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March 23, 2017 (IV Shemu 9)
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Peru, South Africa (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Andorra, Japan, China, India, Mexico, Israel, Korea, Chile Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma * Thanks for this week's events information go to: Glenn Meyer [(I) - USA (j)(k)]; Wendy Goodridge [(I) - UK (f)]; Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - USA (b)(zh), Netherlands (a)(b), Germany (f)(h)(i)(r), Italy (m), Switzerland (a), Poland (a), Mexico (a), China (a)]; Kat Newkirk [(II) - USA (zh), Germany (r)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Germany (f)(i)(r), Italy (m), Switzerland (a)] ========================================================================== +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * "The Mysteries of Nefertiti", by Dr. Aidan Dodson date: April 30, 2017; 3:00 PM place: Room 20, Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley costs: no charge, but donations are very welcome. info: email URL k) Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California Berkeley * "Signs of Broken Textuality in Ancient Egyptian Funerary Papyri", by Niv Allon (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) date: Thursday, April 6, 2017; 3 pm place: 373 Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley info: email --UK-- f) Friends of the Egypt Centre, Swansea University * "Howard Carter: The Wildlife Artist", by John Wyatt date: Wednesday 5th April 2017; 7.00pm place: Fulton House Lecture Room 2, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP cost: Free for members, £3.00 non-members info: phone 01792 295960 --SWITZERLAND-- b) Institut für Archäologische Wissenschaften Universität Bern * 2nd Berner Altorientalisches Forum (BAF) Deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 April 2017. Keynote speaker will be Egyptologist Prof. José Manuel Galán. date: 28-29 June 2017 place: Bern info: URL --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --USA-- b) Global Village Museum 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins URL * “Egypt: Gift of the Nile” date: March 3, 2017 - June 17, 2017 info: URL "(..) The exhibit’s unique art and artifacts include Egyptian wedding jewelry, camel saddles, papyrus prints and illustrations, exquisite inlaid treasure boxes, textiles and clothing, furniture, currency, and a replica of the Rosetta Stone. Visitors will learn about ancient Egypt through its pharaohs, temples, mummification processes, and hieroglyphs. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) From ancient pottery to modern textiles, the exhibit shows how the culture has changed but also stays true to itself. (..)" [update] zh) American Museum of Natural History Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024 * “Mummies: Images of the Afterlife” date: March 18, 2017 – January 7, 2018 [new] info: URL [new] info: English press reports at URL "An Egyptian mummy named the Gilded Lady may be more than 2,000 years old, but visitors can gaze into her brown eyes and admire her dark, curly hair (..). Patrons can't see the Gilded Lady's actual face, of course, but they can look at her exquisitely preserved mummy, including a gleaming gold-painted mask. Nearby is a life-size plastic replica of her skull, created from 3D-printed images of a computed tomography (CT) scan of the mummy's head. (..)" URL With photos. URL With photos at: URL URL With video. URL With slideshow. URL URL "On tour from the Field Museum in Chicago, the exhibit not only showcases the ritually preserved bodies and accompanying artifacts of 18 ancient Egyptians and Peruvians from the pre-Columbia era, but the modern technology that makes them more accessible than ever. (..)" With photos and videos of CT-scan imaging and interactive stations. URL URL URL URL URL With 'teaser' video. URL With a video (interview with the curator). [new] info: Italian press report at URL [new] info: German press report at URL URL [new] info: Dutch press report at URL -NETHERLANDS-- [update] a) Huis Marseille - Museum voor Fotografie Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam * "In Egypte: Reizigers en Fotografen, 1850-1900" [In Egypt: Travellers and Photographers, 1850-1900] date: 11 March 2017 - 4 June 2017 [new] info: Spanish press report at URL [update] b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * “Koninginnen van de Nijl” [Queens of the Nile] date: 18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017 [new] info: Dutch press report at URL Thusfar, more than 100.000 visitors. URL Video impression. --GERMANY-- [update] f) Badisches Landesmuseum Schloss Karlsruhe, 76131 Karlsruhe * "Ramses. Göttlicher Herrscher am Nil" [Ramses. Divine Ruler on the Nile] date: 17 December 2016 - 18 June 2017 [new] info: German press report at URL URL Thusfar, more than 50.000 visitors. [update] h) Internationales Keramik-Museum Luitpoldstr. 25, 92637 Weiden * “Zu Gast in Weiden – Das besondere Objekt aus dem Museum Ägyptischer Kunst München: Ein Bierkrug. 500 Jahre Reinheitsgebot in Bayern – 5000 Jahre Bier in Ägypten” [new] date: 23 April 2017 - TBA [was: 18 December 2016 - Spring 2017] [new] info: [PDF] URL [update] i) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim * "Marc Erwin Babej. Yesterday - Tomorrow" date: 30 March 2017 - 17 September 2017 The exhibition gives a modern "photo-realistic representation of ancient Egyptian art". [new] info: German press report at URL "(..) Babej setzt die ägyptische Formensprache um, indem er Kleider und Schmuck modernisiert nacharbeiten lässt. Er fotografiert das Modell in verschiedenen Posen und setzt das Endprodukt aus zehn bis zwölf Aufnahmen zusammen. Diese Fotos kombiniert er mit Hieroglyphen und lateinischen Lettern, um das Geheimnisvolle der Bildsprache mit modernen Mitteln zu seiner eigenen Geschichte zu machen. „Ich setzt die originäre ägyptische Kunst 1:1 mit modernen Mitteln fort.“ Und hält sich an die Formensprache und den Proportionskanon der ägyptischen Kunst. (..)" This article as jpg-file: URL [new] info: German press report at URL With a video [4:44 mins.] about how the exhibition came about. [update] r) Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rathausstraße 24, 83022 Rosenheim * "Pharao - Leben im Alten Ägypten" [Pharaoh - Life in Ancient Egypt] date: 24 March 2017 - 3 December 2017 [new] info: German press report at URL "(..) Im vergangenen Jahr machte ein Wikinger-Schiff auf dem Lazise-Platz auf die Ausstellung im Lokschuppen aufmerksam. Heuer dient ein imposanter Obelisk als Werbeträger. Die Hieroglyphen darauf bedeuten übersetzt: 'Willkommen im Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen'." URL "(..) Neben bereits bekannten Exponaten sehen die Besucher in der 'Pharao'-Ausstellung im Lokschuppen auch Stücke, die der Öffentlichkeit bisher noch nicht zugänglich gemacht wurden. So ist beispielsweise auch ein Sarg zu sehen, der eigens für den Lokschuppen aufwendig restauriert und im Computer-Tomographen vermessen wurde." Includes a large slideshow (46 slides, including some advertisements). URL [new] info: Ènglish press report at URL "An ancient Egyptian mummy stored in Aberdeen has been given a makeover for an exhibition abroad. Mistress of the House Ta Khar will be going on show near Munich on Friday after being shipped out from the University of Aberdeen’s museum collection. But before facing the public, the embalmed body was put through a makeover to make sure she looked her best. (..)" URL With video. --EGYPT-- [update] d) Antiquities Museum, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Alexandria * “One God and Three Religions: Religious Tolerance in the Land of the Nile” [new] date: 15 January 2017 - 7 March [was: 15 April] 2017 info: URL --ITALY-- [update] m) Museo etnografico Castiglioni V. G. B. Vico 46, S. Ambrogio, 21100 Varese * "L’Egitto di Tutankhamon" [The Egypt of Tutankhamun] date: 29 October 2016 - 12 February 2017 AND [prolongation] 22 February 2017 - 7 May 2017 info: URL [new] info: Italian press report at URL --SWITZERLAND-- [update] a) Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15, CH-8002 Zürich * "Osiris - Das versunkene Geheimnis Ägyptens" date: 10 February 2017 - 16 July 2017 [new] info: German press reports at URL "(...) wie kommen solch wertvolle Funde auf einen Hügel in der Schweiz? «Wir haben früh Interesse bei der Hilti Foundation bekundet, die sich um die Koordination der Ausstellungen in Europa kümmert», erzählt Museumsdirektor Albert Lutz bei einem Augenschein vor Ort. Es sei die teuerste Ausstellung, die je im Museum gezeigt wurde. Gut zehn Doppellastwagen transportierten die kostbare Fracht von London nach Zürich. Wegen der erhöhten Lage des Museums und der erschwerten Zufahrt mussten die teils tonnenschweren Ausstellungsstücke ein weiteres Mal auf kleinere Lastautos umgeladen werden. Dementsprechend laufe die Ausstellung auch ein halbes Jahr. «Die Ausstellung ist super angelaufen. In den ersten Wochen kamen bereits 20 000 Besucher», freut sich Lutz. Insgesamt erhofft er sich 150 000 Besucher." URL --POLAND-- a) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie [Archaeological Museum in Cracow] Senacka 3, 31-002 Kraków URL * "Badania i odkrycia Muzeum Archeologicznego w Krakowie 2016" [Research and discoveries by the Archaeological Museum in Cracow 2016] date: 5 March 2017 - 31 March 2017 Also presents the Museum's archaeological work done in Egypt. info: Polish press reports at URL URL URL --MEXICO-- a) Museo de Bellas Artes Santos Degollado Pte. 102, Centro, 50050 Toluca de Lerdo URL * “Tutankamón, la Tumba, el Oro y la Maldición” date: 17 March 2107 - 17 September 2017 The travelling exhibition with 200 replicas of KV62 items. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL With a video. URL --CHINA-- [update] a) The National Museum of China 16 E Chang'an Ave, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing * “A history of the world in 100 objects” date: March 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017 [new] info: (in English) URL ---- For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below. ++ (III) PERSONALS AND ADMIN NOTES [As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF. They usually are not in the Website version.] +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE--- * Press report: "New discovery: Intact tomb uncovered in Aswan" URL "The Spanish Archaeological Mission in Qubbet El-Hawa, west Aswan, has discovered an intact structure where the brother of one of the most important governors of the 12th Dynasty, Sarenput II, was buried. (..) Nasr Salama, director general of Aswan Antiquities, said that the find is unique with funerary goods that consist of pottery, two cedar coffins (outer and inner) and a set of wooden models, which represent funerary boats and scenes of daily life. Alejandro Jiménez- Serrano, head of the Spanish mission from the University of Jaen, said that a mummy was also discovered but is still under study. It is covered with a polychrome cartonnage with a beautiful mask and collars. Inscriptions on the coffins bear the name of the deceased, Shemai. followed respectively by his mother and father, Satethotep and Khema. The latter was governor of Elephantine under the reign of Amenemhat II. (..)" -- Other English press reports: URL URL With irrelevant photo. -- A Spanish press report: URL With a UJA video [3 min. 35]. -- Spanish press release of UJA: URL * Press report: "Archaeologists unearth statue of Queen Tiye in Egypt's Luxor" URL "A unique statue, possibly of Queen Tiye, the wife of King Amenhotep III and grandmother of King Tutankhamun, has been unearthed at her husband's funerary temple in Kom El-Hittan on Luxor's west bank. The exciting find was made by the European-Egyptian mission, working under the umbrella of the German Archaeological Institute. (..) Hourig Sourouzian, head of the mission said that the statue is very well preserved and has kept is colours well. She said the statue was founded accidentally while archaeologists were lifting up the lower part of a statue of king Amenhotep III that was buried in the sand. "The Queen Tiye statue appeared beside the left leg of the King Amenhotep III statue," Sourouzian said. (..)" With [distorted] photos. -- Another English press report, with better MoA photos: URL -- Arabic press report, with more photos of the Minister's visit to the area: URL -- For a photo and location of the fallen Amenhotep III colossus [presumably] refered to above, see URL "(..) At the Third Pylon, two more royal colossi in alabaster, found lying fragmented and half buried under 3m of Nile alluvia, are in the process of reassembly. These statues are unique by their size and material and can be considered as masterpieces of monumental sculpture. (Fig. 7) (..)" [Submitted by Michael Tilgner and Kat Newkirk] * Press release: "Ägyptische Ritualbilder aus der Jungsteinzeit" URL "Ägyptologen der Universität Bonn stießen während einer Grabung bei einer Nekropole nahe Assuan in Ägypten auf Felsenbilder aus dem vierten Jahrtausend vor Christus. Die Zeichnungen wurden in Form von kleinen Punkten in den Fels graviert und zeigen Jagdszenen, wie sie auch in Schamanendarstellungen vorkommen. Möglicherweise stellen sie ein Bindeglied zwischen der Jungsteinzeit und der altägyptischen Kultur dar. Für ihre Entdeckung wurden die Wissenschaftler vom Antikenminister in Kairo mit dem Preis für eine der aktuell zehn bedeutendsten archäologischen Entdeckungen in Ägypten ausgezeichnet. (..)" Idem: URL Version with more photos and drawings. -- English press release: URL "Egyptologists at the University of Bonn discovered rock art from the 4th millennium BC during an excavation at a necropolis near Aswan in Egypt. The paintings were engraved into the rock in the form of small dots and depict hunting scenes like those found in shamanic depictions. They may represent a link between the Neolithic period and Ancient Egyptian culture. The discovery earned the scientists the award for one of the current ten most important archeological discoveries in Egypt from the Minister of Antiquities in Cairo. (..)" Idem: URL URL -- German press reports: URL "(...) Neben dem Alter der Bilder sorgen auch die Inhalte der Bilder für Aufsehen. Denn was für den Laien auf den ersten Blick nicht leicht zu erkennen ist, entschlüsseln die Experten als Jagdszenen: In einem Bild ein Jäger mit seinem Bogen und daneben sein Beuteziel, ein afrikanischer Strauß. Daneben dann das Besondere für die Wissenschaftler: Ein tanzender Mensch, der mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit noch eine Straußenmaske vor seinem Gesicht hat. (..)" URL -- An English press report: URL [Next five items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "In honour of the workers" URL "Al-Ahram Weekly pays tribute to the workers who have contributed so much to the discovery and preservation of Egypt’s archaeological sites. (..)" * Press report: "Foreign missions financing excavations for rights of scientific publishing" URL "Mohammed Ismail, general supervisor of the Permanent Committee of Antiquities and Foreign Missions Affairs, said that the total number of active missions in Egypt since the beginning of the excavation works carried out under the supervision of the state amounts to 206 so far. (...) He explained that the work of the foreign missions in Egypt is being conducted in accordance with agreements between the expatriate mission and the Ministry of Antiquities. Each mission allocates specific funds that range between €10,000 to €100,000 or a similar amount in dollars according to the period of time spent at each site—which could range between two weeks and a few months, and sometimes it may extend to years of research and discoveries. The Ministry of Antiquities stipulates that each mission must train two young cadres in the ministry, and a further two inspectors to accompany them— in addition to finishing all restoration works necessary for the discovered pieces at all sites. He pointed out that the cooperation with foreign missions provides the Egyptian side with financing for excavations and discoveries in exchange for granting the exclusive right of the scientific publishing for five years. Furthermore, the ministry benefits by getting to keep the discovered artefacts and by receiving training for its staff. (..)" * Press report: "March 1878: Cleopatra’s Needle obelisk comes to London" URL "The arrival in London of a monolith weighing 224 tons was a far from straightforward enterprise Almost 140 years ago this month, an iconic antiquity appeared in The Engineer. Having arrived into London in January 1878 after a tumultuous journey, Cleopatra’s Needle was the centre of much attention. (..)" * Press report: "Newport News museum receives ancient Egyptian artifact" URL "The Mariners’ Museum and Park has received the oldest artifact in the museum’s collection! The ancient Egyptian artifact dates to the Middle Kingdom period (2040-1802 BC) and is a hand-carved, wooden figure depicting a boatman, a museum spokesperson said. The 6½-inch tall figure displays classic Egyptian features with large, dark-outlined eyes, a cropped black haircut, and a white knee-length covering called a shendyt. The boatman is depicted sitting, knees pulled into his body, with long, articulated arms capable of holding an oar. (..) " With photo. * Press report: "New Kingdom mummy mask recovered from France" URL "After four years out of Egypt, a stolen and illegally smuggled mummy mask has been returned from France. Shabaan Abdel Gawad, the general supervisor of the Antiquities Repatriation Sector of the Ministry of Antiquities, told Ahram Online that the mask dates to the New Kingdsom and is carved in wood and depicts human facial features. It was stolen in 2013 along with other artefacts from the Elephantine Antiquities Galleries in Aswan, when it was subject to looting. The mask was discovered in an auction hall in Paris in December 2016 and Egypt succeeded in recovering it after proving legal possession. (..)" With photos. [Next two items submitted by Kat Newkirk and Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press report: "$100M in ancient artifacts shipped from Egypt and Turkey to the U.S. in 2016" URL "About $50 million worth of artifacts and antiques were shipped from both Egypt and Turkey to the United States in 2016 — the highest annual value from each of those countries in at least 20 years, according to U.S. Census Bureau documents. (..)" -- Original English press report: URL * Press report: "The Grand Egyptian Museum – A Bridge between Ages" URL Description and history. [Submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Press report: "Major acquisitions announced for Louvre Abu Dhabi" URL "The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the long awaited new museum due to open on Saadiyat Island later this year, has announced a raft of new acquisitions, ranging from an ancient Egyptian funeral set to a 20th-century painting by Wifredo Lam. (..) The intricate wooden Egyptian set relates to the princess Henuttawy (late tenth century BC). (..)" * Press report: "La UAH tiene lista su primera expedición arqueológica y epigráfica en Egipto" URL About the new season of ‘The Middle Kingdom Theban Project’. * Press report: "Egypt approves price hike for multiple entry visas, maintains old price for single entry" URL "Egypt's cabinet decided on Tuesday to raise the price of multiple entry tourist visas from $35 to $60, while maintaining the old rate of $25 for single entry visas. (..) The minister did not specify when the change would be implemented. (..)" -- Another English press report: URL [Next four items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Das Sterben der Pyramiden" URL "Ist das Kulturerbe des Sudans noch zu retten? Finanzspritzen aus Katar und Expertise aus Deutschland sollen helfen. Doch in Khartum fehlen politischer Wille und Wissen um den eigenen kulturellen Reichtum. (...) Heute sind es nicht mehr die Grabräuber, sondern Sand und Unwissen, die dem einzigartigen Erbe zusetzen. Reiche Sudanesen aus dem 200 Kilometer entfernten Khartum nutzten die antike Kulisse für Picknicks und Familienfeste. An Neujahr tummeln sich schon mal 5000 Menschen hier, klettern auf den Ruinen herum oder verewigen sich in dem rotbraunen Sandstein. Die wenigsten der Feiernden wissen, an welch einzigartigem Ort sie sich befinden. Denn der Geschichtsunterricht in Sudans Schulen beginnt in der Regel mit dem Jahr 1821, der Eroberung durch Ägypten und das Osmanische Reich. Das Meiste davor liegt in den Köpfen im Dunkeln. Die größte Bedrohungfür Meroe jedoch ist der Wüstensand. Vor 50 Jahren gab es hier noch keine Wanderdünen, jetzt fressen sie sich immer weiter in die Nekropole hinein, wo dreißig Könige und acht Königinnen begraben liegen. Vor allem die meterhohen Sandwirbel, die der Wind durch die Monumente treibt, schmirgeln die Reliefs ab und zerstören sie. Ein paar Ziegelmauern und eine Baggeraktion der deutschen Archäologen brachten zwar Atempausen. Nach einigen Monaten jedoch war vieles wieder kritisch. (...)" * Press release of Institut für Raumbezogene Informations- und Messtechnik of the Hochschule Mainz: "Der Koloss vom Rande des Urhügels" URL "(...) erfreut sind auch Prof. Kai-Christian Bruhn und sein Projektmitarbeiter Thomas Graichen vom i3mainz über die Ereignisse der vergangenen Tage: 'Wir haben von unseren Büros in Mainz aus verfolgen können, wie die Dokumentationsmethoden, die wir letztes Jahr gemeinsam entwickelt haben, die rasche und fachgerechte Bergung unterstützen konnten.' Ihre Aufgabe in dem Projekt ist es, in möglichst kurzer Zeit die Funde so vollständig wie möglich zu dokumentieren, denn auf dem Grabungsareal soll eigentlich schon längst gebaut werden. (...) 