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March 14, 2019 (III Shemu 30)
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, 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, Norway, Croatia, Slovak Republic, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Japan, South-Africa, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Israel, New Zealand, 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: Kat Newkirk [(II) - USA (t)(v)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - USA (v), France (a), Czech Republic (a)] ========================================================================= +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS * TBA --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --USA-- [update] t) Pulitzer Arts Foundation 3716 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108 * “Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt” date: March 22, 2019 –August 24, 2019 [new] info: English press report at URL Interview with curator Edward Bleiberg. [update] v) National Geographic Museum 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 URL * "Queens of Egypt" date: March 1, 2019 - September 2, 2019 [new] info: English press report at URL [new] info: Italian press reports at URL "Organizzata dal National Geographic Museum, in collaborazione con il Museo Egizio di Torino e il Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex, la mostra include circa 350 pezzi, oltre 200 dei quali in prestito dal Museo Egizio." URL "L’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington e l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura hanno organizzato il 6 marzo scorso una conferenza del Direttore del Museo Egizio di Torino, Christian Greco, sulla Valle delle Regine e la Necropoli di Deir el Medina. La conferenza si è tenuta presso la sede dell’Ambasciata in occasione dell’apertura della mostra 'Queens of Egypt' presso il National Geographic Museum." [For a video, see Section (VII) below.] --ITALY-- [update] l) Museo Egizio Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123, Torino * "Archeologia invisibile" [was: "Archeologia dell’invisibile"] [new] date: 13 March 2019 - 6 January [was: TBA] 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 --FRANCE-- [update] a) La Grande halle de la Villette 211 avenue Jean Jaurés, 75019 Paris * "Toutankhamon: Le Tresor du Pharaon" ["King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh"] date: 23 March 2019 - 15 September 2019 [new] info: French press reports at URL "(..) Il est vrai que ce projet a été rendu possible grâceaux liens serrés entre la France et l’Égypte. Par exemple, le département des Antiquités égyptiennes du musée français prêtera à la Villette sa fameuse statue du dieu Amon, qui protège Toutânkhamon. Ce n’est pas la première fois que l’Égypte et la France travaillent ensemble pour une exposition sur le pharaon. En 1967 déjà, les deux pays avaient organisé une exposition au Petit Palais ayant attiré plus de 1,2 million de visiteurs. Cinquante ans plus tard, l’organisation de cette nouvelle présentation par deux pays aux liens culturels forts montre que l’histoire du pharaon continue toujours à susciter l’intérêt et à émerveiller. (..)" URL URL Includes a video report [2:40 mins.] URL --CZECH REPUBLIC-- [update] a) Národní muzeum/National Museum Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Prague 1 * “Ríša slnka: Abú Sír v dobe stavitelov pyramíd” [Empire of the Sun: Abusir at the time of the pyramid builders] [new] date: 2020 [was: 2019] [new] 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)." ---- 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.] --OBITUARIES-- * Sad news about Günter Dreyer (1943-2019), who has passed away this week. Obituary: URL * Sad news about Ursula Rößler-Köhler (1947-2019), who has passed away this week. Obituary: URL +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE--- * Press report: "Ministry of Antiquities revamps worn archaeological sites" URL "(..) Since the start of the new year, the ministry announced three main renovation projects: Philae temple in Aswan, the Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria, and the New Valley museum, as well as a big number of other historical sites. The restoration is part of the ministry’s latest plan in renovating abandoned archaeological sites, seeking to direct more attention toward them. (..)" * Press report: "Completed: The Open-Air Museum in Dendera Temple" URL "In collaboration with a French archaeological mission – working in the area of Dendera- Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has completed the development of the area around the Dendera temple in Qena and turned it into an open-air museum, according to Dr. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. This development included ten stone blocks have been created, used as bases to display the artifacts on them, which consists of 145 pieces, mostly to the Greco-Roman period and some to the Old and New Kingdom (..)." With photos. * Press report: "Esna Temple Ceiling Restored" URL "A restoration team of the Ministry of Antiquities is done cleaning and renovating wall paintings on the ceiling of Esna Temple in the south of Luxor. (..)" With photos. * Press release: "Ancient Egypt beyond the pharaohs: the social history of the population is the focus of research for the first time" URL "Writing about the social history of Ancient Egypt beyond the grandeur of the pharaohs and queens and focusing instead on the population and the lower classes: this is the challenge behind the research project of national interest (PRIN) ‘Pharaonic Rescission’ (PROCESS) of the University of Pisa which has just been awarded funding of over two hundred thousand euros by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR). The project was conceived and proposed by Gianluca Miniaci from the Department of Civilisations and Forms of Knowledge (...)." -- Italian version: URL [Next two items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Cabinet denies 32% of Egypt’s artifacts were smuggled abroad" URL "The Information Center of the Cabinet denied rumors that 32 percent of the artifact of Egypt, equal to 32,600, were smuggled since 2011. (..)" -- Another English press report: URL * Press report: "The parallels of female power in ancient Egypt and modern times" URL "In her latest book, “When Women Ruled the World”, UCLA’s Kara Cooney notes how a ruler’s gender matters far less than whose agendas are served. (..)" Interview with the author. [Next two items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Berlino, Neues Museum tra storia del mondo e dell’Antico Egitto (VIDEO)" URL "(..) Al piano terra si trova il cosiddetto Viale dell’Archeologia, cui si aggiungono un’area dedicata alla valle del Nilo, un’ altraall’antico Sudan e una a tombe e sarcofagi dell’antichità. Al primo piano è la volta delle camere di sepoltura, degli oggetti ritrovati nei templi e di un’esposizione che tenta di spiegare come, nel corso dell’antichità, sia cambiato il modo di rappresentare l’uomo. Il secondo piano contiene la sala di Nefertiti, i reperti della città egizia di Akhenaton e la ricca collezione di papiri." Includes a video report [8:22 mins.] * Press report: "Una strega agli albori dell’archeologia egizia: Margaret Murray (1863-1963)" URL "Margaret Murray è nota principalmente per il suo contributo nel campo dell’Archeologia Egizia, che non sempre le fu riconosciuto, come molte sue contemporanee, ma il suo lavoro di ricerca e insegnamento fu pari a quello dei suoi colleghi uomini. Oltre a dare il suo contributo all’archeologia e antropologia, questa studiosa fu sostenitrice dei ovimenti sociali della sua epoca, come la campagna per il voto femminile. Anche se generalmente descritta come l’assistente del grande egittologo Flinders Petrie, Margaret Murray era un’archeologa indipendente che merita tutto il riconoscimento dovuto a una studiosa del suo calibro. (..)" * Some items relating to Egyptomania [submitted by Michael Tilgner (1)(2)(3)(4) and Ingrid van Sprakelaar (5)]: -- Press report: "Pourquoi sommes-nous fascinés par l’Égypte des pharaons ?" URL "(..) L’Égypte nous émeut, nous trouble, nous séduit. Cette égyptomanie, ou « folie de l’Égypte », ne date pas d’hier. On en perçoit déjà les prémices à Rome, il y a 2000 ans. Le culte des divinités égyptiennes avait alors conquis l’Empire romain jusque dans ses confins les plus éloignés, comme la Bretagne ou la Germanie. (...) Cette égyptomanie a pour origine plusieurs thèmes : d’abord le lien étroit entre l’Égypte et la mort. (...) Le succès de l’Égypte est aussi le produit d’une séduction artistique. Contemplez le masque en or de Toutânkhamon. (...) L’Égypte ancienne est étroitement associée, dans notre imaginaire, àune figure féminine tout aussi incontournable que le pharaon : la reine égyptienne, forcément séduisante et un brin cruelle, ou du moins sans états d’âme. (...) L’Égypte ancienne est une véritable machine à fantasmes, toujours adaptables et en parfaite adéquation avec nos désirs d’aujourd’hui." Includes several video reports: "Egyptian Triumphal march Verdi Aida Opera" [6:07 mins.], and two pop music videos. -- Press report: "'The Pharaohs', Musica de vanguardia por la egiptomania" URL "'The Pharaohs' es un álbum que saldrá pronto y esta es la primera entrega." Includes a music video "Tutankhamun" [3:25 mins.] -- Press report: "Red Hot Chili Peppers – Pyramidenkonzert und Infos zum neuen Album" URL "Californication im Land der Pharaonen – die Red Hot Chili Peppers spielen diesen Freitag ein ganz besonderes Konzert vor den Pyramiden von Gizeh. Für die Funk-Rocker ist die Show vor dem bekanntesten und ältesten Bauwerk der Menschheit ein Highlight in ihrer bisherigen Laufbahn. (..)" -- Press report: "Inspiration und Piraterie" URL "(...) zwei Ausstellungen, im Kern drehen sie sich aber um das gleiche Thema: Kunst, die sich bei anderen bedient. (...) Was ist das Entscheidende eines Kunstwerks? Die Idee? Die Ausführung? Die Farben? Was darf man damit anstellen, was nicht? (...) Da ist Jürgen Knubbens Nofretete-Variation, die mit 22 planen Flächen jeglicher Individualität enthoben ist, doch auf den ersten Blick erkennbar bleibt – und zugleich ins Hier und Jetzt verweist. (..)" With photo of Jürgen Knubben's Nofretete Bust recreation. [Some background info to this art piece: URL] -- Press report: "Sphinx And The Cursed Mummy" URL "Inspired by the mythology of Egypt, “Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy” follows young Sphinx as he travels ancient Egyptian lands in order to foil the evil plans of Set. Originally released in 2003 for a handful of consoles including the Nintendo GameCube and the original Xbox, THQ Nordic has once again reached deep into the THQ library for this remastered classic for the Nintendo Switch. (..)" --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Getty’s symphony for Tutankhamun" URL "The Getty Conservation Institute has orchestrated the most important archaeological project ever carried out in Egypt in its conservation of the tomb of Tutankhamun, writes Zahi Hawass. (..)" [Next two items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "La prima protesi della storia è di legno e risale apiù di 3.000 anni fa" URL "(..) I ricercatori hanno eseguito sull’alluce delle indagini con l’utilizzo dei raggi X. Queste analisi hanno consentito di comprendere come la protesi fu rimodellata più volte, adattandola alle esigenze della sua indossatrice. Non sapremo mai perché questa donna avesse perso il suo alluce, ma di certo ci teneva molto che la protesi fosse perfetta, e questo è dimostrato dalle numerose modifiche e ritocchi fatti alla protesi. (..)" -- The University of Basel news release refered to, would be: "A Wooden Toe: Swiss Egyptologists Study 3000-Year-Old Prosthesis" (20 June 2017) URL * Press report: "Mission ScanPyramids : les outils 3D utilisés pour percer les secrets du passé" URL "(..) Benoit Marini, membre de la mission et spécialiste des technologies 3D interactives, a accepté de revenir pour nous sur ScanPyramids. Il a bien voulu nous présenter le fonctionnement des outils techniques utilisés, comme la photogrammétrie. Il revient aussi en détails sur un simulateur créé sous Unityqui a permis de valider la technique novatrice du scan par muons. Enfin, il fait le bilan des découvertes de la mission et des prochaines étapes prévues. (...) Depuis son lancement en Octobre 2015 la mission ScanPyramids a annoncé la découverte de 3 vides inconnus : [1] La présence d’un vide sur l’arête Nord Est à110m de hauteur, [2] Une cavité en forme de couloir derrière la zone des chevrons sur laface Nord. [3] La présence du Big Void au-dessus de la grande galerie. Nous cherchons toujours à affiner nos connaissances sur ces structures en prenant de nouvelles mesures. Pour préciser les caractéristiques du Big Void, nous l’observons depuis d’autres points de vue et notamment depuis les chambres de décharges et la Grande Galerie. Le processus est long il faut être très patient face à un tel monument millénaire. (..)" Interview with Benoit Marini. -- The original article about the supposed Big Void in the Great Pyramid is available online: Kunihiro Morishima et al., "Discovery of a big void in Khufu’s Pyramid by observation of cosmic-ray muons", in: Nature, vol. 542, pp. 386-390 (2017), also including the content of the online version (methods and extended data) URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entries at the blog of the 2019 season of the Ankh-Hor Project in Asasif: -- "The 2019 season in retrospect" (March 13) URL -- "Closing of the 2019 season of the Ankh-Hor project" (March 12) URL -- "Summary of week 3 of the Ankh-Hor project" (March 7) URL * New entry at the Dig Diary / blog (tumblr) of the Brooklyn Museum’s mission to the temple precinct of the goddess Mut (Luxor): -- "Dig Diary, March 10, 2019" URL * New entry at the website of the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition: -- "Notes from the Field: [The personal story of] Maia Matheu" (March 6) URL * New entry at the 'Egypt Centre Collection' blog of Dr Ken Griffin: -- "From Hatshepsut to Neferure: W1376" (March 11) URL * New entry at the blog of the Garstang Museum of Archaeology: -- "International Women's Day" (March 7) URL * New entry at the blog of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin: -- "Ein surrealistisches Delikt: Max Ernst und die ägyptische Schrift" (March 7) URL * New entry at the blog of Margaret Lucy Patterson: -- ""Decrees, Papyri and Biographies in the Age of the Pyramids", [A lecture by] Nigel Strudwick ([Report on an Essex Egyptology Group] Meeting Talk)" (March 3) URL +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * Joachim Friedrich Quack, Kim Ryholt, Demotic Literary Texts from Tebtunis and Beyond. (CNI Publications 36). Museum Tusculanum Press, 2019. Hb, 598 pp., 2 vols. (Text: 535 pp. Plates: 63 pp., 55 colour plates). ISBN 978-87-635-2607-4. 115 $ / 101 €. URL URL "The Tebtunis temple library is the only ancient Egyptian temple library of which substantial remains are still preserved. It is by far the richest single source of Egyptian literary texts. This book contains a wide selection of demotic texts from its stores that have never previously been brought together in an edited volume, including a theological treatise; manuals on dream interpretation and one on birth prognosis; several lists of professions, plant life, and titles of cultic treatises; newly discovered fragments of the Great Demotic Book of Wisdom; and an astronomical text." * Michael Van Elsbergen, Die Gefäßverschlüsse aus Grab N13.1 in Assiut. (The Asyut Project 10). Harrassowitz Verlag, 2019. Hb, 166 pp. ISBN 978-3-447-11097-6. EUR 68,00. URL "Das hoch gelegene Grab N13.1 in der westlichen Felsnekropole von Assiut/Mittelägypten wurde für Iti-ibi(-iqer), einen Gaufürsten der 11. Dynastie, in der Zeit um 2000 v.Chr. angelegt. (..) Nach der Entdeckung des Grabes durch das deutsch-ägyptische Langfristvorhaben „The Asyut Project“ im Jahre 2005 wurden das stark verschüttete Grab und seine drei tiefen Schächte nach und nach freigelegt. Alle 900 dabei aufgefundenen Gefäßverschlüsse aus Nilton (sowie ein Verschluss aus Kalkstein) werden im vorliegenden Band von Michael van Elsbergen umfassend dokumentiert und auf ihre Aussagekraft hin befragt. (..)" * Grazyna Bakowska-Czerne,Rafal Czerner (eds.), Greco-Roman Cities at the Crossroads of Cultures: The 20th Anniversary of Polish-Egyptian Conservation Mission Marina el-Alamein. Archaeopress, 2019. Pb, 312 pp. Print version, ISBN 9781789691481, £60.00. Epublication, ISBN 9781789691498, £16.00. TOC at URL "The ancient town, discovered at the site of today’s Marina el-Alamein, located on the northern coast of Egypt, developed from the 2nd century BC to the 6th century AD, finding itself at the crossroads of several civilisations (...). The present volume contains an interdisciplinary review of both the newest and long-term studies and achievements made in various regions of the ancient world. (..) Several articles are devoted to the study of Marina el-Alamein; others talk about ancient Alexandria, Deir el- Bahari, Hermopolis Magna, Bakchias, Pelusium, Kom Wasit, Berenike, Ptolemais, Apollonia, Palmyra, Nea Paphos, as well as Chersonesus Taurica and Apsarus." * (&) Peter J. Brand, Rosa Erika Feleg, William J. Murnane, The Great Hypostyle Hall in the Temple of Amun at Karnak. Vol 1, Parts 2 and 3: Translation and Commentary. (Oriental Institute Publications 142). University of Chicago, 2019. Hb, 760 pp., 2 vols. ISBN 978-1614910275. $99.95. URL "Standing at the heart of