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Temporary Archaeology Exhibitions 2012 – 2013

Besides the permanent exhibitions (some more permanent than others), many archaeological museums and galleries have a regular programme of temporary exhibitions. Once a group of objects is curated into a special exhibition and travel arrangements are made, it is often the case that this group of artefacts will travel to more than one destination. The list below is constantly being updated as new temporary exhibitions are announced, sign up for the Archaeology Travel Newsletter if you would like to receive updates via email. If you know of an exhibition not already listed, or are staff at a museum and would like your exhibition listed on this page and featured elsewhere on the website, please do get in touch, or add a comment below.

The ‘Archaeology Travel’ 2012/13 guide to temporary archaeological exhibitions in museums around the World.
Last update: 21 October 2013
(2014 List of Temporary Exhibitions)

Covering temporary exhibitions around the World produces a long list, click on the country name to jump to that country’s list.

Australia | Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | Canada | Croatia | Denmark | England | France | Germany | Greece | Israel | Italy | Ireland | Japan | The Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Portugal | Scotland | Singapore | Spain | Switzerland | Turkey | United States of America |

Australia

The Nicholson Museum (Sydney), The Colosseum, recreated using a quarter of a million lego bricks. ends June 2013
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The Nicholson Museum (Sydney), Aphrodite’s Island, Australian Archaeologists in Cyprus, an exhibition that highlights the contribution Australian archaeologists have made to understanding Cyprus’s past. ends December 2013
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The Nicholson Museum (Sydney), Tombs, Tells and Temples: Excavating the Near East, artefacts from many important sites in the Nicholson collection. opens April 2013

The Nicholson Museum (Sydney), The Lego Acropolis, the iconic World Heritage site made out of Lego bricks. opens July 2013

Australian Museum (Sydney), Alexander the Great: 2000 Years of Treasures, an exclusive exhibition for Sydney – over 400 objects from the Hermitage in St Petersburg. 24 November 2012 – 28 April 2013
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Reviews: Russia Beyond the Headlines The Australian Sydney Morning Herald

National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), Gold and the Incas: Lost worlds of Peru with over 200 exquisite gold artefacts this is the first exhibition staged in Australia that shows the splendour of the ancient pre-Hispanic cultures of Peru. 6 December 2013 – 21 April 2014
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Austria

Leopold Museum (Vienna), Nude Men. This exhibition explores 5,000 years of the male nude. 19 October 2012 – 28 January 2013

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna), Colourful: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity. An exhibition that shows painted reproductions of Classical statues alongside the Kunsthistorisches Museum’s collection of Greek and Roman art. 13 November 2012 – 17 March 2013

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna), The Countenance of the Other, the coins of the Huns and the Western Turks in Central Asia and India. 1 December 2012 – 2 March 2014
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Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna), In the Shadow of the Pyramids is an exhibition that celebrates the Austrian excavations at Giza between 1912 and 1929. 22 January 2013 – 20 May 2013
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Belgium

Museum of Natural Sciences (Brussels), Prehistory, Do it Yourself. An innovative exhibition about prehistoric life that encourages visitors to try it themselves! 18 October 2012 – 25 May 2013
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Musée royal de Mariemont (Morlanwelz), Du Nil à Alexandrie : Histoires d’eaux an exhibition on recent excavations at Alexandria on the Nile. 20 April – 20 September 2013
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Cinquantenaire Museum (Brussels), Scribes of Outlines: Drawing in Ancient Egypt, this exhibition uncovers the secrets of painters and draughtsmen in pharaonic Egypt. 13 September 2013 – 19 January 2014
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Cinquantenaire Museum (Brussels), Ramayana, Indian Miniature Art from the National Museum New Delhi, one hundred miniature paintings illustrate the events of this Hindu epic. 21 November 2013 – 18 May 2014
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Bulgaria

National History Museum (Sofia), The Sword of King Seuthes III an exhibition of the burial goods recovered from the largest Thracian tomb excavated in Bulgaria. 11 April – 8 May 2013
Review: Novinite