'Unser Konzept umfasst daher die ganze Kette von der Erfassung zuverlässiger 3D-Information bis zur Aufbereitung der Daten für eine sachgemäße Publikation und langfristige Archivierung.' Dieses Konzept erlebte bei dem jüngsten Sensationsfund, bei dem sich die Ereignisse förmlich überschlugen, nun seine Nagelprobe und bestand sie." Includes photographs. -- German press report: "Pharao in der Punktwolke: Wissenschaftler von i3mainz liefern 3D-Visualisierung der spektakulären Grabungsfunde in Kairo" URL -- Website of the project "Das Kultzentrum des Sonnengottes in Heliopolis (Ägypten)" URL "Das i3mainz unterstützt das Heliopolis-Projekt im Kairener Stadtteil Mataryia mit dem Ziel, das Forschungsdatenmanagement der Grabung zu erarbeiten und umzusetzen. Die Ergebnisse der archäologischen Arbeiten sollen schließlich in einem GIS zusammengeführt werden, das als Nachweissystem für die archäologische Dokumentation und die dreidimensionalen Visualisierungen des Baubestands dienen wird." * Press report: "Ein kolossales Wrack" URL "Eine Ramses-Statue kam vor genau 200 Jahren in den Besitz des British Museum und damit in den Blick der britischen Öffentlichkeit. Oder wenigstens in ihre Vorstellungskraft. Denn der Transport des tonnenschweren Fundstücks nach London sollte sich noch um eine Weile verzögern. Dennoch setzte sich der englische Dichter Percy Bysshe Shelley 1817, gleichsam in absentia, mit dem ruinösen Monument auseinander. Berühmtes poetisches Zeugnis davon ist das Sonett «Ozymandias», betitelt nach der gräzisierten Version von Ramses' Namen. Es ist, als sähe Shelley exakt, was wir dieser Tage auf den Nachrichtenkanälen erneut sehen: Fragmente einer gewaltigen Pharaonenstatue, die zerfallen «halb im Sand versunken» liegen. Insbesondere des Pharaos «shattered visage», sein zerschlagenes Gesicht, zieht den Betrachter in den Bann." - some thoughts on the occasion of the anniversary of Shelley's "Ozymandias" * Press report: "Description de L'Egypte, un ouvrage commandé par Napoléon, aux enchères à Bruxelles" URL "L'ouvrage complet 'Description de l'Egypte', parfaitement conservé et commandé par Napoléon Bonaparte pendant sa campagne du Nil, sera proposé aux enchères le 21 mars à Bruxelles." -- lot 224 URL -- Another press report: "Une carte maritime de 1620 crée la surprise lors d'une vente aux enchères" URL "Un exemplaire complet de la 'Description de l'Egypte', commandé par Napoléon Bonaparte pendant sa campagne du Nil et comportant un texte en 26 volumes ainsi que 12 volumes d'illustrations, a été adjugé pour 15.000 euros." * Some items relating to Egyptomania [submitted by Michael Tilgner (1)(2) and Kat Newkirk (3)(4)]: -- Press report: "'Sneacatacombes', de l’Égypte antique au street-art algérois" URL "Le street-artiste, plasticien, et calligraphe Amine Aïtouche, alias Sneak, présente, depuis le 11 mars et jusqu’au 25 du mois en cours, l’exposition 'Sneacatacombes', au café-littéraire le Sous-marin, sous le thème 'L’Égypte antique et le règne des pharaons', une période historique prolifique dont s’est inspiré l’artiste pour élaborer ses œuvres, avec différents supports et techniques qui sont présentés au public." -- Press report: "documenta 2017: Auf dem Königsplatz entsteht ein 16 Meter hoher Obelisk" URL "Auf der Nordhälfte des Königsplatzes beginnen voraussichtlich noch in dieser Woche Bauarbeiten für ein weithin sichtbares Erkennungszeichen des kommenden documenta-Sommers. 'Es handelt sich um ein etwa 16 Meter hohes Objekt in Form eines Obelisken, das als künstlerische Arbeit für die documenta 14 auf dem Königsplatz aufgestellt und auch dort gestaltet wird', bestätigte documenta-Pressesprecherin Maxie Fischer auf Anfrage der HNA. (..)" Another press report: URL Video report: "Ein Obelisk für die Kasseler documenta" URL -- Press report: "The Wrath Of The Pharaohs: Revisiting 'Mummies Alive!'" URL "The 1997 cartoon Mummies Alive! may not be a show that many of you are aware of — it ran for only one season. What we got was 42 episodes of pure '90s craziness; that exclamation mark is there for good reason. (..)" -- Press report: “Miss Kitty Lord and Her Egyptian Tours: A Burlesque Artist in Cairo, 1908-1912” URL "Our current exhibit, “Miss Kitty Lord and Her Egyptian Tours” can now be viewed online! (..) Kitty Lord’s postcards offer a unique micro-history of Egypt during this period. (..)" --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Some more English press reports about the identity of the recently found colossus in Heliopolis: URL "(..) Mr el-Anani, speaking at the famed Egyptian museum in the heart of Cairo, said they were lucky to spot an inscription of one of Psamtek's five names on the statue. (..) "We were lucky to find the second title — the Nepti [nbty] title — drawnwith a vulture and a cobra, followed by the name Neb Aa [nb-a]. (..) The only pharaoh who was referred to as Neb Aa was the Pharaoh Psamtek I from the 26th Dynasty (..)". With video (nót showing the inscription). URL "(..) The minister explains that the torso’s back-pillar has preserved one of the five names of king Psammetich I. (..)" URL "(..) “There is a strong possibility that the colossus is of Psammetick I,” El-Enany told reporters, adding that there was a small possibility that the statue had originally been made for Ramses II but reused by Psammetick. “Further studies of the hieroglyphs on the back of the torso will reveal more,” El-Enany told Al-Ahram Weekly, adding that “if the statue was originally carved for Psammetick I it would be very important as it would show how ancient Egyptian artisans had succeeded in revitalising sculpture in the Late Period.” “It would also be the largest colossus of the Late Period ever found in Egypt,” he said. (..)" [Next two items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Some more German press reports about the identity of the recently found colossus in Heliopolis: -- Press release of the Universität Leipzig: "Kairoer Kolossalstatue stellt Pharao Psammetich I. dar" URL "Bei der vor einer Woche in Kairo entdeckten Kolossalstatue handelt es sich um den berühmten Pharao Psammetich I. (664 v. Chr. bis 610 v. Chr.). Das habe die wissenschaftliche Untersuchung des Sensationsfundes zweifelsfrei ergeben, sagte Dr. Dietrich Raue, Kustos des Ägyptischen Museums - Georg Steindorff - der Universität Leipzig am Freitag in Kairo. (...) 'Wir haben auf der Rückseite der Statue vier Zeichen entdeckt. Sie bedeuten 'Herr des Armes'. Das ist der Inbegriff von Tatkraft und der Name, der ausschließlich für Psammetich I. verwendet wurde', erklärt der Ägyptologe, der einer der Leiter des deutsch-ägyptischen Grabungsteams ist. (..) Der Koloss (..) befindet sich jetzt im Garten des Ägyptischen Museums von Kairo. (..)" -- German press reports: URL "(...) Bislang seien von Psammetich I. nur Abbildungen, aber keine Statuen bekannt gewesen. Der Fund spiegele auch die ägyptische Renaissance wider, die es unter dem Pharao gegeben habe, sagte Raue. Vom ersten Moment sei allen Beteiligten klar gewesen, wie bedeutend der Fund ist." URL "(..) Demnach sei auf der Statue 'Nebaa' zu lesen und Psammetich I. sei der einzige Pharao gewesen, der diesen Namen getragen habe. (..)" Includes a large slideshow (21 photographs). * Press report: "Sinergia tra Torino e Catania: Mohamed Kenawi ci spiega le opportunità" URL "Il 30 gennaio 2017 veniva ufficializzata la sinergia tra il Museo Egizio di Torino e Catania. (...) la nostra curiosità ci ha spinti a fare alcune domande a Mohamed Kenawi, docente di Egittologia all’Università di Catania, il quale con molta disponibilità ci ha spiegato le conseguenze di questa sinergia. (..)" Interview with Egyptologist Mohamed Kenawi. --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entries at the blog of the 2016 season of the Project AcrossBorders at Sai Island in Upper Nubia: URL -- "Highlights of the 2017 season: the New Kingdom town" (March 22) -- "Highlights of the 2017 season: Tomb 26" (March 21) -- "Khartoum – Munich – Vienna" (March 20) * New entry at the blog / Dig Diary of the Leiden-Turin Mission at Saqqara: -- "Digging diary, week 1: 13 - 17 March 2017" URL * New entry at the blog / Dig Diary of the 2017 campaign of the Dayr al-Barsha Project: -- "Student Diary: Week 1" (March 20) URL [Next three items submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * New entries at the Dig Diary / blog (tumblr) of the Brooklyn Museum’s mission to the temple precinct of the goddess Mut (Luxor): URL -- "Dig Diary, March 16, 2017" URL -- "Dig Diary, March 10, 2017" URL -- "Dig Diary, March 3, 2017" URL * New entries at the blog (tumblr) of Brooklyn Museum: -- ["Right Eye from an Anthropoid Coffin"] (March 21) URL Object page: URL -- ["March 26 Talk"] URL * New entry at the blog of the British Museum: -- "Giving a voice to ancient Egyptian poetry" (March 15) URL * New entry at the blog of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology: -- "Artifact Investigation" (March 21) [researching a ceramic bowl from Karanis] URL * New entry at the Retrograde Photography blog of Julia Thorne MA: -- "Update from the Garstang: some glass-free photography (March 20) URL * New entry at the blog of Archaeopress: -- "Metal Tools of the Pyramid Builders and other Craftsmen in the Old Kingdom" (by Martin Odler) (March 17) URL +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * Meike Becker, Anke Blöbaum, Angelika Lohwasser (eds.), "Prayer and Power". Proceedings of the Conference on the God’s Wives of Amun in Egypt during the First Millennium BC. Ägypten und Altes Testament 84. Ugarit Verlag, 2016. 255 pp. ISBN 978-3-86835-218-4. € 94,00 / $ 105,00. TOC at URL "(..) The conference “Prayer and Power. The God’s Wives of Amun during the First Millennium BC”, which took place on June 25th–27th 2015 in Münster focused on the development of the institution of the God’s Wife, the investigation of the entanglement of the religious and political aspects, the underlying concept of feminity and the cultural background of the God’s Wives. (..)" [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Marc Erwin Babej, Yesterday – Tomorrow. A Work in Aspective Realism, Kehrer Verlag, 2017 [available in April, 2017]. Hardcover, 220 pp., b/w ills. German and English text. ISBN: 978-3-86828-793-6, price: EUR 39.90 URL "Die jüngste Arbeit des deutsch-amerikanischen Fotokünstlers Marc Erwin Babej nimmt die komplexe Bildsprache des antiken Ägypten auf und aktualisiert sie in fotorealistischen Medien. Dabei adaptiert er die wohl auffälligste Besonderheit ägyptischer Kunst: die gleichzeitige Darstellung des menschlichen Körpers aus verschiedenen Perspektiven wie Frontal- und Seitenansicht. Unter anderem durch diese 'aspektivische' Darstellung übersetzt er die auf Zeitlosigkeit angelegte ägyptische Kunst in die Gegenwart. Der Kunststil wird von Babej und dem Team als _aspektivischer Realismus_ bezeichnet. Eine eigene App macht dem Leser des Katalogs zusätzliche Inhalte sichtbar und ermöglicht eine dreidimensionale Augmented Reality Darstellung dieses einzigartigen Projekts." -- Press information: 3 pp. - pdf-file (0.5 MB) URL -- [The theory of the "aspective" view in Ancient Egyptian art was developed by Emma Brunner-Traut, Frühformen des Erkennens am Beispiel Altägyptens, Darmstadt, 1990 in the chapter "Kunst"; see also her entry "Aspektive" in: LÄ I, 474-488. It was cricitized by Boris V. Rauschenbach, Ancient Egyptian Representation of Space and Spatiality, GM 155, pp. 77-86 (1996), who characterized Ancient Egyptian art as: "use of orthogonal projection, conventional methods of depictions and symbolic imagery". A more elaborate discussion can be found in chapter I of "Prostranstvennye postroeniya v zhivopisi (Spatial composition in paintings), Moscow, 1980. MT] --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- * Julien Cooper, Toponymy on the periphery: placenames of the Eastern Desert, Red Sea, and South Sinai in Egyptian documents from the Early Dynastic until the end of the New Kingdom. PhD thesis, Macquarie University, 2015 URL * Anna-Latifa Mourad, Rise of the Hyksos: Egypt and the Levant from the Middle Kingdom to the early Second Intermediate Period. PhD thesis, Macquarie University, 2014 URL --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- [Submitted by Guillaume Charloux] * Guillaume Charloux and Christophe Thiers, "The early temple of Ptah at Karnak", Egyptian Archaeology 50, 2017, p. 11-15 URL [Submitted by Tom Stableford] * Addition to the web page 'Translation of Georg Möller's works on Hieratic': -- "Stories from Papyrus Westcar. Section A" URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * BMCR book review of: Ghislaine Widmer, Résurrection d’Osiris - naissance d’Horus: les papyrus Berlin P. 6750 et Berlin P. 8765, témoignages de la persistance de la tradition sacerdotale dans le Fayoum à l’époque romaine. Ägyptische und Orientalische Papyri und Handschriften des Ägyptischen Museums und Papyrussammlung Berlin, 3. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2015. Pp. xii, 462. ISBN 9783110425093. $210.00. URL +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list.] * (&) The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is lkooking for an Editor who will assist in all aspects of publication for the Museum. This includes the development, editing and layout of exhibition and educational materials, publications and archaeological fieldwork reports. (..) Application deadline: 1 March 2017. URL * (&) Celebrating 80 years of French-Polish cooperation in archaeology, the Institut français d'archéologie orientale (IFAO) and the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, Research Center in Cairo (RC PCMA) invite applications for a 15-months Post-Doctoral Fellowship, starting 1st October 2017 until 31 December 2018. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize an international two-day Seminar/Workshop on a subject in relation with Ancient and Medieval Northeastern Africa. (...) Deadline for applications is 31 March 2017. URL URL * (&) The University of Birmingham, School of History and Cultures, Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Egyptology (expected start date: September 2017). (..) Deadline for applications: 27 March 2017. URL * (&) The Griffith Institute, University of Oxford invites applications for the post of Managing Editor - Topographical Bibliography and Online Egyptological Bibliography. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Egyptology or a closely related field, combined with research-level knowledge of Egyptology, including ancient Egyptian language and archaeology. This is a fixed-term contract for 3 years. Closing Date: 3rd March 2017 URL * (&) The British Museum, Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, is looking for a Project Curator: Egyptian Touring Exhibitions. (..) The successful candidate will be educated to postgraduate degree level with an MA in Egyptology or a related subject. (..) Closing date: 31 January 2017. URL * (&) UCL Culture invite applications for the post of Curator of the Petrie Museum. (..) The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience, as well as extensive experience of curating archaeological collections in a museum environment. (...) Closing date: 26 February 2017. URL * (&) The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University invites applications to fill a postdoctoral research position in Egyptology. The field of specialization is open, but a background in archaeology and/or art history is desirable. The appointment is for one year, beginning on July 1, 2017. (..) Apply: URL Completed applications must be received by February 1, 2017. (#) * (&) The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, will appoint two post-doctoral scholars for 2017-2018 in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies, or Ancient Near Eastern Cultures [incl. Egyptology]. (..) The fellowship period will begin October 1, 2017, and is for a period of one academic year. (..) Last date for acceptance of material: March 2, 2017. (#) * (&) The San Antonio Museum of Art will sponsor a post-doctoral research fellowship in the history of art and material culture, awarded for the two-year period beginning at a date TBD in 2017. The fellowship is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and offers a stipend of $48,000/year. While in residence in San Antonio, the Mellon fellow will have the opportunity for scholarly research, exhibition and publication in one of the San Antonio Museum of Art’s collecting areas. (...), including Egyptian Art (..). Applicants should submit their application by February 1, 2017 (..) URL * (&) The American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce the continuation of its program of Core Teaching Fellowships, intended for recent PhD graduates. Successful applicants will be appointed, for a three-year term, as Core Curriculum Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows with the rank of visiting assistant professor. (..) Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled. One or more Fellows will be appointed in fall 2017, depending on needs. Candidates in any of the following disciplines are welcome to apply: Anthropology; Arab and Islamic History; Archaeology; Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Economics; Egyptology; Geology; History and Philosophy of Science; Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics; Psychology; Sociology. (..) Info: URL ---GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) L’Institut français d’archéologie orientale (Ifao) du Caire lance son appel à projets scientifiques pour 2018. Il s’insère dans le cadre du quinquennal 2017-2021 et s’adresse à tout chercheur, français ou étranger, qui souhaite développer des recherches dans les domaines de compétence de l’Ifao, couvrant l’histoire de l’Égypte, de la Préhistoire àl’époque contemporaine. La date limite de soumission de projets est le 31 mai 2017. URL * (&) Bourses doctorales et postdoctorales attribuées par l’IFAO. (..) Les demandes doivent être déposées avant le 25 mai pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er janvier et le 30 juin et avant le 20 novembre pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er septembre et le 22 décembre. URL --AWARDS & CONTESTS-- * (&) Die Stiftung für Ägyptologie zur Erforschung der ägyptischen Rechtsgeschichte schreibt im Jahr 2016 erneut einen Wettbewerb aus. Ziel der Stiftung ist die Fortführung der Forschungsarbeit des Stifters Prof. Dr. Schafik Allam im Bereich der rechtshistorischen Forschung in der Ägyptologie. Schwerpunkt der Stiftungsförderung ist die Erforschung von Urkunden in ägyptischer Sprache und Schrift (Hieroglyphisch, Hieratisch, Kursivhieratisch, Demotisch und Koptisch). (..) Für ein schriftliches Werk wird dieses Jahr ein Preisgeld von 2.000,00 € ausgelobt. Teilnehmen kann, wer eine schriftliche Arbeit im oben erwähnten Forschungsbereich in deutscher, englischer oder französischer Sprache verfasst hat und nicht über eine unbefristete Anstellung im Fachbereich Ägyptologie oder einem entsprechenden Institut verfügt. Angenommen werden Dissertationen, Magisterarbeiten, Masterarbeiten und Aufsätze. Eine Publikation ist nicht Voraussetzung. Einreichungsfrist ist der 31.06.2017. Später eingereichte Arbeiten bleiben unberücksichtigt. Die Veröffentlichung darf bei Einreichung nicht älter als ein Jahr sein. Unveröffentlichte Arbeiten unterliegen nicht dieser Frist. Bewerber schicken die Arbeiten bitte per pdf an: email (#) --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) The University of Manchester is offering a free online course "Warfare and Weapons in Ancient Egypt", April 17 - May 15, 2017, led by Egyptologist Dr Nicky Nielsen. URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration society (EES) is pleased to announce the following course: Museum Education (Reality and Hope), 4th - 25th March 2017, EES Cairo Office URL * (&) Bristol Kemet Klub is organising a six week course on Monday evenings, 7:30-9pm: "In the Age of the Pyramids: Egypt during the Old Kingdom", with Lucia Gahlin dates: February 27th, March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and April 3rd, 2017 place: Bristol Grammar School costs: £59.18 info: email * (&) Mercia Egyptology Society announce this term's course: Amarna - City of Akhetaten and Nefertiti, starting next week at Coventry, U.K. URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society announces the following courses "Museums Management and Operation" 5-26 November 2016, EES Cairo Office URL * (&) A 16 week Intensive Advanced Middle Egyptian Grammar course will be held at the Oriental Institute, Chicago, beginning in January 2017. It's a hybrid course and can be taken onsite, online, or a combination of both. Registration Deadline: January 2, 2017. URL * (&) An online Archaeoastronomy course is now avaliable. To access the lessons (the course is free of charge) please visit URL More info and a few videos, including Egypt, can be found at the facebook page: URL * (&) Curso de Egiptología 2016-2017 de la Asociación Española de Egiptología: “Creencias y sabiduría en el Antiguo Egipto” Museo de San Isidro-Los Orígenes de Madrid. Plaza de San Andrés, nº 2, Madrid Viernes, del 7 de octubre de 2016 a 21 de abril de 2017, 19 h. Colaboran: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Museo de San Isidro-Los Orígenes de Madrid y el Templo de Debod URL * (&) Giulio Magli would like to inform you that on the "Open Knowledge" platform of the Politecnico of Milan the MOOC (massive open online course) entitled "Archaeoastronomy: the science of stars and stones" is now avaliable. The course is and will always be 100% free of charge and the lessons are avaliable at any time. It is based on "weeks" made up of short lessons (less than 10 minutes each). The level is undergraduate. Of course Egypt has a key role and an entire "week" is devoted to it. I hope that you will find it useful for your teaching acitivities and that it may contribute to spread a correct approach to this discipline in the general public. To see the promo and access the course: URL * (&) "BLUE: a symposium exploring aspects of life in ancient Egypt" URL Egypt seen through the theme of the colour blue. A selection of 12 lectures presented in a symposium style, by Dr Joyce Tyldesley, Dr Steven Snape, Prof. Paul Nicholson, Dr Glenn Godenho, and Dr Campbell Price. FREE - 3 hour videos. * (&) HieroEducation - offering online Egyptology courses: URL "(..) We’re offering an Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs to begin with, and will be expanding our portfolio of courses from there. (..) The courses are entirely online, and are based around live classes where you can discuss what you’ve learned with your course tutor, and video lectures and other teaching materials (downloadable resources, quizzes and challenges and more) which you can access anytime you like. (..)" Tutor: Dr Joanna Kyffin * (&) A series of free, on-line classes in Egyptology are being offered by U. Manchester: URL --TRIPS & TOURS-- [Only tours organized by non-profit Egyptological organisations (notably if the proceeds go to public education or site excavation/conservation) will be listed here.] * TBA --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * TBA +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- Phoenix, March 25, 2017, 04:15-05:00 "Der Knochenjäger: Der Arzt des Pharao" -- Phoenix, March 25, 2017, 05:00-05:45 "Der Knochenjäger: Gewalt am Nil" -- ZDFneo, March 25, 2017, 10:35-11:20 "Aufgedeckt: Geheimnisse des Altertums. Die Büste der Nofretete" -- ZDFneo, March 25, 2017, 11:20-12:05 "Aufgedeckt: Geheimnisse des Altertums. Die Cheops-Pyramide" -- ZDFinfo, March 26, 2017, 21:40-22:25 "Die Akte Tutanchamun: Der Tod des Pharao" -- ZDFinfo, March 26, 2017, 22:25-23:10 "Die Akte Tutanchamun: Die Schätze des Pharao" -- ZDFinfo, March 26, 2017, 23:10-23:55 "Das Geheimnis der Mumie - Der verschollene König" -- ZDFinfo, March 26, 2017, 23:55-00:35 "Rätselhafte Tote - Der ermordete Pharao" [Seqenenre] -- ZDFinfo, March 27, 2017, 01:20-02:05 "Die vergessenen Pharaonen - Ägyptens schwarze Könige" -- ZDFinfo, March 30, 2017, 08:00-08:45 "Das Geheimnis der großen Pharaonen" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --SOFTWARE & APPS-- * TBA --ONLINE VIDEO & AUDIO-- * Video [1h 4m] of a lecture at the Albright Institute: -- Jirí Janák, "Wooden Book of the Dead and Mummification Manual: Two exceptional finds of the Czech Egyptological Mission to Abusir" URL [Submitted by Ingrid van Sprakelaar] * Podcast: "The Life of Sinuhe" URL Read by Barbara Ewing. Translated by Richard Bruce Parkinson. This recording is part of The Tale of Sinuhe: A Reader’s Commentary (for the British Museum and Oxford University Ramesseum Papyri Project). * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --MUSIC & THEATRE-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Rückkehr der Nofretete" URL "Nicht nur in Ägypten finden Ausgrabungen statt. Nach über 80 Jahren Schönheitsschlaf lässt die Musikalische Komödie Leipzig Prinzessin Nofretete wieder auferstehen. Eine Operette, die seit der Uraufführung nicht mehr gespielt worden ist. (...) Lilli Wunscher verkörpert die Hauptrolle Prinzessin Nofretete in der gleichnamigen Operette von Nico Dostal. Das Stück feiert am 25. März Premiere, sorgte aber bisher schon für jede Menge Aufregung. Und das nicht ohne Grund, meint Operndirektorin Franziska Severin. Sie ist die Regisseurin des Stücks Prinzessin Nofretete. 