Thursday, October 24, 2013

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

Madame Tussaud Wax museum roots dating back to the Paris of 1770, where Madame Tussaud learnt to model wax likenesses under the tutelage of her mentor, Dr Philippe Curtius.

At the age of 17, she became art tutor to King Louis XVI’s sister at the Palace Of Versailles. Madame Tussaud came to Britain in the early 19th century alongside a traveling exhibition of revolutionary relics and effigies of public heroes and rogues.

At a time when news was communicated largely by word of mouth, Madame Tussauds’ exhibition was a kind of traveling newspaper, providing insight into global events and bringing the ordinary public face-to-face with the people in the headlines. Priceless artifacts from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars brought to vividly life events in Europe which had a direct bearing on everyday lives.

3377 Las Vegas Blvd South #2001  
Las Vegas, NV 89109 - 702 862-7800