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EEF NEWS (1152)
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September 24, 2020 (II Peret 10)
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 (via Zoom) USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Hungary, 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, Mexico, Israel, Korea, China Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma * Thanks for this week's events information go to: Margaret Lucy Patterson [(I) - VL (h)]; Francesca Jones [(I) - VL (i)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - France (b)(n), Czechia (a)] ========================================================================= +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS [Most lecture programs will be temporarily suspended, but some updates to future conferences will still appear here; an overview of virtual lectures open to everyone wherever located is stored here] --VIRTUAL LECTURES-- g) Comité international pour l’Égyptologie (CIPEG) International Committees of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) URL * CIPEG Annual Meeting 2020 "Museums in the time of COVID-19" Deadline for abstracts is 12 October 2020. date: 13-15 November 2020 place: online (Zoom) info: Call for Papers at URL h) Essex Egyptology Group for the newsletter: * Online lecture (Zoom) “Deir el-Ballas: A Theban Palace from the time of the Hyksos Expulsion”, by Dr Peter Lacovara date: 4th October 2020; 3pm UK time (UTC +1) costs: free for members, £4 for guests; to book a place, contact URL info: URL i) Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society (Oxon, Berks,Bucks) * Online lecture (Zoom) "The Princesses’ Burial: New research in the Valley of the Kings KV63 ", by Prof. Susanne Bickel (University of Basel; Director of the Swiss Mission in the VoK) Following the AGM at 1:00 pm. date: Saturday, October 10, 2020; 2:00 pm costs: members free, guests £4; registration required info: URL * Online lecture (Zoom) "Drinking Wine, Baking Bread, and Making the Best of It: Humor and the Afterlife in Egyptian Tomb Scenes", by Dr. Stephen Harvey date: Saturday, October 24, 2020; 4:00 pm costs: members free, guests £4; registration required info: URL --FRANCE-- 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 --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --FRANCE-- b) Espace culturel départemental - 21, bis Mirabeau Cours Mirabeau 21, 13100 Aix-en-Provence * "Un dessein, des dessins: l'Egypte de Jean-Claude Golvin" date: 6 June 2020 - 11 October 2020 [was: 30 May 2020 - 27 September 2020] Exhibition of forty watercolors by Jean-Claude. As architect and archaeologist Golvin reconstructs ancient Egyptian sites which are now in ruins, combining scientific and artistic aspects in his paintings. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: many samples of Golvin's work may be seen at URL [update] n) Musée Granet Place Saint Jean de Malte, 13100 Aix-en-Provence * "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 - 14 February 2021 [new] 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. » (...)" --CZECH REPUBLIC-- [update] a) Národní muzeum/National Museum Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Prague 1 * "Slunecní králové" [Kings of the Sun] date: 31 August 2020 - 7 February 2021 [new] info: Czech press report at URL Czech report about a special presentation of the exhibition for invited guests. - include a slideshow of the ceremony. --JAPAN-- a) Edo-Tokyo Museum 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015 URL * "Ancient Egypt: The Myth of Creation" date: November 21, 2020 - April 4, 2021 Exhibition with ca. 130 artefacts on loan from the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It will later tour 4 other venues in Japan. info: URL info: 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 --- For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below. ++ (III) PERSONALS AND ADMIN NOTES [As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF. They usually are not in the Website version.] +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE--- * Press report: "Egypt’s Min of Tourism & Antiquities uncovers a burial shaft that houses a limestone sarcophagus, Ushabti statues" URL "The Egyptian mission headed by secretary general of the supreme council of antiquities Mostafa Waziri announced the discovery of a burial shaft that houses a limestone sarcophagus and a number of Ushabti statues in Tuna el Gebel archaeological area in Minya. Waziri explained that the newly discovered well was found at a depth of 5 meters, in which there is a sarcophagus made of limestone that has inscriptions depicting the four children of Horus, in good condition, next to it, a group of Ushabti statues. Waziri further added that the initial inspection work indicated that this person was called Jahouti Umm Hoteb [Djehuti-em-hotep] from the 26th [dynasty], and he held the position of Supervisor of the Thrones and that he was the son of Guarda East [in other press reports rendered as "Hersa Est"], whose coffin was revealed by the mission in its first excavation season in 2018. (..)" With photos. -- Another English press report: URL With wrong photo. [Submitted by Rhio Barnhart and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Egypt tomb: [14 more] Sarcophagi buried for 2,500 years unearthed in Saqqara" URL "A total of 27 sarcophagi buried more than 2,500 years ago have been unearthed by archaeologists (..) in Saqqara (..). Thirteen coffins were discovered earlier this month, but a further 14 have followed, officials say. (..)" With photos. -- Other English press reports: URL URL With more photos. -- German press report: URL -- Italian press report: URL With brief slideshow. [Next two items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Wild birds as offerings to the Egyptian gods" URL "Millions of ibis and birds of prey mummies, sacrificed to the Egyptian gods Horus, Ra or Thoth, have been discovered in the necropolises of the Nile Valley. (..) Scientists from the CNRS, the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and the C2RMF have carried out extensive geochemical analyses on mummies from the Musée des Confluences, Lyon. According to their results, published on 22nd September 2020 in the journal Scientific Reports, they were wild birds. (..)" -- Press release by CNRS: URL -- The original research article: Marie Linglin, et al., "Isotopic systematics point to wild origin of mummified birds in Ancient Egypt", in: Scientific Reports 10, September 2020. Open Access. [Abstract listed in Section (V).] URL * Press report: "Researches successfully restore face of Egyptian child mummy" URL "A group of researchers were able to restore the face of an ancient Egyptian mummy belonging to a child. The mummy was found in the eighties in a cemetery near the Pyramid of Hawara, southwest of Cairo. (..) How accurate are these pictures [i.e. mummy portraits]? To find out, a team of scientists in Austria and Germany examined the body of this little boy and made a 3D digital reconstruction of his face. The results show that the image was fairly accurate, except for one aspect - making the young artist appear 3 or 4 years older, according to the study's lead researcher Andreas Nerlich's (director of the Pathology Institute at the Academic Clinic in Munich, Bogenhausen, Germany) comments to Live Science. “It may have been the result of a technical agreement at the time,” Nerlich said. (..)" With photo. -- Another English press report: URL With a video and slideshow. -- German press report: URL -- French press report: URL With a video report [0:31 mins.]. -- The original research article: Andreas G. Nerlich, et al., "The infant mummy’s face — Paleoradiological investigation and comparison between facial reconstruction and mummy portrait of a Roman-period Egyptian child", in: PLoS One, vol. 15, no. 9, September 2020. Open Access. [Abstract listed in Section (V) below.] URL * Press report: "Egypt's GEM conservation center conserves Tutankhamun's cuirass which will be displayed for the 1st time" URL "Major General Atef Moftah, General Supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum Project, announced that a team of conservation professionals from the Organic Laboratory at the GEM Conservation Centre worked tirelessly to conserve the cuirass of King Tutankhamun. (..) This artefact is especially unique as it wasn’t made of metal units fixed onto a linen support, but was constructed of intertwined leather units fixed onto a linen support to provide protection for the chest. (...) The cuirass had remained in the Egyptian Museum storerooms and had never been on display due to its bad condition, until it was transported to the GEM. (..)" With photos. * Press report: "How jewelry, glass, pottery are restored in GEM?" URL * Pres report: "Video: Restoration of wooden statue of Horemheb in Egypt’s Grand Museum" URL * Press report: "Grand Egyptian Museum receives 2,000 artifacts" URL "Two pink granite columns belonging to King Ramses II, each six meters high and weighing 13 tons, are among some of the most important artifacts newly received by the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) to be included in its display. (..) Al-Tayeb Abbas, the museum’s director-general of archaeological affairs, said that there were also 54 artifacts from the King Tutankhamun collection. (..) There was a collection of pottery vessels from Tel El-Yahoudeya, silver coins and metal statues. (..)" * Press report: "Egypt’s GEM general supervisor confirms that state will not allow building on archeological area" URL "(..) Recently a number of people have stated that two highways have been built through the Giza Plateau near Cairo, claiming its impact will damage one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Egypt would never randomly, and without comprehensive and adequate studies by a group of specialists and experts, inflict such damage. (..) Major General Atef confirmed without reservation and categorically that the State would never allow a road to be built over an archaeological area. (..)" * Press report: "Egypt’s tourism & antiquities min. discusses final preparations ahead of royal mummies' transfer to NMEC" URL * Press report: "US has provided over $100m to conserve monuments across Egypt: US Ambassador" URL * Press release: "The new faces of [Yale's] Faculty of Arts and Sciences" URL "Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) will welcome 30 new colleagues this academic year (...). Other tenured new hires in the humanities include (..) Nadine Moeller, professor of Near Eastern languages and civilizations, whose work focuses on settlement archaeology and urbanism in ancient Egypt as well as climate change in antiquity (...)." [URL] [Next six items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Badaczka: kaplani egipscy nie zawsze pracowali na pelen etat" URL Polish report about the role of Egyptian priests who did not work full time in the temple. A new research project led by Dr. Joanna Wilimowska is described. She will study the activities of priests of the Ptolemaic Period not only by Greek texts, but also by Demotic texts which have become available in recent years. [MT] * Press report: "Le mystérieux pharaon égyptien Toutânkhamon n'était pas celui que l'on croit" URL "Dans le cadre d’un documentaire tourné par les équipes britanniques de Channel 5, des spécialistes de l’Égypte antique ont effectué une découverte inattendue sur le jeune pharaon Toutânkhamon. Ils ont décelé sur son armure en cuir d’invisibles marques de lutte, qui bouleversent l’image conventionnelle du monarque. (..)" * Press report: "Musée Champollion : ouverture au premier trimestre 2021" URL "(...) Suite à la décision du Département de créer unmusée dédié aux frères Champollion dans la maison familiale de Vif où le célèbre égyptologue a régulièrement séjourné, la première pierre a été posée en mai 2019. Depuis, les travaux n’ont eu de cesse d’avancer. (...) malgré l’interruption du chantier durant le confinement et la reprise des opérations dans un contexte sanitaire difficile, le calendrier prévoit une ouverture des portes au premier trimestre 2021. (...) Les collections du musée sont actuellement en cours de restauration dans des ateliers spécialisés. (...)" * Video report: "Toutankhamon, des secrets enfouis dans la tombe" [3:08 mins.] URL "Depuis 33 siècles, diverses huiles et résines protègent le corps momifié de Toutankhamon et ses secrets. Depuis la découverte deson tombeau, le débat fait rage concernant les causes de sa mort." * Video report: "Histoire : il y a 198 ans, l'égyptologue Champollion résolvait le mystère des hiéroglyphes" [2:30 mins.] URL "Il y a 198 ans, jour pour jour, l’égyptologue français Jean-François Champollion découvrait le moyen de déchiffrer les hiéroglyphes. Si ses découvertes ont suscité l’admiration à l’époque, elles sont toujours précieuses de nos jours." * Press report: "El día que el faraón Ramsés II conquistó Londres" URL "El British Museum expone con orgullo un colosal busto del faraón Ramsés II (2,67 m de altura, 7,25 toneladas de peso), con el que Egipto vivió una edad de oro. La pieza, apodada 'el joven Memnón', es una de las obras maestras de la institución. Sin embargo, la historia de cómo llegó a Londres es menos conocida. (...)" * Some items relating to Egyptomania [submitted by Michael Tilgner]: -- Press report: "Akhenaton : 5 anecdotes sur le leader de IAM" URL "Ce jeudi 17 septembre 2020 le rappeur Akhenaton fête son 52ème anniversaire. (...) Son nom de naissance est donc Philippe Fragione. Il est né le 17 septembre 1968 à Marseille et est issu d’une famille d’origine Toscane. Son nom de scène lui vient de sa passion pour l’Égypte antique, il a ainsi repris le second nom du pharaon égyptien Amenhotep IV." -- Press report: "Montblanc lança caneta Heritage inspirada na cultura egípcia" URL "A cada uma de suas edições Heritage, a Montblanc recupera edições históricas do rico passado da maison e as reinventa para os entusiastas da cultura da escrita atuais com novos designs e inovações técnicas. Um desses instrumentos de escrita é a chamada “caneta-tinteiro Egípcia” da Montblanc, criada na década de 1920, com formato octogonal e gravuras em estilo egípcio." See also the website of Montblanc: "The return of the legend" URL "Like one of the many breath-taking discoveries unearthed by the great archaeologists on expeditions down the Nile, the Montblanc Heritage Egyptomania collection brings back one of its own iconic treasures from the past. (...) Created in partnership with an expert Egyptologist, the octagonal precious resin cap of the writing instrument is decorated with authentic hieroglyphs that translate as 'white stone mountain', denoting Montblanc." -- Press report: "CD-Review: Maahes - Reincarnation" URL "Namen und Begrifflichkeiten aus religiösem Kontext haben im Black Metal Tradition – nicht nur aus dem christlichen Umfeld. Auch der orientalische Kulturkreis dient gerne als Inspiration. So auch bei MAAHES aus Niederbayern, benannt nach dem löwenköpfigen Kriegsgott der Ägypter. Um das Verwirrspiel der vermischten Kulturkreise komplett zu machen, halten sich MAAHES von orientalischen Einflüssen in ihrer Musik jedoch