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EEF NEWS (1183) =================== April 29, 2021 (I Akhet 12)
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 Virtual Lectures and Conferences (mostly via Zoom) USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, China, Czech Republic, Argentina, Japan, South Africa (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Vatican City, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Japan, Portugal, Brazil, Russia, Israel, Korea, China, Saudi Arabia 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: Margaret Lucy Patterson [(I) - VL (ze)]; Andrew Hogan [(I) - VL (zf)]; Thais Rocha da Silva [(I) - VL (zi)]; Jennifer Babcock [(I) - V (zj)]; Ingrid van Sprakelaar [(II) - USA (i), Netherlands (a), Italy (l)(m), Japan (a)(g), Russia (a)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Austria (b), France (f), Spain (b)] ========================================================================= +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS [Most lecture programs will be temporarily suspended of have gone virtual; an overview of virtual lectures open to everyone wherever located is stored here] --VIRTUAL LECTURES-- i) The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World University of California, Los Angeles * Online (Zoom) workshop: "Udjahorresnet's Egypt: The Crossroads of Conquest and Identity under Achaemenid Rule" date: Friday, May 7, 2021; 10:00am-1:00pm Pacific Time. info: program and registration at URL info: email z) The Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt (Chesterfield, UK) * Online (Zoom) lecture: "The Amarna Blessed Dead / After Akhenaten," by Dr Chris Naunton date: 15 May 2021; 2.00 - 4.00 pm UK time / 15:00 – 17:00 CEST costs: £5 info: abstract and booking at URL zd) The Explorers Club * Online (Zoom) lecture: "Purity and Order in an Ancient Egyptian Household," by Lucia Gahlin Organized in cooperation with the RAMASES society. date: 15th May 2021; 2:30 pm UK time costs: £5 info: abstract and booking at URL * Online (Zoom) lecture: "Tattoos: Revealing the Practice of Tattooing in Ancient Egypt," by Anne Austin date: 16th May 2021; 6:00 pm UK time costs: £5 info: abstract and booking at URL * Online (Zoom) lecture: "Women of Deir el-Medina", by Dr. Joanne Backhouse date: 30th May 2021; 6:00 pm UK time costs: £5 info: abstract and booking at URL ze) Essex Egyptology Group * Online (Zoom) lecture: "The God’s Wives of Amun," by Dr Mariam Ayad date: 9 May 2021; 3pm BST costs: free for members, £4 for non-members info: contact email to book tickets before 7 May 2021. info: abstract at URL zf) The Center for the Tebtunis Papyri The Bancroft Library University of California, Berkeley * Online (Zoom) lecture: "Gods, Demons, Figures, and Fevers: The Papyrus Amulet P.Tebt. II 275 and Its Tradition," by Dr. Michael Zellmann-Rohrer (The Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, Oxford) date: Friday, April 30th, 2021; 10 am PST info: URL Meeting ID: 469 933 1374 Passcode: Tebtunis info: email zg) Friends of the Egypt Centre * Online (Zoom) (double) lecture: "Wig Snatched: Unveiling the process behind wig-making and the wig industry in ancient Egypt," by Mollie Beck, & "From rats to robber flies: active pest control in ancient Egypt," by Catherine Bishop date: 12 May 2021; 7 pm UK time / 20:00 CEST costs: free; donations welcome info: abstracts and booking at URL zh) Brown University * Online (Zoom) lecture: "Mortuary epigraphy and ‘knowledge transfer’ in late third millennium BCE, Egypt", by Christelle Alvarez date: May 4, 2021; 12:00 (noon) EST costs: all welcome info: URL zi) Seminários de Egiptologia LAOP/USP 2021 * Online (Zoom) lecture: "The God’s Wife of Amum: Origins and Rise to Power", by Dr Mariam Ayad (American University of Cairo/Harvard) date: 6 May 2021; 2 pm Brasília time costs: free, but registration is required info: abstract and booking at URL zj) Art History & Museum Professions Program, Fashion Institute of Technoilogy, SUNY * Online Virtual (Zoom) Panel: "Early Fashion and Textiles by the Nile, Euphrates and Tigris - A Conversation" The speakers are Janet Johnstone, Rosalind Janssen, and Elizabeth Clancy. date: May 8, 2021; 3:00 pm EDT / 9:00 pm CEST costs: free and open to all info: abstract and registration at URL --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --USA-- i) Worcester Art Museum 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609 URL * "Jewels of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Treasures from the Collection of the Worcester Art Museum” date: June 18, 2022 – January 29, 2023 Exhibition of the Museum's collection of ancient Egyptian jewelry, displayed for the first time in nearly a century; most items were donated by Laura Norcross Marrs (1845-1926). info: URL "(..) One of the largest Egyptian exhibitions to be seen anywhere, /Jewels of the Nile/will include nearly 300 objects ranging from tiny beads to massive tomb walls—just in time for the centennial of Laura Marr's gift, as well as the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb." info: English press report at URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- [update] a) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden * “Op zoek naar Toetanchamon” [Searching for Tutankhamun] [new] date: 10 October 2020 – 31 October 2021 [prolongation; was: till 5 September 2021] info: URL --AUSTRIA-- [update] b) Papyrusmuseum der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien * Reopening after renovation [new] date: 4 May 2021 [was: 16 April 2021] - ongoing info: URL [new] info: German press report at URL "Rund 400 Objekte stellt das Papyrusmuseum in seiner Sammlung in der Neuen Burg, einem Teil der Wiener Hofburg, aus. Bisher gab es allerdings nur wenig Platz für Informationen zu den einzelnen Objekten. Das soll sich nun ändern, denn Audioguides und Digitalisierung sind in die alten Gemäuer eingezogen, erklärt Bernhard Palme, Direktor der Papyrussammlung und des Papyrusmuseums der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek und Professor für Alte Geschichte und Papyrologie an der Universität Wien." --ITALY-– l) Museo Egizio Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123, Torino URL * “Nel laboratorio dello studioso” [In the Researcher’s Workshop] date: 26 April 2021 – 1 June 2022 A cycle of temporary exhibitions meant to introduce visitors to the research carried on daily on the objects on display in the galleries of the Museo Egizio and kept in its storerooms. Every two months, a new artifact will be placed under the magnifying glass to reveal unseen details and yet untold stories. info: URL URL With a calendar regarding the objects that will go on display. [update] m) Civico Museo Archeologico Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milano * "Sotto il cielo di Nut - Egitto Divino" [Under the sky of Nut - Divine Egypt] [new] date: 11 March 2020 - 30 January 2022 [2nd prolongation; was: till 28 March 2021] [new] info: URL --FRANCE-- [update] f) Musée Champollion 45 rue Champollion, 38450 Vif * Opening of the new museum date: 29 May 2021 - ongoing [new] info: French press reports at URL URL --SPAIN-- [update] b) Fund. Cidade da Cultura de Galicia Monte Gaiás s/n, 15707 Santiago de Compostela * "Faraón, Rei de Exipto" / "Faraón. Rey de Egipto" [Pharaoh. King of Egypt] date: 26 March 2021 - 15 August 2021 [new] info: Spanish press reports at URL "Desde la apertura de la muestra «Faraón. Rei de Exipto» el pasado 26 de marzo, un total de 20.600 personas recorrieron la planta del museo de la Cidade da Cultura (Santiago) (...)" URL With a few photos. URL --JAPAN-- a) Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art 124 Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8344 URL * "Ancient Egypt – The Creation of the World" date: April 17, 2021 – June 27, 2021 Exhibition about gods, creation, and afterlife, with 130 artefacts on loan from the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung Berlin. Earlier at the Edo-Tokyo Museum (November 21, 2020 - April 4, 2021); will travel to Shizuoka and (again) Tokyo. info: URL info: URL info: German blog report at URL g) Tokyu Bunkamura, Inc. = Leiden 2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8507 URL * “Egypt, Land of Discoveries” date: April 16, 2021 – June 27, 2021 Exhibition with 270 objects on loan from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (250 pharaonic antiquities and 20 19th century plates). Most recenly it was at the Aichi Prefectureal Museum of Art, Nagoya (September 19, 2020 – December 6, 2020) and the Shizuoka City Museum of Art (December 19, 2020 – March 31, 2021), and it will travel to Sendai City Museum, Sendai (July 9, 2021 - September 5, 2021), Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, Yamaguchi (September 18, 2021 - November 7, 2021), and Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe (November 2021 - February 2022). info: URL URL info: URL info: URL --RUSSIA-- [update] a) The State Hermitage Museum 2, Dvortsovaya Ploshchad, 190000 Sint Petersburg * "The Mummy Changes its Name" [new] date: 15 September 2021 - 12 December 2021 [postponed; was: 2 July 2021 – 31 August 2021] info: URL 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--- [Submitted by Jan Bailey and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "110 tombs [read: graves] spanning back to three different ancient Egyptian eras discovered in Egypt’s Dakahlia [Governate in the Nile Delta]" URL "The archaeological mission working in Kom Al-Khalejan [Kom el-Khelgan] area, Dakahlia Governorate, headed by Sayed Al-Talhawi, succeeded in uncovering 110 tombs dating back to three different ancient eras. (..) Among the tombs that were found are 68 tombs dating back to the era of the Lower Egyptian [Buto I and II] civilization and five tombs from the era of Naqada III civilization, as well as 37 tombs from the era of the Hyksos. (...) The mission also found a group of ovens and stoves and the remains of mud-brick foundations; pottery vessels; amulets and scarabs, some of which were made of semi-precious stones; and jewelry such as earrings." With descriptions of the burials and lots of photos. -- Other English press reports with photos: URL URL URL -- French press report: URL -- Spanish press reports: URL URL [For earlier finds (same periods) at this site in January 2019 and February 2020, see EEF NEWS (1065) and EEF NEWS (1120). AKE] * Press report: "Scientists Find First Evidence on Dental Surgeries in Ancient Egypt" URL "A virtual autopsy of the Osirmose's mummy, the [dyn 25] doorkeeper of the Temple of Re, revealed several medical interventions in the mouth area that likely took place throughout the life of Osirmose. This is the first evidence on the use of oral surgeries in Ancient Egypt. The studied mummy belongs to the Royal Museum of Art and History in Belgium. (..)" -- The original research article (Open Access): Raphael Olszewski, et al, "Medical and dental hidden treasures and secrets of 2700-year-old Egyptian mummy: Osirmose - the doorkeeper of the Temple of Re," in: Nemesis (Negative Effects in Medical Sciences) vol. 17, no. 1 (April 2021), pp. 1-38 URL "The present study provides the first evidence of a tooth removal site, and of oral surgery procedures previously conducted in a 2700-year-old Egyptian embalmed mummy. We found traces of dental root removal, and the opening of a tooth-related osteolytic lesion before the person’s death. (..)" * Press report: "Egypt’s Center of Documentation & Studies on Ancient Egypt celebrates its 65th anniversary" URL Detailing the Centre's work, to record and study Egyptian antiquities, monuments, and archaeological areas, and to publish and preserve scientific publications and archives. [Next twelve items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "World's first pregnant ancient Egyptian mummy has been discovered: 2,000-year-old corpse found in Thebes was 28 weeks into her pregnancy when she died, scans reveal" URL "(..) Experts from the Polish Academy of Sciences, working as part of the Warsaw Mummy Project aimed at scanning all mummies in museums, worked to discover more about the woman, thought to be in her 20s. Through a combination of CT scans and X-rays, the team discovered the remains of a foetus, about 26 to 30 weeks old, inside the woman - the first time a pregnant mummy has been discovered. (...)" With many photos and a video. -- Polish press report: URL Includes a slideshow. -- Another English press report: URL -- Spanish press report: URL -- The original research article (only abstract for free): Wojciech Ejsmond, et al, "A pregnant ancient egyptian mummy from the 1st century BC", in: Journal of Archaeological Science, In Press (April 2021) URL * Press report: "Das Land der Düfte" URL "Dora Goldsmith rekonstruiert altägyptische Duftstoffe – die Doktorandin möchte herausfinden, welche Rolle Gerüche im Reich der Pharaonen spielten. (..)" * Press report: "Der Keil in der Forschung" URL "Ein Dilemma entzweit die Fachwelt: Wer illegal beschaffte Keilschrifttafeln übersetzt, arbeitet den Raubgräbern zu. Doch soll man deswegen auf wichtige Erkenntnisse verzichten? (...) Wer ein Stück mit fragwürdiger Herkunft wissenschaftlich bearbeitet, so lautet das Argument, der macht sich unwillkürlich mitschuldig am illegalen Handel. (...) Ein Artefakt, dessen Inschrift von einem bekannten Wissenschaftler übersetzt oder gar publiziert wurde, hat eine größere Chance, verkauft zu werden und höhere Preise zu erzielen, als eines ohne Übersetzung. (...) Wie es um das Dunkelfeld des illegalen Handels in Deutschland bestellt ist, hat das 2019 beendete Forschungsprojekt ILLICID zu erhellen versucht. In seinem Abschlussbericht heißt es, dass nur rund zwei Prozent der Antiken auf dem deutschen Markt eine verifizierbare, lückenlose Provenienz vorweisen konnten. Alle anderen waren mindestens problematisch. (...) Viele ägyptische Papyri auf dem Markt sind illegal ausgegraben und aus dem Land geschmuggelt worden." * Press report: "Reines et souveraines d’Égypte" URL "Si l’histoire les [les reines] a cachées derrière la figure des pharaons, elles ont eu un rôle non négligeable dans la civilisation égyptienne. Elles se nomment Hatchepsout, Néfertiti, Tiyi et la plus connue : Cléopâtre. Florence Quentin fait le point sur l’histoire de ces souveraines loin des clichés hollywoodiens. La reine d’Égypte avait-elle un rôle qui dépassait celui du symbolique et du religieux ? - Était-elle définie uniquement dans sa relation au roi ? - Comment la souveraine était-elle représentée ? - A-t-on des traces d’une action politique menée par une femme de la famille royale ?" Includes an audio report "Les reines d'Egypte antique" [43:09 mins.] * Press report: "V pohlade na náboženstvo boli Egyptania velmi pragmatickí" URL Czech report: an interview with Egyptologist Martin Odler on the recent discovery of a "Lost City", his researches and the Prague exhibition "Sons of the Sun". He mentions that a catalogue of the exhibition is being prepared which "may be more important than the exhibition itself in these times". * Press report: "Queerness im Land der Pharaonen" URL "Die Spekulationen sind zahlreich: In welcher Beziehung standen wohl die beiden gemeinsam in Sakkara begrabenen Männer [Nianchchnum und Chnumhotep] zueinander? (..)" * Press reports: "Cinquanta sfumature di lapislazzuli: 6.11 Amore e desiderio nell'antico Egitto. Il valore storico e artistico del Pornopapiro di Torino" URL A new article in the series by Francesco Tiradritti; for previous articles, see EEF NEWS 1179-1181. * Press report: "Il villaggio operaio di Deir el-Medina" URL "Cercheremo adesso di analizzare le funzioni e l’operato di una delle figure più importanti della comunità operaia: lo scriba della tomba. Nell’antico Egitto la percentuale di scolarizzazione era molto bassa: presso la comunità di Deir el-Medina, nella quale erano presenti figure con un alto