From Egyptology News.
Every two decades also, the Egypt government tours their Tut collection, and every time they claim that it would be the last time since traveling abroad cast potential harm to the antiquities. Early in the organization, the tour was refused by both Metropolitan Museum of Art and Philadelphia Museum because both refused to add additional charge above their regular admission fee. Therefore, the route of King Tut has been mostly in the south such as Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX. The current traveling show is moving to De Young Museum in three weeks.
I had talked with one of the eminent curators in Egyptology before. Surprisingly, such a blockbuster show in the past could hardly bring financial success because of the exorbitant charge from Egypt side. It makes sense that the show will be organized by a for-profit organization. Based on this source, the price would be less than 20 bucks, which is reasonable compared to admission fees of museums. What’s more interesting is that the show will be displayed in the 60,000-square-foot basement of the New York Times’ former building at Times Square. Because New York City is the No.1 tourism city in the US and Time Square is the No.1 tourism spot within the city, it would be hard for such a show to generate a large sum of profits. (Guess what will tourists do if it happens to rain when in mid-town in 2010?)