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Lotus And Heqet (Playing in Fields of Reeds serie), Sara Sallam Digital photo collage Egypt, 2014-21

A&H Sunday - Expedition Egypt

A&H Sunday (5/6)
Forever is Now: Ancient Egypt in contemporary art

A conversation (in English) between artist Sara Sallam and curator Elisabeth Van Caelenberge on the role contemporary art can play in the Egyptological discipline, moderated by Alice Stevenson.

Sara Sallam (°1991, Caïro) is a multidisciplinary Egyptian artist and writer. Her research-driven artistic practice explores the representation of Ancient Egypt in the West. Her artistic interventions punctuate the chronological chapters of exhibition Expedition Egypt. In the past Sallam has worked from and in dialogue with the collections of the Museo Egizio in Turin and the Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts in Norwich amongst others.

Elisabeth Van Caelenberge is an Egyptologist and art historian specialised in contemporary art. She is a research assistant at the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels and co-curator of Expedition Egypt.

Dr Alice Stevenson is an Associate Professor of Museum Archaeology at University College London's Institute of Archaeology and a specialist in Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egyptian archaeology. She is currently writing a book on contemporary art interventions in museum galleries devoted to ancient Egypt.

Sunday 3.09 from 10.30 to 12.00

These lectures take place at the Conference Hall of the Art & History Museum.
Free of charge but ticket required. Register online, or at the Museum’s welcome desk.
When visiting the exhibition or the museum galleries admission charge applies.

Following the A&H Sundays - Expedition Egypt, there will be an afternoon guided tour Meet the Curator / Sara Sallam (EN) in the exhibition. More

The exhibition Expedition Egypt was made possible in part by the scientific insights resulting from the Pyramids & Progress and Sura Project research projects. Several speakers at the Art & History Sundays - Expedition Egypt were researchers connected to these two projects.
Together with The Association Égyptologique Reine Elisabeth