Museum of the Bible has signed on as the lead sponsor of EPA’s 2017 convention in Chicago.
The 430,000-square-foot museum is currently under construction in Washington, D.C., and is scheduled to open in November 2017.
Located just two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, Museum of the Bible will invite people to engage with the Bible via a scholarly presentation of the book that has shaped modern culture like no other. It will be an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is for all people to engage with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible.
Museum of the Bible will be an unparalleled experience, using cutting-edge technology to bring the Bible to life. It will span time, space, and cultures, inviting everyone to engage with the Bible. With three permanent sections and space for temporary exhibits, there will always be something new to explore.
Visitors to Museum of the Bible will:
- Explore the Bible's impact on world culture and modern-day civilization—from literature and fine arts to architecture, education and science; on film, music and family; and government, law, human rights and social justice
- Discover archaeological and historic treasures, like the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Torah scrolls, early New Testament texts, rare biblical manuscripts, incunables and first-edition Bibles
- Walk through a replica of first-century Nazareth, the town that Jesus knew
- Witness the preservation, translation and transmission of the Bible over time, from clay tablets revealing the earliest writings to today’s digital Bible
- “Drive Through History” on a high-definition sensory ride offering dynamic encounters with great people, places and events that changed the world
- Download their own memories of the Bible to a buzzing, real-time social media hub
Other planned features include a state-of-the-art lecture hall, a lobby with floor-to-ceiling interactive media wall, a performing arts theatre, a children’s area, restaurants and a rooftop garden with panoramic views of Washington. Distinct long-term and short-term exhibit spaces will also showcase treasures of the Bible from other leading museums and collections worldwide.
A high-tech experience
Museum officials have introduced a comprehensive ecosystem of technology: a $42 million investment in a visitor experience that will be unrivaled in the industry when the museum opens next fall.
“Museum of the Bible's team of innovators, in concert with some of the world's leading creative and technical minds, has dedicated itself to building the most technologically advanced museum in the world,” said Cary Summers, president of Museum of the Bible.
Among the components announced was a digital guide—a powerful technology ecosystem for which a customized mobile device the size of a large smartphone serves as a guest's primary interface. This convergence of technologies—unlike any personal touring system used by any museum in the world—promises to become the new standard for museum navigation.
Museum of the Bible will be hosting a free breakfast for all EPA convention attendees where they will make an exclusive presentation about the new museum. Sign up for the breakfast during the registration process. EPA 2017 will take place April 9-11 at the Westin Lombard in Lombard, IL.
Learn more about the museum at www.museumofthebible.org.
Learn more about the EPA 2017 at www.evangelicalpress.com/convention.
Posted December 14, 2016