He reports on Facebook:
Last Saturday I gave two sold-out presentations at the truly amazing Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and got to see their beautiful National Geographic Sacred Journey’s Exhibit in person. The museum curators expanded the basic exhibit and added a lifesize replica of the Shroud, which you can see on display in the photo below. The exhibit runs until February 2016 and is definitely worth seeing. I’ll include a full report in our next website update. (See the September 3rd posting below for links). Photo ©2015 Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Other coverage in this blog includes:
Mark Shea has a sense of humor. He tells us in his blog, Mark’s Stuff, over on the Catholic Channel at Patheos:
“Funny story: The last time, Marytown hosted the Shroud Exhibit, they had me out to give a talk on Private Revelation in preparation for its arrival. Outside, their reader board said “MARK SHEA SHROUD EXHIBIT”. I felt bad raising people’s hopes like that.”
Anyway, the point of his blog posting is to let us know:
This expands on the material announced on Barrie Schwortz’ shroud.com update
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis informs us on it’s website: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to offer ‘National Geographic Sacred Journeys’ exhibit, including Shroud of Turin replica and lecture
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St., will host “National Geographic Sacred Journeys,” an exhibit recreating places, spaces and events of various faith traditions around the world, starting on Aug. 29 and lasting through Feb. 21, 2016.
Among the recreated places and spaces are:
- The Western Wall of the Second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.
- The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site of Jesus’ crucifixion in Jerusalem.
- The Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
- Tepeyac Hill and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.
- Allahabad and Sangam at the confluence of three rivers sacred to Hindus at the Ganges River in India.
- Bodh Gaya, birthplace of Buddhism.
- Caves in the bluffs along the Dead Sea in Qumran, Israel, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and more.
Among the artifacts featured are fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls from Qumran, a large rock from the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a replica of the Shroud of Turin, and more.
The exhibit is included with general admission.
Coinciding with the exhibit will be two lectures by Shroud of Turin expert Barrie Schwortz. The lectures will take place at the museum on Sept. 19. The 11 a.m. lecture is recommended for ages 10 and older. A second lecture at 2 p.m. will last longer with scientific information geared toward adults. The lectures are free with museum admission, but require advance registration through The Children’s Museum website at www.childrensmuseum.org.
An unusual announcement of an exhibition of a replica of the shroud at the Reg Hartt: Hell’s Kitchen, The Public Enemy, The Cineforum in Toronto:
A Replica of THE SHROUD OF TURIN obtained from Barry Schwortz, the official photographer of the 1978 STURP team which examined THE SHROUD is now in Toronto at Reg Hartt’s THE PUBLIC ENEMY (aka THE CINEFORUM, HELL’S KITCHEN) , 463 Bathurst Street in Toronto. The setting is as far from foreboding as it gets. There is a BEER STORE across The Street. You are welcome to bring in a beer, a bottle of wine, some whiskey or, if you prefer, to go out back and smoke a little pot.
You can come by any day at any time between 12 noon and 10pm. Just call first to make sure we are here.
Sundays at 8pm for those who wish to see it I will be screening Barrie Schowrtz talking about The Shroud.
Photo: From the Torontoist, Reg Hartt: activist, educator, civic prankster.
Palestinian Vera George Mousa Baboun (Arabic: فيرا جورج موسى بابون), a Roman Catholic, a member of the Fatah party and the first woman to serve as mayor of Bethlehem, pictured here while visiting the Shroud Exposition in Turin.
Picture sourced from official Sindone2015 exposition and Vera Baboun’s Tweets