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EEF NEWS (1042) 
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August 16, 2018 (IV Akhet 30)
Contents: (I) New: Lectures and symposiums (II) New: Exhibitions (III) Personals: personal and offtopic calls (IV) Read on the Web: online press reports in electronic newspapers etc. (V) Books and Journals Corner: book announcements, book reviews, journal issues appearing, digitised literature, etc. (VIA) Jobs and Grants: announcements of job openings and fellowships. (VIB) Courses and Trips: classroom & online courses, field schools, and non-commercial tours. (VII) (Multi)media: AE on TV, in Film, in Music, on CD-Rom or DVD (VIII) Websites: announcing, listing or updates of whole (mainstream) websites (IX) Lectures and symposiums on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Vatican City, Egypt, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, China, Czech Republic, Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa (X) Exhibitions on Ancient Egypt USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Egypt, Italy, France, Monaco, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Denmark, Estonia, Romania, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Japan, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Israel, New Zealand, China Notes: * Sections IX to XII contain the bulk of still current info from earlier issues (these sections are absent from the email version of the newsletter), while sections I to VIII contain new or adjusted information. * Of items marked with #, you can request from me the often longer announcement on which my summary was based. * Items marked with & are topics from earlier issues that linger on a bit (for irregular visitors of this site) or that were already on the EEF forum itself. * The double date in the header above is based on an accurate extrapolation from antiquity of the Ancient Egyptian (AE) Civil Calendar (365 days, wandering through the seasons, not determined by Sothis). * Please send any contributions and additions to: A.K. Eyma * Thanks for this week's events information go to: Kat Newkirk [(II) - UK (l)]; Michael Tilgner [(II) - Italy (g), Monaco (a)] ========================================================================= +++ (I) NEW: LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --UK-- c) Egypt Exploration Society * Study Day: "Egypt’s Shifting Capital" Followed by the AGM. date: 24th November, 2018; 9:30 - 16:30 place: Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH costs: EES member £28.00 (student £19.00), non-member £33.00 (student £23.00) info: booking form, programme and abstracts at URL --CZECH REPUBLIC-- [update] a) Charles University, Prague * Conference: “The Crossroads III – A Stranger in the House. Foreigners in Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Societies of the Bronze Age” date: September 10-13, 2018. place: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague [new] info: an updated preliminary programme is available at URL --- For previously listed lectures and conferences, see section IX below. +++ (II) NEW: EXHIBITIONS --UK-- [update] l) Bolton Museum Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE * Opening of a new Ancient Egyptian Gallery ("Eternal Egypt") [new] date: September 22 [was: TBA], 2018 - ongoing [new] info: English press report at URL --ITALY-- [update] g) Palazzo dei Papi di Viterbo Piazza San Lorenzo, 8 – 01100 Viterbo, Lazio * "L’Egitto a Viterbo. I tesori di Tutankhamon, la tomba, il corredo. Repliche dall’Egitto a Palazzo dei Papi" [Egypt in Viterbo. The treasures of Tutankhamun, the tomb, the (burial) objects. Replicas from Egypt in the Palazzo dei Papi] date: 1 July 2018 - 28 October 2018 [new] info: Italian press report at URL --MONACO-- [update] a) Grimaldi Forum Espace Ravel 10 Avenue Princesse Grace, MC 98000 Monaco * "L’Or des Pharaons: 2500 ans d’orfèvrerie dans l’Egypte ancienne" [Gold of the Pharaohs: 2500 years of goldsmith's art in ancient Egypt] date: 7 July 2018 - 9 September 2018 [new] info: French press report at URL Interview with Christiane Ziegler. ---- For previously listed exhibitions, see section X below. ++ (III) PERSONALS AND ADMIN NOTES [As you might guess, a "Personal" is exactly that: unlike with the others sections, entries are not necessarily in accord with the scope (mainstream Egyptology) of EEF. They usually are not in the Website version.] +++ (IV) READ ON THE WEB --NEWSPAPER REPORTS ONLINE--- [Submitted by Lenka Peacock, Kat Newkirk, and Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Ancient Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed" URL "A battery of forensic chemical tests carried out on a mummy that dated from 3,700-3,500 BC revealed the recipe and confirmed that it was developed far earlier and used more widely than previously thought. The Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy, is now home to the mummy in question. (..) Dr Stephen Buckley, an archaeologist from the University of York, and his colleagues worked out the chemical "fingerprint" of every ingredient, although each element could have come from a number of sources. So the basic recipe was: a plant oil - possibly sesame oil; a "balsam-type" plant or root extract that may have come from bullrushes; a plant-based gum - a natural sugar that may have been extracted from acacia; crucially, a conifer tree resin, which was probably pine resin. When mixed into the oil, that resin would have given it antibacterial properties, protecting the body from decay. (..)" -- Press release by the University of York: URL URL URL -- Other English press reports: URL "(..) The mummy in question is known as Mummy S. 293 (RCGE 16550) (..). Previously, scientists had mistakenly assumed that the Turin mummy S. 293 had been naturally mummified by hot and dry desert conditions, a process known as desiccation. The new research shows this isn’t the case—the mummy was producedby embalmers (..)." URL URL "(..) Professor Tom Higham, Deputy Director Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, said: "There are very few mummies of this 'natural' type available for analysis. Our radiocarbon dating shows it dates to the early Naqada phase of Egyptian prehistory, substantially earlier than the classic Pharaonic period, and this early age offers us an unparalleled glimpse into funerary treatment before the rise of the state. (..)" URL URL "(..) With their commonly curled positions and organs still inside their shriveled bodies, prehistoric mummies are a far cry from the classic entombed mummies that come to mind when you think of Egypt. But the basic idea behind an embalming salve remained the same. The balm would have formed “sort of a sticky brown paste,” Jones says. Bandages were either dipped before wrapping, or the embalmer would directly smear the paste on the body. The mummy was then positioned in the hot sand so that a combination of the searing sun and balm preservatives would keep the body safe. (..) The team is now studying sites of early experimentation with embalming ingredients, says Buckley, hinting at a future publication. (..)" -- French press report: URL -- Italian press report: URL -- The original research article is available online for free: Jones, J., Journal of Archaeological Science (2018) URL * Press report: "Initial analysis shows skeletons from huge Egyptian sarcophagus are two men, one woman" URL "Intricate gold panels were also found alongside the three skeletons. (..)" With MoA photos. -- Another press report: URL [Next six items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Press report: "Unpublished Egyptian texts reveal new insights into ancient medicine" URL "The University of Copenhagen in Denmark is home to a unique collection of Ancient Egyptian papyrus manuscripts. A large part of the collection has not yet been translated (..). Ph.D. student Amber Jacob from the Institute for the Study of The Ancient World at New York University, USA. (..) is one of four Ph.D. students working on the unpublished manuscripts held in Copenhagen. Jacob's research focuses on the medical texts from the Tebtunis temple library, which existed long before the famous Library of Alexandria, up until 200 BCE. In one of the texts, she has found evidence that Ancient Egyptians knew about the existence of kidneys. "It's the oldest known medical text to discuss the kidneys. Until now, some researchers thought that the Egyptians didn't know about kidneys, but in this text we can clearly see that they did," says Jacob. (..) Analysing [a] 3,500-year-old text is the job of Ph.D. student, Sofie Schiødt from the University of Copenhagen. One side of the manuscript describes unusual treatments for eye diseases, says Schiødt. The other side, describes the Ancient Egyptian equivalent of a pregnancy test and scan. (..)" -- Another English press report: URL * Press report: "Mystery of volcanic eruption that shaped ancient Mediterranean solved using tree rings" URL "(..) The eruption of the Thera volcano on the Greek island of Santorini was a major event felt as far afield as Turkey and Egypt. (..) Archaeologists and scientists have pieced together the timing from written records, pottery fragments and radiocarbon dating of plant material preserved beneath the ash. However, this evidence has been conflicting, and a team of researchers led by Professor Charlotte Pearson at the University of Arizona set out to solve the riddle. “It’s about tying together a timeline of ancient Egypt, Greece, Turkey and the rest of the Mediterranean at this critical point in the ancient world – that’s what dating Thera can do,” she explained. (..) “What we can say now is that the radiocarbon evidence is compatible with the archaeological evidence for an eruption of Thera in the 16th century BC,” Pearson said. (..)" -- German press report: URL -- The original research article is available for free online (also as pdf-file): Charlotte L. Pearson, et al., "Annual radiocarbon record indicates 16th century BCE date for the Thera eruption", in: Science Advances, vol. 4, no. 8 (August 2018) URL "(..) Using calendar-dated tree rings, we created an annual resolution radiocarbon time series 1700–1500 BCE to validate, improve, or more clearly define the limitations for radiocarbon calibration of materials from key eruption contexts. Results show an offset from the international radiocarbon calibration curve, which indicates a shift in the calibrated age range for Thera toward the 16th century BCE. This finding sheds new light on the long-running debate focused on a discrepancy between radiocarbon (late 17th–early 16th century BCE) and archaeological (mid 16th–early 15th century BCE) dating evidence for Thera." * Press report: "Datation au carbone 14 : un nouvel outil pour étudier l’origine des cosmétiques antiques" URL "Utilisés jusqu’au XIXe siècle, les carbonates de plombétaient des ingrédients classiques des cosmétiques dès le IIIe millénaire avant notre ère en Égypte, comme l’attestent les nombreux récipients contenant de la cérusite (PbCO3) et la phosgénite (Pb2Cl2CO3) retrouvés dans des tombes de cette époque. Mais alors que la cérusite est assez courante dans la nature, la phosgénite est très rare. Les historiens estiment ainsi que les Égyptiens maîtrisaient déjà sa synthèse il y a plusieurs millénaires. En analysant des échantillons égyptiens et grecs conservés auMusée du Louvre grâce aux techniques de datation au carbone 14 (14C), Lucile Beck, de l’université Paris-Saclay, et ses collègues, ont déterminé l’origine, naturelle ou synthétique,de ces pigments durant l’Antiquité, et précisé leurs modes de fabrication. (..)" -- The original research article is available for free online (also as pdf-file): Lucile Beck, et al., "Absolute dating of lead carbonates in ancient cosmetics by radiocarbon", in: Communications Chemistry, vol. 1 (2018), online: June 28, 2018 URL "Here we extend radiocarbon dating to lead carbonate, an inorganic material. We demonstrate that lead carbonates can be dated. We also show that natural and manufactured make-up powders can be discriminated by radiocarbon. We find that cerussite used for cosmetics was a natural mineral during the Egyptian Kingdom and then a synthesized compound manufactured by the ancient Greeks. Furthermore, we confirm that phosgenite was artificially produced by the Egyptians about 3500 years ago. Our results confirm the expertize of ancient Egyptians and Greeks in the chemical synthesis of cosmetics. The detection of radiocarbon in lead carbonate holds great promise for art history and provides a new tool for the authentication of paintings by dating the lead white pigment." * Press report: "Ein 'Hauch von Ramses': Die letzte Ruhe der Diepholzer 'Quatsch-Mumie'" URL "Die Diepholzer Mumie versetzte 2013 Wissenschaftler, Medien und Ministerien in Aufregung. Eine 2.000 Jahre alte Mumie in Diepholz? Es roch nach Sensation, allerdings nur kurz. Die Mumie war ein Fake. Ihre letzte Ruhe fand sie in einer Lehrmittelsammlung. (..)" -- The original research article about the mummy (only the abstract is free) was: K. Püschel, et al., "'Fake' aus Norddeutschland statt ägyptischer Mumie", in: Rechtsmedizin, vol. 23, no. 06, pp. 492-497 (2013) URL "The results of forensic pathological, anthropological and archeological investigations of a mummy clouded in secrecy are presented. The object, an accidental and reputedly sensational find of a mummy in a wooden box/sarcophagus in the attic of a private house in northern Germany, was initially thought to be a genuine antiquity originating from ancient Egypt based on externally carried out extensive computed tomography investigations. This remarkable find provided huge interest for national and international media. Due to some possible criminal aspects (e.g. unknown corpse or murder case) the prosecuting attorney’s office was involved. An interdisciplinary research team consisting of forensic experts, anthropologists and archeologists successfully revealed the mummy to be a skillful and intentional forgery." * Press report: "Christian Greco: «Per capire la civiltà digitale servono archeologi, storici e filosofi»" URL Interview with Christian Greco, Director of the Museo Egizio di Torino. * Press report: "Cocodrilos en el Antiguo Egipto: temidos y venerados" URL "Estos grandes reptiles, que representaban una amenaza para quienes vivían en las orillas del Nilo, fueron objeto tanto de temor como de devoción por parte de los egipcios. (..)" [Next two items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Egyptologist Somers Clarke’s house included in monuments' list" URL "English architect and Egyptologist Somers Clarke’s house will be included in the list of prominent Islamic and Coptic monuments. (..) Clarke lived between 1841 and 1926, and his tomb is located in al-Nusrab village in Aswan near the house. Clarke was a veteran English Egyptologist, architect, and Coptologist who was born in Brighton. He designed numerous churches before settling in Egypt, where he was an effective member in archaeological missions since 1893." * Press report: "From the North Dakota Prairie to Egypt: ND native Mark Lehner discovers more mysteries of the Giza Plateau" URL Interview with Egyptologist Mark Lehner. * Press report: "2 Ancient Pieces discovered during groundwater lifting works in Aswan" URL "The Egyptian Commission affiliated with the Ministry of Antiquities succeeded in discovering two ancient pieces made of mud-sand that date back to the Ptolemaic era. The discovery was made while the commission was undergoing their current works of removing groundwater from under the Temple of Kom Ombo in the city of Aswan, south of Egypt. (..) It is worth noting that each discovered piece is two meters in height, and consists of numerous codes and carvings that the commission is working on decoding. (..)" * Press report: "Minister of antiquities inspects Meir necropolis and El-Muharraq monastery in Assiut" URL "The minister of antiquities visited several historic sites in Assiut on Saturday, allocating EGP 300,000 as a preliminary budget to start excavation work at Meir necropolis, and became the first minister to visit the ancient El-Muharraq monastery. During an inspection tour of several archaeological sites in the governorate, the Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany gave the go-ahead to begin a comprehensive plan to restore the Meir tombs, located 12km west of El-Qussiya town, and to develop the site to be more tourist-friendly and provide more services to visitors. (..)" -- Another English press report: URL * Press report: "Cita con la momia de la mala suerte" URL Interview with Egyptologist Marie Vandenbeusch, about a mummy-board (EA 22542) from the BM, nicknamed "The Unlucky Mummy" and falsely said to have been on the Titanic. --Follow-ups-- [Next two items submitted by Kat Newkirk] * Press report: "Sohag National Museum set to open" URL Description and some photos of displays. -- Other English press reports: URL "(..) The museum consists of two floors. The ground floor includes six exhibition halls describing various kings and important figures in the history of Egypt. It showcases the life of an Egyptian family through history and the role of Egyptian women in their families, particularly in Upper Egypt. The upper floor exhibits the folk heritage of the governorate, its most important ancient rulers, and its crafts and industries. It also includes rare archeological pieces from Sohag’s wide pharaonic history. (..)" URL Report of the inauguration of the museum, with some photos and a MoA promo video. "(..) The number of archaeological pieces on display in Sohag Museum is about 1000 artefacts, most of which were uncovered in different archaeological sites near Sohag and the rest were selected from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art, the Textiles Museum and the Coptic Museum. (..)" URL "(..) The huge head of King Ramses II; the remains of the archaeological site, Abydos; and a decree dating back to 243 BC are the most important artifacts presented in the museum. The museum offers free entry for foreign and Egyptian visitors until the end of August to celebrate its inauguration." With some photos and the mentioned MoA promo video (Aranic). -- French press report: URL With the above MoA promo video in English. -- Italian press report: URL * Press release: "World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb" URL "Aging usually improves the flavor of cheese, but that's not why some very old cheese discovered in an Egyptian tomb is drawing attention. Instead, it's thought to be the most ancient solid cheese ever found, according to a study published in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry. The tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of Memphis in Egypt during the 13th century BC, was initially unearthed in 1885. After being lost under drifting sands, it was rediscovered in 2010, and archeologists found broken jars at the site a few years later. One jar contained a solidified whitish mass, as well as canvas fabric that might have covered the jar or been used to preserve its contents. Enrico Greco and colleagues wanted to analyze the whitish substance to determine its identity. (..)" -- Spanish press report: URL -- For the abstract of the original research article, see EEF NEWS (1041), or go to URL * Press report: "Le cancer connu mais peu fréquent en Egypte Ancienne" URL "Une étude de l’Université de Western Ontario au Canadamontre que les Anciens Egyptiens étaient rarement touchés par le cancer. L’étude est basée sur la scannographie de 1 087 squelettes anciens. Six seulement ont montré des traces de cancer. (..)" --MISCELLANEOUS-- * New entry at the blog of the Garstang Museum of Archaeology: -- "Decorated ware - a landscape in Ceramic" (Aug. 15) URL * A new entry at the 'From the Director's office...' blog of Cédric