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January 22, 2015
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Danmark, Switzerland, Russia, Austria, Hungary, Argentina, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Brazil, Croatia (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Argentinia, Switzerland, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Morocco, Vatican City, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Mexico, Latvia, Qatar, Republic of South Africa Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma Thanks for this week's events information go to: Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - UK (j), Germany (f)(r)(w), Italy (d)(g), Denmark (a), South Africa (a)]; Kat Newkirk [(II) - South Africa (a)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Germany (w), France (i)] ========================================================================== +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS ---UK--- [update] n) University of Birmingham * 2nd Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Nationality, Authority and Individuality in Ancient Egypt" date: 20th February 2015. [new] info: the programme (and abstracts) are now available at URL --EGYPT-- d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo * "Pharaoh's family is growing: new results from the Kings' Valley", by Prof. Dr. Susanne Bickel (Universität Basel_ date: Monday 2 February 2015; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Kairo 31, Sharia Abu el Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek * "The Gold-sheet Appliqués from the Tomb of Tutankhamen - preliminary results of Conservation, technological investigation and natural scientific analyses", by Christian Eckmann: date: 27 January 2015; 18:00 - 20:00 info: URL --POLAND-- c) Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture Department of History of Architecture, Art and Technology PL 50-370 Wroclaw, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27 * Conference: "Greco-Roman Cities at the Crossroads of Cultures -“ the 20th Anniversary of Polish-Egyptian Conservation Mission Marina El-Alamein" Abstract submission deadline is 15 June 2015. date: 17-18 September 2015 place: Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw, ul. Bernardynska 5, 50-156 Wroclaw. info: email info: URL --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --UK-- [update] j) Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery Barker St, Shrewsbury SY1 1QH * "Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth from Myth" date: 24 January 2015 - 26 April 2015 [new] info: English press report at URL --GERMANY-- f) Bode Museum Am Kupfergraben, 10117 Berlin URL * "EIN GOTT - Abrahams Erben am Nil. Juden, Christen und Muslime in Ägypten von den Römern bis zum Mittelalter" date: 2 April 2015 - 13 September 2015 Exhibition with around 300 objects from several international collections, illustrate the heritage in Egypt of the three monotheistic religions. Will later move to the British Museum, London. info: URL info: Catalogue - URL info: German press reports at URL URL [update] r) Herzogliches Museum Schloss Friedenstein, 99867 Gotha * "Gegossene Götter - Metallhandwerk und Massenproduktion im Alten Ägypten" [Cast gods - metal craft and mass production in Ancient Egypt] date: 16 August 2015 - 15 November 2015 [new] info: URL [update] w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" [Egypt - land of immortality] date: 16 November 2014 - 17 May 2015 [new] info: German press report at URL "Ritterschlag für die rem-Schau 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit': Altkanzler Dr. Helmut Kohl (84) zeigt sich begeistert von der Schau über das Pharaonen-Reich. (..)" Press release: URL --ITALY-- [update] d) Museo della Grafica Palazzo Lanfranchi, Lungarno Galilei 9, 56125 Pisa * "Siamo del gatto! Storie e immagini di gatti" date: 19 December 2014 - 15 March 2015 [new] info: Italian press report at URL [update] g) Basilica Palladiana Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza * "Tutankhamen, Caravaggio, Van Gogh. La sera e i notturni dagli Egizi al Novecento" [Tutankhamon, Caravaggio, Van Gogh. Evening and nocturnals from the Ancient Egyptians to the 20th Century] date: 24 December 2014 - 2 June 2015 [new] info: Italian press report at URL --FRANCE-- [update] i) Palais des Beaux-Arts Place de la République -- 59000 Lille * "Sésostris III, Pharaon de Légende" date: 9 October 2014 - 25 January 2015 [new] info: French press report at URL --DENMARK-- a) Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Dantes Plads 7, 1556 København V URL URL * "Taharqa - Den Sorte Farao" [Taharqa - The Black Pharaoh] date: 9 April 2015 - 28 June 2015 info: URL English: URL --SOUTH AFRICA-- [update] a) Silverstar R28, Muldersdrift, Mogale City * "Tutankhamun - His Tomb and His Treasures" date: 2 December 2014 - 1 March 2015 [new] info: English press report at URL ---- For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below. ++ (III) PERSONALS AND ADMIN NOTES [As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF. They usually are not in the Website version.] +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE--- * (&) Press report: "Graeco-Roman necropolis discovered in Alexandria" URL "Illegal excavations carried out by tombs raiders underneath a residential house in Alexandria have uncovered a Graeco-Roman necropolis (..) in the Gebel Mahran area (..)" -- Another press report: URL [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans, Thierry Benderitter, and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Mummy Mask May Reveal Oldest Known Gospel" URL "A text that may be the oldest copy of a gospel known to exist — a fragment of the Gospel of Mark that was written during the first century, before the year 90 — is set to be published.(..) This first-century gospel fragment was written on a sheet of papyrus that was later reused to create a mask that was worn by a mummy. (..) In recent years scientists have developed a technique that allows the glue of mummy masks to be undone without harming the ink on the paper. The text on the sheets can then be read. The first-century gospel is one of hundreds of new texts that a team of about three-dozen scientists and scholars is working to uncover, and analyze, by using this technique of ungluing the masks, said Craig Evans, a professor of New Testament studies at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. "We're recovering ancient documents from the first, second and third centuries. Not just Christian documents, not just biblical documents, but classical Greek texts, business papers, various mundane papers, personal letters," Evans told Live Science. The documents include philosophical texts and copies of stories by the Greek poet Homer. The business and personal letters sometimes have dates on them, he said. (..) Evans said that the research team will publish the first volume of texts obtained through the mummy masks and cartonnage later this year. (..)" -- Other English press reports: URL URL With some critical remarks. -- An Italian press report: URL -- A Spanish press report: URL [Submitted by Kat Newkirk, Bjorn Koopmans, Michael Tilgner, and Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press report: "35,000-year-old skeleton to return to Egypt" URL "Following comprehensive diplomatic efforts between Egypt and Belgium, Leuven University has agreed to return a 35,000-year-old human skeleton to Egypt which it has held since 1980. The skeleton came into the possession of the university according to the division law. The law allowed foreign missions to have a share in the artefacts they discovered at archaeological sites in Egypt. Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty explained that the skeleton was unearthed in the Nazlet Khater area of the Upper Egyptian city of Sohag during an excavation by the Leuven University archaeological mission. After diplomatic efforts, he continued, the university agreed to return the skeleton because it is a very important artefact in the history of Egypt. Ali Ahmed, head of the Stolen Antiquities Recovery Section, told Ahram Online that the skeleton will arrive next week and a committee is now studying how to put it on display at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat." -- A French press report: URL "(...) L'information a été confirmée par le professeur en archéologie Philip Van Peer. (..)" -- Dutch press report: URL [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Archaeologists and experts say two mummies in the Vatican Museum are fakes" URL "Researchers studying mummies housed in the Vatican Museums have said they have discovered that two of them are fakes. “These mummies are important evidence of the phenomenon of falsification that managed to regularly fool collectors and sometimes scholars,” said Alessia Amenta, Egyptologist and curator of the Vatican Museum’s department for the antiquities of Egypt and the Near East. (..) When Vatican researchers set out to do their own “unwrapping” of the two 60-centimetre long mummies, they found that in fact the bandages date back to ancient Egypt, but that was about all. The three-dimensional painted coverings made of plaster and linen bandages -- called cartonnage -- had a yellowish resin that researchers say is unique to Europe in the mid-19th century, often used in Britain to give antiques a gilded coating. A 3D CAT scan revealed that inside the bandages was a human shinbone, the tibia of an adult from medieval times. (..)" With two photos. -- Italian press report: URL -- Spanish press report: URL -- German press report: URL "Falsch ist falsch, so viel steht fest. Doch falsch muss nicht gleich wertlos sein. So wie bei den beiden Mumien aus der ägyptischen Sammlung der Vatikanischen Museen, die sich bei der Restaurierung als englische Fälschungen aus dem 19. Jahrhundert entpuppten. Denn die Nachahmer gaben sich bei der Herstellung der Mumien solche Mühe, dass sie für die Museumsleitung damit nicht weniger interessant sind als die Originale. (...)" [Next four items submitted by Kat Newkirk and Bjorn Koopmans] * (&) Press report: "What Happened to King Tutankhamun's Mask? URL "London-based Arabic news site Al Araby Al Jadeed has released an exposé, accusing those in charge of Egypt's precious antiquities of negligence, after they were tipped off that something wasn't quite right about the legendary mask of King Tutankhamun, currently residing in the newly-refurbished Egyptian Museum. Upon arrival, the hall that plays home to the priceless relic was notably dimmer than the rest of the museum. On closer inspection, it becomes apparent that the famous blue and gold braided beard - a symbol of royalty and divine ranking in ancient mythology - has been glued on to the boy king's chin. On the left side of his chin appears to be considerable damage. So what happened? Speaking anonymously to Al Araby Al Jadeed, a museum employee admitted that during the renovation of the iconic museum in October 2014, the team were ordered to clean the mask of Tutankhamun, when it was accidentally damaged, causing the beard to break off from the chin. (..)" [With follow-ups on the forum itself.] * Press report: "Antiquities ministry requests EGP 488m to continue projects: Cabinet spokesman URL "Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Al-Damaty demanded the Minister of Planning, Ashraf El-Araby, provide approximately EGP 488m to complete antiquarian projects and museums currently in progress (..). These projects include the Grand Egyptian Museum which needs EGP 284m of funds, as well as developing historic Cairo, a project requiring EGP 75m. There is also the Royal Museum of Vehicles in Boulaq, which needs EGP 5m funds, the Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria, with EGP 124m, the Obidos [Abydos] and Osiris temples, and Sharm El-Sheikh Museum. (..) The press release mentioned that Al-Damaty’s report included information about the net profit of the areas and museums in the past five years, as well as a presentation on the projects under establishment. The projects are expected to be completed over the next six months, and include the Mosque of Al-Zahir Baybars, Luxor Temple lighting project, Kom Aushim Museum, three mosques in Fouh, Mallawy Museum, Oyun Musa, Marina El Alamein, Manasterly Palace, and El-Sakakeeny Palace." -- Another press report: URL "(..) It has been agreed, during the meeting on Monday, in coordination with Planning Minister Ashraf al-Araby to urgently provide the required funding to resume six projects including; Grand Egyptian Museum (LE284 million), developing historic Cairo (LE75 million), royal vehicles museum in Bulaq (LE5 million), Greco-Roman Museum (LE124 million), Abidos temple and Sharm al-Sheikh museum (LE488 million). (..) Damaty reviewed projects that are being carried out to be opened during the coming six months including Al-Zahir Baybars mosque, the illumination project of Luxor temple, the Kom Oshim museum, three mosques in Fouh city, Mallawy city, Moses Springs, Marina al-Alamein website, the Al-Manesterly Palace and the Sakakiny Palace. (..)" * Press report: "The Red Pyramid: Egypt’s forgotten architectural marvel" URL "(..) The Red Pyramid [at Dahshour] was built during the reign of Pharaoh Snefru (..) [and] (..) became the standard of all Egypt’s Pyramids that have been built later. (..)" * Press report: "13 Archaeological projects suspended due lack of funding" URL Around 13 pivotal archaeological projects in Alexandria have been stopped since the uprising in 2011 due to lack of funding. Officials from Antiquities Ministry said that resuming such projects require at least LE320 million. An informed source from West Delta sector for Coptic and Islamic antiquities said that the suspended projects consist of the tea hall, the Roman-Greek Museum, Al-Shorbagy mosque, Terbana mosque, Alexandria Appeals Court, Mosaic Museum, Abu Mina archaeological site, mosques of Zaghloul and al-Mahalli in Rashid, in addition to another four archaeological mosques in Fouh city and Kafr al-Sheikh Museum.(..)" * Press report: "Egypt is Getting a New Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids" URL * Press report: "Groundwater floods Osiris temple in Luxor" URL "The Osiris temple, one of the many temples located at Karnak in Luxor, has been flooded by ground water. Tourists have been unable to walk in the temple and have resorted to taking passing glances from high points in the area. Many at the ministry have stated that the groundwater flood is natural and that there is no solution for it other than time. However a specialist, Amir Gamal, responded to those claims by proposing the creation of a run-off path that would divert the water. (..)" [With wrong photo.] [Next two items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "All change at the Valley Temple" URL "A garden and a brick structure uncovered at the Dahshour Necropolis have changed views of the functions of a pyramid complex. (..) The site recently attracted the attention of a mission from the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo, which started comprehensive excavation work in 2010. The work was concentrated in the area north of the Valley Temple of the Bent Pyramid, previously explored by Fakhri, who stumbled upon a brick building that he dated to the Middle Kingdom. (..) In 2012, a re-examination of the site using a magnetometric survey showed that the building was actually older than the Bent Pyramid Valley Temple and its remains more extensive than previously thought. (..) After removing 15 cm of sand, excavators not only rediscovered Fakhri’s brick structure but also found the remains of an extensive garden which once featured more than 350 plants arranged in long parallel rows enclosed within a five-metre thick wall. (..) “A few remains of plant roots are clearly visible,” Arnold said, adding that the remains revealed that the whole garden was once planted with palm trees, sycamores and cypress trees. (..)" With a lot more details in the press report. * Press report: "This Ancient Pigment Could Soon Be Used to See Through Your Skin" URL "Egyptian blue was one of the famous pigments of the ancient world. Not only was it a scientific achievement, it has become an important historical signifier because it only came from contact with Egypt. It's now being used in advanced technology that see right through your skin. (..) It has a special property. Hit it with visible red light, and it will give off infrared. It will give off infrared for a prolonged period of time. (..) The frequency of infrared that Egyptian blue emits penetrates flesh more deeply than most other frequencies, without doing any damage. Incorporating Egyptian blue into medical technology will be a cheap way to scan a person's body. (..)" -- Another press report: URL * Press report: "More Progress Made Toward Learning Contents of Herculaneum Scrolls" URL (NY Times) "Researchers have found a key that may unlock the only library of classical antiquity to survive along with its documents, raising at least a possibility of recovering vanished works of ancient Greek and Roman authors such as the lost books of Livy's history of Rome. (..) Researchers led by Vito Mocella, of the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems in Naples, Italy, now say that for the first time, they can read letters inside the scrolls without unrolling them. Using a laserlike beam of X-rays from the European Synchrotron in Grenoble, France, they were able to pick up the very slight contrast between the carbonized papyrus fibers and the ancient ink, soot-based and also made of carbon. The contrast has allowed them to recognize individual Greek letters from the interior of the roll (..)" -- Other English press reports: URL URL URL [Next five items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Ägypten und seine Altertümer. Pharao, hilf!" URL "Zerrissene Nation, gefährdete Schätze: Ägyptens Kulturpolitik sucht Wege aus der Krise, etwa mit dem Bau des größten Museums der Welt. Denn das Land lebt von seinen Altertümern. (...) Mit einer Milliarde Euro handelt es sich um das größte Bauvorhaben der Welt, und selbstredend soll es auch das größte Museum der Welt werden. Solch prahlerische Superlative sind typisch für Schwellenländer mit ihrer Mischung aus Größenwahn und Minderwertigkeitsgefühl. Im Falle Ägyptens kann man sich freilich auf das Vermächtnis der Pharaonen berufen. 'Wir bauen hier die Pyramide der Moderne', erklärt Tarek Tawfik, seit kurzem Generaldirektor des Prestigeprojekts. Es ist der begehrteste und zugleich gefürchtetste Posten, den die Ägyptologie weltweit zu vergeben hat. Denn so gewaltig die Träume der Macher, so gewaltig sind auch die Schwierigkeiten. (..)" * Press report: "Die ganze Welt ist Text" URL "Es hat Jahrtausende gedauert, bis die Schrift entstand. Der Ägyptologe Ludwig Morenz erklärt, warum zuerst gelesen, dann geschrieben wurde. (...) Wenn in Göbekli Tepe eines dieser drei Meter hohen Pfeilerwesen eine Mondsichel um den Hals hängen hat, dann ist sie nicht mehr das Abbild des Mondes, sondern steht wohl für einen Mondgott. Das war damals jedem verständlich. Es funktioniert, ohne dass Laute damit dargestellt, festgehalten werden. Der erste Schritt der Bildentwicklung ist der vom Abbild zur Bedeutung, der zweite, jüngere, ist der von der Bedeutung zur Lautnotation, und dabei spielte das Rebus eine zentrale Rolle. (..)" Interview with Ludwig Morenz. * Press report: "Eine abenteuerliche Reise durch einen friedlichen Teil des Sudan" URL "(..) Man fragt sich, ob man je zurückkehrt, wenn man in dem schrottreifen Fahrzeug eines fremden Mannes durch die Einöde der sudanesischen Wüste zu einem der bedeutendsten Kulturschätze des Landes fährt. Aber anders geht es nicht. Die antike Tempelanlage von Naga liegt 37 Kilometer vom Nil entfernt, abseits der Zivilisation. Eine touristische Infrastruktur existiert im Sudan praktisch nicht. So sind Reisende, die etwas sehen wollen und nicht mit einer organisierten Tour unterwegs sind, auf die lokale Bevölkerung angewiesen: Fragen, feilschen, nichts verstehen und doch eine Lösung finden, das ist der einzige Weg. (...) Das Qatar Sudan Archaelogical Project aus Doha finanziert 38 archäologische Grabungen. Der britische Architekt David Chipperfield hat ein Museum für Naga entworfen, sein erstes Projekt in Afrika. Er liefert die Pläne umsonst, Katar stellt rund 2,8 Millionen Euro zur Verfügung. Doch auch das Prestigeprojekt wird wohl nur wenige ausländische Besucher in die sudanesische Wüste locken. 