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Copyright 2016, A.K. Eyma


 
EEF NEWS (931) 
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June 23, 2016 (III Akhet 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, Croatia (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, Taiwan, Singapore, Mexico, Israel, Brazil, 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: Claire Gilmour [(I) - UK (s)]; Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - USA (s), Germany (o), Austria (d), Italy (i)(m), Belgium (b), Switzerland (h), Andorra (o)]; Kat Newkirk [(II) - USA (s)]; ========================================================================== +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --UK-- s) Egyptology Scotland * "The Tomb of Senneferi, Pharaoh's Chancellor (TT99) / Tomb Robbery in Ancient Thebes: Evidence for the Indiana Joneses of the Past", by Dr Nigel Strudwick date: Saturday 2nd July 2016; 12:45pm place: Room 301, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ costs: £5 info: email --ITALY-- [update] b) Comité international pour l’Égyptologie (CIPEG) * CIPEG Annual Meeting: "Egyptological Landscapes: Museums, Libraries, Historical Palaces and Archives" As part of 24th ICOM General Conference: "Museums and Cultural Landscapes" date: 3-9 July 2016 place: Milano [new] info: programme [PDF] at URL * CIPEG Post-conference Workshop: "Egyptological Landscapes: Museums, Resources and Networks among Collections and Institutions” date: 10-12 July 2016 place: Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna [new] info: programme [PDF] at URL --SPAIN-- [update] c) International Congress of Papyrology * 28th International Congress of Papyrology date: 1–6 August 2016 place: University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona [new] info: programme at URL --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --USA-- [update] s) Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 * "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" date: June 18, 2016 - September 11, 2016 [new] info: URL [new] info: English press reports at URL URL --GERMANY-- o) Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim im Reuchlinhaus Jahnstr. 42, 75173 Pforzheim URL * “Himmlisch – Sonne, Mond und Sterne im Schmuck” date: 8 July 2016 - 30 October 2016 Exhibition of jewellery of 5 millenia, from ancient Egypt till the present. info: URL info: German press report (see p. 110) at [PDF] URL --AUSTRIA-- [update] d) Papyrusmuseum Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1010 Wien * "Hieroglyphen und Alphabete" [Hieroglyphs and alphabets] date: 16 June 2016 - 8 January 2017 [new] info: German press report at URL --ITALY-- [update] i) Palestra Grande Pompeii * "Egitto Pompei" date: 20 April 2016 - 2 November 2016 [new] info: Italian press reports at URL URL [update] m) Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica Strada Maggiore, 34, Bologna, 40125 * “La passione di Cleopatra. Visioni e maschere di Arnaldo Pomodoro” date: 23 June 2016 - 18 September 2016 [new] info: Italian press report at URL --BELGIUM-- [update] b) Musée royal de Mariemont Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140 Morlanwelz * “De Stargate (TM) aux comics. Les dieux égyptiens dans la culture geek (1975-2015)” date: 21 May 2016 - 20 November 2016 [new] info: French press report (with audio file) at URL --SWITZERLAND-- [update] h) Musée et Jardin botaniques de Lausanne Place de Milan, Montriond, Lausanne * "Le jardin des pharaons" [The gardens of the Pharaohs] date: 20 May 2016 - 30 October 2016 [new] info: French press report at URL --ANDORRA-- o) Museo del Tabac C. Doctor Palau, 17, AD600 Sant Julià de Lòria URL * “Déus d’Egipte” date: 16 June 2016 - 30 October 2016 Exhibition about the ancient Egyptian gods, with objects on loan from the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona (among the items: a mummy of a falcon, a coffin with a depiction of the goddess Nut, images of Osiris, Bes, canopic vessels, amulets, a model of the Temple of Dandur, etc). info: URL (in English:) URL info: Catalan blog 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 three items submitted by Bjorn Koopmans and Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Tutankhamun collection to be moved to Grand Egyptian Museum by end of 2016" URL "(..) Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany said that by the end of this year, Tutankhamun’s collection will be transported in a gala festival similar to that of the transportation of King Ramses II’s statue from Ramses Square in downtown Cairo to the GEM. (..)" * Press report: "Great Pyramid of Giza Is Slightly Lopsided" URL "(..) The west side of the pyramid is slightly longer than the east side, scientists have found. Although the difference is very slight, it's enough that a modern-day research team, led by engineer Glen Dash and Egyptologist Mark Lehner, was able to detect the small flaw in a new measuring project. "The base is not quite square," Dash said. The project is being carried out by the Glen Dash Research Foundation, led by Dash, and Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA), led by Lehner. (..) This means that, at most, the west side was only 5.55 inches (14.1 centimeters) longer than the east side (..) Dash thinks the ancient Egyptians laid out the pyramid on a grid. The pyramid's north-south axis (or meridian) runs 3 minutes 54 seconds west of due north while its east-west axis runs 3 minutes 51 seconds north of due east, he told Live Science. The east-west axis also runs through the center of a temple built on the east side of the pyramid. These measurements mean that the Great Pyramid is oriented just slightly away from the cardinal directions, the degree of error from north-south and east-west being almost the same. (..)" -- Another English press report: URL -- For the original research article, seee EEF NEWS (929). URL * Press report: "A Queen's Seat" URL “Experimental archaeology” at the Harvard Semitic Museum - replicating a chair that belonged to Queen Hetepheres. [Submitted by Antonio Morales and Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press report: "Viaje a las entrañas de una tumba del Antiguo Egipto" URL "Fue el alto funcionario encargado del cuerno, la pezuña, la balanza y la pluma. Guardián de toda ave que nadara, volara o anduviera. Supervisor de lo que era y no era. El visir Ipi, «amigo único» del rey al que sirvió, acumuló tantos títulos antes de fallecer hace cuatro milenios como negligente fue la Historia con su memoria. Su recuerdo quedó extraviado en la árida ladera del valle que guarda el elegante templo de Hatshepsut, la monarca que fue faraón. La tumba de Ipi, encaramada en la colina rojiza de Deir el Bahari que se extiende más allá de los campos verdes en la orilla occidental de la actual Luxor, es el último legado de su nobleza. (..)" Featuring the work of the Freie Universität Berlin Mission to Deir el-Bahari (TT313, TT315), with photos and a video. * Press report: "Un experto de la UJA asegura que en el Antiguo Egipto aprovechaban al máximo los recursos del olivo" URL "José Manuel Alba, miembro del grupo de investigación de Historia Antigua de la Universidad de Jaén (UJA) y presente en siete de las ocho campañas arqueológicas llevadas a cabo en Asuán (Egipto), asegura que en el Antiguo Egipto aprovechaban al máximo los recursos que les ofrecía el olivo. En su tesis doctoral "La oleicultura en el Antiguo Egipto", Alba analiza el arraigo, el valor y el significado que tuvo el olivo y su aceite en el Antiguo Egipto. (..)" [Next four items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Peek Inside Cat Mummies With New X-ray Images" URL "Archaeologists may soon unravel the mysteries of ancient Egypt using a new imaging technique that offers a better look inside mummies without removing a single piece of wrapping. The new kind of CT scan has been successfully tested on cat mummies from the collections of the South Australian Museum. (..) The new technique, known as atomic number imaging, instead uses two kinds of x-rays to peer inside stuff and figure out the hidden composition based on a material’s atomic number—one of the defining characteristics of a chemical element. For instance, the scans can distinguish between bones filled with calcium and phosphorous and muscle, which is mostly carbon. “It’s a technique that can be done on any CT scanner,” says lead author James Bewes, a radiology resident at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia, who describes the work in the August issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science. (..)" -- The original research article, which is for free online: James M. Bewesa, , , Antony Morphettb, F. Donald Patec, Maciej Hennebergd, Andrew J. Lowa, Lars Kruseb, Barry Craige, Aphrodite Hindsone, Eleanor Adamse. "Imaging ancient and mummified specimens: Dual-energy CT with effective atomic number imaging of two ancient Egyptian cat mummies", in: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Volume 8, August 2016, Pages 173–177 URL * Press report: "Canaanites Sacrificed Animals From Egypt 5,000 Years Ago, Archaeologists Find" URL "Analysis of a sacrificial donkey found in the foundations of a house in ancient Gath, and of other remains, show they were born and bred in the Nile. (..) “That there were trade connections between Egypt and Canaan in the Early Bronze Age is not new. The fact that animals were a part of the trade - and that they went from Egypt to Canaan - is very interesting,” Aren Maeir, head of the excavations in Gath, told Haaretz. (..)" -- The original research article, which is for free online: Arnold ER, Hartman G, Greenfield HJ, Shai I, Babcock LE, Maeir AM (2016) "Isotopic Evidence for Early Trade in Animals between Old Kingdom Egypt and Canaan", in: PLoS ONE 11(6) URL * Press report: "The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife" URL A detailed investigative article about the origins of the so-called Jesus’s-wife papyrus (forgery); it reveals "the missing link between all the players in the provenance story": a flunked Egyptology student called Walter Fritz (author of an article in SAK 18). Several Egyptologists are 'called as witnesses' in the case. -- Based on the above research, even Karren King (who published the Coptic papyrus) now is conceding that the papyrus fragment is probable fake: URL -- Other press reports, with résumé and additional info: URL URL URL * Press report: "Threats to Egypt’s heritage" URL Dr Zahi Hawass about the problems facing sites and monuments. "(..) The Temple of Esna in Upper Egypt, for example, is completely surrounded by the modern town of Esna. The temple is located on lower ground, and the town has grown up around it. None of the houses has a sewage system, and as a result sewage is leaking from the houses into the temple. Salt has also started to appear on the lower part of the structure. The same situation has occurred at the Edfu, Akhmiem and Ashmonien temples in Middle Egypt. Cracks have begun to appear in their walls, and these have caused a huge block to fall from the top of the first pylon of the Temple of Edfu. The same thing recently happened to the Temple of Kom Ombo. Many inscriptions and pharaonic scenes have been destroyed. Similar problems have been occurring for some time in Qurna on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor. Many houses were also recently built near the tombs of the nobles and around the tombs of the IV and XI dynasties at Al-Taref. (..)" He gives many other examples. [Next two items submitted by Bjorn Koopmans] * Press report: "Egypt Museum's July Piece of the Month to be selected by Facebook vote" URL "(..) Elham Salah, head of the ministry's Museums Sector, told Ahram Online that the selection of the Egyptian Museum's Piece of the month would not be chosen by the museum's board but instead by the community and antiquities lovers throughout the world through voting on a dozen of artifacts posted on the Ministry's official Facebook page. (..)" * Press report: "A rare look inside Egypt's Valley of the Kings tombs, where photography is banned" URL "(..) While general photography by tourists is banned within the tombs, Czech journalist and photographer, Jakub Kyncl, was granted special permission to capture the interior of the tombs, as well as the Abu Simbel complex, earlier this year. Here we get a rare look inside the historic site with some of the highlights from his shoot. (..)" With many photos and a brief video. --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entry at the blog of the 2016 season of the Project AcrossBorders at Sai Island in Upper Nubia: URL -- "People on Sai – Thoughts on the New Kingdom Prosopography of the Elite Necropolis SAC5" (June 22) [Next two items submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * New entry at the blog of the Egypt Centre, Swansea: URL -- "A head, a collector, leeches and dwaarves" (June 23) -- "A Magic Wand" (June 17) * New entry at the blog of Projecte UEMOT: URL -- "El MDM restaura una mòmia i una màsccara d’Egipte" (June 17) * New entry at the blog of the Ancient Egyptian Animal Bio Bank: URL -- "All creatures great and small in Lyoon" (June 15) [about the Internal Symposium on Animals in Ancient Egypt held in Lyon, 1-4th June] [Submitted by Jan Bailey] * The sarcophagus of Seti I, in John Soane’s Museum, UK, is being scanned by Factum Arte, so that a replica can be made and placed in the replica tomb being built in the Valley of the Kings: -- "Photogrammetric recording of the saarcophagus of Seti I" URL -- Press releases (in PDF): URL URL -- Facsimile of a section of the burial chamber from the tomb of SETI I URL +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE-- [Submitted by Carolin Johansson] * A new e-publication from the Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm: -- Nicholas Warner, Collecting for Eternnity: R.G. Gayer-Anderson and the Egyptian Museum in Stockholm (2016), 26 pp. URL "Many of the objects in the Egyptian collection of the Medelhavsmuseet came to Sweden from a famous collector in Cairo, Major Gayer-Anderson during the late 1920's and two decades onwards. The researcher Nicholas Warner has studied the correspondence between Gayer-Anderson and the Egyptian Museum in Stockholm and has thus been able to reconstruct the story of how the museum once took form." [Two previous e-publications may also be found at the above URL: Andreé J. Veldmeijer, Footwear in Ancient Egypt: the Medelhavsmuseet collection (2014) Aidan Dodson, Ancient Egyptian Coffins: the Medelhavsmuseet collection (2015)] * Lincoln Harschlip, Egypt in the Eighteenth Dynasty: Influences Leading to the Reforms of Akhenaten. University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, BA Thesis, 2011 URL * Hanna Reshel, Standardizing the analysis of predynastic pottery : a look at Petrie, Freidman and Adaima. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, BA Thesis, 2013 URL * Dustin Peasley, Fabric, form, function: anomalous tempers in fineware ceramics from El-Mahasna, Egypt. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, BA Thesis, 2010 URL * Rebecca Alice Loeww, Archery exploits of the Pharaohs. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, BA Thesis, 2013 URL * Mitchell David Running, Nubian a-group and Egyptian Naqada trade relations in the predynastic. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, BS Thesis, 2012 URL * Nicole Marie Barnes, Evolution of Egyptian religion reflected in temple architecture. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, BS Thesis, 2012 URL * Eli Luoma, Egyptian brewing : the production of beer based on archaeological evidence. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, BA Thesis, 2009 URL * Bibiane Andessner, Das ägyptische Wort "mrj". MA Thesis, University of Vienna. Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, 2015. URL Anja Wutte, Der Pharao ein Löwe? Königliche Löwenjagddarstellungen des Neuen Reiches. Eine ideologische Studie. MA Thesis, University of Vienna. Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, 2014 URL --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZZINES-- * The TOC of the latest issue of Journal of Egyptian History, vol. 9 no. 1 (2016), is at URL * The TOC of the latest issue of Palestine Exploration Quarterly, vol. 148 no. 2 (2016), is at URL Among the articles (only abstract for free): -- Robert Martin Porter, "Scarabs of Sheeshi at Tell el-Ajjul, Contra Kempinski" --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAAPERS-- * TBA --MISCELLANEOUS-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk and Bjorn Koopmans] * Several very short book reviews: URL +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list.] * The University of Arizona seeks to recruit a full-time Research Specialist with expertise in the archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology. (..) The Research Specialist will work with the Egyptian Expedition and Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research on several extant research projects (..). Minimum requirements include: Masters degree in Egyptology; expertise with the material culture of the 19th to 26th Dynasties; familiarity with the methods of dendrochronology (..) Closing date is June 30th, 2016. 