In the summer of 2017 we organized and ran two events in the Museum in support of their special exhibit, "Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum".
Want to learn more about the game system and see our photos from the event, then please click on Read More.
Gladiator combat has evolved into one of the defining symbols of ancient Roman culture. Immortalized by films, gladiators locked in mortal combat for the entertainment of the crowds in Rome’s Colosseum are larger-than-life figures in our mind. However, what went on behind the scenes? The exhibit, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum, provides answers in two arenas: that of the gladiators and that of the Colosseum. The exhibit takes us through time and through the Roman Empire. Featuring original artifacts from the Colosseum never before exhibited outside of Italy, this large international exhibit illustrates the compelling and fascinating world of the gladiators.
This exhibit also explores the behind-the-scenes lives of the gladiators and the colossal stage upon which their fate was determined, the Colosseum. Theirs was a world of specialized training, discipline, regulation, and peril, but also of hope of fame, redemption and even wealth and freedom. Original armor and related archaeological artifacts from the Colosseum and other Italian museums are included.
Organized by Contemporanea Progetti, srl and Expona in collaboration with the Colosseum, Rome. Local support provided by HMW Entertainment and The Hamill Foundation.
The Wargame At The Museum initiative describes our ongoing informal partnership with the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS).
From time to time the Museum features exhibits that we feel fit well with a wargaming genre.
We endeavor to setup, demonstrate, and even teach complimentary wargames near these exhibits, with the goal of educating the visiting public about the related prototypical conflict and, at the same time, promote the wargaming hobby in general and our club in particular.