'Gold of the Pharaohs' exhibition in Monaco hits 80,000 visitors
Fri, Sep. 21, 2018
CAIRO – 21 September 2018: ""The Gold of the Pharaohs" exhibition that ran at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco from July 7 to September 9, hit 80,000 visitors, which is the highest record at Grimaldi Forum since 2008, Grimaldi Forum declared on its official Twitter account.
Grimaldi Forum referred that this exhibition was the most visited since holding the "Grace Kelly Princess of Monaco" exhibition in 2007 and "Queens of Pharaohs" in 2008.
"The Gold of the Pharaohs" showcased 149 ancient masterpieces from the Egyptian Museum. The huge, unique event was hosted by the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, between July 7 and September 9, under the auspices of Prince Albert II and the Egyptian government.
This is not the first exhibition to be hosted by the Grimaldi Forum to showcase Egyptian Antiquities. According to Grimaldi Forum's General Director, Sylvie Biancheri, a somewhat similar exhibition was hosted in Monaco ten years ago.
Biancheri told Egypt Today on July 6 that the "Queens of Egypt" exhibition, which was hosted ten years ago, was one of the most successful and well-received exhibitions organized by the Grimaldi Forum. "At the time, the government allowed moving several pieces of the ancient antiquities to be displayed inside the exhibition.
I remember that it achieved huge success, something that encouraged us to seek repeating the experience once again this year," Biancheri explained.
Biancheri pointed out that the government has fully supported the forum. She also highlighted the low profit level achieved by the exhibition due to low ticket pricing and high cost. The exhibition cost the organization some €2.5-2.7 million, while entry tickets cost only €8 each.
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