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February 4, 2016
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, Luxembourg, Austria, Hungary, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Peru, Croatia (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Bulgaria, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Vatican City, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Mexico, Israel, Peru, Republic of South Africa Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma * Thanks for this week's events information go to: Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - USA (f)(l)(q), UK (d)(j)(q), Egypt (a), Italy (e)(i), Spain (m), Switzerland (a), Czech Republic (a), Russia (a)]; Kat Newkirk [(II) - USA (y), UK (d) ]; Bjorn Koopmans [(II) - UK (d)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Germany (a)(o), Italy (i)] ========================================================================== +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --ISRAEL-- a) Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities 43 Jabotinsky st. Jerusalem * Symposium: "Ancient Egyptian-Coptic in Typological Perspective" Symposium commemorating Hans Jacob Polotsky who died 25 years ago. date: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 info: RSVP at email; programme (#) --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --USA-- 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 - ?) and the Cincinnati Art Museum (June 18, 2016 - September 11, 2016). info: URL [update] 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: Fall 2016 [was: Spring 2016; was: Fall 2015] - ongoing info: URL [update] q) Putnam Museum 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA 52804 * "The Discovery of King Tut" [new] date: March 5 [was: March], 2016 - TBA [new] info: URL [update] y) The Franklin Institute Science Museum 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 * "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" date: January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016 [new] info: English press report at URL z) University of Michigan Library Hatcher Graduate Library, 7th Floor Exhibit Space 818 Hatcher Graduate Library South 913 S. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190 URL * "From Christianity to Islam: Egypt between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages" date: January 18, 2016 - May 4, 2016 [NB: Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm] Selected papyri from the University of Michigan's Papyrology Collection illustrate the government, society, and religious culture of Egypt during its transition from Byzantine Christian to Arab Islamic rule (4th to 8th centuries AD). Texts Greek, Coptic Egyptian, and Arabic, many never before on public display, further highlight the richness and diversity of the U-M Collection. info: URL --UK-- [update] d) Two Temple Place 2 Temple Place, Londen WC2R 3BD * "Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt" date: 30th January 2016 - 24th April 2016 [new] 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 j) Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP URL * “Writing for Eternity: decoding Ancient Egypt” date: March 12, 2016 - May 8, 2016 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). info: URL [update] q) World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN * “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” date: October 14, 2016 – February 26, 2017 [new] info: URL --GERMANY-- [update] a) Ägyptisches Museum Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn * “Blickkontakt. Das Gesicht im Alten Ägypten” date: 21 October 2015 - 3 April 2016 [new] info: German press report at URL "Welcher Kunstfreund ließe sich nicht von den stechenden Augen der Mumienmaske eines Mannes faszinieren, mit der das Ägyptische Museum Bonn seine öffentliche Werbung betreibt? Auch sonst sind die Augen in der ägyptischen Kunst derart aussagekräftig, dass sie das Thema der Ausstellung 'Blickkontakt – Das Gesicht im Alten Ägypten' bestimmen. (...) Grundsätzlich geht es im Sepulkralkult nicht um die Identität des Toten, sondern um so etwas wie seine alterslose Vollkommenheit und um seine Wiederbelebung, die sich in den Sinnesorganen, auch in den nach vorn geklappten und unnatürlich hoch angesetzten Ohren manifestiert. (...) Dem Publikum werden Blickkontakte mit der Ausstellung empfohlen!" [update] o) Zeitenströmung Königsbrücker Straße 96, 01099 Dresden * "Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 1 October 2015 - 28 February 2016 [new] info: video report: "Ratte trifft einen Pharao in Dresden" [4:27 mins.] URL "Puppenspielerin 'Ursula von Rätin' ist vom 16. bis 19. Februar auf den Spuren von Tutanchamun in der Zeitenströmung Dresden. (...) Julia Decker hat die Puppenspielerin Cornelia Fritzsche mit Ursula von Rätin vorab getroffen. Mehr im Video." --EGYPT-- [update] a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * "Repatriated Objects Exhibition: 2014-2015" date: January 14, 2016 - February 29, 2016 [new] info: French press report at URL --ITALY-- [update] e) Museo Egizio di Turino Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 Torino * “Pompei e l’Egitto”. [new] date: 4 March 2016 - 4 September 2016 [was: March/April 2016] [new] info: Italian press reports at URL Lists some objects that are included in the exhibition. URL URL With link to a video about one of the objects on loan. [update] i) Museo etnografico Castiglioni V. G. B. Vico 46, S. Ambrogio, 21100 Varese * "Pashed, l'artista del Faraone" [Pashed, artist of the Pharaohs] [new] date: 3 October 2015 - 13 March 2016 [prolongation; was: till 14 February 2016] [new] info: Italian press reports at URL URL "A seguito del grande successo riscosso, la mostra 'Pashed, l’artista del faraone', allestita presso il Museo Castiglioni di Varese, è prorogata fino al 13 marzo." --SPAIN-- [update] g) Museo Bíblico y Oriental Instituto Bíblico y Oriental de León, Real Colegiata de San Isidoro, Plaza Santo Martino, 5. León * “Cleopatra, la griega y la egipcia” date: TBA [new] info: Spanish press report at URL [update] m) Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal Paseo de la Castellana, 214, 28046 Madrid * "Cleopatra y la fascinación de Egipto" [Cleopatra and the fascination of Egypt] date: 3 December 2015 - 8 May 2016 [new] info: URL --SWITZERLAND-- [update] a) Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15, CH-8002 Zürich * "Osiris - Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Osiris - Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] [new] date: February [was: TBA] 2017 - TBA [new] info: source - 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 --RUSSIA-- [update] a) Kramskoy Regional Museum of Fine Arts Revolyutsii Ave., 18/1, Voronezh 394036 * "Eternal Egypt. The 200th anniversary of the collection of Egyptian antiquities of Otto Friedriech von Richter at the Kramskoy Regional Museum of Fine Arts" date: 1 October 2015 - 1 March 2016. [new] info: URL ---- For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below. ++ (III) PERSONALS AND ADMIN NOTES [As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF. They usually are not in the Website version.] +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE--- * (&) The Czech mission in Abusir South has discovered a boat pit with an OK boat: -- Czech press release, in English: URL -- English press reports: URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL "(..) As Bárta puts it, "...[W]here there is one boat, there very well may be more." " URL URL URL -- An English press report that has a slide-show of photos about the dig and the boat that the other reports do not have AFAICT: URL -- French press reports: URL URL * Press report: "Zaorálek slíbil v Egypte podporu archeologum, zaštítí výstavu k výrocí ceské egyptologie" URL The Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs has visited the ongoing Czech excavations in Abusir, and announced that a major exhibition (100-150 artefacts from Abusir) will be organised in Prague in 2019, at the occassion of the 60th anniversary of the Czech Institute of Egyptology. -- Other Czech press reports: URL With a video about the work of the Czech mission. URL URL URL URL -- A video of a Czech TV report about the archaeological work being done in Abusir: URL -- See also Section (I) above. [Next two items submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press report: "La UJA excava una nueva área intacta en la necrópolis Qubbet el Hawa en Egipto" URL "La Universidad de Jaén comenzará el día 4 de febrero su octava campaña de excavaciones arqueológicas en la necrópolis de Qubbet el Hawa en Asuán (Egipto), donde como principal novedad va a excavar una nueva área intacta. (..)" The mission of the University of Jaen will starts its 8th season of excavations in the necropolis of Qubbet Hawa in Aswan on February 4, 2016. They have been assigned a new, yet unexcavated, area. -- Other Spanish press reports: URL URL * Press report: "La moda faraónica era fresca, de lino y en tonos claros" URL "(..) El egipcio antiguo se interesó por la moda y su estilo inspira a día de hoy a las casas de moda internacionales", asegura Rasha Shahin, la directora del departamento de restauración del Museo Textil de El Cairo, el primero de su tipo en Oriente Medio. (..)" [Submitted by Rafi Epand, Bjorn Koopmans, Kat Newkirk, and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Israeli hiker finds ancient Egyptian seal" URL "During a hike with his children on the hills of the Horns of Hattin located in the lower Galilee, Amit Haklai, a resident of Kfar Hittin, found a small white stone nestled among the dark basalt rocks of the area. Amit picked up the stone and saw that it was engraved with the image of a beetle and understood that it was an ancient seal. He quickly called the Israel Antiquities Authority and gave them the artifact. (..) The seal was identified by Dr. Dafan Ben Tor, the curator of the Ancient Egypt department of the Israel Museum, as a scarab, a charm from the new kingdom era of Egypt. According to Ben Tor "the scarab shows king Thutmose III sitting on his throne and in front of him a cartouche that says his name. (..)" With photo. -- Other English press reports: URL With photo of scarab. URL URL The latter report has a larger close-up photo of the scarab. -- German press report: URL [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans and Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Egyptian Museum displaying three artefacts for February ‘Piece of the Month’" URL "The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square re-launched the long-abandoned "Piece of the Month" tradition, which aims at highlighting special artefacts from the museum's treasured collection by displaying them at the entrance gate for one month. The tradition, which aims to encourage tourism to the museum, started in the early 2000s but was discontinued in 2006. Starting this month, the museum is displaying not only one piece, but a collection of objects that are off the tourist path or stored in the museum's galleries. Khaled El-Enani, the museum’s general supervisor, says that for February three artefacts are being displayed; an Oedipus fresco, a statue of an ancient Egyptian holder for offerings and a coloured tapestry. (..)" With details and photos. -- Other press reports, also with photos: URL URL [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans, Kat Newkirk, and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Ancient Egypt in Living Color: Light Show at The Met URL "Like most architecture of ancient origin, New York's Temple of Dendur lost its vibrant colors many centuries ago. Normally we're left to our imaginations to envision how the ancients would have seen their work, but beginning January 29, 2016, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be employing modern technology to bring this ancient Egyptian temple back to colorful life. Specialists in the museum's Egyptian Art Department researched original Egyptian coloring, which the staff at the Met's MediaLab was able to replicate in lighting. The results restore color to a ritual scene which shows the Roman emperor Augustus as a pharaoh, making an offering to Egyptian deities. The experimental light show Color the Temple: Scene 1 will be shown over eight weekends this winter, starting Friday. (..) The display will be visible Friday and Saturday evenings [January 29-30 to March 18-19]. (..)." With photo of the display. -- Other English press reports (with photos from different angles): URL URL URL URL URL URL URL "(...) The software projections allow for a degree of interactivity, allowing tour guides to switch between several possibilities for how the scene might have been originally colored, as well as highlight specific aspects of the scene, such as dialogue carved into nearby hieroglyphs. The MediaLab hopes that this project will be a template for future research. (..)" -- Italian press report: URL -- See also The Met's blog, below, for background info. [Next two items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Penn Museum moves history (carefully) to make way for future" URL "(..) University City is the site of yet another construction project. This time, it's the demolition of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Tower complex, in order to make way for a new patient pavilion. Good for medicine, presumably, but potentially problematic for the tower's next-door neighbor: Penn's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and its vast collection of artifacts. Curators are in the midst of a yearlong effort to examine, stabilize, and move thousands of objects to safety, lest they fall victim to the vibrations from jackhammers and other machinery. (..) Head conservator Lynn Grant, Thurlow, and other museum officials determined that they would need to move 50,000 artifacts for the duration - 45,000 from Egypt, the rest of Asian origin. Most are going to the off-site storage spot, though some will be relocated to safer places within the museum, farther from the walls adjacent to the hospital construction site. (..)" * Press report: "Egypt restores its first pyramid Saqqara" URL A photo gallery about the restoration of the Pyramid of Djoser. [Submitted by Rhio Barnhart, Kat Newkirk, Bjorn Koopmans, and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Did climate change end the reign of the pharaohs? Queen's tomb could shed light on 'dark period' of ancient Egypt 4,600 years ago" URL "The discovery of a tomb of a previously unknown queen is shedding light on a dark period of ancient Egyptian history. Archaeologists recently [i.e. last year] unearthed the 4,600-year-old tomb of Khentkaus III - a queen of the Old Kingdom - in a necropolis of Abu-sir, southwest of Cairo. Now one expert [i.e. Prof. Miroslav Bárta] believes the grave could reveal that the kingdom was facing similar problems to our own, in the form of political unrest and climate change. (..)" -- Other English press reports: URL "(..) A three-dimensional facial reconstruction [of the queen] will be "extremely difficult, if not impossible," however, due to the body's smashed skull, likely a result of tomb raiders. (..) Barta estimates it will take two years to make a full analysis of the tomb's contents, but he's optimistic it will provide a wealth of new information for Egyptologists. (..)" URL URL The latter has more details about Barta's theory on punctuated history, which seems to lie behind the above press reports. * Press report: "Purdue archaeologist returning to Sudan for tomb excavations" URL "A Purdue University archaeologist is returning to Africa to resume excavating ancient burial tombs in the Nile River Valley that her team began unearthing last year. Associate anthropology professor Michele Buzon will leave next week for Sudan for excavations that will continue through early March in the Nubian Desert in northeastern Africa. She’ll be working with Purdue graduate students and others to excavate tombs built about 3,000 years ago. Buzon, who’s a bioarchaeologist, says the site they’re exploring appears to have three large chambers. Their work is shedding light on the relationship between the Egyptians and Nubians during the New Kingdom Empire. Egyptians colonized the area to access Nile River trade routes. Buzon is making her sixth trip to the Nubian Desert in far northern Sudan." * Press report: "Egypt denies breaking, selling pieces of Giza Pyramids to tourists" URL "Egypt has denied reports claiming that some vendors break pieces of Giza Pyramids by hammers to be sold to tourists at $1,000 for every broken rock (..). “Such claims are baseless, as the Tourism and Antiquities Police personnel are deployed in the vicinity of the pyramids area,” said al-Hussein Abdel-Baseer, Haram Antiquities Area head (..). He added that pat-down search is performed on all visitors, adding that no knives, hammers, or any other similar tools are allowed into the area. (..)" * Press report: "How nightmares turned a Swansea professor into a demon hunter" URL About Dr Kasia Szpakowska and the upcoming conference "Demon Things: Ancient Egyptian Manifestations of Liminal Entities" (Swansea). [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans] * Press report: "Rome's lonely Pyramid of Cestius gets a new lease of life" URL "Rome’s only surviving pyramid from ancient times is being put in the spotlight after a Japanese clothing magnate helped pay for an ambitious cleanup. Archaeologists are eager to show off the monument, constructed around 2,000 years ago as the burial tomb for a Roman praetor, or magistrate, named Caius Cestius. (..) 