National Geographic Debuts Immersive Experience to Mark 100-Year King Tut Anniversary

The projection exhibit is the latest in a line of Instagram-friendly museum-like experiences

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National Geographic is commemorating the centennial anniversary of the discovery of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh King Tut’s tomb with an immersive experience consisting of projection mapping, virtual reality and digital exhibits in major cities across the United States.

With the actual artifacts—excavated in 1922—headed to a permanent home in Egypt after decades of touring exhibitions, the National Geographic Society looked to digital technology to create an informative and entertaining spectacle for the occasion, according to the creative director of the experience, Mark Lach.



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