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EEF NEWS (1161)
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November 26, 2020 (IV Peret 13)
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt Virtual Lectures (mostly via Zoom) USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, China, Czech Republic, Argentina, Japan, South Africa (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Vatican City, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Japan, Portugal, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Korea, China, Saudi Arabia Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma * Thanks for this week's events information go to: Glenn Meyer [(I) - VL (l)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Italy (k)] ========================================================================= +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS [Most lecture programs will be temporarily suspended of have gone virtual; an overview of virtual lectures open to everyone wherever located is stored here] --VIRTUAL LECTURES-- h) Essex Egyptology Group * Online lecture (Zoom): "The Catacombs of Anubis, North Saqqara", by Dr Paul Nicholson date: 6th December 2020; 15:00 GMT costs: free for members, £4 for guests; book a place via the website or contact email info: URL l) ARCE/ Northern California Chapter * Online (Zoom) lecture: "The Power of Images in Ancient Egypt", by Dr. Rune Nyord (Emory University) date: Sunday, December 13, 2020; 3 PM Pacific Time costs: free, but non-members must register (with name&email address) at email before December 10. --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --ITALY-- [update] c) Palazzo Medici Riccardi Via Cavour 1, 50121 Firenze * "Tutankhamon. Viaggio verso l’eternità" [Tutankhamun. Voyage to eternity] [new] date: 15 February 2020 - 10 January 2021 [4th prolongation; was: till 31 October 2020] info: URL info: URL Due to the new lockdown, the Museum is temporarily closed since November 3. [update] k) Museo Archeologico - Sezione Egizia [Egyptian Collection of the Milanese Archaeological Museum] Castello Sforzesco Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano * Closed for renovation date: 5 June 2017 - TBA, 2022 [new] info: Italian press report at URL "Approvate le linee guida per il riallestimento della collezione egizia: eliminazione delle barriere architettoniche, fornire nuove teche e strumenti multimediali da integrare nel percorso. L’intervento viene finanziato da Fondazione Cariplo, che ci mette un milione e 300mila euro grazie all’Art bonus." With slideshow of some of the artefacts. [update] l) Museo Egizio Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123, Torino * "Lo sguardo dell’antropologo. Connessioni con il Museo di Antropologia ed Etnografia dell’Università di Torino” [The Anthropologist’s view. Connections with the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the University of Turin] [new] date: 13 June 2020 – 31 January 2021. [prolongation; was: till 15 November 2020] info: URL ---SWITZERLAND--- [update] a) Halle 622 by MAAG Music & Arts AG Therese-Giehse-Strasse 10, 8050 Zürich * "Tutanchamun - sein Grab und die Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His tomb and his treasures] [new] date: 10 July 2020 - 3 January 2021 [prolongation; was: till 8 November 2020] info: URL --- For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below. ++ (III) PERSONALS AND ADMIN NOTES [As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF. They usually are not in the Website version.] +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE--- * Press report: "New Administrative Capital Museum Exhibits Amun Priests’ Mummies" URL "Today, the Higher Committee for Museum Display did the final preparations for exhibiting Amun god Priests’ mummies at the New Administrative Capital Museum. (..) The mummies were transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the New Administrative Capital Museum last week. (..) The mummies were unearthed in 1881. (...)" -- Other English press reports: URL URL * Press report: "Preparations are underway to officially inaugurate the Cairo International Airport Museum" URL With photos of the displays. * Press report: "Zahlreiche Kunstwerke nach Öl-Attacken wieder restauriert" URL "Der Großteil der beschädigten Kunstwerke in Museen der Berliner Museumsinsel ist wieder hergestellt. (...) Mehr Probleme haben die Restauratoren den Angaben zufolge mit einigen Kunstwerken im Neuen Museum. Es wird getestet, wie die Flüssigkeit restlos entfernt werden kann. Hier waren etwa die Sarkophagwanne des Nehi (18. Dynastie, um 1390-1330 v. Chr.) und der Sarkophag des Propheten Ahmose (332-330 v. Chr.) beschädigt worden. Spritzer der Flüssigkeit waren deutlich zu erkennen gewesen. (...) Wie ZEIT ONLINE und Deutschlandfunk berichteten, gab es kurz vor der Attacke in Berlin einen ähnlichen Anschlag auch in Potsdam. Dabei hatten Unbekannte im Schloss Cecilienhof Mitte September eine Skulptur mit einer Flüssigkeit beschmiert – auch hier offenbar ohne Langzeitschäden. (...) Bereits im Sommer kam es in Nordrhein-Westfalen zu einem ähnlichen Fall von Vandalismus. So wurden Mitte Juli im Kreismuseum Wewelsburg etwa 50 Objekte mit einer ölhaltigen Flüssigkeit beschädigt." [The latter contradicts the many recent speculations in the press about conspiracy theories surrounding the Pergamon Altar being the trigger for the Museumsinsel attacks. AKE] [Next two items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "New X-ray technique reveals clues about ancient 1,900-year-old mummy" URL "(...) Researchers used a new combination of CT (computed tomography) technology and X-ray diffraction to reveal clues about a Roman-era Egyptian mummy, which was discovered in Hawara, Egypt.(...) Using a CT scan to create a "three dimensional roadmap" of the contents of the mummy, experts shone X-ray beams smaller than the diameter of a human hair onto the mummy to identify the objects inside the item's wrappings (...). -- Other English press reports: URL "(..) One surprising find was an irregular layer of sediment in the mummy's wrappings, perhaps mud that had been used by the attending priests to secure the mummy's bandages, Stock suggested. Another puzzling discovery was a small, elliptical object about 0.3 inches (7 mm) long, which the researchers found in the mummy's wrappings over the abdomen, dubbing the object "Inclusion F." X-ray diffraction showed that it was made of calcite — but what was it? One possibility is that it could be an amulet included because the child's body was damaged during mummification, Stock said. After such a mishap, priests would often place an amulet such as a scarab over the damaged body part to protect the person in the afterlife, and the newfound calcite "blob" was about the right size and in the right position for it to be a protective scarab, Stock explained. (...)" With video. URL "(..) The team was also able to confirm that the mummy’s skeleton—which is just 94 centimeters long—belonged to a child about 5 years of age. That’s surprising, considering that the portrait painted on top of the mummy shows an adult woman. (..)" -- French press report: URL -- The original research article (only abstract for free): S. R. Stock, M. K. Stock, J. D. Almer, "Combined computed tomography and position-resolved X-ray diffraction of an intact Roman-era Egyptian portrait mummy", in: Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol. 17, no. 172 (November 2020) URL * Press report: "Revelan los secretos del misterioso retrato de una momia egipcia de 2000 años de antigüedad" URL "Un grupo de investigadores estudió las partículas de un pigmento violeta del tamaño del diámetro de un cabello humano, que fue extraída del retrato de una momia egipcia de casi 2000 años, y el análisis reveló varias curiosidades sobre la vida antigua. (...) -- Italian press report: URL -- The original research article (for free online): Glenn Gates, et al, "Microstructural and chemical characterization of a purple pigment from a Faiyum mummy portrait", in: International Journal of Ceramic Engineering and Science, October 2020, Open Access. URL "(..) An approximately 50 µm diameter particle of the chromium-containing purple pigment was extracted from the Portrait of a Bearded Man, dated to Roman Imperial Egypt in the second century, circa 170-180 CE, accession #32.6 in the Walters Art Museum collection. (..) The analyses revealed for the first time the nanoscale microstructure and stratigraphy in an ancient lake pigment. Results suggest that similarities with respect to time period and place of production may be developed among unprovenienced Faiyum mummy portraits to help localize workshops or artists, using analyses focused on lake pigments to characterize specifically metal-based mordants." [Submitted by Vibeke Berens] * Press report: "A Late Period relief recovered from New York" URL "The Egyptian consulate in New York received a Limestone relief from the Late Period (712-323 BC) that was stolen and smuggled out of Egypt [and was seized in] 2019. (..) The relief is engraved with a scene depicting a man named Pa-di-Sena beside the two deities Horus and Hathor. (...)" -- Other English press reports: URL "(..) This piece was smuggled from Egypt in the late 1970’s and the Egyptian authorities managed in proving Egypt’s property of this piece after long legal arguments until 2019 when the piece became officially seized to return home. (..)" URL With a photo of the whole stela. -- English press release by Manhattan D.A.’s Office: URL With a photo of the whole stela. -- Blog report on the ARCA (Art Crime) blog, by Lynda Albertson, with a detailed history: "Unpacking what has been made public in the investigation into the recently restituted Egyptian stela in the name of the Head of the Elders of the Portal of Hathor-Lady- of-Mefket, Pa-di-séna" URL [Submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: " ‘Death has become a big business.’ Elaborate coffins illuminate hidden history of ancient Egypt" URL Interview with Ramadan Hussein, about the recent finds in Saqqara. [Next two items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "L'archéo dans le rétro (1/5) : la découverte du tombeau de Toutankhamon vue par la presse d'il y a un siècle" URL "Chaque mardi, avec son partenaire Retronews, le site de presse de la BNF, GEO plonge dans les archives de la presse française pour exhumer le traitement médiatique passé de découvertes archéologiques majeures. Place à notre premier volet consacré au feuilleton de la mise au jour du tombeau de Toutankhamon et de sa supposée malédiction. (...)" * Press report: "Abbiamo in città il secondo Museo Egizio più importante del mondo, ma cosa c'entrano gli Egizi con Torino?" URL "(...) La storia ufficiale del Museo ci dice che che la prima grande collezione Egizia arrivò a Torino nel 1824 e da lì Carlo Felice ne fece un Museo. Visitando la primissima sala, tuttavia, saremmo sorpresi nel constatare che ci accoglie un pezzo davvero particolare: una tavola in metallo chiamata _mensa Isiaca_ su cui campeggiano figure di divinità, al centro Iside, e geroglifici. Quella tavola arrivò a Torino circa 200 anni prima rispetto alla fondazione del museo; la acquistò Carlo Emanuele I, probabilmente dai Gonzaga. (...)" --Follow-ups-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Some more press reports about the cleaning of the Khnum Temple at Esna, and the resulting discovery of the names of star constellations: -- German press reports: URL "(...) “Bisher konnten wir mehr als 60 Namen altägyptischer Konstellationen und Astralgottheiten aufzeichnen, von denen viele bisher unbekannt waren”, sagt der in Tübingen ansässige Ägyptologe Christian Leitz (...). Die Wissenschaftler haben nur zwei der sieben Abschnitte der riesigen Tempeldecke restauriert, an denen die Reliefs der Bilder und ihre Namen angebracht waren. (...)" With some photos. URL -- French press report: URL Includes a video report [1:39 mins.]. -- Italian press report: URL --MISCELLANEOUS-- * A new entry at the DigitalEPIGRAPHY blog: -- "Star Gazing: Digitally Drawing the Bark Shrine Ceiling of the Small Amun Temple [- post by Dominique Navarro]" (Nov 9) URL * New entries at the blog of the Garstang Museum of Archaeology: -- "Akhethotep and the Htp di nsw – Garstang Museum E.91" (Nov 23) URL -- "Stela of Tity – Garstang Museum E.26 " (Nov 16) URL * New entry at the "Egypt Centre Collection" blog of Dr Ken Griffin: -- "Blame it on the Eighteenth Dynasty [- guest post by Iris C. Meijer]" (Nov 23) URL * New entries at the blog Papyrus Stories of Dr Jenny Cromwell: -- "Jesus Christ before me, Iao Sabaoth Adonai behind me: A Prayer for Good Luck and Protection" (Nov 18) URL [Submitted by Francisco Bosch-Puche] * The Griffith Institute is glad to announce that the Archive holdings and accessions pages on the Institute’s website have been updated. They now include the new donations for 2020: URL URL We also invite you to check our online catalogue page, which is being updated constantly with more detailed descriptions for each collection and full online catalogues: URL +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- [Next five items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Online thesis: Agnese Kukela, The Development of Geological Knowledge in the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. Summary of Doctoral Thesis, Riga, 2012. - 60 pp. - pdf-file (3.9 MB) URL Summary in Latvian: pp. 1-30; in English: 31-60 "The doctoral thesis is dedicated to the analysis of development of geological knowledge in the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, at the period when first stone cult buildings are being built, including the Step Pyramid of Djoser. This pyramid was built in several construction stages that differ significantly in the quality of stone material and mortar used. These differences characterize the development of knowledge regarding the extraction of natural raw materials and numerous technological innovations. The results of the study allow to conclude that during this historical period in comparatively short time skills and knowledge of individual craftsmen were gradually accumulated and resulted in construction of the greatest stone monument of that time. (...)" The thesis itself is in Latvian only: Agnese Kukela, Geologisko zinašanu attistiba Senas valsts laika Egipte, Riga, 2012. - 136 pp. - pdf-file (3.5 MB) URL * Online thesis: Marco-Alexander Zentler, Ägyptischer Himmel in koptischer Erde. Pagan-altägyptische Reminiszenzen (Survivals) im spätantiken, koptischen Christentum, Philosophische Fakultät der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, 2011. - 256 pp. - pdf-file (12.8 MB) URL "Vorliegende Dissertation behandelt in 6 Kapiteln die Frage, inwieweit sich altägyptisches Gedankengut im spätantiken, koptischen Christentum erhalten hat (sog. survivals). Wobei der Schwerpunkt der Arbeit auf dem Gebiet der Jenseitsvorstellungen und Sepulkralbräuche liegt. (...)" * New addition to the Zurich Open Repository and Archive (ZORA) of the University of Zürich: -- Alexander Ahrens, Aegyptiaca in der nördlichen Levante. Eine Studie zur Kontextualisierung und Rezeption ägyptischer und ägyptisierender Objekte in der Bronzezeit, Leuven / Paris / Bristol, 2020. - XVIII, 451 pp. - pdf-file (11.2 MB) URL "In dieser interdisziplinären Studie untersucht Alexander Ahrens ägyptische Objekte, die in der nördlichen Levante (Libanon, Syrien und Regionen der Türkei) in Kontexten des zweiten Jahrtausends v. Chr. gefunden wurden. (..)" * Digitized book from the Internet Archive -- Elmar Edel, Beiträge zu den ägyptischen Sinaiinschriften, Göttingen, 1983 (Nachrichten der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen. I: Philologisch-Historische Klasse, Jahrgang 1983, Nr. 6) - 31 pp., 11 pls. - pdf-file (16.2 MB) URL "(Re)publication of a number of Sinai inscriptions. Part A deals with inscriptions from the Wadi Magharah (...) Part B is devoted to two inscriptions from the N.K. at Serabit el-Khadim, which both mention expeditions to Punt (...)" (from AEB 83.0332) * Digitized books from the Watson Library Digital Collections: - Publications of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition (PMMA) -- vol. 20: Hans Goedicke, Re-Used Blocks from the Pyramid of Amenemhet I at Lisht, [New York], 1971. - x, 162 pp. - pdf-file (51.6 MB) URL -- vol. 21: Dieter Arnold, The Temple of Mentuhotep at Deir el-Bahari. >From the Notes of Herbert Winlock, New York, 1979. - frontispiece, xv, 71 pp., 53 pls. - pdf-file (86.4 MB) URL --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * TBA --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- * Several more Online First articles are for free online at the site of