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Egyptian Exhibitions throughout the world - British Museum Egyptian Collections


Egyptian Exhibitions

by de Traci Regula

By Adel Murad Current Egyptian Exhibits around the world

UNITED KINGDOM


British Museum Egyptian

Collections Great Russell Street WC1

London

0171 636 1555

0171 580 1788 10am-5pm Mon-Sat; 2.30-6pm Sun

Ongoing permanent display of Egyptian objects both large

(a giant arm from a colossal statue of a Pharaho)

and small

(exquisite votive bronze statues of gods and goddesses).

Admission free; donations accepted. Last admission 15 minutes before closing.

Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

University College

London

Malet Place

London WC1E 6BT

(44) 20 7504 2886

Ongoing, permanent display of many items, including a wonderful collection of small objects,

plus a few sarcophagi,

incised and painted sandstone blocks, many vessels,

and a few mummy portraits.

Egyptian Dynastic Gallery

Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street

Oxford Open

Tuesday-Sunday.

Exhibit will close for approximately a year starting Sept. 9th.


UNITED STATES


California

Pharaohs of the Sun: Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamen

265 objects from the Amarna period.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles, California

323 857 6000 through June 6, then to

Chicago,

and Leiden Georgia

Life and Death Under the Pharaohs

Show originating from the National

Museum of Antiquities, Leiden,

Netherlands.

Fernbank Science Center

Atlanta, Georgia

404 378 4311

Until Sept 5

Hawaii

Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artefacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

138 items from the University collection including a four-ton false

door, jewelry, sarcophagi, and an array of other items large and small. Honolulu Academy of Arts

Honolulu, Hawaii

808 532 8700 March 16 - July 28th

Illinois

New Egyptian Gallery

The Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago.

Chicago, Illinois

773 702 9520

Pharoahs of the Sun: Ahkenaten,

Nefertiti, Tutankhamen Chicago Art Institute

Chicago, Illinois

Opens July 17th; runs through Sept. 24th.

Massachusetts

Egyptian Funerary Arts

Permanent show covering the 21st Dynasty to the Roman Period

Museum of Fine Arts,

Boston, Massachusetts

617 267 9300

New York

The Collectors Art: Ancient Egypt at Eton College Metropolitan Museum

Opens Sept 26 - January 21st 2001

N.B. -the Met has a lovely small Egyptian temple on permanent display,

granted as part of the UNESCO rescue project during construction of

the Aswan dam. Well worth a look, it's said to be best viewed at night.

The Egyptian wing of the Met is worth viewing anytime.

Ohio

Cleveland Museum of Art

Egyptian Galleries Reopened

Thematically-arranged rooms cover Kings and

Gods, Public and

Private

Life, and the Afterlife.

Cleveland, Ohio

216 421 7340

Washington, DC

Charles Lang Freer and Egypt

Ongoing exhibit of 18th dynasty glass objects, assembled by Freer in

Cairo in 1909, plus faience objects, amulets, and jewelry.

Freer Gallery of Art

Smithsonian Institution

Washington, D.C.

AUSTRIA

Look at the Mummy

Landesmuseum Fuer Kaernten

Klagenfurt, Karnten

43 463 5363 0552

Ends July 30th.

Agatha Christie and the Near

East Museum fur Vlkerkunde

Vienna Ends September 17th

FRANCE

Sackler Wing of Oriental Antiquities

Muse de Louvre Paris

Reopening of the Egyptian Galleries, including a large diorite head of Queen Nefertiti.

33 1 40 20 50 50

Coptic Art in Egypt

Institut de Monde Arabe

Paris

Until September 3rd.

Emperors of the Nile

Muse des Beaux-Arts Valenciennes, Nord

33 3 27 22 57 20 Through June 12

Emperors of the Nile: Roman Egypt Muse de la Civilization Gallo-Romaine Lyon

June-September 2000

GERMANY

Aegyptisches Museum Und Papyrussammlung

Temporary reinstallation pending move to the Museumsinsel of the Egyptian collection, including the iconic bust of Nefertiti and many pieces not seen since before World War II. Charlottenberg

49 30 20355 506

Aegyptische Sammlung Der Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat

Combined exhibit featuring loaned items form the British Museum and the Museum

of Fine Arts, Boston.

Heidelberg

49 6221 542 536

Until November

Ancient Civilizations Permanent collection with substantial Egyptian artifacts.

Badishces Landesmuseum

Karlsruhe

49 7 21 926 6514

GREECE

Egyptian Antiquities Room

Just under three hundred Egyptian objects including Fayum portraits, sarcophagi,

and small items.

This collection is often overlooked by visitors, as,

understandably enough, the Greek objects take precedence

both physically (the room is upstairs, in a rear corner) and emotionally.

National Archaeological Museum 30 1 3210 185

Archaeological

Museum of Rhodes

Collection of minor Egyptian objects, primarily of faience, distributed among various rooms and cases.

Rhodes City, Rhodes

IRELAND


Ancient Egypt

Permanent display of items from the Museum collection National Museum of Ireland

353 1 6777 444

JAPAN

Shumei Family Collection: The Miho Museum

New I.M.Pei designed museum with Egyptian artifacts among its extensive,

fine collection of ancient objects.

Some of the best Egyptian items have been on loan to Leiden but should be returning shortly.

Shigaraki, Kyoto, Japan

81 748 823 414 (Fax)

NETHERLANDS

National Museum of Antiquities

(Rijksmuseum Van Oudheden)

Recently reopened, this museum has one of

the best collections of Egyptian artifacts in the world..

Also visit the small Temple of Taffa, once dedicated to Isis,

and which is now, after a stormy career which included

being knocked down by a ship before the UNESCO rescue,

reerected at the Museum.

Leiden 31 71 512 7527

SPAIN


Temple of Debod

Municipal Park A similar UNESCO temple given to Spain in recognition of Spain's

contribution to the rescue effort of the Philae temples and other

structures flooded by the Aswan dam.

Madrid, Spain

SWITZERLAND

Pyramids and Pile

Dwellings Permanent exhibit combining the

Egyptian and Prehistoric collections.

Museum der Kulturen Basel Basel, Switzerland

41 61 266 5500

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