'Das Museum ist für Sudanesen, die auf der Suche nach ihrer historischen und kulturellen Identität sind', sagt Wildung. Bisher kämen im Jahr höchstens 1000 Ausländer nach Naga. (..)" * Press report: "Museo Egizio 2.0" URL "Dopo 10 anni il secondo museo egizio al mondo, quello di Torino, riapre. L’ora X è il 1 aprile e il nuovo direttore, Christian Greco, ha le idee molto chiare: 'un museo 2.0 che includa, affascini e che sappia nuovamente riproporre anche la ricerca'. (...) Tecnologia, ricerca, storia e rigore museale possono convivere? Questa è la scommessa dell’Egizio!" * Press report: "Equipo mexicano, cerca de abrir tumba egipcia" URL "La comunidad internacional de expertos en egiptología reconoció el trabajo de investigadores nacionales en la restauración de la Tumba Tebana 39 del sacerdote egipcio Puimra. (...)" [Submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press report: "Brasil: Museo de ciencia más antiguo suspende visitas" URL "Sin recursos para mantenerse en funcionamiento, el museo de ciencia más antiguo de Brasil —y el más importante de América Latina— suspendió por tiempo indefinido la visita a sus exposiciones. Tras casi dos siglos de existencia, el Museo Nacional de la Universidad Federal de Río de Janeiro hizo el anuncio el lunes 12 de enero, aduciendo falta de dinero para mantener sus servicios de limpieza y vigilancia. (..) También, objetos de pueblos indígenas amerindios y colecciones de momias, sarcófagos y estelas funerarias del antiguo Egipto. (..)" * Some items relating to Egyptomania [submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar (1)(2): -- Six modern buildings in the shape of a Pyramid: URL -- In Lanildut, France, they plan to make a replica of the obelisk from Luxor: URL -- Europe's "Rosetta" space probe is tracking Comet 67P, and the team has defined 19 regions on 67P, giving each the name of an Ancient Egyptian deity: URL A map of the comet, with region names, is provided. --Follow-ups-- * Press report: "An Announcement from the AIA concerning the St. Louis Society" URL "The Council of the AIA met on Saturday, January 10 in New Orleans for its regular annual meeting. During the meeting it held a hearing “...to consider the AIA’s response to AIA-St. Louis Society’s recent commercial transactions.” At the conclusion of the hearing a motion was made and approved. The motion reads as follows: “Moved, in accordance with Article III.3 of AIA Regulations, St. Louis Society charter be revoked as of February 1, 2015, unless 100% of the current members of the Board of Directors of St. Louis Society be replaced by that date.” (..)" [Next two items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "The Sphinx is safe" URL "(..) About a month ago, a deep crack appeared on the north side of this great monument. Archaeologists and conservators moved quickly to restore the Sphinx. (..)" Written by Zahi Hawass * Press report: "More discoveries" URL Overview of recent discoveries (Tel Habuwa fortifications; tomb of Khentkawess III in Abusir; the 'Osiris Tomb' at Gourna the quarry reliefs at Gebel Al-Silsila). No extra info AFAICT, except perhaps this bit about Tel Habuwa: "(..) A harbour and customs unit has been identified on the southern side, a point that connected the Nile with the Mediterranean Sea, he added. “The customs unit is important because it highlights the fact that Tel Habuwa was not only an important military area on Egypt’s eastern frontiers but also a major trading point during the Middle Kingdom,” Abdel-Maqsoud said. (..)" [Submitted by Thierry Benderitter and Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Archaeologist unearths Egypt treasures" URL "(..) Dr Sarah Doherty, who has also worked on digs in Sudan, Romania and around the UK, recently returned from Gebel el Silsila (..). The archaeologist and ceramicist has been working with colleagues from Lund university at the quarry site, and recently uncovered rare treasures including a scene depicting obelisks, a ram-headed sphinx, a scene depicting the moon god Thoth and very early rock art and stone tools from 8,000 years ago. (..) “In our last season we found an unfinished ram-headed sphinx which was almost identical to those lining the way in Luxor. “Our sphinx has a big crack in its bottom which is why it was left behind. They tried to fix it with magic.” (..)" --MISCELLANEOUS-- * Dig Diary of the January 2015 season of the Johns Hopkins University Expedition to the Mut Precinct (Luxor): URL -- Several new entries (January 4-8, 10-15). * Dig Diary of the 2015 season of the Proyecto Qubbet el-Hawa: URL -- Several new entries (January 16, 18-22). * Dig Diary for the 2015 season of the Proyecto Djehuty URL -- Several new entries (January 15-22). * Blog of the 2015 season of the British Museum's Amara West mission: URL -- Several new entries (January 16, 19, 20, 22-23) * Blog of the 2015 season of the Project AcrossBorders at Sai Island in Upper Nubia: URL -- Several new entries (January 19, 22-23) * New entry at the blog of the Penn Museum / Artifact Lab: URL -- "Examination and treatment of Wilfred/a" With photos of the mummy. * New entries at the blog of Egyptologist Maria Rosa Valdesogo Martin, in her "Hair and Death in Ancient Egypt" series: URL -- "Ancient Egypt Resurrection. The Penis of Tutankhamun" -- "A challenge in the Art of Ancient Egypt: Osirian-Solar Iconography." [Submitted by Roberta Munoz] * New entry at the blog of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC): -- "Wilbour Library Collection Highlight: Gustavus Seyffarth and his Obsession with Hieroglyphs" URL "Genius, misguided, obsessed – these are a few of the terms used to describe the Egyptologist Gustavus Seyffarth (1796-1885) – one of many scholars who attempted, but failed, to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphs. On the occasion of our 80th anniversary, the Wilbour Library is taking a second look at Seyffarth and his scholarship via the rare and beautiful images of Egyptian writing and artifacts contained in his major work – the Bibliotheca Aegptiaca Manuscripta. (..)" +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- * TBA --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * The TOC of the latest issue of Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, vol. 93 (2015), is at URL * The TOC of the latest issue of Bibliotheca Orientalis, vol. 71 no. 3-4, is at URL -- Note some of the articles are available online for free at the site of NINO: URL "Articles published in Bibliotheca Orientalis 71 3/4 (2014), Jubilee fascicle on digital resources for research in Near Eastern Studies" [unfortunately without activated links..] --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- [Submitted by Jan Picton] * Williams B., "The Wearer of the Leopard Skin in the Naqada Period", in Phillips (Jacke) (éd.), Ancient Egypt, the Aegean, and the Near East – Studies in Honour of Martha Rhoads Belle, vol. I, Van Siclen Books, San Antonio, 1997. URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * BMCR book review of: Christelle Fischer-Bovet, Army and Society in Ptolemaic Egypt. Armies of the Ancient World. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Pp.xxv, 447. ISBN 9781107007758. $125.00. URL +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list.] * Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften: Ausschreibung: Prae-doc Stelle für das Projekt Beyond Politics: Material Culture in Second Intermediate Period Egypt and Nubia Wo: Institut für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien Beginn: So bald als möglich, nicht später als Juli 2015 Dauer: 3 Jahre befristet Bewerbungsschluß: 28. Februar 2015 Full info: URL * Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is recruiting a museum curator (cand. mag.,mag.art (MA), Ph. D. or equivalent) with an extensive knowledge of Ancient Egyptian art and archaeology. In addition, the applicant should have a wide knowledge of the cultures of the Ancient Near East. (..) The position is centered on the Glyptotek’s Egyptian collection, but the museum also wants to highlight its modest but exemplary Near Eastern collection. (..) Applications are invited before Friday the 27th of February 2015. (#) * (&) Im neuen Akademievorhaben "Altägyptische Kursivschriften: Digitale Paläographie und systematische Analyse des Hieratischen und der Kursivhieroglyphen" (Projektleitung: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ursula Verhoeven-van Elsbergen, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) sind zum 1. April 2015 drei Stellen für wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen ausgeschrieben. Es handelt sich um eine Stelle an der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz sowie um zwei Stellen an der Technischen Universität Darmstadt: -- Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz: 1 Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiter Ägyptologie URL URL -- Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft der Technischen Universität Darmstadt: 1 Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in Ägyptologie 1 Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in Informationstechnik / Computerphilologie URL URL [for pdf: #] -- Bewerbungsschluss: 31. Januar 2015 -- Project info: URL * (&) Die Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften sucht für das Akademienvorhaben „Strukturen und Transformationen des Wortschatzes der ägyptischen Sprache. Text und Wissenskultur im alten Ägypten“ zum 1. März 2015 eine wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / einen wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter mit der Hälfte der tariflich vereinbarten Arbeitszeit befristet auf zwei Jahre mit der Option auf ein drittes Jahr. (...) Bewerbungsende: 20.01.2015 URL * (&) Am Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) ist zum 01.07.2015 eine Assistentenstelle für zunächst 3 Jahre zu besetzen. (..) Einstellungsvoraussetzungen sind ein sehr gutes Universitätsstudium, eine abgeschlossene Promotion im Fach Ägyptologie sowie Berufspraxis in Forschung und Lehre. (..) Deadline for applications: 15.03.2015. Full info: URL * (&) The University of Memphis Department of Art and the Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology seek an Assistant Professor for a tenure-track position in art history beginning August 2015. (..) Requirements include a doctorate in Egyptology or related field (ABD considered with PhD completed before starting date of August 2015) (..). Review of application materials will commence on January 30, 2015. Full info at URL * (&) Oriental Institute Job Posting: Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Rank of Instructor The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the Oriental Institute's Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference program for the 2015--2017 academic years. This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment. During the first year of the appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize and conduct a two-day conference at the Oriental Institute on key comparatively oriented theoretical or methodological issues in the field of ancient studies (archaeological, text-based, and/or art historical avenues of research). We encourage cross-disciplinary proposals that deal with the ancient Near East (including Egypt) or that compare the Near East with other cultural areas. (..) Deadline for completed applications is Monday, January 12th, 2015. Start date is September 1st, 2015. Full info: URL Job posting number 02374. ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] [Submitted by Daniel Werning] * The Dahlem Research School (Berlin/Germany) offers 20 Incoming Postdoc Fellowships (various topics) starting in Nov 2015 for 18 months each (deadline Mar 13, 2015). Applicants have to submit a project plan based around the research fields/key topics of certain participating "Excellence Projects" or "Focus Areas", among others the "Excellence Cluster 'Topoi - The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations'" Info: URL Participating Excellence Projects or Focus Areas: URL * (&) The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral scholars for 2015-2016 in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, or Ancient Near Eastern Cultures [incl. Egypt]. (..) The fellowship period will begin October 1, 2015, and is for a period of one academic year. Last date for acceptance of material: March 2, 2015. (#) * (&) Information on the Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants offered by the Archaeological Institute of America may be found at URL --CONTESTS-- * (&) Die Stiftung für Ägyptologie --Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte-- schreibt im Jahr 2014 erstmals 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). Langfristiges Förderungsziel ist die Finanzierung einer Habilitationsstelle im oben genannten Forschungsbereich. Eine Förderung von Doktoranden und Studenten ist nur im Rahmen dieses Wettbewerbs möglich. Für ein schriftliches Werk wird dieses Jahr ein Preisgeld von EUR 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 30.06.2015. 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 Fragen zum Wettbewerb werden über die oben genannte Email-Adresse beantwortet. Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen. URL --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) The Kemet Klub is organizing the following course: "Saqqara: Egypt's most important ancient necropolis" tutor: Lucia Gahlin dates: February 13, 20, 27, March 13, 20, 27, 2015 7:30-9:00 pm place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR, UK costs: GBP 51.90 info: email * (&) University of Chicago Online course: "The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt" January 25 to March 14, 2015. Instructor: Megaera Lorenz Registration Deadline: January 18, 2015 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.] * (&) Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society has revived its plan (now for Spring 2015) to run a study tour to Lower Egypt, to include the Faiyum, Alexandria and the Delta (as far as the sites of Tell el-Maskhuta and Tell Dafna/Defennneh). The costs of the tour include a donation to the Amarna Trust to assist the continuation of work at Amarna. Core Tour Dates : Tuesday April 21st to Monday May 4th 2015 (with Professor Barry Kemp, Dr Rawia Ismail, John Billman) Luxor Extension - Thebes in the First Millennium : Monday 4th May 2015 to Saturday May 9th 2015 (with Dr Elena Pischikova, John Billman, local guide) (#) --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * (&) The Mendes Expedition is offering an Archaeological Field School in Egypt, at Tell er-Rub'a, during Summer 2015 (May 7, 2015 - July 10, 2015). Project Directors: Prof. Donald Redford and Dr. Susan Redford, Penn State University. Application Deadline: January 10, 2015. URL +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- ARD-alpha, January 24, 2015, 20:15-21:05; January 26, 2015, 17:15-18:00 "Antike Mega-Bauwerke: Die Pyramiden von Gizeh" -- Phoenix, January 27, 2015, 05:15-06:00 "Weihrauch für den Pharao: Aufbruch nach Punt" -- Phoenix, January 27, 2015, 06:45-07:30 "Operation Piramesse - Ramses' verschollene Megacity" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- * TBA * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --SOFTWARE-- * TBA --MUSIC & THEATRE-- * TBA --FICTION (NOVELS, GAMES & MOVIES)-- * TBA +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA +++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- a) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date:..., 2014; 3:30pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA costs: $5 for the general public, $3 for museum members, free to ARCE-PA members info: email b) ARCE/New York Chapter * TBA date: ...., 2014; 6:30 p.m. place: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, 23rd Floor Reception (Entrance to 7 Times Square is on Broadway at 42nd Street (next to The Loft). Photo ID is required to enter the building. You will then proceed to the 5th floor Sky Lobby and take the second elevator bank to the 23rd floor reception). costs: free to the public, but advanced R.S.V.P. is required; please reply to email c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * TBA date: ... 2014; 7:30 PM place: Portland State University, Room 238, Smith Memorial Union costs: free and open to the public info: URL info: email (Rebecca Hodgin) d) Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU 15 East 84th Street New York, NY * TBA date: .., 2014; 06:00 PM info: URL e) ARCE/Chicago Chapter URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 5:00pm place: LaSalle Bank Room, the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago costs: free and open to the public info: tel. 773-702-1062. f) North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics * 43nd annual meeting of NACAL: "The Afroasiatic languages' contribution to general linguistic research" Abstracts of papers are invited before November 15th, 2014. date: February 13 -15, 2015 place: Georgetown University, Washington, DC info: URL g) ARCE/ Northwest Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm - 8:30pm place: Gowen Hall 201, University of Washington, Seattle costs: free and open to the public info: URL URL h) ARCE/Northern Texas Chapter URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start place: Fondren Science Building, Room 123, at the Southern Methodist University campus, 3125 Daniel, Dallas, Texas. costs: free to visitors and members (donations at the door welcome) info: email i) ARCE/New Orleans Area Interest Group (ARCE-NOLA) * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:00 PM place: Louisiana Art and Science Museum, 100 River Road South, Downtown Baton Rouge info: email; URL j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * "Ramses II's Royal Women: Mortuary Evidence for a Queenly Hierarchy", by Dr. Heather McCarthy (New York University) date: Sunday, October 5, 2014; 2:30 p.m. place: Room 110, Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley costs: no charge, donations are welcome. info: email k) ARCE/Washington DC Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 p.m place: Benjamin T. Rome Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC cost: $5.00/person info: URL l) Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago * "A Game of Thrones and Coffins: The Death and Resurrection of Osiris", by Prof. Robert Ritner date: Friday, October 17, 2014; 5:30–6:30 p.m. place: Oriental Institute, 1155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL, US costs: free, but registration is required info: URL * "Osiris and Isis Dance Performance", by Ron De Jesús Dance Chicago choreographer Ron De Jesús created a 90-minute story ballet inspired by the ancient Egyptian gods Osiris and Isis. Scenes from this ballet will be presented in the Museum galleries. Surrounded by ancient artifacts, patrons will experience a special night of dance performed to live instrumentation. Students will read excerpts from the ancient text between each vignette. A reception follows the performance. date: Friday, October 17, 2014; 7:00–9:00 p.m. place: Oriental Institute, 1155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL, US costs: $15 members/students/faculty and staff; $25 nonmembers; registration is required info: URL URL m) Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, University of Memphis Memphis, TN * The 9th Annual William J. Murnane Memorial Lecture "Writing on the Wall (and Cliffs)," by Professor Richard Jasnow (Johns Hopkins University) date: Friday, 10 October 2014; 7 pm info: URL n) ARCE/New England Chapter * "Cult and Identity in the Egyptian Borderland", by Dr. Miriam Müller (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World, Brown University) date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014; 6 p.m. place: Boston University Stone Science Building, Room B50. 675 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 costs: free and open to the public info: URL o) ARCE / Tennessee Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 p.m. place: View Room (350), University Center, University of Memphis costs: free, and open to the public. info: email p) - q) ARCE / Arizona Chapter website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5:30 p.m. place: University of Arizona Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd. Tucson, Arizona costs: free and open to all info: URL URL r) Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt * TBA date: .., 2014; 12-1 place: Room 208, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8298 info: URL s) Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322 * Annual Nix Mann Lecture: "The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt", by Dr. Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney date: Sunday, January 25, 2015; 4 – 6pm place: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Reception Hall, Level Three info: URL t) - v) Egypt Exploration Organization of Southern California 10535 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5 p.m. info: URL u) American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) URL * TBA --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7pm place: rm. 215, 4 Bancroft Ave. University of Toronto campus info: email --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2014; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: email URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) Egyptian Embassy, London, Education & Culture Bureau 4 Chesterfield Gardens, London W1. tel: 020 7491 7720; email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:45 pm b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18.30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: free, non-members welcome info: email URL ---Friends of the Petrie Museum--- URL * TBA date: ... 2014 info: email c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * TBA date: ..... 2014; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm place: EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG costs: members GBP 10 (students GBP 5), non-members GBP 12 (students GBP 6) info: URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 costs: free for members of the ESB and the University, £2.00 for non-members info: email e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 1.30 pm for a 2 pm start place: Main School Hall, Wyvern Technology College, Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Hants SO50 7 AN costs: GBP 3.0 members, GBP 6.0 non-members info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Wales, Swansea * "Just a Catchy Title: On the History of Reception of the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead", by Aris Legowski date: Wednesday 28th January 2015; 7.00pm place: 'Fulton House 2' Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, GBP3.00 non-members info: tel. 01792 295960 g) Institute of Archaeology, University College London * Workshop: "Gold of the afterlife: Analytical approaches to Egyptian Jewellery: date: 3 November 2014; 10:00:00 AM - 5:30:00 PM place: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology costs: free, but advance registration required at email info: programme at URL h) Ashmolean Museum Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH URL * Conference: "Understanding Egyptian Collections: Innovative display and research projects in museums" The conference will focus on innovative ways of conserving, displaying, understanding and interpreting Egyptian collections. date: 1-2 September 2014 info: URL i) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * TBA j) University College London (UCL) * The Sixth Ancient Egyptian Language and Text Workshop (AELT 6) The purpose of AELT is to bring together text-based researchers in Egyptology in the UK and to provide a forum for sharing and discussing ideas, problems and issues. The intention is to highlight work in progress. date: 22 November 2014 info: URL ; email k) The British Association of Near Eastern Archaeologists URL * The 2015 BANEA Conference Abstracts of papers about the general theme ("borders and transitions") or other current issues concerning archaeology and/or history of the Ancient Near East and Egypt, including recent research and current field projects, are invited before is October 1st 2014. date: 7-9 January 2015 place: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and University College London. info: URL info: (near) final programme at URL ---BANEA South-East/The London Centre for the Ancient Near East--- URL * TBA date: .., 2014: 18.00 place: Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, London WC1. info: email l) Essex Egyptology Group * TBA date: ..., 2014; 3pm place: Spring Lodge Community Centre, Witham, Essex info: email m) Leicestershire Ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 1:30 for a 2pm start place: Lord Mayors Room, New Walk Museum, Leicester info: email n) University of Birmingham * 2nd Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Nationality, Authority and Individuality in Ancient Egypt" Abstracts of papers invited before 17th October 2014. date: 20th February 2015. info: email o) Early Glass Technology Research Network at University College London URL * Conference: "Things that travelled - Mediterranean Glass in the First Millennium AD” Organised by the Early Glass Technology Research Network at UCL in co-operation with the Association for the History of Glass (AHG)(URL) and the British Museum (URL). Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited before 30 June 2014. date: 28-29 November 2014 (two-day conference) places: The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London W1U; Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1; British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1 costs: regular ticket: 40 GBP; AHG members: 30 GBP; non-UCL students: 20 GBP; free to UCL students info: Daniela Rosenow, email info: call for abstracts at URL p) Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project 2K * Conference: "Demon Things: Ancient Egyptian Manifestations of Liminal Entities" date: 21-24 March 2016 place: Swansea University and The Egypt Centre, Wales info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL The call for papers is open now until March 1, 2015. q) Griffith Institute University of Oxford * Study Day: "The Griffith Institute: The Home for Egyptology at Oxford" As part of their 75th anniversary celebrations the Griffith Institute is holding its first ever study day at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Talks by staff, students and researchers will cover the full range of the Institute's activities, from archival research, digital projects, fieldwork in Egypt, and teaching hieroglyphs. To include a tour of the exhibition "Discovering Tutankhamun" with staff from the Institute on hand to answer questions. date: 2nd October 2014; 10.15am - 5pm place: Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum costs: booking at URL info: for more information visit: URL r) Oxford University * Current Research in Egyptology XVI: "Travel in Egypt" Abstracts of papers are invited before 15 November 2014. date: April 15–18, 2015 info: email info: URL s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:30 - 21:00 place: New King's 10, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3FX costs: free info: mail info: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society URL * "Radiocarbon and the Chronologies of Ancient Egypt", by Dr. Andrew Shorland date: Saturday 10 Jan 2015; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ costs: free to members; Visitors: £3.00 (donation) info: abstract at URL * "Invisible Egypt made Visible with RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging)", by Dr Kathryn Piquette date: Saturday 7 February 2015; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ costs: free to members; Visitors: £3.00 (donation) info: abstract at URL u) John Rylands Research Institute * Conference: "From Egypt to Manchester: unravelling the John Rylands papyrus collection" This conference aims to bring together scholars who are working or have recently worked on the John Rylands papyri. We welcome papers from any period and perspective based on papyri from our collection in any of the languages and scripts attested from the Ptolemaic to the early Arab period; deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2014. date: 4-6 September 2014. place: John Rylands Library, Manchester info: URL info: program at URL URL v) McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3ER * Egyptian World Seminars Series: -- "Wayfarers and wanderers: Exploring the Kharga oasis" by Salima Ikram (American University Cairo): date: Monday 20th October, 2014; 5pm -- "Bird hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt: An ornithologist's viewpoint on their origin and depiction", by John Wyatt (Independent Researcher) date: Wednesday 29th October, 2014; 5pm -- "Leukon Teikhos: Memphis in the First Millennium", by David Jeffreys (University College London) date: Wednesday 3rd December, 2014; 5pm -- For all lecture is valid: place: seminar room in the McDonald Institute (Downing Site) costs: all welcome info: email info: URL URL w) University of Bristol * Amelia Edwards Memorial Lecture: "The Two Tombs of Horemheb", by Dr Jacobus van Dijk date: Wednesday 5 November 2014; 6pm place: the Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ info: URL x) The Manchester Museum * Study Day: "From Amulets to Golden Flies: Understanding Egyptian Jewellery" date: Saturday 14th February, 2015; 9:15-16:30 place: Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL info: programme at URL URL y) The Kemet Klub * Dayschool: "The Temples of Thebes", with Dr Aidan Dodson date: Saturday February 28, 2015; 10.00 am - 4.30 pm place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR, UK costs: GBP 31.67 info: URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * "Edward William Lane and Ancient Egypt", by Jason Thompson date: Tuesday 25 November 2014; 17.00 h place: Leiden University: Lipsius building, room 028 costs: open to all info: email info: URL b) - c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * "A Syrian Palace for the Hyksos in ancient Avaris", by Prof. Dr. Manfred Bietak date: 10 September 2014; 15:00 place: Leemanszaal, RMO, Leiden info: URL e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) University of Bonn Egyptological Department Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn * Int. Conference: "Egyptian and Jewish Magic in Antiquity: Contexts, Contacts, Continuities and Comparisons" date: 6th-9th July, 2015 info: URL b) Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Schlaunstr. 2, 48143 Münster * TBA c) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA d) Freundeskreis Ägyptologie e.V.: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:30 place: Philosophicum, Hörsaal P 1, Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz e) Ägyptologisches Institut der Universität Leipzig Goethestrasse 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * TBA f) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA date: ..., 2014, 6:30 pm place: Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, room: 121 g) Münchner Arbeitskreis "Junge Aegyptologie" (MAJA) URL * TBA h) Institut für Ägyptologie und Altorientalistik Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, D 55099 Mainz * TBA i) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * Workshop: "Das Wachsausschmelzverfahren als Kulturtechnik im Alten Ägypten. Das Qubbet el-Hawa-Konvolut und die aktuelle Forschung" date: 6-7 March 2015 info: more information and preliminary programme at URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:30 costs: EUR 2,50 / 2; Mitglieder des Fördervereins have free entry. info: URL j) - k) Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie Universität zu Köln Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Köln * The second lecture in honorem Philippe Derchain: "The Papyrus Salt 825 in the Light of Recent Research", by Dr. Laurent Coulon date: Wednesday, 22 October 2014; 19:30 place: Hörsaal A2, Hörsaalgebäude, Universität zu Köln l) Uschebtie e.V. Der Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Seminars für Ägyptologie der Universität Köln URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 19:30 Uhr place: Hörsaalgebaäude, Hörsaal D, Universität Köln info: email --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * Multidisciplinary Conference on the Sinai Desert. Abstracts of papers are invited before 17 April 2014. date: 29 - 30 November 2014 info: URL b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * TBA date: ... 2014; 6:00 pm place: Garden Room, British Council, 192 Sharei El-Nil St. Agouza-Cairo. info: URL * TBA date: .. 2014; 6:00 pm place: EES Cairo Office, 192 El Nil Street- Agouza -Cairo info: email info: URL * Fourth Delta Survey Workshop Abstracts of papers invited before 1 December 2014. date: 26-27 March 2015 place: British Council, 192 Sharia el-Nil, Agouza, Cairo. info: email c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * "Datation et Archéologie, une intuition Bayesienne ? Modélisation d’une chronologie complexe pour la 18e dynastie", by Anita Quiles date: 28 January 2015; 18h00 info: URL d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: .. 2014; 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 * "Chicago House and Marsam Hotel, where do they meet?", by Marcel Maessen date: 21 November 2014; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL * "100 Years German House in Luxor 1904 - 2004", by Marcel Maessen date: 23 November 2014; 7PM place: Nile Valley Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 6:00 pm. place: Ministry of State for Antiquities of Egypt, Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, 3 Adel Abou Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo info: email g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo URL h) Writing and Scripts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina 21526 El Chatby, Alexandria * "Finding the life source of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs: Context, Invention, Calligraphy", by Prof. Stephen Quirke date: 6 November 2014; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email * "Canals and collaborators: multicultural Egypt as part of the Persian empire", by Prof. Ian Shaw date: 23 November 2014; 11.00-13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public. info: email i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2014; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email j) Grand Egyptian Museum * 1st International Tutankhamun GEM Conference: "Moving & Displaying" The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to January 31 [was: 15], 2015. date: 10-14 May 2015 info: email info: Call for Papers - URL info: 2nd Call for Papers - URL --ITALY-- a) International Association of Egyptologists * 11th International Congress of Egyptologists date: August 23–30, 2015 place: Egyptian Museum of Florence, info: URL info: URL info: 2nd Circular - URL b) Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale" Via Partenope 10/a - Via Chiatamone 61-62 (Palazzo du Mesnil), Napoli 80121 Campania * Second Neapolitan Congress of Egyptology: "The Italian Egyptological Collections" date: 17-18 December 2014 place: National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and the University of Naples info: email (#) c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2014; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) Associazione Culturale "MUMMY PROJECT" URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:00 place: Libreria Labirinto, via Benvenuto Sangiorgio, 4, Casale Monferrato info: email --FRANCE-- a) Rencontres Egyptologiques de Strasbourg website * TBA date: ... 2014; 18h45 place: Maison des Associations, 1A place des Orphelins 67000 Strasbourg costs: non-members EUR 6 (students EUR 3) info: email b) l'Association Égyptologique du Gard URL * TBA date: ...2014; 20:00 place: Centre Pablo Néruda, 30000 Nîmes costs: free c) Université Paris Sorbonne * International Conference: "L'argent des dieux. Religions et richesses en Méditerranée dans l'Antiquité et au Moyen Âge"/ "Gods' Money: Religions and riches in the Mediterranean World in Antiquity and the Middle Ages" date: 16-18 October 2014 place: Paris, at the Collège de France and Sorbonne. costs: free, but please register at URL info: URL info: programme at URL info: email --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) University of Liège Place du 20-Août 7, B-4000 Liège * Conference: "Deir el-Medina and the Theban Necropolis in Contact: Describing the interactions within and outside the community of workmen." Abstracts of papers are invited before 20 May 2014 at email. date: 27-29 October 2014 info: final programme at URL --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA b) Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba Doctor Esquerdo, 16 - 6º derecha, Madrid 28028 * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:00 place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Pso. habana, 40), Madrid costs: free, but reservation is advisable info: URL c) - d) - e) - f) Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha URL * V Congreso Ibérico de Egiptología [5th Iberian Congress of Egyptology] date: Monday, 9 March 2015 - Thursday, 12 March 2015 place: Cuenca (Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) info: URL info: URL Call for Papers (in Portuguese): URL Call for Papers (in Spanish): URL Registration: until 30st June, 2014 [registration form at URL] Congress organizational committee: Dr. Antonio Pérez Largacha (President); Dr. Immaculada Vivas Sanz (Vice-president); and Ms. Sara Arroyo Cuadra (Secretary) --AUSTRALIA-- a) Macquarie University, Sydney * TBA --DANMARK-- a) Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies University of Copenhagen Karen Blixens vej 4, Building 10, DK-2300 Copenhagen * Egyptological Conference in Copenhagen (ECC): "Life and Heritage in Ancient Egypt" Abstracts of papers by all current postgraduate students and early career researchers are invited before 16 January 2015. date: 6-8 May 2015 place: Karen Blixens Vej 4, DK-2300, Copenhagen info: email (also for registration) info: URL --SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ...2014; 18:30 place: Hörsaal KO2 F 150, Universität Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich costs: open for members, students, and the general public. info: email b) Universität Basel: Ägyptologie * Workshop: “PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: Framework, Means, and Impact of Mobility across the East Mediterranean Region in the 8th to 6th c. BCE” Call for Papers: we cordially invite proposals from junior as well as senior researchers; deadline is 15 March 2015. date: 3-6 August 2015 place: Landgut Castelen (near CH-Basel), Römerstiftung Dr. René Clavel, Giebenacherstrasse 9, 4302 Augst BL, Switzerland info: URL --SWEDEN-- a) - --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * 5th International Congress for Young Egyptologists (ICYE) date: 16 - 20 September 2015 place: Wien info: URL URL b) European Science Foundation * Workshop: "The Sea Peoples Up-To-Date. New Research on the Migration of Peoples in the 12th Century BCE" date: 3-4 November 2014 place: Vienna info: programme at URL --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA --ARGENTINA-- a) Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo Oriente (CEHAO) Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:00 costs: free info: email --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts Czech Institute of Egyptology Celetná 20, CZ-110 00 Prague 1 tel.: +420 224491394, fax: +420 224491628 URL * International conference: “The Crossroads II, or There and Back Again” Dedicated to the study of relations between Egypt, the Aegean, the Levant and the Sudan in the Second and First Millennia B.C.E. date: 15-18 September 2014. info: URL info: updated programme and abstracts at URL info: programme at URL --POLAND-- a) Pultusk Academy of Humanities 17, Daszynskiego st., 06-100 Pultusk * Third Interdisciplinary Conference: "Thinking Symbols" Abstracts of papers are invited before the 31st of December 2014. date: 30 June 2015 - 2 July 2015 info: email info: URL b) Instytut Archeologii Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Ul. Golebia 11, 31-007 Kraków * 8th Dakhleh Oasis Project Conference: "Archaeology of the Egyptian Western Desert: New Ideas and Concepts" Deadline for online registration and abstract submitting is December 31st 2014. date: 6-10 July 2015. place: Jagiellonian University, Cracow info: URL --BRAZIL-- a) - --CROATIA-- a) University of Zagreb & Archaeological Museum of Zagreb * 7th European Conference of Egyptologists (CECE7): "Egypt 2015: Perpectives of Research” date: 2-7 June 2015 place: University of Zagreb info: URL +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) Farmington Museum at Gateway Park 3041 East Main St, Farmington, NM 87402 URL * "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" date: September 27, 2014 - April 25 [was: 26], 2015 [prolongation; was: till January 4, 2015] Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix (May 31, 2014 - September 1, 2014). info: URL info: URL info: English press reports at URL With video. URL With picture gallery and video. info: English press report at URL b) - c) Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Kelsey, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390 URL * "Death Dogs: The Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt" date: February 6, 2015 - May 3, 2015 The exhibition will explore the history of Anubis, Wepwawet, and the other jackal gods of ancient Egypt and decipher their complex roles in Egyptian religion and understandings of death and the afterlife. The show will also explore the lasting appeal of these dogs as vivid symbols of ancient Egypt in modern times. info: URL d) The Harvard Semitic Museum 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 URL * "From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum" date: December 5, 2014 - TBA This exhibition celebrates the vision of the Harvard Semitic Museum's founder, David Gordon Lyon (1852--1935), and tells the story of the museum's nineteenth-century beginning and features Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets, ancient Palestinian pottery, Egyptian funerary art, and ethnographic treasures, along with Lyon's own travel and excavation photographs. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The long-term plan is to have only about 75 percent of the collection in storage, said Peter Der Manuelian. The rest will fill refurbished gallery spaces that will follow a thematic and geographic logic. The third floor is given over to ancient Mesopotamia, the second to Egypt, and the first to revolving exhibits. (..) To celebrate the new look, Manuelian, Greene, and Aja tag-teamed for an inaugural humanities lecture earlier this month. The talk reached into the past to reveal what the future will be, and introduced an exhibit that looks at the refurbished space: “From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum.” (..)" URL "(…) There are three wooden mummy coffins from Egypt, a door jamb from the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak featuring an incised image of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II, and an array of smaller Egyptian objects. (…) Many of the objects in the show, such as a pair of Egyptian coffins — one designed for a woman, the other for a man (probably her husband) — and the limestone canopic jar, used by ancient Egyptians to hold internal body organs, have their own special charisma. (...)" -- Photos: ‘From the Nile to the Euphrates’: URL e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments & Amulets" date: November 19, 2009 - longterm installation [2nd prolongation; was: till June 30, 2013] Features thirty-five representations of individual body parts from the Brooklyn Museum's ancient Egyptian collection, many of which are displayed for the first time. This exhibition uses fragments of sculptures and objects created as distinct elements to illuminate the very realistic depiction of individual body parts in canonical Egyptian sculpture. info: URL * "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" date: July 24, 2013 - December 2014 [longterm installation] The exhibition explores the role of felines in everyday ancient Egyptian life, religion, mythology, and kingship. Among the ca. 30 objects are a gold-gilded statue of a Leonine Goddess from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, a large wooden statue of a cat, a selection of bronze and stone depictions of felines, and furniture and luxury items decorated with feline features. info: URL info: press reports at URL "(..) It will feature some 30 objects from the museum's permanent collection, like a gilded sculpture of a lion-headed goddess from between 770-412 BCE that has never been on public view before since it entered the museum's holdings in 1937. Other fine art felines on view will include a bronze sphinx sculpture of King Sheshenq from between 945-718 BCE, and an adorable-sounding cast bronze sculpture of a mother cat with four kittens nursing from ca. 666-30 BCE. (..)" With photo of a Greco-Roman cat statue. URL [For the statue of mother cat and kittens, see URL ] info: source - URL info: source - URL (PDF) info: press report at URL info: press reports at URL With large photo of the god Tutu as sphinx. URL (NY Times) With several photos of displays. info: press report at URL With photo of "Cat with Kittens" statue. info: press report at URL Interview with curator Yekaterina Barbash, and with some very nice photos of objects. info: press report at URL (FT) info: press report at URL f) The Children's Museum of Cleveland 10730 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106 (In University Circle) URL * "Egyptian Sands: Families Exploring Ancient Egypt" date: December 13, 2014 - April 12, 2015 The exhibition provides young visitors with a unique, hands-on learning experience, with special themed programs and workshops throughout the duration of the exhibit. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL g) South Florida Science Center and Aquarium 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 URL * "Afterlife: The Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt" date: October 11, 2014 - April 18, 2015 Exhibition of over 250 authentic artifacts from the Bolton Museum that earlier toured Europe and Asia under the title "Quest for Immortality - The Hidden Treasure of Ancient Egypt" [etc.]. Highlights are a full-size reproduction of the burial chamber of Thutmose III (1490-1436 B.C.), a Rammeside male mummy believed to be the son of Ramses II, two other human mummies, six animal mummies, fine jewelry, painted reliefs, implements used in religious rituals, a sarcophagus, coffins, pots, cosmetic containers, and an ancient painted model of the royal barge. info: URL info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL With video. URL With video. URL Describes the mummies on display. With some photos. URL info: English press reports at URL URL With video (inside the replica of Thutmose III’s tomb) and some photos. URL With photos. info: English press report at URL h) Grand Rapids Public Museum 272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: May 16, 2015 - TBA The travelling exhibition with more than 1,000 reproductions of artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Earlier at Kansas City’s Union Station (April 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014) and San Diego Natural History Museum (October 11, 2014 - April 26, 2015). info: URL info: URL info: English press report (with slideshow) at URL i) Oriental Institute Museum 1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637 * "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" date: August 28, 2014 - August 30, 2015 A revised exhibit of the original show "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" (August 20, 2013 - February 23, 2014), with photographic portraits, explores how cultural achievements of the ancient Middle East have created or contributed to much of modern life. info: URL j) San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: October 11, 2014 - April 26, 2015. The travelling exhibition with more than 1,000 reproductions of artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Currently at Kansas City’s Union Station (April 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014). info:URL info: press reports at URL URL With video. URL info: English press report at URL Tickets are now on sale. info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL k) Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104 URL * "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt" date: October 18, 2014 - January 18, 2015 Exhibition with more than 100 items from the Brooklyn Museum, including drawings and sculptures, as well as the mummified remains of dogs, cats, birds, snakes and crocodiles. Currently on display at the Bowers Museum, Santa Ana (March 22, 2014- June 15, 2014). info: URL info: URL info: source -URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL With nice photos of coffins for animal mummies. info: English press report at URL With several nice photos of artefacts. l) University Museum, San Francisco State University c/o Museum Studies Program, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 * Re-opening of the Museum of Ancient Civilizations (incl. the Sutro Egyptian collection) date: Fall 2015 info: press reports at URL "The Sutro Egyptian and Treganza collection will be moved as part of the University Museum’s relocation into the Fine Arts building next semester for specialized care and greater student accessibility. (..) The Museum Studies gallery is [currently] located on the fifth floor of the Humanities building which, according to Museum Studies Professor and Director Edward Luby, has been inaccessible to students and local families who want to visit the museum. (..)" URL "The University Museum’s plan to move two collections into the Fine Arts Building this spring have been postponed until fall 2015, allowing artifacts to be temporarily loaned to other museums and galleries until the grand opening. The Treganza and Sutro Egyptian collections were originally scheduled for a spring 2015 move into FA 203. (..) The Sutro Egyptian collection, which is currently housed in the fifth floor of the Humanities Building at the University Museum, has no plans to reopen before the move but a few items will be loaned to the San Francisco International Airport Museum (..)" info: online database of the Sutro Collection of Egyptian Antiquities that includes ca. 700 objects (incl. two intact mummies) - URL m) Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art Visual Arts Center California State University San Bernardino 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 * Re-opening of Ancient Egyptian galleries (now closed for renovations) date: Fall [was: Spring] 2015 - ongoing info: URL n) Freer Gallery of Art Jefferson Dr. and 12th St., SW Washington, DC URL URL * "The Nile and Ancient Egypt" date: December 7, 2013 - TBA (indefinitely) On view are artifacts from the Freer Gallery's collection that illuminate the important role the Nile and water animals played in ancient Egyptian religion and concepts of the afterlife. info: URL info: press report at URL With some photos of artefacts. info: press reports at URL URL info: press report at URL o) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Avenue of the Arts 465 Hurlington Street, Boston, MA 02115 URL * "Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia" date: 19 July 2014 - 14 May 2017 Exhibition of more than 100 pieces of jewellery from ancient Nubia (1700 BC to 300 AD). info: URL info: English press report at URL With picture gallery. info: English press report at URL "In this exclusive interview, James Blake Wiener of Ancient HistoryEncyclopedia (AHE) speaks to Ms. Denise Doxey, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, about the history, artistry, and splendor of ancient Nubian jewelry. (..)" With several nice photos of Nubian jewelry. p) Staten Island Museum Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Building A 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 URL URL * Opening of the "Treasure Box" galleries date: Fall 2014 - ongoing Displays highlights of the Staten Island Museum's permanent collections. info: press release at URL "A collection of archeological treasures from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Italy, and the ancient Americas is to be showcased in a new exhibit at the Staten Island Museum. (..) The bulk of these antiquities once formed part of a private collection of some 2,000 items formed by Scottish natives Francis MacDonald (1825-1878) and his wife, Elizabeth (Eliza) Wallace MacDonald (1825-1911) (..). The most significant group of objects were the over 400 ancient antiquities from Egypt, the Levant, Greece, and Italy. (..) These [new] galleries will be located in the Museum's new, larger facility, due to open in fall 2014 in a landmarked 134-year- old Greek Revival building at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.(..)" info: examples from the collection - URL URL q) TBA San Antonio, Texas * "Animales sagrados egipcios: Un viaje a los secretos de la momificación" [Egyptian sacred animals: a journey into the secrets of mummification] date: TBA, 2014 Exhibition of eleven ancient Egyptian animal mummies, plus a collection of amulets and other funerary objects (a total of 220 objects). It also features (via videos) the results of the research (CT scans etc) conducted on the mummies by an interdisciplinary team of the University of Navarra since 2009. Earlier at (a.o.) the Museo Romano Oiasso, Irun (December 20, 2012 - April 14/15, 2013), the Bibat: Arkeologia - Fournier de Naipes Museoa, Vitoria-Gasteiz (25 April 2013 - 28 July 2013), and the Casa de los Botines, León (2 September 2013 - 20 October 2013). Currently at the Museo de la Siderurgia y la Minería, Sabero (León) (1 November 2013 - 5 January 2014). The exhibition might go to Cistierna before it moves to the USA. info: URL info: press report at URL "El Instituto Bíblico se lanza a la 'conquista' de América. El museo que dirige el leonés Jesús García Recio y que atesora en un ala de San Isidoro la colección Van Dijk -un millar de piezas de las primeras civilizaciones- abre una sede en Texas. (..) El Museo-Instituto Bíblico de León, que cuenta con 'delegaciones' en Cistierna, Madrid, Valladolid, Santiago de Compostela y Vitoria, planea organizar en la ciudad tejana exposiciones como la de Animales sagrados egipcios. Un viaje a los secretos de la momificación, expuesta recientemente en el edificio Gaudí y que ahora se traslada a Cistierna, tras haber recorrido Pamplona, Tudela, Irún y Vitoria. (..)" r) Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203 URL * "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition" date: November 26, 2014 - April 26, 2015 The travelling exhibition "Mummies of the World", with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 95 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. Most recently it was at the Maryland Science Center (September 28, 2013 - January 20, 2014) and the Buffalo Museum of Science (April 12, 2014 - September 21, 2014). info: URL info: English press report (with video) at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL s) Providence, RISD 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903 URL * "Reopening Egyptian galleries" date: June 13, 2014 - ongoing info: press releases at URL "The RISD Museum welcomes visitors to an entire floor of newly renovated galleries for ancient Egyptian art, Asian art, and costume and textiles. (..) Fresh installations of ancient Egyptian and Asian art include two prominent visitor favorites: the mummy and coffin of the Egyptian priest Nesmin (ca. 250 BCE) and the monumental Dainichi Nyorai Buddha (ca. 1150-1200). (..)" URL "(..) For the first time, the coffin of the Egyptian priest Nesmin can be seen open, giving visitors an intimate look at the underside of the lid and the image of the goddess Nut on the inside of the coffin base. (...) URL "The RISD Museum's two Egyptian galleries contain works of art dating back to 3500 BCE. (..) A careful look at objects provides insight into ancient Egyptian artistic training and practice. Incised lines on a recently acquired small Sculptor's Model of a Striding King (305-250 BCE), for example, may have guided an artist in the principles of proportions, allowing for the creation of colossal sculptures. (..)" info: file with labels of the ancient Egyptian objects on display - URL A few photos at URL info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press reports at URL URL t) - u) University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 URL * "Inside the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies" date: September 30, 2012 - ongoing Part exhibition, and part working laboratory, a glass-enclosed conservation lab allows you to watch conservators work on a wide array of Egyptian objects. info: URL info: URL info: matching blog at URL info: press reports at URL URL "(..) The archaeology and anthropology museum has identified 30 objects from its 42,000-piece Egyptian collection to be conserved during the evolving project. Many of the lab items have not been exhibited before because of their poor condition, said conservator Molly Gleeson. Among Gleeson's first projects are preserving the mummies of a cat, falcon and ibis. (..) Also undergoing study are hieroglyphic-inscribed slabs of wood that comprised the coffin of an Egyptian named Ahanakht, circa 2000 B.C. Conservation efforts led researchers to discover hidden inscriptions on the seams, said David Silverman, curator-in-charge of the Egyptian section.(..)" URL URL URL URL URL With slideshow. info: press report at URL "(..) The museum owns parts of a burial cloth on display now. It will be replaced by a high-resolution photograph in a few weeks to it won't be damaged by long-term exposure to light. (..)" With video. v) - w) The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 URL * Closed for renovation date: July 1, 2012 - Fall 2015 [was: till July 1, 2014] info: URL x) - y) Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge URL * "Reopening Harvard Art Museums" date: November 16, 2014 [was: Fall 2014] - ongoing (permanent collection) info: URL "(..) The curators of ancient art and coins are thrilled to have great new spaces to display works from the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, whose dates span over four millennia, from Old Kingdom Egypt to the Byzantine Empire. (..)". URL "The galleries of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler museums are currently closed so that we may complete the final phases of our renovation and expansion project. A new state-of-the-art Harvard Art Museums facility designed by Renzo Piano will unite the three museums and open at our historic 32 Quincy Street location in the fall of 2014." info: source - URL "(..) The Harvard Art Museums---comprising the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum---will open their new Renzo Piano Building Workshop-designed facility to the public on November 16, 2014. (..) The Arthur M. Sackler Museum has one of the most significant collections of Asian art in the West, (..) it also includes important collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Near Eastern Art, a major numismatic collection, and paintings, ceramics, and extraordinary works on paper from Islamic lands and India. (...)" info: collections databases - "Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art" URL "Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Bronzes at the Harvard Art Museums" - URL Several objects (with photo) from ancient Egypt. z) McMullen Museum of Art - Boston College Devlin Hall 108, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 URL * “Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire” date: February 14, 2015 – May 31, 2015 The exhibition features objects from across the Roman empire [incl. Egypt], many of which have rarely or never before been on view. Currently at the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut (August 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015). info: URL za) Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta GA 30322 URL * “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts” date: January 31, 2015 - June 21, 2015 Exhibition exploring the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and its intersection with traditional and contemporary African arts, via more than seventy works of art, incl. ancient Egyptian and Nubian objects. Earlier at the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (June 20, 2012 - December 9, 2012) and the Newark Museum, Newark, NJ (February 27, 2013 - August 11, 2013). info: URL info: photos of four ancient Egyptian artefacts that are on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - URL zb) Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007 URL * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: September 2015 - January 18, 2016 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Will later travel to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and other venues. info: source - URL info: URL With exhibition prospectus. zc) Denver Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205 URL * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: Fall 2016 [either February 20, 2016 – September 5, 2016, OR October 8, 2016 – February 5, 2017] Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016). info: source - URL info: URL zd) The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: February 24, 2018 – January 2019 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016) and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Fall 2016). info: URL ze) Milwaukee Public Museum 800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233 URL * Reopening Ancient Galleries date: 2015 info: URL "(..) Exhibits with mummies, Persian warriors and a life-size King Tut driving his chariot are taking form in the back rooms of the Milwaukee Public Museum as craftspeople prepare a new permanent exhibit that will open in 2015. (..)" With slideshow. --CANADA-- a) Peterborough Museum & Archives Ashburnham Memorial Park 300 Hunter St. E., Peterborough, ON K9J 6Y5 URL * “Egypt: Gift of the Nile” date: September 28, 2014 – January 11, 2015 Travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum with 68 ancient Egyptian artefacts, including jewellery, carvings, writing implements and fabric; in addition to the original artefacts are three replicas (a sarcophagus, wig, and mirror), and a model of a boat. Previous venue was the Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Georgian Bluffs, ON (January 18, 2014 - May 3, 2014). info: URL b) Musee de la civilisation 16, rue de la Barricade, Québec G1K 7A6 URL * "Égypte magique" [was: "Magic in Ancient Egypt"] date: 20 May 2015 - 3 March 2016, OR 3 June 2015 - 10 April 2016, OR 27 March 2015 - 10 April 2016 objects on loan from the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, and the Musée du Louvre, Paris. info: URL info: French press report at URL "(..) Finalement, on fait place au mysticisme avec Égypte magique, où l'on pourra admirer plus de 250 objets dont les pouvoirs magiques présumés étaient essentiels à la vie des anciens Égyptiens." [So now a 3rd date for the exhibition has appeared in the press; no confirmation yet at the Museum's site.] c) Telus World of Science 11211 -- 142 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5M 4A1 URL * "Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology" date: October 11, 2014 - April 6, 2015 The film series is used as both a starting point and a backdrop for an introduction to the real science of field archaeology. This travelling exhibition features an extensive collection of Indiana Jones film materials from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, along with photos and videos and artifacts from the Penn Museum in Philadelphia. Earlier it will be at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth (March 8, 2014 - August 10, 2014). info: URL info: press report (with video) at URL info: tickets for sale till April 6 (inclusive) - URL d) THEMUSEUM 10 King Street West, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3 URL * "Unwrapping Egypt" date: May 15, 2014 - February 22, 2015 [prolongation; was: till January 4, 2015] Touring exhibition that features over 400 museum-quality replica artifacts focusing on the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The exhibition has toured Hong Kong, Japan, Panama, Poland, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and North America. info: URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL info: press release at URL "THEMUSEUM announced today a new collaboration with the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) to bring a three thousand year old mummy called "Justine" to display at its new Unwrapping Egypt exhibition. (..) The Mummy and coffin were found at Deir el-Bahari in Egypt and excavated in 1904 by Edouard Naville, a colleague of the ROM's first Director, Charles Trick Currelly. Justine was named by Gayle Gibson, a ROM Egyptologist, and is believed to be the wife of a wab-priest in the 21st or 22nd dynasty of Egypt and to have died in her late 20s.