Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tickets go on sale for Dallas King Tut exhibit

The Earth Times

Following the success of the first U.S. tour, which drew nearly 4 million visitors and broke records at each of the four museums it visited from June 2005 through September 2007, "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" will return from its current London engagement to open at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) on October 3, 2008. The exhibition will remain on view through May 17, 2009.

Proceeds generated from the world tour are being used to help preserve Egypt's treasures, including the construction of a new museum in Cairo where antiquities will be housed.

When the Tutankhamun exhibition opens at the Dallas Museum of Art, "Harry Burton Photographs" will be shown together with the exhibition for the first time. On view September 14, 2008, through May 17, 2009, this photography exhibit will feature more than 40 original prints from Harry Burton, the photographer who accompanied explorer Howard Carter on the now famous Tutankhamun expedition and documented the moment-by-moment discovery of King Tut's untouched tomb.

Additionally, "Mummies 3D: Secrets of the Pharaohs," a 22-minute 3D movie adventure that follows researchers and explorers as they piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies, will be shown in the Museum's Horchow Auditorium.

The exhibition is organized by National Geographic, Arts and Exhibitions International and AEG Exhibitions, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. Northern Trust, a global financial services firm, is the presenting sponsor of the encore tour, and American Airlines, the world's largest airline, is the official airline of the exhibition. The Dallas engagement is presented in partnership with the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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