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Copyright 2016, A.K. Eyma


 
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November 24, 2016 (IV Peret 10)
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, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Andorra, Japan, China, India, Mexico, Israel, Brazil, Chile Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma * Thanks for this week's events information go to: Glenn Meyer [(I) - USA (j)]; Wendy Goodridge [(I) - UK (f)]; Claire Gilmour [(I) - UK (s)]; Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - UK (q), Netherlands (b), Germany (i)(j), Spain (c), Poland (d)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Germany (i), Netherlands (b), Italy (c)] ========================================================================== +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * "Every Tomb Tells a Story", by Dr. Melinda Hartwig (The Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University) A Holiday souk precedes the lecture at 2 p.m., with sales of Egyptian-themed books and items to benefit ARCE/NC and the Baer-Keller Egyptology Library of the Department of Near Eastern Studies. date: Sunday, December 11, 2016; 3:00 PM place: Room 20, Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley costs: no charge, but donations are very welcome. info: email URL --UK-- f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Swansea University * "Akhenaten: What was he trying to do?", by Alan Lloyd date: Wednesday 14th December 2016; 7.00 pm place: 'Fulton House 2' Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, £3.00 non-members info: telephone 01792 295960 s) Egyptology Scotland * Egyptology Scotland 15th Anniversary Lecture Day: -- " 'I Will Add to Thy Days Fifteen Years': A Review of Egyptology Scotland', by Mr Alan Jeffreys -- "Emotion in Ancient Egypt & the Ancient Near East", by Dr Angela McDonald -- "Revisiting Ankhtyfy", by Dr Bill Manley -- "Senenmut redivivius: Monuments, memory and mutilation", by Dr Campbell Price date: Saturday 3rd December 2016; 11am-4pm place: Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery, Lecture Room, Glasgow G3 8AG costs: £10 full day, £5 morning or afternoon only Info: email --EGYPT-- m) Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw * "A memorial for Abbot Maqari of Deir al-Surian", by Dr Karel Innemée date: Tuesday, 6th of December 2016; 6 p.m. place: Research Centre in Cairo, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW, 11 Mahalla St., Cairo - Heliopolis info: email --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --UK-- [update] q) World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN * Re-opening of the Ancient Egypt gallery [new] date: mid April 2017 [was: Spring 2017] - ongoing info: URL URL "(..) More than 2,000 objects will be displayed in the new gallery, which includes a ‘mummy room’ featuring 12 mummies. (..)" URL [new] info: English press report at URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- [update] b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * “Koninginnen van de Nijl” [Queens of the Nile] date: 18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017 [new] info: Dutch press reports at URL URL URL With several photos and a video. URL With a video. URL With a video. [new] info: Italian press reports at URL URL About the 250 objects on loan from Turin Museum. --GERMANY-- [update] i) Archäologisches Museum der Universität Münster Domplatz 20-22, 48143 Münster * "Tod und Ewigkeit: Die Münster-Mumie im Fokus der Forschung" date: 19 November 2016 - 22 January 2017 [new] info: German press reports at URL With slide-show. URL With several photos of the mummy. URL URL "(..) Der rund 2700 Jahre alte mumifizierte Körper und ein auf das Jahr 950 vor Christus datierter, reich verzierter Sarg stammen als Dauerleihgabe vom Mülheimer Karl-Ziegler- Gymnasium. (..) Die Untersuchungen im Computertomographen zeigten ein fast vollständiges Skelett mit wenig Verschleißerscheinungen: „Es war ein Mann um die 30, der ein gelenkschonendes Leben geführt hat“, sagt die zuständige Ägyptologin des Museums, Angelika Lohwasser. (..) „Vielleicht haben erst Händler Mumie und Sarg zusammengebracht, um für das Ensemble mehr Geld zu bekommen“ (..) Lange hatte sie vermutet, dass es auch Händler waren, durch die der echte Kopf dieser Mumie abhanden gekommen war: Vielfach seien Einzelteile abgetrennt und verkauft worden. Doch der Restaurator fand Schädelfragmente im Sarg und glaubt daher, dass der Kopf beim Versuch neugieriger Forscher, ihn auszuwickeln, zerfiel. (..)" URL "Wird das Geheimnis der 2700 Jahre alten Mülheim-Mumie gelüftet? Ehemalige Schüler des Ziegler-Gymnasiums jedenfalls wissen etwas zu berichten. Hat Lehrer Lehfeldt die Mumie aus Afrika mitgebracht? (..)" URL "Ein weiterer Ex-Schüler des Karl-Ziegler-Gymnasiums hat sich gemeldet und unter anderem verraten, wieso der Jüngling im Sarg so lange kopflos war. (..)" 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 --ITALY-- [update] c) Museo del Territorio Biellese Chiostro di San Sebastiano - Via Quintino Sella, 13900 Biella (BI) * "Neb Ankh. L’Egitto funerario di Ernesto Schiaparelli" [Neb ankh. The funerary Egypt of Ernesto Schiaparelli] date: 6 November 2016 - 8 January 2017 [new] info: Italian press report at URL "I visitatori sono invitati ad immergersi gradualmente, attraverso un percorso espositivo articolato in tre sezioni, nella misteriosa ed affascinante realtà funeraria egizia. (...) La seconda sala è invece dedicata alla camera funeraria degli sposi Kha e Merit, scoperta da Schiaparelli esattamente cento dieci anni fa, anch’essa proposta al pubblico per mezzo di suggestive fotografie. (...) l’esposizione si conclude con l'accesso ad una ricostruzione in scala reale di una camera funeraria." --SPAIN-- 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 --AUSTRALIA-- [update] a) Powerhouse Museum 500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW 2007 * "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives" date: 10 December 2016 - 25 April, 2017 [new] info: English press report at URL With some info on the six mummies on display. --POLAND-- d) Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie (National Museum in Warsaw) Aleje Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warszawa URL * “Priceless. Recent Acquisitions at the National Museum in Warsaw” date: 17 November 2016 - 12 February 2017 Exhibition of some 200 of the museum’s newly acquired works, including ancient Egyptian mummy masks. info: English press reports at URL info: Polish press report at URL ---- For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below. ++ (III) PERSONALS AND ADMIN NOTES [As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF. They usually are not in the Website version.] +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE--- * (&) Press report: "Predynastic cemetery and settlement discovered in Abydos" URL "According to Dr. Mahmoud Affifi, a team of Egyptian archaeologists discovered a predynastic cemetery dated to 4th millennium B.C (3316 B.C) located 400 meters to the south of Seti I temple in Abydos. (..) [With] 15 large mud brick tombs (..), some " measure up to 14 meters x 5 meters. (..)" With MoA photos. -- Other English press reports: URL URL URL URL * Press report: "Lawyer, driver arrested for possession of 29 artifacts" URL "Sharqiya police arrested a lawyer and a driver who were in possession of 29 artifacts on Thursday evening. (..)" With a photo. * Press report: "The Factory of Fakes. How a workshop uses digital technology to craft perfect copies of imperilled art" URL About the work of Factum Arte - their facsimile of KV62, the scanning of the Seti I tomb, and other projects. * Press report: "Le Mans - De belles découvertes pour leur 3e mission archéologique en Égypte" URL "La 3e campagne de fouilles à Tell Dibgou dans le Delta du Nil, conduite par les égyptologues manceaux Christelle Desbordes et Philippe Brissaud a tenu ses promesses. La ville livre peu à peu ses secrets. Ils le savaient avant de s'envoler pour l'Égypte les 31 août dernier : Tell Dibgou est un site archéologique exceptionnel qui a beaucoup à livrer. Durant six semaines, la campagne de fouilles menée par les deux égyptologues récemment installés au Mans (« Le Maine Libre » des 28 mai et 30 août) dévoile peu à peu son histoire qui s'inscrit sur deux millénaires. (..)" With slideshow of photos of finds. -- Website of the mission: URL With Rapport d'activité (5 Sept. - 8 Oct. 2016) and Catalogue d'objets 2016: URL * Press release: "Projet Karnak : Achèvement de la mise en ligne du temple d’Opet / Opet temple fully available online" URL "Started in May 2014, the online edition of the scenes and inscriptions of the temple of Opet at Karnak is now complete. All the hieroglyphic inscriptions, transliteration and bibliographical references, old photographic documentation and a new complete high resolution photographic survey of this monument are available in the Karnak project. (..)" [Next six items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Steep commute gave ancient Egyptian workers osteoarthritis" URL "(..) Working in Egypt, Anne Austin separated the commingled bones, estimated age and sex, and analyzed the joints for signs of osteoarthritis, which can cause pain and stiffness. She also compared them to remains found at other ancient Egyptian sites. She reports in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology that many of the men at Deir el-Medina showed higher rates of osteoarthritis in the knees and ankles than did the women. The location of the disease, and its higher occurrence among men, struck Austin as odd. Although the artisans' work in the Valley of the Kings was hard—involving digging, carving, and painting in the rock-cut royal tombs that descend into the Theban hills—this would mainly affect the upper body, not the knees and ankles. To explain this, Austin examined the textual evidence from the village—administrative records that detail the artisans' daily attendance at work, and even their absences—and the artisans' physical environment. While their female relatives remained in the village, each week, the artisans hiked from Deir el-Medina over the Theban hills to stone huts, which are still standing as ruins just above the Valley of the Kings. They lived in these huts during the work week, descending and ascending the hill to the valley each day. At the end of the week, they returned to Deir el-Medina. Although the journey was short, it was steep, Austin observes: a rise of 151 meters from Deir el-Medina to the huts, and 93 meters from the huts to the Valley of the Kings. On top of that, the ancient records show that the workers would have hiked on average about 161 days each year. With a career lasting on average about 25–35 years, that's a lot of hiking—enough to likely cause the osteoarthritis found in the artisans' lower limbs, Austin argues. (..)" -- The original research article (only abstract for free): A. E. Austin, "The Cost of a Commute: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Osteoarthritis in New Kingdom Egypt", in: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, In Advance of Print. URL * Press report: "Kom Al-Shoqafa catacombs in good condition, no flooding" URL "The Ministry of Antiquities has announced that the Kom Al-Shoqafa catacombs in Alexandria are safe and have not been submerged in water, as published in some news reports and on social media. (..) The Kom Al-Shoqafa catacombs are situated to the west of the Pompy Pillar in Alexandria and are considered the largest and most important burial site dating back to the Graeco-Roman period in Egypt. (..) The catacombs are rock-hewn tombs that date back to the 2nd century AD, consisting of three levels, all located underground. (..)" * Press report: "The heretic King's head moved to GEM for 2017 opening" URL "Today, GEM (Grand Egyptian Museum) receives a group of 850 objects from the Egyptian museum in Cairo in preparation for the partial opening of the GEM by the end of 2017. The collection includes objects dated to the Middle and New Kingdom as well as a number of objects of King Tutankhamon's collection. Dr. Essa Zidan said that some objects need restoration work which could take months due to their current condition. The objects transferred include a sandstone head of statue of Akhnaten in a good preservation state and two granite statues of Amenhotep II and Thotmosis III." With photos. -- Another English press report: URL * Press report: "Tickets for entering Egyptian Museum in evening increased" URL "The Supreme Council of Antiquities has doubled the price of the tickets for the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to increase revenue that is supposed to cover lighting and operation expenditures. Mohamed Ali, Deputy Chief for the museum, told Al-Borsa newspaper that the new price in tickets, approved by the SCA, would increase 60 percent with prices reaching LE120 for foreign visitors and LE75 for morning visits. Prices for foreign students will increase to LE60, up from LE35, marking a 71 percent increase. Additionally, prices for Egyptians and Arabs will increase to LE20 in the evening and LE10 in the morning seeing a 100 percent increase. Prices for Egyptian and Arab students will increase to LE 10 from LE5. Tickets for entering the mummy halls in the museum will reach LE150 for foreigners compared to its old price at LE100. However, prices for foreign students will remain at LE 75. For Egyptian and Arab students visiting the mummy halls, the prices will double reaching LE60 for visitors and LE30 for students, compared to what its old price at LE30 for visitors and LE15 for students. (..)" * Press report: "Oxford Union hosts debate on repatriation of Arab antiquities acquired during colonial rule" URL "The Oxford Union hosted a debate on Tuesday at Oxford University on the repatriation of Arab artefacts acquired under colonial rule, which are now on display in European and American museums. The prestigious debate society invited students to observe the debate, ask questions, argue their own opinions, and vote for a winner at the end. On one side of the stage, were those arguing for the return of artefacts to their countries of origin. Speakers on this side included directors of major European museums, including former director of the Voorlinden, Wim Pijbes, and Zahi Hawass, former Egyptian minister of antiquities and director of excavations at Giza, Saqqara, Bahariya Oasis and Valley of the Kings. The side opposing repatriation included speakers James Cuno, President and CEO of J Paul Getty Trust, and Dr Sabine Haag, General Director of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Austrian Museum of Ethnology and the Austrian Theatre Museum. (..)" * press report: "Space Archaeologist Sarah Parcak Uses Satellites to Uncover Ancient Egyptian Ruins URL "(..) Exploiting subtle and, to the naked eye, often invisible differences in topography, geology and plant life, Parcak, a 38-year-old University of Alabama at Birmingham professor of anthropology, has used satellite imagery and other remote sensing tools to expose a stunning array of forgotten sites from multiple lost cultures. (..) “Any discovery in remote sensing rests on hundreds of hours of deep, deep study. Before looking at satellite imagery of a cemetery or a pyramid field, you have to already understand why something should be there.” (..)" with video. [Next three items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Den Pharaonen auf der Spur" URLURL "L'Ago di Cleopatra è il nome che condividono tre differenti obelischi di origine egizia situati a Londra, New York e Parigi. Ogni obelisco proviene da un sito di costruzione differente, e nessuno dei tre fu realizzato in onore della regina Cleopatra. Gli obelischi furono rinominati in onore della famosa regina proprio a causa della fama di cui godeva. Gli obelischi di Londra e New York sono una coppia, mentre quello di Parigi è originariamente parte di una coppia di Luxor, dove il suo gemello è rimasto nella posizione originaria. (..)" With photos of the obelisks in New York, London, and Paris. * Press report: "L'Archeologico pronto a tagliare il traguardo del mezzo milione di visitatori" URL "Il direttore Paolo Giulierini prevede di superare i 500mila ingressi entro fine anno. Appena firmato il disciplinare per spendere i 20 milioni di fondi Cipe per migliorare l'offerta del museo. (..)" --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk and Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press report: "Stunning secrets revealed after scientists conduct scan on mummy on display in Maidstone Museum" URL About the scanning of the mummy of Ta-Kush and of a foetus. -- Other English press reports: URL URL URL With video of a TV report. -- Press release, with videos: URL [Submitted by Kat Newkirk, Ingrid van Sprakelaar, and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Ancient Egypt crocodile surprise at Dutch museum" URL -- Other English press reports: URL With slideshow. URL -- German press reports: URL URL -- Dutch press report at URL -- Spanish press report: URL [Submitted by Kat Newkirk and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "New mummy was found in Egypt" URL "Archeologists have discovered the mummified body which was probably buried 3 000 years old ago in Egypt. They have confirmed that it is in surprisingly good condition. It was buried in the sarcophagus made from wood and colored by the bright paints. (..) As the name in the sarcophagus is said, this is the mummy of Ancient man Amenrenef (..)" [The recent find in Luxor by a Spanish team directed by Dr Myriam Seco Alvarez.] -- German press report: URL -- French press report: URL -- Italian press report: URL [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Restauradores japoneses extraen los remos de una barca solar egipcia para su restauración" URL "Expertos japoneses y egipcios han comenzado a retirar los remos de la segunda barca solar del faraón Keops hallada en la década de los ochenta junto a la pirámide levantada por este monarca en la meseta de las pirámides de Guiza, informó este viernes el Ministerio egipcio de Antigüedades. (..)" [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Divers uncover world's oldest harbor in Red Sea" URL "Archaeologists find monumental harbor built by King Cheops 4600 years ago at Wadi el-Jarf to import stuffs to build the Great Pyramid of Giza. (..)" Old news, but nice summary with many photos. * Press report: "Kom Ouchim enfin inauguré" URL "La région de Karanis au Fayoum a témoigné cette semaine de l'inauguration du musée de Kom Ouchim, fermé depuis 10 ans. Un centre de visiteurs et un musée en plein air ont également été ouverts au public. (..) -- Related French press reports: URL "A quelques pas du musée de Kom Ouchim se trouve la ville antique de Karanis. (..)" URL "Inauguré cette semaine, le musée en plein air de Kiman Faris abrite des vestiges, des colonnes et des statues datant de l’ère des pharaons. (..)" URL "Situé derrière le musée de Kom Ouchim, le centre des visiteurs Beit Sobek a été ouvert cette semaine au public. (..)" --MISCELLANEOUS-- [Submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * New entries at the blog (Tumblr) of the Brooklyn Museum: -- "[Portrait of a Young Person from 200-230 C.E.]" (Nov. 22) URL [Object in the online collections database: URL ] -- "[An ebony statuette of Amunhotep III]" (Nov. 20) URL [Object in the online collections database: URL ] -- "[Visible-Induced Luminescence imaging to map the presence of Egyptian blue on ancient Egyptian objects]" (Nov. 18) URL +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * Mykola Tarasenko, Studies on the Vignettes from Chapter 17 of the Book of the Dead, I: The Image of ms.w BdSt in Ancient Egyptian Mythology. Archaeopress, 2016. 151 pp. Paper, ISBN 9781784914509, £30.00. e-book, ISBN 9781784914516, £19.00. TOC at URL "Among the numerous deities in the ancient Egyptian mythology, whose nature and function are still vague and obscure, are ms.w Bdšt – ‘Children of Weakness’. These beings are twice mentioned in the Book of the Dead chapter 17. (..) This book is a comprehensive study of the ‘Children of Weakness’ myth and the scene depicting the cat, cutting off the head of the serpent under the branches of the išd-tree found on the number of Book of the Dead chapter 17 vignettes. " * Olaf E. Kaper (ed.), Koninginnen van de Nijl. Macht en schoonheid in het Nieuwe Rijk (1539-1077 v.Chr.). Leiden: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, 2016. 152 pp.. Paper, ISBN 978-90-8890-399-1, EUR 19.95. e-boek (pdf), ISBN 978-90-8890-402-8, EUR 9.95. NB: may also be read online for free! URL Book with 24 Dutch articles relating to the "Queens of the Nile" exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden (18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017). * Olaf E. Kaper, with contributions by Maarten J. Raven and Ben J.J. Haring. Koninginnen van de Nijl in vertaling. De oude Egyptenaren aan het woord. Sidestone Press, 2016. 51 pp. Paper, Pb, ISBN 978-90-8890-429-5, EUR 9.95. e-book (pdf), ISBN 978-90-8890-430-1, EUR 9.95. NB: may also be read online for free! URL Booklet with Dutch translations of the texts on the objects featuring in the "Queens of the Nile" exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden (18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017). * Susanne Beck, Burkhard Backes, I-Ting Liao, Henrike Simon, Alexandra Verbovsek (eds.), Gebauter Raum: Architektur – Landschaft – Mensch. Beiträge des fünften MünchnerArbeitskreises Junge Aegyptologie (MAJA 5), 12.12. bis 14.12.2014. (Göttinger Orientforschungen. IV. Reihe: Ägypten 62.) Harrassowitz Verlag, 2016. Pb, 224 pp. ISBN 978-3-447-10632-0 / E-Book: ISBN 978-3-447-19536-2. EUR 54,–. TOC at URL "Der Band (..) umfasst 13 Beiträge internationaler Referenten, die im Rahmen der fünften Tagung des „Münchner Arbeitskreises Junge Aegyptologie“ (MAJA) im Dezember 2014 vorgestellt und diskutiert wurden. Die Teilnehmer waren dazu eingeladen, zur Gestaltung von Räumen, der Modifizierung von Landschaften und der Bedeutung des Menschen innerhalb dieser Prozesse Stellung zu nehmen. Es sollte insbesondere das Spannungsfeld zwischen Kontextualisierung, Interpretation und Rekonstruktion von Befunden behandelt werden. Im vorliegenden Band präsentieren überwiegend jungen Autoren innovative Ideen und Ansätze zur Landschaftsarchäologie, zur Architektur, aber auch zu Texten, welche die Korrelation von „Raum“, „Landschaft“ und „Mensch“ thematisieren, sowie zu Bildprogrammen in spezifischen räumlichen Kontexten. (..)" * Agnieszka Wojciechowska, From Amyrtaeus to Ptolemy. Egypt in the Fourth century B.C. (Philippika 97.) Harrassowitz Verlag, 2016. Pn, 172 pp. ISBN 978-3-447-10655-9 / E-Book: ISBN 978-3-447-19534-8. EUR 48,–. TOC at URL "This book covers the history of Egypt between 404 BC and 305 BC. (..) In its reconstruction of the history of Egypt this book attempts to go beyond accounts of classical authors, making use of Greek and Egyptian inscriptions, coins, papyri and archaeological evidence. (..)" * Yvonne Vosmann, Ägyptenrezeption im Mumienfilm. The Mummy 1932 und Remakes. (Philippika 96.) Harrassowitz Verlag, 2016. Pb, 144 pp. ISBN 978-3-447-10654-2. EUR 34,– . TOC at URL "(..) Yvonne Vosmann verknüpft in ihrer Untersuchung die Kommunikationsleistung des filmischen Mediums mit dessen Speicherfunktion im Sinne des „kulturellen Gedächtnisses“ und entwickelt daraus die These einer „medial aufgeladenen Narration“ des Mumientopos im Horrorgenre. Ihre Überprüfung anhand der vier Filme erfolgt mittels Filmanalyse, die die jeweils inhaltlich-ästhetische und formal-technische Umsetzung des Mumientopos nachzeichnet. (..)" --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- * Ursula Verhoeven (ed.), Ägyptologische „Binsen“-Weisheiten I–II. Neue Forschungen und Methoden der Hieratistik. Akten zweier Tagungen in Mainz im April 2011 und März 2013. Mainz, 2015 [free PDF-file, 76 MB] URL Proceedings (17 papers) of two seminars - "Neue Impulse für die Wissenschaft der hieratischen Handschrift" and "Von Früh bis Spät: Hieratisch Phasen, Formen und Funktionen der altägyptischen Handschrift". --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- [Submitted by Tom Stableford] * Addition to the web page 'Translation of Georg Möller's works on Hieratic': -- Excerpts from The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant, Section B: columns 51-68 URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- * Book review (in Dutch) of: Olaf E. Kaper (ed.), Koninginnen van de Nijl. Macht en schoonheid in het Nieuwe Rijk (1539-1077 v.Chr.). Leiden: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, 2016. 152 pp., ISBN 978-90-8890-399-1. EUR 19.95. e-boek (pdf) ISBN 978-90-8890-402-8 URL +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list.] * The DFG Research Training Group 1878 (RTG) of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn on the topic of “Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies” invites applications for two positions of Graduate Fellowship leading to a Ph.D. and one Doctoral Scholarship at the University of Bonn to begin on April 1st, 2017. (..) Applications are welcome in all subjects of the Research Training Group in Bonn. Applications for the fields of Egyptology, Historical Geography and Islamic Archaeology are particularly desirable. (..) Closing date for applications: December 18th, 2016 URL * (&) The British Museum has an opportunity for a Project Curator (Ceramics) to support the Amara West Research Project, with specific responsibility for documenting, analysing researching and publishing ceramic assemblages from the site. (..) Closing date: 25th November 2016. URL * (&) The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology at Brown University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Egyptology or Assyriology (including the material culture of Egypt or Mesopotamia), or the history of the exact sciences in antiquity. (..) The successful candidate will be appointed for one year beginning on 1 July 2017, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year (July 1,2018- June 30,19). (..) Applications for the 2017-18 appointment are due before January 16,2017. (..) URL * (&) 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 * (&) University of Oxford - Faculty of Oriental Studies: Wainwright Early Career Fellow in Near-Eastern Archaeology (2 posts) (..) The Early Career Fellows will carry out research into the non-classical archaeology of any country or countries of Northern Africa and the Near East (from Morocco to Afghanistan). (..) You will have been awarded, or close to the award of, a doctorate, and will be required to present a proposal for research and publication focused on research into the non-classical archaeology (not literary nor philological studies) of any country or countries of Northern Africa and the Near East. (..) Two positions are available for a fixed-term period of 6 months. The closing date for applications is 28 October 2016. URL * (&) Missouri State University is seeking to hire a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the History of the Ancient Near East and/or Mediterranean World excluding Rome. (..) Successful candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach upper-division courses broadly in their specialty including Greece, the Near East and/or Egypt. Deadline: 14 October 2016. Full info: URL URL * (&) The Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology Department (SAPE) of the American University in Cairo is seeking a specialist in Coptic Studies (Coptology). Candidates must be able to teach the Coptic language and must also offer at least one other specialty from among the following: Coptic monasticism, Coptic archaeology, Coptic art and architecture, Late Antique Egypt. The candidate will teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. (..) Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2016. URL ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society invites applications for grants to support fieldwork and research in Egypt. The total value of the funds available will be in the region of £40,000; the maximum that any single project will be allocated is £20,000. The closing date for applications is Saturday 31 December 2016. (..) Applicants should be members of the Society (...). Applications should normally be submitted by the proposed Field Director (..). URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society invites applications for grants from its Centenary Fund. The total value of the Award will be in the region of £5,000. This sum will be divided among several projects, and the maximum any single project will be allocated is unlikely to exceed £2,500. The Centenary Awards are intended to encourage early-career Egyptologists: applicants must be current postgraduate students or within five years of having been awarded their degree. The closing date for applications is Saturday 31 December 2016. (..) Applicants need not be members of the EES. (..) URL * (&) The Richard H. Wilkinson Research Fellowship The Fellowship supports Egyptological and archaeological research in the area of ancient Thebes or elsewhere in Upper Egypt. (..) Applications are due November 15th, 2016 for awards in 2017. URL * (&) Bourses doctorales et postdoctorales attribuées par l’IFAO. (..) Les demandes doivent être déposées avant le 25 mai pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er janvier et le 30 juin et avant le 20 novembre pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er septembre et le 22 décembre. URL --AWARDS & CONTESTS-- * (&) Die Stiftung für Ägyptologie zur Erforschung der ägyptischen Rechtsgeschichte schreibt im Jahr 2016 erneut einen Wettbewerb aus. Ziel der Stiftung ist die Fortführung der Forschungsarbeit des Stifters Prof. Dr. Schafik Allam im Bereich der rechtshistorischen Forschung in der Ägyptologie. Schwerpunkt der Stiftungsförderung ist die Erforschung von Urkunden in ägyptischer Sprache und Schrift (Hieroglyphisch, Hieratisch, Kursivhieratisch, Demotisch und Koptisch). (..) Für ein schriftliches Werk wird dieses Jahr ein Preisgeld von 2.000,00 € ausgelobt. Teilnehmen kann, wer eine schriftliche Arbeit im oben erwähnten Forschungsbereich in deutscher, englischer oder französischer Sprache verfasst hat und nicht über eine unbefristete Anstellung im Fachbereich Ägyptologie oder einem entsprechenden Institut verfügt. Angenommen werden Dissertationen, Magisterarbeiten, Masterarbeiten und Aufsätze. Eine Publikation ist nicht Voraussetzung. Einreichungsfrist ist der 31.06.2017. Später eingereichte Arbeiten bleiben unberücksichtigt. Die Veröffentlichung darf bei Einreichung nicht älter als ein Jahr sein. Unveröffentlichte Arbeiten unterliegen nicht dieser Frist. Bewerber schicken die Arbeiten bitte per pdf an: email (#) --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society announces the following courses "Museums Management and Operation" 5-26 November 2016, EES Cairo Office URL * (&) A 16 week Intensive Advanced Middle Egyptian Grammar course will be held at the Oriental Institute, Chicago, beginning in January 2017. It's a hybrid course and can be taken onsite, online, or a combination of both. Registration Deadline: January 2, 2017. URL * (&) 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 * (&) Curso de Egiptología 2016-2017 de la Asociación Española de Egiptología: “Creencias y sabiduría en el Antiguo Egipto” Museo de San Isidro-Los Orígenes de Madrid. Plaza de San Andrés, nº 2, Madrid Viernes, del 7 de octubre de 2016 a 21 de abril de 2017, 19 h. Colaboran: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Museo de San Isidro-Los Orígenes de Madrid y el Templo de Debod URL * (&) Giulio Magli would like to inform you that on the "Open Knowledge" platform of the Politecnico of Milan the MOOC (massive open online course) entitled "Archaeoastronomy: the science of stars and stones" is now avaliable. The course is and will always be 100% free of charge and the lessons are avaliable at any time. It is based on "weeks" made up of short lessons (less than 10 minutes each). The level is undergraduate. Of course Egypt has a key role and an entire "week" is devoted to it. I hope that you will find it useful for your teaching acitivities and that it may contribute to spread a correct approach to this discipline in the general public. To see the promo and access the course: URL * (&) "BLUE: a symposium exploring aspects of life in ancient Egypt" URL Egypt seen through the theme of the colour blue. A selection of 12 lectures presented in a symposium style, by Dr Joyce Tyldesley, Dr Steven Snape, Prof. Paul Nicholson, Dr Glenn Godenho, and Dr Campbell Price. FREE - 3 hour videos. * (&) HieroEducation - offering online Egyptology courses: URL "(..) We’re offering an Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs to begin with, and will be expanding our portfolio of courses from there. (..) The courses are entirely online, and are based around live classes where you can discuss what you’ve learned with your course tutor, and video lectures and other teaching materials (downloadable resources, quizzes and challenges and more) which you can access anytime you like. (..)" Tutor: Dr Joanna Kyffin * (&) A series of free, on-line classes in Egyptology are being offered by U. Manchester: URL --TRIPS & TOURS-- [Only tours organized by non-profit Egyptological organisations (notably if the proceeds go to public education or site excavation/conservation) will be listed here.] * (&) Friends of the Petrie Museum in Egypt 2016 2 – 12 October 2016 Accompanied by Lucia Gahlin, with guest speakers joining in Egypt. Including a visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo (now that photography is allowed), a 2-day visit to all the open parts of Saqqara, including the most recently opened tomb of Tutankhamun’s wetnurse Maia, then to the sites in Middle Egypt, including a comprehensive 2-day tour of Amarna, and ‘special openings’ of the closed sites of Deir el-Bersha and Antinoopolis. This tour is open to non Friends of the Petrie Museum as well. Anyone joining this tour would be supporting the New Hermopolis Project and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. URL --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * TBA +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- 3sat, November 26, 2016, 22:30-23:15 "Jahrhundertprojekt Museumsinsel: Der Mann, der Nofretete verschenkte - James Simon, der vergessene Mäzen" -- 3sat, November 27, 2016, 11:00-11:45 "Nofretete und das Geheimnis von Amarna" -- 3sat, November 27, 2016, 11:45-12:30 "Eine Ruine wird zum Juwel - Das Neue Museum" -- Phoenix, November 28, 2016, 06:00-06:45 "Snofru - König der Pyramiden" -- Phoenix, November 28, 2016, 06:45-07:30 "Echnaton - Rebell auf dem Pharaonenthron" -- Arte, December 1, 2016, 09:25-10:57 "Ägypten: Geburt einer Großmacht" -- Arte, December 2, 2016, 09:25-10:57 "Ägypten - Sehnsucht nach Unsterblichkeit" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --SOFTWARE & APPS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- * TBA * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --MUSIC & THEATRE-- [Next two items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Ancient Egypt comes to life when opera Aida visits Dartford" URL "Aida, one of Ellen Kent’s operas [i.e. her interpretation of the classic Verdi opera], returns in Autumn 2016 to Dartford with a traditional production. In Aida, the splendour of Egypt is set against the grandeur of the Coliseum of Rome with Ellen Kent’s direction influenced by the ancient Greek dramas of Euripides and symbolising the religious hold of the priests of Egypt. (..) Aida is coming to The Orchart Theatre on November 27." * Press report: "Preview: Antony & Cleopatra" URL "(..) Alex and Caitlin have gone whole-hog with the 80s theme in their production of the 17th-century tragedy. Rome is, in a sense, midtown New York: fat-cat, supply-side, and conformist – the 80s as the decade of Reagan and Thatcher. Egypt seems somewhere further downtown: camp, sensuous, wracked by crisis. The play will be staged at Pembroke New Cellars, where extensive use of music, lights, and projection will amplify the pop-culture motifs. (..) The Pembroke Players’ Antony & Cleopatra will be playing in Pembroke New Cellars, 22nd – 26th November." -- A review: URL +++ (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: ..., 2015; 6:00 p.m. place: Unitarian Church of All Souls (Sanctuary) 1157 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10075 (URL) costs: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at email c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * "Clearly Valuable: What Glass at the Ancient Site of Karanis Reveals about Roman Egypt", by Dr. Angela Susak Pitzer date: Monday, August 1, 2016; 7:30 p.m. place: Room 238, Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon costs: free and open to the public info: mailto d) Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU 15 East 84th Street New York, NY * TBA date: .., 2014; 06:00 PM info: URL e) ARCE/Chicago Chapter URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 5:00pm place: LaSalle Bank Room, the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago costs: free and open to the public info: tel. 773-702-1062. f) 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) ARCE/ Northwest Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm - 8:30pm place: Gowen Hall 201, University of Washington, Seattle costs: free and open to the public info: URL URL h) ARCE/Northern Texas Chapter URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start place: Fondren Science Building, Room 123, at the Southern Methodist University campus, 3125 Daniel, Dallas, Texas. costs: free to visitors and members (donations at the door welcome) info: email i) ARCE/New Orleans Area Interest Group (ARCE-NOLA) * TBA date: ..., 2015; 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. place: 305 Dinwiddie Hall, Tulane University (New Orleans, US) info: email; URL j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * TBA date: ...., 2016; 3:00 PM place: Room 20, Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley costs: no charge, but donations are very welcome. info: email k) ARCE/Washington DC Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 p.m place: Benjamin T. Rome Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC cost: $5.00/person info: URL l) Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Overland Park, KS * "Unlocking the Great Pyramid: Khufu Revealed", by Jean-Pierre Houdin date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016; 7 pm place: the Carlsen Center's Polsky Theatre, JCCC info: URL * "Unlocking the Great Pyramid: Khufu Reborn," by Jean-Pierre Houdin date: Thursday, April 28, 2016; 1 p.m. place: the Hudson Auditorium, located in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, JCCC info: URL m) Center for Ancient Studies, New York University * The 2016 Rose-Marie Lewent Conference: "New Yorkers in the Land of The Pharaohs: Fieldwork in Egypt by New York Institutions” The conference will showcase the fieldwork of three New York institutions in Egypt: NYU, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. Speakers from these institutions will present their current research in Egypt, along with their thoughts on the history and future of fieldwork there. date: March 31, 2016 - April 1, 2016 place: NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East (enter at 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place [wheelchair accessible]). costs: free and open to the public. info: URL info: program at URL info: email n) ARCE/New England Chapter * "Child in the Nest:" Children in Ancient Egyptian Religion & Rituals", by Kasia Szpakowska (Swansea University, Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project) date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016; 6:00 PM place: Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Building, Room 224, 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 info: email * "Different Ethnicities in Avaris (Tell el-Daba) from the Late Middle Kingdom, the Hyksos Period until the Beginning of the New Kingdom", by Prof. Manfred Bietak (Principle Investigator, The Hyksos Enigma Project, Editor in Chief, Egypt and the Levant) date: Thursday, October 6, 2016; 6:00 PM place: Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Building, Room 224, 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 info: email o) ARCE / Tennessee Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 p.m. place: View Room (350), University Center, University of Memphis costs: free, and open to the public. info: email p) American Research Center in Egypt / Orange Country Chapter URL * TBA date: ..., 2015; 10:00am - 3:30pm PDT place: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 costs: $25 for Non-Members, $15 for ARCE, EEO, Bowers Members & Students info: email info: URL q) ARCE / Arizona Chapter website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5:30 p.m. place: University of Arizona Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd. Tucson, Arizona costs: free and open to all info: URL URL r) Yale University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations * “Animal Classification in Ancient