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October 16, 2014
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Danmark, Switzerland, Russia, Austria, Hungary, Argentina, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Brazil, Croatia (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Argentinia, Switzerland, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Morocco, Vatican City, Japan, China, Brasil, Mexico, Latvia, Qatar, Republic of South Africa 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: Barbora Janulikova [(I) - UK (v)]; Bob Bianchi [(II) - USA (g), France (c)]; Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - USA (g)(j)(t), Canada (c), UK (a), France (f)(i), Italy (a)(g), Spain (i), Switzerland (c), Slovakia (a), Czech Republic (a), Japan (b)]; Kat Newkirk [(II) - USA (g)(j)(k), Germany (d)]; Bjorn Koopmans [(II) - USA (g)(j)(k), France (i)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Germany (h), France (f)(i), Spain (i) ] ========================================================================== +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --UK-- g) Institute of Archaeology, University College London * Workshop: "Gold of the afterlife: Analytical approaches to Egyptian Jewellery: date: 3 November 2014; 10:00:00 AM - 5:30:00 PM place: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology costs: free, but advance registration required at email info: programme at URL v) McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3ER * Egyptian World Seminars Series: -- "Wayfarers and wanderers: Exploring the Kharga oasis" by Salima Ikram (American University Cairo): date: Monday 20th October, 2014; 5pm -- "Bird hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt: An ornithologist's viewpoint on their origin and depiction", by John Wyatt (Independent Researcher) date: Wednesday 29th October, 2014; 5pm -- "Leukon Teikhos: Memphis in the First Millennium", by David Jeffreys (University College London) date: Wednesday 3rd December, 2014; 5pm -- For all lecture is valid: place: seminar room in the McDonald Institute (Downing Site) costs: all welcome info: email info: URL URL w) University of Bristol * Amelia Edwards Memorial Lecture: "The Two Tombs of Horemheb", by Dr Jacobus van Dijk date: Wednesday 5 November 2014; 6pm place: the Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ info: URL --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --USA-- [update] g) South Florida Science Center and Aquarium 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach FL 33405 URL * "Afterlife: Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt" date: October 11, 2014 - April 18, 2015 [new] info: English press reports at URL URL With video (inside the replica of Thutmose III’s tomb) and some photos. URL With photos. [update] j) San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101 * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: October 11, 2014 - April 26, 2015 [new] info: English press reports at URL URL URL [update] k) Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104 URL * "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt" date: October 18, 2014 - January 18, 2015 [new] info: English press report at URL [update] t) Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University 15 East 84th St., New York, NY 10028 * "When The Greeks Ruled Egypt - From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra" date: October 8, 2014 - January 4, 2015 [new] info: English press report at URL --CANADA-- [update] c) Telus World of Science 11211 -- 142 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5M 4A1 * "Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology" [new] date: October 11, 2014 - April 6, 2015 [was: till early 2015] [new] info: tickets for sale till April 6 (inclusive) - URL [update] d) THEMUSEUM 10 King Street West, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3 * "Unwrapping Egypt" date: May 15, 2014 - January 4, 2015 [new] info: blog report (with several photos) at URL --UK-- [update] a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "Ancient Lives, New Discoveries" [new] date: 22 May 2014 - 19 April 2015 [prolongation; was: till 30 November 2014] [new] info: URL --GERMANY-- d) Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Neues Museum Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin URL * "Alltag - Luxus - Schutz. Schmuck im Alten Ägypten" [The Everyday - The Luxurious - The Protective: Jewellery in Ancient Egypt] date: 27 September 2014 - 25 January 2015 A small exhibition of selected pieces of jewellery, pectorals, and amulets, as well as scarabs from various periods in Egyptian history. info: URL (English:) URL [update] h) Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte Rathausstraße 75-79, D-66333 Völklingen * "Ägypten - Götter. Menschen. Pharaonen. Meisterwerke aus dem Museo Egizio Turin" [Egypt - Gods. People. Pharaohs. Masterpieces from the Egyptian Museum, Turin] date: 25 July 2014 - 22 February 2015 [new] info: German press report at URL "Die Ausstellung (...) ist auch nach dem Ende der Sommerferien weiterhin ein Besuchermagnet. Etwas mehr als 11 Wochen nach Ausstellungsstart haben bereits mehr als 75.000 Besucher die Ausstellung zur Kultur des Alten Ägypten gesehen. Damit liegt die Besucherresonanz (...) deutlich über den Erwartungen des Weltkulturerbes Völklinger Hütte." --FRANCE-- c) Institut du Monde Arabe 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris * "Trésors engloutis d'Égpte" [Egypt’s Sunken Treasures] date: 7 September 2015 - 7 January 2016 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. Next stops will be Berlin (15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016) and London (15 November 2016 - 15 March 2017). info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) Among the artifacts are several colossal statues in pink granite, well-preserved statues of the Egyptian goddess Isis and a very well preserved sphinx, said Sharaf. The collection will also feature ceramics, jewelry, coins, items from everyday life and firearms that belonged to the naval fleet of Napoleon’s mission to Egypt (1798-1801). (..)" f) Le Centre de Congres Prouvé 1, Place de la République, 54063 Nancy URL * "Les Trésors des Pharaons" [The treasures of the Pharaohs] date: 24 October 2014 - 5 November 2014 Exhibition of more than 500 replicas of works of art from the time of Akhnaten to Ramses II, "selected by the Museum of Cairo" and presented as: "The wonders of Egypt are coming to you". info: URL info: French press report at URL [update] i) Palais des Beaux-Arts Place de la République -- 59000 Lille * "Sésostris III, Pharaon de Légende" date: 9 October 2014 - 25 January 2015 [new] info: URL [new] info: Dossier de Presse - URL Press kit English - URL [new] info: exhibition trailer [1:19 mins.] - URL [new] info: French press report at URL With a video [1:54 mins.] of a TV report. [new] info: English press reports at URL URL [new] info: French press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL "(..) Pour cette exposition le Palais des Beaux-arts a décidé d’inviter le spectateur dans une ambiance intimiste, presque mystérieuse. C’est dans une grande pièce sombre que l’on peut observer tous ces vestiges disposés d’une manière qui semble aléatoire. Ce choix scénographique transmet peu la grandeur du monde égyptien et n’est malheureusement pas à la hauteur des œuvres exposées. Les objets d’art sont disposés dans un esprit de sobriété qui transparaît peu la majestuosité de l’art Égyptien. Néanmoins il faut noter la présence d’une incroyable reconstitution en 3D de la chapelle de la tombe du monarque Djehoutyhotep, située dans la nécropole de Deir-el-Bersha, en Moyenne Égypte. (...) En définitive, le public découvrira plus de 300 œuvres, témoignage de la prospérité et des échanges culturels du royaume durant l’âge d’or de l’Égypte ancienne : le Moyen-Empire." [new] info: blog report, with many large photos, at URL Photographs by Alain Guilleux. --ITALY-- [update] a) Museo Archeologico Regionale "Paolo Orsi" Viale Teocrito, 66, 96100 Siracusa URL * "Magia d’Egitto" [Magic of Egypt] date: 10 October 2014 - 10 November 2014 [new] info: URL [new] info: Italian press report at URL "(..) Si tratta di circa 80 pezzi di piccole dimensioni: figurine di bronzo rappresentanti dei, animali, oggetti dal preciso significato simbolico, amuleti e talismani destinati ad allontanare la cattiva sorte e a propiziare gli eventi felici, come gli occhi di Horo e gli scarabei, in alcuni casi montati su preziosi gioielli d’oro o argento. Si distingue, la preziosa statua di scriba in granito, con iscrizioni geroglifiche, proveniente dagli scavi condotti nel tempio di Apollo a Ortigia circa un secolo fa, per la prima volta esposta all’interno del museo di Viale Teocrito. (..)" [update] g) Basilica Palladiana Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza * "Tutankhamen, Caravaggio, Van Gogh. La sera e i notturni dagli Egizi al Novecento" [Tutankhamon, Caravaggio, Van Gogh. Evening and nocturnals from the Ancient Egyptians to the 20th Century] date: 24 December 2014 - 2 June 2015 [new] info: Italian press reports at URL URL --SPAIN-- [update] i) CaixaForum Zaragoza Av. José Anselmo Clavé, 4, 50004 Zaragoza * "Momias egipcias. El secreto de la vida eterna" date: 8 October 2014 - 15 February 2015 [new] info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL "(..) La exposición ofrece más de 260 piezas de distintas cámaras sepulcrales. (..)" --SWITZERLAND-- [update] c) Bibel+Orient Museum Universität Freiburg, Standort Miséricorde, Raum 4219 und Halle 3092 Av. de l'Europe 20, 1700 Freiburg * "Ernährung in der biblischen Zeit und heute" [new] date: 27 February 2014 - 15 [was: 20] November 2014 info: URL * "Reopening museum" date: 20 October 2014 - ongoing [new] info: URL --SLOVAKIA-- [update] a) Incheba Expo Bratislava * "Tutanchamon - jeho hrobka a poklady" [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] [new] date: 15 August 2014 - 1 December [was: 30 November] 2014 [new] info: tickets for sale till Dec. 1 (inclusive) - URL -- CZECH REPUBLIC-- [update] a) Náprstkovo muzeum asijských, afrických a amerických kultur Betlémské nám. 1, Praha 1 * "Zeme cerných faraonu" [Land of Black Pharaohs] [new] date: 30 May 2014 - 19 [was: 12] October 2014 info: URL --JAPAN-- [update] b) Kobe City Museum 24 Kyomachi, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0034, * "Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York" date: 13 October 2014 - 12 January 2015 [new] info: 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--- * Press report: "Menkaure Pyramid to be opened for public: Antiquities Ministry" URL "The 4,300-year-old pyramid of Menkaure, the smallest of the trio at Giza will be re-opened to the public in November after the completion of its renovation, said director of the Archaeological Sites Development Department Ahmed Mutawa Monday. “More than 20 Egyptian and European conservators along with three professional archaeologists have participated in the two-year renovation and cleaning project with a cost estimated at 3.5 million EGP ($493,000),” Mutawa told The Cairo Post. (..) “The policy involves a rotation schedule whereby each one or two years, one pyramid is to be closed for cleaning and renovation work, while the other two pyramids remain open to visitors,” said Mutawa, adding that the pyramid of Khafra will be closed for routine cleaning and restoration at the same day of opening the Pyramid of Menkaure. (..) “The restoration work at the pyramid of Menkaure included the removal of graffiti which visitors left on the walls of the pyramid’s passageways and burial chamber, removal of the salt deposits from its walls and the replacement of the outer stairs leading to the Pyramid. It also included the installation of a special lighting system which does not damage the drawings and inscriptions and at the same time providing a clear view for visitors,” said Waheed. " [Next two items submitted by Bjorn Koopmans and Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Egyptian mummy getting a closer look in St. Louis" URL "A team of experts in St. Louis is examining an Egyptian mummy to determine what killed him 3,000 years ago. The mummy of Egyptian priest Amen-Nestawy-Nakht is getting another CAT scan, and researchers hope to learn not only how he died but more about his health. (..) Video and images taken during the CT scans will be a part of the exhibit at the St. Louis Art Museum. The museum owns Amen-Nestawy's mummy and two others belong to the Washington University's Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. The mummies of Pet-Menekh, a priest from the 3rd or 4th century B.C., and Henut Wedjebu, a 13th-century B.C. woman, are on loan to the St. Louis Art Museum." With picture gallery. -- Another press report: URL "Barnes-Jewish Hospital had some unusual “patients” on Sunday: three ancient Egyptian mummies. Washington University radiologists put each mummy through a CT scanner (..). An earlier report about one of the male mummies, Pet-Menekh, described his urinary bladder and heart. "We couldn’t find either one of them in the new scan," Bhalla said. (..) Another unexpected finding, said Michelle Miller-Thomas, a Wash U neuroradiologist, related to the only female mummy, Henut-Wedjebu. She has a skull fracture. (..) One of the mummies, a male priest named Amen-Nestawy-Nakht dating back to the ninth or 10th century B.C.E., belongs to the Saint Louis Art Museum. The two others, Pet-Menekh, also a priest from the fourth or third century B.C.E., and Henut-Wedjebu, an upper-class woman dating back to the 13th century B.C.E., belong to Washington University's Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum but are on long-term loan to the Saint Louis Art Museum. (..) Lisa Çakmak, the museum's assistant curator of ancient art, said she wants to incorporate the CT scans into a new Egyptian gallery that the museum plans to open in 2016. (..) The final results should be available in early December. (..)" With slidehow. * Press report: "The cultural section of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is to open end of November" URL "Following a three-year hiatus, the cultural section of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC), located at the Al-Fustat area overlooking Ain Al-Sira Lake, is to open at the end of November, announced antiquities minister Mamdouh Eldamaty on Monday. (..) Khaled El-Enany director general of the NMEC told Ahram Online that the cultural section includes a two-story theatre and lecture and conference halls well equipped with state-of-the-art projectors, media, sound and lighting systems. A collection of 42 shops, cafeterias and restaurants with a serving capacity of 500 people will also be part of the section. (..) The NMEC's high-tech laboratories and storehouse are to be also inaugurated. (..)" [Next two items submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Büste ziert neue Sonderschau" URL "Erst die Luftpolsterfolie, dann das Seidenpapier: Ganz vorsichtig wickelt Christiane Weisser das Objekt aus Basalt aus. Denn was die Restauratorin der Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen da in Händen hält, ist sehr alt und äußerst kostbar. Der Förderkreis der Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen erwarb die Büste des Hori, die etwa aus der Zeit 500 vor Christus stammt, für 100 000 Euro. Er will so die neue Sonderausstellung "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" unterstützen, die ab 16. November zu sehen ist. (..) Die [rund 19 Zentimeter hohe] Statue war bisher Teil der W. Arnold Meijer-Sammlung, die - laut Wichert - als eine der bedeutendsten Privatsammlungen für ägyptische Kunst in Zentraleuropa gilt. (..) Neben der Büste des Hori hatte der niederländische Sammler drei weitere vergleichbare Büsten angeboten, die das Museum selbst aus Mitteln der von Traudl Engelhorn gegründeten Brombeeren-Stiftung erwarb. (..)" With photo. * Press report: "L’opera in esposizione permanente" URL "Il Museo Archeologico si arricchisce di un nuovo allestimento con l’esposizione del Papiro di Artemidoro. Il pubblico accede alla mostra attraverso uno scenografico tunnel, che permette di comprendere la storia del papiro attraverso video e supporti multimediali, fino alla sala che ospita il reperto, posto in una teca di vetro con una bassa, ma suggestiva, illuminazione dettata da motivi di conservazione. (..)" -- Another press report: URL "Un manufatto discusso - Artemidoro vero o falso? Silvia Einaudi e Gabriella Pantò parlano del papiro oggi al Museo delle Antichità di Torino. Il 7 ottobre scorso si è svolta l’inaugurazione del nuovo allestimento del Papiro di Artemidoro nel Museo delle Antichità di Torino, ovvero Museo Archeologico Nazionale del Piemonte, che farà parte di quel grande complesso museale del Polo Reale di Torino, che sarà istituzionalizzato il prossimo 4 dicembre. (..)" Interview with Silvia Einaudi and Gabriella Panto about the Artemidorus Papyrus. * Press report: "Luxor celebrates 110th anniversary of Queen Nefertari Tomb discovery" URL "In commemoration of the 110th anniversary of the discovery of Queen Nefertari’s Tomb, the Tourism Ministry has organized a 10-day celebration starting Oct. 15 at the Valley of the Queens west of Luxor (..). Her tomb was discovered in 1904 by Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli (1856-1928) (..)." [Submitted by Bob Bianchi] * Press report: "Antiquities crimes should be a felony: Zahi Hawass" URL "(..) Hawass called on the current Antiquities Ministry to push for harsher punishment on antiquities crimes. "The punishment for such immoral crimes should be more of a deterrent by changing the crime description from misdemeanor to felony. This will help in putting an end to ongoing illicit digging and antiquities smuggling disasters,” Hawass said, demanding the amendment of the Antiquities Law be a “top priority” for Egypt’s coming parliament. (..)" [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Ancient Words, Modern Meaning" URL Describes the papyrus collection of the University of Michigan (notably from Karanis). [Next two items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Götter in Gigabyte" URL "Eine nagelneue Technik erlaubt, Museumsstücke wie am Fließband digital zu kopieren. Wer braucht das? (..)" * Press report: "Museo Aosta si arricchisce con la collezione Carugo" URL "E’ tradizione che in occasione di un compleanno, particolarmente se rappresenta una ricorrenza speciale, il festeggiato riceva un regalo. E’ quanto accade domani, 15 ottobre al MAR-Museo Archeologico Regionale che compie dieci anni (fu infatti inaugurato il 15 ottobre 2004) Nella circostanza il dono è una nuova collezione, ovvero la donazione Carugo, il cui allestimento costituisce una nuova sezione del Museo. (...) La collezione, frutto di un’appassionata ricerca durata tutta la vita, si compone di 201 reperti archeologici, di un quadro del pittore Giuseppe Maffei, allievo di Delleani, raffigurante le rovine del tempio di Karnak in Egitto e di un fondo bibliografico specialistico, che sarà disponibile al prestito. (..)" * Some items relating to Egyptomania [submitted by Michael Tilgner (1)(2), Kat Newkirk (2), and Bob Bianchi (3)]: -- Press report: "El Egipto Antiguo salta al cómic con las aventuras de una arqueóloga canaria" URL "Las aventuras de dos jóvenes egiptólogas en las ruinas y tumbas de Luxor, una de ellas canaria, reflejadas en un cómic diseñado por ellas mismas sirven de plataforma para divulgar de forma entretenida parte de la historia antigua de Egipto en cuatro idiomas, entre ellos el español. La Reina del Valle del Desierto dibuja y narra la historia de Hatshepsut, hija de Tutmosis I y tía-madrastra de Tutmosis III, autoproclamada reina de Egipto durante la dinastía XVIII." A similar report with a video [1:20 mins.]: URL -- Press release: "Boulder Cheops" URL "This image of the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on 19 September 2014, from a distance of 28.5 km. The image features a large boulder casting a long shadow on the surface of the comet. The boulder has a maximum dimension of about 45 metres and is the largest structure within a group of boulders located on the lower side of the comet’s larger lobe. This cluster of boulders reminded scientists of the famous pyramids at Giza near Cairo in Egypt, and thus it has been named Cheops for the largest of those pyramids, the Great Pyramid, which was built as a tomb for the pharoah Cheops (also known as Kheops or Khufu) around 2550 BC." Press report: URL "Scientists have named one of the largest boulders on Rosetta’s comet after an Egyptian pyramid. (..)" See also: "Cometwatch Checks Up On Cheops" URL "When seen in this side-on view, Cheops appears much more like its Egyptian pyramid namesake and has a height of approximately 25 metres, compared with a width of 45 metres as seen from above in yesterday’s OSIRIS image. For reference, the real Pyramid of Cheops at Giza is 139 metres high and 230 metres across at the base." Video: "Synthetic Anaglyph 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko: Cheops Ascent" [0:12 mins.] URL -- Press release: "Art contemporain - Biliana K. Voden Aboutaam, "Série Pharao 2012 – Akhenaten – Amenhotep – Tuthankamun, sculpture digitale en hologramme 3D". Exposition 09-25 - 10-25-2014, Galerie Rosa Turetsky, Genève. With photo gallery [click on pic]. URL --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk and Bjorn Koopmans] * Press report: "Mummy undergoes exam at West Palm Beach hospital" URL "A mummy set to go on display at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium as part of the new exhibit, Afterlife: Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt, received a CT scan Friday in hopes of determining the cause of death. (..) Mummy Girl is believed to have lived sometime between 30 B.C. and 200 to 300 A.D. (..)" With video report and picture gallery. [Submitted by Kat Newkirk and Bob Bianchi] * Press report: "Hanging Church opened for public URL "The Hanging Church (..) will be opened for the public Saturday after the completion of its 16-year renovation work, said Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty in a statement (..)