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Genghis Khan: The Exhibition shows no signs of retreat Blockbuster exhibition extends stay in Downtown San Jose through October

Press Release Date 
Tuesday, 17 August, 2010
The critically acclaimed Genghis Khan: The Exhibition has been extended, thanks to an overwhelming popularity that has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to explore one of the world's greatest and most misunderstood warlords and statesmen. The exhibition, which is making its only West Coast appearance at The Tech Museum, closes October 24 and heads to the Singapore Arts and Sciences Museum. Visitors, online city guides, and media reviews all agree that the exclusive exhibition is remarkably enlightening - as it presents a new understanding about the character of Khan and the culture of his people - and is appealingly accessible to all ages. "This exhibition has attracted so many diverse groups precisely because its content speaks to so many different interests such as the fascinating culture of the Mongolian people, the innovative technology of the time, and the two distinctly different faces of Genghis Khan himself," said Peter Friess, president of The Tech Museum. "Visitors are exposed to learning around every corner of the exhibition and the museum." The exhibition features over 200 rare artifacts from Genghis’ reign - including gold, silver jewelry, pottery, musical instruments, weaponry and authentic clothing - many of which have never been seen outside of Mongolia. Guests can walk through a life-sized ger, the traditional Mongolian dwelling, visit a re-creation of the walled capital city of Karakorum, and be awed by the Mongolian Noble Woman mummy. The exhibition also includes daily live performances of traditional Mongolian folk arts. The exhibition opened to rave reviews May 22, marking the fourth traveling exhibition sponsored by the museum in partnership with Team San Jose, attracting more than 500,000 visitors downtown. "We've heard great reviews about the exhibition and cultural performances as tools to not only learn more but to experience Genghis Khan first-hand as a world-renowned leader ad individual," said Dan Fenton, CEO of Team San Jose. "Khan's innovation reflects so much of what exists here in the valley today to visitors and residents alike." Contact: Roqua Montez Director of Public Relations (408) 795-6225 rmontez@thetech.org Meghan Horrigan Director of Communications Team San Jose (408) 204-829 mhorrigan@sanjose.org About The Tech Museum The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the Spirit of Silicon Valley by encouraging the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future. About Team San Jose Team San Jose, Inc. is a management company for the San Jose Convention Center and multiple theaters in Downtown San Jose including the San Jose Civic, Parkside Hall, Center for the Performing Arts, California Theatre and Montgomery Theater. Team San Jose is a unique customer service model where the company acts as the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau and works in partnership with local hoteliers, organized labor, local arts leadership and business community to provide a one-team approach to all event-planning needs.