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EEF NEWS (990) 
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August 10, 2017 (IV Akhet 24)
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Peru, South Africa (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Denmark, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Japan, China, India, Mexico, Israel, Korea, Chile Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma * Thanks for this week's events information go to: Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - Germany (r), Italy (n), France (j)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Germany (r)] ========================================================================== +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --GERMANY-- c) Verein zur Förderung des Ägyptischen Museums Berlin e.V. * "The Mammisi of Jebel Barkal, a birth house in Meroitic Sudan", by Mohamad Osman (Freie Universität Berlin) [lecture in English with German summaries] date: 15 August 2017; 19:00 place: Brugsch-Pascha-Saal, Archäologisches Zentrum, Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 6, 10117 Berlin costs: free info: URL e) Ägyptologisches Seminar Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften Freie Universität Berlin * "49. Neue Forschungen zur ägyptischen Kultur und Geschichte" & "Erman-Tag 2017" date: 3 November 2017 place: Brugsch-Pascha-Saal, Archäologisches Zentrum, Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 6, 10117 Berlin info: Call for Papers (PDF) at URL Deadline is 1 October 2017 --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --GERMANY-- [update] r) Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rathausstraße 24, 83022 Rosenheim * "Pharao - Leben im Alten Ägypten" [Pharaoh - Life in Ancient Egypt] date: 24 March 2017 - 3 December 2017 [new] info: German press report at URL "Es ist eine Art Tiefenforschung über Wirtschaft und Alltag, Religion und Mythen, Herrscher und Beherrschte, die weit über das hinausgeht, was – gemeinhin eher populärwissenschaftliche – Darstellungsformen sonst bieten. Denn statt ausschließlich aufs Spektakuläre, Erstaunliche zu setzen, will die Pharao-Ausstellung erkennbar erstrangig Erkenntnis fördern. Dazu die großzügigen Holzmodelle alter Tempelanlagen, die 3-D-Animationen, die zweistöckige Raum- und Lichtarchitektur, die Medienstationen. Und natürlich jene zahlreichen Original-Exponate, die nicht zuletzt aus dem Fundus des Römer- und Pelizaeus-Museums Hildesheim und des University-of-Aberdeen-Museums stammen." --ITALY-- [update] n) Lido di Jesolo via Aquileia 123, di fronte al Pala Arrex di piazza Brescia, Jesolo (Veneta) * "Egitto. Dei, faraoni, uomini" [Egypt: Gods, Pharaohs, Men] date: 26 December 2017 - 30 June 2018 [new] info: Italian press report at URL --FRANCE-- [update] j) Musée Municipal des Beaux-Arts et d’Histoire Naturelle 3 Rue Toufaire, 28200 Châteaudun * "Les animaux de l’Egypte antique" [The animals of Ancient Egypt] date: 28 January 2017 - 17 September 2017 [new] info: French press report at URL ---- For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below. ++ (III) PERSONALS AND ADMIN NOTES [As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF. They usually are not in the Website version.] +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE--- [Next four items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "King Seti II-era blocks discovered at illegal excavation site in Egypt's Minya" URL "The Tourism and Antiquities Police have caught red-handed an Egyptian citizen conducting illegal excavation beneath his home in the Upper Egyptian city of Minya, where he uncovered a collection of stone blocks dating back to the reign of ancient Egyptian King Seti II, officials said on Sunday. (..) The seized items include two limestone reliefs; one engraved with the cartouche of King Seti II and the second bearing the half crown of the king. A Roman-era basin and a collection of clay pots were also discovered. (..)" With photos. -- Other English press reports: URL With overview photo. URL [With very misleading header (of course it was not Seti's tomb that was found, but objects from his time). AKE] * Press report: "New museum to be opened in Marsa Matruh" URL "(..) The ministry in cooperation with the governorate are to build a new museum to display 1,000 relics that have been discovered in the governorate. The museum is planned to be a part of Marsa Matruh’s public library after clearing some space and setting the proper requirements to display the found monuments. The museum mainly aims to shed light upon the history of Marsa Matruh and the strong role it has been playing in Egypt’s ancient history. (..)" -- Another English press report: URL "A collection of 33 artefacts were transferred to the new Grand Egyptian Museum, known as the GEM, from a store gallery in the Giza Plateau. A soft opening of the museum is planned for April 2018. Tarek Tawfiq, general supervisor of the GEM, said that the artefacts includes three limestone columns of King Djedka Re Isesi, a fifth dynasty king of the Old Kingdom, as well as 30 stone blocks from the western wall of the temple of King Senefru, the founder of the fourth daynasty, which had been put in storage in 1960. "The most important of these blocks are those belonging to the lower carved part of the wall," Tawfiq said. The carvings on the blocks depict a group of women carrying offerings as they perform religious rituals inside the temple, while walking towards the king. There is also a cartouche in the name of King Senefru. These women, he said, represent Egypt's various regions in the Old Kingdom, which included 42 regions in the reign of King Senefru. (..)" With some photos. -- Another English press report: URL URL * Press report: "Once Reviled, Libyan Archaeologists Take on a New Role" URL "(..) In the post-Qadhafi era, though, a cohort of experienced and dedicated Libyan archaeologists is emerging. “Libya now has a growing group of competent, well-trained archaeologists who are not yet in the top jobs,” said David Mattingly, professor of Roman archaeology at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. They have done or are doing PhDs at universities in the U.K. and Italy, after years of work in field archaeology and teaching in Libya. (..)" [Submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar, Kat Newkirk, Michael Tilgner, and Thierry Benderitter] * Press report: "Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh May Be the 1st Known 'Giant'" URL "The supposed remains of Sa-Nakht, a pharaoh of ancient Egypt, may be the oldest known human giant [i.e., the oldest human remains showing signs of gigantism. AKE], a new study finds. (..) Prior work suggested that the skeleton of the man - who would have stood at up to 6 feet, 1.6 inches (1.987 meters) tall - may have belonged to Sa-Nakht, a pharaoh during the Third Dynasty. Previous research on ancient Egyptian mummies suggested the average height for men around this time was about 5 foot, 6 inches (1.7 m), said study co-author Michael Habicht, an Egyptologist at the University of Zurich's Institute of Evolutionary Medicine. (..) Ramsses II (..) was only about 5 foot, 9 inches (1.75 m) tall (..). " -- Other English press reports: URL URL URL URL URL URL -- German press report: URL -- The original research article is available for free online [and was already mentioned in EEF NEWS (987)]: Francesco M Galassi, Maciej Henneberg, Wouter de Herder, Frank Rühli, Michael E Habicht. "Oldest case of gigantism? Assessment of the alleged remains of Sa-Nakht, king of ancient Egypt", in: The Lancet. Diabetes & Endocrinology, vol. 5, pp. 580-581 (2017) URL "In 1901, a skeleton was found in the Mastaba K2 tomb near Beit Khallaf, Egypt, which is estimated to date from the 3rd Dynasty (c 2700 BCE). The remains are of a very tall man (about 187 cm; figure) and are attributed to King Sa-Nakht, who was an ephemeral king of Egypt during the 3rd Dynasty. It is far from certain whether the remains are really those of King Sa-Nakht, but for the medical assessment of potential gigantism this case has a great value as it could be the oldest known case." Also available as pdf-file (0.5 MB) URL * Press report: "Government to redevelop heritage site in Materya district" URL "The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities will be developing heritage areas in Materya district, Cairo, according the ministry’s released statement on Monday. The district is comprised of several historical sites and heritage that dates back to old Egyptian eras that require maintenance, according to Mohamed Abdel Latif assistant for the Antiquities Ministry for Historical Sites. He also added, within the released statement, that the development plan involves defining problems for the area and work on renovating these issues. The areas to be renovated include El Masla site that belonged to King Snosert I; the site includes areas that belonged to King Ramsis VI. Some of the antiquities located in the district of Materya involved carvings and artifacts that were transferred to storages in museums. Other historical sites in district include Maryam’s tree that witnessed the passage of the sacred family. Renovations will include resolving water scarcity, putting guide signs, and providing information posters about the history of these sites as well as installing surveillance cameras, the statement read." * Press report: "Hepes [= Hibis] temple deemed last temple from Persian age El-Sawy" URL "A recently released video on Saturday has shed light on Hepes Temple located in New Valley governorate that dates back to Persian age El-Sawy on ON Live channel’s morning show this Friday. Resonating from Egyptian origins, ‘Hepes’ is a Greek word meaning for plow [i.e., Hibis is the Greek form of the ancient Egyptian name Hebet, meaning "plough". AKE] and was named to the temple that was built by the 26th and the 27th Persian families [i.e., dates to the Saite-Persian period]. (...)" With video. * Press report: "Antiquities traffickers arrested in different governorates" URL "The Security agencies led by interior minister assistant for Public Security, Hossam Nasr have arrested people digging for artifacts in different governorates on Tuesday August 8, continuing their efforts to catch antiquities' traffickers. Security agencies could arrest antiquities' traffickers in Sohag and Aswan, as they found pottery artifacts dating back to the Roman era in their homes, in addition to the existence of passages under the ground. The accused have admitted that they dig to search for antiquities, so they are brought before prosecution. (..)" * Press report: "Sudan: Can Treasure of Nubian Queen Amanishaketo Be Retrieved?" URL "Priceless 57 Pieces of pure gold, studded with jewels, were stolen in open daylight from her pyramid in Meroe in the early 19th Century and nobody can tell how this historically and artistically invaluable wealth can be returned to the country. The treasure is now on display in Munich, Germany. The treasure of the Kandake (queen) Amanishakheto was discovered in her pyramid at Meroe, however probably not in a funerary chamber inside the core of the pyramid as claimed by the Italian explorer, treasure-hunter, Giuseppe Ferlini, but more likely in the burial chamber below the pyramid. (..) Dr. Ali explains that Giuseppe Ferlini (a medical doctor in some reports) was in the company of the expedition sent by Egypt's ruler Mohammad Ali Pasha to conquer Sudan in 1821 AD that was also accompanied by several treasure and antiquities hunters. Giuseppe Ferlini's passion for treasures and antiquities led him to the Northern cemetery, east of the Royal City of Meroe (210 KM North of Khartoum) and to Pyramid No 6 in the Royal City, where the Queen was buried. Giuseppe Ferlini and his men in 1834 destroyed the pyramid to find what it was hiding. (..)" * Press report: "Fourth century Abul-Darag monastery destroyed by antiquities officials" URL "The remains of the 4th-century monastery of Anba Yuhanna al-Daragi (St John Climacus), commonly known as Abul-Darag, at Ain al-Sukhna in the Suez region on the Red Sea, are threatened with total destruction. According to reports coming from the nearby Monastery of Anba Pola (St Paul the Anchorite), what remains of Abul-Darag’s is undergoing systematic destruction at the hands of a number of Suez antiquities officials who are selling its lands to developers. (..)" --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entry at the 'Nile Scribes' blog of Thomas H. Greiner M.A. and Taylor Bryanne Woodcock M.A.: -- "Meet Manchester’s Egypt Curator Dr. Campbell Price" (Aug. 5) URL * New entry at the Retrograde Photography blog of Julia Thorne M.A.: -- "Update from the Garstang: Predynastic post and the Festival of Archaeology" (Aug 10) URL * New entry at the blog of the Abydos Temple Paper Archive Project: -- "Conservation of the Paper Archive (2)" (Aug. 8) URL +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES * TBA --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- [Submitted by Tom Stableford] * An addition to the web page 'Translation of Georg Möller's works on Hieratic': -- "From the Medical Papyrus Ebers, Section C" URL This completes Heft I of Möller. Work on Heft II will start in autumn. --MISCELLANEOUS-- * TBA +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list.] * (&) The University of Oxford, School of Archaeology, invites applications for a Training Manager and Researcher (Egypt) to join the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) project. (..) The main responsibilities of the post involve the design, organisation and delivery of training for heritage professionals in Egypt in the EAMENA methodology. The role will also involve the compilation of data from published surveys and site gazetteers, creation of lists of key sites for Egypt and assessments of those sites under the greatest threat. (..) Applicants must have a doctorate in archaeology (or a related and relevant subject) together with fieldwork experience in and knowledge of Egyptian archaeology and survey as well as the wider Middle East and North Africa. (..) Closing date: 31 August 2017 URL URL * (&) The Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences is looking for a Assistant professor (adiunkt) in archaeology, egyptology, literary studies or cultural anthropology. Tasks will be to study Ancient Egyptian religious literary texts and to continue working on Old Kingdom or later texts. PhD in Egyptology (Literature/Religion) required. Closing date: 16 August 2017 URL * (&) The Egyptology unit of the research group Archaeology at KU Leuven is seeking a motivated PhD candidate to strengthen the team of the Dayr al-Barsha Project. (..) Closing date: August 07, 2017 URL * (&) The Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) is looking for a PhD candidate in Egyptology/History to join its team. (..) Closing date: 29 August 2017 URL * (&) Am Ägyptischen Museum und Papyrussammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz ist ab 1. November 2017 eine Stelle als wissenschaftliche/r Museumsassistentin / Museumsassistent (in Fortbildung), für die Dauer von zwei Jahren, zu besetzen. (..) Schwerpunkt der Tätigkeit bildet die Gesamtrevision der Bestände des Ägyptischen Museums unter Einsatz eines digitalen Museumsdokumentationssystems. (..) Das Fortbildungsangebot richtet sich an Absolventinnen und Absolventen eines wissenschaftlichen Hochschulstudiums (Master oder M.A.) im Fach Ägyptologie, die über ausgewiesene EDV-Kenntnisse und gute Sprachkenntnisse in mindestens einer Fremdsprache verfügen. Ebenso sind Nachweise von Studienleistungen und/oder berufspraktische Erfahrung im Bereich der Archäologie Ägyptens nachzuweisen. (..) Closing date: 14. Juli 2017 URL * (&) The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for a Research Associate to develop and carry out advanced research projects in the analysis of ancient Near Eastern Landscapes as Director of the Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes (CAMEL) Laboratory. (..) Applicants must have expertise and field experience directing archaeological surface surveys and landscape archaeology projects in the Near East/Egypt. (..) Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2017. URL * (&) The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is looking for a Director for Egypt who (..) will manage ARCE’s Cairo office and provide expert oversight for a network of projects being carried out throughout Egypt and funded by USAID and other external grant funds. (...) Closing date: August, 1, 2017. URL * (&) The ProCredit Academy, the international management training centre of the ProCredit group, is seeking a graduate in History to join our faculty and teach classes at our campus which is located in Fürth (Odenwald), south of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The language of instruction is English. (..) The position of Lecturer in Ancient History would entail instructing courses in the humanities branch of our management development programme, with a particular focus on the following subjects: Ancient Egypt & The Ancient Near East. (..) Closing date: 22 July 2017 URL * (&) The University of Copenhagen invites applications for a one-year teaching and research appointment in Egyptology at the Visiting Associate Professor level. The full-time position in The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies begins in September 1, 2017 (..). The department seeks a person with documented research and teaching qualifications within the following Egyptological subjects: Egyptian philology, history, and culture. The candidate will be expected to teach in English. (..) The closing date for applications is 18 June 2017. URL URL * (&) Am Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage ist zum 15.6.2017 (bzw. zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt) befristet für die Projektlaufzeit von zwei Jahren folgende Stelle zu besetzen: Akademische/r Mitarbeiter/in (50%), TV-L 13, im Bereich der altertumswissenschaftlichen Universitären Sammlungen Der Schwerpunkt der Tätigkeit liegt in der Aufbereitung der altertumswissenschaftlichen Universitären Sammlungen (in den Bereichen Klassische Archäologie, Ägyptologie und Altorientalistik [Assyriologie/Vorderasiatische Archäologie]) zu deren Einbindung in den neuen MA-Studiengang „Cultural Heritage und Kulturgüter- schutz“. (..) Anforderungen: Überdurchschnittlich abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium mit M.A. oder einem gleichwertigen Abschluss (in Assyriologie, Ägyptologie, Vorderasiatischer Archäologie oder Klassischer Archäologie); Museologische Kompetenz; (..) Deadline: 24. Mai 2017 URL * (&) The British Museum is looking to appoint a Project Curator to support the project ‘Urban Development and Regional Identities in Middle Egypt: A Deep History of the Asyut Region’ through research and creating public outputs. (...) Educated to Masters level in Egyptology/Egyptian Archaeology, or equivalent, the successful candidate will have significant experience with ancient Egyptian material culture as well as research, fieldwork and publication. With excellent proofing and writing skills, you will be highly proficient in Microsoft Office and relevant databases. A publication history in peer-reviewed journals is preferable. (..) Closing date: 23rd May 2017. More detail and the link to apply online can be found at: URL * (&) The UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is looking for a Collections Assistant. Closing date: 1 May 2017. URL * (&) Würzburg University invites applications for junior research group leaders in the fields of Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology that will address the general topic "Writing and Society". Successful applicants will lead their own research group (including a postdoc and PhD position) for a period of up to five years at Würzburg University. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2017. URL * (&) The Centre for Ancient Cultures within the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University seeks to fill a continuing position to commence in January 2018: Lecturer in Ancient Cultures, with an expertise in the study of ancient Egypt. (..) Closing Date: Sunday 21 May 2017 URL * (&) The UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a full time Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology/Egyptology (from 1 September 2017) (..) Closing Date: 2 May 2017. URL * (&) The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is looking for an Editor who will assist in all aspects of publication for the Museum. This includes the development, editing and layout of exhibition and educational materials, publications and archaeological fieldwork reports. (..) Application deadline: 1 March 2017. URL * (&) Celebrating 80 years of French-Polish cooperation in archaeology, the Institut français d'archéologie orientale (IFAO) and the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, Research Center in Cairo (RC PCMA) invite applications for a 15-months Post-Doctoral Fellowship, starting 1st October 2017 until 31 December 2018. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize an international two-day Seminar/Workshop on a subject in relation with Ancient and Medieval Northeastern Africa. (...) Deadline for applications is 31 March 2017. URL URL * (&) The University of Birmingham, School of History and Cultures, Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Egyptology (expected start date: September 2017). (..) Deadline for applications: 27 March 2017. URL * (&) The Griffith Institute, University of Oxford invites applications for the post of Managing Editor - Topographical Bibliography and Online Egyptological Bibliography. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Egyptology or a closely related field, combined with research-level knowledge of Egyptology, including ancient Egyptian language and archaeology. This is a fixed-term contract for 3 years. Closing Date: 3rd March 2017 URL * (&) The British Museum, Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, is looking for a Project Curator: Egyptian Touring Exhibitions. (..) The successful candidate will be educated to postgraduate degree level with an MA in Egyptology or a related subject. (..) Closing date: 31 January 2017. URL * (&) UCL Culture invite applications for the post of Curator of the Petrie Museum. (..) The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience, as well as extensive experience of curating archaeological collections in a museum environment. (...) Closing date: 26 February 2017. URL * (&) The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University invites applications to fill a postdoctoral research position in Egyptology. The field of specialization is open, but a background in archaeology and/or art history is desirable. The appointment is for one year, beginning on July 1, 2017. (..) Apply: URL Completed applications must be received by February 1, 2017. (#) * (&) The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral scholars for 2017-2018 in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, or Ancient Near Eastern Cultures [incl. Egyptology]. (..) The fellowship period will begin October 1, 2017, and is for a period of one academic year. (..) Last date for acceptance of material: March 2, 2017. (#) * (&) The San Antonio Museum of Art will sponsor a post-doctoral research fellowship in the history of art and material culture, awarded for the two-year period beginning at a date TBD in 2017. The fellowship is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and offers a stipend of $48,000/year. While in residence in San Antonio, the Mellon fellow will have the opportunity for scholarly research, exhibition and publication in one of the San Antonio Museum of Art’s collecting areas. (...), including Egyptian Art (..). Applicants should submit their application by February 1, 2017 (..) URL * (&) The American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce the continuation of its program of Core Teaching Fellowships, intended for recent PhD graduates. Successful applicants will be appointed, for a three-year term, as Core Curriculum Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows with the rank of visiting assistant professor. (..) Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled. One or more Fellows will be appointed in fall 2017, depending on needs. Candidates in any of the following disciplines are welcome to apply: Anthropology; Arab and Islamic History; Archaeology; Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Economics; Egyptology; Geology; History and Philosophy of Science; Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics; Psychology; Sociology. (..) Info: URL ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) The University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition is pleased to offer the Dean Allen Fellowship. The deadline for applications is September 15th, 2017, for work to be undertaken in 2017 or 2018. The Fellowship, of up to $5000, is intended to support the participation of engineers/architects, and advanced students in related disciplines, in the field to ensure the safety of excavation or conservation teams. The work can be conducted anywhere in what was formerly ancient Egypt and its interconnected world (modern Egypt, Sudan, etc.) and is not limited by temporal contexts (that is, all periods and cultures linked to ancient Egypt are eligible: pre-dynastic, pharaonic, Napatan, Ptolemaic, Coptic, etc.), as long as the work is approved by the relevant governmental institution(s). More information and the application form can be found here: URL * (&) The Czech Institute of Egyptology has the pleasure of inviting MA and PhD students registered at the Cairo University to apply for a 3-month-scholarship at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic). During their stay the students will have the opportunity to study in the library of the Institute, and consult their projects with specialists according to their field of interest. (..) The applications must be submitted before May 31, 2017 (..). URL * (&) L’Institut français d’archéologie orientale (Ifao) du Caire lance son appel à projets scientifiques pour 2018. Il s’insère dans le cadre du quinquennal 2017-2021 et s’adresse à tout chercheur, français ou étranger, qui souhaite développer des recherches dans les domaines de compétence de l’Ifao, couvrant l’histoire de l’Égypte, de la Préhistoire àl’époque contemporaine. La date limite de soumission de projets est le 31 mai 2017. URL * (&) Bourses doctorales et postdoctorales attribuées par l’IFAO. (..) Les demandes doivent être déposées avant le 25 mai pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er janvier et le 30 juin et avant le 20 novembre pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er septembre et le 22 décembre. URL --AWARDS &amamp; CONTESTS-- * (&) Die Stiftung für Ägyptologie zur Erforschung der ägyptischen Rechtsgeschichte schreibt im Jahr 2016 erneut einen Wettbewerb aus. Ziel der Stiftung ist die Fortführung der Forschungsarbeit des Stifters Prof. Dr. Schafik Allam im Bereich der rechtshistorischen Forschung in der Ägyptologie. Schwerpunkt der Stiftungsförderung ist die Erforschung von Urkunden in ägyptischer Sprache und Schrift (Hieroglyphisch, Hieratisch, Kursivhieratisch, Demotisch und Koptisch). (..) Für ein schriftliches Werk wird dieses Jahr ein Preisgeld von 2.000,00 € ausgelobt. Teilnehmen kann, wer eine schriftliche Arbeit im oben erwähnten Forschungsbereich in deutscher, englischer oder französischer Sprache verfasst hat und nicht über eine unbefristete Anstellung im Fachbereich Ägyptologie oder einem entsprechenden Institut verfügt. Angenommen werden Dissertationen, Magisterarbeiten, Masterarbeiten und Aufsätze. Eine Publikation ist nicht Voraussetzung. Einreichungsfrist ist der 31.06.2017. Später eingereichte Arbeiten bleiben unberücksichtigt. Die Veröffentlichung darf bei Einreichung nicht älter als ein Jahr sein. Unveröffentlichte Arbeiten unterliegen nicht dieser Frist. Bewerber schicken die Arbeiten bitte per pdf an: email (#) --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) IFAO - Appel à candidature: 3e Académie hiératique, Pharaon dans les ostraca littéraires de Deir al-Medina Organisée par Annie Gasse (CNRS) et Florence Albert (Ifao). 1-5 octobre 2017. But de l’académie. (..) Dossiers de candidature à envoyer au plus tard le 30 mai 2017. URL * (&) Mercia Egyptology Society announce their course for the Summer Term: "Cleopatra and Alexandria" TUESDAYS, 2nd May to 14th June 2017, 7.05 p.m. – 9.05 p.m. or FRIDAYS, 5th May to 17th June 2017, 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. NOTE: There will be no classes on Tuesday 30th May or Friday 3rd June. COST: £40.00 (6 weeks) TUTOR: Miss Angela Torpey, 43, Loudon Avenue, Coundon, Coventry, CV6 1JN, e-mail: angelatorpey@yahoo.co.uk WHERE: Xcel (Leisure) Centre, Mitchell Avenue, Coventry CV4 8DY (off Charter Avenue) (nr. University of Warwick Westwood Site) URL * (&) UCLA’s Near Eastern Language and Cultures Department is offering an intensive Middle Egyptian hieroglyphs summer class (Ancient Near East 122 “Elementary Ancient Egyptian: Intensive”) from June 26- August 4, 2017. The class may be taken in-person on UCLA’s campus or remotely from your computer. No background knowledge or pre-requisites are required to enroll; however, because this class is intensive (the equivalent of an entire academic year of Middle Egyptian in six weeks), students will need to be motivated to keep up with this fast-paced class. This class will be accessible to at all interested parties (you do not need to be a UCLA student), but may be especially useful for students or researchers interested in learning or refreshing their Middle Egyptian. To enroll and learn more about UCLA’s summer fees, policies, etc. please visit: URL If you have questions about the class please email Julia Troche. * (&) An online Archaeoastronomy course is now avaliable. To access the lessons (the course is free of charge) please visit URL More info and a few videos, including Egypt, can be found at the facebook page: URL * (&) Giulio Magli would like to inform you that on the "Open Knowledge" platform of the Politecnico of Milan the MOOC (massive open online course) entitled "Archaeoastronomy: the science of stars and stones" is now avaliable. The course is and will always be 100% free of charge and the lessons are avaliable at any time. It is based on "weeks" made up of short lessons (less than 10 minutes each). The level is undergraduate. Of course Egypt has a key role and an entire "week" is devoted to it. I hope that you will find it useful for your teaching acitivities and that it may contribute to spread a correct approach to this discipline in the general public. To see the promo and access the course: URL * (&) "BLUE: a symposium exploring aspects of life in ancient Egypt" URL Egypt seen through the theme of the colour blue. A selection of 12 lectures presented in a symposium style, by Dr Joyce Tyldesley, Dr Steven Snape, Prof. Paul Nicholson, Dr Glenn Godenho, and Dr Campbell Price. FREE - 3 hour videos. * (&) HieroEducation - offering online Egyptology courses: URL "(..) We’re offering an Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs to begin with, and will be expanding our portfolio of courses from there. (..) The courses are entirely online, and are based around live classes where you can discuss what you’ve learned with your course tutor, and video lectures and other teaching materials (downloadable resources, quizzes and challenges and more) which you can access anytime you like. (..)" Tutor: Dr Joanna Kyffin * (&) A series of free, on-line classes in Egyptology are being offered by U. Manchester: URL --TRIPS & TOURS-- [Only tours organized by non-profit Egyptological organisations (notably if the proceeds go to public education or site excavation/conservation) will be listed here.] * TBA --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * TBA +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- Arte, August 16, 2017, 18:20-19:20 "Ägyptens große Königinnen" -- ZDFinfo, August 17, 2017, 01:15-02:00 "Mord am Hof des Pharao - Die Verschwörung um Ramses III." -- ZDFinfo, August 17, 2017, 02:00-02:45 "Schätze des alten Ägypten - Nofretete und die Goldmaske des Tutanchamun" -- ZDFinfo, August 17, 2017, 02:45-03:30 "Schätze des alten Ägypten - Das Geheimnis der großen Pyramide" -- ZDFinfo, August 17, 2017, 03:30-04:15 "Aufgedeckt: Geheimnisse des Altertums. Die Cheops-Pyramide" -- ZDFinfo, August 17, 2017, 04:15-04:45 "Schätze des alten Ägypten - Der Große Tempel des Ramses" -- ZDFinfo, August 17, 2017, 04:45-05:29 "Aufgedeckt - Rätsel der Geschichte: Das Geheimnis um Tutanchamuns Grab" -- ZDFinfo, August 17, 2017, 05:30-06:15 "Aufgedeckt: Geheimnisse des Altertums. Die Büste der Nofretete" -- 3sat, August 18, 2017, 13:20-14:05 "Ägypten - Geburt des Pharaonenreichs" -- 3sat, August 18, 2017, 14:05-14:50 "Ägypten - Großmacht am Nil" -- 3sat, August 18, 2017, 14:50-15:30 "Ägypten - Im Zeichen des Sonnengottes" -- 3sat, August 18, 2017, 15:30-16:15 "Ägypten - Das Geheimnis des ewigen Lebens" -- Arte, August 18, 2017, 18:25-19:20 "Das Erlöschen von Imperien: Das Ende des Pyramidenzeitalters" --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 Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Psychofolter an den Ufern des Nil" URL "Dass Anna Netrebko Nervosität und den Respekt vor einer besonders schwierigen Rolle hörbar werden lässt, unterstrich, wo andere Primadonnen königlich aufdrehen, immerhin die Unsicherheit und Ängste der als Sklavin ins feindliche Ägypten verschleppten äthiopischen Prinzessin Aida. Die Verdi-Premiere im Großen Festspielhaus hatte seit Wochen Erwartungen geschürt, löste diese musikalisch aber erst ab dem dritten Akt und szenisch marginal ein. (..)" Review of a performance of Verdi's Aida at the Salzburger Festspielen, August 6-25. [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "An Epic Romance on the Nile" URL "When the Marina del Rey Symphony presents its fully staged production of “Aida” next Thursday at Burton Chace Park,two bodies of water — one physical, one figurative — will serve as the backdrop for Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera about star-crossed lovers and warring nations in ancient Egypt. (..) . “Aida” starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Free. Visit beaches.lacounty.gov. " +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA ++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- a) American Research Center in Egypt * 68th Annual Meeting of ARCE Abstracts are invited before January 6, 2017. date: April 21-23, 2017 place: Intercontinental at the Plaza Hotel, Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Mo. info: Call for Papers at URL b) ARCE/New York Chapter * 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 Organized by ARCE/NY in co-sponsorship with the Egyptological Seminar Of New York (ESNY). date: ..., 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 date: ..., 2016; 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 * TBA date: ..., 2016; 7:30 p.m. place: Room 238, Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon costs: free and open to the public info: mailto d) Institute of Fine Arts, New York University * “Painters and Painting Practices in Ancient Egypt”, by Dimitri Laboury (Research Director, the National Foundation