Thursday, August 04, 2005

The Third Tutankhamun Touring Exhibition
An article discussing the fact that before the famous predecessor of the current exhibition there was infact a previous one that toured the U.S. in the early 60s: "poetically entitled Tutankhamun Treasures: A Loan Exhibition from the Department of Antiquities of the United Arab Republic. Between 1961 and 1963, it went to 16 American museums – including LACMA – under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution and the American Association of Museums, according to its catalog". There were 34 items, all less than 20 inches tall, and the show was a success for its day. See the above news item for more.

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