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September 22, 2016 (II Peret 7)
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Peru, Croatia (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Andorra, Japan, China, Singapore, Mexico, Israel, Brazil, Chile Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma * Thanks for this week's events information go to: Glenn Meyer [(I) - USA (j)]; Melanie Pitkin [(II) - Australia (a)]; Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - USA (n), Netherlands (a), Germany (h), Switzerland (a)(e), Poland (c), Japan (a)];' Kat Newkirk [(II) - USA (u)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Italy (g), Switzerland (a)(e)] ========================================================================== +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * "Gazelles, Catfish and Cows: Ritual Activity in the Predynastic Settlement at el-Mahâsna", by Dr. David Anderson (University of Wisconsin) date: October 9, 2016; 3:00 PM place: Room 20, Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley costs: no charge, but donations are very welcome. info: email --UK-- c) Egypt Exploration Society * EES London Study Day: "History and Ritual at Abydos" date: 15 October 2016; 9:30 am - 7:00 pm place: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG costs: members £28.00 (student members £19.00), non-members) £33.00 (student non-members £23.00) info: URL --ITALY-- a) Current Research in Egyptology * CRE 2017 Abstracts of papers are invited before 2 Deccember 2016. date: 3-6th May 2017 place: Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale", Palazzo du Mesnil, Napoli info: first Call for Papers at URL info: URL info: email --PORTUGAL-- [update] b) Universidade Nova de Lisboa * VIIIth European Conference of Egyptologists (CECE 8): "Egypt 2017: Perspectives of Research" The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 December 2016. date: June 26, 2017 - July 1, 2017 place: Lisboa [new] info: Call for Papers at URL --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --USA-- [update] n) Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, Texas 77030 * “Mummies of the World” date: September 24, 2016 – May 29, 2017 [new] info: English press report at URL [update] u) Pierro Gallery 5 Mead St, South Orange, NJ 07079 * “…like an Egyptian!" date: September 15, 2016 - October 15, 2016 [new] info: English press report at URL "(..) HaGar AbdelRahman and John Branigan, guest curators in association with the M.A. program in Museum Professions at Seton Hall University explore the influence of ancient Egyptian themes in the work of local and regional artists in an exhibition (..) of works of sixteen artists who have been deeply influenced by Egypt. (..)" --NETHERLANDS-- [update] a) Allard Pierson Museum Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam * "Ontmoetingen met de Orient" [new] date: 24 June 2016 - 6 november 2016 [prolongation; was: till 18 September 2016] info: URL --GERMANY-- [update] h) Museum der Brotkultur Salzstadelgasse 10, 89073 Ulm * “Essen für die Ewigkeit” date: 11 September 2016 - 22 November 2016 [new] info: German press report at URL --ITALY-- [update] g) Museo Archeologico Nazionale Piazza Museo Nazionale, 19, 80135 - Napoli * Re-opening of the Egyptological galleries date: 7 October 2016 - ongoing [new] info: Italian press reports at URL Includes a large slideshow (41 slides) and a video report [3:36 mins.]. URL --SWITZERLAND-- [update] a) Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15, CH-8002 Zürich [new title] * "Osiris - Das versunkene Geheimnis Ägyptens" ["Osiris - Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries"] [was: "Osiris - Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze"] [new] date: 10 February 2017 - 16 July 2017 [was: February 2017 - TBA] [new] info: (German:) URL (English:) URL "This spectacular exhibition shows 300 statues and ritual objects, sarcophagi and idols from sixteen centuries retrieved from the depths of the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast. The exhibits originate from the legendary cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, which became submerged in the eighth century AD. They provide answers to many age-old questions." [new] info: URL [new] info: German press reports at URL URL URL [update] e) Naturhistorisches Museum Basel Augustinergasse 2, 4051 Basel * “Mumien - Rätsel der Zeit” [Mummies - Riddles of time] date: 16 September 2016 - 30 April 2017 [new] info: German press reports at URL "Über 60 Tiermumien und zahlreiche menschliche Mumien sind ab Freitag im Naturhistorischen Museum Basel zu sehen. Die Sonderausstellung geht insbesondere der Frage nach, unter welchen Bedingungen tote Körper die Zeit überdauern." URL URL URL --POLAND-- c) Museum Jacek Malczewski Rynek 11, 26-600 Radom URL * "Oswoic nieuniknione, przyblizyc nieznane" date: 4 November 2016 - 30 April 2017 Exhibition about funerary rites from ancient Egypt till the present. info: Polish press reports at URL URL --JAPAN-- [update] a) The Museum of Kyoto Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 604-8183 * "The Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids: The Treasures from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo" date: October 1, 2016 - December 25, 2016 [new] info: (in English) URL --AUSTRALIA-- [update] a) Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Powerhouse Museum 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW 2007 * "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives" [new] date: December 10, 2016 - April 25 [was: 30], 2017 Six mummies selected from the British Museum collection who lived and died in Egypt between 1800 and 3000 years ago will be on display alongside their 3D CT scan visualisations to reveal more about the age, sex, identity, state of health and mummification of each individual. The mummies will also be accompanied by almost 200 objects of funerary use and daily life. [new] info: URL ---- For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below. ++ (III) PERSONALS AND ADMIN NOTES [As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF. They usually are not in the Website version.] +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE--- [Next four items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Upper Egypt's Malawi Museum to reopen Thursday" URL "The Malawi Archaeological Museum in Minya is to be officially reopened on Thursday [September 22] by Minister of Antiquities after three years of rehabilitation work. (..) The museum has a permanent exhibition of 425 artefacts, some of them from its former collection while the rest have been carefully selected from the Al-Ashmounein and Al-Bahnasa storerooms in the Minya Museum. (..)" -- Follow-up press report, about the actual opening: URL * Press report: "Skin Proteins from Mummies Reveal How Ancient Egyptians Died" URL "An international team of researchers has identified hundreds of proteins in skin and muscle samples from 4,200-year-old [FIP] Egyptian mummies, finding signs of diseases that may have caused their death. Published in the journal Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society A, the groundbreaking study shows that proteins isolated from ancient mummified tissue can reveal inflammation, immune response and possibly cancer. The researchers collected four skin samples and one muscle biopsy from three mummies stored in the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy. (..)" -- Other English press reports: URL URL URL -- The original research article (abstract only): Jana Jones, et al, "Identification of proteins from 4200-year-old skin and muscle tissue biopsies from ancient Egyptian mummies of the first intermediate period shows evidence of acute inflammation and severe immune response", Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society A, volume 374, issue 2079 URL * Press report: "Brazilians to excavate tombs in Egypt" URL "A team led by archaeologist José Roberto Pellini, of the Federal University of Sergipe, already had its project approved by Egyptian authorities and plans to start working in March 2017. (..) The initiative, dubbed the Brazilian Archaeological Program in Egypt (BAPE), is the first Brazilian mission of its kind, and will focus on the sites known as TT (for “Theban Tomb”) 123 and TT 368, in the so-called Valley of the Nobles, in the locality of Sheikh Abd El Qurna, along the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor, Upper Egypt. (..)" * Press report: "How cats conquered the world (and a few Viking ships)" URL "Thousands of years before cats came to dominate Internet culture, they swept through ancient Eurasia and Africa carried by early farmers, ancient mariners and even Vikings, finds the first large-scale look at ancient-cat DNA. The study, presented at a conference on 15 September, sequenced DNA from more than 200 cats that lived between about 15,000 years ago and the eighteenth century ad. (..) Cat populations seem to have grown in two waves, the authors found. Middle Eastern wild cats with a particular mitochondrial lineage expanded with early farming communities to the eastern Mediterranean. (..) Thousands of years later, cats descended from those in Egypt spread rapidly around Eurasia and Africa. A mitochondrial lineage common in Egyptian cat mummies from the end of the fourth century bc to the fourth century AD was also carried by cats in Bulgaria, Turkey and sub-Saharan Africa from around the same time. (..)" -- Another English press report: URL [Submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar and Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Was This Masterpiece Painted With Ground Mummy?" URL For centuries, European artists adorned their canvases with pigment made from the pulverized remains of ancient Egyptians. (..) Many artists may have been unaware that mummy brown was a pigment actually made from mummies. (..) In one unusual anecdote about the pigment, the writer Rudyard Kipling describes a day in the 1860s spent with two pre-Raphaelite painters, Edward Burne Jones, Kipling's uncle, and Lawrence Alma Tadema. After Alma Tadema informed his colleague that mummy brown was indeed made from mummies, a horrified Burne Jones retrieved his tube of mummy brown from his studio and buried it in the yard. (..)" * Press report: "El Templo de Debod reabre al público el 20 de septiembre" URL "El Templo de Debod reabre al público desde este martes, 20 de septiembre, tras recuperar la temperatura adecuada para visitantes, trabajadores y la conservación del monumento, ha informado el Ayuntamiento de Madrid en un comunicado. (..)" -- Another Spanish press report: URL [Next five items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Archäometrie und Denkmalpflege. Jahrestagung vom 28. September bis 1. Oktober 2016 an der Universität Göttingen" URL "Wo wurde die Bronze erfunden, und woher stammte das dafür notwendige Zinn? Woraus besteht der Dolch des Pharaos Tutanchamun? Wie lassen sich archäologische Funde restaurieren und erhalten? Und wie lassen sich Fälschungen von Kulturgütern sicher erkennen? Mit diesen und ähnlichen Fragen beschäftigen sich die Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler auf der Jahrestagung 'Archäometrie und Denkmalpflege' vom 28. September bis 1. Oktober 2016 an der Universität Göttingen. (..)" * Press report: "Christian Eckmann. Bart-Reparatur mit Albträumen" URL "Für gewöhnlich arbeiten Restauratoren eher im stillen Kämmerlein vor sich hin. Es sei denn, sie werden zum Schönheitschirurgen für Tutanchamun. So erging es Christian Eckmann aus Mainz, auf den die Kameras der Welt schauten. Ein Auftrag mit nächtlichen Folgen. (..)" Includes a slideshow and two video reports [4:42 and 2:06 mins.]: the first one is a portrait of Christian Eckmann, the second one about the repair of Tutankhamun's beard. * Press report: "Cherbourg : la momie vieille de 3.000 ans va passer au scanner" URL "Le muséum d'histoire naturelle Emmanuel-Liais de Cherbourg veut analyser sa momie. Pour la première fois, elle sera passée mercredi au scanner et radiographiée par une équipe de l'hôpital Pasteur. Objectif : en apprendre plus sur son identité, son âge, et les circonstances de sa mort. (..)" -- Another press report: "Insolite : à Cherbourg, la momie du musée Liais va passer un scanner à l'hôpital" URL "Nésy-Khonsou-Pa-Khéred, la momie du musée Emmanuel Liais, à Cherbourg (Manche), pourrait bientôt révéler ses secrets. Les scientifiques veulent confirmer son sexe et son identité, ainsi que connaître les circonstances de sa mort. (..)" * Press report: "Terra Madre, il Salone del gusto al Museo Egizio" URL "Il Museo Egizio ospita il Salone del Gusto per raccontare la biodiversità alimentare e le tradizioni gastronomiche dell’Egitto antico e contemporaneo. Tanti gli eventi in programma da giovedì 22 al lunedì 26 settembre: dalla mostra fotografica sui prodotti agricoli egiziani, lla conferenza con il direttore del Museo Christian Greco e la sociologa egiziana Malak Rouchdy. Saranno quattro giorni interamente dedicati alla cultura alimentare della terra nilotica, una cultura ricca, ma generalmente sottovalutata a livello internazionale. (..)" * Press report: "Benevento, Museo Arcos: sopralluogo di Erik Risser" URL "Erik Risser, uno dei più bravi e noti restauratori del Paul Getty Museum di Los Angeles, ha ispezionato l’Obelisco del Tempio benevbentano neo-egizio di Iside di epoca imperiale romana custodito al Museo Arcos per provvedere al suo restauro che sarà finanziato dalla Istituzione culturale californiana. (..)" -- See also: "Museo Arcos, caccia al tesoro alla scoperta del Tempio di Iside" URL "Un viaggio dedicato ai ragazzi tra i riti dell'Antico Egitto, l’idea è quella di una caccia al tesoro nel Tempio di Iside. (..)" * Some items relating to Egyptomania [submitted by Michael Tilgner (1)(2)(3) and Kat Newkirk (4)(5)] -- Exhibition: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Hieroglyphen (23 September 2016 - 26 February 2017) URL "Mit der Ausstellung _Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Hieroglyphen_ werden die Werke Kirchners aus der Sammlung der Nationalgalerie erstmals geschlossen vorgestellt. (...) Das Erlebnis der Großstadt, die 'unmittelbare Ekstase', erklärt Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, mündet bereits beim Zeichnen in 'fertige Hieroglyphen'. Kirchner beschreibt mit diesem Begriff seinen Akt der künstlerischen Übersetzung. Die Vielfalt des Gesehenen und Erlebten erscheint in Kirchners Gemälden und Skulpturen nicht realistisch, sondern skizzenhaft überzeichnet. Figuren, Gebäude, Landschaften hat Kirchner abstrahiert, auf einzelne Elemente hin verdichtet. Die Rolle der Erzähler übernehmen oft sprechende Details wie Hüte, Schuhspitzen, Fensterlaibungen, Brückenbögen. Malerei erscheint in diesem Sinne wie ein System aus offenen Zeichen, aus Hieroglyphen." -- Press report: "La maschera di Cleopatra" URL "Halloween si avvicina, e non c’è niente di più glam di una maschera non banale, ma cool e all’insegna della bellezza. Come quella di Cleopatra creata dal brand Facelace: Neferpretty, due mascherine per gli occhi dorate con lapis lazuli blu che ricordano l’Egitto." -- Press report: "Visita straordinaria alla Piramide Cestia a Piazzale Ostiense" URL "La Piramide Cestia, una vera piramide in stile egizio posta al centro di Roma, vicino al Cimitero Acattolico, è stata costruita fra il 18 e il 12 secolo a.C. come tomba per Gaio Cestio Epulone, uno dei septemviri di Roma." -- Press report: "History tidbits served up at Baber Appreciation Day in Pottsville" URL "The monument towering over the grave of Charles Baber was influenced by Egyptian architecture. (..) Charles Baber died April 4, 1885, at age 78, according to his grave marker, a tall, gray obelisk. “The obelisk is, basically, from Egypt. The Baber cemetery, like a lot of cemeteries in eastern United States, has an Egyptian influence,” Zane said.(..)" -- Press report: "Argentina’s Great Landmarks" URL "(..) Resembling the Washington Monument, the Buenos Aires Obelisk is 220 feet tall and was built in 1936 to help celebrate the 400th anniversary of the city. (..)" --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Antico Egitto: con ‘Hera’ è caccia al papiro" URL "Negli scantinati del Museo Egizio di Torino, la seconda più importante collezione al mondo di egittologia, si trova un vero e proprio tesoro ancora sconosciuto. Papiri che qui giacciono da due secoli e di cui non si hanno indicazioni della loro provenienza: nel 1823 Bernardino Drovetti, console di Francia, donò la sua collezione a Carlo Felice di Savoia ma non indicò come ne era venuto in possesso a Deir el-Medina. Papiri che oggi finalmente vengono riscoperti con il progetto 'Hera' (Humanities in the European Research Area) al quale partecipano il Museo Egizio e sette diverse università europee (Leiden, Basilea, Bonn, Monaco di Baviera, Copenaghen, Liegi, Oxford). (..)" --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entry at the "blog" (Tumblr) of the British Museum: -- "Curator’s favourite object: Granodiorite statue of Arsinoe II" (Sept. 16) URL [Submitted by Jan Bailey] * New entry at the blog of the UK National Archives: -- "The Nefertiti affair: the history of a repatriation debate" (Sept. 16) URL [Next two items submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * New entries at the blog (Tumblr) of the Brooklyn Museum: -- "[Early machine-made textiles with ancient Egyptian themes]" (Sept. 14) URL The artefact in the collection: URL -- "[A Marriage scarab of Amenhotep III and Tiye]” (Sept. 18) URL The artefact in the collection: URL * New entry at the blog of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin: -- "Lackkunst in Schloss Köpenick, Teil 4: Das Antikenkabinett im Berliner Schloss" URL "(..) Als prominentes Beispiel sei hier die ägyptische Mumienmaske vorgeführt, die in dem Kupferstich von 1704 im Zentrum des vorderen Tisches aufgestellt ist. (..)" +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- [Submitted by Raymond Betz and Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Delphine Driaux, Marie-Lys Arnette, Instantanés d’Égypte: Trésors photographiques de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale. IFAO, 2016. 368 pp. ISBN 978-2-7247-0695-6. EUR 39. TOC at URL "(..) From the desert roads to the temples of the Nile valley, from the oases to the Theban region, Instantanés d’Égypte recounts through 185 pictures, most of them being unpublished, a century of excavations carried out by the Institut. (..)" -- Note the link includes a nice online video [5:16 mins.]: URL [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Laure Bazin Rizzo, Annie Gasse, Frédéric Servajean, À l'école des scribes. Les écritures de l'Égypte ancienne, SilvanaEditoriale, Milano, 2016. Pb., 290 pp., col. ills. ISBN: 978-8836633319, price: EUR 32 URL "Le présent catalogue accompagne et prolonge l’exposition organisée au Musée Henri Prades, qui regroupe quelque soixante-dix pièces, oeuvres majeures ou moins connues issues des collections du musée du Louvre, ainsi que d’autres pièces inédites de collections privées et universitaires, en les présentant à l’aune des dernières avancées de la recherche égyptologique. Il propose d’une part une vision synthétique claire de ces différentes écritures (hiéroglyphique, hiératique et démotique), de leurs spécificités et emplois respectifs ; il permet d’autre part d’évoquer leur réception aux époques ultérieures et, de manière plus large, la place de l’écrit dans les sociétés." --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * New addition to "Ägyptologische Literatur - digital" of the University of Heidelberg -- Joanna Popielska-Grzybowska (ed.), Proceedings of the first Central European Conference of Young Egyptologists. Egypt 1999: Perspectives of Research. Warsaw 7 - 9 June 1999, Warsaw, 2001. - 172 pp., 41 pls. - pdf-file (normal: 38 MB; large: 112 MB) URL "This volume is mainly a collection of articles based on the papers delivered during the First Central European Conference of Young Egyptologists. Egypt 1999: Perspectives of Research, which was held from the 7th to 9th of June 1999 in the Institute of Archaeology in Warsaw. There are also included articles by those who were unable to attend the Conference and we are especially indebted to these contributors. We would like the publication to present the current state of knowledge about Ancient Egypt with special regard to the perspectives of research. The aim of this publication is to show the way Egyptology could develop in the next millennium." --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * (&) The TOC of the latest issue of Cahiers de Karnak, no. 15, is available at URL --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- * K. A. Clark, S. Ikram, R. P. Evershed, "The significance of petroleum bitumen in ancient Egyptian mummies", in: Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2016, volume 374, issue 2079. URL "(..) The dark colour of many mummies led to the assumption that petroleum bitumen (or natural asphalt) was ubiquitous in mummification; however, this has been questioned for more than 100 years. We test this by investigating 91 materials comprising balms, tissues and textiles from 39 mummies dating from ca 3200 BC to AD 395. Targeted petroleum bitumen biomarker (steranes and hopanes) analyses by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry selected ion monitoring (GC-MS SIM, m/z 217 and 191) showed no detectable bitumen use before the New Kingdom (ca 1550–1070 BC). However, bitumen was used in 50% of New Kingdom to Late Period mummies, rising to 87% of Ptolemaic/Roman Period mummies. Quantitative determinations using 14C analyses reveal that even at peak use balms were never more than 45% w/w bitumen. Critically, the dark colour of balms can be simulated by heating/ageing mixtures of fats, resins and beeswax known to be used in balms. The application of black/dark brown balms to bodies was deliberate after the New Kingdom reflecting changing funerary beliefs and shifts in religious ideology." * A new article has appeared in the online journal ENiM (Égypte nilotique et méditerranéenne): -- Gyula Priskin. "The Astral Myth of Osiris: the Decans of Taurus and Libra" (ENiM 9, p. 79-111 — 21 septembre 2016) URL * Egypt Exploration Society - Anual Report 2015-2016 [in PDF]: URL * Oriental Institute, University of Chicago - News & Notes, no. 231 (Autumn 2016) [in pDF]: URL Includes an article about Kom ed-Dahab in the Eastern Delta. --MISCELLANEOUS-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Book review of: Joann Fletcher, The Story of Egypt: The Civilization that Shaped the World. Pegasus, 2016. 