36 metres (119ft) [in hight] (..) The pyramid is one of four known to have been built in ancient Roman days but the only one to survive until today. Their construction reflected a fashion for Egyptian style in Rome after the conquest of Egypt, but the simple, frescoed figures on the chamber’s walls were done in the style of Pompeii (..)" [Next two items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Das Rätsel von Amara West" URL "Die zentrale Frage des Projekts: Siedelten Ägypter hierher, oder übernahmen Nubier Elemente der ägyptischen Kultur?" -- See also Michaela Binder's Archäologieblog, mentioned below. * Press release: "La Provincia spiega la trasferta a Torino del Tempio isiaco" URL "La Provincia di Benevento, a partire dal 4 febbraio 2016, chiuderà per 15 giorni il Tempio isiaco presso Arcos al fine di consentire gli interventi di manutenzione e riparazione degli impianti di proiezione dello stesso Tempio. (...) La Provincia cercherà in tutti i modi di limitare i disagi per i visitatori del Tempio di Benevento con una esposizione virtuale dei reperti in trasferta. (..)" -- See also the exhibition Italy (e), mentioned above. * Some items relating to Egyptomania [submitted by Michael Tilgner (1)(2)(3)]: -- Press report: "The 10 Richest Women of All Time" URL "(...) MONEY borrowed a technique developed by the historians and economists at MeasuringWorth, which compares an individual’s wealth to total global economic output at the time. We have followed the same methodology for this new list, but in addition, we’ve chosen to focus on only those women who went beyond just inheritance and took an active business or political role in managing their fortunes, even if they originally acquired them from fathers or husbands." -- No. 4: Cleopatra [VII] - Peak Wealth/Global: about 2.6 %; No. 2: Hatshepsut - about 20 %. -- Press report: "Herzstück aus 19 Tonnen Granit" URL "Auch wenn noch viel Arbeit im Rohbau des 60- Millionen-Projekts wartet: Nach einer perfekten Aktion steht jetzt ein riesiger Obelisk im Siebenquell-Ressort in Weißenstadt. (...) Der sieben Meter hohe und knapp 19 Tonnen schwere Obelisk hat seinen Platz im Mittelpunkt des künftigen Kurzentrums gefunden. (...) Auf den Seiten der Stele sind vier goldene Inschriften. In vier verschiedenen Sprachen ist dort der Begriff 'Gesund Zeit Reise' verewigt. Die Sprachen Latein, Altgriechisch, Hebräisch sowie ägyptische Hieroglyphen knüpfen an die Badekulturen des alten Ägypten, Griechenlands sowie der Römer und Juden an. (...) 'Der Obelisk wird etwa drei Meter über das Gebäude herausragen und in den nächsten Tagen noch eine Glaspyramide als Dach bekommen', erklärt Gesell. Das bedeute, dass der Stein wie eine riesige Sonnenuhr einen wandernden Schatten im Gebäude wirft: Sinnbild für die stete Vergänglichkeit der Zeit und den immerwährenden Kreislauf des Lebens." -- Press report: "In centinaia alla festa egiziana Il faraone e la regina in trionfo" URL "Benvenuti nell'antico Egitto tra faraoni, sfingi, obelischi e divinità. Tante persone, ieri sera, hanno partecipato alla festa mascherata più incredibile dell'anno ribattezzata 'Egypt Circus Mask' (...) Il clou della festa mascherata c'è stato all'una di notte quando, sulla musica della 'Marcia trionfale dell'Aida' è entrato un lungo corteo di persone vestite con costumi egizi, guidato da un faraone con accanto la sua regina, che hanno accompagnato un sarcofago portato fin sopra il palco." --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk, Bjorn Koopmans, and Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press report: "Sekhemka Egyptian statue sale prompts museum ethics code change URL "(..) The Museums Association has warned organisations not to dispose of items for finanial gain unless it benefits wider collections. It will mean if a museum wants to sell an item, it can only do so "as a last resort" after exhausting other options. (..)" --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entries at the blog of the 2016 season of the Joint Expedition to Malqata (JEM): URL -- "Our Last Days for the Season" (Feb. 3) -- "The Guardhouse" (Feb. 2) -- "Lost and Found" (Feb. 1) -- "Out in the Desert – Again" (Jan. 31) -- "Analyzing the King’s Plasters" (Jan. 30) -- "A Quiet Friday" (Jan. 29) * New entry at the blog of the 2016 season of the British Museum's Amara West mission: URL -- "Amara West 2016: smiles and excitement – a visit from Amara East primary school" (Feb. 3) -- "Amara West 2016: well protected, cemetery excavations now in full swing" (Jan. 30) [With photo of a small scarab depicting a hippopotamous] * New entries at the blog of the 2016 season of the Project AcrossBorders at Sai Island in Upper Nubia: URL -- "Tracing cooking and baking activities at SAV1 East" (Feb. 3) -- "Exposing in situ-remains of Dynasty 18" (Jan. 29) * New entries of the dig diary for the 2016 season of the Proyecto Djehuty: URL -- Entries of Jan. 28-31, Feb. 1-3. [most entries have several photos of finds] * New entry at the blog of the Theban Harbours and Waterscapes Survey: URL -- "THaWS 2016. A Late Start and Sediments Beyond the Temple of Ay and Horemheb" (Jan. 29) * New entries at the Brooklyn Museum blog (tumblr) - "The Brooklyn Museum’s archaeological expedition to the temple precinct of the goddess Mut" (Luxor) URL -- "Dig Diary, Jan. 31" -- "Dig Diary, Jan. 24" * New entry at the blog of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology: URL -- "Ugly Object of the Month – February" (Feb. 3) [A sock excavated at Karanis] * New entry at the blog of the British Museum: URL -- "Study, conservation and display of a rare pair of curtains from Late Antique Egypt" (Feb. 3) [Next four items submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * New entry at the "Artifact Lab" blog of Penn Museum: URL -- "APPEAR Project – Portable X-Ray Fluorescence on the Fayum Mummy Portraits" (Feb. 2) * New entry at the blog of Projecte UEMOT: URL -- "Egipte també al VINSEUM – Museu de les Cultures del Vi de Catalunya" (Jan. 30) * New entry at the blog of bioarchaeologist Michaela Binderist: URL -- "Stürmische Tage in Amara West: Erste Funde in zwei Gräbern" (Jan. 28) [See also some earlier entries this month, all about Amara West.] * Older entry at one of the blogs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: URL -- "Color The Temple: Using Projected Light to Restore Color" (Dec. 23) [background info to the press reports listed above] * New entry at the blog of ASOR: URL -- "Interview with Zahi Hawass" +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * Marco Chioffi, Giuliana Rigamonti, Saqqara I: Hesi, Hetepherakhet, Metjen. Testo geroglifico, traslitterazione, traduzione sia letteraria sia critica, apparato fotografico. Editrice La Mandragora, 2015. 328 pp. ISBN 9788875864743. EUR 28,00 URL "(..) Gli autori presentano il primo volume “Saqqara I” in cui le traduzioni dei testi incisi su pietra provengono dalle tombe dei dignitari Hesi, Hetepherakhet e Metjen, vissuti fra la III e la VI dinastia. (..) Un’ampia documentazione fotografica realizzata dagli autori correda il volume e illustra siti, strutture funerarie e particolari geroglifici menzionati nel testo. (..)" * José Miguel Parra, La vida cotidiana en el Antiguo Egipto. El día a día del faraón y sus súbditos a orillas del Nilo. La Esfera de los Libros, 2015. 496 pp. ISBN 9788490604700. EUR 24.90 (e-book EUR 8.99) URL "(..) José Miguel Parra nos ofrece en este libro una reconstrucción lo más cercana posible a la realidad cotidiana de lo que fue una de las culturas más apasionantes de la historia: la faraónica." Incl. video interview with the author and sample pages. [Submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Roger S. Bagnall, Nicola Aravecchia, Raffaella Cribiore, Paola Davoli, Olaf E. Kaper, Susanna McFadden, An Oasis City. NYU Press, 2016. 256 pp. ISBN 9781479889228. USD 55. TOC at URL The volume includes the results of excavations at Amheida (ancient Trimithis; Dakhla Oasis). [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * * Collection "Egyptomania" [- a popular introduction to ancient Egypt] -- "L’âge d’or de la littérature égyptienne" URL "Ce troisième volume de la collection «?Egyptomania?», en coédition avec les éditions Altaya, nous transporte vingt siècles avant notre ère, au cœur du Moyen Empire égyptien, période de stabilisation du pouvoir monarchique et de rayonnement de la littérature." --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- * TBA --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- * New additions to the Propylaeum-DOK repository: -- Feucht, Erika (1970) Emma Brunner-Traut, Altägyptische Tiergeschichte und Fabel. Gestalt und Strahlkraft, Darmstadt 1968. In: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft, 120 (1970), pp. 332-333 URL -- Schenkel, Wolfgang (1980) Englund, Gertie, Introduction to Pharaonic Egyptian, Uppsala 1975. In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 75 (1980), pp. 17-19 URL -- Schenkel, Wolfgang (1980) Kees, Hermann, Das alte Ägypten. Eine kleine Landeskunde, Berlin 1977. In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 75 (1980), pp. 225-227 URL -- Schenkel, Wolfgang (1981) Kees, Hermann, Der Götterglaube im alten Ägypten, Berlin 1977 ; Totenglauben und Jenseitsvorstellungen der alten Ägypter, Berlin 1977. In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 76 (1981), pp. 13-14 URL -- Schenkel, Wolfgang (1981) D(j.y)-anch „mit Leben beschenkt“ als grammatische Konstruktion. In: Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo, 37 (1981), pp. 427-432 URL -- Verhoeven, Ursula (2004) Katalog Nr. 1.5.8 Kopftafel/ Hypokephalos, Katalog Nr. 1.6.2 Fünf Totenbuchfragmente aus Papyrus. In: Sammler, Pilger, Wegbereiter. Die Sammlung des Prinzen Johann Georg von Sachsen. Mainz 2004, p. 43 , 45-46 URL -- Verhoeven, Ursula (1987) Eine technologische Rarität. Das Brennen von Ziegeln in der Grabdekoration des Mittleren und Neuen Reiches. In: Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo, 43 (1987), pp. 259-266 URL -- Verhoeven, Ursula (2005) Die interkulturelle Rolle von Priestern im ptolemäischen Ägypten (Kat. 166-170). In: Beck, Herbert ; Bol, Peter C. ; Bückling, Maraike (Hrsgg.): Ägypten – Griechenland – Rom, Abwehr und Berührung. Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, 26. November 2005 - 26. Februar 2006. Tübingen 2005, pp. 279-284 , 593-598 URL -- Hoffmann, Friedhelm (2012) Lloyd, Alan B. (Hg.), A companion to ancient Egypt. 2 Bände, Chichester 2010. In: Kratylos, 57 (2012), pp. 215-218 URL -- Hoffmann, Friedhelm (2009) Stefan Pfeiffer, Herrscher- und Dynastiekulte im Ptolemäeerreich. Systematik und Einordnung der Kultformen, München 2008. In: Klio, 91 (2009), p. 496 URL -- Hoffmann, Friedhelm (2008) Jasnow, R., and K.-Th. Zauzich, The Ancient Book of Thoth. Volume 1: Text, Volume 2: Plates, Wiesbaden 2005. In: Bibliotheca Orientalis, 65 (2008), pp. 86-92 URL -- Assmann, Jan (1998) Sammlerin Isis: Einbalsamieren, Beleben, Erinnern. In: Assmann, Aleida ; Gomille, Monika ; Rippl, Gabriele (Hrsgg.): Sammler — Bibliophile — Exzentriker. Tübingen 1998, pp. 21-36 (Literatur und Anthropologie ; 1) URL -- Assmann, Jan (1998) Schrift und Kult. In: Faßler, Manfred ; Halbach, Wulf R. (Hrsgg.): Geschichte der Medien. München 1998, pp. 55-81 (UTB ; 1984) URL -- Assmann, Jan (1997) Zur Ästhetik des Geheimnisses. Kryptographie als Kalligraphie im alten Ägypten. In: Assmann, Aleida ; Assmann, Jan (Hrsgg.): Schleier und Schwelle I: Geheimnis und Öffentlichkeit. München 1997, pp. 313-327 (Archäologie der literarischen Kommunikation ; 5,1) URL -- Burkard, Günter (2010) „Diener an der Stätte der Wahrheit“. Arbeit und Alltag in einer altägyptischen Arbeitersiedlung. In: Kronberg-Tage 2010. Festschrift zum Studiengenossenfest. Aschaffenburg 2010, pp. 183-201 URL -- Burkard, Günter (1995) Literarische Tradition und historische Realität. Die persische Eroberung Ägyptens am Beispiel Elephantine. Teil II. In: Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, 122 (1995), pp. 31-37 , 183. URL -- Burkard, Günter (2003) "Oh diese Mauern Pharaos!" Zur Bewegungsfreiheit der Einwohner von Deir el Medine. In: Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo, 59 (2003), pp. 11-39 URL -- Burkard, Günter (2006) Gasse, Annie: Ostraca Littéraires de Deir al-Médîna. Nos. 1775-1873 et 1156. Tome 5. Le Caire 2005. In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 101 (2006), pp. 409-413 URL -- Burkard, Günter (2001) Kenneth A. Kitchen: Poetry of Ancient Egypt (Aegyptiaca 1). Partille 1999. In: Bibliotheca Orientalis, 58 (2001), pp. 350-354 URL -- Lohwasser, Angelika (1996) Zur Erforschung des antiken Sudan. In: Das Altertum , 42 (1996), Nr. 1. pp. 11-24 URL -- Lohwasser, Angelika (2012) "Ueber Aegypten hinaus!“ Die Archäologie Nubiens. In: Lepper, Verena M. ; Ingelore, Hafemann (Hrsgg.): Karl Richard Lepsius. Der Begründer der deutschen Ägyptologie. Berlin 2012, pp. 149-170 (Kaleidogramme ; 90) URL -- Schenkel, Wolfgang (1979) Studia Aegyptiaca I: Recueil d’études dédiées à Vilmos Wessetzky à l’occasion de son 65e anniversaire. Budapest 1974. In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 74 (1979), pp. 108-111 URL -- Schenkel, Wolfgang (1977) Henry George Fischer, Egyptian Studies, II. The Orientation of Hieroglyphs, New York 1977. In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 69 (1983), pp. 178-181 URL -- Schenkel, Wolfgang (1978) Hellmut Brunner: Abriß der mittelägyptischen Grammatik, 2. Aufl. Graz 1967. In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 73 (1978), pp. 133-135 URL -- Lohwasser, Angelika (2013) Roy, Jane: The Politics of Trade. Egypt and Lower Nubia in the 4th Millennium BC. Leiden 2011. In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 108 (2013), pp. 234-236 URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- * TBA +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list.] * The University of Oxford - Faculty of Oriental Studies, Sackler Library - is looking for a Research Assistant, ‘Tale of Sinuhe’ Project Educated at least to first degree level and working towards a doctorate in Egyptology with an emphasis on textual work, and with (...) experience of hieratic, handling manuscripts and epigraphy, and have a good knowledge of relevant languages ncluding middle and late Egyptian, German and French. (..) The appointment is for a fixed-term of 12 months, for 4 days per week or equivalent, commencing on 1 October 2016. The closing date for applications is 18 March 2016. URL * (&) Universität Trier: Im Fachbereich III - Altertumswissenschaften, Geschichte, Politikwissenschaft, Kunstgeschichte - ist zum 01.04.2017 die W 3 Professur für Ägyptologie wieder zu besetzen. (..) Der Schwerpunkt in Forschung und Lehre soll auf dem Gebiet des griechisch-römischen Ägypten liegen. (..) Closing date: 15 April 2016 URL * (&) The University of Edinburgh invites applications for three lectureships in Archaeology; among the preferred fields of specialism: Near Eastern Archaeology, extending to Egyptology and the archaeology of north Africa. Closing date: 24 February 2016 URL * (&) Beim Ägyptischen Museum und Papyrussammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz ist im Rahmen des Drittmittelprojektes "Localizing 4.000 Years of Cultural History. Texts and Scripts from Elephantine Island in Egypt" (ERC-Grant) zum 1. Juli 2016 die Stelle einer/eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters (Ägyptologie) zu besetzen. Closing date: 15 February 2016 URL [A second job opening with this project, focus Aramaic/Hebrew: URL ] * (&) The Department of Classics and Archaeology at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA) is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in Classics, Classical Civilizations, Near Eastern Archaeology, and Egyptology should an opening arise. (..) We are especially interested in Egyptologists who can teach Egyptian Religion, and Classicists who can teach Greek and/or Latin. Additionally, candidates who can teach courses in Near Eastern Archaeology, Greek and Roman religions and Greek and Roman civilizations should apply. (..)." URL NB: There will be an opening for a part-timer in Egyptian Religion this coming spring (2016). * (&) The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology (SAPE) at the American University in Cairo (ACU) is seeking to recruit one adjunct faculty member in the field of Egyptology for spring 2016 semester. The candidate must have a strong background in Egyptian Architecture. The candidate will teach the following undergraduate course: Introduction to Egyptian Architecture. (..) Review of applications will begin immediately [Dec. 2)] and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. URL * (&) Uppsala University (Sweden) has an opening for a Postdoc position: Postdoktor i egyptologi with a philological research focus; includes teaching responsibilities for Religion and Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture. Deadline for applications is 3 January 2016. URL URL * (&) The University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute seeks applicants for the position of Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions.(..) Candidates must have academic qualifications in a Near Eastern field of specialty, ideally in one of the areas covered by the Oriental Institute’s collections (Egypt, Nubia, Mesopotamia, Syria-Palestine, Anatolia, Iran). (..) Review of applications will begin on Monday, January 18th 2016. (..) Search for Job posting number: 099698 URL * (&) Beim Ägyptischen Museum und Papyrussammlung (ÄMP) der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz ist zum 1. April 2016 die Stelle einer/eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin / wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters (Entgeltgruppe 13 TVöD, Kennziffer: SMB-ÄMP-6-2015) unbefristet zu besetzen. (..) Der Aufgabenbereich umfasst die wissenschaftliche und administrative Betreuung der Schriftträger des griechisch/lateinischen Bereichs der Papyrussammlung mit über 30.000 Objekten. (..) Aussagekräftige Bewerbungsunterlagen werden (..) bis zum 16. Dezember 2015 erbeten (..) (#) * (&) The Department of Classics and Archaeology at Loyola Marymount University is generating an applicant pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach courses in Classics, Classical Civilizations, Near Eastern Archaeology, and Egyptology should an opening arise. The pool will remain in place for two calendar years; those interested in remaining in the pool after the two years must reapply. (..) URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society, London Office, is looking for a Finance & Business Manager (Maternity cover). Start date: As soon as possible, not later than 4 January 2016. To be appointed on a fixed-term contract to run to 31 March 2017. The closing date for applications is 1 December 2015. URL * (&) The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan invites applicants for a full-time (100%) lecturer position in Egyptology beginning September 1, 2016. This is a two-year, non-tenure-track university year appointment, renewable for an additional multi-year period, contingent upon successful performance. Teaching load will be determined by departmental needs, but is expected to be three courses per semester. (..) Review of the applications will begin December 4, 2015. (#) URL * (&) The Fitzwilliam Museum is looking for a Temporary Assistant Conservator (Fixed Term: January - June 2016) to help with the installation of the exhibition ‘Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt’ (..) Closing date: 18 November 2015 URL URL * (&) The British Museum’s Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan is seeking a Project Curator: Modern Egypt to lead and develop a project on Egypt of the 20th and 21st centuries. (..) Closing date: 27 November 2015. URL * (&) Responsable de la bibliothèque de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale du Caire Deadline: 20 November 2015 URL * (&) Am Fachbereich Ägyptologie des Departements Altertumswissenschaften der Universität Basel ist per 1. 