LAS VEGAS, July 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRXI) a leading presenter of museum-quality touring exhibitions around the world, announced today that after embarking on a three-city tour, Jewels of Titanic will end its journey at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor Hotel and Casino on July 21, 2013. Featuring diamonds, sapphires, pearls and gold, the 15 priceless artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic will likely never be seen again as a complete collection. The jewels will be removed from the temporary gallery in Las Vegas and redistributed among various Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition displays in museums and exhibits around the world. The complete exhibition of more than 250 artifacts will remain open at the Luxor Hotel and Casino.
Viewed by thousands of visitors across the nation, Jewels of Titanic began its journey in Atlanta, GA in late 2012 and continued on to Orlando, FL in early 2013 before reaching its final destination in Las Vegas, NV. This one-of-a-kind experience has brought together the most dazzling artifacts recovered from the wreck site, fascinating visitors with the history behind each piece, their intricacies and delicate designs and the story behind their discovery.
"Since we began touring Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition 18 years ago, visitors have been fascinated by the jewelry recovered from the wreck site. Jewels of Titanic was the first time we brought this collection of artifacts together for the public and we were able to share their amazing story of discovery and the history behind the coveted Jewels of Titanic," said Alexandra Klingelhofer, vice president of collections for RMS Titanic, Inc. and Premier Exhibitions, Inc. "Thousands of exhibition-goers have marveled at this unique collection and it was a joy to bring these incredible pieces of jewelry together for this unprecedented tour."
The Jewels of Titanic tour launched as an initiative during the Centennial commemoration of the sinking of Titanic as a unique way to honor the legacy of the great ocean liner and her ill-fated passengers. Many of the artifacts featured in Jewels of Titanic were found together in a leather Gladstone bag lying at the bottom of the ocean, and after undergoing conservation they were separated amongst the traveling Exhibitions. Jewels of Titanic marks the first time the pieces have been seen by the public as a complete collection.
WHAT: Jewels of Titanic ends three-city tour in Las Vegas on July 21, 2013.
WHERE: Las Vegas, NV, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Luxor Hotel and Casino
TICKETS: Jewels of Titanic is complimentary with paid admission to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. For more information, please call 404-842-2600 or visit www.RMSTitanic.net
About R.M.S. Titanic, Inc. – a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. R.M.S. Titanic, Inc., is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of Titanic. The Company was granted salvor-in-possession rights to the wreck of Titanic by a United States Federal Court in 1994 and has conducted eight research and recovery expeditions to Titanic recovering more than 5,500 artifacts. In the summer of 2010, RMS Titanic, Inc., conducted a ground-breaking expedition to Titanic 25 years after its discovery, to undertake innovative 3D video recording, data gathering and other technical measures so as to virtually raise Titanic, preserving the legacy of the Ship for all time. Additional information about RMS Titanic, Inc. is available at the Company's web site, www.RMSTitanic.net.
About Premier Exhibitions – Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRXI), located in Atlanta, GA, is a major provider of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world and a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment. The Company's exhibitions present unique opportunities to experience compelling stories using authentic objects and artifacts in diverse environments. Exhibitions are presented in museums, exhibition centers and other entertainment venues. Additional information about Premier Exhibitions is available at www.prxi.com.
Source:Premier Exhibitions, Inc.