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April 28, 2016 (I Akhet 10)
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Peru, Croatia (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Vatican City, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Mexico, Israel, Brazil, Chile Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma * Thanks for this week's events information go to: Wendy Goodridge [(I) - UK (f)]; Stacey Anne Bagdi [(I) - UK (r)]; Claire Gilmour [(I) - UK (s)]; Francesca Jones [(I) - UK (t)]; Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - UK (i), Netherlands (b)(c), Germany (j)(m), Austria (c), Italy (i), France (d), Spain (b)(i)(m), Japan (a), Chile (a)]; Kat Newkirk [(II) - USA (g), Egypt (a),Japan (a)]; Bjorn Koopmans [(II) - Egypt (a), Japan (a)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Austria (c), France (i), Italy (j)] ========================================================================== +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --UK-- f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Wales, Swansea * "Snakes Alive!", by Linda Steynor date: Wednesday 18th May 2016; 7.00pm place: 'Fulton House 2' Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, £3.00 non-members info: phone 01792 295960 info: [PDF] URL r) West Midlands Egyptology Society (WMES) * "Presenting Ancient Egypt – The creation of the Secret Egypt: 'Unravelling Truth From Myth' Exhibition", by Chris Kirby: date: Wednesday 11th May 2016; 6.45 pm (doors open 6.00pm) place: Perry Beeches II: The Free School, 156 Newhall St, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1SJ costs: £3.50 (£2.50 students) info: URL s) Egyptology Scotland * "Gifts for the Gods: the who, where, when and how" by Dr Lidija McKnight date: Saturday 7th May 2016; 1:45pm place: Room 301, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ costs: £3 members, £5 non-members info: email t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society (Oxon, Berks, Bucks) * "Local worlds in Middle Egypt: Fresh fieldwork at Zawyet Sultan", by Dr.Richard Bussmann date: 7 May 2016; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) info: URL * "The Iconography and Ideology of Nefertiti and the Amarna royal women", by Lucia Gahlin date: 4 June 2016; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) info: URL --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --USA-- [update] g) The Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 * “Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt” date: March 13, 2016 - June 12, 2016 [new] info: English press report at URL --UK-- i) Garstang Museum of Archaeology 14 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 3BX URL * “Meroë: Africa's Forgotten Empire" date: 13 May 2016 - TBA This exhibition features never before seen photographs of the temples and tombs of Meroë and from John Garstang's photographic archives of his excavations at this site in the Sudan from 1909 to 1914. There also will be ancient artefacts, and replica objects and structures recreated using the modern techniques of photogrammetry and 3D printing. info: source - English press report at URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * “Koning of god?” date: 22 March 2016 - 15 May 2016 Exhibition of a red quartzite head with the facial features of Amenhotep III -- is it the king or a god modelled after his image? info: URL c) Afrikamuseum Postweg 6, Berg en Dal URL * “Mythische Dieren” date: 29 April 2016 - end of October 2016 Exhibition about the role of animals in the myths and religions of cultures worldwide, including ancient Egypt (the displays will include canopic jars, cat mummies, etc). info: URL URL --GERMANY-- [update] j) Knauf-Museum Iphofen, Am Marktplatz, 97343 Iphofen * “Alltag-Luxus-Schutz. Schmuck im Alten Ägypten” [Everyday wear - luxury items - objects for protection. Jewelry in Ancient Egypt] date: 13 March 2016 - 6 November 2016 [new] info: German press report at URL m) Ägyptisches Museum, Gabelsbergerstr. 35, 80333 München URL * “Wunderwelt Mathematik. Heute und im Alten Ägypten” date: 2 July 2016 - 6 November 2016 info: URL --AUSTRIA-- c) Römermuseum Teurnia St. Peter in Holz 1a, 9811 Lendorf 9811 bei Spittal/Drau URL * “Römerin aus Ägypten II” date: 1 May 2016 - TBA Exhibition of a mummy on loan from the Landesmuseum Kärnten. info: German press reports at URL URL With a photograph of the mummy. --EGYPT-- [update] a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * "Sinai: The Origin of the Alphabet" date: 25 April 2016 - ca. October 2016 [new] info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) the exhibition displays early inscriptions that show the development of alphabetic writing in southwestern Sinai during the early second millennium BC, as well as a collection of 40 statues of deities and stelae in direct connection with Sinai. (..)" URL --ITALY-- [update] i) Palestra Grande Pompeii * "Egitto [a] Pompei" date: 20 April 2016 - 2 November 2016 [new] info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL [update] j) Museo Civico Archeologico Via dell'Archiginnasio, 2 - 40124 Bologna * "Egitto: Splendore Millenario" [Egypt: Splendor of a thousand years] date: 16 October 2015 - 17 July 2016 [new] info: Italian press report at URL "Grazie all’unione tra la collezione del Museo Nazionale di Antichità di Leiden in Olanda (una delle prime dieci al mondo) e quella di Bologna, ben 1700 metri quadrati sono stati allestiti con reperti archeologici di grandissimo pregio. Esperti e semplici appassionati potranno così immergersi in un esauriente percorso tra arte e storia, di forte impatto visivo, per riscoprire i grandi protagonisti di uno dei popoli antichi più affascinanti, tra piramidi, faraoni, sacerdoti, condottieri, divinità e suppellettili della vita quotidiana." --FRANCE-- [update] d) Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins 32 rue Commandeur, 06250 Mougins * “Animal” [new] date: 26 February 2016 - 19 June 2016 [prolongation; was: till 30 April 2016] info: URL i) Les labyrinthes de Hauterives 390 "les Bessées", 26390 Hauterives * "Le Grand Temple d'Abou Simbel" [The great temple of Abu Simbel] date: 9 April 2016 - 31 August 2016, and the weekends of September, 2016 A reproduction of the front of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel is on display. info: French press reports at URL URL "Le labyrinthe végétal d'Hauterives dans la Drôme propose pour sa quinzième saison une nouvelle attraction : la reconstitution du grand temple égyptien d'Abou Simbel. Un décor reproduit à l'identique de l'original et qui revoit le jour aujourd'hui grâce à Alain Orcel, un passionné d'Egypte ancienne." Includes a video report of the exhibition [1:42 mins.] and a video report of 1965: "Le sauvetage du temple d'Amada" [4:14 mins.] --SPAIN-- [update] b) Pabellón de la Navegación Camino de los Descubrimientos, 41092 Sevilla * “Ramses, rey de reyes” [Ramses, King of Kings] [new] date: 21 July 2015 - 14 August 2016 [prolongation; was: till 31 May 2016] [new] info: URL [update] i) Arxiu de la Corona d'Aragó. C/ Comtes, 2 (Palacio de los Virreyes o Palau del Lloctinent), 08002 Barcelona * "Les Flors del Faraó: Un viatge pel Nil a través dels seus papirs" / "Las flores del faraón, un viaje por el Nilo a través de sus papiros" date: 21 April 2016 - 25 September 2016 [new] info: Spanish press report at URL URL m) Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal Paseo de la Castellana, 214, 28046 Madrid URL * "Cleopatra y la fascinación de Egipto" date: 3 December 2015 - 8 May 2016 [new] info: Spanish press reports at URL ---JAPAN--- a) Sendai City Museum 26 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0862, Miyagi Prefecture URL * "The Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids: The Treasures from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo" date: 22 April 2016 - 26 June 2016 . Exhibition of about 120 artifacts from the Egyptian Museum Cairo; it will tour Japan for 25 months (till September 2017), being hosted by eight cities (Tokyo, Matsuyama, Sendai, Kagoshima, Kyoto, Toyama, Fukuoka, and Shizuoka). Earlier at the Mori Arts Center Gallery, Minato-ku, Tokyo (16 October 2015 - 3 January 2016) and in Matsuyama (February-March 2016). info: (Japanese:) URL (English:) URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) Triad of Pharaoh Mycerinus is among artifacts on display (..) Among the displayed objects are a marvelous statue of Pharaoh Khafre, a number of Ushabti statues, models for the “Senet” game, a wooden boat and a statue of a scribe. (..)" URL "(..) objects include the Golden Mask of King Amenemope, one of the three great golden masks of ancient Egypt, as well as a statue of King Khafre statue and a group of statues of servants, workers, beer- and bread-makers. A collection of scarabs and amulets are also on display, as are ancient Egyptian board games. (..)" With two photos. URL --CHILE-- [update] a) Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Santiago * “Antiguo Egipto: Vida en el Nilo” [Ancient Egypt: Life on the Nile] date: 20 April 2016 - 14 August 2016 [new] info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL ---- For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below. ++ (III) PERSONALS AND ADMIN NOTES [As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF. They usually are not in the Website version.] +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE--- [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans, Kat Newkirk, and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Pyramid Interior Revealed Using Cosmic Rays" URL About the latest ScanPyramids results. -- French press report: URL Includes a slideshow. -- Press release of the MSA [docx-file]: URL -- Project's website: URL [Next four items submitted by Bjorn Koopmans and Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Beautiful ancient scarab seal discovered near Haifa" URL "A rare, ancient scarab seal belonging to a senior official in the 13th Pharaonic Dynasty was recently discovered in northern Israel at the Tel Dor archaeological dig, 30 kilometers south of Haifa. (..) "The seal belonged to somebody very senior in the kingdom, perhaps even to the king's deputy, who was responsible for the royal treasury," according to Professor Ayelet Gilboa of Haifa University, who is among those leading the dig at Tel Dor. (..)" With photo of the scarab [with the text "Royal Seal-bearer and Treasurer Amenhotep, justified". AKE]. -- Another English press report: URL "(..) Professor Gilboa asserted that, “Since the scarab rolled down from the mound and was not found in its archeological context, we will probably never really know when and how it got here and where it has been.” With also a photo of the other side of the scarab. * Press report: "Antiquities inspector, 3 guards stand trial over theft of 3,600 year-old statue" URL "The Administrative Prosecution referred an antiquities ministry official and three security personnel to trial over charges of theft and smuggling of a 3,600 year-old limestone statue from antiquities storerooms at Egypt’s archaeological site of Memphis (..). The referral came after Ana Tavares, Co- director of the U.S. archeological mission in Mit Rahina, better known as Memphis, has filed a lawsuit against the area antiquities inspector over accusation of “stealing a limestone statue” dating back to the Middle Kingdom and replacing it with a replica before it was smuggled outside Egypt. The artifact in question represents a seated double statue of an ancient Egyptian couple. The statue, alongside other four artifacts, has been unearthed by the U.S. mission in 2011 before they were handed over for the inspector to store them later at the same year. However, the disappearance of the double statue was revealed after a curator in the British Museum in London told Nagwan Bahaa Fayez, a member of the U.S. mission who was visiting the museum to display photos for the team’s discoveries in 2011, that he saw the statue with a Belgian antiquity collector. (..)" With photo of the statue. -- Another press report: URL * Press report: "The secrets of animal mummies revealed: Expert unravels the ancient processes used to preserve pets and create divine effigies" URL "(..) Salima Ikram described the process from removing internal organs to wrapping the animals in strips of linen cloth in a video, where she also describes her own experiments in creating rabbit mummies. (..)" With video and photos. * Press report: "Egypt's new museum to display King Tut's full artifacts in 2018" URL About the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM). [Next two items submitted by Kat Newkirk and Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press report: "Sacred shrew mummies reveal species distribution in ancient Egypt" URL "(..) Today, Crocidura religiosa and other ancient shrew mummies are the emissaries of a different message. Using X-rays to penetrate their linen-wrapped bodies, with “the right angle and a good image of the skull,” Neal Woodman is able to identify what species they are. (..) Six species of mummified shrews have been identified, Woodman explains. “Of these, one species is extinct, and another no longer occurs in Egypt.” He is now attempting to create a simple identification key to the various shrew species of Egypt, one that archaeologists who find shrew mummies in temples around Egypt can use. (..)" * Press report: "Brooklyn Museum’s rehang of permanent galleries allows collection to shine" URL "Anne Pasternak, who took up the reins as the director of the Brooklyn Museum seven months ago, says she “wanted to see if a big institution could be nimble”. The museum has already re-installed the displays for three departments in its encyclopaedic collection—Egyptian, American and European art— the first rehang of permanent galleries in over a decade. (..) The Egyptian collection is one of the museum’s strongest and most popular offerings, and two-thirds of the Egyptian galleries—which all together present over 1,600 objects—have been reworked. “For the first time, Egypt is positioned as Egypt in Africa,” says Kevin Stayton, the museum’s chief historian, and the new organisation looks at ancient Egypt’s relationship to the kingdoms of Nubia, for instance. The faux architectural temple elements, which Stayton compared to a “circus atmosphere”, have been removed, as has an attention-grabbing Egyptian motif painted on a ceiling (of which Pasternak was not a fan). This allows the objects themselves to shine—such as the 350-pound quartzite Block Statue of Senwosret-senebefny (around 1836-1759 BC)—and also brings the galleries back to the open, classical proportions envisioned by the original architects McKim, Mead & White for the 1897 building. (..)" With a photo of the reinstalled Egyptian Art Gallery. [Next four items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "The Institute of Archaeology of the University of Zurich restitutes two Egyptian mummy portraits" URL "The Institute of Archaeology of the University of Zurich restituted two Egyptian mummy portraits from the 1st to 2nd century A.D. to the heirs of Berlin publisher Rudolf Mosse (1843-1920). Erna Felicia and Hans Lachmann-Mosse, Mosse’s daughter and son-in-law, were unlawfully deprived of the two objects shortly after the Nazi takeover in Germany in 1933. The two restituted pieces are portraits painted on wood, namely the mummy portrait of a young woman, mid to late Antonine, archaeological collection of the University of Zurich, Inv. No. 3795 and the mummy portrait of a young man, Flavian, archaeological collection of the University of Zurich, Inv. No. 3798. (...) The University of Zurich purchased these two objects in 1979 along with a group of seven other mummy portraits from Paulette Goddard-Remarque, actress and widow of the famous writer Erich Maria Remarque (...)" With photos of the mummy portraits. * Press report: "Dreams for Egypt’s heritage: Interview with Egypt's minister of antiquities" URL Interview with Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany. * Press report: "Great men in antiquities" URL "We always put the spotlight on archaeologists when they make a discovery. But behind any discovery are great people who helped in the excavation, restoration and administration of a dig. There is a small town near Luxor called Quft where local people have long assisted foreign archaeologists in their discoveries. They began working in the early years with foreign adventurers such as Belzoni, Caviglia, Lepsius, and others. But Sir Flinders Petrie, known as the “father of Egyptian archaeology,” was the one who trained the workmen from Quft. (..)" Dr Zahi Hawass tells tales about the Quftis. * Press report: "Speak like an ancient Egyptian" URL "Today’s Egyptians have inherited from their Pharaonic ancestors not only their distinguished civilisation, but also certain traditions and words from their hieroglyphic vocabulary. (..) This is well illustrated in a book entitled The Origins of Slang Words in the Ancient Egyptian Language by Sameh Maqqar. The author has based his work on books by renowned Egyptian and foreign Egyptologists, including The Ancient Egyptian Language by Abdel-Halim Noureddin, professor of ancient Egyptian at Cairo University, and Egyptian Grammar by the British Egyptologist E A Wallis [sic!]. (...)" [Note the bulk of the examples given are simply unsound, e.g. the ones about Greek 'phobos', Arab 'emir', Hebrew 'amen', Greek 'asthma', Latin "deserta" and "agenda", etc. etc. AKE] * Press report: "La batalla faraónica de la joven egiptología española" URL "Una sucesión de enterramientos jalona el árido corredor hacia la puerta de la tumba QH35p, una de las decenas de oquedades excavadas en la colina de Qubbet el Hawa, en la sureña ciudad egipcia de Asuán. La egiptóloga valenciana Luisa García esla encargada de desentrañar los misterios que aún guardan el hipogeo y sus alrededores. (..) About Spanish archaeological work at Qubbet el Hawa and the state of Egyptology in Spain. * Press report: "El niño que descubrió la tumba de Tutankamón" URL "El inglés Howard Carter se llevó todos los honores. Pero quien descubrió en 1922 la tumba del faraón fue un niño a lomos de un burro. Se llamaba Husein, y llevaba agua a los obreros de la excavación cuando encontró un escalón en la arena... (..)" How a local boy named Husein initiated the excavation of KV62. With a video. [Next four items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Speed-Dating für historische Funde" URL "Wie alt ist eine Mumie, eine Papyrosrolle oder ein antikes Stück Holz? Um das herauszufinden, nutzen Archäologen die recht aufwändige und teure Radiocarbon-Methode, kurz C14. Ein Forscherteam aus Zürich hat nun, eine schnellere und preiswertere Variante entwickelt - das 'Speed-Dating'. (...) [Adam Sookdeo, Physiker an der ETH Zürich:] 'Wir verzichten auf die chemische Aufbereitung und auf die Extraktion des Kohlenstoffs. Stattdessen verbrennen wir die Materialprobe auf eine spezielle Weise. Dadurch erhalten wir ein Gas, das vor allem aus CO2 besteht. Von diesem Gas bestimmen wir dann per Beschleuniger-Massenspektrometer den Anteil an radioaktivem Kohlenstoff. Und das geht sehr schnell.' (...) Das Speed-Dating ist nicht so genau, wie das konventionelle C14-Verfahren, schließlich werden die Verunreinigungen nicht entfernt, sondern mitgemessen. Deshalb kann die neue Methode das Alter einer antiken Probe statt bis auf 15 Jahre nur bis auf 100 Jahre genau angeben. Doch für viele Analysen genügt das völlig, sagt Sookdeo – und verzeichnet, seitdem er sein Verfahren anbietet, eine rege Nachfrage." -- See abstract of the lecture "Speed Dating: A Rapid Way to Determine the Radiocarbon Age of Wood by EA-AMS" URL "Trees ranging from modern to 14000BP and older are discovered in construction sites, rivers and lake sediments, these trees contain information about past atmospheric 14C concentration that is used to create 14C calibration curve. When new trees are found the scientific value remains unclear until they are dated, this can be expensive and time consuming using conventional techniques. At the Laboratory of Ion beam Physics (LIP), we developed a new application called Speed Dating to quickly establish 14C dates for wood samples using an Elemental Analyzer (EA) coupled to an Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (AMS). For Speed Dating we do not chemical treat the wood samples but rather directly combust wood using an EA and the CO2(g) is measured by an AMS. This results in measurements times that are five times quicker than conventional 14C dating and are cheaper." * Press report: "La saison touristique 2016 démarre sur le Grand Figeac" URL "Le Musée Champollion, dans le cadre de son 30e anniversaire, organise une visite guidée autour de Jean-François Champollion, intitulée « Champollion pas à pas », dans laquelle le public pourra partager les liens qui unissent le déchiffreur de hiéroglyphes à sa ville natale et aux lieux qu’il a fréquenté. Outre la visite, une vitrine temporaire d’un an va lui rendre hommage, au 1er étage du musée, avec l’exposition d’objets ayant appartenu à Champollion." -- Website of "Musée Champollion" URL * Press report: "Chi ha paura della dea Sekhmet? La donna leone e altre storie d'Egitto" URL "Quale legame univa la città campana e l’Egitto? Perché a Pompei si veneravano Iside e Osiride e a Torino esiste una delle collezioni di reperti egiziani più grandi al mondo? Misteri e curiosità di una passione antica che torna a rivivere (..)" Includes a slideshow "La donna leone e altre storie d'Egitto" * Press report: "Museo Egizio: sarcofagi, mummie e un pizzico di mistero" URL "Meno di 10 giorni fa ha staccato il milionesimo biglietto di ingresso dell’anno." -- video report: "Torino, festa al Museo Egizio per il milionesimo visitatore" [1:33 mins.] URL --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk and Bjorn Koopmans] * Press report: "Archaeologists use high tech to unlock pyramid’s mystery" URL "(..) Participating in the survey from Japan is a team led by Kunihiro Morishima, a research assistant professor at Nagoya University. Morishima, who specializes in particle physics and astrophysics (...)" [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "The 4,000 year old Demons of Egypt revealed: Giant birds with feline heads that 'gripped their victims and cut off their heads' pictured on coffins and manuscripts" URL "It is, according to Egyptian legend, a fearsome beast with the body of a bird, and the head of a black cat. A new study has shown the terrifying animal is over 4,000 years old - and was what Egyptians thought was a demon. The same symbol has been spotted on two coffins, and on a leather manuscript, and it is believed the demons gripped their victims using large talons, and then cut off their heads. The research was revealed by Wael Sherbiny, an independent scholar who specializes in the ancient Egyptian religious texts, who found it on two coffins and an ancient leather manuscript. The Belgium-based Egyptologist recently revealed his find at the International Conference on Ancient Egyptian Demonology. (..)" --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entries at the blog of the 2016 season of the Project AcrossBorders at Sai Island in Upper Nubia: URL -- "The 10th ICAANE in Vienna" (April 25) * New entry at the blog of Egyptologist Maria Rosa Valdesogo Martin, in her "Hair and Death in Ancient Egypt" series: URL -- "Controlled Attitude of Professional Mourners in Ancient Egypt" (April 25) * New entry at the blog of archaeologist Per Storemyr: URL -- "Gneiss for the Pharaoh: Geology of the Third Millennium BCE Chephren’s Quarries in Southern Egypt" (April 18) [Submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * New entries at the blog of Papyrologist Brice C. Jones: URL -- "Guest Post: New Research on the Bodmer Papyri (Brent Nongbri)" (April 22) -- "Scribes Avoiding Imperfections in Their Writing Materials" (April 21) +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * Yoshifumi Yasuoka, Untersuchungen zu den Altägyptischen Säulen als Spiegel der Architekturphilosophie der Ägypter. QUIA - Quellen und Interpretationen – Altägypten, Band 2. Backe-Verlag, 2016. 