weitestgehend fern – und huldigen vielmehr ziemlich konsequent der Kultur des schwedischen Black Metals." --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entry at the "Egypt Centre Collection" blog of Dr Ken Griffin: -- "Musing on Deir el-Medina [- guest post by Laura Williams' (Sept 21 ) URL [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * New entry at the "Bedouin Silver" blog of Sigrid van Roode: -- "The Bahariya discs" URL +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * Julie Stauder-Porchet, Elizabeth Frood, Andréas Stauder (eds.), Ancient Egyptian Biographies. Contexts, Forms, Functions. (Wilbour Studies in Egypt and Ancient Western Asia, 6). Lockwood Press, 2020. Hb, 352 pp. ISBN 978-1-948488-28-0. $89.95/EUR 88.00 (eBook $72). TOC at URL URL "This volume consists of a selection of papers initially presented at the conference “Ancient Egyptian Biographies. Forms, Contexts, Functions” held at the University of Basel on 14–17 may 2014, then revised and elaborated by the authors. (...) The studies collected here examine Egyptian (auto-) biographies from a variety of complementary perspectives: (1) anthropological and contrastive perspectives; (2) the original Old Kingdom settings; (3) text format and language; (4) social dimensions; and (5) religious experience." * George Andrew Reisner, Archaeological Fieldwork in Egypt: A Method of Historical Research. Edited by Peter Lacovara, Sue D'Auria, and Jonathan Elias. Independently published, 2020. Pb, 139 pp. ISBN 979-8656761710. £19.97. URL "(..) The completed manuscript for George Andrew Reisner’s Archaeological Fieldwork was submitted to Methuen and Company Ltd. Publishers in 1937, but unfortunately, the publishers decided that such a publication was too specialized to be profitable. But given the extent of his work and the number of excavators he trained even almost a century later, it remains an invaluable tool to our understanding of his work. The text presented here remains largely Reisner's original. While most of the excavation methods described in the manual are clearly outdated, this manuscript is invaluable for our understanding and interpretation of his results and of this important period in the development of archaeology, and to archaeologists today relying on any material excavated during this period. The editors have tried to maintain the integrity of the original manuscript. Only minor corrections in grammar and spelling have been made, and on occasion some redundancies have been omitted." [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Siegfried G. Richter, Das koptische Ägypten. Schätze im Schatten der Pharaonen. wbg Zabern, Darmstadt, 2019. Hb, 136 pp. ISBN 978-3-8053-5211-6. EUR 28.00. URL "Früh christianisiert, bezeugen Papyri aus Ägypten nicht nur die Anfänge des ägyptischen Christentums. Vielmehr machen bedeutende Funde neutestamentlicher Handschriften die frühe Geschichte des Neuen Testamentes erst greifbar. Einige sind sogar ausschließlich in koptischer Sprache überliefert. Ägyptologen untersuchten daher eine Vielzahl erhaltener Schriftstücke, auch archäologische Forschungen haben eindrucksvolle neue Erkenntnisse gebracht: Die heutigen Ruinen der etwa 50 km von Alexandrien entfernten Menasstadt etwa galten einst als eines der größten und frühesten Pilgerzentren der Antike - bevor sich das koptische Christentum 451 n. Chr. abspaltete und bis heute an vielen ursprünglichen Traditionen festhält, die das 'unbekannte Ägypten' der Kopten präg(t)en." -- Also as a special issue of the journal "Antike Welt", price: EUR 14.95 URL [Submitted by James Spinti] * James P. Allen, Coptic: A Grammar of Its Six Major Dialects. (Languages of the Ancient Near East Didactica, 1). Eisenbrauns, 2020. Hb, 144 pp. ISBN 978-1-64602-064-5. $59.95 (but till Sept 30 available at 40% discount, i.e. for $35.97). TOC at URL "(..) Unlike previous grammars that focus on just two of the Coptic dialects, this volume, written by senior Egyptologist James P. Allen, describes the grammar of the language in each of the six major dialects. It also includes exercises with an answer key, a chrestomathy, and an accompanying dictionary, making it suitable for teaching or self-guided learning as well as general reference." --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Digitized books from the Watson Library Digital Collections: - Publications of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition (PMMA) -- [vol. 5:] Norman de Garis Davies, The Tomb of Ken-Amun at Thebes, vols. 1-2, New York, 1930. --- vol. 1: x, 70 pp., 70 pls. - pdf-file (153 MB) URL --- vol. 2: 7 pls. in folio - pdf-file (21.2 MB) URL --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- * The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has released the August 2020 issue of its newsletter; the Arabic and English versions can be accessed via: URL * Evon R. Hekkala, et al., "The secrets of Sobek – A crocodile mummy mitogenome from ancient Egypt", in: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, vol. 33 (October 2020), Open Access in advance of print URL "Previous investigations of genetic diversity across the distribution of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) confirmed the existence of two genetically distinct species of true crocodile (genus Crocodylus) in Africa. These taxa correspond roughly to an eastern/southern African species (Crocodylus niloticus) and a central/western African species (Crocodylus suchus). (..) Here we present the first assessment of mitogenomic data from an adult Egyptian crocodile mummy from a center of crocodile worship and identify this specimen as C. suchus. (..) The mummification of this adult male in the style of the temple crocodile mummies of Kom Ombo, suggests that the choice of this particular species, rather than C. niloticus, was indicative of a specific cultural role for it in the worship of the crocodile god Sobek. Egyptians may have preferred C. suchus over C. niloticus for this role as the former are typically smaller and less aggressive to humans. (..)" * Marie Linglin, et al., "Isotopic systematics point to wild origin of mummified birds in Ancient Egypt", in: Scientific Reports 10 (September 2020). Open Access. URL "(..) Here we have measured and analysed the stable oxygen, carbon and radiogenic strontium isotope compositions as well as calcium and barium content of bones along with the stable carbon, nitrogen and sulfur isotope composition of feathers from 20 mummified ibises and birds of prey recovered from various archeological sites of Ancient Egypt. (..) Isotopic values show that ibises ingested food from the Nile valley but with a higher isotopic scattering than observed for the diet of ancient Egyptians. On the other hand, birds of prey have exotic isotopic values compatible with their migratory behaviour. We therefore propose that most mummified ibises and all the birds of prey analysed here were wild animals hunted for religious practice." * Andreas G. Nerlich, et al., "The infant mummy’s face — Paleoradiological investigation and comparison between facial reconstruction and mummy portrait of a Roman-period Egyptian child", in: PLoS One, vol. 15, no. 9 (September 2020). Open Access. URL "In Graeco-Roman times in the Lower-Egyptian Fayoum region, a painted portrait was traditionally placed over the face of a deceased individual. (..) In the present study, we investigated a completely wrapped young infant mummy with a typical mummy portrait by whole body CT analysis. This was used to obtain physical information on the infant and provided the basis for a virtual face reconstruction in order to compare it to the mummy portrait. (..) The reconstructed face showed considerable similarities to the portrait, confirming the portrait’s specificity to this individual. However, there are some differences between portrait and face. The portrait seems to show a slightly older individual which may be due to artistic conventions of that period." * New additions to the Propylaeum-DOK repository: -- Feucht, Erika (1975) Schmuck. In: Vandersleyen, Claude (Hrsg.): Das Alten Ägypten. 1975, pp. 384-391 (Propyläen Kunstgeschichte ; 15) URL -- Budka, Julia (2015) Ein Pyramidenfriedhof auf der Insel Sai. In: Sokar. Geschichte und Archäologie Altägyptens, 31 (2015), pp. 54-65 URL -- Budde, Dagmar (2002) Das „Haus-der-Vogelfalle“, Thot und eine seltsame Hieroglyphe auf einem Obelisken Nektanebos' II. (BM EA 523). In: Göttinger Miszellen. Beiträge zur ägyptologischen Diskussion, 191 (2002), pp. 19-25 URL -- Hoffmann, Friedhelm ; Quack, Joachim Friedrich (2014) Pastophoros. In: Dodson, A. M. ; Johnston, J. J. ; Monkhouse, W. (Hrsgg.): A good scribe and an exceedingly wise man. Studies in Honour of W. J. Tait. London 2014, pp. 127-155 (GHP Egyptology ; 21) URL -- Hoffmann, Friedhelm ; Kessler, Dieter (2011) Tierkult. In: Recklinghausen, Daniel von ; Stadler, Martin Andreas (Hrsgg.): KultOrte. Mythen, Wissenschaft und Alltag in den Tempeln Ägyptens. Berlin 2011, pp. 142-159 URL -- Hoffmann, Friedhelm (2015) XX UND XY. Oder: Der kleine Unterschied und woher er nach ägyptischer Vorstellung kommt. In: Nyord, Rune ; Ryholt, Kim (Hrsgg.): Lotus and Laurel. Studies on Egyptian Language and Religion in Honour of Paul John Frandsen. Kopenhagen 2015, pp. 121-132 (CNI Publications ; 39) URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Book review: "A pair of scholars recount the rivalry that defined efforts to interpret the Rosetta stone" URL "Combining exhaustive excavation of British and French archives with eclectic biographical elements, this valuable new book explains, so far as the surviving evidence allows, the twists and turns behind the perpetually fascinating decipherment. A lthough aimed primarily at scholars of this subject, the book will surely intrigue any reader attracted to the ethos of the Enlightenment." - by Andrew Robinson, a biographer of both Champollion and Young. -- Jed Z. Buchwald, Diane Greco Josefowicz, The Riddle of the Rosetta: How an English Polymath and a French Polyglot Discovered the Meaning of Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Princeton University Press, 2020. [cf. EEF News (1148), August 27, 2020] +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list.] * The Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften (Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie) of the Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München (LMU) is looking for a wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in "(..) Zu Ihren Aufgaben gehört die Forschungstätigkeit im Projekt „Online Egyptological Bibliography“ (OEB), darunter die Weiterentwicklung der wissenschaftlichen Systematik, die Pflege und Anpassung des Schlagwortsystems sowie die Anleitung und Betreuung der angestellten Hilfskräfte. (..)" Application deadline: 31 October 2020 URL [Submitted by Yasmin El Shazly] * Two job vacancies are currently available in the American Research Center in Egypt, in the US Department of Education grant-funded ARCE Archives Digitization and Publishing Project. They concern the roles of: 1. Metadata Specialist 2. Digitization and Data Specialist Application deadline: October 22, 2020 For more information: URL * (&) An der Abteilung Kairo des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (DAI) ist zum 1. Oktober 2022 die Stelle des Ersten Direktors (m/w/d) zu besetzen. (..) Voraussetzung für die Bewerbung sind die Promotion im Fachgebiet Ägyptologie, die Habilitation bzw. vergleichbare wissenschaftliche Leistungen, sowie die Beherrschung der deutschen Sprache in Wort und Schrift. (..) Deadline for applications: 27 October 2020 URL * (&) The Institute for Egyptology at the University of Vienna seeks to fill the position of University Assistant (post doc) from 1.11.2020 to 31.10.2024. The focus is on Egyptian archaeology. Application deadline: 07 September 2020. URL * (&) The department 'Collections and Research - Scientific Documentation' of the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels (Belgium) is looking for an Egyptologist/archaeologist (post-doc, 100%, fixed-term position from 1 October 2020 to 15 September 2022) in the framework of the research Project "SURA. Unlocking the Photographic Archives of the Pioneering Years of Egyptology at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels". The closing date for applications (in French) is 30 August 2020. URL * (&) The Department of Ancient Egyptian and Near East Cultures, Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, has openings for the following positions (with special focus areas): -- Assistant professor in archaeology of Egypt (landscape archaeology and archaeology of the province) URL -- Research assistant in archaeology of Egypt (archaeology of the Late Period and the Theban necropolis) URL -- Research assistant in archaeology of Egypt (Egyptian pottery from the Early Dynastic Period) URL -- Research assistant in archaeology of Egypt (Egyptian pottery from the Roman period to early Islamic period) URL -- Assistant professor in archaeology of the Near East (archaeology of the Levant and Arabian Peninsula to the pre-Islamic Period) URL Deadline for applications: 8 September 2020 * (&) The Ashmolean Museum’s Digital Collections team is looking to recruit a Project Documentation Assistant to help with the conversion and migration of data for the Museum’s renowned collections from ancient Egypt and Sudan. (..) Application deadline: 11 September 2020. URL * (&) The School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, is seeking to appoint two positions for the Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) Project. (..) Namely a Senior Research Associate (Digital Archaeology) URL and a Post-doctoral Research Associate URL Application deadline for both: 1 September 2020. * (&) Le LabEx ARCHIMEDE « Archéologie et Histoire de la Méditerranée et de l’Egypte de la Préhistoire au Moyen-Âge », Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, propose 4 contrats de recherche doctorale de 3 ans (2020-2023). (..) Les projets de recherche doctorale soumis par les candidats doivent s’inscrire dans les thématiques et problématiques du programme scientifique du LabEx. (..) Les candidats détermineront leur projet de thèse en accord avec un directeur de thèse, membre du LabEx. (..) Date de début du contrat : 1er octobre 2020. (..) Application deadline: 1 September 2020. URL * (&) The Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford is looking for a Departmental Lecturer in Egyptology (full-time, fixed-term position for 1 year), starting October 2020. The closing date for applications is 20 August 2020. URL URL * (&) Bei der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz - Bundesbehörde - ist im Ägyptischen Museum und der Papyrussammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz - im Rahmen des Drittmittelprojektes (ERC-Grant) „Localizing 4000 Years of Cultural History. Texts and Scripts from Elephantine Island in Egypt“ (Projektleitung: Prof. Dr. Verena Lepper) zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine Stelle als wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in (....) zu besetzen. (...) Application deadline: 24 July 2020. URL * (&) Am Departement Altertumswissenschaften der Universität