Karnak Temple, the Great Hypostyle Hall is a forest of 134 giant sandstone columns enclosed by massive walls. Sety I built the Great Hypostyle Hall ca. 1300 BCE and decorated the northern wing with exquisite bas reliefs. After his death, his successor Ramesses II completed the southern wing mostly in sunk relief. This volume provides full translation, epigraphic analysis, and photographic documentation of the elaborate wall reliefs inside the Hall. (..)" N.B. The volume is also available in Open Access: URL --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- * Miniaci G., Grajetzki W. (eds.), The World of Middle Kingdom Egypt (2000-1550 BC). Contributions on archaeology, art, religion, and written sources, Volume II, MKS 2, London 2016, published by Golden House Publications, London, is now online freely accessible at the following link: URL * New addition to the Propylaeum-DOK repository: -- Carsten Peust, Indirekte Rede im Neuägyptischen. (Wiesbaden, 1996) URL * J. A. Knudtzon, Die El-Amarna-Tafeln. Erster Teil: Die Texte. (Leipzig, 1915) URL -- J. A. Knudtzon, Die El-Amarna-Tafeln. Zweiter Teil: Anmerkungen und Register. (Leipzig, 1915) URL * (&) W.M. Flinders Petrie, Wisdom of the Egyptians (1940). URL A digitized and manually edited version of Flinders Petrie’s book, with an editorial introduction and editor's notes by Dr. David Ian Lightbody. [Next eight items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Online thesis: Neil Sinclair, The Development and Decline of Provincial Rule from the Old to the Middle Kingdom: An Analysis of the Tombs and Titles of the Senior Officials of Upper Egypt, Department of Ancient History, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, Sydney, 2013. - [19 unnumbered pp.], 314 pp. - pdf-file (6.6 MB) URL "This thesis considers aspects of the bureaucracy of Ancient Egypt from its beginning in the Old Kingdom (OK) through the First Intermediate Period (FIP) to its finish late in the Middle Kingdom (MK) with the aim of advancing our understanding and knowledge of the inner administrative workings of Ancient Egypt. (...)" * Online thesis: Shirley Fay Patten, Pottery from the Late Period to the Early Roman Period from Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, Department of Ancient History, Division of Humanities, Macquarie University, Sydney, 2000. - vol. 1, part 1: iii, 115 pp., appendices: 26 pp., part 2: 498 pp., vol. 2: 9 maps, 2 charts, 184 pls. - pdf-file (10 files, together 31.1 MB) URL "This thesis analyses a body of largely unpublished ceramic material from Dakhleh Oasis in the Western Desert of Egypt. The material is primarily from the survey of Dakhleh Oasis and the testing of sites by members of the Dakhleh Oasis Project and, except for some Phase 4 material recovered from excavations at Ismant el-Kharab, is unstratified. It covers a thousand years of Egyptian pottery-making from the eighth century BC to the late second century AD. (...)" * Online thesis: Susan A. Kelly, Identifying the Women of Early Dynastic Egypt: An Analysis of the Women’s Funerary Stelae/Slabs from Abu Rawash, Helwan, and Abydos, Department of Ancient History, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, Sydney, 2016. - vol. 1: [Text], viii, 114 pp.; vol. 2: Compendium of Women’s Early Dynastic Stelae and Funerary Relief Slabs, v, 151 pp. - pdf-file (6.0 MB) URL "(...) The thesis investigates the roles of the women in the early Egyptian society, through the examination of the biographic details recorded on their funerary monuments. The multi-disciplinary investigation combines a textual, and a new sociological approach, to the women’s titles recovered from the cemeteries of Abydos, Abu Rawash and Helwan. The evaluation into the previous scholarship regarding the titles uncovers androcentric characterisation of the women as concubines associated with the harem, which has masked the women’s participation in the society. The textual analysis re-evaluates the titles objectively and situates the women’s involvement contextually, providing new insight into the society of Early Dynastic Egypt. The study offers an anthology of the women’s Early Dynastic stelae that provides a framework for the developments and changes to women’s roles throughout the different period of Egyptian history." * R. O. Faulkner, The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts. Supplement of Hieroglyphic Texts, Oxford, 1969. - 88 autographed pp. - pdf-file (1.7 MB) URL "This Supplement to my volume of translations of the Pyramid Texts contains those Utterances preserved in Jequier's publications _Le monument funeraire de Pepi II_, hereinafter cited as JPII; _Les pyramides des reines Neit et Apouit_ (Nt); and _La pyramide d'Aba_ (Aba) which in Sethe's edition of the Pyramid Texts are damaged too badly to be adequately completed in footnotes to the translations, and also other Utterances which were not included in Sethe's publication because in 1910 they had not yet been discovered. It cannot be too strongly stressed, however, that it has not been my purpose to provide an edition with full _apparatus criticus_, but only to show the foundation on which I have based my translation so that scholars can judge the latter (...)" (from the Preface) * New addition to "Ägyptologische Literatur - digital" of the University of Heidelberg: -- Kazimierz Michalowski, Karnak, New York / Washington / London, 1970. - 29 pp., 90 pls. - pdf-file (normal: 28 MB; large: 103 MB) URL "The introduction discusses the history of the Karnak temple, particularly the building activities of the XVIIIth and XIXth Dynasties. A special section is devoted to the canon of the temple during the New Kingdom and its orientation. The major part of the book consists of 90 photographs, some representing less well known views, statues and reliefs." (AEB) * New addition to "Ägyptologische Literatur - digital" of the University of Heidelberg: -- Kazimierz Michalowski, Alexandria, Wien / München, [1971 (according to the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek)]. - 25 pp., 84 pls. - pdf-file (normal: 23 MB; large: 88 MB) URL "Although mainly devoted to Alexandria in Graeco-Roman times some objects depicted belong to the culture of Pharaonic Egypt, e.g. the statues of Ramses II and Psammetichus I (pl. 38) and the sphinx near Pompey's Pillar (39-41). Other illustrations pertain to the Egyptian religion in the Roman Empire, e.g. the reliefs from Kom es-Shugofa depicting Osiris on his bier and Anubis as legionary (31-32)." (AEB) * New addition to "Ägyptologische Literatur - digital" of the University of Heidelberg: -- Kazimierz Michalowski, Theben, Wien / München, 1974. - 26 pp., 86 pls. - pdf-file (normal: 29 MB; large: 110 MB) URL "This fourth volume of the series dealing with ancient Egypt is devoted to the West Bank of Thebes, the temples and the tombs. As in the preceding volumes most views are the usual ones, but some others are taken from less usual corners." (AEB) [The third vol. is about Luxor] * New addition to "Ägyptologische Literatur - digital" of the University of Heidelberg: -- Carsten Peust, Indirekte Rede im Neuägyptischen, Wiesbaden, 1996. - 138 pp. - pdf-file (normal: 19 MB; large: 54 MB) URL "This study is concemed with indirect speech in literary as well as non-literary Late Egyptian. Following the introductory chapter 1, chapter 2 discusses the definition of indirect speech and illustrates its properties by examples taken from German, English and Arabic. In chapter 3 the characteristics of indirect speech specific to Late Egyptian are examined. All Egyptian textual examples are assembled in Appendix 1, where they are arranged in alphabetical Order of the textual sources. In the main text, they are referred to as _Bsp._ followed by a number." (from the English abstract) --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Jean Winand, "Un Frankenstein sémiotique : les hiéroglyphes d’Athanase Kircher", in: Signata [Online], vol. 9, pp. 213-251 (2018), online since 17 December 2018 URL "L’étude présentée ici vise à montrer par quels cheminements le père jésuite Athanase Kircher (1602-1680) est arrivé à proposerdes traductions de textes hiéroglyphiques. Rejetant tout lien entre écriture et langue, Kircher interprétait les hiéroglyphes comme un assemblage de symboles qu’il s’agissait de déchiffrer. Dans cette quête, il s’appuya sur les écrits des auteurs classiques et chrétiens (...)" --MISCELLANEOUS-- * TBA +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list.] * (&) Luxor Times magazine is looking for an Editor-in-Chief and a Deputy Editor. (#) * (&) University College London invites applications for the post of Curatorial & Collections Assistant (Egyptian Archaeology). (...) Closing date: 24 March 2019 URL * (&) CNRS-CEAlex (Centre d’Études Alexandrines) is looking for an Archaeologist to join its team working in Alexandria. Expected date of hiring: 1 April 2019. URL * (&) The Museo Egizio is looking for a Scientific Coordinator-Curator for the EU-funded project Transforming EMC. The post is for a fixed-term of 24 months and the post-holder will be based in Cairo. (..) A PhD in Egyptology (achieved or under achievement) is required. The submission deadline is April the 1st. URL * (&) The Faculty of Humanities, University of Leiden, and the Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO) are searching for a fixed-term Postdoctoral Researcher in Ancient Near Eastern Studies. (..) Applications are invited from all relevant fields within NINO’s focus areas, including the archaeology, history, languages, and cultures of Egypt, the Levant, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Persia from the Neolithic to c. 600 CE. (..) Applications should be submitted no later than 7 April 2019. URL * (&) The interdisciplinary Research Training Group funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz on “Early Concepts of Humans and Nature” invites applications for 6 doctoral positions, starting on October 1st, 2019. The disciplines cooperating in this programme are Egyptology, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Pre- and Protohistorical Archaeology (Pleistocene Archaeology), Near Eastern Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Classics (Greek and Latin), Byzantine Studies, and Medieval German Studies. (..) Deadline for applications: May 1st, 2019. URL * (&) UCL Culture invites applications for the post of Head of Petrie Egyptian & Sudanese Archaeology Collection. (..) The successful candidate will have experience of managing a range of collections, developing and delivering exhibitions, fundraising and evaluation and performance reporting. (..) Closing Date: 11 March 2019. URL * (&) The Università di Pisa is looking to fill a temporary Research Associate position (n. 1 research activities grant “The biographies of objects: from predynastic excavations at Heliopolis to the museum") at the Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere. Deadline: 16 February 2019 URL * (&) An der Abteilung Kairo des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (DAI) ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle einer wissenschaftlichen Hilfskraft (m/w/d) (Kennziffer: 70/2018) mit 18,5 Stunden wöchentlich bis zum 31.12.2019 zu besetzen. (..) Voraussetzung: hervorragend abgeschlossenes Master- oder Magisterstudium an einer Hochschule in Ägyptologie; gute Sprachkenntnisse des Ägyptischen (...). Deadline: 19 February 2019. URL * (&) An der Abteilung Kairo des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (DAI) ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle einer studentischen Hilfskraft (m/w/d) (Kennziffer: 88/2018) zur Erbringung wissenschaftlicher Hilfstätigkeiten im Bereich Grabungs-und Objektdokumentation mit 18,5 Stunden wöchentlich befristet für die Dauer von zwölf Monaten zu besetzen. (..) Voraussetzung: abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium (Bachelor) in Ägyptologie oder in einer verwandten Disziplin (...). Deadline: 25 February 2019. URL * (&) ARCE seeks a Associate Director - Cultural Heritage and Preservation (in Cairo). (..) Closing Date: February 8, 2019 For full information, please visit: URL * (&) Two positions are open in the Department of Egyptian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: -- Assistant Curator (Effective Date: April 2019) -- Research Assistant (Effective Date: March 15, 2019) Full info available at request (#). * (&) The KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology at the University of Manchester is looking for a Lecturer in Biomedical Egyptology (KNH). (...) Have a Ph.D. in an area of [biomedical] platform science that can be applied to Egyptological research. [There is not an expectation that the lecturer will be skilled in Egyptology.] (..) Closing date: 22 February 2019. URL * (&) The British Museum has two vacancies: -- Project Curator "Transforming the Egyptian Museum" (in Cairo). (..) Application deadline: 12 February 2019 URL -- Administrator "Transforming the Egyptian Museum" (in London) (..) Closing date: 12 February 2019 URL * (&) Les fonctions de directeur de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale du Caire sont vacantes à compter du 1er juin 2019: URL * (&) The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology at Brown University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Egyptology. (..) Applications for the 2019–20 appointment received by February 8, 2019 will be assured full consideration. (..) URL * (&) The Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie is looking for an Assistant Registrar. Specialization in Archaeology or Egyptology is preferential. The submission deadline is January 28th, 2019. URL * (&) The Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham, seeks to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (depending on the experience of the successful candidate), in Egyptology, with particular expertise in the archaeology, material culture, or visual culture/art history of Egypt. (..) Closing date: 6th February 2019. URL URL * (&) Job openings at the Grand Egyptian Museum: Artefacts experts. Full-time position for one or more specialists to come and work with SCA staff and Hillint colleagues to prepare for the new chronological galleries at GEM that will include approximately 50,000 objects. Strong knowledge of ancient Egyptian material culture preferred along with the ability to demonstrate high evels of attention to detail. Please follow application details at URL * (&) The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the Oriental Institute’s Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference program for the 2019—2021 academic years. This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment. During the first year of the appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize and conduct a two-day conference at the Oriental Institute on key comparatively oriented theoretical or methodological issues in the field of ancient studies (archaeological, text-based, and/or art historical avenues of research). We encourage cross-disciplinary proposals that deal with the ancient Near East (including Egypt) or that compare the Near East with other cultural areas. (...) Please apply online to the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunity website at: URL. The posting number is 03968. Review of applications will begin on Monday, January 28th, 2019. Start date is September 1st, 2019. * (&) The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley is generating an applicant pool of qualified part time, temporary instructors to teach during the fall, spring, or summer sessions, should an opening arise, lower and upper division lecture courses, lower division Reading and Composition courses, and/or seminars in the fields of the ancient Near and modern Middle East. Openings are most likely to occur in the areas of Egyptology, Near Eastern Art and Archaeology, Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, Islamic Studies, Islamic Art and Middle Eastern literature. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the Department. These Lecturer appointments are typically part-time, are made at the beginning of the semester, and may be renewable depending on need, funding, and job performance. The pool will remain in place for one calendar year. (...) The final date for applicants will be August 30, 2019. URL * (&) NADIM Foundation in Cairo is seeking a competent researcher in the fields of Coptic and Greco-Roman Art and Architecture with emphasis on minor Arts, woodwork, techniques and craftsmanship from an interdisciplinary perspective. (..) The position is open till filled. (#) Foundation's website: URL info: URL ---GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) Each year the Warburg Institute, London, offers a number of short-term fellowships, one of which is the Henri Frankfort Fellowship. The Fellowship, which will be for two or three months, may be held in any of the areas in which Professor Frankfort made his distinguished contributions to scholarship: the intellectual and cultural history of the ancient Near East, with particular reference to society, art, architecture, religion, philosophy and science; the relations between the cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Aegean, and their influence on later civilizations. The Fellowship is not intended to support archaeological excavation. URL * (&) Apply for a fellowship at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research for the 2018-2019 academic year URL * (&) Bourses doctorales et postdoctorales attribuées par l’IFAO. (..) Les demandes doivent être déposées avant le 25 mai pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er janvier et le 30 juin et avant le 20 novembre pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er septembre et le 22 décembre. URL --AWARDS, PRIZES & CONTESTS-- * TBA --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * (&) The British Museum's Circulating Artefacts project is looking for volunteers to help with digitising sales catalogues and documenting pharaonic artefacts advertised online: URL Volunteers are sought for the period of February - April 2019, for at least one month. The closing date for applications is 28 January 2019 but we will accept applications until positions have been filled. +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * The Egypt Exploration Society is pleased to share the upcoming Training Program Courses, EES Office at Cairo (The Egypt Exploration Society (EES), C/O British Council, 192 El Nil Street, Agouza, Egypt): -- "Amduat" - Course Tutor: Egyptologist Huub Pragt. Tuesday 19 March 2019 URL -- "Book of Gates" - Course Tutor: Egyptologist Huub Pragt. Wednesday 20 March 2019 URL -- "Museums Management and Operation" Saturday 06 April 2019: URL * (&) In the period from Monday 18th to Tuesday 26th of March 2019, Dutch Egyptologist Huub Pragt will stay in Egypt to present various English spoken lectures, tours, excursions and courses. Anyone can subscribe to these items. If you travel to Egypt within a group or on your own, it is possible to join different activities. It is emphasized that the activities clustered under ‘Ancient Beliefs’ are not to be considered as an organized tour. Those interested can subscribe to the separate activities in Cairo, Luxor and Abydos. For the full program, please see: 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 * (&) The EES London is organizing a course "Exploring Egyptian landscapes using GIS and landscape archaeology", with Dr Hannah Pethen (BM), on 23rd March, 2019; designed for those working in the field in Egypt. URL * (&) The EES Cairo is organizing a "Museum Collections Management" course, 2-23 February 2019 (Saturdays): URL * (&) The IFAO, the PCMA and the University of Fayoum have joined forces to offer a complete introduction to the Old Nubian language, the written form of the language used by the inhabitants of the Middle Nile Valley during the Middle Ages. The course, both theoretical and practical, will be given by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, who is currently the best specialist in this language rarely studied in standard university curricula. From 1 to 12 September 2019. Deadline for application: March 31st, 2019 URL * (&) The Egypt Exploration Society announces the upcoming Training Program Museum Course during February 2019 in Cairo: Museum Collections Management (2nd-23rd February, 2019) (Few places still avaliable) 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 +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV&RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- Phoenix, March 16, 2019, 00:45-01:30; 07:15-08:00 and 17:15-18:00 "An den Ufern des Nil: Zwischen Assuan und Luxor" -- Phoenix, March 16, 2019, 01:30-02:15; 08:00-08:45 and 18:00-18:45 "An den Ufern des Nil: Zwischen Luxor und Wüste" -- Phoenix, March 16, 2019, 02:15-03:00; 08:45-09:30 and 18:45-19:30 "An den Ufern des Nil: Zwischen Wüste und Mittelmeer" -- ZDFinfo, March 16, 2019,14:15-15:00 "Cäsar und Kleopatra - Macht oder Liebe?" -- ZDFinfo, March 19, 2019, 14:15-15:00; March 20, 2019, 01:15-02:00 and 07:00-07:45 "Die Akte Tutanchamun: Der Tod des Pharao" -- ZDFinfo, March 19, 2019, 15:00-15:45; March 20, 2019, 02:00-02:45 and 07:45-08:28 "Die Akte Tutanchamun: Die Schätze des Pharao" -- ZDFinfo, March 19, 2019, 15:45-16:30; March 20, 2019, 02:45-03:30 and 08:30-09:15 "Time Scanners: Geheimnisse in 3D. Die Pyramiden" -- ZDFinfo, March 19, 2019, 17:15-18:00; March 20, 2019, 04:45-05:27 "Das unsichtbare Kairo - Geheimnisvolle Unterwelt" * French TV: -- France 5, 28 March 2019, 20:50 "À l'aube des pyramides" URL --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --SOFTWARE & APPS-- * (&) Sesh 7.2.0 has been released: URL --ONLINE AUDIO&VIDEO-- * Film productions of the Gerda Henkel Stiftung: -- Video [6 min. 50] "The Temple of Heliopolis, Episode 4: Signs of decline" URL [With thanks to Jan Picton] * Video [1 h 13 mins.] of an event at the Italian Embassy in Washington at the occassion of this month's opening of the "Queens of Egypt" exhibition at the National Geographic Museum (March 6): URL Guest speaker is Dr Christian Greco [after 12:50]. * Oriental Institute video [4 mins. 24]: "Günter Dreyer on his excavations at the royal tombs of Abydos" (8 April 2011) URL * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --MUSIC & THEATRE--- [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Opera Profile: Samuel Barber’s ‘Antony and Cleopatra’" URL "Samuel Barber’s “Antony and Cleopatra” was supposed to be an opera for the ages. But it was not to be. Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera for the opening of its new house at Lincoln Center, the opera’s Sept. 16, 1966, world premiere is widely remembered as a colossal failure (..). While the Metropolitan Opera recently released a CD recording from the very first performance of the opera, we have included a video production from the Lyric Opera of Chicago starring Catherine Malfitano as Cleopatra." With two videos. +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA +++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- a) American Research Center in Egypt * 70th Annual Meeting of ARCE, 2019 Abstracts of papers are invited before January 11, 2019. date: April 12-14, 2019 place: The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-5700 USA info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL b) ARCE/New York Chapter * "Conserving Kushite Tombs of the Theban Necropolis: South Asasif Conservation Project 2016-2018", by Dr. Elena Pischikova date: November 14, 2018; 6:00 pm place: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, New York (Entrance to 7 Times Square is on Broadway at 42nd Street, next to The Loft. Photo ID is required to enter building. Proceed to the 5th floor Sky Lobby and take the second elevator bank to the 23rd floor reception). costs: free; RSVP required to email * TBA date: ..., 2018; 6:00 pm place: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 15 East 84th St., NY, NY. costs: free; RSVP required to URL c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * "Ancient Egypt's Revolution from Above: Akhenaten's religious revolution and comparisons with attempts to change beliefs", by Dr Betsy Bryan (Johns Hopkins University) date: Monday, February 11, 2019; 7:30 PM place: 2nd Floor Gallery, Urban Center Building, Portland State University, 506 Mill St, Portland, Oregon costs: free and open to the public info: email d) ARCE / Northern California Chapter * "Hard Times: The Life, Death & Afterlife Of Three Individuals From Tell Edfu", by Roselyn Campbell date: Sunday, March 10, 2019; 3 pm place: Room 20 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley Campus info: email info: URL d) ARCE / Northern California Chapter * "Exploring the Invisible in Ancient Egypt", by Dr. Kasia Spakowska (Swansea University) date: January 20, 2019; 3:00 PM place: B5 Hearst Annex (On south side of Barrows Hall), U.C. Berkeley Campus info: email info: URL e) ARCE/Arizona Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2018; 5:30pm place: Bryant Bannister Tree-Ring Building, Rm 110, University of Arizona, 1215 E Lowell St, Tucson, AZ 85721 costs: free and open to the public; parking available at the nearby 6th St Garage. info: URL f) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date: ...., 2018; 1pm - 5pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeoolgy and Anthropology, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA costs: $18 for the general public, $13 for museum members, $8 for ARCE-PA members and students info: URL g) Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago. * "Smellscapes in Ancient Egypt (with smell accompaniments)” by Dora Goldsmith (PhD candidate, Freie Universität Berlin) The speaker will present the results of her research in the form of a smellmap of an ancient Egyptian city. Each area discussed during the talk (palace, temples, gardens, streets, workshops, private houses, mummifcation chambers, and tombs) will be accompanied by the reconstruction of its smell. Event co-organized by the Oriental Institute and Graduate Council, The University of Chicago. Reception to follow at the Oriental Institute. date: Monday, November 12th, 2018; 3:00–4:00 pm place: Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021, 5757 South University Ave, Chicago, IL info: email h) American Oriental Society * 229th Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society date: March 15-18, 2019 place: Chicago Omni Hotel, Chicago, IL info: URL info: program and abstracts at URL URL i) - j) - k) - l) Yale University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) * TBA date: ... 2018. place: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven m) - n) ARCE/New England Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2018; 6:00 PM place: Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Building, Room 224, 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 info: email o) - p) - q) Indiana University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Global and International Studies Building, Third Floor, 355 N Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405 URL * Conference: "Ancient Egypt and New Technology: The Present and Future of Computer Visualization, Virtual Reality and Other Digital Humanities in Egyptology" Abstracts of papers are invited before December 31 [was: November 15], 2018. date: March 29-31 [was: 19-20], 2019 place: School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, 700 N Woodlawn Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408 info: URL info: mailto r) - s) ARCE/North Texas Chapter * "Every tomb tells a story", by Dr. Melinda Hartwig date: August 18, 2018; 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm place: Room 123, Fondren Hall, 3215 Daniel, SMU Campus costs: free and open to the public info: URL --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: .., 2018; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2018; 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: ...2018; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date:... 2018; 10h - 16h place: UQAM, local PK-5115, Départ. de Mathématiques, 201 ave du Président-Kennedy (métro Place-des-Arts, sortie Jeanne-Mance), Montréal, QC H2X 3Y7 costs: 15$ membre-étudiant; 25$ membre; 30$ non-membre info: email * TBA date: ..., 2018; 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: ..., 2018; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2018; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: email URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "BM Annual Egyptological Colloquium 2019: 'Amarna: The lived city'" Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 November 2018. Prof. Barry Kemp will deliver the keynote lecture. date: 19-20 September 2019 info: Call for Papers at URL b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * Study Day: "Monuments and Quarryscape: New Discoveries at Gebel el-Silsila" Speakers: Maria Nilsson, John Ward, Sarah Doherty, Poppy Yapp, Philippe Martinez. date: Saturday 30th March 2019; 10:00-17:00 place: Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building UCL costs: £35 for Friends of the Petrie Museum / £45 guests / £20 full-time students info: programme and booking form at URL * "Becoming the Narmer Palette: a research update", by Kathryn Piquette date: Friday 22nd February 2019; 18:30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1 info: email c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * TBA d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * TBA date: .. 2018; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 * TBA date: ... 2016; 18:00 place: Priory Road Lecture Theatre, 12 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU costs: free for members, £2.00 for non-members. info: URL e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ... 2018; 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm start place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: members £3.00, non-members £6.00 info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Swansea University * "The face of battle in ancient Egypt", by Professor A B Lloyd date: Wednesday 13th March 2019; 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) * TBA h) British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA) * Annual Conference BANEA: "Mind the Gap" The deadline for submission of papers (ANE incl. Egypt) has been extended to 14 January 2019 [was: 5 December 2018]. date: 22-24 February 2019 place: University of Liverpool info: email info: URL i) Kemet Klub * TBA date: ..., 2018 place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR info: booking with email j) University of Birmingham * 6th Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Belief and Identity in the Ancient World" date: Friday 31st May 2019 Abstracts of papers are invited before 5 April [was: 1st March] 2019. info: email info: URL k) Fitzwilliam Museum * Colloquium: "Reuse, Appropriation and Ownership in Ancient Egypt: framing our understanding" date: 7-8 February 2019 place: Seminar Room, McDonald Institute, Downing Street, Cambridge costs: to register, please email to email info: poster at URL * The Glanville Lecture 2019: "Papyrus BM EA 87512. Always Look on the Bright Side of Wife?", by Koen Donker van Heel (Papyrologisch Instituut, Universiteit Leiden) date: Friday 8 February 2019; 5.30 pm place: Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge costs: booking is strongly recommended; email to email info: URL l) - m) University of Oxford * One Day Colloquium: "Egypt’s Heartland: Regional Perspectives on Hierakonpolis, Elkab and Edfu" date: 18 July 2019; 10:00-17:00 and 18:30–21:00 place: Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College, Oxford and Ashmolean Museum, Oxford costs: £65.00; Concession Price Ticket £60.00; Friends of the Ashmolean Museum and Friends of Nekhen £55.00 info: URL n) Essex Egyptology Group URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 3-5pm place: The Barn. Spring Lodge Community Centre, Powers Hall End, Witham, Essex CM8 2HE costs: non-members £5; members free info: URL o) Ta-wer Egyptology URL * Study Day "Mini-me to Menagerie - Ancient Egyptian magical objects in context" Four lectures delivered by Paul Whelan and Prof. Gianluca Miniaci. date: May 18th 2019; 10am - 5pm place: 15Hatfields Conference Centre, 15 Hatfields, London, SE1 8DJ. costs: £66 info: URL p) - q) Egyptian Society Taunton * TBA date: ... 2019; 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: ... 2018; 2pm start. place: Devon Archaeological Society, Dix's Field, Exeter, EX1 1QA. costs: members £6, non-members £7.50 info: email * TBA date: ... 2018; 2pm start. place: St James Church, St James Street, Taunton, Somerset costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £8 info: URL r) West Midlands Egyptology Society (WMES) URL * TBA s) Egyptology Scotland URL * "Those who left their mark on Egypt: Travellers' graffiti, digital recording and conservation", by Lee Robert McStein date: Saturday 23rd March 2019; 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) info: email info: abstract at URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 1:30pm (please note slightly earlier start time) place: Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery (Lecture Room), Glasgow G3 8AG costs: £5 flat rate (membership can be taken out/renewed at the door, or see the website below) info: email Twitter: @EgyptScotland URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 12:45pm place: Room 301, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ costs: £5 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2018; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £5 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2018; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £5 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society (Oxon, Berks, Bucks) URL * TBA date: ...; 2.00 pm : place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JB costs: members free, visitors GBP3 info: email info: abstract at URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm start place: Oakwood Centre, Headey Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ costs: members free, visitors welcome (£3) info: email info: URL * TBA date: ...; 2.00 PM place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JB costs: members free, visitors GBP3 info: email info: abstract at URL u) - v) Interpreting Egypt’s Past in Wales and the World (InEPWW) * TBA date: ... 