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Museum Exhibitions - August 2019

Updated 5 August

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 available. 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.

The Americas


Fayum Mummy Portraits

18 May 2019–24 November 2019
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Ontario

Curator: Paul Denis

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Momies Égyptiennes, passé retrouvé, mystères dévoilés
(Egyptian Mummies. Exploring Ancient Lives)

14 September 2019–2 February 2020
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Montreal, Quebec

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7 March 2020–7 September 2020
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Ontario

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United States

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

22 March 2019–11 August 2019
Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Saint Louis, Missouri

Curators: Edward Bleiberg and Stephanie Weissberg

Catalogue: Bleiberg, Edward, ed. Striking Power. Pp. 80. Pulitzer Arts Foundation/Brooklyn Museum, New York 2019. $19.95. ISBN 978-0997690194 (paper).

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Egypt. The Time of Pharaohs

15 February 2019–18 August 2019
Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Ancient and Modern Glass from the Permanent Collection

23 March 2019–18 August 2019
Tampa Museum of Art
Tampa, Florida

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Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display

Opened 23 February 2019
Penn Museum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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Pompeii: The Immortal City

8 June 2019–3 September 2019
Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia

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Queens of Egypt

1 March 2019–15 September 2019
National Geographic Museum
Washington, D.C.

Curator: Fred Hiebert

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A Wonder to Behold: The Power of Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate

Opens fall 2019
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
New York, New York

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Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries

22 July 2019–29 September 2019
Union Station
Kansas City, Missouri

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Legacy: Selections from the Gillett G. Griffin Collection

20 July 2019–6 October 2019
Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton, New Jersey

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In the Round: Ancient Art from All Sides

23 August 2018–13 October 2019
Bowdoin Art Museum
Brunswick, Maine

Curator: James Higginbotham

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Written in Stone: The Rosetta Stone Exhibit

13 April 2019–27 October 2019
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
West Branch, Iowa

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Buried by Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri

26 June 2019–28 October 2019
J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa
Pacific Palisades, California

Curator: Kenneth Lapatin

Catalogue: Lapatin, Kenneth, ed. Buried by Vesuvius: The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum. Pp. 276. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 2019. $65. ISBN 978-1606065921 (cloth).

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Who Am I? Remembering the Dead through Facial Reconstruction

26 April 2018–31 December 2019
John Hopkins Archaeological Museum
Baltimore, Maryland

Curators: Margaret Swaney and Sanchita Balachandran

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Watercolors of the Acropolis: Émile Gilliéron in Athens

13 May 2019–3 January 2020
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York

Curator: Joan R. Mertens

Catalogue: Mertens, Joan, and Lisa Conte. Watercolors of the Acropolis: Emile Gilliéron in Athens. Pp. 48. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2019. $14.95. ISBN 978-1588396709 (paper).

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Treasures of Ancient Greece

15 June 2019–5 January 2020
Children’s Museum
Indianapolis, Indiana

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What in the World Is a Grain Mummy?

20 July 2019–8 January 2020
North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh, North Carolina

Curator: Caroline Rocheleau

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Ancient Nubia Now

13 October 2019–20 January 2020
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, Massachusetts

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Making of a Museum: 100 Years / 100 Works

14 November 2019–15 March 2020
Tampa Museum of Art
Tampa, Florida

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Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile

23 August 2019–29 March 2020
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curators: Geoff Emberling and Suzanne Davis

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Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt

15 November 2019–29 March 2020
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, Missouri

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Art and Peoples of the Kharga Oasis

11 October 2017–7 June 2020
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York

Curators: Helen Evans and Andrea Myers Achi

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Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks.  Highlights from the Yale Babylonian Collection

6 April 2019–30 June 2020
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
New Haven, Connecticut

Curators: Agnete Lassen, Eckart Frahm, and Klaus Wagensonner

Catalogue: Lassen, Agnete, Eckart Frahm, and Klaus Wagensonner, eds. Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights of the Yale Babylonian Collection. Pp. 296. The Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven 2019. $31.73. ISBN 978-1933789378 (paper).

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Kelsey Contemporaries: Randal Stegmeyer

7 February 2020–26 July 2020
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curators: Terry Wilfong and Randal Stegmeyer

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18 March 2020–27 July 2020
J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa
Pacific Palisades, California

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Assyria to America

24 October 2019–13 December 2020
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Brunswick, Maine

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Rayyane Tabet Alien Property
(Rayyane Tabet and the story of the ninth-century B.C.E. stone reliefs excavated at Tell Halaf, Syria)

30 October 2019–18 January 2021
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York

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Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq

2 October 2019–5 September 2022
J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa
Pacific Palisades, California

Curators: Tim Potts and Sara E. Cole

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Europe, The United Kingdom, and Russia


In vino veritas: Wein im alten Ägypten
(In vino veritas: Wine in ancient Egypt)

14 June 2019–12 January 2020
Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek Papyrusmuseum

Curators: Bernhard Palme and Angelika Zdiarsky

Catalogue: Palme, Bernhard, and Angelika Zdiarsky. In vino veritas: Wein im alten Ägypten (Nilus. Studien zur Kultur Ägyptens und des Vorderen Orients). Pp. 174. Phoibos Verlag, Vienna 2019. €29. ISBN 978-3851612110 (paper).

