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Museum Exhibitions - January 2020

Updated 6 January

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


Egito Antigo: Do cotidiano à eternidade
(Ancient Egypt: From Everyday Life to Eternity)

12 October 2019–27 January 2020
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
Rio de Janeiro

Curators: Paolo Marini and Pieter Tjabbes

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Museu Tutankhamon

Opened 9 September 2019

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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

Curators: Daniel Antoine, Marie Vandenbeusch, and Laura Virgo

Catalog: ​Taylor, John H., and Daniel Antoine. ​Ancient Lives, New Discoveries: Eight Mummies, Eight Stories. ​ Pp. 192. British Museum Press, London 2014. $34.77. ISBN ​978-0714119120 ​(paper).

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16 May 2020–7 September 2020
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Ontario

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Tutankamón: La tumba, el oro y la maldición
(Tutankhamen: The Grave, the Gold, and the Curse)

26 September 2019–March 2020
Parque Guanajuato Bicentenario Carretera de Cuota Silao

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United States

Sacred Deities of Ancient Egypt
(Photographs by Jacqueline Thurston)

2 October 2019–8 January 2020
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology University of California
Berkeley, California

Curators: Katie Fleming and Jessica Morena

Catalogue: Thurston, Jacqueline. Sacred Deities of Ancient Egypt. Pp. 224. Fine Arts Press, Antioch 2018. $45. ISBN 978-0988578791 (cloth).

For more information:

Ancient Nubia Now

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

Curators: Lawrence Berman, Denise Doxey, and Rita Freed

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Grand Menagerie: Animals in Art

23 November 2019–26 January 2020
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
New London, Connecticut

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States of Health: Visualizing Illness and Healing

2 November 2019–2 February 2020
Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton, New Jersey

Curators: Veronica White and Laura Giles

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The Classical World

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

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Making of a Museum: 100 Years / 100 Works

8 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

Catalogue: Emberling, Geoff, and Suzanne Davis, eds. Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile and Beyond. Pp. 212. The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor 2019. $39. ISBN 978-0990662396 (paper) and available for free download:

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Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt

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

Curator: Julián Zugazagoitia

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Egypt’s Lost Cities

5 October 2019–12 April 2020
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute
Sima Valley, California

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Mummies of the World: The Exhibition

5 October 2019–19 April 2020
Carnegie Science Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Catalog: Wieczorek, Alfried, and Wilfried Rosendahl, eds. Mummies of the World. Pp. 384. Prestel, Munich 2010. $95. ISBN 978-3791350301 (cloth).

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Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

31 January 2020–26 April 2020
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
Jacksonville, Florida

Curators: Edward Bleiberg and Stephanie Weissberg

Catalog: ​Bleiberg, Edward, and Stephanie Weissberg​. ​Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt​. ​Pp. 80. Pulitzer Arts Foundation/Brooklyn Museum, St. Louis 2019. $18.95. ISBN ​978-0997690194 ​(paper).

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Pompeii: The Exhibition

23 November 2019–3 May 2020
The Leonardo
Salt Lake City, Utah

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Pompeii: The Immortal City

8 February 2020–3 May 2020
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
Spokane, Washington

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The Sphinx Gallery

Opened 16 November 2019
Penn Museum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

6 November 2019–24 May 2020
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
New York, New York

Curators: Clare Fitzgerald, Anastasia Amrhein, and Elizabeth Knott

Catalogue: Amrhein, Anastasia, Clare Fitzgerald, and Elizabeth Knott, eds. A Wonder to Behold. Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate. Pp. 186. Princeton University Press, Princeton 2020. $45. ISBN 978-0691200156 (cloth).

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Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beasley Greene

8 February 2020–25 May 2020
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Curator: Corey Keller

Catalogue: Keller, Corey. Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beasley Greene. Pp. 176. Prestel, New York 2019. $60. ISBN 978-3791358468 (cloth).

