Photographing Tutankhamun Exhibition

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 by The Collection  | Category: Exhibition 

Due to popular demand, Photographing Tutankhamun exhibition has been extended to close on 25th February 2018.

This exhibition explores the pioneering photography of the tomb of Tutankhamun by Lincolnshire born photographer, Harry Burton, curated by Dr Christina Riggs from the University of East Anglia.

The exhibits in this exhibition are an archive of images which belong to the Griffith Institute at Oxford University. They are digital scans from Burton's original glass plate negatives, revealing the areas that Burton never printed including labelling prints with numbers.

The exhibition looks at new research on the tomb's photographic archive to ask questions including how photography revealed the important roles that the Egyptians played in the discovery and more.

Here are some of the comments in our visitor book of the exhibition:

"What a great exhibition. I love archaeology but I'm very interested in photography as well. The pictures 'standing still' and 'the Egyptian Archaeologists' are beautiful and somehow very contemporary. I have heard of Burton but this exhibition makes me want to know more about him and how archaeology photography developed through the years"

"A fascinating insight into the process of taking the photographs and in particular the skill of Harry Burton. So glad I made it to Lincoln to see it"

"Great exhibition, very well presented. I'm glad it was extended so that I got the chance to see it"

"Me and my family loved looking around the Egyptian pictures and it has taught me a lot for going back to school"

If you haven't come to see this extraordinary exhibition, you have until 25th until 4pm to view it!!

Click on this link to find out more about the exhibition.


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