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Presented by the National Geographic Society, and made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology is an innovative exhibition that immerses visitors in the science behind field archaeology.

As it leads viewers on a museum adventure inspired by their beloved film hero, Indiana Jones, the exhibition connects his fictional world to facts that are true to the science of archaeology – whether in the search for treasure, the discovery of artefacts, or their analysis and interpretation.

The Indiana Jones brand humour and adventurous spirit is infused throughout the exhibit to help engage viewers and stimulate their imaginations. Consequently, the exhibition holds broad appeal for all audiences: neophytes and experts, families, film fans, tourists and the general public alike.


Included in the exhibition is a vast and exclusive collection of Indy film props, models, concept art and set designs on loan from the Lucasfilm Archives.

As viewers learn the factual and historical inspiration behind Indy’s adventures, they will also be exposed to some of the world’s most impressive material remains and cultural artefacts from ancient societies. Genuine archaeological artefacts and educational material will be provided by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (commonly known as the Penn Museum). The National Geographic Society, the exhibition’s global presenting partner, will also share some of its revered artefacts, photos, videos and articles.


In an environment spanning over 1,000 square metres and featuring state-of-the-art technology, this first-of-its-kind touring museum exhibition transforms the museum experience into an interactive, multimedia adventure.

Equipped with an intelligent hand-held video guidebook, visitors are immersed into the legendary world of Indiana Jones TM, as they embark on a quest to uncover the true origins of archaeological mysteries. Loaded with comprehensive educational content, photos and videos, the multimedia companion guides visitors along the Indy Trail (where they’ll learn about the facts behind the content in the Indy movies) and the various Archaeological Zones of the exhibition (which establishes links between the films and the interpretation of artefacts).

Lucasfilm Ltd.

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Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be a first-of-its kind institution, designed to serve as the country’s premiere venue for understanding the connections and lineage of illustrative and visual art. Conceived by George Lucas, the museum is based in the filmmaker’s passion for education and the role art can play in inspiring young people. The museum will offer state-of-the-art facilities and unparalleled programming for children, families, schools, scholars, and visiting artists. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art’s collection ranges from fine art to animation, from fashion to cinematic design and is comprised of works of the great masters of the Golden Age of Illustration through today’s digital artists, showing the ways culture is reflected in the popular art of any given time. For more information, visit

National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest non-profit scientific and educational organizations. Since 1888, National Geographic has shared unforgettable stories and groundbreaking discoveries with each new generation. National Geographic supports critical expeditions and scientific fieldwork, advances geography education, promotes natural and cultural conservation, and inspires audiences through vibrant exhibits and live events. For more information, visit

Penn Museum

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, through its research, collections, exhibitions and educational programming, advances understanding of the world's cultural heritage. Founded in 1887, Penn Museum has conducted more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions around the world. For more information, visit

Laval University

The archaeology program at Laval University, unique for its type in Canada, distinguishes itself by its placement with the History Department and for its constitutive principle of interdisciplinarity. The university offers a program involving earth sciences, biological sciences, and theoretical sciences, as well as the social and human sciences, all of which constitute the kernel of the interdisciplinarity we aim for. For more information, visit


X3 Productions has gathered a team of world-renowned specialists to ensure the exhibition presents a factual interpretation of the principles and methodologies of field archaeology. With their recognized expertise in academic and applied archaeology, Dr. Michel Fortin and Dr. Fredrik Hiebert have helped to create and develop the exhibition’s educational content.

With a specialty in Near Eastern archaeology, Dr. Michel Fortin is a Full Professor of Archaeology who has been teaching in the Department of History at Université Laval in Quebec City for nearly three decades. He has led numerous excavation teams in the Middle East and is a true ambassador to his profession.

Archaeologist and National Geographic fellow Dr. Fredrik Hiebert is a veritable field expert who has searched for human history in some of the world’s most remote and exotic places. An expert on the ancient Silk Road, his discoveries have made international headlines.

Additionally, X3 Productions is pleased to have on its team Shirley Reiff Howarth, an expert in travelling exhibitions and exhibition curation, and the director of the Humanities Exchange in Montreal.

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