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Museum Exhibitions - April 2018

Updated 2 April

Each month, the AJA will provide 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 available. The AJA Museum Review Editor welcomes input from readers for additions to this list.

The Americas


Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

18 May 2018–31 December 2018
Royal British Columbia Museum
Victoria, British Columbia

Curators: Christian Tietze and Christian Bayer

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United States

The Arch of Titu: From Jerusalem to Rome, and Back

1 February 2018–5 April 2018
Yeshiva University Museum
New York, New York

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Jeppson Idea Lab: Master Vases from Ancient Greece

5 April 2017–8 April 2018
Worcester Art Museum
Worcester, Massachusetts

Curators: Paula Artal-Isbrand and Amanda Reiterman

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Paint the Eyes Softer: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt

13 January 2018–22 April 2018
Block Museum of Art
Evanston, Illinois

Curators: Marc Walton, Taco Terpstra, and Essi Ronkko

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Ancient Mediterranean Cultures in Contact

20 October 2017–29 April 2018
Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois

Curator: Bill Parkinson

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Rome: Eternal City
(Etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi)

20 January 2018–6 May 2018
Harvard Art Museums
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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The Mummies: From Egypt to Toledo

3 February 2018–6 May 2018
Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo, Ohio

Curators: Adam Levine and Mike Deetsch

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Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past

14 February 2018–13 May 2018
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
New York, New York

Curators: Roberta Casagrande-Kim, Samuel Thrope, and Raquel Ukeles

Catalogue: Casagrande-Kim, Roberta, Samuel Thrope, and Raquel Ukeles, eds. Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past. Pp. 144. Princeton University Press, Princeton 2018. $35. ISBN 9780691181844 (paper).

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Excavating Archaeology at the University of Michigan, 18172017

18 October 2017–27 May 2018
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curators: Terry G. Wilfong and Carla M. Sinopoli

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Rome: City and Empire

23 February 2018– 28 May 2018
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Nashville, Tennessee

Curator: Sam Moorhead

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Egyptian Animal Mummies: Science Explores an Ancient Religion

23 March 2018–1 July 2018
San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio, Texas

Curator: Sarah Schellinger

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The Horse in Ancient Greek Art

17 February 2018–8 July 2018
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, Virginia

Curators: Peter Schertz and Nicole Stribling

Catalogue: Schertz, Peter, Nicole Stribling, and Sean Hemingway, eds. The Horse in Ancient Greek Art. Pp. 160. Yale University Press, New Haven 2017. $45. ISBN 9780300230574 (cloth).

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The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity

23 February 2018–8 July 2018
Bard Graduate Center Gallery
New York, New York

Curator: Georgios Boudalis

Catalogue: Boudalis, Georgios. The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity.  Pp. 200. Focus Project Publications, Gallery Publications, New York 2018. $30. ISBN 978-1941792124 (paper).

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AEGYPTUS Egypt in the Greco-Roman World

2 February 2017–15 July 2018
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Brunswick, Maine

Curator: Jim Higginbotham

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Pompeii: Photographs and Fragments

2 March 2018–19 August 2018
Yale University Art Gallery
New Haven, Connecticut

Curator: Judy Ditner

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Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists’ Visions

18 April 2018–3 September 2018
The Getty Villa
Pacific Palisades, California

Curator: Donatien Grau

Catalogue: Grau, Donatien. Plato in LA: Artists’ Visions. Pp. 112. Getty Publications, Los Angeles 2018. $24.95. ISBN 9781606065747 (paper).

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Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds

25 March 2018–9 September 2018
Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis, Missouri

Curators: Franck Goddio and Lisa Çakmak

Catalogue: Franck, Goddio, and Aurelia Masson-Berghoff.  Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds. Pp. 272. Thames & Hudson, London 2016. $60. ISBN 978-0500051856 (cloth).

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Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World

27 March 2018 – 9 September 2018
The Getty Center
Los Angeles, California

Curators: Jeffrey Spier and Timothy Potts

Catalogue: Spier, Jeffrey, Timothy Potts, and Sara E. Cole, eds. Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World. Pp. 360. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 2018. $65. ISBN 9781606065518 (cloth).

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Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt

10 February 2018–11 November 2018
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Curator: Yekaterina Barbash

Catalogue: Barbash, Yekaterina.  Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt. Pp. 46. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn 2016. $9.95. (paper).

