museums & galleries

Museums and galleries with collections relating to the archaeology, history and culture of the ancient Near East and Egypt are listed below in their home countries (see navigation at right) and in alphabetical order.

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Nicholson Museum – University of Sydney
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Museum of Antiquities – University of New England, Armidale, NSW
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Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities – Monash University, Melbourne
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South Australian Museum – Adelaide
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Collection includes a selection of Egyptian antiquities, including ceramics from John Garstang’s excavations at Beni Hasan.

Virtual Museum Project – Schools of Fine Arts, Classics and Archaeology, University of Melbourne
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Kunsthistoriches Museum – Wien / Vienna
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Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis (KMKG) / Les Musées royaux d’Art et d’Histoire (MRAH)
Home (Flemish) Home (Français)

Musée Royal de Mariemont
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Royal Ontario Museum – Toronto
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Near Eastern & Asian Civilizations Department (NEAC)

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National Museum of Denmark – Copenhagen
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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek – Copenhagen
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Egyptian Museum – Cairo
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Luxor Museum – Luxor

Article: al-Ahram (08.04.04) – “Presentation of Arms” (on the opening of a new wing to the museum, showcasing ancient Egypt’s military heritage as well as the New Kingdom pharaonic mummies of Ahmose and Ramesses I)

Alexandria National Museum – Alexandria
al-Ahram review article (30.05.2003)

Coptic Museum – Cairo
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Nubian Museum – Aswan
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Review: O. Kaper, Assemblage 4 (1998)

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Boulogne: Château-Musée
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Egyptian Collection (En Égypte sur les traces de Mariette Pacha, citoyen boulonnais)

Paris: Le Musée du Louvre
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ATLAS base des œuvres exposées
De Saqqara au Musée du Louvre – le Mastaba d’Akhethétep

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Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung – Berlin
Home (Deutsch) Home (English)

Pergamonmuseum – Vorderasiatisches Museum – Berlin-Museuminsel
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Ägyptisches Museum – Bonner Sammlung der Aegypticaca – Universität Bonn
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Kestner Museum – Hannover
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Römer-Pelizaeus Museum – Hildesheim
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Ägyptisches Museum – Leipzig
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Staatliche Sammlung Ägyptische Kunst – München / Munich
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Museum Schloß Hohentübingen – Tübingen
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National Archaeological Museum – Athens
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Museum of Cycladic Art – Athens
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Museum of Prehistoric Thera – Akrotiri
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Herakleion Archaeological Museum – Herakleion, Crete
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Allard Pierson Museum – University of Amsterdam
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Rijksmuseum van Oudheden – Leiden
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Iran

Iran National Museum – Teheran
Home (available in Farsi and English)

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Iraq Museum – Baghdad

Baghdad Museum Project

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Ireland flag Ireland

National Museum of Ireland – Dublin
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Classical Museum, University College, Dublin
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Israel Museum – Jerusalem
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Archaeology Wing
Shrine of the Book (Dead Sea Scrolls)

Rockefeller Museum – Jerusalem
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Bible Lands Museum – Jerusalem
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Eretz-Israel Museum – Tel Aviv
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Hecht Museum – University of Haifa
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Museum of Regional and Mediterranean Archaeology – Gan HaShlesha National Park, Beth Shean
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Museum of Yarmukian Culture – Kibbutz Sha’ar haGolan
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Il Museo Archeologico di Bologna – Bologna
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Collezione Egiziano
Egyptian Collection

Museo Egizio di Firenze – Florence
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Museo Gregoriano Egiziano – Vatican, Rome
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Museo del Papiro di Siracusa
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Museo Egizio di Torino – Turin
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Ancient Orient Museum – Tokyo
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Miho Museum
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National Museum of Beirut – Beirut
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Poznan Archaeological Museum – Poznan
Home: Polski / English

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Museu Nacional de Arqueologia – Lisbon
Home (available in Portuguese, French and English)
Antiguidades Egípcias (Egyptian Antiquities)

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State Hermitage Museum – St Petersburg
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Oriental Art – Middle East : Egypt :

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Museo Arquelógico Nacional – Madrid
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Museu Egipci de Barcelona (La Fundació Arqueològica Clos) – Barcelona
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Antikenmuseum Basel – Basel
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Die ägyptische Abteilung

Bibel+Orient Museum / Musée Bible+Orient – Freiburg / Fribourg
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National Museum of Damascus – Damascus