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 * (&) National Museums Scotland is seeking to recruit an Assistant Curator to support the Senior Curator in the development of a new Ancient Egypt gallery. (..) It is vital that the candidate has a degree in a related subject (Egyptology or Egyptian archaeology) as well as proven experience in museums or a similar environment. (..) Closing date for applications is Monday 4 July 2016. URL * (&) The Board of Trustees of the Egypt Exploration Society is seeking to appoint a new EES Director to be in post from September/October 2016. Deadline for applications: 8 July 2016. URL [Submitted by Julie Masquelier-Loorius] * (&) A job opening for a specialist of Meroitic civilization, for one year in Paris (Labex RESMED-Paris-Sorbonne University- Musée du Louvre). Deadline for applications: 22 June 2016. URL * (&) The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year, contractually-limited term appointment in Near Eastern Archaeology. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will begin on July 1, 2016 and end June 30, 2019. Review of applications will begin on June 24, 2016. URL * (&) Several job openings at the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw: -- Director of the PCMA: URL Deadline: 13 June 2016 -- Director of the PCMA Research Center in Cairo: URL Deadline: 13 June 2016 -- Assistant [research specialization inn Classical archaeology of Egypt and Syria] URL Deadline: 13 June 2016 -- Assistant [archaeology of Mediterraneean and Northeastern Africa] URL Deadline: 13 June 2016 * (&) University of Melbourne, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies (SHAPS), The Classics and Archaeology discipline, is seeking a Principal Tutor in Classics and Archaeology to redesign and deliver the subject 'Ancient Near Eastern Language: Egyptian' as a 'pilot' on-line supported object-based learning unit. (..). Closing date: 8 June 2016 URL * (&) British Museum job opportunity: "Curator: Late Antique Egypt" Closing date: 15 June 2016 URL * (&) The History Department at Missouri State University is searching for a ¾ full time instructor in the history of the Ancient Mediterranean/Near East including Egypt. (..) First date of consideration is June 3 but position will remain open until filled. (..)" URL * (&) In accordance with its statutes, specifically article 22 of the decree nr 2011-164 concerning French schools abroad, IFAO is recruiting two Foreign scientific members for one-year positions, renewable once. They will participate in the IFAO’s archaeological activities and research programmes. One of the two positions is open for renewal. (..) Submission date: 31 May 2016 URL * (&) At the DFG Research Training Group 1878 of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne on the topic of ‘Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies’, eleven doctoral posts are to be filled with effect from October 1st, 2016. (..) The posts are limited to a 2-year period, with the option to continue for max. one year following a positive interim evaluation. (..) These subjects are involved: Ancient American Studies, Ancient History, Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, Byzantine Studies, Christian Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Egyptology, Ethnology, Historic Geography, Islamic Archaeology, Pre- and Early History (..). Closing date for applications: May 31st, 2016 (..) (#) * (&) Bournemouth University, Faculty of Science & Technology, has an opening for a PhD Studentship “The Hyksos in Egypt – Anthropology and population history” . (..) The successful candidate will have a thorough grounding in human skeletal diagnostics, excavation experience, and the ability to read and interpret site maps. Knowledge of Egyptian and Near Eastern history, in particular the Bronze Age, and familiarity with the skeletal evidence of disease and population affiliation will be beneficial. (..) Closing date for applications is 17 June 2016. URL * (&) The Walters Art Museum seeks to hire a curator at the Assistant or Associate level to oversee a collection of over 4,800 works of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Art, comprising one of the largest collections of ancient art in North America. (..) Education: PhD or equivalent with demonstrated experience in Art History/Archaeology in Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, or similar field that is represented in the Walters Art Museum’s ancient collections. (..) Application end date is May 15, 2016. (..) URL * (&) At the Western Washington University, Department of History, there is an opening for a One-year Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of History beginning on September 16, 2016, through June 15, 2017. The position is open to historians of the Ancient Near East, including Egypt. (..) Materials must be received by May 16, 2016. URL * (&) Excellence Cluster TOPOI, Humboldt University Berlin - Ausschreibung eines Doktorandenstipendiums (Ägyptologie / Koptologie) Im Exzellenzcluster 264 Topoi wird zum Wintersemester 2016/2017 (Beginn: 01.10.2016) ein Doktorandenstipendium ausgeschrieben. Die Annahme des Stipendiums ist mit der Aufnahme in die Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) des Berliner Antike- Kollegs und mit der Teilnahme am Promotionsprogramm „Ancient Languages and Texts“ verbunden, dem ein strukturiertes Curriculum zugrunde liegt. Bewerber/innen sollten einen herausragenden Universitätsabschluss im Fach Ägyptologie vorweisen können und Interesse an sprachwissenschaftlichen Themen haben. Kenntnisse in Demotisch, Koptisch und Griechisch sind erwünscht. Im Themenbereich des Sprachwandels im jüngeren Ägyptisch soll eine eigenständige Forschungsarbeit zu griechischen Wörtern in ptolemäer- und römerzeitlichen ägyptischen Texten erarbeitet werden. (..) Deadline: 10. Mai 2016 info: [PDF] URL English: URL * (&) The State University of Milan (Italy) has just advertised a position for a research fellow ("ricercatore") in Egyptology. Deadline for applications: 9 May 2016. Full info: URL * (&) Yale University intends to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in Egyptology for the academic year 2016-17. (..) A Ph.D. in Egyptology is required. (..) Deadline for applications: May 15th, 2016. (...) Full info: URL * (&) An der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg sind an der Philosophischen Fakultät Stellen für Wissenschaftliche Hilfskräfte im Umfang von 78 Stunden pro Monat zum 01.09.2016 befristet für die Dauer von vier Monaten zu besetzen. (..) Deadline: 17.06.2016 (#) * (&) The graduate school of eikones (the center for the study of images at the Universität Basel) invites application for 5 PhD student positions in the fields of Egyptology, Art History, Musicology, Philosophy, Media Studies or German Literature. The duration is three years, 1.9.2016 – 31.8.2019. The closing date for application is 25.4.2016. URL URL * (&) The ERC Advanced Grant ‘The Hyksos Enigma’ at the Host Institution the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) - Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA) is offering a PostDoc or PhD position for Research Track 2 (Migration Studies). (..) This project seeks to shed light on a very obscure and little understood part in Egyptian history, the so called Hyksos Period and its prelude (c. 1750-1530 BC), during which Egypt was confronted with two heretofore unparalleled phenomena: an influx of a substantial foreign population and - probably as a result - the rule of a foreign dynasty over large parts of Egypt. (..) Required: Master or PhD in Egyptology or a closely related field. Experience in the theoretical background for migration studies. Expertise in Egyptological and Ancient Near Eastern texts. Solid archaeological background. Start date: 01.01.2017. Closing date for applications: 15.06.2016 Full info: URL URL * (&) The Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC) at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, Jilin Province, P. R. China, invites applications for a full-time Visiting Professorship in Egyptology. The appointment will be fixed term from 1st September 2016 through 15th July 2017, with the possibility of an extension for the following year. (..) Deadline for applications: April 30th, 2016. (#) * (&) Job vacancy at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History of Uppsala University: Chair in Egyptology The closing date for applications is 16 May 2016. URL * (&) An der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg ist am Würzburger Altertumswissenschaftlichen Zentrum eine Forschungsfellowship (eine Stelle für eine Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / einen Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter) zum 01.06.2016 oder zu einem nächstmöglichen späteren Zeitpunkt befristet für die Dauer von vier Monaten zu besetzen. (..) Einstellungsvoraussetzungen: Fachlich einschlägiges Hochschulstudium und Promotion in einem der folgenden Fächer: Ägyptologie, Alte Geschichte, Altorientalistik, Indologie, Klassische Archäologie, Klassische Philologie, Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft, Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Vor- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie. (..) The closing date for applications is 22 April 2016. (#) * (&) The Fitzwilliam Museum of the University of Cambridge is looking for an Assistant Keeper – Antiquities The successful candidate will have an established track-record of academic expertise in an area relevant to the collections: given the specialism of the current Keeper, preference may, but not inevitably, be given to Egyptologists. (...) Closing date: 27 April 2016 URL * (&) Université Montpellier 3 (Paul Valéry): Professeur des universités, Profil: Égyptologie Job profile : The candidate will teach egyptian epigraphy (traditionnal egyptian , new-egyptian, hieratic, ptolemaic), archeology, history, religion and other facts of pharaonic society ; manage Phd; share his searches with others searchers of team 'Egypte Nilotique et Mediterraneenne'. Date de prise de fonction : 01/09/2016 URL * (&) Université Paris 4 (PARIS-SORBONNE) Professeur des universités, Profil: Histoire de l'Égypte pharaonique. Job profile : We seek to appoint a full-fledged Egyptologist, a specialist in the history of Egypt before the Macedonian conquest. The candidate should possess a mastery of the Egyptian language (hieroglyphic and hieratic texts) as well as of all the sources pertaining to the Egypt of the Pharaons (archaeology, epigraphy, papyrology). Date de prise de fonction : 01/09/2016 URL ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg und DAAD - Ausschreibung von 5 Stipendien für ein museums- und altertumswissenschaftliches Auslandssemester an der Helwan Universität (HU) in Kairo im Fach "Museum Studies" (..) Voraussetzung für die Vergabe eines Stipendiums ist die Immatrikulation für die MA-Studiengänge „Museum und Alte Kulturen“, „Ägyptologie mit 120 ECTS“ oder „Museumswissenschaft/Museum Studies“ an der JMU. (..) Deadline: 15.07.2016 info: 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-- * (&) 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 * (&) Eikones (University of Basel) invites applications for the summer school "Iconicity in writing. Practices and constraints", to be held in Basel, 4-9 September 2016. The summer school will concern the Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Chinese writing systems and is intended for advanced and graduate students in any of the relevant fields (Egyptology, Assyriology, Sinology, etc.) as well as, more broadly, students with a marked interest in the cognitive, high-cultural or aesthetic facets of the problem. Familiarity with one complex writing system is an advantage. The courses will be taught in English. Eikones will provide accommodation and lunch. Participants will receive additional information and bibliographies for the different courses after the accepted students have been confirmed. date: 4-9 September 2016. Please send applications as a pdf to email by 30 May 2016. info: URL info: poster - URL info: course description - URL * (&) Swansea University and the South West Wales Classical Association are pleased to announce the second Summer School in Ancient Languages which will take place 17 – 30 July 2016. One- and two-week intensive courses are available in Beginners, Post-Beginners, Intermediate, Intermediate-Advanced, and Advanced Latin and Greek, Beginners and Post-Beginners Hieroglyphs, and Medieval Latin. There are 3 hours of tuition every weekday (2 on Wednesdays), and we have talks, films, and optional trips to sites of historical interest in the Wales on Wednesday afternoons in weekends. We are able to offer part bursaries to participants with low income and students. Discounts are also available for early-bird registration (until end November) and fulltime students. For more information and to register, please go to URL For more information, please contact Dr Evelien Bracke (Summer School Director) at email * (&) "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.] * (&) Friends of the Petrie Museum in Egypt 2016 2 – 12 October 2016 Accompanied by Lucia Gahlin, with guest speakers joining in Egypt. Including a visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo (now that photography is allowed), a 2-day visit to all the open parts of Saqqara, including the most recently opened tomb of Tutankhamun’s wetnurse Maia, then to the sites in Middle Egypt, including a comprehensive 2-day tour of Amarna, and ‘special openings’ of the closed sites of Deir el-Bersha and Antinoopolis. This tour is open to non Friends of the Petrie Museum as well. Anyone joining this tour would be supporting the New Hermopolis Project and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. URL --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * TBA +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- * USA TV: -- National Geographic Channel, June 28,, 2016; 9-10pm "Egypt’s Treasure Guardians" URL URL Some trailers: URL URL --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --SOFTWARE & APPS-- * (&) At the JSesh website, Serge Rosmorduc has announced a new version of the "packtranslit" bundle, with a revised set of keyboards, with explanations, and a revised version of EgyptoSerif fonts. URL --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Some videos of lectures by Prof. Salima Ikram: -- "Animal Mummies", 23 May 2016, Museo Egizio, Turin (1h13) URL -- "Life Away from the Nile: Exploring KKharga Oasis in Egypt's Western Desert", 7 April 2010, AUC, Cairo (1h15) URL -- Other videos may be found on her new website: URL * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --MUSIC & THEATRE-- * TBA +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA +++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- a) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * 4th Annual Mini-Seminar: "Pyramids of Ancient Egypt" Speakers: David O'Connor, Adela Oppenheim, Stephen Harvey. date: June 11, 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 b) ARCE/New York Chapter * 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 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 date: ..., 2015; 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 * "Recent Fieldwork in Ancient Thebes by the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition", by Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman (University of Arizona) date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016; 7:30 p.m. place: Room 294, Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon costs: free and open to the public info: email d) Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU 15 East 84th Street New York, NY * TBA date: .., 2014; 06:00 PM info: URL e) ARCE/Chicago Chapter URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 5:00pm place: LaSalle Bank Room, the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago costs: free and open to the public info: tel. 773-702-1062. f) Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World Brown University, 60 George Street, Providence, RI 02912 * Workshop: "State of the Field 2016: Archaeology of Egypt" A two-day workshop focusing on the ways in which boundaries are being broken in Egyptian archaeology -- temporally, geographically, methodologically, and politically -- and how it can improve, and why it needs to do so. Keynote speaker: Stuart Tyson Smith date: September 23-24, 2016. place: Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Hall Room 108 and List Art Building costs: free and open to the public info: programme at URL URL g) ARCE/ Northwest Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm - 8:30pm place: Gowen Hall 201, University of Washington, Seattle costs: free and open to the public info: URL URL h) ARCE/Northern Texas Chapter URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start place: Fondren Science Building, Room 123, at the Southern Methodist University campus, 3125 Daniel, Dallas, Texas. costs: free to visitors and members (donations at the door welcome) info: email i) ARCE/New Orleans Area Interest Group (ARCE-NOLA) * TBA date: ..., 2015; 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. place: 305 Dinwiddie Hall, Tulane University (New Orleans, US) info: email; URL j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2:30 p.m. place: Room 110, Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley costs: no charge, donations are welcome. info: email k) ARCE/Washington DC Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 p.m place: Benjamin T. Rome Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC cost: $5.00/person info: URL l) Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Overland Park, KS * "Unlocking the Great Pyramid: Khufu Revealed", by Jean-Pierre Houdin date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016; 7 pm place: the Carlsen Center's Polsky Theatre, JCCC info: URL * "Unlocking the Great Pyramid: Khufu Reborn," by Jean-Pierre Houdin date: Thursday, April 28, 2016; 1 p.m. place: the Hudson Auditorium, located in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, JCCC info: URL m) Center for Ancient Studies, New York University * The 2016 Rose-Marie Lewent Conference: "New Yorkers in the Land of The Pharaohs: Fieldwork in Egypt by New York Institutions” The conference will showcase the fieldwork of three New York institutions in Egypt: NYU, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. Speakers from these institutions will present their current research in Egypt, along with their thoughts on the history and future of fieldwork there. date: March 31, 2016 - April 1, 2016 place: NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East (enter at 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place [wheelchair accessible]). costs: free and open to the public. info: URL info: program at URL info: email n) ARCE/New England Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6 p.m. place: Boston University Stone Science Building, Room B50. 