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Current and Upcoming Museum Exhibitions

Updated 11 September 2023

Each month, the AJA provides information about current and upcoming museum exhibits around the world that are related to topics within the scope of the journal. The list includes exhibition dates, locations, curators, information about catalogues, and links to museum websites with further information. It is organized by geographic location (The Americas, Europe, the United Kingdom and Russia, the Middle East, Africa, East Asia, and Oceania). Within that larger framework, exhibitions are arranged alphabetically by country and then by closing date. If a catalogue is not mentioned, then no catalogue is known to us. New museums and permanent gallery installations are included on the list for six months following their opening. The AJA Museum Review Editor welcomes input from readers for additions to this list.

A new section, Digital/Online Exhibitions, now appears at the end. Born-digital exhibitions will be added here and maintained as long as the exhibitions continue to remain online.

The Americas

United States

The First Kings of Europe

31 March 2023–28 January 2024
Field Museum

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Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience

Various locations in the United States and Canada
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Dig Deeper: Discovering an Ancient Glass Workshop

May 13, 2023–7 January 2024
Corning Museum

Curator: Katherine Larson

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A Collector’s Eye: Freer in Egypt

Opened 28 January 2023
Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art
Washington D.C.

For more information:

Life & Death in the Ancient World

13 January 2023–2026
Tampa Museum of Art

For more information:

Egyptomania: Fashion’s Conflicted Obsession

1 April 2023–28 January 2024
Cleveland Museum of Art

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The Gold Emperor from Aventicum

31 May 2023–9 January 2024
The Getty Villa
Los Angeles

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The Horse and Rider from Albania

26 July 2023–29 January 2024
The Getty Villa
Los Angeles

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead

1 November 2023–29 January 2024
The Getty Villa
Los Angeles

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Ancient Food & Flavor

Opened 3 June 2023
Penn Museum

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Mummies of the World: The Exhibition

Opened 27 May 2023
Frost Science Museum

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Figures from the Fire: J. Pierpont Morgan’s Ancient Bronzes at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

2 March 2023–7 January 2024
Walker Gallery

For more information:

Classical Washington
6 May 2023–18 November 2023
The George Washington University Museum
Washington, DC

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Lauren Halsey: Roof Garden Commission
the eastside of south central los angeles hieroglyph prototype architecture (I)

18 April 2023–22 October 2023
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City

For more information:

Tree & Serpent: Early Buddhist Art in India, 200 BCE–400 CE

21 July 2023–13 November 2023
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City

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Africa and Byzantium

19 November 2023–3 March 2024
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City

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The First Kings of Europe

April 2024–January 2025
The Canadian Museum of History
Gatineau, Canada

For more information:

Egypt: Three Millenia on the Nile

20 April 2023–15 October 2023

For more information:

Europe, The United Kingdom, and Russia


Geld Macht Geschichte. Römische Münzen Erzählen
(Money Makes History. Roman Coins Tell)

2 December 2022– 8 October 2023
Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum

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18 March 2023–26 November 2023

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Verhalen uit de ondergrond. Brugge in het jaar 1000
(Tales from the underground – Bruges in the year 1000)

9 December 2021–3 November 2024

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Expéditions d'Égypte
Expedition Egypt

31 March 2023– 1 October 2023
Art & History Museum

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Avari i Slaveni južno od Drave
(Avars and Slavs south of the Drava)

25 June 2023–TBD
Archaeological Museum in Split

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Ilirska kaciga iz Zakotorca
(The Illyrian helmet from Zakotorac)

25 June 2023–30 June 2023
Archaeological Museum of Dubrovnik

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Power and gold – Vikings in the east
7 April 2022–23 October 2023
Utzon Hall
Vejle Art Museum, Vejle

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The Mystery of Mithras. Exploring the Heart of a Roman Cult

15 May 2022–30 October 2023
Musée Saint-Raymond

For more information:

Le grand mezzé
(The Great Mezzé)

19 May 2021–31 December 2023
Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée

Curator: Édouard de Laubrie

Catalogue: Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée. Le Grand mezzé. Pp. 224. Actes Sud, Arles 2021. €32. ISBN 978-2330145194 (paper).