1. 2016 (oder nach Vereinbarung) eine Stelle als Doktorand/in im Zusammenhang des SNF-Forschungsprojekts "Diachronic perspectives on a royal necropolis: identity, agency, and interaction" zu besetzen. Die Stelle ist in Basel basiert und der/die erfolgreiche Kandidat/in wird an der Universität Basel als Doktorand/in eingeschrieben. (..). Deadline: 31. Oktober 2015 URL URL * (&) The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology at Brown University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Assyriology, Egyptology, or the material culture of Egypt or Mesopotamia. (..) Candidates should have received their PhD from an institution other than Brown University after 1 July 2011. (..) Deadline: 1 January 2016 URL * (&) Job opening at the Università di Pisa, Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere: Senior Researcher in the Project "Study of the material culture of ancient Egypt in the 2nd and 1st millennium BC". Application deadline: 02/11/2015 URL URL * (&) Job opening at the University of East Anglia, School of Art, Media and American Studies: Lecturer (60%FTE) to provide teaching cover for two undergraduate modules on the art and archaeology of Ancient Egypt. Application deadline: 5 November 2015 URL URL * (&) Hill International is seeking to employ for the Project "Operation and Management Consultancy for the Grand Egyptian Museum": Text writer - Egyptologist Required is a University Degree in Egyptology or other related field and a minimum 15 years of certified post-graduation experience in the archaeology's scientific field. Open until Position Filled URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society is looking for a 'Visiting Fellow' to join the EES team in Cairo for 3 months in 2016. Application deadline: 5 October 2015. Full information: URL * (&) Christ’s College, Cambridge, invites applications for a Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research in Egyptology. The Fellowship will be tenable for four years from not later than 1 October 2016 and is not renewable. Closing date: 29 October 2015 URL URL * (&) Job openings at the Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften, Altertumswissenschaften, Ägyptologisches Seminar: 2 positions - Research Assistant (1/2-part time job) (..) Work on the project Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic (DDGLC) (..) Applicants should have a degree (B.A. hons. or M.A.) in Classical Studies, Coptology, Early Christian Studies, Egyptology, Linguistics, or related disciplines. Good skills in Coptic and a sound knowledge of Greek are preconditions. (..) The posts, which are fixed term contracts, are available from 1 November 2015 until 31 October 2018. (..) Applications deadline: September 14th, 2015 URL * (&) American Journal of Archaeology Editor-in-Chief Position Open For a three-year term beginning in November 2015. (..) Review of application materials begins August 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. (#) * (&) The British Museum's Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan are hiring a Project Curator: Egyptian Exhibition to support a major exhibition of Egyptian antiquities (..). The ideal candidate will be educated to MA level (or equivalent) in Egyptology or related subject, with preference for those with knowledge of the Late and Ptolemaic Periods. (..) Closing Date: Tuesday, 19 May 2015. URL * (&) American Journal of Archaeology Editor-in-Chief Position Open. For a three-year term beginning in November 2015. (..) Review of application materials begins August 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. URL * (&) California State University, San Bernardino, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Egyptology/ Egyptian Studies. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of Anthropology (including Archaeology), Art (including Art History), or History according to her/his disciplinary focus. (...) Applicant files will be reviewed beginning on March 1, 2015. Position open until filled. info: URL ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) The Research Centre “Religions and Societies in the Mediterranean world” (RESMED), a laboratory of excellence affiliated to Sorbonne University (Paris) offers five (5) one-year RESMED postdoctoral fellowships, starting july 2016. Deadline for applications: 15 March 2016. (..) Profile 6 (research axes: B2, C1): "Oracles and individual destinies." Anthropological approach of Pharaonic Egyptian sources: identification of consulted deities and their fields of action, characteristics of divination practices and content analysis in the light of Near Eastern, Greco-Roman and Byzantine sources. (...) URL * (&) University of Liverpool, Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, invites applications from suitably qualified UK/EU prospective PhD students for 5 Graduate Teaching Fellowships (starting in September 2016) in the following areas: Prehistoric archaeology; Science-based archaeology'; Egyptology; Ancient Near Eastern languages and cultures; The history, literature, language, culture and post-antique receptions of ancient Greece and Rome. (..) Closing date for receipt of applications: 15 December 2015. URL * (&) 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 a position of Graduate Fellowship leading to a Ph.D. at the University of Bonn to begin on April 1, 2016. Applications are welcome in all subjects of the Research Training Group in Bonn. Applications in the field of Christian Archaeology (e.g. Coptic Period) are particularly desirable. (..) Application deadline: January 17, 2016 URL * (&) ARCE’s annual fellowship program for predoctoral, postdoctoral and senior scholars conducting research in Egypt, 2015-2016: URL URL Deadline for all Fellowship applications: January 15, 2016 * (&) The Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers one doctoral scholarship to research and complete a doctorate in the "Ancient Objects and Visual Studies" program (former "Material Cultures and Object Studies") at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS). Applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Near Eastern and Prehistoric Archaeology, Egyptology, Classical Archaeology and Ancient Art History, focused on Ancient Art, Early Christian, or Islamic Art, (..) are invited before 24 December 2015. URL * (&) The Pedersen Family Grant for Student Research The Red Sea Institute for Anthropological Research is pleased to announce a granting opportunity for students studying aspects of the human interaction with the Red Sea. This privately-funded grant, administered by the institute, is open to all students studying at the master’s degree level in anthropology, archaeology, and ethnography. The grant is intended to aid students in their thesis research for travel and accommodations or other expenses related to their field, library, or museum research. The grant is not intended to cover costs for students to participate in other's research projects. All applications must be made via regular post or express mail and be post-marked no later than 15 December 2015. No electronic submissions will be considered. The total grant amount will be US$500.00 (five hundred dollars). For further details please see URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society invites applications for grants to support fieldwork and research in Egypt. The closing date for applications is 16 December 2015. URL * (&) Information on the Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants offered by the Archaeological Institute of America may be found at URL --AWARDS & CONTESTS-- * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society will be awarding three UK-based postgraduate students the opportunity to pursue a programme of visits to a variety of archaeological sites, museums and other institutions in Egypt in 2016, as an introduction to professional Egyptology. Application deadline: 5 October 2015. Full information: URL * (&) Die Stiftung für Ägyptologie --Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte-- schreibt im Jahr 2014 erstmals einen Wettbewerb aus. Ziel der Stiftung ist die Fortführung der Forschungsarbeit des Stifters Prof. Dr. Schafik Allam im Bereich der rechtshistorischen Forschung in der Ägyptologie. Schwerpunkt der Stiftungsförderung ist die Erforschung von Urkunden in ägyptischer Sprache und Schrift (Hieroglyphisch, Hieratisch, Kursivhieratisch, Demotisch und Koptisch). Langfristiges Förderungsziel ist die Finanzierung einer Habilitationsstelle im oben genannten Forschungsbereich. Eine Förderung von Doktoranden und Studenten ist nur im Rahmen dieses Wettbewerbs möglich. Für ein schriftliches Werk wird dieses Jahr ein Preisgeld von EUR 2.000,00 ausgelobt. Teilnehmen kann, wer eine schriftliche Arbeit im oben erwähnten Forschungsbereich in deutscher, englischer oder französischer Sprache verfasst hat und nicht über eine unbefristete Anstellung im Fachbereich Ägyptologie oder einem entsprechenden Institut verfügt. Angenommen werden Dissertationen, Magisterarbeiten, Masterarbeiten und Aufsätze. Eine Publikation ist nicht Voraussetzung. Einreichungsfrist ist der 30.06.2015. Später eingereichte Arbeiten bleiben unberücksichtigt. Die Veröffentlichung darf bei Einreichung nicht älter als ein Jahr sein. Unveröffentlichte Arbeiten unterliegen nicht dieser Frist. Bewerber schicken die Arbeiten bitte per pdf an: email Fragen zum Wettbewerb werden über die oben genannte Email-Adresse beantwortet. Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen. URL --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) El Instituto de Estudios del Antiguo Egipto - Curso de Iniciación al Egipcio Medio en Sistema Jeroglífico. Febrero: 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 29, Marzo: 3 Facultad de Ciencias de la Documentación de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. URL * (&) Mercia Egyptology Society announces its course for the Spring Term. "Early Dynastic Egypt: birth of a nation state" runs in Coventry for 9 weeks from Tuesday 5th (evenings) and Friday 8th (mornings) January 2016. Further details at URL * (&) The Kemet Klub is organizing the following course: "The Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt" tutor: Dr Lucia Gahlin dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2016; 7:30-9:00 pm place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR, UK costs: GBP 45 info: email * (&) GlyphStudy is a FREE student led, student run, study group on Yahoogroups. It will be offering two study sections for beginners, in early 2016: (1) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs by James P. Allen to begin 4 January 2016; (2) How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself by Mark Collier and Bill Manley to begin 15 February 2016. For full information, please see the flyer at 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 begin Thursday 10th September. 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 NB: The start dates have been moved back a week, so both Introduction to Hieroglyphs courses (Afternoons and Evenings) begin on Thursday 17th September. The website for booking is URL * (&) A series of free, on-line classes in Egyptology are being offered by U. Manchester: URL * (&) Extension course organized by Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP): Lecture Cycle on Ancient Egypt, taught by prof. Antonio Brancaglion Junior, in São Paulo, classes on Saturdays from September to November 2015 URL * (&) I'll be teaching the online course "Ancient Egypt: An Introduction" for the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE) from 16th September 2015 - 27th November 2015. It is 10 weeks long, provides an introduction to all aspects of ancient Egypt, and costs £250.00 for Home/EU participants and £295 for non-EU participants. No previous knowledge about ancient Egypt is needed. To learn more and enrol, follow the link: URL --TRIPS & TOURS-- [Only tours organized by non-profit Egyptological organisations (notably if the proceeds go to public education or site excavation/conservation) will be listed here.] * TBA --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * (&) El Instituto de Estudios del Antiguo Egipto - Misión Arqueológica Proyecto Visir Amen-hotep: Escuela de Campo - Field School en Egipto VIII Campaña de Excavación 2016 URL Registration deadline: 28 de Febrero del 2016. * (&) Giza, Egypt, Archaeological Field Training Program January 3, 2016 - February 4, 2016 led and taught by AERA through the Egyptology program of AUC. Application deadline: May 31, 2015. URL +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- Phoenix, February 8, 2016, 04:30-05:10 "Ramses - Superstar vom Nil" -- Phoenix, February 8, 2016, 05:10-06:00 "Snofru - König der Pyramiden" -- Arte, February 10, 2016, 08:30-08:56 and 16:20-16:46 "Xenius: Tempelstadt Naga. Die verschüttete Hochkultur" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- [Submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Short videos from BBC Radio Cambridge, labelled "Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Putting together the 'Death on the Nile' exhibition at the The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge" URL Head of Conservation Julie Dawson talking about Egyptian carpentry. URL Curator Dr Helen Strudwick talking about the coffin of Nakht. * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --SOFTWARE-- * TBA --MUSIC & THEATRE-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "'Aida' di Giuseppe Verdi a Pisa" URL "Sabato 30 gennaio la celeberrima opera verdiana Aida è andata in scena al Teatro Verdi di Pisa. La rappresentazione era molto attesa (lo conferma il tutto esaurito per i due turni) non solo per la notorietà del titolo ma anche per il prestigioso allestimento, firmato da Franco Zeffirelli, realizzato appositamente per il Teatro Verdi di Busseto nel 2001 e ripreso dal regista Stefano Trespidi per la ripresa pisana." --FICTION (NOVELS, GAMES & MOVIES)-- * TBA +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA +++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- a) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date:..., 2014; 3:30pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA costs: $5 for the general public, $3 for museum members, free to ARCE-PA members info: email b) ARCE/New York Chapter * TBA date: ..., 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 * TBA date: ..., 2015; 7:30 pm place: Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon costs: free and open to the public info: email d) Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU 15 East 84th Street New York, NY * TBA date: .., 2014; 06:00 PM info: URL e) ARCE/Chicago Chapter URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 5:00pm place: LaSalle Bank Room, the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago costs: free and open to the public info: tel. 773-702-1062. f) North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics * 44th annual meeting of NACAL Keynote speaker this year is Prof. James P. Allen (Brown University). Abstracts of papers are invited before December 1st, 2015. date: February 13-14, 2016 place: The University of Texas, 204 W 21st St., F9400 Austin, TX info: URL info: email 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: ..., 2015; 2:30 p.m. place: Room 110, Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley costs: no charge, donations are welcome. info: email k) ARCE/Washington DC Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 p.m place: Benjamin T. Rome Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC cost: $5.00/person info: URL l) - m) - n) ARCE/New England Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6 p.m. place: Boston University Stone Science Building, Room B50. 675 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 costs: free and open to the public info: URL o) ARCE / Tennessee Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:30 p.m. place: View Room (350), University Center, University of Memphis costs: free, and open to the public. info: email p) 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 Egyptological Institute in Egypt * TBA date: .., 2014; 12-1 place: Room 208, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520-8298 info: URL s) - t) - v) Egypt Exploration Organization of Southern California 10535 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 5 p.m. info: URL u) American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) URL * ARCE 67th Annual Meeting 2016 date: April 15-17, 2016 place: the Grand Hyatt Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia --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) Egyptian Embassy, London, Education & Culture Bureau 4 Chesterfield Gardens, London W1. tel: 020 7491 7720; email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:45 pm b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * "Forgotten Fronts: Photographs of Egypt and Palestine in WWI", by Prof. Paul Nicholson date: Friday 19th February, 2016; 6.30pm place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1. costs: open to all info: email c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * 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 * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 costs: free for members of the ESB and the University, £2.00 for non-members info: email e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ... 