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September 11, 2014
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Danmark, Switzerland, Russia, Austria, Hungary, Argentina, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Brazil, Croatia (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Argentinia, Switzerland, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Morocco, Vatican City, Japan, China, Brasil, Mexico, Latvia, Qatar, UAE Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma Thanks for this week's events information go to: Moacir Santos [(I) - Brazil (a)]; Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - USA (r)(t), UK (a), Netherlands (b), Germany (i)(ze), Switzerland (f), Japan (b)(c)]; Kat Newkirk [(II) - UK (a), Japan (c)]; Bjorn Koopmans [(II) - USA (zc), UK (a), Japan (c)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Germany (ze), Spain (a)] ========================================================================== +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --FRANCE-- b) Association Egyptologique du Gard * "Les bijoux de Pharaon", by Laure Bazin (Doctor in Egyptology of the University Montpellier III) date: Friday, 12 September 2014; 8 pm costs: free place: Auditorium, Centre Pablo Néruda, Nîmes info: URL -BRAZIL-- a) Ponta Grossa State University, Paraná * IV Encontro Nacional de Estudos Egiptológicos: "Religião e Religiosidade" date: 16-18 September 2014 info: programme at URL --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --USA-- r) Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203 URL * "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition" date: November 26, 2014 - TBA The travelling exhibition "Mummies of the World", with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 95 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. Most recently it was at the Maryland Science Center (September 28, 2013 - January 20, 2014) and the Buffalo Museum of Science (April 12, 2014 - September 21, 2014). info: URL t) Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University 15 East 84th St., New York, NY 10028 URL * "When The Greeks Ruled Egypt - From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra" date: October 8, 2014 - January 4, 2015 Exhibition of ca. 150 artefacts that illustrate the interactions between Greek and Egyptian cultures during the Ptolemaic period. Earlier at the Chicago Art Institute (October 31, 2013 - July 27, 2014). info: URL [update] zc) Union Station 30 West Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO. 64108 * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: April 4, 2014 - September 14, 2014 [new] info: English press report at URL "(..) To date, over 106,000 visitors have marveled at the recreated tombs and treasure. (..)" --UK-- [update] a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "Ancient Lives, New Discoveries" date: 22 May 2014 - 30 November 2014 [new] info: English press report at URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * "Twee Egyptische faraobeeldjes" date: 9 September 2014 - 2 November 2014 The RMO has recently acquired two small statues, one of king Ninetjer (ca. 2785-2742 BC), the other of king Taharka (690-664 BC). info: URL info: Dutch press release about the new acquisitions (with photos of the statues) - URL * "75 jaar Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten" date: 1 October 2014 - 3 May 2015 Exhibition of objects and photographs from the collection of the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO). info: URL * Closure of the Egyptian Galleries for renovation date: 11 May 2015 - TBA --GERMANY-- i) Internationales Keramik-Museum Luitpoldstrasse 25, Luitpoldstrasse 25, Weiden * "Heißes Eisen. Brandstempel aus dem Waffenfund von Sichem" date: 1 August 2014 - end of 2014 An object on loan from the Museum Ägyptischer Kunst München: a branding-iron, found in Israel and dating to the TIP, in the shape of a running pharaoh -- possibly Hyksos-related. info: URL "Kupfer, Eisen, Zinn, Zweite Zwischenzeit, 1750-1650 v. Chr., H. 13,1 cm, Br. 10,1 cm. Die Stempelplatte zeigt das Motiv eines laufenden Königs mit unterägyptischer Krone. Auf der Rückseite führen sechs Verstrebungen, die an Armen und Beinen, Kopf und Unterleib der Figur ansetzen, in einer Griffplatte zusammen. Diese wurde beim Gebrauch in das gespaltene Ende eines Holzstabes geklemmt. Brandstempel wurden, wie an Darstellungen entsprechend markierter Tiere in Grabmalereien zu erkennen ist, zur Kennzeichnung von Rindern und Pferden verwendet. Der Brandstempel stammt aus einem Waffen- und Gerätefund aus einer Ruinenstätte im modernen Ort Balata im mittelpalästinensischen Bergland,die 1903 als der biblische Ort Sichem identifiziert werden kommte. (..) Ein Fundort in Palästina. eine Prunkwaffe, Buckelbleche von einem Pferdegeschirr, ein Brandstempel mit dem Motiv des Königs -- all dies läßt darauf schließen, daß dieser Fundkomplex dem Besitz eines Königs oder zumindest hohen Militärführers der Hyksos-Dynastie zuzuordnen ist." With photo. [update] ze) K20 K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Grabbeplatz 5, 40213 Düsseldorf * "Nach Ägypten! Die Reisen von Max Slevogt und Paul Klee" date: 6 September 2014 - 4 January 2015 [new] info: URL [new] info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL "Eine Ausstellung in der Kunstsammlung NRW (K20) konfrontiert das Ägypten-Bild des Westens mit Europa aus arabischer Perspektive. Die hochgelobte Ausstellung «Nach Ägypten!» mit Reisebildern des Impressionisten Max Slevogt (1868-1932) und des Avantgardisten Paul Klee (1879-1940) macht bis Anfang Januar Station im Düsseldorfer K20. In einem zweitem Saal wird parallel das alptraumhafte filmische Marionetten-Epos «The Cabaret Crusades» des 1971 geborenen Wael Shawky gezeigt. Darin werden die mittelalterlichen Kreuzzüge gegen Muslime im Heiligen Land kindlich und grausam zugleich dargestellt." URL With photographs of some paintings. --SPAIN-- [update] a) Palacios de Congresos, Ferias y Exposiciones de Marbella Calle José Melia 2, 29602 Marbella, Málaga * "Templo Abu Simbel, el tesoro de los dioses" [The Temple of Abu Simbel: the treasure of the gods] [new] date: 23 May 2014 - 19 October [was: 21 September] 2014 info: source - URL [new] info: Spanish press report at URL includes a video report: "El Museo de Abu Simbel en España" [3:59 mins.] URL [update] e) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid * "La Fauna del Nilo. El reino animal en el Egipto faraónico" [was: "Animales, hombres y dioses. El bestiario en el Egipto faraónico"] [new] date: 1 April 2015 - 23 August 2015 [was: February 2015 - May 2015] Exhibition about wild and domesticated animals in ancient Egypt, with 438 objects (stautes, amulets, mummies, etc.) on loan from the Louvre-Lens Museum. [new] info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL k) Centro Regional de Artesanía de Lorca Calle Lope Gisbert, 0 30800 Lorca * "Egipto, Arte y Cultura" date: 10 September 2014 - end of September 2014 Exhibition of replicas of (and art inspired by) ancient Egyptian objects, made by Francisco Javier Tudela Cayuela. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL --SWITZERLAND-- [update] f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel * "Blumenreich. Wiedergeburt in Pharaonengräbern" [The realm of flowers. Rebirth in the tombs of the Pharaohs] date: 3 September 2014 - 1 February 2015 [new] info: German press report at URL --CZECH REPUBLIC-- d) Regionální Muzeum v Kolíne Dvorákovo museum praveku Brandlova 35, 280 02 Kolín URL * "Poklady starého Egypta - Sbírka Josefa Ferdinanda Toskánského [Treasures of ancient Egypt - The Collection of Archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Tuscany] date: 12 September 2014 - 31 May 2015 Exhibition of ca. 100 artefacts from the Egyptian collection of archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Tuscany, on loan from the Náprstek Museum in Prague. info: URL info: Czech press report at URL ---JAPAN--- [update] b) Kobe City Museum 24 Kyomachi, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0034, * "Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York" [new] date: 13 October 2014 - 12 January 2015 [was: October 2014 - January 2015] [new] info: URL [update] c) TBA, Tokyo * "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" date: September 2014 - TBA [new] info: English press report at URL "(..) Of the 124 artefacts carefully selected from the Egyptian Museum, 30 are from the museum’s Tutankhamun collection. Artefacts from earlier royal tombs from the 18th Dynasty, including the tomb of Tutankhamun’s great-grandparents Yuya and Tuya and the KV55 burial tomb, are also included. According to the terms of the exhibition agreement, revenues from the show could reach $10 million, said Ahmed Sharaf, head of the museums section at the Ministry of Antiquities in Cairo. A fixed amount of $2 added to the price of each ticket will be given to Egypt, as will a percentage of the merchandise sold through the show. The exhibition, accompanied by an Egyptian curator and restorer, will travel for one year within Japan, beginning in Tokyo and Niigata and including institutions in other cities. (..) “The ministry has resumed sending exhibitions abroad in an attempt to raise money towards the completion of suspended antiquities projects, whether restoration work or the construction of new museums,” Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty said. (..)" ---- 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 [Submitted by Kat Newkirk, Bjorn Koopmans, and Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press report: "Egypt’s Mammal Extinctions Tracked Through 6,000 Years of Art" URL "Ancient Egypt’s highly decorated tombs and funerary objects —meant to ensure a safe trip into the afterlife— also hold a rich record of the region’s wildlife. Now scientists have used that art, along with other paleontological, archaeological and historical evidence, to map out the rise and fall of Egypt’s large mammals and match those patterns to changes in climate and human interactions. (..) To analyze the patterns of extinctions, the scientists created a computer model that let them relate the disappearances to predator-prey dynamics and changes in local climate. (..) The region began to dry out about 5,000 years ago (..). The Egyptian people at this time switched from a mobile, pastoral life to one of agriculture and subsistence hunting. The new research shows that several species of antelope, along with giraffes and rhinoceroses, disappeared around the same time — extinctions that could be due to overhunting of herbivores. Shortly afterward, the long-maned lion vanished. Egypt became even drier around 4,200 years ago, during a time known as the “First Intermediate Period. (..) This is when the roan antelope and African wild dog disappeared from the records. A third aridification event occurred about 3,000 years ago, again bringing drought and an end to the New Kingdom (..). Egypt’s short-maned lions (..) vanished around this time. Then about 150 years ago, as Egypt’s growing population became more industrialized, more species disappeared, including leopards and wild boar. Today, only 8 of the original 37 large-bodied mammals remain. (..)" -- Other press reports: URL URL URL URL URL URL -- Press release of the University of California - Santa Cruze: URL URL -- Press release by one of the authors: URL Has some info on several extinct species. -- The original research article (only the abstract is for free): Justin D. Yeakela, Mathias M. Piresd, Lars Rudolfe, Nathaniel J. Dominyg, Paul L. Kochi, Paulo R. Guimarães, Jr.d, and Thilo Grosse, "Collapse of an ecological network in Ancient Egypt", PNAS 2014 (published ahead of print September 8, 2014). URL [Submitted by Bob Bianchi, Bjorn Koopmans, and Kat Newkirk] * Press release: "UNESCO, ICCROM and ICOM discuss cooperation on cultural heritage with Government of Egypt" URL "UNESCO and its partners, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) are visiting Cairo from 4 to 9 September to discuss cultural heritage projects with Egyptian authorities, notably the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) and the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo, as well the World Heritage properties of Historic Cairo and Abu Mena. (..)" -- Press reports about the results of the meeting: URL "A newly-formed committee will focus on preserving historic Cairo and creating a project to develop the area, while the city’s governor plans to crack down on the illegal housing that has sprung up in the neighborhood, Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh El Damaty told reporters Sunday night. (..) The committee will be an independent authority formed by the minister of antiquities, the housing minister and the governor of Cairo that will focus on managing the area, El Damaty said. (..)" URL * Press report: "Red Pyramid gatekeeper struggles as tourism slump continues" URL "(..) Saber Abdel Gleel Arafa, 56, a gatekeeper at the Red Pyramid 30 kilometers south of Giza, is desperate for any sign of improvement in tourism and his deteriorating financial situation. (..) An antiquity gatekeeper, better known in Egypt as a “Ghafir,” is appointed by the Ministry of Antiquities. In addition to guarding the archaeological site, a Ghafir is tasked with checking the entrance ticket of a visitor and cutting a small piece of it so that it is not used by other travelers. (..) “Since I am positioned at the pyramid’s entrance, which is 45 meters above ground, on the morning of Jan. 29, 2011, I was able to see an armed gang driving a 4X4 and heading to the south of the Bent Pyramid. Before sunset, a friend of mine and I went to see what was going on and we found several vertical shafts dug near the bent pyramid,” Arafa said. (..)" [Submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press report: "Auch die Marburger Mumie zieht um" URL "Die Völkerkundliche Sammlung zieht aus: Rund 5000 Exponate müssen fürden Transport in Kartons gepackt werden. (..) Umziehen muss auch die auf das Jahr 100 v. Chr. datierte Marburger Mumie. Die in einer Glasvitrine liegende Mumie stammt aus Ägypten und kam über den Umweg Wiesbaden in den 60er Jahren nach Marburg. Der Zielort für die Sammlungsobjekte ist die ehemalige Uni-Wäscherei neben der Waggonhalle. Dort befinden sich bereits Atelier-Räume des Uni-Instituts für Grafik und Malerei. Jetzt soll dort im ersten Stockwerk auch noch die Völkerkundliche Sammlung untergebracht werden, und es wird ein Seminarraum eingerichtet. (..) Aber auch nach dem Auszug soll es ab dem Wintersemester weiterhin Ausstellungen geben, und zwar in einem eigens dafür eingerichteten Ausstellungsraum in den neuen Räumen des Fachgebiets Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie in der alten HNO-Klinik in der Deutschhausstraße." [Submitted by Kat Newkirk, Bjorn Koopmans, and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Google Transports You to Ancient Egypt with Street View" URL "(...) In an attempt to bring ancient Egyptian history to the comfort of your home, Google’s Street View now allows you to take a ‘virtual walk among the stunning monuments and rich history‘ of the ancient Egyptian civilization. (..) Google’s Street View now allows users to not only virtually visit the Giza Necropolis, (..) but also covers the world’s first Pyramid, the Pyramid of Djoser in the ancient burial ground of Saqqara. (..) In a testament to Egypt’s vast history, Street View’s virtual tour now also features Abu Mena, one of the oldest sites of Christianity in Egypt; the Hanging Church, one of the oldest Coptic Christian churches in the world; the Cairo Citadel, a medieval Islamic fortification and historic site; and the Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th-century defensive fortress on the Mediterranean coast in Alexandria. (..)" -- Other press reports: URL URL URL -- The Pyramids of Giza (Google's Street View) URL See also: "Explore the Pyramids of Giza with Google's Maps" URL [Submitted by Kat Newkirk and Bjorn Koopmans] * Press report: "More antiquities intended for smuggling detected, others to be returned soon" URL "(..) The Egyptian administration is close to detecting a new set of antiquities targeted for a smuggling operation, said Assistant Minister of Interior for Antiquities and Tourism Police, Major General Momtaz Fathi. (..) The time is fast approaching to recover 60 antiques found in Spain. (..)" Interview with the Assistant Minister of Interior for Antiquities and Tourism Police. * Press report: "Museums for free on World Tourism Day" URL "Ahmed Mutawa, director of the Archaeological Sites Development Department, said all museums will be for free on World Tourism Day on 27 September in order to encourage visitors to see Egypt’s diverse heritage. (..)" [Next three items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Der Kopf des Pharao" URL "Ein Halloween der Kultur und Wissenschaft: Impressionen von der Langen Nacht der Museen. (...) Grossandrang auch in der Archäologischen Sammlung (...) Auf einem Sockel steht der Kopf von Tutanchamun, König von Ägypten 1332 bis 1323 vor Christus (...) und da passiert es: Alle drehen sich um, Eltern, Kinder, die russische Mutter, der alte Mann, sie haben den Aufprall gehört. Es besteht kein Zweifel, der Kopf des Pharaos liegt am Boden, Stücke vom Hals sind abgebrochen, Gipsstaub überall. Ein wortloses Raunen, die Leute gehen einen Schritt zurück. Qualvolle Minuten – nein, waren es meine Kinder? (...) Gott sei Dank war der Königskopf nur eine Kopie." * Press report: "Treffen der Königinnen – Margrethe meets Nofretete" URL "Die dänische Königin Margrethe II hat ihren Berlin-Besuch für viel Kultur und Sightseeing genutzt. Am Mittwoch besichtigte die Monarchin das aufwendig restaurierte Neue Museum und darin vor allem das Prunkstück der Ägyptischen Sammlungen: die Büste der Königin Nofretete. Margrethe (74), im grün-blauen Ensemble mit passendem Hut, ließ sich von Friederike Seyfried, der Direktorin des Ägyptischen Museums, die archäologischen Besonderheiten erläutern. (..)" * Press report: "Javier Sierra. 