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.

Listed 143 Exhibitions, for 98 Venues in 24 countries

Last update: 11 December 2014

The following is a list of these temporary exhibitions for 2014, that have an archaeological theme or focus; see also lists for 2012/3 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

Listing temporary exhibitions around the World produces a long list, click on the country name to jump to the exhibitions there.

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


 

Australia

The Nicholson Museum (Sydney), The Lego Acropolis, the iconic World Heritage site made out of Lego bricks. opens July 2013
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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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Melbourne Museum (Melbourne), Aztecs over 200 artefacts and dramatic multimedia installations tell the story of the Aztecs and their relations with the gods they both feared and appeased. 6 April – 10 August 2014

Museum of Western Australia (Perth), Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul with more than 230 artefacts, ome over a thousand years old, this exhibition explores the long and complex history of Afghanistan. 26 July 2014 – 18 January 2015
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Australia Museum (Sydney), Aztecs – a rich and brutal story, the birth of Modern Mexico a 500 year epic story of the rise and fall of the Aztec Empire. 13 September 2014 – 1 February 2015
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Austria


Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna), Emperor Charles V Captures Tunis: Documenting a Campaign, on display are ten of the original 12 cartoons documenting the Tunisian campaign, that were used as studies for tapestries. 7 May 2013 – 1 February 2015

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

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna), Contests in Ore: The Portrait Medal in the German Renaissance, is the first exhibition to showcase the medals that circulated the German speaking countries in the early Modern era. 3 June 2014 – 25 January 2015

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna), A Triptych depicting Charles V as King of Spain from the Stedelijke Musea, Mechelen, this extraordinary object is on loan from Flanders. 26 June 2014 – 1 June 2015

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna), The Romanesque Reliefs of the portal of Gurk Cathedral, these 13th century polychrome wooden carvings are thought to be the most important surviving objects of their time in Austria. 30 September 2014 – 12 April 2015


 

Belgium

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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Cinquantenaire Museum (Brussels), Lascaux: The Sistine Chapel of Prehistory, actual-size reproductions of parts of the famous cave are displayed alongside artefacts and bones from the museum’s archaeological collections. 14 November 2014 – 15 March 2015
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Canada

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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Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto), The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors about 250 rare objects, some of which have not been seen outside of China, will provide a glimpse of what life was like in the imposing imperial palace. 8 March – August 2014

The Montreal Science Center (Montreal), Lascaux III, Life-size reconstructions from the famous cave. Opening 16 April 2014
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Review on Archaeology Travel

Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto), Cairo Under Wraps: Early Islamic Textiles 80 objects from the ROM collection of Early Islamic textiles that date between the 7th to 14th centuries. 21 June 2014 – 25 January 2015

Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History (Montréal), The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great over 500 artefacts from 21 different Greek museums are brought together to tell the story of 5,000 years of history and culture in Greece. 12 December 2014 – 26 April 2015
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China


National Museum of China (Beijing), The Mediterranean World from the Collections of the Musée du Louvre, objects and artefacts from various civilisations around the Mediterranean from the 4th century BC to the more recent past in this region. 29 October 2013 – 9 February 2014
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Shanghai Museum (Shanghai), Anatolian Civilizations: From the Neolithic Age to the Ottoman Empire, 122 artefacts tell the story of the history of Asia Minor. 19 November 2013 – 20 February 2014

Shanghai Museum (Shanghai), Tracing History: Archaeological Discoveries in Shanghai, three galleries explore three broad periods in the history of Shanghai: protohistory, urbanisation and Buddhism. 7 June – 31 August 2014

Shanghai Museum (Shanghai), Noble Life of the Zhou: Bronzes Unearthed from the Cemetery of the Western Zhou Aristocrats at Shigushan of Baoji, the discovery of the cemetery at Western Zhou was rated in the top ten finds in China for 2013. 13 November 2014 – 1 March 2015

Shanghai Museum (Shanghai), Indian Buddhist Art , this exhibition shows how changes in Buddhist art in India are related to the changes in Buddhism. 3 December 2014 – 2 February 2015


 

Croatia


Archaeological Museum (Zagreb), Šenoa’s treasure – numismatic collection of August Šenoa, highlights of August Šenoa’s collection of Greek, Roman, mediaeval and modern coins. 20 November 2014 – 15 February 2015
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Mimara Museum (Zagreb), The Croatian Apoxyomenos, the final stop for this 1.92m tall bronze statue of a Greek athlete before it goes on permanent display at a museum in Mali Lošinj. 2014
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England

Barnsley Experience (Barnsley), The Romans are Coming an exhibition about life in Barnsley during Roman times. 9 September 2013 – 4 January 2014

