Tutankhamun: 100 Years of Discovery at Ferens Art Gallery
100 years after archaeologist Howard Carter and his patron, Lord Carnarvon, caught their first glimpse of the fabulous golden treasures of a then little-known Egyptian Pharoah called Tutankhamun visitors are invited to unearth the thrilling stories, myths and controversies surrounding the treasures of Tutankhamun in an exciting exhibition.
Using Hull Museums’ collection of exquisitely crafted replicas of treasures found in Tutankhamun’s tomb, handmade by sculptor William Aumonier Junior and his team of skilled artisans for the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924 and 1925, visitors will be able to follow in the footsteps of those Wembley visitors from 100 years ago when the momentous discovery caused a sensation and ‘Tutmania’ swept the world.
The Ferens has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters, portraiture, marine painting, and modern and contemporary British art. Highlights include masterpieces by Lorenzetti, Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Frederick Leighton, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing. With a regular programme of events, guided tours and changing exhibitions, there’s always something new to explore. You can also enjoy refreshments in our popular cafe, Venue Hull.