Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations

Period of Performance

11/1/1975 - 6/30/1979

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$250,000.00 (approved)
$250,000.00 (awarded)

Treasures of Tutankhamun

FAIN: GM-*1169-76

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY 10028-0113)
Thomas Hoving (Project Director: May 1976 to October 1990)

A six-city tour of the U.S. archeological discovery of the tomb of the Egyptian King Tutankhamun including the gold, alabaster and jeweled treasures from the king’s tomb.

Media Coverage

Million in Washington Viewed Relics From King Tut's Tomb (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Linda Charlton
Publication: New York Times
Date: 3/16/1977
Abstract: WASHINGTON, March 15 President Carter has seen it, and so has his mother-in-law. And Amy. Elizabeth Taylor, a one-time Cleopatra, strolled through unnoticed, Moshe Dayan dropped in And nearly a million ordinary citizens stood in line for hours to look at the golden treasure of Tutankhamen's tomb.