675 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 costs: free and open to the public info: URL o) ARCE / Tennessee Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 p.m. place: View Room (350), University Center, University of Memphis costs: free, and open to the public. info: email p) American Research Center in Egypt / Orange Country Chapter URL * TBA date: ..., 2015; 10:00am - 3:30pm PDT place: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 costs: $25 for Non-Members, $15 for ARCE, EEO, Bowers Members & Students info: email info: URL q) ARCE / Arizona Chapter website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5:30 p.m. place: University of Arizona Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd. Tucson, Arizona costs: free and open to all info: URL URL r) The Yale Egyptological Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) at Yale University * "The Mysteries of Nefertiti", by Dr. Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol) date: April 7, 2016; 4pm place: A 60, Watson Centre, 60 Sachem Street, Yale University, New Haven * "Dancing Ostriches" and "Horns of Light". Semiotic Musings on (some) Egyptian Composite Crowns, by Dr. Katja Goebs (University of Toronto) date: April 21, 2016; 5pm place: B60, Watson Centre, 60 Sachem Street, Yale University, New Haven * "Six Seasons of Excavation at the Wadi al-Jarf, Egypt, the Habor of King Khufu on the Read Sea Coast (ca. 2000-2550 BC)," by Dr. Gregory Marouard (University of Chicago) date: April 29, 2016; 5pm place: 17 Hillhouse Avenue, room 5, Yale University, New Haven s) Yale Egyptological Institute and NELC Department at Yale University * Conference: "Ritual Landscape and Performance" The first day is dedicated to the field of Egyptology and Coptic Studies, the second day to ancient and modern Mesopotamia, the ancient Near East, ancient Greece, Meso-America, and ancient China. date: September 23-24, 2016 place: Yale University, Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 211, 320 York Street, New Haven CT, 06511 USA. costs: free and open to the public; please RSVP to email info: preliminary schedule at URL t) - v) Egypt Exploration Organization of Southern California 10535 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5 p.m. info: URL u) American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) URL * ARCE 67th Annual Meeting 2016 date: April 15-17, 2016 place: the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia info: URL --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: .., 2015; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2014; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Monttreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: email URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * Annual Egyptological colloquium: "Statues in contexts: production, meaning and (re)uses" This two-day colloquium will look at how and why Egyptian statues were originally displayed or kept invisible, transported, transformed or buried, with recent research and discoveries providing significant new insights. The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology 2016 will be given by Christian E. Loeben (13 July 2016; 18.00). date: 13-14 July 2016 place: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum costs: tickets £50; members/concessions £35 info: URL info: the programme is now up at URL info: the abstracts are now up at URL b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * "Mama's Boy: Mother and Son in Private Tombs Decoration", by Violaine Chauvet date: Friday 18th March 2016; 18.30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1. costs: open to all info: email c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * Conference: "Current British Archaeology in Egypt" The directors of sixteen of projects will present the results of their work. date: Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th July 2016 place: The Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH info: programme at URL * TBA date: ... 2015 place: The Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG info: programme at URL * TBA date: ..... 2014; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm place: EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG costs: members GBP 10 (students GBP 5), non-members GBP 12 (students GBP 6) info: URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * "It's in there! What CT scans can tell us about a mummy", by Dr Robert Loynes (University of Manchester) date: 26 April 2016; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 * University of Bristol Amelia Edwards Memorial Lecture: "Pharaohs, princesses, priests, and robbers: recent research in the Valley of the Kings", by Prof. Susanne Bickel (University of Basel) date: 5 May 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 * "Exodus – Myth or History?", by David Rohl date: 14 June 2016; 18:45 place: Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, BS8 1SS e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * "Reflections on the Nile: some results from the Theban Harbours & Waterscapes Survey", by Dr Kris Strutt date: 18th June 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 * Study Day: "The Temples of Thebes", with Aidan Dodson date: Saturday 16th July 2016; TBA place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: TBA info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Wales, Swansea * "Snakes Alive!", by Linda Steynor date: Wednesday 18th May 2016; 7.00pm place: 'Fulton House 2' Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, £3.00 non-members info: phone 01792 295960 info: [PDF] URL g) - h) Birmingham Egyptology * 3rd Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Ancient Egypt: Looking Out and Looking In" date: 19th February 2016 place: Garfield Weston Room of the ERI Building, University of Birmingham info: URL info: the full programme and abstracts are at URL i) Kemet Klub * TBA date: ... 2015; 10:00-16:30 place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR costs: £31.67 info: booking with email j) TBA * 1st International Conference on Birds in Ancient Egypt date: 3 - 6 April 2017 place: TBA, Swansea info: email k) The British Association of Near Eastern Archaeologists URL * The 2016 BANEA Conference: "Land, Sea and Sky in the Near East, from the earliest human occupation to the twenty-first century" Deadline for panels/workshops is 30th June 2015, deadline for individual papers is 31st October 2015. date: 6-8 January 2016. place: The School of Archaeology History, and Anthropology and the School of Classics, Lampeter (University of Wales Trinity Saint David) info: URL ---BANEA South-East/The London Centre foor the Ancient Near East--- URL * TBA date: .., 2014: 18.00 place: Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, London WC1. info: email l) Essex Egyptology Group * TBA date: ..., 2014; 3pm place: Spring Lodge Community Centre, Witham, Essex info: email m) Leicestershire Ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 1:30 for a 2pm start place: Lord Mayors Room, New Walk Museum, Leicester info: email n) - o) Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge * Seminar: "The Coffin Workshop" date: 4-6 April 2016 place: Fitzwilliam Museum * Conference: "Ancient Egyptian Coffins, past - present - future" Abstracts of papers are invited before 11 December 2015. date: 7–9 April 2016 place: Judge Business School, University of Cambridge info: email info: URL p) Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project 2K * Conference: "Demon Things: Ancient Egyptian Manifestations of Liminal Entities" date: 21-24 March 2016 place: Swansea University and The Egypt Centre, Wales info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL The call for papers is open now until May 1 [was: March 1], 2015. info: general programme at URL info: abstracts of papers at URL q) Egyptian Society Taunton * TBA date: ... 2015; 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) * "Presenting Ancient Egypt – The creation of the Secret Egypt: 'Unravelling Truth From Myth' Exhibition", by Chris Kirby: date: Wednesday 11th May 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 * "Exodus: Myth or History?" (double lecture) by David Rohl date: Saturday 11th June 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 * "The Iconography and Ideology of Nefertiti and the Amarna royal women", by Lucia Gahlin date: 4 June 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) * Study Day: "Puzzles at Amarna: Discarding the idea of Amarna religion; stunted lives; Nefertiti’s fate." by Prof. Barry Kemp date: Saturday, July 16th, 2016; 10.00am-4.30pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ costs: £30 info: programme and booking form at URL u) University of Birmingham Edgbaston campus Birmingham B15 2TT * Conference: "Tea with the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt & the Modern Imagination" The meeting encourages discussions of ancient Egypt as imagined by ‘Western civilisation’ from Napoleon’s invasion until the millennium. Abstracts for papers, on any aspect of ancient Egypt in the modern cultural imagination, are invited by 31 May 2016. date: 23-24 September 2016 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 --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 15:00 place: Leemanszaal, National Museum of Antiquities (RMO), Rapenburg 28, Leiden. info: email b) - 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 * "Research and restoration of the golden mask of Tutankhamun", by Dr. Christian Eckmann date: 19 June 2016; 16:00 place: Tempelzaal, RMO, Leiden costs: EUR 5, to be booked in advance at URL e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) - b) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim * International Conference on Comparative Mummy Studies date: 7-9 April 2016 costs: EUR 60 (students EUR 30); registration before March 31, 2016 info: conference programme at URL c) - d) Freundeskreis Ägyptologie e.V.: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:30 place: Philosophicum, Hörsaal P 1, Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz e) - f) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA date: ..., 2014, 6:30 pm place: Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, room: 121 g) - h) Institut für Ägyptologie und Altorientalistik Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, D 55099 Mainz * TBA i) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:30 costs: EUR 2,50 / 2; Mitglieder des Fördervereins have free entry. info: URL j) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA k) Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie Universität zu Köln Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Köln * TBA l) Uschebtie e.V. Der Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Seminars für Ägyptologie der Universität Köln URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 19:30 Uhr place: Hörsaalgebaäude, Hörsaal D, Universität Köln info: email m) - n) Förderverein für Ägyptologie und Koptische Studien e.V. Hiddestorfer Str. 3, 30952 Ronnenberg URL * TBA o) Excellence Cluster TOPOI Humboldt University Berlin * Conference: "'Scholars, Priests and Temples - Babylonian and Egyptian Science in Context'" The conference will bring together specialists in Late Babylonian, Late Egyptian and Egyptian Graeco-Roman science as well as experts in the temple institutions and the social and institutional contexts in which scholarship was practiced. date: 12-14 May 2016 place: Topoi Building Mitte, Room 1.03, Hannoversche Straße 6, 10099 Berlin info: programme at URL p) Ägyptisches Museum "Georg Steindorff" der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig * TBA date: ... 2015; 18:15 place: Hörsaal 8, Hörsaalgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, Leipzig info: email --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * "Quotes and Uses of Middle Kingdom Art during the Thutmosid Period", by Dimitri Laboury date: 31 March 2016; doors open at 17:30 for a 18:00 start info: abstract at URL info: email b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * "The Mysteries of Nefertiti", by Dr Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol) date: Tuesday 5 January 2016; 6:00 pm place: Garden Room, British Council, 192 Sharia El-Nil, Agouza-Cairo. info: URL info: email c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * TBA date: ... 2015; 18h00 info: URL d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2015; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) The t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology * TBA date: ... 2015; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * "Latest Discoveries in the New Kingdom Saqqara Necropolis [lecture in Arabic]", by Dr Ola E Augizy date: Monday, March 14th [was: 16th], 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 * "Our Pots tells Stories [lecture in Arabic]", by Dr Eman El Said date: Monday, April 11th, 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 * "Ancestor Worship in Deir El Madina [lecture in Arabic]", by Dr Yasmine El Shazly date: Monday, May 9th, 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: ... 2015; 18:00 - 20:00 h) Writing and Scripts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina 21526 El Chatby, Alexandria * TBA date: ... 2014; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2014; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email j) Graduate Annual Research Discussions on Egypt and Nubia * Conference: "GARDEN III" MA and beginning to mid-completion PhD students involved in the study of Egypt and Sudan from the Prehistoric Period through the 15th century AD are invited to participate via a 10-15 min talk (abstracts are invited before January 30th, 2016). Main focus should be on the methodological approach of the research and not necessarily on the content itself. date: February 27th, 2016 place: Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek info: email k) - l) South Asasif Conservation Project * Conference: "Thebes in the first millenium B.C." date: September 25–29, 2016 place: Mummification Museum, Luxor info: URL m) Research Centre in Cairo Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw 11 Mahalla st., Cairo –Heliopolis, Egypt * "The baths of Marina el-Alamein", by Prof. Dr Rafal Czerner date: 2 June 2016; 7 p.m. info: email --ITALY-- a) Museo Egizio * Conference: "Archaeology in the Theban Necropolis" Speakers: Christian Greco, Marilina Betró and José Manuel Galán. date: 6th of June, 2016; 9:30 - 13:00 place: Museo Egizio, Sala Conferenze, Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 – Torino info: email info: programme at URL b) - c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2014; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) Associazione Culturale "MUMMY PROJECT" URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:00 place: Libreria Labirinto, via Benvenuto Sangiorgio, 4, Casale Monferrato info: email --FRANCE-- a) Rencontres Egyptologiques de Strasbourg website * TBA date: ... 