Alexander the Great: 2000 years of treasures sets summer attendance record at Australian Museum

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Alexander the Great: 2000 years of treasures sets summer attendance record at Australian Museum

Must close 28 April 2013 – All sessions now on sale

Australian Museum’s blockbuster exhibition Alexander the Great: 2000 Years of treasures must close its doors on Sunday 28 April after setting attendance records for the museum over summer.

“I urge people to take the opportunity to see these treasures for 28 April as they will not travel to Australia again in our lifetime,” says Frank Howarth, Director of the Australian Museum.

The Alexander the Great exhibition is principal attraction for the State Hermitage during the summer tourist season so the objects must be returned to their home in St Petersburg.

“As we close the doors, a team of Russian curators and couriers will begin to prepare and pack the objects for passage back to the State Hermitage,” says Elizabeth Cowell, the exhibition’s Project Manager.

“While we’ll be pleased to see our friends from St Petersburg again it will be very sad to say goodbye to Alexander and to this exquisite collection.”

Anticipating a busy final month – which includes Easter and school holidays – Frank Howarth has a word of advice as to the best time to view the exhibition: “Mornings are most popular, so anyone keen to avoid the crowds should try the afternoon, between 2 and 5pm.”

http://www.alexandersydney.com.au

Exhibition Ticket prices:
Adult $24 / Child (5 to 15 yrs) $12
Family (2 adults + 2 children) $60 / Concession $18/ Children under 5 years free

Note: additional booking fees may apply
Join the Australian Museum Members and receive free entry to this exhibition.

Tickets available at the museum, but to avoid the queues pre-purchase tickets at http://www.ticketmaster.com.au or by calling 136 100

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