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Copyright 2015, A.K. Eyma


 
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August 27, 2015
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria, Hungary, Argentina, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Peru, Croatia (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Vatican City, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Mexico, Israel, Qatar, Republic of South Africa Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma Thanks for this week's events information go to: Bob Bianchi [(II) - France (c)]; Bjorn Koopmans [(II) - UK (a), France (c)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - France (c), Italy (j)] ========================================================================== +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS * TBA --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --UK-- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "Egypt: faith after the pharaohs" date: 29 October 2015 – 7 February 2016 Exhibition about religious life in Egypt after 30 BC. info: URL info: English press report at URL "The British Library is to lend one of its greatest treasures, the world’s oldest bible, to the British Museum for an ambitious and groundbreaking exhibition exploring 1,200 years of Christian, Islamic and Jewish faith in Egypt after the pharaohs. The Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world and has only been lent once, in 1990 – also to the British Museum – when both collections shared the same building. (..)" --FRANCE-- [update] c) Institut du Monde Arabe 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris * "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte" [Osiris, Egypt's Sunken Mysteries] date: 8 September 2015 - 31 January 2016 [new] info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL "Three giant Egyptian statues submerged in the Mediterranean for more than a millennium have gone on display at Paris' Arab World Institute.The museum erected the granite monuments Friday as a preview of its exhibition "Osiris: Mysteries of Submerged Egypt," opening Sept. 8. The show features nearly 300 artifacts, most of them discovered in the underwater excavations of French marine archaeologist Frank Goddio. Goddio oversaw the raising of statues of the Egyptian gods Osiris and Isis, and a hulking slab, known as a stele, that sat at the front of a temple. The statues are both nearly 20 feet (6 meters) tall and weigh 4-5 tons each. The stele is also 20 feet tall and weighs nearly 16 tons. The Maritime Museum of Alexandria normally houses the three artifacts. (..)" [new] info: French press reports at URL "Deux colosses égyptiens, issus du fond des mers, annoncent majestueusement depuis hier l'exposition événement qui ouvrira bientôt à l'Institut du monde arabe." Includes a video report [1:04 mins.]: "Colosses d'Egypte : le roi et la reine égyptiens sont érigés devant l'IMA" URL Interview with Franck Goddio. --ITALY-- [update] j) Museo Civico Archeologico Via dell'Archiginnasio, 2 - 40124 Bologna * "Egitto: Splendore Millenario" [Egypt: Splendor of a thousand years] date: 16 October 2015 - 17 July 2016 [new] info: Italian press report at URL "In arrivo dall'Olanda 500 reperti che andranno in mostra all'Archeologico bolognese, tra cui i rilievi di Horemheb. (...)" With a photo of the splendid Maya and Meryt statue. --AUSTRIA-- [update] e) Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien * "Ein ägyptisches Puzzle - Die Restaurierung des Sargdeckels der But-har-chonsu" [An Egyptian puzzle - The resotration of the coffin lid of But-har-chonsu] date: 12 May 2015 - 26 October 2015 [new] info: Spanish press report at URL ---- For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below. ++ (III) PERSONALS AND ADMIN NOTES [As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF. They usually are not in the Website version.] +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE--- * Dr Chris Naunton has been elected President of The International Association of Egyptologists (IAE). * Press report: "Northwestern University finds unusual use of blue pigment in ancient mummy portraits" URL "Mostly untouched for 100 years, 15 Roman-era Egyptian mummy portraits and panel paintings were literally dusted off by scientists and art conservators from Northwestern University and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology as they set out to investigate the materials the painters used nearly 2,000 years ago. What the researchers discovered surprised them, because it was hidden from the naked eye: the ancient artists used the pigment Egyptian blue as material for underdrawings and for modulating color -- a finding never before documented. Because blue has to be manufactured, it typically is reserved for very prominent uses, not hidden under other colors. (..)" -- Another press report [submitted by Bjorn Koopmans]: URL -- Press release by Northwestern University: URL -- The original research article: Monica Ganio, Johanna Salvant, Jane Williams, Lynn Lee, Oliver Cossairt, Marc Walton, "”Investigating the use of Egyptian blue in Roman Egyptian portraits and panels from Tebtunis, Egypt,” in Applied Physics A, "Online First", August 2015. [not for free] URL * Press report: "Oklahoma researchers using new technology to reveal information about ancient mummies" URL "On Thursday, a local hospital received two new patients who haven’t been alive for a long time. St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital is the new home for a pair of mummies. Through modern technology, anthropologists and radiologists hope to discover new information about the persons under the bandages. TuTu, the Egyptian mummy, is 2,400-years-old. Curious researchers hope to find out who is behind the second mummy, an unnamed person from the Roman Era [of Egypt]. Both mummies are displayed in the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art. (..)" With a video of a TV-report, and photo gallery. -- Other press reports: URL With video and photo gallery. URL Read under "Fun Facts" what is already known about the (female) mummy of Tutu. * Press report: "The 5,000-Year Secret History of the Watermelon" URL "(..) Harry Paris, a horticulturalist at the Agricultural Research Organization in Israel, has spent years assembling clues-including ancient Hebrew texts, artifacts in Egyptian tombs, and medieval illustrations-that have enabled him to chronicle the watermelon's astonishing 5,000-year transformation. (..) Paris says the true ancestor of the modern watermelon is indigenous to northeastern Africa: citrullus lanatus var. colocynthoides, known as gurum in Sudan and gurma in Egypt. (..) Seeds, as well as paintings of watermelons, also have been discovered in Egyptian tombs built more than 4,000 years ago, including King Tut's. One tomb painting, in particular, stands out. The watermelon depicted in the image is not round like the wild fruit. Instead, it has the now-familiar oblong shape, suggesting that it was a cultivated variety. (..)" * Press report: "Soudan : L’archéologue suisse Charles Bonnet met à jour dans le nord du Soudan un royaume africain jusqu’alors inconnu." URL About Charles Bonnet and Kerma. [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans, Kat Newkirk, and Bob Bianchi] * Press report: "Grand Egyptian Museum to be managed internationally" URL "Egypt's antiquities minister says the long-planned Grand Egyptian Museum will have an independent, international directorship in an effort to overcome bureaucracy. Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said Tuesday the awaited museum near the Pyramids of Giza will be "independent" from the Egyptian government. (..)" -- Other press reports: URL URL URL URL "(..) "We have a plan for it to have independence and an international board of trustees like the Library of Alexandria." (..)" * Press report: "Big surprise for Egyptian history fans, Special Christmas in Egypt" URL "(..) The Minister of Antiquities said "For the Christmas holiday season, photography with no flash will be allowed in the Egyptian museum in Tahrir for all visitors starting from 1st of December 2015 till 7th of January 2016." (..)" * Press report: "Three found dead digging for artifacts in Monufiya" URL "Three men were found dead in Monufiya, north of Cairo, on Tuesday after they tried to excavate for ancient artifacts. The province’s security directorate said the well, dug by the three brothers, was inside a garage. (..) The incident comes a few days after four others were found missing and later dead after searching for possible treasure inside their home in Fayoum." [Next five items submitted by Bjorn Koopmans] * Press report: "Tutankhamen tomb closes for renovation Oct1" URL "The tomb of Tutankhamun will be closed for renovation starting from Oct. 1, Director of Upper Egypt Antiquities Department Sultan Eid told Youm7. “The Pharaoh’s mummy will be carefully preserved in a temporary glass display case to be placed in the tomb’s antechamber in order not to be damaged during the restoration work set to be carried out in the burial chamber,” Eid said. (..)" * Press report: "Mummy of boy king Tutankhamun to remain in Valley of the Kings" URL "After much debate, the decision has been reached not to move the mummy of the boy king Tutankhamun to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The mummy will remain in the Valley of the Kings on the Nile's west bank near Luxor. Antiquities minister Mamdouh Eldamaty told Ahram Online that after technical discussions and a prolonged study the ministry has decided to keep the mummy inside the tomb, not in its current location at the tomb's entrance hall, but in a side chamber. This chamber, Eldamaty explained, will be restored by the Getty Foundation, and a new lighting set-up will lend a mysterious atmosphere to the mummy's new home. The mummy, he continued, will have a sophisticated showcase equipped with state of the art preservation devices. "Putting the mummy back inside its original sarcophagus is off the cards," said Eldamaty. He said that the atmosphere inside the sarcophagus is no longer suitable, and that it would make the mummy's periodic examination too complicated. "The lid is too heavy," he said, before adding that closing the mummy inside its original sarcophagus would prevent the tomb's visitors from being able to see the famous relic." * Press report: "Set of ancient artifacts seized before smuggling at Safaga Port" URL "A collection of ancient statuettes and belongings were seized before their smuggling outside the country at Safaga Port on Thursday. The seized relics include three Ushabti statuettes made of Egyptian faience and date back to the Pharaonic era, three wooden statuettes and a limestone bust of a wolf, head of the central department for antiquities at Egyptian ports Ahmed el Rawy said. Also, four wooden masks covered with a layer of colored plaster, a 24-cm wooden stick, a 158-cm-long necklace of small faience pieces and 13 coins from the Graeco-Roman Period were seized, Rawy said." * Press report: "Ancient Egyptian artifacts renovation at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza" URL A photo gallery. * Press report: "Ancient Egyptians Forced Open Mouths During Mummification" URL "Ancient Egyptians were likely to lose some of their front teeth before they could become mummies, says a new research debated at the International Congress of Egyptologists in Florence. (..) Mariam Ayad, associate professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, presented a study on the opening of the mouth ritual as seen in scenes from ancient Egyptian mortuary monuments. But according to mummy expert Frank Rühli, director of the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich, parts of the ceremony actually correspond to a physical and sometime probably rather brutal opening of the deceased’s mouth. (..)" [Next three items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Egitto protagonista a Cortona per Anno della Cultura Egiziana in Italia" URL "In occasione della 53^ edizione della Fiera 'Cortonantiquaria', dedicata quest’anno al mondo dell’antico Egitto, l’Ente del Turismo Egiziano in collaborazione con l’Associazione Culturale Atrapos ha organizzato un Egypt Day a Cortona venerdì 4 settembre. Sarà presente anche l’archeologo egiziano Zahi Hawass, ex ministro delle antichità (...) Il Salone Mediceo di Palazzo Casali ospita la mostra 'Antiche tracce d’Egitto a Cortona', anch’essa organizzata dall’Associazione Atrapos, mentre nelle sale del piano terra si svolge 'CortonaDesign', dedicato ad alcuni influssi d’Egitto sul mondo del design. (..)" * Press report: "Dal 23 al 30 agosto a Firenze l'11^ edizione del convegno internazionale di egittologia" URL "Dal 23 al 30 agosto Firenze sarà la capitale dell’egittologia mondiale ospitando l’undicesima edizione del convegno internazionale di egittologia organizzato dalla Soprintendenza Archeologia della Toscana – Museo Egizio di Firenze, in collaborazione con l’assessorato alla Cooperazione e alle Relazioni internazionali del Comune, l’Università degli Studi di Firenze-Dipartimento SAGAS (Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte e Spettacolo) ed il CAMNES (Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies). Al congresso parteciperanno circa 700 delegati, tra relatori e visitatori, provenienti da oltre 30 paesi di Europa, Asia, Africa, Americhe e Oceania. (..)" * Press report: "New director of the only Polish research institution in Africa and the Middle East" URL "Maintaining the position, initiating transregional and interdisciplinary projects and promoting the achievements and legacy of the Research Station of the Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw in Cairo - these are the priorities of director Dr. Artur Obluski, who has just become head of the institution. The Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW station was established in 1959. Its initiator was Prof. Kazimierz Michalowski, considered the founder of the Polish school of Mediterranean archaeology. Thanks to him, Polish archaeologists carry out research projects in Alexandria, and in the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor. Despite many difficult periods - political changes in both Poland and Egypt - the station has never suspended research activities. (...) The main tasks of the Station include representing Polish archaeologists and conservators in Egypt and to ensuring the smooth progress of Polish archaeological missions in the country. (...) The Station currently coordinates 17 field projects. (...) Dr. Artur Obluski is a graduate of Archaeology at the UW. In his scientific work he focused on the study of the origins of Christianity." * Some items relating to Egyptomania [submitted by Bjorn Koopmans (1) and Michael Tilgner (3)(4)]: -- Press report: "The Egyptian Sun God Ra Shines as a Pitchman for SolarCity" URL The falcon-faced deity gets abused in commercials for alternative energy solutions. -- Press report: "Mad Max: Fury Road, Retold Ancient Egyptian Style" URL Japanese artist Takumi recreated everything from Mad Max: Fury Road in an ancient Egyptian style. -- Press report: "See Ceres' mysterious 'glowing pyramid' in unprecedented detail: Dawn probe captures stunning images of the dwarf planet's varied terrain" URL "The Dawn probe has shed light on a strange 'pyramid' on Ceres, which is estimated to be around four miles high." One of many, many press reports talking of a "pyramid" on Ceres. NASA calls it a "tall, conical mountain" only. Cp. caption of the photograph by NASA: "The Lonely Mountain" URL -- Press report: "'Mumiendrucke' - antik und trotzdem druckfrisch" URL Includes an audio report [7:40 mins.] "Im späten 19. Jahrhundert hat der Düsseldorfer Maler und Karikaturist Carl Maria Seyppel eine Buchreihe verfasst, die so aussieht, als stamme sie aus dem Alten Ägypten. Jetzt wurden die "Mumiendrucke" digitalisiert. (...)" For the digitized volumes, see section (V) below. --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans and Jan Bailey] * More press reports concerning the hypothesis that there could perhaps be some hidden rooms in Tutankhamun's tomb: URL URL With comments by Dr Zahi Hawass. URL With comments by Dr Zahi Hawass. URL "(..) As for what the ministry would do regarding technical issues such as using suitable equipments to check behind King Tut's tomb walls, Dr Mamdouh El Damaty said "We will use the latest radars and if proved there are spaces behind the walls then we will study the best way to get through without damage." " [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans and Bob Bianchi] * Press report: "Could Egypt recover the statue of Sekhemka? URL "Egypt's antiquities minister Mamdouh Eldamaty launched on Saturday a fund raising campaign to re-buy the 4500-year-old ancient Egyptian statue of Sekhemka, which was sold by a UK museum. "I am calling all Egyptians around the world to help Egypt to preserve its ancient Egyptian heritage and to collect the required fund to buy the Sekhemka statue," Eldamaty told reporters at the Ministry of Antiquities premises in Zamalek. He also announced that the ministry has stopped all archeological cooperation and relations with the Northampton Museum that sold the statue last year to make up for its lack of funds. (..)" -- Other press reports: URL URL URL URL "(..) Those who want to donate have to contact the antiquities minister's office in Cairo to hand their donations to officials responsible for the fund-raising campaign, Ahmed said. (..)" -- The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has also launched a national newspaper advertising campaign across some of the UK’s most popular print publications: URL URL -- Meanwhile, Zahi Hawass is to launch on Monday a petition protesting the controversial sale: URL URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entries at the blog (Tumblr) of the Brooklyn Museum: URL -- "[A stone head of the goddess Isis-Fortuna]" (Aug 24) -- "[A wooden cat-shaped vessel holding cat remains]" (Aug 21) * New entry at the blog of Projecte UEMOT: URL -- "El papir egipci més petit del món, es troba a Catalunya ?" (Aug 18) * New entry at the blog of the Egypt Centre, Swansea: URL -- "Professor George Kerferd" (Aug 27) +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * Yasmin El Shazly, Royal Ancestor Worship in Deir el-Medina during the New Kingdom, Abercromby Press, 2015. Hb, 287 pp. ISBN: 978 0 9930920 2 2. £49.95 (exclusive of postage)(orders with URL "A guidebook to the site of Amara West, funded by the Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project. The book seeks to share, in an accessible manner, the latest research on this important site on Egypt’s southern New Kingdom frontier." * Some additions to our collection of the Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du Musée du Caire [With thanks to Alain Dautant!]: URL Namely: -- CG 27631-28000, 32368-32376: C. C. Edgar, Greek Bronzes, Le Caire, 1904. XIX, 99 pp., 18 pls. -- CG 30601-31166: Wilhelm Spiegelberg, Die demotischen Denkmäler I: Die demotischen Inschriften. Leipzig, 1904. 100 pp., 26 pls. [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Digitized books "Mumiendrucke" from the "Digitale Sammlungen" of the University of Bonn: -- For some background info, see this press report: URL "Im späten 19. Jahrhundert hat der Düsseldorfer Maler und Karikaturist Carl Maria Seyppel eine Buchreihe verfasst, die so aussieht, als stamme sie aus dem Alten Ägypten. Jetzt wurden die "Mumiendrucke" digitalisiert. (..)" -- C. M. Seyppel, Schlau, schläuer, am schläusten. Aegyptische Humoreske. Niedergeschrieben und abgemalt 1315 Jahre vor Christi Geburt, Düsseldorf, 1882. - 40 pp., col. ills. - pdf-file (7.8 MB) URL -- C. M. Seyppel, Er sie es. II. aegytische Humoreske. Nach der Natur abgemalt und niedergeschrieben 1302 Jahre vor Christi Geburt, [Düsseldorf], 1883. - 42 pp., col. ills. - pdf-file (9.1 MB) URL -- C. M. Seyppel, Die Plagen. 