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July 22, 2021 (IV Akhet 6)
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: Charlotte Jordan [(I) - VL (m)]; Kat Newkirk [(I) - USA (a); (II) - France (f)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Germany (x), France (f)] ========================================================================= +++ (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-- m) The Egypt Exploration Society * Online (Zoom) lecture: "News from the Temple of Amenhotep III at Kôm el-Hettan", by Prof Hourig Sourouzian (The Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project) date: 27th July 2021; 5pm BST / 6pm EET costs: free, but registration required info: URL info: registration at URL o) American Research Center in Egypt * Online (Zoom) lecture: "The Epigraphic Survey, ARCE, and Khonsu Temple: Collaboration and Ancient Secrets Revealed", by Dr. W. Raymond Johnso date: July 24, 2021; 1:00 PM ET/ 7:00 PM EET. costs: open to all info: registration at URL p) ARCE / DC Chapter * Online (Zoom) lecture: “The Workshop of Thutmose, Amarna’s Royal Sculptor,” by Dr. Dimitri Laboury date: August 21, 2021; noon (eastern US time) costs: free info: abstract and registration at URL --USA-- a) Warren County Public Library * "Zahi Hawass @ The SKyPAC" date: August 24, 2021; 6:00 p.m. place: The SKyPAC, 601 College St, Bowling Green, KY 42101 costs: free info: URL info: booking at URL --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --GERMANY-- [update] x) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen - Museum Zeughaus C5, 68159 Mannheim * "Tutanchamun – Sein Grab und seine Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His tomb and his treasures] date: 10 September 2021 - 27 February 2022 [new] info: German press report at URL --FRANCE-- [update] f) Musée Champollion 45 rue Champollion, 38450 Vif * Opening of the new museum date: 5 June 2021 - ongoing [new] info: French press reports at URL "(..) The permanent exhibition focuses on the two Champollion brothers, their research and careers, and how they contributed to the creation of Egyptology as a discipline. There are more than 200 items from their collection, including prints of the Rosetta Stone bearing Jean-François Champollion’s notes, and clothing worn by him in Egypt in 1828 and 1829. The museum also acquired a rare painting from 1819 showing Napoleonic era scientists exploring the Temple of Hathor at Dendera, Egypt; while among the more than 150 items loaned from other collections—including 82 Egyptian artefacts from the Louvre—are ancient funerary stelae, divine statuettes, and jewellery. (..)" With photos. --- 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 Vibeke Berens and Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "CT scan gives new look at ancient Egyptian animal mummies" URL "Researchers got a glimpse into the past, examining 13 mummified Egyptian critters from more than 2,000 years ago in a CT scan. The thirteen creatures, including a crocodile, three fish, two cats, a mouse, five birds and one scarab beetle, were seen for the first time using a computed tomography, or CT, scan in Amsterdam. “The animal mummies were in vogue between the seventh century BC and the second century AD,” Ben van den Bercken, curator at the Allard Pierson Museum, said (..)" -- Another English press report: URL "(..) The results of the study and the mummies will be displayed in December or January at the Allard Pierson Museum." -- Dutch press reports: URL URL URL "(..) Uit de scans werd direct zichtbaar dat de krokodil niet zo prettig aan zijn einde was gekomen, hoogstwaarschijnlijk onthoofd. In z’n maag waren de resten van zijn laatste maaltijd nog zichtbaar. (..)" With a press release of the hospital. URL With a video of a TV report [2 mins.], showing some of the mummies (incl. the beetle). [Submitted by Vibeke Berens] * Press report: "Nooit eerder getoonde schatten moeten Egypte terug op de kaart zetten: URL "De inrichting van het nieuwe Grand Egyptian Museum bij Gizeh biedt de kans om nooit geziene schatten te onderzoeken en te restaureren. Ook Europese wetenschappers kunnen hun hart ophalen. (...)" The opening of the GEM offers the opportunity to research and restore artefacts, e.g. the decorated gold sheets found in KV62 -- The research on these sheets was published in eDAI-F, 2014, fasc. 2, pp. 26-27; online at URL [Next five items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "IFAO involved in 35 archaeological missions across Egypt" URL Interview with IFAO Director Laurent Coulon. * Press report: "Egyptian researcher saves ancient sites from termites URL "An Egyptian researcher has patented an organic substance to kill termites (..)" * Press report: "University of Bremen: The estate of the Egyptologist Adolf Erman is available online" URL "The project began many years ago: in 1966 Anna Maria Schaal, the daughter of Adolf Erman (1854-1937), handed over the estate of the SuUB Bremen. As part of a project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the SuUB has indexed more than 5,000 documents in terms of form and content in the Kalliope estate database. The entire estate was then digitized. (..)" -- Press release: "Estate of Egyptologist Adolf Erman Accessible Digitally" (07/19/2021) URL "The Bremen State and University Library (SuUB) is finalizing a major digitalization project: The estate of the founder of modern Egyptology, Adolf Erman, is significant for the history of science and now accessible digitally free of charge.(..)" -- German project info: URL -- The Kalliope Union Catalog: URL * Press report: "How three rebel queens of Egypt overthrew an empire and gave birth to a new kingdom" URL "(..) The kings of the 16th dynasty survived as vassals of the Hyksos, but the 17th dynasty began to fight back with the help of three women, all queens of Thebes: Tetisheri, daughter Ahhotep, and granddaughter Ahmose Nefertari. (..)" * Press report: "Discover Cleopatra's Needle, England" URL [Next two items submitted by Kat Newkirk and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Egypt archaeologist blown away by 'truly spectacular scene' inside ‘labyrinth of treasure’" URL Prof. Joann Fletcher was granted special access to KV17 (tomb of Seti I) during Odyssey's 'The Valley Of Kings: The Egyptian Golden Age'. -- French press report based on the above: URL -- A similar press report about another TV-show: "Egypt archaeologists baffled by carvings showing 'beginning' of ancient civilisation" URL Prof. Joann Fletcher took a first-hand look at the Qurta rock carvings, during Odyssey's 'The Story Of Ancient Egypt'. * Some press reports on the anniversary of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone. [The Stone was found on July 15, 1799 and announced in a report dated July 19, hence the different dates that can sometimes be found. AKE]: -- English press report: URL -- Spanish press reports: URL URL -- German press report: URL -- French press report: URL -- Portuguese press report: URL [Next three items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Au Tessin, la fille du dieu Amon" URL "Après des années oubliée dans le grenier d’un village tessinois, la momie égyptienne Ta-sherit-en-Imen est aujourd’hui étudiée par les élèves de la Haute Ecole de Neuchâtel. Les spécialistes ne savent toujours que peu de choses sur ses origines.