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Heliopolis: De zonnestad
(Heliopolis: The City of the Sun)

28 March 2019–18 August 2019
Fondation Boghossian / Boghossianstichting

Curators: Marie-Cécile Bruwier and Florence Doyen

Catalogue: Bruwier, Marie-Cécile, and Anne Van Loo, eds. Heliopolis — La ville du soleil. Pp. 229. Fonds Mercator, Brussels 2010. €60,90. ISBN 978-9061539308 (paper).

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Mummies: Secrets of Ancient Egypt

31 March 2018–3 November 2019
Xpo Center

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Toutankhamon. À la découverte du pharaon oublié
(Tutankhamen. Discovering the Forgotten Pharaoh)

14 December 2019–31 May 2020
Europa Expo

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Czech Republic

Výstava Mezi Prahou a Káhirou. 100 let české egyptologie
(Between Prague and Cairo: 100 years of Czech Egyptology)

2 August 2019–8 September 2019

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Antigone af Tacita Dean
(Antigone by Tacita Dean)

22 November 2019–23 February 2020
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

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Vejen til Palmyra
(The Road to Palmyra)

20 September 2019–1 March 2020
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

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Egiptuse hiilgus
(Egypt of Glory)

9 October 2020–14 February 2021
Kumu Art Museum

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Egyptin loisto
(Egypt of Glory)

8 October 2020–17 January 2021
Amos Rex

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Royaumes oubliés. De l’empire hittite aux Araméens
(Forgotten Kingdoms. From the Hittite Empire to the Arameans)

2 May 2019–12 August 2019
Musée du Louvre

Curator: Vincent Blanchard

Catalogue: Blanchard, Vincent, ed. Royaumes oubliés: De l'Empire hittite aux Araméens. Pp. 56. Leinart, Paris 2019. €8. ISBN 978-2359062908 (paper).

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Pompéi, un récit oublié
(Pompeii, a forgotten story)

6 July 2019–31 August 2019
Musée de la Romanité

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Préhistoire. Une énigme moderne
(Prehistory. A modern enigma)

8 May 2019–16 September 2019
Centre Pompidou

Curators: Cécile Debray, Rémi Labrusse, and Maria Stavrinaki

Catalogue: Debray, Cécile, Rémi Labrusse, and Maria Stavrinaki. Préhistoire. Une énigme moderne. Pp. 304. Editions du Centre Pompidou, Paris 2018. €39,90. ISBN 978-2844268488 (paper).

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Toutânkhamon. Le Trésor du Pharaon
(Tutankhamun. Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh)

23 March 2019–22 September 2019
Grande Halle de La Villette

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Bling-Bling! Le verre gaulois s’affiche!
(Bling-Bling! Gaulish glass on display!)

6 April 2019–22 September 2019
MuséoParc Alésia

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L'art et la matière. Prière de toucher
(Art and Matter. Prayer through touch)

13 April 2019–22 September 2019
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

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Égypte, premières impressions
(Egypt, first impressions: photographs and objects from 1850-1880)

21 June 2019–29 September 2019
Le Musée Champollion

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La Description de l'Egypte' à Mâcon, de l'aventure éditoriale à l'écrin du savoir
(The Description of Egypt at Mâcon, from an editorial adventure to a chest of knowledge)

23 July 2019–6 October 2019
Le Musée des Ursulines

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On n’a rien inventé! Produits, commerce et gastronomie dans l’Antiquité romaine
(We did not invent anything! Products, commerce and gastronomy in Roman antiquity)

15 June 2019–24 November 2019
Musée d’Histoire de Marseille

Curators: Manuel Moliner and Ingrid Sénépart

Catalogue: Musée d’Histoire de Marseille. On n'a Rien invente! Produits, commerce et gastronomie dans l’Antiquite romaine. Illustria – Libraire des musées 2019. €30. ISBN 978-2354040833 (paper).

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Khéops: La grande pyramide
(Cheops: The Great Pyramid)

12 April 2019–5 January 2020
Espace Mendès France

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Musée Archéologique mode d'emploi: la vie mouvementée des collections
(Archaeological Museum, a user’s guide: the eventful life of the collections)

20 May 2019–31 December 2020
Musée Archéologique

Curators: Bernadette Schnitzler and Sylvie Bucher

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Valentinian I. und die Pfalz in der Spätantike
(Valentinian I and the Palatinate in Late Antiquity)

16 September 2018–11 August 2019
Historisches Museum der Pfalz Speyer

Curators: Alexander Schubert, Wolfgang Leitmeyer, and Melanie Herget

Catalogue: Schubert, Alexander, Axel von Berg, and Ulrich Himmelmann, eds. Valentinian I. und die Pfalz in der Spätantike. Pp. 136. Verlag Regionalkultur, Ubstadt Weiher 2018. €19,95. ISBN 978-3955051167 (cloth).

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Saxones: eine neue geschichte der alten Sachsen
(Saxones: a new story of the old saxony) 

5 April 2019–18 August 2019
Landesmuseum Hannover - Das WeltenMuseum

Curator: Babette Ludowici

Catalogue: Ludowici, Babette, and Vera Brieske. Saxones: Eine neue Geschichte der alten Sachsen. Eine neue Geschichte für Niedersachsen. Pp. 400. wbg Theiss in Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt. €35. ISBN 978-3806240054 (cloth).