for Scientific Research of Belgium, and Associate Professor, Ancient Egyptian Art History, Archaeology, History, and Religion, University of Liège) date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017; 6:00 p.m. place: Institute of Fine Arts, New York University 1 East 78th Street costs: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at URL info: URL e) - f) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date: ...., 2016; 1pm - 5pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeoolgy and Anthropology, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA costs: $18 for the general public, $13 for museum members, $8 for ARCE-PA members and students info: URL g) - h) - i) - j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * "Update on Excavations at el-Hibeh, Egypt", by Dr. Carol Redmount (University of California, Berkeley) date: August 20, 2017; 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 URL * TBA date: ..., 2017; 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 URL k) Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California Berkeley * "What really happened to the Lost Army of Cambyses? An answer from the recent excavations at Amheida, Dakhla Oasis", by Prof. Olaf Kaper (Leiden University) Sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. date: Friday, May 26, 2017; 3.30 pm place: 479 Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley info: email l) - m) - n) ARCE/New England Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2016; 6:00 PM place: Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Building, Room 224, 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 info: email --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: .., 2016; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2016; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2016; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2016; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: email URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) British Museum * Annual Egyptological colloquium: "Asyut through time: conflict and culture in Middle Egypt" date: 20-21 July 2017 place: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, costs: tickets £50 info: programme at URL b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * "Rethinking the Egyptian Afterlife: Early Bronze Age Burials from Tarkhan - Kafr Ammar", by Tian Tian date: Friday 12 May 2017; 6.30pm place: G6 Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, WC1 costs: free; occasional guests welcome info: email * Study Day: "Discovering the people of Ancient Thebes", with Dr Suzanne Onstine (University of Memphis) date: Saturday 17 June 2017; 10:00-17:30 place: UCL, London costs: £35 for Friends of the Petrie / £40 guests / £15 full-time students info: programme and registration form (PDF) at URL c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * Conference: "Current British Archaeology in Egypt 2017" date: Saturday 22 July 2017 place: The Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH info: programme and abstracts at URL * TBA date: ..... 2017; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm place: EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG costs: members GBP 10 (students GBP 5), non-members GBP 12 (students GBP 6) info: URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * TBA date: .. 2016; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 * TBA date: ... 2016; 18:00 place: Priory Road Lecture Theatre, 12 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU costs: free for members, £2.00 for non-members. info: URL e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ... 2016; 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm start place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: members £3.00, non-members £6.00 info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Swansea University * "A Thousand Miles up the Nile: Amelia Edwards' Voyage of Discovery", by Val Billingham date: Wednesday 13th September 2017; 7.00pm place: Fulton House 2 Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP cost: free for members, £3.00 non-members info: phone 01792 295960 g) Manchester Egyptology Society * TBA date: .. 2016; 7.45 pm place: Pendulum Hotel, Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB info: URL h) University of Birmingham * Conference: "Tea with the Sphinx: Defining the Field of Ancient Egypt Reception Studies" Abstracts of papers are invited before 5 June 2017. date: 1st & 2nd September 2017 place: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS info: Call for Papers at URL info: email i) Kemet Klub * TBA date: ..., 2017 place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR costs: £34 info: booking with email j) TBA * 1st International Conference on Birds in Ancient Egypt date: postponed [was: 3 - 6 April 2017] place: TBA, Swansea info: email k) - l) UCL Institute of Archaeology 'World Archaeology Research Group' * "The Wonderful Things of Punt: excavations at the 12th Dynasty harbour of Saww, modern Mersa / Wadi Gawasis", by Prof. Kathryn Bard date: Thursday 2 March 2017; 5pm place: G6 Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: all welcome, but seating is limited info: URL m) - n) Essex Egyptology Group URL * TBA date: Saturday 8th April 2017 place: Sprint Lodge Community Centre, Witham, Essex info: further details and booking at email o) - p) Christ’s College, University of Cambridge * Symposium: "Egyptology and Anthropology: Historiography, theoretical exchange, and conceptual development" Abstracts are invited before April 1, 2017. date: July 25-26, 2017. place: the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and Christ's College, University of Cambridge info: URL q) Egyptian Society Taunton * TBA date: ...2016; doors open at 1.30 pm for 2 pm start place: The Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4EP, UK costs: members £6, non-members £7.50 info: URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 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 s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ... 2017; 12:45pm place: Room 301, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ costs: £5 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2017; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £5 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £5 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society (Oxon, Berks, Bucks) URL * TBA date: ... 2017; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ costs: open to non-members (£3 donation) info: URL * TB date: ... 2017; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ costs: open to non-members (£3 donation) info: URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) info: URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JBA costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) * TBA. date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: .. 2017; 15:00 place: Leemans-zaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden info: URL info: email b) Nederlands-Vlaamse Egyptologendag P.O.Box 9515, Leiden, 2300 RA * 45e Nederlands-Vlaamse Egyptologendag date: 20 oktober 2017 place: Faculteit der Filosofie, Theologie en Religiewetenschappen, Radboud Universiteit, Erasmusplein 1, 6525 HT Nijmegen info: URL c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * TBA e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) Ägyptologisches Institut – Georg Steindorff – Universität Leipzig * 13. Internationale Konferenz für demotische Studien / 13th International Congress for Demotic Studies (ICDS 2017) Abstracts of papers invited before 30 April 2017. date: 4-8 September 2017. place: Congress center at the Bibliotheca Albertina, Beethovenstraße 6, 04107 Leipzig info: URL b) Ägyptologie Marburg * "10. Tage der Ägyptologie in Brenkhausen: "Im Reich von Isis und Osiris" " date: 28-30 July 2017 place: Koptisch-Orthodoxes Kloster der Hl. Jungfrau Maria und des Hl. Mauritius in Höxter-Brenkhausen info: programme at URL c) - d) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Gabelsbergerstr. 35, 80333 München * Sudan-Tag: Vorträge rund um die Sudan-Acrhäologie und das Münchner Grabungsprojekt in Naga date: Saturday, 29 July 2017; 10:00 - 17:30 Uhr costs: EUR 10 info: programme at URL e) - f) Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München * 11th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (11ICAANE) Deadline for submission of proposals for papers, workshops and posters is 31 July 2017. date: 3–7 April 2018 place: LMU München info: email info: 1st circular is at URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * TBA b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * TBA c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * TBA date: ... 2017; 6.00 pm place: Institut français d’Égypte, 1 Madrasset El HuquqEl Frinseya Str., El Mounira, Sayeda Zeinab info: URL d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2016; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) The t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology * TBA date: ... 2016; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * TBA date: ..., 2016; 6:30 pm place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, Ministry of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek costs: free and open to all info: email g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 6 p.m. info: RSVP at email h) Writing and Scripts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina 21526 El Chatby, Alexandria * TBA date: ... 2016; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2016; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email j) - 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) - m) Research Centre in Cairo Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw 11 Mahalla st., Cairo –Heliopolis, Egypt * TBA date: .. 2017; 6 p.m. place: Research Centre in Cairo, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW, 11 Mahalla St., Cairo - Heliopolis info: email --ITALY-- a) - b) World Congress on Mummy Studies * The 10th World Congress on Mummy Studies date: TBA, 2020 place: TBA, Bolzano, Italy info: source - URL c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2016; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) - e) University of Pisa * TBA date: ..., 2017; 12.00 am place: Aula CAR 1, Palazzo Carità, University of Pisa, Via Pasquale Paoli 9 – 56126 Pisa info: URL info: email --FRANCE-- a) - --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA b) Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba Doctor Esquerdo, 16 - 6º derecha, Madrid 28028 * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:00 place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Pso. habana, 40), Madrid costs: free, but reservation is advisable info: URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) - --DENMARK-- a) - --SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ...; 18:30 place: Hörsaal KO2 F 150, Universität Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich costs: open for members, students, and the general public. info: email --GREECE-- a) - --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * "Origins 6: Sixth International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt" Deadline for abstracts of papers is 28th of February 2016. date: 10-15 September 2017 place: Vienna info: URL info: 2nd Call for Papers at URL info: email info: the preliminary programme is now [in PDF] available at URL Poster presentations [PDF]: URL info: the updated preliminary programme is now [in PDF] available at URL --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA --BRAZIL-- a) - --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) - --POLAND-- a) - --PERU-- a) - --SOUTH AFRICA-- a) The Egyptian Society of South Africa URL * TBA date: ... 2017; 19h30 place: St George's Grammar School in Mowbray info: email +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) - b) - 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 info: English press reports at URL URL URL With a video of a TV report. info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: English press report 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 * "A Woman's Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt" date: December 15, 2016 - long-term [was: till March 24, 2017] Exhibition with 25 ancient Egyptian artefacts that explore the differences between male and female access to the afterlife. info: URL info: press release [PDF] at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Egyptian medicine taught that an entombed woman faced a biological barrier to rebirth. The ancient Egyptians believed that in human reproduction it was The Man who created the fetus, and transferred it to the woman during intercourse. This ultimately made rebirth impossible for a woman alone. To overcome this perceived problem a priest ritually transformed a woman's mummy into a man long enough to create a fetus. The ritual for this transformation required representing a woman with red skin on her coffin--- the color normally assigned to a man. Furthermore, artisans inscribed the coffin with spells that addressed the woman in masculine pronouns for a priest to recite. The use of "male" color and strategically inflected language had the power to change her gender in the coffin. A woman later returned to her original female state and incubated herself for rebirth into the afterlife as a woman. (..)" URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The show demonstrates this concept with a coffin from the museum’s collection (around 1292-1190 BC), which portrays the deceased with male skin (conventionally red) on the coffin’s exterior—addressed by four gods using a masculine pronoun—and with female skin (conventionally yellow) on the mummy’s mask. Around 25 objects from the museum’s collection are on view, including pieces never before exhibited, like a collar with Atum, a male god who created the world all on his own. There is also a statuette of Atum holding his erect phallus in his hand, which is a feminine word in Egyptian. “This is the way [he created the world]—quite literally, masturbating,” Bleiberg says. Other objects, like two wooden statues, show that females are once again treated as women when they enter the afterlife, despite their portrayal with male attributes on their coffins. There are also statues of Osiris and Isis. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL * "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt" date: September 29, 2017 - January 21, 2018. The exhibition clarifies the role animals, and images of animals, played in the Egyptian natural and supernatural world through 30 mummified birds, cats, dogs, snakes, and other animals and more than 65 objects related to the ritual use of animal mummies. info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL with slideshow. f) Kelsey Museum of Archeology University of Michigan, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390. (The public entrance is on Maynard Street.) URL * “Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile” date: August 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020 This exhibition explores the times and places in which Kushite graffiti were inscribed (on temples, pyramids, and other monumental structures), through photos, text, and interactive media presentations. At the heart of the show are the hundreds of Meroitic graffiti recently discovered in a rock-cut temple by the Kelsey expedition to El Kurru. info: URL * “Excavating Archaeology at the University of Michigan, 1817-2017” date: October 18, 2017 – May 27 [was: January 21], 2018 This exhibition will explore the history of archaeology and museums at the University of Michigan for the past 200 years and look forward to the future of archaeology and museums at Michigan in the coming century. The exhibition will rely on carefully chosen objects, archival documents and images, and other illustrative materials to examine moments in the history of the University of Michigan’s involvements in archaeology and the location of archaeology in the museum environment. info: URL * “Jim Cogswell Cosmogonic Tattoos” date: (exterior) June 2, 2017 - December 17, 2017 (interior) June 2, 2017 – September 10, 2017 A two-site public window installation on the glass walls of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), created by the artist Jim Cogswell, who drew inspiration from Kelsey artifacts, including ancient Egyptian objects. The gallery exhibition at the Kelsey is a portal to the process of designing that project and a link to the objects in the museums upon which the project was based. info: Exterior (window): URL Interior special exhibition (gallery): URL With a video. g) The Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 URL * “Pyramids & Sphinxes” date: February 6, 2016 - May 24, 2016 Exhibition of 19th century images (paintings and photos) of ancient Egyptian monuments. info: URL info: English press report at URL With some 19th c. and 20th c. photos of monuments. * “Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt” date: March 13, 2016 - June 12, 2016 Exhibition of ancient Egyptian objects on loan from the British Museum, supplemented by key works from the Cleveland collection. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "The current exhibition encompasses 157 works that trace 3,000 year of ancient Egyptian history and culture. The show is an expanded version of a traveling exhibition organized by the British Museum that toured England and Scotland in 2011-13. (..)" With a photo gallery (24 artefacts). URL With a video of a TV report about the opening. info: English press report at URL With a video of a TV report (view of displays). URL "(..) It includes more than 150 artworks and objects, ranging from jewelry to monumental sculpture, from the British Museum, as well as masterworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection. (...)" Description of the 10 thematic sections. URL Picture gallery (24 photos). URL Picture gallery (39 photos). URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL With a photo of one of the objects on display: "Seated statue of Pharaoh Seti II" info: English press report at URL info: English blog report, with review, at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL "The Cleveland Museum of Art is extending its hours of operation June 7-June 12 to offer visitors additional times to view Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt.(..)" URL URL URL Photo gallery (25 pics). h) - i) Oriental Institute Museum 1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637 * “The Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt” date: October 3, 2017 - March 31, 2018 The exhibition, of more than 50 objects, explores what the Book of the Dead was, what it was believed to do, how it worked, how was it was made, and what happened to it. info: URL "(..) The show features two spectacular Books of the Dead — one 41 feet long — which are shown in their entirely for the first time in nearly a century. A recreation of a burial with a rarely exhibited mummy shows how so many objects inscribed with the Book of the Dead literally surrounded the deceased, some spells being written on linen bandages, others on amulets that were placed on the mummy, yet others on bricks that were embedded in the walls of the burial chamber. (..)" j) Penn Museum 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 URL * “Magic in the Ancient World” date: April 16, 2016 – September 4 [was: 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. info: English press report at URL About a special event on Saturday, November 12. k) Museum of Fine Arts Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 URL * “Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry” date: February 14, 2017 – August 19, 2018 Exhibition of about 70 objects (both ancient and revival) tracing the revival movement from the 19th to the 21st centuries. The exhibition focuses on four types: archaeological, Classical, Egyptian, and Renaissance. info: URL "(..) Highlights include a 1924 brooch, on loan from Cartier, paired with an Egyptian winged scarab (740–660 BC) with a similar design (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) [The exhibition] will feature 80 glittery pieces by Castellani, Tiffany & Co., Bulgari and Cartier, spanning from antiquity to today, and is meant to demonstrate that the revivalist narrative did not end in the early 20th century. (..) It relies mostly on the museum’s collection a well as 17 loans from private collections. (..) Despite the fact that jewelry from the 19th and early 20th centuries explored many different revival styles, the MFA exhibition focuses on four — archaeological (inspired by newly excavated art and artifacts), Renaissance, Egyptian and Classical. (..)" info: English press report at URL With a photo of a Cartier broach with winged scarab design. l) University Museum, San Francisco State University c/o Museum Studies Program, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 * Opening of the Global Museum (incl. reopening the Sutro Egyptian collection) date: late 2017 [was: Spring 2017] - ongoing info: URL URL info: press reports at URL "The Sutro Egyptian and Treganza collection will be moved as part of the University Museum’s relocation into the Fine Arts building next semester for specialized care and greater student accessibility. (..) The Museum Studies gallery is [currently] located on the fifth floor of the Humanities building which, according to Museum Studies Professor and Director Edward Luby, has been inaccessible to students and local families who want to visit the museum. (..)" URL "The University Museum’s plan to move two collections into the Fine Arts Building this spring have been postponed until fall 2015, allowing artifacts to be temporarily loaned to other museums and galleries until the grand opening. The Treganza and Sutro Egyptian collections were originally scheduled for a spring 2015 move into FA 203. (..) The Sutro Egyptian collection, which is currently housed in the fifth floor of the Humanities Building at the University Museum, has no plans to reopen before the move but a few items will be loaned to the San Francisco International Airport Museum (..)" info: online database of the Sutro Collection of Egyptian Antiquities that includes ca. 700 objects (incl. two intact mummies) - URL m) - n) Newark Museum 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102-3176 URL * “Reopening Art of the Ancient Mediterranean Cultures” date: Fall 2017 - Ongoing info: URL "The Museum's art of the ancient Mediterranean cultures — Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome — includes one of the finest collections of ancient glass in the nation as well as classical antiquities that illustrates glassmaking over a 2,500 year period. The Egyptian Collection features the mummy case of Henet-Mer (pictured at left), as well as sculpture, writing and funerary objects that provide a view of life in ancient Egypt, from Neolithic times through the Roman period. Unusual holdings of the Coptic art of Christian Egypt include rare textiles, pottery, sculpture and paintings." The Egyptian collection is modest: URL o) Bowdoin College Museum of Art 9400 College Station, Brunswick ME 04011 URL * "AEGYPTUS: Egypt in the Greco-Roman World" date: February 2, 2017 - July 15, 2017 Exhibition about Egypt in the Greco-Roman period. info: URL info: English press report at URL With video about a 2nd c. Fayum Portrait. info: English press report at URL With description of the displays. p) Texas Museum of Science and Technology 1220 Toro Grande Dr., Cedar Park TX, 78613 URL * “Tutankhamun: Wonderful things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” date: November 12, 2016 - TBA Travelling exhibition that features 124 (131) replicas of items from Tutankhamun's tomb. It has been at many North- American venues since 1996, most recently at Grey Roots Museum and Archive, Owen Sound, ON (May 7, 2016 - October 3, 2016). Will travel to the Cranbrook Institute of Science (February 3, 2017 - September 3, 2017). info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL q) The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, URL * “Late Antique Textiles and Modern Design” date: November 11, 2016 – October 1, 2017 The exhibition compares foliate patterns and roundels that are found on textiles from the Late Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic periods in Egypt to similar motifs in postcards by the Wiener Werkstätte and on garments designed by Mariano Fortuny (1871–1949). info: URL "(..) Created in Egypt between about 200 and 600, the textiles on view include a child’s dress; elements from a sleeve, tunic, blanket or cover,and others whose original use is not known. Variations of the scrolling vines and stylized motifs that adorn these textiles can be seen on works created nearly 1500 years later." r) Smithsonian's Freer | Sackler 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: October 14, 2017 – January 15, 2018 The exhibition explores the role of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through nearly thirty different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - November 28, 2015), Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio (June 17, 2016 – September 11, 2016), the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (October 7, 2016 – January 8, 2017), and McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Knoxville, TN (February 4, 2017 – May 7, 2017). info: URL info: source - URL s) Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322 URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: February 10, 2018 – November 11, 2018 The exhibition explores the role of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through nearly thirty different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - November 28, 2015), Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio (June 17, 2016 – September 11, 2016), the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (October 7, 2016 – January 8, 2017), McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Knoxville, TN (February 4, 2017 – May 7, 2017), Smithsonian's Freer | Sackler, D.C. (October 14, 2017 – January 15, 2018). info: source - URL t) - u) - v) The Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679 URL * “Egypt–Greece–Rome: Cultures in Contact” date: March 27, 2018 – September 9, 2018 The exhibition explores the artistic interplay between these three cultures from the Bronze Age to Roman times (2000 BC–AD 300). info: URL "(..) The installation includes royal Egyptian stone vessels sent to Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, Archaic Greek pottery and sculpture inspired by Egyptian models, superb portraits in Egyptian and Greek style created during Greek rule in Egypt, and remarkable religious images and luxury goods in made for Roman patrons in Italy." info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The largest museums of the world will lend approximately 200 artifacts for the exhibition (..) which examines the relations that developed among the civilizations from the Late Bronze Age to the post Roman era with focus on Egypt. Greece was asked to lend 25 antiquities and the Central Archaeological Council agreed to offer 20 of them. The five antiquities that will not be sent to the United States are very fragile or emblematic works such as the marble statue of Antinoos from Marathon that belongs to the National Archaeological Museum’s Egyptian Collection. (..)" info: English press report at URL w) - x) Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: May 27, 2017 - January 7, 2018 Exhibition with a recreation of KV62 and some 1,000 replicas of KV62 items. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The first 20 minutes of the exhibition are a timed experience in which visitors move along through the tomb scenes with an audio guide based on Carter’s diary. (..)" URL Interview with Dr. Bob Brier about the exhibition. info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With video. y) - z) - za) Yale University Art Gallery 1111 Chapel St New Haven, CT URL * “ ‘Drink That You May Live’: Ancient Glass fromthe Yale University Art Gallery” date: August 4, 2017 – November 12, 2017 Exhibition about ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern glass: the technical evolution of ancient glassmaking and how and by whom ancient glass was used. With 130 vessels and fragments. info: URL zb) Legion of Honor Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 URL * “The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine” date: May 14, 2016 – August 26, 2018 The exhibition makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies (Irethorrou and “Hatason”). Besides an interactive virtual dissection table there are amulets and tomb furnishings on display. info: URL * “Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World” date: October 28, 2017 – January 7, 2018 The exhibition shows what sculptures from the Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome really looked like in their own time. info: URL zd) The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 * “Ancient Mediterranean Cultures in Contact” date: October 20, 2017 - April 29, 2018 The exhibition will feature an impressive array of Roman, Egyptian, Greek, and Etruscan objects and dives into a time when borders opened and civilizations began to interact. info: URL * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: February 24, 2018 – January 2019 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016) and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (October 8, 2016 – February 5, 2017). info: URL ze) Union Station 30 West Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO. 64108 URL * “Mummies of the World” date: June 20, 2017 - November 27 [was: Fall] 2017 The travelling exhibition with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 150 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. It was at many venues in the USA, most recently the Leonardo, Salt Lake City (December 18, 2015 - March 6, 2016), Bowers Museum, Santa Ana (March 19, 2016 - September 5, 2016), and Houston Museum of Natural Science (September 24, 2016 – May 29, 2017). info: URL info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) What does a mummy’s skin feel like? Visitors are able to touch a mummy skin and objects to compare: naturally preserved skin, bog bones, bog body skin, embalmed skin, linen, and preserved fur. (..)" With 3 photo slideshow. zf) Utah Museum of Fine Arts Marcia & John Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0350 URL * “Reopening museum” date: August 26, 2017 - Ongoing The museum has ancient Egyptian objects (models, stelae, jewellery, amulets, statuettes, a coffin) and Coptic items (e.g. textiles) in its permanent collections. info: URL info: cp. their Online database ‘Egypt’ at URL zg) COSI - Center of Science and Industry 333 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 URL * “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” date: May 2018 - September 2018 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia (January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016), the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane (September 24, 2016 – January 6, 2017) and the Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale (February 2017 - April 2017). info: source - URL zh) American Museum of Natural History Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024 URL * “Mummies: Images of the Afterlife” date: March 20 [was: 18], 2017 – January 7, 2018 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016), Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (February 19, 2016 – September 5, 2016), and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (October 14, 2016 – February 5, 2017). info: URL info: source (PDF) - URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "An Egyptian mummy named the Gilded Lady may be more than 2,000 years old, but visitors can gaze into her brown eyes and admire her dark, curly hair (..). Patrons can't see the Gilded Lady's actual face, of course, but they can look at her exquisitely preserved mummy, including a gleaming gold-painted mask. Nearby is a life-size plastic replica of her skull, created from 3D-printed images of a computed tomography (CT) scan of the mummy's head. (..)" URL With photos. URL With photos at: URL URL With video. URL With slideshow. URL URL "On tour from the Field Museum in Chicago, the exhibit not only showcases the ritually preserved bodies and accompanying artifacts of 18 ancient Egyptians and Peruvians from the pre-Columbia era, but the modern technology that makes them more accessible than ever. (..)" With photos and videos of CT-scan imaging and interactive stations. URL URL URL URL URL With 'teaser' video. URL With a video (interview with the curator). info: Italian press report at URL info: German press report at URL URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL zi) Art Museum of the University of Memphis 142 Communication and Fine Arts Bldg., 3750 Norriswood, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152-3200 * The Egyptian Gallery is closed date: April 24, 2017 - August 19, 2017. info: URL --CANADA-- a) Musée de la civilisation 85, rue Dalhousie, Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2 URL * “My 2000-year-old Double” date: May 23, 2018 - April 14, 2019 Exhibition in which 25-30 photographs of contemporary faces will be matched with works from the Greco-Roman and Egyptian collections of the Musée d'art et d'histoire in Geneva and the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art. info: URL --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT * “Exporting Egypt: where, why, whose?” date: 31 January 2017 - 29 April 2017 Exhibition that charts the politics of distribution of British excavations in Egypt between the 1880's and the 1980's. info: URL info: URL "(..) This website provides the story behind this dispersal. It is a resource for museums, researchers, and the public so that these widely spread artefacts might be re-located and better understood. (..)" b) Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NU URL * "Animal Mummies Uncovered" date: 29 April 2017 - 13 January 2018 Exhibition of some 60 Ancient Egyptian animal mummies, on loan from Manchester Museum, including results of X-rayings and CT scanning. Earlier as “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” at Manchester Museum (8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016), Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (14 May 2016 - 4 September 2016), and World Museum, Liverpool (14 October 2016 – 26 February 2017). info: URL info: English press report at URL c) - d) - e) - f) Sir John Soane's Museum 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP URL * "Egypt Uncovered: Belzoni and the Tomb of Pharaoh Seti I" date: 11 October 2017 - 14 April 2018 Exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the re-discovery of the sarcophagus of Seti I in 1817. info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The exhibition will feature a high-resolution 3D digital scan of the sarcophagus [of Seti I] by Factum Arte, with a display of the real fragments of its broken lids. info: English press report at URL g) The Ancient High House Greengate Street, Stafford, ST16 2JA URL * "The Splendour of Ancient Egypt" date: 27 June 2017 - 9 September 2017 Exhibition that looks at the story of a local man, Henry Salt, who travelled extensively throughout Egypt, collecting artefacts, which would form the basis of the British Museum’s archive. Ancient Egyptian statuary, jewellery and amulets feature alongside domestic artefacts. info: URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL h) - i) Garstang Museum of Archaeology 14 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 3BX URL URL * "Book of the Dead: Passport through the Underworld" date: 19th May 2017 (5 pm) - 13th September 2017 (open every Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm) info: English press report at URL "(..) Featuring never before displayed objects, including magical amulets, coffins and papyri, the exhibition opens with a practical guide to navigating the ancient Egyptian underworld and the tools needed to find a way through the night, and into eternity. (..)" j) - 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. (..)" * "The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial" date: 31 March 2017 - 3 September 2017 Exhibition that charts the use of a tomb that was built for a NK police chief and his wife and that was re-used until Roman times. With more than 100 objects: statues, coffins, furniture and amulets, as well as mummy bandages, tags and a mummy mask. info: URL With a slideshow. info: English press report at URL "(..) It is being staged ahead of the unveiling of a new gallery dedicated to Egyptian treasures in 2018 which will showcase highlights from the 6000 objects in the museum collection (..)" With some photos of objects. info: English press reports at URL With many photos of the full-length mummy shroud that goes on display. URL l) Bolton Museum Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE URL * Closure for refurbishing a new Ancient Egyptian Gallery ("Eternal Egypt") date: 1 December 2016 - TBA, 2018 info: English press report at URL "The transformation of Bolton Museum to showcase its Ancient Egyptian treasures in a new multi-million pound gallery will start in December. Exhibitions and collections will be moved downstairs for visitors to enjoy while the upstairs is closed during the work. The new gallery Eternal Egypt will be built in the museum's current art gallery, history centre and temporary exhibition gallery. The centre piece will be the reproduction of the burial chamber of Thutmose III and the gallery will depict Bolton’s important links to ancient Egypt in a family-friendly and interactive exhibition. The museum — which is situated on the top floor of the building — will be closed to the public for the duration of the £3.5 million project. The main closure will come into effect on Thursday, December 1 (..). The museum is due to reopen to the public in 2018. (..)" With slideshow. * Opening of a new Ancient Egyptian Gallery ("Eternal Egypt") date: TBA, 2018 info: English press report at URL With images of how the new gallery will look. info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL With slideshow of designs. URL URL "Fresh designs for Bolton Museum’s new Egyptology gallery have been drawn up for consideration and we’d like to know what you think of them! (..)" With drawings of designs. m) Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery * Closure for redevelopment date: 3 September 2016 - Spring 2020 info: English press report at URL "(..) The History Centre project will see the Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library and St Luke’s Church buildings transformed into a brand new cultural and heritage attraction. (..)" n) - o) - p) - q) World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN URL * Closure of the Ancient World gallery date: 7 September 2015 - April 2017 [was: till September 2016; was: February 2017] info: URL "The Ancient world gallery, which displays highlights from our ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek, Anglo-Saxon and Roman collections, is now closed until February 2017. It is closed to the public as the building works have now begun on an exciting new project to develop our ancient Egypt gallery. (..)" info: URL info: English press report at URL "World Museum Liverpool’s Ancient Egypt galleries are set to close on Sunday night at the start of a 12-month, £800,000 refurbishment. The redevelopment will treble the number of artefacts on display – some of which have never shown publicly before. A a new ‘Mummy Room’ will be created to display 12 of the museum’s collection of mummies, twice the number currently on show. (..)" With a slide-show of the current/old galleries. info: English press report at URL "(..) But around 3,000 [Egyptian] items were destroyed when Liverpool Museum was bombed by the Luftwaffe during the May Blitz of 1941, with an incendiary bomb causing structural and fire damage at the William Brown Street landmark. (..)" With a slide-show of the pre-WWII galleries and the destruction. info: English press report at URL * Re-opening of the Ancient Egypt gallery date: 28 April 2017 [was: mid April 2017] - ongoing info: URL URL URL URL "(..) More than 2,000 objects will be displayed in the new gallery, which includes a ‘mummy room’ featuring 12 mummies. (..)" URL info: URL "(..) The extended gallery will see the reopening of a Mummy Room for the first time in 150 years. With a total of 10 mummies on display, this will be the UK’s largest display of mummies outside of London. Visitors will find out about Liverpool’s long connection to excavations in Egypt and Sudan, and how thousands of artefacts made their way into the Museum. The new, enhanced gallery will see around 1,000 key objects displayed including many items that have never been on public display before. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: blog report at URL With a video of the moving of two Sekhmet statues. info: English press reports at URL URL info: English blog report at URL "(..) Also new on display, and displayed for the first time, is a reassembled Predynastic burial (3200 BC), discovered in the desert sand in 1906 by John Garstang of the University of Liverpool. (..)" URL With photos and a video [2:19 mins] that includes a sneak-preview (featuring curator Ashley Cooke). info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL With a video of a tour of the exhibits. --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) - b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * “Goden van Egypte” date: 2018 c) Stedelijk Museum Zwolle Melkmarkt 41, Zwolle URL * “Keuzes, verhalen bij museumschatten” date: 21 February 2017 - 1 October 2017 [prolongation; was: till 7 May 2017] info: URL info: Dutch press report at URL "(..) Centraal staat de Egyptische mummie van Zwolle uit ongeveer 600 voor Christus, ooit meegenomen door dominee Van Senden of Anthony van Dedem. (..)" --GERMANY-- a) - b) - c) Museum August Kestner Trammplatz 3, 30159 Hannover URL * "O Isis und Osiris. Freimaurer und Ägypten“ [O Isis and Osiris. Freemason and Egypt] date: 31 August [was: 1 September] 2017 - 25 February 2018 Exhibition about the presumed ancient Egyptian (Egyptianizing) roots of Freemasonry, arranged based on themes from Mozart's "Zauberflöte"; includes original pharaonic artefacts. info: URL info: URL "Aufgrund des Sethos-Romans des Abbé de Tresson berief sich die Freimaurerei von Anbeginn an auf "ägyptische Mysterien", auf die Überwindung der Nichtexistenz für ausschließlich Eingeweihte dieser Mysterien. Ägypten ist deshalb bis in die Gegenwart omnipräsent in der internationalen Freimaurerei und auch ihren Unterformen (zum Beispiel Rosenkreuzer). Freimaurer-Tempel sind deshalb sehr häufig in ägyptischem Stil gebaut. (..)" info: German press report at URL "(..) Mit Exponaten wie einer altägyptischen Flöte oder auch einer jener Rasseln, die einst ägyptische Priester benutzt haben, widmet sich diese Ausstellung nicht nur der Beziehung zwischen Musik und Ägyptologie. Sie nimmt sich, wiederum aktuell, auch das Beziehungsgefüge zwischen Ägypten, der Freimaurerei und Hannover vor. (..)" d) - e) Martin-Gropius-Bau Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin URL * "Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: cancelled [was: 15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016] info: source - URL "(..) Eröffnet wurde die Ausstellung in Paris im September von Frankreichs Präsidenten François Hollande. Ob sie auch in Deutschland zu sehen sein wird, ist noch nicht absehbar. Das sei derzeit nicht geplant, sagt Goddio. (..)" f) - g) - h) Internationales Keramik-Museum Luitpoldstr. 25, 92637 Weiden URL * “Zu Gast in Weiden – Das besondere Objekt aus dem Museum Ägyptischer Kunst München: Ein Bierkrug. 500 Jahre Reinheitsgebot in Bayern – 5000 Jahre Bier in Ägypten” date: 23 April 2017 - 24 September 2017 [was: 18 December 2016 - Spring 2017] Displays a dyn. 4-5 beer jar (on loan). info: [PDF] URL info: German press report at URL i) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim URL * "Marc Erwin Babej. Yesterday - Tomorrow" date: 30 March 2017 - 17 September 2017 The exhibition gives a modern "photo-realistic representation of ancient Egyptian art". info: (in German) URL info: (in English) URL "The Roemer- und Pelizaeus Museum is proud to announce the worldwide premiere of Yesterday - Tomorrow, a significant new work by American- German photographic artist Marc Erwin Babej. (...) In Yesterday - Tomorrow, Babej adapts the defining feature of Egyptian art, aspective representation (showing figures from multiple perspectives simultaneously) to photorealistic media - in which the 'anatomically incorrect' figural representation of Egyptian art had been assumed to be unachievable. The resulting art style, aspective Realism, also incorporates an approach to the integration of images with symbols and text, on the basis of the formal language of Egyptian art." info: German press report at URL "(..) Babej setzt die ägyptische Formensprache um, indem er Kleider und Schmuck modernisiert nacharbeiten lässt. Er fotografiert das Modell in verschiedenen Posen und setzt das Endprodukt aus zehn bis zwölf Aufnahmen zusammen. Diese Fotos kombiniert er mit Hieroglyphen und lateinischen Lettern, um das Geheimnisvolle der Bildsprache mit modernen Mitteln zu seiner eigenen Geschichte zu machen. „Ich setzt die originäre ägyptische Kunst 1:1 mit modernen Mitteln fort.“ Und hält sich an die Formensprache und den Proportionskanon der ägyptischen Kunst. (..)" This article as jpg-file: URL info: German press report at URL With a video [4:44 mins.] about how the exhibition came about. info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL * “Städte - Burgen - Pyramiden. Kulturwelten im LEGO Format“ date: 22 October 2017 - 22 April 2018 Exhibition that recreates world cultures and monuments in Lego stones, including ancient Egypt. Also original artefacts from the Museum's collection will be on display. info: URL j) Ägyptisches Museum – Georg Steindorff – der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * “Ägypten in der Kunst von Susan Osgood“ date: 5 May 2017 - 27 August 2017 Exhibition of paintings and drawings of artist Susan Osgood, including her epigraphic drawings of KV63. info: URL * "Bekriegt, besetzt, bereichert. Ägypten zwischen Spätzeit und Spätantike" date: 8 September 2017 - 10 December 2017 Exhibition timed in regards to the 13. Internationale Konferenz für Demotische Studien (ICDS 2017) in Leipzig (4-8 Sept.). info: source - German press report at URL k) Gustav-Lübcke-Museum Neue Bahnhofstraße 9, 59065 Hamm URL * “Mumien - Der Traum vom ewigen Leben” [Mummies: The Dream of Eternal Life] date: 3 December 2017 - 17 June 2018 Exhibition with 40 human mummies (from different cultures) and 20 animal mummies. Earlier at the Drents Museum, Assen (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014, "Mummies - Surviving after Death"), the Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest (1 October 2014 - 17 May 2015, "World of Mummies"), Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Marché-aux-Poissons, Luxembourg (12 June 2015 - 10 January 2016, "Momies - Un rêve d'éternité"), Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim (12 February 2016 - 28 August 2016, "Mumien der Welt"). info: URL l) Museum Lichtenberg im Stadthaus Türrschmidtstraße 24, 10317 Berlin URL * „Die Strahlkraft von Wissen und Glauben“ date: 5 May 2017 - 5 November 2017 Exhibition about the life and works of Julius Kurth (1870-1949). One part is devoted to his collection of Ancient Egyptian artefacts and papyri. info: URL info: German pres report at URL "(..) Pfarrer Julius Kurth (1870-1949) (..) Sein wissenschaftlicher und künstlerischer Nachlass wird dagegen im Ägyptischen Museum Berlin, dem Archäologischen Museum Halle und der Martin-Luther- Universität Halle-Wittenberg verwahrt. (..) Erstmals wurden die Teile der legendären Sammlung zusammengetragen: Zu sehen sind altägyptische Artefakte, darunter Teile der jahrhundertealten Papyri (..)." info: See also: Stephan Lehmann, Hans-W. Fischer-Elfert (eds.), Aegyptiaca und Papyri der Sammlung Julius Kurth, Sandstein Verlag, Dresden, 2014. Hardcover, 432 pp., col. ills. ISBN: 978-3-95498-134-2, price: EUR 68 URL Sample pages - 24 pp. - pdf-file (2 MB) URL m) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Gabelsbergerstr. 35, 80333 München URL * "Begegnungen – Skulpturen von Isolde Frepoli" date: 23 [was: 25] June 2017 - 7 January [was: TBA] 2018 The exhibition juxtaposes modern art and ancient Egyptian art. info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL * “Öffnung Kunst-Handwerk-Raum date: July 2017 - Ongoing info: URL "(..) Einerseits werden Kostbarkeiten aus 5 Jahrtausenden Kleinkunst gezeigt, andererseits ihre handwerkliche Entstehung aufgezeigt, geordnet nach den Materialgruppen Ton und Fayence, Bronze und Edelmetall, Gesteine und Edelsteine sowie organische Materialien wie Holz und Papyrus oder Elfenbein und Leder. (..)" info: German press report at URL "(..) So darf man sich Anfang Juli auf die Fertigstellung des Kunst-Handwerk-Raumes in der Dauerausstellung freuen. Dieser gehört neben dem Chronologie-Raum zu den zwei von 14 Räumen, die aus finanziellen Gründen noch nicht ihre endgültige Form haben. Da dreieinhalb Jahre nach Eröffnung endlich der Etat dafür bewilligt ist, werden die bisherigen Platzhalter nun durch rund 200 Original-Objekte ersetzt. Dazu zählen als Highlights 20 Kostbarkeiten aus fünf Jahrtausenden ägyptischer Kleinkunst, wie etwa das erste Glasgefäß der Welt: ein Kelch aus der Zeit um 1450 vor Christus." info: German press report at URL "(...) Die Abteilung „Kunst-Handwerk“ prunkt mit den Schätzen des Ägyptischen Museums, etwa mit dem Glaskelch des Tutmosis III., und wurde außerdem mit bedeutenden Leihgaben – darunter die Sandalen – angereichert. Die Spanne der Artefakte reicht von putzigen Opfertieren bis zu Wandteilen und, was die Zeit betrifft, von der Frühzeit mit einem bezaubernden Gefäß aus Kalzit mit Vogelrelief (3000 v. Chr.) bis zu einem ausgefallenen Alabastron- Glas aus dem 1. Jh. n. Chr. Gegliedert sind die Werke nach den Materialgruppen Ton/ Keramik, Stein, Metall, Glas/ Fayence und organische Stoffe wie Holz, Papyrus/ Schilf/ Binsen, Leinen, Wachs, Leder und Elfenbein. (..)" n) Kultur- Und Stadthistorisches Museum Duisburg Johannes-Corputius-Platz 1, 47051 Duisburg URL * „Die Götter beschenken“ date: 3 December 2017 - TBA info: German press report at URL "(..) „Der Schwerpunkt wird auf der griechischen und römischen Antike liegen, aber wir können das durch Exponate aus Ägypten, Kleinasien und aus dem alten Amerika anreichern.“ (..)" o) Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover Willy-Brandt-Allee 5, D-30169 Hannover URL * "Silberglanz. Von der Kunst des Alters" [Shine of silver. On the art of (old) age] date: 29 September 2017 - 18 February 2018 Exhibition on portraits of old age from Ancient Egypt to modern times. info: URL p) - q) - r) Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rathausstraße 24, 83022 Rosenheim URL * “Pharao - Leben im Alten Ägypten” date: 24 March 2017 - 17 [was: 3] December 2017 The exhibition includes 400 exhibits from international lenders, with 11 models of ancient Egyptian temples and 22 media stations to take visitors on a journey along the Nile. info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) In der Ausstellung soll den Besuchern die Sozialgeschichte der damaligen Gesellschaft veranschaulicht werden. Sechs bedeutende Pharaonen werden dabei vorgestellt: Cheops, Hatschepsut, Thutmoses III, Echnaton, Amenophis II und Ramses II. Über die Große Pyramide von Cheos in Gizeh können die Besucher sogar einen virtuellen Flug wagen. Die Geschichtsinteressierten dürfen sich auf 400 Exponate und zahlreiche Medienstationen freuen. (..)" info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: video report: "Mumien-Restaurator" [2:38 mins.] URL info: slideshow - URL info: German press report at URL "Die Mumie 'Ta Cheru' aus Aberdeen ist im Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen angekommen. (...) 'Ta Cheru' ist Teil eines Mumienforschungsprojektes des Roemer- und Pelizaeusmuseums Hildesheim, Kooperationspartner des Ausstellungszentrums Lokschuppen. Sie wurde deshalb in Hildesheim restauriert und in einem CT erstmals medizinisch und wissenschaftlich untersucht (wir berichteten). Die ersten Ergebnisse liegen inzwischen vor. Nach den Informationen auf dem Sargdeckel handelt es sich um eine Frau, die den Titel 'nebet per' – Herrin des Hauses führte und etwa im 4. Jahrhundert vor Christus in der Region des heutigen Luxor starb. 'Die Mumie ist in einem hervorragenden Erhaltungszustand', so Mumienforscher Otto Gauert vom Roemer- und Pelizaeusmuseum Hildesheim. Nach dem CT-Befund starb die Frau im Alter von vermutlich deutlich über 60 Jahren. Sie gehörte der Oberschicht an.