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Follow the soul on its journey from earthly life to eternity in Egyptian antiquities from the Louvre: journey to the Afterlife. On show for the first time in Australia, the collection of more than two hundred objects from the Musée du Louvre, Paris reveals the mysteries of Egyptian art and culture in all its beauty.
Speakers from the Louvre
Friday 17 November 6pm
Henri Loyrette, Director; Sabine De La Rochefoucauld, Development Office Individual Donors, Development Department; Marc Étienne, Curator, Department of Egyptian Antiquities. $20, $15 members/concession (includes exhibition entry). James O Fairfax Theatre. Bookings essential
Sunday 26 November 2pm
2pm Bronwyn Campbell, coordinating curator of the exhibition.
2.20pm Moya Smith, Head, Anthropology, Western Australian Museum
2.40pm Colin Hope, Senior Lecturer, Archaeology, Monash University
James O Fairfax Theatre
Thursday 7 December 6pm
Cultural commentator Phillip Adams discusses his interest in ancient Egypt and the antiquities he has collected from that civilisation. $8; $5 members/concessions. James O Fairfax Theatre Bookings essential
The Bronze Weaver
The National Gallery of Australia has recently secured a 6th–century bronze figure of a weaver. The image of a mother suckling her young child while seated at her loom is perhaps the most important bronze object to be found in the Indonesian archipelago in the 20th century.
Sunday 19 November 2pm
Robyn Maxwell, Senior Curator, Asian Art, discusses the enigmatic evidence of early Indonesian sculptural traditions.
Asian Art Galleries
Marea Gazzard 'Kamares VII' 1972
glazed stoneware Crafts Board of the Australia Council Collection 1980
National Gallery of Australia
Saturday 25 November 2pm
2pm Robert Bell, Senior Curator, Decorative Arts and Design.
2.20pm Darani Lewers, artist and former Chair of the Crafts Board of the Australian Council
2.40pm Johannes Kuhnen, artist and Head of the Gold and Silversmithing Workshop, ANU School of Art