The exhibit will display over 400 objects from classical antiquity relating to the reign of Alexander the Great.
Stricly for a limited time, this exhibition will open on November 24th 2012 and end on April 28th 2013.
The Collection on Display (400 objects+)
The collection on display contains over 400+ objects relating to the reign of Alexander the Great. This exhibition includes the famous Gonzago Cameo (pictured below) and a polished black basalt statue of Cleopatra VII.
The exhibition is further split into six major themes:
- The Myth of Alexander
- Alexander’s Background
- His Eastern Campaign
- The Hellenistic cultural legacy created by Alexander’s empire
- Ongoing Hellenistic influence
- Reinventing Alexander
Exclusive Events at the Australian Museum
Beyond the exhibition itself is a series of night lectures that explore the subject of Alexander in richer detail:
- The Macedonian Background and Alexander’s Life till his Accession Thursday 31 January
- Alexander the Great – not so alone: Alexander’s Nearest and Dearest Thursday 7 February
- The Evolution of Hellenistic Warfare Thursday 14 February
- Alexander the Great in India (Pakistan, and Afghanistan) Thursday 21 February
- East and West, Before, During and After Alexander Thursday 28 February
- Alexander the Great or Alexander the Lucky Thursday 7 March
- Imagining the divine Alexander Thursday 14 March
- Alexander in Popular Culture Thursday 21 March
(these I’ll definitely be attending!)
The Ultimate Event – 3 Week Overseas Tour
Lastly is an overseas trip on what has been described as ‘cultural and archaeological tour‘ following in the footsteps of Alexander!
Taking in the major archaeological sites and museums in Greece, the tour travels to Turkey to visit the major milestones of Alexander’s trek through Asia-Minor.
More information about the tour can be found here.
Booking and Event Information
Further booking and exhibition information can be found at: