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November 16, 2017 (IV Peret 2)
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Peru, South Africa (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Monaco, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Denmark, Estonia, Belarus, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Japan, China, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Israel, Korea, Chile Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma * Thanks for this week's events information go to: Vanessa Desclaux [(I) - France (b)]; Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - USA (zb), UK (g), Germany (o)(r), Italy (a)(e), Switzerland (a)(f), Hungary (a), Brazil (a)]; Kat Newkirk [(II) - UK (g), Egypt (a), Switzerland (f)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Italy (c)(n)] ========================================================================= +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --EGYPT-- g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo (DAIK) 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek * Conference: "Graduate Annual Research Discussions on Egypt in Nubia" (GARDEN V) Abstracts of papers of MA and beginning to mid-completion PhD students, involved in the study of Egypt and Sudan from the Prehistoric Period through the 15th century AD, are invited before December 22nd, 2017. date: February 24th, 2018 place: DAIK info: required application form at URL info: email ---FRANCE--- b) Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) * "Les fouilles des fortins du désert Oriental en Égypte", by Bérangère Redon date: Wednesday, Novembre 22, 2017; 6:30 PM place: BnF, Salle 70, quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris costs: free and open to the public info: URL info: programme of the whole Lecture Cycle "Archéologie de la Guerre: de la fouille à l'écriture de l'Histoire" URL ---DENMARK--- a) University of Copenhagen * Fourth Annual Egyptological Conference in Copenhagen (ECC 2018): "Science of Ancient Egypt" Abstracts of papers (in PDF) by graduate and PhD students, as well as independent researchers, on all topics within Egyptology and Archaeology are invited before 1 February 2018. Keynote speakers: Dr. Joachim Quack (University of Heidelberg) and dr. Kasia Szpakowska (University of Swansea). date: 24-26 April 2018 info: Call for Papers at URL info: email --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --USA-- [update] zb) Legion of Honor Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 * “Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World” date: October 28, 2017 – January 7, 2018 [new] info: English press report at URL --UK-- g) The Collection - Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire Courtyard Gallery Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP URL * "Photographing Tutankhamun" date: 10 November 2017 - 28 January 2018 The exhibition commemorates the 95th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun with more than two dozen digital scans from Harry Burton’s original excavation photographs (glass-plate negatives), plus newspaper and publicity materials from the 1920s and beyond, which show how the photographs were used in print. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: blog entries by the curator, at URL With some photos of the displays. --GERMANY-- [update] o) Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover Willy-Brandt-Allee 5, D-30169 Hannover * "Silberglanz. Von der Kunst des Alters" [Shine of silver. On the art of (old) age] date: 29 September 2017 - 18 February 2018 [new] info: German press report at URL "(..) Dies ist schon beim ältesten Stück der Ausstellung der Fall, einem fragmentarischen Quarzit-Kopf des Pharaos Sesostris III. aus dem 19. Jahrhundert vor Christus. Erhalten ist nur der obere Teil; unter dem herrscherlichen Kopfschmuck wirken die halb von den Lidern bedeckten Augen so müde, als hätten sie nur den Wunsch, sich für immer schließen zu dürfen. (..)" [update] r) Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rathausstraße 24, 83022 Rosenheim * "Pharao - Leben im Alten Ägypten" [Pharaoh - Life in Ancient Egypt] date: 24 March 2017 - 3 December 2017 [new] info: German press reports at URL URL About the facial reconstruction of the mummy of Ta-cheru. --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Upper Floor, Room 13 Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * "Tutankhamun's Unseen Treasures: The Golden Appliqués" date: 16 November 2017 - 31 December 2017 (opening 15 November 2017 at 6 PM) Exhibition of ca. 55 objects from KV62 that have not been on public display before, but that were recently researched and restored by an EMC / DAIK project; it are notably gold-sheet appliqué pieces from Tutankhamun's charriot & horse equipment and weaponry. The exhibition is held in the context of the celebration of the 115th anniversary of the opening of the Egyptian Museum Cairo and the 60th anniversary of the re-opening of the German Archaeological Institute Cairo in 1957. info: German press release of DAIK at URL info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) "This is especially true for a group of exquisitely ornamented gold-sheet and leather appliqués that were found scattered on the floor of the antechamber and the treasury, close to the royal chariots," Eckmann told Ahram Online. Eckmann said that the location of the appliqués suggests that they were associated with chariot and horse trappings, and are parts of quivers, blinkers and chariot coverings. (..)" URL URL "(..) At least 55 pieces of fabric decorated with gold that were found in the tomb of the pharaoh. (..)" URL "Up to 60 golden pieces of King Tutankhamun's chariot (..)" URL With some photos of the displays. URL "(..) During years of detail work, conservators Christian Eckmann and Katja Broschat of the Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseum Mainz reassembled the fragments to produce 100 nearly complete embossed gold applications. They suspect the items are decorative fittings for bow cases, quivers and bridles. (..)" With some photos of the unrestored objects. URL With some photos of the displays. info: German press report at URL "(...) Gezeigt werden etwa 60 Goldbleche, Verzierungen von Streitwagen, Pfeilköchern und Bogenkästen. (..) With a slideshow of some of the objects in unrestored state. b) Luxor Museum Corniche el-Nil, Luxor * "Shrines of the Holy Horizon" date: 14 November 2017 - 14 January 2018 Exhibition of photos of solar phenomena in Ancient Egyptian chapels and temples. --ITALY-- [update] a) Montevergini - Galleria Civica Arte Contemporanea Via Santa Lucia alla Badia 1, 96100 Siracusa SR * "La porta dei sacerdoti, i sarcofagi di Deir el-Bahari. Esposizione e restauro in pubblico” [The door of priests, the sarcophagi of Deir el-Bahari. Exhibition and restoration in public] [new] date: 9 March 2017 - 15 April 2018 [prolongation; was: till 7 November 2017] info: URL info: URL [update] c) Mudec Via Tortona, 56, 20144 Milano * "Egitto: La straordinaria scoperta del Faraone Amenofi II" [Egypt: The remarkable discovery of Pharaoh Amenophis II] date: 13 September 2017 - 7 January 2018 [new] info: Italian press report at URL e) Officine Grandi Riparazioni Corso Castelfidardo, 22, 10138 Torino TO URL * “Come una Falena alla Fiamma; /Like a Moth to a Flame/” date: 3 November 2017 - 14 January 2018 Exhibition with loans from several museums, combining ca. 70 contemporary works with a selection of older and antique works, among which objects from the Egyptian Museum Turin. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) An ancient Egyptian statue of the sun deity Sekhmet, borrowed from the Egyptian Museum, forms an anchor. “The Sekhmets are a symbol of the Egyptian Museum in Turin–one which every child and adult in the city is familiar", Eccles says, “We liked the idea of something very real in the show, giving gravity and presence. Directly opposite Thomas Ruff's sky at night with sparkling stars [Sterne Bild, 1990] and across an expanse of Gianni Colombo's uncertain landscape [Bariestesia, 1974-75], Sekhmet seemed the perfect cap to the exhibition.” (..)" URL "(..) “Bariesthesias” steps by Gianni Colombo are juxtaposed with a black marble statue of the goddess Sekhmet (..)" [update] n) Lido di Jesolo via Aquileia 123, di fronte al Pala Arrex di piazza Brescia, Jesolo (Veneta) * "Egitto. Dei, faraoni, uomini" [Egypt: Gods, Pharaohs, Men] [new] date: 26 December 2017 - 15 September [was: 30 June] 2018 [new] info: Italian press report at URL ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Museum für Kunst und Geschichte/Musée d’art et d’histoire Murtengasse 12/Route de Morat 12, 1700 Freiburg URL * “Engelwelten"/"Le Monde des Anges” date: 10 November 2017 - 25 February 2018 Exhibition about angels and angelic-like beings (messengers, guardians and guides) in the world's cultures, including the ANE and Egypt (Anubis, Isis, etc.); many of the objects are on loan from the Bibel+Orient Museum. info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL [update] f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel * “Scanning Sethos - Die Wiedergeburt eines Pharaonengrabes” [Scanning Seti: The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb] date: 29 October 2017 - 6 May 2018 [new] info: English press reports at URL URL With photos and video. URL With photos and videos. URL --HUNGARY-- [update] a) Csontváry Múzeum Janus Pannonius utca 11, Pécs 7621 AND Múzeum Galéria Káptalan utca 4, Pécs * "Kincsek a Nílus partjáról – Túlvilágiutazás az ókori Egyiptomban" [Treasures from the banks of the Nile - Otherworldly journey into ancient Egypt] [new] date: 5 April 2017 - 15 January 2018 [prolongation; was: till 31 Oktober 2017] info: URL --TAIWAN-- a) National Palace Museum Exhibition Area II 1F, Library Building No. 221, Section 2, Zhi Shan Road, Shilin District, Taipei City 111 URL * "Egyptian Mummies from the British Museum: Exploring Ancient Lives" date: 11 November 2017 - 18 February 2018 Travelling exhibition of six mummies from the British Museum and their 3D CT scan visualisations, plus ca. 200 objects of funerary use and daily life. Earlier at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (10 December 2016 - 25 April, 2017) and the Hong Kong Science Museum ("Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt", 2 June 2017 - 18 October 2017). info: URL With video trailer. Website has an English section. URL --BRAZIL-- [update] a) Biblioteca Nacional - Espaço Eliseu Visconti Rua México, Rio de Janeiro URL * “A trip to the Ancient world – Egypt and Pompeii – in photographs from the D. Thereza Christina Maria Collection” date: 1 November 2017 - 30 January 2018 [new] info: URL With slideshow of photos. ---- 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: "Mummy discovered at Fayoum's Deir Al-Banat" URL -- Other English press reports: URL URL URL With better photo. [Submitted by Kat Newkirk and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Ink from ancient Egyptian papyri contains copper" URL "Until recently, it was assumed that the ink used for writing was primarily carbon-based at least until the fourth and fifth centuries AD. But in a new University of Copenhagen study, analyses of 2,000-year-old papyri fragments with X-ray microscopy show that black ink used by Egyptian scribes also contained copper - an element previously not identified in ancient ink. (..) "The composition of the copper-containing carbon inks showed no significant differences that could be related to time periods or geographical locations, which suggests that the ancient Egyptians used the same technology for ink production throughout Egypt from roughly 200 BC to 100 AD," says Egyptologist and first author of the study Thomas Christiansen from the University of Copenhagen. (..) "None of the four inks studied here was completely identical, and there can even be variations within a single papyrus fragment, suggesting that the composition of ink produced at the same location could vary a great deal. This makes it impossible to produce maps of ink signatures that otherwise could have been used to date and place papyri fragments of uncertain provenance," explains Thomas Christiansen but adds: "However, as many papyri have been handed down to us as fragments, the observation that ink used on individual manuscripts can differ from other manuscripts from the same source is good news insofar as it might facilitate the identification of fragments belonging to specific manuscripts or sections thereof." (...)" -- Other English press reports: URL URL URL URL URL -- Italian press report: URL -- English press release: URL -- The original research article, available for free online: Thomas Christiansen et al., "The nature of ancient Egyptian copper-containing carbon inks is revealed by synchrotron radiation based X-ray microscopy", in: Scientific Reports 7 (2017). URL Also available as pdf-file - 8 pp. - (4.4 MB). [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "464 historical artifacts seized by police in Fayoum" URL "The Egyptian Tourism and Antiquities Police managed to seize 464 artifacts from illegal antiquities merchants in Fayoum. (..) The police found 266 Ushabtis made from rare blue ceramic, eight wooden faces for a person, 12 statues made from blue ceramic, pottery statues, three pottery pots, 66 fragments from ancient coffins decorated with hieroglyphic inscriptions and a number of plates used in mummifications. A further 122 Ushabtis were found with the criminals, yet the statement has not clarified the materials they were made of. Most of the seized artifacts date back to the Ancient Egyptian era. (..)" With photos. * Press report: "Antonio Morales: "El trabajo real de un arqueólogo en Egipto es intenso, estresante y vertiginoso"" URL Interview with Prof. Antonio J. Morales of the Middle Kingdom Theban Project. * Press release: "White Levy Program 2017 News" URL "This year eleven projects were selected to receive White-Levy grants, from a very competitive pool of applications, publishing the results of old excavations at Thebes in Egypt, at Troy in Anatolia, and at a wide range of other sites in the various areas supported by our program, including Malta, Yemen, Sudan, and China. (..)" * Press report: "How taming cows and horses sparked inequality across the ancient world" URL "(..) A study published this week in Nature concludes that its ancient hotbed was the Old World: Societies there tended to be less equal than those in the New World, likely because of the use of draft animals. (..) The study’s authors needed a way not only to measure wealth at archaeological sites, but to compare it across societies. (..) The researchers settled on house size, which many archaeologists already measure. (..) From the distribution of house sizes, they calculated each site’s Gini coefficient, a standard measure of inequality. Gini coefficients range from zero, indicating that each person has exactly the same amount of wealth, to one, representing a society in which a single person has all the wealth. The researchers found that inequality tended to gradually increase as societies transitioned from hunting and gathering to farming, supporting long-held hypotheses about how agriculture intensified social hierarchies. About 2500 years after the first appearance of domesticated plants in each region, average inequality in both the Old World and the New World hovered around a Gini coefficient of about 0.35. This figure stayed more or less steady in North America and Mesoamerica. But in the Middle East, China, Europe, and Egypt, inequality kept climbing over time, topping out at an average Gini coefficient of about 0.6, roughly 6000 years after the start of agriculture at Pompeii in ancient Rome and Kahun in ancient Egypt. Those numbers are far below the wealth inequality seen today in the United States and China, which have Gini coefficients of 0.8 and 0.73, respectively (..). The authors propose that domestic animals may explain the difference between the New World and the Old World: Whereas North American and Mesoamerican societies depended on human labor, Old World societies had oxen and cattle to plow fields and horses to carry goods and people. Livestock were an investment in future enterprises, allowing people to cultivate more land and stockpile food surpluses, as well as build trade caravans and armies to control huge territories. (..) Because land and livestock could be passed to future generations, certain families got even richer over time. (..)" [Submitted by Bob Bianchi] * Press report: "Arab Translators of Egypt’s Hieroglyphs" URL About the work of Egyptologist Okasha El-Daly on medieval Muslim scholarship and its interest in hieroglyphs. [Next four items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report:"La mummia di Asti fa la Tac a 3000 anni e si restaura il viso" URL "Le hanno restituito il suo aspetto originario e ribattezzata 'Signora delle ninfee': è la mummia conservata nel Museo egizio di Asti. La signora, dalla veneranda età di circa tremila anni, e il suo sarcofago, sono in procinto di partire per Jesolo, dove dalla fine di dicembre saranno i «protagonisti assoluti» (lo dice la pubblicazione di Cultour Active di Trento che organizza l’evento) della importante mostra internazionale Egitto: Dei, Faroni, Uomini. La signora delle ninfee, che dimora stabilmente al Museo astigiano accanto ad Ankhpakhered più giovane di qualche secolo, è alla sua prima uscita ufficiale. (..)" -- Other Italian press reports: URL With description of coffin and mummy. "(..) Ammirata perché il sarcofago che la contiene ha caratteristiche analoghe ad altri soli quattro nel mondo: conservati al Museo del Cairo, al Detroit Instituteof Art, al Regio Museo di Leida e al Museo nazionale di Firenze. (..)" URL * Press report: "Papyri als Computer-Puzzle" URL "Mit Hilfe der Mathematik und bildgebender Verfahren werden gefaltete Papyri am Computer virtuell entfaltet und lesbar gemacht. (..)" * Press report: "Une première en archéologie expérimentale menée par des chercheurs belges" URL "Une équipe de recherche belge de l’EACOM (Egyptian and frican Copper Metallurgy) a réalisé mardi, à l’archéosite d’Aubechies (Beloeil), une première en faisant fonctionner des fours de réduction antiques liés à la métallurgie du cuivre. Ces fours sont la réplique exacte d’un modèle égyptien datant du Moyen Empire. Du cuivre a été produit au terme de l’expérience. Une nouvelle étape est déjà envisagée. (..)" * Press report: "L'égyptologie belge à l'honneur" URL "Si la collection d'art égyptien des Musées royaux d'art et d'histoire à Bruxelles est si riche, c'est en grande partie à l'archéologue Jean Capart (1877 - 1947, photo), créateur de la première chaire d'égyptologie à l'université deLiège, qu'on le doit. (..)" --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entries at the blog of the Project AcrossBorders at Sai Island in Upper Nubia: -- "Winter in Egypt, week 3 at Elephantine" (Nov. 11) URL -- "Nubian wares of House 55" (Nov. 8) URL * New entry at the 'Nile Scribes' blog of Thomas H. Greiner M.A. and Taylor Bryanne Woodcock M.A.: -- "Aegyptus: Egypt under Roman Rule Symposium Highlights" (Nov. 11) URL * New entry at the blog (Tumblr) of the Brooklyn Museum: -- "[Cat Coffin]" (Nov. 11) URL * New entries at the blog of Egyptologist Maria Rosa Valdesogo Martin: -- "The Purpose of Art in Ancient Egypt. I." (Nov. 15) URL -- "The Purpose of Art in Ancient Egypt. II" (Nov. 16) URL +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- [Submitted by Wolfram Grajetzki] * Alexander Ilin-Tomich, From Workshop to Sanctuary. The Production of Late Middle Kingdom Memorial Stelae. (Middle Kingdom Studies 6). Golden House Publications, 2017. Pb, 353 pp. ISBN 9781906137540. UK £75 - US $150 URL "This study is the evaluation of more than 1000 stelae dating to the late Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period (1800 to 1550 BC). The stelae are grouped into workshops. The place of production for these workshops is discussed." * Steve Vinson, The Craft of a Good Scribe: History, Narrative and Meaning in the First Tale of Setne Khaemwas. (Harvard Egyptological Studies 3). Brill, 2018 (Nov. 2017). Hb, 356 pp. ISBN 9789004353091. €143,00 /$165.00. TOC at URL "Part I of the book, "History," comprises a comprehensive study of the origins of the tale, of its relationship to the Demotic literary tradition, of its discovery and of its scholarly and extensive popular reception, including its influence on the fiction of Thomas Mann and of H. Rider Haggard, and on the 1932 Universal Studios film “The Mummy.” Part II, "Narrative and Meaning," comprises an new edition and commentary, and a series of studies on literary approaches to the tale. The book also includes new color photographs of the papyrus, and three facsimiles of the text, including the first publication of the William Edgerton facsimile. " * Julie Dawson, Helen Strudwick (eds.), Ancient Egyptian Coffins: Past – Present – Future. Oxbow Books, 2018. Hb, 288 pp. ISBN 9781785709180. £70.00 (pre-publicaton price: £52.50) TOC at URL "A major new multi-disciplinary collection of papers focusing on the development of the coffin in ancient Egypt and the belief systems behind funerary practices involving their use and on new methods and applications of scientific techniques for the analysis of construction, materials and craftsmanship involved in coffin manufacture and reworking." * Sabine R. Huebner, The Family in Roman Egypt. A Comparative Approach to Intergenerational Solidarity and Conflict. Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pb, 274 pp. ISBN 9781108438698. GBP 19.99. URL "This study captures the dynamics of the everyday family life of the common people in Roman Egypt (..) The documentary papyri and, above all, the private letters and the census returns provide us with a wealth of information on these people not available for any other region of the ancient Mediterranean. (..)" * Kostas Buraselis, Mary Stefanou, Dorothy J. Thompson (eds.), The Ptolemies, the Sea and the Nile. Studies in Waterborne Power. Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pb, 296 pp. ISBN 9781108436663. GBP 24.99. TOC at URL "With its emphasis on the dynasty's concern for control of the sea – both the Mediterranean and the Red Sea – and the Nile, this book [with 15 papers] offers a new and original perspective on Ptolemaic power in a key period of Hellenistic history. (..)" * Jade Bajeot, Predynastic Maadi in Context. The Research of the Italian Expedition Revisited (1977-1986). (Studi di Preistoria Orientale 4). “Sapienza” Università di Roma, 2017. 302 pp. (240 text and 62 plates). ISBN: 978-88-904240-2-1. EUR 78. TOC at URL "(..) This unpublished data gave us the opportunity to complete the information contained in past monographs dealing with the first excavations done at Maadi, deepening the stratigraphic aspect which is fundamental for understanding the dynamics of formation and development of the site. It was also possible to study the artefacts in a chronological perspective and to reconsider this site in the light of the latest research made in the Nile Delta." --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- * TBA --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- [Submitted by Tom Stableford] * Two additions to the web page 'Translation of Georg Möller's works on Hieratic': -- "Papyrus d'Orbiney, Page 1" -- "Papyrus d'Orbiney, Page 2" URL Start of volume II of the Lesestücke, with the Tale of Two Brothers. --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.] [Submitted by Silke Bechler] * Das von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz eingerichtete Graduiertenkolleg 1876 „Frühe Konzepte von Mensch und Natur: Universalität, Spezifität, Tradierung“ hat zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle eines wissenschaftlichen Koordinators / einer wissenschaftlichen Koordinatorin zu vergeben. (..) Das GRK wird von den Fachdisziplinen Ägyptologie, Altorientalistik, Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Vor-und Frühgeschichte (Pleistozäne Archäologie), Klassische Archäologie, Klassische Philologie (Gräzistik und Latinistik), Byzantinistik und Germanistische Mediävistik getragen. (..) Voraussetzungen: abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium / Promotion, möglichst in einer der beteiligten Fachdisziplinen (..) Closing date: 26 November 2017. Full info (PDF): URL * The ERC ‘Desert Networks’ project, hosted at the CNRS lab “HiSoMA” (Lyon, France), offers a one-year position (renewable twice) for an Engineer in Pharaonic archaeology of the Eastern desert of Egypt (..) ("Ingénieur d’études – BAPD”, “Ingénieur-e d’études en archéologie - D2D44”) (..) Closing date: 24 November 2017. URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society is looking to appoint an Editor-in-Chief for JEA. (..) Deadline for applications: 15th December 2017. URL * (&) The Faculty of Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow Egyptian Texts & Transmission (1.0 FTE) Vacancy number 17-434 Key responsibilities: Undertake research on the transmission of texts and decoration from Old Kingdom, New Kingdom and Late Period tombs at Saqqara, with the main focus on the tombs found in the Leiden-Turin mission (...). Selection criteria: Ph.D. in Egyptology with a specialisation in the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead (in hand before 1 January, 2018) (...). An excellent command of Old, Middle and Late Egyptian (...). [The position is advertised for a candidate preferably specializing in the Book of the Dead, but it is also open to other Egyptian text & transmission specialists that would like to join the team.] Deadline: 26 November 2017 (interviews will be held by mid-December or earlier). URL * (&) The Institute of Fine Arts of New York University seeks applications for a professorship in the art and architecture of Ancient Egypt and/or the Ancient Near East. The search is at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The proposed start date for the position is September 1, 2018. (..) Application deadline is December 1, 2017. (..) URL * (&) The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the Oriental Institute’s Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference program for the 2018—2020 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. (...) Qualifications: Ph.D. in a discipline relating to ancient studies must be complete at the time of appointment. (..) Review of applications will begin on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018. URL URL * (&) The British Museum has an opening for a Curator of the collections relating to ancient Egyptian funerary archaeology, encompassing mummies (including animal mummies), coffins, cartonnage cases and masks, canopic jars and chests, tomb models, shabtis, shabti containers and other tomb furnishings. (..) The candidate is to be educated to MA level, or equivalent, in Egyptology, Egyptian Archaeology or a related subject (..). Closing date: 31 October 2017 URL * (&) The IFAO offers two positions as Egyptian Associate Researchers. The researcher is appointed for a term of one year from 1st January 2018, renewable twice, i.e. until 31st December 2020. The amount of the grant is 3,500 EGP per month (except for August). Applications must be sent by email to direction@ifao.egnet.net before 9 November, 2017. (..) Applicants must be Egyptian, less than 60 years old, and hold a position as lecturer, assistant professor or professor in an Egyptian university, or as researcher in an Egyptian research centre. They must have defended their PhD for three full years or more. They must have an experience in post-doctoral research, with at least five publications in scientific journals. (...) URL * (&) The IFAO offers two one-year PhD fellowships for Egyptian citizens. The fellowships will cover the period from 1st January to 31st December 2018. The amount of the grant is 2,500 EGP per month (except for August, during which month the institute is closed). Applications must be sent by email to direction@ifao.egnet.net before 9 November 2017. (..) Applicants must be Egyptian, registered as PhD student, assistant lecturers in an Egyptian university or employed by the Ministry of Antiquities. They must be registered as PhD students since one year or more. (..) URL * (&) The Seminar of Ancient History and the NELC area at the University of Alcalá (Madrid) invite applications for a part-time predoctoral position at its Middle Kingdom Theban Project at the rank of assistant researcher, beginning November 2017. (..) The deadline for applications is October 16, 2017. (#, info at reqeust) URL * (&) he Sackler Library, University of Oxford, is looking for a Part-time Egyptology and Ancient Near East Studies Librarian (Griffith Librarian). (,...) You will have a degree in a relevant academic discipline and preferably in library/information science. (..) Closing date: 18 October 2017 URL * (&) The British Museum, department of Scientific Research, is looking for a Research Assistant: Molecular Analysis to join a new collaborative research project, which brings together scientists and Egyptologists, to undertake a major study of coffins/cartonnage in the British Museum dating to the 22nd Dynasty. This project will focus on a detailed investigation of the chemical composition of organic ritual substances deposited on coffins and cartonnage cases of that period. The post holder will undertake a systematic study of organic substances on 22nd Dynasty coffins/cartonnage, contributing to the sampling and leading on the molecular identification and interpretation. The post holder will have a Masters in chemistry, or similar, and demonstrable knowledge of analytical organic chemistry or geochemistry. (..) Closing Date: Monday 2nd October 2017. URL * (&) The Art History Department of Emory University seeks a Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Art History, Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision of B.A. and Ph.D. theses. Ph.D. required; teaching experience preferred. (..) Application deadline 15 December 2017. URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society’s Lucy Gura Archive contains thousands of unique items relating to the history of UK Egyptology and excavations in Egypt and Sudan dating from 1882. A volunteer is sought to assist Carl Graves, Deputy Director and Development Manager, in digitising the Society’s collection of 35mm slides from the Survey of Memphis excavations. This is to ensure the long-term preservation of the information contained on them and to make them more accessible to researchers online via the Society’s Flickr feed and archive catalogue. Applicants for the voluntary position should send their expression of interest for the role (no more than 500 words) to archives@ees.ac.uk by 5pm on Friday 6th October 2017.(..) URL * (&) The Department of the History of Art and the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Ancient Art and Visual Culture at the rank of assistant professor/ assistant curator, beginning in September 2018. This is a university year appointment. The successful applicant will be asked to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, to supervise doctoral dissertations (in History of Art and the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology), to curate Kelsey collections, and to participate in museum activities including the exhibition program. (..) A PhD is required prior to appointment. Area of specialization is open within the entire Mediterranean world, including the Near East (Bronze Age to Late Antiquity). Candidates will be expected to bring an art-historical perspective to bear on the analysis of ancient artifacts and to give evidence of commitment to the study of material culture. (...) The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017. URL * (&) Bei der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig ist im Forschungsvorhaben "Strukturen und Transformationen des Wortschatzes der ägyptischen Sprache. Text- und Wissenskultur im Alten Ägypten" zum 1. Februar 2018 zunächst für zwei Jahre die Stelle einer /eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin / Mitarbeiters zu besetzen. (..) Voraussetzungen: Magister- oder Masterabschluss im Fach Ägyptologie (..). Deadline: 30 September 2017 info: [PDF file] URL * (&) The University of Oxford, School of Archaeology, invites applications for a Training Manager and Researcher (Egypt) to join the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project. (..) The main responsibilities of the post involve the design, organisation and delivery of training for heritage professionals in Egypt in the EAMENA methodology. The role will also involve the compilation of data from published surveys and site gazetteers, creation of lists of key sites for Egypt and assessments of those sites under the greatest threat. (..) Applicants must have a doctorate in archaeology (or a related and relevant subject) together with fieldwork experience in and knowledge of Egyptian archaeology and survey as well as the wider Middle East and North Africa. (..) Closing date: 31 August 2017 URL URL * (&) The Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences is looking for a Assistant professor (adiunkt) in archaeology, egyptology, literary studies or cultural anthropology. Tasks will be to study Ancient Egyptian religious literary texts and to continue working on Old Kingdom or later texts. PhD in Egyptology (Literature/Religion) required. Closing date: 16 August 2017 URL * (&) The Egyptology unit of the research group Archaeology at KU Leuven is seeking a motivated PhD candidate to strengthen the team of the Dayr al-Barsha Project. (..) Closing date: August 07, 2017 URL * (&) The Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) is looking for a PhD candidate in Egyptology/History to join its team. (..) Closing date: 29 August 2017 URL * (&) Am Ägyptischen Museum und Papyrussammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz ist ab 1. November 2017 eine Stelle als wissenschaftliche/r Museumsassistentin / Museumsassistent (in Fortbildung), für die Dauer von zwei Jahren, zu besetzen. (..) Schwerpunkt der Tätigkeit bildet die Gesamtrevision der Bestände des Ägyptischen Museums unter Einsatz eines digitalen Museumsdokumentationssystems. (..) Das Fortbildungsangebot richtet sich an Absolventinnen und Absolventen eines wissenschaftlichen Hochschulstudiums (Master oder M.A.) im Fach Ägyptologie, die über ausgewiesene EDV-Kenntnisse und gute Sprachkenntnisse in mindestens einer Fremdsprache verfügen. Ebenso sind Nachweise von Studienleistungen und/oder berufspraktische Erfahrung im Bereich der Archäologie Ägyptens nachzuweisen. (..) Closing date: 14. Juli 2017 URL * (&) The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for a Research Associate to develop and carry out advanced research projects in the analysis of ancient Near Eastern Landscapes as Director of the Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes (CAMEL) Laboratory. (..) Applicants must have expertise and field experience directing archaeological surface surveys and landscape archaeology projects in the Near East/Egypt. (..) Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2017. URL * (&) The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is looking for a Director for Egypt who (..) will manage ARCE’s Cairo office and provide expert oversight for a network of projects being carried out throughout Egypt and funded by USAID and other external grant funds. (...) Closing date: August, 1, 2017. URL * (&) The ProCredit Academy, the international management training centre of the ProCredit group, is seeking a graduate in History to join our faculty and teach classes at our campus which is located in Fürth (Odenwald), south of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The language of instruction is English. (..) The position of Lecturer in Ancient History would entail instructing courses in the humanities branch of our management development programme, with a particular focus on the following subjects: Ancient Egypt & The Ancient Near East. (..) Closing date: 22 July 2017 URL * (&) The University of Copenhagen invites applications for a one-year teaching and research appointment in Egyptology at the Visiting Associate Professor level. The full-time position in The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies begins in September 1, 2017 (..). The department seeks a person with documented research and teaching qualifications within the following Egyptological subjects: Egyptian philology, history, and culture. The candidate will be expected to teach in English. (..) The closing date for applications is 18 June 2017. URL URL * (&) Am Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage ist zum 15.6.2017 (bzw. zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt) befristet für die Projektlaufzeit von zwei Jahren folgende Stelle zu besetzen: Akademische/r Mitarbeiter/in (50%), TV-L 13, im Bereich der altertumswissenschaftlichen Universitären Sammlungen Der Schwerpunkt der Tätigkeit liegt in der Aufbereitung der altertumswissenschaftlichen Universitären Sammlungen (in den Bereichen Klassische Archäologie, Ägyptologie und Altorientalistik [Assyriologie/Vorderasiatische Archäologie]) zu deren Einbindung in den neuen MA-Studiengang „Cultural Heritage und Kulturgüter- schutz“. (..) Anforderungen: Überdurchschnittlich abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium mit M.A. oder einem gleichwertigen Abschluss (in Assyriologie, Ägyptologie, Vorderasiatischer Archäologie oder Klassischer Archäologie); Museologische Kompetenz; (..) Deadline: 24. Mai 2017 URL * (&) The British Museum is looking to appoint a Project Curator to support the project ‘Urban Development and Regional Identities in Middle Egypt: A Deep History of the Asyut Region’ through research and creating public outputs. (...) Educated to Masters level in Egyptology/Egyptian Archaeology, or equivalent, the successful candidate will have significant experience with ancient Egyptian material culture as well as research, fieldwork and publication. With excellent proofing and writing skills, you will be highly proficient in Microsoft Office and relevant databases. A publication history in peer-reviewed journals is preferable. (..) Closing date: 23rd May 2017. More detail and the link to apply online can be found at: URL * (&) The UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is looking for a Collections Assistant. Closing date: 1 May 2017. URL * (&) Würzburg University invites applications for junior research group leaders in the fields of Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology that will address the general topic "Writing and Society". Successful applicants will lead their own research group (including a postdoc and PhD position) for a period of up to five years at Würzburg University. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017. URL * (&) The Centre for Ancient Cultures within the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University seeks to fill a continuing position to commence in January 2018: Lecturer in Ancient Cultures, with an expertise in the study of ancient Egypt. (..) Closing Date: Sunday 21 May 2017 URL * (&) The UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a full time Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology/Egyptology (from 1 September 2017) (..) Closing Date: 2 May 2017. URL * (&) The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is looking for an Editor who will assist in all aspects of publication for the Museum. This includes the development, editing and layout of exhibition and educational materials, publications and archaeological fieldwork reports. (..) Application deadline: 1 March 2017. URL * (&) Celebrating 80 years of French-Polish cooperation in archaeology, the Institut français d'archéologie orientale (IFAO) and the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, Research Center in Cairo (RC PCMA) invite applications for a 15-months Post-Doctoral Fellowship, starting 1st October 2017 until 31 December 2018. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize an international two-day Seminar/Workshop on a subject in relation with Ancient and Medieval Northeastern Africa. (...) Deadline for applications is 31 March 2017. URL URL * (&) The University of Birmingham, School of History and Cultures, Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Egyptology (expected start date: September 2017). (..) Deadline for applications: 27 March 2017. URL * (&) The Griffith Institute, University of Oxford invites applications for the post of Managing Editor - Topographical Bibliography and Online Egyptological Bibliography. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Egyptology or a closely related field, combined with research-level knowledge of Egyptology, including ancient Egyptian language and archaeology. This is a fixed-term contract for 3 years. Closing Date: 3rd March 2017 URL * (&) The British Museum, Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, is looking for a Project Curator: Egyptian Touring Exhibitions. (..) The successful candidate will be educated to postgraduate degree level with an MA in Egyptology or a related subject. (..) Closing date: 31 January 2017. URL * (&) UCL Culture invite applications for the post of Curator of the Petrie Museum. (..) The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience, as well as extensive experience of curating archaeological collections in a museum environment. (...) Closing date: 26 February 2017. URL * (&) The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University invites applications to fill a postdoctoral research position in Egyptology. The field of specialization is open, but a background in archaeology and/or art history is desirable. The appointment is for one year, beginning on July 1, 2017. (..) Apply: URL Completed applications must be received by February 1, 2017. (#) * (&) The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral scholars for 2017-2018 in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, or Ancient Near Eastern Cultures [incl. Egyptology]. (..) The fellowship period will begin October 1, 2017, and is for a period of one academic year. (..) Last date for acceptance of material: March 2, 2017. (#) * (&) The San Antonio Museum of Art will sponsor a post-doctoral research fellowship in the history of art and material culture, awarded for the two-year period beginning at a date TBD in 2017. The fellowship is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and offers a stipend of $48,000/year. While in residence in San Antonio, the Mellon fellow will have the opportunity for scholarly research, exhibition and publication in one of the San Antonio Museum of Art’s collecting areas. (...), including Egyptian Art (..). Applicants should submit their application by February 1, 2017 (..) URL * (&) The American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce the continuation of its program of Core Teaching Fellowships, intended for recent PhD graduates. Successful applicants will be appointed, for a three-year term, as Core Curriculum Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows with the rank of visiting assistant professor. (..) Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled. One or more Fellows will be appointed in fall 2017, depending on needs. Candidates in any of the following disciplines are welcome to apply: Anthropology; Arab and Islamic History; Archaeology; Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Economics; Egyptology; Geology; History and Philosophy of Science; Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics; Psychology; Sociology. (..) Info: URL ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) Apply for a fellowship at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research for the 2018-2019 academic year URL * (&) The University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition is pleased to offer the Dean Allen Fellowship. The deadline for applications is September 15th, 2017, for work to be undertaken in 2017 or 2018. The Fellowship, of up to $5000, is intended to support the participation of engineers/architects, and advanced students in related disciplines, in the field to ensure the safety of excavation or conservation teams. The work can be conducted anywhere in what was formerly ancient Egypt and its interconnected world (modern Egypt, Sudan, etc.) and is not limited by temporal contexts (that is, all periods and cultures linked to ancient Egypt are eligible: pre-dynastic, pharaonic, Napatan, Ptolemaic, Coptic, etc.), as long as the work is approved by the relevant governmental institution(s). More information and the application form can be found here: URL * (&) The Czech Institute of Egyptology has the pleasure of inviting MA and PhD students registered at the Cairo University to apply for a 3-month-scholarship at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic). During their stay the students will have the opportunity to study in the library of the Institute, and consult their projects with specialists according to their field of interest. (..) The applications must be submitted before May 31, 2017 (..). URL * (&) L’Institut français d’archéologie orientale (Ifao) du Caire lance son appel à projets scientifiques pour 2018. Il s’insère dans le cadre du quinquennal 2017-2021 et s’adresse à tout chercheur, français ou étranger, qui souhaite développer des recherches dans les domaines de compétence de l’Ifao, couvrant l’histoire de l’Égypte, de la Préhistoire àl’époque contemporaine. La date limite de soumission de projets est le 31 mai 2017. URL * (&) Bourses doctorales et postdoctorales attribuées par l’IFAO. (..) Les demandes doivent être déposées avant le 25 mai pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er janvier et le 30 juin et avant le 20 novembre pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er septembre et le 22 décembre. URL --AWARDS &amamp; CONTESTS-- * (&) Die Stiftung für Ägyptologie zur Erforschung der ägyptischen Rechtsgeschichte schreibt im Jahr 2016 erneut einen Wettbewerb aus. Ziel der Stiftung ist die Fortführung der Forschungsarbeit des Stifters Prof. Dr. Schafik Allam im Bereich der rechtshistorischen Forschung in der Ägyptologie. Schwerpunkt der Stiftungsförderung ist die Erforschung von Urkunden in ägyptischer Sprache und Schrift (Hieroglyphisch, Hieratisch, Kursivhieratisch, Demotisch und Koptisch). (..) Für ein schriftliches Werk wird dieses Jahr ein Preisgeld von 2.000,00 € ausgelobt. Teilnehmen kann, wer eine schriftliche Arbeit im oben erwähnten Forschungsbereich in deutscher, englischer oder französischer Sprache verfasst hat und nicht über eine unbefristete Anstellung im Fachbereich Ägyptologie oder einem entsprechenden Institut verfügt. Angenommen werden Dissertationen, Magisterarbeiten, Masterarbeiten und Aufsätze. Eine Publikation ist nicht Voraussetzung. Einreichungsfrist ist der 31.06.2017. Später eingereichte Arbeiten bleiben unberücksichtigt. Die Veröffentlichung darf bei Einreichung nicht älter als ein Jahr sein. Unveröffentlichte Arbeiten unterliegen nicht dieser Frist. Bewerber schicken die Arbeiten bitte per pdf an: email (#) --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society (EES) is pleased to announce the following Saturday courses in Cairo, Egypt: -- "Museums Management and Operation" (20 Jan.