Bringing together fascinating objects and hidden stories from the collections of National Museums Scotland and museums around the country, this exhibition uncovers how ancient Egypt captivated Scotland over the past 200 years, as it still does today.
Through the intriguing stories of an archaeologist, an astronomer and an artist, Discovering Ancient Egypt brings to life the contribution Scotland has made to Egyptology and reveals important ancient Egyptian collections from across the country.
The exhibition is accompanied by an events programme at each venue giving further opportunities to explore this fascinating subject and your local museum.
Discovering Ancient Egypt has been developed as part of a national programme of activity focused on ancient Egypt and East Asia in support of new galleries which opened at the National Museum of Scotland in February 2019.
Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Hugh Fraser Foundation
Touring Scotland from March 2019 to April 2021
8 March – 2 June 2019
8 June – 7 September 2019
The Baird Institute, Cumnock
14 September – 14 December 2019
Perth Museum and Art Gallery
25 January – 4 October 2020
John Gray Centre, Haddington
2 December 2020 – 19 April 2021