Canada

Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History (Montréal), The Etruscans – An Ancient Italian Civilization an exhibition that was five years in the making, bringing together objects from 12 museums throughout Europe. 23 June – 25 November 2012

Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History (Montréal), Samurai – The Prestigious Collection of Richard Béliveau widely recognised as one of the most important collections of Japanese artefacts for its size, historical value and diversity. 17 May 2012 – 31 March 2013

Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History (Montréal), The Tea Roads an exploration across continents, exploring the love of tea from ancient times to modern times. 30 April – 29 September 2013
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Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto), Small Skills, Special Effects: Unusual Chinese Works of Art On display are 70 rare objects that range from the Tang dynasty (618-907 CE) to the early 21st century. ends 10 May 2013

Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto), Mesopotamia: inventing our World With 170 exceptional artefacts of Sumer, Assyria and Babylon origin this exhibition explores the innovations, craftsmanship, beliefs, power and legacy of ancient Mesopotamia. 22 June 2013 – 5 January 2014
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Museum of Ontario Archaeology (London), O’y ya’h ohdiwena goh: Through the Voices of Beads using beadwork from museum collections and contemporary artists this exhibit explores the significance of Iroquois beadwork and culture which still thrives to this day. 14 September – 10 November 2013

Croatia

Archaeological Museum (Zagreb), Scents in the Roman Town of Andautonia, an exploration of the scents in the everyday life of a Roman village. 5 May – 1 November 2013
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Archaeological Museum (Zagreb), Transparent Beauty – Glass from Croatian Museums: from Prehistory to the Middle ages, a collaboration between all of Croatia’s museums to celebrate the country’s entry into the EU. 27 June – 27 October 2013
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Archaeological Museum (Zagreb), The Quiver of a Medieval Warrior – from Discovery to a Functional Reconstruction, this exhibition takes its audience through the process of taking excavated remains through to the reconstructed artefact. 10 September – 10 November 2013
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Archaeological Museum (Zagreb), Šenoa’s treasure – numismatic collection of August Šenoa, highlights of August Šenoa’s collection of Greek, Roman, mediaeval and modern coins. 14 November 2013 – 14 February 2014
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Denmark

National Museum (Copenhagen), Viking Along side some fantastic Viking finds, the focus of this exhibition is the world’s longest Viking ship, on show for the first time since it was found at Roskilde in 1997. 22 June – 17 November 2013
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England

Quadriga Gallery, Wellington’s Arch (London), Stonehenge, monumental journey. An exhibition about the past and future of this well known monument. 9 May – 24 June 2012

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery (Stoke-on-Trent), Staffordshire Hoard: Dark Age Discovery The staffordshire hoard is the largest and most valuable Anglo-Saxon treasure ever found – this new exhibition of over one hundred objects reveals the story of its discovery and conservation, on show together for the first time in Britain. 21 July 2012 – 1 September 2013

The British Museum (London), Virtual autopsy: explore a natural mummy from early Egypt Explore a five and a half thousand year-old mummy using a virtual autopsy table. 16 November – 16 December 2012
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Quadriga Gallery, Wellington’s Arch (London), Egypt in England. And exhibition of the architecture in England inspired by Ancient Egypt. 7 November 2012 – 13 January 2013
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The Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge), The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China. Some 350 objects in jade, gold, silver, bronze and ceramic reveal the symbolism and richness of China’s 2000 year old royal tombs. Ends 11 November 2012

The Petrie Museum (London), Fit Bodies: Statues, Athletes and Power, an exhibition that explores how the idea of a fit body has changed from the time to the ancient Egyptians to the present. Ends 20 December 2012

The British Museum (London), Highlights from the World of Sutton Hoo, AD 300–1100, a temporary display of some of the exceptional objects recovered from one of the most famous Medieval excavations in England. Ends 2013

