TV and Photo Opportunity - Exclusive media opportunity to capture artifact
installation in advance of King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
at the AGO

TORONTO, Nov. 5 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:   Rare opportunity to view the installation of one of the key
            artifacts from Tutankhamun's tomb as part of King Tut: The Golden
            King and the Great Pharaohs.

            With an almost entirely different selection of treasures and more
            than twice the number of artifacts than were displayed in the
            1979 exhibition, King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
            features more than 100 remarkable objects from the tomb of King
            Tut and ancient sites representing some of the most important
            rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history.
            Derived from royal and private tombs and temples from 2600 B.C to
            660 BC, many of these artifacts had never before been seen in
            North America prior to this exhibition.

            This exhibition's sole Canadian appearance is at the Art Gallery
            of Ontario from November 24, 2009 to April 18, 2010. This is the
            only chance to see these artifacts in Canada before they are
            returned to Cairo for permanent installation.

            King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs is organized by
            the National Geographic Society, Arts and Exhibitions
            International and AEG Exhibitions with cooperation from the
            Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. Northern Trust is a
            proud cultural partner and American Airlines is the official
            airline. Additional support is provided by the Government of
            Ontario and the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership.

    WHO:    Mark Lach, senior vice president, Arts and Exhibitions
            International, and members of the Egyptian installation team.

    WHEN:   Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 10 am.

    WHERE:  Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto.

The Art Gallery of Ontario is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Culture. Additional operating support is received from the Volunteers of the AGO, the City of Toronto, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts

SOURCE Art Gallery of Ontario

For further information: For further information: For media information or to RSVP, please contact: Sean O'Neill, (416) 979-6660, ext. 403,; Antonietta Mirabelli, (416) 979-6660, ext. 454,

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