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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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Contemporary Art Installations
(Ann Hamilton, Michael Rakowitz, and Mohamad Hafez)

14 September 2019–13 June 2020
Oriental Institute Museum & The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library
Chicago, Illinois

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We Start Here: The OI at 100

14 September 2019–13 June 2020
Oriental Institute Museum
Chicago, Illinois

Curator: Jean M. Evans

Catalogue: van den Hout, Theo, ed. Discovering New Pasts: The OI at 100. Pp. 428. The Oriental Institute, Chicago 2019. $133.95. ISBN 978-1614910497 (cloth). Available for free download at

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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).

For more information:

Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins

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

Catalog: Thomas, Ariane, and Timothy Potts, eds. Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins. Pp. 236. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 2020. $65. ISBN 978-1606066492 (cloth).

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Golden Mummies of Egypt

Opens 8 February 2020
Buffalo Museum of Science
Buffalo, New York

Curator: Campbell Price

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19 September 2020–10 January 2021
North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh, North Carolina

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Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave

18 April 2020–30 August 2020
Legion of Honor Museum
San Francisco, California

Curator: Paul Roberts

Catalog: Roberts, Paul. Last Supper in Pompeii. Pp. 224. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 2019. $35. ISBN 978-1910807309 (paper).

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Excursions through the Collection: Portraiture, Adornment, and the Natural World

17 November 2019–11 October 2020
The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, Maryland

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Age Old Cities: A Virtual Journey from Palmyra to Mosul

25 January 2020–25 October 2020
National Museum of Asian Art
Washington, District of Columbia

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Sacred Adornment: Jewelry as Belief in Ancient Egypt

29 February 2020–1 November 2020
Glencairn Museum
Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania

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Assyria to America

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

Curators: Sean P. Burrus and James Higginbotham

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Kelsey Contemporaries: Randal Stegmeyer

1 May 2020–3 January 2021
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curators: Terry Wilfong and Randal Stegmeyer

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Rubens: Picturing Antiquity

21 October 2020–11 January 2021
J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa
Pacific Palisades, California

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Rayyane Tabet Alien Property
(Rayyane Tabet and the Story of the Ninth-Century BCE Stone Reliefs Excavated at Tell Halaf, Syria)

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

Curators: Kim Benzel and Clare Davies

Catalog: Benzel, Kim, Rayyane Tabet, and Clare Davies. Rayyane Tabet/Alien Property. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 77.2. Pp. 48. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2019. $14.95. ISBN 978-1588397041 (paper).

For more information:

Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities

23 May 2020–18 January 2021
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Richmond, Virginia

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The Gosford Wellhead: An Ancient Roman Masterpiece

1 June 2020–14 February 2021
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York

Curator: Seán Hemingway

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Queen Nefertari’s Egypt

15 November 2020–28 March 2021
Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth, Texas

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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

Catalog: Collins, Paul. Assyrian Palace Sculptures. Pp. 144. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 2020. $40. ISBN 978-1606066485 (cloth).

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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).

For more information:

Böse Kaiser: Eine Ausstellung des Münzkabinetts
(Evil Emperors: An Exhibition in the Coin Collection)

12 November 2019–4 October 2020
Kunsthistorisches Museum

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Dacia Felix - Het roemrijke verleden van Roemenië
(Dacia Felix. Romania’s Glorious Past)

19 October 2019–26 April 2020
Gallo-Romeins Museum

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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

Tutanchamon: RealExperience

21 August 2019–31 January 2020
Historická budova Národního muzea

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Na brezích Nile
(On the Banks of the Nile)

24 July 2019–29 February 2020
Náprstkovo muzeum asijských, afrických a amerických kultur

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Tacita Dean – Antigone

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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Heads Up! Nye opdagelser fra Romerriget
(Heads Up! New Discoveries from the Roman Empire)

10 October 2019–15 March 2020
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

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På vej mod katastrofen - Pompeji og Herkulanum
(Bound for Disaster 
Pompeii and Herculaneum)