414 pp. ISBN 978-3-9817832-0-9. EUR 118,00. URL TOC at URL "This voluminous tome contains an exhaustive treatment of the ancient Egyptian columns, their styles and forms, their development and different use within all periods of the Egyptian history, their construction and finally their underlying architectural and religious concept. Many architectural plans and designs as well as tables and a detailed bibliography enhance the extreme usefulness of this book." --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- * Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum und Anita Traninger (eds.), Wissen in Bewegung: Institution – Iteration – Transfer. Episteme in Bewegung, vol. 1. Harrassowitz Verlag, 2015. URL Direct link to PDF: URL Relevant articles: -- Ursula Verhoeven, "Iterationen im altägyptischen Schreiberalltag" -- Antonio J. Morales, "Aspects of Iteration in the Textual Transmission of Pyramid Texts in the Kushite and Saite Periods" -- Emiliano Fiori, "A Reactivation of the Apocalyptic Genre in Early Egyptian Monasticism: the Apocalypse of Paul" -- Michaela Engert, "Transfer und Iteration bildlicher Darstellungen in ägyptischen Gräbern" * Monica Berti, Franziska Naether (ed.): Altertumswissenschaften in a Digital Age – Egyptology, Papyrology and Beyond. Proceedings of a Conference and Workshop in Leipzig, November 4-6, 2015. URL --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * The TOC of the latest issue of the journal Anthropologischer Anzeiger, vol. 73 no. 1, is at URL It contains one relevant article (only abstract/preview for free): -- Dario Piombino-Mascali, et al, "Radiological and archaeological investigation of a mummy from Roman Egypt curated in the National Museum of Lithuania" --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- * New entry added to the online UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology: URL -- "Tell el-Amarna", by Anna Stevens [update] * Études et Travaux: Scholarly annual of the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences -- vols. 1-25 (1996-2012) - not available (only TOC) -- vols. 26-28 (2013-2015) - URL [new] Added is vol. 28 (2015), with many Egyptological articles available for free online: URL * Some relevant entries in the Austrian ZOBODAT repository (Zoologisch Botanische Datenbank): -- Eduard Mahler, (1888): Astronomische Untersuchung über die angebliche Finsterniss unter Thakelath II. von Ägypten. - Denkschriften der Akademie der Wissenschaften.Math.Natw.Kl. Frueher: Denkschr.der Kaiserlichen Akad. der Wissenschaften. Fortgesetzt: Denkschr.oest.Akad.Wiss.Mathem.Naturw.Klasse. 54_2: 63-74. PDF URL -- J. Ulrich Dürst, (1899): Die Rinder von Babylonien, Assyrien und Ägypten - Monografien Vertebrata Mammalia 0039: 1-94. PDF URL -- Joachim Boessneck, (1953): Die Haustiere Altägyptens. - Veröffentlichungen der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München 003: 1-50. PDF URL -- Joachim Boessneck, Angela Driesch, von den, (1983): Ein Katzenskelett der Römerzeit aus Quseir (Koser) am Roten Meer - Spixiana, Zeitschrift für Zoologie 006: 211-218. PDF URL -- Joachim Boessneck, (1985): Zum Vorkommen des Schreiseeadlers, Haliaeetus vocifer (Daudin, 1800) im alten Ägypten - Spixiana, Zeitschrift für Zoologie 008: 17-23. PDF URL -- Joachim Boessneck, Angela Driesch, von den, (1988): Vogelknochenfunde aus dem Tal der Königinnen - Spixiana, Zeitschrift für Zoologie 011: 279-302. PDF URL -- Gottfried Hamernik, (2003): Bericht der einzelnen Kustodiate. Ägyptologische Sammlung des Landesmuseums. Zur Fundgeschichte und Datierung eines ägyptischen Mumiensarges im Landesmuseum Kärnten. - Rudolfinum- Jahrbuch des Landesmuseums für Kärnten 2002: 185-198. PDF. URL -- Elfriede Haslauer, (2004): Ein mumienförmiger Sarg aus Ägypten (mit Beiträgen von Angelika Kathrein, Anna und Hermann Levinson). - Veröffentlichungen des Tiroler Landesmuseums Ferdinandeum 84: 65-82. DF URL -- Bahey el Din Ahmed, (2005): Goldbergbau und Gewinnung im alten Ägypten und heute - Berichte der Geologischen Bundesanstalt 65: 13. PDF URL -- Patrizia Heindl, (2014): Der Grabkegel aus dem Landesmuseum für Kärnten in Klagenfurt. Rudolfinum. Jahrbuch des Landesmuseums für Kärnten 2013, 98-110. URL -- Ulrich Wutzke, (2014): Bauten und Bausteine im Alten Ägypten - Berichte der Geologischen Bundesanstalt 107: 69-70. PDF URL * Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien -- vols. 1- 116 (1886-2014) URL Among the articles that are included: -- Karl Kromer, (1962): Die österreichischen Grabungen in Ägyptisch- Nubien. (Tafel1-10) - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 65: 327-333. PDF URL -- Johann Jungwirth, Manfred Bietak, (1966): Die österreichischen Grabungen in Ägyptisch-Nubien im Herbst 1965. (Tafel1-6) - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 69: 463-470. PDF URL -- Johann Jungwirth, (1969): Die anthropologischen Ergebnisse der Grabungskampagne 1968 in Tell ed Dab'a, Unterägypten - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 73: 421-433. PDF URL -- Johann Jungwirth, (1970): Die anthropologischen Ergebnisse der Grabungskampagne 1969 in Tell ed Dab?a, Unterägypten. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 74: 659-666. PDF URL -- Manfred Bietak, Eugen Strouhal, (1974): Die Todesumstände des Pharaos Seqenenre (17. Dynastie). Vorbericht. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 78: 29-52. PDF URL -- Mostefa Kokabi, (1980): Tierknochenfunde aus Gisch/Ägypten. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 83: 519-537. PDF URL -- Joachim Boessneck, (1986): Vogelknochenfunde aus dem alten Ägypten. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 88_89B: 323-344. PDF URL [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * "e-Jahresbericht 2015 des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts" URL Auszug: DAI Kairo, pp. 71-82 URL "Es lassen sich viele Projekte nennen, die in diesem Sinne Außerordentliches und Unerwartetes erbracht haben: Die Entdeckung von rund 80 bislang übersehenen Felsbildern und -inschriften auf der Insel Sehel durch L. Borrmann (Abb. 1); die Dokumentation und Restaurierung der Funde aus Ahmed Fakhry's Grabungen in Dahschur durch N. Alexanian und S. Müller, die so manches vergessene, aber hochspektakuläre Objekt wieder zu Tage fördert (Abb. 2); die Identifikation eines neuen Tempelbaus der Königin Hatschepsut im Bezirk des Chnum auf Elephantine durch F. Arnold; die Entdeckung ausgedehnter Installationen der alten Pyramidenbaustelle in Dahschur durch N. Alexanian und T. Herbich; der Fortschritt der papyrologischen Editionsarbeit im Ägyptischen Museum Kairo durch C. Römer, die durch eine Monographie und eine Ausstellung gekrönt wurde ... Alles das ist neu und spektakulär; es wird jedoch auf der Skala des Spektakulären leicht überschattet von dem Ausnahme- projekt des zurückliegenden Jahres, nämlich der wissenschaftlichen Restaurierung der goldenen Mumienmaske aus dem Grabschatz des Königs Tutanchamun (Abb. 3)." --MISCELLANEOUS-- [Submitted by Andrew Gordon] * Dear List Members, After more than 30 years in business, Archaeologia Books is selling off its entire stock of books, including more than 2000 on ancient Egypt. They are being auctioned by Nationalbooksauctions.com URL starting on May 1 and lasting for at least 4 months. Live bidding will be available on Invaluable.com URL As all lots, regardless of their value, will start at $10, there should be many bargains. The direct lint to the May 1 auction is URL Auctions will continue on Invaluable.com by National Book Auctions about every two weeks until all of Archaeologia's 11,000 books are sold. Archaeologia's books will represent at least 20% of each auction. +++ (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 Walters Art Museum seeks to hire a curator at the Assistant or Associate level to oversee a collection of over 4,800 works of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Art, comprising one of the largest collections of ancient art in North America. (..) Education: PhD or equivalent with demonstrated experience in Art History/Archaeology in Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, or similar field that is represented in the Walters Art Museum’s ancient collections. (..) Application end date is May 15, 2016. (..) URL * At the Western Washington University, Department of History, there is an opening for a One-year Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of History beginning on September 16, 2016, through June 15, 2017. The position is open to historians of the Ancient Near East, including Egypt. (..) Materials must be received by May 16, 2016. URL * (&) Excellence Cluster TOPOI, Humboldt University Berlin - Ausschreibung eines Doktorandenstipendiums (Ägyptologie / Koptologie) Im Exzellenzcluster 264 Topoi wird zum Wintersemester 2016/2017 (Beginn: 01.10.2016) ein Doktorandenstipendium ausgeschrieben. Die Annahme des Stipendiums ist mit der Aufnahme in die Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) des Berliner Antike- Kollegs und mit der Teilnahme am Promotionsprogramm „Ancient Languages and Texts“ verbunden, dem ein strukturiertes Curriculum zugrunde liegt. Bewerber/innen sollten einen herausragenden Universitätsabschluss im Fach Ägyptologie vorweisen können und Interesse an sprachwissenschaftlichen Themen haben. Kenntnisse in Demotisch, Koptisch und Griechisch sind erwünscht. Im Themenbereich des Sprachwandels im jüngeren Ägyptisch soll eine eigenständige Forschungsarbeit zu griechischen Wörtern in ptolemäer- und römerzeitlichen ägyptischen Texten erarbeitet werden. (..) Deadline: 10. Mai 2016 info: [PDF] URL English: URL * (&) The State University of Milan (Italy) has just advertised a position for a research fellow ("ricercatore") in Egyptology. Deadline for applications: 9 May 2016. Full info: URL * (&) Yale University intends to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in Egyptology for the academic year 2016-17. (..) A Ph.D. in Egyptology is required. (..) Deadline for applications: May 15th, 2016. (...) Full info: URL * (&) An der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg sind an der Philosophischen Fakultät Stellen für Wissenschaftliche Hilfskräfte im Umfang von 78 Stunden pro Monat zum 01.09.2016 befristet für die Dauer von vier Monaten zu besetzen. (..) Deadline: 17.06.2016 (#) * (&) The graduate school of eikones (the center for the study of images at the Universität Basel) invites application for 5 PhD student positions in the fields of Egyptology, Art History, Musicology, Philosophy, Media Studies or German Literature. The duration is three years, 1.9.2016 – 31.8.2019. The closing date for application is 25.4.2016. URL URL * (&) The ERC Advanced Grant ‘The Hyksos Enigma’ at the Host Institution the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) - Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA) is offering a PostDoc or PhD position for Research Track 2 (Migration Studies). (..) This project seeks to shed light on a very obscure and little understood part in Egyptian history, the so called Hyksos Period and its prelude (c. 1750-1530 BC), during which Egypt was confronted with two heretofore unparalleled phenomena: an influx of a substantial foreign population and - probably as a result - the rule of a foreign dynasty over large parts of Egypt. (..) Required: Master or PhD in Egyptology or a closely related field. Experience in the theoretical background for migration studies. Expertise in Egyptological and Ancient Near Eastern texts. Solid archaeological background. Start date: 01.01.2017. Closing date for applications: 15.06.2016 Full info: URL URL * (&) The Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC) at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, Jilin Province, P. R. China, invites applications for a full-time Visiting Professorship in Egyptology. The appointment will be fixed term from 1st September 2016 through 15th July 2017, with the possibility of an extension for the following year. (..) Deadline for applications: April 30th, 2016. (#) * (&) Job vacancy at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History of Uppsala University: Chair in Egyptology The closing date for applications is 16 May 2016. URL * (&) An der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg ist am Würzburger Altertumswissenschaftlichen Zentrum eine Forschungsfellowship (eine Stelle für eine Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / einen Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter) zum 01.06.2016 oder zu einem nächstmöglichen späteren Zeitpunkt befristet für die Dauer von vier Monaten zu besetzen. (..) Einstellungsvoraussetzungen: Fachlich einschlägiges Hochschulstudium und Promotion in einem der folgenden Fächer: Ägyptologie, Alte Geschichte, Altorientalistik, Indologie, Klassische Archäologie, Klassische Philologie, Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft, Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Vor- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie. (..) The closing date for applications is 22 April 2016. (#) * (&) The Fitzwilliam Museum of the University of Cambridge is looking for an Assistant Keeper – Antiquities The successful candidate will have an established track-record of academic expertise in an area relevant to the collections: given the specialism of the current Keeper, preference may, but not inevitably, be given to Egyptologists. (...) Closing date: 27 April 2016 URL * (&) Université Montpellier 3 (Paul Valéry): Professeur des universités, Profil: Égyptologie Job profile : The candidate will teach egyptian epigraphy (traditionnal egyptian , new-egyptian, hieratic, ptolemaic), archeology, history, religion and other facts of pharaonic society ; manage Phd; share his searches with others searchers of team 'Egypte Nilotique et Mediterraneenne'. Date de prise de fonction : 01/09/2016 URL * (&) Université Paris 4 (PARIS-SORBONNE) Professeur des universités, Profil: Histoire de l'Égypte pharaonique. Job profile : We seek to appoint a full-fledged Egyptologist, a specialist in the history of Egypt before the Macedonian conquest. The candidate should possess a mastery of the Egyptian language (hieroglyphic and hieratic texts) as well as of all the sources pertaining to the Egypt of the Pharaons (archaeology, epigraphy, papyrology). Date de prise de fonction : 01/09/2016 URL ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * TBA --AWARDS & CONTESTS-- * TBA --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- [Submitted by Andréas Stauder] * Eikones (University of Basel) invites applications for the summer school "Iconicity in writing. Practices and constraints", to be held in Basel, 4-9 September 2016. The summer school will concern the Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Chinese writing systems and is intended for advanced and graduate students in any of the relevant fields (Egyptology, Assyriology, Sinology, etc.) as well as, more broadly, students with a marked interest in the cognitive, high-cultural or aesthetic facets of the problem. Familiarity with one complex writing system is an advantage. The courses will be taught in English. Eikones will provide accommodation and lunch. Participants will receive additional information and bibliographies for the different courses after the accepted students have been confirmed. date: 4-9 September 2016. Please send applications as a pdf to email by 30 May 2016. info: URL info: poster - URL info: course description - URL * (&) Swansea University and the South West Wales Classical Association are pleased to announce the second Summer School in Ancient Languages which will take place 17 – 30 July 2016. One- and two-week intensive courses are available in Beginners, Post-Beginners, Intermediate, Intermediate-Advanced, and Advanced Latin and Greek, Beginners and Post-Beginners Hieroglyphs, and Medieval Latin. There are 3 hours of tuition every weekday (2 on Wednesdays), and we have talks, films, and optional trips to sites of historical interest in the Wales on Wednesday afternoons in weekends. We are able to offer part bursaries to participants with low income and students. Discounts are also available for early-bird registration (until end November) and fulltime students. For more information and to register, please go to URL For more information, please contact Dr Evelien Bracke (Summer School Director) at email * (&) "BLUE: a symposium exploring aspects of life in ancient Egypt" URL Egypt seen through the theme of the colour blue. A selection of 12 lectures presented in a symposium style, by Dr Joyce Tyldesley, Dr Steven Snape, Prof. Paul Nicholson, Dr Glenn Godenho, and Dr Campbell Price. FREE - 3 hour videos. * (&) HieroEducation - offering online Egyptology courses: URL "(..) We’re offering an Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs to begin with, and will be expanding our portfolio of courses from there. (..) The courses are entirely online, and are based around live classes where you can discuss what you’ve learned with your course tutor, and video lectures and other teaching materials (downloadable resources, quizzes and challenges and more) which you can access anytime you like. (..)" Tutor: Dr Joanna Kyffin * (&) A series of free, on-line classes in Egyptology are being offered by U. Manchester: URL --TRIPS & TOURS-- [Only tours organized by non-profit Egyptological organisations (notably if the proceeds go to public education or site excavation/conservation) will be listed here.] * (&) Friends of the Petrie Museum in Egypt 2016 2 – 12 October 2016 Accompanied by Lucia Gahlin, with guest speakers joining in Egypt. Including a visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo (now that photography is allowed), a 2-day visit to all the open parts of Saqqara, including the most recently opened tomb of Tutankhamun’s wetnurse Maia, then to the sites in Middle Egypt, including a comprehensive 2-day tour of Amarna, and ‘special openings’ of the closed sites of Deir el-Bersha and Antinoopolis. This tour is open to non Friends of the Petrie Museum as well. Anyone joining this tour would be supporting the New Hermopolis Project and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. URL --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * TBA +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- Phoenix, May 1, 2016, 14:00-17:00 "Historische Ereignisse: Das alte Ägypten", including --- "Giovanni Belzoni: Im Bann des großen Ramses (1)" --- "Giovanni Belzoni: Im Bann des großen Ramses (2)" -- Arte, May 3, 2016, 16:20-17:09 "Frauen, die Geschichte machten: Kleopatra" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --SOFTWARE & APPS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- * TBA * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --MUSIC & THEATRE-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Max Von Essen, Everett Quinton, Olga Merediz Set for Caesar and Cleopatra" URL "Gingold Theatrical Group’s Project Shaw (..) will continue May 23 at 7 PM with a reading of George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (..)" -- Cp.: URL +++ (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 * "Wicked Stepmother or Benevolent King?", by David Moyer (Special Correspondent, KMT, "For the Record" and Member, ARCE/NY Board of Directors) date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016; 6:00 p.m. place: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, 23rd Floor Reception (Entrance to 7 Times Square is on Broadway at 42nd Street (next to The Loft). Photo ID is required to enter the building. You will then proceed to the 5th floor Sky Lobby and take