." -- Other press reports: URL URL URL URL URL [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Ägyptologe Seidlmayer wird mit Gerda Henkel Preis ausgezeichnet" URL "Der Ägyptologe Stephan Seidlmayer, Leiter des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (DAI) in Kairo, erhält heute den mit 100 000 Euro dotierten Gerda Henkel Preis. Der Wissenschaftler habe «in politisch schwieriger Zeit» den «kulturhistorischen Dialog zwischen Deutschland und Ägypten» gefördert, lautet die Begründung der Düsseldorfer Gerda Henkel Stiftung. Der Name des Preisträgers war bereits im Juli bekannt gegeben worden. Der gebürtige Würzburger Seidlmayer (56) leitet in Ägypten unter anderem Grabungen auf der Nilinsel «Elephantine» sowie ein Projekt für ein «Altägyptisches Wörterbuch». Der Preis wird im Zwei-Jahres-Turnus für Leistungen im Bereich der historischen Geisteswissenschaften verliehen." -- Other German press reports: URL URL -- News release of the Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung: URL * Press report: "Ministerium verklagt Restaurierer: Pfusch bedroht Statik von Ägyptens Rekord-Pyramide" URL "(..) Ein für Oberägypten zuständiger Mitarbeiter des Antikenministeriums sagte der ägyptischen Nachrichtenseite Al-Masry al-Youm im Interview, die Abtragung einer obersten Staubschicht habe der Stufenpyramide unnötigen Schaden zugefügt. Erst vor vier Wochen hatte Ägyptens Antikenminister Mamdu al-Damati Anschuldigungen von unabhängigen Experten zurückgewiesen, bei der Restauration der Djoser-Pyramide werde unsauber gearbeitet. Der von Al-Masry al-Youm zitierte Mitarbeiter des Antikenministeriums gab nun zu, dass sich die Entfernung der Staubschicht negativ auf die Statik des Bauwerks ausgewirkt habe. Auch sei so die Kernsubstanz der Pyramide unmittelbar dem Wetter ausgeliefert. Das Ministerium will nun nach Informationen von Al-Masry al-Youm die zuständige Restaurierungsfirma verklagen. (..)" -- Another German press report: URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entry at the blog of the EES Imbaba Survey: URL -- "A successful season and thanks to all" (Oct. 12) [Submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * New entry at the blog of the Penn Museum / Artifact Lab: URL -- "Consolidating a painted wooden shabti" (Oct. 11) * New entries at the blog of Projecte UEMOT: URL -- "Tots els colors dels Udjat’s d’Eivissa" (Oct. 10) -- "4 nous amulets antropomorfs amb cap de falcó" (Oct. 10) -- "Descobrim tresors dins del tresor de la Vila Joiosa"(Oct. 9) * New entry at the blog of geophysical surveyor Glen Dash: URL -- "What We Can Learn from the Remarkable (Mis)Alignments at Dahshur" +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- [Submitted by Melinda Hartwig] * Melinda K. Hartwig (ed.), A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art. Wiley Companions to the Ancient World. Wiley-Blackwell, November 2014. 624 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4443-3350-3. Hardback $195.00. TOC and orders: URL "A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art presents a comprehensive collection of original essays exploring key concepts, critical discourses, and theories that shape the discipline of ancient Egyptian art." [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Palais Beaux-Arts Lille (ed.), Sésostris III. Pharaon de Légende, Éditions Snoeck, 2014. Hardcover, 340 pp., col. ills. ISBN: 978-94-6161-157-4, price: EUR 35 URL "Le pharaon Sésostris III est l’un des rois les plus emblématiques de l’Egypte antique. Au coeur du Moyen Empire, son règne (vers 1872-1854 av. J.-C.) marque un tournant dans l’histoire de l’Egypte ancienne." - catalog of an exhibition in the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille. --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * The Egyptian Struwwelpeter Being the Struwwelpeter Papyrus With Full Text and 100 Original Vignettes From the Vienna Papyri, London, [1899]. - pdf-file (1.6 MB) URL "The _Egyptian Struwwelpeter_ was actually written in Austria by siblings Richard, Fritz, and Magdalena Netolitzky, simply because Egyptian art, artifacts, and culture were popular in Austria, as were the Struwwelpeter stories in the late nineteenth century." (Barbara Smith Chalou, Struwwelpeter: Humor or Horror? 160 Years Later, Lanham, Md., 2007, p. 60) -- A reprint of the German and English editions is also available: Walter Sauer (ed.), Der Ägyptische Struwwelpeter / The Egyptian Struwwelpeter, Edition Tintenfass, Neckarsteinach, 2012. Hardcover, 40 pp., col. ills. ISBN: 978-3-943052-09-1, price: EUR 15.90 URL -- Some background information: --- "Der Aegyptische Struwwelpeter - ein Kuriosum der österreichischen Kinderliteratur?", Vortrag von Adelheid Hlawacek anläßlich des Symposiums "Struwwelpeter reconsidered", 1995 --- "The Egyptian Struwwelpeter, a curiosity in Austria's juvenile literature?", Paper given by Adelheid Hlawacek at "Struwwelpeter Reconsidered", an international symposium on the German children´s classic in 1995 --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * The TOC of the latest issue of the_Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol. 73, no. 2 (October 2014) is online at URL Among the articles (not for free): -- Arlette David, "Hoopoes and Acacias: Decoding an Ancient Egyptian Funerary Scene" -- Andréas Stauder, "Interpreting Written Morphology: the sDm.n=f in the Pyramid Texts" -- Book review of: Foreigners and Egyptians in the Late Egyptian Stories: Linguistic, Literary and Historical Perspectives, by Camilla Di Biase-Dyson --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- * Lettre d'information de l'IFAO, Octobre 2014 URL The latest IFAO Newsletter, in French and English versions. * New additions to the Propylaeum-DOK repository: -- Assmann, Jan (1994) "Glück und Weisheit im Alten Ägypten", in: Bellebaum, A. (Hrsg.): Vom guten Leben. Glücksvorstellungen in Hochkulturen,. Berlin 1994, pp. 17-57 URL -- Lohwasser, Angelika and Baldur, Gabriel (2010) "Google Earth und Groundchek: Beispiele aus dem Wadi Abu Dom (Bayuda, N-Sudan)", in: Der antike Sudan. Mitteilungen der Sudanarchäologischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin, 21 (2010), pp. 51-62 URL -- Lohwasser, Angelika (2002) "Gefahren lauern überall. Zu den Tiermotiven auf einem napatanischen Amulett", in: Der antike Sudan, 13 (2002), pp. 47-58 URL -- Feucht, Erika (1989) "Der Weg des Verstorbenen bis zur Rechtfertigung nach Darstellungen in Ramessidischen Gräbern," in: Altenmüller, Hartwig and Germer, Renate (Hrsgg.): Miscellanea Aegyptologica. Wolfgang Helck zum 75. Geburtstag. Hamburg 1989, pp. 23-37 URL -- Feucht, Erika (1992) "Fishing and fowling with the spear and the throw-stick reconsidered", in: Luft, Ulrich (Hrsg.): The intellectual Heritage of Egypt,. Budapest 1992, pp. 157-169 (Studia Aegyotuaca ; 14) URL -- Peust, Carsten (2001) "Das Zweibrüdermärchen," in: Texte aus der Umwelt des Alten Testaments – Ergänzungslieferung. Gütersloh 2001, pp. 147-165 URL -- Peust, Carsten (2001) "Der Regierungsbericht des Nastasen," in: Texte aus der Umwelt des Alten Testaments - Ergänzungslieferung. Gütersloh 2001, pp. 92-101 URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- * TBA +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list.] * British Museum: Egypt Documentation Project Curator The British Museum is seeking a Project Curator to lead a new project in collaboration with the Ministry of Antiquities (Egypt). The Egypt Documentation Project, possible through the support of the Arcadia Foundation, aims to train teams of early- and mid-career Egyptian archaeologists and Egyptologists in digital documentation of objects – including photography and metadata fields – and the creation of a database for this information. The project will comprise an intensive schedule of object documentation in six distinct archaeological storerooms. The Project Curator will lead the project, spend significant time delivering training in Egypt, oversee two Cairo-based staff and the project budget, and liaise with stakeholders from the Ministry of Antiquities and the British Museum. Deadline for applications: November 13 Full info: URL Reference 1440849 * The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University, has a job opening for a Lecturer in Egyptology. The starting date for the position is 2015-01-01. (..) The ability to teach in Swedish and English is a requirement. (..) The applicant’s scientific skills will be assessed primarily in terms of linguistic competence, particularly within the areas of Old and Middle Egyptian and Coptic. (..). Application deadline: 2014-11-27. Full info: URL * Oriental Institute Job Posting: Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Rank of Instructor The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the Oriental Institute's Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference program for the 2015--2017 academic years. This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment. During the first year of the appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize and conduct a two-day conference at the Oriental Institute on key comparatively oriented theoretical or methodological issues in the field of ancient studies (archaeological, text-based, and/or art historical avenues of research). We encourage cross-disciplinary proposals that deal with the ancient Near East (including Egypt) or that compare the Near East with other cultural areas. (..) Deadline for completed applications is Monday, January 12th, 2015. Start date is September 1st, 2015. Full info: URL Job posting number 02374. * (&) The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World of Brown University, Providence, RI, invites applications for an Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Archaeology, in the field of Mediterranean archaeology, broadly defined; this would include scholars whose research focuses on regions such as the Near East, North Africa, or southern Europe. (..) Complete applications received by December 1, 2014 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled. URL * (&) The Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University has a job opening for an Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Egyptian Art and Archaeology, with a preference for candidates with a research interest in the Ptolemaic Period. Proposed start date 09-01-2015. Applications invited before December 1, 2014. URL [click twice, or search for Requisition Number 1400685 ] * (&) The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology at Brown University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Assyriology, Egyptology, or the material culture of Egypt or Ancient Western Asia. (..) The successful candidate will be appointed for one year beginning on 1 July 2015. (..) Application at URL before 1 January 2015. * (&) The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, has a job opening for a Sackler Keeper of Antiquities. Deadline: 10 October 2014. Vacancy ID 114593 at URL * (&) The British Museum, London, is recruiting for an Administrative Assistant in the Ancient Egypt and Sudan Department. Closing Date: September 10th, 2014. URL * (&) Die Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn sucht für die Abteilung für Ägyptologie mit Ägyptischem Museum ab 15.10.2014 befristet auf drei Jahre einen Akademischen Rat auf Zeit (m/w) als Kurator(in) des Ägyptischen Museums der Universität Bonn. (..) Bewerbungen bis zum 15.09.2014 (..). URL * (&) Am Departement Altertumswissenschaften der Universität Basel ist zum 1. Februar 2015 die Stelle einer Assistentin/eines Assistenten (50%) in Ägyptologie zu besetzen. Bewerbungen (..) bis zum 15. Oktober 2014 (..). (#) * (&) The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan of the British Museum, London, is looking to recruit a Project Curator to support the One God: Three religions on the Nile exhibition project team. The exhibition deals with Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Roman through Fatimid periods (30BC-AD1171). Candidates will be educated to Masters level or equivalent in Archaeology, Art History, Ancient History or a related subject, with a specialisation in Late Antique and/or early Islamic Egypt. Closing date: 21st August 2014 URL * (&) Im Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität zu Köln ist zum 01.04.2015 eine Professur (W3) für Ägyptologie zu besetzen. Deadline: 03.10.2014 URL * (&) The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL, is seeking a full-time Post-doctoral Research Associate to join the AHRC-funded project "Artefacts of Excavation: the international distribution of finds from British excavations in Egypt, 1880-1980". Closing Date: 27 Aug 2014 URL * (&) Institut für Ägyptologie der Universität Wien - Stellenausschreibung für 4 wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen (ägyptische Artefakte und archäobotanische Reste): -- 2 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen zur Fundbearbeitung (Praedoc., 70% Vollzeitäquivalent, über 3 Jahre mit Beginn ab 01.01.2015) -- 2 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen zur Bearbeitung von archäobotanischen Resten (Praedoc., 70% Vollzeitäquivalent. über 3 Jahre mit Beginn ab 01.01.2015) Fragen und Bewerbungen bis 22.8.2014. (#) * (&) Job opening: Petrie Museum Manager Closing Date: 29 Aug 2014 URL * (&) The Graduate School "Distant Worlds: Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies" of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich invites applications for 8 Doctoral-Positions / 2 PostDoc-Positions URL URL * (&) Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri has a tenure-track opening for an assistant professor in the history of the ancient Near East or eastern Mediterranean, specific specialty open: URL First date of consideration will be 9-15-2014 and will continue until the selection process is complete. * (&) The Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC) at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, Jilin Province, P. R. China, invites applications for a full-time Visiting Professorship in Egyptology. The appointment will be fixed term from 1st September 2014 through July 2015, with the possibility of an extension for the following year. (..) No set deadline: the position will remain open until filled, with priority given to early applications. (#) ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * Excellence Cluster 264 'Topoi' in Berlin/Germany offers a doctoral fellowship in Coptic Studies/Egyptology to execute a "archäologisch-baugeschichtliche Forschungsarbeit zur ägyptischen Kloster-Ökonomie" in research group B-3 'Economy/Oikonomia' starting Dec 2014 (deadline Oct 20, 2014). URL URL * The Research Center of Ancient Studies (RCAS) of the Berliner Antike-Kollegs in Berlin/Germany offers three short term postdoctoral fellowships (1-3 months, various disciplines possible) for 2015 (deadline Nov 30, 2014). URL URL * (&) Excellence Cluster 264 'Topoi' in Berlin offers a postdoctoral fellowship (various disciplines possible) in research group C-2 'Space and Metaphor in Cognition, Language and Texts' starting Feb 2015 (deadline Nov 1, 2014). URL * (&) The application deadline of August 1st for the 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program core competition is quickly approaching. The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Of the 584 awards being offered this year, there are over 420 awards available in the field of Archaeology. Of these, 23 are specific to the field, while 402 are All Discipline awards offered in various regions around the world that welcome teaching and/or research proposals in any area of study, including interdisciplinary projects. (..) Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards URL The application deadline for most awards is August 1st. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions, visit our website at URL or contact us at email. * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society is delighted to announce that it will, with the generous support of the British Council, be awarding scholarships to three Egyptian nationals for the pursuit of their research in archaeology/Egyptology in the UK in 2014: URL * (&) Information on the Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants offered by the Archaeological Institute of America may be found at URL --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * The Kemet Klub is organizing the following course: "Ritual and Festival: The Priesthood of Ancient Egypt" tutor: Lucia Gahlin dates: November 20 and 27, December 11 and 18, 2014; 7:30-9:00 pm place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR costs: GBP 34.87 info: email * The Egypt Exploration Society (EES) is pleased to announce the following course: "Archaeological Objects Drawing" dates: 18th October 2014 - 12th November 2014 place: EES Cairo Office, 192 El Nil Street- Agouza info: URL * (&) Course: "La formación del Imperio Egipcio: la dinastía 18," by Dr. Andrés Diego Espinel (CSIC), Francisco L. Borrego Gallardo (UAM), Dr. María José López Grande (UAM), Dr. José R. Pérez-Accino (UCM), Dr. José Manuel Galán Allue (CSIC), Dr. Antonio Pérez Largacha (UCLM), Dr. Miguel Á. Molinero Polo (ULL), Miguel Jaramago Canora, Cristina Pino (AEDE), Dr. Lucía Díaz-Iglesias Llanos, Laura Di Nóbile date: from 16th October 2014 to 30th April 2015 place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Paseo de la Habana, 40) Information and registration: URL * (&) Course: "Palabras para crear un mundo: Introducción a la lengua y la escritura egipcia antigua", by Dr. José R. Pérez-Accino date: from 15th October 2014 to 28th January 2015 place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Paseo de la Habana, 40) Information and registration: URL * (&) Workshop: "Taller de traducción y análisis de textos egipcios" date: from 8th October 2014 to 17th January 2015 (one day / month) place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Paseo de la Habana, 40) Information and registration: URL * (&) Egypt Exploration Society (EES) Archaeological Evening Classes: -- "Introduction to The Ancient Egyptian Pottery" Dates: Saturday, 20th, 27th September 2014. Tuesday 23th, 30th September Time: 06:30 pm Location: The Egypt Exploration Society Cairo Office Street: 192 El Nil Street- Agouza Cairo- Egypt. Info: URL -- "Archaeological Objects Drawing" Dates: Saturday, 18, 25 October /01, 08 November Wednesday, 22, 29 October /05, 12 November Time: 06:00 pm Location: The Egypt Exploration Society Cairo Office Street: 192 El Nil Street- Agouza - Cairo- Egypt. info: URL * (&) Dr. Edmund S. Meltzer, Ray Grasse, and Joanne Conman are pleased to announce their first online study day, September 21, 2014 and their fall 2014 class and lecture schedule: URL * (&) Liverpool Ancient Worlds Summer School 2014 (1st September 2014 to 5th September 2014) The Department of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology at the University of Liverpool is pleased to announce the programme for the Ancient Worlds Summer School 2014. This year, we will focus on ancient languages (Hieroglyphs, Coptic, Latin and Greek). You can learn any of these languages with us from beginner level, and alongside the language learning, the courses feature lectures on the history and culture of Egypt, Greece and Rome. During your course, you will be exposed to a range of our unique research and resources. For further information, please visit the website at URL And feel free to contact the organiser, Dr Glenn Godenho at email (Tel: 0151 794 2475). * (&) GlyphStudy, a (free) student run study group on Yahoogroups, will be offering a Beginner’s section in Egyptian Hieroglyphs, to begin September 15, 2014, and using Collier & Manley (How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself). To sign up, (1) send an email (with First and last name and a working email address you check often, and the textbook/section you prefer (ex. C&M 2014)) to the admin at email, and (2) apply to join the main GlyphStudy list by sending an email to email over at GlyphStudy, URL --TRIPS & TOURS-- [Only tours organized by non-profit Egyptological organisations (notably if the proceeds go to public education or site excavation/conservation) will be listed here.] * TBA --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * (&) The Mendes Expedition is offering an Archaeological Field School in Egypt, at Tell er-Rub'a, during Summer 2015 (May 7, 2015 - July 10, 2015). Project Directors: Prof. Donald Redford and Dr. Susan Redford, Penn State University. Application Deadline: January 10, 2015. URL +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- Phoenix, October 19, 2014, 06:00-06:45 "Das Versteck der Pharaonen" -- Phoenix, October 24, 2014, 02:15-03:00 "Wettlauf um den Hieroglyphen-Code (1)" [Champollion] -- Phoenix, October 24, 2014, 03:00-03:45 "Wettlauf um den Hieroglyphen-Code (2)" [Champollion] -- Phoenix, October 24, 2014, 03:45-04:30 "Der Knochenjäger: Der Arzt des Pharao" -- Phoenix, October 24, 2014, 04:30-04:45 "Memphis - Weltwunder Pyramiden" -- Phoenix, October 24, 2014, 05:25-06:05 "Hatschepsut - Die Frau auf dem Pharaonenthron" -- Phoenix, October 24, 2014, 06:05-06:45 "Tutanchamun - Das Geheimnis des Pharao" -- Phoenix, October 24, 2014, 06:45-07:30 "Ramses - Superstar vom Nil" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Vortrag Prof. Dr. Seidlmayer, "Heiligtümer am Ersten Nilkatarakt - Archäologie und Transformation" [42:31 mins.] URL "Festvortrag im Rahmen des Jahresempfangs des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts am 9. Mai 2012 im Auswärtigen Amt Berlin." * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --SOFTWARE-- * TBA --MUSIC & THEATRE-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Cushion concert al Museo Egizio" URL "Il viaggio musicale della XIII edizione di EstOvest parte dall'Antico Egitto, con un cushion concert nello Statuario del Museo Egizio di Torino che affronta il tema dell'immortalità, così centrale nella cultura egiziana, e della conservazione dell'identità attraverso l'imbalsamazione." --FICTION (NOVELS, GAMES & MOVIES)-- * TBA +++ (VIII) WEBSITES [Submitted by Giulio Magli] * My new website: "Archaeoastronomy of Egypt" URL +++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- a) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date:..., 2014; 3:30pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA costs: $5 for the general public, $3 for museum members, free to ARCE-PA members info: email b) ARCE/New York Chapter * TBA date: ...., 2014; 6:30 p.m. place: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, 23rd Floor Reception (Entrance to 7 Times Square is on Broadway at 42nd Street (next to The Loft). Photo ID is required to enter the building. You will then proceed to the 5th floor Sky Lobby and take the second elevator bank to the 23rd floor reception). costs: free to the public, but advanced R.S.V.P. is required; please reply to email c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * TBA date: ... 2014; 7:30 PM place: Portland State University, Room 238, Smith Memorial Union costs: free and open to the public info: URL info: email (Rebecca Hodgin) d) Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU 15 East 84th Street New York, NY * TBA date: .., 2014; 06:00 PM info: URL e) ARCE/Chicago Chapter URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 5:00pm place: LaSalle Bank Room, the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago costs: free and open to the public info: tel. 773-702-1062. f) North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics * 43nd annual meeting of NACAL: "The Afroasiatic languages' contribution to general linguistic research" Abstracts of papers are invited before November 15th, 2014. date: February 13 -15, 2015 place: Georgetown University, Washington, DC info: URL g) ARCE/ Northwest Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm - 8:30pm place: Gowen Hall 201, University of Washington, Seattle costs: free and open to the public info: URL URL h) ARCE/Northern Texas Chapter URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start place: Fondren Science Building, Room 123, at the Southern Methodist University campus, 3125 Daniel, Dallas, Texas. costs: free to visitors and members (donations at the door welcome) info: email i) ARCE/New Orleans Area Interest Group (ARCE-NOLA) * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:00 PM place: Louisiana Art and Science Museum, 100 River Road South, Downtown Baton Rouge info: email; URL j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * "Ramses II's Royal Women: Mortuary Evidence for a Queenly Hierarchy", by Dr. Heather McCarthy (New York University) date: Sunday, October 5, 2014; 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) Roanoke College 221 College Lane, Salem, Virginia 24153 * "May They Live Forever: Ancient Egyptian Mummies", by Dr. Salima Ikram date: Monday, September 15, 2014; 7 pm place: the College’s Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom. costs: open to the public info: URL URL l) Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago * "A Game of Thrones and Coffins: The Death and Resurrection of Osiris", by Prof. Robert Ritner date: Friday, October 17, 2014; 5:30–6:30 p.m. place: Oriental Institute, 1155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL, US costs: free, but registration is required info: URL * "Osiris and Isis Dance Performance", by Ron De Jesús Dance Chicago choreographer Ron De Jesús created a 90-minute story ballet inspired by the ancient Egyptian gods Osiris and Isis. Scenes from this ballet will be presented in the Museum galleries. Surrounded by ancient artifacts, patrons will experience a special night of dance performed to live instrumentation. Students will read excerpts from the ancient text between each vignette. A reception follows the performance. date: Friday, October 17, 2014; 7:00–9:00 p.m. place: Oriental Institute, 1155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL, US costs: $15 members/students/faculty and staff; $25 nonmembers; registration is required info: URL URL m) Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, University of Memphis Memphis, TN * The 9th Annual William J. Murnane Memorial Lecture "Writing on the Wall (and Cliffs)," by Professor Richard Jasnow (Johns Hopkins University) date: Friday, 10 October 2014; 7 pm info: URL n) - o) ARCE / Tennessee Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 p.m. place: View Room (350), University Center, University of Memphis costs: free, and open to the public. info: email p) - q) ARCE / Arizona Chapter website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5:30 p.m. place: University of Arizona Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd. Tucson, Arizona costs: free and open to all info: URL URL r) Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt * TBA date: .., 2014; 12-1 place: Room 208, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8298 info: URL s) - t) - v) Egypt Exploration Organization of Southern California 10535 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5 p.m. info: URL u) American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) URL * TBA --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7pm place: rm. 215, 4 Bancroft Ave. University of Toronto campus info: email --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2014; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: email URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) Egyptian Embassy, London, Education & Culture Bureau 4 Chesterfield Gardens, London W1. tel: 020 7491 7720; email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:45 pm b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18.30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: free, non-members welcome info: email URL ---Friends of the Petrie Museum--- URL * TBA date: ... 2014 info: email c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * TBA date: ..... 2014; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm place: EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG costs: members GBP 10 (students GBP 5), non-members GBP 12 (students GBP 6) info: URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 costs: free for members of the ESB and the University, £2.00 for non-members info: email e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 1.30 pm for a 2 pm start place: Main School Hall, Wyvern Technology College, Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Hants SO50 7 AN costs: GBP 3.0 members, GBP 6.0 non-members info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Wales, Swansea * "The Soothsayers of Ancient Egypt: Exploring an Ancient Egyptian Library on Divination", by Luigi Prada date: Wednesday 15th October 2014; 7:00pm place: 'Fulton House 2' Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, GBP3.00 non-members info: tel. 01792 295960 g) Institute of Archaeology, University College London * Conference: "Expanding Boundaries: Science and Theory in Prehistoric Studies" An open discussion between Prehistoric Egyptian/Nubian Studies and World Archaeology. Abstracts of papers are invited before 14 July 2014. date: 24-25 October 2014 place: Petrie Museum/UCL Institute of Archaeology costs: registration is now open; to book a ticket please visit info: URL info: URL h) Ashmolean Museum Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH URL * Conference: "Understanding Egyptian Collections: Innovative display and research projects in museums" The conference will focus on innovative ways of conserving, displaying, understanding and interpreting Egyptian collections. date: 1-2 September 2014 info: URL i) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * TBA j) University College London (UCL) * The Sixth Ancient Egyptian Language and Text Workshop (AELT 6) The purpose of AELT is to bring together text-based researchers in Egyptology in the UK and to provide a forum for sharing and discussing ideas, problems and issues. The intention is to highlight work in progress. date: 22 November 2014 info: URL ; email k) The British Association of Near Eastern Archaeologists URL * The 2015 BANEA Conference Abstracts of papers about the general theme ("borders and transitions") or other current issues concerning archaeology and/or history of the Ancient Near East and Egypt, including recent research and current field projects, are invited before is October 1st 2014. date: 7-9 January 2015 place: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and University College London. info: URL ---BANEA South-East/The London Centre for the Ancient Near East--- URL * TBA date: .., 2014: 18.00 place: Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, London WC1. info: email l) Essex Egyptology Group * TBA date: ..., 2014; 3pm place: Spring Lodge Community Centre, Witham, Essex info: email m) Leicestershire Ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 1:30 for a 2pm start place: Lord Mayors Room, New Walk Museum, Leicester info: email n) University of Birmingham * 2nd Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Nationality, Authority and Individuality in Ancient Egypt" Abstracts of papers invited before 17th October 2014. date: 20th February 2015. info: email o) Early Glass Technology Research Network at University College London URL * Conference: "Things that travelled - Mediterranean Glass in the First Millennium AD” Organised by the Early Glass Technology Research Network at UCL in co-operation with the Association for the History of Glass (AHG)(URL) and the British Museum (URL). Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited before 30 June 2014. date: 28-29 November 2014 (two-day conference) places: The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London W1U; Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1; British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1 costs: regular ticket: 40 GBP; AHG members: 30 GBP; non-UCL students: 20 GBP; free to UCL students info: Daniela Rosenow, email info: call for abstracts at URL p) Museum of Wigan Life * Egyptian Study Day Organized by the Museum of Wigan Life and Horus Egyptology Society. Speakers are Prof. Joann Fletcher and Dr Stephen Buckley. date: Saturday 8th November 2014; 11.00am - 4.00pm place: DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Robin Park, Wigan costs: GBP25 per adult and GBP15 per young person (12 – 16 years). info: URL q) Griffith Institute University of Oxford * Study Day: "The Griffith Institute: The Home for Egyptology at Oxford" As part of their 75th anniversary celebrations the Griffith Institute is holding its first ever study day at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Talks by staff, students and researchers will cover the full range of the Institute's activities, from archival research, digital projects, fieldwork in Egypt, and teaching hieroglyphs. To include a tour of the exhibition "Discovering Tutankhamun" with staff from the Institute on hand to answer questions. date: 2nd October 2014; 10.15am - 5pm place: Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum costs: booking at URL info: for more information visit: URL r) Oxford University * Current Research in Egyptology XVI: "Travel in Egypt" Abstracts of papers are invited before 15 November 2014. date: April 15–18, 2015 info: email info: URL s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:30 - 21:00 place: New King's 10, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3FX costs: free info: mail info: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society URL * "Exploring North Kharga Oasis", by Prof. Salima Ikram date: Saturday 18 October 2014; 2.00pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ costs: free to members; Visitors: £3.00 (donation) info: abstract at URL * "The Eloquent Peasant An Allegory on the Banks of the Nile?" by Dr Linda Steynor date: Saturday 8 November 2014; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ costs: free to members; Visitors: £3.00 (donation) info: abstract at URL * "Literacy and Ancient Egyptian Society : the Platypus Model", by Massimiliano Pinarello date: Saturday 6 December 2014; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ costs: free to members; Visitors: £3.00 (donation) info: abstract at URL u) John Rylands Research Institute * Conference: "From Egypt to Manchester: unravelling the John Rylands papyrus collection" This conference aims to bring together scholars who are working or have recently worked on the John Rylands papyri. We welcome papers from any period and perspective based on papyri from our collection in any of the languages and scripts attested from the Ptolemaic to the early Arab period; deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2014. date: 4-6 September 2014. place: John Rylands Library, Manchester info: URL info: program at URL URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 14:50 for a 15:00 start place: Leemanszaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden costs: open to all info: email b) - c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * "A Syrian Palace for the Hyksos in ancient Avaris", by Prof. Dr. Manfred Bietak date: 10 September 2014; 15:00 place: Leemanszaal, RMO, Leiden info: URL e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) University of Bonn Egyptological Department Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn * Int. Conference: "Egyptian and Jewish Magic in Antiquity: Contexts, Contacts, Continuities and Comparisons" date: 6th-9th July, 2015 info: URL b) Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Schlaunstr. 2, 48143 Münster * TBA c) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA d) Freundeskreis Ägyptologie e.V.: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:30 place: Philosophicum, Hörsaal P 1, Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz e) Ägyptologisches Institut der Universität Leipzig Goethestrasse 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * TBA f) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA date: ..., 2014, 6:30 pm place: Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, room: 121 g) Münchner Arbeitskreis "Junge Aegyptologie" (MAJA) URL * TBA h) Institut für Ägyptologie und Altorientalistik Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, D 55099 Mainz * TBA i) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:30 costs: EUR 2,50 / 2; Mitglieder des Fördervereins have free entry. info: URL j) - k) Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie Universität zu Köln Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Köln * The second lecture in honorem Philippe Derchain: "The Papyrus Salt 825 in the Light of Recent Research", by Dr. Laurent Coulon date: Wednesday, 22 October 2014; 19:30 place: Hörsaal A2, Hörsaalgebäude, Universität zu Köln l) Uschebtie e.V. Der Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Seminars für Ägyptologie der Universität Köln URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 19:30 Uhr place: Hörsaalgebaäude, Hörsaal D, Universität Köln info: email --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * Multidisciplinary Conference on the Sinai Desert. Abstracts of papers are invited before 17 April 2014. date: 29 - 30 November 2014 info: URL b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * "Ancient Egypt in the Writings of Ahmed Lutfi el-Sayed Pasha", by Dr. Ahmed M. Mekawy Ouda (Lecturer Department of Egyptology Cairo University) date: Sunday 19th October 2014; 6:00 pm place: Garden Room, British Council, 192 Sharei El-Nil St. Agouza-Cairo. info: URL * Fourth Delta Survey Workshop Abstracts of papers invited before 1 December 2014. date: 26-27 March 2015 place: British Council, 192 Sharia el-Nil, Agouza, Cairo. info: email c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * TBA d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: .. 