the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology: URL -- Corinna Rossi, "On measuring ancient Egyptian architecture" -- Rune Olsen, "The dni-measure in ancient Egyptian tomb construction projects" -- Rennan Lemos, "A New Fragment from the Amarna Royal Tomb" [mentioned in EEF NEWS (1154)] * New addition to the Propylaeum-DOK repository: -- Anne Klammt, "Untersuchungen im südwestlichen Vorbereich der Stadt [Elephantine] des Alten Reiches", in: Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo, 58 (2002), pp. 174-177 URL * Bulletin archéologique des Écoles françaises à l’étranger [BAEFE], issue of November 2020, section Égypte: URL +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list, without (&).] * (&) An der Abteilung Kairo des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (DAI) ist voraussichtlich zum 01.04.2021 die Stelle eines wissenschaftlichen Projektmitarbeiters (m/w/d) (...) befristet für 3 Monate zu besetzen. (...) Der Aufgabenbereich umfasst insbesondere: Erstellung von Listen und Konkordanzen zwischen Beständen der Fotoarchive des Ägyptischen Museums Berlin und des German Archive, Kairo. (...) Application deadline: 25 November 2020. URL * (&) The Czech Institute of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, is looking for an Assistant Professor Specialisation: Egyptology, Egyptian archaeology, Old Kingdom architecture and iconography. (..) Full-time position; expected starting date: 1 February 2021. (..) Deadline for applications: 31 December 2020 URL * (&) The Department of Ancient Civilizations of the University of Basel invites applications for two PhD Student positions in Egyptology, from February 1, 2021, as part of the SNSF-funded PRIMA research project "Au-delà du texte. Les nouvelles compositions funéraires d'époque gréco-romaine: textualités et archéologie à Thèbes" led by Dr. Sandrine Vuilleumier. (..) [new] Application deadline: November 22 [was: 8], 2020. [new:] info: (in English and German) URL URL * (&) An der Fakultät für Geschichte, Kunst- und Regional- wissenschaften, Ägyptologisches Institut/Ägyptisches Museum – Georg Steindorff – ist ab dem 1. April 2021 vorbehaltlich der Stellenverfügbarkeit folgende Stelle zu besetzen: Akademischer Assistent (m/w/d) zunächst befristet für 3 Jahre mit Verlängerungsmöglichkeit um weitere 3 Jahre (...). Schwerpunkt auf der ägyptischen Philologie inklusive Kursivschriften (...). Deadline for applications: 20 November 2020. URL * (&) The Griffith Institute, University of Oxford, has two vacancies to offer support on the Institute’s long-standing projects (the Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB), the Topographical Bibliography (TopBib) and the Archive) and on the preparations for activities connected with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun: -- Project Officer Start date: 30 November 2020; application deadline: 11 November 2020. URL -- Assistant Administrator Start date: 23 November 2020; application deadline: 4 November 2020. URL * (&) The Department of Classics, Ancient History, and Egyptology at Swansea University is looking for a Tutor in Egyptology (fixed term position until 30th June 2021) Application deadline: ASAP? URL ---GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) The Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) annually awards two prizes to the best BA and (res)MA thesis on the ancient Near East (incl. Egypt) at a Dutch university in the current academic year. A call for submissions is open from 1 June to 1 October each year. URL * (&) Overview of NINO Funding Opportunities aimed at students/ researchers of the Ancient Near East incl. Egypt (Mobility Grants, Conference and Fieldwork Subsidies, etc). URL --AWARDS, PRIZES & CONTESTS-- * TBA --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) Egypt Exploration Society - online course (Zoom): -- "Top 10 Technologies of Ancient Egypt 2.0" tutor: Dr Sarah Doherty date: 19 October 2020 - 21 December, 2020 costs: £80.00 (members £40.00) booking: URL * (&) Online course organized by the Instituto de Estudios del Antiguo Egipto y La Térmica (Málaga): -- "El templo de Horus en Edfu: el libro de los secretos" Taught by Dr. Francisco Martin-Valentin (Director Projecto Visir Amen-Hotep, Huy) date: 10 October-08 November 2020 costs: EUR30 info: URL * (&) GlyphStudy, a free, student run, online study group, will be offering a Beginner’s section using James Hoch’s Middle Egyptian Grammar, starting April 20, 2020. For full information, please see the flyer at URL * (&) Free on-line course of Manchester University Egyptology: "Yellow Symposium" With a series of online video lectures by experts (Dr Steven Snape, Dr Campbell Price, Taneash Sidpura, Dr Nicky Nielsen, Dr Lidija McKnight) on the symbolisms of the color yellow and of gold. URL * (&) Giulio Magli would like to inform you that on the "Open Knowledge" platform of the Politecnico of Milan the MOOC (massive open online course) entitled "Archaeoastronomy: the science of stars and stones" is now avaliable. The course is and will always be 100% free of charge and the lessons are avaliable at any time. It is based on "weeks" made up of short lessons (less than 10 minutes each). The level is undergraduate. Of course Egypt has a key role and an entire "week" is devoted to it. I hope that you will find it useful for your teaching acitivities and that it may contribute to spread a correct approach to this discipline in the general public. To see the promo and access the course: URL * (&) HieroEducation - offering online Egyptology courses: URL "(..) We’re offering an Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs to begin with, and will be expanding our portfolio of courses from there. (..) The courses are entirely online, and are based around live classes where you can discuss what you’ve learned with your course tutor, and video lectures and other teaching materials (downloadable resources, quizzes and challenges and more) which you can access anytime you like. (..)" Tutor: Dr Joanna Kyffin * (&) A series of free, on-line classes in Egyptology are being offered by U. Manchester: URL --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * TBA --TRIPS&TOURS-- * TBA +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV&RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- ZDFinfo, November 28, 2020, 06:30-07:15 "Aufgedeckt - Rätsel der Geschichte: Der geheimnisvolle Pharao" [Psammetich I.] -- ARD-alpha, November 28, 2020, 14:00-15:00 "Mumien - Blick in die Vergangenheit" -- Phoenix, November 29, 2020, 00:00-03:00; November 29, 2020, 14:00-17:00; December 2, 2020, 03:00-06:00 "Pyramiden" [= "Die Pyramiden Cheops - Geheimnis der Felsenkammer"; "Die Pyramiden Gizeh - Die letzten Geheimnisse"; "Die Pyramiden Dahschur - Fantastische Entdeckungen"; "Die Pyramiden Sakkara - das erste Monument"] -- Arte, November 29, 2020, 13:30-14:20; December 2, 2020, 09:35-10:25 "Vom Schreiben und Denken. Die Saga der Schrift: (1) Der Anfang" -- Phoenix, December 1, 2020, 06:45-07:30 "Aufgedeckt - Rätsel der Geschichte. Die verlorene Stadt der Pharaonen" -- ZDFinfo, December 3, 2020, 11:15-12:00 "Mythen und Monster - Sphinx" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --SOFTWARE & APPS-- * (&) Serge Rosmorduc has just released version 7.4.2 of JSesh. It offers a more powerful search system. As usual, it can be downloaded from URL * (&) The Unicode font New Athena Unicode (URL) now supports the new Unicode 12.0 characters U+A7BC - LATIN CAPITAL LETTER GLOTTAL I U+A7BD - LATIN SMALL LETTER GLOTTAL I alias "Egyptological Yod" (URL). Cf. the table in Egyptological Transliteration in Unicode, PID: URL. --ONLINE AUDIO&VIDEO-- * Video of a lecture at the Museo Egizio, Turin: -- "Cause e conseguenze della pandemia che colpì Egitto e regno ittita nel XIV sec a.C.", by Stefano de Martino and Christian Greco (24 November 2020) [1h 41] URL * Video of another e-lecture at the Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst: -- " "Wie wir wurden, was wir sind" - Ein Museum für Alle, von Roxane Bicker (2 November 2020) [48 min] URL [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Mediathek Arte / Médiathèque Arte: -- "Vom Schreiben und Denken. Die Saga der Schrift" URL -- "L'odyssée de l'écriture" URL Three-part documentary on the origins and development of writing [52 mins. each]. Online until January 19, 2021. * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --MUSIC & THEATRE--- [Next two items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Captation de l’Opéra « Akhnaten » de Philip Glass" URL "Utilisant des textes de l’époque, dont un poème du pharaon lui-même, Akhnaten parcourt le règne du monarque, aussi brillant qu’original, depuis son accession au trône après la mort de son père Aménophis III, jusqu’à sa chute." Includes a trailer [0:59 mins.] -- The whole opera: "Akhnaten de Philip Glass" [121 mins.] URL with French or English subtitles. * Press report: "Le Pharaon au masque d'or (streaming)" URL "Mettre en scène un opéra de Glass n’est pas chose aisée, puisque le livret ne propose pas d’intrigue ni de véritable narration à proprement parler. (...) L’approche de Lucinda Childs est, heureusement, éminemment symbolique. Le décor du scénographe Bruno de Lavenère présente au centre de la scène un immense disque couleur de feu, inclinable à volonté et pivotant sur lui-même, et sur lequel les personnages principaux évoluent. (...) Si ce dispositif a l’avantage d’être non seulement symboliquement bien pensé – le disque représentant le soleil qu’Akhénaton vénère –, il est aussi particulièrement esthétique (...) Toutefois, revers de la médaille, la direction d’acteurs en pâtit : la plupart du temps malheureusement, les chanteurs sont bien trop statiques. (...) Pire encore, le pinacle de l’opéra, « Hymn », arrive à ennuyer le spectateur, Akhnaten se contentant de tourner en rond sur son disque. Il en ressort une forme de pauvreté, ou peut-être, d’inaboutissement." --MISCELLANEOUS-- * TBA +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA +++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --VIRTUAL LECTURES (via ZOOM)--- * TBA --USA-- a) American Research Center in Egypt * TBA b) ARCE/New York Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2020; 6:00 PM place: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 15 East 84th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), New York, New York costs: free; RSVP required at URL c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2020; 7:30 p.m. place: Room 238, Smith Memorial Student Center, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon costs: free admission; open to the public info: lecture abstract at URL d) ARCE/ Northern California Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2020; 3 pm place: Room 20, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley Campus info: email info: URL e) - f) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date: ...., 2020; 1pm - 5pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeoolgy and Anthropology, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA info: URL g) Yale University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) * TBA date: ... 2020. place: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: .., 2020; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2020; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2020; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date:... 2020; 10h - 16h place: UQAM, local PK-5115, Départ. de Mathématiques, 201 ave du Président-Kennedy (métro Place-des-Arts, sortie Jeanne-Mance), Montréal, QC H2X 3Y7 costs: 15$ membre-étudiant; 25$ membre; 30$ non-membre info: email * TBA date: ..., 2020; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2020; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) American Research Center in Egypt * 71st Annual Meeting of ARCE (ARCE Annual Meeting 2020) date: cancelled [was: April 3-5, 2020] place: Hilton Toronto, Toronto, ON costs: "all registration fees for the Annual Meeting and its associated events will be fully refunded." info: URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * BM Annual Egyptological Colloquium: "The Art of Embalming. Practice, evolution and materiality" date: 2–3 September 2021 [postponed; was: 10-11 September 2020] info: call for papers at URL info: URL * The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Egyptology: TBA date: TBA place: BP Lecture Theatre b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * TBA date: ... 2020; 18.30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: free to members, guests welcome info: email c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * Fifth British Egyptology Congress (BEC5) date: throughout September and October 2020 [was: 4th-6th September 2020] place: will be held online (ZOOM) [was: Durham University] costs: free; you may register for each panel separately info: email info: press release at URL d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * TBA date: .. 2020; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 costs: free for members, £2.00 for non-members. info: URL e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ... 2020; 1.30pm, for a 2pm start - 4.30pm place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Redbridge Lane Entrance, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 0XN costs: Saturday Meeting fees - Adult Members £3.00, Adult non members £6.00 info: email info: abstract at URL * TBA date: .... 2020; 1.30pm, for a 2pm start - 4.30pm place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Redbridge Lane Entrance, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 0XN costs: Saturday Meeting fees - Adult Members £3.00, Adult non members £6.00 info: email info: abstract at URL f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Swansea University * TBA date: ... 2020; 7.00pm place: The Mall Room, Taliesin Create, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP costs: free for members, £3.00 non-members info: telephone 01792 295960 g) Manchester Ancient Egypt Society (MAES) URL * TBA date: ... 2020; doors open at 6:30pm for a 7.00pm start place: Manchester Conference Centre / Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB. costs: everyone welcome h) - i) Essex Egyptology Group * TBA j) - k) Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB * The Glanville Lecture 2020: "Neferiti in the tomb of Tutankhamun", by Dr Nicholas Reeves date: TBA [postponed; was: 29 April 2020] place: Lecture Room 9, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge costs: free, but booking is required; email to email info: URL l) - m) - n) - o) - p) University of Birmingham * 7th Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium: "Biography in ancient Egypt" [new] date: cancelled [was: 29th May 2020] info: URL q) Egyptian Society Taunton * TBA date: ... 2020; 2.00pm start, the door opens at 1.45 place: The Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4EP costs: £6 for members and £7.50 for non-members info: URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 2pm start. place: Devon Archaeological Society, Dix's Field, Exeter, EX1 1QA. costs: members £6, non-members £7.50 info: email * TBA date: ... 2020; 2pm start. place: St James Church, St James Street, Taunton, Somerset costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £8 info: URL r) - s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 1:45pm place: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum (Lecture Room), Glasgow G3 8AG costs: £4 members, £6 non-members (membership can be taken out /renewed at the door or see website) info: email info: URL URL Twitter: @EgyptScotland t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society (Oxon, Berks, Bucks) URL * TBA date: .... 2020; 2.00pm place: Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, RG5 4JB info: email info: lecture abstract at URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 2:00 pm place: Oakwood Centre, Headley Road,Woodley, RG5 4JZ info: URL u) - v) - w) - x) University of Cambridge * The 3rd Lady Wallis Budge Egyptology Symposium: "Compulsion and Control in Ancient Egypt" date: August 27th - August 28th, 2020 place: digital format [was: Christ’s College, Cambridge] info: info: press release at --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 9:45-17:30 place: University of Amsterdam info: provisional program at URL * TBA date: .. 