2018; 4.00–6.00 pm. place: SURF room, Fulton House, Swansea University, Singleton Park Campus costs: free entry; all welcome info: URL w) Manchester University * Study Day: "The Two Brothers: Kinship in Ancient Egypt" Manchester Museum Day School Speakers are Campbell Price, Roger Forshaw, Rosalie David, Iwona Kozieradzka-Ogunmakin, Leire Olabarria, and Joanne Robinson. date: 16 February 2019; 09:00 - 17:00 costs: £35; booking required at URL info: programme at URL info: URL x) - y) Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt. URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 1.30pm place: Lecture Theatre, Chesterfield Library, Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, S40 1QN costs: Members and Day-Visitors £4; all welcome. info: email z) North-East Ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 2:00 – 4:00 place: Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum, DH1 3TH Durham costs: members free; non members and visitors £5, concessions £3 info: email info: URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 2:00 – 4:00 place: Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, NE1 6RQ Newcastle costs: members free; non members and visitors £5, concessions £3 info: email info: URL za) Sudan: Ancient and Modern URL * TBA date: ..., 2018; 5 PM place: The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College High Street, OX1 4AW Oxford, Oxfordshire info: email --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * First NINO Annual Meeting date: 31 januari 2019; 9:30-19:00 place: Van Swinderenhuys, Groningen costs: free; registration before 10 January 2019 at email info: programme at URL * TBA date: .. 2018 place: Leemans-zaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden info: email b) - c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2018; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * Symposium "Goden van Sakkara" Valedictory symposium in honour of Prof. Dr. Maarten Raven (Conservator collectie Egypte bij het RMO en sinds 2012 Bijzonder hoogleraar “Museologie van het Oude Egypte” aan de Universiteit Leiden). Speakers: Wim Weijland, Paul Nicholson, Alain Zivie, Renata Landgrafova, Tamás Bács, Nozomo Kawai. date: 19 November 2018; 12:15-17:30 costs: EUR 20,00 info: URL e) Mehen URL * Study Day: "Gebelein, de onbekende stad ten zuiden van Thebe", with Vincent Oeters MA and Jan Koek. date: 28 December 2018; 10:30 – 16:30 place: RMO, Leemanszaal, Leiden costs: EUR 25 members / EUR 30 non-members info: URL --GERMANY-- a) Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Aegyptologie * 9. Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Aegyptologie (BAJA 9): "(Un)Sterblichkeit: Schrift – Körper – Kult" Abstracts of papers are invited before 15.09.2018 (at email). date: 30 November 2018 - 2 December 2018 place: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin costs: please register before 24.11.2018 with email info: programme [PDF] at URL b) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Kairo * "Pharaonische Lebenswirklichkeiten - Neue Ausgrabungsmethoden des DAI auf der Insel Elephantine, Ägypten", by Dr. Johanna Sigl date: 13 December 2018; 18:00 place: DAI Berlin, Wiegandhaus, Peter-Lenné-Str. 28, 14195 Berlin info: abstract at URL c) Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz * "Zwischen antikem Bergbau und Felsgräbern in Wadi el-Sheikh und el-Sheikh Fadl", by Prof. Dr. Christiana Köhler date: January 21, 2019; 18:30 place: Atrium maximum (Alte Mensa), Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 5, Mainz, Germany (Univ. Mainz Campus) costs: free and open to the public info: URL d) Ägyptisches Museum – Georg Steindorff – der Universität Leipzig * "52. Neue Forschungen zur ägyptischen Kultur und Geschichte" Abstracts of papers are invited before 15 April 2019. date: 23 May 2019 place: Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, Bibliotheca Albertina, Beethovenstraße 6, 04107 Leipzig info: Call for Papers [PDF] 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 date: ... 2018 b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * "Of Masks and Mummies: The Saqqara Saite Tombs Project", by Dr. Ramadan B. Hussein (Univeristät Tübingen) date: Wednesday 13 February 2019; 6:00 PM place: British Council, 192 El Nil Street, Agouza - Cairo info: abstract at URL c) Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO) 37 rue al-Cheikh Aly Youssef, Cairo, Egypt 11441 * TBA date: ... 2019; 18h place: Institut français d'Égypte, 1 Madrasset El Huquq El Frenseya, off of Kasr El Eini Street, Mounira - Cairo costs: free d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2018; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) The t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology * TBA date: ... 2016; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * TBA date: ..., 2018; 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: ... 2018; 6 p.m. info: email * TBA date: ... 2018; 6 p.m. info: email h) Writing and Scripts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina 21526 El Chatby, Alexandria * TBA date: ... 2016; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2016; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email j) 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 k) University of Mansoura * Sixth Delta Workshop 2019 Abstracts of papers are invited before 31st January 2019. date: 11-12 April 2019 info: email l) International Association of Egyptologists * XIIth International Congress of Egyptologists Deadline for abstracts of papers is 31 [was: 1] October 2018. date: 3-8 [was: 9-14] November 2019 place: Mena House Hotel Marriott, 6 Pyramids Road, Giza, Cairo, 12556 Egypt [was: Luxor] info: URL info: First circular (PDF) at URL info: Arabic press release (with logo) at URL info: email m) - n) American University in Cairo * Conference: "Women in ancient Egypt: Current Research and Historical Trends" Deadline for abstracts of papers is 15 February 2019. date: 31 October 2019 - 2 November 2019 info: email info: Call for Papers at URL --ITALY-- a) Museo Egizio Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123, Torino * TBA date: ..., 2019; 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 * The 10th World Congress on Mummy Studies date: TBA, 2020 place: TBA, Bolzano, Italy info: source - URL c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2018; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna * 12th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (12th ICAANE) Deadline for submission of papers and posters: July 31st 2019. Deadline for submission of Workshop Proposals: June 15th 2019. date: 14-18 April 2020 place: Bologna info: email info: Second Circular at URL e) University of Pisa * Seminar cycle "EST - Egyptological Seminars Under the Tower": -- "Antiquities Trade in Egypt in the late 19th and early 20th century", by Prof. Kim Ryholt (Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies – University of Copenhagen) date: 22 February 2019; 10.00 am place: Aula seminari Sal 3, Palazzo ex-Salesiani, (Via dei Mille 19, 3° piano) – 56126 Pisa -- "Provisions for the dead, ritual implements, luxury objects? Conceptualising burial equipment in New Kingdom elite contexts", by Dr. Claudia Näser (Institute of Archaeology – UCL London) date: 09 April 2019; 12.00 pm place: Aula D 1, Palazzo Carità (Via Pasquale Paoli 15) – 56126 Pisa -- "Alterations and appropriations. An examination of some curiously modified false doors and funerary stelae from Egypt’s First Intermediate Period", by Dr. Melanie Pitkin (Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge) This event had been funded by Associazione VOLO. date: 02 May 2019; 12.00 pm place: Aula seminari Sal 3, Palazzo ex-Salesiani, (Via dei Mille 19, 3° piano) – 56126 Pisa -- "A Human-like crocodile and vice-versa. Pharaonic metaphors and comparisons", by Dr. Isabelle Régen (Ingénieur de recherche à l’Université Paul Valéry –Montpellier 3) date: 08 May 2019; 12.00 pm place: Aula D 1, Palazzo Carità (Via Pasquale Paoli 15) – 56126 Pisa -- "The text of papyrus Leiden I 347: a genre yet to be determined – structure, content, and mistakes", by Dr. Susanne Beck (curator of the Egyptian Collection of the University of Tübingen) date: 15 May 2019; 12.00 pm place: Aula D 1, Palazzo Carità (Via Pasquale Paoli 15) – 56126 Pisa -- For all events: info: email info: URL f) Amici e Collaboratori del Museo Egizio di Torino (ACME) * TBA date: ... 2018; 18.00-19.30 place: Sala Conferenze, Museo Egizio di Torino costs: free and open to all info: email info: URL g) Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies (CAMNES) Via del Giglio, 15, 50123 Firenze FI * International Conference: "Rethinking Osiris" Abstracts of papers are invited before September 30, 2018. Keynote lecure will be by Mark Smith (University of Oxford). date: March 26-27, 2019 place: Ex-Church of S. Jacopo, Via Faenza 43, Florence costs: speakers EUR 80, listeners EUR 50 info: URL info: programme and abstracts at URL h) University of Pavia Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici – Dottorato di Ricerca in Storia * Conference: “Antichi Persiani. Storia e rappresentazione. A proposito di un libro recente” Presentation of the volume "Antichi Persiani. Storia e rappresentazione" (Biblioteca di Athenaeum, 60 - Edipuglia, 2018), preceded by a lecture by Prof. Josef Wiesehöfer and followed by a round-table session. date: 11th February 2019; 14:30 place: Aula Bottigella - Palazzo San Tommaso (P.zza del Lino, 2 – Pavia). info: programme at URL --FRANCE-- a) - b) Langues et civilisations à tradition orale (LaCiTO) * 47th Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL 47) Abstracts of papers are invited before 15 February, 2019. date: 24-26 June, 2019 place: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité - INALCO info: email info: URL 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: 7th - 11th September 2020 place: Auditorium, Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), 2 Rue Vivienne - 75002 Paris info: email info: First Circular at URL --SWEDEN-- a) Egyptological Society of Stockholm (EFIS) URL * "MORE SPECTACULAR DISCOVERIES IN THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS – after the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter in 1922", by Andreas Dorn (Egyptology Professor at Uppsala University) date: Wednesday 6th February 2019; 18:30 place: Östermalms Föreningsråd, Valhallavägen 148, (Metro station: Karlaplan), Stockholm cost: 50 SEK for members, and 80 SEK for non-members, info: abstract at URL --BELGIUM-- a) KU Leuven * The 21st Jan Quaegebeur Lecture: "Wadi el-Jarf: The harbour of king Khufu on the Red Sea Shore and its papyrus archive", by Pierre Tallet (Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)) date: 4 December 2018; 20.00h place: Justus Lipsiuszaal, Faculteit Letteren Blijde Inkomststraat 21, 3000 Leuven costs: free entrance info: abstract at URL --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA date: ...2018 b) Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (UAH) Pza. San Diego, s/n, 28801 - Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) URL * Coffin Texts Workshop “No morir de nuevo” [“Notdying again”] In this one-day workshop (in Spanish), Dr Carlos Gracia Zamacona will guide the participants through the significance, function, and characteristics of the corpus, focusing on questions such as the Middle Kingdom equipment bearing the texts (e.g. coffins, sarcophagi, canopic chests, stelae), the religious knowledge and ritual activities reflected by the corpus, and the language of the spells, among other subjects. date: 14 December 2018; 09:30-19:00 h. place: Universidad de Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid), Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Sala 17 info: URL Programme and registration form at URL info: inquiries may be directed to Dr. Carlos Gracia Zamacona at email c) ALO Congress, S.L. Numancia, 73, 7ºC2, 08029 Barcelona * "Third International Conference on Pharmacy and Medicine in Ancient Egypt" Abstract submission deadline is 30 Juny 2018. date: 25-26 October 2018 place: Barcelona info: URL d) Universidad Complutense, Madrid * VI Congreso/Congresso Iberoamericano de Egiptología VI Iberoamerican Congress of Egyptology Papers are invited before 31 July 2018. date: 3-5 December 2018 place: Universidad Complutense, Madrid. info: URL info: email info: the provisional programme is now available at URL e) Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) * Conference: Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) 2019 date: 17–21 June 2019 Abstracts should be submitted before December 15th, 2018. The organizing committee of CRE 2019 continues working on the schedule, and is pleased to announce the opening and closing lectures of the conference: -- Opening lecture – UAH Paraninfo Chamber, 17th June 2018 "Administration and statehood in ancient Egypt: new venues of research", by Dr Juan Carlos Moreno García (CNRS, Université Paris IV – Sorbonne) -- Closing lecture – UAH Paraninfo Chamber, 20th June 2018 "A window to two thousand years of history of the Theban necropolis: the Spanish archaeological mission to Dra Abu el-Naga", by Dr José Manuel Galán (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC-CCHS-ILC, Madrid) place: Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (UAH), Plz. San Diego s/n, 28801, College of St Hildephonse info: email info: URL info: URL info: Call for Papers at URL info: Spanish press release at URL URL URL info: First Circular at URL info: Registration forms (one for authors and another one for attendants) at URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) Monash University, Melbourne * 13th Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Hellenic or Roman Antiquities and Egyptology (AMPHORAE XIII): "Future Directions" Abstracts of papers are invited before 31 March 2019. date: 9-11 June 2019 place: Monash University, Melbourne info: URL --DENMARK-- a) University of Copenhagen * Fifth, annual Egyptological Conference in Copenhagen (ECC) Abstracts for a presentation at the conference are invited before the deadline on 1st of February 2019. date: 7-9th of May 2019. info: email b) Centre for Textile Research University of Copenhagen * Seminar: "Current Research in Textile Archaeology along the Nile" date: 21 January 2019; 09:00-18:00 place: University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixens Plads 8, DK-2300 Copenhagen S costs: free; register no later than 10 January 2019. info: preliminary programme at URL info: final programme at URL info: registration at: URL [N.B. registration will be kept open for a few more days.] --SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 18:30 place: Hörsaal KO2 F 150, Universität Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich costs: open for members, students, and the general public. info: email b) Universität Basel Petersplatz 1, 4051 Basel * 51. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz (SÄK) 2019: "Ägyptologie und Methodik: Potenzial und Prioritäten" Abstracts of papers and posters are due by 31 January 2019. date: 5-7 July 2019. place: Kollegienhaus (Petersplatz 1) der Universität Basel costs: registration at URL info: URL info: Erste Rundbrief at URL info: email info: 2. Rundbrief und Vorläufiges Programm - 6 pp. - pdf-file (0.9 MB) - URL b) Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Aegyptologie * 10. Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Aegyptologie (BAJA 10): "Formen kultureller Dynamik: Impuls - Progression - Transformation" date: 29 November 2019 - 1 December 2019 place: Universität Basel --GREECE-- a) Hellênnikon Institouton Aigyptiologias (Hellenic Institute of Egyptology) * Conference: "Quod est Superius est sicut quod est Inferius: The Cosmic Hypostasis and Earthly/Social Function of Women during Antiquity in Egypt and in the Mediterranean Basin" Abstracts of papers are invited before 30th April 2019. date: 10-14 February 2020 place: Hotel Titania, Athens info: email info: URL info: First Circular at URL info: Registration Form at URL --AUSTRIA-- a) - --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA date: .. 