We’re reopening our museums
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.
Touring Scotland from March to December 2019
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 to 3 May 2020
John Gray Centre, Haddington
16 May to 27 September 2020