In October Director General Massimo Osanna (Parco Arceologico di Pompei) was presented with his very own LEGO mini-fig at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for our Pompeii Cast Project between the University of Sydney and the Pompeii Archaeological Park.
Made by Liam Jensen of Lego Classicists (Sydney) and co-ordinated by the Nicholson Museum, Dr Estelle Lazer had the pleasure of presenting LEGO Osanna to Director Ossana. We are thrilled that the mini-fig was well received and was announced by Director Osanna on twitter.
The Italian press joined in on the fun, widely reporting on the LEGO Osanna and the Nicholson Museum's exhibtion. Including: La Repubblica Napoli, Il Mattino, Corriere Del Mezzogiorno, Madeinpompeii.it and Ecampania
Before making his long journey to Italy, LEGO Osanna was taken on a guided tour through LEGO Pompeii at the Nicholson Museum, where he climbed the heights of the Amphitheatre, met with tourists enjoying the LEGO sites and even joined LEGO Estelle in her work on the skeletal remains.
LEGO photography by Dr Craig Barker at the Nicholson Museum.
The exhibition of LEGO Pompeii and the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney is open to the public from Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm and the first Saturday of every month 12-4pm and is completely free.
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