Amos Rex, Art Museum of Estonia, and Museo Egizio bring Ancient Egypt to the North

Amos Rex, Art Museum of Estonia, and Museo Egizio announce a unique co-operation. Opening in October 2020, an exhibition titled Egypt of Glory will be shown in two parallel locations – at Amos Rex, Helsinki, and at the Art Museum of Estonia’s Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn. The rare two-part exhibition is based on one of the most important collections of Ancient Egyptian art and culture outside Egypt – the collection of Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy.

“Egypt of Glory is an extraordinary project featuring over 500 exhibits from the Museo Egizio which, divided into a double venue, will tell the long history of Egyptian civilization, from its origins to the Ptolemaic Period. Time and Art will constitute a common thread that will accompany visitors to discover the Egypt of the first millennium”, Christian Greco, Director of Museo Egizio, affirms.

“In Amos Rex and in Kumu Art Museum, we think it is important to show truly ancient art as well as the most contemporary. Knowing the past helps us to deal with the future. It will also be exciting to see what the newest technologies can bring into an exhibition about Ancient Egypt,” Kai Kartio, Museum Director of Amos Rex explains.

“The exhibitions will address one of the most fascinating aspects of Egyptian art and religion, namely, the strictly conventional and symbolic way of representing the world.” Kadi Polli, the Director of Kumu Art Museum describes.

The exhibitions will open on consequent days; at Amos Rex on October 8th, 2020, and at Kumu Art Museum on October 9th, 2020.

The dates of the two-part exhibition Egypt of Glory:
Amos Rex, Helsinki: October 8th, 2020 – January 17th, 2021
Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn: October 9th, 2020 – January 31st, 2021