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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Review on Archaeology Travel

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

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery (Carlisle), Crosby Garrett Roman Helmet, an opportunity to see this exceptional ceremonial parade Roman helmet. 1 November 2013 – 26 January 2014

The British Museum (London), Roman War Games: Helmets from Crosby Garrett and Ribchester. The Crosby Garrett Helmet is a temporary loan to the museum, a recent find that still attracts more questions than answers.28 January – 27 April 2014
Read about the controversy on Looting Matters

Norwich Castle Museum (Norwich), Roman Empire: power and people, an opportunity to see this exceptional ceremonial parade Roman helmet. 1 February – 27 April 2014

Natural History Museum (London), Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story, over two hundred objects and artefacts tell the story of ancient Britain. 14 February – 28 September 2014

Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge), Wickham Market Hoard, one of the largest hoards of Iron Age gold coins belonging to Boudica’s Iceni tribe. 1 December 2013 – 2 March 2014

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (Exeter), Intimate Worlds: Exploring Sexuality through the Sir Henry Wellcome Collection, the first exhibition of erotic objects from the Wellcome collection. 9 April – 29 June 2014

Waddesdon Manor (Aylesbury), Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel, the story of one of the finest Roman mosaics. 4 June 2014 – 26 October 2014
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Ashmolean Museum (Oxford), Discovering Tutankhamun, with Howard Carter’s original records, drawings and photographs this exhibition tells the story of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries. 24 July – 26 October 2014
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Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (Bristol), Made in China: a Imperial Ming Vase, this is the largest Ming vase of its kind in the collection of the British Museum. 21 October 2014 – 4 January 2015
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Freud Museum (London), Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing, with objects from Freud’s collection of art and artefacts this exhibition explores Freud’s theories of love. 22 October 2014 – 8 March 2015


 

France

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 Cernuschi (Paris), Bronzes of Imperial China from the 10th to the 19th century, with over one thousand objects covering the Song to the Qing dynasty. 20 September 2013 – 19 January 2014

Institut du monde arabe (Paris), Dedicated to Ishtar: Syria, January 1934, André Parrot discovers Mari, the story about the discovery of the Sumerian statue Ishtar, King of Mari. 23 January – 4 May 2014

Musée Guimet (Paris), Angkor: Birth of a myth, Louis Delaporte and Cambodia with over 250 pieces, this exhibition explores the origins and development of the mythology surrounding he archaeological site of Angkor. 16 October 2013 – 27 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. Ends 9 February 2014

Musée d’Archéologie nationale (Saint-Germain en Laye), From Carthage to Mina: the collections of Gauckler et Pradel an exhibition that explores the relationship between archaeological sites and scientific careers. 14 February – 28 April 2014

Musée du Louvre Lens (Lens), The Etruscans and the Mediterranean: the city of Cerveteri, a look at the Etruscans and the impact of their civilisation in the Mediterranean through the archaeology on of one their biggest cities. 5 December 2013 – 10 March 2014

Musée du Louvre Lens (Lens), See the Sacred, an exploration of eight themes in sacred art across four major time periods of Europe’s history. 4 December 2013 – 21 April 2014

Le Grand Palais (Paris), Moi, Auguste, Empereur de Rome, artefacts from leading collections around Europe that celebrate the life and career of the Roman Empire’s first Emperor, Augustus. 19 March – 13 July 2014
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Musée d’Anthropologie Préhistorique (Monaco), Misconceptions of Prehistory, dinosaurs and cave men just do not go together. 5 April – 30 October 2014
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Pinacothèque de Paris (Paris), The myth of Cleopatra, an exhibition that explores the archaeological and popular culture that surrounds one of the most iconic of women from antiquity. 10 April – 7 September 2014

Palais des Beaux-Arts (Lille), Senusret III, the legendary Pharaoh, over 300 objects from museums around the World tell the amazing story of one of the most important kings of the Middle Kingdom in ancient Egypt. 10 October 2014 – 25 January 2015
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Musée d’Archéologie nationale (Saint-Germain en Laye), The origins of the Greeks: between dream and archaeology, the exhibition explores the way in which the ancient Greeks have been imagined, and the basis of these representations in fantasy and archaeology. 5 October 2014 – 19 January 2015

The Louvre (Paris), Medieval Morocco: An Empire from Africa to Spain 300 objects chart the complex history of Morocco and Andalusia from the 11th to the 15th century. 17 October 2014 – 19 January 2015
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The Louvre (Paris), Rhodes: A Greek Island and Gateway to the East, with artefacts from Rhodes, Copenhagen, London and Paris, this exhibition explores he pivotal place Rhodes had as a trading hub in the eastern Mediterranean during the 14th and 6th centuries BC. 14 November 2014 – 10 February 2015
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Germany

