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Discovering Ancient Egypt Exclusive Curator Tour with Novotel Canberra – SOLD OUT

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Embark on an extraordinary journey through the history of ancient Egypt with this exclusive Accor Plus event with Novotel Canberra – SOLD OUT

Novotel Canberra invites you to delve into the rich tapestry of Egyptian civilisation with the Discovering Ancient Egypt exhibition from the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities. Over 220 captivating artifacts spanning 3,000 years await your exploration, from intricately adorned coffins to extracts from the illustrious Book of the Dead, offering a glimpse into the heart of Egyptian society and culture.

Immerse yourself in the daily life along the Nile, where household pottery, objects of worship, and even an ancient board game tell tales of an era long past. The exhibition transcends mere observation; it invites you to step into a life-sized temple re-creation, witness depictions of gods like Isis and Horus, and engage in hands-on activities that bring this ancient world to life.

Beyond the artifacts, the exhibition delves into the history of discovery, prompting contemplation on the vital role museums play in collaborating with communities to document and present ancient cultures. Key historical moments, from the Rosetta Stone’s unearthing to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, intertwine with the Dutch museum’s archaeological triumphs at Saqqara’s ancient burial grounds.

Discovering Ancient Egypt Exclusive Curator Tour inclusions:

  • Relax in an Executive room at Novotel Canberra
  • Have your fill with a delicious buffet breakfast
  • Each booking receives a special gift from the museum shop, enhancing your connection to the exhibition
  • Indulge in one hour of unlimited pre-arrival drinks and delectable charcuterie boards
  • Enjoy private transport to and from the exhibition via coach service
  • Embark on an after-hours exploration of the exhibition with an exclusive tour guided by senior curator, Craig Middleton

With a profound background in museums, Craig Middleton brings a wealth of knowledge to this exclusive event. As the recipient of the George Alexander Foundation Fellowship, his expertise extends to exploring political histories and museum practices in American museums. A scholar of contemporary collecting practices, his research has delved into the role museums play during political events, including protests and demonstrations.

Join Novotel Canberra in unravelling the mysteries of ancient Egypt at this distinguished event, blending opulence, knowledge, and the allure of a bygone era. Secure your place for an unforgettable evening of cultural enrichment.

RSVP by Thursday, 29 February 2024.

Thank you, this event is now SOLD OUT!


Event Date Friday, 15 March 2024
Time 3:15pm up to 6:30pm
Venue First Edition Canberra at Novotel Canberra
Member Price AUD 359 for 1 person, AUD 429 for two people
Terms and Conditions
  • A valid Accor Plus membership must be presented.
  • Bookings are only confirmed after pre-payment is received.
  • Strictly limited availability for optimum experience.
  • Offer non-refundable and non-combinable with other offers and discounts.
  • Photographs may be taken throughout the event for use across Accor Plus marketing channels. Please let the photographer know if you do not want your photo taken.
  • ALL Reward points are not earned from attending Accor Plus member events.
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