2018 b) Hungarian Egyptian Friendship Society (HEFS / MEBT) * Aegyptus et Pannonia 6: "Health and Life in Ancient Egypt. Mummies in Focus" Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 March 2019. date: 27-30 August 2019 place: TBA, Budapest info: Call for Papers at URL --CROATIA-- a) Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb * Conference: Egypt and Austria XII - "Central Europe, Egypt and the Orient: The Current Research" Abstracts of papers are invited before March 31st 2018. date: 17-23 September 2018 place: Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb info: email info: URL --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Charles University, Prague * Conference: “The Crossroads III – A Stranger in the House. Foreigners in Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Societies of the Bronze Age” date: September 10-13, 2018. place: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague info: URL info: a preliminary programme is now available at URL info: an updated preliminary programme is available at URL --ARGENTINA-- a) - --JAPAN-- a) Kyoto University Interdisciplinary Unit for African Studies * Special Lecture: "A garden in the desert: Recent excavations at the Bent Pyramid in Dahshur, Egypt", by Dr. Felix Arnold (German Archaeological Institute) date: Thursday 31th January 2019; 17:30-19:00 place: Inamori Foundation Memorial Hall, Medium Conference Room, 3rd Floor info: poster at URL --SOUTH AFRICA-- a) The Egyptian Society of South Africa URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 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) The Stanford Archaeology Center 488 Escondido Mall, Building 500, Stanford CA 94305-2145 URL * "Our Dark Materials: Rediscovering an Egyptian Collection" date: June 4, 2018 – May 16, 2019 Exhibition of ancient Egyptian stone tools, parts of a mummy cartonnage, bronze figurines of Osiris, miniature ceramic jars, and other artifacts that were collected by Jane Stanford, her son, Leland Stanford Jr., and other university affiliates in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. info: URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Several objects (..) were originally part of a gallery exhibit at the Stanford Museum during the 1906 earthquake. The disaster damaged many artifacts (..). After the earthquake, the destroyed items were put away into boxes, hidden for over a century. The new exhibit reexamines these forgotten, broken artifacts and presents them in a different light. (..)" b) - c) The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum 150 Gilman Hall, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 URL * "Who Am I? Remembering the Dead Through Facial Reconstruction" Exhibition about the facial reconstruction process of two ancient Egyptian mummies from the collection, the 'Goucher Mummy' and the 'Cohen Mummy'. date: April 26, 2018 - December 2019 info: URL With a lot of online info about both mummies. info: English magazine article at URL info: English press report [not accessible in Europe] at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL d) The Harvard Semitic Museum 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 URL * “Recreating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres” date: February 11, 2016 - ongoing Centerpiece is a reproduction of Hetepheres' chair. info: URL With photo gallery and video. e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "A Woman's Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt" date: December 15, 2016 - long-term [was: till March 24, 2017] Exhibition with 25 ancient Egyptian artefacts that explore the differences between male and female access to the afterlife. info: URL info: press release [PDF] at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Egyptian medicine taught that an entombed woman faced a biological barrier to rebirth. The ancient Egyptians believed that in human reproduction it was The Man who created the fetus, and transferred it to the woman during intercourse. This ultimately made rebirth impossible for a woman alone. To overcome this perceived problem a priest ritually transformed a woman's mummy into a man long enough to create a fetus. The ritual for this transformation required representing a woman with red skin on her coffin--- the color normally assigned to a man. Furthermore, artisans inscribed the coffin with spells that addressed the woman in masculine pronouns for a priest to recite. The use of "male" color and strategically inflected language had the power to change her gender in the coffin. A woman later returned to her original female state and incubated herself for rebirth into the afterlife as a woman. (..)" URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The show demonstrates this concept with a coffin from the museum’s collection (around 1292-1190 BC), which portrays the deceased with male skin (conventionally red) on the coffin’s exterior—addressed by four gods using a masculine pronoun—and with female skin (conventionally yellow) on the mummy’s mask. Around 25 objects from the museum’s collection are on view, including pieces never before exhibited, like a collar with Atum, a male god who created the world all on his own. There is also a statuette of Atum holding his erect phallus in his hand, which is a feminine word in Egyptian. “This is the way [he created the world]—quite literally, masturbating,” Bleiberg says. Other objects, like two wooden statues, show that females are once again treated as women when they enter the afterlife, despite their portrayal with male attributes on their coffins. There are also statues of Osiris and Isis. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL f) Kelsey Museum of Archeology University of Michigan, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390. (The public entrance is on Maynard Street.) URL * “Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile” date: August 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020 This exhibition explores the times and places in which Kushite graffiti were inscribed (on temples, pyramids, and other monumental structures), through photos, text, and interactive media presentations. At the heart of the show are the hundreds of Meroitic graffiti recently discovered in a rock-cut temple by the Kelsey expedition to El Kurru. info: URL g) Denver Art Museum 100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204 * “Stampede. Animals in Art” date: September 10, 2017 - May 19, 2019 Exhibition that explores the presence of animals in art across centuries and cultures, via ca. 300 objects. An underlying theme is satire through anthropomorphism, i.e. how artists used animals to represent human traits and critique the human world. With also some ancient Egyptian artefacts. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL h) Arizona Science Center 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 URL * "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition" date: February 10, 2019 - September 2, 2019. 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 during the past years (2015 - 2017), and recently in Europe (as “Mumie sveta”) at the Výstavišti Holešovice in Prague (1 February 2018 - 30 June2018) and (as “A Világ Mumiái”) at the Hungarian Museum of Natural History, Budapest (16 August 2018 - 31 December 2018). info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL URL i) Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712 URL * "Crystal: Visible and Invisible" [working title] date: October 12, 2019 - January 6, 2020 The exhibition explores the complex and varied connections between crystal and art throughout the world, spanning history and geography: featuring more than 75 works from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and other ancient cultures, combined with works from contemporary artists. info: URL info: English press report at URL j) Hood Museum of Art Dartmouth, 6 East Wheelock St., Hanover, NH 03755 URL * “Reopening Museum” date: January 26, 2019 - Ongoing info: URL info: online catalog of the Dynastic Egypt collection of the museum - URL k) Penn Museum 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 URL * "Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display" date: February 23, 2019 - TBA info: URL "(..) This roughly 6,000-square-foot exhibition introduces visitors to the history of ancient Egypt—many from the Lower Egypt Gallery that is currently under renovation—and includes elements of open artifact storage as well as active object conservation, offering an inside look into where objects come from, how they are researched and cared for, and how they are prepared for display." info: press release at URL With details on the exhibition's three galleries. info: English press reports at URL "Senior curator Margaret Maitland reveals the stories behind some of the key exhibits in the new Ancient Egypt Rediscovered gallery (..)." With photos. URL info: English press reports at URL with video. URL URL URL URL URL With many photos (Photo Essay). * Re-opening of Egyptian galleries date: TBA, 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]. Both should reopen in 2022. (..)" l) University Museum, San Francisco State University c/o Museum Studies Program, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 * “Going Global: From San Francisco to the World” date: April 26, 2018 - April 26 [was: May], 2019 Inaugural exhibition of the Global Museum, with 175 objects, incl. some ancient Egyptian ones. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The sarcophagus [of Nes-Per-N-Nub], with its exquisite painted patterns, birds and sun disks, will be among 175 objects on view when the museum opens to the public April 26 with an inaugural exhibition that announces its intention: “Going Global: From San Francisco to the World.” But the mummified remains of Nes-Per-N-Nub and another Egyptian won’t be on view until fall, when a special climate-controlled room adjoining the 1,922-square-foot museum — 64 degrees is the optimal temperature — is ready. Even then, you’ll have to ask to see them. (..)" URL URL * Opening of the Global Museum (incl. reopening of the Sutro Egyptian collection) date: April 26, 2018 [was: late 2017] - ongoing info: URL "(..) The Global Museum will be exhibiting its outstanding collections from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas beginning April 2018 in the Fine Arts Building. (..)" info: URL URL info: press reports at URL "The Sutro Egyptian and Treganza collection will be moved as part of the University Museum’s relocation into the Fine Arts building next semester for specialized care and greater student accessibility. (..) The Museum Studies gallery is [currently] located on the fifth floor of the Humanities building which, according to Museum Studies Professor and Director Edward Luby, has been inaccessible to students and local families who want to visit the museum. (..)" URL "The University Museum’s plan to move two collections into the Fine Arts Building this spring have been postponed until fall 2015, allowing artifacts to be temporarily loaned to other museums and galleries until the grand opening. The Treganza and Sutro Egyptian collections were originally scheduled for a spring 2015 move into FA 203. (..) The Sutro Egyptian collection, which is currently housed in the fifth floor of the Humanities Building at the University Museum, has no plans to reopen before the move but a few items will be loaned to the San Francisco International Airport Museum (..)" info: online database of the Sutro Collection of Egyptian Antiquities that includes ca. 700 objects (incl. two intact mummies) - URL info: English press report at URL m) California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, CA 90037 URL * "KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" date: March 24, 2018 - January 13, 2019 [prolongation; was: till January 6, 2019] 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. It will later travel to Europe in January 2019 as part of a 10-city international tour. info: URL info: URL With trailer. info: English press release at URL info: Exhibition Artifact Highlights, slideshow at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Tickets will go on sale Tuesday (..)." info: English press report at URL "(..) The exhibition includes 166 artifacts, not including the basic pieces of Tutankhamun, Anani said (...)" info: English press reports at URL "(..) a ten-city international exhibition tour.(..) URL "(..) a ten-city, five-year international run. (..)" URL "Egypt Antiquities Minister Khalid al-Anani said on Friday that the ministry did not hide its plans to organize an exhibition containing 166 artifacts belonging to the young pharaoh Tutankhamun. He added that the exhibition is scheduled to tour seven foreign countries (..), and will continue over the next 7 years. The exhibition includes 166 artifacts, not including the basic pieces of Tutankhamun, Anani said (..)." URL URL "Egypt's Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Anany said the value of insurance coverage for 166 pieces of King Tutankhamun’s belongings that will be exhibited abroad is estimated to be $862 million. (..) El-Anany said the revenues expected by the Ministry of Antiquities from exhibiting these pieces is $5[0] m. (..)" URL info: English press reports at URL With slideshow of sneak peek. URL "(..) According to the California Science Centre in Los Angeles Website, tickets for the Tutankhamun exhibition are selling out. (..) The other legs [of the exhibition's tour] include the Museum of Science and Industry at the Parc de la Villette in Paris, the Saatchi Museum in London, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, the Sydney Museum in Australia, the National Museum in South Korea, the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, the Field Museum in Chicago, the Muri Art Centre in Tokyo and the Osaka Museum of Art. (..)" URL URL info: video with exhibition highlights - URL info: press release at URL "More than 150 stunning treasures from King Tut's tomb have arrived from Cairo, Egypt at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where they will now be installed for the world premiere of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, beginning March 24, 2018. (..) At the conclusion of the 10-city tour, the items will go on permanent display at the new Grand Egyptian Museum being constructed in Cairo. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) Many of the favorites are back, like the coffinette [for the mummified liver]. The new exhibition has 166 total objects, the largest number of King Tut items ever displayed publicly outside Egypt. About 40% of the works haven't left the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities before. Some items, however, are not returning. Among them: the gold, crown-like diadem from the mummy's head, as well as a wooden King Tut mannequin. In curating new material for the exhibit, organizers said they aimed for intimate objects like the gold sandals on the mummy's feet when it was discovered, and a pair of worn linen gloves he may have used in real life, circa 1336 BC. There's also a ceremonial wooden bed with lion feet, created for King Tut's body to rest during the afterlife, plus jewelry galore, including gold bands embedded with semiprecious stones and wrapped around the mummy's exterior. (...)" URL URL URL With 15 photo slideshow. info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press reports at URL With several photos. URL URL URL With several photos. info: English press reports at URL URL A review. info: French press reports at URL URL "Polémique autour des expositions d’antiquités à l’étranger. (..)" info: English press report at URL Dr Zahi HawaSS reacts to Criticisms and rumours surrounding the exhibition tour. info: Spanish press report at URL info: German press report at URL "AV-Technologie macht die Ausstellung auch zum multimedialen Highlight. (...) Für die Konzeption der Ausstellung zeichnet Exhibitions International verantwortlich. Natürlich werden AV-Technologien verwendet, um eine möglichst spannende und interaktive Ausstellung zu ermöglichen. So sind 3D- und 360° Inhalte sowie 180° Projektionen und Audio-Effekte sind wichtige Bestandteil der Ausstellung. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) 15 Barco F-series projectors help tell the story of King Tut’s life and mysterious death with multimedia elements that enhance these artifacts. The panoramic 180-degree entry gallery immerses attendees in the fascinating discovery of King Tut’s tomb, and the dramatic closing blends multimedia and one of the most incredible artifacts every unearthed to sum up the legend of King Tut. (...)" info: English press report at URL "(..) Dr. Perlov said that some 40 percent of the artifacts have left Egypt for the first and last time (..)." info: English press release at URL "In response to the tremendous popularity of King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, the California Science Center is pleased to announce an extension of the exhibition's closing date to January 13, 2019 as well as extended closing hours. Since its world premiere in March 2018 more than half a million guests have visited (..)." info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL Review of the exhibition by Robert Bernstein, with a link to his photographic tour (URL) URL URL With a video. n) Newark Museum 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102-3176 URL * “Reopening Art of the Ancient Mediterranean Cultures” date: Fall 2017 - Ongoing info: URL "The Museum's art of the ancient Mediterranean cultures — Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome — includes one of the finest collections of ancient glass in the nation as well as classical antiquities that illustrates glassmaking over a 2,500 year period. The Egyptian Collection features the mummy case of Henet-Mer (pictured at left), as well as sculpture, writing and funerary objects that provide a view of life in ancient Egypt, from Neolithic times through the Roman period. Unusual holdings of the Coptic art of Christian Egypt include rare textiles, pottery, sculpture and paintings." The Egyptian collection is modest: URL o) Cincinnati Museum Center 1301 Western Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45203 URL * “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” date: February 15 [was: 14], 2019 - August 16 [was: 18], 2019 The exhibition of more than 300 original artefacts that was earlier at the Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rosenheim ("Pharao - Leben im Alten Ägypten", 24 March 2017 - 17 December 2017) and the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria ("Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs", May 18, 2018 — December 31, 2018). info: URL info: press release at URL info: source - URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Among featured artifacts are the sphinx head of the pharaoh Hatshepsut, the longest-ruling female pharaoh; the coffin of Nakht, giving insight into ancient Egyptian religious beliefs and a papyrus from the Book of the Dead showing a judgment scene where one’s heart is weighed against justice under the watchful eyes of the ibis-headed Thoth. The exhibit also features detailed models of once-lost cities and landscapes, including models of complex temples with an array of rooms and corridors, each with specific uses and functions. There are also interactive multimedia elements, such as the world’s first full-size 3D hologram of a mummy. (..)" info: English press reports at URL Unpacking of some of the items; with photos. URL With 14 image slideshow. URL With 5 image slideshow. URL With 5 image slideshow. info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL With some short videos and links to twitter reports. URL URL URL With 72 images slidehow. info: German press report at URL "(..) Weitere Stationen sind Charlotte in North Carolina, Salt Lake City in Utah und Los Angeles in Kalifornien. „Auch Auckland in Neuseeland ist sehr interessiert“, verrät Schulz. Allerdings müssen die Ausstellungsmacher das Fünf-Jahres-Kulturgut-Gesetz im Auge behalten: „2022 müssen die Objekte wieder in Deutschland sein.