April 10 (Sat) – June 13 (Sun) 2010
*The museum will remain open during the entire 65 day exhibit.

Hours: April 10 - May 31
9:30 - 17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
June 1 - June 13
9:00 - 18:00 (Admission until 17:30)
Location: Aomori Museum of Art Special Exhibit Gallery
Admission: General 1,200 yen (1,000 yen)
University and High School Students 700 yen (600 yen)
Junior High and Elementary School Students 300 yen (200 yen)
image:Relics of the Ancient Roman Empire
Flyer (PDF/3.2MB)
*Amounts given in parentheses are admission for groups of 20 people or greater and must be purchased ahead of time.
*Persons with disability may be accompanied by 1 attendant free of charge.
*Admission to this exhibit and the permanent collection is free for schools visiting the museum for educational purposes.

Exhibit Outline

This Roman Empire exhibit, unprecedented in scale and content, revisits and explores the period around the time of the first emperor Augustus, progressing with the empire from its birth to the height of its prosperity, by examining the magnificent murals, sculpture, and other works of art from the day. All works on display are famous pieces selected carefully from prized Italian collections, including gorgeous murals of Pompeii, valiant sculptures of the great men of Rome, and luxuriant jewelry pieces. The exhibit also includes some of the latest findings of a team from the University of Tokyo which carried out an excavation at the base of Mount Vesuvius starting in 2002. The remains of the dwellings of Pompeii have been recreated using state-of-the-art computer graphics that are so realistic you will feel as if you are actually standing there.
These splendid relics from one of the greatest empires in history are making their way to Aomori!

Exhibit Details

1 Name: Relics of the Ancient Roman Empire: The Glory of Rome and the Tragedy of Pompeii
2 Period: April 10 (Sat) – June 13 (Sun) 2010 *The museum will remain open during the entire 65 day exhibit.
3 Location: Aomori Museum of Art Special Exhibit Gallery
4 Organizers: Ancient Roman Empire Relic Exhibit Executive Committee (Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori Broadcasting Corporation, The To-o Nippo Press Co., Ltd.)
5 Supports: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Culture Affairs Agency, Embassy of Italy, Aomori Prefecture Board of Education, Iwate Prefecture Board of Education, Akita Prefecture Board of Education, Aomori Prefecture Mayors Association, Aomori Prefecture Town and Village Assembly, NHK Aomori Station, Aomori FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Aomori Cable Television Co., Ltd.
6 Special Sponsor: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
7 Sponsor: Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
8 Cooperation: Alitalia - Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A.,Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd.
9 Academic Cooperation: Somma Vesuviana Excavation Survey Team, the University of Tokyo
10 Image Cooperation: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
11 Exhibition Cooperation: Technical Co., Ltd., Kon Wood Works Co., Ltd.

Aomori Museum of Art

Address 185 Chikano, Yasuta, Aomori, Aomori, 038-0021, Japan
TEL 017-783-3000
E-mail bijutsukan@pref.aomori.lg.jp
Access (JR) 20 minutes by car from JR Aomori Station.
(Aomori Municipal bus.) 20 min. by bus bound for "MENKYO-CENTER" from JR Aomori Station. Get off the bus at the stop “Kenritsu-bijutsukan-mae."
(Airport) 20 minutes by car from the Aomori Airport.
(Highway) 5 minutes by car from the Tohoku Expressway Aomori Interchange.