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Patara. Lykiens Tor zur römischen Welt
(Patara. Lycia’s gate to the Roman world)

11 May 2019–18 August 2019

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Cinderella, Sindbad & Sinuhe: Arabisch-deutsche Erzähltraditionen
(Cinderella, Sindbad & Sinuhe: Arab-German Storytelling Traditions)

18 April 2019–18 August 2019
Neues Museum

Curator: Verena Lepper

Catalogue: Lepper, Verena. Cinderella, Sindbad & Sinuhe: Arabisch-deutsche Erzähltraditionen Arab-German Storytelling Traditions. Pp. 360. Kulturverlag Kadmos, Berlin 2019. €28.90. ISBN 978-3865994264 (paper).

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Göttliche Pflanzen: Antike Mythologie. Christentum. Islam. 
(Divine Plants: Antique Mythology, Christianity, Islam)

2 December 2018–25 August 2019

Catalogue: De Gennaro, Enrico. Göttliche Pflanzen: Antike Mythologie. Christentum. Islam.: Begleitband zur Sonderausstellung vom 2.12.2018 - 25.8.2019 im Römermuseum Güglingen. (Schriftenreihe des Römermuseums Güglingen, Band 8). Pp. 200. De Gennaro, Schlossberg 2019. €28.90. ISBN 978-3981280388 (paper).

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Von Krösus bis Karl – Weltgeschichte in Münzen
(From Croesus to Karl  – World History in Coins)

18 July 2018 –29 September 2019
Museum August Kestner

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Spuren der NS-Verfolgung. Provenienzforschung in den kulturhistorischen Sammlungen der Landeshauptstadt Hannover 
(Traces of Nazi Persecution. Provenance research in the cultural and historical collections of the state capital Hannover)

6 December 2018–29 September 2019
Museum August Kestner

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Mumien: Archive des Lebens
(Mummies, Archives of Life) 

13 April 2019–3 October 2019
Naturkunde- und Mammut-Museum

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150 Jahre Münzkabinett. Münzen, Medaillen, Menschen
(The Münzkabinett Turns 150. Coins, Medals, and People)

23 November 2018–27 October 2019

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Hund, Katze, Maus – Tiere in Alltag und Mythos
(Dog, Cat, Mouse – Animals in Everyday Life and Myth) 

23 March 2019–27 October 2019
Pompejanum Aschaffenburg

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(Landscape: Photographs by Marion Wenzel) 

17 May 2019–17 November 2019
Ägyptisches Museum

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PharaonenGold: 3,000 Jahre altägyptische Hochkultur
(Pharaohs’ Gold: 3,000 Years of Ancient Egypt)

18 May 2019–24 November 2019
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte

Catalogue: Grewenig, Meinrad Maria. PharaonenGold: 3.000 Jahre altägyptische Hochkultur. Pp. 256. Edition Cantz, Berlin 2019. €27.50. ISBN 978-3947563401 (paper).

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Kaiserliche Pharaonen – Pharaonische Kaiser. Die Herrschaft der römischen Principes zwischen Republik und ägyptischem Königtum
(Imperial Pharaohs - Pharaonic Emperors. The rule of the Roman Principes between Republic and Egyptian kingship)

18 June 2019–30 November 2019
Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn

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Rainer Honor Antique.  Malerei – Grafik – Skulptur
(Rainer Honor Antique.  Painting – Drawing – Sculpture)

1 September 2019–30 November 2019

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Archäologische Neuentdeckungen in der slowakischen Hauptstadt Bratislava
(Archaeological discoveries in the Slovak capital Bratislava)

9 May 2019–1 December 2019
Archäologisches Museum Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main

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Black is Beautiful – Griechische Glanztonkeramik
(Black is Beautiful – Greek black gloss pottery)

24 July 2019–6 January 2020
Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek

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Archäologie in Baden – Expothek
(Archaeology in Baden – Expothek)

Opened 13 July 2019
Badisches Landesmuseum

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Spot an! Szenen einer römischen Stadt
(Spot on! Spotlight on a Roman City)

31 August 2019–26 January 2020
Rheinisches Landesmuseum

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Starke Typen. Griechische Porträts der Antike
(Tough Types. Portraits of Ancient Greeks)

19 June 2019–2 February 2020
Altes Museum

Catalogue: Schwarzmaier, Agnes, Nina Zimmermann-Elseify, and Frederik Grosser. Starke Typen. Griechische Porträts der Antike. Pp. 144. Michael Imhof Verlag, Petersberg 2019. €22.95. ISBN 978-3731908456 (cloth).

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Nah am Leben. 200 Jahre Gipsformerei
(Near Life. The Gipsformerei - 200 Years of Casting Plaster)

30 August 2019–1 March 2020
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Catalogue: Haak, Christina, Miguel Helfrich, and Veronika Tocha. Nah am Leben: 200 Jahre Gipsformerei der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin. Pp. 264. Prestel Verlag, Munich 2019. €42. ISBN 978-3791359397 (cloth).

