Lego Tutankhamun and Lego in a museum context with The Brickman

Episode 35,  Nov 25, 2022, 01:09 AM

In this episode of Object Matters, the Brickman, Ryan McNaught joins host Dr Craig Barker to discuss his recent build currently displayed in the Chau Chak Wing Museum, Lego Tutankhamun.
Together they discuss his career as a professional Lego builder, why he has worked with museums, how Lego is enjoyable for fans of all ages, and whether fun models like this have a role within a museum context. They also discuss past builds including Lego Colosseum, The Lego Acropolis and Lego Pompeii which is currently displayed at the Chau Chak Wing Museum as part of the Roman Spectres exhibition. All models have much media attention over the years and have served well as educational resources, but now is a chance to speak to their creator about how he has worked with museums over the years.


Guest: Ryan McNaught, aka The Brickman, is the only professionally certified Lego Builder in Australia. 
Since 2019 Ryan has been the judge on Channel 9's TV series, Lego Masters Australia. Follow Ryan on Instagram and @_TheBrickman on Twitter or visit The Brickman website.

Host: Dr Craig Barker, Head of Public Engagement, Chau Chak Wing Museum and Director, Paphos Theatre Archaeological Excavations. Follow @DrCraig_B on Twitter and Instagram.

Object details: Lego Tutankhamun. A model of the lid of middle coffin found in  Tutankhamun's tomb (KV62) by Howard Carter in 1923. Created by The Brickman in 2022 from 14,534 Lego bricks.