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EEF NEWS (999) 
October 12, 2017 (II Peret 27)
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Peru, South Africa (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Denmark, Estonia, Belarus, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Japan, China, India, Mexico, Israel, Korea, Chile Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma * Thanks for this week's events information go to: Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - USA (b)(e)(r), Germany (n)(u), Spain (h), China (b)]; Kat Newkirk [(II) - USA (e), China (b)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Germany (a)] ========================================================================= +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --THE NETHERLANDS-- [update] b) Nederlands-Vlaamse Egyptologendag P.O.Box 9515, Leiden, 2300 RA * 45e Nederlands-Vlaamse Egyptologendag date: 20 oktober 2017 [new] place: Zaal 2, Collegezalencomplex, Mercatorpad 1, 6525 HS Nijmegen [new] info: programme at URL --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --USA-- b) Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: October 6, 2018 – January 27, 2019 One of the touring exhibitions with some 1,000 replicas of KV62 objects. info: source - URL [update] e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 * "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt" date: September 29, 2017 - January 21, 2018. [new] info: English press reports at URL URL URL [update] r) Smithsonian's Freer | Sackler 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: October 14, 2017 – January 15, 2018 [new] info: English press report at URL Featuring a cat mummy. --CANADA-- c) Pointe-à-Callière, Cité d'archéologie et d'histoire de Montréal 350 Place Royale, Viex-Montréal (Québec), H2Y 3Y5 URL * "Reines d’Égypte" [Queens of Egypt] date: 10 April 2018 - 4 November 2018 Exhibition with 350 artefacts dealing with royal women (e.g., Nefertari, Ahmes-Nefertari, Tawosret, Hatshepsut), on loan from several museums, notably the Museo Egizio di Torino. It seems to be a variation of the exhibition that was in the Grimaldi Forum Monaco ("Reines d'Egypte", July 12, 2008 - September 10, 2008) and the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden ("Koninginnen van de Nijl", 18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017). Will later go to American venues. info: source - French press report at URL --GERMANY-- [update] a) Museum Folkwang Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen * "Nofretete, Ramses und Osiris. Die Ägyptische Sammlung" [Nefertiti, Ramesses and Osiris. The Egyptian Collection] date: 30 September 2017 - 2 April 2018 [new] info: German press report at URL "Erstmalig zeigt das Museum Folkwang seine ägyptische Sammlung Nofretete, Ramses und Osiris noch bis Anfang April kommenden Jahres. Es befinden sich darunter Spitzenwerke wie der Kopf der ägyptischen Königin Nofretete aus dem 13. Jh. vor Christi." [update] n) Kultur- Und Stadthistorisches Museum Duisburg Johannes-Corputius-Platz 1, 47051 Duisburg * „Die Götter beschenken“ [new] date: 3 December 2017 - 15 July [was: TBA] 2018 [new] info: URL URL u) Ägyptisches Museum Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * “Wadi Ameyra: Ein proto- und frühdynastisches Inschriftentableau im SW-Sinai“ [new] date: 21 June 2017 - 1 February 2018 [prolongation; was: till 31 August 2017] info: URL * “Re-animation: Aegyptiaca im Dialog mit Zeichnungen und Skulpturen von Ruth Tauchert" date: 11 October 2017 - 1 February 2018 The exhibition places ancient Egyptian artefacts next to modern creations by artist Ruth Tauchert. info: URL --SPAIN-- [update] h) Museu Egipci de Barcelona / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona * "Animals Sagrats de l'Antic Egipte / Animales Sagrados del Antiguo Egipto" [Sacred Animals in Ancient Egypt] [new] date: 22 February 2017 - 31 December 2017 [prolongation; was: 30 September 2017] info: URL ---BELARUS--- [update] a) The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus 20 Lenin Str., Minsk 220030 * "Treasures of Ancient Egypt" date: 11 September 2017 - 10 December 2017 [new] info: Russian press report at URL With photos of the displays (the bulk of the exhibits consists of replicas, Egyptianizing objects, and touristic kitsch). --CHINA-- [update] b) Hong Kong Science Museum 2 Science Museum Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong * “Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt" date: June 2, 2017 - October 18, 2017 [new] info: English press report at URL "Since setting up shop at the Science Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui East the six ancient Egyptian mummies have attracted more than 760,000 visitors or an average of more than 8,000 a day. (..) Along with the mummies are more than 200 invaluable artifacts. (..)" ---- For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below. ++ (III) PERSONALS AND ADMIN NOTES [As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF. They usually are not in the Website version.] +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE--- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "The lower part of 26th Dynasty king Psamtik I colossus uncovered in Cairo's Matariya" URL "The Egyptian-German Archaeological Mission uncovered most of the remaining parts of the recently discovered colossus of 26th Dynasty King Psamtik I (664-610 BC) while excavating at the temple of Heliopolis in the Souk Al-Khamis area of Matariya district in east Cairo. (...) The around 1,920 separate quartzite blocks (..) of the colossus reveal that most comprise parts of the pharaoh's kilt, legs and three toes (...). The team also uncovered numerous granite blocks that belong to other statues, including one of King Ramses II, the god Rahurakhti, and others yet unidentified. (..)" With photos. -- German press reports: URL "(..) Die Wissenschaftler fanden bei ihren weiteren Grabungen auch Reste einer riesigen Sphinx. Raue will die Grabungen im Februar 2018 fortsetzen und erwartet weitere Funde, wie die Universität mitteilte. 'Jetzt ist es eine Frage der Zeit. Wir müssen puzzeln', sagte der Archäologe." Includes a slideshow. URL "(..) Bislang sei etwa ein Drittel der Ramses-Statue gesichert, sagt Raue. Virtuell, also in einer 3-D-Rekonstruktion, werde der sitzende Pharao auf jeden Fall zusammensetzbar sein. Ob die Statue auch in der Realität rekonstruierbar sei, hänge von der Qualität der Fragmente ab. (..)" -- Italian press report: URL -- Spanish press report: URL "Nach dem Sensationsfund von Teilen der Kolossalstatue des berühmten Pharaos Psammetich I. (664 v. Chr. bis 610 v. Chr.) im März dieses Jahres in Kairo sind jetzt bei neuen Grabungen weitere archäologische bedeutende Funde freigelegt worden. Ein ägyptisches-deutsches Team unter der Leitung von Dr. Dietrich Raue, Kustos des Ägyptischen Museums - Georg Steindorff - der Universität Leipzig und Dr. Aiman Ashmawy vom Ägyptisches Antikenministerium und in Zusammenarbeit mit Prof. Kai-Christian Bruhn von der Hochschule Mainz stieß in der letzten Phase seiner Grabungen Ende September auf dem Gelände des Tempels von Heliopolis auf weitere Fragmente der Psammetich-Statue. Entdeckt wurden unter anderem drei riesige, etwa zehn Zentimeter breite Zehen des Pharaos sowie ein wichtiger Teil des Rückenpfeilers mit dem Namen Psammetichs I. Für eine große Überraschung sorgte allerdings der Fund von Fragmenten einer Kolossalstatue von Ramses II. (....)" URL * Press report: "Old Kingdom pyramid peak discovered in Saqqara" URL "A Swiss-French archaeological mission directed by Professor Philippe Collombert from the University of Geneva has unearthed a large granite pyramidion, or pyramid peak, probably belonging Queen Ankhnespepy II, in the Saqqara necropolis. (..) The team previously unearthed the largest obelisk fragment ever discovered from the Old Kingdom, measuring 2.5 meters tall. This week's discovery measures 1.3 metres high and 1.1 metres wide on its sides. (..) “We think that it is the pyramidion of the satellite pyramid of Queen Ankhnespepy II, as it was found near the place where we should expect the satellite pyramid to have been located,” Collombert told Ahram Online. He asserted that this fragment comprised the only part of this secondary pyramid yet to be found. The queen's main burial pyramid was discovered in Saqqara in 1998. (..)" With photos. [Next four items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Tutankhamun's second bed transferred to new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza" URL "The second ceremonial bed of King Tutankhamun was escorted on Monday from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) in Giza, in preparation for its soft opening in mid-2018. The bed was moved using a specially made hydraulic vehicle to prevent any vibrations that might cause damage, with a team of 20 archaeologists supervising the process, said Tarek Tawfik, the GEM's general supervisor. (..)" With photos. * Press report: "Free visit to Tutankhamun's tomb, 17 October" URL "To celebrate 200 years since the discovery of the King Seti I tomb, a free visit to King Tutankhamun's tomb will be available to Seti tomb visitors 17 October. (..) The Ministry of Antiquities is offering visitors to King Seti I tomb in the Valley of the Kings on Luxor's west bank a free visit to the neighbouring King Tutankhamun's tomb. (..)" -- Another (garbled) press report: URL * Press report: "Salima Ikram Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Visiting Professor at Yale" URL "Salima Ikram, distinguished University professor of Egyptology and international archaeologist, was recently elected to the renowned American Academy of Arts and Sciences, whose fellows include more than 250 Nobel laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners. As a foreign honorary member, Ikram joins a diverse network of expert fellows who have demonstrated their intellectual prowess. (..) This semester, Ikram is teaching two courses at Yale University as a visiting professor. “I am hoping to return to AUC refreshed and stimulated with new pedagogical ideas,” she shared. One of the courses she’ll be teaching is titled Food for the Pharaohs, which she hopes will push her to add to her own book on food and drink in ancient Egypt, a project she began several years ago. Part of the course entails attempting to reproduce ancient Egyptian food, while her other class on mummies and death will teach her students to write scholarly articles, presenting mummies held in the Peabody Museum’s collections. (..)" -- Another press report, about Dr Ikram''s new courses: URL * Press report: "3,200-Year-Old Stone Inscription Tells of Trojan Prince, Sea People" URL "A 3,200-year-old stone slab with an inscription that tells of a Trojan prince and may refer to the mysterious Sea People has been deciphered, archaeologists announced today (Oct. 7). The stone inscription, which was 95 feet (29 meters) long, describes the rise of a powerful kingdom called Mira, which launched a military campaign led by a prince named Muksus from Troy. (..) Fred Woudhuizen and Eberhard Zangger, a geoarchaeologist who is president of the Luwian Studies foundation, will publish findings on the inscription in the December issue of the journal Proceedings of the Dutch Archaeological and Historical Society. (..)" [Note the caveat about the disappeared inscription, and whether it was genuine. AKE] -- Another English press report: URL -- German press report: URL -- Press release at URL "Palestinian and French archaeologists began excavating Gaza’s earliest archaeological site nearly 20 years ago, unearthing what they believe is a rare 4,500-year-old Bronze Age settlement. But over protests that grew recently, Gaza’s Hamas rulers have systematically destroyed the work since seizing power a decade ago, allowing the flattening of this hill on the southern tip of Gaza City to make way for construction projects, and later military bases. In its newest project, Hamas-supported bulldozers are flattening the last remnants of excavation. (..)" [The site, Tell es-Sakan, is ontopic as it contained an EB1 fortified settlement (with Egyptian imports and Egyptianising pottery) that seems to have been founded by ancient Egyptians (Naqada III); for charts and maps, see next URLs. AKE -- Video of a lecture (French) by Pierree de Miroschedji: URL -- Pierre de Miroschedji, et al., "Les ffouilles de Tell es-Sakan (Gaza): nouvelles données sur les contacts égypto-cananéens aux IVe-IIIe millénaires", in: Paléorient 27.2, pp. 75-104 URL -- Other articles by Pierre de Miroscheddji at URL ] * Press report: ""In dieser Region lag einst die Wiege der Zivilisation" URL "(...) Es handelt sich um einen sehr besonderen Ort, den Archäologen vom Deutschen Archäologischen Institut (DAI) nun restaurieren. "Es ist das Tor Afrikas in Richtung Ägypten und den antiken Kulturen am Mittelmeer", sagt der Archäologe Dietrich Wildung. "In dieser Region lag einst die Wiege der Zivilisation, im Sudan entstanden 5000 Jahre vor Ägypten die ersten Hochkulturen. (..)". About Meroe. Second page at: URL * Press report: "King Tut Museum In Sharm El Sheikh" URL "From the heart of Naama Bay in Sharm El-Sheikh, there is a King Tut Museum, the most important in South Sinai, due to its location in Genena City Mall and its collection of copied pieces [i.e. 130 replicas] about King Tut from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. (..)" With photos. * Press report: "The mummy returns - reconstructing a face from the past" URL "A 2400-year-old mummy has been given an extreme makeover. The mummy was gifted to Otago Museum by Dunedin-based clothing manufacturer Bendix Hallenstein in 1894. He had bought her from a contact in Luxor, Egypt, who said she came from the ancient city of Thebes. Previous research on the museum's resident Egyptian mummy revealed she was about 50 years old and in poor health when she died. The museum has since tried to get a more accurate picture of the woman, who lived about 2400 years ago, between 460BC and 350BC. University of Otago forensic facial approximation researcher Dr Louisa Baillie was able to use CT scans and X-rays, refined with medical imaging software, to provide highly-detailed views of the surface of the mummy's skull and facial bones. A 3-D polyurethane copy of her skull was able to be made, with clay used to sculpt the replica's facial features. (..) The new facial reconstruction would go on display next to the mummy in the museum's People of the World gallery on Thursday." With photos. -- Other English press reports: URL With slideshow. URL With a video of the scanning and the facial reconstruction. * Press report: "El tesorero de los faraones se queda seco" URL "El proyecto Djehuty, forzado a lanzar una campaña de ‘crowdfunding’ para financiar la nueva temporada de excavaciones. (...)" -- The Proyecto Djehuty has started a crrowdfunding campaign to be able to carry out the next fieldwork season in January and February 2018: URL With video. Project website: URL [Next three items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Die ordnungsliebende Altertumsforscherin" URL "(...) Susanne Bickel entdeckte durch Zufall im Tal der Könige ein ungeöffnetes Grab. Viel mehr Arbeit erforderte aber eine zerstörte Familiengruft. (...) Bickel und ihrem Team geht auch nach den abgeschlossenen Ausgrabungen in den Gräbern KV 40 und 64 die Arbeit nicht aus. Ein weiteres bereits seit dem 19. Jahrhundert bekanntes, aber nie gründlich erforschtes Grab ist das nächste Projekt: KV 29. Ein erster Blick mit einer Spezialkamera durch einen Spalt ins Innere zeigte einmal mehr eine grosse Unordnung. «Das Grab ist fast bis zur Decke hoch mit Schwemmgut ausgefüllt», sagt Bickel. «Es wird sehr viel Arbeit werden, das abzutragen.» Erst in den unteren 20 Zentimetern erwartet sie «anorganisches Material, das eventuell Informationen enthalten könnte». Und für diejenigen, für die das nicht spannend genug klingt, betont Bickel – unaufgeregt und sachlich: «Generell ist es nicht unmöglich, ein weiteres unversehrtes Grab im Tal der Könige zu finden.»" * Press report: "Gaston Maspero : l'homme qui retrouva Ramsès" URL "Professeur au Collège de France à 26 ans, patron des fouilles en Égypte, cet archéologue poète va faire de l'égyptologie une passion française. (...) Dans _Causeries d'Égypte_ (1909), et _Ruines et paysages d'Égypte_ (1910), deux textes que réédite aujourd'hui la Bibliothèque nationale de France sous format e-book, il dresse le bilan de ses expéditions et de ses découvertes le long du Nil, textes pleins de sensibilité où, comme le montre cet extrait, le savant sait se montrer un fin observateur des hommes et des coutumes locales. Confronté au problème du pillage des tombes, il sera à l'origine de la première loi vraiment efficace, mise en place par l'Égypte en 1912. (..)" * Press report: "International workshop on patronage took place in Prague" URL "September 4th and 5th the Faculty of Arts hosted international workshop on topic of patron-client relations. (..)" --Follow-ups-- * Press report: "Castrated Egyptian Mummy Is An Archaeological Mystery" URL With a video report. * Press report: "Did the Egyptians create a canal and a port to bring stone to the Great Pyramid?" URL Focusses on the theories of Mark Lehner, who says that when the Nile River was in flood, Egyptians could steer boats laden with stone to a major port city at the pyramid complex. [Next four items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Marseille : la stèle volée au Musée de la Vieille Charité était... sous protection magique" URL "Trois semaines après sa disparition, toujours pas de traces de la stèle volée au Musée d’Archéologie Méditerranéenne de Marseille à la Vieille Charité. De source interne, il s’agirait bien d’une des fameuses quatre « stèles orientées »du général Kasa. (...) Les formules magiques incantatoire sont empruntées à un chapitre du Livre des Morts : « Celui qui tente de pénétrer, je le repousse vers la torche de la nécropole, je détourne son chemin. Je suis la protection du défunt Kasa », prévient la stèle du Sud. « Je viens pour te frapper. Je ne permettrai pas que tu me frappes. Je suis venu pour te lier, je ne permettrai pas que tu me lies. Je protège l’Osiris, le fonctionnaire royal, le général Kasa », menace la stèle du Nord. Elles étaient parvenues à Clot-Bey sans leur amulette magique décrite sur les hiéroglyphes. Un prêtre activait leur pleine puissance magique au cours d’une cérémonie. Puisse la malédiction s’abattre sur l’auteur de ce vol qui ampute une œuvre du patrimoine mondial." [It still has not been officially confirmed that the stela stolen from the Musée d’Archéologie Méditerranéenne de Marseille is one of the four stelae of General Kasa, although inside sources say it is (but not which one). AKE] * Press report: "Memphis, retour sur les splendeurs d’antan" URL "La nécropole de Memphis à Mit-Rahina vient d'être réaménagée et dotée d'un itinéraire en huit étapes pour les visiteurs. Présentation. La zone archéologique de la ville de Memphis, ancienne capitale de l’Egypte pharaonique, située entre la nécropole de Saqqara et celle d’Aboussir à Mit-Rahina, a beaucoup souffert de la croissance démographique. En vertu d’un accord signé entre l’Egypte et les Etats-Unis, l’Association américaine de recherche sur l’Egypte antique (AERA, Ancient Egypt Research Association), un projet de réaménagement de cette zone a été lancé sur ce site en 2015. (...) Une autre bonne nouvelle annoncée par le ministre des Antiquités est que « les fouilles archéologiques dans cette importante région, suspendues depuis 2004, reprendront prochainement »." -- Related press reports: - "Memphis en quelques lignes" URL - "Les 8 sites de la nécropole" URL "La chapelle de Ramsès II - Le temple d’Hathor - La chapelle de Séthi Ier - Le temple de Ramsès II - Les tombes des grands prêtres de Memphis - Entrée ouest du temple de Ptah - La maison d’Apis - Le musée en plein air" * Press report: "Una Tac per la testa di mummia del Museo Archeologico di Pavia" URL "Lo scorso lunedì 2 ottobre presso l’Ospedale San Matteo di Pavia, la testa della mummia di un giovane dell’Antico Egitto, conservata presso la Raccolta Archeologica dell’Università di Pavia, è stata sottoposta a Tomografia Computerizzata. (...) L’esame è stato effettuato oltre l’orario della normale diagnostica medica, in modo da non interferire con la regolare attività dell’ospedale. I medici hanno quindi lavorato al di fuori del loro orario di lavoro, come volontari. (..)" * Press report: "La momie du musée de Tessé passée aux rayons X" URL "Acquise en 1983, la momie du musée de Tessé a passé un scanner à l'hôpital, afin de percer ses derniers secrets, notamment la cause de la mort. Les résultats sont attendus d'ici un mois. (..)" --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entries at the blog of the Project AcrossBorders at Sai Island in Upper Nubia: -- "We proudly present: Khnummose’s shabbti in full detail" (Oct. 11) URL -- "Miniature canopic jars from Tomb 26"" (Oct. 7) URL * New entry at the blog of the Egypt Centre, Swansea: -- "The Amduat in the Egypt Centre" (Octt. 12) URL * New entry at the 'Nile Scribes' blog of Thomas H. Greiner M.A. and Taylor Bryanne Woodcock M.A.: -- "Scribal Spotlight: 'Egypt’s Great Pyyramid: the New Evidence', (Documentary Review)" (Oct. 7 ) URL [Submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * New entries at the blog (Tumblr) of the Brooklyn Museum: --"[A Linen Baboon Appliqué, A Bronze Cyynocephalus Baboon, and a Wooden Seated Baboon]" (Oct. 8) URL -- "[Fragment of Cartonnage from Breast of Mummy]" (Oct. 9) URL * New entry at the blog of Egyptologist Maria Rosa Valdesogo Martin, in her "Hair and Death in Ancient Egypt" series: -- "A Reflexion on Royal Iconography in Ancient Egypt: News with Nefertiti for Same Needs" (Oct. 9) URL * New entry at the Retrograde Photography blog of Julia Thorne MA: -- "Update from the Garstang: A Tate Worrkshop and a New Video" (Oct. 10) URL [With a video about photographing a coffin lid] +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * Juan José Castillos, Memoirs of an Egyptologist. Ediciones Maat, 2018. The price is 25 US dollars if paid by cheque or 20 US dollars if it is cash payment, both include airmail delivery anywhere in the world. Orders with: . Cover and Table of Contents at URL --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * New addition to "Ägyptologische Literatur - digital" of the University of Heidelberg - Gustave Jéquier, Le monument funérairee de Pepi II, vols. 1-3, Le Caire, 1936-1940 -- vol. 3: Les approches du temple, 19400. - 76 pp., 55 pls. - pdf-file (normal: 54 MB; large: 237 MB) URL --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZZINES-- * The TOC of the latest issue of of Zeitschrift fuer Papyrologie und Epigraphik [ZPE], no. 204, is online at URL --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAAPERS-- * New addition to the Propylaeum-DOK repository: -- Burkard, Günter (1997) II. Bibliothekkswesen. A. Ägypten und Mesopotamien. I. Ägypten. In: Cancik, Hubert ; Schneider, Helmuth (Hrsgg.): Der Neue Pauly. Enzyklopädie der Antike, Bd. 2. Stuttgart 1997, p. 639 URL -- Budka, Julia (2004) Ägyptologische Veeranstaltungen in Berlin: „Neue Forschungen“ und „Tagung zur Keramik des Mittleren Reiches“. In: Kemet, 13 (2004), Nr. 4. pp. 73-74 URL -- Budka, Julia ; Jurman, Claus (2014) TThomas Schneider and Peter Raulwing (Hrsg.), Egyptology from the First World War to the Third Reich. Ideology, Scholarship and Individual Biographies, Leiden/Boston 2013. In: Die Welt des Orients, 44 (2014), pp. 135-140 URL -- Assmann, Jan (2005) Periergia: Egyptiian reactions to Greek Curiosity. In: Gruen, Erich S. (Hrsg.): Cultural borrowings and ethnic appropriations. Wiesbaden 2005, pp. 37-49 (Oriens et Occidens ; 8) URL -- Pfeiffer, Stefan (2014) Alexander derr Große in Ägypten: Überlegungen zur Frage seiner pharaonischen Legitimation. In: Grieb, Volker ; Nawotka, Krzysztof ; Wojciechowska, Agnieszka (Hrsgg.): Alexander the Great and Egypt. History, art, tradition; Wroclaw/Breslau, 18./19. Nov. 2011. Wiesbaden 2014, pp. 89-106 (Philippika ; 74) URL -- Pfeiffer, Stefan (2011) Herrscherlegiitimität und Herrscherkult in den ägyptischen Tempeln griechisch-römischer Zeit. In: Recklinghausen, Daniel von ; Stadler, Martin Andreas (Hrsgg.): KultOrte. Mythen, Wissenschaft und Alltag in den Tempeln Ägyptens; [Begleitband zur Ausstellung KultOrte. Mythen, Wissenschaft und Alltag in den Tempeln Ägyptens, Würzburg, 20. Okt. 2011 - 11. Febr. 2012; Tübingen 18. Okt. 2012 - 09. Febr. 2013]. Berlin 2011, pp. 117-141 URL -- Pfeiffer, Stefan (2012) The imperial cult in Egypt. In: Riggs, Christina (Hrsg.): The Oxford handbook of Roman Egypt. Oxford 2012, pp. 83-100 URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * BMCR book review of: Edward J. Watts, Hypatia: The Life and Legend of an Ancient Philosopher. Women in antiquity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.. Pp. xii, 205. ISBN 9780190210038. $29.95. 