The Egyptian Museum Berlin attained its position as one of the greatest collections of pharaonic art and culture through the generosity and foresight of James Simon. Because of his financial support and personal involvement in excavations in Egypt, the Museum received as a bequest his collection of Egyptian art. The painted Bust of Nefertiti has since become an iconic image.
About Programs at the Ancient Art Council
Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.
November 8, 2008, 10:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Without James Simon? Unthinkable!
Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor
Presented by Prof. Dietrich Wildung, Director, Egyptian Museum and the Papyrus Collection, Berlin
Admission: Free to the public