'Das Besondere für uns ist eigentlich, dass wir es ausgraben. Es wird die erste Aufführung seit der Uraufführung 1936 sein und während des Probenprozesses können wir alle gar nicht glauben, dass das Stück so lange verschwunden war.'" Includes the original audio report [5:07 mins.] -- Audio report: "Nico Dostal 'Prinzessin Nofretete'" [18:30 mins.] URL Highlights of the operetta. -- Video report: "»Prinzessin Nofretete« Erste Probeneinblicke/ Oper Leipzig" [3:09 mins.] URL "In unserem Video der Woche werfen wir heute einen Blick auf die Proben zur bevorstehenden Premiere von »PRINZESSIN NOFRETETE«, die nach der Uraufführung 1936 nun erst zum zweiten Mal inszeniert." -- Website of the Oper Leipzig with program: URL [Next three items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Finding A Few Bright Spots in an Otherwise Careless Production of Antony and Cleopatra" URL "THE BASICS: CLEOPATRA, a comedy by Charles Busch, presented by Buffalo United Artists, (..) opened March 17 and runs through April 8, Buffalo, NY (..)" * Press report: "In 'Antony and Cleopatra,' Michael Dorn boldly goeth to Shakespeare's Egypt" URL "Michael Dorn, best known as Worf from the "Star Trek" TV series and films, will star as Marc Antony in Orlando Shakespeare Theater's "Antony and Cleopatra" (...)" Orlando, FL, March 31- April 30 +++ (VIII) WEBSITES [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * "Artheon VR Museum" URL "Explore the collection of Fine Arts in Virtual Reality (...) Inside Artheon VR Museum you can pick artworks from the wall for a closer examination to view it in highest detail. Create your favorites list and customize your Personal Exhibition Hall to impress your friends. Thanks to The Metropolitan Museum of Art new Open Access Policy Artheon VR Museum collection now includes thousands of Creative Commons 0 attributed high resolution images." -- Trailer: "Artheon Virtual Reality Museum preview" [3:30 mins.] URL -- German press report: "Mit 'Artheon' kuratiert man sein eigenes Kunstmuseum" URL "Artheon ermöglicht dem Nutzer, Dinge zu tun, die in der Realität unmöglich sind. Zum Beispiel die 3300 Jahre alte Büste der Nofretete oder Leonardo da Vincis Mona Lisa in die Hand zu nehmen und aus unmittelbarer Nähe zu betrachten. (...) Nach einem ersten Video zu urteilen, kann die Datenbank auf über 486.000 Kunstwerke zugreifen. Diese stammen unter anderem vom Metropolitan Museum of Arts, dem Rijksmuseum Amsterdam und dem British Museum." ++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- a) American Research Center in Egypt * 68th Annual Meeting of ARCE Abstracts are invited before January 6, 2017. date: April 21-23, 2017 place: Intercontinental at the Plaza Hotel, Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Mo. info: Call for Papers at URL b) ARCE/New York Chapter * TBA Organized by ARCE/NY in co-sponsorship with New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU). Reception to follow Lecture. date: ..., 2016, 6:00 p.m. place: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU) 15 East 84th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues) New York, New York costs: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at URL * TBA Organized by ARCE/NY in co-sponsorship with the Egyptological Seminar Of New York (ESNY). date: ..., 2016; 6:30 p.m. place: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Studio, Uris Center, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY costs: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at email * TBA date: ..., 2016; 6:00 p.m. place: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, 23rd Floor Reception (Entrance to 7 Times Square is on Broadway at 42nd Street (next to The Loft). Photo ID is required to enter the building. You will then proceed to the 5th floor Sky Lobby and take the second elevator bank to the 23rd floor reception). costs: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at email info: URL * TBA date: ..., 2016; 6:00 p.m. place: Unitarian Church of All Souls (Sanctuary) 1157 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10075 (URL) costs: free to the public; advanced R.S.V.P. required at email c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2016; 7:30 p.m. place: Room 238, Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon costs: free and open to the public info: mailto d) - e) - f) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date: ...., 2016; 1pm - 5pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeoolgy and Anthropology, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA costs: $18 for the general public, $13 for museum members, $8 for ARCE-PA members and students info: URL g) - h) - i) - j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2017; 3:00 PM place: Room 20, Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley costs: no charge, but donations are very welcome. info: email URL k) - l) - m) - n) ARCE/New England Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2016; 6:00 PM place: Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Building, Room 224, 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 info: email --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: .., 2016; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2016; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2016; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date: ..., 2014; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2016; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2014; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: email URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) - b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * "Missed and underrated criteria for authenticating Egyptian sculptures", by Marcel Marée date: Friday 28 April 2017; 6.30pm place: G6 Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, WC1 costs: free; occasional guests welcome info: email * "Rethinking the Egyptian Afterlife: Early Bronze Age Burials from Tarkhan - Kafr Ammar", by Tian Tian date: Friday 12 May 2017; 6.30pm place: G6 Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, WC1 costs: free; occasional guests welcome info: email c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * TBA date: ..... 2017; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm place: EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London WC1N 2PG costs: members GBP 10 (students GBP 5), non-members GBP 12 (students GBP 6) info: URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * TBA date: .. 2016; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 * TBA date: ... 2016; 18:00 place: Priory Road Lecture Theatre, 12 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU costs: free for members, £2.00 for non-members. info: URL e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ... 2016; 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm start place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: members £3.00, non-members £6.00 info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Swansea University * "The 'Mummy Pits' of Ancient Egypt: The Long-Kept Secret of Early Travellers", by Tess Baber date: Wednesday 22nd March 2017; 7 pm place: Fulton House 2 Lecture Theatre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP cost: free for members, £3.00 non-members info: phone 01792 295960 g) Manchester Egyptology Society * TBA date: .. 2016; 7.45 pm place: Pendulum Hotel, Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB info: URL h) - i) Kemet Klub * Day School: "Hatshepsut: A trio of lectures" "Portrait of a Female Pharaoh: Hatshepsut", by Lucia Gahlin "The Ceiling of Senenmut: One of the mysteries of Queen Hatshepsut's reign", by Dr Bernadette Brady "The eternal homes of Hatshepsut and Senenmut", by Dr Aidan Dodson date: Saturday 18th February 2017; 10am - 4pm place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR costs: £34 info: booking with email j) TBA * 1st International Conference on Birds in Ancient Egypt date: postponed [was: 3 - 6 April 2017] place: TBA, Swansea info: email k) The British Association of Near Eastern Archaeologists URL * BANEA Conference 2017: "Grand Challenges and Blue Skies in the Study of the Ancient Near East" Deadline for sessions/workshops propolas is 15 September 2016; deadline for individual paper abstracts is 31 October 2016. date: 4-6 January 2017 place: University of Glasgow info: URL info: email l) UCL Institute of Archaeology 'World Archaeology Research Group' * "The Wonderful Things of Punt: excavations at the 12th Dynasty harbour of Saww, modern Mersa / Wadi Gawasis", by Prof. Kathryn Bard date: Thursday 2 March 2017; 5pm place: G6 Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: all welcome, but seating is limited info: URL m) - n) Essex Egyptology Group URL * Annual Study Day: "The Valley of the Kings - Mummies and Gods" Speakers: Dylan Bickerstaffe and Peter Robinson Topics: Discovery of the royal tombs and mummies; Reading a royal tomb: a guide of the images in the Valley of the Kings; Crossing the night: discovering "what is in the Afterlife"; The Valley of the Kings in the Amarna Period. date: Saturday 8th April 2017 place: Sprint Lodge Community Centre, Witham, Essex info: further details and booking at email o) - p) Christ’s College, University of Cambridge * Symposium: "Egyptology and Anthropology: Historiography, theoretical exchange, and conceptual development" Abstracts are invited before April 1, 2017. date: July 25-26 2017. place: the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and Christ's College, University of Cambridge info: URL q) Egyptian Society Taunton * TBA date: ...2016; doors open at 1.30 pm for 2 pm start place: The Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4EP, UK costs: members £6, non-members £7.50 info: URL * TBA date: ... 2016; doors open at 1.30 pm for 2 pm start place: The Old School Room, Castle House in the Museum of Somerset complex, TA1 4AA costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £7.50 info: URL r) West Midlands Egyptology Society (WMES) * TBA date: ... 2016; 6.45 pm (doors open 6.00pm) place: Perry Beeches II: The Free School, 156 Newhall St, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1SJ costs: £3.50 (£2.50 students) info: URL s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ... 2017; 12:45pm place: Room 301, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ costs: £5 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2017; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £5 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2015; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £5 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society URL * "The 'Mummy Pits' of Ancient Egypt", by Tessa Baber Note this is an Amendment to the advertised programme. date: Saturday 25th March 2017; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ costs: open to non-members (£3 donation) info: URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) info: URL * TBA date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JBA costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) * TBA. date: ... 2015; 2.00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZAGM costs: free to members; visitors: £3.00 (donation) u) Birmingham Egyptology * 4th Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Digging into Ancient Egypt" Abstracts of papers are invited before 28th November 2016. date: Friday 17th February 2017 place: University of Birmingham, UK info: email info: URL v) The Department of Archaeology, Anthropology and Forensic Sciences Bournemouth University Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB * Conference: "Contextualising the Dead" date: 16-18 December 2016 A cross disciplinary conference examining the role of the dead in society (past and present). The conference is targetted towards researchers whom are working on mortuary practices, beliefs and associated remains, monumentality and landscapes to facilitate wider scholarly debate on their work. Specialities encompassed, but not limited to, are human evolution, landscape archaeology, field archaeology, bioarchaeology, sociology, ethnology, ethnohistory and history. The deadline for submission of session proposals is the 1st May 2016. info: URL w) - x) Durham University * Sudan Studies Postgraduate Conference Interdisciplinary conference for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers with a focus on Sudan and South Sudan (ancient and modern). Abstracts of papers are invited before 31st January 2017. date: Saturday, 13th May 2017 place: Dawson Building, Department of Archaeology, Durham University info: email --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 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 * Symposium: "De vrouw in het oude Egypte" Op dit symposium worden de koninginnen bekeken in de bredere context van de positie van de vrouw in het oude Egypte. date: 6 March 2017; 12.30 - 17.00 uur info: URL e) Mehen URL * TBA f) Historisch Nieuwsblad * Study Day: "Collegedag over het Oude Egypte" Speakers: Maarten Raven, Ben Haring, Huub Pragt date: 16 January 2017; 9:30 - 17:00 place: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden costs: EUR 69 (subscribers HN) / EUR 89 (non-subscribers) info: URL --GERMANY-- a) - b) - c) Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14, D-37073 Göttingen * 49. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz (SÄK) 2017: "Steininschrift und Bibelwort' - Religiöse Texte aus Ägypten in ihrem kulturellen Umfeld" date: 14-16 July 2017 info: URL info: email --VATICAN CITY-- a) The Egyptian Department and the Diagnostic Laboratory for Conservation and Restoration of the Musei Vaticani * Second Vatican Coffin Conference date: 6-9 June 2017 place: Musei Vaticani costs: EUR 100; registration before 10 February 2017. info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL info: 2nd Call for Papers at URL URL Note: deadline for registration (originally 10 February 2017) has been postponed until 1 March 2017. --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * TBA b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * 5th Delta Survey Workshop Abstracts of papers invited before 1st December 2016. date: Thursday 6th and Friday 7th April 2017 place: Bibliotheca Alexandrina. info: email info: URL c) l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire * TBA date: ... 2015; 18h00 info: URL d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2016; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) The t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology * TBA date: ... 2016; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * TBA date: ..., 2016; 6:30 pm place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, Ministry of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek costs: free and open to all info: email g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 6 p.m. info: RSVP at email h) Writing and Scripts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina 21526 El Chatby, Alexandria * TBA date: ... 2016; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2016; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email j) Graduate Annual Research Discussions on Egypt and Nubia (GARDEN) * Conference: GARDEN IV Young researchers (MA and beginning to mid-completion PhD students) are invited to submit abstracts of papers before January 15th, 2017. date: February 25th, 2017 place: German Archaeological Institute in Cairo info: email k) Science of Ancient Egyptian Materials and Techologies (SAEMT) * First International Conference on the Science of Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technologies Deadline for abstracts of papers is 15 January 2017 [was: 20 November 2016]. date: 4-6 November 2017 place: El Manial Palace, Cairo info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL l) - m) Research Centre in Cairo Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw 11 Mahalla st., Cairo –Heliopolis, Egypt * "New lights on Nubian ecclesiastical topography. Three forgotten lists of bishoprics (Coptic, Arabic and Copto- Arabic)", by Dr. Robin Seignobos date: Tuesday, 14th of February 2017; 6 p.m. place: Research Centre in Cairo, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW, 11 Mahalla St., Cairo - Heliopolis info: email --ITALY-- a) L'Università degli Studi di Milano Dipartimento di Studi letterari, filologici e linguistici * "7th Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology Conference" Deadline for abstracts submission is February 28, 2017. date: July 3-7 [was: May 8-12], 2017 place: Università degli Studi di Milano, Sala Napoleonica, Via S. Antonio, 12, Milano 20122 info: email b) World Congress on Mummy Studies * The 10th World Congress on Mummy Studies date: TBA, 2020 place: TBA, Bolzano, Italy info: source - URL c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2016; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) Current Research in Egyptology * CRE 2017 Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 [was: 2] December 2016. date: 3-6th May 2017 place: Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale", Palazzo du Mesnil, Napoli info: first Call for Papers at URL info: URL info: email info: programme [PDF] at URL e) University of Pisa * "Use concepts of the mid-18th dynasty Kings’ Valley: social and topographical questions", by Prof. Susanne Bickel date: 16 March 2017; 12.00 am place: Aula Barone (BAR FIL), Palazzo Carità, University of Pisa, Via Pasquale Paoli 9 - 56126 Pisa info: URL info: email * "Organizzazione e gestione della manodopera temporanea durante il Medio Regno", by Dr. Micol Di Teodoro date: 21 March 2017; 12.00 am place: Aula CAR 1, Palazzo Carità, University of Pisa, Via Pasquale Paoli 9 – 56126 Pisa info: URL info: email * "Quando sorge il sole: architettura, religione e politica nell’Egitto della V dinastia", by Dr. Massimiliano Nuzzolo date: 24 March 2017; 12.00 am place: Aula CAR 1, Palazzo Carità, University of Pisa, Via Pasquale Paoli 9 – 56126 Pisa info: URL info: email --FRANCE-- a) - --PORTUGAL-- a) - b) Universidade Nova de Lisboa * VIIIth European Conference of Egyptologists (CECE 8): "Egypt 2017: Perspectives of Research" date: June 26, 2017 - July 1, 2017 place: Lisbon info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL and URL info: the registration for CECE 8 is now open; to register, please contact email; for fees until April 1st, see: URL --BELGIUM-- a) - --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA b) Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba Doctor Esquerdo, 16 - 6º derecha, Madrid 28028 * TBA date: ..., 2014; 19:00 place: Instituto Egipcio. c/ Francisco de Asís Méndez Casariego, 1 (A la altura del Pso. habana, 40), Madrid costs: free, but reservation is advisable info: URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (in association with Macquarie University, the Australian Centre for Egyptology and the Rundle Foundation) * "Secrets of the Sand Symposium: Mummies, tombs and funerary culture in ancient Egypt" Speakers: Dr Nigel Strudwick, Dr Helen Strudwick, Prof. Naguib Kanawati, Prof. Boyo Ockinga, Dr Jana Jones, Dr Ronika Power. date: Saturday 25 March, 2017; 10am–5pm place: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo NSW 2007 costs: $50 info: URL --DENMARK-- a) - --SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ...; 18:30 place: Hörsaal KO2 F 150, Universität Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich costs: open for members, students, and the general public. info: email --GREECE-- a) Hellenic Institute of Egyptology * Conference: "Environment & Religion in Ancient & Coptic Egypt: Sensing the Cosmos through the Eyes of the Divine" Egyptological conference held in memoriam of Prof. Dr Mosalam Shaltout (1946-2015). Abstracts of papers are invited before the end of April 2016. date: 1-3 February 2017 place: The People’s University of Athens, Athens, Greece info: The final form of the 1st Circular may be found at URL info: email --AUSTRIA-- a) Universität Wien * "Origins 6: Sixth International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt" Deadline for abstracts of papers is 28th of February 2016. date: 10-15 September 2017 place: Vienna info: URL info: 2nd Call for Papers at URL info: email info: the preliminary programme is now [in PDF] available at URL Poster presentations [PDF]: URL --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA --BRAZIL-- a) - --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts Czech Institute of Egyptology Celetná 20, CZ-110 00 Prague 1 tel.: +420 224491394, fax: +420 224491628 URL * Conference: "XI. Tempeltagung - The Discourse between Tomb and Temple" date: May 24 – 27, 2017 info: the preliminary programme and abstracts are now available at URL b) National Museum – Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures Betlémské námestí 1, CZ-11000 Prague 1 * TBA --POLAND-- a) - b) Department of Egyptology, University of Warsaw * Conference: "Sign and Symbol in Comparative Perspective" Abstract deadline is 28th of February 2017. date: 19 – 21 June 2017 info: URL --PERU-- a) - --SOUTH AFRICA-- a) The Egyptian Society of South Africa URL * TBA date: ... 