6 November 2019 to 10 May 2020
Moesgaard Museum

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BES. Dæmongud – Ægyptens beskytter
(BES. Demon God – Protector of Egypt)

30 April 2020–20 September 2020
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

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Egiptuse hiilgus
(Egypt of Glory)

10 October 2020–14 February 2021
Kumu Art Museum

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Inspiration – nykytaide & klassikot
(Inspiration: Contemporary Art and Classics)

18 June 2020–20 September 2020
Ateneum Finnish National Gallery

Curators: Susanna Pettersson, James Putnam, Marja Sakari, and Sointu Fritze

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Egyptin loisto
(Egypt of Glory)

9 October 2020–17 January 2021
Amos Rex

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AlUla, merveille d’Arabie. L’oasis aux 7000 ans d’histoire
(AlUla, Marvel of Arabia. The Oasis across 7000 Years of History)

9 October 2019–19 January 2020
Institut du monde arabe

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Actéon, le chasseur est la proie
(Actaeon, the Hunter Is the Prey)

Until 26 January 2020
Musée départemental Arles antique

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Boire avec les dieux
(Drinking with the Gods)

10 April 2020–30 August 2020
Cité du Vin

Curator: Jean-Yves Marin

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Pharaon, Osiris et la momie: l’Egypte ancienne à Aix-En-Provence
Osiris, and the Mummy: Ancient Egypt in Aix-En-Provence)

17 April 2020–20 September 2020
Musée Granet

Curators: Christophe Barbotin and Bruno Ely

For more information:

Musée Archéologique mode d'emploi: la vie mouvementée des collections
(Archaeological Museum, a User’s Guide: The Eventful Life of Collections)

20 May 2019–31 December 2020
Musée Archéologique

Curators: Bernadette Schnitzler and Sylvie Bucher

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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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Asyut's Fourteen: 14 Kampagnen in einem ägyptischen Gräberberg
(Asyut's Fourteen: 14 Campaigns in an Egyptian Gravesite)

16 October 2019–30 January 2020
Schule des Sehens

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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 2019–29 February 2020
Ägyptisches Museum der Universität Bonn

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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

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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Mammut, Römer, Kelten & Co.
(Mammoths, Romans, Celts & Co.)

31 March 2019–29 March 2020
Stadtmuseum Schorndorf

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Berlins größte Grabung
(Berlin’s Largest Excavation)

2 October 2019–19 April 2020
Neues Museum

Curator: Anne Sklebitz

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Diese Katze ist die Sonne selbst
(This Cat is the Sun Itself: Cats in Ancient Egypt)

15 November 2019–19 April 2020
Museum Quintana – Archäologie in Künzing

Curators: Wolfgang Wettengel and Rainer Vollkommer

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

18 May 2019–26 April 2020
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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Begegnungen: 5 Kulturen – 5000 Jahre
(Encounters: 5 Cultures – 5000 Years)

2 November 2019–31 May 2020
Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum

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Medicus: Die Macht des Wissens
(The Physician: 
The Power of Knowledge)

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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Herkules - Unsterblicher Held
(Hercules - Immortal Hero)

25 March 2020–12 July 2020
Kurpfälzisches Museum der Stadt Heidelberg

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Bunte Götter – Golden Edition. Die Farben der Antike
(Gods in Color – Golden Edition. Polychromy in Antiquity )

30 January 2020–30 August 2020
Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung
Frankfurt am Main

Curator: Vinzenz Brinkmann

Catalogue: Brinkmann, Vinzenz, and Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann, eds. Bunte Götter – Golden Edition. Die Farben der Antike. Pp. 280. Prestel, Munich 2020. €49. ISBN 978-3791359366 (cloth).