3. ägyptische Humoreske. Aufgeschrieben und abgemalt bei dem Auszuge der Juden aus Aegypten, Düsseldorf, 1884. - 42 pp., col. ills. - pdf-file (8.5 MB) URL -- C. M. Seyppel, Mein Buch, Düsseldorf, 1885. - 29 pp. - pdf-file (8 MB) URL -- C. M. Seyppel, Sharp, Sharper, Sharpest. A Humorous Tale of Old-Egypt. Penned down and depicted in the year 1315 a. C., Düsseldorf, 1886. - 40 pp., col. ills. - pdf-file (7.4 MB) URL -- C. M. Seyppel, Roi - Reine - Prince. Récit humoristique Égyptien. Peint et écrit d'apres Nature, L'an 1302 avant la naissance de J. C., Düsseldorf, 1886. - 41 pp., col. ills. - pdf-file (8.1 MB) URL -- About these "mummy prints" of the 19th century: Silke Trojahn, "Druckfrische antike Bücher - die Mumiendrucke des Carl Maria Seyppel", in: Bibliotheks-Magazin, vol. 10, no. 29, pp. 50-54 (2015) - pdf-file (whole issue: 6 MB) URL -- See also: Silke Trojahn, "Antike Bücher einmal anders – die Mumiendrucke des Carl Maria Seyppel", in: Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 392-398 (2011) - online, but not for free URL "Carl Maria Seyppel, a German caricaturist, invented and named 'Mumiendrucke' (mummy prints). These books were specially treated to create the illusion that they are ancient books fresh from an excavation. This article investigates their contents and production. (..)" --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- [Submitted by Jan Bailey] * Glen Dash, "What Was the Original Size of the Great Pyramid’s Footprint?", in: Aeragram 16-1, pp. 8-11 URL A brief overview of the work of the Glen Dash Foundation and AERA that undertook a new, comprehensive survey of the base of the Great Pyramid. * New additions to the Propylaeum-DOK repository: -- Peust, Carsten (2012) The stemma of the story of Sinuhe. or: How to use an unrooted phylogenetic tree in textual criticism. In: Lingua Aegyptia, 20 (2012), pp. 209-220 URL -- Peust, Carsten (2006) Die Konjugation der Verben rh „wissen" und hm „nicht wissen" im Älteren Ägyptisch. In: Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur, 35 (2006), pp. 219-243 URL -- Peust, Carsten (2007) Zur Bedeutung und Etymologie von nzw "König". In: Göttinger Miszellen, 213 (2007), pp. 59-62 URL -- Peust, Carsten (2010) Zur Aussprache des Beta im Koptischen. Evidenz aus der Toponymie. In: Lingua Aegyptia, 18 (2010), pp. 209-215 URL -- Peust, Carsten (2008) Wie fokussiert man im Ägyptischen ein direktes Objekt? In: Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, 135 (2008), pp. 78-87 URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- * NINO Publications Summer Sale 2015: URL Some titles at 20% to 40% discount between 15 August and 15 September 2015. +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list.] * (&) Job openings at the Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften, Altertumswissenschaften, Ägyptologisches Seminar: 2 positions - Research Assistant (1/2-part time job) (..) Work on the project Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic (DDGLC) (..) Applicants should have a degree (B.A. hons. or M.A.) in Classical Studies, Coptology, Early Christian Studies, Egyptology, Linguistics, or related disciplines. Good skills in Coptic and a sound knowledge of Greek are preconditions. (..) The posts, which are fixed term contracts, are available from 1 November 2015 until 31 October 2018. (..) Applications deadline: September 14th, 2015 URL *(&) The Graduate School "Distant Worlds: Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies" (Munich/Germany) invites applications for graduate positions as well as PostDoc positions (various topics and disciplines) starting in November 2015 for 2(+1) years each (deadline Sept 6, 2015). Topics: 1. Constructions of norms 2. Constructions of elites 3. Constructions of the "beautiful" 4. Organisation of coexistence 5. Organisation of exchange 6. Organisation of dealing with dissent 7. Organisation of memory and forgetting Info: URL * (&) The Department of History at Missouri State University invites applications for a 3/4 one year renewable instructor to teach upper level courses in the Ancient Near East and the first half of the World HistorySurvey. The candidate must be able to teach upper level courses in Ancient Egypt and the Near East. The appointment will begin on August 10, 2015. Applicants must be ABD or hold a Ph.D. in history or a related field. (..) Priority will be given to applications submitted by July 24th, 2015. (..)" URL URL * (&) Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen Beim Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies (IANES), Abteilung für Ägyptologie, ist zum 1.10.2015 die Stelle einer/s Akademischen Mitarbeiters/Mitarbeiterin (Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L) im Umfang von 50% zunächst befristet auf 3 Jahre zu besetzen. Zu den Dienstaufgaben des Stelleninhabers/der Stelleninhaberin gehören die Abhaltung von Lehrveranstaltungen und die kuratorische Betreuung der Sammlung. Einstellungs- voraussetzung ist ein abgeschlossenes Studium im Fach Ägyptologie. (..) Deadline: 8. Juli 2015 (#) * (&) American Journal of Archaeology Editor-in-Chief Position Open For a three-year term beginning in November 2015. (..) Review of application materials begins August 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. (#) * (&) The Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo is looking for a Universitair docent egyptoloog/archeoloog/adjunct-directeur Deadline for applications is 12 June 2015. URL * (&) The Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, is seeking a Departmental Lecturer - Egyptology. This is a fixed-term post for 3 years, to cover a member of staff taking on another role for this period. A graduate degree in Egyptology and having, or being close to completing, a relevant doctorate, is required. The closing date for applications is 19 June 2015. URL URL * (&) The British Museum's Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan are hiring a Project Curator: Egyptian Exhibition to support a major exhibition of Egyptian antiquities (..). The ideal candidate will be educated to MA level (or equivalent) in Egyptology or related subject, with preference for those with knowledge of the Late and Ptolemaic Periods. (..) Closing Date: Tuesday, 19 May 2015. URL * (&) Am Ägyptischen Museum und Papyrussammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz ist ab 1. Oktober 2015 eine Stelle als Wissenschaftliche Museumsassistentin / Wissenschaftlicher Museumsassistent in Fortbildung zu besetzen. Die Fortbildungsdauer ist auf zwei Jahre befristet. (..) Das Fortbildungsangebot richtet sich an Absolventinnen und Absolventen eines wissenschaftlichen Hochschulstudiums (Master oder M.A.) im Fach Ägyptologie, die über ausgewiesene EDV-Kenntnisse und gute Sprachkenntnisse in mindestens einer Fremdsprache verfügen. (..) Kennziffer SMB-GD-16-2015 Deadline for applications: 28 May 2015 URL * (&) The Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC) at Northeast Normal University (NENU) in Changchun, Jilin Province, P. R. China, invites applications for a Visiting Professorship in Egyptology, for a Visiting Professorship in Classics, and for a Visiting Professorship in Assyriology. All three appointments will be fixed term from 1st September 2015 through 15th July 2016, with the possibility of an extension for the following year. Deadline for all applications: June 15th, 2015. Info: URL * (&) This summer the Egypt Exploration Society will be taking on an intern to work for 10 weeks (from the 1st June 2015) with the newly digitized Amarna object cards. (..) The deadline for applications is the 4th May 2015. URL * (&) The British Museum's Ancient Egypt and Sudan department are looking for a Project Curator: Amara West to work with the Amara West Research Project, with specific responsibility for documentation, including particular attention to artefacts and archaeology, from the New Kingdom town site. Closing Date: Friday 1st May 2015 12pm Noon info: URL * (&) Beim Ägyptischen Museum und Papyrussammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz ist im Rahmen des Drittmittelprojektes "Localizing 4.000 Years of Cultural History. Texts and Scripts from Elephantine Island"(ERC-Grant) zum 1. Juli 2015 die Stelle einer/eines Wissenschaftlichen Angestellten (Ägyptologin/Ägyptologe) Entgeltgruppe 13 TVöD befristet bis zum 30. Juni 2020 mit 50 % der tariflichvereinbarten regelmäßigen Arbeitszeit (zzt. 19,5 Wochenstunden) zu besetzen. (..) Closing date: 16 April 2015 URL * (&) Beim Ägyptischen Museum und Papyrussammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz ist im Rahmen des Drittmittelprojektes "Localizing 4.000 Years of Cultural History. Texts and Scripts from Elephantine Island“ (ERC-Grant) zum 1. Juli 2015 die Stelle einer/eines Restauratorin / Restaurators für Papyri Entgeltgruppe 9b TVöD befristet bis zum 30. Juni 2020 zu besetzen. (..) Closing date: 23 April 2015 URL * (&) American Journal of Archaeology Editor-in-Chief Position Open. For a three-year term beginning in November 2015. (..) Review of application materials begins August 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. URL * (&) Am Vorderasiatischen Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle einer/eines wissenschaftlichen Angestellten Entgeltgruppe 13 TVöD mit 19,5 Stunden / Woche befristet bis zum 14. Februar 2018 zu besetzen (..), im Rahmen des (..) Verbundprojekts "Illegaler Handel mit Kulturgut in Deutschland. Verfahren zur Erhellung des Dunkelfeldes als Grundlage für Kriminalitätsbekämpfung und prävention (ILLICID)" (..), im Teilbereich "Antike Kulturgüter aus dem östlichen Mittelmeerraum" (AKOM) (..). Anforderung: Abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulschulstudium (Master, Diplom, M.A.) im Fach Ägyptologie oder eines inhaltlich vergleichbaren Studiengangs. (..) Closing date: 24. April 2015 URL * (&) The Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt intends to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in Egyptology for 2015-16, funded by the Institute. (..) The initial appointment is for one year, thereafter renewable (contingent on satisfactory performance) for up to two additional years. A Ph.D. in Egyptology is required (..). Deadline for applications: April 15th, 2015. (#) * (&) The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has posted the following position for summer 2015: Terrace Research Associate in Egyptian Art June-August 2015 Application deadline: April 1, 2015 For details, see URL * (&) The McDonald Institute of Cambridge/UK University invites applications for post-doctoral Anniversary Research Fellowships with closing date on 31 March 2015. URL * (&) Zum 01.10.2015 ist am Lehrstuhl für altägyptische Kulturgeschichte in ptolemäisch-römischer Zeit der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg die Stelle einer wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/ eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters zu besetzen. Einstellungsvoraussetzung ist ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium im Fach Ägyptologie mit Promotion. Bewerbungsschluß ist der 15. April 2015. (#) * (&) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut - Freie Stellen im Bereich Wissenschaft -- Eine wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft an der Abteilung Kairo Aufgabenbereich: organisatorische Betreuung der Transformationsprojekte der Abteilung Kairo -- Eine wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft an der Abteilung Kairo Aufgabenbereich: Erstellung der Planungsgrundlagen zur Erarbeitung eines Ausstellungs-konzepts für die Neugestaltung des Inselmuseums Elephantine. (..) Bewerbungsfrist: 10. März 2015 Info: URL * (&) Die Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim sucht zum 01.07.2015 Eine/n wissenschaftliche/n Volontär / Volontärin für den Sammlungsschwerpunkt Altägyptische Kunst und Kultur. Deadline: 06-03-2015. (#) * (&) Job openings École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris: -- Directeur d'études (DE n° 5187) - Religion de l'Egypte ancienne / Religion of Ancient Egypt (à partir de 1er octobre 2015) Deadline: 10 mars 2015 -- Directeur d'études cumulant (DECU n° 0253) - Religion égyptienne dans les mondes hellénistique et romain / Egyptian Religion in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds (à partir de 1er octobre 2015) Deadline: 10-03-2015 Info: URL * (&) The Department of History & Classics, Swansea University, Wales, has the following job opening: Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in History and Heritage (AC01081) Closing Date: 12-03-2015 Info: URL * (&) The British Museum’s Ancient Egypt and Sudan department are seeking to recruit a Project Curator: Egyptian Exhibition (Lead) for a major exhibition on ancient Egypt, to open in 2016. (..) The ideal candidate will be educated to PhD level in Egyptology (or equivalent) and have experience working to create and deliver exhibitions on ancient Egypt. (..) Closing date: 27th February 2015. URL * (&) California State University, San Bernardino, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Egyptology/ Egyptian Studies. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of Anthropology (including Archaeology), Art (including Art History), or History according to her/his disciplinary focus. (...) Applicant files will be reviewed beginning on March 1, 2015. Position open until filled. info: URL * (&) Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften: Ausschreibung: Prae-doc Stelle für das Projekt Beyond Politics: Material Culture in Second Intermediate Period Egypt and Nubia Wo: Institut für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien Beginn: So bald als möglich, nicht später als Juli 2015 Dauer: 3 Jahre befristet Bewerbungsschluß: 28. Februar 2015 Full info: URL * (&) Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is recruiting a museum curator (cand. mag.,mag.art (MA), Ph. D. or equivalent) with an extensive knowledge of Ancient Egyptian art and archaeology. In addition, the applicant should have a wide knowledge of the cultures of the Ancient Near East. (..) The position is centered on the Glyptotek’s Egyptian collection, but the museum also wants to highlight its modest but exemplary Near Eastern collection. (..) Applications are invited before Friday the 27th of February 2015. (#) * (&) Im neuen Akademievorhaben "Altägyptische Kursivschriften: Digitale Paläographie und systematische Analyse des Hieratischen und der Kursivhieroglyphen" (Projektleitung: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ursula Verhoeven-van Elsbergen, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) sind zum 1. April 2015 drei Stellen für wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen ausgeschrieben. Es handelt sich um eine Stelle an der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz sowie um zwei Stellen an der Technischen Universität Darmstadt: -- Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz: 1 Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiter Ägyptologie URL URL -- Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft der Technischen Universität Darmstadt: 1 Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in Ägyptologie 1 Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in Informationstechnik / Computerphilologie URL URL [for pdf: #] -- Bewerbungsschluss: 31. Januar 2015 -- Project info: URL * (&) Die Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften sucht für das Akademienvorhaben „Strukturen und Transformationen des Wortschatzes der ägyptischen Sprache. Text und Wissenskultur im alten Ägypten“ zum 1. März 2015 eine wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / einen wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter mit der Hälfte der tariflich vereinbarten Arbeitszeit befristet auf zwei Jahre mit der Option auf ein drittes Jahr. (...) Bewerbungsende: 20.01.2015 URL * (&) Am Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) ist zum 01.07.2015 eine Assistentenstelle für zunächst 3 Jahre zu besetzen. (..) Einstellungsvoraussetzungen sind ein sehr gutes Universitätsstudium, eine abgeschlossene Promotion im Fach Ägyptologie sowie Berufspraxis in Forschung und Lehre. (..) Deadline for applications: 15.03.2015. Full info: URL * (&) The University of Memphis Department of Art and the Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology seek an Assistant Professor for a tenure-track position in art history beginning August 2015. (..) Requirements include a doctorate in Egyptology or related field (ABD considered with PhD completed before starting date of August 2015) (..). Review of application materials will commence on January 30, 2015. Full info at URL * (&) Oriental Institute Job Posting: Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Rank of Instructor The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the Oriental Institute's Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference program for the 2015--2017 academic years. This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment. During the first year of the appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize and conduct a two-day conference at the Oriental Institute on key comparatively oriented theoretical or methodological issues in the field of ancient studies (archaeological, text-based, and/or art historical avenues of research). We encourage cross-disciplinary proposals that deal with the ancient Near East (including Egypt) or that compare the Near East with other cultural areas. (..) Deadline for completed applications is Monday, January 12th, 2015. Start date is September 1st, 2015. Full info: URL Job posting number 02374. ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) A postdoctoral fellowship in research group (D-1) Space of Nature: The Exact Sciences of the Cosmos of the Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi, starting October 1, 2015, is now open to applicants who have obtained exemplary results in their doctoral studies in History of Science, Classics, Assyriology, Egyptology, or another branch of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean philology. (..) The successful recipient will pursue an original research project on the history of ancient science (e.g. astronomy, astrology, divination, medicine, mathematics) or its social or institutional context. The research will be conducted as a member of the research group D-1, which focusses on the history of the exact sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean (e.g. Babylonia, Greece, Greco-Roman world, Ptolemaic Egypt) between 500 BCE and 200 CE. Project advisor will be Prof. Dr. Mathieu Ossendrijver (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Philosophie). (..) Applications deadline is August 25, 2015. URL * (&) Verlängerung der Bewerbungsfrist: Auslandsstipendium an der Abteilung Kairo des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts: URL Closing date: 30 June 2015 (was: 15 June 2015) * (&) Information on the Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants offered by the Archaeological Institute of America may be found at URL --CONTESTS-- * (&) Die Stiftung für Ägyptologie --Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte-- schreibt im Jahr 2014 erstmals einen Wettbewerb aus. Ziel der Stiftung ist die Fortführung der Forschungsarbeit des Stifters Prof. Dr. Schafik Allam im Bereich der rechtshistorischen Forschung in der Ägyptologie. Schwerpunkt der Stiftungsförderung ist die Erforschung von Urkunden in ägyptischer Sprache und Schrift (Hieroglyphisch, Hieratisch, Kursivhieratisch, Demotisch und Koptisch). Langfristiges Förderungsziel ist die Finanzierung einer Habilitationsstelle im oben genannten Forschungsbereich. Eine Förderung von Doktoranden und Studenten ist nur im Rahmen dieses Wettbewerbs möglich. Für ein schriftliches Werk wird dieses Jahr ein Preisgeld von EUR 2.000,00 ausgelobt. Teilnehmen kann, wer eine schriftliche Arbeit im oben erwähnten Forschungsbereich in deutscher, englischer oder französischer Sprache verfasst hat und nicht über eine unbefristete Anstellung im Fachbereich Ägyptologie oder einem entsprechenden Institut verfügt. Angenommen werden Dissertationen, Magisterarbeiten, Masterarbeiten und Aufsätze. Eine Publikation ist nicht Voraussetzung. Einreichungsfrist ist der 30.06.2015. Später eingereichte Arbeiten bleiben unberücksichtigt. Die Veröffentlichung darf bei Einreichung nicht älter als ein Jahr sein. Unveröffentlichte Arbeiten unterliegen nicht dieser Frist. Bewerber schicken die Arbeiten bitte per pdf an: email Fragen zum Wettbewerb werden über die oben genannte Email-Adresse beantwortet. Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen. URL --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) HieroEducation - offering online Egyptology courses: URL "(..) We’re offering an Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs to begin with, and will be expanding our portfolio of courses from there. (..) The courses begin Thursday 10th September. The courses are entirely online, and are based around live classes where you can discuss what you’ve learned with your course tutor, and video lectures and other teaching materials (downloadable resources, quizzes and challenges and more) which you can access anytime you like. (..)" Tutor: Dr Joanna Kyffin * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society announce the following classes, in Cairo: -- "Introduction to The Ancient Egyptian Pottery" 5-26 September 2015 URL -- "Archaeological Objects Drawing" 3-24 October 2015 URL -- "The Language of the Pharaohs" 31 October - 5 November 2015 URL -- "Geographic Measuring: Creating Simplified Local Reference for Surveying and Accurate 3D models" 7-11 November 2015 URL -- "The Stars above Egypt" 7-11 November 2015 URL * (&) A series of free, on-line classes in Egyptology are being offered by U. Manchester: URL * (&) The University of Liverpool’s Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, organizes a *free* *online* course that explores four ancient Near-Eastern cultures (incl. Egypt) and how they interacted with each other: "Superpowers of the Ancient World: the Near East" Tutor is Dr Glenn Godenho. Four weeks, starting on September 28, 2015. Info: URL Trailer: URL * (&) The Oriental Institute, Chicago, is organizing the course "Egypt in the Greco-Roman and Byzantine Periods" Instructor is Kate Lockhart. Six-weeks, every Saturday from August 1 to September 5, 2015. Costs $175 members; $245 non-members Info: URL * (&) Extension course organized by Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP): Lecture Cycle on Ancient Egypt, taught by prof. Antonio Brancaglion Junior, in São Paulo, classes on Saturdays from September to November 2015 URL * (&) Upcoming course in Northern Spain: CURSO DE VERANO EN LA UNIVERSIDAD MENENDEZ PELAYO LA REVOLUCION DE ATON EN EGIPTO: Antecedentes y consecuencias Del 27 al 29 de Julio del 2015. URL * (&) I'll be teaching the online course "Ancient Egypt: An Introduction" for the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE) from 16th September 2015 - 27th November 2015. It is 10 weeks long, provides an introduction to all aspects of ancient Egypt, and costs £250.00 for Home/EU participants and £295 for non-EU participants. No previous knowledge about ancient Egypt is needed. To learn more and enrol, follow the link: URL * (&) Oriental Institute, Chicago: "Online COurse: Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Beginners" tutor: Dr Foy Scalf dates: April 20 to June 14, 2015 (eight-week course) place: online info: URL * (&) Instituto de Estudios del Antiguo Egipto: "Curso de Iniciación al Egipcio Medio en Sistema Jeroglífico (2º)" tutor: Dr. Francisco J. Martín Valentín dates: April 21, 23, 28, 30; May 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28, 2015 place: Facultad de Ciencias de la Documentación de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Aula 106. C/ Dirección: C/ Santísima Trinidad, 37, 28010 Madrid. info: URL * (&) The Kemet Klub is organizing the following course: "Egyptian Astronomy" tutor: Dr Bernadette Brady dates: April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2015; 7:30-9:00 pm place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR, UK costs: GBP 43.33 info: email * (&) Courses at adult education centre Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT, UK: Tutor: Lucia Gahlin -- "From General to Pharaoh: Horemheb, Tutankhamun's Chosen Heir" Saturday 14 February 2015 URL -- "Egypt's Female Pharaohs" Friday 6 – Sunday 8 March 2015 URL -- "Boats, Chariots & Donkeys: Getting About in Ancient Egypt" Thursday 28 May 2015 URL -- "Ritual & Festival: Life in an Ancient Egyptian Temple" Wednesday 8 July 2015 URL --TRIPS & TOURS-- [Only tours organized by non-profit Egyptological organisations (notably if the proceeds go to public education or site excavation/conservation) will be listed here.] * (&) Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society has revived its plan (now for Spring 2015) to run a study tour to Lower Egypt, to include the Faiyum, Alexandria and the Delta (as far as the sites of Tell el-Maskhuta and Tell Dafna/Defennneh). The costs of the tour include a donation to the Amarna Trust to assist the continuation of work at Amarna. Core Tour Dates : Tuesday April 21st to Monday May 4th 2015 (with Professor Barry Kemp, Dr Rawia Ismail, John Billman) Luxor Extension - Thebes in the First Millennium : Monday 4th May 2015 to Saturday May 9th 2015 (with Dr Elena Pischikova, John Billman, local guide) (#) --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * (&) Giza, Egypt, Archaeological Field Training Program January 3, 2016 - February 4, 2016 led and taught by AERA through the Egyptology program of AUC. Application deadline: May 31, 2015. URL * (&) The Mendes Expedition is offering an Archaeological Field School in Egypt, at Tell er-Rub'a, during Summer 2015 (May 7, 2015 - July 10, 2015). Project Directors: Prof. Donald Redford and Dr. Susan Redford, Penn State University. Application Deadline: January 10, 2015. URL +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- Phoenix, August 30, 2015, 03:00-03:45 and 06:45-07:30; August 30, 2015, 18:30-19:15 "Im Bann der grünen Götter: Die Ärzte der Pharaonen" -- Phoenix, August 30, 2015, 19:15-20:00 "Ausverkauf am Nil: Grabräuber zerstören Ägyptens Weltkultur" -- Phoenix, September 4, 2015, 07:35-07:50 "Schätze der Welt: Gebel Barkal, Sudan - Der heilige Berg der schwarzen Pharaonen" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Video: "Miroslav Bárta: Latest discoveries at Abusir South (Egypt)" [40:16 mins.] URL "Special lecture on the latest discoveries of the Czech Institute of Egyptology at Abusir South, including mortuary complex of the relatives of Princess Sheretnebty, at the conference Profane Landscapes, Sacred Spaces in June 2014 in Prague." -- Cp. video report: "Pharaonic prince's 4,500-year-old tomb found near Cairo" [2:31 mins.] URL With statements by Miroslav Barta, Head of the Czech archaeology team. * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --SOFTWARE-- * TBA --MUSIC & THEATRE-- * TBA --FICTION (NOVELS, GAMES & MOVIES)-- * TBA +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA +++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- a) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date:..., 2014; 3:30pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA costs: $5 for the general public, $3 for museum members, free to ARCE-PA members info: email b) ARCE/New York Chapter * TBA date: ...., 2015; 6:30 p.m. place: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, 23rd Floor Reception (Entrance to 7 Times Square is on Broadway at 42nd Street (next to The Loft). Photo ID is required to enter the building. You will then proceed to the 5th floor Sky Lobby and take the second elevator bank to the 23rd floor reception). costs: free to the public, but advanced R.S.V.P. is required; please reply to email c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * "Conservation of Ancient Egypt's Grand Bath at Karanis", by Dr. Anthony Cagle, University of Washington Organised together with the Middle East Studies Center, Portland State University. date: Thursday, July 30, 2015; 7:30 pm place: Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon costs: free and open to the public info: email d) Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU 15 East 84th Street New York, NY * TBA date: .., 2014; 06:00 PM info: URL e) ARCE/Chicago Chapter URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 5:00pm place: LaSalle Bank Room, the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago costs: free and open to the public info: tel. 773-702-1062. f) North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics * 44th annual meeting of NACAL Keynote speaker this year is Prof. James P. Allen (Brown University). Abstracts of papers are invited before December 1st, 2015. date: February 13-14, 2016 place: The University of Texas, 204 W 21st St., F9400 Austin, TX info: URL info: email g) ARCE/ Northwest Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm - 8:30pm place: Gowen Hall 201, University of Washington, Seattle costs: free and open to the public info: URL URL h) ARCE/Northern Texas Chapter URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start place: Fondren Science Building, Room 123, at the Southern Methodist University campus, 3125 Daniel, Dallas, Texas. costs: free to visitors and members (donations at the door welcome) info: email i) ARCE/New Orleans Area Interest Group (ARCE-NOLA) * TBA date: ..., 2015; 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. place: 305 Dinwiddie Hall, Tulane University (New Orleans, US) info: email; URL j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2:30 p.m. place: Room 110, Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley costs: no charge, donations are welcome. info: email k) ARCE/Washington DC Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 p.m place: Benjamin T. Rome Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC cost: $5.00/person info: URL l) Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036 * "Pyramids, mummies, and Cleopatra", by Dr. Zahi Hawass date: Sunday August 30th, 2015; 1:00 pm info: URL Note here the time is (likely:) wrongly given as 2 pm. URL m) St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church 2100 E. Pleasant Valley Road, Seven Hills, Ohio (a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio) * 25th Annual Egyptian Festival With Egyptian foods, bazaar style booths (with papyrus, jewelry, etc.), entertainment & music, crafts & arts, children activities, and tours of the church (icons). date: August 21-23, 2015 info: URL n) ARCE/New England Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6 p.m. place: Boston University Stone Science Building, Room B50. 675 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 costs: free and open to the public info: URL o) ARCE / Tennessee Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 p.m. place: View Room (350), University Center, University of Memphis costs: free, and open to the public. info: email p) American Research Center in Egypt / Orange Country Chapter URL * Deir el-Medina Study Day Speakers: Dr. Cédric Gobeil, Dr. Anne-Claire Salmas, and Dr. Eric Wells. date: June 6, 2015; 10:00am - 3:30pm PDT place: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 costs: $25 for Non-Members, $15 for ARCE, EEO, Bowers Members & Students info: email info: URL q) ARCE / Arizona Chapter website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5:30 p.m. place: University of Arizona Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd. Tucson, Arizona costs: free and open to all info: URL URL r) Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt * TBA date: .., 2014; 12-1 place: Room 208, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8298 info: URL s) - t) - v) Egypt Exploration Organization of Southern California 10535 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5 p.m. info: URL u) American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) URL * ARCE 67th Annual Meeting 2016 date: April 15-17, 2016 place: the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * "When in Egypt, Walk like a Roman: funerary identity in Roman Egypt", by Dr. Steven B. Shubert (Independent researcher) date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2014; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: email URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) Egyptian Embassy, London, Education & Culture Bureau 4 Chesterfield Gardens, London W1. tel: 020 7491 7720; email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:45 pm b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18.30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: free, non-members welcome info: email URL ---Friends of the Petrie Museum--- URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 18:30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: free, guests are most welcome. info: email * "The birth of the International Age: excavation at a Middle Bronze Age Palace at Tel Kabri" and "1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed", by Prof. Eric H. Cline date: Saturday 6th June 2015; 2-5pm place: Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building UCL, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT costs: tickets £20 for PMF / PEF members, £25 for other guests, £10 for full-time students info: URL c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * Study Day: "Shifting sands at Saqqara" date: Saturday 11th July 2015; 9:30 am - 5:00 pm place: The Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG info: programme at URL * TBA date: ..... 2014; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm place: EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG costs: members GBP 10 (students GBP 5), non-members GBP 12 (students GBP 6) info: URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 costs: free for members of the ESB and the University, £2.00 for non-members info: email e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * "Ancient Egyptian Board Games: Ideas Old and New", by Dr Irving Finkel (British Museum) date: Saturday 20 June 2015; doors open 1.30 p.m. for a 2 p.m. start place: Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: GBP 3.0 members, GBP 6.0 non-members info: email * "Gifts of the Nile: Water plants in ancient Egyptian culture", by Hilary Wilson (SAES Chairman) date: Saturday 18 July 2015; doors open 1.30 p.m. for a 2 p.m. start place: Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: GBP 3.0 members, GBP 6.0 non-members info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Wales, Swansea * "Presenting Ancient Egypt: The Creation of the Secret Egypt Exhibition", by Chris Kirby date: Wednesday 16th September 2015; 7.00pm place: 'Fulton House 2' Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, £3.00 non-members info: phone 01792 295960 g) British Museum * Annual Egyptological colloquium: "Abydos: the sacred land at the western horizon" date: 9 - 10 July 2015 place: BP Lecture Theatre. British Museum, London costs: tickets £50, Members/Concessions £30 info: programme at URL * The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology 2015: "At the gate of the ancestors: saint cults and the politics of the past at Abydos", by Janet Richards (University of Michigan, USA) date: Friday 10 July 2015; 18.00 costs: £25, concessions £20 place: BP Lecture Theatre h) Ancient Egyptian Language and Texts: UK Workshops (AELT UK) * Conference: AELT 7 date: Friday 30 October 2015 place: University of Glasgow info: URL i) - j) - k) The British Association of Near Eastern Archaeologists URL * The 2016 BANEA Conference: "Land, Sea and Sky in the Near East, from the earliest human occupation to the twenty-first century" Deadline for panels/workshops is 30th June 2015, deadline for individual papers is 31st October 2015. date: 6-8 January 2016. place: The School of Archaeology History, and Anthropology and the School of Classics, Lampeter (University of Wales Trinity Saint David) info: URL ---BANEA South-East/The London Centre for the Ancient Near East--- URL * TBA date: .., 2014: 18.00 place: Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, London WC1. info: email l) Essex Egyptology Group * TBA date: ..., 2014; 3pm place: Spring Lodge Community Centre, Witham, Essex info: email m) Leicestershire Ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 1:30 for a 2pm start place: Lord Mayors Room, New Walk Museum, Leicester info: email n) - o) - p) Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project 2K * Conference: "Demon Things: Ancient Egyptian Manifestations of Liminal Entities" date: 21-24 March 2016 place: Swansea University and The Egypt Centre, Wales info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL The call for papers is open now until May 1 [was: March 1], 2015. q) - r) - s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2015; 19:30 - 21:00 place: New King's 10, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3FX costs: free info: mail info: URL * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JBA costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) info: abstract at URL u) University of Manchester * Conference: "From Mummies to Microchips: celebrating online Egyptology at Manchester" date: 23-24 July 2015 costs: £50.00; open to all info: programme at URL * Two-day event: “From Mummies to Microchips” Speakers to include Professor Rosalie David, Dr Joyce Tyldesley, Dr Glenn Godenho, Dr Campbell Price, Dr Roland Enmarch, Dr Steven Snape, Dr Ashley Cooke date: Thursday 23 and Friday 24 July 2015 place: Michael Smith Lecture Theatre, Manchester University costs: variable, depending on package selected info: programme at URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 15:00 place: Leemanszaal, National Museum of Antiquities (RMO), Rapenburg 28, Leiden. info: email b) Friends of Saqqara * Saqqara-dag date: 13 June 2015 place: Lipsius-gebouw, Universiteit Leiden costs: members free, guests EUR 10 info: URL info: programme at URL c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * TBA date: ...; 15:00 place: Leemanszaal, RMO, Leiden info: URL e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) University of Bonn Egyptological Department Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn * Int. Conference: "Egyptian and Jewish Magic in Antiquity: Contexts, Contacts, Continuities and Comparisons" date: 6th-9th July 2015 info: URL info: the programme is now available at URL b) International Committee for Egyptology in the International Council of Museums * CIPEG Annual Meeting: "From Historism to the Multimedia Age - Content – Concept – Design of Egyptian Museums and Collections" date: 1-4 September 2015 place: Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, München info: Call for Papers at URL info: the programme is now available at URL c) The Institute of Egyptology and Coptology and the Research Centre ‘Old Sudan’ of the University of Münster * "Archaeological Bayuda Conference" First International Conference on the Archaeology of the Bayuda Desert in Sudan. date: 10-12 September 2015 place: Lecture Building of the Cluster of Excellence Religion and Politics at the WWU Münster, Johannisstr. 4, 48143 Münster costs: free and open to the public; please RSVP at email info: URL info: most recent preliminary program as pdf-file at URL d) Freundeskreis Ägyptologie e.V.: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:30 place: Philosophicum, Hörsaal P 1, Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz e) Universität Leipzig * Seminar & Workshop: "Altertumswissenschaften in a Digital Age: Egyptology, Papyrology and Beyond" Abstracts of papers are invited before September 15, 2015. date 4-6 November 2015 place: Felix-Klein-Hörsaal, Paulinum, Augustusplatz 10, 4th Floor, Leipzig info: URL f) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA date: ..., 2014, 6:30 pm place: Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, room: 121 g) Münchner Arbeitskreis "Junge Aegyptologie" (MAJA) URL * TBA h) Institut für Ägyptologie und Altorientalistik Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, D 55099 Mainz * TBA i) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:30 costs: EUR 2,50 / 2; Mitglieder des Fördervereins have free entry. info: URL j) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA k) Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie Universität zu Köln Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Köln * TBA l) Uschebtie e.V. Der Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Seminars für Ägyptologie der Universität Köln URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 19:30 Uhr place: Hörsaalgebaäude, Hörsaal D, Universität Köln info: email m) Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH) * Symposium: “The Ramesside Period in Egypt: Studies into Cultural and Historical Processes of the 19th and 20th Dynasties” date: 5-7 June 2015 place: IWH, Hauptstraße 242, 69117 Heidelberg costs: registration before 30 April 2015 info: URL info: programme at URL n) Förderverein für Ägyptologie und Koptische Studien e.V. Hiddestorfer Str. 3, 30952 Ronnenberg URL * "Tage der Ägyptologie 2015: "Ägypten - Auf der Suche nach den verlorenen Schätzen" date: 24-26 July 2015 place: Koptisch-Orthodoxes Kloster der Jungfrau Maria und des Heiligen Mauritius, Propstreistraße 1a, 37671 Höxter costs: EUR 89 (members EUR 49) info: flyer (PDF) at URL info: programme at URL o) Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin, and the Excellence Cluster Topoi, Berlin * Conference: "Crossroads: Whence and Whither? - Egyptian-Coptic Linguistics in Comparative Perspectives" Abstracts of papers are invited before October 25, 2015. date: February 17-20, 2016. place: HU Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin info: Call for Papers at URL p) Ägyptisches Museum "Georg Steindorff" der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig * "Auaris und Pi-Ramesse: Treffpunkt der Welt", by Lutz Popko date: 6 August 2015; 18:15 place: Hörsaal 8, Hörsaalgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, Leipzig info: email * "Alte Tanis: Metropole aus dem Nichts", by Marc Brose date: 3 September 2015; 18:15 place: Aula der Alten Nikolaischule, 2. OG, Nikolaikirchhof 2, 04109 Leipzig info: email --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * TBA b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * TBA date: .. 2014; 6:00 pm place: EES Cairo Office, 192 El Nil Street- Agouza -Cairo info: email info: URL c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * TBA date: ... 2015; 18h00 info: URL d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2015; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) The t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology * TBA date: ... 2015; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 6:00 pm. place: Ministry of State for Antiquities of Egypt, Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, 3 Adel Abou Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo info: email g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 18:00 - 20:00 h) Writing and Scripts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina 21526 El Chatby, Alexandria * TBA date: ... 2014; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2014; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email --ITALY-- a) International Association of Egyptologists * 11th International Congress of Egyptologists date: August 23–30, 2015 place: Egyptian Museum of Florence, info: URL info: URL info: 2nd Circular - URL info: Paper and Poster Abstracts (non-final version of May 30) at URL info: the Program (July 1 version), Paper & Poster Abstracts (July 1 version) and 3rd Circular are now on-line at URL URL info: the ICE XI Posters are now on-line at URL b) - c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2014; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) Associazione Culturale "MUMMY PROJECT" URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:00 place: Libreria Labirinto, via Benvenuto Sangiorgio, 4, Casale Monferrato info: email --FRANCE-- a) Rencontres Egyptologiques de Strasbourg website * TBA date: ... 