Relief of a mother, possibly a queen, and her son​ <br/>
findspot unknown, probably Egypt  <br/>
Ptolemaic Period, about 305–30 BCE  <br/>
limestone <br/>
H 15.5 cm, W 19.2 cm, D 4 cm​ <br/>
British Museum, London <br/>
© The Trustees of the British Museum

Pharaoh For Primary Students

Mon–Fri, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Levels 3–6
NGV International

Imagine being a pharaoh! What can we discover about these rulers through rare and original sculptures, jewellery, and hieroglyphs? Join an NGV Educator for an adventure through the lives and legacies of the kings of ancient Egypt. Students can discover objects from Pharaoh in an introductory talk to stimulate curiosity and spark discussion, then explore the exhibition and the extraordinary lives of the pharaohs.

Students will:

  • Identify ancient Egyptian objects and assess their importance in understanding the past.
  • Discuss what historic artefacts communicate about the people of ancient Egypt and their ideas, beliefs and values.
  • Describe how art and design can be used to express ideas.

Duration: 90 Minutes (30-minute introductory talk followed by one-hour self-guided viewing)

Cost: $29

Please note: The exhibition opens in June 2024.

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    We require four weeks notice for all bookings.

    Changes to your booking must be made in writing. Changes can be made up to 14 days prior to your visit. Invoices will be sent prior to the visit. Full program fees will be incurred for late cancellations or amendments.

    Please note that this is a booking request only. You will receive a confirmation via email within 5 working days.

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    We do not take tentative bookings. Bookings are considered firm at time of booking. Any amendments, including changes to participant numbers, must be made by email at least 14 days prior to the program. Invoices will be sent prior to the visit. Full program fees will be incurred for late cancellations or amendments. Payment must be paid at least one week prior to the visit.

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