In our series 3 and More Perspectives on a Piece, we elucidate selected works from very different points of view.
Length: 1:18 minutes
Length: 1:43 minutes
Length: 1:56 minutes
In the film series A Little Cultural History of Ancient Egypt, the director of the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Friederike Seyfried, presents selected objects from the exhibition at the Neues Museum and provides interesting background information, helping our visitors at home to get ready for their next trip to the museum.
The fourth video in our series Kleine Kulturgeschichten des Alten Ägypten (Short Cultural Histories about Ancient Egypt; in German with English subtitles) is dedicated to “Einwegware” (Disposable Goods). This segment features pottery vessels – by far the largest collection of objects to have survived from ancient Egypt. Some types of this pottery have remained ubiquitous and can still be found in large quantities throughout the country.
Length: 4:43 minutes
Spring has well and truly sprung and nature is showing off its most beautiful colours and floral forms. In Ancient Egypt, flowers were not just pretty to look at but also imbued with religious symbolism and powers. In ‘Flower Magic’, the second episode in the series A Little Cultural History of Ancient Egypt, Friederike Seyfried presents a number of floral exhibits from the collection of the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung Berlin.
Length: 3:13 minutes
The second episode, “Cityscapes”, looks into the capital of Tell el-Amarna, which was founded by Akhenaten.
Length: 4:37 minutes
From 4 April to 20 September 2021, the exhibition From Cinderella to Sinbad: German and Arabic Timeless Tales at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation shows the cross-cultural influences of the narrative traditions of German and Arabic storytelling.
Length: 4:19 Minutes
Production: Arab-German Young Academy
The cultures of Egypt and China are distinguished by a long history spanning several millennia. In the exhibition China and Egypt. Cradles of the World at the Neues Museum, treasures of Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Chinese art can be seen side-by-side. For the first time the show features scores of exhibits from China that have never gone to Europe before.
Lenght: 0.32 minutes
Länge: 3:12 Minuten
Produktion: Sammler und Jäger Filmproduktion GmbH
More Information: www.smb.museum/in-the-light-of-amarna
The Egyptologist and scholar of Oriental Studies Prof. Dr. Verena Lepper has received one of the most important awards in the academic world, the ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council. She has been awarded a total of 1.5 million euros to finance her research project “Localizing 4000 Years of Cultural History: Texts and Scripts from Elephantine Island in Egypt”. Thanks to this grant, a total of 10 new employees will be able to carry out research on the topic of Elephantine in the Papyrus Collection of the Ägyptisches Museum, which houses one of the biggest papyrus collections from Elephantine in the world next to the Louvre in Paris, the Brooklyn Museum in New York and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Länge: 6:22 Minuten