-10 Feb. 2018) URL -- "Museum Collections Management" (3-31 March 2018) URL * (&) The Workers' Educational Association's course "The Golden Empire of Ancient Egypt" Tutor: John Billman Course dates: 05/10/2017 - 16/11/2017 Session details: 6 sessions for 2 hrs per session, Thursdays at 14:00 Fees: £44.00 Includes accreditation & materials if applicable Venue: Dampier Room, East Coker Village Hall, Halves Lane, East Coker, Somerset BA22 9BS Ref: C3528537 This course will review one of the great periods of ancient Egypt, the New Kingdom including the female Pharaoh Hatshepsut and Ramesses II. More info: URL * (&) Curso de Egipcio Clásico I: Introducción a la escritura jeroglífica Curso de Extensión Universitaria (Extramural Studies) Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) 17 October 2017 – 13 March 2018; on Tuesdays, 16:00–18:00h. Universidad de Alcalá, Colegio de Málaga 2, Aula 2 URL * (&) Curso de Egipcio Clásico II: Curso avanzado de escritura jeroglífica Curso de Extensión Universitaria (Extramural Studies) Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) 18 October 2017 – 14 March 2018; on Wednesdays, 16:00–18:00 h. Universidad de Alcalá, Colegio de Málaga 2, Aula 18 URL * (&) Curso de Literatura de ficción en el antiguo Egipto: Leyendas, viajes y aventuras Curso de Extensión Universitaria (Extramural Studies) Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) 19 October 2017 – 8 March 2018; on Thursdays, 17:00–20:00h (every two weeks) Universidad de Alcalá, Colegio de Málaga 2, Aula 18 URL * (&) Oriental Institute, Chicago - Hybrid Course (= both online and on-site): "Art in Antiquity: An Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology" (6 weeks, starting on October 5, 2017) URL * (&) Curso de Egiptología 2017-2018 de la Asociación Española de Egiptología: “Poder y sociedad en el Antiguo Egipto” Museo de San Isidro-Los Orígenes de Madrid. Plaza de San Andrés, no. 2, MADRID Viernes, del 6 de octubre de 2017 a 4 de mayo de 2018, 19 h. Colaboran: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Museo de San Isidro-Los Orígenes de Madrid y el Templo de Debod URL * (&) Cursos de Lengua Egipcia en la Asociación Española de Egiptología. Colabora: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid URL * (&) HIEROGLYPHICA: A HISTORY OF EGYPTOLOGY Course Description: By the 3rd century BCE, Egypt had already gained an international reputation as the source for wisdom and learning. Pilgrims from across the ancient Mediterranean traveled to Egypt to study ancient texts in its schools and temples. This fascination has continued until the present day and it has been formalized by the academic discipline of Egyptology. In Hieroglyphica: A History of Egyptology, students will explore the history of Egyptomania by tracing its origins in the ancient world to the modern scholars of today through readings, lectures, and discussions. This course is a hybrid course with onsite and online components. Onsite classroom lectures and discussions will be recorded and uploaded for viewing through the online Canvas course. This course is a hybrid course and has simultaneous online and on-site sections. On-site class: This course will run for eight weeks every Thursday from October 5 to November 30 (no class on Thanksgiving Day) at 5:30-7:30pm at the Oriental Institute, Chicago, Room 210. On-line class: October 5-December 3, 2017 Instructor: Dr. Foy Scalf, Head of Research Archives, Oriental Institute Registration required Registration Deadline: September 28 Course Description Link: URL Registration Link: URL * (&) IFAO - Appel à candidature: 3e Académie hiératique, Pharaon dans les ostraca littéraires de Deir al-Medina Organisée par Annie Gasse (CNRS) et Florence Albert (Ifao). 1-5 octobre 2017. But de l’académie. (..) Dossiers de candidature à envoyer au plus tard le 30 mai 2017. URL * (&) Mercia Egyptology Society announce their course for the Summer Term: "Cleopatra and Alexandria" TUESDAYS, 2nd May to 14th June 2017, 7.05 p.m. – 9.05 p.m. or FRIDAYS, 5th May to 17th June 2017, 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. NOTE: There will be no classes on Tuesday 30th May or Friday 3rd June. COST: £40.00 (6 weeks) TUTOR: Miss Angela Torpey, 43, Loudon Avenue, Coundon, Coventry, CV6 1JN, e-mail: angelatorpey@yahoo.co.uk WHERE: Xcel (Leisure) Centre, Mitchell Avenue, Coventry CV4 8DY (off Charter Avenue) (nr. University of Warwick Westwood Site) URL * (&) UCLA’s Near Eastern Language and Cultures Department is offering an intensive Middle Egyptian hieroglyphs summer class (Ancient Near East 122 “Elementary Ancient Egyptian: Intensive”) from June 26- August 4, 2017. The class may be taken in-person on UCLA’s campus or remotely from your computer. No background knowledge or pre-requisites are required to enroll; however, because this class is intensive (the equivalent of an entire academic year of Middle Egyptian in six weeks), students will need to be motivated to keep up with this fast-paced class. This class will be accessible to at all interested parties (you do not need to be a UCLA student), but may be especially useful for students or researchers interested in learning or refreshing their Middle Egyptian. To enroll and learn more about UCLA’s summer fees, policies, etc. please visit: URL If you have questions about the class please email Julia Troche. * (&) An online Archaeoastronomy course is now avaliable. To access the lessons (the course is free of charge) please visit URL More info and a few videos, including Egypt, can be found at the facebook page: URL * (&) Giulio Magli would like to inform you that on the "Open Knowledge" platform of the Politecnico of Milan the MOOC (massive open online course) entitled "Archaeoastronomy: the science of stars and stones" is now avaliable. The course is and will always be 100% free of charge and the lessons are avaliable at any time. It is based on "weeks" made up of short lessons (less than 10 minutes each). The level is undergraduate. Of course Egypt has a key role and an entire "week" is devoted to it. I hope that you will find it useful for your teaching acitivities and that it may contribute to spread a correct approach to this discipline in the general public. To see the promo and access the course: URL * (&) "BLUE: a symposium exploring aspects of life in ancient Egypt" URL Egypt seen through the theme of the colour blue. A selection of 12 lectures presented in a symposium style, by Dr Joyce Tyldesley, Dr Steven Snape, Prof. Paul Nicholson, Dr Glenn Godenho, and Dr Campbell Price. FREE - 3 hour videos. * (&) HieroEducation - offering online Egyptology courses: URL "(..) We’re offering an Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs to begin with, and will be expanding our portfolio of courses from there. (..) The courses are entirely online, and are based around live classes where you can discuss what you’ve learned with your course tutor, and video lectures and other teaching materials (downloadable resources, quizzes and challenges and more) which you can access anytime you like. (..)" Tutor: Dr Joanna Kyffin * (&) A series of free, on-line classes in Egyptology are being offered by U. Manchester: URL --TRIPS & TOURS-- [Only tours organized by non-profit Egyptological organisations (notably if the proceeds go to public education or site excavation/conservation) will be listed here.] * TBA --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * (&) La Universidad de Jaén y el Proyecto Qubbet el-Hawa con la colaboración del Ministerio de Antigüedades, organizan la Escuela de Arqueología en Egipto (Qubbet el-Hawa, Asuán). Se trata de un curso de postgrado para graduados o licenciados tanto egipcios como de cualquier parte del mundo. (..) Las clases y actividades se desarrollarán en la Universidad de Jaén y los trabajos de campo y prácticas se llevarán a cabo en Egipto (Cuatro semanas, marzo-abril 2018). URL +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- Phoenix, November 18, 2017, 06:30-07:15 "Apokalypse in der Bronzezeit: Das Ende der ersten Hochkulturen" -- 3sat, November 20, 2017, 15:30-16:15 "Das Geheimnis der großen Pharaonen" -- Arte, November 23, 2017, 11:40-12:15 "Verschollene Filmschätze: 1965. Hochtief versetzt den Tempel Abu Simbel" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --SOFTWARE & APPS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- * Video (1h 03) of a lecture at the Harvard Semitic Museum: -- "Inside the Tombs of Saqqara: The Ancient Egyptian Burial Site Revealed", by Ramadan B. Hussein (Director, Saqqara Saite Tombs Project, Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies (IANES), University of Tübingen, Germany) - Recorded Sept. 28, 2017 URL * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --MUSIC & THEATRE-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Priory opera performance tells story of Julius Caesar" URL A performance of Handel’s 'Giulio Cesare' at Great Malvern Priory, Malvern (UK), November 24, 2017. +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA ++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- a) American Research Center in Egypt * 68th Annual Meeting of ARCE Abstracts are invited before January 6, 2017. date: April 21-23, 2017 place: Intercontinental at the Plaza Hotel, Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Mo. info: Call for Papers at URL b) ARCE/New York Chapter * "Words in the Landscape: Exploring Egyptian Royal Living-Rock Stelae," by Jennifer Thum (PhD Candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University's Joukowsky Institute) date: September 21, 2017; 6:00 pm place: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, New York (Entrance to 7 Times Square is on Broadway at 42nd Street, next to The Loft. Photo ID is required to enter building. Proceed to the 5th floor Sky Lobby and take the second elevator bank to the 23rd floor reception). costs: RSVP required to email * "Conserving Cairo - 1882 - 2011," by Dr. Nicholas Warner (Research Fellow, American University in Cairo) date: October 12, 2017; 6:00 pm place: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU), 15 East 84th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), New York, New York costs: RSVP required to URL c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * "Voices from the Desert: Ancient Travelers' Rock Graffiti in Kharga Oasis, Egypt," by Dr. Nikolaos Lazaridis (California State University at Sacramento) date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 7:30 pm place: Room 238, Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon costs: free and open to the public info: email e) ARCE/Arizona Chapter * "Fantastic Trees and Where to Find Them: Sourcing Fuel on the Nubian Landscape", by Hannah M. Herrick date: Thursday, October 12th, 2017; 5:30 pm. place: 110 Bannister Bldg., University of Arizona, 1215 E. Lowell St, Tucson AZ costs: free and open to the public. info: URL f) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date: ...., 2016; 1pm - 5pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeoolgy and Anthropology, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA costs: $18 for the general public, $13 for museum members, $8 for ARCE-PA members and students info: URL g) Brown University * Second annual conference for Egyptology graduate students [Reminder:] Graduate students (Masters and PhD) and advanced undergraduates writing a thesis are invited to submit abstracts before August 21, 2017. date: November 11, 2017 place: Rhode Island Hall, room 108 (Joukowsky Institute of Archaeology and the Ancient World), 60 George Street, Providence RI 02912 costs: free and open to all info: URL info: email h) Department of Linguistics, California State University * 46th annual meeting of the North Atlantic Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL 46) Abstracts of papers are invited before January 15, 2018. date: June 1-3, 2018 place: California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA info: URL i) Comité international pour l’Égyptologie (CIPEG) International Council of Museums (ICOM) * CIPEG Annual Meeting: "The Role of Curators in Museum Research and Exhibits: Tradition, Change, and Looking to the Future" date: 5-8 September 2017 place: Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago info: URL info: programme and abstracts are now online [in PDF] at URL and URL j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2017; 3 pm place: NES Lounge, Room 254, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley Campus (near the intersection of Bancroft Way and Barrow Lane) costs: no charge, but donations are very welcome. info: email URL k) Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California Berkeley * "What really happened to the Lost Army of Cambyses? An answer from the recent excavations at Amheida, Dakhla Oasis", by Prof. Olaf Kaper (Leiden University) Sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. date: Friday, May 26, 2017; 3.30 pm place: 479 Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley info: email l) Yale University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) * William Kelly Simpson Memorial Colloquium date: October 7, 2017; 1:00 - 7:00 pm. place: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven info: program (in HTML) at URL info: program (in JPG) at URL m) Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology University of California, Berkeley URL * "Hidden Treasures: An Evening Exploring the Egyptian Collection at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum" date: October 28, 2017; 6:30 pm info: URL "Fundraiser benefiting the Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. Experience rarely exhibited Egyptian objects up close and personal, with special tours offered to see masterpieces in the Museum's behind-the-scenes storage areas. Cuisine from Al Masri Egyptian Restaurant, beer from Pyramid Brewery, and other refreshments are included with your ticket. You will also be able to explore the current exhibit, People Made These Things: Connecting With the Makers of Our World." costs: tickets at URL n) ARCE/New England Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2016; 6:00 PM place: Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Building, Room 224, 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 info: email --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: .., 2016; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2016; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2016; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2016; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: email URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) British Museum * Annual Egyptological colloquium: "Asyut through time: conflict and culture in Middle Egypt" date: 20-21 July 2017 place: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, costs: tickets £50 info: programme at URL b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * Joint EES / Friends of the Petrie Museum Study Day: "Deir el-Medina: news from the field and beyond" Speakers: Dr Cédric Gobeil and Dr Anne-Claire Salmas, of the IFAO mission at Deir el-Medina. date: Saturday, 2 December 2017; 10:00-17:30 place: G6 Institute of Archaeology, UCL costs: £35 for EES & Friends of the Petrie Museum / £40 guests / £15 full-time students info: programme and registration form at URL c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * EES Study Day: "Howard Carter and his Circle" Followed by the EES AGM. date: Saturday 7th October 2017; 9:00 am - 7:00 pm place: Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH costs: Members £28.00 (Students £19.00), Non-members £33.00 (Student Non-members £23.00) info: URL * TBA date: ..... 2017; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm place: EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG costs: members GBP 10 (students GBP 5), non-members GBP 12 (students GBP 6) info: URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * TBA date: .. 2016; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 * TBA date: ... 2016; 18:00 place: Priory Road Lecture Theatre, 12 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU costs: free for members, £2.00 for non-members. info: URL e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ... 2016; 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm start place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: members £3.00, non-members £6.00 info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Swansea University * "Views of an Antique Land: Photographing Egypt and Palestine in the First World War", by Prof. Paul Nicholson and Dr Steven Mills date: Wednesday 15th November 2017; 7.00 pm place: Fulton House 2 Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: Free for members, £3.00 non-members info: Telephone 01792 295960 g) Manchester Egyptology Society * TBA date: .. 2016; 7.45 pm place: Pendulum Hotel, Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB info: URL h) University of Birmingham * Conference: "Tea with the Sphinx: Defining the Field of Ancient Egypt Reception Studies" Abstracts of papers are invited before 5 June 2017. date: 1st & 2nd September 2017 place: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS info: Call for Papers at URL info: email i) Kemet Klub * TBA date: ..., 2017 place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR costs: £34 info: booking with email j) TBA * 1st International Conference on Birds in Ancient Egypt date: postponed [was: 3 - 6 April 2017] place: TBA, Swansea info: email k) University of Cambridge * 2nd Sudan Studies Postgraduate Conference Postgraduate and postdoctoral reseachers working on subjects with a focus on Sudan (ancient and modern) are invited to send abstracts of papers/posters before 5 January 2018. date: Saturday, 5 May 2018; 9 AM - 6 PM place: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing St, CB2 3ER Cambridge, Cambridgeshire info: email l) UCL Institute of Archaeology 'World Archaeology Research Group' * "The Wonderful Things of Punt: excavations at the 12th Dynasty harbour of Saww, modern Mersa / Wadi Gawasis", by Prof. Kathryn Bard date: Thursday 2 March 2017; 5pm place: G6 Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: all welcome, but seating is limited info: URL m) Egypt Exploration Society AND University of Manchester * Fourth British Egyptology Congress (BEC4) date: 7-9 September 2018 info: URL n) Essex Egyptology Group URL * TBA date: Saturday 8th April 2017 place: Sprint Lodge Community Centre, Witham, Essex info: further details and booking at email o) Manchester Museum * Annual Egyptology Study Day "Children in Ancient Egypt" date: Saturday 10th February 2018; c. 9:30-16:30 place: Kanaris Lecture Theatre, the Manchester Museum, Oxford Road costs: £30.; booking at URL info: programme at URL p) University of Oxford * "Invisible Archaeologies: forgotten aspects of life in Ancient Egypt and Nubia" A one-day inter-disciplinary conference for Postgraduates and Early Career researchers, working on Ancient Egypt and Nubia. Keynote Lecture by Professor David Wengrow. date: Friday, 17th November 2017; 08:30 – 20:30 GMT place: The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AW costs: register at URL info: email q) Egyptian Society Taunton * TBA date: ...., 2017; doors open at 1.30 pm for 2 pm start. place: The Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4EP, UK costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £7.50 info: URL * TBA date: ... 2017; 2pm start. place: St James Church, St James Street, Taunton, Somerset costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £8 info: URL r) West Midlands Egyptology Society (WMES) * TBA date: ... 2016; 6.45 pm (doors open 6.00pm) place: Perry Beeches II: The Free School, 156 Newhall St, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1SJ costs: £3.50 (£2.50 students) info: URL s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ... 2017; 12:45pm place: Room 301, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ costs: £5 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2017; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £5 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £5 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society (Oxon, Berks, Bucks) URL * TBA date: ... 2017; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ costs: open to non-members (£3 donation) info: URL * TB date: ... 2017; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ costs: open to non-members (£3 donation) info: URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) info: URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JBA costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) * TBA. date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: .. 2017; 15:00 place: Leemans-zaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden info: URL info: email b) - c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * TBA e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Ägyptologie (BAJA) * Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Aegyptologie 2017 (BAJA 8): "Narrative: Geschichte - Mythos - Repräsentation" date: 1-3 December 2017 place: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin info: registration before 5 November with email b) - c) - d) - e) Ägyptologisches Seminar Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften Freie Universität Berlin * "49. Neue Forschungen zur ägyptischen Kultur und Geschichte" & "Erman-Tag 2017" date: 3 November 2017 place: Brugsch-Pascha-Saal, Archäologisches Zentrum, Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 6, 10117 Berlin info: Call for Papers (PDF) at URL Deadline is 1 October 2017 f) Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München * 11th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (11ICAANE) Deadline for submission of proposals for papers, workshops and posters is 31 July 2017. date: 3–7 April 2018 place: LMU München info: email info: 1st circular is at URL --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 * TBA b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * TBA c) Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO) 37 rue al-Cheikh Aly Youssef, Cairo, Egypt 11441 * "Les reines de l'Ancien Empire et leurs pyramides : découvertes récentes de la Mission archéologique franco-suisse de Saqqara", by Prof. Philippe Collombert (l’Université de Genève) date: Sunday, October 29, 2017; 6 PM - 7:30 PM UTC+02 info: URL d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2017; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) The t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology * TBA date: ... 2016; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * "Swimmers in the Sand" (lecture in English), by Dr. Miroslav Barta date: Monday, October 30, 2017; 6:30 pm place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, Ministry of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek costs: free and open to all info: URL info: email g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 6 p.m. info: RSVP at email h) Writing and Scripts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina 21526 El Chatby, Alexandria * TBA date: ... 2016; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2016; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email j) Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw Research Centre in Cairo * "Monks and Plants: An Archaeobotanical Study of Monastic Egypt", by Dr Mennat-Allah El Dorry (PCMA-IFAO Postdoctoral Fellow) date: Tuesday, 14th of November 2017; 7:00 p.m. place: Research Centre in Cairo, PCMA, 11, Mahalla St., Heliopolis info: URL info: URL k) Science of Ancient Egyptian Materials and Techologies (SAEMT) * First International Conference on the Science of Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technologies Deadline for abstracts of papers is 15 January 2017 [was: 20 November 2016]. date: 4-6 November 2017 place: El Manial Palace, Cairo info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL info: programme at URL l) - m) Research Centre in Cairo Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw 11 Mahalla st., Cairo –Heliopolis, Egypt * TBA date: .. 