The British Museum (London), Ice Age Art, arrival of the modern mind, objects from the last Ice Age, some as old as 40,000 years are juxtaposed with art by modern artists such as Henry Moore. 7 February – 26 May 2013
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The British Museum (London), In search of Classical Greece travel drawings of Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi 1805–1806 70 watercolours explore the beauty of the Greek landscape and the ruins of Classical antiquity. 7 February – 28 April 2013
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The Guildhall (Leicester), Richard III: Leicester’s Search for a King, the story of King Richard III: his life and times and the search for his lost remains. Opens 8 February
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Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (Bristol), Pharaoh: King of Egypt , in this touring exhibition artefacts from the British Museum presents the splendour and power of the ancient Egyptian kings and queens. 16 March – 21 July
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The British Museum (London), Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, over 250 objects from these two ancients cities, some of which have never been on public display before. 28 March – 29 September 2013
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Palace Green Library (Durham), Lindisfarne Gospels: one amazing book, one incredible journey, This Medieval book is said to one of the finest achievements of Humankind. 1 July – 30 September 2013
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Barnsley Experience (Barnsley), The Romans are Coming an exhibition about life in Barnsley during Roman times. 9 September 2013 – 4 January 2014

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (Bristol), Roman Empire: Power and People, with over 160 objects from the collection of the British Museum this exhibition explores the lives of people across the Roman Empire. 21 September 2013 – 12 January 2014
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The Museum of London (London), London’s Lost Jewels: The Mystery of the Cheapside Hoard, the first time this extraordinary and priceless hoard of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones will be displayed in its entirety since it was discovered in 1912. 11 October 2013 – 27 April 2014
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The British Museum (London), Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia, with spectacular gold artefacts from the Museo del Oro in Bogotá this exhibition explores Colombia’s diverse cultures before the arrival of Spanish colonists in the 16th-century. 17 October 2013 – 23 March 2014
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France

Aquitaine Museum (Bordeaux), In the Days of the Gauls, Aquitaine before Caesar, an exhibition that explores the life of Iron Age communities in Aquitaine from 800 BC to the arrival of the Romans. 15 September 2012 – 17 March 2013

Gallo-Roman Museums (Lyon and Saint Romain-en-Gal) , Peplum, a joint exhibition at both venues that looks at the way in which antiquity is portrayed in film. 9 October 2012 to 7 April 2013

Cap Sciences (Bordeaux), Lascaux III, newly created replicas of some of the painted panels in the cave of Lascaux. 13 October 2012 – 6 January 2013

The Louvre (Paris), Cyprus between Byzantium and the West, a temporary exhibition that traces the history of art from the 6th and the 16th centuries. 26 October 2012 – 28 January 2013

Chateau de Versailles (Versailles), Versailles and Antiquity. With over 200 artworks from classical sculptures collected by the French Kings to more recent ‘objects d’art’ depicting ancient gods, this exhibition explores the relationship between Versailles and Antiquity. 13 November 2012 – 17 March 2013

The Louvre (Paris), The Croatian Apoxyomenos—A Bronze Athlete. Discovered by a recreational diver in 1996, this exceptional 2nd century BC bronze statue will be on display in the Louvre as part of a Croatian cultural festival in Paris. 23 November 2012 – 25 February 2013
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Notre Dame Archaeological Crypt (Paris) Paris Disappeared – Paris Restored – an exhibition in the Crypt of the Notre Dame Cathedral covering the history of Paris. 13 December 2012 – 31 December 2013
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J1 Exhibition Hall, place de la Joliette (Marseille) Méditerranées. Des grandes cités d’hier aux hommes d’aujourd’hui a ‘fantasy’exhibition that recounts major events in the history of Mediterranean with Ulysses in the guise of a modern man. 12 January – 18 May 2013
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The Louvre (Paris), The Springtime of the Renaissance: Sculpture and the Arts in Florence, 1400-1460 using 140 sculptures and paintings taken from major international collections this exhibition traces classical inspiration in Renaissance art. 23 September 2013 – 6 January 2014

Musée Maillol (Paris), The Etruscans: a celebration of life a unique exhibition of over 250 artefacts from all over Europe that explores the daily life of the Etruscans. 18 September 2013 – 9 February 2014
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Germany