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Der Babel-Bibel-Streit
(The Babel Bible Dispute)

5 November 2019–28 March 2020

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Berlins größte Grabung
(Berlin’s Largest Excavation)

2 October 2019–19 April 2020
Research Area Biesdorf

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Medicus: Die Macht des Wissens
(The Physician: A Cultural History Exhibition)

8 December 2019–21 June 2020
Historisches Museum der Pfalz Speyer

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Marc-Erwin Babej: Yesterday – Tomorrow
(The Rebirth of Egyptian Art after 2,000 Years of Dormancy and Its Evolution in Photorealistic Media)

15 March 2020–28 June 2020

Catalogue: Babej, Mar Erwin, ed. Marc Erwin Babej. Yesterday – Tomorrow. A Work in Aspective Realism. Pp. 220. Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg 2017. €38. ISBN 978-3868287936 (cloth).

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Tutanchamun: Sein Grab und die Schätze
(Tutankhamun - His Tomb and Treasures)

30 May 2020–31 January 2021

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ECHO. Die Aura der Antike: Werner Kroener
(ECHO. The Aura of Antiquity: Werner Kroener)

20 June 2020–14 March 2021
Rheinisches Landesmuseum

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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 2022
Neues Museum

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Der Untergang des römischen Reiches
(The Fall of the Roman Empire)

25 June 2019–27 November 2022
Rheinisches Landesmuseum

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Πικάσο και Αρχαιότητα. Γραμμή και πηλός
(Picasso and Antiquity. Line and clay)

20 June 2019–20 October 2019
Museum of Cycladic Art

Curators: N. C. Stampolidis and Olivier Berggruen

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(Sight | Antony Gormley on the Island of Delos)

2 May 2019–31 October 2019
Archaeological site & museum of Delos island

Curators: Iwona Blazwick and Elina Kountouri

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ΣΜΙΛΗ ΚΑΙ ΜΝΗΜΗ. Η συμβολή της μαρμαροτεχνίας στην αναστήλωση των μνημείων της Ακρόπολης
(CHISEL AND MEMORY.  The contribution of marble craftsmanship to the restoration of the Acropolis monuments)

11 June 2019–31 October 2019
Acropolis Museum

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Αντιγράφοντας (σ)το παρελθόν: Ιστορίες Αντιγραφής και Έμπνευσης
(Copying (in) the Past: Imitation & Inspiration Stories)

25 November 2018–30 November 2019
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

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Κρητών Πόλεις. Η μαρτυρία των νομισμάτων
(Cretan Cities. The testimony of coins)

30 June 2019–15 December 2019
Museum of Ancient Eleutherna

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Aρχαϊκά Χρώματα
(Archaic Colors)

31 July 2012–31 December 2019
Acropolis Museum

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Οι αμέτρητες όψεις του Ωραίου
(The Countless Aspects of Beauty)

26 May 2018–31 December 2019
National Archaeological Museum

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Δαίδαλος. Στα ίχνη του μυθικού τεχνίτη
(Daedalus. On the trail of the mythical craftsman)

10 May 2019–1 March 2020
Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

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Vanity: storie di gioielli dalle Cicladi a Pompei
(Vanity: stories of jewels from the Cyclades to Pompeii)

10 May 2019–5 August 2019
Parco Archeologico di Pompei

Curators: Massimo Osanna, Dimitrios Athanasoulis, and Annamaria Mauro

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Roma Universalis. L'impero e la dinastia venuta dall'Africa
(Roma Universalis. The empire and the dynasty from Africa)

15 November 2018–25 August 2019
Parco archeologico del Colosseo

Curators: Alessandro d’Alessio, Clementina Panella, and Rossella Rea

Catalogue: D’Alessio, Alessandro, Clementina Panella, and Rossella Rea. Roma Universalis. L'impero e la dinastia venuta dall'Africa. Catalogo della mostra (Roma, 15 novembre 2018-25 agosto 2019). Pp. 327. Mondadori Electa, Rome 2018. €37,50. ISBN 978-8891820723 (paper).

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“L’arte sa nuotare” BLUB approda al MANN
("Art can swim": BLUB arrives at MANN)

30 May 2019–31 August 2019
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli 

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EMPIRE Elisabetta Benassi

21 June 2019–1 September 2019
Museo Nazionale Romano – Palazzo Altemps

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Napoli - storia, arte, vulcani
(Naples - history, art, volcanoes)

22 December 2018–15 September 2019
Lapis Museum

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Sacra Neapolis. Culti, miti, leggende
(Sacra Neapolis. Cults, myths, legends)

22 December 2018–15 September 2019
Lapis Museum

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Gli Assiri all’ombra del Vesuvio
(The Assyrians in the Shadow of Vesuvius)

3 July 2019–16 September 2019
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli 

Curator: Simonetta Graziani

Catalogue: Graziani, Simonetta, edGli Assiri all'ombra del Vesuvio. Catalogo della mostra (Napoli, 3 luglio-16 settembre 2019). Pp. 327. Mondadori Electa, Rome 2019. €40. ISBN 978-8891825728 (paper).

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Volti di Roma alla Centrale Montemartini. Fotografie di Luigi Spina
(Faces of Rome at the Centrale Montemartini. Photographs by Luigi Spina)

18 April 2019–22 September 2019
Centrale Montemartini

Curators: Claudio Parisi Presicce and Luigi Spina

Catalogue: Presicce, Claudio Parisi, and Luigi Spina. Volti di Roma alla Centrale Montemartini. Fotografie di Luigi Spina. Pp. 119. Silvana Editoriale, Rome 2019. €28. ISBN 978-8836642724 (cloth).

