Mall of America® to host DRESSING DOWNTON, EXPERIENCE THE COSTUMES AND COLLECTION OF DOWNTON ABBEY®
Exhibition will showcase the costumes and fashion from the beloved television program Downton Abbey®
Bloomington, Minn. (Oct. 27, 2016) — One of the most widely watched dramas in the world is coming to Minnesota in a limited time exhibition and retail experience showcasing 27 period costumes from Downton Abbey®.
Mall of America is proud to announce that it will host Dressing Downton, Experience the Costumes & Collection November 4, 2016 through January 31, 2017. The exhibition was produced by leading international traveling exhibition producer, Exhibits Development Group, St. Paul, MN that brought MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition to Mall of America earlier this month and Treasures of Napoléon to St. Paul last Winter to the showboat owned by the University of Minnesota. The exhibition is an ongoing collaboration with NBCUniversal International Television Production and Carnival Films/PBS Masterpiece’s Downton Abbey®. EDG’s sister-exhibition that premiered at the Biltmore Estate to hundreds of thousands of fans in February 2015 is touring historic homes and art museums through 2018 and now Minnesota fans have a chance to see a slightly smaller version in a very fun and accessible setting.
Guests will have close and personal access to the costumes worn by award winning actors from the series from upstairs including Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Elizabeth McGovern and those from downstairs while experiencing an array of retail products and holiday products designed and developed for the adoring fans of Downton Abbey.
Amy Noble Seitz, Founder & CEO of Exhibits Development Group explained, “We are thrilled to be in our home state and at Mall of America with these two important exhibitions of popular culture that help drive new audiences to the Mall while being in our backyard with our friends, families and the fans to enjoy these international exhibitions. The large fan base of Downton Abbey® in Minnesota from the local PBS member station TPT audience will be absolutely thrilled.”
Presented in part with Twin Cities PBS (TPT), Experience the Costumes & Collection of Downton Abbey will open on level 1, West at Mall of America on November 4, 2016, where it will be on view through January 30, 2017. Tickets will be on sale at http://exhibitsdevelopment.com/DowntonMOA.html.
Exhibition produced by Exhibits Development in cooperation with NBC Universal International Television Production. Downton™ and Downton Abbey®. ©2014 Carnival Film & Television Limited. All Rights Reserved.
ABOUT EXHIBITS DEVELOPMENT GROUP (EDG)
EDG is dedicated to the development, production, marketing and distribution of traveling museum exhibitions and cultural projects. EDG also serves as a partner to other exhibition organizers, museums, foundations and collection owners in the U.S. and abroad, in the care and stewardship of their exhibitions and collection. EDG’s mission is to initiate and promote international cultural and intellectual exchange by bringing high-quality traveling exhibitions of art, science and history to broad and diverse audiences. For more information, please visit www.exhibitsdevelopment.com
ABOUT NBCUNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION PRODUCTION
NBCUniversal International Television Production’s in-house production labels include: Carnival Films, creators of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama sensation Downton Abbey; Monkey Kingdom, which produces Channel 4’s hit UK reality series, Made in Chelsea; factual entertainment label Chocolate Media, makers of How To Cook Well with Raymond Blanc for BBC2; Lucky Giant, which specializes in comedy and most recently produced Christopher Guest comedy Family Tree, starring Chris O’Dowd for both BBC2 and HBO; and Australian-based Matchbox Pictures, makers of critically-acclaimed drama series The Slap and Real Housewives of Melbourne.
ABOUT MALL OF AMERICA®
Mall of America (MOA) is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America. At 5.6 million square feet, MOA boasts more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park featuring 27 rides; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, home to sharks, sting rays and an amazing underwater tunnel; FlyOver America a 4D immersive flight adventure; Crayola Experience; Rainforest Café; Hard Rock Café; the nation’s longest indoor zip line and an 18-hole mini golf course.
The Mall, a top American tourist and vacation destination, opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Mall of America hosts more than 400 events annually, including concerts, book signings, celebrity meet-and-greets and community-focused cultural events. The Mall is also home to a 500-room Radisson Blu hotel, a 342-room JW Marriott hotel; office tower; grand entrance and more. Follow Mall of America on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit our blog. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.
ABOUT TWIN CITIES PBS (TPT)
The mission of TPT is to “enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of media.”
As one of the nation’s leading public media organizations, Twin Cities PBS (TPT) uses television, interactive media and community engagement to advance education, culture and citizenship. Over its nearly 60-year history, TPT has been recognized for its innovation and creativity with numerous awards, including Peabody awards and national and regional Emmys.
Based in St. Paul, MN, TPT is the most highly-viewed public TV station in the nation, reaching over 1.7 million people each month through multiple broadcast and online channels. The organization's particular areas of focus include: the educational readiness of children; serving the needs and unleashing the potential of America's aging population; engaging a new generation in the power of public media; and being the preferred media partner for organizations that align with our mission to enrich lives and strengthen community.
For more information about TPT, visit our website at www.tpt.org or join us on Facebook and Twitter.