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August 17, 2014
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, Danmark, Switzerland, Russia, Austria, Hungary, Argentina, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Brazil, Croatia (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Argentinia, Switzerland, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Morocco, Vatican City, Japan, China, Brasil, Mexico, Latvia, Qatar, UAE 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: Glenn Meyer [(I) - USA (j)]; Francesca Jones [(I) - UK (t)]; Kat Newkirk [(II) - UK (b), Germany (h)]; Bjorn Koopmans [(II) - UK (b)(f), Germany (h), Japan (c)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Germany (h)(w), France (c), Spain (b)] ========================================================================== +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * "The Restless Dead and Ghosts in Ancient Egypt", by Dr. Rita Lucarelli date: Sunday, August 24, 2014; 2:30 p.m. place: Room 254, Near Eastern Studies Lounge, 2nd floor, west end of Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeleycosts: no charge, donations are welcome. info: email --UK-- t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society URL * The 2014 Philip Wickens memorial lecture: "Egypt in Kush: the Discoveries of F.W. Green" by Vivian Davies date: Saturday, 13 September 2014; 2.00 pm The Egyptologist F W Green travelled along the Nile in the first decade of the 20th century making a number of important discoveries which were never published. Using Green's recently uncovered diaries, Vivian Davies, former Keeper of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum, will highlight the discoveries, and set them in the context of current scholarship. place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ costs: free to members; visitors £3.00 (donation) info: email --GERMANY-- m) Institut für Ägyptologie der LMU München Katharina-von-Bora-Str. 10, 80333 München * 10. Ägyptologische Tempeltagung: "Ägyptische Tempel zwischen Normierung und Individualität" date: 29-31 August 2014 costs: registration deadline is 15 August 2014 info: (incl. program) URL --DANMARK-- [update] a) Comité international pour l'Égyptologie (CIPEG) in the International Council of Museums (ICOM) * 31st CIPEG Annual Meeting 2014: "Archaeological Sources and Resources in the Context of Museums" date: 26th - 29th of August 2014 place: Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen [new] info: programme at URL ---- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --UK-- [update] b) Ashmolean Museum Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH * "Discovering Tutankhamun" date: 24 July 2014 - 2 November 2014 [new] info: English press reports at URL URL [update] f) The Atkinson Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB * Opening of the new Egyptology Gallery date: 24 October 2014 - Ongoing [new] info: English press report at URL --GERMANY-- [update] h) Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte Rathausstrasse 75-79, D-66333 Völklingen * "Ägypten - Götter. Menschen. Pharaonen. Meisterwerke aus dem Museo Egizio Turin" [Egypt - Gods. People. Pharaohs. Masterpieces from the Egyptian Museum, Turin] date: 25 July 2014 - 22 February 2015 [new] info: English press report at URL [new] info: German press report at URL "(..) Filigrane Figuren des Schakals, des Apis-Stiers und schliesslich der hellenistisch geprägten Isis-Aphrodite, die ihren Weg bis ins antike Rom finden sollte, kontrastieren noch einmal mit den mächtigen Maschinen zur Eisengewinnung, deren Funktionen beim Rundgang im benachbarten Science Center Ferrodrom und in den Sinteranlagen und Hochöfen deutlich werden. Die meisten Besucher scheinen von diesem Aufeinandertreffen von uralter und moderner Kultur überwältigt. Doch gibt es auch kritische Stimmen, die mehr Struktur und Inszenierung des Pharaonenreiches durch Kulissen, Requisiten und Begleitvideos vermissen. (..)" [update] w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" date: 16 November 2014 - 17 May 2015 [new] info: German press report at URL "In den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen sind die ersten Vorboten der Ausstellung 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit' angekommen (..)." --FRANCE-- [update] c) Pinacothèque 1 28, place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris and Pinacothèque 2 8, rue Vignon, 75009 Paris * "Le Mythe Cléopâtre" [The myth of Cleopatra] date: April 10, 2014 - September 7, 2014 [new] info: French press report at URL --SPAIN-- [update] b) Museo de Pontevedra Pasanteri­a, 2-12, 36002 Pontevedra (Galicia) * "Da vida á morte no Antigo Exipto" [new] date: 10 July 2014 - 5 October 2014 [prolongation; was: till 31 August 2014] [new] info: Spanish 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: October 2014 - 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 ---JAPAN--- [update] a) Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum 8-36 Ueno-Koen Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007 * "Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York" date: July 19, 2014 - September 23, 2014 [new] info: French press report at URL c) TBA, Tokyo * "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" date: September 2014 - TBA The travelling exhibition (since 2004) that showcases ca. 50 of King Tutankhamun's burial objects (no replicas) and ca. 70 other ancient Egyptian artefacts, and which was in Japan before (2012). After Tokyo it will go to Niigata (TBA - October 2015). info: source - English press reports at URL 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--- [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans and Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Oldest Evidence for Egyptian Mummy Making Discovered" URL "(..) Scientists previously thought that mummy making began in Egypt around 2600 B.C., during the era when the pyramids of Giza were built, known as the Old Kingdom. But now scientists say they have found traces of complex embalming agents on much older bits of burial shrouds that had been sitting in a museum for nearly 100 years after they were dug up along the Nile Valley. The newly examined linens were peeled from bodies buried at the Egyptian sites known as Badari and Mostagedda during the Late Neolithic and Predynastic periods, between 4500 B.C. and 3100 B.C. Archaeologists first found these pit graves during a British expedition to the region in the 1920s, and researchers had previously assumed that the hot, dry desert sand naturally mummified any well-preserved corpses from this era. The harsh environment definitely encouraged preservation, and may have even inspired mummification practices in the first place. But the new research, detailed today (Aug. 13) in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests Egyptians at that time were cooking up embalming mixtures (..). In most cases, the recipe consisted of about three-quarters animal fat or oil, mixed with a small amount of pine resin, aromatic plant extract, a sugar or plant gum, and a natural petroleum. The team found chemical signatures of heating, suggesting these substances had been processed in antiquity. (..)" -- Many other press reports about it: URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL -- Press release (with image gallery) by the University of York: URL -- The original research article: Jana Jones, Thomas F. G. Higham, Ron Oldfield, Terry P. O'Connor, Stephen A. Buckley, "Evidence for Prehistoric Origins of Egyptian Mummification in Late Neolithic Burials", PLoS ONE 9(8) See Section V below. [Next four items submitted by Bjorn Koopmans] * Press report: "16 mummies, 4 coffins saved from theft in Aswan" URL "Officials in Aswan managed to save 16 mummies and four coffins from theft, Youm7 reported Thursday. Police found the mentioned mummies in the Tombs of Princes in West Aswan and it is believed that the ancient pieces belong to Roman and Greek eras. The antiquities authority is expected to form a committee to research their historical value. Residents in the area filed a claim to the Investigation Department of Tourism and Antiquities in Upper Egypt after they suspected the theft and discovered the mummies in front of the place of the tombs. A number of anonymous men broke into the tombs that no one is allowed to enter, opened some of the graves, and dug the mummies out, according to Al-Watan. (..)" * Press report: "'Evil Eye' Box and Other Ancient Treasures Found in Nile River Cemetery" URL "A 2,000-year-old cemetery with several underground tombs has been discovered near the Nile River in Sudan. Archaeologists excavated several of the underground tombs, finding artifacts such as a silver ring, engraved with an image of a god, and a faience box, decorated with large eyes, which a researcher believes protected against the evil eye. Villagers discovered the cemetery accidently in 2002 while digging a ditch near the modern-day village of Dangeil, and archaeological excavations have been ongoing since then. The finds were reported recently in a new book. The cemetery dates back to a time when a kingdom called Kush flourished in Sudan. (..)" Photos: URL * Press report: "UCLA professor develops digital resources for study of ancient Egypt" URL Featuring Prof. Willeke Wendrich and the digital humanities projects centered on Egypt at UCL. * Press report: "USC historian plays with the pieces of an ancient puzzle" URL Featuring Prof. Christelle Fischer-Bovet, author of the recent book Army and Society in Ptolemaic Egypt (Cambridge University Press). [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Celebrating Nefertari's tomb discovery to take place in Luxor 15 October" URL "The civil aviation ministry and the tourism authority, in collaboration with Italian Embassy in Egypt, will organize a ceremony in commemoration of the discovery of Nefertari's tomb in Luxor 110 years ago. The celebration will take place between 15-25 October in the Valley of Queens, Luxor. Several Italian archaeologists, trip organizers, media professionals representing Egypt and Italy will attend. Two photo exhibitions will be held at the Luxor Exhibition and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. (..)" [Next three items submitted by Kat Newkirk and Bjorn Koopmans] * Press report: "Egypt makes slow gains against antiquities thefts" URL "(..) About $3 billion worth of antiquities have been looted since 2011, according to the International Coalition to Protect Egyptian Antiquities, a U.S.-based initiative that partnered with Egypt's Antiquities Ministry in March. (..) Last month, authorities in the southern Egyptian city of Minya arrested two people accused of having more than 600 artifacts in their possession, state news agency MENA reported. That comes after a leader of a looting gang was arrested in Abu Sir and dozens of antiquities were found hidden in his oven in late June, according to Ahram Online, an English-language news website. Two men in June were caught with a mummy in their possession, the Cairo Post reported. (..)" * Press report: "Origins of Hierarchy: How Egyptian Pharaohs Rose to Power" URL About a computer model of Simon Powers, a postdoctoral researcher in ecology and evolution at the University of Lausanne, which tries to explain differences in hierarchy across the Stone Age world. * Press report: "Sharm el-Sheikh Museum will open in 2015: Min. of Antiquities" URL "Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh el-Damaty inaugurated Saturday the second phase of construction work of the Sharm el-Sheikh Museum, which will open mid-2015 (..). The garden will also feature an open-air museum with carefully selected artifacts dating back to different periods from ancient Egyptian history, Damaty added. (..) "The construction of the museum's main building, which includes 24 exhibition halls, administrative structures, and over 20 gift shops and bookstores, was completed through its first phase," Ashraf said and that over 7,000 carefully selected artifacts will be displayed. (..)" -- Another press report: URL "During his inspection tour to examine issues that put construction of a planned Sharm El-Sheikh museum on hold, Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh El-Damati announced the creation of a temporary archaeological exhibition at Sharm El-Sheikh's Conference Hall. He explained that the exhibition aims at providing a new tourist destination and to help fund the construction of the Sharm El-Sheikh museum. El-Damati told Ahram Online that the exhibition is to be open soon and will include a collection of 300 artefacts that give its visitors a vision of the different facets of Egyptian civilisation. The objects on display will be carefully selected from all museums in Egypt, including those obtained from excavations sites in Sinai. (..)" * Press report: "Secrets of mysterious Aberdeenshire museum mummy head revealed" URL "A mysterious mummy head stored in a north east museum for decades has become the focus of a new investigation. "Marlon" is believed to be more than 3500 years old and is thought to have arrived in Huntly in Aberdeenshire in the 1800s. Records from the period mention a public mummy unwrapping - potentially explaining how Marlon became separated from his body. He is set to become the focus of a new exhibition in Peterhead after specialists at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary offered to help experts investigate the mummy. (..)" With a video of a TV press report. * Press report: "Archaeologist voices concern over Suez Canal expansion project" URL "Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh el-Damaty has made assurances that the construction and digging associated with a new planned 72-kilometer expansion of the Suez Canal will not harm archaeological sites in the area (..)." * Press report: "Did the Ancient Egyptians Practice Human Sacrifice?" URL About the practice of retainer sacrifice. * Press report: "The Mummy's Face: Solving an ancient mystery" URL About Project APPEAR (Ancient Panel Paintings-Examination, Analysis, Research), and the "Bearded Man" (170-180 A.D., a Roman-Egyptian portrait. * Press report: "PM meets Antiquities Minister on GEM project" URL "Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met on Monday with Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Al-Damati to discuss measures required to carry out the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) project as soon as possible. (..)" * Press report: "Miguel Botella El forense sin turbante" URL Featuring Miguel Botella, who partook in archaeological work in Aswan, with Proyecto Qubbet el-Hawa. [Next three items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Scherz, Wette oder einfach grober Unfug?" URL "Vor einem Jahr kam die Diepholzer Mumie ans Licht. Unsere Zeitung fand heraus, wo dieser seltsame Fund abgeblieben ist, der sich später als Fälschung herausstellte: Die 'Mumie' liegt noch immer im Keller der Rechtsmedizin im Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf. Trotz intensiver Untersuchung blieben Fragen offen. (..)" -- See also: K. Püschel, E. Jopp, A. Gehl, O. Krebs, I. Paradowski, A. Fuhrmann, J. Yamamura, M. Karul, U. Stöckel, J. Bär, R. Germer, "'Fake' aus Norddeutschland statt ägyptischer Mumie. Interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit von Anthropologie und Archäologie", in: Rechtsmedizin, vol. 23, pp. 492-497 (2013) URL "Die rechtsmedizinischen, anthropologischen und archäologischen Untersuchungsergebnisse zu einer geheimnisumwitterten Mumie werden dargestellt. Das Objekt, ein vermeintliches Fundstück, wurde nach extern durchgefährten computertomographischen Untersuchungen zunächst mit dem Ägypten der Pharaonenzeit in Verbindung gebracht; dies läste grosses (internationales) Medieninteresse aus. Aufgrund spezieller kriminalistischer Fragestellungen (unklarer Leichenfund?) schaltete sich die Staatsanwaltschaft ein. Die in enger interdisziplinärer Kooperation mit Anthropologie und Archäologie durchgeführten rechtsmedizinischen Analysen führten zum Nachweis einer arglistigen Fälschung aus neuester Zeit." - only the abstract is free * Press report: "Mila Álvarez: 'Estudiar antigüedades egipcias en La Habana ha sido uno de mis mejores momentos profesionales'" URL * Press report: "El kamasutra de las pirámides" URL About the Erotic Papyrus of Turin. --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Chronic infection, smoke inhalation or still undiscovered cause could explain why ancient people had heart condition" URL "(..) In a paper published in this month's edition of Global Heart, researchers from the Horus mummy research team shared their research findings about discovering that atherosclerosis (a heart condition) was present in humans long before the adaptation of modern lifestyles. (..)" * Press report: "Stolen 18th dynasty relief comes home to Egypt" URL "The restoration centre at the Egyptian museum received today the limestone relief, which was returned from Germany last week, after it had been smuggled out of Egypt sometime during the last century. (..) After the renovation, the piece will be displayed among other reclaimed artefacts in the museum (..) Ali Ahmed, head of the recovered antiquities department, said that the piece is a relief from the wall of the tomb of Sobekhotep, a high priest during the reign of King Tuthmose IV. The limestone relief dates back to the 14 century BC and depicts two figures of Sobehotep making offerings to the deities. The artefact was in the possession of a German couple who collected rare antiques, who when notified that it had been smuggled out of Egypt, agreed to return it to Cairo. (..)" With photo(s). [Next two items submitted by Bjorn Koopmans] * Press report: "Egypt restores stolen King Cheops cartouche samples Friday" URL "The Egyptian embassy in Berlin will restore on Friday samples of a cartouche of King Cheops, which were stolen by German researches a year ago from the Great Pyramid. Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh al-Damaty said he appreciates the efforts of the German authorities for cooperating with Egypt to restore the items. (..)" -- Another press report: URL * Press report: "Tougher rules could be imposed on all museums after Northampton's Sekhemka sale" URL "(..) The Museums Association's (MA) board is considering introducing tough penalties on authorities that break its code of ethics at its next board meeting on September 18 in light of the borough's decision to sell the ancient Egyptian artefact to help pay for an extension of Northampton Museum and Art Gallery. (..)" --MISCELLANEOUS-- * A blog of the 2014 season of the EES Minufiyeh Survey (directed by Dr. Joanne Rowland; working in Quesna) has started: URL * New entry at the Penn Museum blog: -- "LiDAR Scans and Sacred Lakes: A Report from the 2014 Summer Season at Abydos- Part 1" URL "This summer at Abydos promised to be a busy and exciting season. The Penn research team (dubbed Team Hafla, which is Arabic for "party") returned to Abydos after an exciting winter season with the discovery of King Senebkay and the Lost Abydos Dynasty. We were ready to continue exploring the cemetery around Senebkay as well as other sites in South Abydos. What made this season so exciting were not only the opportunities to excavate, but also the chance to be part of the application of new technological methods at South Abydos as well as the chance to perform background and survey research on the forgotten sacred lake associated with the Osiris temple. (..)" [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans] * New entry at the British Museum blog: -- "Death, the great equaliser: Christianity on the Middle Nile" URL * A new entry at the blog of the Garstang Museum: URL -- "Object biography: Meet 'Felix' one of our mummified cats" * New entries at the blog of the Penn Museum / Artifact Lab: URL -- "A different sort of unwrapping" [about an ibis mummy] +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * Elizabeth M. Thompson, The Old Kingdom Cemetery at Tehna, Volume I: The Tombs of Nikaiankh I, Nikaiankh II and Kaihep. ACE Reports vol. 35. Pb, 102 pp., 48 col. plates, 18 b/w plates inc. 12 folded plates. Australian Centre for Egyptology, 2014. ISBN: 9780856688652. GBP 75 URL "The early Old Kingdom tombs at Tehna are cut into the eastern escarpment bordering the Nile, some 12kms north of Minya in Upper Egypt. The cemetery consists of more than 15 rockcut tombs, 3 of which are illustrated and described in this first volume of the site. Complete with detailed colour illustrations and line drawings, the book records the wall scenes, sculpture, architecture, finds and a translation of inscriptions including a rare legal document in the tomb of Nikaiankh I." * Steven Snape, The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt. AUC Press, 2014. Pb, 240 pp. ISBN 978 977 416 676 1. $16.95 (ME only) URL "A comprehensive illustrated guide to the towns, cities, and settlements of pharaonic Egypt. (..)" --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- * TBA --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * (&) The TOC of the latest issue of Lingua Aegyptia, no. 21 (2013), may be found at URL * The TOC of the latest issue of Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, no. 191 (2014), is online at URL --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- * New additions to the Propylaeum-DOK repository: -- Kahl, Jochem (1995) "Der Gebrauch morphologischer und phonologischer Stilmittel im Grossen Aton-Hymnus", in: Gestermann, Louise (Hrsg.): Per aspera ad astra. Wolfgang Schenkel zum neunundfünfzigsten Geburtstag. Kassel 1995, pp. 51-89 URL -- Lohwasser, Angelika (1995) "Die Darstellung der kuschitischen Krönung", in: 3. Ägyptologische Tempeltagung Hamburg, 1. - 5. Juni 1994. Systeme und Programme der Ägyptischen Tempeldekoration. Wiesbaden 1995, pp. 163-185 (Ägypten und Altes Testament ; 33,1) URL -- Stadler, Martin (2005) "Irmtraut Munro, Ein Ritualbuch für Goldamulette und Totenbuch des Month-em-hat, mit Beiträgen von Robert Fuchs und Katrin Janis, Studien zum Altägyptischen Totenbuch 7, Harrassowitz Wiesbaden 2003. ISBN 14309726", in: Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions, 5 (2005), pp. 245-250 URL -- Assmann, Jan (1993) "Literatur und Karneval im Alten Ägypten", in: Döpp, Siegmar (Hrsg.): Karnevaleske Phänomene in antiken und nachantiken Kulturen und Literaturen, Bochumer Altertumswissenschaftliches Colloquium Bd.13. Trier 1993, pp. 31-57 (Stätten und Formen der Kommunikation im Altertum ; I) URL -- Assmann, Jan (1993) "Politisierung durch Polarisierung. Zur impliziten Axiomatik altägyptischer Politik", in: Raaflaub, Kurt; and Müller-Luckner, Elisabeth (Hrsgg.): Anfänge politischen Denkens in der Antike. Die nahöstlichen Kulturen und die Griechen. München 1993, pp. 13-28 URL [Submitted by Foy Scalf] * Robert Ritner, "Translation and Historicity in the Book of Abraham - A Response" (2014) URL About the so-called "Book of Abraham" of the LDS Church and the surviving Egyptian papyri on which it was said to be based. * Mahmoud Suliman Bashir, Julie Anderson, Excavation in the Meroitic Cemetery of Dangeil, Sudan (2014) URL * Julie Anderson, Salah eldin Mohamed Ahmed, Excavations in the Temple Precinct of Dangeil, Sudan (2010) URL [Submitted by Michael Tilgner and Bjorn Koopmans] * Jana Jones, Thomas F. G. Higham, Ron Oldfield, Terry P. O'Connor, Stephen A. Buckley, "Evidence for Prehistoric Origins of Egyptian Mummification in Late Neolithic Burials", in: Plos One, vol. 9, no. 8, 13 pp. (2014), published online: August 13, 2014 URL "Traditional theories on ancient Egyptian mummification postulate that in the prehistoric period (i.e. the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods, 5th and 4th millennia B.C.) bodies were naturally desiccated through the action of the hot, dry desert sand. Although molding of the body with resin-impregnated linen is believed to be an early Pharaonic forerunner to more complex processes, scientific evidence for the early use of resins in artificial mummification has until now been limited to isolated occurrences during the late Old Kingdom (c. 2200 B.C.), their use becoming more apparent during the Middle Kingdom (c. 2000-1600 BC). We examined linen wrappings from bodies in securely provenanced tombs (pit graves) in the earliest recorded ancient Egyptian cemeteries at Mostagedda in the Badari region (Upper Egypt). Our investigations of these prehistoric funerary wrappings using a combination of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and thermal desorption/pyrolysis (TD/Py)-GC-MS have identified a pine resin, an aromatic plant extract, a plant gum/sugar, a natural petroleum source, and a plant oil/animal fat in directly AMS-dated funerary wrappings. Predating the earliest scientific evidence by more than a millennium, these embalming agents constitute complex, processed recipes of the same natural products, in similar proportions, as those utilized at the zenith of Pharaonic mummification some 3,000 years later. The antibacterial properties of some of these ingredients and the localized soft-tissue preservation that they would have afforded lead us to conclude that these represent the very beginnings of experimentation that would evolve into the famous mummification practice of the Pharaonic period." -- Also available as pdf-file (1.4 MB) URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- * News about PES: "Prague Egyptological Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal produced by the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. The journal is published regularly since 2002 and informs the Czech and Slovak audience about current Czech research in Egypt and Sudan. Starting in 2015, an English edition focusing on the Third Millennium B.C. is going to be published annually. The journal will focus on publishing relevant excavation reports and, at the same time, will aim to publish excellent, primary-research studies focusing on selected problems connected with archaeology and interdisciplinary aspects of the Third Millennium B.C. Egypt. (..) There is no submission deadline for the next issue (XVI/2015)." URL +++ (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.] * The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan of the British Museum, London, is looking to recruit a Project Curator to support the One God: Three religions on the Nile exhibition project team. The exhibition deals with Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Roman through Fatimid periods (30BC-AD1171). Candidates will be educated to Masters level or equivalent in Archaeology, Art History, Ancient History or a related subject, with a specialisation in Late Antique and/or early Islamic Egypt. Closing date: 21st August 2014 URL * (&) Im Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln ist zum 01.04.2015 eine Professur (W3) für Ägyptologie zu besetzen. Deadline: 03.10.2014 URL * (&) The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL, is seeking a full-time Post-doctoral Research Associate to join the AHRC-funded project "Artefacts of Excavation: the international distribution of finds from British excavations in Egypt, 1880-1980". Closing Date: 27 Aug 2014 URL * (&) Institut für Ägyptologie der Universität Wien - Stellenausschreibung für 4 wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen (ägyptische Artefakte und archäobotanische Reste): -- 2 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen zur Fundbearbeitung (Praedoc., 70% Vollzeitäquivalent, über 3 Jahre mit Beginn ab 01.01.2015) -- 2 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen zur Bearbeitung von archäobotanischen Resten (Praedoc., 70% Vollzeitäquivalent. über 3 Jahre mit Beginn ab 01.01.2015) Fragen und Bewerbungen bis 22.8.2014. (#) * (&) Job opening: Petrie Museum Manager Closing Date: 29 Aug 2014 URL * (&) The Graduate School "Distant Worlds: Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies" of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich invites applications for 8 Doctoral-Positions / 2 PostDoc-Positions URL URL * (&) Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri has a tenure-track opening for an assistant professor in the history of the ancient Near East or eastern Mediterranean, specific specialty open: URL First date of consideration will be 9-15-2014 and will continue until the selection process is complete. * (&) The Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC) at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, Jilin Province, P. R. China, invites applications for a full-time Visiting Professorship in Egyptology. The appointment will be fixed term from 1st September 2014 through July 2015, with the possibility of an extension for the following year. (..) No set deadline: the position will remain open until filled, with priority given to early applications. (#) ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) The application deadline of August 1st for the 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program core competition is quickly approaching. The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Of the 584 awards being offered this year, there are over 420 awards available in the field of Archaeology. Of these, 23 are specific to the field, while 402 are All Discipline awards offered in various regions around the world that welcome teaching and/or research proposals in any area of study, including interdisciplinary projects. (..) Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards URL The application deadline for most awards is August 1st. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions, visit our website at URL or contact us at email. * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society is delighted to announce that it will, with the generous support of the British Council, be awarding scholarships to three Egyptian nationals for the pursuit of their research in archaeology/Egyptology in the UK in 2014: URL * (&) Information on the Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants offered by the Archaeological Institute of America may be found at URL --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- [Submitted by Joanne Conman] * I'm pleased to announce our first online study day, September 21, 2014 [with Dr. Edmund S. Meltzer, Ray Grasse, and Joanne Conman] and our fall 2014 class and lecture schedule: URL * (&) Liverpool Ancient Worlds Summer School 2014 (1st September 2014 to 5th September 2014) The Department of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology at the University of Liverpool is pleased to announce the programme for the Ancient Worlds Summer School 2014. This year, we will focus on ancient languages (Hieroglyphs, Coptic, Latin and Greek). You can learn any of these languages with us from beginner level, and alongside the language learning, the courses feature lectures on the history and culture of Egypt, Greece and Rome. During your course, you will be exposed to a range of our unique research and resources. For further information, please visit the website at URL And feel free to contact the organiser, Dr Glenn Godenho at email (Tel: 0151 794 2475). * (&) GlyphStudy, a (free) student run study group on Yahoogroups, will be offering a Beginner’s section in Egyptian Hieroglyphs, to begin September 15, 2014, and using Collier & Manley (How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself). To sign up, (1) send an email (with First and last name and a working email address you check often, and the textbook/section you prefer (ex. C&M 2014)) to the admin at email, and (2) apply to join the main GlyphStudy list by sending an email to email over at GlyphStudy, 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.] * TBA --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * TBA +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- Phoenix, August 17, 2014, 22:30-23:15 "Ausverkauf am Nil: Grabräuber zerstören Ägyptens Weltkultur" -- Phoenix, August 22, 2014, 05:20-06:00 "Die biblischen Plagen (1): Duell am Nil" -- Phoenix, August 22, 2014, 06:00-06;45 "Die biblischen Plagen (2): Finsternis über Ägypten" -- Phoenix, August 22, 2014, 06:45-07:30 "Die biblischen Plagen (3): Flucht aus dem Pharaonenreich" [Exodus] --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- * TBA * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --SOFTWARE-- * TBA --MUSIC & THEATRE-- * TBA --FICTION (NOVELS, GAMES & MOVIES)-- * TBA +++ (VIII) WEBSITES +++ [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:..., 2013; 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: ...., 2014; 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 * "The Textiles and the Tunic of Tutankhamun", by Nancy Arthur Hopkins date: 29 July 2014; 7:30 PM place: Portland State University, Room 238, Smith Memorial Union costs: free and open to the public info: URL info: email (Rebecca Hodgin) d) Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU 15 East 84th Street New York, NY * TBA date: .., 2012; 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 * 43nd annual meeting of NACAL: "The Afroasiatic languages' contribution to general linguistic research" Abstracts of papers are invited before November 15th, 2014. date: February 13 -15, 2015 place: Georgetown University, Washington, DC info: URL 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: ..., 2014; 6:00 PM place: Louisiana Art and Science Museum, 100 River Road South, Downtown Baton Rouge info: email; URL j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 2:30 p.m., place: Room 110, Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley Campus costs: no charge, donations are welcome. info: email k) - l) - m) - n) - o) ARCE / Tennessee Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2012; 7:30 p.m. place: View Room (350), University Center, University of Memphis costs: free, and open to the public. info: email p) - q) ARCE / Arizona Chapter website * TBA date: ..., 2012; 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: .., 2012; 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 * TBA --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7pm place: rm. 215, 4 Bancroft Ave. University of Toronto campus info: email --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: ..., 2013; 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: ..., 2013; 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: .., 2012; 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: ..., 2012; 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 * Petrie Summer Lecture and Study Day: "Rediscovering the Giza Tombs: Reports on the field-work of the Russian Archaeological Mission at Giza", by Dr Eleonora Kormysheva and Dr Maksim Lebenev date: Saturday 19th July 2014 info: email c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * Study Day: "Ancient Animals: Mummies and Mysteries" Speakers include: Prof. Salima Ikram, Dr Joanne Rowland, Prof. Dieter Kessler and Susan Davies. date: Saturday 26th July 2014; 10:00-17:00 place: The Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG info: URL * Seminar: "#Amarnafortheday: The Archaeology and Archives of Amarna" Speakers: Dr Anna Stevens and Dr Kristin Thompson. date: Saturday 30th August 2014; 10:00-16:00 place: EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG info: 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 * TBA date: ..., 2012; 1.30 pm for a 2 pm start place: Main School Hall, Wyvern Technology College, Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Hants SO50 7 AN costs: GBP 3.0 members, GBP 6.0 non-members info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Wales, Swansea * TBA date: ... 