The Easter Island, Myths and Popular Culture exhibition has been seen by an estimated 250,000 people, in three countries. It has inspired and delighted people of all ages, with children particularly drawn to the displays through school or family orientated events. Whilst at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, the exhibition was mentioned by the Independent newspaper as “a cultural highlight” and one of the “best arts events” in the UK at the time, alongside events at the Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum, and the Tate Liverpool.
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One visitor to the Sydney exhibition was inspired to make a video, which was posted on Vimeo.
Whilst the exhibition travels to new international venues, part of the display remains at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, in the UK. This museum has permanent displays for the different regions to which Cook voyaged. At the time they hosted the Easter Island, Myths and Popular Culture exhibition they did not have a permanent display for Easter Island. Ian worked with the museum to develop such a display, and he has presented to the museum on long-term loan many of his carvings that were made on the island.