2014; 18h45 place: Maison des Associations, 1A place des Orphelins 67000 Strasbourg costs: non-members EUR 6 (students EUR 3) info: email b) l'Association Égyptologique du Gard URL * TBA date: ...2014; 20:00 place: Centre Pablo Néruda, 30000 Nîmes costs: free c) Association d'Egyptologie ISIS * TBA date: ... 2015; 14 h 30 place: Auditorium du Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, 12, rue Voltaire, Nantes costs: open to all; adults EUR 12, students EUR 5 info: URL d) Project “Momies Animales et Humaines EgyptienneS” (MAHES) * 1st International Symposium on Animals in Ancient Egypt (ISAAE 2016) Abstracts of papers and posters are invited before 10 January 2016. date: June 1-3, 2016 place: Musée des Confluences, Lyon info: URL info: programme with abstracts of papers at URL e) Bibliothèque nationale de France * Cycle: "Archéologie en Egypte: de la fouille à l'écriture de l'Histoire" en partenariat avec l'Université Paris Sorbonne Lecture 4: Claire Somaglino - "Sur la route du cuivre et de la turquoise: le site d'Ayn Sokhna dans le golfe de Suez" date: wednesday, 30 March 2016; 6:30 PM place: quai François Mauriac 75013 Paris costs: free and open to the public (please book by calling 01 53 79 49 49 or e-mailing to visites@bnf.fr) info: URL f) Musée du Louvre 75058 Paris * "24h avec... Champollion" Series of lectures, workshops, films, and concerts surrounding the life and work of Jean-François Champollion. date: 18-19 June 2016 place: l’auditorium du Louvre info: programme at URL --PORTUGAL-- a) Gate of the Priests Project & Center of Classical and Humanistic Studies of the University of Coimbra & Center of History of the University of Lisbon * Colloquium: "Bab el-Gasus in Context: Egyptian Funerary Culture during the 21st Dynasty" Abstracts of papers are invited before April 30, 2016. date: September 19-20, 2016 place: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Av. de Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisboa info: email info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL --BELGIUM-- a) KU Leuven * Conference: “Two Sides of the Same Coin - Dispute Resolution in Greco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt” date: 29 June 2016 - 1 July 2016 place: Faculty of Arts / Erasmushuis, Blijde-Inkomststraat 21 3000 Leuven info: programme at URL b) Department of Egyptology of the University of Liège * "Les carrières d'albâtre égyptien à Hatnoub : nouveaux textes issus d'un ancien site", by Roland Enmarch (University of Liverpool) date: May 31st, 2016; 18:00 place: Salle Lumière, l'Université de Liège, Place du XX août, 7 (Bât. A1), 4000 Liège info: URL --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 c) International Congress of Papyrology * 28th International Congress of Papyrology date: 1–6 August 2016 place: University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona info: email info: URL d) La Termica Avenida de Los Guindos, 48, 29004 Malaga * I Jornada de Egiptologia de Malaga: "Proyecto Visir Amen-Hotep Huy Campañas 2009-2015," by Dr. Francisco Martin-Valentin date: 21 April 2016; 19:30 place: Sala Canillas de Albaida, Salón de actos, La Termica costs: free info: email e) University of Jaén (Andalusia, Spain) * Middle Kingdom Workshop: “‘Palace culture and its echoes in the provinces in Middle Kingdom Egypt" The conference will bring together specialists on Middle Kingdom history, archaeology, administration, religion, art, and language as well as directors of some of the current archaeological, epigraphic, and conservation expeditions working at Middle Kingdom sites in Egypt. Speakers to include Irene Forstner-Müller, Harco Willems, Alejandro Jiménez, Bettina Bader, Cornelius von Pilgrim, Luisa García, Jose Alba, Myriam Seco, Yolanda de la Torre, Javier Martínez, Gianluca Miniaci, Wolfram Grajetzki, Adela Oppenheim, Martina Bardonova, Danijela Stefanovic, and Antonio Morales. Organised by: Proyecto Qubbet el-Hawa, Diputación de Jaén, and Universidad de Jaén. supported by: Universidad de Jaén, Diputación de Jaén, and Facultad de Humanidades y CC.EE. date: 2-3 June 2016 place: Universidad de Jaén, Campus Las Lagunillas, Building Zabaleta (D1), Salón de Grados. Info: programme at URL f) Asociación Universitaria de Mayores de Alcalá AUDEMA * "Presentación de la Mision Arqueológica Española en Luxor: Proyecto Visir Amen-Hotep Huy - Campañas 2009-2015", by Dr Francisco Martín Valentín date: 25 May 2016; 11:30 place: Santa María la Rica Plz. Santa María la Rica, 2, Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) info: email --AUSTRALIA-- a) Monash University * Fourth Australasian Egyptology Conference Abstracts must be submitted before 30 June 2016. date: 16–18 September, 2016 place: Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 900 Dandenong Road Caulfield East, Victoria 3145 info: URL --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 b) Universität Wien Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät Institut für Ägyptologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, A-1190 Wien * 48. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz (SÄK) 2016: "Ägypten. Heute. Zur Zukunft der Vergangenheit" date: 15-17 July 2016 info: URL 1. Rundbrief, 21.10.2015: URL Anmeldeformular: URL info: "2. Rundbrief" and "2. Anmeldeformular" are now available at URL info: preliminary programme at URL c) Institut für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie (OREA) Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna * 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (10ICAANE) Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 June 2015. Egyptian Archaeology is among the focus themes. date: 25–29 April 2016 info: <10icaane@oeaw.ac.at> info: 1st circular at URL info: 3rd circular is now up at URL d) Egypt and Austria Society * Conference "Egypt and Austria XI: In Search of the Orient" Deadline for submission of abstracts is 1st of March 2016. place: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien date: 20 - 24 September 2016 info: email info: URL --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 * 12th International Conference for Meroitic Studies Abstracts of papers are invited before December 31, 2015. date: 5-9 September, 2016. place: The National Museum, Vinohradská 1, 110 00 Praha 1 info: First Circular at URL --POLAND-- a) Current Research in Egyptology * CRE XVII 2016 Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 November 2015. date: 4-7 May 2016 place: Kraków info: first circular at URL info: email --PERU-- a) World Mummy Congress * 9th World Congress of Mummy Studies Proposals for panel sessions are invited before 15 September 2015, after which paper proposals will be invited until 15 December 2015. date: 27-30 July 2016 place: Lima, Peru info: email info: URL --CROATIA-- a) - +++ (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) - b) Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University 2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705 URL * "The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light" date: August 27, 2015 - September 18, 2016 [was: till February 12], 2016 info: URL "(..) Eight new galleries will be dedicated to specific collection areas highlighting many of the museum’s masterworks while illustrating a history of human creativity. /The Ancient World/ covers a broad geographical and chronological reach, featuring works from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures. (..)" c) 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 * "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" date: July 24, 2013 - longterm installation The exhibition explores the role of felines in everyday ancient Egyptian life, religion, mythology, and kingship. Among the ca. 30 objects are a gold-gilded statue of a Leonine Goddess from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, a large wooden statue of a cat, a selection of bronze and stone depictions of felines, and furniture and luxury items decorated with feline features. info: URL info: press reports at URL "(..) It will feature some 30 objects from the museum's permanent collection, like a gilded sculpture of a lion-headed goddess from between 770-412 BCE that has never been on public view before since it entered the museum's holdings in 1937. Other fine art felines on view will include a bronze sphinx sculpture of King Sheshenq from between 945-718 BCE, and an adorable-sounding cast bronze sculpture of a mother cat with four kittens nursing from ca. 666-30 BCE. (..)" With photo of a Greco-Roman cat statue. URL [For the statue of mother cat and kittens, see URL ] info: source - URL info: source - URL (PDF) info: press report at URL info: press reports at URL With large photo of the god Tutu as sphinx. URL (NY Times) With several photos of displays. info: press report at URL With photo of "Cat with Kittens" statue. info: press report at URL Interview with curator Yekaterina Barbash, and with some very nice photos of objects. info: press report at URL (FT) info: press report at URL info: English press report at URL f) Dallas Museum of Art 1717 North Harwood, Dallas TX 75201 URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: October 9, 2016 - January 8, 2017 The exhibition explores the role of felines in everyday ancient Egyptian life, religion, mythology, and kingship. Among the ca. 80 objects are a gold-gilded statue of a Leonine Goddess from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, a large wooden statue of a cat, a selection of bronze and stone depictions of felines, and furniture and luxury items decorated with feline features. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - ?) and the Cincinnati Art Museum (June 18, 2016 - September 11, 2016). info: URL 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. k) Bowers Museum 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 URL * "Mystery from the Tomb: The Face beneath the Mask" date: December 8, 2015 - TBA This exhibition explores a hidden phenomenon right inside of an Egyptian mummy mask: the distinct impression of a human face. info: URL * “Mummies of the World” date: March 19, 2016 - September 5, 2016 The travelling exhibition with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 95 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. Most recently it was at the Maryland Science Center (September 28, 2013 - January 20, 2014), the Buffalo Museum of Science (April 12, 2014 - September 21, 2014), the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal (November 26, 2014 - April 26, 2015), the Orlando Science Center (June 13, 2015 - November 29, 2015), and the Leonardo, Salt Lake City (December 18, 2015 - March 6, 2016). info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL URL l) University Museum, San Francisco State University c/o Museum Studies Program, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 * Opening of the Global Museum (incl. reopening the Sutro Egyptian collection) date: Fall 2016 [was: Spring 2016; was: Fall 2015] - ongoing info: URL info: press reports at URL "The Sutro Egyptian and Treganza collection will be moved as part of the University Museum’s relocation into the Fine Arts building next semester for specialized care and greater student accessibility. (..) The Museum Studies gallery is [currently] located on the fifth floor of the Humanities building which, according to Museum Studies Professor and Director Edward Luby, has been inaccessible to students and local families who want to visit the museum. (..)" URL "The University Museum’s plan to move two collections into the Fine Arts Building this spring have been postponed until fall 2015, allowing artifacts to be temporarily loaned to other museums and galleries until the grand opening. The Treganza and Sutro Egyptian collections were originally scheduled for a spring 2015 move into FA 203. (..) The Sutro Egyptian collection, which is currently housed in the fifth floor of the Humanities Building at the University Museum, has no plans to reopen before the move but a few items will be loaned to the San Francisco International Airport Museum (..)" info: online database of the Sutro Collection of Egyptian Antiquities that includes ca. 700 objects (incl. two intact mummies) - URL m) Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art Visual Arts Center California State University San Bernardino 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 * Re-opening of Ancient Egyptian galleries (now closed for renovations) date: early 2016 [was: Fall 2015] - ongoing info: URL info: URL n) Embassy of Italy - Auditorium 3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 * "1906 - 2016, the discovery of the Tomb of Kha" date: May 25, 2016 - June 24, 2016 [NB: by appointment only] A photo exhibition with a selection of rare photographs by Ernesto Schiaparelli. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL URL o) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Avenue of the Arts 465 Hurlington Street, Boston, MA 02115 URL * "Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia" date: 19 July 2014 - 14 May 2017 Exhibition of more than 100 pieces of jewellery from ancient Nubia (1700 BC to 300 AD). info: URL info: English press report at URL With picture gallery. info: English press report at URL "In this exclusive interview, James Blake Wiener of Ancient HistoryEncyclopedia (AHE) speaks to Ms. Denise Doxey, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, about the history, artistry, and splendor of ancient Nubian jewelry. (..)" With several nice photos of Nubian jewelry. p) Worcester Art Museum 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609 URL * “Meow: A Cat-Inspired Exhibition -- The Captivating Cat: Felines and the Artist's Gaze" date: May 21, 2016 - September 4, 2016 Exhibition of over 70 works (prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures) about cats from WAM's permanent collection, including an Ancient Egyptian cat sculpture. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press reports at URL With photo of a dyn. 11 cat's head. URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Among cats that are always on view is one in the Egyptian Gallery — a statue of the goddess Bastet from the Saite Dynasty of 663 to 525 BC. (...)" info: English blog report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL q) Putnam Museum 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA 52804 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: March 5, 2016 - September 5 [was: TBA], 2016 The travelling exhibition with more than 1,000 reproductions of artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Earlier at Kansas City’s Union Station (April 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014) and San Diego Natural History Museum (October 11, 2014 - April 26, 2015), currently at Grand Rapids Public Museum (May 16, 2015 - January 31, 2016). info: URL info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL With a video. URL URL With two videos. URL info: English press report at URL r) Science Museum of Minnesota 120 W. Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102 URL * “Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs” date: February 19, 2016 - September 5, 2016 Exhibition with over 20 mummies from Peru and Egypt, plus dozens of other artifacts (decorated coffins, sarcophaguses, mummification tools, and animal mummies), 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 18, 2015 - January 18, 2016); will travel to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (October 6, 2016 – February 5, 2017) and The Field Museum, Chicago (February 24, 2018 – January 2019) info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) "What makes the ‘Mummies’ exhibition really unique is the juxtaposition of these ancient specimens with the modern technology that allows us to decode them and get a glimpse of what life may have been like in these amazing ancient societies,” said Mike Day, senior vice president of the Science Museum. (..)" info: English press report at URL s) Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 URL * "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" date: June 18, 2016 - September 11, 2016 The exhibition explores the role of cats, lions and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship and everyday life through approximately 80 different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s Egyptian collection. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - TBA). info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL Has an audio [8:54] of a radio interview with curator Julie Aronson. info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The exhibition features thematic sections devoted to representations of small and large cats, feline-headed goddesses associated with the sun, sphinxes and other male protective deities, amulets and objects of daily life in feline form and ornamentation. Interactive activities will make this an event for all to enjoy. So as not to deprive dog lovers, the exhibition also includes a small section on these faithful creatures who have been serving a protective role for their owners for centuries. (..)" 