COSI to host The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes Opening
February 8, 2014
Nov. 13, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Footprints, splatter patterns and the powers of observation mark the journey through
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes,
February 8, 2014
at COSI. The brand-new, interactive experience combines science with history and culture to bring to life the historic underpinnings of author Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle's
rich and vibrant stories.
COSI visitors will learn how
, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of his era's most mysterious fictional crimes. His practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author
, changed the way police work was conducted and remain in practice today.
International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes
features original manuscripts and period artifacts, investigative tools influenced and used by
, and interactive crime-solving opportunities. Guests will be transported into
to solve a crime in a world filled with innovation and experimentation – and one just receiving its introduction to his ground-breaking methods.
"COSI is excited to be the second host of this one-of-a-kind exhibition building on the compelling deductive reasoning of the favorite character,
, Ed.D, president and CEO of COSI. "Guests will be able to immerse themselves into the world of
at 221B Baker Street and solve an apparent crime using the deductive thinking Holmes is known for."
The exhibition is brought to COSI as the result of a unique arts partnership between Exhibits Development Group (EDG);
Geoffrey M. Curley
+ Associates; Conan Doyle Estate Ltd.; and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
"The Conan Doyle Estate can't remember an undertaking as involved and exciting as this one," says the Estate's U.S. representative
: "Museum visitors will experience the scientific and literary ideas that inspired Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle
, and Holmes' methods for investigating and solving crimes as the world's first consulting detective, and they will visit their two worlds, including the very rooms in which all this took place."
The International Exhibition of
Saturday, February 8, 2014
at COSI and runs through
September 1, 2014
and is open during regular COSI hours. For more information about this limited engagement exhibition at COSI visit cosi.org.