livello di specializzazione, raggiunse in età ramesside all’incirca il 7%." * Press report: "Los grandes hallazgos de la arqueología espacial, la disciplina que está 'reescribiendo la historia'" URL "La investigadora estadounidense Sarah Parcak publica un ensayo en el que desvela los descubrimientos que se están registrando gracias a las imágenes por satélite. (..)" * Press report: "Il Museo Egizio di Torino riapre con un progetto espositivo dedicato alla ricerca" URL "Il Museo Egizio di Torino ha riaperto i battenti e propone ai visitatori un particolare progetto espositivo, dal titolo 'Nel laboratorio dello studioso'. Si tratta di un ciclo di cinque piccole mostre che intende offrire un approfondimento specifico su alcuni reperti della collezione. Non più dunque 'mostre blockbuster' - spiega il direttore del Museo, Christian Greco, ma un progetto che ha lo scopo di avvicinare giovani e non alla ricerca. (...)" -- Another press report: "Museo Egizio, focus sulla ricerca e nuova illuminazione" URL "Il Museo Egizio è pronto a riaprire il 26 aprile oltre che con la sua collezione e la mostra 'Archeologia Invisibile', anche con un nuovo progetto espositivo e un nuovo impianto di illuminazione. Per l'ingresso in museo sarà obbligatoria la prenotazione online con almeno un giorno di anticipo." * Press report: "Il Museo Egizio e il Tempio di Ellesija – Parte 1" URL "Nel settembre del 1970 il Museo Egizio può mostrare ai suoi visitatori una nuova acquisizione proveniente da un’area geografica che i più fanno fatica a collocare nel planisfero del mondo: la Nubia, in pratica l’attuale Sudan del Nord. Si tratta di un tempio dedicato ad Horo di Maiam e alla sua paredra Satet voluto dal grande sovrano Thutmosi III e realizzato per suo conto da Nehi, viceré di Nubia. (..)" * Press report: "Alla scoperta delle mummie di Pavia" URL "Una conferenza di Sabina Malgora organizzata dalla Sistema Museale d’Ateneo e dal Museo di Archeologia dell’Università" [May 4, Zoom lecture] --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Bob Bianchi and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "In the tombs of Saqqara, new discoveries are rewriting ancient Egypt’s history" URL Overview of discoveries in Saqqara during the last year, starting with Queen Neit, a 'new' wife of King Teti. -- French version of this press report: URL -- Another, somewhat similar, English press report, but with a link to tourism: URL -- Another, somewhat similar, Dutch press report, also about recent finds as PR for tourism: URL Featuring Daniel Soliman (RMO Leiden). --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entry at the "Egypt Centre Collection" blog of Dr Ken Griffin: -- "The Village of Deir el-Medina [- guest post by Sandra Ottens]" (April 26) URL * New entry at the Digital Epigraphy blog: -- "Project: Documenting the Amenhotep III Wall Scene LD177 at Luxor Temple (Part 4) - From Model Creation to Presentation" (April 22) URL -- "Tutorial: Let's Talk About… …Sun and Shadow - A Fundamental Update on Drawing Drop Shadow Transitions in Photoshop" (April 29) URL * New entry at the blog of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology: -- "From the Archives #65 [- photographs of Francis Kelsey's trip to Dimé (Soknopaiou Nesos) in 1920]" (April 27) URL +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- [Next two items submitted by Bob Bianchi] * John D.M. Green, Ros Henry (eds.), Olga Tufnell’s 'Perfect Journey': Letters and photographs of an archaeologist in the Levant and Mediterranean.UCL Press, 2021. 416 pp. Hb, ISBN 978-1-78735-904-8, £50.00 / Pb, ISBN: 978-1-78735-905-5, £30.00. TOC at URL "Olga Tufnell (1905–85) was a British archaeologist working in Egypt, Cyprus and Palestine in the 1920s and 1930s, a period often described as a golden age of archaeological discovery. For the first time, this book presents Olga’s account of her experiences in her own words. Based largely on letters home, the text is accompanied by dozens of photographs that shed light on personal experiences of travel and dig life at this extraordinary time. (..)" N.B. The book is also available in Open Access (free PDF version). * Luc Courtois (ed.), Les études orientales à l’Université de Louvain depuis 1834. Hommes et réalisations. Éditions Safran, 2021. 484 pp. ISBN 978-2-87457-124-4. EUR 67,00. TOC at URL "Cet ouvrage retrace le parcours, depuis 1834, des grands chercheurs et enseignants dans le domaine de l’orientalisme à l’Université de Louvain (Belgique). (...)" --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- * Open Access Publications of the Austrian Academy of Sciences: URL Among them (see each Online Edition tab): -- Peter Jánosi, Giza in der 4. Dynastie. Die Baugeschichte und Belegung einer Nekropole des Alten Reiches. Band I: Die Mastabas der Kernfriedhöfe und die Felsgräber. Wien, 2004. URL -- Ulrich Luft, Urkunden zur Chronologie der späten 12. Dynastie: Briefe aus Illahun. Wien, 2006. URL -- Bettina Bader, Material Culture and Identities in Egyptology. Wien, 2021. [cf. EEFNEWS (1177)] URL -- And several others, like Tell el-Dab'a XXII and XIV, and Across Borders I and II. [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * New addition to "Ägyptologische Literatur - digital" of the University of Heidelberg: -- H. Schack-Schackenburg, Das Buch von den zwei Wegen des seligen Toten (Zweiwegebuch). Texte aus der Pyramidenzeit nach einem im Berliner Museum bewahrten Sargboden des Mittleren Reiches, Leipzig, 1903. - 52 pp., 12 pls. - pdf-file (normal: 26 MB; large: 97 MB) URL --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- * Claroscuro: Revista del Centro de Estudios sobre Diversidad Cultural (CEDCU) -- vols. 1 (2001), 8 (2009), 11-19 (2012-2020) URL Has a several articles on ancient history (ANE), but notably listed here for vol. 19 no. 2 (2020), "Nuevas tendencias en Egiptología". [To download an article, click on it and then look for the "Descargar este archivo PDF" link.] * New entry added to the online UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology: -- "Meroe and Egypt", by Josefine Kuckertz URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- * TBA +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list, without (&).] * (&) Bei der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz ist im Ägyptischen Museum und Papyrussammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz - zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine Stelle als Restaurator*in (m/w/d) (...) zu besetzen. (...) Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst die konservatorische und restauratorische Betreuung von Objekten aus der pharaonischen bis christlichen Zeit: Papyrus, Pergament, Leder und arabisches Hadernpapier. (...) Deadline for applications: 27 March 2021. URL * (&) The Middle Kingdom Theban Project, a research and fieldwork initiative at the University of Alcalá (UAH, Madrid), invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral position in the project, tenable from 19th April 2021. The project is looking for a researcher interested on the administration, toponymy, and inscriptions from the First Intermediate Period and/or the Middle Kingdom. Initial work for the project can be developed online. Call date for applications: 1–28 March 2021. Information on the project: URL Further info on the job position: URL * (&) The Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies seeks to employ as soon as possible and until 31 December 2025 a Curatorial Coordinator (...) for the practical and content-related coordination of the exhibition project “Slavery in Context” (...). Profile: completed university degree (Master, Magister, possibly PhD) in a discipline related to museum and material culture studies, such as anthropology, archaeology, and art history (...). Applications are invited before 31 March 2021 (..). Full information (English and German): URL URL [Egyptologists are especially encouraged to send their applications. FF] * (&) The Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae project ("Structure and Transformation in the Vocabulary of the Egyptian Language") and the academy's IT team at the Berlin- Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Berlin, Germany) is looking for a Research Software Engineering in the Digital Humanities with experience in programming esp. in Java. A reasonable competence in English or in German is desired. Deadline for applications is March 25, 2021. Information: URL Information on the project: URL * (&) The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester invites applications for a full-time lectureship post in Egyptology, within the Department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology, and Egyptology (CAHAE), tenable from September 1st, 2021. (...) Closing date for applications: 08 March 2021. URL ---GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) The Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) annually awards two prizes to the best BA and (res)MA thesis on the ancient Near East (incl. Egypt) at a Dutch university in the current academic year. A call for submissions is open from 1 June to 1 October each year. URL * (&) Overview of NINO Funding Opportunities aimed at students/ researchers of the Ancient Near East incl. Egypt (Mobility Grants, Conference and Fieldwork Subsidies, etc). URL --AWARDS, PRIZES & CONTESTS-- * (&) ASTENE Postgraduate Research Competition The Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE) invites proposals for the inaugural Postgraduate Research Competition. This competition is intended to reward the most promising and engaging research in the interdisciplinary and cross-period fields of Near Eastern studies and travel history. For full details, see the Call for Papers at URL --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society classes: -- Hieroglyphs for False Beginners Part 4 with focus on Collier and Manley Chapter 5 - major new grammar, reading of funerary stelae (not suitable for absolute beginners). Tutor: John Billman, via Zoom Date/Time: Wednesday 6-8pm (UK time) for 5 weeks from Wednesday April 14th, 2021 Cost: £37.50 Booking: URL -- Hieroglyphs for Improvers Part 5 with focus on Collier & Manley Chapter 7 – participles, reviewing relative forms. Tutor: John Billman, via Zoom Date/Time: Thursdays 7-9pm (UK time) for 5 weeks from Thursday April 15th, 2021 Cost: £45 Booking: URL -- The Old Kingdom Part 5 – Exploring Dynasty 5. Tutor: John Billman, via Zoom Date/Time: Wednesdays 2-4pm (UK time) for 5 weeks from Wednesday April 14th, 2021 Cost: £40. Booking: URL * (&) Workers' Educational Association classes: -- Ancient Egyptian Treasures in the Museums of the World Tutor: John Billman, via WEA Canvas and WEA Zoom Date/Time: Thutsdays 5-6.30pm for 5 weeks from Thursday April 15th 2021 Cost: £24.00 Booking: (openen to UK residents only) URL * (&) Bloomsbury Summer School is offering short intensive courses and study days on ancient Egypt (and beyond). This year delivery is online in March, April, and June, and by July, teaching will hopefully be face-to-face in London, as well as online. Subjects to be covered include: -- Beginning, intermediate, and advanced hieroglyphs (including Ptolemaic and Roman Period texts) -- Beginning and intermediate Coptic -- Religion, funerary practices, and magic in Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman Egypt -- Statuary, and stone tools and technologies -- Recent discoveries in the Royal Cache Wadi For details and enrolment information visit URL or email Dr Kathryn E. Piquette at URL * (&) The Egypt Centre, Swansea, short course "Thebes: The City of 100 Gates" Starting 21 March 2021; £40 for 5 weeks In order to be as accessible as possible, this course will be run twice, with both sessions taking place live via Zoom: - Sunday evenings 6–8pm (UK time) - Wednesday mornings 10am–noon (UK time) Abstract and booking at URL * (&) Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago Online Class: "Continuing Egyptian Hieroglyphs" (8 weeks, Live via Zoom and class are also recorded for participants to watch later). Thursdays, February 18–April 8, 2021, 7pm–9pm CST (Chicago) Instructor: Foy Scalf, PhD, Head of the Research Archives and Research Associate, Oriental Institute "Have you had an introduction to Egyptian hieroglyphs and want to learn more? Have you worked through a basic textbook on your own and would like additional instruction so that you can read ancient Egyptian texts independently? If so, then this course is for you!" Link: URL * (&) Spring Term Egyptology Classes of the Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society (TVAES) and the Workers Educational Association (WEA): -- TVAES January Class on Wednesdays 2pm-4pm from January 13th 2021 for 5 weeks: "The Old Kingdom Part 3 – The apogee of the Pyramid Age" with John Billman £40 for Non-Members, booking on this link (enter details as required): URL -- WEA Class on Mondays 2pm-4pm from January 11th for 12 weeks: "Ramesses, Nefertari and Abu Simbel: Exploring Ramesside Egypt" with John Billman Fully Booked, but waiting list URL -- WEA Class on Tuesdays 2pm-4pm from January 12th for 10 weeks: "An Exploration of Ancient Nubia from Prehistory to the Black Pharaohs" with John Billman URL -- WEA Class on Thursdays 2pm-4pm from January 14th for 10 weeks: "From Alexander to Cleopatra: An exploration of Ptolemaic Egypt" with John Billman URL -- WEA Class on Thursdays 5pm-6.30pm from January 14th for 10 weeks: "Ancient Egypt: From Psamtek to Alexander the Great" with John Billman URL --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * TBA --TRIPS&TOURS-- * TBA +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV&RADIO-- [Next two items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- Arte, May 1, 2021, 10:50-11:30 "Geschichte schreiben: Die Büste der Nofretete, Geburt einer Ikone" * Mediathek Arte / Médiathèque Arte: -- "Geschichte schreiben: Die Büste der Nofretete, Geburt einer Ikone" URL -- "Faire l'histoire: Le buste de Néfertiti, naissance d'une icône" URL Online until June 29, 2021 --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --SOFTWARE & APPS-- * (&) Serge Rosmorduc has just released version 7.4.2 of JSesh. It offers a more powerful search system. As usual, it can be downloaded from URL * (&) The Unicode font New Athena Unicode (URL) now supports the new Unicode 12.0 characters U+A7BC - LATIN CAPITAL LETTER GLOTTAL I U+A7BD - LATIN SMALL LETTER GLOTTAL I alias "Egyptological Yod" (URL). Cf. the table in Egyptological Transliteration in Unicode, PID: URL. --ONLINE AUDIO&VIDEO-- * Videos of e-lectures organized by The Explorers Club: -- "Ancient Egyptian Astrology", by Rosalind Park (11 April 2021) [1 h] URL -- "Women in Predynastic Egypt", by Dr. Joanne Backhouse (11 April 2021) [1 h 38 mins.] URL * Video of an e-lecture at the Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst: -- "Altägyptische VIPs: Taharqa - Der Schwarze Pharao", by Christian Perzlmeier (27 April 2021) [35 mins.] URL --MUSIC & THEATRE--- * TBA --MISCELLANEOUS-- * TBA +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA +++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --VIRTUAL LECTURES AND CONFERENCES (mostly via ZOOM)--- [International conferences are listed first, followed by local lectures.] a) Universidad de Alcala (UAH) * I Congreso Iberoamericano de Jóvenes Investigadores en Egiptología (ICIJIE 2021) Deadline for abstracts of papers (Spanish or Portuguese) is 15 February 2021. date: 6-8 September 2021 place: held online info: email info: Call for Papers at URL b) Berliner Arbeitskreises Junge Aegyptologie * 11. Treffen des Berliner Arbeitskreises Junge Aegyptologie (BAJA 11): "Diskurs: Akteure – Gegenstand – Beziehungen" Deadline for abstracts of (German) papers is 1 March 2021. date: 6-8 May 2021 place: held (mostly) online info: email info: Call for Papers at URL c) Egyptological Conference in Copenhagen (ECC) * Online (Zoom) conference: "The Egyptological Conference in Copenhagen 2021" Theme is trade and administration in Ancient Egypt. Deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 1st of March 2021. date: May 4-6, 2021 costs: free and open to all info: email info: Call for Papers (docx-file) at URL d) Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz FB 07, Institut für Altertumswissenschaften – Ägyptologie Hegelstraße 59, 55122 Mainz * 52. Ständige Ägyptolog*innen-Konferenz (SÄK 2021 [was: SÄK 2020]): "Ägyptologie 2021 [was: Ägyptologie 2020]" date: 9-11 July 2021 [postponed; was: 17-19 July 2020] place: held online info: email info: URL e) W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem & The American Research Center in Egypt, Cairo & The Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections, Amman & The Centre for Ancient Cultural Heritage & Environment, Macquarie University, Sydney * Online (Zoom) Conference: "Egypt and the Mediterranean World from the Late Fourth through the Third Millennium BC)" date: 18, 20, 24, and 27 May 2021 costs: free; registration required for each date seperately info: programme and booking at URL f) Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) * Online (Zoom) Conference: "Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) 2020-2021" Organised by the Department of Meditarranean Studies of the University of the Aegean (Aegean Egyptology research group and the Laboratory for the Ancient World of the Eastern Mediterranean) and the Current Research in Egyptology (UK). date: 9-16 May 2021 [was: 13-17 May 2021] [postponed; was: 26–30 September 2020] place: held online [was: University of the Aegean, Rhodes] costs: free for attendees. info: URL info: email info: the preliminary programme is now online at URL Local time in Greece (UTC/GMT +2:00 hours). g) Hungarian Egyptian Friendship Society * Online conference: "Plants for health from ancient Egypt to present day" Deadline for abstracts is 30 May 2021. date: October 14-15, 2021 info: Call for Papers at URL i) - j) University of Birmingham * Online (Zoom) conference: 7th Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Biography in ancient Egypt" Abstracts of papers are invited before 16th April 2021. date: 21st May 2021 [postponed; was: 29th May 2020] info: URL info: URL (abstracts) k) - l) - m) - n) - o) - p) - q) - r) Egyptological Society of Stockholm (EFIS) URL * Online (Zoom) lecture: "Moving the Luxor Obelisk", by Bob Brier date: 29 April 2021; 18:30 CET costs: free, but registration in advance is needed at: URL info: abstract at URL s) - t) Yale Egyptology * Online lecture series Spring 2021 (Cycle 2) date: February 2021 - May 2021 costs: free; registration required at URL u) AUC Egyptology * Online (Zoom) lecture: "Life at a Middle Kingdom Amethyst Mine: Archaeology of Site 5, Wadi el-Hudi", by Meredith Brand date: April 26, 2021; 07:00 PM (Cairo) info: abstract and booking at URL v) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society * Online (Zoom) lecture: "An Update from the Petrie Museum," by Anna Garnett date: 29 April 2021; 19:45 UTC+2 costs: £5 for both SAES Members and for non-Members info: abstract and booking at URL * Online (Zoom) lecture: "Exploring The Dynastic Town And Temple Enclosure Of Hierakonpolis," by Liam McNamara date: 15 May 2021; 14:45 UTC+2 costs: £3 for SAES Members, £6 for non-Members info: abstract and booking at URL * Online (Zoom) lecture: "Circulating Artefacts: An online platform against the looting and sale of illicit antiquities," by Marcel Marée date: 19 June 2021; 14:45 UTC+2 costs: £3 for SAES Members, £6 for non-Members info: abstract and booking at URL w) - x) - z) - za) Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte ancienne / Chapitre de Montréal * Online (Zoom) lecture: "Les Palais en Égypte ancienne," by Dr Margarita Danilova (Université de Montpellier 3) date: 24 April 2021; 13h00 (Montréal) info: abstract and link at URL zb) Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities / Toronto Chapter * Online (Zoom) lecture: "The South Asasif Conservation Project (SACP) - 2019 Ceiling Project Field Season Results," by Taylor Woodcock (PhD Candidate at the U. of Toronto) date: Thursday, April 29, 2021; 7pm (Eastern Time, Canada) info: abstract and registration link at URL * Online (Zoom) lecture: "New Discoveries at the Hatnub Alabaster Quarries", by Dr. Roland Enmarch (University of Liverpool, England) date: Saturday, May 8, 2021; 1:00 pm (Eastern Time, Canada) info: abstract and registration link at URL zc) Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, University of Memphis, hosts the * Online (Youtube) lecture: "Something Old, Something New: Uses and Abuses of Egyptian Statues," by Tom Hardwick (Consulting Curator of Egyptology, Houston Museum of Natural Science) date: Thursday, April 15th, 2021; 7:00 p.m. CST Discusses the methods and motives behind alterations to ancient Egyptian statues from the New Kingdom to the present day. costs: free info: URL zd) - ze) Manchester Ancient Egypt Society * Online (Zoom) lecture: "A Place Badly Concealed. Newest Research on the Royal Cache Wadi, Luxor," by José-Ramón Pérez-Accino Joint lecture with KNH Centre. date: 10 May 2021; 7:30 (20:30 CEST) costs: all welcome; tickets £5 info: abstract and booking at URL * Online (Zoom) Study Day: "Egypt, Israel and the Rise of the Empires: The rise and fall of the Assyrians, Babylonians and Persians" Speakers are Michael Tunnicliffe and Sarah Griffiths. date: Saturday, 22 May 2021; 9:30 am - 4 pm (10:30 - 17:00 CEST) costs: MAES members £20; guests £30 info: abstract and booking form at URL zf) American University in Cairo * Online (Zoom) Lecture: "Life at a Middle Kingdom Amethyst Mine: Archaeology of Site 5, Wadi el-Hudi", by Meredith Brand date: April 26, 2021; 07:00 PM (Cairo Time) info: abstract and registration at URL --USA-- a) American Research Center in Egypt * TBA b) ARCE/New York Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2020; 6:00 PM place: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 15 East 84th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), New York, New York costs: free; RSVP required at URL c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2020; 7:30 p.m. place: Room 238, Smith Memorial Student Center, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon costs: free admission; open to the public info: lecture abstract at URL d) ARCE/ Northern California Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2020; 3 pm place: Room 20, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley Campus info: email info: URL e) - f) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date: ...., 2020; 1pm - 5pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeoolgy and Anthropology, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA info: URL g) Yale University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) * TBA date: December 2020 - January 2021 place: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: .., 2020; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2020; 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: ...2020; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date:... 2020; 10h - 16h place: UQAM, local PK-5115, Départ. de Mathématiques, 201 ave du Président-Kennedy (métro Place-des-Arts, sortie Jeanne-Mance), Montréal, QC H2X 3Y7 costs: 15$ membre-étudiant; 25$ membre; 30$ non-membre info: email * TBA date: ..., 2020; 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: ..., 2020; 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 --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * BM Annual Egyptological Colloquium: "The Art of Embalming. Practice, evolution and materiality" date: 2–3 September 2021 [postponed; was: 10-11 September 2020] info: call for papers at URL info: URL * The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology: TBA date: TBA place: BP Lecture Theatre b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * TBA date: ... 2020; 18.30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: free to members, guests welcome info: email c) - d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * TBA date: .. 2020; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 costs: free for members, £2.00 for non-members. info: URL e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ... 2020; 1.30pm, for a 2pm start - 4.30pm place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Redbridge Lane Entrance, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 0XN costs: Saturday Meeting fees - Adult Members £3.00, Adult non members £6.00 info: email info: abstract at URL * TBA date: .... 2020; 1.30pm, for a 2pm start - 4.30pm place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Redbridge Lane Entrance, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 0XN costs: Saturday Meeting fees - Adult Members £3.00, Adult non members £6.00 info: email info: abstract at URL f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Swansea University * TBA date: ... 2020; 7.00pm place: The Mall Room, Taliesin Create, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, £3.00 non-members info: telephone 01792 295960 g) Manchester Ancient Egypt Society (MAES) URL * TBA date: ... 2020; doors open at 6:30pm for a 7.00pm start place: Manchester Conference Centre / Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB. costs: everyone welcome h) - i) Essex Egyptology Group * TBA j) - k) Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB * The Glanville Lecture 2020: "Neferiti in the tomb of Tutankhamun", by Dr Nicholas Reeves date: TBA [postponed; was: 29 April 2020] place: Lecture Room 9, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge costs: free, but booking is required; email to email info: URL l) - m) - n) - o) - p) - q) Egyptian Society Taunton * TBA date: ... 2020; 2.00pm start, the door opens at 1.45 place: The Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4EP costs: £6 for members and £7.50 for non-members info: URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 2pm start. place: Devon Archaeological Society, Dix's Field, Exeter, EX1 1QA. costs: members £6, non-members £7.50 info: email * TBA date: ... 2020; 2pm start. place: St James Church, St James Street, Taunton, Somerset costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £8 info: URL r) - s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 1:45pm place: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum (Lecture Room), Glasgow G3 8AG costs: £4 members, £6 non-members (membership can be taken out /renewed at the door or see website) info: email info: URL URL Twitter: @EgyptScotland t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society (Oxon, Berks, Bucks) URL * TBA date: .... 2020; 2.00pm place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, RG5 4JB info: email info: lecture abstract at URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 2:00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road,Woodley, RG5 4JZ info: URL --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 9:45-17:30 place: University of Amsterdam info: provisional program at URL * TBA date: .. 2020 place: Leemans-zaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden info: email b) International Association of Egyptologists * Thirteenth International Congress of Egyptologists (ICE XIII) date: 6-12 August 2023 place: Leiden info: bid prospectus at URL c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2020; 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) - e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz FB 07, Institut für Altertumswissenschaften – Ägyptologie Hegelstraße 59, 55122 Mainz * 52. Ständige Ägyptolog*innen-Konferenz (SÄK) 2020: "Ägyptologie 2021 [was: 2020]" date: 9-11 July 2021 [postponed; was: 17-19 July 2020] place: virtual [was: Mainz] info: URL info: URL b) Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Aegyptologie * 11. Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Aegyptologie (BAJA 11): "Discourse: Agents, Object, Relationships" date: 6-8 May 2021 place: TBA (partly digital) c) - d) - e) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Gabelsbergerstraße 35, München * International Conference "Perspectives on the Ramesside Military System" date: 2-3 July 2021 [2nd postponement; was: 27-28 November 2020, and was: May 29-30, 2020] place: Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Auditorium costs: registration at email info: preliminary program at URL f) Ägyptologisches Institut, Universität Heidelberg * 14th International Conference of Demotic Studies (ICDS) date: 30 August 2021 - 3 September 2021 [postponed; was: 31 August 2020 - 4 September 2020] info: email info: Erster Rundbrief at URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * TBA b) Egypt Exploration Society (EES) Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * TBA date: ... 2020; 5 pm place: Garden Room, British Council, 192 El Nil Street, Agouza, Egypt. costs: free info: abstract at URL c) Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO) 37 rue al-Cheikh Aly Youssef, Cairo, Egypt 11441 * TBA d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2020; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW, Research Centre in Cairo AND Institut français d'archéologie orientale * Conference: "Meeting the Other: Transfers and cultural interactions around the Nile Valley" Deadline for call for papers is 31st December, 2020. date: 27-29 March 2021. place: PCMA UW and IFAO, Cairo info: URL URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * TBA date: ..., 2020; 5:30 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 email * TBA date: ...January 2020; 6 pm info: email h) - i) - j) Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw Research Centre in Cairo 11 Mahalla st., Cairo –Heliopolis, Egypt * TBA date: ... 2018; 6:00 p.m. place: Research Centre in Cairo 11, Mahalla St., Heliopolis info: URL --ITALY-- a) Museo Egizio Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123, Torino * TBA date: ..., 2020; 6:00 p.m. place: Sala Conferenze, Museo Egizio di Torino costs: free and open to all info: URL b) World Congress on Mummy Studies * 10th World Congress on Mummy Studies (WMC 2020) date: 13 – 17 September 2021 [postponed; was: 31 August 2020 – 03 September 2020] place: NOI Techpark, Via Alessandro Volta, 13, 39100 Bolzano BZ info: URL c) - d) Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna * 12th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (12th ICAANE) date: 6-10 April 2021 [postponed; was: 14-18 April 2020] place: University of Bologna info: info: Second to Fourth Circular at URL e) University of Pisa * TBA date: ... 