2015; doors open 1.30 p.m. for a 2 p.m. start place: Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: GBP 3.0 members, GBP 6.0 non-members info: email URL f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Wales, Swansea * "Search for the Missing Tombs of Egypt", by Chris Naunton date: Wednesday 20th January 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) - h) Birmingham Egyptology * 3rd Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Ancient Egypt: Looking Out and Looking In" date: 19th February 2016 place: Garfield Weston Room of the ERI Building, University of Birmingham info: URL info: the full programme and abstracts are at URL i) Kemet Klub * TBA date: ... 2015; 10:00-16:30 place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR costs: £31.67 info: booking with email j) TBA * 1st International Conference on Birds in Ancient Egypt date: 3 - 6 April 2017 place: TBA, Swansea info: email k) The British Association of Near Eastern Archaeologists URL * The 2016 BANEA Conference: "Land, Sea and Sky in the Near East, from the earliest human occupation to the twenty-first century" Deadline for panels/workshops is 30th June 2015, deadline for individual papers is 31st October 2015. date: 6-8 January 2016. place: The School of Archaeology History, and Anthropology and the School of Classics, Lampeter (University of Wales Trinity Saint David) info: URL ---BANEA South-East/The London Centre for the Ancient Near East--- URL * TBA date: .., 2014: 18.00 place: Room G51, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, London WC1. info: email l) Essex Egyptology Group * TBA date: ..., 2014; 3pm place: Spring Lodge Community Centre, Witham, Essex info: email m) Leicestershire Ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 1:30 for a 2pm start place: Lord Mayors Room, New Walk Museum, Leicester info: email n) Christ's College, Cambridge * Lady Wallis Budge Anniversary Symposium: "Concepts in Middle Kingdom funerary culture" date: 22 January 2016 place: Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ's College, Cambridge, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge CB2 3BU info: email 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) Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project 2K * Conference: "Demon Things: Ancient Egyptian Manifestations of Liminal Entities" date: 21-24 March 2016 place: Swansea University and The Egypt Centre, Wales info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL The call for papers is open now until May 1 [was: March 1], 2015. info: general programme at URL info: abstracts of papers at URL q) Egyptian Society Taunton * TBA date: ... 2015; doors open at 1.30 pm for 2 pm start place: The Old School Room, Castle House in the Museum of Somerset complex, TA1 4AA costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £7.50 info: URL r) - s) Egyptology Scotland URL * 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: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JBA costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) * TBA. date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 15:00 place: Leemanszaal, National Museum of Antiquities (RMO), Rapenburg 28, Leiden. info: email b) - c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * TBA date: ...; 15:00 place: Leemanszaal, RMO, Leiden info: URL e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) - b) - c) - d) Freundeskreis Ägyptologie e.V.: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:30 place: Philosophicum, Hörsaal P 1, Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz e) - f) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA date: ..., 2014, 6:30 pm place: Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, room: 121 g) - h) Institut für Ägyptologie und Altorientalistik Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, D 55099 Mainz * TBA i) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:30 costs: EUR 2,50 / 2; Mitglieder des Fördervereins have free entry. info: URL j) Forum Ägyptologie an der Universität Hamburg e.V. c/o Universität Hamburg, Archäologisches Institut, - Abteilung Ägyptologie - Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel West, D-20146 Hamburg * TBA k) Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie Universität zu Köln Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Köln * TBA l) Uschebtie e.V. Der Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Seminars für Ägyptologie der Universität Köln URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 19:30 Uhr place: Hörsaalgebaäude, Hörsaal D, Universität Köln info: email m) - n) Förderverein für Ägyptologie und Koptische Studien e.V. Hiddestorfer Str. 3, 30952 Ronnenberg URL * TBA o) Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Freie Universität Berlin, and the Excellence Cluster Topoi, Berlin * Conference: "Crossroads: Whence and Whither? - Egyptian-Coptic Linguistics in Comparative Perspectives" Abstracts of papers are invited before October 25, 2015. date: February 17-20, 2016. place: HU Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin info: Call for Papers at URL p) Ägyptisches Museum "Georg Steindorff" der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig * TBA date: ... 2015; 18:15 place: Hörsaal 8, Hörsaalgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, Leipzig info: email --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * TBA b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * "The Mysteries of Nefertiti", by Dr Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol) date: Tuesday 5 January 2016; 6:00 pm place: Garden Room, British Council, 192 Sharia El-Nil, Agouza-Cairo. info: URL info: email c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * TBA date: ... 2015; 18h00 info: URL d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2015; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) The t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology * TBA date: ... 2015; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * "Amarna: The City of Dreams" [in Arabic], by Dr Wafaa Al-Saddiq date: Monday, December 14th, 2015; 6:30 pm place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, Ministry of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek costs: free and open to all info: email g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 18:00 - 20:00 h) Writing and Scripts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina 21526 El Chatby, Alexandria * TBA date: ... 2014; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2014; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email j) Graduate Annual Research Discussions on Egypt and Nubia * Conference: "GARDEN III" MA and beginning to mid-completion PhD students involved in the study of Egypt and Sudan from the Prehistoric Period through the 15th century AD are invited to participate via a 10-15 min talk (abstracts are invited before January 30th, 2016). Main focus should be on the methodological approach of the research and not necessarily on the content itself. date: February 27th, 2016 place: Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek info: email k) Grand Egyptian Museum * 2nd International Tutankhamun GEM Conference: "Research, Technology, and Conservation" Main topics will be Shrines, Chariotry, Textiles, Jewellery, and Flora. date: 6-8 May 2016 info: email --ITALY-- a) - b) - c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2014; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) Associazione Culturale "MUMMY PROJECT" URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:00 place: Libreria Labirinto, via Benvenuto Sangiorgio, 4, Casale Monferrato info: email --FRANCE-- a) Rencontres Egyptologiques de Strasbourg website * TBA date: ... 2014; 18h45 place: Maison des Associations, 1A place des Orphelins 67000 Strasbourg costs: non-members EUR 6 (students EUR 3) info: email b) l'Association Égyptologique du Gard URL * TBA date: ...2014; 20:00 place: Centre Pablo Néruda, 30000 Nîmes costs: free c) Association d'Egyptologie ISIS * TBA date: ... 2015; 14 h 30 place: Auditorium du Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, 12, rue Voltaire, Nantes costs: open to all; adults EUR 12, students EUR 5 info: URL d) Project “Momies Animales et Humaines EgyptienneS” (MAHES) * 1st International Symposium on Animals in Ancient Egypt (ISAAE 2016) Abstracts of papers and posters are invited before 10 January 2016. date: June 1-3, 2016 place: Musée des Confluences, Lyon info: URL --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA b) Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba Doctor Esquerdo, 16 - 6º derecha, Madrid 28028 * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:00 place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Pso. habana, 40), Madrid costs: free, but reservation is advisable info: URL c) International Congress of Papyrology * 28th International Congress of Papyrology date: 1–6 August 2016 place: University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona info: email --AUSTRALIA-- a) - --DENMARK-- a) University of Copenhagen * Conference: "The Egyptological Conference in Copenhagen (2): Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt" Deadline for call for papers (by postgraduate students and early career researchers) is 1 February 2016. date: 10-12 May 2016 info: URL info: URL --SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ...2014; 18:30 place: Hörsaal KO2 F 150, Universität Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich costs: open for members, students, and the general public. info: email b) Institut für Archäologische Wissenschaften University of Bern * Berner Altorientalisches Forum (BAF) Philologists, Archaeologists and Art Historians of the Ancient Near East broadly defined (Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Levant, Egypt, Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Central Asia, Aegean) are invited to submit abstracts of papers before 1 March 2016. date: 24-25 June 2016 place: Bern, Switzerland info: URL --LUXEMBOURG-- a) - --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * "Origins 6: Sixth International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt" Deadline for abstracts of papers is 28th of February 2016. date: 10-15 September 2017 place: Vienna info: URL info: 2nd Call for Papers at URL info: email 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 c) Institut für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie (OREA) Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna * 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (10ICAANE) Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 June 2015. Egyptian Archaeology is among the focus themes. date: 25–29 April 2016 info: <10icaane@oeaw.ac.at> info: 1st circular at URL info: 3rd circular is now up at URL d) Egypt and Austria Society * Conference "Egypt and Austria XI: In Search of the Orient" Deadline for submission of abstracts is 1st of March 2016. place: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien date: 20 - 24 September 2016 info: email info: URL --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA --BRAZIL-- a) - --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts Czech Institute of Egyptology Celetná 20, CZ-110 00 Prague 1 tel.: +420 224491394, fax: +420 224491628 URL * TBA b) National Museum – Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures Betlémské námestí 1, CZ-11000 Prague 1 * 12th International Conference for Meroitic Studies Abstracts of papers are invited before December 31, 2015. date: 5-9 September, 2016. place: The National Museum, Vinohradská 1, 110 00 Praha 1 info: First Circular at URL --POLAND-- a) Current Research in Egyptology * CRE XVII 2016 Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 November 2015. date: 4-7 May 2016 place: Kraków info: first circular at URL info: email --PERU-- a) World Mummy Congress * 9th World Congress of Mummy Studies Proposals for panel sessions are invited before 15 September 2015, after which paper proposals will be invited until 15 December 2015. date: 27-30 July 2016 place: Lima, Peru info: email info: URL --CROATIA-- a) - +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) Premier Exhibitions 5th Avenue, 417 5th Avenue, New York, NYC 10016 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: November 21, 2015 - May 1, 2016 One of the internationally travelling exhibitions with over 1,000 replicas of KV62 artefacts. Earlier as “Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures” touring South Africa, namely in Silverstar, Mogale City (2 December 2014 - 12 April 2015) and GrandWest Casino, Cape Town (2 June 2015 - 27 September 2015). info: URL info: press release at URL info: press release, about a related lecture series, at URL URL info: trailer video at URL info: English press reports at URL With slideshow of 13 photos of objects. URL URL With large formats of the Burton photos (the magnificent silver gelatin originals and the slightly sacrilegious modern colourised versions -- you can alternate between both versions with a switch). info: French press reports at URL With slideshow of 10 (colourised) Burton photos. URL idem. info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL With photo gallery. info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "Two of the world's best-known Egyptologists, Dr. Zahi Hawass and Dr. Nicholas Reeves, will visit The Discovery of King Tut, the exhibition which recreates the tomb of King Tut and the treasures found within, for special events open to the public on January 14 and 18. (..)" URL b) Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University 2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705 URL * "The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light" date: August 27, 2015 - September 18, 2016 [was: till February 12], 2016 info: URL "(..) Eight new galleries will be dedicated to specific collection areas highlighting many of the museum’s masterworks while illustrating a history of human creativity. /The Ancient World/ covers a broad geographical and chronological reach, featuring works from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures. (..)" c) - d) The Harvard Semitic Museum 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 URL * "From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum" date: December 5, 2014 - TBA This exhibition celebrates the vision of the Harvard Semitic Museum's founder, David Gordon Lyon (1852--1935), and tells the story of the museum's nineteenth-century beginning and features Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets, ancient Palestinian pottery, Egyptian funerary art, and ethnographic treasures, along with Lyon's own travel and excavation photographs. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The long-term plan is to have only about 75 percent of the collection in storage, said Peter Der Manuelian. The rest will fill refurbished gallery spaces that will follow a thematic and geographic logic. The third floor is given over to ancient Mesopotamia, the second to Egypt, and the first to revolving exhibits. (..) To celebrate the new look, Manuelian, Greene, and Aja tag-teamed for an inaugural humanities lecture earlier this month. The talk reached into the past to reveal what the future will be, and introduced an exhibit that looks at the refurbished space: “From the Nile to the Euphrates: Creating the Harvard Semitic Museum.” (..)" URL "(…) There are three wooden mummy coffins from Egypt, a door jamb from the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak featuring an incised image of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II, and an array of smaller Egyptian objects. (…) Many of the objects in the show, such as a pair of Egyptian coffins — one designed for a woman, the other for a man (probably her husband) — and the limestone canopic jar, used by ancient Egyptians to hold internal body organs, have their own special charisma. (...)" -- Photos: ‘From the Nile to the Euphrates’: URL e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "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) - 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 * “Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt” date: March 13, 20i6 - June 12, 2016 Exhibition of ancient Egyptian objects on loan from the British Museum, supplemented by key works from the Cleveland collection. info: URL 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 * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: May 16, 2015 - February 14, 2016 [prolongation; was: till January 31, 2016] The travelling exhibition with more than 1,000 reproductions of artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Earlier at Kansas City’s Union Station (April 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014) and San Diego Natural History Museum (October 11, 2014 - April 26, 2015). info: URL info: URL info: URL info: English press report (with slideshow) at URL info: English press report at URL Tickets will go on sale to the general public Monday, March 30. "(..) A preview party called "A Night on the Nile" will feature entertainment, food and the premiere of Founders Untombed Ale on Friday, May 15, from 6-10 p.m. The new brew is described as a "sweet, thick-bodied, low ABV ancient Egyptian beer interpreted in a Founders way." It is blood red in color and brewed with wheat and toasted biscuit malt. Because hops did not exist in ancient Egypt, Founders brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki used herbs and spices along with dates and honey in the recipe. (..)" For the event, see 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 Interview with Dr David Silverman. 