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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Thursday, June 02, 2011

Contact:
Mona M. Rock
(410) 547-9000, ext. 277
mrock@thewalters.org

Special Egypt Programming at the Walters

Rescuing Egypt’s Heritage

Recent looting of Egypt’s ancient treasures focused an urgent need to protect extraordinary artifacts that have withstood 5,000 years of history. Walters Curator of Ancient Art Regine Schulz will expose the dire circumstances as well as the development of formal and informal policies to protect Egypt’s heritage.

Schulz was recently named Executive Director of the Roemer Plizaeus Museum in Germany.

Behind the Mask of Tutankhamun

The breathtaking gold headpiece from Tutankhamun’s tomb is perhaps the best-known Egyptian artwork in the world today. Sylvan C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Memorial Fellow in the Department of Egyptian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Nicholas Reeves will present groundbreaking scholarship on this mask, revealing his findings on the astonishing secret of this object’s original intent.

Where

The Walters Art Museum, Graham Auditorium

When

Sunday, June 19, 1–3:30 p.m.

Price

Free

Media Contact

Amy Mannarino, 410-547-9000, ext. 277, amannarino@thewalters.org