For its major summer exhibition,the Grimaldi Forum revives a theme which it had already successfully tackled in 2008 with the “Queens of Egypt”.
The Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition will bring together more than 150 masterpieces from the Cairo Museum and present a series of prestigious ensembles discovered in the royal and princely tombs of Pharaonic Egypt. Ten years later, the Grimaldi Forum thus regains the expertise of exhibition curator Christiane ZIEGLER, Honorary Director of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities of the Louvre Museum, Publication Director for the Archaeological Mission of the Louvre Museum in Saqqara (Egypt) and President of the Memphis Archaeology Center. Beyond presenting sumptuous ensembles (jewels, vases, bracelets, pendants, goldsmith belts, gold-plated mirrors, necklaces, sarcophagi, funerary masks and gold-plated furniture), illustrated with documents tracing their discovery, the exhibition also looks at the status of these works, which are one of the oldest and most universal forms of artistic expression.
Dates: 7 July–9 September 2018
Opening hours: Open every day from 10 am to 8 pm
Late night opening: Thursdays until 10 pm
Full price = €11. Concessions: groups (+ 10 people) = €9 – students (-25 on presentation of ID) = €9 – seniors (+65) = €9 – FREE for children under 18
Reduced price for visitors who have their SNCF ticket of that day: 9€
Guided tours = €9, Thursdays and Sundays at 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm subject to availability (maximum 25 people)
Audio guides = €5
Accessibility: Exhibition accessible to disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility
Grimaldi Forum ticket office
Tel. +377 99 99 3000 – Fax +377 99 99 3001 – E-mail: online ticketing : firstname.lastname@example.org and FNAC points of sale.
Exhibition catalogue: Format: 24 x 28 cm. Texts in French. Paperback retail price: €29. Publication date: July 2018. Publisher: Hazan.