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The Orogenesis
(The Orogenesis: From the casts of Pompei to the studies of NASA: the movement of the body in the personal exhibition of Juliana Cerqueira Leite)

17 July 2019–23 September 2019
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli 

Curators: Nadim Samman and Michele Iodice

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Plessi a Caracalla. Il segreto del tempo
(Plessi at the Baths of Caracalla.  The secret of time)

18 June 2019–29 September 2019
Terme di Caracalla

Curator: Alberto Fiz

Catalogue: Fiz, Alberto, ed. Plessi a Caracalla. Il segreto del tempo. Pp. 224. Mondadori Electa, Rome 2019. €35. ISBN 978-8891826039 (paper).

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SplendOri. Il lusso negli ornamenti ad Ercolano
(SplendOri: Luxury in the ornaments of Herculaneum)

20 December 2018–30 September 2019
Antiquarium del Parco Archeologico di Ercolano

Curator: Francesco Sirano

Catalogue: Sirano, Francesco, ed. Splendori. Il lusso negli ornamenti a Ercolano. Pp. 32. Arte'm, Naples 2019. €4,25. ISBN 978-8856906684 (paper).

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MANN on the moon
(MANN on the moon: A timeless myth between archeology and science)

18 July 2019–30 September 2019
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli 

Curators: Laura Forte, Maria Lucia Giacco, and Alessandra Pagliano

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Il Ciclo della vita. Nascere e rinascere in Etruria
(The Cycle of Life.  From birth to death in Etruria)

13 June 2019–6 October 2019
Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia

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L’arte di costruire un capolavoro: la Colonna Traiana
(The art of building a masterpiece: Trajan's Column)

21 June 2019–6 October 2019
Giardino di Boboli

Curators: Giovanni Di Pasquale, with the collaboration of Fabrizio Paolucci

Catalogue: Le Gallerie degli Uffizi. L'arte di costruire un capolavoro: la colonna Traiana. Pp. 224. Giunti Editore, Florence 2019. €30,60. ISBN 978-8809883505 (cloth).

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Claudio Imperatore. Messalina, Agrippina e le ombre di una dinastia
(Emperor Claudius. Messalina, Agrippina and the shadows of a dynasty)

6 April 2019–27 October 2019
Museo dell'Ara Pacis

Curators: Claudio Parisi Presicce, Orietta Rossini, and Lucia Spagnuolo

Catalogue: Presicce, Claudio Parisi, and Lucia Spagnuolo, eds. Claudio Imperatore: Messalina, Agrippina e le ombre di una dinastia. Pp. 320. L'Erma di Bretschneider, Rome 2019. €38. ISBN 978-8891318169 (paper).

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Eva vs Eva. La duplice valenza del femminile nell’immaginario occidentale
(Eve vs Eve. The dual value of the feminine in the Western imagination)

10 May 2019–1 November 2019
Villa d'Este / Sanctuary of Ercole Vincitore

Curators: Andrea Bruciati, Massimo Osanna, and Daniela Porro

Catalogue: Bruciati, Andrea, Massimo Osanna, and Daniela Porro, eds. Eva vs Eva. La duplice valenza del femminile nell'immaginario occidentale. Catalogo della mostra (Tivoli, 10 maggio-1 novembre 2019). Pp. 64. Gangemi, Rome 2019. €10. ISBN 978-8849237429 (paper).

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Alalia, la battaglia che ha cambiato la storia: Etruschi, Greci e Cartaginesi nel Mediterraneo del VI secolo a.C.
(Alalia, the battle that changed history: Etruscans, Greeks and Carthaginians in the sixth century B.C. Mediterranean)

9 June 2019–3 November 2019
Museo Civico Archeologico Isidoro Falchi di Vetulonia

Curator: Simona Rafanelli

Catalogue: Rafanelli, Simona, ed. Alalìa. La battaglia che ha cambiato la storia... Greci, etruschi e cartaginesi nel Mediterraneo del VI secolo a.C. Pp. 216. ARA Edizioni, Siena 2019. €19,22. ISBN 978-8898816224 (paper).

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Kronos e Kairos: I tempi dell’arte contemporanea
(Kronos and Kairos: The times of contemporary art in the monumental spaces of the Palatine)

19 July 2019–3 November 2019

Curator: Lorenzo Benedetti

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MitoMania. Storie ritrovate di uomini ed eroi
(Mythomania. Stories of men and heroes recovered)

10 April 2019–10 November 2019
Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Taranto

Curators: Eva Degl’Innocenti, Anna Consonni, Luca Di Franco, and Lorenzo Mancini

Catalogue: Degl’Innocenti, Eva, Anna Consonni, and Luca Di Franco. Mitomania. Storie ritrovate di uomini ed eroi. Pp. 112. Gangemi, Rome 2019. €17. ISBN 978-8849237030 (paper).

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Lost & Found. Archeologia in Alto Adige prima del 1919
(Lost & Found. Archaeology in South Tyrol before 1919)

2 April 2019–17 November 2019
Museo Archeologico dell’Alto Adige

Curators: Günther Kaufmann and Andreas Putzer

Catalogue: Kaufmann, Günther, and Andreas Putzer, eds. Lost & Found: Archäologie in Südtirol vor 1919 - Archeologia in Alto Adige prima del 1919. Pp. 648. Athesia, Bolzano 2019. €29,75. ISBN 978-8868394240 (paper).

