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63 Star Wars Identities has divided its study of human identity into three major themes, each presented in a separate zone within the exhibition: the characters’ origins, the influences that shaped them, and the personal choices that altered their lives. Within these three themes, ten components of human identity are explored. These components include species, origins, parents, culture, mentors, friends, occupation, marking events, personality and values. Science-based video clips explain the how each component influences our identity. The Montréal Science Centre is proud to have helped develop the exhibition’s scientific content with an advisory committee composed of experts from a variety of scientific fields including psychology, neuropsychology and genetics. As Claude Benoit, president and CEO of the Old Port of Montréal Corporation -- managers of the Montréal Science Centre, explains: “Star Wars Identities has all the ingredients to become a huge success: a movie saga with larger than life characters; fascinating objects from the Lucasfilm Archives; a strong theme -- identity which brings up fundamental questions: Who are we? How do we become what we are?; and a quest that allows us to create characters who resemble us. This is the type of exhibition that will delight everyone, including people who don’t often visit museums and science centers. After all, this is the Science Centre’s true mission: to make science accessible to everyone and above all, to make it truly interesting for as many as possible, presenting science in a fun, surprising and intelligent way.” Star Wars Identities will be presented in 12 world-class exhibition venues over the next six years. Starting in Canada, it will also travel to Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific region.

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