Near Eastern Scripts: Between Hieroglyphs and Cuneiform”, by Prof. Orly Goldwasser (Hebrew University) date: October 10th, 2016; 5 p.m. place: Hall of Graduate Studies, room 211 cost: free and open to the public. info: email s) Yale Egyptological Institute and NELC Department at Yale University * Conference: "Ritual Landscape and Performance" The first day is dedicated to the field of Egyptology and Coptic Studies, the second day to ancient and modern Mesopotamia, the ancient Near East, ancient Greece, Meso-America, and ancient China. date: September 23-24, 2016 place: Yale University, Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 211, 320 York Street, New Haven CT, 06511 USA. costs: free and open to the public; please RSVP to email info: final program and abstracts at URL t) Warren County Public Library * Lecture TBA, by Dr Zahi Hawass place: Sloan Convention Center, 1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY 42103 date: Thursday, August 18, 2016; 6 p.m. costs: free and open to the public; registering required info: URL u) Legion of Honor, San Francisco Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 * "Mummies of the Vatican: Genuine or Fake", by Dr. Alessia Amenta (Curator, Department of Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities, Vatican Museums) date: October 22, 2016; 10:00 am - 11:30 am place: Florence Gould Theater, 100 34th Ave. (Lincoln Park), San Francisco CA 94121 costs: free and open to the public after general admission. info: URL info: email * "The Inhabitants of the Netherworld: Tracking Demons in Ancient Egyptian Mortuary Papyri and Coffins", by Dr. Rita Lucarelli (Assistant Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley) Lecture in memory of Dr. Rolf Scherman. date: November 5, 2016; 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm place: Florence Gould Theater, 100 34th Ave. (Lincoln Park), San Francisco CA 94121 costs: free and open to the public after general admission. info: URL info: email v) Save Nubia Project (SNP) * SNP Seminar: "Classical African Pyramid Builders in Sudan & Egypt" date: Saturday October 29, 2016; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT place: John & Jean Knox Center, Contra Costa College, 2600 Mission Bell Drive, San Pablo, CA 94806 info: URL --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: .., 2015; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2014; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: email URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * Annual Egyptological colloquium: "Statues in contexts: production, meaning and (re)uses" This two-day colloquium will look at how and why Egyptian statues were originally displayed or kept invisible, transported, transformed or buried, with recent research and discoveries providing significant new insights. The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology 2016 will be given by Christian E. Loeben (13 July 2016; 18.00). date: 13-14 July 2016 place: BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum costs: tickets £50; members/concessions £35 info: URL info: the programme is now up at URL info: the abstracts are now up at URL b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * TBA date: ... 2016; 18:30 place: Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building UCL, opposite UCL main gates, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT info: email URL * TBA date: ..., 2016; 18:30 place: Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building UCL, opposite UCL main gates, Gower St, London WC1E 6BT info: URL c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * EES London Study Day: "History and Ritual at Abydos" date: 15 October 2016; 9:30 am - 7:00 pm place: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG costs: members £28.00 (student members £19.00), non-members) £33.00 (student non-members £23.00) info: URL * TBA date: ... 2015 place: The Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG info: programme at URL * TBA date: ..... 2014; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm place: EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG costs: members GBP 10 (students GBP 5), non-members GBP 12 (students GBP 6) info: URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * "It's in there! What CT scans can tell us about a mummy", by Dr Robert Loynes (University of Manchester) date: 26 April 2016; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 * University of Bristol Amelia Edwards Memorial Lecture: "Pharaohs, princesses, priests, and robbers: recent research in the Valley of the Kings", by Prof. Susanne Bickel (University of Basel) date: 5 May 2016; 18:00 place: Priory Road Lecture Theatre, 12 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU costs: free for members, £2.00 for non-members. info: URL * "Exodus – Myth or History?", by David Rohl date: 14 June 2016; 18:45 place: Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, BS8 1SS e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * "Reflections on the Nile: some results from the Theban Harbours & Waterscapes Survey", by Dr Kris Strutt date: 18th June 2016; 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm start place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: members £3.00, non-members £6.00 info: email * Study Day: "The Temples of Thebes", with Aidan Dodson date: Saturday 16th July 2016; 9.30am – 4.30pm place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: £20 for members and £25 non-members; for booking, contact email info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Wales, Swansea * "Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed", by Lidija McKnight date: Wednesday 9th November 2016; 7.00pm place: 'Fulton House 2' Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, £3.00 non-members info: phone 01792 295960 g) Manchester Egyptology Society * TBA date: .. 2016; 7.45 pm place: Pendulum Hotel, Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB info: URL h) Birmingham Egyptology * 3rd Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Ancient Egypt: Looking Out and Looking In" date: 19th February 2016 place: Garfield Weston Room of the ERI Building, University of Birmingham info: URL info: the full programme and abstracts are at URL i) Kemet Klub * TBA date: ... 2015; 10:00-16:30 place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR costs: £31.67 info: booking with email j) TBA * 1st International Conference on Birds in Ancient Egypt date: postponed [was: 3 - 6 April 2017] place: TBA, Swansea info: email k) The British Association of Near Eastern Archaeologists URL * BANEA Conference 2017: "Grand Challenges and Blue Skies in the Study of the Ancient Near East" Deadline for sessions/workshops propolas is 15 September 2016; deadline for individual paper abstracts is 31 October 2016. date: 4-6 January 2017 place: University of Glasgow info: URL info: email ---BANEA South-East/The London Centre for the Ancient Near East--- URL * TBA date: .., 2014: 18.00 place: Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, London WC1. info: email l) Essex Egyptology Group * TBA date: ..., 2014; 3pm place: Spring Lodge Community Centre, Witham, Essex info: email m) Leicestershire Ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 1:30 for a 2pm start place: Lord Mayors Room, New Walk Museum, Leicester info: email n) Bloomsbury Summer School * Study Day: "Ancient Records, Ancient Lives? The History of Ancient Egypt from the Time of the Great Pyramid to the Ending of the Middle Kingdom", by Dr John Romer date: Saturday, 10th December 2016; 10.00 am - 5.30 pm place: Cruciform Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT costs: tickets £40 info: URL o) Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge * Seminar: "The Coffin Workshop" date: 4-6 April 2016 place: Fitzwilliam Museum * Conference: "Ancient Egyptian Coffins, past - present - future" Abstracts of papers are invited before 11 December 2015. date: 7–9 April 2016 place: Judge Business School, University of Cambridge info: email info: URL p) - 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 * Conference: "Looking to the Future: Engagements in Archaeology – Egypt and the Near East" date: 28 - 30 October 2016 place: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH info: the provisional conference schedule is now up at URL NB: poster submissions are still being accepted. s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 12:45pm place: Room 301, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ costs: £5 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2015; 19:30 - 21:00 place: New King's 10, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3FX costs: free info: mail info: URL * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) info: URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JBA costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) * TBA. date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) u) Birmingham Egyptology * 4th Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Digging into Ancient Egypt" Abstracts of papers are invited before 28th November 2016. date: Friday 17th February 2017 place: University of Birmingham, UK info: email info: URL v) The Department of Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Sciences Bournemouth University Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB * Conference: "Contextualising the Dead" date: 16-18 December 2016 A cross disciplinary conference examining the role of the dead in society (past and present). The conference is targetted towards researchers whom are working on mortuary practices, beliefs and associated remains, monumentality and landscapes to facilitate wider scholarly debate on their work. Specialities encompassed, but not limited to, are human evolution, landscape archaeology, field archaeology, bioarchaeology, sociology, ethnology, ethnohistory and history. The deadline for submission of session proposals is the 1st May 2016. info: URL w) British Science Festival (Swansea University, Wales) * "The Imaginal Realm of Ancient Egyptian Supernatural Beings” by Dr. Kasia Szpakowska and Amber Furmage (includes visit to the Egypt Centre, handling session, and launch of online catalogue of Ancient Egyptian supernatural beings for the public.) date: September 6, 2016; 1:00 PM place: Fulton House, room West, Swansea University, Wales, UK costs: free, but registration is required info: URL x) Durham University * Sudan Studies Postgraduate Conference Interdisciplinary conference for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers with a focus on Sudan and South Sudan (ancient and modern). Abstracts of papers are invited before 31st January 2017. date: Saturday, 13th May 2017 place: Dawson Building, Department of Archaeology, Durham University info: email --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * Veenhof-lezing: "Pioneering photography in Egypt and Mesopotamia in John Alfred Spranger’s 1929-1936 photo reportages", by Stefano Anastasio date: 25 November 2016; 20.00-21.00 place: Taffeh-zaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden costs: please register via URL info: URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 15:00 place: Leemanszaal, National Museum of Antiquities (RMO), Rapenburg 28, Leiden. info: email b) Theban Mountains Foundation * Seminar "Deir el Medina" date: Saturday 3th September, 2016; 10:00 -17:30 place: Lipsius, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden costs: EUR 35 (students EUR 5) info: programme at URL c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * Symposium: "Koninginnen van de Nijl" date: 6 March 2017; 12.30 - 17.00 uur info: URL e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, & Freie Universität Berlin, Ägyptologisches Seminar, & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Archäologie, & Excellence Cluster Topoi * Symposium: "Die klassisch-ägyptische Sprache im Schnittpunkt von Philologie und Linguistik" Ein akademisches Symposium für Wolfgang Schenkel. With the Erman-Vorlesung 2016 by Pascal Vernus ("The study of the Middle Egyptian language after the era of the "école de Berlin""). date: 19-21 October 2016 place: several venues in Berlin info: URL poster [PDF] at URL programme [PDF] at URL b) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim * International Conference on Comparative Mummy Studies date: 7-9 April 2016 costs: EUR 60 (students EUR 30); registration before March 31, 2016 info: conference programme at URL c) Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14, D-37073 Göttingen * 49. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz (SÄK) 2017: "Steininschrift und Bibelwort' - Religiöse Texte aus Ägypten in ihrem kulturellen Umfeld" date: 14-16 July 2017 info: URL info: email d) Freundeskreis Ägyptologie e.V.: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:30 place: Philosophicum, Hörsaal P 1, Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz e) Hochschule Wismar, Department of Art History * Congress: "Modelle im Alten Ägypten / Models in Ancient Egypt. Objects of Ancient Knowledge" date: 1-3 December 2016 place: Museum August Kestner, Trammplatz 3, Hannover costs: free info: email f) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA date: ..., 2014, 6:30 pm place: Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, room: 121 g) - h) Institut für Ägyptologie und Altorientalistik Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, D 55099 Mainz * TBA i) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:30 costs: EUR 2,50 / 2; Mitglieder des Fördervereins have free entry. info: URL j) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA k) Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie Universität zu Köln Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Köln * TBA l) Uschebtie e.V. Der Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Seminars für Ägyptologie der Universität Köln URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 19:30 Uhr place: Hörsaalgebaäude, Hörsaal D, Universität Köln info: email m) - n) Förderverein für Ägyptologie und Koptische Studien e.V. Hiddestorfer Str. 3, 30952 Ronnenberg URL * TBA o) Excellence Cluster TOPOI Humboldt University Berlin * Conference: "'Scholars, Priests and Temples - Babylonian and Egyptian Science in Context'" The conference will bring together specialists in Late Babylonian, Late Egyptian and Egyptian Graeco-Roman science as well as experts in the temple institutions and the social and institutional contexts in which scholarship was practiced. date: 12-14 May 2016 place: Topoi Building Mitte, Room 1.03, Hannoversche Straße 6, 10099 Berlin info: programme at URL p) Ägyptisches Museum "Georg Steindorff" der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig * TBA date: ... 2015; 18:15 place: Hörsaal 8, Hörsaalgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, Leipzig info: email --VATICAN CITY-- a) The Egyptian Department and the Diagnostic Laboratory for Conservation and Restoration of the Musei Vaticani * Second Vatican Coffin Conference date: 6-9 June 2017 place: Musei Vaticani costs: EUR 100; registration before 10 February 2017. info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL --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 * Cleveringa-seminar: "Informal requests for support and mediation (on paper and/or papyrus) in Egypt (from Roman times until the Ottoman era)". Several speakers, With the yearly Cleveringa-lecture by Prof. Petra Sijpesteijn (Leiden University). date: November 27, 2016; 9 AM - 4 PM. costs: for a personal invitation, please write to email (Subject: "Cleveringa-seminar") info: URL b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * "Memphis, ancient Egypt’s premier city", by Dr David Jeffreys and Dr Freya Sadarangani date: Saturday 3th December 2016; 6:00 pm place: Garden Room, British Council, 192 Sharia El-Nil, Agouza-Cairo. info: URL * 5th Delta Survey Workshop Abstracts of papers invited before 1st December 2016. date: Thursday 6th and Friday 7th April 2017 place: Bibliotheca Alexandrina. info: email info: URL c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * TBA date: ... 2015; 18h00 info: URL d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2015; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) The t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology * TBA date: ... 2015; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * "Dreams in ancient Egypt [lecture in Arabic]", by Hend Salah ELDin. date: Monday, November 7, 2016; 6:30 pm place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, Ministry of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek costs: free and open to all info: email g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek URL * "Banishing the Evil at the Gate. The Temple Building as a Ritual Device in Ancient Egypt", by Dr. Holger Kockelmann date: Tuesday, 18th of October 2016; 6 p.m. info: RSVP at email h) Writing and Scripts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina 21526 El Chatby, Alexandria * TBA date: ... 2014; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2014; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email j) Graduate Annual Research Discussions on Egypt and Nubia (GARDEN) * Conference: GARDEN IV Young researchers (MA and beginning to mid-completion PhD students) are invited to submit abstracts of papers before January 15th, 2017. date: February 25th, 2017 place: German Archaeological Institute in Cairo info: email k) Science of Ancient Egyptian Materials and Techologies (SAEMT) * First International Conference on the Science of Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technologies Deadline for abstracts of papers is 15 January 2017 [was: 20 November 2016]. date: 4-6 November 2017 place: El Manial Palace, Cairo info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL l) South Asasif Conservation Project * Conference: "Thebes in the first millenium B.C." date: September 25–29, 2016 place: Mummification Museum, Luxor info: URL info: programme at URL m) Research Centre in Cairo Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw 11 Mahalla st., Cairo –Heliopolis, Egypt * TBA date: ... 2016; 6 p.m. place: Research Centre in Cairo, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW, 11 Mahalla St., Cairo - Heliopolis info: email --ITALY-- a) L'Università degli Studi di Milano Dipartimento di Studi letterari, filologici e linguistici * "7th Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology Conference" Deadline for abstracts submission is February 28, 2017. date: July 3-7 [was: May 8-12], 2017 place: Università degli Studi di Milano, Sala Napoleonica, Via S. Antonio, 12, Milano 20122 info: email b) World Congress on Mummy Studies * The 10th World Congress on Mummy Studies date: TBA, 2020 place: TBA, Bolzano, Italy info: source - URL c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2014; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) Current Research in Egyptology * CRE 2017 Abstracts of papers are invited before 2 Deccember 2016. date: 3-6th May 2017 place: Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale", Palazzo du Mesnil, Napoli info: first Call for Papers at URL info: URL info: email --FRANCE-- a) Rencontres Egyptologiques de Strasbourg website * TBA date: ... 2014; 18h45 place: Maison des Associations, 1A place des Orphelins 67000 Strasbourg costs: non-members EUR 6 (students EUR 3) info: email b) l'Association Égyptologique du Gard URL * TBA date: ...2014; 20:00 place: Centre Pablo Néruda, 30000 Nîmes costs: free c) Association d'Egyptologie ISIS * TBA date: ... 