'Dormir en la Gran Pirámide es lo más parecido a la muerte'" URL "Es un hecho poco conocido: dos noches antes de volver de su fracasada expedición egipcia, en 1799, Napoleón se encerró a solas dentro de la Cámara del Rey de la Gran Pirámide de Giza. (...) Javier Sierra (...) recrea ahora en _La pirámide inmortal_ (Planeta) aquel misterioso episodio.(..)" Interview with the author Javier Sierra about his new book. --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans, Kat Newkirk, and Michael Tilgner] * Contra recent rumours about its partial collapse, the Step Pyramid is safe and sound, the Ministry says: URL "(..) Kamal Wahid, director of Giza antiquities, told Ahram Online that restoration works at the Djoser Step Pyramid use the latest technology and are ongoing according to a plan approved by the antiquities ministry and its consultancy bureau. He added that the restoration work is also approved by UNESCO. (..)" URL URL "Shurbagy, l’entreprise chargée de restaurer le célèbre mausolée situé au cœur de l’antique nécropole de Memphis, serait en train d’en précipiter la destruction. (...) dans l’édition en ligne du quotidien Al-Arham du dimanche 7 septembre, Kamal Wahid, directeur des antiquités du plateau de Gizeh, a réfuté toutes les accusations portées à l’encontre de l’entreprise de restauration qualifiée de 'tout à fait compétente'. (...)" [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans and Kat Newkirk] * The Save Sekhemka Action Group has not yet given up on the statue sold by Northampton Museum to a private collector: URL "(..) “We are seeking to check if the statute was legally exported out of Egypt” (..)" [In one of the press reports listed above, the Assistant Minister of Interior for Antiquities and Tourism Police comments on the case, and mentions in passing that the statue would have been bought by a Qatari national. AKE] --MISCELLANEOUS-- * A blog has been opened for the work of the Austrian Archaeological Institute at Tell el-Dab’a (Avaris): URL * New entries at the blog of the Medieval Sai Project: URL -- "Neuchâtel – day 4" -- "Neuchâtel – day 5" -- "Neuchâtel – day 6" [conference report, 13th Int. Conference for Nubian Studies] [Next three items submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * New entry at the blog of the Penn Museum / Artifact Lab: URL -- "Conserving Egyptian Collections, day 2" [conference report] * New entry at the blog of the Egypt Centre, Swansea: URL -- "Pottery Stool from Amarna W345" * New entry at the blog of Gemma Ellen Smith: -- "Museum piece #16 -- Cat. 22690" URL [about Vatican Museums Cat. 22690 Naophorous statue of Udjahorresnet] * New entries at the blog of Egyptologist Maria Rosa Valdesogo Martin, in her "Hair and Death in Ancient Egypt" series: URL -- ""The Hand in the Mouth": Nursing the Baby in Ancient Egypt." +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * Giuseppina Capriotti Vittozzi (ed.), Egyptian Curses 1. Proceedings of the Egyptological Day Held at the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Rome, 3rd December 2012 in the International Conference "Reading Catastrophes". Archaeological Heritage & Multidisciplinary Egyptological Studies (AHMES) no. 1. Edizioni CNR, 2014. 120 pp. ISBN 978 88 8080 135 1. EUR 29,00. URL --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- * Krisztián Vértes, Digital Epigraphy. The Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2014. 202 pp. PDF and eBook. ISBN 978-1-61491-021-3 URL "(..) During the past several decades the Epigraphic Survey has refined its conventions and recording methodologies to fit with the widely divergent nature of the inscribed surfaces we record and the changing conditions in Egypt that are resulting in the accelerating decay of those inscribed surfaces. For the past two years we have been experimenting with new digital tools, software, and equipment that have allowed us to streamline our recording process while still achieving the highest degree of accuracy, the bottom line of any scientific documentation. It has always been our aim to share these conventions and methodologies with our friends and colleagues, and it is our great pleasure to present the initial results here now. (..)" --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans, Kat Newkirk, and Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * More articles in the online magazine Popular Archaeology, vol. 16 (Fall 2014): URL -- "Egyptian Mummies and Artifacts Brought Back to Life in Lab" URL [Featuring Molly Gleeson and the Penn Artifact Lab] -- "Museum Plans to Restore Ancient Egyptian Throne Room" URL [About Penn Museum's Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery and plans for a modern reconstruction of Merneptah's throne room] * New additions to the Propylaeum-DOK repository: -- Kahl, Jochem (2000) "Ein bislang unbeachtetes Beispiel für die Unschädlichmachung von Schriftzeichen aus dem sogenannten Menesgrab in Naqada", in: Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur, 28 (2000), pp. 125-129 URL -- Peust, Carsten (2001) "Takács Gábor. Etymological dictionary of Egyptian. Vol. 1: A phonological introduction. (Handbuch der Orientalistik. Erste Abteilung: Der Nahe und mittlere Osten. Handbook of Oriental Studies: The Near and Middle East, 48). Leiden, Boston, Köln, Brill 1999, in: Indogermanische Forschungen, 106 (2001), pp. 344-354 URL -- Peust, Carsten (2002) "Layton, Bentley: A coptic grammar. With chrestomathy and glossary. Sahidic Dialect. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2000", in: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 97 (2002), pp. 214-223 URL -- Schenkel, Wolfgang (1975) "Janssens, Gerard: Contribution to the verbal system in Old Egyptian. A new approach to the reconstruction of the hamito-semitic verbal system. Uitgegeven door de Sektie niet-Westerse filologie bij de fakulteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte. Leuven: Peeters 1972", in: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 70 (1975), pp. 340-344 URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- * TBA +++ (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 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, has a job opening for a Sackler Keeper of Antiquities. Deadline: 10 October 2014. Vacancy ID 114593 at URL * (&) The British Museum, London, is recruiting for an Administrative Assistant in the Ancient Egypt and Sudan Department. Closing Date: September 10th, 2014. URL * (&) Die Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn sucht für die Abteilung für Ägyptologie mit Ägyptischem Museum ab 15.10.2014 befristet auf drei Jahre einen Akademischen Rat auf Zeit (m/w) als Kurator(in) des Ägyptischen Museums der Universität Bonn. (..) Bewerbungen bis zum 15.09.2014 (..). URL * (&) Am Departement Altertumswissenschaften der Universität Basel ist zum 1. Februar 2015 die Stelle einer Assistentin/eines Assistenten (50%) in Ägyptologie zu besetzen. Bewerbungen (..) bis zum 15. Oktober 2014 (..). (#) * (&) The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan of the British Museum, London, is looking to recruit a Project Curator to support the One God: Three religions on the Nile exhibition project team. The exhibition deals with Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Roman through Fatimid periods (30BC-AD1171). Candidates will be educated to Masters level or equivalent in Archaeology, Art History, Ancient History or a related subject, with a specialisation in Late Antique and/or early Islamic Egypt. Closing date: 21st August 2014 URL * (&) Im Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln ist zum 01.04.2015 eine Professur (W3) für Ägyptologie zu besetzen. Deadline: 03.10.2014 URL * (&) The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL, is seeking a full-time Post-doctoral Research Associate to join the AHRC-funded project "Artefacts of Excavation: the international distribution of finds from British excavations in Egypt, 1880-1980". Closing Date: 27 Aug 2014 URL * (&) Institut für Ägyptologie der Universität Wien - Stellenausschreibung für 4 wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen (ägyptische Artefakte und archäobotanische Reste): -- 2 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen zur Fundbearbeitung (Praedoc., 70% Vollzeitäquivalent, über 3 Jahre mit Beginn ab 01.01.2015) -- 2 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen zur Bearbeitung von archäobotanischen Resten (Praedoc., 70% Vollzeitäquivalent. über 3 Jahre mit Beginn ab 01.01.2015) Fragen und Bewerbungen bis 22.8.2014. (#) * (&) Job opening: Petrie Museum Manager Closing Date: 29 Aug 2014 URL * (&) The Graduate School "Distant Worlds: Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies" of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich invites applications for 8 Doctoral-Positions / 2 PostDoc-Positions URL URL * (&) Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri has a tenure-track opening for an assistant professor in the history of the ancient Near East or eastern Mediterranean, specific specialty open: URL First date of consideration will be 9-15-2014 and will continue until the selection process is complete. * (&) The Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC) at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, Jilin Province, P. R. China, invites applications for a full-time Visiting Professorship in Egyptology. The appointment will be fixed term from 1st September 2014 through July 2015, with the possibility of an extension for the following year. (..) No set deadline: the position will remain open until filled, with priority given to early applications. (#) ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) Excellence Cluster 264 'Topoi' in Berlin offers a doctoral fellowship in Coptic Studies in research group B-4 'Space–Identity–Locality' starting Nov 2014 (deadline Sept 17, 2014). URL * (&) Excellence Cluster 264 'Topoi' in Berlin offers a postdoctoral fellowship (various disciplines possible) in research group C-2 'Space and Metaphor in Cognition, Language and Texts' starting Feb 2015 (deadline Nov 1, 2014). URL * (&) The application deadline of August 1st for the 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program core competition is quickly approaching. The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Of the 584 awards being offered this year, there are over 420 awards available in the field of Archaeology. Of these, 23 are specific to the field, while 402 are All Discipline awards offered in various regions around the world that welcome teaching and/or research proposals in any area of study, including interdisciplinary projects. (..) Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards URL The application deadline for most awards is August 1st. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions, visit our website at URL or contact us at email. * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society is delighted to announce that it will, with the generous support of the British Council, be awarding scholarships to three Egyptian nationals for the pursuit of their research in archaeology/Egyptology in the UK in 2014: URL * (&) Information on the Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants offered by the Archaeological Institute of America may be found at URL --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) Dr. Edmund S. Meltzer, Ray Grasse, and Joanne Conman are pleased to announce their first online study day, September 21, 2014 and their fall 2014 class and lecture schedule: URL * (&) Liverpool Ancient Worlds Summer School 2014 (1st September 2014 to 5th September 2014) The Department of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology at the University of Liverpool is pleased to announce the programme for the Ancient Worlds Summer School 2014. This year, we will focus on ancient languages (Hieroglyphs, Coptic, Latin and Greek). You can learn any of these languages with us from beginner level, and alongside the language learning, the courses feature lectures on the history and culture of Egypt, Greece and Rome. During your course, you will be exposed to a range of our unique research and resources. For further information, please visit the website at URL And feel free to contact the organiser, Dr Glenn Godenho at email (Tel: 0151 794 2475). * (&) GlyphStudy, a (free) student run study group on Yahoogroups, will be offering a Beginner’s section in Egyptian Hieroglyphs, to begin September 15, 2014, and using Collier & Manley (How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself). To sign up, (1) send an email (with First and last name and a working email address you check often, and the textbook/section you prefer (ex. C&M 2014)) to the admin at email, and (2) apply to join the main GlyphStudy list by sending an email to email over at GlyphStudy, URL --TRIPS & TOURS-- [Only tours organized by non-profit Egyptological organisations (notably if the proceeds go to public education or site excavation/conservation) will be listed here.] * TBA --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * (&) The Mendes Expedition is offering an Archaeological Field School in Egypt, at Tell er-Rub'a, during Summer 2015 (May 7, 2015 - July 10, 2015). Project Directors: Prof. Donald Redford and Dr. Susan Redford, Penn State University. Application Deadline: January 10, 2015. URL +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- Phoenix, September 15, 2014, 04:50-05:30 "Im Auftrag des Königs - Baumeister der Pyramiden" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- * The Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino has put online a video (1h 19 min) of this lecture (September 8, 2014, in English): "Latest Discoveries at Deir el-Medina on the Centennial of the French Concession", by Prof. Cédric Gobeil URL * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --SOFTWARE-- * TBA --MUSIC & THEATRE-- [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans and Kat Newkirk] * About the McCarter Theatre Center's production of "Antony and Cleopatra, at the Berlind Theatre in Princeton, through October 5, 2014: URL --FICTION (NOVELS, GAMES & MOVIES)-- * TBA +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA +++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- a) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date:..., 2014; 3:30pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA costs: $5 for the general public, $3 for museum members, free to ARCE-PA members info: email b) ARCE/New York Chapter * TBA date: ...., 2014; 6:30 p.m. place: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, 23rd Floor Reception (Entrance to 7 Times Square is on Broadway at 42nd Street (next to The Loft). Photo ID is required to enter the building. You will then proceed to the 5th floor Sky Lobby and take the second elevator bank to the 23rd floor reception). costs: free to the public, but advanced R.S.V.P. is required; please reply to email c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * TBA date: ... 2014; 7:30 PM place: Portland State University, Room 238, Smith Memorial Union costs: free and open to the public info: URL info: email (Rebecca Hodgin) d) Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU 15 East 84th Street New York, NY * TBA date: .., 2014; 06:00 PM info: URL e) ARCE/Chicago Chapter URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 5:00pm place: LaSalle Bank Room, the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago costs: free and open to the public info: tel. 773-702-1062. f) North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics * 43nd annual meeting of NACAL: "The Afroasiatic languages' contribution to general linguistic research" Abstracts of papers are invited before November 15th, 2014. date: February 13 -15, 2015 place: Georgetown University, Washington, DC info: URL g) ARCE/ Northwest Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm - 8:30pm place: Gowen Hall 201, University of Washington, Seattle costs: free and open to the public info: URL URL h) ARCE/Northern Texas Chapter URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start place: Fondren Science Building, Room 123, at the Southern Methodist University campus, 3125 Daniel, Dallas, Texas. costs: free to visitors and members (donations at the door welcome) info: email i) ARCE/New Orleans Area Interest Group (ARCE-NOLA) * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:00 PM place: Louisiana Art and Science Museum, 100 River Road South, Downtown Baton Rouge info: email; URL j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 2:30 p.m., place: Room 110, Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley Campus costs: no charge, donations are welcome. info: email k) Roanoke College 221 College Lane, Salem, Virginia 24153 * "May They Live Forever: Ancient Egyptian Mummies", by Dr. Salima Ikram date: Monday, September 15, 2014; 7 pm place: the College’s Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom. costs: open to the public info: URL URL l) - m) - n) - 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) - q) ARCE / Arizona Chapter website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5:30 p.m. place: University of Arizona Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd. Tucson, Arizona costs: free and open to all info: URL URL r) Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt * TBA date: .., 2014; 12-1 place: Room 208, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8298 info: URL s) - t) - v) Egypt Exploration Organization of Southern California 10535 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5 p.m. info: URL u) American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) URL * TBA --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7pm place: rm. 215, 4 Bancroft Ave. University of Toronto campus info: email --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2014; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: email URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) Egyptian Embassy, London, Education & Culture Bureau 4 Chesterfield Gardens, London W1. tel: 020 7491 7720; email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:45 pm b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18.30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: free, non-members welcome info: email URL ---Friends of the Petrie Museum--- URL * TBA date: ... 