‘Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs’ Opens June 27 at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
“Tutankhamun’s magic still captures the hearts of people all over the world, even though more than 85 years have passed since the discovery of his amazing tomb,” said Zahi Hawass, secretary general of
The exhibition is organized by National Geographic, Arts and Exhibitions International and AEG Exhibitions, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will go toward antiquities preservation and conservation efforts in
“We have a longstanding partnership with Dr.
The exhibition features an audio tour and National Geographic video documentary, both narrated by award-winning actor,
“Egypt’s ancient treasures are among the world’s greatest cultural legacies,” said
Teachers throughout the state of
To further the exhibition experience for students, The Children’s Museum has created Units of Study with customized lessons created in conjunction with the exhibition for students in grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. These materials are available free of charge at www.ChildrensMuseum.org. Designed to supplement class trips and curriculums, these materials let students become “Curious Egyptology Investigators” (CEI), using the strategies of Egyptologists and archeologists to discover clues and reveal learnings about the lives and customs of Egyptian royalty.
Northern Trust is a proud cultural partner of the tour, and American Airlines is the official airline.
“Corporate citizenship has been a focus at Northern Trust since our founding in 1889. We are proud to uphold this legacy by supporting important initiatives that promote cultural education and awareness,” said
“American Airlines is thrilled to have a role in bringing ‘Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs’ to Indianapolis,” said
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
On display from
Tutankhamun was one of the last kings of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty and ruled during a crucial, turmoil-filled period of Egyptian history. The boy king died under mysterious circumstances around age 18 or 19, in the ninth year of his reign (
The exhibition includes more than 50 treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb presented alongside artifacts representing other important pharaohs and notables, along with the latest scientific research about King Tut. The storyline focuses on the splendor of the Egyptian pharaohs, their function in the earthly and divine worlds, and what kingship meant to the Egyptian people.
Four galleries devoted to King Tut correspond to the four rooms of his nearly intact tomb, where the treasures were discovered by British explorer
A special area features CT scans of Tutankhamun that were obtained as part of a landmark, Egyptian research and conservation project, partially funded by National Geographic, that will CT-scan the ancient mummies of
“Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs” is the second National Geographic exhibition dedicated to the remarkable treasures of King Tutankhamun and ancient Egyptian royalty. The other exhibition, “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs,” opens
TICKET AND VISITOR INFORMATION
Information and tickets to the exhibition at The Children’s Museum of
The exhibition will be open during the following times: -- June 27 - Aug. 1 -- Sunday - Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.* -- Friday - Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. *Special Thursday Hours: July 2 from 4 - 8 p.m. -- Aug. 2 - Oct. 17 -- Sunday - Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.* -- Friday - Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. *Special Thursday Hours: Aug. 6, Sept. 3 and Oct. 1 from 4 - 8 p.m. Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15 from 4 - 8 p.m. (ADULTS ONLY) -- Oct. 18 - Oct. 25 -- Sunday - Thursday from 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. -- Friday - Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. From Sept. 14 through Oct. 19, Monday's will be reserved for school groups only (9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.).
On weekdays (Mondays – Thursdays), ticket prices are
Hotel packages including VIP tickets that do not require pre-reserved times and dates are available at www.kingtuthotels.com.
About The Children’s Museum of
The Children’s Museum of
CONTACTS: Donna Lolla, Laura Calliari, Indianapolis Children's Museum Arts and Exhibitions International 317-334-4003 / 317-363-9840 (cell) 424-247-8619 / 310-941-8780 (cell) DonnaL@ChildrensMuseum.org firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE AEG Exhibitions