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Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq

8 April 2017–25 November 2018
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Curators: Salam Al Kuntar and Lauren Ristvet

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Passing Through the Underworld: Egyptian Art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

20 March 2018– 8 December 2018
Vincent Price Art Museum
Monterey Park, California

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Dangerous Beauty: Medusa in Classical Art

5 February 2018–6 January 2019
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York

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Urban Biographies, Ancient and Modern

24 August 2018–6 January 2019
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curator: Christopher Ratté

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The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine

14 May 2016– 7 April 2019
Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Curator: Renee Dreyfus

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16 March 2018–21 April 2019
The Field Museum
Chicago, Illinois

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(Color in the Roman World)

8 February 2019–24 May 2019
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curators: Catherine Person and Caroline Roberts

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Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance

18 April 2018–27 May 2019
The Getty Villa
Pacific Palisades, California

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Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile

23 August 2019–5 January 2020
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curators: Geoff Emberling and Suzanne Davis

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Europe, The United Kingdom, and Russia


Fokus Denkmal: Das Haus der Medusa. Römische Wandmalerei aus Enns
(Focus Monuments: The House of Medusa. Roman Wall Paintings from Enns)

21 November 2017–8 April 2018
Kunst Historisches Museum

Curator: Markus Santner

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Pompeii, the Immortal City

24 November 2017–15 April 2018
Palais de la Bourse

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Beriget og beruset: Forsvundne skatte fra Romerriget
(High on Luxury: Lost Treasures from the Roman Empire)

14 March 2018–2 September 2018
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

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Zwischen Königsgräbern und Pfandhaus: Max Ohnefalsch-Richter (1850–1917) und die Archäologie Zyperns
(Between Royal Graves and the Pawnshop: Max Ohnefalsch-Richter (1850
1917) and the Archaeology of Cyprus)

12 January 2017–3 April 2018
Neues Museum

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Die Etrusker: Weltkultur im antiken Italien
(The Etruscans: World Culture in Ancient Italy)

16 December 2017–17 June 2018
Karlsruhe Palace

Curator: Susanne Erbelding

Catalogue: Hattler, Claus. Die Etrusker: Weltkultur im antiken Italien. Pp. 400.  Konrad Theiss Verlag, Museumsausgabe 2017. €39,95. ISBN 978-3806236217 (cloth).

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Charakterköpfe: Griechen und Römer im Porträt
(Charakterköpfe: Portraits of Greeks and Romans)

30 January 2018–30 September 2018
Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek

Curators: Florian S. Knauß and Christian Gliwitzky

Catalogue: Knauß, Florian S., and Christian Gliwitzky, eds. Charakterköpfe: Griechen und Römer im Porträt. Pp. 424. Hirmer Verlag, Munich 2017. € 39,90. ISBN 978-3-7774-2954-0 (paper).

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Menschenbilder: Wege zum Porträt von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart
(The Human Image: The Portrait’s Evolution from Antiquity to the Present)

24 November 2017–7 October 2018

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Bewegte Zeiten: Archäologie in Deutschland
(Restless Times: Archaeology in Germany)

21 September 2018–6 January 2019
Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte and the Verband der Landesarchäologen

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Zwei Kamele und ein Heiliger: Das antike Pilgerzentrum Abu Mina in Ägypten
(Two Camels and a Saint: The Antique Pilgrimage Site of Abu Mina in Egypt)

13 February 2018–31 January 2019

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Medeas Liebe und die Jagd nach dem Goldenen Vlies
(Medea’s Love and the Quest for the Golden Fleece)

5 October 2018–10 February 2019
Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung
Frankfurt am Main

Curator: Vincent Brinkmann

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Gold & Wein: Georgiens älteste Schätze
(Gold and Wine: Georgia’s oldest treasures)

6 October 2018–10 February 2019
Archäologisches Museum

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Die Krone von Kertsch: Schätze aus Europas Frühzeit
(The Crown of Kerch: Treasures from the Dawn of European History)

19 October 2017–29 September 2019
Neues Museum

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Ελευσίνα: Τα μεγάλα μυστήρια
(Eleusis: The Great Mysteries)

26 February 2018–31 May 2018
Acropolis Museum

Curator: Kalliope Papaggeli

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Αδριανός και Αθήνα: Συνομιλώντας με έναν ιδεατό κόσμο
(Hadrian and Athens: Conversing with an Ideal World)

28 November 2017–18 November 2018
National Archaeological Museum

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Pompei @ Madre: Materia Archelogica
(Pompeii @ Madre: Archaeological Matter)

19 November 2017–30 April 2018
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina

Curators: Massimo Osanna and Andrea Viliani

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Il Tesoro di Antichità: Winckelmann e il Museo Capitolino nella Roma del Settecento
The Treasure of Antiquity: Winckelmann and the Capitoline Museum in Eighteenth Century Rome)