(..)" [Note here it says the exhibition will continue through February 2015 - contrary to what the ticket office suggests. AKE] info: blog report (with several photos) at URL info: English press reports at URL Program of related lectures, panels and film. URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Costumes worn in multiple performances of the passionate production Antony and Cleopatra have been added to Unwrapping Egypt and will be on display for visitors on the third level through the end of the exhibition. The Stratford Festival Archives have graciously lent costumes worn in performances in 1967, 1976, 1993, and 2014. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) In collaboration with the Royal Ontario Museum, THEMUSEUM is honoured to also include “Justine”, a three thousand year mummy. Excavated in 1906 through 1907 at Deir el-Bahri on the west bank of the Nile, “Justine” is believed to be the wife of a wab-priest in the 21st or 22nd dynasty of Egypt and to have died in her late 20s. (..)" e) Science North 100 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 5S9 URL * "Tutankhamun - Wonderful Things From The Pharaoh’s Tomb" date: March 2015 - September 2015 info: URL info: source - URL --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "Ancient Lives, New Discoveries" [was: "Ancient Lives: New Encounters with Egypt and Sudan"] date: 22 May 2014 - 19 April 2015 [prolongation; was: till 30 November 2014] info:URL "The exhibition will introduce visitors to eight real people who were mummified in ancient Egypt and Sudan. Using the latest technology to understand the mummies, the exhibition will unlock hidden secrets to build up a picture of their lives in the Nile Valley over a remarkable 4,000 years -- from prehistoric Egypt to Christian Sudan.(..)" info: URL "(..) This exhibition will explore the lives of eight people, who lived across a period of 5000 years between 3500BC and AD1500. From the daughter of a priest, to a temple singer and a child, this exhibition will get up close and personal with these individuals by understanding the food they ate, their mummification, their health and beliefs. Visitors will be invited to discover for themselves the mysteries of mummification through artefacts, interactive exhibits and other digital media." info: press report, with video, at URL URL info: press reports at URL With photos of CT scans and coffin of Tayesmutengebtiu. URL idem URL idem, incl. photos of a bronze razor and a toy horse. URL URL URL URL info: (English) press report (with video) at URL info: (English) press report (with audio interview with Dr John Taylor) at URL info: other English press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL With slideshow. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL info: press reports at URL URL With photo gallery. info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL About the mummy of Tjayasetimu: "(..) What the curators found was the remarkably well-preserved body of the girl, who stood a little over 4ft tall. The scans showed she still had a full head of shoulder-length hair, her face still in good condition and even milk teeth pushing through her gums. The discoveries enabled curators to estimate the little girl’s age at about seven years old, possibly as old as nine, and far younger than previously thought. (..) The hieroglyphs spelt out her name, meaning “the goddess Isis shall seize them” – a name that offered protection from evil spirits. They also gave her job title as “singer of the interior”, an important post in the [Amun] temple choir. (..) Tjayasetimu is a rare mummy, one of only three known in existence from that period in which the hands and feet are visible. (..) " With video. info: Spanish press report at URL info: new entry at the BM blog - URL info: English press reports (with pictures of mummy scans) at: URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL With a video of a TV report. info: English press report at URL Looks more closely at the scanning of the 'dancing woman' mummy that turned out to be that of a man. With photos. info: Italian press report at URL Includes an English video report: "Virtual autopsy: exploring a natural mummy from early Egypt" [6:55 mins.] info: Spanish press reports at URL URL Includes an English video report: " Scanning for the secrets of mummies" info: programme of events and lectures is available at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: French press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL [new] info: German press reports at URL "Londoner Forscher schickten acht Mumien in den Computertomografen. So wurden Abszesse sichtbar, aber auch Speisereste oder ein vergessener Spachtel. Das Ergebnis ist jetzt im British Museum zu sehen.(..)" info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL * "The Meroë Head of Augustus: Africa defies Rome" date: 11 December 2014 – 15 February 2015 info: URL "Find out how this iconic bronze head of Rome’s first emperor Augustus became a symbol of African resistance in the ancient royal city of Meroë, in northern Sudan." info: background information about the head - URL info: English press report at URL b) - c) The Garstang Museum of Archaeology University of Liverpool, 14 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 7WZ URL * "Reopening of refurbished and redesigned galleries" date: 17 July 2014 (Preview day only) [NB: The museum will only be open regularly on Wednesdays 10am-4pm from the beginning of August 2014 onwards] info: "There will be a few events held at the museum from July 17th onwards, before we fully open to the public at the beginning of August. (..)" [source: FB] Many objects that have never before been on public display will be exhibited (incl. some Predynastic ones). info: source - URL "(..) The collection includes objects excavated in Egypt, the Aegean, Sudan, Jericho, Anatolia and Great Britain. (..) The Garstang Museum is currently being refurbished and is due to re-open in early 2014.(..)" info: English blog entry by Julia Thorne, with photos of the opening day and of the displays, at URL info: English press release at URL About the making of the Museum's Beni Hasan Mural. d) - e) - f) The Atkinson Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB URL * Opening of the new Egyptology gallery date: 24 October 2014 - ongoing info: URL "(..) This stunning collection of Egyptology will be back on display for the first time in 40 years. The Egyptology gallery will offer visitors the chance to travel back thousands of years to the time of the pharaohs. Visitors will be given the opportunity to get up close and personal with a mummy and will be able to marvel at rare paddle dolls, magnificent jewellery and beadwork, a sarcophagus lid nearly 3000 years old and perfectly preserved leather sandals worn by an ancient Egyptian over 4500 years ago. (..)" info: some info in a flyer at URL info: English press release at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The collection belonged to female adventurer Anne Goodison who collected it in the late 1800s. Anne's husband George was a civil engineer and local landowner, after whom Everton FC's ground was named. It comprises 1,000 pieces, collected on trips to Egypt before the tomb of Tutankhamen was even discovered. It was housed in her own museum room at her family home. After her demise in 1906 aged 61, her husband had no interest in the collection and sold it to a local man, Mr T. Davies, who donated it to Bootle Museum and Gallery. When the building closed in the 1970s it was transferred to The Atkinson where it has been kept in storage until now. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "Excitement is growing for the grand opening of the Atkinson’s Egyptology collection – after being hidden in storage for 40 years. On October 24 the vast display will be open for public viewing and even includes a mummy on loan from Liverpool Museum. (..)" info: URL info: English press report at URL With several large photos of artefacts. URL With photos. info: English blog entry by Julia Thorne, with photos of the displays, at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Mrs Goodison’s Egyptology collection has been in storage since 1974 when the Bootle Free Museum and Art Gallery closed but has now been given a new home in a purpose built interactive gallery space at The Atkinson, Southport. Around 200 objects – including pottery, amulets, figurines, jewellery, shoes, children’s toys and moulds dating from 3,000 BC to 200 AD - will be on display at any one time and will give a taste of life in ancient Egypt. (..)" With photo gallery. g) Manchester Museum The University of Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL URL * title TBA [on votive animal mummies] date: September 2015 - March 2016 Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. info: source - Petrie Museum FB and URL info: blog report about the preparations for the exhibition - URL h) Buckingham Palace SW1A 1AA London * "Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East" date: October 31, 2014 - February 22, 2015 This exhibition documents the journey of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1862 to Egypt, Palestine and the Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece, via the work of British photographer Francis Bedford (1815-94) who accompanied him. The exhibition includes archaeological material brought back to Britain by the Prince of Wales from the excavations he had visited during his tour - e.g., a statue of the 12th Dynasty queen Senet, the BD papyrus of Nesmin, the stela of Nakhtmontu, and scarabs. Earlier in Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh (March 8, 2013 - July 21, 2013). info: URL info: URL info: admission is via a time-stamped ticket only, and group discounts are available; further reservation info is available at URL info: English press report at URL Includes some early photographs. info: English press report at URL "A Bronze Age cup and an Egyptian statue, the oldest artefacts in the Royal Collection, can be seen together at Buckingham Palace. (..) The oldest is a black granite statue of Queen Senet of Egypt, made during the XII Dynasty between 1985 and 1785BC and brought back from Egypt in 1862 by the future Edward VII. (..) But it also includes gifts and souvenirs acquired by the prince, such as a funerary stela, or tablet, belonging to Nakhtmontu from the 3rd century BC which was excavated in the presence of the prince. (..)" info: English press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL i) Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB * "Death on the Nile" date: Spring 2016 info: source - URL j) Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery Barker St, Shrewsbury SY1 1QH** URL * "Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth from Myth" date: 24 January 2015 - 26 April 2015 The travelling exhibition with more than 150 objects from the collections of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Birmingham Museums. Currently at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery (15 March 2014 - 25 May 2014). info: source: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Among the 150 objects in the exhibition are ceramics, jewellery, statues, coffins and animal and human mummies. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL k) National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF * Closure of the Ancient Egypt Gallery for redevelopment date: 1 September 2014 - TBA 2018 info: URL l) - m) - n) The Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UW. URL * "Harry Burton's Photographs" date: November 4, 2012 - TBA info: press report at URL "The Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester is celebrating the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb in the Valley of the Kings. From this week it is showing an exhibition on the photographic images of Harry Burton who documented the discovery. (..) The duotone reproductions in the exhibit concentrate on three years of Howard Carter's work in the tomb from the break-in until the revelation of the famous Golden Mask of the young pharaoh. " --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Allard Pierson Museum Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam URL * "Keys to Rome - Het Romeinse Rijk ontsloten" date: 24 September 2014 - 15 March 2015 International exhibition on Roman culture that will launch simultaneously in Rome, Sarajevo, Amsterdam and Alexandria on September 23, 2014. The focus is on three regions within the Roman Empire: Egypt, the Mediterranean and the Low Countries. The exhibition uses immersive technology to present and connect these regional cultures within the Roman Empire, highlighting their diversity and commonality over centuries of Roman rule. info: URL info: URL info: URL info: Dutch press reports URL URL With photo of an Isis Regina statuette. * "Het Petrie Perspectief" date: 2016 Looks at how ancient Egyptian objects ended up in Dutch museums, with special attention to the system employed by William Flinders Petrie to distribute artefacts from his excavations accross museums worldwide. info: URL Information about the project. b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * "75 jaar Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten" date: 1 October 2014 - 3 May 2015 Exhibition of objects and photographs from the collection of the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO). info: URL info: Dutch press report at URL Features a 'falcon mummy', which is made up out of bones of an owl and bones/legs of an unknown bird. * Closure of the Egyptian Galleries for renovation date: 11 May 2015 - TBA --GERMANY-- a) Lindenau-Museum Gabelentzstraße 5, 04600 Altenburg URL * “Ägypten in Altenburg. Ägyptomanie im 19. Jahrhundert – Unbekannte Schätze aus den Sammlungen” date: 7 March 2015 - 19 July 2015 Exhibition of items from the collection of Bernhard August von Lindenau (1779 - 1854), that includes genuine artefacts, Aegyptiaca, and plaster casts of Egyptian statues, complemented with some loans. info: URL "(..) Die Ausstellung zeigt erstmals diese Kunstwerke, ergänzt durch zwei Gemälde aus dem 19. Jahrhundert. Das monumentale Kairo-Panorama von Friedrich Otto Georgi, einem Teilnehmer an der berühmten Ägyptenexpedition von Richard Lepsius 1842–1846, wird eigens für die Ausstellung mit Hilfe von Spenden restauriert. Die Faszination für Ägypten war noch um 1900 ungebrochen. Dies zeigt ein Album mit Photographien, das ein deutscher Tourist zusammengestellt hat (Leihgabe von H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel Frankfurt am Main)." info: German press report at URL b) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * "Gegossene Götter - Metallhandwerk und Massenproduktion im Alten Ägypten [was: "Bronzen - Gusstechnik und Kunstwerke pharaonischer Zeit"] date: 23 October 2014 - 8 March [was: 19 April] 2015 The exhibition illustrates the ancient Egyptian technology to make bronzes, with objects from the Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn, the Museum August Kestner/Hannover, the Herzoglichen Museum Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein Gotha and the Ägyptischen Museum -- Georg Steindorff -- der Universität Leipzig. Catalog is: M. Fitzenreiter, Ch. E. Loeben, D. Raue, U. Wallenstein (Hrsg.), Gegossene Götter, Rahden/Westf.: VML, 2014. The exhibition will later travel to other venues. info: URL "(..) Am Ägyptischen Museum der Universität Bonn wird in Zusammenarbeit mit dem LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn und von der Fritz Thyssen-Stiftung unterstützt ein weltweit einmaliges Konvolut an Materialien aus einer Gusswerkstatt aus dem pharaonischen Ägypten untersucht -- Projektseite URL Wachsmodelle und Gussformen, die üblicherweise im Zuge des Gussvorganges zerstört werden, blieben hier erhalten. (..)" info: German press report at URL "(..) Die im Ägyptischen Museum der Universität Bonn ausgestellten Wachsmodelle und Gussformen sind vollständig oder nahezu vollständig erhalten, obwohl üblicherweise Modelle und Gussformen im Herstellungsprozess eines Bronze-Objekts zerstört werden. Die weltweit einmalige Sammlung war 1970 von Bonner Ägyptologen auf dem Gräberberg der Qubbet el-Hawa gegenüber von Assuan entdeckt worden. Durch modernste bildgebende Verfahren und Materialanalysen konnten nun im Lauf des Jahres 2014 sensationelle Einblicke in die antike Gusstechnik gewonnen werden. (..)" c) - d) Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Neues Museum Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin URL * "Alltag - Luxus - Schutz. Schmuck im Alten Ägypten" [The Everyday - The Luxurious - The Protective: Jewellery in Ancient Egypt] date: 27 September 2014 - 31 May 2015 [prolongation; was: till 25 January 2015] A small exhibition of selected pieces of jewellery, pectorals, and amulets, as well as scarabs from various periods in Egyptian history. info: URL (English:) URL e) Martin-Gropius-Bau Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin URL * "Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: 15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016 The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, of which 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 22 from the Graeco-roman Museum, 31 from Alexandria National museum, 15 from Bibliotheca Alexandrina museum and 207 artefacts from the Sunken monuments department. Will also be at the Arab World Institute in Paris (7 September 2015 - 7 January 2016) and at a yet unknown venue in London (15 November 2016 - 15 March 2017). info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL f) - g) Naturmuseum und Ethnologische Sammlung Gerberau 32, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau URL * "Die Letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Das spätantike Ägypten"] date: end of 2015 [was: 19 July 2014 - 11 January 2015] info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL h) Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte Rathausstraße 75-79, D-66333 Völklingen * "Ägypten - Götter. Menschen. Pharaonen. Meisterwerke aus dem Museo Egizio Turin" [Egypt - Gods. People. Pharaohs. Masterpieces from the Egyptian Museum, Turin] date: 25 July 2014 - 12 April 2015 [prolongation; was: till 22 February 2015] The world of the gods and daily life will be shown in some 200 exhibits from the Egyptian Museum, Turin. info: press release at URL info: press report at URL "(..) Zu sehen sind zudem Steinplastiken, Behälter für die Eingeweide, Alabastergefäße und Papyri - eines davon misst gar zehn Meter Länge.. 'Das sind alles Originale', verspricht Generaldirektor Meinrad Maria Grewenig." - All pieces are originals. info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL Includes a video report [the first 3 mins.] and an audio report [3:52 mins.]