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Momentaufnahmen – Nubien um 1900
(Photographic Memories – Nubia around 1900)

6 March 2020–30 August 2020
Neues Museum

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Die Freude der Etrusker | Dalle Gioie degli Etruschi
(The Joy of the Etruscans)

7 May 2020–27 September 2020
Museum August Kestner

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Für die Ewigkeit! Altägyptische Steingefäße
(For Eternity! Ancient Egyptian Stone Vessels)

4 June 2020–27 September 2020
Museum August Kestner

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

19 June 2019–27 September 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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freiburg.archeology – 200 Years of Research in the City

14 December 2019–4 October 2020
Museum für Stadtgeschichte

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Der römische Legionär – Weit mehr als ein Krieger
(The Roman Legionary – Far More Than a Warrior)

24 October 2019–29 November 2020
Archäologisches Museum Colombischlössle
Freiburg im Breisgau

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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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HumANimal: Das Tier und wir
(HumANimal: Animals and Us)

21 February 2020–14 February 2021
Badisches Landesmuseum

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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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Germanen. Eine archäologische Bestandsaufnahme
(The Germanic Tribes: A Critical Look)

1 September 2020–31 March 2021

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freiburg.archäologie – Life before the Founding of the City

28 May 2020–11 April 2021
Archäologisches Museum Colombischlössle

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Guter Dämon Bes: Schutzgott der Ägypter
(Good Demon Bes: God of Protection of the Egyptians)

5 November 2020–11 April 2021
Museum August Kestner

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Die Himmelsscheibe von Nebra – Neue Horizonte
(The Nebra Sky Disc – New Horizons)

20 November 2020–16 May 2021
Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte

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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 2017–25 September 2022
Neues Museum

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

25 June 2022–27 November 2022
Rheinisches Landesmuseum

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Η κληρονομιά του Φραγκίσκου Μοροζίνι στην Κρήτη, την Αθήνα και τον Μοριά
(Francesco Morosini and his Legacy on Crete, Athens, and the Morea)

19 November 2019–29 February 2020
The Gennadius Library

Curators: Maria Georgopoulou and Alexi Balliaris

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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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Από τον κόσμο του Ομήρου. Τήνος και Κυκλάδες στη Μυκηναϊκή εποχή
(From Homer’s World: Tenos and the Cyclades in the Mycenaean Age)

19 December 2019–8 March 2020
Benaki Museum

Curator: Anastasia Angelopoulou

Catalogue: Angelopoulou, Anastasia, ed. From Homer’ s World: Tenos and Cyclades in the Mycenaean Age. Pp. 304. Ministry of Culture, Athens 2019. €64. ISBN 978-9603864189 (paper).

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Από τον Νότο στον Βορρά: αποικίες των Κυκλάδων στο βόρειο Αιγαίο
(From the South to the North: Colonies of the Cyclades in the Northern Aegean)

12 July 2019–31 August 2020
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

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

26 May 2018–8 December 2020
National Archaeological Museum

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Tutanhamon rejtélye és kincsei
(Tutankhamun's Mystery and Treasure)

8 November 2019–1 March 2020

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La Statua del Vecchio Pescatore e il Mare di Anzio
(The Statue of the Old Fisherman and the Sea of Anzio)

15 June 2019–12 January 2020
Museo Civico Archeologico di Anzio

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Sulle sponde del Tigri. Suggestioni dalle collezioni archeologiche del MAO: Seleucia e Coche
(On the Banks of the Tigris. Attractions from the Archaeological Collections of the MAO: Seleucia and Coche)

21 September 2019–12 January 2020
Museo d’Arte Orientale

Curators: Vito Messina, Alessandra Cellerino, Enrico Foietta with the collaboration of Claudia Ramasso

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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

Catalogue: Haag, Sabine, and Jasper Sharp, eds. Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures: Wes Anderson & Juman Malouf. Pp. 175. Walther Konig, Cologne 2018. €28,96. ISBN 978-3960984443 (cloth).

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Il Leone e la Montagna. Scavi Italiani in Sudan
(The Lion and the Mountain. Italian Excavations in Sudan)

4 October 2019–19 January 2020
Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco

Curator: Emanuele M. Ciampini

Catalogue: Ciampini, Emanuele M., ed. Il leone e la montagna. Scavi italiani in Sudan. Pp. 112. Gangemi, Rome 2019. €28. ISBN 978-8849237979 (paper).