Gobeil (Director of the Egypt Exploration Society): -- "August 2018" URL [More information about the mentioned new concession in Sudan may be found at: "The EES Survey of Habaraab/Third Cataract Region (Sudan)" URL For the Archive Appeal 2018 (raising funds to rehouse over 5000 irreplaceable glass-plate negatives), see: URL ] * New entry at the blog of Projecte UEMOT: -- "Col·lecció Emili Rotellar i Lampré" (Aug. 13) URL -- "Col·lecció Joaquim Casellas i Fors" (Aug. 14) URL * New entry at the blog of the J. Paul Getty Trust: -- ""Multilingualism along the Nile", by Luigi Prada" (Aug. 13) URL * New entry at the 'Researchers in Museums' blog of UCL: -- ""Consanguinity and Incest in Ancient Egypt", by Alexandra Bridarolli" (Aug. 16) URL +++ (V) BOOK CORNER --NEW (PAPER) BOOK RELEASES-- * Irene Forstner-Müller, Nadine Moeller, The Hyksos Ruler Khyan and the Early Second Intermediate Period in Egypt: Problems and Priorities of Current Research : Proceedings of the Workshop of the Austrian Archaeological Institute and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Vienna, July 4 – 5, 2014. Holzhausen Verlag, 2018. Pb, 308 pp. ISBN 978-3-902976-83-3. EUR 79,90. URL "Recent results from the most important sites of the Late Middle Kingdom and the Second Intermediate Period (Edfu, Tell el-Dab'a and Abydos) have broadened our knowledge of the situation in Egypt enormously. Of utmost importance in this context are the sealing impressions from Edfu and Tell el-Dab’a bearing the name of the Hyksos ruler Khyan and the discovery of the previously-unknown royal tombs of an independent „Abydene” Dynasty in Abydos, which bring new light to bear on our understanding of the political situation in this period. (..)" NB: The book is also available as a free PDF: URL * Peter French, Janine Bourriau, The Anubieion at Saqqara IV: Pottery of the Late Dynastic Period with Comparative Material from the Sacred Animal Necropolis. (EES Excavation Memoir 110). Egypt Exploration Society, 2018. Pb, ISBN 9780856982231. $140. URL URL [Next two items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Sandro Vannini, King Tut. The Journey through the Underworld. Taschen, Köln, 2018. Hb, 448 pp., col. ills., including foldouts. ISBN 978-3836571463. USD 70.00. URL "Since the ’90s, Sandro Vannini has created complete photographic reproductions that reveal murals and artifacts in unprecedented detail. Marking the centenary of Howard Carter’s first expedition and a series of international exhibitions, this comprehensive guide combines contemporary understanding of ancient Egyptian afterlife with Vannini’s super high-resolution photography to cast an enthralling light on the voyage the pharaoh was thought to make after death." With forewords, chapter introductions, and photo captions by several Egyptologists. -- TOC: URL This coffee table book rich in images is also available in German (ISBN 978-3-8365-7145-6), French (ISBN 978-3-8365-7147-0), and Spanish (ISBN 978-3-8365-7149-4), price: EUR 50.00. * Christiane Ziegler (ed.), L'or des pharaons 2500 d'orfèvrerie dans l'Egypte ancienne, Hazan, 2018. Hb, 240 pp., col. ills. ISBN 978-2754114721. EUR 35.00 URL "Catalogue officiel de l’exposition L’Or des Pharaons, 2500 ans d’orfèvrerie dans l’Egypte ancienne au Forum Grimaldi de Monaco du 7 juillet au 9 septembre 2018." --DIGITIZED BOOKS & ONLINE THESES-- * Don't miss the open access book about the SIP, mentioned in the previous section! URL [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * New addition to the Zurich Open Repository and Archive (ZORA) of the University of Zürich -- Friedrich Abitz, Ramses III. in den Gräbern seiner Söhne, Fribourg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany, 1986. - 148 pp. - pdf-file (36.1 MB) URL "In the foreword the author points out the uniqueness and importance of five princely tombs in the Valley of the Queens and one from the Valley of the Kings, as they occupy a position at the turning point in the royal tomb series. In the first chapter the author describes the construction and decoration programme of the six tombs (QV 44, Khaemwese; QV 55, Amon(her)khepeshef; QV 53, Ramses; QV 43, Sethherkhepeshef; QV 42, Paraherwenenef; and KV 3, owner unknown), the last two of which stand somewhat apart in the group. Ch. 2 is devoted to the role of king Ramses III, the princes and the deities in the decoration programme of the six tombs. The function of the king becomes understandable in the light of his role there as deified ruler of the Netherworld. The position of the princes is only recognisable when they feature alone in scenes without the king, or through modification in the legends. The king is so predominant that even parts of the tomb decorations essential for the tomb owners are absent. The Horus sons represented in some tombs play a special part connected with the glorification of the princes. As regards the deities, not only the major ones such as various forms of the sungod or Osiris, but also guardian gods (a comparison with the decoration of the sarcophagus hall of the tomb of Ramses III and some tombs of queens in the Valley of the Queen are drawn) are represented. Ch. 3 presents comparisons between the individual princely tombs, between these as a group and the tombs of queens, and with the royal tomb of Ramses III. A summary of the results follows: the tombs have been built during the lifetimes of the king and his sons, and were destined for his bodily sons; the princes are identified in their tombs with the Horus sons; a chronological order of the tomb cannot be established; the king is predominant in the decoration programme, as is also shown in his relation with the gods. In ch. 4 the author discusses the source material not coming from the tombs under discussion, which comprises i.a. the representation of the princes in the temple of Medinet Habu and the mention of their names in the small temple of Ramses II at Karnak. Next he compares the names and titles in the two groups of sources. As regards the legends to the procession of the princes the author remarks that these were doubtless carved only after the death of Ramses III. Those of the first three princes combine the title of prince with a royal name. The fourth prince is provided with princely title, proper name and royal name; the other princes are represented with princely title and proper name. A last section of this chapter is concerned with the various identities. Ch. 5 contains the list of illustrations and the bibliography." (source: AEB 86.0679) --NEW ISSUES OF (PAPER) JOURNALS & MAGAZINES-- * The TOC of the latest issue of Ancient Egypt Magazine, no. 109 (vol. 19.1)(Aug.Sept 2018), is online at URL * The TOC of the latest issue of the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, vol. 47, no. 2 (Sept. 2018), is online at URL Among the articles (only abstract for free): -- Damian Robinson, "The Depositional Contexts of the Ships from Thonis-Heracleion, Egypt" * The TOC of the latest issue of Anthropologie: International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution, vol. 56 no. 2 (2018), is online at URL With several relevant articles (only abstracts for free) - the issue is in memory of Eugen Strouhal - e.g.: -- M. Verner, "Vis a vis a young pharaoh" -- M. E. Habicht, et al, "Queen Meresankh III – the oldest case of bilateral Silent Sinus Syndrome (c. 2620/10 - 2570 BC)?" --DIGITIZED JOURNAL ARTICLES & ONLINE PAPERS-- * The contents of issues 113, 114, and 115 of BIFAO have been made available for downloading for free: URL * Journal of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists -- vols. 1-19 (2000-2018) - URL [Most issues contain several articles on Egyptology and Coptology, most in Arabic, but also some in English.] * Ghada Darwish Al-Khafif, Rokia El-Banna, "Reconstructing Ancient Egyptian Diet through Bone Elemental Analysis Using LIBS (Qubbet el Hawa Cemetery)", in: BioMed Research International, vol. 2015 URL * Ghada Darwish AL-Khafif, Rokia El-Banna, Nancy Khattab, Tamer Gad Rashed, Salwa Dahesh, "The Immunodetection of Non-Falciparum Malaria in Ancient Egyptian Bones (Giza Necropolis)",in: BioMed Research International, vol. 2018 URL * Jakub Kwiecinski, "Images of the Respiratory System in Ancient Egypt: Trachea, Bronchi and Pulmonary Lobes", in: Canadian Respiratory Journal, vol. 19, no. 5 (2012) URL Unusual depictions of F36. * New additions to the Propylaeum-DOK repository: -- Minas-Nerpel, Martina (2011) Christian Leitz, Daniela Mendel & Yahya El-Masry, Athribis II. Der Tempel Ptolemaios XII. Die Inschriften und Reliefs der Opfersäle, des Umgangs und der Sanktuarräume, Band 1: Die Opfersäle und der Umgang, Band 2: Die Sanktuarräume, Band 3: Tafeln. In: Lingua Aegyptia, 19 (2011), pp. 333-336 URL -- Minas-Nerpel, Martina (2011) Cleopatra II and III: The queens of Ptolemy VI and VIII as guarantors of kingship and rivals for power. In: Jördens, Andrea ; Quack, Joachim Friedrich (Hrsgg.): Ägypten zwischen innerem Zwist und äußerem Druck. Die Zeit Ptolemaios’ VI. bis VIII. Internationales Symposion Heidelberg 16.-19.9.2007. Wiesbaden 2011, pp. 58-76 (Philippika ; 45) URL * The Ministry of Antiquities has released the July 2018 issue of its newsletter. The Arabic and English versions can be accessed via: URL [Next two items submitted by Michael Tilgner] * Jean Winand, "Teaching Ancient Egyptian. Between Linguistics and Philology", in: Alexandra Verbovsek, Burkhard Backes, Catherine Jones (eds.), Methodik und Didaktik in der Ägyptologie, München, 2011, pp. 173-182 - pdf-file (148 KB) URL "Teaching Egyptian in the beginning of the 21st century can seem a real challenge. The very first question is perhaps not how one can do it, but _why_ one should do it. (...) As regards the (basic) teaching of Egyptian, the main issue faced by Egyptologists is probably the lack of a consensus on the mechanisms underlying the grammar of Egyptian, a problem that seems inextricable so far for Classical Egyptian. Whatever the grammatical school one belongs to, one cannot overemphasize the needs of building bridges with what is happening in general linguistics, and of keeping the grammatical terminology under control." * Jean Winand, "L’image dans le texte ou le texte dans l’image ? Le cas de l’Égypte ancienne", in: Visible, vol. 2, pp. 141-158 (2006) URL "Les organisateurs nous ont donné une mission précise : traiter du texte dans l’image, en excluant précisément la situation inverse. Cela suppose réglée la question de l’identification des deux ordres que constituent le scriptural et l’iconique. En la matière, l’Égypte ancienne offre un cas intéressant. D’abord, l’écriture y dérive du figuratif, maiscela n’est pas unique dans les systèmes imaginés par l’humanité au cours de son histoire. En revanche – et cela est plus original –, le lien organique qui lie les deux dimensions ne s’est jamais défait. Si la limite se laisse tracer sans difficultés majeures, il s’agit, à n’en pas douter, d’une frontière éminemment poreuse, et dont les contours sont sans cesse fluctuants. À vrai dire, c’est une frontière très mal gardée – et des deux côtés – au point qu’on peut souvent à bon droit s’interroger sur la nature de ce qu’on a devant les yeux : écrit ou image, à moinsque ce ne soit les deux à la fois. C’est ce qui justifie en partie le titre retenu ici." --MISCELLANEOUS-- * TBA +++ (VIA) JOBS AND GRANTS ---JOB OPENINGS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement of an individual job opening on which the below summaries were based.] [New announcements are placed on top of the list.] [update] * The Faculty of Oriental Studies of the University of Oxford is seeking a Associate Professor of Egyptology and Coptic Studies from October 2019. The postholder will be elected to the Lady Wallis Budge Fellowship in Egyptology (a Non-Tutorial Fellowship) at University College. The Associate Professor will engage in advanced research using primary sources in the Egyptian language (including Demotic and Coptic) with a focus on Late, Graeco-Roman, or Coptic Period Egypt (..). [new] The closing date for applications is 12 October 2018 [was: 31 August 2018]. URL URL * (&) Oudheden, Leiden, has a job opening for a Conservator collectie Egypte (m/v; 32 hour per week, starting 1 December 2018). (..) Application deadline: 15 September 2018. URL * (&) An der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster ist im Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie zum 1. Oktober 2018 eine 50%-Stelle als Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (Schwerpunkt Ägyptische Philologie) zu besetzen. Die Stelle ist für die Dauer von 3 Jahren befristet. (..) Application deadline: 31 August 2018. URL * (&) St. Charles Community College (Cottleville, MO) is seeking part-time faculty for the fall 2018 semester to teach an Introduction to Egyptology course. Part-time appointments made on a semester-by-semester basis. (..) Open until filled. URL * (&) The Faculty of Oriental Studies of the University of Oxford is seeking a Associate Professor of Egyptology and Coptic Studies from October 2019. The postholder will be elected to the Lady Wallis Budge Fellowship in Egyptology (a Non-Tutorial Fellowship) at University College. The Associate Professor will engage in advanced research using primary sources in the Egyptian language (including Demotic and Coptic) with a focus on Late, Graeco-Roman, or Coptic Period Egypt (..). The closing date for applications is 31 August 2018. URL URL * (&) The University of Warsaw has an opening for the position of Assistant Professor in the archaeology and history of Egypt in the Dynastic period. A specialization in research on the funerary archaeology of Pharaonic Egypt, in particular funerary architecture, furnishings and ritual, is expected. (..) Application deadline: 15 August 2018. URL * (&) As a part of the FWF START-Project “Beyond Politics: Material Culture in Second Intermediate Period Egypt and Nubia”, the Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology (OREA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) is offering a PostDoc position for a fixed term appointment of 28 months. (..) Deadline: August 15, 2018. Full info at: URL * (&) At the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, there is an opening for an Assistant in the Department of Nubiology, for an archeologist devoted to the study of the Kushite period in Nubia. (..) Closing date: 1 August 2018. URL URL -- The Department of Nubiology also has openings for other Assistant posts, namely for a ceramics specialist, a geodetist, and a historian: URL URL URL * (&) NADIM Foundation in Cairo is seeking a competent researcher in the fields of Coptic and Greco-Roman Art and Architecture with emphasis on minor Arts, woodwork, techniques and craftsmanship from an interdisciplinary perspective. (..) The position is open till filled. (#) Foundation's website: URL info: URL * (&) Am Institut für Ägyptologie und Koptologie der Westfälischen Wilhelms- Universität Münster ist im Fachbereich 09 Philologie zum 01.10.2019 die W2-Universitätsprofessur für Koptologie (Nachfolge Prof. Dr. Stephen Emmel) neu zu besetzen. (..) Application deadline: 15.08.2018 URL * (&) California State University San Bernardino is proud to announce the establishment of the W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence position. This is a recurring visiting professor position that is perfect for a sabbatical leave or a postdoc. The recipient will teach one class, give a large lecture for the CSUSB community, and be an active member of campus for one term (Sept-Dec.). The recipient will receive housing, a partial meal plan, and $15000. Applications are due on March 1, 2018 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. To find out more information, go to URL To apply go to: URL ---GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS--- [# = You may request from the editor the often longer announcement on which the below summaries were based.] * (&) The Alexandria Centre for Maritime Archaeology & Underwater Cultural Heritage, Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, announces that the Honor Frost Foundation (which supports maritime archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean) is funding one Diploma student (for one year) or one MA student (for two years) for the school years 2018/2019. For more information, please contact: email * (&) The EES announces a new annual award scheme for students needing to carry out part of their doctoral research in Egypt. Two awards (The Patrons' Awards) of £1,000 each will be made each year, to fund a one-month stay in Egypt. (..) Applicants must be PhD/DPhil registered with a UK institution, undertaking research which requires or would benefit from time to be spent in Egypt. They should not be resident in Egypt and should be members of the EES. (..) The EES welcomes applications for fieldwork and also for museum/archive/library-based research, particularly where this has arisen from, or can be related to, present or past EES fieldwork. (..) Applications should be received by 31st July 2018 for stays in Egypt before 30 September 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by 15th September 2018. URL URL * (&) Apply for a fellowship at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research for the 2018-2019 academic year URL * (&) Bourses doctorales et postdoctorales attribuées par l’IFAO. (..) Les demandes doivent être déposées avant le 25 mai pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er janvier et le 30 juin et avant le 20 novembre pour les séjours commençant entre le 1er septembre et le 22 décembre. URL --AWARDS, PRIZES & CONTESTS-- * (&) Die Stiftung für Ägyptologie – Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte – schreibt für das Jahr 2018 erneut einen Wettbewerb aus. Ziel der Stiftung ist die Fortführung der Forschungsarbeit des Stifters Prof. Dr. Schafik Allam im Bereich der rechtshistorischen Forschung in der Ägyptologie. Schwerpunkt der Stiftungsförderung ist die Erforschung von Urkunden in ägyptischer Sprache und Schrift (Hieroglyphisch, Hieratisch, Kursivhieratisch, Demotisch und Koptisch). (..) Für ein schriftliches Werk wird ein Preisgeld von EUR 2.000,00 ausgelobt. (..) Einreichungsfrist ist der 31. Dezember 2018. (..) URL --VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-- * TBA +++ (VIB) NEW: COURSES AND TRIPS --COURSES-- * (&) Cursos de Lengua Egipcia en la Asociación Española de Egiptología. Colabora: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 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 * (&) "BLUE: a symposium exploring aspects of life in ancient Egypt" URL Egypt seen through the theme of the colour blue. A selection of 12 lectures presented in a symposium style, by Dr Joyce Tyldesley, Dr Steven Snape, Prof. Paul Nicholson, Dr Glenn Godenho, and Dr Campbell Price. FREE - 3 hour videos. * (&) 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 --TRIPS & TOURS-- [Only tours organized by non-profit Egyptological organisations (notably if the proceeds go to public education or site excavation/conservation) will be listed here.] * (&) A tour offered by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago: Sudan and Ancient Nubia December 10 - 18, 2018 Led by Emily Teeter and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago "Celebrate 100 years of Oriental Institute exploration as we return to Sudan and sites visited by James Henry Breasted on his 1907 expedition. Join us as we journey through stunning landscape, and get up close with our ancient past. In Sudan you will have the opportunity to interact with modern day local culture - while visiting ancient sites that are off the beaten path." For more information call 773-834-9777 or visit URL --FIELD SCHOOLS-- * TBA +++ (VII) (MULTI)MEDIA --TV & RADIO-- [Submitted by Michael Tilgner] * German TV: -- ARD-alpha, August 18, 2018, 19:15-19:30 "Schätze der Welt - Erbe der Menschheit: Ägyptisches Welterbe - Der Felsentempel von Abu Simbel, Ägypten" -- ZDFinfo, August 19, 2018, 00:45-01:30; August 20, 2018, 16:30-17:15 "Time Scanners: Geheimnisse in 3D. Die Pyramiden" -- ZDFinfo, August 20, 2018, 19:30-20:15 "Aufgedeckt - Rätsel der Geschichte: Das Geheimnis um Tutanchamuns Grab" -- ZDFinfo, August 20, 2018, 21:00-21:45 "Die Akte Tutanchamun: Die Schätze des Pharao" -- ZDFinfo, August 20, 2018, 21:45-22:30 "Die Akte Tutanchamun: Der Tod des Pharao" -- ZDFinfo, August 20, 2018, 22:30-23:15 "Schätze des alten Ägypten - Der Große Tempel des Ramses" -- ZDFinfo, August 20, 2018, 23:15-00:00 "Ägypten von oben: Das Tal der Pyramiden" -- ZDFinfo, August 21, 2018, 00:00-00:45 "Ägypten von oben: Die versunkenen Städte" -- 3sat, August 21, 2018, 16:20-17:00; August 22, 2018, 01:55-02:35 "An den Ufern des Nil: Zwischen Assuan und Luxor" -- 3sat, August 21, 2018, 17:00-17:45; August 22, 2018, 02:35-03:20 "An den Ufern des Nil: Zwischen Luxor und Wüste" -- 3sat, August 21, 2018, 17:45-18:30; August 22, 2018, 03:20-04:05 "An den Ufern des Nil: Zwischen Wüste und Mittelmeer" -- ZDFinfo, August 24, 2018, 21:00-21:45 "Cäsar und Kleopatra - Macht oder Liebe?" --DVDs & CDROMS-- * TBA --SOFTWARE & APPS-- * (&) Sesh 7.2.0 has been released: URL --ONLINE AUDIO&VIDEO-- * TBA * For previously listed online videos, see the website Videos and Audio Files. --MUSIC & THEATRE-- * TBA +++ (VIII) WEBSITES * TBA ++ [End of new weekly additions] ========================================================================= [Overview of still current older material follows below] +++ (IX) LECTURES AND SYMPOSIUMS --USA-- a) - b) ARCE/New York Chapter * TBA date: .. 