2015; 14 h 30 place: Auditorium du Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, 12, rue Voltaire, Nantes costs: open to all; adults EUR 12, students EUR 5 info: URL d) Project “Momies Animales et Humaines EgyptienneS” (MAHES) * 1st International Symposium on Animals in Ancient Egypt (ISAAE 2016) Abstracts of papers and posters are invited before 10 January 2016. date: June 1-3, 2016 place: Musée des Confluences, Lyon info: URL info: programme with abstracts of papers at URL e) Bibliothèque nationale de France * Cycle: "Archéologie en Egypte: de la fouille à l'écriture de l'Histoire" en partenariat avec l'Université Paris Sorbonne Lecture 4: Claire Somaglino - "Sur la route du cuivre et de la turquoise: le site d'Ayn Sokhna dans le golfe de Suez" date: wednesday, 30 March 2016; 6:30 PM place: quai François Mauriac 75013 Paris costs: free and open to the public (please book by calling 01 53 79 49 49 or e-mailing to visites@bnf.fr) info: URL f) Musée du Louvre 75058 Paris * "24h avec... Champollion" Series of lectures, workshops, films, and concerts surrounding the life and work of Jean-François Champollion. date: 18-19 June 2016 place: l’auditorium du Louvre info: programme at URL --PORTUGAL-- a) Gate of the Priests Project & Center of Classical and Humanistic Studies of the University of Coimbra & Center of History of the University of Lisbon * Colloquium: "Bab el-Gasus in Context: Egyptian Funerary Culture during the 21st Dynasty" Abstracts of papers are invited before April 30, 2016. date: September 19-20, 2016 place: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Av. de Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisboa info: email info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL info: programme [download link at end of page] at URL b) Universidade Nova de Lisboa * VIIIth European Conference of Egyptologists (CECE 8): "Egypt 2017: Perspectives of Research" date: June 26, 2017 - July 1, 2017 place: Lisbon info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL and URL --BELGIUM-- a) - b) Department of Egyptology of the University of Liège * "Les carrières d'albâtre égyptien à Hatnoub : nouveaux textes issus d'un ancien site", by Roland Enmarch (University of Liverpool) date: May 31st, 2016; 18:00 place: Salle Lumière, l'Université de Liège, Place du XX août, 7 (Bât. A1), 4000 Liège info: URL c) Nederlands-Vlaamse Egyptologendag * 44e Vlaams-Nederlandse Egyptologendag 2016 date: 5 November 2016; 10:30-17:30 place: Justus Lipsiuszaal, Faculteit Letteren, KU Leuven, Blijde Inkomststraat 21, Leuven info: URL info: email info: final programme at URL --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA b) Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba Doctor Esquerdo, 16 - 6º derecha, Madrid 28028 * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:00 place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Pso. habana, 40), Madrid costs: free, but reservation is advisable info: URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) Monash University * Fourth Australasian Egyptology Conference Abstracts must be submitted before 30 June 2016. date: 16–18 September, 2016 place: Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 900 Dandenong Road Caulfield East, Victoria 3145 info: URL b) Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre * "Pyramids, Mummies and Cleopatra: Recent Discoveries", by Dr Zahi Hawass date: 5 October 2016; 7:00pm place: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Riverside Theatre, Perth WA 6000 info: URL --DENMARK-- a) - --SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ...; 18:30 place: Hörsaal KO2 F 150, Universität Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich costs: open for members, students, and the general public. info: email --GREECE-- a) Hellenic Institute of Egyptology * Conference: "Environment & Religion in Ancient & Coptic Egypt: Sensing the Cosmos through the Eyes of the Divine" Egyptological conference held in memoriam of Prof. Dr Mosalam Shaltout (1946-2015). Abstracts of papers are invited before the end of April 2016. date: 1 - 3 February 2017 place: The People’s University of Athens, Athens, Greece info: The final form of the 1st Circular may be found at URL info: email b) University of the Aegean Aegean Egyptology (AE) - Egyptological Research Group Department of Mediterranean Studies * Ex Oriente Lux II - Aegyptiaca Symposium The symposium focuses on the Egyptian and Near Eastern material from the archaic Greek sanctuaries and on the re-evaluation of the Egyptian cross-cultural interactivity with the Aegean world in the sphere of economy and religion. date: 15-17 December 2016 place: Rhodes info: URL --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * "Origins 6: Sixth International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt" Deadline for abstracts of papers is 28th of February 2016. date: 10-15 September 2017 place: Vienna info: URL info: 2nd Call for Papers at URL info: email b) Universität Wien Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät Institut für Ägyptologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, A-1190 Wien * 48. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz (SÄK) 2016: "Ägypten. Heute. Zur Zukunft der Vergangenheit" date: 15-17 July 2016 info: URL 1. Rundbrief, 21.10.2015: URL Anmeldeformular: URL info: "2. Rundbrief" and "2. Anmeldeformular" are now available at URL info: preliminary programme at URL c) Institut für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie (OREA) Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna * 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (10ICAANE) Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 June 2015. Egyptian Archaeology is among the focus themes. date: 25–29 April 2016 info: <10icaane@oeaw.ac.at> info: 1st circular at URL info: 3rd circular is now up at URL d) Egypt and Austria Society * Conference "Egypt and Austria XI: In Search of the Orient" Deadline for submission of abstracts is 1st of March 2016. place: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien date: 20 - 24 September 2016 info: email info: URL --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA --BRAZIL-- a) - --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts Czech Institute of Egyptology Celetná 20, CZ-110 00 Prague 1 tel.: +420 224491394, fax: +420 224491628 URL * TBA b) National Museum – Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures Betlémské námestí 1, CZ-11000 Prague 1 * 12th International Conference for Meroitic Studies Abstracts of papers are invited before December 31, 2015. date: 5-9 September, 2016. place: The National Museum, Vinohradská 1, 110 00 Praha 1 info: First Circular at URL --POLAND-- a) Current Research in Egyptology * CRE XVII 2016 Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 November 2015. date: 4-7 May 2016 place: Kraków info: first circular at URL info: email --PERU-- a) World Mummy Congress * 9th World Congress of Mummy Studies Proposals for panel sessions are invited before 15 September 2015, after which paper proposals will be invited until 15 December 2015. date: 27-30 July 2016 place: Lima, Peru info: email info: URL --SOUTH AFRICA-- a) The Egyptian Society of South Africa URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 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) Archbishop Alter Library Mount St. Joseph University, 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233-1671 URL * “Umi the mummy” date: August 2016 - TBA On display is an Egyptian child mummy (dating ca. A.D. 80-210), on loan from Cincinnati Museum Center, along with an exhibit with text panels and videos describing the scientific procedures used to analyze the mummy, and with replicas of the 20 amulets buried with the child (incl. descriptions of their meaning along with a visualization of their placement). info: URL URL c) Cranbrook Institute of Science? 39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801 URL * “Tutankhamun: Wonderful things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” date: February 3, 2017 - September 3, 2017 Travelling exhibition that features 124 replicas of items from Tutankhamun's tomb. It has been at many North- American venues since 1996, most recently at the Science Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke (June 14, 2014 - January 4, 2015) and the Grey Roots Museum and Archive, Owen Sound, ON (May 7, 2016 - October 3, 2016). info: URL Exhibition catalogue available at URL d) The Harvard Semitic Museum 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 URL * “Recreating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres” date: February 11, 2016 - ongoing Centerpiece is a reproduction of Hetepheres' chair. info: URL With photo gallery and video. e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" date: July 24, 2013 - longterm installation The exhibition explores the role of felines in everyday ancient Egyptian life, religion, mythology, and kingship. Among the ca. 30 objects are a gold-gilded statue of a Leonine Goddess from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, a large wooden statue of a cat, a selection of bronze and stone depictions of felines, and furniture and luxury items decorated with feline features. info: URL info: press reports at URL "(..) It will feature some 30 objects from the museum's permanent collection, like a gilded sculpture of a lion-headed goddess from between 770-412 BCE that has never been on public view before since it entered the museum's holdings in 1937. Other fine art felines on view will include a bronze sphinx sculpture of King Sheshenq from between 945-718 BCE, and an adorable-sounding cast bronze sculpture of a mother cat with four kittens nursing from ca. 666-30 BCE. (..)" With photo of a Greco-Roman cat statue. URL [For the statue of mother cat and kittens, see URL ] info: source - URL info: source - URL (PDF) info: press report at URL info: press reports at URL With large photo of the god Tutu as sphinx. URL (NY Times) With several photos of displays. info: press report at URL With photo of "Cat with Kittens" statue. info: press report at URL Interview with curator Yekaterina Barbash, and with some very nice photos of objects. info: press report at URL (FT) info: press report at URL info: English press report at URL f) Dallas Museum of Art 1717 North Harwood, Dallas TX 75201 URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: October 9, 2016 - January 8, 2017 The exhibition explores the role of felines in everyday ancient Egyptian life, religion, mythology, and kingship. Among the ca. 80 objects are a gold-gilded statue of a Leonine Goddess from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, a large wooden statue of a cat, a selection of bronze and stone depictions of felines, and furniture and luxury items decorated with feline features. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - ?), the Cincinnati Art Museum (June 18, 2016 - September 11, 2016), and the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Knoxville, TN (February 3, 2017 – April 3, 2017). info: URL info: English press report at URL With slide-show. info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With a slideshow. g) The Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 URL * “Pyramids & Sphinxes” date: February 6, 2016 - May 24, 2016 Exhibition of 19th century images (paintings and photos) of ancient Egyptian monuments. info: URL info: English press report at URL With some 19th c. and 20th c. photos of monuments. * “Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt” date: March 13, 2016 - June 12, 2016 Exhibition of ancient Egyptian objects on loan from the British Museum, supplemented by key works from the Cleveland collection. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "The current exhibition encompasses 157 works that trace 3,000 year of ancient Egyptian history and culture. The show is an expanded version of a traveling exhibition organized by the British Museum that toured England and Scotland in 2011-13. (..)" With a photo gallery (24 artefacts). URL With a video of a TV report about the opening. info: English press report at URL With a video of a TV report (view of displays). URL "(..) It includes more than 150 artworks and objects, ranging from jewelry to monumental sculpture, from the British Museum, as well as masterworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection. (...)" Description of the 10 thematic sections. URL Picture gallery (24 photos). URL Picture gallery (39 photos). URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL With a photo of one of the objects on display: "Seated statue of Pharaoh Seti II" info: English press report at URL info: English blog report, with review, at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL "The Cleveland Museum of Art is extending its hours of operation June 7-June 12 to offer visitors additional times to view Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt.(..)" URL URL URL Photo gallery (25 pics). h) Grand Rapids Public Museum 272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 URL * "Egypt: Be Curious" date: March 21, 2015 - TBA The exhibition includes artifacts donated by Grand Rapids-area residents that were collected from Egypt, including a mummy (Nakhte-Bastet-Iru), jewellery, funerary masks and statuettes. info: English press report at URL URL URL "(..) The museum's exhibition includes recent reconstructions of Nakhte-Bastet-Iru's skull and face to show what the well-to-do Egyptian woman would have looked like prior to her death in 800 BCE. (..)" With an 8 image slideshow. info: English press report at URL i) Oriental Institute Museum 1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637 * "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" date: August 28, 2014 - April 24, 2016 [was: ongoing] A revised exhibit of the original show "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" (August 20, 2013 - February 23, 2014), with photographic portraits, explores how cultural achievements of the ancient Middle East have created or contributed to much of modern life. info: URL j) Penn Museum 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 URL * “Magic in the Ancient World” date: April 16, 2016 – April 30, 2017 Exhibition of objects associated with magical practices in ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Egypt, from the Penn Museum’s own collections. info: URL info: URL "(..) featuring 81 artifacts from the Penn Museum’s collections. The exhibition explores some of the magical objects, words and rituals used in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. (..)" Examples of artfecats are provided, namely the Tutu Stela, a wedjat eye, a Book of the Dead papyrus, canopic jars, shabtis, an ivory wand, and erotic plaques. info: English press report at URL About a special event on Saturday, November 12. k) Bowers Museum 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706 URL * "Mystery from the Tomb: The Face beneath the Mask" date: December 8, 2015 - TBA This exhibition explores a hidden phenomenon right inside of an Egyptian mummy mask: the distinct impression of a human face. info: URL l) University Museum, San Francisco State University c/o Museum Studies Program, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 * Opening of the Global Museum (incl. reopening the Sutro Egyptian collection) date: Spring 2017 [was: Fall 2016; was: Spring 2016; was: Fall 2015] - ongoing info: URL URL info: press reports at URL "The Sutro Egyptian and Treganza collection will be moved as part of the University Museum’s relocation into the Fine Arts building next semester for specialized care and greater student accessibility. (..) The Museum Studies gallery is [currently] located on the fifth floor of the Humanities building which, according to Museum Studies Professor and Director Edward Luby, has been inaccessible to students and local families who want to visit the museum. (..)" URL "The University Museum’s plan to move two collections into the Fine Arts Building this spring have been postponed until fall 2015, allowing artifacts to be temporarily loaned to other museums and galleries until the grand opening. The Treganza and Sutro Egyptian collections were originally scheduled for a spring 2015 move into FA 203. (..) The Sutro Egyptian collection, which is currently housed in the fifth floor of the Humanities Building at the University Museum, has no plans to reopen before the move but a few items will be loaned to the San Francisco International Airport Museum (..)" info: online database of the Sutro Collection of Egyptian Antiquities that includes ca. 700 objects (incl. two intact mummies) - URL m) Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art Visual Arts Center California State University San Bernardino 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 * Re-opening of Ancient Egyptian galleries (now closed for renovations): "Journey to the Beyond: Ancient Egyptians in the Pursuit of Eternity" date: October 8, 2016 - ongoing OR July 31, 2017 info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL Here it is listed as a temporary exhibition instead of a permanent one. Idem in: URL URL n) Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, Texas 77030 URL * “Mummies of the World” date: September 24, 2016 – May 29, 2017 The travelling exhibition with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 95 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. It was at many venues in the USA, most recently the Leonardo, Salt Lake City (December 18, 2015 - March 6, 2016) and Bowers Museum, Santa Ana (March 19, 2016 - September 5, 2016). info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL o) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Avenue of the Arts 465 Hurlington Street, Boston, MA 02115 URL * "Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia" date: 19 July 2014 - 8 January [was: 14 May] 2017 Exhibition of more than 100 pieces of jewellery from ancient Nubia (1700 BC to 300 AD). info: URL info: English press report at URL With picture gallery. info: English press report at URL "In this exclusive interview, James Blake Wiener of Ancient HistoryEncyclopedia (AHE) speaks to Ms. Denise Doxey, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, about the history, artistry, and splendor of ancient Nubian jewelry. (..)" With several nice photos of Nubian jewelry. p) 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: English press report at URL q) - r) - s) - t) Museum of Contemporary Art 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 URL * “Matthew Barney: River of Fundament” date: September 13 [was: 14], 2015 - January 18, 2016 An exhibition that brings together for the first time, the entire ensemble of Matthew Barney's multipart "River of Fundament" project, comprising the symphonic film of epic length (5 hours) "River of Fundament," large-scale sculptures, drawings, photographs, story boards, and vitrines. The work is inspired by the American author Norman Mailer and his novel, "Ancient Evenings," set in Ancient Egypt from 1290-110 B.C.. This is a modified version of the exhibition that was at the Haus der Kunst, München (16 March 2014 - 17 August 2014) and at the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania (22 November 2014 - 13 April 2015). info: URL info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL u) Pierro Gallery 5 Mead St, South Orange, NJ 07079 URL * “…like an Egyptian!" date: September 15, 2016 - October 15, 2016 The exhibition explores the influence of ancient Egyptian themes in the work of local and regional artists. info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) HaGar AbdelRahman and John Branigan, guest curators in association with the M.A. program in Museum Professions at Seton Hall University explore the influence of ancient Egyptian themes in the work of local and regional artists in an exhibition (..) of works of sixteen artists who have been deeply influenced by Egypt. (..)" v) - w) The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 URL * Closed for renovation date: July 1, 2012 - TBA, 2016 [was: Fall 2015] info: URL x) McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-3200 URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: February 3, 2017 – April 3, 2017 The exhibition explores the role of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through nearly thirty different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection. Earlier at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio (June 17, 2016 – September 11, 2016) and will go to the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (October 7, 2016 – January 8, 2017). info: URL info: URL info: English press report at: URL "(..) She said future displays have been booked years in advance. One that’s sure to draw interest is an Egyptian cats exhibit, set for opening in 2017. The Egyptian exhibit currently on display has a mummified cat and other references to the revered animal. Johnson expects this new upcoming exhibit to be a popular one. (..)" y) The Franklin Institute Science Museum 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 URL * "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" date: January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix (May 31, 2014 - September 1, 2014), the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park (September 27, 2014 - April 25, 2015), and Durham Museum, Omaha (May 23, 2015 - September 6, 2015). info: URL info: English press report at URL With photos of the shipping/installation. info: English press report at URL z) Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 * Closure for installations date: August 1, 2016 - October 7, 2016 info: URL za) - zb) Legion of Honor Lincoln Park | 