the second elevator bank to the 23rd floor reception). costs: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at email info: URL * TBA date: ..., 2015; 6:00 p.m. place: Unitarian Church of All Souls (Sanctuary) 1157 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10075 (URL) costs: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at email c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * "Recent Fieldwork in Ancient Thebes by the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition", by Dr. Pearce Paul Creasman (University of Arizona) date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016; 7:30 p.m. place: Room 294, Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon costs: free and open to the public info: email d) Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU 15 East 84th Street New York, NY * TBA date: .., 2014; 06:00 PM info: URL e) ARCE/Chicago Chapter URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 5:00pm place: LaSalle Bank Room, the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago costs: free and open to the public info: tel. 773-702-1062. f) - g) ARCE/ Northwest Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm - 8:30pm place: Gowen Hall 201, University of Washington, Seattle costs: free and open to the public info: URL URL h) ARCE/Northern Texas Chapter URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start place: Fondren Science Building, Room 123, at the Southern Methodist University campus, 3125 Daniel, Dallas, Texas. costs: free to visitors and members (donations at the door welcome) info: email i) ARCE/New Orleans Area Interest Group (ARCE-NOLA) * TBA date: ..., 2015; 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. place: 305 Dinwiddie Hall, Tulane University (New Orleans, US) info: email; URL j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2:30 p.m. place: Room 110, Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley costs: no charge, donations are welcome. info: email k) ARCE/Washington DC Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 p.m place: Benjamin T. Rome Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC cost: $5.00/person info: URL l) Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Overland Park, KS * "Unlocking the Great Pyramid: Khufu Revealed", by Jean-Pierre Houdin date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016; 7 pm place: the Carlsen Center's Polsky Theatre, JCCC info: URL * "Unlocking the Great Pyramid: Khufu Reborn," by Jean-Pierre Houdin date: Thursday, April 28, 2016; 1 p.m. place: the Hudson Auditorium, located in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, JCCC info: URL m) Center for Ancient Studies, New York University * The 2016 Rose-Marie Lewent Conference: "New Yorkers in the Land of The Pharaohs: Fieldwork in Egypt by New York Institutions” The conference will showcase the fieldwork of three New York institutions in Egypt: NYU, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. Speakers from these institutions will present their current research in Egypt, along with their thoughts on the history and future of fieldwork there. date: March 31, 2016 - April 1, 2016 place: NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East (enter at 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place [wheelchair accessible]). costs: free and open to the public. info: URL info: program at URL info: email n) ARCE/New England Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6 p.m. place: Boston University Stone Science Building, Room B50. 675 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 costs: free and open to the public info: URL o) ARCE / Tennessee Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 p.m. place: View Room (350), University Center, University of Memphis costs: free, and open to the public. info: email p) American Research Center in Egypt / Orange Country Chapter URL * TBA date: ..., 2015; 10:00am - 3:30pm PDT place: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 costs: $25 for Non-Members, $15 for ARCE, EEO, Bowers Members & Students info: email info: URL q) ARCE / Arizona Chapter website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5:30 p.m. place: University of Arizona Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd. Tucson, Arizona costs: free and open to all info: URL URL r) The Yale Egyptological Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) at Yale University * "The Mysteries of Nefertiti", by Dr. Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol) date: April 7, 2016; 4pm place: A 60, Watson Centre, 60 Sachem Street, Yale University, New Haven * "Dancing Ostriches" and "Horns of Light". Semiotic Musings on (some) Egyptian Composite Crowns, by Dr. Katja Goebs (University of Toronto) date: April 21, 2016; 5pm place: B60, Watson Centre, 60 Sachem Street, Yale University, New Haven * "Six Seasons of Excavation at the Wadi al-Jarf, Egypt, the Habor of King Khufu on the Read Sea Coast (ca. 2000-2550 BC)," by Dr. Gregory Marouard (University of Chicago) date: April 29, 2016; 5pm place: 17 Hillhouse Avenue, room 5, Yale University, New Haven s) Yale University * "The future of archaeology: Space-based approaches to ancient landscapes", by Dr Sarah Parcak (UAB Laboratory for Global Observation) date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016; 5:00pm place: Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520 costs: free and open to the public info: URL t) - v) Egypt Exploration Organization of Southern California 10535 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5 p.m. info: URL u) American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) URL * ARCE 67th Annual Meeting 2016 date: April 15-17, 2016 place: the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia info: URL --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: .., 2015; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2014; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA 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) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * Annual Egyptological colloquium: "Statues in contexts: production, meaning and (re)uses" This two-day colloquium will look at how and why Egyptian statues were originally displayed or kept invisible, transported, transformed or buried, with recent research and discoveries providing significant new insights. The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology 2016 will be given by Christian E. Loeben (13 July 2016; 18.00). date: 13-14 July 2016 place: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum costs: tickets £50; members/concessions £35 info: URL b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * "Mama's Boy: Mother and Son in Private Tombs Decoration", by Violaine Chauvet date: Friday 18th March 2016; 18.30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1. costs: open to all info: email c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * Conference: "Current British Archaeology in Egypt" The directors of sixteen of projects will present the results of their work. date: Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th July 2016 place: The Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH info: programme at URL * TBA date: ... 2015 place: The Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG info: programme at URL * TBA date: ..... 2014; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm place: EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG costs: members GBP 10 (students GBP 5), non-members GBP 12 (students GBP 6) info: URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * "It's in there! What CT scans can tell us about a mummy", by Dr Robert Loynes (University of Manchester) date: 26 April 2016; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 * University of Bristol Amelia Edwards Memorial Lecture: "Pharaohs, princesses, priests, and robbers: recent research in the Valley of the Kings", by Prof. Susanne Bickel (University of Basel) date: 5 May 2016; 18:00 place: Priory Road Lecture Theatre, 12 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU costs: free for members, £2.00 for non-members. info: URL * "Exodus – Myth or History?", by David Rohl date: 14 June 2016; 18:45 place: Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, BS8 1SS e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ... 2015; doors open 1.30 p.m. for a 2 p.m. start place: Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: GBP 3.0 members, GBP 6.0 non-members info: email URL f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Wales, Swansea * "In Bed with the Egyptians", by Charlotte Booth date: Wednesday 13th April; 7.00pm place: 'Fulton House 2' Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, £3.00 non-members info: phone 01792 295960 g) - h) Birmingham Egyptology * 3rd Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Ancient Egypt: Looking Out and Looking In" date: 19th February 2016 place: Garfield Weston Room of the ERI Building, University of Birmingham info: URL info: the full programme and abstracts are at URL i) Kemet Klub * TBA date: ... 2015; 10:00-16:30 place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR costs: £31.67 info: booking with email j) TBA * 1st International Conference on Birds in Ancient Egypt date: 3 - 6 April 2017 place: TBA, Swansea info: email k) The British Association of Near Eastern Archaeologists URL * The 2016 BANEA Conference: "Land, Sea and Sky in the Near East, from the earliest human occupation to the twenty-first century" Deadline for panels/workshops is 30th June 2015, deadline for individual papers is 31st October 2015. date: 6-8 January 2016. place: The School of Archaeology History, and Anthropology and the School of Classics, Lampeter (University of Wales Trinity Saint David) info: URL ---BANEA South-East/The London Centre 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) Christ's College, Cambridge * Lady Wallis Budge Anniversary Symposium: "Concepts in Middle Kingdom funerary culture" date: 22 January 2016 place: Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ's College, Cambridge, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge CB2 3BU info: email info: URL o) Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge * Seminar: "The Coffin Workshop" date: 4-6 April 2016 place: Fitzwilliam Museum * Conference: "Ancient Egyptian Coffins, past - present - future" Abstracts of papers are invited before 11 December 2015. date: 7–9 April 2016 place: Judge Business School, University of Cambridge info: email info: URL p) Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project 2K * Conference: "Demon Things: Ancient Egyptian Manifestations of Liminal Entities" date: 21-24 March 2016 place: Swansea University and The Egypt Centre, Wales info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL The call for papers is open now until May 1 [was: March 1], 2015. info: general programme at URL info: abstracts of papers at URL q) Egyptian Society Taunton * TBA date: ... 2015; doors open at 1.30 pm for 2 pm start place: The Old School Room, Castle House in the Museum of Somerset complex, TA1 4AA costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £7.50 info: URL r) West Midlands Egyptology Society (WMES) * "Dress for a pear-shaped King: The dress sense of Tutankhamun", by Rosalind Janssen: date: Wednesday 13th April 2016; 6.45 pm (doors open 6.00pm) place: Perry Beeches II: The Free School, 156 Newhall St, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1SJ costs: £3.50 (£2.50 students) info: URL s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2015; 19:30 - 21:00 place: New King's 10, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3FX costs: free info: mail info: URL * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JBA costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) * TBA. date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) * Study Day: "Puzzles at Amarna: Discarding the idea of Amarna religion; stunted lives; Nefertiti’s fate." by Prof. Barry Kemp date: Saturday, July 16th, 2016; 10.00am-4.30pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ costs: £30 info: programme and booking form at URL u) University of Birmingham Edgbaston campus Birmingham B15 2TT * Conference: "Tea with the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt & the Modern Imagination" The meeting encourages discussions of ancient Egypt as imagined by ‘Western civilisation’ from Napoleon’s invasion until the millennium. Abstracts for papers, on any aspect of ancient Egypt in the modern cultural imagination, are invited by 31 May 2016. date: 23-24 September 2016 info: URL v) The Department of Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Sciences Bournemouth University Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB * Conference: "Contextualising the Dead" date: 16-18 December 2016 A cross disciplinary conference examining the role of the dead in society (past and present). The conference is targetted towards researchers whom are working on mortuary practices, beliefs and associated remains, monumentality and landscapes to facilitate wider scholarly debate on their work. Specialities encompassed, but not limited to, are human evolution, landscape archaeology, field archaeology, bioarchaeology, sociology, ethnology, ethnohistory and history. The deadline for submission of session proposals is the 1st May 2016. info: URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 15:00 place: Leemanszaal, National Museum of Antiquities (RMO), Rapenburg 28, Leiden. info: email b) - c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * TBA date: ...; 15:00 place: Leemanszaal, RMO, Leiden info: URL e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) - b) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim * International Conference on Comparative Mummy Studies date: 7-9 April 2016 costs: EUR 60 (students EUR 30); registration before March 31, 2016 info: conference programme at URL c) - d) Freundeskreis Ägyptologie e.V.: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:30 place: Philosophicum, Hörsaal P 1, Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz e) - f) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA date: ..., 2014, 6:30 pm place: Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, room: 121 g) - h) Institut für Ägyptologie und Altorientalistik Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, D 55099 Mainz * TBA i) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:30 costs: EUR 2,50 / 2; Mitglieder des Fördervereins have free entry. info: URL j) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA k) Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie Universität zu Köln Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Köln * TBA l) Uschebtie e.V. Der Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Seminars für Ägyptologie der Universität Köln URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 19:30 Uhr place: Hörsaalgebaäude, Hörsaal D, Universität Köln info: email m) - n) Förderverein für Ägyptologie und Koptische Studien e.V. Hiddestorfer Str. 3, 30952 Ronnenberg URL * TBA o) Excellence Cluster TOPOI Humboldt University Berlin * Conference: "'Scholars, Priests and Temples - Babylonian and Egyptian Science in Context'" The conference will bring together specialists in Late Babylonian, Late Egyptian and Egyptian Graeco-Roman science as well as experts in the temple institutions and the social and institutional contexts in which scholarship was practiced. date: 12-14 May 2016 place: Topoi Building Mitte, Room 1.03, Hannoversche Straße 6, 10099 Berlin info: programme at URL p) Ägyptisches Museum "Georg Steindorff" der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig * TBA date: ... 2015; 18:15 place: Hörsaal 8, Hörsaalgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, Leipzig info: email --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * "Quotes and Uses of Middle Kingdom Art during the Thutmosid Period", by Dimitri Laboury date: 31 March 2016; doors open at 17:30 for a 18:00 start info: abstract at URL info: email b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * "The Mysteries of Nefertiti", by Dr Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol) date: Tuesday 5 January 2016; 6:00 pm place: Garden Room, British Council, 192 Sharia El-Nil, Agouza-Cairo. info: URL info: email c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * TBA date: ... 2015; 18h00 info: URL d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2015; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) The t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology * TBA date: ... 2015; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * "Latest Discoveries in the New Kingdom Saqqara Necropolis [lecture in Arabic]", by Dr Ola E Augizy date: Monday, March 14th [was: 16th], 2016; 6:30 pm place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, Ministry of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek costs: free and open to all info: email * "Our Pots tells Stories [lecture in Arabic]", by Dr Eman El Said date: Monday, April 11th, 2016; 6:30 pm place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, Ministry of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek costs: free and open to all info: email * "Ancestor Worship in Deir El Madina [lecture in Arabic]", by Dr Yasmine El Shazly date: Monday, May 9th, 2016; 6:30 pm place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, Ministry of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek costs: free and open to all info: email g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 18:00 - 20:00 h) Writing and Scripts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina 21526 El Chatby, Alexandria * TBA date: ... 2014; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2014; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email j) Graduate Annual Research Discussions on Egypt and Nubia * Conference: "GARDEN III" MA and beginning to mid-completion PhD students involved in the study of Egypt and Sudan from the Prehistoric Period through the 15th century AD are invited to participate via a 10-15 min talk (abstracts are invited before January 30th, 2016). Main focus should be on the methodological approach of the research and not necessarily on the content itself. date: February 27th, 2016 place: Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek info: email k) Grand Egyptian Museum * 2nd International Tutankhamun GEM Conference: "Research, Technology, and Conservation" Main topics will be Shrines, Chariotry, Textiles, Jewellery, and Flora. date: 6-8 May 2016 info: email l) South Asasif Conservation Project * Conference: "Thebes in the first millenium B.C." date: September 25–29, 2016 place: Mummification Museum, Luxor info: URL m) Research Centre in Cairo Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw 11 Mahalla st., Cairo –Heliopolis, Egypt * "Tell el-Murra, New discoveries at the 4th - 3rd millennium BC site in the Nile Delta", by Mariusz A. Jucha and Grzegorz Bak – Pryc date: 7th April 2016; 6:00 pm info: email --ITALY-- a) - b) - c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2014; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) Associazione Culturale "MUMMY PROJECT" URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:00 place: Libreria Labirinto, via Benvenuto Sangiorgio, 4, Casale Monferrato info: email --FRANCE-- a) Rencontres Egyptologiques de Strasbourg website * TBA date: ... 2014; 18h45 place: Maison des Associations, 1A place des Orphelins 67000 Strasbourg costs: non-members EUR 6 (students EUR 3) info: email b) l'Association Égyptologique du Gard URL * TBA date: ...2014; 20:00 place: Centre Pablo Néruda, 30000 Nîmes costs: free c) Association d'Egyptologie ISIS * TBA date: ... 