Contact: Kathy Oathout



Unprecedented Exhibition Chronicles History of the Bible
Will Extend Hours For Final Week in May

St. Petersburg, FL (April 4, 2006) With the success of its winter exhibition and the lecture series, Florida International Museum (FIM) announces its final seminars offering insight into Ink & Blood: Sacred Treasures of the Bible, the world's largest, most comprehensive exhibition on the history of the Bible. The curator of Ink & Blood, Dr. William H. Noah, will be personally conducting the seminars. The exhibit, which includes authentic Dead Sea Scroll fragments, ancient Biblical manuscripts and a working Guttenberg Press, will be on display at FIM until May 14, 2006 .   Additionally, FIM will extend its hours the final week of the exhibit. Monday, May 8 th thru Saturday May 13 th , FIM will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. (last entry at 7:00 p.m. ). Sunday, May 14 th , the hours will be 11:00 a.m. (one hour early) – close at 6:00 p.m. (last entry at 5:00 p.m. ).

The final seminars will be in addition to the highly popular lecture series. An Exhibition Introduction is presented by FIM curator Cynthia Duval on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.

The final seminars with Dr. Noah are as follows:

Friday, April 21:

1:00 PM - Mysteries of the Bible
3:00 PM – The Dead Sea Scrolls

Saturday, April 22:

10:00 AM – Breaking the Code: The Da Vinci Code
1:00 PM – The Dead Sea Scrolls
3:00 PM – Mysteries of the Bible

Sunday, April 23:

1:00 PM - Breaking the Code: The Da Vinci Code
3:00 PM – The Dead Sea Scrolls

Noah is the founder and chief curator of the museum exhibition entitled Ink & Blood: Sacred Treasures of the Bible . Dr. Noah wrote, produced, and hosted a video series on the origins of the Bible including several of the world's leading scholars. Dr. Noah has written several books including The First Commandment , Musterion , and an introductory level book on the history of the Bible entitled The Bible in Western Culture: Written in Ink & Blood scheduled for release in Fall 2006.

FIM hours are extended for this special exhibition: Monday – Saturday 9 am – 6 pm ; Sunday 12 noon – 6 pm; last admission at 5 p.m. (Closed Easter). Admission for the Ink & Blood Exhibit Only: Adults $16, Seniors/Military $14, Students $9, Toddlers 6 and under – free. Audio tours are available for an extra fee.  For tickets or additional information about Ink & Blood call 1.877.33BIBLE or go online to . Group, Corporate and School Rates are also available at 1.877.332.4253. For more information please contact Eileen Conte, at 727.341.7901. To learn more about the Florida International Museum visit .


The Florida International Museum is a non-profit educational institution supported, in part, by the Florida Arts Council, State of Florida , Division of Cultural Affairs and Institute of Museum & Library Services. Other major sponsors include Starbucks, Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, Borders, Clear Channel Outdoors, Carlton Fields and Raymond James & Associates.