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: 102 Exhibitions are listed, for 67 Venues in 23 countries

Last update: 20 December 2015

The following is a list of these temporary exhibitions for 2015, that have an archaeological theme or focus.
See previous lists: 2012/3 | 2014 | 2016 | 2017

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

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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

Australia Museum (Sydney), Aztecs – a rich and brutal story, the birth of Modern Mexico over 200 artefacts and dramatic multimedia reconstructions tell a 500 year epic story of the rise and fall of the Aztec Empire. 13 September 2014 – 1 February 2015

Nicholson Museum, University of Sydney (Sydney), Egyptians, Gods and Mummies: Travels with Herodotus looks at ancient Egypt through the eyes of an ancient Greek Traveler. ends 1 February 2015



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), 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

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna), Coinage and Power in Ancient Israel, with ancient coins from the University of Vienna and the Israel Museum this exhibition explores the dramatic political changes that took place in Near East from the 4th century BC to the time of Hadrian in the 2nd century AD. 24 February 2015 – 1 May 2016



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 – 12 April 2015

BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts (Brussels), Timbuktu Reaissance, a collection of 16 representative manuscripts dating between the 11th and 18th centuries are accompanied by background text and a slideshow of contemporary Timbuktu to tell the story of a heritage we nearly lost forever. 19 December 2014 – 22 February 2015

Cinquantenaire Museum (Brussels), Djehutihotep: 100 years of excavations in Egypt, this exhibition compares the excavation techniques carried out by different teams of archaeologists over the last 100 years at the exquisitely decorated tomb of governor Djehutihotep. 6 November 2015 – 20 April 2016

Cinquantenaire Museum (Brussels), Sarcophagi: Under the stars of Nut, with many objects that have never before been put on public display this exhibition allows visitors to witness the restoration of ten sarcophagi and ‘mummy planks’ from Deir el-Bahari, in so doing this reveals the funerary rituals of the ancient Egyptians. 10 October 2015 – 20 April 2016





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

Museum of Civilisation (Québec), Egyptian Magic over 250 artefacts from Leiden and the Louvre, including amulets, scarabs and magical figurines, explore the role of magic in ancient Egypt. 27 May 2015 – 10 April 2016

Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History (Montréal), The Aztecs, People of the Sun a stunning collection of authentic material remains from the Aztec civilization from Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology and the Templo Mayor Museum. Opens 29 May 2015

Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto), Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano over 200 artefacts reveal the public and private lives of citizens of Pompeii hours before the eruption. 13 June 2015 – 3 January 2016

Canadian Museum of History (Québec), The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great from the Neolithic era to the time of Alexander the great this exhibition covers 5,000 years of Greek history. 15 June – 12 October 2015

Canadian Museum of History (Québec), We Call them Vikings this exhibition features 500 artefacts from The Swedish History Museum. 3 December 2015 – 17 April 2016

Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History (Montréal), Agatha Christie and Archaeology an original and unique exhibition about the famous British novelist and her life in archaeology. 8 December 2015 to 17 April 2016



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



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

Archaeological Museum (Zagreb), AQUAE IASAE- New discoveries from the Roman period at Varazdin Toplice, numerous sculptures are juxtaposed with visual reconstructions of the buildings they once adorned. 11 December 2015 – 23 April 2016



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

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

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery (Shrewsbury), Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth From Myth, six questions explore misconceptions and controversies around our understanding of ancient Egypt. 24 January – 26 April 2015

British Library (London), Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy, to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta this exhibition brigs together the four surviving copies of the great charter. 13 March – 1 September 2015

National Maritime Museum Cornwall (Falmouth), Viking Voyagers, with artefacts from major international collections this exhibition explores some of he myths behind the image of the bloodthirsty Viking and what made them such a success on the seas. 20 March 2015 – 22 February 2017

Manchester Museum (Manchester), Gifts for the Gods: Animal Mummies Revealed, a presentation of representations of animals, whether in the form of pictures, statuettes or mummies, and how these were used as gifts for the gods. A highlight of the exhibition is the recreation of an animal catacombs. 8 October 2015 – 17 April 2016

The Victoria & Albert (London), Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1854-1860, an exhibition of some of the earliest photographs of Indian landscapes and architecture. 24 June – 11 October 2015



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 – 22 May 2016

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

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

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

The Louvre (Lens), Animals and Pharaohs, around 430 artefacts – many of which come from the Louvre’s Egyptology collection – explore the relationship between rulers and animals in ancient Egypt. 5 December 2014 – 9 March 2015

The Louvre (Paris), The Saga of the Thracian Kings: Archaeological Discoveries in Bulgaria, this exhibition explores the ancient Odrysian kingdom of Thrace. On display for the first time are the archaeologically complete sets of major tomb artefacts – the highlight of which is the royal tomb of Seuthes III. 16 April – 20 July 2015

