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Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches

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Discover an exhibition filled with fun facts, amazing live specimens, and exciting hands-on activities for the whole family.

Exhibition Overview

Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches

Exhibition Type
Nature, Popular Culture, Science and Technology
Area Size
500 to 1000 sqm
Designed For
Museums and Galleries
Science Centres
Availability
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027
Hiring Fee

For a 3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance:


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Core Experience
Immersive digital experience
Hands-on activities
Panels and graphics
Original collection
Reproductions
Living animals

Photos

Credits / Image Information

ROM, 2019

Description

See bloodsuckers in a whole new light in Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches. Featuring immersive experiences, larger-than-life installations, and interactive elements, this exhibition will answer your biting questions about bloodfeeding creatures, whether they’re natural or supernatural. From mosquitoes and ticks to vampires, Bloodsuckers explores the incredible diversity, evolution, and interconnected world of nature’s vampires, and the myths, legends, and pop culture they have inspired.

VR and App Content

Collections

Manuscripts Books & Maps
Specimens
Film & Sound
Live animals

General Information

Created In
2019
Languages
English
French
Additional Information
Over 100 objects including:
-wet, mounted, and taxidermy specimens
-larger-than-life-sized models of the mouthparts of a mosquito, leech, and black fly
-bloodletting instruments and physician’s tools, archival prints, and first edition booksfrom the 17th-19th centuries
-20th–century objects pertaining to bloodfeeders in popular culture
-11 digital and mechanical interactives, including microscopes, a responsive Kinect experience,a touchscreen game, tactile models and labels, and interactive text panels
-11 audio-visual stations with in-depth information on the exhibition’s themes
-8 highlight experiences and integrated immersive areas where visitors can take photos to share on social media, such as a glowing column of giant red blood cells, a retro movie theatre, a historic bloodletting shop, a surprise vampire appearance, and a room of buzzing mosquitoes

Extra Info

Highlights
Curatorial excellence
Immersive experience
Interactivity
Highlights Details
-Overall Winner: American Alliance of Museums, 2019 Excellence in Exhibitions Award
-Society for Experiential Graphic Design: 2021 Merit Awards
Exhibition Add-Ons
Exhibition tour kit
Selfie spots

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