Egypt @ Manchester

Conferences are great venues for networking and while reading the (rather impressive) programme for the CIPEG meeting I noticed that some Egyptologists I had been hoping to meet for a while were actually presenting.

One of these scholars is the current curator of Egypt and Sudan at the Manchester Museum, Dr. Campbell Price. I have been following his blog for a while and knew of his recent work and discoveries. Plus, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the museum a few years ago, before Campbell started working there. The Manchester Museum has always been a hub for mummy studies and they have a fantastic collection of daily life artefacts.  I did indeed meet Campbell during the CIPEG meeting and he’s super nice. (Apparently he reads my blog!)

Today, I’ve added a new page about the Manchester Museum in the Photo Diary and I also invite you to discover what’s going on at the museum from Campbell’s tweets and posts.

The coffins of the 'Two Brothers,' stars of the Manchester Museum!

The coffins of the ‘Two Brothers,’ stars of the Manchester Museum!

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Raleigh: the collection under my care

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ROCHELEAU, C.M. Ancient Egyptian Art. North Carolina Museum of Art, 2012.

ROCHELEAU, C.M. Ancient Egyptian Art. North Carolina Museum of Art, 2012.

This one is for Ken O., who believes my systematic catalogue of the Egyptian collection–an outstanding publication, which he read from cover to cover (his words)–deserves as much attention on my blog as the publication of my doctoral dissertation (this catalogue is mentioned in the What is archaeology? chronicle, at the end, in the “collection and exhibition” blurb).

Today, I’m using  Ancient Egyptian Art as an excuse to present (a tad earlier than anticipated) a page in the Photo Diary about the Egyptian collection under my care. If you take a look at ARCHÉOblogue, my French-language blog, you’ll see it was published there on May 26. What is posted there eventually ends up being posted here  (and vice versa).

Flinders Petrie’s birthday

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Did you know? Today is the birthday of one of Egyptology’s most famous archaeologists: William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942). Petrie was quite a character and my favourite picture of him is the one where he stands in his pyjamas outside the tomb in which he had set up camp during his survey of the Great Pyramid in 1880.

So, in honour of Petrie’s birthday, I’m giving you a new page in the Photo Diary: a glimpse at the collection of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London.

The small entrance to the Petrie Museum.

The small entrance to the Petrie Museum.

 

Tokyo National Museum (Tokyo)

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There is a small collection of Egyptian artefacts at the Tokyo National Museum. I stumbled  upon them quite by accident during a three-day of vacation in Tokyo, after couriering a work of art in Japan last summer. I’m sharing this with you today. Just look in the Photo Diary.

Façade of the main building of the Tokyo National Museum.

Façade of the main building of the Tokyo National Museum.

A quick peek at the Museo Egizio, Turin

I have been somewhat busy this last little while, but nonetheless managed to put together a new page for the Photo Diary.  It’s on the Museo Egizio in Turin (Italy), the world’s second largest collection of Egyptian art and antiquities. Enjoy this brand new page (it wasn’t on my old site.)

 

The façade of the Museo Egizio

The façade of the Museo Egizio

A quick visit to the Brooklyn Museum

I have added a new page to the Photo Diary.   You will find a selection of photos of rather spectacular artefacts from Egyptian collection at the Brooklyn Museum. Just look in the drop-down menu in the Photo Diary to select that museum.  Enjoy!

The façade of the Brooklyn Museum.

The façade of the Brooklyn Museum.

Egyptian art at the Louvre

There is a new page in the Photo Diary featuring the spectacular collection at the Musée du Louvre in Paris.  To view the pictures, simply hover over Photo Diary and select from the drop-down menu, Musée du Louvre.

The Musée du Louvre and its glass pyramid.

The Musée du Louvre and its glass pyramid.