Win tickets to Michael Jackson: The Official Exhibition at the 02
PUBLISHED: 15:15 23 November 2009 | UPDATED: 16:33 07 September 2010
Showcasing some of the most personal and iconic memorabilia from The King of Pop's extraordinary life, Michael Jackson: The Official Exhibition will celebrate his unparalleled career, opening for a limited run at The O2 Bubble.
Showcasing some of the most personal and iconic memorabilia from The King of Pop’s extraordinary life, Michael Jackson: The Official Exhibition will celebrate his unparalleled career, opening for a limited run at The O2 Bubble.
The exhibit will chronicle Michael’s rise to fame with The Jackson 5 at Motown Records, his record-breaking solo career as a global superstar, and end with the spectacular shows he had planned for The O2 Arena before his untimely death. This extensive, never before seen collection will be exhibited across nine different themed galleries and include more than 250 objects.
Michael Jackson: The Official Exhibition will show for only three months at The O2 bubble. Tickets are priced £15.00 (£17.50 weekends) for adults, £12.00 (£14.50 weekends) for concessions, and will be available September 25th on Ticketmaster (0844 847 1643), See Tickets, Seatem, HMV Shops nationally, or from www.michaeljacksonexhibition.co.uk. The London world premiere will be one of only three cities and the sole European engagement for the exhibition.
Michael Jackson: The Official Exhibition will include items that have never been seen up close by the public. Michael Jackson’s estate has opened up his extensive archives from his homes, Neverland Ranch, concert collections and video vault to present more than 250 items, including awards, clothing items and a wide range of personal belongings. These include an original Jackson 5 contract, personally commissioned portraits, the largest publicly displayed collection of his iconic concert and video costumes, his personal Rolls Royce and the famous sequined glove.
The exhibition is divided into galleries that reflect specific milestones in Michael’s life, including: Motown, his solo career, dancing, costumes, his humanitarian efforts and a celebration of his life.
The exhibition is organized by Arts and Exhibitions International (AEI), the company behind the blockbuster Tutankhamun and Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibition, and curated by The GRAMMY Museum. The final two venues and dates will be announced in coming months.
“Michael Jackson: The Official Exhibition will let Michael’s fans celebrate his life, artistry and humanitarian efforts in a way that respects and honours his legacy,” said John Branca and John McClain, Co-Special Administrators for the Estate.
Robert Santelli, executive director of The GRAMMY Museum, said of this exhibition: “Michael Jackson was undeniably one of the most significant entertainers in music history. His unique blend of dance, fashion, showmanship, spectacle, and true musical genius marked a watershed moment in popular music, weaving together an intricate story that deserves to be told.”
About Arts and Exhibitions International (AEI)
Founded in 2003 by president John Norman and international vice president Andres Numhauser, AEI is a division of AEG Live that produces the award-winning exhibition “Diana: A Celebration” in association with the Althorp Estate in the United Kingdom, two touring exhibitions dedicated to the treasures of King Tut, “Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship” and “America I AM: The African American Imprint” presented by Tavis Smiley. Norman and Numhauser have nearly 40 years combined experience in the entertainment and exhibition business, including other world-renowned projects such as “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit” and “Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes.” The company has relationships with the most important museums in the world and has presented traveling exhibitions on four continents. For more information on AEI, visit www.artsandexhibitions.com.