Museums | Exhibits |

Tutankhamun-The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs

Arts & Exhibitions International | World Tour | 2006

Lightswitch worked with a great team put together by Arts & Exhibitions International to mount this breathtaking exhibit.

What It Was

“Tutankhamun - The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs” is a touring exhibit showcasing an amazing array of artifacts from King Tutankhamun and a host of other Pharaohs spanning over 2,000 years of Egyptian history. The exhibit reveals the history, family life, religion, and many other aspects of the lives of these important rulers. It culminates in the “Valley of the Kings” with the search for and the dramatic discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in 1922.

What We Did

Lightswitch worked with a great team put together by Arts & Exhibitions International to mount this breathtaking exhibit. In addition to creating the lighting design, Lightswitch was responsible for the specification and procurement of the complete lighting system which will be used over the entire 5 year run of the tour. Giving the audience a beautiful exhibit to look at and the ability to clearly see the objects and understand the text, graphics, and video information displays was one major goal of the design for this project. More importantly - as with any project that includes priceless artifacts - great care was also taken to insure that the lighting created a safe environment for the objects as well as the guests.

Why It Worked

The Lightswitch team has a great deal of experience in the design of touring exhibits of this type. We know how to re-imagine an exhibit as it moves through multiple venues of varying types. We understand the challenges involved in creating a beautiful and dramatic guest experience while juggling the many concerns that must be considered along the way. We have learned how to combine theatricality, architectural design, and conservation concerns while still keeping a close eye on schedule and budget. We also feel that our depth of experience with these types of projects gives us a unique “big picture” view and helps us to work efficiently with the rest of the production team to achieve all of this.