2018; 6:00 pm place: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 7 Times Square, New York, New York (Entrance to 7 Times Square is on Broadway at 42nd Street, next to The Loft. Photo ID is required to enter building. Proceed to the 5th floor Sky Lobby and take the second elevator bank to the 23rd floor reception). costs: RSVP required to email * TBA date: ... 2018; 6:00 pm place: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW/NYU), 15 East 84th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), New York, New York costs: RSVP required to URL c) ARCE/Oregon Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2018; 7:30 pm place: Room 238, Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon costs: free and open to the public info: email e) ARCE/Arizona Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2018; 5:30pm place: Bryant Bannister Tree-Ring Building, Rm 110, University of Arizona, 1215 E Lowell St, Tucson, AZ 85721 costs: free and open to the public; parking available at the nearby 6th St Garage. info: URL f) ARCE/Pennsylvania Chapter URL * TBA date: ...., 2018; 1pm - 5pm place: Classroom 2, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeoolgy and Anthropology, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA costs: $18 for the general public, $13 for museum members, $8 for ARCE-PA members and students info: URL g) - h) - i) - j) ARCE/Northern California Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2018; 3 pm place: NES Lounge, Room 254, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley Campus (near the intersection of Bancroft Way and Barrow Lane) costs: no charge, but donations are very welcome. info: email URL k) - l) Yale University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) * TBA date: ... 2018. place: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven m) - n) ARCE/New England Chapter * TBA date: ..., 2018; 6:00 PM place: Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Building, Room 224, 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 info: email o) - p) - q) Indiana University Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Global and International Studies Building, Third Floor, 355 N Jordan Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405 URL * Conference: "Ancient Egypt and New Technology: Computer Visualization, Virtual Reality and Other Digital Humanities in Egyptology" Abstracts of papers are invited before November 15, 2018. date: 19-20 March 2019 info: mailto r) - s) ARCE/North Texas Chapter * "Every tomb tells a story", by Dr. Melinda Hartwig date: August 18, 2018; 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm place: Room 123, Fondren Hall, 3215 Daniel, SMU Campus costs: free and open to the public info: URL --CANADA-- a) La Société pour l'Étude de l'Égypte Ancienne Society for the Study for Egyptian Antiquities --SSEA Toronto Chapter-- * TBA date: .., 2018; 7 pm place: Earth Sciences Building, 5 Bancroft Ave., room 142 - University of Toronto St. George Campus info: URL --SSEA Calgary Chapter-- * TBA date: ..., 2018; 7:30 pm place: Room 162, Earth Science Building, campus of the University of Calgary, Calgary costs: free, all welcome info: email or URL --SSEA Vancouver Chapter-- * TBA date: ...2018; 7:00 PM place: Alliance for Arts & Culture, #100 - 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC costs: SSEA Members free, General Public $5; RVSP at URL info: email or URL email or URL -- SEEA Chapitre de Montréal / SSEA Montreal Chapter-- society website * TBA date:... 2018; 10h - 16h place: UQAM, local PK-5115, Départ. de Mathématiques, 201 ave du Président-Kennedy (métro Place-des-Arts, sortie Jeanne-Mance), Montréal, QC H2X 3Y7 costs: 15$ membre-étudiant; 25$ membre; 30$ non-membre info: email * TBA date: ..., 2018; 6:30 pm place: Bureau des Affaires Culturelles et de l'Éducation (BACE) du Consulat Général d'Égypte, 1 Place Ville-Marie, 19ième étage, suite 1936, Montreal, Quebec costs: free; RSVP- to reserve your place please call: 514-353-4674 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2018; 18:00 place: The Espace culturel of Librairie Monet, 2752 de Salaberry in Montreal. costs: free for members, $12.00 for non-members. To confirm your place, please contact email info: email or tel. 514-353-4674 b) Friends of Ancient Egypt URL * TBA date: .., 2018; 7 - 9 pm place: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens' Park, Toronto costs: $20 General Public; $15 ROM members; $10 Students info: tel.: 416.586.5797; e-mail: email URL --UNITED KINGDOM--- a) British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG * "BM Annual Egyptological Colloquium 2019: 'Amarna: The lived city'" Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 November 2018. Prof. Barry Kemp will deliver the keynote lecture. date: 19-20 September 2019 info: Call for Papers at URL b) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT URL * TBA --Friends of the Petrie Museum-- * TBA day: .. 2018; 18:30 place: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31 Gordon Square, London WC1 costs: non-members welcome info: email c) The Egypt Exploration Society 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG society's website * TBA date:..., 2018 d) Egypt Society of Bristol. society's website * TBA date: .. 2018; 18:45 place: Lecture Room 1, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, 43 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol 8 * TBA date: ... 2016; 18:00 place: Priory Road Lecture Theatre, 12 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU costs: free for members, £2.00 for non-members. info: URL e) The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society (SAES) Society's website * TBA date: ... 2018; 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm start place: Main Lecture Theatre, Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Lordshill, Southampton, SO16 8FA costs: members £3.00, non-members £6.00 info: email f) The Friends of the Egypt Centre, Swansea University * TBA date: ... 2018; 7.00pm place: Fulton House 2 Lecture Theatre, 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) * "Gebel Barkal, the Holy Mountain of Napata", by Dr Robert Morkot date: Monday 10th September 2018; 7pm for a 7.45pm start place: Manchester Conference Centre / Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB. costs: also open to non-members info: URL h) British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA) * Annual Conference BANEA date: TBA, 2019 place: Durham University info: URL URL i) Kemet Klub * TBA date: ..., 2018 place: Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR info: booking with email j) TBA * 1st International Conference on Birds in Ancient Egypt date: postponed [was: 3 - 6 April 2017] place: TBA, Swansea info: email k) - l) ICOM International Committee for Egyptology (CIPEG) * CIPEG Annual Meeting date: 4-7 September 2018 place: Swansea info: URL Booking form (PDF): URL Updated, preliminary programme (PDF): URL m) Egypt Exploration Society AND University of Manchester * Fourth British Egyptology Congress (BEC4) Abstracts for papers are invited before 28th February 2018 date: 7-9 September 2018 info: URL info: URL info: email info: Call for Papers at URL info: booking (ticket reservations) now possible at URL info: preliminary schedule at URL n) Essex Egyptology Group URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 3-5pm place: The Barn. Spring Lodge Community Centre, Powers Hall End, Witham, Essex CM8 2HE costs: non-members £5; members free info: URL o) - p) - q) Egyptian Society Taunton * TBA date: ... 2018; 2pm start. place: Devon Archaeological Society, Dix's Field, Exeter, EX1 1QA. costs: members £6, non-members £7.50 info: email * TBA date: ...., 2018; doors open at 1.30 pm for 2 pm start. place: The Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4EP, UK costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £7.50 info: URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 2pm start. place: St James Church, St James Street, Taunton, Somerset costs: admission for members £6, for non-members £8 info: URL r) West Midlands Egyptology Society (WMES) * WMES Conference 2018: "Aswan to Alexandria: Travel and Exploration in Egypt from Antiquity to the Modern Day" The deadline for abstracts of papers is now 1 June 2018 [was: 30 April 2018]. date: 17 - 18 November 2018 place: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK info: URL s) Egyptology Scotland URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 1:30pm (please note slightly earlier start time) place: Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery (Lecture Room), Glasgow G3 8AG costs: £5 flat rate (membership can be taken out/renewed at the door, or see the website below) info: email Twitter: @EgyptScotland URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 12:45pm place: Room 301, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ costs: £5 info: email * TBA date: ..., 2018; 2.30pm place: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL costs: £2 members, £5 non-members info: email * TBA date: ..., 2018; 2:00 pm place: Burrell Collection Museum, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow South Side costs: £2 members, £5 non-members info: mail info: URL t) Thames Valley ancient Egypt Society (Oxon, Berks, Bucks) URL * "Gifts of the Nile: water plants in Egyptian culture", by Hilary Wilson date: 8 September 2018; 2.00 pm : place: OakwoodCentre, Headley Road, Woodley, RG5 4JZ costs: visitors welcome (£3) info: email URL u) - v) Interpreting Egypt’s Past in Wales and the World (InEPWW) * TBA date: ... 2018; 4.00–6.00 pm. place: SURF room, Fulton House, Swansea University, Singleton Park Campus costs: free entry; all welcome info: URL w) - x) - y) Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt. URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 1.30pm place: Lecture Theatre, Chesterfield Library, Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, S40 1QN costs: Members and Day-Visitors £4; all welcome. info: email z) North-East Ancient Egypt Society URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 2:00 – 4:00 place: Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum, DH1 3TH Durham costs: members free; non members and visitors £5, concessions £3 info: email info: URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 2:00 – 4:00 place: Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, NE1 6RQ Newcastle costs: members free; non members and visitors £5, concessions £3 info: email info: URL za) Sudan: Ancient and Modern URL * TBA date: ..., 2018; 5 PM place: The Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College High Street, OX1 4AW Oxford, Oxfordshire info: email --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten (NINO) URL * TBA date: .. 2018 place: Leemans-zaal, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Rapenburg 28, Leiden info: email b) - c) Het Huis van Horus * TBA date: ..., 2018; 19:30 - ca. 20:45 place: Leiden, Lipsius Gebouw costs: € 8 for members of Huis van Horus, EUR 10, non-members please RSVP at email or 06-52008364 info: URL d) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * Symposium "Goden van Sakkara" Valedictory symposium in honour of Prof. Dr. Maarten Raven (Conservator collectie Egypte bij het RMO en sinds 2012 Bijzonder hoogleraar “Museologie van het Oude Egypte” aan de Universiteit Leiden). Speakers: Wim Weijland, Paul Nicholson, Alain Zivie, Renata Landgrafova, Tamás Bács, Nozomo Kawai. date: 19 November 2018; 12:15-17:30 costs: EUR 20,00 (tickets on sale after 1 September) e) Mehen URL * Study Day: "Gebelein, de onbekende stad ten zuiden van Thebe", with Vincent Oeters MA and Jan Koek. date: 28 December 2018; 10:30 – 16:30 place: RMO, Leemanszaal, Leiden costs: EUR 25 members / EUR 30 non-members info: URL --GERMANY-- a) Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Aegyptologie * 9. Berliner Arbeitskreis Junge Aegyptologie (BAJA 9): "(Un)Sterblichkeit: Schrift – Körper – Kult" Abstracts of papers are invited before 15.09.2018 (at email). date: 30 November 2018 - 2 December 2018 place: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin b) - c) Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz * International Egyptological workshop "Excavating the Extra-Ordinary. Challenges and merits of working with small finds" Abstracts of papers are invited before 30 September 2018. date: April 8-9, 2019 place: "Senatssaal", Institute of Natural Science, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 21, 55128 Mainz info: URL --VATICAN CITY-- a) - --EGYPT-- a) Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) 1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street P.O. Box 50, 11211 Zamalek - Cairo - Egypt phone: ++20 2 738.2522 / 738.2520 email; institute's website * TBA date: ... 2018 b) EES Cairo C/O British Council, 192 Sharei el-Nil St. Agouza -Cairo. Cell.pho.:010/6797508 * TBA date: .. 2018; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm place: Garden Room, British Council, 192Sharia El-Nil, Agouza, Cairo, Egypt c) Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO) 37 rue al-Cheikh Aly Youssef, Cairo, Egypt 11441 * TBA date: .. 2018 d) Supreme Council of Antiquities 3 el-Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek, Cairo phone: +2/02 736-5645; fax: 735-7239 * TBA date: ... 2018; 6:00 PM place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, The Supreme Council of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek info: email e) The t3.wy Foundation for Historical Research in Egyptology * TBA date: ... 2016; 7PM place: Marsam Hotel, Luxor West Bank info: URL f) The Patrons of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo URL * TBA date: ..., 2018; 5:30 pm place: Ahmed Pasha Kamal Hall, Ministry of Antiquities, 3 Adel Abu Bakr Street, Zamalek costs: free and open to all info: email g) Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo 31, Sharia Abu El Feda, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek URL email * TBA date: ... 2018; 6 p.m. info: email h) Writing and Scripts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina 21526 El Chatby, Alexandria * TBA date: ... 2016; 11.00 -13.00 place: Lecture hall, Conference Center, Bibliotheca Alexandrina costs: open to the public info: email i) Mummification Museum, Luxor * TBA date: ..... 2016; 7pm cost: admission free; NB: strictly NO cameras or recording devices please. info: email j) Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw Research Centre in Cairo 11 Mahalla st., Cairo –Heliopolis, Egypt * "Work in Progress: 2nd Annual Archaeobotany in Egypt Meeting" Abstract for papers are invited before July 7th, 2018. date: September 26-27, 2018 info: email k) - l) International Association of Egyptologists * XIIth International Congress of Egyptologists Deadline for abstracts of papers is 1 October 2018. date: 3-8 [was: 9-14] November 2019 [new] place: Cairo [was: Luxor] info: URL info: First circular (PDF) at URL info: Arabic press release (with logo) at URL info: email m) - n) American University in Cairo * Joint Conference on the Bioarchaeology of Ancient Egypt & The International Symposium on Animals in Ancient Egypt (BAE-ISAAE 2019) Abstracts of papers are invited before September 20, 2018. date: January 10 - 13, 2019 place: Ewart Hall, American University Cairo, Tahrir Campus info: email info: URL --ITALY-- a) Museo Egizio Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123, Torino * TBA date: ..., 2018; 6:00 p.m. place: Sala Conferenze, Museo Egizio di Torino costs: free and open to all info: URL * Workshop: "Deir el-Medina Workshop in the Museo Egizio" This workshop aims to highlight ongoing research on Deir el-Medina, focusing on the history of the archaeological excavations and recent field activities as well as the investigation of written and non-written material culture. Papers on any topics related to Deir el-Medina and other sites in Western Thebes linked to it from the New Kingdom until the Coptic period are welcome. The deadline for submissions is 18th May 2018. date: October 8-10, 2018 info: Call for Papers at URL info: URL b) World Congress on Mummy Studies * The 10th World Congress on Mummy Studies date: TBA, 2020 place: TBA, Bolzano, Italy info: source - URL c) Gruppo Egittologico "Khentyimentyu" * TBA date: ..., 2018; 17.45 place: Cinema teatro Cappuccini, via Clelia 18 - Imola costs: free info: email info: URL URL d) - e) University of Pisa * TBA date: ... 2018; 12:00 pm place: Aula CAR 1, Palazzo Carità, Università di Pisa, Via Pasquale Paoli 9 – 56126 Pisa info: URL f) Amici e Collaboratori del Museo Egizio di Torino (ACME) * TBA date: ... 