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April 23, 2015
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, Russia, Austria, Hungary, Argentina, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Brazil, Croatia (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Morocco, Vatican City, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, Qatar, 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) - Germany (i), Austria (b)(e), Italy (f),(i), France (c), Danmark (a), S. Africa (a)]; Kat Newkirk [(I) - USA (w)]; Bjorn Koopmans [(I) - USA (w)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Germany (p), Austria (b), Italy (c)(f)] ========================================================================== +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- w) Atlantic Highlands Arts Council PO Box 236, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 URL * "From Ancient Construction to Modern Preservation: The Story of Egyptian Theban Tomb 110", by Dr. JJ Shirley date: Friday, May 8th, 2015; 7:30 pm place: Arts Corner, 135 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands. info: press report at URL --GERMANY-- m) Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH) * Symposium: “The Ramesside Period in Egypt: Studies into Cultural and Historical Processes of the 19th and 20th Dynasties” date: 5-7 June 2015 place: IWH, Hauptstraße 242, 69117 Heidelberg costs: registration before 30 April 2015 info: URL info: programme at URL --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * "Origins 6: Sixth International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt" Deadline for abstracts of papers is 28th of February 2016. date: September 2017 place: Vienna info: URL --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --GERMANY-- 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: Autumn/Winter 2015 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. (..)" [update] p) Olympiapark München Kleine Olympiahalle Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, 80809 München * "Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 3 April 2015 - 13 September 2015 [new] info: German press report at URL "Bereits in den ersten Tagen sahen über 10.000 Besucher die Schau. (...) Wilfried Seipel hat als Ägyptologe und Archäologe diese Ausstellung federführend wissenschaftlich begleitet. Mit ihm sprach Eva Prase. (..)" Interview with Wilfried Seipel. --AUSTRIA-- [update] b) Kunsthalle Leoben Kirchgasse 6; 8700 Leoben [new title] * "Ägypten: Die letzten Pharaonen - Von Alexander dem Großen bis Kleopatra" [was: "Ägypten - Von Alexander dem Großen bis Kleopatra: Die letzten Pharaonen"] date: 24 April 2015 - 1 November 2015 [new] info: URL [new] info: German press release at URL "Über 200 Exponate von renommierten Leihgebern aus Europa und den Vereinigten Staaten bieten den Besuchern einen spannenden Streifzug durch die Zeit von Alexander dem Großen bis zur legendären Kleopatra." [new] info: German press reports at URL URL e) Naturhistorisches Museum Burgring 7, 1010 Wien URL * "Die Präparierte Welt" date: 15 April 2015 - 4 October 2015 info: URL info: German press report at URL "Präparatoren erhalten Körper seltener Tiere, machen Verborgenes sichtbar und erwecken sogar ausgestorbene Arten zu neuem Leben (..). Das Bestreben des Menschen, Körper im Original zu erhalten lässt sich bis ins Alte Ägypten verfolgen, konsequenterweise ist das älteste Objekt der Ausstellung die Mumie eines Ibis. (..)" --ITALY-- c) Villa Papadopoli Vittorio Veneto * "Egitto. Tempio del faraone Sethi I. Le sacre rappresentazioni" [Egypt. The temple of Pharaoh Sethos I. The sacred representations] date: 25 April 2015 - July 2015 Photographic exhibition of the temple of Sethos I. info: Italian press report at URL f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4, 00197 Roma URL * "Egitto dal cielo, 1914. La riscoperta del fotografo pioniere, prigioniero, professionista Theodor Kofler" [Egypt from the Sky, 1914. The rediscovery of the photographer pioneer, prisoner, professional Theodor Kofler] date: 16 April 2015 - TBA The exhibition, conceived and curated by Professor Patrizia Piacentini, celebrates the centennial of the first aerial photographs of ancient Egyptian monuments, collected in an amazing album preserved in the Egyptological Archives of the Università degli Studi di Milano since 2001. Despite his skills, Kofler, as a photographer, was until now almost unknown. He has been rediscovered thanks to research of the Milanese Chair of Egyptology, started more than 10 years ago and undertaken in different European and African countries. Earlier at the Università degli Studi di Milano (11 February 2015 - 13 March 2015). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL * "La misteriosa scoperta della tomba di Tutankhamun" [The mysterious discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun] [new] date: 29 October 2014 - 25 November 2015[?] [was: TBA, 2016] [new] info: URL URL [update] i) Palazzo Foscolo Via Garibaldi, 80, 31046 Oderzo * “Omaggio a Tutankhamon - l'Arte Egizia Incontra l'Arte Contemporanea” [Homage to Tutankhamun - Egyptian art meets Contemporary art] [new] date: 20 December 2014 - 31 May 2015 [prolongation; was: till 3 May 2015] [new] info: URL --FRANCE-- [update] c) Institut du Monde Arabe 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris [new title] * "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte" [was: "Trésors engloutis d'Égpte"] [new] date: 8 [was: 7] September 2015 - 8 [was: 7] January 2016 [new] info: URL [new] 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." --DENMARK-- [update] a) Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Dantes Plads 7, 1556 Kobenhavn V * "Taharqa - Den Sorte Farao" [Taharqa - The Black Pharaoh] date: 10 April 2015 - 28 June 2015 [new] info: English press release at URL --REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA-- a) GrandWest Casino 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood, Cape Town, 7460 URL * “Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures” date: 2 June 2015 - TBA One of the internationally travelling exhibitions with over 1,000 replicas of KV62 artefacts. Earlier at Silverstar, Mogale City (2 December 2014 - 12 April 2015). 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--- * (&) In Quesna, Minufiya governorate in the Delta, an earlier found mastaba (dyn. 3) could be dated to the reign of king Khaba: URL With link to MSA press release. [Next four items submitted by Kat Newkirk and Bjorn Koopmans] * Press report: "123 stolen artefacts to return to Egypt" URL "Within days, a collection of 123 artefacts from different ancient Egyptian eras are to arrive in Cairo from the United States after it was proven that they were illegally smuggled out of the Egypt. Mamdouh Eldamaty, the minister of antiquities, explained that the artefacts were found by the Customs Police at New York airport in a wooden parcel within the luggage of a passenger during an attempt to smuggle them inside the United States. Egyptian authorities succeeded to prove that the antiquities are authentic which has led the way for them to be returned to Egypt. Ahmed Ali, general director of the Antiquities Recuperation Department, told Ahram Online that the recovered antiquities include a collection of painted wooden sarcophagi from the 26th Dynasty, a number of limestone statues from the Third Intermediate Period, the remains of human skeletons, three wooden model boats with their crew from the Middle Kingdom, as well as a large collection of Graeco-Roman coins. " With photos. -- Other English press reports: URL "(..) The 123 objects contains wooden sarcophagus for a lady dated to 26th Dynasty, 4 wooden statues if birds representing "Ba" the soul in ancient Egypt, collection of statues dates to Third Intermediate Period (TIP), number of funerary boats of Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom Stela and a collection of Roman coins." With photos. URL URL URL URL URL URL "(..) The coffin had been emblazoned with the name Shesepamutayesher and the title “Lady of the House” sometime between 664 and 111 B.C. (..)" The latter press report has much details about "Operation Mummy’s Curse. ". -- Press release of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: URL * Press report: "Ancient Hangover Cure Discovered in Greek Texts" URL "Hiding a hangover in ancient Egypt would've taken some work. Rather than popping an ibuprofen for a pounding drunken headache, people in Egypt may have worn a leafy necklace. That's according to a newly translated and published papyrus written in Greek with the recipe for a "drunken headache" cure. The alcohol victim would have strung together leaves from a shrub called Alexandrian chamaedaphne (Ruscus racemosus L.), possibly wearing the strand around the neck, the text revealed. (..)" -- The publication refered to is: The Graeco-Roman Memoirs Vol. 101: The Oxyrhynchus Papyri 80. Edited with translations and notes by M. Hirt, D. Leith and W. B. Henry. EES, 2014. Hb, 176 pp. ISBN 9780856982224 URL * Press report: "Canada's favourite mummy hunter returns" URL Interview with Dr Gayle Gibson, Egyptologist with Royal Ontario Museum. * Press report: "Dr. Tammy Gaber giving talk on ancient Egyptian art, architecture" URL With audio-file (8 mins.) of a radio interview with Dr Tammy Gaber, assistant professor at the Laurentian University School of Architecture. * Press report: "Luxor to allow tourists visit ancient tombs at night" URL "The authorities in the Upper Egyptian province of Luxor, in Upper Egypt are preparing to open the ancient royal tombs, located west of the city, for tourists at night, for the first time in history. Luxor Governor Mohamed Badr said the authorities are coordinating with the Antiquities Ministry in order to provide appropriate lighting and open the sites ahead of the start of the tourist season in October. The project is aimed at diversifying the offer of tourist attractions in Luxor and at avoiding the high daytime temperatures. It will also take advantage of the Al-Qama mountain lighting project, which cost LE 56 million. Speaking to the German news agency DPA, Badr added that the historic Madamod temple, located northeast of the city, might also soon be open for tourists." [Submitted by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press report: "Piramide, terminato il restyling da 2 milioni di euro" URL "La Piramide torna ai romani. Sono terminati i lavori di ristrutturazione avviati grazie a una donazione da 2 milioni di euro da parte del mecenate giapponese Yuzo Yagi. Dopo 327 giorni di restyling, il monumento – fatto realizzare da Caio Cestio nel I secolo a.C. – è stato dunque riconsegnato alla città con 75 giorni d’anticipo rispetto alla stima del progetto. (...)" The Pyramid of Cestius in Rome, built about 18 BCE–12 BCE, and inspired by the Roman wars in Egypt and Nubia (notably Meroë), has been restored. -- Another Italian press report: URL [Submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press report: "The Met goes digital: Meet the museum's first chief digital officer" URL "(..) When the Met created a position for its first-ever Chief Digital Officer, it turned to Sree Sreenivasan, a former Columbia University professor. (..) Separately, the Met’s media lab is working with the experts in its Department of Egyptian ART to use digital project-mapping to show what the Temple of Dendur looked like with colors in its original state in the first century B.C. (..)" [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "La Svizzera nel paese dei faraoni neri" URL "Da quarant'anni, la Svizzera esegue degli scavi nel sito archeologico di Kerma, in Sudan. Le ultime scoperte riscrivono in parte la storia della Nubia. Nonostante i suoi 82 anni, l'archeologo ginevrino Charles Bonnet continua la sue ricerche sul campo. (...)" About the work of Charles Bonnet in Kerma. With photographs -- German version: URL -- French version: URL [Other language versions are also available -- see website] --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German press release of the University of Lepzig about the recent discoveries in Heliopolis: URL "(..) In zwei bis drei Metern Tiefe stieß das deutsch-ägyptische Grabungsteam auf das Fragment einer großen Königsstatue aus Rosengranit (1213 bis 1203 vor Christus) und einige Meter weiter auf insgesamt sieben, etwa 2.400 Jahre alte Basaltreliefs. Sie stellen eine Nilgott-Prozession aus der Zeit des ägyptischen Königs Nektanebo I., der von 380 bis 363 vor Christus regierte, dar. (...)" -- idem: URL -- German press reports: URL URL * One more press report about the "Meidum Geese" Controversy: URL Dr Zahi Hawass publishes the opinions of a number of colleagues on the subject: Prof. Karol Mysliwiec, Dr Edward Brovarski, and Dr Richard Redding. [Submitted by Bjorn Koopmans] * Press report: "Archaeologists devasted with historical site demolition in Alexandria" URL "Several archaeologists have said they filed a report with public prosecutor Hesham Barakat over the demolition of the Al-Abd theater in Alexandria. They added that the report included the cultural and archaeological importance of the theater. The site of the theater, located in Camp Shizar, was discovered in 2013. It dates back to the Roman and Hellenistic eras, lying in a residential neighborhood just a block inland from the Mediterranean coast. The demolition took place on Thursday. (..)" With photos. * Press release of CFEETK: "Un fragment de Thoutmosis IV retrouvé au Royaume-Uni" URL "(..) Le fragment appartient à une scène du pilier 20 de la cour à portique (...)