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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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Poseidonia città d’acqua. Archeologia e cambiamenti climatici
(Poseidonia City of Water. Archaeology and Climate Change)

4 October 2019–31 January 2020
Museo Archeologico

Curators: Paul Carter, Adriana Rispoli, and Gabriel Zuchtriegel

Catalogue: Zuchtriegel, Gabriel, Paul Carter, and M. E. Oddo. Poseidonia città d'acqua. Archeologia e cambiamenti climatici. Pp. 367. Pandemos, Paestum 2019. €45. ISBN 978-8887744866 (paper).

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Germanico Cesare… A un passo dall’Impero
(Germanicus Caesar… One Step Away from the Empire)

10 October 2019–31 January 2020
Museo Archeologico e Pinacoteca

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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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Medardo Rosso
(Medardo Rosso: A Dialogue with Antiquity)

10 October 2019–2 February 2020
Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Altemps

Curators: Francesco Stocchi and Paola Zatti

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Veleni e magiche pozioni. Grandi storie di cure e delitti 
(Poisons and Magical Potions. Great Stories of Cures and Crimes)

19 October 2019–2 February 2020
Museo Nazionale Atestino

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Magnifica Graeca. Mito e vita quotidiana nei capolavori greci dai magazzini dei musei dell’Umbria
(Magnificent Graeca. Myth and Daily Life in Greek Masterpieces from Storehouses of the Museums of Umbria)

31 October 2019–2 February 2020
Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Umbria

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Il contemporaneo per l’archeologia. Artisti cinesi al MANN
(The Contemporary for Archaeology. Chinese Artists at MANN)

11 December 2019–10 February 2020
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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Sacra Neapolis. Culti, miti, leggende
(Sacra Neapolis. Cults, Myths, Legends)

22 December 2018–23 February 2020
Lapis Museum

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Fuga dal museo
(Escape from the Museum. A Photographic Exhibition by Dario Assisi and Riccardo M. Cipolla)

2 December 2019–24 February 2020
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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Roads of Arabia. Tesori archeologici dell'Arabia Saudita
(Roads of Arabia. Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia)

28 November 2019–1 March 2020
Museo Nazionale Romano–Terme di Diocleziano

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Della materia spirituale dell’arte
(On the Spiritual Matter of Art)

17 October 2019–8 March 2020
MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo

Curator: Bartolomeo Pietromarchi

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I Cieli in una stanza. Soffitti lignei a Firenze e a Roma nel Rinascimento
(The Heavens in a Room. Wooden Ceilings in Florence and Rome during the Renaissance and from the House of the Relief of Telephus in Herculaneum)

10 December 2019–8 March 2020
La Galleria degli Uffizi

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Thalassa. Meraviglie sommerse dal Mediterraneo
(Thalassa. Submerged Wonders of the Mediterranean)

12 December 2019–9 March 2020
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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Carthago. Il mito immortale
(Carthago. The Immortal Myth)

27 September 2019–29 March 2020
Parco Archeologico del Colosseo

Curator: Alfonsina Russo

Catalogue: Russo, Alfonsina, Francesca Guarneri, Paolo Xella, José Angel Zamora López, eds. Carthago. Il mito immortale. Pp. 312. Electa, Milan 2019. €34. ISBN 978-8891825223 (paper).

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Quando le statue sognano
(When the Statues Dream: A Dialogue Between Past and Present)

28 November 2019–29 March 2020
Museo archeologico regionale "Antonino Salinas"

Curators: Caterina Greco and Helga Marsala

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Tempo divino. I sarcofagi di Bethesda e l’avvento del Salvatore nel Mediterraneo antico
(Divine Time. The Sarcophagi of Bethesda and the Advent of the Savior in the Ancient Mediterranean)

7 December 2019–29 March 2020
Museo Pio Cristiano, Musei Vaticani
Vatican City

Curators: Umberto Utro and Alessandro Vella in collaboration with Emanuel Monte

Catalogue: Utro, Umberto, ed. Tempo divino. I sarcofagi di Bethesda e l’avvento del Salvatore nel Mediterraneo antico. Pp. 64. Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City 2019. €14. ISBN 978-8826603667 (paper).