2014; 7.00pm place: 'Fulton House 2' Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, GBP3.00 non-members info: tel. 01792 295960 g) Institute of Archaeology, University College London * Conference: "Company of images: modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age (2000-1500 BC)" The purpose of this conference is to explore the fertile imaginary world of Middle Bronze Age Egypt through its material culture and the archaeological sources from which such material is recovered. Abstract deadline: 15 May 2014. date: 18-20 September 2014 costs: due to the limited availability of places please book in advance on line at URL URL info: the final programme is now available at URL info: URL * Conference: "Expanding Boundaries: Science and Theory in Prehistoric Studies" An open discussion between Prehistoric Egyptian/Nubian Studies and World Archaeology. Abstracts of papers are invited before 14 July 2014. date: 24-25 October 2014 place: Petrie Museum/UCL Institute of Archaeology info: URL h) Ashmolean Museum Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH URL * Conference: "Understanding Egyptian Collections: Innovative display and research projects in museums" The conference will focus on innovative ways of conserving, displaying, understanding and interpreting Egyptian collections. date: 1-2 September 2014 info: URL i) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology 2014 date: Monday 28 July 2014; 18.00 info: URL * Annual Egyptological Colloquium: "Ancient Egyptian coffins: craft traditions and functionality" date: 28-29 July 2014 info: URL info: programme and abstracts are now available at URL j) University College London (UCL) * The Sixth Ancient Egyptian Language and Text Workshop (AELT 6) The purpose of AELT is to bring together text-based researchers in Egyptology in the UK and to provide a forum for sharing and discussing ideas, problems and issues. The intention is to highlight work in progress. date: 22 November 2014 info: URL ; email k) The British Association of Near Eastern Archaeologists URL * The 2015 BANEA Conference Abstracts of papers about the general theme ("borders and transitions") or other current issues concerning archaeology and/or history of the Ancient Near East and Egypt, including recent research and current field projects, are invited before is October 1st 2014. date: 7-9 January 2015 place: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and University College London. info: URL ---BANEA South-East/The London Centre for the Ancient Near East--- URL * TBA date: .., 2012: 18.00 place: Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, London WC1. info: email l) Essex Egyptology Group * TBA date: ..., 2012; 3pm place: Spring Lodge Community Centre, Witham, Essex info: email m) Leicestershire Ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ..., 2012; 1:30 for a 2pm start place: Lord Mayors Room, New Walk Museum, Leicester info: email n) University of Birmingham * 2nd Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Nationality, Authority and Individuality in Ancient Egypt" Abstracts of papers invited before 17th October 2014. date: 20th February 2015. info: email o) Early Glass Technology Research Network at University College London URL * Conference: "Things that travelled - Mediterranean Glass in the First Millennium AD” Organised by the Early Glass Technology Research Network at UCL in co-operation with the Association for the History of Glass (AHG)(URL) and the British Museum (URL). Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited before 30 June 2014. date: 28-29 November 2014 (two-day conference) places: The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London W1U; Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1; British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1 costs: regular ticket: 40 GBP; AHG members: 30 GBP; non-UCL students: 20 GBP; free to UCL students info: Daniela Rosenow, email info: call for abstracts at URL p) - q) - r) Oxford University * Current Research in Egyptology XVI: "Travel in Egypt" Abstracts of papers are invited before 15 November 2014. date: April 15–18, 2015 info: email info: URL s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: email * TBA date: 18 March 2014; 19:30 - 21:00 place: New King's 10, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3FX costs: free info: mail info: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: mail info: URL t) - u) John Rylands Research Institute * Conference: "From Egypt to Manchester: unravelling the John Rylands papyrus collection" This conference aims to bring together scholars who are working or have recently worked on the John Rylands papyri. We welcome papers from any period and perspective based on papyri from our collection in any of the languages and scripts attested from the Ptolemaic to the early Arab period; deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2014. date: 4-6 September 2014. place: John Rylands Library, Manchester info: URL info: program at URL URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 14:50 for a 15:00 start place: Leemanszaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden costs: open to all info: email b) - 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 * "A Syrian Palace for the Hyksos in ancient Avaris", by Prof. Dr. Manfred Bietak date: 10 September 2014; 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 b) Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Schlaunstr. 2, 48143 Münster * TBA c) 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 d) Freundeskreis Ägyptologie e.V.: URL * TBA date: ..., 2012; 18:30 place: Philosophicum, Hörsaal P 1, Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz e) Ägyptologisches Institut der Universität Leipzig Goethestrasse 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * TBA 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: ..., 2012, 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) Universität Würzburg * 12th International Congress of Demotic Studies date: Sunday, 31 August - Thursday, 4 September 2014 place: the Toscanasaal of Würzburg's prince-episcopal palace, the Residenz. info: URL info: URL k) Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie Universität zu Köln Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Köln * The second lecture in honorem Philippe Derchain: "The Papyrus Salt 825 in the Light of Recent Research", by Dr. Laurent Coulon date: Wednesday, 22 October 2014; 19:30 place: Hörsaal A2, Hörsaalgebäude, Universität zu Köln 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 --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 * Multidisciplinary Conference on the Sinai Desert. Abstracts of papers are invited before 17 April 2014. date: 29 - 30 November 2014 info: URL 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: Garden Room, British Council, 192 Sharei El-Nil St. Agouza-Cairo. costs: free, all welcome info: email info: URL c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * TBA d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: .. 2014; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) - f) - g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:00 place: 31, Sh. Abu el-Feda, 11211 Cairo-Zamalek info: email h) - i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2014; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email j) Italian Archaeological Centre 14 Champollion str. Midan El Tahrir * TBA date: .., 2012; 5.30 pm 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 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 e) Internationale Gesellschaft für Emperische Literaturwissenschaft (IGEL) * "14th Conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media" Proposals for conference papers are invited before January 15th 2014. The conference might be of interest to Egyptologists involved in literary studies and/or digital and empirical approaches to research. date: 21-25 July 2014 place: University of Torino/Turin info: URL --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) University of Liège Place du 20-Août 7, B-4000 Liège * Conference: "Deir el-Medina and the Theban Necropolis in Contact: Describing the interactions within and outside the community of workmen." Abstracts of papers are invited before 20 May 2014 at email. date: 27-29 October 2014 --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA b) Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba Doctor Esquerdo, 16 - 6º derecha, Madrid 28028 * TBA date: ..., 2013; 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 c) Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) * International Seminar in Coptic Papyrology Students and graduates from fields such as Coptology, Egyptology, Papyrology, Classics, religious studies, Ancient History, Arabic studies, or Byzantine studies are invited to participate, provided they have acquired a solid knowledge of Coptic. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2014. date: 6-13 July 2014 place: Barcelona costs: EUR 300 (incl. accommodation); the number of places is restricted to 15. info: URL English version at URL d) - e) - f) Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha URL * V Congreso Ibérico de Egiptología [5th Iberian Congress of Egyptology] date: Monday, 9 March 2015 - Thursday, 12 March 2015 place: Cuenca (Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) info: URL Call for Papers (in Portuguese): URL Call for Papers (in Spanish): URL Registration: until 30st June, 2014 [registration form at URL] Congress organizational committee: Dr. Antonio Pérez Largacha (President); Dr. Immaculada Vivas Sanz (Vice-president); and Ms. Sara Arroyo Cuadra (Secretary) --AUSTRALIA-- a) Macquarie University, Sydney * Third Australasian Egyptology Conference date: July 16 - 18, 2014 info: URL URL --DANMARK-- a) Comité international pour l'Égyptologie (CIPEG) in the International Council of Museums (ICOM) URL * Annual CIPEG Conference 2014: "Archaeological Sources and Resources in the Context of Museums" date: 26th - 29th of August 2014 place: Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen info: URL --SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ...2013; 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) - c) International Society for Nubian Studies * 13th International Conference for Nubian Studies date: 1 - 6 September 2014 place: Université de Neuchâtel info: email info: URL --SWEDEN-- a) - --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * 5th International Congress for Young Egyptologists (ICYE) date: 16 - 20 September 2015 place: Wien --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * Conference: "Burial and Mortuary Practices in Late Period and Graeco-Roman Egypt" Abstracts of papers are invited before 7th February 2014. date: 18 - 19 July 2014 info: URL --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 * International conference: “The Crossroads II, or There and Back Again” Dedicated to the study of relations between Egypt, the Aegean, the Levant and the Sudan in the Second and First Millennia B.C.E. date: 15-18 September 2014. info: URL info: updated programme and abstracts at URL --POLAND-- a) - --BRAZIL-- a) - --CROATIA-- a) Archaeological Museum Zagreb * 7th International Conference of Egyptologists (CECE7): "Egypt 2015: Perpectives of Research” date: Spring 2015 info: 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) Arizona Science Center 600 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 8500 URL * "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" date: May 31, 2014 - September 1, 2014 This interactive exhibit features 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 was earlier at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009), Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (October 24, 2010 - January 2, 2011), the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) (January 29, 2011 - May 1, 2011), the Mayborn Museum (May 28, 2011 - September 5, 2011), the Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines (November 25, 2011 - April 29, 2012), the Museum of Science, Boston (May 27, 2012 - September 3, 2012), the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (October 13, 2012 - January 1, 2013), the Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland ( February 2, 2013 - April 28, 2013), the Saint Louis Science Center (May 25, 2013 - September 2, 2013) and the Don Harrington Discovery Center, Amarillo, TX (September 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014), and the Connecticut Science Center, Hartford (February 1, 2014 - May 4, 2014). info: URL info: press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL b) The Oriental Institute Museum University of Chicago 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago IL 60637 URL * "In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East" date: April 8 [was: 7], 2014 - January 4, 2015. info: URL info: source - URL "Around forty other memorials, images, texts, and artifacts from the Oriental Institute's collection and from lending institutions will highlight the widespread use of stone effigies and food and drink offerings in the Near East and Egypt to commune with the dead. An epilogue will focus on echoes of these traditions in modern festivals of remembrance. (...)" info: press report at URL URL c) Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Kelsey, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390 URL * "Death Dogs: The Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt" date: February 6, 2015 - May 3, 2015 The exhibition will explore the history of Anubis, Wepwawet, and the other jackal gods of ancient Egypt and decipher their complex roles in Egyptian religion and understandings of death and the afterlife. The show will also explore the lasting appeal of these dogs as vivid symbols of ancient Egypt in modern times. info: URL d) Robert W. Fullerton Art Museum, California State University San Bernadino 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 URL * "Treasures from Ancient Egypt: Selection from the Permanent Collection" date: September 1, 2012 - July 31, 2014 [prolongation; was July 31, 2013] info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) a new exhibition featuring RAFFMA’s permanent collection of Egyptian antiquities is tentatively set to open in the spring of 2015. (..)" URL "(..) “We own about 250 ancient Egyptian objects and have about 170 on loan,” museum director Eva Kirsch said. (..) The museum has added to its collection every year. It has plans to renovate the display for a new ancient Egypt exhibition to open in early 2015." URL Slideshow of photos of objects e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments & Amulets" date: November 19, 2009 - longterm installation [2nd prolongation; was: till June 30, 2013] Features thirty-five representations of individual body parts from the Brooklyn Museum's ancient Egyptian collection, many of which are displayed for the first time. This exhibition uses fragments of sculptures and objects created as distinct elements to illuminate the very realistic depiction of individual body parts in canonical Egyptian sculpture. info: URL * "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" date: July 24, 2013 - December 2014 [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 f) Brownsville Museum of Fine Art. 660 E. Ringgold St., Brownsville, TX 78520 URL * "King Tutankhamun, Egyptian Treasures" date: November 11, 2013 - October 2014 [was: November 7, 2013 - February 28, 2014] Displays an estimated 165 objects (of which about 80 original artefacts (2000BC-800BC), the rest vintage replicas of KV62 items) from the private collection of Giovanni Amin. Opening gala on Nov. 7, open to the general public on Nov. 11. info: URL info: press reports at URL URL URL URL info: press report at URL "A 15-foot-tall sculpture inspired by King Tutankhamun's stone monuments arrived at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art Monday afternoon as workers inside the museum continued preparing the facility for the opening of the Egyptian Treasures exhibit (..). Although the temporary exhibit will only be in town through October 2014, the large statue - the work of Miguel Antonio Horn - will be on permanent display in front of the museum's entrance. (..)" info: press report at URL g) South Florida Science Center and Aquarium 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 URL * "Afterlife: The Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt" date: November 2014 - April 2015 info: source - URL "(..) features a replica of the tomb of Pharaoh Thutmosis III, a Rammeside male mummy believed to be the son of Ramses II (identified by CT scan on an History Channel episode), and more than 250 original Egyptian artifacts. (..)" URL "(..) In addition to more than 250 artifacts --- which include mummies, mummy cases and objects buried with Egyptian royalty --- the exhibition will also feature a replica of the tomb of Pharaoh Thutmosis III. (..) That exhibit will open in early to mid-November and close after Easter 2015, Crampton said. (..)"" h) - i) Science Museum of Western Virginia 1 Market Square SE #4, Roanoke, VA 24011 URL * "Wonderful Things From The Pharaoh's Tomb" date : June 14, 2014 - January 4, 2015 Travelling exhibition that features 124 replicas of items from Tutankhamun's tomb. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL j) San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: October 11, 2014 - April 26, 2015. The travelling exhibition with more than 1,000 reproductions of artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Currently at Kansas City’s Union Station (April 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014). info:URL info: press reports at URL URL With video. URL k) Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104 URL * "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt" date: October 18, 2014 - January 18, 2015 [was: TBA] Exhibition with more than 100 items from the Brooklyn Museum, including drawings and sculptures, as well as the mummified remains of dogs, cats, birds, snakes and crocodiles. Currently on display at the Bowers Museum, Santa Ana (March 22, 2014- June 15, 2014). info: URL info: source -URL l) - m) - n) Freer Gallery of Art Jefferson Dr. and 12th St., SW Washington, DC URL URL * "The Nile and Ancient Egypt" date: December 7, 2013 - TBA (indefinitely) 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 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 2014 - ongoing Displays highlights of the Staten Island Museum's permanent collections. 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) TBA San Antonio, Texas * "Animales sagrados egipcios: Un viaje a los secretos de la momificación" [Egyptian sacred animals: a journey into the secrets of mummification] date: TBA, 2014 Exhibition of eleven ancient Egyptian animal mummies, plus a collection of amulets and other funerary objects (a total of 220 objects). It also features (via videos) the results of the research (CT scans etc) conducted on the mummies by an interdisciplinary team of the University of Navarra since 2009. Earlier at (a.o.) the Museo Romano Oiasso, Irun (December 20, 2012 - April 14/15, 2013), the Bibat: Arkeologia - Fournier de Naipes Museoa, Vitoria-Gasteiz (25 April 2013 - 28 July 2013), and the Casa de los Botines, León (2 September 2013 - 20 October 2013). Currently at the Museo de la Siderurgia y la Minería, Sabero (León) (1 November 2013 - 5 January 2014). The exhibition might go to Cistierna before it moves to the USA. info: URL info: press report at URL "El Instituto Bíblico se lanza a la 'conquista' de América. El museo que dirige el leonés Jesús García Recio y que atesora en un ala de San Isidoro la colección Van Dijk -un millar de piezas de las primeras civilizaciones- abre una sede en Texas. (..) El Museo-Instituto Bíblico de León, que cuenta con 'delegaciones' en Cistierna, Madrid, Valladolid, Santiago de Compostela y Vitoria, planea organizar en la ciudad tejana exposiciones como la de Animales sagrados egipcios. Un viaje a los secretos de la momificación, expuesta recientemente en el edificio Gaudí y que ahora se traslada a Cistierna, tras haber recorrido Pamplona, Tudela, Irún y Vitoria. (..)" r) - s) Providence, RISD 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903 URL * "Reopening Egyptian galleries" date: June 13, 2014 - ongoing info: press releases at URL "The RISD Museum welcomes visitors to an entire floor of newly renovated galleries for ancient Egyptian art, Asian art, and costume and textiles. (..) Fresh installations of ancient Egyptian and Asian art include two prominent visitor favorites: the mummy and coffin of the Egyptian priest Nesmin (ca. 250 BCE) and the monumental Dainichi Nyorai Buddha (ca. 1150-1200). (..)" URL "(..) For the first time, the coffin of the Egyptian priest Nesmin can be seen open, giving visitors an intimate look at the underside of the lid and the image of the goddess Nut on the inside of the coffin base. (...) URL "The RISD Museum's two Egyptian galleries contain works of art dating back to 3500 BCE. (..) A careful look at objects provides insight into ancient Egyptian artistic training and practice. Incised lines on a recently acquired small Sculptor's Model of a Striding King (305-250 BCE), for example, may have guided an artist in the principles of proportions, allowing for the creation of colossal sculptures. (..)" info: file with labels of the ancient Egyptian objects on display - URL A few photos at URL info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press reports at URL URL t) Art Institute of Chicago 111 South Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60603 URL * "When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt after Alexander the Great" date: October 31, 2013 - July 27, 2014 On display are over 75 artworks, including gilded mummy masks, luxury glass, magical amulets, and portraits in stone and precious metals, that demonstrates the integration of foreign styles while also paying tribute to the enduring legacy of ancient Egypt's distinctive visual culture. info: URL info: blog report at URL "For the first time in over 50 years, 38 ancient Egyptian amulets are on view in When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt After Alexander the Great, a special exhibition in gallery 154 of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art. Despite their diminutive size, these amulets pack a lot of power and magic (..)" With some nice photos of amulets on display. info: a new blog report at URL info: press reports at URL URL 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 - TBA 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) - w) The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 URL * Closed for renovation date: July 1, 2012 - Fall 2015 [was: till July 1, 2014] info: URL x) The Yale University Art Gallery 1111 Chapel Street (at York Street) New Haven, Connecticut URL * "Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire" date: August 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015 The exhibition will feature objects from across the Roman empire [incl. Egypt], many of which have rarely or never before been on view. info: URL Photos of objects: URL y) Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge URL * "Reopening Harvard Art Museums" date: November 16, 2014 [was: Fall 2014] - ongoing (permanent collection) info: URL "(..) The curators of ancient art and coins are thrilled to have great new spaces to display works from the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, whose dates span over four millennia, from Old Kingdom Egypt to the Byzantine Empire. (..)". URL "The galleries of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler museums are currently closed so that we may complete the final phases of our renovation and expansion project. A new state-of-the-art Harvard Art Museums facility designed by Renzo Piano will unite the three museums and open at our historic 32 Quincy Street location in the fall of 2014." info: source - URL "(..) The Harvard Art Museums---comprising the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum---will open their new Renzo Piano Building Workshop-designed facility to the public on November 16, 2014. (..) The Arthur M. Sackler Museum has one of the most significant collections of Asian art in the West, (..) it also includes important collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Near Eastern Art, a major numismatic collection, and paintings, ceramics, and extraordinary works on paper from Islamic lands and India. (...)" z) Fort Worth Museum of Science and History 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, TX 76107 URL * "Indiana Jones^(TM) and the Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibition" date: March 8, 2014 - August 10, 2014 The film series is used as both a starting point and a backdrop for an introduction to the real science of field archaeology. info: URL za) - zb) - zc) Union Station 30 West Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO. 64108 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: April 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014 First venue in North America to host this travelling exhibition of more than 1,000 reproductions of artifacts found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL (with photo gallery and video) info: URL info: press reports at URL URL info: press reports at URL "(..) It will include more than 1,000 reproductions of artifacts found in of Egyptian pharaoh's tomb, including the famous golden mask that covered the mummy's face, the alabaster canopic jars, his golden throne and his ceremonial chariot. (..) The artifacts inside include barges for the afterlife, jewelry and furniture, three nesting coffins, colorful wall paintings and figures of various gods. After passing through the four chambers, visitors will be able to inspect tomb replicas more closely in the second half of the exhibit. (..)" URL info: press report (with video) about the making of a 32-foot-tall polystyrene statue of Anubis that will be the sentinel for the exhibition: URL info: press report (with video) at URL Other press reports: URL URL info: press report at URL info: English press report at URL zd) Buffalo Museum of Science 1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14211 URL * "Mummies of the World" date: April 12, 2014 - September 21 [was: 7], 2014 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). info: URL info: URL info: press reports at URL URL URL With video. URL info: URL info: press report at URL info: press report at URL With video of TV report. info: press report at URL info: ticket sale end date at URL info: English press report at URL ze) Milwaukee Public Museum 800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233 URL * Reopening Ancient Galleries date: 2015 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. --CANADA-- a) The Old Port of Montreal / Viex-Port de Montréal Hangar 16, Clock Tower Quai / Hangar 16, Quay de l'Horloge Montréal (Québec) URL (English) URL (French) * "The Treasures of Tutankhamun / Les Trésors de Toutankhamon" The travelling exhibition with more than 400 reproductions of artefacts from KV62. date: July 11, 2014 - August 26 [was: 31], 2014 info: (English) URL (French) URL info: (English) URL (French) URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL info: English press report at URL With slide-show. info: French press report at URL "(..) Constituée de répliques d'objets découverts en 1922 dans la tombe du pharaon, la visite éducative intéressera les jeunes et les amateurs d'Égypte ancienne. (..)" b) - c) Telus World of Science 11211 -- 142 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5M 4A1 URL * "Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology" date: October 11, 2014 - early 2015 The film series is used as both a starting point and a backdrop for an introduction to the real science of field archaeology. This travelling exhibition features an extensive collection of Indiana Jones film materials from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, along with photos and videos and artifacts from the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. Earlier it will be at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth (March 8, 2014 - August 10, 2014). info: URL info: press report (with video) at URL d) THEMUSEUM 10 King Street West, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3 URL * "Unwrapping Egypt" date: May 15, 2014 - January 4 [was: 15], 2015 Touring exhibition that features over 400 museum-quality replica artifacts focusing on the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The exhibition has toured Hong Kong, Japan, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and North America. info: URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL info: press release at URL "THEMUSEUM announced today a new collaboration with the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) to bring a three thousand year old mummy called "Justine" to display at its new Unwrapping Egypt exhibition. (..) The Mummy and coffin were found at Deir el-Bahari in Egypt and excavated in 1904 by Edouard Naville, a colleague of the ROM's first Director, Charles Trick Currelly. Justine was named by Gayle Gibson, a ROM Egyptologist, and is believed to be the wife of a wab-priest in the 21st or 22nd dynasty of Egypt and to have died in her late 20s.(..)" [Note here it says the exhibition will continue through February 2015 - contrary to what the ticket office suggests. AKE] --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "Ancient Lives, New Discoveries" [was: "Ancient Lives: New Encounters with Egypt and Sudan"] date: 22 May 2014 - 30 November 2014 info:URL "The exhibition will introduce visitors to eight real people who were mummified in ancient Egypt and Sudan. Using the latest technology to understand the mummies, the exhibition will unlock hidden secrets to build up a picture of their lives in the Nile Valley over a remarkable 4,000 years -- from prehistoric Egypt to Christian Sudan.(..)" info: URL "(..) This exhibition will explore the lives of eight people, who lived across a period of 5000 years between 3500BC and AD1500. From the daughter of a priest, to a temple singer and a child, this exhibition will get up close and personal with these individuals by understanding the food they ate, their mummification, their health and beliefs. Visitors will be invited to discover for themselves the mysteries of mummification through artefacts, interactive exhibits and other digital media." info: press report, with video, at URL URL info: press reports at URL With photos of CT scans and coffin of Tayesmutengebtiu. URL idem URL idem, incl. photos of a bronze razor and a toy horse. URL URL URL URL info: (English) press report (with video) at URL info: (English) press report (with audio interview with Dr John Taylor) at URL info: other English press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL With slideshow. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL info: press reports at URL URL With photo gallery. info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL About the mummy of Tjayasetimu: "(..) What the curators found was the remarkably well-preserved body of the girl, who stood a little over 4ft tall. The scans showed she still had a full head of shoulder-length hair, her face still in good condition and even milk teeth pushing through her gums. The discoveries enabled curators to estimate the little girl’s age at about seven years old, possibly as old as nine, and far younger than previously thought. (..) The hieroglyphs spelt out her name, meaning “the goddess Isis shall seize them” – a name that offered protection from evil spirits. They also gave her job title as “singer of the interior”, an important post in the [Amun] temple choir. (..) Tjayasetimu is a rare mummy, one of only three known in existence from that period in which the hands and feet are visible. (..) " With video. info: Spanish press report at URL info: new entry at the BM blog - URL info: English press reports (with pictures of mummy scans) at: URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL With a video of a TV report. info: English press report at URL Looks more closely at the scanning of the 'dancing woman' mummy that turned out to be that of a man. With photos. info: Italian press report at URL Includes an English video report: "Virtual autopsy: exploring a natural mummy from early Egypt" [6:55 mins.] info: Spanish press reports at URL URL Includes an English video report: " Scanning for the secrets of mummies" info: programme of events and lectures is available at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: French press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL [new] info: German press reports at URL "Londoner Forscher schickten acht Mumien in den Computertomografen. So wurden Abszesse sichtbar, aber auch Speisereste oder ein vergessener Spachtel. Das Ergebnis ist jetzt im British Museum zu sehen.(..)" info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL * Reopening of the "Early Egypt" Gallery (Room 64) date: 1 July [was: 7 June] 2014 - ongoing info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Of the 59 Jebel Sahaba victims, skeletal material from two has been included in the new Early Egypt gallery, which is permanent. The display includes flint arrowhead fragments and a healed forearm fracture. (..)" b) Ashmolean Museum Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH URL * "Discovering Tutankhamun" date: 24 July 2014 - 2 November 2014 Objects of the Amarna Period alongside material from the archives of Oxford's Griffith Institute will tell the story of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, its popular appeal, and will explore how modern Egyptologists are reinterpreting the evidence. info: URL info: URL The exhibition will feature many items from the Carter archive of the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford. This blog will provide insights into the organisation of this exhibition. info: promo video at URL info: URL Photos of 13 pieces from the MMA that are in the exhibition. info: press report at URL "(..) The Ashmolean's summer exhibition displays objects from ancient Egypt's Amarna Period (about 1350-1330 BC) with material from the archives of Oxford's Griffith Institute, celebrating its 75th year in 2014, to tell the story of the discovery of the tomb, its popular appeal, and to explore how modern Egyptologists continue to interpret the evidence. (..) Discovering Tutankhamun brings together objects, photographs, and archive material from leading collections to tell the story of the search for the tomb, the painstaking recording of its contents, and the research that continues to illuminate Tutankhamun and his world. On display are Harry Burton's iconic photographs, Carter's hand-written diaries, and the sketches and records made in the tomb as it was cleared from 1922-32. Much of this material from the Tutankhamun archive in the University of Oxford's Griffith Institute, has never before been exhibited in public. Other highlights include some of the finest art from the Amarna Period on loan from major international museums and from the Ashmolean's own superb collections. Objects which illustrate the frenzied enthusiasm for ancient Egyptian art and culture, including 1920s jewellery and fashion, decorative arts, and vintage posters and advertisements, explore the 1920s 'Tutmania' and the fascination with Tutankhamun which endures today. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL With examples of “Tut-mania”. URL "(..) Only when we are halfway through my guided tour of Discovering Tutankhamun does Liam McNamara, the Ashmolean Museum’s assistant keeper of Ancient Egypt, drop his bombshell. “These botanical samples,” he says, pointing to a small heap of seeds, “are the only items in the exhibition actually from the tomb.” That announcement might seem like the most enormous letdown. In fact, it points to something far more exciting. (..)" [Remainder only for newspaper subscribers] URL URL URL "(..) The present Lord Carnarvon (..) attended the exhibition opening and says the curse is nonsense. "Though the lights did all go out in Cairo, and his dog died here at home, at the exact moment he died," he added thoughtfully. " URL "(..) But despite the fame and importance of the tomb, specialists say that its contents have still not been properly studied and catalogued, nearly a century after its discovery. “The real curse is that too few scholars have devoted attention to the contents of the tomb,” says Paul Collins, the co-curator of “Discovering Tutankhamun” (..)" URL info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) With most of Tutankhamun's treasures too fragile to travel from Cairo, the only items in the exhibition from the tomb are some watermelon seeds and almonds that were left to feed Tutankhamen for eternity. "We've looked at the gold, but there's a lot more hidden behind it," explains the exhibition's co-curator Dr Paul Collins. "One of the biggest discoveries we made in putting this together was that only 30% of the objects from the tomb have actually been the subject of detailed scholarly study." The Ashmolean show focuses on the story of Carter's discovery and how it sparked a wave of "Tut-mania" across the globe. (..)" info: English press reports at URL "Discovering Tutankhamun brings together objects, photographs, and archive material from leading collections to tell the story of the search for the tomb, the painstaking recording of its contents, and the research that continues to illuminate Tutankhamun and his world. On display are Harry Burton’s iconic photographs, Carter’s hand-written diaries, and the sketches and records made in the tomb as it was cleared from 1922–32. Much of this material from the Tutankhamun archive in the University of Oxford’s Griffith Institute, has never before been exhibited in public. (..)" URL "(..) The only items on show from the tomb itself are handfuls of seeds—almonds, persea and watermelon—that were buried for the king’s spirit to use in the afterlife (and which are kept in the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew). The rest of the show is more patchy. One large room is devoted to the Tut-mania that took hold in the 1920s on both sides of the Atlantic. Besides press cuttings, posters, and a 1923 Bakelite record of a hit song called “Old King Tut”, it features a scattering of pharaoh-inspired items: a “Tuttoom” board game, a hand-beaded lurex jacket, a Cartier diamond brooch, a biscuit tin. One eye-catching object is a tall ritual couch ornamented with animal heads that was crafted by a sculptor in Hull. The final section, of ancient art, includes an elegant limestone head of Tutankhamun borrowed from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and a granite statue of the boy-king from the British Museum. (..)" URL URL "(..) If visitors arrive with expectation to find an abundance of ancient Egyptian relics, it is likely they will be disappointed. Instead, Discovering Tutankhamun is about the process of discovery itself. As a result, displays mainly comprise paintings and photographs used for cataloguing. Howard Carter came to Egyptology through his skills as a draughtsman and artist, commissioned to copy hieroglyphic inscriptions and tomb paintings at the age of seventeen. The archaeologist’s analytical drawings and watercolours are the highlight of the exhibition, particularly his imaginative reconstruction of a horse bridled with the trappings found within the Antechamber. At times it feels as much an art exhibition as an historical one. (..)" info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL c) The Garstang Museum of Archaeology University of Liverpool, 14 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 7WZ URL * "Reopening of refurbished and redesigned galleries" date: 17 July 2014 (Preview day only) [NB: The museum will only be open regularly on Wednesdays 10am-4pm from the beginning of August 2014 onwards] info: "There will be a few events held at the museum from July 17th onwards, before we fully open to the public at the beginning of August. (..)" [source: FB] Many objects that have never before been on public display will be exhibited (incl. some Predynastic ones). info: source - URL "(..) The collection includes objects excavated in Egypt, the Aegean, Sudan, Jericho, Anatolia and Great Britain. (..) The Garstang Museum is currently being refurbished and is due to re-open in early 2014.(..)" info: English blog entry by Julia Thorne, with photos of the opening day and of the displays, at URL info: English press release at URL About the making of the Museum's Beni Hasan Mural. d) Stranraer Museum The Old Town Hall, 55 George Street, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway DG9 URL * "Ancient Egyptians at Stranraer Museum" date: 14 June 2014 - 6 September 2014 An exhibition with hands-on activities and mini reconstructions. info: URL e) Fleetwood Museum 6-7 Queens Terrace, Fleetwood FY7 6BT URL * "From Egypt's Sands to Northern Hills" date: cancelled [was: March 29, 2013 - June 9, 2013] Exhibition of objects from the excavations of John Garstang. It was earlier at Kendal Museum (April 1, 2011 - September 30, 2011), Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery (October 22, 2011 - March 16, 2012), and Towneley Hall Museum (March 28, 2012 - June 28, 2012). Will move to the Museum of Lancashire, Preston (November 15, 2012 - January 20, 2013) and the Lancaster City Museum (January 25, 2013 - mid-March 2013). info: source - URL info: URL f) The Atkinson Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB URL * Opening of the new Egyptology gallery date: 24 October 2014 - ongoing info: URL "(..) This stunning collection of Egyptology will be back on display for the first time in 40 years. The Egyptology gallery will offer visitors the chance to travel back thousands of years to the time of the pharaohs. Visitors will be given the opportunity to get up close and personal with a mummy and will be able to marvel at rare paddle dolls, magnificent jewellery and beadwork, a sarcophagus lid nearly 3000 years old and perfectly preserved leather sandals worn by an ancient Egyptian over 4500 years ago. (..)" info: some info in a flyer at URL info: English press release at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The collection belonged to female adventurer Anne Goodison who collected it in the late 1800s. Anne's husband George was a civil engineer and local landowner, after whom Everton FC's ground was named. It comprises 1,000 pieces, collected on trips to Egypt before the tomb of Tutankhamen was even discovered. It was housed in her own museum room at her family home. After her demise in 1906 aged 61, her husband had no interest in the collection and sold it to a local man, Mr T. Davies, who donated it to Bootle Museum and Gallery. When the building closed in the 1970s it was transferred to The Atkinson where it has been kept in storage until now. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL g) Manchester Museum The University of Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL URL * title TBA [on votive animal mummies] date: September 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. info: source - Petrie Museum FB and URL info: blog report about the preparations for the exhibition - URL h) Buckingham Palace SW1A 1AA London * "Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East" date: October 31, 2014 - February 22, 2015 This exhibition documents the journey of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1862 to Egypt, Palestine and the Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece, via the work of British photographer Francis Bedford (1815-94) who accompanied him. The exhibition includes archaeological material brought back to Britain by the Prince of Wales from the excavations he had visited during his tour - e.g., a statue of the 12th Dynasty queen Senet, the BD papyrus of Nesmin, the stela of Nakhtmontu, and scarabs. Earlier in Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh (March 8, 2013 - July 21, 2013). info: URL i) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT * "A Fusion of Worlds: Ancient Egypt, African Art and Identity in Modernist Britain" date: 11 March 2014 - 24 May 2014 An exploration of the ways in which modernist artists - Jacob Epstein, Edna Manley and Ronald Moody - have been inspired by Ancient Egypt. info: URL info: blog report at URL info: video of UCL at URL j) Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery Barker St, Shrewsbury SY1 1QH** URL * "Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth from Myth" date: 24 January 2015 - 26 April 2015 The travelling exhibition with more than 150 objects from the collections of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Birmingham Museums. Currently at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery (15 March 2014 - 25 May 2014). info: source: URL k) - l) - m) - n) The Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UW. URL * "Harry Burton's Photographs" date: November 4, 2012 - TBA info: press report at URL "The Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester is celebrating the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb in the Valley of the Kings. From this week it is showing an exhibition on the photographic images of Harry Burton who documented the discovery. (..) The duotone reproductions in the exhibit concentrate on three years of Howard Carter's work in the tomb from the break-in until the revelation of the famous Golden Mask of the young pharaoh. " --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 * "Luxor toen en nu" [Luxor then and now] date: April 2, 2014 - October 31, 2014 Exhibition of photographs made by Egyptologist Robert J. Demarée in and around Luxor between 1960 and 2010. info: URL c) - d) Drents Museum Brink 1, 9401 HS Assen URL * "Mummies. Overleven na de dood" [Mummies - Surviving after death] date: 4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014 Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. info: URL info: English flyer at URL info: press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: press reports (in English and German) at URL URL info: a book about the exhibition has been released: Vincent Vilsteren, Mummies - Overleven na de dood. WBooks, 2014. Hb, 192 pp. ISBN: 9789462580046 URL With 17 online preview pages. info: press report at URL info: press release at URL The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Budapest, Luxembourg, Hildesheim, Basel, Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. --GERMANY-- a) Martin von Wagner Museum Antikensammlung Residenzplatz 2 A, 97070 Würzburg URL * "GRiechisch - ägYPTISCH. Tonfiguren vom Nil" [Greek - Egyptian - Cryptic. Terracotta figurines from the Nile] date: 16 October 2013 - 5 October 2014 [prolongation; was: till 27 July 2014] About 200 terracotta figurines from Greco-Roman Egypt, stemming from private collections and on view for the first time. info: press release at URL Flyer: URL info: URL info: press reports at URL "Als Alexander der Große Ägypten eroberte, legte er die Grundlage für eine der ersten multikulturellen Gesellschaften. Die Dynastie der Ptolemäer trat das Erbe der Pharaonen an, griechische und ägyptische Traditionen und Bräuche verschmolzen im Laufe der folgenden Jahrhunderte. Was am Nil entstand, war eine bunte Welt aus Göttern und Tieren, Nationalitäten und verschiedenen Kulturen. Ein Abbild jener Zeit ist derzeit im Würzburger Martin-von-Wagner- Museum zu sehen: Rund 200 Tonfiguren vom Nil erzählen vom Alltagsleben und der feinen Gesellschaft, von Sehnsüchten und erotischen Fantasien in der Spätzeit Ägyptens.(..)" URL info: press report at URL "Die tönernen Zeugen ägyptischer Kulturgeschichte stammen aus der Privatsammlung des Ägypten-Kenners Friedrich Gütte, der sie im Kunsthandel erworben hatte. Ein Jahr lang haben Studierende des Instituts für Altertumswissenschaften an Konzept und Ausführung der Ausstellung gefeilt, um den Figuren ihre Rätsel zu entlocken. In zehn Vitrinen wird jetzt die thematische Vielfalt der Figuren nach Leitmotiven gebündelt: (...)" info: press report at URL "(..) Da steht eine ganze Welt auf tönernen Füßen. Und das ganz wörtlich: Gut 100 spannenlange Figürchen tummeln sich in den Vitrinen im Würzburger Martin-von-Wagner-Museum. Götter, Gesindel und Getier -- und was die Kleinplastiken noch alles darstellen mögen -- sind samt und sonders aus Ton. Sie legen Zeugnis ab von einer der ersten multikulturellen Gesellschaften der Menschheit: Ägypten war in der Zeit nach der Eroberung durch Alexander den Großen (332 bis 331 vor Christus) und unter den römischen Kaisern ein Völkergemisch aus Griechen, Römern und Ägyptern. Die Alltagskunst spiegelte das wider. Sie vereinte Elemente und Ideen aus den verschiedenen Kulturen und sorgte so für eine Art Völkerverständigung -- zumindest im Bereich der Kunst. (..)" info: URL info: German press report at URL b) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * "Von der Antike bis zur Moderne - Tierdarstellungen aus vier Jahrtausenden in der Sammlung Preuß" [From antiquity to modern age - animal presentations of four millenia in the Preuß collection] date: 22 May 2014 - 28 September 2014 info: URL info: source - URL info: German press report at URL "Fast beiläufig stellte sich heraus, dass die von Ursula und Karl-Heinz Preuß zusammengetragene Kunstsammlung eine Vielzahl aussagekräftiger Tierdarstellungen enthält. (..)" info: German press report at URL * "Bronzen -- Gusstechnik und Kunstwerke pharaonischer Zeit" date: 23 October 2014 - 19 April 2015 info: source - URL c) LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern Grubenweg 5, 44388 Dortmund URL * "Über Unterwelten. Zeichen und Zauber des anderen Raums" date: 29 March 2014 - 2 November 2014 info: URL info: press release at URL Among the objects on display are a mummy and three ushabtis from the Diakonie-Museum Düsseldorf. info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL d) - e) Albertinum Georg-Treu-Platz, 01067 Dresden * "Nach Ägypten! Die Reisen von Max Slevogt und Paul Klee" [To Egypt! The travels of Max Slevogt and Paul Klee] date: April 30, 2014 - August 3, 2014 "Over the centuries, Egypt has been a source of inspiration to many artists, including Max Slevogt (1868-1932) and Paul Klee (1879- 1940). Their intense examination of the country and its culture going back millennia inspired both artists to create impressive pictures, now placed alongside one another for the first time. (...) With 150 exhibits including selected examples of Ancient Egyptian art, touchscreen applications and video boxes showing historical photographs, the exhibition takes visitors on a quick tour of this corner of art history, giving a direct impression of the journeys undertaken by these two artists." info: (in German: ) URL (in English: ) URL f) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst München Gabelsbergerstraße 35, 80333 München URL * "Nofretete - tête-à-tête. Wie Kunst gemacht wird" [was: "Tea with Nefertiti. Wie Kunst gemacht wird. Künstler -- Museum -- Publikum"] date: 7 May 2014 - 7 September 2014 The exhibition examines our perceptions of an artwork from three distinct perspectives: the artist, the museum, and the public. Through revisiting the contested histories of how Egyptian collections have been amassed by numerous museums from the 19th century onwards, it brings together antiquities, modernist works, archives, and 26 international contemporary artists and artist collectives. Among the antiquities is a number of Pharaonic, Coptic, Islamic and Orientalist works. The exhibition was earlier at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar (November 17, 2012 - March 31, 2013), under the title "Tea with Nefertiti: The Making of the Artwork by the Artist, the Museum and the Public", and at the Institut du monde arabe, Paris (April 23, 2013 - September 8, 2013), under the title "Le théorème de Néfertiti"; currently it is at the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM) (7 November 2013 - 26 January 2014), and it is said to travel to BOZAR, Brussels, in 2014. info: URL info: URL info: source - URL "(..) The exhibition will travel to the Museum of Egyptian Art (Staatlichen Museum Ägyptischer Kunst -- SMAK) in Munich where it will be on show from April until September. (..) A bilingual catalogue (German/English) edition [is] to be published by SMAK." info: news blog at URL info: press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) More than 100 artworks, produced in different media by 26 modern and contemporary artists from Egypt and across the globe, are juxtaposed with Ancient Egyptian, Islamic and Coptic archival material in this exhibition. (..)" info: German press report at URL "An ihr kommt keiner vorbei. Nofretete schafft es locker, auch in einer Ausstellung mit Werken der Klassischen Moderne und der aktuellen Kunst prägend präsent zu sein. Das nicht nur, weil sie Künstler inspiriert, sondern weil sie ein tolles Werbe-Instrument ist. (...) Direktorin Sylvia Schoske wollte die Präsentation ?nicht eins zu eins übernehmen?. Ihre Intervention gibt ?Nofretete tête-á-tête. Wie Kunst gemacht wird? einen fabelhaften Schub: Denn viele Werke sind direkt in die Dauerausstellung der altägyptischen Exponate integriert, und zwar auch lustige und respektlose." info: audio report "Nofretete im Ägyptischen Museum München" [3:53 mins.] at URL info: German press reports at URL URL "Die hintergründige Schau beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, wie Kunst gemacht wird ? durch Einflüsse, die der Künstler in sein Werk aufnimmt, durch Museen, die Objekte versichern und ausstellen, und schließlich durch das Publikum, das Kunstwerke auch außerhalb des musealen Raumes wahrnimmt." g) 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: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL h) Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte Rathausstraße 75-79, D-66333 Völklingen * "Ägypten - Götter. Menschen. Pharaonen. Meisterwerke aus dem Museo Egizio Turin" [Egypt - Gods. People. Pharaohs. Masterpieces from the Egyptian Museum, Turin] date: 25 July 2014 - 22 February 2015 The world of the gods and daily life will be shown in some 200 exhibits from the Egyptian Museum, Turin. info: press release at URL info: press report at URL "(..) Zu sehen sind zudem Steinplastiken, Behälter für die Eingeweide, Alabastergefäße und Papyri - eines davon misst gar zehn Meter Länge.. 