." --MISCELLANEOUS-- * Blog of the 2015 season of the Ancient Egypt Research Association (AERA), Giza: URL One new entry (Apr. 21). [Next four items submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * New entries at the blog of Projecte UEMOT: URL -- “Nous amulets d’argent amb iconografía egípcia i representant l’ull trobats a l’illa d’Eivissa” (Apr. 17) * New entry at the blog of the Penn Museum / Artifact Lab: URL -- "Meet Nespekashuti" (Apr. 16) [coffin and mummy of a "singing-master of Min"] * New entry at the blog of Liverpool Museums: URL -- "Conserving Egyptian animal mummies" (Apr. 17) * New entry at the blog (tumblr) of Brooklyn Museum: URL -- "A plaster mask" (Apr.18) * New entries at the blog of Papyrologist Brice C. Jones: URL -- "Domestic Violence, Local Bishops, and a Church in a Fourth Century Papyrus" (Apr. 19) +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Christian Greco (ed.), Museo Egizio, Franco Cosimo Panini Editore, Modena, 2015 [available in May, 2015]. Pb. 350 pp., col. Ill. ISBN: 978-88-570-0902-5, price: EUR 35 -- press report: "Franco Cosimo Panini Editore presenta il volume ufficiale del nuovo Museo Egizio di Torino" URL "In occasione della riapertura, Franco Cosimo Panini Editore presenta il volume MUSEO EGIZIO, il libro ufficiale della collezione che ne illustra la grande varietà delle opere rispecchiando il nuovo allestimento. L’opera offre una panoramica completa ed esaustiva dei tesori del museo, ripercorrendo più di tremila anni di storia egizia." --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Digitized book from the Internet Archive: -- Catharine H. Roehrig (ed.), Hatshepsut. From Queen to Pharaoh, New York, 2005. - 340 pp. - pdf-file (19.2 MB) URL "Catalog of an exhibition held at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young, October 15, 2005-February 5, 2006; at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 28-July 9, 2006; and at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, August 27- December 31, 2006." [The book is Out of Print and also available for free at the Met (e-)Publications repository: URL ] --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * The (final) TOC of the latest issue of the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (JEA), vol. 100 (2014), is online at: URL English and Arabic abstracts: URL * The TOC of vol. 65 (2014) of Revue d'Égyptologie (RdE) has appeared online at: URL * The TOC of the latest issue of Ancient Egypt Magazine, no. 89 (vol. 15.5) (April/May 2015), is online at URL * The TOC of the latest issue of Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, vol. 110, no. 2 (Apr 2015), is online at URL * The TOC of the latest issue of the International Journal of Paleopathology, vol. 10 (September 2015) [in progress], is online at URL Among the articles (only abstract for free): -- Nicole E. Smith-Guzmán, "Cribra orbitalia in the ancient Nile Valley and its connection to malaria" --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS--a> * Another issue of Folia Orientalia, no. LI (2014), has appeared online: URL Among the articles (for free): -- Massimiliano Franci, "Egypto-Semitic Comparison: Some considerations on bilabials and dentals relationship" -- Piotr Kolodziejczyk, "Early Egyptian abstract thinking – remarks on philosophical elements in the Egyptian formative period" --MISCELLANEOUS-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * BMCR book review of: Giovanni R. Ruffini, The Bishop, the Eparch, and the King: Old Nubian Texts from Qasr Ibrim (P. QI 4). Journal of Juristic Papyrology supplements, 22. Warsaw: Journal of Juristic Papyrology, 2014. Pp. xiv, 367. ISBN 9788393842513. $70.00. URL +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer nnouncement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list. * This summer the Egypt Exploration Society will be taking on an intern to work for 10 weeks (from the 1st June 2015 ) with the newly digitized Amarna object cards. (..) The deadline for applications is the 4th May 2015. URL * (&) The British Museum's Ancient Egypt and Sudan department are looking for a Project Curator: Amara West to work with the Amara West Research Project, with specific responsibility for documentation, including particular attention to artefacts and archaeology, from the New Kingdom town site. Closing Date: Friday 1st May 2015 12pm Noon info: 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"(ERC-Grant) zum 1. Juli 2015 die Stelle einer/eines Wissenschaftlichen Angestellten (Ägyptologin/Ägyptologe) Entgeltgruppe 13 TVöD befristet bis zum 30. Juni 2020 mit 50 % der tariflichvereinbarten regelmäßigen Arbeitszeit (zzt. 19,5 Wochenstunden) zu besetzen. (..) Closing date: 16 April 2015 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“ (ERC-Grant) zum 1. Juli 2015 die Stelle einer/eines Restauratorin / Restaurators für Papyri Entgeltgruppe 9b TVöD befristet bis zum 30. Juni 2020 zu besetzen. (..) Closing date: 23 April 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 * (&) Am Vorderasiatischen Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle einer/eines wissenschaftlichen Angestellten Entgeltgruppe 13 TVöD mit 19,5 Stunden / Woche befristet bis zum 14. Februar 2018 zu besetzen (..), im Rahmen des (..) Verbundprojekts "Illegaler Handel mit Kulturgut in Deutschland. Verfahren zur Erhellung des Dunkelfeldes als Grundlage für Kriminalitätsbekämpfung und prävention (ILLICID)" (..), im Teilbereich "Antike Kulturgüter aus dem östlichen Mittelmeerraum" (AKOM) (..). Anforderung: Abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulschulstudium (Master, Diplom, M.A.) im Fach Ägyptologie oder eines inhaltlich vergleichbaren Studiengangs. (..) Closing date: 24. April 2015 URL * (&) The Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt intends to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in Egyptology for 2015-16, funded by the Institute. (..) The initial appointment is for one year, thereafter renewable (contingent on satisfactory performance) for up to two additional years. A Ph.D. in Egyptology is required (..). Deadline for applications: April 15th, 2015. (#) * (&) The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has posted the following position for summer 2015: Terrace Research Associate in Egyptian Art June-August 2015 Application deadline: April 1, 2015 For details, see URL * (&) The McDonald Institute of Cambridge/UK University invites applications for post-doctoral Anniversary Research Fellowships with closing date on 31 March 2015. URL * (&) Zum 01.10.2015 ist am Lehrstuhl für altägyptische Kulturgeschichte in ptolemäisch-römischer Zeit der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg die Stelle einer wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/ eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters zu besetzen. Einstellungsvoraussetzung ist ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium im Fach Ägyptologie mit Promotion. Bewerbungsschluß ist der 15. April 2015. (#) * (&) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut - Freie Stellen im Bereich Wissenschaft -- Eine wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft an der Abteilung Kairo Aufgabenbereich: organisatorische Betreuung der Transformationsprojekte der Abteilung Kairo -- Eine wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft an der Abteilung Kairo Aufgabenbereich: Erstellung der Planungsgrundlagen zur Erarbeitung eines Ausstellungs-konzepts für die Neugestaltung des Inselmuseums Elephantine. (..) Bewerbungsfrist: 10. März 2015 Info: URL * (&) Die Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim sucht zum 01.07.2015 Eine/n wissenschaftliche/n Volontär / Volontärin für den Sammlungsschwerpunkt Altägyptische Kunst und Kultur. Deadline: 06-03-2015. (#) * (&) Job openings École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris: -- Directeur d'études (DE n° 5187) - Religion de l'Egypte ancienne / Religion of Ancient Egypt (à partir de 1er octobre 2015) Deadline: 10 mars 2015 -- Directeur d'études cumulant (DECU n° 0253) - Religion égyptienne dans les mondes hellénistique et romain / Egyptian Religion in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds (à partir de 1er octobre 2015) Deadline: 10-03-2015 Info: URL * (&) The Department of History & Classics, Swansea University, Wales, has the following job opening: Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in History and Heritage (AC01081) Closing Date: 12-03-2015 Info: URL * (&) The British Museum’s Ancient Egypt and Sudan department are seeking to recruit a Project Curator: Egyptian Exhibition (Lead) for a major exhibition on ancient Egypt, to open in 2016. (..) The ideal candidate will be educated to PhD level in Egyptology (or equivalent) and have experience working to create and deliver exhibitions on ancient Egypt. (..) Closing date: 27th February 2015. 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 * (&) Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften: Ausschreibung: Prae-doc Stelle für das Projekt Beyond Politics: Material Culture in Second Intermediate Period Egypt and Nubia Wo: Institut für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien Beginn: So bald als möglich, nicht später als Juli 2015 Dauer: 3 Jahre befristet Bewerbungsschluß: 28. Februar 2015 Full info: URL * (&) Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is recruiting a museum curator (cand. mag.,mag.art (MA), Ph. D. or equivalent) with an extensive knowledge of Ancient Egyptian art and archaeology. In addition, the applicant should have a wide knowledge of the cultures of the Ancient Near East. (..) The position is centered on the Glyptotek’s Egyptian collection, but the museum also wants to highlight its modest but exemplary Near Eastern collection. (..) Applications are invited before Friday the 27th of February 2015. (#) * (&) Im neuen Akademievorhaben "Altägyptische Kursivschriften: Digitale Paläographie und systematische Analyse des Hieratischen und der Kursivhieroglyphen" (Projektleitung: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ursula Verhoeven-van Elsbergen, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) sind zum 1. April 2015 drei Stellen für wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen ausgeschrieben. Es handelt sich um eine Stelle an der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz sowie um zwei Stellen an der Technischen Universität Darmstadt: -- Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz: 1 Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiter Ägyptologie URL URL -- Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft der Technischen Universität Darmstadt: 1 Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in Ägyptologie 1 Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in Informationstechnik / Computerphilologie URL URL [for pdf: #] -- Bewerbungsschluss: 31. Januar 2015 -- Project info: URL * (&) Die Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften sucht für das Akademienvorhaben „Strukturen und Transformationen des Wortschatzes der ägyptischen Sprache. Text und Wissenskultur im alten Ägypten“ zum 1. März 2015 eine wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / einen wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter mit der Hälfte der tariflich vereinbarten Arbeitszeit befristet auf zwei Jahre mit der Option auf ein drittes Jahr. (...) Bewerbungsende: 20.01.2015 URL * (&) Am Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) ist zum 01.07.2015 eine Assistentenstelle für zunächst 3 Jahre zu besetzen. (..) Einstellungsvoraussetzungen sind ein sehr gutes Universitätsstudium, eine abgeschlossene Promotion im Fach Ägyptologie sowie Berufspraxis in Forschung und Lehre. (..) Deadline for applications: 15.03.2015. Full info: URL * (&) The University of Memphis Department of Art and the Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology seek an Assistant Professor for a tenure-track position in art history beginning August 2015. (..) Requirements include a doctorate in Egyptology or related field (ABD considered with PhD completed before starting date of August 2015) (..). Review of application materials will commence on January 30, 2015. Full info at URL * (&) Oriental Institute Job Posting: Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Rank of Instructor The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the Oriental Institute's Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference program for the 2015--2017 academic years. This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment. During the first year of the appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize and conduct a two-day conference at the Oriental Institute on key comparatively oriented theoretical or methodological issues in the field of ancient studies (archaeological, text-based, and/or art historical avenues of research). We encourage cross-disciplinary proposals that deal with the ancient Near East (including Egypt) or that compare the Near East with other cultural areas. (..) Deadline for completed applications is Monday, January 12th, 2015. Start date is September 1st, 2015. Full info: URL Job posting number 02374. ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society invites applications for grants from its Centenary Fund. (..) The Centenary Awards are intended to encourage early-career Egyptologists: applicants must be current postgraduate students or within five years of having been awarded their degree. The closing date for applications is 1 May 2015. Full info and conditions: URL * (&) The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago welcomes applications for one or more Museum Collections Research Grants. (..) Application Deadline: May 4, 2015. URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society invites applications for its 2015 Research Scholarship programme. Thanks to the support of the British Council, we will be awarding six scholarships to Egyptian nationals for the pursuit of their research in archaeology/Egyptology in the UK. (..) We expect the scholarships to be taken up from 3 August to 14 September, flights permitting. Applications should be submitted no later than Wednesday 1 April. Info: URL * (&) Among the Queen’s College, University of Oxford, Graduate Scholarships 2015: -- Barns Studentship Open to those who intend to begin postgraduate research in Egyptology College fee, plus £13,726 One year in first instance with possibility for renewal Any nationality Closing date for applications: 1st May 2015 Info: URL Application: URL * (&) The Dahlem Research School (Berlin/Germany) offers 20 Incoming Postdoc Fellowships (various topics) starting in Nov 2015 for 18 months each (deadline Mar 13, 2015). Applicants have to submit a project plan based around the research fields/key topics of certain participating "Excellence Projects" or "Focus Areas", among others the "Excellence Cluster 'Topoi - The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations'" Info: URL Participating Excellence Projects or Focus Areas: URL * (&) The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral scholars for 2015-2016 in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, or Ancient Near Eastern Cultures [incl. Egypt]. (..) The fellowship period will begin October 1, 2015, and is for a period of one academic year. Last date for acceptance of material: March 2, 2015. (#) * (&) Information on the Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants offered by the Archaeological Institute of America may be found at URL --CONTESTS-- * (&) 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-- * (&) Oriental Institute, Chicago: "Online