The Louvre (Lens), Paris, Florence, Sienna, this exhibition explores the artistic relations between France and Italy in the 13th and 14th centuuries. 27 May – 28 September 2015

Parc des expositions (Paris), Lascaux III, the touring exhibition comes back to France – to the French capital. 15 May – 31 August 2015

Musée d’Archéologie Nationale (Saint-Germain-en-Laye), Lascaux par Christian Jégou, a collection of original water colours made in the cave of Lascaux. 9 September 2015 – 9 November 2015

Musée d’Archéologie Nationale (Saint-Germain-en-Laye), Le futur du passé, images de la restauration du château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, photographs and historical records document the various restoration projects of the château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye. 19 September 2015 – 17 January 2016



The Alamanni Museum (Ellwangen), Two Brothers, One Monastery: the Ellwangen Abbey between Piety and Politics, this exhibition explores the Alamannic Frankish roots of monastic foundation in 764. 26 July 2014 – 18 January 2015

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 – 12 April 2015

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 – 10 April 2016

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

Rheinisches Landesmuseum (Trier), 1636: Their Last Battle, an exhibition of the mass grave of 125 soldiers involved in the Battle of Wittstock. 17 April – 18 October 2015

Römisch-Germanisches Museum (Cologne), Agrippina: Empress from Cologne, Agrippina the Younger became one of the more powerful women in the Julio-Claudian dynasty – with objects on loan from other countries this small but important exhibition commemorates the 2000th anniversary of the Empress’s birth in Cologne. 26 November 2015 – 29 March 2016



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 the evolution of healing practices public health from around 1200 BC to the 3rd century AD. 19 November 2014 – 31 May January 2015

Museum of Cycladic Art (Athens), BEYOND. Death and Afterlife in Ancient Greece, 120 artefacts from 21 museums around the world explores ancient beliefs and customs that surrounded the mortal body and the immortal soul. 11 September 2014 – 8 February 2014



Cork Public Museum, Fitzgeralds Park (Cork), Prehistoric Rock Art, photographs and drawings of rock art in Cork, as well as paintings inspired by prehistoric art. 31 October 2015 – February 2016
Review of the opening |



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

The Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Hadrian: An Emperor Cast in Bronze, the bronze portraits of the Emperor Hadrian can be together for the first time. 22 December 2015 – 30 June 2016



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 – 10 January 2016

Palazzo Strozzi (Florence), Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World, over 50 ancient bronze artefacts from the Mediterranean come together for the first major international exhibition of Hellenistic bronze sculptures. 14 March – 21 June 2015



Tokyo National Museum (Tokyo), Masterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture from Northern Japan, on display are representative examples of Buddhist art from northern Japan. 14 January – 5 April 2015

Tokyo National Museum (Tokyo), The Great Tsunami of March 11, 2011 and the Restoration of Cultural Properties , the results of four years of restoration in northeastern Japan. 14 January – 15 March 2015

Tokyo National Museum (Tokyo), Indian Buddhist Art from Indian Museum, Kolkata , 80 artefacts of Indian Buddhist art from the oldest museum in Asia. 17 March – 17 May 2015

Tokyo National Museum (Tokyo), Cleopatra and the Queens of Egypt, an international exhibition with objects from museum collections around the World about the Queens of Egypt, whether as wives of Kings or rulers in their own right. 11 July – 23 September 2015
Also at The National Museum of Art (Osaka), 10 October – 27 December 2015 website

Tokyo National Museum (Tokyo), The Great Terracotta Army of China’s First Emperor, a selection of artefacts and terracotta figures, including a bronze chariot, from Qin shihuang’s mausoleum complex. 27 October 2015 – 23 February 2016

The National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo), The Golden Legend, 50 artefacts from ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and Etruria give an impression of gold jewellery in the Classical world. 16 October 2015 – 11 January 2016



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



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



Museo Nacional de Antropología (Mexico City), Codices of Mexico: Memory and Knowledge. September 2014 – January 2015


The Netherlands

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), 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

Dutch National Museum of Antiquities – Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Leiden), Egypt, Land of Immortality 150 objects all from the museum’s collection (some of which have never been displayed before) tell the story of how ancient Egyptians prepared for the afterlife. 15 April 2016 – 4 September 2016


New Zealand







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
Venue Website
Read more about the Lod Mosaic, and a review of the Lod Mosaic at Waddesdon Manor.