2017; 6 p.m. place: Research Centre in Cairo, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW, 11 Mahalla St., Cairo - Heliopolis info: email --ITALY-- a) Museo Egizio Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123, Torino * TBA date: .. 2017; 6:00 p.m. place: Sala Conferenze, Museo Egizio di Torino costs: free and open to all info: URL b) World Congress on Mummy Studies * The 10th World Congress on Mummy Studies date: TBA, 2020 place: TBA, Bolzano, Italy info: source - URL c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2016; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) Istituto Italiano per la Civiltà Egizia * XVII Convegno di Egittologia e Papirologia date: 28 September 2017 - 1 October 2017 place: Museo del Papiro “Corrado Basile”, ex convento di Sant’Agostino in Ortigia, Via Nizza n. 14 – 96100 Siracusa info: programme at URL e) University of Pisa * TBA date: ..., 2017; 12.00 am place: Aula CAR 1, Palazzo Carità, University of Pisa, Via Pasquale Paoli 9 – 56126 Pisa info: URL info: email f) Amici e Collaboratori del Museo Egizio di Torino (ACME) * “Deir el-Medina 2.0: A Reassessment of the Site’s Archaeology and History in the Light of our Most Recent Discoveries”/ "Deir el-Medina 2.0: Un riesame dell’archeologia e della storia del sito alla luce delle nostre più recenti scoperte,” by Cédric Gobeil (Egypt Exploration Society) Lecture delivered in English, with simultaneous translation in Italian. date: 18 December 2017; 18.00-19.30 place: Sala Conferenze, Museo Egizio di Torino costs: free and open to all info: email info: URL --FRANCE-- a) Musée du Louvre 75058 Paris * "Les musées du Caire : des collections en mouvement", by Dr Khaled el-Enani (Minister of Antiquities, Egypt) date: 7 December 2017; 12h30 place: Auditorium du Louvre, 75001 Paris 01 costs: EUR 9.80, reservations for sale online info: URL --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA b) Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba Doctor Esquerdo, 16 - 6º derecha, Madrid 28028 * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:00 place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Pso. habana, 40), Madrid costs: free, but reservation is advisable info: URL c) ALO Congress, S.L. Numancia, 73, 7ºC2, 08029 Barcelona * "Third International Conference on Pharmacy and Medicine in Ancient Egypt" Abstract submission deadline is 30 Juny 2018. date: 25-26 October 2018 place: Barcelona info: URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) - --DENMARK-- a) - --SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ...; 18:30 place: Hörsaal KO2 F 150, Universität Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich costs: open for members, students, and the general public. info: email b) Université de Genève Unité d'Egyptologie et Copte * Workshop: "Earlier Egyptian Inscriptions : Materiality, Locality, Landscape" date: 7-9 septembre 2017 place: Bât. Colladon, 1er étage, Rue Daniel-Colladon 2, Genève info: URL info: programme at URL --GREECE-- a) - --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * "Origins 6: Sixth International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt" Deadline for abstracts of papers is 28th of February 2016. date: 10-15 September 2017 place: Vienna costs: registration will be closed on Monday, 28th of August URL info: the final programme is now [in PDF] available at URL info: URL info: 2nd Call for Papers at URL info: email info: the preliminary programme is now [in PDF] available at URL Poster presentations [PDF]: URL info: the updated preliminary programme is now [in PDF] available at URL --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA --BRAZIL-- a) - --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Charles University, Prague * Conference: “The Crossroads III – A Stranger in the House. Foreigners in Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Societies of the Bronze Age” Abstracts of paper are invited before February 1, 2018. date: September 10-13, 2018. place: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague info: URL * Conference: Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) 2018 Abstracts are invited before 3 December 2017. date: 25-28 June 2018 place: Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Celetná Street 20, Prague info: email info: URL --POLAND-- a) - --PERU-- a) - --SOUTH AFRICA-- a) The Egyptian Society of South Africa URL * TBA date: ... 2017; 19h30 place: St George's Grammar School in Mowbray info: email +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH URL * “The Mummies: From Egypt to Toledo” date: February 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018 Exhibition of two ancient Egyptian mummies, together with about 50 artefacts from the museum’s current collection as well as objects that are on loan from other institutions. info: URL "The ancient Egyptian mummies brought to the Toledo Museum of Art more than 100 years ago by the institution’s founder will return to public view early next year. The two mummified humans, last placed on exhibit at the museum in 2010, were purchased and brought to Toledo in 1906 by Florence and Edward Drummond Libbey, TMA’s founder, after the couple traveled Egypt. (..) The show will feature three segments: the ancient Egyptian religion, egyptomania, and the burial practices of Egyptians. (..) In addition to Egyptian antiquities from the period, the co-curators said they hope to display clips of movie trailers and other memorabilia from earlier periods, and photos, and journals from the Libbeys’ travels. (..)" b) Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: October 6, 2018 – January 27, 2019 One of the touring exhibitions with some 1,000 replicas of KV62 objects. info: source - URL c) - d) The Harvard Semitic Museum 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 URL * “Recreating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres” date: February 11, 2016 - ongoing Centerpiece is a reproduction of Hetepheres' chair. info: URL With photo gallery and video. e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "A Woman's Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt" date: December 15, 2016 - long-term [was: till March 24, 2017] Exhibition with 25 ancient Egyptian artefacts that explore the differences between male and female access to the afterlife. info: URL info: press release [PDF] at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Egyptian medicine taught that an entombed woman faced a biological barrier to rebirth. The ancient Egyptians believed that in human reproduction it was The Man who created the fetus, and transferred it to the woman during intercourse. This ultimately made rebirth impossible for a woman alone. To overcome this perceived problem a priest ritually transformed a woman's mummy into a man long enough to create a fetus. The ritual for this transformation required representing a woman with red skin on her coffin--- the color normally assigned to a man. Furthermore, artisans inscribed the coffin with spells that addressed the woman in masculine pronouns for a priest to recite. The use of "male" color and strategically inflected language had the power to change her gender in the coffin. A woman later returned to her original female state and incubated herself for rebirth into the afterlife as a woman. (..)" URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The show demonstrates this concept with a coffin from the museum’s collection (around 1292-1190 BC), which portrays the deceased with male skin (conventionally red) on the coffin’s exterior—addressed by four gods using a masculine pronoun—and with female skin (conventionally yellow) on the mummy’s mask. Around 25 objects from the museum’s collection are on view, including pieces never before exhibited, like a collar with Atum, a male god who created the world all on his own. There is also a statuette of Atum holding his erect phallus in his hand, which is a feminine word in Egyptian. “This is the way [he created the world]—quite literally, masturbating,” Bleiberg says. Other objects, like two wooden statues, show that females are once again treated as women when they enter the afterlife, despite their portrayal with male attributes on their coffins. There are also statues of Osiris and Isis. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL * "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt" date: September 29, 2017 - January 21, 2018. The exhibition clarifies the role animals, and images of animals, played in the Egyptian natural and supernatural world through 30 mummified birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other animals and more than 65 objects related to the ritual use of animal mummies. info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL with slideshow. info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL nfo: English press report at URL "(..) [The exhibition] includes not only 30 examples (and a solitary human one for comparison), but also coffins and funerary jars, along with related sculptures, decorative objects, offering tables and inscribed slabs. There is also one distinctly 21st-century touch: CT scans showing — sometimes surprisingly — what is really inside those containers and linen wrappings.(..)" info: English press reports at URL URL URL f) Kelsey Museum of Archeology University of Michigan, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390. (The public entrance is on Maynard Street.) URL * “Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile” date: August 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020 This exhibition explores the times and places in which Kushite graffiti were inscribed (on temples, pyramids, and other monumental structures), through photos, text, and interactive media presentations. At the heart of the show are the hundreds of Meroitic graffiti recently discovered in a rock-cut temple by the Kelsey expedition to El Kurru. info: URL * “Excavating Archaeology at the University of Michigan, 1817-2017” date: October 18, 2017 – May 27 [was: January 21], 2018 This exhibition will explore the history of archaeology and museums at the University of Michigan for the past 200 years and look forward to the future of archaeology and museums at Michigan in the coming century. The exhibition will rely on carefully chosen objects, archival documents and images, and other illustrative materials to examine moments in the history of the University of Michigan’s involvements in archaeology and the location of archaeology in the museum environment. info: URL * “Jim Cogswell Cosmogonic Tattoos” date: (exterior) June 2, 2017 - December 17, 2017 (interior) June 2, 2017 – September 10, 2017 A two-site public window installation on the glass walls of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), created by the artist Jim Cogswell, who drew inspiration from Kelsey artifacts, including ancient Egyptian objects. The gallery exhibition at the Kelsey is a portal to the process of designing that project and a link to the objects in the museums upon which the project was based. info: Exterior (window): URL Interior special exhibition (gallery): URL With a video. g) The Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 URL * “Pyramids & Sphinxes” date: February 6, 2016 - May 24, 2016 Exhibition of 19th century images (paintings and photos) of ancient Egyptian monuments. info: URL info: English press report at URL With some 19th c. and 20th c. photos of monuments. * “Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt” date: March 13, 2016 - June 12, 2016 Exhibition of ancient Egyptian objects on loan from the British Museum, supplemented by key works from the Cleveland collection. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "The current exhibition encompasses 157 works that trace 3,000 year of ancient Egyptian history and culture. The show is an expanded version of a traveling exhibition organized by the British Museum that toured England and Scotland in 2011-13. (..)" With a photo gallery (24 artefacts). URL With a video of a TV report about the opening. info: English press report at URL With a video of a TV report (view of displays). URL "(..) It includes more than 150 artworks and objects, ranging from jewelry to monumental sculpture, from the British Museum, as well as masterworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection. (...)" Description of the 10 thematic sections. URL Picture gallery (24 photos). URL Picture gallery (39 photos). URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL With a photo of one of the objects on display: "Seated statue of Pharaoh Seti II" info: English press report at URL info: English blog report, with review, at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL "The Cleveland Museum of Art is extending its hours of operation June 7-June 12 to offer visitors additional times to view Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt.(..)" URL URL URL Photo gallery (25 pics). h) Norton Simon Museum 411 West Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91105 URL * “RIP: On Art and Mourning” date: September 8, 2017 - November 27, 2017 The exhibition includes a range of objects that explore how artists respond to death and that span centuries and customs. Among them a highly decorated Egyptian coffin of a woman named Tarutu, a singer in the Temple of Amun (c. 1100–500 BCE), and an encaustic portrait of a young unnamed man, painted in Egypt in the Greco-Roman style (second century CE). info: URL URL info: English press report at URL i) Oriental Institute Museum 1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637 * “The Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt” date: October 3, 2017 - March 31, 2018 The exhibition, of more than 50 objects, explores what the Book of the Dead was, what it was believed to do, how it worked, how was it was made, and what happened to it. info: URL "(..) The show features two spectacular Books of the Dead — one 41 feet long — which are shown in their entirely for the first time in nearly a century. A recreation of a burial with a rarely exhibited mummy shows how so many objects inscribed with the Book of the Dead literally surrounded the deceased, some spells being written on linen bandages, others on amulets that were placed on the mummy, yet others on bricks that were embedded in the walls of the burial chamber. (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL j) - k) Museum of Fine Arts Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 URL * “Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry” date: February 14, 2017 – August 19, 2018 Exhibition of about 70 objects (both ancient and revival) tracing the revival movement from the 19th to the 21st centuries. The exhibition focuses on four types: archaeological, Classical, Egyptian, and Renaissance. info: URL "(..) Highlights include a 1924 brooch, on loan from Cartier, paired with an Egyptian winged scarab (740–660 BC) with a similar design (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) [The exhibition] will feature 80 glittery pieces by Castellani, Tiffany & Co., Bulgari and Cartier, spanning from antiquity to today, and is meant to demonstrate that the revivalist narrative did not end in the early 20th century. (..) It relies mostly on the museum’s collection a well as 17 loans from private collections. (..) Despite the fact that jewelry from the 19th and early 20th centuries explored many different revival styles, the MFA exhibition focuses on four — archaeological (inspired by newly excavated art and artifacts), Renaissance, Egyptian and Classical. (..)" info: English press report at URL With a photo of a Cartier broach with winged scarab design. l) University Museum, San Francisco State University c/o Museum Studies Program, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 * Opening of the Global Museum (incl. reopening the Sutro Egyptian collection) date: late 2017 [was: Spring 2017] - ongoing info: URL URL info: press reports at URL "The Sutro Egyptian and Treganza collection will be moved as part of the University Museum’s relocation into the Fine Arts building next semester for specialized care and greater student accessibility. (..) The Museum Studies gallery is [currently] located on the fifth floor of the Humanities building which, according to Museum Studies Professor and Director Edward Luby, has been inaccessible to students and local families who want to visit the museum. (..)" URL "The University Museum’s plan to move two collections into the Fine Arts Building this spring have been postponed until fall 2015, allowing artifacts to be temporarily loaned to other museums and galleries until the grand opening. The Treganza and Sutro Egyptian collections were originally scheduled for a spring 2015 move into FA 203. (..) The Sutro Egyptian collection, which is currently housed in the fifth floor of the Humanities Building at the University Museum, has no plans to reopen before the move but a few items will be loaned to the San Francisco International Airport Museum (..)" info: online database of the Sutro Collection of Egyptian Antiquities that includes ca. 700 objects (incl. two intact mummies) - URL m) - n) Newark Museum 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102-3176 URL * “Reopening Art of the Ancient Mediterranean Cultures” date: Fall 2017 - Ongoing info: URL "The Museum's art of the ancient Mediterranean cultures — Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome — includes one of the finest collections of ancient glass in the nation as well as classical antiquities that illustrates glassmaking over a 2,500 year period. The Egyptian Collection features the mummy case of Henet-Mer (pictured at left), as well as sculpture, writing and funerary objects that provide a view of life in ancient Egypt, from Neolithic times through the Roman period. Unusual holdings of the Coptic art of Christian Egypt include rare textiles, pottery, sculpture and paintings." The Egyptian collection is modest: URL o) Bowdoin College Museum of Art 9400 College Station, Brunswick ME 04011 URL * "AEGYPTUS: Egypt in the Greco-Roman World" date: February 2, 2017 - July 15, 2018 Exhibition about Egypt in the Greco-Roman period. info: URL info: English press report at URL With video about a 2nd c. Fayum Portrait. info: English press report at URL With description of the displays. p) Texas Museum of Science and Technology 1220 Toro Grande Dr., Cedar Park TX, 78613 URL * “Tutankhamun: Wonderful things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” date: November 12, 2016 - TBA Travelling exhibition that features 124 (131) replicas of items from Tutankhamun's tomb. It has been at many North- American venues since 1996, most recently at Grey Roots Museum and Archive, Owen Sound, ON (May 7, 2016 - October 3, 2016). Will travel to the Cranbrook Institute of Science (February 3, 2017 - September 3, 2017). info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL q) The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, URL * “Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis” date: October 11, 2017 – September 30, 2018 The exhibition will feature some 30 works from the excavations of the MMA in the Kharga Oasis, at sites dating to the third and seventh centuries A.D., a time of transition between the Roman and early Byzantine periods. On view will be ceramics, ostraca (pottery shards used as writing surfaces), jewelry from burials, glassware, coins, copies of frescoes with early Christian images, and early 20th-century site photography. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL r) Smithsonian's Freer | Sackler 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: October 14, 2017 – January 15, 2018 The exhibition explores the role of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through nearly thirty different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - November 28, 2015), Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio (June 17, 2016 – September 11, 2016), the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (October 7, 2016 – January 8, 2017), and McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Knoxville, TN (February 4, 2017 – May 7, 2017). info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL Featuring a cat mummy. info: English press report at URL With several photos of objects. info: English press report at URL With some images. info: English press report at URL s) Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322 URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: February 10, 2018 – November 11, 2018 The exhibition explores the role of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through nearly thirty different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - November 28, 2015), Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio (June 17, 2016 – September 11, 2016), the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (October 7, 2016 – January 8, 2017), McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Knoxville, TN (February 4, 2017 – May 7, 2017), Smithsonian's Freer | Sackler, D.C. (October 14, 2017 – January 15, 2018). info: source - URL info: URL t) - u) - v) The Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679 URL * "Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World" [was: “Egypt–Greece–Rome: Cultures in Contact”] date: March 27, 2018 – September 9, 2018 The exhibition explores the artistic interplay between these three cultures from the Bronze Age to Roman times (2000 BC–AD 300). info: URL "(..) The installation includes royal Egyptian stone vessels sent to Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, Archaic Greek pottery and sculpture inspired by Egyptian models, superb portraits in Egyptian and Greek style created during Greek rule in Egypt, and remarkable religious images and luxury goods in made for Roman patrons in Italy." info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The largest museums of the world will lend approximately 200 artifacts for the exhibition (..) which examines the relations that developed among the civilizations from the Late Bronze Age to the post Roman era with focus on Egypt. Greece was asked to lend 25 antiquities and the Central Archaeological Council agreed to offer 20 of them. The five antiquities that will not be sent to the United States are very fragile or emblematic works such as the marble statue of Antinoos from Marathon that belongs to the National Archaeological Museum’s Egyptian Collection. (..)" info: English press report at URL w) - x) Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: May 27, 2017 - January 7, 2018 Exhibition with a recreation of KV62 and some 1,000 replicas of KV62 items. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The first 20 minutes of the exhibition are a timed experience in which visitors move along through the tomb scenes with an audio guide based on Carter’s diary. (..)" URL Interview with Dr. Bob Brier about the exhibition. info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With video. info: English press report at URL y) - z) - za) Yale University Art Gallery 1111 Chapel St New Haven, CT URL * “ ‘Drink That You May Live’: Ancient Glass fromthe Yale University Art Gallery” date: August 4, 2017 – November 12, 2017 Exhibition about ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern glass: the technical evolution of ancient glassmaking and how and by whom ancient glass was used. With 130 vessels and fragments. info: URL info: slideshow of objects (including ancient Egyptian ones) at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With slideshow. zb) Legion of Honor Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 URL * “The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine” date: May 14, 2016 – August 26, 2018 The exhibition makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies (Irethorrou and “Hatason”). Besides an interactive virtual dissection table there are amulets and tomb furnishings on display. info: URL * “Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World” date: October 28, 2017 – January 7, 2018 This travelling exhibition will offer an astonishing look at Classical sculpture swathed in their original vibrant colors - with original sculpture from the Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. info: URL info: English press report at URL zc) - zd) The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 * “Ancient Mediterranean Cultures in Contact” date: October 20, 2017 - April 29, 2018 The exhibition will feature an impressive array of Roman, Egyptian, Greek, and Etruscan objects and dives into a time when borders opened and civilizations began to interact. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: February 24, 2018 – January 2019 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016) and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (October 8, 2016 – February 5, 2017). info: URL ze) Union Station 30 West Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO. 64108 URL * “Mummies of the World” date: June 20, 2017 - January 1, 2018 [prolongation; was: till November 27, 2017] The travelling exhibition with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 150 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. It was at many venues in the USA, most recently the Leonardo, Salt Lake City (December 18, 2015 - March 6, 2016), Bowers Museum, Santa Ana (March 19, 2016 - September 5, 2016), and Houston Museum of Natural Science (September 24, 2016 – May 29, 2017). info: URL info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) What does a mummy’s skin feel like? Visitors are able to touch a mummy skin and objects to compare: naturally preserved skin, bog bones, bog body skin, embalmed skin, linen, and preserved fur. (..)" With 3 photo slideshow. info: English press report at URL The longer opening is confirmed at URL "Open thru end of 2017" zf) Utah Museum of Fine Arts Marcia & John Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0350 URL * “Reopening museum” date: August 26, 2017 - Ongoing The museum has ancient Egyptian objects (models, stelae, jewellery, amulets, statuettes, a coffin) and Coptic items (e.g. textiles) in its permanent collections. info: URL info: cp. their Online database ‘Egypt’ at URL zg) COSI - Center of Science and Industry 333 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 URL * “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” date: May 2018 - September 2018 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia (January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016), the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane (September 24, 2016 – January 6, 2017) and the Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale (February 2017 - April 2017). info: source - URL zh) American Museum of Natural History Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024 URL * “Mummies: Images of the Afterlife” date: March 20 [was: 18], 2017 – January 7, 2018 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016), Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (February 19, 2016 – September 5, 2016), and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (October 14, 2016 – February 5, 2017). info: URL info: source (PDF) - URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "An Egyptian mummy named the Gilded Lady may be more than 2,000 years old, but visitors can gaze into her brown eyes and admire her dark, curly hair (..). Patrons can't see the Gilded Lady's actual face, of course, but they can look at her exquisitely preserved mummy, including a gleaming gold-painted mask. Nearby is a life-size plastic replica of her skull, created from 3D-printed images of a computed tomography (CT) scan of the mummy's head. (..)" URL With photos. URL With photos at: URL URL With video. URL With slideshow. URL URL "On tour from the Field Museum in Chicago, the exhibit not only showcases the ritually preserved bodies and accompanying artifacts of 18 ancient Egyptians and Peruvians from the pre-Columbia era, but the modern technology that makes them more accessible than ever. (..)" With photos and videos of CT-scan imaging and interactive stations. URL URL URL URL URL With 'teaser' video. URL With a video (interview with the curator). info: Italian press report at URL info: German press report at URL URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL zi) Art Museum of the University of Memphis 142 Communication and Fine Arts Bldg., 3750 Norriswood, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152-3200 * The Egyptian Gallery is closed date: April 24, 2017 - August 19, 2017. info: URL --CANADA-- a) Musée de la civilisation 85, rue Dalhousie, Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2 URL * “My 2000-year-old Double” date: October 24, 2018 - May 12, 2019 [was: May 23, 2018 - April 14, 2019} Exhibition in which 25-30 photographs of contemporary faces will be matched with works from the Greco-Roman and Egyptian collections of the Musée d'art et d'histoire in Geneva and the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art. info: URL b) Royal British Columbia Museum 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 URL * “Pharaoh - Life in Ancient Egypt” date: 2018 The exhibition includes 400 exhibits from international lenders, with 11 models of ancient Egyptian temples and 22 media stations to take visitors on a journey along the Nile. Currently in Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rosenheim (24 March 2017 - 17 December 2017). info: source - URL URL URL c) Pointe-à-Callière, Cité d'archéologie et d'histoire de Montréal 350 Place Royale, Viex-Montréal (Québec), H2Y 3Y5 URL * "Reines d’Égypte" [Queens of Egypt] date: 10 April 2018 - 4 November 2018 Exhibition with 350 artefacts dealing with royal women (e.g., Nefertari, Ahmes-Nefertari, Tawosret, Hatshepsut), on loan from several museums, notably the Museo Egizio di Torino. It seems to be a variation of the exhibition that was in the Grimaldi Forum Monaco ("Reines d'Egypte", July 12, 2008 - September 10, 2008) and the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden ("Koninginnen van de Nijl", 18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017). Will later go to American venues. info: URL info: source - French press report at URL --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT * “Exporting Egypt: where, why, whose?” date: 31 January 2017 - 29 April 2017 Exhibition that charts the politics of distribution of British excavations in Egypt between the 1880's and the 1980's. info: URL info: URL "(..) This website provides the story behind this dispersal. It is a resource for museums, researchers, and the public so that these widely spread artefacts might be re-located and better understood. (..)" b) Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NU URL * "Animal Mummies Uncovered" date: 29 April 2017 - 13 January 2018 Exhibition of some 60 Ancient Egyptian animal mummies, on loan from Manchester Museum, including results of X-rayings and CT scanning. Earlier as “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” at Manchester Museum (8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016), Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (14 May 2016 - 4 September 2016), and World Museum, Liverpool (14 October 2016 – 26 February 2017). info: URL info: English press report at URL c) Touchstones Rochdale Heritage Gallery Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ URL * "Ancient Egypt: Life along the River Nile" date: 27 May 2017 - 21 April 2018 The exhibition features objects from Rochdale’s own ancient Egyptian collection, many of the items having been excavated by Sir Flinder Petrie: vessels and pots, amulets, jewellery, mirrors, tools and animal mummies. info: URL d) Barnsley Museums URL * "Gods’ Land in God’s County: Ancient Egypt in Yorkshire" date: 23 September 2017 - 20 January 2018 venue: Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre, Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley S70 2TA Through a multitude of artefacts selected from museum collections across Yorkshire, this exhibition highlights the longstanding connection between Egypt and Yorkshire’s historians and archaeologists. info: URL info: [PDF] URL info: programme of related events (tours, study days, etc.) at URL info: English press report at URL With a video of a short exhibition tour by Joann Fletcher. * "From Sackville Street to the Valley of the Kings: The Art of Harold Jones" date: 23 September 2017 - 6 January 2018 venue: Cooper Gallery, Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AH Exhibition of colourful paintings of tomb interiors and skilful drawings of finds made by Ernest Harold Jones, plus an archive of family material, all on loan from Carmarthen Museum. Ernest Harold Jones, born in Barnsley in 1877, undertook several excavations in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. info: URL info: [PDF] URL * "Resurrecting Ancient Egypt: A Monumental Yorkshire Journey" date: 28 October 2017 – 18 February 2018 venue: Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT Exhibition of photographs of Egyptianizing monuments in Yorkshire, curated by Joann Fletcher. info: URL info: [PDF] URL e) The Atkinson Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB * "Adventures in Egypt – Mrs Goodison & Other Travellers" date: 23 September 2017 - 10 March 2018 The exhibition combines objects from Mrs Goodison’s collection with masterpieces from UK and international collections (British Museum, Manchester Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, The Brooklyn Museum, USA, etc). Evoking the bustling Egyptian tourist scene of the 1890s, loans of sketches, letters, and objects will link Mrs Goodison with pioneering female collectors, writers, and excavators, including Amelia Edwards, founder of the Egypt Exploration Society. The exhibition will reunite Egyptian objects from the British Museum and the Petrie Museum that have not been seen together since their excavation over 120 years ago. info: URL info: video, featuring curator Tom Hardwick, at URL info: English press report at URL f) Sir John Soane's Museum 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP URL * "Egypt Uncovered: Belzoni and the Tomb of Pharaoh Seti I" date: 11 October 2017 - 14 April 2018 Exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the re-discovery of the sarcophagus of Seti I in 1817. info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The exhibition will feature a high-resolution 3D digital scan of the sarcophagus [of Seti I] by Factum Arte, with a display of the real fragments of its broken lids. info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With some photos. g) - h) - i) - j) Victoria Gallery and Museum University of Liverpool, Ashton Street, Liverpool L69 3DR URL * “Book of the Dead: Passport through the Underworld” date: 21 October 2017 - September 2018 Exhibition that takes a journey through the ancient Egyptian underworld, via magical amulets, coffins and papyri. Recently at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology, Liverpool (19th May 2017 - 13th September 2017). info: URL info: English blog entry with a review and many photos - URL k) National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF * Closure of the Ancient Egypt Gallery for redevelopment date: 1 September 2014 - early 2019 [was: Autumn, 2018] info: URL info: URL "(..) two new galleries to open in 2018. The two galleries will showcase internationally important Ancient Egypt and East Asian collections. (..)" info: source - URL * "Ancient Egypt Rediscovered" - Re-Opening of the Ancient Egypt Gallery date: early 2019 - ongoing info: English press report at URL "(..) The two new galleries for Ancient Egyptian and East Asian artefacts at the National Museum of Scotland (..) have just secured a £1m Lottery funding boost and will house around 1,200 objects (..). Due to open at the Edinburgh museum in early 2019, [they] are part of the final stage in an £80m revamp project. (..)" With photos of some of the objects that will be on display (incl. a Gold signet ring with the name of Queen Nefertiti) l) Bolton Museum Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE URL * Closure for refurbishing a new Ancient Egyptian Gallery ("Eternal Egypt") date: 1 December 2016 - TBA, 2018 info: English press report at URL "The transformation of Bolton Museum to showcase its Ancient Egyptian treasures in a new multi-million pound gallery will start in December. Exhibitions and collections will be moved downstairs for visitors to enjoy while the upstairs is closed during the work. The new gallery Eternal Egypt will be built in the museum's current art gallery, history centre and temporary exhibition gallery. The centre piece will be the reproduction of the burial chamber of Thutmose III and the gallery will depict Bolton’s important links to ancient Egypt in a family-friendly and interactive exhibition. The museum — which is situated on the top floor of the building — will be closed to the public for the duration of the £3.5 million project. The main closure will come into effect on Thursday, December 1 (..). The museum is due to reopen to the public in 2018. (..)" With slideshow. * Opening of a new Ancient Egyptian Gallery ("Eternal Egypt") date: TBA, 2018 info: English press report at URL With images of how the new gallery will look. info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL With slideshow of designs. URL URL "Fresh designs for Bolton Museum’s new Egyptology gallery have been drawn up for consideration and we’d like to know what you think of them! (..)" With drawings of designs. m) Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery * Closure for redevelopment date: 3 September 2016 - Spring 2020 info: English press report at URL "(..) The History Centre project will see the Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library and St Luke’s Church buildings transformed into a brand new cultural and heritage attraction. (..)" n) Grant Museum of Zoology 21 University St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6^DE URL * “The Museum of Ordinary Animals - The boring beasts that changed the world” date: 21 September 2017 - 22 December 2017 The exhibition tells the story of the 'ordinary' animals and the profound impacts they have had on humanity. Among the exhibits are also ancient Egyptian items, namely mummified cats, a rat-trap and fly amulets, and the Petrie Museum’s Veterinary Papyrus (UC32036). info: URL info: blog entry at URL info: blog report at URL o) - p) - q) World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN URL * Closure of the Ancient World gallery date: 7 September 2015 - April 2017 [was: till September 2016; was: February 2017] info: URL "The Ancient world gallery, which displays highlights from our ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek, Anglo-Saxon and Roman collections, is now closed until February 2017. It is closed to the public as the building works have now begun on an exciting new project to develop our ancient Egypt gallery. (..)" info: URL info: English press report at URL "World Museum Liverpool’s Ancient Egypt galleries are set to close on Sunday night at the start of a 12-month, £800,000 refurbishment. The redevelopment will treble the number of artefacts on display – some of which have never shown publicly before. A a new ‘Mummy Room’ will be created to display 12 of the museum’s collection of mummies, twice the number currently on show. (..)" With a slide-show of the current/old galleries. info: English press report at URL "(..) But around 3,000 [Egyptian] items were destroyed when Liverpool Museum was bombed by the Luftwaffe during the May Blitz of 1941, with an incendiary bomb causing structural and fire damage at the William Brown Street landmark. (..)" With a slide-show of the pre-WWII galleries and the destruction. info: English press report at URL * Re-opening of the Ancient Egypt gallery date: 28 April 2017 [was: mid April 2017] - ongoing info: URL URL URL URL "(..) More than 2,000 objects will be displayed in the new gallery, which includes a ‘mummy room’ featuring 12 mummies. (..)" URL info: URL "(..) The extended gallery will see the reopening of a Mummy Room for the first time in 150 years. With a total of 10 mummies on display, this will be the UK’s largest display of mummies outside of London. Visitors will find out about Liverpool’s long connection to excavations in Egypt and Sudan, and how thousands of artefacts made their way into the Museum. The new, enhanced gallery will see around 1,000 key objects displayed including many items that have never been on public display before. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: blog report at URL With a video of the moving of two Sekhmet statues. info: English press reports at URL URL info: English blog report at URL "(..) Also new on display, and displayed for the first time, is a reassembled Predynastic burial (3200 BC), discovered in the desert sand in 1906 by John Garstang of the University of Liverpool. (..)" URL With photos and a video [2:19 mins] that includes a sneak-preview (featuring curator Ashley Cooke). info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL With a video of a tour of the exhibits. --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) - b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * “Goden van Egypte” date: 2018 c) Stedelijk Museum Zwolle Melkmarkt 41, Zwolle URL * “Keuzes, verhalen bij museumschatten” date: 21 February 2017 - TBA [2nd prolongation?; was: till 1 October 2017] [prolongation; was: till 7 May 2017] info: URL info: Dutch press report at URL "(..) Centraal staat de Egyptische mummie van Zwolle uit ongeveer 600 voor Christus, ooit meegenomen door dominee Van Senden of Anthony van Dedem. (..)" --GERMANY-- a) Museum Folkwang Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen * "Nofretete, Ramses und Osiris. Die Ägyptische Sammlung" [Nefertiti, Ramesses and Osiris. The Egyptian Collection] date: 30 September 2017 - 2 April 2018 The exhibition spotlights 150 objects frmo the ancient Egyptian collection of Museum Folkwang, including a head of Nefertiti ("von einer Grenzsteele aus Tell el-Armarna"). info: (in German) URL info: (in English) URL "The collection history of Museum Folkwang reflects the multifaceted cultural interests of Karl Ernst Osthaus at the beginning of the 20th century. (...) Karl Ernst Osthaus also succeeded in compiling an overview of the artistic and artisanal production of Ancient Egypt, from the beginnings of Egyptian history, the period of the unification of the two kingdoms (Dynasty 0, around 3100–3000 BCE), the prehistorical period via the end of political history (332 BCE) right through to the Roman era. Almost all the objects originated in tombs or relate in some way to the veneration of the dead. (...) The current presentation of the Egyptian Collection at Museum Folkwang clearly shows that Osthaus did not specifically seek to compile an encyclopaedic collection. Rather, alongside fascination for the objects, their aesthetic effect was particularly important to him – wholly in keeping with his approach of aesthetically training society. Although not acquired by Osthaus, the head of Nefertiti will draw attention owing to its striking, recognizable form and will be surrounded by further monumental stone works, figures and reliefs. We show early bronzes, tiny amulets of graceful elegance alternating with vessels made of exquisite stone and simple clay." info: German press reports (among many) at URL "Erstmalig zeigt das Museum Folkwang seine ägyptische Sammlung mit Spitzenwerke wie der Kopf der ägyptischen Königin Nofretete aus dem 13. Jahrhundert vor Christus." URL "(..) Die Objekte fanden zumeist in der Totenverehrung Verwendung, wie etwa Gefäße für Öle, Salben und Schminke. Auch Reliefs und Skulpturen sind zu sehen. Gezeigt wird auch eines der Hauptwerke der Sammlung, eine Kopfskulptur der ägyptischen Königin Nofretete aus dem 13. Jahrhundert vor Christus. Der Kopf schmückte einst eine der vierzehn Grenzstelen der Residenz des Pharaos Amenophis IV. in Tell el-Amarna, wie das Museum mitteilte. Historische Fotografien ägyptischer Monumente ergänzen die Schau." URL URL info: photo of the Nefertiti head (different angle): URL info: German press report at URL "Erstmalig zeigt das Museum Folkwang seine ägyptische Sammlung Nofretete, Ramses und Osiris noch bis Anfang April kommenden Jahres. Es befinden sich darunter Spitzenwerke wie der Kopf der ägyptischen Königin Nofretete aus dem 13. Jh. vor Christi." info: English press report at URL With slideshow of photos of objects. b) - c) Museum August Kestner Trammplatz 3, 30159 Hannover URL * "O Isis und Osiris. Freimaurer und Ägypten“ [O Isis and Osiris. Freemason and Egypt] date: 31 August [was: 1 September] 2017 - 25 February 2018 Exhibition about the presumed ancient Egyptian (Egyptianizing) roots of Freemasonry, arranged based on themes from Mozart's "Zauberflöte"; includes original pharaonic artefacts. info: URL info: URL "Aufgrund des Sethos-Romans des Abbé de Tresson berief sich die Freimaurerei von Anbeginn an auf "ägyptische Mysterien", auf die Überwindung der Nichtexistenz für ausschließlich Eingeweihte dieser Mysterien. Ägypten ist deshalb bis in die Gegenwart omnipräsent in der internationalen Freimaurerei und auch ihren Unterformen (zum Beispiel Rosenkreuzer). Freimaurer-Tempel sind deshalb sehr häufig in ägyptischem Stil gebaut. (..)" info: German press report at URL "(..) Mit Exponaten wie einer altägyptischen Flöte oder auch einer jener Rasseln, die einst ägyptische Priester benutzt haben, widmet sich diese Ausstellung nicht nur der Beziehung zwischen Musik und Ägyptologie. Sie nimmt sich, wiederum aktuell, auch das Beziehungsgefüge zwischen Ägypten, der Freimaurerei und Hannover vor. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Vor 300 Jahren gründeten sich in London die ersten Freimaurerlogen. Von Anfang an hatte die ägyptische Kultur große Bedeutung für die Freimaurer, die ihre Tempel häufig im ägyptischen Stil errichteten. Was fanden sie am alten Ägypten so faszinierend? Diese Frage steht seit Kurzem im Mittelpunkt der Ausstellung 'O Isis und Osiris – Ägyptens Mysterien und die Freimaurer' des Museums August Kestner in Hannover. Dort finden sich zahlreiche Objekte, die für die Ägypter als auch für die Freimaurer von Bedeutung sind: ein Amulette mit Senklot, ein 4000 Jahre alter Meißel, eine Sphinx-Statue, ein kleiner Obelisk, Teile eines Tempelfensters, ein kleiner roher Stein, alles aus Ägypten. (..)" d) - e) Martin-Gropius-Bau Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin URL * "Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: cancelled [was: 15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016] info: source - URL "(..) Eröffnet wurde die Ausstellung in Paris im September von Frankreichs Präsidenten François Hollande. Ob sie auch in Deutschland zu sehen sein wird, ist noch nicht absehbar. Das sei derzeit nicht geplant, sagt Goddio. (..)" f) - g) - h) Internationales Keramik-Museum Luitpoldstr. 25, 92637 Weiden URL * “Zu Gast in Weiden – Das besondere Objekt aus dem Museum Ägyptischer Kunst München: Ein Bierkrug. 