(..)" * Press report: "Pubblicato il primo bilancio integrato del Museo Egizio" URL The first integrated report of the Egyptian Museum has been published online. -- Another Italian press report: URL -- Museo Egizio, "Report integrato 2020" - 160 pp. - pdf-file (12 MB) URL * Press report: "Antropóloga hace 'vaca' para ir a una de las excavaciones más relevantes en Egipto" URL "Danna Munévar ganó una beca para trabajar en una de las excavaciones de la tumba del visir Amenhotep III, quien en su momento ostentó un cargo equivalente al de un primer ministro actual, pero aún le faltan recursos para completar el dinero de los viáticos y así poder viajar a Egipto. (..)" [Submitted by Bob Bianchi] * Press report: "Northampton Museum & Art Gallery unveils revamp funded by Sekhemka sale" URL "(..) West Northamptonshire Council leader Johnathan Nunn told the BBC this week that he was “not sure” if a similar sale would happen again. “If it did it would be done in a very open, consultative way, with people genuinely being able to understand what the implications were, and to have their say,” he said. (..)" * Some items relating to Egyptomania [submitted by Michael Tilgner (1)(2)(3) and Kat Newkirk (4)(5)]: -- Press report: "Venezolano hace historia al tocar el violín en la Pirámide Roja de Egipto" URL "'Es la primera vez en la historia que estas paredes van a escuchar cualquier tipo de música clásica', dijo el venezolano Ramón (@lavidadem), quien compartió en redes sociales su experiencia al ser el primer violinista en interpretar una obra de Mozart en una pirámide egipcia." Includes a video report [3:01 mins.] -- Press report: "Le api e l’arte. Storia di un incontro emozionante" URL Among the examples of bee art is _Eternity_, the Bust of Nefertiti made by bees, a work of the Slovak artist Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny. -- Press report: "Prénom de nom (1/12) : Ramsès, y en a pas deux" URL "«Pourquoi j’ai appelé mon fils Ramsès?? (..)»" -- Press report: "The London Underground station that's haunted by an Egyptian princess" URL "(..) On the Central line there was once [1900-1933] a station at the British Museum. It's thought that some of the spirits from the British Museum exhibits floated down to the station below. (..) [Among them the] spectre [of] the Egyptian princess, Amun-Ra. Terrified Tube travellers began to report seeing her undead spirit dressed in nothing but a loincloth and a headdress wailing and screaming in a terrifying pitch down the tunnels. (..). In April 1924, the Globe newspaper printed a story stating that the British Museum was being inundated with reports of people feeling unwell after visiting the coffin of the princess at the museum. (..) The International Psychic Gazette even carried a story that British Museum staff had been so spooked by the "malevolent powers" of the cover of her coffin, they had it removed to the museum's basement and replaced with a replica. This they did, and he arranged for it to be shipped all the way to America... onboard the Titanic. (...) There is a coffin lid kept at the British Museum to this day nicknamed the "unlucky mummy". (..)" -- Press report: "1920s "Tutmania" and its Enduring Echoes" URL "(..) Tutankhamun also invaded the fashion scene. Flappers adopted headbands featuring striking cobras, kohl eyeliner, and snake bracelets that wound up the arm. Cartier made Egyptian-style jewellery; Helena Rubinstein made the Valaze Egyptian Mask; and the bob haircut was heavily influenced by Ancient Egyptian styles. Tutmania seeped into popular culture with the 1923 song “Old King Tut”, a stage magician who called himself “Carter the Great”, and the iconic 1932 horror film The Mummy, written by a journalist who had covered the discovery of the tomb. President Herbert Hoover even called his pet dog King Tut! (..)" --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Vibeke Berens and Michael Tilgner] * More press reports on the recent finds in Abu Qir Bay (a warship and a Greek cemetery): -- English press reports: URL URL -- Dutch press report: URL -- German press report: URL -- French press report: URL -- Italian press report: URL [Submitted by Kat Newkirk and Michael Tilgner]: * More press reports about the study that matched BD fragments from the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, Christchurch, with fragments from the Getty Institute, Los Angeles [cp. EEFNEWS (1192)]: -- English press reports: URL URL With photos, and comments by Prof. Alison Griffith. URL With a photo of the adjoining fragments. -- Spanish press report: URL -- French press report: URL -- The press release of the University of Canterbury, Christchurch: URL [Next three items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Egypt plans another Pharaohic parade, this time in Luxor" URL "(..) The development and restoration of the Great Processional Way (El-Kebash Road) is nearly complete and a major celebration is planned for its the reopening. “The festival will be held in the last quarter of this year” (..) "The upcoming event, El-Saghir added, will revive the celebration of Opet Day. (..) “In the upcoming celebration, people representing priests will carry the statue of Amun from Karnak Temple, Mut’s from her temple and Khunsu's as well on sacred boats, exactly like ancient Egyptians did” (..)" * Press report: "King Khufu’s First Boat to be transferred to Grand Egyptian Museum" URL "(..) There have been rumors that a ceremony as grand as the transfer of the mummies to the new Museum of National Egyptian Civilization will be planned for the boat’s transfer." -- Another English press report: URL * Press report: "Egyptian bronze figurines shed light on ancient commerce" URL "Newly discovered 3,000-year-old bronze figurines that have been recently unearthed in Tanis, Egypt can answer questions about international commerce in ancient Egypt, a research team has discovered. (..)" [cp. EEFNEWS (1190).] -- Another English press report: URL [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Autopsia virtuale sulla mummia da salvare del Museo Archeologico di Bergamo: sorprendenti le prime scoperte" URL "A cura del team del Mummy Project, composto da Sabina Malgora, egittologa e direttrice, e gli antropologi Chantal Milani, Jonathan Elias e Francesca Motta. Gli studi sulla mummia conservata al Museo Civico Archeologico di Bergamo proseguono. (...) A differenza delle mummie che siamo abituati ad immaginare, la mummia di Bergamo, benchè avvolta in bende, non è un corpo ma quasi uno scheletro. I tessuti molli sono quasi assenti e le ossa nel tempo si sono spostate dalla loro sede anatomica: i femori sono traslati a livello del torace e vertebre, sacro e coste sono ammassate nella parte superiore della mummia. (...) Fra le scoperte più affascinanti vi è il ritrovamento di alcune piccole corde annodate non facenti parte del bendaggio e che saranno oggetto di ulteriori studi, così come i campioni di sedimenti che si preleveranno, potranno fornire