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DOMUS GRIMANI 1594 – 2019: la collezione di Sculture classiche a Palazzo dopo quattro secoli
(DOMUS GRIMANI 1594 – 2019: The collection of classical sculptures reassembled in its original setting after four centuries)

Opened May 2019
Museo di Palazzo Grimani

Curators: Toto Bergamo Rossi and Daniele Ferrara

Catalogue: Rossi, Toto Bergamo, and Daniele Ferrara. Domus Grimani 1593-2019. La collezione di sculture classiche a palazzo dopo 400 anni. (Venezia, 7 maggio 2019-2 maggio 2021). Pp. 180. Marsilio, Venice 2019. €30. ISBN 978-8829701247 (paper).

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Il Colosseo si racconta: la storia infinita di una icona tra archeologia, filmati e lingue orientali
(The Colosseum tells its story: the never-ending story of an icon between archeology, videos, and Oriental languages) 

21 December 2018–21 December 2019
Parco archeologico del Colosseo

Curator: Rossella Rea

Catalogue: Rea, Rossella. Il Colosseo si racconta. Mondadori Electa, Milan 2019. €8,50. ISBN 978-8891824066 (paper).

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Archimede a Siracusa
(Archimedes in Syracuse)

26 May 2018–31 December 2019
Galleria Civica Montevergini

Curator: Giovanni Di Pasquale

Catalogue: Di Pasquale, Giovanni. Archimede a Siracusa. Catalogo della mostra (Siracusa, 26 maggio 2018-31 dicembre 2019). Pp. 64. Giunti Editore, Florence 2018. €8,50. ISBN 978-8809871762 (paper).

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Archeologia Invisible
(Invisible Archaeology)

13 March 2019–6 January 2020
Museo Egizio

Curators: Christain Greco and Enrico Ferraris

Catalogue: Museo Egizio. Archeologia invisibile. Catalogo della mostra (Torino, 13 marzo 2019-6 gennaio 2020). Pp. 88. Franco Cosimo Panini, Modena 2019. €16,72. ISBN 978-8857015118 (paper).

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I Pionieri dell’archeologia subacquea nell’area Flegrea e in Sicilia. Mostra fotografica in omaggio a Sebastiano Tusa
(Pioneers of underwater archeology in the Flegrea area and Sicily. A photographic exhibition in homage to Sebastiano Tusa)

24 May 2019–6 January 2020
Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei di Baia

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Wes Anderson i Juman Malouf: Il Sarcofago di Spitzmaus e altri tesori
(Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf: The Spitzmaus Sarcophagus and Other Treasures)

20 September 2019–13 January 2020
Fondazione Prada

Curators: Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf

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L’Arte Ritrovata. L’impegno dell’Arma dei Carabinieri per il recupero e la salvaguardia del nostro Patrimonio Culturale
(Retrieved Art. The commitment of the Carabinieri to the recovery and preservation of our cultural patrimony)

7 June 2019–26 January 2020
Musei Capitolini, Palazzo dei Conservatori

Curators: Daniela Porro and Alessandro Mandolesi

Catalogue: Mandolesi, Alessandro, and Daniela Porro. L'arte ritrovata. L'impegno dell'Arma dei Carabinieri per il recupero e la salvaguardia del nostro patrimonio culturale. Catalogo della mostra (Roma, 7 giugno 2019-26 gennaio 2020). Pp. 144. Gangemi, Rome 2019. €21,25. ISBN 978-8849237559 (paper).

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Colori degli Etruschi. Tesori di terracotta alla Centrale Montemartini
(Colors of the Etruscans. Terracotta treasures at the Centrale Montemartini recently returned to Italy by the Carabinieri and the cultural diplomacy of the Mibac)

11 July 2019–2 February 2020
Centrale Montemartini

Curators: Alfonsina Russo, Claudio Parisi Presicce, Leonardo Bochicchio, Daniele Federico Maras, and Rossella Zaccagnini

Catalogue: Agnoli, Nadia, Leonardo Bochicchio, Daniele Federico Maras, and Rossella Zaccagnini, eds. Colori degli Etruschi – Colors of the Etruscans. Tesori di terracotta alla Centrale Montemartini – Terracotta treasures at the Centrale Montemartini. Pp. 256. Gangemi, Rome 2019. €34. ISBN 978-8849237672 (paper).

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Mummie. Viaggio verso l’immortalità
(Mummies. Journey toward Immortality)

16 July 2019–2 February 2020
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze

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Costruire per gli dei. Il cantiere nel mondo classico
(Building for the gods. The construction site in the classical world)

12 June 2019–17 May 2020
Il Parco Archeologico e Paesaggistico della Valle dei Templi di Agrigento

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Storie d’Egitto: La riscoperta della raccolta egizia del Museo Civico di Modena
(Stories from Egypt. The rediscovery of the Egyptian collection of the Civic Museum of Modena)

16 February 2019–7 June 2020
Musei Civici

Curator: Cristiana Zanasi

Catalogue: Zanasi, Cristiana. Storie d’Egitto: La riscoperta della raccolta egizia del Museo Civico. Pp. 128. All'Insegna del Giglio, Florence 2019. €28. ISBN 978-8878149137 (paper).