7 December 2017–20 May 2018
Musei Capitolini

Curators: Eloisa Dodero and Claudio Parisi Presicce

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Egizi Etruschi: Da Eugene Berman allo Scarabeo dorato
(Etruscan Egyptians: From Eugene Berman to the Golden Scarab)

21 December 2017–30 June 2018
Centrale Montemartini, Nuovo spazio per mostre temporanee

Curators: Alfonsina Russo, Claudio Parisi Presicce, Simona Carosi, and Antonella Magagnini

Catalogue: Russo, Alfonsina, Simona Carosi, and Massimiliana Pozzi Battaglia, eds. Egizi Etruschi: Da Eugene Berman allo Scarabeo Dorato. Pp. 128. Gangemi Editore, Rome 2017. €26,00. ISBN: 9788849234824 (paper).

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Traiano: Construire l’Impero, creare l’Europa
(Trajan:  Building the Empire, Creating Europe)

29 November 2017–16 September 2018
Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali

Curators: Claudio Parisi Presicce, Lucrezia Ungaro, and Livio Zerbini

Catalogue: Parisi Presicce, Claudio, Marina Milella, Simone Pastor, and Lucrezia Ungaro, eds. Traiano: Costruire l'Impero, creare l'Europa. Catalogo della mostra (Roma, 29 novembre 201716 settembre 2018). Pp. 496. De Luca Editori d’Arte, Rome 2018. €52,84. ISBN 978-8865573587 (cloth).

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Ebrei, una storia italiana: I primi mille anni
(Jews, an Italian Story:  The First Thousand Years)

14 December 2017–16 September 2018
Museo Nazionale dell’Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah

Curators: Anna Foa, Giancarlo Lacerenza, and Daniele Jalla

Catalogue: Foa, Anna, Giancarlo Lacerenza, and Daniele Jalla, eds. Ebrei, una storia italiana: I primi mille anni. Pp. 200. Mondadori Electa, Rome 2018. €32. ISBN 978-8891817150

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L’Arte di donare: Nuove acquisizioni del Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze
(The Art of Giving: New Acquisitions in the National Archaeological Museum of Florence)

10 March 2018– 10 March 2019
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze

Curators: Mario Iozzo and Maria Rosaria Luberto

Catalogue: Iozzo, Mario and Maria Rosaria Luberto. L’Arte di donare: Nuove acquisizioni del Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze. Catalogo della mostra (Firenze, 10 marzo 201810 marzo 2019). Pp. 128. Polistampa, Florence 2018. €24. ISBN 978-8859618508 (paper).

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Le lieu céleste: Les Étrusques et leurs dieux. Le sanctuaire fédéral d’Orvieto.
(The Celestial Place:  Etruscans and Their Gods.  The Federal Sanctuary of Orvieto.)

16 March 2018– 2 September 2018
Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art

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Fascinatie voor Persepolis
(Fascination with Persepolis)

20 October 2017–6 May 2018
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

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28 January 2017–3 June 2018
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Curators: Stijn Heeren and Annemarieke Willemsen

Catalogue: Heeren, Stijn, and Annemarieke Willemsen. Fibulas: Vondsten, vormen & mode. Pp. 70. Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden 2017. €12,50. ISBN 978-90-712013-2-5.

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Lusitânia dos Flávios: A propósito de Estácio e das Silvas
(Flavian Lusitania: About Statius and the Silvae)

17 March 2017–29 April 2018
Museu Nacional de Arqueologia

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Ouro antigo: Do mar negro ao oceano atlântico
(Ancient Gold: From the Black Sea to the Atlantic Ocean)

28 November 2017–29 April 2018
Museu Nacional de Arqueologia

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Loulé: Territórios, memórias, identidades
Territory, Memory, Identity)

21 June 2017–30 December 2018
Museu Nacional de Arqueologia

Curators: Victor S. Gonçalves, Amílcar Guerra, Catarina Viegas, Helena Catarino, and Luís Oliveira

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Religiões da Lusitânia: Loquuntur saxa
(Religions of Lusitania: Loquuntur saxa)

27 June 2002–30 December 2018
Museu Nacional de Arqueologia

Curator: José Cardim Ribeiro

Catalogue: José Cardim Ribeiro. Religiões da Lusitânia: loquuntur saxa/ Religions of Lusitânia. Pp. 578. Museu Nacional de Arqueologia, Lisbon 2002. €100. ISBN 972-776-148-8 (cloth).