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

Reopened 4 October 2019
Museo Nazionale dell'Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah

Curators: Anna Foa, Giancarlo Lacerenza, Daniele Jalla

Cataloge: Foa, Anna, Giancarlo Lacerenza, and Daniele Jalla, eds. Ebrei, una storia italiana. I primi mille anni. Pp. 308. Electa, Milan 2018. €32. ISBN 978-8891817150 (paper).

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Ai piedi degli dei. Le calzature dal mondo classico al contemporaneo
(At the Feet of the Gods. Footwear from Classical Times to the Modern Era)

16 December 2019–19 April 2020
Le Gallerie degli Uffizi

Curators: Lorenza Camin, Caterina Chiarelli, and Fabrizio Paolucci

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Collezioni in dialogo: rilievo della tomba di Ptahmose
(Collections in Dialogue: Relief from the Ptahmose Tomb)

3 October 2019–15 May 2020
Museo Gregoriano Egizio, Musei Vaticani
Vatican City

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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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Etruschi. Viaggio nelle terre dei Rasna
(Etruscans. Journey to the Lands of the Rasna)

7 December 2019–24 May 2020
Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna

Curators: Laura Bentini, Marinella Marchesi, Laura Minarini, and Giuseppe Sassatelli

Catalogue: Bentini, Laura, Marinella Marchesi, Laura Minarini, and Giuseppe Sassatelli. Etruschi. Viaggio nelle terre dei Rasna. Pp. 528. Electa, Milan 2019. €50. ISBN 978-8891828309 (paper).

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L’anima delle cose. Riti e corredi dalla necropoli romana di Opitergium
(The Soul of Things. Rites and Grave Goods from the Roman Necropolis of Opitergium)

24 November 2019–31 May 2020
Museo Archeologico

Curators: Margherita Tirelli and Marta Mascardi

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Hinthial. L’Ombra di San Gimignano. L’Offerente e i reperti rituali etruschi e romani
(Hinthial. The Shadow of San Gimignano. The Offering Bearer and the Etruscan and Roman Ritual Findings)

1 December 2019–31 May 2020
Museo Archeologico
San Gimignano

Curator: Giulia Pruneti

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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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Ulisse. L’arte e il mito
(Ulysses. Art and Myth)

15 February 2020–21 June 2020
Musei San Domenico

Curators: Fernando Mazzocca, Francesco Leone, Fabrizio Paolucci, and Paola Refice

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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 2019–28 June 2020
Centro Culturale Altinate San Gaetano

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Nel mare dell’intimità. L’archeologia subacquea racconta il Salento
(In the Sea of Intimacy. Underwater Archaeology Tells of Salento)

5 July 2019–5 July 2020
Aeroporto del Salento

Curators: Rita Auriemma and Luigi De Luca

Catalogue: Auriemma, Rita, ed. Nel mare dell'intimità. L'archeologia subacquea racconta l'Adriatico. Catalogo della mostra (Trieste, 17 dicembre 2017-1 maggio 2018). Pp. 328. Gangemi, Rome 2017. €28. ISBN 978-8849235609 (paper).