“ (..)" info: English press report at URL p) Minneapolis Institute of Art 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 URL * “Egypt’s Sunken Cities” date: November 4, 2018 - April 14, 2019 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") and St. Louis Art Museum (March 25, 2018 - September 9, 2018). info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL With 8 image slideshow. URL URL URL With a link to a video ("Watch: Installing Hapy at Mia"). URL URL 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 – October 21, 2019 [prolongation; 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 " "Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin" date: July 20, 2018 – April 21, 2019 Exhibition of ca. 70 ancient Egyptian artefacts, with as centerpiece the highly ornamented 1st c. B.C. coffin of a high-ranking priest of the god Heryshef of Herakleopolis; the other objects provide contextual information about the role of Nedjemankh as a priest in ancient Egypt, his burial, and the decoration on the coffin. info: URL info: English press report at URL With several photos of displays. * “Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey” date: January 30, 2019 – May 12, 2019 Exhibition of approximately 120 daguerreotypes (supplemented by examples of graphic work — watercolors, paintings, and lithographically illustrated publications) made by Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804–1892) during his three-year photographic excursion throughout the Eastern Mediterranean (incl. Egypt). info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL r) - s) Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322 URL * “Reopening of the Ancient Near Eastern Art Gallery" date: November 10, 2018 - ongoing info: URL info: English press release at URL "The Morgens West Foundation Galleries of Ancient Near Eastern Art will open to the public on Saturday, Nov. 10, after a nine-month renovation. (...)" info: English press report at URL "(..) Although the six permanent galleries have already been renovated, the museum will continue to update its existing exhibitions, Hartwig said. “My fingers are crossed that the next installation [to be renovated] will be Egypt,” Hartwig said. “We have just recently acquired a very important collection of Ancient Egyptian, Near Eastern and Classical works of art, so this will spur us on to renovate already existing Egyptian galleries.” " t) Pulitzer Arts Foundation 3716 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108 URL * “Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt” date: March 22, 2019 –August 24, 2019 Exhibition that explores the history of iconoclasm in relation to ancient Egyptian art, via nearly forty masterpieces on loan from the Brooklyn Museum. info: URL info: URL u) North Carolina Museum of Art West Building, Gallery 241 (Mesoamerican Gallery) 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607 * “What in the World Is a Grain Mummy?” date: July 20, 2019 – January 8, 2020 Exhibition that focusses on NCMA’s only Egyptian mummy (a grain mummy in a falcon coffin), and delves into the concept of grain mummies in general. info: URL v) National Geographic Museum 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 URL * "Queens of Egypt" date: March 1, 2019 - September 2, 2019 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), and Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal (10 April 2018 - 4 November 2018). info: URL info: English press report at URL With photos. info: English press reports at URL URL URL With 6 photo slideshow. URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL w) The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 URL * “Queens of Egypt” date: October 1, 2019 - March 1, 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), and National Geographic Museum, Washington DC (March 1, 2019 - September 2, 2019). info: source - URL x) - y) - z) - za) - zb) Legion of Honor Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 URL * “The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine” date: May 14, 2016 – April 7, 2019 [was: August 26, 2018] The exhibition makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies (Irethorrou and “Hatason”). Besides an interactive virtual dissection table there are amulets and tomb furnishings on display. info: URL info: URL zc) - zd) The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 * "Mummies" [was: Mummies: Images of the Afterlife"] date: March 16, 2018 - April 21, 2019 [was: February 24, 2018 – January 2019] Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016), the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (October 8, 2016 – February 5, 2017), and the American Museum of Natural History, New York (March 20, 2017 – January 7, 2018). info: URL "(..) Mummies from the two places in the world with the longest and most interesting mummification traditions: ancient Egypt and ancient Peru. Comprised entirely of objects from The Field’s own collection, the exhibition includes 14 mummies, exquisitely painted coffins, stone sarcophagus fragments, ceramics, mummified animals, and mummy masks. Using non-invasive CT scanning, DNA analysis, and other cutting-edge technologies, Field Museum scientists pare back thousands of years and reveal the people behind gilded coffins and carefully wrapped bundles. Scans of the intricately wrapped “Gilded Lady” mummy of ancient Egypt reveal small details that show us what she looked like. Visitors will also be able to virtually explore the contents of never-opened Peruvian mummy bundles to discover the individuals within: children, mothers, and the objects their families lovingly buried with them. Each story uncovered paints a picture of people from a different time." info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL "(..) The exhibit will have 16 human mummies and eight mummified animals, including cats, a falcon, a gazelle and a baby crocodile. (..)" URL With a slideshow. URL With a video about Egyptian animal mummies. info: English press reports at URL With a video. URL With a video. info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL --CANADA-- a) Musée de la civilisation 85, rue Dalhousie, Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2 URL * "Mon sosie a 2000 ans" / “My 2000-year-old Double” date: October 24, 2018 - May 12, 2019 [was: May 23, 2018 - April 14, 2019] Exhibition in which 25-30 photographs of contemporary faces will be matched with works from the Greco-Roman and Egyptian collections of the Musée d'art et d'histoire in Geneva and the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art. info: URL info: French press report at URL With video. b) Chimczuk Museum 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 7J1 URL * "Egypt, Gift of the Nile" date: February 2, 2019 - May 26, 2019 Travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum with 68 ancient Egyptian artefacts, including jewellery, carvings, writing implements and fabric. Supplemented by a falcon mummy on loan from the Chatham Kent Museum. info: URL info: English press report at URL --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * “Sounds of Roman Egypt” date: 22 January 2019 - 8 June [was: 22 April] 2019 Exhibition that explores the objects people used to make music, what they sounded like, and how instruments were used in Romano-Egyptian rituals, homes, and childhood. info: URL "(..) For this exhibition, researchers used laser scanning and computer modelling to create 3D printed replicas of the original objects in the Petrie collection, and made recordings of the instruments to reveal sounds not heard for hundreds of years. (..)" URL info: About the associated research project - URL info: The associated blog of the project - URL b) The Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB URL * "The celebrated Mr Belzoni: A Cultural Gift to the Fitzwilliam" date: 23 July 2019 - 10 November 2019 Exhibition centred on a new acquisition, Jan Adam Kruseman’s posthumous portrait (1824) of Giovanni Battista Belzoni, displayed alongside paintings and watercolours from the Fitzwilliam’s wider collections, which reflect the allure of Egypt and Egyptian antiquities to British artists of the 19th century. info: press release [PDF] at URL 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) Oriental Museum Elvet Hill, Durham DH1 3TH URL * “Art Studio: Ancient Egypt“ date: 1 February 2019 - 2 June 2 2019 Exhibition of modern art inspired by the Museum’s Ancient Egyptian collections. info: URL e) Saatchi Gallery Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4RY * "Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" date: 2 November 2019 - 3 May 2020 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 13, 2019) and La Grande halle de la Villette, Paris (23 March 2019 - 15 September 2019). info: URL info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL f) Silk Museum Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ URL * “Macclesfield and the World: Marianne Brocklehurst's Egyptian collection” [working title] date: 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. (...)" g) New Walk Museum and Art Gallery 53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA URL * Closing of Egyptian Gallery date: 2 September 2018 - 20 October 2018 info: press release at URL * Opening of the new Egyptian Galleries "Life and Death in Ancient Egypt" date: 20 October 2018 - ongoing info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL First look at the new displays (with more than 400 objects). With photos and a video. h) - i) - j) - k) National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF * Closure of the Ancient Egypt Gallery for redevelopment date: 1 September 2014 - early 2019 [was: Autumn, 2018] info: URL info: URL "(..) two new galleries to open in 2018. The two galleries will showcase internationally important Ancient Egypt and East Asian collections. (..)" info: source - URL * "Ancient Egypt Rediscovered" - Re-Opening of the Ancient Egypt Gallery date: February 8, 2019 - ongoing info: URL With slideshow. info: English press report at URL "(..) Ancient Egypt Rediscovered will cover 3,000 years of history, displaying objects including the only intact royal burial group outside Egypt, the only double coffin ever discovered in Egypt, and a cosmetics box said to be one of the finest surviving examples of decorative woodwork from ancient Egypt. Also in the spotlight will be the various contributions made by Scottish people to the field of Egyptology. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) The two new galleries for Ancient Egyptian and East Asian artefacts at the National Museum of Scotland (..) have just secured a £1m Lottery funding boost and will house around 1,200 objects (..). Due to open at the Edinburgh museum in early 2019, [they] are part of the final stage in an £80m revamp project. (..)" With photos of some of the objects that will be on display (incl. a Gold signet ring with the name of Queen Nefertiti) info: English press report at URL info: URL "(..) Highlights will include the Qurna burial, the only intact royal burial group outside of Egypt, a gold ring said to have belonged to Queen Nefertiti and a unique double coffin of two half-brothers, Petamun and Penhorpabik. (..)" With slideshow. info: English press reports at URL "Next month sees the National Museum of Scotland open the first permanent display of its Egyptology collection and Angela Wyld takes a look at some of the key exhibits (..). Qurna Queen coffin (..), Akhenaten stela (..), Haraga gold catfish pendant (..), the funerary canopy of Montsuef (..), Box of Amenhotep II (..), Coffin made for two children (..), Sphinx statue (..), Cast of the Rosetta Stone (..), Mummy portrait of a Roman-era woman (...)." URL "(..) Dan Potter (..) has been working with restorers to undo some of the enthusiastic renovations done by earlier collectors. (...)" URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "In early January, Scotland's National Museum surprised the world by announcing the opening of an exhibition that would include a stone from the outer layer of the Great Pyramid of Giza on February 8. (..) Susan Gray, the museum's spokesperson, [said:] "The ownership of the stone has been fully documented in Scotland since 1872 but, it has never been displayed before. Apparently, the Egyptian authorities didn’t have any idea about the artifact before the announcement of the exhibition."(...)" l) - m) Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery * Closure for redevelopment date: 3 September 2016 - Spring 2020 info: English press report at URL "(..) The History Centre project will see the Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library and St Luke’s Church buildings transformed into a brand new cultural and heritage attraction. (..)" --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) - b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * “Goden van Egypte” date: 12 October 2018 - 31 March 2019 [was: till April 2019] Exhibition with more than 400 artfects (many on loan from international museums) that illustrate the role of religion and magic in ancient Egypt (and their survival in modern culture). info: URL "(..) Voor /Goden van Egypte/ werkt het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden samen met het Egyptisch Museum in Turijn, dat beschikt over de tweede grootste Egyptische collectie ter wereld. Bovendien komen er bijzondere godenbeelden, gouden sieraden, rijk beschilderde mummiekisten en magische papyri uit het British Museum (Londen), Musée du Louvre (Parijs), Kunsthistorisches Museum (Wenen) en het Kestner Museum (Hannover). (..)" info: press release at URL URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: press info material, with photos, at URL info: Dutch press reports at URL URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press report at URL [Read 'Oct. 11' for 'Oct. 17'. AKE] info: Spanish press report at URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: English press report at URL Exhibition review. c) Drents Museum Brink 1, 9401 HS Assen URL * "Nubië – Land van de Zwarte Farao’s" [Nubia - Land of the Black Pharaohs] date: 16 December 2018 - 5 May 2019 [was: December 2018 - TBA] Exhibition with ca. 300 Nubian artefacts (2400 BC - 350 AD) on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. info: URL info: URL info: Dutch press reports at URL URL info: Dutch press reports at URL URL URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: Dutch press reports at URL URL d) Allard Pierson Museum Oude Turfmarkt 127 1012 GC Amsterdam URL * Closure of the Egyptian Galleries date: 12 March 2018 - Fall/Winter 2018 info: URL With a Dutch video. URL * “In de ban van Bes” date: TBA, 2019 info: URL --GERMANY-- a) Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte Rathausstraße 75-79, 66333 Völklingen URL * “PharaonenGold. 3000 Jahre altägyptischer Kultur aus internationalen Privatsammlungen” date: 18 [was: 11] May 2019 - 24 November 2019 Exhibition with 140 objects on loan from international private collections. info: URL info: German press release at URL info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL info: German press report at URL b) Ägyptisches Museum – Georg Steindorff – der Universität Leipzig Goethestraße 2, 04109 Leipzig URL * ""Verborgen" - Gemälde Shaima Dief" ["Hidden" - Paintings by Shaima Dief] date: 7 February 2019 - 17 March 2019 Exhibition of paintings of Egyptian artist Shaima Dief, whose works not only mirror modern themes but also ancient Egyptian motifs. info: German press report at URL c) Neues Museum Bodestraße, 10178 Berlin URL * “Cinderella, Sindbad & Sinuhe. Arabisch-deutsche Erzähltraditionen” date: 18 April 2019 - 18 August 2019 The exhibition explores the shared themes of Near Eastern and German storytelling traditions, including ancient Egyptian stories. info: URL "(..) Zum ersten Mal werden in Deutschland gemeinsam unverwechselbare Meisterwerke präsentiert: die altägyptische Erzählung des Sinuhe; die Klagen des Beredten Bauern; die älteste Version der Achikar-Geschichte aus Elephantine; (...)" d) CongressPark Wolfsburg GmbH Heinrich-Heine-Straße, 38440 Wolfsburg * "Mumienausstellung" [Mummy exhibition] date: 23 February 2019 - 24 February 2019 Exhibition of 200 objects, including an original mummy, many replicas from the tomb of Tutankhamun and the Valley of the Kings, and also some film props. info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Neben einer 4500 Jahre alten mumifizierten Leiche waren zahlreiche authentische Exponate und Requisiten aus der Filmreihe 'Die Mumie' zu bewundern. Ein Teil der Besucher war begeistert, der andere kritisierte einen Mangel an Originalexponaten. (..)" With slideshow. e) - f) - g) - h) - i) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim URL * "Fakes & Facts - Irrwege der Archäologie" [Fakes & Facts - Wrong Tracks in Archaeology] / "Irrtümer und Fälschungen der Archäologie" [Errors & Forgeries in Archeology] date: 24 November 2018 - 26 May 2019 Exhibition with more than 200 objects (many on loan) that illustrate the scientific processes of verification and authentification. There is also a section 'Altägyptische Kunst', with several artefacts, both fake and genuine. Earlier at the LWL-Museum für Archäologie, Herne (23 March 2018 - 9 September 2018). info: URL (in English -) URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Die Schau versammelt einige vermeintlich ägyptische Reliefs und Statuen des Berliner Meisterfälschers Oxan Aslanian (..)