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Museum Exhibitions - November 2019

Updated 4 November

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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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

Curators: Daniel Antoine, Marie Vandenbeusch, and Laura Virgo

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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

Discovery, Collection, Memory: The Oriental Institute at 100

16 September 2019–13 December 2019
Special Collections Research Center Gallery, The Oriental Institute
Chicago, Illinois

Curator: Anne Flannery

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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: Life, Myth and Heroes

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 2019–5 January 2020
North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh, North Carolina

Curator: Caroline Rocheleau

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Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation

31 August 2019–5 January 2020
Harvard Art Museums
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Signs and Wonders: The Photographs of John Beasley Greene

31 August 2019–5 January 2020
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, California

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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Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt

31 August 2019–5 January 2020
The Textile Museum
Washington, District of Columbia

Curators: Sumru Belger Krody and Elizabeth Dospěl Williams

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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).

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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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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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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. Kelsey Museum Publications, 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

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The Sphinx Gallery

Opens 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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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).

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Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins

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

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

For more information:

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

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

19 October 2019–26 April 2020
Gallo-Roman 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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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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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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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

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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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(Landscape: Photographs by Marion Wenzel) 

17 May 2019–17 November 2019
Ägyptisches Museum

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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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Tales & Identities. Deine Entscheidung – Deine Geschichte
(Tales & Identities: Your Decision – Your Story: The World of Celts and Romans)

27 September 2018–1 December 2019
Archäologisches Museum Colombischlössle
Freiburg im Breisgau

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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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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
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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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
Research Area Biesdorf

Curator: Anne Sklebitz

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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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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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Herkules - unsterblicher Held
(Hercules - Immortal Hero)

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

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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 – 900 Years of Life in the City

23 November 2019–4 October 2020

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

24 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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Η Πάτρα της Μεσογείου
(Patras of the Mediterranean)

26 August 2019–31 December 2019
Archaeological Museum of Patras

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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 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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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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Aquileia 2200. Porta di Roma sui Balcani e sull’Oriente
(Aquileia 2200. Gate of Rome on the Balkans and the East) 

9 November 2019–1 December 2019
Museo dell'Ara Pacis

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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 Archaeology, 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 Archaeology 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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Atleti, cavalieri e goleador – 3000 e.…110 anni di sport da Felsina al Bologna Football Club
(Athletes, Knights and Goal Scorers 
 3000 and ... 110 Years of Sport from Felsina to Bologna Football Club)

3 October 2019–6 January 2020
Museo Civico Archeologico

Curators: Federica Maria Riso, Laura Bentini, Paola Giovetti

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Pompei e Santorini. L’eternità in un giorno
(Pompeii and Santorini. Eternity in One Day)

11 October 2019–6 January 2020
Scuderie del Quirinale

Curators: Massimo Osanna, Demetrios Athanasoulis, with Luigi Gallo and Luana Toniolo

Catalogue: Osanna, Massimo, and Demetrios Athanasoulis, eds. Pompei e Santorini. L'eternità in un giorno. Catalogo della mostra (Roma, 11 ottobre 2019-6 gennaio 2020). Pp. 272. Arte'm, Naples 2019. €30,60. ISBN 978-8856907087 (paper).

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Tessere di mare. Dal mosaico antico alla copia moderna
(Sea Tesserae. From Ancient Mosaic to Modern Copy) 

12 October 2019–6 January 2019
Museo Classis Ravenna

Curator: Giuseppe Sassatelli

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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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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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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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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, Danieele Jalla

Cataloge: Foa, Anna, Giancarlo Lacerenza, and Danieele 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

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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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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. II 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, 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
(BNL at the Palazzo Altemps)

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

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Sieraden uit de bodem
(Jewelry from the Soil)

Closes 31 December 2019
Museum Het Valkhof

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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–Spring 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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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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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

Curators: Fernando Prados and Helena Jiménez

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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

Curator: Trinidad Nogales

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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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Mujeres y hombres del Antiguo Egipto
(Women and Men of Ancient Egypt)

Opened 23 October 2019
Museu Egipci de Barcelona

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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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(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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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

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

23 July 2019–10 November 2019
Fitzwilliam Museum

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Real or Replica? How to Spot a Genuine Egyptian Artefact

8 June 2019–23 November 2019
Montrose 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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Discovering Ancient Egypt

14 September 2019–14 December 2019
The Baird Institute

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Hoards: The Hidden History of Ancient Britain

October 2019–December 2019
Peterborough Museum

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Young, Rich & Famous
(Memory, Ancient Egyptian Tombs, and the Ideal of Eternal Youth)

1 October 2019–1 January 2020
Manchester Central Library

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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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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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Havering Hoard: A Bronze Age Mystery

3 April 2020–25 October 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


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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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)

11 June 2019–12 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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(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
(iGlyph. Hieroglyphs from the Pyramids to Cyberspace)

16 December 2019–12 October 2020
Israel Museum

Curator: Shirly Ben-Dor Evian

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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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South Africa

Kemet: Life in Ancient Egypt

1 December 2018–1 December 2019
Iziko Museums of South Africa: Slave Lodge
Cape Town

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East Asia and Oceania


(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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28 March 2020–21 June 2020
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales

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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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(Man, God & 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 & 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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