COurse: Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Beginners" tutor: Dr Foy Scalf dates: April 20 to June 14, 2015 (eight-week course) place: online info: URL * (&) Instituto de Estudios del Antiguo Egipto: "Curso de Iniciación al Egipcio Medio en Sistema Jeroglífico (2º)" tutor: Dr. Francisco J. Martín Valentín dates: April 21, 23, 28, 30; May 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28, 2015 place: Facultad de Ciencias de la Documentación de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Aula 106. C/ Dirección: C/ Santísima Trinidad, 37, 28010 Madrid. info: URL * (&) The Kemet Klub is organizing the following course: "Egyptian Astronomy" tutor: Dr Bernadette Brady dates: April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2015; 7:30-9:00 pm place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR, UK costs: GBP 43.33 info: email * (&) Courses at adult education centre Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT, UK: Tutor: Lucia Gahlin -- "From General to Pharaoh: Horemheb, Tutankhamun's Chosen Heir" Saturday 14 February 2015 URL -- "Egypt's Female Pharaohs" Friday 6 – Sunday 8 March 2015 URL -- "Boats, Chariots & Donkeys: Getting About in Ancient Egypt" Thursday 28 May 2015 URL -- "Ritual & Festival: Life in an Ancient Egyptian Temple" Wednesday 8 July 2015 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.] * (&) Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society has revived its plan (now for Spring 2015) to run a study tour to Lower Egypt, to include the Faiyum, Alexandria and the Delta (as far as the sites of Tell el-Maskhuta and Tell Dafna/Defennneh). The costs of the tour include a donation to the Amarna Trust to assist the continuation of work at Amarna. Core Tour Dates : Tuesday April 21st to Monday May 4th 2015 (with Professor Barry Kemp, Dr Rawia Ismail, John Billman) Luxor Extension - Thebes in the First Millennium : Monday 4th May 2015 to Saturday May 9th 2015 (with Dr Elena Pischikova, John Billman, local guide) (#) --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * (&) 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 * (&) The Mendes Expedition is offering an Archaeological Field School in Egypt, at Tell er-Rub'a, during Summer 2015 (May 7, 2015 - July 10, 2015). Project Directors: Prof. Donald Redford and Dr. Susan Redford, Penn State University. Application Deadline: January 10, 2015. URL +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- Phoenix, April 25, 2015, 03:30-04:15 "Operation Piramesse - Ramses' verschollene Megacity" -- Phoenix, April 26, 2015, 22:30-23:15; April 30, 2015, 06:45-07:30 "Ausverkauf am Nil: Grabräuber zerstören Ägyptens Weltkultur" -- SWR, April 27, 2015, 07:35-07:50 "Schätze der Welt: Theben, Ägypten - Das Herz des Pharaonenreichs" -- Phoenix, April 28, 2015, 05:20-06:00 "Kleopatra - Königin aus Leidenschaft" -- Phoenix, April 28, 2015, 06:00-06:45 "Echnaton - Rebell auf dem Pharaonenthron" -- Phoenix, April 28, 2015, 06:45-07:30 "Ramses - Superstar vom Nil" -- SWR, April 28, 2015, 07:35-07:50 "Schätze der Welt: Memphis, Ägypten - Weltwunder Pyramiden" -- SWR, April 29, 2015, 07:35-07:50 "Schätze der Welt: Abu Mena - Warten auf das letzte Wunder (Ägypten)" -- Arte, April 29, 2015, 11:10-11:36 "Flüsse der Welt: Nil - Der Fluss der Pharaonen" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- * Video (18 mins.) from ASORtv: -- "Green Pigments: Exploring Changes in the Egyptian Pigment Palette", by Caroline Roberts URL "This paper looks at the ongoing research project to document and analyze green pigments on Late period through Roman period Egyptian artifacts." * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --SOFTWARE-- * TBA --MUSIC & THEATRE-- * TBA --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: ...., 2014; 6:30 p.m. place: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, 23rd Floor Reception (Entrance to 7 Times Square is on Broadway at 42nd Street (next to The Loft). Photo ID is required to enter the building. You will then proceed to the 5th floor Sky Lobby and take the second elevator bank to the 23rd floor reception). costs: free to the public, but advanced R.S.V.P. is required; please reply to email c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * TBA date: ... 2014; 7:30 PM place: Portland State University, Room 238, Smith Memorial Union costs: free and open to the public info: URL info: email (Rebecca Hodgin) 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 * 43nd annual meeting of NACAL: "The Afroasiatic languages' contribution to general linguistic research" Abstracts of papers are invited before November 15th, 2014. date: February 13 -15, 2015 place: Georgetown University, Washington, DC info: URL g) ARCE/ Northwest Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm - 8:30pm place: Gowen Hall 201, University of Washington, Seattle costs: free and open to the public info: URL URL h) ARCE/Northern Texas Chapter URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start place: Fondren Science Building, Room 123, at the Southern Methodist University campus, 3125 Daniel, Dallas, Texas. costs: free to visitors and members (donations at the door welcome) info: email i) ARCE/New Orleans Area Interest Group (ARCE-NOLA) * “Bread, Beer, and Meat: the Prehistory of Ancient Egypt's Pyramid Texts”,“ by Dr. Antonio J. Morales (Ägyptologisches Seminar, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) date: Monday, March 16, 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 * "Ramses II's Royal Women: Mortuary Evidence for a Queenly Hierarchy", by Dr. Heather McCarthy (New York University) date: Sunday, October 5, 2014; 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) Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago * "A Game of Thrones and Coffins: The Death and Resurrection of Osiris", by Prof. Robert Ritner date: Friday, October 17, 2014; 5:30–6:30 p.m. place: Oriental Institute, 1155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL, US costs: free, but registration is required info: URL * "Osiris and Isis Dance Performance", by Ron De Jesús Dance Chicago choreographer Ron De Jesús created a 90-minute story ballet inspired by the ancient Egyptian gods Osiris and Isis. Scenes from this ballet will be presented in the Museum galleries. Surrounded by ancient artifacts, patrons will experience a special night of dance performed to live instrumentation. Students will read excerpts from the ancient text between each vignette. A reception follows the performance. date: Friday, October 17, 2014; 7:00–9:00 p.m. place: Oriental Institute, 1155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL, US costs: $15 members/students/faculty and staff; $25 nonmembers; registration is required info: URL URL m) Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, University of Memphis Memphis, TN * The 9th Annual William J. Murnane Memorial Lecture "Writing on the Wall (and Cliffs)," by Professor Richard Jasnow (Johns Hopkins University) date: Friday, 10 October 2014; 7 pm info: URL n) ARCE/New England Chapter * "Cult and Identity in the Egyptian Borderland", by Dr. Miriam Müller (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World, Brown University) date: Wednesday, November 5, 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 * Deir el-Medina Study Day Speakers: Dr. Cédric Gobeil, Dr. Anne-Claire Salmas, and Dr. Eric Wells. date: June 6, 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) Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322 * Annual Nix Mann Lecture: "The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt", by Dr. Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney date: Sunday, January 25, 2015; 4 – 6pm place: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Reception Hall, Level Three info: URL t) UC Berkeley * Lectures sponsored by the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Department of Near Eastern Studies: -- "From the Outside Looking In: Digitization of Ancient Egyptian Objects and Entities", by Kasia Szpakowska (University of Swansea) date: Monday, April 13, 2015; 5:30-6:30 PM -- "Ancient Egypt Online: Data, Metadata and Quality of Information", by Willeke Wendrich (UCLA) date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015; 5:30-6:30 PM -- "Learning to Write Egyptian in Graeco-Roman Egypt: Egyptian Schooling between Indigenous Tradition and Greek Innovation", by Luigi Prada (University of Oxford) date: Monday, April 20, 2015; 5:30-6:30 pm -- For all lectures is valid: place: Department of Near Eastern Studies, 254 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley info: email URL * Lectures sponsored by the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri: -- "Private Letters on Papyrus and Graeco-Roman Epistolography: 15th Annual Center for the Tebtunis Papyri Lecture", by Prof. Bernhard Palme (Universität Wien) date: April 21, 2015; 5:30-7:30 p.m. place: Doe Library, UC Berkeley info: email -- "Officia and officiales in late Roman Egypt: CTP Distinguished Lecturer's seminar", by Prof. Bernhard Palme (Universität Wien) date: April 23, 2015; 3-5 p.m. place: Bancroft Library, Room 479, UC Berkeley info: email 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 66th Annual Meeting 2015 date: April 24-26, 2015 place: DoubleTree Hilton Downtown Hotel, Houston, Texas info: updated Speaker Schedule at URL --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2014; 7pm place: rm. 215, 4 Bancroft Ave. University of Toronto campus info: email --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 date: ... 2014; 18.30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: free, non-members welcome info: email URL ---Friends of the Petrie Museum--- URL * "Death and the Sunshade of Re: New Evidence for Private Mortuary Cults in the Amarna Period," by Dr Jacquelyn Williamson, date: Friday 10th April 2015; 18:30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: free, guests are most welcome. info: email * "Gebel Silsila: Uncovering the birthplace of Egypt's temples", by Sarah Doherty date: Friday 24th April 2015; 18:30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: free, guests are most welcome. info: email c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * Study Day: "Shifting sands at Saqqara" date: Saturday 11th July 2015; 9:30 am - 5:00 pm 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 * "Cinematic Adventures in Egypt - archaeologists, spies and detectives!", by Mark Walker date: Saturday 21st March 2015; 1.30 pm for a 2 pm start place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 8FA (sat nav SO16 0XN) costs: GBP 3.0 members, GBP 6.0 non-members info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Wales, Swansea * "An Allegory on the Banks of the Nile", by Linda Steynor date: Wednesday 22nd April 2015; 7.00pm place: 'Fulton House 2' Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, GBP3.00 non-members info: tel. 01792 295960 g) Institute of Archaeology, University College London * Workshop: "Gold of the afterlife: Analytical approaches to Egyptian Jewellery: date: 3 November 2014; 10:00:00 AM - 5:30:00 PM place: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology costs: free, but advance registration required at email info: programme at URL h) Ashmolean Museum Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH URL * Conference: "Understanding Egyptian Collections: Innovative display and research projects in museums" The conference will focus on innovative ways of conserving, displaying, understanding and interpreting Egyptian collections. date: 1-2 September 2014 info: URL i) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * TBA j) University College London (UCL) * The Sixth Ancient Egyptian Language and Text Workshop (AELT 6) The purpose of AELT is to bring together text-based researchers in Egyptology in the UK and to provide a forum for sharing and discussing ideas, problems and issues. The intention is to highlight work in progress. date: 22 November 2014 info: URL ; email k) The British Association of Near Eastern Archaeologists URL * The 2015 BANEA Conference Abstracts of papers about the general theme ("borders and transitions") or other current issues concerning archaeology and/or history of the Ancient Near East and Egypt, including recent research and current field projects, are invited before is October 1st 2014. date: 7-9 January 2015 place: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and University College London. info: URL info: (near) final programme at 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) University of Birmingham * 2nd Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Nationality, Authority and Individuality in Ancient Egypt" Abstracts of papers invited before 17th October 2014. date: 20th February 2015. info: email info: the programme (and abstracts) are now available at URL o) Early Glass Technology Research Network at University College London URL * Conference: "Things that travelled - Mediterranean Glass in the First Millennium AD” Organised by the Early Glass Technology Research Network at UCL in co-operation with the Association for the History of Glass (AHG)(URL) and the British Museum (URL). Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited before 30 June 2014. date: 28-29 November 2014 (two-day conference) places: The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London W1U; Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1; British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1 costs: regular ticket: 40 GBP; AHG members: 30 GBP; non-UCL students: 20 GBP; free to UCL students info: Daniela Rosenow, email info: call for abstracts at 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. q) Griffith Institute University of Oxford * Study Day: "The Griffith Institute: The Home for Egyptology at Oxford" As part of their 75th anniversary celebrations the Griffith Institute is holding its first ever study day at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Talks by staff, students and researchers will cover the full range of the Institute's activities, from archival research, digital projects, fieldwork in Egypt, and teaching hieroglyphs. To include a tour of the exhibition "Discovering Tutankhamun" with staff from the Institute on hand to answer questions. date: 2nd October 2014; 10.15am - 5pm place: Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum costs: booking at URL info: for more information visit: URL r) - s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £4 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:30 - 21:00 place: New King's 10, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3FX costs: free info: mail info: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 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 * "Eight Women: Tomb Treasures of the Late Middle Kingdom", by Wolfram Grajetzski date: Saturday 11 April 2015; 2.00 pm place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JBA costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) info: abstract at URL u) John Rylands Research Institute * Conference: "From Egypt to Manchester: unravelling the John Rylands papyrus collection" This conference aims to bring together scholars who are working or have recently worked on the John Rylands papyri. We welcome papers from any period and perspective based on papyri from our collection in any of the languages and scripts attested from the Ptolemaic to the early Arab period; deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2014. date: 4-6 September 2014. place: John Rylands Library, Manchester info: URL info: program at URL URL v) McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3ER * Egyptian World Seminars Series: -- "Wayfarers and wanderers: Exploring the Kharga oasis" by Salima Ikram (American University Cairo): date: Monday 20th October, 2014; 5pm -- "Bird hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt: An ornithologist's viewpoint on their origin and depiction", by John Wyatt (Independent Researcher) date: Wednesday 29th October, 2014; 5pm -- "Leukon Teikhos: Memphis in the First Millennium", by David Jeffreys (University College London) date: Wednesday 3rd December, 2014; 5pm -- For all lecture is valid: place: seminar room in the McDonald Institute (Downing Site) costs: all welcome info: email info: URL URL w) British Foundation for the study of Arabia (BFSA) URL and Petrie Museum Friends (PMF) URL * A Joint BFSA/PMF Study Day: "Networks of the Red Sea: travel, trade and connections" date: Saturday, 21st March 2015 place: Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: £35 for BFSA members & Friends of the Petrie / £40 guests / £15 full-time students info: programme and booking form at URL URL x) The Manchester Museum * Study Day: "From Amulets to Golden Flies: Understanding Egyptian Jewellery" date: Saturday 14th February, 2015; 9:15-16:30 place: Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL info: programme at URL URL y) The Kemet Klub * Dayschool: "The Temples of Thebes", with Dr Aidan Dodson date: Saturday February 28, 2015; 10.00 am - 4.30 pm place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR, UK costs: GBP 31.67 info: URL z) Egyptology Online @ Manchester University of Manchester * Conference: "From Mummies to Microchips: celebrating online Egyptology at Manchester" date: 23-24 July 2015 costs: £50.00; open to all info: programme at URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * "De vogelmummie in de Böhl-collectie", by Esther Holwerda Presentation of the results of a project to restore the bird mummy in the collection of NINO. The bird wil be exhibited at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden. date: Tuesday 17 March 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 * "A Syrian Palace for the Hyksos in ancient Avaris", by Prof. Dr. Manfred Bietak date: 10 September 2014; 15:00 place: Leemanszaal, RMO, Leiden info: URL e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) University of Bonn Egyptological Department Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn * Int. Conference: "Egyptian and Jewish Magic in Antiquity: Contexts, Contacts, Continuities and Comparisons" date: 6th-9th July, 2015 info: URL b) International Committee for Egyptology in the International Council of Museums * CIPEG Annual Meeting: "Displaying Egypt: Exhibition design and concepts for ancient Egyptian and Sudanese art" The deadline for receiving abstracts is Tuesday 15 July 2015. date: first week of September 2015 place: Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, München info: Call for Papers at URL c) Universität Trier Campus 1, Universitätsring 15, 54296 Trier * "47. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz" (SÄK) 2015 date: 10-12 July 2015 info: URL 1. Rundbrief (preliminary program, registration, call for papers) URL Call for papers: deadline March 14, 2015 d) Freundeskreis Ägyptologie e.V.: URL * TBA date: ..., 2014; 18:30 place: Philosophicum, Hörsaal P 1, Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz e) Ägyptologisches Institut der Universität Leipzig Goethestrasse 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * TBA 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) Münchner Arbeitskreis "Junge Aegyptologie" (MAJA) URL * TBA 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 * Workshop: "Das Wachsausschmelzverfahren als Kulturtechnik im Alten Ägypten. Das Qubbet el-Hawa-Konvolut und die aktuelle Forschung" date: 6-7 March 2015 info: more information and preliminary programme at 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 * The second lecture in honorem Philippe Derchain: "The Papyrus Salt 825 in the Light of Recent Research", by Dr. Laurent Coulon date: Wednesday, 22 October 2014; 19:30 place: Hörsaal A2, Hörsaalgebäude, Universität zu Köln 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 --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 * Multidisciplinary Conference on the Sinai Desert. Abstracts of papers are invited before 17 April 2014. date: 29 - 30 November 2014 info: URL b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * TBA date: .. 2014; 6:00 pm place: EES Cairo Office, 192 El Nil Street- Agouza -Cairo info: email info: URL * Fourth Delta Survey Workshop Abstracts of papers invited before 1 December 2014. date: 26-27 March 2015 place: British Council, 192 Sharia el-Nil, Agouza, Cairo. info: email c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * "Datation et Archéologie, une intuition Bayesienne ? Modélisation d’une chronologie complexe pour la 18e dynastie", by Anita Quiles date: 28 January 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 * "Pharaoh's family is growing: new results from the Kings' Valley", by Prof. Dr. Susanne Bickel (Universität Basel_ date: Monday 2 February 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 * "Chicago House and Marsam Hotel, where do they meet?", by Marcel Maessen date: 21 November 2014; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL * "100 Years German House in Luxor 1904 - 2004", by Marcel Maessen date: 23 November 2014; 7PM place: Nile Valley Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 6:00 pm. place: Ministry of State for Antiquities of Egypt, Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, 3 Adel Abou Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo 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 * "Finding the life source of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs: Context, Invention, Calligraphy", by Prof. Stephen Quirke date: 6 November 2014; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email * "Canals and collaborators: multicultural Egypt as part of the Persian empire", by Prof. Ian Shaw date: 23 November 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) Grand Egyptian Museum * 1st International Tutankhamun GEM Conference: "Moving & Displaying" The absolute deadline for abstract submission has been extended till February 28th, 2015. date: 10-14 May 2015 info: email info: Call for Papers - URL info: 2nd Call for Papers - URL info: Final Call for Papers - URL --ITALY-- a) International Association of Egyptologists * 11th International Congress of Egyptologists date: August 23–30, 2015 place: Egyptian Museum of Florence, info: URL info: URL info: 2nd Circular - URL b) Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale" Via Partenope 10/a - Via Chiatamone 61-62 (Palazzo du Mesnil), Napoli 80121 Campania * Second Neapolitan Congress of Egyptology: "The Italian Egyptological Collections" date: 17-18 December 2014 place: National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and the University of Naples info: email (#) 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) Université Paris Sorbonne * International Conference: "L'argent des dieux. Religions et richesses en Méditerranée dans l'Antiquité et au Moyen Âge"/ "Gods' Money: Religions and riches in the Mediterranean World in Antiquity and the Middle Ages" date: 16-18 October 2014 place: Paris, at the Collège de France and Sorbonne. costs: free, but please register at URL info: URL info: programme at URL info: email --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) University of Liège Place du 20-Août 7, B-4000 Liège * Conference: "Deir el-Medina and the Theban Necropolis in Contact: Describing the interactions within and outside the community of workmen." Abstracts of papers are invited before 20 May 2014 at email. date: 27-29 October 2014 info: final programme at URL --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA b) Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba Doctor Esquerdo, 16 - 6º derecha, Madrid 28028 * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:00 place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Pso. habana, 40), Madrid costs: free, but reservation is advisable info: URL c) - d) - e) - f) Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha URL * V Congreso Ibérico de Egiptología [5th Iberian Congress of Egyptology] date: Monday, 9 March 2015 - Thursday, 12 March 2015 place: Cuenca (Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) info: URL info: URL Call for Papers (in Portuguese): URL Call for Papers (in Spanish): URL Registration: until 30st June, 2014 [registration form at URL] Congress organizational committee: Dr. Antonio Pérez Largacha (President); Dr. Immaculada Vivas Sanz (Vice-president); and Ms. Sara Arroyo Cuadra (Secretary) --AUSTRALIA-- a) Macquarie University, Sydney * TBA --DENMARK-- a) Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies University of Copenhagen Karen Blixens vej 4, Building 10, DK-2300 Copenhagen * Egyptological Conference in Copenhagen (ECC): "Life and Heritage in Ancient Egypt" Abstracts of papers by all current postgraduate students and early career researchers are invited before 16 January 2015. date: 6-8 May 2015 place: Karen Blixens Vej 4, DK-2300, Copenhagen info: email (also for registration) 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) Universität Basel: Ägyptologie * Workshop: “PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: Framework, Means, and Impact of Mobility across the East Mediterranean Region in the 8th to 6th c. BCE” Call for Papers: we cordially invite proposals from junior as well as senior researchers; deadline is 15 March 2015. date: 3-6 August 2015 place: Landgut Castelen (near CH-Basel), Römerstiftung Dr. René Clavel, Giebenacherstrasse 9, 4302 Augst BL, Switzerland info: URL c) l’Université de Fribourg * Colloquium: "Les insectes en Egypte ancienne: de l'effroi à la vénération" date: 10 - 11 September 2015 place: Site MIS 04 / Salle salle Jaeggi, Avenue de l'Europe 20, 1700 Fribourg info: URL --SWEDEN-- a) - --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * 5th International Congress for Young Egyptologists (ICYE) date: 15 – 19 [was: 16 - 20] September 2015 place: Wien info: URL URL b) European Science Foundation * Workshop: "The Sea Peoples Up-To-Date. New Research on the Migration of Peoples in the 12th Century BCE" date: 3-4 November 2014 place: Vienna info: programme at URL c) Institut für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie (OREA) Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna * 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (10ICAANE) Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 June 2015. Egyptian Archaeology is among the focus themes. date: 25–29 April 2016 info: <10icaane@oeaw.ac.at> info: 1st circular at URL --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA --ARGENTINA-- a) Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo Oriente (CEHAO) Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina URL * TBA date: ... 2014; 18:00 costs: free info: email --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 * 4th International Conference on Abusir and Saqqara: "Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2015" date: June 22–26, 2015 info: circulars and preliminary programme at URL * International conference: “The Crossroads II, or There and Back Again” Dedicated to the study of relations between Egypt, the Aegean, the Levant and the Sudan in the Second and First Millennia B.C.E. date: 15-18 September 2014. info: URL info: updated programme and abstracts at URL info: programme at URL --POLAND-- a) Pultusk Academy of Humanities 17, Daszynskiego st., 06-100 Pultusk * Third Interdisciplinary Conference: "Thinking Symbols" Abstracts of papers are invited before the 31st of December 2014. date: 30 June 2015 - 2 July 2015 info: email info: URL b) Instytut Archeologii Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Ul. Golebia 11, 31-007 Kraków * 8th Dakhleh Oasis Project Conference: "Archaeology of the Egyptian Western Desert: New Ideas and Concepts" Deadline for online registration and abstract submitting is December 31st 2014. date: 6-10 July 2015. place: Jagiellonian University, Cracow info: URL c) Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture Department of History of Architecture, Art and Technology PL 50-370 Wroclaw, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27 * Conference: "Greco-Roman Cities at the Crossroads of Cultures -“ the 20th Anniversary of Polish-Egyptian Conservation Mission Marina El-Alamein" Abstract submission deadline is 15 June 2015. date: 17-18 September 2015 place: Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw, ul. Bernardynska 5, 50-156 Wroclaw. info: email info: URL --BRAZIL-- a) - --CROATIA-- a) University of Zagreb & Archaeological Museum of Zagreb * 7th European Conference of Egyptologists (CECE7): "Egypt 2015: Perpectives of Research” date: 2-7 June 2015 place: University of Zagreb info: URL +++ (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) Farmington Museum at Gateway Park 3041 East Main St, Farmington, NM 87402 URL * "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" date: September 27, 2014 - April 25 [was: 26], 2015 [prolongation; was: till January 4, 2015] 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). info: URL info: URL info: English press reports at URL With video. URL With picture gallery and video. info: English press report at URL b) - c) Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Kelsey, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390 URL * "Death Dogs: The Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt" date: February 6, 2015 - May 3, 2015 The exhibition will explore the history of Anubis, Wepwawet, and the other jackal gods of ancient Egypt and decipher their complex roles in Egyptian religion and understandings of death and the afterlife. The show will also explore the lasting appeal of these dogs as vivid symbols of ancient Egypt in modern times. info: URL info: blog report at URL "(..) The exhibition will feature about 40 artifacts, some never before displayed and many coming from University of Michigan excavations in Egypt during the 1920s–30s. Alongside these, you’ll see archival photographs and explanatory graphics as well as an assemblage of modern toys, games, and other pop cultural manifestations of the Egyptian jackal gods. (..)" info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL 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 * "Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments & Amulets" date: November 19, 2009 - longterm installation [2nd prolongation; was: till June 30, 2013] Features thirty-five representations of individual body parts from the Brooklyn Museum's ancient Egyptian collection, many of which are displayed for the first time. This exhibition uses fragments of sculptures and objects created as distinct elements to illuminate the very realistic depiction of individual body parts in canonical Egyptian sculpture. info: URL * "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt" date: July 24, 2013 - December 2014 [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 f) - g) - 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 - 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). 