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Exhibitions of artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun

Exhibitions of artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun have been held at museums in several countries, notably the United Kingdom, Soviet Union, United States, Canada and France etc. The artifacts had sparked widespread interest in ancient Egypt when they were discovered between 1922 and 1927, but most of them remained in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo until the 1960s, when they were first exhibited outside of Egypt; because of these exhibitions, relics from the tomb of Tutankhamun are among the most travelled artifacts in the world. The best-known tour was the Treasures of Tutankhamun from 1972 until 1981. Other exhibitions have included Tutankhamun Treasures in 1961 and 1967, Tutankhamen: The Golden Hereafter beginning in 2004, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs beginning in 2005, Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs in 2008. Permanent exhibitions include the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester, United Kingdom, which contains replicas of many artifacts. All of the artifacts exhumed from the Tutankhamun tomb are, by international convention, considered property of the Egyptian government.

These pieces are kept at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Although journalists and government officials support the tours, some Egyptians argue that the artifacts should remain on display in their own country, where Egyptian school-children would have greater access to them, where the museum's exhibit would attract foreign tourists; the first travelling exhibition of a substantial number of Tutankhamun artifacts took place from 1961 to 1966. The exhibition, titled Tutankhamun Treasures featured 34 smaller pieces made of gold, alabaster and similar materials; the portions of the exhibition occurring in the United States were arranged by the Smithsonian Institution and organized by Dr. Froelich Rainey, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, with the assistance of Dr. Sarwat Okasha, Minister of Culture and National Guidance of the United Arab Republic; the exhibit travelled to six in Canada. The exhibition had a public purpose in mind, to "stimulate public interest in the UNESCO-sponsored salvage program for Nubian monuments threatened by the Aswan Dam project".

The exhibition opened in November 1961 at the Smithsonian's National Gallery of Art, in Washington, D. C; the exhibition was shown in eighteen cities in the United States, in six cities in Canada, including Winnipeg at the Manitoba Legislature and Ottawa. Other stops on the tour included: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Pennsylvania Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, Connecticut Museum of Fine Arts, Texas Joslyn Art Museum, Nebraska Field Museum of Natural History, Illinois Seattle Art Museum, Washington California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, Walters Art Gallery, Maryland, Dayton Art Institute, Ohio, Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario The exhibit was part of 1964 World's Fair held in New York, United Arab Republic Pavilion From 1965 to 1966 an enlarged version of the 1961–1963 North America tour took place in Japan.

The Japanese exhibition saw nearly 3 million visitors. Tokyo National Museum, Japan Kyoto, Japan Fukuoka Prefectural Culture Center, Japan The French exhibit saw an attendance of 1,240,975 Petit Palais, France (February 17 – September 4, 00000 The genesis of the Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibition reflected the changing dynamic of Middle-East relations, it was first shown in London at the British Museum in 1972. After a year of negotiations between Egypt and the United Kingdom, an agreement was signed in July 1971. Altogether, 50 pieces were chosen by the directors of the British Museum and the Cairo Museum to be shown at the exhibition, including 17 never before displayed outside Egypt. For insurance purposes, the items were valued at £9.06 million. In January 1972, they were transported to London on two civilian flights and one by the Royal Air Force, among other objects, the gold death mask of Tutankhamun. Queen Elizabeth II opened the exhibition on March 29, 1972. More than 30,000 people visited in its first week.

By September, 800,000 had been to the exhibition, its duration was extended by three months because of the popularity. When it did close on December 31, 1972, 1.6 million visitors had passed through the exhibition doors. All profits were donated to UNESCO for conserving the temples at Egypt. Treasures of Tutankhamun was the most popular exhibition in the museum's history, it is considered a landmark achievement in Egypt–United Kingdom relations. The exhibition moved on to other countries, including the USSR, US, West Germany. Egyptian cultural officials stalled prospects of an Ameri

Robert Bortuzzo

Robert Bortuzzo is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. Bortuzzo has played in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins, which drafted him in the fourth round, 78th overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Bortuzzo won the Stanley Cup in 2019 with the Blues. On May 31, 2006, Bortuzzo was acquired by the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League in exchange for a second round pick in the 2007 OHL Priority Selection. Prior to the trade, Bortuzzo led the Fort William North Stars of the Superior International Junior Hockey League to a league championship, a Dudley Hewitt Cup and an overtime away from playing in the 2006 Royal Bank Cup final. Bortuzzo won the Hamilton Spectator Trophy in his second year as a member of the Rangers. Bortuzzo was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round, 78th overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. On September 4, 2007, he was invited to the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL camp, he signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Penguins on May 27, 2009.