2014; 18h45 place: Maison des Associations, 1A place des Orphelins 67000 Strasbourg costs: non-members EUR 6 (students EUR 3) info: email b) l'Association Égyptologique du Gard URL * TBA date: ...2014; 20:00 place: Centre Pablo Néruda, 30000 Nîmes costs: free --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA b) Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba Doctor Esquerdo, 16 - 6º derecha, Madrid 28028 * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:00 place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Pso. habana, 40), Madrid costs: free, but reservation is advisable info: URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) Rundle Foundation of Egyptian Archaeology The Australian Centre for Egyptology Macquarie University, North Ryde, New South Wales * Annual Conference: "Where Re meets Osiris - News from the Valley of the Kings" Guest speakers will be Prof Kent Weeks (director of The Theban Mapping Project and Valley of the Kings KV5 project) and Dr Susanne Bickel (director University of Basel Kings' Valley Project). date: Saturday 8th August 2015; 10 am place: Auditorium, Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club, 117 Ryedale Road, West Ryde, NSW costs: members $A75, non-members $A85, students/pensioners $A50 info: URL b)- c) WEA Centre 223 Angas Street, Adelaide SA 5000 URL * "Discoveries in the Valley of the Kings: The Tomb of the Sons of Ramesses 11", by Prof Kent Weeks (American University in Cairo and Director Theban Mapping Project) date: Tuesday 11th August 2015; 7pm-10pm place: WEA Centre, 223 Angas Street, Adelaide, Sth Australia costs: A$45 * "New Non-Royal Tombs in the Valley of the Kings: Recent discovery of the tomb of Nehemes-Bastet and the tomb of New Kingdom Princesses", by Prof Dr Susanne Bickel (Basel University and Uni Basel King's Valley Project) date: Wednesday 12th August, 2105; 7pm-10pm place: WEA Centre, 223 Angas Street, Adelaide, Sth Australia costs: A$45 --DENMARK-- a) - --SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ...2014; 18:30 place: Hörsaal KO2 F 150, Universität Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich costs: open for members, students, and the general public. info: email b) Universität Basel: Ägyptologie * Workshop: “PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: Framework, Means, and Impact of Mobility across the East Mediterranean Region in the 8th to 6th c. BCE” Call for Papers: we cordially invite proposals from junior as well as senior researchers; deadline is 15 March 2015. date: 3-6 August 2015 place: Landgut Castelen (near CH-Basel), Römerstiftung Dr. René Clavel, Giebenacherstrasse 9, 4302 Augst BL, Switzerland info: URL c) l’Université de Fribourg * Colloquium: "Les insectes en Egypte ancienne: de l'effroi à la vénération" date: 10 - 11 September 2015 place: Site MIS 04 / Salle salle Jaeggi, Avenue de l'Europe 20, 1700 Fribourg info: URL --LUXEMBOURG-- a) Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art Marché-aux-Poissons, L- 2345 Luxembourg URL * "Die Verlängerung der Ewigkeit - Restaurierung von Mumien und Grabausstattung", by Jens Klocke date: 18 June 2015; 18:00 * "Profanations, malédictions et châtiments : La momie égyptienne au cinéma", by Paul Lesch date: 17 September 2015; 18:00 * "Mumien - Archive des Lebens und ihre Erforschung". by Wilfried Rosendahl date: 22 October 2015; 18:00 * "Götter und Pharaonen", by Heidi Köpp-Junk date: 19 November 2015; 18:00 * "Cold Case Ägypten. Das Geheimnis des Luxemburger Mumienkopfes", by Stephanie Zesch date: 3 December 2015; 18:00 --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * 5th International Congress for Young Egyptologists (ICYE) date: 15 – 19 [was: 16 - 20] September 2015 place: Wien info: URL URL info: preliminary programme at URL * "Origins 6: Sixth International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt" Deadline for abstracts of papers is 28th of February 2016. date: September 2017 place: Vienna info: URL b) - c) Institut für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie (OREA) Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna * 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (10ICAANE) Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 June 2015. Egyptian Archaeology is among the focus themes. date: 25–29 April 2016 info: <10icaane@oeaw.ac.at> info: 1st circular at URL info: 3rd circular is now up at URL --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA --ARGENTINA-- a) Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo Oriente (CEHAO) Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:00 costs: free info: email --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts Czech Institute of Egyptology Celetná 20, CZ-110 00 Prague 1 tel.: +420 224491394, fax: +420 224491628 URL * 4th International Conference on Abusir and Saqqara: "Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2015" date: June 22–26, 2015 info: circulars and preliminary programme at URL info: updated programme and abstracts at URL b) National Museum – Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures Betlémské námestí 1, CZ-11000 Prague 1 * 12th International Conference for Meroitic Studies Abstracts of papers are invited before December 31, 2015. date: 5-9 September, 2016. place: The National Museum, Vinohradská 1, 110 00 Praha 1 info: First Circular at URL --POLAND-- a) Pultusk Academy of Humanities 17, Daszynskiego st., 06-100 Pultusk * Third Interdisciplinary Conference: "Thinking Symbols" Abstracts of papers are invited before the 31st of December 2014. date: 30 June 2015 - 2 July 2015 info: email info: URL b) Instytut Archeologii Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Ul. Golebia 11, 31-007 Kraków * 8th Dakhleh Oasis Project Conference: "Archaeology of the Egyptian Western Desert: New Ideas and Concepts" Deadline for online registration and abstract submitting is December 31st 2014. date: 6-10 July 2015 lace: Collegium Witkowskiego Uj, Institute of History, 13 Golebia str., Kraków info: URL info: the programme is now available at URL c) Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture Department of History of Architecture, Art and Technology PL 50-370 Wroclaw, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27 * Conference: "Greco-Roman Cities at the Crossroads of Cultures -“ the 20th Anniversary of Polish-Egyptian Conservation Mission Marina El-Alamein" Abstract submission deadline is 15 June 2015. date: 17-18 September 2015 place: Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw, ul. Bernardynska 5, 50-156 Wroclaw. info: email info: URL d) International Commission of the Later Prehistory of Northeastern Africa (LPNEA) * 10th LPNEA Symposium: "Desert and the Nile. Late Prehistory of the Nile Basin and the Sahara" date: 1-4 July 2015 place: Poznan Archaeological Museum, ul. Wodna 27, 61-781 Poznan costs: EUR 120 (students EUR 90) info: URL The preliminary programme is now available at the site. --PERU-- a) World Mummy Congress * 9th World Congress of Mummy Studies Proposals for panel sessions are invited before 15 September 2015, after which paper proposals will be invited until 15 December 2015. date: 27-30 July 2016 place: Lima, Peru info: email info: URL --CROATIA-- a) University of Zagreb & Archaeological Museum of Zagreb * 7th European Conference of Egyptologists (CECE7): "Egypt 2015: Perpectives of Research” date: 2-7 June 2015 place: The Croatian Institute of History, Opaticka 10, the Upper Town, Zagreb info: programme at URL +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) The Durham Museum 801 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68108 URL * "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" date: May 23, 2015 - September 6, 2015 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix (May 31, 2014 - September 1, 2014) and the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park (September 27, 2014 - April 25, 2015). info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL b) Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University 2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705 URL * "The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light" date: August 27, 2015 - February 12, 2016 info: URL "(..) Eight new galleries will be dedicated to specific collection areas highlighting many of the museum’s masterworks while illustrating a history of human creativity. /The Ancient World/ covers a broad geographical and chronological reach, featuring works from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures. (..)" c) Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY 10028 URL * "Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom" date: October 12, 2015 – January 24, 2016 Exhibition of 230 artefacts that illustrate the changes that took place during the Middle Kingdom. With objects from the MMA and from 37 museums and collections in North America and Europe. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL d) The Harvard Semitic Museum 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 URL * "From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum" date: December 5, 2014 - TBA This exhibition celebrates the vision of the Harvard Semitic Museum's founder, David Gordon Lyon (1852--1935), and tells the story of the museum's nineteenth-century beginning and features Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets, ancient Palestinian pottery, Egyptian funerary art, and ethnographic treasures, along with Lyon's own travel and excavation photographs. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The long-term plan is to have only about 75 percent of the collection in storage, said Peter Der Manuelian. The rest will fill refurbished gallery spaces that will follow a thematic and geographic logic. The third floor is given over to ancient Mesopotamia, the second to Egypt, and the first to revolving exhibits. (..) To celebrate the new look, Manuelian, Greene, and Aja tag-teamed for an inaugural humanities lecture earlier this month. The talk reached into the past to reveal what the future will be, and introduced an exhibit that looks at the refurbished space: “From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum.” (..)" URL "(…) There are three wooden mummy coffins from Egypt, a door jamb from the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak featuring an incised image of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II, and an array of smaller Egyptian objects. (…) Many of the objects in the show, such as a pair of Egyptian coffins — one designed for a woman, the other for a man (probably her husband) — and the limestone canopic jar, used by ancient Egyptians to hold internal body organs, have their own special charisma. (...)" -- Photos: ‘From the Nile to the Euphrates’: URL e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" date: July 24, 2013 - longterm installation The exhibition explores the role of felines in everyday ancient Egyptian life, religion, mythology, and kingship. Among the ca. 30 objects are a gold-gilded statue of a Leonine Goddess from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, a large wooden statue of a cat, a selection of bronze and stone depictions of felines, and furniture and luxury items decorated with feline features. info: URL info: press reports at URL "(..) It will feature some 30 objects from the museum's permanent collection, like a gilded sculpture of a lion-headed goddess from between 770-412 BCE that has never been on public view before since it entered the museum's holdings in 1937. Other fine art felines on view will include a bronze sphinx sculpture of King Sheshenq from between 945-718 BCE, and an adorable-sounding cast bronze sculpture of a mother cat with four kittens nursing from ca. 666-30 BCE. (..)" With photo of a Greco-Roman cat statue. URL [For the statue of mother cat and kittens, see URL ] info: source - URL info: source - URL (PDF) info: press report at URL info: press reports at URL With large photo of the god Tutu as sphinx. URL (NY Times) With several photos of displays. info: press report at URL With photo of "Cat with Kittens" statue. info: press report at URL Interview with curator Yekaterina Barbash, and with some very nice photos of objects. info: press report at URL (FT) info: press report at URL info: English press report at URL f) Staten Island Museum Snug Harbor Campus, Building A 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, New York 10301 URL * Re-opening of the Treasure Box Gallery date: Fall 2015 info: URL "(..) The Treasure Box Gallery displays works from five continents (..) Countries represented include (..) Egypt (..) The oldest piece is an Egyptian funerary statuette of a striding man, dating from the second millennium BCE. (..)" A collection search turns up three items for Egypt: URL g) Kelsey Museum of Archaeology 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390 * “Passionate Curiosities: Collecting in Egypt & the Near East, 1880s–1950s” date: August 28, 2015 – November 29, 2015 Exhibition that features the notables who forged the Egyptian and Near Eastern collections of the Kelsey Museum between the 1880s and the 1950s, and some of the artefcats they collected. info: URL h) Grand Rapids Public Museum 272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 URL * "Egypt: Be Curious" date: March 21, 2015 - TBA The exhibition includes artifacts donated by Grand Rapids-area residents that were collected from Egypt, including a mummy (Nakhte-Bastet-Iru), jewellery, funerary masks and statuettes. info: English press report at URL URL URL "(..) The museum's exhibition includes recent reconstructions of Nakhte-Bastet-Iru's skull and face to show what the well-to-do Egyptian woman would have looked like prior to her death in 800 BCE. (..)" With an 8 image slideshow. info: English press report at URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: May 16, 2015 - January 31, 2016 The travelling exhibition with more than 1,000 reproductions of artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Earlier at Kansas City’s Union Station (April 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014) and San Diego Natural History Museum (October 11, 2014 - April 26, 2015). info: URL info: URL info: English press report (with slideshow) at URL info: English press report at URL Tickets will go on sale to the general public Monday, March 30. "(..) A preview party called "A Night on the Nile" will feature entertainment, food and the premiere of Founders Untombed Ale on Friday, May 15, from 6-10 p.m. The new brew is described as a "sweet, thick-bodied, low ABV ancient Egyptian beer interpreted in a Founders way." It is blood red in color and brewed with wheat and toasted biscuit malt. Because hops did not exist in ancient Egypt, Founders brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki used herbs and spices along with dates and honey in the recipe. (..)" For the event, see URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL Interview with Dr David Silverman. i) Oriental Institute Museum 1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637 * "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" date: August 28, 2014 - ongoing [was: August 30, 2015] A revised exhibit of the original show "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" (August 20, 2013 - February 23, 2014), with photographic portraits, explores how cultural achievements of the ancient Middle East have created or contributed to much of modern life. info: URL j) National Geographic Museum 1145 17th Street, NW (17th and M), Washington, DC 20036 * “Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology” date: May 14, 2015 – January 3, 2016 info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL k) Orlando Science Center 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803 URL * “Mummies of the World” date: June 13, 2015 - November 29, 2015 The travelling exhibition "Mummies of the World", with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 95 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. Most recently it was at the Maryland Science Center (September 28, 2013 - January 20, 2014), the Buffalo Museum of Science (April 12, 2014 - September 21, 2014). and the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal (November 26, 2014 - April 26, 2015). info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: press report (with photos) at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) So far, 1.4 million people have seen the exhibition (..)" With video of a TV-report. info: Spanish press report at URL With video of English TV report. info: English press reports at URL URL URL l) University Museum, San Francisco State University c/o Museum Studies Program, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 * Re-opening of the Museum of Ancient Civilizations (incl. the Sutro Egyptian collection) date: November 2015 [was: Fall 2015] - ongoing info: URL info: press reports at URL "The Sutro Egyptian and Treganza collection will be moved as part of the University Museum’s relocation into the Fine Arts building next semester for specialized care and greater student accessibility. (..) The Museum Studies gallery is [currently] located on the fifth floor of the Humanities building which, according to Museum Studies Professor and Director Edward Luby, has been inaccessible to students and local families who want to visit the museum. (..)" URL "The University Museum’s plan to move two collections into the Fine Arts Building this spring have been postponed until fall 2015, allowing artifacts to be temporarily loaned to other museums and galleries until the grand opening. The Treganza and Sutro Egyptian collections were originally scheduled for a spring 2015 move into FA 203. (..) The Sutro Egyptian collection, which is currently housed in the fifth floor of the Humanities Building at the University Museum, has no plans to reopen before the move but a few items will be loaned to the San Francisco International Airport Museum (..)" info: online database of the Sutro Collection of Egyptian Antiquities that includes ca. 700 objects (incl. two intact mummies) - URL m) Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art Visual Arts Center California State University San Bernardino 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 * Re-opening of Ancient Egyptian galleries (now closed for renovations) date: Fall [was: Spring] 2015 - ongoing info: URL n) Freer Gallery of Art Jefferson Dr. and 12th St., SW Washington, DC URL URL * "The Nile and Ancient Egypt" date: December 7, 2013 – January 3, 2016 On view are artifacts from the Freer Gallery's collection that illuminate the important role the Nile and water animals played in ancient Egyptian religion and concepts of the afterlife. info: URL info: press report at URL With some photos of artefacts. info: press reports at URL URL info: press report at URL o) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Avenue of the Arts 465 Hurlington Street, Boston, MA 02115 URL * "Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia" date: 19 July 2014 - 14 May 2017 Exhibition of more than 100 pieces of jewellery from ancient Nubia (1700 BC to 300 AD). info: URL info: English press report at URL With picture gallery. info: English press report at URL "In this exclusive interview, James Blake Wiener of Ancient HistoryEncyclopedia (AHE) speaks to Ms. Denise Doxey, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, about the history, artistry, and splendor of ancient Nubian jewelry. (..)" With several nice photos of Nubian jewelry. p) Staten Island Museum Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Building A 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 URL URL * Opening of the "Treasure Box" galleries date: Fall 2015 [was: Fall 2014] - ongoing Displays highlights of the Staten Island Museum's permanent collections. info: URL info: press release at URL "A collection of archeological treasures from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Italy, and the ancient Americas is to be showcased in a new exhibit at the Staten Island Museum. (..) The bulk of these antiquities once formed part of a private collection of some 2,000 items formed by Scottish natives Francis MacDonald (1825-1878) and his wife, Elizabeth (Eliza) Wallace MacDonald (1825-1911) (..). The most significant group of objects were the over 400 ancient antiquities from Egypt, the Levant, Greece, and Italy. (..) These [new] galleries will be located in the Museum's new, larger facility, due to open in fall 2014 in a landmarked 134-year- old Greek Revival building at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.(..)" info: examples from the collection - URL URL q) - r) Walsh University Birk Center for the Arts, Atrium Gallery Walsh University, 2020 E Maple St, North Canton, OH 44720 URL * “Opening the Tomb of Tutankhamun: Photographs by Harry Burton” date: June 5, 2015 - December 4, 2015 Exhibition with 50 photographs made by Harry Burton during the discovery of KV 62. info: URL info: English press report at URL s) - t) Museum of Contemporary Art 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 URL * “Matthew Barney: River of Fundament” date: September 13 [was: 14], 2015 - January 18, 2016 An exhibition that brings together for the first time, the entire ensemble of Matthew Barney's multipart "River of Fundament" project, comprising the symphonic film of epic length (5 hours) "River of Fundament," large-scale sculptures, drawings, photographs, story boards, and vitrines. The work is inspired by the American author Norman Mailer and his novel, "Ancient Evenings," set in Ancient Egypt from 1290-110 B.C.. This is a modified version of the exhibition that was at the Haus der Kunst, München (16 March 2014 - 17 August 2014) and at the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania (22 November 2014 - 13 April 2015). info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL u) University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 URL * "Inside the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies" date: September 30, 2012 - ongoing Part exhibition, and part working laboratory, a glass-enclosed conservation lab allows you to watch conservators work on a wide array of Egyptian objects. info: URL info: URL info: matching blog at URL info: press reports at URL URL "(..) The archaeology and anthropology museum has identified 30 objects from its 42,000-piece Egyptian collection to be conserved during the evolving project. Many of the lab items have not been exhibited before because of their poor condition, said conservator Molly Gleeson. Among Gleeson's first projects are preserving the mummies of a cat, falcon and ibis. (..) Also undergoing study are hieroglyphic-inscribed slabs of wood that comprised the coffin of an Egyptian named Ahanakht, circa 2000 B.C. Conservation efforts led researchers to discover hidden inscriptions on the seams, said David Silverman, curator-in-charge of the Egyptian section.