." info: German press report at URL "Kein Mensch weiß, warum die Witwe von Oxan Aslanian 1971 das Fotoalbum ihres Mannes dem befreundeten Kunsthändler Heinz Herzer anvertraut hat. Hätte sie es nicht getan, wäre wohl nie publik geworden, dass der armenienstämmiger Antikenhändler Aslanian sein umfassendes Wissen gewinnbringend eingesetzt hat. Er fälschte nämlich ägyptische Reliefs, um der großenNachfrage Herr werden zu können. Und um Geld zu verdienen natürlich. Für seine qualitätvollen 'Künste' ging er mit dem Titel 'Berliner Meister' in die Fälscher-Geschichte ein. (..)" j) - k) - l) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * "/Crafting Power/ – Konzepte und Praxis von Arbeit im prä- und frühdynastischen Ägypten" date: 1 November 2018 – 31 May 2019 [prolongation; was: till 28 February 2019] Exhibition about the stone objects and ceramics of the 4th and 3rd millennium BC and what the available archaeological finds may say about work organization and production technologies. info: URL * "Sinnüberschuss und Sinnreduktion von, durch und mit Objekten. Materialität von Kulturtechniken zur Bewältigung von Außergewöhnlichem" date: 14 January 2019 - 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 m) - n) - o) - p) - q) - r) - s) - t) - u) - v) - w) - x) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen - Museum Zeughaus C5, 68159 Mannheim URL * “MUMIEN – Geheimnisse des Lebens” [Mummies - Secrets of life] date: 16 September 2018 - 31 March 2019 Traveling exhibition with 50 animal and human mummies from the world's cultures, plus the results of mummy research. info: URL info: URL info: URL URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Zehn Jahre lang reiste die von den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen konzipierte Mumien-Ausstellung um die Welt. Nach Stationen auf zwei Kontinenten, sieben Ländern und drei Millionen Besuchern kommt sie wieder nach Mannheim. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Über drei Millionen Besucher haben sie gesehen, an acht Stationen in den USA sowie zehn weiteren Orten in ganz Deutschland, Italien, Luxemburg, den Niederlanden, in Ungarn und der Schweiz. Seit gestern kommen sie wieder zurück – die 20 Mumien aus den Beständen der Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen. Mit zahlreichen weiteren Exponaten und vielen neuen wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen werden sie ab 16. September in einer Ausstellung präsentiert, für die jetzt der Aufbau begonnen hat. (..)" With a slideshow. info: URL "Im Mittelpunkt stehen altägyptische Gefäße, die durch ihre zeitlose Schönheit und meisterliche Verarbeitung bestechen. Die rund 100 kostbaren Steingefäße reichen von der prädynastischen Zeit bis ins Mittlere Reich (4000 – 1680 v. Chr.). (...) Die Kabinett-Ausstellung 'Stein(h)art' stellt Design und Ästhetik der Exponate in den Fokus. Durch eine zurückhaltende Ausstellungs- gestaltung kommt die Schönheit der einzelnen Stücke zum Tragen." info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL "Die Ausstellung 'Mumien - Geheimnisse des Lebens' im Museum Zeughaus (16. September bis 31. März 2019) rückt die Erforschung der Mumien in den Fokus. Dabei ist die Computertomographie die beste Methode, den eingewickelten Körpern ihre Geschichte zu entlocken, ohne sie dabei zu zerstören. Ganz anders war das Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts. (..)" URL "Präparator Matthias Feuersenger ist für die Unversehrtheit der kostbaren Überreste verantwortlich. (..)" URL URL URL (Latter link may need registration by now) URL info: German press reports at URL URL Interview with Wilfried Rosendahl, director of the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen. info: video report: "Die Durchleuchtung der Mumien" [2:33 mins.] URL info: German press report at URL "Eine Ausstellung im Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum zeigt mehr als hundert Leichname aus der ganzen Welt. Die Schau rührt an – auch schmerzvolle – letzte Fragen. Sie präsentiert überdies neue Forschungsmethoden. (..)" info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Nach der Wiederentdeckung der Mumien in ihren Beständen 2004 und der international bestückten Sonderausstellung 2007 bieten die Reiß-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim (rem) nach nunmehr über 10 Jahren eine zweite Präsentation mit dem Titel 'Mumien - Geheimnisse des Lebens' vom 16.9.2018 - 31.3.2019 an. In diese Präsentation flossen zum einen auch die Erkenntnisse der anschließenden Mannheimer Wanderausstellung ab 2008 in zwei Kontinenten, d.h. sieben Ländern, besucht von drei Millionen interessierter Besucher und entsprechender Stellungnahmen; zum anderen wurden neueste Forschungsergebnisse internationaler Experten auf dem Gebiet der Mumien-Analyse im Rahmen des 'German Mummy Project' unter der Federführung der rem integriert. (..)" info: English press report at URL * "Tutanchamun – Sein Grab und seine Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His tomb and his treasures] date: 30 May 2020 - 31 January 2021 A travelling exhibition with ca. 1000 replicas of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. 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. (..)" * "Marc-Erwin Babej: Yesterday – Tomorrow" date: 15 March 2020 - 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 --AUSTRIA-- a) Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Josefsplatz 1, 1015 Wien URL * “Schatzkammer des Wissens. 650 Jahre Österreichische Nationalbibliothek” date: 26 January 2018 - 13 January 2019 info: URL info: German press report at URL "Die am Freitag anlaufende Ausstellung zum 650. Jahresjubiläum der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB) führt nicht nur an deren historische Anfänge: Das Evangeliar des Johannes von Troppau, 1368 gefertigt und allererstes bis heute im Bestand befindliches Werk, gilt als ihr Gründungskodex. Auch elf weitere Trouvaillen sind konservatorisch so empfindlich, dass sie nur für kurze Zeit gezeigt werden können. Darunter eine ägyptische Papyrusurkunde aus dem 2. Jahrhundert, die Originalhandschrift von Mozarts "Requiem" (1791) oder das Aquarell "Bengalischer Tiger aus der Menagerie in Schönbrunn" (um 1799) des Hofbotanikmalers Matthias Schmutzer. (..)" b) Papyrusmuseum der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien * "in vino veritas. Wein im Alten Ägypten" [in vino veritas. Wine in Ancient Egypt] date: 14 June 2019 - 12 January 2020 info: URL info: "Jahres Pressekonferenz Österreichische Nationalbibliothek" - URL c) Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien URL * "Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures: Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf at the Kunsthistorisches Museum" date: 6 November 2018 - 28 April 2019 info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English video at URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: German press release at URL With trailer video. info: Spanish press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The oldest object is a necklace strung together in ancient Egypt from ceramic beads (...)." info: French press report at URL --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * "Trésors inattendus: 30 ans de fouilles et de coopération à Tebtynis (Fayoum)" date: 4 February 2019 - 4 April 2019 Exhibition with about 200 artifacts discovered by the French-Italian mission in a village in Umm al-Brijat, Fayoum (3rd c. BC - 9th c. AD). info: French press release (IFAO) at URL info: English press report at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: French press report at URL b) Egyptian Textile Museum Al Moez St, Cairo URL * “God is Love" date: 2 January 2019 - 30 March 2019 Exhibition of ancient Coptic textiles (4th-7th centuries CE, el-Bagawat cemetery in Kharga Oasis). info: English press report at URL info: French press report at 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 - 7 June 2020 Exhibition about the Museum's collection, with as centrepiece a child mummy and its facial reconstruction. 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.] b) Museo di Archeologia Ligure Via Pallavicini, 11, Genova URL * "Avventure in Egitto: La riscoperta del Rosellini" [Adventures in Egypt: The Rediscovery of Rosellini] date: 18 January 2019 - 5 May 2019 [prolongation; was: till 17 February 2019] Exhibition at the occassion of the recently completed restoration of a copy of the 19th c. work "Monumenti dell’Egitto e della Nubia" of Ippolito Rosellini, that was rediscovered in the Berio Library. In cooperation with Biblioteca Berio and Biblioteca De Amicis. info: URL With flyers and a programme of associated events (also at other local venues). And with a promo video: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL c) Palazzo di Giustizia corso Vittorio Emanuele II 130, 10138 Torino (TO) URL * "Liberi di imparare. L'antico /Egitto/ nel carcere di Torino" date: 26 February 2019 - 25 March 2019 Exhibition of replicas of ancient Egyptian objects from the Egyptian Museum in Turin. info: Italian press report at URL "(..) La mostra, precedentemente allestita al Museo Egizio (..), è il risultato dei laboratori creati dall’Istituto tecnico Planae dal Primo Liceo Artistico di Torinonella Casa Circondariale. Qui, gli studenti delle sezioni scolastiche carcerarie, sotto la guida degli insegnanti, hanno realizzato repliche di repertidella collezione del Museo Egizio. (..)" 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) Parco Commerciale Auchan Via Santa Maria a Cubito, 80014 Giugliano * "L’Egitto in Mostra" [Egypt on display] date: 11 February 2019 - 4 March 2019 Exhibition with replicas from Ancient Egypt. info: URL info: source - URL f) - g) - h) - i) Museo archeologico nazionale dell’Umbria [MANU] Piazza Giordano Bruno, 10, 06121 Perugia URL * "Seduzioni d’Egitto, materiali egizi dalla collezione del MANU" [Seductions of Egypt, Egyptian material from the collection of MANU] date: 29 September 2018 - 31 January 2019 Exhibition with Ancient Egyptian objects from the collection of the Museum. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL "Curata dalla stagista Maddalena Scattini, orientalista, archeologa della Scuola di specializzazione dell’Università di Trieste, in collaborazione con la direttrice Luana Cenciaioli, l’esposizione propone reperti collocabili cronologicamente tra il Nuovo Regno (momento di massima espansione dell'influenza egizia, dal 1552 a.C. al 1069 a.C.) e il periodo romano (a partire dal 30 a.C.) e provenienti prevalentemente dall’area di Tebe, l’odierna Luxor: amuleti apotropaici di diverso materiale, statuette in lega di rame, modellini replicanti servitori o lo stesso alter ego del defunto mummificato (shabti o “coloro che rispondono all’appello”) conservatiin apposite scatole lignee a forma di santuari. Tra gli oggetti di maggiore interesse figura lo shabti del faraone Seti I Menmaatra." info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL j) Centro culturale Altinate/San Gaetano via Altinate, 71, Padova * "L’Egitto di Belzoni. Un gigante nella terra delle piramidi" [Belzoni's Egypt. A giant in the land of the pyramids] date: October 2019 - June 2020 info: Italian press report at URL "Noto al mondo per le sue imprese al limite dell’impossibile, il padovano Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778-1823) e’ curiosamente poco noto in patria. Eppure e’ a lui che si deve la nascita della moderna egittologia. A far luce su questa singolare figura sara’ la mostra 'L’Egitto di Belzoni. Un gigante nella terra delle piramidi', da ottobre 2019 a giugno 2020 al Centro culturale Altinate/San Gaetano." k) Museo Egizio di Milano, Castello Sforzesco Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano URL * Closed for renovation date: 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 * "Liberi di imparare. L’antico Egitto nel carcere di Torino" date: 21 December 2018 - 25 March [was: 21 January] 2019 info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "(..) L’esposizione, visitabile gratuitamente fino al 21 gennaio 2019, ospita repliche di papiri, cofanetti, vasi e altri oggetti significativi del corredo della tomba dell’architetto Kha e di sua moglie Merit, riprodotti fedelmente dai detenuti della Casa Circondariale 'Lorusso-Cutugno', che frequentano i percorsi scolastici interni al carcere. (...)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL * "Archeologia dell’invisibile" date: 12 March 2019 - TBA 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’. (..)" m) Palazzo della Loggia Piazza della Loggia 1, 25121 Brescia * "Una moderna camera delle meraviglie. Mummie Egizie tra Storia, Scienza e Tecnologia" [A Modern 'Wonder-room': Egyptian Mummies though History, Science and Technology] date: 12 December 2018 - ongoing [was: TBA] Exhibition of the results of the research on the mummies of the Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali di Brescia, done by the “Mummy Project Research” (www.mummyproject.it). The opening event on 12 Dec., 12 a.m., has as speakers: Laura Castelletti, Paolo Schirolli, and Sabina Malgora. info: a few past press reports about the research project at URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL "La mostra permanente dal titolo 'Una moderna Camera delle Meraviglie' rilancia il Museo Civico delle Scienze Naturali di Brescia durante il periodo natalizio e non solo, presentando i reperti ritrovati a Brescia all’interno del museo, riguardanti l’antico egitto. Le mummie sono oggetto di studio dal 2012 del progetto Mummy Project, diretto da Sabina Malgora, archeologa ed egittologa milanese. (..)" URL URL With a photo gallery. info: Italian press reports at URL "(..) Dalle sabbie, custodi di misteri dell’antica valle del Nilo, i reperti, visi umani e animali mummificati e consegnati all’ eternità, dopo le ricerche storiche e scientifiche sono passati sotto raggi-X, TAC, analisi chimiche, fisiche, mediche ed antropologiche, ora restaurate andranno in dimora nella 'Camera delle Meraviglie', un percorso museale che apre i battenti in occasione delle feste natalizie. (..)" URL "Si passa attraverso la riproduzione di una Tac e ci si ritrova catapultati nell’antico Egitto. Nella moderna «Camera delle meraviglie» allestita nel Museo di scienze naturali si è facciaa faccia con le mummie: un viaggio tra scoperta scientifica, tecnologia ed emozioni, che rimarrà a disposizione dei visitatori per almeno un anno. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "Sabina Malgora in qualità di ideatore e curatore e Vittoria Oglietti in qualità Responsabile Relazioni esterne, tra una folla entusiasta e ammirata, hanno aperto le porte di una moderna 'Camera delle Meraviglie': mummie egizie tra storia, scienza e tecnologia al Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali di Brescia. (..)" n) - o) Museo Archeologico agli Eremitani a Padova Piazza Eremitani 8, Padova * “Belzoni and Egypt” (preliminary title) date: 2019 info: source - Italian press report at URL p) Corso della Repubblica 11 60044 Fabriano (AN) * "Il profumo dei suoni attraverso il colore: Egitto." date: 1 December 2018 - 6 January 2019 Exhibition of paintings made by Roberto Moschini, inspired by ancient and modern Egypt. info: poster at URL info: Italian press report at URL --FRANCE-- a) La Grande halle de la Villette 211 avenue Jean Jaurés, 75019 Paris * "Toutankhamon: Le Tresor du Pharaon" ["King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh"] date: 23 [was: 20] March 2019 - 15 [was: 30] September 2019 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. Currently it is at California Science Center, Los Angeles (March 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019). info: URL info: English press report at URL info: French press report at URL "En 2019, ce seront en tout cas des pièces originales, provenant du Grand Egyptian Museum, qui seront présentées, du 1er mars au 30 septembre, dans une exposition majeure à la Grande Halle de La Villette. On ne connaît pour l’heure ni son parcours ni les pièces majeures qui y seront exposées (...)" info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The Louvre is lending one of its masterpieces, a statue of the god Amun protecting Tutankhamun, to the show. (..)" info: French press report at URL info: English press report at URL URL info: Italian press report URL "La Grande Halle de la Villette di Parigi ospiterà infatti una mostra in cui verranno esposti 150 reperti provenienti dal corredo funerario del faraone della XVIII dinastia d’Egitto. (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "According to local news outlet Egypt Today, the exhibition of Tutankhamun is set to tour ten cities in seven European countries. Although it is not yet clear which countries or cities (..). It is set to travel to Australia, Canada, Japan and South Korea as well. (..)" URL "The Ministry of Antiquities approved holding the exhibition of Tutankhamun in 10 cities of seven European countries. (..) The Golden King exhibition is scheduled to be held in France, Japan, US, Canada, Australia, and South Korea, where foreign exhibitions help increase the resources of the ministry in particular and the government in general. (..)" URL info: French press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Una mummia di bambino di epoca egizia, con almeno tremila anni di età, giunta al museo archeologico a fine Ottocento, è la prossima 'star' di Palazzo dei Musei insieme a tre piccoli coccodrilli imbalsamati arrivati direttamente dall’Egitto nel 1882. Il pubblico vedrà, in particolare, il piccolo sarcofago e lo scheletro bendato all’interno in una mostra a lungo termine organizzata dal 16 febbraio prossimo al 7 giugno 2020 ai Musei civici. (..)" With a video [4 mins.] about research of the child's coffin and mummy. info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL With slideshow. info: French press report at URL info: English press report at URL b) - c) Bibliothèque de l'Alcazar 58 Cours Belsunce, 13001 Marseille * "De Marseille au Caire. Le docteur Clot-Bey et la redécouverte de l’Egypte au début du XIXe siècle" [From Marseille to Cairo. The doctor Clot-Bey and the rediscovery of Egypt at the beginning of the 19th century] [new] date: Spring 2019 [postponed; was: 15 Sept. 2018 - 17 Nov. 2018] Exhibition focussing on Clot-Bey (1793-1868) who was founder of the Egyptian collection of the Musée d'archéologie méditerranéenne; he belongs to the first generation of Egyptologists, like Champollion. In addition, a selection of books about Egypt from the 16th to the 17th centuries will be displayed. info: initial source - URL info: later source - p. 4 of URL d) Bulle en stock 4 rue du marché Lanselles, 80000 Amiens URL * “Reine d’Égypte” date: 5 - 28 February 2019 Exhibition about the manga comics series "Reine d’Égypte" by Chie Inudoh (the manga features Hatshepsut). info: French press report at URL e) Musée des Ponts et Chaussées Ferme de la Chesnaye, RD 34, 36150 Guilly URL * "Le Canal de Suez: « le chantier du siècle »" [working title] date: May 2019 - TBA Exhibition at the occassion of the 150th anniversary of the Suez Canal. info: source - French press report at URL "(..) Pourcette expo, le muséographe Michel Labrousse lance d’ailleurs un appel à la population locale. « Nous savons que Ferdinand de Lesseps a emmené des habitants d’ici participer avec lui à la construction du canal. Nous sommes preneurs de témoignages ou de documents (courriers, photos) conservés par les familles. »" f) Musée Champollion 45 rue Champollion, 38450 Vif * Opening of the new museum date: TBA, 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. (..)" g) La Petite Galerie Aile Richelieu Musée du Louvre 75058 Paris Cedex 01 * "L'archéologie en bulles" [Archaeology Goes Graphic] date: 26 September 2018 - 1 July 2019 Exhibition about the dialogue between archaeology and comic book art, with about a hundred artworks and a selection of original pages by comic book artists with an interest in archaeology (such as Jul, Enki Bilal, and Nicolas de Crécy). info: (in French) URL info: (in English)[PDF; 0.6 MB): URL info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL h) Le Musée Champollion – Les Écritures du Monde place Champollion, 46100 Figeac URL * “Égypte, premières impressions” [Egypt: First impressions] date: 20 June 2019 - 29 September 2019 Exhibition with photographs of Egypt by photographic pioneers from 1850-1880, plus some original objects. info: source - URL "Côté exposition, le Musée Champollion va dévoiler cette année deux vitrines temporaires, du jeudi 20 juin au dimanche 29 septembre 2019. L’exposition « Égypte, premières impressions », est présentée à l’Annexe du Musée Champollion(rue des Frères Champollion). À travers des clichés des années 1850-1880 et des objets issus de fouilles archéologiques de cette même période, celle-ci va retracer les parcours des pionniers photographes, partis à la découverte de l’Orient, et leurs regards sur les plus beaux sites de l’Égypte antique." i) Musée des Antiquités 198, rue Beauvoisine ou rue Louis Ricard, 76 000 Rouen URL * "Le Temps des Collections VII : Belles d'Égypte" date: 7 December 2018 - 19 May 2019 Exhibition of Coptic textiles. info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL j) Musée d'Histoire de Marseille 2, rue Henri-Barbusse, 13001 Marseille URL * "Marseille & L'épopée du Canal du Suez" [Marseille and the Epic of the Suez Canal] date: 19 October 2018 - 31 March 2019 Exhibition about the history of the Suez Canal, and notably Marseilles' historical relation to it. [Apparently a variation on the exhibition “L'épopée du canal de Suez. Des pharaons au XXIe siècle” at the Institut du monde arabe, Paris (28 March 2018 - 5 August 2018)? AKE] info: URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) Musei Vaticani Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma URL * "Winckelmann. Capolavori diffusi nei Musei Vaticani" [Winckelmann. Masterpieces throughout Vatican Museum] date: 9 November 2018 - 9 March 2019 On the occasion of Winckelmann's dual anniversary - 300 years since his birth, and 250 since his tragic death -, the museum exhibits 50 objects from Ancient Egypt to the Renaissance. info: (in Italian) URL (in English) URL (in German) URL "Der Vatikan feiert einen Preußen aus dem Norden: Johann Joachim Winckelmann (Stendal 1717-Trieste 1768), der als der Vater der modernen Archäologie gilt, wird mit einer Ausstellung in den Vatikanischen Museen geehrt. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL a href="http://www.ansa.it/canale_viaggiart/it/notizie/bellezza/2018/11/08/winckelmann-omaggio-dei-musei-vaticani_871f647f-53b4-4674-afda-43fa92d10e20.html">URL info: Spanish press report at URL "Los miles de turistas que visitan cada día los Museos Vaticanos podrán disfrutar desde hoy de una singular muestra que rinde homenaje a Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768), padre de la arqueología moderna y precursor de los historiadores del arte. (..)" * "Collezioni in dialogo: Un capolavoro del Museo Egizio di Torino raccontato dai Musei Vaticani" [Collections in dialogue: A masterpiece from the Museo Egizio in Turin recounted by the Vatican Museums] date: 4 December 2018 - 30 June 2019 Exhibition in Sala I, Museo Gregoriano Egizio, of a famous statue of Amenhotep II, on loan from the Museo Egizio in Turin. info: (in English) URL info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "L’atletica statua in granito rosa del faraone Amenhotep II (1401/1398 a.C.) è arrivata a far bella mostra di sé all’ interno della prima sala del Museo Gregoriano Egizio del Vaticano appositamente allestita per l’occasione, così da mettere in risalto la sua effige fino al prossimo 30 giugno 2019. (..)" With some photos of the statue. --BELGIUM-- a) Xpo Center Bruges site Oud Sint-Jan, Mariastraat 38, 8000 Brugge URL * “Mummies in Bruges - Secrets of Ancient Egypt” date: 31 March 2018 - 3 [was: 30] November 2019 [prolongation; was: till 11 November 2018] Exhibition with 9 ancient Egyptian mummies (of humans and animals), plus 200 artefacts on loan from the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden. info: URL info: French press report at URL "L'exposition, qui présente notamment neuf momies humaines et animales datant de plus de 2.000 ans, a été inaugurée jeudi par l'ambassadeur égyptien Khaled El Bakly. Les pièces exposées sont réparties sur trois salles, autour de trois thèmes: 'la vie quotidienne des Egyptiens de l'Antiquité', 'Momies' et 'l'au-delà'. (..)" info: French press reports at URL URL info: Dutch press reports at URL URL info: Dutch press release at URL info: Dutch press reports at URL URL info: Dutch press reports at URL Reopening on 2 February after a winter stop. URL b) Musée royal de Mariemont Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140 Morlanwelz URL * "De lin et de laine. Textiles égyptiens du 1er millénaire" [Linen and wool. Egyptian Textiles of the 1st Millennium] date: 9 February 2019 - 26 May 2019 More than 200 fragments of coptic textile, recently donated by the King Baudouin Foundation. info: URL info: URL info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL c) Musée du Malgré-Tout Rue de la Gare 28, 5670 Treignes URL * “Des dieux au Dieu. Aux origines des monothéismes” date: 12 May 2019 - 3 November 2019 Exhibition about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and their context (incl. Akhenaton's religion and the Oriental cults in the Roman Empire). info: URL 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) Fondation Boghossian / Boghossianstichting Villa Empain Avenue Franklin Rooseveltlaan, 67, B-1050 Brussels URL * “Heliopolis. De zonnestad” date: 28 March 2019 - 18 August 2019 Exhibition that focusses on Heliopolis, ancient and modern (i.e., including the city built in the 20th c. under the patronage of Eduard Empain), with about hundred of antiquities and archive materials. info: URL --SPAIN-- a) CaixaForum Girona Ciutadans, 19, 17004 Girona URL * “Faraón. Rey de Egipto [Pharaoh. King of Egypt] date: 20 February 2019 - 25 August 2019 Exhibition with more than 150 artefacts on loan from the British Museum. Earlier at the CaixaForum Barcelona (7 June 2018 - 16 September 2018) and the CaixaForum Madrid (17 October 2018 - January 20, 2019). Will also travel to CaixaForum venues in Tarragona (2019), and Lleida (2020). info: URL info: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL b) Museo Arqueológico de Cacabelos C/ Angustias, nº24. 24540 Cacabelos URL * “ANKESENAMÓN. En busca de la reina perdida de Egipto” date: 14 February 2019 - June 2019 Exhibition dedicated to Ankhesenamun, the wife of Tutankhamun; in the basement, KV21 has been recreated. The original pieces and replicas also tell the story of ancient Egypt and of early Egyptology. info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL c) - d) CaixaForum Valencia Àgora, Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, Valencia [opens in 2020] * "Momias egipcias. Explorando vidas antiguas" [Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives] date: 2022 The travelling exhibition of six mummies from the British Museum and their 3D CT scan visualisations, plus ca. 200 objects of funerary use and daily life. Currently in Australia. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL e) - f) Ayuntamiento Pilar de la Horadada Plaza Campoamor no. 2, 03190 Pilar de la Horadada (Alicante) * "Viaja al Antiguo Egipto" [Travels to Ancient Egypt] date: 26 November 2018 - 8 January 2019 Exhibition with replicas of Ancient Egyptian objects. info: URL g) - h) Museu Egipci de Barcelona / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona URL * "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento" [Tutankhamun. History of a discovery] date: 30 November 2012 - TBA [was: till 31 December 2015] [several times prolongated] info: URL * "Passió per l’Egipte faraònic. 200 anys de colleccionisme al Museu Egipci de Barcelona" / "Pasión por el Egipto faraónico. 200 años de coleccionismo en el Museo Egipcio de Barcelona" [Passion for Pharaonic Egypt. 200 years of collecting in the Museo Egipcio of Barcelona] date: 12 July 2018 - 31 December 2018 Exhibition with 105 original pieces of the collection of the Museu Egipci. info: (in Catalan and Spanish respectively) URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL "La Fundación Arqueológica Clos celebra 25 años con una exposición que rinde homenaje a los antiguos propietarios de las piezas de la colección del Museu Egipci (..)." Includes a video report [0:35 mins.]. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL "La Fundación Arqueológica Clos celebra 25 años con una exposición que rinde homenaje a los antiguos propietarios de las piezas de la colección del Museu Egipci (..)" Includes a video report [0:35 mins.]. info: Spanish press report at URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) - b) Australian Museum 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW 2010 URL * "Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" date: TBA, early 2021 (for six months) 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. Currently at the California Science Center, Los Angeles (March 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019), and will travel to Europe in January 2019 as part of a 10-city international tour (Sidney is the 5th city). info: 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. (..)" --LIECHTENSTEIN-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig St. Alban-Graben 5, CH-4010 Basel URL * “nackt! Die Kunst der Blösse” [Naked! The art of nudity] date: 26 October 2018 - 28 April 2019 Exhibition about the naked body as a dominant motif in works of art of the ancient Mediterranean cultures (incl. Egypt). info: URL (in English: ) URL Has a PDF with exhibition texts (incl. a section "Nudity in the culture of ancient Egypt"). --NORWAY-- a) - --CROATIA-- a) - ---SLOVAK REPUBLIC--- a) Stredoslovenské múzeum [Museum of Central Slovakia] Thurzov Dom [Thurzo House] U.S. SNP No. 4, Banská Bystrica URL * "Ludia, pamiatky a príroda Egypta objektom vedca Jaromíra Krejcího" date: 30 January 2019 - 3 March 2019 Exhibition of photographs made by Egyptologist Jaromír Krejcí. info: URL info: Slovakian press reports at URL URL URL URL --RUSSIA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Národní muzeum/National Museum Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Prague 1 URL * “Ríša slnka: Abú Sír v dobe stavitelov pyramíd” [Empire of the Sun: Abusir at the time of the pyramid builders] date: 2019 Exhibition of 100-150 artifacts from the Czech archaeological excavations in Abusir. info: source - Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL Lack of finances may hamper the organizing of the exhibition. 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 b) Sluknovsky zamek Zamecka 642, 407 77 Sluknov URL * “Egypt dar Nilu” [Egypt, Gift of the Nile] date: 14 April 2018 - 21 June 2018. Exhibition of replicas of ancient Egyptian artefacts and other works of art that evoke the atmosphere of ancient Egypt, from the collection of Jan Hertlik. Earlier in Oblastní muzeum v Decine (28 October 2015 - 31 January 2016), Muzeum A Galerie V Prostejove (11 February 2016 - 27 March 2016), Muzeum pod vodarnou, Breclav (5 December 2016 - 31 January 2017), Oblastni muzeum v Moste (16 February 2017 - 7 May 2017), and Muzeum Vyskovska (5 December 2017 - 20 February 2018). info: URL --HUNGARY-- a) Hungarian Museum of Natural History Ludovika tér 2-6, 1083 Budapest URL * “A Világ Mumiái” [Mummies of the World] date: 16 August 2018 - 20 January 2019 [prolongation; was: till 31 December 2018] The travelling exhibition with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 150 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. It was at many venues in the USA during the past years (2015 - 2017), and recently in Europe (as “Mumie sveta”) at the Výstavišti Holešovice in Prague (1 February 2018 - 30 June 2018). info: URL info: URL info: Hungarian press report at URL info: English press report at URL b) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum [Museum of Fine Arts] Dózsa György út 41, H-1146 Budapest, URL URL * “The Discovery of Pharaoh’s Tomb date: 17 April 2020 - 29 July 2020 info: source - URL --POLAND-- a) - --JAPAN--- a) - --SOUTH-AFRICA-- a) Iziko Museums of South Africa Iziko Slave Lodge 49 Adderley Street, Cape Town * “Kemet: Life in Ancient Egypt” date: 1 December 2018 - 1 December 2019 Exhibition about how ancient Egypt helped to shape the modern world; with a student-driven project demonstrating how new technologies can successfully augment the museum experience. info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The revamped displays now include a downloadable smartphone app which uses the phone’s camera to add elements of interactivity to these displays/scenes (..)." --UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-- a) Louvre Abu Dhabi URL * TBA --MEXICO-- a) - ---ISRAEL--- a) - --NEW ZEALAND-- a) - ---PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA--- a) Guandong Provincial Museum No. 2 Zhujiang Dong Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou URL * "Echoes of the Nile: Exhibition of Ancient Egyptian Civilization" [was: "Pharaohs, Gods and Mummies"] [was: "Egypt, House of Eternity" / "Gift of the Nile"] date: 20 [was: 11] December 2018 - 20 [was: 11] March 2019 Exhibition of 238 ancient Egyptian artefacts on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Turin. Earlier at the Henan Museum (8 December 2017 - 22 March 2018), the Shanxi Museum of Taiyuan (13 April 2018 - 24 June 2018), the Liaoning Museum of Shenyang (5 July 2018 - 16 September 2018) and the Hunan Provincial Museum of Changsha (28 September 2018 - 5 December 2018). info: (Chinese) URL info: (Italian) URL URL info: Chinese press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) From tiny cat coffins and crocodile mummies to sarcophaguses and shabtis, this incredible exhibition is a visual extravaganza and will not disappoint." Includes several photographs. info: English press report at URL With 16 photo slideshow. info: Italian press report at URL 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. [new] info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL c) Zhejiang Provincial Museum No. 25 Gushan Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang PC:310007 * "The Land of the Pharaohs: An Exhibition of Ancient Egypt" date: 22 January 2019 - 5 May 2019 Exhibition of 180 artefacts on loan from Italian museums. info: (Chinese :) URL includes a long slideshow info: English press reports at URL With a brief slideshow. 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