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Anubis says goodbye to Ontario, thanks us for the memories

April 16th, 2010

Allan M's winning entry

Last month the AGO said good bye to Anubis as he made his way to his new home in New York City.

Thanks to the good people of Ontario, Anubis now has a full suitcase of clothes and a life time of memories about his time with us in Toronto. Some highlights included: carrying the Olympic torch, playing for the Raptors, getting married at Case Loma and ice fishing in Northern Ontario. He wanted to say a great big thank to everyone for all of their help and he’ll see you in the underworld.

A big congrats to Alan M for winning the King Tut tickets! To see all the entries, visit the Flickr Pool.

The AGO’s King Tut exhibition has been extended to May 2, 2010.

A Warm “Thank You” From Anubis

December 15th, 2009

Anubis is very thankful to the wonderful people who have helped dress him so far this fall and provided him with some incredibly stylish winter ensembles. Over the past few months he has also seen some wonderful places like Niagara Falls, Casa Loma, City Hall and Northern Ontario. He even tried out snowmobiling up in Collingwood (and got some strange looks from local dogsledders)!

While in town he’s also been working part time to get to know in the city – so far he’s been mime, a professional model, A spokesman for the Canadian Olympics, a Godzilla double and local basketball player and is eager to try out some other lines of work.

Anubis’ having trouble finding a dry cleaner do to his unusual size and needs some more outfits. He hopes it wouldn’t be to rude of him to ask you if you could continue to outfit him? He also would love to see more places that you suggest!

So please keep sending in your photos! Everyone who submits a photo will be entered into a draw to win two tickets to see King Tut!

You can submit your picture three ways:

1) Post it to the AGO’s FACEBOOK fan page
2) Post it in the AGO Anubis Flickr pool
3) Email it to AGOMOBILE@ago.net

When you submit your photo, please indicate how you’d like to be credited for your work. And remember by submitting you are giving the AGO permission to display your work on www.ago.net and all other promotional/PR vehicles.

The Anubis Photo Challenge

October 27th, 2009


You might have noticed a visitor on the corner of Dundas Street and McCaul Street who is extremely hard to miss. He is 26 feet tall, weighs 7 tons, his name is Anubis and he’ll be in Toronto on business for the next several months welcoming all visitors to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Canadian exclusive exhibition, King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs.

As with all visitors to Toronto, we want to make sure his stay with us is a great one and help him out in any way we can…and we’ve just found out he really needs help.  Before his arrival at the end of September, Anubis was extremely busy with work (guarding the underworld and weighing the hearts of dead royalty to see if the person deserves an eternal existence) and he forgot all about the climate change between Egypt and Toronto. This oversight has unfortunately resulted in his packing some improper wardrobe items. Currently all he has to wear is a golden mini skirt and it’s getting pretty chilly out. Also, when leaving Egypt, he grabbed his golden staff but forgot to bring his travel guide! Silly Anubis.

How can you help? It’s easy!
Anubis needs help deciding what to wear and where to visit during his stay. We need you to show him some fashionable outfits that would look good on him.  And like to the old saying goes….a picture is worth a 1000 words… so here is what we want you to do!

Download full sized images below

Download Instructions: Windows/PC: Right-click on the desired image and select ‘Save Image As…’ or ‘Save Picture As…’
Macintosh: Hold Ctrl while clicking on the desired image and select ‘Save Image As…’ or ‘Save Image to the Desktop’.

We’ve posted photos of Anubis on this page. Simply download one of the photos and save it to your computer. Then, while you’re at work, home, school or a friends place, using your favourite photo editing software and give Anubis some clothes appropriate for his visit…it can be anything you want!

Alternatively or at the same time, we want you to place Anubis in a typical Canadian setting….to give him an idea of where he should visit….maybe the CN Tower, or skiing on a mountain …it’s up to you! 

You can submit your picture three ways:
1) Post it to our FACEBOOK fan page
2) Post it in the AGO Anubis Flickr pool
3) Email it to AGOMOBILE@ago.net
When you submit your photo, please indicate how you’d like to be credited for your work. And remember by submitting you are giving the AGO permission to display your work on www.ago.net and all other promotional/PR vehicles.

Everyone who submits a photo will be entered into a draw to win two tickets to see King Tut!
Good luck and thanks for helping out Anubis.

Some ideas to get you started: