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A ground-breaking exhibit that will transport visitors into the amazing "Age of Steam", with historical artifacts, artworks, and more!
A ground-breaking exhibit that will transport visitors into the amazing "Age of Steam", with historical artifacts, artworks, and more!
124 backers pledged $11,035 to help bring this project to life.

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EXHIBIT OVERVIEW

Is "Steampunk" merely a fancy way of redressing existing fantasies? Is it a modern reaction to mankind’s inability to truly cope with the rapid advances it has inflicted upon itself? Is it a lifestyle choice for a culture wanting to live in a simpler time?

Aeronaut Productions L.L.C. and The Muzeo intend to answer these questions with their latest exhibit:Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination.

Opening Oct. 14, 2011 at Muzeo in Anaheim, CA, Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination will explore the origins, personalities, and lasting effects of an imaginative aesthetic born in “The Age of Steam”, through a collection of artifacts, replicas and informational displays.

After its full run in Anaheim, Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination will likely travel to other locations in the United States.

The exhibit will introduce visitors to an era in which science and industry were combined to launch mankind into the 20th Century (and beyond) – to become a world where ordinary human beings could do the impossible. Historical pioneers like Charles Babbage and prominent personalities like Nikola Tesla will also be revealed for their contributions to the development of incredible technological advances.

Further displays will delve into the fantastical worlds and concepts dreamed of in fiction (by the likes of H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley) and compare them to the wondrous realities created by inventors and scientists like Ada Lovelace, The Wright Brothers, and Thomas Edison.

Some of these galleries will not only enlighten visitors on the connections between science and imagination through artifacts, but will also allow visitors to explore questions about history in creative interactive exhibits.

Some of our Artifacts include:

  • Full scale replica of The Time Machine (created by Rob Niosi) from the 1960 George Pal movie, The Time Machine.
  • Replica of The Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (the 1954 film).
  • Original movie props and concept art.
  • Vintage books, comics and fashion
  • Video displays featuring interviews with prominent Steampunk scholars, authors, artists, and scientists!
  • Steampunk-themed art, sculpture, jewelry, fashion, photography and inventions!

We will also feature a series of special ancillary, bilingual educational programs that will not only entertain students and guests with hands-on craft workshops, but also educational programs and lectures themed to fit the exhibit. All are specially geared to fit within the parameters established by California educational standards.

Not only will Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination be a gallery of history-related items, it will also be an artistic and educational romp through a unique manner of looking at the world around us!

HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS WILL HELP

Aeronaut Productions (a small team of artists, designers, and educators) have been given the unique task of beating the odds, and attempting to bring this exhibit to life in a relatively short period of time! Please join us in this endeavor to bring something extraordinary to life!

We are in need of funds to help us with the following:

  • Build displays and artifact cases.
  • Complete artifact replicas for display.
  • Transport our "crown jewel" - a period-authentic replica of The Time Machine to the Muzeo.
  • Print graphics and legends for exhibit.

MORE INFORMATION

If you would like to keep up with Aeronaut Productions efforts to bring Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination to vivid reality, you may do so in the following ways:

Visit our YouTube Channel

Follow us on Twitter

Visit our Behind-The-Scenes Blog

If you are interested in participating as an artist/artifact contributor, or would like to learn more about the exhibit, please contact us at: info@aeronautproductions.com

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    A special message of our undying gratitude on our exhibit's website PLUS A "Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination" digital desktop image (via download) by artist Peter Overstreet!

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    All the above + A limited edition "Steampunk: H.B.I" "Boiler Crew" sticker - perfect for decorating your favorite steam powered dirigible!

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    All the above + A custom made "Steampunk: H.B.I" "Steam Explorer" passport prop- just the thing when you're traveling to the center of the Earth by elephant!

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    All the above + A limited edition "Steampunk: H.B.I." "Sponsors Only" button - wear it with pride alongside your fellow Steampunk teammates!

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    All the above + A limited edition "Steampunk: H.B.I." cloisonne pin with spinning, mechanical gear background (This pin will only be available to sponsors and not to the general public)!

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    All the above+ A special mention on our online video blog by our mascot, Capt. Thaddeus "Tadger" Thicketristle + 2 passes to the MUZEO for use during the exhibition - "Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination", & A "Steampunk: H.B.I." exhibit crew patch - feel like you're part of the action!

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    All the above + A pair of custom-made, one-of-a-kind "Steampunk:H.B.I" goggles...perfect for guarding your eyes from sudden steamy outbursts! + A MUZEO membership (one person) - which includes: 1 year Individual Membership with guest benefits (Unlimited admission for one year for one named adult...I.D.required & members can bring one guest per visit, per day).

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    All the above + A custom-made, one-of-a-kind "Steampunk:H.B.I." Adventurer's Top Hat & Text recognition of your contribution on our in-exhibit LCD screens!

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    All the above + A VIP Trip to a special "Steampunk:History Beyond Imagination" specific gala show!

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    ll the above + Official designation as a "Supporting Sponsor" on all marketing materials related to the exhibit. This includes (but is not limited to) text listing on web, in monthly newsletter to 6,000 cultural consumers, on special event and program promotional materials and on in venue LCD screens.

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    All the above + A special appearance on our making-of video blog, AND home page logo/name recognition on MUZEO’s website w/link to the supporting sponsors website + Logo/name recognition on monthly newsletters, on special event and program promotional materials, on in venue LCD screen, in print ads and on a 30 second television commercial!

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