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Museum Exhibitions - May 2019

Updated 6 May

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


Mon sosie a 2000 ans
(My 2,000-Year-Old Double)

24 October 2018–12 May 2019
Musée de la Civilisation
Quebec City, Quebec

Curator: Sylvie Toupin

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Fayum Mummy Portraits

Opens 18 May 2019
Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Ontario

Curator: Paul Denis

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

7 September 2019–2 February 2020
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Montreal, Quebec

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Tutankamón: La tumba, el oro y la maldición
(Tutankhamun: The tomb, the gold, and the curse)

29 March 2019–29 July 2019
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte

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United States

Black Classicists | Fifteen Portraits

1 March 2018–Spring 2019
Center for Hellenic Studies
Washington, D.C.

Curator: Michele Valerie Ronnick

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Monumental Journey: Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey

30 January 2019–12 May 2019
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York

Curator: Stephen Pinson

Catalogue: Pinson, Stephen, ed. Monumental Journey: Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey. Pp. 252. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2019. $37.79. ISBN 978-1588396631 (cloth).

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Our Dark Material: Rediscovering an Egyptian Collection

4 June 2018–16 May 2019
Stanford Archaeology Center
Stanford, California

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Ancient Color

8 February 2019–26 May 2019
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Curators: Catherine Person and Caroline Roberts

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Palmyra: Loss and Remembrance

18 April 2018–27 May 2019
J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa
Pacific Palisades, California

Curators: Kenneth Lapatin, Rubina Raja, and Anne Marie Neilsen

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Jerusalem and Rome: Cultures in Context in the First Century CE

24 June 2018–2 June 2019
Museum of the Bible
Washington, D.C.

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Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment

6 December 2018–2 June 2019
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Brunswick, Maine

Curator: Honor Wilkinson

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Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes

6 March 2019–2 June 2019
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
New York, New York

Curator: Clare Fitzgerald

Catalogue: Fitzgerald, Clare, ed. Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes. Pp. 144. Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2019. $35. ISBN 978-0691193281 (cloth).

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The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East

18 March 2019–23 June 2019
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York

Curators: Blair Fowlkes-Childs and Michael Seymour

Catalogue: Fowlkes-Childs, Blair, and Michael Seymour. The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East. Pp. 368. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2019. $65. ISBN 978-1588396839 (cloth).

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A View from the Jeweler’s Bench: Ancient Treasures, Contemporary Statements

14 February 2019–7 July 2019
Bard Graduate Gallery
New York, New York

Curator: Sasha Nixon

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Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

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

Curators: Edward Bleiberg and Stephanie Weissberg

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A Glimpse of Ancient Yemen

18 August 2018–18 August 2019
Freer|Sackler Gallery
Washington, D.C.

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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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Queens of Egypt

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

Curator: Fred Hiebert

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Shaping Clay in Ancient Iran

8 September 2018–September 2019
Freer|Sackler Gallery
Washington, D.C.

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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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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. Vesuvius: Treasures from the Villa dei Papiri. Pp. 296. 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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Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile

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

Curators: Geoff Emberling and Suzanne Davis

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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

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

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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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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: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq

2 October 2019–6 September 2022
J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa
Pacific Palisades, California

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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

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De lin & de laine. Textiles égyptiens du 1er millénaire
(Linen and Wool: Egyptian textiles of the 1st millennium)

9 February 2019–26 May 2019
Musée royal de Mariemont

Curators: Arnaud Quertinmont and Amandine Mérat

Catalogue: Quertinmont, Arnaud and Amandine Mérat. De lin & de laine. Textiles égyptiens du 1er millénaire. Pp. 298. Musée royal de Mariemont, Morlanwelz 2019. €25. ISBN 978-2-930469-68-3 (paper).

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

28 March 2019–18 August 2019
Boghossian Foundation

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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Vejen til Palmyra
(The Road to Palmyra)

20 September 2019–1 March 2020
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

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La Démocratie athénienne. Klèrôtèrion et tirage au sort en Grèce ancienne
(Athenian Democracy. Klèrôtèrion and the draw of the lot in ancient Greece)

13 February 2019–11 May 2019
Musée Adolf Michaelis

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Le Temps des Collections VII: Belles d’Égypte
(Collections’ Time, 7th Edition: Beauties from Egypt)

7 December 2018–19 May 2019
Musée des Antiquités

Catalogue: Amic, Sylvain, ed. Le temps des collections VII - Fashion! Mode et textiles dans les musées métropolitains. Pp. 192. Silvana, Paris 2019. €19,50. ISBN 978-8836640164 (paper).

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L’Archéologie en bulles
(Archaeology Goes Graphic)

26 September 2018–1 July 2019
Musée du Louvre

Curators: Jean-Luc Martinez and Fabrice Douar

Catalogue: Martinex, Jean-Luc. L'Archéologie en bulles - Petite Galerie - Musee du Louvre. Pp. 192. Le Seuil, Paris 2018. €29. ISBN 978-2021395662 (cloth).

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27 March 2019–22 July 2019
Le Louvre-Lens

Curators: Alexandre Farnoux, Alain Jaubert, Luc Piralla, and Vincent Pomarède

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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: Album royaumes oubliés de l'empire Hittite aux Araméens. Pp. 56. Leinart, Paris 2019. €8. ISBN 978-2359062908 (paper).

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Toutânkhamon. Le Trésor du Pharaon
(Tutankhamun. The Pharaoh's Treasure)

23 March 2019–15 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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Europa in Bewegung. Lebenswelten im frühen Mittelalter
(Europe on the Move. A Journey through the Early Middle Ages)

15 November 2018–12 May 2019

Catalogue: LVR-Landesmuseum. Europa in Bewegung: Lebenswelten im frühen Mittelalter. Pp. 208. Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt 2018. €29.95. ISBN 978-3806238280 (cloth).

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Pergamon. Meisterwerke der antiken Metropole und 360°-Panorama von Yadegar Asisi
(Pergamon. Masterpieces from the Ancient Metropolis with a 360° Panorama by Yadegar Asisi)

Opened 17 November 2018

Catalogue: Scholl, Andreas, and Agnes Schwarzmaier, eds. Pergamon - Meisterwerke der antiken Metropole und 360°-Panorama von Yadegar Asisi. Pp. 320. Imhof Verlag, Petersberg. €39,95. ISBN 978-3731907930 (cloth).

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Kulturlandschaft Syrien. Bewahren und Archivieren in Zeiten des Krieges
(The Cultural Landscape of Syria. Preservation and Archiving in Times of War)

28 February 2019–26 May 2019

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Mykene. Die sagenhafte Welt des Agamemnon
(Mycenae. The Legendary World of Agamemnon)

1 December 2018–2 June 2019
Badisches Landesmuseum

Curators: Katarina Horst and Bernhard Steinmann

Catalogue: Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe. Mykene. Die sagenhafte Welt des Agamemnon. Pp. 400. Philipp von Zabern, Munich 2018. €39.95. ISBN 978-3805351799 (cloth).

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Glanzlichter – Wolfgang Skoluda im Dialog mit der Antike
(Highlights – Wolfgang Skoluda in Dialogue with Antiquity)

13 March 2019–10 June 2019
Staatlichen Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek

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Schimmernde Krüge von Erz
(Lustrous Jugs Made of Metal Ore)

19 September 2018–23 June 2019
Staatlichen Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek

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

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

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

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

14 April 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

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

19 October 2017–29 September 2019
Neues Museum

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

23 November 2018–27 October 2019

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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
(Strong Figures. Greek Portraits from Antiquity)

19 June 2019–2 February 2020
Altes Museum

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

5 November 2019–28 March 2020

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

30 May 2020–31 January 2021

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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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Οι Δρόμοι της Αραβίας. Αρχαιολογικοί Θησαυροί από την Σαουδική Αραβία
(Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures from Saudi Arabia)

21 March 2019–26 May 2019
Benaki Museum

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Από τα Μακεδονικά στα Θεσσαλικά Τέμπη: από τη Ρεντίνα στη Βελίκα
(From Macedonian to Thessalian Tempi: from Rentina to Velika)

21 December 2018–31 May 2019
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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Acropolis Redux: Caryatid/Frieze | Ακρόπολη Redux: Καρυάτιδα/Ζωφόρος

18 May 2019–14 July 2019
Gennadius Library

Curator: Jenifer Neils

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

25 November 2018–24 November 2019
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki

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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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Donna o dea. Le rappresentazioni femminili nella preistoria e protostoria sarda
(Woman or Goddess. Female representations in Sardinian prehistory and protohistory)

