Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times at The Leonardo

Help The Leonardo bring Utah the largest collection of scrolls and related artifacts ever exhibited outside of Israel!
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The Leonardo
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah
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The Dead Sea Scrolls are Coming to Utah!

The Leonardo in Salt Lake City has been selected by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) to display the largest collection of scrolls and artifacts ever to tour outside of Israel.  Only 10 cities will have the honor of being selected to host this exhibition - and Salt Lake City has been selected as the 5th host city beginning November 22, 2013 - April 27, 2014.

Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times displays the scrolls that are considered among the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries.  The Scrolls contain the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible and provide a window into the lives of the people living in and around Israel in ancient times. Of the more than 500 objects from the Biblical to Byzantine Period, many objects are from recent archaeological excavations in Jerusalem and have never been publicly exhibited. Objects include remains of historical and religious articles, weapons of war, stone carvings, textiles and beautiful mosaics along with everyday household items such as jewelry and ceramics.

With your help, we can bring one of the most profound exhibits ever to reach the Intermountain West to our community!

What We Need & What You Get

The cost to host an exhibit of this magnitude is very high.  To date,  other host cities have charged a premium rate for admission to this exhibition to off-set these expenses.  We didn't want to do that. That is why we need your help.  We are reaching out to our community to help underwrite the costs through donations.  Every donation helps!

We are asking for your help in reaching and exceeding our goal of $10,000 to help supplement the cost of bringing in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Support levels range from $10 and up, and are accompanied by fantastic perks.  With all donations, you will receive a personal thank you from our Executive Director, Alexandra Hesse, and personal recognition on our web page as a key proponent in the funding of this amazing exhibition.

The Impact

The successful completion of this campaign will assist in bringing the largest exhibition Utah has seen since BodyWorlds in 2008 where 300,000 people toured through that exhibition in only 3 1/2 months. The exhibit displays 20 original scrolls and more than 600 authentic artifacts from Israel over the course of 5 months. 

Your valuable contribution will allow us to host this internationally renowned exhibit and provide an experience that many in our community would otherwise never see in person.  Thank you!


Other Ways You Can Help

Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:

Thank you for your continued support of curiosity and innovation in our community!

About The Leonardo

The mission of The Leonardo, Utah’s only science, tech and art museum, is to fuse art, science and technology in experiences that inspire innovation and creativity. Through a multidisciplinary approach inspired by our namesake, Leonardo da Vinci, The Leonardo provides an environment that explores current topics and questions that are relevant to the individual, our community and global society. The Leonardo works in conjunction with artists, researchers, inventors, engineers and the general public to create current, authentic and compelling spaces that allow for multiple perspectives to be engaged and expressed.

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  • $10USD
    Thank You!

    Every gift makes a big difference. In appreciation of your support, you will receive two $2 coupons to Dead Sea Scrolls and we will list your name on our project webpage.

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  • $25USD
    Discount Tickets

    You will receive two $5 coupons to Dead Sea Scrolls and we will list your name on our project webpage.

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  • $55USD
    Dead Sea Scrolls Program

    You will receive an official Dead Sea Scrolls Program, two $5 coupons and a thank you shout-out on our project webpage.

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  • $75USD
    All Access Ticket

    You will receive two complimentary Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition tickets in addition to a thank you shout-out on our project webpage.

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  • $125USD
    The Leonardo Membership

    You will receive an Individual Membership (valued at $45) for year long access to The Leonardo, two complimentary Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition tickets, an official Dead Sea Scrolls Program, and a thank you shout-out on our project webpage.

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  • $150USD
    VIP Dead Sea Scrolls Gala

    Two (2) - VIP tickets to our Dead Sea Scrolls Opening Gala, an official Dead Sea Scrolls Program, and a thank you shout-out on our project webpage.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $225USD
    Family Membership

    You will receive a Family Membership (valued at $85) for year long access to The Leonardo, two complimentary Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition tickets, an official Dead Sea Scrolls Program, and a thank you shout-out on our project webpage.

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  • $500USD
    Dinner and DSS

    You will receive a Family Membership (valued at $85) for year long access to The Leonardo, a fabulous 3- course dinner for two at Salt Bistro, two complimentary Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition tickets, an official Dead Sea Scrolls Program, and a thank you shout-out on our project webpage.

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  • $1,000USD
    Insatiably Curious

    You will receive an Insatiably Curious Membership (valued at $250) for year long access to The Leonardo, a fabulous 3- course dinner for two at Salt Bistro, two complimentary Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition tickets, an official Dead Sea Scrolls Program, and a thank you shout-out on our project webpage.

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  • $2,500USD
    Da Vinci Visionary

    You will receive a Da Vinci Visionary Membership (valued at $1000) for year long access to The Leonardo, a fabulous 3- course dinner for two at Salt Bistro, two complimentary Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition tickets, an official Dead Sea Scrolls Program, and a thank you shout-out on our project webpage.

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  • $5,000USD
    Visionary Plus

    You will receive a Da Vinci Visionary Membership (valued at $1000) and a Friend of the Leo Membership (valued at $500) to give as a gift for year-long access to The Leonardo. You will also receive a fabulous 3- course dinner for two at Salt Bistro, two complimentary Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition tickets, an official Dead Sea Scrolls Program, and a thank you shout-out on our project webpage.

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  • $10,000USD
    Double Visionary

    You will receive two Da Vinci Visionary Memberships (valued at $1000 each) for year long access to The Leonardo,a fabulous 3- course dinner for two at Salt Bistro, two complimentary Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition tickets, an official Dead Sea Scrolls Program, and a thank you shout-out on our project webpage.

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