Kunsthalle (Munich), Pompeii: Life on the Volcano explores what life was like in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. 15 November 2013 – 23 March 2014

Rheinisches Landesmuseum (Trier), A Dream of Rome: Roman city life in southwest Germany, with a diverse selection of artefacts from various sites this exhibition explores what life was like in one of the Roman provinces. 15 March – 28 September 2014
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Römisch-Germanisches Museum (Cologne), Alfred Seiland – Imperium Romanum, a photographic collection of sites from around the Roman Empire. 8 November 2013 – 30 March 2014
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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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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

ehemaliges Autohaus Lueg (Bochum), The Terracotta Army, with 150 life-sized replicas of the famous terracotta sculptures this exhibition shares the importance of what is arguably one of the most spectacular archaeological finds of the 20th century. 17 April – 5 October 2014

The Coronation Hall (in the Town Hall), the Centre Charlemagne (Katschhof), and the Cathedral Treasury (Aachen – three venues), The three exhibitions: Places of Power, The Art of Charlemagne, and Lost Treasures these three exhibitions mark the 1200th anniversary of the death of Charlemagne in Aachen on 28 January 814. 20 June – 21 September 2014
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Römisch-Germanisches Museum (Cologne), 14 AD: Roman Rule on the Rhine. 26 June – October 2014

Landesmuseum Württemberg (Stuttgart), A Dream of Rome: Roman city life in southwest Germany, with a diverse selection of artefacts from various sites this exhibition explores what life was like in one of the Roman provinces. 25 October 2014 – 4 April 2014

Archäologische Museum Hamburg (Hamburg), Mythos Hammaburg: archaeological discoveries from the beginning of Hamburg, an exhibition that brings together traditional historical sources with archaeological research on this great Hanseatic city. 31 October 2014 – 26 April 2015
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Römisch-Germanisches Museum (Cologne), Archaeology of Modernism, during 2010 excavations for the construction of the U Bahn in Berlin sculptures that had been labelled as degenerate art by the Nazis were recovered. 6 December 2014 – 26 April 2015
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Greece

National Archaeological Museum (Athens), Seeking the ancient kallos, a collection of photographs by Joshua Garrick 12 September 2013 – 8 January 2014

Museum of Cycladic Art (Athens), HYGIEIA. Health, Illness, Treatment from Homer to Galen, with over 300 artefacts from 41 museums across Greece and Europe this exhibition explores issues of health, sickness and medicine from around 1200 BC to the 3rd century AD. 19 November 2014 – 31 May January 2015
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Museum of Cycladic Art (Athens), BEYOND. Death and Afterlife in Ancient Greece, 120 artefacts from 21 museums around the world explores ancient beliefs about death and the afterlife as well as burial customs. 11 September 2014 – 8 February 2014
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Ireland

Ambassador Event Centre (Dublin), Terracotta Warriors: The Terracotta Army of the ‘First Emperor of China’, an extensive exhibition that tells the story of the world famous Terracotta Army, with over 150 replicas. ends 30 November 2014

National Museum of Ireland, Archaeology (Dublin), Rites of Passage at Tara, this exhibition tells the story of the Mound of Hostages at Tara from the results of the many years of excavation there. throughout 2014

National Museum of Ireland, Archaeology (Dublin), Clontarf 1014: Brian Boru and the Battle for Dublin, an exhibition to ark the thousand year anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf. throughout 2014


 

Israel

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 2013 – 4 January 2014

The Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Face to Face: The Oldest Masks in the World the enigmatic stone masks that are dated to about 9,000 years ago are brought together on public display for the first time. 11 March 2014 – 31 January 2015


 

Italy

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

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

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology (Bozen), Frozen Stories – Discoveries in the Alpine glaciers, explore the varied archaeological finds that have been made in the glaciers over the last decade or so. 25 February 2014 – 22 February 2015

Villa Adriana (Tivoli), Hadrian and Greece, between Classicism and Hellenism, with a number of important artefacts on loan from collections in Greece and displayed in Hadrian’s Villa, this exhibition examines the role Hadrian played in the two way relationship between the way in which the Greeks are portrayed in Tivoli and the way the Greeks saw Hadrian. 9 April – 2 November 2014
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Castel Sant’Angelo (Rome), Apotheosis, from Men to Gods: The Mausoleum of Hadrian, this exhibition explores the historical and religious significance of the Mausoleum as the burial architecture of Imperial leaders. 21 December 2013 – 27 April 2014
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National Roman Museum – Palazzo Massimo alle Terme (Rome), Monsters: Fantastic Creatures of Fear and Myth, with over a hundred artefacts from museums collections from all over the World, this exhibition charts the evolution of the ‘monster’ in ancient Mediterranean cultures.20 December 2013 – 1 June 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

