An Ancient Egyptian North-American tour

In 2019 over 150 objects from the University of Aberdeen Museum’s Ancient Egyptian archaeology collections are going on tour across North America;

In February 2019, Egypt: The Time of the Pharaohs will open at the Cincinnati Museum Centre in Ohio, currently on display in the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria BC. The exhibition has been attracting a lot of attention in BC already and their museum dog is particularly fond of one of the University’s collections, the bronze cat!



The exhibition was created in partnership with the Lokschuppen Exhibition Centre in Rosenheim, near Munich, the Roemer-und-Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim, and the Austrian Logistics company Museums Partner and has already attracted over 170,000 visitors when it was displayed in Lokschuppen last year. The University collections are not the only items on display, the 150 on loan from Aberdeen are among 350 original items of which others are borrowed from specialist museum across Germany.

This is the largest loan of the museum’s items for an international exhibit in the University of Aberdeen Museum’s history and objects on loan include a statue of the scribe of Rahotep and a 4,000-year-old wooden coffin of a royal official, Nakht.

If you are in British Columbia or Cincinnati and get the chance to see either of these exhibitions, lets us know; we would love to hear what you think of them!

About uoamuseums

The University of Aberdeen's Museums include King’s Museum and the University's Zoology Museum. The museums can claim to be Scotland's oldest, with records of museums and collections as far back as the late 17th century. Thanks to their status as a Recognised Collection of national significance, the Zoology Museum’s displays are currently being improved, while King's Museum hosts changing exhibitions drawn from across the collections, particularly those formerly in Marischal Museum. Visitors are warmly welcomed to the museums, and there are no charges for admission. Marischal College now houses the Museums Collections Centre, caring for and conserving many of the collections.
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