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) Cantor Arts Center 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305-5060 URL * “An Oasis in Glass” date: April 13, 2016 – August 8, 2016 This exhibition showcases 4th-century mosaics, beads, flasks, and other glass objects created during the Roman occupation of Syria and Egypt. info: URL v) The Bancroft Library University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000 * "The Papyrus in the Crocodile: 150 Years of Exploration, Excavation, Collection, and Stewardship at Berkeley” date: May 4, 2016 - July 29, 2016 Exhibition, curated by students, with objects (covering many eras and regions) from several UC Berkeley collections, including some ancient Egyptian artefacts (notably a mummified crocodile from Tebtunis, painted funerary portraits, and Tebtunis papyri). info: URL info: URL With photos of objects. info: press release at URL "(..) A mummified crocodile from the ancient Egyptian necropolis of the Tebtunis area, found with those stuffed with literary texts and daily records written on papyrus that give a sense of daily life in the 2nd century. These creatures, offerings to the god Sobek, were uncovered along with their invaluable documents during a Phoebe Hearst-underwritten excavation. (..)" w) The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 URL * Closed for renovation date: July 1, 2012 - TBA, 2016 [was: Fall 2015] info: URL x) McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-3200 URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” [was: TBA] date: February 3, 2017 – April 3, 2017 [was: TBA, 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 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) - za) Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology 315 Art and Communication Bldg. The University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38152-3140 URL * “Reopening Egyptian Gallery” date: April 9, 2016 - Ongoing info: URL Collection: URL 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: Images of the Afterlife" / "Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs" date: October 6, 2016 – February 5, 2017 [was: Fall 2016] Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016). info: source - URL info: source - URL info: URL zd) The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: February 24, 2018 – January 2019 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016) and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Fall 2016). info: URL ze) Art Institute of Chicago 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603 * "A Portrait of Antinous, in Two Parts" date: April 2, 2016 - August 28, 2016 The exhibition features a recent uniting of two parts (one in Chicago and the other in Rome) of a bust of Antinous, the favorite of Roman Emperor Hadrian, who drowned in the Nile and was deified. info: URL With a video (7min35) showing the reconstruction of the original statue by combining the two parts. info: URL "Director of the Epigraphic Survey Ray Johnson was instrumental in identifying a match between a portrait of Antinous in Chicago and a bust in Rome. The results are features in a video by the Art Institute of Chicago "A Portrait of Antinous in 2 Parts. (..)" info: blog report at URL About the rise and decline of the Antinous constellation. zf) Museum of Fine Arts Eunice and Julian Cohen Galleria (Gallery 265) Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5523 * “Sean Townley: 7 Diadems/Red Ankhhafs” date: April 16, 2016 – July 31, 2016 Sculptor Sean Townley created modern artwork based on the OK bust of Prince Ankhhaf (in the MFA Boston). info: URL With a photo. info: URL "(..) Responding to the threat of German invasion during World War II, the MFA created copies of one of the most valuable objects in its collection—the Egyptian painted limestone bust of Prince Ankhhaf. One of the decoys was displayed temporarily in place of the actual masterpiece, and the mold used to create the duplicates was placed in storage as part of the Museum’s historical record. Late last year, Townley created his own cast using the vintage mold, and subsequently cast copies in aluminum. By utilizing the MFA conservators’ reproductive tools, Townley highlights the Museum’s ability to self-produce using technologies associated with sculpture, which now include 3-D scans and printing, as well as traditional casting techniques. Townley sees his original artwork, /Red Akhhafs/, as continuing the work of the ancient Egyptian artist, as well as the work of the Museum, ensuring that the sculpture “continues to happen now.” " --CANADA-- a) - b) Grey Roots Museum and Archive 102599 Grey Road 18, RR 4, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6 URL * “Tutankhamun: Wonderful things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” date: May 07, 2016 - October 29, 2016 Travelling exhibition that features 124 replicas of items from Tutankhamun's tomb. It has been at many North-American venues since 1996, e.g. recently at the Science Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke (June 14, 2014 - January 4, 2015). info: URL info: URL Exhibition catalogue available at URL c) - d) Discovery North Bay Museum 100 Ferguson Street, North Bay, Ontario P1B 1W8 * “Egypt: Gift of the Nile” date: April 9, 2016 - August 10, 2016 Travelling exhibition with 68 artefacts from the Royal Ontario Museum, including jewelry, carvings, writing implements, fabric and more; it also includes a full-sized replica sarcophagus. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL e) Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre 1086 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Oakville, Ontario L6H 7B2 URL * "Amice Calverley: A Legend and Legacy" date: November 7, 2016 - January 3, 2016 The exhibition explores life and art of Oakville Egyptologist Amice Calverley. info: URL info: English press report at URL --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds" [was: “Egypt’s Sunken Treasures”] date: 19 May 2016 – 27 November 2016 [was: 15 November 2016 - 15 March 2017] The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, complemented by artefacts from the British Museum. Earlier at the Arab World Institute in Paris (8 September 2015 - 31 January 2016; "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte"). info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL "(..) Artefacts from various sites across the Delta, drawn from the museum’s collection, will also be displayed – most notably from Naukratis (..)" With many photos of artefacts. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL URL with slideshow info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "Prime Minister Sherif Ismail approved Monday the travel of 293 artifacts to the United Kingdom, (..) they include 23 artifacts from the Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria and 12 artifacts from the museum at the Alexandria Bibliotheca. They also include 209 artifacts from the Land Museum of Alexandria, 18 pieces from the Egyptian Museum and 31 pieces from the National Museum of Alexandria. (..)" [The dates given in this report differ from the ones at the BM website. AKE] info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With an audio report (6 min). info: English press report at URL "Part of the ceiling of the British Museum’s new exhibition space has had to be dismantled to allow the safe installation of three colossal Egyptian granite statues, which were recovered in 2001 from the water where they lay for more than 2,000 years since a wealthy harbour city was destroyed by earthquake and rising sea levels. The pink granite statue of Hapy, a personification of the Nile flood that was crucial for the country’s fertility and wealth, weighs more than six tonnes and stands 5.4 metres, the tallest object ever to come to the museum on loan, and the tallest ever discovered of an Egyptian god. (..) [The other two statues are of] Ptolemy II and his sister and queen Arsinoe – together weighing almost 20 tonnes. (..)" With photos. info: English press report at URL "The British Museum has welcomed three giant statues depicting the Egyptian god Hapy, King Ptolemy II and his sister Queen Arsinoe, as part of an international exhibition tour. (...)" With photos. info: English press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: English press reports at URL About Franck Goddio's discoveries. URL Idem, with picture gallery. info: English press reports at URL With two slideshows. URL URL With many photos and a video. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: English press reports at URL With a video and slideshow. URL How a statue of Hapy travelled from the ocean floor to the BM. URL URL With photos of objects. URL URL URL URL With a video of a 3D recreation of Naukratis and a video of archaeological work in Abu Qir Bay. URL URL With a slideshow. URL URL With large photos of objects. info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL With photos. URL With video of a TV report. URL With several photos. URL URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: English press reports at URL Lists the exhibition's five sections. URL info: French press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL URL URL URL With link to a TV report: URL URL info: English blog report, with a review, at URL info: French press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL A review by Garry Shaw. URL URL With a video of a TV report. b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London, Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * “Akhenaten: Heretic, Visionary and Icon” date: 23 [was: 16] February 2016 – 30 June 2016 Exhibition with objects in the Petrie Museum’s collection from Amarna. info: URL info: URL [Here an end date of 27 August 2016 is given, likely in error.] c) - 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) National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP URL * "Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology" date: 26 January 2016 – 30 October 2016 The exhibition features some of the great archaeological discoveries from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, Pre-Columbian America and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and looks at some of the characters [e.g., Giovanni Belzoni and Flinders Petrie] and stories behind their discovery. An Egyptian mummy is among the artefacts. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL f) Corinium Museum Park Street, Cirencester GL7 2BX, URL * "A Greek in Egypt: the hunter from Naukratis" date: 28 May 2016 – 17 July 2016 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. info: URL info: English press report at URL g) - h) Touchstones Rochdale Heritage Gallery Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale, Lancs, OL16 1AQ URL * “Jarred: Ceramics from the collection” date: 23 May 2015 - 1 October 2016 [prolongation; was: till 9 April 2016] Exhibition of ceramics, from 4000BC to the present day, ranging from Ancient Roman and ancient Egyptian pottery to Chinese and English porcelain. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL 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 - TBA, 2018 info: URL l) Torquay Museum 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1HG URL * “Claws! The Human History of Cats” date: February 12, 2016 - September 4, 2016 The exhibition explores the relationship of cats and humans from distant prehistory until the present day, including cats in Ancient Egypt (cat mummies), Myth and Magic and Man eaters. info: URL info: English press report at URL m) - n) - o) Salisbury Museum The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EN URL * "Writing for Eternity: Decoding Ancient Egypt" date: 21 May 2016 - 3 September 2016 The exhibition explores the role of the scribe in Egyptian culture, the history of writing for the afterlife and how the Ancient Egyptians wrote letters, read poetry, negotiated business deals and documented their daily lives. Artefacts on loan from the British Museum range for pieces of jewellery, scribe’s pens, and parchment, to stone tablets, and sculptures. Besides hieroglyphic scripts also Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Nubian, and cuneiform scripts will be represented. Earlier in Wrexham County Borough Museum (20 June 2015 - 5 September 2015) and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust, Carlisle (12 March 2016 - 8 May 2016); later will go to Abergavenny Museum (September 16, 2016 – January 10, 2017) info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL p) Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG URL * “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” date: 14 May 2016 - 4 September 2016 [was: May 2016 - August 2016] Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. Earlier venue was Manchester Museum (8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016), and the exhibition will travel to World Museum, Liverpool (October 14, 2016 – February 26, 2017). info: URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL "(..) There will be over 60 animal mummies on display including cats, dogs, crocodiles, falcons, fish, jackals and even a shrew. (..) “There is also an interactive smell facility in the exhibition as people often ask what mummies would have smelled like. “This will allow people to smell the incense they used, which masked the smell of a dead animal, pine resin, frankincense, beeswax and honey which act as preservatives and antibacterials as well as make mummies waterproof to stop them rotting.” The exhibition is based on research carried out by the University of Manchester which will bring together highlights from Glasgow’s archaeological collection, displayed alongside rarely seen animal mummies from Manchester Museum. It will also include cultural artefacts such as stone sculpture and bronze statuettes alongside 19th century art. " info: English press report at URL "(..) will feature over 60 animal mummies (..). From bound crocodiles, entombed cats, mummified jackals and completely uncovered birds the exhibition will explore how imaging technology, such as CT scans and x-rays, reveals the contents of animal mummies and enhances our understanding of this period. (..)" URL URL With a brief video of the unpacking of a crocodile mummy. URL "(..) brings together highlights from Glasgow’s archaeological collection alongside rarely seen pieces from Manchester Museum including stone sculpture, bronze statuettes and 19th-century artworks. There is a gilded ibis mummy case from the Ptolemaic period on loan from the Burrell Collection and an ibis mummy from Perth Museum and Art Gallery that Price describes as having been somewhat “pimped” decoratively in more modern times. (..) A series of “smell pots” allow visitors to get a whiff of what is a distinct and unforgettable aroma. They have a strange, exotic and musky scent. (..)" With a slideshow. q) World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN URL * Closure of the Ancient Egypt galleries date: 7 September 2015 - September 2016 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 r) Abergavenny Museum Lower Castle St, Abergavenny NP7 5EE URL * “Writing for Eternity: decoding Ancient Egypt” date: 16 September 2016 – 10 January 2017 The exhibition explores the role of the scribe in Egyptian culture, the history of writing for the afterlife and how the Ancient Egyptians wrote letters, read poetry, negotiated business deals and documented their daily lives. Artefacts on loan from the British Museum range for pieces of jewellery, scribe’s pens, and parchment, to stone tablets, and sculptures. Besides hieroglyphic scripts also Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Nubian, and cuneiform scripts will be represented. Earlier in Wrexham County Borough Museum (20 June 2015 - 5 September 2015) and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust, Carlisle (12 March 2016 - 8 May 2016), Salisbury Museum (21 May 2016 - 3 September 2016). info: source - URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Allard Pierson Museum Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam URL * "Ontmoetingen met de Orient" [was: "Het Petrie Perspectief"] date: 24 June 2016 - 18 September 2016 [was: TBA, 2016] The exhibition about the system employed by William Flinders Petrie to distribute ancient Egyptian artefacts from his excavations accross museums worldwide, has now become part of a set of three exhibitions with an Oriental theme (Oriental language studies in 17th c. Netherlands; Petrie's distribution system; Emilie Haspels, first female director of the Allard Pierson Museum). info: URL info: URL Information about the Petrie Perspectief project. b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * Closure of the Ancient Egyptian Galleries date: 11 May 2015 - October 2016 info: URL URL * "Egypte, land van onsterfelijkheid" [Egypt, Land of Immortality] date: 1 April 2016 - 2 October 2016 [was: 15/18 April 2016 - 4 September 2016] Temporary display in another part of the Museum, with 150 artefacts from the RMO collection, plus loans from other museums. info: URL info: URL info: URL info: URL "(..) De ruim 150 objecten in de tentoonstelling komen allemaal uit de eigen museumcollectie, waarbij sommige nooit eerder voor publiek waren te zien. (..)" (in English) URL info: Dutch blog report at URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: Dutch press report at URL * “Nefertari” date: autumn 2016 info: source - verslag Algemene Leden Vergadering RoMeO d.d. 12-3-16, mededeling directeur RMO: * Reopening of the Ancient Egyptian Galleries date: 14 October 2016 info: source - verslag Algemene Leden Vergadering RoMeO d.d. 12-3-16 info: URL c) Afrikamuseum Postweg 6, Berg en Dal URL * “Mythische Dieren” date: 29 April 2016 - end of October 2016 Exhibition about the role of animals in the myths and religions of cultures worldwide, including ancient Egypt (the displays will include canopic jars, cat mummies, etc). info: URL URL --GERMANY-- a) Ägyptisches Museum Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn * “Pläne, Karten und Landkarten Ägyptens” date: 18 November 2015 - 3 July 2016 [prolongation; was: till 14 February 2016] Exhibition with modern (1800-1940 AD) and ancient (2000-1050 BC) maps and plans of Egypt. 