2018; 18.00-19.30 place: Sala Conferenze, Museo Egizio di Torino costs: free and open to all info: email info: URL g) Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies (CAMNES) Via del Giglio, 15, 50123 Firenze FI * International Conference: "Rethinking Osiris" Abstracts of papers are invited before September 30, 2018. Keynote lecure will be by Mark Smith (University of Oxford). date: March 26-27, 2019 place: Ex-Church of S. Jacopo, Via Faenza 43, Florence costs: speakers EUR 80, listeners EUR 50 info: URL --FRANCE-- a) Musée du Louvre Department of Egyptian Antiquities Pavillon Mollien 75058 Paris Cedex 01, France * 14th International Conference for Nubian Studies date: 10–15 September 2018 place: Musée du Louvre Auditorium and the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris info: 1st and 2nd circular at URL b) Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes University of Nantes, Nantes * "Second International Conference on Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics" Abstracts of papers are invited before 15 June 2018. date: 14-16 November 2018 info: TBA at URL --PORTUGAL-- a) - --BELGIUM-- a) - --SPAIN-- a) Asociación Española de Egiptología URL * TBA date: ...2018 b) - c) ALO Congress, S.L. Numancia, 73, 7ºC2, 08029 Barcelona * "Third International Conference on Pharmacy and Medicine in Ancient Egypt" Abstract submission deadline is 30 Juny 2018. date: 25-26 October 2018 place: Barcelona info: URL d) Universidad Complutense, Madrid * VI Congreso/Congresso Iberoamericano de Egiptología VI Iberoamerican Congress of Egyptology Papers are invited before 31 July 2018. date: 3-5 December 2018 place: Universidad Complutense, Madrid. info: URL info: email e) Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (UAH) Pza. San Diego, s/n, 28801 - Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) URL * Conference: Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) 2019 date: 17–21 June 2019 info: Spanish press release at URL URL URL info: this coming September, further information and a Call for Papers will appear at URL --AUSTRALIA-- a) WEA - Adult Learning 223 Angas Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 * "Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism", by Prof. James Hoffmeier (Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History and Archaeology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School USA) AND "Piramesses: The City of Ramesses II", by Dr Edgar Pusch (University College London UK) date: Tuesday 28th August 2018; 6-9pm place: W.E.A Centre, 223 Angas St, Adelaide SA costs: A$49 (no discount/concession) info: contact (08) 8223 1979 info: URL --DENMARK-- a) - --SWITZERLAND-- a) Ägyptologie-Forum an der Universität Zürich URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 18:30 place: Hörsaal KO2 F 150, Universität Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich costs: open for members, students, and the general public. info: email --GREECE-- a) - --AUSTRIA-- a) - --HUNGARY-- a) Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest [Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest] Collection of Egyptian Antiquities 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41. * TBA date: .. 2018 --CROATIA-- a) Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb * Conference: Egypt and Austria XII - "Central Europe, Egypt and the Orient: The Current Research" Abstracts of papers are invited before March 31st 2018. date: 17-23 September 2018 place: Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb info: email info: URL --CHINA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Charles University, Prague * Conference: “The Crossroads III – A Stranger in the House. Foreigners in Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Societies of the Bronze Age” date: September 10-13, 2018. place: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague info: URL info: a preliminary programme is now available at URL --ARGENTINA-- a) - --NEW ZEALAND-- a) University of Auckland * Fifth Australasian Egyptology Conference (AEC5) Abstracts of papers are invited before 16 February 2018. date: 7th–9th September 2018 place: University of Auckland, New Zealand. info: URL info: URL info: URL --SOUTH AFRICA-- a) The Egyptian Society of South Africa URL * TBA date: ... 2018; 19h30 place: St George's Grammar School in Mowbray info: email +++ (X) EXHIBITIONS Most info in this section was collected by Michael Tilgner and Ingrid van Sprakelaar. Ingrid maintains an exhibition calendar [in a complementary format, i.e. sorted by date (and country)] at the Dutch website of the Mehen Study Center. --USA-- a) - b) Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 URL * "The Discovery of King Tut" date: October 6, 2018 – January 27, 2019 One of the touring exhibitions with some 1,000 replicas of KV62 objects. info: source - URL c) St. Louis Art Museum One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110-1380 URL * Re-opening of the Ancient Egyptian Art Gallery date: 15 December 2017 - ongoing info: English press report at URL "Starting Friday, a trip to see the mummies and Egyptian artifacts at the St. Louis Art Museum will not include an odd detour through the period rooms of 18th-century French and English furniture. Their new home on the third floor of the art museum will be easier to find, and you'll know you're in the right space as soon as you go up the stairs or step off the elevator. Floor-to-ceiling hieroglyphs cover the space surrounding the doorway. (..) The Egyptian artifacts' skylight-lit home on the museum's first level was always meant to be temporary, but they ended up staying for about 10 years, she said. (..) The new Egyptian space is bigger and allows the museum to display about 100 objects as opposed to the 80 or so in the previous space. Three mummies lie along the spine of the long, narrow room, with cases of objects lining the walls. In addition to peeking at the exposed toe wrappings of the mummy Amen-Nestawy-Nakht, visitors will be able to use a 55-inch touchscreen to explore images of CAT scans taken of the mummies in 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) Drawing upon existing 3D CT scans, the new exhibition features an Inside Explorer Table, giving visitors the chance to virtually explore the mummies and study them layer by layer. (..)" With a video, featuring Associate curator of ancient art at the museum, Lisa Çakmak. * "Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds" date: 25 March 2018 - 9 September 2018 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"), and Museum Rietberg. Zürich (10 February 2017 - 13 August 2017; "Osiris - Das versunkene Geheimnis Ägyptens"). info: URL info: video of trailer - URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With slideshow of photos of objects. info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL with a video. URL info: English press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL With slideshow. d) The Harvard Semitic Museum 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 URL * “Recreating the Throne of Egyptian Queen Hetepheres” date: February 11, 2016 - ongoing Centerpiece is a reproduction of Hetepheres' chair. info: URL With photo gallery and video. e) Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052 URL * "A Woman's Afterlife: Gender Transformation in Ancient Egypt" date: December 15, 2016 - long-term [was: till March 24, 2017] Exhibition with 25 ancient Egyptian artefacts that explore the differences between male and female access to the afterlife. info: URL info: press release [PDF] at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Egyptian medicine taught that an entombed woman faced a biological barrier to rebirth. The ancient Egyptians believed that in human reproduction it was The Man who created the fetus, and transferred it to the woman during intercourse. This ultimately made rebirth impossible for a woman alone. To overcome this perceived problem a priest ritually transformed a woman's mummy into a man long enough to create a fetus. The ritual for this transformation required representing a woman with red skin on her coffin--- the color normally assigned to a man. Furthermore, artisans inscribed the coffin with spells that addressed the woman in masculine pronouns for a priest to recite. The use of "male" color and strategically inflected language had the power to change her gender in the coffin. A woman later returned to her original female state and incubated herself for rebirth into the afterlife as a woman. (..)" URL URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The show demonstrates this concept with a coffin from the museum’s collection (around 1292-1190 BC), which portrays the deceased with male skin (conventionally red) on the coffin’s exterior—addressed by four gods using a masculine pronoun—and with female skin (conventionally yellow) on the mummy’s mask. Around 25 objects from the museum’s collection are on view, including pieces never before exhibited, like a collar with Atum, a male god who created the world all on his own. There is also a statuette of Atum holding his erect phallus in his hand, which is a feminine word in Egyptian. “This is the way [he created the world]—quite literally, masturbating,” Bleiberg says. Other objects, like two wooden statues, show that females are once again treated as women when they enter the afterlife, despite their portrayal with male attributes on their coffins. There are also statues of Osiris and Isis. (..)" URL info: English press report at URL f) Kelsey Museum of Archeology University of Michigan, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1390. (The public entrance is on Maynard Street.) URL * “Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile” date: August 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020 This exhibition explores the times and places in which Kushite graffiti were inscribed (on temples, pyramids, and other monumental structures), through photos, text, and interactive media presentations. At the heart of the show are the hundreds of Meroitic graffiti recently discovered in a rock-cut temple by the Kelsey expedition to El Kurru. info: URL g) Ryerson and Burnham Libraries Art Institute Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603 URL * "Forever "Egypt"! Works from the Collection of Harold Allen" date: June 27, 2018 - August 31, 2018 The exhibition explores the Egyptomania craze of the early to mid-20th century, featuring Egypt-themed objects and designs collected by photographer and art historian Harold Allen (1912–1998), whose work focuses on documenting the Egyptian Revival architecture in the USA. info: URL h) Boonshoft Museum of Discovery 2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton, OH 45414 URL * “Explorers” date: January 27, 2018 - August 26, 2018 Exhibition in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Dayton Society of Natural History’s (DSNH) Collection, featuring more than 100 items from around the globe (incl. Egypt). info: URL "(..) In 1922, J. Morton Howell became the first “Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary” to Egypt. Upon his retirement from this ambassadorial position, this Dayton native was gifted many artifacts from the Egyptian government, which he in turn entrusted to the DSNH. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) The Explorers exhibit will introduce visitors to five of the prominent donors who’ve been responsible for much of the extensive collection. After learning more about each individual, visitors will move into the galleries to explore the geographic regions where each donor discovered treasures and view items each brought back to the museum. (..) Kids can (..) visit an ancient Egypt replica tomb, (..) build a model of a pyramid, and (..) Nesier, the museum’s mummy, is prominently displayed. (..)" i) Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712 URL * "Crystal: Visible and Invisible" [working title] date: October 12, 2019 - January 6, 2020 The exhibition explores the complex and varied connections between crystal and art throughout the world, spanning history and geography: featuring more than 75 works from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and other ancient cultures, combined with works from contemporary artists. info: URL info: English press report at URL j) Hood Museum of Art Dartmouth, 6 East Wheelock St., Hanover, NH 03755 URL * “Reopening Museum” date: January 26, 2019 - Ongoing info: URL info: online catalog of the Dynastic Egypt collection of the museum - URL k) Museum of Fine Arts Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 URL * “Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry” date: February 14, 2017 – August 19, 2018 Exhibition of about 70 objects (both ancient and revival) tracing the revival movement from the 19th to the 21st centuries. The exhibition focuses on four types: archaeological, Classical, Egyptian, and Renaissance. info: URL "(..) Highlights include a 1924 brooch, on loan from Cartier, paired with an Egyptian winged scarab (740–660 BC) with a similar design (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) [The exhibition] will feature 80 glittery pieces by Castellani, Tiffany & Co., Bulgari and Cartier, spanning from antiquity to today, and is meant to demonstrate that the revivalist narrative did not end in the early 20th century. (..) It relies mostly on the museum’s collection a well as 17 loans from private collections. (..) Despite the fact that jewelry from the 19th and early 20th centuries explored many different revival styles, the MFA exhibition focuses on four — archaeological (inspired by newly excavated art and artifacts), Renaissance, Egyptian and Classical. (..)" info: English press report at URL With a photo of a Cartier broach with winged scarab design. l) University Museum, San Francisco State University c/o Museum Studies Program, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 * “Going Global: From San Francisco to the World” date: April 26, 2018 - April 26 [was: May], 2019 Inaugural exhibition of the Global Museum, with 175 objects, incl. some ancient Egyptian ones. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The sarcophagus [of Nes-Per-N-Nub], with its exquisite painted patterns, birds and sun disks, will be among 175 objects on view when the museum opens to the public April 26 with an inaugural exhibition that announces its intention: “Going Global: From San Francisco to the World.” But the mummified remains of Nes-Per-N-Nub and another Egyptian won’t be on view until fall, when a special climate-controlled room adjoining the 1,922-square-foot museum — 64 degrees is the optimal temperature — is ready. Even then, you’ll have to ask to see them. (..)" URL URL * Opening of the Global Museum (incl. reopening of the Sutro Egyptian collection) date: April 26, 2018 [was: late 2017] - ongoing info: URL "(..) The Global Museum will be exhibiting its outstanding collections from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas beginning April 2018 in the Fine Arts Building. (..)" info: URL URL info: press reports at URL "The Sutro Egyptian and Treganza collection will be moved as part of the University Museum’s relocation into the Fine Arts building next semester for specialized care and greater student accessibility. (..) The Museum Studies gallery is [currently] located on the fifth floor of the Humanities building which, according to Museum Studies Professor and Director Edward Luby, has been inaccessible to students and local families who want to visit the museum. (..)" URL "The University Museum’s plan to move two collections into the Fine Arts Building this spring have been postponed until fall 2015, allowing artifacts to be temporarily loaned to other museums and galleries until the grand opening. The Treganza and Sutro Egyptian collections were originally scheduled for a spring 2015 move into FA 203. (..) The Sutro Egyptian collection, which is currently housed in the fifth floor of the Humanities Building at the University Museum, has no plans to reopen before the move but a few items will be loaned to the San Francisco International Airport Museum (..)" info: online database of the Sutro Collection of Egyptian Antiquities that includes ca. 700 objects (incl. two intact mummies) - URL info: English press report at URL m) California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, CA 90037 URL * "KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" date: March 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019 Exhibition to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb, with over 150 authentic[!] artifacts from KV62, 60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt. It will later travel to Europe in January 2019 as part of a 10-city international tour. info: URL info: URL With trailer. info: English press release at URL info: Exhibition Artifact Highlights, slideshow at URL info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Tickets will go on sale Tuesday (..)." info: English press report at URL "(..) The exhibition includes 166 artifacts, not including the basic pieces of Tutankhamun, Anani said (...)" info: English press reports at URL "(..) a ten-city international exhibition tour.(..) URL "(..) a ten-city, five-year international run. (..)" URL "Egypt Antiquities Minister Khalid al-Anani said on Friday that the ministry did not hide its plans to organize an exhibition containing 166 artifacts belonging to the young pharaoh Tutankhamun. He added that the exhibition is scheduled to tour seven foreign countries (..), and will continue over the next 7 years. The exhibition includes 166 artifacts, not including the basic pieces of Tutankhamun, Anani said (..)." URL URL "Egypt's Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Anany said the value of insurance coverage for 166 pieces of King Tutankhamun’s belongings that will be exhibited abroad is estimated to be $862 million. (..) El-Anany said the revenues expected by the Ministry of Antiquities from exhibiting these pieces is $5[0] m. (..)" URL info: English press reports at URL With slideshow of sneak peek. URL "(..) According to the California Science Centre in Los Angeles Website, tickets for the Tutankhamun exhibition are selling out. (..) The other legs [of the exhibition's tour] include the Museum of Science and Industry at the Parc de la Villette in Paris, the Saatchi Museum in London, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, the Sydney Museum in Australia, the National Museum in South Korea, the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, the Field Museum in Chicago, the Muri Art Centre in Tokyo and the Osaka Museum of Art. (..)" URL URL info: video with exhibition highlights - URL info: press release at URL "More than 150 stunning treasures from King Tut's tomb have arrived from Cairo, Egypt at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where they will now be installed for the world premiere of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, beginning March 24, 2018. (..) At the conclusion of the 10-city tour, the items will go on permanent display at the new Grand Egyptian Museum being constructed in Cairo. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) Many of the favorites are back, like the coffinette [for the mummified liver]. The new exhibition has 166 total objects, the largest number of King Tut items ever displayed publicly outside Egypt. About 40% of the works haven't left the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities before. Some items, however, are not returning. Among them: the gold, crown-like diadem from the mummy's head, as well as a wooden King Tut mannequin. In curating new material for the exhibit, organizers said they aimed for intimate objects like the gold sandals on the mummy's feet when it was discovered, and a pair of worn linen gloves he may have used in real life, circa 1336 BC. There's also a ceremonial wooden bed with lion feet, created for King Tut's body to rest during the afterlife, plus jewelry galore, including gold bands embedded with semiprecious stones and wrapped around the mummy's exterior. (...)" URL URL URL With 15 photo slideshow. info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press reports at URL With several photos. URL URL URL With several photos. info: English press reports at URL URL A review. info: French press reports at URL URL "Polémique autour des expositions d’antiquités à l’étranger. (..)" info: English press report at URL Dr Zahi HawaSS reacts to Criticisms and rumours surrounding the exhibition tour. info: Spanish press report at URL info: German press report at URL "AV-Technologie macht die Ausstellung auch zum multimedialen Highlight. (...) Für die Konzeption der Ausstellung zeichnet Exhibitions International verantwortlich. Natürlich werden AV-Technologien verwendet, um eine möglichst spannende und interaktive Ausstellung zu ermöglichen. So sind 3D- und 360° Inhalte sowie 180° Projektionen und Audio-Effekte sind wichtige Bestandteil der Ausstellung. (..)" info: English press report at URL "(..) 