482 pp. $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 American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is looking for an Executive Director - [PDF file:] URL * (&) The Fitzwilliam Museum is looking for a part-time Museum Educator (Schools) (..). In the first instance the majority of teaching will relate to the ancient Egyptian and Greek and Roman collections. (..) Closing date: 25 September 2016 URL * (&) Die Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen sucht zum 15.10.2016 oder später eine wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / einen wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (...) für das Vorhaben „Katalogisierung der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland“ (Arbeitsstelle in Berlin; geplante Laufzeit bis 31.12.2022). (..) Aufgabenbereiche sind: Katalogisierung koptischer Handschriften, Ostraka und Papyri aus deutschen Sammlungen, vornehmlich aus dem Ägyptischen Museum und Papyrussammlung Berlin, in einer Online-Datenbank. Vorausgesetzt werden: Ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium (Promotion bzw. Master/Magister oder Äquivalent) in Koptologie, Theologie, Christlichem Orient, Ägyptologie, Byzantinistik oder in verwandten Fächern. (..) Solide Kenntnisse in koptischer Sprache und der textlichen Überlieferung des christlichen Ägypten. (..) Deadline: 30.9.2016. Full info: URL Project website: URL * (&) Missouri State University is seeking to hire a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the History of the Ancient Near East and/or Mediterranean World excluding Rome. (..) Successful candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach upper-division courses broadly in their specialty including Greece, the Near East and/or Egypt. Deadline: 14 October 2016. Full info: URL URL * (&) An der Abteilung Kairo des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (DAI) ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters / einer wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin in Vollzeit befristet bis zum 31.05.2017 zu besetzen. (..) Der Aufgabenbereich umfasst insbesondere: Überwachung der Arbeiten am Ausgrabungsschnitt in der Wohnstadt des Mittleren Reichs auf Elephantine, bearbeitet im Rahmen des Projekts „Realities of Life (Lebenswirklichkeiten)" inklusive Anleitung der Arbeiter und Hilfskräfte, Fotografie, Vermessung und zeichnerische Dokumentation des Ausgrabungsvorgangs bzw. die Überwachung von studentischen Hilfskräften bei der Ausführung von Dokumentations- und Vermessungstätigkeiten (..) Deadline for applications: 13 September 2016 URL * (&) The UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a full-time Teaching Fellow in Egyptian Archaeology on a 12 month contract, available from 1 September 2016. (..) Applicants will be expected to have a PhD in the archaeology of Egypt or Nubia, and research interest in comparative archaeology, along with good teaching experience at BA and MA level. Deadline for applications is 2 September 2016. Info: URL or search for Ref. nr. 1569006 at URL * (&) The Museo Egizio, Turin, has issued a Recruitment Notice for an Egyptologist-Philologist, with a fixed-term contract to carry out research and curatorial activities on the collection of the Museo Egizio, with a maximum duration of three years. Required are a PhD in Egyptology and authorship of articles, monographs and scientific volumes on the language aspects of Egyptology (Hieroglyphic, Hieratic and/or Demotic). Deadline for applications: 7 October 2016. URL * (&) The Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sidney, is looking for a Professor in Ancient History (Ancient Egypt, Ancient Near East, Ancient Israel, Ancient Greece, Rome, Ancient China, Coptic Studies, Late Antiquity and Byzantium). A PhD in a field relevant to Ancient History is required. Deadline for applications: 4 September 2016 URL * (&) UCL History Department seeks to appoint a Teaching Fellow in the Ancient Near East (Egypt and Nubia) for the 2016-17 session. The post is funded from 21 September 2016 to 31 May 2017 in the first instance. Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field. They must also have experience in undergraduate teaching and assessment. Closing date: 9 August 2016 URL * (&) At the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA), for the ERC Advanced Grant Project ‘The Hyksos Enigma’: -- Post Doc Position, “Trade and Crisis Analyses” (RT6) PhD in Egyptology or a closely related field is required. Closing date for applications: 15 September 2016 URL [PDF-file] * (&) The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Research Associate in Egyptian Archaeology, with a special focus on settlement and harbor archaeology. Applicants should have a PhD degree in Egyptian archaeology, a substantial record of archaeological field experience in Egypt (excavations and surveys) and related publications, including peer-reviewed articles. The direction or co-direction of an existing and ongoing fieldwork project on an Egyptian settlement is required. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2016. URL * (&) At the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA), for the ERC Advanced Grant Project ‘The Hyksos Enigma’: -- Post Doc Position, "Multi-directional Cultural Interference Studies" (RT5) PhD in Egyptology or a closely related field is required. Closing date for applications: 15 August 2016 URL [PDF-file] -- PhD Position “Settlements and Space” (RT4) Master in Egyptology or a closely related field is required. Closing date for applications: 15 August 2016 URL [PDF-file] * (&) At the Université Montpellier 3 (Paul Valery): Professeur des universités - Egyptologie Compétences particulières requises: Maîtrise de l'épigraphie égyptienne (égyptien de tradition, néo-égyptien, hiératique, ptolémaïque), de l'archéologie égyptienne, de l'histoire et de la religion. Closing date for applications: 20 August 2016 URL [PDF-file] * (&) The British Museum is recruiting for a Library Administrator to provide administrative assistance to the Librarian for Ancient Egypt & Sudan (AES) and ensure the successful delivery of a variety of library projects over the coming year. (..) The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a relevant subject, or equivalent, and will have demonstrable administrative experience in a library environment. You will be proficient in library management systems, Word and Excel and preferably will have foreign language skills. (..) Closing date: 20th July 2016 URL * (&) Bei den Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz ist am Ägyptischen Museum zum 15.07.2016 die Stelle einer/eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters (..) zu besetzen. (...) Anforderungen: mit Magister, Master oder vergleichbarer Qualifikation abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium im Fachbereich Ägyptologie (..). Aussagekräftige Bewerbungsunterlagen werden unter Angabe der Kennziffer SMB-ÄMP-2-2016 bis zum 6. Juli 2016 erbeten (..). URL * (&) The University of Arizona seeks to recruit a full-time Research Specialist with expertise in the archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology. (..) The Research Specialist will work with the Egyptian Expedition and Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research on several extant research projects (..). Minimum requirements include: Masters degree in Egyptology; expertise with the material culture of the 19th to 26th Dynasties; familiarity with the methods of dendrochronology (..) Closing date is June 30th, 2016. URL * (&) The Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology Department (SAPE) of the American University in Cairo is seeking a specialist in Coptic Studies (Coptology). Candidates must be able to teach the Coptic language and must also offer at least one other specialty from among the following: Coptic monasticism, Coptic archaeology, Coptic art and architecture, Late Antique Egypt. The candidate will teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. (..) Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2016. URL * (&) National Museums Scotland is seeking to recruit an Assistant Curator to support the Senior Curator in the development of a new Ancient Egypt gallery. (..) It is vital that the candidate has a degree in a related subject (Egyptology or Egyptian archaeology) as well as proven experience in museums or a similar environment. (..) Closing date for applications is Monday 4 July 2016. URL * (&) The Board of Trustees of the Egypt Exploration Society is seeking to appoint a new EES Director to be in post from September/October 2016. Deadline for applications: 8 July 2016. URL [Submitted by Julie Masquelier-Loorius] * (&) A job opening for a specialist of Meroitic civilization, for one year in Paris (Labex RESMED-Paris-Sorbonne University- Musée du Louvre). Deadline for applications: 22 June 2016. URL * (&) The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year, contractually-limited term appointment in Near Eastern Archaeology. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and will begin on July 1, 2016 and end June 30, 2019. Review of applications will begin on June 24, 2016. URL * (&) Several job openings at the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw: -- Director of the PCMA: URL Deadline: 13 June 2016 -- Director of the PCMA Research Center in Cairo: URL Deadline: 13 June 2016 -- Assistant [research specialization in Classical archaeology of Egypt and Syria] URL Deadline: 13 June 2016 -- Assistant [archaeology of Mediterranean and Northeastern Africa] URL Deadline: 13 June 2016 * (&) University of Melbourne, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies (SHAPS), The Classics and Archaeology discipline, is seeking a Principal Tutor in Classics and Archaeology to redesign and deliver the subject 'Ancient Near Eastern Language: Egyptian' as a 'pilot' on-line supported object-based learning unit. (..). Closing date: 8 June 2016 URL * (&) British Museum job opportunity: "Curator: Late Antique Egypt" Closing date: 15 June 2016 URL * (&) The History Department at Missouri State University is searching for a ¾ full time instructor in the history of the Ancient Mediterranean/Near East including Egypt. (..) First date of consideration is June 3 but position will remain open until filled. (..)" URL * (&) In accordance with its statutes, specifically article 22 of the decree nr 2011-164 concerning French schools abroad, IFAO is recruiting two Foreign scientific members for one-year positions, renewable once. They will participate in the IFAO’s archaeological activities and research programmes. One of the two positions is open for renewal. (..) Submission date: 31 May 2016 URL * (&) At the DFG Research Training Group 1878 of the Universities of Bonn and Cologne on the topic of ‘Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies’, eleven doctoral posts are to be filled with effect from October 1st, 2016. (..) The posts are limited to a 2-year period, with the option to continue for max. one year following a positive interim evaluation. (..) These subjects are involved: Ancient American Studies, Ancient History, Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, Byzantine Studies, Christian Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Egyptology, Ethnology, Historic Geography, Islamic Archaeology, Pre- and Early History (..). Closing date for applications: May 31st, 2016 (..) (#) * (&) Bournemouth University, Faculty of Science & Technology, has an opening for a PhD Studentship “The Hyksos in Egypt – Anthropology and population history” . (..) The successful candidate will have a thorough grounding in human skeletal diagnostics, excavation experience, and the ability to read and interpret site maps. Knowledge of Egyptian and Near Eastern history, in particular the Bronze Age, and familiarity with the skeletal evidence of disease and population affiliation will be beneficial. (..) Closing date for applications is 17 June 2016. URL * (&) The Walters Art Museum seeks to hire a curator at the Assistant or Associate level to oversee a collection of over 4,800 works of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Art, comprising one of the largest collections of ancient art in North America. (..) Education: PhD or equivalent with demonstrated experience in Art History/Archaeology in Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, or similar field that is represented in the Walters Art Museum’s ancient collections. (..) Application end date is May 15, 2016. (..) URL * (&) At the Western Washington University, Department of History, there is an opening for a One-year Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of History beginning on September 16, 2016, through June 15, 2017. The position is open to historians of the Ancient Near East, including Egypt. (..) Materials must be received by May 16, 2016. URL * (&) Excellence Cluster TOPOI, Humboldt University Berlin - Ausschreibung eines Doktorandenstipendiums (Ägyptologie / Koptologie) Im Exzellenzcluster 264 Topoi wird zum Wintersemester 2016/2017 (Beginn: 01.10.2016) ein Doktorandenstipendium ausgeschrieben. Die Annahme des Stipendiums ist mit der Aufnahme in die Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) des Berliner Antike- Kollegs und mit der Teilnahme am Promotionsprogramm „Ancient Languages and Texts“ verbunden, dem ein strukturiertes Curriculum zugrunde liegt. Bewerber/innen sollten einen herausragenden Universitätsabschluss im Fach Ägyptologie vorweisen können und Interesse an sprachwissenschaftlichen Themen haben. Kenntnisse in Demotisch, Koptisch und Griechisch sind erwünscht. Im Themenbereich des Sprachwandels im jüngeren Ägyptisch soll eine eigenständige Forschungsarbeit zu griechischen Wörtern in ptolemäer- und römerzeitlichen ägyptischen Texten erarbeitet werden. (..) Deadline: 10. Mai 2016 info: [PDF] URL English: URL * (&) The State University of Milan (Italy) has just advertised a position for a research fellow ("ricercatore") in Egyptology. Deadline for applications: 9 May 2016. Full info: URL * (&) Yale University intends to appoint a Postdoctoral Associate in Egyptology for the academic year 2016-17. (..) A Ph.D. in Egyptology is required. (..) Deadline for applications: May 15th, 2016. (...) Full info: URL * (&) An der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg sind an der Philosophischen Fakultät Stellen für Wissenschaftliche Hilfskräfte im Umfang von 78 Stunden pro Monat zum 01.09.2016 befristet für die Dauer von vier Monaten zu besetzen. (..) Deadline: 17.06.2016 (#) * (&) The graduate school of eikones (the center for the study of images at the Universität Basel) invites application for 5 PhD student positions in the fields of Egyptology, Art History, Musicology, Philosophy, Media Studies or German Literature. The duration is three years, 1.9.2016 – 31.8.2019. The closing date for application is 25.4.2016. URL URL * (&) The ERC Advanced Grant ‘The Hyksos Enigma’ at the Host Institution the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) - Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA) is offering a PostDoc or PhD position for Research Track 2 (Migration Studies). (..) This project seeks to shed light on a very obscure and little understood part in Egyptian history, the so called Hyksos Period and its prelude (c. 1750-1530 BC), during which Egypt was confronted with two heretofore unparalleled phenomena: an influx of a substantial foreign population and - probably as a result - the rule of a foreign dynasty over large parts of Egypt. (..) Required: Master or PhD in Egyptology or a closely related field. Experience in the theoretical background for migration studies. Expertise in Egyptological and Ancient Near Eastern texts. Solid archaeological background. Start date: 01.01.2017. Closing date for applications: 15.06.2016 Full info: URL URL * (&) The Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC) at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, Jilin Province, P. R. China, invites applications for a full-time Visiting Professorship in Egyptology. The appointment will be fixed term from 1st September 2016 through 15th July 2017, with the possibility of an extension for the following year. (..) Deadline for applications: April 30th, 2016. (#) * (&) Job vacancy at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History of Uppsala University: Chair in Egyptology The closing date for applications is 16 May 2016. URL * (&) An der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg ist am Würzburger Altertumswissenschaftlichen Zentrum eine Forschungsfellowship (eine Stelle für eine Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / einen Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter) zum 01.06.2016 oder zu einem nächstmöglichen späteren Zeitpunkt befristet für die Dauer von vier Monaten zu besetzen. (..) Einstellungsvoraussetzungen: Fachlich einschlägiges Hochschulstudium und Promotion in einem der folgenden Fächer: Ägyptologie, Alte Geschichte, Altorientalistik, Indologie, Klassische Archäologie, Klassische Philologie, Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft, Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Vor- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie. (..) The closing date for applications is 22 April 2016. (#) * (&) The Fitzwilliam Museum of the University of Cambridge is looking for an Assistant Keeper – Antiquities The successful candidate will have an established track-record of academic expertise in an area relevant to the collections: given the specialism of the current Keeper, preference may, but not inevitably, be given to Egyptologists. (...) Closing date: 27 April 2016 URL * (&) Université Montpellier 3 (Paul Valéry): Professeur des universités, Profil: Égyptologie Job profile : The candidate will teach egyptian epigraphy (traditionnal egyptian , new-egyptian, hieratic, ptolemaic), archeology, history, religion and other facts of pharaonic society ; manage Phd; share his searches with others searchers of team 'Egypte Nilotique et Mediterraneenne'. Date de prise de fonction : 01/09/2016 URL * (&) Université Paris 4 (PARIS-SORBONNE) Professeur des universités, Profil: Histoire de l'Égypte pharaonique. Job profile : We seek to appoint a full-fledged Egyptologist, a specialist in the history of Egypt before the Macedonian conquest. The candidate should possess a mastery of the Egyptian language (hieroglyphic and hieratic texts) as well as of all the sources pertaining to the Egypt of the Pharaons (archaeology, epigraphy, papyrology). Date de prise de fonction : 01/09/2016 URL ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) The Richard H. Wilkinson Research Fellowship The Fellowship supports Egyptological and archaeological research in the area of ancient Thebes or elsewhere in Upper Egypt. (..) Applications are due November 15th, 2016 for awards in 2017. URL * (&) Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg und DAAD - Ausschreibung von 5 Stipendien für ein museums- und altertumswissenschaftliches Auslandssemester an der Helwan Universität (HU) in Kairo im Fach "Museum Studies" (..) Voraussetzung für die Vergabe eines Stipendiums ist die Immatrikulation für die MA-Studiengänge „Museum und Alte Kulturen“, „Ägyptologie mit 120 ECTS“ oder „Museumswissenschaft/Museum Studies“ an der JMU. (..) Deadline: 15.07.2016 info: 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 & 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-- * (&) Dear Colleagues and Friends, I would like to inform that the new edition of the 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 * (&) Course at the Oriental Institute, Chicago: "Fashion in the Nile: Textiles and Dress in the Ancient Egyptian Society" Saturday, August 27, September 10, and September 17, 2016. Registration Deadline: August 19, 2016 URL * (&) Curso de Egiptología 2016-2017 de la Asociación Española de Egiptología: “Creencias y sabiduría en el Antiguo Egipto” Museo de San Isidro-Los Orígenes de Madrid. Plaza de San Andrés, nº 2, Madrid Viernes, del 7 de octubre de 2016 a 21 de abril de 2017, 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 * (&) 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 * (&) Eikones (University of Basel) invites applications for the summer school "Iconicity in writing. Practices and constraints", to be held in Basel, 4-9 September 2016. The summer school will concern the Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Chinese writing systems and is intended for advanced and graduate students in any of the relevant fields (Egyptology, Assyriology, Sinology, etc.) as well as, more broadly, students with a marked interest in the cognitive, high-cultural or aesthetic facets of the problem. Familiarity with one complex writing system is an advantage. The courses will be taught in English. Eikones will provide accommodation and lunch. Participants will receive additional information and bibliographies for the different courses after the accepted students have been confirmed. date: 4-9 September 2016. Please send applications as a pdf to email by 30 May 2016. info: URL info: poster - URL info: course description - URL * (&) "BLUE: a symposium exploring aspects of life in ancient Egypt" URL Egypt seen through the theme of the colour blue. A selection of 12 lectures presented in a symposium style, by Dr Joyce Tyldesley, Dr Steven Snape, Prof. Paul Nicholson, Dr Glenn Godenho, and Dr Campbell Price. FREE - 3 hour videos. * (&) HieroEducation - offering online Egyptology courses: URL "(..) We’re offering an Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs to begin with, and will be expanding our portfolio of courses from there. (..) The courses are entirely online, and are based around live classes where you can discuss what you’ve learned with your course tutor, and video lectures and other teaching materials (downloadable resources, quizzes and challenges and more) which you can access anytime you like. (..)" Tutor: Dr Joanna Kyffin * (&) A series of free, on-line classes in Egyptology are being offered by U. Manchester: URL --TRIPS & TOURS-- [Only tours organized by non-profit Egyptological organisations (notably if the proceeds go to public education or site excavation/conservation) will be listed here.] * (&) Friends of the Petrie Museum in Egypt 2016 2 – 12 October 2016 Accompanied by Lucia Gahlin, with guest speakers joining in Egypt. Including a visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo (now that photography is allowed), a 2-day visit to all the open parts of Saqqara, including the most recently opened tomb of Tutankhamun’s wetnurse Maia, then to the sites in Middle Egypt, including a comprehensive 2-day tour of Amarna, and ‘special openings’ of the closed sites of Deir el-Bersha and Antinoopolis. This tour is open to non Friends of the Petrie Museum as well. Anyone joining this tour would be supporting the New Hermopolis Project and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. URL --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * TBA +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- HR, September 26, 2016, 10:50-11:05 "Den sieben Weltwundern auf der Spur: Die Pyramiden von Gizeh" -- HR, September 2016, 11:05-11:20 "Den sieben Weltwundern auf der Spur: Die Pyramiden - Grundidee und Konstruktion" * Dutch TV: -- Nat. Geo., 25 September 2016, 22:00-23:00 "Ëgypt's Treasure Guardians" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --SOFTWARE & APPS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- * TBA * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --MUSIC & THEATRE-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Review: ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ at Brave Spirits Theatre" URL Shakespeare’s "Antony and Cleopatra" plays through October 1, 2016 at Brave Spirits Theatre in Alexandria VA. [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Aida, Verdi et l'Égypte" URL "Selon Operabase, qui compile les statistiques mondiales sur l'opéra, l'opéra se classait au 12e rang des plus joués durant la saison 2014-2015. (...) C'est au metteur en scène François Racine que l'on a confié cette production d'Aida. Travaillant avec des décors et des costumes appartenant à l'Opéra de Montréal depuis les années 90, il a abordé l'oeuvre dans une perspective plutôt traditionnelle, tout en essayant de rendre le tout plus fluide, en dépit des lignes droites et du côté statique de l'esthétique égyptienne." +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA ++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- a) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * 4th Annual Mini-Seminar: "Pyramids of Ancient Egypt" Speakers: David O'Connor, Adela Oppenheim, Stephen Harvey. date: June 11, 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 b) ARCE/New York Chapter * "The World of Egypt's Elephantine Island: Recent Discoveries and New Approaches," by Dr. Verena Lepper (Director of the ERC-Grant- Project, ELEPHANTINE, Tenured Curator for Egyptian and Oriental Papyri, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Honorary Professor, Egyptian and Oriental Papyri at the Humboldt University Berlin, and current Visiting Scholar, ISAW/NYU) Organized by ARCE/NY in co-sponsorship with New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU). Reception to follow Lecture. date: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:00 p.m. 