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January 19, 2017 (II Shemu 6)
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Peru, South Africa (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Andorra, Japan, China, India, Mexico, Israel, Korea, Chile 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: Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - USA (f)(k), UK (a), Netherlands (b), Germany (c)(f)(m)(n)(o), Egypt (a), Italy (e), Mexico (c)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Germany (c)(f)(i)(o), Italy (i), Switzerland (a)] ========================================================================== +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS * TBA --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --USA-- f) Kelsey Museum of Archeology University of Michigan, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390. (The public entrance is on Maynard Street.) URL * “Excavating Archaeology at the University of Michigan, 1817-2017” date: October 18, 2017 – January 21, 2018 This exhibition will explore the history of archaeology and museums at the University of Michigan for the past 200 years and look forward to the future of archaeology and museums at Michigan in the coming century. The exhibition will rely on carefully chosen objects, archival documents and images, and other illustrative materials to examine moments in the history of the University of Michigan’s involvements in archaeology and the location of archaeology in the museum environment. info: URL k) Museum of Fine Arts Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 URL * “Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry” date: February 14, 2017 – August 19, 2018 Exhibition of about 70 objects (both ancient and revival) tracing the revival movement from the 19th to the 21st centuries. The exhibition focuses on four types: archaeological, Classical, Egyptian, and Renaissance. info: URL "(..) Highlights include a 1924 brooch, on loan from Cartier, paired with an Egyptian winged scarab (740–660 BC) with a similar design (..)" --UK-- a) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT * “Exporting Egypt: where, why, whose?” date: 31 January 2017 - 29 April 2017 Exhibition that charts the politics of distribution of British excavations in Egypt between the 1880's and the 1980's. info: URL info: URL "(..) This website provides the story behind this dispersal. It is a resource for museums, researchers, and the public so that these widely spread artefacts might be re-located and better understood. (..)" --NETHERLANDS-- [update] b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * “Koninginnen van de Nijl” [Queens of the Nile] date: 18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017 [new] info: Dutch press report at URL * Reopening of the Ancient Egyptian Galleries date: 18 November 2016 - ongoing [new] info: Dutch press report at URL With a video about the new dispays. [new] * “Goden van Egypte” date: 2018 --GERMANY-- [update] c) Museum August Kestner Trammplatz 3, 30159 Hannover URL * “Götter, Gärten und Geehrte … unter Bäumen am Nil” [new] date: 3 November 2016 - 16 July [was: 26 March] 2017 [new] info: URL "(..) Aus annähernd 50 bekannten altägyptischen Garten- darstellungen zeigt eine außergewöhnliche virtuelle Rekonstruktion die Abbildung des Tempelgartens des Gottes Amun in den Wandmalereien im Felsgrab des Bürgermeisters von Theben, Sennefer. (..)" [new] * „O Isis und Osiris. Freimaurer und Ägypten“ [O Isis and Osiris. Freemason and Egypt] date: 1 September 2017 - 25 February 2018 Exhibition about the presumed ancient Egyptian (Egyptianizing) roots of Freemasonry, arranged based on themes from Mozart's "Zauberflöte"; includes original pharaonic artefacts. info: URL "Aufgrund des Sethos-Romans des Abbé de Tresson berief sich die Freimaurerei von Anbeginn an auf "ägyptische Mysterien", auf die Überwindung der Nichtexistenz für ausschließlich Eingeweihte dieser Mysterien. Ägypten ist deshalb bis in die Gegenwart omnipräsent in der internationalen Freimaurerei und auch ihren Unterformen (zum Beispiel Rosenkreuzer). Freimaurer-Tempel sind deshalb sehr häufig in ägyptischem Stil gebaut. (..)" info: German press report at URL "(..) Mit Exponaten wie einer altägyptischen Flöte oder auch einer jener Rasseln, die einst ägyptische Priester benutzt haben, widmet sich diese Ausstellung nicht nur der Beziehung zwischen Musik und Ägyptologie. Sie nimmt sich, wiederum aktuell, auch das Beziehungsgefüge zwischen Ägypten, der Freimaurerei und Hannover vor. (..)" [update] f) Badisches Landesmuseum Schloss Karlsruhe, 76131 Karlsruhe * "Ramses. Göttlicher Herrscher am Nil" [Ramses. Divine Ruler on the Nile] date: 17 December 2016 - 18 June 2017 [new] info: some photos of objects on display at URL Objects on loan from La Fondation Gandur pour l'Art. [new] info: German press report at URL [update] i) Archäologisches Museum der Universität Münster Domplatz 20-22, 48143 Münster * "Tod und Ewigkeit: Die Münster-Mumie im Fokus der Forschung" [Death and eternity: The Münster mummy in the focus of research] date: 19 November 2016 - 22 January 2017 [new] info: German press report at URL "Der Initiative von Angelika Lohwasser ist es im wesentlichen zu verdanken, dass die Mumie, die die Universität als Dauerleihgabe erhalten hat, restauriert und seit November erstmals im Archäologischen Museum der Universität ausgestellt werden konnte. Noch eine Woche lang können Besucher die Mumie in dem kleinen Museum der Universität am Domplatz sehen, dann muss sie vorerst wieder ins Magazin." - includes a large slideshow. m) Ägyptisches Museum Gabelsbergerstraße 35, 80333 München * “Öffnung Kunst-Handwerk-Raum date: July 2017 - Ongoing info: German press rfeport at URL "(..) So darf man sich Anfang Juli auf die Fertigstellung des Kunst-Handwerk-Raumes in der Dauerausstellung freuen. Dieser gehört neben dem Chronologie-Raum zu den zwei von 14 Räumen, die aus finanziellen Gründen noch nicht ihre endgültige Form haben. Da dreieinhalb Jahre nach Eröffnung endlich der Etat dafür bewilligt ist, werden die bisherigen Platzhalter nun durch rund 200 Original-Objekte ersetzt. Dazu zählen als Highlights 20 Kostbarkeiten aus fünf Jahrtausenden ägyptischer Kleinkunst, wie etwa das erste Glasgefäß der Welt: ein Kelch aus der Zeit um 1450 vor Christus." n) Kultur- Und Stadthistorisches Museum Duisburg Johannes-Corputius-Platz 1, 47051 Duisburg URL * „Die Götter beschenken“ date: 3 December 2017 - TBA info: German press report at URL "(..) „Der Schwerpunkt wird auf der griechischen und römischen Antike liegen, aber wir können das durch Exponate aus Ägypten, Kleinasien und aus dem alten Amerika anreichern.“ (..)" o) Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover Willy-Brandt-Allee 5, D-30169 Hannover URL * "Silberglanz. Von der Kunst des Alters" [Shine of silver. On the art of (old) age] date: 29 September 2017 - 18 February 2018 Exhibition on portraits of old age from Ancient Egypt to modern times. info: URL --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * “Egypt.. The Cradle of Religions” date: 25 January 2017 - February/March 2017 Exhibition of ca. 70 artifacts that express religious tolerance, on loan from the Coptic and Islamic art museums, in addition to relics from the Egyptian Museum. info: source - English press report at URL --ITALY-- e) Museo del Papiro “Corrado Basile” Via Nizza, 14, 96100 Siracusa SR URL * “Immagini di restauro” date: 6 January 2017 - 26 March 2017 Exhibition that illustrates a photographic journey through the restoration, carried out by the Museum, of papyrus scrolls of all ages and stages. info: source - Italian press reports at URL URL i) Museo Archeologico di Milano Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milano * "Milano in Egitto. Gli scavi di Achille Vogliano a Tebtynis e Medînet Mâdi" [Milan in Egypt. Excavations of Achille Vogliano in Tebtunis and Medinet Madi] date: 20 April 2017 - 15 December 2017 The exhibition presents the discoveries of Achille Vogliano, papyrologist and professor of the University of Milan, who participated in excavations campaigns in Tebtunis and Medinet Madi in the 1930s. info: URL --SWITZERLAND-- [update] a) Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15, CH-8002 Zürich * "Osiris - Das versunkene Geheimnis Ägyptens" ["Osiris - Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries"] date: 10 February 2017 - 16 July 2017 [new] info: German press report at URL A long article about Franck Goddio and his finds of underwater excavations in Alexandria. Includes a slideshow. --MEXICO-- [update] c) Centro Cultural Palacio Municipal Jardín Hidalgo 5 , Col. San Luis Potosí Centro, C.P. 78000, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí * "Tutankamón, la tumba, el oro y la maldición" [Tutankhamun, the tomb, the gold and the malediction] date: 15 October 2016 - 15 January 2017 [new] info: Spanish press report at URL ---- For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below. ++ (III) PERSONALS AND ADMIN NOTES [As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF. They usually are not in the Website version.] +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE--- [Next two items submitted by Kat Newkirk and Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press report: "Hundreds of coffins to be restored in Egyptian conservation project" URL "Egypt will restore hundreds of coffins dating back thousands of years to the time of the pharaohs as part of an American- Egyptian project to preserve and document one of the world's oldest civilisations, a director of the project said. The conservation effort, funded by a US grant, will restore more than 600 wooden coffins that date to various eras of ancient Egypt and which are currently stored at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. (..)" -- Other English press reports: URL URL "(...) The Egyptian Museum launched the Coffin Conservation Project on Tuesday, in cooperation with the US Embassy in Cairo, to document and restore 600 wooden coffins over the course of the next two years. The museum won a grant from the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) in 2015 after an international competition to choose the winning project, the General Director of the Egyptian Museum Sabah Abdel Razek said at a press conference on Tuesday. The project will cost US$130,000 and is the largest endeavor to conserve coffins in the world." URL URL "(..) Of the 600 coffins to be restored, 180 are currently being showcased on the third floor of the museum, while the rest are stored in the basement.(..)" -- Spanish press report: URL * Press report: "Royal golden ring stored in Egyptian Museum not stolen as claimed" URL "Elham Salah, head of the Museums Department at the Ministry of Antiquities, has told Ahram Online that claims published on social media that an ancient royal golden ring has been stolen from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square are "unfounded." The ring remains in the store galleries of the museum. (..) With photo. [Next three items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "The fake news that sealed the fate of Antony and Cleopatra" URL "The papers and social media are today full of claims of fake news (..). One of the most egregious examples of this takes us back to ancient Rome and to the very end of the Roman Republic (..). Octavian managed to get hold of a document that he claimed was Antony’s official will and testament – and what a document it turned out to be. Whether it was real or not – and scholars debate this point still – the will contained such inflammatory claims that it set the Roman people against Antony. (..) The document played on many of the anti-eastern (and anti-Cleopatra) prejudices of the ancient Romans (..)." * Press report: "The great Oxford debate" URL "A recent Oxford Union debate was a further step towards the return of Egypt’s stolen cultural artefacts from abroad, writes Zahi Hawass. (..)" * Press report: "Egypt racing against time to open region’s largest museum in 2018" URL About the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), and the laboratories of its Conservation Center. -- Another press report about the GEM: URL * Press report: "Major project to document monuments, promote tourism" URL "Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany has said that the ministry is focusing on neglected archaeological sites to be put on the tourist map, adding that the ministry depends on self-efforts in restoration. (..) An accurate database is being prepared, in cooperation with the Telecommunications Ministry, to promote all of the archaeological sites, promote tourism and resume the renewal of regional museums. The minister visited Tal Atreeb archaeological area in Banha, Tal al-Yahudiya in Shebin al-Qanater and the archaeological relics stores in al-Shoubak in Qalyubia on Sunday. He said the Ministry is working on the establishment of an archaeological site in Qalyubia to include the contents of Tal al-Yahudiya and Tal Atreeb; in addition to carrying out educational and service projects in the governorate. Recently, there has been coordination with the governorate to provide a suitable site to display artifacts from the area, in return for a transfer of land owned by the ministry to the governorate, he said. (..) The minister indicated mulling the erection of high fences at all archaeological sites to protect them against robbery, adding that most archeological sites in the Delta have no walls to help prevent robberies." * Press report: "New Excavation Season Begins at Unusual Egyptian/Nubian Site" URL Michele Buzon, co-director with Stuart Tyson Smith at Tombos, Sudan, tells about the upcoming field season. * Press report: "Green Sahara's ancient rainfall regime revealed" URL "Rainfall patterns in the Sahara during the 6,000-year "Green Sahara" period [ca. 11,000 to 5000 yr B.P.] have been pinpointed by analyzing marine sediments, according to new research (..) Her team's continuous rainfall record shows a thousand-year period about 8,000 years ago when the Sahara became drier. (...) "It looks like this thousand-year dry period caused people to leave," Tierney said. "What's interesting is the people who came back after the dry period were different—most raised cattle. (..)" -- The original research article is available for free: Jessica E. Tierney, Francesco S. R. Pausata, Peter B. deMenocal, "Rainfall regimes of the Green Sahara," in: Science Advances Vol. 3, no. 1 (January 2017) URL * Press report: "El primer 'coach' de la historia vivió en el Antiguo Egipto" URL "Han pasado cuatro milenios, pero cualquiera lo diría leyendo algunas de las máximas de Ptahhotep. Si te topas con un hombre airado, que tiene autoridad sobre ti como superior, dobla los brazos e inclínate, sugiere este visir, una suerte de alcalde en el Antiguo Egipto, en unos consejos sobre cómo lidiar con tus superiores, iguales e inferiores que han llegado a nuestros días con tanta vigencia que parecen escritas ayer. (..)" [Next three items submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press release: "NEH Funds Development of Ancient Egyptian Exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Natural History" URL "Carnegie Museum of Natural History received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) that will fund the development of an immersive virtual experience centered on the museum’s ancient Egyptian funerary boat. The grant will fund the initial research and planning stages of an on-site immersive virtual experience that will simulate a journey on the Nile in the royal funerary boat of pharaoh Senwosret III (...). The museum plans to use the immersive virtual experience as a centerpiece for Egypt on the Nile, a new exhibition Carnegie Museum of Natural History is developing that will explore the parallels between the natural and human history of ancient Egypt and the modern world. The exhibition is being planned for 2020-2021." * Press report: "Google Tango AR takes you inside a mummy's sarcophagus" URL "(..) Google is providing a concrete example by bringing its Tango technology to museums. At the Detroit Institute of Arts, visitors will be able to snag a Lenovo Phab 2 Pro phone and explore Egyptian mummies and other exhibits. The tech will let you peer "inside" a sarcophagus, for instance, to see ancient skeletons and other hidden artifacts. Google's Tango tech is well-suited for indoor exhibitions, as it doesn't rely on GPS, inertial sensors or WiFi tracking. Rather, it uses Kinect-like computer vision to detect and track its surroundings, so it can realistically overlay virtual images no matter where you are. (..)" * Press report: "De tempel van Taffeh" URL "(..) De tempel van Debod ging naar Spanje en staat nu in een park in Madrid, de kleine rotskapel van Ellesya werd geschonken aan het Egyptisch Museum in het Italiaanse Turijn, Amerika kreeg de tempel van Dendoer, waar hij tegenwoordig het Metropolitan Museum in New York opluistert, en voor Nederland was er de kleine tempel van Taffeh. (..)" [Next two items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Premio Mario Tosi per la comunicazione dell’antico" URL "L’Associazione ACME (Amici e collaboratori del Museo Egizio) istituisce il Premio 'Mario Tosi per la comunicazione dell’antico' per ricordare la figura dell’importante egittologo scomparso nel 2014 e tra i soci fondatori dell’associazione che, dal 1974, promuove e diffonde la conoscenza delle collezioni presenti nel Museo e la storia e cultura dell’antico Egitto. Il premio – sostenuto dal generoso contributo dell’Associazione amici e soci sostenitori del Museo Egizio, 'Gli Scarabei', e realizzato grazie alla collaborazione della Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie del Dipartimento di Architettura e Design del Politecnico di Torino e dell’Istituto d’Arte Applicata e Design di Torino – è rivolto a giovani web designer e laureati in discipline dell’area design e comunicazione e mette a disposizione una borsa di 5000 euro per 4 mesi, periodo durante il quale, il candidato vincitore sarà chiamato a collaborare con il team incaricato del Museo Egizio per la realizzazione del sito web istituzionale." -- See also the website of ACME: "Premio Mario Tosi per la Comunicazione dell’Antico 2017" URL * Press report: "Sudan/ Cmentarzysko pasterzy i ich zwierzat sprzed 6 tys. lat" URL Polish report about an unusual necropolis in Sudan which is 6000 years old: People and domestic animals (cows and sheep) were buried together. --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * A few more English press reports about the restoration of a wooden box of the time of Amenhotep II in the National Museums Scotland: URL With close-up photos. URL URL URL "(..) The perfume box, made from cedar, ebony, ivory and gold, is decorated with a dwarf-like creature believed to a symbol of good luck and to help ward off evil spirits. It is thought the box would have been buried alongside a group of ten princesses. (..)" URL "(..) The box and fragments will go on display in a new exhibition, The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial, which opens at the National Museum of Scotland on March 31." [Submitted by Kat Newkirk, Ingrid van Sprakelaar, and Michael Tilgner] * A few more English press reports about the recent finds by the Swedish Lund University mission in Gebel al-Silsila: URL URL URL URL URL URL -- A French press report: URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entries at the Dig Diary of the 16th campaign of Proyecto Djehuty: URL -- "Entries of January 17 and 18" [start of the campaign] * New entries at the blog / Dig Diary of the Project AcrossBorders at Sai Island in Upper Nubia: -- "Hidden Highlights 4" (Jan. 15) URL -- "Summary of week 2, fieldwork season 2017" (Jan. 13) URL * New entry at the blog of the British Museum's Amara West mission: -- "Amara West 2017: a different kind of season" (Jan. 15) URL * New entry at the blog of Liverpool Museums: -- "Researching Animal Mummies" (Jan. 18) URL [Next two items submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * New entry at the blog of the Ancient Egyptian Animal Bio Bank: -- "New year, new job!" (Jan. 17) URL [Manchester Museum welcomes Dr Lidija McKnight on three-month secondment as Project Curator.] * New entry at the blog (Tumblr) of the Brooklyn Museum: -- "[A cat serving the mouse scene]" (Jan. 11) URL -- "[Researching a cosmetic palette]" (Jan. 13) URL +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- * Kevin Brown, Pluralistic contextual approach for the interpretation of Egyptian archaeological sites. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University, 2010 URL * Paul Thomas Nicholson, Working in Memphis: the production of faience at Roman period Kom Helul. Excavation Memoir, vol. 105. London: Egypt Exploration Society, 2013 URL * Paul Thomas Nicholson, Brilliant things for Akhenaten: the production of glass, vitreous materials and pottery at Amarna site O45.1. Excavation Memoir, vol. 80. London, EES, 2007 URL [Already mentioned in EEF NEWS (823).] [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Online version of: Matthias Untermann (Hrsg.), Ägyptische Magie im Wandel der Zeiten. Eine Ausstellung des Instituts für Papyrologie in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institut für Ägyptologie der Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, 2011. 59 pp. - pdf-file (67 MB) URL "Im vergangenen Jahr ist es nun gelungen, das lang vermißte Stück [P.Heid. Kopt. inv. 686] in die Sammlung zurückzuholen. Die Wiederkehr hat das Institut zum Anlaß genommen, im Foyer des Universitätsmuseums eine Ausstellung über Ägyptische Magie im Wandel der Zeiten zu veranstalten. In enger Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institut für Ägyptologie und unterstützt durch andere Sammlungen der Heidelberger Universität sowie das Völkerkunde- museum der J. & E. von Portheim-Stiftung und die private Sammlung Wiegandt wird hier das zurückgewonnene Zauberbuch gemeinsam mit weiteren zugehörigen Schätzen der Papyrussammlung erstmals wieder in seiner angestammten Umgebung präsentiert." --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- * Paul Thomas Nicholson, "Glass vessels from the reign of Thutmose III and a hitherto unknown glass chalice", in Journal of Glass Studies 48 , pp. 11-21. URL * Paul Thomas Nicholson, Caroline Jackson, "Glass of Amenhotep II from tomb KV55 in the Valley of the Kings", in: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 99 (2013), pp. 85-99. URL [Already mentioned in EEF NEWS (823).] * Paul Thomas Nicholson, Caroline Jackson,. "The Harrow chalice: early glass or early fake?" In: Ignatiadou, Despina and Antonaras, Anastassios eds. Annales du Congrès de l'Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre, Vol. 18. A. I. H. V., pp. 38-43. URL * Paul Thomas Nicholson, Salima Ikram, Stephen Francis Mills, "The Catacombs of Anubis at North Saqqara", in: Antiquity 89 (345) (2015), pp. 645-661 URL * New additions to the Propylaeum-DOK repository: -- Budka, Julia (2011) Neues zur Siedlung des Neuen Reiches von Sai Island: Splitter einer pharaonischen Lebenswelt im Sudan. In: Isched. Journal des Aegypten Forum Berlin e.V., 2 (2011), pp. 29-39 URL --- Budka, Julia (2010) Pusch, Edgar B. (Hrsg.), Die Keramik des Grabungsplatzes Q I - Teil 2. Schaber - Marken - Scherben, Hildesheim 2007. In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 105 (2010), pp. 676-685 URL -- Jansen-Winkeln, Karl (2003) Ägyptische Genealogien der Dritten Zwischenzeit. In: Veen, Peter van der ; Zerbst, Uwe (Hrsgg.): Biblische Archäologie am Scheideweg? Für und Wider einer Neudatierung archäologischer Epochen im alttestamentlichen Palästina. Holzgerlingen 2003, pp. 99-103 (Studium integrale : Archäologie) URL -- Budka, Julia (2010) Wiederbestattungen im Grab des Anch-Hor. Neufunde der Kampagne 2009. In: Sokar, 11 (2010), pp. 88-93 URL -- Budka, Julia (2011) E. Christiana Köhler, Helwan I. Excavations in the Early Dynastic Cemetery Season 1997/98, Heidelberg 2005. In: Archiv für Orientforschung: Internationale Zeitschrift für die Wissenschaft vom Vorderen Orient, 52 (2011), pp. 356-360 URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Book review: "100 ans d’archéologie en images" URL "Un ouvrage retraçant un siècle d'archéologie franco-égyptienne vient de paraître. Il regroupe 184 photographies d'une grande valeur historique et esthétique." Review of: Delphine Driaux, Marie-Lys Arnette, Instantanés d’Égypte: Trésors photographiques de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale, Le Caire, 2016. +++ (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 British Museum, Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, is looking for a Project Curator: Egyptian Touring Exhibitions. (..) The successful candidate will be educated to postgraduate degree level with an MA in Egyptology or a related subject. (..) Closing date: 31 January 2017. URL * UCL Culture invite applications for the post of Curator of the Petrie Museum. (..) The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience, as well as extensive experience of curating archaeological collections in a museum environment. (...) Closing date: 26 February 2017. URL * (&) The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has a job opening for: Terrace Research Associate in Egyptian Art (..) Advanced graduate student in Egyptology preferred. (..) This is a temporary position for approximately 5 months, during the winter/spring of 2017. (...) Application deadline: 20 January 2017 URL * (&) Leiden University, Faculty of Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, has the following job opening: University Lectureship in Egyptian Archaeology, Art and Material Culture Appointment will initially be for two years from July 2017 through June 2020, with the possibility of a permanent position thereafter. Required are a PhD degree in a relevant field, specialist expertise in Egyptian Archaeology, Art and Material Culture of the Old and Middle Kingdoms, (..) an excellent command of Old and Middle Egyptian and the ability to teach these languages on all levels. (..). Application deadline: January 15, 2017. Full information at URL * (&) The newly created Centre for Egyptian Temple Studies at the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, is looking for an Assistant for organisation tasks. Closing date: 20 December 2016. URL * (&) The newly founded Centre for Mediaeval Nubia, part of Department of Nubiology, Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, is looking for two young scholars who will help building and updating databases and processing of archived documentation of archaeological research in the Middle Nile Valley. Closing date: 25 December 2016 URL * (&) The Discipline of Classics and Ancient History in the School of Humanities at the University of New England (UNE), Armidale, Australia, is advertising for a new Lecturer specialising in Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern History and Classical Greek language. (..) Required: A PhD (awarded) in Classics, Ancient History, and/or Egyptology. (..) Closing date: 11 December 2016. URL * (&) The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University invites applications to fill a postdoctoral research position in Egyptology. The field of specialization is open, but a background in archaeology and/or art history is desirable. The appointment is for one year, beginning on July 1, 2017. (..) Apply: URL Completed applications must be received by February 1, 2017. (#) * (&) The DFG Research Training Group 1878 (RTG) of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn on the topic of “Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies” invites applications for two positions of Graduate Fellowship leading to a Ph.D. and one Doctoral Scholarship at the University of Bonn to begin on April 1st, 2017. (..) Applications are welcome in all subjects of the Research Training Group in Bonn. Applications for the fields of Egyptology, Historical Geography and Islamic Archaeology are particularly desirable. (..) Closing date for applications: December 18th, 2016 URL * (&) The British Museum has an opportunity for a Project Curator (Ceramics) to support the Amara West Research Project, with specific responsibility for documenting, analysing researching and publishing ceramic assemblages from the site. (..) Closing date: 25th November 2016. URL * (&) The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology at Brown University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Egyptology or Assyriology (including the material culture of Egypt or Mesopotamia), or the history of the exact sciences in antiquity. (..) The successful candidate will be appointed for one year beginning on 1 July 2017, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year (July 1,2018- June 30,19). (..) Applications for the 2017-18 appointment are due before January 16,2017. (..) URL * (&) The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral scholars for 2017-2018 in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, or Ancient Near Eastern Cultures [incl. Egyptology]. (..) The fellowship period will begin October 1, 2017, and is for a period of one academic year. (..) Last date for acceptance of material: March 2, 2017. (#) * (&) The San Antonio Museum of Art will sponsor a post-doctoral research fellowship in the history of art and material culture, awarded for the two-year period beginning at a date TBD in 2017. The fellowship is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and offers a stipend of $48,000/year. While in residence in San Antonio, the Mellon fellow will have the opportunity for scholarly research, exhibition and publication in one of the San Antonio Museum of Art’s collecting areas. (...), including Egyptian Art (..). Applicants should submit their application by February 1, 2017 (..) URL * (&) The American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce the continuation of its program of Core Teaching Fellowships, intended for recent PhD graduates. Successful applicants will be appointed, for a three-year term, as Core Curriculum Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows with the rank of visiting assistant professor. (..) Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled. One or more Fellows will be appointed in fall 2017, depending on needs. Candidates in any of the following disciplines are welcome to apply: Anthropology; Arab and Islamic History; Archaeology; Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Economics; Egyptology; Geology; History and Philosophy of Science; Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics; Psychology; Sociology. (..) Info: URL * (&) University of Oxford - Faculty of Oriental Studies: Wainwright Early Career Fellow in Near-Eastern Archaeology (2 posts) (..) The Early Career Fellows will carry out research into the non-classical archaeology of any country or countries of Northern Africa and the Near East (from Morocco to Afghanistan). (..) You will have been awarded, or close to the award of, a doctorate, and will be required to present a proposal for research and publication focused on research into the non-classical archaeology (not literary nor philological studies) of any country or countries of Northern Africa and the Near East. (..) Two positions are available for a fixed-term period of 6 months. The closing date for applications is 28 October 2016. URL * (&) Missouri State University is seeking to hire a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the History of the Ancient Near East and/or Mediterranean World excluding Rome. (..) Successful candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach upper-division courses broadly in their specialty including Greece, the Near East and/or Egypt. Deadline: 14 October 2016. Full info: URL URL * (&) The Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology Department (SAPE) of the American University in Cairo is seeking a specialist in Coptic Studies (Coptology). Candidates must be able to teach the Coptic language and must also offer at least one other specialty from among the following: Coptic monasticism, Coptic archaeology, Coptic art and architecture, Late Antique Egypt. The candidate will teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. (..) Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2016. URL ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society invites applications for grants to support fieldwork and research in Egypt. The total value of the funds available will be in the region of £40,000; the maximum that any single project will be allocated is £20,000. The closing date for applications is Saturday 31 December 2016. (..) Applicants should be members of the Society (...). Applications should normally be submitted by the proposed Field Director (..). URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society invites applications for grants from its Centenary Fund. The total value of the Award will be in the region of £5,000. This sum will be divided among several projects, and the maximum any single project will be allocated is unlikely to exceed £2,500. The Centenary Awards are intended to encourage early-career Egyptologists: applicants must be current postgraduate students or within five years of having been awarded their degree. The closing date for applications is Saturday 31 December 2016. (..) Applicants need not be members of the EES. (..) URL * (&) The Richard H. Wilkinson Research Fellowship The Fellowship supports Egyptological and archaeological research in the area of ancient Thebes or elsewhere in Upper Egypt. (..) Applications are due November 15th, 2016 for awards in 2017. URL * (&) Bourses doctorales et postdoctorales attribuées par l’IFAO. (..) Les demandes doivent être déposées avant le 25 mai pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er janvier et le 30 juin et avant le 20 novembre pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er septembre et le 22 décembre. URL --AWARDS & CONTESTS-- * (&) Die Stiftung für Ägyptologie zur Erforschung der ägyptischen Rechtsgeschichte schreibt im Jahr 2016 erneut einen Wettbewerb aus. Ziel der Stiftung ist die Fortführung der Forschungsarbeit des Stifters Prof. Dr. Schafik Allam im Bereich der rechtshistorischen Forschung in der Ägyptologie. Schwerpunkt der Stiftungsförderung ist die Erforschung von Urkunden in ägyptischer Sprache und Schrift (Hieroglyphisch, Hieratisch, Kursivhieratisch, Demotisch und Koptisch). (..) Für ein schriftliches Werk wird dieses Jahr ein Preisgeld von 2.000,00 € ausgelobt. Teilnehmen kann, wer eine schriftliche Arbeit im oben erwähnten Forschungsbereich in deutscher, englischer oder französischer Sprache verfasst hat und nicht über eine unbefristete Anstellung im Fachbereich Ägyptologie oder einem entsprechenden Institut verfügt. Angenommen werden Dissertationen, Magisterarbeiten, Masterarbeiten und Aufsätze. Eine Publikation ist nicht Voraussetzung. Einreichungsfrist ist der 31.06.2017. Später eingereichte Arbeiten bleiben unberücksichtigt. Die Veröffentlichung darf bei Einreichung nicht älter als ein Jahr sein. Unveröffentlichte Arbeiten unterliegen nicht dieser Frist. Bewerber schicken die Arbeiten bitte per pdf an: email (#) --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) Mercia Egyptology Society announce this term's course: Amarna - City of Akhetaten and Nefertiti, starting next week at Coventry, U.K. URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society announces the following courses "Museums Management and Operation" 5-26 November 2016, EES Cairo Office URL * (&) A 16 week Intensive Advanced Middle Egyptian Grammar course will be held at the Oriental Institute, Chicago, beginning in January 2017. It's a hybrid course and can be taken onsite, online, or a combination of both. Registration Deadline: January 2, 2017. URL * (&) An online Archaeoastronomy course is now avaliable. To access the lessons (the course is free of charge) please visit URL More info and a few videos, including Egypt, can be found at the facebook page: URL * (&) Curso de Egiptología 2016-2017 de la Asociación Española de Egiptología: “Creencias y sabiduría en el Antiguo Egipto” Museo de San Isidro-Los Orígenes de Madrid. Plaza de San Andrés, nº 2, Madrid Viernes, del 7 de octubre de 2016 a 21 de abril de 2017, 19 h. Colaboran: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Museo de San Isidro-Los Orígenes de Madrid y el Templo de Debod URL * (&) Giulio Magli would like to inform you that on the "Open Knowledge" platform of the Politecnico of Milan the MOOC (massive open online course) entitled "Archaeoastronomy: the science of stars and stones" is now avaliable. The course is and will always be 100% free of charge and the lessons are avaliable at any time. It is based on "weeks" made up of short lessons (less than 10 minutes each). The level is undergraduate. Of course Egypt has a key role and an entire "week" is devoted to it. I hope that you will find it useful for your teaching acitivities and that it may contribute to spread a correct approach to this discipline in the general public. To see the promo and access the course: URL * (&) "BLUE: a symposium exploring aspects of life in ancient Egypt" URL Egypt seen through the theme of the colour blue. A selection of 12 lectures presented in a symposium style, by Dr Joyce Tyldesley, Dr Steven Snape, Prof. Paul Nicholson, Dr Glenn Godenho, and Dr Campbell Price. FREE - 3 hour videos. * (&) HieroEducation - offering online Egyptology courses: URL "(..) We’re offering an Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs to begin with, and will be expanding our portfolio of courses from there. (..) The courses are entirely online, and are based around live classes where you can discuss what you’ve learned with your course tutor, and video lectures and other teaching materials (downloadable resources, quizzes and challenges and more) which you can access anytime you like. (..)" Tutor: Dr Joanna Kyffin * (&) A series of free, on-line classes in Egyptology are being offered by U. Manchester: 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: -- ZDFinfo, January 24, 2017, 21:40-22:25 "Aufgedeckt - Rätsel der Geschichte: Das Geheimnis um Tutanchamuns Grab" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --SOFTWARE & APPS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- * TBA * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --MUSIC & THEATRE-- * Press report: "Dave Soldier: The Eighth Hour Of Amduat" URL "Dave Soldier (real name Dr. Dave Sulzer, a neuroscientist at Columbia University) has assembled an avant-garde jazz opera based on the oldest known musical score [sic] (the 8th