2014 info: email c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * TBA date: ..... 2014; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm place: EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG costs: members GBP 10 (students GBP 5), non-members GBP 12 (students GBP 6) info: URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 costs: free for members of the ESB and the University, £2.00 for non-members info: email e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 1.30 pm for a 2 pm start place: Main School Hall, Wyvern Technology College, Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Hants SO50 7 AN costs: GBP 3.0 members, GBP 6.0 non-members info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Wales, Swansea * "Ramesses II in Legend", by Alan Lloyd AGM for Friends members 6.30pm followed by public lecture at 7.00pm. date: Wednesday 24th September 2014; 7.00pm place: 'Fulton House 2' Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, GBP3.00 non-members info: tel. 01792 295960 g) Institute of Archaeology, University College London * Conference: "Company of images: modelling the ancient Egyptian imaginary world of the Middle Bronze Age (2000-1500 BC)" The purpose of this conference is to explore the fertile imaginary world of Middle Bronze Age Egypt through its material culture and the archaeological sources from which such material is recovered. Abstract deadline: 15 May 2014. date: 18-20 September 2014 costs: due to the limited availability of places please book in advance on line at URL URL info: the final programme is now available at URL info: URL info: programme and abstracts at URL URL * Conference: "Expanding Boundaries: Science and Theory in Prehistoric Studies" An open discussion between Prehistoric Egyptian/Nubian Studies and World Archaeology. Abstracts of papers are invited before 14 July 2014. date: 24-25 October 2014 place: Petrie Museum/UCL Institute of Archaeology info: URL h) Ashmolean Museum Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH URL * Conference: "Understanding Egyptian Collections: Innovative display and research projects in museums" The conference will focus on innovative ways of conserving, displaying, understanding and interpreting Egyptian collections. date: 1-2 September 2014 info: URL i) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * TBA j) University College London (UCL) * The Sixth Ancient Egyptian Language and Text Workshop (AELT 6) The purpose of AELT is to bring together text-based researchers in Egyptology in the UK and to provide a forum for sharing and discussing ideas, problems and issues. The intention is to highlight work in progress. date: 22 November 2014 info: URL ; email k) The British Association of Near Eastern Archaeologists URL * The 2015 BANEA Conference Abstracts of papers about the general theme ("borders and transitions") or other current issues concerning archaeology and/or history of the Ancient Near East and Egypt, including recent research and current field projects, are invited before is October 1st 2014. date: 7-9 January 2015 place: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and University College London. info: URL ---BANEA South-East/The London Centre for the Ancient Near East--- URL * TBA date: .., 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) University of Birmingham * 2nd Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Nationality, Authority and Individuality in Ancient Egypt" Abstracts of papers invited before 17th October 2014. date: 20th February 2015. info: email o) Early Glass Technology Research Network at University College London URL * Conference: "Things that travelled - Mediterranean Glass in the First Millennium AD” Organised by the Early Glass Technology Research Network at UCL in co-operation with the Association for the History of Glass (AHG)(URL) and the British Museum (URL). Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited before 30 June 2014. date: 28-29 November 2014 (two-day conference) places: The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London W1U; Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1; British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1 costs: regular ticket: 40 GBP; AHG members: 30 GBP; non-UCL students: 20 GBP; free to UCL students info: Daniela Rosenow, email info: call for abstracts at URL p) - q) - r) Oxford University * Current Research in Egyptology XVI: "Travel in Egypt" Abstracts of papers are invited before 15 November 2014. date: April 15–18, 2015 info: email info: URL s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:30 - 21:00 place: New King's 10, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3FX costs: free info: mail info: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society URL * The 2014 Philip Wickens memorial lecture: "Egypt in Kush: the Discoveries of F.W. Green" by Vivian Davies date: Saturday, 13 September 2014; 2.00 pm The Egyptologist F W Green travelled along the Nile in the first decade of the 20th century making a number of important discoveries which were never published. Using Green's recently uncovered diaries, Vivian Davies, former Keeper of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum, will highlight the discoveries, and set them in the context of current scholarship. place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ costs: free to members; visitors £3.00 (donation) info: email u) John Rylands Research Institute * Conference: "From Egypt to Manchester: unravelling the John Rylands papyrus collection" This conference aims to bring together scholars who are working or have recently worked on the John Rylands papyri. We welcome papers from any period and perspective based on papyri from our collection in any of the languages and scripts attested from the Ptolemaic to the early Arab period; deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2014. date: 4-6 September 2014. place: John Rylands Library, Manchester info: URL info: program at URL URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 14:50 for a 15:00 start place: Leemanszaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden costs: open to all info: email b) - c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * "A Syrian Palace for the Hyksos in ancient Avaris", by Prof. Dr. Manfred Bietak date: 10 September 2014; 15:00 place: Leemanszaal, RMO, Leiden info: URL e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) University of Bonn Egyptological Department Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn * Int. Conference: "Egyptian and Jewish Magic in Antiquity: Contexts, Contacts, Continuities and Comparisons" date: 6th-9th July, 2015 info: URL b) Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Schlaunstr. 2, 48143 Münster * TBA c) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA d) Freundeskreis Ägyptologie e.V.: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:30 place: Philosophicum, Hörsaal P 1, Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz e) Ägyptologisches Institut der Universität Leipzig Goethestrasse 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * TBA f) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA date: ..., 2014, 6:30 pm place: Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, room: 121 g) Münchner Arbeitskreis "Junge Aegyptologie" (MAJA) URL * TBA h) Institut für Ägyptologie und Altorientalistik Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, D 55099 Mainz * TBA i) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:30 costs: EUR 2,50 / 2; Mitglieder des Fördervereins have free entry. info: URL j) - k) Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie Universität zu Köln Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Köln * The second lecture in honorem Philippe Derchain: "The Papyrus Salt 825 in the Light of Recent Research", by Dr. Laurent Coulon date: Wednesday, 22 October 2014; 19:30 place: Hörsaal A2, Hörsaalgebäude, Universität zu Köln l) Uschebtie e.V. Der Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Seminars für Ägyptologie der Universität Köln URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 19:30 Uhr place: Hörsaalgebaäude, Hörsaal D, Universität Köln info: email --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * Multidisciplinary Conference on the Sinai Desert. Abstracts of papers are invited before 17 April 2014. date: 29 - 30 November 2014 info: URL b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * TBA date: ... 2014; 6:00 PM. place: Garden Room, British Council, 192 Sharei El-Nil St. Agouza-Cairo. costs: free, all welcome info: email info: URL c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * TBA d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: .. 2014; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) - f) - g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo URL * "Dating by events - The use of year-names during the Early Dynastic period", by Prof. Dr. Günter Dreyer date: 22 September 2014; 6 p.m. place: 31, Sh. Abu el-Feda, 11211 Cairo-Zamalek info: email * "Excavations of the IFAO at Istabl Antar (Fustat)" Lecture in memory of George Scanlon (1925-2014) by Dr. Roland-Pierre Gayraud date: 23 September 2014; 6 pm place: 31, Sh. Abu el-Feda, 11211 Cairo-Zamalek info: email * "To whom do the gods belong? The roots of Egyptian cults between local and supra-regional traditions", by Dr. Holger Kockelmann date: 8 October 2014; 6 p.m. place: 31, Sh. Abu el-Feda, 11211 Cairo-Zamalek info: email h) - i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2014; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email --ITALY-- a) International Association of Egyptologists * 11th International Congress of Egyptologists date: August 23–30, 2015 place: Egyptian Museum of Florence, info: URL b) - c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2014; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) Associazione Culturale "MUMMY PROJECT" URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:00 place: Libreria Labirinto, via Benvenuto Sangiorgio, 4, Casale Monferrato info: email --FRANCE-- a) Rencontres Egyptologiques de Strasbourg website * TBA date: ... 2014; 18h45 place: Maison des Associations, 1A place des Orphelins 67000 Strasbourg costs: non-members EUR 6 (students EUR 3) info: email b) l'Association Égyptologique du Gard URL * TBA date: ...2014; 20:00 place: Centre Pablo Néruda, 30000 Nîmes costs: free --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) University of Liège Place du 20-Août 7, B-4000 Liège * Conference: "Deir el-Medina and the Theban Necropolis in Contact: Describing the interactions within and outside the community of workmen." Abstracts of papers are invited before 20 May 2014 at email. date: 27-29 October 2014 --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA b) Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba Doctor Esquerdo, 16 - 6º derecha, Madrid 28028 * TBA date: ..., 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) - d) - e) - f) Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha URL * V Congreso Ibérico de Egiptología [5th Iberian Congress of Egyptology] date: Monday, 9 March 2015 - Thursday, 12 March 2015 place: Cuenca (Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) info: URL info: URL Call for Papers (in Portuguese): URL Call for Papers (in Spanish): URL Registration: until 30st June, 2014 [registration form at URL] Congress organizational committee: Dr. Antonio Pérez Largacha (President); Dr. Immaculada Vivas Sanz (Vice-president); and Ms. Sara Arroyo Cuadra (Secretary) --AUSTRALIA-- a) Macquarie University, Sydney * TBA --DANMARK-- a) - --SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ...2014; 18:30 place: Hörsaal KO2 F 150, Universität Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich costs: open for members, students, and the general public. info: email b) - c) International Society for Nubian Studies * 13th International Conference for Nubian Studies date: 1 - 6 September 2014 place: Université de Neuchâtel info: email info: URL --SWEDEN-- a) - --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * 5th International Congress for Young Egyptologists (ICYE) date: 16 - 20 September 2015 place: Wien --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA --ARGENTINA-- a) Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo Oriente (CEHAO) Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:00 costs: free info: email --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts Czech Institute of Egyptology Celetná 20, CZ-110 00 Prague 1 tel.: +420 224491394, fax: +420 224491628 URL * International conference: “The Crossroads II, or There and Back Again” Dedicated to the study of relations between Egypt, the Aegean, the Levant and the Sudan in the Second and First Millennia B.C.E. date: 15-18 September 2014. info: URL info: updated programme and abstracts at URL info: programme at URL --POLAND-- a) - --BRAZIL-- a) - --CROATIA-- a) Archaeological Museum Zagreb * 7th International Conference of Egyptologists (CECE7): "Egypt 2015: Perpectives of Research” date: Spring 2015 info: URL +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) Arizona Science Center 600 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 8500 URL * "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" date: May 31, 2014 - September 1, 2014 This interactive exhibit features authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition was earlier at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009), Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (October 24, 2010 - January 2, 2011), the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) (January 29, 2011 - May 1, 2011), the Mayborn Museum (May 28, 2011 - September 5, 2011), the Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines (November 25, 2011 - April 29, 2012), the Museum of Science, Boston (May 27, 2012 - September 3, 2012), the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (October 13, 2012 - January 1, 2013), the Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland ( February 2, 2013 - April 28, 2013), the Saint Louis Science Center (May 25, 2013 - September 2, 2013) and the Don Harrington Discovery Center, Amarillo, TX (September 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014), and the Connecticut Science Center, Hartford (February 1, 2014 - May 4, 2014). info: URL info: press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL b) The Oriental Institute Museum University of Chicago 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago IL 60637 URL * "In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East" date: April 8 [was: 7], 2014 - January 4, 2015. info: URL info: source - URL "Around forty other memorials, images, texts, and artifacts from the Oriental Institute's collection and from lending institutions will highlight the widespread use of stone effigies and food and drink offerings in the Near East and Egypt to commune with the dead. An epilogue will focus on echoes of these traditions in modern festivals of remembrance. (...)" info: press report at URL URL c) Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Kelsey, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390 URL * "Death Dogs: The Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt" date: February 6, 2015 - May 3, 2015 The exhibition will explore the history of Anubis, Wepwawet, and the other jackal gods of ancient Egypt and decipher their complex roles in Egyptian religion and understandings of death and the afterlife. The show will also explore the lasting appeal of these dogs as vivid symbols of ancient Egypt in modern times. info: URL d) - e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments & Amulets" date: November 19, 2009 - longterm installation [2nd prolongation; was: till June 30, 2013] Features thirty-five representations of individual body parts from the Brooklyn Museum's ancient Egyptian collection, many of which are displayed for the first time. This exhibition uses fragments of sculptures and objects created as distinct elements to illuminate the very realistic depiction of individual body parts in canonical Egyptian sculpture. info: URL * "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" date: July 24, 2013 - December 2014 [longterm installation] The exhibition explores the role of felines in everyday ancient Egyptian life, religion, mythology, and kingship. Among the ca. 30 objects are a gold-gilded statue of a Leonine Goddess from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, a large wooden statue of a cat, a selection of bronze and stone depictions of felines, and furniture and luxury items decorated with feline features. info: URL info: press reports at URL "(..) It will feature some 30 objects from the museum's permanent collection, like a gilded sculpture of a lion-headed goddess from between 770-412 BCE that has never been on public view before since it entered the museum's holdings in 1937. Other fine art felines on view will include a bronze sphinx sculpture of King Sheshenq from between 945-718 BCE, and an adorable-sounding cast bronze sculpture of a mother cat with four kittens nursing from ca. 666-30 BCE. (..)" With photo of a Greco-Roman cat statue. URL [For the statue of mother cat and kittens, see URL ] info: source - URL info: source - URL (PDF) info: press report at URL info: press reports at URL With large photo of the god Tutu as sphinx. URL (NY Times) With several photos of displays. info: press report at URL With photo of "Cat with Kittens" statue. info: press report at URL Interview with curator Yekaterina Barbash, and with some very nice photos of objects. info: press report at URL (FT) info: press report at URL f) Brownsville Museum of Fine Art. 660 E. Ringgold St., Brownsville, TX 78520 URL * "King Tutankhamun, Egyptian Treasures" date: November 11, 2013 - October 2014 [was: November 7, 2013 - February 28, 2014] Displays an estimated 165 objects (of which about 80 original artefacts (2000BC-800BC), the rest vintage replicas of KV62 items) from the private collection of Giovanni Amin. Opening gala on Nov. 7, open to the general public on Nov. 11. info: URL info: press reports at URL URL URL URL info: press report at URL "A 15-foot-tall sculpture inspired by King Tutankhamun's stone monuments arrived at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art Monday afternoon as workers inside the museum continued preparing the facility for the opening of the Egyptian Treasures exhibit (..). Although the temporary exhibit will only be in town through October 2014, the large statue - the work of Miguel Antonio Horn - will be on permanent display in front of the museum's entrance. (..)" info: press report at URL info: URL URL g) South Florida Science Center and Aquarium 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 URL * "Afterlife: The Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt" date: November 2014 - April 2015 info: source - URL "(..) features a replica of the tomb of Pharaoh Thutmosis III, a Rammeside male mummy believed to be the son of Ramses II (identified by CT scan on an History Channel episode), and more than 250 original Egyptian artifacts. (..)" URL "(..) In addition to more than 250 artifacts --- which include mummies, mummy cases and objects buried with Egyptian royalty --- the exhibition will also feature a replica of the tomb of Pharaoh Thutmosis III. (..) That exhibit will open in early to mid-November and close after Easter 2015, Crampton said. (..)"" h) - i) Science Museum of Western Virginia 1 Market Square SE #4, Roanoke, VA 24011 URL * "Wonderful Things From The Pharaoh's Tomb" date : June 14, 2014 - January 4, 2015 Travelling exhibition that features 124 replicas of items from Tutankhamun's tomb. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL Lists several related events, incl. a lecture on Monday, Sept. 15, at Roanoke College, by Prof. Salima Ikram. j) San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: October 11, 2014 - April 26, 2015. The travelling exhibition with more than 1,000 reproductions of artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Currently at Kansas City’s Union Station (April 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014). info:URL info: press reports at URL URL With video. URL info: English press report at URL Tickets are now on sale. k) Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104 URL * "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt" date: October 18, 2014 - January 18, 2015 Exhibition with more than 100 items from the Brooklyn Museum, including drawings and sculptures, as well as the mummified remains of dogs, cats, birds, snakes and crocodiles. Currently on display at the Bowers Museum, Santa Ana (March 22, 2014- June 15, 2014). info: URL info: source -URL l) - m) - n) Freer Gallery of Art Jefferson Dr. and 12th St., SW Washington, DC URL URL * "The Nile and Ancient Egypt" date: December 7, 2013 - TBA (indefinitely) On view are artifacts from the Freer Gallery's collection that illuminate the important role the Nile and water animals played in ancient Egyptian religion and concepts of the afterlife. info: URL info: press report at URL With some photos of artefacts. info: press reports at URL URL info: press report at URL o) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Avenue of the Arts 465 Hurlington Street, Boston, MA 02115 URL * "Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia" date: 19 July 2014 - 14 May 2017 Exhibition of more than 100 pieces of jewellery from ancient Nubia (1700 BC to 300 AD). info: URL info: English press report at URL With picture gallery. p) Staten Island Museum Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Building A 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 URL URL * Opening of the "Treasure Box" galleries date: Fall 2014 - ongoing Displays highlights of the Staten Island Museum's permanent collections. info: press release at URL "A collection of archeological treasures from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Italy, and the ancient Americas is to be showcased in a new exhibit at the Staten Island Museum. (..) The bulk of these antiquities once formed part of a private collection of some 2,000 items formed by Scottish natives Francis MacDonald (1825-1878) and his wife, Elizabeth (Eliza) Wallace MacDonald (1825-1911) (..). The most significant group of objects were the over 400 ancient antiquities from Egypt, the Levant, Greece, and Italy. (..) These [new] galleries will be located in the Museum's new, larger facility, due to open in fall 2014 in a landmarked 134-year- old Greek Revival building at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.(..)" info: examples from the collection - URL URL q) TBA San Antonio, Texas * "Animales sagrados egipcios: Un viaje a los secretos de la momificación" [Egyptian sacred animals: a journey into the secrets of mummification] date: TBA, 2014 Exhibition of eleven ancient Egyptian animal mummies, plus a collection of amulets and other funerary objects (a total of 220 objects). It also features (via videos) the results of the research (CT scans etc) conducted on the mummies by an interdisciplinary team of the University of Navarra since 2009. Earlier at (a.o.) the Museo Romano Oiasso, Irun (December 20, 2012 - April 14/15, 2013), the Bibat: Arkeologia - Fournier de Naipes Museoa, Vitoria-Gasteiz (25 April 2013 - 28 July 2013), and the Casa de los Botines, León (2 September 2013 - 20 October 2013). Currently at the Museo de la Siderurgia y la Minería, Sabero (León) (1 November 2013 - 5 January 2014). The exhibition might go to Cistierna before it moves to the USA. info: URL info: press report at URL "El Instituto Bíblico se lanza a la 'conquista' de América. El museo que dirige el leonés Jesús García Recio y que atesora en un ala de San Isidoro la colección Van Dijk -un millar de piezas de las primeras civilizaciones- abre una sede en Texas. (..) El Museo-Instituto Bíblico de León, que cuenta con 'delegaciones' en Cistierna, Madrid, Valladolid, Santiago de Compostela y Vitoria, planea organizar en la ciudad tejana exposiciones como la de Animales sagrados egipcios. Un viaje a los secretos de la momificación, expuesta recientemente en el edificio Gaudí y que ahora se traslada a Cistierna, tras haber recorrido Pamplona, Tudela, Irún y Vitoria. (..)" r) - s) Providence, RISD 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903 URL * "Reopening Egyptian galleries" date: June 13, 2014 - ongoing info: press releases at URL "The RISD Museum welcomes visitors to an entire floor of newly renovated galleries for ancient Egyptian art, Asian art, and costume and textiles. (..) Fresh installations of ancient Egyptian and Asian art include two prominent visitor favorites: the mummy and coffin of the Egyptian priest Nesmin (ca. 250 BCE) and the monumental Dainichi Nyorai Buddha (ca. 1150-1200). (..)" URL "(..) For the first time, the coffin of the Egyptian priest Nesmin can be seen open, giving visitors an intimate look at the underside of the lid and the image of the goddess Nut on the inside of the coffin base. (...) URL "The RISD Museum's two Egyptian galleries contain works of art dating back to 3500 BCE. (..) A careful look at objects provides insight into ancient Egyptian artistic training and practice. Incised lines on a recently acquired small Sculptor's Model of a Striding King (305-250 BCE), for example, may have guided an artist in the principles of proportions, allowing for the creation of colossal sculptures. (..)" info: file with labels of the ancient Egyptian objects on display - URL A few photos at URL info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press reports at URL URL t) - u) University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 URL * "Inside the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies" date: September 30, 2012 - ongoing Part exhibition, and part working laboratory, a glass-enclosed conservation lab allows you to watch conservators work on a wide array of Egyptian objects. info: URL info: URL info: matching blog at URL info: press reports at URL URL "(..) The archaeology and anthropology museum has identified 30 objects from its 42,000-piece Egyptian collection to be conserved during the evolving project. Many of the lab items have not been exhibited before because of their poor condition, said conservator Molly Gleeson. Among Gleeson's first projects are preserving the mummies of a cat, falcon and ibis. (..) Also undergoing study are hieroglyphic-inscribed slabs of wood that comprised the coffin of an Egyptian named Ahanakht, circa 2000 B.C. Conservation efforts led researchers to discover hidden inscriptions on the seams, said David Silverman, curator-in-charge of the Egyptian section.(..)" URL URL URL URL URL With slideshow. info: press report at URL "(..) The museum owns parts of a burial cloth on display now. It will be replaced by a high-resolution photograph in a few weeks to it won't be damaged by long-term exposure to light. (..)" With video. v) - w) The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 URL * Closed for renovation date: July 1, 2012 - Fall 2015 [was: till July 1, 2014] info: URL x) The Yale University Art Gallery 1111 Chapel Street (at York Street) New Haven, Connecticut URL * "Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire" date: August 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015 The exhibition will feature objects from across the Roman empire [incl. Egypt], many of which have rarely or never before been on view. info: URL Photos of objects: URL y) Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge URL * "Reopening Harvard Art Museums" date: November 16, 2014 [was: Fall 2014] - ongoing (permanent collection) info: URL "(..) The curators of ancient art and coins are thrilled to have great new spaces to display works from the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, whose dates span over four millennia, from Old Kingdom Egypt to the Byzantine Empire. (..)". URL "The galleries of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler museums are currently closed so that we may complete the final phases of our renovation and expansion project. A new state-of-the-art Harvard Art Museums facility designed by Renzo Piano will unite the three museums and open at our historic 32 Quincy Street location in the fall of 2014." info: source - URL "(..) The Harvard Art Museums---comprising the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum---will open their new Renzo Piano Building Workshop-designed facility to the public on November 16, 2014. (..) The Arthur M. Sackler Museum has one of the most significant collections of Asian art in the West, (..) it also includes important collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Near Eastern Art, a major numismatic collection, and paintings, ceramics, and extraordinary works on paper from Islamic lands and India. (...)" z) - za) - zb) - zc) Union Station 30 West Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO. 64108 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: April 4, 2014 - September 14, 2014 [prolongation; was: till September 7, 2014] First venue in North America to host this travelling exhibition of more than 1,000 reproductions of artifacts found in the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL (with photo gallery and video) info: URL info: URL info: press reports at URL URL info: press reports at URL "(..) It will include more than 1,000 reproductions of artifacts found in of Egyptian pharaoh's tomb, including the famous golden mask that covered the mummy's face, the alabaster canopic jars, his golden throne and his ceremonial chariot. (..) The artifacts inside include barges for the afterlife, jewelry and furniture, three nesting coffins, colorful wall paintings and figures of various gods. After passing through the four chambers, visitors will be able to inspect tomb replicas more closely in the second half of the exhibit. (..)" URL info: press report (with video) about the making of a 32-foot-tall polystyrene statue of Anubis that will be the sentinel for the exhibition: URL info: press report (with video) at URL Other press reports: URL URL info: press report at URL info: English press report at URL zd) Buffalo Museum of Science 1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14211 URL * "Mummies of the World" date: April 12, 2014 - September 21 [was: 7], 2014 The travelling exhibition "Mummies of the World", with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 95 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. Most recently it was at the Maryland Science Center (September 28, 2013 - January 20, 2014). info: URL info: URL info: press reports at URL URL URL With video. URL info: URL info: press report at URL info: press report at URL With video of TV report. info: press report at URL info: ticket sale end date at URL info: English press report at URL ze) Milwaukee Public Museum 800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233 URL * Reopening Ancient Galleries date: 2015 info: URL "(..) Exhibits with mummies, Persian warriors and a life-size King Tut driving his chariot are taking form in the back rooms of the Milwaukee Public Museum as craftspeople prepare a new permanent exhibit that will open in 2015. (..)" With slideshow. --CANADA-- a) The Old Port of Montreal / Viex-Port de Montréal Hangar 16, Clock Tower Quai / Hangar 16, Quay de l'Horloge Montréal (Québec) URL (English) URL (French) * "The Treasures of Tutankhamun / Les Trésors de Toutankhamon" The travelling exhibition with more than 400 reproductions of artefacts from KV62. date: July 11, 2014 - August 26 [was: 31], 2014 info: (English) URL (French) URL info: (English) URL (French) URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL info: English press report at URL With slide-show. info: French press report at URL "(..) Constituée de répliques d'objets découverts en 1922 dans la tombe du pharaon, la visite éducative intéressera les jeunes et les amateurs d'Égypte ancienne. (..)" b) Musee de la civilisation 16, rue de la Barricade, Québec G1K 7A6 URL * "Magic in Ancient Egypt" date: May 20, 2015 - March 3, 2016 Exhibition about the world of magic in Ancient Egypt, with objects on loan from the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, and the Musée du Louvre, Paris. info: URL c) Telus World of Science 11211 -- 142 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5M 4A1 URL * "Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology" date: October 11, 2014 - early 2015 The film series is used as both a starting point and a backdrop for an introduction to the real science of field archaeology. This travelling exhibition features an extensive collection of Indiana Jones film materials from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, along with photos and videos and artifacts from the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. Earlier it will be at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth (March 8, 2014 - August 10, 2014). info: URL info: press report (with video) at URL d) THEMUSEUM 10 King Street West, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3 URL * "Unwrapping Egypt" date: May 15, 2014 - January 4 [was: 15], 2015 Touring exhibition that features over 400 museum-quality replica artifacts focusing on the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The exhibition has toured Hong Kong, Japan, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and North America. info: URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL info: press release at URL "THEMUSEUM announced today a new collaboration with the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) to bring a three thousand year old mummy called "Justine" to display at its new Unwrapping Egypt exhibition. (..) The Mummy and coffin were found at Deir el-Bahari in Egypt and excavated in 1904 by Edouard Naville, a colleague of the ROM's first Director, Charles Trick Currelly. Justine was named by Gayle Gibson, a ROM Egyptologist, and is believed to be the wife of a wab-priest in the 21st or 22nd dynasty of Egypt and to have died in her late 20s.(..)" [Note here it says the exhibition will continue through February 2015 - contrary to what the ticket office suggests. AKE] --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "Ancient Lives, New Discoveries" [was: "Ancient Lives: New Encounters with Egypt and Sudan"] date: 22 May 2014 - 30 November 2014 info:URL "The exhibition will introduce visitors to eight real people who were mummified in ancient Egypt and Sudan. Using the latest technology to understand the mummies, the exhibition will unlock hidden secrets to build up a picture of their lives in the Nile Valley over a remarkable 4,000 years -- from prehistoric Egypt to Christian Sudan.(..)" info: URL "(..) This exhibition will explore the lives of eight people, who lived across a period of 5000 years between 3500BC and AD1500. From the daughter of a priest, to a temple singer and a child, this exhibition will get up close and personal with these individuals by understanding the food they ate, their mummification, their health and beliefs. Visitors will be invited to discover for themselves the mysteries of mummification through artefacts, interactive exhibits and other digital media." info: press report, with video, at URL URL info: press reports at URL With photos of CT scans and coffin of Tayesmutengebtiu. URL idem URL idem, incl. photos of a bronze razor and a toy horse. URL URL URL URL info: (English) press report (with video) at URL info: (English) press report (with audio interview with Dr John Taylor) at URL info: other English press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL With slideshow. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL info: press reports at URL URL With photo gallery. info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL About the mummy of Tjayasetimu: "(..) What the curators found was the remarkably well-preserved body of the girl, who stood a little over 4ft tall. The scans showed she still had a full head of shoulder-length hair, her face still in good condition and even milk teeth pushing through her gums. The discoveries enabled curators to estimate the little girl’s age at about seven years old, possibly as old as nine, and far younger than previously thought. (..) The hieroglyphs spelt out her name, meaning “the goddess Isis shall seize them” – a name that offered protection from evil spirits. They also gave her job title as “singer of the interior”, an important post in the [Amun] temple choir. (..) Tjayasetimu is a rare mummy, one of only three known in existence from that period in which the hands and feet are visible. (..) " With video. info: Spanish press report at URL info: new entry at the BM blog - URL info: English press reports (with pictures of mummy scans) at: URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL With a video of a TV report. info: English press report at URL Looks more closely at the scanning of the 'dancing woman' mummy that turned out to be that of a man. With photos. info: Italian press report at URL Includes an English video report: "Virtual autopsy: exploring a natural mummy from early Egypt" [6:55 mins.] info: Spanish press reports at URL URL Includes an English video report: " Scanning for the secrets of mummies" info: programme of events and lectures is available at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: French press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL [new] info: German press reports at URL "Londoner Forscher schickten acht Mumien in den Computertomografen. So wurden Abszesse sichtbar, aber auch Speisereste oder ein vergessener Spachtel. Das Ergebnis ist jetzt im British Museum zu sehen.(..)" info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL * Reopening of the "Early Egypt" Gallery (Room 64) date: 1 July [was: 7 June] 2014 - ongoing info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Of the 59 Jebel Sahaba victims, skeletal material from two has been included in the new Early Egypt gallery, which is permanent. The display includes flint arrowhead fragments and a healed forearm fracture. (..)" b) Ashmolean Museum Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH URL * "Discovering Tutankhamun" date: 24 July 2014 - 2 November 2014 Objects of the Amarna Period alongside material from the archives of Oxford's Griffith Institute will tell the story of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, its popular appeal, and will explore how modern Egyptologists are reinterpreting the evidence. info: URL info: URL The exhibition will feature many items from the Carter archive of the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford. This blog will provide insights into the organisation of this exhibition. info: promo video at URL info: URL Photos of 13 pieces from the MMA that are in the exhibition. info: press report at URL "(..) The Ashmolean's summer exhibition displays objects from ancient Egypt's Amarna Period (about 1350-1330 BC) with material from the archives of Oxford's Griffith Institute, celebrating its 75th year in 2014, to tell the story of the discovery of the tomb, its popular appeal, and to explore how modern Egyptologists continue to interpret the evidence. (..) Discovering Tutankhamun brings together objects, photographs, and archive material from leading collections to tell the story of the search for the tomb, the painstaking recording of its contents, and the research that continues to illuminate Tutankhamun and his world. On display are Harry Burton's iconic photographs, Carter's hand-written diaries, and the sketches and records made in the tomb as it was cleared from 1922-32. Much of this material from the Tutankhamun archive in the University of Oxford's Griffith Institute, has never before been exhibited in public. Other highlights include some of the finest art from the Amarna Period on loan from major international museums and from the Ashmolean's own superb collections. Objects which illustrate the frenzied enthusiasm for ancient Egyptian art and culture, including 1920s jewellery and fashion, decorative arts, and vintage posters and advertisements, explore the 1920s 'Tutmania' and the fascination with Tutankhamun which endures today. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL With examples of “Tut-mania”. URL "(..) Only when we are halfway through my guided tour of Discovering Tutankhamun does Liam McNamara, the Ashmolean Museum’s assistant keeper of Ancient Egypt, drop his bombshell. “These botanical samples,” he says, pointing to a small heap of seeds, “are the only items in the exhibition actually from the tomb.” That announcement might seem like the most enormous letdown. In fact, it points to something far more exciting. (..)" [Remainder only for newspaper subscribers] URL URL URL "(..) The present Lord Carnarvon (..) attended the exhibition opening and says the curse is nonsense. "Though the lights did all go out in Cairo, and his dog died here at home, at the exact moment he died," he added thoughtfully. " URL "(..) But despite the fame and importance of the tomb, specialists say that its contents have still not been properly studied and catalogued, nearly a century after its discovery. “The real curse is that too few scholars have devoted attention to the contents of the tomb,” says Paul Collins, the co-curator of “Discovering Tutankhamun” (..)" URL info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) With most of Tutankhamun's treasures too fragile to travel from Cairo, the only items in the exhibition from the tomb are some watermelon seeds and almonds that were left to feed Tutankhamen for eternity. "We've looked at the gold, but there's a lot more hidden behind it," explains the exhibition's co-curator Dr Paul Collins. "One of the biggest discoveries we made in putting this together was that only 30% of the objects from the tomb have actually been the subject of detailed scholarly study." The Ashmolean show focuses on the story of Carter's discovery and how it sparked a wave of "Tut-mania" across the globe. (..)" info: English press reports at URL "Discovering Tutankhamun brings together objects, photographs, and archive material from leading collections to tell the story of the search for the tomb, the painstaking recording of its contents, and the research that continues to illuminate Tutankhamun and his world. On display are Harry Burton’s iconic photographs, Carter’s hand-written diaries, and the sketches and records made in the tomb as it was cleared from 1922–32. Much of this material from the Tutankhamun archive in the University of Oxford’s Griffith Institute, has never before been exhibited in public. (..)" URL "(..) The only items on show from the tomb itself are handfuls of seeds—almonds, persea and watermelon—that were buried for the king’s spirit to use in the afterlife (and which are kept in the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew). The rest of the show is more patchy. One large room is devoted to the Tut-mania that took hold in the 1920s on both sides of the Atlantic. Besides press cuttings, posters, and a 1923 Bakelite record of a hit song called “Old King Tut”, it features a scattering of pharaoh-inspired items: a “Tuttoom” board game, a hand-beaded lurex jacket, a Cartier diamond brooch, a biscuit tin. One eye-catching object is a tall ritual couch ornamented with animal heads that was crafted by a sculptor in Hull. The final section, of ancient art, includes an elegant limestone head of Tutankhamun borrowed from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and a granite statue of the boy-king from the British Museum. (..)" URL URL "(..) If visitors arrive with expectation to find an abundance of ancient Egyptian relics, it is likely they will be disappointed. Instead, Discovering Tutankhamun is about the process of discovery itself. As a result, displays mainly comprise paintings and photographs used for cataloguing. Howard Carter came to Egyptology through his skills as a draughtsman and artist, commissioned to copy hieroglyphic inscriptions and tomb paintings at the age of seventeen. The archaeologist’s analytical drawings and watercolours are the highlight of the exhibition, particularly his imaginative reconstruction of a horse bridled with the trappings found within the Antechamber. At times it feels as much an art exhibition as an historical one. (..)" info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Tutankhamun was everywhere, a modern-day plague of Egypt. The US President Herbert Hoover named his dog King Tut and there was even a brand of lemons called - yes, you guessed it. (..) Like most things, says Paul Collins, one of the museum’s curators, it’s down to timing. The opulence and exoticism of the [KV62] treasures proved to be the perfect antidote to the horrors of the Great War. (..) “The combination of the exotic culture of ancient Egypt, the discovery of hidden treasure, and the lure of royalty, created a perfect storm during the Roaring Twenties.” (..) The so-called "Nile style" especially complemented Art Deco perfectly. (..)" c) The Garstang Museum of Archaeology University of Liverpool, 14 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 7WZ URL * "Reopening of refurbished and redesigned galleries" date: 17 July 2014 (Preview day only) [NB: The museum will only be open regularly on Wednesdays 10am-4pm from the beginning of August 2014 onwards] info: "There will be a few events held at the museum from July 17th onwards, before we fully open to the public at the beginning of August. (..)" [source: FB] Many objects that have never before been on public display will be exhibited (incl. some Predynastic ones). info: source - URL "(..) The collection includes objects excavated in Egypt, the Aegean, Sudan, Jericho, Anatolia and Great Britain. (..) The Garstang Museum is currently being refurbished and is due to re-open in early 2014.(..)" info: English blog entry by Julia Thorne, with photos of the opening day and of the displays, at URL info: English press release at URL About the making of the Museum's Beni Hasan Mural. d) Stranraer Museum The Old Town Hall, 55 George Street, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway DG9 URL * "Ancient Egyptians at Stranraer Museum" date: 14 June 2014 - 6 September 2014 An exhibition with hands-on activities and mini reconstructions. info: URL e) - f) The Atkinson Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB URL * Opening of the new Egyptology gallery date: 24 October 2014 - ongoing info: URL "(..) This stunning collection of Egyptology will be back on display for the first time in 40 years. The Egyptology gallery will offer visitors the chance to travel back thousands of years to the time of the pharaohs. Visitors will be given the opportunity to get up close and personal with a mummy and will be able to marvel at rare paddle dolls, magnificent jewellery and beadwork, a sarcophagus lid nearly 3000 years old and perfectly preserved leather sandals worn by an ancient Egyptian over 4500 years ago. (..)" info: some info in a flyer at URL info: English press release at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The collection belonged to female adventurer Anne Goodison who collected it in the late 1800s. Anne's husband George was a civil engineer and local landowner, after whom Everton FC's ground was named. It comprises 1,000 pieces, collected on trips to Egypt before the tomb of Tutankhamen was even discovered. It was housed in her own museum room at her family home. After her demise in 1906 aged 61, her husband had no interest in the collection and sold it to a local man, Mr T. Davies, who donated it to Bootle Museum and Gallery. When the building closed in the 1970s it was transferred to The Atkinson where it has been kept in storage until now. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL g) Manchester Museum The University of Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL URL * title TBA [on votive animal mummies] date: September 2015 - March 2016 Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. info: source - Petrie Museum FB and URL info: blog report about the preparations for the exhibition - URL h) Buckingham Palace SW1A 1AA London * "Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East" date: October 31, 2014 - February 22, 2015 This exhibition documents the journey of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1862 to Egypt, Palestine and the Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece, via the work of British photographer Francis Bedford (1815-94) who accompanied him. The exhibition includes archaeological material brought back to Britain by the Prince of Wales from the excavations he had visited during his tour - e.g., a statue of the 12th Dynasty queen Senet, the BD papyrus of Nesmin, the stela of Nakhtmontu, and scarabs. Earlier in Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh (March 8, 2013 - July 21, 2013). info: URL i) j) Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery Barker St, Shrewsbury SY1 1QH** URL * "Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth from Myth" date: 24 January 2015 - 26 April 2015 The travelling exhibition with more than 150 objects from the collections of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Birmingham Museums. Currently at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery (15 March 2014 - 25 May 2014). info: source: URL k) 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) - m) - n) The Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UW. URL * "Harry Burton's Photographs" date: November 4, 2012 - TBA info: press report at URL "The Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester is celebrating the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb in the Valley of the Kings. From this week it is showing an exhibition on the photographic images of Harry Burton who documented the discovery. (..) The duotone reproductions in the exhibit concentrate on three years of Howard Carter's work in the tomb from the break-in until the revelation of the famous Golden Mask of the young pharaoh. " --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Allard Pierson Museum Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam URL * "Het Petrie Perspectief" date: 2016 Looks at how ancient Egyptian objects ended up in Dutch museums, with special attention to the system employed by William Flinders Petrie to distribute artefacts from his excavations accross museums worldwide. info: URL Information about the project. b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * "Luxor toen en nu" [Luxor then and now] date: 2 April 2014 - 21 September [was: 31 October] 2014 Exhibition of photographs made by Egyptologist Robert J. Demarée in and around Luxor between 1960 and 2010. info: URL c) - d) Drents Museum Brink 1, 9401 HS Assen URL * "Mummies. Overleven na de dood" [Mummies - Surviving after death] date: 4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014 Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. info: URL info: English flyer at URL info: press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: press reports (in English and German) at URL URL info: a book about the exhibition has been released: Vincent Vilsteren, Mummies - Overleven na de dood. WBooks, 2014. Hb, 192 pp. ISBN: 9789462580046 URL With 17 online preview pages. info: press report at URL info: press release at URL The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Budapest, Luxembourg, Hildesheim, Basel, Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. info: German press report at URL "Noch eine Woche läuft sie im niederländischen Assen, dann geht es im September nach Budapest - und das wird noch nicht die Endstation sein. Die Ausstellung 'Mumien der Welt' der Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen zieht weiter Besucher auf der gesamten Welt an." --GERMANY-- a) Martin von Wagner Museum Antikensammlung Residenzplatz 2 A, 97070 Würzburg URL * "GRiechisch - ägYPTISCH. Tonfiguren vom Nil" [Greek - Egyptian - Cryptic. Terracotta figurines from the Nile] date: 16 October 2013 - 5 October 2014 [prolongation; was: till 27 July 2014] About 200 terracotta figurines from Greco-Roman Egypt, stemming from private collections and on view for the first time. info: press release at URL Flyer: URL info: URL info: press reports at URL "Als Alexander der Große Ägypten eroberte, legte er die Grundlage für eine der ersten multikulturellen Gesellschaften. Die Dynastie der Ptolemäer trat das Erbe der Pharaonen an, griechische und ägyptische Traditionen und Bräuche verschmolzen im Laufe der folgenden Jahrhunderte. Was am Nil entstand, war eine bunte Welt aus Göttern und Tieren, Nationalitäten und verschiedenen Kulturen. Ein Abbild jener Zeit ist derzeit im Würzburger Martin-von-Wagner- Museum zu sehen: Rund 200 Tonfiguren vom Nil erzählen vom Alltagsleben und der feinen Gesellschaft, von Sehnsüchten und erotischen Fantasien in der Spätzeit Ägyptens.