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 i) Oriental Institute Museum 1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637 * "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" date: August 28, 2014 - 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) San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: October 11, 2014 - April 26, 2015. The travelling exhibition with more than 1,000 reproductions of artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Currently at Kansas City’s Union Station (April 4, 2014 - September 7, 2014). info:URL info: press reports at URL URL With video. URL info: English press report at URL Tickets are now on sale. info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL k) Orlando Science Center 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803 URL * “Mummies of the World” date: June 13, 2015 - TBA The travelling exhibition "Mummies of the World", 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). and the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal (November 26, 2014 - April 26, 2015). info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press reports at URL URL l) University Museum, San Francisco State University c/o Museum Studies Program, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 * Re-opening of the Museum of Ancient Civilizations (incl. the Sutro Egyptian collection) date: Fall 2015 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: Fall [was: Spring] 2015 - ongoing 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 - TBA (indefinitely) 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) Staten Island Museum Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Building A 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 URL URL * Opening of the "Treasure Box" galleries date: Fall 2014 - ongoing Displays highlights of the Staten Island Museum's permanent collections. info: press release at URL "A collection of archeological treasures from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Italy, and the ancient Americas is to be showcased in a new exhibit at the Staten Island Museum. (..) The bulk of these antiquities once formed part of a private collection of some 2,000 items formed by Scottish natives Francis MacDonald (1825-1878) and his wife, Elizabeth (Eliza) Wallace MacDonald (1825-1911) (..). The most significant group of objects were the over 400 ancient antiquities from Egypt, the Levant, Greece, and Italy. (..) These [new] galleries will be located in the Museum's new, larger facility, due to open in fall 2014 in a landmarked 134-year- old Greek Revival building at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.(..)" info: examples from the collection - URL URL q) TBA San Antonio, Texas * "Animales sagrados egipcios: Un viaje a los secretos de la momificación" [Egyptian sacred animals: a journey into the secrets of mummification] date: TBA, 2014 Exhibition of eleven ancient Egyptian animal mummies, plus a collection of amulets and other funerary objects (a total of 220 objects). It also features (via videos) the results of the research (CT scans etc) conducted on the mummies by an interdisciplinary team of the University of Navarra since 2009. Earlier at (a.o.) the Museo Romano Oiasso, Irun (December 20, 2012 - April 14/15, 2013), the Bibat: Arkeologia - Fournier de Naipes Museoa, Vitoria-Gasteiz (25 April 2013 - 28 July 2013), and the Casa de los Botines, León (2 September 2013 - 20 October 2013). Currently at the Museo de la Siderurgia y la Minería, Sabero (León) (1 November 2013 - 5 January 2014). The exhibition might go to Cistierna before it moves to the USA. info: URL info: press report at URL "El Instituto Bíblico se lanza a la 'conquista' de América. El museo que dirige el leonés Jesús García Recio y que atesora en un ala de San Isidoro la colección Van Dijk -un millar de piezas de las primeras civilizaciones- abre una sede en Texas. (..) El Museo-Instituto Bíblico de León, que cuenta con 'delegaciones' en Cistierna, Madrid, Valladolid, Santiago de Compostela y Vitoria, planea organizar en la ciudad tejana exposiciones como la de Animales sagrados egipcios. Un viaje a los secretos de la momificación, expuesta recientemente en el edificio Gaudí y que ahora se traslada a Cistierna, tras haber recorrido Pamplona, Tudela, Irún y Vitoria. (..)" r) Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203 URL * "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition" date: November 26, 2014 - April 26, 2015 The travelling exhibition "Mummies of the World", 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) and the Buffalo Museum of Science (April 12, 2014 - September 21, 2014). info: URL info: English press report (with video) at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL s) Providence, RISD 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903 URL * "Reopening Egyptian galleries" date: June 13, 2014 - ongoing info: press releases at URL "The RISD Museum welcomes visitors to an entire floor of newly renovated galleries for ancient Egyptian art, Asian art, and costume and textiles. (..) Fresh installations of ancient Egyptian and Asian art include two prominent visitor favorites: the mummy and coffin of the Egyptian priest Nesmin (ca. 250 BCE) and the monumental Dainichi Nyorai Buddha (ca. 1150-1200). (..)" URL "(..) For the first time, the coffin of the Egyptian priest Nesmin can be seen open, giving visitors an intimate look at the underside of the lid and the image of the goddess Nut on the inside of the coffin base. (...) URL "The RISD Museum's two Egyptian galleries contain works of art dating back to 3500 BCE. (..) A careful look at objects provides insight into ancient Egyptian artistic training and practice. Incised lines on a recently acquired small Sculptor's Model of a Striding King (305-250 BCE), for example, may have guided an artist in the principles of proportions, allowing for the creation of colossal sculptures. (..)" info: file with labels of the ancient Egyptian objects on display - URL A few photos at URL info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press reports at URL URL t) Museum of Contemporary Art 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 URL * “Matthew Barney: River of Fundament” date: September 14, 2015 - January 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: press release at URL info: English press report at URL u) University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 URL * "Inside the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies" date: September 30, 2012 - ongoing Part exhibition, and part working laboratory, a glass-enclosed conservation lab allows you to watch conservators work on a wide array of Egyptian objects. info: URL info: URL info: matching blog at URL info: press reports at URL URL "(..) The archaeology and anthropology museum has identified 30 objects from its 42,000-piece Egyptian collection to be conserved during the evolving project. Many of the lab items have not been exhibited before because of their poor condition, said conservator Molly Gleeson. Among Gleeson's first projects are preserving the mummies of a cat, falcon and ibis. (..) Also undergoing study are hieroglyphic-inscribed slabs of wood that comprised the coffin of an Egyptian named Ahanakht, circa 2000 B.C. Conservation efforts led researchers to discover hidden inscriptions on the seams, said David Silverman, curator-in-charge of the Egyptian section.(..)" URL URL URL URL URL With slideshow. info: press report at URL "(..) The museum owns parts of a burial cloth on display now. It will be replaced by a high-resolution photograph in a few weeks to it won't be damaged by long-term exposure to light. (..)" With video. v) - w) The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 URL * Closed for renovation date: July 1, 2012 - Fall 2015 [was: till July 1, 2014] info: URL x) - y) Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge URL * "Reopening Harvard Art Museums" date: November 16, 2014 [was: Fall 2014] - ongoing (permanent collection) info: URL "(..) The curators of ancient art and coins are thrilled to have great new spaces to display works from the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, whose dates span over four millennia, from Old Kingdom Egypt to the Byzantine Empire. (..)". URL "The galleries of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler museums are currently closed so that we may complete the final phases of our renovation and expansion project. A new state-of-the-art Harvard Art Museums facility designed by Renzo Piano will unite the three museums and open at our historic 32 Quincy Street location in the fall of 2014." info: source - URL "(..) The Harvard Art Museums---comprising the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum---will open their new Renzo Piano Building Workshop-designed facility to the public on November 16, 2014. (..) The Arthur M. Sackler Museum has one of the most significant collections of Asian art in the West, (..) it also includes important collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Near Eastern Art, a major numismatic collection, and paintings, ceramics, and extraordinary works on paper from Islamic lands and India. (...)" info: collections databases - "Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art" URL "Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Bronzes at the Harvard Art Museums" - URL Several objects (with photo) from ancient Egypt. z) McMullen Museum of Art - Boston College Devlin Hall 108, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 URL * “Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire” date: February 14, 2015 – May 31, 2015 The exhibition features objects from across the Roman empire [incl. Egypt], many of which have rarely or never before been on view. Currently at the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut (August 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015). info: URL za) Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta GA 30322 URL * “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts” date: January 31, 2015 - June 21, 2015 Exhibition exploring the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and its intersection with traditional and contemporary African arts, via more than seventy works of art, incl. ancient Egyptian and Nubian objects. Earlier at the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (June 20, 2012 - December 9, 2012) and the Newark Museum, Newark, NJ (February 27, 2013 - August 11, 2013). info: URL info: photos of four ancient Egyptian artefacts that are on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - URL info: English press report at URL zb) Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007 URL * "Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs" [was: "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife"] date: September 18, 2015 - January 18, 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). Will later travel to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and other venues. info: English press release at URL "(..) Organized by The Field Museum, the exhibition provides a rare and immersive look at their preeminent collection of mummies -- which has never traveled outside of the museum (..). (..) Features over 20 mummies and coffins including one of the oldest mummies in the world, from Pre-Dynastic Egypt to Pre-Incan Peru, alongside archaeological treasures such as sarcophagus fragments, mummified heads and "trophy skulls," stone masks, animal mummies, and pots to bring food and beer into the afterlife. Using modern and non-invasive research techniques, scientists and curators were able to avoid the hazards of unwrapping the fragile specimens to virtually uncover a wealth of new discoveries about the mummy individuals -- each sacred storehouses of natural and cultural information. The exhibition presents these findings through the use of CT scans, 3D printed casts of bones and burial figurines; forensically reconstructed sculptural busts by renowned artist Elisabeth Daynès; and interactive touch tables for digitally unwrapping mummies to explore their interior. (..)" info: source - URL info: URL With exhibition prospectus. zc) Denver Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205 URL * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: Fall 2016 [either February 20, 2016 – September 5, 2016, OR October 8, 2016 – February 5, 2017] Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016). info: source - URL info: URL zd) The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 * "Mummies: Images of the Afterlife" date: February 24, 2018 – January 2019 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016) and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Fall 2016). info: URL ze) Milwaukee Public Museum 800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233 URL * "Crossroads of Civilization: Ancient Worlds of the Near