'Das sind alles Originale', verspricht Generaldirektor Meinrad Maria Grewenig." - All pieces are originals. info: URL info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL Includes a video report [the first 3 mins.] and an audio report [3:52 mins.]. info: Italian press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL info: Luxembourgish press report at URL Includes a slideshow and an audio-report [2:48 mins.] with the Luxembourgish text. info: French press reports at URL With photo gallery. info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: German press report at URL "Mehr als 8.000 Besucher nach erster Ausstellungswoche" URL URL i) Haus der Kunst Prinzregentenstraße 1, 80538 München URL * "Matthew Barney: River of Fundament" date: 16 March 2014 - 17 August 2014 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.. A modified version of the exhibition will travel to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania, Australia, in fall 2014. info: URL info: English press report at URL j) Internationales Keramik-Museum Luitpoldstr. 25, 92637 Weiden URL * "Das besondere Objekt: "Private Frömmigkeit -- Eine Ahnenbüste aus dem Alten Ägypten" date: 26 January 2014 - 31 August [was: 28 June] 2014 info: URL info: source - URL (p. 75) k) Gustav-Lübcke-Museum Neue Bahnhofstraße 9, 59065 Hamm URL * Re-Opening of the Ancient Egyptian department date: 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." l) Museum und Park Kalkriese Venner Straße 69, 49565 Bramsche URL * "Mumien -- Reise in der Unsterblichkeit" date: 10 May 2014 - 5 October 2014 Exhibition of ca. 80 objects on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Florence, which focuses on the religious concept of the netherworld, the sophisticated burials and the processes of embalming and mummification. info: URL English: URL info: press report at URL info: URL info: flyer - 2 pp. - pdf-file (0.4 MB): URL info: press report at URL with slideshow; includes a video report [1:19 mins.] info: German press report at URL "Originale Mumien, Götterbildnisse, kostbare Schriften auf Papyrus, Salbgefäße und Werkzeuge für die Mumifizierung: Rund 80 Exponate aus dem ägyptischen Museum in Florenz geben einen faszinierenden Einblick in den Totenkult der alten Ägypter." Includes a slideshow and a video report [1:53 mins.]. 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) Stiftung der naturkundlichen Sammlungen Th. Thomas Westerkampstr. 10, 49082 Osnabrück place: Bahnhofshalle Bramsche * "Schätze des Niltals - Vermächtnis einer Hochkultur" [Treasures of the Nile Valley - legacy of an advanced civilization] date: August 30, 2014 - November 7, 2014 Exhibition with replicas from Ancient Egyptian objects, including a replica of the funerary mask of Tutankhamun. info: German press reports at URL URL info: about the exhibition project Egyptology - URL "Durch eine sehr enge Zusammenarbeit mit der Antikenverwaltung in Kairo ist es uns möglich, originalgetreue Replikationen dieser atemberaubenden Fundstücke zusammenzutragen, um so beispielhaft die kulturelle Entwicklung des Menschen zu dokumentieren." info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Elf Vitrinen auf dem Weg zum Bramscher Bahnhof (..)" info: "Lehrerinfo Ausstellung "Schätze des Niltals""[pdf] URL o) Ägyptisches Museum - Georg Steindorff Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * "Kopiert -- Gefälscht -- Verkitscht. Altägypten neu" date: 11 July 2014 - 12 November 2014 Exhibition that focusses on how the modern world has reacted to ancient Egyptian art. info: URL "(..) Mit bisher im Ägyptischen Museum noch nicht gezeigten Beständen moderner Ägyptenrezeption, teilweise alt bekannten Objekte in neuer Aufstellung, erweitert um verschiedene Leihgaben, führt die Ausstellung in ein Spannungsfeld zwischen Fälschungen, Originalen, Modellen, Kopien und Rezeptionen bis hin zu gegenwärtigen Kitsch- und Basarobjekten." p) - q) - r) - s) - t) - u) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, Hildesheim URL (Engels: URL) * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos" [new title; was: "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum"] date: 13 September 2014 - 11 January 2015 This exhibition on the Egyptian belief system will focus on an exquisitely illustrated Greco-Roman-period papyrus-the Book of the Faiyum- that describes the creation of the universe and depicts the daily journey of the sun god. This will be the first time in more than 150 years that the manuscript, which was divided up for sale in the 19th century, will be reunited. An earlier venue will be the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (October 13, 2013 - January 5, 2014), a later venue will be the Reiss- Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim (Spring, 2015). info: URL info: URL info: source - URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Die Ausstellung versammelt Darstellungen des Krokodilgottes Sobek aus verschiedenen Museen. Vor allem aber verdeutlichen ihre rund 100 altägyptischen Statuen, Reliefs und anderen Objekte den religiösen Inhalt des Papyrus aus der Fayum-Oase. (..) Lists several publications about the Book of the Faiyum, by Prof. Horst Beinlich. * Opening of the "Museum der Sinne" date: 22 March 2014 - ongoing (permanent collection) info: source - URL URL "(..) In der neuen Dauerausstellung, über Altägypten, Altperu, China, Frühe Menschen und die Erdgeschichte setzt das Museum auf Barrierefreiheit und bietet ein Guidesystem für Blinde, eine Bodenlinie hilft bei der Orientierung. "Für Gehörlose stehen Informationen in Gebärdensprache zur Verfügung und für Rollstuhlfahrer haben wir auf geeignete Betrachtungs- und Greifhöhen geachtet. Texte sind in Groß- und Brailleschrift verfasst, auf Monitoren laufen Informationen in Gebärdensprache. (..)" URL Opening event on 21 March. v) Bibelhaus Erlebnis Museum Metzlerstraße 19, 60594 Frankfurt * "Jaffa - Tor zum Heiligen Land" date: 27 September 2013 - 18 May 2014 Exhibition about the history of Jaffa -- including archaeological finds done at the site, like scarabs and a reconstruction of the Ramesses' Gate. info: URL info: press release at URL With photos. info: press report at URL 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 - 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 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." x) - y) - z) - za)-zc) - zd) Galerie Neue Meister, Altertinum Brühlische Terrasse, Dresden URL * "Nach Ägypten! Die Reisen von Max Slevogt und Paul Klee" [was: "Von Max Slevogt bis Paul Klee. Ägyptenrezeption in der deutschen Malerei der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts"] date: 30 April 2014 - 10 [was: 3] August 2014 Looks at the influence of journeys to Egypt on the works of artists like Impressionist Max Slevogt (1914) and Bauhauskünstler Paul Klee (1928/29). The exhibition will travel to K 20 K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (6 September 2014 - 4 January 2015). info: URL info: URL info: URL info: URL info: press report at URL "Die in Kooperation mit der Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen entstandene Schau verbinde zwei Künstler, die die Ägyptenbegeisterung um 1900 teilten, das Erlebte aber unterschiedlich verarbeiteten (..) Die Auseinandersetzung mit Ägypten animierte Slevogt 1914 und Klee 1928/29 zu eindrücklichen Werken. Slevogts Gemälde, die 1915 für die Dresdner Gemäldegalerie angekauft wurden, gelten als ein Höhepunkt der Malerei des deutschen Impressionismus." [new] info: press report at URL "Ausgehend von dem Ägypten-Zyklus, Max Slevogts einzigartiger »Apotheose des Lichts«, werden im Rahmen des Forschungsprojekts die etwa 70 Bilder umfassende künstlerische Produktion seiner Reise sowie Dokumente wie Tagebücher, Briefe und Photographien aufgearbeitet und erstmals in Bezug zur Bilderwelt Paul Klees gesetzt. Klees facettenreiche Transformationen der Reiseerlebnisse in über hundert Arbeiten stehen dabei im Dialog mit bzw. im Kontrast zu den unmittelbar auf Leinwand, Holz und Pappe gebrachten Wahrnehmungen des Impressionisten Slevogt. Ziel ist es, einen Beitrag sowohl zur umfassenden Dokumentation beider Künstlerreisen als auch zur Erforschung der Ägyptenrezeption in der deutschen Malerei in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts zu leisten und dabei insbesondere den Aspekt der Veränderung der künstlerischen Sehgewohnheiten zu berücksichtigen." Overview of the research project leading to this exhibition. info: press report at URL "Zwei Künstler, zwei Reisen, ein Ziel: Ägypten. Max Slevogt, der akribische Planer, und Paul Klee, der entspannte Flaneur - zwei Wege, sich der Kunst des Orients zu nähern." With slideshow info: German press reports at URL URL "(..) Der Bauhauskünstler Klee war 1928 für 18 Tage im Land unterwegs, hielt seine Eindrücke aber teils erst Jahre später bildlich fest. Slevogt dagegen malte gleich vor Ort, dabei interessierten den Impressionisten nicht die Sehenswürdigkeiten, sondern das ungewohnte Licht und die starken Farben. (...) Seine Ägypten-Bilder sind nicht nur ein Höhepunkt in seinem Schaffen, sondern im gesamten deutschen Impressionismus. (..)" ze) K20 K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Grabbeplatz 5, 40213 Düsseldorf, URL * "Nach Ägypten! Die Reisen von Max Slevogt und Paul Klee" [was: "Von Max Slevogt bis Paul Klee. Ägyptenrezeption in der deutschen Malerei der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts"] date: 6 September 2014 - 4 January 2015 [was: August 2014 - January 2015] Looks at the influence of journeys to Egypt on the works of artists like Impressionist Max Slevogt (1914) and Bauhauskünstler Paul Klee (1928/29). The exhibition will first be in the Galerie Neue Meister, Altertinum Brühlische Terrasse, Dresden (April 20, 2014 - August 3, 2014). info: URL "Rund 120 Gemälde, Aquarelle und Zeichnungen zeigen die Auseinandersetzung der beiden Künstler Max Slevogt und Paul Klee mit ihren Ägyptenreisen 1914 bzw. 1928/29. (..)" info: URL info: source - URL --AUSTRIA-- a) TBA, Wien or Leoben * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos" date: TBA, 2015 This exhibition on the Egyptian belief system will focus on an exquisitely illustrated Greco-Roman-period papyrus-the Book of the Faiyum- that describes the creation of the universe and depicts the daily journey of the sun god. Earlier venues: Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (October 13, 2013 - January 5, 2014), Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim (13 September 2014 - 11 January 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." info: earlier press reports placed the venue in Vienna (URL) but others now place it in the Kunsthalle of Leoben URL Neither venue is confirmed by the host museum yet. b) Kunsthalle Leoben Kirchgasse 6; 8700 Leoben URL * "Ägypten -Von Alexander dem Großen bis Kleopatra: Die letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Kleopatra VII"] date: 24 April 2015 - 1 November 2015 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: press reports at URL URL "(..) Als Kooperationspartner wird wieder das Reiss-Engelhorn- Museen in Mannheim fungieren, in Leoben werde die Erstpräsentation erfolgen. (..)" c) Tabakfabrik Linz Hallenkomplex Brandland, Gruberstraße 1, 4020 Linz URL * "Tutanchamun. Sein Grab und die Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His tomb and the treasures] date: 23-27 July 2014 [prolongation/encore; was: 6 March 2014 - 29 June 2014] The large travelling exhibition with KV62 replicas. Previous venue was the Ehemaliges Quelle-Areal, Nürnberg (October 12, 2013 - January 26, 2014). info: URL info: URL URL info: press report at URL "Das Vorwissen des Einzelnen spielt bei 'Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze' keine Rolle: Ägypten-Neulinge bekommen eine gewitzt aufbereitete Geschichtsstunde serviert, die sich aber in keiner Sekunde nach Schule anfühlt, und Tutanachamun-Fans werden sich über wissenschaftlich fundierte Texte und umfangreiche Begleitinformationen freuen." - Preview report about the exhibition. info: press reports at URL URL URL "(..) fast 1.000 originalgetreue Nachbildungen gezeigt. Ägyptologe Wilfried Seipel sprach sich in einer Pressekonferenz gegen "Nasenrümpfen" ob der Repliken aus: Die Fülle der rund 2.500 Quadratmeter großen Schau sei einzigartig. (..)" URL URL URL "Eine derartige Ausstellung ist eine Ergänzung, keine Konkurrenz. Diese Repliken können nicht die Aura der Authentizität verströmen wie die Originale - sie wollen das aber auch nicht. Sie sind vielmehr ein wirkungsvolles Werkzeug der Wissensvermittlung, das hilft, ein Grundverständnis einer Epoche zu erlangen." Interview with Werner Seipel. info: press report at URL "(..) Unsere Ausstellung begann im Frühjahr 2008 in Zürich, eine sechsjährige Entwicklungsarbeit war der Weltpremiere vorausgegangen. Seitdem haben Millionen Besucher 'Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze' weltweit in drei Schwesterausstellungen erlebt." info: press report at URL "Vierzehn Lkw-Ladungen Kisten mit insgesamt tausend Exponaten müssen ausgepackt werden. Ausstellungsstück um Ausstellungsstück wird ins rechte Licht und an seinen Platz gerückt. Vom Thron des jungen Pharaos über einen Streitwagen bis hin zu unzähligen Götter-Statuen." - with slideshow info: press reports at URLa> "(..) Mehr als 1000 Exponate werden im Rahmen der Tutanchamun-Ausstellung zu sehen sein. 14 Lkwbrachten die besondere Fracht nach Linz. Im Ausstellungskomplex Brandland der Tabakfabrik werden die hochwertigen Repliken derzeit ausgepackt, geputzt und für die Präsentation vorbereitet. "18 fixe Crewmitglieder reisen mit der Ausstellung mit, dazu kommen vor Ort dann noch weitere Hilfskräfte. Alles in allem arbeiten rund 50 Personen an dieser Ausstellung", berichtet Ausstellungsleiter Daniel Batyi.(..)" URL "Chris Müller hat die Ausstellung 'Tutanchamun' nach Linz gebracht." info: video report: "Tutanchamun in Linz" [1:43 mins.] URL info: press report at URL "Rund zwei Wochen nach Eröffnung der Ausstellung 'Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze' hatten die Veranstalter die große Ehre, bereits ihre 10.000ste Besucherin begrüßen zu dürfen." info: German press reports at URL "(..) Rund drei Wochen vor Ausstellungsende konnten die Veranstalter die 60.000ste Besucherin in der Linzer Tabakfabrik begrüßen. (..)" URL info: German press report at URL "Vom 23. bis 27. Juli 2014 gibt er eine Zugabe in der Tabakfabrik Linz. 80.000 Besucher haben die Ausstellung (...) in Linz bereits gesehen." --EGYPT-- a) The Egyptian Museum Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo tel: +20 2 5742681, 5754319/10; fax: +20 2 5795133 * "Repatriated Objects" date: 10 May 2014 - 10 August 2014 Exhibition of ca. 200 objects, of which ca. 140 objects where recovered from abroad, and ca. 60 were seized in Egypt itself. place: Gallery 39 info: English press reports, with photos, at URL URL URL URL URL [new] info: Spanish press reports at URL URL [new] info: Italian press reports at URL [new] info: English press report, with different photos: URL "(..) [The exhibition comprises of] 193 of Egypt’s looted treasures (..). 53 out of the 193 repatriated objects were looted from Malawi Museum which was destroyed on August 16, 2013 (..) The exhibition also includes 10 artifacts out of over 45 others that were stolen from the Egyptian Museum on April 28, 2014 (..) 