Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Newseum's Popular FBI Exhibit Will Reopen on Nov. 13

Exhibit Will Highlight the FBI in the Post-9/11 Era, Featuring More Than 45 New Artifacts
On Nov. 13, 2015, the Newseum will
 open "Inside Today's FBI: Fighting Crime in the Age of Terror," a new version of its popular FBI
 exhibit, featuring never-before-displayed evidence and artifacts from some of the FBI's biggest
 cases. In the post-9/11 era, the bureau's top priorities are terrorists, spies and cybercriminals,
\ stalked with powerful new surveillance technologies.

The FBI's mission of combating terrorism is a major focus of the new exhibit, which displays
 more than 45 new artifacts, including the Toyota Corolla abandoned by 9/11 hijackers at
 Dulles Airport outside Washington, D.C., and a Nissan Pathfinder that was rigged with explosives
 in a failed attempt to bomb Times Square in 2010. The alarm clocks, propane tanks, pressure
 cooker pot and other components of the homemade bomb will be on display inside the SUV.

The FBI has been making headlines for more than 100 years, and the exhibit explores the
 sometimes cooperative, sometimes combative relationship between the press and the bureau.
"The exhibit vividly illustrates the dramatic story of the FBI's changing mission after 9/11 and
 explores debates over national security and privacy in this new age of global fear," said Cathy
 Trost, senior vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum. "With an unprecedented
display of evidence, the exhibit takes visitors behind the investigations of some of the FBI's
 biggest cases, including stories about terrorism and cybercrime ripped from today's headlines."

"Inside Today's FBI" also displays artifacts from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, including
 the handcuffs that restrained bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and a mobile fingerprinting device that
 identified his brother, Tamerlan, as well as the marathon bib and running shoes worn by Boston
 Globe reporter Michael Rezendes, who switched from running the marathon to reporting on the
 deadly bombings.

The Newseum's original FBI exhibit was the first temporary exhibit to open after the Newseum
 moved from Arlington, Va., to Washington, D.C., in 2008. The exhibit proved so popular with
 visitors that its run was extended indefinitely until it finally closed for renovations in July 2015.
 Some of the most significant artifacts from the old FBI exhibit will remain on display, including
 the Unabomber's cabin, engine parts and landing gear from United Airlines Flight 175, which
 crashed into the World Trade Center South Tower on Sept. 11, 2001, and the shoes worn by
 shoe bomber Richard Reid in an attempt to blow up an American Airlines flight in December 2001.
"Inside Today's FBI" will be on display indefinitely in the ABC News Changing Exhibits Gallery.

About the Newseum 
The mission of the Newseum is to champion the five freedoms of the First Amendment through
 exhibits, public programs and education. One of the top attractions in Washington, D.C., the
 dynamic, engaging and interactive museum allows visitors to experience the stories of yesterday
 and today through the eyes of the media while celebrating the freedoms guaranteed to all
Americans by the First Amendment. The Newseum Institute serves as a forum for First
Amendment study, exploration and education. The Newseum is a 501(c)(3) public charity
funded by generous individuals, corporations and foundations, including the Freedom Forum.
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This 1993 Nissan Pathfinder was rigged to explode in New York's Times Square in 2010. Inside the SUV was a homemade bomb that failed to explode, which included this gas can, propane tank, pressure cooker pot and these alarm clocks. Photos: Amy Joseph/Newseum; artifacts: Loan, FBI

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