500 Jahre Reinheitsgebot in Bayern – 5000 Jahre Bier in Ägypten” date: 23 April 2017 - 24 September 2017 [was: 18 December 2016 - Spring 2017] Displays a dyn. 4-5 beer jar (on loan). info: [PDF] URL info: German press report at URL i) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim URL * “Städte - Burgen - Pyramiden. Kulturwelten im LEGO Format“ date: 22 October 2017 - 22 April 2018 Exhibition that recreates world cultures and monuments in Lego stones, including ancient Egypt. Also original artefacts from the Museum's collection will be on display. info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL j) Ägyptisches Museum – Georg Steindorff – der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * "Bekriegt, besetzt, bereichert. Ägypten zwischen Spätzeit und Spätantike" [At war, occupied, enriched. Egypt between Late Period and Late Antiquity] date: 8 September 2017 - 10 December 2017 Exhibition timed in regards to the 13. Internationale Konferenz für Demotische Studien (ICDS 2017) in Leipzig (4-8 Sept.). info: URL info: German press report at URL info: press release of the University of Leipzig: "Zwischen Spätzeit und Spätantike - Neue Ausstellung im Ägyptischen Museum" URL "Bei dem Gedanken an das Alte Ägypten kommen unweigerlich Bilder von Pharaonen und Pyramiden in den Sinn. Aber Ägypten kann auch anders: Besucher einer neuen Sonderausstellung im Ägyptischen Museum Georg Steindorff der Universität Leipzig erfahren vom 8. September 2017 an, wie sich die damalige ägyptische Kultur unter griechisch-römischen Einflüssen wandelte. Anlass ist die 13. Internationale Konferenz für Demotische Studien, die vom Ägyptologischen Institut der Universität Leipzig organisiert wird und Anfang September in Leipzig tagt." info: catalog - Caroline Böhme, Franziska Naether (eds.), Bekriegt. Besetzt. Bereichert. Ägypten zwischen Spätzeit und Spätantike. Begleitheft zur Sonderausstellung im Ägyptischen Museum der Universität Leipzig, 7. September bis 10. Dezember 2017. - 128 pp. - pdf-file (7 MB) URL info: press release at URL info: German press report at URL k) Gustav-Lübcke-Museum Neue Bahnhofstraße 9, 59065 Hamm URL * “Mumien - Der Traum vom ewigen Leben” [Mummies: The Dream of Eternal Life] date: 3 December 2017 - 17 June 2018 Exhibition with 40 human mummies (from different cultures) and 20 animal mummies. Earlier at the Drents Museum, Assen (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014, "Mummies - Surviving after Death"), the Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest (1 October 2014 - 17 May 2015, "World of Mummies"), Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Marché-aux-Poissons, Luxembourg (12 June 2015 - 10 January 2016, "Momies - Un rêve d'éternité"), Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim (12 February 2016 - 28 August 2016, "Mumien der Welt"). info: URL l) Museum Lichtenberg im Stadthaus Türrschmidtstraße 24, 10317 Berlin URL * „Die Strahlkraft von Wissen und Glauben“ date: 5 May 2017 - 5 November 2017 Exhibition about the life and works of Julius Kurth (1870-1949). One part is devoted to his collection of Ancient Egyptian artefacts and papyri. info: URL info: German pres report at URL "(..) Pfarrer Julius Kurth (1870-1949) (..) Sein wissenschaftlicher und künstlerischer Nachlass wird dagegen im Ägyptischen Museum Berlin, dem Archäologischen Museum Halle und der Martin-Luther- Universität Halle-Wittenberg verwahrt. (..) Erstmals wurden die Teile der legendären Sammlung zusammengetragen: Zu sehen sind altägyptische Artefakte, darunter Teile der jahrhundertealten Papyri (..)." info: See also: Stephan Lehmann, Hans-W. Fischer-Elfert (eds.), Aegyptiaca und Papyri der Sammlung Julius Kurth, Sandstein Verlag, Dresden, 2014. Hardcover, 432 pp., col. ills. ISBN: 978-3-95498-134-2, price: EUR 68 URL Sample pages - 24 pp. - pdf-file (2 MB) URL m) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Gabelsbergerstr. 35, 80333 München URL * "Begegnungen – Skulpturen von Isolde Frepoli" date: 23 [was: 25] June 2017 - 7 January 2018 The exhibition juxtaposes modern art and ancient Egyptian art. info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL info: video (2 mins. 34) of the displays at URL * “Öffnung Kunst-Handwerk-Raum date: July 2017 - Ongoing info: URL "(..) Einerseits werden Kostbarkeiten aus 5 Jahrtausenden Kleinkunst gezeigt, andererseits ihre handwerkliche Entstehung aufgezeigt, geordnet nach den Materialgruppen Ton und Fayence, Bronze und Edelmetall, Gesteine und Edelsteine sowie organische Materialien wie Holz und Papyrus oder Elfenbein und Leder. (..)" info: German press report at URL "(..) So darf man sich Anfang Juli auf die Fertigstellung des Kunst-Handwerk-Raumes in der Dauerausstellung freuen. Dieser gehört neben dem Chronologie-Raum zu den zwei von 14 Räumen, die aus finanziellen Gründen noch nicht ihre endgültige Form haben. Da dreieinhalb Jahre nach Eröffnung endlich der Etat dafür bewilligt ist, werden die bisherigen Platzhalter nun durch rund 200 Original-Objekte ersetzt. Dazu zählen als Highlights 20 Kostbarkeiten aus fünf Jahrtausenden ägyptischer Kleinkunst, wie etwa das erste Glasgefäß der Welt: ein Kelch aus der Zeit um 1450 vor Christus." info: German press report at URL "(...) Die Abteilung „Kunst-Handwerk“ prunkt mit den Schätzen des Ägyptischen Museums, etwa mit dem Glaskelch des Tutmosis III., und wurde außerdem mit bedeutenden Leihgaben – darunter die Sandalen – angereichert. Die Spanne der Artefakte reicht von putzigen Opfertieren bis zu Wandteilen und, was die Zeit betrifft, von der Frühzeit mit einem bezaubernden Gefäß aus Kalzit mit Vogelrelief (3000 v. Chr.) bis zu einem ausgefallenen Alabastron- Glas aus dem 1. Jh. n. Chr. Gegliedert sind die Werke nach den Materialgruppen Ton/ Keramik, Stein, Metall, Glas/ Fayence und organische Stoffe wie Holz, Papyrus/ Schilf/ Binsen, Leinen, Wachs, Leder und Elfenbein. (..)" n) Kultur- Und Stadthistorisches Museum Duisburg Johannes-Corputius-Platz 1, 47051 Duisburg URL * "Die Götter beschenken" date: 3 December 2017 - 15 July 2018 info: URL URL info: German press report at URL "(..) „Der Schwerpunkt wird auf der griechischen und römischen Antike liegen, aber wir können das durch Exponate aus Ägypten, Kleinasien und aus dem alten Amerika anreichern.“ (..)" o) Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover Willy-Brandt-Allee 5, D-30169 Hannover URL * "Silberglanz. Von der Kunst des Alters" [Shine of silver. On the art of (old) age] date: 29 September 2017 - 18 February 2018 Exhibition on portraits of old age from Ancient Egypt to modern times. info: URL p) - q) - r) Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rathausstraße 24, 83022 Rosenheim URL * “Pharao - Leben im Alten Ägypten” date: 24 March 2017 - 17 [was: 3] December 2017 The exhibition includes 400 exhibits from international lenders, with 11 models of ancient Egyptian temples and 22 media stations to take visitors on a journey along the Nile. info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) In der Ausstellung soll den Besuchern die Sozialgeschichte der damaligen Gesellschaft veranschaulicht werden. Sechs bedeutende Pharaonen werden dabei vorgestellt: Cheops, Hatschepsut, Thutmoses III, Echnaton, Amenophis II und Ramses II. Über die Große Pyramide von Cheos in Gizeh können die Besucher sogar einen virtuellen Flug wagen. Die Geschichtsinteressierten dürfen sich auf 400 Exponate und zahlreiche Medienstationen freuen. (..)" info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: video report: "Mumien-Restaurator" [2:38 mins.] URL info: slideshow - URL info: German press report at URL "Die Mumie 'Ta Cheru' aus Aberdeen ist im Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen angekommen. (...) 'Ta Cheru' ist Teil eines Mumienforschungsprojektes des Roemer- und Pelizaeusmuseums Hildesheim, Kooperationspartner des Ausstellungszentrums Lokschuppen. Sie wurde deshalb in Hildesheim restauriert und in einem CT erstmals medizinisch und wissenschaftlich untersucht (wir berichteten). Die ersten Ergebnisse liegen inzwischen vor. Nach den Informationen auf dem Sargdeckel handelt es sich um eine Frau, die den Titel 'nebet per' – Herrin des Hauses führte und etwa im 4. Jahrhundert vor Christus in der Region des heutigen Luxor starb. 'Die Mumie ist in einem hervorragenden Erhaltungszustand', so Mumienforscher Otto Gauert vom Roemer- und Pelizaeusmuseum Hildesheim. Nach dem CT-Befund starb die Frau im Alter von vermutlich deutlich über 60 Jahren. Sie gehörte der Oberschicht an.(..)" [URL may now need registration, unless you enter indirectly via: URL AKE] info: German press report at URL "(..) Im vergangenen Jahr machte ein Wikinger-Schiff auf dem Lazise-Platz auf die Ausstellung im Lokschuppen aufmerksam. Heuer dient ein imposanter Obelisk als Werbeträger. Die Hieroglyphen darauf bedeuten übersetzt: 'Willkommen im Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen'." URL "(..) Neben bereits bekannten Exponaten sehen die Besucher in der 'Pharao'-Ausstellung im Lokschuppen auch Stücke, die der Öffentlichkeit bisher noch nicht zugänglich gemacht wurden. So ist beispielsweise auch ein Sarg zu sehen, der eigens für den Lokschuppen aufwendig restauriert und im Computer-Tomographen vermessen wurde." Includes a large slideshow (46 slides, including some advertisements). URL info: Ènglish press report at URL "An ancient Egyptian mummy stored in Aberdeen has been given a makeover for an exhibition abroad. Mistress of the House Ta Khar will be going on show near Munich on Friday after being shipped out from the University of Aberdeen’s museum collection. But before facing the public, the embalmed body was put through a makeover to make sure she looked her best. (..)" URL With video. info: English press report at URL "(..) Almost 150 of the University of Aberdeen's internationally important collection of artefacts from ancient Egypt will take centre stage in a major new exhibition 'PHARAOH: living in ancient Egypt' at the Lokschuppen Exhibition Centre in Rosenheim, Germany. (..)" info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL [Might now require registration; but not if you google for the title "Ein Schreiber aus dem alten Ägypten erzählt". ] info: German press reports at URL URL [needs free registration] info: German press reports at URL "4000 Jahre auf rund 1300 Quadratmetern zu verdichten, ist ein kühnes Ansinnen, das leicht Gefahr läuft, plakativ zu werden. Andererseits traut man sich in Rosenheim, große Themen einem breiten Publikum schmackhaft zu machen. Und das gelingt über die anschauliche Vermittlung des Alltags, von dem der einfachen Arbeiter und Bauern bis hinauf zum grandiosen Kult um den gottgleichen Pharao. Wenn zwei, drei Scherben, Väschen, Pfeilspitzen oder ein vergilbter Fetzen Stoff vorgeführt werden, dann in erster Linie, um eine Geschichte zu erzählen. Was der Präsentation hochkarätiger Kunst keineswegs widerspricht. (...) Kurator Christian Tietze, ein grabungserfahrener Ägyptologe und Architekt, verbindet soziale Strukturen mit der Baugeschichte - weit über die Pyramiden hinaus. (...)" URL "(...) wer lieber ein bisschen Kontakt mit den Toten aufnehmen will: Über 2.000 Jahre alt ist die Mumie aus vorchristlicher Zeit, die zur Zeit im Rosenheimer Lokschuppen in der Pharao- Ausstellung mit ihren 400 Exponaten bewundert werden kann. (..)" Includes a slideshow. info: German press report at URL "Als Architekt, promovierter Ingenieur und Archäologe hat er einen ganz anderen Blick auf das alte Ägypten. Das alltägliche Leben, auch das der normalen Bevölkerung, bildet einen seiner Forschungsschwerpunkte. Dr. Christian Tietze ist Kurator der Ausstellung Pharao im Rosenheimer Lokschuppen und Herausgeber des Begleitbuchs. (..)" [Needs registration, but not if you go indirectly (google for the title: "Ich würde in die Zeit von Amenophis III. reisen"): URL ] Interview with Christian Tietze. info: German press report at URL "Erstmals gibt es in diesem Jahr im Lokschuppen Rosenheim eine Ausstellungsführung für Krippenkinder ab drei Jahren. Museums- pädagogin Stefanie Kuchlmeier hat sie entworfen und begeistert seitdem die jüngsten Besucher mit einer ungewöhnlichen spielerischen Führung mit Liedern und kleinen Schätzen zum Anfassen. Ihre persönliche Assistentin ist dabei eine selbst angefertigte Handpuppe. Die schwarze Katzengöttin 'Bastet' spricht mit den jüngsten Besuchern der Ausstellung und verrät dabei viele Geheimnisse aus der magischen Welt der Pharaonen. (..)" [If the URL requires registration, try the indirect route: URL ] info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Noch im Depot war der Sarg des Herrn Nacht seit der Ausgrabung teils zerlegt, Farbe, Holz und Konstruktion waren desolat. Kann man da noch was machen? Ja. Solange noch etwas da ist, fällt Restaurator Jens Klocke noch etwas Gutes ein. (...) In der Werkstatt, umgeben von all den Werkzeugen und Materialien, die für die langwierige Arbeit nötig waren, ließen sich Holz und Farbe reinigen, festigen sowie der Sarg des Herrn Nacht erstmals seit Ausgrabung ganz wieder zusammenbauen. (...) Der Name war für die alten Ägypter ein Teil der Persönlichkeit, dessen Fortbestehen und Andenken einen Aspekt von Ewigkeit bedeutete. 'Darum habe ich außen auf die Transportkiste in Aberdeen seinen Namen in Hieroglyphen geschrieben, falls der fliegende Teil seiner Seele, der ‚Ba‘ nach einem Ausflug seinen Sarg auf der Reise nicht gleich wiedererkennen sollte. Sicher ist sicher', so Klocke." info: German press report at URL "Es ist eine Art Tiefenforschung über Wirtschaft und Alltag, Religion und Mythen, Herrscher und Beherrschte, die weit über das hinausgeht, was – gemeinhin eher populärwissenschaftliche – Darstellungsformen sonst bieten. Denn statt ausschließlich aufs Spektakuläre, Erstaunliche zu setzen, will die Pharao-Ausstellung erkennbar erstrangig Erkenntnis fördern. Dazu die großzügigen Holzmodelle alter Tempelanlagen, die 3-D-Animationen, die zweistöckige Raum- und Lichtarchitektur, die Medienstationen. Und natürlich jene zahlreichen Original-Exponate, die nicht zuletzt aus dem Fundus des Römer- und Pelizaeus-Museums Hildesheim und des University-of-Aberdeen-Museums stammen." info: German press report at URL "Katharina Deckenbach aus Rosenheim, Schülerin der 12. Klasse am Karolinen-Gymnasium, ist 100.000. Besucherin bei der Pharao- Ausstellung im Rosenheimer Lokschuppen." info: German press report at URL [If it is under subscription by now, google for "Pharao – Herrscher und Sohn des Sonnengottes Re".] info: German press reports at URL "Besucher einer Pharaonen-Schau im Rosenheimer Ausstellungs- zentrum Lokschuppen können einer 2400 Jahre alten Mumie ins Gesicht schauen. Die Wissenschaftlerin Ursula Wittwer-Backofen von der Universität Freiburg hat den Kopf der Mumie digital rekonstruiert." URL "Einer Freiburger Wissenschaftlerin ist es gelungen, das Gesicht einer rund 2400 Jahre alten Mumie digital zu rekonstruieren. Grundlage war eine hochauflösende Computertomographie." URL "Grundlage für die Gesichtsrekonstruktion war eine hochauflösende Computertomografie (CT) im St. Bernward-Krankenhaus in Hildesheim. Sie lieferte den 3-D-Datensatz für die weitere Bearbeitung am Computer." Includes a video report [0:47 mins.]. info: press release at URL "Zum Endspurt der Ausstellung PHARAO kann der Lokschuppen Rosenheim eine neue Runde Zahl verkünden: knapp sechs Wochen vor Ausstellungsende wurde am Mittwoch der 150.000ste Besucher geehrt." info: German press report at URL s) Neues Museum Bodestraße, 10178 Berlin URL * “China und Ägypten. Wiegen der Welt” [China and Egypt. Cradles of the World] date: 6 July 2017 - 3 December 2017 Exhibition that places ancient Egyptian and ancient Chinese objects side by side, some 250 in total. info: URL "(..) Die Ausstellung zeigt dies anhand von fünf Themenbereichen: Schrift, Herrschaftsformen, Götterkult, Totenkult und Alltag. In einigen Fällen finden sich überraschende Übereinstimmungenzwischen der chinesischen und ägyptischen Kunst und Kultur, bei anderen Beispielen bauen sich spannende Gegensätze auf. Als spektakulärer Höhepunkt der Ausstellung wird erstmalig in Deutschland ein Jadegewand eines adligen Verstorbenen neben einer reich bemalten Mumienhülle aus dem Alten Ägypten präsentiert." info: press materials at URL info: English press report at URL With slideshow. info: German press reports at URL "So etwas wie diese Ausstellung hat es noch nie gegeben. Ein direkter Vergleich zwischen Artefakten das alten Ägyptens und des alten China. Die ägyptischen Bestände stammen alle aus den Sammlungen des Berliner Ägyptischen Museums und der Papyrussammlung. Die chinesischen mehrheitlich aus dem Shanghai-Museum. (...) Da die Ausstellung nicht entstand als Versuch, parallele Erscheinungen zu analysieren, wird ihnen auch nicht wirklich nachgegangen. (...) Ich habe den Eindruck, man hat die Dinge, die aus China kamen, mit Stücken der eigenen Sammlung flankiert. Die von Frau Seyfried angesprochenen kulturanthropologischen Fragestellungen stellt man sich an keiner Stelle. (...) Wir freuen uns, dass die Schließung der Dahlemer Museen, dass die Eröffnung des Humboldt-Forums, die prinzipiellen Fragen nach dem Zustandekommen von Schriftlichkeit, von Individualität, von Abbildähnlichkeit für die Herausbildung von Hochkulturen endlich auch einmal im Kulturvergleich aufwirft. Wir verstehen aber nicht, wie man die Chance, sich diesen Fragen zu stellen, so vergeigen kann.(..)" URL "(..) 'Wir haben uns auf fünf Themenfelder geeinigt, die in jeder Kultur eine Rolle spielen, die eine komplexer gewordene Struktur organisieren muss', sagt Seyfried. 'Jede muss den Alltag in einer Gemeinschaft organisieren, eine Schrift entwickeln. Jede Kultur beschäftigt sich mit dem Tod, er ist ein Generator von Kultur. Der Mensch findet sich damit einfach nicht ab. Daraus entwickeln sich religiöse Vorstellungen, denn man sucht Lösungen für das, bei dem man an Grenzen stößt', erklärt Seyfried ihr Konzept. Der Mensch sucht Erklärungen für Bedrohungen und Naturgewalten und versuche dafür Lösungen zu finden, jede Kultur auf unterschiedliche Weise. (...) Es sei sehr aufregend gewesen, die unterschiedlichen Herrschaftsstrukturen miteinander zu vergleichen. Aber bei aller Euphorie mahnt Seyfried auch zur Vorsicht: 'Wir vergleichen zwei große Kulturen, aber Ägypten ist dann doch im Vergleich zu China ein besiedelter Winzling, der sich zu einer Hochkultur entwickelt hat.' Immerhin habe sich Ägypten in den ersten 1000 Jahren ohne Druck von außen entwickeln können. Ganz anders die Situation in China. Hier geht es um eine viel größere Fläche, ein anderes Klima, eine vielfältige Geografie und viele Kulturen, die miteinander konkurrieren, ein ständiger Prozess von Kämpfen und Kriegen – ein langwieriger Einigungsprozess. Doch könne man aus dem Vergleich beider Kulturen lernen, wie Landschaft und Klima die unterschiedlichen Entwicklungen der Kulturen prägen. (..)" info: German press reports at URL "(..) Die Idee zur Ausstellung ist eine Kopfgeburt, aber eine reizvolle und, wie man jetzt im Neuen Museum sieht, produktive. (...) Die Reise durch beide Kulturen zeigt, dass es gewisse menschliche Konstanten gibt, aber auch eine große Vielfalt in der Ausgestaltung der jeweiligen Lösungen grundsätzlicher Existenzprobleme, die auch von der Umwelt beeinflusst sind. Auf dem Weg zum Humboldt-Forum ist diese Ausstellung ein hervorragender Denkanstoß." With a slideshow. URL "Beide haben eine jahrtausendealte Geschichte, beide haben nie miteinander kommuniziert. Und doch verbinden China und Ägypten viele Gemeinsamkeiten wie die Ausstellung 'China und Ägypten. Wiegen der Welt' in Berlin zeigt. (..)" With a slideshow. URL "(..) Alles ist wissenschaftlich fein aufbereitet, dennoch fehlt der große, sinnfällige Auftritt, der populäre Zugriff, derzeigt, wie wichtig diese kulturellen 'Korrespondenzen' sind, die teilweise noch heute unseren Alltag prägen. Dazu hat man die zwei Hochkulturen in die Ebene Null verwiesen – das ist schade. Doch am Ende ist die Botschaft simpel: Trotz unterschiedlicher Kulturen findet sich mehr Gemeinsames als Trennendes." URL info: English press report at URL With a slideshow. info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: German blog report at URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Auch Kinder sollen im Museumskeller ihren Jux haben und dabei lernen: Wer das Gold hat, hat das Sagen. Gold sei »die verbindende Farbe« der beiden Kulturen, verlautbart das Museum, obwohl für die alten Chinesen das kaiserliche Gelb und für das »schwarze Reich Ägypten« doch wohl eher das Dunkel prägend waren. Gold macht einfach mehr her. Ein vergoldeter, aus Kartonage bestehender Mumienkopf aus Altägypten, der eine offenbar verehrte Frau darstellt, geht trotzdem fast unter inmitten der vielen oft kleinteiligen Utensilien. (..)" info: German press report at URL "In der Ausstellung 'China und Ägypten' im Neuen Museum in Berlin erfährt man wenig Überraschendes. Die Sensation liegt im Augenblick. (...) [Die Ausstellung] versucht nicht, das Unvergleichbare über einen Kamm zu scheren. Sie stellt die Kulturen des Niltals und der Nordchinesischen Ebene einander gegenüber, ohne ihre Unterschiede zu verwischen. Dadurch schärft sie den Blick für die Gemeinsamkeiten zweier Welten, die nichts voneinander wussten. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Nach nur fünf Wochen schon 100.000 Besucher zu Gast: Die Sonderausstellung 'China und Ägypten. Wiegen der Welt' im Neuen Museum stößt ganz offenbar auf ein sehr hohes Interesse." t) - u) Ägyptisches Museum Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * “Wadi Ameyra: Ein proto- und frühdynastisches Inschriftentableau im SW-Sinai“ date: date: 21 June 2017 - 1 February 2018 [prolongation; was: till 31 August 2017] Exhibition about the rock drawings found in Wadi Ameyra, in SW Sinai, and what they tell us about early ancient Egytian state and kingship. info: URL "(..) Für die Ausstellung wurden die Felsbilder des Wadi Ameyra im Verhältnis 1:2 mit einer Spezialfarbe auf den Wänden des Museumskorridors visualisiert, die nur unter direktem UV-Licht sichtbar ist. Besucher werden mit bereitgestellten UV-Taschenlampen selbst im Flurbereich auf Entdeckungsreise gehen können." info: German press report at URL "(..) In den Felsinschriften erscheint der früheste uns namentlich bekannte Kleinkönig mit dem Namen „Iri-Horus“. Und auch der Name der ersten namentlich bekannten weiblichen Königin Neithhotep ist zu erkennen, die zur ersten Dynastie um 3200 vor. Christus gehört. (..)" * “Re-animation: Aegyptiaca im Dialog mit Zeichnungen und Skulpturen von Ruth Tauchert" date: 11 October 2017 - 1 February 2018 The exhibition places ancient Egyptian artefacts next to modern creations by artist Ruth Tauchert. info: URL v) - w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim URL * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" [Egypt - land of immortality] date: October 1, 2017 - permanent (reopening; was: 16 November 2014 - 30 July 2017) 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: German press report at URL "Nach einer mehrwöchigen Umbaupause stoßen die Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen (rem) das Tor zum Reich der Pharaonen wieder auf. Die Sonderausstellung 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit' ist ab 1. Oktober 2017 dauerhaft im Museum Weltkulturen in D 5 zu sehen." --AUSTRIA-- a) Papyrusmuseum Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1010 Wien * “Handschriften und Papyri: Wege des Wissens” date: 9 May 2017 - 14 January 2018 info: URL info: German press report at URL info: URL "Wegen Sanierungsarbeiten ist das Papyrusmuseum von 10. Juli bis 31. August 2017 geschlossen." --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * "Forgotten discoveries: The Tomb of the Priests and Priestess of Amun" date: 2017 Exhibition about the Deir al-Bahri cache. info: source - MoA Newsletter 8 b) Luxor Museum Kornish Al Nile, Luxor URL * TBA c) - --ITALY-- a) Montevergini - Galleria Civica Arte Contemporanea Via Santa Lucia alla Badia 1, 96100 Siracusa SR * "La porta dei sacerdoti, i sarcofagi di Deir el-Bahari. Esposizione e restauro in pubblico” [The door of priests, the sarcophagi of Deir el-Bahari. Exhibition and restoration in public] date: 9 March [was: 25 February] 2017 - 7 November 2017 Exhibition of a mummy and coffins that are on loan from the Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire (Bruxelles). Visitors can also look at restoration work in a mobile laboratory. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian blog report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL With a video [2:14 mins.] and a (link to a) photo gallery. URL URL Includes a video report [3:53 mins.]. URL With video (of installation and opening). info: Italian press report at URL "Si intitola 'La porta dei sacerdoti' la mostra allestita alla Galleria Montevergini di Ortigia, nell’ambito delle celebrazioni per festeggiare i 2.750 anni della città. In mostra 139 reperti prestati, per la prima volta, dai 'Musei reali del Belgio' tra cui una mummia di un bimbo e preziosi sarcofagi rinvenuti a Deir el Bahari: si tratta del complesso di templi funerari egizi sulla riva del Nilo, di fronte alla città di Luxor. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "Una mostra a misura d’uomo, oseremo dire, grazie a degli spazi contenuti e non dispersivi che, nelle varie esposizioni allestite per il mondo, spesso, stancano il visitatore oltre misura. La location, infatti, la Galleria Civica Montevergini, offre al visitatore tre principali spazi espositivi. Un preambolo costituito da un piccolo ambiente ospitante tra bacheche, proprio all’inizio della mostra. Un corridoio ad ospitare i sarcofagi e alcune teche contenenti i corredi funebri, caratterizzati da un vasto numero di statuine blu cobalto, quasi elettrico. Ed, infine, una sala laboratorio, dentro la quale si possono ammirare i passaggi delicati e particolareggiati del lavoro di restauro, operato per recuperare al meglio i preziosi coperchi che il mondo fantasioso e mistico degli antichi egizi ci ha lasciato in eredità, nonostante i ripetuti saccheggi distruttivi delle generazioni che ci hanno preceduto." info: Italian press report at URL With some photos. info: Italian press report at URL "Nuove importanti possibilità di collaborazione nel segno delle reciprocità potrebbero nascere tra il Comune di Siracusa e le sue strutture museali da una parte e i Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire di Bruxelles dall'altra. L'idea è stata lanciata oggi, in occasione della presenza a Siracusa del direttore generale dei Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire di Bruxelles, Alexandra De Poorter. L'assessore alla Cultura del Comune di Siracusa, Francesco Italia, ha auspicato la realizzazione di mostre sul patrimonio culturale siracusano in terra belga." Includes a video report [3:08 mins.]. info: Italian press report at URL "L'arte di strada e l'antico Egitto. Cos'hanno in comune? In pratica poco e niente. Se non fosse che il festival 'Meraviglia!', in programma domani, sabato 22 luglio, a Monterosso Almo, a partire dalle 21, ospiterà un punto promozionale-informativo dell'Istituto europeo del restauro, ente non a scopo di lucro organizzatore della mostra 'La Porta dei Sacerdoti.I sarcofagi egizi di Deir el Bahari' attualmente in fase di svolgimento a Siracusa." b) Complesso monumentale di San Sisto Via Tirrenia 14, Montalto di Castro * "Egizi - Etruschi. Da Eugene Berman allo Scarabeo Dorato" [Egyptians and Etrucsans. From Eugene Berman to the Golden Scarab] date: 14 June 2017 (18:00) - 30 September 2017 [prolongation; was: till 16 July 2017] info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "A Montalto di Castro (VT), fino al 30 settembre, la mostra 'Egizi Etruschi' che mette a confronto i due grandi popoli protagonisti della storia del Mediterraneo. Un’importante occasione per presentare al pubblico, per la prima volta, e mettere a confronto con i reperti egizi trovati a Vulci, alcuni preziosi oggetti egizi provenienti dalla collezione di Eugene Berman, pittore, illustratore e scenografo russo, ma anche collezionista d’arte; reperti che acquistò durante i suoi viaggi in Egitto tra il 1964 e il 1965." c) Mudec Via Tortona, 56, 20144 Milano URL URL * "Egitto: La straordinaria scoperta del Faraone Amenofi II" [Egypt: The remarkable discovery of Pharaoh Amenophis II] date: 13 September 2017 - 7 January 2018 The exhibition narrates the life of pharaoh Amenophis II and the period in which he lived, via statues, weapons, commemorative stelae, objects related to fashion and body care, funerary items, and documents of Victor Loret (who discovered the pharaoh's tomb). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "La vita di Amenofi II è narrata attraverso l’esposizione di statue, armi, stele commemorative e evocazioni dell’Egitto di cui egli fu eroico protagonista, con lo scopo di descrivere anche gli aspetti principali della civiltà di cui fu protagonista. Il cuore della mostra è nella sala a pilastri della tomba di Amenofi II nella quale è possibile entrare. Per vivere la sensazionale scoperta archeologica di questa sepoltura nella Valle dei Re." info: Italian press report at URL "L’età dell’Oro dell’Antico Egitto nel II millennio a.C. con la figura storica del faraone Amenofi II è riproposta al visitatore in chiave tradizionale e in chiave multimediale: attraverso reperti provenienti da importanti collezioni egizie mondiali (tra le quali Museo Egizio del Cairo, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze e, per rimanere in città, Museo del Castello Sforzesco che, proprio nel periodo autunno-inverno 2017, chiuderà temporaneamente per ristrutturazione e presterà alcuni reperti a questa mostra) arricchiti da esperienze immersive grazie all’apparato multimediale installato nelle sale. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL "(..) La mostra esporrà reperti provenienti dalle più importanti collezioni egizie mondiali: dal Museo Egizio del Cairo al Rijksmuseum van Oudheden di Leida, dal Kunsthistorisches Museum di Vienna al Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze. Da queste realtà museali e da collezioni private provengono statue, stele, armi, oggetti della vita quotidiana, corredi funerari e mummie. (...) Il cuore della mostra sarà la figura del faraone Amenofi II. Sebbene sia stato un sovrano importante, Amenofi II non è mai stato oggetto di una mostra monografica ed è poco noto al grande pubblico, forse perché messo in ombra dal celebre padre Thutmosi III ma, anche perché i documenti relativi alla scoperta della sua tomba nella Valle dei Re da parte dell’archeologo Victor Loret nel 1898 erano sconosciuti fino a una quindicina di anni fa. (..)" Includes several photographs. URL info: English press report at URL "(..) His tomb was discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings in 1898 by the archaeologist Victor Loret. The documents from that expedition are now the property of the University of Milan, which conserves them in its Egyptology archives and is putting them on loan for the exhibition, to be viewed by the public for the first time ever. The precious materials on display will be shown through a reconstruction on a 1:1 scale, from the room of pillars to the pharaoh's tomb. The immersive experience invites visitors to discover the burial chamber through a focus on the funerary cabinets and mummification, to admire the treasures that accompanied the pharaoh in his journey to the other side. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL "A scandire la visita saranno _quattro sezioni_. La _prima_ offre spunti interessanti sulla genealogia di Amenofi II (...) La vita quotidiana dell’alta società egiziana della metàdel II millennio a.C., rappresentata da beni di lusso come armi e gioielli e suppellettili legate alla cura del corpo saranno invece al centro della _seconda sezione_. Il _terzo momento_ della mostra è quello invece più articolato, in quanto espande volutamente i termini cronologici fissati dal tema dell' esposizione, soffermandosi sulle trasformazioni, talvolta profonde, maturate nelle credenze funerarie durante gli oltre tremila anni di storia egiziana, in seguito ai mutamenti politici interni o alle dominazioni straniere. Anche in questa sezione la multimedialità aiuterà a soddisfare alcune curiosità circa le tecniche di mummificazione, mentre al termine di questo approfondimento tematico si giunge all’ingresso della Valle dei Re, passando per lo scavo del Tempio 'funerario'. L'_ultima sezione_ è un autentico scrigno che racchiude i documenti, provenienti dagli Archivi di Egittologia della Statale, che raccontano la storia della scoperta effettuata da Loret." URL "Da qualche giorno Milano ha un ospite d’eccezione: un faraone egizio, con tanto di guardie reali al seguito, se ne sta andando a spasso per le strade del centro, attirando l’attenzione di turisti e passanti. (...) Ecco svelato il mistero: si tratta di una campagna di guerrilla marketing, ideata e sviluppata interamente dall’agenzia milanese di unconventional marketing JUNGLE, per la nuova mostra 'Egitto. La straordinaria scoperta del faraone Amenofi II' al MUDEC, che aprirà i battenti a giorni. Un’iniziativa originale che ha portato le atmosfere del Nilo nella metropoli lombarda!" info: Italian press reports at URL "Nel 2004 pubblicammo il volume «La Valle dei Re riscoperta: i giornali di scavo di Victor Loret (1898-1899) e altri inediti», cui seguirono altri studi e ricerche che sono alla base della mostra «Egitto. La straordinaria scoperta del faraone Amenofi II», che da oggi è visitabile al Mudec di Milano. L’idea di realizzare una mostra su questo tema risale a dieci anni fa, quando, dopo anni di frequentazione del Museo del Cairo per ritrovare i materiali scoperti da Loret e per altre ricerche, avemmo la gioia di portare a termine un progetto di presentazione degli anni egiziani di Victor Loret, dalla sua formazione di giovane egittologo, ai suoi successi di archeologo, ai problemi che dovette affrontare in qualità di direttore del Servizio delle Antichità." URL Includes a slideshow. URL Includes (another) large slideshow. info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL With photos of some of the displays. info: Italian press reports at URL "Web, stampa, affissioni, social media e guerrilla marketing: tanti i mezzi coinvolti per la promozione della nuova esposizione del museo milanese. (..)" URL "Nasce da un ennesimo accidente del caso l’idea della mostra che porta a Milano l’antico Egitto. Correva l’anno 1999 quando l’Università degli Studi del capoluogo lombardo acquisì l’archivio dell’egittologo francese Alexandre Varille. All’ interno della raccolta la straordinaria scoperta dei diari di scavo di Victor Loret, maestro del Varille e scopritore della tomba del faraone Amenofi II. Giornali di scavo quelli del Loret dati per persi o mai esistiti, che con il loro minuzioso corredo di annotazioni, fotografie, piante e disegni aprono ad un secolo di distanza praterie e scenari d’approfondimento che la comunità scientifica milanese, e non solo, ha vagliato attraverso approfondite ricerche. Da qui la mostra che con un impianto filologico non comune ricompone in un unico affresco i diari e molti dei reperti rinvenuti dallo stesso Loret e frutto di prestiti eccezionali dal Museo del Cairo, da quello di Leida, Firenze e Vienna." Includes a video report: "La straordinaria scoperta del Faraone Amenofi II" [6:29 mins.] info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "Pur essendo stato un sovrano importante Amenofi II non è mai stato oggetto di una mostra monografica anche perché i materiali relativi alla scoperta della sua tomba da parte dell’archeologo Victor Loret nel 1898 sono rimasti sconosciuti fino a una quindicina di anni fa. Questi documenti oggi sono di proprietà dell’Università di Milano, che li conserva negli Archivi di Egittologia, tra i più ricchi al mondo, e per la prima volta sono esposti al pubblico in un contesto assolutamente 'teatrale' con la ricostruzione in scala originale della sala a pilastri della tomba di Amenofi II." d) Ex Convento dei Crociferi Catania * "Missione Egitto 1903-1920. L’avventura archeologica M.A.I. raccontata " [Mission Egypt 1903-1920. The archaeological adventure M.A.I. (will be) told] date: TBA (was: Autumn 2017) The exhibition tells the story of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Egypt between 1903 and 1920, under the guidance of Ernesto Schiaparelli. Currently at the Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino (11 March 2017 - 10 September 2017). info: source - Italian press reports at URL "(..) "La Mostra Missione Egitto, che attualmente e' aperta al Museo Egizio di Torino - ha aggiunto Leon - proseguira' a Catania. La tappa di Catania risulta propedeutica a un'eventuale apertura di una sezione egizia, ma e' altresi' strategica per incrementare la visibilita' del brand Museo Egizio e per diffondere la conoscenza delle proprie collezioni. (..)" URL "(..) La prima scadenza fissata è per ottobre, mese in cui le stanze dovranno ospitare i primi manufatti del Museo Egizio." * “[Possible] Opening of an annexe of the Museo Egizio di Torino” date: TBA [Was: April 2017] - Ongoing info: Italian press reports at URL "Ora è ufficiale: la sezione distaccata del Museo Egizio di Torino aprirà ad Aprile 2017. (...) L’apertura di una sezione staccata del Museo Egizio di Torino a Catania sarà concretizzata in un’ala vasta circa mille metri quadrati del Convento dei Crociferi, che ancora oggi necessita delle ultime migliorie per essere pronto all’ allestimento del museo entro i primi mesi del 2017, dato che già in primavera si apriranno i battenti. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL Things seem to be much more uncertain than was announced before... URL URL info: Italian press release at URL e) - f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4 - 00197 Roma URL * "Egitto dal cielo, 1914. La riscoperta del fotografo pioniere, prigioniero, professionista Theodor Kofler" [Egypt from the Sky, 1914. The rediscovery of the photographer pioneer, prisoner, professional Theodor Kofler] date: 16 April 2015 - TBA The exhibition, conceived and curated by Professor Patrizia Piacentini, celebrates the centennial of the first aerial photographs of ancient Egyptian monuments, collected in an amazing album preserved in the Egyptological Archives of the Università degli Studi di Milano since 2001. Despite his skills, Kofler, as a photographer, was until now almost unknown. He has been rediscovered thanks to research of the Milanese Chair of Egyptology, started more than 10 years ago and undertaken in different European and African countries. Earlier at the Università degli Studi di Milano (11 February 2015 - 13 March 2015). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL g) - h) - i) Museo Archeologico di Milano Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milano "Milano in Egitto: Gli scavi di Achille Vogliano nel Fayum] [was: "Milano in Egitto. Gli scavi di Achille Vogliano a Tebtynis e Medînet Mâdi"] [Milan in Egypt. Excavations of Achille Vogliano in the Fayum] date: 17 May [was: 20 April] 2017 - 15 December 2017 (16 May opening) The exhibition presents the discoveries of Achille Vogliano, papyrologist and professor of the University of Milan, who participated in excavations campaigns in Tebtunis and Medinet Madi in the 1930s. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL "Al Civico Museo Archeologico (corso Magenta 15) fino al 15 dicembre è aperta la mostra 'Milano in Egitto. Gli scavi di Achille Vogliano nel Fayum', con reperti e opere provenienti da Tebtynis e Medînet Mâdi (Egitto), due importanti località indagate dal papirologo milanese negli anni Trenta del ‘900. Le campagne di scavo condotte da Vogliano nel Fayum hanno incrementato la conoscenza di questa regione, rilevante per la storia dell’antico Egitto, arricchendo la collezione milanese. (..)" URL "(..) I reperti in mostra danno un’immagine vivida della vita di un villaggio egizio di età greco-romana e consentono di ripercorrere l’evoluzione della cultura egizia in quel periodo, mettendone in luce il carattere multietnico e la riuscita integrazione di culture diverse. (..)" URL With a slideshow. info: Italian press reports at URL URL With a slideshow. URL URL URL URL URL "I reperti in mostra danno un’immagine di come fosse un villaggio egizio di età greco-romana e permettono di ripercorrere l’evoluzione della cultura egizia in quel periodo, mettendone in luce la riuscita integrazione di culture diverse. La mostra, aperta al pubblico dal 17 maggio al 15 dicembre, si avvale anche della documentazione fotografica degli scavi conservata presso la Civica Biblioteca Archeologica ed è il frutto della collaborazione tra il Civico Museo Archeologico di Milano, il centro papirologico Achille Vogliano dell’Università degli Studi di Milano e la cattedra di Egittologia dell’Università di Pisa, che ha continuato l’indagine archeologica di Medina Mâdi iniziata da Vogliano." info: Italian press report at URL "Presso il Civico Museo Archeologico di Milano si è aperta il 17 maggio la mostra “Milano in Egitto. Gli scavi di Achille Vogliano nel Fayum”,in cui sono esposte opere provenienti dalle due importanti località di Tebtynis e Medînet Mâdi (Egitto) indagate dal papirologo milanese negli anni Trenta del ‘900. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL j) TBA, Padova * “Belzoni and Egypt” (preliminary title) date: 2019 info: source - Italian press reports at URL k) Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Sannio (ARCOS) Via Stefano Borgia / Corso Garibaldi, 1, 82100 Benevento URL * “Voci e Volti dall’Antico Egitto” [Voices and Faces from Ancient Egypt] [was: “Egitto a Benevento”] date: October 2016 - July 2017 [was: winter 2016/2017] Exhibition about the veneration of Isis in this region in Roman times (Temple of Maleventum), with artefacts on loan from the Museo Egizio, Turin. info: Italian press report at URL With a video of a TV report, showing some displays. info: Italian press reports at URL URL l) - m) - n) Lido di Jesolo via Aquileia 123, di fronte al Pala Arrex di piazza Brescia Jesolo (Veneta) * "Egitto. Dei, faraoni, uomini" [Egypt: Gods, Pharaohs, Men] date: 26 December 2017 - 30 June 2018 Exhibition with KV62 reproductions and original artefacts on loan from Italian museums. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "(..) La mostra archeologica offrirà l'opportunità di esplorare di persona due camere sepolcrali egizie: la tomba dell’artigiano Pashed e la leggendaria tomba di Tutankhamon, (..), entrambe ricostruite in scala 1:1. (..) Il percorso espositivo combinerà il fascino di reperti unici provenienti dai più importanti musei italiani ed internazionali con fedeli riproduzioni, scenografie e sofisticate installazioni tecnologiche (..)." info: URL info: source - Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Dal 26 dicembre l’Antico Egitto è a Jesolo: per la prima volta in provincia di Venezia una mostra con oltre 200 reperti originali, tra cui mummie con sarcofagi e la tomba di Tutankhamon, provienti dai più grandi musei italiani e internazionali. Inoltre saranno allestite ricostruzioni scenografiche fedeli in scala 1:1 e il pubblico potrà seguire un percorso multimediale interattivo, per immergersi completamente nella visita e scoprire la storia, le dinastie, la religione, i culti, le abilità tecniche e scientifiche, partendo dal passato e arrivando fino ai giorni nostri." info: Italian press repors at URL "Un prezioso rotolo di papiro e altri reperti unici provenienti dal Museo Archeologico Nazionale egizio saranno presentati in anteprima europea dal 26 dicembre 2017 fra le novità della mostra 'Egitto. Dei, faraoni, uomini'. (..)" URL o) Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 Torino URL * "Missione Egitto 1903-1920. L’avventura archeologica M.A.I. raccontata " [Mission Egypt 1903-1920. The untold story of the Italian Archaeological Mission] date: 11 March 2017 - 14 January 2018 [prolongation; was: till 10 September 2017] The exhibition tells the story of the Italian Archaeological Mission (Missione Archeologica Italiana (M.A.I.)) in Egypt between 1903 and 1920, under the guidance of Ernesto Schiaparelli. The Egyptian Museum was enriched by 30.000 objects. info: URL "Il percorso, attraverso l’esposizione di più di 400 oggettitra reperti, documenti, lettere, filmati, fotografie e manifesti storici, mira a trasportare il visitatore al tempo delle scoperte archeologiche che sono state alla base della formazione della collezione del Museo." info: Italian press report at URL URL info: Italian press release at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL Includes a video report: "Ecco come parlavano gli antichi egizi" [6:36 mins.] "Il direttore del Museo egizio di Torino Christian Greco ha letto per noi (e tradotto) alcuni geroglifici facendoci sentire come presumibilmente suonava la lingua degli antichi egizi. Una lezione interessante quanto inusuale." URL URL URL URL With large slideshow (34 photographs). info: Spanish press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Frankly speaking, this kind of effort might have had disastrously soporific effects had it been attempted by anyone but the brilliant Turinese gang, who’ve managed to recreate the enthusiastic, adventurous climate that inspired Schiaparelli’s numerous expeditions in Egypt: they have used excavation journals, documents, archaeological finds, field equipment, film footage and splendid photographs, beautifully organized so as to supply information and entertainment to both specialists and the public at large. The show’s curators – Paolo Del Vesco, Christian Greco and Beppe Moiso – have managed to come up with the perfect mix of philology and fun. (..)" info: English video (audio tour) at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Il Museo Egizio annuncia la proroga della mostra 'Missione Egitto 1903 - 1920. L’avventura archeologica M.A.I.raccontata' fino al 14 gennaio 2018. Inaugurata lo scorso 11 marzo 2017, la mostra è stata visitata da quasi 200.000 persone provenienti da tutto il mondo." info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL * "Dalle Sabbie al Museo - Ernesto Schiaparelli" [From the sands to the museum - Ernesto Schiaparelli] date: 2 March 2017 - 3 September 2017 An exhibition about Ernesto Schiaparelli, his life and his activities as director of lthe Museo Egizio and his archaeological missions in Egypt. [Probably the same as, or complementary to, the exhibition listed above as "Missione Egitto 1903-1920. L’avventura archeologica M.A.I. raccontata" (11 March 2017 - 10 September 2017).] info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL p) - q) Museo Orientale "Umberto Scerrato" dell’Università degli studi di Napoli L’Orientale Palazzo Du Mesnil, Via Chiatamone 61/62, 80100 Napoli * “Cinque Mummie Egiziane di Gatti” [working title] date: 18 May 2017 - ongoing [visits only by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays, 11-14 h] info: Italian press report at URL --FRANCE-- a) Musée de Normandie Château, 14000 Caen URL * "Voyages en Égypte - Des Normands au pays des pharaons au XIXe s." date: 23 June 2017 - 7 January 2018 The exhibition illustrates the 19th c. rediscovery of ancient Egypt by Europeans (focussing specifically on travellers from Normandy), with real Egyptian artefacts (e.g., a cat mummy) and 19th c. art and documents (e.g., DÉ volumes, travel diaries, paintings, photographs). Earlier at the Scriptorial d'Avranches (2 April 2016 - 18 September 2016) and as “Le Goût de l'Egypte - Voyageurs normands au pays des pharaons” at the Espace culturel les Dominicaines, Pont-l'Évêque (18 February 2017 - 14 May 2017); will later be shown in Rouen. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: Dossier de presse de l'exposition [PDF] at URL With 'Parcours de l'exposition', 'Objets phares', 'Autour de l'exposition', 'Modalités pratiques', etc. info: English press report at URL info: overview (with photos) of the ancient Egyptian objects on loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art - URL b) Louvre Lens 99, rue Paul Bert 62300 Lens URL * “Musiques: Echos de l'Antiquité" [was: “Musique et sons de l'Antiquité”] date: 13 September 2017 - 15 January 2018 Exhibition, with more than 400 objects, about music in the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. info: URL info: URL info: URL "(..) Des sceaux-cylindres mésopotamiens aux reliefs monumentaux romains, en passant par les *papyrus égyptiens* et les vases grecs, l’exposition rassemble près de 400 oeuvres d’une grande diversité. Souvent fragiles, certaines pièces n’ont jamais été montrées au public. Elles proviennent des collections du Louvre et d’une vingtaine d’institutions françaises et étrangères, dont le British Musem, le Musée national d’Athènes et le Metropolitan Museum à New York. (..)" URL info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: French press report at URL URL URL URL c) Musée Champollion – Les Écritures du Monde place Champollion 46100 Figeac URL * “Le Chant des signes" date: 8 July 2017 - 5 November 2017 Exhibition about music, musical instruments, and musical notation in ancient cultures (incl. Egypt) up to the present. info: URL d) Archives Municipales 4, Place de l’Abbaye, Remiremont URL * “Voyages en Égypte ancienne” [Travels in Ancient Egypt] date: 17 October 2017 - 28 December 2017 Exhibition with objects from the early days of Egyptology, and relating to 18th/19th century interest in ancient Egypt. Books with travel reports of the 18th and early 19th centuries are presented, including the "Description de l'Égypte" and "Monuments de l’Égypte et de la Nubie". info: URL info: see also "Le document du mois d’octobre" URL "Du 1er au 30 octobre : Champollion, Jean-François, Monuments de l’Egypte et de la Nubie, par Champollion le Jeune, Paris, Didot, 1835-1845. Ce mois-ci nous vous proposons de découvrir une planche tirée des Monuments de l’Egypte et de la Nubie. (...) Vous pourrez le découvrir, ainsi que bien d’autres, au sein de l’exposition consacrée à ces premiers voyages égyptologiques en Egypte, du 17 octobre au 28 décembre, les mardi, mercredi et jeudi de 13h30 à 17h30." e) Musée de Tessé 2 Avenue de Paderborn, 72000, Le Mans URL * Closure of the ancient Egyptian Gallery date: 29 January 2017 - December 2017 info: URL "En 2001, a été inauguré un vaste espace souterrain consacré à l’Égypte pharaonique. Y sont présentées lesreconstitutions grandeur nature des tombes de la reine Nofretari, épouse de Ramsès II et de Sennefer, maire de Thèbes. (La galerie est actuellement fermée pour travaux jusqu'en décembre 2017)" info: French press report at URL f) Musée Crozatier Jardin Henri Vinay, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay URL * “Reopening museum” date: end of 2017 [was: May 2017] - Ongoing info: French press report at URL [The Museum has a small Egyptological collection, with two mummies/coffins, canopes, shabti, and amulets.] info: French press report at URL g) Musée de la Castre Le Suquet, 06400 Cannes URL * “Le fabuleux voyage du chevalier Lycklama en Orient (1865-1868)” date: 9 July 2017 - 29 October 2017 info: URL "(..) Le chevalier Tinco Lycklama, jeune aristocrate hollandais épris d’exotisme, parvient aux confins de la Perse. Son périple en Orient durera trois ans. De retour en Europe, affaibli par les épreuves de la route, il choisit de s’installer à Cannes, alors en plein essor… À l’occasion du 140^e anniversaire du musée de la Castre, l’exposition retrace le parcours hors du commun de cet aventurier mondain, amateur d’antiquités, qui fit don de ses précieuses collections à la ville de Cannes en 1877. (..)" h) Musée Rodin 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris URL * “Égyptomanie” date: 2018 info: source - press report at URL i) - j) k) - l) - m) Musée de Tessé 2, avenue de Paderborn, 72000 Le Mans URL * “Reopening Egyptian gallery” date: December 2017 - Ongoing info: URL "Fermé depuis janvier, l'espace égyptien de Tessé ne rouvrira ses portes qu'à la mi-décembre. Les travaux et l'arrivée de nouveaux objets vont donner un nouveau souffle à cet espace unique." n) Musée Historique et Archéologique de l'Orléanais Hôtel Cabu, Pl. Abbée Desnoyers, 45 000 Orléans * "Du Nil à la Loire: la collection égyptienne des musées d’Orléans" [was: "Du Nil à la Loire"] date: 16 September 2017 - 11 March 2018 [was: 15 September 2017 - 14 January 2018 Exhibition about the Egyptological collections in Orléans, organized by the Association Soleil Ailé. info: source - URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL "La création de deux nouvelles salles d’exposition temporaire à l’Hôtel Cabu, Musée d’Histoire et d’Archéologie sera l’occasion de présenter au public un pan méconnu des richesses du musée: sa collection d’antiquités égyptiennes qui n’avaient pas été exposées depuis 1940. L’exposition retracera l’histoire mouvementée de cette collection à travers ses plus belles pièces, tout en témoignant du rôle essentiel de l’abbé Desnoyers et de l’égyptologue Jules Baillet dans la formation de cet ensemble à la fin du XIXe et au début du XXe siècle. Le parcours évoquera aussi les conséquences dela Seconde Guerre mondiale sur ce patrimoine. (..)" info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL --MONACO-- a) Grimaldi Forum Espace Ravel 10 Avenue Princesse Grace, MC 98000 Monaco URL URL * “L’Or des Pharaons: 2500 ans d’orfèvrerie dans l’Egypte ancienne" [Gold of the Pharaohs: 2500 years of goldsmith's art in ancient Egypt] date: 7 July 2018 - 9 September 2018 Exhibition with more than 150 masterpieces from Cairo Museum. info: Italian press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL --BELGIUM-- a) - b) Musée royal de Mariemont Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140 Morlanwelz URL * “Coptic textiles” [Title TBA] date: 2019 More than 200 fragments of coptic textile, recently donated by the King Baudouin Foundation. info: URL --SPAIN-- a) CaixaForum Barcelona Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona URL * "Faraón. Rey de Egipto" [Pharaoh. King of Egypt] date: 7 June 2018 - 16 September 2018 Exhibition with more than 150 artefacts on loan from the British Museum. Will also travel to CaixaForum venues in Madrid (2018), Girona (2019), Tarragona (2019), and Lleida (2020). info: Spanish press reports at URL "(...) exposiciones del nuevo curso en CaixaForum Barcelona (...) El Antiguo Egipcio tendrá su protagonismo entre el 7 de junio y el 16 de septiembre con un ambicioso viaje al mundo de los faraones, de nuevo con la implicación del British Museum. La exposición explora el simbolismo y la ideología de la realeza egipcia y trata de descubrir las realidades que hay detrás de estos personajes. La muestra está formada por más de 150 piezas procedentes de la entidad británica, que, con más de 100.000 piezas, reúne la colección más grande de objetos egipcios fuer a de Egipto." URL URL "Aquí el hilo narrativo girará en torno a la realeza egipcia y su principal figura. Unos monarcas que reinaron desde el 3.100 a. C. hasta la conquista romana y que tenían todos los poderes habidos y por haber. También se mostrarán joyas difíciles de apreciar fuera de Londres, como un fragmento de un sarcófago de Ramsés VI y un relieve policromado de la tumba de Seti I." URL URL b) Espacio Cultural de la Fundación CajaCanarias en Santa Cruz de Tenerife Plaza del Patriotismo, 1, 2ª Planta, 38002 Santa Cruz de Tenerife URL * "Egipto. En busca de la eternidad" [Egypt - In Search for Eternity] date: 17 October 2017 - 27 January 2018 Exhibition with more than 100 objects from the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona, complemented by the photographic exhibition "Tutankhamun, Images of a treasure under the Egyptian desert" with 65 photos about Carter's work at KV62. info: URL With some photos of artefacts. info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: German press report at URL c) Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre Calle Fuente Morales, 1, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife URL * "Muerte e inmortalidad en poblaciones del pasado" date: 24 November 2017 - 4 June 2018 Exhibition of the funerary cults in ancient cultures, including ancient Egypt, with about 10 mummies and 25 other funerary remains. info: Spanish press reports at URL The exhibition will be in conjunction with the World Congress on Mummy Studies (17-21 May 2018). URL d) - e) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid URL * “Músicas en la antigüedad" [Music in Antiquity] date: 7 June 2018 - 16 September 2018 Exhibition, with more than 400 objects, about music in the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Earlier at Louvre Lens (13 September 2017 - 15 January 2018). info: source - Spanish press report at URL f) - g) - h) Museu Egipci de Barcelona / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona URL * "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento" [Tutankhamun. History of a discovery] date: 30 November 2012 - TBA [was: till 31 December 2015] [several times prolongated] info: URL * "Animals Sagrats de l'Antic Egipte / Animales Sagrados del Antiguo Egipto" [Sacred Animals in Ancient Egypt] date: 22 February 2017 - 31 December 2017 [prolongation; was: 30 September 2017] Exhibition about sacred animals in ancient Egypt, with 70 artefacts from the collection of the Fundación Arqueológica Clos. Also included is a documentary of the scanning of 7 animal mummies from the Museu Egipci de Barcelona. info: URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL "Un medallón de escarabajo que iba cosido sobre el pecho de una momia y que perteneció a Rodolfo Valentino; un ejemplar de oxirrinco, el pez que se comió el pene del dios Osiris; una esfinge de cuerpo de león y cabeza humana de la colección de lord Carnarvon; la momia de un minúsculo cocodrilo, cuya columna dorsal aparece rota en las radiografías y TACS; o una cría de gato con traumatismo craneal, posiblemente sacrificada para momificarla. Son algunas de las curiosas 70 piezas de la colección de la Fundación Arqueológica Clos, muchas de ellas inéditas, que forman la nueva exposición del Museu Egipci de Barcelona 'Animales sagrados del Antiguo Egipto', que puede verse hasta el 30 de septiembre. (..)" With a slideshow of some of the artefacts on display. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: French press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL i) Parque Jardín de La Vega Av. Olímpica, 5, 28108 Alcobendas, Madrid URL * "El templo de Abu Simbel: Ramsés, rey de reyes" date: 30 November 2016 - 31 December 2017 Exhibition of a replica of the Temple of Abu Simbel. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) - --LIECHTENSTEIN-- a) Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum Städtle 43, 9490 Vaduz * "Faszination Pyramiden" date: 6 July 2017 - 14 January 2018 Original objects and models explain the origin and importance of pyramids in Ancient Egypt and show how the pyramids came to Europe and how they cause excitement in the Modern Age. info: URL pictures for the press: URL info: URL With several photos. ---SWITZERLAND--- a) - b) ArchéoLab Av. du Prieuré 4,1009 Pully URL * “Archéonimaux” date: 23 September 2017 - 16 December 2018 Exibition about the contacts between animals and humans in Antiquity, with 48 artefacts on loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, many from ancient Egypt. info: URL info: URL info: overview (with photos) of the ancient Egyptian objects on loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art - URL c) - d) Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum Museumsstrasse 50, CH-9000 St.Gallen URL * “Welten sammeln” date: March 2016 - Ongoing Opening of the new permanent exhibiton that provides an overview of several of the world's cultures (the Pacific, North and South America, Africa, and ancient Egypt) via museum objects and their history. info: URL e) - f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * Closure of the Egyptian Galleries date: 28 june 2015 - TBA info: URL * “Scanning Sethos - Die Wiedergeburt eines Pharaonengrabes” [Scanning Seti. The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb] date: 29 October 2017 - 6 May 2018 Exhibition with an exact copy of two rooms of the tomb of Seti I, including the sarcophagus (facsimiles made by the Factum Foundation). info: URL (in English:) URL info: URL With many large photos of the displays and the recreated tomb. info: German press report at URL "(..) In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Antikenmuseum und der Uni Basel wird mit modernsten 3D-Scans in Madrid das Grab als detailgetreue Nachbildung auferstehen. Die zwei prächtigsten Grabkammern und der Sarkophag Sethos’ I. werden massstabsgetreu erstmals in Basel ausgestellt. (..)" info: German press reports at URL "Im Rahmen des «University of Basel Kings‘ Valley Project», sammeln Forscher in den Trümmerhaufen seit Jahren Fragmente der abgeschlagenen Wandbilder, um sie wie Puzzleteile so gut wie möglich wieder zusammenzusetzen. Diese Grundlagenarbeit macht sich die Factum Foundation Madrid zunutze und schafft mit modernsten Reproduktionstechniken ein massstabgetreues Faksimile der Grabanlage. Diese ist nun in ihren prächtigsten Teilen in Basel zu sehen und soll dereinst vervollständigt im Tal der Könige zum Besuchermagnet werden. Das Faszinierende an der Basler Ausstellung ist, dass sie nicht nur Einblicke in die Grabkammern gewährt, sondern auch die gesamte Geschichte darum herum auf sehr anschauliche Weise präsentiert. So ist die rundum mit wunderbaren menschengrossen Figuren bemalte «Hall of Beauty» in dem Zustand zu sehen, wie sie sich präsentiert hat, bevor die Grabräuber ans Werk gingen. (...) Als Gegenstück dazu ist die Säulenhalle im heutigen Zustand zu sehen – also mit all den Lücken und Zerstörungen." URL "Noch vor fünf Jahren, ist Lowe überzeugt, wäre das Projekt 'Scanning Sethos' nicht möglich gewesen; Museen hätten eine Reproduktion nicht gestattet. Jetzt hätten alle angefragten Häuser gerne mitgemacht. Weil sie erkannt hätten, dass die dreidimensionalen Nachbildungen keine Spielerei Technikverrückter ist, sondern im Dienste der Wissenschaft einen wichtigen Beitrag leisten kann, das kulturelle Erbe der Welt zu bewahren und längst vergangene Zeiten besser zu erforschen und zu verstehen." info: German press reports at URL "Die komplett restaurierte 'Hall of the Beauties' im Antikenmuseum (...) zeigt auch, dass die Grabstätte über 3000 Jahre lang in einem sehr guten Zustand geblieben ist. Dies bestätigen neben den enthusiastischen Dokumentationen Belzonis auch die Reiseberichte anderer Besucher, die die leuchtende Farbenpracht der Wandmalereien und deren 'erstaunliche Frische' lobten. (...) Ganze Wandteile wurden mit Hammer und Messer aus dem Grab entfernt und nach Europa transportiert. Mangels fotografischer Möglichkeiten wurden zudem mit Papier und Wachs Abdrücke der Wandmalereien erstellt, was die Farben verblassen ließ. Diesen 'Verwüstungen durch Kunstfreunde', wie der Ägyptenreisende Fürst Pückler-Muskau es 1861 ausdrückte, folgte der Massentourismus des 20. Jahrhunderts. Tausende von Touristen besichtigten täglich Sethos’ Grabstätte, hinterließen an den Wänden Kritzeleien und brachten Staub, Feuchtigkeit und Dreck. Aufgrund der dadurch entstandenen Schäden wurde die Grabstätte deshalb Anfang der 1990er-Jahre für die Öffentlichkeit gesperrt. Das Ausmaß dieser Zerstörungen der letzten 200 Jahre wird Besuchern im Antikenmuseum in Basel drastisch vor Augen geführt. Denn die 'Hall of the Beauties' und die Säulenhalle wurden auch in jenem Zustand rekonstruiert, in dem sie sich heute befinden." URL "Was modernste Scannertechnologie im Verbund mit Drei-D-Druck heute kann, ist im Antikenmuseum eindrücklich zu sehen. Die Rekonstruktionen zweier Räume des Grabmals sind in Basel begehbar: die sogenannte «Hall of Beauties» und die berühmte Pfeilerhalle. Zudem wurde der Sarkophag des Herrschers nachgebildet. Ein Modell des gesamten Grabstollens, die erwähnten Aquarelle der Entdecker sowie eine Videofahrt durch das Grab bringen dem Besucher das Gesamtkunstwerk überraschend nahe." --DENMARK-- a) Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Dantes Plads 7, 1556 København V URL * "Farao: Magtens Ansigt" [Pharaoh, the face of power] date: 12 October 2017 - 25 February 2018 Exhibition about pharaonic kingship during the Middle Kingdom; includes also loans from MMA New York. info: URL (English:) URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has a special background. In 2010, Tine Bagh, the Glyptotek’s Egyptologist, travelled to Boston with a plaster cast of the base of what was believed to be the crown from a statue of the Crocodile God Sobek. In Boston it was established that the crown, which belongs to the Glyptotek, fits the statue of Sobek in Boston. In connection with ”Pharaoh. The Face of Power” the two have been reunited so that, for the first time since the days of Ancient Egypt it will be possible to see Sobek together with his fabulous king’s crown. (..) As well as the re-crowned Sobek, one can also, in the exhibition, experience the Glyptotek’s iconic “Black Head of a King” (Amenemhat III), who will have the company of a counterpart on loan from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In contrast to the Glyptotek’s head, the one from New York still has its characteristic large ears intact. The two versions of Amenemhat III will be exhibited side by side with such works as a sphinx representing Amenemhat III’s father, Sesostris III, and a head representing Sesostris I. Together with a number of other portraits of pharaohs, they give us an idea of how sculptors portrayed, and thus how people visualised power in the ”Middle Kingdom”. (..)" info: Danish press reports at URL With pictures of the crowning of Sobek from Hawara, now in MFA Boston, with the crown that is now in the Glyptotek. URL --ESTONIA-- a) - ---BELARUS--- a) The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus 20 Lenin Str., Minsk 220030 URL * "Treasures of Ancient Egypt" date: 11 September 2017 - 10 December 2017 A travelling exhibition (earlier in Chile (2011), Brazil, Peru, etc.) with more than 300 objects (a dozen (small) original ancient Egyptian artefacts, but the bulk consists of replicas and touristic kitsch). info: English press report at URL "(..) including a funeral mask of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, a mysterious sphinx, statues of gods, mummies, jewelry, sarcophaguses, amulets, ancient papyruses, and many other things. (..)" info: Russian press report at URL With photos of the displays. --RUSSIA-- a) The State Hermitage Museum 2, Palace Square, 190000 St Petersburg URL * "Nefertari and the Valley of the Queens. From the Museo Egizio, Turin" date: 17 June 2017 - 10 January 2018 [was: June 2017 - TBA] Exhibition about the tomb of Nefertari (wife of Ramesses II), with items on loan from the Museo Egizio di Torino. Earlier at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden (17 November 2016 - TBA), and will travel to four stops in China. info: URL info: source - Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL Includes a slideshow. --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Národní muzeum/National Museum Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Prague 1 URL * “Ríša slnka: Abú Sír v dobe stavitelov pyramíd” [Empire of the Sun: Abusir at the time of the pyramid builders] date: 2019 Exhibition of 100-150 artifacts from the Czech archaeological excavations in Abusir. info: source - Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL Lack of finances may hamper the organizing of the exhibition. --HUNGARY-- a) Csontváry Múzeum Janus Pannonius utca 11, Pécs 7621 URL AND Múzeum Galéria Káptalan utca 4, Pécs * "Kincsek a Nílus partjáról – Túlvilágiutazás az ókori Egyiptomban" [Treasures from the banks of the Nile - Otherworldly journey into ancient Egypt] date: 5 April 2017 - 31 Oktober 2017 Exhibition with more than 90 ancient Egyptian artefacts on loan from the Szepmuveszeti Muzeum in Budapest. It will be at two locations (Csontváry Múzeum and Múzeum Galéria) at the same time, with different themes. info: URL info: URL info: Hungarian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL --POLAND-- a) Muzeum Niepolomice ul. Zamkowa 2, 32-005 Niepolomice URL * “Znajduje starozytnosci bardzo piekne. Antyk okiem kolekcjonera” date: 20 September 2017 - 31 December 2019 The exhibition includes ancient artifacts from the collections of the National Museum in Cracow, the Potocki Family from Krzeszowice, and the Czartoryski Museum in Cracow. About one hundred objects of Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman culture from the 17th century BC to the 4th century AD, including statues, sarcophagi, stelae, jewelery, cosmetic items, bronze and terracotta figurines, etc. info: URL info: Polish press reports at URL URL URL b) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Poznaniu ul. Wodna 27 – Palac Górków, 61-781 Poznan URL URL * "Wino w starozytnym Sudanie" [Wine in Ancient Sudan] date: 20 October 2017 - 3 December 2017 The exhibition presents the history of wine production in ancient Nubia during the Meroitic, post-meroitic and Christian periods (2nd century BC to 14th century AD). info: URL info: Polish press report at URL --JAPAN--- a) - b) Kobe City Museum 24, Kyo-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0034 URL * “Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” date: October 28, 2017 - February 4, 2018 Exhibition with 80 works from the MFA’s collection, including 11 pieces of ancient Egyptian art (among many other objects). Earlier at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (July 20, 2017 - October 9, 2017). info: URL info: URL c) Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts 1-1-1 Kanayama-cho, Naka-ku, Nagoya URL * “Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” date: February 18, 2018 - July 1, 2018 Exhibition with 80 works from the MFA’s collection, including 11 pieces of ancient Egyptian art (among many other objects). info: URL --CHINA-- a) - --UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-- a) Louvre Abu Dhabi URL * Opening of the Museum date: November 11, 2017 - ongoing info: (with press release) URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: German press report at URL --BRAZIL-- a) Biblioteca Nacional - Espaço Eliseu Visconti Rua México, Rio de Janeiro * “A trip to the Ancient world – Egypt and Pompeii – in photographs from the D. Thereza Christina Maria Collection” date: 1 November 2017 - 30 January 2018 Exhibition wiith 130 items, including 73 photos (notably photographs of Egypt from the collection of Brazilian emperor Dom Pedro II), 20 photo engravings (from the book Voyage dans la Haute-Égypte, by Auguste Mariette-Bey), 16 engravings, 4 maps and 17 books. info: English press report at URL ---ISRAEL--- a) - --KOREA-- a) - ---CHILE--- a) - +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. K. Eyma This list is not meant for distribution to any other public channel than the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum. It is always wise to contact the organizers of lectures e.d. for confirmation, in case of (last minute) changes. Also note that registration for conferences/symposiums often is months in advance. Students will need an I.D. to get any discounts offered. ====================================================================


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