Posts Tagged ‘ Saatchi Gallery ’

Tutankhamun exhibition returns to London for the final time

Nov 2nd, 2019 | By

The much anticipated exhibition Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh opens today in the Saatchi Gallery. Presented in London by Viking Cruises, the exhibition will display more than 150 pieces from Tutankhamun’s tomb – with 60 on their first journey outside Egypt – until May 3, 2020. Then the treasures will return to Cairo to be permanently housed with Tutankhamun’s full collection at the Grand Egyptian Museum which is currently under construction.  The legend of Tutankhamun captured imaginations globally when, in 1922 his tomb was unearthed
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Banksy in Bristol

Apr 9th, 2010 | By

Some may find this hard to believe but the Banksy exhibition last year in Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery made it into the top 30 exhibitions visited anywhere in the world.
That isn’t to belittle Bristol but to show what an achievement it was. It was up against capital cities with vastly bigger populations from which to draw visitors. In fact only one other exhibition in the UK drew more visitors, one on Chinese new art which was held at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Greater London’s population is about twenty times more than that of Bristol yet the Chinese exhibition attracted only about 280 more visitors per day than the Banksy one. And because of the nature of Banksy’s work, the exhibition couldn’t be publicised in advance.