2020 place: Aula D 1, Palazzo Carità (Via Pasquale Paoli 15) – 56126 Pisa info: email info: URL f) - g) - h) University of Naples "L'Orientale" * 4th Sudan Studies Research Conference date: cancelled [was: 8 May 2020] info: Call for Papers and abstracts form at URL --FRANCE-- a) Université Littoral Côte d’Opale * Conference "Mariette, deux siècles après" Abstracts of papers are invited before 30th of September 2019 (#). date: 20th-21st May 2021 place: Centre Universitaire du Musée, ULCO, 34 Grande Rue, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer info: email b) Comité international pour l’Égyptologie (CIPEG) International Committees of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) URL * CIPEG Annual Meeting 2021 “Egypt, Sudan and Abroad” date: winter 2021 [postponed; was: 7-11 December 2020] place: Paris c) Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) * "Origins.7: Seventh International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt" Abstracts of papers are invited before 15th November 2021. date: 12-16 September 2022 [2nd postponement; was: 6-10 September 2021] [1st postponement; was: 7-11 September 2020] place: Auditorium, Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), 2 Rue Vivienne - 75002 Paris info: URL info: email info: First Circular [with old dates] at URL --SWEDEN-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) Team Pyramids & Progress * Symposium: "Pyramids and Progress. Perspectives on the Entanglement of Imperialisms and Early Egyptology (1800-1950)." Abstracts of papers or posters can be sent in until 1 March 2021. date: 8-10 November 2021 place: Palace of the Academies, Brussels info: URL info: email --SPAIN-- a) - b) Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (UAH) Pza. San Diego, s/n, 28801 - Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 09:00-20:00 h. place: Universidad de Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid), Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Salón de actos c) University of Jaén * "8th International Conference 'Old Kingdom Art & Archaeology'" (OKAA 8) date: June 2022 [postponed; was: June 2021] --AUSTRALIA-- a) - --DENMARK-- a) - --SWITZERLAND-- a) - --GREECE-- a) Hellênnikon Institouton Aigyptiologias (Hellenic Institute of Egyptology) * TBA info: email info: URL --AUSTRIA-- a) - --POLAND-- a) National Museum of Warsaw * 5th Sudan Studies Research Conference Abstracts of papers and poster are invited before 31 March 2021. date: 4 September 2021 place: partly in Warsaw and partly online. info: URL --SLOVAKIA-- a) Egypt and Austria Society * Conference: Egypt and Austria XIII date: October 2021 [postponed; was: 21-25 October 2020] place: Topolcianky info: URL --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Czech Institute of Egyptology Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague * Conference "Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2020" date: TBA, 2021 [postponed; was: June 29, 2020 - July 3, 2020] place: Charles University costs: EUR 120 (registered speakers/poster presenters EUR 100; students EUR 80); registration (before June 14) at URL info: URL b) World Archaeological Congress URL * 9th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-9 2020) The call for sessions is open until 15 November 2019, the call for papers/posters is open until 15 December 2019. date: 4–9 July 2021 [postponed; was: 5–10 July 2020] place: Cubex Centrum, Prague info: URL --ARGENTINA-- a) - --JAPAN-- a) - --SOUTH AFRICA-- a) The Egyptian Society of South Africa URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 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) Saint Louis Art Museum One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri 63110-1380 URL * "Nubia: Treasures of Ancient Africa" date: April 18, 2021 – August 22, 2021 Exhibition of objects that illustrate 2,000 years of history of the Sudanese Nile Valley. info: URL "The exhibition presents the Nubians’ artistic achievements, including magnificent jewelry, pottery, sculpture, metalwork, and more and showcases the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Through Nubian art, the exhibition examines concepts of power, representation, and cultural bias in the ancient world, in the early 20th century, and today." b) Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 URL * “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” date: May 15, 2021 - January 2, 2022 [postponed; was: February 13, 2021 - September 19, 2021] Exhibition of more than 350 artifacts dealing with ancient Egypt. info: URL c) The Georgia Museum of Art University of Georgia 90 Carlton Street, Athens, Ga. 30602-1502 URL * "Modernism Foretold: The Nadler Collection of Late Antique Art from Egypt" date: November 5, 2020 – September 26, 2021 Exhibition of 56 Coptic objects (3rd to the 8th c. CE) from the collection of the Nadler family. info: URL "(..) On display will be 56 objects, among them a marble Corinthian capital with crosses and eagles from the Monastery of St. Menas; two sections of large tapestries used as wall hangings in churches or homes; small textile fragments which originally embellished tunics used in burials; 19 works of sculpture derived from funerary sites; and miniature bone carvings that were embedded into pieces of furniture, bridal caskets and small chests for storing jewelry and other precious items. “Modernism Foretold” draws attention to the history of the collection and to changing perceptions of late antique art from Egypt. (...)" info: English press report at URL "(..) At the turn of the century, Coptic art was viewed as a historical precursor to modernism. (..)" d) History Museum of Mobile 111 South Royal Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602 * "Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life" date: February 26, 2021 - June 27, 2021 Exhibition of more than 100 ancient Egyptian artifacts, concerning funeral practices, on loan from the Museo Egizio of Florence. Earlier at the Museum of Natural History, Halifax, Canada (February 22, 2020 - TBA, 2021) and before that at many venues in Europe. info: URL 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 * "Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt" date: postponed or cancelled [was: May 22, 2020 - TBA] Exhibition that explores the history of iconoclasm in relation to ancient Egyptian art, via nearly forty masterpieces from the Museum's collection. Earlier at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis (March 22, 2019 – August 11, 2019) and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville (January 31, 2020 – September 20, 2020). info: press release 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 * "Randal Stegmeyer: Exposing the Past" [was: "Kelsey Contemporaries: Randal Stegmeyer"] date: May 1, 2020 – January 3, 2021 Online exhibition of photographs of Kelsey Museum artefacts, made by U-M photographer Randal Stegmeyer. info: URL "The *online exhibition* opens May 1, 2020. We look forward to welcoming you to visit the exhibition in person when it is possible to reopen our galleries to the public." info: URL g) North Carolina Musem of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607 URL * “Golden Mumies of Egypt” date: February 13, 2021 – July 11 [was: 4], 2021 [2nd postponement; was: October 2020 - April 2021] [1st postponement; was: September 19, 2020 – January 10, 2021] Exhibition with 100 artefacts from Graeco-Roman Egypt, incl. 8 mummies, on loan from Manchester Museum. It will travel to other US venues untill 2022; earlier at the Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, New York (February 8, 2020 - October 18, 2020). info: URL "While we work to confirm our fall exhibitions timeline, the Golden Mummies of Egypt exhibition member presale previously scheduled for June 2nd has been postponed. We'll announce an updating on its opening and ticketing in the coming weeks." info: URL (Its stay at the Buffalo Museum of Science had been prolonged till October 18, 2020.) info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL With a video [24 mins.] with exhibition preview / virtual tour by Carolina M. Rocheleau, with Q&A session. h) Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 URL * “Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt” date: October 9, 2021 – January 16, 2022 [was: TBA] [postponed; was: August 21, 2021 – January 9, 2022] Exhibition with over 230 artefacts dealing with royal women (e.g., Nefertari, Ahmes-Nefertari, Tawosret, Hatshepsut), on loan from several museums, notably the Museo Egizio di Torino. Earlier at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco ("Reines d'Egypte", July 12, 2008 - September 10, 2008), the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden ("Koninginnen van de Nijl", 18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017), Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal (10 April 2018 - 4 November 2018), National Geographic Museum, Washington DC (“Queens of Egypt”; March 1, 2019 - September 2, 2019), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City ("Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt", November 15, 2019 - March 13, 2020); currently at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth (December 6, 2020 - March 14, 2021). info: URL info: English press report at URL "The Portland Art Museum, shuttered since March 14 because of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, is making plans to reopen in the second week of July. (..)" i) - j) Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 URL * "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition" date: February 6, 2021 - September 6, 2021 The travelling exhibition with ca. 40 human and animal mummies and ca. 85 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. It was at many venues in the USA (2015 - 2017) and Europe (2018), and most recently at the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix (February 10, 2019 - September 2, 2019) and the Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA (October 5, 2019 - January 18, 2021). info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL k) Penn Museum 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 URL * "Community Spotlight: Bronze Statue of Isis and Horus" (mini-exhibition) date: October 10, 2020 – TBA Exhibition spotlighting of a public's favorite: a bronze statue of Isis and Horus. info: URL * Opening of the Ancient Egypt and Nubia Galleries date: TBA, 2023 [was: 2022] info: English press report at URL "(..) The museum’s lower Egyptian gallery (..) closed last summer  for extensive renovations. The upper Egyptian gallery is expected to close late this year . (..)" * Opening of the Sphinx Gallery date: 16 November 2019 - Ongoing Several redesigned galleries will (re)open, with hundreds of objects going on public display for the first time: the new Mexico and Central America Gallery and the Africa Galleries, the renovated Harrison Auditorium performance hall, and the Sphinx Gallery (with the monumental Sphinx of Rameses II in a renewed Entrance hall). The new Ancient Egypt and Nubia Galleries will follow in 2023. info: URL info: URL [new] info: Sphinx Gallery info page - URL info: URL info: URL "Our Main Entrance will be completely transformed as we open up staircases and windows that have been sealed for decades, and create a new, adjacent gallery space—with our 25,000-pound sphinx of Ramses II at its heart—that will be visible as soon as you set foot inside. (..)" URL "The new Sphinx Gallery, created by removing and covering the 1915 stairs to the Harrison Auditorium, will also house objects from each curatorial section, regularly rotated displays of a single highlighted object in an elegant small circular space, and a comfortable visitor seating and orientation area, as well as a new passenger elevator." info: English press report at URL l) Houston Museum of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, Texas 77030 URL * "Ramses and the Pharaohs’ Gold" date: November 2021 - TBA Exhibition of 170 artefacts, to be held in five cities in the USA, the UK, and France, from November 2021 to January 2025. After Houston it will travel to the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum (San Francisco), the Saunders Castle (?) (Boston), the London Exhibition Hall (London), and La Grande Halle de la Villette (Paris). info: English press reports at URL With a listing of some of the objects that will be on display. URL Idem. URL Idem. URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL info: French press report at URL info: English press report at URL m) - n) - o) - p) - q) The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Met Fifth Avenue 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 URL * “Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis” date: October 11, 2017 – May 23, 2021 [3rd prolongation; was: till June 7, 2020; was: till October 21, 2019, was: till September 30, 2018] The exhibition will feature some 30 works from the excavations of the MMA in the Kharga Oasis, at sites dating to the third and seventh centuries A.D., a time of transition between the Roman and early Byzantine periods. On view will be ceramics, ostraca (pottery shards used as writing surfaces), jewelry from burials, glassware, coins, copies of frescoes with early Christian images, and early 20th-century site photography. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL r) - s) North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607 * "Golden Mummies of Egypt" date: March 6, 2021 – July 11, 2021 Exhibition with 100 artefacts from Graeco-Roman Egypt, on loan from Manchester Museum. Earlier at the Buffalo Museum of Science (February 8, 2020 - January 3, 2021); will travel to other US venues untill 2022. info: URL info: blog report at URL info: virtual lectures attached to the exhibition - URL “Sex, Art, and Death in Greco-Roman Egypt” by Dr. Campbell Price - February 13, 2021; noon URL “Learning from Egyptian Mummies”by Dr Michael R. Zimmerman - March 7, 2021; 2:00 PM t) The Saunders Castle at Park Plaza 130 Columbus Avenue, Boston MA 02116 URL * "Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" date: cancelled! [was: "opening Fall 2020"] [was: 1st postponement; was: June 13, 2020 - January 3, 2021] Exhibition to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb, with over 150 authentic[!] artifacts from KV62, 60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt. Earlier at the California Science Center, Los Angeles (March 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019), La Grande halle de la Villette, Paris (23 March 2019 - 15 September 2019). and the Saatchi Gallery, London (2 November 2019 - 3 May 2020); it was planned to travel to the Australia, Japan, Canada, South Korea, and two other unnamed countries, as part of a 10-city international tour, but COVID made an end to the tour. info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Initially Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts was approached to host Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, but it lacked sufficient display space at the appropriate time. (..)" info: English press reports at URL With video of TV report. URL With video of TV report. URL With video of TV report. URL With audio-file of radio report. URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "The temporary exhibition of King Tutankhamun entitled "Tutankhamun ...Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" will return back from London to Egypt. (...)" u) - v) - w) - x) - y) Glencairn Museum 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 URL * “Sacred Adornment: Jewelry as Belief in Ancient Egypt” date: February 29, 2020 - November 8, 2020 AND January 19, 2021 - October 31, 2021 [prolongation; was: till November 1, 2020] Exhibition with ancient Egyptian jewelry in the Museum's collection, exploring how it was used by both the living and the dead to adorn, to protect, and to express devotion to the divine. info: URL z) Kimbell Art Museum 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 URL * “Queen Nefertari’s Egypt” date: December 6, 2020 - March 14, 2021 [was: November 15, 2020 – March 28, 2021] Exhibition with over 230 artefacts dealing with royal women (e.g., Nefertari, Ahmes-Nefertari, Tawosret, Hatshepsut), on loan from several museums, notably the Museo Egizio di Torino. Also includes a reconstruction of a room of Nefertari's tomb. Earlier at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco ("Reines d'Egypte", July 12, 2008 - September 10, 2008), the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden ("Koninginnen van de Nijl", 18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017), Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal (10 April 2018 - 4 November 2018), National Geographic Museum, Washington DC (“Queens of Egypt”; March 1, 2019 - September 2, 2019) and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City ("Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt", November 15, 2019 - March 29, 2020). info: URL "(..) some 230 exceptional objects, including statues, jewelry, vases, papyrus, steles, mummies, wooden coffins, and stone sarcophagi, as well as tools and various items of daily life from the artisan village of Deir-el-Medina (..)" [It is not clear if the exhibition has been slimmed down. AKE] info: English press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL [new] info: English press reports at URL URL "Installation of the exhibition itself presented challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a normal installation staff member from the Museo Egizio would have been in Fort Worth to help unpack the objects, But with travel bans and quarantines that was impossible. Enter the darling technology of COVID-19 – Zoom. So around a dozen people in Fort Worth would be on a Zoom call with staff members at the museum in Italy, being guided from overseas in the unpacking and set up, Casler Price said. It took five weeks, she said, starting at 6 a.m. because of the time difference." info: virtual tour of the exhibition - URL info: catalog of the exhibition: Queen Nefertari's Egypt, USD 16.95 URL info: Italian press report at URL info: video [53 mins.] of an exhibition tour by curator Jennifer Casler Price - URL info: video [59 mins.] of the Inaugural Lecture by Christian Greco - URL --CANADA-- a) - b) Musée canadien de l’Histoire / Canadian Museum of History 100, rue Laurier, Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8 URL URL * “Reines d’Égypte” date: 19 May 2021 - 29 August 2021 [2nd postponement; was: 8 May 2020 - 12 October 2020] [1st postponement; was: 10 April 2020 - 4 November 2020] Exhibition with over 350 artefacts dealing with royal women (e.g., Nefertari, Ahmes-Nefertari, Tawosret, Hatshepsut), on loan from several museums, notably the Museo Egizio di Torino. Also includes a reconstruction of a room of Nefertari's tomb. Earlier at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco ("Reines d'Egypte", July 12, 2008 - September 10, 2008), the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden ("Koninginnen van de Nijl", 18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017), Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal (10 April 2018 - 4 November 2018), the National Geographic Museum, Washington DC (“Queens of Egypt”; March 1, 2019 - September 2, 2019), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City ("Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt", November 15, 2019 - March 29, 2020). info: URL info: URL info: source - URL Uitleen internationaal Egyptische afdeling Jubelparkmuseum. info: French press report at URL "Le contexte pandémique a compliqué la présentation de cette «remarquable exposition» qui devait initialement être inaugurée au MCH en mai dernier, mais qui avait dû être reportée." info: English press report at URL c) Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 URL * "Egyptian Mummies: Ancient Lives. New Discoveries" [was: "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives"] date: September 19, 2020 - March 21, 2021 [was: May 16, 2020 - September 7, 2020] Travelling exhibition featuring six mummies from the British Museum and ca. 200 artefacts that illustrate their lives. Earlier in Australia (2016/2017), Hong Kong and Taiwan, and most recently at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (September 14, 2019 - February 2, 2020). info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL URL "This exhibit organized by the British Museum is a rare and in-depth look at what life was like on the Nile 3,000 years ago. It features advanced CT scanning techniques, 3D images, over 200 extraordinary objects and six mummies. Closes March 21, 2021." d) Musée de la Civilisation de Québec 85 Rue Dalhousie, Québec city (Québec) G1K 8R2 URL * "Pharaons superstars" date: June 2022 - TBA [was: May 6, 2021 – March 6, 2022] Exhibition about the role of the pharaons in history and popular culture, with 300 objecs on loan from many museums. Earlier at Mucem, Marseille (29 April 2020 - 17 August 2020) and Musée Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa (TBA). info: source - URL --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) - b) - c) Manchester Museum Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL * Closure of the Ancient Worlds Galleries (including the Ancient Egypt galleries) date: 1 October 2018 - early 2021 info: URL URL Lists some 'farewell' events (Sept. 20). URL "(..) Manchester Museum will also be lending Egyptian artefacts to a larger number of external exhibitions on a temporary basis such as Bolton, Liverpool, and Wakefield and at several venues around Europe. While the Ancient Worlds galleries are closed, access to stored collections will continue for researchers. Upon re-opening in 2021, a larger number of the museum’s Egyptology collections will be on display, including never-before-seen stonework. (..)" d) - e) - f) - g) - h) Natural History Museum at Tring The Walter Rothschild building Akeman Street, Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 6AP URL * "Animal Mummies: What's Inside" date: 14 March 2020 - 17 October 2021 [prolongation; was: till 18 October 2020] Exhibition about animal mummies from Ancient Egypt and the modern research conducted on them; with items from the Tring’s own collection and items on loan from Manchester Museum. info: URL The exhibition will reopen on 24 October after museum closure. info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL i) John Gray Centre 15 Lodge Street, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3DX URL * “Discovering Ancient Egypt” date: 2 December 2020 - 19 April 2021 [postponement; was: 16 May 2020 - 27 September 2020] Touring exhibition of the National Museums Scotland, about the contribution Scotland has made to Egyptology. Most recently at Montrose Museum (8 June 2019 - 7 Sept 2019), Baird Institute, Cumnock (14 Sept 2019 – 14 Dec 2019), and Perth Museum & Art Gallery (1 August 2020 - 4 October 2020). info: URL "A National Museums Scotland touring exhibition examines Scotland’s contribution to Egyptology through the lives of three remarkable people whose work in the field helped to improve our understanding of ancient Egyptian culture. An archaeologist, artist and astronomer, their skill, dedication and enthusiasm ensured that they each made a significant contribution to the study of ancient Egypt. Today’s Egyptologists are still making discoveries thanks to the important work they carried out." info: URL info: English press report at URL j) The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS URL * “Sights of Wonder: Photographs from the 1862 Royal Tour" [online exhibition] date: June 12, 2020 – TBA info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Remarkable photographs from the 1862 royal tour of the Middle East by the future Edward VII are to go on display in what will be the first online-only show organised by the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham. The images, taken by Francis Bedford, are from what was the first British royal tour to be documented through photography. They show the Prince of Wales taking in jaw-dropping historical sites, including the pyramids of Egypt and the ruined temples of Karnak in Thebes. (..)" info: English press report at URL k) Perth Museum & Art Gallery 78 George St, Perth PH1 5LB URL * "Conservation in Action: Saving the Perth Mummy" date: 14 January 2020 - 8 March 2021 [prolongation; was: till 19 April 2020] info: URL l) - m) The Box Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AX URL * Opening of the Museum date: 16 May 2020 – ongoing The Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, closed since 3 September 2016, has now been transformed into The Box (previously referred to as the Plymouth History Centre). info: press release at URL URL info: collection info at URL (Includes several ancient Egyptian objects, incl. two coffins: URL) --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * “Op zoek naar Toetanchamon” [Searching for Tutankhamun] date: 10 October 2020 – 5 September [was: October] 2021 Exhibition about KV62, with replicas, and aimed at children. info: source - URL info: URL * "De Ontdekking van Egypte" [Egypt, Land of Discoveries] date: TBA, 2022 Exhibition with 270 objects from the collection of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (250 pharaonic antiquities and 20 19th century plates); it will first tour to eight Japanese cities (July 2020 - April 2022). b) Allard Pierson Oude Turfmarkt 127-129, 1012 GC Amsterdam URL * "Van Nijl tot Amstel" [From the Nile to the Amstel] date: 15 September 2020 - ongoing info: URL Opening of the new permanent displays. --GERMANY-- a) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim URL * "Faszination Ägypten. Frühe Grafiken und Aquarelle aus dem Land der Pharaonen" date: 26 September 2020 - 1 August 2021 [prolongation; was: till 5 April 2021] Exhibition of original watercolor paintings by David Roberts, dated between 1842 and 1849. info: URL info: German press report at URL b) - c) Winckelmann-Museum Winckelmannstr. 36-38, 39576 Stendal URL * “Diese KATZE ist die Sonne selbst“ – Am Anfang einer gegenseitigen Begegnung" [This Cat is the Sun itself] date: 24 [was: 10] April 2021 – 27 June 2021 Exhibition devoted to the cat and its influence on culture. It focuses mainly on the time of Ancient Egypt. Bronze statuettes from the Egyptian Museum - Georg Steindorff - of the University of Leipzig will show the adoration of the cat as the goddesses Bastet and Sakhmet. Earlier at the Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum, Vaduz (20 June 2019 - 20 October 2019) and the Museum Quintana - Archäologie, Künzing (15 November 2019 - 19 April 2020). info: URL d) - e) - f) James-Simon-Galerie Eiserne Brücke, 10178 Berlin URL * "James Simon. Die Kunst des sinnvollen Gebens" [James Simon. The Art of Giving Well] date: 14 September 2021 - 28 November 2021 [2nd postponement; was: 11 May 2021 - 25 July 2021] [1st postponement; was: 7 May 2020 - 12 July 2020] info: URL info: URL URL * “Achmîm – Ägyptens vergessene Stadt” date: 21 May 2021 – 12 September 2021 Exhibition about the 6000 year history of Akhmim, once a very important religious center. info: URL "(..) Eine Ausstellung des Ägyptischen Museums und Papyrussammlung und der Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin in Kooperation mit dem Fachbereich Ägyptologie der Universität Göttingen." g) - h) - i) - j) - k) - l) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * "Sinnüberschuss und Sinnreduktion von, durch und mit Objekten. Materialität von Kulturtechniken zur Bewältigung von Außergewöhnlichem" date: 14 January 2019 - TBA [prolongated; was: till 31 May 2019] Opening exhibition of a new transdisciplinary project that explores the use of objects and symbols to invoke good luck and repel bad fortune, accross different cultures and time periods. With a section about ancient Egypt. info: URL * "Kaiserliche Pharaonen – Pharaonische Kaiser. Die Herrschaft der römischen Principes zwischen Republik und ägyptischem Königtum" date: 18 June 2019 - TBA [2nd prolongation; was: till 29 February 2020] [1st prolongation; was: till 30 November 2019] The exhibition illustrates how the Roman emperors are depicted on monuments in Roman Egypt and how they employ Egyptian culture at home, in Rome, to present their claim to power over Egypt. info: URL * "Corona-Masken und altägyptische Amulette: Sinnstiftung gegen die Not" (mini-exhibition) date: 18 July 2020 – TBA info: URL m) - n) Museum August Kestner Trammplatz 3, 30159 Hannover URL * “Guter Dämon Bes - Schutzgott der Ägypter” [Good demon Bes - protective deity of the Egyptians] date: 15 February 2021 - 11 April 2021 [was: 1 December 2020 - 11 April 2021] [was: 5 November 2020 - 11 April 2021] Exhibition about the role of the god Bes in the lives of the common people. Earlier at the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam ("Mijn vriend Bes. Kleine god in het Oude Egypte", 18 October 2019 - 30 August 2020). Will travel to the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen ("Bes. Demon god – Protector of Egypt")(20 May 2021 - 31 October 2021) and then to Hildesheim. info: URL "Das Museum August Kestner ist ab Montag, den 02.11.2020 zunächst bis einschließlich Montag, den 30.11.2020 für den Besucherverkehr geschlossen. In diesem Zeitraum finden keine Veranstaltungen statt!" info: URL A series of free *virtual* lectures (starting 10 November 2020) connected to the exhibition (registration required). info: (for the press -) photographs, Word documents, pdf-files - zip-file (13 MB) URL info: German press report at URL "Für Besucher war sie wegen des Lockdowns nie zugänglich: Jetzt muss das Kestner-Museum Hannover eine aufwendige Ausstellung über die ägyptische Gottheit Bes wieder abbauen. Sie soll 2022 wiederholt werden." o) Historisches Museum der Pfalz in Speyer Domplatz 4, 67346 Speyer URL * "Medicus – Die Macht des Wissens" date: 8 December 2019 - 13 Juni 2021 [prolongation; was: till 21 June 2020] Exhibition of ca. 500 artefacts that illustrate 5000 years of medicine; including sections on ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, and ancient Greece and Rome. info: URL "Wiedereröffnung am 5. September!" info: URL info: German press reports at URL About the arrival of a 500 kilo heavy granite statue of Sekhmet. With photo. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: as the museum was and is closed due to COVID, there are videos of short (German) tours of the exhibitions, also of this one, in four parts (notably Folge 4 has ancient Egypt): URL p) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Arcisstraße 16, 80333 Münche * "Zeichen und Wunder" [Signs and miracles] date: 8/9 March 2021 - 27 June 2021 Exhibition of modern paintings made by artist Ugo Dossi, inspired by ancient Egyptian art and hieroglyphs. info: URL info: Virtual tour at URL info: German press report at URL q) - r) - s) - t) - u) - v) - w) - x) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen - Museum Zeughaus C5, 68159 Mannheim URL * "Tutanchamun – Sein Grab und seine Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His tomb and his treasures] date: 10 September 2021 - 27 February 2022 [postponed; was: 30 May 2020 - 31 January 2021] A travelling exhibition with ca. 1000 replicas of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Im Mittelpunkt steht die Rekonstruktion der Ausgrabungen von Howard Carter im Jahr 1922. Insgesamt werden etwa 1000 Exponate nach Mannheim kommen. Die Ausstellung stammt von SC Exhibitions und war gerade fünf Jahre auf Amerika-Tournee. Nun wird sie mit Hilfe der Ägyptologen des Mannheimer Museums 'völlig neu konzipiert und präsentiert', sagte Generaldirektor Alfried Wieczorek. (..)" info: German press report at URL info: press release: "Wiedereröffnung am 12. Mai 2020" URL "Nach acht Wochen Schließzeit aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie öffnen die Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen am Dienstag, 12. Mai 2020 wieder ihre Türen. (...) Die für Ende Mai geplante Sonderausstellung 'Tutanchamun – Sein Grab und die Schätze' muss verschoben werden. Die neue Laufzeit wird zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt bekannt gegeben." info: press release "Tutanchamun und 'Eiszeit-Safari' kommen später" at URL --AUSTRIA-- a) - b) Papyrusmuseum der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien URL * Closed for renovation date: 5 October 2020 - 16 April 2021 info: URL * Reopening of the Museum date: 16 April 2021 – ongoing info: URL "(..) Das erneuerte und deutlich erweiterte Museum steht ab 16. April 2021 wieder allen Interessierten offen. (..) Der Zauber des alten Ägyptens: Erkunden Sie im Papyrusmuseum rund 300 faszinierende Objekte aus der Papyrussammlung. (..)" --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * TBA b) Giza Plateau * "Forever is Now" date: 23 October 2021 - mid-November 2021 An art trail that features works that reflect on ancient Egypt’s enduring influence on artists. info: URL info: English press report at URL --ITALY-- a) - b) - d) Ex Convento dei Crociferi Catania * "Egizio e Catania" [Opening of an annexe of the Museo Egizio di Torino] date: TBA - 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 info: Italian press report at URL "(..) La mostra sarà allestita in uno spazio espositivo di circa 530 mq, ricavato all’interno del Palazzo dei Crociferi. Il progetto è nato con il Protocollo d’Intesa firmato il 24 novembre 2017 tra la Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino, la Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la Città Metropolitana di Torino ed il Comune di Catania. Per dare avvio al progetto il Comune di Catania e la Fondazione hanno programmato una mostra temporanea dal titolo “Missione Egitto 1903-1920”, della durata massima di 9 mesi, che verrà allestita nel corso del 2018 sotto la responsabilità del Comune di Catania negli spazi del Nuovo Museo e nell’ambito della quale la Fondazione effettuerà un prestito di determinati reperti. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "Dovrebbe aprire i battenti a settembre del 2018. Tra qualche mese, dopo un lungo dibattito corredato da polemiche, la succursale catanese del Museo egizio di Torino dovrebbe vedere la luce all’interno di quello che è uno dei complessi architettonici più belli di Catania, l’ex convento dei Padri crociferi, nell’omonima via, un tempo sede di un sindacato e oggi recuperato al pubblico. (...) In attesa che il nuovo polo museale apra definitivamente i battenti, il Comune di Catania e la Fondazione per dare avvio al progetto hanno programmato una mostra temporanea dal titolo 'Missione Egitto 1903-1920', della durata massima di nove mesi, che verrà allestita nel corso del 2018 sotto la responsabilità del Comune negli spazi del Nuovo Museo e nell’ambito della quale la Fondazione effettuerà un prestito di determinati reperti. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "(..) L'assessore comunale Barbara Mirabella risponde: «I lavori di restauro stanno finendo, entro fine anno si dovrà affidare la gara per l'allestimento per iniziare a lavorarci entro il 2020. Ma siamo avanti, contiamo di aprirlo prima della fine del 2019. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "Museo egizio sì, no, ni... Sembra una telenovela infinita come infinito è l’iter per rendere il monastero dei Padri Crociferi finalmente una sede museale. (...) L’assessore Barbara Mirabella oggi diffonde ottimismo dicendo che «l’iter sta procedendo...», ma nei fatti a tutt’oggi di museo egizio non c'è neanche un piccolo sarcofago. (...)" e) - f) - g) - h) Basilica Palladiana Piazza Dei Signori, 36100 Vicenza * "Tebe nel Nuovo Regno" [Thebes in the New Kingdom] date: 11 December 2021 - 18 April 2022 Exhibition with items on loan from the Egyptian Museum of Turin. info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL i) - j) - k) Museo Archeologico - Sezione Egizia [Egyptian Collection of the Milanese Archaeological Museum] Castello Sforzesco Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano URL * Closed for renovation date: 5 June 2017 - TBA, 2022 [was: till 30 June 2021; was: till 2020] info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL "(...) il museo egizio, che invece aveva molti appassionati in particolare fra le scolaresche, è chiuso per ristrutturazione da oltre un anno e la riapertura è prevista solo per giugno 2019." URL "Da giugno 2017 a giugno 2019 il Museo Egizio sarà chiuso per rinnovo del percorso espositivo." info: Italian press reports at URL URL "Pronto il piano di recuperi delle sale (chiuse da tre anni). «Debutto nel 2022» (..) Dunque finalmente i lavori del museo egizio, chiuso dal 2017, dovrebbero partire nel luglio prossimo e la riapertura potrebbe così coincidere con il bicentenario della decifrazione della stele di Rosetta ad opera di Jean-François Champollion. (..)" URL "Il nuovo allestimento della collezione egizia del Castello Sforzesco: i lavori partiranno il prossimo anno con il finanziamento di Fondazione Cariplo. (...) Non potendo aumentare lo spazio (sono 400 metri quadrati) sfrutterà al massimo il multimediale esponendo per la prima volta le fotografie d’archivio degli scavi di Achille Vogliano degli anni ‘ 30 del ‘ 900, insieme alle immagini 3D dei reperti ricostruite dal Politecnico e all’applicazione che raccoglie i risultati delle tac fatte sulla mummia e sul sarcofago di Peftauajaset grazie alla collaborazione del laboratorio di antropologia forense dell’università Statale e all’ospedale Galeazzi. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "La sezione egizia del Civico Museo Archeologico è una delle più visitate del Castello Sforzesco e nel 2022, a duecento anni esatti dalla decifrazione dei geroglifici, aprirà le sue porte in una veste completamente rinnovata. Nuove teche climatizzate per la Sala Viscontea e un’illuminazione al dettaglio che si spegne quando non usata, permetteranno di esplorare l’antico Egitto attraverso un percorso che offrirà un maggior numero di reperti in esposizione." info: Italian press report at URL "Approvate le linee guida per il riallestimento della collezione egizia: eliminazione delle barriere architettoniche, fornire nuove teche e strumenti multimediali da integrare nel percorso. L’intervento viene finanziato da Fondazione Cariplo, che ci mette un milione e 300mila euro grazie all’Art bonus." With slideshow of some of the artefacts. l) Museo Egizio Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123, Torino URL * "Archeologia invisibile" [was: "Archeologia dell’invisibile"] date: 13 March 2019 – TBA [was: 7 June 2020; was: 6 January 2020] The exhibition illustrates the way in which sciences (chemistry, physics, radiology, etc) reveal hidden information about the objects of the collection and helps with their conservation. info: URL info: trailer video at URL info: Italian press reports at URL "(..) Fulcro dell’esposizione è infatti l’archeometria, l’insieme delle tecniche adottate per studiare i materiali, i metodi di realizzazione e la storia conservativa dei reperti. (..)" URL info: Italian press report at URL "Le mummie mai violate fino ad ora potranno essere analizzate a fondo e le tac saranno in grado di far emergere particolari non visibili dall'occhio umano.I volti di Kha e di Merit, le due mummie ritrovare dall’egittologo italiano Ernesto Schiapparelli ed esposte al Museo Egizio di Torino, saranno svelati con i loro gioielli grazie ad uno ‘sbendaggio virtuale’. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "(..) L’archeometria – insieme delle tecniche adottate per studiare i materiali, i metodi di produzione e la storia conservativa dei reperti – rende così possibile “interrogare” gli oggetti, domandare chi siano davvero e perché oggi si trovino al Museo Egizio. La tecnologia aiuta cioè a documentare, con la massima precisione, lo scenario e il contesto degli scavi e a visualizzare gli “strati invisibili”, le diverse storie “intermedie” dalla creazione all’arrivo del reperto nel museo, permettendo di definire gli interventi di restauro. (..)" With a slideshow (19 pics, of displays and of scans). info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL m) Civico Museo Archeologico Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milano URL * "Sotto il cielo di Nut - Egitto Divino" [Under the sky of Nut - Divine Egypt] date: 11 March 2020 - 28 March 2021 [prolongation; was: till 20 December 2020] Exhibition about the world of the divine in ancient Egypt, with more than 150 artefacts from the Civico Museo Archeologico di Milano and several other Italian museums; including sculptures, votive reliefs, sarcophagi, mummies, and funerary objects. info: URL The museum will be reopened on February 9, 2021. info: Italian press report at URL "Attraverso una varietà di reperti (bronzi, sarcofagi, mummie) verrà illustrato il tema della molteplicità delle divinitàegizie, uno degli aspetti più caratteristici dell’antica civiltànilotica. L’idea del divino e la sua rappresentazione in forme ibride umaneanimali, il culto degli animali sono aspetti affascinanti e spesso difficili da decifrare. La mostra intende illustrare il significato delle immagini divine e la relazione tra l’uomo e il divino, nella vita quotidiana e nell’Aldilà, di questa straordinaria civiltà" info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Il percorso espositivo conta più di 150 opere e consente di entrare nel mondo del divino in Egitto attraverso sculture in bronzo, pietra e faïence, rilievi votivi, sarcofagi, mummie ed elementi del corredo funerario che accompagnava il defunto nell’aldilà." info: Italian press report at URL "Vista l’attuale emergenza, la mostra e il museo sono aperti solo il sabato e la domenica dalle 11 alle 18 (ultimo ingresso alle 17) e la prenotazione con acquisto del biglietto online al sito vivaticket.it è obbligatoria. Si entra con mascherina e dopo la misurazione della temperatura." info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL --FRANCE-- a) - b) - c) Musée du Louvre Cour Napoléon, 75001 Paris 1 URL * "Pharaons des Deux Terres. L'Épopée Africaine des Rois de Napata" [was: “Moi, Taharqa, Pharaon des Deux Terres“] date: 27 October 2021 - 7 Février 2022 [was: 29 October 2020 – 8 February 2021] Exhibition dedicated to the kings of Napata and the 25th Egyptian dynasty. info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL info: French press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Das Ägyptische Museum der Universität Bonn bereitet ein Exponat für den Transport nach Paris vor. Dort soll es, ein Ende der Corona-Krise vorausgesetzt, ab Herbst in einer Ausstellung im Louvre zu sehen sein. (..) Zwei Reliefbruchstücke aus Sandstein, jeweils etwa 60 Zentimeter hoch und 40 Zentimeter breit, die vor rund 2700 Jahren wahrscheinlich die Türeinfassung eines Bauwerks im Tempel von Karnak schmückten. (..)" d) Mucem - Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée 7 promenade Robert Laffont (esplanade du J4), 13002 Marseille URL * “Pharaons Superstars” date: June 2022 - TBA [postponed; was: 28 April 2020 - 17 August 2020] Exhibition about the role of the pharaons in history and popular culture, with 300 objecs on loan from many museums. Will travel to Musée Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa and Musée de la Civilisation de Québec info: URL info: source - URL Uitleen internationaal Verzameling Egypte Jubelparkmuseum. info: URL info: French press report at URL "L’égyptomanie s’empare du Sud de la France. Ramsès, Néfertiti, Toutânkhamon et Cléopâtre sont les rois et reines du Mucem.... L’exposition cherche à comprendre comment, de l’Antiquité à nos jours, certains pharaons de l’Égypte ancienne sont devenus des icônes tandis que d’autres sont tombés dans l’oubli. Une postérité déclinée avec un ensemble de sculptures et de reliefs antiques, mais aussi d'objets médiévaux ou d'œuvres classiques et contemporaines." info: French press report at URL e) - f) Musée Champollion 45 rue Champollion, 38450 Vif * Opening of the new museum date: 28/29 May 2021 [was: Summer 2020] - ongoing The family home of Champollion will (re)open as a museum, dedicated to the birth of Egyptology. info: URL info: French press reports at URL "(..) la maison des Champollion sera dès 2020 un nouveau musée départemental devant accueillir 50 000 visiteurs par an. Il exposera plus de 500 objets. (..) Au premier étage, l'exposition expliquera le déchiffrement des hiéroglyphes, la découverte de la pierre de Rosette, la redécouverte de l'Egypte, et étendra la présentation aux autres recherches des frères. Grâce à des outils numériques interactifs, les visiteurs pourront même s'essayer à la lecture de hiéroglyphes. Enfin, le troisième et dernier étage évoquera le retour de Jean-François en France, à Grenoble et à Vif, après son unique voyage en Egypte, sa nomination au collège de France et sa mort à 41 ans. Un événement tragique et prématuré, qui a poussé l'aîné àfaire connaître et à poursuivre l'œuvre du cadet, en publiant ses études. Les dépendances accueilleront les bureaux, la boutique, les espaces pour les ateliers pédagogiques, et surtout les expositions temporaires, axées autour de l'égyptologie moderne et des recherches en cours. (..)" With slideshow. URL With slideshow. URL info: older French press report [see EEF NEWS (956)] at URL With two video reports and slideshow. info: French press reports at URL "En 1994, la famille Chateauminois, propriétaire des locaux, confirme officiellement qu'elle est disposée à céder la propriété Champollion sous conditions. Sur place, Alain Faure et Cardin passionné d’égyptologie et Denis Bonzy, Conseiller Général du Canton de Vif. Le lancement de l’opération intervenait. Puis, au fil des évolutions, deux écoles s'opposent. (...)" info: French press report at URL "(..) Objectif de ce nouveau musée ? Parler de l’Égypte, mais aussi et surtout de l’égyptologie au travers des figures des frères Champollion. Car si Jean-François est resté dans les mémoires comme le père de l’égyptologie moderne, son frère aîné Jacques-Joseph a pesé de tout son poids dans l’aventure. Et a contribué à forger le 'mythe' Champollion, nous rappelle la conservatrice du musée. (..)" info: French press report at URL "Après la Ville de Grenoble, c’est au tour du Département de l’Isère de mettre sur pause les chantiers « non essentiels à la sécurité des Isérois ». (...) L’ouverture du Musée Champollion de Vif ne pourra pas se faire dans les délais prévus, annonce le Département. (..)" info: French press reports at URL "Actuellement en cours de rénovation, la 'Maison des champs'des illustres frères Champollion, à Vif (Isère), ouvrira ses portes au public le 29 mai 2021. Ce sera « le premier musée de France entièrement dédié à la naissance de l’égyptologie et à l’historiographie de cette discipline ». (...) En plus d’une exposition temporaire régulièrement renouvelée, cette exposition permanente sera entièrement consacrée à l’œuvre et au parcours des frères Champollion, en étroite collaboration avec le musée du Louvre qui accorde un « prêt exceptionnel» de 82 antiquités, et dont Jean-François Champollion a été le premier directeur du département des antiquités égyptiennes." URL Includes interviews with Caroline Dugand, conservator of the Musée Champollion and Gaël Robin, architect. URL info: French press report at URL "Dans 60 jours, le Département de l'Isère comptera un musée de plus : le Musée Champollion. Situé sur une Commune du Sud de l'agglomération grenobloise, Vif, ce musée est le résultat de 28 ans de travaux dans un cadre largement consensuel. Cette ouverture dans 60 jours, c'est le résultat de 5 étapes clefs. (...)" Includes two video reports: "Les acteurs du projet | 2- La conservatrice" [1:59 mins.] and "Le Musée Champollion - Les Ecritures du Monde à Figeac" [3:44 mins.] g) - h) - i) Musée Boulogne-sur-Mer 1, Rue Bernet, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer URL * “La momie dorée d’Antinoé, De Dunkerque à Boulogne-sur-Mer” date: 1 February 2020 – TBA [was: 29 November 2020] Exhibition featuring Ounnout, "The golden mummy of Dunkirk", originating from Antinopolis. info: URL URL With photos/history of the mummy. j) - k) - l) - m) - n) Musée Granet Place Saint Jean de Malte, 13100 Aix-en-Provence URL * "Pharaon, Osiris et la momie : l’Egypte ancienne à Aix-En-Provence" [Pharaoh, Osiris and the Mummy: Ancient Egypt in Aix-En-Provence] date: 19 September 2020 - 26 September 2021 [2nd prolongation; was: till 28 February 2021] [1st prolongation; was: till 14 February 2021] [postponed; was: 17 April 2020 - 20 September 2020] Exhibition with some 150 objects from the collection of the museum, supplemented by objects from the Louvre and other museums (Glasgow, Copenhague, Turin) and from private collections. A reconstruction of the tomb of Merenptah will also be on display. info: URL info: French press release at URL info: source - URL With slideshow. info: French press report at URL "Bas-reliefs de la grande pyramide de Khéops, stèles de premierordre, sarcophage et momie, colosse royal de la lignée des pharaons Ramsès... L'exposition du musée Granet revient, avec 200 objets de l’Égypte antique dont une partie prêtée par le musée du Louvre, surcette période faste dont le musée possède l'une des plus grandescollections d'art égyptien ancien." info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press reports at URL "(...) cette exposition présente quelque 200 pièces, les 150 de la collection aixoise enrichies d'objets de musées d'Italie, des Pays-Bas, d'Allemagne et du Louvre qui a prêté notamment un colosse de granit rose de deux mètres. (...)" URL "(...) « L’exposition se concentre notamment sur les pharaons, de l’administration dont les pharaons sont la clé de voûte, précise Christophe Barbotin [conservateur général au département des antiquités égyptiennes du musée du Louvre et commissaire scientifique de l’exposition]. Le visiteur va voir de plus comment fonctionnent les hiéroglyphes et quel pouvoir ils donnent. L’exposition présente aussi les divinités qui étaient adorées par les Egyptiens, au premier rang desquelles se trouve Osiris, le Dieu des Morts. L’exposition retrace enfin l’aspect funéraire, que tout le monde connaît. » (...)" info: French press reports at URL URL "(...) Parmi les plus remarquables, une impressionnante momie d’un mètre de long renfermant un varan du Nil. La tête de ce lézard géant, admirablement conservée, surgit de son linceul de bandelettes de lin. On imagine l’animal nageant, il y a plus de 2300 ans, dans les eaux d’Egypte... 