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Civis Civitas Civilitas. Roma antica modello di città
(Civis Civitas Civilitas. Ancient Rome Model City)

21 December 2019–6 September 2020
Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali

Curators: Claudio Parisi Presicce and Claudia Cecamore

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Hierapolis, Signora delle Ninfe
(Hierapolis, Lady of the Nymphs)

26 May 2020–18 October 2020
Boboli Garden, Limonaia Grande

Curators: Francesco D'Andria, Grazia Semeraro, Ilaria Romeo, and Fabrizio Paolucci

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Il sacro e il quotidiano. Il villaggio tardoantico a San Martino ai Campi
(The Sacred and the Everyday. The Late Antique Village in San Martino ai Campi)

4 October 2019–1 November 2020
Museo Alto Garda
Riva del Garda

Curators: Cristina Dal Rì, Achillina Granata, and Nicoletta Pisu

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The Torlonia Marbles. Collecting Masterpieces

25 March 2020–10 January 2021
Musei Capitolini a Palazzo Caffarelli

Curators: Salvatore Settis and Carlo Gasparri

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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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BNL a Palazzo Altemps
(Ancient Sculpture from the BNL Collection at the Palazzo Altemps)

11 July 2019–11 July 2024
Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Altemps

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Bes, kleine god in het Oude Egypte
(Bes, Little God in Ancient Egypt)

18 October 2019–8 March 2020
Allard Pierson Museum

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Cyprus – Eiland in beweging
(Cyprus – A Dynamic Island)

11 October 2019–15 March 2020
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Curators: Ruurd Binnert Halbertsma and Despina Pilides

Catalogue: Halbertsma, Ruurd Binnert, and Despina Pilides. Cyprus. Eiland in beweging. Pp. 136. Sidestone Press, Leiden 2019. €14.95. ISBN 978-9088908545 (cloth).

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Opgravingen van Chlorakas-Palloures
(Chlorakas-Palloures: Photos of an Archaeological Excavation in Cyprus)

11 October 2019–15 March 2020
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

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Oud-Europa - nieuw onderzoek naar een belangrijke collectie
(Ancient Europe 
New Research into an Important [Archaeological] Collection)

15 June 2018–11 October 2020
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Curator: Luc Amkreutz

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In de ban van de Ararat: Schatten uit het oude Armenië
(Under the Spell of Mount Ararat: Treasures from Ancient Armenia)

12 April 2020–13 September 2020
Drents Museum

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Keizer Domitianus
(Emperor Domitian)

October 2020–31 March 2021
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

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(LUCIUS CORNELIUS BOCCHUS - A Universal Lusitanian)

Opened 10 September 2019
Museu Nacional de Arqueologia

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Identidade e Cultura. Património Arqueológico de Sharjah (EAU)
(Identity and Culture. Archaeological Heritage of Sharjah (UAE))

14 November 2019–31 December 2020
Museu Nacional de Arqueologia

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Originile Europei. Civilizații preistorice între Carpați și Dunărea de Jos
(The Origins of Europe. Prehistoric Civilizations between the Carpathians and the Lower Danube)

7 November 2019–26 April 2020
Muzeul National de Istoire a Romaniei

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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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Osrčje Petovione
(The Heart of Petoviona: The 1950th Anniversary of the First Mentioning of Ptuj/Petoviona in Latin Literature)

22 November 2019–22 November 2020
Ptuj Castle

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

20 September 2019–12 January 2020
Caixa Forum

Curator: Alexandra Fletcher

Catalogue: Fundació Bancarria “la Caixa.” Lujo. De los Asirios a Alejandro Magno. Pp. 205. Obra Social la Caixa, Barcelona 2019. €30. ISBN 978-8499002293 (paper).

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

27 September 2019–12 January 2020
Caixa Forum

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La vida impresa en los huesos. Paleopatologia en Navarra
(Life Printed on Bones. Paleopathology in Navarra)

27 September 2019–2 February 2020
El Museo de Navarra

Curator: Patxuka de Miguel Ibáñez

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50 Aniversario del descubrimiento de la villa romana del Huerto del Tío Paturro en Portmán
(The 50th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Roman Villa of Huerto del Tío Paturro in Portmán)

14 November 2019–20 February 2020
Museo Arqueológico de Murcia

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Tutankhamón – La Tumba y sus Tesoros
(Tutankhamun – His Tomb and Treasures)

23 November 2019–19 April 2020
Espacio 5.1 (IFEMA – Feria de Madrid)

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Reciclando Emerita
(Recycling Emerita)