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.] * (&) The Seminar of Ancient History and the NELC area at the University of Alcalá (Madrid) invite applications for a part-time predoctoral position at its Middle Kingdom Theban Project at the rank of assistant researcher, beginning November 2017. (..) The deadline for applications is October 16, 2017. (#, info at reqeust) URL * (&) he Sackler Library, University of Oxford, is looking for a Part-time Egyptology and Ancient Near East Studies Librarian (Griffith Librarian). (,...) You will have a degree in a relevant academic discipline and preferably in library/information science. (..) Closing date: 18 October 2017 URL * (&) The British Museum, department of Scientific Research, is looking for a Research Assistant: Molecular Analysis to join a new collaborative research project, which brings together scientists and Egyptologists, to undertake a major study of coffins/cartonnage in the British Museum dating to the 22nd Dynasty. This project will focus on a detailed investigation of the chemical composition of organic ritual substances deposited on coffins and cartonnage cases of that period. The post holder will undertake a systematic study of organic substances on 22nd Dynasty coffins/cartonnage, contributing to the sampling and leading on the molecular identification and interpretation. The post holder will have a Masters in chemistry, or similar, and demonstrable knowledge of analytical organic chemistry or geochemistry. (..) Closing Date: Monday 2nd October 2017. URL * (&) The Art History Department of Emory University seeks a Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Art History, Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision of B.A. and Ph.D. theses. Ph.D. required; teaching experience preferred. (..) Application deadline 15 December 2017. URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society’s Lucy Gura Archive contains thousands of unique items relating to the history of UK Egyptology and excavations in Egypt and Sudan dating from 1882. A volunteer is sought to assist Carl Graves, Deputy Director and Development Manager, in digitising the Society’s collection of 35mm slides from the Survey of Memphis excavations. This is to ensure the long-term preservation of the information contained on them and to make them more accessible to researchers online via the Society’s Flickr feed and archive catalogue. Applicants for the voluntary position should send their expression of interest for the role (no more than 500 words) to by 5pm on Friday 6th October 2017.(..) URL * (&) The Department of the History of Art and the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Ancient Art and Visual Culture at the rank of assistant professor/ assistant curator, beginning in September 2018. This is a university year appointment. The successful applicant will be asked to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, to supervise doctoral dissertations (in History of Art and the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology), to curate Kelsey collections, and to participate in museum activities including the exhibition program. (..) A PhD is required prior to appointment. Area of specialization is open within the entire Mediterranean world, including the Near East (Bronze Age to Late Antiquity). Candidates will be expected to bring an art-historical perspective to bear on the analysis of ancient artifacts and to give evidence of commitment to the study of material culture. (...) The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017. URL * (&) Bei der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig ist im Forschungsvorhaben "Strukturen und Transformationen des Wortschatzes der ägyptischen Sprache. Text- und Wissenskultur im Alten Ägypten" zum 1. Februar 2018 zunächst für zwei Jahre die Stelle einer /eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin / Mitarbeiters zu besetzen. (..) Voraussetzungen: Magister- oder Masterabschluss im Fach Ägyptologie (..). Deadline: 30 September 2017 info: [PDF file] URL * (&) The University of Oxford, School of Archaeology, invites applications for a Training Manager and Researcher (Egypt) to join the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project. (..) The main responsibilities of the post involve the design, organisation and delivery of training for heritage professionals in Egypt in the EAMENA methodology. The role will also involve the compilation of data from published surveys and site gazetteers, creation of lists of key sites for Egypt and assessments of those sites under the greatest threat. (..) Applicants must have a doctorate in archaeology (or a related and relevant subject) together with fieldwork experience in and knowledge of Egyptian archaeology and survey as well as the wider Middle East and North Africa. (..) Closing date: 31 August 2017 URL URL * (&) The Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences is looking for a Assistant professor (adiunkt) in archaeology, egyptology, literary studies or cultural anthropology. Tasks will be to study Ancient Egyptian religious literary texts and to continue working on Old Kingdom or later texts. PhD in Egyptology (Literature/Religion) required. Closing date: 16 August 2017 URL * (&) The Egyptology unit of the research group Archaeology at KU Leuven is seeking a motivated PhD candidate to strengthen the team of the Dayr al-Barsha Project. (..) Closing date: August 07, 2017 URL * (&) The Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) is looking for a PhD candidate in Egyptology/History to join its team. (..) Closing date: 29 August 2017 URL * (&) Am Ägyptischen Museum und Papyrussammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz ist ab 1. November 2017 eine Stelle als wissenschaftliche/r Museumsassistentin / Museumsassistent (in Fortbildung), für die Dauer von zwei Jahren, zu besetzen. (..) Schwerpunkt der Tätigkeit bildet die Gesamtrevision der Bestände des Ägyptischen Museums unter Einsatz eines digitalen Museumsdokumentationssystems. (..) Das Fortbildungsangebot richtet sich an Absolventinnen und Absolventen eines wissenschaftlichen Hochschulstudiums (Master oder M.A.) im Fach Ägyptologie, die über ausgewiesene EDV-Kenntnisse und gute Sprachkenntnisse in mindestens einer Fremdsprache verfügen. Ebenso sind Nachweise von Studienleistungen und/oder berufspraktische Erfahrung im Bereich der Archäologie Ägyptens nachzuweisen. (..) Closing date: 14. Juli 2017 URL * (&) The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for a Research Associate to develop and carry out advanced research projects in the analysis of ancient Near Eastern Landscapes as Director of the Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes (CAMEL) Laboratory. (..) Applicants must have expertise and field experience directing archaeological surface surveys and landscape archaeology projects in the Near East/Egypt. (..) Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2017. URL * (&) The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is looking for a Director for Egypt who (..) will manage ARCE’s Cairo office and provide expert oversight for a network of projects being carried out throughout Egypt and funded by USAID and other external grant funds. (...) Closing date: August, 1, 2017. URL * (&) The ProCredit Academy, the international management training centre of the ProCredit group, is seeking a graduate in History to join our faculty and teach classes at our campus which is located in Fürth (Odenwald), south of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The language of instruction is English. (..) The position of Lecturer in Ancient History would entail instructing courses in the humanities branch of our management development programme, with a particular focus on the following subjects: Ancient Egypt & The Ancient Near East. (..) Closing date: 22 July 2017 URL * (&) The University of Copenhagen invites applications for a one-year teaching and research appointment in Egyptology at the Visiting Associate Professor level. The full-time position in The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies begins in September 1, 2017 (..). The department seeks a person with documented research and teaching qualifications within the following Egyptological subjects: Egyptian philology, history, and culture. The candidate will be expected to teach in English. (..) The closing date for applications is 18 June 2017. URL URL * (&) Am Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage ist zum 15.6.2017 (bzw. zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt) befristet für die Projektlaufzeit von zwei Jahren folgende Stelle zu besetzen: Akademische/r Mitarbeiter/in (50%), TV-L 13, im Bereich der altertumswissenschaftlichen Universitären Sammlungen Der Schwerpunkt der Tätigkeit liegt in der Aufbereitung der altertumswissenschaftlichen Universitären Sammlungen (in den Bereichen Klassische Archäologie, Ägyptologie und Altorientalistik [Assyriologie/Vorderasiatische Archäologie]) zu deren Einbindung in den neuen MA-Studiengang „Cultural Heritage und Kulturgüter- schutz“. (..) Anforderungen: Überdurchschnittlich abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium mit M.A. oder einem gleichwertigen Abschluss (in Assyriologie, Ägyptologie, Vorderasiatischer Archäologie oder Klassischer Archäologie); Museologische Kompetenz; (..) Deadline: 24. Mai 2017 URL * (&) The British Museum is looking to appoint a Project Curator to support the project ‘Urban Development and Regional Identities in Middle Egypt: A Deep History of the Asyut Region’ through research and creating public outputs. (...) Educated to Masters level in Egyptology/Egyptian Archaeology, or equivalent, the successful candidate will have significant experience with ancient Egyptian material culture as well as research, fieldwork and publication. With excellent proofing and writing skills, you will be highly proficient in Microsoft Office and relevant databases. A publication history in peer-reviewed journals is preferable. (..) Closing date: 23rd May 2017. More detail and the link to apply online can be found at: URL * (&) The UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is looking for a Collections Assistant. Closing date: 1 May 2017. URL * (&) Würzburg University invites applications for junior research group leaders in the fields of Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology that will address the general topic "Writing and Society". Successful applicants will lead their own research group (including a postdoc and PhD position) for a period of up to five years at Würzburg University. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017. URL * (&) The Centre for Ancient Cultures within the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University seeks to fill a continuing position to commence in January 2018: Lecturer in Ancient Cultures, with an expertise in the study of ancient Egypt. (..) Closing Date: Sunday 21 May 2017 URL * (&) The UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a full time Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology/Egyptology (from 1 September 2017) (..) Closing Date: 2 May 2017. URL * (&) The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is looking for an Editor who will assist in all aspects of publication for the Museum. This includes the development, editing and layout of exhibition and educational materials, publications and archaeological fieldwork reports. (..) Application deadline: 1 March 2017. URL * (&) Celebrating 80 years of French-Polish cooperation in archaeology, the Institut français d'archéologie orientale (IFAO) and the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, Research Center in Cairo (RC PCMA) invite applications for a 15-months Post-Doctoral Fellowship, starting 1st October 2017 until 31 December 2018. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize an international two-day Seminar/Workshop on a subject in relation with Ancient and Medieval Northeastern Africa. (...) Deadline for applications is 31 March 2017. URL URL * (&) The University of Birmingham, School of History and Cultures, Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Egyptology (expected start date: September 2017). (..) Deadline for applications: 27 March 2017. URL * (&) The Griffith Institute, University of Oxford invites applications for the post of Managing Editor - Topographical Bibliography and Online Egyptological Bibliography. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Egyptology or a closely related field, combined with research-level knowledge of Egyptology, including ancient Egyptian language and archaeology. This is a fixed-term contract for 3 years. Closing Date: 3rd March 2017 URL * (&) The British Museum, Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, is looking for a Project Curator: Egyptian Touring Exhibitions. (..) The successful candidate will be educated to postgraduate degree level with an MA in Egyptology or a related subject. (..) Closing date: 31 January 2017. URL * (&) UCL Culture invite applications for the post of Curator of the Petrie Museum. (..) The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience, as well as extensive experience of curating archaeological collections in a museum environment. (...) Closing date: 26 February 2017. URL * (&) The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University invites applications to fill a postdoctoral research position in Egyptology. The field of specialization is open, but a background in archaeology and/or art history is desirable. The appointment is for one year, beginning on July 1, 2017. (..) Apply: URL Completed applications must be received by February 1, 2017. (#) * (&) The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral scholars for 2017-2018 in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, or Ancient Near Eastern Cultures [incl. Egyptology]. (..) The fellowship period will begin October 1, 2017, and is for a period of one academic year. (..) Last date for acceptance of material: March 2, 2017. (#) * (&) The San Antonio Museum of Art will sponsor a post-doctoral research fellowship in the history of art and material culture, awarded for the two-year period beginning at a date TBD in 2017. The fellowship is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and offers a stipend of $48,000/year. While in residence in San Antonio, the Mellon fellow will have the opportunity for scholarly research, exhibition and publication in one of the San Antonio Museum of Art’s collecting areas. (...), including Egyptian Art (..). Applicants should submit their application by February 1, 2017 (..) URL * (&) The American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce the continuation of its program of Core Teaching Fellowships, intended for recent PhD graduates. Successful applicants will be appointed, for a three-year term, as Core Curriculum Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows with the rank of visiting assistant professor. (..) Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled. One or more Fellows will be appointed in fall 2017, depending on needs. Candidates in any of the following disciplines are welcome to apply: Anthropology; Arab and Islamic History; Archaeology; Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Economics; Egyptology; Geology; History and Philosophy of Science; Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics; Psychology; Sociology. (..) Info: URL ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) Apply for a fellowship at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research for the 2018-2019 academic year URL * (&) The University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition is pleased to offer the Dean Allen Fellowship. The deadline for applications is September 15th, 2017, for work to be undertaken in 2017 or 2018. The Fellowship, of up to $5000, is intended to support the participation of engineers/architects, and advanced students in related disciplines, in the field to ensure the safety of excavation or conservation teams. The work can be conducted anywhere in what was formerly ancient Egypt and its interconnected world (modern Egypt, Sudan, etc.) and is not limited by temporal contexts (that is, all periods and cultures linked to ancient Egypt are eligible: pre-dynastic, pharaonic, Napatan, Ptolemaic, Coptic, etc.), as long as the work is approved by the relevant governmental institution(s). More information and the application form can be found here: URL * (&) The Czech Institute of Egyptology has the pleasure of inviting MA and PhD students registered at the Cairo University to apply for a 3-month-scholarship at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic). During their stay the students will have the opportunity to study in the library of the Institute, and consult their projects with specialists according to their field of interest. (..) The applications must be submitted before May 31, 2017 (..). URL * (&) L’Institut français d’archéologie orientale (Ifao) du Caire lance son appel à projets scientifiques pour 2018. Il s’insère dans le cadre du quinquennal 2017-2021 et s’adresse à tout chercheur, français ou étranger, qui souhaite développer des recherches dans les domaines de compétence de l’Ifao, couvrant l’histoire de l’Égypte, de la Préhistoire àl’époque contemporaine. La date limite de soumission de projets est le 31 mai 2017. URL * (&) Bourses doctorales et postdoctorales attribuées par l’IFAO. (..) Les demandes doivent être déposées avant le 25 mai pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er janvier et le 30 juin et avant le 20 novembre pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er septembre et le 22 décembre. URL --AWARDS &amamp; CONTESTS-- * (&) Die Stiftung für Ägyptologie zur Erforschung der ägyptischen Rechtsgeschichte schreibt im Jahr 2016 erneut einen Wettbewerb aus. Ziel der Stiftung ist die Fortführung der Forschungsarbeit des Stifters Prof. Dr. Schafik Allam im Bereich der rechtshistorischen Forschung in der Ägyptologie. Schwerpunkt der Stiftungsförderung ist die Erforschung von Urkunden in ägyptischer Sprache und Schrift (Hieroglyphisch, Hieratisch, Kursivhieratisch, Demotisch und Koptisch). (..) Für ein schriftliches Werk wird dieses Jahr ein Preisgeld von 2.000,00 € ausgelobt. Teilnehmen kann, wer eine schriftliche Arbeit im oben erwähnten Forschungsbereich in deutscher, englischer oder französischer Sprache verfasst hat und nicht über eine unbefristete Anstellung im Fachbereich Ägyptologie oder einem entsprechenden Institut verfügt. Angenommen werden Dissertationen, Magisterarbeiten, Masterarbeiten und Aufsätze. Eine Publikation ist nicht Voraussetzung. Einreichungsfrist ist der 31.06.2017. Später eingereichte Arbeiten bleiben unberücksichtigt. Die Veröffentlichung darf bei Einreichung nicht älter als ein Jahr sein. Unveröffentlichte Arbeiten unterliegen nicht dieser Frist. Bewerber schicken die Arbeiten bitte per pdf an: email (#) --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) The Workers' Educational Association's course "The Golden Empire of Ancient Egypt" Tutor: John Billman Course dates: 05/10/2017 - 16/11/2017 Session details: 6 sessions for 2 hrs per session, Thursdays at 14:00 Fees: £44.00 Includes accreditation & materials if applicable Venue: Dampier Room, East Coker Village Hall, Halves Lane, East Coker, Somerset BA22 9BS Ref: C3528537 This course will review one of the great periods of ancient Egypt, the New Kingdom including the female Pharaoh Hatshepsut and Ramesses II. More info: URL * (&) Curso de Egipcio Clásico I: Introducción a la escritura jeroglífica Curso de Extensión Universitaria (Extramural Studies) Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) 17 October 2017 – 13 March 2018; on Tuesdays, 16:00–18:00h. Universidad de Alcalá, Colegio de Málaga 2, Aula 2 URL * (&) Curso de Egipcio Clásico II: Curso avanzado de escritura jeroglífica Curso de Extensión Universitaria (Extramural Studies) Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) 18 October 2017 – 14 March 2018; on Wednesdays, 16:00–18:00 h. Universidad de Alcalá, Colegio de Málaga 2, Aula 18 URL * (&) Curso de Literatura de ficción en el antiguo Egipto: Leyendas, viajes y aventuras Curso de Extensión Universitaria (Extramural Studies) Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) 19 October 2017 – 8 March 2018; on Thursdays, 17:00–20:00h (every two weeks) Universidad de Alcalá, Colegio de Málaga 2, Aula 18 URL * (&) Oriental Institute, Chicago - Hybrid Course (= both online and on-site): "Art in Antiquity: An Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology" (6 weeks, starting on October 5, 2017) URL * (&) Curso de Egiptología 2017-2018 de la Asociación Española de Egiptología: “Poder y sociedad en el Antiguo Egipto” Museo de San Isidro-Los Orígenes de Madrid. Plaza de San Andrés, no. 2, MADRID Viernes, del 6 de octubre de 2017 a 4 de mayo de 2018, 19 h. Colaboran: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Museo de San Isidro-Los Orígenes de Madrid y el Templo de Debod URL * (&) Cursos de Lengua Egipcia en la Asociación Española de Egiptología. Colabora: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid URL * (&) HIEROGLYPHICA: A HISTORY OF EGYPTOLOGY Course Description: By the 3rd century BCE, Egypt had already gained an international reputation as the source for wisdom and learning. Pilgrims from across the ancient Mediterranean traveled to Egypt to study ancient texts in its schools and temples. This fascination has continued until the present day and it has been formalized by the academic discipline of Egyptology. In Hieroglyphica: A History of Egyptology, students will explore the history of Egyptomania by tracing its origins in the ancient world to the modern scholars of today through readings, lectures, and discussions. This course is a hybrid course with onsite and online components. Onsite classroom lectures and discussions will be recorded and uploaded for viewing through the online Canvas course. This course is a hybrid course and has simultaneous online and on-site sections. On-site class: This course will run for eight weeks every Thursday from October 5 to November 30 (no class on Thanksgiving Day) at 5:30-7:30pm at the Oriental Institute, Chicago, Room 210. On-line class: October 5-December 3, 2017 Instructor: Dr. Foy Scalf, Head of Research Archives, Oriental Institute Registration required Registration Deadline: September 28 Course Description Link: URL Registration Link: URL * (&) IFAO - Appel à candidature: 3e Académie hiératique, Pharaon dans les ostraca littéraires de Deir al-Medina Organisée par Annie Gasse (CNRS) et Florence Albert (Ifao). 