8 December 2018–12 May 2019
Museo Archeologico Nazionale Cagliari

Curators: Silvia Fanni, Marcella Sirigu, and Laura Soro

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Il viaggio della Chimera. Gli Etruschi a Milano tra archeologia e collezionismo
(The Journey of the Chimera. The Etruscans in Milan between archaeology and collecting) 

12 December 2018–12 May 2019
Civico Museo Archeologico

Curators: Giulio Paolucci and Anna Provenzali

Catalogue: Paolucci, Giulio, and Anna Provenzali, eds. Il viaggio della chimera. Gli Etruschi a Milano tra archeologia e collezionismo. Catalogo della mostra (Milano, 12 dicembre 2018-12 maggio 2019). Pp. 358. Johan & Levi, Milan 2019. €35. ISBN 978-8860102171 (paper).

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Nel Vulcano. Cai Guo-Qiang e Pompei
(In the Volcano. Cai Guo-Qian in Pompeii)

23 February 2019–20 May 2019
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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Le civiltà e il Mediterraneo
(Civilizations and the Mediterranean)

31 January 2019–31 May 2019
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari e Palazzo di Città

Curators: Yuri Piotrovsky and Manfred Nawroth in collaboration with Carlo Lugliè

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1738. La scoperta di Ercolano. Marcello Venuti: politica e cultura fra Napoli e Cortona
(1738. The discovery of Herculaneum. Marcello Venuti: politics and culture between Naples and Cortona)

1 March 2019–2 June 2019
Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona

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MÆTERNITÀ. Maternità e allattamento nell’Italia antica
(MÆTERNITÀ. Maternity and breastfeeding in ancient Italy)

23 March 2019–2 June 2019
Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia

Curators: Giulia Pedrucci and Vittoria Lecce

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100mila anni in Liguria. Evoluzioni e cambiamenti
(100 thousand years in Liguria. Evolution and Change)

26 October 2018–9 June 2019
Museo di Archeologica Ligure

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Dodonaios. L’oracolo di Zeus e la Magna Grecia
(Dodonaios. The oracle of Zeus and the Magna Graecia)

8 March 2019–9 June 2019
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria
Reggio Calabria

Curators: Carmelo Malacrino, Konstantinos. Soueref, Fausto Longo, and Luigi Vecchio

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Una sosta lungo la via Emilia, tra selve e paludi. La mansio di Forum Gallorum a Castelfranco Emilia
(A stop along the Via Emilia, between forests and marshes. The mansio of Forum Gallorum in Castelfranco Emilia)

13 April 2019–10 June 2019
Castelfranco Emilia, Museo Civico Archeologico
Corso Martiri

Curators: Sara Campagnari, Francesca Foroni, and Diana Neri

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Gemme Antiche dei Medici e dei Lorena
(Ancient Gems of the Medici and the Lorena) 

Reopened 14 December 2018
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze 

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Antiquarium del Parco Archeologico di Ercolano

Opened 20 December 2018

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Collezioni in dialogo: Un capolavoro del Museo Egizio di Torino raccontato dai Musei Vaticani
(Collections in dialogue: A masterpiece from the Museo Egizio in Turin recounted by the Vatican Museums)

4 December 2018–30 June 2019
Musei Vaticani
Vatican City

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Storie di vita, gli antichi romani raccontati dalla scienza
(Stories of life, the ancient Romans as told by science) 

31 January 2019–30 June 2019
Museo delle Civiltà – Museo preistorico etnografico “Luigi Pigorini”

Curators: Paola Catalano, Valentina Gazzaniga, and Giorgio Manzi

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Etiopia. La Bellezza rivelata. Sulle orme degli antichi esploratori
(Ethiopia. Beauty revealed. In the footsteps of the ancient explorers)

24 March 2019–30 June 2019
Museo di Storia Naturale

Curators: Carlo Franchini and Leonardo Latella

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Canova e l’antico
(Canova and Antiquity)

28 March 2019–30 June 2019
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

Curator: Giuseppe Pavanello

Catalogue: Pavanello, Giuseppe, edCanova e l'antico. Catalogo della mostra (Napoli, 28 marzo-30 giugno 2019)Pp. 360. Mondadori Electa, Milan 2019. €34. ISBN 978-8891825216 (cloth).