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 URL * “The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine” date: May 14, 2016 – August 26, 2018 The exhibition makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies (Irethorrou and “Hatason”). Besides an interactive virtual dissection table there are amulets and tomb furnishings on display. info: URL zc) Denver Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205 URL * "Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs" [was: "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife"] date: October 14 [was: 6], 2016 – February 5 [was: Fall], 2017 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016). info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With slideshow. zd) The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: February 24, 2018 – January 2019 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016) and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Fall 2016). info: URL ze) Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture 2316 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 URL * “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” date: September 24, 2016 – January 6, 2017 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia (January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016). info: URL info: English press report at URL "For six years, the Egyptian mummy known as Annie has traveled the country, helping educate young and old about her ancient way of life. Or death. And at every stop along the way, Annie gets a thorough examination from Mimi Leveque, a conservator at the Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts. (...)" info: English press report at URL About the 17-year-old mummy nicknamed Annie (short for "Anonymous"). zf) Museum of Discovery and Science 401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 URL * “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” date: February 2017 - April 2017 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia (January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016) and the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane (September 24, 2016 – January 6, 2017). info: source - URL zg) COSI - Center of Science and Industry 333 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 URL * “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” date: May 2018 - September 2018 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia (January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016), the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane (September 24, 2016 – January 6, 2017) and the Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale (February 2017 - April 2017). info: source - URL zh) American Museum of Natural History Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024 URL * “Mummies: Images of the Afterlife” date: March 18, 2017 – January 7, 2018 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016), Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (February 19, 2016 – September 5, 2016), and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (October 14, 2016 – February 5, 2017). info: source - URL --CANADA-- a) - --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds" [was: “Egypt’s Sunken Treasures”] date: 19 May 2016 – 27 November 2016 [was: 15 November 2016 - 15 March 2017] The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, complemented by artefacts from the British Museum. Earlier at the Arab World Institute in Paris (8 September 2015 - 31 January 2016; "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte"). info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL "(..) Artefacts from various sites across the Delta, drawn from the museum’s collection, will also be displayed – most notably from Naukratis (..)" With many photos of artefacts. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL URL with slideshow info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "Prime Minister Sherif Ismail approved Monday the travel of 293 artifacts to the United Kingdom, (..) they include 23 artifacts from the Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria and 12 artifacts from the museum at the Alexandria Bibliotheca. They also include 209 artifacts from the Land Museum of Alexandria, 18 pieces from the Egyptian Museum and 31 pieces from the National Museum of Alexandria. (..)" [The dates given in this report differ from the ones at the BM website. AKE] info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With an audio report (6 min). info: English press report at URL "Part of the ceiling of the British Museum’s new exhibition space has had to be dismantled to allow the safe installation of three colossal Egyptian granite statues, which were recovered in 2001 from the water where they lay for more than 2,000 years since a wealthy harbour city was destroyed by earthquake and rising sea levels. The pink granite statue of Hapy, a personification of the Nile flood that was crucial for the country’s fertility and wealth, weighs more than six tonnes and stands 5.4 metres, the tallest object ever to come to the museum on loan, and the tallest ever discovered of an Egyptian god. (..) [The other two statues are of] Ptolemy II and his sister and queen Arsinoe – together weighing almost 20 tonnes. (..)" With photos. info: English press report at URL "The British Museum has welcomed three giant statues depicting the Egyptian god Hapy, King Ptolemy II and his sister Queen Arsinoe, as part of an international exhibition tour. (...)" With photos. info: English press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: English press reports at URL About Franck Goddio's discoveries. URL Idem, with picture gallery. info: English press reports at URL With two slideshows. URL URL With many photos and a video. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: English press reports at URL With a video and slideshow. URL How a statue of Hapy travelled from the ocean floor to the BM. URL URL With photos of objects. URL URL URL URL With a video of a 3D recreation of Naukratis and a video of archaeological work in Abu Qir Bay. URL URL With a slideshow. URL URL With large photos of objects. info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL With photos. URL With video of a TV report. URL With several photos. URL URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: English press reports at URL Lists the exhibition's five sections. URL info: French press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL URL URL URL With link to a TV report: URL URL info: English blog report, with a review, at URL info: French press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL A review by Garry Shaw. URL URL With a video of a TV report. info: Spanish press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL b) - c) Orchard Learning Resource Centre University of Birmingham, Hamilton Drive, Weoley Park Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6QW * “Objects Come to Life” date: October 29, 2016 - Late summer 2017 A physical and digital exhibition of the Eton Myers Collection of Egyptian Art, on loan to the University of Birmingham, UK, which explores the importance and intrigue of private collections of ancient artefacts. info: virtual exhibition - URL d) Two Temple Place 2 Temple Place, Londen WC2R 3BD URL * "Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt" [was: "The Appearance of Beauty: Style and Adornment in Ancient Egypt"] date: 30th January 2016 - 24th April 2016 Exhibition of Ancient Egyptian artefacts from the collections of smaller museums around the UK, showing how ancient Egyptians transformed their appearance, both in this life (imagery, clothing and jewellery, hair-dressing and makeup rituals) and in readiness of the next life (coffins and funerary head coverings). info: URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Drawn from Bagshaw Museum (Kirklees Council), Bexhill Museum, Bolton Museum, Royal Pavilion & Museums (Brighton & Hove), Macclesfield Museums and Touchstones Rochdale, (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: press release, and a folder with photos, at URL info: English press report at URL With slideshow. info: English press report at URL With photos of artefacts. info: English press reports at URL URL "The golden mummy mask of Titus Flavius Demetrius, who chose to be buried not as a Roman citizen but as an Egyptian god, is still in gleamingly immaculate condition 1,900 years after it was made. (..)" With photos of mask. URL "Artefacts from Bolton’s collection appear alongside those from six other museums (..) More than 100 treasures from Bolton's collection – including coffins and containers – are on show. (..) Bolton’s contribution covers the full stretch of Egyptian history, from predynastic to the Coptic period and includes objects such as necklaces, make-up pots, statuettes and clothing. (..)" URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL e) - f) - g) South Shields Museum & Art Gallery Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JA URL * "A Greek in Egypt: the hunter from Naukratis" date: 22 October 2016 – 26 February 2017 A spotlight display developed by the British Museum to explore the encounter between the ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece, Cyprus, Phoenicia, Persia, and Rome. The display will highlight the on-going British Museum excavations at Naukratis and show footage of underwater archaeology in the region. Earlier at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester (28 May 2016 – 17 July 2016) and University of Nottingham Museum (22 July 2016 – 16 October 2016). info: URL h) - i) Garstang Museum of Archaeology 14 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 3BX URL * “Meroë: Africa's Forgotten Empire" date: 13 May 2016 - 14 September 2016 This exhibition features never before seen photographs of the temples and tombs of Meroë and from John Garstang's photographic archives of his excavations at this site in the Sudan from 1909 to 1914. There also will be ancient artefacts, and replica objects and structures recreated using the modern techniques of photogrammetry and 3D printing. info: URL info: English press report at URL j) - k) National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF * Closure of the Ancient Egypt Gallery for redevelopment date: 1 September 2014 - Autumn, TBA, 2018 info: URL info: URL "(..) two new galleries to open in 2018. The two galleries will showcase internationally important Ancient Egypt and East Asian collections. (..)" l) 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. m) - n) - o) - p) - q) World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN URL * Closure of the Ancient World gallery date: 7 September 2015 - February 2017 [was: till September 2016] info: URL "The Ancient world gallery, which displays highlights from our ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek, Anglo-Saxon and Roman collections, is now closed until February 2017. It is closed to the public as the building works have now begun on an exciting new project to develop our ancient Egypt gallery. (..)" info: URL info: English press report at URL "World Museum Liverpool’s Ancient Egypt galleries are set to close on Sunday night at the start of a 12-month, £800,000 refurbishment. The redevelopment will treble the number of artefacts on display – some of which have never shown publicly before. A a new ‘Mummy Room’ will be created to display 12 of the museum’s collection of mummies, twice the number currently on show. (..)" With a slide-show of the current/old galleries. info: English press report at URL "(..) But around 3,000 [Egyptian] items were destroyed when Liverpool Museum was bombed by the Luftwaffe during the May Blitz of 1941, with an incendiary bomb causing structural and fire damage at the William Brown Street landmark. (..)" With a slide-show of the pre-WWII galleries and the destruction. info: English press report at URL * “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” date: October 14, 2016 – February 26, 2017 [was: September 2016 - March 2017] Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. Earlier venues are Manchester Museum (8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (14 May 2016 - 4 September 2016). info: URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL With a few photos of objects. URL info: English press reports at URL With photos of displays. URL With a video report about the scanning of a cat mummy. info: English press report at URL r) Abergavenny Museum Lower Castle St, Abergavenny NP7 5EE URL * “Writing for Eternity: decoding Ancient Egypt” date: 17 October [was: 16 September] 2016 – 7 [was: 10] January 2017 The exhibition explores the role of the scribe in Egyptian culture, the history of writing for the afterlife and how the Ancient Egyptians wrote letters, read poetry, negotiated business deals and documented their daily lives. Artefacts on loan from the British Museum range for pieces of jewellery, scribe’s pens, and parchment, to stone tablets, and sculptures. Besides hieroglyphic scripts also Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Nubian, and cuneiform scripts will be represented. Earlier in Wrexham County Borough Museum (20 June 2015 - 5 September 2015) and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust, Carlisle (12 March 2016 - 8 May 2016), Salisbury Museum (21 May 2016 - 3 September 2016). info: URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) - b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * Closure of the Ancient Egyptian Galleries date: 11 May 2015 - November [was: October] 2016 info: URL URL * “Koninginnen van de Nijl” [Queens of the Nile] [was: "Nefertari"] date: 18 [was: 17] November 2016 - 17 April 2017 Exhibition with over 350 artefacts -- statues, jewellery, cosmetics, mirrors, and items from the tomb of Nefertari (incl. her coffin and a reconstruction of a room of her tomb), mostly on loan from the Museo Egizio di Torino. info: URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Dal 17 novembre 2016 al Museo Nazionale di antichità di Leiden in Olanda, verranno esposti i reperti provenienti dalla tomba di Nefertari, consorte di Ramesse II, conservati al Museo Egizio di Torino. E' la mostra con cui per la prima volta l'Egizio di Torino varcherà i confini nazionali, prestando i propri reperti, che nel giugno 2017 approderanno all'Ermitage di San Pietroburgo. In cambio l'Ermitage porterà a Torino una mostra su Alessandro Magno.(..)" info: Dutch press report at URL "Bezoekers kunnen maar liefst 350 Egyptische topstukken bewonderen, waaronder koninklijke portretten, godenbeelden, verfijnde juwelen, amuletten, kostbare gebruiksvoorwerpen en de sarcofaag en grafgiften van de beroemde koningin Nefertari, uit het Museo Egizio in Turijn. (..)" info: Dutch press reports at URL Includes a video with behind-the-scenes images/commentary. URL About the role of ancient Egyptian queens. URL That Nakhtamon worked at the tomb of Nefertari is proven by a little frog on a vase, a motif that is only found in a scene of the Queen's tomb and in a scene of Nakhtamon's own tomb.[#] With a video. [# Compare the Queen's scene in the press report, with Naktamon's scene [source: Osirisnet]. AKE URL ] * Reopening of the Ancient Egyptian Galleries date: 18 November 2016 [was: 14 October 2016] info: source - verslag Algemene Leden Vergadering RoMeO d.d. 12-3-16 info: URL info: URL info: Dutch press release at URL The exhibition is celebrated (23 November) with a specially brewed beer, a modern variation on ancient Egyptian beer. --GERMANY-- a) Ägyptisches Museum Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * “Der Tod ist Himmelblau - Moderne Kunst in den Sammlungen des Ägyptischen Museums” date: 26 October 2016 - 23 April 2017 The displays exhibit ancient Egyptian objects next to modern art inspired by them, made by Anja Schindler. info: URL b) Galileo-Park Sauerland Pyramiden 4-7, 57368 Lennestadt URL * “Das Cheops-Projekt - Das Eisen der Pharaonen” date: 19 March 2016 - 20 November 2016 info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Die neue Sonderausstellung präsentiert in aufwendigen Inszenierungen die Forschungsergebnisse des Cheops-Projektes. Das Hauptergebnis ist die Entdeckung von Eisenoxid an der Decke der Königskammer. (..)" [As this is about the theories of Dominique Görlitz, it is possible the exhibition is in part non-mainstream. AKE] c) Museum August Kestner Trammplatz 3, 30159 Hannover URL * “Götter, Gärten und Geehrte … unter Bäumen am Nil” date: 3 November 2016 - 26 March 2017 Exhibition of some 50 ancient Egyptian depictions of gardens and trees. info: source - URL "Sie gehören zusammen, waren aber wahrscheinlich über 3000 Jahre lang nicht zusammen zu sehen: drei Reliefblöcke eines ägyptischen Grabes, heutzutage verteilt auf die Museen von Hannover, Berlin und Leipzig. Jetzt erstmalig für knappe fünf Monate in Hannover wieder vereint! Die Reliefs von Hannover und Berlin passen direkt zusammen und zeigen Nijaji und seine Frau die zu Beginn des 13. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. in Memphis lebten, jeweils kniend vor einer Baum-Göttin. (..)" d) RömerMuseum Kastell Boiotro Lederergasse 43, 94032 Passau URL * "Die Grabkammer des Sennedjem" [The funeral chamber of Sennedjem] date: 18 March 2016 - 18 September 2016 A replica (1 : 1 model) of the funeral chamber of Sennedjem. Facsimile pages of papyrus Ani and figures of Egyptian gods and amulets will help to explain the drawings in Sennedjem's tomb. info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Eine Replik der Büste der Nofretete, ein Handspiegel, dessen Alter auf 3.300 Jahre geschätzt wird, Auszüge aus den Totenbüchern eines antiken ägyptischen Handwerkers. Das Römermuseum 'Kastell Boiotro' gewährt mit einer Zusatzschau Einblick in das spirituelle und kulturelle Leben im alten Ägypten. Im Mittelpunkt steht 'Das Grab des Sennedjem'. Die Grabkammer, die zu den am besten erhaltenen der Antike zählt, wurde maßstabsgetreu nachgebildet. (..)" e) Martin-Gropius-Bau Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin URL * "Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: cancelled [was: 15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016] info: source - URL "(..) Eröffnet wurde die Ausstellung in Paris im September von Frankreichs Präsidenten François Hollande. Ob sie auch in Deutschland zu sehen sein wird, ist noch nicht absehbar. Das sei derzeit nicht geplant, sagt Goddio. (..)" f) Badisches Landesmuseum Schloss Karlsruhe, 76131 Karlsruhe URL URL * "Ramses. Göttlicher Herrscher am Nil" [Ramses. Divine Ruler on the Nile] date: 17 December 2016 - 18 June 2017 Exhibition about Ramesses II, his reign and family, and about archaeological work done in his capital Pi-Ramesse. info: (in German) URL (in English) URL "(...) The Ramses Exhibition offers an unforgettable impression of this monumentality in models and over-dimensional stagings. Among the exhibits are small statues of strange gods or valuable gifts from the pharaoh to his neighbors. Some have never before been presented to the public. Some of Ramses’ family members, like his son Chaemwese or his wife Nefertari, are introduced with unique artifacts from their graves. In addition, the exhibition presents the latest research results of the excavations in Ramses’ capital city Pi-Ramesse (House of Ramses)." [new] info: German press reports at URL "Das Badische Landesmuseum Karlsruhe widmet dem bedeutenden Pharao eine große kulturhistorische Sonderausstellung – die erste umfassende Schau nach der bislang einzigen Ramses-Ausstellung in Paris vor 40 Jahren. (...) Zu den Ausstellungs-Highlights gehört die erstmalige virtuelle Rekonstruktion der von Ramses II. neu erbauten Hauptstadt Pi-Ramesse. Eigens für die Ausstellung wurde eine Entdecker-Lounge gestaltet, in der man mehr über die Geschichte der faszinierenden Mumie des Pharaos erfährt. Zu sehen sind Modelle und überdimensionale Rauminszenierungen von den monumentalen Tempelanlagen in Abu Simbel, dem Totentempel in Theben sowie kolossale Königsbildnisse des Herrschers." URL g) Museum Natur und Mensch [previously: Naturmuseum und Ethnologische Sammlung] Gerberau 32, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau URL * "Die Letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Das spätantike Ägypten"] date: end of 2015 [was: 19 July 2014 - 11 January 2015] info: source - URL h) - i) Archäologisches Museum der Universität Münster Domplatz 20-22, 48143 Münster * "Tod und Ewigkeit: Die Münster-Mumie im Fokus der Forschung" date: 19 November 2016 - 22 January 2017 Exhibition of a recently restored mummy (7th c. BC) and coffin (10th c. BC) that were never on display before. info: URL j) - k) Gustav-Lübcke-Museum Neue Bahnhofstraße 9, 59065 Hamm URL * Re-Opening of the Ancient Egyptian department date: August 30, 2015 [was: August, 2015] - ongoing info: URL info: URL "(..) Den Abschluss und Höhepunkt des Premierenjahres bildet die Wiedereröffnung der ägyptischen Abteilung. Das Gustav- Lübcke-Museum kann mit der größten ägyptischen Sammlung in Westfalen überzeugen und setzt hier ebenfalls einen neuen Schwerpunkt in der Präsentation. Die wertvollen Stücke werden künftig in klimatisierten Räumlichkeiten stehen und sind, atmosphärisch inszeniert, in leicht verständliche Themenbereiche gegliedert -- von den Jenseitsvorstellungen über die Tempelkultur und die Götterwelt bis zum Alltagsleben." info: source - URL " (..) Im Mai 2015 folgt dann die Eröffnung der Abteilungen Archäologie und Angewandte Kunst und im August 2015 der Höhepunkt mit der Abteilung ?Altes Ägypten?, schließlich verfügt das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum über die größte ägyptische Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet." info: press release "Neueröffnung: Gustav-Lübcke-Museum in Hamm präsentiert Ägypten-Sammlung" at URL "Das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum eröffnet neu am 8. März 2015. (...) Das Haus präsentiert zunächst seine neu gestaltete Sammlung zur Stadtgeschichte und der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts. Den Höhepunkt des Jahres bildet die Wiedereröffnung der ägyptischen Abteilung am 30. August 2015. Das Hammer Museum besitzt die größte ägyptische Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet und setzt hier einen neuen Schwerpunkt, der durch neue Dauerleihgaben ergänzt werden kann." info: German press report at URL "Es begann 1886 mit einem 'Mumienverein'. Jetzt ist die Abteilung 'Altes Ägypten' mit der größten ägyptischen Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet das Markenzeichen des Gustav-Lübcke-Museums in Hamm. Es feiert seine Wiedereröffnung in diesem Jahr mit der Neukonzeption sämtlicher Dauerausstellungen. Schluss- und Höhepunkt ist am 30. August die Neupräsentation der Ägyptensammlung. Damit nimmt das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum dann auch seinen Vollbetrieb wieder auf. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Die neue Dauerausstellung Altes Ägypten im Gustav-Lübcke- Museum zeigt sich ab Ende August komplett überarbeitet und mit einem besonderen neuen Highlight – dem 7,5 Tonnen schweren Granitsarkophag des Sechem-ka aus der Zeit zwischen 2350 und 2335 vor Christus. (...)" info: German press report at URL "In Hamm begegnen sie sich: Die Goldmaske des Tutanchamun und das farbig gefasste Porträt der Nofretete aus Kalkstein. Allerdings wurden nicht die Originale aus Kairo und Berlin nach Westfalen entliehen. Im Gustav-Lübcke-Museum muss man mit Kopien vorlieb nehmen. Die kleine Hochstapelei soll das Interesse des Publikums an diesen spektakulären Objekten stillen, sagt Museumsdirektorin Friederike Daugelat. Es wird ja auf den Schildern ausgewiesen. Und Originale bekommen die Besucher auch jede Menge zu sehen. In der Ägypten-Abteilung des Museums, die immerhin die größte in Westfalen ist. Nach der umfassenden Sanierung ist von Sonntag an das Haus wieder komplett zugänglich. Die Dauerausstellung Altes Ägypten wurde dabei ebenfalls komplett neu gestaltet, bekam vor allem einen eigenen Raum. Erstmals werde die Kollektion angemessen präsentiert, sagt Daugelat. (..)" Lists some of the objects on display. URL "(..) Nicht zu übersehen ist das neueste Exponat des Hauses. Der Granitsarkophag des Sechem-ka, eines königlichen Gefolgsmannes, wiegt 7,5 Tonnen. Die gigantische Steinkiste ist als Dauerleihgabe aus dem Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim gekommen, beide Häuser planen eine enge Kooperation. Blickfänge der Hammer Sammlung sind auch das Schiffsmodell, das um 2000 vor Christus entstanden ist, die 'Scheintür des Djeti' (2200 v. Chr.) mit ihren Hieroglyphen oder eine Mumienmaske mit anmutigen, von Kajal umflorten Augen (300 v. Chr.). (..)" l) LVR-Landesmuseums Bonn Colmantstraße 14-16, 53115 Bonn URL * "Eva's Beauty Case. Schmuck und Styling im Spiegel der Zeiten" date: 9 June 2016 - 22 [was: 1] January 2017 Exhibition about beauty-ideals and cosmetics through the ages. Includes loans from the Ägyptisches Museum Bonn. info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Im Foyer schaut der Besucher weiblichen Idealfiguren aus 22 000 Jahren ins Auge (alles Kopien): der pummeligen Venus von Willendorf, der Büste der Nofretete, (...) Und schließlich stößt der Besucher auf einen Kosmetik-Salon. Da gibt es Schminkgefäße zu bestaunen, die am Hof von Königin Nofretete vor 3400 Jahren benutzt wurden. " info: German press report at URL m) - n) Bode-Museum Am Kupfergraben, 10117 Berlin URL * "Ein Gott - Abrahams Erben am Nil: Juden, Christen und Muslime in Ägypten von der Antike bis zum Mittelalter date: 1 December 2015 - 31 December 2016 [prolongation; was: till 30 April 2016] Exhibition with around 150 objects from several international collections, illustrate the heritage in Egypt of the three monotheistic religions. Earlier at the same venue (2 April 2015 - 13 September 2015), with a collection that now is at the British Museum London ("Egypt: faith after the pharaohs"; 29 October 2015 – 7 February 2016), but it reopens in Berlin with a fully refreshed collection. info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL info: URL o) - p) Landesmuseum Württemberg Altes Schloss, Schillerplatz 6, 70173 Stuttgart * "Wahre Schätze: Antike - Kelten - Kunstkammer" [True treasures: Antiquity - Celts - Art chamber] date: 21 may 2016 - ongoing Re-opening of three collections, among which the Classical one, with objects from Greco-Roman Egypt (von Sieglin Collection). info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts erfolgte die Schenkung des Stuttgarter Mäzens Ernst von Sieglin mit Objekten aus dem griechisch-römischen Ägypten - Marmorbildnisse von Alexander dem Großen, auf dünne Holztafeln gemalte Mumienporträts, Mumienmasken sowie Bronzen und Terrakotten. (..)" Includes the photograph of a mummy portrait q) - r) Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rathausstraße 24, 83022 Rosenheim URL * “Pharao - Leben im Alten Ägypten” date: 24 March 2017 - 3 December 2017 info: URL 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 s) Ägyptisches Museum – Georg Steindorff – der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, D-04109 Leipzig URL AND GRASSI Museum für Musikinstrumente der Universität Leipzig Johannisplatz 5–11, D-04103 Leipzig URL * “WissenSchaf(f)t Sammlungen - Geschichten aus den Sammlungen der Universität” date: 23 June 2016 - 4 December 2016 info: URL URL t) Städtische Museen – Kunstsammlung Jena Markt 7, 07743 Jena URL * "Orientbilder: Fotografien 1850-1910" date: 10 December 2016 - 5 March 2017 info: URL info: German press report at URL u) - v) - w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim URL * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" date: 16 November 2014 - 30 July 2017 [2nd prolongation; was: till 10 January 2016] [sst prolongation; was: till 17 May 2015] The exhibition is thematically oriented and will display all aspects of ancient Egyptian art and culture, from the early beginnnings to the Coptic period. Highlights will be the brilliantly illustrated BD of an Amenemhat which is 9 m long and outstanding findings from the Giza necropolis. A reconstruction of the tomb of the mayor of Thebes [Sennefer] will allow the visitor to dip into the exciting world of Egypt. info: URL info: URL With links to pages about spotlighted objects, and with a link to a video. info: source - press report about new exhibitions in 2014: "Von den Wittelsbachern bis Ägypten" URL The description of this exhibition is at the end of the article. info: press report at URL "(..) Die rund 500 Exponate stammen aus der hochkarätigen, dort aber aus Platzgründen nur teilweise gezeigten Sammlung des Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museums Hildesheim, mit dem es seit September einen Kooperationsvertrag gibt. Hinzu kommen einige Privatleihgeber. Bis auf Thomas Liepsner, dessen Schätze ja auf Echtheit untersucht und schon öffentlich vorgestellt wurden, wollen diese Sammler nicht persönlich in Erscheinung treten, heißt es.(..) Die Exponate reichen von aufwendig gestalten Papyri über Särge, Reliefs, Skulpturen und Metallarbeiten bis hin zu Schmuck. Besondere Höhepunkte sind das meisterlich illustrierte, neun Meter lange Totenbuch des Amenemhat, Funde vom Pyramidenfriedhof von Giza sowie die originalgetreue Rekonstruktion der kunstvoll dekorierten Grabkammer des Bürgermeisters von Theben um 1400 v. Chr. " info: German press reports at URL "..) Der erster Spezialtransporter kam aus dem Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim. Unter den Objekten befand sich auch das schwerste Ausstellungsstück der Schau. Ein monumentaler Steinsarkophag, der 5,4 Tonnen auf die Waage bringt. Er ist fast 4500 Jahre alt. Mit Gabelstapler, Spezialkran, und sechs Experten wurde der Sarkophag im Foyer des Museums Weltkulturen D5 platziert." info: German press report at URL "In den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen sind die ersten Vorboten der Ausstellung 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit' angekommen (..)." info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL With a video report [01:19 mins.] URL URL URL URL URL With photo of the replicated tomb chamber. URL With a video report [01:31 mins.] info: German press report at URL With video. info: German press report at URL "(..) Einige der rund 500 Exponate sind zum ersten Mal zu sehen. (..)" info: a German video with a 'teaser' (4 mins.) about the exhibition - URL A German video "Das Totenbuch des Amenemhat" (1 min 47) - URL About the ca. 9 m long Book of the Dead of Amenemhat. info: German press reports at URL URL "(...) ein auch pädagogisch ideal aufbereitetes Kompendium der Kultur des alten Ägypten." info: German press reports at URL URL URL "(..) Die Präsentation erfreut sich anhaltender Begeisterung beim Publikum. Jetzt begrüßten die Verantwortlichen den 25.000. Besucher. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Ritterschlag für die rem-Schau 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit': Altkanzler Dr. Helmut Kohl (84) zeigt sich begeistert von der Schau über das Pharaonen-Reich. (..)" info: press release - URL info: two audio-podcasts with backround info at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press release at URL "Ägypten-Ausstellung knackt 50.000-Besuchermarke." German press report at URL "Die Ausstellung (...) begrüßte heute die 50.000ste Besucherin." info: German press report at URL "Die Mannheimer Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen zählten bisher bereits 75 000 Besucher der Sonderausstellung über altägyptische Kunst und Kultur." info: press releases at URL "Bereits rund 80.000 Besucher haben die Präsentation gesehen. Wegen der großen Nachfrage wird die Ausstellung verlängert und schließt nicht wie ursprünglich geplant am Sonntag ihre Pforten. Noch bis 10. Januar 2016 widmet sie sich der Kultur des Alten Ägyptens." URL "Pünktlich zur Verlängerung bietet die Ausstellung eine weitere Attraktion: Ein Film mit aufwändigen Rekonstruktionen lässt die antike Stadt Alexandria mit ihrer berühmten Bibliothek und ihrem Leuchtturm wiederauferstehen." info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL "Die erfolgreiche Ausstellung Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit in den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim wird verlängert. Bis zum 10. Januar 2016 können sich die Besucher ins Reich der Pharaonen entführen lassen." Includes a video report: "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" [4:07 mins.] URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Passend zur Verlängerung der Ausstellung wartet diese auch mit einer Neuerung auf. Die antike Stadt Alexandria war über 700 Jahre das kulturelle Zentrum der hellenistischen und römischen Welt. In ihrer berühmten Bibliothek wurde das Wissen der Zeit gesammelt und der berühmte Leuchtturm der Stadt, Pharos, zählt zu den sieben Weltwundern. Ein neuer Ausstellungsfilm bietet spektakuläre Rekonstruktionen dieser untergegangenen Welt. (..)" info: German press report at URL info: press release at URL "Die Ausstellung _Ägypten – Land der Unsterblichkeit_ entführt ins faszinierende Reich der Pharaonen. Die rem freuen sich über den nach wie vor regen Besucherzustrom. Heute konnten sie den 111.111. Gast begrüßen. Dies nahm Kuratorin Dr. Gabriele Pieke zum Anlass, die Verlängerung der Ausstellung zu verkünden: 'Das anhaltende Interesse der Gäste und die vielen begeisterten Besucherstimmen freuen mich als Kuratorin natürlich sehr. Die Leihgeber haben zugestimmt und wir können die Schätze vom Nil länger in Mannheim präsentieren. Noch bis 30. Juli 2017 bleiben die Pharaonen zu Gast in den rem.'" info: press report at URL Includes a slideshow info: German press report at URL info; German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL --AUSTRIA-- a) - b) - c) - d) Papyrusmuseum Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1010 Wien * "Hieroglyphen und Alphabete" [Hieroglyphs and alphabets] date: 16 June 2016 - 8 January 2017 75 objects from Egypt of the Pharaonic period to the early Arabian middle ages give impressive evidence for the educational system of Ancient Egypt. info: URL Pictures of some exhibits at URL A catalog is available. info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Mit welchen Aufgaben hat man vor tausenden Jahren am Nil Schüler gequält? Mit folgendem Problem etwa: 'Gegeben ist ein Kreis, dessen Perimeter 30 Schoinia beträgt. Wie viele Aruren hat er?' Wer derzeit die Ausstellung „Hieroglyphen und Alphabete“ im Papyrusmuseum der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek besucht, wird zurück in die Schule geschickt. 75 Objekte aus Papyrus, Pergament, Papier, Ton und Stein illustrieren rund 2500 Jahre Unterricht in Ägypten, vom Neuen Reich bis ins frühe Mittelalter, von der Zeit der Pharaonen über Griechen und Römer zu den Arabern." --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * "Seized Antiquities at Egyptian Ports: 1986-2016" date: 24 October 2016 - mid December 2016 Exhibition of 425 objects (ranging from Pharaonic to Muhammad Aly’s Dynasty) that were intercepted in Egyptian ports and airports. info: English press reports at URL With several photos. URL * "The Excavation Work of Dr. Selim Hassan" [working title] Exhibition of a collection of nine artifacts from Selim's discovery in Giza and Saqqara necropolis. A 3D Hollogram show of some of the objects he discovered is to be shown as well as a visiual visit to his excavation inside Unas pyramid at Saqqara necropolis. date: 17 November 2016 - TBA info: English press report at URL b) Luxor Museum Kornish Al Nile, Luxor URL * "Eternal Thebes” date: 12 December 2015 - TBA Exhibition about the work of the Spanish-Egyptian mission excavating the Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmose III in Luxor. info: source - Spanish press report at URL With photo gallery. * "French mission at Ramesseum Temple" date: November 4, 2016 - TBA Exhibition of 22 artifacts that were unearthed by a French mission at Ramesseum Temple. info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of Franco-Egyptian cooperation at the Ramesseum (..). Some of the objects highlighted the period before the construction of the temple, being funerary items from the necropolis of the Late Period and the beginning of the New Kingdom. Other objects were from artisan structures that occupied a part of the area during the 18th Dynasty. Artefacts unearthed in the area where the kitchens, silos, bakeries and workshops were located are also on show, as well as those found on the processional pathways that surrounded the building on three sides. Objects from the beginning of the Third Intermediate Period after the desecration and abandonment of the temple, are also on display. (..) Among the items on show was a necklace with ten scarabs found in front of the Ramesseum in 2002. The necklace was unearthed in the tomb of a teenager from the Second Intermediate Period and is composed of ten scarabs, three scaraboides and a small tubular silver clasp. A terracotta bed with concubine and a cat playing the lute are other items on show, found in the east chamber of the tomb. A collection of ostraca showing hieroglyphic writing practices and sculpture exercises are also on show, along with canopic jars with animals and bird-shaped lids. (..)" c) The Egyptian Center for International Cultural Cooperation 11 Shagaret El Dorr, Zamalek, Cairo * "Papyri from Karanis: Voices from a Multi-cultural Society in Ancient Fayum" date: 10 March 2016 - TBA This exhibition celebrates the publication of papyri housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, on behalf of the German Archaeological Institute Cairo. d) Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center (BACC) West Exhibition Hall Alexandria * "Archaeo Delta Photography Exhibition" date: 8 September 2016 - 30 September 2016 "The exhibition aims to document archaeological expeditions in various sites located in the Egyptian Delta in a rather unprecedented manner. The exhibition includes various photographs of archaeological sites and other landscapes, as well as photographs of two non-deltaic sites." info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "Il Centro degli Studi ellenistici – Bibliotheca Alexandrina in collaborazione con il Ministero delle Antichità egiziano, la Missione Archeologica Italiana in Beheria, l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura al Cairo – Ambasciata Italiana e l’Università di Padova hanno organizzato la mostra 'Archaeo Delta' con lo scopo di documentare le indagini nel Delta del Nilo, non solo nei siti di Kom al-Ahmer e di Kom Wasit, ma anche in altre località dell’area e prossime al Delta. La mostra espone quindi immagini dei paesaggi archeologici egiziani e delle nuove scoperte ancora sconosciute al mondo scientifico e al grande pubblico." Includes an audio report [4:51 mins.] e) Centro della Creativita’ di Alessandria 1, Tarek El Horreya Alexandria * "Grandi studi fotografici italiani in Egitto, XIX-XX secolo" date: 25 August 2016 - 4 September 2016 With 49 original photographs of seven photographers. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL --ITALY-- a) Museo del Papiro "Corrado Basile" Via Nizza, 14, 96100 Siracusa * "Papiri. Immagini di restauro 2005 – 2015. I dieci anni del Laboratorio di Restauro dei Papiri del Museo Egizio del Cairo" [Papyri. Pictures of the restoration 2005 - 2015. Ten years of the Laboratorio di Restauro dei Papyri of the Egyptian Museum of Cairo] date: 29 December 2015 - 31 January 2016 Photographic exhibition of 12 years of restoration work of the "Laboratorio di Restauro dei Papiri" in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. info: URL info: website of the project: "Progetto di Restauro Conservativo dei Papiri in Egitto" URL "Il Museo del Papiro è impegnato da diversi anni nel progetto 'Restauro Conservativo dei Papiri in Egitto', che ha lo scopo di favorire attività di studio, di ricerca, di scambi e di esperienze con le istituzioni culturali e scientifiche egiziane, con particolare riguardo alle attività di restauro conservativo dei papiri e alla formazione nel campo del restauro." info: Italian press report at URL b) Museo civico del Risorgimento Piazza G. Carducci, 5, 40100 Bologna BO URL * “Terra di conquista e di mistero: echi dell'Egitto napoleonico a Bologna” ate: 28 November 2015 - 24 January 2016 [prolongation; was: 16 January 2016] Exhibition about the influence of Napoleon's expedition to Egypt (1798-1799) on Europe, notably Bologna. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL c) Museo del Territorio Biellese Chiostro di San Sebastiano - Via Quintino Sella, 13900 Biella (BI) * "Neb Ankh. L’Egitto funerario di Ernesto Schiaparelli" [Neb ankh. The funerary Egypt of Ernesto Schiaparelli] date: 6 November 2016 - 8 January 2017 Photographic exhibition dedicated to Ernesto Schiaparelli. In addition, a wooden statue of the mummy Taaset and her sarcophagus, on loan from the Museo Egizio in Turin, will be displayed. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL d) Chiesa di San Jacopo Campo Corbollini, Via Faenza 43, Firenze * “Distruzione, Ricostruzione: minacce al patrimonio culturale del Mediterraneo” [DEstruction, REconstruction - Threats to Mediterranean Cultural Heritage] date: 11 May 2015 - 11 May 2016 A virtual exhibition curated by MA students of Museum Studies; focussing on heritage problems in Egypt, Syria, Libya and Italy. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL e) - f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4 - 00197 Roma URL * "La misteriosa scoperta della tomba di Tutankhamun" [The mysterious discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun] [was: "Alla scopterta della Tomba del faraone Tutankhamon"] date: 22 October 2014 - 30 June 2017 [2nd prolongation; was: till 20 June 2016] Exhibition of ca. 30 replicas of KV62 objects. info: URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL With photo gallery. URL URL About the opening on 28 October. URL info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL About the opening on Oct. 28. URL Photo gallery. info: English press report at URL Here the exhibition is said to run from 31.10.2014 to 31.10.2015 (versus the two years mentioned elsewhere). * "Egitto dal cielo, 1914. La riscoperta del fotografo pioniere, prigioniero, professionista Theodor Kofler" [Egypt from the Sky, 1914. The rediscovery of the photographer pioneer, prisoner, professional Theodor Kofler] date: 16 April 2015 - TBA The exhibition, conceived and curated by Professor Patrizia Piacentini, celebrates the centennial of the first aerial photographs of ancient Egyptian monuments, collected in an amazing album preserved in the Egyptological Archives of the Università degli Studi di Milano since 2001. Despite his skills, Kofler, as a photographer, was until now almost unknown. He has been rediscovered thanks to research of the Milanese Chair of Egyptology, started more than 10 years ago and undertaken in different European and African countries. Earlier at the Università degli Studi di Milano (11 February 2015 - 13 March 2015). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL g) Museo Archeologico Nazionale Piazza Museo Nazionale, 19, 80135 - Napoli URL * Re-opening of the "Sezione Egizia e Sezione Epigrafica" date: 7 [was: 8] October 2016 - ongoing The “Sala dei culti orientali” are dedicated to ancient Egyptian and Asiatic cults in Roman Campania. info: URL English: URL Website section about the Isis Temple: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: URL "La Collezione Egiziana, seconda per importanza in Italia solo a quella del Museo Egizio di Torino, (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL "Dopo sei anni di chiusura è finalmente prevista per ottobre la riapertura della sezione egizia e della sezione epigrafica al Museo Archeologico di Napoli. L’inaugurazione al pubblico sarà il 7 ottobre alle ore 17.00 e si potranno ammirare le dieci sale interamente riallestite con oltre 1400 reperti e con un nuovo percorso espositivo." URL "Grandi novità in arrivo per il MANN, il Museo Archeologico di Napoli. Dopo sei anni di chiusura, a ottobre riaprono finalmente (inaugurazione aperta al pubblico 7 ottobre ore 17.00) la Sezione Egiziana e la Sezione Epigrafica, con oltre 1400 reperti e 10 sale interamente riallestite con un nuovo percorso espositivo e un’ampia offerta didattica." info: Italian press reports at URL "Il percorso egizio nelle sale del seminterrato è stato oggetto di specifici interventi per il controllo microclimatico e illuminotecnico e ospiterà un’esposizione suddivisa in grandi temi: 'Il faraone e gli uomini', 'la tomba e il suo corredo', 'la mummificazione', 'la religione e la magia', 'la scrittura e i mestieri', 'l’Egitto e il Mediterraneo antico'. Un’ampia sezione introduttiva presenterà, anche attraverso l’esposizione di falsi settecenteschi, di calchi ottocenteschi e di esempi dell’arredo antico, le vicende della sezione e delle sue raccolte, preziose testimonianze di storia del collezionismo egittologico." URL info: Italian press reports at URL Includes a large slideshow (41 slides) and a video report [3:36 mins.]. URL info: Italian press report at URL "La collezione del MANN è seconda a quella del Museo Egizio di Torino, ed è in realtà la più antica d’Europa. Si compone di due importanti e prestigiose raccolte private, quella dei Borgia e dei Picchianti. La prima si è formata ne corso del Settecento ad opera del Cardinale Stefano Borgia, mentre il secondo nucleo di opere, più recente, sono merito di Giuseppe Picchianti, marito della Contessa Angelica Droso, che viaggiò a lungo per i maggiori siti archeologici egiziani, raccogliendo un gruppo di notevole importanza di reperti, tra sarcofagi, vasi e mummie. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL Includes several photographs. URL "Il percorso nelle sale del seminterrato del MANN – oggetto di specifici interventi per il controllo microclimatico e illuminotecnico – sarà ora tematico e rileggerà i materiali del museo svelando il fascino della grande civiltà egizia: 'il faraone e gli uomini', 'la tomba e il suo corredo', 'la mummificazione', 'la religione e la magia', 'la scrittura e i mestieri', 'l’Egitto e il Mediterraneo antico'. Un’ampia sezione introduttiva presenterà – anche attraverso l’esposizione di falsi settecenteschi, di calchi ottocenteschi e di esempi dell’arredo antico – le vicende della sezione e delle sue raccolte, preziose testimonianze di storia del collezionismo egittologico." URL info: Italian press reports at URL "La collezione, che viene dunque rimescolata con nuovi criteri, si compone in tutto di 2.500 pezzi. Solo un 5% resta ancora nei depositi del Museo, ma solo perché di rilevanza minore rispetto agli esemplari presenti nell’esposizione al pubblico." URL "Il ritorno dei Faraoni a Napoli: dopo anni di attesa e grazie al forte impulso dato dal direttore Paolo Giulierini ai lavori il Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (MANN) restituisce alla città due collezioni molto amate e riallestite con una veste totalmente nuova e innovativa. L’appuntamento è per il 7 ottobre 2016 alle 18:30 quando i partenopei potranno ammirare sotto una nuova luce la sezione Egizia e quella Epigrafica." URL "Dalle teste di mummia, souvenir importati dai turisti europei dai loro viaggi in Egitto, all’orologio d’acqua e sino alle mummie. Il viaggio di Napoli nell’Egitto è uno spaccato della storia umana, 3000 a.C. al 640 d.C., lungo, bello e mozzafiato. Tra i reperti esposti nella sezione egizia del MANN di Napoli, sezione che riapre dopo sei anni di restauri, vi sono la dama di Napoli e la testa di Alessandro Magno." Includes a slideshow. A video report: "Napoli in viaggio per l'Egitto" [1:59 mins.]: URL Another video report: "Napoli. Riapre la sezione egizia al MANN" [2:40 mins.]: URL info: Italian press reports at URL "All’Archeologico riapre la sezione Egizia, parte di un progetto che unisce la terra dei faraoni a Pompei. Uno scrittore racconta la familiarità di questo luogo: «Se non ci fossero le teche useremmo le posate degli antichi Romani per poi lavarle e riporle»" URL "Il direttore Paolo Giulierini racconta nell'intervista ad Artribune i criteri del nuovo allestimento. La collezione era chiusa da sei anni per insalubrità delle sale" Interview with the director of the museum Paolo Giulierini; includes a slideshow and a video report of the interview [6:01 mins.] URL h) - i) - j) Centro Commerciale Le Maioliche Via Bisaura, 3, 48018 Faenza RA URL * "Egitto. Il mistero dei Faraoni" date: 23 October 2016 - 26 November 2016 Exhibition about characters, props, and set reconstructions from famous movies with an ancient Egyptian theme. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL "Dal 29 ottobre si riparte con una nuova mostra e questa volta l’obiettivo è quello di far conoscere l’Egitto del Nuovo Regno attraverso il racconto della scoperta della tomba di Tutankhamon, la fedele ricostruzione della sua camera funeraria a scala reale e mostrando la vita del popolo egizio di quell’epoca." URL URL 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) Museo etnografico Castiglioni V. G. B. Vico 46, S. Ambrogio, 21100 Varese * "L’Egitto di Tutankhamon" [The Egypt of Tutankhamun] date: 29 October 2016 - 12 February 2017 A replica of Tutankhamun's funeral chamber and of other objects from his tomb are on display. The replica is based on photographs of Giacomo Lovera and Sandro Vannini. In addition photographs of the ceiling were used which were taken shortly after the discovery. Therefore this replica may be as authentic as possible. The preparation needed about three years of studies. info: Italian press reports at URL "Dal 29 ottobre si riparte con una nuova mostra e questa volta l’obiettivo è quello di far conoscere l’Egitto del Nuovo Regno attraverso il racconto della scoperta della tomba di Tutankhamon, la fedele ricostruzione della sua camera funeraria a scala reale e mostrando la vita del popolo egizio di quell’epoca. La mostra sarà visitabile fino al 12 febbraio 2017, con una possibile proroga fino ad aprile in caso di grande presenza di pubblico. (...) Ancora una mostra su Tutankhamon? Certo! Ma una mostra del tutto particolare che mette in evidenza la storia di Tutankhamon ma anche la vita quotidiana delle genti dell’Egitto faraonico." Video report: "Castiglione, il Museo del Faraone" [2:14 mins.] URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL --FRANCE-- a) - b) - c) Musée Champollion – Les Écritures du Monde place Champollion, 46100 Figeac URL * "Champollion intime" date: 4 June 2016 - 4 May [was: 15 June] 2017 info: URL info: URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "Le musée Champollion fête ses trente ans et choisit de revenir aux fondamentaux en rendant hommage à l’égyptologue dont il occupe la maison natale. Pour ce faire, la mémoire de son frère Jacques-Joseph, témoin privilégié de ses découvertes, semblait indissociable du projet. Ainsi, le musée Champollion de Vif en Isère, qui n’est autre que la maison de ce frère, a consenti à prêter pendant une année au musée figeacois les objets les plus emblématiques de sa collection.(..)" d) Musée départemental Arles antique Presqu'île du cirque romain BP 205, 13635 Arles cedex. URL * "Savoir et pouvoir sous Ramsès II: Khâemouaset, le prince archéologue" date: 8 October 2016 - 22 January 2017 Exhibition about prince Khaemwaset (son of Ramessess II) and his work in the Memphite area; with among the objects (mostly on loan from The Louvre) jewelry and amulets found on his mummy and objects found in the Apis tombs in Saqqara. info: URL info: URL URL With many photos. info: French press reports at URL "(..) "Atypique dans l'histoire de l'Égypte", insiste Alain Charron, conservateur en chef du patrimoine et commissaire de l'exposition (..). "Il a laissé des témoignages partout, restauré et bâti de très nombreux monuments." Tellement que, même mille ans après sa mort, les Égyptiens "se plaisaient à propager des contes dans lesquels le prince apparaissait comme un magicien hâbleur..." "On recense aujourd'hui 151 oeuvres à son nom, c'est énorme. Il était un grand bâtisseur, à l'image de son père." Son attachement et son intérêt à restaurer les monuments de ses ancêtres datant de l'Ancien Empire, construits dans la région de l'ancienne capitale économique du pays, Memphis, donneront à Khâemouaset le titre de "père de l'archéologie". "Pourquoi le faisait-il ? Pour la restauration du bâtiment en lui-même, ou pour la restauration du culte de cesnoms du passé ? À mon sens, c'était pour les deux raisons", ajoute Alain Charron. (..)" URL About the opening, with photos of objects. info: French press report at URL e) Musée Archéologique Henri Prades 390 Route de Pérols, 34970 Lattes URL * “À l’école des scribes : les écritures de l’Égypte ancienne” date: 9 July 2016 - 2 January 2017 Exhibition that highlights the different writing systems in ancient Egypt: hieroglyphic, hieratic and demotic, via 70 artefacts on loan from several museum collections and private collections, notably the Louvre. info: [PDF] URL info: URL info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL With a small photo gallery. info: French press reports at URL "Près de 70 œuvres parfois inédites ou méconnues présentent une vision claire et renouvelée des différentes écritures de l’Egypte ancienne (hiéroglyphes, hiératiques et domestiques), en majeure partie issues des collections du musée du Louvre, de collections privées et universitaires." URL info: video report: "Exposition : Les écritures de l'Egypte ancienne à Lattes" [1:44 mins.] URL info: French press reports at URL With video at URL URL f) - g) Musée Denon Place de l'hôtel de Ville, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saône * "De Rome à Babylone, Trésors cachés du musée Denon" [From Rome to Babylon, hidden treasures of the Musée Denon] date: 25 June 2016 - 17 May 2017 Objects of the museum collection, among them several of Ancient Egypt, are on display. The exhibiton also commemorates the Egyptologists François Chabas and Jules Chevrier who have given their private collections to the museum. info: French press reports at URL URL "Cette exposition vous invite au voyage avec la découverte d’objets archéologiques jusqu’alors conservés dans les réserves du musée. (..)" h) Musée Rodin 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris URL * “Égyptomanie” date: 2018 info: source - press report at URL i) Les labyrinthes de Hauterives 390 "les Bessées", 26390 Hauterives * "Le Grand Temple d'Abou Simbel" [The great temple of Abu Simbel] date: 9 April 2016 - 31 August 2016, and the weekends of September, 2016 A reproduction of the front of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel is on display. info: French press reports at URL URL "Le labyrinthe végétal d'Hauterives dans la Drôme propose pour sa quinzième saison une nouvelle attraction : la reconstitution du grand temple égyptien d'Abou Simbel. Un décor reproduit à l'identique de l'original et qui revoit le jour aujourd'hui grâce à Alain Orcel, un passionné d'Egypte ancienne." Includes a video report of the exhibition [1:42 mins.] and a video report of 1965: "Le sauvetage du temple d'Amada" [4:14 mins.] j) - k) Château de Châteaubriant Place du Général de Gaulle 44 110 Châteaubriant URL * "L'Égypte des pharaons" [Egypt of the Pharaohs] date: 3 June 2016 - 30 October 2016 Exhibition with more than 100 objects of the collection of the Musée Dobrée (incl. mummies and coffins), complemented by loans from the Musée du Louvre. The exhibition also introduces the Egyptologist Frédéric Cailliaud of the 19th century, to whom the Musée Dobrée owes much of its collection. After its success in 2015 (it ran 12 June 2015 - 29 November 2015) the exhibition is renewed for another season. info: URL Includes a slideshow. info: URL With photos of displays. info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL "Cette exposition se décline en quatre thématiques : l'histoire de l'égyptologue Frédéric Caillaud, à qui le musée Dobrée doit l'essentiel de ses collections ; la vie quotidienne des Égyptiens ; les représentations des pharaons et la religion ; la mort et les rites funéraires." URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL l) Cap Sciences Hangar 20, Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux URL * “Les momies ne mentent jamais…” date: 9 July 2016 - 5 March 2017 Exhibition with 25 mummies from across the world and more than 150 related objects. This exhibition was based on "Momias, testigos del pasado" at Parque de las Ciencias, Granada (October 2014 - January 2016). info: URL With video. info: French press reports at URL URL With photos of displays. --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - b) Musée royal de Mariemont Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140 Morlanwelz URL * “Coptic textiles” [Title TBA] date: 2019 More than 200 fragments of coptic textile, recently donated by the King Baudouin Foundation. info: URL --SPAIN-- a) Espai Cultura, Fundació Antiga Caixa Sabadell 1859 c. d'En Font 25, 08201 Sabadell * "Antic Egipte i Teixits Coptes de Montserrat" date: 1 September 2016 - 27 November 2016 info: URL info: Catalan press reports at URL URL b) Universidad de Jaén * "De Asuán a Jaén. Desenterrando el Pasado en la 'Colina del Viento'" date: 7-18 November 2016 Photographic exhibition about the Proyecto Qubbet El-Hawa. place: Sala de Exposiciones del Edifi cio C5. Campus Las Lagunillas info: source - URL URL About a series of related lectures. c) - 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) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid * "Faraones: reyes de Egipto" date: TBA, 2018 Exhibition with ca. 130 objects on loan from the British Museums. Will also travel to the CaixaForum venues in Barcelona (2019), Girona (2019), Tarragona (2019), and Lleida (2020). info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL f) Museo Liceo Egipcio Palacio de Gaviria, C/ Conde Luna 6, León URL * “El Anillo de Tutankhamón. Joyería y Magia en el Antiguo Egipto” [The Ring of Tutankhamen. Jewelry and Magic in Ancient Egypt] date: Summer 2016 info: URL info: source - URL g) Museo Bíblico y Oriental Instituto Bíblico y Oriental de León, Real Colegiata de San Isidoro, Plaza Santo Martino, 5. León URL * “Cleopatra, la griega y la egipcia” [was: "Cleopatra y las reinas de Alejandría"] date: TBA (in preparation) Exhibition with nearly 200 works dealing with Cleopatra. info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL h) Museu Egipci de Barcelona / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona URL * "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento" [Tutankhamun. History of a discovery] date: 30 November 2012 - TBA [was: till 31 December 2015] [several times prolongated] info: URL * "Osiris, Déu d'Egipte, l'ésser que roman perfecte" / "Osiris, dios de Egipto, el ser que permanece perfecto" date: 10 March 2016 - TBA [2nd prolongation? was: till: 31 October 2016; was: till 30 June 2016] Exhibition with ca. 35 objects relating to the figure of Osiris and the mythological and ritual aspects connected with him. info: URL "(..) Estàtues, amulets, esteles, uixebtis i ceptres formen part d’aquesta col·lecció de peces que conforma la mostra i d’entre les quals en destaca una de les darreres adquisicions del Museu: un sarcòfag de fusta d’època ptolemaica (segle III aC)." There is a series of lectures connected with the exhibition. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL Both have photos of artefacts. info: Spanish press report at URL i) - j) - k) - l) - m) - n) Museu de Cultures del Món Palau Nadal, El Carrer Montcada, Barcelona URL English: URL * "Opening museum" date: 7 February 2015 - Ongoing info: Spanish press reports at URL "El hotelero Jordi Clos cede 37 piezas al nuevo espacio, que abrirá sus puertas en el Palau Nadal el próximo 7 de febrero Además de haber alumbrado con el Museo Egipcio de Barcelona uno de los centros privados dedicados a la civilización egipia más importantes, el hotelero Jordi Clos ha puesto su granito de arena en el Museo de la Culturas del Mundo, nuevo espacio municipal que abrirá sus puertas el próximo 7 de febrero en el Palau Nadal, con la cesión de 37 piezas arqueológicas. (..)" Among the new pieces is an Egyptian sarcophagus. URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) Powerhouse Museum 500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW 2007 URL * "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives" date: 10 December 2016 - 25 [was: 30] April, 2017 Six mummies selected from the British Museum collection who lived and died in Egypt between 1800 and 3000 years ago will be on display alongside their 3D CT scan visualisations to reveal more about the age, sex, identity, state of health and mummification of each individual. The mummies will also be accompanied by almost 200 objects of funerary use and daily life. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Our first international partner to host Egyptian mummies: exploring ancient lives (a touring version of the exhibition displayed in Bloomsbury) will be the Museum of Applied Arts and Science in Sydney. (...)" info: URL "(..) Six mummies selected from the British Museum collection who lived and died in Egypt between 1800 and 3000 years ago can be viewed at the Powerhouse Museum, alongside their 3D CT scan visualisations (..)