Adventure World & Australian Museum: The Aztecs
Adventure World partners with the Australian Museum to welcome the Aztecs!
What do Adventure World and the Australian Museum have in common? A solid passion for culture, history and people for starters. But now they also have a brutal, rich, fascinating history of ancient warriors on their hands. And the two companies couldn’t be more pleased about it.
Adventure World and the Australian Museum also both have an integral culture of exploration and learning, and they both work towards attracting and satiating people with an undying thirst for the world and travel. It makes perfect sense then, that Adventure World recently announced a major new three-year partnership with the Australian Museum, forged just in time for Adventure World to be the presenting partner of the Aztecs exhibition that opened on September 13 at the Australian Museum in Sydney.
More than 450 guests enjoyed the opening night preview, where they enjoyed a mariachi band, dancers, and gourmet empanadas and margaritas, and since then, people have been pouring through the doors.
The Aztecs is showing until February 1, 2015 and it brings together over 200 priceless artefacts. The pieces – many in gold, jade, stone and terracotta – have been assembled from the collections of more than 20 Mexican museums and have never been showcased together in Australia before. They are brought to life with clever multimedia displays delving into the former empire and the legends surrounding its peoples’ afterlife. Gods and demons, warriors and slaves, nobles and commoners – they are all a part of an exhibition that will ensure that the 500 year reign of this ancient civilization of warriors will live on in the minds of the many who see it.
Adventure World is also collaborating with the Australian Museum to create a range of themed travel programs tailored to suit Australian Museum members and designed to provide extraordinary, cultural, historical and wildlife experiences, allowing members to visit unique destinations around the world accompanied by Australian Museum experts.
“Adventure World is one of Australia’s most experienced and trusted travel brands and we look forward to having them on board as our fist exhibition partner and our long-term travel partner”
said Kim McKay AO, Australian Museum Director and CEO said.
And the Managing Director of Adventure World, a self-proclaimed history and art geek who just wrapped up a Masters in Art History & Curatorship, is also ecstatic about both the exhibition and the collaboration.
“The partnership between AW and AM is a perfect one,”
she said. “Our customers are curious about the world, keen to explore, understand and engage authentically with different cultures in the same way the Australian Museum members and visitors are. We are proud to be able to provide the best in curated soft adventure travel experiences for the Australian Museum members. And we are also excited to be a presenting partner of an exhibition that will provide a cultural experience for local audiences by showcasing one of the world’s greatest civilisations.”
HOW TO GET THERE:
The Australian Museum is at 6 College Street in central Sydney, right next to Hyde Park. Regular buses pass by the museum and Museum Station is a stone’ throw from the museum’s entrance.
Check out Adventure World’s Mexico tours today, to bring your Aztec experience to life. Enquire online or speak with a travel designer AU: 1300 295 049 / NZ: 0800 238 368
ADVENTURE WORLD'S TOP 3 AZTECS JOURNEYS:
1. HIGHLIGHTS OF MEXICO
A 15-day tour exploring the incredible ancient history of Mexico including visiting the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon in Mexico City and the jaw-dropping architecture of Palenque, Chichen Itza and Tikal. From the colonial city of Oaxaca to the beach resorts of Cancun and the beguiling city of Havana, known for its music, food and its faded Spanish architecture that begs to be photographed.
2. MAYAN HEARTLAND
A ten-day tour that takes in the exciting metropolis of Mexico City and a trip to Palenque where you can explore ancient ruins shrouded in mystique. Then carry on to Tuxtla Gutierrez and pay a visit to San Cristobal de las Casas before a boat ride in Sumidero Canyon. Then it’s on to Merida to wonder at the archaeological sites of Uxmal and Kabah. Then you’d be off to Chichen Itza, the ancient Mayan city, before wrapping up with cocktails by the beach in Cancun.
3. BEYOND THE MAYAN WORLD GROUP JOURNEY
A 14 day tour exploring Mexico City before heading through Puebla, Oaxaca, Tehuantepec San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque and then crossing the border into Central America to journey Guatemala and Honduras. Learn about some of the world’s most fascinating lost civilisations by visiting pre-Columbian pyramids and temples. Marvel at the relics of the Aztec, Zapotec, Miztec and Toltec cultures.
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