Sunday, January 23, 2011

Exhibition: Tutankhamun in Manchester extended

Click Manchester (Michael Lynch)

Due to massive public interest, the historic Tutankhamun's tomb and treasures are to stay in Manchester for a further four weeks.

The public exhibition at the Trafford Centre has proved a massive success, as Christoph Scholz, the event's producer explained.

He said: "Our success in Manchester is further proof of the strong links between Britain and Egypt.

"Two major Egyptian shows; “The Book of the Dead” at London’s British Museum and our new replica concept in Manchester’s new exhibition complex are proving the love of ancient culture in the UK.

"It’s pleasing to see, that the audiences in the Northwest has accepted a new and even controversial exhibition concept outside of the city’s established Museums and Galleries."

Since opening on 22nd October, over 100,000 people have visited the spectacular reconstruction of the famous Pharaoh's remains.


AliceG said...

Are the producers having to pay the tax or what ever it was called on the reproductions that Hawass wanted?outil

Andie said...

Hi Alice. I haven't heard anything more about that fee since it was first talked about but I think that it is very unlikely that the producers are having to pay some sort of copyright fee. It would surely cost more than the exhibition organizers could afford given the sheer number of items involved.