2020 place: Leemans-zaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden info: email b) International Association of Egyptologists * Thirteenth International Congress of Egyptologists (ICE XIII) date: 6-12 August 2023 place: Leiden info: bid prospectus at URL c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2020; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) - e) Mehen URL * TBA --GERMANY-- a) Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz FB 07, Institut für Altertumswissenschaften – Ägyptologie Hegelstraße 59, 55122 Mainz * 52. Ständige Ägyptolog*innen-Konferenz (SÄK) 2020: "Ägyptologie 2021 [was: 2020]" date: 9-11 July 2021 [postponed; was: 17-19 July 2020] info: URL info: URL b) Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Aegyptologie * 11. Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Aegyptologie (BAJA 11): "Discourse: Agents, Object, Relationships" date: 6-8 May 2021 place: TBA (partly digital) c) - d) - e) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Gabelsbergerstraße 35, München * International Conference "Perspectives on the Ramesside Military System" date: 2-3 July 2021 [2nd postponement; was: 27-28 November 2020, and was: May 29-30, 2020] place: Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Auditorium costs: registration at email info: preliminary program at URL f) Ägyptologisches Institut, Universität Heidelberg * 14th International Conference of Demotic Studies (ICDS) date: 30 August 2021 - 3 September 2021 [postponed; was: 31 August 2020 - 4 September 2020] info: email info: Erster Rundbrief at URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * TBA b) Egypt Exploration Society (EES) Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * TBA date: ... 2020; 5 pm place: Garden Room, British Council, 192 El Nil Street, Agouza, Egypt. costs: free info: abstract at URL c) Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO) 37 rue al-Cheikh Aly Youssef, Cairo, Egypt 11441 * TBA d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2020; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW, Research Centre in Cairo AND Institut français d'archéologie orientale * Conference: "Meeting the Other: Transfers and cultural interactions around the Nile Valley" Deadline for call for papers is 31st December, 2020. date: 27-29 March 2021. place: PCMA UW and IFAO, Cairo info: URL URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * TBA date: ..., 2020; 5:30 pm place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, Ministry of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek costs: free and open to all info: email g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek URL email * TBA date: ...January 2020; 6 pm info: email h) - i) - j) Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw Research Centre in Cairo 11 Mahalla st., Cairo –Heliopolis, Egypt * TBA date: ... 2018; 6:00 p.m. place: Research Centre in Cairo 11, Mahalla St., Heliopolis info: URL --ITALY-- a) Museo Egizio Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123, Torino * TBA date: ..., 2020; 6:00 p.m. place: Sala Conferenze, Museo Egizio di Torino costs: free and open to all info: URL b) World Congress on Mummy Studies * 10th World Congress on Mummy Studies (WMC 2020) date: 13 – 17 September 2021 [postponed; was: 31 August 2020 – 03 September 2020] place: NOI Techpark, Via Alessandro Volta, 13, 39100 Bolzano BZ info: URL c) - d) Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna * 12th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (12th ICAANE) date: 6-10 April 2021 [postponed; was: 14-18 April 2020] place: University of Bologna info: info: Second Circular at URL info: Third Circular at URL e) University of Pisa * TBA date: ... 2020 place: Aula D 1, Palazzo Carità (Via Pasquale Paoli 15) – 56126 Pisa info: email info: URL f) - g) - h) University of Naples "L'Orientale" * 4th Sudan Studies Research Conference date: cancelled [was: 8 May 2020] info: Call for Papers and abstracts form at URL --FRANCE-- a) Université Littoral Côte d’Opale * Conference "Mariette, deux siècles après" Abstracts of papers are invited before 30th of September 2019 (#). date: 20th-21st May 2021 place: Centre Universitaire du Musée, ULCO, 34 Grande Rue, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer info: email b) Comité international pour l’Égyptologie (CIPEG) International Committees of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) URL * CIPEG Annual Meeting 2021 “Egypt, Sudan and Abroad” date: winter 2021 [postponed; was: 7-11 December 2020] place: Paris c) Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) * "Origins.7: Seventh International Conference on Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt" Abstracts of papers are invited before 1st September 2019. date: 6-10 September 2021 [postponed; was: 7-11 September 2020] place: Auditorium, Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), 2 Rue Vivienne - 75002 Paris info: URL info: email info: First Circular at URL --SWEDEN-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - --SPAIN-- a) - b) Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (UAH) Pza. San Diego, s/n, 28801 - Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 09:00-20:00 h. place: Universidad de Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid), Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Salón de actos c) University of Jaén * "8th International Conference 'Old Kingdom Art & Archaeology'" (OKAA 8) date: June 2022 [postponed; was: June 2021] --AUSTRALIA-- a) - --DENMARK-- a) - --SWITZERLAND-- a) - --GREECE-- a) Hellênnikon Institouton Aigyptiologias (Hellenic Institute of Egyptology) * TBA info: email info: URL b) Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) URL * Conference: Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) 2020 date: 13-17 May 2021 [postponed; was: 26 - 30 September 2020] place: University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece info: URL info: email --AUSTRIA-- a) - --HUNGARY-- a) - --SLOVAKIA-- a) Egypt and Austria Society * Conference: Egypt and Austria XIII date: October 2021 [postponed; was: 21-25 October 2020] place: Topolcianky info: URL --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Czech Institute of Egyptology Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague * Conference "Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2020" date: TBA, 2021 [postponed; was: June 29, 2020 - July 3, 2020] place: Charles University costs: EUR 120 (registered speakers/poster presenters EUR 100; students EUR 80); registration (before June 14) at URL info: URL b) World Archaeological Congress URL * 9th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-9 2020) The call for sessions is open until 15 November 2019, the call for papers/posters is open until 15 December 2019. date: 4–9 July 2021 [postponed; was: 5–10 July 2020] place: Cubex Centrum, Prague info: URL --ARGENTINA-- a) - --JAPAN-- a) - --SOUTH AFRICA-- a) The Egyptian Society of South Africa URL * TBA date: ... 2020; 19h30 place: St George's Grammar School in Mowbray info: email +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-4007 URL * “Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities” date: July 4, 2020 – January 18, 2021 [postponed; was: May 23, 2020 - January 18, 2021] The exhibition will display 293 artefacts from Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, discovered during Franck Goddio’s underwater excavations, of which 18 from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 22 from the Graeco-roman Museum, 31 from Alexandria National museum, 15 from Bibliotheca Alexandrina museum and 207 artefacts from the Sunken monuments department. Earlier venues were the Arab World Institute in Paris (8 September 2015 - 31 January 2016; "Osiris, mystères engloutis d'Egypte"), the British Museum in London (19 May 2016 – 27 November 2016; "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds"), Museum Rietberg. Zürich (10 February 2017 - 13 August 2017; "Osiris - Das versunkene Geheimnis Ägyptens"), St. Louis Art Museum (March 25, 2018 - September 9, 2018), Minneapolis Institute of Art (“Egypt’s Sunken Cities”, November 4, 2018 - April 14, 2019), and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (“Sunken Cities: The Enchanting World of Egypt”, October 5, 2019 - April 2020). info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports (about the opening) at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL b) Natural History Museum of Utah 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 URL * “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs” date: May 15, 2021 - January 2, 2022 [postponed; was: February 13, 2021 - September 19, 2021] Exhibition of more than 350 artifacts dealing with ancient Egypt. info: URL c) The Georgia Museum of Art University of Georgia 90 Carlton Street, Athens, Ga. 30602-1502 URL * "Modernism Foretold: The Nadler Collection of Late Antique Art from Egypt" date: November 5, 2020 – September 26, 2021 Exhibition of 56 Coptic objects (3rd to the 8th c. CE) from the collection of the Nadler family. info: URL "(..) On display will be 56 objects, among them a marble Corinthian capital with crosses and eagles from the Monastery of St. Menas; two sections of large tapestries used as wall hangings in churches or homes; small textile fragments which originally embellished tunics used in burials; 19 works of sculpture derived from funerary sites; and miniature bone carvings that were embedded into pieces of furniture, bridal caskets and small chests for storing jewelry and other precious items. “Modernism Foretold” draws attention to the history of the collection and to changing perceptions of late antique art from Egypt. (...)" info: English press report at URL "(..) At the turn of the century, Coptic art was viewed as a historical precursor to modernism. (..)" d) History Museum of Mobile 111 South Royal Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602 * "Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life" date: February 26, 2021 - June 27, 2021 Exhibition of more than 100 ancient Egyptian artifacts, concerning funeral practices, on loan from the Museo Egizio of Florence. Earlier at the Museum of Natural History, Halifax, Canada (February 22, 2020 - TBA, 2021) and before that at many venues in Europe. info: URL e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "A Woman's Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt" date: December 15, 2016 - long-term [was: till March 24, 2017] Exhibition with 25 ancient Egyptian artefacts that explore the differences between male and female access to the afterlife. info: URL info: press release [PDF] at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Egyptian medicine taught that an entombed woman faced a biological barrier to rebirth. The ancient Egyptians believed that in human reproduction it was The Man who created the fetus, and transferred it to the woman during intercourse. This ultimately made rebirth impossible for a woman alone. To overcome this perceived problem a priest ritually transformed a woman's mummy into a man long enough to create a fetus. The ritual for this transformation required representing a woman with red skin on her coffin--- the color normally assigned to a man. Furthermore, artisans inscribed the coffin with spells that addressed the woman in masculine pronouns for a priest to recite. The use of "male" color and strategically inflected language had the power to change her gender in the coffin. A woman later returned to her original female state and incubated herself for rebirth into the afterlife as a woman. (..)" URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The show demonstrates this concept with a coffin from the museum’s collection (around 1292-1190 BC), which portrays the deceased with male skin (conventionally red) on the coffin’s exterior—addressed by four gods using a masculine pronoun—and with female skin (conventionally yellow) on the mummy’s mask. Around 25 objects from the museum’s collection are on view, including pieces never before exhibited, like a collar with Atum, a male god who created the world all on his own. There is also a statuette of Atum holding his erect phallus in his hand, which is a feminine word in Egyptian. “This is the way [he created the world]—quite literally, masturbating,” Bleiberg says. Other objects, like two wooden statues, show that females are once again treated as women when they enter the afterlife, despite their portrayal with male attributes on their coffins. There are also statues of Osiris and Isis. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL * "Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt" date: postponed or cancelled [was: May 22, 2020 - TBA] Exhibition that explores the history of iconoclasm in relation to ancient Egyptian art, via nearly forty masterpieces from the Museum's collection. Earlier at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis (March 22, 2019 – August 11, 2019) and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville (January 31, 2020 – September 20, 2020). info: press release at URL f) Kelsey Museum of Archeology University of Michigan, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390. (The public entrance is on Maynard Street.) URL * "Randal Stegmeyer: Exposing the Past" [was: "Kelsey Contemporaries: Randal Stegmeyer"] date: May 1, 2020 – January 3, 2021 Online exhibition of photographs of Kelsey Museum artefacts, made by U-M photographer Randal Stegmeyer. info: URL "The *online exhibition* opens May 1, 2020. We look forward to welcoming you to visit the exhibition in person when it is possible to reopen our galleries to the public." info: URL g) North Carolina Musem of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607 URL * “Golden Mumies of Egypt” date: February 13, 2021 – July 11 [was: 4], 2021 [2nd postponement; was: October 2020 - April 2021] [1st postponement; was: September 19, 2020 – January 10, 2021] Exhibition with 100 artefacts from Graeco-Roman Egypt, incl. 8 mummies, on loan from Manchester Museum. It will travel to other US venues untill 2022; earlier at the Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo, New York (February 8, 2020 - October 18, 2020). info: URL "While we work to confirm our fall exhibitions timeline, the Golden Mummies of Egypt exhibition member presale previously scheduled for June 2nd has been postponed. We'll announce an updating on its opening and ticketing in the coming weeks." info: URL (Its stay at the Buffalo Museum of Science had been prolonged till October 18, 2020.) info: English press report at URL h) Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 URL * “Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt” date: October 9, 2021 – January 16, 2022 [was: TBA] [postponed; was: August 21, 2021 – January 9, 2022] Exhibition with over 230 artefacts dealing with royal women (e.g., Nefertari, Ahmes-Nefertari, Tawosret, Hatshepsut), on loan from several museums, notably the Museo Egizio di Torino. Earlier at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco ("Reines d'Egypte", July 12, 2008 - September 10, 2008), the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden ("Koninginnen van de Nijl", 18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017), Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal (10 April 2018 - 4 November 2018), National Geographic Museum, Washington DC (“Queens of Egypt”; March 1, 2019 - September 2, 2019), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City ("Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt", November 15, 2019 - March 13, 2020); will travel to the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth (November 15, 2020 – March 28, 2021). info: URL info: English press report at URL "The Portland Art Museum, shuttered since March 14 because of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, is making plans to reopen in the second week of July. (..)" i) Discovery Center of Idaho 131 W. Myrtle Street, Boise, Idaho 83702 URL * "King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb" date: July 7, 2020 [was: May 1, 2020] - TBA Travelling exhibition with replicas of KV62 objects. info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL j) Carnegie Science Center One Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212 URL * "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition" date: October 5, 2019 - January 1, 2021 [prolongation; was: till April 19, 2020] The travelling exhibition with ca. 40 human and animal mummies and ca. 85 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. It was at many venues in the USA (2015 - 2017) and Europe (2018), and most recently at the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix (February 10, 2019 - September 2, 2019). info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL The museum has reopened to the public on June 29, 2020. info: English press report at URL k) Penn Museum 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 URL * "Community Spotlight: Bronze Statue of Isis and Horus" (mini-exhibition) date: October 10, 2020 – TBA Exhibition spotlighting of a public's favorite: a bronze statue of Isis and Horus. info: URL * Opening of the Ancient Egypt and Nubia Galleries date: TBA, 2023 [was: 2022] info: English press report at URL "(..) The museum’s lower Egyptian gallery (..) closed last summer [2018] for extensive renovations. The upper Egyptian gallery is expected to close late this year [2019]. (..)" * Opening of the Sphinx Gallery date: 16 November 2019 - Ongoing Several redesigned galleries will (re)open, with hundreds of objects going on public display for the first time: the new Mexico and Central America Gallery and the Africa Galleries, the renovated Harrison Auditorium performance hall, and the Sphinx Gallery (with the monumental Sphinx of Rameses II in a renewed Entrance hall). The new Ancient Egypt and Nubia Galleries will follow in 2023. info: URL info: URL [new] info: Sphinx Gallery info page - URL info: URL info: URL "Our Main Entrance will be completely transformed as we open up staircases and windows that have been sealed for decades, and create a new, adjacent gallery space—with our 25,000-pound sphinx of Ramses II at its heart—that will be visible as soon as you set foot inside. (..)" URL "The new Sphinx Gallery, created by removing and covering the 1915 stairs to the Harrison Auditorium, will also house objects from each curatorial section, regularly rotated displays of a single highlighted object in an elegant small circular space, and a comfortable visitor seating and orientation area, as well as a new passenger elevator." info: English press report at URL l) - m) - n) - o) - p) - q) The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Met Fifth Avenue 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 URL * “Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis” date: October 11, 2017 – May 23, 2021 [3rd prolongation; was: till June 7, 2020; was: till October 21, 2019, was: till September 30, 2018] The exhibition will feature some 30 works from the excavations of the MMA in the Kharga Oasis, at sites dating to the third and seventh centuries A.D., a time of transition between the Roman and early Byzantine periods. On view will be ceramics, ostraca (pottery shards used as writing surfaces), jewelry from burials, glassware, coins, copies of frescoes with early Christian images, and early 20th-century site photography. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL r) - s) Buffalo Museum of Science 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, New York 14211 URL * "Golden Mummies of Egypt" date: February 8, 2020 - January 3, 2021 [2nd prolongation; was: till October 18, 2020] [1st prolongation; was: till June 21, 2020] Exhibition with 100 artefacts from Graeco-Roman Egypt, on loan from Manchester Museum. It will travel to North Carolina Museum of Art and other US venues untill 2022. info: URL info: blog report at URL info: English press reports at URL [Not accessible from Europe] URL [Not accessible from Europe] info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The museum shut its doors March 14 to protect its staff and visitors, and help contain the disease's spread. That upended financial calculations and, for now, has left the state of the exhibit, which was only about a quarter of the way through its run, in a state of suspended animation. (..) There is a chance the exhibit can be extended into the early fall if – and it's a big if – the museum can reopen this summer. (..)" info: English press reports at URL "The Buffalo Museum of Science announced Monday they will begin gradual reopening Friday, July 10, (..) on a three-day schedule of Friday, Saturday and Sunday (..)." URL URL URL t) The Saunders Castle at Park Plaza 130 Columbus Avenue, Boston MA 02116 URL * "Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" date: cancelled! [was: "opening Fall 2020"] [was: 1st postponement; was: June 13, 2020 - January 3, 2021] Exhibition to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb, with over 150 authentic[!] artifacts from KV62, 60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt. Earlier at the California Science Center, Los Angeles (March 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019), La Grande halle de la Villette, Paris (23 March 2019 - 15 September 2019). and the Saatchi Gallery, London (2 November 2019 - 3 May 2020); it was planned to travel to the Australia, Japan, Canada, South Korea, and two other unnamed countries, as part of a 10-city international tour, but COVID made an end to the tour. info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Initially Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts was approached to host Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, but it lacked sufficient display space at the appropriate time. (..)" info: English press reports at URL With video of TV report. URL With video of TV report. URL With video of TV report. URL With audio-file of radio report. URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "The temporary exhibition of King Tutankhamun entitled "Tutankhamun ...Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" will return back from London to Egypt. (...)" u) - v) - w) - x) - y) Glencairn Museum 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 URL * “Sacred Adornment: Jewelry as Belief in Ancient Egypt” date: February 29, 2020 - November 8, 2020 AND January 19, 2021 - October 31, 2021 [prolongation; was: till November 1, 2020] Exhibition with ancient Egyptian jewelry in the Museum's collection, exploring how it was used by both the living and the dead to adorn, to protect, and to express devotion to the divine. info: URL z) Kimbell Art Museum 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 URL * “Queen Nefertari’s Egypt” date: December 6, 2020 - March 14, 2021 [was: November 15, 2020 – March 28, 2021] Exhibition with over 230 artefacts dealing with royal women (e.g., Nefertari, Ahmes-Nefertari, Tawosret, Hatshepsut), on loan from several museums, notably the Museo Egizio di Torino. Also includes a reconstruction of a room of Nefertari's tomb. Earlier at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco ("Reines d'Egypte", July 12, 2008 - September 10, 2008), the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden ("Koninginnen van de Nijl", 18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017), Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal (10 April 2018 - 4 November 2018), National Geographic Museum, Washington DC (“Queens of Egypt”; March 1, 2019 - September 2, 2019) and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City ("Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt", November 15, 2019 - March 29, 2020). info: URL "(..) some 230 exceptional objects, including statues, jewelry, vases, papyrus, steles, mummies, wooden coffins, and stone sarcophagi, as well as tools and various items of daily life from the artisan village of Deir-el-Medina (..)" [It is not clear if the exhibition has been slimmed down. AKE] info: English press report at URL --CANADA-- a) - b) Musée canadien de l’Histoire / Canadian Museum of History 100, rue Laurier, Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8 URL URL * “Reines d’Égypte” date: TBA [postponed; was: 8 May 2020 - 12 October 2020] [was: 10 April 2020 - 4 November 2020] Exhibition with over 350 artefacts dealing with royal women (e.g., Nefertari, Ahmes-Nefertari, Tawosret, Hatshepsut), on loan from several museums, notably the Museo Egizio di Torino. Also includes a reconstruction of a room of Nefertari's tomb. Earlier at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco ("Reines d'Egypte", July 12, 2008 - September 10, 2008), the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden ("Koninginnen van de Nijl", 18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017), Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal (10 April 2018 - 4 November 2018), the National Geographic Museum, Washington DC (“Queens of Egypt”; March 1, 2019 - September 2, 2019), and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City ("Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt", November 15, 2019 - March 29, 2020). info: URL info: source - URL Uitleen internationaal Egyptische afdeling Jubelparkmuseum. c) Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 URL * "Egyptian Mummies: Ancient Lives. New Discoveries" [was: "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives"] date: September 19, 2020 - March 21, 2021 [was: May 16, 2020 - September 7, 2020] Travelling exhibition featuring six mummies from the British Museum and ca. 200 artefacts that illustrate their lives. Earlier in Australia (2016/2017), Hong Kong and Taiwan, and most recently at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (September 14, 2019 - February 2, 2020). info: URL info: URL "Coming Soon - Stay tuned for revised dates" info: English press reports at URL URL d) Musée de la Civilisation de Québec 85 Rue Dalhousie, Québec city (Québec) G1K 8R2 URL * "Pharaons superstars" date: June 2022 - TBA [was: May 6, 2021 – March 6, 2022] Exhibition about the role of the pharaons in history and popular culture, with 300 objecs on loan from many museums. Earlier at Mucem, Marseille (29 April 2020 - 17 August 2020) and Musée Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa (TBA). info: source - URL e) Museum of Natural History 1747 Summer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3A6 URL * "Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life" date: February 22, 2020 - TBA, 2021 [2nd prolongation; was: till November 8, 2020] [1st prolongation; was: till June 21, 2020] Exhibition of more than 100 ancient Egyptian artifacts, concerning funeral practices, on loan from the Museo Egizio of Florence. Will travel to other venues. info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: French press report at URL "Le processus de momification est au centre de l'exposition « Momies égyptiennes et vie éternelle », qui s'installe pour une toute première fois en Amérique du Nord." --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT URL * TBA b) - c) Manchester Museum Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL * Closure of the Ancient Worlds Galleries (including the Ancient Egypt galleries) date: 1 October 2018 - early 2021 info: URL URL Lists some 'farewell' events (Sept. 20). URL "(..) Manchester Museum will also be lending Egyptian artefacts to a larger number of external exhibitions on a temporary basis such as Bolton, Liverpool, and Wakefield and at several venues around Europe. While the Ancient Worlds galleries are closed, access to stored collections will continue for researchers. Upon re-opening in 2021, a larger number of the museum’s Egyptology collections will be on display, including never-before-seen stonework. (..)" d) - e) - f) - g) - h) Natural History Museum at Tring The Walter Rothschild building Akeman Street, Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 6AP URL * "Animal Mummies: What's Inside" date: 14 March 2020 - 17 October 2021 [prolongation; was: till 18 October 2020] Exhibition about animal mummies from Ancient Egypt and the modern research conducted on them; with items from the Tring’s own collection and items on loan from Manchester Museum. info: URL The exhibition will reopen on 24 October after museum closure. info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL i) John Gray Centre 15 Lodge Street, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3DX URL * “Discovering Ancient Egypt” date: TBA [was: 16 May 2020 - 27 September 2020] Touring exhibition of the National Museums Scotland, about the contribution Scotland has made to Egyptology. Most recently at Montrose Museum (8 June 2019 - 7 Sept 2019), Baird Institute, Cumnock (14 Sept 2019 – 14 Dec 2019), and Perth Museum & Art Gallery (1 August 2020 - 4 October 2020). info: source - URL [The museum is currently closed, so opening date is uncertain.] j) The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS URL * “Sights of Wonder: Photographs from the 1862 Royal Tour" [online exhibition] date: June 12, 2020 – TBA info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Remarkable photographs from the 1862 royal tour of the Middle East by the future Edward VII are to go on display in what will be the first online-only show organised by the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham. The images, taken by Francis Bedford, are from what was the first British royal tour to be documented through photography. They show the Prince of Wales taking in jaw-dropping historical sites, including the pyramids of Egypt and the ruined temples of Karnak in Thebes. (..)" info: English press report at URL k) Perth Museum & Art Gallery 78 George St, Perth PH1 5LB URL * "Conservation in Action: Saving the Perth Mummy" date: 14 January 2020 - 8 March 2021 [prolongation; was: till 19 April 2020] info: URL * "Discovering Ancient Egypt" date: 1 August 2020 - 4 October 2020 [was: 25 January 2020 - 3 May 2020] Touring exhibition of the National Museums Scotland, about the contribution Scotland has made to Egyptology. In 2019 it toured several other venues, and it will travel to the John Gray Centre, Haddington later (date TBA). info: URL URL l) - m) The Box Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AX URL * Opening of the Museum date: 16 May 2020 – ongoing The Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, closed since 3 September 2016, has now been transformed into The Box (previously referred to as the Plymouth History Centre). info: press release at URL URL info: collection info at URL (Includes several ancient Egyptian objects, incl. two coffins: URL) --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * “Verbeelding van Egypte” date: 10 October 2020 – 28 February 2021 Exhibition of ca 50 books, drawings, photos, and other documents from the Egyptian collection of the RMO. One of the centerpieces is a 6th c. Coptic codex. info: URL * "Sakkara: Leven in een dodenstad" [Saqqara: Living in a necropolis] date: 1 June 2020 - 22 November 2020 [was: 9 March 2020 - 2 August 2020] Exhibition about religious traditions in ancient Egypt; with, e.g., papyri, a bronze cat sarcophagus, and coffin fragments, all found in Saqqara. info: URL info: URL info: video [9 min.] of an exhibition tour (in Dutch) at URL info: Dutch press report at URL * “Glas” date: 1 June 2020 - 28 February 2021 [was: 24 April 2020 – 30 August 2020] Exhibition with the best pieces of historical glass from the Museum's collection; originating from ancient Egypt, classical Greece & Rome, and the Netherlands. info: URL For "24 April", read "whenever the museum may reopen"] "(..) In de tentoonstelling ziet u een aantal van de vroegste glazen voorwerpen uit het oude Egypte, zoals cosmeticaflessen en amuletten. (..)" * “Op zoek naar Toetanchamon” [Searching for Tutankhamun] date: 10 October 2020 – 5 September [was: October] 2021 Exhibition about KV62, with replicas, and aimed at children. info: source - URL info: URL * "De Ontdekking van Egypte" [Egypt, Land of Discoveries] date: TBA, 2022 Exhibition with 270 objects from the collection of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (250 pharaonic antiquities and 20 19th century plates); it will first tour to eight Japanese cities (July 2020 - April 2022). b) Allard Pierson Oude Turfmarkt 127-129, 1012 GC Amsterdam URL * "Van Nijl tot Amstel" [From the Nile to the Amstel] date: 15 September 2020 - ongoing info: URL Opening of the new permanent displays. --GERMANY-- a) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim URL * "Faszination Ägypten. Frühe Grafiken und Aquarelle aus dem Land der Pharaonen" date: 26 September 2020 – 5 April 2021 Exhibition of original watercolor paintings by David Roberts, dated between 1842 and 1849. info: URL info: German press report at URL b) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Gabelsbergerstraße 35, München * "Voll ent-wickelt [- Die Münchner Ochsenmumie]" date: 24 November 2019 - 10 January 2021 [2nd prolongation; was: till 31 October 2020] [1st prolongation; was: till 31 January 2020] Exhibition about the research on an unwrapped bovine mummy. info: URL info: flyer with info and history of the mummy - URL c) Neues Museum Bodestraße, 10178 Berlin URL * “Momentaufnahmen – Nubien um 1900” [Photographic Memories – Nubia Around 1900] date: 6 March 2020 – 10 January 2021 [prolongation; was: till 30 August 2020] Exhibition about the journey of Georg Steindorff, Ludwig Borchardt, Heinrich Schäfer, Hermann Thiersch, and Curt von Grünau to the region between the 1st and 2nd Nile cataracts, illustrated by info: URL info: URL info: URL "3. Quartal 2020 bis Mitte 3. Quartal 2020" info: German press report at URL info: English press report at URL "In March 1900, a delegation of five German scholars set off to explore Nubia, the region which straddles southern Egypt and northern Sudan and encompasses the First and Second Nile Cataracts. (..) They documented their travels by taking hundreds of photographs of Nubia’s topography in all its raw beauty, as well as its people and their way of life. (..) For years, though, most of these prints were considered lost. Then in 2015, during a comprehensive stock-take in the archives of the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, six unlabelled boxes were opened and found to contain 341 Nubia photographs. (...)" info: German press report at URL "Schäfer (1868–1957) reist gemeinsam mit zwei Kollegen – Georg Steindorff (1861–1951) und Ludwig Borchardt (1863–1938), Letzterer in Begleitung seines Dieners Chalîl –, dem Architekten und Altertumswissenschaftler Hermann Thiersch (1874–1939) sowie dem im Kairoer Generalkonsulat stationierten Diplomaten Freiherr Curt von Grünau (1871–1939). (...) Ihr besonderes Interesse gilt dabei der Erforschung der damals wenig bekannten pharaonischen Grenzfestungen des Mittleren und Neuen Reiches (um 2040–1650 vor Christus). (...) Obwohl Schäfer in seinen Aufzeichnungen mehrfach erwähnt, dass seinerzeit auch zahlreiche Fotografien gemacht werden, gelten die Bilder zum Zeitpunkt der Edition des Tagebuches bis auf wenige Ausnahmen als verschollen. (...) Bei der Erschließung der Archivbestände des Ägyptischen Museums und der Papyrussammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin werden 2015 sechs unbeschriftete Buchkassetten entdeckt. Deren Inhalt erweist sich als Sensation: Es ist die fotografische Dokumentation der Nubien-Reise im Frühjahr 1900 – mehr als 300 auf Karton montierte Papierabzüge. (...) Nun wird ein kleiner Teil dieses Schatzes erstmalig öffentlich präsentiert. (...) Die Fotografien sind 120 Jahre nach der Expedition eine wichtige Quelle für die Forschung. Denn der Kulturraum, den die fünf Reisenden seinerzeit erkunden, existiert nicht mehr." d) Museum Berggruen Schloßstraße 1, 14059 Berlin URL * “Klee in Nordafrika. 