Atlanta will be the second and final stop in the United States for an exhibition about Princess Diana, “Diana: A Celebration.”
This is a strong follow up for the Atlanta Civic Center, which housed the blockbuster “America I AM” exhibition last year, and a popular King Tut exhibition before that.
Here’s a look at what visitors can expect to see, courtesy of a story by AJCer Howard Pousner:
Nine galleries will hold more than 150 objects, including Diana’s royal wedding gown, 28 designer dresses, diamond tiaras and the original text of her brother Earl Spencer’s tribute to his sister at her Westminster Abbey funeral. …
The Royal Wedding gallery features her gown, 25-foot-train, diamond tiara, veil, shoes and parasol. The exhibit also includes portraits of her ancestors, family heirlooms and jewelry, paintings, home movies filmed by her father, news video, photos and letters. Original copies of the musical score and lyrics of the Elton John-Bernie Taupin adaptation of “Candle in the Wind,” including their handwritten notes and signatures, played by John at Diana’s 1997 funeral, also will be displayed.
And here’s a video from the exhibition’s Philly stop:
I’ll share more details and photos as they come available, but I’m wondering: will you go see it? Share in the comments!
Want to go? “Diana: A Celebration” opens Jan. 23 and runs through June 13. $18.50 adults, $15.50 seniors and students 18 and older, $12 ages 6-17, free for children 5 and younger. Atlanta Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. 800-745-3000, www.dianaexhibition.com .
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