hour of the book of the Amduat) the hieroglyphs of which have been translated into Italian by Egyptologist Professor Ritat Lucarrelli. Each of the main protagonists additionally represents a character in the opera, so for example mezzosoprano Sahoko Sato Timpone is also Mistress of the Boat. (..)" -- Another English review: URL -- Dutch press report: URL With track listing (which is also at URL), -- Background info (libretto and score) by the composer [PDF]: URL +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA ++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- a) American Research Center in Egypt * 68th Annual Meeting of ARCE Abstracts are invited before January 6, 2017. date: April 21-23, 2017 place: Intercontinental at the Plaza Hotel, Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Mo. info: Call for Papers at URL b) ARCE/New York Chapter * TBA Organized by ARCE/NY in co-sponsorship with New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU). Reception to follow Lecture. date: ..., 2016, 6:00 p.m. place: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU) 15 East 84th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues) New York, New York costs: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at URL * TBA Organized by ARCE/NY in co-sponsorship with the Egyptological Seminar Of New York (ESNY). date: ..., 2016; 6:30 p.m. place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Studio, Uris Center, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY costs: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at email * TBA date: ..., 2016; 6:00 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; advanced R.S.V.P. required at email info: URL * TBA date: ..., 2016; 6:00 p.m. place: Unitarian Church of All Souls (Sanctuary) 1157 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10075 (URL) costs: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at email c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2016; 7:30 p.m. place: Room 238, Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon costs: free and open to the public info: mailto d) - e) - f) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date: ...., 2016; 1pm - 5pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeoolgy and Anthropology, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA costs: $18 for the general public, $13 for museum members, $8 for ARCE-PA members and students info: URL g) - h) - i) - j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * "Virtual Saqqara: Re-imagining Egypt's most enduring cemetery", by Dr. Elaine Sullivan (UC Santa Cruz) date: Sunday, January 29, 2017; 3:00 PM place: Room 20, Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley costs: no charge, but donations are very welcome. info: email URL k) - l) - m) - n) ARCE/New England Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2016; 6:00 PM place: Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Building, Room 224, 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 info: email --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: .., 2016; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2016; 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: ...2016; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2016; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: email URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) - b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * TBA date: ... 2016; 18:30 place: Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building UCL, opposite UCL main gates, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT info: email URL * TBA date: ..., 2016; 18:30 place: Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building UCL, opposite UCL main gates, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT info: URL c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * TBA date: ..... 201; 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: .. 2016; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 * TBA date: ... 2016; 18:00 place: Priory Road Lecture Theatre, 12 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU costs: free for members, £2.00 for non-members. info: URL e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ... 2016; 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm start place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: members £3.00, non-members £6.00 info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Swansea University * "Recent Excavations on Sai Island: Pyramids, Pounders, and Nimiti", by Kenneth Griffin date: Wednesday 18th January 2017; 7.00 pm place: Callaghan Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, £3.00 non-members info: telephone 01792 295960 g) Manchester Egyptology Society * TBA date: .. 2016; 7.45 pm place: Pendulum Hotel, Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB info: URL h) Manchester Museum, * "If a crocodile has sex with her...": Animals between magic, religion, and divination in Graeco-Roman Egypt,", by Dr Luigi Prada (Oxford University), date: 13 January 2017; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT place: Collections Study Centre, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL costs: free; register at URL info: URL i) Kemet Klub * Day School: "Hatshepsut: A trio of lectures" "Portrait of a Female Pharaoh: Hatshepsut", by Lucia Gahlin "The Ceiling of Senenmut: One of the mysteries of Queen Hatshepsut's reign", by Dr Bernadette Brady "The eternal homes of Hatshepsut and Senenmut", by Dr Aidan Dodson date: Saturday 18th February 2017; 10am - 4pm place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR costs: £34 info: booking with email j) TBA * 1st International Conference on Birds in Ancient Egypt date: postponed [was: 3 - 6 April 2017] place: TBA, Swansea info: email k) The British Association of Near Eastern Archaeologists URL * BANEA Conference 2017: "Grand Challenges and Blue Skies in the Study of the Ancient Near East" Deadline for sessions/workshops propolas is 15 September 2016; deadline for individual paper abstracts is 31 October 2016. date: 4-6 January 2017 place: University of Glasgow info: URL info: email l) - m) - n) - o) - p) Christ’s College, University of Cambridge * Symposium: "Egyptology and Anthropology: Historiography, theoretical exchange, and conceptual development" Abstracts are invited before April 1, 2017. date: July 25-26 2017. place: the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and Christ's College, University of Cambridge info: URL q) Egyptian Society Taunton * TBA date: ...2016; doors open at 1.30 pm for 2 pm start place: The Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4EP, UK costs: members £6, non-members £7.50 info: URL * TBA date: ... 2016; doors open at 1.30 pm for 2 pm start place: The Old School Room, Castle House in the Museum of Somerset complex, TA1 4AA costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £7.50 info: URL r) West Midlands Egyptology Society (WMES) * TBA date: ... 2016; 6.45 pm (doors open 6.00pm) place: Perry Beeches II: The Free School, 156 Newhall St, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1SJ costs: £3.50 (£2.50 students) info: URL s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 12:45pm place: Room 301, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ costs: £5 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2015; 19:30 - 21:00 place: New King's 10, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3FX costs: free info: mail info: URL * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) info: URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JBA costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) * TBA. date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) u) Birmingham Egyptology * 4th Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Digging into Ancient Egypt" Abstracts of papers are invited before 28th November 2016. date: Friday 17th February 2017 place: University of Birmingham, UK info: email info: URL v) The Department of Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Sciences Bournemouth University Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB * Conference: "Contextualising the Dead" date: 16-18 December 2016 A cross disciplinary conference examining the role of the dead in society (past and present). The conference is targetted towards researchers whom are working on mortuary practices, beliefs and associated remains, monumentality and landscapes to facilitate wider scholarly debate on their work. Specialities encompassed, but not limited to, are human evolution, landscape archaeology, field archaeology, bioarchaeology, sociology, ethnology, ethnohistory and history. The deadline for submission of session proposals is the 1st May 2016. info: URL w) - x) Durham University * Sudan Studies Postgraduate Conference Interdisciplinary conference for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers with a focus on Sudan and South Sudan (ancient and modern). Abstracts of papers are invited before 31st January 2017. date: Saturday, 13th May 2017 place: Dawson Building, Department of Archaeology, Durham University info: email --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 15:00 place: Leemanszaal, National Museum of Antiquities (RMO), Rapenburg 28, Leiden. 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 * Symposium: "Koninginnen van de Nijl" date: 6 March 2017; 12.30 - 17.00 uur info: URL e) Mehen URL * TBA f) Historisch Nieuwsblad * Study Day: "Collegedag over het Oude Egypte" Speakers: Maarten Raven, Ben Haring, Huub Pragt date: 16 January 2017; 9:30 - 17:00 place: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden costs: EUR 69 (subscribers HN) / EUR 89 (non-subscribers) info: URL --GERMANY-- a) - b) - c) Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14, D-37073 Göttingen * 49. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz (SÄK) 2017: "Steininschrift und Bibelwort' - Religiöse Texte aus Ägypten in ihrem kulturellen Umfeld" date: 14-16 July 2017 info: URL info: email --VATICAN CITY-- a) The Egyptian Department and the Diagnostic Laboratory for Conservation and Restoration of the Musei Vaticani * Second Vatican Coffin Conference date: 6-9 June 2017 place: Musei Vaticani costs: EUR 100; registration before 10 February 2017. info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * TBA b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * TBA date: ... 2016; 6:00 pm place: Garden Room, British Council, 192 Sharia El-Nil, Agouza-Cairo. info: URL * 5th Delta Survey Workshop Abstracts of papers invited before 1st December 2016. date: Thursday 6th and Friday 7th April 2017 place: Bibliotheca Alexandrina. info: email info: URL c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * TBA date: ... 2015; 18h00 info: URL d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2016; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) The t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology * TBA date: ... 2016; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * TBA date: ..., 2016; 6:30 pm place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, Ministry of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek costs: free and open to all info: email g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 6 p.m. info: RSVP at email h) Writing and Scripts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina 21526 El Chatby, Alexandria * TBA date: ... 2016; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2016; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email j) Graduate Annual Research Discussions on Egypt and Nubia (GARDEN) * Conference: GARDEN IV Young researchers (MA and beginning to mid-completion PhD students) are invited to submit abstracts of papers before January 15th, 2017. date: February 25th, 2017 place: German Archaeological Institute in Cairo info: email k) Science of Ancient Egyptian Materials and Techologies (SAEMT) * First International Conference on the Science of Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technologies Deadline for abstracts of papers is 15 January 2017 [was: 20 November 2016]. date: 4-6 November 2017 place: El Manial Palace, Cairo info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL l) - m) Research Centre in Cairo Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw 11 Mahalla st., Cairo –Heliopolis, Egypt * TBA date: ... 2016; 6 p.m. place: Research Centre in Cairo, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW, 11 Mahalla St., Cairo - Heliopolis info: email --ITALY-- a) L'Università degli Studi di Milano Dipartimento di Studi letterari, filologici e linguistici * "7th Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology Conference" Deadline for abstracts submission is February 28, 2017. date: July 3-7 [was: May 8-12], 2017 place: Università degli Studi di Milano, Sala Napoleonica, Via S. Antonio, 12, Milano 20122 info: email b) World Congress on Mummy Studies * The 10th World Congress on Mummy Studies date: TBA, 2020 place: TBA, Bolzano, Italy info: source - URL c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2016; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) Current Research in Egyptology * CRE 2017 Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 [was: 2] December 2016. date: 3-6th May 2017 place: Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale", Palazzo du Mesnil, Napoli info: first Call for Papers at URL info: URL info: email --FRANCE-- a) - --PORTUGAL-- a) - b) Universidade Nova de Lisboa * VIIIth European Conference of Egyptologists (CECE 8): "Egypt 2017: Perspectives of Research" date: June 26, 2017 - July 1, 2017 place: Lisbon info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL and URL --BELGIUM-- a) - --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA b) Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba Doctor Esquerdo, 16 - 6º derecha, Madrid 28028 * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:00 place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Pso. habana, 40), Madrid costs: free, but reservation is advisable info: URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) - --DENMARK-- a) - --SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ...; 18:30 place: Hörsaal KO2 F 150, Universität Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich costs: open for members, students, and the general public. info: email --GREECE-- a) Hellenic Institute of Egyptology * Conference: "Environment & Religion in Ancient & Coptic Egypt: Sensing the Cosmos through the Eyes of the Divine" Egyptological conference held in memoriam of Prof. Dr Mosalam Shaltout (1946-2015). Abstracts of papers are invited before the end of April 2016. date: 1-3 February 2017 place: The People’s University of Athens, Athens, Greece info: The final form of the 1st Circular may be found at URL info: email --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * "Origins 6: Sixth International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt" Deadline for abstracts of papers is 28th of February 2016. date: 10-15 September 2017 place: Vienna info: URL info: 2nd Call for Papers at URL info: email --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA --BRAZIL-- a) - --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 * TBA b) National Museum – Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures Betlémské námestí 1, CZ-11000 Prague 1 * TBA --POLAND-- a) - b) Department of Egyptology, University of Warsaw * Conference: "Sign and Symbol in Comparative Perspective" Abstract deadline is 28th of February 2017. date: 19 – 21 June 2017 info: URL --PERU-- a) - --SOUTH AFRICA-- a) The Egyptian Society of South Africa URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 19h30 place: St George's Grammar School in Mowbray info: email +++ (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) Imagination Station 1 Discovery Way, Toledo, OH 43604 URL * “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” date: February 2018 - April 2018 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Franklin Institute Science Museum (January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016). info: source - URL b) - c) Cranbrook Institute of Science? 39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801 URL * “Tutankhamun: Wonderful things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” date: February 3, 2017 - September 3, 2017 Travelling exhibition that features 124 replicas of items from Tutankhamun's tomb. It has been at many North- American venues since 1996, most recently at the Science Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke (June 14, 2014 - January 4, 2015) and the Grey Roots Museum and Archive, Owen Sound, ON (May 7, 2016 - October 3, 2016). info: URL Exhibition catalogue available at URL d) The Harvard Semitic Museum 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 URL * “Recreating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres” date: February 11, 2016 - ongoing Centerpiece is a reproduction of Hetepheres' chair. info: URL With photo gallery and video. e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "A Woman's Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt" date: December 15, 2016 - March 24, 2017 Exhibition with 25 ancient Egyptian artefacts that explore the differences between male and female access to the afterlife. info: URL info: press release [PDF] at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Egyptian medicine taught that an entombed woman faced a biological barrier to rebirth. The ancient Egyptians believed that in human reproduction it was The Man who created the fetus, and transferred it to the woman during intercourse. This ultimately made rebirth impossible for a woman alone. To overcome this perceived problem a priest ritually transformed a woman's mummy into a man long enough to create a fetus. The ritual for this transformation required representing a woman with red skin on her coffin--- the color normally assigned to a man. Furthermore, artisans inscribed the coffin with spells that addressed the woman in masculine pronouns for a priest to recite. The use of "male" color and strategically inflected language had the power to change her gender in the coffin. A woman later returned to her original female state and incubated herself for rebirth into the afterlife as a woman. (..)" URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The show demonstrates this concept with a coffin from the museum’s collection (around 1292-1190 BC), which portrays the deceased with male skin (conventionally red) on the coffin’s exterior—addressed by four gods using a masculine pronoun—and with female skin (conventionally yellow) on the mummy’s mask. Around 25 objects from the museum’s collection are on view, including pieces never before exhibited, like a collar with Atum, a male god who created the world all on his own. There is also a statuette of Atum holding his erect phallus in his hand, which is a feminine word in Egyptian. “This is the way [he created the world]—quite literally, masturbating,” Bleiberg says. Other objects, like two wooden statues, show that females are once again treated as women when they enter the afterlife, despite their portrayal with male attributes on their coffins. There are also statues of Osiris and Isis. (..)" URL f) - g) The Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 URL * “Pyramids & Sphinxes” date: February 6, 2016 - May 24, 2016 Exhibition of 19th century images (paintings and photos) of ancient Egyptian monuments. info: URL info: English press report at URL With some 19th c. and 20th c. photos of monuments. * “Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt” date: March 13, 2016 - June 12, 2016 Exhibition of ancient Egyptian objects on loan from the British Museum, supplemented by key works from the Cleveland collection. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "The current exhibition encompasses 157 works that trace 3,000 year of ancient Egyptian history and culture. The show is an expanded version of a traveling exhibition organized by the British Museum that toured England and Scotland in 2011-13. (..)" With a photo gallery (24 artefacts). URL With a video of a TV report about the opening. info: English press report at URL With a video of a TV report (view of displays). URL "(..) It includes more than 150 artworks and objects, ranging from jewelry to monumental sculpture, from the British Museum, as well as masterworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection. (...)" Description of the 10 thematic sections. URL Picture gallery (24 photos). URL Picture gallery (39 photos). URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL With a photo of one of the objects on display: "Seated statue of Pharaoh Seti II" info: English press report at URL info: English blog report, with review, at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL "The Cleveland Museum of Art is extending its hours of operation June 7-June 12 to offer visitors additional times to view Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt.(..)" URL URL URL Photo gallery (25 pics). h) Grand Rapids Public Museum 272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 URL * "Egypt: Be Curious" date: March 21, 2015 - TBA The exhibition includes artifacts donated by Grand Rapids-area residents that were collected from Egypt, including a mummy (Nakhte-Bastet-Iru), jewellery, funerary masks and statuettes. info: English press report at URL URL URL "(..) The museum's exhibition includes recent reconstructions of Nakhte-Bastet-Iru's skull and face to show what the well-to-do Egyptian woman would have looked like prior to her death in 800 BCE. (..)" With an 8 image slideshow. info: English press report at URL i) Oriental Institute Museum 1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637 * "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" date: August 28, 2014 - April 24, 2016 [was: ongoing] A revised exhibit of the original show "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" (August 20, 2013 - February 23, 2014), with photographic portraits, explores how cultural achievements of the ancient Middle East have created or contributed to much of modern life. info: URL j) Penn Museum 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 URL * “Magic in the Ancient World” date: April 16, 2016 – April 30, 2017 Exhibition of objects associated with magical practices in ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Egypt, from the Penn Museum’s own collections. info: URL info: URL "(..) featuring 81 artifacts from the Penn Museum’s collections. The exhibition explores some of the magical objects, words and rituals used in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. (..)" Examples of artfecats are provided, namely the Tutu Stela, a wedjat eye, a Book of the Dead papyrus, canopic jars, shabtis, an ivory wand, and erotic plaques. info: English press report at URL About a special event on Saturday, November 12. k) - l) University Museum, San Francisco State University c/o Museum Studies Program, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 * Opening of the Global Museum (incl. reopening the Sutro Egyptian collection) date: Spring 2017 [was: Fall 2016; was: Spring 2016; was: Fall 2015] - ongoing info: URL URL info: press reports at URL "The Sutro Egyptian and Treganza collection will be moved as part of the University Museum’s relocation into the Fine Arts building next semester for specialized care and greater student accessibility. (..) The Museum Studies gallery is [currently] located on the fifth floor of the Humanities building which, according to Museum Studies Professor and Director Edward Luby, has been inaccessible to students and local families who want to visit the museum. (..)" URL "The University Museum’s plan to move two collections into the Fine Arts Building this spring have been postponed until fall 2015, allowing artifacts to be temporarily loaned to other museums and galleries until the grand opening. The Treganza and Sutro Egyptian collections were originally scheduled for a spring 2015 move into FA 203. (..) The Sutro Egyptian collection, which is currently housed in the fifth floor of the Humanities Building at the University Museum, has no plans to reopen before the move but a few items will be loaned to the San Francisco International Airport Museum (..)" info: online database of the Sutro Collection of Egyptian Antiquities that includes ca. 700 objects (incl. two intact mummies) - URL m) Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art Visual Arts Center California State University San Bernardino 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 * Re-opening of Ancient Egyptian galleries (now closed for renovations): "Journey to the Beyond: Ancient Egyptians in the Pursuit of Eternity" date: October 8, 2016 - ongoing OR July 31, 2017 info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL Here it is listed as a temporary exhibition instead of a permanent one. Idem in: URL URL n) Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, Texas 77030 URL * “Mummies of the World” date: September 24, 2016 – May 29, 2017 The travelling exhibition with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 95 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. It was at many venues in the USA, most recently the Leonardo, Salt Lake City (December 18, 2015 - March 6, 2016) and Bowers Museum, Santa Ana (March 19, 2016 - September 5, 2016). info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL o) - p) Texas Museum of Science and Technology 1220 Toro Grande Dr., Cedar Park TX, 78613 URL * “Tutankhamun: Wonderful things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” date: November 12, 2016 - TBA Travelling exhibition that features 124 (131) replicas of items from Tutankhamun's tomb. It has been at many North- American venues since 1996, most recently at Grey Roots Museum and Archive, Owen Sound, ON (May 7, 2016 - October 3, 2016). Will travel to the Cranbrook Institute of Science (February 3, 2017 - September 3, 2017). info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL q) The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, URL * “Late Antique Textiles and Modern Design” date: November 11, 2016 – October 1, 2017 The exhibition compares foliate patterns and roundels that are found on textiles from the Late Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic periods in Egypt to similar motifs in postcards by the Wiener Werkstätte and on garments designed by Mariano Fortuny (1871–1949). info: URL "(..) Created in Egypt between about 200 and 600, the textiles on view include a child’s dress; elements from a sleeve, tunic, blanket or cover,and others whose original use is not known. Variations of the scrolling vines and stylized motifs that adorn these textiles can be seen on works created nearly 1500 years later." r) - s) - t) Museum of Contemporary Art 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 URL * “Matthew Barney: River of Fundament” date: September 13 [was: 14], 2015 - January 18, 2016 An exhibition that brings together for the first time, the entire ensemble of Matthew Barney's multipart "River of Fundament" project, comprising the symphonic film of epic length (5 hours) "River of Fundament," large-scale sculptures, drawings, photographs, story boards, and vitrines. The work is inspired by the American author Norman Mailer and his novel, "Ancient Evenings," set in Ancient Egypt from 1290-110 B.C.. This is a modified version of the exhibition that was at the Haus der Kunst, München (16 March 2014 - 17 August 2014) and at the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania (22 November 2014 - 13 April 2015). info: URL info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL u) Pierro Gallery 5 Mead St, South Orange, NJ 07079 URL * “…like an Egyptian!" date: September 15, 2016 - October 15, 2016 The exhibition explores the influence of ancient Egyptian themes in the work of local and regional artists. info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) HaGar AbdelRahman and John Branigan, guest curators in association with the M.A. program in Museum Professions at Seton Hall University explore the influence of ancient Egyptian themes in the work of local and regional artists in an exhibition (..) of works of sixteen artists who have been deeply influenced by Egypt. (..)" v) - w) The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 URL * Closed for renovation date: July 1, 2012 - April 2017 info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) When the museum reopens to the public in April 2017, (..)" info: Ancient Egypt Collection - online: URL x) McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-3200 URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: February 3, 2017 – May 7 [was: April 3], 2017 The exhibition explores the role of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through nearly thirty different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - November 28, 2015), Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio (June 17, 2016 – September 11, 2016), and the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (October 7, 2016 – January 8, 2017). info: URL info: URL info: English press report at: URL "(..) She said future displays have been booked years in advance. One that’s sure to draw interest is an Egyptian cats exhibit, set for opening in 2017. The Egyptian exhibit currently on display has a mummified cat and other references to the revered animal. Johnson expects this new upcoming exhibit to be a popular one. (..)" y) The Franklin Institute Science Museum 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 URL * "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" date: January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix (May 31, 2014 - September 1, 2014), the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park (September 27, 2014 - April 25, 2015), and Durham Museum, Omaha (May 23, 2015 - September 6, 2015). info: URL info: English press report at URL With photos of the shipping/installation. info: English press report at URL z) Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 * Closure for installations date: August 1, 2016 - October 7, 2016 info: URL za) - zb) Legion of Honor Lincoln Park | 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 URL * “The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine” date: May 14, 2016 – August 26, 2018 The exhibition makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies (Irethorrou and “Hatason”). Besides an interactive virtual dissection table there are amulets and tomb furnishings on display. info: URL zc) Denver Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205 URL * "Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs" [was: "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife"] date: October 14 [was: 6], 2016 – February 5 [was: Fall], 2017 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016). info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With slideshow. zd) The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: February 24, 2018 – January 2019 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016) and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Fall 2016). info: URL ze) - zf) Museum of Discovery and Science 401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 URL * “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” date: 4 February 2017 - 30 April 2017 [was: Feb-Apr 2017] Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia (January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016) and the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane (September 24, 2016 – January 6, 2017). info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL Here the exhibition is said to run through April 20, 2017. zg) COSI - Center of Science and Industry 333 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 URL * “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” date: May 2018 - September 2018 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia (January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016), the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane (September 24, 2016 – January 6, 2017) and the Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale (February 2017 - April 2017). info: source - URL zh) American Museum of Natural History Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024 URL * “Mummies: Images of the Afterlife” date: March 18, 2017 – January 7, 2018 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016), Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (February 19, 2016 – September 5, 2016), and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (October 14, 2016 – February 5, 2017). info: source - URL --CANADA-- a) - --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) - b) - c) Orchard Learning Resource Centre University of Birmingham, Hamilton Drive, Weoley Park Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6QW * “Objects Come to Life” date: October 29, 2016 - Late summer 2017 A physical and digital exhibition of the Eton Myers Collection of Egyptian Art, on loan to the University of Birmingham, UK, which explores the importance and intrigue of private collections of ancient artefacts. info: virtual exhibition - URL d) Two Temple Place 2 Temple Place, Londen WC2R 3BD URL * "Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt" [was: "The Appearance of Beauty: Style and Adornment in Ancient Egypt"] date: 30th January 2016 - 24th April 2016 Exhibition of Ancient Egyptian artefacts from the collections of smaller museums around the UK, showing how ancient Egyptians transformed their appearance, both in this life (imagery, clothing and jewellery, hair-dressing and makeup rituals) and in readiness of the next life (coffins and funerary head coverings). info: URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Drawn from Bagshaw Museum (Kirklees Council), Bexhill Museum, Bolton Museum, Royal Pavilion & Museums (Brighton & Hove), Macclesfield Museums and Touchstones Rochdale, (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: press release, and a folder with photos, at URL info: English press report at URL With slideshow. info: English press report at URL With photos of artefacts. info: English press reports at URL URL "The golden mummy mask of Titus Flavius Demetrius, who chose to be buried not as a Roman citizen but as an Egyptian god, is still in gleamingly immaculate condition 1,900 years after it was made. (..)" With photos of mask. URL "Artefacts from Bolton’s collection appear alongside those from six other museums (..) More than 100 treasures from Bolton's collection – including coffins and containers – are on show. (..) Bolton’s contribution covers the full stretch of Egyptian history, from predynastic to the Coptic period and includes objects such as necklaces, make-up pots, statuettes and clothing. (..)" URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL e) - f) - g) South Shields Museum & Art Gallery Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JA URL * "A Greek in Egypt: the hunter from Naukratis" date: 22 October 2016 – 25 [was: 26] February 2017 A spotlight display developed by the British Museum to explore the encounter between the ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece, Cyprus, Phoenicia, Persia, and Rome. The display will highlight the on-going British Museum excavations at Naukratis and show footage of underwater archaeology in the region. Earlier at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester (28 May 2016 – 17 July 2016) and University of Nottingham Museum (22 July 2016 – 16 October 2016). info: URL h) - i) Garstang Museum of Archaeology 14 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 3BX URL * “Meroë: Africa's Forgotten Empire" date: 13 May 2016 - 14 September 2016 This exhibition features never before seen photographs of the temples and tombs of Meroë and from John Garstang's photographic archives of his excavations at this site in the Sudan from 1909 to 1914. There also will be ancient artefacts, and replica objects and structures recreated using the modern techniques of photogrammetry and 3D printing. info: URL info: English press report at URL j) - k) National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF * Closure of the Ancient Egypt Gallery for redevelopment date: 1 September 2014 - Autumn, TBA, 2018 info: URL info: URL "(..) two new galleries to open in 2018. The two galleries will showcase internationally important Ancient Egypt and East Asian collections. (..)" * "The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial" date: 31 March 2017 - 3 September 2017 Exhibition that charts the use of a tomb that was built for a NK police chief and his wife and that was re-used until Roman times. With more than 100 objects: statues, coffins, furniture and amulets, as well as mummy bandages, tags and a mummy mask. info: URL With a slideshow. info: English press report at URL "(..) It is being staged ahead of the unveiling of a new gallery dedicated to Egyptian treasures in 2018 which will showcase highlights from the 6000 objects in the museum collection (..)" With some photos of objects. l) Bolton Museum Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE URL * Closure for refurbishing a new Ancient Egyptian Gallery ("Eternal Egypt") date: 1 December 2016 - TBA, 2018 info: English press report at URL "The transformation of Bolton Museum to showcase its Ancient Egyptian treasures in a new multi-million pound gallery will start in December. Exhibitions and collections will be moved downstairs for visitors to enjoy while the upstairs is closed during the work. The new gallery Eternal Egypt will be built in the museum's current art gallery, history centre and temporary exhibition gallery. The centre piece will be the reproduction of the burial chamber of Thutmose III and the gallery will depict Bolton’s important links to ancient Egypt in a family-friendly and interactive exhibition. The museum — which is situated on the top floor of the building — will be closed to the public for the duration of the £3.5 million project. The main closure will come into effect on Thursday, December 1 (..). The museum is due to reopen to the public in 2018. (..)" With slideshow. * Opening of a new Ancient Egyptian Gallery ("Eternal Egypt") date: TBA, 2018 info: English press report at URL With images of how the new gallery will look. info: English press reports at URL URL URL m) Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery * Closure for redevelopment date: 3 September 2016 - Spring 2020 info: English press report at URL "(..) The History Centre project will see the Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library and St Luke’s Church buildings transformed into a brand new cultural and heritage attraction. (..)" n) - o) - p) - q) World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN URL * Closure of the Ancient World gallery date: 7 September 2015 - April 2017 [was: till September 2016; was: February 2017] info: URL "The Ancient world gallery, which displays highlights from our ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek, Anglo-Saxon and Roman collections, is now closed until February 2017. It is closed to the public as the building works have now begun on an exciting new project to develop our ancient Egypt gallery. (..)" info: URL info: English press report at URL "World Museum Liverpool’s Ancient Egypt galleries are set to close on Sunday night at the start of a 12-month, £800,000 refurbishment. The redevelopment will treble the number of artefacts on display – some of which have never shown publicly before. A a new ‘Mummy Room’ will be created to display 12 of the museum’s collection of mummies, twice the number currently on show. (..)" With a slide-show of the current/old galleries. info: English press report at URL "(..) But around 3,000 [Egyptian] items were destroyed when Liverpool Museum was bombed by the Luftwaffe during the May Blitz of 1941, with an incendiary bomb causing structural and fire damage at the William Brown Street landmark. (..)" With a slide-show of the pre-WWII galleries and the destruction. info: English press report at URL * “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” date: October 14, 2016 – February 26, 2017 [was: September 2016 - March 2017] Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. Earlier venues are Manchester Museum (8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (14 May 2016 - 4 September 2016). info: URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL With a few photos of objects. URL info: English press reports at URL With photos of displays. URL With a video report about the scanning of a cat mummy. info: English press report at URL * Re-opening of the Ancient Egypt gallery date: mid April 2017 [was: Spring 2017] - ongoing info: URL URL "(..) More than 2,000 objects will be displayed in the new gallery, which includes a ‘mummy room’ featuring 12 mummies. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) - b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * Closure of the Ancient Egyptian Galleries date: 11 May 2015 - November [was: October] 2016 info: URL URL * “Koninginnen van de Nijl” [Queens of the Nile] [was: "Nefertari"] date: 18 [was: 17] November 2016 - 17 April 2017 Exhibition with over 350 artefacts -- statues, jewellery, cosmetics, mirrors, and items from the tomb of Nefertari (incl. her coffin and a reconstruction of a room of her tomb), mostly on loan from the Museo Egizio di Torino. info: URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Dal 17 novembre 2016 al Museo Nazionale di antichità di Leiden in Olanda, verranno esposti i reperti provenienti dalla tomba di Nefertari, consorte di Ramesse II, conservati al Museo Egizio di Torino. E' la mostra con cui per la prima volta l'Egizio di Torino varcherà i confini nazionali, prestando i propri reperti, che nel giugno 2017 approderanno all'Ermitage di San Pietroburgo. In cambio l'Ermitage porterà a Torino una mostra su Alessandro Magno.(..)" info: Dutch press report at URL "Bezoekers kunnen maar liefst 350 Egyptische topstukken bewonderen, waaronder koninklijke portretten, godenbeelden, verfijnde juwelen, amuletten, kostbare gebruiksvoorwerpen en de sarcofaag en grafgiften van de beroemde koningin Nefertari, uit het Museo Egizio in Turijn. (..)" info: Dutch press reports at URL Includes a video with behind-the-scenes images/commentary. URL About the role of ancient Egyptian queens. URL That Nakhtamon worked at the tomb of Nefertari is proven by a little frog on a vase, a motif that is only found in a scene of the Queen's tomb and in a scene of Nakhtamon's own tomb.[#] With a video. [# Compare the Queen's scene in the press report, with Naktamon's scene [source: Osirisnet]. AKE URL ] info: Dutch press reports at URL URL URL With several photos and a video. URL With a video. URL With a video. info: Italian press reports at URL URL About the 250 objects on loan from Turin Museum. info: Dutch press report at URL info: Dutch press report at URL With some photos of objects. * Reopening of the Ancient Egyptian Galleries date: 18 November 2016 [was: 14 October 2016] info: source - verslag Algemene Leden Vergadering RoMeO d.d. 12-3-16 info: URL info: URL info: Dutch press release at URL The exhibition is celebrated (23 November) with a specially brewed beer, a modern variation on ancient Egyptian beer. --GERMANY-- a) Ägyptisches Museum Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * “Der Tod ist Himmelblau - Moderne Kunst in den Sammlungen des Ägyptischen Museums” date: 26 October 2016 - 23 April 2017 The displays exhibit ancient Egyptian objects next to modern art inspired by them, made by Anja Schindler. info: URL b) Galileo-Park Sauerland Pyramiden 4-7, 57368 Lennestadt URL * “Das Cheops-Projekt - Das Eisen der Pharaonen” date: 19 March 2016 - 20 November 2016 info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Die neue Sonderausstellung präsentiert in aufwendigen Inszenierungen die Forschungsergebnisse des Cheops-Projektes. Das Hauptergebnis ist die Entdeckung von Eisenoxid an der Decke der Königskammer. (..)" [As this is about the theories of Dominique Görlitz, it is possible the exhibition is in part non-mainstream. AKE] c) Museum August Kestner Trammplatz 3, 30159 Hannover URL * “Götter, Gärten und Geehrte … unter Bäumen am Nil” date: 3 November 2016 - 26 March 2017 Exhibition of some 50 ancient Egyptian depictions of gardens and trees. info: source - URL "Sie gehören zusammen, waren aber wahrscheinlich über 3000 Jahre lang nicht zusammen zu sehen: drei Reliefblöcke eines ägyptischen Grabes, heutzutage verteilt auf die Museen von Hannover, Berlin und Leipzig. Jetzt erstmalig für knappe fünf Monate in Hannover wieder vereint! Die Reliefs von Hannover und Berlin passen direkt zusammen und zeigen Nijaji und seine Frau die zu Beginn des 13. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. in Memphis lebten, jeweils kniend vor einer Baum-Göttin. (..)" d) RömerMuseum Kastell Boiotro Lederergasse 43, 94032 Passau URL * "Die Grabkammer des Sennedjem" [The funeral chamber of Sennedjem] date: 18 March 2016 - 18 September 2016 A replica (1 : 1 model) of the funeral chamber of Sennedjem. Facsimile pages of papyrus Ani and figures of Egyptian gods and amulets will help to explain the drawings in Sennedjem's tomb. info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Eine Replik der Büste der Nofretete, ein Handspiegel, dessen Alter auf 3.300 Jahre geschätzt wird, Auszüge aus den Totenbüchern eines antiken ägyptischen Handwerkers. Das Römermuseum 'Kastell Boiotro' gewährt mit einer Zusatzschau Einblick in das spirituelle und kulturelle Leben im alten Ägypten. Im Mittelpunkt steht 'Das Grab des Sennedjem'. Die Grabkammer, die zu den am besten erhaltenen der Antike zählt, wurde maßstabsgetreu nachgebildet. (..)" e) Martin-Gropius-Bau Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin URL * "Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: cancelled [was: 15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016] info: source - URL "(..) Eröffnet wurde die Ausstellung in Paris im September von Frankreichs Präsidenten François Hollande. Ob sie auch in Deutschland zu sehen sein wird, ist noch nicht absehbar. Das sei derzeit nicht geplant, sagt Goddio. (..)" f) Badisches Landesmuseum Schloss Karlsruhe, 76131 Karlsruhe URL URL * "Ramses. Göttlicher Herrscher am Nil" [Ramses. Divine Ruler on the Nile] date: 17 December 2016 - 18 June 2017 Exhibition about Ramesses II, his reign and family, and about archaeological work done in his capital Pi-Ramesse. info: (in German) URL (in English) URL "(...) The Ramses Exhibition offers an unforgettable impression of this monumentality in models and over-dimensional stagings. Among the exhibits are small statues of strange gods or valuable gifts from the pharaoh to his neighbors. Some have never before been presented to the public. Some of Ramses’ family members, like his son Chaemwese or his wife Nefertari, are introduced with unique artifacts from their graves. In addition, the exhibition presents the latest research results of the excavations in Ramses’ capital city Pi-Ramesse (House of Ramses)." [new] info: German press reports at URL "Das Badische Landesmuseum Karlsruhe widmet dem bedeutenden Pharao eine große kulturhistorische Sonderausstellung – die erste umfassende Schau nach der bislang einzigen Ramses-Ausstellung in Paris vor 40 Jahren. (...) Zu den Ausstellungs-Highlights gehört die erstmalige virtuelle Rekonstruktion der von Ramses II. neu erbauten Hauptstadt Pi-Ramesse. Eigens für die Ausstellung wurde eine Entdecker-Lounge gestaltet, in der man mehr über die Geschichte der faszinierenden Mumie des Pharaos erfährt. Zu sehen sind Modelle und überdimensionale Rauminszenierungen von den monumentalen Tempelanlagen in Abu Simbel, dem Totentempel in Theben sowie kolossale Königsbildnisse des Herrschers." URL info: French press report at URL info: German press reports at URL "(...) schließlich überzog Ramses zur Demonstration seiner imperialen Macht sein Reich mit gewaltigen Tempelanlagen und Kolossalstatuen: Abu Simbel, das Ramesseum in Theben und der Säulenhof des Luxor-Tempels. Von dieser Monumentalität gibt die Ramses-Ausstellung anhand von Modellen und überdimensionalen Inszenierungen einen unvergesslichen Eindruck. Zu den Exponaten gehören Statuetten fremder Götter oder wertvolle Gastgeschenke des Pharaos an seine Nachbarn, die zum Teil noch nie in der Öffentlichkeit zu sehen waren. Einige von Ramses Angehörigen, wie sein Sohn Chaemwese oder seine Gemahlin Nefertari, werden mit einzigartigen Fundstücken aus deren Gräbern vorgestellt. Zudem präsentiert die Ausstellung neueste Forschungsergebnisse der Ausgrabungen in der von Ramses errichten Hauptstadt Pi-Ramesse (Haus des Ramses)." Includes an audio report [2:43 mins.] URL URL With a slideshow. info: review in CIPEG e-News [PDF] - URL info: a catalog will be published - see Book Corner below. info: German press reports at URL Includes a slideshow. URL URL "Kurator Lars Petersen zeigt in der Schau aber, wie Ramses II. das Land am Nil prägte und inwiefern die spätestens seit dem Napoleon-Feldzug nach Europa übergeschwappte Ägypten-Begeisterung gerade auch mit ihm zu tun hat - anhand von rund 260 hochkarätigen Exponaten europäischer Museen (..)." URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL "(..) Was für ein Mensch mag Ramses II gewesen sein? Er wusste sich zu inszenieren. Die Bildnisse seiner Vorgänger versah er mit seinem Namen. Im gesamten Land ließ er Statuen von sich aufstellen, meterhohe Kolosse. Er ließ alte Tempel renovieren und neue bauen – und versäumte dabei nicht, immer auch seinen Namen zu hinterlassen und zu demonstrieren, dass er nicht nur Herrscher von Ober- und Unterägypten ist, sondern mit den Göttern auf Augenhöhe steht. Das blieb nicht ohne Wirkung. Ramses II wurde als Gott auf Erden verehrt. Im Karlsruher Schloss kann man nun eine der zahlreichen Skulpturen sehen, die zu seinen Ehren errichtet wurden. (..)" URL URL URL URL URL info: German video report: "'Ramses' im Badischen Landesmuseum" [2:02 mins.] URL info: English press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Das überlieferte Bild des langlebigsten aller Pharaonen schwankt zwischen der Legende vom Weltenherrscher und dem totalen Vergessen. Eine Ausstellung in Karlsruhe begibt sich auf die Spuren von Ramses. (..)" info: German press report at URL Für die Ausstellung "hat man 260 Exponate aus zahlreichen internationalen Museen zusammengetragen. Allen 50 Stücke stammen aus dem Pariser Louvre. 'Wichtig ist uns, nur Gegenstände aus öffentlichen Sammlungen zu zeigen, die seit Langem in Europa sind und auf die der ägyptische Staat keine Eigentumsansprüche stellt', erklärt Museumsdirektor Eckart Köhne das Konzept. Denn noch immer werden antike Kunstgegenstände aus Raubgrabungen und zweifelhaften Quellen auf dem Kunstmarkt angeboten." g) Museum Natur und Mensch [previously: Naturmuseum und Ethnologische Sammlung] Gerberau 32, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau URL * "Die Letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Das spätantike Ägypten"] date: end of 2015 [was: 19 July 2014 - 11 January 2015] info: source - URL h) Internationales Keramik-Museum Luitpoldstr. 25, 92637 Weiden URL * “Zu Gast in Weiden – Das besondere Objekt aus dem Museum Ägyptischer Kunst München: Ein Bierkrug. 500 Jahre Reinheitsgebot in Bayern – 5000 Jahre Bier in Ägypten” date: 18 December 2016 - Spring 2017 Displays a dyn. 4-5 beer jar (on loan). info: German press report at URL i) Archäologisches Museum der Universität Münster Domplatz 20-22, 48143 Münster * "Tod und Ewigkeit: Die Münster-Mumie im Fokus der Forschung" date: 19 November 2016 - 22 January 2017 Exhibition of a recently restored mummy (7th c. BC) and coffin (10th c. BC) that were never on display before. info: URL info: German press reports at URL With slide-show. URL With several photos of the mummy. URL URL "(..) Der rund 2700 Jahre alte mumifizierte Körper und ein auf das Jahr 950 vor Christus datierter, reich verzierter Sarg stammen als Dauerleihgabe vom Mülheimer Karl-Ziegler- Gymnasium. (..) Die Untersuchungen im Computertomographen zeigten ein fast vollständiges Skelett mit wenig Verschleißerscheinungen: „Es war ein Mann um die 30, der ein gelenkschonendes Leben geführt hat“, sagt die zuständige Ägyptologin des Museums, Angelika Lohwasser. (..) „Vielleicht haben erst Händler Mumie und Sarg zusammengebracht, um für das Ensemble mehr Geld zu bekommen“ (..) Lange hatte sie vermutet, dass es auch Händler waren, durch die der echte Kopf dieser Mumie abhanden gekommen war: Vielfach seien Einzelteile abgetrennt und verkauft worden. Doch der Restaurator fand Schädelfragmente im Sarg und glaubt daher, dass der Kopf beim Versuch neugieriger Forscher, ihn auszuwickeln, zerfiel. (..)" URL "Wird das Geheimnis der 2700 Jahre alten Mülheim-Mumie gelüftet? Ehemalige Schüler des Ziegler-Gymnasiums jedenfalls wissen etwas zu berichten. Hat Lehrer Lehfeldt die Mumie aus Afrika mitgebracht? (..)" URL "Ein weiterer Ex-Schüler des Karl-Ziegler-Gymnasiums hat sich gemeldet und unter anderem verraten, wieso der Jüngling im Sarg so lange kopflos war. (..)" info: German press reports at URL "Augenscheinlich wenig geschützt lagerte die altägyptische Mumie, die aktuell im Zentrum der Ausstellung 'Tod und Ewigkeit' im Archäologischen Museum der Uni Münster steht, in der Biologie- Ausstellung des Mülheimer Karl-Ziegler-Gymnasiums – jedenfalls war sie in erbärmlichem, äußerst restaurierungswürdigem Zustand, als sie 1978 von der Stadt Mülheim als Dauerleihgabe ans Museum weitergegeben wurde. Der Kopf war abgetrennt, im Sarkophag fand sich laut Dr. H.-Helge Nieswandt, dem Kustos des Museums, ein Zigarrenstummel, der laut Ausstellungsband offenbar mit Zigarrenspitze ganz knapp heruntergeraucht war. Auch lagen im Sarg der Oberarmknochen eines Suppenhuhns, die Kruste einer Brotscheibe, Kerne von Pflaumen und Granatäpfeln sowie der Stiel einer Kirsche ... (..)" URL "Lässt sich erhärten, dass die Mülheimer Unternehmer-IkoneHugo Stinnes (1870-1924) höchstselbst dem Karl-Ziegler-Gymnasium jene ägyptische Mumie samt Sarkophag gespendet hat, die nun im Zentrum der Ausstellung 'Tod und Ewigkeit' im Archäologischen Museum der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster steht? Werner Bungert hatte als erster die Fährte zu dem Industriellen gelegt. Weitere Zeitzeugen, darunter ein ehemaliges Vorstandsmitglied von Stinnes, halten diese Version für realistisch. (..)" j) Ägyptisches Museum – Georg Steindorff – der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * “Ägypten in der Kunst von Susan Osgood“ date: 5 May 2017 - 27 August 2017 Exhibition of paintings and drawings of artist Susan Osgood, including her epigraphic drawings of KV63. info: URL k) Gustav-Lübcke-Museum Neue Bahnhofstraße 9, 59065 Hamm URL * Re-Opening of the Ancient Egyptian department date: August 30, 2015 [was: August, 2015] - ongoing info: URL info: URL "(..) Den Abschluss und Höhepunkt des Premierenjahres bildet die Wiedereröffnung der ägyptischen Abteilung. Das Gustav- Lübcke-Museum kann mit der größten ägyptischen Sammlung in Westfalen überzeugen und setzt hier ebenfalls einen neuen Schwerpunkt in der Präsentation. Die wertvollen Stücke werden künftig in klimatisierten Räumlichkeiten stehen und sind, atmosphärisch inszeniert, in leicht verständliche Themenbereiche gegliedert -- von den Jenseitsvorstellungen über die Tempelkultur und die Götterwelt bis zum Alltagsleben." info: source - URL " (..) Im Mai 2015 folgt dann die Eröffnung der Abteilungen Archäologie und Angewandte Kunst und im August 2015 der Höhepunkt mit der Abteilung ?Altes Ägypten?, schließlich verfügt das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum über die größte ägyptische Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet." info: press release "Neueröffnung: Gustav-Lübcke-Museum in Hamm präsentiert Ägypten-Sammlung" at URL "Das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum eröffnet neu am 8. März 2015. (...) Das Haus präsentiert zunächst seine neu gestaltete Sammlung zur Stadtgeschichte und der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts. Den Höhepunkt des Jahres bildet die Wiedereröffnung der ägyptischen Abteilung am 30. August 2015. Das Hammer Museum besitzt die größte ägyptische Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet und setzt hier einen neuen Schwerpunkt, der durch neue Dauerleihgaben ergänzt werden kann." info: German press report at URL "Es begann 1886 mit einem 'Mumienverein'. Jetzt ist die Abteilung 'Altes Ägypten' mit der größten ägyptischen Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet das Markenzeichen des Gustav-Lübcke-Museums in Hamm. Es feiert seine Wiedereröffnung in diesem Jahr mit der Neukonzeption sämtlicher Dauerausstellungen. Schluss- und Höhepunkt ist am 30. August die Neupräsentation der Ägyptensammlung. Damit nimmt das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum dann auch seinen Vollbetrieb wieder auf. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Die neue Dauerausstellung Altes Ägypten im Gustav-Lübcke- Museum zeigt sich ab Ende August komplett überarbeitet und mit einem besonderen neuen Highlight – dem 7,5 Tonnen schweren Granitsarkophag des Sechem-ka aus der Zeit zwischen 2350 und 2335 vor Christus. (...)" info: German press report at URL "In Hamm begegnen sie sich: Die Goldmaske des Tutanchamun und das farbig gefasste Porträt der Nofretete aus Kalkstein. Allerdings wurden nicht die Originale aus Kairo und Berlin nach Westfalen entliehen. Im Gustav-Lübcke-Museum muss man mit Kopien vorlieb nehmen. Die kleine Hochstapelei soll das Interesse des Publikums an diesen spektakulären Objekten stillen, sagt Museumsdirektorin Friederike Daugelat. Es wird ja auf den Schildern ausgewiesen. Und Originale bekommen die Besucher auch jede Menge zu sehen. In der Ägypten-Abteilung des Museums, die immerhin die größte in Westfalen ist. Nach der umfassenden Sanierung ist von Sonntag an das Haus wieder komplett zugänglich. Die Dauerausstellung Altes Ägypten wurde dabei ebenfalls komplett neu gestaltet, bekam vor allem einen eigenen Raum. Erstmals werde die Kollektion angemessen präsentiert, sagt Daugelat. (..)" Lists some of the objects on display. URL "(..) Nicht zu übersehen ist das neueste Exponat des Hauses. Der Granitsarkophag des Sechem-ka, eines königlichen Gefolgsmannes, wiegt 7,5 Tonnen. Die gigantische Steinkiste ist als Dauerleihgabe aus dem Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim gekommen, beide Häuser planen eine enge Kooperation. Blickfänge der Hammer Sammlung sind auch das Schiffsmodell, das um 2000 vor Christus entstanden ist, die 'Scheintür des Djeti' (2200 v. Chr.) mit ihren Hieroglyphen oder eine Mumienmaske mit anmutigen, von Kajal umflorten Augen (300 v. Chr.). (..)" l) LVR-Landesmuseums Bonn Colmantstraße 14-16, 53115 Bonn URL * "Eva's Beauty Case. Schmuck und Styling im Spiegel der Zeiten" date: 9 June 2016 - 22 [was: 1] January 2017 Exhibition about beauty-ideals and cosmetics through the ages. Includes loans from the Ägyptisches Museum Bonn. info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Im Foyer schaut der Besucher weiblichen Idealfiguren aus 22 000 Jahren ins Auge (alles Kopien): der pummeligen Venus von Willendorf, der Büste der Nofretete, (...) Und schließlich stößt der Besucher auf einen Kosmetik-Salon. Da gibt es Schminkgefäße zu bestaunen, die am Hof von Königin Nofretete vor 3400 Jahren benutzt wurden. " info: German press report at URL m) - n) - o) - p) Landesmuseum Württemberg Altes Schloss, Schillerplatz 6, 70173 Stuttgart * "Wahre Schätze: Antike - Kelten - Kunstkammer" [True treasures: Antiquity - Celts - Art chamber] date: 21 may 2016 - ongoing Re-opening of three collections, among which the Classical one, with objects from Greco-Roman Egypt (von Sieglin Collection). info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts erfolgte die Schenkung des Stuttgarter Mäzens Ernst von Sieglin mit Objekten aus dem griechisch-römischen Ägypten - Marmorbildnisse von Alexander dem Großen, auf dünne Holztafeln gemalte Mumienporträts, Mumienmasken sowie Bronzen und Terrakotten. (..)" Includes the photograph of a mummy portrait q) - r) Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rathausstraße 24, 83022 Rosenheim URL * “Pharao - Leben im Alten Ägypten” date: 24 March 2017 - 3 December 2017 info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) In der Ausstellung soll den Besuchern die Sozialgeschichte der damaligen Gesellschaft veranschaulicht werden. Sechs bedeutende Pharaonen werden dabei vorgestellt: Cheops, Hatschepsut, Thutmoses III, Echnaton, Amenophis II und Ramses II. Über die Große Pyramide von Cheos in Gizeh können die Besucher sogar einen virtuellen Flug wagen. Die Geschichtsinteressierten dürfen sich auf 400 Exponate und zahlreiche Medienstationen freuen. (..)" info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL s) - t) Städtische Museen – Kunstsammlung Jena Markt 7, 07743 Jena URL * "Orientbilder: Fotografien 1850-1910" date: 10 December 2016 - 5 March 2017 info: URL info: German press report at URL u) - v) - w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim URL * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" date: 16 November 2014 - 30 July 2017 [2nd prolongation; was: till 10 January 2016] [sst prolongation; was: till 17 May 2015] The exhibition is thematically oriented and will display all aspects of ancient Egyptian art and culture, from the early beginnnings to the Coptic period. Highlights will be the brilliantly illustrated BD of an Amenemhat which is 9 m long and outstanding findings from the Giza necropolis. A reconstruction of the tomb of the mayor of Thebes [Sennefer] will allow the visitor to dip into the exciting world of Egypt. info: URL info: URL With links to pages about spotlighted objects, and with a link to a video. info: source - press report about new exhibitions in 2014: "Von den Wittelsbachern bis Ägypten" URL The description of this exhibition is at the end of the article. info: press report at URL "(..) Die rund 500 Exponate stammen aus der hochkarätigen, dort aber aus Platzgründen nur teilweise gezeigten Sammlung des Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museums Hildesheim, mit dem es seit September einen Kooperationsvertrag gibt. Hinzu kommen einige Privatleihgeber. Bis auf Thomas Liepsner, dessen Schätze ja auf Echtheit untersucht und schon öffentlich vorgestellt wurden, wollen diese Sammler nicht persönlich in Erscheinung treten, heißt es.(..) Die Exponate reichen von aufwendig gestalten Papyri über Särge, Reliefs, Skulpturen und Metallarbeiten bis hin zu Schmuck. Besondere Höhepunkte sind das meisterlich illustrierte, neun Meter lange Totenbuch des Amenemhat, Funde vom Pyramidenfriedhof von Giza sowie die originalgetreue Rekonstruktion der kunstvoll dekorierten Grabkammer des Bürgermeisters von Theben um 1400 v. Chr. " info: German press reports at URL "..) Der erster Spezialtransporter kam aus dem Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim. Unter den Objekten befand sich auch das schwerste Ausstellungsstück der Schau. Ein monumentaler Steinsarkophag, der 5,4 Tonnen auf die Waage bringt. Er ist fast 4500 Jahre alt. Mit Gabelstapler, Spezialkran, und sechs Experten wurde der Sarkophag im Foyer des Museums Weltkulturen D5 platziert." info: German press report at URL "In den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen sind die ersten Vorboten der Ausstellung 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit' angekommen (..)." info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL With a video report [01:19 mins.] URL URL URL URL URL With photo of the replicated tomb chamber. URL With a video report [01:31 mins.] info: German press report at URL With video. info: German press report at URL "(..) Einige der rund 500 Exponate sind zum ersten Mal zu sehen. (..)" info: a German video with a 'teaser' (4 mins.) about the exhibition - URL A German video "Das Totenbuch des Amenemhat" (1 min 47) - URL About the ca. 9 m long Book of the Dead of Amenemhat. info: German press reports at URL URL "(...) ein auch pädagogisch ideal aufbereitetes Kompendium der Kultur des alten Ägypten." info: German press reports at URL URL URL "(..) Die Präsentation erfreut sich anhaltender Begeisterung beim Publikum. Jetzt begrüßten die Verantwortlichen den 25.000. Besucher. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Ritterschlag für die rem-Schau 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit': Altkanzler Dr. Helmut Kohl (84) zeigt sich begeistert von der Schau über das Pharaonen-Reich. (..)" info: press release - URL info: two audio-podcasts with backround info at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press release at URL "Ägypten-Ausstellung knackt 50.000-Besuchermarke." German press report at URL "Die Ausstellung (...) begrüßte heute die 50.000ste Besucherin." info: German press report at URL "Die Mannheimer Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen zählten bisher bereits 75 000 Besucher der Sonderausstellung über altägyptische Kunst und Kultur." info: press releases at URL "Bereits rund 80.000 Besucher haben die Präsentation gesehen. Wegen der großen Nachfrage wird die Ausstellung verlängert und schließt nicht wie ursprünglich geplant am Sonntag ihre Pforten. Noch bis 10. Januar 2016 widmet sie sich der Kultur des Alten Ägyptens." URL "Pünktlich zur Verlängerung bietet die Ausstellung eine weitere Attraktion: Ein Film mit aufwändigen Rekonstruktionen lässt die antike Stadt Alexandria mit ihrer berühmten Bibliothek und ihrem Leuchtturm wiederauferstehen." info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL "Die erfolgreiche Ausstellung Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit in den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim wird verlängert. Bis zum 10. Januar 2016 können sich die Besucher ins Reich der Pharaonen entführen lassen." Includes a video report: "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" [4:07 mins.] URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Passend zur Verlängerung der Ausstellung wartet diese auch mit einer Neuerung auf. Die antike Stadt Alexandria war über 700 Jahre das kulturelle Zentrum der hellenistischen und römischen Welt. In ihrer berühmten Bibliothek wurde das Wissen der Zeit gesammelt und der berühmte Leuchtturm der Stadt, Pharos, zählt zu den sieben Weltwundern. Ein neuer Ausstellungsfilm bietet spektakuläre Rekonstruktionen dieser untergegangenen Welt. (..)" info: German press report at URL info: press release at URL "Die Ausstellung _Ägypten – Land der Unsterblichkeit_ entführt ins faszinierende Reich der Pharaonen. Die rem freuen sich über den nach wie vor regen Besucherzustrom. Heute konnten sie den 111.111. Gast begrüßen. Dies nahm Kuratorin Dr. Gabriele Pieke zum Anlass, die Verlängerung der Ausstellung zu verkünden: 'Das anhaltende Interesse der Gäste und die vielen begeisterten Besucherstimmen freuen mich als Kuratorin natürlich sehr. Die Leihgeber haben zugestimmt und wir können die Schätze vom Nil länger in Mannheim präsentieren. Noch bis 30. Juli 2017 bleiben die Pharaonen zu Gast in den rem.'" info: press report at URL Includes a slideshow info: German press report at URL info; German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL --AUSTRIA-- a) Papyrusmuseum Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1010 Wien * “Handschriften und Papyri: Wege des Wissens” date: 9 May 2017 - 14 January 2018 info: URL --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * TBA b) Luxor Museum Kornish Al Nile, Luxor URL * "The Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project” [working title] date: 12 December 2016 - Mid February 2017 Exhibition with a collection of 40 artifacts discovered by the Project, including a collection of amulets, Graeco-Roman coins, remains of clay pots and religious stelae. info: English press report at URL "(..) Houring Sourouzian, director of the Conservation Mission of the Amenhotep III Temple Project, said that among the most important objects on show are the seated double life-sized statue of King Amenhotep III discovered during excavation work carried out in 2009 at the entrance of the Great Peristyle Court of the temple, and the red granite fragment depicting a scene showing a Nubian prisoner. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Among its highlights is a seated double life-sized statue of Amenhotep III that was discovered during the excavation work of the CMATCP in 2009 at the entrance of the temple’s peristyle court. A red granite fragment depicting a scene showing a Nubian prisoner is another important object on display. A selection of smaller objects including amulets, ostraca, Graeco-Roman coins, limestone and black and red granite royal heads, the remains of clay pots and religious stelae are also on display. The exhibition also includes three panels which present the discovery and the erection of fragments of the statuary discovered at the site. (..)" c) The Egyptian Center for International Cultural Cooperation 11 Shagaret El Dorr, Zamalek, Cairo * "Papyri from Karanis: Voices from a Multi-cultural Society in Ancient Fayum" date: 10 March 2016 - TBA This exhibition celebrates the publication of papyri housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, on behalf of the German Archaeological Institute Cairo. d) Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center (BACC) West Exhibition Hall Alexandria * "Archaeo Delta Photography Exhibition" date: 8 September 2016 - 30 September 2016 "The exhibition aims to document archaeological expeditions in various sites located in the Egyptian Delta in a rather unprecedented manner. The exhibition includes various photographs of archaeological sites and other landscapes, as well as photographs of two non-deltaic sites." info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "Il Centro degli Studi ellenistici – Bibliotheca Alexandrina in collaborazione con il Ministero delle Antichità egiziano, la Missione Archeologica Italiana in Beheria, l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura al Cairo – Ambasciata Italiana e l’Università di Padova hanno organizzato la mostra 'Archaeo Delta' con lo scopo di documentare le indagini nel Delta del Nilo, non solo nei siti di Kom al-Ahmer e di Kom Wasit, ma anche in altre località dell’area e prossime al Delta. La mostra espone quindi immagini dei paesaggi archeologici egiziani e delle nuove scoperte ancora sconosciute al mondo scientifico e al grande pubblico." Includes an audio report [4:51 mins.] e) Centro della Creativita’ di Alessandria 1, Tarek El Horreya Alexandria * "Grandi studi fotografici italiani in Egitto, XIX-XX secolo" date: 25 August 2016 - 4 September 2016 With 49 original photographs of seven photographers. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL --ITALY-- a) Museo del Papiro "Corrado Basile" Via Nizza, 14, 96100 Siracusa * "Papiri. Immagini di restauro 2005 – 2015. I dieci anni del Laboratorio di Restauro dei Papiri del Museo Egizio del Cairo" [Papyri. Pictures of the restoration 2005 - 2015. Ten years of the Laboratorio di Restauro dei Papyri of the Egyptian Museum of Cairo] date: 29 December 2015 - 31 January 2016 Photographic exhibition of 12 years of restoration work of the "Laboratorio di Restauro dei Papiri" in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. info: URL info: website of the project: "Progetto di Restauro Conservativo dei Papiri in Egitto" URL "Il Museo del Papiro è impegnato da diversi anni nel progetto 'Restauro Conservativo dei Papiri in Egitto', che ha lo scopo di favorire attività di studio, di ricerca, di scambi e di esperienze con le istituzioni culturali e scientifiche egiziane, con particolare riguardo alle attività di restauro conservativo dei papiri e alla formazione nel campo del restauro." info: Italian press report at URL b) Museo civico del Risorgimento Piazza G. Carducci, 5, 40100 Bologna BO URL * “Terra di conquista e di mistero: echi dell'Egitto napoleonico a Bologna” ate: 28 November 2015 - 24 January 2016 [prolongation; was: 16 January 2016] Exhibition about the influence of Napoleon's expedition to Egypt (1798-1799) on Europe, notably Bologna. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL c) - d) Ex Convento dei Crociferi Catania * “Opening of an annexe of the Museo Egizio di Torino” date: April 2017 - Ongoing info: Italian press reports at URL "Ora è ufficiale: la sezione distaccata del Museo Egizio di Torino aprirà ad Aprile 2017. (...) L’apertura di una sezione staccata del Museo Egizio di Torino a Catania sarà concretizzata in un’ala vasta circa mille metri quadrati del Convento dei Crociferi, che ancora oggi necessita delle ultime migliorie per essere pronto all’ allestimento del museo entro i primi mesi del 2017, dato che già in primavera si apriranno i battenti. (..)" URL URL e) - f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4 - 00197 Roma URL * "La misteriosa scoperta della tomba di Tutankhamun" [The mysterious discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun] [was: "Alla scopterta della Tomba del faraone Tutankhamon"] date: 22 October 2014 - 30 June 2017 [2nd prolongation; was: till 20 June 2016] Exhibition of ca. 30 replicas of KV62 objects. info: URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL With photo gallery. URL URL About the opening on 28 October. URL info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL About the opening on Oct. 28. URL Photo gallery. info: English press report at URL Here the exhibition is said to run from 31.10.2014 to 31.10.2015 (versus the two years mentioned elsewhere). * "Egitto dal cielo, 1914. La riscoperta del fotografo pioniere, prigioniero, professionista Theodor Kofler" [Egypt from the Sky, 1914. The rediscovery of the photographer pioneer, prisoner, professional Theodor Kofler] date: 16 April 2015 - TBA The exhibition, conceived and curated by Professor Patrizia Piacentini, celebrates the centennial of the first aerial photographs of ancient Egyptian monuments, collected in an amazing album preserved in the Egyptological Archives of the Università degli Studi di Milano since 2001. Despite his skills, Kofler, as a photographer, was until now almost unknown. He has been rediscovered thanks to research of the Milanese Chair of Egyptology, started more than 10 years ago and undertaken in different European and African countries. Earlier at the Università degli Studi di Milano (11 February 2015 - 13 March 2015). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL g) Museo Archeologico Nazionale Piazza Museo Nazionale, 19, 80135 - Napoli URL * Re-opening of the "Sezione Egizia e Sezione Epigrafica" date: 7 [was: 8] October 2016 - ongoing The “Sala dei culti orientali” are dedicated to ancient Egyptian and Asiatic cults in Roman Campania. info: URL English: URL Website section about the Isis Temple: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: URL "La Collezione Egiziana, seconda per importanza in Italia solo a quella del Museo Egizio di Torino, (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL "Dopo sei anni di chiusura è finalmente prevista per ottobre la riapertura della sezione egizia e della sezione epigrafica al Museo Archeologico di Napoli. L’inaugurazione al pubblico sarà il 7 ottobre alle ore 17.00 e si potranno ammirare le dieci sale interamente riallestite con oltre 1400 reperti e con un nuovo percorso espositivo." URL "Grandi novità in arrivo per il MANN, il Museo Archeologico di Napoli. Dopo sei anni di chiusura, a ottobre riaprono finalmente (inaugurazione aperta al pubblico 7 ottobre ore 17.00) la Sezione Egiziana e la Sezione Epigrafica, con oltre 1400 reperti e 10 sale interamente riallestite con un nuovo percorso espositivo e un’ampia offerta didattica." info: Italian press reports at URL "Il percorso egizio nelle sale del seminterrato è stato oggetto di specifici interventi per il controllo microclimatico e illuminotecnico e ospiterà un’esposizione suddivisa in grandi temi: 'Il faraone e gli uomini', 'la tomba e il suo corredo', 'la mummificazione', 'la religione e la magia', 'la scrittura e i mestieri', 'l’Egitto e il Mediterraneo antico'. Un’ampia sezione introduttiva presenterà, anche attraverso l’esposizione di falsi settecenteschi, di calchi ottocenteschi e di esempi dell’arredo antico, le vicende della sezione e delle sue raccolte, preziose testimonianze di storia del collezionismo egittologico." URL info: Italian press reports at URL Includes a large slideshow (41 slides) and a video report [3:36 mins.]. URL info: Italian press report at URL "La collezione del MANN è seconda a quella del Museo Egizio di Torino, ed è in realtà la più antica d’Europa. Si compone di due importanti e prestigiose raccolte private, quella dei Borgia e dei Picchianti. La prima si è formata ne corso del Settecento ad opera del Cardinale Stefano Borgia, mentre il secondo nucleo di opere, più recente, sono merito di Giuseppe Picchianti, marito della Contessa Angelica Droso, che viaggiò a lungo per i maggiori siti archeologici egiziani, raccogliendo un gruppo di notevole importanza di reperti, tra sarcofagi, vasi e mummie. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL Includes several photographs. URL "Il percorso nelle sale del seminterrato del MANN – oggetto di specifici interventi per il controllo microclimatico e illuminotecnico – sarà ora tematico e rileggerà i materiali del museo svelando il fascino della grande civiltà egizia: 'il faraone e gli uomini', 'la tomba e il suo corredo', 'la mummificazione', 'la religione e la magia', 'la scrittura e i mestieri', 'l’Egitto e il Mediterraneo antico'. Un’ampia sezione introduttiva presenterà – anche attraverso l’esposizione di falsi settecenteschi, di calchi ottocenteschi e di esempi dell’arredo antico – le vicende della sezione e delle sue raccolte, preziose testimonianze di storia del collezionismo egittologico." URL info: Italian press reports at URL "La collezione, che viene dunque rimescolata con nuovi criteri, si compone in tutto di 2.500 pezzi. Solo un 5% resta ancora nei depositi del Museo, ma solo perché di rilevanza minore rispetto agli esemplari presenti nell’esposizione al pubblico." URL "Il ritorno dei Faraoni a Napoli: dopo anni di attesa e grazie al forte impulso dato dal direttore Paolo Giulierini ai lavori il Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (MANN) restituisce alla città due collezioni molto amate e riallestite con una veste totalmente nuova e innovativa. L’appuntamento è per il 7 ottobre 2016 alle 18:30 quando i partenopei potranno ammirare sotto una nuova luce la sezione Egizia e quella Epigrafica." URL "Dalle teste di mummia, souvenir importati dai turisti europei dai loro viaggi in Egitto, all’orologio d’acqua e sino alle mummie. Il viaggio di Napoli nell’Egitto è uno spaccato della storia umana, 3000 a.C. al 640 d.C., lungo, bello e mozzafiato. Tra i reperti esposti nella sezione egizia del MANN di Napoli, sezione che riapre dopo sei anni di restauri, vi sono la dama di Napoli e la testa di Alessandro Magno." Includes a slideshow. A video report: "Napoli in viaggio per l'Egitto" [1:59 mins.]: URL Another video report: "Napoli. Riapre la sezione egizia al MANN" [2:40 mins.]: URL info: Italian press reports at URL "All’Archeologico riapre la sezione Egizia, parte di un progetto che unisce la terra dei faraoni a Pompei. Uno scrittore racconta la familiarità di questo luogo: «Se non ci fossero le teche useremmo le posate degli antichi Romani per poi lavarle e riporle»" URL "Il direttore Paolo Giulierini racconta nell'intervista ad Artribune i criteri del nuovo allestimento. La collezione era chiusa da sei anni per insalubrità delle sale" Interview with the director of the museum Paolo Giulierini; includes a slideshow and a video report of the interview [6:01 mins.] URL info: Spanish press report at URL "La institución tiene una de las colecciones más antiguas e importantes de Europa, con unos 2.500 objetos, que parten del inicio de la época dinástica (3000 a. C.) hasta el final del período bizantino (640 d. C.). (...)" h) Museo Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco corso Vittorio Emanuele 166/A - 00186 Roma * "All’Ombra delle Piramidi. La mastaba del dignitario Nefer" [In the shadow of the pyramids. The mastaba of the dignitary Nefer] date: 30 December 2016 - 28 May 2017 The exhibition shows a 1:1 model of the funerary chapel of Nefer, a dignitary of the 4th dyn. The reliefs, dispersed in many museums, have been reproduced to present a general view of an Egyptian tomb of the 3rd millenium B.C. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "Il Museo Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco ospita, dal 30 dicembre al 28 maggio 2017, la mostra All’ombra delle piramidi: è la ricostruzione della cappella funeraria del dignitario Nefer, di cui il museo conserva la preziosa “stele della falsa porta”, acquistata da Giovanni Barracco a un’asta a Parigi nel 1868. Nella loggia esterna, al primo piano del museo, la cappella viene riprodotta in dimensioni 1:1, con slide retroilluminate che restituiscono nella sua completezza la decorazione dello spazio interno." info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL "La mostra presenta la preziosa 'stele della falsa porta' del dignitario Nefer, vissuto in Egitto ai tempi della IV Dinastia (2575-2465 a.C.), quella dei grandi faraoni costruttori delle piramidi." URL "Nefer aggiunse alla struttura della tomba una piccola cappella funeraria, rivestita di rilievi, che è stata ricostruita al Museo Barracco nelle sue dimensioni originali. I rilievi della tomba dispersi in diversi musei europei e americani (Parigi, Louvre; Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek; Museo di Birmingham, University of Pennsylvania Museum di Philadelphia; Museum of Fine Arts di Boston) sono riprodotti per immagini all’interno della cappella funeraria ricostruita in modo da restituire l’immagine generale di una tomba egizia del 3° millennio avanti Cristo." i) - j) Centro Commerciale Le Maioliche Via Bisaura, 3, 48018 Faenza RA URL * "Egitto. Il mistero dei Faraoni" date: 23 October 2016 - 26 November 2016 Exhibition about characters, props, and set reconstructions from famous movies with an ancient Egyptian theme. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL "Dal 29 ottobre si riparte con una nuova mostra e questa volta l’obiettivo è quello di far conoscere l’Egitto del Nuovo Regno attraverso il racconto della scoperta della tomba di Tutankhamon, la fedele ricostruzione della sua camera funeraria a scala reale e mostrando la vita del popolo egizio di quell’epoca." URL URL URL k) Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Sannio (ARCOS) Via Stefano Borgia / Corso Garibaldi, 1, 82100 Benevento URL * “Voci e Volti dall’Antico Egitto” [Voices and Faces from Ancient Egypt] [was: “Egitto a Benevento”] date: October 2016 - July 2017 [was: winter 2016/2017] Exhibition about the veneration of Isis in this region in Roman times (Temple of Maleventum), with artefacts on loan from the Museo Egizio, Turin. info: Italian press report at URL With a video of a TV report, showing some displays. info: Italian press reports at URL URL l) Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano Regaste Redentore 2, 37129 Verona URL * “L'Egitto a Verona” date: 28 May 2016 - 1 September [was: September] 2017 Exhibition with ca. 100 ancient Egyptian or Egyptian-inspired objects -- bronze statues of godheads, ushabtis, mummy parts, objects about the Classical period Isis cult, objects about Egyptomania, and a tribute to Carlo Anti. info: URL info: English flyer [PDF] at URL info: Italian press report at URL "(..) La mostra, a cura di Margherita Bolla, è suddivisa in sezioni. Nella prima, _Il culto e la magia_, si entra nel ricchissimo universo dei culti egizi, già percepiti come esotici da Greci e Romani soprattutto per la tendenza ad adorare alcune divinità sotto forme animali. (...) _La vita oltre la morte_ presenta materiali tipici delle sepolture, come gli ushabty – figurine in materie prime diverse – che rappresentavano i 'servitori' sostituti del morto, pronti a rispondere a Osiride, quando avrebbe chiamato il defunto al lavoro nei propri campi. (...) La sezione _Le civiltà africane e Roma_ è divisa in due parti: (...) Proseguendo la mostra, gli oggetti del Museo ispirati in vario modo al mondo egizio illustrano _l’Egittomania_ (...) L’ultima sezione, _Un veronese in Egitto_ (realizzata in collaborazione con l’Università di Padova, Museo di Scienze Archeologiche e d’Arte, sito nel palazzo del Liviano), è dedicata a Carlo Anti, importante archeologo nato nel 1889 a Villafranca (...)" m) Museo etnografico Castiglioni V. G. B. Vico 46, S. Ambrogio, 21100 Varese * "L’Egitto di Tutankhamon" [The Egypt of Tutankhamun] date: 29 October 2016 - 12 February 2017 A replica of Tutankhamun's funeral chamber and of other objects from his tomb are on display. The replica is based on photographs of Giacomo Lovera and Sandro Vannini. In addition photographs of the ceiling were used which were taken shortly after the discovery. Therefore this replica may be as authentic as possible. The preparation needed about three years of studies. info: Italian press reports at URL "Dal 29 ottobre si riparte con una nuova mostra e questa volta l’obiettivo è quello di far conoscere l’Egitto del Nuovo Regno attraverso il racconto della scoperta della tomba di Tutankhamon, la fedele ricostruzione della sua camera funeraria a scala reale e mostrando la vita del popolo egizio di quell’epoca. La mostra sarà visitabile fino al 12 febbraio 2017, con una possibile proroga fino ad aprile in caso di grande presenza di pubblico. (...) Ancora una mostra su Tutankhamon? Certo! Ma una mostra del tutto particolare che mette in evidenza la storia di Tutankhamon ma anche la vita quotidiana delle genti dell’Egitto faraonico." Video report: "Castiglione, il Museo del Faraone" [2:14 mins.] URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL --FRANCE-- a) Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille Place de la République 59000 Lille URL * “Mission ScanPyramids” date: 10 December 2016 - 12 February 2017 Exhibitions that presents the results of the work of the ScanPyramids Project via videos, photos, and artistic reconstructions. info: URL "(..) Elle pose aussi un nouveau regard sur la collection d’antiquités égyptiennes du musée, complétée pour l’occasion de quelques prêts d’oeuvres antiques du musée du Cinquantenaire de Bruxelles, du musée d’Avranches et du musée de Caen.(..)" info: French press report at URL With a video. URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL b) - c) Musée Champollion – Les Écritures du Monde place Champollion, 46100 Figeac URL * "Champollion intime" date: 4 June 2016 - 4 May [was: 15 June] 2017 info: URL info: URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "Le musée Champollion fête ses trente ans et choisit de revenir aux fondamentaux en rendant hommage à l’égyptologue dont il occupe la maison natale. Pour ce faire, la mémoire de son frère Jacques-Joseph, témoin privilégié de ses découvertes, semblait indissociable du projet. Ainsi, le musée Champollion de Vif en Isère, qui n’est autre que la maison de ce frère, a consenti à prêter pendant une année au musée figeacois les objets les plus emblématiques de sa collection.(..)" d) Musée départemental Arles antique Presqu'île du cirque romain BP 205, 13635 Arles cedex. URL * "Savoir et pouvoir sous Ramsès II: Khâemouaset, le prince archéologue" date: 8 October 2016 - 22 January 2017 Exhibition about prince Khaemwaset (son of Ramessess II) and his work in the Memphite area; with among the objects (mostly on loan from The Louvre) jewelry and amulets found on his mummy and objects found in the Apis tombs in Saqqara. info: URL info: URL URL With many photos. info: French press reports at URL "(..) "Atypique dans l'histoire de l'Égypte", insiste Alain Charron, conservateur en chef du patrimoine et commissaire de l'exposition (..). "Il a laissé des témoignages partout, restauré et bâti de très nombreux monuments." Tellement que, même mille ans après sa mort, les Égyptiens "se plaisaient à propager des contes dans lesquels le prince apparaissait comme un magicien hâbleur..." "On recense aujourd'hui 151 oeuvres à son nom, c'est énorme. Il était un grand bâtisseur, à l'image de son père." Son attachement et son intérêt à restaurer les monuments de ses ancêtres datant de l'Ancien Empire, construits dans la région de l'ancienne capitale économique du pays, Memphis, donneront à Khâemouaset le titre de "père de l'archéologie". "Pourquoi le faisait-il ? Pour la restauration du bâtiment en lui-même, ou pour la restauration du culte de cesnoms du passé ? À mon sens, c'était pour les deux raisons", ajoute Alain Charron. (..)" URL About the opening, with photos of objects. info: French press report at URL e) - f) Musée Crozatier Jardin Henri Vinay, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay URL * “Reopening museum” date: May 2017 - Ongoing info: source - French press report at URL [The Museum has a small Egyptological collection, with two mummies/coffins, canopes, shabti, and amulets. IvS] g) Musée Denon Place de l'hôtel de Ville, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saône * "De Rome à Babylone, Trésors cachés du musée Denon" [From Rome to Babylon, hidden treasures of the Musée Denon] date: 25 June 2016 - 17 May 2017 Objects of the museum collection, among them several of Ancient Egypt, are on display. The exhibiton also commemorates the Egyptologists François Chabas and Jules Chevrier who have given their private collections to the museum. info: French press reports at URL URL "Cette exposition vous invite au voyage avec la découverte d’objets archéologiques jusqu’alors conservés dans les réserves du musée. (..)" h) Musée Rodin 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris URL * “Égyptomanie” date: 2018 info: source - press report at URL i) Les labyrinthes de Hauterives 390 "les Bessées", 26390 Hauterives * "Le Grand Temple d'Abou Simbel" [The great temple of Abu Simbel] date: 9 April 2016 - 31 August 2016, and the weekends of September, 2016 A reproduction of the front of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel is on display. info: French press reports at URL URL "Le labyrinthe végétal d'Hauterives dans la Drôme propose pour sa quinzième saison une nouvelle attraction : la reconstitution du grand temple égyptien d'Abou Simbel. Un décor reproduit à l'identique de l'original et qui revoit le jour aujourd'hui grâce à Alain Orcel, un passionné d'Egypte ancienne." Includes a video report of the exhibition [1:42 mins.] and a video report of 1965: "Le sauvetage du temple d'Amada" [4:14 mins.] j) Musée Municipal des Beaux-Arts et d’Histoire Naturelle 3 Rue Toufaire, 28200 Châteaudun URL * "Les animaux de l’Egypte antique" [The animals of Ancient Egypt] date: 28 January 2017 - 17 September 2017 The animals in Ancient Egypt and their symbolic meaning are represented by amulets, pictures of gods on coffins and stelae, objects of daily life, canopic jars and animals mummies. info: URL info: French press report at URL k) Château de Châteaubriant Place du Général de Gaulle 44 110 Châteaubriant URL * "L'Égypte des pharaons" [Egypt of the Pharaohs] date: 3 June 2016 - 30 October 2016 Exhibition with more than 100 objects of the collection of the Musée Dobrée (incl. mummies and coffins), complemented by loans from the Musée du Louvre. The exhibition also introduces the Egyptologist Frédéric Cailliaud of the 19th century, to whom the Musée Dobrée owes much of its collection. After its success in 2015 (it ran 12 June 2015 - 29 November 2015) the exhibition is renewed for another season. info: URL Includes a slideshow. info: URL With photos of displays. info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL "Cette exposition se décline en quatre thématiques : l'histoire de l'égyptologue Frédéric Caillaud, à qui le musée Dobrée doit l'essentiel de ses collections ; la vie quotidienne des Égyptiens ; les représentations des pharaons et la religion ; la mort et les rites funéraires." URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL l) Cap Sciences Hangar 20, Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux URL * “Les momies ne mentent jamais…” date: 9 July 2016 - 5 March 2017 Exhibition with 25 mummies from across the world and more than 150 related objects. This exhibition was based on "Momias, testigos del pasado" at Parque de las Ciencias, Granada (October 2014 - January 2016). info: URL With video. info: French press reports at URL URL With photos of displays. --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - b) Musée royal de Mariemont Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140 Morlanwelz URL * “Coptic textiles” [Title TBA] date: 2019 More than 200 fragments of coptic textile, recently donated by the King Baudouin Foundation. info: URL --SPAIN-- a) Espai Cultura, Fundació Antiga Caixa Sabadell 1859 c. d'En Font 25, 08201 Sabadell * "Antic Egipte i Teixits Coptes de Montserrat" date: 1 September 2016 - 27 November 2016 info: URL info: Catalan press reports at URL URL b) - c) Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre Calle Fuente Morales, 1, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife URL * "Muerte e inmortalidad en poblaciones del pasado" date: 24 November 2017 - 4 June 2018 Exhibition of the funerary cults in ancient cultures, including ancient Egypt, with about 10 mummies and 25 other funerary remains. info: Spanish press reports at URL The exhibition will be in conjunction with the World Congress on Mummy Studies (17-21 May 2018). URL d) Vilamuseu Carrer Colón, 57, 03570 La Vila Joiosa, Alacant URL * “Los secretos de ‘Tresors’ ” date: 9 November 2016 - 15 September 2017 One of the objects on display is an ancient Egyptian (dyn. 26) 'New Year's flask' found on the Iberian Peninsula [detailed description at URL] info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL e) - f) Museo Liceo Egipcio Palacio de Gaviria, C/ Conde Luna 6, León URL * “El Anillo de Tutankhamón. Joyería y Magia en el Antiguo Egipto” [The Ring of Tutankhamen. Jewelry and Magic in Ancient Egypt] date: Winter [was: Summer] 2016 Exhibition with a ring bearing the name of Tutankhamun (i.e. Nebcheperura), plus ancient Egyptian pendants and necklaces, rings and earrings, amulets, scarabs, and shabtis. info: URL info: source - URL info: Spanish press report at URL g) - h) Museu Egipci de Barcelona / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona URL * "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento" [Tutankhamun. History of a discovery] date: 30 November 2012 - TBA [was: till 31 December 2015] [several times prolongated] info: URL i) Parque Jardín de La Vega Av. Olímpica, 5, 28108 Alcobendas, Madrid URL * "El templo de Abu Simbel: Ramsés, rey de reyes" date: 30 November 2016 - 31 December 2017 Exhibition of a replica of the Temple of Abu Simbel. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL j) - k) - l) - m) - n) Museu de Cultures del Món Palau Nadal, El Carrer Montcada, Barcelona URL English: URL * "Opening museum" date: 7 February 2015 - Ongoing info: Spanish press reports at URL "El hotelero Jordi Clos cede 37 piezas al nuevo espacio, que abrirá sus puertas en el Palau Nadal el próximo 7 de febrero Además de haber alumbrado con el Museo Egipcio de Barcelona uno de los centros privados dedicados a la civilización egipia más importantes, el hotelero Jordi Clos ha puesto su granito de arena en el Museo de la Culturas del Mundo, nuevo espacio municipal que abrirá sus puertas el próximo 7 de febrero en el Palau Nadal, con la cesión de 37 piezas arqueológicas. (..)" Among the new pieces is an Egyptian sarcophagus. URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) Powerhouse Museum 500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW 2007 URL * "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives" date: 10 December 2016 - 25 [was: 30] April, 2017 Six mummies selected from the British Museum collection who lived and died in Egypt between 1800 and 3000 years ago will be on display alongside their 3D CT scan visualisations to reveal more about the age, sex, identity, state of health and mummification of each individual. The mummies will also be accompanied by almost 200 objects of funerary use and daily life. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Our first international partner to host Egyptian mummies: exploring ancient lives (a touring version of the exhibition displayed in Bloomsbury) will be the Museum of Applied Arts and Science in Sydney. (...)" info: URL "(..) Six mummies selected from the British Museum collection who lived and died in Egypt between 1800 and 3000 years ago can be viewed at the Powerhouse Museum, alongside their 3D CT scan visualisations (..)