1-5 octobre 2017. But de l’académie. (..) Dossiers de candidature à envoyer au plus tard le 30 mai 2017. URL * (&) Mercia Egyptology Society announce their course for the Summer Term: "Cleopatra and Alexandria" TUESDAYS, 2nd May to 14th June 2017, 7.05 p.m. – 9.05 p.m. or FRIDAYS, 5th May to 17th June 2017, 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. NOTE: There will be no classes on Tuesday 30th May or Friday 3rd June. COST: £40.00 (6 weeks) TUTOR: Miss Angela Torpey, 43, Loudon Avenue, Coundon, Coventry, CV6 1JN, e-mail: WHERE: Xcel (Leisure) Centre, Mitchell Avenue, Coventry CV4 8DY (off Charter Avenue) (nr. University of Warwick Westwood Site) URL * (&) UCLA’s Near Eastern Language and Cultures Department is offering an intensive Middle Egyptian hieroglyphs summer class (Ancient Near East 122 “Elementary Ancient Egyptian: Intensive”) from June 26- August 4, 2017. The class may be taken in-person on UCLA’s campus or remotely from your computer. No background knowledge or pre-requisites are required to enroll; however, because this class is intensive (the equivalent of an entire academic year of Middle Egyptian in six weeks), students will need to be motivated to keep up with this fast-paced class. This class will be accessible to at all interested parties (you do not need to be a UCLA student), but may be especially useful for students or researchers interested in learning or refreshing their Middle Egyptian. To enroll and learn more about UCLA’s summer fees, policies, etc. please visit: URL If you have questions about the class please email Julia Troche. * (&) An online Archaeoastronomy course is now avaliable. To access the lessons (the course is free of charge) please visit URL More info and a few videos, including Egypt, can be found at the facebook page: URL * (&) Giulio Magli would like to inform you that on the "Open Knowledge" platform of the Politecnico of Milan the MOOC (massive open online course) entitled "Archaeoastronomy: the science of stars and stones" is now avaliable. The course is and will always be 100% free of charge and the lessons are avaliable at any time. It is based on "weeks" made up of short lessons (less than 10 minutes each). The level is undergraduate. Of course Egypt has a key role and an entire "week" is devoted to it. I hope that you will find it useful for your teaching acitivities and that it may contribute to spread a correct approach to this discipline in the general public. To see the promo and access the course: URL * (&) "BLUE: a symposium exploring aspects of life in ancient Egypt" URL Egypt seen through the theme of the colour blue. A selection of 12 lectures presented in a symposium style, by Dr Joyce Tyldesley, Dr Steven Snape, Prof. Paul Nicholson, Dr Glenn Godenho, and Dr Campbell Price. FREE - 3 hour videos. * (&) HieroEducation - offering online Egyptology courses: URL "(..) We’re offering an Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs to begin with, and will be expanding our portfolio of courses from there. (..) The courses are entirely online, and are based around live classes where you can discuss what you’ve learned with your course tutor, and video lectures and other teaching materials (downloadable resources, quizzes and challenges and more) which you can access anytime you like. (..)" Tutor: Dr Joanna Kyffin * (&) A series of free, on-line classes in Egyptology are being offered by U. Manchester: URL --TRIPS & TOURS-- [Only tours organized by non-profit Egyptological organisations (notably if the proceeds go to public education or site excavation/conservation) will be listed here.] * TBA --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * (&) La Universidad de Jaén y el Proyecto Qubbet el-Hawa con la colaboración del Ministerio de Antigüedades, organizan la Escuela de Arqueología en Egipto (Qubbet el-Hawa, Asuán). Se trata de un curso de postgrado para graduados o licenciados tanto egipcios como de cualquier parte del mundo. (..) Las clases y actividades se desarrollarán en la Universidad de Jaén y los trabajos de campo y prácticas se llevarán a cabo en Egipto (Cuatro semanas, marzo-abril 2018). URL +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- ZDFinfo, October 14, 2017, 18:45-19:330 "Aufgedeckt: Geheimnisse des Altertums. Die Büste der Nofretete" -- ZDFinfo, October 14, 2017, 20:15-21:000 "Aufgedeckt - Rätsel der Geschichte. Das Geheimnis der Pyramidenstadt" -- ZDFinfo, October 14, 2017, 22:30-23:115; October 15, 2017, 03:45-04:15 "Aufgedeckt - Rätsel der Geschichte. Die verlorene Stadt der Pharaonen" -- ZDFinfo, October 14, 2017, 23:15-00:000; October 15, 2017, 04:15-04:59; October 17, 2017, 16:30-17:15 "Aufgedeckt - Rätsel der Geschichte: Das Geheimnis um Tutanchamuns Grab" -- ZDFneo, October 15, 2017, 08:50-09:355; October 18, 2017, 04:10-04:50 "Aufgedeckt: Geheimnisse des Altertums. Die Cheops-Pyramide" -- Phoenix, October 17, 2017, 05:15-06:000 "Stumme Zeugen - Alexandrias versunkene Schätze" -- ZDFinfo, October 18, 2017, 03:30-04:115 "Schätze des alten Ägypten - Der Große Tempel des Ramses" -- ZDFinfo, October 18, 2017, 04:15-04:445 "Schätze des alten Ägypten - Das Geheimnis der großen Pyramide" -- ZDFinfo, October 18, 2017, 04:45-05:228 "Schätze des alten Ägypten - Nofretete und die Goldmaske des Tutanchamun" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --SOFTWARE & APPS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- * TBA * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --MUSIC & THEATRE-- [Next three items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Several reviews of the performance of Handel's "Giulio Cesare", in two parts, by English Touring Opera at the Hackney Empire, London, which will be touring the UK until 24 November: URL URL URL * Press report: "'Antony and Cleopatra' starts Folger season on Shakespeare's less-traveled road" URL William Shakespeare's play "Antony and Cleopatra" will be performed by the Folger Theatre, Washington, DC, until November 19. With a video about the play. -- Another press report: URL With many photos. * Press report: "Verdi’s Aida review - Variable evening but delivers the goods musically" URL Review of a performance of Verdi's "Aida" by the English National Opera at The Coliseum, London, untill 2 December. [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Cléopâtre, la première femme libre ?" URL "Le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées offre le 16 octobre prochain une version de concert de "Giulio Cesare in Egitto. (..) Auparavant, faisons-mieux connaissance "avec la véritable héroïne de l’opéra de Haendel : la reine d'Egypte,Cleopâtre. (...) Mais qui était donc la vraie Cléopâtre ? Et d’abord, était-elle vraiment belle ? Le faible nombre de témoignages archéologiques, et le fait que bien des « portraits » ne soient pas attestés, rendent difficile une analyse objective. (...) Cléopâtre, qui continue ainsi à se survivre entre Histoire et modernité, ne serait-elle pas le premier prototype – bien longtemps avant Carmen – d’une certaine forme de femme libre ?" +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA ++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- a) American Research Center in Egypt * 68th Annual Meeting of ARCE Abstracts are invited before January 6, 2017. date: April 21-23, 2017 place: Intercontinental at the Plaza Hotel, Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Mo. info: Call for Papers at URL b) ARCE/New York Chapter * "Words in the Landscape: Exploring Egyptian Royal Living-Rock Stelae," by Jennifer Thum (PhD Candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University's Joukowsky Institute) date: September 21, 2017; 6:00 pm place: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, New York (Entrance to 7 Times Square is on Broadway at 42nd Street, next to The Loft. Photo ID is required to enter building. Proceed to the 5th floor Sky Lobby and take the second elevator bank to the 23rd floor reception). costs: RSVP required to email * "Conserving Cairo - 1882 - 2011," by Dr. Nicholas Warner (Research Fellow, American University in Cairo) date: October 12, 2017; 6:00 pm place: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU), 15 East 84th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), New York, New York costs: RSVP required to URL c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2016; 7:30 p.m. place: Room 238, Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon costs: free and open to the public info: mailto d) Institute of Fine Arts, New York University * “Painters and Painting Practices in Ancient Egypt”, by Dimitri Laboury (Research Director, the National Foundation for Scientific Research of Belgium, and Associate Professor, Ancient Egyptian Art History, Archaeology, History, and Religion, University of Liège) date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017; 6:00 p.m. place: Institute of Fine Arts, New York University 1 East 78th Street costs: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at URL info: URL e) ARCE/Arizona Chapter * "Fantastic Trees and Where to Find Them: Sourcing Fuel on the Nubian Landscape", by Hannah M. Herrick date: Thursday, October 12th, 2017; 5:30 pm. place: 110 Bannister Bldg., University of Arizona, 1215 E. Lowell St, Tucson AZ costs: free and open to the public. info: URL f) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date: ...., 2016; 1pm - 5pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeoolgy and Anthropology, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA costs: $18 for the general public, $13 for museum members, $8 for ARCE-PA members and students info: URL g) Brown University * Second annual conference for Egyptology graduate students [Reminder:] Graduate students (Masters and PhD) and advanced undergraduates writing a thesis are invited to submit abstracts before August 21, 2017. date: November 11, 2017 place: Rhode Island Hall, room 108 (Joukowsky Institute of Archaeology and the Ancient World), 60 George Street, Providence RI 02912 costs: free and open to all info: URL info: email h) - i) Comité international pour l’Égyptologie (CIPEG) International Council of Museums (ICOM) * CIPEG Annual Meeting: "The Role of Curators in Museum Research and Exhibits: Tradition, Change, and Looking to the Future" date: 5-8 September 2017 place: Breasted Hall, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago info: URL info: programme and abstracts are now online [in PDF] at URL and URL j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * "The Pharaohs of Anubis-Mountain: Recent Investigations in a Royal Necropolis at Abydos", by Dr. Josef Wegner (University of Pennsylvania Museum) date: Sunday, October 15, 2017; 3 pm place: NES Lounge, Room 254, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley Campus (near the intersection of Bancroft Way and Barrow Lane) costs: no charge, but donations are very welcome. info: email URL k) Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California Berkeley * "What really happened to the Lost Army of Cambyses? An answer from the recent excavations at Amheida, Dakhla Oasis", by Prof. Olaf Kaper (Leiden University) Sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. date: Friday, May 26, 2017; 3.30 pm place: 479 Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley info: email l) Yale University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) * William Kelly Simpson Memorial Colloquium date: October 7, 2017; 1:00 - 7:00 pm. place: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven info: program (in HTML) at URL info: program (in JPG) at URL m) Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology University of California, Berkeley URL * "Hidden Treasures: An Evening Exploring the Egyptian Collection at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum" date: October 28, 2017; 6:30 pm info: URL "Fundraiser benefiting the Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. Experience rarely exhibited Egyptian objects up close and personal, with special tours offered to see masterpieces in the Museum's behind-the-scenes storage areas. Cuisine from Al Masri Egyptian Restaurant, beer from Pyramid Brewery, and other refreshments are included with your ticket. You will also be able to explore the current exhibit, People Made These Things: Connecting With the Makers of Our World." costs: tickets at URL n) ARCE/New England Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2016; 6:00 PM place: Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Building, Room 224, 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 info: email --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: .., 2016; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2016; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2016; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Monttreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2016; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: email URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) British Museum * Annual Egyptological colloquium: "Asyut through time: conflict and culture in Middle Egypt" date: 20-21 July 2017 place: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, costs: tickets £50 info: programme at URL b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * "Knowing private Egypt through woodcraft: the TRACER Project, first results and perspectives from the Petrie Museum collection", by Dr Gersande Eschenbrenner-Diemer date: 29 September 2017; 18:30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: free; occasional guests welcome info: email info: URL * "Bird hieroglyphs from an ornithologist’s viewpoint", by John Wyatt date: 13 October 2017; 18:30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: free; occasional guests welcome info: email info: URL c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * EES Study Day: "Howard Carter and his Circle" Followed by the EES AGM. date: Saturday 7th October 2017; 9:00 am - 7:00 pm place: Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH costs: Members £28.00 (Students £19.00), Non-members £33.00 (Student Non-members £23.00) info: URL * TBA date: ..... 2017; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm place: EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG costs: members GBP 10 (students GBP 5), non-members GBP 12 (students GBP 6) info: URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * TBA date: .. 2016; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 * TBA date: ... 2016; 18:00 place: Priory Road Lecture Theatre, 12 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU costs: free for members, £2.00 for non-members. info: URL e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ... 2016; 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm start place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: members £3.00, non-members £6.00 info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Swansea University * "A Magical Mystery Tour through the Ancient Egyptian Afterlife with Ra," by Kasia Szpakowska The lecture will follow the Friends of the Egypt Centre AGM which starts at 6.30pm. date: Wednesday 11th October 2017; 7.00pm place: Fulton House 2 Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: Free for members, £3.00 non-members info: Telephone 01792 295960 g) Manchester Egyptology Society * TBA date: .. 2016; 7.45 pm place: Pendulum Hotel, Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB info: URL h) University of Birmingham * Conference: "Tea with the Sphinx: Defining the Field of Ancient Egypt Reception Studies" Abstracts of papers are invited before 5 June 2017. date: 1st & 2nd September 2017 place: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS info: Call for Papers at URL info: email i) Kemet Klub * TBA date: ..., 2017 place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR costs: £34 info: booking with email j) TBA * 1st International Conference on Birds in Ancient Egypt date: postponed [was: 3 - 6 April 2017] place: TBA, Swansea info: email k) University of Cambridge * 2nd Sudan Studies Postgraduate Conference Postgraduate and postdoctoral reseachers working on subjects with a focus on Sudan (ancient and modern) are invited to send abstracts of papers/posters before 5 January 2018. date: Saturday, 5 May 2018; 9 AM - 6 PM place: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing St, CB2 3ER Cambridge, Cambridgeshire info: email l) UCL Institute of Archaeology 'World Archaeology Research Group' * "The Wonderful Things of Punt: excavations at the 12th Dynasty harbour of Saww, modern Mersa / Wadi Gawasis", by Prof. Kathryn Bard date: Thursday 2 March 2017; 5pm place: G6 Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: all welcome, but seating is limited info: URL m) - n) Essex Egyptology Group URL * TBA date: Saturday 8th April 2017 place: Sprint Lodge Community Centre, Witham, Essex info: further details and booking at email o) - p) University of Oxford * "Invisible Archaeologies: forgotten aspects of life in Ancient Egypt and Nubia" A one-day inter-disciplinary conference for Postgraduates and Early Career researchers, working on Ancient Egypt and Nubia. Keynote Lecture by Professor David Wengrow. date: Friday, 17th November 2017; 08:30 – 20:30 GMT place: The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AW costs: register at URL info: email q) Egyptian Society Taunton * "The Egyptian Labyrinth: A Middle Kingdom Enigma", by Prof. Dylan Bickerstaffe date: Saturday 14th October 2017; doors open at 1.30 pm for 2 pm start. place: The Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4EP, UK costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £7.50 info: URL r) West Midlands Egyptology Society (WMES) * TBA date: ... 2016; 6.45 pm (doors open 6.00pm) place: Perry Beeches II: The Free School, 156 Newhall St, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1SJ costs: £3.50 (£2.50 students) info: URL s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ... 2017; 12:45pm place: Room 301, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ costs: £5 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2017; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £5 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £5 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society (Oxon, Berks, Bucks) URL * TBA date: ... 2017; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ costs: open to non-members (£3 donation) info: URL * TB date: ... 2017; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ costs: open to non-members (£3 donation) info: URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) info: URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JBA costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) * TBA. date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: .. 