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International Museums with Egyptian collections

International Museums with Egyptian collections

If one is to believe Herodotus, Egyptians have existed ever since men appeared upon the earth. More recent observers have noted that Egypt has a longer recorded history than any other country of the Western world, and have reminded us that our own epoch is closer in time to the great temples of classical Greece than the ancient Greeks were to the pyramids of the Old Kingdom. Reason enough for Museum International to take a close look at what a well- known Egyptologist has called 'the qualities traditionally attributed to Egypt: wisdom, excess, riches, immortality, mystery or simply exoticism.


But there is yet another reason that prompted us to explore this fascinating and still timely topic: the science of Egyptology originated in museums. Without the wealth of museum objects and artifacts amassed by private and public collectors, modern man would know little about the meaning and significance of this ancient, rich and endlessly absorbing civilization, and would understand few, if any, of its contributions to contemporary life.

Since the 1992 earthquake in Cairo, we have been witnessing the exponential growth of projects that seek to preserve and enhance the historical diversity of Egypt’s heritage, from the remains of the Pharaonic and Islamic periods to today’s intangible heritage, as well as its modes of exposure and mediation, from the museums of civilisation to high-tech documentation centres. The objects from the Niagara Falls Museum had been purchased in Egypt during the early 1860s, and include ten mummies, nine coffins, and a variety of other artifacts. The Niagara collection consists primarily of funerary material from the 21st Dynasty (ca. 1070–946 BC) to the Roman Period (ca. 31 BC–395 AD), a time of great achievement in the funerary arts.
Museums with Egyptian collections

Australia

  • National Gallery of Victoria - Melbourne
  • Australian Museum - Sydney
  • Nicholson Museum of Antiquities - Sydney

Austria

Kunsthistorisches Museum - Vienna

Belgium

  • Museum Vleeshuis - Antwerp
  • Musees Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire - Brussels
  • Musee Curtius - Liege
  • Musee de Mariemont - Mariemont

Brazil

  • Museu Nacional - Rio de Janeiro

Canada

  • McGill University, Ethnological Museum - Montreal
  • Museum of Fine Arts - Montreal
  • Royal Ontario Museum - Toronto

Cuba

  • Museo Nacional - Havana
  • Czech Republic
  • Naprstkovo Muzeum - Prague

Denmark

  • Nationalmuseet - Copenhagen
  • Thorwaldsen Museum - Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

France

  • Musee Calvet - Avignon
  • Musee de Peinture et de Sculpture - Avignon
  • Musee Municipal - Grenoble
  • Musee Municipal - Limoges
  • Musee des Beaux-Arts - Lyons
  • Musee Guimet - Lyons
  • Musee d'Archeologie - Marseilles
  • Musee des Arts Decoratifs - Nantes
  • Musee Historique et d'Archeologie de l'Orleanais - Orleans
  • Bibliotheque Nationale - Paris
  • Louvre - Paris
  • Musee du Petit Palais - Paris
  • Musee Rodin - Paris
  • Institute d'Egyptologie - Strasbourg
  • Musee Georges Labit - Toulouse

Germany

  • Bode-Museum

Greece

  • National Museum - Athens

Hungary

  • szepmuveszeti Muzeum - Budapest

Ireland

  • National Museum of Ireland - Dublin

Italy

  • Museo Civico - Bologna
  • Museo Archeologico - Florence
  • Museo del Palazzo Ducale - Mantua
  • Museo Archeologico - Milan
  • Museo Nazionale - Naples
  • Museo Nazionale di Antichita - Parma
  • Museo Nazionale - Palermo
  • Museo Barracco - Rome
  • Museo Capitolino - Rome
  • Museo Nazionale Romano dell Terme Diocleziane - Rome
  • Museo dell Accademia dei Concordi - Rovigo
  • Civico Museo di Storia ed Arte - Trieste
  • Museo Egizio - Turin
  • Museo Gregoriano Egizio - Vatican
  • Museo Archeologico del Palazzo Reale di Venizia - Venice

Japan

  • University Archaeological Museum - Kyoto

Mexico

  • Museo Nacional de Antropologia - Mexico City

Netherlands

Poland

  • Muzeum Naradowe - Krakow
  • Muzeum Narodowe - Warsaw

Portugal

  • Fundacao CAlouste Gulbenkein - Lisbon

Spain

  • Museo Arqueologico Nacional - Madrid

Sudan

  • Sudan Museum - Khartum

Sweden

  • Ostergottlands Museum - Linkoping
  • Kulturhistoriska Museet - Lund
  • Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm
  • Victoriamusuem - Uppsala

Switzerland

  • Museum fur Volkerjunde - Basel
  • Musee d'Art et d'Histoire - Geneva
  • Musee d'Cantonal d'Archeologie et d'Histoire- Lausanne
  • Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts - Lausanne
  • Musee d'Ethnographie - Neuchatel
  • Agegg-Stiftung - Riggisberg

United Kingdom

  • City Museum - Bristol
  • Fitwilliam Museum - Cambridge
  • Museum and Art Gallery - Dundee
  • Gulgenkian Museum of Oriental Art and Archaeology - Durham
  • Royal Scottish Museum - Edingurgh
  • Art Gallery and Museum Burnell Collection - Glasgow
  • Hunterian Museum - Glasgow
  • Museums and Art Gallery - Leicester
  • Mersyside County Museum - Liverpool
  • School of Archaeology and Oriental Studies - Liverpool
  • British Museum - London
  • Horniman Museum Petrie Collection university College - London
  • Victoria and Albert Museum - London
  • University Museum - Manchester
  • Castle Museum - Norwich
  • Ashmolean Museum - Oxford
  • Pitt Rivers Museum - Oxford

United States

  • Walters Art Gallery - Baltimore
  • Robert H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology - Berkeley
  • Museum of Fine Arts - Boston
  • Brooklyn Museum - Brooklyn
  • Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University - Cambridge
  • Semitic Museum, Harvard University - Cambridge
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Chicago
  • Oriental Institute Museum - Chicago

Russia

  • State Hermitage Museum - Leningrad
  • State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts - Moscow

Yugoslavia

  • Archeoloski Muzej - Zagreb

Other International Museums

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Leonardo da Vinci Museum
  • Paris Musee du Louvre Treasures
  • Visiting the Smithsonian: Planning a Smithsonian Visit
  • The British Museum, London
  • A Virtual Tour of the American Museum of Papermaking
  • Europe/Russia/Eastern Europe
  • The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Aviation/Museums
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Australian Museum On Line (AMOL)

Further Read:
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0010/001015/101530eo.pdf
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/er/museum.html
http://carlos.emory.edu/COLLECTION/EGYPT/
http://www.rosicrucianegyptianmuseum.org/

Last Updated on Monday 17th January 2011