STAR WARS Identities opens at Powerhouse Museum

MAAS Star Wars Identities Darthvader (installation view)Who would you be if you were a character from Star Wars? Are you a Yoda or more of a Darth Vader? Fans of the galactic series will be given the opportunity to discover the forces that shape them and the Star Wars character they most identify with in STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition now open at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum.

STAR WARS Identities is designed for visitors of all ages and uses technology and expertise in the fields of neuropsychology, psychology, and biochemistry, interwoven with a collection of over 200 original artefacts, costumes, and props from the Lucasfilm archives, to lead Star Wars fans on a personal Identity Quest.

Visitors will be invited to explore their own identity and learn about the forces that shape them as they move through a series of interactive stations. Each station will provide insights that help museum guests define a unique Star Wars character that they create and meet at the end of the exhibition.

Will your choices lead you on a path to the dark side of the Force? Are you a Wookiee Jedi Knight? Or maybe an Ewok with fighter-pilot skills?

Along the way rare treasures from the Lucasfilm archives and original costumes, props, models and artworks will be on display, giving a behind the scenes look at the movie-making process. There’s BB-8, R2-D2, the Millennium Falcon, Yoda from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader’s suit from Star Wars: Return of the Jed, plus so much more!

Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences (MAAS) Director of Curatorial, Collections and Exhibitions, Peter Denham said the exhibition is an opportunity to delve beyond the films and memorabilia.

STAR WARS Identities celebrates a core focus of ours – the intersection of imagination and technology – and is a wonderful opportunity for generations of fans to share their love of the film franchise through an exciting and interactive exhibition experience,” said Mr Denham.

Star Wars is an iconic and enduring cultural phenomenon and we’re incredibly pleased to be the exclusive venue for this Australian premiere exhibition.”


STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo (Sydney)
Exhibition continues to 10 June 2019
Entry fees apply

For more information, visit: www.maas.museum for details.

Image: Darthvader (installation view) – TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorisation.

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