(..)" URL info: press report at URL "Die tönernen Zeugen ägyptischer Kulturgeschichte stammen aus der Privatsammlung des Ägypten-Kenners Friedrich Gütte, der sie im Kunsthandel erworben hatte. Ein Jahr lang haben Studierende des Instituts für Altertumswissenschaften an Konzept und Ausführung der Ausstellung gefeilt, um den Figuren ihre Rätsel zu entlocken. In zehn Vitrinen wird jetzt die thematische Vielfalt der Figuren nach Leitmotiven gebündelt: (...)" info: press report at URL "(..) Da steht eine ganze Welt auf tönernen Füßen. Und das ganz wörtlich: Gut 100 spannenlange Figürchen tummeln sich in den Vitrinen im Würzburger Martin-von-Wagner-Museum. Götter, Gesindel und Getier -- und was die Kleinplastiken noch alles darstellen mögen -- sind samt und sonders aus Ton. Sie legen Zeugnis ab von einer der ersten multikulturellen Gesellschaften der Menschheit: Ägypten war in der Zeit nach der Eroberung durch Alexander den Großen (332 bis 331 vor Christus) und unter den römischen Kaisern ein Völkergemisch aus Griechen, Römern und Ägyptern. Die Alltagskunst spiegelte das wider. Sie vereinte Elemente und Ideen aus den verschiedenen Kulturen und sorgte so für eine Art Völkerverständigung -- zumindest im Bereich der Kunst. (..)" info: URL info: German press report at URL b) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * "Bronzen -- Gusstechnik und Kunstwerke pharaonischer Zeit" date: 23 October 2014 - 19 April 2015 info: source - URL c) LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern Grubenweg 5, 44388 Dortmund URL * "Über Unterwelten. Zeichen und Zauber des anderen Raums" date: 29 March 2014 - 2 November 2014 info: URL info: press release at URL Among the objects on display are a mummy and three ushabtis from the Diakonie-Museum Düsseldorf. info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL d) - e) - f) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst München Gabelsbergerstraße 35, 80333 München URL * "Nofretete - tête-à-tête. Wie Kunst gemacht wird" [was: "Tea with Nefertiti. Wie Kunst gemacht wird. Künstler -- Museum -- Publikum"] date: 7 May 2014 - 7 September 2014 The exhibition examines our perceptions of an artwork from three distinct perspectives: the artist, the museum, and the public. Through revisiting the contested histories of how Egyptian collections have been amassed by numerous museums from the 19th century onwards, it brings together antiquities, modernist works, archives, and 26 international contemporary artists and artist collectives. Among the antiquities is a number of Pharaonic, Coptic, Islamic and Orientalist works. The exhibition was earlier at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar (November 17, 2012 - March 31, 2013), under the title "Tea with Nefertiti: The Making of the Artwork by the Artist, the Museum and the Public", and at the Institut du monde arabe, Paris (April 23, 2013 - September 8, 2013), under the title "Le théorème de Néfertiti"; currently it is at the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM) (7 November 2013 - 26 January 2014), and it is said to travel to BOZAR, Brussels, in 2014. info: URL info: URL info: source - URL "(..) The exhibition will travel to the Museum of Egyptian Art (Staatlichen Museum Ägyptischer Kunst -- SMAK) in Munich where it will be on show from April until September. (..) A bilingual catalogue (German/English) edition [is] to be published by SMAK." info: news blog at URL info: press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) More than 100 artworks, produced in different media by 26 modern and contemporary artists from Egypt and across the globe, are juxtaposed with Ancient Egyptian, Islamic and Coptic archival material in this exhibition. (..)" info: German press report at URL "An ihr kommt keiner vorbei. Nofretete schafft es locker, auch in einer Ausstellung mit Werken der Klassischen Moderne und der aktuellen Kunst prägend präsent zu sein. Das nicht nur, weil sie Künstler inspiriert, sondern weil sie ein tolles Werbe-Instrument ist. (...) Direktorin Sylvia Schoske wollte die Präsentation ?nicht eins zu eins übernehmen?. Ihre Intervention gibt ?Nofretete tête-á-tête. Wie Kunst gemacht wird? einen fabelhaften Schub: Denn viele Werke sind direkt in die Dauerausstellung der altägyptischen Exponate integriert, und zwar auch lustige und respektlose." info: audio report "Nofretete im Ägyptischen Museum München" [3:53 mins.] at URL info: German press reports at URL URL "Die hintergründige Schau beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, wie Kunst gemacht wird ? durch Einflüsse, die der Künstler in sein Werk aufnimmt, durch Museen, die Objekte versichern und ausstellen, und schließlich durch das Publikum, das Kunstwerke auch außerhalb des musealen Raumes wahrnimmt." g) Naturmuseum und Ethnologische Sammlung Gerberau 32, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau URL * "Die Letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Das spätantike Ägypten"] date: end of 2015 [was: 19 July 2014 - 11 January 2015] info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL h) Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte Rathausstraße 75-79, D-66333 Völklingen * "Ägypten - Götter. Menschen. Pharaonen. Meisterwerke aus dem Museo Egizio Turin" [Egypt - Gods. People. Pharaohs. Masterpieces from the Egyptian Museum, Turin] date: 25 July 2014 - 22 February 2015 The world of the gods and daily life will be shown in some 200 exhibits from the Egyptian Museum, Turin. info: press release at URL info: press report at URL "(..) Zu sehen sind zudem Steinplastiken, Behälter für die Eingeweide, Alabastergefäße und Papyri - eines davon misst gar zehn Meter Länge.. 'Das sind alles Originale', verspricht Generaldirektor Meinrad Maria Grewenig." - All pieces are originals. info: URL info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL Includes a video report [the first 3 mins.] and an audio report [3:52 mins.]. info: Italian press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL info: Luxembourgish press report at URL Includes a slideshow and an audio-report [2:48 mins.] with the Luxembourgish text. info: French press reports at URL With photo gallery. info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: German press report at URL "Mehr als 8.000 Besucher nach erster Ausstellungswoche" URL URL info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Filigrane Figuren des Schakals, des Apis-Stiers und schliesslich der hellenistisch geprägten Isis-Aphrodite, die ihren Weg bis ins antike Rom finden sollte, kontrastieren noch einmal mit den mächtigen Maschinen zur Eisengewinnung, deren Funktionen beim Rundgang im benachbarten Science Center Ferrodrom und in den Sinteranlagen und Hochöfen deutlich werden. Die meisten Besucher scheinen von diesem Aufeinandertreffen von uralter und moderner Kultur überwältigt. Doch gibt es auch kritische Stimmen, die mehr Struktur und Inszenierung des Pharaonenreiches durch Kulissen, Requisiten und Begleitvideos vermissen. (..)" info: German press reports at URL "Am Mittwoch, den 20. August 2014, hat die Ausstellung (...) die Besuchermarke von 30.000 überschritten." URL "Mumien, Särge, Grabsteine, Hieroglyphen. Statuetten von Stadtschreibern, Fruchtbarkeitssymbole, Papyrussandalen. 250 kostbare Zeugen einer vergangenen Hochkultur. Sie stehen zwischen den gigantischen Gebläsemaschinen, die von der industriellen Hochkultur des Saarlandes übrig geblieben sind. Der Dialog zwischen den auf Hochglanz polierten Maschinen und den alten Zeitzeugen ist perfekt, harmonisch gehen Industriekultur und Ägyptologie aufeinander zu. (...) Die Ausstellung zeigt eine Welt, die uns teilweise recht fremd erscheint. Die gekonnte Inszenierung, die klar verständlichen Erklärungen, die jede einzelne Etappe begleiten, machen den Besuch jedoch zu einem unvergleichlichen Erlebnis."i) - j) - k) Gustav-Lübcke-Museum Neue Bahnhofstraße 9, 59065 Hamm URL * Re-Opening of the Ancient Egyptian department date: August, 2015 - ongoing info: URL "(..) Den Abschluss und Höhepunkt des Premierenjahres bildet die Wiedereröffnung der ägyptischen Abteilung. Das Gustav- Lübcke-Museum kann mit der größten ägyptischen Sammlung in Westfalen überzeugen und setzt hier ebenfalls einen neuen Schwerpunkt in der Präsentation. Die wertvollen Stücke werden künftig in klimatisierten Räumlichkeiten stehen und sind, atmosphärisch inszeniert, in leicht verständliche Themenbereiche gegliedert -- von den Jenseitsvorstellungen über die Tempelkultur und die Götterwelt bis zum Alltagsleben." info: source - URL " (..) Im Mai 2015 folgt dann die Eröffnung der Abteilungen Archäologie und Angewandte Kunst und im August 2015 der Höhepunkt mit der Abteilung ?Altes Ägypten?, schließlich verfügt das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum über die größte ägyptische Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet." l) Museum und Park Kalkriese Venner Straße 69, 49565 Bramsche URL * "Mumien -- Reise in der Unsterblichkeit" date: 10 May 2014 - 5 October 2014 Exhibition of ca. 80 objects on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Florence, which focuses on the religious concept of the netherworld, the sophisticated burials and the processes of embalming and mummification. info: URL English: URL info: press report at URL info: URL info: flyer - 2 pp. - pdf-file (0.4 MB): URL info: press report at URL with slideshow; includes a video report [1:19 mins.] info: German press report at URL "Originale Mumien, Götterbildnisse, kostbare Schriften auf Papyrus, Salbgefäße und Werkzeuge für die Mumifizierung: Rund 80 Exponate aus dem ägyptischen Museum in Florenz geben einen faszinierenden Einblick in den Totenkult der alten Ägypter." Includes a slideshow and a video report [1:53 mins.]. info: URL URL m) Schloss Meßkirch Schloßstraße 1, 88605 Meßkirch URL * "Vom ägyptischen Totenbuch bis zur Gutenbergbibel" date: 2016 info: source - URL "(..) eine Ausstellung von rund 60 hochwertigen Faksimile- Ausgaben berühmter und seltener Handschriften (..), über die Entwicklung der Buchkultur. (..)" n) Stiftung der naturkundlichen Sammlungen Th. Thomas Westerkampstr. 10, 49082 Osnabrück place: Bahnhofshalle Bramsche * "Schätze des Niltals - Vermächtnis einer Hochkultur" [Treasures of the Nile Valley - legacy of an advanced civilization] date: August 30, 2014 - November 7, 2014 Exhibition with replicas from Ancient Egyptian objects, including a replica of the funerary mask of Tutankhamun. info: German press reports at URL URL info: about the exhibition project Egyptology - URL "Durch eine sehr enge Zusammenarbeit mit der Antikenverwaltung in Kairo ist es uns möglich, originalgetreue Replikationen dieser atemberaubenden Fundstücke zusammenzutragen, um so beispielhaft die kulturelle Entwicklung des Menschen zu dokumentieren." info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Elf Vitrinen auf dem Weg zum Bramscher Bahnhof (..)" info: "Lehrerinfo Ausstellung "Schätze des Niltals""[pdf] URL info: German press reports at URL "Noch sind die allerletzten Aufbauarbeiten im Gange. Doch das, was im Bramscher Bahnhofsgebäude bereits zu sehen ist, macht neugierig auf die Ausstellung (...)" Includes a slideshow. URL "'Medizin und Hygiene', 'Religion und Gotteskult', 'Schrift und Papyrus', 'Astronomie', 'Kunst und Alltag' sowie 'Architektur' sind die Themenbereiche, mit denen sich die Ausstellung, neben einer allgemeinen 'Einführung in das Zeitalter', beschäftigt." o) Ägyptisches Museum - Georg Steindorff Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * "Kopiert -- Gefälscht -- Verkitscht. Altägypten neu" date: 11 July 2014 - 12 November 2014 Exhibition that focusses on how the modern world has reacted to ancient Egyptian art. info: URL "(..) Mit bisher im Ägyptischen Museum noch nicht gezeigten Beständen moderner Ägyptenrezeption, teilweise alt bekannten Objekte in neuer Aufstellung, erweitert um verschiedene Leihgaben, führt die Ausstellung in ein Spannungsfeld zwischen Fälschungen, Originalen, Modellen, Kopien und Rezeptionen bis hin zu gegenwärtigen Kitsch- und Basarobjekten." p) Olympiapark München Kleine Olympiahalle Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, 80809 München * "Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 3 April 2015 - 13 September 2015 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. info: URL info: URL info: URL q) - r) - s) - t) - u) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, Hildesheim URL (Engels: URL) * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos" [new title; was: "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum"] date: 13 September 2014 - 11 January 2015 This exhibition on the Egyptian belief system will focus on an exquisitely illustrated Greco-Roman-period papyrus-the Book of the Faiyum- that describes the creation of the universe and depicts the daily journey of the sun god. This will be the first time in more than 150 years that the manuscript, which was divided up for sale in the 19th century, will be reunited. An earlier venue will be the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (October 13, 2013 - January 5, 2014), a later venue will be the Reiss- Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim (Spring, 2015). info: URL info: URL info: URL info: source - URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Die Ausstellung versammelt Darstellungen des Krokodilgottes Sobek aus verschiedenen Museen. Vor allem aber verdeutlichen ihre rund 100 altägyptischen Statuen, Reliefs und anderen Objekte den religiösen Inhalt des Papyrus aus der Fayum-Oase. (..) Lists several publications about the Book of the Faiyum, by Prof. Horst Beinlich. * Opening of the "Museum der Sinne" date: 22 March 2014 - ongoing (permanent collection) info: source - URL URL "(..) In der neuen Dauerausstellung, über Altägypten, Altperu, China, Frühe Menschen und die Erdgeschichte setzt das Museum auf Barrierefreiheit und bietet ein Guidesystem für Blinde, eine Bodenlinie hilft bei der Orientierung. "Für Gehörlose stehen Informationen in Gebärdensprache zur Verfügung und für Rollstuhlfahrer haben wir auf geeignete Betrachtungs- und Greifhöhen geachtet. Texte sind in Groß- und Brailleschrift verfasst, auf Monitoren laufen Informationen in Gebärdensprache. (..)" URL Opening event on 21 March. v) - w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim URL * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos"/ "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum" date: cancelled [was: Spring 2015] info: source - German press report at URL "(..) Im September geht es mit "Die Entstehung der Welt" über Ägyptens Schöpfungsmythos weiter, einer Ausstellung, die in Europa nur in Hildesheim und in Wien gezeigt wird." * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" date: 16 November 2014 - 17 May 2015 The exhibition is thematically oriented and will display all aspects of ancient Egyptian art and culture, from the early beginnnings to the Coptic period. Highlights will be the brilliantly illustrated BD of an Amenemhat which is 9 m long and outstanding findings from the Giza necropolis. A reconstruction of the tomb of the mayor of Thebes [Sennefer] will allow the visitor to dip into the exciting world of Egypt. info: URL 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 (..)." x) - y) - z) - za)-zc) - zd) - ze) K20 K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Grabbeplatz 5, 40213 Düsseldorf, URL * "Nach Ägypten! Die Reisen von Max Slevogt und Paul Klee" [was: "Von Max Slevogt bis Paul Klee. Ägyptenrezeption in der deutschen Malerei der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts"] date: 6 September 2014 - 4 January 2015 [was: August 2014 - January 2015] Looks at the influence of journeys to Egypt on the works of artists like Impressionist Max Slevogt (1914) and Bauhauskünstler Paul Klee (1928/29). The exhibition will first be in the Galerie Neue Meister, Altertinum Brühlische Terrasse, Dresden (April 20, 2014 - August 3, 2014). info: URL "Rund 120 Gemälde, Aquarelle und Zeichnungen zeigen die Auseinandersetzung der beiden Künstler Max Slevogt und Paul Klee mit ihren Ägyptenreisen 1914 bzw. 1928/29. (..)" info: URL info: source - URL info: German press report at URL "Am Freitag eröffnet im K 20 eine Ausstellung über die Ägyptenreisen von Paul Klee und Max Slevogt. Ein Gespräch mit der Kuratorin Anette Kruszynski aus der Kunstsammlung. (...) Wie ist der Blick von Slevogt und Klee auf Ägypten? Kruszynski: (...) Slevogt und Klee behalten den kolonialen Blick. (...) Was erwarten sie am Nil? Kruszynski: Das Natürliche, das Ursprüngliche. Klee sucht auch noch die Wiege der abendländischen Kultur. Beide sehen sich auf ihren Reisen die Monumente an, aber diese Themen erscheinen nicht in ihrem Werk." --AUSTRIA-- a) TBA, Wien or Leoben * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos" date: TBA, 2015 This exhibition on the Egyptian belief system will focus on an exquisitely illustrated Greco-Roman-period papyrus-the Book of the Faiyum- that describes the creation of the universe and depicts the daily journey of the sun god. Earlier venues: Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (October 13, 2013 - January 5, 2014), Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim (13 September 2014 - 11 January 2015). info: source - German press report at URL "(..) Im September geht es mit "Die Entstehung der Welt" über Ägyptens Schöpfungsmythos weiter, einer Ausstellung, die in Europa nur in Hildesheim und in Wien gezeigt wird." info: earlier press reports placed the venue in Vienna (URL) but others now place it in the Kunsthalle of Leoben URL Neither venue is confirmed by the host museum yet. b) Kunsthalle Leoben Kirchgasse 6; 8700 Leoben URL * "Ägypten -Von Alexander dem Großen bis Kleopatra: Die letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Kleopatra VII"] date: 24 April or 15 May 2015 - 1 November 2015 info: URL "(..) Neben beeindruckenden Leihgaben aus der Eremitage in St. Petersburg, dem Louvre in Paris, dem KHM in Wien, der Glyptothek in Kopenhagen oder der Antikensammlung in Berlin, sollen Modelle (z.B. vom Leuchtturm in Alexandria), Filme (z.B. von den Unterwassergrabungen in den Buchten vor Alexandria) und Animationen das Leben und Wirken dieser historisch ungemein interessanten Persönlichkeiten der Antike dem Besucher eindrucksvoll vergegenwärtigen. Die Ausstellung greift Zusammenhänge der antiken Geschichte auf, die in dieser Form noch nie zuvor gezeigt wurden!" info: press reports at URL URL "(..) Als Kooperationspartner wird wieder das Reiss-Engelhorn- Museen in Mannheim fungieren, in Leoben werde die Erstpräsentation erfolgen. (..)" --EGYPT-- a) The Egyptian Museum Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo tel: +20 2 5742681, 5754319/10; fax: +20 2 5795133 * TBA b) Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chatby, Alexandria 21526 URL * TBA --ITALY-- a) - b) Museo Egizio di Torino Via Accademia delle Scienze 6 - Torino * Re-opening of renovated galleries date: April 1, 2015 - ongoing info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "The Egyptian Museum of Turin, which houses the world’s second largest collection of Egyptian antiquities after the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, is undergoing a major transformation, which will see its space doubled once renovation work is completed. The exhibition space will go from 4,500 square meters to 9,000 and will feature more than 6,500 artefacts, which will also be available for multimedia viewing through tablets and smartphones. Expansion work is expected to be completed by February 2015. " [new] info: Italian press report at URL "Il conto alla rovescia terminerà il 1 aprile 2015: in questa data, il Museo Egizio di Torino inaugurerà gli spazi totalmente rinnovati e volterà pagina nella propria storia, per entrare ufficialmente e con tutti i requisiti nel novero delle principali gallerie internazionali. (..)" * "Torino e l'Egitto" date: 2015 info: source - URL c) - d) - e) Opificio delle Pietre Dure Via Alfani, 78, 50121 Firenze URL * "Dall'Egitto dei Faraoni al Giappone dei Samurai attraverso il Medio Oriente islamico: recenti restauri del Settore Materiali Tessili