(..)" [URL may now need registration, unless you enter indirectly via: URL AKE] info: German press report at URL "(..) Im vergangenen Jahr machte ein Wikinger-Schiff auf dem Lazise-Platz auf die Ausstellung im Lokschuppen aufmerksam. Heuer dient ein imposanter Obelisk als Werbeträger. Die Hieroglyphen darauf bedeuten übersetzt: 'Willkommen im Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen'." URL "(..) Neben bereits bekannten Exponaten sehen die Besucher in der 'Pharao'-Ausstellung im Lokschuppen auch Stücke, die der Öffentlichkeit bisher noch nicht zugänglich gemacht wurden. So ist beispielsweise auch ein Sarg zu sehen, der eigens für den Lokschuppen aufwendig restauriert und im Computer-Tomographen vermessen wurde." Includes a large slideshow (46 slides, including some advertisements). URL info: Ènglish press report at URL "An ancient Egyptian mummy stored in Aberdeen has been given a makeover for an exhibition abroad. Mistress of the House Ta Khar will be going on show near Munich on Friday after being shipped out from the University of Aberdeen’s museum collection. But before facing the public, the embalmed body was put through a makeover to make sure she looked her best. (..)" URL With video. info: English press report at URL "(..) Almost 150 of the University of Aberdeen's internationally important collection of artefacts from ancient Egypt will take centre stage in a major new exhibition 'PHARAOH: living in ancient Egypt' at the Lokschuppen Exhibition Centre in Rosenheim, Germany. (..)" info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL [Might now require registration; but not if you google for the title "Ein Schreiber aus dem alten Ägypten erzählt". ] info: German press reports at URL URL [needs free registration] info: German press reports at URL "4000 Jahre auf rund 1300 Quadratmetern zu verdichten, ist ein kühnes Ansinnen, das leicht Gefahr läuft, plakativ zu werden. Andererseits traut man sich in Rosenheim, große Themen einem breiten Publikum schmackhaft zu machen. Und das gelingt über die anschauliche Vermittlung des Alltags, von dem der einfachen Arbeiter und Bauern bis hinauf zum grandiosen Kult um den gottgleichen Pharao. Wenn zwei, drei Scherben, Väschen, Pfeilspitzen oder ein vergilbter Fetzen Stoff vorgeführt werden, dann in erster Linie, um eine Geschichte zu erzählen. Was der Präsentation hochkarätiger Kunst keineswegs widerspricht. (...) Kurator Christian Tietze, ein grabungserfahrener Ägyptologe und Architekt, verbindet soziale Strukturen mit der Baugeschichte - weit über die Pyramiden hinaus. (...)" URL "(...) wer lieber ein bisschen Kontakt mit den Toten aufnehmen will: Über 2.000 Jahre alt ist die Mumie aus vorchristlicher Zeit, die zur Zeit im Rosenheimer Lokschuppen in der Pharao- Ausstellung mit ihren 400 Exponaten bewundert werden kann. (..)" Includes a slideshow. info: German press report at URL "Als Architekt, promovierter Ingenieur und Archäologe hat er einen ganz anderen Blick auf das alte Ägypten. Das alltägliche Leben, auch das der normalen Bevölkerung, bildet einen seiner Forschungsschwerpunkte. Dr. Christian Tietze ist Kurator der Ausstellung Pharao im Rosenheimer Lokschuppen und Herausgeber des Begleitbuchs. (..)" [Needs registration, but not if you go indirectly (google for the title: "Ich würde in die Zeit von Amenophis III. reisen"): URL ] Interview with Christian Tietze. info: German press report at URL "Erstmals gibt es in diesem Jahr im Lokschuppen Rosenheim eine Ausstellungsführung für Krippenkinder ab drei Jahren. Museums- pädagogin Stefanie Kuchlmeier hat sie entworfen und begeistert seitdem die jüngsten Besucher mit einer ungewöhnlichen spielerischen Führung mit Liedern und kleinen Schätzen zum Anfassen. Ihre persönliche Assistentin ist dabei eine selbst angefertigte Handpuppe. Die schwarze Katzengöttin 'Bastet' spricht mit den jüngsten Besuchern der Ausstellung und verrät dabei viele Geheimnisse aus der magischen Welt der Pharaonen. (..)" [If the URL requires registration, try the indirect route: URL ] info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Noch im Depot war der Sarg des Herrn Nacht seit der Ausgrabung teils zerlegt, Farbe, Holz und Konstruktion waren desolat. Kann man da noch was machen? Ja. Solange noch etwas da ist, fällt Restaurator Jens Klocke noch etwas Gutes ein. (...) In der Werkstatt, umgeben von all den Werkzeugen und Materialien, die für die langwierige Arbeit nötig waren, ließen sich Holz und Farbe reinigen, festigen sowie der Sarg des Herrn Nacht erstmals seit Ausgrabung ganz wieder zusammenbauen. (...) Der Name war für die alten Ägypter ein Teil der Persönlichkeit, dessen Fortbestehen und Andenken einen Aspekt von Ewigkeit bedeutete. 'Darum habe ich außen auf die Transportkiste in Aberdeen seinen Namen in Hieroglyphen geschrieben, falls der fliegende Teil seiner Seele, der ‚Ba‘ nach einem Ausflug seinen Sarg auf der Reise nicht gleich wiedererkennen sollte. Sicher ist sicher', so Klocke." s) Neues Museum Bodestraße, 10178 Berlin URL * “China und Ägypten. Wiegen der Welt” [China and Egypt. Cradles of the World] date: 6 July 2017 - 3 December 2017 Exhibition that places ancient Egyptian and ancient Chinese objects side by side, some 250 in total. info: URL "(..) Die Ausstellung zeigt dies anhand von fünf Themenbereichen: Schrift, Herrschaftsformen, Götterkult, Totenkult und Alltag. In einigen Fällen finden sich überraschende Übereinstimmungenzwischen der chinesischen und ägyptischen Kunst und Kultur, bei anderen Beispielen bauen sich spannende Gegensätze auf. Als spektakulärer Höhepunkt der Ausstellung wird erstmalig in Deutschland ein Jadegewand eines adligen Verstorbenen neben einer reich bemalten Mumienhülle aus dem Alten Ägypten präsentiert." info: press materials at URL info: English press report at URL With slideshow. info: German press reports at URL "So etwas wie diese Ausstellung hat es noch nie gegeben. Ein direkter Vergleich zwischen Artefakten das alten Ägyptens und des alten China. Die ägyptischen Bestände stammen alle aus den Sammlungen des Berliner Ägyptischen Museums und der Papyrussammlung. Die chinesischen mehrheitlich aus dem Shanghai-Museum. (...) Da die Ausstellung nicht entstand als Versuch, parallele Erscheinungen zu analysieren, wird ihnen auch nicht wirklich nachgegangen. (...) Ich habe den Eindruck, man hat die Dinge, die aus China kamen, mit Stücken der eigenen Sammlung flankiert. Die von Frau Seyfried angesprochenen kulturanthropologischen Fragestellungen stellt man sich an keiner Stelle. (...) Wir freuen uns, dass die Schließung der Dahlemer Museen, dass die Eröffnung des Humboldt-Forums, die prinzipiellen Fragen nach dem Zustandekommen von Schriftlichkeit, von Individualität, von Abbildähnlichkeit für die Herausbildung von Hochkulturen endlich auch einmal im Kulturvergleich aufwirft. Wir verstehen aber nicht, wie man die Chance, sich diesen Fragen zu stellen, so vergeigen kann.(..)" URL "(..) 'Wir haben uns auf fünf Themenfelder geeinigt, die in jeder Kultur eine Rolle spielen, die eine komplexer gewordene Struktur organisieren muss', sagt Seyfried. 'Jede muss den Alltag in einer Gemeinschaft organisieren, eine Schrift entwickeln. Jede Kultur beschäftigt sich mit dem Tod, er ist ein Generator von Kultur. Der Mensch findet sich damit einfach nicht ab. Daraus entwickeln sich religiöse Vorstellungen, denn man sucht Lösungen für das, bei dem man an Grenzen stößt', erklärt Seyfried ihr Konzept. Der Mensch sucht Erklärungen für Bedrohungen und Naturgewalten und versuche dafür Lösungen zu finden, jede Kultur auf unterschiedliche Weise. (...) Es sei sehr aufregend gewesen, die unterschiedlichen Herrschaftsstrukturen miteinander zu vergleichen. Aber bei aller Euphorie mahnt Seyfried auch zur Vorsicht: 'Wir vergleichen zwei große Kulturen, aber Ägypten ist dann doch im Vergleich zu China ein besiedelter Winzling, der sich zu einer Hochkultur entwickelt hat.' Immerhin habe sich Ägypten in den ersten 1000 Jahren ohne Druck von außen entwickeln können. Ganz anders die Situation in China. Hier geht es um eine viel größere Fläche, ein anderes Klima, eine vielfältige Geografie und viele Kulturen, die miteinander konkurrieren, ein ständiger Prozess von Kämpfen und Kriegen – ein langwieriger Einigungsprozess. Doch könne man aus dem Vergleich beider Kulturen lernen, wie Landschaft und Klima die unterschiedlichen Entwicklungen der Kulturen prägen. (..)" info: German press reports at URL "(..) Die Idee zur Ausstellung ist eine Kopfgeburt, aber eine reizvolle und, wie man jetzt im Neuen Museum sieht, produktive. (...) Die Reise durch beide Kulturen zeigt, dass es gewisse menschliche Konstanten gibt, aber auch eine große Vielfalt in der Ausgestaltung der jeweiligen Lösungen grundsätzlicher Existenzprobleme, die auch von der Umwelt beeinflusst sind. Auf dem Weg zum Humboldt-Forum ist diese Ausstellung ein hervorragender Denkanstoß." With a slideshow. URL "Beide haben eine jahrtausendealte Geschichte, beide haben nie miteinander kommuniziert. Und doch verbinden China und Ägypten viele Gemeinsamkeiten wie die Ausstellung 'China und Ägypten. Wiegen der Welt' in Berlin zeigt. (..)" With a slideshow. URL "(..) Alles ist wissenschaftlich fein aufbereitet, dennoch fehlt der große, sinnfällige Auftritt, der populäre Zugriff, derzeigt, wie wichtig diese kulturellen 'Korrespondenzen' sind, die teilweise noch heute unseren Alltag prägen. Dazu hat man die zwei Hochkulturen in die Ebene Null verwiesen – das ist schade. Doch am Ende ist die Botschaft simpel: Trotz unterschiedlicher Kulturen findet sich mehr Gemeinsames als Trennendes." URL info: English press report at URL With a slideshow. info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: German blog report at URL t) - u) Ägyptisches Museum Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * “Wadi Ameyra: Ein proto- und frühdynastisches Inschriftentableau im SW-Sinai“ date: 21 June 2017 - 31 August 2017 Exhibition about the rock drawings found in Wadi Ameyra, in SW Sinai, and what they tell us about early ancient Egytian state and kingship. info: URL "(..) Für die Ausstellung wurden die Felsbilder des Wadi Ameyra im Verhältnis 1:2 mit einer Spezialfarbe auf den Wänden des Museumskorridors visualisiert, die nur unter direktem UV-Licht sichtbar ist. Besucher werden mit bereitgestellten UV-Taschenlampen selbst im Flurbereich auf Entdeckungsreise gehen können." v) - w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim URL * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" date: Autumn 2017 [3rd prolongation; was: 16 November 2014 - 30 July 2017] [2nd prolongation; was: till 10 January 2016] [1st 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 info: German press reports at URL "(..) Am 30. Juli schließen sich die Tore ins Reich der Pharaonen - allerdings nur vorübergehend. Bis zum Herbst wolle man die Schau umbauen und einige neue Objekte platzieren, so das Museum gestern. (..)" URL "(...) Die Wiedereröffnung der Schau ist im Herbst geplant." --AUSTRIA-- a) Papyrusmuseum Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1010 Wien * “Handschriften und Papyri: Wege des Wissens” date: 9 May 2017 - 14 January 2018 info: URL info: German press report at URL info: URL "Wegen Sanierungsarbeiten ist das Papyrusmuseum von 10. Juli bis 31. August 2017 geschlossen." --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * "Forgotten discoveries: The Tomb of the Priests and Priestess of Amun" date: 2017 Exhibition about the Deir al-Bahri cache. info: source - MoA Newsletter 8 * TBA date: September 2017 An exhibition showcasing all artifacts recovered since 2001 and held on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the establishment in 2002 of the Central Administration of Retrieved Artifacts. info: English press report at URL "(..) The administration is also working on preparing a catalogue to document all artifacts that have been restored since 2002. The catalogue will be issued in Arabic, English and French (..). A new hall in the Egyptian Museum is also being prepared to host a permanent exhibition for retrieved artifacts, he added. (..)" b) Luxor Museum Kornish Al Nile, Luxor URL * TBA c) - --ITALY-- a) Montevergini - Galleria Civica Arte Contemporanea Via Santa Lucia alla Badia 1, 96100 Siracusa SR * "La porta dei sacerdoti, i sarcofagi di Deir el-Bahari. Esposizione e restauro in pubblico” [The door of priests, the sarcophagi of Deir el-Bahari. Exhibition and restoration in public] date: 9 March [was: 25 February] 2017 - 7 November 2017 Exhibition of a mummy and coffins that are on loan from the Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire (Bruxelles). Visitors can also look at restoration work in a mobile laboratory. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian blog report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL With a video [2:14 mins.] and a (link to a) photo gallery. URL URL Includes a video report [3:53 mins.]. URL With video (of installation and opening). info: Italian press report at URL "Si intitola 'La porta dei sacerdoti' la mostra allestita alla Galleria Montevergini di Ortigia, nell’ambito delle celebrazioni per festeggiare i 2.750 anni della città. In mostra 139 reperti prestati, per la prima volta, dai 'Musei reali del Belgio' tra cui una mummia di un bimbo e preziosi sarcofagi rinvenuti a Deir el Bahari: si tratta del complesso di templi funerari egizi sulla riva del Nilo, di fronte alla città di Luxor. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "Una mostra a misura d’uomo, oseremo dire, grazie a degli spazi contenuti e non dispersivi che, nelle varie esposizioni allestite per il mondo, spesso, stancano il visitatore oltre misura. La location, infatti, la Galleria Civica Montevergini, offre al visitatore tre principali spazi espositivi. Un preambolo costituito da un piccolo ambiente ospitante tra bacheche, proprio all’inizio della mostra. Un corridoio ad ospitare i sarcofagi e alcune teche contenenti i corredi funebri, caratterizzati da un vasto numero di statuine blu cobalto, quasi elettrico. Ed, infine, una sala laboratorio, dentro la quale si possono ammirare i passaggi delicati e particolareggiati del lavoro di restauro, operato per recuperare al meglio i preziosi coperchi che il mondo fantasioso e mistico degli antichi egizi ci ha lasciato in eredità, nonostante i ripetuti saccheggi distruttivi delle generazioni che ci hanno preceduto." info: Italian press report at URL With some photos. info: Italian press report at URL "Nuove importanti possibilità di collaborazione nel segno delle reciprocità potrebbero nascere tra il Comune di Siracusa e le sue strutture museali da una parte e i Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire di Bruxelles dall'altra. L'idea è stata lanciata oggi, in occasione della presenza a Siracusa del direttore generale dei Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire di Bruxelles, Alexandra De Poorter. L'assessore alla Cultura del Comune di Siracusa, Francesco Italia, ha auspicato la realizzazione di mostre sul patrimonio culturale siracusano in terra belga." Includes a video report [3:08 mins.]. info: Italian press report at URL "L'arte di strada e l'antico Egitto. Cos'hanno in comune? In pratica poco e niente. Se non fosse che il festival 'Meraviglia!', in programma domani, sabato 22 luglio, a Monterosso Almo, a partire dalle 21, ospiterà un punto promozionale-informativo dell'Istituto europeo del restauro, ente non a scopo di lucro organizzatore della mostra 'La Porta dei Sacerdoti.I sarcofagi egizi di Deir el Bahari' attualmente in fase di svolgimento a Siracusa." b) Complesso monumentale di San Sisto Via Tirrenia 14, Montalto di Castro * "Egizi - Etruschi. Da Eugene Berman allo Scarabeo Dorato" [Egyptians and Etrucsans. From Eugene Berman to the Golden Scarab] date: 14 June 2017 (18:00) - 30 September 2017 [prolongation; was: till 16 July 2017] info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "A Montalto di Castro (VT), fino al 30 settembre, la mostra 'Egizi Etruschi' che mette a confronto i due grandi popoli protagonisti della storia del Mediterraneo. Un’importante occasione per presentare al pubblico, per la prima volta, e mettere a confronto con i reperti egizi trovati a Vulci, alcuni preziosi oggetti egizi provenienti dalla collezione di Eugene Berman, pittore, illustratore e scenografo russo, ma anche collezionista d’arte; reperti che acquistò durante i suoi viaggi in Egitto tra il 1964 e il 1965." c) Mudec Via Tortona, 56, 20144 Milano URL URL * "Egitto: La straordinaria scoperta del Faraone Amenofi II" date: 13 September 2017 - 7 January 2018 The exhibition narrates the life of pharaoh Amenophis II and the period in which he lived, via statues, weapons, commemorative stelae, objects related to fashion and body care, funerary items, and documents of Victor Loret (who discovered the pharaoh's tomb). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "La vita di Amenofi II è narrata attraverso l’esposizione di statue, armi, stele commemorative e evocazioni dell’Egitto di cui egli fu eroico protagonista, con lo scopo di descrivere anche gli aspetti principali della civiltà di cui fu protagonista. Il cuore della mostra è nella sala a pilastri della tomba di Amenofi II nella quale è possibile entrare. Per vivere la sensazionale scoperta archeologica di questa sepoltura nella Valle dei Re." d) Ex Convento dei Crociferi Catania * "Missione Egitto 1903-1920. L’avventura archeologica M.A.I. raccontata " [Mission Egypt 1903-1920. The archaeological adventure M.A.I. (will be) told] date: Autumn (October?) 