." info: English press report at URL "(..) [The exhibtion] will feature six mummies from the British Museum’s collection, all scanned using the latest CT technology. Interactive, 3D visualizations will allow visitors to explore the mummies, while displays of over 200 objects will help place each one in its historical context. (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With some info on the six mummies on display. info: English press reports at URL With scan photos. URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL About the scanning of the mummies on display, and with a lot of scan photos. URL info: English press reports at URL A review. URL With 9 photo slideshow. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL With video. info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL b) Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000 URL * “Tutankhamun — His Tomb and His Treasures” date: 29 September 2016 - 29 [was: 15] January 2017 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. info: URL info: URL info: source - press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL Dr Zahi Hawass visited during the opening week. info: English press report at URL c) National Museum of Australia Lawson Cres, Acton ACT 2601, Canberra URL * “A History of the World in 100 Objects” date: 9 September 2016 - 29 January 2017 The touring exhibition with 100 objects from the British Museum, including the coffin of Shepenmehit and a large statue of Ramses II. Most recently in Japan, at the National Museum, Kyushu (14 July 2015 – 6 September 2015) and City Museum, Kobe (20 September 2015 – 17 January 2016), and at Western Australian Museum, Perth (date: February 13, 2016 - June 18, 2016). info: URL info: source - English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL --DENMARK-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15, CH-8002 Zürich URL * "Osiris - Das versunkene Geheimnis Ägyptens" ["Osiris - Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries"] [was: "Osiris - Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze"] date: 10 February 2017 - 16 July 2017 [was: February 2017 - TBA] The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, of which 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 22 from the Graeco-roman Museum, 31 from Alexandria National museum, 15 from Bibliotheca Alexandrina museum and 207 artefacts from the Sunken monuments department. Earlier venues are the Arab World Institute in Paris (8 September 2015 - 31 January 2016; "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte") and the British Museum in London (19 May 2016 – 27 November 2016; "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds"). info: (German:) URL (English:) URL "This spectacular exhibition shows 300 statues and ritual objects, sarcophagi and idols from sixteen centuries retrieved from the depths of the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast. The exhibits originate from the legendary cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, which became submerged in the eighth century AD. They provide answers to many age-old questions." info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL info: source - URL info: source - URL b) Musée historique de Vevey Le Château, 2, rue du Château, CH-1800 Vevey URL * “Le goût des belles choses: collection archéologique de David Doret (1821-1904)". date: 13 May 2015 - 26 February 2016 Exhibition about the 19th c. collection of David Doret, with 200 objects from Italy, Greece, the Levant, and Egypt. Includes ancient Egyptian amulets and funerary statuettes. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "(..) La collection de David Doret, quasi exposée dans son entier à l’exception de quelques éléments sans grande valeur architecturale, est propriété du musée. Léguée par les neveux de Doret, elle a été montrée en 1915, puis en 1991. «David Doret a collecté plus de 200?pièces à l’occasion de deux grands voyages, dont un, en 1893, en Palestine, en Egypte, en Grèce et en Italie», indique Françoise Lambert.(..)" With small photo gallery. info: French press report at URL With short photo gallery (incl. Bastet-cat statues). c) - d) Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum Museumsstrasse 50, CH-9000 St.Gallen URL * “Welten sammeln” date: March 2016 - Ongoing Opening of the new permanent exhibiton that provides an overview of several of the world's cultures (the Pacific, North and South America, Africa, and ancient Egypt) via museum objects and their history. info: URL e) Naturhistorisches Museum Basel Augustinergasse 2, 4051 Basel URL * “Mumien - Rätsel der Zeit” [Mummies - Riddles of time] date: 16 September 2016 - 30 April 2017 Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. Earlier in the Drents Museum, Assen (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014, "Mummies - Surviving after Death"), the Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest (1 October 2014 - 17 May 2015, "World of Mummies"), the Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg (12 June 2015 - 10 January 2016, "Momies - Un rêve d'éternité"), and the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim (12 February 2016 - 28 August 2016, "Mumien der Welt"). The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. info: URL info: German press report at URL " Welche Geschichten erzählen Mumien? Das will das anatomische Institut herausfinden und untersucht menschliche und tierische Mumien aus der ganzen Welt in einem Scanner. Die Resultate sind erstaunlich. (..) Neben dreizehn menschlichen Mumien werden in der Sonderausstellung auch zahlreiche Tiermumien gezeigt. (..)" With a video of a TV report (in Swiss German) about the scanning of the mummies. info: German press reports at URL "Über 60 Tiermumien und zahlreiche menschliche Mumien sind ab Freitag im Naturhistorischen Museum Basel zu sehen. Die Sonderausstellung geht insbesondere der Frage nach, unter welchen Bedingungen tote Körper die Zeit überdauern." URL URL URL info: German press report at URL "Le musée d'histoire naturelle de Bâle, en Suisse, présente une exposition baptisée 'Momies-Mystères du temps'. Elle rassemble une soixantaine de momies humaines et animales, originaires du monde entier, momifiées naturellement pour la plupart. L'occasion de découvrir comment un corps sans vie peut traverser les siècles et quelles informations les scientifiques peuvent en tirer. (..)" info: German press report at URL f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * Closure of the Egyptian Galleries date: 28 june 2015 - TBA info: URL g) Musée Rath Place de Neuve 1, 1204 Genève URL * “Révélations. Photographies à Genève” date: 27 May 2016 - 11 September 2016 The exhibition also includes some collections of early 20th c. photographs of excavations in Egypt (e.g. taken by Marguerite Naville). info: URL Press release [PDF]: URL info: French press reports at URL URL h) - i) Musées d’art et d'histoire Rue Charles-Galland 2, 1206 Genève URL * "3000 ans sans monnaie" date: 11 october 2016 - 15 January 2017 Small exhibition about the ancient Egyptian economy. info: URL Press release [PDF] at URL info: French press reports at URL "Son absence n’échappera pas aux habitués de la salle égyptienne du MAH: la statue monumentale de Ramsès II a mis les voiles. (..) Le fleuron de la collection a été prêté au Muséeantique d’Arles jusqu’à la fin de janvier 2017. (..) Un échange de bonsprocédés qui a permis de mettre en place, dans l’espace laissé libre par Ramsès II, une installation intelligente sur le thème du…troc: 3000 ans sans monnaie se compose de quatre vitrines et d’une table tactile. Jean-Luc Chappaz, conservateur en charge des collections d’archéologie, a pris appui pour sa démonstration sur une pièce prêtée par la Fondation Gandur pour l’art (FGA): «Il s’agit d’une stèle de donation du Nouvel Empire, en calcaire, datant du XIIe siècle av. J.-C. Elle représente le pharaon Ramsès III en train d’honorer une statue du dieu Amon qu’il a fait ériger pour le 25e anniversaire de son règne. (..)" URL info: French press report a URL --SWEDEN-- a) Magasin 9 Frihamnsgatan 66, 115 66 Stockholm URL * “Tutankhamun. Graven og skatterna” [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 26 November 2016 - 30 April 2017 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. Most recent previous venues were the Olympiapark München (3 April 2015 - 13 September 2015), the Zeitenströmung, Dresden (1 October 2015 - 28 February 2016), and Messe Graz, Graz (22 March 2016 - 14 August 2016). info: URL --ESTONIA-- a) University of Tartu Art Museum Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu * "A Journey to the Orient: Otto Friedrich von Richter’s (1791–1816) trips and collection" date: May 26, 2016 - March 3, 2017 Exhibition about the legacy and collections (two mummies, manuscripts and drawings) of Otto Friedrich von Richter. info: URL ---POLAND--- a) - b) Muzeum Archeologiczne Oddzial Muzeum Miejskiego Wroclawia Arsenal Miejski, Cieszynskiego 9, 50-136 Wroclaw URL (Polish) URL (English) * "Tajemnice egipskich grobowców" [Secrets of Egyptian tombs] date: 8 October 2016 - 19 February [was: 10 January] 2017 Exhibition with a replica of an Egyptian tomb, 3D printed models of monuments (that may be touched), plus authentic artefacts from Polish collections. info: URL info: Polish press reports at URL URL info: source - Polish press report at URL c) Museum Jacek Malczewski Rynek 11, 26-600 Radom URL * "Oswoic nieuniknione, przyblizyc nieznane" date: 4 November 2016 - 30 April 2017 Exhibition about funerary rites from ancient Egypt till the present. info: URL info: Polish press reports at URL URL d) Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie (National Museum in Warsaw) Aleje Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warszawa URL * “Priceless. Recent Acquisitions at the National Museum in Warsaw” date: 17 November 2016 - 12 February 2017 Exhibition of some 200 of the museum’s newly acquired works, including ancient Egyptian mummy masks. info: English press reports at URL info: Polish press report at URL --RUSSIA-- a) The State Hermitage Museum 2, Palace Square, 190000 St Petersburg URL * “Nefertari” [title TBA] date: June 2017 - TBA Exhibition about the tomb of Nefertari (wife of Ramesses II), with items on loan from the Museo Egizio di Torino. Earlier at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden (17 November 2016 - TBA), and will travel to four stops in China. info: source - Italian press report at URL --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Národní muzeum/National Museum Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Prague 1 URL * “Ríša slnka: Abú Sír v dobe stavitelov pyramíd” [Empire of the Sun: Abusir at the time of the pyramid builders] date: 2019 Exhibition of 100-150 artifacts from the Czech archaeological excavations in Abusir. info: source - Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL Lack of finances may hamper the organizing of the exhibition. b) Muzeum pod vodárnou sídl. Dukel. hrdinu 2747/4a, 690 02 Breclav URL * “Egypt - dar Nilu” [Egypt - Gift of the Nile] date: 5 December 2016 - 31 January 2017 Exhibition of replicas of ancient Egyptian artefacts and other works of art that evoke the atmosphere of ancient Egypt, from the collection of Ján Hertlík. Earlier in Oblastní muzeum v Decíne (28 October 2015 - 31 January 2016) and Muzeum A Galerie V Prostejove (11 February 2016 - 27 March 2016). info: URL info: Czech press report at URL c) - d) Krížové chodby Karolina Univerzity Karlovy v Praze [Cloister Karolina Charles University] Ovocný trh 3, Prague 1 * "Z Asuánu do Chartúmu: Ceské archeologické výzkumy mezi nilskými katarakty" [From Aswan to Khartoum: Czech excavations between the Nile cataracts] date: 13 [was: 12] October 2015 - 11 November 2015 Exhibition of photographs that depict the archaeological work in Egypt and Sudan by the Czech Institute of Egyptology at the Charles University in Prague. info: URL info: source - URL info: Czech press release at URL info: video "Czechoslovak Mission in Nubia in 1960's" [20:11 mins.] at URL "Unique footage from the archaeological missions of Czechoslovak Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in 1960's." info: Czech press reports at URL Interview with curator Dr Lenka Varadzinová. URL URL --LUXEMBOURG-- a) - --ANDORRA-- a) - --JAPAN--- a) - b) Toyama Regional Museum TBA * "The Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids: The Treasures from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo" date: 13 January 2017 - 26 March 2017. Exhibition of about 120 artifacts from the Egyptian Museum Cairo. Earlier at the Mori Arts Center Gallery, Minato-ku, Tokyo (16 October 2015 - 3 January 2016), Aaheim Museum, Matsuyama (23 January 2016 - 27 March 2016), Sendai City Museum (22 April 2016 - 26 June 2016), Kagoshima Museum (15 July 2016 - 15 September, 2016),and The Museum of Kyoto (October 1, 2016 - December 25, 2016); it will travel to Shizuoka City Museum (8 April 2017 - 25 June 2017) and Fukuoka City Museum (15 July 2017 - 24 September 2017). info: source - URL --CHINA-- a) TBA * “A history of the world in 100 objects” date: 2017 The touring exhibition with 100 objects from the British Museum, including the coffin of Shepenmehit and a large statue of Ramses II. Most recently in Japan, at the National Museum, Kyushu (14 July 2015 – 6 September 2015) and City Museum, Kobe (20 September 2015 – 17 January 2016), and at Western Australian Museum, Perth (date: February 13, 2016 - June 18, 2016); soon at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra (9 September 2016 - 29 January 2017). info: source - URL b) Hong Kong Science Museum 2 Science Museum Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong URL * "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives" date: TBA, 2017 Travellinge exhibition of six mummies from the British Museum and their 3D CT scan visualisations, plus ca. 200 objects of funerary use and daily life. Earlier at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (10 December 2016 - 25 April, 2017) info: source - English press report at URL "(..) After this exhibition in Sydney, Nestawedjat, Tamut, and the four other mummies are being sent to the Science Museum in Hong Kong, before moving on to other venues in the Asia-Pacific region. (..)" c) Nanjing Museum Nanjing City, Zhongshan Road No. 321 * "Pharaohs and Kings: Treasures of Ancient Egypt and China's Han Dynasty" date: 17 August 2016 - 9 January 2017 The exhibition "presents the different features of ancient Egypt civilization and Han Dynasty (202 BC-AD 220) civilization through a comparison of the two ancient cultures. Nearly 150 antiques from the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada and 150 pieces of unearthed Han Dynasty relics from domestic museums nationwide are put on display together." info: (including a slideshow) URL d) Jinsha Site Museum 3 Jinbo Rd, JinSha ShangQuan, Jinniu Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, 610036 URL * "Pharaohs and Kings: Treasures of Ancient Egypt and China's Han Dynasty" date: 25 January 2017 - 4 May 2017 The exhibition compares the different features of ancient Egypt and ancient China (Han Dynasty; 202 BC-AD 220), via nearly 150 Egyptian antiques from the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada and 150 pieces of unearthed Han Dynasty relics from Chinese museums. Earlier at the Nanjing Museum (17 August 2016 - 9 January 2017). info: source - English press release at URL "(..) Highlights among the stunning objects loaned to the exhibition include such ROM visitor favourites as a mummified cat dated to c. 30 BC—395 AD; a mummy of Chantress of Amun, Nefer-Mut dated to c. 922—887 BC; and a large granite sculpture, likely of Cleopatra VII, dated to c. 47—30 BC." --INDIA-- a) - --MEXICO-- a) - ---ISRAEL--- a) Israel Museum Nakhman Avigad St, Jerusalem URL * "A Mummy in Jerusalem: Secrets of the Afterlife" date: 27 July 2016 - April 2017 The focus of this exhibition is the only Egyptian mummy in Israel, belonging to a priest (nicknamed "Alex") from Akhmim, 2,200-year-old and displayed in its original coffin, alongside objects from various tombs (incl. an embalmed ibis). info: URL info: video at URL "The Israel Museum, Jerusalem: Transferring the mummy to the hospital for CT scanning, 2016" info: English press reports at URL "(..) He lived and died in upper-class obscurity around 2,200 years ago, but "Alex"’s remains — the only mummy in Israel — star in an Israel Museum exhibit opening Tuesday. A century before Anthony and Cleopatra, when the Ptolemies ruled the Nile he lived as a priest in the city of Panopolis, modern-day Akhmim, in Upper Egypt. During his lifetime "Alex" was known as Iret-hor-iru — The Protective Eye of Horus — but got his modern moniker after he was donated to Jerusalem’s Pontifical Biblical Institute by Jesuits in Alexandria. (..) Radiocarbon dating of his linen wrappings found he died in the 2nd century BCE, and CT scans found he lived into his late 30s or early 40s (..). He stood 5’5? when he was alive (..). Accompanying Iret-hor-iru in his Israel Museum afterlife are an assortment of Hellenistic and Roman-era funerary masks that were placed over the face of the dead. (..) Amulets in the shape of beasts and birds and crafted out of faience, ivory, gold or semiprecious stones (..) make up a kaleidoscopic menagerie accompanying Iret-hor-iru. (..) The only other mummy in the room is that of an ibis (..) [and its] lifelike sarcophagus (..)." With some photos of the items on display. URL "(..) He was originally 167cm (5ft 6in) tall but either during his lifetime or afterwards, he had shrunk to 154cm. (..)" URL With short video of the coffin and the scanning of the mummy. URL With photos of mummy, coffin, and scans. URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL b) - c) Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum 1 Jabotinsky st., Ramat Gan URL URL * “Protective Force: Egyptian Scarabs from Gemstones” date: November 23, 2015 - TBA The exhibition will explore the significant role of gemstones in ancient Egyptian culture. The scarabs featured in the exhibition come from the collections of the Israel Museum. Also Victorian jewelry set with ancient scarabs will be on display. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL With an image gallery at URL --KOREA-- a) National Museum of Korea 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04383 URL * “Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum” date: December 20, 1016 - April 9, 2017 Exhibition with more than 230 objects from the Egyptian collection of the Brooklyn Museum, including human and animal mummies, coffins, masks, statues, and jewelry. info: URL info: URL With photos of artefacts. info: Brooklyn Museum blog post at URL ---CHILE--- a) - +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. K. Eyma This list is not meant for distribution to any other public channel than the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum. It is always wise to contact the organizers of lectures e.d. for confirmation, in case of (last minute) changes. 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