East and Mediterranean" [was: Reopening Ancient Galleries] date: March 15, 2015 - ongoing [permanent] info: URL With a The-Making-of video. Among the highlights: a circa-1960s MPM-created scale model of the first courtyard of the Medinet Habu temple of Ramesses III (supplemented with a digital fly-through of inner rooms of the temple), MPM’s two Egyptian mummies, Padi-Heru and Djed-Hor (incl. CT scan imagery), and a life-size recreation of Tutankhamun's chariot (with boy-king and horses). [new] info: English press report at URL "Life-sized recreations of King Tutankhamun and a Persian archer, two Egyptian mummies and interactive explorations of a pharaoh's temple will be unveiled March 15, when the Milwaukee Public Museum opens its first permanent exhibit since Bugs Alive! went on display in 2003. [It] also includes 200 artifacts from the museum's collection (..). The features and layout are designed to document the 5,000 years of interaction between Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and the later cultures of Iran, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Tunisia. The construction, communion, community, communication, commerce and conflict of those cultures over time will be displayed through ancient pottery, coins, jewelry and weapons. (..)" With photo of the life-size replica of Tutankhamun's chariot. info: URL "(..) Exhibits with mummies, Persian warriors and a life-size King Tut driving his chariot are taking form in the back rooms of the Milwaukee Public Museum as craftspeople prepare a new permanent exhibit that will open in 2015. (..)" With slideshow. info: English press reports at URL URL URL --CANADA-- a) - b) Musee de la civilisation 16, rue de la Barricade, Québec G1K 7A6 URL * "Égypte magique" [Egyptian Magic] date: 27 May 2015 - 3 March 2016 [was: 20 May 2015 - 3 March 2016, OR 3 June 2015 - 10 April 2016 OR 27 March 2015 - 10 April 2016] objects on loan from the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, and the Musée du Louvre, Paris. info: URL "(..) Égypte magique est une réception/adaptation d'une exposition produite par le Rijksmuseum van Oudheden de Leiden aux Pays-Bas (RMO). De prestigieuses institutions contribuent à cette présentation par le prêt d'objets : le Musée du Louvre de Paris, le British Museum de Londres, le Museo Egizio - Musée des antiquités égyptiennes de Turin. (..)" 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." [So now a 3rd date for the exhibition has appeared in the press; no confirmation yet at the Museum's site.] c) - d) - e) Dynamic Earth, Science North 122 Big Nickel Road, Sudbury, ON P3C 5T7 URL * "King Tutankhamun: Treasures from the Pharoah's Tomb" [was: "Tutankhamun - Wonderful Things From The Pharaoh’s Tomb"] date: March 7, 2015 - September 7, 2015 Exhibition with more than 80 replicated artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Also the mummy of the chantress Nefer-Mut, on loan from the ROM, will go on display. info: URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL The mummy of chantress Nefer-Mut goes on display. URL f) Staten Island Museum History Center 1000 Richmond Terrace, Snug Harbor Campus, Building H Staten Island, New York 10301 URL * Re-opening of the Treasure Box Gallery date: Fall 2015 info: URL "(..) The Treasure Box Gallery displays works from five continents (..) Countries represented include (..) Egypt (..) The oldest piece is an Egyptian funerary statuette of a striding man, dating from the second millennium BCE. (..)" A collection search turns up three items for Egypt: URL --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "Ancient Lives, New Discoveries" [was: "Ancient Lives: New Encounters with Egypt and Sudan"] date: 22 May 2014 - 12 July 2015 [2nd prolongation; was: till 19 April 2015; was: till 30 November 2014] info:URL "The exhibition will introduce visitors to eight real people who were mummified in ancient Egypt and Sudan. Using the latest technology to understand the mummies, the exhibition will unlock hidden secrets to build up a picture of their lives in the Nile Valley over a remarkable 4,000 years -- from prehistoric Egypt to Christian Sudan.(..)" info: URL "(..) This exhibition will explore the lives of eight people, who lived across a period of 5000 years between 3500BC and AD1500. From the daughter of a priest, to a temple singer and a child, this exhibition will get up close and personal with these individuals by understanding the food they ate, their mummification, their health and beliefs. Visitors will be invited to discover for themselves the mysteries of mummification through artefacts, interactive exhibits and other digital media." info: press report, with video, at URL URL info: press reports at URL With photos of CT scans and coffin of Tayesmutengebtiu. URL idem URL idem, incl. photos of a bronze razor and a toy horse. URL URL URL URL info: (English) press report (with video) at URL info: (English) press report (with audio interview with Dr John Taylor) at URL info: other English press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL With slideshow. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL info: press reports at URL URL With photo gallery. info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL About the mummy of Tjayasetimu: "(..) What the curators found was the remarkably well-preserved body of the girl, who stood a little over 4ft tall. The scans showed she still had a full head of shoulder-length hair, her face still in good condition and even milk teeth pushing through her gums. The discoveries enabled curators to estimate the little girl’s age at about seven years old, possibly as old as nine, and far younger than previously thought. (..) The hieroglyphs spelt out her name, meaning “the goddess Isis shall seize them” – a name that offered protection from evil spirits. They also gave her job title as “singer of the interior”, an important post in the [Amun] temple choir. (..) Tjayasetimu is a rare mummy, one of only three known in existence from that period in which the hands and feet are visible. (..) " With video. info: Spanish press report at URL info: new entry at the BM blog - URL info: English press reports (with pictures of mummy scans) at: URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL With a video of a TV report. info: English press report at URL Looks more closely at the scanning of the 'dancing woman' mummy that turned out to be that of a man. With photos. info: Italian press report at URL Includes an English video report: "Virtual autopsy: exploring a natural mummy from early Egypt" [6:55 mins.] info: Spanish press reports at URL URL Includes an English video report: " Scanning for the secrets of mummies" info: programme of events and lectures is available at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: French press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL [new] info: German press reports at URL "Londoner Forscher schickten acht Mumien in den Computertomografen. So wurden Abszesse sichtbar, aber auch Speisereste oder ein vergessener Spachtel. Das Ergebnis ist jetzt im British Museum zu sehen.(..)" info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL b) - c) The Atkinson Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB URL * "Sacred Landscapes of Ancient Egypt" date: April 11, 2015 - August 30, 2015 The exhibition explores the links between the landscape and the objects and buildings that are associated with it. A joint venture between The Atkinson and Dr. Steven Snape, Reader in Egyptian Archaeology at Liverpool University. info: URL info: English press report at URL d) Museum of St. Albans Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3RR URL * “Ancient Egypt Lives Forever” date: 24 January 2015 - 17 May 2015 info: URL Programme of Talks and Activities: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Items from their daily lives will feature alongside artefacts from the Egyptian world of the dead, illustrating funerary practices and preparations for the afterlife. Among them will be the Faiyum Coffin which dates from the period when Egypt was part of the Roman Empire. (..)" e) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG URL * “Egypt Explored” date: 12 July 2015 - 26 July 2015 info: URL f) - g) Manchester Museum The University of Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL URL * “Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt” date: October [was: September] 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. info: URL info: source - URL info: blog report about the preparations for the exhibition - URL h) - i) Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB * "Death on the Nile" date: Spring 2016 info: source - URL j) Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery Barker St, Shrewsbury SY1 1QH** URL * "Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth from Myth" date: 24 January 2015 - 26 April 2015 The travelling exhibition with more than 150 objects from the collections of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Birmingham Museums. Currently at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery (15 March 2014 - 25 May 2014). info: URL info: source: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Among the 150 objects in the exhibition are ceramics, jewellery, statues, coffins and animal and human mummies. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) an authentic Egyptian mummy, dating from 600BC, forming the centrepiece of the exhibition. Named Namen Khetamun the man would have been about 40 years old when he died and was placed in the ornate sarcophagus in which his body still lays, preserved to this day. (..)" With slide-show. 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) Wrexham County Borough Museum County Buildings, Regent Street, Wrexham LL11 1RB URL * "Writing for Eternity: Decoding Ancient Egypt" date: 19 June 2015 - 5 September 2015 Exhibition about the use and development of ancient Egyptian writing, featuring documents, scribal tools, statues, jewellery, pottery and funerary artefacts on loan from the British Museum, London. Besides hieroglyphic scripts also Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Nubian, and cuneiform scripts will be represented. info: source - English press report at URL m) - n) The Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UW. URL * "Harry Burton's Photographs" date: November 4, 2012 - TBA info: press report at URL "The Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester is celebrating the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb in the Valley of the Kings. From this week it is showing an exhibition on the photographic images of Harry Burton who documented the discovery. (..) The duotone reproductions in the exhibit concentrate on three years of Howard Carter's work in the tomb from the break-in until the revelation of the famous Golden Mask of the young pharaoh. " --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Allard Pierson Museum Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam URL * "Keys to Rome - Het Romeinse Rijk ontsloten" date: 24 September 2014 - 28 June 2015 [prolongation; was: till 15 March 2015] International exhibition on Roman culture that will launch simultaneously in Rome, Sarajevo, Amsterdam and Alexandria on September 23, 2014. The focus is on three regions within the Roman Empire: Egypt, the Mediterranean and the Low Countries. The exhibition uses immersive technology to present and connect these regional cultures within the Roman Empire, highlighting their diversity and commonality over centuries of Roman rule. info: URL info: URL info: URL info: Dutch press reports URL URL With photo of an Isis Regina statuette. * "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 * "75 jaar Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten" date: 1 October 2014 - 3 May 2015 Exhibition of objects and photographs from the collection of the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO). info: URL info: Dutch press report at URL Features a 'falcon mummy', which is made up out of bones of an owl and bones/legs of an unknown bird. * “Aanwinst: Egyptische scheppingsgod Chnoem” date: 7 April 2015 - 10 May 2015 The Museum has recently acquired a small relief (4th c BC) showing the god Khnum in front of a potter's wheel with a heap of clay, ready to start creating. info: URL info: Dutch press release at URL With photos of the relief. * Closure of the Egyptian Galleries for renovation date: 11 May 2015 - mid December 2015 info: URL --GERMANY-- a) Lindenau-Museum Gabelentzstraße 5, 04600 Altenburg URL * "Ägypten in Altenburg. Ägyptomanie im 19. Jahrhundert – Unbekannte Schätze aus den Sammlungen" [Egypt in Altenburg. Egyptomania in the 19th century - Unknown treasures from the collections] date: 7 March 2015 - 14 June [was: 19 July] 2015 Exhibition of items from the collection of Bernhard August von Lindenau (1779 - 1854), that includes genuine artefacts, Aegyptiaca, and plaster casts of Egyptian statues, complemented with some loans. info: URL "(..) Die Ausstellung zeigt erstmals diese Kunstwerke, ergänzt durch zwei Gemälde aus dem 19. Jahrhundert. Das monumentale Kairo-Panorama von Friedrich Otto Georgi, einem Teilnehmer an der berühmten Ägyptenexpedition von Richard Lepsius 1842–1846, wird eigens für die Ausstellung mit Hilfe von Spenden restauriert. Die Faszination für Ägypten war noch um 1900 ungebrochen. Dies zeigt ein Album mit Photographien, das ein deutscher Tourist zusammengestellt hat (Leihgabe von H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel Frankfurt am Main)." info: flyer - 2 pp. - pdf-file (0.5 MB) URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Anhand von 80 Objekten, von kleinformatigen Uschebti-Statuetten bis hin zur Gipskopie der berühmten Berliner Nofretete-Büste, geben die Leipziger Kuratorinnen Dr. Zita Ágota Pataki (Kunsthistorikerin) und Alina Grams (Ägyptologin) intime und faszinierende Einblicke in die Lebens- und Glaubenswelt des Alten Ägypten. Ergänzt wird die umfangreiche Ausstellung durch historische Fotografien aus dem Besitz des H. W. Fichter Kunsthandels Frankfurt am Main." info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Jahr für Jahr entdeckt das Lindenau-Museum Altenburg die Schätze seiner Sammlung. In welchem Umfang sich Bernhard August von Lindenau auch für das Land der Pharaonen interessierte, war bisher weitgehend unbekannt. (...) Trotz ihrer Popularität ist Nofretete nie vom Original abgeformt worden. Die 1913 angefertigte Nachbildung für Simon und eine zweite für Kaiser Wilhelm II. wurden von der Bildhauerin Tina Haim-Wentscher (1887-1974) hergestellt, die 