Basel ist per 1. Februar 2021 oder nach Vereinbarung eine Stelle als Assistent/-in (Doktorand/-in) in Ägyptologie zu besetzen. Deadline forapplications: 22 August 2020. URL * (&) The Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham (UK) is looking to appoint a part-time Teaching Fellow in Egyptology Fixed-term appointment for twelve months from 1 September 2020. Deadline for application is July 13th. URL URL * (&) Within the framework of the ERC Project “Desert Networks: Into the Eastern desert of Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Roman Period”, CNRS-LYON is looking for a CDD chercheur/chercheuse en papyrologie, analyse de réseaux sociaux / Research Fellow in papyrology, social network analysis for a subproject that has as focus “The social networks of the indigenous labour force under the reign of Antoninus at Mons Claudianus” Expected date of employment : 1 October 2020. Required: PhD thesis in papyrology or in ancient history, a very good knowledge of Greek, ecdotics of documentary papyrus, ability to decipher them, familiarity with the sociology and administration of Roman Egypt, knowledge of the anthroponymy of Roman Egypt, skills in SNA ("Social Network Analysis") methods. Deadline for applications: 15 July 2020. URL URL * (&) The Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies, at the University of Vienna welcomes applications for a Research Position (80% Post Doc / 32 hours per week) The position is assigned to the research project Ägyptologische Perspektiven auf ausgewählte Axiome einer historischen Text- und Bildnarratologie. Application deadline: July 6th, 2020. (#) * (&) The National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) in Leiden offers from autumn/winter 2020 (September or later, at least two days a week) an Internship department collections (Egypt collection) Cataloguing museum objects and working on the collection database, archival research, and participation in the development of touring exhibitions are among the activities of the intern. Application deadline: 1 September 2020. URL ---GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) The Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) annually awards two prizes to the best BA and (res)MA thesis on the ancient Near East (incl. Egypt) at a Dutch university in the current academic year. A call for submissions is open from 1 June to 1 October each year. URL * (&) Overview of NINO Funding Opportunities aimed at students/ researchers of the Ancient Near East incl. Egypt (Mobility Grants, Conference and Fieldwork Subsidies, etc). URL --AWARDS, PRIZES & CONTESTS-- * TBA --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) Online program "Formación Superior en Egiptología" [Continuing Education program with European credit courses at the University of Alcalá, Oriental Seminar, Madrid, Spain] -- Program: Two semesters – Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 -- Teaching: All courses will be offered live online through Blackboard Collaborate and Zoom Pro virtual classrooms. Therefore, students do not need to be local or enrolled at UAH to attend. Full program includes 2 compulsory courses, 4 optative courses (out of 9 possible choices), and a research paper to be submitted at the end of the second semester. The length of the courses can be 30 hours (compulsory) and 40 hours (optative). -- Courses: compulsory – (1) Social and political history of AE; (2) Methods and tools in Egyptology; optative – (1) Middle Egyptian I; (2) Middle Egyptian II; (3) Hieratic I; (4) Late Egyptian I; (5) Coptic I; (6) Eg. archaeology I; (7) Eg. archaeology II; (8) Religion andmagic; (9) Society, power and gender in AE. -- Enrolment: 22-24 September 2020 -- Classes begin on: Monday, 26 October 2020. -- Enrollment and Information: URL * (&) Egyptology Continuing Education non-credit courses at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas, USA: Summer and Fall 2020: -- Note: Summer and Fall 2020 Egyptology CE courses will be taught live online. Students do not need to be local or enrolled in JCCC to attend, but they must have Internet access to participate in the course. Each course is 4 or 8 weeks in length and is not-for-credit. All times are Central Standard Time (CST). -- Instructor: Stacy Davidson email Detailed Info about each course: URL Enrollment and Fee Information: URL -- Courses: --- Egypt in Museums (4 weeks) Tuesdays, 9 June-30 June 2020, 7-9pm --- Egyptian Art (8 weeks) Wednesdays, 1 July-19 August 2020, 7-9pm --- Egyptian Hieroglyphs I (8 weeks) Tuesdays, 1 September-20 October 2020, 7-9pm --- Animals in Ancient Egypt (4 weeks) Wednesdays, 2 September-23 September 2020, 7-9pm * (&) GlyphStudy, a free, student run, online study group, will be offering a Beginner’s section using James Hoch’s Middle Egyptian Grammar, starting April 20, 2020. For full information, please see the flyer at URL * (&) Free on-line course of Manchester University Egyptology: "Yellow Symposium" With a series of online video lectures by experts (Dr Steven Snape, Dr Campbell Price, Taneash Sidpura, Dr Nicky Nielsen, Dr Lidija McKnight) on the symbolisms of the color yellow and of gold. URL * (&) Giulio Magli would like to inform you that on the "Open Knowledge" platform of the Politecnico of Milan the MOOC (massive open online course) entitled "Archaeoastronomy: the science of stars and stones" is now avaliable. The course is and will always be 100% free of charge and the lessons are avaliable at any time. It is based on "weeks" made up of short lessons (less than 10 minutes each). The level is undergraduate. Of course Egypt has a key role and an entire "week" is devoted to it. I hope that you will find it useful for your teaching acitivities and that it may contribute to spread a correct approach to this discipline in the general public. To see the promo and access the course: URL * (&) HieroEducation - offering online Egyptology courses: URL "(..) We’re offering an Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs to begin with, and will be expanding our portfolio of courses from there. (..) The courses are entirely online, and are based around live classes where you can discuss what you’ve learned with your course tutor, and video lectures and other teaching materials (downloadable resources, quizzes and challenges and more) which you can access anytime you like. (..)" Tutor: Dr Joanna Kyffin * (&) A series of free, on-line classes in Egyptology are being offered by U. Manchester: URL --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * TBA --TRIPS&TOURS-- * TBA +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV&RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- BR, September 29, 2020, 22:30-23:20; September 30, 2020, 04:40-05:35 "Schätze des alten Ägypten (3)" -- ZDFinfo, October 2, 2020, 15:00-15:45 "Aufgedeckt - Rätsel der Geschichte. Die verlorene Stadt der Pharaonen" -- ZDFinfo, October 2, 2020, 18:00-18:45 "Geisterschiff im Wattenmeer" [Search for a sunken ship with Egyptian antiquities in the river Elbe] -- ZDFinfo, October 2, 2020, 18:45-19:30 "Mord am Hof des Pharao - Die Verschwörung um Ramses III." -- ZDFinfo, October 2, 2020, 19:30-20:15 "Das Geheimnis der Nofretete - Stolze Königin ohne Grab?" -- ZDFinfo, October 2, 2020, 20:15-21:00 "Apokalypse Ägypten. Das Geheimnis der Pyramide" -- ZDFinfo, October 2, 2020, 21:00-21:45 "Apokalypse Ägypten. Das Massengrab der Krieger" -- ZDFinfo, October 2, 2020, 21:45-22:30 "Aufgedeckt - Rätsel der Geschichte: Das Geheimnis um Tutanchamuns Grab" -- ZDFinfo, October 2, 2020, 22:30-23:15 "Aufgedeckt - Rätsel der Geschichte. Im Zeichen der Sphinx" -- ZDFinfo, October 2, 2020, 23:15-00:00 "Aufgedeckt - Rätsel der Geschichte: Ägyptens verlorene Prinzessin" --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 [29 mins.] of another lecture at the Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst: -- ""Wie wir wurden, was wir sind" - Feldforschung - Grabungen im Ostdelta," by Prof. Dr. Wildung (22 Sept) URL [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Audio report: "Les animaux et nous, histoire d'une relation. Épisode 1 : Panthéon égyptien, quand les animaux étaient des dieux" [51:43 mins.] URL Featuring Egyptologist Hélène Guichard. * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --MUSIC & THEATRE--- * TBA --MISCELLANEOUS-- * TBA +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA +++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --VIRTUAL LECTURES (via ZOOM)--- a) ARCE * Online lecture: "The Altered State of Religion: Sekhmet and Ritual Revelries in the Reign of Amenhotep III", by Dr. Betsy M. Bryan (John Hopkins University) date: September 30, 2020; 1:00 PM ET/ 7:00 PM EET costs: open to the public info: registration required at URL b) Friends of the Egypt Centre, Swansea * Zoom-lecture: "Recent Discoveries South of the Tenth Pylon at Karnak", by Essam Nagy (EES Cairo) date: September 23, 2020; 7pm (UK time) (following the AGM at 6:30pm) costs: free; non-members need to register via URL c) Egypt Exploration Society * Online lectures date: 21 April 2020 - TBA costs: free to Members and, as an introduction to the Society’s work, freely available to guests too info: URL d) Egyptology Scotland URL * Zoom lecture: "Edouard Naville and the EEF at Deir el-Bahary (1893-1907)", by Marcel Maessen date: Saturday 3rd October, 2020; 2:00pm costs: £5; open to the public info: registration at URL e) Ta-wer Egyptology * Online Study Day: "The Assasif before Hatshepsut" Four (Zoom) lectures by Paul Whelan date: Saturday 3rd October 2020; 10 am - 4 pm info: booking required at URL With schedule and abstracts. f) - --USA-- a) American Research Center in Egypt * TBA b) ARCE/New York Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2020; 6:00 PM place: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 15 East 84th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), New York, New York costs: free; RSVP required at URL c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2020; 7:30 p.m. place: Room 238, Smith Memorial Student Center, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon costs: free admission; open to the public info: lecture abstract at URL d) ARCE/ Northern California Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2020; 3 pm place: Room 20, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley Campus info: email info: URL e) - f) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date: ...., 2020; 1pm - 5pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeoolgy and Anthropology, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA info: URL g) Yale University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) * TBA date: ... 2020. place: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: .., 2020; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2020; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2020; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date:... 2020; 10h - 16h place: UQAM, local PK-5115, Départ. de Mathématiques, 201 ave du Président-Kennedy (métro Place-des-Arts, sortie Jeanne-Mance), Montréal, QC H2X 3Y7 costs: 15$ membre-étudiant; 25$ membre; 30$ non-membre info: email * TBA date: ..., 2020; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2020; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) American Research Center in Egypt * 71st Annual Meeting of ARCE (ARCE Annual Meeting 2020) date: cancelled [was: April 3-5, 2020] place: Hilton Toronto, Toronto, ON costs: "all registration fees for the Annual Meeting and its associated events will be fully refunded." info: URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * BM Annual Egyptological Colloquium: "The Art of Embalming. Practice, evolution and materiality" date: 2–3 September 2021 [postponed; was: 10-11 September 2020] info: call for papers at URL info: URL * The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology: TBA date: TBA place: BP Lecture Theatre b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * TBA date: ... 2020; 18.30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: free to members, guests welcome info: email c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * Fifth British Egyptology Congress (BEC5) date: throughout September and October 2020 [was: 4th-6th September 2020] place: will be held online (ZOOM) [was: Durham University] costs: free; you may register for each panel separately info: email info: press release at URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * TBA date: .. 2020; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 costs: free for members, £2.00 for non-members. info: URL e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ... 2020; 1.30pm, for a 2pm start - 4.30pm place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Redbridge Lane Entrance, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 0XN costs: Saturday Meeting fees - Adult Members £3.00, Adult non members £6.00 info: email info: abstract at URL * TBA date: .... 2020; 1.30pm, for a 2pm start - 4.30pm place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Redbridge Lane Entrance, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 0XN costs: Saturday Meeting fees - Adult Members £3.00, Adult non members £6.00 info: email info: abstract at URL f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Swansea University * TBA date: ... 2020; 7.00pm place: The Mall Room, Taliesin Create, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, £3.00 non-members info: telephone 01792 295960 g) Manchester Ancient Egypt Society (MAES) URL * TBA date: ... 2020; doors open at 6:30pm for a 7.00pm start place: Manchester Conference Centre / Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB. costs: everyone welcome h) - i) Essex Egyptology Group * TBA j) - k) Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB * The Glanville Lecture 2020: "Neferiti in the tomb of Tutankhamun", by Dr Nicholas Reeves date: TBA [postponed; was: 29 April 2020] place: Lecture Room 9, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge costs: free, but booking is required; email to email info: URL l) - m) - n) - o) - p) University of Birmingham * 7th Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Biography in ancient Egypt" [new] date: cancelled [was: 29th May 2020] info: URL q) Egyptian Society Taunton * TBA date: ... 2020; 2.00pm start, the door opens at 1.45 place: The Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4EP costs: £6 for members and £7.50 for non-members info: URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 2pm start. place: Devon Archaeological Society, Dix's Field, Exeter, EX1 1QA. costs: members £6, non-members £7.50 info: email * TBA date: ... 2020; 2pm start. place: St James Church, St James Street, Taunton, Somerset costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £8 info: URL r) - s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 1:45pm place: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum (Lecture Room), Glasgow G3 8AG costs: £4 members, £6 non-members (membership can be taken out /renewed at the door or see website) info: email info: URL URL Twitter: @EgyptScotland t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society (Oxon, Berks, Bucks) URL * TBA date: .... 