15 Barco F-series projectors help tell the story of King Tut’s life and mysterious death with multimedia elements that enhance these artifacts. The panoramic 180-degree entry gallery immerses attendees in the fascinating discovery of King Tut’s tomb, and the dramatic closing blends multimedia and one of the most incredible artifacts every unearthed to sum up the legend of King Tut. (...)" n) Newark Museum 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102-3176 URL * “Reopening Art of the Ancient Mediterranean Cultures” date: Fall 2017 - Ongoing info: URL "The Museum's art of the ancient Mediterranean cultures — Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome — includes one of the finest collections of ancient glass in the nation as well as classical antiquities that illustrates glassmaking over a 2,500 year period. The Egyptian Collection features the mummy case of Henet-Mer (pictured at left), as well as sculpture, writing and funerary objects that provide a view of life in ancient Egypt, from Neolithic times through the Roman period. Unusual holdings of the Coptic art of Christian Egypt include rare textiles, pottery, sculpture and paintings." The Egyptian collection is modest: URL o) Bowdoin College Museum of Art 9400 College Station, Brunswick ME 04011 URL * "AEGYPTUS: Egypt in the Greco-Roman World" date: February 2, 2017 - July 15, 2018 Exhibition about Egypt in the Greco-Roman period. info: URL info: English press report at URL With video about a 2nd c. Fayum Portrait. info: English press report at URL With description of the displays. 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 – September 30, 2018 The exhibition will feature some 30 works from the excavations of the MMA in the Kharga Oasis, at sites dating to the third and seventh centuries A.D., a time of transition between the Roman and early Byzantine periods. On view will be ceramics, ostraca (pottery shards used as writing surfaces), jewelry from burials, glassware, coins, copies of frescoes with early Christian images, and early 20th-century site photography. info: URL info: press release at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL " "Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin" date: July 20, 2018 – April 21, 2019 Exhibition of ca. 70 ancient Egyptian artefacts, with as centerpiece the highly ornamented 1st c. B.C. coffin of a high-ranking priest of the god Heryshef of Herakleopolis; the other objects provide contextual information about the role of Nedjemankh as a priest in ancient Egypt, his burial, and the decoration on the coffin. info: URL r) - s) Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322 URL * “Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt” date: February 10, 2018 – November 11, 2018 The exhibition explores the role of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life through nearly thirty different representations of cats from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous Egyptian collection. Earlier at the Brooklyn Museum (July 24, 2013 - November 28, 2015), Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio (June 17, 2016 – September 11, 2016), the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (October 7, 2016 – January 8, 2017), McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Knoxville, TN (February 4, 2017 – May 7, 2017), Smithsonian's Freer | Sackler, D.C. (October 14, 2017 – January 15, 2018). info: URL "(..) Drawn from collections of the Brooklyn Museum and the Carlos Museum, the exhibition will be on display for nine months and showcase more than 90 objects exploring wild and domestic cats and dogs, feline and canine deities, animal burial practices, and luxury items decorated with feline and canine features. Divine Felines examines the duality of feline nature with objects such as the large limestone sculpture of a recumbent lion (305–30 BC), a diminutive bronze sphinx of King Sheshenq (945–718 BC), a cast-bronze figurine of a cat nursing four kittens (664–30 BC), and cat-shaped wooden coffins for cat mummies (664–332 BC). Also included are images of feline deities, amulets, and luxury items decorated with feline features, and a small section of the exhibition looks at the role of dogs and jackals in ancient Egypt. (..)" info: press release about the opening - URL info: source - URL info: URL info: English press report at URL "(..) the exhibition will feature more than 90 works of art including sculptures, textiles, luxury items and funerary objects dating from the Middle Kingdom to the Roman period." info: English press report at URL With several photos. info: English press report at URL t) - u) Vincent Price Art Museum East Los Angeles College 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754 URL * “Passing through the Underworld: Egyptian Art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art” date: March 20, 2018 - December 8, 2018 Exhibition with ancient Egyptian artefacts on loan from LACMA, focusing on myth and funerary practice. info: URL URL info: English press report at URL v) The Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1679 URL * "Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World" [was: “Egypt–Greece–Rome: Cultures in Contact”] date: March 27, 2018 – September 9, 2018 The exhibition explores the artistic interplay between these three cultures from the Bronze Age to Roman times (2000 BC–AD 300). info: URL "(..) The installation includes royal Egyptian stone vessels sent to Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, Archaic Greek pottery and sculpture inspired by Egyptian models, superb portraits in Egyptian and Greek style created during Greek rule in Egypt, and remarkable religious images and luxury goods in made for Roman patrons in Italy." info: URL info: URL info: English press release at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) The largest museums of the world will lend approximately 200 artifacts for the exhibition (..) which examines the relations that developed among the civilizations from the Late Bronze Age to the post Roman era with focus on Egypt. Greece was asked to lend 25 antiquities and the Central Archaeological Council agreed to offer 20 of them. The five antiquities that will not be sent to the United States are very fragile or emblematic works such as the marble statue of Antinoos from Marathon that belongs to the National Archaeological Museum’s Egyptian Collection. (..)" info: English press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL "La statua dell’Imperatore romano Domiziano in veste di faraone è partita stamani dal Tempio di Iside del Museo Arcos di Benevento con destinazione il Paul Getty Museum di Los Angeles (California, USA). (..)" URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL These press reports are featuring the restored obelisk of the Temple of Isis in Benevento that is on loan in the exhibition. info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: podcast in which the exhibition curators explore some of the exhibition’s highlights - URL w) - x) - y) - z) - za) - zb) Legion of Honor Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121 URL * “The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine” date: May 14, 2016 – April 7, 2019 [was: August 26, 2018] The exhibition makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies (Irethorrou and “Hatason”). Besides an interactive virtual dissection table there are amulets and tomb furnishings on display. info: URL info: URL zc) - zd) The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 * "Mummies" [was: Mummies: Images of the Afterlife"] date: March 16, 2018 - April 21, 2019 [was: February 24, 2018 – January 2019] Exhibition with over 20 mummies and dozens of other artifacts from the Field Museum, Chicago -- including the results of recent research (using CT scans, isotopic testing, and DNA analysis). Earlier at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (September 2015 - January 18, 2016), the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (October 8, 2016 – February 5, 2017), and the American Museum of Natural History, New York (March 20, 2017 – January 7, 2018). info: URL "(..) Mummies from the two places in the world with the longest and most interesting mummification traditions: ancient Egypt and ancient Peru. Comprised entirely of objects from The Field’s own collection, the exhibition includes 14 mummies, exquisitely painted coffins, stone sarcophagus fragments, ceramics, mummified animals, and mummy masks. Using non-invasive CT scanning, DNA analysis, and other cutting-edge technologies, Field Museum scientists pare back thousands of years and reveal the people behind gilded coffins and carefully wrapped bundles. Scans of the intricately wrapped “Gilded Lady” mummy of ancient Egypt reveal small details that show us what she looked like. Visitors will also be able to virtually explore the contents of never-opened Peruvian mummy bundles to discover the individuals within: children, mothers, and the objects their families lovingly buried with them. Each story uncovered paints a picture of people from a different time." info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL "(..) The exhibit will have 16 human mummies and eight mummified animals, including cats, a falcon, a gazelle and a baby crocodile. (..)" URL With a slideshow. URL With a video about Egyptian animal mummies. info: English press reports at URL With a video. URL With a video. info: English press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL ze) - zf) Utah Museum of Fine Arts Marcia & John Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0350 URL * “Reopening museum” date: August 26, 2017 - Ongoing The museum has ancient Egyptian objects (models, stelae, jewellery, amulets, statuettes, a coffin) and Coptic items (e.g. textiles) in its permanent collections. info: URL info: cp. their Online database ‘Egypt’ at URL zg) COSI - Center of Science and Industry 333 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 URL * “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science” date: May 26, 2018 - September 3, 2018 Interactive exhibition featuring authentic artefacts, plus a human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." The artefacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The travelling exhibition started at COSI Columbus (May 30, 2009 - September 7, 2009) and has been at many American venues since, most recently at the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia (January 30, 2016 - August 28, 2016), the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane (September 24, 2016 – January 6, 2017) and the Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale (February 2017 - April 2017). info: URL info: URL --CANADA-- a) Musée de la civilisation 85, rue Dalhousie, Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2 URL * “My 2000-year-old Double” date: October 24, 2018 - May 12, 2019 [was: May 23, 2018 - April 14, 2019] Exhibition in which 25-30 photographs of contemporary faces will be matched with works from the Greco-Roman and Egyptian collections of the Musée d'art et d'histoire in Geneva and the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art. info: URL b) Royal British Columbia Museum 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 URL * "Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs" [was: “Pharaoh - Life in Ancient Egypt”] date: May 18, 2018 — December 31, 2018 The exhibition includes 400 exhibits from international lenders, with 11 models of ancient Egyptian temples and 22 media stations to take visitors on a journey along the Nile. Currently in Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rosenheim (24 March 2017 - 17 December 2017). info: URL "With more than 300 original artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras. Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period. " info: source - URL URL URL info: English press report at URL URL info: English press reports at URL With a video about the installation of the exhibition. URL "(..) About 350 original artifacts will be on display. The Hatshepsut bust is on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Berlin. It is one of five museums that have contributed artifacts, including the Museum of Vancouver — which lent some mummified animals. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL [new] info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL info: French press report at URL c) Pointe-à-Callière, Cité d'archéologie et d'histoire de Montréal 350 Place Royale, Viex-Montréal (Québec), H2Y 3Y5 URL * "Reines d’Égypte" [Queens of Egypt] date: 10 April 2018 - 4 November 2018 Exhibition with 350 artefacts dealing with royal women (e.g., Nefertari, Ahmes-Nefertari, Tawosret, Hatshepsut), on loan from several museums, notably the Museo Egizio di Torino. It seems to be a variation of the exhibition that was in the Grimaldi Forum Monaco ("Reines d'Egypte", July 12, 2008 - September 10, 2008) and the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden ("Koninginnen van de Nijl", 18 November 2016 - 17 April 2017). Will later go to American venues. info: URL info: source - French press report at URL info: French press report at URL "Plus de 350 éléments seront exposés. Parmi ceux-ci, de « grandes statues des déesses Sekhmet, du pharaon Ramsès II, de magnifiques stèles et papyrus, des momies humaines et animales, des bijoux et objets de beauté des mères, épouses et filles des pharaons, une douzaine de sarcophages peints et des objets réalisés par des artisans pour les reines », explique Francine Lelièvre, directrice générale du musée Pointe-à-Callière. (...) Aux côtés de Néfertari,_Reines d’Égypte_ rendra hommage à Tiyi, épouse d’Amenhotep III, mais aussi à Néfertiti, la grande épouse royale d’Akhenaton, à la beauté légendaire, dont le buste n’est plus à présenter. Sans oublier Hatchepsout, qui a occupé le pouvoir comme régente puis corégente aux côtés de Thoutmôsis III, sixième pharaon de la XVIIIe dynastie. (...) L’expo _Reines d’Égypte_, qui se veut multisensorielle, prendra ensuite la route pour une tournée dans le reste du Canada et aux États-Unis." info: English press report at URL [new] info: French press report at URL "(..) Le musée Pointe-à-Callière a fait appel à Ubisoft pour fournir un complément animé à l’exposition. Le tout a été tiré du jeu vidéo Assassin’s Creed Origins, qui se déroule dans l’Égypte antique. (...) Ubisoft a aussi conçu deux vidéos explicatives qui accompagnent l’exposition. L’une porte sur les hiéroglyphes égyptiens et l’autre sur la momification. (..)" Includes a video report. info: French press reports at URL URL URL Includes a video report [2:01 mins.]. info: English press report at URL info: French press reports at URL With photos of some of the displays. URL info: French press report at URL "À l'été 1985, le pharaon Ramsès II est la vedette d'une exposition au Palais de la Civilisation à Montréal. L'exposition suscite un grand intérêt chez le public québécois. 33ans plus tard, la tombe de Néfertari, sa principale épouse royale, est la pièce maîtresse de _Reines d'Égypte_ au Musée Pointe-à-Callière. (..)" Includes two reports about the exhibition in 1985 [5:40 mins. and 13:23 mins.]. --UNITED KINGDOM-- a) Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology University College London Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT * "Papyrus for the People: 'Working Women in Ancient Egypt'" date: 21 May 2018 - 31 December 2018 (afternoons) Exhibition with many papyrus and ancient written texts from the Petrie collection, as an outcome of the Project with the same name (translation of over 500 pieces of papyrus into English); the focus is on the role of women outside the home. info: URL info: about the Project - URL info: blog report at URL "(..) Of the three new showcases [in the Pottery Gallery], two are to display different themes which have emerged from new translations of our written material by language specialists during the Papyrus Project. These displays will rotate every 6-8 months, partly so that we are able to offer fresh interpretations of the texts on a more regular basis, but also to preserve the fragile papyrus fragments from being exposed to too much light, as this can be damaging to the papyrus and the inscriptions. The first case, centred on the theme of ‘Working Women in Ancient Egypt’, uses a combination of papyri, a stela, an ostracon and other contextual objects to showcase the evidence we have for women outside the home, while also emphasising that the nature of this work depended on their status. (..) The second case focuses on one hieratic text on papyrus (UC32093C). This text preserves a list of containers in two columns, which would have held different substances. (..) The third case, which will be a permanent display, showcases part of our large collection of [over 200] shabti-figurines. (..)". With photos of the displays. b) Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ URL * “Photographing Tutankhamun” date: 14 [was: 20] June 2018 - 23 September 2018 The exhibition commemorates the 95th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun with more than two dozen digital scans from Harry Burton’s original excavation photographs (glass-plate negatives), plus newspaper and publicity materials from the 1920s and beyond, which show how the photographs were used in print. Earlier at The Collection in Lincoln (10 November 2017 - 25 February 2018). info: URL info: URL info: URL info: blog entry by the curator, at URL With some photos of the displays at the previous venue. info: English press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "La mostra Photographing Tutankhamun è stata curata dall’ egittologa della University of East Anglia (UEA), la dott.ssa Christina Riggs, e offre una visione diversa sull’età dell’oro dell’archeologia e della fotografia in Medio Oriente. La mostra mette in luce il lavoro del famoso egittologo e fotografo archeologico Harry Burton e le immagini iconiche che catturò durante il lungo scavo della tomba del faraone nella Valle dei Re d’Egitto. La dott.ssa Riggs è la prima persona a studiare l’intero archivio di fotografie di scavo, nonché la prima a considerarle dal punto di vista della storia fotografica in Medio Oriente. (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL "(..) Now, Burton's photos - many previously unpublished - are on show at Cambridge University. Prof Christina Riggs is the first to study the collection in its entirety. From the prints, negatives and rejects, she says that fascinating new perspectives on the astonishing discovery - made in 1922 - have begun to emerge. By exploring the photographs that did not make the cut, alongside those reproduced and widely circulated throughout the 1920s, new information is brought to light. (..)" info: English press report at URL info: English press report at URL c) - d) - e) - f) - g) - h) - i) Lyme Park, Cheshire Disley, Stockport SK12 2NR URL * “'Gifts for the Gods' - Animal Mummies Revealed” date: 10 March 2018 - 4 November 2018 Exhibition of some 60 Ancient Egyptian animal mummies, on loan from Manchester Museum, including results of X-rayings and CT scanning. Earlier at Manchester Museum (8 October 2015 - 17 April 2016), Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow (14 May 2016 - 4 September 2016), World Museum, Liverpool (14 October 2016 – 26 February 2017), and (as "Animal Mummies Uncovered") in Museum of Wigan Life (29 April 2017 - 13 January 2018). info: URL info: English press release at URL j) Victoria Gallery and Museum University of Liverpool, Ashton Street, Liverpool L69 3DR URL * “Book of the Dead: Passport through the Underworld” date: 21 October 2017 - September 2018 Exhibition that takes a journey through the ancient Egyptian underworld, via magical amulets, coffins and papyri. Recently at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology, Liverpool (19th May 2017 - 13th September 2017). info: URL info: English blog entry with a review and many photos - URL k) National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF * Closure