Pharaoh rules prelaunch ticket sales

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J 3,000 years later and Tutankhamun still knows how to bring in a crowd, with Melbourne Museum noting record tickets sales before the exhibition launched late last week.Melbourne is bound to welcome an influx of arrivals from around Australia keen to be exposed to the artefacts and paraphernalia that made up Egypt’s 18th Dynasty, according to Premier of Victoria Ted Baillieu. “With record advance ticket sales and huge interest across the country, Tutankhamun and the Golden Ageof the Pharaohs is the most anticipated exhibition ever to be staged in Australia,” Mr Baillieu said. “Securing exclusive exhibitions for Melbourne has been a highly successful strategy for Victoria, and I look forward to Tutankhamun being another memorable success story for this state,” Mr Baillieu said.Attracting up to seven million visitors during Tutankhamun and the Golden Age exhibition’s tour in the US and the UK, IMG Arts & Entertainment managing director Stephen Flint Wood said pre-ticket sales “surpassed expectations”.“The response from the public has surpassed expectations – as they recognize the historical significance of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Mr Wood said. Melbourne will be the only city in the continent to showcase the exhibition which includes up to 130 artefacts ranging from tombs to statues and ornamental daggers.   Proceeds from Tutankhamun andthe Golden Age of the Pharaohs’ world tour are being used towards conserving the ancient artefacts as well as the development of the exhibition’s future home in the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM).  Melbourne Museum is also hosting for the eleventh year Top Designs, showcasing the works of emerging Victorian designers as well as displaying a specimen of an extinct Australian marsupial, the Leadbeater’s Possum.  center_img Tutankhamun exhibition exceeds Melbourne’s record pre-launch ticket saleslast_img

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