1. What forms of financing are accepted by Araneus during cooperation?
The basic form of cooperation is to rent an exhibition at a specific rate – we accept payment in installments. We also allow for the possibility of financing exhibitions from the tickets sold, but in order to present an offer, we will have to obtain additional information from the contractor (how long the exhibition will be displayed, how many tickets were sold in the same period a year earlier, what will be the contractor’s contribution to the promotion of advertisement). There is also the possibility of partial renting of the exhibition and splitting the profit from ticket sales.
2. Which components influence the offer?
Many factors influence the final shape of the offer: the type of the exhibition, the place of the exhibition (distance from our warehouses), the length of the exhibition, the size of the exhibition hall (the number of exhibits the company will provide), the contribution of Araneus (does Araneus design and print all advertising materials, does it provide an employee for the entire duration of the exhibition, etc.) the method of payment.
3. How long will we have to wait for the offer to be made?
Araneus will try to present a specific offer for the exhibition within 1 working day from the date of receiving the inquiry.
4. What is Araneus’ experience in organizing exhibitions?
We have been on the market for almost 20 years (since 1999). During that time we organized over 160 exhibitions in 18 European countries. Our exhibitions were visited by nearly 4 million people. We are a professional company that you can trust.
5. Does Araneus company deal with the exhibition comprehensively? What will we have to prepare?
We deal with the exhibition as a whole. We will design and print advertising materials. We will arrange all the paperwork for you, insure and transport the exhibition. It will then be assembled by our professional staff and prepared for the display. We will train your employee to operate the exhibition properly (or we will provide you with our employee for the entire duration of the exhibition). After the exhibition, we will dismantle it ourselves and transport it back. For the purposes of our exhibitions, we only need exhibition space and access to electricity.
6. How much exhibition space do we need?
Each of our exhibitions is adapted to the contractor’s exhibition space. We make exhibitions both in single large rooms (halls, etc.), where we assemble our own partition walls, as well as in several single small rooms. We make exhibitions on areas from 80 m2 to 2000 m2, details on the recommended size of exhibition rooms can be found at the bottom of the FAQ in questions about specific exhibitions.
7. Does the exhibition space have to be completely empty?
We treat each space individually. If you have any elements that can be used in the assembly of the exhibition (showcases, cupboards, partition walls, shelves, etc.), we will be happy to use them. We can refresh them, paint them and compose them so that they form a coherent whole. We have extensive experience in integrating our exhibitions into the permanent elements of the display and even into your permanent exhibitions. We will design the exhibition in such a way that it is harmoniously connected with your space.
8. We have occupied halls for the next year and a half. Does it make sense to talk about an exhibition?
Yes, it always makes sense! As an exhibition company, we operate in a forward-thinking manner and also contract out our exhibitions for several years to come. We are happy to discuss with you about the perspective of cooperation in a few years, and we can also sign a contract that guarantees cooperation for both parties.
9. What does Araneus expect from a contractor?
We will be grateful for your help in organizing the official opening of the exhibition, obtaining media patronage, inviting the media (local press, radio, portals) and any distribution of advertising materials. If you have human resources – we will be grateful for your help with the unloading and assembly of the exhibition – this will speed up the opening process.
10. What about advertising materials and their distribution?
We understand perfectly well that advertising is the key to business success. That is why we design all kinds of advertising materials: banners, leaflets, posters, invitations, stickers, roll-ups, flags, etc. We can also print and deliver them (which will affect the final shape of the offer). We will be happy to use all your distribution channels: digital (websites, portals and social media) as well as all forms of standard distribution: places for distribution of leaflets (tourist information offices, hotels, schools, universities, partner places). We will help you to put up banners etc. You can always get along with us – together we’ll create an amazing exhibition and help you promote it. We will be grateful for your help in organizing the official opening of the exhibition, obtaining media patronage and inviting the media (local press, radio, portals).
11. Who is the recipient of Araneus exhibitions?
In fact, it’s everyone. We are able to skilfully combine elements in order to attract interest of every age group. We take care of the youngest visitors of the exhibition by providing interactive elements as well as descriptions and corners for children, but at the same time we provide the exhibitions with many educational elements, thanks to which everybody will learn many new interesting facts.
