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EGYPT, LAND OF DISCOVERIES from The National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, The Netherlands (ライデン国立古代博物館所蔵 古代エジプト展)

2020.11.01

One of the world's oldest national museums, the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, the Netherlands, holds a collection of some 200,000 pieces from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and more. The Egyptian collection alone includes around 25,000 items, making it one of the world's five greatest collections (along with the British Museum, the Louvre, the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection in Berlin, and the Museo Egizio in Turin) in terms of volume and quality.
Around 250 pieces from the collection have been borrowed for this exhibition, including around 10 human and animal mummies and several examples of coffins. The exhibition explores how the immense interest in ancient Egypt in Europe led to surveys and excavations in Egypt, and examines various aspects of ancient Egyptian civilization including life, society, and the concepts of life and death held by ancient Egyptians as represented in archaeological finds. In addition, in a departure from previous exhibitions, the latest scientific technology is used to shed light on previously unknown areas such as the Egyptians' medical knowledge and the mummification process, and the aesthetic sensibilities evident in their use of color and form.


When: Until Sun. 6 Dec. (10:00 - 18:00; 10:00 - 20:00 on Fridays; Last entry 30 minutes before closing.) Closed Mon. 2 & Mon. 16 Nov.
Where: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art (愛知県美術館), Aichi Arts Center (愛知芸術文化センター) 10F, Higashi Ward (東区)
Access: A 3-minute walk via Oasis 21 (オアシス21) from Sakae Sta. (栄駅, H10 / M05) on the Higashiyama or Meijo Subway Lines (地下鉄東山線・名城線) and Sakaemachi Sta. (栄町駅, ST01) on the Meitetsu Seto Line.
Admission: Weekday Tickets - General Admission 1,400 Yen; University & Senior HS students 800 Yen / Sat., Sun. & Nat. Hol. Time-specific Reserved Tickets (must be purchased in advance) - General Admission 1,500 Yen; University & Senior HS students 900 Yen. Holders of a Certificate of Disability and one accompanying person half price; Junior HS students and younger free. Also covers entry to the concurrent collection exhibition. See the official website for details of how to purchase tickets.
Exhibition website: https://static.chunichi.co.jp/chunichi/pages/event/leidenegypt_aichi/ (Japanese)
Venue website: https://www-art.aac.pref.aichi.jp/

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