2015; 14 h 30 place: Auditorium du Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, 12, rue Voltaire, Nantes costs: open to all; adults EUR 12, students EUR 5 info: URL d) Project “Momies Animales et Humaines EgyptienneS” (MAHES) * 1st International Symposium on Animals in Ancient Egypt (ISAAE 2016) Abstracts of papers and posters are invited before 10 January 2016. date: June 1-3, 2016 place: Musée des Confluences, Lyon info: URL e) Bibliothèque nationale de France * Cycle: "Archéologie en Egypte: de la fouille à l'écriture de l'Histoire" en partenariat avec l'Université Paris Sorbonne Lecture 4: Claire Somaglino - "Sur la route du cuivre et de la turquoise: le site d'Ayn Sokhna dans le golfe de Suez" date: wednesday, 30 March 2016; 6:30 PM place: quai François Mauriac 75013 Paris costs: free and open to the public (please book by calling 01 53 79 49 49 or e-mailing to visites@bnf.fr) info: URL f) Musée du Louvre 75058 Paris * "24h avec... Champollion" Series of lectures, workshops, films, and concerts surrounding the life and work of Jean-François Champollion. date: 18-19 June 2016 place: l’auditorium du Louvre info: programme at URL --PORTUGAL-- a) Gate of the Priests Project & Center of Classical and Humanistic Studies of the University of Coimbra & Center of History of the University of Lisbon * Colloquium: "Bab el-Gasus in Context: Egyptian Funerary Culture during the 21st Dynasty" Abstracts of papers are invited before April 30, 2016. date: September 19-20, 2016 place: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Av. de Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisboa info: email info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL --BELGIUM-- a) Université Catholique de Louvain * Colloque: "De la mère du roi à l'épouse du dieu. Premiers éléments de synthèse de la fouille du temple de Touy et de la tombe de Karomama" date: Saturday 14 Mai 2016 place: Université Catholique de Louvain, salle du Conseil FIAL, place Blaise Pascal, 1 - 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve costs: free entrance; no registration info: programme at URL --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA b) Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba Doctor Esquerdo, 16 - 6º derecha, Madrid 28028 * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:00 place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Pso. habana, 40), Madrid costs: free, but reservation is advisable info: URL c) International Congress of Papyrology * 28th International Congress of Papyrology date: 1–6 August 2016 place: University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona info: email info: URL d) La Termica Avenida de Los Guindos, 48, 29004 Malaga * I Jornada de Egiptologia de Malaga: "Proyecto Visir Amen-Hotep Huy Campañas 2009-2015," by Dr. Francisco Martin-Valentin date: 21 April 2016; 19:30 place: Sala Canillas de Albaida, Salón de actos, La Termica costs: free info: email --AUSTRALIA-- a) - --DENMARK-- a) University of Copenhagen * Conference: "The Egyptological Conference in Copenhagen (2): Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt" Deadline for call for papers (by postgraduate students and early career researchers) is 1 February 2016. date: 10-12 May 2016 info: URL info: URL --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) Institut für Archäologische Wissenschaften University of Bern * Berner Altorientalisches Forum (BAF) Philologists, Archaeologists and Art Historians of the Ancient Near East broadly defined (Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Levant, Egypt, Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Central Asia, Aegean) are invited to submit abstracts of papers before 1 March 2016. date: 24-25 June 2016 place: Bern, Switzerland info: URL --GREECE-- a) Hellenic Institute of Egyptology * Conference: "Environment & Religion in Ancient & Coptic Egypt: Sensing the Cosmos through the Eyes of the Divine" Egyptological conference held in memoriam of Prof. Dr Mosalam Shaltout (1946-2015). Abstracts of papers are invited before the end of April 2016. date: 1 - 3 February 2017 place: The People’s University of Athens, Athens, Greece info: The final form of the 1st Circular may be found at URL info: email --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * "Origins 6: Sixth International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt" Deadline for abstracts of papers is 28th of February 2016. date: 10-15 September 2017 place: Vienna info: URL info: 2nd Call for Papers at URL info: email b) Universität Wien Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät Institut für Ägyptologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, A-1190 Wien * 48. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz (SÄK) 2016: "Ägypten. Heute. Zur Zukunft der Vergangenheit" date: 15-17 July 2016 info: URL 1. Rundbrief, 21.10.2015: URL Anmeldeformular: URL info: "2. Rundbrief" and "2. Anmeldeformular" are now available at URL info: preliminary programme at URL c) Institut für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie (OREA) Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna * 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (10ICAANE) Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 June 2015. Egyptian Archaeology is among the focus themes. date: 25–29 April 2016 info: <10icaane@oeaw.ac.at> info: 1st circular at URL info: 3rd circular is now up at URL d) Egypt and Austria Society * Conference "Egypt and Austria XI: In Search of the Orient" Deadline for submission of abstracts is 1st of March 2016. place: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien date: 20 - 24 September 2016 info: email info: URL --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA --BRAZIL-- a) - --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts Czech Institute of Egyptology Celetná 20, CZ-110 00 Prague 1 tel.: +420 224491394, fax: +420 224491628 URL * TBA b) National Museum – Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures Betlémské námestí 1, CZ-11000 Prague 1 * 12th International Conference for Meroitic Studies Abstracts of papers are invited before December 31, 2015. date: 5-9 September, 2016. place: The National Museum, Vinohradská 1, 110 00 Praha 1 info: First Circular at URL --POLAND-- a) Current Research in Egyptology * CRE XVII 2016 Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 November 2015. date: 4-7 May 2016 place: Kraków info: first circular at URL info: email --PERU-- a) World Mummy Congress * 9th World Congress of Mummy Studies Proposals for panel sessions are invited before 15 September 2015, after which paper proposals will be invited until 15 December 2015. date: 27-30 July 2016 place: Lima, Peru info: email info: URL --CROATIA-- a) - +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) Premier Exhibitions 5th Avenue, 417 5th Avenue, New York, NYC 10016 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: November 21, 2015 - May 15, 2016 [prolongation; was: till May 1, 2016] One of the internationally travelling exhibitions with over 1,000 replicas of KV62 artefacts. Earlier as “Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures” touring South Africa, namely in Silverstar, Mogale City (2 December 2014 - 12 April 2015) and GrandWest Casino, Cape Town (2 June 2015 - 27 September 2015). info: URL info: press release at URL info: press release, about a related lecture series, at URL URL info: trailer video at URL info: English press reports at URL With slideshow of 13 photos of objects. URL URL With large formats of the Burton photos (the magnificent silver gelatin originals and the slightly sacrilegious modern colourised versions -- you can alternate between both versions with a switch). info: French press reports at URL With slideshow of 10 (colourised) Burton photos. URL idem. info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL With photo gallery. info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "Two of the world's best-known Egyptologists, Dr. Zahi Hawass and Dr. Nicholas Reeves, will visit The Discovery of King Tut, the exhibition which recreates the tomb of King Tut and the treasures found within, for special events open to the public on January 14 and 18. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL b) Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University 2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705 URL * "The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light" date: August 27, 2015 - September 18, 2016 [was: till February 12], 2016 info: URL "(..) Eight new galleries will be dedicated to specific collection areas highlighting many of the museum’s masterworks while illustrating a history of human creativity. /The Ancient World/ covers a broad geographical and chronological reach, featuring works from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures. (..)" c) - d) The Harvard Semitic Museum 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 URL * “Recreating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres” date: February 11, 2016 - ongoing Centerpiece is a reproduction of Hetepheres' chair. info: URL With photo gallery and video. e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" date: July 24, 2013 - longterm installation The exhibition explores the role of felines in everyday ancient Egyptian life, religion, mythology, and kingship. Among the ca. 30 objects are a gold-gilded statue of a Leonine Goddess from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, a large wooden statue of a cat, a selection of bronze and stone depictions of felines, and furniture and luxury items decorated with feline features. info: URL info: press reports at URL "(..) It will feature some 30 objects from the museum's permanent collection, like a gilded sculpture of a lion-headed goddess from between 770-412 BCE that has never been on public view before since it entered the museum's holdings in 1937. Other fine art felines on view will include a bronze sphinx sculpture of King Sheshenq from between 945-718 BCE, and an adorable-sounding cast bronze sculpture of a mother cat with four kittens nursing from ca. 666-30 BCE. (..)" With photo of a Greco-Roman cat statue. URL [For the statue of mother cat and kittens, see URL ] info: source - URL info: source - URL (PDF) info: press report at URL info: press reports at URL With large photo of the god Tutu as sphinx. URL (NY Times) With several photos of displays. info: press report at URL With photo of "Cat with Kittens" statue. info: press report at URL Interview with curator Yekaterina Barbash, and with some very nice photos of objects. info: press report at URL (FT) info: press report at URL info: English press report at URL f) Dallas Museum of Art 1717 North Harwood, Dallas TX 75201 URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: October 9, 2016 - January 8, 2017 The exhibition explores the role of felines in everyday ancient Egyptian life, religion, mythology, and kingship. Among the ca. 80 objects are a gold-gilded statue of a Leonine Goddess from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, a large wooden statue of a cat, a selection of bronze and stone depictions of felines, and furniture and luxury items decorated with feline features. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - ?) and the Cincinnati Art Museum (June 18, 2016 - September 11, 2016). info: URL g) The Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 URL * “Pyramids & Sphinxes” date: February 6, 2016 - May 24, 2016 Exhibition of 19th century images (paintings and photos) of ancient Egyptian monuments. info: URL info: English press report at URL With some 19th c. and 20th c. photos of monuments. * “Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt” date: March 13, 2016 - June 12, 2016 Exhibition of ancient Egyptian objects on loan from the British Museum, supplemented by key works from the Cleveland collection. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "The current exhibition encompasses 157 works that trace 3,000 year of ancient Egyptian history and culture. The show is an expanded version of a traveling exhibition organized by the British Museum that toured England and Scotland in 2011-13. (..)" With a photo gallery (24 artefacts). URL With a video of a TV report about the opening. info: English press report at URL With a video of a TV report (view of displays). URL "(..) It includes more than 150 artworks and objects, ranging from jewelry to monumental sculpture, from the British Museum, as well as masterworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection. (...)" Description of the 10 thematic sections. URL Picture gallery (24 photos). URL Picture gallery (39 photos). URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL With a photo of one of the objects on display: "Seated statue of Pharaoh Seti II" h) Grand Rapids Public Museum 272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 URL * "Egypt: Be Curious" date: March 21, 2015 - TBA The exhibition includes artifacts donated by Grand Rapids-area residents that were collected from Egypt, including a mummy (Nakhte-Bastet-Iru), jewellery, funerary masks and statuettes. info: English press report at URL URL URL "(..) The museum's exhibition includes recent reconstructions of Nakhte-Bastet-Iru's skull and face to show what the well-to-do Egyptian woman would have looked like prior to her death in 800 BCE. (..)" With an 8 image slideshow. info: English press report at URL i) Oriental Institute Museum 1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637 * "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" date: August 28, 2014 - April 24, 2016 [was: ongoing] A revised exhibit of the original show "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" (August 20, 2013 - February 23, 2014), with photographic portraits, explores how cultural achievements of the ancient Middle East have created or contributed to much of modern life. info: URL j) Penn Museum 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 URL * “Magic in the Ancient World” date: April 16, 2016 – April 30, 2017 Exhibition of objects associated with magical practices in ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Egypt, from the Penn Museum’s own collections. info: URL k) Bowers Museum 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 URL * "Mystery from the Tomb: The Face beneath the Mask" date: December 8, 2015 - TBA This exhibition explores a hidden phenomenon right inside of an Egyptian mummy mask: the distinct impression of a human face. info: URL * “Mummies of the World” date: March 19, 2016 - September 5, 2016 The travelling exhibition with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 95 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. Most recently it was at the Maryland Science Center (September 28, 2013 - January 20, 2014), the Buffalo Museum of Science (April 12, 2014 - September 21, 2014), the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal (November 26, 2014 - April 26, 2015), the Orlando Science Center (June 13, 2015 - November 29, 2015), and the Leonardo, Salt Lake City (December 18, 2015 - March 6, 2016). info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL URL l) University Museum, San Francisco State University c/o Museum Studies Program, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 * Opening of the Global Museum (incl. reopening the Sutro Egyptian collection) date: Fall 2016 [was: Spring 2016; was: Fall 2015] - ongoing info: URL info: press reports at URL "The Sutro Egyptian and Treganza collection will be moved as part of the University Museum’s relocation into the Fine Arts building next semester for specialized care and greater student accessibility. (..) The Museum Studies gallery is [currently] located on the fifth floor of the Humanities building which, according to Museum Studies Professor and Director Edward Luby, has been inaccessible to students and local families who want to visit the museum. (..)" URL "The University Museum’s plan to move two collections into the Fine Arts Building this spring have been postponed until fall 2015, allowing artifacts to be temporarily loaned to other museums and galleries until the grand opening. The Treganza and Sutro Egyptian collections were originally scheduled for a spring 2015 move into FA 203. (..) The Sutro Egyptian collection, which is currently housed in the fifth floor of the Humanities Building at the University Museum, has no plans to reopen before the move but a few items will be loaned to the San Francisco International Airport Museum (..)" info: online database of the Sutro Collection of Egyptian Antiquities that includes ca. 700 objects (incl. two intact mummies) - URL m) Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art Visual Arts Center California State University San Bernardino 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 * Re-opening of Ancient Egyptian galleries (now closed for renovations) date: early 2016 [was: Fall 2015] - ongoing info: URL info: URL n) Freer Gallery of Art Jefferson Dr. and 12th St., SW Washington, DC URL URL * "The Nile and Ancient Egypt" date: December 7, 2013 – January 3, 2016 On view are artifacts from the Freer Gallery's collection that illuminate the important role the Nile and water animals played in ancient Egyptian religion and concepts of the afterlife. info: URL info: press report at URL With some photos of artefacts. info: press reports at URL URL info: press report at URL o) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Avenue of the Arts 465 Hurlington Street, Boston, MA 02115 URL * "Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia" date: 19 July 2014 - 14 May 2017 Exhibition of more than 100 pieces of jewellery from ancient Nubia (1700 BC to 300 AD). info: URL info: English press report at URL With picture gallery. info: English press report at URL "In this exclusive interview, James Blake Wiener of Ancient HistoryEncyclopedia (AHE) speaks to Ms. Denise Doxey, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, about the history, artistry, and splendor of ancient Nubian jewelry. (..)" With several nice photos of Nubian jewelry. p) Worcester Art Museum 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609 URL * “Meow: A Cat-Inspired Exhibition -- The Captivating Cat: Felines and the Artist's Gaze" date: May 21, 2016 - September 4, 2016 Exhibition of over 70 works (prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures) about cats from WAM's permanent collection, including an Ancient Egyptian cat sculpture. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press reports at URL With photo of a dyn. 11 cat's head. URL URL URL info: English press report at URL q) Putnam Museum 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA 52804 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: March 5, 2016 - September 5 [was: TBA], 2016 The travelling exhibition with more than 1,000 reproductions of artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Earlier at Kansas City’s Union Station (April 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014) and San Diego Natural History Museum (October 11, 2014 - April 26, 2015), currently at Grand Rapids Public Museum (May 16, 2015 - January 31, 2016). info: URL info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL With a video. URL URL With two videos. URL info: English press report at URL r) Science Museum of Minnesota 120 W. Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102 URL * “Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs” date: February 19, 2016 - September 5, 2016 Exhibition with over 20 mummies from Peru and Egypt, plus dozens of other artifacts (decorated coffins, sarcophaguses, mummification tools, and animal mummies), from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 18, 2015 - January 18, 2016); will travel to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (October 6, 2016 – February 5, 2017) and The Field Museum, Chicago (February 24, 2018 – January 2019) info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) "What makes the ‘Mummies’ exhibition really unique is the juxtaposition of these ancient specimens with the modern technology that allows us to decode them and get a glimpse of what life may have been like in these amazing ancient societies,” said Mike Day, senior vice president of the Science Museum. (..)" info: English press report at URL s) Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 URL * "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" date: June 18, 2016 - September 11, 2016 The exhibition explores the role of cats, lions and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship and everyday life through approximately 80 different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s Egyptian collection. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - TBA). info: source - English press report at URL info: URL t) Museum of Contemporary Art 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 URL * “Matthew Barney: River of Fundament” date: September 13 [was: 14], 2015 - January 18, 2016 An exhibition that brings together for the first time, the entire ensemble of Matthew Barney's multipart "River of Fundament" project, comprising the symphonic film of epic length (5 hours) "River of Fundament," large-scale sculptures, drawings, photographs, story boards, and vitrines. The work is inspired by the American author Norman Mailer and his novel, "Ancient Evenings," set in Ancient Egypt from 1290-110 B.C.. This is a modified version of the exhibition that was at the Haus der Kunst, München (16 March 2014 - 17 August 2014) and at the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania (22 November 2014 - 13 April 2015). info: URL info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL u) Cantor Arts Center 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305-5060 URL * “An Oasis in Glass” date: April 13, 2016 – August 8, 2016 This exhibition showcases 4th-century mosaics, beads, flasks, and other glass objects created during the Roman occupation of Syria and Egypt. info: URL v) - w) The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 URL * Closed for renovation date: July 1, 2012 - TBA, 2016 [was: Fall 2015] info: URL x) McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-3200 URL * TBA date: TBA, 2017 Exhibition about the cat in ancient Egypt. info: source - English press report at: URL "(..) She said future displays have been booked years in advance. One that’s sure to draw interest is an Egyptian cats exhibit, set for opening in 2017. The Egyptian exhibit currently on display has a mummified cat and other references to the revered animal. Johnson expects this new upcoming exhibit to be a popular one. (..)" y) The Franklin Institute Science Museum 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 URL * "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" date: January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix (May 31, 2014 - September 1, 2014), the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park (September 27, 2014 - April 25, 2015), and Durham Museum, Omaha (May 23, 2015 - September 6, 2015). info: URL info: English press report at URL With photos of the shipping/installation. info: English press report at URL z) University of Michigan Library Hatcher Graduate Library, 7th Floor Exhibit Space 818 Hatcher Graduate Library South 913 S. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190 URL * "From Christianity to Islam: Egypt between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages" date: January 18, 2016 - May 4, 2016 [NB: Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm] Selected papyri from the University of Michigan's Papyrology Collection illustrate the government, society, and religious culture of Egypt during its transition from Byzantine Christian to Arab Islamic rule (4th to 8th centuries AD). Texts Greek, Coptic Egyptian, and Arabic, many never before on public display, further highlight the richness and diversity of the U-M Collection. info: URL za) Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology 315 Art and Communication Bldg. The University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38152-3140 URL * “Reopening Egyptian Gallery” date: April 9, 2016 - Ongoing info: URL Collection: URL zb) Legion of Honor Lincoln Park | 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 URL * “The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine” date: May 14, 2016 – August 26, 2018 The exhibition makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies (Irethorrou and “Hatason”). Besides an interactive virtual dissection table there are amulets and tomb furnishings on display. info: URL zc) Denver Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205 URL * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" / "Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs" date: October 6, 2016 – February 5, 2017 [was: Fall 2016] Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016). info: source - URL info: source - URL info: URL zd) The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: February 24, 2018 – January 2019 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016) and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Fall 2016). info: URL ze) Art Institute of Chicago 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603 * "A Portrait of Antinous, in Two Parts" date: April 2, 2016 - August 28, 2016 The exhibition features a recent uniting of two parts (one in Chicago and the other in Rome) of a bust of Antinous, the favorite of Roman Emperor Hadrian, who drowned in the Nile and was deified. info: URL With a video (7min35) showing the reconstruction of the original statue by combining the two parts. --CANADA-- a) - b) - c) - d) Discovery North Bay Museum 100 Ferguson Street, North Bay, Ontario P1B 1W8 * “Egypt: Gift of the Nile” date: April 9, 2016 - August 10, 2016 Travelling exhibition with 68 artefacts from the Royal Ontario Museum, including jewelry, carvings, writing implements, fabric and more; it also includes a full-sized replica sarcophagus. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL e) Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre 1086 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Oakville, Ontario L6H 7B2 URL * "Amice Calverley: A Legend and Legacy" date: November 7, 2016 - January 3, 2016 The exhibition explores life and art of Oakville Egyptologist Amice Calverley. info: URL info: English press report at URL --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds" [was: “Egypt’s Sunken Treasures”] date: 19 May 2016 – 27 November 2016 [was: 15 November 2016 - 15 March 2017] The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, complemented by artefacts from the British Museum. Earlier at the Arab World Institute in Paris (8 September 2015 - 31 January 2016; "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte"). info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL "(..) Artefacts from various sites across the Delta, drawn from the museum’s collection, will also be displayed – most notably from Naukratis (..)" With many photos of artefacts. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL URL with slideshow info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "Prime Minister Sherif Ismail approved Monday the travel of 293 artifacts to the United Kingdom, (..) they include 23 artifacts from the Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria and 12 artifacts from the museum at the Alexandria Bibliotheca. They also include 209 artifacts from the Land Museum of Alexandria, 18 pieces from the Egyptian Museum and 31 pieces from the National Museum of Alexandria. (..)" [The dates given in this report differ from the ones at the BM website. AKE] info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With an audio report (6 min). info: English press report at URL "Part of the ceiling of the British Museum’s new exhibition space has had to be dismantled to allow the safe installation of three colossal Egyptian granite statues, which were recovered in 2001 from the water where they lay for more than 2,000 years since a wealthy harbour city was destroyed by earthquake and rising sea levels. The pink granite statue of Hapy, a personification of the Nile flood that was crucial for the country’s fertility and wealth, weighs more than six tonnes and stands 5.4 metres, the tallest object ever to come to the museum on loan, and the tallest ever discovered of an Egyptian god. (..) [The other two statues are of] Ptolemy II and his sister and queen Arsinoe – together weighing almost 20 tonnes. (..)" With photos. info: English press report at URL "The British Museum has welcomed three giant statues depicting the Egyptian god Hapy, King Ptolemy II and his sister Queen Arsinoe, as part of an international exhibition tour. (...)" With photos. info: English press report at URL info: French press report at URL b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London, Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * “Akhenaten: Heretic, Visionary and Icon” date: 23 [was: 16] February 2016 – 30 June 2016 Exhibition with objects in the Petrie Museum’s collection from Amarna. info: URL info: URL [Here an end date of 27 August 2016 is given, likely in error.] c) The Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB URL * “Death on the Nile: Uncovering the afterlife of Ancient Egypt” date: 23 February 2016 - 22 May 2016 Exhibition dedicated to the Museum's collection of Egyptian coffins, exploring the beliefs and working practices behind these objects and revealing new information on how they were made. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) In preparation for it, the Fitzwilliam X-rayed, CT-scanned, and meticulously examined its Egyptian coffins, yielding an abundance of technical information about how they were made. (..)" With photos of coffins and some good details. URL With picture gallery. URL URL Review, with photos of artefacts. info: English press reports at URL With video trailer. URL "(..) Dr Tom Turmezei of the Medical Imaging Group, part of the Machine Intelligence Laboratory, (..) looked at the coffins of Nespawershefyt and Nakhtefmut; Nespawershefyt and Nakhtefmut, both important officials at the temple of Amun-Re at Karnak; the former, circa 1000 BC, a supervisor of temple scribes and of craftsmen's workshops, and the latter circa 923 BC, responsible for opening the doors of the shrine that contained the figure of Amun-Re in the innermost sanctuary of the temple. (..) Tom helped subject the coffins to computerised tomography (CT) scanning (..)." With some CT images. URL URL info: English press report at URL Describes some of the objects on display, e.g. the coffin of Nespawershefyt. info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL d) Two Temple Place 2 Temple Place, Londen WC2R 3BD URL * "Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt" [was: "The Appearance of Beauty: Style and Adornment in Ancient Egypt"] date: 30th January 2016 - 24th April 2016 Exhibition of Ancient Egyptian artefacts from the collections of smaller museums around the UK, showing how ancient Egyptians transformed their appearance, both in this life (imagery, clothing and jewellery, hair-dressing and makeup rituals) and in readiness of the next life (coffins and funerary head coverings). info: URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Drawn from Bagshaw Museum (Kirklees Council), Bexhill Museum, Bolton Museum, Royal Pavilion & Museums (Brighton & Hove), Macclesfield Museums and Touchstones Rochdale, (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: press release, and a folder with photos, at URL info: English press report at URL With slideshow. info: English press report at URL With photos of artefacts. info: English press reports at URL URL "The golden mummy mask of Titus Flavius Demetrius, who chose to be buried not as a Roman citizen but as an Egyptian god, is still in gleamingly immaculate condition 1,900 years after it was made. (..)" With photos of mask. URL "Artefacts from Bolton’s collection appear alongside those from six other museums (..) More than 100 treasures from Bolton's collection – including coffins and containers – are on show. (..) Bolton’s contribution covers the full stretch of Egyptian history, from predynastic to the Coptic period and includes objects such as necklaces, make-up pots, statuettes and clothing. (..)" URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL e) National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP URL * "Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology" date: 26 January 2016 – 30 October 2016 The exhibition features some of the great archaeological discoveries from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, Pre-Columbian America and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and looks at some of the characters [e.g., Giovanni Belzoni and Flinders Petrie] and stories behind their discovery. An Egyptian mummy is among the artefacts. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL f) - g) Manchester Museum The University of Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL URL * “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” date: 8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016 [was: October 2015 – March 2016] Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. The exhibition will travel to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (May-August 2016) and World Museum, Liverpool (September 2016-March 2017). info: URL info: URL info: source - URL info: blog report about the preparations for the exhibition - URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press report at URL With several object photos and scans. info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press release at URL info: English press reports at URL With picture gallery. URL URL URL URL With a video tour. info: English press reports at URL URL info: English blog report with a review at URL info: Englisg press report at URL "Animal Mummies wins the CityLife Awards 2015 Best Exhibition category. (..)" With picture gallery. h) Touchstones Rochdale Heritage Gallery Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale, Lancs, OL16 1AQ URL * “Jarred: Ceramics from the collection” date: 23 May 2015 - 1 October 2016 [prolongation; was: till 9 April 2016] Exhibition of ceramics, from 4000BC to the present day, ranging from Ancient Roman and ancient Egyptian pottery to Chinese and English porcelain. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL i) - j) Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP URL * “Writing for Eternity: decoding Ancient Egypt” date: March 12, 2016 - May 8, 2016 The exhibition explores the role of the scribe in Egyptian culture, the history of writing for the afterlife and how the Ancient Egyptians wrote letters, read poetry, negotiated business deals and documented their daily lives. Artefacts on loan from the British Museum range for pieces of jewellery, scribe’s pens, and parchment, to stone tablets, and sculptures. Besides hieroglyphic scripts also Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Nubian, and cuneiform scripts will be represented. Earlier in Wrexham County Borough Museum (20 June 2015 - 5 September 2015). info: URL info: English press report at URL k) National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF * Closure of the Ancient Egypt Gallery for redevelopment date: 1 September 2014 - TBA, 2018 info: URL l) Torquay Museum 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1HG URL * “Claws! The Human History of Cats” date: February 12, 2016 - September 4, 2016 The exhibition explores the relationship of cats and humans from distant prehistory until the present day, including cats in Ancient Egypt (cat mummies), Myth and Magic and Man eaters. info: URL info: English press report at URL m) - n) Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NU URL * “Ancient Egypt Rediscovered" [was: "Ancient Egypt"] date: 18 July 2015 - 18 June 2016 [was: 18 July 2015 - 31 October 2015] Exhibition that will explore the death customs and religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptians, alongside their everyday lives. info: URL "(...) Wigan Borough’s spectacular gold mask will be on display for the first time in over 40 years." [The mask seems to be the one depicted here: URL] o) Salisbury Museum The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EN URL * "Writing for Eternity: Decoding Ancient Egypt" date: 21 May 2016 - 3 September 2016 The exhibition explores the role of the scribe in Egyptian culture, the history of writing for the afterlife and how the Ancient Egyptians wrote letters, read poetry, negotiated business deals and documented their daily lives. Artefacts on loan from the British Museum range for pieces of jewellery, scribe’s pens, and parchment, to stone tablets, and sculptures. Besides hieroglyphic scripts also Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Nubian, and cuneiform scripts will be represented. Earlier in Wrexham County Borough Museum (20 June 2015 - 5 September 2015) and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust, Carlisle (12 March 2016 - 8 May 2016); later will go to Abergavenny Museum (September 16, 2016 – January 10, 2017) info: URL p) Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG URL * “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” date: 14 May 2016 - 4 September 2016 [was: May 2016 - August 2016] Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. Earlier venue is Manchester Museum (8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016). info: URL info: source - URL q) World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN URL * Closure of the Ancient Egypt galleries date: 7 September 2015 - September 2016 info: URL info: English press report at URL "World Museum Liverpool’s Ancient Egypt galleries are set to close on Sunday night at the start of a 12-month, £800,000 refurbishment. The redevelopment will treble the number of artefacts on display – some of which have never shown publicly before. A a new ‘Mummy Room’ will be created to display 12 of the museum’s collection of mummies, twice the number currently on show. (..)" With a slide-show of the current/old galleries. info: English press report at URL "(..) But around 3,000 [Egyptian] items were destroyed when Liverpool Museum was bombed by the Luftwaffe during the May Blitz of 1941, with an incendiary bomb causing structural and fire damage at the William Brown Street landmark. (..)" With a slide-show of the pre-WWII galleries and the destruction. info: English press report at URL * “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” date: October 14, 2016 – February 26, 2017 [was: September 2016 - March 2017] Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. Earlier venues are Manchester Museum (8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (May 2016 - August 2016). info: URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL r) Abergavenny Museum Lower Castle St, Abergavenny NP7 5EE URL * “Writing for Eternity: decoding Ancient Egypt” date: 16 September 2016 – 10 January 2017 The exhibition explores the role of the scribe in Egyptian culture, the history of writing for the afterlife and how the Ancient Egyptians wrote letters, read poetry, negotiated business deals and documented their daily lives. Artefacts on loan from the British Museum range for pieces of jewellery, scribe’s pens, and parchment, to stone tablets, and sculptures. Besides hieroglyphic scripts also Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Nubian, and cuneiform scripts will be represented. Earlier in Wrexham County Borough Museum (20 June 2015 - 5 September 2015) and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust, Carlisle (12 March 2016 - 8 May 2016), Salisbury Museum (21 May 2016 - 3 September 2016). info: source - URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Allard Pierson Museum Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam URL * "Ontmoetingen met de Orient" [was: "Het Petrie Perspectief"] date: 24 June 2016 - 18 September 2016 [was: TBA, 2016] The exhibition about the system employed by William Flinders Petrie to distribute ancient Egyptian artefacts from his excavations accross museums worldwide, has now become part of a set of three exhibitions with an Oriental theme (Oriental language studies in 17th c. Netherlands; Petrie's distribution system; Emilie Haspels, first female director of the Allard Pierson Museum). info: URL info: URL Information about the Petrie Perspectief project. b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * Closure of the Ancient Egyptian Galleries date: 11 May 2015 - October 2016 info: URL URL * "Egypte, land van onsterfelijkheid" [Egypt, Land of Immortality] date: 1 April 2016 - 2 October 2016 [was: 15/18 April 2016 - 4 September 2016] Temporary display in another part of the Museum, with 150 artefacts from the RMO collection, plus loans from other museums. info: URL info: URL info: URL info: URL "(..) De ruim 150 objecten in de tentoonstelling komen allemaal uit de eigen museumcollectie, waarbij sommige nooit eerder voor publiek waren te zien. (..)" (in English) URL info: Dutch blog report at URL info: Dutch press report at URL * Reopening of the Ancient Egyptian Galleries date: October 2016 info: URL --GERMANY-- a) Ägyptisches Museum Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn * “Pläne, Karten und Landkarten Ägyptens” date: 18 November 2015 - 3 July 2016 [prolongation; was: till 14 February 2016] Exhibition with modern (1800-1940 AD) and ancient (2000-1050 BC) maps and plans of Egypt. info: URL b) Galileo-Park Sauerland Pyramiden 4-7, 57368 Lennestadt URL * “Das Cheops-Projekt - Das Eisen der Pharaonen” date: 19 March 2016 - 20 November 2016 info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Die neue Sonderausstellung präsentiert in aufwendigen Inszenierungen die Forschungsergebnisse des Cheops-Projektes. Das Hauptergebnis ist die Entdeckung von Eisenoxid an der Decke der Königskammer. (..)" [As this is about the theories of Dominique Görlitz, it is possible the exhibition is in part non-mainstream. AKE] c) Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Richard-Wagner-Straße 9, 06114 Halle URL * “Krieg - eine archäologische Spurensuche” date: 6 November 2015 - 22 May 2016 Exhibition about the archaeological exploration of the phenomenon of "war". The Battle of Kadesh between Egyptians and Hittites is one of the spotlighted episodes. info: (in German) URL (in English) URL info: German press reports at URL "(..) Erst wenige Jahrhunderte zuvor hatten die Hyksos – aus dem vorderen Orient kommend – mithilfe ihrer Streitwagen weite Teile Ägyptens erobert. Nun war diese Innovation zur Grundlage jeder Großmacht geworden. Mit Nachbauten dieser Wagen dokumentiert die Ausstellung in Halle, wie das Pferd das Kriegswesen revolutionierte. (..)" URL "(..) Im Laufe der Zeit ändern sich Organisation, Taktik und Waffentechnologie, wie zahlreiche Belege und Ausstellungsstücke aus der gesamten Alten Welt zeigen. Darunter befinden sich Angriffs- und Verteidigungswaffen, (..) aber auch der älteste erhaltene Friedensvertrag der Welt, in dem Pharao Ramses II. und König Hattusili III. am 31. Oktover 1259 v. Chr. die Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Ägypten und dem hethitischen Reich beendeten. (..)" URL d) RömerMuseum Kastell Boiotro Lederergasse 43, 94032 Passau URL * "Die Grabkammer des Sennedjem" [The funeral chamber of Sennedjem] date: 18 March 2016 - 18 September 2016 A replica (1 : 1 model) of the funeral chamber of Sennedjem. Facsimile pages of papyrus Ani and figures of Egyptian gods and amulets will help to explain the drawings in Sennedjem's tomb. info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Eine Replik der Büste der Nofretete, ein Handspiegel, dessen Alter auf 3.300 Jahre geschätzt wird, Auszüge aus den Totenbüchern eines antiken ägyptischen Handwerkers. Das Römermuseum 'Kastell Boiotro' gewährt mit einer Zusatzschau Einblick in das spirituelle und kulturelle Leben im alten Ägypten. Im Mittelpunkt steht 'Das Grab des Sennedjem'. Die Grabkammer, die zu den am besten erhaltenen der Antike zählt, wurde maßstabsgetreu nachgebildet. (..)" e) Martin-Gropius-Bau Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin URL * "Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: cancelled [was: 15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016] info: source - URL "(..) Eröffnet wurde die Ausstellung in Paris im September von Frankreichs Präsidenten François Hollande. Ob sie auch in Deutschland zu sehen sein wird, ist noch nicht absehbar. Das sei derzeit nicht geplant, sagt Goddio. (..)" f) Badisches Landesmuseum Schloss Karlsruhe, 76131 Karlsruhe URL URL * “Ramses - Göttlicher Herrscher am Nil” date: 17 December 2016 - 18 June 2017 Exhibition about Ramesses II, his reign and family, and about archaeological work done in his capital Pi-Ramesse. info: URL g) Museum Natur und Mensch [previously: Naturmuseum und Ethnologische Sammlung] Gerberau 32, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau URL * "Die Letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Das spätantike Ägypten"] date: end of 2015 [was: 19 July 2014 - 11 January 2015] info: source - URL h) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim URL * "Mumien der Welt" [Mummies of the World] date: 12 February 2016 - 28 August 2016 Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. Earlier in the Drents Museum, Assen (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014, "Mummies - Surviving after Death"), the Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest (1 October 2014 - 17 May 2015, "World of Mummies"), and the Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg (12 June 2015 - 10 January 2016, "Momies - Un rêve d'éternité"). The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Basel, Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. info: URL info: URL info: German press releases at URL "Eine CT-Untersuchung von vier Mumien aus Südamerika, Ägypten und von der Insel Teneriffa im St. Bernward Krankenhaus Hildesheim hat heute neue Erkenntnisse gebracht, die die kommenden Sonderausstellung (..) präsentieren wird." URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "(...) Nun arbeitet Jens Klocke am German Mummy Project mit. Der Zusammenschluss von Anthropologen, Medizinern und anderen Wissenschaftlern hat es sich zum Ziel gesetzt, den Geheimnissen von Mumien auf die Spur zu kommen. Dabei entstand die Ausstellung "Mumien der Welt", die vom 12. Februar an - ergänzt durch eigene Objekte und aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse - im Hildesheimer Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum zu sehen ist." info: German press reports at URL "(...) werden in diesem Museum zurzeit insgesamt 26 vollständige erhaltende Mumien gezeigt – in der größten Ausstellung dieser Art, die es jemals in Deutschland gegeben hat. (...) Sie stammen aus verschiedenen Epochen der Menschheitsgeschichte und unterschiedlichen Regionen der Erde. Die mit 4000 Jahren weltweit älteste einbalsamierte Mumie aus Ägypten zählt ebenso zu den Ausstellungsstücken wie die ungarischen Mumien aus dem 17. Jahrhundert." URL "Schon 2007 war in Mannheim eine damals heiß diskutierte Mumien- ausstellung zu sehen. Das Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim hat diese Wanderausstellung übernommen – und die Zahl der Exponate auf rund 200 verdoppelt, darunter 26 menschliche Mumien. Es ist die bislang größte Mumien-Ausstellung in Deutschland." URL "Mit 60 erhaltenen Leichen von Menschen und Tieren ist 'Mumien der Welt' in Hildesheim eine Ausstellung der Superlative. Sie zeigt zahlreiche neue Forschungen – und ist eine Warnung an die Eltern." URL "26 vollständig erhaltene menschliche Mumien sind derzeit im Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim zu sehen. Die Sonderausstellung 'Mumien der Welt' ist nach Angaben des Museums die größte, jemals in Deutschland präsentierte Mumienausstellung. Sie soll den Besuchern einen Einblick in die weltweite Praxis der Konservierung Verstorbener geben, teilte Museumssprecherin Kristina Freise mit. 