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“В стране Дильмун, где восходит солнце. . . ”: Археологические сокровища из Национального музея Бахрейна. 3-е-1-е тысячелетия до н. э.
(“In the Land of Dilmun Where the Sun Rises . . . ”: Archaeological Treasures from the Bahrain National
Museum 3rd1st Millennia BC)

6 December 2017–22 April 2018
The State Hermitage Museum
St. Petersburg

Curator: Natalia Viktorovna Kozlova

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Mulieres: Mujeres en Augusta Emerita
Women in Augusta Emerita)

July 2017–April 2018
Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

Curator: Trinidad Nogales

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Músicas en la antigüedad
(Music in Antiquity)

9 February 2018–6 May 2018
Caixa Forum

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¡Agón! La competición en la antigua Grecia
(Agón! Competition in Ancient Greece)

21 March 2018 –17 June 2018
Caixa Forum

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Scanning Sethos: Die Wiedergeburt eines Pharaonengrabes
(Scanning Seti: The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb)

29 October 2017–6 May 2018
Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

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United Kingdom

An Ancient Landscape: Iron-Age and Roman Finds from the Berkshire Downs

16 January 2018–29 April 2018
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Everyone’s History: 20 Years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Treasure Act

8 November 2017–28 May 2018
Museum of Archaeology

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Writing in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean

16 January 2018–10 June 2018
Fitzwilliam Museum

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Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece

26 April 2018–29 July 2018
The British Museum

Curator: Ian Jenkins

Catalogue: Farge, Celeste, Bénédicte Garnier, and Ian Jenkins. Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece. Pp. 240. Thames & Hudson in collaboration with the British Museum, London 2018. £35. ISBN 978-0500480304 (cloth).

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Lanchester Diploma: Britain’s First Complete Fleet Diploma

16 October 2018–30 September 2018
Museum of Archaeology

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Shattering Perceptions: The Women of Archaeology

14 June 2018 –29 October 2018
Museum of Archaeology

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Nature Through Roman Eyes

6 April 2018–30 October 2018
Manchester Museum

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The Middle East


Faces of Power: Roman Gold Coins from the Victor Adda Collection

22 June 2017–9 June 2018
The Israel Museum

Curators: Haim Gitler and Yaniv Schauer

Catalogue: Gitler, Haim, and Yaniv Schauer, eds. Faces of Power: Roman Gold Coins from the Victor A. Adda Collection. Pp. 312. Numismatica Ars Classica, London. 2017. $70. ISBN 9788894220018 (cloth).

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Ashkelon: A Retrospective

11 July 2016–9 June 2018
Rockefeller Archeological Museum

Curators: Fawzi Ibrahim, Nurith Goshen, and Daniel M. Master

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Genesis Retold: An Exceptional Dead Sea Scroll

15 March 2018–16 June 2018
The Israel Museum

Curators: Adolfo Roitman and Hagit Maoz

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Mask-Production: Mold for Making Masks

27 February 2018–27 October 2018
The Israel Museum

Curator: Eran Arie

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Jerusalem in Babylon: New Light on the Judean Exiles

Until January 2019
Bible Lands Museum

Curators: Filip Vukosavovic, Yehuda Kaplan, and Oree Meiri.

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Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

Until January 2020
Bible Lands Museum

Curator: Silvia Rozenberg

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East Asia and Oceania


Haute Couture in Ancient Greece: The Spectacular Costumes of Ariadne and Helen of Troy

3 March 2018–15 April 2018
The Hellenic Museum
Melbourne, Victoria

Curator: Bernice Jones

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Why Citizenship? Stories from Athens and Rome

9 June 2017–30 May 2018
RD Milns Antiquities Museum
St Lucia, Queensland

Curators: Janette McWilliam and James Donaldson

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Patronage: Emperor and Empire

October 2017–October 2018
RD Milns Antiquities Museum
St. Lucia, Queensland

Curators: Janette McWilliam and James Donaldson

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Liquid Form: Ancient and Contemporary glass

13 March 2018 –28 October 2018
Ian Potter Museum of Art
Melbourne, Victoria

Curator: Christine Elias

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Rome: City and Empire

21 September 2018–3 February 2019
National Museum Australia
Acton Peninsula, Canberra

Curator: Sam Moorehead

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Gods, Myths and Mortals: Greek Treasures Across the Millennia

9 October 2014–10 October 2019
The Hellenic Museum
Melbourne, Victoria

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(Treasures from the Acropolis Museum)

11 January 2018– 8 April 2018
Shanghai Museum

Curator: Yang Zhigang

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(Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia)

23 January 2018–18 March 2018
Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo, Japan

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