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: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at URL * “‘Child in the Nest’: Children as Agents and Patients in Pharaonic Egyptian Rituals”, by Kasia Szpakowska (PhD, FSA, Associate Professor of Egyptology, Dept. of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology, Swansea University, Wales) Organized by ARCE/NY in co-sponsorship with the Egyptological Seminar Of New York (ESNY). date: Friday, September 23, 2016; 6:30 p.m. place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Studio, Uris Center, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY costs: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at email * TBA date: ..., 2016; 6:00 p.m. place: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, 23rd Floor Reception (Entrance to 7 Times Square is on Broadway at 42nd Street (next to The Loft). Photo ID is required to enter the building. You will then proceed to the 5th floor Sky Lobby and take the second elevator bank to the 23rd floor reception). costs: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at email info: URL * TBA Organized by ARCE/NY in co-sponsorship with New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU). Reception to follow Lecture. date: ..., 2016; 6:00 p.m. 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: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at URL * TBA date: ..., 2015; 6:00 p.m. place: Unitarian Church of All Souls (Sanctuary) 1157 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10075 (URL) costs: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at email c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * "Clearly Valuable: What Glass at the Ancient Site of Karanis Reveals about Roman Egypt", by Dr. Angela Susak Pitzer date: Monday, August 1, 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 for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU 15 East 84th Street New York, NY * TBA date: .., 2014; 06:00 PM info: URL e) ARCE/Chicago Chapter URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 5:00pm place: LaSalle Bank Room, the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago costs: free and open to the public info: tel. 773-702-1062. f) Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World Brown University, 60 George Street, Providence, RI 02912 * Workshop: "State of the Field 2016: Archaeology of Egypt" A two-day workshop focusing on the ways in which boundaries are being broken in Egyptian archaeology -- temporally, geographically, methodologically, and politically -- and how it can improve, and why it needs to do so. Keynote speaker: Stuart Tyson Smith date: September 23-24, 2016. place: Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Hall Room 108 and List Art Building costs: free and open to the public info: programme at URL URL g) ARCE/ Northwest Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm - 8:30pm place: Gowen Hall 201, University of Washington, Seattle costs: free and open to the public info: URL URL h) ARCE/Northern Texas Chapter URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start place: Fondren Science Building, Room 123, at the Southern Methodist University campus, 3125 Daniel, Dallas, Texas. costs: free to visitors and members (donations at the door welcome) info: email i) ARCE/New Orleans Area Interest Group (ARCE-NOLA) * TBA date: ..., 2015; 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. place: 305 Dinwiddie Hall, Tulane University (New Orleans, US) info: email; URL j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * "Lapis Lazuli: Ancient Egypt’s 'Splendid and Costly Stone'," by Dr. Diana Craig-Patch (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) date: September 11, 2016; 3:00 PM place: Room 20, Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley costs: no charge, but donations are very welcome. info: email k) ARCE/Washington DC Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 p.m place: Benjamin T. Rome Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC cost: $5.00/person info: URL l) Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Overland Park, KS * "Unlocking the Great Pyramid: Khufu Revealed", by Jean-Pierre Houdin date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016; 7 pm place: the Carlsen Center's Polsky Theatre, JCCC info: URL * "Unlocking the Great Pyramid: Khufu Reborn," by Jean-Pierre Houdin date: Thursday, April 28, 2016; 1 p.m. place: the Hudson Auditorium, located in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, JCCC info: URL m) Center for Ancient Studies, New York University * The 2016 Rose-Marie Lewent Conference: "New Yorkers in the Land of The Pharaohs: Fieldwork in Egypt by New York Institutions” The conference will showcase the fieldwork of three New York institutions in Egypt: NYU, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. Speakers from these institutions will present their current research in Egypt, along with their thoughts on the history and future of fieldwork there. date: March 31, 2016 - April 1, 2016 place: NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East (enter at 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place [wheelchair accessible]). costs: free and open to the public. info: URL info: program at URL info: email n) ARCE/New England Chapter * "Child in the Nest:" Children in Ancient Egyptian Religion & Rituals", by Kasia Szpakowska (Swansea University, Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project) date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016; 6:00 PM place: Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Building, Room 224, 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 info: email * "Different Ethnicities in Avaris (Tell el-Daba) from the Late Middle Kingdom, the Hyksos Period until the Beginning of the New Kingdom", by Prof. Manfred Bietak (Principle Investigator, The Hyksos Enigma Project, Editor in Chief, Egypt and the Levant) date: Thursday, October 6, 2016; 6:00 PM place: Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Building, Room 224, 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 info: email o) ARCE / Tennessee Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 p.m. place: View Room (350), University Center, University of Memphis costs: free, and open to the public. info: email p) American Research Center in Egypt / Orange Country Chapter URL * TBA date: ..., 2015; 10:00am - 3:30pm PDT place: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 costs: $25 for Non-Members, $15 for ARCE, EEO, Bowers Members & Students info: email info: URL q) ARCE / Arizona Chapter website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5:30 p.m. place: University of Arizona Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd. Tucson, Arizona costs: free and open to all info: URL URL r) The Yale Egyptological Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) at Yale University * "The Mysteries of Nefertiti", by Dr. Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol) date: April 7, 2016; 4pm place: A 60, Watson Centre, 60 Sachem Street, Yale University, New Haven * "Dancing Ostriches" and "Horns of Light". Semiotic Musings on (some) Egyptian Composite Crowns, by Dr. Katja Goebs (University of Toronto) date: April 21, 2016; 5pm place: B60, Watson Centre, 60 Sachem Street, Yale University, New Haven * "Six Seasons of Excavation at the Wadi al-Jarf, Egypt, the Habor of King Khufu on the Read Sea Coast (ca. 2000-2550 BC)," by Dr. Gregory Marouard (University of Chicago) date: April 29, 2016; 5pm place: 17 Hillhouse Avenue, room 5, Yale University, New Haven s) Yale Egyptological Institute and NELC Department at Yale University * Conference: "Ritual Landscape and Performance" The first day is dedicated to the field of Egyptology and Coptic Studies, the second day to ancient and modern Mesopotamia, the ancient Near East, ancient Greece, Meso-America, and ancient China. date: September 23-24, 2016 place: Yale University, Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 211, 320 York Street, New Haven CT, 06511 USA. costs: free and open to the public; please RSVP to email info: final program and abstracts at URL t) Warren County Public Library * Lecture TBA, by Dr Zahi Hawass place: Sloan Convention Center, 1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY 42103 date: Thursday, August 18, 2016; 6 p.m. costs: free and open to the public; registering required info: URL u) - v) Save Nubia Project (SNP) * SNP Seminar: "Classical African Pyramid Builders in Sudan & Egypt" date: Saturday October 29, 2016; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT place: John & Jean Knox Center, Contra Costa College, 2600 Mission Bell Drive, San Pablo, CA 94806 info: URL --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: .., 2015; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2014; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: email URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * Annual Egyptological colloquium: "Statues in contexts: production, meaning and (re)uses" This two-day colloquium will look at how and why Egyptian statues were originally displayed or kept invisible, transported, transformed or buried, with recent research and discoveries providing significant new insights. The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology 2016 will be given by Christian E. Loeben (13 July 2016; 18.00). date: 13-14 July 2016 place: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum costs: tickets £50; members/concessions £35 info: URL info: the programme is now up at URL info: the abstracts are now up at URL b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * TBA date: ..., 2016; 18:30 place: Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building UCL, opposite UCL main gates, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT info: URL c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * Conference: "Current British Archaeology in Egypt" The directors of sixteen of projects will present the results of their work. date: Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th July 2016 place: The Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH info: programme at URL * TBA date: ... 2015 place: The Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG info: programme at URL * TBA date: ..... 2014; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm place: EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG costs: members GBP 10 (students GBP 5), non-members GBP 12 (students GBP 6) info: URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * "It's in there! What CT scans can tell us about a mummy", by Dr Robert Loynes (University of Manchester) date: 26 April 2016; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 * University of Bristol Amelia Edwards Memorial Lecture: "Pharaohs, princesses, priests, and robbers: recent research in the Valley of the Kings", by Prof. Susanne Bickel (University of Basel) date: 5 May 2016; 18:00 place: Priory Road Lecture Theatre, 12 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU costs: free for members, £2.00 for non-members. info: URL * "Exodus – Myth or History?", by David Rohl date: 14 June 2016; 18:45 place: Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, BS8 1SS e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * "Reflections on the Nile: some results from the Theban Harbours & Waterscapes Survey", by Dr Kris Strutt date: 18th June 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 * Study Day: "The Temples of Thebes", with Aidan Dodson date: Saturday 16th July 2016; 9.30am – 4.30pm place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: £20 for members and £25 non-members; for booking, contact email info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Wales, Swansea * TBA date: ... 2016; 7.00pm place: 'Fulton House 2' Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, £3.00 non-members info: phone 01792 295960 g) University of Liverpool Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology * Conference: "Undercurrents: New Work on Egyptian Commerce and Communication Outside the Nile Valley" date: 12 September 2016; 09:00 - 17:30 place: Foyer and Lecture Theatre 1 Rendall Building, Rendall Building, Bedford Street South, Liverpool, L69 7WW costs: free, but registration is required at email info: URL URL info: programme at URL URL h) Birmingham Egyptology * 3rd Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Ancient Egypt: Looking Out and Looking In" date: 19th February 2016 place: Garfield Weston Room of the ERI Building, University of Birmingham info: URL info: the full programme and abstracts are at URL i) Kemet Klub * TBA date: ... 2015; 10:00-16:30 place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR costs: £31.67 info: booking with email j) TBA * 1st International Conference on Birds in Ancient Egypt date: 3 - 6 April 2017 place: TBA, Swansea info: email k) The British Association of Near Eastern Archaeologists URL * BANEA Conference 2017: "Grand Challenges and Blue Skies in the Study of the Ancient Near East" Deadline for sessions/workshops propolas is 15 September 2016; deadline for individual paper abstracts is 31 October 2016. date: 4-6 January 2017 place: University of Glasgow info: URL info: email ---BANEA South-East/The London Centre for the Ancient Near East--- URL * TBA date: .., 2014: 18.00 place: Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, London WC1. info: email l) Essex Egyptology Group * TBA date: ..., 2014; 3pm place: Spring Lodge Community Centre, Witham, Essex info: email m) Leicestershire Ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 1:30 for a 2pm start place: Lord Mayors Room, New Walk Museum, Leicester info: email n) Bloomsbury Summer School * Study Day: "Shipwrecks and Sunken Cities: maritime archaeology shedding light on Egypt and the Mediterranean’s ancient navigation, trade, industry and religion" Speakers: Dr Aurélia Masson-Berghoff, Mr Peter Campbell, Dr Ross Iain Thomas, and Dr Paul Roberts date: Saturday 17th September 2016; 10.00 am - 5.30 pm place: Cruciform Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT costs: GBP 40 info: programme and booking info at URL o) Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge * Seminar: "The Coffin Workshop" date: 4-6 April 2016 place: Fitzwilliam Museum * Conference: "Ancient Egyptian Coffins, past - present - future" Abstracts of papers are invited before 11 December 2015. date: 7–9 April 2016 place: Judge Business School, University of Cambridge info: email info: URL p) Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project 2K * Conference: "Demon Things: Ancient Egyptian Manifestations of Liminal Entities" date: 21-24 March 2016 place: Swansea University and The Egypt Centre, Wales info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL The call for papers is open now until May 1 [was: March 1], 2015. info: general programme at URL info: abstracts of papers at URL q) Egyptian Society Taunton * TBA date: ... 2015; doors open at 1.30 pm for 2 pm start place: The Old School Room, Castle House in the Museum of Somerset complex, TA1 4AA costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £7.50 info: URL r) West Midlands Egyptology Society (WMES) * 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 * Conference: "Looking to the Future: Engagements in Archaeology – Egypt and the Near East" date: 28 - 30 October 2016 place: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH info: the provisional conference schedule is now up at URL NB: poster submissions are still being accepted. s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 12:45pm place: Room 301, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ costs: £5 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2015; 19:30 - 21:00 place: New King's 10, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3FX costs: free info: mail info: URL * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ... 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) * Study Day: "Puzzles at Amarna: Discarding the idea of Amarna religion; stunted lives; Nefertiti’s fate." by Prof. Barry Kemp date: Saturday, July 16th, 2016; 10.00am-4.30pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ costs: £30 info: programme and booking form at URL u) University of Birmingham Edgbaston campus Birmingham B15 2TT * Conference: "Tea with the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt & the Modern Imagination" The meeting encourages discussions of ancient Egypt as imagined by ‘Western civilisation’ from Napoleon’s invasion until the millennium. Abstracts for papers, on any aspect of ancient Egypt in the modern cultural imagination, are invited by 31 May 2016. date: 23-24 September 2016 info: URL v) The Department of Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Sciences Bournemouth University Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB * Conference: "Contextualising the Dead" date: 16-18 December 2016 A cross disciplinary conference examining the role of the dead in society (past and present). The conference is targetted towards researchers whom are working on mortuary practices, beliefs and associated remains, monumentality and landscapes to facilitate wider scholarly debate on their work. Specialities encompassed, but not limited to, are human evolution, landscape archaeology, field archaeology, bioarchaeology, sociology, ethnology, ethnohistory and history. The deadline for submission of session proposals is the 1st May 2016. info: URL w) British Science Festival (Swansea University, Wales) * "The Imaginal Realm of Ancient Egyptian Supernatural Beings” by Dr. Kasia Szpakowska and Amber Furmage (includes visit to the Egypt Centre, handling session, and launch of online catalogue of Ancient Egyptian supernatural beings for the public.) date: September 6, 2016; 1:00 PM place: Fulton House, room West, Swansea University, Wales, UK costs: free, but registration is required info: URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 15:00 place: Leemanszaal, National Museum of Antiquities (RMO), Rapenburg 28, Leiden. info: email b) Theban Mountains Foundation * Seminar "Deir el Medina" date: Saturday 3th September, 2016; 10:00 -17:30 place: Lipsius, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden costs: EUR 35 (students EUR 5) info: programme at 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 * "Research and restoration of the golden mask of Tutankhamun", by Dr. Christian Eckmann date: 19 June 2016; 16:00 place: Tempelzaal, RMO, Leiden costs: EUR 5, to be booked in advance at URL e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) - b) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim * International Conference on Comparative Mummy Studies date: 7-9 April 2016 costs: EUR 60 (students EUR 30); registration before March 31, 2016 info: conference programme at URL c) - d) Freundeskreis Ägyptologie e.V.: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:30 place: Philosophicum, Hörsaal P 1, Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz e) - f) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA date: ..., 2014, 6:30 pm place: Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, room: 121 g) - h) Institut für Ägyptologie und Altorientalistik Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, D 55099 Mainz * TBA i) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:30 costs: EUR 2,50 / 2; Mitglieder des Fördervereins have free entry. info: URL j) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA k) Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie Universität zu Köln Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Köln * TBA l) Uschebtie e.V. Der Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Seminars für Ägyptologie der Universität Köln URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 19:30 Uhr place: Hörsaalgebaäude, Hörsaal D, Universität Köln info: email m) - n) Förderverein für Ägyptologie und Koptische Studien e.V. Hiddestorfer Str. 3, 30952 Ronnenberg URL * TBA o) Excellence Cluster TOPOI Humboldt University Berlin * Conference: "'Scholars, Priests and Temples - Babylonian and Egyptian Science in Context'" The conference will bring together specialists in Late Babylonian, Late Egyptian and Egyptian Graeco-Roman science as well as experts in the temple institutions and the social and institutional contexts in which scholarship was practiced. date: 12-14 May 2016 place: Topoi Building Mitte, Room 1.03, Hannoversche Straße 6, 10099 Berlin info: programme at URL p) Ägyptisches Museum "Georg Steindorff" der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig * TBA date: ... 