Expanding our activity in the US is a key priority.

Current loans to North America include material for two different exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Kongo: Power & Majesty (17 Sept 2015 – 3 Jan 2016) and Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom (12 Oct 2015 – 24 Jan 2016).

We are also exploring opportunities for touring exhibitions in the United States and further expanding our engagement, as well developing our work with the American Foundation of National Museums Scotland.

Fragment from the tomb of Queen Neferu

Above: Relief fragment in limestone depicting the upper part of the figures of two men carrying caskets above their heads: Ancient Egyptian, from the tomb of Queen Neferu at Deir el-Bahari, Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, c. 2010-1940 BC. On loan to Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (12 Oct 2015 – 24 Jan 2016).

Highlights from our North American collection can be seen in the World Cultures galleries at the National Museum of Scotland

Header image: 17th century cover of woven palm fibre, with cut-pile embroidery, and corner pom-poms, on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the exhibition Kongo: Power & Majesty

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