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Member Preview - Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World

Statue of King Ashurnasirpal II

Members are invited to join us for an exclusive preview of the blockbuster exhibition, Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World, presented by RSA Insurance, before it opens to the public.

For the first time ever at this scale in North America, one of the greatest civilizations in history is revealed.  Journey with us to the ancient lands of Sumer, Assyria and Babylon, from the foundations of the earliest settlements (c. 6500 - 4000 BC), to the beginning of written history (c. 3100 BC), to the fall of Babylon (c. 539 BC).

PREVIEW SCHEDULE:

NOTE:  You must be registered for the lectures to be able to attend

10 am - 6 pm:  EXHIBITION VIEWING
Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall, Level 2B
No registration required

11 am - 12 pm:  LECTURE
Re-inventing Mesopotamia
Dave Hollands shares a behind the scenes look at the making of the exhibition.
Theatre ROM, Level 1B (registration is required for lectures)
REGISTER HERE

2 pm:  WELCOME REMARKS
Dr. Clemens Reichel, ROM Associate Curator
Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall, Level 2B.  No registration required.

5 - 6 pm:  LECTURE
Beyond the Garden of Eden: Ancient Mesopotamia Resurrected

Dr. Clemens Reichel, shares behind the scenes stories about the extraordinary priceless artifacts from Sumer, Assyria and Babylon.
Theatre ROM, Level 1B (registration is required for lectures)
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Mesopotamia is presented by the British Museum in collaboration with the Royal Ontario Museum. Supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program. Statue of King Ashurnasirpal II, Magnesite, from Nimrud, Temple of Ishtar, 875-860 BCE, © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Location

Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall, Level 2B, Michael Lee-Chin Crystal

 

Bloor Street (main entrance)

Contact

416.586.5700

membership@rom.on.ca