2015; 18:15 place: Hörsaal 8, Hörsaalgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, Leipzig info: email --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * "Quotes and Uses of Middle Kingdom Art during the Thutmosid Period", by Dimitri Laboury date: 31 March 2016; doors open at 17:30 for a 18:00 start info: abstract at URL info: email b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * "The Mysteries of Nefertiti", by Dr Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol) date: Tuesday 5 January 2016; 6:00 pm place: Garden Room, British Council, 192 Sharia El-Nil, Agouza-Cairo. info: URL info: email c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * TBA date: ... 2015; 18h00 info: URL d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2015; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) The t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology * TBA date: ... 2015; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * "A Quest for Identity: Archaeological and analytical and reconstructive study for three unknown coffins from the Late Period [lecture in Arabic]", by Eman Zidan date: Monday, September 5, 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 * "Pyramid complex of King DjedKaRa-Issisi in South Saqqara: Sixty years of oblivion [lecture in Arabic]", by Mohamed Megahed date: Monday, October 3, 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 * "Dreams in ancient Egypt [lecture in Arabic]", by Hend Salah ELDin. date: Monday, November 7, 2016; 6:30 pm place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, Ministry of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek costs: free and open to all info: email g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 18:00 - 20:00 h) Writing and Scripts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina 21526 El Chatby, Alexandria * TBA date: ... 2014; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2014; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email j) - 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 l) South Asasif Conservation Project * Conference: "Thebes in the first millenium B.C." date: September 25–29, 2016 place: Mummification Museum, Luxor info: URL info: programme at URL m) Research Centre in Cairo Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw 11 Mahalla st., Cairo –Heliopolis, Egypt * "The history of Nekloni monastery in Fayyum. 5th-14th century", Prof. Wlodzimierz Godlewski date: Thursday, 6th of October 2016; 6 pm place: Research Centre in Cairo, PAM, 11 Mahalla St., Heliopolis info: email --ITALY-- a) L'Università degli Studi di Milano Dipartimento di Studi letterari, filologici e linguistici * "7th Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology Conference" Abstracts of papers are invited before September 30, 2016. date: July 3-7 [was: May 8-12], 2017 place: Università degli Studi di Milano, Sala Napoleonica, Via S. Antonio, 12, Milano 20122 info: email 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: ..., 2014; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) Associazione Culturale "MUMMY PROJECT" URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:00 place: Libreria Labirinto, via Benvenuto Sangiorgio, 4, Casale Monferrato info: email --FRANCE-- a) Rencontres Egyptologiques de Strasbourg website * TBA date: ... 2014; 18h45 place: Maison des Associations, 1A place des Orphelins 67000 Strasbourg costs: non-members EUR 6 (students EUR 3) info: email b) l'Association Égyptologique du Gard URL * TBA date: ...2014; 20:00 place: Centre Pablo Néruda, 30000 Nîmes costs: free c) Association d'Egyptologie ISIS * TBA date: ... 2015; 14 h 30 place: Auditorium du Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, 12, rue Voltaire, Nantes costs: open to all; adults EUR 12, students EUR 5 info: URL d) Project “Momies Animales et Humaines EgyptienneS” (MAHES) * 1st International Symposium on Animals in Ancient Egypt (ISAAE 2016) Abstracts of papers and posters are invited before 10 January 2016. date: June 1-3, 2016 place: Musée des Confluences, Lyon info: URL info: programme with abstracts of papers at URL e) Bibliothèque nationale de France * Cycle: "Archéologie en Egypte: de la fouille à l'écriture de l'Histoire" en partenariat avec l'Université Paris Sorbonne Lecture 4: Claire Somaglino - "Sur la route du cuivre et de la turquoise: le site d'Ayn Sokhna dans le golfe de Suez" date: wednesday, 30 March 2016; 6:30 PM place: quai François Mauriac 75013 Paris costs: free and open to the public (please book by calling 01 53 79 49 49 or e-mailing to visites@bnf.fr) info: URL f) Musée du Louvre 75058 Paris * "24h avec... Champollion" Series of lectures, workshops, films, and concerts surrounding the life and work of Jean-François Champollion. date: 18-19 June 2016 place: l’auditorium du Louvre info: programme at URL --PORTUGAL-- a) Gate of the Priests Project & Center of Classical and Humanistic Studies of the University of Coimbra & Center of History of the University of Lisbon * Colloquium: "Bab el-Gasus in Context: Egyptian Funerary Culture during the 21st Dynasty" Abstracts of papers are invited before April 30, 2016. date: September 19-20, 2016 place: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Av. de Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisboa info: email info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL info: programme [download link at end of page] at URL b) Universidade Nova de Lisboa * VIIIth European Conference of Egyptologists (CECE 8): "Egypt 2017: Perspectives of Research" date: June 26, 2017 - July 1, 2017 place: Lisbon info: URL --BELGIUM-- a) - b) Department of Egyptology of the University of Liège * "Les carrières d'albâtre égyptien à Hatnoub : nouveaux textes issus d'un ancien site", by Roland Enmarch (University of Liverpool) date: May 31st, 2016; 18:00 place: Salle Lumière, l'Université de Liège, Place du XX août, 7 (Bât. A1), 4000 Liège info: URL c) Nederlands-Vlaamse Egyptologendag * 44e Vlaams-Nederlandse Egyptologendag 2016 date: 5 November 2016; 10:30-17:30 place: Justus Lipsiuszaal, Faculteit Letteren, KU Leuven, Blijde Inkomststraat 21, Leuven info: URL info: email --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 --AUSTRALIA-- a) Monash University * Fourth Australasian Egyptology Conference Abstracts must be submitted before 30 June 2016. date: 16–18 September, 2016 place: Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 900 Dandenong Road Caulfield East, Victoria 3145 info: URL b) Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre * "Pyramids, Mummies and Cleopatra: Recent Discoveries", by Dr Zahi Hawass date: 5 October 2016; 7:00pm place: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Riverside Theatre, Perth WA 6000 info: URL --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 --GREECE-- a) Hellenic Institute of Egyptology * Conference: "Environment & Religion in Ancient & Coptic Egypt: Sensing the Cosmos through the Eyes of the Divine" Egyptological conference held in memoriam of Prof. Dr Mosalam Shaltout (1946-2015). Abstracts of papers are invited before the end of April 2016. date: 1 - 3 February 2017 place: The People’s University of Athens, Athens, Greece info: The final form of the 1st Circular may be found at URL info: email --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * "Origins 6: Sixth International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt" Deadline for abstracts of papers is 28th of February 2016. date: 10-15 September 2017 place: Vienna info: URL info: 2nd Call for Papers at URL info: email b) Universität Wien Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät Institut für Ägyptologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, A-1190 Wien * 48. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz (SÄK) 2016: "Ägypten. Heute. Zur Zukunft der Vergangenheit" date: 15-17 July 2016 info: URL 1. Rundbrief, 21.10.2015: URL Anmeldeformular: URL info: "2. Rundbrief" and "2. Anmeldeformular" are now available at URL info: preliminary programme at URL c) Institut für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie (OREA) Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna * 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (10ICAANE) Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 June 2015. Egyptian Archaeology is among the focus themes. date: 25–29 April 2016 info: <10icaane@oeaw.ac.at> info: 1st circular at URL info: 3rd circular is now up at URL d) Egypt and Austria Society * Conference "Egypt and Austria XI: In Search of the Orient" Deadline for submission of abstracts is 1st of March 2016. place: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien date: 20 - 24 September 2016 info: email info: URL --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA --BRAZIL-- a) - --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts Czech Institute of Egyptology Celetná 20, CZ-110 00 Prague 1 tel.: +420 224491394, fax: +420 224491628 URL * TBA b) National Museum – Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures Betlémské námestí 1, CZ-11000 Prague 1 * 12th International Conference for Meroitic Studies Abstracts of papers are invited before December 31, 2015. date: 5-9 September, 2016. place: The National Museum, Vinohradská 1, 110 00 Praha 1 info: First Circular at URL --POLAND-- a) Current Research in Egyptology * CRE XVII 2016 Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 November 2015. date: 4-7 May 2016 place: Kraków info: first circular at URL info: email --PERU-- a) World Mummy Congress * 9th World Congress of Mummy Studies Proposals for panel sessions are invited before 15 September 2015, after which paper proposals will be invited until 15 December 2015. date: 27-30 July 2016 place: Lima, Peru info: email info: URL --CROATIA-- a) - +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York NY 10028 URL * Re-opening of two renovated Galleries of Ptolemaic Art date: July 1, 2016 - ongoing info: press release at URL "(..) The two rooms, galleries 133 and 134 in the Lila Acheson Wallace Galleries of Egyptian Art, are located midway between the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium and The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing. A number of loans from a private collection will be included. (..) Originally installed in 1976, the Ptolemaic galleries closed for renovation in July 2015. (..)" info: MMA blog report at URL With many photos. info: English press report at URL "(..) An important work is the 72-foot-long ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead of the Priest of Horus, Imhotep (Imuthes) (around 332- 200 BC), a series of vignettes written on papyrus that were compiled and buried with the deceased to guide them through the path toward rebirth. Other highlights include three wrapped mummies and their coffins, faience tiles from a shrine, statuaries that depict royalty such as queen Cleopatra VII, and other personal, domestic and funerary items from the period. (..)" With photo of a BD vignette with crocodiles. b) Archbishop Alter Library Mount St. Joseph University, 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233-1671 URL * “Umi the mummy” date: August 2016 - TBA On display is an Egyptian child mummy (dating ca. A.D. 80-210), on loan from Cincinnati Museum Center, along with an exhibit with text panels and videos describing the scientific procedures used to analyze the mummy, and with replicas of the 20 amulets buried with the child (incl. descriptions of their meaning along with a visualization of their placement). info: URL URL c) Cranbrook Institute of Science? 39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801 URL * “Tutankhamun: Wonderful things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” date: February 3, 2017 - September 3, 2017 Travelling exhibition that features 124 replicas of items from Tutankhamun's tomb. It has been at many North- American venues since 1996, most recently at the Science Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke (June 14, 2014 - January 4, 2015) and the Grey Roots Museum and Archive, Owen Sound, ON (May 7, 2016 - October 3, 2016). info: URL Exhibition catalogue available at URL d) The Harvard Semitic Museum 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 URL * “Recreating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres” date: February 11, 2016 - ongoing Centerpiece is a reproduction of Hetepheres' chair. info: URL With photo gallery and video. e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" date: July 24, 2013 - longterm installation The exhibition explores the role of felines in everyday ancient Egyptian life, religion, mythology, and kingship. Among the ca. 30 objects are a gold-gilded statue of a Leonine Goddess from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, a large wooden statue of a cat, a selection of bronze and stone depictions of felines, and furniture and luxury items decorated with feline features. info: URL info: press reports at URL "(..) It will feature some 30 objects from the museum's permanent collection, like a gilded sculpture of a lion-headed goddess from between 770-412 BCE that has never been on public view before since it entered the museum's holdings in 1937. Other fine art felines on view will include a bronze sphinx sculpture of King Sheshenq from between 945-718 BCE, and an adorable-sounding cast bronze sculpture of a mother cat with four kittens nursing from ca. 666-30 BCE. (..)" With photo of a Greco-Roman cat statue. URL [For the statue of mother cat and kittens, see URL ] info: source - URL info: source - URL (PDF) info: press report at URL info: press reports at URL With large photo of the god Tutu as sphinx. URL (NY Times) With several photos of displays. info: press report at URL With photo of "Cat with Kittens" statue. info: press report at URL Interview with curator Yekaterina Barbash, and with some very nice photos of objects. info: press report at URL (FT) info: press report at URL info: English press report at URL f) Dallas Museum of Art 1717 North Harwood, Dallas TX 75201 URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: October 9, 2016 - January 8, 2017 The exhibition explores the role of felines in everyday ancient Egyptian life, religion, mythology, and kingship. Among the ca. 80 objects are a gold-gilded statue of a Leonine Goddess from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, a large wooden statue of a cat, a selection of bronze and stone depictions of felines, and furniture and luxury items decorated with feline features. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - ?), the Cincinnati Art Museum (June 18, 2016 - September 11, 2016), and the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Knoxville, TN (February 3, 2017 – April 3, 2017). info: URL info: English press report at URL With slide-show. 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) Grand Rapids Public Museum 272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 URL * "Egypt: Be Curious" date: March 21, 2015 - TBA The exhibition includes artifacts donated by Grand Rapids-area residents that were collected from Egypt, including a mummy (Nakhte-Bastet-Iru), jewellery, funerary masks and statuettes. info: English press report at URL URL URL "(..) The museum's exhibition includes recent reconstructions of Nakhte-Bastet-Iru's skull and face to show what the well-to-do Egyptian woman would have looked like prior to her death in 800 BCE. (..)" With an 8 image slideshow. info: English press report at URL i) Oriental Institute Museum 1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637 * "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" date: August 28, 2014 - April 24, 2016 [was: ongoing] A revised exhibit of the original show "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" (August 20, 2013 - February 23, 2014), with photographic portraits, explores how cultural achievements of the ancient Middle East have created or contributed to much of modern life. info: URL j) Penn Museum 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 URL * “Magic in the Ancient World” date: April 16, 2016 – April 30, 2017 Exhibition of objects associated with magical practices in ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Egypt, from the Penn Museum’s own collections. info: URL info: URL "(..) featuring 81 artifacts from the Penn Museum’s collections. The exhibition explores some of the magical objects, words and rituals used in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. (..)" Examples of artfecats are provided, namely the Tutu Stela, a wedjat eye, a Book of the Dead papyrus, canopic jars, shabtis, an ivory wand, and erotic plaques. k) Bowers Museum 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 URL * "Mystery from the Tomb: The Face beneath the Mask" date: December 8, 2015 - TBA This exhibition explores a hidden phenomenon right inside of an Egyptian mummy mask: the distinct impression of a human face. info: URL 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: Spring 2017 [was: Fall 2016; was: Spring 2016; was: Fall 2015] - 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) Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art Visual Arts Center California State University San Bernardino 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 * Re-opening of Ancient Egyptian galleries (now closed for renovations): "Journey to the Beyond: Ancient Egyptians in the Pursuit of Eternity" date: October 8, 2016 [was: early 2016; was: Fall 2015] - ongoing info: URL info: URL n) Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, Texas 77030 URL * “Mummies of the World” date: September 24, 2016 – May 29, 2017 The travelling exhibition with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 95 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) and Bowers Museum, Santa Ana (March 19, 2016 - September 5, 2016). info: URL info: URL o) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Avenue of the Arts 465 Hurlington Street, Boston, MA 02115 URL * "Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia" date: 19 July 2014 - 14 May 2017 Exhibition of more than 100 pieces of jewellery from ancient Nubia (1700 BC to 300 AD). info: URL info: English press report at URL With picture gallery. info: English press report at URL "In this exclusive interview, James Blake Wiener of Ancient HistoryEncyclopedia (AHE) speaks to Ms. Denise Doxey, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, about the history, artistry, and splendor of ancient Nubian jewelry. (..)" With several nice photos of Nubian jewelry. p) - q) - r) - s) - t) Museum of Contemporary Art 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 URL * “Matthew Barney: River of Fundament” date: September 13 [was: 14], 2015 - January 18, 2016 An exhibition that brings together for the first time, the entire ensemble of Matthew Barney's multipart "River of Fundament" project, comprising the symphonic film of epic length (5 hours) "River of Fundament," large-scale sculptures, drawings, photographs, story boards, and vitrines. The work is inspired by the American author Norman Mailer and his novel, "Ancient Evenings," set in Ancient Egypt from 1290-110 B.C.. This is a modified version of the exhibition that was at the Haus der Kunst, München (16 March 2014 - 17 August 2014) and at the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania (22 November 2014 - 13 April 2015). info: URL info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL u) Pierro Gallery 5 Mead St, South Orange, NJ 07079 URL * “…like an Egyptian!" date: September 15, 2016 - October 15, 2016 The exhibition explores the influence of ancient Egyptian themes in the work of local and regional artists. info: URL v) - w) The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 URL * Closed for renovation date: July 1, 2012 - TBA, 2016 [was: Fall 2015] info: URL x) McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-3200 URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: February 3, 2017 – April 3, 2017 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 Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio (June 17, 2016 – September 11, 2016) and will go to the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (October 7, 2016 – January 8, 2017). info: URL info: URL info: English press report at: URL "(..) She said future displays have been booked years in advance. One that’s sure to draw interest is an Egyptian cats exhibit, set for opening in 2017. The Egyptian exhibit currently on display has a mummified cat and other references to the revered animal. Johnson expects this new upcoming exhibit to be a popular one. (..)" y) The Franklin Institute Science Museum 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 URL * "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" date: January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix (May 31, 2014 - September 1, 2014), the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park (September 27, 2014 - April 25, 2015), and Durham Museum, Omaha (May 23, 2015 - September 6, 2015). info: URL info: English press report at URL With photos of the shipping/installation. info: English press report at URL z) Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 * Closure for installations date: August 1, 2016 - October 7, 2016 info: URL za) - zb) Legion of Honor Lincoln