(..)" URL URL URL URL URL With slideshow. info: press report at URL "(..) The museum owns parts of a burial cloth on display now. It will be replaced by a high-resolution photograph in a few weeks to it won't be damaged by long-term exposure to light. (..)" With video. v) Karpeles Manuscript Museum 21 West Anapamu, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 URL * "Midrash and Miscellany, Contemporary Paintings from Biblical Texts" date: May 1, 2015 - August 30, 2015 Exhibition with contemporary narrative paintings by Brian Shapiro, depicting biblical scenes -- several artifacts of the Karpeles’ permanent collection accompany the paintings (e.g. paintings placed in ancient Egypt share space with Egyptians artifacts). info: URL info: English press report at URL w) The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 URL * Closed for renovation date: July 1, 2012 - 2016 [was: Fall 2015] info: URL x) McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-3200 URL * TBA date: TBA, 2017 Exhibition about the cat in ancient Egypt. info: source - English press report at: URL "(..) She said future displays have been booked years in advance. One that’s sure to draw interest is an Egyptian cats exhibit, set for opening in 2017. The Egyptian exhibit currently on display has a mummified cat and other references to the revered animal. Johnson expects this new upcoming exhibit to be a popular one. (..)" y) - z) - za) - zb) Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007 URL * "Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs" [was: "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife"] date: September 18, 2015 - January 18, 2016 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Will later travel to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and other venues. info: URL info: English press release at URL "(..) Organized by The Field Museum, the exhibition provides a rare and immersive look at their preeminent collection of mummies -- which has never traveled outside of the museum (..). (..) Features over 20 mummies and coffins including one of the oldest mummies in the world, from Pre-Dynastic Egypt to Pre-Incan Peru, alongside archaeological treasures such as sarcophagus fragments, mummified heads and "trophy skulls," stone masks, animal mummies, and pots to bring food and beer into the afterlife. Using modern and non-invasive research techniques, scientists and curators were able to avoid the hazards of unwrapping the fragile specimens to virtually uncover a wealth of new discoveries about the mummy individuals -- each sacred storehouses of natural and cultural information. The exhibition presents these findings through the use of CT scans, 3D printed casts of bones and burial figurines; forensically reconstructed sculptural busts by renowned artist Elisabeth Daynès; and interactive touch tables for digitally unwrapping mummies to explore their interior. (..)" info: source - URL info: URL With exhibition prospectus. zc) Denver Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205 URL * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: Fall 2016 [either February 20, 2016 – September 5, 2016, OR October 8, 2016 – February 5, 2017] Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016). info: source - URL info: URL zd) The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: February 24, 2018 – January 2019 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016) and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Fall 2016). info: URL ze) Milwaukee Public Museum 800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233 URL * "Crossroads of Civilization: Ancient Worlds of the Near East and Mediterranean" [was: Reopening Ancient Galleries] date: March 15, 2015 - ongoing [permanent] info: URL With a The-Making-of video. Among the highlights: a circa-1960s MPM-created scale model of the first courtyard of the Medinet Habu temple of Ramesses III (supplemented with a digital fly-through of inner rooms of the temple), MPM’s two Egyptian mummies, Padi-Heru and Djed-Hor (incl. CT scan imagery), and a life-size recreation of Tutankhamun's chariot (with boy-king and horses). [new] info: English press report at URL "Life-sized recreations of King Tutankhamun and a Persian archer, two Egyptian mummies and interactive explorations of a pharaoh's temple will be unveiled March 15, when the Milwaukee Public Museum opens its first permanent exhibit since Bugs Alive! went on display in 2003. [It] also includes 200 artifacts from the museum's collection (..). The features and layout are designed to document the 5,000 years of interaction between Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and the later cultures of Iran, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Tunisia. The construction, communion, community, communication, commerce and conflict of those cultures over time will be displayed through ancient pottery, coins, jewelry and weapons. (..)" With photo of the life-size replica of Tutankhamun's chariot. info: URL "(..) Exhibits with mummies, Persian warriors and a life-size King Tut driving his chariot are taking form in the back rooms of the Milwaukee Public Museum as craftspeople prepare a new permanent exhibit that will open in 2015. (..)" With slideshow. info: English press reports at URL URL URL --CANADA-- a) - b) Musee de la civilisation 16, rue de la Barricade, Québec G1K 7A6 URL * "Égypte magique" [Egyptian Magic] date: 27 May 2015 - 10 April [was: 3 March] 2016 objects on loan from the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, the Musée du Louvre, Paris, and some other museums. info: URL URL info: French press report at URL "(..) Finalement, on fait place au mysticisme avec Égypte magique, où l'on pourra admirer plus de 250 objets dont les pouvoirs magiques présumés étaient essentiels à la vie des anciens Égyptiens." info: French press report at URL "(..) En tout, 300 pièces constitueront l'exposition organisée par le Rijksmuseum van Oudheden aux Pays-Bas en collaboration avec le Musée de la civilisation. Les trois pièces révélées ce matin, une statue d'Iuty scribe royal, un bateau funéraire et une statue d'Isis d'inspiration grecque proviennent de périodes différentes (..)" With photos of these objects. URL "(...) En plus des quelque 260 objets prêtés par le Rijksmuseum van Oudheden de Leiden, les visiteurs pourront apprécier des artefacts provenant du Louvre, du British Museum et du Museo Egizio de Turin. (..) Si on compte la momie de Nen-Ou-Nef, pièce majeure de la précédente exposition égyptienne, ce sont exactement 309 objets qui seront montrés (..). With photos of some objects. URL "Prêtés par des institutions muséales de renommée internationale, trois objets de grande valeur historique ont été sortis de leur caisse de transport au Musée de la civilisation, mardi." URL "Le Musée de la civilisation a dévoilé mardi trois pièces qui feront partie de l'exposition Égypte magique, bientôt présentée à Québec." Includes a slideshow and a video report [1:39 mins.]. info: French press reports at URL URL With slide-show and video report. info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL "Selon un mythe égyptien, les dieux avaient employé la magie pour créer le monde et conféré des pouvoirs aux hommes pour les aider à survivre. L'exposition du Musée de la civilisation à Québec propose une incursion dans cet univers par l'entremise de certaines pièces des plus importantes collections égyptiennes au monde." - with slideshow URL "Le titre de l’exposition, Égypte magique, réfère à l’orientation qui a été donnée à l’événement. « Souvent, les expositions sur l’Égypte ancienne s’articulent autour des pharaons, de l’immortalité, explique Michel Côté. Cette exposition-ci permet de comprendre la place que représentait la magie dans la vie quotidienne des Égyptiens. »" URL "Le monde magique de l'Égypte ancienne est à l'honneur au Musée de la civilisation, qui présente une exposition réunissant certaines pièces des plus importantes collections égyptiennes au monde." Includes a video report: "Une exposition de haut calibre" [2:40 mins.] info: French press reports at URL "Égypte magique réunit plus de 300 objets couvrant 3000 ans d'histoire. Certains ne font que quelques grammes alors que d'autres pèsent quelques milliers de kilos. L'exposition qui s'ouvre aujourd'hui au Musée de la civilisation s'étend sur environ 1000 mètres carrés. Devant une telle abondance, on s'aperçoit rapidement qu'on n'a pas assez d'yeux pour tout voir. (..)" Includes a slideshow. URL URL URL URL URL "Des statues aux gravures, en passant par les amulettes et les célèbres momies, les quelque 300 objets présentés par le musée faisaient partie des rites auxquels participaient les Égyptiens. «C'est une des plus riches expositions que je n'ai jamais vues, a lancé l'égyptologue Michel Guay. Pour les Égyptiens, le monde réel et le monde mythique se côtoyaient en permanence.» (...)" Includes a small slideshow. info: French press report at URL c) - d) Discovery North Bay Museum 100 Ferguson Street , North Bay, Ontario P1B 1W8 URL * “Fakes and Forgeries: Yesterday and Today” date: 1 July 2015 - 1 December 2015 The travelling Royal Ontario Museum's "Fakes and Forgeries" exhibition, that includes 115 real and fake objects, including ancient Egyptian antiquities. info: URL info: English press report at URL e) Dynamic Earth, Science North 122 Big Nickel Road, Sudbury, ON P3C 5T7 URL * "King Tutankhamun: Treasures from the Pharoah's Tomb" [was: "Tutankhamun - Wonderful Things From The Pharaoh’s Tomb"] date: March 7, 2015 - September 7, 2015 Exhibition with more than 80 replicated artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Also the mummy of the chantress Nefer-Mut, on loan from the ROM, will go on display. info: URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL The mummy of chantress Nefer-Mut goes on display. URL --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * “Egypt’s Sunken Treasures” date: 15 November 2016 - 15 March 2017 The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, of which 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 22 from the Graeco-roman Museum, 31 from Alexandria National museum, 15 from Bibliotheca Alexandrina museum and 207 artefacts from the Sunken monuments department. Will also be at the Arab World Institute in Paris (7 September 2015 - 7 January 2016) and the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016). info: source - press report at URL b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London, Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * “Characters and Collections Exhibition” date: 1 July 2015 – 25 January 2016 The exhibition tells the story of archaeologists who helped excavate the collections in the Petrie Museum, at the occassion of the Museum's one-hundredth anniversary. info: URL URL With Flickr gallery of images from the book and exhibition. c) The Atkinson Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB URL * "Sacred Landscapes of Ancient Egypt" date: April 11, 2015 - August 30, 2015 The exhibition explores the links between the landscape and the objects and buildings that are associated with it. A joint venture between The Atkinson and Dr. Steven Snape, Reader in Egyptian Archaeology at Liverpool University. info: URL info: English press report at URL d) - e) - f) Museum and Art Gallery The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS URL * “Common Treasury” date: 12 May 2015 - 15 November 2015 [prolongation; was: till 21 June 2015] The exhibition addresses the question 'What is the purpose of a public museum?' Also includes some ancient Egyptian artefacts. info: URL info: English press report at URL "(...) Other items dating from this period include the museums’ much-loved Egyptian mummies (..). In this exhibition we see Egyptian artefacts were excavated and donated to the museum in 1904 by the Beni Hasan Excavation Committee funded by the Egyptian Exploration Society, as well as finds from the explorer and flint collector Heyward Walter Seton-Karr. (..)" g) Manchester Museum The University of Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL URL * “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” date: 8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016 [was: October 2015 – March 2016] Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. The exhibition will travel to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (May-August 2016) and World Museum, Liverpool (September 2016-March 2017). info: URL info: URL info: source - URL info: blog report about the preparations for the exhibition - URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press report at URL With several object photos and scans. info: English press reports at URL URL h) Touchstones Rochdale Heritage Gallery Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale, Lancs, OL16 1AQ URL * “Jarred: Ceramics from the collection” date: 23 May 2015 - Spring 2016 Exhibition of ceramics, from 4000BC to the present day, ranging from Ancient Roman and ancient Egyptian pottery to Chinese and English porcelain. info: English press reports at URL URL i) Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB * "Death on the Nile" date: Spring 2016 info: source - URL j) New Walk Museum and Art Gallery 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA URL * "Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth from Myth" date: 16 May 2015 – 27 September 2015 The travelling exhibition with more than 150 objects from the collections of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Birmingham Museums. Most recent venues were Perth Museum and Art Gallery (15 March 2014 - 25 May 2014) and Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (24 January 2015 - 26 April 2015). Next venue will be Weston Park, Museums Sheffield (October 2015 – April 2016). info: source - URL info: English press report at URL k) National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF * Closure of the Ancient Egypt Gallery for redevelopment date: 1 September 2014 - TBA 2018 info: URL l) Wrexham County Borough Museum County Buildings, Regent Street, Wrexham LL11 1RB URL * "Writing for Eternity: Decoding Ancient Egypt" date: 19/20 June 2015 - 5/6 September 2015 This touring exhibition tells the story of 4000 years of writing in Ancient Egypt featuring a range of hieroglyph and cursive writing on a wide range of materials, such as stone, wood, papyrus, linen, parchment, pottery, and metal. Developed in partnership with the British Museum. Besides hieroglyphic scripts also Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Nubian, and cuneiform scripts will be represented. info: URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL With twelve pictures gallery of objects. URL "(..) This exhibition, which will start its tour in Wrexham, is part of the British Museum’s national programme of funded touring exhibitions and loans that showcase the best of the British Museum collections in museums across the UK. (..)" With video. URL info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Nearly 1700 museum-goers have visited the new exhibit since it opened (..)" info: English press report at URL m) Weston Park Museum Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TP URL * "Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth from Myth" date: 17 October 2015 – 10 April 2016 The travelling exhibition with more than 150 objects from the collections of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Birmingham Museums. Most recent venues were/are Perth Museum and Art Gallery (15 March 2014 - 25 May 2014), Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (24 January 2015 - 26 April 2015), and New Walk Museum and Art Gallery (16 May 2015 – 27 Sept 2015). info: URL info: source - URL n) Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NU URL * “Ancient Egypt Rediscovered" [was: "Ancient Egypt"] date: 18 July 2015 - 18 June 2016 [was: 18 July 2015 - 31 October 2015] Exhibition that will explore the death customs and religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptians, alongside their everyday lives. info: URL "(...) Wigan Borough’s spectacular gold mask will be on display for the first time in over 40 years." [The mask seems to be the one depicted here: URL] o) The Old Sunday School Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 6UT URL * "A Different Perspective: A Photographic Exploration of Egyptian Artefacts" date: 6 July 2015 - 3 October 2015 As part of the 'Selling Egypt' project exploring the Egyptian collections of four North West museums, photographer Sara Porter has produced a series of images looking at the objects from a new perspective. info: URL info: English press report at URL p) Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG URL * “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” date: May 2016 - August 2016 Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. Earlier venue is Manchester Museum (8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016). info: source - URL q) World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN URL * “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” date: September 2016 - March 2017 Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. Earlier venues are Manchester Museum (8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (May 2016 - August 2016). info: source - URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Allard Pierson Museum Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam URL * "Het Petrie Perspectief" date: 2016 Looks at how ancient Egyptian objects ended up in Dutch museums, with special attention to the system employed by William Flinders Petrie to distribute artefacts from his excavations accross museums worldwide. info: URL Information about the project. b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * Closure of the Ancient Egyptian Galleries date: 11 May 2015 - October 2016 info: URL URL * "Egypte, land van onsterfelijkheid" date: 18 April 2016 - October 2016 Temporary display in another part of the Museum, with artefacts from the RMO collection, plus loans from other museums. info: URL * Reopening of the Ancient Egyptian Galleries date: October 2016 info: URL c) Museum Volkenkunde Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS Leiden URL * "GRRR... Machtige dieren wereldwijd" [was: Draken en dondervogels] date: 25 June 2015 - 3 January 2016. [was: 26 June 2015 - 1 November 2015] Exhibition about animals in magic and myths of several cultures worldwide, ancient and modern. Among items from cultures worldwide, the exhibition includes 50 objects from the Egyptian collection of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, among which six animal mummies info: URL info: source - URL "(..) Egyptische vogel-, bavianen- en krokodillenmummies mogen daar natuurlijk niet bij ontbreken. (..)" --GERMANY-- a) Lindenau-Museum Gabelentzstraße 5, 04600 Altenburg URL * "Ägypten in Altenburg. Ägyptomanie im 19. Jahrhundert – Unbekannte Schätze aus den Sammlungen" [Egypt in Altenburg. Egyptomania in the 19th century - Unknown treasures from the collections] date: 7 March 2015 - 13 September 2015 [prolongation; was: till 14 June 2015] Exhibition of items from the collection of Bernhard August von Lindenau (1779 - 1854), that includes genuine artefacts, Aegyptiaca, and plaster casts of Egyptian statues, complemented with some loans. info: URL "(..) Die Ausstellung zeigt erstmals diese Kunstwerke, ergänzt durch zwei Gemälde aus dem 19. Jahrhundert. Das monumentale Kairo-Panorama von Friedrich Otto Georgi, einem Teilnehmer an der berühmten Ägyptenexpedition von Richard Lepsius 1842–1846, wird eigens für die Ausstellung mit Hilfe von Spenden restauriert. Die Faszination für Ägypten war noch um 1900 ungebrochen. Dies zeigt ein Album mit Photographien, das ein deutscher Tourist zusammengestellt hat (Leihgabe von H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel Frankfurt am Main)." info: flyer - 2 pp. - pdf-file (0.5 MB) URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Anhand von 80 Objekten, von kleinformatigen Uschebti-Statuetten bis hin zur Gipskopie der berühmten Berliner Nofretete-Büste, geben die Leipziger Kuratorinnen Dr. Zita Ágota Pataki (Kunsthistorikerin) und Alina Grams (Ägyptologin) intime und faszinierende Einblicke in die Lebens- und Glaubenswelt des Alten Ägypten. Ergänzt wird die umfangreiche Ausstellung durch historische Fotografien aus dem Besitz des H. W. Fichter Kunsthandels Frankfurt am Main." info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Jahr für Jahr entdeckt das Lindenau-Museum Altenburg die Schätze seiner Sammlung. In welchem Umfang sich Bernhard August von Lindenau auch für das Land der Pharaonen interessierte, war bisher weitgehend unbekannt. (...) Trotz ihrer Popularität ist Nofretete nie vom Original abgeformt worden. Die 1913 angefertigte Nachbildung für Simon und eine zweite für Kaiser Wilhelm II. wurden von der Bildhauerin Tina Haim-Wentscher (1887-1974) hergestellt, die 1920 ein drittes, exaktes Modell anfertigte. Es ist gewissermaßen die Mutter aller Gipsabdrücke, auch des 1954 vom Lindenau-Museum von der Abgusswerkstatt der Kunstsammlungen Dresden für Altenburg erworbenen Abdrucks. Erst 2008 dann wurde per 3D-Scan berührungsfrei ein neuer exakter Abguss von der Büste genommen." info: German press report at URL "(..) Die Schau hatte innerhalb weniger Wochen mehr als 3000 Besucher. (..)" info: German press report at URL b) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * "Auf dem Weg nach Serabit el Chadim – der Rastplatz von Rod el Air" date: 15 April 2015 - 11 October 2015 Poster exhibition about graffiti, inscriptions and rock art found in Rod el Air, a way station on route to Serabit el-Khadim in Sinaï. info: URL * “Ägyptische Magie neben Kunst und Schrift. Aegyptiaca neben der Arbeit Be-Deuten des Künstlers Olaf Wegewitz” date: 24 June 2015 - 4 October 2015 info: URL info: source - URL URL c) Universität Heidelberg - Universitätsmuseum Grabengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg URL * "Die Rückkehr der Mumie" [The return of the mummy] date: 17 June 2015 - 25 October 2015 The exhibition features the mummy of Hetep-Amun (c. 700 BC), which was returned to the Museum's collection, complemented by