New York’s Spyscape is a temple of espionage, a cathedral of deception. It’s also a world of closed at the moment, although that is not stopping the spy museum from unleashing the kind of virtual exhibition you’ll want to tell people about – in code, obviously.
Online right now, ‘007 x Spyscape’ is a free James Bond exhibition that offers ‘an insight into some of the 007 movie-making magic, with never before seen animations, images and interviews’. There’s plenty on the ‘GoldenEye’ Aston Martin DB5 (below) – purchased by Spyscape in 2018 for a cool $2.6 million – including a new video celebrating the spy and his machine-gun-boasting, ejector-seat-fitted wheels.
The exhibition gathers together a wealth of other 007 goodness, from a recreation of Q’s gadget-strewn lab to a look at legendary Bond production designer Ken Adam’s studio. There’s also a chance to trial your own spy skills via tests devised by an ex-head of training at British Intelligence, and learn which spy role you’re best suited to.
At the very least, ‘007 x Spyscape’ should help fill the ’No Time to Die’ gap in the lives of Bond fans. It was conceived as a physical exhibition at the museum – post-lockdown tickets will go on sale again at $23 for adults and $18 for children – so having a snoop for free sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Check it out at the Spyscape website now.