1920 ein drittes, exaktes Modell anfertigte. Es ist gewissermaßen die Mutter aller Gipsabdrücke, auch des 1954 vom Lindenau-Museum von der Abgusswerkstatt der Kunstsammlungen Dresden für Altenburg erworbenen Abdrucks. Erst 2008 dann wurde per 3D-Scan berührungsfrei ein neuer exakter Abguss von der Büste genommen." b) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * "Nicht nur Nofretete? – Die Sammlung des Bonner Ägyptologen Dr. Wolfgang Kosack" date: 18 March 2015 - 14 June 2015 Exhibition of the Kosack Collection, containing 164 Objekte including Aegyptiaca, Coptic artifacts, and some hieratic papyri. info: URL * "Auf dem Weg nach Serabit el Chadim – der Rastplatz von Rod el Air" date: 15 April 2015 - 11 October 2015 Poster exhibition about graffiti, inscriptions and rock art found in Rod el Air, a way station on route to Serabit el-Khadim in Sinaï. info: URL * "Ägyptische Magie neben Kunst und Schrift" date: 24 June 2015 - 04 October 2015 info: source - URL URL c) - d) Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Neues Museum Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin URL * "Alltag - Luxus - Schutz. Schmuck im Alten Ägypten" [The Everyday - The Luxurious - The Protective: Jewellery in Ancient Egypt] date: 27 September 2014 - 31 May 2015 [prolongation; was: till 25 January 2015] A small exhibition of selected pieces of jewellery, pectorals, and amulets, as well as scarabs from various periods in Egyptian history. info: URL (English:) URL e) Martin-Gropius-Bau Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin URL * "Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: 15 April 2016 - 15 August 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. Will also be at the Arab World Institute in Paris (7 September 2015 - 7 January 2016) and at a yet unknown venue in London (15 November 2016 - 15 March 2017). info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL f) Bode Museum Am Kupfergraben, 10117 Berlin URL * "EIN GOTT - Abrahams Erben am Nil. Juden, Christen und Muslime in Ägypten von den Römern bis zum Mittelalter" [One God - Abraham's Legacy on the Nile] date: 2 April 2015 - 13 September 2015 Exhibition with around 300 objects from several international collections, illustrate the heritage in Egypt of the three monotheistic religions. Will later move to the British Museum, London. info: URL info: Catalogue - URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: Gesamte Pressemappe als zip-Daten (0.14 MB) URL info: English press report at URL "Some 300 ancient Egyptian archaeological and religious treasures will go on show (..)" info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL g) 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: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL h) - i) - j) - k) Gustav-Lübcke-Museum Neue Bahnhofstraße 9, 59065 Hamm URL * Re-Opening of the Ancient Egyptian department date: August 30, 2015 [was: August, 2015] - ongoing info: URL "(..) 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." l) - 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) - o) - p) Olympiapark München Kleine Olympiahalle Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, 80809 München * "Tutanchamun - Sein Grab und die Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 3 April 2015 - 13 September 2015 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. info: URL info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL Incl. an interview with Dr. Zahi Hawass. URL URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL "Zehn Meter unter der Oberfläche des Olympiaparks haben Wissenschaftler das Grab von Tutanchamun aufgebaut – so wie es vor 3338 Jahren im ägyptischen Tal der Könige angelegt wurde." With photographs URL "Am 4. November 1922 entdeckte Howard Carter das weitgehend unversehrte Grab des Pharaos Tutanchamun. Carter dokumentierte seinen Fund akribisch, sein Grabungsfotograf Harry Burton lieferte gestochen scharfe Bilder. Dieser Sternstunde der Ägyptologie widmet sich nun eine Ausstellung im München – die besonders die denkwürdige Person Howard Carter in den Blick nimmt." Also as audio report [7:38 mins.] URL "(...) Direktorin Sylvia Schoske sieht die Ausstellung Tutanchamun – Sein Grab und die Schätze kritisch: 'Es ist kein Geheimnis, dass ich keine Freundin dieser Replikenausstellung bin.' Trotzdem kann sie der Schau etwas Gutes abgewinnen: 'Allen, die hier ihre Freude an der faszinierenden Kultur des Alten Ägypten entdecken, möchte ich sagen: Besuchen Sie auch unser Museum, das eine der besten Sammlungen ägyptischer Kunst weltweit beherbergt.'" q) - r) Herzogliches Museum Schloss Friedenstein, 99867 Gotha * "Gegossene Götter - Metallhandwerk und Massenproduktion im Alten Ägypten" [Cast gods - metal craft and mass production in Ancient Egypt] date: 16 August 2015 - 15 November 2015 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). info: URL info: source - URL s) Museum August Kestner Trammplatz 3, 30159 Hannover URL * “Gegossene Götter: Bronzeguss & Massenproduktion” [Cast gods - Casting bronze and mass production (in Ancient Egypt)] date: 26 March 2015 - 26 July 2015 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 later at the Herzogliches Museum, Gotha (16 August 2015 - 15 November 2015). info: URL info: German press report at URL 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 - 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." --AUSTRIA-- a) TBA, Wien or Leoben * "Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos" date: cancelled [was: TBA, 2015] The Book of the Faiyum papyrus that was the focus of this exhibition has now become part of another exhibition, "Ägypten - Von Alexander dem Großen bis Kleopatra: Die letzten Pharaonen" at the Kunsthalle Leoben, instead of travelling on its own. info: source - URL "(..) Eine Sensation stellt ein wertvoller Papyrus aus der Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore (USA) dar. Das "Buch vom Fayum" ist eine mythisch-geografische Erzählung über die Entstehung der Welt. Ausführliche Beschreibungen und eine digitale Decodierung ermöglichen ein besseres Verständnis dieses erstmalig in Österreich ausgestellten Objektes. " b) Kunsthalle Leoben Kirchgasse 6; 8700 Leoben URL * "Ägypten -Von Alexander dem Großen bis Kleopatra: Die letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Kleopatra VII"] date: 24 April 2015 - 1 November 2015 info: URL "(..) Neben beeindruckenden Leihgaben aus der Eremitage in St. Petersburg, dem Louvre in Paris, dem KHM in Wien, der Glyptothek in Kopenhagen oder der Antikensammlung in Berlin, sollen Modelle (z.B. vom Leuchtturm in Alexandria), Filme (z.B. von den Unterwassergrabungen in den Buchten vor Alexandria) und Animationen das Leben und Wirken dieser historisch ungemein interessanten Persönlichkeiten der Antike dem Besucher eindrucksvoll vergegenwärtigen. Die Ausstellung greift Zusammenhänge der antiken Geschichte auf, die in dieser Form noch nie zuvor gezeigt wurden!" info: press reports at URL URL "(..) Als Kooperationspartner wird wieder das Reiss-Engelhorn- Museen in Mannheim fungieren, in Leoben werde die Erstpräsentation erfolgen. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Leobens Kleopatra wird gesucht: Anlässlich der großen Ägyptenausstellung in der Kunsthalle Leoben wird eine Kleopatra-Darstellerin gesucht. Diese soll bei verschiedenen Gelegenheiten als 'Werbebotschafterin' für die große Ausstellung fungieren." c) Papyrusmuseum Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1010 Wien URL * "Orakelsprüche, Magie und Horoskope. Wie Ägypten in die Zukunft sah" date: 24 June 2015 - TBA info: URL d) Panorama Museum Neue Residenz, Zugang Residenzplatz 9, 5010 Salzburg URL * “Kosmoramen von Hubert Sattler – Wüsten und Umkämpfte Stätten” date: 24 January 2015 - 10 January 2016 Paintings of Hubert Sattler (1817-1904), among which the Ruins of Luxor, the Ruins of Karnak, the Memnon Colossi, the Abu Simbel Temple, and the Medinet Habu Temple. info: URL URL With photos. info: German press report at URL d) Mozarthaus Vienna Domgasse 5, A-1010 Wien URL English: URL * "Die Zauberflöte. Eine Oper mit zwei Gesichtern" [”The Magic Flute. An opera with two aspects”] date: 30 January 2015 - 3 January 2016 The exhibition explores the two aspects of Mozart's opera: the realm of Viennese folk theatre with its fairy tales, magic and mechanical operas, and the world of Vienna freemasonry with its fascination for Egyptian mysteries. Curator: Jan Assmann. info: URL info: press release at URL info: German press reports at URL URL --EGYPT-- a) The Egyptian Museum Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo tel: +20 2 5742681, 5754319/10; fax: +20 2 5795133 * TBA b) Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chatby, Alexandria 21526 URL * "Keys to Rome" date: 24 September 2014 - TBA International exhibition on Roman culture that will launch simultaneously in Rome, Sarajevo, Amsterdam and Alexandria on September 23, 2014. The focus is on three regions within the Roman Empire: Egypt, the Mediterranean and the Low Countries. The exhibition uses immersive technology to present and connect these regional cultures within the Roman Empire, highlighting their diversity and commonality over centuries of Roman rule. info: URL URL "In Alexandria, visitors can travel back in time to [a reconstruction of] the Serapeum in the 2nd century and the harbor of Alexandria in the 3rd and 6th centuries AD. There they will find a stunning range of objects including a funerary mask, a papyrus of Homer, a gold ring, a statue of Harpocrates and many more. (..)" info: URL info: English press report at URL --ITALY-- a) - b) Museo Egizio di Torino Via Accademia delle Scienze 6 - Torino * Re-opening of renovated galleries date: April 1, 2015 - ongoing info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "The Egyptian Museum of Turin, which houses the world’s second largest collection of Egyptian antiquities after the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, is undergoing a major transformation, which will see its space doubled once renovation work is completed. The exhibition space will go from 4,500 square meters to 9,000 and will feature more than 6,500 artefacts, which will also be available for multimedia viewing through tablets and smartphones. Expansion work is expected to be completed by February 2015. " [new] info: Italian press report at URL "Il conto alla rovescia terminerà il 1 aprile 2015: in questa data, il Museo Egizio di Torino inaugurerà gli spazi totalmente rinnovati e volterà pagina nella propria storia, per entrare ufficialmente e con tutti i requisiti nel novero delle principali gallerie internazionali.(..)" info: Italian press report at URL With slide-show (49 pics) and video of the reopening. * "Torino e l'Egitto" date: 2015 info: source - URL c) - d) - e) Castello Aragonese 1 Via Pontile Castello Aragones, Ischia, NA 80077 URL * “Europa” date: 18 October 2014 - October 2015 A workshop-exhibition showing the restoration (in the laboratory of the European Institute of Restoration) of two Egyptian sarcophagi (21st Dynasty) on loan from the Royaux Musées d'Art et d'Histoire in Brussels info: URL info: Italian press report URL "L'antico Egitto approda sull'isola d'Ischia. Due sarcofagi antichi di 3000 anni impreziosiscono, dal 18 ottobre, gli spazi del laboratorio dell'Istituto europeo del restauro, che ha sede tra le mura del Castello aragonese: saranno sottoposti a una lunga fase di diagnostica prima dell'intervento di restauro vero e proprio, nell'ambito di un articolato progetto che vede protagonisti i Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire di Bruxelles, che ospitano i preziosi reperti. (..)" With slideshow 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: 29 October 2014 - TBA, 2016 Exhibition of ca. 30 replicas of KV62 objects. info: 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). * "Museo 2nd edition: La Diversita' delle espressioni culturali dell'egitto" [The diversity of cultural expressions in Egypt] date: cancelled? [was: October 2013 - TBA, 2015] info: URL info: press report at URL The "1st edition" of the museum ran from 2010 till 2013, and will be replaced by a different collection. g) Basilica Palladiana Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza * "Tutankhamen, Caravaggio, Van Gogh. La sera e i notturni dagli Egizi al Novecento" [Tutankhamon, Caravaggio, Van Gogh. Evening and nocturnals from the Ancient Egyptians to the 20th Century] date: 24 December 2014 - 2 June 2015 Exhibition of 115 work of arts that have some sort of connection with the night, real or psychological. The first section is called "La notte segue il fiume. Gli Egizi e il lungo viaggio", with 23 ancient Egyptian artefacts (on loan from the MFA Boston) that illustrate the journey to the Netherworld via funerary objects (statue heads, Faiyum Portraits, etc.). info: URL info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL With picture gallery. URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Parte dall’antichità passando dal Cinquecento per arrivare al Novecento in pittura, lungo il suo versante serale e notturno: 'Una mostra che, come dice il titolo, vuole unire in un altrimenti impossibile incontro, il sentimento che scaturisce dalla fierezza del viaggio notturno di Tutankhamen e dallo straziato viaggio sotto la luna e le stelle di Vincent van Gogh', ha detto Marco Goldin, curatore e ideatore" info: Italian press report at URL Il curatore Marco Goldin "ha inteso rappresentare questa volta l’immagine della sera e della notte nella storia dell’arte, partendo dagli Egizi per giungere, dopo un salto di molti secoli, fino ai tempi della pittura contemporanea." h) - i) Palazzo Foscolo Via Garibaldi, 80, 31046 Oderzo URL * “Omaggio a Tutankhamon - l'Arte Egizia Incontra l'Arte Contemporanea” [Homage to Tutankhamun - Egyptian art meets Contemporary art] date: 20 December 2014 - 3 May 2015 Exhibition with a life-size reconstruction of the burial chamber of Tutankhamun, but also with a selection of modern art. info: URL info: URL info: Italian press report at URL j) Museo Civico Archeologico Via dell'Archiginnasio, 2 - 40124 Bologna URL * “Egypt” date: 27 September 2015 - 10 July 2016 info: source - URL --FRANCE-- a) La médiathèque de Cours de Pile 90 rte Bergerac, 24520 Cours de Pile * "La vie quotidienne en Égypte au temps des Pharaons" [The daily life in Egypt of the time of the Pharaohs] date: 10 April 2015 - 27 April 2015 info: URL info: French press rport at URL "Jusqu'au lundi 27 avril, la médiathèque accueille une très intéressante exposition, proposée par l'association périgourdine d'égyptologie, Kemet. Documents, panneaux d'information mais aussi reproduction d'un sarcophage permettent de se familiariser avec 'la vie quotidienne en Egypte au temps des pharaons', comme l'annonce le titre de l'exposition." b) - c) Institut du Monde Arabe 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris * "Trésors engloutis d'Égpte" [Egypt’s Sunken Treasures] date: 7 September 2015 - 7 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: 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 d) Musée Anne de Beaujeu 5 Place du Colonel Laussedat, 03000 Moulins URL * “Ensorcelés! Magie et sorcellerie dans d’Antiquité” date: 13 December 2014 - 20 September 2015 Exhibition about magical and astrological practices in Antiquity, including the Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern heritage living on in such practices. info: URL info: French press report at URL e) Musée d'Archéologie Méditerranéenne Centre de la Vieille Charité (1er étage), 2 rue de la Charité, 13002 Marseille URL * "Les voyages extraordinaires . Quand dieux et héros sillonnaient le monde" date: 27 January 2015 - 2 August 2015 Exhibition about the voyages and quests of heroes and gods in the mythologies of ancient Egypt and ancient Greece. info: URL info: French press report at URL f) - g) Musée des beaux-arts Place du Général de Gaulle, 59140, Dunkerque URL * "Dunkerque et la collection Antinoé, cité de l'Egypte antique " date: 13 July 2013 - 31 July 2015 [was: till September 2014] Exhibition about research done on the museum's mummy and about other artefacts stemming from excavations (1895-1910) in ancient Antinoë. info: URL info: URL "(..) Vous pourrez ainsi découvrir des fragments de masques funéraires, quelques figurines, des céramiques, des verreries ou encore quelques pièces de tissus coptes (..)" 