informazioni sulla tecnica di mummificazione. (..)" With some photos. --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entry at the blog of the Egypt Centre, Swansea: -- "No Lasting Colour Without Alum" (July 16) URL * New entry at the "Egypt Centre Collection" blog of Dr Ken Griffin: -- "Conference Announcement: Fifty Years of the Wellcome Collection at Swansea and Beyond" (July 19) URL * New entry at the blog of the MUAFS Project (Munich University Attab to Ferka Survey Project, Sudan): -- "More than greyscale: How to read magnetograms in the MUAFS concession area" (July 19) URL +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * P.T. Nicholson, The Catacombs of Anubis at North Saqqara: An Archaeological Perspective. (British Museum Publications on Egypt and Sudan 12). Peeters Publishers, 2021. Hb, 281 pp. ISBN 978-90-429-4550-0. EUR 110. TOC at URL "In 1897 Jacques de Morgan published a map of the Memphite necropolis, showing for the first time a pair of catacombs for mummified dogs. No further information was given and the catacombs remained largely un-investigated until the 21st century. In 2009 the Catacombs of Anubis Project was set up by Cardiff University who worked in collaboration with the Egyptian Supreme Council for Antiquities in an attempt to understand the larger of the two catacombs. This publication describes the work of the Catacombs of Anubis Project. It examines the way in which the catacomb was created and the likely phases of its development in the Late and Ptolemaic periods. (..)" * Rodney Ast, Malcom Choat, Jennifer Cromwell, Julia Lougovaya, Rachel Yuen-Collingridge (eds.), Observing the Scribe at Work: Scribal Practice in the Ancient World. (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, 301). Peeters Publsihers, 2021. Hb, 346 pp. ISBN 9789042942868. EUR 110. TOC at URL "(..) This volume collects contributions on scribal practice as it features on diverse media (including papyri, tablets, and inscriptions) in a range of ancient societies, from the Ancient Near East and Dynastic Egypt through the Graeco-Roman world to Byzantium. (..)" * Yekaterina Barbash, Kathlyn M. Cooney (eds.), The Afterlives of Egyptian History : Reuse and Reformulation of Objects, Places, and Texts. AUC Press, 2021. Hb, 224 pp. ISBN 9781617979927. $59.95 USD / £49.95 GBP. URL TOC at URL "(..) The book expands on the traditional academic approach of studying the original function and sociopolitical circumstances of ancient Egyptian objects, texts, and sites to examine their secondary lives by exploring their reuse, modification, and reinterpretation. Written in honor of the Egyptologist Edward Bleiberg, this volume brings together a group of luminous scholars from a wide range of fields, including Egyptian archaeology, philology, conservation, and art, to explore the historical circumstances, as well as political and economic situations, of people who have come into contact with ancient Egypt, both in antiquity and in more recent times." * Lee Young, An Artist in Abydos : The Life and Letters of Myrtle Broome. Foreword by Peter Lacovara. AUC Press, 2021. Hb, 240 pp. ISBN 9789774169922. $35.00 USD / £29.95 GBP. URL TOC at URL "(..) In this remarkable account, Lee Young tells the story of Myrtle Broome, who died in 1978, largely through her letters. (..). Between 1911 and 1913, she studied at University College London under the legendary Sir William Petrie. In 1927 she was invited to join the excavations at Qau el-Kebir as an artist for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, later traveling, in 1929, to work at the now famous Seti Temple in Abydos for the Egypt Exploration Society. Broome spent eight seasons there, copying the painted scenes in the Temple. Regarded then as one of the greatest copyists working in Egypt, she left invaluable renditions of some of ancient Egypt’s most beautiful monuments." --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * New addition to "Ägyptologische Literatur - digital" of the University of Heidelberg: - Charles Boreux, Musée National du Louvre. Département des Antiquités Égyptiennes. Guide-catalogue sommaire, vols. 1-2, Paris, 1932. -- vol. 1: Salles du Rez-de-Chaussée, escalier et palier du premier étage, Salle du Mastaba et Salle de Baouît. - 285 pp., 40 pls. - pdf-file (normal: 26 MB; large: 88 MB) URL --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * The TOC of the latest issue of Journal of Egyptian History [JEH], vol. 14, no. 1 (July 2021), is at URL * The TOC of the latest issue of Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History [JANEH], vol. 8, no. 1-2 (June 2021), is at URL It is a Special Issue, "Scholars, Priests, and Temples: Babylonian and Egyptian Science in Context". With several relevant articles, with one article available in Open Access: -- Andreas Winkler, "Stellar Scientists: The Egyptian Temple Astrologers" --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- * A. Quiles, et al, "New chronometric insights into ancient Egyptian musical instruments held at the Musée du Louvre and the Musée des Beaux-arts de Lyon", in: Radiocarbon, vol. 63, no. 2 (April 2021), pp. 545-574. URL "Very little is known about the manufacturing and use of ancient Egyptian instruments, and their discovery is very rare. An extensive radiocarbon (14C) dating program has been conducted on 25 ancient Egyptian musical instruments currently held at the Louvre Museum (musée du Louvre) and the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts (musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon). This study includes cordophones (harps, lyres, lutes), membranophones (drums, tambourines), idiophones (clappers, crotales), as well as wind instruments (oboe) (..)" [Open Access] * Pablo Barba, "Power, Personhood and Changing Emotional Engagement with Children's Burial during the Egyptian Predynastic", in: Cambridge Archaeological Journal, vol. 31, no. 2 (May 2021), pp. 211-228. URL "Archaeological analyses of child funerary remains have often revolved around discussions of ascribed status and demographic trends. Other social and spatial dimensions of child burial are often left unexplored. This article introduces a novel perspective, through the analysis of child burials in Predynastic Egypt. (..) My arguments point towards significant changes in the emotional dimension of children's funerary practices experienced during the later fourth millennium bc, and links these transformations to processes of state formation in Egypt." [free to read until the end of August] --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 (&).] * The Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield is seeking a Teaching Associate in Egyptian Archaeology Closing date: 2nd August 2021 URL * (&) The project "The Coptic Magical Papyri: Vernacular Religion in Roman and Early Islamic Egypt" at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg is pleased to announce a vacancy within the Department of Egyptology: 23-month Position in the Study of Coptic Magic (doctoral) The deadline for applications is 29 July, 2021. (#) * (&) The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology at Brown University (Providence, RI) has an opening for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Egyptology (Egyptian texts/philology with specialization in any area, genre, or language phase; PhD or equivalent required) Review of applications begins: 17 September 2021 For full information, please visit URL * (&) The American Research Center in Egypt has a job opening at the Theban Mapping Project (TMP): Theban Mapping Project Coordinator (2-year contract, non-renewable) (based in Cairo, Egypt) Closing date for applications: July 10, 2021. For full information, please visit URL * (&) The "Section des sciences religieuses" at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), PSL, Paris, has an opening for a Attaché(e) Temporaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche (ATER) : Religion de l'Égypte ancienne [Temporary Teaching and Research Associate: Ancient Egyptian Religion] Deadline for applications: 7 June 2021. URL URL * (&) The Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East (HMANE) has an opening for a part-time position as Curatorial Assistant Application deadline: Open until filled. URL * (&) The "Section des sciences religieuses" at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), PSL, Paris, has an opening for a Attaché(e) Temporaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche (ATER) : Religion de l'Égypte ancienne [Temporary Teaching and Research Associate: Ancient Egyptian Religion] Deadline for applications: 7 June 2021. URL URL * (&) The ERC "Desert Networks" Project, CNRS-LYON 07, has an opening for a postdoctoral Researcher on food practices, supply networks and strategies in the Egyptian Eastern Desert during the Greco-Roman period (12 months) Applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in ancient history, Greek papyrology or archaeology of Greco-Roman Egypt. Application Deadline: 15 June 2021. URL * (&) 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.] * (&) ARCE will offer two fellowships for Egyptian Ph.D. Dissertation Research Fellows in the 2021-2022 academic year. Each researcher will be selected for a one-year term beginning October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022. URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society invites applications for grants from its Centenary Fund. (..) The Centenary Awards are intended to encourage early-career Egyptologists: applicants must be current postgraduate research students or within five years of having been awarded their PhD. (..) The closing date for applications is 25 June 2021. (..) URL * (&) 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-- * (&) Upcoming one-week-course focussing on the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun: -- "Das Grab Tutanchamuns - Chronik einer Entdeckung" date: September 27, 2021 - October 1, 2021 place: on site at Mainz Volkshochschule, Germany - however, this might change to virtual in response to the Covid-19 pandemic situation tutor: Dr Carola Vogel target audience: Broader Public up to advanced beginners URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society is organizing the following online (Zoom) course: -- "Top Twenty Towns and Cities of Egypt," by Carl Graves and Stephanie Boonstra, as well as special guests A 10-week course on Thursdays 18:00-19:30, starting from 17 June. EES Members: £50 / Non-members: £100 Information and Registration at: URL * (&) Manchester University is now recruiting for the September 2021 intake of the online MA (part time) in Egyptology: URL * (&) 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-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- ZDFinfo, July 27, 2021, 01:30-02:15; July 29, 2021, 14:15-15:00 "Aufgedeckt - Rätsel der Geschichte: Tutanchamuns letzte Reise" -- ZDFinfo, July 27, 2021, 04:15-05:00; July 29, 2021, 17:15-18:00 "Aufgedeckt - Rätsel der Geschichte: Ägyptens Untergang" [Kleopatra VII.] -- ZDFinfo, July 29, 2021, 04:30-05:14 "Mythen und Monster - Sphinx" -- 3sat, July 29, 2021, 13:50-14:35 "An den Ufern des Nil (1/3): Zwischen Assuan und Luxor" -- 3sat, July 29, 2021, 14:35-15:20 "An den Ufern des Nil (2/3): Zwischen Luxor und Wüste" -- 3sat, July 29, 2021, 15:20-16:05 "An den Ufern des Nil (3/3): Zwischen Wüste und Mittelmeer" --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-- * Video of an e-lecture organized at the Politecnico di Milano: -- "Archaeoastronomy: the science of stars and stones", by Prof. Giulio Magli (June 21, 2021) [39 mins.] URL --MUSIC & THEATRE--- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Tutankhamon? È roba nostra..." URL "Il catanese Francesco Santocono è l’autore del libretto (musiche di Lino Zimbone) dell’opera che inaugurerà il Museo Egizio del Cairo [sic; read: Grand Egyptian Museum]. C’è un sottile filo magico (esoterico, per i più sofisticati) che lega la nostra terra, la Sicilia, e l’Egitto. Sembrerà strano ma in fin dei conti non lo è, se pensiamo che l’attuale direttore del Museo Egizio di Torino è un siciliano di origini ragusane, Christian Greco, mentre un catanese, Francesco Santocono, è stato incaricato di portare a termine un’opera lirica dedicata alla vita di Tutankhamon (suo è il libretto, mentre le musiche sono del compositore, anch’egli etneo di nascita, Lino Zimbone). (...) [Francesco Santocono] «Il 20 ottobre ci sarà l’anteprima all'Opera House del Cairo. Anteprima voluta da al-Sisi, presidente della Repubblica egiziana, probabilmente per controllare la bontà del prodotto. D’altro canto, gli egiziani paragonano l'inaugurazione del Museo Egizio a quella del Canale di Suez. 'Dopo Giuseppe Verdi ecco Lino Zimbone e Francesco Santocono', dicono. Lino arrossisce quando lo definiscono 'The new Verdi'...»." Interview with Francesco Santocono, author of the libretto of the opera dedicated to the life of Tutankhamun. --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) * Online (Zoom) Conference: 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 info: email info: Call for Papers at URL b) The Egypt Exploration Society AND Swansea University AND The Egypt Centre * Online (or hybrid) conference: "The Sixth EES Congress (EESCon6)" date: TBA, 2022 info: URL c) - d) Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz FB 07, Institut für Altertumswissenschaften – Ägyptologie Hegelstraße 59, 55122 Mainz * Online (Zoom) Conference: 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] info: email info: URL e) - f) The Amarna Project * Online (Zoom) Study Day: "Amarna Fundraiser and Study Day 2021" date: 17 July 2021; 15:00–17:30 (UK time), costs: 10 GBP info: program and booking at URL 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 h) Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities/ Société pour l’Étude de l’Égypte Ancienne * Online (Zoom) conference: SSEA/SÉÉA Scholars’ Colloquium 2021 The deadline for submission of papers is August 31st, 2021. The deadline for receipt of proposals for virtual posters is September 15th, 2021. date: November 5th and 7th, 2021 info: email * Online (Zoom) symposium: 45th SSEA/SÉÉA Annual Symposium: "In Sickness and in Health: The Healing Arts in Ancient Egypt" date: November 6, 2021 i) Egypt Centre, Swansea * Online (Zoom) Conference: "50 Years at Swansea 1971/2021" / "Fifty Years of the Wellcome Collection at Swansea and Beyond" Conference to celebrates fifty years of the Wellcome collection at Swansea. date: 15–17 September 2021 costs: free info: URL info: program and registration at URL j) - k) - l) - m) - n) - o) - p) - q) - r) - s) - t) - u) - v) ARCE / Northern California Chapter * Online (Zoom) lecture: "King Akhenaten's Main Temple to the Sun God at Amarna: How Archaeology Is Revealing Its Development and Use," by Dr. Barry Kemp (Amarna Trust) date: August 15, 2021; 3 PM Pacific Time info: non-members may request a registration link by sending email with your name and email address to email, before August 13. --USA-- a) - --CANADA-- a) - --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) 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 --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) International Association of Egyptologists * Thirteenth International Congress of Egyptologists (ICE XIII) date: 6-12 August 2023 place: Leiden info: bid prospectus at URL --GERMANY-- a) - d) - e) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Gabelsbergerstraße 35, München * International Conference "Perspectives on the Ramesside Military System" new] date: 10-11 December 2021 [3rd postponement; was: 2-3 July 2021; [2nd postponement; was: 27-28 November 2020] [1st postponemnet; 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: TBA, 2022 [2nd postponement; was: 30 August 2021 - 3 September 2021] [1st postponemnet; was: 31 August 2020 - 4 September 2020] info: email info: Erster Rundbrief at URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) - --ITALY-- a) - 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) - 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) - 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 info: Fourth Circular 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) - c) University of Jaén * "8th International Conference 'Old Kingdom Art & Archaeology'" (OKAA 8) Abstracts of papers and posters are invited before the 31st of January 2022. (#) date: 21-25 June 2022 [postponement; was: June 2021] place: Jaén info: email --AUSTRALIA-- a) - --DENMARK-- a) - --SWITZERLAND-- a) - --GREECE-- a) - --AUSTRIA-- a) - --POLAND-- a) National Museum of Warsaw * 5th Sudan Studies Research Conference date: 4-5 September 2021 place: partly in Warsaw and partly online. nfo: URL info: URL info: URL info: registration at URL --SLOVAKIA-- a) Egypt and Austria Society * Conference: Egypt and Austria XIII date: 21-25 October 2021 [postponement; 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: 3–8 July 2022 [2nd postponement; was: 4-9 July 2021] [1st postponement; was: 5–10 July 2020] place: Cubex Centrum, Prague info: URL --ARGENTINA-- a) Instituto de Historia Antigua Oriental * VII Congreso/Congresso Iberoamericano de Egiptología date: TBA, September 2022 place: Buenos Aires info: URL --JAPAN-- a) - --SOUTH AFRICA-- a) - +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) 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." info: English press report at URL "The art on display is largely the result of archeological expeditions that took place between 1910 and 1932. (..)" With a few photos. info: English press report at URL b) Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 URL * “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” date: May 20 [was: 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 16 [was: 9], 2021 – January 16, 2022 [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) 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 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 [2018] for extensive renovations. The upper Egyptian gallery is expected to close late this year [2019]. (..)" * 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 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 The Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs" [was: "Ramses and the Pharaohs’ Gold"] date: TBA, November 2021 - TBA Exhibition with 183 ancient Egyptian artefacts from Egypt, with a focus on Ramesses the Great. Start of an international tour. info: URL With trailer. URL With press release. info: older English press reports at URL [In these earlier press reports, it was labelled a 5-city international tour (November 2021 - January 2025) (Houston Museum of Natural Science in Houston; De Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco; The Saunders Castle at Park Plaza, Boston; The London Exhibition Hall, London; Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris). But the Australian news (see below) suggests it has been expanded to a 10-city tour? AKE] 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 URL info: older French press reports at URL URL URL URL m) The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 URL * “Gifts in Celebration of the Museum’s Anniversary” date: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021 Exhibitions dedicated to 150th anniversary gifts, accross different galleries. info: URL With photos (incl. ancien Egyptian objects). * “The Good Life: Collecting Late Antique Art at The Met” date: May 24, 2021 – May 7, 2023 Exhibition with objects from the collection of third- to eighth-century art from Egypt, to explore themes connected to social status, wealth, and living well in Late Antiquity. info: URL n) Nelson-Atkins Museum 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 * “Origins: Collecting to Create the Nelson-Atkins” date: August 14, 2021 – March 6, 2022 info: URL o) - p) - q) - 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 February 2 [was: 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 --CANADA-- a) - b) Musée canadien de l’Histoire / Canadian Museum of History 100, rue Laurier, Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8 URL URL * “Reines d’Égypte” [Queens of Egypt] date: 2 June 2021 - 22 [was: 29] August 2021 [3rd postponement; was: 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 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 info: video with the Virtual Opening (1 June) and a Sneak Peek, at URL info: English press report at URL "(...) Visitors to the museum will be spellbound by more than 300 monumental statues, sarcophagi, funerary objects, jewellery and other iconic artefacts. One of the highlights is the “Harem Conspiracy Papyrus” (...)." info: Italian press report at URL Includes a French video report [20:34 mins.] info: French press report at URL c) - d) Musée de la Civilisation de Québec 85 Rue Dalhousie, Québec city (Québec) G1K 8R2 URL * "Pharaons superstars" date: 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 (TBA) 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) The Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB URL * “Scent from Nature: Beauty's botanical origins“ date: 18 May 2021 – 29 August 2021 Exhibition featuring watercolours from the museum's botanical collection which are displayed alongside a range of perfume vessels from ancient Egypt and Greece, as well as scent bottles from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. info: URL 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) - 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) - 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 – 31 October 2021 [prolongation; was: till 5 September 2021] Exhibition about KV62, with replicas, and aimed at children. 