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Exhibition Name:

TUTANKHAMUN "Wonderful Things" From The Pharaohs Tomb

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TUTANKHAMUN "Wonderful Things" From The Pharaoh's Tomb

Ten years in the making, from the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Egypt, this dazzling collection of reproductions of Tutankhamun's legendary treasures recreates the richest archaeological find of all time.

Accompanied by a lively text, 126 replicas of the pharaoh's sacred and personal possessions (including his magnificent state chariot, golden shrines, beds, thrones, jewelry, spectacular funerary mask, mummy case, and royal mummy) along with associated artifacts from the period surrounding Tutankhamun's reign reconstruct both the historic discovery of the tomb by Howard Carter and the life and times of Egypt's celebrated boy king.

An innocent puppet-ruler, Tutankhamun was caught in the midst of a dangerous and profound political, spiritual, and artistic revolution against the entire pantheon of ancient Egyptian gods by the first monotheistic religious cult in history. The pharaoh's much overlooked African heritage is explored, along with the religious magic of the sacred objects, and the infamous curse of Tutankhamun.

The exhibition is presented in 5 chambers, 1.) An introduction to Ancient Egypt, 2.) The archaeological discovery, 3.) The private pharaoh, 4). The public pharaoh and, 5.) The royal burial. The artifacts are elegantly displayed on pedestals of simulated Egyptian granite, a soundtrack of ambient music is also provided, especially composed to evoke the timeless mystery of the ancient tomb. Available in America for the first time to a whole generation, this classic exhibition vividly brings to life the enigmatic opulent age of 18th Dynasty Egypt.

Category: History
Primarily Consists Of: Objects, 3-Dimensional (in cases/vitrines)
Cost: $25,000, $40,000, $60,000, $75,000
Size: 3,500 to 5,000 sq. ft.
Venue Length: 3, 6, 9, 12 month
Availability: September 3, 2017 and beyond
Special Requirements: Ceiling Height: 10 ft; Climate Control; Gallery Supervision; Moderate Security; Insurance Value: $400,000.00; Inbound Shipping; Nonrefundable deposit; Negotiable Exhibition Fee
Previous Venues:
  1. 1999, Kirkpatrick Science and Air Space Museum at Omniplex, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 60,000 visitors
  2. 2001 Gulf Coast Exploreum, Mobile, Alabama, 60,000 visitors.
  3. 2002, Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 50,000 visitors.
  4. 2003, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, South Carolina, 113,000 visitors.
  5. 2004-2005, McWane Center, Birmingham, Alabama, 100,000 visitors.
  6. 2008-2009 Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, Michigan, 60,000 visitors.
  7. 2010 Inaugural Exhibition, Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, Louisville, Kentucky.
  8. 2011 Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, February 19 through September 4, 73,000 visitors.
  9. 2011 Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, Michigan, September 24 through December 30, 2011.
  10. 2012 The New Children's Museum, West Hartford, Connecticut, September 2012 through June 2, 2013.
  11. 2013 - 2014 Return engagement, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, June, 2013 through March, 2014.
  12. 2014 - 2015 Science Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, May through January, 2015.
  13. 2015 - Dynamic Earth, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. March through September, 2015.
  14. 2015-2016 - Mobile History Museum, Alabama. October, 2015 through April, 2016.
  15. 2016 - Grey Roots Museum and Archives, Georgian Bluffs, Ontario, Canada. May through October, 2016.
  16. 2017 - Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. February through September, 2017.
    Organization: International Museum Institute of New York
    Contact: Alberto Acosta, Curator & CEO
    Address: , , USA
    Phone: (915) 258 2828
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    Website: http://sites.google.com/site/iminytravellingexhibits/

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