EventsWednesday 17 January 2018

Missione Egitto: the exhibition at the Egyptian Museum in Turin

Reproductions of vintage photos show how Schiaparelli, like a modern director, redesigned the Museum and the structure of the display to make room for the new collections coming from Egypt, creating stores and a new layout

Missione Egitto: the exhibition at the Egyptian Museum in Turin

The story of M.A.I., the Italian Archaeological Mission, and its founder Ernesto Schiaparelli who, in 11 archaeological digs between 1903 and 1920, added some 30,000 pieces to the Egyptian Museum’s collection, including masterpieces of inestimable value such as funerary objects from the tomb of Kha and Merit and from Nefertari’s tomb or the beautiful paintings of the tomb of Iti and Neferu.

The exhibition – at the Egyptian Museum from 11 March to 10 September – displays more than 400 items of archaeological finds, documents, letters, videos, photos and historical posters to take visitors back to the time of those archaeological discoveries that formed the basis for the collection of the world’s oldest Egyptian Museum.

Reproductions of vintage photos show how Schiaparelli, like a modern director, redesigned the Museum and the structure of the display to make room for the new collections coming from Egypt, creating stores and a new layout.

The exhibition is in 9 sections and starts by presenting an overview of the historical and political context of Europe and the Mediterranean in the late 1800s and early 20th century.  Documents and photos of the period describe Egyptian archaeology policies that accepted the first campaign of the Italian Archaeological Mission in 1903, giving a glimpse of everyday life of the archaeologists on the field.  One section, prepared by the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the University of Torino, focuses on the doctor and anthropologist Giovanni Marro and the role of anthropology during the excavation missions.  In the last room, visitors are brought back from Egypt to Torino, arriving at the Museum as it was in the early 1900s.

The Egyptian Museum has chosen the Scuola Holden as its partner for developing a very compelling narrative: Schiaparelli’s own voice will be guiding visitors, accompanying them on a captivating journey through time.

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When

Saturday 11 March 2017 / Sunday 14 January 2018

Tickets

€ 15,00
€ 0,00 Free Children under 6; Abbonamento Musei holders
€ 11,00 Aged 15
18; journalists (ID required)
€ 1,00 Children 6 to 14

Contacts

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