1914 Tunesien | Ägypten 1928 date: 5 September 2020 - 10 January 2021 [postponed; was: 3 March 2020 – 1 June 2020] Exhibition about the journey of Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) to North Africa and the influence this had on his work. info: URL info: source - URL "3. Quartal 2020 bis Mitte 3. Quartal 2020" info: German press report at URL e) - f) James-Simon-Galerie Eiserne Brücke, 10178 Berlin URL * "James Simon. Die Kunst des sinnvollen Gebens" [James Simon. The Art of Giving Well] date: 11 May 2021 - 25 July 2021 [postponed; was: 7 May 2020 - 12 July 2020] info: URL info: URL URL g) - h) - i) - j) - k) - l) Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * "Sinnüberschuss und Sinnreduktion von, durch und mit Objekten. Materialität von Kulturtechniken zur Bewältigung von Außergewöhnlichem" date: 14 January 2019 - TBA [prolongated; was: till 31 May 2019] Opening exhibition of a new transdisciplinary project that explores the use of objects and symbols to invoke good luck and repel bad fortune, accross different cultures and time periods. With a section about ancient Egypt. info: URL * "Kaiserliche Pharaonen – Pharaonische Kaiser. Die Herrschaft der römischen Principes zwischen Republik und ägyptischem Königtum" date: 18 June 2019 - TBA [2nd prolongation; was: till 29 February 2020] [1st prolongation; was: till 30 November 2019] The exhibition illustrates how the Roman emperors are depicted on monuments in Roman Egypt and how they employ Egyptian culture at home, in Rome, to present their claim to power over Egypt. info: URL * "Corona-Masken und altägyptische Amulette: Sinnstiftung gegen die Not" (mini-exhibition) date: 18 July 2020 – TBA info: URL m) - n) Museum August Kestner Trammplatz 3, 30159 Hannover URL * “Guter Dämon Bes - Schutzgott der Ägypter” date: 01 December 2020 - 11 April 2021 [was: 5 November 2020 - 11 April 2021 Exhibition about the role of the god Bes in the lives of the common people. Earlier at the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam ("Mijn vriend Bes. Kleine god in het Oude Egypte", 18 October 2019 - 30 August 2020) and also at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen ("Bes. Demon god – Protector of Egypt")(TBA). info: URL "Das Museum August Kestner ist ab Montag, den 02.11.2020 zunächst bis einschließlich Montag, den 30.11.2020 für den Besucherverkehr geschlossen. In diesem Zeitraum finden keine Veranstaltungen statt!" info: URL A series of free *virtual* lectures (starting 10 November 2020) connected to the exhibition (registration required). o) Historisches Museum der Pfalz in Speyer Domplatz 4, 67346 Speyer URL * "Medicus – Die Macht des Wissens" date: 8 December 2019 - 13 Juni 2021 [prolongation; was: till 21 June 2020] Exhibition of ca. 500 artefacts that illustrate 5000 years of medicine; including sections on ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, and ancient Greece and Rome. info: URL "Wiedereröffnung am 5. September!" info: URL info: German press reports at URL About the arrival of a 500 kilo heavy granite statue of Sekhmet. With photo. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: German press report at URL info: German press reports at URL URL info: as the museum was and is closed due to COVID, there are videos of short (German) tours of the exhibitions, also of this one, in four parts (notably Folge 4 has ancient Egypt): URL p) - q) - r) - s) - t) - u) - v) - w) - x) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen - Museum Zeughaus C5, 68159 Mannheim URL * "Tutanchamun – Sein Grab und seine Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His tomb and his treasures] date: 10 September 2021 - 27 February 2022 [postponed; was: 30 May 2020 - 31 January 2021] A travelling exhibition with ca. 1000 replicas of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Im Mittelpunkt steht die Rekonstruktion der Ausgrabungen von Howard Carter im Jahr 1922. Insgesamt werden etwa 1000 Exponate nach Mannheim kommen. Die Ausstellung stammt von SC Exhibitions und war gerade fünf Jahre auf Amerika-Tournee. Nun wird sie mit Hilfe der Ägyptologen des Mannheimer Museums 'völlig neu konzipiert und präsentiert', sagte Generaldirektor Alfried Wieczorek. (..)" info: German press report at URL info: press release: "Wiedereröffnung am 12. Mai 2020" URL "Nach acht Wochen Schließzeit aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie öffnen die Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen am Dienstag, 12. Mai 2020 wieder ihre Türen. (...) Die für Ende Mai geplante Sonderausstellung 'Tutanchamun – Sein Grab und die Schätze' muss verschoben werden. Die neue Laufzeit wird zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt bekannt gegeben." info: press release "Tutanchamun und 'Eiszeit-Safari' kommen später" at URL * "Marc-Erwin Babej: Yesterday – Tomorrow" date: 15 March 2020 - 31 January 2021 [prolongation; was: till 28 June 2020] Exhibition of the photographic artist Marc Erwin Babej who adapts the defining feature of Egyptian art (showing figures from multiple perspectives simultaneously) to photorealistic media. It was earlier at the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim ("Marc Erwin Babej. Yesterday - Tomorrow"; 30 March 2017 - 17 September 2017) and the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Cairo ("Between Yesterday and Tomorrow, Art from a Realistic Perspective", September 2, 2018 - October 2, 2018). info: URL info: URL info: German press report at URL "Der deutsch-amerikanische Fotokünstler Marc Erwin Babejs widmet sich in seiner Ausstellung 'Yesterday-Tomorrow' einer neuen Interpretation des Alten Ägypten. (...) Es werden 15 Bilder, das größte mit 300 mal 459 cm, zu sehen sein. Außerdem rund 40 Originale aus den Beständen der REM [Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen] und Leihgaben aus der Ägyptischen Sammlung der Universität Heidelberg, die normalerweise für die Öffentlichkeit unzugänglich sind. (...) Die Ausstellungseröffnung findet am Freitag den 13. März 2020 um 11 Uhr im Reiss-Engelhorn Museum statt." info: German press reports at URL URL "Bei dem Projekt 'Yesterday – Tomorrow' ging es ihm [Babej] darum, die faszinierende altägyptische Kunst für heutiges Bewusstsein aufzuschließen. Heraus kam nicht etwa eine alberne Disney-Version der Pharaonen, sondern gemeinsam mit einem Team aus 50 Wissenschaftlern eine Anleitung zum Verstehen." info: German audio report [07:56 min.] at URL info: press release "Tutanchamun und 'Eiszeit-Safari' kommen später" at URL --AUSTRIA-- a) - b) Papyrusmuseum der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien URL * Closed for renovation date: 5 October 2020 - March 2021 info: URL --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * TBA b) Giza Plateau * "Forever is Now" date: 23 October 2021 - mid-November 2021 An art trail that features works that reflect on ancient Egypt’s enduring influence on artists. info: source - URL --ITALY-- a) Musei Civici di Modena Largo Porta S.Agostino, 337 - 41121 Modena URL * “Storie d’Egitto. La riscoperta della raccolta egizia del Museo” [Stories from Egypt. The rediscovery of the Egyptian collection of the Museum] date: 16 February 2019 - 31 January 2021 [2nd prolongation; was: till 18 October 2020] [1st prolongation; was: till 7 June 2020] Exhibition about the Museum's collection, with as centrepiece a child mummy and its facial reconstruction. info: URL info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL Includes several photographs. URL "Una piccola mummia, quella di un bambino di tre anni, sarà protagonista di una mostra che si aprirà al Palazzo dei Musei di Modena il 16 febbraio. E verrà restaurata in pubblico (per tutta la prima settimana di febbraio), dando la possibilità a tutti i curiosi di vedere all’opera la restauratrice Cinzia Oliva, fra i massimi esperti italiani nel restauro di tessuti archeologici e mummie egiziane. (..)" With a video [4:07 mins.] about the research on the child's mummy & coffin. info: Italian press reports at URL With photos and video of the research on the child mummy. URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL Includes a video report [4:21 mins.] info: Italian press reports at URL A Saitic faience ushabti, that was stolen in 1964 and recently recovered, was added to the ca. 80 exhibits. URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "(..) Musei Civici Online, eroi dei fumetti e supereroi protagonisti del programma settimanale „Proseguono sui social dei Musei Civici di Modena anche gli approfondimenti sulla mostra “Storie d’Egitto”: questa settimana (venerdì 1 maggio) verranno presentate con video e immagini commentate alcune curiosità sulla presenza al museo di bendaggi provenienti da mummie di importanti faraoni. (..)“ Programme of online events now the exhibition is closed due to the corona-crisis. info: Italian press report at URL The exhibition reopened on 23-24 May. b) - c) Palazzo Medici Riccardi Via Cavour 1, 50121 Firenze * "Tutankhamon. Viaggio verso l’eternità" [Tutankhamun. Voyage to eternity] date: 15 February 2020 - 31 October 2020 [3rd prolongation; was: till 31 August 2020] [2nd prolongation, was: till 30 June 2020] [1st prolongation, was: till 2 June 2020] Travelling exhibition of KV62 replicas (made in Egypt), supplemented with original artefacts on loan from the National Archaeological Museum of Florence. The repicas have earlier been in the United States, Central America, South America and Europe, and are now traveling for two years in the main Italian cities. info: URL info: URL "La mostra è stata prorogata fino al 30 giugno ed osserverà i seguenti orari: da lunedì a domenica | h 10-20" URL "From Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 June the exhibition will be open from 10.00 to 20.00." info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL Includes a slideshow and a video report [1:53 mins.]. info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Due giornate riservate ai residenti nella Città Metropolitana di Firenze per visitare la mostra su 'Tutankhamon' presso la Galleria delle Carrozze, in Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Su iniziativa degli organizzatori le due giornate, con accesso gratuito, sono state stabilite per il 7 settembre e il 12 ottobre 2020. La prenotazione è obbligatoria per poter gestire adeguatamente il flusso dei visitatori." info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL d) Ex Convento dei Crociferi Catania * "Missione Egitto 1903-1920. L’avventura archeologica M.A.I. raccontata " [Mission Egypt 1903-1920. The archaeological adventure M.A.I. (will be) told] date: TBA (was: Autumn 2017) The exhibition tells the story of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Egypt between 1903 and 1920, under the guidance of Ernesto Schiaparelli. Currently at the Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino (11 March 2017 - 10 September 2017). info: source - Italian press reports at URL "(..) "La Mostra Missione Egitto, che attualmente e' aperta al Museo Egizio di Torino - ha aggiunto Leon - proseguira' a Catania. La tappa di Catania risulta propedeutica a un'eventuale apertura di una sezione egizia, ma e' altresi' strategica per incrementare la visibilita' del brand Museo Egizio e per diffondere la conoscenza delle proprie collezioni. (..)" URL "(..) La prima scadenza fissata è per ottobre, mese in cui le stanze dovranno ospitare i primi manufatti del Museo Egizio." info: Italian press reports at URL "Il Museo Egizio è sempre più vicino a Catania. Nella sede del Mibact, è stato firmato il protocollo d’intesa per la realizzazione a Catania della mostra temporanea ‘Missione Egitto 1903 -1920’ e dell’esposizione museale ‘Egizio e Catania’ che ufficializza la collaborazione tra le tre istituzioni per lo sviluppo di un nuovo progetto culturale. (..)" URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "(...) In attesa che il nuovo polo museale apra definitivamente i battenti, il Comune di Catania e la Fondazione per dare avvio al progetto hanno programmato una mostra temporanea dal titolo 'Missione Egitto 1903-1920', della durata massima di nove mesi, che verrà allestita nel corso del 2018 sotto la responsabilità del Comune negli spazi del Nuovo Museo e nell’ambito della quale la Fondazione effettuerà un prestito di determinati reperti. (..)" * "Egizio e Catania" [Opening of an annexe of the Museo Egizio di Torino] date: TBA - Ongoing info: Italian press reports at URL "Ora è ufficiale: la sezione distaccata del Museo Egizio di Torino aprirà ad Aprile 2017. (...) L’apertura di una sezione staccata del Museo Egizio di Torino a Catania sarà concretizzata in un’ala vasta circa mille metri quadrati del Convento dei Crociferi, che ancora oggi necessita delle ultime migliorie per essere pronto all’ allestimento del museo entro i primi mesi del 2017, dato che già in primavera si apriranno i battenti. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL Things seem to be much more uncertain than was announced before... URL URL info: Italian press release at URL info: Italian press report at URL "(..) La mostra sarà allestita in uno spazio espositivo di circa 530 mq, ricavato all’interno del Palazzo dei Crociferi. Il progetto è nato con il Protocollo d’Intesa firmato il 24 novembre 2017 tra la Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino, la Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la Città Metropolitana di Torino ed il Comune di Catania. Per dare avvio al progetto il Comune di Catania e la Fondazione hanno programmato una mostra temporanea dal titolo “Missione Egitto 1903-1920”, della durata massima di 9 mesi, che verrà allestita nel corso del 2018 sotto la responsabilità del Comune di Catania negli spazi del Nuovo Museo e nell’ambito della quale la Fondazione effettuerà un prestito di determinati reperti. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "Dovrebbe aprire i battenti a settembre del 2018. Tra qualche mese, dopo un lungo dibattito corredato da polemiche, la succursale catanese del Museo egizio di Torino dovrebbe vedere la luce all’interno di quello che è uno dei complessi architettonici più belli di Catania, l’ex convento dei Padri crociferi, nell’omonima via, un tempo sede di un sindacato e oggi recuperato al pubblico. (...) In attesa che il nuovo polo museale apra definitivamente i battenti, il Comune di Catania e la Fondazione per dare avvio al progetto hanno programmato una mostra temporanea dal titolo 'Missione Egitto 1903-1920', della durata massima di nove mesi, che verrà allestita nel corso del 2018 sotto la responsabilità del Comune negli spazi del Nuovo Museo e nell’ambito della quale la Fondazione effettuerà un prestito di determinati reperti. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "(..) L'assessore comunale Barbara Mirabella risponde: «I lavori di restauro stanno finendo, entro fine anno si dovrà affidare la gara per l'allestimento per iniziare a lavorarci entro il 2020. Ma siamo avanti, contiamo di aprirlo prima della fine del 2019. (..)" e) - f) - g) - h) Basilica Palladiana Piazza Dei Signori, 36100 Vicenza * "Tebe nel Nuovo Regno" [Thebes in the New Kingdom] date: 11 December 2021 - 18 April 2022 Exhibition with items on loan from the Egyptian Museum of Turin. info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL i) - j) - k) Museo Archeologico - Sezione Egizia [Egyptian Collection of the Milanese Archaeological Museum] Castello Sforzesco Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano URL * Closed for renovation date: 5 June 2017 - TBA, 2022 [was: till 30 June 2021; was: till 2020] info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL "(...) il museo egizio, che invece aveva molti appassionati in particolare fra le scolaresche, è chiuso per ristrutturazione da oltre un anno e la riapertura è prevista solo per giugno 2019." URL "Da giugno 2017 a giugno 2019 il Museo Egizio sarà chiuso per rinnovo del percorso espositivo." info: Italian press reports at URL URL "Pronto il piano di recuperi delle sale (chiuse da tre anni). «Debutto nel 2022» (..) Dunque finalmente i lavori del museo egizio, chiuso dal 2017, dovrebbero partire nel luglio prossimo e la riapertura potrebbe così coincidere con il bicentenario della decifrazione della stele di Rosetta ad opera di Jean-François Champollion. (..)" URL "Il nuovo allestimento della collezione egizia del Castello Sforzesco: i lavori partiranno il prossimo anno con il finanziamento di Fondazione Cariplo. (...) Non potendo aumentare lo spazio (sono 400 metri quadrati) sfrutterà al massimo il multimediale esponendo per la prima volta le fotografie d’archivio degli scavi di Achille Vogliano degli anni ‘ 30 del ‘ 900, insieme alle immagini 3D dei reperti ricostruite dal Politecnico e all’applicazione che raccoglie i risultati delle tac fatte sulla mummia e sul sarcofago di Peftauajaset grazie alla collaborazione del laboratorio di antropologia forense dell’università Statale e all’ospedale Galeazzi. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "La sezione egizia del Civico Museo Archeologico è una delle più visitate del Castello Sforzesco e nel 2022, a duecento anni esatti dalla decifrazione dei geroglifici, aprirà le sue porte in una veste completamente rinnovata. Nuove teche climatizzate per la Sala Viscontea e un’illuminazione al dettaglio che si spegne quando non usata, permetteranno di esplorare l’antico Egitto attraverso un percorso che offrirà un maggior numero di reperti in esposizione." l) Museo Egizio Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123, Torino URL * "Archeologia invisibile" [was: "Archeologia dell’invisibile"] date: 13 March 2019 - TBA? [was: 7 June 2020; was: 6 January 2020] The exhibition illustrates the way in which sciences (chemistry, physics, radiology, etc) reveal hidden information about the objects of the collection and helps with their conservation. info: URL info: trailer video at URL info: Italian press reports at URL "(..) Fulcro dell’esposizione è infatti l’archeometria, l’insieme delle tecniche adottate per studiare i materiali, i metodi di realizzazione e la storia conservativa dei reperti. (..)" URL info: Italian press report at URL "Le mummie mai violate fino ad ora potranno essere analizzate a fondo e le tac saranno in grado di far emergere particolari non visibili dall'occhio umano.I volti di Kha e di Merit, le due mummie ritrovare dall’egittologo italiano Ernesto Schiapparelli ed esposte al Museo Egizio di Torino, saranno svelati con i loro gioielli grazie ad uno ‘sbendaggio virtuale’. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "(..) L’archeometria – insieme delle tecniche adottate per studiare i materiali, i metodi di produzione e la storia conservativa dei reperti – rende così possibile “interrogare” gli oggetti, domandare chi siano davvero e perché oggi si trovino al Museo Egizio. La tecnologia aiuta cioè a documentare, con la massima precisione, lo scenario e il contesto degli scavi e a visualizzare gli “strati invisibili”, le diverse storie “intermedie” dalla creazione all’arrivo del reperto nel museo, permettendo di definire gli interventi di restauro. (..)" With a slideshow (19 pics, of displays and of scans). info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL * "Lo sguardo dell’antropologo. Connessioni con il Museo di Antropologia ed Etnografia dell’Università di Torino” [The Anthropologist’s view. Connections with the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the University of Turin] date: 13 June 2020 – 15 November 2020 Exhibition that aims to reconstruct the relations between Egyptology and Anthropology over the centuries, identifying future research perspectives and collaborations. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL m) Civico Museo Archeologico Corso Magenta, 15, 20123 Milano URL * "Sotto il cielo di Nut - Egitto Divino" [Under the sky of Nut - Divine Egypt] date: 11 March 2020 - 20 December 2020 Exhibition about the world of the divine in ancient Egypt, with more than 150 artefacts from the Civico Museo Archeologico di Milano and several other Italian museums; including sculptures, votive reliefs, sarcophagi, mummies, and funerary objects. info: URL info: URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "Attraverso una varietà di reperti (bronzi, sarcofagi, mummie) verrà illustrato il tema della molteplicità delle divinitàegizie, uno degli aspetti più caratteristici dell’antica civiltànilotica. L’idea del divino e la sua rappresentazione in forme ibride umaneanimali, il culto degli animali sono aspetti affascinanti e spesso difficili da decifrare. La mostra intende illustrare il significato delle immagini divine e la relazione tra l’uomo e il divino, nella vita quotidiana e nell’Aldilà, di questa straordinaria civiltà" info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Il percorso espositivo conta più di 150 opere e consente di entrare nel mondo del divino in Egitto attraverso sculture in bronzo, pietra e faïence, rilievi votivi, sarcofagi, mummie ed elementi del corredo funerario che accompagnava il defunto nell’aldilà." info: Italian press report at URL "Vista l’attuale emergenza, la mostra e il museo sono aperti solo il sabato e la domenica dalle 11 alle 18 (ultimo ingresso alle 17) e la prenotazione con acquisto del biglietto online al sito vivaticket.it è obbligatoria. Si entra con mascherina e dopo la misurazione della temperatura." info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL --FRANCE-- a) Le Lieu 9, Office de Tourisme d’Aix-en-Provence 300 avenue Giuseppe Verdi, BP 40160, 13605 Aix-en-Provence cedex 1 URL * “Les dieux de l’Egypte – Djilian Deroche” date: 28 September 2020 - 24 October 2020 Exhibition about drawings of ancient Egyptian gods by Djilian Deroche. info: URL b) Espace culturel départemental - 21, bis Mirabeau Cours Mirabeau 21, 13100 Aix-en-Provence * "Un dessein, des dessins: l'Egypte de Jean-Claude Golvin" date: 6 June 2020 - 11 October 2020 [was: 30 May 2020 - 27 September 2020] Exhibition of forty watercolors by Jean-Claude. As architect and archaeologist Golvin reconstructs ancient Egyptian sites which are now in ruins, combining scientific and artistic aspects in his paintings. info: URL info: French press report at URL info: many samples of Golvin's work may be seen at URL c) Musée du Louvre Cour Napoléon, 75001 Paris 1 URL * "Pharaons des Deux Terres. L'Épopée Africaine des Rois de Napata" [was: “Moi, Taharqa, Pharaon des Deux Terres“] date: 27 October 2021 - 7 Février 2022 [was: 29 October 2020 – 8 February 2021] Exhibition dedicated to the kings of Napata and the 25th Egyptian dynasty. info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL info: French press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Das Ägyptische Museum der Universität Bonn bereitet ein Exponat für den Transport nach Paris vor. Dort soll es, ein Ende der Corona-Krise vorausgesetzt, ab Herbst in einer Ausstellung im Louvre zu sehen sein. (..) Zwei Reliefbruchstücke aus Sandstein, jeweils etwa 60 Zentimeter hoch und 40 Zentimeter breit, die vor rund 2700 Jahren wahrscheinlich die Türeinfassung eines Bauwerks im Tempel von Karnak schmückten. (..)" d) Mucem - Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée 7 promenade Robert Laffont (esplanade du J4), 13002 Marseille URL * “Pharaons Superstars” date: June 2022 - TBA [postponed; was: 28 April 2020 - 17 August 2020] Exhibition about the role of the pharaons in history and popular culture, with 300 objecs on loan from many museums. Will travel to Musée Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa and Musée de la Civilisation de Québec info: URL info: source - URL Uitleen internationaal Verzameling Egypte Jubelparkmuseum. info: URL info: French press report at URL "L’égyptomanie s’empare du Sud de la France. Ramsès, Néfertiti, Toutânkhamon et Cléopâtre sont les rois et reines du Mucem.... L’exposition cherche à comprendre comment, de l’Antiquité à nos jours, certains pharaons de l’Égypte ancienne sont devenus des icônes tandis que d’autres sont tombés dans l’oubli. Une postérité déclinée avec un ensemble de sculptures et de reliefs antiques, mais aussi d'objets médiévaux ou d'œuvres classiques et contemporaines." info: French press report at URL e) - f) Musée Champollion 45 rue Champollion, 38450 Vif * Opening of the new museum date: TBA [was: Summer 2020] The family home of Champollion will (re)open as a museum. info: URL info: French press reports at URL "(..) la maison des Champollion sera dès 2020 un nouveau musée départemental devant accueillir 50 000 visiteurs par an. Il exposera plus de 500 objets. (..) Au premier étage, l'exposition expliquera le déchiffrement des hiéroglyphes, la découverte de la pierre de Rosette, la redécouverte de l'Egypte, et étendra la présentation aux autres recherches des frères. Grâce à des outils numériques interactifs, les visiteurs pourront même s'essayer à la lecture de hiéroglyphes. Enfin, le troisième et dernier étage évoquera le retour de Jean-François en France, à Grenoble et à Vif, après son unique voyage en Egypte, sa nomination au collège de France et sa mort à 41 ans. Un événement tragique et prématuré, qui a poussé l'aîné àfaire connaître et à poursuivre l'œuvre du cadet, en publiant ses études. Les dépendances accueilleront les bureaux, la boutique, les espaces pour les ateliers pédagogiques, et surtout les expositions temporaires, axées autour de l'égyptologie moderne et des recherches en cours. (..)" With slideshow. URL With slideshow. URL info: older French press report [see EEF NEWS (956)] at URL With two video reports and slideshow. info: French press reports at URL "En 1994, la famille Chateauminois, propriétaire des locaux, confirme officiellement qu'elle est disposée à céder la propriété Champollion sous conditions. Sur place, Alain Faure et Cardin passionné d’égyptologie et Denis Bonzy, Conseiller Général du Canton de Vif. Le lancement de l’opération intervenait. Puis, au fil des évolutions, deux écoles s'opposent. (...)" info: French press report at URL "(..) Objectif de ce nouveau musée ? Parler de l’Égypte, mais aussi et surtout de l’égyptologie au travers des figures des frères Champollion. Car si Jean-François est resté dans les mémoires comme le père de l’égyptologie moderne, son frère aîné Jacques-Joseph a pesé de tout son poids dans l’aventure. Et a contribué à forger le 'mythe' Champollion, nous rappelle la conservatrice du musée. (..)" info: French press report at URL "Après la Ville de Grenoble, c’est au tour du Département de l’Isère de mettre sur pause les chantiers « non essentiels à la sécurité des Isérois ». (...) L’ouverture du Musée Champollion de Vif ne pourra pas se faire dans les délais prévus, annonce le Département. (..)" g) Musée d’Art et d’Histoire Guy Baillet Place du Centenaire *Place du Centenaire, 52200 Langres URL * "Mille et un Orients – Les Grands Voyages de Girault de Prangey (1804-1892)" [1001 Orients - The Great Journeys of Girault de Prangey] date: 1 July 2020 – 29 November 2020 [prolongation; was: till 11 October 2020] Exhibition of ca. 200 early photographs (daguerreotype) and paintings made by Girault de Prangey during his journeys to Greece, Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Egypte, between 1842 and 1845. info: URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL h) - i) Musée Boulogne-sur-Mer 1, Rue Bernet, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer URL * “La momie dorée d’Antinoé, De Dunkerque à Boulogne-sur-Mer” date: 1 February 2020 – 29 November 2020 Exhibition featuring Ounnout, "The golden mummy of Dunkirk", originating from Antinopolis. info: URL URL With photos/history of the mummy. j) - k) - l) - m) - n) Musée Granet Place Saint Jean de Malte, 13100 Aix-en-Provence URL * "Pharaon, Osiris et la momie : l’Egypte ancienne à Aix-En-Provence" [Pharaoh, Osiris and the Mummy: Ancient Egypt in Aix-En-Provence] date: 19 September 2020 - 14 February 2021 [postponed; was: 17 April 2020 - 20 September 2020] Exhibition with some 150 objects from the collection of the museum, supplemented by objects from the Louvre and other museums (Glasgow, Copenhague, Turin) and from private collections. A reconstruction of the tomb of Merenptah will also be on display. info: URL info: French press release at URL info: source - URL With slideshow. info: French press report at URL "Bas-reliefs de la grande pyramide de Khéops, stèles de premierordre, sarcophage et momie, colosse royal de la lignée des pharaons Ramsès... L'exposition du musée Granet revient, avec 200 objets de l’Égypte antique dont une partie prêtée par le musée du Louvre, surcette période faste dont le musée possède l'une des plus grandescollections d'art égyptien ancien." info: French press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press reports at URL "(...) cette exposition présente quelque 200 pièces, les 150 de la collection aixoise enrichies d'objets de musées d'Italie, des Pays-Bas, d'Allemagne et du Louvre qui a prêté notamment un colosse de granit rose de deux mètres. (...)" URL "(...) « L’exposition se concentre notamment sur les pharaons, de l’administration dont les pharaons sont la clé de voûte, précise Christophe Barbotin [conservateur général au département des antiquités égyptiennes du musée du Louvre et commissaire scientifique de l’exposition]. Le visiteur va voir de plus comment fonctionnent les hiéroglyphes et quel pouvoir ils donnent. L’exposition présente aussi les divinités qui étaient adorées par les Egyptiens, au premier rang desquelles se trouve Osiris, le Dieu des Morts. L’exposition retrace enfin l’aspect funéraire, que tout le monde connaît. » (...)" info: French press reports at URL URL "(...) Parmi les plus remarquables, une impressionnante momie d’un mètre de long renfermant un varan du Nil. La tête de ce lézard géant, admirablement conservée, surgit de son linceul de bandelettes de lin. On imagine l’animal nageant, il y a plus de 2300 ans, dans les eaux d’Egypte... 