‘Game of Thrones’ exhibition starts world tour at Barcelona’s Maritime Museum
Visitors can see costumes, weapons and props from seven seasons of HBO’s hit fantasy series
‘Game of Thrones: the touring exhibition’ opens on Saturday at Barcelona’s Maritime Museum. The Catalan capital is the starting point for the exhibition’s world tour, which will allow fans around the globe to explore the fictional universe of ‘Game of Thrones’ in the largest public exhibition to date. Organized by HBO Global Licensing, the GES Production Company and the local vendor Sold Out, the show combines immersive environments with interactive spaces and multimedia content.
The interactive experience inspired by HBO’s hit series boasts more than 1,000 square meters, offering visitors the chance to see the props, weapons, armor, costumes and original sets that appear on the screen.
Robin Stapley, the vice-president of Design and Creativity at GES Events, the company organizing the exhibition, explained that the show will please not only fans, but also the general public. Apart from allowing visitors to see the actual costumes, weapons and props used by the actors in the seven seasons of the series, Stapley also pointed out that the exhibition gives visitors the chance to see the small details not visible on the screen.
The exhibition is made up of several thematic areas representing locations in the series, with clothing, props, weapons and armor shown in an immersive environment. Examples are the winter landscape of the North, the tree-lined King’s Road or the majestic views of the capital, King's Landing. Stapley’s favorite area of the exhibition is devoted to the Targaryen dynasty, which the vice president of Design and Creativity invites the Catalan public to come and see for themselves.
"The building is incredible, the architecture is fantastic, it's great to be here"
Robin Stapley · Vice-president of Design and Creativity at GES Events
Among the many objects to be seen in the exposition are the costumes used by Arya Stark and Sandor Clegane, Arya’s sword, Margaery Tyrell’s and Joffrey Baratheon’s opulent wedding garments and the litter used to transport Joffrey in King’s Landing. Also on display are the costumes of Stannis Baratheon and the red priest Melisandre, Ellaria Sand’s luxurious silk dress and Oberyn Martell’s leather armor.
Barcelona, the starting point
The organizers chose Barcelona to start the international tour because it is a "big city" and many people here watched the series, not to mention the fact that some of the show was filmed in Girona and near Barcelona. "The building is incredible, the architecture is fantastic, it's great to be here," said Stapley.
Two of the actors that appeared in the series, Tom Wlaschiha and Ian Beattie, also attended the inauguration of the Barcelona exhibition, which can be visited until January 7.