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"Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology" premieres at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, CA - probably it's only appearance in the U.S. before it heads back to Europe!

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Roads of Arabia

Roads of Arabia

The extraordinary traveling exhibition, Roads of Arabia, premiered in the U.S. at the Smithsonian's Freer/Sackler Galleries, with films produced by Professor Maggie Burnette Stogner. Over 300 artifacts, many recently discovered and never before seen in the U.S., reveal the largely unknown cultural history of the Arabian Peninsula. The exhibit is open in Washington D.C. until February 24, and then travels to Houston, Chicago, and San Francisco. Stogner was assisted by several AU Alum and graduate students in the making of the exhibition films as well as filming the U.S. footage for a one-hour special for the Smithsonian Channel.

Harrison Ford and Professor Stogner


Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology exhibition had a very successful run at the Montreal Science Center and has just finished its tour in Valencia, Spain at the Principe Felipe Science Museum, on September 16, 2012. The exhibit is now coming to the U.S. and opens on October 12th at the Santa Ana Discovery Science Center in southern California.This exciting international exhibit showcases iconic props and costumes plus real artifacts linked to places in the films. It also features several short documentaries and an audio welcome with Harrison Ford, produced by Blue Bear Films. View trailer

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and Great Pharaohs

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and Great Pharaohs, showcasing over 3,000 years of ancient Egypt, had an extremely successful run at the Denver Art Museum in 2010 as well as in the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul in 2011. Harrison Ford narrates the introductory film that Stogner produced, directed and wrote, as well as the audio tour. Working hand-in-hand with the design team, she created numerous immersive media elements for this exhibition, which premiered in late 2008 and continues to travel throughout the U.S.The exhibit is currently at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. Come check it out before it finds a new home – last day is January 6, 2013!

Stogner Exhibit Project


Real Pirates: the Untold Story of the Whydah, from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship

Real Pirates: the Untold Story of the Whydah, from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship is currently sailing from the Saint Louis Science Center and will make its next landfall at the Milwaukee Public Museum on December 14, 2012. The 16,000-square-foot, interactive, immersive exhibition unlocks the real world of pirates. Stogner produced, directed and wrote the films, historical re-creations, 2D and 3D animations, environmental sounds effects and voicescapes for this exhibition.

Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt

Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt premiered at The Franklin Institute in 2010 and opened at the Cincinnati Museum Center in 2011. The exhibition will be housed at the California Science Center in Los Angeles until the end of 2012. Sponsored by Arts and Exhibitions International, Stogner produced a film for this exhibition on popular depictions of Cleopatra in the movies. SOC Film and Media Arts alum Michael Hyde edited the film.

Stogner Exhibit Project


Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures

Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures opened at the British Museum in London in March 2011 and will open in Melbourne, Australia in March 2013. Sponsored by the National Geographic Society and the National Museum of Kabul, this extraordinary exhibition of Silk Road treasures traveled in the U.S. thanks to a generous grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities. It then traveled to museums in Canada and Germany. "The Kite Runner" author Khaled Hosseini narrates the exhibit film and a longer film for broadcast, both of which Stogner produced, directed and wrote in 2008. Watch 3-D animated recreation of a throne, one of the highlights of the exhibition.

Ancient Treasure Ships: From China to Arabia and the Great Oman Voyage

Ancient Treasure Ships: From China to Arabia and the Great Oman Voyage opened in Muscat, Oman in 2011. Sponsored by National Geographic, this unique exhibition reveals 5th to 15th century maritime sea trade through iconic artifacts, and contextualized through the videos, interactives, and animated maps that Stogner created. It premiered in Singapore in June of 2010 as a traveling museum exhibition within the Vivo City mega mall in Singapore City. Reviews heralded its fresh approach in bringing significant culture to a popular location. Watch video from the opening in Oman

Shipwrecked Trailer

Stogner Exhibit Project Shipwrecked Trailer

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Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds

Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds opened in Singapore in February 2011. Presented by the Smithsonian Institute's Freer and Sackler Galleries, this world-touring museum exhibition includes a stunning display of artifacts from a 9th century shipwreck found in the Java Sea. Stogner produced, directed and wrote five short videos and a complex multilayered, animated map for the exhibition, as well as the trailer and some web content. In 2012, Shipwrecked debuted in the U.S. at the Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington D.C.
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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs drew a record number of over 8 million visitors in the U.S. and Europe. Narrated by Omar Sharif and sponsored by AEI and National Geographic, it drew more crowds at a new venue in NYC’s Times Square in 2010. The exhibit traveled to Melbourne, Australia in 2011. Stogner created the videos and immersive media for this exhibition for its debut in Los Angeles in 2005, and continued to contribute new media elements at various venues.