130 out of 206 [sic] artifacts were repatriated from several countries, including Belgium, Australia, Germany and France (..)" b) Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chatby, Alexandria 21526 URL * TBA --ITALY-- a) - b) Museo Egizio di Torino Via Accademia delle Scienze 6 - Torino * Re-opening of renovated galleries date: April 1, 2015 - ongoing info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "The Egyptian Museum of Turin, which houses the world’s second largest collection of Egyptian antiquities after the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, is undergoing a major transformation, which will see its space doubled once renovation work is completed. The exhibition space will go from 4,500 square meters to 9,000 and will feature more than 6,500 artefacts, which will also be available for multimedia viewing through tablets and smartphones. Expansion work is expected to be completed by February 2015. " [new] info: Italian press report at URL "Il conto alla rovescia terminerà il 1 aprile 2015: in questa data, il Museo Egizio di Torino inaugurerà gli spazi totalmente rinnovati e volterà pagina nella propria storia, per entrare ufficialmente e con tutti i requisiti nel novero delle principali gallerie internazionali. (..)" * "Torino e l'Egitto" date: 2015 info: source - URL c) - d) - e) Opificio delle Pietre Dure Via Alfani, 78, 50121 Firenze URL * "Dall'Egitto dei Faraoni al Giappone dei Samurai attraverso il Medio Oriente islamico: recenti restauri del Settore Materiali Tessili dell'Opificio" date: 21 May 2014 - 13 September 2014 Exhibition about the restoration of ancient textiles, among them some from Ancient Egypt. info: URL info: source (in English) - URL info: Italian press report at URL URL info: English press report at URL f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4 - 00197 Roma URL * "Alla scopterta della Tomba del faraone Tutankhamon" date: TBA (coming soon) info: URL * "Museo 2nd edition: La Diversita' delle espressioni culturali dell'egitto" [The diversity of cultural expressions in Egypt] date: cancelled? [was: October 2013 - TBA, 2015] info: URL info: press report at URL The "1st edition" of the museum ran from 2010 till 2013, and will be replaced by a different collection. g) - h) Palazzo Te Viale Te, 13, 46100 Mantova URL * "Magia. Religiosità e simbolismo nell'antico Egitto" date: Spring 2014 An exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts from the collection of the Palazzo Te and from private collections in Lombardy. info: source - press report at URL --FRANCE-- a) Musée de Soissons Ancienne Abbaye Saint-Léger 2 Rue de la Congrégation, 02200 Soissons URL * "Tanis, une capitale illustre de l’Egypte Ancienne" date: 15 March 2014 - 12 October 2014 Photographic exhibition about the archaeological work done at ancient Tanis by Auguste Mariette, Pierre Montet, and Philippe Brissaud. There are also ancient artefacts from the Musée de Picardie (Amiens) and private collections. The present archaeological work at Tell Dibgou is also spotlighted. info: URL info: URL URL b) Musée du Louvre-Lens Rue Paul Bert, 62300 Lens URL URL * "Des animaux et des pharaons - Le règne animal dans l'Egypte ancienne" date: 4 December 2014 - 9 March 2015 Exhibition about the place and role of animals in Pharaonic Egypt, with ca. 430 artefacts. info: URL "(..) Le parcours de l'exposition sera enrichi de dispositifs multimédia. En particulier, une table tactile permettra aux visiteurs de manipuler des momies animales en 3D et d'en découvrir l'intérieur, grâce à des images réalisées au scanner médical. (..)" info: French press release (with photos) at URL c) Pinacothèque 1 28, place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris and Pinacothèque 2 8, rue Vignon, 75009 Paris * "Le Mythe Cléopâtre" [The myth of Cleopatra] date: April 10, 2014 - September 7, 2014 "Cleopatra became a major iconographic figure between the late 16th century and the 19th century. Regarded at times like a 'femme fatale', powerful and a temptress, sometimes perceived as the victim of political forces that overwhelmed her, at other times seen as a heroine who preferred death rather than to submit to her conqueror, Cleopatra was immortalized by the artists and she became an intrinsic factor in the collective imagination. The exhibition invites you to dream: it starts off with the discovery of outstanding archaeological works from the Ptolemaic period and continues with the birth of the myth in Ancient Rome (Pinacothèque 2). Paintings, sculptures and film costumes then illustrate the blossoming of the myth within art history (Pinacothèque 1)." info: (in French: ) URL (in English: ) URL info: press report at URL "Sculptures, pièces de monnaie, bijoux mais aussi peintures des siècles passés, robes de cinéma, décors de théâtre: en quelque 350 pièces, l'exposition 'Le mythe de Cléopâtre' à la Pinacothèque de Paris explore jusqu'au 7 septembre le mythe de cette reine controversée, morte il y a deux mille ans mais qui continue à fasciner." info: English press reports at URL URL info: French press reports at URL [Pick "Accéder à Exponaute"] URL With slideshow URL URL "Sculptures, pièces de monnaie, bijoux mais aussi peintures des siècles passés, robes de cinéma, décors de théâtre: en quelque 350 pièces, l'exposition 'Le mythe de Cléopâtre' à la Pinacothèque de Paris explore jusqu'au 7 septembre le mythe de cette reine controversée, morte il y a deux mille ans mais qui continue à fasciner." Includes a video report [1:48 mins.] URL "Dans le dédale des espaces plus modestes de la _Pinacothèque de Paris_, se niche la monstration dédiée à Cléopâtre qui, contrairement à Auguste dont les mérites sont sans doute ignorés du néophyte, connaît une belle et pérenne notoriété dans le grand public. En effet, la dernière souveraine d'Egypte, figure illustre sur laquelle, au demeurant, peu de choses est connu, est entrée dans la légende comme femme fatale quasiment de son vivant du fait de la campagne de dénigrement orchestrée par Auguste. Et sa mort 'spectaculaire', empoisonnée par le venin d'un aspic, qui a nourri le mythe, continue de fasciner les esprits." info: French press report (with photos) at URL info: French press report at URL "Pas facile d'être un mythe ! Cléopâtre, symbole de la fascination pour l’antiquité égyptienne en sait quelque chose. La conséquence ? L’utilisation de son image pour tout et n'importe quoi, pour illustrer ou vendre des objets modernes dans des décors qui n’ont rien à voir avec sa civilisation antique." - with many examples. Includes two audio reports [1:59 mins. and 1:11 mins.]. info: Italian press report at URL With photo gallery. d) Musée Anne-de-Beaujeu Place du colonel Laussedat, 03000 Moulins URL * "Le retour des momies" date: 1 March 2014 - 21 September 2014 Exhibition dedicated to the Egyptological collections in the Auvergne, their origins and influence (Egyptomania). info: URL info: press report at URL With a video (4:49) of a TV report about the restoration of two mummies that will go on display. info: press report at URL "Elles ont passé plus de 15 ans dans les caves du musée Anne de Beaujeu, à Moulins. Ce lundi, les momies ont fait leur retour. Deux momies égyptiennes restaurées à Paris durant près d'un an. Et qui ont regagné leur nouveau domicile au musée. Des vitrines climatisées où elles resteront à demeure." info: URL info: French press report at URL "Le musée Anne de Beaujeu de Moulins dévoile depuis le mois de mars 2014, dans une intéressante exposition, les deux momies qui lui appartiennent et nouvellement restaurées. Les amateurs et les curieux d’égyptologie vont se précipiter pour découvrir des sarcophages jamais exposés au public et en parfait état de présentation. Momies, sarcophages, amulettes, céramiques… tous les objets présents témoignent d’une partie de l’Histoire qui a assurément changé la face du monde. (..)" e) - f) Musée départemental Arles antique presqu'île du cirque romain, 13200 Arles * "Trésors de l'Institut de France. Premiers témoignages de l'Égypte antique (1850-1900)" [Treasures of the Institut de France. First testimonies of Ancient Egypt (1850-1900)] date: July 7, 2014 - August 24, 2014 Exhibition of photographs of the 2nd half of the 19th century from the collection of the Institut de France. info: URL g) Musée des beaux-arts Place du Général de Gaulle, 59140, Dunkerque URL * "Dunkerque et la collection Antinoé, cité de l'Egypte antique " date: 13 July 2013 - 31 July 2015 [was: till September 2014] Exhibition about research done on the museum's mummy and about other artefacts stemming from excavations (1895-1910) in ancient Antinoë. info: URL info: URL "(..) Vous pourrez ainsi découvrir des fragments de masques funéraires, quelques figurines, des céramiques, des verreries ou encore quelques pièces de tissus coptes (..)" h) Le Chorus Parc du Golfe, 56000 Vannes * "Les femmes au royaume des pharaons" [Women in the realm of the Pharaohs] date: 24-29 September 2014 Exhibition during a trade fair "Foire exposition de Vannes" (48ème édition) on the role of women in Ancient Egypt. All 250 objects are replicas. info: URL i) Palais des Beaux-Arts Place de la République -- 59000 Lille URL * "Sésostris III, Pharaon de Légende" [was: "Sesostris III, le Pharaon Conquérant"] date: 9 [was: 10] October 2014 - 25 [was: 26] January 2015 Exhibition with ca. 300 objects (of which 200 on loan from international museums) that illustrate the splendor of the Middle Kingdom; there will also be modern works of arts and 19th c. photographs from Egypt. info: URL info: URL info: press report at URL "L'exposition présentée à partir du 9 octobre 2014 au Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille est le fruit d'une très heureuse collaboration entre ce musée, l'Université de Lille 3 et le musée du Louvre, dont les compétences et les collections se trouvent ainsi réunies autour d'un pharaon de légende, Sésostris III (v. 1872-1854 av. J.-C.), l'un des souverains les plus emblématiques de l'Égypte antique." info: press release - 2 pp. - pdf-file (7.6 MB) URL info: French press report at URL "Avec une exposition d’automne consacrée à Sésostris III, « pharaon de légende », le palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille entend bien créer l’événement. Une première pour le musée, pour ce grand roi méconnu de l’Égypte antique, pour la connaissance de ce moment particulier qu’est le Moyen Empire (XIXe siècle avant notre ère). (...) Avec le Louvre, une trentaine de grands musées, British Musem, Metropolitan de New York, Boston, Berlin, Bruxelles, Beyrouth etc., prêteront à Lille, sculptures, objets funéraires, bijoux… Au total, quelque trois cent cinquante oeuvres dont beaucoup ne sont que rarement sorties de leurs écrins." - includes a slideshow info: French press report at URL j) - 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.(..)" --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - b) - c) - d) Paleis voor Schone Kunsten - BOZAR Ravensteinstr. 23, 1000 Brussels URL * "Thee met Nefertiti" [working title] date: cancelled [was: Spring/Summer 2014] info: source - According to the newsletter of the Ägyptisches Museum München, April 2014, that museum will be the 4th and LAST station of the travelling "Tea with Nefertiti" exhibition. * "Engaging Egypt. Four Encounters with the Foreign from Facebook to Fayum" date: postponed [was: October 5, 2012 - January 13, 2013] In four sections - Roman Egypt (with Fayyum Portraits), Ayyubidic Egypt, 20th c. art, and contemporary art. info: (in Dutch and French resp.) URL URL info: (in English) URL info: source of postponemnet - URL --SPAIN-- a) Palacios de Congresos, Ferias y Exposiciones de Marbella Calle José Melia 2, 29602 Marbella, Málaga URL * "Templo Abu Simbel, el tesoro de los dioses" [The Temple of Abu Simbel: the treasure of the gods] date: 23 May 2014 - 21 September 2014 On display is a replica of the temple of Abu Simbel. Travelling exhibition, earlier in Portugal, and next year in France. Most recently in Pabellón de la Navegación, Sevilla (21 December 2013 - 4 May 2014). info: URL info: background info about the replica at URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL "Lo mejor de Egipto llega a Marbella con el Museo Abu Simbel, una exposición que no te puedes perder. Visita esta perfecta réplica del gran templo egipcio de erigido por Ramses II y recreado por el artesano egipcio Hany Mostafa en el Palacio de Congresos de Marbella hasta al 21 de Septiembre 2014. (..)" Includes a video report [4 mins.] info: Spanish press report at URL "La exposición recrea una réplica casi exacta de este monumento. (..) Las cifras demuestran por sí misma esta gran acogida en el municipio, después de que haya recibido 3.000 visitas durante su primer mes de apertura al público.(..)" b) Museo de Pontevedra Pasantería, 2-12, 36002 Pontevedra (Galicia) URL * "Da vida á morte no Antigo Exipto" date: 10 July 2014 - 31 August 2014 With 132 pieces from the Egyptian Museum of Florence. info: URL info: press release at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report with photos and videos: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL Interview with Francisco J. Martín Valentín who organized this exhibiton with Teresa Bedman. c) - d) Museo Arqueológico Nacional Calle Serrano 13, 28001 Madrid URL * Reopening of the permanent collection (incl. AE) date: 1 April 2014 - ongoing (permanent collection) info: press report at URL info: press report at URL "El Museo Arqueológico Nacional reabrirá sus puertas el 1 de abril tras una profunda reforma (...) Las colecciones de Grecia, Oriente Próximo Antiguo, Egipto y Nubia completan el panorama de las culturas mediterráneas antiguas de mayor influencia en nuestro desarrollo cultural. (..)" info: press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: information about the Egyptian collection at URL e) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid URL * "Animales, hombres y dioses. El bestiario en el Egipto faraónico" [Animals, Humans, and Gods. The Bestiary in Pharaonic Egypt] date: February 2015 - May 2015 With artefacts from the Louvre Museum, Paris. info: press reports at URL URL 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: June 2015 - September 2015 info: press reports at URL URL g) Museo Bíblico Instituto Bíblico y Oriental Plaza de Santo Martino, 5 LEÓN. URL * "Ecos del Nilo. Desde el arte contemporáneo al Oriente Bíblico" [Echoes of the Nile. From contemporary art to the Biblical East] date: May 9, 2014 - TBA Exhibition of thirteen paintings and three sculptures of the Group of Artists of Navarre (Gardena) that deal with Moses in an ancient Egyptian context. info: URL info: source - URL "(..) Moisés se ha 'colado' en el Museo Bíblico y Oriental de León. Una exposición dedicada al profeta se ha adelantado a de /pendiente desde hace cuatro años, a la espera de que las autoridades francesas permitan la salida del país de piezas de excepcional valor, todas pertenecientes a la colección del conservador del Museo Bíblico y anticuario, Francisco Antonovich, afincado en París. (..)" * "Cleopatra y las reinas de Alejandría" date: TBA (in preparation) With fifty unique works dealing with the famous queen of Egypt. h) Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39-41, Parc de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona URL * "Històries de Tocador: Cosmètica i bellesa a l'antiguitat" [Toilet stories: Cosmetics and beauty in ancient times"] Toilet stories: Cosmetics and beauty in ancient times"] date: 20 December 2012 - end of 2013 [was: till June 17, 2013] The exhibition reveals the main beauty secrets of Antiquity, the techniques and mannerisms used by men and women to enhance their personal image. Incl. Ancient Egyptian examples. info: URL i) CaixaForum Zaragoza Av. José Anselmo Clavé, 4, 50004 Zaragoza URL * "Momias egipcias. El secreto de la vida eterna" date: 8 October 2014 - 13 February 2015 The travelling exhibition with over 250 artefacts from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. It was earlier at several venues in Canada, USA, Japan, the Netherlands, and Scotland under different titles ("Fascinating Mummies" etc). Previous venues were CaixaForum, Lleida/Lerida (20 December 2012 - 21 April 2013), CaixaForum, Tarragona (17 May 2013 - 18 August 2013), CaixaForum Palma (30 October 2013 - 26 January 2014), and CaixaForum Girona (26 February 2014 - 31 August 2014). info: URL j) - k) - l) CaixaForum Girona C/ dels Ciutadans, 19, 17004 Girona URL * "Momias egipcias. El secreto de la vida eterna" [Egyptian Mummies: The Secret of Eternal Life] date: 26 February 2014 - 31 August 2014 [was: till 30 May 2014] The travelling exhibition with over 250 artefacts from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. It was earlier at several venues in Canada, USA, and Japan, and more recently at the Kunsthal, Rotterdam (October 1, 2011 - January 29, 2012) and the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (February 11, 2012 - May 27, 2012), under different titles ("Fascinating Mummies" etc). Previous venues were CaixaForum, Lleida/Lerida (December 20, 2012 - April 21, 2013), CaixaForum, Tarragona (May 17, 2013 - August 18, 2013), and CaixaForum Palma (30 October 2013 - 26 January 2014). info: URL info: press report at URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) - b) - c) - d) Nicholson Museum Camperdown (main) campus of the University of Sydney Manning Road, University of Sydney 2006 URL * "50 Objects 50 Stories: Extraordinary Tales from the Nicholson Museum" date: 17 May 2012 - 1 October 2014 [2nd prolongation; was: till May 1, and earlier till December 21, 2012] An exhibition that takes fifty of the more extraordinary objects from the Nicholson Museum's collection and tells the often bizarre or wonderful story that has attached itself to each since the moment of its discovery. Accompanying the exhibition will be a book and a weekly retelling of each story on ABC TV. info: URL info: URL info: press report at URL With photos of some of the objects, like the Mummy Coffin of Padiashaikhet, a Head of Horemheb, a Mummified Kitten, and the Mummified Legs of a Baby. --ANDORRA-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum Museumstrasse 50, CH-9000, St. Gallen URL * "Im Banne Ägyptens" [Spellbound by Egypt] date: end of August 2012 - till 2015 Artefacts from the ancient Egyptian collection of the Museum