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Museum of Anatolian Civilizations – Ankara
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Istanbul Archaeology Museum – Istanbul
Webpage (Turkish Ministry of Culture)

Adana Archaeological Museum – Adana
Webpage (Turkish Ministry of Culture)

Hatay Museum – Antakya
Webpage (Turkish Ministry of Culture)

Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology – Bodrum
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The National Museum of Ras al-Khaimah
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Ashmolean Museum – Oxford
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Oxford’s museum of antiquities includes such highlights as the Scorpion Macehead and the Amarna Princesses Fresco from ancient Egypt. The Cypriot and West Asian collections are also extensive.
Potweb: Ceramics Online @ the Ashmolean Museum

Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery – Birmingham
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Bolton Museum and Art Gallery – Bolton
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Egyptology
One of the most important provincial UK collections, Bolton Museum’s Egyptological collection has been developed from 1884 onwards and includes an important collection of textiles, amongst other artefacts.

British Museum – London
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Department of Egyptian Antiquities
Department of the Ancient Near East
COMPASS

Burrell Collection – Glasgow
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University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology – Cambridge
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University of Durham Oriental Museum – Durham
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Egyptian Collection
Near Eastern / Islamic Collection

Egypt Centre – University of Wales, Swansea
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Fitzwilliam Museum – Cambridge
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Hunterian Museum – Glasgow
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Egyptian Collection

McManus Galleries – Dundee
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Manchester Museum – Manchester
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Egyptology

Marischal Museum – Aberdeen
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National Museums Liverpool – Liverpool
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National Museums of Scotland
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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology – London
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Sir John Soane’s Museum – London
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This eclectic collection includes the alabaster sarcophagus of the New Kingdom pharaoh Seti I.

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Boston Museum of Fine Arts – Boston
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Brooklyn Museum of Art – New York
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Cincinnati Art Museum
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Egyptian Art
Near Eastern Art

Cleveland Museum of Art – Cleveland
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Ancient and Islamic Art

Detroit Institute of Arts – Detroit
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Department of Ancient Art

Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution – Washington DC
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Ancient Near Eastern Art
Ancient Egyptian Art
Biblical Manuscripts

Getty Centre – Los Angeles
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Hood Museum of Art – Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
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Ancient and Asian Art
Although relatively small in size, the Hood Museum’s holdings of Ancient art include some of the most significant works in the Dartmouth College collection. Among these are an extraordinary set of six limestone reliefs, acquired in 1854, from the palace of the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 BCE) and a group of Early Christian floor mosaics from Homs, in Syria.

Horn Archaeological Museum – Andrews University, Minnesota
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Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology – University of Memphis
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Kelsey Museum of Archaeology – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Kimbell Art Museum – Fort Worth, Texas
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Antiquities Collection

Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Los Angeles, California
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Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York
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Michael C. Carlos Museum – Emory University, Atlanta
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Ancient Egyptian and Nubian Art
Ancient Near Eastern Art

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Kansas City, Missouri
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Art of the Ancient World
Echoes of Eternity (Ancient Egyptian Collection)

Oriental Institute Museum – University of Chicago
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Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology – University of California, Berkeley
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Ancient Egyptian Collection
Ancient Mediterranean Collection

Pierpont Morgan Library – New York
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Ancient Near Eastern Seals and Tablets
CORSAIR Online Catalogue

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum – San Jose
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Seattle Art Museum
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Ancient Art

Science Museum of Minnesota
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Cuneiform Collection

Semitic Museum – Harvard University
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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology – Philadelphia
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Canaan and Ancient Israel
Egyptian Galleries
Near East Galleries

Walters Art Museum – Baltimore, MA
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The Ancient World
Internationally renowned for its collection, amassed substantially by William and Henry Walters, the museum presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe. In fall 2001, the Walters celebrated the Grand Reopening of its largest building after a dramatic 3 year renovation.

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Vatican Museum, Vatican City, Rome
Home (English)
Gregorian Egyptian Museum – includes Assyrian reliefs
Pope Gregory XVI founded this branch of the Vatican Museum in 1839. It houses ancient Egyptian monuments and artefacts, partly from Rome and the Villa Adriana (Tivoli) – from where they had been transferred mostly in the Imperial age – and partly from private collections (purchased by 19th century collectors). The Museum occupies 9 rooms divided by a large hemicycle that opens towards the terrace of the “Niche of the Fir Cone”, in which there are numerous sculptures. The last two rooms house finds from ancient Mesopotamia and from Syria-Palestine.

 


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