2014; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) - f) - g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo URL * "Dating by events - The use of year-names during the Early Dynastic period", by Prof. Dr. Günter Dreyer date: 22 September 2014; 6 p.m. place: 31, Sh. Abu el-Feda, 11211 Cairo-Zamalek info: email * "Excavations of the IFAO at Istabl Antar (Fustat)" Lecture in memory of George Scanlon (1925-2014) by Dr. Roland-Pierre Gayraud date: 23 September 2014; 6 pm place: 31, Sh. Abu el-Feda, 11211 Cairo-Zamalek info: email * "To whom do the gods belong? The roots of Egyptian cults between local and supra-regional traditions", by Dr. Holger Kockelmann date: 8 October 2014; 6 p.m. place: 31, Sh. Abu el-Feda, 11211 Cairo-Zamalek info: email h) - i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2014; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email --ITALY-- a) International Association of Egyptologists * 11th International Congress of Egyptologists date: August 23–30, 2015 place: Egyptian Museum of Florence, info: URL info: URL b) - c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2014; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) Associazione Culturale "MUMMY PROJECT" URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:00 place: Libreria Labirinto, via Benvenuto Sangiorgio, 4, Casale Monferrato info: email --FRANCE-- a) Rencontres Egyptologiques de Strasbourg website * TBA date: ... 2014; 18h45 place: Maison des Associations, 1A place des Orphelins 67000 Strasbourg costs: non-members EUR 6 (students EUR 3) info: email b) l'Association Égyptologique du Gard URL * TBA date: ...2014; 20:00 place: Centre Pablo Néruda, 30000 Nîmes costs: free c) Université Paris Sorbonne * International Conference: "L'argent des dieux. Religions et richesses en Méditerranée dans l'Antiquité et au Moyen Âge"/ "Gods' Money: Religions and riches in the Mediterranean World in Antiquity and the Middle Ages" date: 16-18 October 2014 place: Paris, at the Collège de France and Sorbonne. costs: free, but please register at URL info: URL info: programme at URL info: email --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) University of Liège Place du 20-Août 7, B-4000 Liège * Conference: "Deir el-Medina and the Theban Necropolis in Contact: Describing the interactions within and outside the community of workmen." Abstracts of papers are invited before 20 May 2014 at email. date: 27-29 October 2014 info: final 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) - d) - e) - f) Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha URL * V Congreso Ibérico de Egiptología [5th Iberian Congress of Egyptology] date: Monday, 9 March 2015 - Thursday, 12 March 2015 place: Cuenca (Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) info: URL info: URL Call for Papers (in Portuguese): URL Call for Papers (in Spanish): URL Registration: until 30st June, 2014 [registration form at URL] Congress organizational committee: Dr. Antonio Pérez Largacha (President); Dr. Immaculada Vivas Sanz (Vice-president); and Ms. Sara Arroyo Cuadra (Secretary) --AUSTRALIA-- a) Macquarie University, Sydney * TBA --DANMARK-- a) - --SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ...2014; 18:30 place: Hörsaal KO2 F 150, Universität Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich costs: open for members, students, and the general public. info: email b) - c) International Society for Nubian Studies * 13th International Conference for Nubian Studies date: 1 - 6 September 2014 place: Université de Neuchâtel info: email info: URL --SWEDEN-- a) - --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * 5th International Congress for Young Egyptologists (ICYE) date: 16 - 20 September 2015 place: Wien info: URL URL b) European Science Foundation * Workshop: "The Sea Peoples Up-To-Date. New Research on the Migration of Peoples in the 12th Century BCE" date: 3-4 November 2014 place: Vienna info: programme at URL --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA --ARGENTINA-- a) Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo Oriente (CEHAO) Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:00 costs: free info: email --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts Czech Institute of Egyptology Celetná 20, CZ-110 00 Prague 1 tel.: +420 224491394, fax: +420 224491628 URL * International conference: “The Crossroads II, or There and Back Again” Dedicated to the study of relations between Egypt, the Aegean, the Levant and the Sudan in the Second and First Millennia B.C.E. date: 15-18 September 2014. info: URL info: updated programme and abstracts at URL info: programme at URL --POLAND-- a) - --BRAZIL-- a) - --CROATIA-- a) University of Zagreb & Archaeological Museum of Zagreb * 7th European Conference of Egyptologists (CECE7): "Egypt 2015: Perpectives of Research” date: 2-7 June, 2015 place: University of Zagreb info: URL +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) Farmington Museum at Gateway Park 3041 East Main St, Farmington, NM 87402 URL * "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" date: September 27, 2014 - January 4, 2015. 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). info: URL info: English press reports at URL With video. URL With picture gallery and video. b) The Oriental Institute Museum University of Chicago 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago IL 60637 URL * "In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East" date: April 8 [was: 7], 2014 - January 4, 2015. info: URL info: source - URL "Around forty other memorials, images, texts, and artifacts from the Oriental Institute's collection and from lending institutions will highlight the widespread use of stone effigies and food and drink offerings in the Near East and Egypt to commune with the dead. An epilogue will focus on echoes of these traditions in modern festivals of remembrance. (...)" info: press report at URL URL c) Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Kelsey, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390 URL * "Death Dogs: The Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt" date: February 6, 2015 - May 3, 2015 The exhibition will explore the history of Anubis, Wepwawet, and the other jackal gods of ancient Egypt and decipher their complex roles in Egyptian religion and understandings of death and the afterlife. The show will also explore the lasting appeal of these dogs as vivid symbols of ancient Egypt in modern times. info: URL d) The Harvard Semitic Museum 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 URL * "From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum" date: December 5, 2014 - TBA This exhibition celebrates the vision of the Harvard Semitic Museum's founder, David Gordon Lyon (1852--1935), and tells the story of the museum's nineteenth-century beginning and features Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets, ancient Palestinian pottery, Egyptian funerary art, and ethnographic treasures, along with Lyon's own travel and excavation photographs. info: URL e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments & Amulets" date: November 19, 2009 - longterm installation [2nd prolongation; was: till June 30, 2013] Features thirty-five representations of individual body parts from the Brooklyn Museum's ancient Egyptian collection, many of which are displayed for the first time. This exhibition uses fragments of sculptures and objects created as distinct elements to illuminate the very realistic depiction of individual body parts in canonical Egyptian sculpture. info: URL * "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" date: July 24, 2013 - December 2014 [longterm installation] The exhibition explores the role of felines in everyday ancient Egyptian life, religion, mythology, and kingship. Among the ca. 30 objects are a gold-gilded statue of a Leonine Goddess from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, a large wooden statue of a cat, a selection of bronze and stone depictions of felines, and furniture and luxury items decorated with feline features. info: URL info: press reports at URL "(..) It will feature some 30 objects from the museum's permanent collection, like a gilded sculpture of a lion-headed goddess from between 770-412 BCE that has never been on public view before since it entered the museum's holdings in 1937. Other fine art felines on view will include a bronze sphinx sculpture of King Sheshenq from between 945-718 BCE, and an adorable-sounding cast bronze sculpture of a mother cat with four kittens nursing from ca. 666-30 BCE. (..)" With photo of a Greco-Roman cat statue. URL [For the statue of mother cat and kittens, see URL ] info: source - URL info: source - URL (PDF) info: press report at URL info: press reports at URL With large photo of the god Tutu as sphinx. URL (NY Times) With several photos of displays. info: press report at URL With photo of "Cat with Kittens" statue. info: press report at URL Interview with curator Yekaterina Barbash, and with some very nice photos of objects. info: press report at URL (FT) info: press report at URL f) - g) South Florida Science Center and Aquarium 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 URL * "Afterlife: The Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt" date: October 11, 2014 - April 18, 2015 Exhibition of over 250 authentic artifacts from the Bolton Museum that earlier toured Europe and Asia under the title "Quest for Immortality - The Hidden Treasure of Ancient Egypt" [etc.]. Highlights are a full-size reproduction of the burial chamber of Thutmose III (1490-1436 B.C.), a Rammeside male mummy believed to be the son of Ramses II, two other human mummies, six animal mummies, fine jewelry, painted reliefs, implements used in religious rituals, a sarcophagus, coffins, pots, cosmetic containers, and an ancient painted model of the royal barge. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL With video. URL With video. URL Describes the mummies on display. With some photos. URL h) - i) Science Museum of Western Virginia 1 Market Square SE #4, Roanoke, VA 24011 URL * "Wonderful Things From The Pharaoh's Tomb" date : June 14, 2014 - January 4, 2015 Travelling exhibition that features 124 replicas of items from Tutankhamun's tomb. info: URL info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL Lists several related events. info: English press report at URL j) San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: October 11, 2014 - April 26, 2015. The travelling exhibition with more than 1,000 reproductions of artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Currently at Kansas City’s Union Station (April 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014). info:URL info: press reports at URL URL With video. URL info: English press report at URL Tickets are now on sale. k) Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104 URL * "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt" date: October 18, 2014 - January 18, 2015 Exhibition with more than 100 items from the Brooklyn Museum, including drawings and sculptures, as well as the mummified remains of dogs, cats, birds, snakes and crocodiles. Currently on display at the Bowers Museum, Santa Ana (March 22, 2014- June 15, 2014). info: URL info: source -URL l) Egypt Gallery, Art Museum, 142 Communication & Fine Arts Bldg., The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152 URL * "Featured Creatures: Animals in Ancient Egyptian Art." date: September 2014 - November 26, 2014 This temporary display features 2-D and 3-D objects representing domesticated and wild animals that populated the world of the ancient Egyptians. Many of these items have never been exhibited. info: URL m) - n) Freer Gallery of Art Jefferson Dr. and 12th St., SW Washington, DC URL URL * "The Nile and Ancient Egypt" date: December 7, 2013 - TBA (indefinitely) On view are artifacts from the Freer Gallery's collection that illuminate the important role the Nile and water animals played in ancient Egyptian religion and concepts of the afterlife. info: URL info: press report at URL With some photos of artefacts. info: press reports at URL URL info: press report at URL o) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Avenue of the Arts 465 Hurlington Street, Boston, MA 02115 URL * "Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia" date: 19 July 2014 - 14 May 2017 Exhibition of more than 100 pieces of jewellery from ancient Nubia (1700 BC to 300 AD). info: URL info: English press report at URL With picture gallery. p) Staten Island Museum Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Building A 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 URL URL * Opening of the "Treasure Box" galleries date: Fall 2014 - ongoing Displays highlights of the Staten Island Museum's permanent collections. info: press release at URL "A collection of archeological treasures from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Italy, and the ancient Americas is to be showcased in a new exhibit at the Staten Island Museum. (..) The bulk of these antiquities once formed part of a private collection of some 2,000 items formed by Scottish natives Francis MacDonald (1825-1878) and his wife, Elizabeth (Eliza) Wallace MacDonald (1825-1911) (..). The most significant group of objects were the over 400 ancient antiquities from Egypt, the Levant, Greece, and Italy. (..) These [new] galleries will be located in the Museum's new, larger facility, due to open in fall 2014 in a landmarked 134-year- old Greek Revival building at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.(..)" info: examples from the collection - URL URL q) TBA San Antonio, Texas * "Animales sagrados egipcios: Un viaje a los secretos de la momificación" [Egyptian sacred animals: a journey into the secrets of mummification] date: TBA, 2014 Exhibition of eleven ancient Egyptian animal mummies, plus a collection of amulets and other funerary objects (a total of 220 objects). It also features (via videos) the results of the research (CT scans etc) conducted on the mummies by an interdisciplinary team of the University of Navarra since 2009. Earlier at (a.o.) the Museo Romano Oiasso, Irun (December 20, 2012 - April 14/15, 2013), the Bibat: Arkeologia - Fournier de Naipes Museoa, Vitoria-Gasteiz (25 April 2013 - 28 July 2013), and the Casa de los Botines, León (2 September 2013 - 20 October 2013). Currently at the Museo de la Siderurgia y la Minería, Sabero (León) (1 November 2013 - 5 January 2014). The exhibition might go to Cistierna before it moves to the USA. info: URL info: press report at URL "El Instituto Bíblico se lanza a la 'conquista' de América. El museo que dirige el leonés Jesús García Recio y que atesora en un ala de San Isidoro la colección Van Dijk -un millar de piezas de las primeras civilizaciones- abre una sede en Texas. (..) El Museo-Instituto Bíblico de León, que cuenta con 'delegaciones' en Cistierna, Madrid, Valladolid, Santiago de Compostela y Vitoria, planea organizar en la ciudad tejana exposiciones como la de Animales sagrados egipcios. Un viaje a los secretos de la momificación, expuesta recientemente en el edificio Gaudí y que ahora se traslada a Cistierna, tras haber recorrido Pamplona, Tudela, Irún y Vitoria. (..)" r) Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203 URL * "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition" date: November 26, 2014 - TBA The travelling exhibition "Mummies of the World", with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 95 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. Most recently it was at the Maryland Science Center (September 28, 2013 - January 20, 2014) and the Buffalo Museum of Science (April 12, 2014 - September 21, 2014). info: URL s) Providence, RISD 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903 URL * "Reopening Egyptian galleries" date: June 13, 2014 - ongoing info: press releases at URL "The RISD Museum welcomes visitors to an entire floor of newly renovated galleries for ancient Egyptian art, Asian art, and costume and textiles. (..) Fresh installations of ancient Egyptian and Asian art include two prominent visitor favorites: the mummy and coffin of the Egyptian priest Nesmin (ca. 250 BCE) and the monumental Dainichi Nyorai Buddha (ca. 1150-1200). (..)" URL "(..) For the first time, the coffin of the Egyptian priest Nesmin can be seen open, giving visitors an intimate look at the underside of the lid and the image of the goddess Nut on the inside of the coffin base. (...) URL "The RISD Museum's two Egyptian galleries contain works of art dating back to 3500 BCE. (..) A careful look at objects provides insight into ancient Egyptian artistic training and practice. Incised lines on a recently acquired small Sculptor's Model of a Striding King (305-250 BCE), for example, may have guided an artist in the principles of proportions, allowing for the creation of colossal sculptures. (..)" info: file with labels of the ancient Egyptian objects on display - URL A few photos at URL info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press reports at URL URL t) Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University 15 East 84th St., New York, NY 10028 URL * "When The Greeks Ruled Egypt - From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra" date: October 8, 2014 - January 4, 2015 Exhibition of ca. 150 artefacts that illustrate the interactions between Greek and Egyptian cultures during the Ptolemaic period. Earlier at the Chicago Art Institute (October 31, 2013 - July 27, 2014). info: URL info: English press report at URL (NY Times) "(..) The show includes some 150 portraits, religious and funerary objects, coins, writings on papyrus and other materials on loan from several major collections. Its original version was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago; the New York show, curated by Roberta Casagrande-Kim, a postdoctoral associate at the N.Y.U. institute, also has artifacts from the Brooklyn Museum and Columbia University. (..)" u) University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 URL * "Inside the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies" date: September 30, 2012 - ongoing Part exhibition, and part working laboratory, a glass-enclosed conservation lab allows you to watch conservators work on a wide array of Egyptian objects. info: URL info: URL info: matching blog at URL info: press reports at URL URL "(..) The archaeology and anthropology museum has identified 30 objects from its 42,000-piece Egyptian collection to be conserved during the evolving project. Many of the lab items have not been exhibited before because of their poor condition, said conservator Molly Gleeson. Among Gleeson's first projects are preserving the mummies of a cat, falcon and ibis. (..) Also undergoing study are hieroglyphic-inscribed slabs of wood that comprised the coffin of an Egyptian named Ahanakht, circa 2000 B.C. Conservation efforts led researchers to discover hidden inscriptions on the seams, said David Silverman, curator-in-charge of the Egyptian section.