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) Heinrich Schliemann-Institut für Altertumswissenschaften Schwaansche Str. 3, 18055 Rostock URL * Re-opening of the archaeological collection date: June 2, 2016 - ongoing info: URL Invitation for the opening ceremony: 1 p. - pdf-file (5 MB) URL info: German press report at URL "Vom ägyptischen Totenkult bis zur römischen Münzprägung: Am 2. Juni feiert das Heinrich-Schliemann-Institut für Altertumswissenschaften die Neueröffnung der Archäologischen Sammlung – eine Veranstaltung, die jedoch nicht öffentlich sein wird. Bei dieser werden zum ersten Mal ägyptische Särge und Mumienmasken gezeigt, deren langwierige Restaurierung kürzlich abgeschlossen werden konnte. Dabei handelt es sich um Funde aus den Ausgrabungen von Abusir el Meleq, die 1906 als Schenkung der Deutschen Orientgesellschaft Berlin an die Rostocker Universität kamen. Dieser aus wertvollen Grabbeigaben zusammengesetzte Bestand fand bisher wenig Beachtung, obwohl er der einzige seiner Art in MV [Mecklenburg-Vorpommern] ist. (...) Die Sammlung soll künftig einmal wöchentlich für zwei Stunden besichtigt werden können. " Includes a slideshow. info: German press reports at URL URL "Drei hölzerne ägyptische Särge und drei Mumienmasken sind die „Stars“ der neu gestalteten Ausstellung des Heinrich-Schliemann- Instituts für Altertumswissenschaften an der Universität Rostock. Sie werden heute erstmals präsentiert. Bei den Särgen und Masken handelt sich um wertvolle Grabbeigaben aus den Ausgrabungen von Abusir el Meleq, die 1906 als Schenkung der Deutschen Orientgesellschaft Berlin nach Rostock kamen. (..)" URL URL "Ein großartiger und wichtiger Tag für Rostock und ein wichtiger Schritt zur Entwicklung einer „Museumsinsel“. Im überfüllten Saal mit großer Besetzung wurden die Hintergründe der Artefakte sowie die aufwändige Restaurierung anschaulich dargestellt. Warum jedoch niemand aus Bürgerschaft und Senat bei diesem einmaligen Ereignis anwesend war, ist absolut unverständlich. (..)" URL Includes a slideshow. 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” 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: URL g) Museum Natur und Mensch [previously: Naturmuseum und Ethnologische Sammlung] Gerberau 32, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau URL * "Die Letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Das spätantike Ägypten"] date: end of 2015 [was: 19 July 2014 - 11 January 2015] info: source - URL h) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim URL * "Mumien der Welt" [Mummies of the World] date: 12 February 2016 - 28 August 2016 Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. Earlier in the Drents Museum, Assen (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014, "Mummies - Surviving after Death"), the Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest (1 October 2014 - 17 May 2015, "World of Mummies"), and the Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg (12 June 2015 - 10 January 2016, "Momies - Un rêve d'éternité"). The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Basel, Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. info: URL info: URL info: German press releases at URL "Eine CT-Untersuchung von vier Mumien aus Südamerika, Ägypten und von der Insel Teneriffa im St. Bernward Krankenhaus Hildesheim hat heute neue Erkenntnisse gebracht, die die kommenden Sonderausstellung (..) präsentieren wird." URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "(...) Nun arbeitet Jens Klocke am German Mummy Project mit. Der Zusammenschluss von Anthropologen, Medizinern und anderen Wissenschaftlern hat es sich zum Ziel gesetzt, den Geheimnissen von Mumien auf die Spur zu kommen. Dabei entstand die Ausstellung "Mumien der Welt", die vom 12. Februar an - ergänzt durch eigene Objekte und aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse - im Hildesheimer Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum zu sehen ist." info: German press reports at URL "(...) werden in diesem Museum zurzeit insgesamt 26 vollständige erhaltende Mumien gezeigt – in der größten Ausstellung dieser Art, die es jemals in Deutschland gegeben hat. (...) Sie stammen aus verschiedenen Epochen der Menschheitsgeschichte und unterschiedlichen Regionen der Erde. Die mit 4000 Jahren weltweit älteste einbalsamierte Mumie aus Ägypten zählt ebenso zu den Ausstellungsstücken wie die ungarischen Mumien aus dem 17. Jahrhundert." URL "Schon 2007 war in Mannheim eine damals heiß diskutierte Mumien- ausstellung zu sehen. Das Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim hat diese Wanderausstellung übernommen – und die Zahl der Exponate auf rund 200 verdoppelt, darunter 26 menschliche Mumien. Es ist die bislang größte Mumien-Ausstellung in Deutschland." URL "Mit 60 erhaltenen Leichen von Menschen und Tieren ist 'Mumien der Welt' in Hildesheim eine Ausstellung der Superlative. Sie zeigt zahlreiche neue Forschungen – und ist eine Warnung an die Eltern." URL "26 vollständig erhaltene menschliche Mumien sind derzeit im Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim zu sehen. Die Sonderausstellung 'Mumien der Welt' ist nach Angaben des Museums die größte, jemals in Deutschland präsentierte Mumienausstellung. Sie soll den Besuchern einen Einblick in die weltweite Praxis der Konservierung Verstorbener geben, teilte Museumssprecherin Kristina Freise mit. 'In der Mumifizierung findet die uralte Sehnsucht des Menschen Ausdruck, der eigenen Vergänglichkeit entgegenzuwirken', so Freise." - includes a video report: "Mumien-Ausstellung in Hildesheim" [4:16 mins.] See also the slideshow: "Größte deutsche Mumienausstellung in Hildesheim": URL info: German press report at URL "(...) In der Ausstellung 'Mumien der Welt' in Hildesheim geht es um wissenschaftliche Forschung und die Präsentation von Mumien. Ein paar Fragen aber bleiben. (...) Im Hildesheimer Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum werden Tote ausgesstellt. Das ist nun mal so, Wissenschaft hin oder her. Aber darf man das? Nein, haben Kritiker bereits im Vorfeld gesagt. 'Wir weisen entsprechende Argumente nicht von der Hand', sagt Museumsleiterin Regine Schulz. 'Aber in unserer Ausstelllung wahren wir in jedem Fall den respektvollen Umgang mit den Verstorbenen.' (..)" i) - j) Knauf-Museum Iphofen, Am Marktplatz, 97343 Iphofen URL * “Alltag-Luxus-Schutz. Schmuck im Alten Ägypten” [Everyday wear - luxury items - objects for protection. Jewelry in Ancient Egypt] date: 13 March 2016 - 6 November 2016 Exhibition about jewellery in ancient Egypt. info: URL info: Flyer "Schmuck im alten Ägypten" at URL info: German press reports at URL URL "(...) widmet sich das Museum schönen Dingen: dem Schmuck im alten Ägypten. Schmuck im Alltag, als Luxusgut oder als Schutzobjekt – die drei Bereiche kommen gleichberechtigt zur Geltung. (...) Die Ausstellungstücke stammen vom Ägyptischen Museum in Berlin, zu dem das Knauf-Museum seit vielen Jahren gute Beziehungen unterhält. (...) Die Stücke aus Berlin stammen zum größten Teil aus dem Magazin. Viele sind noch nie gezeigt worden.(..)" info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL With a video (4 min) about several displays. info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Das zwischen 130 und 150 nach Christus entstandene, auf Holz gemalte Mumienporträt ist das berührendste Stück der Ausstellung (...). Weil es den Betrachter unmittelbar anspricht. Weil es das Bemühen zeigt, die Persönlichkeit eines Menschen über dessen Tod hinaus zu bewahren. Denn da lag das Problem: Der Leichnam wurde, einer langen Tradition gemäß, mumifiziert. Doch der chemische Prozess und die Umwickelungen mit Leinenbinden raubten dem Toten seine Individualität: Er war nicht mehr zu erkennen. Also legte man eine Maske über seinen Kopf, die dem Aussehen des Lebenden entsprach. Die Forschung geht davon aus, dass Mumienporträts ein einigermaßen wirklichkeitsgetreues Abbild zeigen. Die Maler seinerzeit scheinen sich sehr um realistische Darstellung des Verstorbenen bemüht zu haben. Sie erzielten eine Ausdruckskraft, wie sie die Porträtkunst erst Jahrhunderte später wieder erreichen sollte." - with photograph of the mummy portrait. 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 - 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. " m) Ägyptisches Museum, Gabelsbergerstr. 35, 80333 München URL * “Wunderwelt Mathematik. Heute und im Alten Ägypten” date: 2 July 2016 - 6 November 2016 info: URL info: URL URL n) Bode-Museum Am Kupfergraben, 10117 Berlin URL * "Ein Gott - Abrahams Erben am Nil: Juden, Christen und Muslime in Ägypten von der Antike bis zum Mittelalter date: 1 December 2015 - 31 December 2016 [prolongation; was: till 30 April 2016] Exhibition with around 150 objects from several international collections, illustrate the heritage in Egypt of the three monotheistic religions. Earlier at the same venue (2 April 2015 - 13 September 2015), with a collection that now is at the British Museum London ("Egypt: faith after the pharaohs"; 29 October 2015 – 7 February 2016), but it reopens in Berlin with a fully refreshed collection. info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL info: URL 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) Kartause Buxheim An der Kartause 15, 87740 Buxheim URL * "Ticket für die Ewigkeit - Ein ägyptisches Totenbuch im Dialog mit dem Christentum" [Ticket for eternity. An Egyptian Book of the Dead in dialogue with Christianity] date: 7 May 2016 - 3 September 2016 Exhibition of a facsimile of the 23 m. long Book of the Dead of Ani (British Museum), complemented with ancient Egyptian objects (real and genuine). info: URL Flyer [PDF] at URL Article [PDF] at URL info: German press report at URL r) Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rathausstraße 24, 83022 Rosenheim URL * “Pharao - Leben im Alten Ägypten” date: 24 March 2017 - 3 December 2017 info: URL s) Ägyptisches Museum – Georg Steindorff – der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, D-04109 Leipzig URL AND GRASSI Museum für Musikinstrumente der Universität Leipzig Johannisplatz 5–11, D-04103 Leipzig URL * “WissenSchaf(f)t Sammlungen - Geschichten aus den Sammlungen der Universität” date: 23 June 2016 - 4 December 2016 info: URL URL t) - u) - v) - w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim URL * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos"/ "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum" date: cancelled [was: Spring 2015] info: source - German press report at URL "(..) Im September geht es mit "Die Entstehung der Welt" über Ägyptens Schöpfungsmythos weiter, einer Ausstellung, die in Europa nur in Hildesheim und in Wien gezeigt wird." * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" date: 16 November 2014 - 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 --AUSTRIA-- a) Messe Graz Halle A, Messeplatz 1, 8010 Graz URL * “Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze” [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 22 March 2016 - 27 July 2016 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) and the Zeitenströmung, Dresden (1 October 2015 - 28 February 2016). info: URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL URL URL URL With a video report [1:52 mins.]. info: German press reports at URL URL b) Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien URL * “Von Alexandria nach Abu Simbel - Ägypten in frühen Fotografien 1849-1875” date: 7 June 2016 - 25 September 2016 Exhibition of ca. 60 early photos (1849-1875). info: source - programme 2016 [PDF] - URL info: URL With several antique photos. (In English: ) URL info: press release and several b/w photos at URL info: German press reports at URL "(..) Die Sammler und Galeristen Johannes Faber und Peter Coeln haben dafür rund 60 Originalabzüge aus der Pionierzeit der Fotografie zur Verfügung gestellt. (..) Mehr als ein Hauch von Geschichte weht einen an, wenn man in den Bildtexten entdeckt, dass ein von Luigi Fiorillo 1872 in Alexandria dokumentierter Obelisk („Nadel der Kleopatra“) heute im New Yorker Central Park steht, oder es von einer 1865 von Antonio Beato gemachten, unscheinbar wirkenden Aufnahme des Tals der Könige heißt, sie zeige „am linken unteren Bildrand ungefähr jene Stelle, an der Howard Carter 57 Jahre später das Grab des Tutanchamun entdeckte. Zur Zeit Beatos war das Grab noch tief unter dem Schutt des Grabes von Ramses VI. verborgen.“ (..)" URL Die Ausstellung "zeigt 60 frühe Fotografien mit Kunstschätzen aus dem alten Ägypten. Dem Touristen von heute eröffnet sich ein frischer Blick auf die Vergangenheit. (...) In der Ausstellung in Wien sind an die 60 Originalabzüge aus dieser Gründerzeit zu sehen, von namhaften Fotografen aus Frankreich, England, Italien, Deutschland, der Türkei und den USA, u. a. von Maxime Du Camp, John Beasley Greene und Wilhelm Hammerschmidt." Includes a slideshow. info: English press report at URL "(..) The exhibition presents works by, for example, Maxime Du Camp (France, 1822-1894), Louis de Clercq (France, 1836-1901), John Beasley Greene (USA, 1832-1856) and Francis Frith (England, 1822-1898) whose works are now, for example, on show in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or the Getty Center in Los Angeles." c) Römermuseum Teurnia St. Peter in Holz 1a, 9811 Lendorf 9811 bei Spittal/Drau URL * “Römerin aus Ägypten II” date: 1 May 2016 - 31 October 2016 Exhibition of a mummy on loan from the Landesmuseum Kärnten. info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL With a photograph of the mummy. d) Papyrusmuseum Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1010 Wien * "Hieroglyphen und Alphabete" [Hieroglyphs and alphabets] date: 16 June 2016 - 8 January 2017 75 objects from Egypt of the Pharaonic period to the early Arabian middle ages give impressive evidence for the educational system of Ancient Egypt. info: URL Pictures of some exhibits at URL A catalog is available. --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * "Sinai: The Origin of the Alphabet" date: 25 April 2016 - ca. October 2016 This exhibition, at the occassion of the 100th anniversary of Sir Alan Gardiner's decipherment of the Proto-Sinaitic script, displays (in Room 44) all the early alphabetic inscriptions in the Museum, plus some other objects. info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) the exhibition displays early inscriptions that show the development of alphabetic writing in southwestern Sinai during the early second millennium BC, as well as a collection of 40 statues of deities and stelae in direct connection with Sinai. (..)" URL info: French press report at URL b) Luxor Museum Kornish Al Nile, Luxor * "Eternal Thebes” date: 12 December 2015 - TBA Exhibition about the work of the Spanish-Egyptian mission excavating the Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmose III in Luxor. info: source - Spanish press report at URL With photo gallery. 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. --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) Deposito Museale "E. Colombotto Rosso" Palazzo Civico, Corso Roma n.8, Pontestura (Piëmont) URL * "Rosso Egizio. Dialogo iconografico tra Colombotto Rosso e l'antico Egitto" [Egyptian Rosso. Iconographic dialog between Colombotto Rosso and Ancient Egypt] date: 20 March 2016 - 23 October 2016 Exhibition of a selection of works by the artist Enrico Colombotto Rosso, flanked by Ancient Egyptian artifacts (on loan from the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brescia) that show the influence of Ancient Egypt on Rosso's works. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL d) Chiesa di San Jacopo Campo Corbollini, Via Faenza 43, Firenze * “Distruzione, Ricostruzione: minacce al patrimonio culturale del Mediterraneo” [DEstruction, REconstruction - Threats to Mediterranean Cultural Heritage] date: 11 May 2015 - 11 May 2016 A virtual exhibition curated by MA students of Museum Studies; focussing on heritage problems in Egypt, Syria, Libya and Italy. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL e) Museo Egizio di Torino Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 Torino URL * “ “Il Nilo a Pompei - Visioni d’Egitto nel mondo romano” [The Nile in Pompei - Visions of Egypt in the Roman world] [was: "Pompei e l’Egitto”] date: 5 [was: 4] March 2016 - 4 September 2016 [was: March/April 2016] Exhibition about the relation between Egypt and de Roman city of Pompei. Part of the “L’Egitto a Pompei” event (see Napoli and Pompeii). info: URL info: URL info: Italian press release at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL Some objects from the Temple of Isis at Benevento will be on display as well. info: Italian press reports at URL Lists some objects that are included in the exhibition. URL URL With link to a video about one of the objects on loan. info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL "Il fiume che ha cullato la civiltà tra le sue onde molli e il vulcano sterminatore. Si chiama «Il Nilo a Pompei. Visioni d'Egitto nel mondo romano» la mostra che verrà inaugurata a Torino il prossimo 4 marzo - apertura al pubblico il giorno dopo - e poi nel sito vesuviano e al museo archeologico di Napoli, con l'obiettivo di raccontare gli influssi e gli innesti spirituali, sociali, politici e artistici originati da culti ed elementi di stile nati o transitati per la terra del Nilo." info: Italian press reports at URL URL "Vetrina d'eccezione per i reperti egizi di Benevento che da domani saranno in mostra a Torino. Taglio del nastro per 'Il Nilo a Pompei. Visioni d’Egitto nel mondo romano', al Museo Egizio di Torino, nell’ambito della quale saranno esposti alcuni reperti del Tempio di Iside di Benevento. Un grande progetto espositivo che unisce Torino, Pompei e Napoli con un solo denominatore comune: l’Egitto." URL "Sarà inaugurata il 4 marzo alle ore 18.00 a Torino la Mostra 'Il Nilo a Pompei. Visioni d’Egitto nel mondo romano'. L’evento organizzato dall’Istituto culturale piemontese, presieduto da Evelina Christillin e diretto da Christian Greco, è stato reso possibile grazie alla cooperazione di una pluralità di prestigiose Istituzioni culturali italiane ed estere, tra le quali appunto il Museo del Sannio – Arcos del patrimonio della Provincia di Benevento, che hanno prestato numerosi reperti di epoca egizia in trasferta a Torino." info: English press report at URL "(..) Some 330 finds, from refined frescoes of Pompeii to three entirely reconstructed tombs, will from March 5 be showcasing the loves, fashions and in some cases the obsessions of the Classical world, fascinated as it was with the culture of nearby Egypt. (..)" info: English press reports at URL "(..) It shows 332 pieces coming from twenty foreign and Italian museums (half of which from Naples and Pompei) which are a testament to the influence Egyptian culture had on the Greek and Roman one. There are extraordinary works to be admired in Turin for the first time such as the frescoes of the Isis temple in Pompei or the ones of the house of the Golden Bracelet. (..)" URL [new] info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL The latter includes a large slideshow (50 photographs of the exhibition). info: French press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: video "Il Nilo a Pompei - Making Of" [1:27 mins.] at URL info: Italian press reports at URL "Il Museo Egizio di Torino s'impreziosisce di due nuove opere. Nella nuova sala mostre (..) da oggi ospita una statua di Anubi e un affresco in III Stile Pompeiano raffigurante una coppia di sfingi affrontate. I due capolavori giungono a Torino da Madrid, dov'erano esposti nella mostra "Cleopatra" raquo; che si è chiusa l'8 maggio presso il Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal. (..)" With photos of the Roman Anubis and the Pompeian fresco with sphinxes, two items newly added to the exhibition, on loan from Madrid. URL URL "Sono 78.271 i visitatori, che in poco più di due mesi, hanno visitato la mostra del Museo Egizio. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL 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 [was: 29] October 2014 - 20 June 2016 [prolongation; was: till 25 November 2015] Exhibition of ca. 30 replicas of KV62 objects. info: URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL With photo gallery. URL URL About the opening on 28 October. URL info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL About the opening on Oct. 28. URL Photo gallery. info: English press report at URL Here the exhibition is said to run from 31.10.2014 to 31.10.2015 (versus the two years mentioned elsewhere). * "Egitto dal cielo, 1914. La riscoperta del fotografo pioniere, prigioniero, professionista Theodor Kofler" [Egypt from the Sky, 1914. The rediscovery of the photographer pioneer, prisoner, professional Theodor Kofler] date: 16 April 2015 - TBA The exhibition, conceived and curated by Professor Patrizia Piacentini, celebrates the centennial of the first aerial photographs of ancient Egyptian monuments, collected in an amazing album preserved in the Egyptological Archives of the Università degli Studi di Milano since 2001. Despite his skills, Kofler, as a photographer, was until now almost unknown. He has been rediscovered thanks to research of the Milanese Chair of Egyptology, started more than 10 years ago and undertaken in different European and African countries. Earlier at the Università degli Studi di Milano (11 February 2015 - 13 March 2015). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL g) Museo Archeologico Nazionale Piazza Museo Nazionale, 19, 80135 - Napoli URL * Re-opening of the “Sala dei culti orientali” date: 28 June 2016 - ongoing Dedicated to ancient Egyptian and Asiatic cults in Roman Campania. Part of the “L’Egitto a Pompei” event (see Torino and Pompeii). info: URL info: Italian press release at URL info: French press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "La collezione egizia del Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli, una delle più importanti al mondo riapre in ottobre. A precedere questa attesa riapertura, il MANN ospita la terza tappa del progetto Egitto Pompei." Includes a video report [1:38 mins.]. info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL "In occasione di 'Egitto-Napoli. Dall’Oriente' quindi una delle sale del secondo piano del museo napoletano, sarà dedicata alle testimonianze del culto isiaco in Campania e alla contaminazione tra la cultura romana e le altre religioni orientali" URL "Viene inaugurata per l’occasione una sala al secondo piano dell’edificio, in prosecuzione degli spazi dedicati alle decorazioni e agli arredi del Tempio di Iside a Pompei, destinata ad accogliere testimonianze del culto isiaco in Campania e di altre religioni orientali con le quali il mondo romano venne in contatto." Includes a slideshow. * Re-opening of the Egyptian Collection date: 8 October 2016 - ongoing 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, (..)" h) - i) Palestra Grande Pompeii * "Egitto [a] Pompei" date: 20 [was: 19] April 2016 - 2 November 2016 (19 April preview press) date: 19 April 2016 - TBA Exhibition with seven monumental statues of Sekhmet and the seated statue of Pharaoh Thutmose III, a video about the Roman Period Isis cult, and a tour along the Temple of Isis and houses with Egyptianizing decorative motifs. Part of the “L’Egitto a Pompei” event (see Torino and Napoli). info: URL info: URL info: URL info: Italian press report at URL With several photos. info: Italian press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "For the exhibition, curated by Massimo Osanna and Marco Fabbri with Simon Connor, the recently restored areas of the Large Gymnasium will provide a backdrop for monumental statues of the New Kingdom (...), a magnificent seated statue of the Pharaoh Thutmose I (15th century BC), discovered in the temple of the God Amon in Karnak, and the seven colossal statues portraying Sekhmet (14th century BC). (...) Following the traces of Isis and from Egypt to Pompeii, the exhibition proceeds through rooms of the display, showing the so called "Aegyptiaca": artifacts and relics of ancient Egypt used in Campania from the 8th century BC as amulets. A video installation also highlights cultural exchanges, both religious and commercial, undertaken between Pompeii and Egypt from the end of the 2nd century BC. The visit ends with fragments of Pompeii frescoes portraying scenes with pygmies and exotic animals. (..)" URL info: Italian press reports at URL With a slide-show. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL Includes a video: "EGITTO POMPEI: un grande progetto espositivo in tre sedi" [1:18 mins.] - URL info: video, of the installation of the statues, at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The show’s centrepiece is a group of eight statues, on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Turin, from the fifteenth to the fourteenth centuries BCE, seven of which depict the sun god Sekhmet and one of the pharaoh Thutmose I. The exhibition also features loans from the Naples Archeological Museum, including frescoes, copies of statues and multimedia features. (..)" j) Museo Civico Archeologico Via dell'Archiginnasio, 2 - 40124 Bologna URL * “Egitto: Splendore Millenario" [was: Egitto] [Egypt: Millennia of Splendour] date: 16 [was: 17] October 2015 - 17 July 2016 [was: 27 September 2015 - 10 July 2016] Exhibition with ca. 500 artefacts from the collection of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden. info: URL info: URL info: URL info: URL With a video of the displays. info: source - URL info: source - URL info: source - URL The famous statue of Maya and Merit from the RMO Leiden will be part of the exhibition. info: Italian press reports at URL URL "La collezione egiziana del Museo Nazionale di Antichità di Leiden è una delle prime dieci al mondo, e dal 16 ottobre si unirà a quella bolognese, tra le prime in Italia per numero, qualità e stato conservativo dei suoi oggetti. Saranno cinquecento i reperti, databili dal Periodo Predinastico all’Epoca Romana, che dall’Olanda giungeranno al Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna. Alla mostra 'Egitto. Splendore Millenario' si integreranno anche importanti prestiti del Museo Egizio di Torino e del Museo Egizio di Firenze, in un percorso espositivo di circa 1.700 metri quadrati di arte e storia." info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Tra le meraviglie esposte si potranno ammirare ricongiunti per la prima volta, dopo 200 anni dalla riscoperta a Saqqara della sua tomba, i più importanti rilievi di Horemheb, comandante in capo dell’esercito egiziano al tempo di Tutankhamon e poi ultimo sovrano della XVIII dinastia, dal 1319 al 1292 a.C." With slideshow. info: Italian press report at URL "In arrivo dall'Olanda 500 reperti che andranno in mostra all'Archeologico bolognese, tra cui i rilievi di Horemheb. (...)" With a photo of the splendid Maya and Meryt statue. info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "'Egitto. Splendore Millenario' si aprirà il 16 ottobre. Le prime "casse contententi" i capolavori provenienti da Leiden, Olanda, da Torino e Firnze, stanno arrivando, mentre in tutto il museo continua il restyling. (...)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL With a video of a TV report. URL URL "Infine, per la prima volta dopo 200 anni dalla riscoperta a Saqqara della sua tomba, la mostra offre l’occasione unica e irripetibile di vedere ricongiunti i più importanti rilievi di Horemheb, comandante in capo dell’esercito egiziano al tempo di Tutankhamon e poi ultimo sovrano della XVIII dinastia, dal 1319 al 1292 a.C., che Leiden, Bologna e Firenze posseggono." URL With a large slideshow [51 photographs] info: English press reports at URL URL Describes the seven exhibition sections. info: Italian press report at URL "La mostra di Bologna non nasce come operazione d’immagine. Il monumentale catalogo ne dà testimonianza con saggi brevi ma puntuali e una conduzione tematica dove dopo aver risalito per così dire il Nilo fino alle origini storiche della civiltà egizia, segue un itinerario in cui illustra il modello teocratico, documenta il rispecchiamento nel mito di Osiride, getta uno sguardo sull’arte militare e il controllo dentro e fuori i confini egiziani, mostra la miniera di informazioni e di testimonianze emerse dalla necropoli di Saqqara nel Nuovo Regno (e approfondisce la scoperta della tomba di Horemheb), traccia l’affresco della vita quotidiana e la presenza del divino in ogni attività dell’uomo egizio, e segue infine la trasformazione del I millennio, dove il 'senza tempo' che aveva reso quasi immobile la stessa evoluzione della rappresentazione del mondo e del suo rapporto col soprannaturale, si 'abbassa' di tono aprendosi a devozioni più popolari di divinità zoomorfe (...)" info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Il successo della mostra allestita al museo archeologico, “Egitto splendore millenario” era annunciato ma le attese non sono state deluse, secondo i dati forniti dagli organizzatori di Arthemisia group: 82.858 biglietti sono stati staccati dal 16 ottobre al 3 gennaio, con una media di 1.250 visitatori al giorno durante le feste e picchi di 1.500-1.600 ospiti la domenica e nei giorni festivi." Includes a slideshow info: Spanish press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Grazie all’unione tra la collezione del Museo Nazionale di Antichità di Leiden in Olanda (una delle prime dieci al mondo) e quella di Bologna, ben 1700 metri quadrati sono stati allestiti con reperti archeologici di grandissimo pregio. Esperti e semplici appassionati potranno così immergersi in un esauriente percorso tra arte e storia, di forte impatto visivo, per riscoprire i grandi protagonisti di uno dei popoli antichi più affascinanti, tra piramidi, faraoni, sacerdoti, condottieri, divinità e suppellettili della vita quotidiana." k) Arcos Corso Garibaldi, 1, 82100 Benevento URL * “Egitto a Benevento” date: 2017 Exhibition with objects on loan from the Egyptian Museum of Turin. info: source - Italian press report at 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 Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica Strada Maggiore, 34, Bologna, 40125 URL * “La passione di Cleopatra. Visioni e maschere di Arnaldo Pomodoro” date: 23 June 2016 - 18 September 2016 Exhibition with bronze masks (for Cleopatra, Mark Antony, Caesarion and other characters of the play), costumes and stage models, designed by Arnaldo Pomodoro for the theater play "Cleopatra" (performed in 1989). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL With photos. --FRANCE-- a) - b) Galerie des Origines 10 rue de la République, Vaison-la-Romaine URL * “Charles Bonnet au royaume des pharaons noirs” date : 1 May 2016 - 30 September 2016 The exhibition documents the work of Charles Bonnet in Sudan, via photos, videos, documents, and archaeological objects. info: source - URL 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) - e) Musée Archéologique Henri Prades 390 Route de Pérols, 34970 Lattes URL * “À l’école des scribes : les écritures de l’Égypte ancienne” date: 9 July 2016 - 2 January 2017 Exhibition that highlights the different writing systems in ancient Egypt: hieroglyphic, hieratic and demotic, via 70 artefacts on loan from several museum collections and private collections, notably the Louvre. info: [PDF] URL f) Musée Jean-Lurçat et de la tapisserie contemporaine 4 Boulevard Arago, 49100 Angers URL * “Etoffes du Nil. Tissus coptes des musées d'Angers” date: 5 March 2016 - 3 July 2016 Exhibition of Coptic textiles, notably from Antinoe. info: URL info: French press report at URL URL g) Scriptorial d'Avranches Place d'Estouteville, 50300 Avranches URL * “Le Goût de l'Egypte - Voyageurs normands au pays des pharaons” [The Taste of Egypt. Norman travelers to the land of the Pharaohs] date: 2 April 2016 - 18 September 2016 The exhibition illustrates the 19th c. rediscovery of ancient Egypt by Europeans (focussing specifically on travellers from Normandy), via 180 objects, including travel diaries, paintings, photographs, and ca. 100 ancient Egyptian artefacts. info: URL info: [PDF] URL info: French press reports at URL With photos of some of the displays, a short video [2:24 mins.] of a TV report about the exhibition, and a longer video of the opening ceremony on March 31, 2016 [21:52 mins.]. URL URL info: French press report at URL "Poussez la porte du musée des manuscrits anciens. Montez les marches jusqu’à rejoindre la pénombre des salles. Un petit couloir, un tableau déjà vous indique combien artistes et savants ont pu être fascinés, voire obsédés, par ces terres lointaines. (...) Mais le plus improbable nous est aussi révélé : le lien entre l’Egypte et Avranches." info: French press report at URL "(..) Henri-Charles Loffet a étudié les collections égyptiennes du musée d'art et d'histoire d'Avranches. Ces objets, une cinquantaine, proviennent en partie d'un dépôt du musée du Louvre. Parmi les objets remarquables, citons une momie de chat et plusieurs canopes, ces vases qui servaient à contenir les viscères des défunts avant leur momification. (...) Un des exemplaires des 23 volumes de la Description de l'Egypte, conservée à Avranches, la seule ville de Normandie avec Pont-Audemer à en posséder un, est exposé. (...) L'exposition 'Le Goût de l'Egypte' au Scriptorial, révèle l'engouement de nombreux scientifiques normands pour l'Egypte. (..)" 