2017 - TBA The exhibition tells the story of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Egypt between 1903 and 1920, under the guidance of Ernesto Schiaparelli. Currently at the Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino (11 March 2017 - 10 September 2017). info: source - Italian press reports at URL "(..) "La Mostra Missione Egitto, che attualmente e' aperta al Museo Egizio di Torino - ha aggiunto Leon - proseguira' a Catania. La tappa di Catania risulta propedeutica a un'eventuale apertura di una sezione egizia, ma e' altresi' strategica per incrementare la visibilita' del brand Museo Egizio e per diffondere la conoscenza delle proprie collezioni. (..)" URL "(..) La prima scadenza fissata è per ottobre, mese in cui le stanze dovranno ospitare i primi manufatti del Museo Egizio." * “[Possible] Opening of an annexe of the Museo Egizio di Torino” date: TBA [Was: April 2017] - Ongoing info: Italian press reports at URL "Ora è ufficiale: la sezione distaccata del Museo Egizio di Torino aprirà ad Aprile 2017. (...) L’apertura di una sezione staccata del Museo Egizio di Torino a Catania sarà concretizzata in un’ala vasta circa mille metri quadrati del Convento dei Crociferi, che ancora oggi necessita delle ultime migliorie per essere pronto all’ allestimento del museo entro i primi mesi del 2017, dato che già in primavera si apriranno i battenti. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL Things seem to be much more uncertain than was announced before... URL URL info: Italian press release at URL e) - f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4 - 00197 Roma URL * "Egitto dal cielo, 1914. La riscoperta del fotografo pioniere, prigioniero, professionista Theodor Kofler" [Egypt from the Sky, 1914. The rediscovery of the photographer pioneer, prisoner, professional Theodor Kofler] date: 16 April 2015 - TBA The exhibition, conceived and curated by Professor Patrizia Piacentini, celebrates the centennial of the first aerial photographs of ancient Egyptian monuments, collected in an amazing album preserved in the Egyptological Archives of the Università degli Studi di Milano since 2001. Despite his skills, Kofler, as a photographer, was until now almost unknown. He has been rediscovered thanks to research of the Milanese Chair of Egyptology, started more than 10 years ago and undertaken in different European and African countries. Earlier at the Università degli Studi di Milano (11 February 2015 - 13 March 2015). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL g) - h) Museo Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco corso Vittorio Emanuele 166/A - 00186 Roma * "All’Ombra delle Piramidi. La mastaba del dignitario Nefer" [In the shadow of the pyramids. The mastaba of the dignitary Nefer] date: 30 December 2016 - 17 September 2017 [prolongation; was: till 28 May 2017] The exhibition shows a 1:1 model of the funerary chapel of Nefer, a dignitary of the 4th dyn. The reliefs, dispersed in many museums, have been reproduced to present a general view of an Egyptian tomb of the 3rd millenium B.C. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "Il Museo Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco ospita, dal 30 dicembre al 28 maggio 2017, la mostra All’ombra delle piramidi: è la ricostruzione della cappella funeraria del dignitario Nefer, di cui il museo conserva la preziosa “stele della falsa porta”, acquistata da Giovanni Barracco a un’asta a Parigi nel 1868. Nella loggia esterna, al primo piano del museo, la cappella viene riprodotta in dimensioni 1:1, con slide retroilluminate che restituiscono nella sua completezza la decorazione dello spazio interno." info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL "La mostra presenta la preziosa 'stele della falsa porta' del dignitario Nefer, vissuto in Egitto ai tempi della IV Dinastia (2575-2465 a.C.), quella dei grandi faraoni costruttori delle piramidi." URL "Nefer aggiunse alla struttura della tomba una piccola cappella funeraria, rivestita di rilievi, che è stata ricostruita al Museo Barracco nelle sue dimensioni originali. I rilievi della tomba dispersi in diversi musei europei e americani (Parigi, Louvre; Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek; Museo di Birmingham, University of Pennsylvania Museum di Philadelphia; Museum of Fine Arts di Boston) sono riprodotti per immagini all’interno della cappella funeraria ricostruita in modo da restituire l’immagine generale di una tomba egizia del 3° millennio avanti Cristo." info: press release of the museum on the prolongation - pdf-file (33 KB) URL info: Italian press reports at URL info: English info at URL info: Italian press report at URL "(..) Un'occasione per ammirare la ricostruzione, in dimensioni 1:1, della cappella funeraria di Nefer, che riproduce nella sua completezza la decorazione a rilievo al suo interno. Il Museo Barracco conserva la preziosa 'stele della falsa porta' del dignitario Nefer, vissuto in Egitto ai tempi della IV Dinastia (2575-2465 a.C.), quella dei grandi faraoni costruttori delle piramidi. Visto il suo alto incarico a corte – era il soprintendente di tutti gli scribi del re, dei magazzini delle provviste e della 'casa delle armi' – Nefer ebbe l’onore di essere sepolto in una mastaba (monumenti troncopiramidali a struttura piena) del cimitero reale ai piedi della grande piramide di Cheope. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL i) Museo Archeologico di Milano Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milano "Milano in Egitto: Gli scavi di Achille Vogliano nel Fayum] [was: "Milano in Egitto. Gli scavi di Achille Vogliano a Tebtynis e Medînet Mâdi"] [Milan in Egypt. Excavations of Achille Vogliano in the Fayum] date: 17 May [was: 20 April] 2017 - 15 December 2017 (16 May opening) The exhibition presents the discoveries of Achille Vogliano, papyrologist and professor of the University of Milan, who participated in excavations campaigns in Tebtunis and Medinet Madi in the 1930s. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL "Al Civico Museo Archeologico (corso Magenta 15) fino al 15 dicembre è aperta la mostra 'Milano in Egitto. Gli scavi di Achille Vogliano nel Fayum', con reperti e opere provenienti da Tebtynis e Medînet Mâdi (Egitto), due importanti località indagate dal papirologo milanese negli anni Trenta del ‘900. Le campagne di scavo condotte da Vogliano nel Fayum hanno incrementato la conoscenza di questa regione, rilevante per la storia dell’antico Egitto, arricchendo la collezione milanese. (..)" URL "(..) I reperti in mostra danno un’immagine vivida della vita di un villaggio egizio di età greco-romana e consentono di ripercorrere l’evoluzione della cultura egizia in quel periodo, mettendone in luce il carattere multietnico e la riuscita integrazione di culture diverse. (..)" URL With a slideshow. info: Italian press reports at URL URL With a slideshow. URL URL URL URL URL "I reperti in mostra danno un’immagine di come fosse un villaggio egizio di età greco-romana e permettono di ripercorrere l’evoluzione della cultura egizia in quel periodo, mettendone in luce la riuscita integrazione di culture diverse. La mostra, aperta al pubblico dal 17 maggio al 15 dicembre, si avvale anche della documentazione fotografica degli scavi conservata presso la Civica Biblioteca Archeologica ed è il frutto della collaborazione tra il Civico Museo Archeologico di Milano, il centro papirologico Achille Vogliano dell’Università degli Studi di Milano e la cattedra di Egittologia dell’Università di Pisa, che ha continuato l’indagine archeologica di Medina Mâdi iniziata da Vogliano." info: Italian press report at URL "Presso il Civico Museo Archeologico di Milano si è aperta il 17 maggio la mostra “Milano in Egitto. Gli scavi di Achille Vogliano nel Fayum”,in cui sono esposte opere provenienti dalle due importanti località di Tebtynis e Medînet Mâdi (Egitto) indagate dal papirologo milanese negli anni Trenta del ‘900. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL j) TBA, Padova * “Belzoni and Egypt” (preliminary title) date: 2019 info: source - Italian press reports at URL k) Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Sannio (ARCOS) Via Stefano Borgia / Corso Garibaldi, 1, 82100 Benevento URL * “Voci e Volti dall’Antico Egitto” [Voices and Faces from Ancient Egypt] [was: “Egitto a Benevento”] date: October 2016 - July 2017 [was: winter 2016/2017] Exhibition about the veneration of Isis in this region in Roman times (Temple of Maleventum), with artefacts on loan from the Museo Egizio, Turin. info: Italian press report at URL With a video of a TV report, showing some displays. info: Italian press reports at URL URL l) 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 (...)" m) - n) Lido di Jesolo via Aquileia 123, di fronte al Pala Arrex di piazza Brescia Jesolo (Veneta) * "Egitto. Dei, faraoni, uomini" [Egypt: Gods, Pharaohs, Men] date: 26 December 2017 - 30 June 2018 Exhibition with KV62 reproductions and original artefacts on loan from Italian museums. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "(..) La mostra archeologica offrirà l'opportunità di esplorare di persona due camere sepolcrali egizie: la tomba dell’artigiano Pashed e la leggendaria tomba di Tutankhamon, (..), entrambe ricostruite in scala 1:1. (..) Il percorso espositivo combinerà il fascino di reperti unici provenienti dai più importanti musei italiani ed internazionali con fedeli riproduzioni, scenografie e sofisticate installazioni tecnologiche (..)." info: URL info: source - Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL o) Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 Torino URL * "Missione Egitto 1903-1920. L’avventura archeologica M.A.I. raccontata " [Mission Egypt 1903-1920. The untold story of the Italian Archaeological Mission] date: 11 March 2017 - 10 September 2017 The exhibition tells the story of the Italian Archaeological Mission (Missione Archeologica Italiana (M.A.I.)) in Egypt between 1903 and 1920, under the guidance of Ernesto Schiaparelli. The Egyptian Museum was enriched by 30.000 objects. info: URL "Il percorso, attraverso l’esposizione di più di 400 oggettitra reperti, documenti, lettere, filmati, fotografie e manifesti storici, mira a trasportare il visitatore al tempo delle scoperte archeologiche che sono state alla base della formazione della collezione del Museo." info: Italian press report at URL URL info: Italian press release at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL Includes a video report: "Ecco come parlavano gli antichi egizi" [6:36 mins.] "Il direttore del Museo egizio di Torino Christian Greco ha letto per noi (e tradotto) alcuni geroglifici facendoci sentire come presumibilmente suonava la lingua degli antichi egizi. Una lezione interessante quanto inusuale." URL URL URL URL With large slideshow (34 photographs). info: Spanish press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Frankly speaking, this kind of effort might have had disastrously soporific effects had it been attempted by anyone but the brilliant Turinese gang, who’ve managed to recreate the enthusiastic, adventurous climate that inspired Schiaparelli’s numerous expeditions in Egypt: they have used excavation journals, documents, archaeological finds, field equipment, film footage and splendid photographs, beautifully organized so as to supply information and entertainment to both specialists and the public at large. The show’s curators – Paolo Del Vesco, Christian Greco and Beppe Moiso – have managed to come up with the perfect mix of philology and fun. (..)" info: English video (audio tour) at URL * "Dalle Sabbie al Museo - Ernesto Schiaparelli" [From the sands to the museum - Ernesto Schiaparelli] date: 2 March 2017 - 3 September 2017 An exhibition about Ernesto Schiaparelli, his life and his activities as director of lthe Museo Egizio and his archaeological missions in Egypt. [Probably the same as, or complementary to, the exhibition listed above as "Missione Egitto 1903-1920. L’avventura archeologica M.A.I. raccontata" (11 March 2017 - 10 September 2017).] info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL p) - q) Museo Orientale "Umberto Scerrato" dell’Università degli studi di Napoli L’Orientale Palazzo Du Mesnil, Via Chiatamone 61/62, 80100 Napoli * “Cinque Mummie Egiziane di Gatti” [working title] date: 18 May 2017 - ongoing [visits only by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays, 11-14 h] info: Italian press report at URL --FRANCE-- a) Musée de Normandie Château, 14000 Caen URL * "Voyages en Égypte - Des Normands au pays des pharaons au XIXe s." date: 23 June 2017 - 7 January 2018 The exhibition illustrates the 19th c. rediscovery of ancient Egypt by Europeans (focussing specifically on travellers from Normandy), with real Egyptian artefacts (e.g., a cat mummy) and 19th c. art and documents (e.g., DÉ volumes, travel diaries, paintings, photographs). Earlier at the Scriptorial d'Avranches (2 April 2016 - 18 September 2016) and as “Le Goût de l'Egypte - Voyageurs normands au pays des pharaons” at the Espace culturel les Dominicaines, Pont-l'Évêque (18 February 2017 - 14 May 2017); will later be shown in Rouen. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: Dossier de presse de l'exposition [PDF] at URL With 'Parcours de l'exposition', 'Objets phares', 'Autour de l'exposition', 'Modalités pratiques', etc. b) Louvre Lens 99, rue Paul Bert 62300 Lens URL * “Musiques: Echos de l'Antiquité" [was: “Musique et sons de l'Antiquité”] date: 13 September 2017 - 15 January 2018 Exhibition, with more than 400 objects, about music in the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. info: URL info: URL c) Musée Champollion – Les Écritures du Monde place Champollion 46100 Figeac URL * “Le Chant des signes" date: 8 July 2017 - 5 November 2017 Exhibition about music, musical instruments, and musical notation in ancient cultures (incl. Egypt) up to the present. info: URL d) - e) Musée de Tessé 2 Avenue de Paderborn, 72000, Le Mans URL * Closure of the ancient Egyptian Gallery date: 29 January 2017 - December 2017 info: URL "En 2001, a été inauguré un vaste espace souterrain consacré à l’Égypte pharaonique. Y sont présentées lesreconstitutions grandeur nature des tombes de la reine Nofretari, épouse de Ramsès II et de Sennefer, maire de Thèbes. (La galerie est actuellement fermée pour travaux jusqu'en décembre 2017)" info: French press report at URL f) Musée Crozatier Jardin Henri Vinay, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay URL * “Reopening museum” date: end of 2017 [was: May 2017] - Ongoing info: French press report at URL [The Museum has a small Egyptological collection, with two mummies/coffins, canopes, shabti, and amulets.] info: French press report at URL g) Musée de la Castre Le Suquet, 06400 Cannes URL * “Le fabuleux voyage du chevalier Lycklama en Orient (1865-1868)” date: 9 July 2017 - 29 October 2017 info: URL "(..) Le chevalier Tinco Lycklama, jeune aristocrate hollandais épris d’exotisme, parvient aux confins de la Perse. Son périple en Orient durera trois ans. De retour en Europe, affaibli par les épreuves de la route, il choisit de s’installer à Cannes, alors en plein essor… À l’occasion du 140^e anniversaire du musée de la Castre, l’exposition retrace le parcours hors du commun de cet aventurier mondain, amateur d’antiquités, qui fit don de ses précieuses collections à la ville de Cannes en 1877. (..)" h) Musée Rodin 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris URL * “Égyptomanie” date: 2018 info: source - press report at URL i) - j) Musée Municipal des Beaux-Arts et d’Histoire Naturelle 3 Rue Toufaire, 28200 Châteaudun URL * "Les animaux de l’Egypte antique" [The animals of Ancient Egypt] date: 28 January 2017 - 17 September 2017 The animals in Ancient Egypt and their symbolic meaning are represented by amulets, pictures of gods on coffins and stelae, objects of daily life, canopic jars and animals mummies. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL With slideshow. info: URL "«Que sont devenus les animaux présents dans l’Egypte antique»? C’est la réponse que cherche à apporter cette exposition à travers des panneaux explicatifs (réalisés par le Muséum de Bourges), des objets archéologiques (en grande partie découverts par Emile Amelineau à Abydos et la collection d’amulettes, de statuettes et d’oushebtis prêtés par le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chartres), des planches de la « Description de l’Égypte, ou Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l’expédition de l’Armée française », ainsi que des spécimens naturalisés présent dans les différents milieux : humide, semi-désertique et désertique. (..) " URL With "Dossier de Press". k) - l) Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen Le Château, 14000 Caen URL * "L'Égypte photographiée: Un voyage partagé par Du Camp, Flaubert et Langlois, 1849-1850 " date: 23 June 2017 - 24 September 2017 Exhibition about the trip to Egypt by early photographer Maxime Du Camp, novelist Gustave Flaubert, and painter Jean-Charles Langlois. info: URL m) Musée de Tessé 2, avenue de Paderborn, 72000 Le Mans URL * “Reopening Egyptian gallery” date: December 2017 - Ongoing info: URL "Fermé depuis janvier, l'espace égyptien de Tessé ne rouvrira ses portes qu'à la mi-décembre. Les travaux et l'arrivée de nouveaux objets vont donner un nouveau souffle à cet espace unique." n) Musée Historique et Archéologique de l'Orléanais Hôtel Cabu, Pl. Abbée Desnoyers, 45 000 Orléans * "Du Nil à la Loire: la collection égyptienne des musées d’Orléans" [was: "Du Nil à la Loire"] date: 16 September 2017 - 11 March 2018 [was: 15 September 2017 - 14 January 2018 Exhibition about the Egyptological collections in Orléans, organized by the Association Soleil Ailé. info: source - URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL "La création de deux nouvelles salles d’exposition temporaire à l’Hôtel Cabu, Musée d’Histoire et d’Archéologie sera l’occasion de présenter au public un pan méconnu des richesses du musée: sa collection d’antiquités égyptiennes qui n’avaient pas été exposées depuis 1940. L’exposition retracera l’histoire mouvementée de cette collection à travers ses plus belles pièces, tout en témoignant du rôle essentiel de l’abbé Desnoyers et de l’égyptologue Jules Baillet dans la formation de cet ensemble à la fin du XIXe et au début du XXe siècle. Le parcours évoquera aussi les conséquences dela Seconde Guerre mondiale sur ce patrimoine. (..)" --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - b) Musée royal de Mariemont Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140 Morlanwelz URL * “Coptic textiles” [Title TBA] date: 2019 More than 200 fragments of coptic textile, recently donated by the King Baudouin Foundation. info: URL --SPAIN-- a) - b) El Planetario de Castellón Paseo Marítimo 1, 12100, Grao de Castellón URL * "Els tresors de Tutankamón"/"Los Tesoros de Tutankamón" date: 4 July 2017 - 30 August 2017 Exhibition with 44 replicas of KV62 objects. info: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL c) Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre Calle Fuente Morales, 1, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife URL * "Muerte e inmortalidad en poblaciones del pasado" date: 24 November 2017 - 4 June 2018 Exhibition of the funerary cults in ancient cultures, including ancient Egypt, with about 10 mummies and 25 other funerary remains. info: Spanish press reports at URL The exhibition will be in conjunction with the World Congress on Mummy Studies (17-21 May 2018). URL d) Vilamuseu Carrer Colón, 57, 03570 La Vila Joiosa, Alacant URL * “Los secretos de ‘Tresors’ ” date: 9 November 2016 - 15 September 2017 One of the objects on display is an ancient Egyptian (dyn. 26) 'New Year's flask' found on the Iberian Peninsula [detailed description at URL] info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL e) - f) - g) - h) Museu Egipci de Barcelona / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona URL * "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento" [Tutankhamun. History of a discovery] date: 30 November 2012 - TBA [was: till 31 December 2015] [several times prolongated] info: URL * "Animals Sagrats de l'Antic Egipte / Animales Sagrados del Antiguo Egipto" [Sacred Animals in Ancient Egypt] date: 22 February 2017 - 30 September 2017 Exhibition about sacred animals in ancient Egypt, with 70 artefacts from the collection of the Fundación Arqueológica Clos. Also included is a documentary of the scanning of 7 animal mummies from the Museu Egipci de Barcelona. info: URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL "Un medallón de escarabajo que iba cosido sobre el pecho de una momia y que perteneció a Rodolfo Valentino; un ejemplar de oxirrinco, el pez que se comió el pene del dios Osiris; una esfinge de cuerpo de león y cabeza humana de la colección de lord Carnarvon; la momia de un minúsculo cocodrilo, cuya columna dorsal aparece rota en las radiografías y TACS; o una cría de gato con traumatismo craneal, posiblemente sacrificada para momificarla. Son algunas de las curiosas 70 piezas de la colección de la Fundación Arqueológica Clos, muchas de ellas inéditas, que forman la nueva exposición del Museu Egipci de Barcelona 'Animales sagrados del Antiguo Egipto', que puede verse hasta el 30 de septiembre. (..)" With a slideshow of some of the artefacts on display. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: French press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL i) Parque Jardín de La Vega Av. Olímpica, 5, 28108 Alcobendas, Madrid URL * "El templo de Abu Simbel: Ramsés, rey de reyes" date: 30 November 2016 - 31 December 2017 Exhibition of a replica of the Temple of Abu Simbel. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) - --LIECHTENSTEIN-- a) Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum Städtle 43, 9490 Vaduz * "Faszination Pyramiden" date: 6 July 2017 - 14 January 2018 Original objects and models explain the origin and importance of pyramids in Ancient Egypt and show how the pyramids came to Europe and how they cause excitement in the Modern Age. info: URL pictures for the press: URL info: URL With several photos. ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15, CH-8002 Zürich URL * "Osiris - Das versunkene Geheimnis Ägyptens" ["Osiris - Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries"] [was: "Osiris - Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze"] date: 10 February 2017 - 13 August 2017 [prolongation; was: till 16 July 2017] 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: (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." info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL info: source - URL info: source - URL info: German press report at URL A long article about Franck Goddio and his finds of underwater excavations in Alexandria. Includes a slideshow. info: German press report at URL "Ab dem 10. Februar zeigt das Museum Rietberg in Zürich die Ausstellung «Osiris - Das versunkene Geheimnis Ägyptens». Vor dem Museums-Gebäude sind als Vorboten bereits drei Kolossale Statuen aufgestellt worden. (...) Zwei Kräne waren nötig, um die mehrere Meter hohen und einige Tonnen schweren Kolossal- Statuen aufzustellen, wie Museums-Sprecher Alain Suter zur Nachrichtenagentur sda sagte. Um die Statuen vor Kälte und Vandalenakten zu schützen, wurden spezielle Glashüllen konstruiert." info: French press report at URL "Deux grues ont été nécessaires pour installer trois statues colossales de plusieurs mètres de haut et pesant chacune plusieurs tonnes devant l'entrée du musée, a indiqué à l'ats Alain Suter, porte-parole de l'institution zurichoise. La plus imposante, une sculpture en granit rose du dieu du Nil Hâpy, mesure 5,4 m de haut. Des abris chauffés ont spécialement été construits pour protéger les statues du froid. Les vitres de ces abris sont suffisamment solides pour empêcher tout acte de vandalisme." info : German press report at URL Interview with Franck Goddio info : English press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL "Das Rietberg-Museum zeigt die Funde aus den versunkenen ägyptischen Städten Thonis und Kanopus. Die Ausstellung ist überwältigend." URL URL Includes a slideshow. URL Includes a video report [1:30 mins.]. info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: French press report at URL Interview with Franck Goddio. info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL Includes a slideshow. info: French press reports at URL Includes a video report [2:48 mins.]. URL info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL "(...) wie kommen solch wertvolle Funde auf einen Hügel in der Schweiz? «Wir haben früh Interesse bei der Hilti Foundation bekundet, die sich um die Koordination der Ausstellungen in Europa kümmert», erzählt Museumsdirektor Albert Lutz bei einem Augenschein vor Ort. Es sei die teuerste Ausstellung, die je im Museum gezeigt wurde. Gut zehn Doppellastwagen transportierten die kostbare Fracht von London nach Zürich. Wegen der erhöhten Lage des Museums und der erschwerten Zufahrt mussten die teils tonnenschweren Ausstellungsstücke ein weiteres Mal auf kleinere Lastautos umgeladen werden. Dementsprechend laufe die Ausstellung auch ein halbes Jahr. «Die Ausstellung ist super angelaufen. In den ersten Wochen kamen bereits 20 000 Besucher», freut sich Lutz. Insgesamt erhofft er sich 150 000 Besucher." URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL With 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: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL "Una exposición del Museo Rietberg resucita, a través de trescientos objetos extraídos del Mediterráneo en excavaciones marinas, los 'Misterios de Osiris', uno de los mayores mitos fundadores de Egipto y que marca el inicio del reino de los faraones. (..)" b) - c) Ortsmuseum Badenerstrasse, 8952 Schlieren URL * “Sammlung von Rolf Wegmüller und Daniel Wilhelm” date: 8 April 2017 - 30 September 2017 [only open every 2nd Saturday of each month; closed during July/August] info: German press report at URL "(..) Seit über 30 Jahren sammelt er [Rolf Wegmüller] die Exponate – von kleinen Schmuckstücken wie Haarspangen oder Fingerringe über Statuen der Pharaonen und deren Gemahlinnen bis hin zum imposanten Sarg. Bereits zu seiner Lehrzeit als Postbote verbrachte der heute 52-Jährige seine Freizeit gerne in Galerien und Ausstellungen zum Thema Ägypten. Dabei habe er ein grosses Netzwerk aufbauen können und über die Jahre die zahlreichen Stücke erworben oder gar geschenkt erhalten. Heute sind sie teils in ihrer gemeinsamen Wohnung in Schlieren untergebracht, teils als Leihgabe im Antikenmuseum Basel und anderen Museen ausgestellt. (...)" d) Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum Museumsstrasse 50, CH-9000 St.Gallen URL * “Welten sammeln” date: March 2016 - Ongoing Opening of the new permanent exhibiton that provides an overview of several of the world's cultures (the Pacific, North and South America, Africa, and ancient Egypt) via museum objects and their history. info: URL e) - f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * Closure of the Egyptian Galleries date: 28 june 2015 - TBA info: URL * “Scanning Sethos - Die Wiedergeburt eines Pharaonengrabes” [Scanning Seti. The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb] date: 29 October 2017 - 6 May 2018 Exhibition with an exact copy of two rooms of the tomb of Seti I, including the sarcophagus (facsimiles made by the Factum Foundation). info: URL (in English:) URL --DENMARK-- a) Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Dantes Plads 7, 1556 København V URL * "Farao: Magtens Ansigt" [Pharaoh, the face of power] date: 12 October 2017 - 25 February 2018 Exhibition about pharaonic kingship during the Middle Kingdom; includes also loans from MMA New York. info: URL --ESTONIA-- a) Kadriorg Art Museum Weizenbergi 37, 10127 Tallinn URL * “A Journey to the Orient. Otto Friedrich von Richter’s (1791–1816) Trips and Collection” date: 27 May 2017 - 1 October 2017 Exhibition about the legacy and collections (two mummies, manuscripts and drawings) of Otto Friedrich von Richter. Earlier at the University of Tartu Art Museum (26 May 2016 - 13 May 2017). info: URL ---POLAND--- a) - --RUSSIA-- a) The State Hermitage Museum 2, Palace Square, 190000 St Petersburg URL * "Nefertari and the Valley of the Queens. From the Museo Egizio, Turin" date: 17 June 2017 - 10 January 2018 [was: June 2017 - TBA] Exhibition about the tomb of Nefertari (wife of Ramesses II), with items on loan from the Museo Egizio di Torino. Earlier at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden (17 November 2016 - TBA), and will travel to four stops in China. info: URL info: source - Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL Includes a slideshow. --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Národní muzeum/National Museum Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Prague 1 URL * “Ríša slnka: Abú Sír v dobe stavitelov pyramíd” [Empire of the Sun: Abusir at the time of the pyramid builders] date: 2019 Exhibition of 100-150 artifacts from the Czech archaeological excavations in Abusir. info: source - Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL Lack of finances may hamper the organizing of the exhibition. b) Státní zámek Libochovice (State Castle Libochovice) nám. 5. kvetna 1, 411 17 Libochovice URL * "Hrabe Johann Josef Herberstein a jeho cesty po Africe” [Count Johann Josef Herberstein and His Travels to Africa] date: 10 June 2017 - 30 September 2017 Exhibition that focuses on Count Johann Joseph Herberstein, with historic photographs, objects and catches from his collectors' and hunting expeditions to Africa (in 1880 and 1929). Among the collected items are a mummy head, canopic jars, and part of an ancient Egyptian coffin. info: Czech press reports at URL URL --HUNGARY-- a) Csontváry Múzeum Janus Pannonius utca 11, Pécs 7621 URL AND Múzeum Galéria Káptalan utca 4, Pécs * "Kincsek a Nílus partjáról – Túlvilágiutazás az ókori Egyiptomban" [Treasures from the banks of the Nile - Otherworldly journey into ancient Egypt] date: 5 April 2017 - 31 Oktober 2017 Exhibition with more than 90 ancient Egyptian artefacts on loan from the Szepmuveszeti Muzeum in Budapest. It will be at two locations (Csontváry Múzeum and Múzeum Galéria) at the same time, with different themes. info: URL info: URL info: Hungarian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL --KAZAKHSTAN-- a) National Museum of Kazakhstan Tauyelsyzdyk Ave. 54, Astana 010000, Kazachstan * "Monuments of Ancient Egypt” date: June 23, 2017 - September 3, 2017 Exhibition with replicas (e.g., Narmer Palette, KV62 items) and originals of ancient Egyptian artefacts. info: URL URL info: English press report at URL --JAPAN--- a) Fukuoka City Museum 3-1-1, Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka URL * "The Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids: The Treasures from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo" date: 8 July 2017 - 27 August 2017 [was: 15 July 2017 - 24 September 2017] Exhibition of about 120 artifacts from the Egyptian Museum Cairo. Earlier at the Mori Arts Center Gallery, Minato-ku, Tokyo (16 October 2015 - 3 January 2016), Aaheim Museum, Matsuyama (23 January 2016 - 27 March 2016), Sendai City Museum (22 April 2016 - 26 June 2016), Kagoshima Museum (15 July 2016 - 15 September, 2016), The Museum of Kyoto (October 1, 2016 - December 25, 2016), Toyama Prefectural Civic Centre (13 January 2017 - 26 March 2017) and Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art (9 April 2017 - 25 June 2017). info: URL --CHINA-- a) - b) Hong Kong Science Museum 2 Science Museum Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong URL * “Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt" [was: "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives"] date: June 2, 2017 - October 18, 2017 Travellinge exhibition of six mummies from the British Museum and their 3D CT scan visualisations, plus ca. 200 objects of funerary use and daily life. Earlier at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (10 December 2016 - 25 April, 2017) info: source - English press report at URL "(..) After this exhibition in Sydney, Nestawedjat, Tamut, and the four other mummies are being sent to the Science Museum in Hong Kong, before moving on to other venues in the Asia-Pacific region. (..)" info: URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "As part of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the handover, six Egyptian mummies from the British Museum will be coming to Hong Kong for the first time in June. They will undergo CT scans in the city so the public can see what is inside them. (..) URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) Three of the exhibits, including the mummy and inner coffin of Nestawedjat, a middle-aged woman in the 25th dynasty of ancient Egypt, and the pyramidion, a pyramid-shaped capstone of a tomb, of Wedjahor, a royal member in the 26th dynasty of ancient Egypt, has arrived in Hong Kong and were displayed in advance to press as they were taken out of crates by the British Museum staff members on Monday. (..)" URL URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "(...) The exhibition features around 200 Egyptian cultural relics, ranging from ancient Egyptian children’s clothes to protective amulets and jewels placed on the mummies’ bodies. (..) The science museum has set up a multimedia programme, interactive exhibits, 3D projection mapping, as well as virtual reality and holograms to illustrate for visitors what it was like to be an ancient Egyptian.(..)" URL URL URL URL About the opening ceremony. URL Idem. c) Hong Kong Science Museum 2 Science Museum Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong URL * “Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt" [was: "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives"] date: June 2, 2017 - October 18, 2017 Travellinge exhibition of six mummies from the British Museum and their 3D CT scan visualisations, plus ca. 200 objects of funerary use and daily life. Earlier at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (10 December 2016 - 25 April, 2017) info: source - English press report at URL "(..) After this exhibition in Sydney, Nestawedjat, Tamut, and the four other mummies are being sent to the Science Museum in Hong Kong, before moving on to other venues in the Asia-Pacific region. (..)" info: URL info: source - URL d) - e) Shanghai Museum 201 Renmin Ave, RenMin GuangChang, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai 200000 URL URL * "A history of the World in 100 Objects" date: 29 June 2017 - 8 October 2017 info: URL info: source - URL info: French press report at URL Includes a slideshow. --INDIA-- a) - --MEXICO-- a) Museo de Bellas Artes Santos Degollado Pte. 102, Centro, 50050 Toluca de Lerdo URL * “Tutankamón, la Tumba, el Oro y la Maldición” date: 17 March 2107 - 17 September 2017 The travelling exhibition with 200 replicas of KV62 items. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL With a video. URL info: Spanish press report at URL ---ISRAEL--- a) - --KOREA-- a) - b) Ulsan Museum 277, Duwang-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan URL * “Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum” date: 2 [was: 1] May 2017 – 27 August 2017 Exhibition with more than 230 objects from the Egyptian collection of the Brooklyn Museum, including human and animal mummies, coffins, masks, statues, and jewelry. Earlier at the National Museum of Korea, Seoul (December 20, 1016 - April 9, 2017). info: URL info: URL ---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. 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