Welcome!

News Feed Item

45ft 'King-Sized' Pyramid Arrives in Hyde Park to Mark the Opening of 'Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs'

45ft 'King-Sized' Pyramid Arrives in Hyde Park to Mark the Opening of 'Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs'

LONDON, October 30 /PRNewswire/ --

In celebration of the forthcoming opening of the "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" exhibition at The O2 on 15 November, Hyde Park today became home to a 45ft pyramid created by internationally acclaimed pop artist Romero Britto.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071030/CLTU043 )

The pyramid was designed and hand-painted by Britto, creative director of the 2007 London Pyramid Project, as a tribute to the Pyramids of Giza, the last remaining of the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World. Located at historic Speakers' Corner, this is the first time the Royal Parks Service has permitted an art installation of such proportion to be placed in Hyde Park.

Dozens of London school children were on hand for the completion of the sculpture, one of the largest public arts installations ever seen in the capital. The school children were among approximately 1,500 from around the world who participated in a day-long international arts project in July, where they worked alongside Britto to paint two sides of the pyramid. The project included students from the U.K., U.S., Egypt, Belgium and France.

"I am both honoured and humbled by the opportunity to install my artwork in one of the world's most famous locations, Speakers' Corner at Hyde Park. I thank the organisers of the Tutankhamun exhibition for inviting me to be a part of this incredible celebration," said Britto. "I also applaud the children from around the world who joined me to learn about the remarkably sophisticated Egyptian civilization, while leaving their own artistic impression on a sculpture that will forever be a part of history."

Created using state-of-the-art composite material by INNOVIDA, the monumental pyramid sculpture will be on display in Hyde Park until 15 November, after which it will go on display outside the new children's museum being constructed in Cairo, Egypt. In addition to the in Hyde Park sculpture, a 25ft replica pyramid by Britto and eight smaller pyramids (8ft) will also be on view around the city.

"Britto's Pyramid Project is truly exciting and will no doubt create an incredible impression in Hyde Park. The Pyramid is expected to attract thousands of visitors and, in turn, will draw people to the Tutankhamun exhibition at The O2. We are fortunate to have these icons, both ancient and modern, in the capital," said Visit London's chief executive, James Bidwell.

"Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" is organised by National Geographic, Arts and Exhibitions International and AEG Exhibitions, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, and sponsored by Credit Suisse. To date, more than 320,000 tickets for the exhibition have been reserved or sold in the UK, setting a pre-sale record for the show. This is the first time Tutankhamun's treasures have visited London in 35 years. A number of related merchandise items will be sold in the exhibition gift shop, with proceeds benefiting international literacy programming through the Britto Foundation.

For more information on the Pyramid Project please go to: www.pyramidproject.co.uk. Information and booking for "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" is available at www.visitlondon.com/tut.

About Romero Britto

Miami Beach-based artist Romero Britto is one of the premiere pop artists of our time. Through his use of vivid colours, Britto creates contemporary masterpieces embraced by art lovers and collectors around the world. Britto, whose works have been collected by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Andre Agassi, U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy and Sir Elton John, has become an international success during the last 20 years.

In 2007, he established the Britto Foundation as a way to lend his time, resources and talent to charitable organisations who work to create, encourage, promote and preserve education- and humanitarian-based initiatives benefiting children around the world.

About "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs"

The exhibition, organized by National Geographic, Arts and Exhibitions International and AEG Live Exhibitions, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, and sponsored by Credit Suisse, will include 50 major objects from Tutankhamun's tomb and more than 70 objects from other royal graves of the 18th Dynasty (1555 B.C.-1305 B.C.). All of the treasures in the exhibit are between 3,300 and 3,500 years old. The exhibition will run at The O2 from 15 November 2007 to 30 August 2008. Information and tickets are available at www.visitlondon.com/tut or www.kingtut.org.

About Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of eight Royal Parks. The other Royal Parks are Bushy Park, The Green Park, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, Richmond Park and St James's Park. More information is available at www.royalparks.org.uk.

About INNOVIDA

InnoVida Group is a multinational corporation, with operations in the USA, Germany, Middle East, Africa, Central and South America. InnoVida is dedicated to the design, development, manufacturing and installation in the global markets of cutting edge technologies, materials and solutions in the construction industry. InnoVida manufactures state-of the-art proprietary "Sandwich Panels" for the construction industry. InnoVida's panels are made out of proprietary composite materials which makes them a better alternative to traditional construction materials because they are stronger, lighter and more flexible than cement, steel or bricks. InnoVida's technology can be used for construction of homes, buildings and warehouses, as well as floating platforms for homes or offices. For additional information visit http://www.InnoVida.com

For further details please contact the press office: GolinHarris +44-0870-9905408 [email protected] or Cristal Cole Britto Central +1-305-202-0455 Web site: http://www.pyramidproject.co.uk http://www.visitlondon.com/tut http://www.kingtut.org http://www.royalparks.org.uk http://www.innovida.com

Romero Britto

GolinHarris, +44-0870-9905408, [email protected], or Cristal Cole of Britto Central, +1-305-202-0455, for Romero Britto /Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071030/CLTU043, PRN Photo Desk, [email protected]

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
As hybrid cloud becomes the de-facto standard mode of operation for most enterprises, new challenges arise on how to efficiently and economically share data across environments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Dr. Allon Cohen, VP of Product at Elastifile, will explore new techniques and best practices that help enterprise IT benefit from the advantages of hybrid cloud environments by enabling data availability for both legacy enterprise and cloud-native mission critical applications. By rev...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, will discuss how they b...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SkyScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SkyScale is a world-class provider of cloud-based, ultra-fast multi-GPU hardware platforms for lease to customers desiring the fastest performance available as a service anywhere in the world. SkyScale builds, configures, and manages dedicated systems strategically located in maximum-security...
As you move to the cloud, your network should be efficient, secure, and easy to manage. An enterprise adopting a hybrid or public cloud needs systems and tools that provide: Agility: ability to deliver applications and services faster, even in complex hybrid environments Easier manageability: enable reliable connectivity with complete oversight as the data center network evolves Greater efficiency: eliminate wasted effort while reducing errors and optimize asset utilization Security: imple...
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, will discuss how by using...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lead...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to w...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Daiya Industry will exhibit at the Japanese Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ruby Development Inc. builds new services in short period of time and provides a continuous support of those services based on Ruby on Rails. For more information, please visit https://github.com/RubyDevInc.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
As businesses evolve, they need technology that is simple to help them succeed today and flexible enough to help them build for tomorrow. Chrome is fit for the workplace of the future — providing a secure, consistent user experience across a range of devices that can be used anywhere. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will take a look at various options as to how ChromeOS can be leveraged to interact with people on the devices, and formats th...
First generation hyperconverged solutions have taken the data center by storm, rapidly proliferating in pockets everywhere to provide further consolidation of floor space and workloads. These first generation solutions are not without challenges, however. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Wes Talbert, a Principal Architect and results-driven enterprise sales leader at NetApp, will discuss how the HCI solution of tomorrow will integrate with the public cloud to deliver a quality hybrid cloud e...
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable? Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, will answer these questions and demonstrate techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Yuasa System will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Yuasa System is introducing a multi-purpose endurance testing system for flexible displays, OLED devices, flexible substrates, flat cables, and films in smartphones, wearables, automobiles, and healthcare.
The session is centered around the tracing of systems on cloud using technologies like ebpf. The goal is to talk about what this technology is all about and what purpose it serves. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Shashank Jain, Development Architect at SAP, will touch upon concepts of observability in the cloud and also some of the challenges we have. Generally most cloud-based monitoring tools capture details at a very granular level. To troubleshoot problems this might not be good enough.