sábado, 19 de diciembre de 2009

[AE-ES] Exposición en Singapur





Cargado el 5 de noviembre, 2009
Galería de Hans Ollermann

Nebamun


Image50 por Hans Ollermann.

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Beware ! The Egyptian Museum in Cairo has decided to ban camera's . Not so the good old British Museum, where visitors receive a warm welcome by enjoying the freedom of taking pictures. Here you see some pictures that I recently made of the Nebamon exposition in the British Museum, London.

Nebamun was an Egyptian "scribe and counter of grain" during the New Kingdom. His tomb in Thebes, the location of which is now lost, featured the famous Pond in a Garden false fresco painting.

Nebamun's name is translated as "My Lord is Amun" and he is thought to have lived c. 1500 bc. The paintings were hacked from the tomb wall and purchased by a British collector who in turn sold them to the British Museum in 1821. The collector died in poverty without ever revealing the source location of the paintings. The depictions are highly symbolic and thematically related to a joyful afterlife.

In 2009 the British Museum opened up a new gallery dedicated to the display of the restored eleven wall fragments from Nebamun's tomb, described as one of the Museum's greatest treasures. (Source: Wikipedia EncyclopediA)


See also my list of best and worst museums in the world:

www.flickr.com/photos/menesje/4059308291/

And here you find my list of best and worst museums in Holland:

www.flickr.com/photos/menesje/4059604700/


Queridos todos. Os envío información (en inglés) sobre una exposición en el National Museum of Singapore:


"Quest for Immortality - The World of Ancient Egypt"

http://www.nationalmuseum.sg/nms/nms_html/nms_content_6c.asp?content_template=4&content_id=23&tab_id=23&cine_id=2240&fest_id=0

Un abrazo y feliz fin de semana para todos.

Mummy M.



Presented by National Museum of Singapore, in co-operation with Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Egyptian and Near Eastern Department
Venue
Exhibition Galleries 1 & 2, Basement
Date
TUE 22 DEC 2009 - SUN 4 APR 2010 10:00am - 6:00pm

The ancient Egyptian world is often characterised by a fascinating and remarkably supple mental universe. Ancient Egyptians melded images in ways that often beggar logic. They linked material elements with a realm inaccessible to humans, as reflected both in their daily conduct and their emphasis on the afterlife that led to their quest for immortality.

Quest for Immortality – The World of Ancient Egypt offers an insight to the ancient Egyptian’s attitude to life and the afterlife, and the preparations they made to ensure their transition from earthly existence to immortality. Discover the Egyptians’ means of equipping the dead – through mummification, provision of sustenance, magic and ritual – and explore the evolution of their burial rites as well as the changing relationship between man and ritual through time.

With 230 artefacts spanning from 4000 BCE to 950 CE, this exhibition endeavours to place tomb objects in their social, religious and artistic context, demonstrating the diversity and adaptability of an art that has prevailed in both time and space.


FREE GUIDED TOURS
Meeting point: Entrance of Exhibition Galleries, Basement
Limited to 15 participants per session on a first come, first served basis.
Estimated tour duration: 60 minutes

English
(from Monday 4 January 2010)

Mondays to Fridays 11.30am & 2.30pm
Saturdays and Sunday 11.30am, 2.30pm & 3.30pm


Mandarin
(from Monday 4 January 2010)

Saturdays and Sundays 1.30pm & 4pm


Japanese
(from Tuesday 5 January 2010)

Tuesdays to Saturdays 1pm

Admission fee to exhibition applies. Please purchase admission tickets at the Stamford Visitor Services Counter, Level 1, prior to the tour. Click here for ticketing information.

Private group tours in English and French can be arranged for up to 15 participants per session at $150 (admission fees apply), subject to the availability of guides. Please call (65) 6332 4405 / 6332 4429 for details.


CURATOR'S TOUR (TICKETS SOLD OUT)

Quest for Immortality - The World of Ancient Egypt

By Hairani Hassan, Curator (Exhibitions)

Fri 8 Jan 2010, 5 Feb 2010 & 5 Mar 2010 | 7pm – 8pm

For more information on the curator's tour, click here.


TICKETING INFORMATION

Prices listed here exclude SISTIC booking fees.


Tickets can be purchased online at www.sistic.com.sg, call SISTIC hotline at (65) 6348 5555 or at any SISTIC counters nationwide.

Adult

$15
Student (with valid student pass) & child 6 years
and below
Free
Senior Citizen
Singaporean and Permanent Resident 60 years
and above
Free
Senior Citizen
Tourist 60 years and above
$7
Family (3 Adults and 2 Children) $43

Special Discounts

Enjoy the following discounts when you pay with your *MasterCard:


- 50% off gallery admission tickets to Quest for Immortality exhibition, permanent galleries and package priced ticket to both galleries. Discount applies to adult full-priced tickets only. Not applicable to Family package.


- 10% off ticket prices for all workshops and tours except for private group tours.

*This promotion with MasterCard is only valid for the duration of 22 December 2009 to 4 April 2010.


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