CT-scans and funerary objects that illustrate the process of mummification and ancient Egyptian magic, religion and funerary beliefs. info: German press release at URL info: German press report at URL "Eine rund 2.700 Jahre alte Mumie können interessierte Besucherinnen und Besucher bis MOktober 2015 in der Sammlung des Ägyptologischen Instituts der Universität Heidelberg besichtigen: Vom 29. Juli 2015 an werden dort jeden Mittwoch im Rahmen zweier Führungekörperlichen Überreste einer ägyptischen Frau gezeigt, die etwa um 700 vor Christus lebte. (..)" d) Neues Museum Museumsinsel Berlin, Bodestraße, 10178 Berlin URL * “Ägyptens Aufbruch in die Geschichte” date: 18 June 2015 - 16 November 2015 The exhibition illustrates, via 240 artefacts, the development of the Egyptian culture from ca. 500,000 BC until ca. 2,700 BC. info: URL English: URL info: German press release (pdf) at URL e) Martin-Gropius-Bau Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin URL * "Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: 15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016 The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, of which 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 22 from the Graeco-roman Museum, 31 from Alexandria National museum, 15 from Bibliotheca Alexandrina museum and 207 artefacts from the Sunken monuments department. Will also be at the Arab World Institute in Paris (7 September 2015 - 7 January 2016) and at a yet unknown venue in London (15 November 2016 - 15 March 2017). info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL f) Bode Museum Am Kupfergraben, 10117 Berlin URL * "EIN GOTT - Abrahams Erben am Nil. Juden, Christen und Muslime in Ägypten von den Römern bis zum Mittelalter" [One God - Abraham's Legacy on the Nile] date: 2 April 2015 - 13 September 2015 Exhibition with around 300 objects from several international collections, illustrate the heritage in Egypt of the three monotheistic religions. Will later move to the British Museum, London. info: URL info: Catalogue - URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: Gesamte Pressemappe als zip-Daten (0.14 MB) URL info: English press report at URL "Some 300 ancient Egyptian archaeological and religious treasures will go on show (..)" info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: German press report at URL With picture gallery. info: German press report at URL "In Ägypten haben Judentum, Christentum und Islam die längste gemeinsame Tradition. Eine Ausstellung zeigt das friedliche Neben- und Miteinander der drei großen Weltreligionen über mehr als tausend Jahre. (..)" g) Museum Natur und Mensch [previously: Naturmuseum und Ethnologische Sammlung] Gerberau 32, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau URL * "Die Letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Das spätantike Ägypten"] date: end of 2015 [was: 19 July 2014 - 11 January 2015] info: source - URL h) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim URL * "Mumien der Welt" [Mummies of the World] date: 12 February 2016 - 28 August 2016 Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. Earlier in the Drents Museum, Assen (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014, "Mummies - Surviving after Death"), the Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest (1 October 2014 - 17 May 2015, "World of Mummies"), and the Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg (12 June 2015 - 10 January 2016, "Momies - Un rêve d'éternité"). The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Basel, Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. info: URL i) Martin von Wagner-Museum der Universität Würzburg Residenzplatz 2, Tor A, 97070 Würzburg URL * "Augen & Blicke. Das Sehen in der Kunst von Alt-Ägypten bis zur Moderne" date: Autumn/Winter 2015 info: URL "(…) Ein Längsschnitt durch Epochen und Kulturen soll die Besucher aus der Zeit um 3500 v. Chr. bis an die Schwelle der Gegenwart führen, um ihn mit sich wandelnden oder auch konstant bleibenden Erscheinungsformen von Auge und Blick in den verschiedensten Bildmedien zu konfrontieren – anhand von ägyptischen Amuletten und Mumienporträts, etruskischen Aschenurnen, griechischen Vasen, römischen Marmorporträts, romanischer und gotischer Schnitzkunst, Gemälden, Zeichnungen, Kupferstichen und Skulpturen vom 15. bis 20. Jahrhundert. (..)" j) Ökumenisches Verbundkrankenhaus Trier Standort Elisabethkrankenhaus (Vorraum Service Point, neben der Cafeteria) Theobaldstraße 12, 54292 Trier * "Ägypten – Auf dem Nil von Kairo bis Abu Simbel/Assuan" [Egypt - On the Nile from Cairo to Abu Simbel/Assuan] date: 3 July 2015 - 31 October 2015 22 photographs of Christian Willmann from a photographic journey through Egypt are showing scenes of Egypt from past and present. info: German press report at URL k) Gustav-Lübcke-Museum Neue Bahnhofstraße 9, 59065 Hamm URL * Re-Opening of the Ancient Egyptian department date: August 30, 2015 [was: August, 2015] - ongoing info: URL "(..) Den Abschluss und Höhepunkt des Premierenjahres bildet die Wiedereröffnung der ägyptischen Abteilung. Das Gustav- Lübcke-Museum kann mit der größten ägyptischen Sammlung in Westfalen überzeugen und setzt hier ebenfalls einen neuen Schwerpunkt in der Präsentation. Die wertvollen Stücke werden künftig in klimatisierten Räumlichkeiten stehen und sind, atmosphärisch inszeniert, in leicht verständliche Themenbereiche gegliedert -- von den Jenseitsvorstellungen über die Tempelkultur und die Götterwelt bis zum Alltagsleben." info: source - URL " (..) Im Mai 2015 folgt dann die Eröffnung der Abteilungen Archäologie und Angewandte Kunst und im August 2015 der Höhepunkt mit der Abteilung ?Altes Ägypten?, schließlich verfügt das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum über die größte ägyptische Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet." info: press release "Neueröffnung: Gustav-Lübcke-Museum in Hamm präsentiert Ägypten-Sammlung" at URL "Das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum eröffnet neu am 8. März 2015. (...) Das Haus präsentiert zunächst seine neu gestaltete Sammlung zur Stadtgeschichte und der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts. Den Höhepunkt des Jahres bildet die Wiedereröffnung der ägyptischen Abteilung am 30. August 2015. Das Hammer Museum besitzt die größte ägyptische Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet und setzt hier einen neuen Schwerpunkt, der durch neue Dauerleihgaben ergänzt werden kann." info: German press report at URL "Es begann 1886 mit einem 'Mumienverein'. Jetzt ist die Abteilung 'Altes Ägypten' mit der größten ägyptischen Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet das Markenzeichen des Gustav-Lübcke-Museums in Hamm. Es feiert seine Wiedereröffnung in diesem Jahr mit der Neukonzeption sämtlicher Dauerausstellungen. Schluss- und Höhepunkt ist am 30. August die Neupräsentation der Ägyptensammlung. Damit nimmt das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum dann auch seinen Vollbetrieb wieder auf. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Die neue Dauerausstellung Altes Ägypten im Gustav-Lübcke- Museum zeigt sich ab Ende August komplett überarbeitet und mit einem besonderen neuen Highlight – dem 7,5 Tonnen schweren Granitsarkophag des Sechem-ka aus der Zeit zwischen 2350 und 2335 vor Christus. (...)" l) - m) Schloss Meßkirch Schloßstraße 1, 88605 Meßkirch URL * "Vom ägyptischen Totenbuch bis zur Gutenbergbibel" date: 2016 info: source - URL "(..) eine Ausstellung von rund 60 hochwertigen Faksimile- Ausgaben berühmter und seltener Handschriften (..), über die Entwicklung der Buchkultur. (..)" n) - o) - p) Olympiapark München Kleine Olympiahalle Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, 80809 München * "Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 3 April 2015 - 13 September 2015 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. info: URL info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL Incl. an interview with Dr. Zahi Hawass. URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL "Zehn Meter unter der Oberfläche des Olympiaparks haben Wissenschaftler das Grab von Tutanchamun aufgebaut – so wie es vor 3338 Jahren im ägyptischen Tal der Könige angelegt wurde." With photographs URL "Am 4. November 1922 entdeckte Howard Carter das weitgehend unversehrte Grab des Pharaos Tutanchamun. Carter dokumentierte seinen Fund akribisch, sein Grabungsfotograf Harry Burton lieferte gestochen scharfe Bilder. Dieser Sternstunde der Ägyptologie widmet sich nun eine Ausstellung im München – die besonders die denkwürdige Person Howard Carter in den Blick nimmt." Also as audio report [7:38 mins.] URL "(...) Direktorin Sylvia Schoske sieht die Ausstellung Tutanchamun – Sein Grab und die Schätze kritisch: 'Es ist kein Geheimnis, dass ich keine Freundin dieser Replikenausstellung bin.' Trotzdem kann sie der Schau etwas Gutes abgewinnen: 'Allen, die hier ihre Freude an der faszinierenden Kultur des Alten Ägypten entdecken, möchte ich sagen: Besuchen Sie auch unser Museum, das eine der besten Sammlungen ägyptischer Kunst weltweit beherbergt.'" info: German press report at URL "Bereits in den ersten Tagen sahen über 10.000 Besucher die Schau. (...) Wilfried Seipel hat als Ägyptologe und Archäologe diese Ausstellung federführend wissenschaftlich begleitet. Mit ihm sprach Eva Prase. (..)" Interview with Wilfried Seipel. info: German press report at URL "Die Liebe zur altägyptischen Kultur verband Tutanchamuns Entdecker Howard Carter und seinen Finanzier Lord Carnavon. Es ist eine Geschichte zweier Gentlemen, wie sie unterschiedlicher im Charakter und ihrer Herkunft nicht hätten sein können." info: German (Bavarian) press report at URL "Dass eahm koa Lacha auskimmt … Mia sehng an Wagner Markus (34) in der Tutanchamun-Ausstellung in da gloana Olymbbiahalle. Des hoaßt: Vor allm hean man! As Vablüffnde is, dass er im Dialekt durch de Ausstellung führt. Auf Bairisch z Bsuach beim Ägypta-Kini, des head se gspaßig o. Awa: Wenn ma a bissl näha drüwa nochdenggd, is des gor ned so vakehrt. Da Markus, er is studiada Landes- geschichtla und gleichzeiddig Ägyptologe, sogt: 'De Bayern und de oidn Ägypta ham vui gemeinsam. Zum Beispui, dass ma olle as Bier gern meng und dass ma jeweils liawa fia uns bleim.'" Article in Bavarian dialect about guided tours in Bavarian dialect by Egyptologist Markus Wagner. q) Universitätsbibliothek Trier Universitätsring 15, D-54296 Trier * "Ägyptenkunde vor Champollion" [Knowledge about Egypt before Champollion] date: 8 July 2015 - 30 September 2015 On display are books about Egypt by early travellers and Renaissance scientists. info: URL r) Herzogliches Museum Schloss Friedenstein, 99867 Gotha * "Gegossene Götter - Metallhandwerk und Massenproduktion im Alten Ägypten" [Cast gods - metal craft and mass production in Ancient Egypt] date: 16 August 2015 - 15 November 2015 Travelling exhibition that illustrates the ancient Egyptian technology to make bronzes. Organized by the Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn, the Museum August Kestner Hannover, the Ägyptisches Museum der Uni Leipzig, and the Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein Gotha. Earlier at the Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn (23 October 2014 - 8 March 2015). info: URL info: source - URL info: German press reports at URL "(...) Die Kabinettausstellung besticht durch 120 Statuetten aus Bronze und anderen Metallen. (..)" URL "(...) Etwa 140 Objekte sind ausgestellt; spektakulär sind vor allem die zwei bis dreitausend Jahre alten Bronze-Originale. (...) Das Besondere der Schau sei, dass nicht nur spektakuläre, höchst wertvolle Originale gezeigt würden, sondern dass auch die Fülle der Produktion und in einem gesonderten Raum die Rezeptionsgeschichte zu sehen sei." URL "Darin wird der gesamte Prozess veranschaulicht: Wachsfiguren, die durch Hineingießen in negative Gipsvorlagen entstanden. Die Wachsfiguren wurden dann in Ton eingebracht, der Ton anschließend so erhitzt, dass das Wachs hinausfloss. In die Tonform wurde dann das heiße, flüssige Metall gegossen. War es ausgekühlt und damit erstarrt, wurde der Ton drumherum einfach abgeschlagen. Professor Martin Eberle, der Direktor d er Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein, zeigte sich begeistert davon, dass solche Formen erhalten blieben." s) - t) - u) - v) - w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim URL * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos"/ "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum" date: cancelled [was: Spring 2015] info: source - German press report at URL "(..) Im September geht es mit "Die Entstehung der Welt" über Ägyptens Schöpfungsmythos weiter, einer Ausstellung, die in Europa nur in Hildesheim und in Wien gezeigt wird." * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" date: 16 November 2014 - 10 January 2016 [prolongation; was: till 17 May 2015] The exhibition is thematically oriented and will display all aspects of ancient Egyptian art and culture, from the early beginnnings to the Coptic period. Highlights will be the brilliantly illustrated BD of an Amenemhat which is 9 m long and outstanding findings from the Giza necropolis. A reconstruction of the tomb of the mayor of Thebes [Sennefer] will allow the visitor to dip into the exciting world of Egypt. info: URL info: URL With links to pages about spotlighted objects, and with a link to a video. info: source - press report about new exhibitions in 2014: "Von den Wittelsbachern bis Ägypten" URL The description of this exhibition is at the end of the article. info: press report at URL "(..) Die rund 500 Exponate stammen aus der hochkarätigen, dort aber aus Platzgründen nur teilweise gezeigten Sammlung des Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museums Hildesheim, mit dem es seit September einen Kooperationsvertrag gibt. Hinzu kommen einige Privatleihgeber. Bis auf Thomas Liepsner, dessen Schätze ja auf Echtheit untersucht und schon öffentlich vorgestellt wurden, wollen diese Sammler nicht persönlich in Erscheinung treten, heißt es.(..) Die Exponate reichen von aufwendig gestalten Papyri über Särge, Reliefs, Skulpturen und Metallarbeiten bis hin zu Schmuck. Besondere Höhepunkte sind das meisterlich illustrierte, neun Meter lange Totenbuch des Amenemhat, Funde vom Pyramidenfriedhof von Giza sowie die originalgetreue Rekonstruktion der kunstvoll dekorierten Grabkammer des Bürgermeisters von Theben um 1400 v. Chr. " info: German press reports at URL "..) Der erster Spezialtransporter kam aus dem Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim. Unter den Objekten befand sich auch das schwerste Ausstellungsstück der Schau. Ein monumentaler Steinsarkophag, der 5,4 Tonnen auf die Waage bringt. Er ist fast 4500 Jahre alt. Mit Gabelstapler, Spezialkran, und sechs Experten wurde der Sarkophag im Foyer des Museums Weltkulturen D5 platziert." info: German press report at URL "In den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen sind die ersten Vorboten der Ausstellung 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit' angekommen (..)." info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL With a video report [01:19 mins.] URL URL URL URL URL With photo of the replicated tomb chamber. URL With a video report [01:31 mins.] info: German press report at URL With video. info: German press report at URL "(..) Einige der rund 500 Exponate sind zum ersten Mal zu sehen. (..)" info: a German video with a 'teaser' (4 mins.) about the exhibition - URL A German video "Das Totenbuch des Amenemhat" (1 min 47) - URL About the ca. 9 m long Book of the Dead of Amenemhat. info: German press reports at URL URL "(...) ein auch pädagogisch ideal aufbereitetes Kompendium der Kultur des alten Ägypten." info: German press reports at URL URL URL "(..) Die Präsentation erfreut sich anhaltender Begeisterung beim Publikum. Jetzt begrüßten die Verantwortlichen den 25.000. Besucher. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Ritterschlag für die rem-Schau 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit': Altkanzler Dr. Helmut Kohl (84) zeigt sich begeistert von der Schau über das Pharaonen-Reich. (..)" info: press release - URL info: two audio-podcasts with backround info at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press release at URL "Ägypten-Ausstellung knackt 50.000-Besuchermarke." German press report at URL "Die Ausstellung (...) begrüßte heute die 50.000ste Besucherin." info: German press report at URL "Die Mannheimer Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen zählten bisher bereits 75 000 Besucher der Sonderausstellung über altägyptische Kunst und Kultur." info: press releases at URL "Bereits rund 80.000 Besucher haben die Präsentation gesehen. Wegen der großen Nachfrage wird die Ausstellung verlängert und schließt nicht wie ursprünglich geplant am Sonntag ihre Pforten. Noch bis 10. Januar 2016 widmet sie sich der Kultur des Alten Ägyptens." URL "Pünktlich zur Verlängerung bietet die Ausstellung eine weitere Attraktion: Ein Film mit aufwändigen Rekonstruktionen lässt die antike Stadt Alexandria mit ihrer berühmten Bibliothek und ihrem Leuchtturm wiederauferstehen." info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL "Die erfolgreiche Ausstellung Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit in den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim wird verlängert. Bis zum 10. Januar 2016 können sich die Besucher ins Reich der Pharaonen entführen lassen." Includes a video report: "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" [4:07 mins.] URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Passend zur Verlängerung der Ausstellung wartet diese auch mit einer Neuerung auf. Die antike Stadt Alexandria war über 700 Jahre das kulturelle Zentrum der hellenistischen und römischen Welt. In ihrer berühmten Bibliothek wurde das Wissen der Zeit gesammelt und der berühmte Leuchtturm der Stadt, Pharos, zählt zu den sieben Weltwundern. Ein neuer Ausstellungsfilm bietet spektakuläre Rekonstruktionen dieser untergegangenen Welt. (..)" info: German press report at URL --AUSTRIA-- a) TBA, Wien or Leoben * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos" date: cancelled [was: TBA, 2015] The Book of the Faiyum papyrus that was the focus of this exhibition has now become part of another exhibition, "Ägypten - Von Alexander dem Großen bis Kleopatra: Die letzten Pharaonen" at the Kunsthalle Leoben, instead of travelling on its own. info: source - URL "(..) Eine Sensation stellt ein wertvoller Papyrus aus der Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore (USA) dar. Das "Buch vom Fayum" ist eine mythisch-geografische Erzählung über die Entstehung der Welt. Ausführliche Beschreibungen und eine digitale Decodierung ermöglichen ein besseres Verständnis dieses erstmalig in Österreich ausgestellten Objektes. " b) Kunsthalle Leoben Kirchgasse 6; 8700 Leoben URL * "Ägypten: Die letzten Pharaonen - Von Alexander dem Großen bis Kleopatra" [was: "Ägypten - Von Alexander dem Großen bis Kleopatra: Die letzten Pharaonen"] [was: "Kleopatra VII"] date: 24 April 2015 - 1 November 2015 Exhibition of more than 200 objects (on loan from several museum) that illustrate Greco-Roman Egypt. info: URL info: URL "(..) Neben beeindruckenden Leihgaben aus der Eremitage in St. Petersburg, dem Louvre in Paris, dem KHM in Wien, der Glyptothek in Kopenhagen oder der Antikensammlung in Berlin, sollen Modelle (z.B. vom Leuchtturm in Alexandria), Filme (z.B. von den Unterwassergrabungen in den Buchten vor Alexandria) und Animationen das Leben und Wirken dieser historisch ungemein interessanten Persönlichkeiten der Antike dem Besucher eindrucksvoll vergegenwärtigen. Die Ausstellung greift Zusammenhänge der antiken Geschichte auf, die in dieser Form noch nie zuvor gezeigt wurden!" info: German press release at URL "Über 200 Exponate von renommierten Leihgebern aus Europa und den Vereinigten Staaten bieten den Besuchern einen spannenden Streifzug durch die Zeit von Alexander dem Großen bis zur legendären Kleopatra." info: press reports at URL URL "(..) Als Kooperationspartner wird wieder das Reiss-Engelhorn- Museen in Mannheim fungieren, in Leoben werde die Erstpräsentation erfolgen. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Leobens Kleopatra wird gesucht: Anlässlich der großen Ägyptenausstellung in der Kunsthalle Leoben wird eine Kleopatra-Darstellerin gesucht. Diese soll bei verschiedenen Gelegenheiten als 'Werbebotschafterin' für die große Ausstellung fungieren." info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press reports, about the opening, at URL URL URL URL URL "(..) umfasst mehr als 200 Objekte, darunter Statuen, Reliefs, Inschriften (..)" info: German press report at URL Slideshow of the opening ceremony. info: German press report at URL "(..) Der Besucherandrang zur Ägyptenausstellung in der Kunsthalle Leoben ist enorm, die Rückmeldungen sind überaus positiv. (...) 12.000 Besucher sind aber auch der Lohn für intensive Bemühungen um den Gast.(..)" info: German press report at URL "Unter der fachkundigen Führung von Kurator Wilfried Seipel hat eine Gruppe von Ägyptologen der Universität Wien die Ägyptenausstellung in der Kunsthalle Leoben besucht. (...) Kein Wunder, dass sich Seipel die Gelegenheit nicht entgehen ließ und mit einer Gruppe von Ägyptologen der Universität Wien die Ausstellung besuchte. Die Ägyptenexperten zeigten sich von den Exponaten, die aus renommierten internationalen Museen stammen, tief beeindruckt. 'Es ist eine Sensation, dass eine Stadt wie Leoben es schafft, von Museen wie dem Louvre und der Eremitage bedeutende Leihgaben zu bekommen. Das zeugt vom ausgezeichneten Ruf, den Leoben als Ort internationaler Kulturausstellungen inzwischen genießt', meinte eine Ägyptologin." info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL ""Am Mittwoch, dem 22. Juli, besucht Zahi A. Hawass (..), gemeinsam mit seinem langjährigen Freund Wilfried Seipel die derzeit laufende Ägyptenausstellung (...) Bisher haben 23.000 Besucher die Kunsthalle in Leoben besucht. (..)" URL "Das bringt sogar einen der renommiertesten Ägyptologen der Welt zum Staunen – wie Zahi A. Hawass bei seinem Besuch der Ägypten-Ausstellung feststellte. 