Largest loan of Egyptian artefacts from British Museum to land in Australia

NGV’s 2024 winter blockbuster ‘Pharaoh’ will showcase ancient Egypt’s creative ambition and those who helped realise it.

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has today (20 September) unveiled the next blockbuster exhibition in its Melbourne Winter Masterpieces seriesPharaoh, an Australian-exclusive showcasing 3000 years of ancient Egyptian art and culture. The exhibition will bring together more than 500 works on loan from the British Museum, the most ambitious loan of ancient Egyptian artefacts that the Museum has ever presented to international audiences.

Most of the objects on display will be presented to Australian audiences for the very first time, with the exhibition traversing the entire ground floor of NGV International from 14 June 2024.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_