Tutankhamun to star in revamped museum
The Australian Museum will host the extraordinary Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition in early 2021.
The exhibition has been secured by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, in partnership with the Australian Museum and is also thanks to the Government’s commitment to a $50 million refurbishment of the Museum.
Sydney is part of a 10-city world tour to mark the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter, and the exhibition will include Egyptian artefacts that will never be seen again outside of Egypt.
NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said, “The Tutankhamun exhibition is a game-changer for Sydney and Australia. Sydney is the major cultural city in the Pacific/South East Asian region, and the significant upgrades to the Australian Museum will ensure we have world-class museum exhibition spaces for visitors as well as residents to enjoy.”
For more information, visit australianmuseum.net.au