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

22 December 2018–15 September 2019
Lapis Museum

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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. Silvana Editoriale, Rome. €28. ISBN 88-36642721 (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

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

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

11 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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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)

Opens 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

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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Oog voor het verfijnde: aanwinsten collectie Klassieke wereld
(An Eye for Elegance: acquisitions for the Classical World collection)

8 February 2019–9 June 2019
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

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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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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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Боги, люди, герои. Из собрания Национального археологического музея Неаполя и Археологического парка Помпеи
(‘Gods, Men, Heroes’. From the Museo Nazionale Archeologico, Naples and the Parco Archeologico di Pompei)

19 April 2019–23 June 2019
The State Hermitage Museum
St. Petersburg

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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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Animalia inter emeritenses
(Animals among the Emeritenses)

18 May 2018–18 May 2019
Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

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Villae. Vida y producción rural en el sureste de Hispania
(Villae: Rural Life and Production in Southeast Hispania)

7 March 2019–2 June 2019
Museo Arqueológico de Murcia

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Lapis Specularis. La luz bajo tierra
(Lapis Specularis. The light underground)

10 April 2019–23 June 2019
Museo Arqueológico Nacional

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Ankesenamón: En busca de la reina perdida de Egipto
(Ankesenamón: In search of the lost queen of Egypt)

February 2019–June 2019
Museo Arqueológico de Cacabelos

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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

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

Opens April 2019
Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya-Barcelona

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Irrtümer und Fälschungen der Archäologie
(Fakes & Facts – Wrong Tracks in Archaeology) 

24 November 2018–26 May 2019
Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum 

Curator: Josef Mühlenbrock

Catalogue: Mühlenbrock, Josef, and Tobias Esch. Irrtümer & Fälschungen der Archäologie. Pp. 352. Nünnerich-Asmus, Mainz 2018. €29,90. ISBN 978-3961760305 (paper).

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César et le Rhône. Chefs-d’œuvre antiques d'Arles
(Caesar and the Rhone. Ancient masterpieces from Arles) 

8 February 2019–26 May 2019
Musée d’art et d’histoire

Curator: Béatrice Blandin

Catalogue: Musée d’art et d’histoire. César et le Rhône-les Chefs-d'Oeuvre Antiques d'Arles. Snoeck, Gent 2019. €35. ISBN 978-9461615114 (paper).

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Die Frage der Provenienz — Einblicke in die Sammlungsgeschichte
(The Question of Provenance — Unwrapping Collection History) 

1 December 2018–30 June 2019
Museum Rietberg

Curator: Esther Tisa

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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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(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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L'antiquité couchée sur le papier et gravée dans les livres
(Antiquity Recumbent on Paper and Engraved in Books)

4 November 2019–23 May 2020
Bibliothèque d'art et d'archéologie

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United Kingdom

Feeding History: the politics of food

28 February 2019–27 May 2019
The British Museum

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Cast Court Collection

Reopened 1 December 2018
Victoria and Albert Museum

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Babel: Adventures in Translation

15 February 2019–2 June 2019
Bodleian Libraries, Weston Library

Curators: Dennis Duncan, Stephen Harrison, and Matthew Reynolds

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Sounds of Roman Egypt

22 January 2019–8 June 2019
Petrie Museum

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Hoards: the hidden history of ancient Britain

13 April 2018–16 June 2019
Buxton Museum

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

October 2019–December 2019
Peterborough Museum

Ancient Egypt Rediscovered

Reopened 8 February 2019
National Museum of Scotland

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Borderline Funny: Hadrian’s Wall imagined in humorous cartoons

25 May 2019–15 September 2019
Segedunum Roman Fort

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Lanchester Diploma: Britain’s First Complete Fleet Diploma

16 October 2017–30 September 2019
Museum of Archaeology

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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. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 2019. £26.64. ISBN 978-1910807309 (paper).

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The Middle East

חידת המלך
(A Royal Enigma: statue head from Tel Abel Beth Maacah, 9th century BCE)

30 May 2018–30 May 2019
The Israel Museum

Curator: Eran Arie

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ממצאים אבודים
(Finds Gone Astray: Objects confiscated from looters and unauthorized dealers in antiquities)

Opened 31 December 2018
Bible Lands Museum

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

11 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)

Until 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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East Asia and Oceania


Dionysos: Portrait of a God

June 2018–May 2019
RD Milns Antiquities Museum
St. Lucia, Queensland

Curators: James Donaldson, Janette McWilliam, and Rebecca Smith

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Gods, Myths and Mortals: Greek Treasures Across the Millennia

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

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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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(In Quest of Eternal Bliss: Ancient Collection of Miho Museum)

21 March 2019–19 May 2019
Miho Museum

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