Pharaoh Workshop


Ancient Egyptian works of art hold many different secrets that families with children will be offered to discover with the help of experts of the museum. After seeing the exhibition, participants in the workshop will be offered to make Ancient Egyptian busts and necklaces, inspired by a fragment of an Egyptian wooden sarcophagus showcased at the exhibition. Workshops for families with children will be on the 29th of November, 20th of December and 10th of January at 1 p.m., whereas groups of preschool and primary school children are offered to attend the workshops on workday mornings, prior registration by telephone: 67357534, or e-mail: EUR 1.42 per person.

Thematic division: Amber Vein

Begins : 28.11.2014 22:00

Ends: 09.01.2015 22:00


  • Art Museum „Rīgas Birža”

Form of event:

  • Discussion / Lecture
  • Exhibition

Category of event:

  • Visual arts
  • Education
  • History

Audience of event:

  • Children

Project description:

Exhibition “The Amber of Tutankhamun” will be presented as interplay between the latest technology and ancient artefacts. The exhibition will showcase artefacts from the Ancient Egyptian cult of the afterlife that have travelled to Riga from the National Museums of the Baltic countries and the National Museum in Warsaw. The exhibition will also present archaeological amber, emphasising the ancient trade routes to transport amber from the Baltics to other regions where they became historic cultural artefacts.

The exhibition is being organised in co-operation with the Čiurlionis National Museum of Art in Kaunas (Lithuania), Estonian History Museum, several museums in Italy, National Museum in Warsaw, British Museum, National History Museum of Latvia and University of Latvia, and in collaboration with leading researchers from the Ancient Egypt Department of the Louvre.

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