Published: Mar 19, 2015
Posted In: Press Releases
Guests at Passages Santa Clarita will experience an all-new exhibit layout chronicling the Bible’s transmission, translation, impact and controversy through immersive environments such as:
The exhibit also features digital technologies and hands-on activities for guests of all ages and backgrounds.
Artifacts and texts documenting the Bible’s history from early tablets to today’s digital Bibles will be on display. Highlights from the exhibit’s 400 rare biblical items include:
Passages will also host a monthly, free-to-the-public speakers series showcasing lectures from top biblical manuscript scholars and academics on topics related to archaeology, biblical history, cultural impact and more.
“Passages provides everyone—from the casual visitor to the intellectually curious, from scholars to schoolchildren —with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to go behind the scenes of one of the most influential, best-selling books of all time,” said Trobisch. “You would have to travel the world to catch just a glimpse of what you can experience at Passages in Santa Clarita beginning April 3.”
Passages (ExplorePassages.com) is a 30,000-square-foot, interactive, traveling exhibit chronicling the history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. In Santa Clarita, California, from April 3, 2015 to Feb. 27, 2016, the family-friendly exhibit features some 400 items from one of the world’s largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts. Since its debut in 2011, several hundred thousand people have experienced Passages in five other U.S. cities, where 90 percent of surveyed visitors have rated the exhibit five out of five stars. Many artifacts traveling with Passages will be featured in Museum of the Bible; a select few will also travel to Philadelphia in September for a special exhibit marking Pope Francis’ first visit to the U.S.
About Museum of the Bible:
Museum of the Bible (museumoftheBible.org) invites all people to engage with the Bible through museum exhibits and scholarly pursuits, including artifact research, education initiatives and an international museum opening late 2017 in Washington, D.C. The 430,000-square-foot, $400 million Museum of the Bible, dedicated to the impact, history and narrative of the Bible, will be located three blocks from the U.S. Capitol. As of 2015, it has sponsored