dell'Opificio" date: 21 May 2014 - 13 September 2014 Exhibition about the restoration of ancient textiles, among them some from Ancient Egypt. info: URL info: source (in English) - URL info: Italian press report at URL URL info: English press report at URL f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4 - 00197 Roma URL * "Alla scopterta della Tomba del faraone Tutankhamon" date: TBA (coming soon) info: URL * "Museo 2nd edition: La Diversita' delle espressioni culturali dell'egitto" [The diversity of cultural expressions in Egypt] date: cancelled? [was: October 2013 - TBA, 2015] info: URL info: press report at URL The "1st edition" of the museum ran from 2010 till 2013, and will be replaced by a different collection. g) - h) Palazzo Te Viale Te, 13, 46100 Mantova URL * "Magia. Religiosità e simbolismo nell'antico Egitto" date: Spring 2014 An exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts from the collection of the Palazzo Te and from private collections in Lombardy. info: source - press report at URL --FRANCE-- a) Musée de Soissons Ancienne Abbaye Saint-Léger 2 Rue de la Congrégation, 02200 Soissons URL * "Tanis, une capitale illustre de l’Egypte Ancienne" date: 15 March 2014 - 12 October 2014 Photographic exhibition about the archaeological work done at ancient Tanis by Auguste Mariette, Pierre Montet, and Philippe Brissaud. There are also ancient artefacts from the Musée de Picardie (Amiens) and private collections. The present archaeological work at Tell Dibgou is also spotlighted. info: URL info: URL URL b) Musée du Louvre-Lens Rue Paul Bert, 62300 Lens URL URL * "Des animaux et des pharaons - Le règne animal dans l'Egypte ancienne" date: 4 December 2014 - 9 March 2015 Exhibition about the place and role of animals in Pharaonic Egypt, with ca. 430 artefacts. info: URL "(..) Le parcours de l'exposition sera enrichi de dispositifs multimédia. En particulier, une table tactile permettra aux visiteurs de manipuler des momies animales en 3D et d'en découvrir l'intérieur, grâce à des images réalisées au scanner médical. (..)" info: French press release (with photos) at URL c) Pinacothèque 1 28, place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris and Pinacothèque 2 8, rue Vignon, 75009 Paris * "Le Mythe Cléopâtre" [The myth of Cleopatra] date: April 10, 2014 - September 7, 2014 "Cleopatra became a major iconographic figure between the late 16th century and the 19th century. Regarded at times like a 'femme fatale', powerful and a temptress, sometimes perceived as the victim of political forces that overwhelmed her, at other times seen as a heroine who preferred death rather than to submit to her conqueror, Cleopatra was immortalized by the artists and she became an intrinsic factor in the collective imagination. The exhibition invites you to dream: it starts off with the discovery of outstanding archaeological works from the Ptolemaic period and continues with the birth of the myth in Ancient Rome (Pinacothèque 2). Paintings, sculptures and film costumes then illustrate the blossoming of the myth within art history (Pinacothèque 1)." info: (in French: ) URL (in English: ) URL info: press report at URL "Sculptures, pièces de monnaie, bijoux mais aussi peintures des siècles passés, robes de cinéma, décors de théâtre: en quelque 350 pièces, l'exposition 'Le mythe de Cléopâtre' à la Pinacothèque de Paris explore jusqu'au 7 septembre le mythe de cette reine controversée, morte il y a deux mille ans mais qui continue à fasciner." info: English press reports at URL URL info: French press reports at URL [Pick "Accéder à Exponaute"] URL With slideshow URL URL "Sculptures, pièces de monnaie, bijoux mais aussi peintures des siècles passés, robes de cinéma, décors de théâtre: en quelque 350 pièces, l'exposition 'Le mythe de Cléopâtre' à la Pinacothèque de Paris explore jusqu'au 7 septembre le mythe de cette reine controversée, morte il y a deux mille ans mais qui continue à fasciner." Includes a video report [1:48 mins.] URL "Dans le dédale des espaces plus modestes de la _Pinacothèque de Paris_, se niche la monstration dédiée à Cléopâtre qui, contrairement à Auguste dont les mérites sont sans doute ignorés du néophyte, connaît une belle et pérenne notoriété dans le grand public. En effet, la dernière souveraine d'Egypte, figure illustre sur laquelle, au demeurant, peu de choses est connu, est entrée dans la légende comme femme fatale quasiment de son vivant du fait de la campagne de dénigrement orchestrée par Auguste. Et sa mort 'spectaculaire', empoisonnée par le venin d'un aspic, qui a nourri le mythe, continue de fasciner les esprits." info: French press report (with photos) at URL info: French press report at URL "Pas facile d'être un mythe ! Cléopâtre, symbole de la fascination pour l’antiquité égyptienne en sait quelque chose. La conséquence ? L’utilisation de son image pour tout et n'importe quoi, pour illustrer ou vendre des objets modernes dans des décors qui n’ont rien à voir avec sa civilisation antique." - with many examples. Includes two audio reports [1:59 mins. and 1:11 mins.]. info: Italian press report at URL With photo gallery. info: French press report at URL d) Musée Anne-de-Beaujeu Place du colonel Laussedat, 03000 Moulins URL * "Le retour des momies" date: 1 March 2014 - 21 September 2014 Exhibition dedicated to the Egyptological collections in the Auvergne, their origins and influence (Egyptomania). info: URL info: press report at URL With a video (4:49) of a TV report about the restoration of two mummies that will go on display. info: press report at URL "Elles ont passé plus de 15 ans dans les caves du musée Anne de Beaujeu, à Moulins. Ce lundi, les momies ont fait leur retour. Deux momies égyptiennes restaurées à Paris durant près d'un an. Et qui ont regagné leur nouveau domicile au musée. Des vitrines climatisées où elles resteront à demeure." info: URL info: French press report at URL "Le musée Anne de Beaujeu de Moulins dévoile depuis le mois de mars 2014, dans une intéressante exposition, les deux momies qui lui appartiennent et nouvellement restaurées. Les amateurs et les curieux d’égyptologie vont se précipiter pour découvrir des sarcophages jamais exposés au public et en parfait état de présentation. Momies, sarcophages, amulettes, céramiques… tous les objets présents témoignent d’une partie de l’Histoire qui a assurément changé la face du monde. (..)" e) - f) - g) Musée des beaux-arts Place du Général de Gaulle, 59140, Dunkerque URL * "Dunkerque et la collection Antinoé, cité de l'Egypte antique " date: 13 July 2013 - 31 July 2015 [was: till September 2014] Exhibition about research done on the museum's mummy and about other artefacts stemming from excavations (1895-1910) in ancient Antinoë. info: URL info: URL "(..) Vous pourrez ainsi découvrir des fragments de masques funéraires, quelques figurines, des céramiques, des verreries ou encore quelques pièces de tissus coptes (..)" h) Le Chorus Parc du Golfe, 56000 Vannes * "Les femmes au royaume des pharaons" [Women in the realm of the Pharaohs] date: 24-29 September 2014 Exhibition during a trade fair "Foire exposition de Vannes" (48ème édition) on the role of women in Ancient Egypt. All 250 objects are replicas. info: URL i) Palais des Beaux-Arts Place de la République -- 59000 Lille URL * "Sésostris III, Pharaon de Légende" [was: "Sesostris III, le Pharaon Conquérant"] date: 9 [was: 10] October 2014 - 25 [was: 26] January 2015 Exhibition with ca. 300 objects (of which 200 on loan from international museums) that illustrate the splendor of the Middle Kingdom; there will also be modern works of arts and 19th c. photographs from Egypt. info: URL info: URL info: press report at URL "L'exposition présentée à partir du 9 octobre 2014 au Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille est le fruit d'une très heureuse collaboration entre ce musée, l'Université de Lille 3 et le musée du Louvre, dont les compétences et les collections se trouvent ainsi réunies autour d'un pharaon de légende, Sésostris III (v. 1872-1854 av. J.-C.), l'un des souverains les plus emblématiques de l'Égypte antique." info: press release - 2 pp. - pdf-file (7.6 MB) URL info: French press report at URL "Avec une exposition d’automne consacrée à Sésostris III, « pharaon de légende », le palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille entend bien créer l’événement. Une première pour le musée, pour ce grand roi méconnu de l’Égypte antique, pour la connaissance de ce moment particulier qu’est le Moyen Empire (XIXe siècle avant notre ère). (...) Avec le Louvre, une trentaine de grands musées, British Musem, Metropolitan de New York, Boston, Berlin, Bruxelles, Beyrouth etc., prêteront à Lille, sculptures, objets funéraires, bijoux… Au total, quelque trois cent cinquante oeuvres dont beaucoup ne sont que rarement sorties de leurs écrins." - includes a slideshow info: French press report at URL * "Archéologie et photographie au XIXème siècle" date: 9 October 2014 - 25 January 2015. info: URL * "Voyage au bout de la vie" date: 20 September 2014 - 25 January 2015 info: URL "L'Atrium accueille les artistes Antony Gormley et Wolfgang Laib, comme introduction contemporaine à l'exposition "Sésostris 3, pharaon de légende". Leurs sculptures et installations s'inspirent de la mythologie de l'Égypte Antique sur le dialogue entre les vivants et les morts. Le titre de cette exposition - Voyage au bout de la vie - fait directement référence à la croyance des égyptiens en une seconde vie après la mort. (..)" j) - k) Le musée Crozatier Jardin Henri Vinay, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay URL * "Reopening Museum" date: second trimestre 2015 info: URL Includes "(..) un espace dédié à l'Egypte, avec des sarcophages rénovés et mis en valeur.(..)" --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - b) - c) - d) Paleis voor Schone Kunsten - BOZAR Ravensteinstr. 23, 1000 Brussels URL * "Thee met Nefertiti" [working title] date: cancelled [was: Spring/Summer 2014] info: source - According to the newsletter of the Ägyptisches Museum München, April 2014, that museum will be the 4th and LAST station of the travelling "Tea with Nefertiti" exhibition. * "Engaging Egypt. Four Encounters with the Foreign from Facebook to Fayum" date: postponed [was: October 5, 2012 - January 13, 2013] In four sections - Roman Egypt (with Fayyum Portraits), Ayyubidic Egypt, 20th c. art, and contemporary art. info: (in Dutch and French resp.) URL URL info: (in English) URL info: source of postponemnet - URL --SPAIN-- a) Palacios de Congresos, Ferias y Exposiciones de Marbella Calle José Melia 2, 29602 Marbella, Málaga URL * "Templo Abu Simbel, el tesoro de los dioses" [The Temple of Abu Simbel: the treasure of the gods] date: 23 May 2014 - 21 September 2014 On display is a replica of the temple of Abu Simbel. Travelling exhibition, earlier in Portugal, and next year in France. Most recently in Pabellón de la Navegación, Sevilla (21 December 2013 - 4 May 2014). info: URL info: background info about the replica at URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL "Lo mejor de Egipto llega a Marbella con el Museo Abu Simbel, una exposición que no te puedes perder. Visita esta perfecta réplica del gran templo egipcio de erigido por Ramses II y recreado por el artesano egipcio Hany Mostafa en el Palacio de Congresos de Marbella hasta al 21 de Septiembre 2014. (..)" Includes a video report [4 mins.] info: Spanish press report at URL "La exposición recrea una réplica casi exacta de este monumento. (..) Las cifras demuestran por sí misma esta gran acogida en el municipio, después de que haya recibido 3.000 visitas durante su primer mes de apertura al público.(..)" b) Museo de Pontevedra Pasantería, 2-12, 36002 Pontevedra (Galicia) URL * "Da vida á morte no Antigo Exipto" date: 10 July 2014 - 5 October 2014 [prolongation; was: till 31 August 2014] With 132 pieces from the Egyptian Museum of Florence. info: URL info: press release at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report with photos and videos: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL Interview with Francisco J. Martín Valentín who organized this exhibiton with Teresa Bedman. info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL "La excavación de la tumba número 28 de Asasif, en Luxor Occidental, por parte de egiptólogos españoles ha permitido descifrar un enigma de la egiptología y probar, por ejemplo, que hubo una corregencia al final de la dinastía XVIII. Son algunos de los avances de los que se hablará en las Xornadas de Exiptoloxía que celebrará el Museo la próxima semana, un curso de verano que reunirá a los principales responsables de la misión española en Egipto." c) Parque de las Ciencias Avda. de la Ciencia s/n 18006 Granada URL * "Momias. Testigos del pasado" [Mummies: Witnesses of the Past] date: October 2014 - September 2015 Exhibition with 50 mummies from across the world and more than 150 related objects. With two Egyptian mummies on loan from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. info: URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL d) Museo Arqueológico Nacional Calle Serrano 13, 28001 Madrid URL * Reopening of the permanent collection (incl. AE) date: 1 April 2014 - ongoing (permanent collection) info: press report at URL info: press report at URL "El Museo Arqueológico Nacional reabrirá sus puertas el 1 de abril tras una profunda reforma (...) Las colecciones de Grecia, Oriente Próximo Antiguo, Egipto y Nubia completan el panorama de las culturas mediterráneas antiguas de mayor influencia en nuestro desarrollo cultural. (..)" info: press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: information about the Egyptian collection at URL e) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid URL * "Animales, hombres y dioses. El bestiario en el Egipto faraónico" [Animals, Humans, and Gods. The Bestiary in Pharaonic Egypt] date: February 2015 - May 2015 With artefacts from the Louvre Museum, Paris. info: press reports at URL URL f) CaixaForum Barcelona Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona URL * "Animales, hombres y dioses. El bestiario en el Egipto faraónico" [Animals, Humans, and Gods. The Bestiary in Pharaonic Egypt] date: June 2015 - September 2015 info: press reports at URL URL g) Museo Bíblico Instituto Bíblico y Oriental Plaza de Santo Martino, 5 LEÓN. URL * "Ecos del Nilo. Desde el arte contemporáneo al Oriente Bíblico" [Echoes of the Nile. From contemporary art to the Biblical East] date: May 9, 2014 - TBA Exhibition of thirteen paintings and three sculptures of the Group of Artists of Navarre (Gardena) that deal with Moses in an ancient Egyptian context. info: URL info: source - URL "(..) Moisés se ha 'colado' en el Museo Bíblico y Oriental de León. Una exposición dedicada al profeta se ha adelantado a de /pendiente desde hace cuatro años, a la espera de que las autoridades francesas permitan la salida del país de piezas de excepcional valor, todas pertenecientes a la colección del conservador del Museo Bíblico y anticuario, Francisco Antonovich, afincado en París. (..)" * "Cleopatra y las reinas de Alejandría" date: TBA (in preparation) With fifty unique works dealing with the famous queen of Egypt. h) - i) CaixaForum Zaragoza Av. José Anselmo Clavé, 4, 50004 Zaragoza URL * "Momias egipcias. El secreto de la vida eterna" date: 8 October 2014 - 13 February 2015 The travelling exhibition with over 250 artefacts from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. It was earlier at several venues in Canada, USA, Japan, the Netherlands, and Scotland under different titles ("Fascinating Mummies" etc). Previous venues were CaixaForum, Lleida/Lerida (20 December 2012 - 21 April 2013), CaixaForum, Tarragona (17 May 2013 - 18 August 2013), CaixaForum Palma (30 October 2013 - 26 January 2014), and CaixaForum Girona (26 February 2014 - 31 August 2014). info: URL j) - k) - l) CaixaForum Girona C/ dels Ciutadans, 19, 17004 Girona URL * "Momias egipcias. El secreto de la vida eterna" [Egyptian Mummies: The Secret of Eternal Life] date: 26 February 2014 - 31 August 2014 [was: till 30 May 2014] The travelling exhibition with over 250 artefacts from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. It was earlier at several venues in Canada, USA, and Japan, and more recently at the Kunsthal, Rotterdam (October 1, 2011 - January 29, 2012) and the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (February 11, 2012 - May 27, 2012), under different titles ("Fascinating Mummies" etc). Previous venues were CaixaForum, Lleida/Lerida (December 20, 2012 - April 21, 2013), CaixaForum, Tarragona (May 17, 2013 - August 18, 2013), and CaixaForum Palma (30 October 2013 - 26 January 2014). info: URL info: press report at URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) Museum of Old and New Art 655 Main Road Berriedale, Hobart Tasmania 7011 URL * "Matthew Barney: River Of Fundament" date: 22 November 2014 - 13 April 2015 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). info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Ahead of its Sydney screening, /River of Fundament/ will be shown in Hobart on November 21 in tandem with an exhibition of sculptures, drawings and storyboards from the film at the Museum of Old and New Art. The show will also feature Egyptian antiquities from MONA's collection and David Walsh will appear on stage with Barney at Hobart's Odeon Theatre on November 22." URL b) - c) - d) Nicholson Museum Camperdown (main) campus of the University of Sydney Manning Road, University of Sydney 2006 URL * "50 Objects 50 Stories: Extraordinary Tales from the Nicholson Museum" date: 17 May 2012 - 1 October 2014 [2nd prolongation; was: till May 1, and earlier till December 21, 2012] An exhibition that takes fifty of the more extraordinary objects from the Nicholson Museum's collection and tells the often bizarre or wonderful story that has attached itself to each since the moment of its discovery. Accompanying the exhibition will be a book and a weekly retelling of each story on ABC TV. info: URL info: URL info: press report at URL With photos of some of the objects, like the Mummy Coffin of Padiashaikhet, a Head of Horemheb, a Mummified Kitten, and the Mummified Legs of a Baby. --ANDORRA-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum Museumstrasse 