Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

23 June 2017 – 28 January 2018

Welcome Message

Message from the Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games
The Hon Kate Jones MP

Welcome to Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum, one of Queensland’s many great cultural event experiences. Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is an exclusive international exhibition travelling to Queensland that will feature more than 100 artefacts and interactive experiences. The Palaszczuk Government proudly supports this event through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, inspiring more visitors to experience the best address on earth. International exhibitions like these are vital to Queensland’s tourism prosperity, engaging visitors with the locals and the community, and creating memorable experiences. I encourage you to take some time to explore the diverse arts and cultural experiences on offer here in Brisbane.

The Hon Kate Jones MP
Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games

Presenting Partners

Tourism Events Queensland 

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) is a statutory body of the Queensland Government and the state’s lead marketing, destination and experience development and major events agency. In partnership with Government, regional tourism organisations, industry and commercial stakeholders, TEQ aim to build Queensland’s tourism and events industry to foster innovation, drive industry growth and boost visitor experience.  

Brisbane Marketing

Brisbane Marketing is Brisbane's greatest supporter. They are the driving force behind Brisbane's growing reputation as a progressive and globally connected city. Brisbane Marketing is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brisbane City Council and aspires to be one of the world's best economic development agencies.  

Brisbane is home to a vibrant, outdoor-oriented community that knows how to show locals and visitors a great time. The city is teeming with live music, eclectic precincts, unique rooftop venues, superb galleries, boutique and high-end retail and divine culinary experiences. With unmatched natural beauty, Brisbane is full of adventure and surprises for the modern-day urban explorer. Take in the surrounding nature or catch a sporting match, festival, exhibition or captivating cultural performance.  Brisbane offers a year-round calendar of major events to impress every audience. Find out why everyone’s talking about Brisbane at and plan your trip to see Gladiators.

Queensland Museum

Queensland Museum Network (QMN) is the keeping place for the State Collection of 1.2 million objects and specimens, valued at more than $487 million, and approximately 14 million research collection items. For more than 150 years Queensland Museum Network has grown alongside Queensland to inspire, enrich and empower communities.

Message from the Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games The Hon Kate Jones MP 

Contemporanea Progetti is a service company specialising in the organization and production of temporary exhibitions featuring Italy’s extraordinary artistic heritage for audiences both at home and abroad. Contemporanea Progetti offers state of the art travelling exhibitions of a significant cultural and educational value. The exhibitions encompass a broad spectrum of themes, from archaeology to fine arts, from science to design, from the history of human cultures to modern art. 

Expona are specialists for developing and touring temporary exhibitions who collaborate with leading Museums, Collections and experts worldwide. Expona has delivered exhibitions to Museums and Exhibitions-Centres in more than 20 countries in 4 different continents. They tell authentic stories through real objects…and separate facts from fiction. 


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