PHARAOH, OSIRIS AND THE MUMMY
From 17 April 2020 to 20 September 2020
From 17 April to 20 September 2020, the Musée Granet, the City of Aix-en-Provence’s leading cultural institution, will play host to a world-class exhibition on ancient Egyptian art.
“Pharaoh, Osiris and the mummy” will shed light on the Musée Granet’s Egyptian collection, as part of a unique partnership with the Musée du Louvre and several regional and European museums.
Organised by expert curator Christophe Barbotin, General Heritage Curator at the Department of Egyptian Antiquities of the Louvre Museum, and Bruno Ely, Senior Curator at the Musée Granet, this exhibition will present the Musée Granet’s complete collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts and throw light on why Aix-en-Provence owns pieces to rival some of those in the Louvre or British Museum.
They include two low-reliefs, produced at the same time as the Great Pyramid of Cheops, several first-rate stelae, a sarcophagus and its mummy, and a mummified Nile monitor lizard - an extremely rare object in the history of ancient Egypt – presented alongside a tomography or cross-section that reveals how it was embalmed, as well as funerary sculptures and amulets from different periods of this civilisation that spanned the millennia.
A major monumental object from the Louvre’s collection - a colossal two-metre-high royal statue of a member of the Ramesside line (1292-1070 BCE) - will also be on display.
The digital displays on the first floor, created especially for the exhibition, take an educational and amusing approach to ancient Egyptian history for a non-specialist audience.
CATALOGUE (in French):
Khéops/Musée Granet joint edition. 240 pages.
The exhibition catalogue is sponsored by AG2R
From April, 17 to May, 31, 2020 :
from Tuesday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(Closing the boxes at 5:30 p.m.)
Weekly closing on Mondays
Closed on May, 1st, 2020.
From June, 2 to September, 20, 2020 :
from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 p.m. to 7 p.m.
(Closing the boxes at 6:30 p.m.)
Full admission : €8
Reduced admission : €6
Free under 18s, student under 26.
Presale : April 2020