für Völkerkunde Burgdorf that had been a major part of the "Im Banne Ägyptens. Begegnungen mit der Ewigkeit" (June 19, 2010 - March 6, 2011) exhibition in St Gallen, had remained in St Gallen as "Die ägyptische Sammlung Burgdorf" (since April 2011). These objects, together with those from the St Gallen museum itself, having a focus on hieroglyphic texts on coffins, papyri and stelae/reliefs, are now supplemented in the present exhibition with the remainder of the Burgdorf collection that was still on view at Burgdorf as "Gaben für die Götter - Altägyptische Bronzefiguren in neuem Licht" (April 1- August 5, 2012), and with artefacts from two private collections in Zürich. info: URL info: flyer of the Burgdorf 's "Bronzefiguren" exhibition - URL b) - c) Bibel+Orient Museum Universität Freiburg, Standort Miséricorde, Raum 4219 und Halle 3092 Av. de l'Europe 20, 1700 Freiburg URL * "Ernährung in der biblischen Zeit und heute" date: February 27,2014 - November 20, 2014 An exhibition about the role of food (production, storage, sacrifices, feasts, etc.) in Antiquity and the modern era. info: URL info: Exhibition flyer at URL [Shows the presence of a fairly large amount of ancient Egyptian objects.] * "Reopening museum" date: October 2014 - ongoing info: URL d) Fondation Martin Bodmer 19-21 Route Martin Bodmer, 1223 Cologny (Genève) URL * "Alexandrie la divine" date: 5 April 2014 - 31 August 2014 Exhibition with papyri, ma­nuscripts, prints, and archaeological objects that illustrate the interaction between Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures in ancient Alexandria. info: URL "Le projet «Alexandrie la Divine» associe la Fondation Martin Bodmer (Cologny-Genève; FMB), la Fondation Gandur pour l'Art (FGA), la Biblio­teca Medicea Laurenziana (Florence; BML), la Bibliothèque de Genève (BGE) et la Fondation Carène (photographies). Il rassemble une centaine de chercheurs autour d'un projet de publication scientifique et muséographique sur le thème du dialogue des cultures dans l'Alexandrie ptolémaïque et romaine, et plus largement, dans l'espace hellénistique et romain. La parution de l'ouvrage est prévue en avril 2014 (1140 p., 2 vol., Editions du Cerf). (..)" info: clip promotionnel at URL e) Le Laténium. Parc et musée d'archéologie de Neuchâtel Espace Paul Vouga, CH-2068 Hauterive URL * "Aux origines des pharaons noirs: 10.000 ans d'archéologie nubienne" date: 3 September 2014 - 17 May 2015 Exhibition about 40 years of Swiss archaeological work in Kerma. info: URL f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * "Blumenreich. Wiedergeburt in Pharaonegräbern" [was: "Blütenpracht für die Ewigkeit. Pharaos Pflanzenwelt"] date: 3 September 2014 - 1 February [was: 25 January] 2015 info: URL "Im Zentrum dieser Ausstellung zwischen Botanik und Archäologie steht eine sensationelle Entdeckung aus Zürich: Überreste von jahrtausendealten ägyptischen Blumen aus königlichen Gräbern. Diese fragilen Pflanzen waren einst starke Symbole für das ewige Leben." --SWEDEN-- a) Medelhavsmuseet Fredsgatan 2, 103 21 Stockholm * Reopening of the Egyptian Department date: 22 February 2014 - ongoing The Egyptian exhibition was closed for remodeling in September 2012. info: URL (in English:) URL "(..) The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see many artefacts not previously on display, learn about new research and use the latest 3D technology to study the museum's mummies. (..)" The mummies can be studied using a 'virtual autopsy table'. info: press release with some photos at URL info: URL In English: URL info: press release and photos at URL In English: URL info: English press reports at URL URL With picture gallery. URL URL URL URL "(..) In Sweden's capital Stockholm, the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities is scheduled to open Saturday a permanent exhibition on ancient Egypt and focusing on the well-known Pharaonic era. Over 1,600 artifacts will be on display at the exhibit which will take visitors on a journey through 7,000 years of Egyptian history. (..) The exhibit will also offer visitors an interactive experience on reproducing the mummy, utilizing help of modern technologies like 3D digitalization. They will have the opportunity to study the mummy's interior and exterior in detail using a touch-sensitive table as these cadavers and respective coffins have been fully documented in 3D. Such documentation was undertaken through a 3D digitalization project which used computed tomography (CT), 3D laser scanning and photogrammetry to create an exact virtual copy of the mummy. (..)" --HUNGARY-- a) Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum [Hungarian Natural History Museum] 1083 Budapest, Ludovika tér 2-6. URL * "Mummies - Surviving after Death" [working title] date: October 1, 2014 - TBA Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. Currently in the Drents Museum, Assen, Netherlands (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014). The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Budapest, Luxembourg, Hildesheim, Basel, Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. info: source - URL ---POLAND--- a) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Poznaniu ul. Wodna 27 – Palac Górków, 61-781 Poznan URL * "Death and Life in Ancient Egypt" date: 22 September 1998 - 15 July 2014 With long-term loans from the Egyptian Museum and Collection of Papyri in Berlin and the State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich . info: (in English) URL info: URL info: information (in English) on an obelisk (Berlin 12800) that was added to the exhibition in 2002 - URL info: press report at URL A papyrus of the Ptolemaic Period has been added to the exhibition, with spells and vignettes from the BD. With photo. * "Wyspa na morzu piasku. Petroglify w Oazie Dachla na Pustyni Zachodniej w Egipcie" [An isle in the sea of sand. Petroglyphs at Dakhla Oasis in the Western Desert] date: 6 June 2014 - 31 August 2014 info: URL (in English:) URL info: Polish press report at URL Overview of the exhibition. b) Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie Al. Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warszawa * "W królestwie Ozyrysa i Anubisa. Wystawa sztuki egipskiej w pigulce" [In the realm of Osiris and Anubis. The exhibition of Egyptian art in a nutshell] date: 15 October 2013 - TBA info: URL c) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie 31-002 Kraków, ul. Senacka 3 * "Piaski egipskie mówia (nie tylko) po grecku" [Egyptian sands speak (not only) in Greek] date: April 13, 2014 - October, 2014 The exhibition "presents a collection of 26 papyri held by the Rafal Taubenschlag Foundation. It is complemented with plates presenting Egyptian and Sudanese archaeological sites excavated by the PCMA UW, which yielded epigraphic finds." info: (in English) URL (in Polish) URL info: Polish press report at URL --RUSSIA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Náprstkovo muzeum asijských, afrických a amerických kultur Betlémské nám. 1, Praha 1 URL * "Zeme cerných faraonu" [Land of Black Pharaohs] date: 30 May 2014 - 12 October 2014 Exhibition of artefacts that Czech archaeologists have uncovered in Sudan, as well as items loaned by foreign museums. info: URL info: (in English) URL "The exhibition traces the history of ancient Nubia from the close of the prehistory to the early Christian period. It also showcases the results of the latest excavations by the National Museum's Archaeological Expedition to Wad Ben Naga. In addition to items from the collections of the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, visitors have a unique opportunity to see objects borrowed from the collections of the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum, the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection in Berlin and the Egyptian Museum -- Georg Steindorff -- of the University of Leipzig. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) Among the foreign works of art, the exhibition presents for the first time in the Czech Republic the golden treasure of Queen Amanishakheto, a part of which has been loaned by the Egyptian Museum and part by the Papyrus collection of Berlin. The exhibits also include objects the archeologists uncovered in Wad Ben Naga 55 years ago, as well as objects researchers from the Czech Egyptological Institute found in the Usli and Sabalouga localities. One of the most impressive artifacts is a gilded bust of Apedemak, one of the three known depictions of this lion-headed warrior god, and a statuette of an Elephant Man from the Meroitic period. (..)" b) Filozofická fakulta, Univerzita Karlova v Praze nám. Jana Palacha 2, 116 38 Praha 1 * "Civilizace na Nilu. Nejnovejsí ceské archeologické objevy v Egypte a Súdánu." [The civilization of the Nile. The latest Czech archaeological discoveries in Egypt and Sudan] date: 22 January 2014 - TBA A photographic exhibition that presents the work of expeditions of the Czech Institute of Egyptology in Egypt and Sudan in 2011-2013. The exhibition opening shall be on 21 January 2014, 17:00h, at the foyer of the Main Building of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1, Czech Republic. info: URL info: report (with photos) of the opening, at URL c) - d) Prague Castle's Riding School Hall * "Treasures of the Pharaohs" date: TBA [postponed until further notice; was: Spring to Autumn 2012] The plan was that some 200 top-value artifacts from Cairo Museum, complemented by exhibits from European collections of Egyptian art, would go on display in an exhibition organized by the Charles University's Egyptology Institute in cooperation with the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. But the project is currently suspended. info: (now outdated) press release at URL --MOROCCO-- a) Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc 5 Avenue Ibn Khaldoun, Agdal Rabat, BP 1003 URL * "Treasures of King Tutankhamun" [was: "Tutankhamun: Wonderful things"] date: 5 [was: 3] June 2014 - ca. October 2014 A travelling exhibitions with replicas of objects from KV62. The exhibition will tour nine other Moroccan cities. info: English press report at URL info: source - English press reports at URL URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) Musei Vaticani URL * "Coffins of the Amun-priests" [working title] date: TBA (2014?) The exhibition looks at the priesthood of Amun in Thebes and their necropolis of Bab el-Gasus, with a special focus on the conservation of their coffins (the 'Vatican Coffin Project'). With artefacts from the collections of the RMO, the Louvre and the Vatican Museum. The exhibition was earlier in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden (April 19, 2013 - September 15, 2013). info: source - Dutch press report at URL --JAPAN--- a) Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum 8-36 Ueno-Koen Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007 URL * "Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York" date: July 19 , 2014 - September 23, 2014 From the extensive Egyptian collection of the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York about 200 masterpieces associated with women in ancient Egypt will be shown in Japan for the first time. The exhibition presents objects created for Hatshepsut, the most prominent woman to rule Egypt as pharaoh; images of deities, such as Hathor, goddess of love and fertility; and magnificent jewelry and luxurious cosmetic implements made for royal women." info: URL (in English) URL info: URL URL URL Photo gallery with 196 artefacts from the MMA in the exhibition. info: English press report at URL b) Kobe City Museum 24 Kyomachi, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0034, URL * "Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York" date: October 2014 - January 2015 Exbibition with ca. 200 masterpieces from the MMA that are associated with women in ancient Egypt. Earlier at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (July 19 , 2014 - September 23, 2014). info: source - URL URL Photo gallery with 196 artefacts from the MMA in the exhibition. --CHINA-- a) - ---BRASIL--- a) - b) - c) BarraShoppingSul Av. Diário de Notícias, 300, Cristal, Porto Alegre - RS - CEP. 90810-080 URL * "Segredos do Egito" [Secrets from Egypt] date: 17 July 2014 - 17 August 2014 A show featuring 150 items relating to the Egyptian civilization - 108 replicas and 42 originals from the Museum of Cairo. Earlier it will be at MorumbiShopping, São Paulo (25 March 2014 - 20 April 2014) and at RibeirãoShopping, Ribeirão Preto (May 2014 - June 2014). info: URL info: English press release at URL URL Spanish press release at URL URL info: Portuguese press report at URL --MEXICO-- a) - b) El Museo del Noreste (Mune) Dr. Coss 445 Sur Centro,, Monterrey, N.L. CP. 64000 * "Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición" [Tutankhamun. The tomb, the gold and the curse] date: March 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014 An exhibition with replicas from the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL info: press reports at URL URL info: press reports at URL "(..) Después, la colección será trasladada al Hospicio Cabañas, en Guadalajara." URL URL info: press reports at URL URL URL "Tan sólo en este martes la exposición _Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición_ convocó a más de dos mil 500 personas (...)" With slideshow. info: English press reports at URL URL info: press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL "La exposición de Tutankamon: "La Tumba, el oro y la maldición" está por alcanzar los100 mil visitantes en el Museo de Historia Mexicana, convertida en una de las muestras con mayor asistencia en ese recinto. " c) Hospicio Cabañas Cabañas 8, Las Fresas, 44360 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico URL [under construction] * "Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición" [Tutankhamun. The tomb, the gold and the curse] date: October 2014 - TBA The travelling exhibition with nearly 200 replicas of KV62 objects. Currently at El Museo del Noreste (Mune), Monterrey (March 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014). info: source - URL ---LATVIA--- a) Art Museum Riga Bourse Dome Square 6 URL * "Tutanhamona dzintars. Sena Egipte / Dzintara cels" [Tutankhamun's Amber. Ancient Egypt / the Amber Road] date: 1 November 2013 - 1 January 2015 Exhibition of objects from the Museum's collection of Egyptian art, plus loans from several international museums (incl. Cairo Museum). Baltic amber was traded from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea - even ending up in Egypt. info: URL info: URL info: press report (in English) at URL info: (in English) URL --QATAR-- a) - b) University College London Qatar UCL Qatar, PO Box 23689, 2nd Floor, Georgetown Building, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha * "3D Encounters: Where Science Meets Heritage" date: 13 February 2013 - TBA The exhibition explores how 3D digital replicas of museum collections can be used to advance museum, archaeological and conservation practice. Using 3D visualisations of artefacts from UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London, the exhibition offers a 360 degree view of ancient items that range from fragments of stone vessels and carved wooden hair combs to a skull on an ancient Egyptian ruler info: press release at URL "(..) At the exhibition visitors can try out the 3D technology themselves and handle virtual images of historical treasures. The public are invited to do this through a series of interactive activities that combine 3D images with immersive technologies such as heightened reality and gesture recognition. For example, one interactive visualisation transports visitors to an archaeological site in Egypt where they are able to select 3D replica artefacts to pick up and inspect. Visitors can also try their hands at restoring an ancient mummy mask through a touch screen interactive image that allows them to choose and test different facial features. Another interactive option offers a 3D image of a skull that archaeologists believe is that of an ancient ruler named Inti. Visitors can then build layers of muscles, veins and skin on to the ruler's skull via touch screen animation to see what Inti might have looked like. (..)" info: some links to 3DPetrie Project website and 3DPetrie exhibitions website, and to press reports: URL info: a film that is on exhibition is available online at URL " "Making Many. The mass production of funerary figures. UCL Petrie Museum' - The film explains research about mass production of shabtis via 3D imaging, 3D printing and reproduction of a physical replica to find out about the mass production of funerary figures in Ancient Egypt. The 3D printing was done at the Digital Manufacturing Centre at the UCL Bartlett." ---UAE--- a) Manarat Al Saadiyat Cultural District - Abu Dhabi URL * "A History of the World In 100 Objects" date: April 23, 2014 - August 1, 1014 Exhibition of 100 objects from the British Museum - including a granite statue of Ramesses II (Elephantine Island). info: English press report at URL info: English press release at URL With photos showing Ancient Egyptian statues. info: English press reports at URL "At three metres tall, this ancient Egyptian stele is one of the largest pieces in the exhibition and one of the most difficult to transport. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL "(..) some of the world's most compelling objects such as the large granite statue of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II discovered on Elephantine Island at the Temple of Khnum (..)" +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. K. 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