Altes Museum (Berlin), Back to the Beginnings Treasures from Early Civilizations in the Aegean at the Collection of Classical Antiquities. 29 June 2012 – 7 June 2013
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Museum of Cultural History (Magdeburg), Otto the Great and the Roman Empire- Emperorship from Antiquity to the Middle Ages an exhibition that marks the 1100 anniversary of the birth of Otto the Great. 27 August – 9 December 2012

Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin), Olympia: Myth – Cult – Games in Antiquity an exhibition devoted to the ancient shrine of Olympia and the contests that were held there. 31 August 2012 – 7 January 2013

Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Bonn), Treasures of the World’s Cultures, The Great Collections: The British Museum 250 unique objects from the British Museum, showcasing two million years of human culture and history. 30 November 2012 – 7 April 2013
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Neues Museum (Berlin), In the Light of Amarna 100 Years of the Nefertiti Discovery. 7 December 2012 – 13 April 2013

Pergamon Museum (Berlin), Samarra – Centre of the World 101 Years of Archaeological Research on the Tigris. 18 January – 26 May 2013
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Liebieghaus (Frankfurt am Main), Back to Classic Ancient Greece Reconsidered. 8 February – 26 May 2013
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Pergamon Museum (Berlin), Uruk, 5000 Years of the Megacity, an exhibition that explores the history and archaeology of the World’s first city. 25 April – 8 September 2013
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Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Bonn), Cleopatra – The Oriental Garden. On the roof of Art and Exhibition Hall a garden inspired by Egyptian garden design, intended to complement the Cleopatra exhibition in the same museum. 17 May – 6 October 2013
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Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Bonn), Cleopatra: The Eternal Diva examines the many faces of Cleopatra from antiquity to the pop culture of the present day. 28 June – 6 October 2013
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Altes Museum (Berlin), Hunter and the hunted: A Roman Mosaic from Lod an interpretative exhibition of one of the biggest and best preserved Roma mosaic. 18 October 2013 – mid May 2014
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Kunsthalle (Munich), Pompeii: Life on the Volcano explores what life was like in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. 15 November 2013 – 23 March 2014
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Karlsruhe Palace, Baden State Museum (Karlsruhe), Empire of Gods: Isis – Mithra – Christ: Cults and Religions in the Roman Empire, an exhibition of outstanding artefacts that documents religious Roman life. 16 November 2013 – 18 May 2014
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Greece

National Archaeological Museum (Athens) The Antikythera Shipwreck: the ship, the treasure, the mechanism, presents all objects recovered from what were in 1900 the first underwater excavations of an archaeological site. 6 April 2012 – 28 April 2013

The Museum of Cycladic Art (Athens) Princesses’ of the Mediterranean in the dawn of History, 500 artefacts provide a new insight into the women of the Mediterranean during the Archaic. 13 December 2012 – 10 April 2013
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National Archaeological Museum (Athens), Seeking the ancient kallos, a collection of photographs by Joshua Garrick 12 September 2013 – 8 January 2014
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Ireland

National Museum of Ireland (Dublin), Rites of Passage at Tara, an exhibition of the exception finds from the Neolithic and Bronze Age of one of the most important archaeological sites in Ireland. Ends 2013

Israel

The Israel Museum (Jerusalem), White Gold: Revealing the World’s Earliest Coins an exhibition of the first coins ever minted. 8 May 2012 – 30 March 2013
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The Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Herod the Great: The King’s Final Journey Herod is a very controversial figure in history, this is the first exhibition to focus on this character. 10 February – 4 January 2014
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Italy

Palazzo Reale (Milan), Constantine 313 AD, the Exhibition explores the importance of Milan and Constantine in the transformation of the Empire. 12 October 2012 – 17 March 2013
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Capitoline Museums (Rome), The Days of Rome, The Age of Balance, an exhibition of the “Golden Age” of artistic production in Rome. 14 October 2012 – 28 April 2013