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


 

Japan


 

Macedonia


Archaeological Museum of Macedonia (Skopje), Ancient Mosaics of Ravenna, replicas of mosaics from the Basilica of San Vitale, said to be among the finest examples of early Christian and Byzantine art in Western Europe. 22 October 2014 – 8 January 2015


 

Malta


National Museum of Archaeology (Valetta), Malta – the Great Story of a Small Island-Nation through 100 Objects, from the island’s beginning some 35 million years ago to the EU accession. ends 1 February 2015

Inquisitor’s Palace (Vittoriosa), The Roman Inquisition in Malta, tells the multifaceted story of the role of the Inquisitor as supreme judge of the Holy Inquisition and Apostolic Delegate representative of the Papacy. 18 September 2014 – 11 January 2015
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Mexico


National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico City), Ceramics: Divine Art from Ancient Greece, decorated pottery from the Louvre sheds light on the religion and royal life of ancient Greeks. Ends 27 April 2014


 

The Netherlands


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

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

Dutch National Museum of Antiquities – Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Leiden), Rare Merovingian glass a special exhibition of rare glass artefacts from the Merovingian period in the Netherlands. 25 April 2014 – 19 April 2015

Dutch National Museum of Antiquities – Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Leiden), Two Egyptian Pharaoh figurines the two new acquisitions, one of which is the oldest known statue of a named Pharaoh. 9 September 2014 – 2 November 2014

Dutch National Museum of Antiquities – Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Leiden), 75 Years for the NINO, an exhibition to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Netherlands Institute for the Near East. 1 October 2014 – 3 May 2015

Dutch National Museum of Antiquities – Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Leiden), Carthage a major exhibition bringing together artefacts from museums in Tunisia and Europe to tell the story of the legendary, ancient city of Carthage. 27 November 2014 – 10 May 2015


 

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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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington), China: Throne of Emperors, this legacy explores the legacies of seven Chinese emperors from Qin, who unified China around 2,000 years ago, to Qianlong, whose imperial court produced some of the finest treasures in China’s past. Opens 22 March 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


 

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Russia


Hermitage Museum (St Petersburg), Unfading Colours: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel or Немеркнущие краски: Римская мозаика из Лода, Израиль, the final stop of this extraordinary object before it heads back to Israel and goes on Permanent display. 19 December 2014 – 25 April 2015
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Read more about the Lod Mosaic, and a review of the Lod Mosaic at Waddesdon Manor.


 

Scotland

National Museum Scotland (Edinburgh), Creative Spirit:Revealing Early Medieval Scotland, an innovative exhibition of ‘Medieval’ artefacts that have been re-created using a combination of modern technology and traditional craft skills, objects that are otherwise badly preserved. 25 October 2013 – 23 February 2014
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National Museum Scotland (Edinburgh), Ming: the Golden Empire, the only UK showing of this international exhibition that sees a selection of original objects from the Nanjing Museum introduce the remarkable cultural and technological aspects of the Ming dynasty. 27 June – 19 October 2014

National Museum Scotland (Edinburgh), Indian Encounters, an exhibition that explores the relationship between India and Great Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries. 14 November 2014 – 1 March 2015


 

Spain

El Born Cultural Centre (Barcelona), Barcelona 1700: From stones to people, the archaeological site is used as a backdrop to an exhibition about the War of the Catalans from 1713-1714. 11 September 2013 – 11 September 2014
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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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Museo Nacional de Arte Romano (Merida), Augustus and Merida, to mark the 2000th anniversary of the death of Augustus, this exhibition explores the legacy of the Roman Emperor on the Iberian peninsular. 10 July 2014 – 6 January 2015


 

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

Fondation Pierre Gianadda (Martigny), The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece with 120 objects Greek and Roman sculpture this exhibition explores the human form in antiquity. 21 February – 9 June 2014

Musée Romain de Lausanne-Vidy (Lausanne), Hot Romans: Gender(s) in the Museums in association with the canton’s zoology museum and botanical gardens, the three institutions are exploring issues of sex and gender, past and present. 12 April – 26 October 2014


 