Park | 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 URL * “The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine” date: May 14, 2016 – August 26, 2018 The exhibition makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies (Irethorrou and “Hatason”). Besides an interactive virtual dissection table there are amulets and tomb furnishings on display. info: URL zc) Denver Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205 URL * "Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs" [was: "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife"] date: October 14 [was: 6], 2016 – February 5 [was: Fall], 2017 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016). info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL info: URL zd) The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: February 24, 2018 – January 2019 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016) and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Fall 2016). info: URL ze) Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture 2316 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 URL * “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” date: September 24, 2016 – January 6, 2017 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). info: URL zf) Museum of Discovery and Science 401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 URL * “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” date: February 2017 - April 2017 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) and the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane (September 24, 2016 – January 6, 2017). info: source - 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 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: source - URL --CANADA-- a) École de musique Vincent-d'Indy Salle Marie-Stéphane 628, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal (Outremont), Île de Montréal H2V 2C URL * “L’Égypte vue du Ciel” [Egypt from the sky] date: September 22, 2016 - September 30, 2016 An exhibition of photographs of archaeological sites taken in 1914 by Theodor Kofler, pioneer of aerial photography, and modern views of the same sites. The exhibition, curated by Patrizia Piacentini Chair of Egyptology, Università degli Studi di Milano, was made possible through the combined efforts of the Institut d’Etudes Méditerranéennes de Montréal and the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal with the financial support of the Egypt Tourist Authority for North America, in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Montreal. Opening of the exhibition: September 22, 2016, 5:30pm - 6:45pm. b) Grey Roots Museum and Archive 102599 Grey Road 18, RR 4, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6 URL * “Tutankhamun: Wonderful things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” date: May 07, 2016 - October 29, 2016 Travelling exhibition that features 124 replicas of items from Tutankhamun's tomb. It has been at many North-American venues since 1996, e.g. recently at the Science Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke (June 14, 2014 - January 4, 2015). info: URL info: URL info: URL Exhibition catalogue available at URL --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds" [was: “Egypt’s Sunken Treasures”] date: 19 May 2016 – 27 November 2016 [was: 15 November 2016 - 15 March 2017] The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, complemented by artefacts from the British Museum. Earlier at the Arab World Institute in Paris (8 September 2015 - 31 January 2016; "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte"). info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL "(..) Artefacts from various sites across the Delta, drawn from the museum’s collection, will also be displayed – most notably from Naukratis (..)" With many photos of artefacts. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL URL with slideshow info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "Prime Minister Sherif Ismail approved Monday the travel of 293 artifacts to the United Kingdom, (..) they include 23 artifacts from the Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria and 12 artifacts from the museum at the Alexandria Bibliotheca. They also include 209 artifacts from the Land Museum of Alexandria, 18 pieces from the Egyptian Museum and 31 pieces from the National Museum of Alexandria. (..)" [The dates given in this report differ from the ones at the BM website. AKE] info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With an audio report (6 min). info: English press report at URL "Part of the ceiling of the British Museum’s new exhibition space has had to be dismantled to allow the safe installation of three colossal Egyptian granite statues, which were recovered in 2001 from the water where they lay for more than 2,000 years since a wealthy harbour city was destroyed by earthquake and rising sea levels. The pink granite statue of Hapy, a personification of the Nile flood that was crucial for the country’s fertility and wealth, weighs more than six tonnes and stands 5.4 metres, the tallest object ever to come to the museum on loan, and the tallest ever discovered of an Egyptian god. (..) [The other two statues are of] Ptolemy II and his sister and queen Arsinoe – together weighing almost 20 tonnes. (..)" With photos. info: English press report at URL "The British Museum has welcomed three giant statues depicting the Egyptian god Hapy, King Ptolemy II and his sister Queen Arsinoe, as part of an international exhibition tour. (...)" With photos. info: English press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: English press reports at URL About Franck Goddio's discoveries. URL Idem, with picture gallery. info: English press reports at URL With two slideshows. URL URL With many photos and a video. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: English press reports at URL With a video and slideshow. URL How a statue of Hapy travelled from the ocean floor to the BM. URL URL With photos of objects. URL URL URL URL With a video of a 3D recreation of Naukratis and a video of archaeological work in Abu Qir Bay. URL URL With a slideshow. URL URL With large photos of objects. info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL With photos. URL With video of a TV report. URL With several photos. URL URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: English press reports at URL Lists the exhibition's five sections. URL info: French press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL URL URL URL With link to a TV report: URL URL info: English blog report, with a review, at URL info: French press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL A review by Garry Shaw. URL URL With a video of a TV report. info: Spanish press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL b) - c) - d) Two Temple Place 2 Temple Place, Londen WC2R 3BD URL * "Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt" [was: "The Appearance of Beauty: Style and Adornment in Ancient Egypt"] date: 30th January 2016 - 24th April 2016 Exhibition of Ancient Egyptian artefacts from the collections of smaller museums around the UK, showing how ancient Egyptians transformed their appearance, both in this life (imagery, clothing and jewellery, hair-dressing and makeup rituals) and in readiness of the next life (coffins and funerary head coverings). info: URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Drawn from Bagshaw Museum (Kirklees Council), Bexhill Museum, Bolton Museum, Royal Pavilion & Museums (Brighton & Hove), Macclesfield Museums and Touchstones Rochdale, (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: press release, and a folder with photos, at URL info: English press report at URL With slideshow. info: English press report at URL With photos of artefacts. info: English press reports at URL URL "The golden mummy mask of Titus Flavius Demetrius, who chose to be buried not as a Roman citizen but as an Egyptian god, is still in gleamingly immaculate condition 1,900 years after it was made. (..)" With photos of mask. URL "Artefacts from Bolton’s collection appear alongside those from six other museums (..) More than 100 treasures from Bolton's collection – including coffins and containers – are on show. (..) Bolton’s contribution covers the full stretch of Egyptian history, from predynastic to the Coptic period and includes objects such as necklaces, make-up pots, statuettes and clothing. (..)" URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL e) National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP URL * "Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology" date: 26 January 2016 – 30 October 2016 The exhibition features some of the great archaeological discoveries from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, Pre-Columbian America and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and looks at some of the characters [e.g., Giovanni Belzoni and Flinders Petrie] and stories behind their discovery. An Egyptian mummy is among the artefacts. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL f) University of Nottingham Museum Lakeside Arts Centre and Museum, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK URL * "A Greek in Egypt: the hunter from Naukratis" date: 22 July 2016 – 16 October 2016 A spotlight display developed by the British Museum to explore the encounter between the ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece, Cyprus, Phoenicia, Persia, and Rome. The display will highlight the on-going British Museum excavations at Naukratis and show footage of underwater archaeology in the region. Earlier at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester (28 May 2016 – 17 July 2016); later will go to South Shields Museum & Art Gallery (22 October 2016 – 26 February 2017). info: URL info: source - URL URL g) South Shields Museum & Art Gallery Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JA URL * "A Greek in Egypt: the hunter from Naukratis" date: 22 October 2016 – 26 February 2017 h) Touchstones Rochdale Heritage Gallery Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale, Lancs, OL16 1AQ URL * “Jarred: Ceramics from the collection” date: 23 May 2015 - 1 October 2016 [prolongation; was: till 9 April 2016] Exhibition of ceramics, from 4000BC to the present day, ranging from Ancient Roman and ancient Egyptian pottery to Chinese and English porcelain. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL i) Garstang Museum of Archaeology 14 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 3BX URL * “Meroë: Africa's Forgotten Empire" date: 13 May 2016 - 14 September 2016 This exhibition features never before seen photographs of the temples and tombs of Meroë and from John Garstang's photographic archives of his excavations at this site in the Sudan from 1909 to 1914. There also will be ancient artefacts, and replica objects and structures recreated using the modern techniques of photogrammetry and 3D printing. info: URL info: English press report at URL j) The Atkinson Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB URL * "Mrs Goodison’s House: Ancient Egypt brought to life" date: 23 July 2016 - 30 October 2016 The exhibition has put together designs from Mrs Goodison's house to re-tell the story of how she acquired the Egyptian collection which now resides at the Atkinson museum, but also her own personal story within the local area. info: URL k) National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF * Closure of the Ancient Egypt Gallery for redevelopment date: 1 September 2014 - Autumn, TBA, 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. (..)" l) - m) - n) - o) - p) - q) World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN URL * Closure of the Ancient World gallery date: 7 September 2015 - February 2017 [was: till September 2016] 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 * “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” date: October 14, 2016 – February 26, 2017 [was: September 2016 - March 2017] Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. Earlier venues are Manchester Museum (8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (14 May 2016 - 4 September 2016). info: URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL r) Abergavenny Museum Lower Castle St, Abergavenny NP7 5EE URL * “Writing for Eternity: decoding Ancient Egypt” date: 16 September 2016 – 10 January 2017 The exhibition explores the role of the scribe in Egyptian culture, the history of writing for the afterlife and how the Ancient Egyptians wrote letters, read poetry, negotiated business deals and documented their daily lives. Artefacts on loan from the British Museum range for pieces of jewellery, scribe’s pens, and parchment, to stone tablets, and sculptures. Besides hieroglyphic scripts also Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Nubian, and cuneiform scripts will be represented. Earlier in Wrexham County Borough Museum (20 June 2015 - 5 September 2015) and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust, Carlisle (12 March 2016 - 8 May 2016), Salisbury Museum (21 May 2016 - 3 September 2016). info: source - URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Allard Pierson Museum Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam URL * "Ontmoetingen met de Orient" [was: "Het Petrie Perspectief"] date: 24 June 2016 - 18 September 2016 [was: TBA, 2016] The exhibition about the system employed by William Flinders Petrie to distribute ancient Egyptian artefacts from his excavations accross museums worldwide, has now become part of a set of three exhibitions with an Oriental theme (Oriental language studies in 17th c. Netherlands; Petrie's distribution system; Emilie Haspels, first female director of the Allard Pierson Museum). info: URL info: URL Information about the Petrie Perspectief project. info: Dutch press report at URL "(..) [Met een] zaal over de Engelse archeoloog en Egyptoloog Flinders Petrie (1853-1942). Vanaf 1884 voerde hij zijn eerste echte opgraving in Egypte uit. Hij zou tot 1926 – met onderbrekingen in de Eerste Wereldoorlog – in Egypte blijven graven. In deze zaal overheersen de kleuren grijs en wit, wat mooi pas bij de vele uitvergrote foto’s uit de periode van zwart-wit fotografie. (...)" b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * Closure of the Ancient Egyptian Galleries date: 11 May 2015 - November [was: October] 2016 info: URL URL * "Egypte, land van onsterfelijkheid" [Egypt, Land of Immortality] date: 1 April 2016 - 2 October 2016 [was: 15/18 April 2016 - 4 September 2016] Temporary display in another part of the Museum, with 150 artefacts from the RMO collection, plus loans from other museums. info: URL info: URL info: URL info: URL "(..) De ruim 150 objecten in de tentoonstelling komen allemaal uit de eigen museumcollectie, waarbij sommige nooit eerder voor publiek waren te zien. (..)" (in English) URL info: Dutch blog report at URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: Dutch press report at URL * “Koninginnen van de Nijl” [Queens of the Nile] [was: "Nefertari"] date: 18 [was: 17] November 2016 - 17 April 2017 Exhibition with over 350 artefacts -- statues, jewellery, cosmetics, mirrors, and items from the tomb of Nefertari (incl. her coffin and a reconstruction of a room of her tomb), mostly on loan from the Museo Egizio di Torino. info: URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Dal 17 novembre 2016 al Museo Nazionale di antichità di Leiden in Olanda, verranno esposti i reperti provenienti dalla tomba di Nefertari, consorte di Ramesse II, conservati al Museo Egizio di Torino. E' la mostra con cui per la prima volta l'Egizio di Torino varcherà i confini nazionali, prestando i propri reperti, che nel giugno 2017 approderanno all'Ermitage di San Pietroburgo. In cambio l'Ermitage porterà a Torino una mostra su Alessandro Magno.(..)" * Reopening of the Ancient Egyptian Galleries date: 18 November 2016 [was: 14 October 2016] info: source - verslag Algemene Leden Vergadering RoMeO d.d. 12-3-16 info: URL c) Afrikamuseum Postweg 6, Berg en Dal URL * “Mythische Dieren” date: 29 April 2016 - 2 [was: end of] October 2016 Exhibition about the role of animals in the myths and religions of cultures worldwide, including ancient Egypt (the displays will include canopic jars, cat mummies, etc). info: URL URL --GERMANY-- a) Ägyptisches Museum Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * “Der Tod ist Himmelblau - Moderne Kunst in den Sammlungen des Ägyptischen Museums” date: 26 October 2016 - 23 April 2017 The displays exhibit ancient Egyptian objects next to modern art inspired by them, made by Anja Schindler. info: URL b) Galileo-Park Sauerland Pyramiden 4-7, 57368 Lennestadt URL * “Das Cheops-Projekt - Das Eisen der Pharaonen” date: 19 March 2016 - 20 November 2016 info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Die neue Sonderausstellung präsentiert in aufwendigen Inszenierungen die Forschungsergebnisse des Cheops-Projektes. Das Hauptergebnis ist die Entdeckung von Eisenoxid an der Decke der Königskammer. (..)" [As this is about the theories of Dominique Görlitz, it is possible the exhibition is in part non-mainstream. AKE] c) - d) RömerMuseum Kastell Boiotro Lederergasse 43, 94032 Passau URL * "Die Grabkammer des Sennedjem" [The funeral chamber of Sennedjem] date: 18 March 2016 - 18 September 2016 A replica (1 : 1 model) of the funeral chamber of Sennedjem. Facsimile pages of papyrus Ani and figures of Egyptian gods and amulets will help to explain the drawings in Sennedjem's tomb. info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Eine Replik der Büste der Nofretete, ein Handspiegel, dessen Alter auf 3.300 Jahre geschätzt wird, Auszüge aus den Totenbüchern eines antiken ägyptischen Handwerkers. Das Römermuseum 'Kastell Boiotro' gewährt mit einer Zusatzschau Einblick in das spirituelle und kulturelle Leben im alten Ägypten. Im Mittelpunkt steht 'Das Grab des Sennedjem'. Die Grabkammer, die zu den am besten erhaltenen der Antike zählt, wurde maßstabsgetreu nachgebildet. (..)" e) Martin-Gropius-Bau Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin URL * "Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: cancelled [was: 15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016] info: source - URL "(..) Eröffnet wurde die Ausstellung in Paris im September von Frankreichs Präsidenten François Hollande. Ob sie auch in Deutschland zu sehen sein wird, ist noch nicht absehbar. Das sei derzeit nicht geplant, sagt Goddio. (..)" f) Badisches Landesmuseum Schloss Karlsruhe, 76131 Karlsruhe URL URL * “Ramses - Göttlicher Herrscher am Nil” date: 17 December 2016 - 18 June 2017 Exhibition about Ramesses II, his reign and family, and about archaeological work done in his capital Pi-Ramesse. info: URL g) Museum Natur und Mensch [previously: Naturmuseum und Ethnologische Sammlung] Gerberau 32, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau URL * "Die Letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Das spätantike Ägypten"] date: end of 2015 [was: 19 July 2014 - 11 January 2015] info: source - URL h) Museum der Brotkultur Salzstadelgasse 10, 89073 Ulm URL * “Essen für die Ewigkeit” date: 11 September 2016 - 22 November 2016 Exhibition about the funerary cults of ancient cultures, with a fair amount of ancient Egyptian objects. info: URL "(..) Die Ausstellung zeigt Exponate aus der eigenen ägyptischen und präkolumbianischen Sammlung sowie Leihgaben aus dem Badischen Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, dem Lindenmuseum Stuttgart, dem Ulmer Museum und der Altägyptischen Abteilung der Universitätssammlung Tübingen. Zu sehen sind Ess-, Trink- und Vorrats-Gefäße, teilweise dekorativ und symbolisch verziert, kultische Geräte, Figurinen und Skulpturen, organische Speisereste, Grabplatten (Fragmente) und Fotografien. (..)" Also see the Flyer info: German press reports at URL "(..) Dem Totenkult im alten Ägypten hat die Ausstellung einige ihrer interessantesten Objekte zu verdanken. (..) Bei „Essen für die Ewigkeit“ sind unter anderem Figuren Mehl mahlender Männer, kleine Getreidespeicher und sogar eine Miniatur-Bäckerei samt Mitarbeitern zu sehen. (..)" URL "(..) Rätselhaft und damit zum Raten einladend wirken Reliefaus- schnitte und Grabplatten, auf denen ebenfalls in Ägypten die damaligen Lebensmittel abgebildet sind. Einmal ist auf einem reich gedeckten Tisch eine gebratene Gans zu erkennen, ein anderes Mal ragen Fische neben Ähren aus einem Korb – aber sind die Stangen, die in einer Essensszene zwischen den beiden Dinierenden aufragen, tatsächlich, wie Isabel Greschat erläutert, eine Art altägyptische Baguettes? Die Kunsthistorikerin wird es wissen, zumal aus jener Kultur via Hieroglyphen-Schrift so einiges überliefert ist. Dennoch macht das Herumrätseln Spaß. (..)" i) - j) Knauf-Museum Iphofen, Am Marktplatz, 97343 Iphofen URL * “Alltag-Luxus-Schutz. Schmuck im Alten Ägypten” [Everyday wear - luxury items - objects for protection. Jewelry in Ancient Egypt] date: 13 March 2016 - 6 November 2016 Exhibition about jewellery in ancient Egypt. info: URL info: Flyer "Schmuck im alten Ägypten" at URL info: German press reports at URL URL "(...) widmet sich das Museum schönen Dingen: dem Schmuck im alten Ägypten. Schmuck im Alltag, als Luxusgut oder als Schutzobjekt – die drei Bereiche kommen gleichberechtigt zur Geltung. (...) Die Ausstellungstücke stammen vom Ägyptischen Museum in Berlin, zu dem das Knauf-Museum seit vielen Jahren gute Beziehungen unterhält. (...) Die Stücke aus Berlin stammen zum größten Teil aus dem Magazin. Viele sind noch nie gezeigt worden.