50, CH-9000, St. Gallen URL * "Im Banne Ägyptens" [Spellbound by Egypt] date: end of August 2012 - till 2015 Artefacts from the ancient Egyptian collection of the Museum für Völkerkunde Burgdorf that had been a major part of the "Im Banne Ägyptens. Begegnungen mit der Ewigkeit" (June 19, 2010 - March 6, 2011) exhibition in St Gallen, had remained in St Gallen as "Die ägyptische Sammlung Burgdorf" (since April 2011). These objects, together with those from the St Gallen museum itself, having a focus on hieroglyphic texts on coffins, papyri and stelae/reliefs, are now supplemented in the present exhibition with the remainder of the Burgdorf collection that was still on view at Burgdorf as "Gaben für die Götter - Altägyptische Bronzefiguren in neuem Licht" (April 1- August 5, 2012), and with artefacts from two private collections in Zürich. info: URL info: flyer of the Burgdorf 's "Bronzefiguren" exhibition - URL b) - c) Bibel+Orient Museum Universität Freiburg, Standort Miséricorde, Raum 4219 und Halle 3092 Av. de l'Europe 20, 1700 Freiburg URL * "Ernährung in der biblischen Zeit und heute" date: February 27,2014 - November 20, 2014 An exhibition about the role of food (production, storage, sacrifices, feasts, etc.) in Antiquity and the modern era. info: URL info: Exhibition flyer at URL [Shows the presence of a fairly large amount of ancient Egyptian objects.] * "Reopening museum" date: October 2014 - ongoing info: URL d) Fondation Martin Bodmer 19-21 Route Martin Bodmer, 1223 Cologny (Genève) URL * "Alexandrie la divine" date: 5 April 2014 - 31 August 2014 Exhibition with papyri, ma­nuscripts, prints, and archaeological objects that illustrate the interaction between Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures in ancient Alexandria. info: URL "Le projet «Alexandrie la Divine» associe la Fondation Martin Bodmer (Cologny-Genève; FMB), la Fondation Gandur pour l'Art (FGA), la Biblio­teca Medicea Laurenziana (Florence; BML), la Bibliothèque de Genève (BGE) et la Fondation Carène (photographies). Il rassemble une centaine de chercheurs autour d'un projet de publication scientifique et muséographique sur le thème du dialogue des cultures dans l'Alexandrie ptolémaïque et romaine, et plus largement, dans l'espace hellénistique et romain. La parution de l'ouvrage est prévue en avril 2014 (1140 p., 2 vol., Editions du Cerf). (..)" info: clip promotionnel at URL e) Le Laténium. Parc et musée d'archéologie de Neuchâtel Espace Paul Vouga, CH-2068 Hauterive URL * "Aux origines des pharaons noirs: 10.000 ans d'archéologie nubienne" date: 3 September 2014 - 17 May 2015 Exhibition about 40 years of Swiss archaeological work in Kerma. info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * "Blumenreich. Wiedergeburt in Pharaonengräbern" [The realm of flowers. Rebirth in the tombs of the Pharaohs] [was: "Blütenpracht für die Ewigkeit. Pharaos Pflanzenwelt"] date: 3 September 2014 - 1 February [was: 25 January] 2015 info: URL "Im Zentrum dieser Ausstellung zwischen Botanik und Archäologie steht eine sensationelle Entdeckung aus Zürich: Überreste von jahrtausendealten ägyptischen Blumen aus königlichen Gräbern. Diese fragilen Pflanzen waren einst starke Symbole für das ewige Leben." info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL "Das Jenseits war bei den Ägyptern genau so bunt wie der Blumenschmuck, den sie in Gräbern beilegten. Das Antikenmuseum zeigt in seiner neuen Ausstellung die Frabenpracht der Pharaonengräbern." Includes a slideshow --SWEDEN-- a) Medelhavsmuseet Fredsgatan 2, 103 21 Stockholm * Reopening of the Egyptian Department date: 22 February 2014 - ongoing The Egyptian exhibition was closed for remodeling in September 2012. info: URL (in English:) URL "(..) The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see many artefacts not previously on display, learn about new research and use the latest 3D technology to study the museum's mummies. (..)" The mummies can be studied using a 'virtual autopsy table'. info: press release with some photos at URL info: URL In English: URL info: press release and photos at URL In English: URL info: English press reports at URL URL With picture gallery. URL URL URL URL "(..) In Sweden's capital Stockholm, the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities is scheduled to open Saturday a permanent exhibition on ancient Egypt and focusing on the well-known Pharaonic era. Over 1,600 artifacts will be on display at the exhibit which will take visitors on a journey through 7,000 years of Egyptian history. (..) The exhibit will also offer visitors an interactive experience on reproducing the mummy, utilizing help of modern technologies like 3D digitalization. They will have the opportunity to study the mummy's interior and exterior in detail using a touch-sensitive table as these cadavers and respective coffins have been fully documented in 3D. Such documentation was undertaken through a 3D digitalization project which used computed tomography (CT), 3D laser scanning and photogrammetry to create an exact virtual copy of the mummy. (..)" --HUNGARY-- a) Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum [Hungarian Natural History Museum] 1083 Budapest, Ludovika tér 2-6. URL * "Mummies - Surviving after Death" [working title] date: October 1, 2014 - TBA Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. Currently in the Drents Museum, Assen, Netherlands (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014). The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Budapest, Luxembourg, Hildesheim, Basel, Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. info: source - URL b) Móra Ferenc Múzeum Roosevelt tér 1-3, 6720 Szeged URL * "A fáraók Egyiptoma" [The Pharaohs of Egypt] date: 21 June 2014 - 16 December 2014 place: Main Building, Móra Ferenc Múzeum, Szeged, Roosevelt ter 1-3 info: URL info: some English info at URL * "Egyiptomi múmia – A balzsamozás terme" [Egyptian Mummy - The Embalming Hall] date: 9/10/11 May 2014 - 16 December 2014 place: Fekete ház [Black House], Szeged, Somogyi utca 13 info: URL info: some English info at URL URL * "Egyiptomi sírkamra" [An Egyptian Tomb Chamber] date: 11/12 April 2014 - 16 December 2014 place: Kass Galéria, Szeged, Vár utca 7 info: URL info: some English info at URL ---POLAND--- a) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Poznaniu ul. Wodna 27 – Palac Górków, 61-781 Poznan URL * "Wyspa na morzu piasku. Petroglify w Oazie Dachla na Pustyni Zachodniej w Egipcie" [An isle in the sea of sand. Petroglyphs at Dakhla Oasis in the Western Desert] date: 6 June 2014 - 31 August 2014 info: URL (in English:) URL info: Polish press report at URL Overview of the exhibition. b) Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie Al. Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warszawa * "W królestwie Ozyrysa i Anubisa. Wystawa sztuki egipskiej w pigulce" [In the realm of Osiris and Anubis. The exhibition of Egyptian art in a nutshell] date: 15 October 2013 - TBA info: URL c) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie 31-002 Kraków, ul. Senacka 3 * "Piaski egipskie mówia (nie tylko) po grecku" [Egyptian sands speak (not only) in Greek] date: April 13, 2014 - October, 2014 The exhibition "presents a collection of 26 papyri held by the Rafal Taubenschlag Foundation. It is complemented with plates presenting Egyptian and Sudanese archaeological sites excavated by the PCMA UW, which yielded epigraphic finds." info: (in English) URL (in Polish) URL info: Polish press report at URL --SLOVAKIA-- a) Incheba Expo Bratislava URL * "Tutanchamon - jeho hrobka a poklady" [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 15 August 2014 - 30 November 2014 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. info: URL info: URL info: press report at URL --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Náprstkovo muzeum asijských, afrických a amerických kultur Betlémské nám. 1, Praha 1 URL * "Zeme cerných faraonu" [Land of Black Pharaohs] date: 30 May 2014 - 12 October 2014 Exhibition of artefacts that Czech archaeologists have uncovered in Sudan, as well as items loaned by foreign museums. info: URL info: (in English) URL "The exhibition traces the history of ancient Nubia from the close of the prehistory to the early Christian period. It also showcases the results of the latest excavations by the National Museum's Archaeological Expedition to Wad Ben Naga. In addition to items from the collections of the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, visitors have a unique opportunity to see objects borrowed from the collections of the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum, the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection in Berlin and the Egyptian Museum -- Georg Steindorff -- of the University of Leipzig. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) Among the foreign works of art, the exhibition presents for the first time in the Czech Republic the golden treasure of Queen Amanishakheto, a part of which has been loaned by the Egyptian Museum and part by the Papyrus collection of Berlin. The exhibits also include objects the archeologists uncovered in Wad Ben Naga 55 years ago, as well as objects researchers from the Czech Egyptological Institute found in the Usli and Sabalouga localities. One of the most impressive artifacts is a gilded bust of Apedemak, one of the three known depictions of this lion-headed warrior god, and a statuette of an Elephant Man from the Meroitic period. (..)" b) Filozofická fakulta, Univerzita Karlova v Praze nám. Jana Palacha 2, 116 38 Praha 1 * "Civilizace na Nilu. Nejnovejsí ceské archeologické objevy v Egypte a Súdánu." [The civilization of the Nile. The latest Czech archaeological discoveries in Egypt and Sudan] date: 22 January 2014 - TBA A photographic exhibition that presents the work of expeditions of the Czech Institute of Egyptology in Egypt and Sudan in 2011-2013. The exhibition opening shall be on 21 January 2014, 17:00h, at the foyer of the Main Building of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1, Czech Republic. info: URL info: report (with photos) of the opening, at URL c) - d) Prague Castle's Riding School Hall * "Treasures of the Pharaohs" date: TBA [postponed until further notice; was: Spring to Autumn 2012] The plan was that some 200 top-value artifacts from Cairo Museum, complemented by exhibits from European collections of Egyptian art, would go on display in an exhibition organized by the Charles University's Egyptology Institute in cooperation with the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. But the project is currently suspended. info: (now outdated) press release at URL --MOROCCO-- a) Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc 5 Avenue Ibn Khaldoun, Agdal Rabat, BP 1003 URL * "Treasures of King Tutankhamun" [was: "Tutankhamun: Wonderful things"] date: 5 [was: 3] June 2014 - ca. October 2014 A travelling exhibitions with replicas of objects from KV62. The exhibition will tour nine other Moroccan cities. info: English press report at URL info: source - English press reports at URL URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) Musei Vaticani URL * "Coffins of the Amun-priests" [working title] date: TBA (2014?) The exhibition looks at the priesthood of Amun in Thebes and their necropolis of Bab el-Gasus, with a special focus on the conservation of their coffins (the 'Vatican Coffin Project'). With artefacts from the collections of the RMO, the Louvre and the Vatican Museum. The exhibition was earlier in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden (April 19, 2013 - September 15, 2013). info: source - Dutch press report at URL --JAPAN--- a) Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum 8-36 Ueno-Koen Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007 URL * "Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York" date: July 19 , 2014 - September 23, 2014 From the extensive Egyptian collection of the renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York about 200 masterpieces associated with women in ancient Egypt will be shown in Japan for the first time. The exhibition presents objects created for Hatshepsut, the most prominent woman to rule Egypt as pharaoh; images of deities, such as Hathor, goddess of love and fertility; and magnificent jewelry and luxurious cosmetic implements made for royal women." info: URL (in English) URL info: URL URL URL Photo gallery with 196 artefacts from the MMA in the exhibition. info: English press report at URL info: French press report at URL b) Kobe City Museum 24 Kyomachi, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0034, URL * "Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York" date: October 2014 - January 2015 Exbibition with ca. 200 masterpieces from the MMA that are associated with women in ancient Egypt. Earlier at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (July 19 , 2014 - September 23, 2014). info: source - URL URL Photo gallery with 196 artefacts from the MMA in the exhibition. c) TBA, Tokyo * "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" date: September 2014 - TBA The travelling exhibition (since 2004) that showcases ca. 50 of King Tutankhamun's burial objects (no replicas) and ca. 70 other ancient Egyptian artefacts, and which was in Japan before (2012). After Tokyo it will go to Niigata (TBA - October 2015). info: source - English press reports at URL URL --CHINA-- a) - ---BRASIL--- a) BarraShopping Rio de Janeiro Praça Lounge Mais - Portaria I * "Segredos do Egito" [Secrets from Egypt] date: 25 August 2014 - 21 September 2014 A show featuring 150 items relating to the Egyptian civilization - 108 replicas and 42 originals from the Museum of Cairo. Earlier it was at MorumbiShopping, São Paulo (25 March 2014 - 20 April 2014), RibeirãoShopping, Ribeirão Preto (May 2014 - June 2014), and BarraShopping, Porto Alegre (17 July 2014 - 17 August 2014). info: URL --MEXICO-- a) - b) El Museo del Noreste (Mune) Dr. Coss 445 Sur Centro,, Monterrey, N.L. CP. 64000 * "Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición" [Tutankhamun. The tomb, the gold and the curse] date: March 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014 An exhibition with replicas from the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL info: press reports at URL URL info: press reports at URL "(..) Después, la colección será trasladada al Hospicio Cabañas, en Guadalajara." URL URL info: press reports at URL URLa> URL "Tan sólo en este martes la exposición _Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición_ convocó a más de dos mil 500 personas (...)" With slideshow. info: English press reports at URL URL info: press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL "La exposición de Tutankamon: "La Tumba, el oro y la maldición" está por alcanzar los100 mil visitantes en el Museo de Historia Mexicana, convertida en una de las muestras con mayor asistencia en ese recinto. " info: Spanish press report at URL "Más de 166 mil personas han visitado muestra de Tutankamón en NL" c) Hospicio Cabañas Cabañas 8, Las Fresas, 44360 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico URL [under construction] * "Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición" [Tutankhamun. The tomb, the gold and the curse] date: October 2014 - TBA The travelling exhibition with nearly 200 replicas of KV62 objects. Currently at El Museo del Noreste (Mune), Monterrey (March 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014). info: source - URL ---LATVIA--- a) Art Museum Riga Bourse Dome Square 6 URL * "Tutanhamona dzintars. Sena Egipte / Dzintara cels" [Tutankhamun's Amber. Ancient Egypt / the Amber Road] date: 1 November 2013 - 1 January 2015 Exhibition of objects from the Museum's collection of Egyptian art, plus loans from several international museums (incl. Cairo Museum). Baltic amber was traded from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea - even ending up in Egypt. info: URL info: URL info: press report (in English) at URL info: (in English) URL --QATAR-- a) - b) University College London Qatar UCL Qatar, PO Box 23689, 2nd Floor, Georgetown Building, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha * "3D Encounters: Where Science Meets Heritage" date: 13 February 2013 - TBA The exhibition explores how 3D digital replicas of museum collections can be used to advance museum, archaeological and conservation practice. Using 3D visualisations of artefacts from UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London, the exhibition offers a 360 degree view of ancient items that range from fragments of stone vessels and carved wooden hair combs to a skull on an ancient Egyptian ruler info: press release at URL "(..) At the exhibition visitors can try out the 3D technology themselves and handle virtual images of historical treasures. The public are invited to do this through a series of interactive activities that combine 3D images with immersive technologies such as heightened reality and gesture recognition. For example, one interactive visualisation transports visitors to an archaeological site in Egypt where they are able to select 3D replica artefacts to pick up and inspect. Visitors can also try their hands at restoring an ancient mummy mask through a touch screen interactive image that allows them to choose and test different facial features. Another interactive option offers a 3D image of a skull that archaeologists believe is that of an ancient ruler named Inti. Visitors can then build layers of muscles, veins and skin on to the ruler's skull via touch screen animation to see what Inti might have looked like. (..)" info: some links to 3DPetrie Project website and 3DPetrie exhibitions website, and to press reports: URL info: a film that is on exhibition is available online at URL " "Making Many. The mass production of funerary figures. UCL Petrie Museum' - The film explains research about mass production of shabtis via 3D imaging, 3D printing and reproduction of a physical replica to find out about the mass production of funerary figures in Ancient Egypt. The 3D printing was done at the Digital Manufacturing Centre at the UCL Bartlett." ---UAE--- a) - +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. K. 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