Viking Cruises announced Monday it is sponsoring the Viking Exhibition, a showing of centuries-old artifacts that debuted in New York City’s Discovery Times Square museum last month.
The exhibition, which will run through September, displays more than 500 Viking artifacts, many of which have never been seen outside of Scandinavia. It is the most extensive display of Viking antiques ever seen in North America, according to the museum officials.
Artifacts include full-scale Viking ships, jewelry, metalwork, craftsmanship and religious iconography, all of which dates back to 700 to 1100 A.D.
Viking Cruises, headquartered in Woodland Hills, has established a myriad of partnerships to support cultural programming including such projects as PBS’ Masterpiece, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
“Viking's commitment to cultural exploration extends far beyond the walls of our ships,” Richard Marnell, senior vice president of marketing for Viking Cruises said in a statement. “In addition to the obvious connection the Vikings Exhibition shares with our company name, both our guests and Discovery Times Square visitors seek to enrich their lives through history, culture, and exploration, so this partnership is a natural fit.”