CMU School of Drama

Friday, July 07, 2017

Games of Thrones Touring Exhibition to Showcase Largest Public Display of Props and Costumes from Hit Series

InPark Magazine: Inspired by and filled withimages and artifacts from the hit HBO series GAME OF THRONES: THE TOURING EXHIBITION will drop fans in the center of the Seven Kingdoms for an up-close and personal look at authentic props, costumes and set decorations from the show. In collaboration with HBO Global Licensing, GES is designing and building the new 10,000-square-foot interactive experience, and will exclusively tour the exhibition to worldwide destinations starting Fall 2017. The tour will kick off in Europe, with the first location to be announced soon.


Sophie Nakai said...

Game of Thrones is such a popular and iconic show that I think it is amazing that fans will be able to see the costumes and props of their favorite characters. I think that if they work to make this exhibit a really good experience for the fans, it could completely transform the way that people view the show. If they use sound and lights in a way that fans really believe they are part of the world, then that shows that tech can really help an exhibit. It's not just all about what is on display, it is also about what the people hear and see subconsciously. It is really beneficial to play with people's minds in such a way that they don't notice they hear or see something until it is gone. They could underscore a couple things in different rooms and then in one room completely take away the noise to leave the viewers empty and unsure. I would love to see what they are going to do with this exhibit and how the tech will be incorporated.

Jack Desmarais-Harris said...

I personally love this show, and I have friends that love it as well, the books and/or the show. I think a huge part of it is how immersive and encapsulating the world is. I get this almost giddy feeling whenever a new area is introduced, or when the fantastical elements of this world are subtly weaved into an otherwise straight forward medieval-esque society. This exhibit I think is going to seriously alter how people think about the show. It's very easy to overlook how much work and effort goes into each and every camera shot. Shows like this aren't just filmed in front of a green screen wearing green and everything is computerized, they're genuinely well thought-out costumes, props, scenery, camera angles, and I think this exhibit will give a sort of more personalized feeling to spectators and make them think "Wow, this is real".