'Eine Ausstellung in dieser Qualität habe ich sonst nur in großen Städten wie Paris oder Berlin gesehen. Ich war sehr überrascht, dass das auch in Leoben möglich ist', so Hawass. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Die Ausstellung „Ägypten. Die letzten Pharaonen. Von Alexander dem Großen bis Kleopatra“ lockte bisher 27.400 Besucher in die Kunsthalle. (..)" c) Papyrusmuseum Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1010 Wien URL * "Orakelsprüche, Magie und Horoskope. Wie Ägypten in die Zukunft sah" [Oracles, magic and horoscopes. How Egypt was looking into the future] date: 24 June 2015 - 10 January 2016 Exhibition with more than 70 artefacts, with ancient Egyptian, Greek, Coptic and Arabic script, that illustrate the art of fortune telling in Egypt. info: URL Lists some of the objects with detailed description. info: video of a TV report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: German press report at URL d) Panorama Museum Neue Residenz, Zugang Residenzplatz 9, 5010 Salzburg URL * “Kosmoramen von Hubert Sattler – Wüsten und Umkämpfte Stätten” date: 24 January 2015 - 10 January 2016 Paintings of Hubert Sattler (1817-1904), among which the Ruins of Luxor, the Ruins of Karnak, the Memnon Colossi, the Abu Simbel Temple, and the Medinet Habu Temple. info: URL URL With photos. info: German press report at URL e) Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien URL English: URL "Ein ägyptisches Puzzle - Die Restaurierung des Sargdeckels der But-har-chonsu" [An Egyptian puzzle - The resotration of the coffin lid of But-har-chonsu] date: 12 May 2015 - 26 October 2015 The coffin lid of the priestess But-har-chonsu (Thebes, ca. 1000 BC) has been restored between 2011 und 2014; the whole restoration process has been documented for this exhibition. info: URL English: URL info: German press report at URL "Ein 3.000 Jahre alter, ursprünglich völlig desolater Sargdeckel aus dem ägyptischen Theben erstrahlt im Kunsthistorischen Museum Wien (KHM) in neuem Glanz: Der Oberteil des Sarkophages der Priesterin But-har-chonsu wurde in einer Diplomarbeit an der Akademie der bildenden Künste restauriert und ist nun in einer kleinen Sonderausstellung der Ägyptisch-Orientalischen Sammlung erstmals zu bewundern." info: German press report at URL "Die kleine Sonderausstellung 'Ein ägyptisches Puzzle' zeigt einen 3000 Jahre alten Sargdeckel in neuer Pracht – und wie er mühsam renoviert wurde. (...)" f) Mozarthaus Vienna Domgasse 5, A-1010 Wien URL English: URL * "Die Zauberflöte. Eine Oper mit zwei Gesichtern" [”The Magic Flute. An opera with two aspects”] date: 30 January 2015 - 3 January 2016 he exhibition explores the two aspects of Mozart's opera: the realm of Viennese folk theatre with its fairy tales, magic and mechanical operas, and the world of Vienna freemasonry with its fascination for Egyptian mysteries. Curator: Jan Assmann. info: URL info: press release at URL info: German press reports at URL URL g) Naturhistorisches Museum Burgring 7, 1010 Wien URL * "Die Präparierte Welt" date: 15 April 2015 - 4 October 2015 info: URL info: German press report at URL "Präparatoren erhalten Körper seltener Tiere, machen Verborgenes sichtbar und erwecken sogar ausgestorbene Arten zu neuem Leben (..). Das Bestreben des Menschen, Körper im Original zu erhalten lässt sich bis ins Alte Ägypten verfolgen, konsequenterweise ist das älteste Objekt der Ausstellung die Mumie eines Ibis. (..)" --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * "The Archaeological Discoveries at the Eastern Entrance of Suez Canal" [a.k.a. "Discoveries of Egypt's eastern gate"] date: Augus 2, 2015 - TBA An exhibition, as part of the ministry's celebration of the opening of the New Suez Canal, that highlight the history of the area around the Suez Canal and its military importance since the ancient era until modern times. On display will be a collection of artefacts that have been unearthed at ten archaeological sites (incl. Pelusium, Tel Habuwa, Tel Abu Seifi, Tel Kedwa and Tel Al-Heir) and photos showing excavation works at these sites. info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL b) Library of Alexandria * "Selim Hassan: Exceptional Career of a Great Archaeologist" date: 30 September, 2015 - 12 October 2015 Exhibition documenting the great career of the Egyptologist Selim Hassan. info: email c) Ismailia Museum * "Antiquities on the banks of the Suez Canal" date: Augsut 4, 2015 - September 2, 2015 Exhibition of 16 artifacts that were unearthed during both the digging of the Suez Canal in 1859 by a French archaeological mission and the recent excavation work carried out by an Egyptian team. info: English press report at URL Several objects on display are listed. info: English press report at URL --ITALY-- a) Manica Lunga, Castello Casale Monferrato (AL) * "MOSTRA diVino - Le antiche terre dell'Egitto e del Monferrato, regni della cultura del Vino" [Exhibition diVino - The ancient lands of Egypt and of Moneferrato, realms of wine culture] date: 10 May 2015 - 1 November 2015 Photographic exhibition about wine and wine production in Ancient Egypt and in Monferrato. Some archaeological finds are also on display. info: URL pdf-file (0.6 MB) URL info: Italian press report at URL "Vino in Egitto (e in Monferrato) con Mummy Project da sabato alla Manica Lunga - Curatrice l'egittologa Sabina Malgora (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL b) - c) - d) Chiesa di San Jacopo Campo Corbollini, Via Faenza 43, Firenze * “Distruzione, Ricostruzione: minacce al patrimonio culturale del Mediterraneo” [DEstruction, REconstruction - Threats to Mediterranean Cultural Heritage] date: 11 May 2015 - 11 May 2016 A virtual exhibition curated by MA students of Museum Studies; focussing on heritage problems in Egypt, Syria, Libya and Italy. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL e) Castello Aragonese 1 Via Pontile Castello Aragones, Ischia, NA 80077 URL * “Europa” date: 18 October 2014 - October 2015 A workshop-exhibition showing the restoration (in the laboratory of the European Institute of Restoration) of two Egyptian sarcophagi (21st Dynasty) on loan from the Royaux Musées d'Art et d'Histoire in Brussels info: URL info: Italian press report URL "L'antico Egitto approda sull'isola d'Ischia. Due sarcofagi antichi di 3000 anni impreziosiscono, dal 18 ottobre, gli spazi del laboratorio dell'Istituto europeo del restauro, che ha sede tra le mura del Castello aragonese: saranno sottoposti a una lunga fase di diagnostica prima dell'intervento di restauro vero e proprio, nell'ambito di un articolato progetto che vede protagonisti i Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire di Bruxelles, che ospitano i preziosi reperti. (..)" With slideshow f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4 - 00197 Roma URL * "La misteriosa scoperta della tomba di Tutankhamun" [The mysterious discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun] [was: "Alla scopterta della Tomba del faraone Tutankhamon"] date: 29 October 2014 - 31 October 2015 OR 25 November 2015 [?] Exhibition of ca. 30 replicas of KV62 objects. info: URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL With photo gallery. URL URL About the opening on 28 October. URL info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL About the opening on Oct. 28. URL Photo gallery. info: English press report at URL Here the exhibition is said to run from 31.10.2014 to 31.10.2015 (versus the two years mentioned elsewhere). * "Egitto dal cielo, 1914. La riscoperta del fotografo pioniere, prigioniero, professionista Theodor Kofler" [Egypt from the Sky, 1914. The rediscovery of the photographer pioneer, prisoner, professional Theodor Kofler] date: 16 April 2015 - TBA The exhibition, conceived and curated by Professor Patrizia Piacentini, celebrates the centennial of the first aerial photographs of ancient Egyptian monuments, collected in an amazing album preserved in the Egyptological Archives of the Università degli Studi di Milano since 2001. Despite his skills, Kofler, as a photographer, was until now almost unknown. He has been rediscovered thanks to research of the Milanese Chair of Egyptology, started more than 10 years ago and undertaken in different European and African countries. Earlier at the Università degli Studi di Milano (11 February 2015 - 13 March 2015). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL g) - h) Museo degli Argenti Piazza de Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze URL (English -) URL * “Lapislazzuli. Magia del blu” date: 9 June 2015 – 11 October 2015 This exhibition on the worldwide use of lapis lazuli, from the Neolithic till the present day, includes also archaeological finds from excavations in the Indus Valley, Mesopotamia and Egypt. info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL i) - j) Museo Civico Archeologico Via dell'Archiginnasio, 2 - 40124 Bologna URL * “Egitto: Splendore Millenario" [was: Egitto] date: 16 [was: 17] October 2015 - 17 July 2016 [was: 27 September 2015 - 10 July 2016] Exhibition with ca. 500 artefacts from the collection of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden. info: URL info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL info: source - URL The famous statue of Maya and Merit from the RMO Leiden will be part of the exhibition. info: Italian press reports at URL URL "La collezione egiziana del Museo Nazionale di Antichità di Leiden è una delle prime dieci al mondo, e dal 16 ottobre si unirà a quella bolognese, tra le prime in Italia per numero, qualità e stato conservativo dei suoi oggetti. Saranno cinquecento i reperti, databili dal Periodo Predinastico all’Epoca Romana, che dall’Olanda giungeranno al Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna. Alla mostra 'Egitto. Splendore Millenario' si integreranno anche importanti prestiti del Museo Egizio di Torino e del Museo Egizio di Firenze, in un percorso espositivo di circa 1.700 metri quadrati di arte e storia." info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Tra le meraviglie esposte si potranno ammirare ricongiunti per la prima volta, dopo 200 anni dalla riscoperta a Saqqara della sua tomba, i più importanti rilievi di Horemheb, comandante in capo dell’esercito egiziano al tempo di Tutankhamon e poi ultimo sovrano della XVIII dinastia, dal 1319 al 1292 a.C." With slideshow. k) Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca e città di Cortona (MAEC) Palazzo Casali, Piazza Luca Signorelli, 9, 52044 Cortona AR URL * "Antiche tracce dell'Egitto a Cortona" [was: “L’Egitto e Cortona”] date: 22 August 2015 - 8 December 2015 Exhibition about the influence of ancient Egypt on Cortona, via collections of ancient artefacts and Egyptian Revival art. info: URL info: URL info: URL info: Italian press report at URL --FRANCE-- a) - b) Muséum d'histoire naturelle Les Rives d’Auron (Parc des expositions), Allée René Ménard, 18000 Bourges URL * “Les animaux de l'Egypte ancienne” date: 3 March 2015 - 31 August 2015 Exhibition of a series of photographs by Philippe Huet that illustrate the rol of animals in ancient Egypt. Supplemented by objects from several museums. info: URL info: URL c) Institut du Monde Arabe 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris * "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte" [Osiris, Sunken Mysteries of Egypt] [was: "Trésors engloutis d'Égpte"] date: 8 September 2015 - 31 [was: 8] January 2016 The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, of which 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 22 from the Graeco-roman Museum, 31 from Alexandria National museum, 15 from Bibliotheca Alexandrina museum and 207 artefacts from the Sunken monuments department. Next stops will be Berlin (15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016) and London (15 November 2016 - 15 March 2017). info: (French -) URL (English -) URL "(...) In a 1100 m2 display space, over 290 artefacts are presented. Most were discovered in the recent underwater excavations carried out by the IEASM, but they are augmented by some 40 splendid exhibits on loan from the museums of Cairo and Alexandria — rare objects which have never before been seen in France, and even some that have never been seen outside Egypt before. (..)" info: URL info: URL info: French press release at: URL "L'Institut du monde arabe accueillera l'exposition événement de la rentrée « Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Égypte » qui dévoilera 250 objets issus de 7 années de fouilles sous-marines menées par l'archéologue Franck Goddio auxquels viendront s'ajouter une quarantaine d'oeuvres provenant des musées du Caire et d'Alexandrie, dont certaines sortiront d'Egypte pour la première fois. Ces découvertes, à la signification historique hors du commun, permettront de faire revivre l'un des grands mythes fondateurs de la civilisation égyptienne : « Les Mystères d'Osiris »." info: Communiqué de presse - 13 pp. - pdf-file (4.9 MB) URL info: press release at URL info: French press report at URL "L'exposition (..) dévoilera 250 objets issus de sept années de fouilles sous-marines menées par l'archéologue Franck Goddio au côté d'une quarantaine d'oeuvres provenant des musées du Caire et d'Alexandrie, dont certaines sortiront d'Egypte pour la première fois. Les fouilles, menées notamment sur les vestiges des cités de Thônis-Héracléion et de Canope, submergées depuis le VIIIè siècle en baie d'Aboukir, ont permis d'attester cette célébration initiatique d'une durée de 21 jours qui perpétuait et renouvelait la légende de la fondatrice de l'Égypte." info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) Among the artifacts are several colossal statues in pink granite, well-preserved statues of the Egyptian goddess Isis and a very well preserved sphinx, said Sharaf. The collection will also feature ceramics, jewelry, coins, items from everyday life and firearms that belonged to the naval fleet of Napoleon’s mission to Egypt (1798-1801). (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL "D'après les archéologues, Thonis-Héracléion aurait été construite au 8e siècle avant Jésus-Christ et aurait été engloutie vers l'an 700 environ. Jusqu'en 2000 et la découverte de la ville, on ignorait si cette ville évoquée dans les textes antiques avait véritablement existé ou était une ville mythique. Grâce au travail de Frank Goddio et son équipe, on sait désormais qu'il s'agissait d'une ville portuaire belle et bien vivante." Includes a slideshow. info: French press reports at URL "(..) Au total, plus de 500 objets ont été découvert, et ont permis de mieux comprendre les "mystères d'Osiris", ces cérémonies de 21 jours qui se terminaient, selon la stèle de Canope, par une procession nautique du temple d’Amon Géreb à un sanctuaire de la ville de Canope, dédié à la divinité OSIRIS. Les monuments, statues, instruments rituels, offrandes cultuelles retrouvés dans ces cités valident l'existence de ces cérémonies, et révèlent des pans des cérémonies. (..)" URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) Dr Damian Robinson, the Oxford Centre’s director, described the finds as extremely important. The submerged site spans about 40 sq miles (110 sq km), he said: “Within that, there are probably two submerged cities, maybe three. Franck has mainly concentrated [on surveying] the area to find out what the topography looks like, [with] small surgical excavations to clarify research questions. We’ve probably excavated only 1% or 2% of the site – possibly less.” (..)" With several photos of objects. info: French press report at URL "Une petite chasse au trésor à la rentrée, ça vous dit? A l'occasion de l'inauguration de sa nouvelle exposition, Osiris, Mystères engloutis d'Egypte, l'Institut du Monde Arabe a demandé à l'agence Ma Langue au Chat d'organiser une grande chasse au trésor sur le thème de l'Egypte Antique dans les rues de Paris. (..)" cp. press release at URL URL "Jeu Osiris en ligne" at URL d) Musée Anne de Beaujeu 5 Place du Colonel Laussedat, 03000 Moulins URL * “Ensorcelés! Magie et sorcellerie dans d’Antiquité” date: 13 December 2014 - 20 September 2015 Exhibition about magical and astrological practices in Antiquity, including the Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern heritage living on in such practices. info: URL info: French press report at URL e) - f) - g) Musée départemental Arles antique Avenue 1ere division de la France libre, presqu'île du cirque romain, 13635 Arles cedex URL * “Souvenirs du sphinx, comme une petite histoire de la photographie [Souvenirs of the Sphinx, like a Short History of Photography] date: 6 July 2015 - 6 September 2015 Exhibition of 250 photographs from the collection of Wouter Deruytter, featuring the Great Sphinx. info: URL info: French video report about the exhibition at URL Including an English interview with collector Wouter Deruytter and shots of the photos on display (incl. an unique recording of the hole in the back of the sphinx). info: French press reports at URL With audio interview with curator. URL With picture gallery. info: English press report at URL With some early photographs of the Great Sphinx. info: French press reports at URL URL URL h) Musée Rodin 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris URL * “Égyptomanie” date: 2018 info: source - press report at URL i) Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée (MuCEM) 7 Promenade Robert Laffont - 13002 Marseille URL * “Migrations Divines” date: 24 June 2015 - 16 November 2015 Exhibition about the dialogue between the pantheons of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, with objects on loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, Genève, and the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Genève. info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL "Zeus, Bacchus, Osiris... Plus de 200 objets à l’effigie des divinités de l’antiquité peuvent désormais être admiré par le public. Cette nouvelle exposition du Mucem se concentre sur les bassins de civilisation l’Egypte, la Grèce et Rome. Ce projet a pour but de montrer comment les hommes de culture différente ont imaginé les dieux." info: French press reports at URL URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report a URL j) Château de Châteaubriant Place du Général de Gaulle 44 110 Châteaubriant URL * "L'Égypte des pharaons" [Egypt of the Pharaohs] date: 12 June 2015 - 29 November 2015 Exhibition with more than 100 objects of the collection of the Musée Dobrée (incl. mummies and coffins), complemented by loans from the Musée du Louvre. The exhibition also introduces the Egyptologist Frédéric Cailliaud of the 19th century, to whom the Musée Dobrée owes much of its collection. info: (with slideshow) URL info: French press report at URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL k) Le musée Crozatier Jardin Henri Vinay, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay URL * "Reopening Museum" date: second trimestre 2015 info: URL Includes "(..) un espace dédié à l'Egypte, avec des sarcophages rénovés et mis en valeur.(..)" l) Musée de l’Homme Palais de Chaillot, 17 Place du Trocadéro, 75116 Paris * Reopening museum date: 17 October 2015 - ongoing info: URL info: URL "La collection de momies du Muséum abrite 63 momies complètes dont 33 égyptiennes, 23 sud-américaines et 7 d’autres origines, ainsi que 52 têtes momifiées isolées venant aussi d’Égypte et d’Amérique du Sud, et divers autres fragments de corps." m) - n) Musée Déchelette 22 Rue Anatole France, 42300 Roanne URL * “Quatre momies et demie" date: 20 June 2015 - 20 October 2015 Exhibition about the use of Egyptian mummies from the Middle Ages till the present. Including four mummies. info: URL "(..) Oui, la momie a longtemps été un produit utile. (...) Parmi les collections du musée Déchelette de la Ville de Roanne, sommeillent quatre momies égyptiennes. Actuellement en cours de restauration, elles sont présentées au public lors de l'exposition *"4 momies et demie". (..)" info: blog, about the restoration of the mummies, at URL o) Paris-Plages 2015 (English info:) URL * "Le Louvre à la plage: De la Seine au Nil" date: 20 July 2015 - 16 August 2015 "Paris Plages" is a free summer event that transforms several spots in Paris into full-fledged beaches, each with a distinct theme. At one of the locations, the Louvre is represented with a collection of replicas of ancient Egyptian artefacts. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: English press report at URL "Until August 16th, the Louvre has set up shop on the Georges Pompidou expressway. (..) Every day at 2:30pm, the Louvre team offers children and their families the opportunity to participate in fun and free activities, to learn more about life on the Nile's banks during the age of the pharaohs. (..)" p) Mrac Languedoc-Roussillon (Sérignan) 146, avenue de la Plage, 34410 Serignan URL * "Francisco Tropa, "TSAE (Trésors Submergés de l’Ancienne Egypte)" [(TSAE) Sunken treasures of Ancient Egypt] date: 28 June 2015 - 30 August 2015 The Portuguese artist Francisco Tropa is mixing cultural referents in an archaeological fiction which mobilizes the force of myth as well as the esthetic power of simple forms. info: URL info: URL "Le projet _Trésors Submergés de l'Ancienne Egypte_ de Francisco Tropa constitue une archéologie fantasmée, rassemblant un ensemble de pièces qu'on croirait rapportés d'une fouille (cartes, plans, sculptures, coffres à bijoux, outils, vaisselle, outils etc.) mais qui se révèlent être les témoins d'un monde qui n'a jamais été. Malgré un titre qui parodie les expositions scientifiques, la sous-rubrique du projet présentée au Mrac, le Ministère des affaires étrangères joue d'une ambiguïté entre un récit officiel et une fiction détournée, opérant un glissement de l'étranger à l'étrange. (..)" Press release: URL --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) Musée du Cinquantenaire Parc du Cinquantenaire 10, Bruxelles URL * "Djehoetihotep: 100 jaar opgravingen in Egypte / Djehoutyhotep: 100 ans de fouilles en Égypte" [Djehutyhotep: 100 years of excavations in Egypt] date: 5 [was: 4] November 2015 - 15 February 2016 The exhibition is showing the excavations in the region of Deir el-Bersha, with the main focus on the tomb of Djehutyhotep. It all started with George Andrew Reisner in 1915 when he conducted the first true scientific research on the tomb. The exhibition will also show how new technologies applied to old documentation are revealing interesting new information. A 3D replica of the tomb will be one of the major highlights of the event. info: Dutch flyer at URL info: URL URL * “Sarcofagen - Onder de sterren van Noet”/ "Sarcophages - Sous les étoiles de Nout" [Sarcophagi- Under the stars of Nut] date: 15 October 2015 - 20 April 2016 info: (in Dutch) URL (in French) URL (in English) URL info: French press report at URL b) Musée royal de Mariemont Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140 Morlanwelz URL * "Dieux, Genies et Demons d’Égypte" date: May 2016 - November 2016 Exhibition about the gods and demons of ancient Egypt, with objects on loan from several museums. info: URL c) Musée du Malgré-Tout 28 - 51, Rue de la Gare, 5670 Treignes URL * "Chiens et chats. De la préhistoire à l’Antiquité" date: 10 May 2015 - 11 November 2015 info: URL --SPAIN-- a) Museo Liceo Egipcio Avd. Astorga 42, 24198 La Virgen del Camino, León URL * “La dama del Nilo” date: TBA Exhibition dedicated to the legacy of Egyptologist Christiane Desroches. info: source - Spanish press report at URL b) Pabellón de la Navegación Camino de los Descubrimientos, 41092 Sevilla URL * “Ramses, rey de reyes” [Ramses, King of Kings] date: 21 July 2015 - 31 May 2016 Exhibits replicas (6m x 14m) of the facades of the Temple of Nefertari and the Temple of Abu Simbel, plus 60 pieces of (replicas) of Egyptian art, incl. replicas of Tutankhamun's golden coffins. info: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL With slideshow. URL With slideshow. info: English press report at URL c) Parque de las Ciencias Avda. de la Ciencia s/n 18006 Granada URL * "Momias. Testigos del pasado" [Mummies: Witnesses of the Past] date: 25 October 2014 - January 2016 [was: ca. 30 September 2015] Exhibition with 50 mummies from across the world and more than 150 related objects. With two Egyptian mummies on loan from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. info: URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL d) Asociación Cultural Pueblos del Mundo (ACPM) "Art Milenario" Venue: Centro Comercial Peñacastillo, Santander, Cantabria * “Tutankamón. Museo antiguo Egipto” date: 6 - 23 August 2015 Exhibition of some 20 pieces, incl. replicas of the sarcophagus and the mummy of Tutankhamun and the statue of Ramses II. Earlier at the Centro Comercial L’Aljub, Elx, Alicante (8 June 2015 - 30 June 2015), and will g later go to the. Centro Comercial Valderaduey, Zamora (5 September 2015 - 7 November 2015). info: URL info: source - URL e) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid URL * "Animales y faraones - El reino animal en el antiguo Egipto" [Animals and Pharaohs: The Animal Kingdom in Ancient Egypt] [was: "La Fauna del Nilo. El reino animal en el Egipto faraónico"] [was: "Animales, hombres y dioses. El bestiario en el Egipto faraónico"] date: 1 April [was: 31 March] 2015 - 23 August 2015 Exhibition about wild and domesticated animals in ancient Egypt, with 438 objects (statutes, amulets, mummies, etc.) on loan from the Louvre-Lens Museum. Earlier at Musée du Louvre-Lens (5 December 2014 - 9 March 2015) and later at the CaixaForum Barcelona (22 September 2015 - 10 January 2016). info: URL info: URL info: source - press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL With photo gallery and a video of the displays. [new] info: Spanish press reports at URL With a slideshow of 9 pics. URL With a video of the displays. URL With a video of objects. info: English press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "La passione dei faraoni egiziani per gli animali, le cui immagini erano utilizzate per raffigurare divinità, ma anche per la vigilanza, il trasporto, per decorazione o negli amuleti e, naturalmente, nei sarcofaghi. Dopo Parigi, la grande mostra 'Animali e faraoni, il regno animale nell' antico Egitto' arriva a Madrid, al CaixaForum, organizzata dal Museo del Louvre in collaborazione con la Fondazione La Caixa. Fino al 23 agosto propone 430 pezzi, in gran parte restaurati per l'occasione, testimonianze delle molteplici e onnipresenti rappresentazioni della fauna nelle produzioni artistiche dell'antico Egitto." info: Spanish press report at URL "(..) Un mítico laberinto abre la exposición, que incluye 430 piezas, entre las que se encuentran 260 objetos que han sido restaurados explícitamente para la exhibición. Desde esculturas y estelas hasta acuarelas, pinturas murales, amuletos, sarcófagos, estatuas, esfinges e incluso piezas de muebles decorados con formas de animales. Gracias a las tecnologías más novedosas, los visitantes encontrarán también 14 ejemplares de momias animales escaneadas, incluidos gatos y un cocodrilo. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) The exhibition Animals and Pharaohs: The Animal Kingdom in Ancient Egypt features a selection of 430 objects that illustrate this intense relationship through sphinxes and statues —some of them enormous in size— and steles, vases and jars, watercolours and murals, coffers and amulets, sarcophagi and mummies. In fact, the show includes 14 specimens of animal mummies that were specifically studied for exhibition, just as 260 objects were restored for the same purpose. (..)" f) CaixaForum Barcelona Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona URL * "Animales, hombres y dioses. El bestiario en el Egipto faraónico" [Animals, Humans, and Gods. The Bestiary in Pharaonic Egypt] date: 23 [was: 22] September 2015 - 10 January 2016 Exhibition about the place and role of animals in Pharaonic Egypt, with ca. 430 artefacts. Earlier at Musée du Louvre-Lens (5 December 2014 - 9 March 2015) and the CaixaForum de Madrid (31 March 2015 - 23 August 2015). info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: source - press report at URL info: press reports at URL URL g) Museo Bíblico Instituto Bíblico y Oriental Plaza de Santo Martino, 5 LEÓN. URL * "Cleopatra y las reinas de Alejandría" date: TBA (in preparation) With fifty unique works dealing with the famous queen of Egypt. h) Museu Egipci / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona València, 284, E-08007 Barcelona * "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento" [Tutankhamun. History of a discovery] date: 30 November 2012 - 31 December 2015 [several times prolongated] info: URL i) ExpoMiner: Salón Internacional de Minerales, Fósiles y Joyería [International Exhibition of minerals, fossils and jewelry] Recinto Montjuïc, Barcelona * "Joyas del Antiguo Egipto" date: 13-15 November 2015 A display with a selection of ancient Egyptian jewelry from the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona. info: URL j) Asociación Cultural Pueblos del Mundo (ACPM) "Art Milenario" Venue: Centro Comercial Valderaduey, Zamora, Castilla * "Museo Antiguo Egipto: Tutankhamon y sus Tesoros" date: 5 September 2015 - 7 November 2015 Exhibition of some 20 pieces, incl. replicas of the sarcophagus and the mummy of Tutankhamun and the statue of Ramses II. Earlier at the Centro Comercial L’Aljub, Elx, Alicante (8 June 2015 - 30 June 2015) and the Centro Comercial Peñacastillo (6 - 23 August 2015). info: source - URL k) - l) - m) Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal Paseo de la Castellana, 214, 28046 Madrid URL * “Cleopatra” date: 30 [was: 27] November 2015 - 8 May 2016 Exhibition dedicated to Cleopatra VII, with 400 objects, old and modern, from more than 80 Spanish and international collections. info: Spanish press report at URL info: source - URL info: Spanish press report at URL n) Museu de Cultures del Món Palau Nadal, El Carrer Montcada, Barcelona URL English: URL * "Opening museum" date: 7 February 2015 - Ongoing info: Spanish press reports at URL "El hotelero Jordi Clos cede 37 piezas al nuevo espacio, que abrirá sus puertas en el Palau Nadal el próximo 7 de febrero Además de haber alumbrado con el Museo Egipcio de Barcelona uno de los centros privados dedicados a la civilización egipcia más importantes, el hotelero Jordi Clos ha puesto su granito de arena en el Museo de la Culturas del Mundo, nuevo espacio municipal que abrirá sus puertas el próximo 7 de febrero en el Palau Nadal, con la cesión de 37 piezas arqueológicas. (..)" Among the new pieces is an Egyptian sarcophagus. URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) - --DENMARK-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) - b) Musée historique de Vevey Le Château, 2, rue du Château, CH-1800 Vevey URL * “Le goût des belles choses: collection archéologique de David Doret (1821-1904)". date: 13 May 2015 - 26 February 2016 Exhibition about the 19th c. collection of David Doret, with 200 objects from Italy, Greece, the Levant, and Egypt. Includes ancient Egyptian amulets and funerary statuettes. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "(..) La collection de David Doret, quasi exposée dans son entier à l’exception de quelques éléments sans grande valeur architecturale, est propriété du musée. Léguée par les neveux de Doret, elle a été montrée en 1915, puis en 1991. «David Doret a collecté plus de 200?pièces à l’occasion de deux grands voyages, dont un, en 1893, en Palestine, en Egypte, en Grèce et en Italie», indique Françoise Lambert.(..)" With small photo gallery. info: French press report at URL With short photo gallery (incl. Bastet-cat statues). c) - d) - e) - f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * Closure of the Egyptian Galleries date: 28 june 2015 - TBA info: URL --SWEDEN-- a) - --BULGARIA-- a) - b) Sofia History Museum 1 Banski square, 1000 Sofia URL * "Meeting with an Egyptian priest" date: 23 July 2015 - 13 [was: 15] September 2015 Exhibition with a 26th dyn. statue depicting an Egyptian priest, Nahthorheb, accompanied by a further 43 exhibits from the Louvre in Paris. Earlier at the Plovdiv Archaeological Museum (18 June 2015 - 17 July 2015). info: URL info: English press report at URL info: source - French press release at URL With photos. ---POLAND--- a) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie 31-002 Kraków, ul. Senacka 3 * "Kadero - zaginiony swiat nad Nilem" [Kadero - A lost world on the Nile] date: 12 May 2015 - January 2016 Objects of the Neolithic period in Sudan are on display. info: URL info: Polish press report at URL b) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Poznaniu ul. Wodna 27 – Palac Górków, 61-781 Poznan * "Zagubieni w raju – Najstarsze obozowiska nad Nilem" [Lost in Paradise - The oldest camp at the Nile] date: 1 July 2015 - 31 August 2015 An exhibition about recent studies by Polish archaeologists on camps in Sudan which are about 15,000 years old. info: URL info: for background information, see the website "Palaeoaffad Project" URL and see also: Marta Osypinska, Piotr Osypinski, "The Latest Middle Palaeolithic sites in the Middle Nile Valley" URL "During survey in 1998–2003, on the left bank of the Nile around Affad in Sudan, many Palaeolithic sites were identified. (...) As well as evidence of flint working, the sites have yielded relics of lightweight organic structures demarcating functionally differentiated zones within these Palaeolithic camps. Mineralised animal bone remains indicate that the ecological niche inhabited and exploited at this time was a wetland on the banks of a river with cyclically rising and subsiding water levels." info: Polish press report at URL Results of Polish archaeologists in the oldest camp at the Nile are on display till the end of summer. --ROMANIA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures Betlémské nám. 1, Prague URL * "Ceské vyzkumy v Sudanu" [Czech Studies in Sudan] date: 13 June 2015 - 30 September 2015 Exhibition, with loans from the Sudan National Museum, illustrating the excavation work by the Czech Institute of Egyptology in Sudan. info: URL info: Czech press release at URL b) Ceský statistický úrad [Czech Statistical Office] Na padesátém 3268/81, 100 82 Praha 10 URL * “Civilizace na Nilu” date: 1 July 2015 - September 2015 Exhibition of photographs that depict the archaeological work in Egypt and Sudan by the Czech Institute of Egyptology at the Charles University in Prague. info: URL c) Regionální muzeum v Kolíne Brandlova 27, 280 02 Kolín URL * “Objevy pod pyramidami” [Discovery of the Pyramids] date: 15 September 2015 - 29 May 2016 Exhibition of photographs that depict the archaeological work in Egypt and Sudan by the Czech Institute of Egyptology at the Charles University in Prague. info: URL d) Krížové chodby Karolina Univerzity Karlovy v Praze [Cloister Karolina Charles University] Ovocný trh 3, Prague 1 * “Z Asuánu do Chartúmu” [From Aswan to Khartoum] date: 12 October 2015 - TBA Exhibition of photographs that depict the archaeological work in Egypt and Sudan by the Czech Institute of Egyptology at the Charles University in Prague. info: source - URL --LUXEMBOURG-- a) Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art Marché-aux-Poissons, L- 2345 Luxembourg URL * "Momies - Un rêve d'éternité" / "Mumien - Der Traum vom ewigen Leben" [Mummies: A Dream of Eternal Life] date: 12 June 2015 - 10 January 2016 Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. Earlier in the Drents Museum, Assen (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014, "Mummies - Surviving after Death") and the Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest (1 October 2014 - 17 May 2015, "World of Mummies"), The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Hildesheim (Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, 12 February 2016 - 28 August 2016), Basel, Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. info: URL info: (in German) URL "(..) Das MNHA präsentiert [Mumien] in Zusammenarbeit mit den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen aus Mannheim. In der kultur- und naturgeschichtlichen Gesamtschau werden zahlreiche Facetten und geschichtliche Epochen behandelt: von A wie Ägypten über M wie Moorleichen bis Z wie Zukunft. Mit über 70 Mumien, zahlreichen Begleitfunden und wertvollen Grabbeigaben von hochkarätigen Leihgebern aus Europa und Übersee, bietet die Ausstellung einmalige und faszinierende Einblicke und präsentiert neue Forschungsergebnisse. (..)" info: English press report at URL With photo gallery. info: German press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: French press release at URL * “Von den Ufern des Nil nach Luxemburg"/ "Des bords du Nil vers Luxembourg" date: 12 June 2015 - 10 January 2016 Small exhibition with ushabtis, bronze figurines, jewelry, etc. info: URL "(..) Celui-ci met à l'honneur les propres collections d'objets datant de l'Egypte ancienne du musée, étudiés scientifiquement pour l'occasion. Ces antiquités égyptiennes, provenant de dons réalisés au XIX^e et au début du XX^e , n'avaient plus été exposées depuis le réaménagement du musée dans les années 80 et 90. (..)" info: German press reports at URL URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --JAPAN--- a) Tokyo National Museum 13-9 Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo 110-8712 URL * “Cleopatra and the Queens of Egypt” date: 11 July 2015 – 23 September 2015 Exhibition that spotlights the queens of ancient Egypt via ca. 200 artefacts on loan from several museums. Next venue will be the National Museum of Art, Osaka (10 October 2015 - 27 December 2015). info: (in Japanese) URL (in English) URL info: (in English) URL With photos and descriptions of the hightlights of the exhibition. (in Japanese): URL info: English press report at URL b) The National Museum of Art, Osaka 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005 URL * “Cleopatra and the Queens of Egypt” date: 10 October 2015 - 27 December 2015 Exhibition that spotlights the queens of ancient Egypt via ca. 200 artefacts on loan from several museums. Earlier at the Tokyo National Museum (11 July 2015 – 23 September 2015). info: (in Japanese) URL (in English) URL info: URL c) - d) - e) Fukui City Art Museume 3-1111 Geba, Fukui 918-8112 URL (English:) URL * “Ancient Egyptian Art and Magic. Treasures from the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva, Switzerland” date: 3 July 2015 - 30 August 2015 The exhibition presents the fascinating and symbolic features of Egyptian art and magic via 150 objects (sculptures, stone stelae, reliefs, amulets, and decorative objects) on loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva. Earlier at the Asahikawa Museum of Art, Hokkaido (17 April 2015 - 21 June 2015). info: source - URL f) Shoto Museum of Art 2-14-14Shoto,Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0046 URL (English:) URL * “Ancient Egyptian Art and Magic. Treasures from the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva, Switzerland” date: 6 October 2015 - 23 November 2015 The exhibition presents the fascinating and symbolic features of Egyptian art and magic via 150 objects (sculptures, stone stelae, reliefs, amulets, and decorative objects) on loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva. info: source - URL g) Gunma Museum of Art 2003 Hinata-cho, Tatebayashi, Gunma URL (English:) URL * “Ancient Egyptian Art and Magic. Treasures from the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva, Switzerland” date: 5 January 2016 - 21 March 2016 The exhibition presents the fascinating and symbolic features of Egyptian art and magic via 150 objects (sculptures, stone stelae, reliefs, amulets, and decorative objects) on loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva. info: URL info: source - URL --TAIWAN-- a) - --REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE-- a) Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris Fort Canning Centre 5 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179618 URL * “The Myth of Cleopatra” date: 30 [was: 4] May 2015 - 4 [was: 11] October [was: 13 September] 2015 The exhibition will include more than 100 works encompassing archaeological artefacts, paintings and theatre props. Earlier at the Paris Pinacothèque de Paris (10 April 2014 - 7 Sept. 2014). info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The exhibition, which fills the Features gallery space, includes more than 200 works encompassing archaeological artefacts, paintings and theatre props. The National Archaeological Museum in Naples is among the lenders. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: source - URL info: press report at URL --MEXICO-- a) Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura (IMACP) Calle 3 Norte #3, Centro Histórico, 72000 Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza, Puebla URL * “Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición” date: 21 August 2015 - 10 December 2015 Travelling exhibitions with 200 objects, notably KV62 replicas, but also 30 genuine antiquities. Earlier in El Museo del Noreste, Monterrey (March 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014) and the Museo de Historia de Tijuana (30 November 2014 - 31(?) July 2015). info: source - Spanish press report at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL URL "(..) Es una de las 170 piezas (30 originales) que formarán parte de la exposición “Tutankamón. El oro, la tumba y la maldición”, que se expondrán a partir del 21 de agosto en la Galería del Palacio Municipal de Pueblo (..)." URL b) Museo Regional de Querétaro Corregidora Sur, #03, Centro Histórico, Querétaro, Qro. * “PUIMRA, Tesorero de faraones” date: 6 August 2015 - 6 September 2015 Exhibition that documents (via photos) the work of the Mexican archaeological mission in TT39. info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL "En entrevista con Notimex, la directora de la Sociedad Mexicana de Egiptología, Gabriela Arrache Vértiz, dijo que la muestra está integrada por aproximadamente 50 imágenes, que dan cuenta del trabajo realizado por arquitectos y restauradores mexicanos. (..)" Includes a slideshow. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL ---ISRAEL--- a) - --QATAR-- a) - ---SOUTH AFRICA--- a) GrandWest Casino 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood, Cape Town, 7460 URL * “Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures” date: 2 June 2015 - 27 September 2015 One of the internationally travelling exhibitions with over 1,000 replicas of KV62 artefacts. Earlier at Silverstar, Mogale City (2 December 2014 - 12 April 2015). info: URL info: source - URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The sarcophagi, burial items like canopic jars, furniture and even a chariot were crafted to scale in a Cairo workshop over a five-year process of relearning ancient crafting techniques and extensive visits to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo to faithfully replicate the original items. The first exhibit opened in Switzerland in 2008 and now, in addition to the one in Cape Town, there is one in Munich and another travelling through the US. (..)" URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL With video of a TV report. +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. K. Eyma This list is not meant for distribution to any other public channel than the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum. 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