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 d'Histoire Locale 6, rue Paul Vaillant-Couturier, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison URL * “Le Retour de la Momie” date: 21 May 2016 - Ongoing The Ptolemaic mummy of Ta-Iset (a girl of 4-5 years old), found among garbage in 2000, will go on display after restoration. info: URL URL With a video about the mummy. URL With a photo gallery. URL With a video of the transport etc. info: Video with presentation (Ville de Rueil Malmaison): URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL URL URL With photos and a video of a TV report. 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: French press report at URL --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - b) Musée royal de Mariemont Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140 Morlanwelz URL * "Dieux, Genies et Demons d’Égypte" date: 21 May 2016 - 20 November 2016 Exhibition about the gods and demons of ancient Egypt, with objects on loan from several museums. info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL * “De Stargate (TM) aux comics. Les dieux égyptiens dans la culture geek (1975-2015)” date: 21 May 2016 - 20 November 2016 Exhibition that looks at the ancient Egyptian elements in popular fiction, with costumes and objects from movies (Stargate, The Return of the Mummy) and comic books (Thor, Batman, Mighty Isis). info: URL info: French press reports at URL "Une véritable porte des étoiles accueille les visiteurs au musée royal de Mariemont. Elle a été construite expressément pour une exposition sur les dieux égyptiens dans la culture geek. Il faut dire que le film _Stargate_ de 1994 et les 214 épisodes de la série achevée en 2007 ont abondamment puisé leur inspiration dans la mythologie égyptienne. Le réalisateur s'était d'ailleurs entouré de spécialistes pour tourner son film. Parmi eux, un docteur en archéologie du nom de Tyson Smith. Bertrand Federinov, co-commissaire de l'exposition, explique son travail méticuleux : 'Cet archéologue a recrée tout un monde aujourd'hui oublié de l'Égypte ancienne en allant dans le détail. Il a même fait plusieurs recherches au niveau de la langue pour recréer la prononciation et la grammaire de la langue des anciens Égyptiens'. (..)" URL info: French press report at URL --SPAIN-- a) Museo Liceo Egipcio Palacio de Gaviria, 6 calle Conde Luna, León [was: Avd. Astorga 42, 24198 La Virgen del Camino, León. The Museum has moved.] URL * “La dama del Nilo” date: 15 September 2015 - TBA Exhibition dedicated to the legacy of Egyptologist Christiane Desroches. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL b) Pabellón de la Navegación Camino de los Descubrimientos, 41092 Sevilla URL * “Ramses, rey de reyes” [Ramses, King of Kings] date: 21 July 2015 - 14 August 2016 [prolongation; was: till 31 May 2016] Exhibits replicas (6m x 14m) of the facades of the Temple of Nefertari and the Temple of Abu Simbel, plus 60 pieces of (replicas) of Egyptian art, incl. replicas of Tutankhamun's golden coffins. info: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL With slideshow. URL With slideshow. info: English press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL With a video of the displays. c) la Sala de Exposiciones del Edificio de Bibliotecas Universidad de Navarra Campus Universitario, 31009 Pamplona URL * “Herencias de Oriente: una colección egipcia portuguesa” ["Legacies of East: An Egyptian collection from Portugal] date: April 2016 - 30 June [was: June] 2016 Exhibition of more than 40 ancient Egyptian and Coptic artefacts from a Portugese private collection that have been researched by 15 students of the Masters specialisation 'Ancient Near East' at the University of Vitoria. info: URL info: URL Notably (pdf flyer and poster): URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL With photos of some of the objects. d) Augusteum Calle Caballero, 6, 30202 Cartagena URL * "Tutankamon: Tumbas, dioses y templos" date: 19 March 2016 - 30 June 2016 Exhibition of 44 reproductions of KV62 objects. info: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL e) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid * "Faraones: reyes de Egipto" date: TBA, 2018 Exhibition with ca. 130 objects on loan from the British Museums. Will also travel to the CaixaForum venues in Barcelona (2019), Girona (2019), Tarragona (2019), and Lleida (2020). info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL f) - g) Museo Bíblico y Oriental Instituto Bíblico y Oriental de León, Real Colegiata de San Isidoro, Plaza Santo Martino, 5. León URL * “Cleopatra, la griega y la egipcia” [was: "Cleopatra y las reinas de Alejandría"] date: TBA (in preparation) Exhibition with nearly 200 works dealing with Cleopatra. info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL 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 * "Osiris, Déu d'Egipte, l'ésser que roman perfecte" / "Osiris, dios de Egipto, el ser que permanece perfecto" date: 10 March 2016 - 30 June 2016 Exhibition with ca. 35 objects relating to the figure of Osiris and the mythological and ritual aspects connected with him. info: URL "(..) Estàtues, amulets, esteles, uixebtis i ceptres formen part d’aquesta col·lecció de peces que conforma la mostra i d’entre les quals en destaca una de les darreres adquisicions del Museu: un sarcòfag de fusta d’època ptolemaica (segle III aC)." There is a series of lectures connected with the exhibition. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL Both have photos of artefacts. i) Arxiu de la Corona d'Aragó. C/ Comtes, 2 (Palacio de los Virreyes o Palau del Lloctinent), 08002 Barcelona * "Les Flors del Faraó: Un viatge pel Nil a través dels seus papirs" / "Las flores del faraón, un viaje por el Nilo a través de sus papiros" date: 21 April 2016 - 25 September 2016 The exhibition (virtually) tours Egypt, from Alexandria to Thebes, via 70 ancient documents (papyri, mostly) on display. info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL info: Catalan press report at URL info: Spanish press report at 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) - b) - 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 --DENMARK-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15, CH-8002 Zürich URL * "Osiris - Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Osiris - Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: 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: 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) Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15, 8002 Zürich * “Gärten der Welt” date: 13 May 2016 - 9 October 2016 Exhibition about gardens in different cultures and times, including ancient Egypt. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: German press reporst at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL 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” 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"). 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. 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) Musée et Jardin botaniques de Lausanne Place de Milan, Montriond, Lausanne URL * "Le jardin des pharaons" [The gardens of the Pharaohs] date: 20 May 2016 - 30 October 2016 Exhibition of floral wreaths and other ancient Egyptian objects, with (in the botanical garden) life samples of plants that were cultivated in the Nile Valley. info: URL info: French press report at URL Interview with curator Esther Wolff. "(..) Elle [Esther Wolff] invite les curieux à en découvrir un pan peu connu grâce à une exposition, fruit d’un travail interdisciplinaire réalisé par elle, le botaniste François Felber, l’experte ès pollens Anne-Marie Rachoud-Schneider et le spécialiste des changements climatiques Christophe Randin. «Le jardin des pharaons», à voir tout l’été aux Musée et Jardins botaniques de Lausanne, propose des regards croisés entre archéologie et botanique, à la découverte des plantes cultivées en Egypte ancienne, de leur usage et de leur fonction symbolique.(..) Pour les plus curieux, un livre (Le jardin des pharaons, Editions Infolio), qu’Esther Wolff cosigne avec François Felber, complète et prolonge l’expo. (..)" --SWEDEN-- a) - --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) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie [Archaeological Museum in Krakow] ul. Senacka 3 Kraków 31-002 URL * "Dwadziescia lat polskich wykopalisk w Sakkarze (Egipt)" [Twenty years of Polish excavations in Saqqara (Egypt)] date: 1 March 2016 - 19 December 2016 Exhibition on the results of the excavations of Polish archaeologists near the pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, Egypt. One important find was the discovery of the tomb of the vizier Merefnebef of the 6th dynasty. info: URL info: URL info: (in Polish) URL (in English) URL info: Polish press report at URL info: Polish press report at URL Interview with Dr. Karol Mysliwiec. 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: September 2016 - December 2016 Exhibition with a replica of an Egyptian tomb, 3D printed models of monuments (that may be touched), plus authentic artefacts from Polish collections. info: source - Polish press report at URL --RUSSIA-- a) The State Hermitage Museum Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya (Embankment) 34, 190000 St Petersburg URL * "'Two Amenemhats': Portraits of a Middle Kingdom king" date: 25 May 2016 - 9 September 2016 Exhibition of two statues of Amenemhat III, one from the Hermitage Museum and one from the Pushkin Museum. Earlier at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow (2 February 2016 - 9 May 2016). info: URL Organized at the occassion of the 160th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Semyonovich Golénischeff (Golenishchev) (1856–1947), first Russian Egyptologist. "(..) Golénischeff was the first to publish the Hermitage statue. He also bought the other one (now in the Pushkin Museum) for his collection. Through their comparison and attribution he was able to establish their characteristic features and thus lay the foundation for serious study of royal portraiture in the Middle Kingdom based on stylistic analysis." --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 b) - 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) Sendai City Museum 26 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0862, Miyagi Prefecture URL * "The Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids: The Treasures from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo" date: 22 April 2016 - 26 June 2016 . Exhibition of about 120 artifacts from the Egyptian Museum Cairo; it will tour Japan for 25 months (till September 2017), being hosted by eight cities (Tokyo, Matsuyama, Sendai, Kagoshima, Kyoto, Toyama, Fukuoka, and Shizuoka). Earlier at the Mori Arts Center Gallery, Minato-ku, Tokyo (16 October 2015 - 3 January 2016) and in Matsuyama (February-March 2016). info: (Japanese:) URL (English:) URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) Triad of Pharaoh Mycerinus is among artifacts on display (..) Among the displayed objects are a marvelous statue of Pharaoh Khafre, a number of Ushabti statues, models for the “Senet” game, a wooden boat and a statue of a scribe. (..)" URL "(..) objects include the Golden Mask of King Amenemope, one of the three great golden masks of ancient Egypt, as well as a statue of King Khafre statue and a group of statues of servants, workers, beer- and bread-makers. A collection of scarabs and amulets are also on display, as are ancient Egyptian board games. (..)" With two photos. URL info: French press report at URL --TAIWAN-- a) - --REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE-- a) - b) National Museum Singapore 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897 URL * “Treasures of the World's cultures” date: 5 December 2015 – 3 July [was: 29 May] 2016 The touring exhibition with more than 250 artefacts from the British Museum, including several ancient Egyptian objects (a gilded mummy mask, a statue of a kneeling Ramesses IV, the coffin of Djeho, mummy plank, statues of Sekhmet and Bastet, and an Amarna Letter). info: URL info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL "A 2,000-year-old mummified boy, an ancient marble bust of Emperor Hadrian, as well as an "unlucky" mummy-board alleged to curse those connected to it were among the relics uncrated yesterday for an upcoming show at the National Museum of Singapore. (..)" With video of the uncrating of objects. info: English press report at URL A 21st dyn. Book of the Dead, a 22nd dyn. mummy-board from Thebes, and a Roman Period mummy from Hawara are among the highlights. info: English press report at URL --MEXICO-- a) Museo de los Conspiradores Andador 5 de Mayo, Ext. 18I Santiago de Querétaro * “Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición” date: 11 March 2016 - 28 August 2016 [prolongation; was: till 12 June 2016] Travelling exhibition with 170 objects, notably KV62 replicas, but also 30 genuine antiquities. Earlier in El Museo del Noreste, Monterrey (March 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014), the Museo de Historia de Tijuana (30 November 2014 - 31(?) July 2015) and the Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura (IMACP) de Puebla (21 August 2015 - 8 February 2016 [was: 10 December 2015]). info: source - URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL b) Centro de Atención Municipal Av. Ribera del Rio Esq. Camino Las Flores S/N, 76900 Corregidora, Querétaro de Arteaga * “Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición” date: cancelled(?) [was: 21 January 2016 - May 2016] ---ISRAEL--- a) Israel Museum Nakhman Avigad St, Jerusalem URL * “The Allure of the Sphinx - Ancient Egypt in European Art" date: March 4, 2016 - December 1, 2016 [prolongation; was: October 25, 2016] The exhibition features Old Master paintings: prints by Rembrandt, Hogarth, and others; 19th century photographs; objets d'art; and a special display of rare hand-painted lithographs created by Scottish artist David Roberts following his 1838-39 trip to Egypt and the Near East. info: URL info: English press report at URL “(..) "The premise for this exhibition comes from the fact that Europeans of the 17th and 18th centuries – that also applies to earlier times but our works relate to this particular period – liked to describe stories connected to Egypt,” explains curator Shlomit Steinberg. (..)" info: English press report at URL * “Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story” date: March 4, 2016 - October 25, 2016 [was: September 2015 - TBA] Exhibition of more than 680 objects demonstrating the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between ancient Egypt and ancient Israel/Palestine. info: URL "From large-scale royal victory steles and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the exhibition draws from the Israel Museum’s own extensive holdings and from archaeological finds excavated in Israel by the Israel Antiquities Authority, together with seminal loans from The Metropolitan Museum, NY; the Louvre Museum, Paris; the Egyptian Museum, Turin, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, and other important collections worldwide." With picture gallery. info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross- fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; the Kunsthistorisches Museum; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections. (..)" Lists some of the objects on display. URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) It presents some 800 objects reflecting the sharing of deities, arts, rituals and ideas of the two ancient and influential cultures. (..)" With some photos of displays. info: English press release, with a slide-show of the artefacts on loan from The Met: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Diese Ausstellung hat alles: Statuen von Pharaonen im Vergleich, Schmuck, Sarkophage und eine Auswahl von Steintafeln aus Amarna (..)." 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 --BRAZIL-- a) - ---CHILE--- a) Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Santiago URL * “Antiguo Egipto: Vida en el Nilo” [Ancient Egypt: Life on the Nile] date: 20 April 2016 - 14 August 2016 Exhibition with 345 ancient Egyptian artefacts on loan from the Ägyptisches Museum in Berlin - jewelry, papyri, pottery, statues, original friezes and sarcophagi. info: URL info: the catalogue is online at URL info: video of a Spanish TV report at URL info: German press release (PDF), of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, at URL Also a sheet (PDF) with photos of artefacts, at URL info: German press release at URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL Interview with Friederike Seyfried, who spotlights some of the objects from Berlin. info: German press release at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: German blog report at URL With photos of the displays. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: German info, including many photographs: URL info: Spanish info, including a trailer [0:33 mins.] URL +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. 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