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

The McManus, Art Gallery & Museum (Dundee), Roman Empire: Power & People, the only stop in Scotland for this touring exhibition that includes 160 artefacts relating to the Roman Empire. 24 January 2015 – 10 May 2015



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



Laténium Archaeological Park and Museum (Neuchâtel), Origins of the Black Pharaohs: 10,000 years of Nubian Archaeology, explores the prehistory of Nubia from its earliest villages to the great kingdoms that rivalled those of ancient Egypt. 3 September 2014 – 17 May 2015

The Swiss National Museum (Zurich), Archaeology Treasures of the Swiss National Museum, 400 artefacts dating to between 100,000 years ago and 800 AD. 21 June 2013 – 31 December 2015

Palexpo (Geneva), Lascaux 3, the touring international exposition. 2 October 2015 – 17 January 2016

Laténium Archaeological Park and Museum (Neuchâtel), Behind the Great Wall: China and Mongolia during the time of the first emperors, with a diversity of funerary artefacts this exhibition tells the story of the rivalry between the nomadic Mongols and sedentary Chinese, which resulted in the building of the Great Wall of China. 23 October 2015 – 29 May 2016




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

Museum of Man (San Diego), Maya: Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth, on display are the casts of large stelae taken from the originals at the archaeological site of Quirigua in Guatemala. 31 July 2012 – 31 July 2015

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 2013 – 25 January 2015

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

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

The Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago (Chicago), Our Work: Modern Jobs – Ancient Origins, a series of 24 photographic portraits use ancient artefacts in the museum’s collection to documents relationships between past and the present by way of the work people do. 28 August 2014 – 24 April 2016

Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.), Nasta‛liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy, the first exhibition to focus on nasta‛liq – a calligraphic script that developed in 14th century in Iran and is still today one of the most expressive forms of aesthetic refinement in Persian culture. 13 September 2014 – 3 May 2015

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

Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.), Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips, for the first time an exhibition that tells the story of archaeological expeditions led by Wendell Phillips in modern-day Yemen in 1950 and 1951. 11 October 2014 – 7 June 2015

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

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

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

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

Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.), Chinese Ceramics: 13th–14th Century, ceramic production during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368). 20 December 2014 – 3 January 2015

Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.), Zen, Tea, and Chinese Art in Medieval Japan, explores the Chinese roots of Zen Buddhism, tea, and ink painting. 20 December 2014 – 3 January 2015

University of Michigan Museum of Archaeology (Ann Arbor), Death Dogs: The Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt, the mythical ‘death dogs’ of ancient Egypt have had a lasting appeal, as popular in modern times as they were important in ancient times central to the symbolism of death and the afterlife. 6 February – 3 May 2015

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Philadelphia), Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama, on display is a high chieftain’s grave that was excavated in 1940 revealing spectacular gold artefacts, as well as pottery, tools and weapons. 7 February – 1 November 2015

(New York), Buddhist Art of Myanmar, 70 objects, including bronze, stone and wood sculptures, paintings, textiles and lacquer implements dating from the 5th to the early twentieth century tell the story of a remarkable tradition never before displayed in the West. 10 February – 10 May 2015

The Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago (Chicago), A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo, a look at the multicultural city of Cairo between the 7th and 12th centuries AD. 17 February – 13 September 2015

Field Museum (Chicago), Vikings, with hundreds of artefacts of all kinds, as well as interactive displays, learn about the myths and legends of the Vikings and what we know about them today. 27 February – 4 October 2015

American Indian Museum Heye Center, Smithsonian Institution (New York), Ceramica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed, a bilingual exhibition that with 150 objects explores the ancestral heritage of Central America from 1000 BC to the recent past. Seven cultural areas are included in the exhibition, they are: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. 18 April 2015 – January 2017

The Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago (Chicago), A Threatened Heritage, a series of graphic information panels are interspersed throughout the Mesopotamia (Iraq and Syria), the Southern Levant, Egypt, and Nubia galleries of the museum documenting the threat to the archaeology of these areas. 21 May 2015 – ongoing

J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World, the first major international exhibition of Hellenistic bronze sculptures. 28 July 2015 – 1 November 2015

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, a major international exhibition of over 230 objects that looks at the artistic, cultural and religious developments following the unification of upper and lower Egypt. 12 October 2015 – 24 January 2016

The Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago (Chicago), Persepolis: Images of an Empire, a photographic exhibition of images from the 1930s documenting the Oriental Institute’s Persian Expedition in Iran. 13 October 2015 – 11 September 2016

Field Museum (Chicago), The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great, over 500 objects, many of which have never been seen outside of Greece before, will chart 5,000 years of ancient Greece. 25 November 2015 – 10 April 2016

National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World, the first major international exhibition of about 50 ancient bronze sculptures from the Mediterranean. 6 December 2015 – 26 March 2016