of the Ancient Egypt Gallery for redevelopment date: 1 September 2014 - early 2019 [was: Autumn, 2018] info: URL info: URL "(..) two new galleries to open in 2018. The two galleries will showcase internationally important Ancient Egypt and East Asian collections. (..)" info: source - URL * "Ancient Egypt Rediscovered" - Re-Opening of the Ancient Egypt Gallery date: early 2019 - ongoing info: English press report at URL "(..) The two new galleries for Ancient Egyptian and East Asian artefacts at the National Museum of Scotland (..) have just secured a £1m Lottery funding boost and will house around 1,200 objects (..). Due to open at the Edinburgh museum in early 2019, [they] are part of the final stage in an £80m revamp project. (..)" With photos of some of the objects that will be on display (incl. a Gold signet ring with the name of Queen Nefertiti) l) Bolton Museum Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE URL * Closure for refurbishing a new Ancient Egyptian Gallery ("Eternal Egypt") date: 1 December 2016 - TBA, 2018 info: English press report at URL "The transformation of Bolton Museum to showcase its Ancient Egyptian treasures in a new multi-million pound gallery will start in December. Exhibitions and collections will be moved downstairs for visitors to enjoy while the upstairs is closed during the work. The new gallery Eternal Egypt will be built in the museum's current art gallery, history centre and temporary exhibition gallery. The centre piece will be the reproduction of the burial chamber of Thutmose III and the gallery will depict Bolton’s important links to ancient Egypt in a family-friendly and interactive exhibition. The museum — which is situated on the top floor of the building — will be closed to the public for the duration of the £3.5 million project. The main closure will come into effect on Thursday, December 1 (..). The museum is due to reopen to the public in 2018. (..)" With slideshow. * Opening of a new Ancient Egyptian Gallery ("Eternal Egypt") date: TBA, 2018 info: English press report at URL With images of how the new gallery will look. info: English press reports at URL URL URL info: English press reports at URL With slideshow of designs. URL URL "Fresh designs for Bolton Museum’s new Egyptology gallery have been drawn up for consideration and we’d like to know what you think of them! (..)" With drawings of designs. m) Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery * Closure for redevelopment date: 3 September 2016 - Spring 2020 info: English press report at URL "(..) The History Centre project will see the Museum and Art Gallery, Central Library and St Luke’s Church buildings transformed into a brand new cultural and heritage attraction. (..)" --THE NETHERLANDS-- a) - b) Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden URL * "Al 200 jaar van nu" [was: “Voor Oudheden naar Leiden”] date: 25 April 2018 - 2 September 2018 Exhibition at the occassion of 200 years of Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (founded in 1818), with 200 objects from the collection (including ancient Egyptian artefacts). info: URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: Dutch press report at URL With a video of a Dutch TV-report. * “Goden van Egypte” date: 12 October 2018 - 31 March 2019 [was: till April 2019] Exhibition with more than 400 artfects (many on loan from international museums) that illustrate the role of religion and magic in ancient Egypt (and their survival in modern culture). info: URL "(..) Voor /Goden van Egypte/ werkt het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden samen met het Egyptisch Museum in Turijn, dat beschikt over de tweede grootste Egyptische collectie ter wereld. Bovendien komen er bijzondere godenbeelden, gouden sieraden, rijk beschilderde mummiekisten en magische papyri uit het British Museum (Londen), Musée du Louvre (Parijs), Kunsthistorisches Museum (Wenen) en het Kestner Museum (Hannover). (..)" info: press release at URL URL info: Dutch press report at URL info: Dutch press report at URL c) Drents Museum Brink 1, 9401 HS Assen URL * "Nubië – Land van de Zwarte Farao’s" [Nubia - Land of the Black Pharaohs] date: December 2018 Exhibition with ca. 300 Nubian artefacts (2400 BC - 350 AD) on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. info: URL info: Dutch press reports at URL URL URL d) Allard Pierson Museum Oude Turfmarkt 127 1012 GC Amsterdam URL * Closure of the Egyptian Galleries date: 12 March 2018 - Fall/Winter 2018 info: URL With a Dutch video. URL * “In de ban van Bes” date: TBA, 2019 info: URL --GERMANY-- a) - b) - c) - d) Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst Gabelsbergerstr. 35, 80333 München URL * "Opening of the gallery 'Fünf Jahrtausende (ägyptischer Geschichte)'” date: 25 June 2018 - Ongoing Opening of a new exhibition space with 700 objects that illustrate the whole of ancient Egyptian history. info: source - Newsletter Ägyptisches Museum im Juni 2018 "(..) Diese Zeitläufe macht der neue Raum mit rund 700 Objekten nachvollziehbar, in einer einzigen, 17 Meter langen Vitrine, auf 5 Ebenen inszeniert auf 8 Tonnen Sand. Die Grundlage der Objektpräsentation bilden die reichen Münchner Bestände an Keramik, ergänzt um charakteristische Beispiele von Reliefs und Rundplastik, Särgen und weiteren Grabbeigaben, Bronzen und Kleinplastik. Die Objekte aus der Vorgeschichte erhalten nun endlich (wieder) ihren Platz, ebenso erstmals römische Funde aus der Grabung im Ostdelta, die dem Museum in einer Fundteilung mit der ägyptischen Altertümerverwaltung zugesprochen worden waren. Inhaltlich erschlossen wird diese Präsentation mit Hilfe von 3 Medienstationen, über die der Besucher zu allen Objekten Informationen und technische Daten abrufen kann. Zwei weitere Medientische veranschaulichen die geschichtlichen Abläufe und zeigen die Entwicklung der Architektur." info: German press report at URL "(..) Eine neue, 17 Meter lange Vitrine mit 700 Objekten ergänzt die Dauerausstellung im Museum Ägyptischer Kunst in München. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Sie zählt 17 Meter in der Länge und fasst 700 Exponate: Die neue Vitrine im Untergeschoss des staatlichen Museums für ägyptische Kunst in München ist ein echter Hingucker. (..)" With some photos. e) - f) - g) LWL-Museum für Archäologie Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Europaplatz 1, 44623 Herne URL * "Irrtümer und Fälschungen der Archäologie" date: 23 March 2018 - 9 September 2018 Exhibition with more than 200 objects (many on loan) that illustrate the scientific processes of verification and authentification. There is also a section 'Altägyptische Kunst', with e.g. three artefacts from the Ägyptische Museum und Papyrussammlung Berlin, both fake and genuine. The exhibition will later travel (as “Fakes & Facts - Irrwege der Archäologie") to Hildesheim (24 November 2018 - 26 May 2019). info: URL URL "(..) Aus dem ÄMP Berlin zum Beispiel das Oberteil einer kleinen Statue aus Quarzdiorit (ÄM 23725), welches die Göttin Mut zeigt. Das größte der ausgeliehenen Berliner Objekte ist das Kalksteinrelief des Chaemhet (ÄM 22661), eine interessante Fälschung, die den Kunststil der Zeit Amenophis III. exakt nachahmt. Das Relief befindet sich mit einem weiteren außergewöhnlichen, aber ebenfalls als Fälschung entlarvten Relief aus dem August Kestner Museum Hannover in einer gemeinsamen Vitrine. Die kleinen Nachbildungen zweier Reliefs aus Rosengranit zeigen einen Prinzessinnenkopf der Amarnazeit (ÄM 22600) und eine Darstellung der Nofretete (ÄM 22601). (..)" h) - i) Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Am Steine 1-2, D-31134 Hildesheim URL * “Städte - Burgen - Pyramiden. Kulturwelten im LEGO Format“ date: 22 October 2017 - 26 August 2018 [prolongation; was: till 22 April 2018] Exhibition that recreates world cultures and monuments in Lego stones, including ancient Egypt. Also original artefacts from the Museum's collection will be on display. info: URL info: URL info: German press reports at URL URL * “Ta-cheru. Eine Reise ins Innere der Mumie” date: 30 June 2018 - 30 September 2018 Exhibition about the mummy of Ta-cheru (4th c. BC), also including a presentation of the results of the technical research done on said mummy. info: URL info: German press report at URL With a slideshow and a video about the CT-scanning of the mummy. info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL "Ein Computertomograph hat Tausende Daten einer vor 2500 Jahren lebenden Dame aus Ägypten erfasst. Daraus entwickelten Computertechniker ein Hologramm, das tiefe Blicke in das Innere des Körpers ermöglicht. Die Show ist in Hildesheim zu sehen. Und bislang einzigartig. (..)" Includes a slideshow. * "Fakes & Facts - Irrwege der Archäologie" / "Irrtümer und Fälschungen der Archäologie" [Fakes & Facts - Wrong Tracks in Archaeology] date: 24 November 2018 - 26 May 2019 Exhibition with more than 200 objects (many on loan) that illustrate the scientific processes of verification and authentification. There is also a section 'Altägyptische Kunst', with several artefacts, both fake and genuine. Earlier at the LWL-Museum für Archäologie, Herne (23 March 2018 - 9 September 2018). info: URL (in English -) URL j) Bode-Museum Am Kupfergraben, Eingang über die Monbijoubrücke, 10117 Berlin URL * “Zwei Kamele und ein Heiliger - Das antike Pilgerzentrum Abu Mina in Ägypten” date: 13 February 2018 - 31 January 2019 Exhibition about the important Coptic pilgrimage site that sprung up around the tomb of Saint Menas and florished between the 4th and 7th c. AD. info: URL info: German press report at URL * “Menschenbilder - Wege zum Porträt von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart” date: 24 November 2017 - 7 October 2018 Exhibition about the human figure on coins and medals, from Antiquity till the Present. Includes coins of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy I. info: URL k) - l) Ägyptisches MuseumRegina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn URL * "Der Weg zum ewigen Leben" – Eine Ausstellung zum Jenseitsglauben der Alten Ägypter date: 21 March 2018 - TBA [indefinite prolongation; was: till 1 July 2018] Exhibition about death and afterlife in ancient Egypt, as part of a student project info: URL "(..) Die Studierenden unserer Arbeitsgemeinschaft beschäftigten sich daher im Laufe des vergangenen Semesters unter anderem mit Themen wie Grabbeigaben, Mumifizierung, Jenseitsliteratur, Glaubensvorstellungen und Grabarchitektur. Die Ergebnisse ihrer Arbeit werden nun in den Vitrinen im Mittelgang des Museums präsentiert. (..)" * “Wadi Ameyra: Ein proto- und frühdynastisches Inschriftentableau im SW-Sinai“ date: 21 June 2017 - TBA [2nd (indefinite) prolongation; was: till 1 July 2018, was: till 31 August 2017] Exhibition about the rock drawings found in Wadi Ameyra, in SW Sinai, and what they tell us about early ancient Egytian state and kingship. info: URL m) - n) Kultur- Und Stadthistorisches Museum Duisburg Johannes-Corputius-Platz 1, 47051 Duisburg URL * "Die Götter beschenken" date: 3 December 2017 - 28 October [was: 15 July] 2018 info: URL info: URL URL info: German press report at URL "(..) „Der Schwerpunkt wird auf der griechischen und römischen Antike liegen, aber wir können das durch Exponate aus Ägypten, Kleinasien und aus dem alten Amerika anreichern.“ (..)" info: German press report at URL o) - p) - q) - r) - s) - t) - u) - v) - w) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen - Museum Weltkulturen D5, 68159 Mannheim URL * “Stein(h)art. Gefäße von ewiger Schönheit” date: 11 November 2018 - 24 February 2019 Exhibition about craftsmanship in ancient Egypt, with the focus on stone vessels. info: source - URL x) Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen - Museum Zeughaus C5, 68159 Mannheim URL * “MUMIEN – Geheimnisse des Lebens” date: 16 September 2018 - 31 March 2019 Traveling exhibition with 50 animal and human mummies from the world's cultures, plus the results of mummy research. info: URL info: URL info: URL URL info: German press report at URL "(..) Zehn Jahre lang reiste die von den Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen konzipierte Mumien-Ausstellung um die Welt. Nach Stationen auf zwei Kontinenten, sieben Ländern und drei Millionen Besuchern kommt sie wieder nach Mannheim. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Über drei Millionen Besucher haben sie gesehen, an acht Stationen in den USA sowie zehn weiteren Orten in ganz Deutschland, Italien, Luxemburg, den Niederlanden, in Ungarn und der Schweiz. Seit gestern kommen sie wieder zurück – die 20 Mumien aus den Beständen der Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen. Mit zahlreichen weiteren Exponaten und vielen neuen wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen werden sie ab 16. September in einer Ausstellung präsentiert, für die jetzt der Aufbau begonnen hat. (..)" With a slideshow. --AUSTRIA-- a) Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Josefsplatz 1, 1015 Wien URL * “Schatzkammer des Wissens. 650 Jahre Österreichische Nationalbibliothek” date: 26 January 2018 - 13 January 2019 info: URL info: German press report at URL "Die am Freitag anlaufende Ausstellung zum 650. Jahresjubiläum der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB) führt nicht nur an deren historische Anfänge: Das Evangeliar des Johannes von Troppau, 1368 gefertigt und allererstes bis heute im Bestand befindliches Werk, gilt als ihr Gründungskodex. Auch elf weitere Trouvaillen sind konservatorisch so empfindlich, dass sie nur für kurze Zeit gezeigt werden können. Darunter eine ägyptische Papyrusurkunde aus dem 2. Jahrhundert, die Originalhandschrift von Mozarts "Requiem" (1791) oder das Aquarell "Bengalischer Tiger aus der Menagerie in Schönbrunn" (um 1799) des Hofbotanikmalers Matthias Schmutzer. (..)" b) MAMUZ Museum Mistelbach Waldstraße 44-46, 2130 Mistelbach * “Faszination PYRAMIDEN” date: 3 March 2018 - 25 November 2018 Exhibition about pyramids and obelisks, and the influence of such ancient Egyptian symbols on later art and architecture. info: URL "(..) Statuen, Grabreliefs, Siegelringe, Modelle und Kunstobjekte sowie die Rekonstruktion einer Grabkammer geben Einblick in die Jenseitsvorstellungen und Kulte der Alten Ägypter. Pyramiden und Obelisken dienten weltweit als Quelle der Inspiration für viele Lebensbereiche - von Rom über London, New York, Paris und Wien zieren sie das Stadtbild. Die Ausstellung zeigt den Einfluss des Ägypten-Kults auf Kunst, Architektur, Mode, Musik und Handwerk. Eine Faszination, die bis heute andauert." info: German press reports at URL URL info: German press reports at URL "(..) Statuen, Grabreliefs, Modelle und Kunstobjekte sowie die Rekonstruktion einer Grabkammer geben Einblick in die Jenseitsvorstellungen und Kulte der Alten Ägypter. „Die Ausstellung zeigt den Einfluss des Ägypten-Kults auf Kunst, Architektur, Mode, Musik und Handwerk. (..)" info: German press report at URL "Derzeit wird die neue Ausstellung 'Pyramiden' im MAMUZ Mistelbach aufgebaut, die zentrale Totenkammer steht bereits, die Ausstellungsarchitektur rundherum wird gerade errichtet. (..)" info: German press reports at URL URL URL URL info: German press report at URL "(..) 'Ein Highlight der Ausstellung ist die rekonstruierte Grabkammer des Sennedjem. Ausgestattet mit Szenen aus Leben, Alltag und der ägyptischen Götterwelt geben die Fresken Einblick in diese längst vergangene Zeit', sagt Peter Fritz, Geschäftsführer des MAMUZ. (...) Diese MAMUZ-Ausstellung in Mistelbach wird erstmals auf Deutsch und Tschechisch gezeigt. (..)" c) Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien URL * "Der vergessene Papyrus" [The Forgotten Papyrus] date: 8 May 2018 - 16 September 2018 The exhibition tels the story of the discovery of a hieratic text hidden inside a vessel (clay cone) containing a mummified ibis. info: URL URL "In 2013, the animal mummies in the Ancient Egyptian and Near-Eastern Collection were moved to a new depot, among them so-called ibis terracotta cones – oblong terracotta containers that functioned as sarcophagi for the mummies of ibises. Prior to their move the artefacts were carefully studied and cleaned, and this led to an unexpected discovery: one of the terracotta cones contained not only the expected ibis mummy but also a linen bundle in which was wrapped an unknown, yet unrolled papyrus scroll. Following comprehensive preparatory work and tests, the papyrus was carefully unrolled in early 2014. The fully extended scroll is 250 centimetres long and contains writing on both sides. References to dates in the text allow us to date it to the Late New Kingdom (c. 1100 B.C.), and the text also mentions the scribe’s name. The ibis mummy’s terracotta cone in which the papyrus was found is about seven centuries younger than the scroll, which begs the questions why and when the papyrus was placed in the vessel. Did this already happen in antiquity? Or only much later, when the terracotta cone travelled from Egypt to Vienna via Trieste in the nineteenth century? The exhibition explores these and many other fascinating questions connected to this amazing recent find." [Cp. this Annual Report 2014 by the Museum, pp. 16-18: URL "(..) Demnach weist der beidseitig beschriftete Papyrus mehrfach ein Datum auf, welches eine Datierung des Papyrus in die Regierungszeit Ramses’ XI. (..). Der allgemeine Zustand der Papyrusrolle war gut, doch war der Anfang der Rolle etwas spröde und daher in 22 Fragmente zerbrochen. (..) Der entrollte Papyrus weist (inklusive der Fragmente) eine Gesamtlänge von 2,50 Metern auf. (..)". With photos. AKE] info: German press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: German press report at URL "Die Ägyptisch-Orientalische Sammlung des Kunsthistorischen Museums Wien (KHM) besitzt 29 Tonkegeln für die Gottheit [Thoth], von denen der Großteil im 19. Jahrhundert aus der Sammlung Maximilian von Mexiko nach Wien kam. Bei einer Revision der Bestände wurden sie gereinigt und untersucht. Dabei machte das Museum einen Fund, der ebenso faszinierend wie rätselhaft ist. In einem bereits geöffneten Ibis-Tonkegel fand sich unterhalb einer Vogelmumie ein Päckchen. Es war eine in Leinen eingewickelte, noch ungeöffnete Papyrus-Rolle, auf der hieratische Schriftzeichen zu erkennen waren. 'Wir wollten sofort wissen, was darauf steht. Aber so einfach war das nicht', erklärte Sammlungsleiterin Regina Hölzl vor Journalisten am Montag vor Journalisten anlässlich der bis 16. September im KHM laufenden Ausstellung 'Der vergessene Papyrus'. (...) Die Schriften auf dem Papyrus sind nicht spiritueller Natur, sondern es handelt sich bei dem Fund um ein Kassabuch. Die Rolle ist mit Ausgaben für Waren und Dienstleistungen und mit persönliche Notizen versehen und wurde mehrmals beschrieben. Thutmose vermerkt auch einen Diebstahl mit einer Liste, welcher Kleidungsstücke er beraubt wurde." info: German press report at URL * "Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures: Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf at the Kunsthistorisches Museum" date: 6 November 2018 - 28 April 2019 info: URL info: English press report at URL info: English video at URL info: Dutch press report at URL --EGYPT-- a) Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Maydan El Tahrir, Cairo * "Ten years of Dominican Archeology in Egypt: Excavations at Taposiris Magna in Alexandria" date: 18 April 2018 (opening 6:00 pm) - TBA The exhibition displays 300 objects that were discovered at the site of Taposiris Magna. info: English press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Pintor documentará la exposición sobre Cleopatra. (..)" info: Spanish press report at URL info: English press reports at URL With some photos of objects. URL URL URL URL --ITALY-- a) Museo Civico Archeologico "Isidoro Falchi" Piazza Vetluna, 58043, Vetulonia * "L'Antico Egitto IN VITA a Vetulonia. A casa di un operaio artista della Valle dei Re" [Ancient Egypt '(a)live' in Vetulonia. At the home of an artisant in the Valley of the Kings] date: 2 June 2018 - 4 November 2018 An exhibition about the day-to-day life in Ancient Egypt, with artefacts on loan from the Museo Egizio di Firenze. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL b) Museo Archeologico Ibleo Via Natalelli, 11, 97100 Ragusa * "Iside in città. L'Egitto a Ragusa" [Isis in the city. Egypt in Ragusa] date: 28 July 2018 - TBA Exhibition of a Roman period bronze jug depicting Isis. info: Italian press reports at URL Direttore Giovanni Di Stefano: " La brocca con Iside è una produzione molto raffinata e rarissima. Esemplari simili si trovano solo a Pompei ed Ercolano. La brocca alcuni anni fa era stata rinvenuta nel mare di Canarina." c) Castello Sforzesco Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano URL * "Antonio Beato: Viaggio in Egitto - nell’Archivio del Touring Club Italiano e in collaborazione con il Civico Archivio Fotografico di Milano" date: 16 May 2018 - 24 June 2018 place: Sala Conferenze, Civico Archivio Fotografico – Raccolta delle Stampe “A. Bertarelli” Exhibition with 48 historical photos made by Antonio Beato (1825 - 1903) who resided in Luxor since 1862. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL With slideshow of sample pictures and a video. 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: September [was: TBA], 2018 - 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. (..)" e) Museo della Città di Palazzo San Sebastiano Palazzo San Sebastiano Largo XXIV Maggio, 12, 46100 Mantova (MN) URL * Opening of a new Egyptological/Near Eastern Gallery (?) date: Autumn 2018 The Acerbi Collection of 500 Egyptian objects will move from the Palazzo Te (also in Mantova) to the Palazzo San Sebastiano, together with the Arabic and Mesopotamian collections. info: source - Italian press reports at URL "(..) le raccolte egizia e araba di Acerbi e la mesopotamica di Ugo Sissa troveranno in autunno nuova sede al museo della Città, in palazzo San Sebastiano. (..)" Note the series of lectures about the collection. URL URL info: some background information about the Acerbi Collection - URL URL f) Accademia d'Egitto Via Omero, 4 - 00197 Roma URL * "Egitto dal cielo, 1914. La riscoperta del fotografo pioniere, prigioniero, professionista Theodor Kofler" [Egypt from the Sky, 1914. The rediscovery of the photographer pioneer, prisoner, professional Theodor Kofler] date: 16 April 2015 - TBA The exhibition, conceived and curated by Professor Patrizia Piacentini, celebrates the centennial of the first aerial photographs of ancient Egyptian monuments, collected in an amazing album preserved in the Egyptological Archives of the Università degli Studi di Milano since 2001. Despite his skills, Kofler, as a photographer, was until now almost unknown. He has been rediscovered thanks to research of the Milanese Chair of Egyptology, started more than 10 years ago and undertaken in different European and African countries. Earlier at the Università degli Studi di Milano (11 February 2015 - 13 March 2015). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL g) Palazzo dei Papi di Viterbo Piazza San Lorenzo, 8 – 01100 Viterbo, Lazio URL * "L’Egitto a Viterbo. I tesori di Tutankhamon, la tomba, il corredo. Repliche dall’Egitto a Palazzo dei Papi" [Egypt in Viterbo. The treasures of Tutankhamun, the tomb, the (burial) objects. Replicas from Egypt in the Palazzo dei Papi] date: 1 July 2018 - 28 October 2018 [was: 24 June 2018 - 20 October 2018] Exhibition of some 250 replicas of (mostly) KV62 objects. info: URL info: English press reports at URL "(..) The reproductions, at the end of the show, will be put on sale (..)" URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report URL info: Italian press report at URL "(..) una sorta di viaggio nella storia dei faraoni, con repliche di tesori antichi realizzati con le stesse tecniche e gli stessi materiali di tremila anni fa. Tra questi, riproduzioni fedeli di parte del tesoro di Tutankhamon. Oltre a questi oggetti, arriveranno le riproduzioni di icone che mostrano il radicamento della comunità cristiano-coopta in quei luoghi. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "(..) In seconda istanza la presenza di don Emanuele Germani, portavoce del vescovo Lino Fumagalli, a Il Cairo e ad Alessandria d’Egitto è servita a mettere a punto alcuni dettagli della grande mostra sui tesori dei faraoni egiziani (repliche autorizzate e certificate dallo Stato), in programma al Palazzo dei Papi nella prossima primavera. La sala del Conclave nel centro di Viterbo è destinata a ospitare oltre un centinaio di testimonianze dei faraoni, oltre a una numerosa serie di icone della sacra Famiglia di matrice cristiano/copta proprio per rinsaldare il legame e lo scambio di rapporti con la Chiesa romana (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "(..) Non secondario per importanza, nell'incontro a Soriano sono stati approfonditi gli aspetti della mostra di reperti antichi dall'Egitto e delle icone copte, in programma dalla fine di giugno 2018 al palazzo dei Papi. Una mostra dal respiro internazionale, che la Sib (Societ? italiana di beneficenza, senza fini di lucro) della famiglia Benedetti sta mettendo a punto, con la Fondazione Caffeina, con le autorità ministeriali egiziane." info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL Here it is said that there wil be 150 KV62 replicas and 30 Coptic icons. info: Italian press reports at URL "(..) l’esposizione di circa 250 riproduzioni di tesori archeologici egizi, e 50 Icone Copte. Ad essere esposto in copie perfette sarà tra l’altro l’intero tesoro di Tutankhamon, con la sua celebre maschera mortuaria d’oro, lapislazzuli e paste vitree, il sarcofago ed il cocchio del faraone morto giovanissimo ma divenuto quintessenza dell’Egittomania. (..)" URL URL Has the poster. info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL "The Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Reda Troupe for Folkloric Arts will give performances during Italy’s Caffeina 2018 festival, which will take place in the city of Viterbo from 22 June and 1 July. (..)" info: English press reports at URL URL With photos of the opening. URL "(..) Egyptian officials inaugurated on Monday in Viterbo, Italy the start of an exhibit of 190 ancient Egyptian artefacts as part of a cultural exhibition that is touring Italian cities for six months. Egyptian antiquities ministry official Amr El-Tibi said that the exhibit includes [replicas of] the most important artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun, including the king's famous golden death mask, his war chariot and his bed. The exhibit also includes a model of the cemetery at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor as well as replicas of the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL With photos/slidehow of the opening. URL Includes a video report [5:58 mins.] and a slideshow. info: Italian press reports at URL Includes a slideshow. URL "In soli sette giorni di esposizione sono già oltre mille i visitatori che hanno scelto di visitare la mostra (..)." info: Italian press reports at URL URL Includes a slideshow. info: video report "I tesori della tomba di Tutankhamon" [6:51 mins.] at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Le 250 riproduzioni di tesori archeologici egizi in perfetta imitazione dei capolavori custoditi al Museo Archeologico del Cairo, in mostra al Palazzo dei Papi di Viterbo" info: French press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Nubiani, libici e asiatici, tutti sotto i piedi di Tutankhamon - I reperti della mostra a palazzo dei Papi che raccontano storie di conquiste e schiavitù" Includes a video report [6:52 mins.]. * "Icone Copte" [Coptic Icons] date: 24/25 June 2018 - 28 October 2018 Exhibition of ca. 50 replicas of Coptic icons. info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL info: French press report at URL "(..) elle comprendra 60 pièces représentant l’art copte. Cette collection varie entre des répliques d’icônes exposées au Musée copte et représentant le circuit de la Sainte Famille en Egypte, en plus d’une vingtaine d’autres répliques de pièces provenant de sites coptes. (..)" h) Palazzo Loredan – Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti Campo S. Stefano, 2945, 30124 San Marco, Venezia VE URL * “Idoli – Il potere dell’immagine” [Idols - The power of the image] date: 15 September 2018 - 20 January 2019 Exhibition with ca. 100 figurines from several Eurasian and North-African cultures (incl. Egypt) during the Neolithic and Bronze Age (4000-2000 BC). info: Italian press reports at URL URL i) - j) TBA, Padova * “Belzoni and Egypt” (preliminary title) date: 2019 info: source - Italian press reports at URL k) Museo Egizio di Milano, Castello Sforzesco Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano URL * Closed for renovation date: 5 June 2018 - June/July 2019 info: URL info: Italian press reports at URL "(...) il museo egizio, che invece aveva molti appassionati in particolare fra le scolaresche, è chiuso per ristrutturazione da oltre un anno e la riapertura è prevista solo per giugno 2019." URL "Da giugno 2017 a giugno 2019 il Museo Egizio sarà chiuso per rinnovo del percorso espositivo." l) Museo Egizio Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, 10123, Torino * "Anche le statue muoiono. Conflitto e patrimonio tra antico e contemporaneo" [Statues also Die, Conflict and Heritage between Ancient and Contemporary] date: 9 March 2018 - 9 September 2018 A multi-location exhibition that "presents a dialogue between artworks and artefacts from different ages and geographical contexts centred on the theme of destruction and loss, and so at the same time of conservation and protection of the Heritage." Also includes several ancient Egyptian objects. info: URL info: URL In English: URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL "«Anche le statue muoiono» è il titolo di una mostra intelligente e coraggiosa che si apre oggi a Torino (...). Coraggiosa (auguri!) perché per nulla spettacolare ma piuttosto concettuale, e perché fa appello non alle emozioni ma alla riflessione, mettendo in dialogo archeologia e arte contemporanea (...) Sono molteplici gli accidenti che possono occorrere nella vita di una statua: gli insulti del tempo, la mano dell’uomo. Nell’ultima sala, il volto ligneo di Upuautemhat, un dignitario egiziano del Medio Regno (circa 1900 a.C.), non ha più gli occhi, strappati via in età antica per recuperare le pietre dure e i metalli di cui erano fatti, ma forse anche per impedire al personaggio raffigurato di vedere, nella tomba, il saccheggio operato intorno a lui dai predatori e prevenirne la magica potenza vendicativa. La biografia degli oggetti è il filo conduttore della mostra: dal momento in cui sono stati prodotti, al loro utilizzo, all’abbandono e alla morte e distruzione, fino alla seconda vita, quando sono stati recuperati dagli archeologi e sono entrati in una collezione museale. Ma proprio qui si annida una criticità, su cui puntano il dito gli artisti d’oggi: che ne è di un reperto archeologico quando viene estrapolato dal suo contesto e finisce dentro una teca?" With a video of a press conference. info: Italian press report at URL Includes a slideshow. info: Italian press report at URL "(..) Il tema centrale della mostra è la vulnerabilità, intesa come distruzione sistematica e consapevole del patrimonio culturale. Una tematica delicata, alla quale viene affiancata l’importanza della conservazione e protezione dei beni artistici di ogni epoca. (..)" m) Centrale Montemartini via Ostiense 106, 00154 Roma * "Egizi - Etruschi. Da Eugene Berman allo Scarabeo Dorato" [Egyptians and Etruscans. From Eugene Berman to the Golden Scarab] date: 21 December 2017 - 31 October 2018 [prolongation; was: till 30 June 2018] Exhibition of 240 artefacts, with Egyptian objects excavated in Vulci (trade contacts during the 8/7th c. BC and the 3rd c BC) as well as objects from the Egyptian collection of Eugene Berman and objects on loan from the Museo Archeologico di Firenze. (A golden scarab was found in an Etruscan grave in Poggetto Mengarelli near Vulci in 2016.) Earlier at the Complesso monumentale di San Sisto, Montalto di Castro (14 June 2017 - 30 September 2017). info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL n) Lido di Jesolo via Aquileia 123, di fronte al Pala Arrex di piazza Brescia Jesolo (Veneta) * "Egitto. Dei, faraoni, uomini" [Egypt: Gods, Pharaohs, Men] date: 26 December 2017 - 15 September [was: 30 June] 2018 Exhibition with KV62 reproductions and original artefacts on loan from Italian museums. info: URL info: URL info: Italian press report at URL "(..) La mostra archeologica offrirà l'opportunità di esplorare di persona due camere sepolcrali egizie: la tomba dell’artigiano Pashed e la leggendaria tomba di Tutankhamon, (..), entrambe ricostruite in scala 1:1. (..) Il percorso espositivo combinerà il fascino di reperti unici provenienti dai più importanti musei italiani ed internazionali con fedeli riproduzioni, scenografie e sofisticate installazioni tecnologiche (..)." info: URL info: source - Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Dal 26 dicembre l’Antico Egitto è a Jesolo: per la prima volta in provincia di Venezia una mostra con oltre 200 reperti originali, tra cui mummie con sarcofagi e la tomba di Tutankhamon, provienti dai più grandi musei italiani e internazionali. Inoltre saranno allestite ricostruzioni scenografiche fedeli in scala 1:1 e il pubblico potrà seguire un percorso multimediale interattivo, per immergersi completamente nella visita e scoprire la storia, le dinastie, la religione, i culti, le abilità tecniche e scientifiche, partendo dal passato e arrivando fino ai giorni nostri." info: Italian press repors at URL "Un prezioso rotolo di papiro e altri reperti unici provenienti dal Museo Archeologico Nazionale egizio saranno presentati in anteprima europea dal 26 dicembre 2017 fra le novità della mostra 'Egitto. Dei, faraoni, uomini'. (..)" URL info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL "Conto alla rovescia a meno di cinque settimane dall’inaugurazione del 26 dicembre della mostra 'Egitto. Dei, faraoni, uomini', allestita allo Spazio Aquileia 123 del Lido di Jesolo da Venice Exhibition srl e Cultour Active srl. Per la presentazione in anteprima assoluta dell'evento culturale, programmata per giovedì 7 dicembre alle 11 nella sala Palladio del Pala Arrex, hanno già confermato la presenza egittologi, storici dell'arte ed archeologi di fama mondiale, oltre ad autorità egiziane, tra cui S. E. Hisham Badr, Ambasciatore d'Egitto a Roma, ospite d'onore assieme al presentatore del programma televisivo di Rai 2 'Voyager', Roberto Giacobbo." info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "Una scultura di sabbia che riproduce una piramide egizia alta 5 metri. È quella che si può ammirare in via Aquileia a pochi passi dalla sede espostivia della mostra 'Egitto. Dei, faraoni, uomini', che aprirà i battenti il prossimo 26 dicembre. A realizzarla l'artista Sergio Dalla Mora, scultore jesolano del marmo da 50 anni che, cimentandosi nella lavorazione della sabbia ispirato dalla vicina mostra sull'antico Egitto, ha voluto dedicarle la sua quarta opera di sabbia realizzata a due passi da piazza Brescia, aggiungendo un suggestivo contributo di spiritualità pagana al tema religioso delle opere del 'Sand Nativity', il presepe di sabbia della Città di Jesolo. (..)" info: Italian press reports at URL URL Includes a video report [0:20 mins.] info: Italian press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Italian press report at URL "Il clamoroso furto messo a segno a Palazzo Ducale ha messo in allarme gli organizzatori. (...) Ma il furto al Palazzo Ducale di Venezia ha convinto gli organizzatori di Venice Exhibition ad aumentare anche al lido le misure di sicurezza soprattutto interna allo scopo di scongiurare tentativi di furto da parte di organizzazioni specializzate di predoni di opere d'arte e reperti antichi. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL info: Italian press report at URL With a video of a TV report interviewing visitors. info: Italian press reports at URL URL o) - p) - q) Museo Orientale "Umberto Scerrato" dell’Università degli studi di Napoli L’Orientale Palazzo Du Mesnil, Via Chiatamone 61/62, 80100 Napoli * “Cinque Mummie Egiziane di Gatti” [working title] date: 18 May 2017 - ongoing [visits only by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays, 11-14 h] info: Italian press report at URL --FRANCE-- a) La Grande halle de la Villette 211 avenue Jean Jaurés, 75019 Paris * "Toutankhamon" date: 20 [was: 1] March 2019 - 30 September 2019 Original objects of Tutankhamun's tomb will be presented, coming from the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo. At the moment it is has not been decided which objects will be sent to Paris. info: URL info: source - French press report at URL "En 2019, ce seront en tout cas des pièces originales, provenant du Grand Egyptian Museum, qui seront présentées, du 1er mars au 30 septembre, dans une exposition majeure à la Grande Halle de La Villette. On ne connaît pour l’heure ni son parcours ni les pièces majeures qui y seront exposées (...)" b) Musée de Grenoble 5, place de Lavalette, 38000 Grenoble URL * "Servir les Dieux d’Egypte. Divines adoratrices, chanteuses et prêtres d'Amon à Thèbes" date: 27 October 2018 - 27 January 2019 Exhibition with 170 objects on loan from the Musée du Louvre (plus some otems from other museums), illustrating Thebes during the Third Intermediate Period. info: URL info: URL info: French press report at URL "(..) 'Le thème est exceptionnel dans la mesure où on va traiter de la société thébenne autour du temple d'Amon à la troisième période intermédiaire' détaille Valérie Huss, conservatrice du patrimoine au Musée de Grenoble. 