Egyptian antiquities from the Louvre: journey to the Afterlife

Events and exhibitions

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Ptolemaic Period 332–30 BCE 'Mummy mask' plastered, painted and gilded linen, Department of Egyptian Antiquities, Musée du Louvre, Paris Photograph © Christian Décamps, Musée du Louvre, Paris Ptolemaic Period 332–30 BCE 'Mummy mask' plastered, painted and gilded linen, Department of Egyptian Antiquities, Musée du Louvre, Paris  Photograph © Christian Décamps, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Egyptian antiquities
from the Louvre:
journey to the Afterlife
17 November 2006 – 25 February 2007
nga.gov.au/Journey
events

Follow the soul on its journey from earthly life to eternity in Egyptian antiquities from the Louvre: journey to the Afterlife. On show for the first time in Australia, the collection of more than two hundred objects from the Musée du Louvre, Paris reveals the mysteries of Egyptian art and culture in all its beauty.

Speakers from the Louvre
Friday  17 November 6pm 
 
Henri Loyrette, Director; Sabine De La Rochefoucauld, Development Office Individual Donors, Development Department; Marc Étienne, Curator, Department of Egyptian Antiquities. $20, $15 members/concession (includes exhibition entry). James O Fairfax Theatre. Bookings essential

Floortalks
Sunday 26 November 2pm
2pm
Bronwyn Campbell, coordinating curator of the exhibition.
2.20pm Moya Smith, Head, Anthropology, Western Australian Museum
2.40pm Colin Hope, Senior Lecturer, Archaeology, Monash University
James O Fairfax Theatre

Celebrity lecture
Thursday 7 December 6pm

Cultural commentator Phillip Adams discusses his interest in ancient Egypt and the antiquities he has collected from that civilisation. $8; $5 members/concessions. James O Fairfax Theatre Bookings essential

 

The bronze weaver Indonesia 6th century bronze Collection of the National Gallery of Australia. The Bronze Weaver Indonesia 6th century bronze Collection of the National Gallery of Australia.


The Bronze Weaver
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The National Gallery of Australia has recently secured a 6th–century bronze figure of a weaver. The image of a mother suckling her young child while seated at her loom is perhaps the most important bronze object to be found in the Indonesian archipelago in the 20th century.

Floortalk
Sunday 19 November 2pm
Robyn Maxwell, Senior Curator, Asian Art, discusses the enigmatic evidence of early Indonesian sculptural traditions.
Asian Art Galleries

 

 

Marea Gazzard 'Kamares VII' 1972

Marea Gazzard 'Kamares VII' 1972
glazed stoneware Crafts Board of the Australia Council Collection 1980
National Gallery of Australia

The crafted object 60s–80s
until 10 December 2006
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events

Floortalks
Saturday 25 November 2pm
2pm
Robert Bell, Senior Curator, Decorative Arts and Design.
2.20pm
Darani Lewers, artist and former Chair of the Crafts Board of the Australian Council
2.40pm
Johannes Kuhnen, artist and Head of the Gold and Silversmithing Workshop, ANU School of Art
Project Gallery

 

 

Ptolemaic Period 332–30 BCE ' Sarcophagus of Tanethep' diorite. Department of Egyptian Antiquities, Musée du Louvre, Paris Photograph © Georges Poncet, Musée du Louvre, Paris Ptolemaic Period 332–30 BCE ' Sarcophagus of Tanethep' diorite. Department of Egyptian Antiquities, Musée du Louvre, Paris  Photograph © Georges Poncet, Musée du Louvre, Paris

issue 77 | November '06 | nga.gov.au