'In der Mumifizierung findet die uralte Sehnsucht des Menschen Ausdruck, der eigenen Vergänglichkeit entgegenzuwirken', so Freise." - includes a video report: "Mumien-Ausstellung in Hildesheim" [4:16 mins.] See also the slideshow: "Größte deutsche Mumienausstellung in Hildesheim": URL info: German press report at URL "(...) In der Ausstellung 'Mumien der Welt' in Hildesheim geht es um wissenschaftliche Forschung und die Präsentation von Mumien. Ein paar Fragen aber bleiben. (...) Im Hildesheimer Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum werden Tote ausgesstellt. Das ist nun mal so, Wissenschaft hin oder her. Aber darf man das? Nein, haben Kritiker bereits im Vorfeld gesagt. 'Wir weisen entsprechende Argumente nicht von der Hand', sagt Museumsleiterin Regine Schulz. 'Aber in unserer Ausstelllung wahren wir in jedem Fall den respektvollen Umgang mit den Verstorbenen.' (..)" i) Martin von Wagner-Museum der Universität Würzburg Residenzplatz 2, Tor A, 97070 Würzburg URL * "Augen & Blicke. Das Sehen in der Kunst von Alt-Ägypten bis zur Moderne" date: 9 December 2015 - 16 April 2016 [prolongation; was: till 2 April 2016] info: URL info: URL "(…) Ein Längsschnitt durch Epochen und Kulturen soll die Besucher aus der Zeit um 3500 v. Chr. bis an die Schwelle der Gegenwart führen, um ihn mit sich wandelnden oder auch konstant bleibenden Erscheinungsformen von Auge und Blick in den verschiedensten Bildmedien zu konfrontieren – anhand von ägyptischen Amuletten und Mumienporträts, etruskischen Aschenurnen, griechischen Vasen, römischen Marmorporträts, romanischer und gotischer Schnitzkunst, Gemälden, Zeichnungen, Kupferstichen und Skulpturen vom 15. bis 20. Jahrhundert. (..)" info: URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL j) Knauf-Museum Iphofen, Am Marktplatz, 97343 Iphofen URL * “Alltag-Luxus-Schutz. Schmuck im Alten Ägypten” [Everyday wear - luxury items - objects for protection. Jewelry in Ancient Egypt] date: 13 March 2016 - 6 November 2016 Exhibition about jewellery in ancient Egypt. info: URL info: Flyer "Schmuck im alten Ägypten" at URL info: German press reports at URL URL "(...) widmet sich das Museum schönen Dingen: dem Schmuck im alten Ägypten. Schmuck im Alltag, als Luxusgut oder als Schutzobjekt – die drei Bereiche kommen gleichberechtigt zur Geltung. (...) Die Ausstellungstücke stammen vom Ägyptischen Museum in Berlin, zu dem das Knauf-Museum seit vielen Jahren gute Beziehungen unterhält. (...) Die Stücke aus Berlin stammen zum größten Teil aus dem Magazin. Viele sind noch nie gezeigt worden.(..)" info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL With a video (4 min) about several displays. k) Gustav-Lübcke-Museum Neue Bahnhofstraße 9, 59065 Hamm URL * Re-Opening of the Ancient Egyptian department date: August 30, 2015 [was: August, 2015] - ongoing info: URL info: URL "(..) Den Abschluss und Höhepunkt des Premierenjahres bildet die Wiedereröffnung der ägyptischen Abteilung. Das Gustav- Lübcke-Museum kann mit der größten ägyptischen Sammlung in Westfalen überzeugen und setzt hier ebenfalls einen neuen Schwerpunkt in der Präsentation. Die wertvollen Stücke werden künftig in klimatisierten Räumlichkeiten stehen und sind, atmosphärisch inszeniert, in leicht verständliche Themenbereiche gegliedert -- von den Jenseitsvorstellungen über die Tempelkultur und die Götterwelt bis zum Alltagsleben." info: source - URL " (..) Im Mai 2015 folgt dann die Eröffnung der Abteilungen Archäologie und Angewandte Kunst und im August 2015 der Höhepunkt mit der Abteilung ?Altes Ägypten?, schließlich verfügt das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum über die größte ägyptische Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet." info: press release "Neueröffnung: Gustav-Lübcke-Museum in Hamm präsentiert Ägypten-Sammlung" at URL "Das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum eröffnet neu am 8. März 2015. (...) Das Haus präsentiert zunächst seine neu gestaltete Sammlung zur Stadtgeschichte und der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts. Den Höhepunkt des Jahres bildet die Wiedereröffnung der ägyptischen Abteilung am 30. August 2015. Das Hammer Museum besitzt die größte ägyptische Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet und setzt hier einen neuen Schwerpunkt, der durch neue Dauerleihgaben ergänzt werden kann." info: German press report at URL "Es begann 1886 mit einem 'Mumienverein'. Jetzt ist die Abteilung 'Altes Ägypten' mit der größten ägyptischen Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet das Markenzeichen des Gustav-Lübcke-Museums in Hamm. Es feiert seine Wiedereröffnung in diesem Jahr mit der Neukonzeption sämtlicher Dauerausstellungen. Schluss- und Höhepunkt ist am 30. August die Neupräsentation der Ägyptensammlung. Damit nimmt das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum dann auch seinen Vollbetrieb wieder auf. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Die neue Dauerausstellung Altes Ägypten im Gustav-Lübcke- Museum zeigt sich ab Ende August komplett überarbeitet und mit einem besonderen neuen Highlight – dem 7,5 Tonnen schweren Granitsarkophag des Sechem-ka aus der Zeit zwischen 2350 und 2335 vor Christus. (...)" info: German press report at URL "In Hamm begegnen sie sich: Die Goldmaske des Tutanchamun und das farbig gefasste Porträt der Nofretete aus Kalkstein. Allerdings wurden nicht die Originale aus Kairo und Berlin nach Westfalen entliehen. Im Gustav-Lübcke-Museum muss man mit Kopien vorlieb nehmen. Die kleine Hochstapelei soll das Interesse des Publikums an diesen spektakulären Objekten stillen, sagt Museumsdirektorin Friederike Daugelat. Es wird ja auf den Schildern ausgewiesen. Und Originale bekommen die Besucher auch jede Menge zu sehen. In der Ägypten-Abteilung des Museums, die immerhin die größte in Westfalen ist. Nach der umfassenden Sanierung ist von Sonntag an das Haus wieder komplett zugänglich. Die Dauerausstellung Altes Ägypten wurde dabei ebenfalls komplett neu gestaltet, bekam vor allem einen eigenen Raum. Erstmals werde die Kollektion angemessen präsentiert, sagt Daugelat. (..)" Lists some of the objects on display. URL "(..) Nicht zu übersehen ist das neueste Exponat des Hauses. Der Granitsarkophag des Sechem-ka, eines königlichen Gefolgsmannes, wiegt 7,5 Tonnen. Die gigantische Steinkiste ist als Dauerleihgabe aus dem Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim gekommen, beide Häuser planen eine enge Kooperation. Blickfänge der Hammer Sammlung sind auch das Schiffsmodell, das um 2000 vor Christus entstanden ist, die 'Scheintür des Djeti' (2200 v. Chr.) mit ihren Hieroglyphen oder eine Mumienmaske mit anmutigen, von Kajal umflorten Augen (300 v. Chr.). (..)" l) Internationales Keramik-Museum Luitpoldstr. 25, 92637 Weiden URL * "Aus Pharaos Werkstatt - Handwerk und Material im alten Ägypten" [was: "Handwerk im Alten Ägypten"] date: 13 December 2015 – 29 May 2016 [prolongation; was: till 10 April 2016] The exhibition looks at the ancient Egyptian production of textiles, ceramics, glass, faience, and stone, metal and wood working. info: URL info: press release at URL info: German press report at URL info: source (p. 100) - URL m) - n) Bode-Museum Am Kupfergraben, 10117 Berlin URL * "Ein Gott - Abrahams Erben am Nil: Juden, Christen und Muslime in Ägypten von der Antike bis zum Mittelalter date: 1 December 2015 - 30 April 2016 Exhibition with around 150 objects from several international collections, illustrate the heritage in Egypt of the three monotheistic religions. Earlier at the same venue (2 April 2015 - 13 September 2015), with a collection that now is at the British Museum London ("Egypt: faith after the pharaohs"; 29 October 2015 – 7 February 2016), but it reopens in Berlin with a fully refreshed collection. info: URL info: English press report at URL [Here said to be “One God, Three Religions” in July 2016, but that seems to be in error - unless it will move to the Neues Museum, Berlin, in yet another form. AKE] o) - p) Landesmuseum Württemberg Altes Schloss, Schillerplatz 6, 70173 Stuttgart * "Wahre Schätze: Antike - Kelten - Kunstkammer" [True treasures: Antiquity - Celts - Art chamber] date: 21 may 2016 - ongoing Re-opening of three collections, among which the Classical one, with objects from Greco-Roman Egypt (von Sieglin Collection). info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts erfolgte die Schenkung des Stuttgarter Mäzens Ernst von Sieglin mit Objekten aus dem griechisch-römischen Ägypten - Marmorbildnisse von Alexander dem Großen, auf dünne Holztafeln gemalte Mumienporträts, Mumienmasken sowie Bronzen und Terrakotten. (..)" Includes the photograph of a mummy portrait q) - r) - s) Ägyptisches Museum "Georg Steindorff" der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * "Gegossene Götter - Metallhandwerk und Massenproduktion im Alten Ägypten" [Cast gods - metal craft and mass production in Ancient Egypt] date: 11 December 2015 - 29 May 2016 Travelling exhibition that illustrates the ancient Egyptian technology to make bronzes. Organized by the Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn, the Museum August Kestner Hannover, the Ägyptisches Museum der Uni Leipzig, and the Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein Gotha. Earlier at the Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn (23 October 2014 - 8 March 2015) and the Herzogliches Museum, Gotha (16 August 2015 - 15 November 2015). info: URL info: press release of the Universität Leipzig: "Gegossene Götter - Ausstellung zur frühen Metallurgie im Ägyptischen Museum" URL "Die Sonderausstellung "zeigt unter anderem Funde einer Gusswerkstatt des 1. Jahrtausends v. Chr. und ihre Untersuchung mit verschiedenen bildgebenden Verfahren. Vorgestellt werden auch erste Ergebnisse eines neuen interdisziplinären, tschechisch- deutschen Gemeinschaftsprojekts - eine Zusammenarbeit, die durch Mittel des Tschechischen Instituts für Ägyptologie an der Karls- Universität Prag und des Instituts für Chemie und Technologie (ICT) gefördert wird. Das Ägyptische Museum der Universität Leipzig stellt für die Analysereihen die altägyptischen Objekte zur Verfügung." info: press release of the Czech Institute of Egyptology of the Charles University in Prague: "Interdisciplinary archaeometallurgical project has brought first results" URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL Info about the 'Project Early copper metalurgy in Ancient Egypt', a case study of the material from Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Leipzig. info: German press report at URL Includes an audio report [3:53 mins.] info: German press report at URL "Ob Fisch, Katze oder Menschengestalt: metallene Götterfiguren konnten bereits von den alten Ägyptern in Massenproduktion hergestellt werden. Eine Ausstellung im Ägyptischen Museum der Universität Leipzig zeigt kunstvolle Detailarbeiten und alle Schritte der Metallverarbeitung. Rund 140 Götterfiguren und andere metallene Handwerksstücke wie Spiegel, Waffen und Räucherschalen sind bis zum 29. Mai 2016 im Ägyptischen Museum Georg Steindorff der Universität Leipzig zu sehen. Sie führen vor Augen, dass die Ägypter schon vor rund 4.000 Jahren zu filigraner Metallarbeit und massenhafter Produktion von Metallfiguren fähig waren." info: URL t) - u) - v) - w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim URL * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos"/ "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum" date: cancelled [was: Spring 2015] info: source - German press report at URL "(..) Im September geht es mit "Die Entstehung der Welt" über Ägyptens Schöpfungsmythos weiter, einer Ausstellung, die in Europa nur in Hildesheim und in Wien gezeigt wird." * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" date: 16 November 2014 - 30 July 2017 [2nd prolongation; was: till 10 January 2016] [sst prolongation; was: till 17 May 2015] The exhibition is thematically oriented and will display all aspects of ancient Egyptian art and culture, from the early beginnnings to the Coptic period. Highlights will be the brilliantly illustrated BD of an Amenemhat which is 9 m long and outstanding findings from the Giza necropolis. A reconstruction of the tomb of the mayor of Thebes [Sennefer] will allow the visitor to dip into the exciting world of Egypt. info: URL info: URL With links to pages about spotlighted objects, and with a link to a video. info: source - press report about new exhibitions in 2014: "Von den Wittelsbachern bis Ägypten" URL The description of this exhibition is at the end of the article. info: press report at URL "(..) Die rund 500 Exponate stammen aus der hochkarätigen, dort aber aus Platzgründen nur teilweise gezeigten Sammlung des Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museums Hildesheim, mit dem es seit September einen Kooperationsvertrag gibt. Hinzu kommen einige Privatleihgeber. Bis auf Thomas Liepsner, dessen Schätze ja auf Echtheit untersucht und schon öffentlich vorgestellt wurden, wollen diese Sammler nicht persönlich in Erscheinung treten, heißt es.(..) Die Exponate reichen von aufwendig gestalten Papyri über Särge, Reliefs, Skulpturen und Metallarbeiten bis hin zu Schmuck. Besondere Höhepunkte sind das meisterlich illustrierte, neun Meter lange Totenbuch des Amenemhat, Funde vom Pyramidenfriedhof von Giza sowie die originalgetreue Rekonstruktion der kunstvoll dekorierten Grabkammer des Bürgermeisters von Theben um 1400 v. Chr. " info: German press reports at URL "..) Der erster Spezialtransporter kam aus dem Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim. Unter den Objekten befand sich auch das schwerste Ausstellungsstück der Schau. Ein monumentaler Steinsarkophag, der 5,4 Tonnen auf die Waage bringt. Er ist fast 4500 Jahre alt. Mit Gabelstapler, Spezialkran, und sechs Experten wurde der Sarkophag im Foyer des Museums Weltkulturen D5 platziert." info: German press report at URL "In den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen sind die ersten Vorboten der Ausstellung 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit' angekommen (..)." info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL With a video report [01:19 mins.] URL URL URL URL URL With photo of the replicated tomb chamber. URL With a video report [01:31 mins.] info: German press report at URL With video. info: German press report at URL "(..) Einige der rund 500 Exponate sind zum ersten Mal zu sehen. (..)" info: a German video with a 'teaser' (4 mins.) about the exhibition - URL A German video "Das Totenbuch des Amenemhat" (1 min 47) - URL About the ca. 9 m long Book of the Dead of Amenemhat. info: German press reports at URL URL "(...) ein auch pädagogisch ideal aufbereitetes Kompendium der Kultur des alten Ägypten." info: German press reports at URL URL URL "(..) Die Präsentation erfreut sich anhaltender Begeisterung beim Publikum. Jetzt begrüßten die Verantwortlichen den 25.000. Besucher. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Ritterschlag für die rem-Schau 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit': Altkanzler Dr. Helmut Kohl (84) zeigt sich begeistert von der Schau über das Pharaonen-Reich. (..)" info: press release - URL info: two audio-podcasts with backround info at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press release at URL "Ägypten-Ausstellung knackt 50.000-Besuchermarke." German press report at URL "Die Ausstellung (...) begrüßte heute die 50.000ste Besucherin." info: German press report at URL "Die Mannheimer Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen zählten bisher bereits 75 000 Besucher der Sonderausstellung über altägyptische Kunst und Kultur." info: press releases at URL "Bereits rund 80.000 Besucher haben die Präsentation gesehen. Wegen der großen Nachfrage wird die Ausstellung verlängert und schließt nicht wie ursprünglich geplant am Sonntag ihre Pforten. Noch bis 10. Januar 2016 widmet sie sich der Kultur des Alten Ägyptens." URL "Pünktlich zur Verlängerung bietet die Ausstellung eine weitere Attraktion: Ein Film mit aufwändigen Rekonstruktionen lässt die antike Stadt Alexandria mit ihrer berühmten Bibliothek und ihrem Leuchtturm wiederauferstehen." info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL "Die erfolgreiche Ausstellung Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit in den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim wird verlängert. Bis zum 10. Januar 2016 können sich die Besucher ins Reich der Pharaonen entführen lassen." Includes a video report: "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" [4:07 mins.] URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Passend zur Verlängerung der Ausstellung wartet diese auch mit einer Neuerung auf. Die antike Stadt Alexandria war über 700 Jahre das kulturelle Zentrum der hellenistischen und römischen Welt. In ihrer berühmten Bibliothek wurde das Wissen der Zeit gesammelt und der berühmte Leuchtturm der Stadt, Pharos, zählt zu den sieben Weltwundern. Ein neuer Ausstellungsfilm bietet spektakuläre Rekonstruktionen dieser untergegangenen Welt. (..)" info: German press report at URL info: press release at URL "Die Ausstellung _Ägypten – Land der Unsterblichkeit_ entführt ins faszinierende Reich der Pharaonen. Die rem freuen sich über den nach wie vor regen Besucherzustrom. Heute konnten sie den 111.111. Gast begrüßen. Dies nahm Kuratorin Dr. Gabriele Pieke zum Anlass, die Verlängerung der Ausstellung zu verkünden: 'Das anhaltende Interesse der Gäste und die vielen begeisterten Besucherstimmen freuen mich als Kuratorin natürlich sehr. Die Leihgeber haben zugestimmt und wir können die Schätze vom Nil länger in Mannheim präsentieren. Noch bis 30. Juli 2017 bleiben die Pharaonen zu Gast in den rem.'" info: press report at URL Includes a slideshow info: German press report at URL --AUSTRIA-- a) Messe Graz Halle A, Messeplatz 1, 8010 Graz URL * “Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze” [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 22 March 2016 - 27 July 2016 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. Most recent previous venues were the Olympiapark München (3 April 2015 - 13 September 2015) and the Zeitenströmung, Dresden (1 October 2015 - 28 February 2016). info: URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL URL URL URL With a video report [1:52 mins.]