(..)" URL URL URL URL URL With slideshow. info: press report at URL "(..) The museum owns parts of a burial cloth on display now. It will be replaced by a high-resolution photograph in a few weeks to it won't be damaged by long-term exposure to light. (..)" With video. v) - w) The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 URL * Closed for renovation date: July 1, 2012 - Fall 2015 [was: till July 1, 2014] info: URL x) The Yale University Art Gallery 1111 Chapel Street (at York Street) New Haven, Connecticut URL * "Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire" date: August 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015 The exhibition will feature objects from across the Roman empire [incl. Egypt], many of which have rarely or never before been on view. info: URL Photos of objects: URL y) Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge URL * "Reopening Harvard Art Museums" date: November 16, 2014 [was: Fall 2014] - ongoing (permanent collection) info: URL "(..) The curators of ancient art and coins are thrilled to have great new spaces to display works from the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, whose dates span over four millennia, from Old Kingdom Egypt to the Byzantine Empire. (..)". URL "The galleries of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler museums are currently closed so that we may complete the final phases of our renovation and expansion project. A new state-of-the-art Harvard Art Museums facility designed by Renzo Piano will unite the three museums and open at our historic 32 Quincy Street location in the fall of 2014." info: source - URL "(..) The Harvard Art Museums---comprising the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum---will open their new Renzo Piano Building Workshop-designed facility to the public on November 16, 2014. (..) The Arthur M. Sackler Museum has one of the most significant collections of Asian art in the West, (..) it also includes important collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Near Eastern Art, a major numismatic collection, and paintings, ceramics, and extraordinary works on paper from Islamic lands and India. (...)" z) - za) - zb) - zc) - zd) - ze) Milwaukee Public Museum 800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233 URL * Reopening Ancient Galleries date: 2015 info: URL "(..) Exhibits with mummies, Persian warriors and a life-size King Tut driving his chariot are taking form in the back rooms of the Milwaukee Public Museum as craftspeople prepare a new permanent exhibit that will open in 2015. (..)" With slideshow. --CANADA-- a) Peterborough Museum & Archives Ashburnham Memorial Park 300 Hunter St. E., Peterborough, ON K9J 6Y5 URL * “Egypt: Gift of the Nile” date: September 28, 2014 – January 11, 2015 Travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum with 68 ancient Egyptian artefacts, including jewellery, carvings, writing implements and fabric; in addition to the original artefacts are three replicas (a sarcophagus, wig, and mirror), and a model of a boat. Previous venue was the Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Georgian Bluffs, ON (January 18, 2014 - May 3, 2014). info: URL b) Musee de la civilisation 16, rue de la Barricade, Québec G1K 7A6 URL * "Magic in Ancient Egypt" date: May 20, 2015 - March 3, 2016, OR June 3, 2015 - April 10, 2016 Exhibition about the world of magic in Ancient Egypt, with objects on loan from the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, and the Musée du Louvre, Paris. info: URL c) Telus World of Science 11211 -- 142 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5M 4A1 URL * "Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology" date: October 11, 2014 - early 2015 The film series is used as both a starting point and a backdrop for an introduction to the real science of field archaeology. This travelling exhibition features an extensive collection of Indiana Jones film materials from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, along with photos and videos and artifacts from the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. Earlier it will be at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth (March 8, 2014 - August 10, 2014). info: URL info: press report (with video) at URL d) THEMUSEUM 10 King Street West, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3 URL * "Unwrapping Egypt" date: May 15, 2014 - January 4 [was: 15], 2015 Touring exhibition that features over 400 museum-quality replica artifacts focusing on the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The exhibition has toured Hong Kong, Japan, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and North America. info: URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL info: press release at URL "THEMUSEUM announced today a new collaboration with the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) to bring a three thousand year old mummy called "Justine" to display at its new Unwrapping Egypt exhibition. (..) The Mummy and coffin were found at Deir el-Bahari in Egypt and excavated in 1904 by Edouard Naville, a colleague of the ROM's first Director, Charles Trick Currelly. Justine was named by Gayle Gibson, a ROM Egyptologist, and is believed to be the wife of a wab-priest in the 21st or 22nd dynasty of Egypt and to have died in her late 20s.(..)" [Note here it says the exhibition will continue through February 2015 - contrary to what the ticket office suggests. AKE] --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "Ancient Lives, New Discoveries" [was: "Ancient Lives: New Encounters with Egypt and Sudan"] date: 22 May 2014 - 30 November 2014 info:URL "The exhibition will introduce visitors to eight real people who were mummified in ancient Egypt and Sudan. Using the latest technology to understand the mummies, the exhibition will unlock hidden secrets to build up a picture of their lives in the Nile Valley over a remarkable 4,000 years -- from prehistoric Egypt to Christian Sudan.(..)" info: URL "(..) This exhibition will explore the lives of eight people, who lived across a period of 5000 years between 3500BC and AD1500. From the daughter of a priest, to a temple singer and a child, this exhibition will get up close and personal with these individuals by understanding the food they ate, their mummification, their health and beliefs. Visitors will be invited to discover for themselves the mysteries of mummification through artefacts, interactive exhibits and other digital media." info: press report, with video, at URL URL info: press reports at URL With photos of CT scans and coffin of Tayesmutengebtiu. URL idem URL idem, incl. photos of a bronze razor and a toy horse. URL URL URL URL info: (English) press report (with video) at URL info: (English) press report (with audio interview with Dr John Taylor) at URL info: other English press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL With slideshow. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL info: press reports at URL URL With photo gallery. info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL About the mummy of Tjayasetimu: "(..) What the curators found was the remarkably well-preserved body of the girl, who stood a little over 4ft tall. The scans showed she still had a full head of shoulder-length hair, her face still in good condition and even milk teeth pushing through her gums. The discoveries enabled curators to estimate the little girl’s age at about seven years old, possibly as old as nine, and far younger than previously thought. (..) The hieroglyphs spelt out her name, meaning “the goddess Isis shall seize them” – a name that offered protection from evil spirits. They also gave her job title as “singer of the interior”, an important post in the [Amun] temple choir. (..) Tjayasetimu is a rare mummy, one of only three known in existence from that period in which the hands and feet are visible. (..) " With video. info: Spanish press report at URL info: new entry at the BM blog - URL info: English press reports (with pictures of mummy scans) at: URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL With a video of a TV report. info: English press report at URL Looks more closely at the scanning of the 'dancing woman' mummy that turned out to be that of a man. With photos. info: Italian press report at URL Includes an English video report: "Virtual autopsy: exploring a natural mummy from early Egypt" [6:55 mins.] info: Spanish press reports at URL URL Includes an English video report: " Scanning for the secrets of mummies" info: programme of events and lectures is available at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: French press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL [new] info: German press reports at URL "Londoner Forscher schickten acht Mumien in den Computertomografen. So wurden Abszesse sichtbar, aber auch Speisereste oder ein vergessener Spachtel. Das Ergebnis ist jetzt im British Museum zu sehen.(..)" info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL * Reopening of the "Early Egypt" Gallery (Room 64) date: 1 July [was: 7 June] 2014 - ongoing info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Of the 59 Jebel Sahaba victims, skeletal material from two has been included in the new Early Egypt gallery, which is permanent. The display includes flint arrowhead fragments and a healed forearm fracture. (..)" b) Ashmolean Museum Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH URL * "Discovering Tutankhamun" date: 24 July 2014 - 2 November 2014 Objects of the Amarna Period alongside material from the archives of Oxford's Griffith Institute will tell the story of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, its popular appeal, and will explore how modern Egyptologists are reinterpreting the evidence. info: URL info: URL info: URL The exhibition will feature many items from the Carter archive of the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford. This blog will provide insights into the organisation of this exhibition. info: promo video at URL info: URL Photos of 13 pieces from the MMA that are in the exhibition. info: press report at URL "(..) The Ashmolean's summer exhibition displays objects from ancient Egypt's Amarna Period (about 1350-1330 BC) with material from the archives of Oxford's Griffith Institute, celebrating its 75th year in 2014, to tell the story of the discovery of the tomb, its popular appeal, and to explore how modern Egyptologists continue to interpret the evidence. (..) Discovering Tutankhamun brings together objects, photographs, and archive material from leading collections to tell the story of the search for the tomb, the painstaking recording of its contents, and the research that continues to illuminate Tutankhamun and his world. On display are Harry Burton's iconic photographs, Carter's hand-written diaries, and the sketches and records made in the tomb as it was cleared from 1922-32. Much of this material from the Tutankhamun archive in the University of Oxford's Griffith Institute, has never before been exhibited in public. Other highlights include some of the finest art from the Amarna Period on loan from major international museums and from the Ashmolean's own superb collections. Objects which illustrate the frenzied enthusiasm for ancient Egyptian art and culture, including 1920s jewellery and fashion, decorative arts, and vintage posters and advertisements, explore the 1920s 'Tutmania' and the fascination with Tutankhamun which endures today. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL With examples of “Tut-mania”. URL "(..) Only when we are halfway through my guided tour of Discovering Tutankhamun does Liam McNamara, the Ashmolean Museum’s assistant keeper of Ancient Egypt, drop his bombshell. “These botanical samples,” he says, pointing to a small heap of seeds, “are the only items in the exhibition actually from the tomb.” That announcement might seem like the most enormous letdown. In fact, it points to something far more exciting. (..)" [Remainder only for newspaper subscribers] URL URL URL "(..) The present Lord Carnarvon (..) attended the exhibition opening and says the curse is nonsense. "Though the lights did all go out in Cairo, and his dog died here at home, at the exact moment he died," he added thoughtfully. " URL "(..) But despite the fame and importance of the tomb, specialists say that its contents have still not been properly studied and catalogued, nearly a century after its discovery. “The real curse is that too few scholars have devoted attention to the contents of the tomb,” says Paul Collins, the co-curator of “Discovering Tutankhamun” (..)" URL info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) With most of Tutankhamun's treasures too fragile to travel from Cairo, the only items in the exhibition from the tomb are some watermelon seeds and almonds that were left to feed Tutankhamen for eternity. "We've looked at the gold, but there's a lot more hidden behind it," explains the exhibition's co-curator Dr Paul Collins. "One of the biggest discoveries we made in putting this together was that only 30% of the objects from the tomb have actually been the subject of detailed scholarly study." The Ashmolean show focuses on the story of Carter's discovery and how it sparked a wave of "Tut-mania" across the globe. (..)" info: English press reports at URL "Discovering Tutankhamun brings together objects, photographs, and archive material from leading collections to tell the story of the search for the tomb, the painstaking recording of its contents, and the research that continues to illuminate Tutankhamun and his world. On display are Harry Burton’s iconic photographs, Carter’s hand-written diaries, and the sketches and records made in the tomb as it was cleared from 1922–32. Much of this material from the Tutankhamun archive in the University of Oxford’s Griffith Institute, has never before been exhibited in public. (..)" URL "(..) The only items on show from the tomb itself are handfuls of seeds—almonds, persea and watermelon—that were buried for the king’s spirit to use in the afterlife (and which are kept in the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew). The rest of the show is more patchy. One large room is devoted to the Tut-mania that took hold in the 1920s on both sides of the Atlantic. Besides press cuttings, posters, and a 1923 Bakelite record of a hit song called “Old King Tut”, it features a scattering of pharaoh-inspired items: a “Tuttoom” board game, a hand-beaded lurex jacket, a Cartier diamond brooch, a biscuit tin. One eye-catching object is a tall ritual couch ornamented with animal heads that was crafted by a sculptor in Hull. The final section, of ancient art, includes an elegant limestone head of Tutankhamun borrowed from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and a granite statue of the boy-king from the British Museum. (..)" URL URL "(..) If visitors arrive with expectation to find an abundance of ancient Egyptian relics, it is likely they will be disappointed. Instead, Discovering Tutankhamun is about the process of discovery itself. As a result, displays mainly comprise paintings and photographs used for cataloguing. Howard Carter came to Egyptology through his skills as a draughtsman and artist, commissioned to copy hieroglyphic inscriptions and tomb paintings at the age of seventeen. The archaeologist’s analytical drawings and watercolours are the highlight of the exhibition, particularly his imaginative reconstruction of a horse bridled with the trappings found within the Antechamber. At times it feels as much an art exhibition as an historical one. (..)" info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Tutankhamun was everywhere, a modern-day plague of Egypt. The US President Herbert Hoover named his dog King Tut and there was even a brand of lemons called - yes, you guessed it. (..) Like most things, says Paul Collins, one of the museum’s curators, it’s down to timing. The opulence and exoticism of the [KV62] treasures proved to be the perfect antidote to the horrors of the Great War. (..) “The combination of the exotic culture of ancient Egypt, the discovery of hidden treasure, and the lure of royalty, created a perfect storm during the Roaring Twenties.” (..) The so-called "Nile style" especially complemented Art Deco perfectly. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL URL [new] info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press report at URL c) The Garstang Museum of Archaeology University of Liverpool, 14 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 7WZ URL * "Reopening of refurbished and redesigned galleries" date: 17 July 2014 (Preview day only) [NB: The museum will only be open regularly on Wednesdays 10am-4pm from the beginning of August 2014 onwards] info: "There will be a few events held at the museum from July 17th onwards, before we fully open to the public at the beginning of August. (..)" [source: FB] Many objects that have never before been on public display will be exhibited (incl. some Predynastic ones). info: source - URL "(..) The collection includes objects excavated in Egypt, the Aegean, Sudan, Jericho, Anatolia and Great Britain. (..) The Garstang Museum is currently being refurbished and is due to re-open in early 2014.(..)" info: English blog entry by Julia Thorne, with photos of the opening day and of the displays, at URL info: English press release at URL About the making of the Museum's Beni Hasan Mural. d) - e) - f) The Atkinson Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB URL * Opening of the new Egyptology gallery date: 24 October 2014 - ongoing info: URL "(..) This stunning collection of Egyptology will be back on display for the first time in 40 years. The Egyptology gallery will offer visitors the chance to travel back thousands of years to the time of the pharaohs. Visitors will be given the opportunity to get up close and personal with a mummy and will be able to marvel at rare paddle dolls, magnificent jewellery and beadwork, a sarcophagus lid nearly 3000 years old and perfectly preserved leather sandals worn by an ancient Egyptian over 4500 years ago. (..)" info: some info in a flyer at URL info: English press release at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The collection belonged to female adventurer Anne Goodison who collected it in the late 1800s. Anne's husband George was a civil engineer and local landowner, after whom Everton FC's ground was named. It comprises 1,000 pieces, collected on trips to Egypt before the tomb of Tutankhamen was even discovered. It was housed in her own museum room at her family home. After her demise in 1906 aged 61, her husband had no interest in the collection and sold it to a local man, Mr T. Davies, who donated it to Bootle Museum and Gallery. When the building closed in the 1970s it was transferred to The Atkinson where it has been kept in storage until now. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "Excitement is growing for the grand opening of the Atkinson’s Egyptology collection – after being hidden in storage for 40 years. On October 24 the vast display will be open for public viewing and even includes a mummy on loan from Liverpool Museum. (..)" g) Manchester Museum The University of Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL URL * title TBA [on votive animal mummies] date: September 2015 - March 2016 Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. info: source - Petrie Museum FB and URL info: blog report about the preparations for the exhibition - URL h) Buckingham Palace SW1A 1AA London * "Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East" date: October 31, 2014 - February 22, 2015 This exhibition documents the journey of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1862 to Egypt, Palestine and the Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece, via the work of British photographer Francis Bedford (1815-94) who accompanied him. The exhibition includes archaeological material brought back to Britain by the Prince of Wales from the excavations he had visited during his tour - e.g., a statue of the 12th Dynasty queen Senet, the BD papyrus of Nesmin, the stela of Nakhtmontu, and scarabs. Earlier in Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh (March 8, 2013 - July 21, 2013). info: URL i) Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB * "Death on the Nile" date: Spring 2016 info: source - URL j) Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery Barker St, Shrewsbury SY1 1QH** URL * "Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth from Myth" date: 24 January 2015 - 26 April 2015 The travelling exhibition with more than 150 objects from the collections of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Birmingham Museums. Currently at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery (15 March 2014 - 25 May 2014). info: source: URL k) National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF * Closure of the Ancient Egypt Gallery for redevelopment date: 1 September 2014 - TBA 2018 info: URL l) - m) - n) The Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UW. URL * "Harry Burton's Photographs" date: November 4, 2012 - TBA info: press report at URL "The Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester is celebrating the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb in the Valley of the Kings. From this week it is showing an exhibition on the photographic images of Harry Burton who documented the discovery. (..) The duotone reproductions in the exhibit concentrate on three years of Howard Carter's work in the tomb from the break-in until the revelation of the famous Golden Mask of the young pharaoh. " --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Allard Pierson Museum Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam URL * "Keys to Rome - Het Romeinse Rijk ontsloten" date: 24 September 2014 - 15 March 2015 International exhibition on Roman culture that will launch simultaneously in Rome, Sarajevo, Amsterdam and Alexandria on September 23, 2014. The focus is on three regions within the Roman Empire: Egypt, the Mediterranean and the Low Countries. The exhibition uses immersive technology to present and connect these regional cultures within the Roman Empire, highlighting their diversity and commonality over centuries of Roman rule. info: URL info: URL info: URL info: Dutch press reports URL URL With photo of an Isis Regina statuette. * "Het Petrie Perspectief" date: 2016 Looks at how ancient Egyptian objects ended up in Dutch museums, with special attention to the system employed by William Flinders Petrie to distribute artefacts from his excavations accross museums worldwide. info: URL Information about the project. b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * "Twee Egyptische faraobeeldjes" date: 9 September 2014 - 2 November 2014 The RMO has recently acquired two small statues, one of king Ninetjer (ca. 2785-2742 BC), the other of king Taharka (690-664 BC). info: URL info: Dutch press release about the new acquisitions (with photos of the statues) - URL * "75 jaar Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten" date: 1 October 2014 - 3 May 2015 Exhibition of objects and photographs from the collection of the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO). info: URL info: Dutch press report at URL Features a 'falcon mummy', which is made up out of bones of an owl and bones/legs of an unknown bird. * Closure of the Egyptian Galleries for renovation date: 11 May 2015 - TBA --GERMANY-- a) - b) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * "Gegossene Götter - Metallhandwerk und Massenproduktion im Alten Ägypten [was: "Bronzen - Gusstechnik und Kunstwerke pharaonischer Zeit"] date: 23 October 2014 - 8 March [was: 19 April] 2015 The exhibition illustrates the ancient Egyptian technology to make bronzes, with objects from the Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn, the Museum August Kestner/Hannover, the Herzoglichen Museum Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein Gotha and the Ägyptischen Museum -- Georg Steindorff -- der Universität Leipzig. Catalog is: M. Fitzenreiter, Ch. E. Loeben, D. Raue, U. Wallenstein (Hrsg.), Gegossene Götter, Rahden/Westf.: VML, 2014. The exhibition will later travel to other venues. info: URL "(..) Am Ägyptischen Museum der Universität Bonn wird in Zusammenarbeit mit dem LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn und von der Fritz Thyssen-Stiftung unterstützt ein weltweit einmaliges Konvolut an Materialien aus einer Gusswerkstatt aus dem pharaonischen Ägypten untersucht -- Projektseite URL Wachsmodelle und Gussformen, die üblicherweise im Zuge des Gussvorganges zerstört werden, blieben hier erhalten. (..)" c) LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern Grubenweg 5, 44388 Dortmund URL * "Über Unterwelten. Zeichen und Zauber des anderen Raums" date: 29 March 2014 - 2 November 2014 info: URL info: press release at URL Among the objects on display are a mummy and three ushabtis from the Diakonie-Museum Düsseldorf. info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL d) - e) - f) - g) Naturmuseum und Ethnologische Sammlung Gerberau 32, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau URL * "Die Letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Das spätantike Ägypten"] date: end of 2015 [was: 19 July 2014 - 11 January 2015] info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL h) Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte Rathausstraße 75-79, D-66333 Völklingen * "Ägypten - Götter. Menschen. Pharaonen. Meisterwerke aus dem Museo Egizio Turin" [Egypt - Gods. People. Pharaohs. Masterpieces from the Egyptian Museum, Turin] date: 25 July 2014 - 22 February 2015 The world of the gods and daily life will be shown in some 200 exhibits from the Egyptian Museum, Turin. info: press release at URL info: press report at URL "(..) Zu sehen sind zudem Steinplastiken, Behälter für die Eingeweide, Alabastergefäße und Papyri - eines davon misst gar zehn Meter Länge.. 'Das sind alles Originale', verspricht Generaldirektor Meinrad Maria Grewenig." - All pieces are originals. info: URL info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL Includes a video report [the first 3 mins.] and an audio report [3:52 mins.]. info: Italian press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL info: Luxembourgish press report at URL Includes a slideshow and an audio-report [2:48 mins.] with the Luxembourgish text. info: French press reports at URL With photo gallery. info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: German press report at URL "Mehr als 8.000 Besucher nach erster Ausstellungswoche" URL URL info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Filigrane Figuren des Schakals, des Apis-Stiers und schliesslich der hellenistisch geprägten Isis-Aphrodite, die ihren Weg bis ins antike Rom finden sollte, kontrastieren noch einmal mit den mächtigen Maschinen zur Eisengewinnung, deren Funktionen beim Rundgang im benachbarten Science Center Ferrodrom und in den Sinteranlagen und Hochöfen deutlich werden. Die meisten Besucher scheinen von diesem Aufeinandertreffen von uralter und moderner Kultur überwältigt. Doch gibt es auch kritische Stimmen, die mehr Struktur und Inszenierung des Pharaonenreiches durch Kulissen, Requisiten und Begleitvideos vermissen. (..)" info: German press reports at URL "Am Mittwoch, den 20. August 2014, hat die Ausstellung (...) die Besuchermarke von 30.000 überschritten." URL "Mumien, Särge, Grabsteine, Hieroglyphen. Statuetten von Stadtschreibern, Fruchtbarkeitssymbole, Papyrussandalen. 250 kostbare Zeugen einer vergangenen Hochkultur. Sie stehen zwischen den gigantischen Gebläsemaschinen, die von der industriellen Hochkultur des Saarlandes übrig geblieben sind. Der Dialog zwischen den auf Hochglanz polierten Maschinen und den alten Zeitzeugen ist perfekt, harmonisch gehen Industriekultur und Ägyptologie aufeinander zu. (...) Die Ausstellung zeigt eine Welt, die uns teilweise recht fremd erscheint. Die gekonnte Inszenierung, die klar verständlichen Erklärungen, die jede einzelne Etappe begleiten, machen den Besuch jedoch zu einem unvergleichlichen Erlebnis."i) - info: German press report at URL "Nach 6,5 Wochen Laufzeit hat die Ausstellung (...) am Mittwoch den 10. September 2014, die Besuchermarke von 50.000 überschritten. (..)" i) Internationales Keramik-Museum Luitpoldstrasse 25, Luitpoldstrasse 25, Weiden * "Heißes Eisen. Brandstempel aus dem Waffenfund von Sichem" date: 1 August 2014 - end of 2014 An object on loan from the Museum Ägyptischer Kunst München: a branding-iron, found in Israel and dating to the TIP, in the shape of a running pharaoh -- possibly Hyksos-related. info: URL "Kupfer, Eisen, Zinn, Zweite Zwischenzeit, 1750-1650 v. Chr., H. 13,1 cm, Br. 10,1 cm. Die Stempelplatte zeigt das Motiv eines laufenden Königs mit unterägyptischer Krone. Auf der Rückseite führen sechs Verstrebungen, die an Armen und Beinen, Kopf und Unterleib der Figur ansetzen, in einer Griffplatte zusammen. Diese wurde beim Gebrauch in das gespaltene Ende eines Holzstabes geklemmt. Brandstempel wurden, wie an Darstellungen entsprechend markierter Tiere in Grabmalereien zu erkennen ist, zur Kennzeichnung von Rindern und Pferden verwendet. Der Brandstempel stammt aus einem Waffen- und Gerätefund aus einer Ruinenstätte im modernen Ort Balata im mittelpalästinensischen Bergland,die 1903 als der biblische Ort Sichem identifiziert werden kommte. (..) Ein Fundort in Palästina. eine Prunkwaffe, Buckelbleche von einem Pferdegeschirr, ein Brandstempel mit dem Motiv des Königs -- all dies läßt darauf schließen, daß dieser Fundkomplex dem Besitz eines Königs oder zumindest hohen Militärführers der Hyksos-Dynastie zuzuordnen ist." With photo. j) - k) Gustav-Lübcke-Museum Neue Bahnhofstraße 9, 59065 Hamm URL * Re-Opening of the Ancient Egyptian department date: August, 2015 - ongoing info: URL "(..) Den Abschluss und Höhepunkt des Premierenjahres bildet die Wiedereröffnung der ägyptischen Abteilung. Das Gustav- Lübcke-Museum kann mit der größten ägyptischen Sammlung in Westfalen überzeugen und setzt hier ebenfalls einen neuen Schwerpunkt in der Präsentation. Die wertvollen Stücke werden künftig in klimatisierten Räumlichkeiten stehen und sind, atmosphärisch inszeniert, in leicht verständliche Themenbereiche gegliedert -- von den Jenseitsvorstellungen über die Tempelkultur und die Götterwelt bis zum Alltagsleben." info: source - URL " (..) Im Mai 2015 folgt dann die Eröffnung der Abteilungen Archäologie und Angewandte Kunst und im August 2015 der Höhepunkt mit der Abteilung ?Altes Ägypten?, schließlich verfügt das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum über die größte ägyptische Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet." l) - m) Schloss Meßkirch Schloßstraße 1, 88605 Meßkirch URL * "Vom ägyptischen Totenbuch bis zur Gutenbergbibel" date: 2016 info: source - URL "(..) eine Ausstellung von rund 60 hochwertigen Faksimile- Ausgaben berühmter und seltener Handschriften (..), über die Entwicklung der Buchkultur. (..)" n) Stiftung der naturkundlichen Sammlungen Th. Thomas Westerkampstr. 10, 49082 Osnabrück place: Bahnhofshalle Bramsche * "Schätze des Niltals - Vermächtnis einer Hochkultur" [Treasures of the Nile Valley - legacy of an advanced civilization] date: August 30, 2014 - November 7, 2014 Exhibition with replicas from Ancient Egyptian objects, including a replica of the funerary mask of Tutankhamun. info: German press reports at URL URL info: about the exhibition project Egyptology - URL "Durch eine sehr enge Zusammenarbeit mit der Antikenverwaltung in Kairo ist es uns möglich, originalgetreue Replikationen dieser atemberaubenden Fundstücke zusammenzutragen, um so beispielhaft die kulturelle Entwicklung des Menschen zu dokumentieren." info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Elf Vitrinen auf dem Weg zum Bramscher Bahnhof (..)" info: "Lehrerinfo Ausstellung "Schätze des Niltals""[pdf] URL info: German press reports at URL "Noch sind die allerletzten Aufbauarbeiten im Gange. Doch das, was im Bramscher Bahnhofsgebäude bereits zu sehen ist, macht neugierig auf die Ausstellung (...)" Includes a slideshow. URL "'Medizin und Hygiene', 'Religion und Gotteskult', 'Schrift und Papyrus', 'Astronomie', 'Kunst und Alltag' sowie 'Architektur' sind die Themenbereiche, mit denen sich die Ausstellung, neben einer allgemeinen 'Einführung in das Zeitalter', beschäftigt." info: German press report at URL "'Überrascht und begeistert' zeigte sich Kreisrat Wilfried Wilkens bei einem Besuch der Ausstellung (...) Wilkens wurde vom Ausstellungsorganisator Thorsten Thomas durch die Schau geführt, in der über 80 Nachbildungen von archäologischen Funden aus dem alten Ägypten zu sehen sind – darunter auch von der weltberühmten Maske des Pharaos Tutanchamun. (...) Thomas berichtete, dass seit Ende August bereits über 250 Besucher in der Ausstellung gezählt wurden. Das sei eine gute Resonanz, mit der er gut zufrieden sei. (...) Der Kreisrat lobte das große Engagement, das in der spannenden Ausstellung stecke. (..)" o) Ägyptisches Museum - Georg Steindorff Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * "Kopiert -- Gefälscht -- Verkitscht. Altägypten neu" date: 11 July 2014 - 12 November 2014 Exhibition that focusses on how the modern world has reacted to ancient Egyptian art. info: URL "(..) Mit bisher im Ägyptischen Museum noch nicht gezeigten Beständen moderner Ägyptenrezeption, teilweise alt bekannten Objekte in neuer Aufstellung, erweitert um verschiedene Leihgaben, führt die Ausstellung in ein Spannungsfeld zwischen Fälschungen, Originalen, Modellen, Kopien und Rezeptionen bis hin zu gegenwärtigen Kitsch- und Basarobjekten." p) Olympiapark München Kleine Olympiahalle Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, 80809 München * "Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 3 April 2015 - 13 September 2015 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. info: URL info: URL info: URL q) Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt Friedensplatz 1, 64283 Darmstadt URL * "Re-opening" date: 13 September 2014 - ongoing. info: URL info: URL "(..) Der dritte Bereich, das Alte Ägypten (..). Thematische Schwerpunkte bilden die Kosmetik und Schönheitspflege, die Verwendung von Amuletten in allen Lebenslagen sowie Aspekte des Grabkultes. Eine farbenprächtige Mumienkartonage und der Dolch des Djehuti, eines hohen Würdenträgers unter Pharao Thutmosis III. (1479--1425 v. Chr.), stellen besondere Glanzpunkte dar. Der größte Teil der Ägyptischen Sammlung wurde dem Museum in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts von verschiedenen Reisenden gestiftet. 2013 konnte die Sammlung durch die Schenkung der Darmstädter Wella-Sammlung beträchtlich erweitert werden. Durch die Fülle herausragender Stücke, die unterschiedliche Sammlungsbereiche des HLMD bereicherten, entstand hier ein neuer Themenschwerpunkt zur Kosmetik und Schönheitspflege. (..)" r) - s) - t) - u) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, Hildesheim URL (Engels: URL) * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos" [new title; was: "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum"] date: 13 September 2014 - 11 January 2015 This exhibition on the Egyptian belief system will focus on an exquisitely illustrated Greco-Roman-period papyrus-the Book of the Faiyum- that describes the creation of the universe and depicts the daily journey of the sun god. This will be the first time in more than 150 years that the manuscript, which was divided up for sale in the 19th century, will be reunited. An earlier venue will be the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (October 13, 2013 - January 5, 2014), a later venue will be the Reiss- Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim (Spring, 2015). info: URL info: URL info: URL info: source - URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Die Ausstellung versammelt Darstellungen des Krokodilgottes Sobek aus verschiedenen Museen. Vor allem aber verdeutlichen ihre rund 100 altägyptischen Statuen, Reliefs und anderen Objekte den religiösen Inhalt des Papyrus aus der Fayum-Oase. (..) Lists several publications about the Book of the Faiyum, by Prof. Horst Beinlich. info: German press reports at URL URL "In Memphis vertraute Ptah auf die Macht des Wortes und schuf die Welt durch Sprechen. Urgottheit Atum hielt sich laut Mythos lieber an sich selber, demnach entstand die Welt in Heliopolis durch Masturbation, vornehmer ausgedrückt: durch Autogenese. In der Halboase Fayum wiederum tauchte der zuständige Sonnengott nächtens in den Fluten des vom Nil gespeisten Sees ab, um jeden Morgen verjüngt sein Tagwerk neu in Angriff zu nehmen. Diese besondere Form der Schöpfungsmythos erzählt der einzigartige ägyptische Papyrus, den das Roemer- und Pelizaeus- Museum erstmals in Europa und als einziges Museum in Deutschland ausstellt. (..)" URL "Wie ist die Welt entstanden? Mit dieser Frage beschäftigt sich die neue Ausstellung im Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim. Die Antwort darauf geben in diesem Fall die alten Ägypter. Ihr Bild von 'Der Entstehung der Welt' zeigt laut Museum einen äußerst rationalen Umgang mit den damals zur Verfügung stehenden Informationen. Erstaunlicherweise sei vieles genau so beschrieben, wie Naturwissenschaftler es heute sehen, sagt Direktorin Regine Schulz. (...) Insgesamt umfasst die Ausstellung 170 Objekte aus dem alten Ägypten, darunter verzierte Schmuckstücke, Skulpturen, Reliefs und die rund 2.000 Jahre alte Mumie eines Krokodils. Als Begleitausstellungen zeigt das Museum Bilder mit zeitgenössischen Interpretationen des 'Buchs von Fayum' der Künstlerin Touria Alaoui. Im Jungen Museum werden parallel dazu die Schöpfungsmythen der Weltreligionen Judentum, Christentum, Islam und Bahá'i und Hinduismus erklärt." With picture gallery. info: video report: "Die Entstehung der Welt auf ägyptisch" [1:28 mins.] URL "In Hildesheim zeigt eine einzigartige Ausstellung Papyrusrollen aus Ägypten. Sie zeigen, wie sich die Ägypter die Entstehung der Welt vorgestellt haben." Video of a TV report, featuring the Book of the Faiyum papyrus. * Opening of the "Museum der Sinne" date: 22 March 2014 - ongoing (permanent collection) info: source - URL URL "(..) In der neuen Dauerausstellung, über Altägypten, Altperu, China, Frühe Menschen und die Erdgeschichte setzt das Museum auf Barrierefreiheit und bietet ein Guidesystem für Blinde, eine Bodenlinie hilft bei der Orientierung. "Für Gehörlose stehen Informationen in Gebärdensprache zur Verfügung und für Rollstuhlfahrer haben wir auf geeignete Betrachtungs- und Greifhöhen geachtet. Texte sind in Groß- und Brailleschrift verfasst, auf Monitoren laufen Informationen in Gebärdensprache. (..)" URL Opening event on 21 March. v) - w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim URL * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos"/ "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum" date: cancelled [was: Spring 2015] info: source - German press report at URL "(..) Im September geht es mit "Die Entstehung der Welt" über Ägyptens Schöpfungsmythos weiter, einer Ausstellung, die in Europa nur in Hildesheim und in Wien gezeigt wird." * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" date: 16 November 2014 - 17 May 2015 The exhibition is thematically oriented and will display all aspects of ancient Egyptian art and culture, from the early beginnnings to the Coptic period. Highlights will be the brilliantly illustrated BD of an Amenemhat which is 9 m long and outstanding findings from the Giza necropolis. A reconstruction of the tomb of the mayor of Thebes [Sennefer] will allow the visitor to dip into the exciting world of Egypt. info: URL info: URL With links to pages about spotlighted objects, and with a link to a video. info: source - press report about new exhibitions in 2014: "Von den Wittelsbachern bis Ägypten" URL The description of this exhibition is at the end of the article. info: press report at URL "(..) Die rund 500 Exponate stammen aus der hochkarätigen, dort aber aus Platzgründen nur teilweise gezeigten Sammlung des Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museums Hildesheim, mit dem es seit September einen Kooperationsvertrag gibt. Hinzu kommen einige Privatleihgeber. Bis auf Thomas Liepsner, dessen Schätze ja auf Echtheit untersucht und schon öffentlich vorgestellt wurden, wollen diese Sammler nicht persönlich in Erscheinung treten, heißt es.(..) Die Exponate reichen von aufwendig gestalten Papyri über Särge, Reliefs, Skulpturen und Metallarbeiten bis hin zu Schmuck. Besondere Höhepunkte sind das meisterlich illustrierte, neun Meter lange Totenbuch des Amenemhat, Funde vom Pyramidenfriedhof von Giza sowie die originalgetreue Rekonstruktion der kunstvoll dekorierten Grabkammer des Bürgermeisters von Theben um 1400 v. Chr. " info: German press reports at URL "(..) Der erster Spezialtransporter kam aus dem Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim. Unter den Objekten befand sich auch das schwerste Ausstellungsstück der Schau. Ein monumentaler Steinsarkophag, der 5,4 Tonnen auf die Waage bringt. Er ist fast 4500 Jahre alt. Mit Gabelstapler, Spezialkran, und sechs Experten wurde der Sarkophag im Foyer des Museums Weltkulturen D5 platziert." info: German press report at URL "In den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen sind die ersten Vorboten der Ausstellung 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit' angekommen (..)