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology (Bozen), mysteriX – Enigmatic finds from South Tyrol, an exhibition specifically designed for children to get a feel for what it is like to be an archaeologist. 22 January 2013 – 19 January 2014
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Palazzo Strozzi (Florence), The Springtime of the Renaissance: Sculpture and the Arts in Florence, 1400-1460 using 140 sculptures and paintings taken from major international collections this exhibition traces classical inspiration in Renaissance art. Ends 18 August 2013

Civico Museo Archeologico Iulium Carnicum (Zuglio), Crossing the Alps: Roman Itineraries from north-east Italy to Noricum an exhibition that explores the road networks between the north-east plains of Italy and the Celtic region across the Alps. 28 September 2013 – 31 August 2014

National Archaeology Museum (Florence), Cortona: Dawn of the Etruscans an exhibition of new research from the Etruscan town of Cortona. 8 October 2013 – 31 July 2014

Chiostro del Bramante (Rome), Cleopatra: Rome and the Spell of Egypt, 180 objects from leading museums in Europe come together for an extraordinary exhibition of Cleopatra, the first of its kind in 13 years. 12 October 2013 – 2 February 2014

Scuderie del Quirinale (Rome), Augusto a celebration of the life and career of the first Emperor of the Roman Empire. 18 October 2013 – 9 February 2014
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Japan

National Art Centre (Tokyo), The Lady and the Unicorn is a collection of some of Europe’s finest tapestries from the Cluny Museum in Paris. 24 April – 15 July 2013

National Museum of Art (Osaka), The Lady and the Unicorn , a collection of some of Europe’s finest tapestries from the Cluny Museum in Paris. 26 July – 10 October 2013
Review: Huffington Post

The Netherlands

Drents Museum (Assen), We call them Vikings! A travelling exhibition of Viking era objects from the National Historical Museum in Sweden. 1 May – 28 October 2012

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Leiden), Coffins of the Amun Priests this is more than just an exhibition of 3,000 year old mummies, on display is the active work of conservators as they work to preserve these artefacts. 20 April – 15 September 2013
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Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Leiden), 400 years of Arabic studies in the Netherlands with rare books, prints and manuscripts this exhibition traces the history of research into Arabic by scholars at the Leiden University. 6 September 2013 – 2 March 2014
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Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Leiden), Petra. Wonder in the desert spectacular locations from Jordan’s hidden desert city are shown in over 150 archaeological and architectonic highlights. 9 October 2013 – 23 March 2014
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New Zealand

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington), Aztecs: Conquest and glory A collection of objects from many of Mexico’s museums tell the dramatic story of the Aztecs. 29 September 2013 – 9 February 2014
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Norway

Museum of Archaeology (University of Stavanger), Fascinating Seeds: The expression and benefit of the seed An exhibition that brings together the arts and the science in exploring humanity’s relationships with seeds. 7 October 2012 – until further notice

Portugal

National Museum of Archaeology (Lisbon), Quinta do Rouxinol: Roman Pottery on the Tagus Estuary. An exhibition of recent archaeological research on a Roman centre for ceramic production. Ends 29 December 2012

Scotland

National Museum Scotland (Edinburgh), Vikings! The only UK venue for this exhibition that has over 500 objects from the National Historical Museum in Stockholm. 18 January – 12 May 2013
Review: The Scotsman

Singapore

Art Science Museum (Marina Bay Sands), Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb with some 100 artefacts, as well as six mummies, the exhibition unravels the rituals of life, death and the afterlife in ancient Egypt. 27 April – 4 November 2013

Spain

Casa del Lector (Madrid), Villa of the Papyri, The Villa at Herculaneum and its library, a virtual reconstruction of the only surviving library from classical antiquity is presented alongside new archaeological discoveries from the site in Naples. 17 October 2013 – 27 April 2014
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Switzerland

Laténium (Neuchâtel), Flowers of the Pharaohs An exploration of the promise of eternal life through an examination of floral remains found in the tombs of Egyptian mummies. 19 May 2013 – 2 March 2014

Turkey

Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (Istanbul), Waters for A Capital The Water Supply Systems of Byzantine Istanbul/Constantinople. 10 November 2012 – 18 February 2013

Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (Istanbul), (In) Site Sagalossos an exhibition of photographs of the excavation history of the so-called “City of Emperors”. 9 March – 10 June 2013
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United States of America

The Getty Villa (Malibu), The Sanctuaries of Demeter and Persephone at Morgantina votive offerings dating to between 400 and 200 BC from sanctuaries in the ancient city of Morgantina, on loan from the Museo Archeologico Regionale of Aidone in Sicily. 14 April 2012 – 21 January 2013

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Buddhism along the Silk Road 5th–8th Century with objects from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan. 2 June 2012 – 10 February 2013
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The Field Museum (Chicago), Images of the Afterlife. Reconstructions of mummies in the museums collection. 8 June 2012 – 9 June 2013

The Getty Villa (Malibu), Lion Attacking a Horse from the Capitoline Museums, Rome this is the first time this incredible marble sculpture is on view outside of Rome. 10 August 2012 – 4 February 2013

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery – The Smithsonian’s Museum of Asian Art (Washington DC), Nomads and Networks: The Ancient Art and Culture of Kazakhstan Artefacts from Central Asia and the ancient Eurasian steppe cultures. 11 August – 2 December 2012

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Objects from the Kharga Oasis late Roman and Byzantine period artefacts from the Museum’s excavations at the Kharga Oasis including ceramics and cloth, as well as grave goods from an intact tomb. 14 August 2012 – 4 August 2013
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The Getty Center (Los Angeles), The Art of Devotion in the Middle Ages The importance of illuminated manuscripts for prayer in Europe during the Middle Ages. 28 August 2012 – 3 February 2013

The Getty Villa (Malibu), The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection the legacy of the ancient city in modern art. 12 September 2012 – 7 January 2013

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (Chicago), Danh Vo’s “We the People” Exhibition. An exhibition that juxtaposes ancient and contemporary art. 11 September – 16 December 2012

Denver Museum of Nature & Science (Denver), A Day in Pompeii. With a variety of exceptional artefacts this exhibition provides some idea of what daily life was like in Pompeii. 14 September – 13 January 2013

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (Chicago), Between Heaven & Earth: Birds In Ancient Egypt. The first exhibition to explore the role of birds in the Nile Valley. 16 October 2012 – 28 July 2013

Museum of Fine Art (Boston), Chinese Lacquer 1200–1800 this exhibition highlights the wide variety of techniques, styles, and forms of lacquer, as well as its various uses. 16 November 2012 – 8 September 2013
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Arthur M. Sackler Gallery – The Smithsonian’s Museum of Asian Art (Washington DC), Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – An exhibition of recently discovered artefacts on show in the United States for the first time. 17 November 2012 – 24 February 2013

Museum of Fine Art (Boston), Visiting Masterpieces: The Capitoline Brutus one of the icons of Roman art, the bronze of a Roman statesman is on loan from the Capitoline Museum, Rome. 18 January – 1 May 2013
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Reviews: The Boston Globe, The Phoenix

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Sleeping Eros this exhibition presents the latest research on the ‘sleeping Eros’ statue. 29 January – 23 June 2013
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Penn Museum (Philadelphia), Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel, the story of one of the finest Roman mosaics. 10 February – 12 May 2013
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The Leonardo (Salt Lake City), Mummies of the World the largest exhibition of mummies ever bought together in one exhibition. 16 February – 27 May 2013
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Arthur M. Sackler Gallery – The Smithsonian’s Museum of Asian Art (Washington DC), The Cyrus Cylinder in Ancient Persia – an exhibition of this iconic object and sixteen other artefacts that show the influence Persian rule had in the Middle East from 550 BC to 331 BC. 9 March – 28 April 2013

The Field Museum (Chicago), Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux. Life-size reconstructions from the famous cave. 20 March – 8 September 2013
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Review on Archaeology Travel

National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C), Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed, a bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibition of more than 160 ceramic artefacts from seven countries that explores Central America’s ancestral heritage. 29 March 2013 – 1 February 2015
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The Getty Villa (Malibu), Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome masterpieces of ancient art from the crossroads of the Mediterranean. 3 April – 19 August 2013

Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut), Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the land of the Pharaohs explores two thousand years of our fascination with Ancient Egypt in art, architecture, and literature from around the World. 13 April 2013 – 4 January 2014
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Museum of Fine Art (Boston), Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection on display is the extraordinary artistry of armour used by the military elite of Japan from the 12th to the 19th centuries. 14 April – 4 August 2013
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Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), The Cyrus Cylinder in Ancient Persia – an exhibition of this iconic object and sixteen other artefacts that show the influence Persian rule had in the Middle East from 550 BC to 331 BC. 3 May – 14 June 2013

Dallas Museum of Arts (Dallas), The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece with 120 objects Greek and Roman sculpture this exhibition explores the human form in antiquity. 5 May 2013 – 6 October 2013
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Cyrus Cylinder in Ancient Persia – an exhibition of this iconic object and sixteen other artefacts that show the influence Persian rule had in the Middle East from 550 BC to 331 BC. 20 June – 4 August 2013

Asian Art Museum (San Francisco), The Cyrus Cylinder in Ancient Persia – an exhibition of this iconic object and sixteen other artefacts that show the influence Persian rule had in the Middle East from 550 BC to 331 BC. 9 August – 22 September 2013

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (Chicago), Our Work: Modern Jobs – Ancient Origins, an exhibition that compares today’s jobs with their equivalents in the ancient Middle East. 20 August 2013 – 23 February 2014
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Review: Chicago Tribune

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology (Ann Arbor), Discovery! Excavating the Ancient World, an exhibition that explores the many varied methods and techniques archaeologists use to learn more about the past. 23 August – 5 November 2013
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J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages – manuscripts from the Getty’s Collection that allowed medieval viewers to visualise the dramatic narratives and venerate Christian saints. 3 September 2013 – 2 March 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim – an exhibition of medieval church treasures from the recently renovated Hildesheim Cathedral. 17 September 2013 – 5 January 2014
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J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister – masterpieces of medieval English art following the Norman Conquest. 20 September 2013 – 2 February 2014

Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland), Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome – 150 masterpieces from ancient Greek Sicily. 29 September 2013 – 5 January 2014
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Review: Cleveland.com

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), The Cyrus Cylinder in Ancient Persia – an exhibition of this iconic object and sixteen other artefacts that show the influence Persian rule had in the Middle East from 550 BC to 331 BC. 2 October – 2 December 2013

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), Tiberius: Portrait of an Emperor – the over-life-size bronze of Emperor Tiberius, discovered in 1741 and recently subject to new preservation techniques by Getty staff, provides an opportunity to explore Tiberius’s character and career. 16 October 2013 – 3 March 2014

Art Institute Chicago (Chicago), When the Greeks Ruled: Egypt after Alexander the Great, with 75 exquisite objects this exhibitions explores the visual culture of the Ptolemaic Period. 31 October 2013 – 27 July 2014
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom – spectacular objects made between 400 and 800 A.D. the height of Korea’s Silla Kingdom. 4 November 2013 – 23 February 2014
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J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), Gods and Heroes: European Drawings of Classical Mythology – forty drawings from the Getty Museum’s collection, from the Renaissance to the 19th century, this exhibition explores the representation of Classical myths that feature strongly in Western culture. 19 November 2013 – 9 February 2014

The Houston Museum of Natural Science (Houston), Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux. Life-size reconstructions from the famous cave. 18 October 2013 – 23 March 2014
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Review on Archaeology Travel

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology (Ann Arbor), Life in Miniature: Identity and Display at Ancient Seleucia-on-the-Tigris, an exploration of small objects that have never been display publicly before. 20 December 2013 – 16 March 2014
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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (Cambridge, Mass), Digging Veritas: The Archaeology and History of the Indian College and Student Life at Colonial Harvard This exhibitions explores how students lived at colonial Harvard using archaeological artefacts excavated from Harvard Yard. ends 30 June 2014

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (Cambridge, Mass), Storied Walls: Murals of the Americas explores wall paintings in Arizona, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru. ends 31 December 2014

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