2017; 15:00 place: Leemans-zaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden info: URL info: email b) Nederlands-Vlaamse Egyptologendag P.O.Box 9515, Leiden, 2300 RA * 45e Nederlands-Vlaamse Egyptologendag date: 20 oktober 2017 place: Faculteit der Filosofie, Theologie en Religiewetenschappen, Radboud Universiteit, Erasmusplein 1, 6525 HT Nijmegen info: URL c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * TBA e) Mehen URL * TBA f) University of Leiden * Symposium in honour of Dr. René van Walsem on the occasion of his retirement as Lecturer in Egyptology: "Mastabas and their decoration" date: 16 september 2017; 09:30 - 17:00 place: Lipsius-gebouw, zaal 003, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden costs: all former and current students and colleagues of Dr. van Walsem are invited to attend; RSVP required at email contributions for a digital 'liber amicorum' can be send to email info: program at URL --GERMANY-- a) - b) - c) - d) - e) Ägyptologisches Seminar Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften Freie Universität Berlin * "49. Neue Forschungen zur ägyptischen Kultur und Geschichte" & "Erman-Tag 2017" date: 3 November 2017 place: Brugsch-Pascha-Saal, Archäologisches Zentrum, Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 6, 10117 Berlin info: Call for Papers (PDF) at URL Deadline is 1 October 2017 f) Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München * 11th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (11ICAANE) Deadline for submission of proposals for papers, workshops and posters is 31 July 2017. date: 3–7 April 2018 place: LMU München info: email info: 1st circular is at URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * TBA b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * TBA c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * TBA date: ... 2017; 6.00 pm place: Institut français d’Égypte, 1 Madrasset El HuquqEl Frinseya Str., El Mounira, Sayeda Zeinab 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: ... 2016; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) The t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology * TBA date: ... 2016; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * TBA date: ..., 2016; 6:30 pm place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, Ministry of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek costs: free and open to all info: email g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 6 p.m. info: RSVP at email h) Writing and Scripts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina 21526 El Chatby, Alexandria * TBA date: ... 2016; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2016; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email j) Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw Research Centre in Cairo * "Nubian monasticism. An open issue. A quarter of a century later," by Dr Artur Obluski date: Monday, 16th of October 2017; 6:30 p.m place: Research Centre in Cairo, 11, Mahalla St., Heliopolis info: URL k) Science of Ancient Egyptian Materials and Techologies (SAEMT) * First International Conference on the Science of Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technologies Deadline for abstracts of papers is 15 January 2017 [was: 20 November 2016]. date: 4-6 November 2017 place: El Manial Palace, Cairo info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL info: programme at URL l) - m) Research Centre in Cairo Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw 11 Mahalla st., Cairo –Heliopolis, Egypt * TBA date: .. 2017; 6 p.m. place: Research Centre in Cairo, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW, 11 Mahalla St., Cairo - Heliopolis info: email --ITALY-- a) Museo Egizio Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123, Torino * TBA date: ..., 2017; 6:00 p.m. info: URL b) World Congress on Mummy Studies * The 10th World Congress on Mummy Studies date: TBA, 2020 place: TBA, Bolzano, Italy info: source - URL c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2016; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) Istituto Italiano per la Civiltà Egizia * XVII Convegno di Egittologia e Papirologia date: 28 September 2017 - 1 October 2017 place: Museo del Papiro “Corrado Basile”, ex convento di Sant’Agostino in Ortigia, Via Nizza n. 14 – 96100 Siracusa info: programme at URL e) University of Pisa * TBA date: ..., 2017; 12.00 am place: Aula CAR 1, Palazzo Carità, University of Pisa, Via Pasquale Paoli 9 – 56126 Pisa info: URL info: email --FRANCE-- a) Musée du Louvre 75058 Paris * "Les musées du Caire : des collections en mouvement", by Dr Khaled el-Enani (Minister of Antiquities, Egypt) date: 7 December 2017; 12h30 place: Auditorium du Louvre, 75001 Paris 01 costs: EUR 9.80, reservations for sale online info: URL --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA b) Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba Doctor Esquerdo, 16 - 6º derecha, Madrid 28028 * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:00 place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Pso. habana, 40), Madrid costs: free, but reservation is advisable info: URL c) ALO Congress, S.L. Numancia, 73, 7ºC2, 08029 Barcelona * "Third International Conference on Pharmacy and Medicine in Ancient Egypt" Abstract submission deadline is 30 Juny 2018. date: 25-26 October 2018 place: Barcelona info: URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) - --DENMARK-- a) - --SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ...; 18:30 place: Hörsaal KO2 F 150, Universität Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich costs: open for members, students, and the general public. info: email b) Université de Genève Unité d'Egyptologie et Copte * Workshop: "Earlier Egyptian Inscriptions : Materiality, Locality, Landscape" date: 7-9 septembre 2017 place: Bât. Colladon, 1er étage, Rue Daniel-Colladon 2, Genève info: URL info: programme at URL --GREECE-- a) - --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * "Origins 6: Sixth International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt" Deadline for abstracts of papers is 28th of February 2016. date: 10-15 September 2017 place: Vienna costs: registration will be closed on Monday, 28th of August URL info: the final programme is now [in PDF] available at URL info: URL info: 2nd Call for Papers at URL info: email info: the preliminary programme is now [in PDF] available at URL Poster presentations [PDF]: URL info: the updated preliminary programme is now [in PDF] available at URL --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA --BRAZIL-- a) - --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Current Research in Egyptology * CRE 2018 Abstracts are invited before 3 December 2017. date: 25-28 June 2018 place: Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Celetná Street 20, Prague info: email info: URL --POLAND-- a) - --PERU-- a) - --SOUTH AFRICA-- a) The Egyptian Society of South Africa URL * TBA date: ... 2017; 19h30 place: St George's Grammar School in Mowbray info: email +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH URL * “The Mummies: From Egypt to Toledo” date: February 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018 Exhibition of two ancient Egyptian mummies, together with about 50 artefacts from the museum’s current collection as well as objects that are on loan from other institutions. info: URL "The ancient Egyptian mummies brought to the Toledo Museum of Art more than 100 years ago by the institution’s founder will return to public view early next year. The two mummified humans, last placed on exhibit at the museum in 2010, were purchased and brought to Toledo in 1906 by Florence and Edward Drummond Libbey, TMA’s founder, after the couple traveled Egypt. (..) The show will feature three segments: the ancient Egyptian religion, egyptomania, and the burial practices of Egyptians. (..) In addition to Egyptian antiquities from the period, the co-curators said they hope to display clips of movie trailers and other memorabilia from earlier periods, and photos, and journals from the Libbeys’ travels. (..)" b) - c) - d) The Harvard Semitic Museum 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 URL * “Recreating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres” date: February 11, 2016 - ongoing Centerpiece is a reproduction of Hetepheres' chair. info: URL With photo gallery and video. e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "A Woman's Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt" date: December 15, 2016 - long-term [was: till March 24, 2017] Exhibition with 25 ancient Egyptian artefacts that explore the differences between male and female access to the afterlife. info: URL info: press release [PDF] at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Egyptian medicine taught that an entombed woman faced a biological barrier to rebirth. The ancient Egyptians believed that in human reproduction it was The Man who created the fetus, and transferred it to the woman during intercourse. This ultimately made rebirth impossible for a woman alone. To overcome this perceived problem a priest ritually transformed a woman's mummy into a man long enough to create a fetus. The ritual for this transformation required representing a woman with red skin on her coffin--- the color normally assigned to a man. Furthermore, artisans inscribed the coffin with spells that addressed the woman in masculine pronouns for a priest to recite. The use of "male" color and strategically inflected language had the power to change her gender in the coffin. A woman later returned to her original female state and incubated herself for rebirth into the afterlife as a woman. (..)" URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The show demonstrates this concept with a coffin from the museum’s collection (around 1292-1190 BC), which portrays the deceased with male skin (conventionally red) on the coffin’s exterior—addressed by four gods using a masculine pronoun—and with female skin (conventionally yellow) on the mummy’s mask. Around 25 objects from the museum’s collection are on view, including pieces never before exhibited, like a collar with Atum, a male god who created the world all on his own. There is also a statuette of Atum holding his erect phallus in his hand, which is a feminine word in Egyptian. “This is the way [he created the world]—quite literally, masturbating,” Bleiberg says. Other objects, like two wooden statues, show that females are once again treated as women when they enter the afterlife, despite their portrayal with male attributes on their coffins. There are also statues of Osiris and Isis. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL * "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt" date: September 29, 2017 - January 21, 2018. The exhibition clarifies the role animals, and images of animals, played in the Egyptian natural and supernatural world through 30 mummified birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other animals and more than 65 objects related to the ritual use of animal mummies. info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL with slideshow. info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL nfo: English press report at URL "(..) [The exhibition] includes not only 30 examples (and a solitary human one for comparison), but also coffins and funerary jars, along with related sculptures, decorative objects, offering tables and inscribed slabs. There is also one distinctly 21st-century touch: CT scans showing — sometimes surprisingly — what is really inside those containers and linen wrappings.(..)" f) Kelsey Museum of Archeology University of Michigan, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390. (The public entrance is on Maynard Street.) URL * “Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile” date: August 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020 This exhibition explores the times and places in which Kushite graffiti were inscribed (on temples, pyramids, and other monumental structures), through photos, text, and interactive media presentations. At the heart of the show are the hundreds of Meroitic graffiti recently discovered in a rock-cut temple by the Kelsey expedition to El Kurru. info: URL * “Excavating Archaeology at the University of Michigan, 1817-2017” date: October 18, 2017 – May 27 [was: January 21], 2018 This exhibition will explore the history of archaeology and museums at the University of Michigan for the past 200 years and look forward to the future of archaeology and museums at Michigan in the coming century. The exhibition will rely on carefully chosen objects, archival documents and images, and other illustrative materials to examine moments in the history of the University of Michigan’s involvements in archaeology and the location of archaeology in the museum environment. info: URL * “Jim Cogswell Cosmogonic Tattoos” date: (exterior) June 2, 2017 - December 17, 2017 (interior) June 2, 2017 – September 10, 2017 A two-site public window installation on the glass walls of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), created by the artist Jim Cogswell, who drew inspiration from Kelsey artifacts, including ancient Egyptian objects. The gallery exhibition at the Kelsey is a portal to the process of designing that project and a link to the objects in the museums upon which the project was based. info: Exterior (window): URL Interior special exhibition (gallery): URL With a video. g) The Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 URL * “Pyramids & Sphinxes” date: February 6, 2016 - May 24, 2016 Exhibition of 19th century images (paintings and photos) of ancient Egyptian monuments. info: URL info: English press report at URL With some 19th c. and 20th c. photos of monuments. * “Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt” date: March 13, 2016 - June 12, 2016 Exhibition of ancient Egyptian objects on loan from the British Museum, supplemented by key works from the Cleveland collection. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "The current exhibition encompasses 157 works that trace 3,000 year of ancient Egyptian history and culture. The show is an expanded version of a traveling exhibition organized by the British Museum that toured England and Scotland in 2011-13. (..)" With a photo gallery (24 artefacts). URL With a video of a TV report about the opening. info: English press report at URL With a video of a TV report (view of displays). URL "(..) It includes more than 150 artworks and objects, ranging from jewelry to monumental sculpture, from the British Museum, as well as masterworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection. (...)" Description of the 10 thematic sections. URL Picture gallery (24 photos). URL Picture gallery (39 photos). URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL With a photo of one of the objects on display: "Seated statue of Pharaoh Seti II" info: English press report at URL info: English blog report, with review, at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL "The Cleveland Museum of Art is extending its hours of operation June 7-June 12 to offer visitors additional times to view Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt.(..)" URL URL URL Photo gallery (25 pics). h) Norton Simon Museum 411 West Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91105 URL * “RIP: On Art and Mourning” date: September 8, 2017 - November 27, 2017 The exhibition includes a range of objects that explore how artists respond to death and that span centuries and customs. Among them a highly decorated Egyptian coffin of a woman named Tarutu, a singer in the Temple of Amun (c. 1100–500 BCE), and an encaustic portrait of a young unnamed man, painted in Egypt in the Greco-Roman style (second century CE). info: URL URL info: English press report at URL i) Oriental Institute Museum 1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637 * “The Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt” date: October 3, 2017 - March 31, 2018 The exhibition, of more than 50 objects, explores what the Book of the Dead was, what it was believed to do, how it worked, how was it was made, and what happened to it. info: URL "(..) The show features two spectacular Books of the Dead — one 41 feet long — which are shown in their entirely for the first time in nearly a century. A recreation of a burial with a rarely exhibited mummy shows how so many objects inscribed with the Book of the Dead literally surrounded the deceased, some spells being written on linen bandages, others on amulets that were placed on the mummy, yet others on bricks that were embedded in the walls of the burial chamber. (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL j) - k) Museum of Fine Arts Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 URL * “Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry” date: February 14, 2017 – August 19, 2018 Exhibition of about 70 objects (both ancient and revival) tracing the revival movement from the 19th to the 21st centuries. The exhibition focuses on four types: archaeological, Classical, Egyptian, and Renaissance. info: URL "(..) Highlights include a 1924 brooch, on loan from Cartier, paired with an Egyptian winged scarab (740–660 BC) with a similar design (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) [The exhibition] will feature 80 glittery pieces by Castellani, Tiffany & Co., Bulgari and Cartier, spanning from antiquity to today, and is meant to demonstrate that the revivalist narrative did not end in the early 20th century. (..) It relies mostly on the museum’s collection a well as 17 loans from private collections. (..) Despite the fact that jewelry from the 19th and early 20th centuries explored many different revival styles, the MFA exhibition focuses on four — archaeological (inspired by newly excavated art and artifacts), Renaissance, Egyptian and Classical. (..)" info: English press report at URL With a photo of a Cartier broach with winged scarab design. l) University Museum, San Francisco State University c/o Museum Studies Program, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 * Opening of the Global Museum (incl. reopening the Sutro Egyptian collection) date: late 2017 [was: Spring 2017] - ongoing info: URL URL info: press reports at URL "The Sutro Egyptian and Treganza collection will be moved as part of the University Museum’s relocation into the Fine Arts building next semester for specialized care and greater student accessibility. (..) The Museum Studies gallery is [currently] located on the fifth floor of the Humanities building which, according to Museum Studies Professor and Director Edward Luby, has been inaccessible to students and local families who want to visit the museum. (..)" URL "The University Museum’s plan to move two collections into the Fine Arts Building this spring have been postponed until fall 2015, allowing artifacts to be temporarily loaned to other museums and galleries until the grand opening. The Treganza and Sutro Egyptian collections were originally scheduled for a spring 2015 move into FA 203. (..) The Sutro Egyptian collection, which is currently housed in the fifth floor of the Humanities Building at the University Museum, has no plans to reopen before the move but a few items will be loaned to the San Francisco International Airport Museum (..)" info: online database of the Sutro Collection of Egyptian Antiquities that includes ca. 700 objects (incl. two intact mummies) - URL m) - n) Newark Museum 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102-3176 URL * “Reopening Art of the Ancient Mediterranean Cultures” date: Fall 2017 - Ongoing info: URL "The Museum's art of the ancient Mediterranean cultures — Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome — includes one of the finest collections of ancient glass in the nation as well as classical antiquities that illustrates glassmaking over a 2,500 year period. The Egyptian Collection features the mummy case of Henet-Mer (pictured at left), as well as sculpture, writing and funerary objects that provide a view of life in ancient Egypt, from Neolithic times through the Roman period. Unusual holdings of the Coptic art of Christian Egypt include rare textiles, pottery, sculpture and paintings." The Egyptian collection is modest: URL o) Bowdoin College Museum of Art 9400 College Station, Brunswick ME 04011 URL * "AEGYPTUS: Egypt in the Greco-Roman World" date: February 2, 2017 - July 15, 2018 Exhibition about Egypt in the Greco-Roman period. info: URL info: English press report at URL With video about a 2nd c. Fayum Portrait. info: English press report at URL With description of the displays. p) Texas Museum of Science and Technology 1220 Toro Grande Dr., Cedar Park TX, 78613 URL * “Tutankhamun: Wonderful things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” date: November 12, 2016 - TBA Travelling exhibition that features 124 (131) replicas of items from Tutankhamun's tomb. It has been at many North- American venues since 1996, most recently at Grey Roots Museum and Archive, Owen Sound, ON (May 7, 2016 - October 3, 2016). Will travel to the Cranbrook Institute of Science (February 3, 2017 - September 3, 2017). info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL q) The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, URL * “Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis” date: October 11, 2017 – September 30, 2018 The exhibition will feature some 30 works from the excavations of the MMA in the Kharga Oasis, at sites dating to the third and seventh centuries A.D., a time of transition between the Roman and early Byzantine periods. On view will be ceramics, ostraca (pottery shards used as writing surfaces), jewelry from burials, glassware, coins, copies of frescoes with early Christian images, and early 20th-century site photography. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL r) Smithsonian's Freer | Sackler 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: October 14, 2017 – January 15, 2018 The exhibition explores the role of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through nearly thirty different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - November 28, 2015), Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio (June 17, 2016 – September 11, 2016), the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (October 7, 2016 – January 8, 2017), and McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Knoxville, TN (February 4, 2017 – May 7, 2017). info: URL info: source - URL s) Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322 URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: February 10, 2018 – November 11, 2018 The exhibition explores the role of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through nearly thirty different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - November 28, 2015), Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio (June 17, 2016 – September 11, 2016), the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (October 7, 2016 – January 8, 2017), McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Knoxville, TN (February 4, 2017 – May 7, 2017), Smithsonian's Freer | Sackler, D.C. (October 14, 2017 – January 15, 2018). info: source - URL t) - u) - v) The Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679 URL * “Egypt–Greece–Rome: Cultures in Contact” date: March 27, 2018 – September 9, 2018 The exhibition explores the artistic interplay between these three cultures from the Bronze Age to Roman times (2000 BC–AD 300). info: URL "(..) The installation includes royal Egyptian stone vessels sent to Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, Archaic Greek pottery and sculpture inspired by Egyptian models, superb portraits in Egyptian and Greek style created during Greek rule in Egypt, and remarkable religious images and luxury goods in made for Roman patrons in Italy." info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The largest museums of the world will lend approximately 200 artifacts for the exhibition (..) which examines the relations that developed among the civilizations from the Late Bronze Age to the post Roman era with focus on Egypt. Greece was asked to lend 25 antiquities and the Central Archaeological Council agreed to offer 20 of them. The five antiquities that will not be sent to the United States are very fragile or emblematic works such as the marble statue of Antinoos from Marathon that belongs to the National Archaeological Museum’s Egyptian Collection. (..)" info: English press report at URL w) - x) Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: May 27, 2017 - January 7, 2018 Exhibition with a recreation of KV62 and some 1,000 replicas of KV62 items. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The first 20 minutes of the exhibition are a timed experience in which visitors move along through the tomb scenes with an audio guide based on Carter’s diary. (..)" URL Interview with Dr. Bob Brier about the exhibition. info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With video. info: English press report at URL y) - z) - za) Yale University Art Gallery 1111 Chapel St New Haven, CT URL * “ ‘Drink That You May Live’: Ancient Glass fromthe Yale University Art Gallery” date: August 4, 2017 – November 12, 2017 Exhibition about ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern glass: the technical evolution of ancient glassmaking and how and by whom ancient glass was used. With 130 vessels and fragments. info: URL info: slideshow of objects (including ancient Egyptian ones) at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With slideshow. zb) Legion of Honor Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 URL * “The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine” date: May 14, 2016 – August 26, 2018 The exhibition makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies (Irethorrou and “Hatason”). Besides an interactive virtual dissection table there are amulets and tomb furnishings on display. info: URL * “Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World” date: October 28, 2017 – January 7, 2018 This travelling exhibition will offer an astonishing look at Classical sculpture swathed in their original vibrant colors - with original sculpture from the Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. info: URL info: English press report at URL zc) - zd) The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 * “Ancient Mediterranean Cultures in Contact” date: October 20, 2017 - April 29, 2018 The exhibition will feature an impressive array of Roman, Egyptian, Greek, and Etruscan objects and dives into a time when borders opened and civilizations began to interact. info: URL info: press release at URL * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: February 24, 2018 – January 2019 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016) and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (October 8, 2016 – February 5, 2017). info: URL ze) Union Station 30 West Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO. 64108 URL * “Mummies of the World” date: June 20, 2017 - January 1, 2018 [prolongation; was: till November 27, 2017] The travelling exhibition with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 150 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. It was at many venues in the USA, most recently the Leonardo, Salt Lake City (December 18, 2015 - March 6, 2016), Bowers Museum, Santa Ana (March 19, 2016 - September 5, 2016), and Houston Museum of Natural Science (September 24, 2016 – May 29, 2017). info: URL info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) What does a mummy’s skin feel like? Visitors are able to touch a mummy skin and objects to compare: naturally preserved skin, bog bones, bog body skin, embalmed skin, linen, and preserved fur. (..)" With 3 photo slideshow. info: English press report at URL The longer opening is confirmed at URL "Open thru end of 2017" zf) Utah Museum of Fine Arts Marcia & John Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0350 URL * “Reopening museum” date: August 26, 2017 - Ongoing The museum has ancient Egyptian objects (models, stelae, jewellery, amulets, statuettes, a coffin) and Coptic items (e.g. textiles) in its permanent collections. info: URL info: cp. their Online database ‘Egypt’ at URL zg) COSI - Center of Science and Industry 333 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 URL * “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” date: May 2018 - September 2018 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia (January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016), the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane (September 24, 2016 – January 6, 2017) and the Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale (February 2017 - April 2017). info: source - URL zh) American Museum of Natural History Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024 URL * “Mummies: Images of the Afterlife” date: March 20 [was: 18], 2017 – January 7, 2018 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016), Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (February 19, 2016 – September 5, 2016), and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (October 14, 2016 – February 5, 2017). info: URL info: source (PDF) - URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "An Egyptian mummy named the Gilded Lady may be more than 2,000 years old, but visitors can gaze into her brown eyes and admire her dark, curly hair (..). Patrons can't see the Gilded Lady's actual face, of course, but they can look at her exquisitely preserved mummy, including a gleaming gold-painted mask. Nearby is a life-size plastic replica of her skull, created from 3D-printed images of a computed tomography (CT) scan of the mummy's head. (..)" URL With photos. URL With photos at: URL URL With video. URL With slideshow. URL URL "On tour from the Field Museum in Chicago, the exhibit not only showcases the ritually preserved bodies and accompanying artifacts of 18 ancient Egyptians and Peruvians from the pre-Columbia era, but the modern technology that makes them more accessible than ever. (..)" With photos and videos of CT-scan imaging and interactive stations. URL URL URL URL URL With 'teaser' video. URL With a video (interview with the curator). info: Italian press report at URL info: German press report at URL URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL zi) Art Museum of the University of Memphis 142 Communication and Fine Arts Bldg., 3750 Norriswood, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152-3200 * The Egyptian Gallery is closed date: April 24, 2017 - August 19, 2017. info: URL --CANADA-- a) Musée de la civilisation 85, rue Dalhousie, Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2 URL * “My 2000-year-old Double” date: May 23, 2018 - April 14, 2019 Exhibition in which 25-30 photographs of contemporary faces will be matched with works from the Greco-Roman and Egyptian collections of the Musée d'art et d'histoire in Geneva and the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art. info: URL b) Royal British Columbia Museum 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 URL * “Pharaoh - Life in Ancient Egypt” date: 2018 The exhibition includes 400 exhibits from international lenders, with 11 models of ancient Egyptian temples and 22 media stations to take visitors on a journey along the Nile. Currently in Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rosenheim (24 March 2017 - 17 December 2017). info: source - URL URL URL --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT * “Exporting Egypt: where, why, whose?” date: 31 January 2017 - 29 April 2017 Exhibition that charts the politics of distribution of British excavations in Egypt between the 1880's and the 1980's. info: URL info: URL "(..) This website provides the story behind this dispersal. It is a resource for museums, researchers, and the public so that these widely spread artefacts might be re-located and better understood. (..)" b) Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NU URL * "Animal Mummies Uncovered" date: 29 April 2017 - 13 January 2018 Exhibition of some 60 Ancient Egyptian animal mummies, on loan from Manchester Museum, including results of X-rayings and CT scanning. Earlier as “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” at Manchester Museum (8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016), Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (14 May 2016 - 4 September 2016), and World Museum, Liverpool (14 October 2016 – 26 February 2017). info: URL info: English press report at URL c) Touchstones Rochdale Heritage Gallery Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ URL * "Ancient Egypt: Life along the River Nile" date: 27 May 2017 - 21 April 2018 The exhibition features objects from Rochdale’s own ancient Egyptian collection, many of the items having been excavated by Sir Flinder Petrie: vessels and pots, amulets, jewellery, mirrors, tools and animal mummies. info: URL d) Barnsley Museums URL * "Gods’ Land in God’s County: Ancient Egypt in Yorkshire" date: 23 September 2017 - 20 January 2018 venue: Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre, Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley S70 2TA Through a multitude of artefacts selected from museum collections across Yorkshire, this exhibition highlights the longstanding connection between Egypt and Yorkshire’s historians and archaeologists. info: URL info: [PDF] URL info: programme of related events (tours, study days, etc.) at URL info: English press report at URL With a video of a short exhibition tour by Joann Fletcher. * "From Sackville Street to the Valley of the Kings: The Art of Harold Jones" date: 23 September 2017 - 6 January 2018 venue: Cooper Gallery, Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AH Exhibition of colourful paintings of tomb interiors and skilful drawings of finds made by Ernest Harold Jones, plus an archive of family material, all on loan from Carmarthen Museum. Ernest Harold Jones, born in Barnsley in 1877, undertook several excavations in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. info: URL info: [PDF] URL * "Resurrecting Ancient Egypt: A Monumental Yorkshire Journey" date: 28 October 2017 – 18 February 2018 venue: Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT Exhibition of photographs of Egyptianizing monuments in Yorkshire, curated by Joann Fletcher. info: URL info: [PDF] URL e) The Atkinson Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB * "Adventures in Egypt – Mrs Goodison & Other Travellers" date: 23 September 2017 - 10 March 2018 The exhibition combines objects from Mrs Goodison’s collection with masterpieces from UK and international collections (British Museum, Manchester Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, The Brooklyn Museum, USA, etc). Evoking the bustling Egyptian tourist scene of the 1890s, loans of sketches, letters, and objects will link Mrs Goodison with pioneering female collectors, writers, and excavators, including Amelia Edwards, founder of the Egypt Exploration Society. The exhibition will reunite Egyptian objects from the British Museum and the Petrie Museum that have not been seen together since their excavation over 120 years ago. info: URL info: video, featuring curator Tom Hardwick, at URL f) Sir John Soane's Museum 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP URL * "Egypt Uncovered: Belzoni and the Tomb of Pharaoh Seti I" date: 11 October 2017 - 14 April 2018 Exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the re-discovery of the sarcophagus of Seti I in 1817. info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The exhibition will feature a high-resolution 3D digital scan of the sarcophagus [of Seti I] by Factum Arte, with a display of the real fragments of its broken lids. info: English press report at URL g) - h) - i) - j) Victoria Gallery and Museum University of Liverpool, Ashton Street, Liverpool L69 3DR URL * “Book of the Dead: Passport through the Underworld” date: October 2017 - September 2018 Exhibition that takes a journey through the ancient Egyptian underworld, via magical amulets, coffins and papyri. Recently at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology, Liverpool (19th May 2017 - 13th September 2017). info: URL k) National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF * Closure of the Ancient Egypt Gallery for redevelopment date: 1 September 2014 - early 2019 [was: Autumn, 2018] info: URL info: URL "(..) two new galleries to open in 2018. The two galleries will showcase internationally important Ancient Egypt and East Asian collections. (..)" info: source - URL * "Ancient Egypt Rediscovered" - Re-Opening of the Ancient Egypt Gallery date: early 2019 - ongoing info: English press report at URL "(..) The two new galleries for Ancient Egyptian and East Asian artefacts at the National Museum of Scotland (..) have just secured a £1m Lottery funding boost and will house around 1,200 objects (..). Due to open at the Edinburgh museum in early 2019, [they] are part of the final stage in an £80m revamp project. (..)" With photos of some of the objects that will be on display (incl. a Gold signet ring with the name of Queen Nefertiti) l) Bolton Museum Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE URL * Closure for refurbishing a new Ancient Egyptian Gallery ("Eternal Egypt") date: 1 December 2016 - TBA, 2018 info: English press report at URL "The transformation of Bolton Museum to showcase its Ancient Egyptian treasures in a new multi-million pound gallery will start in December. Exhibitions and collections will be moved downstairs for visitors to enjoy while the upstairs is closed during the work. The new gallery Eternal Egypt will be built in the museum's current art gallery, history centre and temporary exhibition gallery. The centre piece will be the reproduction of the burial chamber of Thutmose III and the gallery will depict Bolton’s important links to ancient Egypt in a family-friendly and interactive exhibition. The museum — which is situated on the top floor of the building — will be closed to the public for the duration of the £3.5 million project. The main closure will come into effect on Thursday, December 1 (..). The museum is due to reopen to the public in 2018. (..)" With slideshow. * Opening of a new Ancient Egyptian Gallery ("Eternal Egypt") date: TBA, 2018 info: English press report at URL With images of how the new gallery will look. info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL With slideshow of designs. URL URL "Fresh designs for Bolton Museum’s new Egyptology gallery have been drawn up for consideration and we’d like to know what you think of them! (..)" With drawings of designs. m) Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery * Closure for redevelopment date: 3 September 2016 - Spring 2020 info: English press report at URL "(..) The History Centre project will see the Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library and St Luke’s Church buildings transformed into a brand new cultural and heritage attraction. (..)" n) Grant Museum of Zoology 21 University St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6^DE URL * “The Museum of Ordinary Animals - The boring beasts that changed the world” date: 21 September 2017 - 22 December 2017 The exhibition tells the story of the 'ordinary' animals and the profound impacts they have had on humanity. Among the exhibits are also ancient Egyptian items, namely mummified cats, a rat-trap and fly amulets, and the Petrie Museum’s Veterinary Papyrus (UC32036). info: URL info: blog entry at URL info: blog report at URL o) - p) - q) World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN URL * Closure of the Ancient World gallery date: 7 September 2015 - April 2017 [was: till September 2016; was: February 2017] info: URL "The Ancient world gallery, which displays highlights from our ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek, Anglo-Saxon and Roman collections, is now closed until February 2017. It is closed to the public as the building works have now begun on an exciting new project to develop our ancient Egypt gallery. (..)" info: URL info: English press report at URL "World Museum Liverpool’s Ancient Egypt galleries are set to close on Sunday night at the start of a 12-month, £800,000 refurbishment. The redevelopment will treble the number of artefacts on display – some of which have never shown publicly before. A a new ‘Mummy Room’ will be created to display 12 of the museum’s collection of mummies, twice the number currently on show. (..)" With a slide-show of the current/old galleries. info: English press report at URL "(..) But around 3,000 [Egyptian] items were destroyed when Liverpool Museum was bombed by the Luftwaffe during the May Blitz of 1941, with an incendiary bomb causing structural and fire damage at the William Brown Street landmark. (..)" With a slide-show of the pre-WWII galleries and the destruction. info: English press report at URL * Re-opening of the Ancient Egypt gallery date: 28 April 2017 [was: mid April 2017] - ongoing info: URL URL URL URL "(..) More than 2,000 objects will be displayed in the new gallery, which includes a ‘mummy room’ featuring 12 mummies. (..)" URL info: URL "(..) The extended gallery will see the reopening of a Mummy Room for the first time in 150 years. With a total of 10 mummies on display, this will be the UK’s largest display of mummies outside of London. Visitors will find out about Liverpool’s long connection to excavations in Egypt and Sudan, and how thousands of artefacts made their way into the Museum. The new, enhanced gallery will see around 1,000 key objects displayed including many items that have never been on public display before. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: blog report at URL With a video of the moving of two Sekhmet statues. info: English press reports at URL URL info: English blog report at URL "(..) Also new on display, and displayed for the first time, is a reassembled Predynastic burial (3200 BC), discovered in the desert sand in 1906 by John Garstang of the University of Liverpool. (..)" URL With photos and a video [2:19 mins] that includes a sneak-preview (featuring curator Ashley Cooke). info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL With a video of a tour of the exhibits. --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) - b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * “Goden van Egypte” date: 2018 c) Stedelijk Museum Zwolle Melkmarkt 41, Zwolle URL * “Keuzes, verhalen bij museumschatten” date: 21 February 2017 - TBA [2nd prolongation?; was: till 1 October 2017] [prolongation; was: till 7 May 2017] info: URL info: Dutch press report at URL "(..) Centraal staat de Egyptische mummie van Zwolle uit ongeveer 600 voor Christus, ooit meegenomen door dominee Van Senden of Anthony van Dedem. (..)" --GERMANY-- a) Museum Folkwang Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen * "Nofretete, Ramses und Osiris. Die Ägyptische Sammlung" [Nefertiti, Ramesses and Osiris. The Egyptian Collection] date: 30 September 2017 - 2 April 2018 The exhibition spotlights 150 objects frmo the ancient Egyptian collection of Museum Folkwang, including a head of Nefertiti ("von einer Grenzsteele aus Tell el-Armarna"). info: (in German) URL info: (in English) URL "The collection history of Museum Folkwang reflects the multifaceted cultural interests of Karl Ernst Osthaus at the beginning of the 20th century. (...) Karl Ernst Osthaus also succeeded in compiling an overview of the artistic and artisanal production of Ancient Egypt, from the beginnings of Egyptian history, the period of the unification of the two kingdoms (Dynasty 0, around 3100–3000 BCE), the prehistorical period via the end of political history (332 BCE) right through to the Roman era. Almost all the objects originated in tombs or relate in some way to the veneration of the dead. (...) The current presentation of the Egyptian Collection at Museum Folkwang clearly shows that Osthaus did not specifically seek to compile an encyclopaedic collection. Rather, alongside fascination for the objects, their aesthetic effect was particularly important to him – wholly in keeping with his approach of aesthetically training society. Although not acquired by Osthaus, the head of Nefertiti will draw attention owing to its striking, recognizable form and will be surrounded by further monumental stone works, figures and reliefs. We show early bronzes, tiny amulets of graceful elegance alternating with vessels made of exquisite stone and simple clay." info: German press reports (among many) at URL "Erstmalig zeigt das Museum Folkwang seine ägyptische Sammlung mit Spitzenwerke wie der Kopf der ägyptischen Königin Nofretete aus dem 13. Jahrhundert vor Christus." URL "(..) Die Objekte fanden zumeist in der Totenverehrung Verwendung, wie etwa Gefäße für Öle, Salben und Schminke. Auch Reliefs und Skulpturen sind zu sehen. Gezeigt wird auch eines der Hauptwerke der Sammlung, eine Kopfskulptur der ägyptischen Königin Nofretete aus dem 13. Jahrhundert vor Christus. Der Kopf schmückte einst eine der vierzehn Grenzstelen der Residenz des Pharaos Amenophis IV. in Tell el-Amarna, wie das Museum mitteilte. Historische Fotografien ägyptischer Monumente ergänzen die Schau." URL URL info: photo of the Nefertiti head (different angle): URL b) - c) Museum August Kestner Trammplatz 3, 30159 Hannover URL * "O Isis und Osiris. Freimaurer und Ägypten“ [O Isis and Osiris. Freemason and Egypt] date: 31 August [was: 1 September] 2017 - 25 February 2018 Exhibition about the presumed ancient Egyptian (Egyptianizing) roots of Freemasonry, arranged based on themes from Mozart's "Zauberflöte"; includes original pharaonic artefacts. info: URL info: URL "Aufgrund des Sethos-Romans des Abbé de Tresson berief sich die Freimaurerei von Anbeginn an auf "ägyptische Mysterien", auf die Überwindung der Nichtexistenz für ausschließlich Eingeweihte dieser Mysterien. Ägypten ist deshalb bis in die Gegenwart omnipräsent in der internationalen Freimaurerei und auch ihren Unterformen (zum Beispiel Rosenkreuzer). Freimaurer-Tempel sind deshalb sehr häufig in ägyptischem Stil gebaut. (..)" info: German press report at URL "(..) Mit Exponaten wie einer altägyptischen Flöte oder auch einer jener Rasseln, die einst ägyptische Priester benutzt haben, widmet sich diese Ausstellung nicht nur der Beziehung zwischen Musik und Ägyptologie. Sie nimmt sich, wiederum aktuell, auch das Beziehungsgefüge zwischen Ägypten, der Freimaurerei und Hannover vor. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Vor 300 Jahren gründeten sich in London die ersten Freimaurerlogen. Von Anfang an hatte die ägyptische Kultur große Bedeutung für die Freimaurer, die ihre Tempel häufig im ägyptischen Stil errichteten. Was fanden sie am alten Ägypten so faszinierend? Diese Frage steht seit Kurzem im Mittelpunkt der Ausstellung 'O Isis und Osiris – Ägyptens Mysterien und die Freimaurer' des Museums August Kestner in Hannover. Dort finden sich zahlreiche Objekte, die für die Ägypter als auch für die Freimaurer von Bedeutung sind: ein Amulette mit Senklot, ein 4000 Jahre alter Meißel, eine Sphinx-Statue, ein kleiner Obelisk, Teile eines Tempelfensters, ein kleiner roher Stein, alles aus Ägypten. (..)" d) - e) Martin-Gropius-Bau Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin URL * "Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: cancelled [was: 15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016] info: source - URL "(..) Eröffnet wurde die Ausstellung in Paris im September von Frankreichs Präsidenten François Hollande. Ob sie auch in Deutschland zu sehen sein wird, ist noch nicht absehbar. Das sei derzeit nicht geplant, sagt Goddio. (..)" f) - g) - h) Internationales Keramik-Museum Luitpoldstr. 25, 92637 Weiden URL * “Zu Gast in Weiden – Das besondere Objekt aus dem Museum Ägyptischer Kunst München: Ein Bierkrug. 500 Jahre Reinheitsgebot in Bayern – 5000 Jahre Bier in Ägypten” date: 23 April 2017 - 24 September 2017 [was: 18 December 2016 - Spring 2017] Displays a dyn. 4-5 beer jar (on loan). info: [PDF] URL info: German press report at URL i) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim URL * “Städte - Burgen - Pyramiden. Kulturwelten im LEGO Format“ date: 22 October 2017 - 22 April 2018 Exhibition that recreates world cultures and monuments in Lego stones, including ancient Egypt. Also original artefacts from the Museum's collection will be on display. info: URL j) Ägyptisches Museum – Georg Steindorff – der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * "Bekriegt, besetzt, bereichert. Ägypten zwischen Spätzeit und Spätantike" [At war, occupied, enriched. Egypt between Late Period and Late Antiquity] date: 8 September 2017 - 10 December 2017 Exhibition timed in regards to the 13. Internationale Konferenz für Demotische Studien (ICDS 2017) in Leipzig (4-8 Sept.). info: URL info: German press report at URL info: press release of the University of Leipzig: "Zwischen Spätzeit und Spätantike - Neue Ausstellung im Ägyptischen Museum" URL "Bei dem Gedanken an das Alte Ägypten kommen unweigerlich Bilder von Pharaonen und Pyramiden in den Sinn. Aber Ägypten kann auch anders: Besucher einer neuen Sonderausstellung im Ägyptischen Museum Georg Steindorff der Universität Leipzig erfahren vom 8. September 2017 an, wie sich die damalige ägyptische Kultur unter griechisch-römischen Einflüssen wandelte. Anlass ist die 13. Internationale Konferenz für Demotische Studien, die vom Ägyptologischen Institut der Universität Leipzig organisiert wird und Anfang September in Leipzig tagt." info: catalog - Caroline Böhme, Franziska Naether (eds.), Bekriegt. Besetzt. Bereichert. Ägypten zwischen Spätzeit und Spätantike. Begleitheft zur Sonderausstellung im Ägyptischen Museum der Universität Leipzig, 7. September bis 10. Dezember 2017. - 128 pp. - pdf-file (7 MB) URL info: press release at URL k) Gustav-Lübcke-Museum Neue Bahnhofstraße 9, 59065 Hamm URL * “Mumien - Der Traum vom ewigen Leben” [Mummies: The Dream of Eternal Life] date: 3 December 2017 - 17 June 2018 Exhibition with 40 human mummies (from different cultures) and 20 animal mummies. Earlier at the Drents Museum, Assen (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014, "Mummies - Surviving after Death"), the Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest (1 October 2014 - 17 May 2015, "World of Mummies"), Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Marché-aux-Poissons, Luxembourg (12 June 2015 - 10 January 2016, "Momies - Un rêve d'éternité"), Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim (12 February 2016 - 28 August 2016, "Mumien der Welt"). info: URL l) Museum Lichtenberg im Stadthaus Türrschmidtstraße 24, 10317 Berlin URL * „Die Strahlkraft von Wissen und Glauben“ date: 5 May 2017 - 5 November 2017 Exhibition about the life and works of Julius Kurth (1870-1949). One part is devoted to his collection of Ancient Egyptian artefacts and papyri. info: URL info: German pres report at URL "(..) Pfarrer Julius Kurth (1870-1949) (..) Sein wissenschaftlicher und künstlerischer Nachlass wird dagegen im Ägyptischen Museum Berlin, dem Archäologischen Museum Halle und der Martin-Luther- Universität Halle-Wittenberg verwahrt. (..) Erstmals wurden die Teile der legendären Sammlung zusammengetragen: Zu sehen sind altägyptische Artefakte, darunter Teile der jahrhundertealten Papyri (..)." info: See also: Stephan Lehmann, Hans-W. Fischer-Elfert (eds.), Aegyptiaca und Papyri der Sammlung Julius Kurth, Sandstein Verlag, Dresden, 2014. Hardcover, 432 pp., col. ills. ISBN: 978-3-95498-134-2, price: EUR 68 URL Sample pages - 24 pp. - pdf-file (2 MB) URL m) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Gabelsbergerstr. 35, 80333 München URL * "Begegnungen – Skulpturen von Isolde Frepoli" date: 23 [was: 25] June 2017 - 7 January 2018 The exhibition juxtaposes modern art and ancient Egyptian art. info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL info: video (2 mins. 34) of the displays at URL * “Öffnung Kunst-Handwerk-Raum date: July 2017 - Ongoing info: URL "(..) Einerseits werden Kostbarkeiten aus 5 Jahrtausenden Kleinkunst gezeigt, andererseits ihre handwerkliche Entstehung aufgezeigt, geordnet nach den Materialgruppen Ton und Fayence, Bronze und Edelmetall, Gesteine und Edelsteine sowie organische Materialien wie Holz und Papyrus oder Elfenbein und Leder. (..)" info: German press report at URL "(..) So darf man sich Anfang Juli auf die Fertigstellung des Kunst-Handwerk-Raumes in der Dauerausstellung freuen. Dieser gehört neben dem Chronologie-Raum zu den zwei von 14 Räumen, die aus finanziellen Gründen noch nicht ihre endgültige Form haben. Da dreieinhalb Jahre nach Eröffnung endlich der Etat dafür bewilligt ist, werden die bisherigen Platzhalter nun durch rund 200 Original-Objekte ersetzt. Dazu zählen als Highlights 20 Kostbarkeiten aus fünf Jahrtausenden ägyptischer Kleinkunst, wie etwa das erste Glasgefäß der Welt: ein Kelch aus der Zeit um 1450 vor Christus." info: German press report at URL "(...) Die Abteilung „Kunst-Handwerk“ prunkt mit den Schätzen des Ägyptischen Museums, etwa mit dem Glaskelch des Tutmosis III., und wurde außerdem mit bedeutenden Leihgaben – darunter die Sandalen – angereichert. Die Spanne der Artefakte reicht von putzigen Opfertieren bis zu Wandteilen und, was die Zeit betrifft, von der Frühzeit mit einem bezaubernden Gefäß aus Kalzit mit Vogelrelief (3000 v. Chr.) bis zu einem ausgefallenen Alabastron- Glas aus dem 1. Jh. n. Chr. Gegliedert sind die Werke nach den Materialgruppen Ton/ Keramik, Stein, Metall, Glas/ Fayence und organische Stoffe wie Holz, Papyrus/ Schilf/ Binsen, Leinen, Wachs, Leder und Elfenbein. (..)" n) Kultur- Und Stadthistorisches Museum Duisburg Johannes-Corputius-Platz 1, 47051 Duisburg URL * „Die Götter beschenken“ date: 3 December 2017 - TBA info: German press report at URL "(..) „Der Schwerpunkt wird auf der griechischen und römischen Antike liegen, aber wir können das durch Exponate aus Ägypten, Kleinasien und aus dem alten Amerika anreichern.“ (..)" o) Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover Willy-Brandt-Allee 5, D-30169 Hannover URL * "Silberglanz. Von der Kunst des Alters" [Shine of silver. On the art of (old) age] date: 29 September 2017 - 18 February 2018 Exhibition on portraits of old age from Ancient Egypt to modern times. info: URL p) - q) - r) Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rathausstraße 24, 83022 Rosenheim URL * “Pharao - Leben im Alten Ägypten” date: 24 March 2017 - 17 [was: 3] December 2017 The exhibition includes 400 exhibits from international lenders, with 11 models of ancient Egyptian temples and 22 media stations to take visitors on a journey along the Nile. info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) In der Ausstellung soll den Besuchern die Sozialgeschichte der damaligen Gesellschaft veranschaulicht werden. Sechs bedeutende Pharaonen werden dabei vorgestellt: Cheops, Hatschepsut, Thutmoses III, Echnaton, Amenophis II und Ramses II. Über die Große Pyramide von Cheos in Gizeh können die Besucher sogar einen virtuellen Flug wagen. Die Geschichtsinteressierten dürfen sich auf 400 Exponate und zahlreiche Medienstationen freuen. (..)" info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: video report: "Mumien-Restaurator" [2:38 mins.] URL info: slideshow - URL info: German press report at URL "Die Mumie 'Ta Cheru' aus Aberdeen ist im Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen angekommen. (...) 'Ta Cheru' ist Teil eines Mumienforschungsprojektes des Roemer- und Pelizaeusmuseums Hildesheim, Kooperationspartner des Ausstellungszentrums Lokschuppen. Sie wurde deshalb in Hildesheim restauriert und in einem CT erstmals medizinisch und wissenschaftlich untersucht (wir berichteten). Die ersten Ergebnisse liegen inzwischen vor. Nach den Informationen auf dem Sargdeckel handelt es sich um eine Frau, die den Titel 'nebet per' – Herrin des Hauses führte und etwa im 4. Jahrhundert vor Christus in der Region des heutigen Luxor starb. 'Die Mumie ist in einem hervorragenden Erhaltungszustand', so Mumienforscher Otto Gauert vom Roemer- und Pelizaeusmuseum Hildesheim. Nach dem CT-Befund starb die Frau im Alter von vermutlich deutlich über 60 Jahren. Sie gehörte der Oberschicht an.(..)" [URL may now need registration, unless you enter indirectly via: URL AKE] info: German press report at URL "(..) Im vergangenen Jahr machte ein Wikinger-Schiff auf dem Lazise-Platz auf die Ausstellung im Lokschuppen aufmerksam. Heuer dient ein imposanter Obelisk als Werbeträger. Die Hieroglyphen darauf bedeuten übersetzt: 'Willkommen im Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen'." URL "(..) Neben bereits bekannten Exponaten sehen die Besucher in der 'Pharao'-Ausstellung im Lokschuppen auch Stücke, die der Öffentlichkeit bisher noch nicht zugänglich gemacht wurden. So ist beispielsweise auch ein Sarg zu sehen, der eigens für den Lokschuppen aufwendig restauriert und im Computer-Tomographen vermessen wurde." Includes a large slideshow (46 slides, including some advertisements). URL info: Ènglish press report at URL "An ancient Egyptian mummy stored in Aberdeen has been given a makeover for an exhibition abroad. Mistress of the House Ta Khar will be going on show near Munich on Friday after being shipped out from the University of Aberdeen’s museum collection. But before facing the public, the embalmed body was put through a makeover to make sure she looked her best. (..)" URL With video. info: English press report at URL "(..) Almost 150 of the University of Aberdeen's internationally important collection of artefacts from ancient Egypt will take centre stage in a major new exhibition 'PHARAOH: living in ancient Egypt' at the Lokschuppen Exhibition Centre in Rosenheim, Germany. (..)" info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL [Might now require registration; but not if you google for the title "Ein Schreiber aus dem alten Ägypten erzählt". ] info: German press reports at URL URL [needs free registration] info: German press reports at URL "4000 Jahre auf rund 1300 Quadratmetern zu verdichten, ist ein kühnes Ansinnen, das leicht Gefahr läuft, plakativ zu werden. Andererseits traut man sich in Rosenheim, große Themen einem breiten Publikum schmackhaft zu machen. Und das gelingt über die anschauliche Vermittlung des Alltags, von dem der einfachen Arbeiter und Bauern bis hinauf zum grandiosen Kult um den gottgleichen Pharao. Wenn zwei, drei Scherben, Väschen, Pfeilspitzen oder ein vergilbter Fetzen Stoff vorgeführt werden, dann in erster Linie, um eine Geschichte zu erzählen. Was der Präsentation hochkarätiger Kunst keineswegs widerspricht. (...) Kurator Christian Tietze, ein grabungserfahrener Ägyptologe und Architekt, verbindet soziale Strukturen mit der Baugeschichte - weit über die Pyramiden hinaus. (...)" URL "(...) wer lieber ein bisschen Kontakt mit den Toten aufnehmen will: Über 2.000 Jahre alt ist die Mumie aus vorchristlicher Zeit, die zur Zeit im Rosenheimer Lokschuppen in der Pharao- Ausstellung mit ihren 400 Exponaten bewundert werden kann. (..)" Includes a slideshow. info: German press report at URL "Als Architekt, promovierter Ingenieur und Archäologe hat er einen ganz anderen Blick auf das alte Ägypten. Das alltägliche Leben, auch das der normalen Bevölkerung, bildet einen seiner Forschungsschwerpunkte. Dr. Christian Tietze ist Kurator der Ausstellung Pharao im Rosenheimer Lokschuppen und Herausgeber des Begleitbuchs. (..)" [Needs registration, but not if you go indirectly (google for the title: "Ich würde in die Zeit von Amenophis III. reisen"): URL ] Interview with Christian Tietze. info: German press report at URL "Erstmals gibt es in diesem Jahr im Lokschuppen Rosenheim eine Ausstellungsführung für Krippenkinder ab drei Jahren. Museums- pädagogin Stefanie Kuchlmeier hat sie entworfen und begeistert seitdem die jüngsten Besucher mit einer ungewöhnlichen spielerischen Führung mit Liedern und kleinen Schätzen zum Anfassen. Ihre persönliche Assistentin ist dabei eine selbst angefertigte Handpuppe. Die schwarze Katzengöttin 'Bastet' spricht mit den jüngsten Besuchern der Ausstellung und verrät dabei viele Geheimnisse aus der magischen Welt der Pharaonen. (..)" [If the URL requires registration, try the indirect route: URL ] info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Noch im Depot war der Sarg des Herrn Nacht seit der Ausgrabung teils zerlegt, Farbe, Holz und Konstruktion waren desolat. Kann man da noch was machen? Ja. Solange noch etwas da ist, fällt Restaurator Jens Klocke noch etwas Gutes ein. (...) In der Werkstatt, umgeben von all den Werkzeugen und Materialien, die für die langwierige Arbeit nötig waren, ließen sich Holz und Farbe reinigen, festigen sowie der Sarg des Herrn Nacht erstmals seit Ausgrabung ganz wieder zusammenbauen. (...) Der Name war für die alten Ägypter ein Teil der Persönlichkeit, dessen Fortbestehen und Andenken einen Aspekt von Ewigkeit bedeutete. 'Darum habe ich außen auf die Transportkiste in Aberdeen seinen Namen in Hieroglyphen geschrieben, falls der fliegende Teil seiner Seele, der ‚Ba‘ nach einem Ausflug seinen Sarg auf der Reise nicht gleich wiedererkennen sollte. Sicher ist sicher', so Klocke." info: German press report at URL "Es ist eine Art Tiefenforschung über Wirtschaft und Alltag, Religion und Mythen, Herrscher und Beherrschte, die weit über das hinausgeht, was – gemeinhin eher populärwissenschaftliche – Darstellungsformen sonst bieten. Denn statt ausschließlich aufs Spektakuläre, Erstaunliche zu setzen, will die Pharao-Ausstellung erkennbar erstrangig Erkenntnis fördern. Dazu die großzügigen Holzmodelle alter Tempelanlagen, die 3-D-Animationen, die zweistöckige Raum- und Lichtarchitektur, die Medienstationen. Und natürlich jene zahlreichen Original-Exponate, die nicht zuletzt aus dem Fundus des Römer- und Pelizaeus-Museums Hildesheim und des University-of-Aberdeen-Museums stammen." info: German press report at URL "Katharina Deckenbach aus Rosenheim, Schülerin der 12. Klasse am Karolinen-Gymnasium, ist 100.000. Besucherin bei der Pharao- Ausstellung im Rosenheimer Lokschuppen." s) Neues Museum Bodestraße, 10178 Berlin URL * “China und Ägypten. Wiegen der Welt” [China and Egypt. Cradles of the World] date: 6 July 2017 - 3 December 2017 Exhibition that places ancient Egyptian and ancient Chinese objects side by side, some 250 in total. info: URL "(..) Die Ausstellung zeigt dies anhand von fünf Themenbereichen: Schrift, Herrschaftsformen, Götterkult, Totenkult und Alltag. In einigen Fällen finden sich überraschende Übereinstimmungenzwischen der chinesischen und ägyptischen Kunst und Kultur, bei anderen Beispielen bauen sich spannende Gegensätze auf. Als spektakulärer Höhepunkt der Ausstellung wird erstmalig in Deutschland ein Jadegewand eines adligen Verstorbenen neben einer reich bemalten Mumienhülle aus dem Alten Ägypten präsentiert." info: press materials at URL info: English press report at URL With slideshow. info: German press reports at URL "So etwas wie diese Ausstellung hat es noch nie gegeben. Ein direkter Vergleich zwischen Artefakten das alten Ägyptens und des alten China. Die ägyptischen Bestände stammen alle aus den Sammlungen des Berliner Ägyptischen Museums und der Papyrussammlung. Die chinesischen mehrheitlich aus dem Shanghai-Museum. (...) Da die Ausstellung nicht entstand als Versuch, parallele Erscheinungen zu analysieren, wird ihnen auch nicht wirklich nachgegangen. (...) Ich habe den Eindruck, man hat die Dinge, die aus China kamen, mit Stücken der eigenen Sammlung flankiert. Die von Frau Seyfried angesprochenen kulturanthropologischen Fragestellungen stellt man sich an keiner Stelle. (...) Wir freuen uns, dass die Schließung der Dahlemer Museen, dass die Eröffnung des Humboldt-Forums, die prinzipiellen Fragen nach dem Zustandekommen von Schriftlichkeit, von Individualität, von Abbildähnlichkeit für die Herausbildung von Hochkulturen endlich auch einmal im Kulturvergleich aufwirft. Wir verstehen aber nicht, wie man die Chance, sich diesen Fragen zu stellen, so vergeigen kann.(..)" URL "(..) 'Wir haben uns auf fünf Themenfelder geeinigt, die in jeder Kultur eine Rolle spielen, die eine komplexer gewordene Struktur organisieren muss', sagt Seyfried. 'Jede muss den Alltag in einer Gemeinschaft organisieren, eine Schrift entwickeln. Jede Kultur beschäftigt sich mit dem Tod, er ist ein Generator von Kultur. Der Mensch findet sich damit einfach nicht ab. Daraus entwickeln sich religiöse Vorstellungen, denn man sucht Lösungen für das, bei dem man an Grenzen stößt', erklärt Seyfried ihr Konzept. Der Mensch sucht Erklärungen für Bedrohungen und Naturgewalten und versuche dafür Lösungen zu finden, jede Kultur auf unterschiedliche Weise. (...) Es sei sehr aufregend gewesen, die unterschiedlichen Herrschaftsstrukturen miteinander zu vergleichen. Aber bei aller Euphorie mahnt Seyfried auch zur Vorsicht: 'Wir vergleichen zwei große Kulturen, aber Ägypten ist dann doch im Vergleich zu China ein besiedelter Winzling, der sich zu einer Hochkultur entwickelt hat.' Immerhin habe sich Ägypten in den ersten 1000 Jahren ohne Druck von außen entwickeln können. Ganz anders die Situation in China. Hier geht es um eine viel größere Fläche, ein anderes Klima, eine vielfältige Geografie und viele Kulturen, die miteinander konkurrieren, ein ständiger Prozess von Kämpfen und Kriegen – ein langwieriger Einigungsprozess. Doch könne man aus dem Vergleich beider Kulturen lernen, wie Landschaft und Klima die unterschiedlichen Entwicklungen der Kulturen prägen. (..)" info: German press reports at URL "(..) Die Idee zur Ausstellung ist eine Kopfgeburt, aber eine reizvolle und, wie man jetzt im Neuen Museum sieht, produktive. (...) Die Reise durch beide Kulturen zeigt, dass es gewisse menschliche Konstanten gibt, aber auch eine große Vielfalt in der Ausgestaltung der jeweiligen Lösungen grundsätzlicher Existenzprobleme, die auch von der Umwelt beeinflusst sind. Auf dem Weg zum Humboldt-Forum ist diese Ausstellung ein hervorragender Denkanstoß." With a slideshow. URL "Beide haben eine jahrtausendealte Geschichte, beide haben nie miteinander kommuniziert. Und doch verbinden China und Ägypten viele Gemeinsamkeiten wie die Ausstellung 'China und Ägypten. Wiegen der Welt' in Berlin zeigt. (..)" With a slideshow. URL "(..) Alles ist wissenschaftlich fein aufbereitet, dennoch fehlt der große, sinnfällige Auftritt, der populäre Zugriff, derzeigt, wie wichtig diese kulturellen 'Korrespondenzen' sind, die teilweise noch heute unseren Alltag prägen. Dazu hat man die zwei Hochkulturen in die Ebene Null verwiesen – das ist schade. Doch am Ende ist die Botschaft simpel: Trotz unterschiedlicher Kulturen findet sich mehr Gemeinsames als Trennendes." URL info: English press report at URL With a slideshow. info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: German blog report at URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Auch Kinder sollen im Museumskeller ihren Jux haben und dabei lernen: Wer das Gold hat, hat das Sagen. Gold sei »die verbindende Farbe« der beiden Kulturen, verlautbart das Museum, obwohl für die alten Chinesen das kaiserliche Gelb und für das »schwarze Reich Ägypten« doch wohl eher das Dunkel prägend waren. Gold macht einfach mehr her. Ein vergoldeter, aus Kartonage bestehender Mumienkopf aus Altägypten, der eine offenbar verehrte Frau darstellt, geht trotzdem fast unter inmitten der vielen oft kleinteiligen Utensilien. (..)" info: German press report at URL "In der Ausstellung 'China und Ägypten' im Neuen Museum in Berlin erfährt man wenig Überraschendes. Die Sensation liegt im Augenblick. (...) [Die Ausstellung] versucht nicht, das Unvergleichbare über einen Kamm zu scheren. Sie stellt die Kulturen des Niltals und der Nordchinesischen Ebene einander gegenüber, ohne ihre Unterschiede zu verwischen. Dadurch schärft sie den Blick für die Gemeinsamkeiten zweier Welten, die nichts voneinander wussten. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Nach nur fünf Wochen schon 100.000 Besucher zu Gast: Die Sonderausstellung 'China und Ägypten. Wiegen der Welt' im Neuen Museum stößt ganz offenbar auf ein sehr hohes Interesse." t) - u) Ägyptisches Museum Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * “Wadi Ameyra: Ein proto- und frühdynastisches Inschriftentableau im SW-Sinai“ date: 21 June 2017 - 31 August 2017 Exhibition about the rock drawings found in Wadi Ameyra, in SW Sinai, and what they tell us about early ancient Egytian state and kingship. info: URL "(..) Für die Ausstellung wurden die Felsbilder des Wadi Ameyra im Verhältnis 1:2 mit einer Spezialfarbe auf den Wänden des Museumskorridors visualisiert, die nur unter direktem UV-Licht sichtbar ist. Besucher werden mit bereitgestellten UV-Taschenlampen selbst im Flurbereich auf Entdeckungsreise gehen können." info: German press report at URL "(..) In den Felsinschriften erscheint der früheste uns namentlich bekannte Kleinkönig mit dem Namen „Iri-Horus“. Und auch der Name der ersten namentlich bekannten weiblichen Königin Neithhotep ist zu erkennen, die zur ersten Dynastie um 3200 vor. Christus gehört. (..)" v) - w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim URL * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" [Egypt - land of immortality] date: October 1, 2017 - permanent (reopening; was: 16 November 2014 - 30 July 2017) The exhibition is thematically oriented and will display all aspects of ancient Egyptian art and culture, from the early beginnnings to the Coptic period. Highlights will be the brilliantly illustrated BD of an Amenemhat which is 9 m long and outstanding findings from the Giza necropolis. A reconstruction of the tomb of the mayor of Thebes [Sennefer] will allow the visitor to dip into the exciting world of Egypt. info: URL info: German press report at URL "Nach einer mehrwöchigen Umbaupause stoßen die Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen (rem) das Tor zum Reich der Pharaonen wieder auf. Die Sonderausstellung 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit' ist ab 1. Oktober 2017 dauerhaft im Museum Weltkulturen in D 5 zu sehen." --AUSTRIA-- a) Papyrusmuseum Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1010 Wien * “Handschriften und Papyri: Wege des Wissens” date: 9 May 2017 - 14 January 2018 info: URL info: German press report at URL info: URL "Wegen Sanierungsarbeiten ist das Papyrusmuseum von 10. Juli bis 31. August 2017 geschlossen." --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * "Forgotten discoveries: The Tomb of the Priests and Priestess of Amun" date: 2017 Exhibition about the Deir al-Bahri cache. info: source - MoA Newsletter 8 b) Luxor Museum Kornish Al Nile, Luxor URL * TBA c) - --ITALY-- a) Montevergini - Galleria Civica Arte Contemporanea Via Santa Lucia alla Badia 1, 96100 Siracusa SR * "La porta dei sacerdoti, i sarcofagi di Deir el-Bahari. Esposizione e restauro in pubblico” [The door of priests, the sarcophagi of Deir el-Bahari. Exhibition and restoration in public] date: 9 March [was: 25 February] 2017 - 7 November 2017 Exhibition of a mummy and coffins that are on loan from the Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire (Bruxelles). Visitors can also look at restoration work in a mobile laboratory. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian blog report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL With a video [2:14 mins.] and a (link to a) photo gallery. URL URL Includes a video report [3:53 mins.]. URL With video (of installation and opening). info: Italian press report at URL "Si intitola 'La porta dei sacerdoti' la mostra allestita alla Galleria Montevergini di Ortigia, nell’ambito delle celebrazioni per festeggiare i 2.750 anni della città. In mostra 139 reperti prestati, per la prima volta, dai 'Musei reali del Belgio' tra cui una mummia di un bimbo e preziosi sarcofagi rinvenuti a Deir el Bahari: si tratta del complesso di templi funerari egizi sulla riva del Nilo, di fronte alla città di Luxor. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "Una mostra a misura d’uomo, oseremo dire, grazie a degli spazi contenuti e non dispersivi che, nelle varie esposizioni allestite per il mondo, spesso, stancano il visitatore oltre misura. La location, infatti, la Galleria Civica Montevergini, offre al visitatore tre principali spazi espositivi. Un preambolo costituito da un piccolo ambiente ospitante tra bacheche, proprio all’inizio della mostra. Un corridoio ad ospitare i sarcofagi e alcune teche contenenti i corredi funebri, caratterizzati da un vasto numero di statuine blu cobalto, quasi elettrico. Ed, infine, una sala laboratorio, dentro la quale si possono ammirare i passaggi delicati e particolareggiati del lavoro di restauro, operato per recuperare al meglio i preziosi coperchi che il mondo fantasioso e mistico degli antichi egizi ci ha lasciato in eredità, nonostante i ripetuti saccheggi distruttivi delle generazioni che ci hanno preceduto." info: Italian press report at URL With some photos. info: Italian press report at URL "Nuove importanti possibilità di collaborazione nel segno delle reciprocità potrebbero nascere tra il Comune di Siracusa e le sue strutture museali da una parte e i Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire di Bruxelles dall'altra. L'idea è stata lanciata oggi, in occasione della presenza a Siracusa del direttore generale dei Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire di Bruxelles, Alexandra De Poorter. L'assessore alla Cultura del Comune di Siracusa, Francesco Italia, ha auspicato la realizzazione di mostre sul patrimonio culturale siracusano in terra belga." Includes a video report [3:08 mins.]. info: Italian press report at URL "L'arte di strada e l'antico Egitto. Cos'hanno in comune? In pratica poco e niente. Se non fosse che il festival 'Meraviglia!', in programma domani, sabato 22 luglio, a Monterosso Almo, a partire dalle 21, ospiterà un punto promozionale-informativo dell'Istituto europeo del restauro, ente non a scopo di lucro organizzatore della mostra 'La Porta dei Sacerdoti.I sarcofagi egizi di Deir el Bahari' attualmente in fase di svolgimento a Siracusa." b) Complesso monumentale di San Sisto Via Tirrenia 14, Montalto di Castro * "Egizi - Etruschi. Da Eugene Berman allo Scarabeo Dorato" [Egyptians and Etrucsans. From Eugene Berman to the Golden Scarab] date: 14 June 2017 (18:00) - 30 September 2017 [prolongation; was: till 16 July 2017] info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "A Montalto di Castro (VT), fino al 30 settembre, la mostra 'Egizi Etruschi' che mette a confronto i due grandi popoli protagonisti della storia del Mediterraneo. Un’importante occasione per presentare al pubblico, per la prima volta, e mettere a confronto con i reperti egizi trovati a Vulci, alcuni preziosi oggetti egizi provenienti dalla collezione di Eugene Berman, pittore, illustratore e scenografo russo, ma anche collezionista d’arte; reperti che acquistò durante i suoi viaggi in Egitto tra il 1964 e il 1965." c) Mudec Via Tortona, 56, 20144 Milano URL URL * "Egitto: La straordinaria scoperta del Faraone Amenofi II" [Egypt: The remarkable discovery of Pharaoh Amenophis II] date: 13 September 2017 - 7 January 2018 The exhibition narrates the life of pharaoh Amenophis II and the period in which he lived, via statues, weapons, commemorative stelae, objects related to fashion and body care, funerary items, and documents of Victor Loret (who discovered the pharaoh's tomb). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "La vita di Amenofi II è narrata attraverso l’esposizione di statue, armi, stele commemorative e evocazioni dell’Egitto di cui egli fu eroico protagonista, con lo scopo di descrivere anche gli aspetti principali della civiltà di cui fu protagonista. Il cuore della mostra è nella sala a pilastri della tomba di Amenofi II nella quale è possibile entrare. Per vivere la sensazionale scoperta archeologica di questa sepoltura nella Valle dei Re." info: Italian press report at URL "L’età dell’Oro dell’Antico Egitto nel II millennio a.C. con la figura storica del faraone Amenofi II è riproposta al visitatore in chiave tradizionale e in chiave multimediale: attraverso reperti provenienti da importanti collezioni egizie mondiali (tra le quali Museo Egizio del Cairo, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze e, per rimanere in città, Museo del Castello Sforzesco che, proprio nel periodo autunno-inverno 2017, chiuderà temporaneamente per ristrutturazione e presterà alcuni reperti a questa mostra) arricchiti da esperienze immersive grazie all’apparato multimediale installato nelle sale. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL "(..) La mostra esporrà reperti provenienti dalle più importanti collezioni egizie mondiali: dal Museo Egizio del Cairo al Rijksmuseum van Oudheden di Leida, dal Kunsthistorisches Museum di Vienna al Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze. Da queste realtà museali e da collezioni private provengono statue, stele, armi, oggetti della vita quotidiana, corredi funerari e mummie. (...) Il cuore della mostra sarà la figura del faraone Amenofi II. Sebbene sia stato un sovrano importante, Amenofi II non è mai stato oggetto di una mostra monografica ed è poco noto al grande pubblico, forse perché messo in ombra dal celebre padre Thutmosi III ma, anche perché i documenti relativi alla scoperta della sua tomba nella Valle dei Re da parte dell’archeologo Victor Loret nel 1898 erano sconosciuti fino a una quindicina di anni fa. (..)" Includes several photographs. URL info: English press report at URL "(..) His tomb was discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings in 1898 by the archaeologist Victor Loret. The documents from that expedition are now the property of the University of Milan, which conserves them in its Egyptology archives and is putting them on loan for the exhibition, to be viewed by the public for the first time ever. The precious materials on display will be shown through a reconstruction on a 1:1 scale, from the room of pillars to the pharaoh's tomb. The immersive experience invites visitors to discover the burial chamber through a focus on the funerary cabinets and mummification, to admire the treasures that accompanied the pharaoh in his journey to the other side. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL "A scandire la visita saranno _quattro sezioni_. La _prima_ offre spunti interessanti sulla genealogia di Amenofi II (...) La vita quotidiana dell’alta società egiziana della metàdel II millennio a.C., rappresentata da beni di lusso come armi e gioielli e suppellettili legate alla cura del corpo saranno invece al centro della _seconda sezione_. Il _terzo momento_ della mostra è quello invece più articolato, in quanto espande volutamente i termini cronologici fissati dal tema dell' esposizione, soffermandosi sulle trasformazioni, talvolta profonde, maturate nelle credenze funerarie durante gli oltre tremila anni di storia egiziana, in seguito ai mutamenti politici interni o alle dominazioni straniere. Anche in questa sezione la multimedialità aiuterà a soddisfare alcune curiosità circa le tecniche di mummificazione, mentre al termine di questo approfondimento tematico si giunge all’ingresso della Valle dei Re, passando per lo scavo del Tempio 'funerario'. L'_ultima sezione_ è un autentico scrigno che racchiude i documenti, provenienti dagli Archivi di Egittologia della Statale, che raccontano la storia della scoperta effettuata da Loret." URL "Da qualche giorno Milano ha un ospite d’eccezione: un faraone egizio, con tanto di guardie reali al seguito, se ne sta andando a spasso per le strade del centro, attirando l’attenzione di turisti e passanti. (...) Ecco svelato il mistero: si tratta di una campagna di guerrilla marketing, ideata e sviluppata interamente dall’agenzia milanese di unconventional marketing JUNGLE, per la nuova mostra 'Egitto. La straordinaria scoperta del faraone Amenofi II' al MUDEC, che aprirà i battenti a giorni. Un’iniziativa originale che ha portato le atmosfere del Nilo nella metropoli lombarda!" info: Italian press reports at URL "Nel 2004 pubblicammo il volume «La Valle dei Re riscoperta: i giornali di scavo di Victor Loret (1898-1899) e altri inediti», cui seguirono altri studi e ricerche che sono alla base della mostra «Egitto. La straordinaria scoperta del faraone Amenofi II», che da oggi è visitabile al Mudec di Milano. L’idea di realizzare una mostra su questo tema risale a dieci anni fa, quando, dopo anni di frequentazione del Museo del Cairo per ritrovare i materiali scoperti da Loret e per altre ricerche, avemmo la gioia di portare a termine un progetto di presentazione degli anni egiziani di Victor Loret, dalla sua formazione di giovane egittologo, ai suoi successi di archeologo, ai problemi che dovette affrontare in qualità di direttore del Servizio delle Antichità." URL Includes a slideshow. URL Includes (another) large slideshow. info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL With photos of some of the displays. info: Italian press reports at URL "Web, stampa, affissioni, social media e guerrilla marketing: tanti i mezzi coinvolti per la promozione della nuova esposizione del museo milanese. (..)" URL "Nasce da un ennesimo accidente del caso l’idea della mostra che porta a Milano l’antico Egitto. Correva l’anno 1999 quando l’Università degli Studi del capoluogo lombardo acquisì l’archivio dell’egittologo francese Alexandre Varille. All’ interno della raccolta la straordinaria scoperta dei diari di scavo di Victor Loret, maestro del Varille e scopritore della tomba del faraone Amenofi II. Giornali di scavo quelli del Loret dati per persi o mai esistiti, che con il loro minuzioso corredo di annotazioni, fotografie, piante e disegni aprono ad un secolo di distanza praterie e scenari d’approfondimento che la comunità scientifica milanese, e non solo, ha vagliato attraverso approfondite ricerche. Da qui la mostra che con un impianto filologico non comune ricompone in un unico affresco i diari e molti dei reperti rinvenuti dallo stesso Loret e frutto di prestiti eccezionali dal Museo del Cairo, da quello di Leida, Firenze e Vienna." Includes a video report: "La straordinaria scoperta del Faraone Amenofi II" [6:29 mins.] info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL d) Ex Convento dei Crociferi Catania * "Missione Egitto 1903-1920. L’avventura archeologica M.A.I. raccontata " [Mission Egypt 1903-1920. The archaeological adventure M.A.I. (will be) told] date: TBA (was: Autumn 2017) The exhibition tells the story of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Egypt between 1903 and 1920, under the guidance of Ernesto Schiaparelli. Currently at the Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino (11 March 2017 - 10 September 2017). info: source - Italian press reports at URL "(..) "La Mostra Missione Egitto, che attualmente e' aperta al Museo Egizio di Torino - ha aggiunto Leon - proseguira' a Catania. La tappa di Catania risulta propedeutica a un'eventuale apertura di una sezione egizia, ma e' altresi' strategica per incrementare la visibilita' del brand Museo Egizio e per diffondere la conoscenza delle proprie collezioni. (..)" URL "(..) La prima scadenza fissata è per ottobre, mese in cui le stanze dovranno ospitare i primi manufatti del Museo Egizio." * “[Possible] Opening of an annexe of the Museo Egizio di Torino” date: TBA [Was: April 2017] - Ongoing info: Italian press reports at URL "Ora è ufficiale: la sezione distaccata del Museo Egizio di Torino aprirà ad Aprile 2017. (...) L’apertura di una sezione staccata del Museo Egizio di Torino a Catania sarà concretizzata in un’ala vasta circa mille metri quadrati del Convento dei Crociferi, che ancora oggi necessita delle ultime migliorie per essere pronto all’ allestimento del museo entro i primi mesi del 2017, dato che già in primavera si apriranno i battenti. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL Things seem to be much more uncertain than was announced before... URL URL info: Italian press release at URL e) - f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4 - 00197 Roma URL * "Egitto dal cielo, 1914. La riscoperta del fotografo pioniere, prigioniero, professionista Theodor Kofler" [Egypt from the Sky, 1914. The rediscovery of the photographer pioneer, prisoner, professional Theodor Kofler] date: 16 April 2015 - TBA The exhibition, conceived and curated by Professor Patrizia Piacentini, celebrates the centennial of the first aerial photographs of ancient Egyptian monuments, collected in an amazing album preserved in the Egyptological Archives of the Università degli Studi di Milano since 2001. Despite his skills, Kofler, as a photographer, was until now almost unknown. He has been rediscovered thanks to research of the Milanese Chair of Egyptology, started more than 10 years ago and undertaken in different European and African countries. Earlier at the Università degli Studi di Milano (11 February 2015 - 13 March 2015). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL g) - h) - i) Museo Archeologico di Milano Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milano "Milano in Egitto: Gli scavi di Achille Vogliano nel Fayum] [was: "Milano in Egitto. Gli scavi di Achille Vogliano a Tebtynis e Medînet Mâdi"] [Milan in Egypt. Excavations of Achille Vogliano in the Fayum] date: 17 May [was: 20 April] 2017 - 15 December 2017 (16 May opening) The exhibition presents the discoveries of Achille Vogliano, papyrologist and professor of the University of Milan, who participated in excavations campaigns in Tebtunis and Medinet Madi in the 1930s. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL "Al Civico Museo Archeologico (corso Magenta 15) fino al 15 dicembre è aperta la mostra 'Milano in Egitto. Gli scavi di Achille Vogliano nel Fayum', con reperti e opere provenienti da Tebtynis e Medînet Mâdi (Egitto), due importanti località indagate dal papirologo milanese negli anni Trenta del ‘900. Le campagne di scavo condotte da Vogliano nel Fayum hanno incrementato la conoscenza di questa regione, rilevante per la storia dell’antico Egitto, arricchendo la collezione milanese. (..)" URL "(..) I reperti in mostra danno un’immagine vivida della vita di un villaggio egizio di età greco-romana e consentono di ripercorrere l’evoluzione della cultura egizia in quel periodo, mettendone in luce il carattere multietnico e la riuscita integrazione di culture diverse. (..)" URL With a slideshow. info: Italian press reports at URL URL With a slideshow. URL URL URL URL URL "I reperti in mostra danno un’immagine di come fosse un villaggio egizio di età greco-romana e permettono di ripercorrere l’evoluzione della cultura egizia in quel periodo, mettendone in luce la riuscita integrazione di culture diverse. La mostra, aperta al pubblico dal 17 maggio al 15 dicembre, si avvale anche della documentazione fotografica degli scavi conservata presso la Civica Biblioteca Archeologica ed è il frutto della collaborazione tra il Civico Museo Archeologico di Milano, il centro papirologico Achille Vogliano dell’Università degli Studi di Milano e la cattedra di Egittologia dell’Università di Pisa, che ha continuato l’indagine archeologica di Medina Mâdi iniziata da Vogliano." info: Italian press report at URL "Presso il Civico Museo Archeologico di Milano si è aperta il 17 maggio la mostra “Milano in Egitto. Gli scavi di Achille Vogliano nel Fayum”,in cui sono esposte opere provenienti dalle due importanti località di Tebtynis e Medînet Mâdi (Egitto) indagate dal papirologo milanese negli anni Trenta del ‘900. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL j) TBA, Padova * “Belzoni and Egypt” (preliminary title) date: 2019 info: source - Italian press reports at URL k) Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Sannio (ARCOS) Via Stefano Borgia / Corso Garibaldi, 1, 82100 Benevento URL * “Voci e Volti dall’Antico Egitto” [Voices and Faces from Ancient Egypt] [was: “Egitto a Benevento”] date: October 2016 - July 2017 [was: winter 2016/2017] Exhibition about the veneration of Isis in this region in Roman times (Temple of Maleventum), with artefacts on loan from the Museo Egizio, Turin. info: Italian press report at URL With a video of a TV report, showing some displays. info: Italian press reports at URL URL l) - m) - n) Lido di Jesolo via Aquileia 123, di fronte al Pala Arrex di piazza Brescia Jesolo (Veneta) * "Egitto. Dei, faraoni, uomini" [Egypt: Gods, Pharaohs, Men] date: 26 December 2017 - 30 June 2018 Exhibition with KV62 reproductions and original artefacts on loan from Italian museums. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "(..) La mostra archeologica offrirà l'opportunità di esplorare di persona due camere sepolcrali egizie: la tomba dell’artigiano Pashed e la leggendaria tomba di Tutankhamon, (..), entrambe ricostruite in scala 1:1. (..) Il percorso espositivo combinerà il fascino di reperti unici provenienti dai più importanti musei italiani ed internazionali con fedeli riproduzioni, scenografie e sofisticate installazioni tecnologiche (..)