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). * “We Were Kings” [working title] date: 7 April 2023 – 27 August 2023 Exhibition about the influence of ancient Egypt and ancient Nubia on Afroamerican music, via displays of ancient objects and modern art. info: URL 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: 6 June 2021 - 26 September 2021 [postponement; was: 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) Kulturforum Sonderausstellungshalle Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin URL * "James Simon. Die Kunst des sinnvollen Gebens" [James Simon. The Art of Giving Well] date: 1 October 2021 - 12 December 2021 [3rd postponement; was: 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 f) James-Simon-Galerie Eiserne Brücke, 10178 Berlin URL * “Achmîm – Ägyptens vergessene Stadt” [Achmim - Egypt's forgotten city] date: 23 [was: 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." info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Die Ausstellung "zeigt Zeugnisse aus 6 000 Jahren ägyptischer Geschichte. Schwerpunkte sind die Religion und der Übergang zum Christentum." For the catalogue: see below, "Book Corner" 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 * "Vermenschlichte Zeichen als Schlächter: Singuläre Ikonographieals Spuren sozio-politischer Veränderungen im ägyptischen Niltal des Mittleren Reiches (2. Jahrtausend v. Chr.)" [virtuell] date: 16 June 2021 – TBA Virtual exhibition focussing on a unique scene from the tomb of Wahka II in Qau el-Kebir. info: URL m) Neanderthal Museum Talstr. 300, 40822 Mettmann URL * "Mumien. Geheimnisse des Lebens" [Mummies - Secrets of Life] date: 20 November 2021 – 1 May 2022 Exhibition about mummies (human and animal) from different cultures and modern research on them. Earlier at the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen. info: URL 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) - p) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Arcisstraße 16, 80333 Münche * "Zeichen und Wunder" [Signs and miracles] date: 8 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 info: German press report at URL "Dossis 'Stärkende Zeichen', hauptsächlich auf weißem Büttenpapier sind neu gefundene Glyphen, empfunden aus und nach der ägyptischen Sprache. Sie konstellieren sich in der ägyptischen Manier der phonetischen, bildlichen und abstrakten Determinierungen, sie durchdringen sich, überlagern sich. Sie addieren sich aber nicht zu alphabetischer, rationaler Begrifflichkeit." q) Neues Museum Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung Bodestraße, 10178 Berlin * "Klangbilder – Musik im Alten Ägypten" [Soundscapes: Music in Ancient Egypt] date: 21 May 2021 - 16 January 2022 Exhibition (one room show) about the musical instruments used in ancient Egypt. info: URL With a slideshow. URL 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 info: German press report at URL --AUSTRIA-- a) Stiftsbibliothek Lilienfeld Klosterrotte 1, A-3180 Lilienfeld * "Ägypten einst & jetzt, Reiseberichte aus dem 19. Jahrhundert in Büchern der Stiftsbibliothek Lilienfeld" [Egypt then & now, travel reports from the 19th century in books of the Monastery Library Lilienfeld] date: 10 July 2021 - 31 October 2021 Exhibition in which two famous travel reports are displayed: Vivant Denon, Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte pendant les campagnes du general Bonaparte, Paris, 1802 and Georg Ebers, Aegypten in Bild und Wort, Stuttgart / Leipzig, 1879. info: German press report at URL b) Papyrusmuseum der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien URL * Closed for renovation date: 5 October 2020 - 4 May 2021 info: URL * Reopening after renovation date: 4 May 2021 [was: 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. (..)" 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." --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo URL * “The Cachettes” date: March 7, 2021 – January 15, 2022 Exhibition with objects discovered in four mummy cachettes (Deir al-Bahari Cachette, Amenhotep II Cachette, Bab al-Gasus Cachette, Asasif Cachette). info: URL * "Education in Ancient Egypt" date: March 7, 2021 – January 15, 2022 Exhibition about education, writing, and science (mathematics, geometry, architecture, astronomy) in ancient Egypt. info: URL 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) Museo Civico Archeologico Via dell'Archiginnasio 2, 40124 Bologna URL * "Sekhmet, la Potente. Una leonessa in città" [Sekhmet, the powerful one. A lioness in the city] date: 7 July 2021 - 31 December 2023 Exhibition surrounding a large statue of Sekhmet (with a height of 2.13 m) from the Museo Egizio, Turin. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "L’iniziativa è resa possibile dalla collaborazione con cui il Museo Egizio di Torino ha concesso in prestito uno dei suoi capolavori più significativi: la scultura è materializzazione terrestre della temibile divinità egizia con testa di leonessa e corpo di donna, di cui il museo torinese conserva ventuno esemplari, tra le più grandi collezioni fuori dall’Egitto." 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 URL * "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 info: Italian press report at URL "Venerdì 2 luglio 2021 apre al pubblico il secondo appuntamento del progetto espositivo 'Nel laboratorio dello studioso', dedicato all’attività scientifica che quotidianamente si svolge sugli oggetti esposti nelle sale e custoditi nei magazzini del Museo Egizio. Il tema al centro di questa mostra, che resterà aperta al pubblico fino al 29 agosto, è l’osservazione del firmamento nell’antico Egitto e i sistemi sviluppati dalla cultura nilotica per misurare lo scorrere del tempo e l’avvicendarsi ciclico delle stagioni attraverso la volta celeste." * “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. * "Alla ricerca della vita. Cosa raccontano i resti umani?" [In search of life. What do human remains tell?] date; 24 June 2021 - ongoing Opening of a new permanent exhibition room dedicated to life in ancient Egypt through the study of human remains. info: (Italian and English) URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL Includes a slideshow and a video report [1:22 mins.]