." info: English press report at URL "(..) [The exhibtion] will feature six mummies from the British Museum’s collection, all scanned using the latest CT technology. Interactive, 3D visualizations will allow visitors to explore the mummies, while displays of over 200 objects will help place each one in its historical context. (..)" info: English press report at URL b) Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000 URL * “Tutankhamun — His Tomb and His Treasures” date: 29 September 2016 - 15 January 2017 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. info: URL info: source - press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL Dr Zahi Hawass visited during the opening week. info: English press report at URL c) National Museum of Australia Lawson Cres, Acton ACT 2601, Canberra URL * “A History of the World in 100 Objects” date: 9 September 2016 - 29 January 2017 The touring exhibition with 100 objects from the British Museum, including the coffin of Shepenmehit and a large statue of Ramses II. Most recently in Japan, at the National Museum, Kyushu (14 July 2015 – 6 September 2015) and City Museum, Kobe (20 September 2015 – 17 January 2016), and at Western Australian Museum, Perth (date: February 13, 2016 - June 18, 2016). info: URL info: source - English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL --DENMARK-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15, CH-8002 Zürich URL * "Osiris - Das versunkene Geheimnis Ägyptens" ["Osiris - Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries"] [was: "Osiris - Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze"] date: 10 February 2017 - 16 July 2017 [was: February 2017 - TBA] The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, of which 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 22 from the Graeco-roman Museum, 31 from Alexandria National museum, 15 from Bibliotheca Alexandrina museum and 207 artefacts from the Sunken monuments department. Earlier venues are the Arab World Institute in Paris (8 September 2015 - 31 January 2016; "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte") and the British Museum in London (19 May 2016 – 27 November 2016; "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds"). info: (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 b) Musée historique de Vevey Le Château, 2, rue du Château, CH-1800 Vevey URL * “Le goût des belles choses: collection archéologique de David Doret (1821-1904)". date: 13 May 2015 - 26 February 2016 Exhibition about the 19th c. collection of David Doret, with 200 objects from Italy, Greece, the Levant, and Egypt. Includes ancient Egyptian amulets and funerary statuettes. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "(..) La collection de David Doret, quasi exposée dans son entier à l’exception de quelques éléments sans grande valeur architecturale, est propriété du musée. Léguée par les neveux de Doret, elle a été montrée en 1915, puis en 1991. «David Doret a collecté plus de 200?pièces à l’occasion de deux grands voyages, dont un, en 1893, en Palestine, en Egypte, en Grèce et en Italie», indique Françoise Lambert.(..)" With small photo gallery. info: French press report at URL With short photo gallery (incl. Bastet-cat statues). c) - d) Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum Museumsstrasse 50, CH-9000 St.Gallen URL * “Welten sammeln” date: March 2016 - Ongoing Opening of the new permanent exhibiton that provides an overview of several of the world's cultures (the Pacific, North and South America, Africa, and ancient Egypt) via museum objects and their history. info: URL e) Naturhistorisches Museum Basel Augustinergasse 2, 4051 Basel URL * “Mumien - Rätsel der Zeit” [Mummies - Riddles of time] date: 16 September 2016 - 30 April 2017 Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. Earlier in the Drents Museum, Assen (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014, "Mummies - Surviving after Death"), the Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest (1 October 2014 - 17 May 2015, "World of Mummies"), the Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg (12 June 2015 - 10 January 2016, "Momies - Un rêve d'éternité"), and the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim (12 February 2016 - 28 August 2016, "Mumien der Welt"). The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. info: URL info: German press report at URL " Welche Geschichten erzählen Mumien? Das will das anatomische Institut herausfinden und untersucht menschliche und tierische Mumien aus der ganzen Welt in einem Scanner. Die Resultate sind erstaunlich. (..) Neben dreizehn menschlichen Mumien werden in der Sonderausstellung auch zahlreiche Tiermumien gezeigt. (..)" With a video of a TV report (in Swiss German) about the scanning of the mummies. info: German press reports at URL "Über 60 Tiermumien und zahlreiche menschliche Mumien sind ab Freitag im Naturhistorischen Museum Basel zu sehen. Die Sonderausstellung geht insbesondere der Frage nach, unter welchen Bedingungen tote Körper die Zeit überdauern." URL URL URL info: German press report at URL "Le musée d'histoire naturelle de Bâle, en Suisse, présente une exposition baptisée 'Momies-Mystères du temps'. Elle rassemble une soixantaine de momies humaines et animales, originaires du monde entier, momifiées naturellement pour la plupart. L'occasion de découvrir comment un corps sans vie peut traverser les siècles et quelles informations les scientifiques peuvent en tirer. (..)" f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * Closure of the Egyptian Galleries date: 28 june 2015 - TBA info: URL g) Musée Rath Place de Neuve 1, 1204 Genève URL * “Révélations. Photographies à Genève” date: 27 May 2016 - 11 September 2016 The exhibition also includes some collections of early 20th c. photographs of excavations in Egypt (e.g. taken by Marguerite Naville). info: URL Press release [PDF]: URL info: French press reports at URL URL h) - i) Musées d’art et d'histoire Rue Charles-Galland 2, 1206 Genève URL * "3000 ans sans monnaie" date: 11 october 2016 - 15 January 2017 Small exhibition about the ancient Egyptian economy. info: URL Press release [PDF] at URL info: French press reports at URL "Son absence n’échappera pas aux habitués de la salle égyptienne du MAH: la statue monumentale de Ramsès II a mis les voiles. (..) Le fleuron de la collection a été prêté au Muséeantique d’Arles jusqu’à la fin de janvier 2017. (..) Un échange de bonsprocédés qui a permis de mettre en place, dans l’espace laissé libre par Ramsès II, une installation intelligente sur le thème du…troc: 3000 ans sans monnaie se compose de quatre vitrines et d’une table tactile. Jean-Luc Chappaz, conservateur en charge des collections d’archéologie, a pris appui pour sa démonstration sur une pièce prêtée par la Fondation Gandur pour l’art (FGA): «Il s’agit d’une stèle de donation du Nouvel Empire, en calcaire, datant du XIIe siècle av. J.-C. Elle représente le pharaon Ramsès III en train d’honorer une statue du dieu Amon qu’il a fait ériger pour le 25e anniversaire de son règne. (..)" URL --SWEDEN-- a) Magasin 9 Frihamnsgatan 66, 115 66 Stockholm URL * “Tutankhamun. Graven og skatterna” [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 26 November 2016 - 30 April 2017 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. Most recent previous venues were the Olympiapark München (3 April 2015 - 13 September 2015), the Zeitenströmung, Dresden (1 October 2015 - 28 February 2016), and Messe Graz, Graz (22 March 2016 - 14 August 2016). info: URL --ESTONIA-- a) University of Tartu Art Museum Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu * "A Journey to the Orient: Otto Friedrich von Richter’s (1791–1816) trips and collection" date: May 26, 2016 - March 3, 2017 Exhibition about the legacy and collections (two mummies, manuscripts and drawings) of Otto Friedrich von Richter. info: URL ---POLAND--- a) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie [Archaeological Museum in Krakow] ul. Senacka 3 Kraków 31-002 URL * "Dwadziescia lat polskich wykopalisk w Sakkarze (Egipt)" [Twenty years of Polish excavations in Saqqara (Egypt)] date: 1 March 2016 - 19 December 2016 Exhibition on the results of the excavations of Polish archaeologists near the pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, Egypt. One important find was the discovery of the tomb of the vizier Merefnebef of the 6th dynasty. info: URL info: (in Polish) URL (in English) URL info: Polish press report at URL info: Polish press report at URL Interview with Dr. Karol Mysliwiec. b) Muzeum Archeologiczne Oddzial Muzeum Miejskiego Wroclawia Arsenal Miejski, Cieszynskiego 9, 50-136 Wroclaw URL (Polish) URL (English) * "Tajemnice egipskich grobowców" [Secrets of Egyptian tombs] date: 8 October 2016 - 10 January 2017 [was: September 2016 - December 2016] Exhibition with a replica of an Egyptian tomb, 3D printed models of monuments (that may be touched), plus authentic artefacts from Polish collections. info: URL info: Polish press reports at URL URL info: source - Polish press report at URL c) Museum Jacek Malczewski Rynek 11, 26-600 Radom URL * "Oswoic nieuniknione, przyblizyc nieznane" date: 4 November 2016 - 30 April 2017 Exhibition about funerary rites from ancient Egypt till the present. info: URL info: Polish press reports at URL URL --RUSSIA-- a) The State Hermitage Museum 2, Palace Square, 190000 St Petersburg URL * “Nefertari” [title TBA] date: June 2017 - TBA Exhibition about the tomb of Nefertari (wife of Ramesses II), with items on loan from the Museo Egizio di Torino. Earlier at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden (17 November 2016 - TBA), and will travel to four stops in China. info: source - Italian press report at URL --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Národní muzeum/National Museum Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Prague 1 URL * “Ríša slnka: Abú Sír v dobe stavitelov pyramíd” [Empire of the Sun: Abusir at the time of the pyramid builders] date: 2019 Exhibition of 100-150 artifacts from the Czech archaeological excavations in Abusir. info: source - Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL Lack of finances may hamper the organizing of the exhibition. b) - c) - d) Krížové chodby Karolina Univerzity Karlovy v Praze [Cloister Karolina Charles University] Ovocný trh 3, Prague 1 * "Z Asuánu do Chartúmu: Ceské archeologické výzkumy mezi nilskými katarakty" [From Aswan to Khartoum: Czech excavations between the Nile cataracts] date: 13 [was: 12] October 2015 - 11 November 2015 Exhibition of photographs that depict the archaeological work in Egypt and Sudan by the Czech Institute of Egyptology at the Charles University in Prague. info: URL info: source - URL info: Czech press release at URL info: video "Czechoslovak Mission in Nubia in 1960's" [20:11 mins.] at URL "Unique footage from the archaeological missions of Czechoslovak Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in 1960's." info: Czech press reports at URL Interview with curator Dr Lenka Varadzinová. URL URL --LUXEMBOURG-- a) - --ANDORRA-- a) - --JAPAN--- a) The Museum of Kyoto Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 604-8183 URL * "The Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids: The Treasures from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo" date: October 1, 2016 - December 25, 2016 Exhibition of about 120 artifacts from the Egyptian Museum Cairo; it will tour Japan for 25 months (till September 2017), being hosted by eight cities (Tokyo, Matsuyama, Sendai, Kagoshima, Kyoto, Toyama, Fukuoka, and Shizuoka). Earlier at the Mori Arts Center Gallery, Minato-ku, Tokyo (16 October 2015 - 3 January 2016), Matsuyama (February-March 2016), Sendai City Museum (22 April 2016 - 26 June 2016), and in Kagoshima (until 15 September, 2016). info: URL With photos of objects. info: (in English) URL info: older English press report at URL b) Toyama Regional Museum TBA * "The Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids: The Treasures from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo" date: 13 January 2017 - 26 March 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),and The Museum of Kyoto (October 1, 2016 - December 25, 2016); it will travel to Shizuoka City Museum (8 April 2017 - 25 June 2017) and Fukuoka City Museum (15 July 2017 - 24 September 2017). info: source - URL --CHINA-- a) TBA * “A history of the world in 100 objects” date: 2017 The touring exhibition with 100 objects from the British Museum, including the coffin of Shepenmehit and a large statue of Ramses II. Most recently in Japan, at the National Museum, Kyushu (14 July 2015 – 6 September 2015) and City Museum, Kobe (20 September 2015 – 17 January 2016), and at Western Australian Museum, Perth (date: February 13, 2016 - June 18, 2016); soon at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra (9 September 2016 - 29 January 2017). info: source - URL b) - c) Nanjing Museum Nanjing City, Zhongshan Road No. 321 * "Pharaohs and Kings: Treasures of Ancient Egypt and China's Han Dynasty" date: 17 August 2016 - 9 January 2017 The exhibition "presents the different features of ancient Egypt civilization and Han Dynasty (202 BC-AD 220) civilization through a comparison of the two ancient cultures. Nearly 150 antiques from the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada and 150 pieces of unearthed Han Dynasty relics from domestic museums nationwide are put on display together." info: (including a slideshow) URL --INDIA-- a) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) 159-161 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400023, Maharashtra URL * "Mummy: An Unsolved Mystery — Conserving Mumbai’s Egyptian Treasures" date: 27 October 2016 - 4 January 2017. Exhibition of a Ptolemaic coffin and mummy (the only mummy in Mumbai), plus 21 other items (amulets, scarabs, and other burial objects). info: URL info: English press reports at URL With some photos. URL --MEXICO-- a) Museo de los Conspiradores Andador 5 de Mayo, Ext. 18I Santiago de Querétaro * “Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición” date: 11 March 2016 - 28 August 2016 [prolongation; was: till 12 June 2016] Travelling exhibition with 170 objects, notably KV62 replicas, but also 30 genuine antiquities. Earlier in El Museo del Noreste, Monterrey (March 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014), the Museo de Historia de Tijuana (30 November 2014 - 31(?) July 2015) and the Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura (IMACP) de Puebla (21 August 2015 - 8 February 2016 [was: 10 December 2015]). info: source - URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL b) Centro de Atención Municipal Av. Ribera del Rio Esq. Camino Las Flores S/N, 76900 Corregidora, Querétaro de Arteaga * “Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición” date: cancelled(?) [was: 21 January 2016 - May 2016] c) Centro Cultural Palacio Municipal Jardín Hidalgo 5 , Col. San Luis Potosí Centro, C.P. 78000, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí * "Tutankamón, la tumba, el oro y la maldición" [Tutankhamun, the tomb, the gold and the malediction] date: 15 October 2016 - 15 January 2017 Travelling exhibition with some 200 objects, 15 of them are originals, the others are replicas. info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL "Esta muestra contará con 200 piezas, algunas originales traídas del museo de El Cairo." info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL ---ISRAEL--- a) Israel Museum Nakhman Avigad St, Jerusalem URL * “The Allure of the Sphinx - Ancient Egypt in European Art" date: March 4, 2016 - December 1, 2016 [prolongation; was: October 25, 2016] The exhibition features Old Master paintings: prints by Rembrandt, Hogarth, and others; 19th century photographs; objets d'art; and a special display of rare hand-painted lithographs created by Scottish artist David Roberts following his 1838-39 trip to Egypt and the Near East. info: URL info: English press report at URL “(..) "The premise for this exhibition comes from the fact that Europeans of the 17th and 18th centuries – that also applies to earlier times but our works relate to this particular period – liked to describe stories connected to Egypt,” explains curator Shlomit Steinberg. (..)" info: English press report at URL * “Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story” date: March 4, 2016 - December 31, 2016 [prolongation; was: till October 25, 2016] Exhibition of more than 680 objects demonstrating the cross-fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between ancient Egypt and ancient Israel/Palestine. info: URL "From large-scale royal victory steles and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the exhibition draws from the Israel Museum’s own extensive holdings and from archaeological finds excavated in Israel by the Israel Antiquities Authority, together with seminal loans from The Metropolitan Museum, NY; the Louvre Museum, Paris; the Egyptian Museum, Turin, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, and other important collections worldwide." With picture gallery. info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) presents more than 680 objects that reflect the cross- fertilization of ritual practices and aesthetic vocabularies between these two distinct ancient cultures. From large-scale royal victory stelae and anthropoid coffins to scarabs and amulets, the display features an array of archaeological artifacts discovered in Israel and Egypt—including many drawn from the Museum’s own collections, together with major loans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.; the Louvre Museum, Paris; the Kunsthistorisches Museum; Vienna; the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; and numerous other collections. (..)" Lists some of the objects on display. URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) It presents some 800 objects reflecting the sharing of deities, arts, rituals and ideas of the two ancient and influential cultures. (..)" With some photos of displays. info: English press release, with a slide-show of the artefacts on loan from The Met: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Diese Ausstellung hat alles: Statuen von Pharaonen im Vergleich, Schmuck, Sarkophage und eine Auswahl von Steintafeln aus Amarna (..)." * "A Mummy in Jerusalem: Secrets of the Afterlife" date: 27 July 2016 - April 2017 The focus of this exhibition is the only Egyptian mummy in Israel, belonging to a priest (nicknamed "Alex") from Akhmim, 2,200-year-old and displayed in its original coffin, alongside objects from various tombs (incl. an embalmed ibis). info: URL info: video at URL "The Israel Museum, Jerusalem: Transferring the mummy to the hospital for CT scanning, 2016" info: English press reports at URL "(..) He lived and died in upper-class obscurity around 2,200 years ago, but "Alex"’s remains — the only mummy in Israel — star in an Israel Museum exhibit opening Tuesday. A century before Anthony and Cleopatra, when the Ptolemies ruled the Nile he lived as a priest in the city of Panopolis, modern-day Akhmim, in Upper Egypt. During his lifetime "Alex" was known as Iret-hor-iru — The Protective Eye of Horus — but got his modern moniker after he was donated to Jerusalem’s Pontifical Biblical Institute by Jesuits in Alexandria. (..) Radiocarbon dating of his linen wrappings found he died in the 2nd century BCE, and CT scans found he lived into his late 30s or early 40s (..). He stood 5’5? when he was alive (..). Accompanying Iret-hor-iru in his Israel Museum afterlife are an assortment of Hellenistic and Roman-era funerary masks that were placed over the face of the dead. (..) Amulets in the shape of beasts and birds and crafted out of faience, ivory, gold or semiprecious stones (..) make up a kaleidoscopic menagerie accompanying Iret-hor-iru. (..) The only other mummy in the room is that of an ibis (..) [and its] lifelike sarcophagus (..)." With some photos of the items on display. URL "(..) He was originally 167cm (5ft 6in) tall but either during his lifetime or afterwards, he had shrunk to 154cm. (..)" URL With short video of the coffin and the scanning of the mummy. URL With photos of mummy, coffin, and scans. URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL b) - c) Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum 1 Jabotinsky st., Ramat Gan URL URL * “Protective Force: Egyptian Scarabs from Gemstones” date: November 23, 2015 - TBA The exhibition will explore the significant role of gemstones in ancient Egyptian culture. The scarabs featured in the exhibition come from the collections of the Israel Museum. Also Victorian jewelry set with ancient scarabs will be on display. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL With an image gallery at URL --BRAZIL-- a) - ---CHILE--- a) - +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. K. Eyma This list is not meant for distribution to any other public channel than the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum. It is always wise to contact the organizers of lectures e.d. for confirmation, in case of (last minute) changes. Also note that registration for conferences/symposiums often is months in advance. Students will need an I.D. to get any discounts offered. ====================================================================


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