." info: URL info: source - Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Dal 26 dicembre l’Antico Egitto è a Jesolo: per la prima volta in provincia di Venezia una mostra con oltre 200 reperti originali, tra cui mummie con sarcofagi e la tomba di Tutankhamon, provienti dai più grandi musei italiani e internazionali. Inoltre saranno allestite ricostruzioni scenografiche fedeli in scala 1:1 e il pubblico potrà seguire un percorso multimediale interattivo, per immergersi completamente nella visita e scoprire la storia, le dinastie, la religione, i culti, le abilità tecniche e scientifiche, partendo dal passato e arrivando fino ai giorni nostri." o) Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 Torino URL * "Missione Egitto 1903-1920. L’avventura archeologica M.A.I. raccontata " [Mission Egypt 1903-1920. The untold story of the Italian Archaeological Mission] date: 11 March 2017 - 14 January 2018 [prolongation; was: till 10 September 2017] The exhibition tells the story of the Italian Archaeological Mission (Missione Archeologica Italiana (M.A.I.)) in Egypt between 1903 and 1920, under the guidance of Ernesto Schiaparelli. The Egyptian Museum was enriched by 30.000 objects. info: URL "Il percorso, attraverso l’esposizione di più di 400 oggettitra reperti, documenti, lettere, filmati, fotografie e manifesti storici, mira a trasportare il visitatore al tempo delle scoperte archeologiche che sono state alla base della formazione della collezione del Museo." info: Italian press report at URL URL info: Italian press release at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL Includes a video report: "Ecco come parlavano gli antichi egizi" [6:36 mins.] "Il direttore del Museo egizio di Torino Christian Greco ha letto per noi (e tradotto) alcuni geroglifici facendoci sentire come presumibilmente suonava la lingua degli antichi egizi. Una lezione interessante quanto inusuale." URL URL URL URL With large slideshow (34 photographs). info: Spanish press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Frankly speaking, this kind of effort might have had disastrously soporific effects had it been attempted by anyone but the brilliant Turinese gang, who’ve managed to recreate the enthusiastic, adventurous climate that inspired Schiaparelli’s numerous expeditions in Egypt: they have used excavation journals, documents, archaeological finds, field equipment, film footage and splendid photographs, beautifully organized so as to supply information and entertainment to both specialists and the public at large. The show’s curators – Paolo Del Vesco, Christian Greco and Beppe Moiso – have managed to come up with the perfect mix of philology and fun. (..)" info: English video (audio tour) at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Il Museo Egizio annuncia la proroga della mostra 'Missione Egitto 1903 - 1920. L’avventura archeologica M.A.I.raccontata' fino al 14 gennaio 2018. Inaugurata lo scorso 11 marzo 2017, la mostra è stata visitata da quasi 200.000 persone provenienti da tutto il mondo." info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL * "Dalle Sabbie al Museo - Ernesto Schiaparelli" [From the sands to the museum - Ernesto Schiaparelli] date: 2 March 2017 - 3 September 2017 An exhibition about Ernesto Schiaparelli, his life and his activities as director of lthe Museo Egizio and his archaeological missions in Egypt. [Probably the same as, or complementary to, the exhibition listed above as "Missione Egitto 1903-1920. L’avventura archeologica M.A.I. raccontata" (11 March 2017 - 10 September 2017).] info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL p) - q) Museo Orientale "Umberto Scerrato" dell’Università degli studi di Napoli L’Orientale Palazzo Du Mesnil, Via Chiatamone 61/62, 80100 Napoli * “Cinque Mummie Egiziane di Gatti” [working title] date: 18 May 2017 - ongoing [visits only by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays, 11-14 h] info: Italian press report at URL --FRANCE-- a) Musée de Normandie Château, 14000 Caen URL * "Voyages en Égypte - Des Normands au pays des pharaons au XIXe s." date: 23 June 2017 - 7 January 2018 The exhibition illustrates the 19th c. rediscovery of ancient Egypt by Europeans (focussing specifically on travellers from Normandy), with real Egyptian artefacts (e.g., a cat mummy) and 19th c. art and documents (e.g., DÉ volumes, travel diaries, paintings, photographs). Earlier at the Scriptorial d'Avranches (2 April 2016 - 18 September 2016) and as “Le Goût de l'Egypte - Voyageurs normands au pays des pharaons” at the Espace culturel les Dominicaines, Pont-l'Évêque (18 February 2017 - 14 May 2017); will later be shown in Rouen. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: Dossier de presse de l'exposition [PDF] at URL With 'Parcours de l'exposition', 'Objets phares', 'Autour de l'exposition', 'Modalités pratiques', etc. info: English press report at URL info: overview (with photos) of the ancient Egyptian objects on loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art - URL b) Louvre Lens 99, rue Paul Bert 62300 Lens URL * “Musiques: Echos de l'Antiquité" [was: “Musique et sons de l'Antiquité”] date: 13 September 2017 - 15 January 2018 Exhibition, with more than 400 objects, about music in the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. info: URL info: URL info: URL "(..) Des sceaux-cylindres mésopotamiens aux reliefs monumentaux romains, en passant par les *papyrus égyptiens* et les vases grecs, l’exposition rassemble près de 400 oeuvres d’une grande diversité. Souvent fragiles, certaines pièces n’ont jamais été montrées au public. Elles proviennent des collections du Louvre et d’une vingtaine d’institutions françaises et étrangères, dont le British Musem, le Musée national d’Athènes et le Metropolitan Museum à New York. (..)" URL info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL c) Musée Champollion – Les Écritures du Monde place Champollion 46100 Figeac URL * “Le Chant des signes" date: 8 July 2017 - 5 November 2017 Exhibition about music, musical instruments, and musical notation in ancient cultures (incl. Egypt) up to the present. info: URL d) - e) Musée de Tessé 2 Avenue de Paderborn, 72000, Le Mans URL * Closure of the ancient Egyptian Gallery date: 29 January 2017 - December 2017 info: URL "En 2001, a été inauguré un vaste espace souterrain consacré à l’Égypte pharaonique. Y sont présentées lesreconstitutions grandeur nature des tombes de la reine Nofretari, épouse de Ramsès II et de Sennefer, maire de Thèbes. (La galerie est actuellement fermée pour travaux jusqu'en décembre 2017)" info: French press report at URL f) Musée Crozatier Jardin Henri Vinay, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay URL * “Reopening museum” date: end of 2017 [was: May 2017] - Ongoing info: French press report at URL [The Museum has a small Egyptological collection, with two mummies/coffins, canopes, shabti, and amulets.] info: French press report at URL g) Musée de la Castre Le Suquet, 06400 Cannes URL * “Le fabuleux voyage du chevalier Lycklama en Orient (1865-1868)” date: 9 July 2017 - 29 October 2017 info: URL "(..) Le chevalier Tinco Lycklama, jeune aristocrate hollandais épris d’exotisme, parvient aux confins de la Perse. Son périple en Orient durera trois ans. De retour en Europe, affaibli par les épreuves de la route, il choisit de s’installer à Cannes, alors en plein essor… À l’occasion du 140^e anniversaire du musée de la Castre, l’exposition retrace le parcours hors du commun de cet aventurier mondain, amateur d’antiquités, qui fit don de ses précieuses collections à la ville de Cannes en 1877. (..)" h) Musée Rodin 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris URL * “Égyptomanie” date: 2018 info: source - press report at URL i) - j) k) - l) - m) Musée de Tessé 2, avenue de Paderborn, 72000 Le Mans URL * “Reopening Egyptian gallery” date: December 2017 - Ongoing info: URL "Fermé depuis janvier, l'espace égyptien de Tessé ne rouvrira ses portes qu'à la mi-décembre. Les travaux et l'arrivée de nouveaux objets vont donner un nouveau souffle à cet espace unique." n) Musée Historique et Archéologique de l'Orléanais Hôtel Cabu, Pl. Abbée Desnoyers, 45 000 Orléans * "Du Nil à la Loire: la collection égyptienne des musées d’Orléans" [was: "Du Nil à la Loire"] date: 16 September 2017 - 11 March 2018 [was: 15 September 2017 - 14 January 2018 Exhibition about the Egyptological collections in Orléans, organized by the Association Soleil Ailé. info: source - URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL "La création de deux nouvelles salles d’exposition temporaire à l’Hôtel Cabu, Musée d’Histoire et d’Archéologie sera l’occasion de présenter au public un pan méconnu des richesses du musée: sa collection d’antiquités égyptiennes qui n’avaient pas été exposées depuis 1940. L’exposition retracera l’histoire mouvementée de cette collection à travers ses plus belles pièces, tout en témoignant du rôle essentiel de l’abbé Desnoyers et de l’égyptologue Jules Baillet dans la formation de cet ensemble à la fin du XIXe et au début du XXe siècle. Le parcours évoquera aussi les conséquences dela Seconde Guerre mondiale sur ce patrimoine. (..)" info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - b) Musée royal de Mariemont Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140 Morlanwelz URL * “Coptic textiles” [Title TBA] date: 2019 More than 200 fragments of coptic textile, recently donated by the King Baudouin Foundation. info: URL --SPAIN-- a) CaixaForum Barcelona Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona URL * "Faraón. Rey de Egipto" [Pharaoh. King of Egypt] date: 7 June 2018 - 16 September 2018 Exhibition with more than 150 artefacts on loan from the British Museum. Will also travel to CaixaForum venues in Madrid (2018), Girona (2019), Tarragona (2019), and Lleida (2020). info: Spanish press reports at URL "(...) exposiciones del nuevo curso en CaixaForum Barcelona (...) El Antiguo Egipcio tendrá su protagonismo entre el 7 de junio y el 16 de septiembre con un ambicioso viaje al mundo de los faraones, de nuevo con la implicación del British Museum. La exposición explora el simbolismo y la ideología de la realeza egipcia y trata de descubrir las realidades que hay detrás de estos personajes. La muestra está formada por más de 150 piezas procedentes de la entidad británica, que, con más de 100.000 piezas, reúne la colección más grande de objetos egipcios fuer a de Egipto." URL URL "Aquí el hilo narrativo girará en torno a la realeza egipcia y su principal figura. Unos monarcas que reinaron desde el 3.100 a. C. hasta la conquista romana y que tenían todos los poderes habidos y por haber. También se mostrarán joyas difíciles de apreciar fuera de Londres, como un fragmento de un sarcófago de Ramsés VI y un relieve policromado de la tumba de Seti I." URL URL b) - c) Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre Calle Fuente Morales, 1, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife URL * "Muerte e inmortalidad en poblaciones del pasado" date: 24 November 2017 - 4 June 2018 Exhibition of the funerary cults in ancient cultures, including ancient Egypt, with about 10 mummies and 25 other funerary remains. info: Spanish press reports at URL The exhibition will be in conjunction with the World Congress on Mummy Studies (17-21 May 2018). URL d) - e) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid URL * “Músicas en la antigüedad" [Music in Antiquity] date: 7 June 2018 - 16 September 2018 Exhibition, with more than 400 objects, about music in the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Earlier at Louvre Lens (13 September 2017 - 15 January 2018). info: source - Spanish press report at URL f) - g) - h) Museu Egipci de Barcelona / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona URL * "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento" [Tutankhamun. History of a discovery] date: 30 November 2012 - TBA [was: till 31 December 2015] [several times prolongated] info: URL * "Animals Sagrats de l'Antic Egipte / Animales Sagrados del Antiguo Egipto" [Sacred Animals in Ancient Egypt] date: 22 February 2017 - 30 September 2017 Exhibition about sacred animals in ancient Egypt, with 70 artefacts from the collection of the Fundación Arqueológica Clos. Also included is a documentary of the scanning of 7 animal mummies from the Museu Egipci de Barcelona. info: URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL "Un medallón de escarabajo que iba cosido sobre el pecho de una momia y que perteneció a Rodolfo Valentino; un ejemplar de oxirrinco, el pez que se comió el pene del dios Osiris; una esfinge de cuerpo de león y cabeza humana de la colección de lord Carnarvon; la momia de un minúsculo cocodrilo, cuya columna dorsal aparece rota en las radiografías y TACS; o una cría de gato con traumatismo craneal, posiblemente sacrificada para momificarla. Son algunas de las curiosas 70 piezas de la colección de la Fundación Arqueológica Clos, muchas de ellas inéditas, que forman la nueva exposición del Museu Egipci de Barcelona 'Animales sagrados del Antiguo Egipto', que puede verse hasta el 30 de septiembre. (..)" With a slideshow of some of the artefacts on display. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: French press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL i) Parque Jardín de La Vega Av. Olímpica, 5, 28108 Alcobendas, Madrid URL * "El templo de Abu Simbel: Ramsés, rey de reyes" date: 30 November 2016 - 31 December 2017 Exhibition of a replica of the Temple of Abu Simbel. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) - --LIECHTENSTEIN-- a) Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum Städtle 43, 9490 Vaduz * "Faszination Pyramiden" date: 6 July 2017 - 14 January 2018 Original objects and models explain the origin and importance of pyramids in Ancient Egypt and show how the pyramids came to Europe and how they cause excitement in the Modern Age. info: URL pictures for the press: URL info: URL With several photos. ---SWITZERLAND--- a) - b) ArchéoLab Av. du Prieuré 4,1009 Pully URL * “Archéonimaux” date: 23 September 2017 - 16 December 2018 Exibition about the contacts between animals and humans in Antiquity, with 48 artefacts on loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, many from ancient Egypt. info: URL info: URL info: overview (with photos) of the ancient Egyptian objects on loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art - URL c) - d) Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum Museumsstrasse 50, CH-9000 St.Gallen URL * “Welten sammeln” date: March 2016 - Ongoing Opening of the new permanent exhibiton that provides an overview of several of the world's cultures (the Pacific, North and South America, Africa, and ancient Egypt) via museum objects and their history. info: URL e) - f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * Closure of the Egyptian Galleries date: 28 june 2015 - TBA info: URL * “Scanning Sethos - Die Wiedergeburt eines Pharaonengrabes” [Scanning Seti. The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb] date: 29 October 2017 - 6 May 2018 Exhibition with an exact copy of two rooms of the tomb of Seti I, including the sarcophagus (facsimiles made by the Factum Foundation). info: URL (in English:) URL info: German press report at URL "(..) In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Antikenmuseum und der Uni Basel wird mit modernsten 3D-Scans in Madrid das Grab als detailgetreue Nachbildung auferstehen. Die zwei prächtigsten Grabkammern und der Sarkophag Sethos’ I. werden massstabsgetreu erstmals in Basel ausgestellt. (..)" --DENMARK-- a) Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Dantes Plads 7, 1556 København V URL * "Farao: Magtens Ansigt" [Pharaoh, the face of power] date: 12 October 2017 - 25 February 2018 Exhibition about pharaonic kingship during the Middle Kingdom; includes also loans from MMA New York. info: URL --ESTONIA-- a) - ---BELARUS--- a) The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus 20 Lenin Str., Minsk 220030 URL * "Treasures of Ancient Egypt" date: 11 September 2017 - 10 December 2017 A travelling exhibition (earlier in Chile (2011), Brazil, Peru, etc.) with more than 300 objects (a dozen (small) original ancient Egyptian artefacts, but the bulk consists of replicas and touristic kitsch). info: English press report at URL "(..) including a funeral mask of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, a mysterious sphinx, statues of gods, mummies, jewelry, sarcophaguses, amulets, ancient papyruses, and many other things. (..)" --RUSSIA-- a) The State Hermitage Museum 2, Palace Square, 190000 St Petersburg URL * "Nefertari and the Valley of the Queens. From the Museo Egizio, Turin" date: 17 June 2017 - 10 January 2018 [was: June 2017 - TBA] Exhibition about the tomb of Nefertari (wife of Ramesses II), with items on loan from the Museo Egizio di Torino. Earlier at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden (17 November 2016 - TBA), and will travel to four stops in China. info: URL info: source - Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL Includes a slideshow. --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Národní muzeum/National Museum Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Prague 1 URL * “Ríša slnka: Abú Sír v dobe stavitelov pyramíd” [Empire of the Sun: Abusir at the time of the pyramid builders] date: 2019 Exhibition of 100-150 artifacts from the Czech archaeological excavations in Abusir. info: source - Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL Lack of finances may hamper the organizing of the exhibition. --HUNGARY-- a) Csontváry Múzeum Janus Pannonius utca 11, Pécs 7621 URL AND Múzeum Galéria Káptalan utca 4, Pécs * "Kincsek a Nílus partjáról – Túlvilágiutazás az ókori Egyiptomban" [Treasures from the banks of the Nile - Otherworldly journey into ancient Egypt] date: 5 April 2017 - 31 Oktober 2017 Exhibition with more than 90 ancient Egyptian artefacts on loan from the Szepmuveszeti Muzeum in Budapest. It will be at two locations (Csontváry Múzeum and Múzeum Galéria) at the same time, with different themes. info: URL info: URL info: Hungarian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL --POLAND-- a) Muzeum Niepolomice ul. Zamkowa 2, 32-005 Niepolomice URL * “Znajduje starozytnosci bardzo piekne. Antyk okiem kolekcjonera” date: 20 September 2017 - 31 December 2019 The exhibition includes ancient artifacts from the collections of the National Museum in Cracow, the Potocki Family from Krzeszowice, and the Czartoryski Museum in Cracow. About one hundred objects of Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman culture from the 17th century BC to the 4th century AD, including statues, sarcophagi, stelae, jewelery, cosmetic items, bronze and terracotta figurines, etc. info: URL info: Polish press reports at URL URL URL --JAPAN--- a) - b) Kobe City Museum 24, Kyo-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0034 URL * “Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” date: October 28, 2017 - February 4, 2018 Exhibition with 80 works from the MFA’s collection, including 11 pieces of ancient Egyptian art (among many other objects). Earlier at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (July 20, 2017 - October 9, 2017). info: URL info: URL c) Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts 1-1-1 Kanayama-cho, Naka-ku, Nagoya URL * “Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” date: February 18, 2018 - July 1, 2018 Exhibition with 80 works from the MFA’s collection, including 11 pieces of ancient Egyptian art (among many other objects). info: URL --CHINA-- a) - b) Hong Kong Science Museum 2 Science Museum Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong URL * “Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt" [was: "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives"] date: June 2, 2017 - October 18, 2017 Travellinge exhibition of six mummies from the British Museum and their 3D CT scan visualisations, plus ca. 200 objects of funerary use and daily life. Earlier at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (10 December 2016 - 25 April, 2017) info: source - English press report at URL "(..) After this exhibition in Sydney, Nestawedjat, Tamut, and the four other mummies are being sent to the Science Museum in Hong Kong, before moving on to other venues in the Asia-Pacific region. (..)" info: URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "As part of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the handover, six Egyptian mummies from the British Museum will be coming to Hong Kong for the first time in June. They will undergo CT scans in the city so the public can see what is inside them. (..) URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) Three of the exhibits, including the mummy and inner coffin of Nestawedjat, a middle-aged woman in the 25th dynasty of ancient Egypt, and the pyramidion, a pyramid-shaped capstone of a tomb, of Wedjahor, a royal member in the 26th dynasty of ancient Egypt, has arrived in Hong Kong and were displayed in advance to press as they were taken out of crates by the British Museum staff members on Monday. (..)" URL URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "(...) The exhibition features around 200 Egyptian cultural relics, ranging from ancient Egyptian children’s clothes to protective amulets and jewels placed on the mummies’ bodies. (..) The science museum has set up a multimedia programme, interactive exhibits, 3D projection mapping, as well as virtual reality and holograms to illustrate for visitors what it was like to be an ancient Egyptian.(..)" URL URL URL URL About the opening ceremony. URL Idem. c) Hong Kong Science Museum 2 Science Museum Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong URL * “Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt" [was: "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives"] date: June 2, 2017 - October 18, 2017 Travellinge exhibition of six mummies from the British Museum and their 3D CT scan visualisations, plus ca. 200 objects of funerary use and daily life. Earlier at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (10 December 2016 - 25 April, 2017) info: source - English press report at URL "(..) After this exhibition in Sydney, Nestawedjat, Tamut, and the four other mummies are being sent to the Science Museum in Hong Kong, before moving on to other venues in the Asia-Pacific region. (..)" info: URL info: source - URL d) - e) Shanghai Museum 201 Renmin Ave, RenMin GuangChang, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai 200000 URL URL * "A history of the World in 100 Objects" date: 29 June 2017 - 8 October 2017 info: URL info: source - URL info: French press report at URL Includes a slideshow. --INDIA-- a) - --MEXICO-- a) - ---ISRAEL--- a) - --KOREA-- a) - ---CHILE--- a) - +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. K. Eyma This list is not meant for distribution to any other public channel than the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum. 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