2016; 19h30 place: St George's Grammar School in Mowbray info: email +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) Imagination Station 1 Discovery Way, Toledo, OH 43604 URL * “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” date: February 2018 - April 2018 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Franklin Institute Science Museum (January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016). info: source - URL b) - c) Cranbrook Institute of Science? 39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801 URL * “Tutankhamun: Wonderful things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” date: February 3, 2017 - September 3, 2017 Travelling exhibition that features 124 replicas of items from Tutankhamun's tomb. It has been at many North- American venues since 1996, most recently at the Science Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke (June 14, 2014 - January 4, 2015) and the Grey Roots Museum and Archive, Owen Sound, ON (May 7, 2016 - October 3, 2016). info: URL Exhibition catalogue available at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL With a video of a TV report. info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL d) The Harvard Semitic Museum 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 URL * “Recreating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres” date: February 11, 2016 - ongoing Centerpiece is a reproduction of Hetepheres' chair. info: URL With photo gallery and video. e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "A Woman's Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt" date: December 15, 2016 - long-term [was: till March 24, 2017] Exhibition with 25 ancient Egyptian artefacts that explore the differences between male and female access to the afterlife. info: URL info: press release [PDF] at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Egyptian medicine taught that an entombed woman faced a biological barrier to rebirth. The ancient Egyptians believed that in human reproduction it was The Man who created the fetus, and transferred it to the woman during intercourse. This ultimately made rebirth impossible for a woman alone. To overcome this perceived problem a priest ritually transformed a woman's mummy into a man long enough to create a fetus. The ritual for this transformation required representing a woman with red skin on her coffin--- the color normally assigned to a man. Furthermore, artisans inscribed the coffin with spells that addressed the woman in masculine pronouns for a priest to recite. The use of "male" color and strategically inflected language had the power to change her gender in the coffin. A woman later returned to her original female state and incubated herself for rebirth into the afterlife as a woman. (..)" URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The show demonstrates this concept with a coffin from the museum’s collection (around 1292-1190 BC), which portrays the deceased with male skin (conventionally red) on the coffin’s exterior—addressed by four gods using a masculine pronoun—and with female skin (conventionally yellow) on the mummy’s mask. Around 25 objects from the museum’s collection are on view, including pieces never before exhibited, like a collar with Atum, a male god who created the world all on his own. There is also a statuette of Atum holding his erect phallus in his hand, which is a feminine word in Egyptian. “This is the way [he created the world]—quite literally, masturbating,” Bleiberg says. Other objects, like two wooden statues, show that females are once again treated as women when they enter the afterlife, despite their portrayal with male attributes on their coffins. There are also statues of Osiris and Isis. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL f) Kelsey Museum of Archeology University of Michigan, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390. (The public entrance is on Maynard Street.) URL * “Excavating Archaeology at the University of Michigan, 1817-2017” date: October 18, 2017 – January 21, 2018 This exhibition will explore the history of archaeology and museums at the University of Michigan for the past 200 years and look forward to the future of archaeology and museums at Michigan in the coming century. The exhibition will rely on carefully chosen objects, archival documents and images, and other illustrative materials to examine moments in the history of the University of Michigan’s involvements in archaeology and the location of archaeology in the museum environment. info: URL g) The Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 URL * “Pyramids & Sphinxes” date: February 6, 2016 - May 24, 2016 Exhibition of 19th century images (paintings and photos) of ancient Egyptian monuments. info: URL info: English press report at URL With some 19th c. and 20th c. photos of monuments. * “Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt” date: March 13, 2016 - June 12, 2016 Exhibition of ancient Egyptian objects on loan from the British Museum, supplemented by key works from the Cleveland collection. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "The current exhibition encompasses 157 works that trace 3,000 year of ancient Egyptian history and culture. The show is an expanded version of a traveling exhibition organized by the British Museum that toured England and Scotland in 2011-13. (..)" With a photo gallery (24 artefacts). URL With a video of a TV report about the opening. info: English press report at URL With a video of a TV report (view of displays). URL "(..) It includes more than 150 artworks and objects, ranging from jewelry to monumental sculpture, from the British Museum, as well as masterworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection. (...)" Description of the 10 thematic sections. URL Picture gallery (24 photos). URL Picture gallery (39 photos). URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL With a photo of one of the objects on display: "Seated statue of Pharaoh Seti II" info: English press report at URL info: English blog report, with review, at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL "The Cleveland Museum of Art is extending its hours of operation June 7-June 12 to offer visitors additional times to view Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt.(..)" URL URL URL Photo gallery (25 pics). h) Grand Rapids Public Museum 272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 URL * "Egypt: Be Curious" date: March 21, 2015 - TBA The exhibition includes artifacts donated by Grand Rapids-area residents that were collected from Egypt, including a mummy (Nakhte-Bastet-Iru), jewellery, funerary masks and statuettes. info: English press report at URL URL URL "(..) The museum's exhibition includes recent reconstructions of Nakhte-Bastet-Iru's skull and face to show what the well-to-do Egyptian woman would have looked like prior to her death in 800 BCE. (..)" With an 8 image slideshow. info: English press report at URL i) Oriental Institute Museum 1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637 * "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" date: August 28, 2014 - April 24, 2016 [was: ongoing] A revised exhibit of the original show "Our Work: Modern Jobs - Ancient Origins" (August 20, 2013 - February 23, 2014), with photographic portraits, explores how cultural achievements of the ancient Middle East have created or contributed to much of modern life. info: URL j) Penn Museum 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 URL * “Magic in the Ancient World” date: April 16, 2016 – September 4 [was: April 30], 2017 Exhibition of objects associated with magical practices in ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, and Egypt, from the Penn Museum’s own collections. info: URL info: URL "(..) featuring 81 artifacts from the Penn Museum’s collections. The exhibition explores some of the magical objects, words and rituals used in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. (..)" Examples of artfecats are provided, namely the Tutu Stela, a wedjat eye, a Book of the Dead papyrus, canopic jars, shabtis, an ivory wand, and erotic plaques. info: English press report at URL About a special event on Saturday, November 12. k) Museum of Fine Arts Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 URL * “Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry” date: February 14, 2017 – August 19, 2018 Exhibition of about 70 objects (both ancient and revival) tracing the revival movement from the 19th to the 21st centuries. The exhibition focuses on four types: archaeological, Classical, Egyptian, and Renaissance. info: URL "(..) Highlights include a 1924 brooch, on loan from Cartier, paired with an Egyptian winged scarab (740–660 BC) with a similar design (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) [The exhibition] will feature 80 glittery pieces by Castellani, Tiffany & Co., Bulgari and Cartier, spanning from antiquity to today, and is meant to demonstrate that the revivalist narrative did not end in the early 20th century. (..) It relies mostly on the museum’s collection a well as 17 loans from private collections. (..) Despite the fact that jewelry from the 19th and early 20th centuries explored many different revival styles, the MFA exhibition focuses on four — archaeological (inspired by newly excavated art and artifacts), Renaissance, Egyptian and Classical. (..)" info: English press report at URL With a photo of a Cartier broach with winged scarab design. l) University Museum, San Francisco State University c/o Museum Studies Program, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 * Opening of the Global Museum (incl. reopening the Sutro Egyptian collection) date: Spring 2017 [was: Fall 2016; was: Spring 2016; was: Fall 2015] - ongoing info: URL URL info: press reports at URL "The Sutro Egyptian and Treganza collection will be moved as part of the University Museum’s relocation into the Fine Arts building next semester for specialized care and greater student accessibility. (..) The Museum Studies gallery is [currently] located on the fifth floor of the Humanities building which, according to Museum Studies Professor and Director Edward Luby, has been inaccessible to students and local families who want to visit the museum. (..)" URL "The University Museum’s plan to move two collections into the Fine Arts Building this spring have been postponed until fall 2015, allowing artifacts to be temporarily loaned to other museums and galleries until the grand opening. The Treganza and Sutro Egyptian collections were originally scheduled for a spring 2015 move into FA 203. (..) The Sutro Egyptian collection, which is currently housed in the fifth floor of the Humanities Building at the University Museum, has no plans to reopen before the move but a few items will be loaned to the San Francisco International Airport Museum (..)" info: online database of the Sutro Collection of Egyptian Antiquities that includes ca. 700 objects (incl. two intact mummies) - URL m) Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art Visual Arts Center California State University San Bernardino 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 * Re-opening of Ancient Egyptian galleries (now closed for renovations): "Journey to the Beyond: Ancient Egyptians in the Pursuit of Eternity" date: October 8, 2016 - ongoing OR July 31, 2017 info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL Here it is listed as a temporary exhibition instead of a permanent one. Idem in: URL URL n) Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, Texas 77030 URL * “Mummies of the World” date: September 24, 2016 – May 29, 2017 The travelling exhibition with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 95 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. It was at many venues in the USA, most recently the Leonardo, Salt Lake City (December 18, 2015 - March 6, 2016) and Bowers Museum, Santa Ana (March 19, 2016 - September 5, 2016). info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL o) Bowdoin College Museum of Art 9400 College Station, Brunswick ME 04011 URL * "AEGYPTUS: Egypt in the Greco-Roman World" date: February 2, 2017 - July 15, 2017 Exhibition about Egypt in the Greco-Roman period. info: URL info: English press report at URL With video about a 2nd c. Fayum Portrait. p) Texas Museum of Science and Technology 1220 Toro Grande Dr., Cedar Park TX, 78613 URL * “Tutankhamun: Wonderful things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” date: November 12, 2016 - TBA Travelling exhibition that features 124 (131) replicas of items from Tutankhamun's tomb. It has been at many North- American venues since 1996, most recently at Grey Roots Museum and Archive, Owen Sound, ON (May 7, 2016 - October 3, 2016). Will travel to the Cranbrook Institute of Science (February 3, 2017 - September 3, 2017). info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL q) The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, URL * “Late Antique Textiles and Modern Design” date: November 11, 2016 – October 1, 2017 The exhibition compares foliate patterns and roundels that are found on textiles from the Late Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic periods in Egypt to similar motifs in postcards by the Wiener Werkstätte and on garments designed by Mariano Fortuny (1871–1949). info: URL "(..) Created in Egypt between about 200 and 600, the textiles on view include a child’s dress; elements from a sleeve, tunic, blanket or cover,and others whose original use is not known. Variations of the scrolling vines and stylized motifs that adorn these textiles can be seen on works created nearly 1500 years later." r) Smithsonian's Freer | Sackler 1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: October 14, 2017 – January 15, 2018 The exhibition explores the role of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through nearly thirty different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - November 28, 2015), Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio (June 17, 2016 – September 11, 2016), the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (October 7, 2016 – January 8, 2017), and McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Knoxville, TN (February 4, 2017 – May 7, 2017). info: URL info: source - URL s) Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322 URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: February 10, 2018 – November 11, 2018 The exhibition explores the role of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through nearly thirty different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - November 28, 2015), Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio (June 17, 2016 – September 11, 2016), the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (October 7, 2016 – January 8, 2017), McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Knoxville, TN (February 4, 2017 – May 7, 2017), Smithsonian's Freer | Sackler, D.C. (October 14, 2017 – January 15, 2018). info: source - URL t) Museum of Contemporary Art 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 URL * “Matthew Barney: River of Fundament” date: September 13 [was: 14], 2015 - January 18, 2016 An exhibition that brings together for the first time, the entire ensemble of Matthew Barney's multipart "River of Fundament" project, comprising the symphonic film of epic length (5 hours) "River of Fundament," large-scale sculptures, drawings, photographs, story boards, and vitrines. The work is inspired by the American author Norman Mailer and his novel, "Ancient Evenings," set in Ancient Egypt from 1290-110 B.C.. This is a modified version of the exhibition that was at the Haus der Kunst, München (16 March 2014 - 17 August 2014) and at the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania (22 November 2014 - 13 April 2015). info: URL info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL u) Pierro Gallery 5 Mead St, South Orange, NJ 07079 URL * “…like an Egyptian!" date: September 15, 2016 - October 15, 2016 The exhibition explores the influence of ancient Egyptian themes in the work of local and regional artists. info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) HaGar AbdelRahman and John Branigan, guest curators in association with the M.A. program in Museum Professions at Seton Hall University explore the influence of ancient Egyptian themes in the work of local and regional artists in an exhibition (..) of works of sixteen artists who have been deeply influenced by Egypt. (..)" v) - w) The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 URL * Closed for renovation date: July 1, 2012 - April 2017 info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) When the museum reopens to the public in April 2017, (..)" info: Ancient Egypt Collection - online: URL * Re-opening after renovation date: April 3, 2017 - ongoing info: URL x) McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-3200 URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: February 4 [was: 3], 2017 – May 7 [was: April 3], 2017 The exhibition explores the role of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through nearly thirty different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - November 28, 2015), Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio (June 17, 2016 – September 11, 2016), and the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (October 7, 2016 – January 8, 2017). info: URL info: URL info: English press report at: URL "(..) She said future displays have been booked years in advance. One that’s sure to draw interest is an Egyptian cats exhibit, set for opening in 2017. The Egyptian exhibit currently on display has a mummified cat and other references to the revered animal. Johnson expects this new upcoming exhibit to be a popular one. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) Several statues show sitting, regal cats. One stone display illustrates a mother cat nursing a newborn litter. Jewelry, game pieces, waterspouts and a cat sarcophagus are part of the exhibit from the Brooklyn Museum. (..) The exhibit includes a limestone statue of a recumbent lion carved between 305 and 30 BCE. Likely from Giza, the reclining lion was, according to the Brooklyn Museum, a symbol of a king's power and confidence as well as his country's tranquility. Several of the culture's fierce female goddesses are represented by cat-like figures in the exhibit. Among them is a a bronze standing statue of a lion-headed goddess believed to be Sakhmet or "The Powerful One." (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL There will be a lecture on mummification by Dr. Bob Brier on Tuesday, Feb. 21. info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "The behavior of cats—America’s most popular house pet—will be the topic of a talk by Julie Albright of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. Albright’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, will explore the roots of humans’ changing relationship with cats over their 10,000-year history together. (..)" y) The Franklin Institute Science Museum 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 URL * "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" date: January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix (May 31, 2014 - September 1, 2014), the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park (September 27, 2014 - April 25, 2015), and Durham Museum, Omaha (May 23, 2015 - September 6, 2015). info: URL info: English press report at URL With photos of the shipping/installation. info: English press report at URL z) Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 * Closure for installations date: August 1, 2016 - October 7, 2016 info: URL za) - zb) Legion of Honor Lincoln Park | 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 URL * “The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine” date: May 14, 2016 – August 26, 2018 The exhibition makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies (Irethorrou and “Hatason”). Besides an interactive virtual dissection table there are amulets and tomb furnishings on display. info: URL zc) - 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) - zf) Museum of Discovery and Science 401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 URL * “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” date: 4 February 2017 - 30 April 2017 [was: Feb-Apr 2017] Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia (January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016) and the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane (September 24, 2016 – January 6, 2017). info: URL info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL Here the exhibition is said to run through April 20, 2017. info: English press report at URL With a video of a TV report, about the arrival of a mummy nicknamed ‘Annie’. info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press reports at URL With a video of a TV report. zg) COSI - Center of Science and Industry 333 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 URL * “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” date: May 2018 - September 2018 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia (January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016), the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane (September 24, 2016 – January 6, 2017) and the Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale (February 2017 - April 2017). info: source - URL zh) American Museum of Natural History Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024 URL * “Mummies: Images of the Afterlife” date: March 18, 2017 – January 7, 2018 Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016), Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (February 19, 2016 – September 5, 2016), and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (October 14, 2016 – February 5, 2017). info: source (PDF) - URL info: English press report at URL --CANADA-- a) - --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT * “Exporting Egypt: where, why, whose?” date: 31 January 2017 - 29 April 2017 Exhibition that charts the politics of distribution of British excavations in Egypt between the 1880's and the 1980's. info: URL info: URL "(..) This website provides the story behind this dispersal. It is a resource for museums, researchers, and the public so that these widely spread artefacts might be re-located and better understood. (..)" b) - c) Orchard Learning Resource Centre University of Birmingham, Hamilton Drive, Weoley Park Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6QW * “Objects Come to Life” date: October 29, 2016 - Late summer 2017 A physical and digital exhibition of the Eton Myers Collection of Egyptian Art, on loan to the University of Birmingham, UK, which explores the importance and intrigue of private collections of ancient artefacts. info: virtual exhibition - URL d) Two Temple Place 2 Temple Place, Londen WC2R 3BD URL * "Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt" [was: "The Appearance of Beauty: Style and Adornment in Ancient Egypt"] date: 30th January 2016 - 24th April 2016 Exhibition of Ancient Egyptian artefacts from the collections of smaller museums around the UK, showing how ancient Egyptians transformed their appearance, both in this life (imagery, clothing and jewellery, hair-dressing and makeup rituals) and in readiness of the next life (coffins and funerary head coverings). info: URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Drawn from Bagshaw Museum (Kirklees Council), Bexhill Museum, Bolton Museum, Royal Pavilion & Museums (Brighton & Hove), Macclesfield Museums and Touchstones Rochdale, (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: press release, and a folder with photos, at URL info: English press report at URL With slideshow. info: English press report at URL With photos of artefacts. info: English press reports at URL URL "The golden mummy mask of Titus Flavius Demetrius, who chose to be buried not as a Roman citizen but as an Egyptian god, is still in gleamingly immaculate condition 1,900 years after it was made. (..)" With photos of mask. URL "Artefacts from Bolton’s collection appear alongside those from six other museums (..) More than 100 treasures from Bolton's collection – including coffins and containers – are on show. (..) Bolton’s contribution covers the full stretch of Egyptian history, from predynastic to the Coptic period and includes objects such as necklaces, make-up pots, statuettes and clothing. (..)" URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL e) - f) - g) - h) Carmarthenshire Museum Abergwili, Carmarthen SA31 2JG URL * "Photographing Antiquity" date: 11 April 2017 - May 2017 A touring exhibiton of the Egypt Centre, Swansea, and the Taliesin Arts Centre; with photographs of ancient Egyptian artefacts outside of the gallery cases. Earlier at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea (4 February 2017 — 10 March 2017) and the Grand Theatre from Swansea (21 March 2017 - TBA); will later go to the Cynon Valley Museum (25 May 2017 - TBA). info: source - URL i) Garstang Museum of Archaeology 14 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 3BX URL * “Meroë: Africa's Forgotten Empire" date: 13 May 2016 - 14 September 2016 This exhibition features never before seen photographs of the temples and tombs of Meroë and from John Garstang's photographic archives of his excavations at this site in the Sudan from 1909 to 1914. There also will be ancient artefacts, and replica objects and structures recreated using the modern techniques of photogrammetry and 3D printing. info: URL info: English press report at URL j) Cynon Valley Museum Depot Rd, Aberdare CF44 8DL URL * "Photographing Antiquity" date: 25 May 2017 - End of June 2017 A touring exhibiton of the Egypt Centre, Swansea, and the Taliesin Arts Centre; with photographs of ancient Egyptian artefacts outside of the gallery cases. Earlier at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea (4 February 2017 — 10 March 2017), the Grand Theatre from Swansea (21 March 2017 - TBA) and the Carmarthenshire Museum (11 April 2017 - May 2017). info: source - URL k) National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF * Closure of the Ancient Egypt Gallery for redevelopment date: 1 September 2014 - Autumn, TBA, 2018 info: URL info: URL "(..) two new galleries to open in 2018. The two galleries will showcase internationally important Ancient Egypt and East Asian collections. (..)" * "The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial" date: 31 March 2017 - 3 September 2017 Exhibition that charts the use of a tomb that was built for a NK police chief and his wife and that was re-used until Roman times. With more than 100 objects: statues, coffins, furniture and amulets, as well as mummy bandages, tags and a mummy mask. info: URL With a slideshow. info: English press report at URL "(..) It is being staged ahead of the unveiling of a new gallery dedicated to Egyptian treasures in 2018 which will showcase highlights from the 6000 objects in the museum collection (..)" With some photos of objects. l) Bolton Museum Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE URL * Closure for refurbishing a new Ancient Egyptian Gallery ("Eternal Egypt") date: 1 December 2016 - TBA, 2018 info: English press report at URL "The transformation of Bolton Museum to showcase its Ancient Egyptian treasures in a new multi-million pound gallery will start in December. Exhibitions and collections will be moved downstairs for visitors to enjoy while the upstairs is closed during the work. The new gallery Eternal Egypt will be built in the museum's current art gallery, history centre and temporary exhibition gallery. The centre piece will be the reproduction of the burial chamber of Thutmose III and the gallery will depict Bolton’s important links to ancient Egypt in a family-friendly and interactive exhibition. The museum — which is situated on the top floor of the building — will be closed to the public for the duration of the £3.5 million project. The main closure will come into effect on Thursday, December 1 (..). The museum is due to reopen to the public in 2018. (..)" With slideshow. * Opening of a new Ancient Egyptian Gallery ("Eternal Egypt") date: TBA, 2018 info: English press report at URL With images of how the new gallery will look. info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL With slideshow of designs. URL URL "Fresh designs for Bolton Museum’s new Egyptology gallery have been drawn up for consideration and we’d like to know what you think of them! (..)" With drawings of designs. m) Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery * Closure for redevelopment date: 3 September 2016 - Spring 2020 info: English press report at URL "(..) The History Centre project will see the Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library and St Luke’s Church buildings transformed into a brand new cultural and heritage attraction. (..)" n) - o) The Museum Of Hartlepool National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ URL * "Writing for Eternity: Decoding Ancient Egypt" date: 21 January 2017 - 14 May 2017 The exhibition explores the role of the scribe in Egyptian culture, the history of writing for the afterlife and how the Ancient Egyptians wrote letters, read poetry, negotiated business deals and documented their daily lives. Artefacts on loan from the British Museum range for pieces of jewellery, scribe’s pens, and parchment, to stone tablets, and sculptures. Besides hieroglyphic scripts also Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Nubian, and cuneiform scripts will be represented. Earlier in Wrexham County Borough Museum (20 June 2015 - 5 September 2015) and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust, Carlisle (12 March 2016 - 8 May 2016), Salisbury Museum (21 May 2016 - 3 September 2016), and Abergavenny Museum (September 16, 2016 – January 10, 2017). info: URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL p) - q) World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EN URL * Closure of the Ancient World gallery date: 7 September 2015 - April 2017 [was: till September 2016; was: February 2017] info: URL "The Ancient world gallery, which displays highlights from our ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek, Anglo-Saxon and Roman collections, is now closed until February 2017. It is closed to the public as the building works have now begun on an exciting new project to develop our ancient Egypt gallery. (..)" info: URL info: English press report at URL "World Museum Liverpool’s Ancient Egypt galleries are set to close on Sunday night at the start of a 12-month, £800,000 refurbishment. The redevelopment will treble the number of artefacts on display – some of which have never shown publicly before. A a new ‘Mummy Room’ will be created to display 12 of the museum’s collection of mummies, twice the number currently on show. (..)" With a slide-show of the current/old galleries. info: English press report at URL "(..) But around 3,000 [Egyptian] items were destroyed when Liverpool Museum was bombed by the Luftwaffe during the May Blitz of 1941, with an incendiary bomb causing structural and fire damage at the William Brown Street landmark. (..)" With a slide-show of the pre-WWII galleries and the destruction. info: English press report at URL * Re-opening of the Ancient Egypt gallery date: 28 April 2017 [was: mid April 2017] - ongoing info: URL URL URL "(..) More than 2,000 objects will be displayed in the new gallery, which includes a ‘mummy room’ featuring 12 mummies. (..)" URL info: URL "(..) The extended gallery will see the reopening of a Mummy Room for the first time in 150 years. With a total of 10 mummies on display, this will be the UK’s largest display of mummies outside of London. Visitors will find out about Liverpool’s long connection to excavations in Egypt and Sudan, and how thousands of artefacts made their way into the Museum. The new, enhanced gallery will see around 1,000 key objects displayed including many items that have never been on public display before. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Huis Marseille - Museum voor Fotografie Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam URL * "In Egypte: Reizigers en Fotografen, 1850-1900" [In Egypt: Travellers and Photographers, 1850-1900] date: 11 March 2017 - 4 June 2017 Exhibition of 19th century photographs of Egypt and its monuments, on loan from several Dutch collections. info: URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) This exhibition features a variety of Dutch Nile travellers including antiquities collector and amateur photographer Jan Herman Insinger, photographer and photograph collector Richard Polak, artists Willem de Famars Testas and Marius Bauer and the Rotterdam ship-owner Hendrik Veder. (..)" info: Dutch press report at URL b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * “Koninginnen van de Nijl” [Queens of the Nile] [was: "Nefertari"] date: 18 [was: 17] November 2016 - 17 April 2017 Exhibition with over 350 artefacts -- statues, jewellery, cosmetics, mirrors, and items from the tomb of Nefertari (incl. her coffin and a reconstruction of a room of her tomb), mostly on loan from the Museo Egizio di Torino. info: URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Dal 17 novembre 2016 al Museo Nazionale di antichità di Leiden in Olanda, verranno esposti i reperti provenienti dalla tomba di Nefertari, consorte di Ramesse II, conservati al Museo Egizio di Torino. E' la mostra con cui per la prima volta l'Egizio di Torino varcherà i confini nazionali, prestando i propri reperti, che nel giugno 2017 approderanno all'Ermitage di San Pietroburgo. In cambio l'Ermitage porterà a Torino una mostra su Alessandro Magno.(..)" info: Dutch press report at URL "Bezoekers kunnen maar liefst 350 Egyptische topstukken bewonderen, waaronder koninklijke portretten, godenbeelden, verfijnde juwelen, amuletten, kostbare gebruiksvoorwerpen en de sarcofaag en grafgiften van de beroemde koningin Nefertari, uit het Museo Egizio in Turijn. (..)" info: Dutch press reports at URL Includes a video with behind-the-scenes images/commentary. URL About the role of ancient Egyptian queens. URL That Nakhtamon worked at the tomb of Nefertari is proven by a little frog on a vase, a motif that is only found in a scene of the Queen's tomb and in a scene of Nakhtamon's own tomb.[#] With a video. [# Compare the Queen's scene in the press report, with Naktamon's scene [source: Osirisnet]. AKE URL ] info: Dutch press reports at URL URL URL With several photos and a video. URL With a video. URL With a video. info: Italian press reports at URL URL About the 250 objects on loan from Turin Museum. info: Dutch press report at URL info: Dutch press report at URL With some photos of objects. info: Dutch press report at URL * “Goden van Egypte” date: 2018 c) Stedelijk Museum Zwolle Melkmarkt 41, Zwolle URL * “Keuzes, verhalen bij museumschatten” date: 21 February 2017 - 7 May 2017 info: URL info: Dutch press report at URL "(..) Centraal staat de Egyptische mummie van Zwolle uit ongeveer 600 voor Christus, ooit meegenomen door dominee Van Senden of Anthony van Dedem. (..)" --GERMANY-- a) Ägyptisches Museum Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * “Der Tod ist Himmelblau - Moderne Kunst in den Sammlungen des Ägyptischen Museums” date: 26 October 2016 - 23 April 2017 The displays exhibit ancient Egyptian objects next to modern art inspired by them, made by Anja Schindler. info: URL b) Galileo-Park Sauerland Pyramiden 4-7, 57368 Lennestadt URL * “Das Cheops-Projekt - Das Eisen der Pharaonen” date: 19 March 2016 - 20 November 2016 info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Die neue Sonderausstellung präsentiert in aufwendigen Inszenierungen die Forschungsergebnisse des Cheops-Projektes. Das Hauptergebnis ist die Entdeckung von Eisenoxid an der Decke der Königskammer. (..)" [As this is about the theories of Dominique Görlitz, it is possible the exhibition is in part non-mainstream. AKE] c) Museum August Kestner Trammplatz 3, 30159 Hannover URL * “Götter, Gärten und Geehrte … unter Bäumen am Nil” date: 3 November 2016 - 16 July [was: 26 March] 2017 Exhibition of some 50 ancient Egyptian depictions of gardens and trees. info: URL "(..) Aus annähernd 50 bekannten altägyptischen Garten- darstellungen zeigt eine außergewöhnliche virtuelle Rekonstruktion die Abbildung des Tempelgartens des Gottes Amun in den Wandmalereien im Felsgrab des Bürgermeisters von Theben, Sennefer. (..)" info: URL "Sie gehören zusammen, waren aber wahrscheinlich über 3000 Jahre lang nicht zusammen zu sehen: drei Reliefblöcke eines ägyptischen Grabes, heutzutage verteilt auf die Museen von Hannover, Berlin und Leipzig. Jetzt erstmalig für knappe fünf Monate in Hannover wieder vereint! Die Reliefs von Hannover und Berlin passen direkt zusammen und zeigen Nijaji und seine Frau die zu Beginn des 13. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. in Memphis lebten, jeweils kniend vor einer Baum-Göttin. (..)" * "O Isis und Osiris. Freimaurer und Ägypten“ [O Isis and Osiris. Freemason and Egypt] date: 1 September 2017 - 25 February 2018 Exhibition about the presumed ancient Egyptian (Egyptianizing) roots of Freemasonry, arranged based on themes from Mozart's "Zauberflöte"; includes original pharaonic artefacts. info: URL "Aufgrund des Sethos-Romans des Abbé de Tresson berief sich die Freimaurerei von Anbeginn an auf "ägyptische Mysterien", auf die Überwindung der Nichtexistenz für ausschließlich Eingeweihte dieser Mysterien. Ägypten ist deshalb bis in die Gegenwart omnipräsent in der internationalen Freimaurerei und auch ihren Unterformen (zum Beispiel Rosenkreuzer). Freimaurer-Tempel sind deshalb sehr häufig in ägyptischem Stil gebaut. (..)" info: German press report at URL "(..) Mit Exponaten wie einer altägyptischen Flöte oder auch einer jener Rasseln, die einst ägyptische Priester benutzt haben, widmet sich diese Ausstellung nicht nur der Beziehung zwischen Musik und Ägyptologie. Sie nimmt sich, wiederum aktuell, auch das Beziehungsgefüge zwischen Ägypten, der Freimaurerei und Hannover vor. (..)" d) RömerMuseum Kastell Boiotro Lederergasse 43, 94032 Passau URL * "Die Grabkammer des Sennedjem" [The funeral chamber of Sennedjem] date: 18 March 2016 - 18 September 2016 A replica (1 : 1 model) of the funeral chamber of Sennedjem. Facsimile pages of papyrus Ani and figures of Egyptian gods and amulets will help to explain the drawings in Sennedjem's tomb. info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Eine Replik der Büste der Nofretete, ein Handspiegel, dessen Alter auf 3.300 Jahre geschätzt wird, Auszüge aus den Totenbüchern eines antiken ägyptischen Handwerkers. Das Römermuseum 'Kastell Boiotro' gewährt mit einer Zusatzschau Einblick in das spirituelle und kulturelle Leben im alten Ägypten. Im Mittelpunkt steht 'Das Grab des Sennedjem'. Die Grabkammer, die zu den am besten erhaltenen der Antike zählt, wurde maßstabsgetreu nachgebildet. (..)" e) Martin-Gropius-Bau Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin URL * "Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze" ["Egypt’s Sunken Treasures"] date: cancelled [was: 15 April 2016 - 15 August 2016] info: source - URL "(..) Eröffnet wurde die Ausstellung in Paris im September von Frankreichs Präsidenten François Hollande. Ob sie auch in Deutschland zu sehen sein wird, ist noch nicht absehbar. Das sei derzeit nicht geplant, sagt Goddio. (..)" f) Badisches Landesmuseum Schloss Karlsruhe, 76131 Karlsruhe URL URL * "Ramses. Göttlicher Herrscher am Nil" [Ramses. Divine Ruler on the Nile] date: 17 December 2016 - 18 June 2017 Exhibition about Ramesses II, his reign and family, and about archaeological work done in his capital Pi-Ramesse. info: (in German) URL (in English) URL "(...) The Ramses Exhibition offers an unforgettable impression of this monumentality in models and over-dimensional stagings. Among the exhibits are small statues of strange gods or valuable gifts from the pharaoh to his neighbors. Some have never before been presented to the public. Some of Ramses’ family members, like his son Chaemwese or his wife Nefertari, are introduced with unique artifacts from their graves. In addition, the exhibition presents the latest research results of the excavations in Ramses’ capital city Pi-Ramesse (House of Ramses)." [new] info: German press reports at URL "Das Badische Landesmuseum Karlsruhe widmet dem bedeutenden Pharao eine große kulturhistorische Sonderausstellung – die erste umfassende Schau nach der bislang einzigen Ramses-Ausstellung in Paris vor 40 Jahren. (...) Zu den Ausstellungs-Highlights gehört die erstmalige virtuelle Rekonstruktion der von Ramses II. neu erbauten Hauptstadt Pi-Ramesse. Eigens für die Ausstellung wurde eine Entdecker-Lounge gestaltet, in der man mehr über die Geschichte der faszinierenden Mumie des Pharaos erfährt. Zu sehen sind Modelle und überdimensionale Rauminszenierungen von den monumentalen Tempelanlagen in Abu Simbel, dem Totentempel in Theben sowie kolossale Königsbildnisse des Herrschers." URL info: French press report at URL info: German press reports at URL "(...) schließlich überzog Ramses zur Demonstration seiner imperialen Macht sein Reich mit gewaltigen Tempelanlagen und Kolossalstatuen: Abu Simbel, das Ramesseum in Theben und der Säulenhof des Luxor-Tempels. Von dieser Monumentalität gibt die Ramses-Ausstellung anhand von Modellen und überdimensionalen Inszenierungen einen unvergesslichen Eindruck. Zu den Exponaten gehören Statuetten fremder Götter oder wertvolle Gastgeschenke des Pharaos an seine Nachbarn, die zum Teil noch nie in der Öffentlichkeit zu sehen waren. Einige von Ramses Angehörigen, wie sein Sohn Chaemwese oder seine Gemahlin Nefertari, werden mit einzigartigen Fundstücken aus deren Gräbern vorgestellt. Zudem präsentiert die Ausstellung neueste Forschungsergebnisse der Ausgrabungen in der von Ramses errichten Hauptstadt Pi-Ramesse (Haus des Ramses)." Includes an audio report [2:43 mins.] URL URL With a slideshow. info: review in CIPEG e-News [PDF] - URL info: a catalog will be published - see Book Corner below. info: German press reports at URL Includes a slideshow. URL URL "Kurator Lars Petersen zeigt in der Schau aber, wie Ramses II. das Land am Nil prägte und inwiefern die spätestens seit dem Napoleon-Feldzug nach Europa übergeschwappte Ägypten-Begeisterung gerade auch mit ihm zu tun hat - anhand von rund 260 hochkarätigen Exponaten europäischer Museen (..)." URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL "(..) Was für ein Mensch mag Ramses II gewesen sein? Er wusste sich zu inszenieren. Die Bildnisse seiner Vorgänger versah er mit seinem Namen. Im gesamten Land ließ er Statuen von sich aufstellen, meterhohe Kolosse. Er ließ alte Tempel renovieren und neue bauen – und versäumte dabei nicht, immer auch seinen Namen zu hinterlassen und zu demonstrieren, dass er nicht nur Herrscher von Ober- und Unterägypten ist, sondern mit den Göttern auf Augenhöhe steht. Das blieb nicht ohne Wirkung. Ramses II wurde als Gott auf Erden verehrt. Im Karlsruher Schloss kann man nun eine der zahlreichen Skulpturen sehen, die zu seinen Ehren errichtet wurden. (..)" URL URL URL URL URL info: German video report: "'Ramses' im Badischen Landesmuseum" [2:02 mins.] URL info: English press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Das überlieferte Bild des langlebigsten aller Pharaonen schwankt zwischen der Legende vom Weltenherrscher und dem totalen Vergessen. Eine Ausstellung in Karlsruhe begibt sich auf die Spuren von Ramses. (..)" info: German press report at URL Für die Ausstellung "hat man 260 Exponate aus zahlreichen internationalen Museen zusammengetragen. Allen 50 Stücke stammen aus dem Pariser Louvre. 'Wichtig ist uns, nur Gegenstände aus öffentlichen Sammlungen zu zeigen, die seit Langem in Europa sind und auf die der ägyptische Staat keine Eigentumsansprüche stellt', erklärt Museumsdirektor Eckart Köhne das Konzept. Denn noch immer werden antike Kunstgegenstände aus Raubgrabungen und zweifelhaften Quellen auf dem Kunstmarkt angeboten." info: some photos of objects on display at URL Objects on loan from La Fondation Gandur pour l'Art. info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: French press report at URL g) Museum Natur und Mensch [previously: Naturmuseum und Ethnologische Sammlung] Gerberau 32, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau URL * "Die Letzten Pharaonen" [was: "Das spätantike Ägypten"] date: end of 2015 [was: 19 July 2014 - 11 January 2015] info: source - URL h) Internationales Keramik-Museum Luitpoldstr. 25, 92637 Weiden URL * “Zu Gast in Weiden – Das besondere Objekt aus dem Museum Ägyptischer Kunst München: Ein Bierkrug. 500 Jahre Reinheitsgebot in Bayern – 5000 Jahre Bier in Ägypten” date: 18 December 2016 - Spring 2017 Displays a dyn. 4-5 beer jar (on loan). info: German press report at URL i) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim * "Marc Erwin Babej. Yesterday - Tomorrow" date: 30 March 2017 - 17 September 2017 info: (in German) URL info: (in English) URL "The Roemer- und Pelizaeus Museum is proud to announce the worldwide premiere of Yesterday - Tomorrow, a significant new work by American- German photographic artist Marc Erwin Babej. (...) In Yesterday - Tomorrow, Babej adapts the defining feature of Egyptian art, aspective representation (showing figures from multiple perspectives simultaneously) to photorealistic media - in which the 'anatomically incorrect' figural representation of Egyptian art had been assumed to be unachievable. The resulting art style, aspective Realism, also incorporates an approach to the integration of images with symbols and text, on the basis of the formal language of Egyptian art." j) Ägyptisches Museum – Georg Steindorff – der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * “Ägypten in der Kunst von Susan Osgood“ date: 5 May 2017 - 27 August 2017 Exhibition of paintings and drawings of artist Susan Osgood, including her epigraphic drawings of KV63. info: URL k) Gustav-Lübcke-Museum Neue Bahnhofstraße 9, 59065 Hamm URL * Re-Opening of the Ancient Egyptian department date: August 30, 2015 [was: August, 2015] - ongoing info: URL info: URL "(..) Den Abschluss und Höhepunkt des Premierenjahres bildet die Wiedereröffnung der ägyptischen Abteilung. Das Gustav- Lübcke-Museum kann mit der größten ägyptischen Sammlung in Westfalen überzeugen und setzt hier ebenfalls einen neuen Schwerpunkt in der Präsentation. Die wertvollen Stücke werden künftig in klimatisierten Räumlichkeiten stehen und sind, atmosphärisch inszeniert, in leicht verständliche Themenbereiche gegliedert -- von den Jenseitsvorstellungen über die Tempelkultur und die Götterwelt bis zum Alltagsleben." info: source - URL " (..) Im Mai 2015 folgt dann die Eröffnung der Abteilungen Archäologie und Angewandte Kunst und im August 2015 der Höhepunkt mit der Abteilung ?Altes Ägypten?, schließlich verfügt das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum über die größte ägyptische Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet." info: press release "Neueröffnung: Gustav-Lübcke-Museum in Hamm präsentiert Ägypten-Sammlung" at URL "Das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum eröffnet neu am 8. März 2015. (...) Das Haus präsentiert zunächst seine neu gestaltete Sammlung zur Stadtgeschichte und der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts. Den Höhepunkt des Jahres bildet die Wiedereröffnung der ägyptischen Abteilung am 30. August 2015. Das Hammer Museum besitzt die größte ägyptische Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet und setzt hier einen neuen Schwerpunkt, der durch neue Dauerleihgaben ergänzt werden kann." info: German press report at URL "Es begann 1886 mit einem 'Mumienverein'. Jetzt ist die Abteilung 'Altes Ägypten' mit der größten ägyptischen Sammlung im Ruhrgebiet das Markenzeichen des Gustav-Lübcke-Museums in Hamm. Es feiert seine Wiedereröffnung in diesem Jahr mit der Neukonzeption sämtlicher Dauerausstellungen. Schluss- und Höhepunkt ist am 30. August die Neupräsentation der Ägyptensammlung. Damit nimmt das Gustav-Lübcke-Museum dann auch seinen Vollbetrieb wieder auf. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Die neue Dauerausstellung Altes Ägypten im Gustav-Lübcke- Museum zeigt sich ab Ende August komplett überarbeitet und mit einem besonderen neuen Highlight – dem 7,5 Tonnen schweren Granitsarkophag des Sechem-ka aus der Zeit zwischen 2350 und 2335 vor Christus. (...)" info: German press report at URL "In Hamm begegnen sie sich: Die Goldmaske des Tutanchamun und das farbig gefasste Porträt der Nofretete aus Kalkstein. Allerdings wurden nicht die Originale aus Kairo und Berlin nach Westfalen entliehen. Im Gustav-Lübcke-Museum muss man mit Kopien vorlieb nehmen. Die kleine Hochstapelei soll das Interesse des Publikums an diesen spektakulären Objekten stillen, sagt Museumsdirektorin Friederike Daugelat. Es wird ja auf den Schildern ausgewiesen. Und Originale bekommen die Besucher auch jede Menge zu sehen. In der Ägypten-Abteilung des Museums, die immerhin die größte in Westfalen ist. Nach der umfassenden Sanierung ist von Sonntag an das Haus wieder komplett zugänglich. Die Dauerausstellung Altes Ägypten wurde dabei ebenfalls komplett neu gestaltet, bekam vor allem einen eigenen Raum. Erstmals werde die Kollektion angemessen präsentiert, sagt Daugelat. (..)" Lists some of the objects on display. URL "(..) Nicht zu übersehen ist das neueste Exponat des Hauses. Der Granitsarkophag des Sechem-ka, eines königlichen Gefolgsmannes, wiegt 7,5 Tonnen. Die gigantische Steinkiste ist als Dauerleihgabe aus dem Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim gekommen, beide Häuser planen eine enge Kooperation. Blickfänge der Hammer Sammlung sind auch das Schiffsmodell, das um 2000 vor Christus entstanden ist, die 'Scheintür des Djeti' (2200 v. Chr.) mit ihren Hieroglyphen oder eine Mumienmaske mit anmutigen, von Kajal umflorten Augen (300 v. Chr.). (..)" l) LVR-Landesmuseums Bonn Colmantstraße 14-16, 53115 Bonn URL * "Eva's Beauty Case. Schmuck und Styling im Spiegel der Zeiten" date: 9 June 2016 - 23 April 2017 [prolongation; was: till 22 January 2017] Exhibition about beauty-ideals and cosmetics through the ages. Includes loans from the Ägyptisches Museum Bonn. info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Im Foyer schaut der Besucher weiblichen Idealfiguren aus 22 000 Jahren ins Auge (alles Kopien): der pummeligen Venus von Willendorf, der Büste der Nofretete, (...) Und schließlich stößt der Besucher auf einen Kosmetik-Salon. Da gibt es Schminkgefäße zu bestaunen, die am Hof von Königin Nofretete vor 3400 Jahren benutzt wurden. " info: German press report at URL m) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Gabelsbergerstr. 35, 80333 München URL * "Begegnungen – Skulpturen von Isolde Frepoli" date: 25 June 2017 - TBA The exhibition juxtaposes modern art and ancient Egyptian art. info: URL info: German press report at URL * “Öffnung Kunst-Handwerk-Raum date: July 2017 - Ongoing [new] info: URL "(..) Einerseits werden Kostbarkeiten aus 5 Jahrtausenden Kleinkunst gezeigt, andererseits ihre handwerkliche Entstehung aufgezeigt, geordnet nach den Materialgruppen Ton und Fayence, Bronze und Edelmetall, Gesteine und Edelsteine sowie organische Materialien wie Holz und Papyrus oder Elfenbein und Leder. (..)" info: German press report at URL "(..) So darf man sich Anfang Juli auf die Fertigstellung des Kunst-Handwerk-Raumes in der Dauerausstellung freuen. Dieser gehört neben dem Chronologie-Raum zu den zwei von 14 Räumen, die aus finanziellen Gründen noch nicht ihre endgültige Form haben. Da dreieinhalb Jahre nach Eröffnung endlich der Etat dafür bewilligt ist, werden die bisherigen Platzhalter nun durch rund 200 Original-Objekte ersetzt. Dazu zählen als Highlights 20 Kostbarkeiten aus fünf Jahrtausenden ägyptischer Kleinkunst, wie etwa das erste Glasgefäß der Welt: ein Kelch aus der Zeit um 1450 vor Christus." n) Kultur- Und Stadthistorisches Museum Duisburg Johannes-Corputius-Platz 1, 47051 Duisburg URL * „Die Götter beschenken“ date: 3 December 2017 - TBA info: German press report at URL "(..) „Der Schwerpunkt wird auf der griechischen und römischen Antike liegen, aber wir können das durch Exponate aus Ägypten, Kleinasien und aus dem alten Amerika anreichern.“ (..)" o) Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover Willy-Brandt-Allee 5, D-30169 Hannover URL * "Silberglanz. Von der Kunst des Alters" [Shine of silver. On the art of (old) age] date: 29 September 2017 - 18 February 2018 Exhibition on portraits of old age from Ancient Egypt to modern times. info: URL p) Landesmuseum Württemberg Altes Schloss, Schillerplatz 6, 70173 Stuttgart * "Wahre Schätze: Antike - Kelten - Kunstkammer" [True treasures: Antiquity - Celts - Art chamber] date: 21 may 2016 - ongoing Re-opening of three collections, among which the Classical one, with objects from Greco-Roman Egypt (von Sieglin Collection). info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts erfolgte die Schenkung des Stuttgarter Mäzens Ernst von Sieglin mit Objekten aus dem griechisch-römischen Ägypten - Marmorbildnisse von Alexander dem Großen, auf dünne Holztafeln gemalte Mumienporträts, Mumienmasken sowie Bronzen und Terrakotten. (..)" Includes the photograph of a mummy portrait q) - r) Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rathausstraße 24, 83022 Rosenheim URL * “Pharao - Leben im Alten Ägypten” date: 24 March 2017 - 17 [was: 3] December 2017 info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) In der Ausstellung soll den Besuchern die Sozialgeschichte der damaligen Gesellschaft veranschaulicht werden. Sechs bedeutende Pharaonen werden dabei vorgestellt: Cheops, Hatschepsut, Thutmoses III, Echnaton, Amenophis II und Ramses II. Über die Große Pyramide von Cheos in Gizeh können die Besucher sogar einen virtuellen Flug wagen. Die Geschichtsinteressierten dürfen sich auf 400 Exponate und zahlreiche Medienstationen freuen. (..)" info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: video report: "Mumien-Restaurator" [2:38 mins.] URL info: slideshow - URL info: German press report at URL "Die Mumie 'Ta Cheru' aus Aberdeen ist im Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen angekommen. (...) 'Ta Cheru' ist Teil eines Mumienforschungsprojektes des Roemer- und Pelizaeusmuseums Hildesheim, Kooperationspartner des Ausstellungszentrums Lokschuppen. Sie wurde deshalb in Hildesheim restauriert und in einem CT erstmals medizinisch und wissenschaftlich untersucht (wir berichteten). Die ersten Ergebnisse liegen inzwischen vor. Nach den Informationen auf dem Sargdeckel handelt es sich um eine Frau, die den Titel 'nebet per' – Herrin des Hauses führte und etwa im 4. Jahrhundert vor Christus in der Region des heutigen Luxor starb. 'Die Mumie ist in einem hervorragenden Erhaltungszustand', so Mumienforscher Otto Gauert vom Roemer- und Pelizaeusmuseum Hildesheim. Nach dem CT-Befund starb die Frau im Alter von vermutlich deutlich über 60 Jahren. Sie gehörte der Oberschicht an.(..)" [URL may now need registration, unless you enter indirectly via: URL AKE] s) - t) Städtische Museen – Kunstsammlung Jena Markt 7, 07743 Jena URL * "Orientbilder: Fotografien 1850-1910" date: 10 December 2016 - 17 April [was: 5 March] 2017 info: URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL u) - v) - w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim URL * "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" date: 16 November 2014 - 30 July 2017 [2nd prolongation; was: till 10 January 2016] [sst prolongation; was: till 17 May 2015] The exhibition is thematically oriented and will display all aspects of ancient Egyptian art and culture, from the early beginnnings to the Coptic period. Highlights will be the brilliantly illustrated BD of an Amenemhat which is 9 m long and outstanding findings from the Giza necropolis. A reconstruction of the tomb of the mayor of Thebes [Sennefer] will allow the visitor to dip into the exciting world of Egypt. info: URL info: URL With links to pages about spotlighted objects, and with a link to a video. info: source - press report about new exhibitions in 2014: "Von den Wittelsbachern bis Ägypten" URL The description of this exhibition is at the end of the article. info: press report at URL "(..) Die rund 500 Exponate stammen aus der hochkarätigen, dort aber aus Platzgründen nur teilweise gezeigten Sammlung des Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museums Hildesheim, mit dem es seit September einen Kooperationsvertrag gibt. Hinzu kommen einige Privatleihgeber. Bis auf Thomas Liepsner, dessen Schätze ja auf Echtheit untersucht und schon öffentlich vorgestellt wurden, wollen diese Sammler nicht persönlich in Erscheinung treten, heißt es.(..) Die Exponate reichen von aufwendig gestalten Papyri über Särge, Reliefs, Skulpturen und Metallarbeiten bis hin zu Schmuck. Besondere Höhepunkte sind das meisterlich illustrierte, neun Meter lange Totenbuch des Amenemhat, Funde vom Pyramidenfriedhof von Giza sowie die originalgetreue Rekonstruktion der kunstvoll dekorierten Grabkammer des Bürgermeisters von Theben um 1400 v. Chr. " info: German press reports at URL "..) Der erster Spezialtransporter kam aus dem Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim. Unter den Objekten befand sich auch das schwerste Ausstellungsstück der Schau. Ein monumentaler Steinsarkophag, der 5,4 Tonnen auf die Waage bringt. Er ist fast 4500 Jahre alt. Mit Gabelstapler, Spezialkran, und sechs Experten wurde der Sarkophag im Foyer des Museums Weltkulturen D5 platziert." info: German press report at URL "In den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen sind die ersten Vorboten der Ausstellung 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit' angekommen (..)." info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL With a video report [01:19 mins.] URL URL URL URL URL With photo of the replicated tomb chamber. URL With a video report [01:31 mins.] info: German press report at URL With video. info: German press report at URL "(..) Einige der rund 500 Exponate sind zum ersten Mal zu sehen. (..)" info: a German video with a 'teaser' (4 mins.) about the exhibition - URL A German video "Das Totenbuch des Amenemhat" (1 min 47) - URL About the ca. 9 m long Book of the Dead of Amenemhat. info: German press reports at URL URL "(...) ein auch pädagogisch ideal aufbereitetes Kompendium der Kultur des alten Ägypten." info: German press reports at URL URL URL "(..) Die Präsentation erfreut sich anhaltender Begeisterung beim Publikum. Jetzt begrüßten die Verantwortlichen den 25.000. Besucher. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Ritterschlag für die rem-Schau 'Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit': Altkanzler Dr. Helmut Kohl (84) zeigt sich begeistert von der Schau über das Pharaonen-Reich. (..)" info: press release - URL info: two audio-podcasts with backround info at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press release at URL "Ägypten-Ausstellung knackt 50.000-Besuchermarke." German press report at URL "Die Ausstellung (...) begrüßte heute die 50.000ste Besucherin." info: German press report at URL "Die Mannheimer Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen zählten bisher bereits 75 000 Besucher der Sonderausstellung über altägyptische Kunst und Kultur." info: press releases at URL "Bereits rund 80.000 Besucher haben die Präsentation gesehen. Wegen der großen Nachfrage wird die Ausstellung verlängert und schließt nicht wie ursprünglich geplant am Sonntag ihre Pforten. Noch bis 10. Januar 2016 widmet sie sich der Kultur des Alten Ägyptens." URL "Pünktlich zur Verlängerung bietet die Ausstellung eine weitere Attraktion: Ein Film mit aufwändigen Rekonstruktionen lässt die antike Stadt Alexandria mit ihrer berühmten Bibliothek und ihrem Leuchtturm wiederauferstehen." info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL "Die erfolgreiche Ausstellung Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit in den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim wird verlängert. Bis zum 10. Januar 2016 können sich die Besucher ins Reich der Pharaonen entführen lassen." Includes a video report: "Ägypten - Land der Unsterblichkeit" [4:07 mins.] URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Passend zur Verlängerung der Ausstellung wartet diese auch mit einer Neuerung auf. Die antike Stadt Alexandria war über 700 Jahre das kulturelle Zentrum der hellenistischen und römischen Welt. In ihrer berühmten Bibliothek wurde das Wissen der Zeit gesammelt und der berühmte Leuchtturm der Stadt, Pharos, zählt zu den sieben Weltwundern. Ein neuer Ausstellungsfilm bietet spektakuläre Rekonstruktionen dieser untergegangenen Welt. (..)" info: German press report at URL info: press release at URL "Die Ausstellung _Ägypten – Land der Unsterblichkeit_ entführt ins faszinierende Reich der Pharaonen. Die rem freuen sich über den nach wie vor regen Besucherzustrom. Heute konnten sie den 111.111. Gast begrüßen. Dies nahm Kuratorin Dr. Gabriele Pieke zum Anlass, die Verlängerung der Ausstellung zu verkünden: 'Das anhaltende Interesse der Gäste und die vielen begeisterten Besucherstimmen freuen mich als Kuratorin natürlich sehr. Die Leihgeber haben zugestimmt und wir können die Schätze vom Nil länger in Mannheim präsentieren. Noch bis 30. Juli 2017 bleiben die Pharaonen zu Gast in den rem.'" info: press report at URL Includes a slideshow info: German press report at URL info; German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL --AUSTRIA-- a) Papyrusmuseum Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1010 Wien * “Handschriften und Papyri: Wege des Wissens” date: 9 May 2017 - 14 January 2018 info: URL --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * "Forgotten discoveries: The Tomb of the Priests and Priestess of Amun" date: 2017 Exhibition about the Deir al-Bahri cache. info: source - MoA Newsletter 8 b) Luxor Museum Kornish Al Nile, Luxor URL * "The Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project” [working title] date: 12 December 2016 - Mid February 2017 Exhibition with a collection of 40 artifacts discovered by the Project, including a collection of amulets, Graeco-Roman coins, remains of clay pots and religious stelae. info: English press report at URL "(..) Houring Sourouzian, director of the Conservation Mission of the Amenhotep III Temple Project, said that among the most important objects on show are the seated double life-sized statue of King Amenhotep III discovered during excavation work carried out in 2009 at the entrance of the Great Peristyle Court of the temple, and the red granite fragment depicting a scene showing a Nubian prisoner. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Among its highlights is a seated double life-sized statue of Amenhotep III that was discovered during the excavation work of the CMATCP in 2009 at the entrance of the temple’s peristyle court. A red granite fragment depicting a scene showing a Nubian prisoner is another important object on display. A selection of smaller objects including amulets, ostraca, Graeco-Roman coins, limestone and black and red granite royal heads, the remains of clay pots and religious stelae are also on display. The exhibition also includes three panels which present the discovery and the erection of fragments of the statuary discovered at the site. (..)" --ITALY-- a) Montevergini - Galleria Civica Arte Contemporanea Via Santa Lucia alla Badia 1, 96100 Siracusa SR * "La porta dei sacerdoti, i sarcofagi di Deir el-Bahari. Esposizione e restauro in pubblico” [The door of priests, the sarcophagi of Deir el-Bahari. Exhibition and restoration in public] date: 9 March [was: 25 February] 2017 - 7 November 2017 Exhibition of a mummy and coffins that are on loan from the Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire (Bruxelles). Visitors can also look at restoration work in a mobile laboratory. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian blog report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL With a video [2:14 mins.] and a (link to a) photo gallery. URL URL Includes a video report [3:53 mins.]. URL With video (of installation and opening). b) Museo civico del Risorgimento Piazza G. Carducci, 5, 40100 Bologna BO URL * “Terra di conquista e di mistero: echi dell'Egitto napoleonico a Bologna” ate: 28 November 2015 - 24 January 2016 [prolongation; was: 16 January 2016] Exhibition about the influence of Napoleon's expedition to Egypt (1798-1799) on Europe, notably Bologna. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL c) Mudec Via Tortona, 56, 20144 Milano URL URL * “Egitto” date: 13 September 2017 - TBA info: Italian press report at URL d) Ex Convento dei Crociferi Catania * “[Possible] Opening of an annexe of the Museo Egizio di Torino” date: April 2017 - Ongoing info: Italian press reports at URL "Ora è ufficiale: la sezione distaccata del Museo Egizio di Torino aprirà ad Aprile 2017. (...) L’apertura di una sezione staccata del Museo Egizio di Torino a Catania sarà concretizzata in un’ala vasta circa mille metri quadrati del Convento dei Crociferi, che ancora oggi necessita delle ultime migliorie per essere pronto all’ allestimento del museo entro i primi mesi del 2017, dato che già in primavera si apriranno i battenti. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL Things seem to be much more uncertain than was announced before... URL URL info: Italian press release at URL e) Museo del Papiro “Corrado Basile” Via Nizza, 14, 96100 Siracusa SR URL * “Immagini di restauro” date: 6 January 2017 - 26 March 2017 Exhibition that illustrates a photographic journey through the restoration, carried out by the Museum, of papyrus scrolls of all ages and stages. info: source - Italian press reports at URL URL f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4 - 00197 Roma URL * "La misteriosa scoperta della tomba di Tutankhamun" [The mysterious discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun] [was: "Alla scopterta della Tomba del faraone Tutankhamon"] date: 22 October 2014 - 30 June 2017 [2nd prolongation; was: till 20 June 2016] Exhibition of ca. 30 replicas of KV62 objects. info: URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL With photo gallery. URL URL About the opening on 28 October. URL info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL About the opening on Oct. 28. URL Photo gallery. info: English press report at URL Here the exhibition is said to run from 31.10.2014 to 31.10.2015 (versus the two years mentioned elsewhere). * "Egitto dal cielo, 1914. La riscoperta del fotografo pioniere, prigioniero, professionista Theodor Kofler" [Egypt from the Sky, 1914. The rediscovery of the photographer pioneer, prisoner, professional Theodor Kofler] date: 16 April 2015 - TBA The exhibition, conceived and curated by Professor Patrizia Piacentini, celebrates the centennial of the first aerial photographs of ancient Egyptian monuments, collected in an amazing album preserved in the Egyptological Archives of the Università degli Studi di Milano since 2001. Despite his skills, Kofler, as a photographer, was until now almost unknown. He has been rediscovered thanks to research of the Milanese Chair of Egyptology, started more than 10 years ago and undertaken in different European and African countries. Earlier at the Università degli Studi di Milano (11 February 2015 - 13 March 2015). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL g) GAM Manzoni Centro Studi per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Via A.Manzoni, 45 - 20121 Milano URL * “Orientalismo. In viaggio dall’Egitto a Costantinopoli” date: 24 March 2017 - 25 June 2017 info: source - URL Exhibition of 30 works of art, created between the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth century, with landscapes and genre scenes with an oriental atmosphere. h) Museo Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco corso Vittorio Emanuele 166/A - 00186 Roma * "All’Ombra delle Piramidi. La mastaba del dignitario Nefer" [In the shadow of the pyramids. The mastaba of the dignitary Nefer] date: 30 December 2016 - 28 May 2017 The exhibition shows a 1:1 model of the funerary chapel of Nefer, a dignitary of the 4th dyn. The reliefs, dispersed in many museums, have been reproduced to present a general view of an Egyptian tomb of the 3rd millenium B.C. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "Il Museo Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco ospita, dal 30 dicembre al 28 maggio 2017, la mostra All’ombra delle piramidi: è la ricostruzione della cappella funeraria del dignitario Nefer, di cui il museo conserva la preziosa “stele della falsa porta”, acquistata da Giovanni Barracco a un’asta a Parigi nel 1868. Nella loggia esterna, al primo piano del museo, la cappella viene riprodotta in dimensioni 1:1, con slide retroilluminate che restituiscono nella sua completezza la decorazione dello spazio interno." info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL "La mostra presenta la preziosa 'stele della falsa porta' del dignitario Nefer, vissuto in Egitto ai tempi della IV Dinastia (2575-2465 a.C.), quella dei grandi faraoni costruttori delle piramidi." URL "Nefer aggiunse alla struttura della tomba una piccola cappella funeraria, rivestita di rilievi, che è stata ricostruita al Museo Barracco nelle sue dimensioni originali. I rilievi della tomba dispersi in diversi musei europei e americani (Parigi, Louvre; Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek; Museo di Birmingham, University of Pennsylvania Museum di Philadelphia; Museum of Fine Arts di Boston) sono riprodotti per immagini all’interno della cappella funeraria ricostruita in modo da restituire l’immagine generale di una tomba egizia del 3° millennio avanti Cristo." i) Museo Archeologico di Milano Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milano * "Milano in Egitto. Gli scavi di Achille Vogliano a Tebtynis e Medînet Mâdi" [Milan in Egypt. Excavations of Achille Vogliano in Tebtunis and Medinet Madi] date: 20 April 2017 - 15 December 2017 The exhibition presents the discoveries of Achille Vogliano, papyrologist and professor of the University of Milan, who participated in excavations campaigns in Tebtunis and Medinet Madi in the 1930s. info: URL j) - k) Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Sannio (ARCOS) Via Stefano Borgia / Corso Garibaldi, 1, 82100 Benevento URL * “Voci e Volti dall’Antico Egitto” [Voices and Faces from Ancient Egypt] [was: “Egitto a Benevento”] date: October 2016 - July 2017 [was: winter 2016/2017] Exhibition about the veneration of Isis in this region in Roman times (Temple of Maleventum), with artefacts on loan from the Museo Egizio, Turin. info: Italian press report at URL With a video of a TV report, showing some displays. info: Italian press reports at URL URL l) Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano Regaste Redentore 2, 37129 Verona URL * “L'Egitto a Verona” date: 28 May 2016 - 1 September [was: September] 2017 Exhibition with ca. 100 ancient Egyptian or Egyptian-inspired objects -- bronze statues of godheads, ushabtis, mummy parts, objects about the Classical period Isis cult, objects about Egyptomania, and a tribute to Carlo Anti. info: URL info: English flyer [PDF] at URL info: Italian press report at URL "(..) La mostra, a cura di Margherita Bolla, è suddivisa in sezioni. Nella prima, _Il culto e la magia_, si entra nel ricchissimo universo dei culti egizi, già percepiti come esotici da Greci e Romani soprattutto per la tendenza ad adorare alcune divinità sotto forme animali. (...) _La vita oltre la morte_ presenta materiali tipici delle sepolture, come gli ushabty – figurine in materie prime diverse – che rappresentavano i 'servitori' sostituti del morto, pronti a rispondere a Osiride, quando avrebbe chiamato il defunto al lavoro nei propri campi. (...) La sezione _Le civiltà africane e Roma_ è divisa in due parti: (...) Proseguendo la mostra, gli oggetti del Museo ispirati in vario modo al mondo egizio illustrano _l’Egittomania_ (...) L’ultima sezione, _Un veronese in Egitto_ (realizzata in collaborazione con l’Università di Padova, Museo di Scienze Archeologiche e d’Arte, sito nel palazzo del Liviano), è dedicata a Carlo Anti, importante archeologo nato nel 1889 a Villafranca (...)" m) Museo etnografico Castiglioni V. G. B. Vico 46, S. Ambrogio, 21100 Varese * "L’Egitto di Tutankhamon" [The Egypt of Tutankhamun] date: 29 October 2016 - 12 February 2017 AND [prolongation] 22 February 2017 - 7 May 2017 A replica of Tutankhamun's funeral chamber and of other objects from his tomb are on display. The replica is based on photographs of Giacomo Lovera and Sandro Vannini. In addition photographs of the ceiling were used which were taken shortly after the discovery. Therefore this replica may be as authentic as possible. The preparation needed about three years of studies. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL "Dal 29 ottobre si riparte con una nuova mostra e questa volta l’obiettivo è quello di far conoscere l’Egitto del Nuovo Regno attraverso il racconto della scoperta della tomba di Tutankhamon, la fedele ricostruzione della sua camera funeraria a scala reale e mostrando la vita del popolo egizio di quell’epoca. La mostra sarà visitabile fino al 12 febbraio 2017, con una possibile proroga fino ad aprile in caso di grande presenza di pubblico. (...) Ancora una mostra su Tutankhamon? Certo! Ma una mostra del tutto particolare che mette in evidenza la storia di Tutankhamon ma anche la vita quotidiana delle genti dell’Egitto faraonico." Video report: "Castiglione, il Museo del Faraone" [2:14 mins.] URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "A giudicare dallo sguardo, devono essersi poste stessa domanda e risposta le persone in visita al Museo Castiglioni di Varese, dal 29 ottobre sede della camera funeraria più 'maledetta' di sempre, quella del Re Tut. Riprodotta al millimetro in scala reale, sarà allestita fino al 12 febbraio, con possibile proroga ad aprile/maggio 2017. Tutto questo grazie al successo riscosso fino ad ora. Già oltre mille visite in meno di un mese. E non è difficile crederlo considerato che in Italia è la prima volta che si osa ricostruire in copia, grazie anche al supporto scientifico degli archeologi del Museo Egizio di Torino, la tomba del Faraone/Ragazzo. Una tomba caduta in oblio per oltre tre secoli poiché totalmente inabissata dai resti degli scavi del sepolcro di Ramesse IX. (..)" With photos of some of the displays. n) - o) Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 Torino URL * "Missione Egitto 1903-1920. L’avventura archeologica M.A.I. raccontata " [Mission Egypt 1903-1920. The archaeological adventure M.A.I. (will be) told] date: 11 March 2017 - 10 September 2017 The exhibition tells the story of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Egypt between 1903 and 1920, under the guidance of Ernesto Schiaparelli. The Egyptian Museum was enriched by 30.000 objects. info: URL "Il percorso, attraverso l’esposizione di più di 400 oggettitra reperti, documenti, lettere, filmati, fotografie e manifesti storici, mira a trasportare il visitatore al tempo delle scoperte archeologiche che sono state alla base della formazione della collezione del Museo." info: Italian press report at URL URL info: Italian press release at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL Includes a video report: "Ecco come parlavano gli antichi egizi" [6:36 mins.] "Il direttore del Museo egizio di Torino Christian Greco ha letto per noi (e tradotto) alcuni geroglifici facendoci sentire come presumibilmente suonava la lingua degli antichi egizi. Una lezione interessante quanto inusuale." URL URL URL URL With large slideshow (34 photographs). info: Spanish press report at URL * "Dalle Sabbie al Museo - Ernesto Schiaparelli" [From the sands to the museum - Ernesto Schiaparelli] date: 2 March 2017 - 3 September 2017 An exhibition about Ernesto Schiaparelli, his life and his activities as director of lthe Museo Egizio and his archaeological missions in Egypt. [Probably the same as, or complementary to, the exhibition listed above as "Missione Egitto 1903-1920. L’avventura archeologica M.A.I. raccontata" (11 March 2017 - 10 September 2017).] info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL p) Museo Archeologico Sistema Museale dell’Università di Pavia, Strada Nuova 65, Pavia URL * Opening of a new section: " 'Il volto dell’antico Egitto'. Un Egyptian Corner all’Università di Pavia" ['The face of ancient Egypt' - An Egyptian Corner at the University of Pavia] date: 11 March 2017 - Ongoing A new 'Egyptian Corner' in the Museum will present the results of studying a mummy by the University of Pavia (CT scans, X-rays, 3-D recreation). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL URL "sabato 11 marzo alle ore 17.30 due casalesi, Sabina Malgora, direttore Mummy Project Research e Vittoria Oglietti, di Smov, inaugureranno all’Università di Pavia la sua nuova sezione egizia della Raccolta Archeologica dell’Ateneo. Questa nuova sezione egizia è curata dall’archeologa casalese Sabina Malgora, conil management di Vittoria Oglietti di Smov, che ha organizzato anche l’evento di apertura. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL "Inaugurato sabato 11 marzo, nel pomeriggio, l'Egyptian corner al museo archeologico dell'Università di Pavia. Star dell'evento una mummia egizia del III secolo a.C, studiata dagli scienziati pavesi con tecniche diagnostiche e forensi. E' stato anche ricostruito il volto in 3d della giovane donna egizia che al momento della morte aveva 20-22 anni. Da sabato (per ora solo il lunedì dalle 14 alle 17 e il 4° sabato del mese dalle 15.30 alle 18.30) si può osservare in una teca del museo Archeologico dell’Università, accanto al suo corpo che fu mummificato in Egitto tre secoli prima della nascita di Cristo. Per accogliere la giovane di Tebe, colta dalla morte intorno ai vent’anni, e altri reperti antichi (sei statuette ushabti, 17 frammenti lignei di sarcofago, un papiro funerario e una testa di mummia) è stato realizzato l'Egyptian Corner." With slideshow. URL URL URL Some background info to the mummy. --FRANCE-- a) Espace culturel les Dominicaines place du tribunal, 14130, Pont-l'Évêque URL * “Le Goût de l'Egypte - Voyageurs normands au pays des pharaons” [The Taste of Egypt. Norman travelers to the land of the Pharaohs] date: 18 February 2017 - 14 May 2017 The exhibition illustrates the 19th c. rediscovery of ancient Egypt by Europeans (focussing specifically on travellers from Normandy), with real Egyptian artefacts (e.g., a cat mummy) and 19th c. art and documents (e.g., DÉ volumes, travel diaries, paintings, photographs). Earlier [in a larger format?] at the Scriptorial d'Avranches (2 April 2016 - 18 September 2016); will later be shown in Caen and Rouen. info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL b) Louvre Lens 99, rue Paul Bert 62300 Lens URL * “Musique et sons de l'Antiquité” date: 13 September 2017 - 15 January 2018 Exhibition, with more than 400 objects, about music in the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. info: URL c) Musée Champollion – Les Écritures du Monde place Champollion, 46100 Figeac URL * "Champollion intime" date: 4 June 2016 - 4 May [was: 15 June] 2017 info: URL info: URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "Le musée Champollion fête ses trente ans et choisit de revenir aux fondamentaux en rendant hommage à l’égyptologue dont il occupe la maison natale. Pour ce faire, la mémoire de son frère Jacques-Joseph, témoin privilégié de ses découvertes, semblait indissociable du projet. Ainsi, le musée Champollion de Vif en Isère, qui n’est autre que la maison de ce frère, a consenti à prêter pendant une année au musée figeacois les objets les plus emblématiques de sa collection.(..)" d) Hôtel de Ville de Lons Place Bernard Deytieux, BP 10213, 64142 Lons Cedex * "La tombe de Nefertari" [The tomb of Nefertari] date: 31 January 2017 - 15 February 2017 A facsimile of Nefertari's tomb (realized by Michel Perpigna) is on display. info: URL Flyer - pdf-file (0.5 MB): URL info: French press report at URL "C’est une véritable exposition exceptionnelle sous le patronage de la Société d’égyptologie de Pau créée en 1998, qui se dessine pendant 15 jours, à Lons, dont la tête d’affiche n’est autre que la reine Nefertari. Les services culturels de la commune reçoivent du 31 janvier au 15 février une exposition originale dans l’atrium de l’hôtel de ville présentant un fac-similé du tombeau de Néfertari, épouse de Ramsès II réalisé par Michel Perpigna, artiste peintre décorateur, originaire des Landes." e) Musée de Tessé 2 Avenue de Paderborn, 72000, Le Mans URL * Closure of the ancient Egyptian Gallery date: 29 January 2017 - December 2017 info: URL "En 2001, a été inauguré un vaste espace souterrain consacré à l’Égypte pharaonique. Y sont présentées lesreconstitutions grandeur nature des tombes de la reine Nofretari, épouse de Ramsès II et de Sennefer, maire de Thèbes. (La galerie est actuellement fermée pour travaux jusqu'en décembre 2017)" info: French press report at URL f) Musée Crozatier Jardin Henri Vinay, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay URL * “Reopening museum” date: end of 2017 [was: May 2017] - Ongoing info: French press report at URL [The Museum has a small Egyptological collection, with two mummies/coffins, canopes, shabti, and amulets.] info: French press report at URL g) Musée Denon Place de l'hôtel de Ville, 71100 Chalon-sur-Saône * "De Rome à Babylone, Trésors cachés du musée Denon" [From Rome to Babylon, hidden treasures of the Musée Denon] date: 25 June 2016 - 17 May 2017 Objects of the museum collection, among them several of Ancient Egypt, are on display. The exhibiton also commemorates the Egyptologists François Chabas and Jules Chevrier who have given their private collections to the museum. info: French press reports at URL URL "Cette exposition vous invite au voyage avec la découverte d’objets archéologiques jusqu’alors conservés dans les réserves du musée. (..)" h) Musée Rodin 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris URL * “Égyptomanie” date: 2018 info: source - press report at URL i) Les labyrinthes de Hauterives 390 "les Bessées", 26390 Hauterives * "Le Grand Temple d'Abou Simbel" [The great temple of Abu Simbel] date: 9 April 2016 - 31 August 2016, and the weekends of September, 2016 A reproduction of the front of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel is on display. info: French press reports at URL URL "Le labyrinthe végétal d'Hauterives dans la Drôme propose pour sa quinzième saison une nouvelle attraction : la reconstitution du grand temple égyptien d'Abou Simbel. Un décor reproduit à l'identique de l'original et qui revoit le jour aujourd'hui grâce à Alain Orcel, un passionné d'Egypte ancienne." Includes a video report of the exhibition [1:42 mins.] and a video report of 1965: "Le sauvetage du temple d'Amada" [4:14 mins.] j) Musée Municipal des Beaux-Arts et d’Histoire Naturelle 3 Rue Toufaire, 28200 Châteaudun URL * "Les animaux de l’Egypte antique" [The animals of Ancient Egypt] date: 28 January 2017 - 17 September 2017 The animals in Ancient Egypt and their symbolic meaning are represented by amulets, pictures of gods on coffins and stelae, objects of daily life, canopic jars and animals mummies. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL With slideshow. k) Château de Châteaubriant Place du Général de Gaulle 44 110 Châteaubriant URL * "L'Égypte des pharaons" [Egypt of the Pharaohs] date: 3 June 2016 - 30 October 2016 Exhibition with more than 100 objects of the collection of the Musée Dobrée (incl. mummies and coffins), complemented by loans from the Musée du Louvre. The exhibition also introduces the Egyptologist Frédéric Cailliaud of the 19th century, to whom the Musée Dobrée owes much of its collection. After its success in 2015 (it ran 12 June 2015 - 29 November 2015) the exhibition is renewed for another season. info: URL Includes a slideshow. info: URL With photos of displays. info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL "Cette exposition se décline en quatre thématiques : l'histoire de l'égyptologue Frédéric Caillaud, à qui le musée Dobrée doit l'essentiel de ses collections ; la vie quotidienne des Égyptiens ; les représentations des pharaons et la religion ; la mort et les rites funéraires." URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - b) Musée royal de Mariemont Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140 Morlanwelz URL * “Coptic textiles” [Title TBA] date: 2019 More than 200 fragments of coptic textile, recently donated by the King Baudouin Foundation. info: URL --SPAIN-- a) Espai Cultura, Fundació Antiga Caixa Sabadell 1859 c. d'En Font 25, 08201 Sabadell * "Antic Egipte i Teixits Coptes de Montserrat" date: 1 September 2016 - 27 November 2016 info: URL info: Catalan press reports at URL URL b) - c) Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre Calle Fuente Morales, 1, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife URL * "Muerte e inmortalidad en poblaciones del pasado" date: 24 November 2017 - 4 June 2018 Exhibition of the funerary cults in ancient cultures, including ancient Egypt, with about 10 mummies and 25 other funerary remains. info: Spanish press reports at URL The exhibition will be in conjunction with the World Congress on Mummy Studies (17-21 May 2018). URL d) Vilamuseu Carrer Colón, 57, 03570 La Vila Joiosa, Alacant URL * “Los secretos de ‘Tresors’ ” date: 9 November 2016 - 15 September 2017 One of the objects on display is an ancient Egyptian (dyn. 26) 'New Year's flask' found on the Iberian Peninsula [detailed description at URL] info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL e) - f) Museo Liceo Egipcio Palacio de Gaviria, C/ Conde Luna 6, León URL * “El Anillo de Tutankhamón. Joyería y Magia en el Antiguo Egipto” [The Ring of Tutankhamen. Jewelry and Magic in Ancient Egypt] date: Winter [was: Summer] 2016 Exhibition with a ring bearing the name of Tutankhamun (i.e. Nebcheperura), plus ancient Egyptian pendants and necklaces, rings and earrings, amulets, scarabs, and shabtis. info: URL info: source - URL info: Spanish press report at URL g) - h) Museu Egipci de Barcelona / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona URL * "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento" [Tutankhamun. History of a discovery] date: 30 November 2012 - TBA [was: till 31 December 2015] [several times prolongated] info: URL * "Animals Sagrats de l'Antic Egipte / Animales Sagrados del Antiguo Egipto" [Sacred Animals in Ancient Egypt] date: 22 February 2017 - 30 September 2017 Exhibition about sacred animals in ancient Egypt, with 70 artefacts from the collection of the Fundación Arqueológica Clos. Also included is a documentary of the scanning of 7 animal mummies from the Museu Egipci de Barcelona. info: URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL "Un medallón de escarabajo que iba cosido sobre el pecho de una momia y que perteneció a Rodolfo Valentino; un ejemplar de oxirrinco, el pez que se comió el pene del dios Osiris; una esfinge de cuerpo de león y cabeza humana de la colección de lord Carnarvon; la momia de un minúsculo cocodrilo, cuya columna dorsal aparece rota en las radiografías y TACS; o una cría de gato con traumatismo craneal, posiblemente sacrificada para momificarla. Son algunas de las curiosas 70 piezas de la colección de la Fundación Arqueológica Clos, muchas de ellas inéditas, que forman la nueva exposición del Museu Egipci de Barcelona 'Animales sagrados del Antiguo Egipto', que puede verse hasta el 30 de septiembre. (..)" With a slideshow of some of the artefacts on display. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: French press report at URL i) Parque Jardín de La Vega Av. Olímpica, 5, 28108 Alcobendas, Madrid URL * "El templo de Abu Simbel: Ramsés, rey de reyes" date: 30 November 2016 - 31 December 2017 Exhibition of a replica of the Temple of Abu Simbel. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL j) - k) - l) - m) - n) Museu de Cultures del Món Palau Nadal, El Carrer Montcada, Barcelona URL English: URL * "Opening museum" date: 7 February 2015 - Ongoing info: Spanish press reports at URL "El hotelero Jordi Clos cede 37 piezas al nuevo espacio, que abrirá sus puertas en el Palau Nadal el próximo 7 de febrero Además de haber alumbrado con el Museo Egipcio de Barcelona uno de los centros privados dedicados a la civilización egipia más importantes, el hotelero Jordi Clos ha puesto su granito de arena en el Museo de la Culturas del Mundo, nuevo espacio municipal que abrirá sus puertas el próximo 7 de febrero en el Palau Nadal, con la cesión de 37 piezas arqueológicas. (..)" Among the new pieces is an Egyptian sarcophagus. URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) Powerhouse Museum 500 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW 2007 URL * "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives" date: 10 December 2016 - 25 [was: 30] April, 2017 Six mummies selected from the British Museum collection who lived and died in Egypt between 1800 and 3000 years ago will be on display alongside their 3D CT scan visualisations to reveal more about the age, sex, identity, state of health and mummification of each individual. The mummies will also be accompanied by almost 200 objects of funerary use and daily life. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Our first international partner to host Egyptian mummies: exploring ancient lives (a touring version of the exhibition displayed in Bloomsbury) will be the Museum of Applied Arts and Science in Sydney. (...)" info: URL "(..) Six mummies selected from the British Museum collection who lived and died in Egypt between 1800 and 3000 years ago can be viewed at the Powerhouse Museum, alongside their 3D CT scan visualisations (..)." info: English press report at URL "(..) [The exhibtion] will feature six mummies from the British Museum’s collection, all scanned using the latest CT technology. Interactive, 3D visualizations will allow visitors to explore the mummies, while displays of over 200 objects will help place each one in its historical context. (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With some info on the six mummies on display. info: English press reports at URL With scan photos. URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL About the scanning of the mummies on display, and with a lot of scan photos. URL info: English press reports at URL A review. URL With 9 photo slideshow. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL With video. info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL --DENMARK-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Museum Rietberg Gablerstrasse 15, CH-8002 Zürich URL * "Osiris - Das versunkene Geheimnis Ägyptens" ["Osiris - Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries"] [was: "Osiris - Ägyptens Versunkene Schätze"] date: 10 February 2017 - 16 July 2017 [was: February 2017 - TBA] The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, of which 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 22 from the Graeco-roman Museum, 31 from Alexandria National museum, 15 from Bibliotheca Alexandrina museum and 207 artefacts from the Sunken monuments department. Earlier venues are the Arab World Institute in Paris (8 September 2015 - 31 January 2016; "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte") and the British Museum in London (19 May 2016 – 27 November 2016; "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds"). info: (German:) URL (English:) URL "This spectacular exhibition shows 300 statues and ritual objects, sarcophagi and idols from sixteen centuries retrieved from the depths of the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast. The exhibits originate from the legendary cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, which became submerged in the eighth century AD. They provide answers to many age-old questions." info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL info: source - URL info: source - URL info: German press report at URL A long article about Franck Goddio and his finds of underwater excavations in Alexandria. Includes a slideshow. info: German press report at URL "Ab dem 10. Februar zeigt das Museum Rietberg in Zürich die Ausstellung «Osiris - Das versunkene Geheimnis Ägyptens». Vor dem Museums-Gebäude sind als Vorboten bereits drei Kolossale Statuen aufgestellt worden. (...) Zwei Kräne waren nötig, um die mehrere Meter hohen und einige Tonnen schweren Kolossal- Statuen aufzustellen, wie Museums-Sprecher Alain Suter zur Nachrichtenagentur sda sagte. Um die Statuen vor Kälte und Vandalenakten zu schützen, wurden spezielle Glashüllen konstruiert." info: French press report at URL "Deux grues ont été nécessaires pour installer trois statues colossales de plusieurs mètres de haut et pesant chacune plusieurs tonnes devant l'entrée du musée, a indiqué à l'ats Alain Suter, porte-parole de l'institution zurichoise. La plus imposante, une sculpture en granit rose du dieu du Nil Hâpy, mesure 5,4 m de haut. Des abris chauffés ont spécialement été construits pour protéger les statues du froid. Les vitres de ces abris sont suffisamment solides pour empêcher tout acte de vandalisme." info : German press report at URL Interview with Franck Goddio info : English press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL "Das Rietberg-Museum zeigt die Funde aus den versunkenen ägyptischen Städten Thonis und Kanopus. Die Ausstellung ist überwältigend." URL URL Includes a slideshow. URL Includes a video report [1:30 mins.]. info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: French press report at URL Interview with Franck Goddio. info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL Includes a slideshow. info: French press reports at URL Includes a video report [2:48 mins.]. URL info: German press report at URL b) Musée historique de Vevey Le Château, 2, rue du Château, CH-1800 Vevey URL * “Le goût des belles choses: collection archéologique de David Doret (1821-1904)". date: 13 May 2015 - 26 February 2016 Exhibition about the 19th c. collection of David Doret, with 200 objects from Italy, Greece, the Levant, and Egypt. Includes ancient Egyptian amulets and funerary statuettes. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "(..) La collection de David Doret, quasi exposée dans son entier à l’exception de quelques éléments sans grande valeur architecturale, est propriété du musée. Léguée par les neveux de Doret, elle a été montrée en 1915, puis en 1991. «David Doret a collecté plus de 200?pièces à l’occasion de deux grands voyages, dont un, en 1893, en Palestine, en Egypte, en Grèce et en Italie», indique Françoise Lambert.(..)" With small photo gallery. info: French press report at URL With short photo gallery (incl. Bastet-cat statues). c) - d) Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum Museumsstrasse 50, CH-9000 St.Gallen URL * “Welten sammeln” date: March 2016 - Ongoing Opening of the new permanent exhibiton that provides an overview of several of the world's cultures (the Pacific, North and South America, Africa, and ancient Egypt) via museum objects and their history. info: URL e) Naturhistorisches Museum Basel Augustinergasse 2, 4051 Basel URL * “Mumien - Rätsel der Zeit” [Mummies - Riddles of time] date: 16 September 2016 - 30 April 2017 Exhibition with 40 human mummies and 20 animal mummies. Earlier in the Drents Museum, Assen (4 February 2014 - 31 August 2014, "Mummies - Surviving after Death"), the Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum, Budapest (1 October 2014 - 17 May 2015, "World of Mummies"), the Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Luxembourg (12 June 2015 - 10 January 2016, "Momies - Un rêve d'éternité"), and the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim (12 February 2016 - 28 August 2016, "Mumien der Welt"). The exhibition will be touring through Europe till 2018, to museums in Leoben, Stockholm and Cardiff. info: URL info: German press report at URL " Welche Geschichten erzählen Mumien? Das will das anatomische Institut herausfinden und untersucht menschliche und tierische Mumien aus der ganzen Welt in einem Scanner. Die Resultate sind erstaunlich. (..) Neben dreizehn menschlichen Mumien werden in der Sonderausstellung auch zahlreiche Tiermumien gezeigt. (..)" With a video of a TV report (in Swiss German) about the scanning of the mummies. info: German press reports at URL "Über 60 Tiermumien und zahlreiche menschliche Mumien sind ab Freitag im Naturhistorischen Museum Basel zu sehen. Die Sonderausstellung geht insbesondere der Frage nach, unter welchen Bedingungen tote Körper die Zeit überdauern." URL URL URL info: German press report at URL "Le musée d'histoire naturelle de Bâle, en Suisse, présente une exposition baptisée 'Momies-Mystères du temps'. Elle rassemble une soixantaine de momies humaines et animales, originaires du monde entier, momifiées naturellement pour la plupart. L'occasion de découvrir comment un corps sans vie peut traverser les siècles et quelles informations les scientifiques peuvent en tirer. (..)" 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 g) Musée Rath Place de Neuve 1, 1204 Genève URL * “Révélations. Photographies à Genève” date: 27 May 2016 - 11 September 2016 The exhibition also includes some collections of early 20th c. photographs of excavations in Egypt (e.g. taken by Marguerite Naville). info: URL Press release [PDF]: URL info: French press reports at URL URL --SWEDEN-- a) Magasin 9 Frihamnsgatan 66, 115 66 Stockholm URL * “Tutankhamun. Graven og skatterna” [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures] date: 26 November 2016 - 30 April 2017 One of the large travelling exhibitions with more than 1000 replicas of objects from KV62. Most recent previous venues were the Olympiapark München (3 April 2015 - 13 September 2015), the Zeitenströmung, Dresden (1 October 2015 - 28 February 2016), and Messe Graz, Graz (22 March 2016 - 14 August 2016). info: URL --ESTONIA-- a) University of Tartu Art Museum Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu * "A Journey to the Orient: Otto Friedrich von Richter’s (1791–1816) trips and collection" date: May 26, 2016 - May [was: March] 13, 2017 Exhibition about the legacy and collections (two mummies, manuscripts and drawings) of Otto Friedrich von Richter. info: URL ---POLAND--- a) - b) - c) Museum Jacek Malczewski Rynek 11, 26-600 Radom URL * "Oswoic nieuniknione, przyblizyc nieznane" date: 4 November 2016 - 30 April 2017 Exhibition about funerary rites from ancient Egypt till the present. info: URL info: Polish press reports at URL URL --RUSSIA-- a) The State Hermitage Museum 2, Palace Square, 190000 St Petersburg URL * “Nefertari” [title TBA] date: June 2017 - TBA Exhibition about the tomb of Nefertari (wife of Ramesses II), with items on loan from the Museo Egizio di Torino. Earlier at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden (17 November 2016 - TBA), and will travel to four stops in China. info: source - Italian press report at URL --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Národní muzeum/National Museum Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Prague 1 URL * “Ríša slnka: Abú Sír v dobe stavitelov pyramíd” [Empire of the Sun: Abusir at the time of the pyramid builders] date: 2019 Exhibition of 100-150 artifacts from the Czech archaeological excavations in Abusir. info: source - Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL Lack of finances may hamper the organizing of the exhibition. b) Oblastní muzeum v Moste Csl. armády 1360/35, 434 01 Most URL * “Egypt - dar Nilu” [Egypt - Gift of the Nile] date: 16 February 2017 - 7 May 2017 Exhibition of replicas of ancient Egyptian artefacts and other works of art that evoke the atmosphere of ancient Egypt, from the collection of Ján Hertlík. Earlier in Oblastní muzeum v Decíne (28 October 2015 - 31 January 2016), Muzeum A Galerie V Prostejove (11 February 2016 - 27 March 2016), and Muzeum pod vodárnou, Breclav (5 December 2016 - 31 January 2017). info: URL info: Czech press reports at URL URL info: Czech press report at URL With some photos of the displays. c) - d) Krížové chodby Karolina Univerzity Karlovy v Praze [Cloister Karolina Charles University] Ovocný trh 3, Prague 1 * "Z Asuánu do Chartúmu: Ceské archeologické výzkumy mezi nilskými katarakty" [From Aswan to Khartoum: Czech excavations between the Nile cataracts] date: 13 [was: 12] October 2015 - 11 November 2015 Exhibition of photographs that depict the archaeological work in Egypt and Sudan by the Czech Institute of Egyptology at the Charles University in Prague. info: URL info: source - URL info: Czech press release at URL info: video "Czechoslovak Mission in Nubia in 1960's" [20:11 mins.] at URL "Unique footage from the archaeological missions of Czechoslovak Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in 1960's." info: Czech press reports at URL Interview with curator Dr Lenka Varadzinová. URL URL --LUXEMBOURG-- a) - --ANDORRA-- a) - --JAPAN--- a) - b) Toyama Prefectural Civic Centre 4-18 Shinsogawa, Toyama, 16 * "The Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids: The Treasures from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo" date: 13 January 2017 - 26 March 2017. Exhibition of about 120 artifacts from the Egyptian Museum Cairo. Earlier at the Mori Arts Center Gallery, Minato-ku, Tokyo (16 October 2015 - 3 January 2016), Aaheim Museum, Matsuyama (23 January 2016 - 27 March 2016), Sendai City Museum (22 April 2016 - 26 June 2016), Kagoshima Museum (15 July 2016 - 15 September, 2016),and The Museum of Kyoto (October 1, 2016 - December 25, 2016); it will travel to Shizuoka City Museum (8 April 2017 - 25 June 2017) and Fukuoka City Museum (15 July 2017 - 24 September 2017). info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL --CHINA-- a) The National Museum of China 16 E Chang'an Ave, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing URL * “A history of the world in 100 objects” date: March 2, 2017 - May 31, 2017 The touring exhibition with 100 objects from the British Museum, including the coffin of Shepenmehit and a large statue of Ramses II. Most recently at the National Museum, Kyushu (14 July 2015 – 6 September 2015) and City Museum, Kobe (20 September 2015 – 17 January 2016), Western Australian Museum, Perth (February 13, 2016 - June 18, 2016), the National Museum of Australia, Canberra (9 September 2016 - 29 January 2017); Will travel to SHanghai. info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL b) Hong Kong Science Museum 2 Science Museum Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong URL * "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives" date: June 2, 2017 - October 18, 2017 Travellinge exhibition of six mummies from the British Museum and their 3D CT scan visualisations, plus ca. 200 objects of funerary use and daily life. Earlier at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (10 December 2016 - 25 April, 2017) info: source - English press report at URL "(..) After this exhibition in Sydney, Nestawedjat, Tamut, and the four other mummies are being sent to the Science Museum in Hong Kong, before moving on to other venues in the Asia-Pacific region. (..)" info: source - URL c) - d) Jinsha Site Museum No. 2 Jinsha Site Road, QingYangDistrict, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province URL * "Ancient Egypt: World of Pharaohs and Gods" [was: "Pharaohs and Kings: Treasures of Ancient Egypt and China's Han Dynasty"] date: 24 [was: 25] January 2017 - 4 May 2017 Exhibition of 155 ancient Egyptian artefacts on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum of Canada, including mummies, a Book of the Dead, a statue of Cleopatra VII, bronze statues, etc. Opening on the 23rd. Earlier at the Nanjing Museum (17 August 2016 - 9 January 2017). info: URL info: URL info: English press reports at URL With a slide show of photos of artefacts. URL URL URL URL URL URL With a slide show of photos of artefacts. URL With a slide show of photos of artefacts. info: ROM - English press release at URL "(..) Highlights among the stunning objects loaned to the exhibition include such ROM visitor favourites as a mummified cat dated to c. 30 BC—395 AD; a mummy of Chantress of Amun, Nefer-Mut dated to c. 922—887 BC; and a large granite sculpture, likely of Cleopatra VII, dated to c. 47—30 BC." e) Shanghai Museum 201 Renmin Ave, RenMin GuangChang, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai 200000 URL URL * "A history of the World in 100 Objects" date: June 2017 - October 2017 info: source - URL --INDIA-- a) - --MEXICO-- a) - ---ISRAEL--- a) Israel Museum Nakhman Avigad St, Jerusalem URL * "A Mummy in Jerusalem: Secrets of the Afterlife" date: 27 July 2016 - 22 April 2017 The focus of this exhibition is the only Egyptian mummy in Israel, belonging to a priest (nicknamed "Alex") from Akhmim, 2,200-year-old and displayed in its original coffin, alongside objects from various tombs (incl. an embalmed ibis). info: URL info: video at URL "The Israel Museum, Jerusalem: Transferring the mummy to the hospital for CT scanning, 2016" info: English press reports at URL "(..) He lived and died in upper-class obscurity around 2,200 years ago, but "Alex"’s remains — the only mummy in Israel — star in an Israel Museum exhibit opening Tuesday. A century before Anthony and Cleopatra, when the Ptolemies ruled the Nile he lived as a priest in the city of Panopolis, modern-day Akhmim, in Upper Egypt. During his lifetime "Alex" was known as Iret-hor-iru — The Protective Eye of Horus — but got his modern moniker after he was donated to Jerusalem’s Pontifical Biblical Institute by Jesuits in Alexandria. (..) Radiocarbon dating of his linen wrappings found he died in the 2nd century BCE, and CT scans found he lived into his late 30s or early 40s (..). He stood 5’5? when he was alive (..). Accompanying Iret-hor-iru in his Israel Museum afterlife are an assortment of Hellenistic and Roman-era funerary masks that were placed over the face of the dead. (..) Amulets in the shape of beasts and birds and crafted out of faience, ivory, gold or semiprecious stones (..) make up a kaleidoscopic menagerie accompanying Iret-hor-iru. (..) The only other mummy in the room is that of an ibis (..) [and its] lifelike sarcophagus (..)." With some photos of the items on display. URL "(..) He was originally 167cm (5ft 6in) tall but either during his lifetime or afterwards, he had shrunk to 154cm. (..)" URL With short video of the coffin and the scanning of the mummy. URL With photos of mummy, coffin, and scans. URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL b) - c) Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum 1 Jabotinsky st., Ramat Gan URL URL * “Protective Force: Egyptian Scarabs from Gemstones” date: November 23, 2015 - TBA The exhibition will explore the significant role of gemstones in ancient Egyptian culture. The scarabs featured in the exhibition come from the collections of the Israel Museum. Also Victorian jewelry set with ancient scarabs will be on display. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL With an image gallery at URL --KOREA-- a) National Museum of Korea 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04383 URL * “Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum” date: December 20, 1016 - April 9, 2017 Exhibition with more than 230 objects from the Egyptian collection of the Brooklyn Museum, including human and animal mummies, coffins, masks, statues, and jewelry. info: URL info: URL With photos of artefacts. info: Brooklyn Museum blog post at URL b) Ulsan Museum 277, Duwang-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan URL * “Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum” date: May 1, 2017 – August 27, 2017 Exhibition with more than 230 objects from the Egyptian collection of the Brooklyn Museum, including human and animal mummies, coffins, masks, statues, and jewelry. Earlier at the National Museum of Korea, Seoul (December 20, 1016 - April 9, 2017). info: source - URL ---CHILE--- a) - +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. K. Eyma This list is not meant for distribution to any other public channel than the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum. It is always wise to contact the organizers of lectures e.d. for confirmation, in case of (last minute) changes. Also note that registration for conferences/symposiums often is months in advance. Students will need an I.D. to get any discounts offered. ====================================================================


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