(..)" info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL With a video (4 min) about several displays. info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Das zwischen 130 und 150 nach Christus entstandene, auf Holz gemalte Mumienporträt ist das berührendste Stück der Ausstellung (...). Weil es den Betrachter unmittelbar anspricht. Weil es das Bemühen zeigt, die Persönlichkeit eines Menschen über dessen Tod hinaus zu bewahren. Denn da lag das Problem: Der Leichnam wurde, einer langen Tradition gemäß, mumifiziert. Doch der chemische Prozess und die Umwickelungen mit Leinenbinden raubten dem Toten seine Individualität: Er war nicht mehr zu erkennen. Also legte man eine Maske über seinen Kopf, die dem Aussehen des Lebenden entsprach. Die Forschung geht davon aus, dass Mumienporträts ein einigermaßen wirklichkeitsgetreues Abbild zeigen. Die Maler seinerzeit scheinen sich sehr um realistische Darstellung des Verstorbenen bemüht zu haben. Sie erzielten eine Ausdruckskraft, wie sie die Porträtkunst erst Jahrhunderte später wieder erreichen sollte." - with photograph of the mummy portrait. k) Gustav-Lübcke-Museum Neue Bahnhofstraße 9, 59065 Hamm URL * Re-Opening of the Ancient Egyptian department date: August 30, 2015 [was: August, 2015] - ongoing info: URL info: URL "(..) Den Abschluss und Höhepunkt des Premierenjahres bildet die Wiedereröffnung der ägyptischen Abteilung. Das Gustav- Lübcke-Museum kann mit der größten ägyptischen Sammlung in Westfalen überzeugen und setzt hier ebenfalls einen neuen Schwerpunkt in der Präsentation. Die wertvollen Stücke werden künftig in klimatisierten Räumlichkeiten stehen und sind, atmosphärisch inszeniert, in leicht verständliche Themenbereiche gegliedert -- von den Jenseitsvorstellungen über die Tempelkultur und die Götterwelt bis zum Alltagsleben." info: source - URL " (..) Im Mai 2015 folgt dann die Eröffnung der Abteilungen Archäologie und Angewandte Kunst und im August 2015 der Höhepunkt mit der Abteilung ?Altes Ägypten?, schließlich verfügt das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum über die größte ägyptische Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet." info: press release "Neueröffnung: Gustav-Lübcke-Museum in Hamm präsentiert Ägypten-Sammlung" at URL "Das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum eröffnet neu am 8. März 2015. (...) Das Haus präsentiert zunächst seine neu gestaltete Sammlung zur Stadtgeschichte und der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts. Den Höhepunkt des Jahres bildet die Wiedereröffnung der ägyptischen Abteilung am 30. August 2015. Das Hammer Museum besitzt die größte ägyptische Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet und setzt hier einen neuen Schwerpunkt, der durch neue Dauerleihgaben ergänzt werden kann." info: German press report at URL "Es begann 1886 mit einem 'Mumienverein'. Jetzt ist die Abteilung 'Altes Ägypten' mit der größten ägyptischen Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet das Markenzeichen des Gustav-Lübcke-Museums in Hamm. Es feiert seine Wiedereröffnung in diesem Jahr mit der Neukonzeption sämtlicher Dauerausstellungen. Schluss- und Höhepunkt ist am 30. August die Neupräsentation der Ägyptensammlung. Damit nimmt das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum dann auch seinen Vollbetrieb wieder auf. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Die neue Dauerausstellung Altes Ägypten im Gustav-Lübcke- Museum zeigt sich ab Ende August komplett überarbeitet und mit einem besonderen neuen Highlight – dem 7,5 Tonnen schweren Granitsarkophag des Sechem-ka aus der Zeit zwischen 2350 und 2335 vor Christus. (...)" info: German press report at URL "In Hamm begegnen sie sich: Die Goldmaske des Tutanchamun und das farbig gefasste Porträt der Nofretete aus Kalkstein. Allerdings wurden nicht die Originale aus Kairo und Berlin nach Westfalen entliehen. Im Gustav-Lübcke-Museum muss man mit Kopien vorlieb nehmen. Die kleine Hochstapelei soll das Interesse des Publikums an diesen spektakulären Objekten stillen, sagt Museumsdirektorin Friederike Daugelat. Es wird ja auf den Schildern ausgewiesen. Und Originale bekommen die Besucher auch jede Menge zu sehen. In der Ägypten-Abteilung des Museums, die immerhin die größte in Westfalen ist. Nach der umfassenden Sanierung ist von Sonntag an das Haus wieder komplett zugänglich. Die Dauerausstellung Altes Ägypten wurde dabei ebenfalls komplett neu gestaltet, bekam vor allem einen eigenen Raum. Erstmals werde die Kollektion angemessen präsentiert, sagt Daugelat. (..)" Lists some of the objects on display. URL "(..) Nicht zu übersehen ist das neueste Exponat des Hauses. Der Granitsarkophag des Sechem-ka, eines königlichen Gefolgsmannes, wiegt 7,5 Tonnen. Die gigantische Steinkiste ist als Dauerleihgabe aus dem Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim gekommen, beide Häuser planen eine enge Kooperation. Blickfänge der Hammer Sammlung sind auch das Schiffsmodell, das um 2000 vor Christus entstanden ist, die 'Scheintür des Djeti' (2200 v. Chr.) mit ihren Hieroglyphen oder eine Mumienmaske mit anmutigen, von Kajal umflorten Augen (300 v. Chr.). (..)" l) LVR-Landesmuseums Bonn Colmantstraße 14-16, 53115 Bonn URL * "Eva's Beauty Case. Schmuck und Styling im Spiegel der Zeiten" date: 9 June 2016 - 22 [was: 1] January 2017 Exhibition about beauty-ideals and cosmetics through the ages. Includes loans from the Ägyptisches Museum Bonn. info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Im Foyer schaut der Besucher weiblichen Idealfiguren aus 22 000 Jahren ins Auge (alles Kopien): der pummeligen Venus von Willendorf, der Büste der Nofretete, (...) Und schließlich stößt der Besucher auf einen Kosmetik-Salon. Da gibt es Schminkgefäße zu bestaunen, die am Hof von Königin Nofretete vor 3400 Jahren benutzt wurden. " info: German press report at URL m) Ägyptisches Museum, Gabelsbergerstr. 35, 80333 München URL * “Wunderwelt Mathematik. Heute und im Alten Ägypten” date: 2 July 2016 - 6 November 2016 info: URL info: URL URL info: URL Press releases and photos. info: German press report at URL "(..) Wer hofft, in der Ausstellung auch ägyptische Originalkunstwerke zu finden, täuscht sich jedoch. Die Schau ist didaktisch ausgerichtet auf Schulklassen und auf Interessierte, die sich am Sonntag von angehenden Mathematiklehrern führen lassen.(..)" info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL n) Bode-Museum Am Kupfergraben, 10117 Berlin URL * "Ein Gott - Abrahams Erben am Nil: Juden, Christen und Muslime in Ägypten von der Antike bis zum Mittelalter date: 1 December 2015 - 31 December 2016 [prolongation; was: till 30 April 2016] Exhibition with around 150 objects from several international collections, illustrate the heritage in Egypt of the three monotheistic religions. Earlier at the same venue (2 April 2015 - 13 September 2015), with a collection that now is at the British Museum London ("Egypt: faith after the pharaohs"; 29 October 2015 – 7 February 2016), but it reopens in Berlin with a fully refreshed collection. info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL info: URL o) Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim im Reuchlinhaus Jahnstr. 42, 75173 Pforzheim URL * “Himmlisch – Sonne, Mond und Sterne im Schmuck” date: 8 July 2016 - 30 October 2016 Exhibition of jewellery of 5 millenia, from ancient Egypt till the present. info: URL info: German press report (see p. 110) at [PDF] URL p) Landesmuseum Württemberg Altes Schloss, Schillerplatz 6, 70173 Stuttgart * "Wahre Schätze: Antike - Kelten - Kunstkammer" [True treasures: Antiquity - Celts - Art chamber] date: 21 may 2016 - ongoing Re-opening of three collections, among which the Classical one, with objects from Greco-Roman Egypt (von Sieglin Collection). info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts erfolgte die Schenkung des Stuttgarter Mäzens Ernst von Sieglin mit Objekten aus dem griechisch-römischen Ägypten - Marmorbildnisse von Alexander dem Großen, auf dünne Holztafeln gemalte Mumienporträts, Mumienmasken sowie Bronzen und Terrakotten. (..)" Includes the photograph of a mummy portrait q) - r) Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rathausstraße 24, 83022 Rosenheim URL * “Pharao - Leben im Alten Ägypten” date: 24 March 2017 - 3 December 2017 info: URL s) Ägyptisches Museum – Georg Steindorff – der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, D-04109 Leipzig URL AND GRASSI Museum für Musikinstrumente der Universität Leipzig Johannisplatz 5–11, D-04103 Leipzig URL * “WissenSchaf(f)t Sammlungen - Geschichten aus den Sammlungen der Universität” date: 23 June 2016 - 4 December 2016 info: URL URL t) Städtische Museen – Kunstsammlung Jena Markt 7, 07743 Jena URL * "Orientbilder: Fotografien 1850-1910" date: 10 December 2016 - 5 March 2017 info: URL info: German press report at URL u) - v) - w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim URL * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" date: 16 November 2014 - 30 July 2017 [2nd prolongation; was: till 10 January 2016] [sst prolongation; was: till 17 May 2015] The exhibition is thematically oriented and will display all aspects of ancient Egyptian art and culture, from the early beginnnings to the Coptic period. Highlights will be the brilliantly illustrated BD of an Amenemhat which is 9 m long and outstanding findings from the Giza necropolis. A reconstruction of the tomb of the mayor of Thebes [Sennefer] will allow the visitor to dip into the exciting world of Egypt. info: URL info: URL With links to pages about spotlighted objects, and with a link to a video. info: source - press report about new exhibitions in 2014: "Von den Wittelsbachern bis Ägypten" URL The description of this exhibition is at the end of the article. info: press report at URL "(..) Die rund 500 Exponate stammen aus der hochkarätigen, dort aber aus Platzgründen nur teilweise gezeigten Sammlung des Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museums Hildesheim, mit dem es seit September einen Kooperationsvertrag gibt. Hinzu kommen einige Privatleihgeber. Bis auf Thomas Liepsner, dessen Schätze ja auf Echtheit untersucht und schon öffentlich vorgestellt wurden, wollen diese Sammler nicht persönlich in Erscheinung treten, heißt es.(..) Die Exponate reichen von aufwendig gestalten Papyri über Särge, Reliefs, Skulpturen und Metallarbeiten bis hin zu Schmuck. Besondere Höhepunkte sind das meisterlich illustrierte, neun Meter lange Totenbuch des Amenemhat, Funde vom Pyramidenfriedhof von Giza sowie die originalgetreue Rekonstruktion der kunstvoll dekorierten Grabkammer des Bürgermeisters von Theben um 1400 v. Chr. " info: German press reports at URL "..) Der erster Spezialtransporter kam aus dem Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim. Unter den Objekten befand sich auch das schwerste Ausstellungsstück der Schau. Ein monumentaler Steinsarkophag, der 5,4 Tonnen auf die Waage bringt. Er ist fast 4500 Jahre alt. Mit Gabelstapler, Spezialkran, und sechs Experten wurde der Sarkophag im Foyer des Museums Weltkulturen D5 platziert." info: German press report at URL "In den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen sind die ersten Vorboten der Ausstellung 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit' angekommen (..)." info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL With a video report [01:19 mins.] URL URL URL URL URL With photo of the replicated tomb chamber. URL With a video report [01:31 mins.] info: German press report at URL With video. info: German press report at URL "(..) Einige der rund 500 Exponate sind zum ersten Mal zu sehen. (..)" info: a German video with a 'teaser' (4 mins.) about the exhibition - URL A German video "Das Totenbuch des Amenemhat" (1 min 47) - URL About the ca. 9 m long Book of the Dead of Amenemhat. info: German press reports at URL URL "(...) ein auch pädagogisch ideal aufbereitetes Kompendium der Kultur des alten Ägypten." info: German press reports at URL URL URL "(..) Die Präsentation erfreut sich anhaltender Begeisterung beim Publikum. Jetzt begrüßten die Verantwortlichen den 25.000. Besucher. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Ritterschlag für die rem-Schau 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit': Altkanzler Dr. Helmut Kohl (84) zeigt sich begeistert von der Schau über das Pharaonen-Reich. (..)" info: press release - URL info: two audio-podcasts with backround info at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press release at URL "Ägypten-Ausstellung knackt 50.000-Besuchermarke." German press report at URL "Die Ausstellung (...) begrüßte heute die 50.000ste Besucherin." info: German press report at URL "Die Mannheimer Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen zählten bisher bereits 75 000 Besucher der Sonderausstellung über altägyptische Kunst und Kultur." info: press releases at URL "Bereits rund 80.000 Besucher haben die Präsentation gesehen. Wegen der großen Nachfrage wird die Ausstellung verlängert und schließt nicht wie ursprünglich geplant am Sonntag ihre Pforten. Noch bis 10. Januar 2016 widmet sie sich der Kultur des Alten Ägyptens." URL "Pünktlich zur Verlängerung bietet die Ausstellung eine weitere Attraktion: Ein Film mit aufwändigen Rekonstruktionen lässt die antike Stadt Alexandria mit ihrer berühmten Bibliothek und ihrem Leuchtturm wiederauferstehen." info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL "Die erfolgreiche Ausstellung Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit in den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim wird verlängert. Bis zum 10. Januar 2016 können sich die Besucher ins Reich der Pharaonen entführen lassen." Includes a video report: "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" [4:07 mins.] URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Passend zur Verlängerung der Ausstellung wartet diese auch mit einer Neuerung auf. Die antike Stadt Alexandria war über 700 Jahre das kulturelle Zentrum der hellenistischen und römischen Welt. In ihrer berühmten Bibliothek wurde das Wissen der Zeit gesammelt und der berühmte Leuchtturm der Stadt, Pharos, zählt zu den sieben Weltwundern. Ein neuer Ausstellungsfilm bietet spektakuläre Rekonstruktionen dieser untergegangenen Welt. (..)" info: German press report at URL info: press release at URL "Die Ausstellung _Ägypten – Land der Unsterblichkeit_ entführt ins faszinierende Reich der Pharaonen. Die rem freuen sich über den nach wie vor regen Besucherzustrom. Heute konnten sie den 111.111. Gast begrüßen. Dies nahm Kuratorin Dr. Gabriele Pieke zum Anlass, die Verlängerung der Ausstellung zu verkünden: 'Das anhaltende Interesse der Gäste und die vielen begeisterten Besucherstimmen freuen mich als Kuratorin natürlich sehr. Die Leihgeber haben zugestimmt und wir können die Schätze vom Nil länger in Mannheim präsentieren. Noch bis 30. Juli 2017 bleiben die Pharaonen zu Gast in den rem.'" info: press report at URL Includes a slideshow info: German press report at URL info; German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL --AUSTRIA-- a) - b) Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien URL * “Von Alexandria nach Abu Simbel - Ägypten in frühen Fotografien 1849-1875” date: 7 June 2016 - 25 September 2016 Exhibition of ca. 60 early photos (1849-1875). info: source - programme 2016 [PDF] - URL info: URL With several antique photos. (In English: ) URL info: press release and several b/w photos at URL info: German press reports at URL "(..) Die Sammler und Galeristen Johannes Faber und Peter Coeln haben dafür rund 60 Originalabzüge aus der Pionierzeit der Fotografie zur Verfügung gestellt. (..) Mehr als ein Hauch von Geschichte weht einen an, wenn man in den Bildtexten entdeckt, dass ein von Luigi Fiorillo 1872 in Alexandria dokumentierter Obelisk („Nadel der Kleopatra“) heute im New Yorker Central Park steht, oder es von einer 1865 von Antonio Beato gemachten, unscheinbar wirkenden Aufnahme des Tals der Könige heißt, sie zeige „am linken unteren Bildrand ungefähr jene Stelle, an der Howard Carter 57 Jahre später das Grab des Tutanchamun entdeckte. Zur Zeit Beatos war das Grab noch tief unter dem Schutt des Grabes von Ramses VI. verborgen.“ (..)" URL Die Ausstellung "zeigt 60 frühe Fotografien mit Kunstschätzen aus dem alten Ägypten. Dem Touristen von heute eröffnet sich ein frischer Blick auf die Vergangenheit. (...) In der Ausstellung in Wien sind an die 60 Originalabzüge aus dieser Gründerzeit zu sehen, von namhaften Fotografen aus Frankreich, England, Italien, Deutschland, der Türkei und den USA, u. a. von Maxime Du Camp, John Beasley Greene und Wilhelm Hammerschmidt." Includes a slideshow. info: English press report at URL "(..) The exhibition presents works by, for example, Maxime Du Camp (France, 1822-1894), Louis de Clercq (France, 1836-1901), John Beasley Greene (USA, 1832-1856) and Francis Frith (England, 1822-1898) whose works are now, for example, on show in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or the Getty Center in Los Angeles." c) Römermuseum Teurnia St. Peter in Holz 1a, 9811 Lendorf 9811 bei Spittal/Drau URL * “Römerin aus Ägypten II” date: 1 May 2016 - 31 October 2016 Exhibition of a mummy on loan from the Landesmuseum Kärnten. info: URL info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL With a photograph of the mummy. d) Papyrusmuseum Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1010 Wien * "Hieroglyphen und Alphabete" [Hieroglyphs and alphabets] date: 16 June 2016 - 8 January 2017 75 objects from Egypt of the Pharaonic period to the early Arabian middle ages give impressive evidence for the educational system of Ancient Egypt. info: URL Pictures of some exhibits at URL A catalog is available. info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Mit welchen Aufgaben hat man vor tausenden Jahren am Nil Schüler gequält? Mit folgendem Problem etwa: 'Gegeben ist ein Kreis, dessen Perimeter 30 Schoinia beträgt. Wie viele Aruren hat er?' Wer derzeit die Ausstellung „Hieroglyphen und Alphabete“ im Papyrusmuseum der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek besucht, wird zurück in die Schule geschickt. 75 Objekte aus Papyrus, Pergament, Papier, Ton und Stein illustrieren rund 2500 Jahre Unterricht in Ägypten, vom Neuen Reich bis ins frühe Mittelalter, von der Zeit der Pharaonen über Griechen und Römer zu den Arabern." --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * "Sinai: The Origin of the Alphabet" date: 25 April 2016 - ca. October 2016 This exhibition, at the occassion of the 100th anniversary of Sir Alan Gardiner's decipherment of the Proto-Sinaitic script, displays (in Room 44) all the early alphabetic inscriptions in the Museum, plus some other objects. info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) the exhibition displays early inscriptions that show the development of alphabetic writing in southwestern Sinai during the early second millennium BC, as well as a collection of 40 statues of deities and stelae in direct connection with Sinai. (..)" URL info: French press report at URL * “Bab el-Gasus" / "Forgotten Discovery: 1891 - 2016” [Title TBA] date: November 2016 info: source - URL "(..) If sufficient funding can be found, it is also likely that there will be a special exhibition on Bab el-Gasus at the Egyptian Museum in November which will draw together some of the key pieces for the first time. (..)" b) Luxor Museum Kornish Al Nile, Luxor * "Eternal Thebes” date: 12 December 2015 - TBA Exhibition about the work of the Spanish-Egyptian mission excavating the Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmose III in Luxor. info: source - Spanish press report at URL With photo gallery. c) The Egyptian Center for International Cultural Cooperation 11 Shagaret El Dorr, Zamalek, Cairo * "Papyri from Karanis: Voices from a Multi-cultural Society in Ancient Fayum" date: 10 March 2016 - TBA This exhibition celebrates the publication of papyri housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, on behalf of the German Archaeological Institute Cairo. d) Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center (BACC) West Exhibition Hall Alexandria * "Archaeo Delta Photography Exhibition" date: 8 September 2016 - 30 September 2016 "The exhibition aims to document archaeological expeditions in various sites located in the Egyptian Delta in a rather unprecedented manner. The exhibition includes various photographs of archaeological sites and other landscapes, as well as photographs of two non-deltaic sites." info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "Il Centro degli Studi ellenistici – Bibliotheca Alexandrina in collaborazione con il Ministero delle Antichità egiziano, la Missione Archeologica Italiana in Beheria, l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura al Cairo – Ambasciata Italiana e l’Università di Padova hanno organizzato la mostra 'Archaeo Delta' con lo scopo di documentare le indagini nel Delta del Nilo, non solo nei siti di Kom al-Ahmer e di Kom Wasit, ma anche in altre località dell’area e prossime al Delta. La mostra espone quindi immagini dei paesaggi archeologici egiziani e delle nuove scoperte ancora sconosciute al mondo scientifico e al grande pubblico." Includes an audio report [4:51 mins.] e) Centro della Creativita’ di Alessandria 1, Tarek El Horreya Alexandria * "Grandi studi fotografici italiani in Egitto, XIX-XX secolo" date: 25 August 2016 - 4 September 2016 With 49 original photographs of seven photographers. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL --ITALY-- a) Museo del Papiro "Corrado Basile" Via Nizza, 14, 96100 Siracusa * "Papiri. Immagini di restauro 2005 – 2015. I dieci anni del Laboratorio di Restauro dei Papiri del Museo Egizio del Cairo" [Papyri. Pictures of the restoration 2005 - 2015. Ten years of the Laboratorio di Restauro dei Papyri of the Egyptian Museum of Cairo] date: 29 December 2015 - 31 January 2016 Photographic exhibition of 12 years of restoration work of the "Laboratorio di Restauro dei Papiri" in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. info: URL info: website of the project: "Progetto di Restauro Conservativo dei Papiri in Egitto" URL "Il Museo del Papiro è impegnato da diversi anni nel progetto 'Restauro Conservativo dei Papiri in Egitto', che ha lo scopo di favorire attività di studio, di ricerca, di scambi e di esperienze con le istituzioni culturali e scientifiche egiziane, con particolare riguardo alle attività di restauro conservativo dei papiri e alla formazione nel campo del restauro." info: Italian press report at URL b) Museo civico del Risorgimento Piazza G. Carducci, 5, 40100 Bologna BO URL * “Terra di conquista e di mistero: echi dell'Egitto napoleonico a Bologna” ate: 28 November 2015 - 24 January 2016 [prolongation; was: 16 January 2016] Exhibition about the influence of Napoleon's expedition to Egypt (1798-1799) on Europe, notably Bologna. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL c) Deposito Museale "E. Colombotto Rosso" Palazzo Civico, Corso Roma n.8, Pontestura (Piëmont) URL * "Rosso Egizio. Dialogo iconografico tra Colombotto Rosso e l'antico Egitto" [Egyptian Rosso. Iconographic dialog between Colombotto Rosso and Ancient Egypt] date: 20 March 2016 - 23 October 2016 Exhibition of a selection of works by the artist Enrico Colombotto Rosso, flanked by Ancient Egyptian artifacts (on loan from the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brescia) that show the influence of Ancient Egypt on Rosso's works. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL d) Chiesa di San Jacopo Campo Corbollini, Via Faenza 43, Firenze * “Distruzione, Ricostruzione: minacce al patrimonio culturale del Mediterraneo” [DEstruction, REconstruction - Threats to Mediterranean Cultural Heritage] date: 11 May 2015 - 11 May 2016 A virtual exhibition curated by MA students of Museum Studies; focussing on heritage problems in Egypt, Syria, Libya and Italy. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL e) Museo Egizio di Torino Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 Torino URL * “ “Il Nilo a Pompei - Visioni d’Egitto nel mondo romano” [The Nile in Pompei - Visions of Egypt in the Roman world] [was: "Pompei e l’Egitto”] date: 5 March 2016 - 2 October 2016 [prolongation; was: till 4 September 2016] Exhibition about the relation between Egypt and de Roman city of Pompei. Part of the “L’Egitto a Pompei” event (see Napoli and Pompeii). info: URL info: URL info: Italian press release at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL Some objects from the Temple of Isis at Benevento will be on display as well. info: Italian press reports at URL Lists some objects that are included in the exhibition. URL URL With link to a video about one of the objects on loan. info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL "Il fiume che ha cullato la civiltà tra le sue onde molli e il vulcano sterminatore. Si chiama «Il Nilo a Pompei. Visioni d'Egitto nel mondo romano» la mostra che verrà inaugurata a Torino il prossimo 4 marzo - apertura al pubblico il giorno dopo - e poi nel sito vesuviano e al museo archeologico di Napoli, con l'obiettivo di raccontare gli influssi e gli innesti spirituali, sociali, politici e artistici originati da culti ed elementi di stile nati o transitati per la terra del Nilo." info: Italian press reports at URL URL "Vetrina d'eccezione per i reperti egizi di Benevento che da domani saranno in mostra a Torino. Taglio del nastro per 'Il Nilo a Pompei. Visioni d’Egitto nel mondo romano', al Museo Egizio di Torino, nell’ambito della quale saranno esposti alcuni reperti del Tempio di Iside di Benevento. Un grande progetto espositivo che unisce Torino, Pompei e Napoli con un solo denominatore comune: l’Egitto." URL "Sarà inaugurata il 4 marzo alle ore 18.00 a Torino la Mostra 'Il Nilo a Pompei. Visioni d’Egitto nel mondo romano'. L’evento organizzato dall’Istituto culturale piemontese, presieduto da Evelina Christillin e diretto da Christian Greco, è stato reso possibile grazie alla cooperazione di una pluralità di prestigiose Istituzioni culturali italiane ed estere, tra le quali appunto il Museo del Sannio – Arcos del patrimonio della Provincia di Benevento, che hanno prestato numerosi reperti di epoca egizia in trasferta a Torino." info: English press report at URL "(..) Some 330 finds, from refined frescoes of Pompeii to three entirely reconstructed tombs, will from March 5 be showcasing the loves, fashions and in some cases the obsessions of the Classical world, fascinated as it was with the culture of nearby Egypt. (..)" info: English press reports at URL "(..) It shows 332 pieces coming from twenty foreign and Italian museums (half of which from Naples and Pompei) which are a testament to the influence Egyptian culture had on the Greek and Roman one. There are extraordinary works to be admired in Turin for the first time such as the frescoes of the Isis temple in Pompei or the ones of the house of the Golden Bracelet. (..)" URL [new] info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL The latter includes a large slideshow (50 photographs of the exhibition). info: French press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: video "Il Nilo a Pompei - Making Of" [1:27 mins.] at URL info: Italian press reports at URL "Il Museo Egizio di Torino s'impreziosisce di due nuove opere. Nella nuova sala mostre (..) da oggi ospita una statua di Anubi e un affresco in III Stile Pompeiano raffigurante una coppia di sfingi affrontate. I due capolavori giungono a Torino da Madrid, dov'erano esposti nella mostra "Cleopatra" raquo; che si è chiusa l'8 maggio presso il Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal. (..)" With photos of the Roman Anubis and the Pompeian fresco with sphinxes, two items newly added to the exhibition, on loan from Madrid. URL URL "Sono 78.271 i visitatori, che in poco più di due mesi, hanno visitato la mostra del Museo Egizio. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL "Sono 186.814 le persone che, dal 5 marzo, giorno dell’apertura, hanno visitato la mostra Il Nilo a Pompei. (..)" URL URL "Sono 186.814 le persone che, dal 5 marzo, giorno dell’apertura, hanno visitato la mostra “Il Nilo a Pompei”. Il grande successo della mostra, la prima temporanea dell’Egizio, inaugurata a meno di un anno dall’apertura del rinnovato Muse, ha spinto il Museo Egizio a prorogare l’esposizione fino al 2 ottobre. URL Includes a large slideshow [50 slides]. info: Italian press report at URL f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4 - 00197 Roma URL * "La misteriosa scoperta della tomba di Tutankhamun" [The mysterious discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun] [was: "Alla scopterta della Tomba del faraone Tutankhamon"] date: 22 October 2014 - 30 June 2017 [2nd prolongation; was: till 20 June 2016] Exhibition of ca. 30 replicas of KV62 objects. info: URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL With photo gallery. URL URL About the opening on 28 October. URL info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL About the opening on Oct. 28. URL Photo gallery. info: English press report at URL Here the exhibition is said to run from 31.10.2014 to 31.10.2015 (versus the two years mentioned elsewhere). * "Egitto dal cielo, 1914. La riscoperta del fotografo pioniere, prigioniero, professionista Theodor Kofler" [Egypt from the Sky, 1914. The rediscovery of the photographer pioneer, prisoner, professional Theodor Kofler] date: 16 April 2015 - TBA The exhibition, conceived and curated by Professor Patrizia Piacentini, celebrates the centennial of the first aerial photographs of ancient Egyptian monuments, collected in an amazing album preserved in the Egyptological Archives of the Università degli Studi di Milano since 2001. Despite his skills, Kofler, as a photographer, was until now almost unknown. He has been rediscovered thanks to research of the Milanese Chair of Egyptology, started more than 10 years ago and undertaken in different European and African countries. Earlier at the Università degli Studi di Milano (11 February 2015 - 13 March 2015). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL g) Museo Archeologico Nazionale Piazza Museo Nazionale, 19, 80135 - Napoli URL * "Egitto [a] Napoli. Dall’Oriente" date: 29 [was: 28] June 2016 - 7/8 October 2016 The exhibition seems basically a Preview of the re-opening of all the permanent Egyptological displays on October 7. Part of the “L’Egitto a Pompei” event (see Torino and Pompeii). info: URL "(..) Tra i capolavori esposti vi saranno delle opere di artigianato ispirati alla cultura egizia le coppe di ossidiana da Stabia – prodotte probabilmente ad Alessandria – con pregevoli intarsi di pietre dure e sottilissime lamelle d’oro, gli affreschi con scene di cerimonie isiache provenienti dalla Palestra di Ercolano, e la nicchia isiaca dai Praedia di Giulia Felice, fino ad oggi nei depositi del museo. (..)" info: URL URL info: URL info: Italian press release at URL info: French press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "La collezione egizia del Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli, una delle più importanti al mondo riapre in ottobre. A precedere questa attesa riapertura, il MANN ospita la terza tappa del progetto Egitto Pompei." Includes a video report [1:38 mins.]. info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL "In occasione di 'Egitto-Napoli. Dall’Oriente' quindi una delle sale del secondo piano del museo napoletano, sarà dedicata alle testimonianze del culto isiaco in Campania e alla contaminazione tra la cultura romana e le altre religioni orientali" URL "Viene inaugurata per l’occasione una sala al secondo piano dell’edificio, in prosecuzione degli spazi dedicati alle decorazioni e agli arredi del Tempio di Iside a Pompei, destinata ad accogliere testimonianze del culto isiaco in Campania e di altre religioni orientali con le quali il mondo romano venne in contatto." Includes a slideshow. info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL With a slideshow. info: English press report at URL "A new exhibition is set to be unveiled on Wednesday at Naples' Archaeological Museum showcasing day-to-day objects that tell the story of the cults of Cybele, Attis, Sabazios and Mithras throughout the Roman empire. The opening of the exhibition marks the third step of the "Egypt Pompeii" display which is already underway at the archaeological site and at the Egyptian Museum of Turin. (..)" * Re-opening of the "Sezione Egizia e della Sezione Epigrafica" date: 7 [was: 8] October 2016 - ongoing The “Sala dei culti orientali” are dedicated to ancient Egyptian and Asiatic cults in Roman Campania. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: URL "La Collezione Egiziana, seconda per importanza in Italia solo a quella del Museo Egizio di Torino, (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL "Dopo sei anni di chiusura è finalmente prevista per ottobre la riapertura della sezione egizia e della sezione epigrafica al Museo Archeologico di Napoli. L’inaugurazione al pubblico sarà il 7 ottobre alle ore 17.00 e si potranno ammirare le dieci sale interamente riallestite con oltre 1400 reperti e con un nuovo percorso espositivo." URL "Grandi novità in arrivo per il MANN, il Museo Archeologico di Napoli. Dopo sei anni di chiusura, a ottobre riaprono finalmente (inaugurazione aperta al pubblico 7 ottobre ore 17.00) la Sezione Egiziana e la Sezione Epigrafica, con oltre 1400 reperti e 10 sale interamente riallestite con un nuovo percorso espositivo e un’ampia offerta didattica." info: Italian press reports at URL "Il percorso egizio nelle sale del seminterrato è stato oggetto di specifici interventi per il controllo microclimatico e illuminotecnico e ospiterà un’esposizione suddivisa in grandi temi: 'Il faraone e gli uomini', 'la tomba e il suo corredo', 'la mummificazione', 'la religione e la magia', 'la scrittura e i mestieri', 'l’Egitto e il Mediterraneo antico'. Un’ampia sezione introduttiva presenterà, anche attraverso l’esposizione di falsi settecenteschi, di calchi ottocenteschi e di esempi dell’arredo antico, le vicende della sezione e delle sue raccolte, preziose testimonianze di storia del collezionismo egittologico." URL h) - i) Palestra Grande Pompeii * "Egitto [a] Pompei" date: 20 [was: 19] April 2016 - 2 November 2016 (19 April preview press) date: 19 April 2016 - TBA Exhibition with seven monumental statues of Sekhmet and the seated statue of Pharaoh Thutmose III, a video about the Roman Period Isis cult, and a tour along the Temple of Isis and houses with Egyptianizing decorative motifs. Part of the “L’Egitto a Pompei” event (see Torino and Napoli). info: URL info: URL info: URL info: Italian press report at URL With several photos. info: Italian press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "For the exhibition, curated by Massimo Osanna and Marco Fabbri with Simon Connor, the recently restored areas of the Large Gymnasium will provide a backdrop for monumental statues of the New Kingdom (...), a magnificent seated statue of the Pharaoh Thutmose I (15th century BC), discovered in the temple of the God Amon in Karnak, and the seven colossal statues portraying Sekhmet (14th century BC). (...) Following the traces of Isis and from Egypt to Pompeii, the exhibition proceeds through rooms of the display, showing the so called "Aegyptiaca": artifacts and relics of ancient Egypt used in Campania from the 8th century BC as amulets. A video installation also highlights cultural exchanges, both religious and commercial, undertaken between Pompeii and Egypt from the end of the 2nd century BC. The visit ends with fragments of Pompeii frescoes portraying scenes with pygmies and exotic animals. (..)" URL info: Italian press reports at URL With a slide-show. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL Includes a video: "EGITTO POMPEI: un grande progetto espositivo in tre sedi" [1:18 mins.] - URL info: video, of the installation of the statues, at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The show’s centrepiece is a group of eight statues, on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Turin, from the fifteenth to the fourteenth centuries BCE, seven of which depict the sun god Sekhmet and one of the pharaoh Thutmose I. The exhibition also features loans from the Naples Archeological Museum, including frescoes, copies of statues and multimedia features. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL j) - 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) Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano Regaste Redentore 2, 37129 Verona URL * “L'Egitto a Verona” date: 28 May 2016 - 1 September [was: September] 2017 Exhibition with ca. 100 ancient Egyptian or Egyptian-inspired objects -- bronze statues of godheads, ushabtis, mummy parts, objects about the Classical period Isis cult, objects about Egyptomania, and a tribute to Carlo Anti. info: URL info: English flyer [PDF] at URL info: Italian press report at URL "(..) La mostra, a cura di Margherita Bolla, è suddivisa in sezioni. Nella prima, _Il culto e la magia_, si entra nel ricchissimo universo dei culti egizi, già percepiti come esotici da Greci e Romani soprattutto per la tendenza ad adorare alcune divinità sotto forme animali. (...) _La vita oltre la morte_ presenta materiali tipici delle sepolture, come gli ushabty – figurine in materie prime diverse – che rappresentavano i 'servitori' sostituti del morto, pronti a rispondere a Osiride, quando avrebbe chiamato il defunto al lavoro nei propri campi. (...) La sezione _Le civiltà africane e Roma_ è divisa in due parti: (...) Proseguendo la mostra, gli oggetti del Museo ispirati in vario modo al mondo egizio illustrano _l’Egittomania_ (...) L’ultima sezione, _Un veronese in Egitto_ (realizzata in collaborazione con l’Università di Padova, Museo di Scienze Archeologiche e d’Arte, sito nel palazzo del Liviano), è dedicata a Carlo Anti, importante archeologo nato nel 1889 a Villafranca (...)" --FRANCE-- a) - b) Galerie des Origines 10 rue de la République, Vaison-la-Romaine URL * “Charles Bonnet au royaume des pharaons noirs” date : 1 May 2016 - 30 September 2016 The exhibition documents the work of Charles Bonnet in Sudan, via photos, videos, documents, and archaeological objects. info: source - URL c) Musée Champollion – Les Écritures du Monde place Champollion, 46100 Figeac URL * "Champollion intime" date: 4 June 2016 - 4 May [was: 15 June] 2017 info: URL info: URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "Le musée Champollion fête ses trente ans et choisit de revenir aux fondamentaux en rendant hommage à l’égyptologue dont il occupe la maison natale. Pour ce faire, la mémoire de son frère Jacques-Joseph, témoin privilégié de ses découvertes, semblait indissociable du projet. Ainsi, le musée Champollion de Vif en Isère, qui n’est autre que la maison de ce frère, a consenti à prêter pendant une année au musée figeacois les objets les plus emblématiques de sa collection.(..)" d) Musée départemental Arles antique Presqu'île du cirque romain BP 205, 13635 Arles cedex. URL * "Savoir et pouvoir sous Ramsès II: Khâemouaset, le prince archéologue" date: 8 October 2016 - 22 January 2017 Exhibition about prince Khaemwaset (son of Ramessess II) and his work in the Memphite area; with among the objects (mostly on loan from The Louvre) jewelry and amulets found on his mummy and objects found in the Apis tombs in Saqqara. info: URL URL With many photos. e) Musée Archéologique Henri Prades 390 Route de Pérols, 34970 Lattes URL * “À l’école des scribes : les écritures de l’Égypte ancienne” date: 9 July 2016 - 2 January 2017 Exhibition that highlights the different writing systems in ancient Egypt: hieroglyphic, hieratic and demotic, via 70 artefacts on loan from several museum collections and private collections, notably the Louvre. info: [PDF] URL info: URL info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL With a small photo gallery. info: French press reports at URL "Près de 70 œuvres parfois inédites ou méconnues présentent une vision claire et renouvelée des différentes écritures de l’Egypte ancienne (hiéroglyphes, hiératiques et domestiques), en majeure partie issues des collections du musée du Louvre, de collections privées et universitaires." URL info: video report: "Exposition : Les écritures de l'Egypte ancienne à Lattes" [1:44 mins.] URL info: French press reports at URL With video at URL URL f) Foire Expo des Côtes d'Armor F-22000 Saint Brieuc * "Toutankhamon" date: 10 - 18 September 2016 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. info: URL info: French press report at URL "(..) L’exposition, visible à Saint-Brieuc à partir de samedi, a fait le tour de l’Europe. Elle présente plus de 1 000 répliques, sur six espaces couvrant 1 200 m2. On y découvrira des reconstitutions parfaites des objets, - certifiés par le musée du Caire - , que contenait le tombeau du pharaon. (..)" info: French press reports at URL URL URL URL g) - h) Musée Rodin 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris URL * “Égyptomanie” date: 2018 info: source - press report at URL i) Les labyrinthes de Hauterives 390 "les Bessées", 26390 Hauterives * "Le Grand Temple d'Abou Simbel" [The great temple of Abu Simbel] date: 9 April 2016 - 31 August 2016, and the weekends of September, 2016 A reproduction of the front of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel is on display. info: French press reports at URL URL "Le labyrinthe végétal d'Hauterives dans la Drôme propose pour sa quinzième saison une nouvelle attraction : la reconstitution du grand temple égyptien d'Abou Simbel. Un décor reproduit à l'identique de l'original et qui revoit le jour aujourd'hui grâce à Alain Orcel, un passionné d'Egypte ancienne." Includes a video report of the exhibition [1:42 mins.] and a video report of 1965: "Le sauvetage du temple d'Amada" [4:14 mins.] j) - k) Château de Châteaubriant Place du Général de Gaulle 44 110 Châteaubriant URL * "L'Égypte des pharaons" [Egypt of the Pharaohs] date: 3 June 2016 - 30 October 2016 Exhibition with more than 100 objects of the collection of the Musée Dobrée (incl. mummies and coffins), complemented by loans from the Musée du Louvre. The exhibition also introduces the Egyptologist Frédéric Cailliaud of the 19th century, to whom the Musée Dobrée owes much of its collection. After its success in 2015 (it ran 12 June 2015 - 29 November 2015) the exhibition is renewed for another season. info: URL Includes a slideshow. info: URL With photos of displays. info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL "Cette exposition se décline en quatre thématiques : l'histoire de l'égyptologue Frédéric Caillaud, à qui le musée Dobrée doit l'essentiel de ses collections ; la vie quotidienne des Égyptiens ; les représentations des pharaons et la religion ; la mort et les rites funéraires." URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL l) Cap Sciences Hangar 20, Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux URL * “Les momies ne mentent jamais…” date: 9 July 2016 - 5 March 2017 Exhibition with 25 mummies from across the world and more than 150 related objects. This exhibition was based on "Momias, testigos del pasado" at Parque de las Ciencias, Granada (October 2014 - January 2016). info: URL With video. info: French press reports at URL URL With photos of displays. --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - b) Musée royal de Mariemont Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140 Morlanwelz URL * "Dieux, Genies et Demons d’Égypte" date: 21 May 2016 - 20 November 2016 Exhibition about the gods and demons of ancient Egypt, with objects on loan from several museums. info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL info: French press report at URL * “De Stargate (TM) aux comics. Les dieux égyptiens dans la culture geek (1975-2015)” date: 21 May 2016 - 20 November 2016 Exhibition that looks at the ancient Egyptian elements in popular fiction, with costumes and objects from movies (Stargate, The Return of the Mummy) and comic books (Thor, Batman, Mighty Isis). info: URL info: French press reports at URL "Une véritable porte des étoiles accueille les visiteurs au musée royal de Mariemont. Elle a été construite expressément pour une exposition sur les dieux égyptiens dans la culture geek. Il faut dire que le film _Stargate_ de 1994 et les 214 épisodes de la série achevée en 2007 ont abondamment puisé leur inspiration dans la mythologie égyptienne. Le réalisateur s'était d'ailleurs entouré de spécialistes pour tourner son film. Parmi eux, un docteur en archéologie du nom de Tyson Smith. Bertrand Federinov, co-commissaire de l'exposition, explique son travail méticuleux : 'Cet archéologue a recrée tout un monde aujourd'hui oublié de l'Égypte ancienne en allant dans le détail. Il a même fait plusieurs recherches au niveau de la langue pour recréer la prononciation et la grammaire de la langue des anciens Égyptiens'. (..)" URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report (with audio file) at URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL With a video about the making of the Stargate on displa * “Coptic textiles” [Title TBA] date: 2019 More than 200 fragments of coptic textile, recently donated by the King Baudouin Foundation. info: URL --SPAIN-- a) - b) - c) - d) - e) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid * "Faraones: reyes de Egipto" date: TBA, 2018 Exhibition with ca. 130 objects on loan from the British Museums. Will also travel to the CaixaForum venues in Barcelona (2019), Girona (2019), Tarragona (2019), and Lleida (2020). info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL f) Museo Liceo Egipcio Palacio de Gaviria, C/ Conde Luna 6, León URL * “El Anillo de Tutankhamón. Joyería y Magia en el Antiguo Egipto” [The Ring of Tutankhamen. Jewelry and Magic in Ancient Egypt] date: Summer 2016 info: URL info: source - URL g) Museo Bíblico y Oriental Instituto Bíblico y Oriental de León, Real Colegiata de San Isidoro, Plaza Santo Martino, 5. León URL * “Cleopatra, la griega y la egipcia” [was: "Cleopatra y las reinas de Alejandría"] date: TBA (in preparation) Exhibition with nearly 200 works dealing with Cleopatra. info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL h) Museu Egipci de Barcelona / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona URL * "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento" [Tutankhamun. History of a discovery] date: 30 November 2012 - TBA [was: till 31 December 2015] [several times prolongated] info: URL * "Osiris, Déu d'Egipte, l'ésser que roman perfecte" / "Osiris, dios de Egipto, el ser que permanece perfecto" date: 10 March 2016 - 31 October 2016 [prolongation; was: till 30 June 2016] Exhibition with ca. 35 objects relating to the figure of Osiris and the mythological and ritual aspects connected with him. info: URL "(..) Estàtues, amulets, esteles, uixebtis i ceptres formen part d’aquesta col·lecció de peces que conforma la mostra i d’entre les quals en destaca una de les darreres adquisicions del Museu: un sarcòfag de fusta d’època ptolemaica (segle III aC)." There is a series of lectures connected with the exhibition. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL Both have photos of artefacts. info: Spanish press report at URL i) Arxiu de la Corona d'Aragó. C/ Comtes, 2 (Palacio de los Virreyes o Palau del Lloctinent), 08002 Barcelona * "Les Flors del Faraó: Un viatge pel Nil a través dels seus papirs" / "Las flores del faraón, un viaje por el Nilo a través de sus papiros" date: 21 April 2016 - 25 September 2016 The exhibition (virtually) tours Egypt, from Alexandria to Thebes, via 70 ancient documents (papyri, mostly) on display. info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL info: Catalan press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL j) - k) - l) - m) - n) Museu de Cultures del Món Palau Nadal, El Carrer Montcada, Barcelona URL English: URL * "Opening museum" date: 7 February 2015 - Ongoing info: Spanish press reports at URL "El hotelero Jordi Clos cede 37 piezas al nuevo espacio, que abrirá sus puertas en el Palau Nadal el próximo 7 de febrero Además de haber alumbrado con el Museo Egipcio de Barcelona uno de los centros privados dedicados a la civilización egipia más importantes, el hotelero Jordi Clos ha puesto su granito de arena en el Museo de la Culturas del Mundo, nuevo espacio municipal que abrirá sus puertas el próximo 7 de febrero en el Palau Nadal, con la cesión de 37 piezas arqueológicas. (..)" Among the new pieces is an Egyptian sarcophagus. URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) Powerhouse Museum 500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW 2007 URL * "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives" date: 10 December 2016 - 30 April 2017 Exhibition with ca. 200 artefacts from the British Museum, including six Egyptian mummies. [Likely based on the exhibition "Ancient Lives, New Discoveries" that was at the BM (22 May 2014 - 12 July 2015). AKE] info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Our first international partner to host Egyptian mummies: exploring ancient lives (a touring version of the exhibition displayed in Bloomsbury) will be the Museum of Applied Arts and Science in Sydney. (...)" info: URL "(..) Six mummies selected from the British Museum collection who lived and died in Egypt between 1800 and 3000 years ago can be viewed at the Powerhouse Museum, alongside their 3D CT scan visualisations (..)." b) Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000 URL * “Tutankhamun — His Tomb and His Treasures” date: September 29, 2016 - January 15, 2017 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. info: URL info: source - press report at URL c) National Museum of Australia Lawson Cres, Acton ACT 2601, Canberra URL * “A History of the World in 100 Objects” date: 9 September 2016 - 29 January 2017 The touring exhibition with 100 objects from the British Museum, including the coffin of Shepenmehit and a large statue of Ramses II. Most recently in Japan, at the National Museum, Kyushu (14 July 2015 – 6 September 2015) and City Museum, Kobe (20 September 2015 – 17 January 2016), and at Western Australian Museum, Perth (date: February 13, 2016 - June 18, 2016). info: URL info: source - English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL --DENMARK-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15, CH-8002 Zürich URL * "Osiris - Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Osiris - Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: February 2017 - TBA The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, of which 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 22 from the Graeco-roman Museum, 31 from Alexandria National museum, 15 from Bibliotheca Alexandrina museum and 207 artefacts from the Sunken monuments department. Earlier venues are the Arab World Institute in Paris (8 September 2015 - 31 January 2016; "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte") and the British Museum in London (19 May 2016 – 27 November 2016; "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds"). info: source - URL info: source - URL * “Gärten der Welt” date: 13 May 2016 - 9 October 2016 Exhibition about gardens in different cultures and times, including ancient Egypt. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: German press reporst at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL b) Musée historique de Vevey Le Château, 2, rue du Château, CH-1800 Vevey URL * “Le goût des belles choses: collection archéologique de David Doret (1821-1904)". date: 13 May 2015 - 26 February 2016 Exhibition about the 19th c. collection of David Doret, with 200 objects from Italy, Greece, the Levant, and Egypt. Includes ancient Egyptian amulets and funerary statuettes. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "(..) La collection de David Doret, quasi exposée dans son entier à l’exception de quelques éléments sans grande valeur architecturale, est propriété du musée. Léguée par les neveux de Doret, elle a été montrée en 1915, puis en 1991. «David Doret a collecté plus de 200?pièces à l’occasion de deux grands voyages, dont un, en 1893, en Palestine, en Egypte, en Grèce et en Italie», indique Françoise Lambert.(..)" With small photo gallery. info: French press report at URL With short photo gallery (incl. Bastet-cat statues). c) - d) Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum Museumsstrasse 50, CH-9000 St.Gallen URL * “Welten sammeln” date: March 2016 - Ongoing Opening of the new permanent exhibiton that provides an overview of several of the world's cultures (the Pacific, North and South America, Africa, and ancient Egypt) via museum objects and their history. info: URL e) Naturhistorisches Museum Basel Augustinergasse 2, 4051 Basel URL * “Mumien - Rätsel der Zeit” date: 16 September 2016 - 30 April 2017 Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. Earlier in the Drents Museum, Assen (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014, "Mummies - Surviving after Death"), the Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest (1 October 2014 - 17 May 2015, "World of Mummies"), the Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg (12 June 2015 - 10 January 2016, "Momies - Un rêve d'éternité"), and the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim (12 February 2016 - 28 August 2016, "Mumien der Welt"). The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. info: URL info: German press report at URL " Welche Geschichten erzählen Mumien? Das will das anatomische Institut herausfinden und untersucht menschliche und tierische Mumien aus der ganzen Welt in einem Scanner. Die Resultate sind erstaunlich. (..) Neben dreizehn menschlichen Mumien werden in der Sonderausstellung auch zahlreiche Tiermumien gezeigt. (..)" With a video of a TV report (in Swiss German) about the scanning of the mummies. f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * Closure of the Egyptian Galleries date: 28 june 2015 - TBA info: URL g) Musée Rath Place de Neuve 1, 1204 Genève URL * “Révélations. Photographies à Genève” date: 27 May 2016 - 11 September 2016 The exhibition also includes some collections of early 20th c. photographs of excavations in Egypt (e.g. taken by Marguerite Naville). info: URL Press release [PDF]: URL info: French press reports at URL URL h) Musée et Jardin botaniques de Lausanne Place de Milan, Montriond, Lausanne URL * "Le jardin des pharaons" [The gardens of the Pharaohs] date: 20 May 2016 - 30 October 2016 Exhibition of floral wreaths and other ancient Egyptian objects, with (in the botanical garden) life samples of plants that were cultivated in the Nile Valley. info: URL info: French press report at URL Interview with curator Esther Wolff. "(..) Elle [Esther Wolff] invite les curieux à en découvrir un pan peu connu grâce à une exposition, fruit d’un travail interdisciplinaire réalisé par elle, le botaniste François Felber, l’experte ès pollens Anne-Marie Rachoud-Schneider et le spécialiste des changements climatiques Christophe Randin. «Le jardin des pharaons», à voir tout l’été aux Musée et Jardins botaniques de Lausanne, propose des regards croisés entre archéologie et botanique, à la découverte des plantes cultivées en Egypte ancienne, de leur usage et de leur fonction symbolique.(..) Pour les plus curieux, un livre (Le jardin des pharaons, Editions Infolio), qu’Esther Wolff cosigne avec François Felber, complète et prolonge l’expo. (..)" info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL Interview with curator Esther Wolff. --SWEDEN-- a) Magasin 9 Frihamnsgatan 66, 115 66 Stockholm URL * “Tutankhamun. Graven og skatterna” [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 26 November 2016 - 30 April 2017 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. Most recent previous venues were the Olympiapark München (3 April 2015 - 13 September 2015), the Zeitenströmung, Dresden (1 October 2015 - 28 February 2016), and Messe Graz, Graz (22 March 2016 - 14 August 2016). info: URL --ESTONIA-- a) University of Tartu Art Museum Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu * "A Journey to the Orient: Otto Friedrich von Richter’s (1791–1816) trips and collection" date: May 26, 2016 - March 3, 2017 Exhibition about the legacy and collections (two mummies, manuscripts and drawings) of Otto Friedrich von Richter. info: URL ---POLAND--- a) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie [Archaeological Museum in Krakow] ul. Senacka 3 Kraków 31-002 URL * "Dwadziescia lat polskich wykopalisk w Sakkarze (Egipt)" [Twenty years of Polish excavations in Saqqara (Egypt)] date: 1 March 2016 - 19 December 2016 Exhibition on the results of the excavations of Polish archaeologists near the pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, Egypt. One important find was the discovery of the tomb of the vizier Merefnebef of the 6th dynasty. info: URL info: URL info: (in Polish) URL (in English) URL info: Polish press report at URL info: Polish press report at URL Interview with Dr. Karol Mysliwiec. b) Muzeum Archeologiczne Oddzial Muzeum Miejskiego Wroclawia Arsenal Miejski, Cieszynskiego 9, 50-136 Wroclaw URL (Polish) URL (English) * "Tajemnice egipskich grobowców" [Secrets of Egyptian tombs] date: September 2016 - December 2016 Exhibition with a replica of an Egyptian tomb, 3D printed models of monuments (that may be touched), plus authentic artefacts from Polish collections. info: source - Polish press report at URL --RUSSIA-- a) The State Hermitage Museum 2, Palace Square, 190000 St Petersburg URL * “Nefertari” [title TBA] date: 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: source - Italian press report at URL --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Národní muzeum/National Museum Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Prague 1 URL * “Ríša slnka: Abú Sír v dobe stavitelov pyramíd” [Empire of the Sun: Abusir at the time of the pyramid builders] date: 2019 Exhibition of 100-150 artifacts from the Czech archaeological excavations in Abusir. info: source - Czech press report at URL b) - c) - d) Krížové chodby Karolina Univerzity Karlovy v Praze [Cloister Karolina Charles University] Ovocný trh 3, Prague 1 * "Z Asuánu do Chartúmu: Ceské archeologické výzkumy mezi nilskými katarakty" [From Aswan to Khartoum: Czech excavations between the Nile cataracts] date: 13 [was: 12] October 2015 - 11 November 2015 Exhibition of photographs that depict the archaeological work in Egypt and Sudan by the Czech Institute of Egyptology at the Charles University in Prague. info: URL info: source - URL info: Czech press release at URL info: video "Czechoslovak Mission in Nubia in 1960's" [20:11 mins.] at URL "Unique footage from the archaeological missions of Czechoslovak Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in 1960's." info: Czech press reports at URL Interview with curator Dr Lenka Varadzinová. URL URL --LUXEMBOURG-- a) - --ANDORRA-- a) Museo del Tabac C. Doctor Palau, 17, AD600 Sant Julià de Lòria URL * “Déus d’Egipte” date: 16 June 2016 - 30 October 2016 Exhibition about the ancient Egyptian gods, with objects on loan from the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona (among the items: a mummy of a falcon, a coffin with a depiction of the goddess Nut, images of Osiris, Bes, canopic vessels, amulets, a model of the Temple of Dandur, etc). info: URL (in English:) URL info: Catalan blog report at URL --JAPAN--- a) The Museum of Kyoto Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 604-8183 URL * "The Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids: The Treasures from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo" date: October 1, 2016 - December 25, 2016 Exhibition of about 120 artifacts from the Egyptian Museum Cairo; it will tour Japan for 25 months (till September 2017), being hosted by eight cities (Tokyo, Matsuyama, Sendai, Kagoshima, Kyoto, Toyama, Fukuoka, and Shizuoka). Earlier at the Mori Arts Center Gallery, Minato-ku, Tokyo (16 October 2015 - 3 January 2016), Matsuyama (February-March 2016), Sendai City Museum (22 April 2016 - 26 June 2016), and in Kagoshima (until 15 September, 2016). info: URL With photos of objects. info: older English press report at URL --CHINA-- a) TBA * “A history of the world in 100 objects” date: 2017 The touring exhibition with 100 objects from the British Museum, including the coffin of Shepenmehit and a large statue of Ramses II. Most recently in Japan, at the National Museum, Kyushu (14 July 2015 – 6 September 2015) and City Museum, Kobe (20 September 2015 – 17 January 2016), and at Western Australian Museum, Perth (date: February 13, 2016 - June 18, 2016); soon at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra (9 September 2016 - 29 January 2017). info: source - URL b) The Comprehensive Culture Platform in The Bonded Area Xiamen International Cruise City 17-19 Donggang North Road, Huli District, Xiamen * "Life after Death! The Quest for Immortality in ancient Egypt" / "Quest for Immortality - The Hidden Treasure of Ancient Egypt" date: August 13 [was: 2], 2016 - October 25, 2016 Exhibition of more than 250 ancient Egyptian artefacts (incl. mummies) from the Bolton Museum. Presumably the same as the exhibition ("Quest for Immortality - The Hidden Treasure of Ancient Egypt") that travelled in Taiwan and China between 2011-2014 (also 250 items from Bolton). info: URL With photos of some of the items on display. URL info: French press report at URL info: English press report at URL c) Nanjing Museum Nanjing City, Zhongshan Road No. 321 * "Pharaohs and Kings: Treasures of Ancient Egypt and China's Han Dynasty" date: 17 August 2016 - 9 January 2017 The exhibition "presents the different features of ancient Egypt civilization and Han Dynasty (202 BC-AD 220) civilization through a comparison of the two ancient cultures. Nearly 150 antiques from the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada and 150 pieces of unearthed Han Dynasty relics from domestic museums nationwide are put on display together." info: (including a slideshow) URL --REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE-- a) - --MEXICO-- a) Museo de los Conspiradores Andador 5 de Mayo, Ext. 18I Santiago de Querétaro * “Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición” date: 11 March 2016 - 28 August 2016 [prolongation; was: till 12 June 2016] Travelling exhibition with 170 objects, notably KV62 replicas, but also 30 genuine antiquities. Earlier in El Museo del Noreste, Monterrey (March 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014), the Museo de Historia de Tijuana (30 November 2014 - 31(?) July 2015) and the Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura (IMACP) de Puebla (21 August 2015 - 8 February 2016 [was: 10 December 2015]). info: source - URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL b) Centro de Atención Municipal Av. Ribera del Rio Esq. Camino Las Flores S/N, 76900 Corregidora, Querétaro de Arteaga * “Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición” date: cancelled(?) [was: 21 January 2016 - May 2016] ---ISRAEL--- a) Israel Museum Nakhman Avigad St, Jerusalem URL * “The Allure of the Sphinx - Ancient Egypt in European Art" date: March 4, 2016 - December 1, 2016 [prolongation; was: October 25, 2016] The exhibition features Old Master paintings: prints by Rembrandt, Hogarth, and others; 19th century photographs; objets d'art; and a special display of rare hand-painted lithographs created by Scottish artist David Roberts following his 1838-39 trip to Egypt and the Near East. info: URL info: English press report at URL “(..) "The premise for this exhibition comes from the fact that Europeans of the 17th and 18th centuries – that also applies to earlier times but our works relate to this particular period – liked to describe stories connected to Egypt,” explains curator Shlomit Steinberg. (..)" info: English press report at URL * “Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story” date: March 4, 2016 - December 31, 2016 [prolongation; was: till October 25, 2016] Exhibition of more than 680 objects demonstrating the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between ancient Egypt and ancient Israel/Palestine. info: URL "From large-scale royal victory steles and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the exhibition draws from the Israel Museum’s own extensive holdings and from archaeological finds excavated in Israel by the Israel Antiquities Authority, together with seminal loans from The Metropolitan Museum, NY; the Louvre Museum, Paris; the Egyptian Museum, Turin, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, and other important collections worldwide." With picture gallery. info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross- fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; the Kunsthistorisches Museum; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections. (..)" Lists some of the objects on display. URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) It presents some 800 objects reflecting the sharing of deities, arts, rituals and ideas of the two ancient and influential cultures. (..)" With some photos of displays. info: English press release, with a slide-show of the artefacts on loan from The Met: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Diese Ausstellung hat alles: Statuen von Pharaonen im Vergleich, Schmuck, Sarkophage und eine Auswahl von Steintafeln aus Amarna (..)." * "A Mummy in Jerusalem: Secrets of the Afterlife" date: 27 July 2016 - April 2017 The focus of this exhibition is the only Egyptian mummy in Israel, belonging to a priest (nicknamed "Alex") from Akhmim, 2,200-year-old and displayed in its original coffin, alongside objects from various tombs (incl. an embalmed ibis). info: URL info: video at URL "The Israel Museum, Jerusalem: Transferring the mummy to the hospital for CT scanning, 2016" info: English press reports at URL "(..) He lived and died in upper-class obscurity around 2,200 years ago, but "Alex"’s remains — the only mummy in Israel — star in an Israel Museum exhibit opening Tuesday. A century before Anthony and Cleopatra, when the Ptolemies ruled the Nile he lived as a priest in the city of Panopolis, modern-day Akhmim, in Upper Egypt. During his lifetime "Alex" was known as Iret-hor-iru — The Protective Eye of Horus — but got his modern moniker after he was donated to Jerusalem’s Pontifical Biblical Institute by Jesuits in Alexandria. (..) Radiocarbon dating of his linen wrappings found he died in the 2nd century BCE, and CT scans found he lived into his late 30s or early 40s (..). He stood 5’5? when he was alive (..). Accompanying Iret-hor-iru in his Israel Museum afterlife are an assortment of Hellenistic and Roman-era funerary masks that were placed over the face of the dead. (..) Amulets in the shape of beasts and birds and crafted out of faience, ivory, gold or semiprecious stones (..) make up a kaleidoscopic menagerie accompanying Iret-hor-iru. (..) The only other mummy in the room is that of an ibis (..) [and its] lifelike sarcophagus (..)." With some photos of the items on display. URL "(..) He was originally 167cm (5ft 6in) tall but either during his lifetime or afterwards, he had shrunk to 154cm. (..)" URL With short video of the coffin and the scanning of the mummy. URL With photos of mummy, coffin, and scans. URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL b) - c) Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum 1 Jabotinsky st., Ramat Gan URL URL * “Protective Force: Egyptian Scarabs from Gemstones” date: November 23, 2015 - TBA The exhibition will explore the significant role of gemstones in ancient Egyptian culture. The scarabs featured in the exhibition come from the collections of the Israel Museum. Also Victorian jewelry set with ancient scarabs will be on display. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL With an image gallery at URL --BRAZIL-- a) - ---CHILE--- a) - +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. K. Eyma This list is not meant for distribution to any other public channel than the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum. It is always wise to contact the organizers of lectures e.d. for confirmation, in case of (last minute) changes. Also note that registration for conferences/symposiums often is months in advance. Students will need an I.D. to get any discounts offered. ====================================================================


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