On Friday, the 6th of December, Year 10 and 11 GCSE Art pupils went to the Saatchi Gallery in Sloane Square, London.

The gallery is exhibiting treasures discovered by Howard Carter in the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun. Commemorating the centenary of the discovery, it is the largest collection of Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel out of Egypt. In 1922, the find was a worldwide sensation and the girls were lucky enough to view this first-hand and take photos for their coursework projects.

The collection was spread across four rooms and included a cinematic introduction emphasising how the fates of Carter and Tutankhamun were intertwined. It was fascinating to see objects that were in such pristine condition despite being thousands of years old.

A special thank you to Mr Evans and Madame Jarada for accompanying us.

Mrs Bellew
Head of Art