2020; 2.00pm place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, RG5 4JB info: email info: lecture abstract at URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 2:00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road,Woodley, RG5 4JZ info: URL u) - v) - w) - x) University of Cambridge * The 3rd Lady Wallis Budge Egyptology Symposium: "Compulsion and Control in Ancient Egypt" date: August 27th - August 28th, 2020 place: digital format [was: Christ’s College, Cambridge] info: info: press release at --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 9:45-17:30 place: University of Amsterdam info: provisional program at URL * TBA date: .. 2020 place: Leemans-zaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden info: email b) International Association of Egyptologists * Thirteenth International Congress of Egyptologists (ICE XIII) date: 6-12 August 2023 place: Leiden info: bid prospectus at URL c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2020; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) - e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz FB 07, Institut für Altertumswissenschaften – Ägyptologie Hegelstraße 59, 55122 Mainz * 52. Ständige Ägyptolog*innen-Konferenz (SÄK) 2020: "Ägyptologie 2021 [was: 2020]" date: 9-11 July 2021 [postponed; was: 17-19 July 2020] info: URL info: URL b) Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Aegyptologie * 11. Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Aegyptologie (BAJA 11): "Discourse: Agents, Object, Relationships" date: 6-8 May 2021 place: TBA (partly digital) c) - d) - e) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Gabelsbergerstraße 35, München * International Conference "Perspectives on the Ramesside Military System" date: 2-3 July 2021 [2nd postponement; was: 27-28 November 2020, and was: May 29-30, 2020] place: Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Auditorium costs: registration at email info: preliminary program at URL f) Ägyptologisches Institut, Universität Heidelberg * 14th International Conference of Demotic Studies (ICDS) date: 30 August 2021 - 3 September 2021 [postponed; was: 31 August 2020 - 4 September 2020] info: email info: Erster Rundbrief at URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * TBA b) Egypt Exploration Society (EES) Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * TBA date: ... 2020; 5 pm place: Garden Room, British Council, 192 El Nil Street, Agouza, Egypt. costs: free info: abstract at URL c) Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO) 37 rue al-Cheikh Aly Youssef, Cairo, Egypt 11441 * TBA d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2020; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) - f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * TBA date: ..., 2020; 5:30 pm place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, Ministry of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek costs: free and open to all info: email g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek URL email * TBA date: ...January 2020; 6 pm info: email h) - i) - j) Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw Research Centre in Cairo 11 Mahalla st., Cairo –Heliopolis, Egypt * TBA date: ... 2018; 6:00 p.m. place: Research Centre in Cairo 11, Mahalla St., Heliopolis info: URL --ITALY-- a) Museo Egizio Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123, Torino * TBA date: ..., 2020; 6:00 p.m. place: Sala Conferenze, Museo Egizio di Torino costs: free and open to all info: URL b) World Congress on Mummy Studies * 10th World Congress on Mummy Studies (WMC 2020) date: 13 – 17 September 2021 [postponed; was: 31 August 2020 – 03 September 2020] place: NOI Techpark, Via Alessandro Volta, 13, 39100 Bolzano BZ info: URL c) - d) Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna * 12th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (12th ICAANE) date: 6-10 April 2021 [postponed; was: 14-18 April 2020] place: University of Bologna info: info: Second Circular at URL info: Third Circular at URL e) University of Pisa * TBA date: ... 2020 place: Aula D 1, Palazzo Carità (Via Pasquale Paoli 15) – 56126 Pisa info: email info: URL f) - g) - h) University of Naples "L'Orientale" * 4th Sudan Studies Research Conference date: cancelled [was: 8 May 2020] info: Call for Papers and abstracts form at URL --FRANCE-- a) Université Littoral Côte d’Opale * Conference "Mariette, deux siècles après" Abstracts of papers are invited before 30th of September 2019 (#). date: 20th-21st May 2021 place: Centre Universitaire du Musée, ULCO, 34 Grande Rue, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer info: email b) - c) Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) * "Origins.7: Seventh International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt" Abstracts of papers are invited before 1st September 2019. date: 6-10 September 2021 [postponed; 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 at URL --SWEDEN-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - --SPAIN-- a) - b) Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (UAH) Pza. San Diego, s/n, 28801 - Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 09:00-20:00 h. place: Universidad de Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid), Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Salón de actos c) University of Jaén * "8th International Conference 'Old Kingdom Art & Archaeology'" (OKAA 8) date: June 2022 [postponed; was: June 2021] --AUSTRALIA-- a) - --DENMARK-- a) - --SWITZERLAND-- a) - --GREECE-- a) Hellênnikon Institouton Aigyptiologias (Hellenic Institute of Egyptology) * TBA info: email info: URL b) Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) URL * Conference: Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) 2020 date: 13-17 May 2021 [postponed; was: 26 - 30 September 2020] place: University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece info: URL info: email --AUSTRIA-- a) - --HUNGARY-- a) - --SLOVAKIA-- a) Egypt and Austria Society * Conference: Egypt and Austria XIII date: October 2021 [postponed; was: 21-25 October 2020] place: Topolcianky info: URL --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Czech Institute of Egyptology Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague * Conference "Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2020" date: TBA, 2021 [postponed; was: June 29, 2020 - July 3, 2020] place: Charles University costs: EUR 120 (registered speakers/poster presenters EUR 100; students EUR 80); registration (before June 14) at URL info: URL b) World Archaeological Congress URL * 9th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-9 2020) The call for sessions is open until 15 November 2019, the call for papers/posters is open until 15 December 2019. date: 4–9 July 2021 [postponed; was: 5–10 July 2020] place: Cubex Centrum, Prague info: URL --ARGENTINA-- a) - --JAPAN-- a) - --SOUTH AFRICA-- a) The Egyptian Society of South Africa URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 19h30 place: St George's Grammar School in Mowbray info: email +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-4007 URL * “Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities” date: July 4, 2020 – January 18, 2021 [postponed; was: May 23, 2020 - January 18, 2021] The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, of which 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 22 from the Graeco-roman Museum, 31 from Alexandria National museum, 15 from Bibliotheca Alexandrina museum and 207 artefacts from the Sunken monuments department. Earlier venues were the Arab World Institute in Paris (8 September 2015 - 31 January 2016; "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte"), the British Museum in London (19 May 2016 – 27 November 2016; "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds"), Museum Rietberg. Zürich (10 February 2017 - 13 August 2017; "Osiris - Das versunkene Geheimnis Ägyptens"), St. Louis Art Museum (March 25, 2018 - September 9, 2018), Minneapolis Institute of Art (“Egypt’s Sunken Cities”, November 4, 2018 - April 14, 2019). info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports (about the opening) at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL b) Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 URL * “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” date: May 15, 2021 - January 2, 2022 [postponed; was: February 13, 2021 - September 19, 2021] Exhibition of more than 350 artifacts dealing with ancient Egypt. info: URL c) - d) - 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: 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 – April 26, 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 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 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.) h) Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 URL * “Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt” date: October 9, 2021 – January 16, 2022 [was: TBA] [postponed; was: August 21, 2021 – January 9, 2022] Exhibition with over 230 artefacts dealing with royal women (e.g., Nefertari, Ahmes-Nefertari, Tawosret, Hatshepsut), on loan from several museums, notably the Museo Egizio di Torino. Earlier at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco ("Reines d'Egypte", July 12, 2008 - September 10, 2008), the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden ("Koninginnen van de Nijl", 18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017), Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal (10 April 2018 - 4 November 2018), National Geographic Museum, Washington DC (“Queens of Egypt”; March 1, 2019 - September 2, 2019), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City ("Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt", November 15, 2019 - March 13, 2020); will travel to the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth (November 15, 2020 – March 28, 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) Discovery Center of Idaho 131 W. Myrtle Street, Boise, Idaho 83702 URL * "King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb" date: July 7, 2020 [was: May 1, 2020] - TBA Travelling exhibition with replicas of KV62 objects. info: URL info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL j) Carnegie Science Center One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 * "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition" date: October 5, 2019 - January 1, 2021 [prolongation; was: till April 19, 2020] 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). info: info: English press reports at info: English press report at URL The museum has reopened to the public on June 29, 2020. info: English press report at URL k) Penn Museum 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 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 [new] info: Sphinx Gallery info page - URL info: URL info: URL "Our Main Entrance will be completely transformed as we open up staircases and windows that have been sealed for decades, and create a new, adjacent gallery space—with our 25,000-pound sphinx of Ramses II at its heart—that will be visible as soon as you set foot inside. (..)" URL "The new Sphinx Gallery, created by removing and covering the 1915 stairs to the Harrison Auditorium, will also house objects from each curatorial section, regularly rotated displays of a single highlighted object in an elegant small circular space, and a comfortable visitor seating and orientation area, as well as a new passenger elevator." info: English press report at URL l) - m) - n) - o) - p) - q) The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Met Fifth Avenue 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 URL * “Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis” date: October 11, 2017 – May 23, 2021 [3rd prolongation; was: till June 7, 2020; was: till October 21, 2019, was: till September 30, 2018] The exhibition will feature some 30 works from the excavations of the MMA in the Kharga Oasis, at sites dating to the third and seventh centuries A.D., a time of transition between the Roman and early Byzantine periods. On view will be ceramics, ostraca (pottery shards used as writing surfaces), jewelry from burials, glassware, coins, copies of frescoes with early Christian images, and early 20th-century site photography. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL r) - s) Buffalo Museum of Science 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, New York 14211 URL * "Golden Mummies of Egypt" date: February 8, 2020 - October 18, 2020 [prolongation; was: till June 21, 2020] Exhibition with 100 artefacts from Graeco-Roman Egypt, on loan from Manchester Museum. It will travel to North Carolina Museum of Art and other US venues untill 2022. info: URL info: blog report at URL info: English press reports at URL [Not accessible from Europe] URL [Not accessible from Europe] info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The museum shut its doors March 14 to protect its staff and visitors, and help contain the disease's spread. That upended financial calculations and, for now, has left the state of the exhibit, which was only about a quarter of the way through its run, in a state of suspended animation. (..) There is a chance the exhibit can be extended into the early fall if – and it's a big if – the museum can reopen this summer. (..)" info: English press reports at URL "The Buffalo Museum of Science announced Monday they will begin gradual reopening Friday, July 10, (..) on a three-day schedule of Friday, Saturday and Sunday (..)