. URL 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 - 30 January 2022 [2nd prolongation; was: till 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 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 info: Italian press report at URL --FRANCE-- a) - b) Musée Bargoin 45 rue Ballainvilliers, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand URL * "Traits d'Égypte, Marcelle Baud (1890-1987)" date: 7 July 2021 - 9 January 2022 Exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Egyptologist Marcelle Baud. info: URL "(..) A une époque où les conventions sociales tenaient dans l’ombre les femmes en égyptologie, Marcelle Baud a pourtant été la première femme attachée de l’Institut français d’Archéologie Orientale du Caire (IFAO). (..)" URL info: French press reports at URL URL 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 April 2022 – 25 July 2022 [2nd postponement; was: 27 October 2021 - 7 Février 2022] [1st postponement; was: 29 October 2020 – 8 February 2021] Exhibition dedicated to the kings of Napata and the 25th Egyptian dynasty. info: URL 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. (..)" * "Redécouvrir l'Égypte: Nouvelles salles d'introduction des antiquités égyptiennes" [Rediscovering Egypt: New introductory rooms of Egyptian antiquities] date: 24 June 2021 - ongoing Re-opening of the first three renovated rooms of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities. info: French press release at URL With description of the rooms and the main objects. info: English press report at URL "The Louvre museum in Paris, France reopened its first topical space of three rooms of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities -- including the Mastaba of Akhethetep and the restored statue of the Dog of Asyut. This comes after a major two-year renovation campaign and visitors can now rediscover this new museography devoted to the life of the collections. (..)" With a video [2:15 mins.]. info: French press reports at URL URL URL Includes a video report [1:31 mins.] about the mastaba of Akhethetep. info: Spanish press report at URL 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: TBA, June 2022 - TBA, September or October, 2022 [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 URL * Opening of the new museum date: 5 June [was: 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.] info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press reports at URL "Le onzième musée du Département de l'Isère, consacré aux frères Champollion et à l'égyptologie, devrait ouvrir ses portes le 5 juin." Includes a slideshow of the renovation of the museum. URL "Au total, ce sont 300 œuvres et 1 100 ouvrages qui seront présentés au public, notamment certaines correspondances des frères Champollion." info: French press report at URL "Le Louvre délocalise une partie de sa collection au futur musée Champollion qui ouvrira ses portes le 5 juin." - includes a slideshow info: French press report at URL "En amont de son inauguration officielle prévue le 4 juin, le musée Champollion de Vif a dévoilé ses coulisses à l’occasion d’une visite de son installation. L’occasion de découvrir l’esprit du musée au travers de trois salles, sur trois étages différents. Avec, en point d’orgue, le prêt du musée du Louvre au Département de 85 pièces de ses antiquités égyptiennes." info: French press reports at URL URL "(..) L'exposition se veut moderne : des écrans tactiles et des casques permettent de mieux comprendre ce que l'on voit. On découvre aussi l'histoire de la famille Champollion (...) réservation obligatoire." Includes a video report [2:19 mins.], an audio report with a statement by Caroline Dugand, curator of the museum [0:43 mins.] URL "(..) Mais l’événement que le Musée Champollion veut mettre en avant, c’est bien le prêt de 85 antiquités égyptiennes par le Musée du Louvre. Des œuvres qui seront exposées au deuxième étage de la maison, dans une salle dédiée au musée Charles X. Soit la première section d’égyptologie au sein du Louvre, ouvert en 1927 et dont Jean-François Champollion sera le premier conservateur, non sans faire preuve de modernité dans son approche.(..)" URL Includes a slideshow of the inauguration ceremony. URL Includes a video report [1:57 mins.] info: Italian press report at URL * "Restituer l'Égypte Antique: Voyage architectural, de Jean-Claude Golvin á Assassin's Creed" date: 5 June 2021 - 21 November 2021 Exhibition dedicated to the work of Jean-Claude Golvin, "architecte, archéologue et ancien chercheur au CNRS, il est l’auteur de plus de 1000 dessins de restitution de villes et monuments antiques et médiévaux." info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL g) Fondation Giacometti 3 bis cour de Rohan, 75006 Paris * "Alberto Giacometti et l’art Egyptien" [Alberto Giacometti and Egyptian art] date: 22 June 2021 - 10 October 2021 Exhibition "on the relationship of Alberto Giacometti to Egyptian art, in collaboration with the Louvre Museum. The exhibition will feature a thematic tour that brings together emblematic works by Giacometti and exceptional loans of works from the Louvre." info (French and English) URL URL info: French press report at URL "Un voyage dans l’Egypte Antique à travers le regard de l’artiste Giacometti. Fortement inspiré par l’art égyptien tout au long de sa carrière, Giacometti a aussi bien teinté ses peintures que ses sculptures des couleurs du pays qu’on appelait autrefois les Deux Terres. Répertoire de formes ou composante essentielle de sa conception esthétique, pour lui, nul doute : « la plus belle statue n’est ni grecque ni romaine et certainement pas de la Renaissance, mais égyptienne », confessait-il dans une lettre écrite à ses parents." info: English press report at URL "(..) Giacometti’s distinctive thin elongated figurative statues confront or stand side-by-side with objects from the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms of ancient Egypt. The Louvre has exceptionally loaned 16 artifacts to this exhibition. (..) As the exhibition shows, Giacometti was particularly influenced by the Egyptian figurines’ still and straight forms, upright postures, and hieratic poses (arms alongside the body and joined feet). (..)" info: Italian press report at URL h) Musée Victor Hugo Quai Victor Hugo, 76490 Villequier * "Voyage(s) en Orient. Voyages de Normands au XIXe siècle" [Travel(s) in the Middle East. Travels of Normands in the 19th century] date: 19 May 2021 - 31 October 2021 Exhibition on the reflections and dreams, about the Middle East, of several Normands of the 19th century - Auguste Vacquerie, Maxime Du Camp, Camille Saint-Saëns, Victor Hugo and Gustave Flaubert - as shown in their texts, drawings and correspondence. info: URL info: French press report at URL Interview with Caroline Dorion-Peyronnet, curator of the exhibition. 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) Musée d'Orsay 62, rue de Lille, 75343 Paris Cedex 07 URL * “Girault de Prangey, photographe (1804-1892)” date: 19 May 2021 – 11 July 2021 Exhibition of very early photographs (daguerreotypes) of a tour (1842-1844) from Italy to Egypt. info: URL info: English press report at URL k) Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand Quai François Mauriac, 75706 Paris Cedex 13 URL * "Champollion" (working title) date: 12 April 2022 - 24 July 2022. info: source - URL l) Musée Champollion – Les Écritures du Monde place Champollion – 46100 Figeac URL * “5 ans d’acquisition. 