." info: German press report at URL x) - y) - z) - za)-zc) - zd) - ze) K20 K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Grabbeplatz 5, 40213 Düsseldorf, URL * "Nach Ägypten! Die Reisen von Max Slevogt und Paul Klee" [was: "Von Max Slevogt bis Paul Klee. Ägyptenrezeption in der deutschen Malerei der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts"] date: 6 September 2014 - 4 January 2015 [was: August 2014 - January 2015] Looks at the influence of journeys to Egypt on the works of artists like Impressionist Max Slevogt (1914) and Bauhauskünstler Paul Klee (1928/29). The exhibition will first be in the Galerie Neue Meister, Altertinum Brühlische Terrasse, Dresden (April 20, 2014 - August 3, 2014). info: URL "Rund 120 Gemälde, Aquarelle und Zeichnungen zeigen die Auseinandersetzung der beiden Künstler Max Slevogt und Paul Klee mit ihren Ägyptenreisen 1914 bzw. 1928/29. (..)" info: URL info: source - URL info: German press report at URL "Am Freitag eröffnet im K 20 eine Ausstellung über die Ägyptenreisen von Paul Klee und Max Slevogt. Ein Gespräch mit der Kuratorin Anette Kruszynski aus der Kunstsammlung. (...) Wie ist der Blick von Slevogt und Klee auf Ägypten? Kruszynski: (...) Slevogt und Klee behalten den kolonialen Blick. (...) Was erwarten sie am Nil? Kruszynski: Das Natürliche, das Ursprüngliche. Klee sucht auch noch die Wiege der abendländischen Kultur. Beide sehen sich auf ihren Reisen die Monumente an, aber diese Themen erscheinen nicht in ihrem Werk." info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL "Eine Ausstellung in der Kunstsammlung NRW (K20) konfrontiert das Ägypten-Bild des Westens mit Europa aus arabischer Perspektive. Die hochgelobte Ausstellung «Nach Ägypten!» mit Reisebildern des Impressionisten Max Slevogt (1868-1932) und des Avantgardisten Paul Klee (1879-1940) macht bis Anfang Januar Station im Düsseldorfer K20. In einem zweitem Saal wird parallel das alptraumhafte filmische Marionetten-Epos «The Cabaret Crusades» des 1971 geborenen Wael Shawky gezeigt. Darin werden die mittelalterlichen Kreuzzüge gegen Muslime im Heiligen Land kindlich und grausam zugleich dargestellt." URL With photographs of some paintings. info: German press report at URL --AUSTRIA-- a) TBA, Wien or Leoben * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos" date: TBA, 2015 This exhibition on the Egyptian belief system will focus on an exquisitely illustrated Greco-Roman-period papyrus-the Book of the Faiyum- that describes the creation of the universe and depicts the daily journey of the sun god. Earlier venues: Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (October 13, 2013 - January 5, 2014), Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim (13 September 2014 - 11 January 2015). info: source - German press report at URL "(..) Im September geht es mit "Die Entstehung der Welt" über Ägyptens Schöpfungsmythos weiter, einer Ausstellung, die in Europa nur in Hildesheim und in Wien gezeigt wird." info: earlier press reports placed the venue in Vienna (URL) but others now place it in the Kunsthalle of Leoben URL Neither venue is confirmed by the host museum yet. b) Kunsthalle Leoben Kirchgasse 6; 8700 Leoben URL * "Ägypten -Von Alexander dem Großen bis Kleopatra: Die letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Kleopatra VII"] date: 24 April or 15 May 2015 - 1 November 2015 info: URL "(..) Neben beeindruckenden Leihgaben aus der Eremitage in St. Petersburg, dem Louvre in Paris, dem KHM in Wien, der Glyptothek in Kopenhagen oder der Antikensammlung in Berlin, sollen Modelle (z.B. vom Leuchtturm in Alexandria), Filme (z.B. von den Unterwassergrabungen in den Buchten vor Alexandria) und Animationen das Leben und Wirken dieser historisch ungemein interessanten Persönlichkeiten der Antike dem Besucher eindrucksvoll vergegenwärtigen. Die Ausstellung greift Zusammenhänge der antiken Geschichte auf, die in dieser Form noch nie zuvor gezeigt wurden!" info: press reports at URL URL "(..) Als Kooperationspartner wird wieder das Reiss-Engelhorn- Museen in Mannheim fungieren, in Leoben werde die Erstpräsentation erfolgen. (..)" --EGYPT-- a) The Egyptian Museum Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo tel: +20 2 5742681, 5754319/10; fax: +20 2 5795133 * TBA b) Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chatby, Alexandria 21526 URL * "Keys to Rome" date: 24 September 2014 - TBA International exhibition on Roman culture that will launch simultaneously in Rome, Sarajevo, Amsterdam and Alexandria on September 23, 2014. The focus is on three regions within the Roman Empire: Egypt, the Mediterranean and the Low Countries. The exhibition uses immersive technology to present and connect these regional cultures within the Roman Empire, highlighting their diversity and commonality over centuries of Roman rule. info: URL URL "In Alexandria, visitors can travel back in time to [a reconstruction of] the Serapeum in the 2nd century and the harbor of Alexandria in the 3rd and 6th centuries AD. There they will find a stunning range of objects including a funerary mask, a papyrus of Homer, a gold ring, a statue of Harpocrates and many more. (..)" info: URL info: English press report at URL --ITALY-- a) Museo Archeologico Regionale "Paolo Orsi" Viale Teocrito, 66, 96100 Siracusa * "Magia d’Egitto" [Magic of Egypt] date: 10 October 2014 - 10 November 2014 The exhibition will show objects from the Egyptian collection of the Museo Etnografico Sloveno (Slovenski etnografski muzej) of Ljubljana and of the Museo "Paolo Orsi" of Syracuse. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL With photographs b) Museo Egizio di Torino Via Accademia delle Scienze 6 - Torino * Re-opening of renovated galleries date: April 1, 2015 - ongoing info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "The Egyptian Museum of Turin, which houses the world’s second largest collection of Egyptian antiquities after the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, is undergoing a major transformation, which will see its space doubled once renovation work is completed. The exhibition space will go from 4,500 square meters to 9,000 and will feature more than 6,500 artefacts, which will also be available for multimedia viewing through tablets and smartphones. Expansion work is expected to be completed by February 2015. " [new] info: Italian press report at URL "Il conto alla rovescia terminerà il 1 aprile 2015: in questa data, il Museo Egizio di Torino inaugurerà gli spazi totalmente rinnovati e volterà pagina nella propria storia, per entrare ufficialmente e con tutti i requisiti nel novero delle principali gallerie internazionali. (..)" * "Torino e l'Egitto" date: 2015 info: source - URL c) Palazzo della Giunta regionale di Torino Corso Stati Uniti, 23, Torino * "Obiettivo: Egitto" date: 25 September 2014 - 14 October 2014 Turin celebrates 200 years relations Italy-Egypt with an exhibition of 103 photographs of places in Egypt taken by tourists coming from all over Italy and abroad. info: press release at URL info: Italian press report at URL d) Civica Biblioteca Berio Via del Seminario 16, Genova URL * "Biblioteca Egittomania!" date: 28 October 2014 - 12 December 2014 Exhibition of objects from the Museo di Archeologia Ligure and the Biblioteca Berio. info: Italian press report at URL e) - f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4 - 00197 Roma URL * "Alla scopterta della Tomba del faraone Tutankhamon" date: TBA (coming soon) info: URL * "Museo 2nd edition: La Diversita' delle espressioni culturali dell'egitto" [The diversity of cultural expressions in Egypt] date: cancelled? [was: October 2013 - TBA, 2015] info: URL info: press report at URL The "1st edition" of the museum ran from 2010 till 2013, and will be replaced by a different collection. g) Basilica Palladiana Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza * "Tutankhamen, Caravaggio, Van Gogh. La sera e i notturni dagli Egizi al Novecento" [Tutankhamon, Caravaggio, Van Gogh. Evening and nocturnals from the Ancient Egyptians to the 20th Century] date: 24 December 2014 - 2 June 2015 Exhibition of 115 work of arts that have some sort of connection with the night, real or psychological. The first section is called "La notte segue il fiume. Gli Egizi e il lungo viaggio", with 23 ancient Egyptian artefacts (on loan from the MFA Boston) that illustrate the journey to the Netherworld via funerary objects (statue heads, Faiyum Portraits, etc.). info: URL info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL With picture gallery. URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL --FRANCE-- a) Musée de Soissons Ancienne Abbaye Saint-Léger 2 Rue de la Congrégation, 02200 Soissons URL * "Tanis, une capitale illustre de l’Egypte Ancienne" date: 15 March 2014 - 12 October 2014 Photographic exhibition about the archaeological work done at ancient Tanis by Auguste Mariette, Pierre Montet, and Philippe Brissaud. There are also ancient artefacts from the Musée de Picardie (Amiens) and private collections. The present archaeological work at Tell Dibgou is also spotlighted. info: URL info: URL URL b) Musée du Louvre-Lens Rue Paul Bert, 62300 Lens URL URL * "Des animaux et des pharaons - Le règne animal dans l'Egypte ancienne" date: 4 December 2014 - 9 March 2015 Exhibition about the place and role of animals in Pharaonic Egypt, with ca. 430 artefacts. info: URL "(..) Le parcours de l'exposition sera enrichi de dispositifs multimédia. En particulier, une table tactile permettra aux visiteurs de manipuler des momies animales en 3D et d'en découvrir l'intérieur, grâce à des images réalisées au scanner médical. (..)" info: French press release (with photos) at URL info: French press report at URL "Par de légers passages de gomme, de coton humide, de coups de scalpel minutieux... Eve Menei et Laurence Caylux ont entrepris la restauration de quinze dessins reproduisant des décors de tombes égyptiennes. Une préparation des oeuvres composant la future exposition temporaire du Louvre Lens. (..)" c) - d) MSH Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée - Jean Pouilloux 5/7 rue Raulin, 69365 Lyon cedex 07 URL * “Objectif Karnak. Photos des fouilles de G. Legrain” [Focus Karnak. Photographs of the excavations of G. Legrain] date: 15 October 2014 – 13 December 2014 Photographic exhibition of Georges Legrain's excavations in Karnak from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. info: press release at URL info: press report at URL e) - f) - g) Musée des beaux-arts Place du Général de Gaulle, 59140, Dunkerque URL * "Dunkerque et la collection Antinoé, cité de l'Egypte antique " date: 13 July 2013 - 31 July 2015 [was: till September 2014] Exhibition about research done on the museum's mummy and about other artefacts stemming from excavations (1895-1910) in ancient Antinoë. info: URL info: URL "(..) Vous pourrez ainsi découvrir des fragments de masques funéraires, quelques figurines, des céramiques, des verreries ou encore quelques pièces de tissus coptes (..)" h) - i) Palais des Beaux-Arts Place de la République -- 59000 Lille URL * "Sésostris III, Pharaon de Légende" [was: "Sesostris III, le Pharaon Conquérant"] date: 9 [was: 10] October 2014 - 25 [was: 26] January 2015 Exhibition with ca. 300 objects (of which 200 on loan from international museums) that illustrate the splendor of the Middle Kingdom; there will also be modern works of arts and 19th c. photographs from Egypt. info: URL info: URL info: press report at URL "L'exposition présentée à partir du 9 octobre 2014 au Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille est le fruit d'une très heureuse collaboration entre ce musée, l'Université de Lille 3 et le musée du Louvre, dont les compétences et les collections se trouvent ainsi réunies autour d'un pharaon de légende, Sésostris III (v. 1872-1854 av. J.-C.), l'un des souverains les plus emblématiques de l'Égypte antique." info: press release - 2 pp. - pdf-file (7.6 MB) URL info: French press report at URL "Avec une exposition d’automne consacrée à Sésostris III, « pharaon de légende », le palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille entend bien créer l’événement. Une première pour le musée, pour ce grand roi méconnu de l’Égypte antique, pour la connaissance de ce moment particulier qu’est le Moyen Empire (XIXe siècle avant notre ère). (...) Avec le Louvre, une trentaine de grands musées, British Musem, Metropolitan de New York, Boston, Berlin, Bruxelles, Beyrouth etc., prêteront à Lille, sculptures, objets funéraires, bijoux… Au total, quelque trois cent cinquante oeuvres dont beaucoup ne sont que rarement sorties de leurs écrins." - includes a slideshow info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "(..) Cette exposition sera aussi l'occasion de découvrir plus de 350 pièces, prêtées par une trentaine de musées, comme le Louvre, le Brooklyn Museum de New York ou encore le musée royal d'Ecosse à Edimbourg. A noter que certains objets proviennent de fouilles réalisées au début des années 2000 par l'université de Lille-3 dans la région du lac Nasser, en Egypte. (..)" info: French press reports at URL "Deux installations et trois sculptures installées dans l’atrium du musée lillois préfigurent l'exposition consacrée au pharaon égyptien. (...) Touché par la sculpture égyptienne, Gormley propose trois allégories réalisées en plomb. (...) Les deux œuvres de l’Allemand Wolfgang Laib sont un écho aux rites funéraires." URL URL info: video promo at URL info: French press reports at URL Announcement of the exhibition with accompanying program. URL "C’est l’histoire d’un pharaon puissant, novateur et guerrier. Un de ces souverains égyptiens qui régnèrent avec force et conviction. Mais pourtant il n’a pas eu la postérité de Ramsès II ou de Toutankhamon peut-être parce que sa pyramide ne lui a pas survécu." * "Archéologie et photographie au XIXème siècle" date: 9 October 2014 - 25 January 2015. info: URL * "Voyage au bout de la vie" date: 20 September 2014 - 25 January 2015 info: URL "L'Atrium accueille les artistes Antony Gormley et Wolfgang Laib, comme introduction contemporaine à l'exposition "Sésostris 3, pharaon de légende". Leurs sculptures et installations s'inspirent de la mythologie de l'Égypte Antique sur le dialogue entre les vivants et les morts. Le titre de cette exposition - Voyage au bout de la vie - fait directement référence à la croyance des égyptiens en une seconde vie après la mort. (..)" j) - k) Le musée Crozatier Jardin Henri Vinay, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay URL * "Reopening Museum" date: second trimestre 2015 info: URL Includes "(..) un espace dédié à l'Egypte, avec des sarcophages rénovés et mis en valeur.(..)" --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - b) - c) - d) Paleis voor Schone Kunsten - BOZAR Ravensteinstr. 23, 1000 Brussels URL * "Thee met Nefertiti" [working title] date: cancelled [was: Spring/Summer 2014] info: source - According to the newsletter of the Ägyptisches Museum München, April 2014, that museum will be the 4th and LAST station of the travelling "Tea with Nefertiti" exhibition. * "Engaging Egypt. Four Encounters with the Foreign from Facebook to Fayum" date: postponed [was: October 5, 2012 - January 13, 2013] In four sections - Roman Egypt (with Fayyum Portraits), Ayyubidic Egypt, 20th c. art, and contemporary art. info: (in Dutch and French resp.) URL URL info: (in English) URL info: source of postponemnet - URL --SPAIN-- a) Palacios de Congresos, Ferias y Exposiciones de Marbella Calle José Melia 2, 29602 Marbella, Málaga URL * "Templo Abu Simbel, el tesoro de los dioses" [The Temple of Abu Simbel: the treasure of the gods] date: 23 May 2014 - 19 October 2014 [prolongation; was: till 21 September 2014] On display is a replica of the temple of Abu Simbel. Travelling exhibition, earlier in Portugal, and next year in France. Most recently in Pabellón de la Navegación, Sevilla (21 December 2013 - 4 May 2014). info: URL info: URL info: background info about the replica at URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL "Lo mejor de Egipto llega a Marbella con el Museo Abu Simbel, una exposición que no te puedes perder. Visita esta perfecta réplica del gran templo egipcio de erigido por Ramses II y recreado por el artesano egipcio Hany Mostafa en el Palacio de Congresos de Marbella hasta al 21 de Septiembre 2014. (..)" Includes a video report [4 mins.] info: Spanish press report at URL "La exposición recrea una réplica casi exacta de este monumento. (..) Las cifras demuestran por sí misma esta gran acogida en el municipio, después de que haya recibido 3.000 visitas durante su primer mes de apertura al público.(..)" date: 23 May 2014 - 19 October [was: 21 September] 2014 info: source - URL info: Spanish press report at URL includes a video report: "El Museo de Abu Simbel en España" [3:59 mins.] URL b) - c) Parque de las Ciencias Avda. de la Ciencia s/n 18006 Granada URL * "Momias. Testigos del pasado" [Mummies: Witnesses of the Past] date: October 2014 - September 2015 Exhibition with 50 mummies from across the world and more than 150 related objects. With two Egyptian mummies on loan from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. info: URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL d) Museo Arqueológico Nacional Calle Serrano 13, 28001 Madrid URL * Reopening of the permanent collection (incl. AE) date: 1 April 2014 - ongoing (permanent collection) info: press report at URL info: press report at URL "El Museo Arqueológico Nacional reabrirá sus puertas el 1 de abril tras una profunda reforma (...) Las colecciones de Grecia, Oriente Próximo Antiguo, Egipto y Nubia completan el panorama de las culturas mediterráneas antiguas de mayor influencia en nuestro desarrollo cultural. (..)" info: press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: information about the Egyptian collection at URL e) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid URL * "La Fauna del Nilo. El reino animal en el Egipto faraónico" [was: "Animales, hombres y dioses. El bestiario en el Egipto faraónico"] date: 1 April 2015 - 23 August 2015 [was: February 2015 - May 2015] Exhibition about wild and domesticated animals in ancient Egypt, with 438 objects (stautes, amulets, mummies, etc.) on loan from the Louvre-Lens Museum. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL f) CaixaForum Barcelona Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona URL * "Animales, hombres y dioses. El bestiario en el Egipto faraónico" [Animals, Humans, and Gods. The Bestiary in Pharaonic Egypt] date: June 2015 - September 2015 info: press reports at URL URL g) Museo Bíblico Instituto Bíblico y Oriental Plaza de Santo Martino, 5 LEÓN. URL * "Ecos del Nilo. Desde el arte contemporáneo al Oriente Bíblico" [Echoes of the Nile. From contemporary art to the Biblical East] date: May 9, 2014 - TBA Exhibition of thirteen paintings and three sculptures of the Group of Artists of Navarre (Gardena) that deal with Moses in an ancient Egyptian context. info: URL info: source - URL "(..) Moisés se ha 'colado' en el Museo Bíblico y Oriental de León. Una exposición dedicada al profeta se ha adelantado a de /pendiente desde hace cuatro años, a la espera de que las autoridades francesas permitan la salida del país de piezas de excepcional valor, todas pertenecientes a la colección del conservador del Museo Bíblico y anticuario, Francisco Antonovich, afincado en París. (..)" * "Cleopatra y las reinas de Alejandría" date: TBA (in preparation) With fifty unique works dealing with the famous queen of Egypt. h) TBA, Alicante * "TBA" [working title: "Tutankhamun: His Tomb and his Treasures"] date: 21 December 2014 - 12 April 2015 One of the internationally travelling exhibitions with over 1,000 replicas of KV62 artefacts. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL i) CaixaForum Zaragoza Av. José Anselmo Clavé, 4, 50004 Zaragoza URL * "Momias egipcias. El secreto de la vida eterna" date: 8 October 2014 - 15 [was: 13] February 2015 The travelling exhibition with over 250 artefacts from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. It was earlier at several venues in Canada, USA, Japan, the Netherlands, and Scotland under different titles ("Fascinating Mummies" etc). Previous venues were CaixaForum, Lleida/Lerida (20 December 2012 - 21 April 2013), CaixaForum, Tarragona (17 May 2013 - 18 August 2013), CaixaForum Palma (30 October 2013 - 26 January 2014), and CaixaForum Girona (26 February 2014 - 31 August 2014). info: URL info: URL info: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL With video. URL "Tres momias, papiros, esculturas y gráficos llegan al CaixaForum de Zaragoza. La exposición (...) quiere profundizar en las esculturas del pasado y aproximarlas a la actualidad. Un viaje al antiguo Egipto a partir de los tesoros del Rijksmuseum van Oudheden de Leiden." Includes a video report [2:06 mins.] URL "Un ciclo de siete conferencias y tres seminarios contribuirán a desentrañar los misterios de las momias y del culto religioso que practicaban los antiguos egipcios, en el marco de la exposición que alberga el CaixaForum de Zaragoza hasta el 15 de febrero." j) El Corte Inglés Av Federico Soto, 1, 03003 Alicante URL * “Territorio Playmobil” date: 1 October 2014 – 11 January 2015 Two diplays of Playmobil scenes, The Battle of Gettysburg and Pharaonic Egypt - the latter including the pyramids of the Giza Plateau Giza, the first meeting between Mark Antony and Cleopatra, etc. info: source - URL k) Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya (MAC) Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39 - 41, 08038 Barcelona URL * “Tresors de La Vila Joiosa” date: 26 September 2014 – 1 February 2015 Exhibition with objects from Egypt and Etruria that were found in Spain. info: URL "(..) Els objectes etruscos i egipcis, que van portar els comerciants fenicis, són molt rars a la península Ibèrica. La col·lecció egípcia de Vilamuseu és una de les més nombroses i rellevants de la Península. En destaquen els amulets de deus tallats en pedra de talc i, sobretot, la cantimplora d’Any Nou, fabricada a Sais, capital de la XXVI dinastia, cap a l’any 600 aC. S’hi recollia l’aigua màgica del dia de la crescuda del riu Nil, que es creia que curava malalties i ajudava els morts a aconseguir la vida eterna. (..)" info: Spanish press report at URL l) Museo Pablo Gargallo Plaza de San Felipe, 3, 50003 Zaragoza URL * “Cleopatra, reina de Egipto” date: 16 May 2014 – 31 December 2014 info: URL "En el año 1900 un joven Pablo Gargallo cincela una delicada pieza en mármol que representa a Cleopatra. Esta escultura sirve de excelente pretexto para realizar un viaje en el tiempo y acercarnos a la figura de la reina de Egipto, a sus iniciativas políticas, su trayectoria histórica, su vida y su muerte. Nos permite, además, constatar que la historia de Cleopatra VII está muy alejada de la deformada imagen que transmitió la propaganda oficial augústea. (..)" --AUSTRALIA-- a) Museum of Old and New Art 655 Main Road Berriedale, Hobart Tasmania 7011 URL * "Matthew Barney: River Of Fundament" date: 22 November 2014 - 13 April 2015 An exhibition that brings together for the first time, the entire ensemble of Matthew Barney's multipart "River of Fundament" project, comprising the symphonic film of epic length (5 hours) "River of Fundament," large-scale sculptures, drawings, photographs, story boards, and vitrines. The work is inspired by the American author Norman Mailer and his novel, "Ancient Evenings," set in Ancient Egypt from 1290-110 B.C.. This is a modified version of the exhibition that was at the Haus der Kunst, München (16 March 2014 - 17 August 2014). info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Ahead of its Sydney screening, /River of Fundament/ will be shown in Hobart on November 21 in tandem with an exhibition of sculptures, drawings and storyboards from the film at the Museum of Old and New Art. The show will also feature Egyptian antiquities from MONA's collection and David Walsh will appear on stage with Barney at Hobart's Odeon Theatre on November 22." URL --ANDORRA-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum Museumstrasse 50, CH-9000, St. Gallen URL * "Im Banne Ägyptens" [Spellbound by Egypt] date: end of August 2012 - till 2015 Artefacts from the ancient Egyptian collection of the Museum für Völkerkunde Burgdorf that had been a major part of the "Im Banne Ägyptens. Begegnungen mit der Ewigkeit" (June 19, 2010 - March 6, 2011) exhibition in St Gallen, had remained in St Gallen as "Die ägyptische Sammlung Burgdorf" (since April 2011). These objects, together with those from the St Gallen museum itself, having a focus on hieroglyphic texts on coffins, papyri and stelae/reliefs, are now supplemented in the present exhibition with the remainder of the Burgdorf collection that was still on view at Burgdorf as "Gaben für die Götter - Altägyptische Bronzefiguren in neuem Licht" (April 1- August 5, 2012), and with artefacts from two private collections in Zürich. info: URL info: flyer of the Burgdorf 's "Bronzefiguren" exhibition - URL b) - c) Bibel+Orient Museum Universität Freiburg, Standort Miséricorde, Raum 4219 und Halle 3092 Av. de l'Europe 20, 1700 Freiburg URL * "Ernährung in der biblischen Zeit und heute" date: February 27,2014 - November 20, 2014 An exhibition about the role of food (production, storage, sacrifices, feasts, etc.) in Antiquity and the modern era. info: URL info: Exhibition flyer at URL [Shows the presence of a fairly large amount of ancient Egyptian objects.] * "Reopening museum" date: 20 October 2014 - ongoing info: URL d) - e) Le Laténium. Parc et musée d'archéologie de Neuchâtel Espace Paul Vouga, CH-2068 Hauterive URL * "Aux origines des pharaons noirs: 10.000 ans d'archéologie nubienne" date: 3 September 2014 - 17 May 2015 Exhibition about 40 years of Swiss archaeological work in Kerma. info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * "Blumenreich. Wiedergeburt in Pharaonengräbern" [The realm of flowers. Rebirth in the tombs of the Pharaohs] [was: "Blütenpracht für die Ewigkeit. Pharaos Pflanzenwelt"] date: 3 September 2014 - 1 February [was: 25 January] 2015 info: URL "Im Zentrum dieser Ausstellung zwischen Botanik und Archäologie steht eine sensationelle Entdeckung aus Zürich: Überreste von jahrtausendealten ägyptischen Blumen aus königlichen Gräbern. Diese fragilen Pflanzen waren einst starke Symbole für das ewige Leben." info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL "Das Jenseits war bei den Ägyptern genau so bunt wie der Blumenschmuck, den sie in Gräbern beilegten. Das Antikenmuseum zeigt in seiner neuen Ausstellung die Frabenpracht der Pharaonengräbern." Includes a slideshow info: German press report at URL --SWEDEN-- a) Medelhavsmuseet Fredsgatan 2, 103 21 Stockholm * Reopening of the Egyptian Department date: 22 February 2014 - ongoing The Egyptian exhibition was closed for remodeling in September 2012. info: URL (in English:) URL "(..) The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see many artefacts not previously on display, learn about new research and use the latest 3D technology to study the museum's mummies. (..)" The mummies can be studied using a 'virtual autopsy table'. info: press release with some photos at URL info: URL In English: URL info: press release and photos at URL In English: URL info: English press reports at URL URL With picture gallery. URL URL URL URL "(..) In Sweden's capital Stockholm, the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities is scheduled to open Saturday a permanent exhibition on ancient Egypt and focusing on the well-known Pharaonic era. Over 1,600 artifacts will be on display at the exhibit which will take visitors on a journey through 7,000 years of Egyptian history. (..) The exhibit will also offer visitors an interactive experience on reproducing the mummy, utilizing help of modern technologies like 3D digitalization. They will have the opportunity to study the mummy's interior and exterior in detail using a touch-sensitive table as these cadavers and respective coffins have been fully documented in 3D. Such documentation was undertaken through a 3D digitalization project which used computed tomography (CT), 3D laser scanning and photogrammetry to create an exact virtual copy of the mummy. (..)" --HUNGARY-- a) Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum [Hungarian Natural History Museum] 1083 Budapest, Ludovika tér 2-6. URL * "Múmiavilág" [World of Mummies] date: 1 October 2014 - 31 December 2014 OR 17 May 2015 Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. Earlier in the Drents Museum, Assen, Netherlands (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014, "Mummies - Surviving after Death"). The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Budapest, Luxembourg, Hildesheim, Basel, Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. info: URL URL [new] info: English press report at URL "(..) 28 human and 10 animal mummies have been transported to Budapest from various corners of the world. (..)" info: Hungarian press reports at URL URL With photos of mummies. URL Report about the opening. b) Móra Ferenc Múzeum Roosevelt tér 1-3, 6720 Szeged URL * "A fáraók Egyiptoma" [The Pharaohs of Egypt] date: 21 June 2014 - 16 December 2014 place: Main Building, Móra Ferenc Múzeum, Szeged, Roosevelt ter 1-3 info: URL info: some English info at URL * "Egyiptomi múmia – A balzsamozás terme" [Egyptian Mummy - The Embalming Hall] date: 9/10/11 May 2014 - 16 December 2014 place: Fekete ház [Black House], Szeged, Somogyi utca 13 info: URL info: some English info at URL URL * "Egyiptomi sírkamra" [An Egyptian Tomb Chamber] date: 11/12 April 2014 - 16 December 2014 place: Kass Galéria, Szeged, Vár utca 7 info: URL info: some English info at URL ---POLAND--- a) - b) Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie Al. Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warszawa * "W królestwie Ozyrysa i Anubisa. Wystawa sztuki egipskiej w pigulce" [In the realm of Osiris and Anubis. The exhibition of Egyptian art in a nutshell] date: 15 October 2013 - TBA info: URL c) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie 31-002 Kraków, ul. Senacka 3 * "Piaski egipskie mówia (nie tylko) po grecku" [Egyptian sands speak (not only) in Greek] date: April 13, 2014 - October, 2014 The exhibition "presents a collection of 26 papyri held by the Rafal Taubenschlag Foundation. It is complemented with plates presenting Egyptian and Sudanese archaeological sites excavated by the PCMA UW, which yielded epigraphic finds." info: (in English) URL (in Polish) URL info: Polish press report at URL --SLOVAKIA-- a) Incheba Expo Bratislava URL * "Tutanchamon - jeho hrobka a poklady" [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 15 August 2014 - 30 November 2014 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL info: Slovakian press report at URL --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Náprstkovo muzeum asijských, afrických a amerických kultur Betlémské nám. 1, Praha 1 URL * "Zeme cerných faraonu" [Land of Black Pharaohs] date: 30 May 2014 - 12 October 2014 Exhibition of artefacts that Czech archaeologists have uncovered in Sudan, as well as items loaned by foreign museums. info: URL info: (in English) URL "The exhibition traces the history of ancient Nubia from the close of the prehistory to the early Christian period. It also showcases the results of the latest excavations by the National Museum's Archaeological Expedition to Wad Ben Naga. In addition to items from the collections of the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, visitors have a unique opportunity to see objects borrowed from the collections of the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum, the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection in Berlin and the Egyptian Museum -- Georg Steindorff -- of the University of Leipzig. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) Among the foreign works of art, the exhibition presents for the first time in the Czech Republic the golden treasure of Queen Amanishakheto, a part of which has been loaned by the Egyptian Museum and part by the Papyrus collection of Berlin. The exhibits also include objects the archeologists uncovered in Wad Ben Naga 55 years ago, as well as objects researchers from the Czech Egyptological Institute found in the Usli and Sabalouga localities. One of the most impressive artifacts is a gilded bust of Apedemak, one of the three known depictions of this lion-headed warrior god, and a statuette of an Elephant Man from the Meroitic period. (..)" b) - c) - d) Regionální Muzeum v Kolíne Dvorákovo museum praveku Brandlova 35, 280 02 Kolín URL * "Poklady starého Egypta - Sbírka Josefa Ferdinanda Toskánského [Treasures of ancient Egypt - The Collection of Archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Tuscany] date: 12 September 2014 - 31 May 2015 Exhibition of ca. 100 artefacts from the Egyptian collection of archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Tuscany, on loan from the Náprstek Museum in Prague. info: URL info: Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL --MOROCCO-- a) Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc 5 Avenue Ibn Khaldoun, Agdal Rabat, BP 1003 URL * "Treasures of King Tutankhamun" [was: "Tutankhamun: Wonderful things"] date: 5 [was: 3] June 2014 - ca. October 2014 A travelling exhibitions with replicas of objects from KV62. The exhibition will tour nine other Moroccan cities. info: English press report at URL info: source - English press reports at URL URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) Musei Vaticani URL * "Coffins of the Amun-priests" [working title] date: TBA (2014?) The exhibition looks at the priesthood of Amun in Thebes and their necropolis of Bab el-Gasus, with a special focus on the conservation of their coffins (the 'Vatican Coffin Project'). With artefacts from the collections of the RMO, the Louvre and the Vatican Museum. The exhibition was earlier in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden (April 19, 2013 - September 15, 2013). info: source - Dutch press report at URL --JAPAN--- a) - b) Kobe City Museum 24 Kyomachi, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0034, URL * "Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York" date: 13 October 2014 - 12 January 2015 Exbibition with ca. 200 masterpieces from the MMA that are associated with women in ancient Egypt. Earlier at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (July 19 , 2014 - September 23, 2014). info: URL info: URL (in English) URL info: source - URL URL Photo gallery with 196 artefacts from the MMA in the exhibition. c) TBA, Tokyo * "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" date: September 2014 - TBA The travelling exhibition (since 2004) that showcases ca. 50 of King Tutankhamun's burial objects (no replicas) and ca. 70 other ancient Egyptian artefacts, and which was in Japan before (2012). After Tokyo it will go to Niigata (TBA - October 2015). info: source - English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Of the 124 artefacts carefully selected from the Egyptian Museum, 30 are from the museum’s Tutankhamun collection. Artefacts from earlier royal tombs from the 18th Dynasty, including the tomb of Tutankhamun’s great-grandparents Yuya and Tuya and the KV55 burial tomb, are also included. According to the terms of the exhibition agreement, revenues from the show could reach $10 million, said Ahmed Sharaf, head of the museums section at the Ministry of Antiquities in Cairo. A fixed amount of $2 added to the price of each ticket will be given to Egypt, as will a percentage of the merchandise sold through the show. The exhibition, accompanied by an Egyptian curator and restorer, will travel for one year within Japan, beginning in Tokyo and Niigata and including institutions in other cities. (..) “The ministry has resumed sending exhibitions abroad in an attempt to raise money towards the completion of suspended antiquities projects, whether restoration work or the construction of new museums,” Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty said. (..)" --CHINA-- a) - ---BRASIL--- a) - --MEXICO-- a) Pinacoteca de Mérida "Juan Gamboa Guzmán" Calle 59 s/n entre 60 y 58 Centro CP 97000, Mérida, Yucatán URL * [Title TBA] date: 17 October 2014 - December 2014/January 2015 info: source - URL "La Pinacoteca “Juan Gamboa Guzmán” será sede de una muestra del Museo Nacional de Egipto, en la cual se exhibirá 20 papiros egipcios, así como 25 piezas que son reproducciones de las originales. Entre los objetos estarán la máscara de Nefertiti, de Cleopatra VII, de Tutankamon, entre otros." URL b) - c) Hospicio Cabañas Cabañas 8, Las Fresas, 44360 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico URL [under construction] * "Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición" [Tutankhamun. The tomb, the gold and the curse] date: October 2014 - TBA The travelling exhibition with nearly 200 replicas of KV62 objects. Currently at El Museo del Noreste (Mune), Monterrey (March 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014). info: source - URL ---LATVIA--- a) Art Museum Riga Bourse Dome Square 6 URL * "Tutanhamona dzintars. Sena Egipte / Dzintara cels" [Tutankhamun's Amber. Ancient Egypt / the Amber Road] date: 1 November 2013 - 1 January 2015 Exhibition of objects from the Museum's collection of Egyptian art, plus loans from several international museums (incl. Cairo Museum). Baltic amber was traded from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea - even ending up in Egypt. info: URL info: URL info: press report (in English) at URL info: (in English) URL --QATAR-- a) - b) University College London Qatar UCL Qatar, PO Box 23689, 2nd Floor, Georgetown Building, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha * "3D Encounters: Where Science Meets Heritage" date: 13 February 2013 - TBA The exhibition explores how 3D digital replicas of museum collections can be used to advance museum, archaeological and conservation practice. Using 3D visualisations of artefacts from UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London, the exhibition offers a 360 degree view of ancient items that range from fragments of stone vessels and carved wooden hair combs to a skull on an ancient Egyptian ruler info: press release at URL "(..) At the exhibition visitors can try out the 3D technology themselves and handle virtual images of historical treasures. The public are invited to do this through a series of interactive activities that combine 3D images with immersive technologies such as heightened reality and gesture recognition. For example, one interactive visualisation transports visitors to an archaeological site in Egypt where they are able to select 3D replica artefacts to pick up and inspect. Visitors can also try their hands at restoring an ancient mummy mask through a touch screen interactive image that allows them to choose and test different facial features. Another interactive option offers a 3D image of a skull that archaeologists believe is that of an ancient ruler named Inti. Visitors can then build layers of muscles, veins and skin on to the ruler's skull via touch screen animation to see what Inti might have looked like. (..)" info: some links to 3DPetrie Project website and 3DPetrie exhibitions website, and to press reports: URL info: a film that is on exhibition is available online at URL " "Making Many. The mass production of funerary figures. UCL Petrie Museum' - The film explains research about mass production of shabtis via 3D imaging, 3D printing and reproduction of a physical replica to find out about the mass production of funerary figures in Ancient Egypt. The 3D printing was done at the Digital Manufacturing Centre at the UCL Bartlett." ---SOUTH AFRICA--- a) Silverstar R28, Muldersdrift, Mogale City URL * “Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures” date: 2 December 2014 - 1 March 2015 One of the internationally travelling exhibitions with over 1,000 replicas of KV62 artefacts. info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. K. Eyma This list is not meant for distribution to any other public channel than the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum. It is always wise to contact the organizers of lectures e.d. for confirmation, in case of (last minute) changes. 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