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 - ongoing [was: August 30, 2015] A revised exhibit of the original show "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" (August 20, 2013 - February 23, 2014), with photographic portraits, explores how cultural achievements of the ancient Middle East have created or contributed to much of modern life. info: URL j) 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 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 2016 [was: November 2015] - ongoing info: URL info: 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) date: early 2016 [was: Fall 2015] - ongoing info: URL info: URL n) Freer Gallery of Art Jefferson Dr. and 12th St., SW Washington, DC URL URL * "The Nile and Ancient Egypt" date: December 7, 2013 – January 3, 2016 On view are artifacts from the Freer Gallery's collection that illuminate the important role the Nile and water animals played in ancient Egyptian religion and concepts of the afterlife. info: URL info: press report at URL With some photos of artefacts. info: press reports at URL URL info: press report at URL o) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Avenue of the Arts 465 Hurlington Street, Boston, MA 02115 URL * "Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia" date: 19 July 2014 - 14 May 2017 Exhibition of more than 100 pieces of jewellery from ancient Nubia (1700 BC to 300 AD). info: URL info: English press report at URL With picture gallery. info: English press report at URL "In this exclusive interview, James Blake Wiener of Ancient HistoryEncyclopedia (AHE) speaks to Ms. Denise Doxey, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, about the history, artistry, and splendor of ancient Nubian jewelry. (..)" With several nice photos of Nubian jewelry. p) The Leonardo 209 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 URL * “Mummies of the World” date: December 18, 2015 - March 6, 2016 The travelling exhibition with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 95 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. Most recently it was at the Maryland Science Center (September 28, 2013 - January 20, 2014), the Buffalo Museum of Science (April 12, 2014 - September 21, 2014), the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal (November 26, 2014 - April 26, 2015), and the Orlando Science Center (June 13, 2015 - November 29, 2015). info: URL info: English press release at URL info: URL "(..) This new collection explores the links between mummies, science and medicine including the Burns Collection, a historic collection of medical mummies dating from the early 19th century. These mummies have been used to demonstrate and teach anatomy, pathology and surgery during the early stages of formalized medical education. The exhibit also features MUMAB, a never- seen-before modern-day ancient mummy. This mummy, the first of it’s kind, was created in 1994 by Egyptologist, Bob Brier and Anatomist Ronn Wade, working together at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine using the same tools and techniques of the ancient Egyptians. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) On Tuesday, seven tractor-trailers hauling more than 45 mummies and 150 artifacts pulled up in front of The Leonardo. (..) More than 80 percent of the exhibition is new, Hesse said. New bodies that will be on display include those of the Burn Collection — a collection of medical mummies dating from the early 19th century used to teach anatomy classes — and Mumab, the first modern mummy created with ancient Egyptian tools and techniques by researchers at the University of Maryland. (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The first time it came to visit Utah, more than 115,000 people attended, making it The Leonardo's second-most-popular exhibit behind the first time "Body Worlds" came to town. This time, the mummies exhibit will have some of the favorites from before, but about 75 percent of the items on display will be new. (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL q) Putnam Museum 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, IA 52804 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: March 2016 - TBA The travelling exhibition with more than 1,000 reproductions of artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Earlier at Kansas City’s Union Station (April 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014) and San Diego Natural History Museum (October 11, 2014 - April 26, 2015), currently at Grand Rapids Public Museum (May 16, 2015 - January 31, 2016). info: source - English press report at URL r) Science Museum of Minnesota 120 W. Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102 URL * “Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs” date: February 19, 2016 - September 5, 2016 Exhibition with over 20 mummies from Peru and Egypt, plus dozens of other artifacts (decorated coffins, sarcophaguses, mummification tools, and animal mummies), 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 18, 2015 - January 18, 2016); will travel to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (October 6, 2016 – February 5, 2017) and The Field Museum, Chicago (February 24, 2018 – January 2019) info: URL info: press release at URL s) Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 URL * "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" date: June 18, 2016 - September 11, 2016 The exhibition explores the role of cats, lions and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship and everyday life through approximately 80 different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s Egyptian collection. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - TBA). info: source - English press report at URL info: URL 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) Cantor Arts Center 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305-5060 URL * “An Oasis in Glass” date: April 13, 2016 – August 8, 2016 This exhibition showcases 4th-century mosaics, beads, flasks, and other glass objects created during the Roman occupation of Syria and Egypt. info: URL v) History Museum of Mobile 111 South Royal Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602 URL * “Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” date: October 20, 2015 - April 3, 2016 One of the travelling exhibitions with 131 replicas of KV62 artefacts, recreated by the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Giza and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Additionally, Mobile’s Hidden Treasures, featuring the History Museum’s collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, will accompany the King Tut exhibition. info: URL 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 * TBA date: TBA, 2017 Exhibition about the cat in ancient Egypt. info: source - 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. z) - za) - zb) - zc) Denver Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205 URL * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" / "Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs" date: October 6, 2016 – February 5, 2017 [was: Fall 2016] Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016). info: source - URL info: source - URL info: URL zd) The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: February 24, 2018 – January 2019 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016) and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Fall 2016). info: URL --CANADA-- a) Pointe-à-Callière Museum 350 Place Royale, Montréal, QC H2Y 3Y5 URL * “Investigating Agatha Christie” date: December 8, 2015 - April 17, 2016 [was: December 7, 2015 – April 1, 2016] Exhibition Agatha Christie's passion for archaeology, with artefacts unearthed at Mesopotamian digs led by her husband, Sir Max Edgar Lucien Mallowan, and other archaeologists or from places she visited in Egypt and the Middle East, along with manuscripts, photos and films taken by the author while she was on these dig sites. info: URL info: a loan from the Met - URL "Shabti of Akhenaten", with photo. info: French press reports at URL "(..) Offerte en exclusivité mondiale à Montréal, l'exposition réalisée par Pointe-à-Callière présente au total quelque 320 objets provenant de musées renommés tels le British Museum de Londres, le Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York et le Musée Royal de l'Ontario de Toronto. (..) L'exposition présente des objets personnels d'Agatha Christie ainsi que des artefacts provenant de la Mésopotamie et de l'Égypte. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL b) Musee de la civilisation 16, rue de la Barricade, Québec G1K 7A6 URL * "Égypte magique" [Egyptian Magic] date: 27 May 2015 - 10 April [was: 3 March] 2016 objects on loan from the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, the Musée du Louvre, Paris, and some other museums. info: URL URL info: French press report at URL "(..) Finalement, on fait place au mysticisme avec Égypte magique, où l'on pourra admirer plus de 250 objets dont les pouvoirs magiques présumés étaient essentiels à la vie des anciens Égyptiens." info: French press report at URL "(..) En tout, 300 pièces constitueront l'exposition organisée par le Rijksmuseum van Oudheden aux Pays-Bas en collaboration avec le Musée de la civilisation. Les trois pièces révélées ce matin, une statue d'Iuty scribe royal, un bateau funéraire et une statue d'Isis d'inspiration grecque proviennent de périodes différentes (..)" With photos of these objects. URL "(...) En plus des quelque 260 objets prêtés par le Rijksmuseum van Oudheden de Leiden, les visiteurs pourront apprécier des artefacts provenant du Louvre, du British Museum et du Museo Egizio de Turin. (..) Si on compte la momie de Nen-Ou-Nef, pièce majeure de la précédente exposition égyptienne, ce sont exactement 309 objets qui seront montrés (..). With photos of some objects. URL "Prêtés par des institutions muséales de renommée internationale, trois objets de grande valeur historique ont été sortis de leur caisse de transport au Musée de la civilisation, mardi." URL "Le Musée de la civilisation a dévoilé mardi trois pièces qui feront partie de l'exposition Égypte magique, bientôt présentée à Québec." Includes a slideshow and a video report [1:39 mins.]. info: French press reports at URL URL With slide-show and video report. info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL "Selon un mythe égyptien, les dieux avaient employé la magie pour créer le monde et conféré des pouvoirs aux hommes pour les aider à survivre. L'exposition du Musée de la civilisation à Québec propose une incursion dans cet univers par l'entremise de certaines pièces des plus importantes collections égyptiennes au monde." - with slideshow URL "Le titre de l’exposition, Égypte magique, réfère à l’orientation qui a été donnée à l’événement. « Souvent, les expositions sur l’Égypte ancienne s’articulent autour des pharaons, de l’immortalité, explique Michel Côté. Cette exposition-ci permet de comprendre la place que représentait la magie dans la vie quotidienne des Égyptiens. »" URL "Le monde magique de l'Égypte ancienne est à l'honneur au Musée de la civilisation, qui présente une exposition réunissant certaines pièces des plus importantes collections égyptiennes au monde." Includes a video report: "Une exposition de haut calibre" [2:40 mins.] info: French press reports at URL "Égypte magique réunit plus de 300 objets couvrant 3000 ans d'histoire. Certains ne font que quelques grammes alors que d'autres pèsent quelques milliers de kilos. L'exposition qui s'ouvre aujourd'hui au Musée de la civilisation s'étend sur environ 1000 mètres carrés. Devant une telle abondance, on s'aperçoit rapidement qu'on n'a pas assez d'yeux pour tout voir. (..)" Includes a slideshow. URL URL URL URL URL "Des statues aux gravures, en passant par les amulettes et les célèbres momies, les quelque 300 objets présentés par le musée faisaient partie des rites auxquels participaient les Égyptiens. «C'est une des plus riches expositions que je n'ai jamais vues, a lancé l'égyptologue Michel Guay. Pour les Égyptiens, le monde réel et le monde mythique se côtoyaient en permanence.» (...)" Includes a small slideshow. info: French press report at URL c) - d) Discovery North Bay Museum 100 Ferguson Street , North Bay, Ontario P1B 1W8 URL * “Fakes and Forgeries: Yesterday and Today” date: 1 July 2015 - 1 April 2016 [prolongation; was: till 1 December 2015] The travelling Royal Ontario Museum's "Fakes and Forgeries" exhibition, that includes 115 real and fake objects, including ancient Egyptian antiquities. info: URL info: English press report at URL e) Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre 1086 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Oakville, Ontario L6H 7B2 URL * "Amice Calverley: A Legend and Legacy" date: November 7, 2016 - January 3, 2016 The exhibition explores life and art of Oakville Egyptologist Amice Calverley. info: URL info: English press report at URL --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "Egypt: faith after the pharaohs" date: 29 October 2015 – 7 February 2016 Exhibition about religious life in Egypt after 30 BC., with around 300 objects, from several international collections, that illustrate the heritage in Egypt of the three monotheistic religions. This is the exhibition "EIN GOTT - Abrahams Erben am Nil. Juden, Christen und Muslime in Ägypten von den Römern bis zum Mittelalter" that was in Bode Museum, Berlin (2 April 2015 - 13 September 2015). info: URL info: virtual tour at URL info: English press report at URL "The British Library is to lend one of its greatest treasures, the world’s oldest bible, to the British Museum for an ambitious and groundbreaking exhibition exploring 1,200 years of Christian, Islamic and Jewish faith in Egypt after the pharaohs. The Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world and has only been lent once, in 1990 – also to the British Museum – when both collections shared the same building. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press release at URL With photos of objects. info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press reports at URL Review with some photos. URL Review with some photos. URL URL info: French press report at URL "Une exposition retraçant l'évolution religieuse de l'Égypte pendant les 1200 ans ayant suivi la mort de Cléopâtre ouvre vendredi au British Museum, explorant la succession et l'entrelacement des trois religions monothéistes à travers 200 objets, dont la plus ancienne Bible connue." With a photograph of the Codex Sinaiticus. info: English press reports at URL URL URL "(..) Among the items on show will be official letters, including one from Emperor Claudius (10BC-54AD) concerning the status of Jews in Alexandria, and another from a mosque to the half-sister of the Fatimid Caliph Al Hakim (985-1021AD), demonstrating relationships between state and religion. (..)" info: French press report at URL info: English press reports at URL With photos of objects. URL info: French press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL With photos of artefacts. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL * "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 * “Scanning Sobek: mummy of the crocodile god” date: 10 December 2015 – 21 February 2016 Exhibition with a crocodile mummy (plus CT scans) and objects showing how Sobek was represented both as a crocodile and as a man with a crocodile’s head. info: URL "(..) Nearly 4 metres long, it is coated with resin and has over 25 mummified crocodile hatchlings attached to its back. (..) This mummy was found at Kom Ombo, (..) and it dates to between 650 and 550 BC. (..)" info: English press report ta URL Spotlighting a crocodile mummy (photos and scans). info: English press report ta URL "(..) CT scanning revealed the remains of the crocodile’s last meal. It last ate select cuts of meat, including a cow’s shoulder bone and parts of a forelimb (..)" info: English press report at URL b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London, Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * “Akhenaten: Heretic, Visionary and Icon” date: 16 February 2016 – 30 June 2016 Exhibition with objects in the Petrie Museum’s collection from Amarna. info: URL c) The Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB URL * “Death on the Nile: Uncovering the afterlife of Ancient Egypt” date: 23 February 2016 - 22 May 2016 Exhibition dedicated to the Museum's collection of Egyptian coffins, exploring the beliefs and working practices behind these objects and revealing new information on how they were made. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at 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. e) National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP URL * "Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology" date: 26 January 2016 – 30 October 2016 The exhibition features some of the great archaeological discoveries from the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, Pre-Columbian America and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and looks at some of the characters [e.g., Giovanni Belzoni and Flinders Petrie] and stories behind their discovery. An Egyptian mummy is among the artefacts. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL f) Museum and Art Gallery The Strand, Derby, DE1 1BS URL * “Common Treasury” date: 12 May 2015 - 21 February 2016 [2nd prolongation; was: till 15 November 2015; was: till 21 June 2015] The exhibition addresses the question 'What is the purpose of a public museum?' Also includes some ancient Egyptian artefacts. info: URL info: English press report at URL "(...) Other items dating from this period include the museums’ much-loved Egyptian mummies (..). In this exhibition we see Egyptian artefacts were excavated and donated to the museum in 1904 by the Beni Hasan Excavation Committee funded by the Egyptian Exploration Society, as well as finds from the explorer and flint collector Heyward Walter Seton-Karr. (..)" g) Manchester Museum The University of Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL URL * “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” date: 8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016 [was: October 2015 – March 2016] Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. The exhibition will travel to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (May-August 2016) and World Museum, Liverpool (September 2016-March 2017). info: URL info: URL info: source - URL info: blog report about the preparations for the exhibition - URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press report at URL With several object photos and scans. info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press release at URL info: English press reports at URL With picture gallery. URL URL URL URL With a video tour. info: English press reports at URL URL info: English blog report with a review at URL info: Englisg press report at URL "Animal Mummies wins the CityLife Awards 2015 Best Exhibition category. (..)" With picture gallery. h) Touchstones Rochdale Heritage Gallery Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale, Lancs, OL16 1AQ URL * “Jarred: Ceramics from the collection” date: 23 May 2015 - 9 April 2016 Exhibition of ceramics, from 4000BC to the present day, ranging from Ancient Roman and ancient Egyptian pottery to Chinese and English porcelain. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL i) St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery New Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9BH URL * “Out of Egypt” date: 16 January 2016 - 27 February 2016 The exhibition explores the elaborate Egyptian rites and rituals intended to prepare the departed for an everlasting life after death, featuring original artefacts from the Hampshire Cultural Trust (coffin masks, animal mummies, canopic jars, amulets, scarabs, shabti figures and a funerary boat). info: URL info: English press report at 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 - TBA, 2018 info: URL l) - m) Weston Park Museum Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TP URL * "Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth from Myth" date: 17 October 2015 – 10 April 2016 The travelling exhibition with more than 150 objects from the collections of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Birmingham Museums. Most recent venues were/are Perth Museum and Art Gallery (15 March 2014 - 25 May 2014), Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (24 January 2015 - 26 April 2015), and New Walk Museum and Art Gallery (16 May 2015 – 27 Sept 2015). info: URL info: source - URL n) Museum of Wigan Life Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NU URL * “Ancient Egypt Rediscovered" [was: "Ancient Egypt"] date: 18 July 2015 - 18 June 2016 [was: 18 July 2015 - 31 October 2015] Exhibition that will explore the death customs and religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptians, alongside their everyday lives. info: URL "(...) Wigan Borough’s spectacular gold mask will be on display for the first time in over 40 years." [The mask seems to be the one depicted here: URL] o) - p) Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG URL * “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” date: May 2016 - August 2016 Exhibition on the role of votive animal mummies in ancient Egypt, featuring animal mummies from museum collections around the UK, many of which have never been on public display. Earlier venue is Manchester Museum (8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016). info: source - URL q) World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN URL * Closure of the Ancient Egypt galleries date: 7 September 2015 - September 2016 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 (May 2016 - August 2016). info: source - URL info: English press report at URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Allard Pierson Museum Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam URL * "Het Petrie Perspectief" date: 2016 Looks at how ancient Egyptian objects ended up in Dutch museums, with special attention to the system employed by William Flinders Petrie to distribute artefacts from his excavations accross museums worldwide. info: URL Information about the project. b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * Closure of the Ancient Egyptian Galleries date: 11 May 2015 - October 2016 info: URL URL * "Egypte, land van onsterfelijkheid" [Egypt, Land of Immortality] date: 15 [was: 18] April 2016 - 4 September [was: October] 2016 Temporary display in another part of the Museum, with artefacts from the RMO collection, plus loans from other museums. info: URL info: URL "(..) De ruim 150 objecten in de tentoonstelling komen allemaal uit de eigen museumcollectie, waarbij sommige nooit eerder voor publiek waren te zien. (..)" (in English) URL * Reopening of the Ancient Egyptian Galleries date: October 2016 info: URL --GERMANY-- a) Ägyptisches Museum Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn * “Blickkontakt. Das Gesicht im Alten Ägypten” date: 21 October 2015 - 3 April 2016 info: URL b) Winckelmann-Museum Winckelmannstr. 36-38, D-39576 Stendal URL * "Amarna – Die neue Metropole im Alten Ägypten, ihre Tempel, Häuser und Paläste" date: 18 October 2015 - 28 February 2016 Exhibition with items on loan from Museums at Berlin and Hildesheim, as well as nine architectural models of major buildings at Amarna. info: URL c) Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte Richard-Wagner-Straße 9, 06114 Halle URL * “Krieg - eine archäologische Spurensuche” date: 6 November 2015 - 22 May 2016 Exhibition about the archaeological exploration of the phenomenon of "war". The Battle of Kadesh between Egyptians and Hittites is one of the spotlighted episodes. info: (in German) URL (in English) URL info: German press reports at URL "(..) Erst wenige Jahrhunderte zuvor hatten die Hyksos – aus dem vorderen Orient kommend – mithilfe ihrer Streitwagen weite Teile Ägyptens erobert. Nun war diese Innovation zur Grundlage jeder Großmacht geworden. Mit Nachbauten dieser Wagen dokumentiert die Ausstellung in Halle, wie das Pferd das Kriegswesen revolutionierte. (..)" URL "(..) Im Laufe der Zeit ändern sich Organisation, Taktik und Waffentechnologie, wie zahlreiche Belege und Ausstellungsstücke aus der gesamten Alten Welt zeigen. Darunter befinden sich Angriffs- und Verteidigungswaffen, (..) aber auch der älteste erhaltene Friedensvertrag der Welt, in dem Pharao Ramses II. und König Hattusili III. am 31. Oktover 1259 v. Chr. die Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Ägypten und dem hethitischen Reich beendeten. (..)" URL d) - e) Martin-Gropius-Bau Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin URL * "Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: cancelled [was: 15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016] info: source - URL "(..) Eröffnet wurde die Ausstellung in Paris im September von Frankreichs Präsidenten François Hollande. Ob sie auch in Deutschland zu sehen sein wird, ist noch nicht absehbar. Das sei derzeit nicht geplant, sagt Goddio. (..)" f) Badisches Landesmuseum Schloss Karlsruhe, 76131 Karlsruhe URL URL * “Ramses - Göttlicher Herrscher am Nil” date: 17 December 2016 - 18 June 2017 Exhibition about Ramesses II, his reign and family, and about archaeological work done in his capital Pi-Ramesse. info: URL g) Museum Natur und Mensch [previously: Naturmuseum und Ethnologische Sammlung] Gerberau 32, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau URL * "Die Letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Das spätantike Ägypten"] date: end of 2015 [was: 19 July 2014 - 11 January 2015] info: source - URL h) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim URL * "Mumien der Welt" [Mummies of the World] date: 12 February 2016 - 28 August 2016 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"), and the Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg (12 June 2015 - 10 January 2016, "Momies - Un rêve d'éternité"). The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Basel, Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. info: URL info: German press releases at URL "Eine CT-Untersuchung von vier Mumien aus Südamerika, Ägypten und von der Insel Teneriffa im St. Bernward Krankenhaus Hildesheim hat heute neue Erkenntnisse gebracht, die die kommenden Sonderausstellung (..) präsentieren wird." URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "(...) Nun arbeitet Jens Klocke am German Mummy Project mit. Der Zusammenschluss von Anthropologen, Medizinern und anderen Wissenschaftlern hat es sich zum Ziel gesetzt, den Geheimnissen von Mumien auf die Spur zu kommen. Dabei entstand die Ausstellung "Mumien der Welt", die vom 12. Februar an - ergänzt durch eigene Objekte und aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse - im Hildesheimer Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum zu sehen ist." i) Martin von Wagner-Museum der Universität Würzburg Residenzplatz 2, Tor A, 97070 Würzburg URL * "Augen & Blicke. Das Sehen in der Kunst von Alt-Ägypten bis zur Moderne" date: December 9, 2015 - April 2, 2016 [was: Winter 2015/2016] info: URL "(…) Ein Längsschnitt durch Epochen und Kulturen soll die Besucher aus der Zeit um 3500 v. Chr. bis an die Schwelle der Gegenwart führen, um ihn mit sich wandelnden oder auch konstant bleibenden Erscheinungsformen von Auge und Blick in den verschiedensten Bildmedien zu konfrontieren – anhand von ägyptischen Amuletten und Mumienporträts, etruskischen Aschenurnen, griechischen Vasen, römischen Marmorporträts, romanischer und gotischer Schnitzkunst, Gemälden, Zeichnungen, Kupferstichen und Skulpturen vom 15. bis 20. Jahrhundert. (..)" info: URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL j) Knauf-Museum Iphofen, Am Marktplatz, 97343 Iphofen URL * “Alltag-Luxus-Schutz. Schmuck im Alten Ägypten” date: 13 March 2016 - 6 November 2016 Exhibition about jewellery in ancient Egypt. info: URL info: Flyer "Schmuck im alten Ägypten" at URL 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) Internationales Keramik-Museum Luitpoldstr. 25, 92637 Weiden URL * "Aus Pharaos Werkstatt - Handwerk und Material im alten Ägypten" [was: "Handwerk im Alten Ägypten"] date: 13 December 2015 – 10 April [was: Spring] 2016 The exhibition looks at the ancient Egyptian production of textiles, ceramics, glass, faience, and stone, metal and wood working. info: URL info: press release at URL info: German press report at URL info: source (p. 100) - URL m) Schloss Meßkirch Schloßstraße 1, 88605 Meßkirch URL * "Vom ägyptischen Totenbuch bis zur Gutenbergbibel" date: 2016 info: source - URL "(..) eine Ausstellung von rund 60 hochwertigen Faksimile- Ausgaben berühmter und seltener Handschriften (..), über die Entwicklung der Buchkultur. (..)" n) 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 - 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: English press report at URL [Here said to be “One God, Three Religions” in July 2016, but that seems to be in error - unless it will move to the Neues Museum, Berlin, in yet another form. AKE] o) Zeitenströmung Königsbrücker Straße 96, 01099 Dresden * "Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 1 October 2015 - 28 February 2016 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. Previous venue was the Olympiapark München (3 April 2015 - 13 September 2015). info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL URL URL The latter includes a slideshow of the replicas. info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL "Schon mehr als 15.000 Menschen haben innerhalb der ersten drei Wochen die Tutanchamun-Ausstellung in der Zeitenströmung Dresden gesehen. Vor allem am Wochenende gebe es meist längere Schlangen vor dem Ausstellungsgelände an der Königsbrücker Straße, so die Organiatoren." info: German press report at URL "Die Dresdner Tutanchamun-Ausstellung in der Zeitenströmung erhält Lob von den Besuchern. Eine DNN-Umfrage am Wochenende zeigte durchweg positive Reaktionen auf die Ausstellung rund um das Grab des altägyptischen Pharaos Tutanchamun, die in Dresden bisher rund 22.000 Menschen sahen." info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "In der Dresdner Zeitenströmung sind auf eindrucksvolle Art und Weise mehr als 1000 Repliken des über 3000 Jahre alten Grabschatzes von Tutanchamun zu sehen. Warum diese Ausstellung niemand verpassen sollte, erklärt Euch Ägyptologe und Kurator Dr. Wettengel: (...)" - in a video [1:59 mins.] info: German press report at URL "Der Fund von Tutanchamun ging in die Geschichtsbücher als Sensation ein, weil nie zuvor ein nahezu unbeschädigtes Grab eines Pharaos geborgen wurde. In Dresden zeigt eine Ausstellung, was man 1922 fand - anhand von über 1000 Objekten. (...) Als die Tutanchamun-Ausstellung 2008 zum ersten Mal in Zürich gezeigt wurde, gab es auch skeptische Stimmen. Denn für Museen ist das Präsentieren von Originalen ein unabdingbares Muss. 'Die Realisierung der Ausstellung bedeutete für uns anfänglich eine schwierige Gratwanderung zwischen strenger Wissenschaftlichkeit und Publikumsnähe', erklärt Produzent Dieter Semmelmann. Über sechs Millionen Besucher sahen seither die Nachbauten des Grabschatzes. Wer in Dresden durch die Ausstellung geht, wird von der Faszination ergriffen, die der Schatz auslöst." p) - q) - r) - s) Ägyptisches Museum "Georg Steindorff" der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * "Gegossene Götter - Metallhandwerk und Massenproduktion im Alten Ägypten" [Cast gods - metal craft and mass production in Ancient Egypt] date: 11 December 2015 - 29 May 2016 Travelling exhibition that illustrates the ancient Egyptian technology to make bronzes. Organized by the Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn, the Museum August Kestner Hannover, the Ägyptisches Museum der Uni Leipzig, and the Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein Gotha. Earlier at the Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn (23 October 2014 - 8 March 2015) and the Herzogliches Museum, Gotha (16 August 2015 - 15 November 2015). info: URL info: press release of the Universität Leipzig: "Gegossene Götter - Ausstellung zur frühen Metallurgie im Ägyptischen Museum" URL "Die Sonderausstellung "zeigt unter anderem Funde einer Gusswerkstatt des 1. Jahrtausends v. Chr. und ihre Untersuchung mit verschiedenen bildgebenden Verfahren. Vorgestellt werden auch erste Ergebnisse eines neuen interdisziplinären, tschechisch- deutschen Gemeinschaftsprojekts - eine Zusammenarbeit, die durch Mittel des Tschechischen Instituts für Ägyptologie an der Karls- Universität Prag und des Instituts für Chemie und Technologie (ICT) gefördert wird. Das Ägyptische Museum der Universität Leipzig stellt für die Analysereihen die altägyptischen Objekte zur Verfügung." info: press release of the Czech Institute of Egyptology of the Charles University in Prague: "Interdisciplinary archaeometallurgical project has brought first results" URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL Info about the 'Project Early copper metalurgy in Ancient Egypt', a case study of the material from Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Leipzig. info: German press report at URL Includes an audio report [3:53 mins.] info: German press report at URL "Ob Fisch, Katze oder Menschengestalt: metallene Götterfiguren konnten bereits von den alten Ägyptern in Massenproduktion hergestellt werden. Eine Ausstellung im Ägyptischen Museum der Universität Leipzig zeigt kunstvolle Detailarbeiten und alle Schritte der Metallverarbeitung. Rund 140 Götterfiguren und andere metallene Handwerksstücke wie Spiegel, Waffen und Räucherschalen sind bis zum 29. Mai 2016 im Ägyptischen Museum Georg Steindorff der Universität Leipzig zu sehen. Sie führen vor Augen, dass die Ägypter schon vor rund 4.000 Jahren zu filigraner Metallarbeit und massenhafter Produktion von Metallfiguren fähig waren." t) - u) - v) - w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim URL * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos"/ "Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum" date: cancelled [was: Spring 2015] info: source - German press report at URL "(..) Im September geht es mit "Die Entstehung der Welt" über Ägyptens Schöpfungsmythos weiter, einer Ausstellung, die in Europa nur in Hildesheim und in Wien gezeigt wird." * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" date: 16 November 2014 - 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 --AUSTRIA-- a) Messe Graz Halle A, Messeplatz 1, 8010 Graz URL * “Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze” [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 22 March 2016 - 27 July 2016 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) and the Zeitenströmung, Dresden (1 October 2015 - 28 February 2016). info: URL --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * "Repatriated Objects Exhibition: 2014-2015" date: January 14, 2016 - February 29, 2016 Exhibition with 226 artifacts recovered by Egypt from abroad in the years 2014 and 2015. place: Hall 44, Ground Floor info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL With a video of the opening URL URL "(..) The artifacts include 90 pieces from France, 55 from Germany and 35 from the United States. Among the pieces that went on display on Thursday are an ancient Egyptian tablet and a sarcophagus, Roman-era coins and part of an ornate Islamic pulpit dating back to the 15th century. (..)" info: German press report at URL Also as audio report [5:29 mins.] (click button "Beitrag hören") info: Spanish press reports at URL URL b) Luxor Museum Kornish Al Nile, Luxor * "Eternal Thebes” date: 12 December 2015 - TBA Exhibition about the work of the Spanish-Egyptian mission excavating the Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmose III in Luxor. info: source - Spanish press report at URL With photo gallery. --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) - d) Chiesa di San Jacopo Campo Corbollini, Via Faenza 43, Firenze * “Distruzione, Ricostruzione: minacce al patrimonio culturale del Mediterraneo” [DEstruction, REconstruction - Threats to Mediterranean Cultural Heritage] date: 11 May 2015 - 11 May 2016 A virtual exhibition curated by MA students of Museum Studies; focussing on heritage problems in Egypt, Syria, Libya and Italy. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL e) Museo Egizio di Turino Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 Torino URL * “Pompei e l’Egitto”. date: March/April 2016 Exhibition about the relation between Egypt and de Roman city of Pompei. info: source - Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL Some objects from the Temple of Isis at Benevento will be on display as well. 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 [was: 29] October 2014 - 20 June 2016 [prolongation; was: till 25 November 2015] 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) - h) - i) Museo etnografico Castiglioni V. G. B. Vico 46, S. Ambrogio, 21100 Varese * "Pashed, l'artista del Faraone" [Pashed, artist of the Pharaohs] date: 3 October 2015 - 13 March [was: 14 February] 2016 Exhibition with a full-scale reconstruction of the tomb of Pashedu, a resident of Deir el-Medina. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Nel Museo sarà esposta la perfetta riproduzione a dimensioni naturali della camera funeraria di Pashed. Il visitatore potrà così immergersi in un'esperienza unica e avrà la possibilità di visitare a Varese l'interno del monumento che si trova in Egitto, a migliaia di chilometri di distanza, e ammirarne le favolose decorazioni. La ricostruzione è realizzata con un procedimento innovativo che rende le pitture assolutamente identiche all'originale." info: Italian press report at URL URL "Riproduzione meticolosa della tomba di Pashed, l’artista del faraone. La mostra è già stata in sette musei, totalizzando sempre grande consenso" j) Museo Civico Archeologico Via dell'Archiginnasio, 2 - 40124 Bologna URL * “Egitto: Splendore Millenario" [was: Egitto] [Egypt: Millennia of Splendour] date: 16 [was: 17] October 2015 - 17 July 2016 [was: 27 September 2015 - 10 July 2016] Exhibition with ca. 500 artefacts from the collection of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden. info: URL info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL info: source - URL The famous statue of Maya and Merit from the RMO Leiden will be part of the exhibition. info: Italian press reports at URL URL "La collezione egiziana del Museo Nazionale di Antichità di Leiden è una delle prime dieci al mondo, e dal 16 ottobre si unirà a quella bolognese, tra le prime in Italia per numero, qualità e stato conservativo dei suoi oggetti. Saranno cinquecento i reperti, databili dal Periodo Predinastico all’Epoca Romana, che dall’Olanda giungeranno al Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna. Alla mostra 'Egitto. Splendore Millenario' si integreranno anche importanti prestiti del Museo Egizio di Torino e del Museo Egizio di Firenze, in un percorso espositivo di circa 1.700 metri quadrati di arte e storia." info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Tra le meraviglie esposte si potranno ammirare ricongiunti per la prima volta, dopo 200 anni dalla riscoperta a Saqqara della sua tomba, i più importanti rilievi di Horemheb, comandante in capo dell’esercito egiziano al tempo di Tutankhamon e poi ultimo sovrano della XVIII dinastia, dal 1319 al 1292 a.C." With slideshow. info: Italian press report at URL "In arrivo dall'Olanda 500 reperti che andranno in mostra all'Archeologico bolognese, tra cui i rilievi di Horemheb. (...)" With a photo of the splendid Maya and Meryt statue. info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "'Egitto. Splendore Millenario' si aprirà il 16 ottobre. Le prime "casse contententi" i capolavori provenienti da Leiden, Olanda, da Torino e Firnze, stanno arrivando, mentre in tutto il museo continua il restyling. (...)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL With a video of a TV report. URL URL "Infine, per la prima volta dopo 200 anni dalla riscoperta a Saqqara della sua tomba, la mostra offre l’occasione unica e irripetibile di vedere ricongiunti i più importanti rilievi di Horemheb, comandante in capo dell’esercito egiziano al tempo di Tutankhamon e poi ultimo sovrano della XVIII dinastia, dal 1319 al 1292 a.C., che Leiden, Bologna e Firenze posseggono." URL With a large slideshow [51 photographs] info: English press reports at URL URL Describes the seven exhibition sections. info: Italian press report at URL "La mostra di Bologna non nasce come operazione d’immagine. Il monumentale catalogo ne dà testimonianza con saggi brevi ma puntuali e una conduzione tematica dove dopo aver risalito per così dire il Nilo fino alle origini storiche della civiltà egizia, segue un itinerario in cui illustra il modello teocratico, documenta il rispecchiamento nel mito di Osiride, getta uno sguardo sull’arte militare e il controllo dentro e fuori i confini egiziani, mostra la miniera di informazioni e di testimonianze emerse dalla necropoli di Saqqara nel Nuovo Regno (e approfondisce la scoperta della tomba di Horemheb), traccia l’affresco della vita quotidiana e la presenza del divino in ogni attività dell’uomo egizio, e segue infine la trasformazione del I millennio, dove il 'senza tempo' che aveva reso quasi immobile la stessa evoluzione della rappresentazione del mondo e del suo rapporto col soprannaturale, si 'abbassa' di tono aprendosi a devozioni più popolari di divinità zoomorfe (...)" info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Il successo della mostra allestita al museo archeologico, “Egitto splendore millenario” era annunciato ma le attese non sono state deluse, secondo i dati forniti dagli organizzatori di Arthemisia group: 82.858 biglietti sono stati staccati dal 16 ottobre al 3 gennaio, con una media di 1.250 visitatori al giorno durante le feste e picchi di 1.500-1.600 ospiti la domenica e nei giorni festivi." Includes a slideshow --FRANCE-- a) - b) Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Blois Les Jacobins, rue Anne de Bretagne, 41000 Blois URL * “Les animaux de l'Egypte ancienne : que sont-ils devenus?” date: 19 September 2015 - 6 March 2016 Exhibition that spotlights, via modern photographs and ancient artefacts, 13 animal species that were important in ancient Egyptian culture. info: URL info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL "Cette exposition interroge sur ce que sont devenues des espèces emblématiques de l'Égypte. Le chat, qui représente la déesse Bastet, a été momifié en quantité très importante sans vraiment savoir pourquoi. « Il semblerait que le chat comme le faucon pèlerin, qui représente le dieu Horus, soient des animaux appréciés par les Égyptiens et très représentés », explique Pascal Girodon le responsable du muséum. On pourra découvrir aussi des animaux comme l'ibis sacré, le faucon pèlerin, mais aussi un petit hippopotame, un crocodile dont un petit a été momifié." info: French press report at URL c) Institut du Monde Arabe 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris * "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte" [Osiris, Sunken Mysteries of Egypt] [was: "Trésors engloutis d'Égpte"] date: 8 September 2015 - 6 March 2016 [prolongation; was: till 31 January 2016] The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, of which 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 22 from the Graeco-roman Museum, 31 from Alexandria National museum, 15 from Bibliotheca Alexandrina museum and 207 artefacts from the Sunken monuments department. Next stops will be Berlin (15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016) and London (15 November 2016 - 15 March 2017). info: (French -) URL (English -) URL "(...) In a 1100 m2 display space, over 290 artefacts are presented. Most were discovered in the recent underwater excavations carried out by the IEASM, but they are augmented by some 40 splendid exhibits on loan from the museums of Cairo and Alexandria — rare objects which have never before been seen in France, and even some that have never been seen outside Egypt before. (..)" info: URL info: URL info: French press release at: URL "L'Institut du monde arabe accueillera l'exposition événement de la rentrée « Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Égypte » qui dévoilera 250 objets issus de 7 années de fouilles sous-marines menées par l'archéologue Franck Goddio auxquels viendront s'ajouter une quarantaine d'oeuvres provenant des musées du Caire et d'Alexandrie, dont certaines sortiront d'Egypte pour la première fois. Ces découvertes, à la signification historique hors du commun, permettront de faire revivre l'un des grands mythes fondateurs de la civilisation égyptienne : « Les Mystères d'Osiris »." info: Communiqué de presse - 13 pp. - pdf-file (4.9 MB) URL info: press release at URL info: French press report at URL "L'exposition (..) dévoilera 250 objets issus de sept années de fouilles sous-marines menées par l'archéologue Franck Goddio au côté d'une quarantaine d'oeuvres provenant des musées du Caire et d'Alexandrie, dont certaines sortiront d'Egypte pour la première fois. Les fouilles, menées notamment sur les vestiges des cités de Thônis-Héracléion et de Canope, submergées depuis le VIIIè siècle en baie d'Aboukir, ont permis d'attester cette célébration initiatique d'une durée de 21 jours qui perpétuait et renouvelait la légende de la fondatrice de l'Égypte." info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) Among the artifacts are several colossal statues in pink granite, well-preserved statues of the Egyptian goddess Isis and a very well preserved sphinx, said Sharaf. The collection will also feature ceramics, jewelry, coins, items from everyday life and firearms that belonged to the naval fleet of Napoleon’s mission to Egypt (1798-1801). (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL "D'après les archéologues, Thonis-Héracléion aurait été construite au 8e siècle avant Jésus-Christ et aurait été engloutie vers l'an 700 environ. Jusqu'en 2000 et la découverte de la ville, on ignorait si cette ville évoquée dans les textes antiques avait véritablement existé ou était une ville mythique. Grâce au travail de Frank Goddio et son équipe, on sait désormais qu'il s'agissait d'une ville portuaire belle et bien vivante." Includes a slideshow. info: French press reports at URL "(..) Au total, plus de 500 objets ont été découvert, et ont permis de mieux comprendre les "mystères d'Osiris", ces cérémonies de 21 jours qui se terminaient, selon la stèle de Canope, par une procession nautique du temple d’Amon Géreb à un sanctuaire de la ville de Canope, dédié à la divinité OSIRIS. Les monuments, statues, instruments rituels, offrandes cultuelles retrouvés dans ces cités valident l'existence de ces cérémonies, et révèlent des pans des cérémonies. (..)" URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) Dr Damian Robinson, the Oxford Centre’s director, described the finds as extremely important. The submerged site spans about 40 sq miles (110 sq km), he said: “Within that, there are probably two submerged cities, maybe three. Franck has mainly concentrated [on surveying] the area to find out what the topography looks like, [with] small surgical excavations to clarify research questions. We’ve probably excavated only 1% or 2% of the site – possibly less.” (..)" With several photos of objects. info: French press report at URL "Une petite chasse au trésor à la rentrée, ça vous dit? A l'occasion de l'inauguration de sa nouvelle exposition, Osiris, Mystères engloutis d'Egypte, l'Institut du Monde Arabe a demandé à l'agence Ma Langue au Chat d'organiser une grande chasse au trésor sur le thème de l'Egypte Antique dans les rues de Paris. (..)" cp. press release at URL URL "Jeu Osiris en ligne" at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL "Three giant Egyptian statues submerged in the Mediterranean for more than a millennium have gone on display at Paris' Arab World Institute.The museum erected the granite monuments Friday as a preview of its exhibition "Osiris: Mysteries of Submerged Egypt," opening Sept. 8. The show features nearly 300 artifacts, most of them discovered in the underwater excavations of French marine archaeologist Frank Goddio. Goddio oversaw the raising of statues of the Egyptian gods Osiris and Isis, and a hulking slab, known as a stele, that sat at the front of a temple. The statues are both nearly 20 feet (6 meters) tall and weigh 4-5 tons each. The stele is also 20 feet tall and weighs nearly 16 tons. The Maritime Museum of Alexandria normally houses the three artifacts. (..)" [new] info: French press reports at URL "Deux colosses égyptiens, issus du fond des mers, annoncent majestueusement depuis hier l'exposition événement qui ouvrira bientôt à l'Institut du monde arabe." Includes a video report [1:04 mins.]: "Colosses d'Egypte : le roi et la reine égyptiens sont érigés devant l'IMA" URL Interview with Franck Goddio. info: English press report at URL info: French press report at URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL With a video. URL URL URL With a video of a TV report. URL URL With a video at URL URL URL URL URL URL With a video of a TV report. URL URL With a slide-show. info: French press reports at URL With a MP3 file of a radio report. URL URL With a video. URL With a video of a TV report. info: English press report at URL URL With video of a TV report. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL The latter has a video report. info: Italian press reports at URL URL The latter has a video report. info: French press reports at URL URL With video of TV report. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL With an audio report. URL URL With a video report. URL With an interview with Franck Goddio. URL URL URL With photos of some objects. info: French press report at URL With slideshow of objects. info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL "Cette exposition en fascinera plus d'un ! Ceux pour qui le nom d'Osiris renvoie aux souvenirs d'une civilisation passionnante, mais aussi ceux que l'idée de la découverte d'une ville entière engloutie fait fantasmer. Et cette ville, Thônis-Héracléion, nous dévoile des témoignages inédits sur une cérémonie secrète appelée les Mystères d'Osiris, qui se déroulait sous les descendants d'Alexandre le Grand. L'Institut du Monde Arabe nous propose rien de moins qu'une véritable immersion." info: Spanish press report at URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL "(..) Si les prévisions de l’IMA sont justes, les 250 objets issus des fouilles sous-marines de Franck Goddio et la quarantaine d’œuvres provenant des musées du Caire et d’Alexandrie devraient attirer 450 000 personnes. La précédente exposition de Franck Goddio, « Trésors engloutis d’Égypte », au Grand Palais, du 9 décembre 2006 au 16 mars 2007, en avait attiré 732 822. (..)" info: English press report at URL "Over 70,000 people have visited “Osiris, Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries” exhibit since it was inaugurated early September(..)" info: French press report at URL "Aux objets de fouilles se mêlent quelques chefs-d'œuvre provenant des musées du Caire et d'Alexandrie, venus enrichir l'illustration du mythe et l'histoire du culte osirien, telle cette sculpture en diorite noire de l'«Osiris végétant», allongé sur son lit funèbre, ou celle, plus célèbre encore, de son «réveil» (musée du Caire). Le visiteur percevra d'ailleurs peut-être, à travers le regard hypnotisant du dieu éveillé, l'étrange sérénité de celui qui a bravé la mort. La dernière séquence de l'exposition met quant à elle en évidence la postérité du mythe qui influença d'autres civilisations (romaine et grecque)." info: French press report at URL info: German press report at 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. (..)" [Earlier it was announced that next stops would be Berlin (15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016) and London (15 November 2016 - 15 March 2017). AKE] info: French press report at URL "C'est assez étrange de voir comment le mythe d'Osiris a pu prospérer avec l'intrusion du monde grec (puis romain, comme on le verra)... Le mythe perdure, mais il évolue. (...) Cette exposition superbe et absolument passionnante dure jusqu'au 31 janvier. Vous pourrez y emmener vos enfants pendant les vacances de Noel...." info: English press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "Déjà plus de 150 000 visiteurs ont percé les mystères d’Osiris !" info: French press report at URL "L’exposition événement « Osiris, mystères engloutis d’Égypte », actuellement proposée à l’Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), fermera finalement ses portes le 6 mars 2016 et non pas à la fin du mois janvier comme cela était prévu initialement, rapportent les organisateurs." info: English press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "La mostra è davvero un’immersione, durante la quale incontreremo pezzi colossali accanto a oggetti molto piccoli, come una gigantesca statua di Api vicina a una statuetta di Horus. Squaderna qualcosa come 250 reperti, frutto di 10 anni di lavori sottomarini condotti da Franck Goddio e dalle sue squadre di archeosub, nelle acque antistanti Alessandria, dove un tempo sorgevano le città di Thonis – Herakleion e Canopo. (...) Si 'riemerge' dal percorso della mostra con un intensissimo desiderio di tornare in Egitto…" d) - e) Musée de la Castre Le Suquet, 06400 Cannes URL * “Le voyage archéologique en Égypte au 19e siècle” date: 1 December 2015 - 6 March 2016 Exhibition with archaeological artefacts and 19th c. photographs of Egypt (e.g. of Félix Bonfils (1831 – 1885) and Alfred Koechlin-Schwartz (1829 – 1895)). info: URL f) - g) Musée d’Art et d’Histoire 25 rue Gouvion Saint-Cyr, 54200 Toul URL * “Motifs indicibles” date: 28 November 2015 - 29 February 2016 Exhibition of paintings by Claire-Lise Delrue, inspired by the Fayum Portraits. info: French press report at URL h) Musée Rodin 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris URL * “Égyptomanie” date: 2018 info: source - press report at URL i) - j) - k) Le musée Crozatier Jardin Henri Vinay, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay URL * "Reopening Museum" date: second trimestre 2015 info: URL Includes "(..) un espace dédié à l'Egypte, avec des sarcophages rénovés et mis en valeur.(..)" l) Musée de l’Homme Palais de Chaillot, 17 Place du Trocadéro, 75116 Paris * Reopening museum date: 17 October 2015 - ongoing info: URL info: URL "La collection de momies du Muséum abrite 63 momies complètes dont 33 égyptiennes, 23 sud-américaines et 7 d’autres origines, ainsi que 52 têtes momifiées isolées venant aussi d’Égypte et d’Amérique du Sud, et divers autres fragments de corps." m) - n) - o) Paris-Plages 2015 (English info:) URL * "Le Louvre à la plage: De la Seine au Nil" date: 20 July 2015 - 16 August 2015 "Paris Plages" is a free summer event that transforms several spots in Paris into full-fledged beaches, each with a distinct theme. At one of the locations, the Louvre is represented with a collection of replicas of ancient Egyptian artefacts. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: English press report at URL "Until August 16th, the Louvre has set up shop on the Georges Pompidou expressway. (..) Every day at 2:30pm, the Louvre team offers children and their families the opportunity to participate in fun and free activities, to learn more about life on the Nile's banks during the age of the pharaohs. (..)" p) Mrac Languedoc-Roussillon (Sérignan) 146, avenue de la Plage, 34410 Serignan URL * "Francisco Tropa, "TSAE (Trésors Submergés de l’Ancienne Egypte)" [(TSAE) Sunken treasures of Ancient Egypt] date: 28 June 2015 - 30 August 2015 The Portuguese artist Francisco Tropa is mixing cultural referents in an archaeological fiction which mobilizes the force of myth as well as the esthetic power of simple forms. info: URL info: URL "Le projet _Trésors Submergés de l'Ancienne Egypte_ de Francisco Tropa constitue une archéologie fantasmée, rassemblant un ensemble de pièces qu'on croirait rapportés d'une fouille (cartes, plans, sculptures, coffres à bijoux, outils, vaisselle, outils etc.) mais qui se révèlent être les témoins d'un monde qui n'a jamais été. Malgré un titre qui parodie les expositions scientifiques, la sous-rubrique du projet présentée au Mrac, le Ministère des affaires étrangères joue d'une ambiguïté entre un récit officiel et une fiction détournée, opérant un glissement de l'étranger à l'étrange. (..)" Press release: URL --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) Musée du Cinquantenaire Parc du Cinquantenaire 10, Bruxelles URL * "Djehoetihotep: 100 jaar opgravingen in Egypte / Djehoutyhotep: 100 ans de fouilles en Égypte" [Djehutyhotep: 100 years of excavations in Egypt] date: 6 November 2015 - 20 April 2016 [was: 5 November 2015 - 15 February 2016] The exhibition is showing the excavations in the region of Deir el-Bersha, with the main focus on the tomb of Djehutyhotep. It all started with George Andrew Reisner in 1915 when he conducted the first true scientific research on the tomb. The exhibition will also show how new technologies applied to old documentation are revealing interesting new information. A 3D replica of the tomb will be one of the major highlights of the event. info: URL URL URL URL info: Dutch flyer at URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: French press report at URL * “Sarcofagen - Onder de sterren van Noet”/ "Sarcophages - Sous les étoiles de Nout" [Sarcophagi- Under the stars of Nut] date: 15 October 2015 - 20 April 2016 info: (in Dutch) URL (in French) URL (in English) URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "L’exposition sera divisée en douze salles, chacune d’entre elles symbolisant une des douze heures de la nuit, pendant laquelle le soleil effectue son trajet vers sa résurrection quotidienne. Chaque salle sera aménagée autour d’une pièce phare sélectionnée pour la richesse de ses significations religieuses, funéraires et historiques, ou pour ses qualités formelles." info: Dutch interview with Egyptologist Isabelle Therasse about the exhibition - URL info: French press report at URL "L’éternité. Renaître, tel Osiris, tel le soleil qui, depuis l’origine des temps, revient chaque matin à la vie grâce à la déesse Nout, la voûte céleste : telles étaient les espérances des anciens Égyptiens concernant leur vie après la mort. C’est donc sous le signe de Nout qu’est placée la grande exposition du Musée du Cinquantenaire. Elle retrace l’évolution des rites funéraires de l’Égypte ancienne, de la préhistoire jusqu’à la période gréco-romaine." info: English press report at URL "Eternity! To live once more like the god of the afterlife Osiris, or to rise again like the sun that is born from the womb of Nut, godess of the sky... The ancient Egyptians had high expectations of life after death! The Cinquantenaire Museum will unveil the secrets of the Egyptian sarcophagi as well as some true masterpieces of the Museum collections, including coffins, death masks and embalmed cats, many of which have never been shown before. (..)" info: Dutch blog report at URL Interview with Isabelle Therasse (catalogue author). With a lot of photos. info: German press report at URL info: French press report at URL URL URL URL URL "L'exposition s'adresse à toute personne curieuse d'en savoir davantage sur les rites funéraires dans l’Égypte ancienne. Plus précisément, elle montre l'évolution des cercueils et des sarcophages au fil de l'époque pharaonique qui a duré près de 3000 ans. Momies (humaines et d'animaux), cercueils, sarcophages, vases canopes (récipients destinés à conserver les organes du mort), amulettes, bijoux,... environ 200 objets ont été soigneusement choisis dans les réserves du Cinquantenaire par les commissaires de l'exposition." info: Dutch press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL b) Musée royal de Mariemont Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140 Morlanwelz URL * "Dieux, Genies et Demons d’Égypte" date: 21 May 2016 - 20 November 2016 Exhibition about the gods and demons of ancient Egypt, with objects on loan from several museums. info: URL * “De Stargate (TM) aux comics. Les dieux égyptiens dans la culture geek (1975-2015)” date: 21 May 2016 - 20 November 2016 Exhibition that looks at the ancient Egyptian elements in popular fiction, with costumes and objects from movies (Stargate, The Return of the Mummy) and comic books (Thor, Batman, Mighty Isis). info: URL --SPAIN-- a) Museo Liceo Egipcio Palacio de Gaviria, 6 calle Conde Luna, León [was: Avd. Astorga 42, 24198 La Virgen del Camino, León. The Museum has moved.] URL * “La dama del Nilo” date: 15 September 2015 - TBA Exhibition dedicated to the legacy of Egyptologist Christiane Desroches. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL b) Pabellón de la Navegación Camino de los Descubrimientos, 41092 Sevilla URL * “Ramses, rey de reyes” [Ramses, King of Kings] date: 21 July 2015 - 31 May 2016 Exhibits replicas (6m x 14m) of the facades of the Temple of Nefertari and the Temple of Abu Simbel, plus 60 pieces of (replicas) of Egyptian art, incl. replicas of Tutankhamun's golden coffins. info: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL With slideshow. URL With slideshow. info: English press report at URL c) - d) - e) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid * "Faraones: reyes de Egipto" date: TBA, 2018 Exhibition with ca. 130 objects on loan from the British Museums. Will also travel to the CaixaForum venues in Barcelona (2019), Girona (2019), Tarragona (2019), and Lleida (2020). info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL f) Museu de Gavà Plaça de Dolors Clua, 13-14, 08850 Gavà * “Visions d’Egipte. Oxirrinc, ahir i avui” date: 12 February 2016 - 13 March 2016 Exhibition dedicated to Oxyrhinchus and the Catalan excavations at the site. info: 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 h) Museu Egipci / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona València, 284, E-08007 Barcelona * "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento" [Tutankhamun. History of a discovery] date: 30 November 2012 - 31 December 2015 [several times prolongated] info: URL i) Patio de Comedias Plaza Concepción, s/n, 13160 Torralba de Calatrava, Cdad. Real URL * “Tebas: Los tesoros de una ciudad milenaria a las puertas del desierto” date: 11 December 2015 - 7 February 2016 Exhibition with panels, photographs, and maps, that illustrate several aspects of ancient Thebes and recent excavations in the area. info: Spanish press report at URL j) - k) - l) - m) Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal Paseo de la Castellana, 214, 28046 Madrid URL * "Cleopatra y la fascinación de Egipto" [Cleopatra and the fascination of Egypt] [was: "Cleopatra"] date: 3 December 2015 [was: 27/30 November 2015] - 8 May 2016 Exhibition dedicated to Cleopatra VII, with 400 objects, old and modern, from more than 80 Spanish and international collections. info: URL With slideshows of the seven sections of the exhibition and a promo video. info: video [1:20 mins.] of a TV report at URL "Una parte de Egipto llega a Madrid, en concreto al Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal, que acoge la muestra 'Cleopatra y la fascinación por Egipto'. Un recorrido compuesto por más de 400 piezas arqueológicas, que cuenta la historia de Cleopatra y Egipto." info: Spanish press report at URL info: source - URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL "La presidenta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Cristina Cifuentes, ha presentado hoy ‘Cleopatra y la fascinación de Egipto’, la nueva exposición de la sala Arte Canal que reúne más de 400 piezas arqueológicas procedentes de 80 museos y colecciones españolas e internacionales y que estará abierta al público desde mañana, jueves, y hasta el próximo 8 mayo. (..)" info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL With a slideshow. info: Spanish press report at URL With a video. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL "Más de 60.000 personas ya han visitado la exposición 'Cleopatra y la fascinación de Egipto' (..)" 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) The Ian Potter Museum of Art The University of Melbourne Swanston Street, Parkville VIC 3010 URL * "Mummymania" date: 29 September 2015 - 17 April 2016 The exhibition focuses on the figure of the Egyptian mummy, ranging from the mummy's original role in ancient Egyptian funerary practices to its importance in early scientific investigations into ancient disease and medicine, and its popular reception as a malevolent Hollywood monster-figure. info: URL info: English press report at URL b) Western Australian Museum Perth Cultural Centre, James St, Perth WA 6000 URL * “A History of the World in 100 Objects” date: February 13, 2016 - June 18, 2016 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). It will also be shown at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL c) National Museum of Australia Lawson Cres, Acton ACT 2601, Canberra URL * “A History of the World in 100 Objects” date: TBA (Summer 2016) The touring exhibition with 100 objects from the British Museum, including the coffin of Shepenmehit and a large statue of Ramses II. info: source - English press report at URL --DENMARK-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15, CH-8002 Zürich URL * "Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: TBA, 2017 The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, of which 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 22 from the Graeco-roman Museum, 31 from Alexandria National museum, 15 from Bibliotheca Alexandrina museum and 207 artefacts from the Sunken monuments department. Earlier venues are the Arab World Institute in Paris (8 September 2015 - 31 January 2016; "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte") and the British Museum in London (19 May 2016 – 27 November 2016; "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds"). info: 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) Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15, 8002 Zürich * “Gärten der Welt” date: 13 May 2016 - 9 October 2016 Exhibition about gardens in different cultures and times, including ancient Egypt. info: URL d) Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum Museumsstrasse 50, CH-9000 St.Gallen URL * “Welten sammeln” date: March 2016 - Ongoing Opening of the new permanent exhibiton that provides an overview of several of the world's cultures (the Pacific, North and South America, Africa, and ancient Egypt) via museum objects and their history. info: URL e) - f) Antikenmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * Closure of the Egyptian Galleries date: 28 june 2015 - TBA info: URL --SWEDEN-- a) Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm * "Solkungen farao Sahure" date: 1 September 2015 - TBA, January 2016 [was: 5 October 2015 – 24 January 2016] The statue King Sahure and a Nome God (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund 1918, 18.2.4) is on display as a temporary loan. info: URL With photo of the statue. info: (in Swedish) URL --BULGARIA-- a) - ---POLAND--- a) - b) Muzeum Archeologiczne Oddzial Muzeum Miejskiego Wroclawia Arsenal Miejski, Cieszynskiego 9, 50-136 Wroclaw URL (Polish) URL (English) * "Tajemnice egipskich grobowców" [Secrets of Egyptian tombs] date: September 2016 - December 2016 Exhibition with a replica of an Egyptian tomb, 3D printed models of monuments (that may be touched), plus authentic artefacts from Polish collections. info: source - Polish press report at URL --RUSSIA-- a) Kramskoy Regional Museum of Fine Arts Revolyutsii Ave., 18/1, Voronezh 394036 URL * "Eternal Egypt. The 200th anniversary of the collection of Egyptian antiquities of Otto Friedriech von Richter at the Kramskoy Regional Museum of Fine Arts" date: 1 October 2015 - 1 March 2016. Exhibition of nearly 160 objects from the oldest collection of Egyptian antiquities in Russia, gathered by Baron Otto Friedrich von Richter (1791-1816), who travelled in Egypt from Alexandria to Qasr Ibrim in 1815. He purchased many antiquities at Saqqara and Deir el-Medina. Some outstanding Egyptian items kept in the museum came also from the Theban cachette of Bab el-Gasus and were presented to Russia by the Khedive of Egypt in 1824. Organizers: Department of Culture of Voronezh region, the Kramskoy Regional Museum of Fine Arts, Max Voloshin Oriental Library of Moscow, Association of Ancient Egypt Studies “Maat” (Moscow). The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual (Russian-English) catalogue: Victor V. Solkin (Ed.) Eternal Egypt. The 200th anniversary of the collection of Egyptian antiquities of Otto Friedriech von Richter at the Kramskoy Regional Museum of Fine Arts. Moscow, Alexey Varfolomeev Publishing House, 2015. 136 pp. ISBN 978-5-9902391-9-7 info: URL With slide-show of objects. info: Russian press release at URL info: Russian press reports at URL URL With a video of a radio interview with Victor Solkin. URL URL URL URL Video of a TV report. info: Spanish press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL Written by Victor Solkin, With photos. b) The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Volkhonka 12, Moscow URL * " 'Two Amenemhats': Portraits of a Middle Kingdom king" date: 2 February 2016 - 1 May 2016 Exhibition of two statues of Amenemhat III, one from the Hermitage Museum and one from the Pushkin Museum. info: URL --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) - b) - c) Regionální muzeum v Kolíne Dvorákovo muzeum praveku Nová farní škola Brandlova 35, 280 02 Kolín URL * "Objevy pod pyramidami - výkumy Ceského egyptologického ústavu FFUK v Egypte a Súdánu" [Discovery of the Pyramids - Research in Egypt and Sudan by the Czech Institute of Egyptology at the Charles University in Prague] date: 15 September 2015 - 29 May 2016 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: URL info: Czech press release at URL With photo gallery. info: Czech press report at URL 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) - --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --JAPAN--- a) - b) - c) - d) - e) - f) Shoto Museum of Art 2-14-14Shoto,Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0046 URL (English:) URL * “Ancient Egyptian Art and Magic. Treasures from the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva, Switzerland” date: 6 October 2015 - 23 November 2015 The exhibition presents the fascinating and symbolic features of Egyptian art and magic via 150 objects (sculptures, stone stelae, reliefs, amulets, and decorative objects) on loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva. Earlier at the Asahikawa Museum of Art, Hokkaido (17 April 2015 - 21 June 2015) and the Fukui City Art Museum (3 July 2015 - 30 August 2015). info: source - URL g) Gunma Museum of Art 2003 Hinata-cho, Tatebayashi, Gunma URL (English:) URL * “Ancient Egyptian Art and Magic. Treasures from the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva, Switzerland” date: 5 January 2016 - 21 March 2016 The exhibition presents the fascinating and symbolic features of Egyptian art and magic via 150 objects (sculptures, stone stelae, reliefs, amulets, and decorative objects) on loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, Geneva. info: URL info: source - URL --TAIWAN-- a) - --REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE-- a) - b) National Museum Singapore 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897 URL * “Treasures of the World's cultures” date: 5 December 2015 – 29 May 2016 The touring exhibition with more than 250 artefacts from the British Museum, including several ancient Egyptian objects (a gilded mummy mask, a statue of a kneeling Ramesses IV, the coffin of Djeho, mummy plank, statues of Sekhmet and Bastet, and an Amarna Letter). info: URL info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL "A 2,000-year-old mummified boy, an ancient marble bust of Emperor Hadrian, as well as an "unlucky" mummy-board alleged to curse those connected to it were among the relics uncrated yesterday for an upcoming show at the National Museum of Singapore. (..)" With video of the uncrating of objects. info: English press report at URL A 21st dyn. Book of the Dead, a 22nd dyn. mummy-board from Thebes, and a Roman Period mummy from Hawara are among the highlights. info: English press report at URL --MEXICO-- a) - b) Centro de Atención Municipal Av. Ribera del Rio Esq. Camino Las Flores S/N, 76900 Corregidora, Querétaro de Arteaga URL * “Tutankamón. La tumba, el oro y la maldición” date: 21 January 2016 - May 2016 Travelling exhibitions with 200 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 - 10 December 2015). info: source - Spanish press report at URL ---ISRAEL--- a) Israel Museum Nakhman Avigad St, Jerusalem URL * “The Allure of the Sphinx - Ancient Egypt in European Art" date: March 4, 2016 - 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 * “Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story” date: March 4, 2016 - October 25, 2016 [was: September 2015 - TBA] 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: English 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 --PERU-- a) Centro Comercial Plaza Lima Norte Panamericana Norte - av. Tomás valle - av. Túpac Amaru, Independencia, Lima * "Tesoros de Egipto" [Treasures of Egypt] date: 1 October 2015 - 30 January 2016 [prolongation; was: till 30 November 2015] Some 300 replicas of Ancient Egyptian objects [of rather moderate quality - MT] are on display in a commercial center. info: URL info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL "Más de 300 piezas que pertenecieron a la cultura egipcia serán exhibidas por primera vez en el centro comercial Plaza Norte. (...) 'la máscara de Tutankhamón es la única réplica autorizada por el Museo del Cairo para ser exhibida como la copia exacta de la original' (...)" info: Spanish press report at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL "Unas 300 piezas originales y réplicas exactas de objetos hallados en la tumba del famoso faraón Tutankamón son exhibidas en el centro comercial Plaza Norte, en alianza con la Embajada de Egipto en el Perú." - with photograph of display. ---SOUTH AFRICA--- a) - +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. K. Eyma This list is not meant for distribution to any other public channel than the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum. It is always wise to contact the organizers of lectures e.d. for confirmation, in case of (last minute) changes. Also note that registration for conferences/symposiums often is months in advance. 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