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Animaux Fantastiques
(Fantastic Animals)

27 September 2023–15 January 2024

Curators: Hélène Bouillon, Jeanne-Thérèse Bontinck, Caroline Tureck, Yaël Pignol

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Égyptomania La Collection Jean-Marcel Humbert
(Egyptomania The Jean-Marcel Humbert Collection)

5 November 2022–27 November 2023
Dauphinois Museum

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Qui es-tu, Applon?
(Who are you Apollo?)

15 April 2023–30 November 2023
Juliobona Gallo Roman Museum of Lillebonne

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Agatha Christie En Quête D’archéologie
(Agatha Christie in search of archaeology)

8 March 2023–31 December 2023
Ville De Perigueux

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Tutankhamun: Discovering the Forgotten Pharaoh

11 October 2023–23 February 2024
Strasbourg Exhibition Centre

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Im Land der 1000 Städte: Usbekistan von Alexander dem Großen bis zu den Kuscha
(In the Land of 1000 Cities: Uzbekistan from Alexander the Great to the Kushan)

21 April 2023–1 October 2023
Staatlich Museen zu Berlin

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Liam Gillick: Filtered Time

6 April 2023–15 October 2023
Pergamon Museum

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Naga – Die verschüttete Königsstadt
(Naga – The Buried Royal City)

12 May 2023–22 October 2023
Munich Museum of Egyptian Art

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(Machine room of the Gods)

8 March 2023–21 January 2024
Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung

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Archäologische Schätze aus Usbekistan Von Alexander dem Großen bis zum Reich der Kuschan
(Archaeological Treasures of Uzbekistan From Alexander the Great to the Kushan Empire)

4 May 2023–14 January 2024
Staatlich Museen zu Berlin

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Γυρισμός. Κυκλαδικοί θησαυροί στο ταξίδι της επιστροφής
(Home Coming. Cycladic treasures on their return journey home)

3 October 2022–31 October 2023
Museum of Cycladic Art
Neophytou Douka 4, Athens

For more information:


Sekhmet, la Potente: Una leonessa in città
(Sekhmet, the Mighty One: A Lioness in the City)

7 July 2021–31 December 2023
Museo Civico Archeologico

Curator: Daniela Picchi

For more information:

Nuova Luce da Pompei a Roma
(New Light from Pompeii in Rome)

5 July 2023–8 October 2023
Musei Capitolini

For more information:

Il frammento ritrovato. La mano del colosso di Costantino dei Musei Capitolini e il dito in bronzo del Louvre
(The Rediscovered Fragment. The Hand of the Colossus of Constantine from the Capitoline Museums and the Bronze Finger from the Louvre)

29 April 2021–28 April 2026
Musei Capitolini

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"Animali nel mondo antico": mostra al Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano
(Animals of the ancient world: an exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of the Roman Theater)

22 October 2022–1 October 2023
The Archaeological Museum of the Roman Theater

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Museum Ninfeo – Horti Lamiani

Pizza Vittorio Emanuele II

La Roma della Repubblica. Il Racconto dell’Archeologia
(Rome of the Republic. The Story of Archaeology)

13 January 2023– 24 September 2023
Capitoline Museum

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21 April 2023–1 October 2023
Capitoline Museum

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The Beloved of Isis: Nero, the Domus Aurea, and Egypt

22 June 2023–14 January 2023
Domus Aurea

For more information:


Finds from Fort Vechten

1 June 2023–31 October 2023
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

for more information:

The Year 1000: The Netherlands in the middle of the Middle Ages

13 October 2023–17 March 2024
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

for more information:

Face to Face: The people behind Mummy Portraits

6 October 2023–25 February 2024
The Allard Pierson Museum

for more information:


Momias del antiguo Egipto: Redescubriendo 6 vidas
(Ancient Egyptian Mummies: Rediscovering 6 Lives)

4 October 2023–28 January 2024
La Caixa Forum

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Poder femenino: lo divino a lo demoníaco
(Feminine power: the divine to the demonic)

26 September 2023–14 January 2024
La Caixa Forum

15 February 2024–9 June 2024
La Caixa Forum

10 July 2023–3 November 2024
La Caixa Forum

27 November 2024–30 March 2025
La Caixa Forum

30 April 2023–10 August 2025
La Caixa Forum

For more information:



