Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

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Sydney’s Australian Museum has been chosen as the fifth leg of the 10-city world tour of Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh.

Date: Early 2021 (exact dates yet to be revealed)
Venue: Australian Museum, Sydney

Details:
Sydney’s Australian Museum has been chosen as the fifth leg of the 10-city world tour of Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh. The exhibition features over 150 objects from King Tut’s tomb, including 60 treasures that have never been displayed outside Egypt. The exhibition employs advanced display technology and the latest science to explore King Tut’s life, health, death and lineage. This will be the last opportunity to see these amazing treasures from antiquity in Australia because the items will be permanently housed at the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, which is nearing completion, at the conclusion of the world tour.

News:
Arts Minister Don Harwin released a statement in June informing that the government has allocated $50 million for the museum’s expansion to cater for the exhibition, stating “the significant upgrades to the Australian Museum will ensure we have world-class museum exhibition spaces for visitors”. The museum will repurpose existing storage space to expand touring exhibition halls to 1500 square meters across two levels, greatly enhancing the facility’s ability to host large-scale exhibitions. The government expects visitors to the collection to bring in more than $100 million to the economy.

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