'Donc on sera à la pointe de la recherche scientifique dans le domaine, _c'est un sujet qui n'a jamais été traité en exposition_.' (..)" Includes a video report [2:00 mins.] info: French press reports at URL With a video of a French TV-report. URL With a video of a French TV-report. info: French press report at URL "(...) cet automne, c’est un projet atypique que nous dévoilera l’institution, organisé avec le fameux Musée du Louvre : une exposition consacrée à l’Égypte antique.. Baptisée _Servir les Dieux d’Égypte – Divines adoratrices, chanteuses et prêtres d'Amon à Thèbes_, cette proposition se basera aussi bien sur le fonds grenoblois très riche en la matière (dont une partie est visible à l’année dans les collections permanentes) que sur des prêts venus de prestigieux musées internationaux (le Louvre donc, mais aussi le British museum de Londres par exemple)." info: French press report at URL c) - d) Musée Crozatier 2, rue Antoine-Martin, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay URL * Reopening of the museum date: 6 July 2018 - ongoing * "Naissance & Renaissance du Musée" date: 18 July 2018 - 4 November 2018 Reopening's exhibition, including two restored mummy coffins (Henut, dyn. 18) and canopic jars (Padineith, LP). e) - f) - g) Institut du monde arabe 1, rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard, Place Mohammed-V 75005 Paris URL * “L'épopée du canal de Suez. Des pharaons au XXIe siècle” [The Epic of the Suez Canal. From the Pharaohs to the 21st Century] date: 28 March 2018 - 5 August 2018 Exhibition about the history of the Suez Canal, from the pharaonic period till the present day, via archaeological artefacts, models, photos, and historical films. info: URL info: French press release at URL info: French press report at URL info: English press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: English press report at URL info: French press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL info: French press report at URL info: German press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL info: English press report at URL "A brief history of the Suez Canal" info: French press report at URL h) Musée Rodin 79 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris URL * “Égyptomanie” date: 2018 info: source - press report at URL --MONACO-- a) Grimaldi Forum Espace Ravel 10 Avenue Princesse Grace, MC 98000 Monaco URL URL * “L’Or des Pharaons: 2500 ans d’orfèvrerie dans l’Egypte ancienne" [Gold of the Pharaohs: 2500 years of goldsmith's art in ancient Egypt] date: 7 July 2018 - 9 September 2018 Exhibition with more than 150 masterpieces from Cairo Museum. info: URL info: Italian press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL URL info: Italian press reports at URL URL info: French press report at URL "Alors qu'une grande partie des collections du musée du Caire est stockée ou restaurée en vue d'être exposée dans le futur grand musée aux pieds des pyramides du Guizeh, Christiane Ziegler a profité de cette période "transitoire" pour sélectionner des œuvres qui n'ont jamais quitté leur terre égyptienne et ne les quitteront certainement plus une fois installées dans le nouveau site muséal." info: English press report at URL With some photos of a conference announcing the exhibition. info: French press reports at URL URL URL info: English press report at URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL Interview with the General Manager of the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, Sylvie Biancheri. URL URL About the opening. With a video of one of the display installations. info: Italian press reports at URL URL Includes a slideshow. URL Includes another slideshow. info: French press reports at URL URL info: extensive photographic report by Alain Guilleux - URL info: English press report at URL With some photos. URL info: French press report at URL "L’exposition _L’Or des Pharaons_ présente 150 chefs-d'oeuvre du Musée du Caire dont de nombreux trésors jamais sortis d'Egypte et qui ne ressortiront plus après cet événement monégasque. (..)" Includes several photographs. info: Italian press report at URL info: French press reports at URL URL "Certaines pièces sortent pour la première fois du musée du Caire. Bijoux, vases, bracelets, pendentifs, ceintures, miroirs à disque d’or, colliers, sarcophages, masques funéraires et meubles plaqués or. Des pièces exceptionnelles, dont certaines ont été découvertes dans les tombes royales et princières de l'Egypte pharaonique." Includes a video report [1:50 mins.] info: French press reports at URL With links to videos. URL URL URL URL URL "(...) un splendide masque d'or funéraire portant la coiffure royale, comme le sphinx de Gizeh, rayonne, seul au monde. Divin. (...) Si précieux, l'objet appartenait à PsousennèsIer (environ 1000 avant notre ère, XXIe dynastie), dont la tombe et la dépouille, intactes, ont été mises au jour par le Français Pierre Montet en 1939 à Tanis. (...) Le visiteur peut découvrir le trésor de ce roi, presque aussi important que celui de la star Toutankhamon, composé de parures, de sandales en or et de pendentifs aériens et chargés où le scarabée ailéporte le nom du défunt à la place du disque solaire. Eh non, l'ego ne date pas d'hier. Mais il sublime tout. À l'image du sarcophage en argent, jamais sorti d'Égypte en raison de sa fragilité. (...)" URL Includes a video report [1:49 mins.]. info: French press report at URL Includes a video report [4:28 mins.] --BELGIUM-- a) Xpo Center Bruges site Oud Sint-Jan, Mariastraat 38, 8000 Brugge URL * “Mummies in Bruges - Secrets of Ancient Egypt” date: 31 March 2018 - 11 November 2018 Exhibition with 9 ancient Egyptian mummies (of humans and animals), plus 200 artefacts on loan from the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden. info: URL info: French press report at URL "L'exposition, qui présente notamment neuf momies humaines et animales datant de plus de 2.000 ans, a été inaugurée jeudi par l'ambassadeur égyptien Khaled El Bakly. Les pièces exposées sont réparties sur trois salles, autour de trois thèmes: 'la vie quotidienne des Egyptiens de l'Antiquité', 'Momies' et 'l'au-delà'. (..)" info: French press reports at URL URL info: Dutch press reports at URL URL b) Musée royal de Mariemont Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140 Morlanwelz URL * "La laine et le lin. Textiles égyptiens de l’Antiquité tardive" date: 2019 More than 200 fragments of coptic textile, recently donated by the King Baudouin Foundation. info: URL info: URL c) Teseum Museumkwartier 2, 3700 Tongeren URL * "De Kopten, een ander Egypte" [The Copts: the other Egypt] date: 16 June 2018 - 2 December 2018 Exhibition with ca. 80 Coptic artefacts on loan from The Phoebus Foundation; notably Coptic textiles, but also tools, Coptic texts, pottery, and other objects of daily life. info: URL info: Dutch press reports at URL With a video of a Flemish TV-report. URL idem. URL URL --SPAIN-- a) CaixaForum Barcelona Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona URL * "Faraón. Rey de Egipto" [Pharaoh. King of Egypt] date: 7 June 2018 - 16 September 2018 Exhibition with more than 150 artefacts on loan from the British Museum. Will also travel to CaixaForum venues in Madrid (2018), Girona (2019), Tarragona (2019), and Lleida (2020). info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL "(...) exposiciones del nuevo curso en CaixaForum Barcelona (...) El Antiguo Egipcio tendrá su protagonismo entre el 7 de junio y el 16 de septiembre con un ambicioso viaje al mundo de los faraones, de nuevo con la implicación del British Museum. La exposición explora el simbolismo y la ideología de la realeza egipcia y trata de descubrir las realidades que hay detrás de estos personajes. La muestra está formada por más de 150 piezas procedentes de la entidad británica, que, con más de 100.000 piezas, reúne la colección más grande de objetos egipcios fuer a de Egipto." URL URL "Aquí el hilo narrativo girará en torno a la realeza egipcia y su principal figura. Unos monarcas que reinaron desde el 3.100 a. C. hasta la conquista romana y que tenían todos los poderes habidos y por haber. También se mostrarán joyas difíciles de apreciar fuera de Londres, como un fragmento de un sarcófago de Ramsés VI y un relieve policromado de la tumba de Seti I." URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL "Las espectaculares piezas de _Faraón_, no sólo están magníficamente iluminadas, sino que además, cuentan con unas explicaciones muy completas, que ayudan a contextualizar aquello que se ve. Además, dispone de una materiales complementarios, gráficos y vídeos, que con un mínimo de información suponen un apoyo básico para el público. Es, pues, una introducción completa al mundo egipcio, que fascinará a los devotos a la egiptología, pero que a buen seguro cautivará, también, a los que simplemente se dejan caer al CaixaForum por curiosidad. Una sugerente puerta abierta a la Antigüedad." Includes several photographs. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL "(...) la nueva exposición de la Obra Social 'la Caixa' en colaboración con el British Museum, explora el simbolismo y el ideario de aquella monarquía, desvelando las historias que encierran las 164 piezas incluidas en la muestra como representación de esta antigua civilización. Destacan los trabajos de orfebrería, así como las estatuas monumentales y los relieves de templos que acercan a los visitantes a la vida real y de poder del antiguo Egipto. (..)" info: Italian press report at URL "(..) È il caso di dare subito un consiglio a chi intenda visitarla: è meglio portarsi un maglioncino perché, per ragioni di conservazione dei pezzi, la temperatura nelle sale è molto bassa. Si passa dai 30-35 gradi di Barcellona ai 15 gradi della mostra e la discesa in picchiata si sente! Le luci sono soffuse, con l’illuminazione concentrata sulle teche a dare un elegante effetto 'gioielleria'. Le didascalie sono in catalano e in castigliano, ma ci sono anche fogli di sala con la traduzione in inglese. (..)" Includes several photographs. info: Spanish press report at URL With several photos of objects. info: Spanish press report at URL "A caballo entre lo divino y lo humano, el faraón era el encargado de mantener el orden entre sus súbditos, el gran vencedor de todas las batallas y el único, junto con los sacerdotes, que podía acceder a los templos. Este verano, una exposición en CaixaForum Barcelona reúne 164 piezas del British Museum -desde estatuas hasta elementos decorativos- que nos acercan al Hijo de Ra. Un paseo por las salas de _Faraón. El Rey de Egipto_ con el egiptólogo y doctor en Historia Antigua José Miguel Parra nos traslada al valle del Nilo. (..)" b) - c) Museo Arqueológico Casa Castril, Carrera del Darro 41, 18010 Granada URL * Reopening of the museum with a "semi-permanent" exhibition "Treasures of the Archaeological Museum of Granada" date: 18 May 2018 - ongoing Exhibition of 120 pieces, including a vase of Takelot II (that was reused as a Phoenician urn). info: Spanish press report at URL Some info about the vase: URL 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) CaixaForum Madrid Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid URL * “Músicas en la antigüedad" [Music in Antiquity] date: 9 [was: 6/7] June 2018 - 16 [was: 18] September 2018 Exhibition, with more than 400 objects, about music in the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Earlier at Louvre Lens (13 September 2017 - 15 January 2018) and CaixaForum Barcelona (9 February 2018 - 6 May 2018). info: URL info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL * "Faraón. Rey de Egipto" [Pharaoh. King of Egypt] date: 17 October 2018 - January 20, 2019 Exhibition with more than 150 artefacts on loan from the British Museum. Will also travel to CaixaForum venues in Girona (2019), Tarragona (2019), and Lleida (2020), and is earlier at the CaixaForum Barcelona (7 June 2018 - 16 September 2018). info: Spanish press report at URL f) Museo de la Ciencia de Valladolid Av. de Salamanca, 59, 47014 Valladolid URL * “Los Tesoros de Tutankamón” [The treasures of Tutankhamun] date: 9 February 2018 - 7 September 2018 [was: Summer 2018] Exhibition with KV62 replicas, on loan from the Fundación Sophia. info: URL info: source - URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL g) Biblioteca Central de la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia Paseo Senda del Rey, 5- Ciudad Universitaria - 28040 Madrid URL * "Egypt 1930: colección de fotografías" date: 30 May 2018 - 29 September 2018 Exhibition of 48 original early photographs made in Egypt by a German traveller in the 1930ies. Earlier at the Museo Histórico Militar de San Carlos, Palma de Mallorca (14 April 2018 - 13 May 2018). info: URL info: Spanish press report at URL h) Museu Egipci de Barcelona / Museo Egipcio de Barcelona Carrer de València, 284, 08007 Barcelona URL * "Tutankhamón. Historia de un descubrimiento" [Tutankhamun. History of a discovery] date: 30 November 2012 - TBA [was: till 31 December 2015] [several times prolongated] info: URL * "Passió per l’Egipte faraònic. 200 anys de colleccionisme al Museu Egipci de Barcelona" / "Pasión por el Egipto faraónico. 200 años de coleccionismo en el Museo Egipcio de Barcelona" [Passion for Pharaonic Egypt. 200 years of collecting in the Museo Egipcio of Barcelona] date: 12 July 2018 - 31 December 2018 Exhibition with 105 original pieces of the collection of the Museu Egipci. info: (in Catalan and Spanish respectively) URL URL info: Spanish press report at URL "La Fundación Arqueológica Clos celebra 25 años con una exposición que rinde homenaje a los antiguos propietarios de las piezas de la colección del Museu Egipci (..)." Includes a video report [0:35 mins.]. info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL "La Fundación Arqueológica Clos celebra 25 años con una exposición que rinde homenaje a los antiguos propietarios de las piezas de la colección del Museu Egipci (..)" Includes a video report [0:35 mins.]. --AUSTRALIA-- a) Queensland Museum Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank, South Brisbane URL * "Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives" date: 16 March 2018 - 26 August 2018 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. Earlier at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (10 December 2016 - 25 April, 2017), the Hong Kong Science Museum ("Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt", 2 June 2017 - 18 October 2017), and the National Palace Museum, Taipei City (11 November 2017 - 18 February 2018). info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL "(..) The showcased mummies are a group of a priest, a priestess, a temple singer, a wealthy married woman named Nestawedjat, a young man, and a two-year-old boy. The 2,900-year-old priestess name was Tamut and she was found buried with a winged goddess amulet at her throat. (..)" b) Australian Museum 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW 2010 URL * "Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" date: TBA, early 2021 (for six months) Exhibition to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb, with over 150 authentic[!] artifacts from KV62, 60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt. Currently at the California Science Center, Los Angeles (March 24, 2018 - January 6, 2019), and will travel to Europe in January 2019 as part of a 10-city international tour (Sidney is the 5th city). info: URL info: English press reports at URL URL URL URL URL URL URL info: English press report at URL --LIECHTENSTEIN-- a) - ---SWITZERLAND--- a) - b) ArchéoLab Av. du Prieuré 4,1009 Pully URL * “Archéonimaux” date: 23 September 2017 - 16 December 2018 Exibition about the contacts between animals and humans in Antiquity, with 48 artefacts on loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art, many from ancient Egypt. info: URL info: URL info: overview (with photos) of the ancient Egyptian objects on loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art - URL c) - d) - e) - f) - --DENMARK-- a) - --ESTONIA-- a) - ---ROMANIA--- a) - --RUSSIA-- a) - --CZECH REPUBLIC-- a) Národní muzeum/National Museum Václavské nám. 68, 115 79 Prague 1 URL * “Ríša slnka: Abú Sír v dobe stavitelov pyramíd” [Empire of the Sun: Abusir at the time of the pyramid builders] date: 2019 Exhibition of 100-150 artifacts from the Czech archaeological excavations in Abusir. info: source - Czech press report at URL info: Czech press report at URL Lack of finances may hamper the organizing of the exhibition. info: Czech press reports at URL "(..) Rozpocet výstavy je stanoven na 43 miliony korun, z toho osm milionu korun na prípravné práce v roce 2018 a 35 milionu korun na samotnou realizaci výstavy v roce 2019, peníze by mely jít pres rozpocet ministerstva kultury. (..)" URL info: Czech press reports at URL URL b) Sluknovsky zamek Zamecka 642, 407 77 Sluknov URL * “Egypt dar Nilu” [Egypt, Gift of the Nile] date: 14 April 2018 - 21 June 2018. Exhibition of replicas of ancient Egyptian artefacts and other works of art that evoke the atmosphere of ancient Egypt, from the collection of Jan Hertlik. Earlier in Oblastní muzeum v Decine (28 October 2015 - 31 January 2016), Muzeum A Galerie V Prostejove (11 February 2016 - 27 March 2016), Muzeum pod vodarnou, Breclav (5 December 2016 - 31 January 2017), Oblastni muzeum v Moste (16 February 2017 - 7 May 2017), and Muzeum Vyskovska (5 December 2017 - 20 February 2018). info: URL --HUNGARY-- a) Hungarian Museum of Natural History Ludovika tér 2-6, 1083 Budapest URL * “A Világ Mumiái” [Mummies of the World] date: 16 August 2018 - 31 December 2018 The travelling exhibition with ca. 45 human and animal mummies and ca. 150 funeral artifacts from many cultures, incl. Egypt. It was at many venues in the USA during the past years (2015 - 2017), and recently in Europe (as “Mumie sveta”) at the Výstavišti Holešovice in Prague (1 February 2018 - 30 June2018). info: URL URL info: Hungarian press report at URL info: English press report at URL --POLAND-- a) Muzeum Niepolomice ul. Zamkowa 2, 32-005 Niepolomice URL * “Znajduje starozytnosci bardzo piekne. Antyk okiem kolekcjonera” date: 20 September 2017 - 31 December 2019 The exhibition includes ancient artifacts from the collections of the National Museum in Cracow, the Potocki Family from Krzeszowice, and the Czartoryski Museum in Cracow. About one hundred objects of Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman culture from the 17th century BC to the 4th century AD, including statues, sarcophagi, stelae, jewelery, cosmetic items, bronze and terracotta figurines, etc. info: URL info: Polish press reports at URL URL URL b) - c) Panstwowe Muzeum Archeologiczne ul. Dluga 52 - Arsenal, 00-241 Warszawa * "Dom wiecznosci wezyra. Grobowiec Merefnebef i jego odkrywca" [House of the eternity of the vizier. The tomb of Merefnebef and its discoverer] date: 8 December 2017 - 31 August 2018 [prolongation; was: till 31 March 2018] A 1:1 copy of the tomb chapel of the vizier Merefnebef is on display. info: URL info: Polish press reports at URL URL info: Polish press report at URL With audio file of radio programme. --JAPAN--- a) - --TAIWAN-- a) - --UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-- a) Louvre Abu Dhabi URL * TBA --MEXICO-- a) Biblioteca Pública del Estado de Jalisco "Juan José Arreola" Universidad de Guadalajara Periférico Norte Manuel Gómez Morín no. 1695, Colonia Belenes, C.P. 45100 Zapopan, Jalisco URL * "Tutankamón: la tumba, el oro y la maldición" [Tutankhamun. The tomb, the gold and the curse] date: 23 March 2018 - 23 September 2018 Exhibition (travelling through Europe and Mexico since some years) with about 200 objects, 30 original and the rest replicas. info: URL info: Spanish press releases of the Universidad de Guadalajara: URL Includes a slideshow. URL info: Spanish press reports at URL URL URL URL URL Includes several photographs which give an impression of the objects displayed in this exhibition info: Spanish press report at URL ---ISRAEL--- a) - --NEW ZEALAND-- a) Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities University of Canterbury Arts Location, The Arts Centre of Christchurch, 3 Hereford Street, Christchurch. URL URL * "Beyond the Grave: Death in ancient times" date: 5 May 2018 - 24 February 2019 Exhibition about funerary artefacts from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, on loan from Canterbury Museum, Otago Museum, and the collection of Doug and Anemarie Gold. info: URL info: URL ---PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA--- a) Liaoning Museum 363 Shifu Rd, Shenghe District, Shenyang * "Egypt, House of Eternity" / "Gift of the Nile" date: 5 July 2018 - 16 September 2018 Exhibition of ca 235 ancient Egyptian artefacts on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Turin. Earlier at the Henan Museum (8 December 2017 - 22 March 2018) and the Shanxi Museum of Taiyuan (13 April 2018 - 24 June 2018); the show will later travel to the Hunan Provincial Museum of Changsha (28 September 2018 - 28 November 2018) and the Guandong Provincial Museum of Guangzhou (11 December 2018 - 11 March 2019). info: (in English - ) URL info: URL info: older Italian press report at URL info: older English press report (with photos) at URL b) Hubei Provincial Museum No. 160, East Lake Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province URL * "Egyptian collection of the Accademia dei Concordi" [working title] date: TBA Travelling exhibition of part of the ancient Egyptian collection of the Accademia dei Concordi; among the 500 artefacts are two mummies (Meryt and Baby). Earlier at the Pallazo Roncale, Rovigo (14 April 2018 - 29 July 2018; "Egitto ritrovato"); will travel to three other museums in China. 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