Superhelden: damals und heute
(Superheroes: Then and now)

November 2023–June 2024
Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwitg

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19 November 2023–26 May 2024
Antikenmuseum Basel

For more information:

Avenches la Gauloise

September 30, 2022–October 1, 2023
Roman Museum in Avenches

For more information:

Entre deux eaux. La tène, lieu de mémoire
(Between two waters,  La Tène, A Place Of Memory)

15 May 2022–15 October 2023

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Retour vers le futur antérieur. Trésors archéologiques du 21e siècle.
(Back to the past future. Archaeological treasures of the 21st century)

25 November 2023–24 September 2024
Musée Romain De Lausanne-Vidy

For more information:

Voix de Palmyre
(Voices of Palmyra)

10 March 2023–1 October 2023
Roman Museum of Nyon

For more information:

United Kingdom

Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt

Lead curator: Ilona Regulski

Catalogue: Regulski, Ilona. Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt. Pp. 272. London: British Museum. £20.00 ISBN-10: 0714191280; ISBN-13: 978-0714191287 (paper).

24 June–15 October 2023
Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum, Northern Ireland

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21 October 2023–18 February 2024
Torquay Museum, Devon

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Gathering light: a Bronze Age golden sun

13 June 2023–16 September 2023
Museum nan Eilean
Northern Ireland

For more information:

Golden Mummies of Egypt

18 February 2023–31 December 2023
Manchester Museum at the University of Manchester
Manchester, UK

For more information:

Coins at the Crossroads of Asia

Open until 8 October 2023
The Ashmolean

For more information:

To the Roar of the Crowd

8 April 2023– 29 October 2023
Segedunum Roman Fort & Museum

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Rendlesham Revealed: The Heart of an Anglo-Saxon Kingdom AD 400-800

23 March 2023–29 October 2023
National Trust Sutton Hoo

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Gladiators: A Day at the Roman Games

15 July 2023–14 January 2024
Colchester Castle

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Wroxeter Roman City

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The Middle East


בחזרה לחלב: ביקור וירטואלי בבית הכנסת העתיק
(Back to Aleppo. A virtual visit to the ancient synagogue)

16 June 2022–31 December 2023
The Israel Museum
Curator: Revital Hovav

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East Asia and Oceania


Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs

18 November 2023–19 May 2024
Australian Museum
Sydney, New South Wales

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Ancient Lives: Insights from the Classics and Archaeology Collection

24 July 2023–26 April 2024
Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne

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메트로폴리탄박물관 소장품전 "메소포타미아, 저 기록의 땅
(Mesopotamia: Great Cultural Innovations, Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

22 July 2022–January 28 2024
National Museum of Korea

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New Zealand

Myths and Mortals: Life in Ancient Times


Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
UC Arts City Location
3 Hereford Street

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Egypt: In the Time of the Pharaohs

June 2023–November 2023
Auckland Museum

For more information:

Digital / Online Exhibitions

This section includes born-digital exhibitions.

Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Catalogue: Emberling, Geoff and Suzanne Davis (eds). Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile and Beyond. Kelsey Museum Publications 16. Pp. xviii + 193. Ann Arbor: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 2021. $39.00. ISBN: 978–0–9906623–9–6 (paper and freely downloadable).

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Unsilencing the Archives: Laborers at Tell en–Nasbeh (1926–1935)

Bade Museum of Biblical Archaeology
Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709

For more information:

Return to Palmyra

Getty Institute
J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa
Pacific Palisades, California

More information here:

Persepolis Reimagined

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa
Pacific Palisades, California

For more information:

Uruk 5,000 Jahre Megacity
(Uruk – 5,000 years of megacity) 

Staatliche Museum

Virtual Tour of the 2013 Special Exhibition, Uruk – 5,000 Years of the Megacity, that was held in Berlin

For more information:

Complete Museum Tour 360

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
San Jose, CA
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Aura: Art and Authenticity

Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

For more information:

Fly Over Zone: Virtual Museum

Opened 21 June 2022

This website includes virtual tours of ancient sites and a virtual museum of Greek and Roman sculpture.

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Heroes & Hoplites

The Hellenic Museum

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