Three sculptures wearing animal headdresses kneeling with one arm in the air.

International touring exhibition

Pharaoh: king of Egypt

Tour schedule

Pharaoh: king of Egypt explores the ideals, symbolism and ideology of Egyptian kingship, while seeking to uncover the stories behind the objects and images left as a legacy by this ancient civilisation.

The rulers of this land were not always male, nor always Egyptian. At times, Egypt was divided by civil war, conquered by foreign powers or ruled by competing kings. While some kings were revered – such as Thutmose III who expanded Egypt's empire to its largest extent – others were the subject of satire.

Many of the objects surviving from ancient Egypt project the image the pharaoh wanted us to see – this exhibition will explore the reality and the many challenges of ruling one of the greatest civilisations the world has ever seen.

Full tour schedule

La Caixa Forum Barcelona, Spain
7 June – 16 September 2018

La Caixa Forum Madrid, Spain
16 October 2018 – 20 January 2019

La Caixa Forum Girona, Spain
19 February – 25 August 2019

La Caixa Forum Sevilla, Spain
27 September 2019 – 12 January 2020

La Caixa Forum Tarragona, Spain
11 February 2020 – 21 February 2021

Museo Centro Gaiás, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
26 March – 15 August 2021  

La Caixa Forum Zaragoza, Spain
15 September 2021 – 9 January 2022    

La Caixa Forum Palma, Spain
10 February – 15 May 2022

La Caixa Forum Valencia, Spain
21 June 2022 – 26 February 2023

La Caixa Forum Lleida, Spain 
29 March – 23 July 2023

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
14 June – 6 October 2024