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We Want You to Tut and Help Break a World Record!

January 15th, 2010

Join us on Feb. 28, 2010 as we try to set a new Guinness World Record for the most people “Tutting” at one time.

Professional dance artist Mark Cabuena from the Toronto dance crews “Grand Illusion” and “For the Funk of It” has choreographed a simple “Tutting” routine that you will learn, practice and perform on the day of the event. Not only will you impress friends and family, you can help us set the Guniness World Record for the most people dancing simultaneously by “Tutting” continuously for five minutes!

But that’s not all!

Everyone who participates in the event will receive 1 free general admission to the Art Gallery of Ontario and be entered into a contest to win a King Tut weekend in Toronto! One lucky winner will receive one night accommodations for two at the Westin Harbour Castle, two VIP tickets to see King Tut, and $500 in shopping certificates courtesy of Scarborough Town Centre!

Also the first 100 adults and first 100 youth to complete the registration process will receive 1 free ticket to see King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs (Please note this exhibition is time ticketed and therefore is subject to availability. Tickets valid until April 18, 2010.).

Register Now

To take part in this event begin the registration process by clicking here.


Contest Partners

Westin Harbour Castle
Scarborough Town Centre

16 Responses to “We Want You to Tut and Help Break a World Record!”

  1. Tim Lynch says:

    Let members, patrons and visitors start taking pictures of the collection. This will draw far more FREE publicity, advertising and PR to the AGO than this lame idea ever will.

    Let us take pictures and post them on Facebook, and MySpace and Twitter, and you’ll see such an increase in sales you won’t need to waste any more $ in the weekend Globe and Mail.

    Otherwise forget it.

    Why should we help you when you do nothing for us?

  2. Tim Lynch says:

    Let members, patrons and visitors start taking pictures of the collection. This will draw far more FREE publicity, advertising and PR to the AGO than this lame idea ever will.

    Let us take pictures and post them on Facebook, and MySpace and Twitter, and you’ll see such an increase in sales you won’t need to waste any more $ in the weekend Globe and Mail.

    Otherwise forget it.

    Why should we help you when you do nothing for us?

  3. Sandra Weitzel says:

    Fabulous idea! I think this is a great way for the AGO to involve people, in a fun way, in the magnificence that is the AGO and its special exhibits.

  4. Sandra Weitzel says:

    Fabulous idea! I think this is a great way for the AGO to involve people, in a fun way, in the magnificence that is the AGO and its special exhibits.

  5. Susan Lilholt says:

    Your admission cost helps pay to bring such historic exhibitions to the AGO. You are paying to “see” the historic treasure. By photographing it you make it available to all, who might then say, we’ve seen it, why pay to go and see it again? Without payments of admission, I doubt the AGO could ever afford to bring this and other worldly exhibitions to Canada. So buy a ticket. Enjoy the show and invite your friends to join you instead. BTW, it’s copyright law that you cannot photograph any artwork or historically recognized treasure. If it wasn’t law, artists and galleries would lose the reasons they create it and exhibit it in the first place – to express themselves in culturally relevant ways or in the case of galleries to exhibit works by others who express themselves in culturally relevant ways. That culture doesn’t come free. – SL

  6. Susan Lilholt says:

    Your admission cost helps pay to bring such historic exhibitions to the AGO. You are paying to “see” the historic treasure. By photographing it you make it available to all, who might then say, we’ve seen it, why pay to go and see it again? Without payments of admission, I doubt the AGO could ever afford to bring this and other worldly exhibitions to Canada. So buy a ticket. Enjoy the show and invite your friends to join you instead. BTW, it’s copyright law that you cannot photograph any artwork or historically recognized treasure. If it wasn’t law, artists and galleries would lose the reasons they create it and exhibit it in the first place – to express themselves in culturally relevant ways or in the case of galleries to exhibit works by others who express themselves in culturally relevant ways. That culture doesn’t come free. – SL

  7. Victoria Kay says:

    I simply can’t afford 2 adult tickets. Wonder if museum blockbuster exhibits will ever price tickets based family/ personal income, will they get new audience and better attendance?

  8. Victoria Kay says:

    I simply can’t afford 2 adult tickets. Wonder if museum blockbuster exhibits will ever price tickets based family/ personal income, will they get new audience and better attendance?

  9. Mark Hillard says:

    Sadly having visited the exhibition with my children this weekend, and being sorely disappointed, I suspect that no amount of extra publicity, whether with photographs posted online or otherwise, would help to massively increase the number of visitors. This was a very underwhelming exhibition, with too few artifacts, most if not all instantly forgettable. I have seen the full collection in the Cairo Museum, and am left wondering if someone there, said “Oh, just send those few things in the corner to Toronto.” On top of that, I felt herded around like a domesticated cow. Of course the shop was well stocked.

  10. Mark Hillard says:

    Sadly having visited the exhibition with my children this weekend, and being sorely disappointed, I suspect that no amount of extra publicity, whether with photographs posted online or otherwise, would help to massively increase the number of visitors. This was a very underwhelming exhibition, with too few artifacts, most if not all instantly forgettable. I have seen the full collection in the Cairo Museum, and am left wondering if someone there, said “Oh, just send those few things in the corner to Toronto.” On top of that, I felt herded around like a domesticated cow. Of course the shop was well stocked.

  11. Eva says:

    Does the “1 free general admission” have to be used that same day, or can the ticket be saved for another day?

  12. Eva says:

    Does the “1 free general admission” have to be used that same day, or can the ticket be saved for another day?

  13. Susan says:

    Hi Everyone,

    The one free admission for King Tut can be used at any time before the exhibition closes on April 18, 2010. The one free admission fo the AGO’s Permanent Collection can be used anytime until Sept. 30, 2010. In order to fully register for this event – you must complete 3 steps 1) fill in the information form online, bring the info form to the ago on Feb. 28, and then 2)sign in the log book and 3)complete the routine with the other participants to help break the record. The first 100 adults and 100 youth (17 and under) to sign the log book will receive one free admission to King TUT. Everyone who complete all three steps in the registration process will get one free AGO’s admission to the permanent collection.

    Also, one winner will be drawn from all those who’ve registered and opted in to enter the King Tut Weekend prize.

    See you on the 28th of Feb.

  14. Susan says:

    Hi Everyone,

    The one free admission for King Tut can be used at any time before the exhibition closes on April 18, 2010. The one free admission fo the AGO’s Permanent Collection can be used anytime until Sept. 30, 2010. In order to fully register for this event – you must complete 3 steps 1) fill in the information form online, bring the info form to the ago on Feb. 28, and then 2)sign in the log book and 3)complete the routine with the other participants to help break the record. The first 100 adults and 100 youth (17 and under) to sign the log book will receive one free admission to King TUT. Everyone who complete all three steps in the registration process will get one free AGO’s admission to the permanent collection.

    Also, one winner will be drawn from all those who’ve registered and opted in to enter the King Tut Weekend prize.

    See you on the 28th of Feb.

  15. Tammy says:

    There are free passes to the AGO and other museums in Toronto available at your very own neighbourhood library! Visit http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca or specifically, http://programs.torontopubliclibrary.ca/listings/map/ for more details.

  16. Tammy says:

    There are free passes to the AGO and other museums in Toronto available at your very own neighbourhood library! Visit http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca or specifically, http://programs.torontopubliclibrary.ca/listings/map/ for more details.

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