NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On the occasion of the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of King Tut in the Valley of the Kings, Beyond King Tut: The immersive experience will open in four cities across North America, bringing the ancient pharaoh’s incredible story to life in new ways. Created in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the stunning exhibit takes visitors on a journey through time awash with sights, sounds and intrigue through the world of King Tut, the boy who reigned as pharaoh of Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, and the 1922 discovery of his tomb and its treasures that have captured the imagination of the world ever since.
Beyond King Tut guests can explore nine galleries that chronicle the historical discovery, the king’s life and family, and a journey to the afterlife at the following locations:
New York: Pier 36 (until January 1, 2023)
Los Angeles: Magic Box LA (until December 31, 2022)
Washington DC: National Geographic Museum (until February 6, 2023)
Canada: Vancouver Convention Center (until January 8, 2023)
Beyond King Tut visitors will encounter ancient Egyptian gods like Ra and Anubis, descend into King Tut’s burial chamber, join his quest for immortality, and relive the discovery of the king’s tomb with all its treasures waiting inside, salvaged from the sand of the desert after 3,000 years. With nine galleries to explore on a multi-sensory multimedia journey, guests will walk through the story of a young boy whose name still holds great significance and how he changed the ancient and modern world. This exhibition goes beyond a display of traditional artifacts using the power of photography and technology, ensuring that the artifacts from King Tut’s tomb remain in their homeland.
“The National Geographic Society has a legacy of funding projects related to ancient and modern Egypt. Approaching 100e anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of King Tut, Beyond King Tut gives visitors the opportunity to explore its history in a way they have never experienced before,” said Kathryn Keane, vice president of public programming and director of the National Geographic Museum for the National Geographic Society.
Produced by Paquin Entertainment Group, Beyond King Tut is developed in association with Immersive, whose creative team draws on extensive experience in creating and marketing cultural content around the world, including the King Tut artifact exhibitions attended by over 19 million people. ‘guests. Under the creative direction of Montreal’s world-renowned Studio Normal, Beyond King Tut harnesses projection mapping and new technologies to create stunning visual environments that invite visitors to leave behind the modern world and glimpse an ancient era like never before. previously. Beyond King Tut aligned with the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), whose mission is to study and safeguard Egyptian cultural heritage, highlight digital content related to Egypt, develop programs and promote educational outcomes.
Exhibit guests can choose to delve deeper into the discovery of the tomb via an award-winning companion virtual reality (VR) experience making its North American debut in a dedicated VR theater. “Tutankhamun: Enter the Tomb” is like flying through the subterranean chambers and seeing the treasures as they were when they were discovered in November 1922. The eight-minute virtual reality journey is voiced by acclaimed English actor Hugh Bonneville and created by CityLights, a leader in premium VR content.
“Beyond King Tut tells a 3,300-year-old story, reaching beyond the iconic mask to bring people into his world in a new and larger-than-life way – guests will get to know the young boy who suddenly became pharaoh, see images breathtaking views of its treasures which are now enshrined in Egypt, travel to the afterlife of ancient Egypt and experience the thrill of discovery,” said Beyond King Tut creative producer Mark Lach.
Since the sensational discovery of King Tut’s tomb 100 years ago, influences from his world have made their way into global consciousness through art, fashion, decor, architecture, entertainment and more. of the. As King Tut’s legacy continues to fascinate people around the world, guests of all ages can explore his story at Beyond King Tut as the tour continues across North America with more cities to be announced.
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TICKETS & INFORMATION
Tickets are timed and dated, and advance purchase is strongly encouraged with high demand peak dates and times. Prices vary by location with packages for families, seniors, students, and groups. VIP tickets include a flexible ticket for anytime entry, merchandise, and entry to the award-winning virtual reality companion experience “Tutankhamun: Enter the Tomb”.
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About Beyond King Tut
Covering new horizons by bringing together unrivaled partners from the fields of creative art to exploration and curation in Egypt, a team of cultural events industry veterans have come together with the vision to lead the evolution immersive cultural content resulting in Beyond King Tutproduced by Paquin Entertainment Group, developed in partnership with Immersive and National Geographic Society, under the creative direction of Montreal’s Normal Studio.
About the National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education, and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonders of our world. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, invested in bold people and transformative ideas, offering more than 15,000 grants for work on all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through offers educational and engaging audiences around the world through signature experiences, stories and content. To learn more, visit www.nationalgeographic.org or follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
About Paquin Entertainment Group
Established in 1985, Paquin Entertainment Group is a leading full-service North American arts and entertainment company with offices in Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver, Nashville, San Diego and Las Vegas. Paquin Entertainment Group is home to a diverse portfolio, including artist agency and management, film and television, theatrical production, brand partnership and touring exhibits. Since its inception, the fundamental vision of Paquin Entertainment Group has remained unchanged: to foster a creative culture that seeks out and develops the best artists and productions in the world. For more information, visit paquinentertainment.com.