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Difusión cultural de egiptología, arte, arqueología, joyería, con cursos, conferencias, jornadas, etc.
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Exhibition "Made for Eternity"

Exhibition "Made for Eternity" | Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba | Scoop.it

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Egypt-actus's curator insight, January 5, 2013 4:20 AM

The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum’s mummy, the Egyptian priest Nesmin, moves to a new location this spring for a special exhibition of ancient Egyptian objects — including amulets, small bronze statues of gods, carved granite, and painted panel portraits—all made between 3700 BCE–250 CE. 

Made for Eternity, on view in the first-floor Waterman Gallery, highlights everyday functional objects as well as those used for temple worship and funerary practices, giving us a glimpse into life — and death — in ancient Egypt.


Friday, March 15 through Sunday, November 17, 2013


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Last days : exhibition "Egypt in England"

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From cinemas to cemeteries, factories to furnishings, a new exhibition at London's Wellington Arch explores the influence of Ancient Egypt on English architecture and interiors.

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Egypt-actus's curator insight, January 5, 2013 4:14 AM

Ninety years ago, the British discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb triggered Egyptomania. Yet Egypt in England (7 November 2012 - 13 January 2013) shows that the Egyptian style first came into popularity following Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798 and had been used before that in the 18th century gardens of wealthy English landowners. The exhibition traces the use of the style through to such 20th century commercial temples as cinemas and shops.

Photographs of Egyptian-style buildings and landmarks across England are on display alongside images of the buildings and the architectural sources from Ancient Egypt that inspired them. Vintage travel brochures illustrate the development of organised tourism to Egypt during the 19th century while a number of shabtis - the small decorative mummy-like figures placed in tombs and often taken home by early tourists as souvenirs - are also on display. Wedgwood ceramics are among the examples of the Egyptian style in the decorative arts.

 

Egypt in England is at The Quadriga Gallery, Wellington Arch from to 13 January 2013