International Conference: The Amber of Tutankhamun


The conference is dedicated to the exhibition and targeted at historians, art scholars, museum experts, students and members of the general public. Programme: Prof dr. m. a. Nur El-Din, Egypt – The Treasures of Ancient Egypt in the Egyptian Museum, Prof. Valdis Segliņš, Latvia – Study of Properties of Stone Sculptures, Carolina Johanson, Sweden - Robert Gayer-Anderson’s Collection and the Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm, Aldona Snitkuviene, Lithuania – The History of Egyptian Collection at the M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum, Baiba Uburģe, Latvia – The History and Study of the Ancient Egyptian Collection at the LNMA.

Thematic division: Amber Vein

Begins : 14.11.2014 10:00


  • Art Museum „Rīgas Birža”

Form of event:

  • Conference
  • Discussion / Lecture
  • Exhibition

Category of event:

  • Visual arts
  • Education
  • History

Audience of event:

  • Adults

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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