United States of America


J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), Relief with Antiochos and Herakles, this sculptured marble dating to about 330 BC is on temporary loan from the National Archaeological Museum, Athens. 23 May 2012 – 4 May 2015
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Museum of Man (San Diego), Maya: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth, on display are casts of enormous original stelae from Quirigua, in Guatemala. 31 July 2012 – 31 July 2015
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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

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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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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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

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 Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings, an exhibition of exquisite stone carved artefacts – one of China’s oldest artistic traditions. 11 December 2013 – 8 March 2015
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science (Houston), Magna Carter, an original edition of this Medieval document, and the only known example of the King’s Writ will be on display. 14 February – 17 August 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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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral, on display are six Romanesque-period windows created in 1178–80. 25 February – 18 May 2014
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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

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

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

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University (New York), Temple and Tomb: Prehistoric Malta, 3600-2500 BCE, the first exhibition of Malta’s Neolithic cultures in the USA – includes clay and stone sculptures, decorative architectural reliefs, as well as historic drawings and photographs. 21 March – 7 July 2014
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Harn Museum of Art (Gainesville, GL.), Kongo Across the Waters, with 160 artefacts representing five centuries of Kongo culture, this exhibition explores the history of Africa in North America. 22 October 2013 – 23 March 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
Read more …
Review on Archaeology Travel

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), East Meets West: Byzantine Illumination at the Cultural Crossroads – the rich tradition of illuminated manuscripts from the courts of the Byzantine Empire (A.D. 330–1453). 25 March – 22 June 2014

University of Michigan Museum of Art (Ann Arbor), Fragments from the Past: Islamic Art from the Collection of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, artefacts as diverse as vessels and architectural fragments from Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran that show how objects of everyday life have been lavishly decorated by their makers. 20 December 2013 – April 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, 70 works by 35 artists in various media explore China’s tradition of the use of ink that stretches back over two millennia. 11 December 2013 – 6 April 2014
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J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections – a collection of luminous icons, textiles, architectural sculptures, frescoes, and mosaics that demonstrate artists use of pagan and early Christian beliefs to represent rich and spiritual world of Byzantium. 9 April – 25 August 2014

Carter Presidential Library and Museum (Atlanta, GA.), Kongo Across the Waters, with 160 artefacts representing five centuries of Kongo culture, this exhibition explores the history of Africa in North America. 15 May – 21 September 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Cleopatra’s Needle, explores the significance of ancient obelisks and the history of the obelisk in Central Park. 3 December 2013 – 8 June 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

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), Chivalry in the Middle Ages, with with beautifully illuminated Medieval manuscripts from the museum’s permanent collection this exhibition explores what chivalry really meant in the Middle Ages. 8 July – 30 November 2014
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Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Gold and Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia, on display is the Museum’s collection of jewellery that dates to between 1700 BC to 300 AD acquired during excavations in the early 20th century. 19 July 2014 – 14 May 2017
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age, with over 260 objects from museums around the World, this exhibition explores the influence the Assyrian civilization had across the Near East and Mediterranean. 22 September 2014 – 4 January 2015
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Irving Arts Center (Irving, Texas), Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed, this exhibition showcases the more extraordinary objects from Peru’s pre-Inca past – the centerpiece of which is the El Tocado pre-Columbian headdress. 4 October – 31 December 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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University of Michigan Museum of Art (Ann Arbor), Pearls of Wisdom: The Arts of Islam at the University of Michigan, with objects that served a variety of functions, spanning several centuries this exhibition explores central themes on the conception and production of Islamic art from the Medieval era to the present day. 15 October – 21 December 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Innovation and Spectacle: Chinese Ritual Bronzes, three ritual wine vessels from the 5th century BC are on loan from the Shanghai Museum, China. 18 October 2014 – 8 March 2015
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Princeton University Art Museum (Princeton, NJ.), Kongo Across the Waters, with 160 artefacts representing five centuries of Kongo culture, this exhibition explores the history of Africa in North America. 25 October 2014 – 25 January 2015

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (Indianapolis), Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army, the only US appearance of these extraordinary ancient objects from China. Ends 2 November 2014

J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), Dangerous Perfection: Funerary Vases from Southern Italy, following a six year restoration project, 13 Apulian funerary vases provide a opportunity to explore customs and beliefs about death and the afterlife. 19 November 2014 – 11 May 2015
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J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville, this extraordinary hoard of Roman silverwork was discovered by a French farmer in 1830. This exhibition of the objects follows a four year conservation initiative, and is the first time they have been seen outside of Paris. 19 November 2014 – 17 August 2015
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Cincinnati Museum Center (Cincinnati), Mummies of the World, explores mummies from Europe, South America and Egypt, some of which date back 4,500 years. 26 November 2014 – 25 April 2015

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