'C’est une pièce unique au monde', souligne Christophe Barbotin. (..)" With a video [2:52 mins.], showing some of the highlights (including an unique mummy of a Nile monitor). info: French press report at URL With photo of one of the spotlighted artefacts: "Faucon Horus sur son pavois" info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL "(...) Longtemps méconnue, la collection de pièces égyptiennes du musée Granet est l’héritage de la noblesse aixoise des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles, qui exposait sculptures et amulettes funéraires dans ses cabinets de curiosités. C’est sous le commissariat scientifique de Christophe Barbotin, conservateur général au département des antiquités égyptiennes du musée du Louvre, qu’elle s’expose enfin en intégralité, aux côtés de pièces prêtées par les grands musées français et européens. (..)" URL "(...) François Sallier. Ce grand amateur forma à l’orée du XIXe siècle l’une des plus fameuses collections de son temps. (...)" URL info: French press report at URL "(..) Plus de 200 pièces de l'Égypte ancienne, bas-reliefs de la pyramide de Kheops et sarcophage auraient sans doute fait de cette exposition majeure un joli record de visiteurs sans cette deuxième vague de confinement qui contraint le site à fermer, au moins, jusqu'au 1er décembre. (..)" info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL "Dès la réouverture des lieux culturels, le musée Granet à Aix-en-Provence va proposer aux publics en situation de handicap un dispositif de médiation basé sur la technologie Li-Fi. A terme, l’internet de la lumière sera proposé à tous les férus de culture." o) Musée Calvet 65, rue Joseph Vernet, 84000 Avignon URL * “Une saison en Égypte – Au Pays de la musicienne d’Amon-Ré" [In the country of the (female) musician of Amun-Re] date: 12 July 2020 – 31 March 2021 Exhibition with ushabtis, amulets, papyri, animal mummies, vases, masks, statues, stools, and sarcophagi; among the latter is the coffin of a musician of Amun-Re. info: source - URL info: French press report at URL p) - q) Musée du Louvre-Lens 99 rue Paul Bert – 62300 Lens URL * “Hiéroglyphes" (working title) date: 28 September 2022 – 16 January 2023 Exhibition at the ocassion of the 200th anniversary of the decipherment of the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic script. info: source - URL info: source - URL * “Les Mondes Souterrains" (working title) date: March 2023 – July 2023 Exhibition about the images relating to the Underworld in different cultures. info: source - URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) Museo Gregoriano Egizio Musei Vaticani, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City URL * "Collezioni in dialogo: Un capolavoro del Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze raccontato dai Musei Vaticani" [Collections in dialogue: A masterpiece from the National Archaeological Museum of Florence recounted by the Vatican Museums] date: 3 October 2019 - 27 February 2021 [2nd prolongation; was: till 10 January 2021] [1st prolongation/restart; was: till 15 May 2020] Exhibition of a loan from the National Archaeological Museum of Florence, namely the relief of the tomb of Ptahmose (13th c. BC) at Saqqara. info: URL --BELGIUM-- a) - b) Bozar. Palais des Beaux-Arts Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Bruxelles * "Alexandrie : un rêve devenu ville" date: autumn 2022 info: source - French press report at URL "(..) L’exposition proposera un regard neuf, original, sur la manière dont les communautés urbaines alexandrines ont interagi avec leur ville au fil du temps et sous des régimes politiques bien différents. Le soutien d'"Europe Créative" permet de mettre en relation des intervenants de sept pays européens, archéologues, sociologues, historiens, écrivains, plasticiens au sein d’un consortium européen 'Alexandria : Activating Europe’s Urban Imaginaries'. (..)" c) - d) Musée du Chat et du Cartoon 6 rue Royalle, Bruxelles [yet to be build] * “Le chat dans l’Égypte ancienne” date: 2023 Exhibition about the cat in ancient Egyptian culture, with artefacts on loan from the Musée Art & Histoire du Cinquantenaire, the Louvre, and the British Museum. info: French press report at URL --SPAIN-- a) - b) Fund. Cidade da Cultura de Galicia Monte Gaiás s/n, 15707 Santiago de Compostela URL * "Faraón, Rei de Exipto" / "Faraón. Rey de Egipto" [Pharaoh. King of Egypt] date: 26/27 March 2021 - 15 [was: 16] August 2021 Exhibition that explores, through nearly 130 objects on loan from the British Museum, the ideals, symbolism and ideology of the pharaohs, as well as the realities of life in Egypt. Earlier at the CaixaForum Barcelona (7 June 2018 - 16 September 2018), the CaixaForum Madrid (17 October 2018 - January 20, 2019), the CaixaForum Girona (20 February 2019 - 25 August 2019), the CaixaForum Sevilla (27 September 2019 - 12 January 2020), and the CaixaForum Tarragona (12 February 2020 - 14 March 2021); will travel to the CaixaForum Lleida. info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL c) - d) CaixaForum Valencia Àgora, Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, Valencia [opens in 2020] * "Momias egipcias. Explorando vidas antiguas" [Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives] date: 2022 The travelling exhibition of six mummies from the British Museum and their 3D CT scan visualisations, plus ca. 200 objects of funerary use and daily life. Currently in Australia. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL e) - f) - g) Espacio 5.1 de IFEMA Avenida del Partenón, 5, 28042 Madrid URL * “Tutankhamón - La Tumba y sus Tesoros" [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and his Treasures] date: 23 November 2019 – 10 January 2021 [2nd prolongation; was: 2 November 2020] [1st prolongation; was: till 9 May 2020] One of the three travelling exhibition with ca. 1000 replicas of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL URL info: URL Tickets are now on sale till 10 January 2021. info: URL "A partir del 16 de Julio 2020" (reopening on 16 July) info: source - URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: short promo-video at URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL With a video of a TV report. info: Spanish press report at URL With a video. h) Museu Egipci de Barcelona / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona URL * "Dones i Homes de l’antic Egipte” / "Mujeres y Hombres del Antiguo Egipto” [Women and Men of ancient Egypt] date: 23 October 2019 - TBA? [was: 24 May 2020] Exhibition of a selection of 50 works from the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona, spotlighting commoners ("ordinary people" rather than gods and kings) from ancient Egypt. info: (in Catalan, Spanish, and English, resp.) URL URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Catalan press report at URL Audio-file of a radio report. * "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento" [Tutankhamun. History of a discovery] date: 30 November 2012 - TBA [several times prolongated] info: URL i) - j) Museo Etnológico by de las Culturas del Mundo-Montcada C Montcada, 12, 08003 Barcelona URL * "Udjat. L’exotisme de l’antic Egipte a Barcelona" / "Udjat, el exotismo del Antiguo Egipto en Barcelona" [Udjat, the exoticism of Ancient Egypt in Barcelona] date: 29 January 2021 - 15 June 2021 Exhibition that addresses the fascination in Catalonia, since the 19th century, for the civilization of ancient Egypt (and in general for Orientalism), via paintings, perfumes, jewels, architectural projects, and artistic designs. info: (Catalan) URL info: museum blog at URL info: related events - URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL Looks at 5 cases of local Egyptomania. info: Spanish press report at URL With examples of Egyptomania in Spain and about the four mummies of Catalunya. --AUSTRALIA-- a) Chau Chak Wing Museum University of Sydney Museums * Opening (incl. The Mummy Room) date: 18 November 2020 [was: 26 August 2020 [was: July 2020]] - ongoing The new museum will bring together the Macleay Museum, Nicholson Museum, and University Art Gallery under one roof. The Art Gallery and Macleay Museum are now closed but the Nicholson Museum will remain open until early next year. info: URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) Featuring 30,000 artefacts of artistic and archaeological significance from Egypt, Greece, Italy, Cyprus and the Middle East, the Nicholson Museum Collection is the largest collection of antiquities in the Southern Hemisphere. (..)" [For the collection, see: URL] URL "(..) The new museum will have a dedicated mummy room, where Inside Explorer will be used to allow both students and other visitors to interact with a digital copy of one of their Egyptian mummies. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL info: English press release at URL "(..) Dr Craig Barker describes 7 items coming out of long-term storage. (..) More than 70 per cent of the objects in the museum’s opening exhibitions have not been displayed publicly for at least 20 years. (...)" Includes a Saitic false tomb door and a floor fresco from Amarna. b) Australian Museum 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW 2010 URL * "Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" date: cancelled! [was: early 2021] Exhibition to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb, with over 150 authentic[!] artifacts from KV62, 60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt. Earlier at the California Science Center, Los Angeles (March 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019), La Grande halle de la Villette, Paris (23 March 2019 - 15 September 2019). and the Saatchi Gallery, London (2 November 2019 - 3 May 2020); as part of a 10-city international tour, Sidney should have been the 5th city. info: URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "The NSW government plans to spend $57.5 million to expand Australia's oldest museum so it can stage the blockbuster Tutankhamun exhibition and accommodate peak predictions of nine new visitors every minute. (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The highly-anticipated King Tutankhamun exhibition that was set to be the crowning glory of the Australian Museum's $57 million renovation has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic with no future date set. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL "The treasures of King Tutankhamun will not stop in Sydney with confirmation the blockbuster tour, which was to have crowned the Australian Museum’s $57 million renovations, has been cancelled. (..)" * Re-opening after renovation date: 28 November 2020 - ongoing info: URL Egyptian collection: URL "(..) The Australian Museum’s Egyptian Collection features 1,100 items. (...)" info: English press report at URL --LIECHTENSTEIN-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) - b) Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig St. Alban–Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * "Ägypten. 3000 Jahre Hochkultur am Nil" date: 2 March 2021 – ongoing New gallery installations with 600 ancient Egyptian artefacts exhibited in six theme areas. info: URL info: press release at URL info: French press report at URL * "Von Harmonie und Ekstase. Musik in den frühen Kulturen" [About harmony and ecstasy. Music in the ancient civilizations] date: 18 April 2021 – 19 September 2021 Exhibition about music in ancient cultures, incl. Egypt. info: URL info: free exhibition publication at URL --FINLAND-- a) Amos Rex (Lasipalatsi) Mannerheimintie 22–24, 00100 Helsinki * "Egyptin loisto: Viimeiset suuret dynastiat" [Egypt of Glory: The Last Powerful Dynasties] date: 9 October 2020 - 21 March 2021 [was: 8 October 2020 - 17 January 2021] Exhibition of over 200 objects on loan from the Museo Egizio, Turin. It will be shown in two locations simultaneously: Helsinki and Tallinn. info: (in Finnish:) URL (in English:) URL info: Italian press report at URL "Museo Egizio, il museo Amos Rex e l’Art Museum of Estonia annunciano una collaborazione unica. È stata infatti formalizzata in questi giorni un’intesa tra i tre enti che permetterà, a ottobre 2020, di inaugurare una mostra inedita dal titolo Egypt of Glory, costruita a partire dalle collezioni del Museo Egizio e che sarà suddivisa in due sedi: il museo Amos Rex di Helsinki e il Kumu Art Museum di Tallinn, sede principale dell’Art Museum of Estonia." info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: Finnish press report at URL With a lot of photos of artefacts on display. info: Italian press report at URL "(..) A Helsinki la mostra accompagna i visitatori attraverso un viaggio nel tempo per esplorare le differenze culturali che hanno caratterizzato l'antico Egitto nel corso della sua lunga storia (...) A Tallinn, dove la mostra si presenta con il titolo 'Egypt of Glory: Art from the Nile Valley', l'esposizione si concentra sui temi dell'arte e della rappresentazione, tanto dei soggetti religiosi quanto di quelli naturali e antropici. (..)" --ESTONIA-- a) Kumu kunstimuuseum (Kumu Art Museum) Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1, 10127 Tallinn * "Egiptuse hiilgus: Niiluse oru kunst" [Egypt of Glory: Art from the Nile Valley] date: 10 October 2020 - 21 [was: 28] March 2021 [was: 9 October 2020 - 14 February 2021] Exhibition of ca 200 objects on loan from the Museo Egizio, Turin. It will be shown in two locations simultaneously: Helsinki and Tallinn. info: (in Estonian:) URL (in English:) URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: Estonian press report at URL Includes a video report [1:32 mins.] showing the installation of a Sekhmet statue, in quick motion. ---DENMARK--- a) Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Dantes Plads 7, 1556 Copenhagen URL * "BES. Dæmongud – Ægyptens beskytter” [Bes. Demon god – Protector of Egypt] date: 20 May 2021 - 31 October 2021 [postponed; was: 30 April 2020 - 20 September 2020] Exhibition about the role of the god Bes in the lives of the common people. Earlier at the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam ("Bes. Kleine god in het Oude Egypte", 18 October 2019 - 30 August 2020) and at the Museum August Kestner, Hannover ("Guter Dämon Bes - Schutzgott der Ägypter", 15 February 2021 - 11 April 2021); will travel to the Römer-Pelizaeus Museum Hildesheim. info: URL --BULGARIA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Národní muzeum/National Museum Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Prague 1 URL * "Slunecní králové" [Kings of the Sun] [was: “Ríša slnka: Abú Sír v dobe stavitelov pyramíd” [Empire of the Sun: Abusir at the time of the pyramid builders]] date: 31 August 2020 - June 6, 2021 [prolongation; was: till 7 February 2021] [postponement; was: 30 June 2020 - 30 October 2020] Exhibition about the work in Egypt by the Czech Institute of Egyptology, with about 60 artefacts from Abusir and 50-60 artefacts on loan from European museums. info: URL English: URL info: URL info: URL info: Czech press replease, about the prolongation, at URL info: Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL Lack of finances may hamper the organizing of the exhibition. info: Czech press reports at URL "(..) Rozpocet výstavy je stanoven na 43 miliony korun, z toho osm milionu korun na prípravné práce v roce 2018 a 35 milionu korun na samotnou realizaci výstavy v roce 2019, peníze by mely jít pres rozpocet ministerstva kultury. (..)" URL info: Czech press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL "C’est une exposition unique en son genre qui marquera la réouverture du bâtiment historique du Musée national après sa rénovation complète. Pour sa réalisation, le ministère de la Culture demande un budget exceptionnel de 50 millions de couronnes (environ 2 millions d’euros)." info: Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL "(.. ) Co bude v Praze k videní? Napríklad petice soch panovníku páté dynastie, kterí byli stavitelsky aktivní v Abúsíru, nebo více než ctyri tisíce let staré sochy pocházející z hrobky princezny Šeretnebtej. „Soucástí výstavy budetaké podstatná cást pohrební výbavy z nevykradené hrobky kneze Iufay, kterou ceští egyptologové v Abúsíru objevili v druhépolovine 90. let,“ pridává mluvcí muzea Lenka Boucková. (..)" info: Czech press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) will display 90 artifacts from the discoveries of the Czech archaeological mission working in Abu Sir archaeological site." info: Czech press report at URL The opening will be on August 30 and from September 1 the exhibition will be open to the public. info: Czech press report at URL Interview with Miroslav Bárta. info: English press reports at URL "(..) The most valuable item on display will be a basalt statue of King Raneferef, carved around the year 2460 BC. (..)" URL URL "This will be the very first time that either Czech or foreign visitors will be able to admire finds from a location where the Czech (formerly Czechoslovak) Egyptological Institute has carried out research and excavations since 1960. Next to exhibits representing Abusir of the Fifth Dynasty, a period during which Egypt was ruled by the so called Kings of the Sun, history buffs will be able to see objects attesting further historical, cultural and religious development of the ancient Egyptian civilization. More than a hundred exhibits have been borrowed directly from the collections of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and several local Egyptian museums. Some of the most recent finds have been transported to Prague directly from the field storehouse of the Czech archaeological mission located at the storerooms of the Saqqara Antiquities Department." info: Czech press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL Report on the opening (Aug. 30) - with photos. URL Idem. URL URL URL URL URL Includes many photos of the opening ceremony. info: Czech press reports at URL With a video. URL With a video. URL With a video and a slideshow. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL With audio file of a radio report. URL info: French press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL Czech report about a special presentation of the exhibition for invited guests. - include a slideshow of the ceremony. info: Czech press report at URL "(..) Up to 30,000 people came to see objects from the times of ancient Egypt in less than two months. But now the exhibition in the historical building of the museum on Wenceslas Square is closed due to government measures. (..)" info: French press report at URL "Alors que musées et galeries s’apprêtent à refermer leurs portes ce vendredi, deux expositions considérées comme exceptionnelles bénéficieront d’une dérogation et pourront rester ouvertes au public à certaines conditions. Il s’agit des expositions consacrées à l’Egypte ancienne au Musée national et à Rembrandt à la Galerie nationale à Prague. (..)" The exhibition will stay open during the lockdown. info: English press report at URL About the extension. info: English press reports at URL URL URL [This refers to the prolongation till June 6; the "till June 30" includes packing and shipping. AKE] --HUNGARY-- a) - b) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum [Museum of Fine Arts] Dózsa György út 41, H-1146 Budapest, URL URL * “The Discovery of Pharaoh’s Tomb: Amenhotep II and His Time" date: TBA, 2021 [postponed; was: April 15/17, 2020 – July 26/29, 2020] info: URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The exhibition presents his reign throughout several sections, from diverse aspects. The reconstruction of Amenhotep II’s sumptuous tomb relies on the ample documentation of Victor Loret’s discovery, which is held at the archive of the University of Milan (..)." URL "In the year of 1898, the grave of Amenhotep II was discovered in the Valley of Kings near to Luxor in Egypt. This will be an extraordinary exhibition for those interested in Egyptian history, and especially the main room of the exhibition will be a thrill, as it will show almost a copy of the original grave chamber which was discovered during the excavations. The exhibition was shown in a similar way in Milano in 2017, but still, this will be a completely different exhibition with different objects on display. The exhibition is divided into three different parts. (..) Totally, more than 140 artifacts will be shown at the exhibition, and many of them are borrowed from institutions such as the British Museum, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, the Museum of Fine Arts in Vienna, and some others." c) Komplex Király utca 26, Budapest URL * "Tutanhamon rejtélye és kincsei" [Tutankhamun's Mystery and Treasure] date: 8 November 2019 - 10 January 2021 [3rd prolongation; was: till 31 October 2020] [2nd prolongation; was: till 26 April 2020] [1st prolongation; was: till 1 or 22 March 2020] One of the three travelling exhibition with ca. 1000 replicas of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL (in English) URL "The exhibition reopened on July 30 and awaits those interested until October 31." info: URL "A kiállítás 2019. november 8. és 2020. április 26.. között minden nap (munkaszüneti napokon is) várja a látogatókat." info: source - URL info: Hungarian press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL Interview with Támas Elter, curator of the exhibition. --POLAND-- a) - b) Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie/National Museum in Warsaw Aleje Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warsaw URL URL * “Reopening Ancient Art Gallery“ date: December 2020 - ongoing info: URL URL "Permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions at the National Museum in Warsaw are open to visitors from Tuesday, February 2, 2021." info: gallery infomation at URL With artefacts from ancient Egypt, the Ancient Near East, Rome and Greece. info: Polish press report at URL info: English press report at URL "The ancient world of Egypt, Greece and Rome with mummies, hieroglyph-filled papyrus and ancient statues is once again available to the public as the Gallery of Ancient Art at Warsaw’s National Museum opened its doors after a break of 10 years. Work on the new permanent exhibition was completed in December last year, but culture-starved visitors had to wait until today [Feb 2] to see the ancient treasures, one day after the government relaxed the pandemic-related closure of museums and art galleries. (...)" With some photos. --JAPAN--- a) Edo-Tokyo Museum 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015 URL * "Ancient Egypt - The Creation of the World" [was: "Ancient Egypt: The Myth of Creation"] date: November 21, 2020 - April 4, 2021 Exhibition about gods, creation, and afterlife, with 130 artefacts on loan from the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung Berlin. Next venues will be Kyoto, Shizuoka and (again) Tokyo. info: URL info: URL info: URL info: German blog report at URL b) Kyushu National Museum 4-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka, 818-0118 URL * "Egypt, Land of Discoveries" date: cancelled [was: 25 April 2020 – 21 June 2020] info: URL info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL c) Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum 8-36 Ueno-Park Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007 URL * “Art & Power: From Pharaohs to Daimyos. Masterworks from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston date: cancelled [was: April 16, 2020 – July 5, 2020] Exhibition that should have featured some 60 artworks from Egypt, Europe, India, China, Japan, and other regions, illustrating the history of art’s relationship with power. info: URL info: URL URL * “Art and Power: From Pharaohs to Daimyos. Masterworks from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” date: cancelled [was: July 18, 2020 – October 4, 2020] Exhibition that should have featured some 60 artworks from Egypt, Europe, India, China, Japan, and other regions, illustrating the history of art’s relationship with power. Earlier at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (April 16, 2020 – July 5, 2020). info: source - URL e) Kobe City Museum 24 Kyomachi, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0034 URL * “Art and Power: From Pharaohs to Daimyos. Masterworks from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” date: cancelled [was: October 24, 2020 – January 17, 2021] Exhibition that should have featured some 60 artworks from Egypt, Europe, India, China, Japan, and other regions, illustrating the history of art’s relationship with power. Earlier at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (April 16, 2020 – July 5, 2020) and Fukuoka Art Museum (July 18, 2020 – October 4, 2020). info: source - URL f) Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art Kita 1-jo Nishi 17-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo URL * “Egypt, Land of Discoveries” date: cancelled [was: 4 July 2020 – 6 September 2020] info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL g) - --PORTUGAL-- a) Museu Calouste Gulbenkian Av. de Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisboa URL URL * “ Pharaons superstars” date: TBA [was: October 29, 2020 – March 1, 2021] Exhibition about the role of the pharaons in history and popular culture, with 300 objecs on loan from many museums. Earlier at Mucem, Marseille (29 April 2020 - 17 August 2020) and later at Musée de la Civilisation de Québec, Québec city. info: URL info: source - URL --BRAZIL-- a) Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) Brasília SCES (Setor de Clubes Esportivos Sul), trecho 02, lote 22, Edifício Tancredo Neves - Asa Sul - Brasília DF Brasilia 70200-002 * "Egito Antigo: do cotidiano à eternidade" [Ancient Egypt: From everyday life to eternity] date: 3 February 2021 - 25 April 2021 [was: 30 January 2021 - TBA] Travelling exhibition with 140 objects on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Turin. Most recently at the CBB São Paulo (19 February 2020 - 3 January 2021). info: virtual tour at URL info: Italian press report at URL "(..) Presto però bisognerà smontare tutto, perché il 30 gennaio si inaugurerà la nuova sede a Brasilia, la capitale brasiliana. (..)" info: Portuguese press report at URL info: Portuguese press report at URL --RUSSIA-- a) The State Hermitage Museum 2, Dvortsovaya Ploshchad, 190000 Sint Petersburg URL * "The Mummy Changes its Name" date: 2 July 2021 – 31 August 2021 Exhibition dedicated to the results of a 2017 study of a mummy kept in the Hermitage under the (nick)name "Babat". (It is likely that this is the mummy of the priest Pakesh, whose sarcophagi are also kept in the Hermitage.) info: URL URL ---ISRAEL-- --ISRAEL-- a) Israel Museum Davidson Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Archaeology Wing Derech Ruppin 11, Jerusalem URL * "Emoglyphs. Picture-Writing from Hieroglyphs to the Emoji" [new] date: 16 December 2019 - 05 June 2021 [2nd prolongation; was: till 04 April 2021] [1st prolongation; was: till 12 October 2020] Exhibition about the metamorphosis of picture-writing from antiquity to modern times through a wealth of finds from ancient Egypt, displayed against the background of contemporary emoji use. info: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL [The latter needs free registration.] b) Rockefeller Archeological Museum 27 Sultan Suleiman Street, Jerusalem URL * “The Egyptian Empire in Canaan” date: 06 September 2020 - 06 September 2021 [was: May 1, 2022 – TBA] Exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts from the period of Egyptian rule over Canaan, after the Battle of Megiddo (1457 BCE); including two victory stelae of Seti I and a statue of Ramesses III, excavated in Tell Beth Shean. info: URL * "Anthropoid Coffin with a Hieroglyphic Inscription” date: 06 September 2020 - 06 September 2021 [was: May 1, 2022 – TBA] info: URL --KOREA-- a) National Museum of Korea 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul URL * "World Culture Gallery - Egypt Gallery: "Egypt: Life, Death and Rebirth"" date: December 16, 2019 - November 7, 2021 Exhibition of 94 Egyptian artifacts on loan from the Brooklyn Museum, including mummies, coffins and sculptures dating from 4100 B.C. to 2 A.D. info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) One of the highlights is a relief of Ramses II in limestone. It is suggested it came from the temple of Ramses II at Abydos and was carved within the first two years of his reign. The exhibition also shows the mummy and wooden coffin of priest Thothirdes. Carbon-14 dating, a scientific method used to determine the date of archaeological samples, indicates that Thothirdes died between 768 B.C. and 545 B.C., supporting the 26th Dynasty date suggested by the style of his coffin. (..) The World Culture Gallery, according to Bae, will showcase a rotation of artifacts from other parts of the world every one or two years after the Egypt exhibition." ---PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA--- a) - b) Hubei Provincial Museum No. 160, East Lake Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province URL * "Egyptian collection of the Accademia dei Concordi" [working title] date: TBA Travelling exhibition of part of the ancient Egyptian collection of the Accademia dei Concordi; among the 500 artefacts are two mummies (Meryt and Baby). Earlier at the Pallazo Roncale, Rovigo (14 April 2018 - 29 July 2018; "Egitto ritrovato"); will travel to three other museums in China. info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL ---SAUDI ARABIA--- a) Ithra Museum 8386 Ring Rd, Gharb Al Dhahran, Az Zahran 34461 URL * "[The Egyptian Civilisation]" (working title) date: November 2020 - November 2022 Exhibition featuring 84 Egyptian artifacts. info: English press reports at URL URL +++ ==================================================================== 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. ====================================================================