12. Are the exhibitions insured?
Yes, all exhibitions organized by Araneus are insured.
13. Are the exhibitions suitable for children?
Yes, we place great emphasis on educational values, but we can also entertain. School excursions come to our exhibitions in great numbers. We are able to prepare workshops for children, show films supplementing the exhibition, or give interesting lectures (even in several languages) – everything is agreed upon individually with our contractors.
QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE EXHIBITION THE FASCINATING WORLD OF SPIDERS
We have organized exhibitions on spiders in halls from 80 m2 up to 700 m2. We always adjust the number of exhibition elements to the size of the halls and we ensure that every exhibition, even one in a small area, will be very attractive to visitors.
We provide an adequate number of terrariums, lighting as well as descriptions of species. Additionally, the exhibition consists of information boards, educational banners, elements for children, photographs, inclusions, coins, exuviae and gadgets related to arachnids. Each exhibition is treated individually and adapted to the exhibition space. We are able to arrange any hall and create a beautiful exhibition there.3. Is it possible to hold a spider on the hand?
If the exhibition is operated by an employee of Araneus – we provide for the possibility of taking the bird spiders out of the terrariums once or twice a day at the hours agreed with the contractor. We take out species that are not aggressive. Their possible bite (which does not happen!) is not dangerous: e.g. Grammostola pulchra or Aphonopelma chalcodes. Having organized over 130 exhibitions “The Fascinating World of Spiders and Scorpions” during our 20 years-long experience, we have not noted any incident with spiders. However – we inform the visitors that they are taking the spider at their own risk – we are aware of the fact, that a living animal is a living animal.
4. Are the animals alive?
Yes, the animals presented are alive. At the exhibition itself we also present exuviae (an external skeleton taken off by arachnids during moulting), which may resemble living animals, but they are not.
5. Does the exhibition have educational values?
The exhibition has very high educational values. Visitors will learn a lot about arachnids themselves, their families, their structure, but they will also learn a lot of interesting facts about the strength of a spider’s venom, the spider’s web, why scorpions shine in UV light or which scorpions are more dangerous – those with large pincers or those with small ones? Together we’ll bust a lot of popular myths and prove that a spider isn’t so scary!
6. Are the presented specimens venomous? Can they pose a threat to life or health?
Yes, all spiders and scorpions are venomous. At the exhibition we present only 5 (out of almost 70) species whose venom could be dangerous for human life. The spiders are well secured in the terrariums and are not taken out of them. The rest have venom that can be compared to that of wasps – however, unlike wasps, bird spiders prefer to escape, and they bite only as a last resort. The spiders and scorpions presented by us are mostly non-aggressive.
7. What would be the procedure in case of a bite?
Having organized over 130 exhibitions “The Fascinating World of Spiders and Scorpions” during our 20 years-long experience, we have not noted any incident with spiders. However, the way of acting in case of a possible bite is defined by the exhibition regulations: “In the event of a bite/ sting by any animal, the exhibition worker must be informed immediately and an ambulance must be called. The exhibition worker is trained to give first aid to the injured person.
8. What special conditions do animals require at the exhibition?
Spiders do not require any special conditions from your part. They are very clean animals, with no odours. Some species are fed once a week, some once a month. They only require appropriate temperature and humidity, as guaranteed by Araneus – the right padding together with a water bowl and a light bulb provide our animals with perfect living conditions.
9. Is it allowed to take photos of the animals?
Yes, you can photograph the animals, even from a very short distance – but without a flash. Do not knock at the terrariums, either, to avoid stressing the animals. Details are described in the exhibition regulations.
10. Are species protected by CITES on the list?
Yes, the list includes species from two families – Brachypelma (bird spiders) and Pandinus (scorpions). Both species fall under category ‘B’, which means that they can be legally presented in the European Union provided there is a proof of purchase of the animal. Araneus has all the necessary veterinary approvals and proofs of purchase.
11. Are there exhibition regulations?
Yes, Araneus company has regulations created for the purpose of this exhibition.
QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE EXHIBITION MACHINES OF LEONARDO DA VINCI
The exhibition consists of 50 models, faithful replicas made by qualified Italian craftsmen on the basis of original Leonardo da Vinci sketches and projects. The reconstructions were made by using materials that were applied in the Renaissance period. The exhibition is complemented by 21 paintings by Leonardo, rich descriptions, banners, illustrations and educational films. The number of exhibits depends on the size of the exhibition space.
2. What should be the approximate space for the exhibition?
The optimal space for the exhibition is from 200 m2 to 1000 m2.
3. Is it possible to photograph the exhibits?
Yes, you can photograph the exhibits.
4. Is the exhibition interactive?
Yes, we have almost 20 interactive exhibits that you can test yourself. This greatly facilitates the understanding of Leonardo da Vinci’s ingenious ideas.
5. Is the exhibition suitable for children?
Yes, school trips are very frequent recipients of the exhibition “Machines of Leonardo da Vinci”. Interactive exhibits bring a lot of joy to children, and they also stimulate their imagination. A tank created in the shape of a turtle shell, an ornithopter – wings with a seat – quoting Leonardo: “When once you have tasted flight, you will always walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward”. Araneus can also offer a form of workshops for children – creating their own machines using Leonardo’s ideas.
QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE EXHIBITION THE SELFIE ILLUSION
The exhibition consists of large-format boards that allow you to take spectacular selfie pictures. Araneus currently has more than 45 proprietary projects; the amount that will be displayed depends to a large extent on the size of the exhibition space. The whole exhibition is complemented by elements of illusion and the history of photography. We show you the long way to selfies from the beginning of the camera’s creation to popular smartphones. We will also present various extreme selfies and photos of celebrities – we will also attract the youngest users. At the contractor’s request we can build the so-called Ames Room and/or the Vortex tunnel for the exhibition.2. What should be the approximate space for the exhibition “Selfie Illusion”?
The bigger the space, the better, and the richer the exhibition will be. We estimate that the optimum size of the halls should range from 300m2 to 2000m2.3. What is the subject matter of the presented projects?
The subject matter is very diverse, so that every visitor can find something interesting for himself. We encourage you to watch a short film about the exhibition – link. We show animals, spaces, precipices, we make it possible to put our foot on a river of lava, on the moon, to tear up the painting Mona Lisa, to take a selfie with Elvis Presley and even to shake Putin’s hand. As the saying goes: “Sky is the limit!
4. Are you able to prepare a special project for us – related to the place/country?
Yes, Araneus is a company with which you can always get along; we can include in our offer new projects, which will be prepared individually according to the requirements of our contractor.
5. What are the models for the projects made of?
We print projects on special PVC plates. The part on the ground can also be made of a plate or a special wear-resistant sticker. We print in the best possible quality to make our designs look amazing!
QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE EXHIBITION MEDIEVAL TORTURE INSTRUMENTS
The exhibition includes displays of over 55 replicas of torture instruments made by professional carpenters and blacksmiths. The collection was created on the basis of objects collected by private collectors and historians from Germany, Italy and Spain. Among the exhibits there are famous instruments such as: the Iron Maiden, the Rack, the Judas Cradle, the Interrogation Seat, Masks of Infamy, Pears and many others. The whole exhibition is complemented by rich descriptions, illustrations, photographs, books, pictures and thematic gadgets. Each of our exhibitions is treated individually, and the number of exhibits and supplementary elements depends on the exhibition space.2. What should be the approximate space for the exhibition on torture instruments?
The optimal space for the exhibition is between 150 m2 and 700 m2. We have experience in creating the exhibition “Medieval Torture instruments” both in castles and cellars as well as in bright, beautiful spaces.3. Is it possible to photograph the exhibits?
Yes, you can photograph the exhibits.
4. Does the exhibition have educational values?
Yes, apart from the obvious historical values, the exhibition allows us to look critically at human nature and reflect on what actions people were inclined to undertake. Torture was carried out from ancient times to the present day. In the 21st century, torture is prohibited under international law. However, according to Amnesty International, this practice continues in more than 70 countries around the world. The intention of the exhibition is also to transfer medieval practices into reflections on contemporary times.