Photographing Tutankhamun

20 June  – 23 September 2018
South Lecture Room

An unique exhibition exploring the pioneering photography of the tomb of Tutankhamun and its treasures by the photographer Harry Burton.

Photography was essential to archaeology, but Burton’s photography did much more than simply record information about the tomb and its treasures. By looking at the different kinds of photographs Burton made, and how they were used, this exhibition places the Tutankhamun discovery in its historical context and asks whether photographs influence the way we think about both ancient and modern Egypt.

The exhibition has been curated by Dr Christina Riggs, University of East Anglia. Follow the Photographing Tutankhamun blog: and on Twitter @photograph_tut

The exhibition has been developed with funding from The British Academy and The University of East Anglia, and is partnered by The Griffith Institute, The University of Oxford and GK3 Design.