After attending the Penguins training camp, Bortuzzo was reassigned to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on September 23, 2009, to begin the season. In his rookie season, Bortuzzo tallied 12 points, 109 penalty minutes, a plus-13 rating in 75 games. After attending the Penguins training camp, he was reassigned to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on September 29, 2010, to begin the season. Bortuzzo was selected to compete in the 2011 AHL All Star Classic. On November 5, 2011, after being called-up from the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Bortuzzo made his NHL debut to replace Ben Lovejoy, who had broken his wrist in the Penguins' previous game. Bortuzzo was injured during a game against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 8, 2011, from a hit by Zac Rinaldo, he was out for several weeks with a concussion, but was able to return to action in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton that season. On January 7, 2012, he was reassigned tom the AHL.

The 2012–13 lock-out-shortened season saw Bortuzzo's role continue to increase on the team, playing in 15 of Pittsburgh's 48 regular season games. On February 2, 2013, Bortuzzo scored his first NHL goal, against goaltender Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils. During the Penguins' lengthy run to the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Bortuzzo did not make an appearance, being a healthy scratch every game. In the 2013–14 season, Bortuzzo saw his playing time continue to increase, in part due to rampant injuries among the Penguins defensive core, he played in 54 of Pittsburgh's 82 regular season games, recording ten assists. On April 26, 2014, Bortuzzo played in his first career playoff game, against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the 2014 playoffs, after Brooks Orpik sustained an undisclosed upper body injury in the series' previous game. After suffering an injury during training camp, Bortuzzo joined the Penguins lineup on October 20, 2014, he made his first NHL post-season debut on May 2014, in replace of Brooks Orpik.

On March 2, 2015, Bortuzzo was traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenceman Ian Cole. On October 9, 2017, Bortuzzo was fined $3,091.40 for a cross-check delivered to the New York Islanders' forward Brock Nelson. During a pre-season game prior to the 2018–19 season, Bortuzzo elbowed Washington Capitals defenceman Michal Kempný and was subsequently suspended for the remainder of the pre-season and one regular season game. Upon returning for the regular season, Bortuzzo suffered a lower-body injury in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 20, he was taken off injured reserve on November 30, 2018. During a Blues practice on December 10, 2018, Bortuzzo fought teammate Zach Sanford; the two got a few punches in on one another before being separated by coaches. At the time, St. Louis had lost 8 of their last 11 games. On December 15, the Blues signed Bortuzzo to a three-year, $4.125 million contract extension worth $1.375 million per season through to the end of the 2021–22 season.

That same season, Bortuzzo helped guide the Blues to their first Stanley Cup in their 52-year franchise history. He scored the game winning goal in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, his goal, which came at 16:34 during the second period, was the game winner in an eventual 4-2 win. Bortuzzo ended the season playing in 59 regular-season games and recording two goals and eight assists. During the 2019–20 season, Bortuzzo was suspended for four games by the NHL Department of Player Safety on November 24, 2019 for injuring Nashville Predators winger Victor Arvidsson by cross-checking him. Bortuzzo was born to parents Susan, his father Oscar was a goaltender, drafted by the Kitchener Rangers in 1977. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database

Siegfried L. Kratochwil

Siegfried Leopold Kratochwil was an Austrian painter and poet. Born in Karlstift, Lower Austria he moved to Vienna and became one of the best-known Austrian Naïve artists by the end of the 20th century. Siegfried L. Kratochwil was born in the small logging village of Karlstift in Lower Austria. After enrolling in a trade school in Vienna, he became a tool maker; the Second World War was a hard time for Kratochwil and he was forced to try his hand at various professions. He married in 1939 and the initial years of marriage took place during the war, his ill health kept him from military duty. Kratochwil began helping his daughter with drawings and paintings, after she was born in 1941, it soon became apparent to him. A passion for painting thus blossomed, one that would span 50 years, focusing on Viennese motifs, which were, in turn, rooted in deeper themes of Austrian culture and history. Kratochwil spent a significant amount of time writing poetry and etching copper engravings; each of his paintings were accompanied by a poem.

Kratochwil had always considered Austria his home, why his country and his lifelong experiences there were so central to his artwork. He was buried in Vienna in 2005 at the age of 89. Aside from the many cities in Austria, his exhibitions have spanned the continents of Europe and North America. Much of his work is held in private collections and museums; the following museums contain some of Kratochwil's artwork: Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, Austria Clemens-Sels-Museum, Germany Vestisches Museum, Germany Museum for German Ethnic Studies, Germany Museum Rade, Germany German Bread Museum, Germany Centraal Museum, Netherlands Museum of Naïve Art L'ile de France, France Musée international d'Art naïf Anatole Jakovsky, France Lower Austrian Regional Museum, Austria Robert-Stolz Museum, Austria Musée d'Art Naïf - Max Fourny Naïve Art Folk Art Outsider Art Anatole Jakovsky SourcesDer Plumpsack geht um. Alte und neue Kinderspiele ISBN 3-499-20217-4 Alt-Wien: die niemals war. Wolfgang Kos, Christian Rapp, Czernin Verlag 2004.

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