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L’Egitto di Belzoni: Un gigante nella terra delle piramidi
(Belzoni's Egypt: A giant in the land of the pyramids)

25 October 2019–20 June 2020
Centro culturale Altinate/San Gaetano

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Tebe nel Nuovo Regno
(Thebes in the New Kingdom)

11 December 2021–18 April 2022
Basilica Palladiana

Curator: Christian Greco

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Treasury! Masterpieces from the Hermitage

2 February 2019–25 August 2019
Hermitage Amsterdam

Catalogue: Hermitage Amsterdam. Treasury! Masterpieces from the Hermitage. Pp. 224. Nieuwe Kerk/Hermitage Amsterdam, Amsterdam 2019. €29.95. ISBN 978-9078653783 (paper).

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2 May 2019–1 September 2019
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

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Paestum ervaren
(Experiencing Paestum)

2 May 2019–1 September 2019
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

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Sieraden uit de bodem
(Jewelry from the soil)

Closes 31 December 2019
Museum Het Valkhof

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Oud-Europa - nieuw onderzoek naar een belangrijke collectie
(Ancient Europe: New research into an important [archaeological] collection)

15 June 2018–Spring 2020
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Curator: Luc Amkreutz

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Tell el-Farcha. 20 lat polskich wykopalisk
(Tell el-Farkha. 20 years of Polish excavations)

11 May 2019–16 September 2019
Muzeum Archeologiczne w Poznaniu

Curators: Marek Chłodnicki and Agnieszka Mączyńska

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Мечты об Италии. Коллекция маркиза Кампаны
(A Dream of Italy. The Marquis Campana Collection)

17 July 2019–20 October 2019
The State Hermitage Museum
St. Petersburg

Curators: Françoise Gaultier, Laurent Haumesser, and Anna Trofimova

Catalogue: Haumesser, Laurent, and Anna Trofimova. Un rêve d’Italie: la collection du marquis Campana. Pp. 76. Coédition musée du Louvre éditions / Liénart, Paris 2018. €49. ISBN 978-2359062502 (cloth).

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Глиптика: прошлое и настоящее
(Glyptics: Past and Present)

17 May 2019–27 November 2019
The State Hermitage Museum
St. Petersburg

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«Я воздвиг там мой царский дворец…». Памятники ассирийского искусства из коллекции Британского музея
(‘I founded therein my royal palace’. Assyrian Art from the British Museum)

10 December 2019–29 March 2020
The State Hermitage Museum
St. Petersburg

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Lujo. De los asirios a Alejandro Magno
(Luxury. From the Assyrians to Alexander the Great)

5 April 2019–11 August 2019

Curator: Alexandra Fletcher

Catalogue: Fletcher, Alexandra, and Thomas Kiely. Lujo: De los asirios a Alejandro Magno. Pp. 208. Ediciones Invisibles, Barcelona 2019. €25,65. ISBN 978-8494898716 (paper).

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Faraón: Rey de Egipto
(Pharaoh: King of Egypt)

20 February 2019–25 August 2019

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Passió per l’Egipte faraònic: 200 anys de colleccionisme al Museu Egipci de Barcelona
(Passion for Pharaonic Egypt: 200 Years of Collecting in the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona)

12 July 2018–31 August 2019
Museu Egipci

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Irán. Cuna de civilizaciones
(Iran. Cradle of Civilizations)

14 March 2019–1 September 2019
Museo Arqueológico de Alicante

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Cabezas cortadas. Símbolos de poder
(Cut Heads. Symbols of Power)

2 April 2019–1 September 2019
Museo Arqueológico Nacional

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La medicina en l'època romana
(Medicine in Roman Times)

12 April 2019–8 September 2019
Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya Olèrdola

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"De villa perfecta". Viure i treballar al Pla de l'Horta en època romana.
("Perfect villa". Living and working in the Pla de l'Horta in Roman times.)

31 May 2019–15 September 2019
Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya-Girona

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Bacus, les màscares del déu
(Bacchus, the god masks)

15 June 2019–15 September 2019
Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya-Empúries

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Arqueología en el exilio: El museo de Arqueología de Cataluña y la guerra civil española (1936-1939)
(Archeology in Exile: The Archaeology Museum of Catalonia and the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939))

Opened April 2019
Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya-Barcelona

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Ultratumba: Luz y sombra en las necrópolis de Baelo
(Afterlife: Light and shadow in the necropolis of Baelo)

14 June 2019–29 December 2019
Conjunto Arqueológico de Baelo Claudia

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Dionysos-Baco. Un dios para los humanos
(Dionysos-Bacchus. A god for humans)

27 June 2019–December 2019
Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

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Reciclando Emerita
(Recycling Emerita)

17 May 2019–15 May 2020
Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

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Traumbild Ägypten: Frühe Fotografien von Pascal Sebah und Émile Béchard
(Egyptian dreamworld: Early photographs by Pascal Sebah and Émile Béchard)

20 June 2019–20 October 2019
Museum Rietberg

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(Ovid’s Metamorphoses: From Ancient to Contemporary Art)

10 May 2019–16 February 2020
Musée d’art et d’histoire

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Gladiator. Die wahre Geschichte
(Gladiator. The true story)

22 September 2019–22 March 2020
Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

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Zeitsprünge – Basler Geschichte in Kürze
(Leaps in Time. A Brief History of Basel)