. info: Italian press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL info: Luxembourgish press report at URL Includes a slideshow and an audio-report [2:48 mins.] with the Luxembourgish text. info: French press reports at URL With photo gallery. info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: German press report at URL "Mehr als 8.000 Besucher nach erster Ausstellungswoche" URL URL info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Filigrane Figuren des Schakals, des Apis-Stiers und schliesslich der hellenistisch geprägten Isis-Aphrodite, die ihren Weg bis ins antike Rom finden sollte, kontrastieren noch einmal mit den mächtigen Maschinen zur Eisengewinnung, deren Funktionen beim Rundgang im benachbarten Science Center Ferrodrom und in den Sinteranlagen und Hochöfen deutlich werden. Die meisten Besucher scheinen von diesem Aufeinandertreffen von uralter und moderner Kultur überwältigt. Doch gibt es auch kritische Stimmen, die mehr Struktur und Inszenierung des Pharaonenreiches durch Kulissen, Requisiten und Begleitvideos vermissen. (..)" info: German press reports at URL "Am Mittwoch, den 20. August 2014, hat die Ausstellung (...) die Besuchermarke von 30.000 überschritten." URL "Mumien, Särge, Grabsteine, Hieroglyphen. Statuetten von Stadtschreibern, Fruchtbarkeitssymbole, Papyrussandalen. 250 kostbare Zeugen einer vergangenen Hochkultur. Sie stehen zwischen den gigantischen Gebläsemaschinen, die von der industriellen Hochkultur des Saarlandes übrig geblieben sind. Der Dialog zwischen den auf Hochglanz polierten Maschinen und den alten Zeitzeugen ist perfekt, harmonisch gehen Industriekultur und Ägyptologie aufeinander zu. (...) Die Ausstellung zeigt eine Welt, die uns teilweise recht fremd erscheint. Die gekonnte Inszenierung, die klar verständlichen Erklärungen, die jede einzelne Etappe begleiten, machen den Besuch jedoch zu einem unvergleichlichen Erlebnis."i) - info: German press report at URL "Nach 6,5 Wochen Laufzeit hat die Ausstellung (...) am Mittwoch den 10. September 2014, die Besuchermarke von 50.000 überschritten. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Die Ausstellung (...) ist auch nach dem Ende der Sommerferien weiterhin ein Besuchermagnet. Etwas mehr als 11 Wochen nach Ausstellungsstart haben bereits mehr als 75.000 Besucher die Ausstellung zur Kultur des Alten Ägypten gesehen. Damit liegt die Besucherresonanz (...) deutlich über den Erwartungen des Weltkulturerbes Völklinger Hütte." info: German press reports at URL "Rund 4 Monate nach ihrem Start hat die Ausstellung “Ägypten – Götter. Menschen. Pharaonen.” am Donnerstag, den 20. November 2014, dieBesuchermarke von 100.000 überschritten. (..) Aufgrund der überragenden Besucherresonanz verlängert das Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte in Absprache mit dem Museum Egizio Turin die Ausstellung 'Ägypten – Götter. Menschen. Pharaonen' bis Sonntag, den 12. April 2015." URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL "Auf eine überragende Besucherresonanz trifft zurzeit die Ausstellung 'Ägypten – Götter. Menschen. Pharaonen.' mit bisher rund 115.000 Besuchern." i) Internationales Keramik-Museum Luitpoldstrasse 25, Luitpoldstrasse 25, Weiden * "Heißes Eisen. Brandstempel aus dem Waffenfund von Sichem" date: 1 August 2014 - end of 2014 An object on loan from the Museum Ägyptischer Kunst München: a branding-iron, found in Israel and dating to the TIP, in the shape of a running pharaoh -- possibly Hyksos-related. info: URL "Kupfer, Eisen, Zinn, Zweite Zwischenzeit, 1750-1650 v. Chr., H. 13,1 cm, Br. 10,1 cm. Die Stempelplatte zeigt das Motiv eines laufenden Königs mit unterägyptischer Krone. Auf der Rückseite führen sechs Verstrebungen, die an Armen und Beinen, Kopf und Unterleib der Figur ansetzen, in einer Griffplatte zusammen. Diese wurde beim Gebrauch in das gespaltene Ende eines Holzstabes geklemmt. Brandstempel wurden, wie an Darstellungen entsprechend markierter Tiere in Grabmalereien zu erkennen ist, zur Kennzeichnung von Rindern und Pferden verwendet. Der Brandstempel stammt aus einem Waffen- und Gerätefund aus einer Ruinenstätte im modernen Ort Balata im mittelpalästinensischen Bergland,die 1903 als der biblische Ort Sichem identifiziert werden kommte. (..) Ein Fundort in Palästina. eine Prunkwaffe, Buckelbleche von einem Pferdegeschirr, ein Brandstempel mit dem Motiv des Königs -- all dies läßt darauf schließen, daß dieser Fundkomplex dem Besitz eines Königs oder zumindest hohen Militärführers der Hyksos-Dynastie zuzuordnen ist." With photo. j) - k) Gustav-Lübcke-Museum Neue Bahnhofstraße 9, 59065 Hamm URL * Re-Opening of the Ancient Egyptian department date: August, 2015 - ongoing info: URL "(..) Den Abschluss und Höhepunkt des Premierenjahres bildet die Wiedereröffnung der ägyptischen Abteilung. Das Gustav- Lübcke-Museum kann mit der größten ägyptischen Sammlung in Westfalen überzeugen und setzt hier ebenfalls einen neuen Schwerpunkt in der Präsentation. Die wertvollen Stücke werden künftig in klimatisierten Räumlichkeiten stehen und sind, atmosphärisch inszeniert, in leicht verständliche Themenbereiche gegliedert -- von den Jenseitsvorstellungen über die Tempelkultur und die Götterwelt bis zum Alltagsleben." info: source - URL " (..) Im Mai 2015 folgt dann die Eröffnung der Abteilungen Archäologie und Angewandte Kunst und im August 2015 der Höhepunkt mit der Abteilung ?Altes Ägypten?, schließlich verfügt das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum über die größte ägyptische Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet." l) - m) Schloss Meßkirch Schloßstraße 1, 88605 Meßkirch URL * "Vom ägyptischen Totenbuch bis zur Gutenbergbibel" date: 2016 info: source - URL "(..) eine Ausstellung von rund 60 hochwertigen Faksimile- Ausgaben berühmter und seltener Handschriften (..), über die Entwicklung der Buchkultur. (..)" n) - o) - p) Olympiapark München Kleine Olympiahalle Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, 80809 München * "Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 3 April 2015 - 13 September 2015 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. info: URL info: URL info: URL q) Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt Friedensplatz 1, 64283 Darmstadt URL * "Re-opening" date: 13 September 2014 - ongoing. info: URL info: URL "(..) Der dritte Bereich, das Alte Ägypten (..). Thematische Schwerpunkte bilden die Kosmetik und Schönheitspflege, die Verwendung von Amuletten in allen Lebenslagen sowie Aspekte des Grabkultes. Eine farbenprächtige Mumienkartonage und der Dolch des Djehuti, eines hohen Würdenträgers unter Pharao Thutmosis III. (1479--1425 v. Chr.), stellen besondere Glanzpunkte dar. Der größte Teil der Ägyptischen Sammlung wurde dem Museum in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts von verschiedenen Reisenden gestiftet. 2013 konnte die Sammlung durch die Schenkung der Darmstädter Wella-Sammlung beträchtlich erweitert werden. Durch die Fülle herausragender Stücke, die unterschiedliche Sammlungsbereiche des HLMD bereicherten, entstand hier ein neuer Themenschwerpunkt zur Kosmetik und Schönheitspflege. (..)" r) Herzogliches Museum Schloss Friedenstein, 99867 Gotha * "Gegossene Götter - Metallhandwerk und Massenproduktion im Alten Ägypten" [Cast gods - metal craft and mass production in Ancient Egypt] date: 16 August 2015 - 15 November 2015 Travelling exhibition that illustrates the ancient Egyptian technology to make bronzes. Organized by the Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn, the Museum August Kestner Hannover, the Ägyptisches Museum der Uni Leipzig, and the Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein Gotha. Earlier at the Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn (23 October 2014 - 8 March 2015). info: source - URL s) Museum August Kestner Trammplatz 3, 30159 Hannover URL * “Gegossene Götter: Bronzeguss & Massenproduktion” [Cast gods - Casting bronze and mass production (in Ancient Egypt)] date: 26 March 2015 - 26 July 2015 Travelling exhibition that illustrates the ancient Egyptian technology to make bronzes. Organized by the Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn, the Museum August Kestner Hannover, the Ägyptisches Museum der Uni Leipzig, and the Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein Gotha. Earlier at the Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn (23 October 2014 - 8 March 2015) and later at the Herzogliches Museum, Gotha (16 August 2015 - 15 November 2015). info: URL t) - u) - v) - w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim URL * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos"/ "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum" date: cancelled [was: Spring 2015] info: source - German press report at URL "(..) Im September geht es mit "Die Entstehung der Welt" über Ägyptens Schöpfungsmythos weiter, einer Ausstellung, die in Europa nur in Hildesheim und in Wien gezeigt wird." * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" date: 16 November 2014 - 17 May 2015 The exhibition is thematically oriented and will display all aspects of ancient Egyptian art and culture, from the early beginnnings to the Coptic period. Highlights will be the brilliantly illustrated BD of an Amenemhat which is 9 m long and outstanding findings from the Giza necropolis. A reconstruction of the tomb of the mayor of Thebes [Sennefer] will allow the visitor to dip into the exciting world of Egypt. info: URL info: URL With links to pages about spotlighted objects, and with a link to a video. info: source - press report about new exhibitions in 2014: "Von den Wittelsbachern bis Ägypten" URL The description of this exhibition is at the end of the article. info: press report at URL "(..) Die rund 500 Exponate stammen aus der hochkarätigen, dort aber aus Platzgründen nur teilweise gezeigten Sammlung des Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museums Hildesheim, mit dem es seit September einen Kooperationsvertrag gibt. Hinzu kommen einige Privatleihgeber. Bis auf Thomas Liepsner, dessen Schätze ja auf Echtheit untersucht und schon öffentlich vorgestellt wurden, wollen diese Sammler nicht persönlich in Erscheinung treten, heißt es.(..) Die Exponate reichen von aufwendig gestalten Papyri über Särge, Reliefs, Skulpturen und Metallarbeiten bis hin zu Schmuck. Besondere Höhepunkte sind das meisterlich illustrierte, neun Meter lange Totenbuch des Amenemhat, Funde vom Pyramidenfriedhof von Giza sowie die originalgetreue Rekonstruktion der kunstvoll dekorierten Grabkammer des Bürgermeisters von Theben um 1400 v. Chr. " info: German press reports at URL "..) Der erster Spezialtransporter kam aus dem Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim. Unter den Objekten befand sich auch das schwerste Ausstellungsstück der Schau. Ein monumentaler Steinsarkophag, der 5,4 Tonnen auf die Waage bringt. Er ist fast 4500 Jahre alt. Mit Gabelstapler, Spezialkran, und sechs Experten wurde der Sarkophag im Foyer des Museums Weltkulturen D5 platziert." info: German press report at URL "In den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen sind die ersten Vorboten der Ausstellung 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit' angekommen (..)." info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL With a video report [01:19 mins.] URL URL URL URL URL With photo of the replicated tomb chamber. URL With a video report [01:31 mins.] info: German press report at URL With video. info: German press report at URL "(..) Einige der rund 500 Exponate sind zum ersten Mal zu sehen. (..)" info: a German video with a 'teaser' (4 mins.) about the exhibition - URL A German video "Das Totenbuch des Amenemhat" (1 min 47) - URL About the ca. 9 m long Book of the Dead of Amenemhat. info: German press reports at URL URL "(...) ein auch pädagogisch ideal aufbereitetes Kompendium der Kultur des alten Ägypten." info: German press reports at URL URL URL "(..) Die Präsentation erfreut sich anhaltender Begeisterung beim Publikum. Jetzt begrüßten die Verantwortlichen den 25.000. Besucher. (..)" --AUSTRIA-- a) TBA, Wien or Leoben * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos" date: cancelled [was: TBA, 2015] The Book of the Faiyum papyrus that was the focus of this exhibition has now become part of another exhibition, "Ägypten - Von Alexander dem Großen bis Kleopatra: Die letzten Pharaonen" at the Kunsthalle Leoben, instead of travelling on its own. info: source - URL "(..) Eine Sensation stellt ein wertvoller Papyrus aus der Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore (USA) dar. Das "Buch vom Fayum" ist eine mythisch-geografische Erzählung über die Entstehung der Welt. Ausführliche Beschreibungen und eine digitale Decodierung ermöglichen ein besseres Verständnis dieses erstmalig in Österreich ausgestellten Objektes. " b) Kunsthalle Leoben Kirchgasse 6; 8700 Leoben URL * "Ägypten -Von Alexander dem Großen bis Kleopatra: Die letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Kleopatra VII"] date: 24 April 2015 - 1 November 2015 info: URL "(..) Neben beeindruckenden Leihgaben aus der Eremitage in St. Petersburg, dem Louvre in Paris, dem KHM in Wien, der Glyptothek in Kopenhagen oder der Antikensammlung in Berlin, sollen Modelle (z.B. vom Leuchtturm in Alexandria), Filme (z.B. von den Unterwassergrabungen in den Buchten vor Alexandria) und Animationen das Leben und Wirken dieser historisch ungemein interessanten Persönlichkeiten der Antike dem Besucher eindrucksvoll vergegenwärtigen. Die Ausstellung greift Zusammenhänge der antiken Geschichte auf, die in dieser Form noch nie zuvor gezeigt wurden!" info: press reports at URL URL "(..) Als Kooperationspartner wird wieder das Reiss-Engelhorn- Museen in Mannheim fungieren, in Leoben werde die Erstpräsentation erfolgen. (..)" c) Papyrusmuseum Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1010 Wien URL * "Orakelsprüche, Magie und Horoskope. Wie Ägypten in die Zukunft sah" date: 24 June 2015 - TBA info: URL --EGYPT-- a) The Egyptian Museum Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo tel: +20 2 5742681, 5754319/10; fax: +20 2 5795133 * “Nefertari 1904-2014” date: 8 December 2014 - 8 January 2015 Photographic exhibition at the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of Queen Nefertari. With original photos of the tomb’s discovery and modern-day photos by Sandro Vannini. It will later be transferred to Alexandria (Jan./Feb.) and Luxor (Feb./March). info: (with photo gallery) URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian and English press report at URL "Centodieci anni fa, grazie all’intuizione dell’archeologo italiano Ernesto Schiapparelli, venne scoperta la tomba della regina Nefertari. In coincidenza con questo storico anniversario, l’Ambasciata italiana e l’Istituto di Cultura italiana del Cairo, in collaborazione con il Ministero dell’Antichità egiziane hanno inaugurato al Museo Egizio la mostra fotografica 'Nefertari 1904-2014'. (...) Queen Nefertari celebrates 110 years the discovery of her tomb. The discovery of the tomb of Queen Nefertari, thanks to the preparation and intuition Italian archaeologist Ernesto Schiaparelli, celebrates 110 years. For the occasion, the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo, in collaboration with the Ministry of Antiquities of Egypt, inaugurates on December 8, at 6:00 pm, at the Egyptian Museum, the photo exhibition 'Nefertari 1904-2014'." Includes three video reports: -- "The Tomb of Nefertari" [2:45 mins.] -- "Nefertari. The One For Whom the Sun Shines" [4:58 mins.] -- "Nefertari, For Whom the Sun Shines" [48:05 mins] by BBC, 1989 info: French press report at URL b) Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chatby, Alexandria 21526 URL * "Keys to Rome" date: 24 September 2014 - TBA International exhibition on Roman culture that will launch simultaneously in Rome, Sarajevo, Amsterdam and Alexandria on September 23, 2014. The focus is on three regions within the Roman Empire: Egypt, the Mediterranean and the Low Countries. The exhibition uses immersive technology to present and connect these regional cultures within the Roman Empire, highlighting their diversity and commonality over centuries of Roman rule. info: URL URL "In Alexandria, visitors can travel back in time to [a reconstruction of] the Serapeum in the 2nd century and the harbor of Alexandria in the 3rd and 6th centuries AD. There they will find a stunning range of objects including a funerary mask, a papyrus of Homer, a gold ring, a statue of Harpocrates and many more. (..)" info: URL info: English press report at URL --ITALY-- a) Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense Di Brera Via Brera, 28, 20121 Milano URL * “Da Brera alle Piramidi” [From Brera to the Pyramids] date: 25 February 2015 - 11 April 2015 Exhibition with some beautifully illustrated volumes from the first edition of the Description de l'Egypte, plus other treasures from The National Braidense Library, from the Egyptological Archives and Library of the University of Milan and from the Archivio Storico Ricordi. info: source: URL URL b) Museo Egizio di Torino Via Accademia delle Scienze 6 - Torino * Re-opening of renovated galleries date: April 1, 2015 - ongoing info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "The Egyptian Museum of Turin, which houses the world’s second largest collection of Egyptian antiquities after the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, is undergoing a major transformation, which will see its space doubled once renovation work is completed. The exhibition space will go from 4,500 square meters to 9,000 and will feature more than 6,500 artefacts, which will also be available for multimedia viewing through tablets and smartphones. Expansion work is expected to be completed by February 2015. " [new] info: Italian press report at URL "Il conto alla rovescia terminerà il 1 aprile 2015: in questa data, il Museo Egizio di Torino inaugurerà gli spazi totalmente rinnovati e volterà pagina nella propria storia, per entrare ufficialmente e con tutti i requisiti nel novero delle principali gallerie internazionali. (..)" * "Torino e l'Egitto" date: 2015 info: source - URL c) Palazzo della Giunta regionale di Torino Corso Stati Uniti, 23, Torino * "Obiettivo: Egitto" date: 25 September 2014 - 14 October 2014 Turin celebrates 200 years relations Italy-Egypt with an exhibition of 103 photographs of places in Egypt taken by tourists coming from all over Italy and abroad. info: press release at URL info: Italian press report at URL d) Museo della Grafica Palazzo Lanfranchi, Lungarno Galilei 9, 56125 Pisa URL * “Siamo del gatto! Storie e immagini di gatti” date: 19 December 2014 - 15 March 2015 Exhibition about the image of the cat through history, including ancient Egyptian samples. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL e) Castello Aragonese 1 Via Pontile Castello Aragones, Ischia, NA 80077 URL * “Europa” date: 18 October 2014 - October 2015 A workshop-exhibition showing the restoration (in the laboratory of the European Institute of Restoration) of two Egyptian sarcophagi (21st Dynasty) on loan from the Royaux Musées d'Art et d'Histoire in Brussels info: URL info: Italian press report URL "L'antico Egitto approda sull'isola d'Ischia. Due sarcofagi antichi di 3000 anni impreziosiscono, dal 18 ottobre, gli spazi del laboratorio dell'Istituto europeo del restauro, che ha sede tra le mura del Castello aragonese: saranno sottoposti a una lunga fase di diagnostica prima dell'intervento di restauro vero e proprio, nell'ambito di un articolato progetto che vede protagonisti i Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire di Bruxelles, che ospitano i preziosi reperti. (..)" With slideshow f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4 - 00197 Roma URL * "La misteriosa scoperta della tomba di Tutankhamun" [The mysterious discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun] [was: "Alla scopterta della Tomba del faraone Tutankhamon"] date: 29 October 2014 - TBA, 2016 Exhibition of ca. 30 replicas of KV62 objects. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL With photo gallery. URL URL About the opening on 28 October. URL info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL About the opening on Oct. 28. URL Photo gallery. info: English press report at URL Here the exhibition is said to run from 31.10.2014 to 31.10.2015 (versus the two years mentioned elsewhere). * "Museo 2nd edition: La Diversita' delle espressioni culturali dell'egitto" [The diversity of cultural expressions in Egypt] date: cancelled? [was: October 2013 - TBA, 2015] info: URL info: press report at URL The "1st edition" of the museum ran from 2010 till 2013, and will be replaced by a different collection. g) Basilica Palladiana Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza * "Tutankhamen, Caravaggio, Van Gogh. La sera e i notturni dagli Egizi al Novecento" [Tutankhamon, Caravaggio, Van Gogh. Evening and nocturnals from the Ancient Egyptians to the 20th Century] date: 24 December 2014 - 2 June 2015 Exhibition of 115 work of arts that have some sort of connection with the night, real or psychological. The first section is called "La notte segue il fiume. Gli Egizi e il lungo viaggio", with 23 ancient Egyptian artefacts (on loan from the MFA Boston) that illustrate the journey to the Netherworld via funerary objects (statue heads, Faiyum Portraits, etc.). info: URL info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL With picture gallery. URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL h) Museo Regionale Agostino Pepoli Via Conte A. Pepoli, 180, 91100 Trapani TP URL * "Magia d'Egitto. Preziosi collezioni dalla Sicilia occidentale a dalla Slovenia" [Magic of Egypt. Precious collections of Western Sicily and Slovenia] date: 22 November 2014 - 18 January 2015 The exhibition will show objects from the Egyptian collection of the Museo Etnografico Sloveno (Slovenski etnografski muzej) of Ljubljana and of the Museo "Paolo Orsi" of Syracuse. The exhibition was earlier at the Museo Archeologico Regionale "Paolo Orsi", Siracusa (10 October 2014 - 10 November 2014). info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL i) Palazzo Foscolo Via Garibaldi, 80, 31046 Oderzo URL * “Omaggio a Tutankhamon - l'Arte Egizia Incontra l'Arte Contemporanea” [Homage to Tutankhamun - Egyptian art meets Contemporary art] date: 20 December 2014 - 3 May 2015 Exhibition with a life-size reconstruction of the burial chamber of Tutankhamun, but also with a selection of modern art. info: URL info: URL info: Italian press report at URL j) Museo Civico Archeologico Via dell'Archiginnasio, 2 - 40124 Bologna URL * “Egypt” date: 27 September 2015 - 10 July 2016 info: source - URL --FRANCE-- a) Musée de Soissons Ancienne Abbaye Saint-Léger 2 Rue de la Congrégation, 02200 Soissons URL * "Tanis, une capitale illustre de l’Egypte Ancienne" date: 15 March 2014 - 12 October 2014 Photographic exhibition about the archaeological work done at ancient Tanis by Auguste Mariette, Pierre Montet, and Philippe Brissaud. There are also ancient artefacts from the Musée de Picardie (Amiens) and private collections. The present archaeological work at Tell Dibgou is also spotlighted. info: URL info: URL URL b) Musée du Louvre-Lens Rue Paul Bert, 62300 Lens URL URL * "Des animaux et des pharaons - Le règne animal dans l'Egypte ancienne" date: 5 December 2014 - 9 March 2015 Exhibition about the place and role of animals in Pharaonic Egypt, with ca. 430 artefacts. info: URL info: URL "(..) Le parcours de l'exposition sera enrichi de dispositifs multimédia. En particulier, une table tactile permettra aux visiteurs de manipuler des momies animales en 3D et d'en découvrir l'intérieur, grâce à des images réalisées au scanner médical. (..)" info: French press release (with photos) at URL info: French press report at URL "Par de légers passages de gomme, de coton humide, de coups de scalpel minutieux... Eve Menei et Laurence Caylux ont entrepris la restauration de quinze dessins reproduisant des décors de tombes égyptiennes. Une préparation des oeuvres composant la future exposition temporaire du Louvre Lens. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) With 430 works the exhibition resurrects wildlife that has now largely disappeared, and recalls its essential role in Pharaonic civilisation. (...)" info: French press report at URL About the restoration of a crocodile mummy - with slideshow. info: French press reports at URL About the restoration of a crocodile mummy - with slideshow. URL URL URL "(..)'Elle a bien toutes ses dents, on les a comptées!', explique Yveline Huguet en montrant l'imposante mâchoire de la momie de crocodile égyptienne, sous le regard ébahi de spectateurs venus au Louvre-Lens découvrir le travail des restauratrices. (...) 'Dès la conception du Louvre-Lens, on a voulu montrer au public le fonctionnement du musée et faire découvrir l'ensemble des métiers qui sont à l'oeuvre', souligne Jeanne-Thérèse Bontinck, médiatrice de la visite. Au Louvre parisien, les ateliers de restauration sont fermés au public." info: French press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL "Quel formidable répertoire ! On a compté 67 animaux, du minuscule mais courageux bousier à l'éléphant. Dans ce domaine de la mythologie le désert semble aussi fertile que le Nil. Sauvages ou domestiques, à la fois admirés et redoutés, les animaux accompagnent l'homme jusque dans l'au-delà." URL "À travers 430 oeuvres (statuettes, papyrus, bagues, stèles...) dont plus de 150 sorties des réserves du musée parisien, le visiteur découvre un bestiaire fort d'une soixantaine d'espèces animales, dont l'éléphant, le lion, la girafe ou le léopard." URL With several photographs. URL With many photographs. URL With a preview and a slideshow. URL With slideshow [keep cursor on lower image] and a video. info: video report "Le Louvre-Lens retrace l'histoire des animaux en Egypte antique" [2:09 mins.] at URL "Transformer le moderne Louvre-Lens en une ménagerie chatoyante peuplée de momies de chat ou de figurines de singe: l'exposition (...), lève le voile sur un aspect essentiel de cette civilisation." info: French press reports at URL URL URL URL "Une nouvelle et magnifique exposition "rassemble 430 objets autour du thème de la figure animale qui est omniprésente dans la civilisation de l’Egypte ancienne. L’exposition se divise en 9 sections. (...) Toutes les œuvres présentées ont été choisies avec soin et une partie de ces objets d’art n’ont jamais été dévoilés au public jusqu’à ce jour parce qu’ils attendaient patiemment leur heure dans les réserves du _Musée du Louvre_. Aujourd’hui, les voilà enfin en pleine lumière pour notre plus grand plaisir. Une exposition tout à la fois émouvante et extrêmement intéressante qu’il ne faut pas hésiter à découvrir." URL With video. info: video report "Pour ses deux ans, le Louvre-Lens s’offre des animaux momifiés" [1:55 mins.] URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL info: French press report at URL "Vénérés, choyés, érigés en statues, amulettes ou emmaillotés avec soin pour accompagner leur maitre dans un dernier voyage funéraire, les animaux de l'Egypte ancienne bénéficient d'une place de choix dans une société profondément structurée par rites et mythes religieux." - includes a video report [2:55 mins.] info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL c) Institut du Monde Arabe 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris * "Trésors engloutis d'Égpte" [Egypt’s Sunken Treasures] date: 7 September 2015 - 7 January 2016 The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, of which 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 22 from the Graeco-roman Museum, 31 from Alexandria National museum, 15 from Bibliotheca Alexandrina museum and 207 artefacts from the Sunken monuments department. Next stops will be Berlin (15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016) and London (15 November 2016 - 15 March 2017). info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) Among the artifacts are several colossal statues in pink granite, well-preserved statues of the Egyptian goddess Isis and a very well preserved sphinx, said Sharaf. The collection will also feature ceramics, jewelry, coins, items from everyday life and firearms that belonged to the naval fleet of Napoleon’s mission to Egypt (1798-1801). (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL d) Musée Anne de Beaujeu 5 Place du Colonel Laussedat, 03000 Moulins URL * “Ensorcelés! Magie et sorcellerie dans d’Antiquité” date: 13 December 2014 - 20 September 2015 Exhibition about magical and astrological practices in Antiquity, including the Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern heritage living on in such practices. info: URL info: French press report at URL e) - f) La Reine Margot 7 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris URL * "Terres cuites du monde antique (Tanagra, Canossa, Myrina, ...)" [Terracotta of the ancient world (Tanagra, Canossa, Myrina ...)] date: 20 November 2014 - 28 February 2015 Exhibition of ca. 60 terracotta statues produced in the Mediterranean region (8th to 2nd century BC), including Egypt (ushabtis, amulets, etc). info: URL info: French press report at URL g) Musée des beaux-arts Place du Général de Gaulle, 59140, Dunkerque URL * "Dunkerque et la collection Antinoé, cité de l'Egypte antique " date: 13 July 2013 - 31 July 2015 [was: till September 2014] Exhibition about research done on the museum's mummy and about other artefacts stemming from excavations (1895-1910) in ancient Antinoë. info: URL info: URL "(..) Vous pourrez ainsi découvrir des fragments de masques funéraires, quelques figurines, des céramiques, des verreries ou encore quelques pièces de tissus coptes (..)" h) Musée Rodin 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris URL * “Égyptomanie” date: 2018 info: source - press report at URL i) Palais des Beaux-Arts Place de la République -- 59000 Lille URL * "Sésostris III, Pharaon de Légende" [was: "Sesostris III, le Pharaon Conquérant"] date: 9 [was: 10] October 2014 - 25 [was: 26] January 2015 Exhibition with ca. 300 objects (of which 200 on loan from international museums) that illustrate the splendor of the Middle Kingdom; there will also be modern works of arts and 19th c. photographs from Egypt. info: URL info: URL info: press report at URL "L'exposition présentée à partir du 9 octobre 2014 au Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille est le fruit d'une très heureuse collaboration entre ce musée, l'Université de Lille 3 et le musée du Louvre, dont les compétences et les collections se trouvent ainsi réunies autour d'un pharaon de légende, Sésostris III (v. 1872-1854 av. J.-C.), l'un des souverains les plus emblématiques de l'Égypte antique." info: press release - 2 pp. - pdf-file (7.6 MB) URL info: French press report at URL "Avec une exposition d’automne consacrée à Sésostris III, « pharaon de légende », le palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille entend bien créer l’événement. Une première pour le musée, pour ce grand roi méconnu de l’Égypte antique, pour la connaissance de ce moment particulier qu’est le Moyen Empire (XIXe siècle avant notre ère). (...) Avec le Louvre, une trentaine de grands musées, British Musem, Metropolitan de New York, Boston, Berlin, Bruxelles, Beyrouth etc., prêteront à Lille, sculptures, objets funéraires, bijoux… Au total, quelque trois cent cinquante oeuvres dont beaucoup ne sont que rarement sorties de leurs écrins." - includes a slideshow info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "(..) Cette exposition sera aussi l'occasion de découvrir plus de 350 pièces, prêtées par une trentaine de musées, comme le Louvre, le Brooklyn Museum de New York ou encore le musée royal d'Ecosse à Edimbourg. A noter que certains objets proviennent de fouilles réalisées au début des années 2000 par l'université de Lille-3 dans la région du lac Nasser, en Egypte. (..)" info: French press reports at URL "Deux installations et trois sculptures installées dans l’atrium du musée lillois préfigurent l'exposition consacrée au pharaon égyptien. (...) Touché par la sculpture égyptienne, Gormley propose trois allégories réalisées en plomb. (...) Les deux œuvres de l’Allemand Wolfgang Laib sont un écho aux rites funéraires." URL URL info: video promo at URL info: French press reports at URL Announcement of the exhibition with accompanying program. URL "C’est l’histoire d’un pharaon puissant, novateur et guerrier. Un de ces souverains égyptiens qui régnèrent avec force et conviction. Mais pourtant il n’a pas eu la postérité de Ramsès II ou de Toutankhamon peut-être parce que sa pyramide ne lui a pas survécu." info: URL info: Dossier de Presse - URL Press kit English - URL info: exhibition trailer [1:19 mins.] - URL info: French press report at URL With a video [1:54 mins.] of a TV report. info: English press reports at URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL "(..) Pour cette exposition le Palais des Beaux-arts a décidé d’inviter le spectateur dans une ambiance intimiste, presque mystérieuse. C’est dans une grande pièce sombre que l’on peut observer tous ces vestiges disposés d’une manière qui semble aléatoire. Ce choix scénographique transmet peu la grandeur du monde égyptien et n’est malheureusement pas à la hauteur des œuvres exposées. Les objets d’art sont disposés dans un esprit de sobriété qui transparaît peu la majestuosité de l’art Égyptien. Néanmoins il faut noter la présence d’une incroyable reconstitution en 3D de la chapelle de la tombe du monarque Djehoutyhotep, située dans la nécropole de Deir-el-Bersha, en Moyenne Égypte. (...) En définitive, le public découvrira plus de 300 œuvres, témoignage de la prospérité et des échanges culturels du royaume durant l’âge d’or de l’Égypte ancienne : le Moyen-Empire." info: blog report, with many large photos, at URL Photographs by Alain Guilleux. info: OsirisNet has put up an introduction to the exhibition (in English and French) at: URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) There are two delicious bonuses, in the shape of a photographic history of archaeological digs, provided by the Musée d’Orsay, and a truly inspired contemporary sculpture display in the atrium. The latter, a dialogue between Antony Gormley and Wolfgang Laib on the theme of transportation of the soul, reflects our undying fascination with the myths and imagery of Ancient Egypt. (..)" [new] info: French press report at URL "En Egypte, il y a près de 4 000 ans, Sésostris III, en visionnaire, a consolidé les frontières de son empire et tissé de solides liens commerciaux avec ses voisins. Sa politique culturelle et sociale, innovante et brillante, a permis l'émergence d'une classe moyenne qui sait lire et écrire. S'il n'a pas la notoriété des pharaons du Nouvel Empire, Toutankhamon et Ramsès II, il a posé les bases d'un Etat puissant." With slideshow of 15 photos. info: English press report at URL info: French press report at URL * "Archéologie et photographie au XIXème siècle" date: 9 October 2014 - 25 January 2015. info: URL * "Voyage au bout de la vie" date: 20 September 2014 - 25 January 2015 info: URL "L'Atrium accueille les artistes Antony Gormley et Wolfgang Laib, comme introduction contemporaine à l'exposition "Sésostris 3, pharaon de légende". Leurs sculptures et installations s'inspirent de la mythologie de l'Égypte Antique sur le dialogue entre les vivants et les morts. Le titre de cette exposition - Voyage au bout de la vie - fait directement référence à la croyance des égyptiens en une seconde vie après la mort. (..)" j) La Bibliothèque Universitaire Henri Bosco Campus Carlone, 100, bd. Edouard-Herriot, 06200 Nice * "Naissance des alphabets sur les rives de la Méditerranée" [Birth of the alphabets on the shores of the Mediterranean area] date: 6 October 2014 - 25 November 2014-11-13 The exhibition shows some 40 posters and replicas about the origin of the alphabet in the Mediterranean area. info: URL info: French press report at URL k) Le musée Crozatier Jardin Henri Vinay, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay URL * "Reopening Museum" date: second trimestre 2015 info: URL Includes "(..) un espace dédié à l'Egypte, avec des sarcophages rénovés et mis en valeur.(..)" l) Musée de Préhistoire Régionale « Stanislas Bonfils » Rue Lorédan Larchey, 06500 Menton URL * “Autour de la Méditerranée: échanges culturels et commerciaux dans l'Antiquité” date: 12 July 2014 - 25 May 2015 Exhibition about the connections between antique cultures around the Mediterranean - Egypt, Phoenicia/Carthage, Greece, Etruria, and Rome. info: URL URL --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) Musée du Cinquantenaire Parc du Cinquantenaire 10, Bruxelles URL * “LASCAUX - La Chapelle Sixtine de la Préhistoire” [LASCAUX - The Sistine Chapel of Prehistory] date: 14 November 2014 - 15 March 2015 Touring exhibition with reproductions of the cave paintings of Lascaux, France -- but there will also be a display dedicated to the rock paintings of Qurta in Egypt from the same era. info: (French) URL (English:) URL info: French press report at URL "(...) Parallèlement, des panneaux montrent le site de Qurta en Égypte, fouillé par des archéologues belges. Un ensemble d’art pariétal qui date de la même époque que Lascaux et qui prouve de fortes similitudes. (..)" b) - c) - d) Paleis voor Schone Kunsten - BOZAR Ravensteinstr. 23, 1000 Brussels URL * "Thee met Nefertiti" [working title] date: cancelled [was: Spring/Summer 2014] info: source - According to the newsletter of the Ägyptisches Museum München, April 2014, that museum will be the 4th and LAST station of the travelling "Tea with Nefertiti" exhibition. * "Engaging Egypt. Four Encounters with the Foreign from Facebook to Fayum" date: postponed [was: October 5, 2012 - January 13, 2013] In four sections - Roman Egypt (with Fayyum Portraits), Ayyubidic Egypt, 20th c. art, and contemporary art. info: (in Dutch and French resp.) URL URL info: (in English) URL info: source of postponemnet - URL --SPAIN-- a) Museo Liceo Egipcio Avd. Astorga 42, 24198 La Virgen del Camino, León URL * “El Tesoro de Tutankamón” ["The Treasure of Tutankhamun"] date: 23 December 2014 - TBA Exhibition with hundred exact replicas of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun, produced in Cairo. info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL b) Museo del Traje Av de Juan de Herrera, 2, 28040 Madrid * “Exodus: dioses y reyes” date: 3 December 2014 - 18 January 2015 Exhibition of 40 costumes of the film "Exodus: gods and kings." info: URL Press release at: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL c) Parque de las Ciencias Avda. de la Ciencia s/n 18006 Granada URL * "Momias. Testigos del pasado" [Mummies: Witnesses of the Past] date: 25 October 2014 - September 2015 Exhibition with 50 mummies from across the world and more than 150 related objects. With two Egyptian mummies on loan from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. info: URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL d) Museo Arqueológico Nacional Calle Serrano 13, 28001 Madrid URL * Reopening of the permanent collection (incl. AE) date: 1 April 2014 - ongoing (permanent collection) info: press report at URL info: press report at URL "El Museo Arqueológico Nacional reabrirá sus puertas el 1 de abril tras una profunda reforma (...) Las colecciones de Grecia, Oriente Próximo Antiguo, Egipto y Nubia completan el panorama de las culturas mediterráneas antiguas de mayor influencia en nuestro desarrollo cultural. (..)" info: press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: information about the Egyptian collection at URL e) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid URL * "Animales y faraones - El reino animal en el antiguo Egipto" [was: "La Fauna del Nilo. El reino animal en el Egipto faraónico"] [was: "Animales, hombres y dioses. El bestiario en el Egipto faraónico"] date: 1 April [was: 31 March] 2015 - 23 August 2015 Exhibition about wild and domesticated animals in ancient Egypt, with 438 objects (statutes, amulets, mummies, etc.) on loan from the Louvre-Lens Museum. Earlier at Musée du Louvre-Lens (5 December 2014 - 9 March 2015) and later at the CaixaForum Barcelona (22 September 2015 - 10 January 2016). info: URL info: source - press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL f) CaixaForum Barcelona Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona URL * "Animales, hombres y dioses. El bestiario en el Egipto faraónico" [Animals, Humans, and Gods. The Bestiary in Pharaonic Egypt] date: 22 September 2015 - 10 January 2016 Exhibition about the place and role of animals in Pharaonic Egypt, with ca. 430 artefacts. Earlier at Musée du Louvre-Lens (5 December 2014 - 9 March 2015) and the CaixaForum de Madrid (31 March 2015 - 23 August 2015). info: source - press report at URL info: press reports at URL URL g) Museo Bíblico Instituto Bíblico y Oriental Plaza de Santo Martino, 5 LEÓN. URL * "Cleopatra y las reinas de Alejandría" date: TBA (in preparation) With fifty unique works dealing with the famous queen of Egypt. h) TBA, Alicante * "TBA" [working title: "Tutankhamun: His Tomb and his Treasures"] date: 21 December 2014 - 12 April 2015 One of the internationally travelling exhibitions with over 1,000 replicas of KV62 artefacts. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL i) CaixaForum Zaragoza Av. José Anselmo Clavé, 4, 50004 Zaragoza URL * "Momias egipcias. El secreto de la vida eterna" date: 8 October 2014 - 15 [was: 13] February 2015 The travelling exhibition with over 250 artefacts from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. It was earlier at several venues in Canada, USA, Japan, the Netherlands, and Scotland under different titles ("Fascinating Mummies" etc). Previous venues were CaixaForum, Lleida/Lerida (20 December 2012 - 21 April 2013), CaixaForum, Tarragona (17 May 2013 - 18 August 2013), CaixaForum Palma (30 October 2013 - 26 January 2014), and CaixaForum Girona (26 February 2014 - 31 August 2014). info: URL info: URL info: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL With video. URL "Tres momias, papiros, esculturas y gráficos llegan al CaixaForum de Zaragoza. La exposición (...) quiere profundizar en las esculturas del pasado y aproximarlas a la actualidad. Un viaje al antiguo Egipto a partir de los tesoros del Rijksmuseum van Oudheden de Leiden." Includes a video report [2:06 mins.] URL "Un ciclo de siete conferencias y tres seminarios contribuirán a desentrañar los misterios de las momias y del culto religioso que practicaban los antiguos egipcios, en el marco de la exposición que alberga el CaixaForum de Zaragoza hasta el 15 de febrero." info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL "(..) La exposición ofrece más de 260 piezas de distintas cámaras sepulcrales. (..)" info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL "La Exposición (...) es de gran interés para todo público que guste de estos temas. Montserrat Sánchez, coordinadora de esta exposición, nos dice que 'nos vamos a encontrar con toda clase de objetos relacionados con los ritos funerarios de una tumba egipcia'. Descubriremos momias, papiros, sarcófagos, vasos canópicos, joyas, en fin, todos los objetos con los que eran enterrados los antiguos egipcios. (..)" j) El Corte Inglés Av Federico Soto, 1, 03003 Alicante URL * “Territorio Playmobil” date: 1 October 2014 – 11 January 2015 Two diplays of Playmobil scenes, The Battle of Gettysburg and Pharaonic Egypt - the latter including the pyramids of the Giza Plateau Giza, the first meeting between Mark Antony and Cleopatra, etc. info: source - URL k) Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya (MAC) Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39 - 41, 08038 Barcelona URL * “Tresors de La Vila Joiosa” date: 26 September 2014 – 1 February 2015 Exhibition with objects from Egypt and Etruria that were found in Spain. info: URL "(..) Els objectes etruscos i egipcis, que van portar els comerciants fenicis, són molt rars a la península Ibèrica. La col·lecció egípcia de Vilamuseu és una de les més nombroses i rellevants de la Península. En destaquen els amulets de deus tallats en pedra de talc i, sobretot, la cantimplora d’Any Nou, fabricada a Sais, capital de la XXVI dinastia, cap a l’any 600 aC. S’hi recollia l’aigua màgica del dia de la crescuda del riu Nil, que es creia que curava malalties i ajudava els morts a aconseguir la vida eterna. (..)" info: Spanish press report at URL l) Museo Pablo Gargallo Plaza de San Felipe, 3, 50003 Zaragoza URL * “Cleopatra, reina de Egipto” date: 16 May 2014 – 2 February 2015 [prolongation; was: till 31 December 2014] info: URL "En el año 1900 un joven Pablo Gargallo cincela una delicada pieza en mármol que representa a Cleopatra. Esta escultura sirve de excelente pretexto para realizar un viaje en el tiempo y acercarnos a la figura de la reina de Egipto, a sus iniciativas políticas, su trayectoria histórica, su vida y su muerte. Nos permite, además, constatar que la historia de Cleopatra VII está muy alejada de la deformada imagen que transmitió la propaganda oficial augústea. (..)" m) Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal Paseo de la Castellana, 214 - 28046 Madrid URL * “Cleopatra” date: 27 November 2015 - 8 May 2016 info: source - URL n) Museu de Cultures del Món Palau Nadal, El Carrer Montcada, Barcelona URL English: URL * "Opening museum" date: 7 February 2015 - Ongoing info: Spanish press reports at URL "El hotelero Jordi Clos cede 37 piezas al nuevo espacio, que abrirá sus puertas en el Palau Nadal el próximo 7 de febrero Además de haber alumbrado con el Museo Egipcio de Barcelona uno de los centros privados dedicados a la civilización egipcia más importantes, el hotelero Jordi Clos ha puesto su granito de arena en el Museo de la Culturas del Mundo, nuevo espacio municipal que abrirá sus puertas el próximo 7 de febrero en el Palau Nadal, con la cesión de 37 piezas arqueológicas. (..)" Among the new pieces is an Egyptian sarcophagus. URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) Museum of Old and New Art 655 Main Road Berriedale, Hobart Tasmania 7011 URL * "Matthew Barney: River Of Fundament" date: 22 November 2014 - 13 April 2015 An exhibition that brings together for the first time, the entire ensemble of Matthew Barney's multipart "River of Fundament" project, comprising the symphonic film of epic length (5 hours) "River of Fundament," large-scale sculptures, drawings, photographs, story boards, and vitrines. The work is inspired by the American author Norman Mailer and his novel, "Ancient Evenings," set in Ancient Egypt from 1290-110 B.C.. This is a modified version of the exhibition that was at the Haus der Kunst, München (16 March 2014 - 17 August 2014). info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Ahead of its Sydney screening, /River of Fundament/ will be shown in Hobart on November 21 in tandem with an exhibition of sculptures, drawings and storyboards from the film at the Museum of Old and New Art. The show will also feature Egyptian antiquities from MONA's collection and David Walsh will appear on stage with Barney at Hobart's Odeon Theatre on November 22." URL info: English press report at URL --ANDORRA-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum Museumstrasse 50, CH-9000, St. Gallen URL * "Im Banne Ägyptens" [Spellbound by Egypt] date: end of August 2012 - till 2015 Artefacts from the ancient Egyptian collection of the Museum für Völkerkunde Burgdorf that had been a major part of the "Im Banne Ägyptens. Begegnungen mit der Ewigkeit" (June 19, 2010 - March 6, 2011) exhibition in St Gallen, had remained in St Gallen as "Die ägyptische Sammlung Burgdorf" (since April 2011). These objects, together with those from the St Gallen museum itself, having a focus on hieroglyphic texts on coffins, papyri and stelae/reliefs, are now supplemented in the present exhibition with the remainder of the Burgdorf collection that was still on view at Burgdorf as "Gaben für die Götter - Altägyptische Bronzefiguren in neuem Licht" (April 1- August 5, 2012), and with artefacts from two private collections in Zürich. info: URL info: flyer of the Burgdorf 's "Bronzefiguren" exhibition - URL b) - c) - d) - e) Le Laténium. Parc et musée d'archéologie de Neuchâtel Espace Paul Vouga, CH-2068 Hauterive URL * "Aux origines des pharaons noirs: 10.000 ans d'archéologie nubienne" date: 3 September 2014 - 17 May 2015 Exhibition about 40 years of Swiss archaeological work in Kerma. info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * "Blumenreich. Wiedergeburt in Pharaonengräbern" [The realm of flowers. Rebirth in the tombs of the Pharaohs] [was: "Blütenpracht für die Ewigkeit. Pharaos Pflanzenwelt"] date: 3 September 2014 - 1 February [was: 25 January] 2015 info: URL "Im Zentrum dieser Ausstellung zwischen Botanik und Archäologie steht eine sensationelle Entdeckung aus Zürich: Überreste von jahrtausendealten ägyptischen Blumen aus königlichen Gräbern. Diese fragilen Pflanzen waren einst starke Symbole für das ewige Leben." info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL "Das Jenseits war bei den Ägyptern genau so bunt wie der Blumenschmuck, den sie in Gräbern beilegten. Das Antikenmuseum zeigt in seiner neuen Ausstellung die Frabenpracht der Pharaonengräbern." Includes a slideshow info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL "Der vielschichtigen floralen und vegetabilischen Symbolik widmet sich die Ausstellung 'Blumenreich' im Basler Antikenmuseum. Ihr Zentrum bilden 16 Blumenpräparate, die die Archäobotanikerin Christiane Jacquet vor einigen Jahren bei Umzugsarbeiten im Depot des ehemaligen Botanischen Museums der Universität Zürich entdeckte. 1881 waren sie im großen Mumienversteck in Theben zum Vorschein gekommen. (...) Um diese später in Vergessenheit geratenen, in Tischvitrinen präsentierten, stark ausgebleichten Blumenpräparate herum platziert die Schau zahlreiche weitere Exponate, die um die Jenseitsvorstellungen im alten Ägypten kreisen (...)" --SWEDEN-- a) Medelhavsmuseet Fredsgatan 2, 103 21 Stockholm * Reopening of the Egyptian Department date: 22 February 2014 - ongoing The Egyptian exhibition was closed for remodeling in September 2012. info: URL (in English:) URL "(..) The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see many artefacts not previously on display, learn about new research and use the latest 3D technology to study the museum's mummies. (..)" The mummies can be studied using a 'virtual autopsy table'. info: press release with some photos at URL info: URL In English: URL info: press release and photos at URL In English: URL info: English press reports at URL URL With picture gallery. URL URL URL URL "(..) In Sweden's capital Stockholm, the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities is scheduled to open Saturday a permanent exhibition on ancient Egypt and focusing on the well-known Pharaonic era. Over 1,600 artifacts will be on display at the exhibit which will take visitors on a journey through 7,000 years of Egyptian history. (..) The exhibit will also offer visitors an interactive experience on reproducing the mummy, utilizing help of modern technologies like 3D digitalization. They will have the opportunity to study the mummy's interior and exterior in detail using a touch-sensitive table as these cadavers and respective coffins have been fully documented in 3D. Such documentation was undertaken through a 3D digitalization project which used computed tomography (CT), 3D laser scanning and photogrammetry to create an exact virtual copy of the mummy. (..)" --HUNGARY-- a) Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum [Hungarian Natural History Museum] 1083 Budapest, Ludovika tér 2-6. URL * "Múmiavilág" [World of Mummies] date: 1 October 2014 - 31 December 2014 OR 17 May 2015 Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. Earlier in the Drents Museum, Assen, Netherlands (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014, "Mummies - Surviving after Death"). The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Budapest, Luxembourg, Hildesheim, Basel, Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. info: URL URL info: URL info: (in English) URL info: English press report at URL "(..) 28 human and 10 animal mummies have been transported to Budapest from various corners of the world. (..)" info: Hungarian press reports at URL URL With photos of mummies. URL Report about the opening. ---POLAND--- a) - b) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Poznaniu ul. Wodna 27 – Palac Górków, 61-781 Poznan * "Verba volant, scripta manent. Dawne formy zapisu" [Spoken words fly away, written words remain. Ancient forms of writing] date: 28 November 2014 - 22 March 2015 The exhibition shows the ancient systems of Mesopotomia, Egypt, Greece and the Roman Empire to write down information of various kind. Objects from several Polish institutions are on display. info: (in Polish) URL info: Polish press report at URL --SLOVAKIA-- a) Incheba Expo Bratislava URL * "Tutanchamon - jeho hrobka a poklady" [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 15 August 2014 - 18 Januari 2015 [prolongation; was: till 1 December 2014] One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. info: URL info: URL info: tickets for sale till Dec. 1 (inclusive) - URL info: English press report at URL info: Slovakian press report at URL --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Náprstkovo muzeum asijských, afrických a amerických kultur Betlémské nám. 1, Praha 1 URL * "Zeme cerných faraonu" [Land of Black Pharaohs] date: 30 May 2014 - 19 October 2014 Exhibition of artefacts that Czech archaeologists have uncovered in Sudan, as well as items loaned by foreign museums. info: URL info: (in English) URL "The exhibition traces the history of ancient Nubia from the close of the prehistory to the early Christian period. It also showcases the results of the latest excavations by the National Museum's Archaeological Expedition to Wad Ben Naga. In addition to items from the collections of the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, visitors have a unique opportunity to see objects borrowed from the collections of the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum, the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection in Berlin and the Egyptian Museum -- Georg Steindorff -- of the University of Leipzig. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) Among the foreign works of art, the exhibition presents for the first time in the Czech Republic the golden treasure of Queen Amanishakheto, a part of which has been loaned by the Egyptian Museum and part by the Papyrus collection of Berlin. The exhibits also include objects the archeologists uncovered in Wad Ben Naga 55 years ago, as well as objects researchers from the Czech Egyptological Institute found in the Usli and Sabalouga localities. One of the most impressive artifacts is a gilded bust of Apedemak, one of the three known depictions of this lion-headed warrior god, and a statuette of an Elephant Man from the Meroitic period. (..)" b) - c) - d) Regionální Muzeum v Kolíne Dvorákovo museum praveku Brandlova 35, 280 02 Kolín URL * "Poklady starého Egypta - Sbírka Josefa Ferdinanda Toskánského [Treasures of ancient Egypt - The Collection of Archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Tuscany] date: 12 September 2014 - 31 May 2015 Exhibition of ca. 100 artefacts from the Egyptian collection of archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Tuscany, on loan from the Náprstek Museum in Prague. info: URL info: Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL --MOROCCO-- a) - --VATICAN CITY-- a) Musei Vaticani URL * "Coffins of the Amun-priests" [working title] date: TBA (2014?) The exhibition looks at the priesthood of Amun in Thebes and their necropolis of Bab el-Gasus, with a special focus on the conservation of their coffins (the 'Vatican Coffin Project'). With artefacts from the collections of the RMO, the Louvre and the Vatican Museum. The exhibition was earlier in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden (April 19, 2013 - September 15, 2013). info: source - Dutch press report at URL --JAPAN--- a) - b) Kobe City Museum 24 Kyomachi, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0034, URL * "Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York" date: 13 October 2014 - 12 January 2015 Exbibition with ca. 200 masterpieces from the MMA that are associated with women in ancient Egypt. Earlier at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (July 19 , 2014 - September 23, 2014). info: URL info: URL (in English) URL info: source - URL URL Photo gallery with 196 artefacts from the MMA in the exhibition. c) TBA, Tokyo * "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" date: September 2014 - TBA The travelling exhibition (since 2004) that showcases ca. 50 of King Tutankhamun's burial objects (no replicas) and ca. 70 other ancient Egyptian artefacts, and which was in Japan before (2012). After Tokyo it will go to Niigata (TBA - October 2015). info: source - English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Of the 124 artefacts carefully selected from the Egyptian Museum, 30 are from the museum’s Tutankhamun collection. Artefacts from earlier royal tombs from the 18th Dynasty, including the tomb of Tutankhamun’s great-grandparents Yuya and Tuya and the KV55 burial tomb, are also included. According to the terms of the exhibition agreement, revenues from the show could reach $10 million, said Ahmed Sharaf, head of the museums section at the Ministry of Antiquities in Cairo. A fixed amount of $2 added to the price of each ticket will be given to Egypt, as will a percentage of the merchandise sold through the show. The exhibition, accompanied by an Egyptian curator and restorer, will travel for one year within Japan, beginning in Tokyo and Niigata and including institutions in other cities. (..) “The ministry has resumed sending exhibitions abroad in an attempt to raise money towards the completion of suspended antiquities projects, whether restoration work or the construction of new museums,” Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty said. (..)" --TAIWAN-- a) National Palace Museum No. 221, Section 2, Zhishan Road, Shilin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111 URL * "A History of the World in 100 Objects" date: 13 December 2014 - 15 March 2015 info: URL URL The travelling exhibition that tells the history of the world through 100 sets of objects from the British Museum. Among them a granite statue of Ramesses II and the inner coffin of Shepenmehyt. info: English press report at URL URL URL --REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE-- a) Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris 5 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179620 URL * “Cleopatra” date: 4 May 2015 - 13 September 2015 info: source - URL --MEXICO-- a) Pinacoteca de Mérida "Juan Gamboa Guzmán" Calle 59 s/n entre 60 y 58 Centro CP 97000, Mérida, Yucatán URL * [Title TBA] date: 17 October 2014 - December 2014/January 2015 info: source - URL "La Pinacoteca “Juan Gamboa Guzmán” será sede de una muestra del Museo Nacional de Egipto, en la cual se exhibirá 20 papiros egipcios, así como 25 piezas que son reproducciones de las originales. Entre los objetos estarán la máscara de Nefertiti, de Cleopatra VII, de Tutankamon, entre otros." URL b) Museo de Historia de Tijuana Av Niños Heroes, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, Baja California URL * "La tumba de Tutankamón y la maldición" date: 30 November 2014 - TBA Exhibition that illustrates the life of Tutankhamun and the discovery of his tomb. info: URL info: URL c) Hospicio Cabañas Cabañas 8, Las Fresas, 44360 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico URL [under construction] * "Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición" [Tutankhamun. The tomb, the gold and the curse] date: October 2014 - TBA The travelling exhibition with nearly 200 replicas of KV62 objects. Earlier at El Museo del Noreste (Mune), Monterrey (March 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014). info: source - URL ---LATVIA--- a) Art Museum Riga Bourse Dome Square 6 URL * "Tutanhamona dzintars. Sena Egipte / Dzintara cels" [Tutankhamun's Amber. Ancient Egypt / the Amber Road] date: 1 November 2013 - 1 January 2015 Exhibition of objects from the Museum's collection of Egyptian art, plus loans from several international museums (incl. Cairo Museum). Baltic amber was traded from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea - even ending up in Egypt. info: URL info: URL info: press report (in English) at URL info: (in English) URL --QATAR-- a) - b) University College London Qatar UCL Qatar, PO Box 23689, 2nd Floor, Georgetown Building, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha * "3D Encounters: Where Science Meets Heritage" date: 13 February 2013 - TBA The exhibition explores how 3D digital replicas of museum collections can be used to advance museum, archaeological and conservation practice. Using 3D visualisations of artefacts from UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London, the exhibition offers a 360 degree view of ancient items that range from fragments of stone vessels and carved wooden hair combs to a skull on an ancient Egyptian ruler info: press release at URL "(..) At the exhibition visitors can try out the 3D technology themselves and handle virtual images of historical treasures. The public are invited to do this through a series of interactive activities that combine 3D images with immersive technologies such as heightened reality and gesture recognition. For example, one interactive visualisation transports visitors to an archaeological site in Egypt where they are able to select 3D replica artefacts to pick up and inspect. Visitors can also try their hands at restoring an ancient mummy mask through a touch screen interactive image that allows them to choose and test different facial features. Another interactive option offers a 3D image of a skull that archaeologists believe is that of an ancient ruler named Inti. Visitors can then build layers of muscles, veins and skin on to the ruler's skull via touch screen animation to see what Inti might have looked like. (..)" info: some links to 3DPetrie Project website and 3DPetrie exhibitions website, and to press reports: URL info: a film that is on exhibition is available online at URL " "Making Many. The mass production of funerary figures. UCL Petrie Museum' - The film explains research about mass production of shabtis via 3D imaging, 3D printing and reproduction of a physical replica to find out about the mass production of funerary figures in Ancient Egypt. The 3D printing was done at the Digital Manufacturing Centre at the UCL Bartlett." ---SOUTH AFRICA--- a) Silverstar R28, Muldersdrift, Mogale City URL * “Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures” date: 2 December 2014 - 1 March 2015 One of the internationally travelling exhibitions with over 1,000 replicas of KV62 artefacts. info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL With photos of displays. info: Dr Zahi Hawass will give two presentations on 27 and 28 January 2015, see URL b) Iziko Slave Lodge Corner Adderley and Wale Streets, Cape Town URL * “From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage” date: 13 November 2014 - 31 January 2015 Exhibition of ceramic vessels from various parts of Africa, including ancient Egyptian vessels. info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The oldest vessels date from Predynastic Egypt (...)" +++ ==================================================================== 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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