'C’est une pièce unique au monde', souligne Christophe Barbotin. (..)" With a video [2:52 mins.], showing some of the highlights (including an unique mummy of a Nile monitor). info: French press report at URL With photo of one of the spotlighted artefacts: "Faucon Horus sur son pavois" info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL "(...) Longtemps méconnue, la collection de pièces égyptiennes du musée Granet est l’héritage de la noblesse aixoise des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles, qui exposait sculptures et amulettes funéraires dans ses cabinets de curiosités. C’est sous le commissariat scientifique de Christophe Barbotin, conservateur général au département des antiquités égyptiennes du musée du Louvre, qu’elle s’expose enfin en intégralité, aux côtés de pièces prêtées par les grands musées français et européens. (..)" URL "(...) François Sallier. Ce grand amateur forma à l’orée du XIXe siècle l’une des plus fameuses collections de son temps. (...)" URL info: French press report at URL "(..) Plus de 200 pièces de l'Égypte ancienne, bas-reliefs de la pyramide de Kheops et sarcophage auraient sans doute fait de cette exposition majeure un joli record de visiteurs sans cette deuxième vague de confinement qui contraint le site à fermer, au moins, jusqu'au 1er décembre. (..)" o) Musée Calvet 65, rue Joseph Vernet, 84000 Avignon URL * “Une saison en Égypte – Au Pays de la musicienne d’Amon-Ré" [In the country of the (female) musician of Amun-Re] date: 12 July 2020 – 31 March 2021 Exhibition with ushabtis, amulets, papyri, animal mummies, vases, masks, statues, stools, and sarcophagi; among the latter is the coffin of a musician of Amun-Re. info: source - URL info: French press report at URL p) - q) Musée du Louvre-Lens 99 rue Paul Bert – 62300 Lens URL * “Hiéroglyphes" (working title) date: 28 September 2022 – 16 January 2023 Exhibition at the ocassion of the 200th anniversary of the decipherment of the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic script. info: source - URL info: source - URL * “Les Mondes Souterrains" (working title) date: March 2023 – July 2023 Exhibition about the images relating to the Underworld in different cultures. info: source - URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) Museo Gregoriano Egizio Musei Vaticani, Viale Vaticano, 00165 Vatican City URL * "Collezioni in dialogo: Un capolavoro del Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze raccontato dai Musei Vaticani" [Collections in dialogue: A masterpiece from the National Archaeological Museum of Florence recounted by the Vatican Museums] date: 3 October 2019 - 10 January 2021 [prolongation/restart; was: till 15 May 2020] Exhibition of a loan from the National Archaeological Museum of Florence, namely the relief of the tomb of Ptahmose (13th c. BC) at Saqqara. info: URL --BELGIUM-- a) Bois-du-Luc. Musée de la Mine et du Développement Durable / Bois-du-Luc. Het Museum van Mijnbouw en Duurzame Ontwikkeling Rue Saint-Patrice, 2b, 7110 La Louvière URL * “Made in Belgium. Industriels belges en Égypte (1830 – 1953)”* date: 5 September 2020 – 4 December 2020 Exhibition about Belgian interactions with Egypt during the 19th c. info: source - URL "(..) L'exposition présente le double impact de ces chantiers belgesen Égypte : depuis la création de ponts et de bijoux technologiques dans la Vallée du Nil à la naissance et constitution des grandes collections égyptologiques en Belgique. (..)" info: URL info: URL URL info: French press report at URL b) Bozar. Palais des Beaux-Arts Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Bruxelles * "Alexandrie : un rêve devenu ville" date: autumn 2022 info: source - French press report at URL "(..) L’exposition proposera un regard neuf, original, sur la manière dont les communautés urbaines alexandrines ont interagi avec leur ville au fil du temps et sous des régimes politiques bien différents. Le soutien d'"Europe Créative" permet de mettre en relation des intervenants de sept pays européens, archéologues, sociologues, historiens, écrivains, plasticiens au sein d’un consortium européen 'Alexandria : Activating Europe’s Urban Imaginaries'. (..)" c) - d) Musée du Chat et du Cartoon 6 rue Royalle, Bruxelles [yet to be build] * “Le chat dans l’Égypte ancienne” date: 2023 Exhibition about the cat in ancient Egyptian culture, with artefacts on loan from the Musée Art & Histoire du Cinquantenaire, the Louvre, and the British Museum. info: French press report at URL e) - f) Europa Expo TGV Station Luik Guillemins / Gare TGV Liège Guillemins * "Toutankhamon: A la découverte du pharaon oublié" / "Toetanchamon: De Ontdekking van de Vergeten Farao" [Tutankhamun: The discovery of the forgotten Pharaoh] date: 14 December 2019 - 3 January 2021 [2nd prolongation; was: till 30 August 2020; was: till 31 May 2020] Exhibition dedicated to the dicovery of KV62, with more than 350 objects, plus a reconstruction of KV62. info: URL URL info: French press reports at URL [Only the beginning of the article is for free.] URL info: French press report at URL "Pendant que les décors pharaoniques sont encore en cours de créations, on distingue parfaitement le souci d'exactitude qui anime l'équipe d'Europa Expo. Le travail des artistes se fait à l'aide d'images originales du tombeau de Toutankhamon reproduites sur ordinateur. Précision et réalisme sont des maîtres-mots en ce moment dans ces ateliers. Un dizaine de personnes sont à l'œuvre pour fabriquer les panneaux de bois et réaliser les décors. Parmi ceux-ci, la reproduction d'espaces du palais d'Armana où le roi Toutankhamon a grandi il y a 34 siècles demande un travail particulier vu qu'il n'en reste plus que des ruines." info: Dutch press reports at URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL With photographs. info: French press reports at URL Includes a video report [2:06 mins.]. URL Article with four sections: [1] "La découverte de la tombe de Toutankhamon"; [2] "Toutankhamon, un pharaon peu commun"; [3] "L’exposition Toutankhamon à Liège"; [4] "Infos pratiques pour l’exposition Toutankhamon à Liège" URL Includes a video report [2:15 mins.]. info: French press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL info: Dutch press reports at URL URL info: German press report at URL "In Belgien zieht besonders der populärwissenschaftliche Ansatz das Publikum an. Bereits 40.000 Besucher haben die Ausstellung besucht, insgesamt sollen es rund 300.000 werden, damit die Kosten von rund 3,5 Millionen Euro eingespielt werden." info: French press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: French press report at URL "(..) Fermée dans le cadre des mesures fédérales visant à lutter contre la propagation du coronavirus, l'exposition "Toutankhamon, à la découverte du pharaon oublié", initialement prévue à la gare de Liège-Guillemins jusqu'au 31 mai, sera prolongée, dès sa réouverture, jusqu'au 30 août 2020. (..)" info: URL The exhibition has reopened on May 18. info: French press report at URL "Bonne nouvelle, le visiteur n'est plus obligé de réserver sa visite pour découvrir l'exposition Toutankhamon à la gare de Liège-Guillemins." info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL --SPAIN-- a) - b) CaixaForum Tarragona Carrer Cristòfor Colom, 2, 43001 Tarragona URL * "Faraón. Rey de Egipto" [Pharaoh. King of Egypt] date: 12 February 2020 - 14 March 2021 [prolongation; was: till 2 August 2020] [was: 13 February 2020 – 31 July 2020] Exhibition that explores, through nearly 130 objects on loan from the British Museum, the ideals, symbolism and ideology of the pharaohs, as well as the realities of life in Egypt. Earlier at the CaixaForum Barcelona (7 June 2018 - 16 September 2018), the CaixaForum Madrid (17 October 2018 - January 20, 2019), the CaixaForum Girona (20 February 2019 - 25 August 2019),and the CaixaForum Sevilla (27 September 2019 - 12 January 2020); will also travel to the CaixaForum Lleida. info: URL info: URL "Nuevas fechas próximante" (new dates coming soon) info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL The Museum will reopen its doors on June 1, 2020. c) - d) CaixaForum Valencia Àgora, Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, Valencia [opens in 2020] * "Momias egipcias. Explorando vidas antiguas" [Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives] date: 2022 The travelling exhibition of six mummies from the British Museum and their 3D CT scan visualisations, plus ca. 200 objects of funerary use and daily life. Currently in Australia. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL e) - f) - g) Espacio 5.1 de IFEMA Avenida del Partenón, 5, 28042 Madrid URL * “Tutankhamón - La Tumba y sus Tesoros" [Tutankhamun - His Tomb and his Treasures] date: 23 November 2019 – 10 January 2021 [2nd prolongation; was: 2 November 2020] [1st prolongation; was: till 9 May 2020] One of the three travelling exhibition with ca. 1000 replicas of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL URL info: URL Tickets are now on sale till 10 January 2021. info: URL "A partir del 16 de Julio 2020" (reopening on 16 July) info: source - URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: short promo-video at URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL With a video of a TV report. info: Spanish press report at URL With a video. h) Museu Egipci de Barcelona / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona URL * "Dones i Homes de l’antic Egipte” / "Mujeres y Hombres del Antiguo Egipto” [Women and Men of ancient Egypt] date: 23 October 2019 - TBA? [was: 24 May 2020] Exhibition of a selection of 50 works from the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona, spotlighting commoners ("ordinary people" rather than gods and kings) from ancient Egypt. info: (in Catalan, Spanish, and English, resp.) URL URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL info: Catalan press report at URL Audio-file of a radio report. * "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento" [Tutankhamun. History of a discovery] date: 30 November 2012 - TBA [several times prolongated] info: URL i) - j) Museo Etnológico by de las Culturas del Mundo-Montcada C Montcada, 12, 08003 Barcelona URL * "Udjat, el exotismo del Antiguo Egipto en Barcelona" [Udjat, the exoticism of Ancient Egypt in Barcelona] date: TBA Exhibition that addresses the fascination in Catalonia, since the 19th century, for the civilization of ancient Egypt (and in general for Orientalism), via paintings, perfumes, jewels, architectural projects, and artistic designs. info: source - Spanish press report at URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) Chau Chak Wing Museum University of Sydney Museums * Opening (incl. The Mummy Room) date: 18 November 2020 [was: 26 August 2020 [was: July 2020]] - ongoing The new museum will bring together the Macleay Museum, Nicholson Museum, and University Art Gallery under one roof. The Art Gallery and Macleay Museum are now closed but the Nicholson Museum will remain open until early next year. info: URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) Featuring 30,000 artefacts of artistic and archaeological significance from Egypt, Greece, Italy, Cyprus and the Middle East, the Nicholson Museum Collection is the largest collection of antiquities in the Southern Hemisphere. (..)" [For the collection, see: URL] URL "(..) The new museum will have a dedicated mummy room, where Inside Explorer will be used to allow both students and other visitors to interact with a digital copy of one of their Egyptian mummies. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL info: English press release at URL "(..) Dr Craig Barker describes 7 items coming out of long-term storage. (..) More than 70 per cent of the objects in the museum’s opening exhibitions have not been displayed publicly for at least 20 years. (...)" Includes a Saitic false tomb door and a floor fresco from Amarna. b) Australian Museum 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW 2010 URL * "Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" date: cancelled! [was: early 2021] Exhibition to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb, with over 150 authentic[!] artifacts from KV62, 60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt. Earlier at the California Science Center, Los Angeles (March 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019), La Grande halle de la Villette, Paris (23 March 2019 - 15 September 2019). and the Saatchi Gallery, London (2 November 2019 - 3 May 2020); as part of a 10-city international tour, Sidney should have been the 5th city. info: URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "The NSW government plans to spend $57.5 million to expand Australia's oldest museum so it can stage the blockbuster Tutankhamun exhibition and accommodate peak predictions of nine new visitors every minute. (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The highly-anticipated King Tutankhamun exhibition that was set to be the crowning glory of the Australian Museum's $57 million renovation has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic with no future date set. (..)" URL * Re-opening after renovation date: 28 November 2020 - ongoing info: URL Egyptian collection: URL "(..) The Australian Museum’s Egyptian Collection features 1,100 items. (...)" info: English press report at URL --LIECHTENSTEIN-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) Halle 622 by MAAG Music & Arts AG Therese-Giehse-Strasse 10, 8050 Zürich * "Tutanchamun - sein Grab und die Schätze" [Tutankhamun - His tomb and his treasures] date: 10 July 2020 - 8 [was: 1] November 2020 A travelling exhibition with ca. 1000 replicas of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: German press report at URL Interview with Wolfgang Wettengel, scientific adviser of the exhibition. info: German press report at URL "Eine Mutter musste Eintritt bezahlen, damit sie ihr sieben Wochen altes Baby in die Tutanchamun-Ausstellung in Zürich mitnehmen durfte. Sie findet das familienfeindlich. (..) 5.60 Franken für jedes Kind unter sechs Jahren. (...) Darko Soolfrank, Gründer der MAAG Music&Arts AG und Veranstalter der Ausstellung, begründet die Preispolitik mit der Corona-Pandemie: «Aufgrund des Coronavirus muss jede Person im Raum registriert sein und braucht deshalb ein Ticket.» (..)" info: video report [2:43 mins.] at URL "Bereits über 6,5 Millionen Personen weltweit haben die Ausstellung rund um das Grab und die Schätze des berühmten Königs Tutanchamun besucht. Nun ist sie in Oerlikon stationiert. In der Nacht auf Sonntag konnten Besucher sogar mit einer Taschenlampe selber auf Schatzsuche." --FINLAND-- a) Amos Rex (Lasipalatsi) Mannerheimintie 22–24, 00100 Helsinki * "Egyptin loisto: Viimeiset suuret dynastiat" [Egypt of Glory: The Last Powerful Dynasties] date: 9 October 2020 - 21 March 2021 [was: 8 October 2020 - 17 January 2021] Exhibition of over 200 objects on loan from the Museo Egizio, Turin. It will be shown in two locations simultaneously: Helsinki and Tallinn. info: (in Finnish:) URL (in English:) URL info: Italian press report at URL "Museo Egizio, il museo Amos Rex e l’Art Museum of Estonia annunciano una collaborazione unica. È stata infatti formalizzata in questi giorni un’intesa tra i tre enti che permetterà, a ottobre 2020, di inaugurare una mostra inedita dal titolo Egypt of Glory, costruita a partire dalle collezioni del Museo Egizio e che sarà suddivisa in due sedi: il museo Amos Rex di Helsinki e il Kumu Art Museum di Tallinn, sede principale dell’Art Museum of Estonia." info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: Finnish press report at URL With a lot of photos of artefacts on display. info: Italian press report at URL "(..) A Helsinki la mostra accompagna i visitatori attraverso un viaggio nel tempo per esplorare le differenze culturali che hanno caratterizzato l'antico Egitto nel corso della sua lunga storia (...) A Tallinn, dove la mostra si presenta con il titolo 'Egypt of Glory: Art from the Nile Valley', l'esposizione si concentra sui temi dell'arte e della rappresentazione, tanto dei soggetti religiosi quanto di quelli naturali e antropici. (..)" --ESTONIA-- a) Kumu kunstimuuseum (Kumu Art Museum) Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1, 10127 Tallinn * "Egiptuse hiilgus: Niiluse oru kunst" [Egypt of Glory: Art from the Nile Valley] date: 10 October 2020 - 21 [was: 28] March 2021 [was: 9 October 2020 - 14 February 2021] Exhibition of ca 200 objects on loan from the Museo Egizio, Turin. It will be shown in two locations simultaneously: Helsinki and Tallinn. info: (in Estonian:) URL (in English:) URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: Estonian press report at URL Includes a video report [1:32 mins.] showing the installation of a Sekhmet statue, in quick motion. ---DENMARK--- a) Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Dantes Plads 7, 1556 Copenhagen URL * "BES. Dæmongud – Ægyptens beskytter” [Bes. Demon god – Protector of Egypt] date: 20 May 2021 - 31 October 2021 [postponed; was: 30 April 2020 - 20 September 2020] Exhibition about the role of the god Bes in the lives of the common people. Earlier at the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam ("Bes. Kleine god in het Oude Egypte", 18 October 2019 - 30 August 2020) and at the Museum August Kestner, Hannover ("Guter Dämon Bes - Schutzgott der Ägypter", 5 November (?) 2020 - 11 April (?) 