. info: German press reports at URL URL b) Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien URL * “Von Alexandria nach Abu Simbel - Ägypten in frühen Fotografien 1849-1875” date: 7 June 2016 - 25 September 2016 Exhibition of ca. 60 early photos (1849-1875). info: source - programme 2016 [PDF] - URL --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * "Sinai: The Origin of the Alphabet" date: 25 April 2016 - ca. October 2016 This exhibition, at the occassion of the 100th anniversary of Sir Alan Gardiner's decipherment of the Proto-Sinaitic script, displays (in Room 44) all the early alphabetic inscriptions in the Museum, plus some other objects. b) Luxor Museum Kornish Al Nile, Luxor * "Eternal Thebes” date: 12 December 2015 - TBA Exhibition about the work of the Spanish-Egyptian mission excavating the Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmose III in Luxor. info: source - Spanish press report at URL With photo gallery. c) The Egyptian Center for International Cultural Cooperation 11 Shagaret El Dorr, Zamalek, Cairo * "Papyri from Karanis: Voices from a Multi-cultural Society in Ancient Fayum" date: 10 March 2016 - TBA This exhibition celebrates the publication of papyri housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, on behalf of the German Archaeological Institute Cairo. --ITALY-- a) Museo del Papiro "Corrado Basile" Via Nizza, 14, 96100 Siracusa * "Papiri. Immagini di restauro 2005 – 2015. I dieci anni del Laboratorio di Restauro dei Papiri del Museo Egizio del Cairo" [Papyri. Pictures of the restoration 2005 - 2015. Ten years of the Laboratorio di Restauro dei Papyri of the Egyptian Museum of Cairo] date: 29 December 2015 - 31 January 2016 Photographic exhibition of 12 years of restoration work of the "Laboratorio di Restauro dei Papiri" in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. info: URL info: website of the project: "Progetto di Restauro Conservativo dei Papiri in Egitto" URL "Il Museo del Papiro è impegnato da diversi anni nel progetto 'Restauro Conservativo dei Papiri in Egitto', che ha lo scopo di favorire attività di studio, di ricerca, di scambi e di esperienze con le istituzioni culturali e scientifiche egiziane, con particolare riguardo alle attività di restauro conservativo dei papiri e alla formazione nel campo del restauro." info: Italian press report at URL b) Museo civico del Risorgimento Piazza G. Carducci, 5, 40100 Bologna BO URL * “Terra di conquista e di mistero: echi dell'Egitto napoleonico a Bologna” ate: 28 November 2015 - 24 January 2016 [prolongation; was: 16 January 2016] Exhibition about the influence of Napoleon's expedition to Egypt (1798-1799) on Europe, notably Bologna. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL c) Deposito Museale "E. Colombotto Rosso" Palazzo Civico, Corso Roma n.8, Pontestura (Piëmont) URL * "Rosso Egizio. Dialogo iconografico tra Colombotto Rosso e l'antico Egitto" [Egyptian Rosso. Iconographic dialog between Colombotto Rosso and Ancient Egypt] date: 20 March 2016 - 23 October 2016 Exhibition of a selection of works by the artist Enrico Colombotto Rosso, flanked by Ancient Egyptian artifacts (on loan from the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brescia) that show the influence of Ancient Egypt on Rosso's works. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL d) Chiesa di San Jacopo Campo Corbollini, Via Faenza 43, Firenze * “Distruzione, Ricostruzione: minacce al patrimonio culturale del Mediterraneo” [DEstruction, REconstruction - Threats to Mediterranean Cultural Heritage] date: 11 May 2015 - 11 May 2016 A virtual exhibition curated by MA students of Museum Studies; focussing on heritage problems in Egypt, Syria, Libya and Italy. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL e) Museo Egizio di Torino Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 Torino URL * “ “Il Nilo a Pompei - Visioni d’Egitto nel mondo romano” [The Nile in Pompei - Visions of Egypt in the Roman world] [was: "Pompei e l’Egitto”] date: 5 [was: 4] March 2016 - 4 September 2016 [was: March/April 2016] Exhibition about the relation between Egypt and de Roman city of Pompei. Part of the “L’Egitto a Pompei” event (see Napoli and Pompeii). info: URL info: URL info: Italian press release at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL Some objects from the Temple of Isis at Benevento will be on display as well. info: Italian press reports at URL Lists some objects that are included in the exhibition. URL URL With link to a video about one of the objects on loan. info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL "Il fiume che ha cullato la civiltà tra le sue onde molli e il vulcano sterminatore. Si chiama «Il Nilo a Pompei. Visioni d'Egitto nel mondo romano» la mostra che verrà inaugurata a Torino il prossimo 4 marzo - apertura al pubblico il giorno dopo - e poi nel sito vesuviano e al museo archeologico di Napoli, con l'obiettivo di raccontare gli influssi e gli innesti spirituali, sociali, politici e artistici originati da culti ed elementi di stile nati o transitati per la terra del Nilo." info: Italian press reports at URL URL "Vetrina d'eccezione per i reperti egizi di Benevento che da domani saranno in mostra a Torino. Taglio del nastro per 'Il Nilo a Pompei. Visioni d’Egitto nel mondo romano', al Museo Egizio di Torino, nell’ambito della quale saranno esposti alcuni reperti del Tempio di Iside di Benevento. Un grande progetto espositivo che unisce Torino, Pompei e Napoli con un solo denominatore comune: l’Egitto." URL "Sarà inaugurata il 4 marzo alle ore 18.00 a Torino la Mostra 'Il Nilo a Pompei. Visioni d’Egitto nel mondo romano'. L’evento organizzato dall’Istituto culturale piemontese, presieduto da Evelina Christillin e diretto da Christian Greco, è stato reso possibile grazie alla cooperazione di una pluralità di prestigiose Istituzioni culturali italiane ed estere, tra le quali appunto il Museo del Sannio – Arcos del patrimonio della Provincia di Benevento, che hanno prestato numerosi reperti di epoca egizia in trasferta a Torino." info: English press report at URL "(..) Some 330 finds, from refined frescoes of Pompeii to three entirely reconstructed tombs, will from March 5 be showcasing the loves, fashions and in some cases the obsessions of the Classical world, fascinated as it was with the culture of nearby Egypt. (..)" info: English press reports at URL "(..) It shows 332 pieces coming from twenty foreign and Italian museums (half of which from Naples and Pompei) which are a testament to the influence Egyptian culture had on the Greek and Roman one. There are extraordinary works to be admired in Turin for the first time such as the frescoes of the Isis temple in Pompei or the ones of the house of the Golden Bracelet. (..)" URL [new] info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL The latter includes a large slideshow (50 photographs of the exhibition). info: French press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: video "Il Nilo a Pompei - Making Of" [1:27 mins.] at URL f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4 - 00197 Roma URL * "La misteriosa scoperta della tomba di Tutankhamun" [The mysterious discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun] [was: "Alla scopterta della Tomba del faraone Tutankhamon"] date: 22 [was: 29] October 2014 - 20 June 2016 [prolongation; was: till 25 November 2015] Exhibition of ca. 30 replicas of KV62 objects. info: URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL With photo gallery. URL URL About the opening on 28 October. URL info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL About the opening on Oct. 28. URL Photo gallery. info: English press report at URL Here the exhibition is said to run from 31.10.2014 to 31.10.2015 (versus the two years mentioned elsewhere). * "Egitto dal cielo, 1914. La riscoperta del fotografo pioniere, prigioniero, professionista Theodor Kofler" [Egypt from the Sky, 1914. The rediscovery of the photographer pioneer, prisoner, professional Theodor Kofler] date: 16 April 2015 - TBA The exhibition, conceived and curated by Professor Patrizia Piacentini, celebrates the centennial of the first aerial photographs of ancient Egyptian monuments, collected in an amazing album preserved in the Egyptological Archives of the Università degli Studi di Milano since 2001. Despite his skills, Kofler, as a photographer, was until now almost unknown. He has been rediscovered thanks to research of the Milanese Chair of Egyptology, started more than 10 years ago and undertaken in different European and African countries. Earlier at the Università degli Studi di Milano (11 February 2015 - 13 March 2015). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL g) Museo Archeologico Nazionale Piazza Museo Nazionale, 19, 80135 - Napoli URL * Re-opening of the “Sala dei culti orientali” date: 28 June 2016 - ongoing Dedicated to ancient Egyptian and Asiatic cults in Roman Campania. Part of the “L’Egitto a Pompei” event (see Torino and Pompeii). info: URL info: Italian press release at URL info: French press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "La collezione egizia del Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli, una delle più importanti al mondo riapre in ottobre. A precedere questa attesa riapertura, il MANN ospita la terza tappa del progetto Egitto Pompei." Includes a video report [1:38 mins.]. * Re-opening of the Egyptian Collection date: 8 October 2016 - ongoing info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: URL "La Collezione Egiziana, seconda per importanza in Italia solo a quella del Museo Egizio di Torino, (..)" h) Musei Civici di Padova Palazzo Zuckermann, corso Garibaldi 33, Padova * “Pashedu - Un artigiano alla corte dei faraoni“ [Pashedu, a craftsman at the court of the Pharaohs] date: 19 March 2016 - 19 June 2016 A replica (1 : 1 model) of the tomb of Pashedu, a resident of Deir el-Medina. Earlier at the Museo etnografico Castiglioni, Varese ("Pashed, l'artista del Faraone", 3 October 2015 - 13 March 2016). info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL "_Pashedu: un artigiano alla corte dei faraoni_ è una ricostruzione a grandezza naturale della famosa tomba egizia di Pashedu, artistya e artigiano al servizio del faraone Ramses II nel XIII secolo a.C. Un nuovo modo per osservare questa antica civiltà riscoprendo nei dettagli uno delle più celebri rituali egizi, quello funebre." Includes a slideshow. URL "'Aprile con Pashedu': proseguono gli appuntamenti ai Musei Civici agli Eremitani con visite guidate alla celebre tomba egizia di Pashedu ricostruita a Palazzo Zuckermann e alle sale egizie del Museo Archeologico." info: Italian press report at URL URL i) Palestra Grande Pompeii * "Egitto [a] Pompei" date: 20 [was: 19] April 2016 - 2 November 2016 (19 April preview press) date: 19 April 2016 - TBA Exhibition with seven monumental statues of Sekhmet and the seated statue of Pharaoh Thutmose III, a video about the Roman Period Isis cult, and a tour along the Temple of Isis and houses with Egyptianizing decorative motifs. Part of the “L’Egitto a Pompei” event (see Torino and Napoli). info: URL info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "For the exhibition, curated by Massimo Osanna and Marco Fabbri with Simon Connor, the recently restored areas of the Large Gymnasium will provide a backdrop for monumental statues of the New Kingdom (...), a magnificent seated statue of the Pharaoh Thutmose I (15th century BC), discovered in the temple of the God Amon in Karnak, and the seven colossal statues portraying Sekhmet (14th century BC). (...) Following the traces of Isis and from Egypt to Pompeii, the exhibition proceeds through rooms of the display, showing the so called "Aegyptiaca": artifacts and relics of ancient Egypt used in Campania from the 8th century BC as amulets. A video installation also highlights cultural exchanges, both religious and commercial, undertaken between Pompeii and Egypt from the end of the 2nd century BC. The visit ends with fragments of Pompeii frescoes portraying scenes with pygmies and exotic animals. (..)" URL info: Italian press reports at URL With a slide-show. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL Includes a video: "EGITTO POMPEI: un grande progetto espositivo in tre sedi" [1:18 mins.] - URL info: video, of the installation of the statues, at URL j) Museo Civico Archeologico Via dell'Archiginnasio, 2 - 40124 Bologna URL * “Egitto: Splendore Millenario" [was: Egitto] [Egypt: Millennia of Splendour] date: 16 [was: 17] October 2015 - 17 July 2016 [was: 27 September 2015 - 10 July 2016] Exhibition with ca. 500 artefacts from the collection of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden. info: URL info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL info: source - URL The famous statue of Maya and Merit from the RMO Leiden will be part of the exhibition. info: Italian press reports at URL URL "La collezione egiziana del Museo Nazionale di Antichità di Leiden è una delle prime dieci al mondo, e dal 16 ottobre si unirà a quella bolognese, tra le prime in Italia per numero, qualità e stato conservativo dei suoi oggetti. Saranno cinquecento i reperti, databili dal Periodo Predinastico all’Epoca Romana, che dall’Olanda giungeranno al Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna. Alla mostra 'Egitto. Splendore Millenario' si integreranno anche importanti prestiti del Museo Egizio di Torino e del Museo Egizio di Firenze, in un percorso espositivo di circa 1.700 metri quadrati di arte e storia." info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Tra le meraviglie esposte si potranno ammirare ricongiunti per la prima volta, dopo 200 anni dalla riscoperta a Saqqara della sua tomba, i più importanti rilievi di Horemheb, comandante in capo dell’esercito egiziano al tempo di Tutankhamon e poi ultimo sovrano della XVIII dinastia, dal 1319 al 1292 a.C." With slideshow. info: Italian press report at URL "In arrivo dall'Olanda 500 reperti che andranno in mostra all'Archeologico bolognese, tra cui i rilievi di Horemheb. (...)" With a photo of the splendid Maya and Meryt statue. info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "'Egitto. Splendore Millenario' si aprirà il 16 ottobre. Le prime "casse contententi" i capolavori provenienti da Leiden, Olanda, da Torino e Firnze, stanno arrivando, mentre in tutto il museo continua il restyling. (...)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL With a video of a TV report. URL URL "Infine, per la prima volta dopo 200 anni dalla riscoperta a Saqqara della sua tomba, la mostra offre l’occasione unica e irripetibile di vedere ricongiunti i più importanti rilievi di Horemheb, comandante in capo dell’esercito egiziano al tempo di Tutankhamon e poi ultimo sovrano della XVIII dinastia, dal 1319 al 1292 a.C., che Leiden, Bologna e Firenze posseggono." URL With a large slideshow [51 photographs] info: English press reports at URL URL Describes the seven exhibition sections. info: Italian press report at URL "La mostra di Bologna non nasce come operazione d’immagine. Il monumentale catalogo ne dà testimonianza con saggi brevi ma puntuali e una conduzione tematica dove dopo aver risalito per così dire il Nilo fino alle origini storiche della civiltà egizia, segue un itinerario in cui illustra il modello teocratico, documenta il rispecchiamento nel mito di Osiride, getta uno sguardo sull’arte militare e il controllo dentro e fuori i confini egiziani, mostra la miniera di informazioni e di testimonianze emerse dalla necropoli di Saqqara nel Nuovo Regno (e approfondisce la scoperta della tomba di Horemheb), traccia l’affresco della vita quotidiana e la presenza del divino in ogni attività dell’uomo egizio, e segue infine la trasformazione del I millennio, dove il 'senza tempo' che aveva reso quasi immobile la stessa evoluzione della rappresentazione del mondo e del suo rapporto col soprannaturale, si 'abbassa' di tono aprendosi a devozioni più popolari di divinità zoomorfe (...)" info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Il successo della mostra allestita al museo archeologico, “Egitto splendore millenario” era annunciato ma le attese non sono state deluse, secondo i dati forniti dagli organizzatori di Arthemisia group: 82.858 biglietti sono stati staccati dal 16 ottobre al 3 gennaio, con una media di 1.250 visitatori al giorno durante le feste e picchi di 1.500-1.600 ospiti la domenica e nei giorni festivi." Includes a slideshow info: Spanish press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL --FRANCE-- a) Conseil Régional d'Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes 14 Rue François de Sourdis, 33000 Bordeaux URL * “ATON-NUM: Akhenaton & Nefertiti - histoire numérique d’une révolution” date: 4 April 2016 - 29 April 2016 Le laboratoire Archéovision has made 3D models of buildings from ancient Amarna. info: URL With 'mini-guide' of the exhibition (PDF) at URL info: French press releases at URL URL With a video of the reconstruction of Amarna. info: French press report at URL Incl. a video "Extrait du film sur Amarna (Exposition Aton-Num)" b) Galerie des Origines 10 rue de la République, Vaison-la-Romaine URL * “Charles Bonnet au royaume des pharaons noirs” date : 1 May 2016 - 30 September 2016 The exhibition documents the work of Charles Bonnet in Sudan, via photos, videos, documents, and archaeological objects. info: source - URL c) Musée Champollion – Les Écritures du Monde place Champollion, 46100 Figeac URL * "Champollion intime" date: 4 June 2016 - 15 June 2017 info: URL d) Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins 32 rue Commandeur, 06250 Mougins URL * “Animal” date: 26 February 2016 - 30 April 2016 Exhibition of the 'Bestiaire Levett', a collection of statues of animals in the Ancient World (3000BC-300AD), incl. Ancient Egypt. info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL e) Musée de la Castre Le Suquet, 06400 Cannes URL * “Le voyage archéologique en Égypte au 19e siècle” date: 1 December 2015 - 30 April 2016 [prolongation; was: till 6 March 2016] Exhibition with archaeological artefacts and 19th c. photographs of Egypt (e.g. of Félix Bonfils (1831 – 1885) and Alfred Koechlin-Schwartz (1829 – 1895)). info: URL f) Musée Jean-Lurçat et de la tapisserie contemporaine 4 Boulevard Arago, 49100 Angers URL * “Etoffes du Nil. Tissus coptes des musées d'Angers” date: 5 March 2016 - 3 July 2016 Exhibition of Coptic textiles, notably from Antinoe. info: URL info: French press report at URL URL g) Scriptorial d'Avranches Place d'Estouteville, 50300 Avranches URL * “Le Goût de l'Egypte - Voyageurs normands au pays des pharaons” [The Taste of Egypt. Norman travelers to the land of the Pharaohs] date: 2 April 2016 - 18 September 2016 The exhibition illustrates the 19th c. rediscovery of ancient Egypt by Europeans (focussing specifically on travellers from Normandy), via 180 objects, including travel diaries, paintings, photographs, and ca. 100 ancient Egyptian artefacts. info: URL info: [PDF] URL info: French press reports at URL With photos of some of the displays, a short video [2:24 mins.] of a TV report about the exhibition, and a longer video of the opening ceremony on March 31, 2016 [21:52 mins.]. URL URL h) Musée Rodin 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris URL * “Égyptomanie” date: 2018 info: source - press report at URL --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) Musée du Cinquantenaire Parc du Cinquantenaire 10, Bruxelles URL * "Djehoetihotep: 100 jaar opgravingen in Egypte / Djehoutyhotep: 100 ans de fouilles en Égypte" [Djehutyhotep: 100 years of excavations in Egypt] date: 6 November 2015 - 20 April 2016 [was: 5 November 2015 - 15 February 2016] The exhibition is showing the excavations in the region of Deir el-Bersha, with the main focus on the tomb of Djehutyhotep. It all started with George Andrew Reisner in 1915 when he conducted the first true scientific research on the tomb. The exhibition will also show how new technologies applied to old documentation are revealing interesting new information. A 3D replica of the tomb will be one of the major highlights of the event. info: URL URL URL URL info: Dutch flyer at URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: French press report at URL * “Sarcofagen - Onder de sterren van Noet”/ "Sarcophages - Sous les étoiles de Nout" [Sarcophagi- Under the stars of Nut] date: 15 October 2015 - 30 April 2016 [prolongation; was: till 20 April 2016] info: (in Dutch) URL (in French) URL (in English) URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "L’exposition sera divisée en douze salles, chacune d’entre elles symbolisant une des douze heures de la nuit, pendant laquelle le soleil effectue son trajet vers sa résurrection quotidienne. Chaque salle sera aménagée autour d’une pièce phare sélectionnée pour la richesse de ses significations religieuses, funéraires et historiques, ou pour ses qualités formelles." info: Dutch interview with Egyptologist Isabelle Therasse about the exhibition - URL info: French press report at URL "L’éternité. Renaître, tel Osiris, tel le soleil qui, depuis l’origine des temps, revient chaque matin à la vie grâce à la déesse Nout, la voûte céleste : telles étaient les espérances des anciens Égyptiens concernant leur vie après la mort. C’est donc sous le signe de Nout qu’est placée la grande exposition du Musée du Cinquantenaire. Elle retrace l’évolution des rites funéraires de l’Égypte ancienne, de la préhistoire jusqu’à la période gréco-romaine." info: English press report at URL "Eternity! To live once more like the god of the afterlife Osiris, or to rise again like the sun that is born from the womb of Nut, godess of the sky... The ancient Egyptians had high expectations of life after death! The Cinquantenaire Museum will unveil the secrets of the Egyptian sarcophagi as well as some true masterpieces of the Museum collections, including coffins, death masks and embalmed cats, many of which have never been shown before. (..)" info: Dutch blog report at URL Interview with Isabelle Therasse (catalogue author). With a lot of photos. info: German press report at URL info: French press report at URL URL URL URL URL "L'exposition s'adresse à toute personne curieuse d'en savoir davantage sur les rites funéraires dans l’Égypte ancienne. Plus précisément, elle montre l'évolution des cercueils et des sarcophages au fil de l'époque pharaonique qui a duré près de 3000 ans. Momies (humaines et d'animaux), cercueils, sarcophages, vases canopes (récipients destinés à conserver les organes du mort), amulettes, bijoux,... environ 200 objets ont été soigneusement choisis dans les réserves du Cinquantenaire par les commissaires de l'exposition." info: Dutch press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL b) Musée royal de Mariemont Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140 Morlanwelz URL * "Dieux, Genies et Demons d’Égypte" date: 21 May 2016 - 20 November 2016 Exhibition about the gods and demons of ancient Egypt, with objects on loan from several museums. info: URL * “De Stargate (TM) aux comics. Les dieux égyptiens dans la culture geek (1975-2015)” date: 21 May 2016 - 20 November 2016 Exhibition that looks at the ancient Egyptian elements in popular fiction, with costumes and objects from movies (Stargate, The Return of the Mummy) and comic books (Thor, Batman, Mighty Isis). info: URL --SPAIN-- a) Museo Liceo Egipcio Palacio de Gaviria, 6 calle Conde Luna, León [was: Avd. Astorga 42, 24198 La Virgen del Camino, León. The Museum has moved.] URL * “La dama del Nilo” date: 15 September 2015 - TBA Exhibition dedicated to the legacy of Egyptologist Christiane Desroches. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL b) Pabellón de la Navegación Camino de los Descubrimientos, 41092 Sevilla URL * “Ramses, rey de reyes” [Ramses, King of Kings] date: 21 July 2015 - 31 May 2016 Exhibits replicas (6m x 14m) of the facades of the Temple of Nefertari and the Temple of Abu Simbel, plus 60 pieces of (replicas) of Egyptian art, incl. replicas of Tutankhamun's golden coffins. info: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL With slideshow. URL With slideshow. info: English press report at URL c) la Sala de Exposiciones del Edificio de Bibliotecas Universidad de Navarra Campus Universitario, 31009 Pamplona URL * “Herencias de Oriente: una colección egipcia portuguesa” ["Legacies of East: An Egyptian collection from Portugal] date: April 2016 - June 2016 Exhibition of more than 40 ancient Egyptian and Coptic artefacts from a Portugese private collection that have been researched by 15 students of the Masters specialisation 'Ancient Near East' at the University of Vitoria. info: URL Notably (pdf flyer and poster): URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL With photos of some of the objects. d) Augusteum Calle Caballero, 6, 30202 Cartagena URL * "Tutankamon: Tumbas, dioses y templos" date: 19 March 2016 - 30 June 2016 Exhibition of 44 reproductions of KV62 objects. info: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL e) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid * "Faraones: reyes de Egipto" date: TBA, 2018 Exhibition with ca. 130 objects on loan from the British Museums. Will also travel to the CaixaForum venues in Barcelona (2019), Girona (2019), Tarragona (2019), and Lleida (2020). info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL f) Sala de Arte Pablo González de Vera C/Delgado Barreto, s/n. Edificio Central de la Universidad de La Laguna URL * "Impresiones de Egipto. Una pintora con la Misión Arqueológica de la Universidad de La Laguna" date: 5 April 2016 - 5 May 2016 Exhibition of 20 paintings by Austrian artist Hildegard Brutar, based on his experiences during the archaeological mission of the University of La Laguna in Luxor. info: URL With a video of the exhibition opening. info: Spanish press report at URL g) Museo Bíblico y Oriental Instituto Bíblico y Oriental de León, Real Colegiata de San Isidoro, Plaza Santo Martino, 5. León URL * “Cleopatra, la griega y la egipcia” [was: "Cleopatra y las reinas de Alejandría"] date: TBA (in preparation) Exhibition with nearly 200 works dealing with Cleopatra. info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL h) Museu Egipci de Barcelona / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona URL * "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento" [Tutankhamun. History of a discovery] date: 30 November 2012 - TBA [was: till 31 December 2015] [several times prolongated] info: URL * "Osiris, Déu d'Egipte, l'ésser que roman perfecte" / "Osiris, dios de Egipto, el ser que permanece perfecto" date: 10 March 2016 - 30 June 2016 Exhibition with ca. 35 objects relating to the figure of Osiris and the mythological and ritual aspects connected with him. info: URL "(..) Estàtues, amulets, esteles, uixebtis i ceptres formen part d’aquesta col·lecció de peces que conforma la mostra i d’entre les quals en destaca una de les darreres adquisicions del Museu: un sarcòfag de fusta d’època ptolemaica (segle III aC)." There is a series of lectures connected with the exhibition. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL Both have photos of artefacts. i) Arxiu de la Corona d'Aragó. C/ Comtes, 2 (Palacio de los Virreyes o Palau del Lloctinent), 08002 Barcelona * "Les Flors del Faraó: Un viatge pel Nil a través dels seus papirs" / "Las flores del faraón, un viaje por el Nilo a través de sus papiros" date: 21 April 2016 - 25 September 2016 The exhibition (virtually) tours Egypt, from Alexandria to Thebes, via 70 ancient documents (papyri, mostly) on display. info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL j) - k) - l) - m) Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal Paseo de la Castellana, 214, 28046 Madrid URL * "Cleopatra y la fascinación de Egipto" [Cleopatra and the fascination of Egypt] [was: "Cleopatra"] date: 3 December 2015 [was: 27/30 November 2015] - 8 May 2016 Exhibition dedicated to Cleopatra VII, with 400 objects, old and modern, from more than 80 Spanish and international collections. info: URL With slideshows of the seven sections of the exhibition and a promo video. info: video [1:20 mins.] of a TV report at URL "Una parte de Egipto llega a Madrid, en concreto al Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal, que acoge la muestra 'Cleopatra y la fascinación por Egipto'. Un recorrido compuesto por más de 400 piezas arqueológicas, que cuenta la historia de Cleopatra y Egipto." info: Spanish press report at URL info: source - URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL "La presidenta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Cristina Cifuentes, ha presentado hoy ‘Cleopatra y la fascinación de Egipto’, la nueva exposición de la sala Arte Canal que reúne más de 400 piezas arqueológicas procedentes de 80 museos y colecciones españolas e internacionales y que estará abierta al público desde mañana, jueves, y hasta el próximo 8 mayo. (..)" info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL With a slideshow. info: Spanish press report at URL With a video. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL "Más de 60.000 personas ya han visitado la exposición 'Cleopatra y la fascinación de Egipto' (..)" info: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL About one of the objects on display: "La figura egiptizante que representa a la diosa Anat, hallada en la Ría de Huelva en la década de los setenta del pasado siglo (..)" info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL "Dentro de las actividades de la exposición "Cleopatra y la fascinación de Egipto", el egiptólogo Miguel Ángel Molinero y su equipo han reconstruido la capilla central original del Tempo de Debod, abierta ahora al público en el parque madrileño. (..)" info: Spanish press report at URL With a video about the installation and of some of the displays. info: Spanish press report at URL n) Museu de Cultures del Món Palau Nadal, El Carrer Montcada, Barcelona URL English: URL * "Opening museum" date: 7 February 2015 - Ongoing info: Spanish press reports at URL "El hotelero Jordi Clos cede 37 piezas al nuevo espacio, que abrirá sus puertas en el Palau Nadal el próximo 7 de febrero Además de haber alumbrado con el Museo Egipcio de Barcelona uno de los centros privados dedicados a la civilización egipia más importantes, el hotelero Jordi Clos ha puesto su granito de arena en el Museo de la Culturas del Mundo, nuevo espacio municipal que abrirá sus puertas el próximo 7 de febrero en el Palau Nadal, con la cesión de 37 piezas arqueológicas. (..)" Among the new pieces is an Egyptian sarcophagus. URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) - b) Western Australian Museum Perth Cultural Centre, James St, Perth WA 6000 URL * “A History of the World in 100 Objects” date: February 13, 2016 - June 18, 2016 The touring exhibition with 100 objects from the British Museum, including the coffin of Shepenmehit and a large statue of Ramses II. Most recently in Japan, at the National Museum, Kyushu (14 July 2015 – 6 September 2015) and City Museum, Kobe (20 September 2015 – 17 January 2016). It will also be shown at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL c) National Museum of Australia Lawson Cres, Acton ACT 2601, Canberra URL * “A History of the World in 100 Objects” date: September [weas; Summer] 2016 - TBA The touring exhibition with 100 objects from the British Museum, including the coffin of Shepenmehit and a large statue of Ramses II. info: URL info: source - English press report at URL --DENMARK-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15, CH-8002 Zürich URL * "Osiris - Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Osiris - Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: February 2017 - TBA The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, of which 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 22 from the Graeco-roman Museum, 31 from Alexandria National museum, 15 from Bibliotheca Alexandrina museum and 207 artefacts from the Sunken monuments department. Earlier venues are the Arab World Institute in Paris (8 September 2015 - 31 January 2016; "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte") and the British Museum in London (19 May 2016 – 27 November 2016; "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds"). info: source - URL info: source - URL b) Musée historique de Vevey Le Château, 2, rue du Château, CH-1800 Vevey URL * “Le goût des belles choses: collection archéologique de David Doret (1821-1904)". date: 13 May 2015 - 26 February 2016 Exhibition about the 19th c. collection of David Doret, with 200 objects from Italy, Greece, the Levant, and Egypt. Includes ancient Egyptian amulets and funerary statuettes. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "(..) La collection de David Doret, quasi exposée dans son entier à l’exception de quelques éléments sans grande valeur architecturale, est propriété du musée. Léguée par les neveux de Doret, elle a été montrée en 1915, puis en 1991. «David Doret a collecté plus de 200?pièces à l’occasion de deux grands voyages, dont un, en 1893, en Palestine, en Egypte, en Grèce et en Italie», indique Françoise Lambert.(..)" With small photo gallery. info: French press report at URL With short photo gallery (incl. Bastet-cat statues). c) Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15, 8002 Zürich * “Gärten der Welt” date: 13 May 2016 - 9 October 2016 Exhibition about gardens in different cultures and times, including ancient Egypt. info: URL info: German press report at URL d) Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum Museumsstrasse 50, CH-9000 St.Gallen URL * “Welten sammeln” date: March 2016 - Ongoing Opening of the new permanent exhibiton that provides an overview of several of the world's cultures (the Pacific, North and South America, Africa, and ancient Egypt) via museum objects and their history. info: URL e) Naturhistorisches Museum Basel Augustinergasse 2, 4051 Basel URL * “Mumien - Rätsel der Zeit” date: 16 September 2016 - 30 April 2017 Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. Earlier in the Drents Museum, Assen (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014, "Mummies - Surviving after Death"), the Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest (1 October 2014 - 17 May 2015, "World of Mummies"), the Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg (12 June 2015 - 10 January 2016, "Momies - Un rêve d'éternité"), and the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim (12 February 2016 - 28 August 2016, "Mumien der Welt"). info: URL f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * Closure of the Egyptian Galleries date: 28 june 2015 - TBA info: URL --SWEDEN-- a) - --BULGARIA-- a) - ---POLAND--- a) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie [Archaeological Museum in Krakow] ul. Senacka 3 Kraków 31-002 URL * "Dwadziescia lat polskich wykopalisk w Sakkarze (Egipt)" [Twenty years of Polish excavations in Saqqara (Egypt)] date: 1 March 2016 - 19 December 2016 Exhibition on the results of the excavations of Polish archaeologists near the pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, Egypt. One important find was the discovery of the tomb of the vizier Merefnebef of the 6th dynasty. info: URL info: (in Polish) URL (in English) URL info: Polish press report at URL info: Polish press report at URL Interview with Dr. Karol Mysliwiec. b) Muzeum Archeologiczne Oddzial Muzeum Miejskiego Wroclawia Arsenal Miejski, Cieszynskiego 9, 50-136 Wroclaw URL (Polish) URL (English) * "Tajemnice egipskich grobowców" [Secrets of Egyptian tombs] date: September 2016 - December 2016 Exhibition with a replica of an Egyptian tomb, 3D printed models of monuments (that may be touched), plus authentic artefacts from Polish collections. info: source - Polish press report at URL c) National Museum in Warsaw Aleje Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warszawa URL * ""W Muzeum wszystko wolno". Wystawa przygotowana przez dzieci" [The “Anything Goes” Museum. Exhibition curated by children] date: 28 February 2016 - 8 May 2016 info: URL "(..) The exhibition, which is divided into six individual segments, features works from all museum collections (..)", including "ancient and Oriental artefacts". For example, the "Forest" section includes "Animal mummies from Egypt", the "Dance of the Minotaurus" section includes "the mummy of a ram in a gold-plated case (cartonnage)", and the "Treasure Trove" section includes "an Egyptian mummy mask from the Louvre". info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL --RUSSIA-- a) - b) The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Volkhonka 12, Moscow URL * " 'Two Amenemhats': Portraits of a Middle Kingdom king" date: 2 February 2016 - 9 [was: 1] May 2016 Exhibition of two statues of Amenemhat III, one from the Hermitage Museum and one from the Pushkin Museum. info: URL info: URL --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Národní muzeum/National Museum Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Prague 1 URL * “Ríša slnka: Abú Sír v dobe stavitelov pyramíd” [Empire of the Sun: Abusir at the time of the pyramid builders] date: 2019 Exhibition of 100-150 artifacts from the Czech archaeological excavations in Abusir. info: source - Czech press report at URL b) - c) Regionální muzeum v Kolíne Dvorákovo muzeum praveku Nová farní škola Brandlova 35, 280 02 Kolín URL * "Objevy pod pyramidami - výkumy Ceského egyptologického ústavu FFUK v Egypte a Súdánu" [Discovery of the Pyramids - Research in Egypt and Sudan by the Czech Institute of Egyptology at the Charles University in Prague] date: 15 September 2015 - 29 May 2016 Exhibition of photographs that depict the archaeological work in Egypt and Sudan by the Czech Institute of Egyptology at the Charles University in Prague. info: URL info: URL info: Czech press release at URL With photo gallery. info: Czech press report at URL d) Krížové chodby Karolina Univerzity Karlovy v Praze [Cloister Karolina Charles University] Ovocný trh 3, Prague 1 * "Z Asuánu do Chartúmu: Ceské archeologické výzkumy mezi nilskými katarakty" [From Aswan to Khartoum: Czech excavations between the Nile cataracts] date: 13 [was: 12] October 2015 - 11 November 2015 Exhibition of photographs that depict the archaeological work in Egypt and Sudan by the Czech Institute of Egyptology at the Charles University in Prague. info: URL info: source - URL info: Czech press release at URL info: video "Czechoslovak Mission in Nubia in 1960's" [20:11 mins.] at URL "Unique footage from the archaeological missions of Czechoslovak Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in 1960's." info: Czech press reports at URL Interview with curator Dr Lenka Varadzinová. URL URL --LUXEMBOURG-- a) - --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --JAPAN--- a) - --TAIWAN-- a) - --REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE-- a) - b) National Museum Singapore 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897 URL * “Treasures of the World's cultures” date: 5 December 2015 – 29 May 2016 The touring exhibition with more than 250 artefacts from the British Museum, including several ancient Egyptian objects (a gilded mummy mask, a statue of a kneeling Ramesses IV, the coffin of Djeho, mummy plank, statues of Sekhmet and Bastet, and an Amarna Letter). info: URL info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL "A 2,000-year-old mummified boy, an ancient marble bust of Emperor Hadrian, as well as an "unlucky" mummy-board alleged to curse those connected to it were among the relics uncrated yesterday for an upcoming show at the National Museum of Singapore. (..)" With video of the uncrating of objects. info: English press report at URL A 21st dyn. Book of the Dead, a 22nd dyn. mummy-board from Thebes, and a Roman Period mummy from Hawara are among the highlights. info: English press report at URL --MEXICO-- a) Museo de los Conspiradores Andador 5 de Mayo, Ext. 18I Santiago de Querétaro * “Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición” date: 11 March 2016 - 12 June 2016 Travelling exhibition with 170 objects, notably KV62 replicas, but also 30 genuine antiquities. Earlier in El Museo del Noreste, Monterrey (March 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014), the Museo de Historia de Tijuana (30 November 2014 - 31(?) July 2015) and the Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura (IMACP) de Puebla (21 August 2015 - 8 February 2016 [was: 10 December 2015]). info: source - URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL b) Centro de Atención Municipal Av. Ribera del Rio Esq. Camino Las Flores S/N, 76900 Corregidora, Querétaro de Arteaga * “Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición” date: cancelled(?) [was: 21 January 2016 - May 2016] ---ISRAEL--- a) Israel Museum Nakhman Avigad St, Jerusalem URL * “The Allure of the Sphinx - Ancient Egypt in European Art" date: March 4, 2016 - December 1, 2016 [prolongation; was: October 25, 2016] The exhibition features Old Master paintings: prints by Rembrandt, Hogarth, and others; 19th century photographs; objets d'art; and a special display of rare hand-painted lithographs created by Scottish artist David Roberts following his 1838-39 trip to Egypt and the Near East. info: URL info: English press report at URL “(..) "The premise for this exhibition comes from the fact that Europeans of the 17th and 18th centuries – that also applies to earlier times but our works relate to this particular period – liked to describe stories connected to Egypt,” explains curator Shlomit Steinberg. (..)" info: English press report at URL * “Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story” date: March 4, 2016 - October 25, 2016 [was: September 2015 - TBA] Exhibition of more than 680 objects demonstrating the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between ancient Egypt and ancient Israel/Palestine. info: URL "From large-scale royal victory steles and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the exhibition draws from the Israel Museum’s own extensive holdings and from archaeological finds excavated in Israel by the Israel Antiquities Authority, together with seminal loans from The Metropolitan Museum, NY; the Louvre Museum, Paris; the Egyptian Museum, Turin, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, and other important collections worldwide." With picture gallery. info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross- fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; the Kunsthistorisches Museum; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections. (..)" Lists some of the objects on display. URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) It presents some 800 objects reflecting the sharing of deities, arts, rituals and ideas of the two ancient and influential cultures. (..)" With some photos of displays. info: English press release, with a slide-show of the artefacts on loan from The Met: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Diese Ausstellung hat alles: Statuen von Pharaonen im Vergleich, Schmuck, Sarkophage und eine Auswahl von Steintafeln aus Amarna (..)." b) - c) Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum 1 Jabotinsky st., Ramat Gan URL URL * “Protective Force: Egyptian Scarabs from Gemstones” date: November 23, 2015 - TBA The exhibition will explore the significant role of gemstones in ancient Egyptian culture. The scarabs featured in the exhibition come from the collections of the Israel Museum. Also Victorian jewelry set with ancient scarabs will be on display. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL With an image gallery at URL --BRAZIL-- a) Natal Shopping, na Zona Sul de Natal * "Museu Egípcio Itinerante" [Traveling Egyptian Museum] date: ? - 26 May 2016 Traveling exhibition with more than 400 replicas of Ancient Egyptian objects. info: Portuguese press reports at URL "A mostra conta com réplicas fiéis de estátuas e esculturas expostas em museus internacionais. O sarcófago, por exemplo, é uma réplica do túmulo egípcio, datado de 2.100 anos antes de Cristo. Também estão expostas réplicas de pinturas feitas em papiros, o primeiro papel usado na história humana." Includes a video report [4:14 mins.] URL URL URL With a video. ---CHILE--- a) Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Santiago URL * “Antiguo Egipto: Vida en el Nilo” [Ancient Egypt: Life on the Nile] date: 20 April 2016 - 14 August 2016 Exhibition with 345 ancient Egyptian artefacts on loan from the Ägyptisches Museum in Berlin - jewelry, papyri, pottery, statues, original friezes and sarcophagi. info: URL info: German press release (PDF), of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, at URL Also a sheet (PDF) with photos of artefacts, at URL info: German press release at URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL Interview with Friederike Seyfried, who spotlights some of the objects from Berlin. info: German press release at URL +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. K. 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