Saturday, December 10, 2011

Exhibition: Melbourne Museum Tutankhamun

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Lying at Melbourne Museum for up to seven months, the Pharaoh packed his bags on Sunday evening but not after 796,277 people experienced the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibition.

Drawing in 41 percent of international visitors and total visitors up from the 480,879 visitors that experienced the Titanic the Artefact exhibition in 2010, Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher described the showcase as a stunning triumph for the city.

“Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs has not only provided Victorians with a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the treasures of the boy king in their own Melbourne Museum but also attracted more than 326,000 interstate and international visitors, driving outstanding tourism and economic benefits for Victoria,” Ms Asher said.

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