22 June 2019–29 August 2021
Historisches Museum Basel - Barfüsserkirche

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United Kingdom

Ancient Egypt Rediscovered

Reopened 8 February 2019
National Museum of Scotland

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Discovering Ancient Egypt

8 June 2019–7 September 2019
Montrose Museum

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14 September 2019–14 December 2019
The Baird Institute

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Borderline Funny: Hadrian’s Wall imagined in humorous cartoons

25 May 2019–22 September 2019
Segedunum Roman Fort

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Hoards: the hidden history of ancient Britain

28 June 2019–28 September 2019
Brading Roman Villa, Isle of Wight

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October 2019–December 2019
Peterborough Museum

Lanchester Diploma: Britain’s First Complete Fleet Diploma

16 October 2017–30 September 2019
Museum of Archaeology

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Between Oedipus and the Sphinx: Freud and Egypt

7 August 2019–13 October 2019
Freud Museum

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Before Egypt: Art, Culture & Power

11 May 2019–26 October 2019
Victoria Gallery and Museum

Curator: Gina Criscenzo-Laycock

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From Gurob to the Getty: The Voyages of an Ancient Egyptian Ship-Cart Model

18 June 2019–26 October 2019
The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

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The Celebrated Mr. Belzoni: A Cultural Gift to the Fitzwilliam

23 July 2019–10 November 2019
Fitzwilliam Museum

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Prehistoric Pioneers: a journey through life in Bronze Age Britain

14 June 2019–24 November 2019
Museum of Archaeology

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Last Supper in Pompeii

25 July 2019–12 January 2020
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Curator: Paul Roberts

Catalogue: Roberts, Paul. Last Supper in Pompeii. Pp. 224. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 2019. £26.64. ISBN 978-1910807309 (paper).

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Troy: myth and reality

21 November 2019–8 March 2020
The British Museum

Curators: Lesley Fitton and Alexandra Villing

Catalogue: Fitton, Lesley, Andrew Shapland, Alexandra Villing, and Victoria Donnellan. Troy: myth and reality. Pp. 272. Thames and Hudson, London 2019. £40. ISBN 978-0500480557 (cloth).

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Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

2 November 2019–3 May 2020
Saatchi Gallery

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The Middle East


تل زرعا : صفحة من تاريخ الأردن
(Tall Zira’a: Mirror of Jordan’s History)

1 July 2019–31 December 2019
The Jordan Museum

Curators: Jutta Häser and Katharina Schmidt

Catalogue: Häser, Jutta, and Katharina Schmidt.  Tall Zirā'a : Mirror of Jordan's history. Pp. 280. Wichern, Berlin 2019. ISBN 978-3889814517 (paper).

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נתיבי ישראל בממלכת יהודה
(Highway through History: Finds from rescue excavations at Tel Beit Shemesh)

Opened 20 March 2019
Bible Lands Museum

Curators: Oree Meiri, Yehuda Kaplan, and Yigal Bloch

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חומר ורוח
(Mind and Matter. The World of the First Copper Masters)

Closes November 2019
Musa Eretz Israel Museum
Tel Aviv

Curator: Miki Saban

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פיטר ופאן מיוון הקדומה אל ארץ-לעולם-לא
(Peter and Pan.  From Ancient Greece to Neverland)

12 June 2019–11 December 2019
Israel Museum

Curators: Rachel Caine Kreinin and David Mevorah

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אלים, גיבורים ובני תמותה ביוון העתיקה
(Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece)

Closes January 2020
Bible Lands Museum

Curator: Silvia Rozenberg

Catalogue: Rozenberg, Silvia. Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece. Pp. 198. Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem 2017. $51. ISBN 978-9657027318 (paper).

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עקדת יצחק
(The Binding of Isaac.  A Biblical Story on a Roman Coin)

2 June 2019–29 April 2020
Israel Museum

Curator: Yaniv Schauer

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الرياضة عبر العصور
(Sports through the Ages)

20 June 2019–20 August 2019
Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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تونا الجبل—بين أساطير الخلق وتقديس الحيوان—مائة عام من الإكتشافات للبعثة المصرية-الألمانية
(Exhibition of artifacts discovered in Tuna el-Gebel region in Al-Minya)

Opened 17 April 2019
Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

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South Africa

Kemet: Life in Ancient Egypt

1 December 2019–1 December 2019
Iziko Museums of South Africa: Slave Lodge
Cape Town

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East Asia and Oceania


Gods, Myths and Mortals: Greek Treasures Across the Millennia

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

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(Connections between objects in the Nicholson, Macleay, and University Art collections and objects in museums elsewhere)

14 November 2018–20 December 2019
The Nicholson Museum, Sydney University Museums
Sydney, New South Wales

Curators: James Fraser, in collaboration with curators from the Macleay Museum

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Contested Histories: Photographs from Mandate Palestine in the JH Iliffe Collection

July 2019–June 2020
RD Milns Antiquities Museum
Brisbane, Queensland

Curators: James Donaldson and Janette McWilliam

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(The Splendor of Asia. An Exhibition of Asian Civilizations)

13 May 2019–11 August 2019
National Museum of China

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(The Land of the Pharaohs: An Exhibition of Ancient Egypt)

18 May 2019–18 August 2019
Tianjin Museum

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South Korea

로마 이전, 에트루리아
(The Etruscans: Rising to Rome)

9 July 2019–27 October 2019
National Museum of Korea

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