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

Curator: Rafael Sabio González

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Dones i Homes de l’antic Egipte
(Women and Men of Ancient Egypt)

23 October 2019–24 May 2020
Museu Egipci de Barcelona

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Arte y mito. Los dioses del Prado
(Art and Myth. The Gods of the Prado)

15 April 2020–23 August 2020
Caixa Forum

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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

Curator: Esaú Dozio

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Une Odyssée photographique. Fred Boissonnas et la Méditerranée
(A Photographic Odyssey. Fred Boissonnas and the Mediterranean)

24 April 2020–26 July 2020
Musée Rath

Catalogue: Musée Rath. Une Odyssée photographique. Fred Boissonnas et la Méditerranée. Pp. 280. Silvana Editoriale, Milan 2020. €31,95. ISBN 978-8836643943 (paper).

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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

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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Disposable? Rubbish and Us

19 December 2019–23 February 2020
The British Museum

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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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Conservation in Action: Saving the Perth Mummy

14 January 2020–19 April 2020
Perth Museum & Art Gallery

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Discovering Ancient Egypt

25 January 2020–30 April 2020
Perth Museum & Art Gallery

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Artists-in-Residence Respond to Tutankhamun

2 November 2019–3 May 2020
Saatchi Gallery

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Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

2 November 2019–3 May 2020
Saatchi Gallery

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2000 Years of Life at 18-29 Claypath

29 November 2019–20 May 2020
Museum of Archaeology

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The Mystery Warrior: The North Bersted Man

Opens 25 January 2020
The Novium Museum

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Roman Games

16 May 2020–27 September 2020
Segedunum Roman Fort

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Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery

3 April 2020–1 November 2020
Museum of London Docklands

Curator: Kate Sumnall

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Museum of Archaeology Gallery

29 July 2019–31 December 2020
Museum of Archaeology

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The Middle East


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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(The Glorious Martyr: Finds from the Church of the Glorious Martyr)

Opened 23 October 2019
Bible Lands Museum

Curator: Oree Meiri

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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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כתב החרטומים עידן הפירמידות למרחב הסייבר
(Emoglyphs. Picture-Writing from Hieroglyphs to the Emoji)

16 December 2019–12 October 2020
Israel Museum

Curator: Shirly Ben-Dor Evian

Catalogue: Ben-Dor Evian, Shirly. Emoglyphs. Picture-Writing from Hieroglyphs to the Emoji. Pp. 97. Israel Museum, Jerusalem 2019. (cloth).

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האדם החושב מיהוד
(The Thinker from Yehud)

1 January 2020–1 January 2021
Israel Museum

Curator: Nurith Goshen

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Bir Zamanlar Toroslar’da: Sagalassos
(Meanwhile in the Mountains: Sagalassos)

27 November 2019–28 May 2020
Yapı Kredi Cultural Centre

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United Arab Emirates

١٠ آلاف عام من الرفاهية
(10,000 Years of Luxury)

30 October 2019–18 February 2020
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi

Curator: Olivier Gabet

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متحف طنطا
(Tanta Museum)

Reopened 31 August 2019

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East Asia and Oceania


Heroes and Hoplites: Warfare in Ancient Greece

Opened 29 October 2019
Hellenic Museum
Melbourne, Victoria

Curator: Sarah Craig

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

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

Curators: James Donaldson and Janette McWilliam

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Ancient Technologies Student Exhibitions

25 October 2019–October 2020
RD Milns Antiquities Museum
Brisbane, Queensland

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11 July 2020–1 November 2020
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales

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God, and Nature in the Ancient World: Masterpieces from the Al Thani Collection)

6 November 2019–9 February 2020
Tokyo National Museum

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ボストン美術館展 芸術×力
(Art and Power: From Pharaohs to Daimyōs. Masterworks from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

16 April 2020–5 July 2020
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

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South Korea

세계문화관 개관
(Egypt: Life, Death, and Rebirth)

16 December 2019–7 November 2021
National Museum of Korea

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