." URL URL URL 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) Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32204 URL * “Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt” date: January 31, 2020 – September 20, 2020 [2nd prolongation; was: till August 9 [was: 16], 2020; was: till April 26, 2020] Exhibition that explores the history of iconoclasm in relation to ancient Egyptian art, via nearly forty masterpieces on loan from the Brooklyn Museum. Earlier at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis (March 22, 2019 – August 11, 2019); will return to the Brooklyn Museum for display in May 2020. info: URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL y) Glencairn Museum 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 URL * “Sacred Adornment: Jewelry as Belief in Ancient Egypt” date: February 29, 2020 – October 31, 2021 [prolongation; was: till November 1, 2020] Exhibition with ancient Egyptian jewelry in the Museum's collection, exploring how it was used by both the living and the dead to adorn, to protect, and to express devotion to the divine. info: URL z) Kimbell Art Museum 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 URL * “Queen Nefertari’s Egypt” date: November 15, 2020 – March 14 [was: 28], 2021 Exhibition with over 230 artefacts dealing with royal women (e.g., Nefertari, Ahmes-Nefertari, Tawosret, Hatshepsut), on loan from several museums, notably the Museo Egizio di Torino. Also includes a reconstruction of a room of Nefertari's tomb. Earlier at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco ("Reines d'Egypte", July 12, 2008 - September 10, 2008), the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden ("Koninginnen van de Nijl", 18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017), Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal (10 April 2018 - 4 November 2018), National Geographic Museum, Washington DC (“Queens of Egypt”; March 1, 2019 - September 2, 2019) and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City ("Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt", November 15, 2019 - March 29, 2020). info: URL info: URL "(..) some 230 exceptional objects, including statues, jewelry, vases, papyrus, steles, mummies, wooden coffins, and stone sarcophagi, as well as tools and various items of daily life from the artisan village of Deir-el-Medina (..)" [It is not clear if the exhibition has been slimmed down. AKE] info: English press report at URL --CANADA-- a) - b) Musée canadien de l’Histoire / Canadian Museum of History 100, rue Laurier, Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8 URL URL * “Reines d’Égypte” date: TBA [postponed; was: 8 May 2020 - 12 October 2020] [was: 10 April 2020 - 4 November 2020] Exhibition with over 350 artefacts dealing with royal women (e.g., Nefertari, Ahmes-Nefertari, Tawosret, Hatshepsut), on loan from several museums, notably the Museo Egizio di Torino. Also includes a reconstruction of a room of Nefertari's tomb. Earlier at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco ("Reines d'Egypte", July 12, 2008 - September 10, 2008), the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden ("Koninginnen van de Nijl", 18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017), Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal (10 April 2018 - 4 November 2018), the National Geographic Museum, Washington DC (“Queens of Egypt”; March 1, 2019 - September 2, 2019), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City ("Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt", November 15, 2019 - March 29, 2020). info: URL info: source - URL Uitleen internationaal Egyptische afdeling Jubelparkmuseum. c) Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 URL * "Egyptian Mummies: Ancient Lives. New Discoveries" [was: "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives"] date: September 19, 2020 - March 21, 2021 [was: May 16, 2020 - September 7, 2020] Travelling exhibition featuring six mummies from the British Museum and ca. 200 artefacts that illustrate their lives. Earlier in Australia (2016/2017), Hong Kong and Taiwan, and most recently at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (September 14, 2019 - February 2, 2020). info: URL info: URL "Coming Soon - Stay tuned for revised dates" info: English press reports at URL URL d) Musée de la Civilisation de Québec 85 Rue Dalhousie, Québec city (Québec) G1K 8R2 URL * "Pharaons superstars" date: May 6, 2021 – March 6, 2022 Exhibition about the role of the pharaons in history and popular culture, with 300 objecs on loan from many museums. Earlier at Mucem, Marseille (29 April 2020 - 17 August 2020) and Musée Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa (29 October 2020 - March 2021). info: source - URL e) Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3A6 URL * "Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life" date: February 22, 2020 - November 8. 2020 [prolongation; was: till June 21, 2020] Exhibition of more than 100 ancient Egyptian artifacts, concerning funeral practices, on loan from the Museo Egizio of Florence. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: French press report at URL "Le processus de momification est au centre de l'exposition « Momies égyptiennes et vie éternelle », qui s'installe pour une toute première fois en Amérique du Nord." --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT URL * Temporary closure date: 18 December 2019 - 1 February 2020 info: URL "The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is delighted to have been awarded £110,250 by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Wolfson Foundation to transform the entrance to the museum. In order to facilitate this project the museum will be closed to visitors and researchers between Wednesday 18 December 2019 - Saturday 1 February 2020. For enquiries during this time please contact museums@ucl.ac.uk." URL "The new entrance will provide an introduction to the world-class Petrie collection of Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology, and celebrate the life and work of the museum’s founders, Flinders Petrie and Amelia Edwards. (...) b) - c) Manchester Museum Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL * Closure of the Ancient Worlds Galleries (including the Ancient Egypt galleries) date: 1 October 2018 - early 2021 info: URL URL Lists some 'farewell' events (Sept. 20). URL "(..) Manchester Museum will also be lending Egyptian artefacts to a larger number of external exhibitions on a temporary basis such as Bolton, Liverpool, and Wakefield and at several venues around Europe. While the Ancient Worlds galleries are closed, access to stored collections will continue for researchers. Upon re-opening in 2021, a larger number of the museum’s Egyptology collections will be on display, including never-before-seen stonework. (..)" d) - e) - f) Silk Museum Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ URL * "Marianne Brocklehurst's Adventures in Egypt" [was: “Macclesfield and the World: Marianne Brocklehurst's Egyptian collection”] date: 16 February 2019 [was: 21 January 2019] - TBA, 2020 info: URL info: English press report at URL "Tutankhamun's ring, a statuette of Queen Tiye and a mummy case can all be viewed again as Macclesfield's treasured Egyptian collection goes on display at its new home. The exhibits will be unveiled at the Silk Museum, on Park Lane, at a launch event on Saturday, February 16. Previously the items had been at West Park Museum but its dilapidated state meant a new location was needed and some had been withdrawn because the poor conditions were causing them damage. The new display will explore connections between Marianne Brocklehurst’s collection and Macclesfield’s silk industry. (...)" URL 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 - 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 info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL i) John Gray Centre 15 Lodge Street, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3DX URL * “Discovering Ancient Egypt” date: TBA [was: 16 May 2020 - 27 September 2020] Touring exhibition of the National Museums Scotland, about the contribution Scotland has made to Egyptology. Most recently at Montrose Museum (8 June 2019 - 7 Sept 2019), Baird Institute, Cumnock (14 Sept 2019 – 14 Dec 2019), and Perth Museum & Art Gallery (1 August 2020 - 4 October 2020). info: source - URL [The museum is currently closed, so opening date is uncertain.] j) The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS URL * “Sights of Wonder: Photographs from the 1862 Royal Tour" [online exhibition] date: June 12, 2020 – TBA info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Remarkable photographs from the 1862 royal tour of the Middle East by the future Edward VII are to go on display in what will be the first online-only show organised by the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham. The images, taken by Francis Bedford, are from what was the first British royal tour to be documented through photography. They show the Prince of Wales taking in jaw-dropping historical sites, including the pyramids of Egypt and the ruined temples of Karnak in Thebes. (..)" info: English press report at URL k) Perth Museum & Art Gallery 78 George St, Perth PH1 5LB URL * "Conservation in Action: Saving the Perth Mummy" date: 14 January 2020 - 8 March 2021 [prolongation; was: till 19 April 2020] info: URL * "Discovering Ancient Egypt" date: 1 August 2020 - 4 October 2020 [was: 25 January 2020 - 3 May 2020] Touring exhibition of the National Museums Scotland, about the contribution Scotland has made to Egyptology. In 2019 it toured several other venues, and it will travel to the John Gray Centre, Haddington later (date TBA). info: URL URL l) - m) The Box Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AX URL * Opening of the Museum date: 16 May 2020 – ongoing The Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, closed since 3 September 2016, has now been transformed into The Box (previously referred to as the Plymouth History Centre). info: press release at URL URL info: collection info at URL (Includes several ancient Egyptian objects, incl. two coffins: URL) --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * NB: The Museum has reopened on 1 June 2020, under special conditions (URL). * “Verbeelding van Egypte” date: 10 October 2020 – 28 February 2021 Exhibition of ca 50 books, drawings, photos, and other documents from the Egyptian collection of the RMO. One of the centerpieces is a 6th c. Coptic codex. info: URL * "Sakkara: Leven in een dodenstad" [Saqqara: Living in a necropolis] date: 1 June 2020 - 22 November 2020 [was: 9 March 2020 - 2 August 2020] Exhibition about religious traditions in ancient Egypt; with, e.g., papyri, a bronze cat sarcophagus, and coffin fragments, all found in Saqqara. info: URL info: URL info: video [9 min.] of an exhibition tour (in Dutch) at URL info: Dutch press report at URL * “Glas” date: 1 June 2020 - 28 February 2021 [was: 24 April 2020 – 30 August 2020] Exhibition with the best pieces of historical glass from the Museum's collection; originating from ancient Egypt, classical Greece & Rome, and the Netherlands. info: URL For "24 April", read "whenever the museum may reopen"] "(..) In de tentoonstelling ziet u een aantal van de vroegste glazen voorwerpen uit het oude Egypte, zoals cosmeticaflessen en amuletten. (..)" * “Textiel uit Egypte” [Egyptian textile] date: 1 June 2020 - 27 September 2020 [was: 23 April 2020] – 30 August 2020 Exhibition with 100 objects that illustrate 600 years of Egyptian textiles (ca. 400-1000 AD). info: URL info: Dutch press release (with several photos of textile samples) at URL info: video [11 min] of an exhibition tour (in Dutch) at URL info: the Dutch booklet (58 pp.) with the exhibition can be read online at URL * “Op zoek naar Toetanchamon” [Searching for Tutankhamun] date: 10 October 2020 – 5 September [was: October] 2021 Exhibition about KV62, with replicas, and aimed at children. info: source - URL info: URL * "De Ontdekking van Egypte" [Egypt, Land of Discoveries] date: TBA, 2022 Exhibition with 270 objects from the collection of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (250 pharaonic antiquities and 20 19th century plates); it will first tour to eight Japanese cities (July 2020 - April 2022). b) Allard Pierson Oude Turfmarkt 127-129, 1012 GC Amsterdam URL * "Van Nijl tot Amstel" [From the Nile to the Amstel] date: 15 September 2020 - ongoing info: URL Opening of the new permanent displays. c) Museumpark Orientalis Profetenlaan 2, 6564 BL Heilig Landstichting URL * “Op weg naar het paradijs” date: 13 July 2020 – 30 September [was: 25 October] 2020 Exhibition about the search for paradise; with ideas about paradise current in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome, and among Jews, Christians and Muslims. Illustrated with artefacts, replicas, and scale models. info: URL info: Dutch press report at URL --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 – 5 April 2021 Exhibition of original watercolor paintings by David Roberts, dated between 1842 and 1849. info: URL b) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Gabelsbergerstraße 35, München * "Voll ent-wickelt [- Die Münchner Ochsenmumie]" date: 24 November 2019 - 10 January 2021 [2nd prolongation; was: till 31 October 2020] [1st prolongation; was: till 31 January 2020] Exhibition about the research on an unwrapped bovine mummy. infoi: info: flyer with info and history of the mummy - c) Neues Museum Bodestraße, 10178 Berlin URL * “Momentaufnahmen – Nubien um 1900” [Photographic Memories – Nubia Around 1900] date: 6 March 2020 – 10 January 2021 [prolongation; was: till 30 August 2020] Exhibition about the journey of Georg Steindorff, Ludwig Borchardt, Heinrich Schäfer, Hermann Thiersch, and Curt von Grünau to the region between the 1st and 2nd Nile cataracts, illustrated by info: URL info: URL info: URL "3. Quartal 2020 bis Mitte 3. Quartal 2020" info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL "In March 1900, a delegation of five German scholars set off to explore Nubia, the region which straddles southern Egypt and northern Sudan and encompasses the First and Second Nile Cataracts. (..) They documented their travels by taking hundreds of photographs of Nubia’s topography in all its raw beauty, as well as its people and their way of life. (..) For years, though, most of these prints were considered lost. Then in 2015, during a comprehensive stock-take in the archives of the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, six unlabelled boxes were opened and found to contain 341 Nubia photographs. (...)" info: German press report at URL "Schäfer (1868–1957) reist gemeinsam mit zwei Kollegen – Georg Steindorff (1861–1951) und Ludwig Borchardt (1863–1938), Letzterer in Begleitung seines Dieners Chalîl –, dem Architekten und Altertumswissenschaftler Hermann Thiersch (1874–1939) sowie dem im Kairoer Generalkonsulat stationierten Diplomaten Freiherr Curt von Grünau (1871–1939). (...) Ihr besonderes Interesse gilt dabei der Erforschung der damals wenig bekannten pharaonischen Grenzfestungen des Mittleren und Neuen Reiches (um 2040–1650 vor Christus). (...) Obwohl Schäfer in seinen Aufzeichnungen mehrfach erwähnt, dass seinerzeit auch zahlreiche Fotografien gemacht werden, gelten die Bilder zum Zeitpunkt der Edition des Tagebuches bis auf wenige Ausnahmen als verschollen. (...) Bei der Erschließung der Archivbestände des Ägyptischen Museums und der Papyrussammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin werden 2015 sechs unbeschriftete Buchkassetten entdeckt. Deren Inhalt erweist sich als Sensation: Es ist die fotografische Dokumentation der Nubien-Reise im Frühjahr 1900 – mehr als 300 auf Karton montierte Papierabzüge. (...) Nun wird ein kleiner Teil dieses Schatzes erstmalig öffentlich präsentiert. (...) Die Fotografien sind 120 Jahre nach der Expedition eine wichtige Quelle für die Forschung. Denn der Kulturraum, den die fünf Reisenden seinerzeit erkunden, existiert nicht mehr." d) Museum Berggruen Schloßstraße 1, 14059 Berlin URL * “Klee in Nordafrika. 