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 Préhistoire Régionale « Stanislas Bonfils » Rue Lorédan Larchey, 06500 Menton URL * “Autour de la Méditerranée: échanges culturels et commerciaux dans l'Antiquité” date: 12 July 2014 - 25 May 2015 Exhibition about the connections between antique cultures around the Mediterranean - Egypt, Phoenicia/Carthage, Greece, Etruria, and Rome. info: URL 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: 4 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: Dutch flyer at URL b) - c) - d) Paleis voor Schone Kunsten - BOZAR Ravensteinstr. 23, 1000 Brussels URL * "Thee met Nefertiti" [working title] date: cancelled [was: Spring/Summer 2014] info: source - According to the newsletter of the Ägyptisches Museum München, April 2014, that museum will be the 4th and LAST station of the travelling "Tea with Nefertiti" exhibition. * "Engaging Egypt. Four Encounters with the Foreign from Facebook to Fayum" date: postponed [was: October 5, 2012 - January 13, 2013] In four sections - Roman Egypt (with Fayyum Portraits), Ayyubidic Egypt, 20th c. art, and contemporary art. info: (in Dutch and French resp.) URL URL info: (in English) URL info: source of postponemnet - URL --SPAIN-- a) Museo Liceo Egipcio Avd. Astorga 42, 24198 La Virgen del Camino, León URL * “El Tesoro de Tutankamón” ["The Treasure of Tutankhamun"] date: 31 March 2015 [was: 23 December 2014] - TBA Exhibition with hundred exact replicas of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun, produced in Cairo. info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL b) - c) Parque de las Ciencias Avda. de la Ciencia s/n 18006 Granada URL * "Momias. Testigos del pasado" [Mummies: Witnesses of the Past] date: 25 October 2014 - ca. 30 September 2015 Exhibition with 50 mummies from across the world and more than 150 related objects. With two Egyptian mummies on loan from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. info: URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL d) - e) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid URL * "Animales y faraones - El reino animal en el antiguo Egipto" [was: "La Fauna del Nilo. El reino animal en el Egipto faraónico"] [was: "Animales, hombres y dioses. El bestiario en el Egipto faraónico"] date: 1 April [was: 31 March] 2015 - 23 August 2015 Exhibition about wild and domesticated animals in ancient Egypt, with 438 objects (statutes, amulets, mummies, etc.) on loan from the Louvre-Lens Museum. Earlier at Musée du Louvre-Lens (5 December 2014 - 9 March 2015) and later at the CaixaForum Barcelona (22 September 2015 - 10 January 2016). info: URL info: URL info: source - press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL With photo gallery and a video of the displays. [new] info: Spanish press reports at URL With a slideshow of 9 pics. URL With a video of the displays. URL With a video of objects. info: English press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "La passione dei faraoni egiziani per gli animali, le cui immagini erano utilizzate per raffigurare divinità, ma anche per la vigilanza, il trasporto, per decorazione o negli amuleti e, naturalmente, nei sarcofaghi. Dopo Parigi, la grande mostra 'Animali e faraoni, il regno animale nell' antico Egitto' arriva a Madrid, al CaixaForum, organizzata dal Museo del Louvre in collaborazione con la Fondazione La Caixa. Fino al 23 agosto propone 430 pezzi, in gran parte restaurati per l'occasione, testimonianze delle molteplici e onnipresenti rappresentazioni della fauna nelle produzioni artistiche dell'antico Egitto." f) CaixaForum Barcelona Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona URL * "Animales, hombres y dioses. El bestiario en el Egipto faraónico" [Animals, Humans, and Gods. The Bestiary in Pharaonic Egypt] date: 22 September 2015 - 10 January 2016 Exhibition about the place and role of animals in Pharaonic Egypt, with ca. 430 artefacts. Earlier at Musée du Louvre-Lens (5 December 2014 - 9 March 2015) and the CaixaForum de Madrid (31 March 2015 - 23 August 2015). info: source - press report at URL info: press reports at URL URL g) Museo Bíblico Instituto Bíblico y Oriental Plaza de Santo Martino, 5 LEÓN. URL * "Cleopatra y las reinas de Alejandría" date: TBA (in preparation) With fifty unique works dealing with the famous queen of Egypt. h) TBA, Alicante * "TBA" [working title: "Tutankhamun: His Tomb and his Treasures"] date: 21 December 2014 - 12 April 2015 One of the internationally travelling exhibitions with over 1,000 replicas of KV62 artefacts. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL i) - j) - k) - l) - m) Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal Paseo de la Castellana, 214 - 28046 Madrid URL * “Cleopatra” date: 27 November 2015 - 8 May 2016 info: source - URL 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 egipcia 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) - --DENMARK-- a) Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Dantes Plads 7, 1556 København V URL URL * "Taharqa - Den Sorte Farao" [Taharqa - The Black Pharaoh] date: 10 [was: 9] April 2015 - 28 June 2015 With the Taharqa Sphinx on loan from the British Museum, the finds from Kawa and Meroë in the Glyptotek, plus three finds from Kawa on loan from the National Museum of Denmark. info: URL URL [new] info: English press report at URL ---SWITZERLAND--- a) - b) - c) - d) - e) Le Laténium. Parc et musée d'archéologie de Neuchâtel Espace Paul Vouga, CH-2068 Hauterive URL * "Aux origines des pharaons noirs: 10.000 ans d'archéologie nubienne" date: 3 September 2014 - 17 May 2015 Exhibition about 40 years of Swiss archaeological work in Kerma. info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL 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) - --HUNGARY-- a) Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum [Hungarian Natural History Museum] 1083 Budapest, Ludovika tér 2-6. URL * "Múmiavilág" [World of Mummies] date: 1 October 2014 - 17 May 2015 Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. Earlier in the Drents Museum, Assen, Netherlands (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014, "Mummies - Surviving after Death"). The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Budapest, Luxembourg, Hildesheim, Basel, Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. info: URL URL info: URL info: (in English) URL info: English press report at URL "(..) 28 human and 10 animal mummies have been transported to Budapest from various corners of the world. (..)" info: Hungarian press reports at URL URL With photos of mummies. URL Report about the opening. ---POLAND--- a) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie 31-002 Kraków, ul. Senacka 3 * "W krzywym zwierciadle. Archeologia" [In caricature. Archaeology] date: 24 February 2015 - TBA Satirical comments on archaeology by cartoonists. info: " Archeologia w satyrze" URL info: Polish press report at URL --ROMANIA-- a) Muzeul Judetean Satu Mare Bd.Vasile Lucaciu, Nr.21 440031 Satu Mare, Romania URL * "Egiptul faraonilor" [The Pharaohs of Egypt] date: 19 February 2015 - 10 May 2015 With ca. 150 ancient Egyptian artefacts. Earlier under the title "A Fáraók Egyiptoma" at the Móra Ferenc Múzeum, Szeged (21 June 2014 - 30 December 2014). info: URL info: Romanian press reports (among many) at URL URL With gallery photos. URL With gallery photos. info: Romanian press report at URL --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) - b) - c) - d) Regionální Muzeum v Kolíne Dvorákovo museum praveku Brandlova 35, 280 02 Kolín URL * "Poklady starého Egypta - Sbírka Josefa Ferdinanda Toskánského [Treasures of ancient Egypt - The Collection of Archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Tuscany] date: 12 September 2014 - 31 May 2015 Exhibition of ca. 100 artefacts from the Egyptian collection of archduke Joseph Ferdinand of Tuscany, on loan from the Náprstek Museum in Prague. info: URL info: Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL --MOROCCO-- a) - --VATICAN CITY-- a) Musei Vaticani URL * "Coffins of the Amun-priests" [working title] date: TBA The exhibition looks at the priesthood of Amun in Thebes and their necropolis of Bab el-Gasus, with a special focus on the conservation of their coffins (the 'Vatican Coffin Project'). With artefacts from the collections of the RMO, the Louvre and the Vatican Museum. The exhibition was earlier in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden (April 19, 2013 - September 15, 2013). info: source - Dutch press report at URL --JAPAN--- a) - b) - c) TBA, Tokyo * "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" date: September 2014 - TBA The travelling exhibition (since 2004) that showcases ca. 50 of King Tutankhamun's burial objects (no replicas) and ca. 70 other ancient Egyptian artefacts, and which was in Japan before (2012). After Tokyo it will go to Niigata (TBA - October 2015). info: source - English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Of the 124 artefacts carefully selected from the Egyptian Museum, 30 are from the museum’s Tutankhamun collection. Artefacts from earlier royal tombs from the 18th Dynasty, including the tomb of Tutankhamun’s great-grandparents Yuya and Tuya and the KV55 burial tomb, are also included. According to the terms of the exhibition agreement, revenues from the show could reach $10 million, said Ahmed Sharaf, head of the museums section at the Ministry of Antiquities in Cairo. A fixed amount of $2 added to the price of each ticket will be given to Egypt, as will a percentage of the merchandise sold through the show. The exhibition, accompanied by an Egyptian curator and restorer, will travel for one year within Japan, beginning in Tokyo and Niigata and including institutions in other cities. (..) “The ministry has resumed sending exhibitions abroad in an attempt to raise money towards the completion of suspended antiquities projects, whether restoration work or the construction of new museums,” Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty said. (..)" --TAIWAN-- a) - --REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE-- a) Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris Fort Canning Centre 5 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179618 URL * “The Myth of Cleopatra” date: 4 May 2015 - 13 September 2015 The exhibition will include more than 100 works encompassing archaeological artefacts, paintings and theatre props. Earlier at the Paris Pinacothèque de Paris (10 April 2014 - 7 Sept. 2014). info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: source - URL --MEXICO-- a) - ---BRAZIL--- a) - --QATAR-- a) - b) University College London Qatar UCL Qatar, PO Box 23689, 2nd Floor, Georgetown Building, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha * "3D Encounters: Where Science Meets Heritage" date: 13 February 2013 - TBA The exhibition explores how 3D digital replicas of museum collections can be used to advance museum, archaeological and conservation practice. Using 3D visualisations of artefacts from UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London, the exhibition offers a 360 degree view of ancient items that range from fragments of stone vessels and carved wooden hair combs to a skull on an ancient Egyptian ruler info: press release at URL "(..) At the exhibition visitors can try out the 3D technology themselves and handle virtual images of historical treasures. The public are invited to do this through a series of interactive activities that combine 3D images with immersive technologies such as heightened reality and gesture recognition. For example, one interactive visualisation transports visitors to an archaeological site in Egypt where they are able to select 3D replica artefacts to pick up and inspect. Visitors can also try their hands at restoring an ancient mummy mask through a touch screen interactive image that allows them to choose and test different facial features. Another interactive option offers a 3D image of a skull that archaeologists believe is that of an ancient ruler named Inti. Visitors can then build layers of muscles, veins and skin on to the ruler's skull via touch screen animation to see what Inti might have looked like. (..)" info: some links to 3DPetrie Project website and 3DPetrie exhibitions website, and to press reports: URL info: a film that is on exhibition is available online at URL " "Making Many. The mass production of funerary figures. UCL Petrie Museum' - The film explains research about mass production of shabtis via 3D imaging, 3D printing and reproduction of a physical replica to find out about the mass production of funerary figures in Ancient Egypt. The 3D printing was done at the Digital Manufacturing Centre at the UCL Bartlett." ---SOUTH AFRICA--- a) - +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. K. 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