2021). info: URL --BULGARIA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Národní muzeum/National Museum Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Prague 1 URL * "Slunecní králové" [Kings of the Sun] [was: “Ríša slnka: Abú Sír v dobe stavitelov pyramíd” [Empire of the Sun: Abusir at the time of the pyramid builders]] date: 31 [was: 30] August 2020 - 7 February 2021 [postponement; was: 30 June 2020 - 30 October 2020] Exhibition about the work in Egypt by the Czech Institute of Egyptology, with about 60 artefacts from Abusir and 50-60 artefacts on loan from European museums. info: URL English: URL info: URL info: Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL Lack of finances may hamper the organizing of the exhibition. info: Czech press reports at URL "(..) Rozpocet výstavy je stanoven na 43 miliony korun, z toho osm milionu korun na prípravné práce v roce 2018 a 35 milionu korun na samotnou realizaci výstavy v roce 2019, peníze by mely jít pres rozpocet ministerstva kultury. (..)" URL info: Czech press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL "C’est une exposition unique en son genre qui marquera la réouverture du bâtiment historique du Musée national après sa rénovation complète. Pour sa réalisation, le ministère de la Culture demande un budget exceptionnel de 50 millions de couronnes (environ 2 millions d’euros)." info: Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL "(.. ) Co bude v Praze k videní? Napríklad petice soch panovníku páté dynastie, kterí byli stavitelsky aktivní v Abúsíru, nebo více než ctyri tisíce let staré sochy pocházející z hrobky princezny Šeretnebtej. „Soucástí výstavy budetaké podstatná cást pohrební výbavy z nevykradené hrobky kneze Iufay, kterou ceští egyptologové v Abúsíru objevili v druhépolovine 90. let,“ pridává mluvcí muzea Lenka Boucková. (..)" info: Czech press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) will display 90 artifacts from the discoveries of the Czech archaeological mission working in Abu Sir archaeological site." info: Czech press report at URL The opening will be on August 30 and from September 1 the exhibition will be open to the public. info: Czech press report at URL Interview with Miroslav Bárta. info: English press reports at URL "(..) The most valuable item on display will be a basalt statue of King Raneferef, carved around the year 2460 BC. (..)" URL URL "This will be the very first time that either Czech or foreign visitors will be able to admire finds from a location where the Czech (formerly Czechoslovak) Egyptological Institute has carried out research and excavations since 1960. Next to exhibits representing Abusir of the Fifth Dynasty, a period during which Egypt was ruled by the so called Kings of the Sun, history buffs will be able to see objects attesting further historical, cultural and religious development of the ancient Egyptian civilization. More than a hundred exhibits have been borrowed directly from the collections of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and several local Egyptian museums. Some of the most recent finds have been transported to Prague directly from the field storehouse of the Czech archaeological mission located at the storerooms of the Saqqara Antiquities Department." info: Czech press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL Report on the opening (Aug. 30) - with photos. URL Idem. URL URL URL URL URL Includes many photos of the opening ceremony. info: Czech press reports at URL With a video. URL With a video. URL With a video and a slideshow. URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL With audio file of a radio report. URL info: French press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL Czech report about a special presentation of the exhibition for invited guests. - include a slideshow of the ceremony. info: Czech press report at URL "(..) Up to 30,000 people came to see objects from the times of ancient Egypt in less than two months. But now the exhibition in the historical building of the museum on Wenceslas Square is closed due to government measures. (..)" b) - c) - d) Náprstkovo muzeum asijských, afrických a amerických kultur [Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures] Betlémské námestí 1, Praha 1 * "Na brezích Nilu" [On the banks of the Nile] date: 24 July 2019 – 10 January 2021 [prolongation; was: till 28 February 2020] Exhibition of about 500 artefacts from ancient Egypt and ancient Sudan. info: URL URL info: Czech press reports (with slideshows) at URL URL info: French press report at URL With audio file of a radio report [4 mins.] and with photos of the displays. --HUNGARY-- a) - b) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum [Museum of Fine Arts] Dózsa György út 41, H-1146 Budapest, URL URL * “The Discovery of Pharaoh’s Tomb: Amenhotep II and His Time" date: TBA, 2021 [postponed; was: April 15/17, 2020 – July 26/29, 2020] info: URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The exhibition presents his reign throughout several sections, from diverse aspects. The reconstruction of Amenhotep II’s sumptuous tomb relies on the ample documentation of Victor Loret’s discovery, which is held at the archive of the University of Milan (..)." URL "In the year of 1898, the grave of Amenhotep II was discovered in the Valley of Kings near to Luxor in Egypt. This will be an extraordinary exhibition for those interested in Egyptian history, and especially the main room of the exhibition will be a thrill, as it will show almost a copy of the original grave chamber which was discovered during the excavations. The exhibition was shown in a similar way in Milano in 2017, but still, this will be a completely different exhibition with different objects on display. The exhibition is divided into three different parts. (..) Totally, more than 140 artifacts will be shown at the exhibition, and many of them are borrowed from institutions such as the British Museum, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, the Museum of Fine Arts in Vienna, and some others." c) Komplex Király utca 26, Budapest URL * "Tutanhamon rejtélye és kincsei" [Tutankhamun's Mystery and Treasure] date: 8 November 2019 - 10 January 2021 [3rd prolongation; was: till 31 October 2020] [2nd prolongation; was: till 26 April 2020] [1st prolongation; was: till 1 or 22 March 2020] One of the three travelling exhibition with ca. 1000 replicas of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. info: URL (in English) URL "The exhibition reopened on July 30 and awaits those interested until October 31." info: URL "A kiállítás 2019. november 8. és 2020. április 26.. között minden nap (munkaszüneti napokon is) várja a látogatókat." info: source - URL info: Hungarian press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL Interview with Támas Elter, curator of the exhibition. --POLAND-- a) Muzeum Archeologiczne w Krakowie [Archaeological Museum in Cracow] ul. Senacka 3, 31-002 Kraków URL * Closed for renovation date: 11 April 2020 - 30 August 2020 info: URL info: Polish press report at URL "(..) W jego zbiorach znajduje sie prawie 777 tys. muzealiów. Do najcenniejszych naleza m.in. posag Swiatowida ze Zbrucza, sarkofag malzonki kaplana Amona z Karnaku, baba polowiecka ze Stadnicy. W Muzeum urzadzonych jest kilka wystaw stalych m.in. "Bogowie Starozytnego Egiptu" oraz "Pradzieje i Wczesne Sredniowiecze Malopolski"." b) Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie/National Museum in Warsaw Aleje Jerozolimskie 3, 00-495 Warsaw URL URL * “Reopening Ancient Art Gallery“ date: December 2020 info: source - Polish press report at URL info: gallery infomation at URL With artefacts from ancient Egypt, the Ancient Near East, Rome and Greece. --JAPAN--- a) Edo-Tokyo Museum 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015 URL * "Ancient Egypt: The Myth of Creation" date: November 21, 2020 - April 4, 2021 Exhibition with ca. 130 artefacts on loan from the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It will later tour 4 other venues in Japan. info: URL info: URL b) Kyushu National Museum 4-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka, 818-0118 URL * "Egypt, Land of Discoveries" date: February 2022 - April 2022 [postponed; was: 25 April 2020 – 21 June 2020] Exhibition with 270 objects on loan from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (250 pharaonic antiquities and 20 19th century plates). It will travel to eight cities (Fukuoka, Sapporo, Nagoya, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Sendai, Yamaguchi and Kobe) info: URL info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL c) Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum 8-36 Ueno-Park Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007 URL * “Art & Power: From Pharaohs to Daimyos. Masterworks from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston date: cancelled [was: April 16, 2020 – July 5, 2020] Exhibition that should have featured some 60 artworks from Egypt, Europe, India, China, Japan, and other regions, illustrating the history of art’s relationship with power. info: URL info: URL URL * “Art and Power: From Pharaohs to Daimyos. Masterworks from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” date: cancelled [was: July 18, 2020 – October 4, 2020] Exhibition that should have featured some 60 artworks from Egypt, Europe, India, China, Japan, and other regions, illustrating the history of art’s relationship with power. Earlier at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (April 16, 2020 – July 5, 2020). info: source - URL e) Kobe City Museum 24 Kyomachi, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0034 URL * “Art and Power: From Pharaohs to Daimyos. Masterworks from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” date: cancelled [was: October 24, 2020 – January 17, 2021] Exhibition that should have featured some 60 artworks from Egypt, Europe, India, China, Japan, and other regions, illustrating the history of art’s relationship with power. Earlier at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (April 16, 2020 – July 5, 2020) and Fukuoka Art Museum (July 18, 2020 – October 4, 2020). info: source - URL f) Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art Kita 1-jo Nishi 17-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo URL * “Egypt, Land of Discoveries” date: TBA, 2022 (?) [cancelled or postponed; was: 4 July 2020 – 6 September 2020] Exhibition with 270 objects on loan from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (250 pharaonic antiquities and 20 19th century plates). It will travel to eight cities (Nagoya, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Sendai, Yamaguchi, Kobe, Fukuoka, Sapporo). info: URL info: source - URL info: source - URL g) Aichi Prefectureal Museum of Art 1-13-2 Higashisakura, Higashi-ku Nagoya-shi, 461-8525 Nagoya URL * "Egypt, Land of Discoveries" date: 19 September 2020 – 6 December 2020 Exhibition with 270 objects on loan from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden (250 pharaonic antiquities and 20 19th century plates). Till Summer 2022, it will travel to eight cities (Nagoya, Shizuoka, Tokyo, Sendai, Yamaguchi, Kobe, Fukuoka, Sapporo). info: URL info: URL info: source - URL h) Niitsu Museum of Art 109-1 Kamagasawa, Akiba-ku, Niigata City URL * "Mummies: In Search of Eternal Life" date: October 10, 2020 – December 23, 2020 Traveling exhibition with ca. 50 animal and human mummies from the world's cultures, plus the results of mummy research. Most recently at the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen - Museum Zeughaus, Mannheim (“MUMIEN – Geheimnisse des Lebens”, 16 September 2018 - 31 March 2019), the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo ("Search of Eternal Life: Mummies of the World", November 2, 2019 - February 24, 2020) and the Kumamoto-Jo Hall ("Mummies: In Search of Eternal Life", March 25, 2020 - September 5, 2020); will later travel to Fukuoka and Toyama. info: URL --PORTUGAL-- a) Museu Calouste Gulbenkian Av. de Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisboa URL URL * “ Pharaons superstars” date: TBA [was: October 29, 2020 – March 1, 2021] Exhibition about the role of the pharaons in history and popular culture, with 300 objecs on loan from many museums. Earlier at Mucem, Marseille (29 April 2020 - 17 August 2020) and later at Musée de la Civilisation de Québec, Québec city. info: URL info: source - URL --BRAZIL-- a) Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) São Paulo R. Álvares Penteado, 112 - Centro, São Paulo * "Egito Antigo: do cotidiano à eternidade" [Ancient Egypt: From everyday life to eternity] date: 19 February 2020 - 3 January 2021 [prolongation; was: till 11 May 2020] Travelling exhibition with 140 objects on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Turin. info: virtual tour at URL info: Portuguese press report at URL "O Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil São Paulo (CCBB SP) reabre ao público nesta sexta-feira (16) a exposição Egito Antigo: do cotidiano à eternidade. A reabertura do CCBB SP seguirá um planejamento previamente desenvolvido, que contempla restrições e regras definidas com base em orientações das autoridades sanitárias para garantir maior segurança aos visitantes e funcionários. (..)" The exhibition was reopened (after COVID closure) on October 16, 2020. --MEXICO-- a) Parque Guanajuato Bicentenario Carretera de Cuota Silao, Guanajuato * "Tutankamón: La tumba, el oro y la maldición" [Tutankhamon: The tomb, the gold and the malediction] date: 26 September 2019 - TBA [2nd prologation; was: till 4 September 2020] [1st prolongation; was: till 29/31 March 2020] Exhibition (travelling through Mexico since 2014) with more than 200 replicas of KV62 objects. info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL "La muestra se integra de 200 piezas, réplica de las encontradas, las cuales fueron elaboradas por expertos en reproducción de la región de La Toscana, quienes utilizaron materiales como oro, plata, cobre y piedras semipreciosas." info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press report at URL ---ISRAEL-- a) Israel Museum Davidson Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Archaeology Wing Derech Ruppin 11, Jerusalem URL * "Emoglyphs. Picture-Writing from Hieroglyphs to the Emoji" date: 16 December 2019 - 04 April 2021 [prolongation; was: till 12 October 2020] Exhibition about the metamorphosis of picture-writing from antiquity to modern times through a wealth of finds from ancient Egypt, displayed against the background of contemporary emoji use. info: URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL [The latter needs free registration.] b) Rockefeller Archeological Museum 27 Sultan Suleiman Street, Jerusalem URL * “The Egyptian Empire in Canaan” date: 06 September 2020 - 06 September 2021 [was: May 1, 2022 – TBA] Exhibition of ancient Egyptian artifacts from the period of Egyptian rule over Canaan, after the Battle of Megiddo (1457 BCE); including two victory stelae of Seti I and a statue of Ramesses III, excavated in Tell Beth Shean. info: URL * "Anthropoid Coffin with a Hieroglyphic Inscription” date: 06 September 2020 - 06 September 2021 [was: May 1, 2022 – TBA] info: URL --KOREA-- a) National Museum of Korea 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul URL * "World Culture Gallery - Egypt Gallery: "Egypt: Life, Death and Rebirth"" date: December 16, 2019 - November 7, 2021 Exhibition of 94 Egyptian artifacts on loan from the Brooklyn Museum, including mummies, coffins and sculptures dating from 4100 B.C. to 2 A.D. info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) One of the highlights is a relief of Ramses II in limestone. It is suggested it came from the temple of Ramses II at Abydos and was carved within the first two years of his reign. The exhibition also shows the mummy and wooden coffin of priest Thothirdes. Carbon-14 dating, a scientific method used to determine the date of archaeological samples, indicates that Thothirdes died between 768 B.C. and 545 B.C., supporting the 26th Dynasty date suggested by the style of his coffin. (..) The World Culture Gallery, according to Bae, will showcase a rotation of artifacts from other parts of the world every one or two years after the Egypt exhibition." ---PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA--- a) - b) Hubei Provincial Museum No. 160, East Lake Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province URL * "Egyptian collection of the Accademia dei Concordi" [working title] date: TBA Travelling exhibition of part of the ancient Egyptian collection of the Accademia dei Concordi; among the 500 artefacts are two mummies (Meryt and Baby). Earlier at the Pallazo Roncale, Rovigo (14 April 2018 - 29 July 2018; "Egitto ritrovato"); will travel to three other museums in China. info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL ---SAUDI ARABIA--- a) Ithra Museum 8386 Ring Rd, Gharb Al Dhahran, Az Zahran 34461 URL * "[The Egyptian Civilisation]" (working title) date: November 2020 - November 2022 Exhibition featuring 84 Egyptian artifacts. info: English press reports at URL URL +++ ==================================================================== Please send any contributions to: A. K. Eyma This list is not meant for distribution to any other public channel than the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum. It is always wise to contact the organizers of lectures e.d. for confirmation, in case of (last minute) changes. Also note that registration for conferences/symposiums often is months in advance. Students will need an I.D. to get any discounts offered. ====================================================================


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