1914 Tunesien | Ägypten 1928 date: 5 September 2020 - 10 January 2021 [postponed; was: 3 March 2020 – 1 June 2020] Exhibition about the journey of Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) to North Africa and the influence this had on his work. info: URL info: source - URL "3. Quartal 2020 bis Mitte 3. Quartal 2020" info: German press report at URL e) Bode-Museum Am Kupfergraben, Eingang über die Monbijoubrücke, 10117 Berlin URL * "Spätantike und Byzantinische Kunst" date: 4. Quartal 2020 - TBA Exhibition (long term?) about art of the West-Roman and Byzantine Empires, 3rd to 15th centuries; one of the main areas is Coptic Egypt. info: URL "(..) Gegenstände des Alltags und der christlichen Religion aus Ägypten geben Hinweise auf das tägliche Leben und die Ausstattung liturgischer Abläufe. Darunter sind auch Bodenfunde aus organischen Materialien wie Holz und Textilien, die ihre Erhaltung dem heißen und trockenen Wüstenklima Ägyptens verdanken. (..)" f) James-Simon-Galerie Eiserne Brücke, 10178 Berlin URL * Opening date: 12 July 2019 - ongoing info: German press reports at URL "Dem Mäzen James Simon verdankt Berlin 10.000 Kunstwerke - unter anderem die Nofretete. Der erste Neubau auf der Museumsinsel nach rund 90 Jahren ist ihm gewidmet. Mit einem Festakt ist die James-Simon-Galerie am Freitag eröffnet worden." Includes a slideshow. URL "Rede von Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel zur Eröffnung der James-Simon-Galerie am 12. Juli 2019 in Berlin" URL Includes a video report [1 min.] URL info: (with a virtual tour) URL info: German press report at URL "Die neue James-Simon-Galerie entwickelt sich zu einem Anziehungspunkt auf der Berliner Museumsinsel. Seit der Eröffnung des Baus von Stararchitekt David Chipperfield Mitte Juli lockte das als zentraler Empfang und Servicestation konzipierte Gebäude bereits mehr als 180 000 Besucherinnen und Besucher an. Zudem geht die Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz von einem deutlichen Plus bei den bereits direkt angeschlossenen Museen aus. Dafür liegen noch keine konkreten Zahlen vor. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) James Simon donated thousands of items to Prussian museums, which in time became the Berlin State Museums: Italian Renaissance paintings and sculptures, German medieval sculptures, an extremely impressive collection of coins and medals from the Renaissance, and of course antiquities, among them the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti, the “Mona Lisa” of the museums. (..)" With a photo of part of the original James Simon Cabinet in 1904. * "James Simon. Die Kunst des sinnvollen Gebens" [James Simon. The Art of Giving Well] date: 11 May 2021 - 25 July 2021 [postponed; was: 7 May 2020 - 12 July 2020] info: URL info: URL URL g) - h) - i) Martin von Wagner Museum Würzburger Residenz, Südflügel Residenzplatz 2, Tor A, 97070 Würzburg URL * “Mus-ic-on! Klang der Antike” date: 10 December 2019 – 4 October 2020 [prolongation; was: till 12 July 2020] Exhibition of ca. 100 replicas of musical instruments used in Antiquity, including ancient Egyptian sistrums. info: URL URL URL info: German press report at URL info: video of a German TV-report at URL info: free version of the (German) exhibition book (MUS-IC-ON!Begleitband zur Ausstellung im Martin von Wagner Museum der Universität Würzburg; 244 pp.) at URL 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 * "Corona-Masken und altägyptische Amulette: Sinnstiftung gegen die Not" (mini-exhibition) date: 18 July 2020 – TBA info: URL m) - n) Museum August Kestner Trammplatz 3, 30159 Hannover URL * “Für die Ewigkeit! Altägyptische Steingefäße” date: 28 May 2020 - 27 September 2020 info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL [Needs registration] * “Guter Dämon Bes - Schutzgott der Ägypter” date: 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) and also at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen ("Bes. Demon god – Protector of Egypt")(TBA). info: URL o) Historisches Museum der Pfalz in Speyer Domplatz 4, 67346 Speyer URL * "Medicus – Die Macht des Wissens" date: 8 December 2019 - 13 Juni 2021 [prolongation; was: till 21 June 2020] Exhibition of ca. 500 artefacts that illustrate 5000 years of medicine; including sections on ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, and ancient Greece and Rome. info: URL "Wiedereröffnung am 5. September!" info: URL info: German press reports at URL About the arrival of a 500 kilo heavy granite statue of Sekhmet. With photo. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: as the museum was and is closed due to COVID, there are videos of short (German) tours of the exhibitions, also of this one, in four parts (notably Folge 4 has ancient Egypt): URL p) - q) - r) - s) - t) - u) - v) - w) - x) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen - Museum Zeughaus C5, 68159 Mannheim URL * "Tutanchamun – Sein Grab und seine Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His tomb and his treasures] date: 10 September 2021 - 27 February 2022 [postponed; was: 30 May 2020 - 31 January 2021] A travelling exhibition with ca. 1000 replicas of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Im Mittelpunkt steht die Rekonstruktion der Ausgrabungen von Howard Carter im Jahr 1922. Insgesamt werden etwa 1000 Exponate nach Mannheim kommen. Die Ausstellung stammt von SC Exhibitions und war gerade fünf Jahre auf Amerika-Tournee. Nun wird sie mit Hilfe der Ägyptologen des Mannheimer Museums 'völlig neu konzipiert und präsentiert', sagte Generaldirektor Alfried Wieczorek. (..)" info: German press report at URL info: press release: "Wiedereröffnung am 12. Mai 2020" URL "Nach acht Wochen Schließzeit aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie öffnen die Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen am Dienstag, 12. Mai 2020 wieder ihre Türen. (...) Die für Ende Mai geplante Sonderausstellung 'Tutanchamun – Sein Grab und die Schätze' muss verschoben werden. Die neue Laufzeit wird zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt bekannt gegeben." info: press release "Tutanchamun und 'Eiszeit-Safari' kommen später" at URL * "Marc-Erwin Babej: Yesterday – Tomorrow" date: 15 March 2020 - 31 January 2021 [prolongation; was: till 28 June 2020] Exhibition of the photographic artist Marc Erwin Babej who adapts the defining feature of Egyptian art (showing figures from multiple perspectives simultaneously) to photorealistic media. It was earlier at the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim ("Marc Erwin Babej. Yesterday - Tomorrow"; 30 March 2017 - 17 September 2017) and the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Cairo ("Between Yesterday and Tomorrow, Art from a Realistic Perspective", September 2, 2018 - October 2, 2018). info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL "Der deutsch-amerikanische Fotokünstler Marc Erwin Babejs widmet sich in seiner Ausstellung 'Yesterday-Tomorrow' einer neuen Interpretation des Alten Ägypten. (...) Es werden 15 Bilder, das größte mit 300 mal 459 cm, zu sehen sein. Außerdem rund 40 Originale aus den Beständen der REM [Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen] und Leihgaben aus der Ägyptischen Sammlung der Universität Heidelberg, die normalerweise für die Öffentlichkeit unzugänglich sind. (...) Die Ausstellungseröffnung findet am Freitag den 13. März 2020 um 11 Uhr im Reiss-Engelhorn Museum statt." info: German press reports at URL URL "Bei dem Projekt 'Yesterday – Tomorrow' ging es ihm [Babej] darum, die faszinierende altägyptische Kunst für heutiges Bewusstsein aufzuschließen. Heraus kam nicht etwa eine alberne Disney-Version der Pharaonen, sondern gemeinsam mit einem Team aus 50 Wissenschaftlern eine Anleitung zum Verstehen." info: German audio report [07:56 min.] at URL info: press release "Tutanchamun und 'Eiszeit-Safari' kommen später" at URL --AUSTRIA-- a) - b) Papyrusmuseum der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien URL * "Halbmond über dem Nil. Wie aus dem byzantinischen das arabische Ägypten wurde" date: cancelled?? [was: 17 June 2020 – 10 January 2021] Exhibition of original texts that illustrate the transition after the Arabic conquest of Egypt in 640-642 AD. info: URL "Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Prunksaal, Literaturmuseum sowie alle Lesesäle nach der coronabedingten Schließzeit wieder geöffnet werden konnten. Das Haus der Geschichte Österreich sowie das Papyrus-, Globen- und Esperantomuseum folgen am Mittwoch, 1. Juli und können dann von Dienstag bis Sonntag 10 bis 18 Uhr besucht werden." --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * TBA b) Giza Plateau * "Forever is Now" date: 23 October 2021 - mid-November 2021 An art trail that features works that reflect on ancient Egypt’s enduring influence on artists. info: source - URL --ITALY-- a) Musei Civici di Modena Largo Porta S.Agostino, 337 - 41121 Modena URL * “Storie d’Egitto. La riscoperta della raccolta egizia del Museo” [Stories from Egypt. The rediscovery of the Egyptian collection of the Museum] date: 16 February 2019 - 18 October 2020 [prolongation; was: till 7 June 2020] Exhibition about the Museum's collection, with as centrepiece a child mummy and its facial reconstruction. info: URL info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL Includes several photographs. URL "Una piccola mummia, quella di un bambino di tre anni, sarà protagonista di una mostra che si aprirà al Palazzo dei Musei di Modena il 16 febbraio. E verrà restaurata in pubblico (per tutta la prima settimana di febbraio), dando la possibilità a tutti i curiosi di vedere all’opera la restauratrice Cinzia Oliva, fra i massimi esperti italiani nel restauro di tessuti archeologici e mummie egiziane. (..)" With a video [4:07 mins.] about the research on the child's mummy & coffin. info: Italian press reports at URL With photos and video of the research on the child mummy. URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL Includes a video report [4:21 mins.] info: Italian press reports at URL A Saitic faience ushabti, that was stolen in 1964 and recently recovered, was added to the ca. 80 exhibits. URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "(..) Musei Civici Online, eroi dei fumetti e supereroi protagonisti del programma settimanale „Proseguono sui social dei Musei Civici di Modena anche gli approfondimenti sulla mostra “Storie d’Egitto”: questa settimana (venerdì 1 maggio) verranno presentate con video e immagini commentate alcune curiosità sulla presenza al museo di bendaggi provenienti da mummie di importanti faraoni. (..)“ Programme of online events now the exhibition is closed due to the corona-crisis. info: Italian press report at URL The exhibition reopened on 23-24 May. b) - c) Palazzo Medici Riccardi Via Cavour 1, 50121 Firenze * "Tutankhamon. Viaggio verso l’eternità" [Tutankhamun. Voyage to eternity] date: 15 February 2020 - 31 October 2020 [3rd prolongation; was: till 31 August 2020] [2nd prolongation, was: till 30 June 2020] [1st prolongation, was: till 2 June 2020] Travelling exhibition of KV62 replicas (made in Egypt), supplemented with original artefacts on loan from the National Archaeological Museum of Florence. The repicas have earlier been in the United States, Central America, South America and Europe, and are now traveling for two years in the main Italian cities. info: URL info: URL "La mostra è stata prorogata fino al 30 giugno ed osserverà i seguenti orari: da lunedì a domenica | h 10-20" URL "From Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 June the exhibition will be open from 10.00 to 20.00." info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL Includes a slideshow and a video report [1:53 mins.]. info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Due giornate riservate ai residenti nella Città Metropolitana di Firenze per visitare la mostra su 'Tutankhamon' presso la Galleria delle Carrozze, in Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Su iniziativa degli organizzatori le due giornate, con accesso gratuito, sono state stabilite per il 7 settembre e il 12 ottobre 2020. La prenotazione è obbligatoria per poter gestire adeguatamente il flusso dei visitatori." info: Italian press reports at URL URL d) Ex Convento dei Crociferi Catania * "Missione Egitto 1903-1920. L’avventura archeologica M.A.I. raccontata " [Mission Egypt 1903-1920. The archaeological adventure M.A.I. (will be) told] date: TBA (was: Autumn 2017) The exhibition tells the story of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Egypt between 1903 and 1920, under the guidance of Ernesto Schiaparelli. Currently at the Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino (11 March 2017 - 10 September 2017). info: source - Italian press reports at URL "(..) "La Mostra Missione Egitto, che attualmente e' aperta al Museo Egizio di Torino - ha aggiunto Leon - proseguira' a Catania. La tappa di Catania risulta propedeutica a un'eventuale apertura di una sezione egizia, ma e' altresi' strategica per incrementare la visibilita' del brand Museo Egizio e per diffondere la conoscenza delle proprie collezioni. (..)" URL "(..) La prima scadenza fissata è per ottobre, mese in cui le stanze dovranno ospitare i primi manufatti del Museo Egizio." info: Italian press reports at URL "Il Museo Egizio è sempre più vicino a Catania. Nella sede del Mibact, è stato firmato il protocollo d’intesa per la realizzazione a Catania della mostra temporanea ‘Missione Egitto 1903 -1920’ e dell’esposizione museale ‘Egizio e Catania’ che ufficializza la collaborazione tra le tre istituzioni per lo sviluppo di un nuovo progetto culturale. (..)" URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "(...) 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. (..)" * "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. (..)" e) - f) - g) - h) Basilica Palladiana Piazza Dei Signori, 36100 Vicenza * "Tebe nel Nuovo Regno" [Thebes in the New Kingdom] date: 11 December 2021 - 18 April 2022 Exhibition with items on loan from the Egyptian Museum of Turin. info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL i) - j) - k) Museo Archeologico - Sezione Egizia [Egyptian Collection of the Milanese Archaeological Museum] Castello Sforzesco Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano URL * Closed for renovation date: 5 June 2017 - 30 June 2020 [was: 5 June 2018 - June/July 2019] 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." l) Museo Egizio Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123, Torino URL * "Archeologia invisibile" [was: "Archeologia dell’invisibile"] date: 13 March 2019 - 7 June 2020 [was: 6 January 2020] [opening: 12 March 2019] 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 * "Lo sguardo dell’antropologo. Connessioni con il Museo di Antropologia ed Etnografia dell’Università di Torino” [The Anthropologist’s view. Connections with the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the University of Turin] date: 13 June 2020 – 15 November 2020 Exhibition that aims to reconstruct the relations between Egyptology and Anthropology over the centuries, identifying future research perspectives and collaborations. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL m) Civico Museo Archeologico Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milano URL * "Sotto il cielo di Nut - Egitto Divino" [Under the sky of Nut - Divine Egypt] date: 11 March 2020 - 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: URL 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 n) Palazzo Royale Piazza del Duomo, 12, Milano * "Viaggio oltre le tenebre. Tutankhamon Realexperience" [Journey into the Great Beyond. Tutankhamun RealExperience] date: 5 March 2020 - 18 October 2020 [2nd prolongation; was: till 30 August 2020] [1st prolongation; was: till 14 June 2020] info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "La mostra si propone di raccontare il viaggio “oltre le tenebre” del più famoso dei faraoni. Una selezione di preziosi oggetti originali provenienti da collezioni pubbliche e private ruota attorno al capolavoro assoluto della mostra: la statua del giovane Tutankhamon. Attraverso anche una avvincente esperienza multisensoriale si ripercorrono i tratti della civiltà egizia, per poi rivivere, con Howard Carter, la scoperta della tomba di Tutankhamon." info: Italian press reports at URL URL "Una significativa selezione di oggetti preziosi e opere d'arte è in arrivo a Palazzo Reale da importanti raccolte come quelle Collezioni Civiche milanesi e del Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze. Al suo interno spicca il cosiddetto Corredo Busca, frutto degli scavi condotti nell'Ottocento da un nobile italiano appassionato di egittologia: una mummia e il suo sarcofago accompagnati da un papiro lungo sette metri, in grado di raccontarne delle belle. Dalla Fondazione Fritz Beherens e dal Museo August Kestner di Hannover giunge invece la celebre statua del dio Amos nelle sembianze del faraone bambino, esposto insieme a teste funerarie e rilievi dai colori brillanti." 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 info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL --FRANCE-- a) Le Lieu 9, Office de Tourisme d’Aix-en-Provence 300 avenue Giuseppe Verdi, BP 40160, 13605 Aix-en-Provence cedex 1 URL * “Les dieux de l’Egypte – Djilian Deroche” date: 28 September 2020 - 24 October 2020 Exhibition about drawings of ancient Egyptian gods by Djilian Deroche. info: URL b) - c) Musée du Louvre Cour Napoléon, 75001 Paris 1 URL * "Pharaons des Deux Terres. L'Épopée Africaine des Rois de Napata" [was: “Moi, Taharqa, Pharaon des Deux Terres“] date: 29 October 2020 – 8 February 2021 Exhibition dedicated to the kings of Napata and the 25th Egyptian dynasty. info: source - URL info: source - URL info: French press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Das Ägyptische Museum der Universität Bonn bereitet ein Exponat für den Transport nach Paris vor. Dort soll es, ein Ende der Corona-Krise vorausgesetzt, ab Herbst in einer Ausstellung im Louvre zu sehen sein. (..) Zwei Reliefbruchstücke aus Sandstein, jeweils etwa 60 Zentimeter hoch und 40 Zentimeter breit, die vor rund 2700 Jahren wahrscheinlich die Türeinfassung eines Bauwerks im Tempel von Karnak schmückten. (..)" d) Mucem - Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée 7 promenade Robert Laffont (esplanade du J4), 13002 Marseille URL * “Pharaons Superstars” date: June 2022 - TBA [postponed; was: 28 April 2020 - 17 August 2020] Exhibition about the role of the pharaons in history and popular culture, with 300 objecs on loan from many museums. Will travel to Musée Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa (29 October 2020 - March 2021) and Musée de la Civilisation de Québec (May 6, 2021 – March 6, 2022). info: URL info: source - URL Uitleen internationaal Verzameling Egypte Jubelparkmuseum. info: URL info: French press report at URL "L’égyptomanie s’empare du Sud de la France. Ramsès, Néfertiti, Toutânkhamon et Cléopâtre sont les rois et reines du Mucem.... L’exposition cherche à comprendre comment, de l’Antiquité à nos jours, certains pharaons de l’Égypte ancienne sont devenus des icônes tandis que d’autres sont tombés dans l’oubli. Une postérité déclinée avec un ensemble de sculptures et de reliefs antiques, mais aussi d'objets médiévaux ou d'œuvres classiques et contemporaines." info: French press report at URL e) - f) Musée Champollion 45 rue Champollion, 38450 Vif * Opening of the new museum date: TBA [was: Summer 2020] The family home of Champollion will (re)open as a museum. 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. (..)" g) Musée d’Art et d’Histoire Guy Baillet Place du Centenaire *Place du Centenaire, 52200 Langres URL * "Mille et un Orients – Les Grands Voyages de Girault de Prangey (1804-1892)" [1001 Orients - The Great Journeys of Girault de Prangey] date: 1 July 2020 – 29 November 2020 [prolongation; was: till 11 October 2020] Exhibition of ca. 200 early photographs (daguerreotype) and paintings made by Girault de Prangey during his journeys to Greece, Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Egypte, between 1842 and 1845. info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL h) - i) Musée Boulogne-sur-Mer 1, Rue Bernet, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer URL * “La momie dorée d’Antinoé, De Dunkerque àBoulogne-sur-Mer” date: 1 February 2020 – 29 November 2020 Exhibition featuring Ounnout, "The golden mummy of Dunkirk", originating from Antinopolis. info: source - URL URL With photos/history of the mummy. j) - k) Musée de Médard 71 Place Martyrs de la Résistance, 34400 Lunel * "Du papyrus à la photographie: l‘Égypte en volumes et en images" [Papyrus photography: Egypt in volumes and in pictures] date: 6 November 2019 – 26 September 2020 [prolongation; was: till 5 April 2020] info: Exhibition of books from travelers in Egypt from the 18th century and later as well as the _Description de l'Égypte_ with the results of Napoleon's expedition to Egypt, Champollion's study of hieroglyphs in 1822 and other books on Ancient Egypt from the library of the museum. info: URL info: French press report at URL "L’objectif de cette exposition est de mettre en avant les riches échanges artistiques et intellectuels entre les deux pays, tout en célébrant les 150 ans de l’inauguration du canal de Suez, qui a permis de relier la mer Méditerranée à la mer Rouge. C’est grâce aux livres, vecteurs de transmission de connaissances, que le monde occidental a découvert la civilisation égyptienne. Dans la bibliothèque de Louis Médard seront présentés une multitude d’ouvrages historiques évoquant cette mystérieuse et fascinante Égypte. En complément de ces livres, l’exposition propose au public un parcours jalonné d’images, de reconstitutions et objets typiquement égyptiens : sphinx, pyramides, scribes, momies, papyrus, etc." info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "(..) Cette exposition, déjà en place avant la pandémie du Covid-19, emmène le public dans un parcours très riche abordant différents thèmes : le récit de voyage XVIe – XVIIe siècles ; l’écriture avec le hiéroglyphe et et ses variantes ainsi que l’importance de l’écrit dansla civilisation égyptienne ; la mort avec les rites funéraires et la vie après la mort, la croyance religieuse incontournable au temps des pharaons.(..)" The museum reopened again on 17 June, after 3 months of closure. Also some original ancient Egyptian artifacts have been included (statuettes, amulets, papyrus, tools of scribes). info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL * “David Huguenin: Voyage en Égypte date: 6 November 2019 – 26 September 2020 [prolongation; was: till 5 April 2020] Exhibition with b/w photos by David Huguenin (Centre franco-égyptien d’étude des temples de Karnak), of scenes of daily life, architecture and antiquities of Ancient Egypt. info: URL info: French press report at URL l) - m) - n) Musée Granet Place Saint Jean de Malte, 13100 Aix-en-Provence URL * "Pharaon, Osiris et la momie : l’Egypte ancienne à Aix-En-Provence" [Pharaoh, Osiris and the Mummy: Ancient Egypt in Aix-En-Provence] date: 19 September 2020 - 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 "L'exposition est reportée. Sous-réserve de l'évolution dela situation sanitaire, son ouverture est prévue dans le courant de l'été." 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 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) Musée Lapidaire Chapelle des Jésuites 27, rue de la République, 84000 Avignon URL * "Une saison en Égypte – Le visage d'une momie d'enfant" [The face of a child mummy] date: 15 July 2020 - 31 August 2020 Exhibition of the mummy of a little girl who died at the age of 2 1/2 in about 30 BC. She belongs to a group of only 9 examples, which are currently being studied by the British Museum. info: URL URL info: French press report at URL With a photo of the mummy. info: French press report at URL q) Louvre-Lens 99 rue Paul Bert – 62300 Lens 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: source - URL info: source - URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) Bois-du-Luc. Musée de la Mine et du Développement Durable / Bois-du-Luc. Het Museum van Mijnbouw en Duurzame Ontwikkeling Rue Saint-Patrice, 2b, 7110 La Louvière URL * “Made in Belgium. Industriels belges en Égypte (1830 – 1953)”* date: 5 September 2020 – 4 December 2020 Exhibition about Belgian interactions with Egypt during the 19th c. info: source - URL "(..) L'exposition présente le double impact de ces chantiers belgesen Égypte : depuis la création de ponts et de bijoux technologiques dans la Vallée du Nil à la naissance et constitution des grandes collections égyptologiques en Belgique. (..)" info: URL info: URL URL info: French press report at URL b) - 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 e) - f) Europa Expo TGV Station Luik Guillemins / Gare TGV Liège Guillemins * "Toutankhamon: A la découverte du pharaon oublié" / "Toetanchamon: De Ontdekking van de Vergeten Farao" [Tutankhamun: The discovery of the forgotten Pharaoh] date: 14 December 2019 - 3 January 2021 [2nd prolongation; was: till 30 August 2020; was: till 31 May 2020] Exhibition dedicated to the dicovery of KV62, with more than 350 objects, plus a reconstruction of KV62. info: URL URL info: French press reports at URL [Only the beginning of the article is for free.] URL info: French press report at URL "Pendant que les décors pharaoniques sont encore en cours de créations, on distingue parfaitement le souci d'exactitude qui anime l'équipe d'Europa Expo. Le travail des artistes se fait à l'aide d'images originales du tombeau de Toutankhamon reproduites sur ordinateur. Précision et réalisme sont des maîtres-mots en ce moment dans ces ateliers. Un dizaine de personnes sont à l'œuvre pour fabriquer les panneaux de bois et réaliser les décors. Parmi ceux-ci, la reproduction d'espaces du palais d'Armana où le roi Toutankhamon a grandi il y a 34 siècles demande un travail particulier vu qu'il n'en reste plus que des ruines." info: Dutch press reports at URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL With photographs. info: French press reports at URL Includes a video report [2:06 mins.]. URL Article with four sections: [1] "La découverte de la tombe de Toutankhamon"; [2] "Toutankhamon, un pharaon peu commun"; [3] "L’exposition Toutankhamon à Liège"; [4] "Infos pratiques pour l’exposition Toutankhamon à Liège" URL Includes a video report [2:15 mins.]. info: French press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL info: Dutch press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL "In Belgien zieht besonders der populärwissenschaftliche Ansatz das Publikum an. Bereits 40.000 Besucher haben die Ausstellung besucht, insgesamt sollen es rund 300.000 werden, damit die Kosten von rund 3,5 Millionen Euro eingespielt werden." info: French press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: French press report at URL "(..) Fermée dans le cadre des mesures fédérales visant à lutter contre la propagation du coronavirus, l'exposition "Toutankhamon, à la découverte du pharaon oublié", initialement prévue à la gare de Liège-Guillemins jusqu'au 31 mai, sera prolongée, dès sa réouverture, jusqu'au 30 août 2020. (..)" info: URL The exhibition has reopened on May 18. info: French press report at URL "Bonne nouvelle, le visiteur n'est plus obligé de réserver sa visite pour découvrir l'exposition Toutankhamon à la gare de Liège-Guillemins." info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL --SPAIN-- a) - b) CaixaForum Tarragona Carrer Cristòfor Colom, 2, 43001 Tarragona URL * "Faraón. Rey de Egipto" [Pharaoh. King of Egypt] date: 12 February 2020 - 14 March 2021 [prolongation; was: till 2 August 2020] [was: 13 February 2020 – 31 July 2020] 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),and the CaixaForum Sevilla (27 September 2019 - 12 January 2020); will also travel to the CaixaForum Lleida. info: URL info: URL "Nuevas fechas próximante" (new dates coming soon) info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL The Museum will reopen its doors on June 1, 2020. 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) Museo de la Evolución Humana Paseo Sierra de Atapuerca s/n, 09002 Burgos URL URL * "Aida. El Egipto soñado" [Aida: the dreamed Egypt] date: 29 January 2020 - 30 September 2020 Exhibition with more than 150 objects about the fascination for ancient Egyptian culture since the 19th c.; with books, documents, replicas, photographs and audiovisuals, on loan from various museums and institutions. But there is also a section dedicated to the Proyecto Djehuty (mission directed by José Manuel Galán) and a replica of the tomb of Sennedjem in original size. info: Spanish press release (p.3) at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL Lists some of the documents on display. URL "(..) En esta ocasión, en ‘Aída. El Egipto soñado’, bajo el comisariado de José Manuel Galán, llama la atención en torno al interés y la fascinación que la cultura egipcia despertó en el siglo XIX en Occidente y que está en el génesis de la Egiptología. En este sentido, la muestra recoge el inicio de la Egiptología, en 1798, fecha en la que Napoleón emprendió su famosa campaña egipcia, cuyos resultados se plasmarían en los libros ‘Description de l’Égypte’, editados entre 1809 y 1829. Uno de lostomos puede verse en esta exposición, en la que tampoco falta una reproducción de la cámara sepulcral de la tumba de Sennedjem, realizada por el egiptólogo Wolfgang Wettengel. Otro hito importante que recoge la muestra del MEH, centro dependiente de la Junta de Castilla y León, es la apertura del Canal de Suez, una de las obras de ingeniería más grandes de la historia y en cuyo planteamiento y desarrollo estuvieron implicados ingenieros españoles. (..)" URL info: Spanish press reports at URL With photos and a video of the opening. URL URL URL URL Lists some of the documents on display. URL "(..) En esta ocasión, en ‘Aída. El Egipto soñado’, bajo el comisariado de José Manuel Galán, llama la atención en torno al interés y la fascinación que la cultura egipcia despertó en el siglo XIX en Occidente y que está en el génesis de la Egiptología. En este sentido, la muestra recoge el inicio de la Egiptología, en 1798, fecha en la que Napoleón emprendió su famosa campaña egipcia, cuyos resultados se plasmarían en los libros ‘Description de l’Égypte’, editados entre 1809 y 1829. Uno de lostomos puede verse en esta exposición, en la que tampoco falta una reproducción de la cámara sepulcral de la tumba de Sennedjem, realizada por el egiptólogo Wolfgang Wettengel. Otro hito importante que recoge la muestra del MEH, centro dependiente de la Junta de Castilla y León, es la apertura del Canal de Suez, una de las obras de ingeniería más grandes de la historia y en cuyo planteamiento y desarrollo estuvieron implicados ingenieros españoles. (..)" URL Report on the opening ceremony. info: Spanish press report at URL "La muestra, que se podrá ver en el museo hasta el próximo mes de septiembre, reúne más de 150 obras distribuidas en cinco espacios. Incluye restos arqueológicos y réplicas, aunque también libros, fotografías, documentos