2015-2020” date: 19 May 2021 – 29 August 2021 info: URL m) Forum Antique, Musée archéologique de Bavay 2 Allée Chanoine Henri Bievelet, 59570 Bavay URL * “Archéonimaux. Homme et animal, une histoire commune” date: 4 February 2021 – 31 August 2021 Exhibition, aimed at a young audience, about the relations between men and animals through history. With ca. 40 original objects from Antiquity from the collections of the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art and other museums. info: URL info: photos of the loans from the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, including many ancient Egyptian objects - URL 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." info: French press report at URL 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 * "Les Tables du Pouvoir. Une histoire des repas de prestige" date: 31 March 2021 – 26 July 2021 Exhibition about tableware through history (incl. some ancient Egyptian examples). info: URL info: mini-lectures about the objects, including "Le Trésor de Tôd" and "Stèle de Tepemânkh et son épouse" - URL * “Hiéroglyphes" 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: URL 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) Musée royal de Mariemont Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140 Morlanwelz URL * “Un Aperçu de la Fascination Égyptienne, de l'Antiquité à nos Jours” date: September 2022 – TBA info: source (see Programme 2021-2022) - URL 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 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 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) - 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 * "Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs" date: TBA, Summer 2023 - TBA Exhibition with 183 ancient Egyptian artefacts, including animal mummies, royal masks, amulets, etc. As part of 10-city international tour that opens at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (November 2021). info: source - URL info: English press report at URL "(..) It'll be the largest collection of Ramses II items to ever leave Egypt, in fact, and will also mark the first time in more than three decades that items connected with the pharaoh have left their home country. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) The Australian Museum has locked in a new exhibition that showcases 183 rare objects from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo after its highly anticipated King Tutankhamun blockbuster scheduled for this year was cancelled. (..)" info: video with trailer at 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 info: French press report at URL "Le musée antique de Bâle (Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig), qui accueille entre 60 000 et 80 000 visiteurs chaque année, vient d’achever la refonte complète de ses collections d’antiquités égyptiennes, soit 600 œuvres réparties dans 550 m² avec un degré d’interactivité inédit. (..)" With videos. * "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) - --ESTONIA-- a) - ---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 - 30 September 2021 [2nd prolongation; was: till 6 June 2021] [1st 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 repleases, about the prolongations, at URL URL 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] info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: Czech press reports at URL With a photo gallery. URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The exhibition includes 90 artifacts that were excavated by the Czech mission at Abusir archeological area. The head of King Ra-Nefer-Ef, and a group of statues from the Old Kingdom, including a statue of a clerk, statues of senior statesmen and officials, and a set of canopic utensils, in addition to ten statues of Ushabti made from Faience. (...)" With a few photos. URL With a few photos. b) Muzeum Vysociny Jihlava Masarykovo námestí 57/58, 586 01 Jihlava URL * "Mezi Prahou a Káhirou: 100 let ceské egyptologie" [Between Prague and Cairo: 100 years of Czech Egyptology] date: 16 June 2021 - 12 September 2021 Exhibition with photographs, documents, videos and animations, celebrating 100 years of Egyptology at Charles University. About the beginnings of Egyptology in Czechia and about Czechian archaeological missions in Egypt and Sudan. It was previously shown in the Karolinum, Prague (2 August 2019 - 8 September 2019) and the Muzeum Dr. B. Horáka v Rokycanech (12 June 2020 - 30 August 2020). info: URL --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) 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 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) Tokyu Bunkamura, Inc. 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 info: English press report at URL "The National Museum of Antiquities of the Netherlands has succeeded in taking a major travelling exhibition featuring treasures from its large Egyptian collections for an exceptional tour to Japan. Hanneke Kik, exhibition project manager, shares the story of remote couriering for the Egypt. Land of Discoveries exhibition. (..)" About the logistical problems surrounding the exhibiton. h) Sendai City Museum 26 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0862 URL * “Egypt, Land of Discoveries” date: July 9, 2021 – September 5, 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 (Sept. 19, 2020 – Dec. 6, 2020), the Shizuoka City Museum of Art (Dec. 19, 2020 – March 31, 2021), and the Tokyu Bunkamura, Tokyo (April 16, 2021 – June 27, 2021); after Sendai City Museum, Sendai (July 9, 2021 - Sept. 5, 2021), it will travel to Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum, Yamaguchi (Sept. 18, 2021 - Nov. 7, 2021), and Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe (Nov. 2021 - Febr. 2022). info: URL info: URL URL --PORTUGAL-- a) Museu Calouste Gulbenkian Av. de Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisboa URL URL * “ Pharaons superstars” date: October 2022 - TBA [postponement; 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 (June 2022- TBA) and later at Musée de la Civilisation de Québec, Québec city. info: URL info: source - URL "Museu Gulbenkian vai apresentar grande exposição sobre faraós e arte egípcia em 2022. --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: 15 September 2021 - 12 December 2021 [postponed; was: 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 * "Emoglyphs. Picture-Writing from Hieroglyphs to the Emoji" [was: “iGlyph - Hieroglyphs from the Pyramids to Cyberspace”] 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. date: 16 December 2019 - 4 July 2021 [3rd polongation; was: till 05 June 2021] [2nd prolongation; was: till 04 April 2021] [1st prolongation; was: till 12 October 2020] info: URL 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 --SOUTH 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." b) War Memorial of Korea 29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-dong, Seoul * "Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures" date: 22 June 2021 - 24 April 2022 A travelling exhibition with more than 1000 replicas of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Earlier at Halle 622, Zürich (10 July 2020 - 20 April, 2021). info: URL info: URL [This signals that the exhibitions in Mannheim and Seoul run concurrently. AKE] info: English press report at URL With a video report at URL ---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. ====================================================================


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