y material audiovisual, cedidos por diversas instituciones." info: Spanish press report at URL f) - g) Espacio 5.1 de IFEMA Avenida del Partenón, 5, 28042 Madrid URL * “Tutankhamón - La Tumba y sus Tesoros" [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and his Treasures] date: 23 November 2019 – 2 November 2020 [prolongation; was: till 9 May 2020] One of the three travelling exhibition with ca. 1000 replicas of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL URL info: URL "A partir del 16 de Julio 2020" (reopening) info: URL info: URL info: URL Tickets for sale till 2 November. info: source - URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: short promo-video at URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL With a video of a TV report. info: Spanish press report at URL With a video. h) Museu Egipci de Barcelona / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona URL * "Dones i Homes de l’antic Egipte” / "Mujeres y Hombres del Antiguo Egipto” [Women and Men of ancient Egypt] date: 23 October 2019 - TBA? [was: 24 May 2020] Exhibition of a selection of 50 works from the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona, spotlighting commoners ("ordinary people" rather than gods and kings) from ancient Egypt. info: (in Catalan, Spanish, and English, resp.) URL URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Catalan press report at URL Audio-file of a radio report. * "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento" [Tutankhamun. History of a discovery] date: 30 November 2012 - TBA [several times prolongated] info: URL i) - j) Museo Etnológico by de las Culturas del Mundo-Montcada C Montcada, 12, 08003 Barcelona URL * "Udjat, el exotismo del Antiguo Egipto en Barcelona" [Udjat, the exoticism of Ancient Egypt in Barcelona] date: TBA 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: source - Spanish press report at URL --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]] 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 b) Australian Museum 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW 2010 URL * "Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" date: cancelled! [was: early 2021] Exhibition to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb, with over 150 authentic[!] artifacts from KV62, 60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt. Earlier at the California Science Center, Los Angeles (March 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019), La Grande halle de la Villette, Paris (23 March 2019 - 15 September 2019). and the Saatchi Gallery, London (2 November 2019 - 3 May 2020); as part of a 10-city international tour, Sidney should have been the 5th city. info: URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "The NSW government plans to spend $57.5 million to expand Australia's oldest museum so it can stage the blockbuster Tutankhamun exhibition and accommodate peak predictions of nine new visitors every minute. (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The highly-anticipated King Tutankhamun exhibition that was set to be the crowning glory of the Australian Museum's $57 million renovation has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic with no future date set. (..)" URL --LIECHTENSTEIN-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Halle 622 by MAAG Music & Arts AG Therese-Giehse-Strasse 10, 8050 Zürich * "Tutanchamun - sein Grab und die Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His tomb and his treasures] date: 10 July 2020 - 1 November 2020 A travelling exhibition with ca. 1000 replicas of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL Interview with Wolfgang Wettengel, scientific adviser of the exhibition. info: German press report at URL "Eine Mutter musste Eintritt bezahlen, damit sie ihr sieben Wochen altes Baby in die Tutanchamun-Ausstellung in Zürich mitnehmen durfte. Sie findet das familienfeindlich. (..) 5.60 Franken für jedes Kind unter sechs Jahren. (...) Darko Soolfrank, Gründer der MAAG Music&Arts AG und Veranstalter der Ausstellung, begründet die Preispolitik mit der Corona-Pandemie: «Aufgrund des Coronavirus muss jede Person im Raum registriert sein und braucht deshalb ein Ticket.» (..)" info: video report [2:43 mins.] at URL "Bereits über 6,5 Millionen Personen weltweit haben die Ausstellung rund um das Grab und die Schätze des berühmten Königs Tutanchamun besucht. Nun ist sie in Oerlikon stationiert. In der Nacht auf Sonntag konnten Besucher sogar mit einer Taschenlampe selber auf Schatzsuche." --FINLAND-- a) Amos Rex (Lasipalatsi) Mannerheimintie 22–24, 00100 Helsinki and Kumu Art Museum Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1, 10127 Tallinn, Estonia * "Egyptin loisto" [Egypt of Glory] date: 8 October 2020 - 17 January 2021 Exhibition of over 500 objects on loan from the Museo Egizio, Turin. It will be shown in two locations simultaneously: Helsinki and Tallinn. info: (in Finnish:) URL (in English:) URL info: Italian press report at URL "Museo Egizio, il museo Amos Rex e l’Art Museum of Estonia annunciano una collaborazione unica. È stata infatti formalizzata in questi giorni un’intesa tra i tre enti che permetterà, a ottobre 2020, di inaugurare una mostra inedita dal titolo Egypt of Glory, costruita a partire dalle collezioni del Museo Egizio e che sarà suddivisa in due sedi: il museo Amos Rex di Helsinki e il Kumu Art Museum di Tallinn, sede principale dell’Art Museum of Estonia." info: English press report at URL --ESTONIA-- a) Kumu kunstimuuseum (Kumu Art Museum) Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1, 10127 Tallinn and Amos Rex (Lasipalatsi) Mannerheimintie 22–24, 00100 Helsinki, Finland * "Egiptuse hiilgus" [Egypt of Glory] date: 10 October 2020 - 28 March 2021 [was: 9 October 2020 - 14 February 2021] Exhibition of over 500 objects on loan from the Museo Egizio, Turin. It will be shown in two locations simultaneously: Helsinki and Tallinn. info: (in Estonian:) URL (in English:) URL info: English press report at URL ---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", 5 November (?) 2020 - 11 April (?) 2021). info: URL --BULGARIA-- a) Castle "In Love with the Wind" 8146 Village of Ravadinovo, Sozopol, URL * "Tutankamon" date: 1 May 2020 - 30 September 2020 Exhibition with (presumably) replicas of KV62 objects. info: URL info: English press report at URL --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 [was: 30] August 2020 - 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: 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 b) Muzeum Dr. B. Horáka v Rokycanech nám. J. Urbana 141, 337 01 Rokycany * "Mezi Prahou a Káhirou – 100 let ceské egyptologie" [Between Prague and Kairo - 100 years of Czech egyptology] date: 12 June 2020 - 30 August 2020 Exhibition with photographs, documents, videos and animations, celebrating 100 years of Egyptology at Charles University. It was previously shown in the Karolinum, Prague (2 August 2019 - 8 September 2019). info: URL info: Czech press report at URL URL info: Czech press reports (with slideshows) at URL URL --HUNGARY-- a) Hungarian House of Photography - Mai Manó House H-1065 Budapest, Nagymezo utca 20 * "Egyiptom Flaubert idejében. Korai utazók fényképei, 1839–1860" [Egypt at the Time of Flaubert. Documents of Early Travel Photography 1839-1860] date: 25 August 2020 - 4 October 2020 Exhibition of early travel photographs from between 1839 and 1860, the time of Gustave Flaubert‘s journeys to Egypt. On display are 42 museum-grade copies of works by Maxime Du Camp, Félix Teynard, Louis de Clercq, and Francis Frith among others. info: (in English) URL info: press report (in French) at URL 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, 2020/2021 [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 - 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) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie [Archaeological Museum in Cracow] ul. Senacka 3, 31-002 Kraków URL * Closed for renovation date: 11 April 2020 - 30 August 2020 info: URL info: Polish press report at URL "(..) W jego zbiorach znajduje sie prawie 777 tys. muzealiów. Do najcenniejszych naleza m.in. posag Swiatowida ze Zbrucza, sarkofag malzonki kaplana Amona z Karnaku, baba polowiecka ze Stadnicy. W Muzeum urzadzonych jest kilka wystaw stalych m.in. "Bogowie Starozytnego Egiptu" oraz "Pradzieje i Wczesne Sredniowiecze Malopolski"." b) Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie/National Museum in Warsaw Aleje Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warsaw URL URL * “Reopening Ancient Art Gallery“ date: December 2020 info: source - Polish press report at URL info: gallery infomation at URL With artefacts from ancient Egypt, the Ancient Near East, Rome and Greece. --JAPAN--- a) - b) Kyushu National Museum 4-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka, 818-0118 URL * "Egypt, Land of Discoveries" date: February 2022 - April 2022 [postponed; was: 25 April 2020 – 21 June 2020] Exhibition with 270 objects on loan from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (250 pharaonic antiquities and 20 19th century plates). It will travel to eight cities (Fukuoka, Sapporo, Nagoya, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Sendai, Yamaguchi and Kobe) 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: TBA, 2022 (?) [cancelled or postponed; was: 4 July 2020 – 6 September 2020] Exhibition with 270 objects on loan from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (250 pharaonic antiquities and 20 19th century plates). It will travel to eight cities (Nagoya, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Sendai, Yamaguchi, Kobe, Fukuoka, Sapporo). info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL g) Aichi Prefectureal Museum of Art 1-13-2 Higashisakura, Higashi-ku Nagoya-shi, 461-8525 Nagoya URL * "Egypt, Land of Discoveries" date: 19 September 2020 – 6 December 2020 Exhibition with 270 objects on loan from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (250 pharaonic antiquities and 20 19th century plates). Till Summer 2022, it will travel to eight cities (Nagoya, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Sendai, Yamaguchi, Kobe, Fukuoka, Sapporo). info: URL info: URL info: source - URL h) Niitsu Museum of Art 109-1 Kamagasawa, Akiba-ku, Niigata City URL * "Mummies: In Search of Eternal Life" date: October 10, 2020 – December 23, 2020 Traveling exhibition with ca. 50 animal and human mummies from the world's cultures, plus the results of mummy research. Most recently at the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen - Museum Zeughaus, Mannheim (“MUMIEN – Geheimnisse des Lebens”, 16 September 2018 - 31 March 2019), the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo ("Search of Eternal Life: Mummies of the World", November 2, 2019 - February 24, 2020) and the Kumamoto-Jo Hall ("Mummies: In Search of Eternal Life", March 25, 2020 - September 5, 2020); will later travel to Fukuoka and Toyama. info: URL --PORTUGAL-- a) MuseuCalouste Gulbenkian Av. de Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisboa URL URL * “ Pharaons superstars” date: October 29, 2020 – March 1, 2021 Exhibition about the role of the pharaons in history and popular culture, with 300 objecs on loan from many museums. Earlier at Mucem, Marseille (29 April 2020 - 17 August 2020) and later at Musée de la Civilisation de Québec, Québec city (May 6, 2021 – March 6, 2022). info: URL info: source - URL --BRAZIL-- a) Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) * "Egito Antigo: do cotidiano à eternidade" [Ancient Egypt: From everyday life to eternity] date: suspended Travelling exhibition with 140 objects on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Turin. Apparently, the exhibition has now gone online. info: virtual tour at URL --MEXICO-- a) Parque Guanajuato Bicentenario Carretera de Cuota Silao, Guanajuato * "Tutankamón: La tumba, el oro y la maldición" [Tutankhamon: The tomb, the gold and the malediction] date: 26 September 2019 - TBA [2nd prologation; was: till 4 September 2020] [prolongation; was: till 29/31 March 2020] Exhibition (travelling through Mexico since 2014) with more than 200 replicas of KV62 objects. info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL "La muestra se integra de 200 piezas, réplica de las encontradas, las cuales fueron elaboradas por expertos en reproducción de la región de La Toscana, quienes utilizaron materiales como oro, plata, cobre y piedras semipreciosas." info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL ---ISRAEL-- a) Israel Museum Davidson Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Archaeology Wing Derech Ruppin 11, Jerusalem URL * "Emoglyphs. Picture-Writing from Hieroglyphs to the Emoji" [was: “iGlyph - Hieroglyphs from the Pyramids to Cyberspace”] date: 16 December 2019 - 12 October 2020 Exhibition about the metamorphosis of picture-writing from antiquity to modern times through a wealth of finds from ancient Egypt, displayed against the background of contemporary emoji use. info: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL [The latter needs free registration.] b) Rockefeller Archeological Museum 27 Sultan Suleiman Street, Jerusalem URL * “The Egyptian Empire in Canaan” date: 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: May 1, 2022 – TBA Exhibition of an ancient Egyptian anthropoid coffin, excavated in Lachish. info: URL --KOREA-- a) National Museum of Korea 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul URL * "World Culture Gallery - Egypt Gallery: "Egypt: Life, Death and Rebirth"" date: December 16, 2019 - November 7, 2021 Exhibition of 94 Egyptian artifacts on loan from the Brooklyn Museum, including mummies, coffins and sculptures dating from 4100 B.C. to 2 A.D. info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) One of the highlights is a relief of Ramses II in limestone. It is suggested it came from the temple of Ramses II at Abydos and was carved within the first two years of his reign. The exhibition also shows the mummy and wooden coffin of priest Thothirdes. Carbon-14 dating, a scientific method used to determine the date of archaeological samples, indicates that Thothirdes died between 768 B.C. and 545 B.C., supporting the 26th Dynasty date suggested by the style of his coffin. (..) The World Culture Gallery, according to Bae, will showcase a rotation of artifacts from other parts of the world every one or two years after the Egypt exhibition." ---PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA--- a) - b) Hubei Provincial Museum No. 160, East Lake Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province URL * "Egyptian collection of the Accademia dei Concordi" [working title] date: TBA Travelling exhibition of part of the ancient Egyptian collection of the Accademia dei Concordi; among the 500 artefacts are two mummies (Meryt and Baby). Earlier at the Pallazo Roncale, Rovigo (14 April 2018 - 29 July 2018; "Egitto ritrovato"); will travel to three other museums in China. info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL +++ ==================================================================== 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. 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