Exhibitions and Collections

‌Egyptian Surrealism: Art et Liberté 1938 – 1948

17 November 2017 - 18 March 2018
Tate Liverpool

Surrealism in Egypt is Tate Liverpool’s first comprehensive museum exhibition about the Art and Liberty Group (Art et Liberté –jama’at al-fann wa al-hurriyyah). This surrealistically inclined, politically engaged collective of artists and writers lived and worked in Cairo in the late 1930s until the late 1940s.

The exhibition features numerous paintings, photographs and archival documents, most of which will be exhibited for the first time in the UK. Entry is free to all University of Liverpool staff and students on presentation of a valid staff or student card.

The curators of the exhibition will also be giving a free talk prior to its opening. Register for your place here.

Book of the Dead: Passport through the Underworld

21 October 2017 - September 2018
Victoria Gallery & Museum

The Garstang Museum of Archaeology's special exhibition, currently on display at the Victoria Gallery & Museum, focuses on the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, a surreal concept that visualises what happens to you in the after-life!

Featuring never before displayed objects, including magical amulets, coffins and papyri, the exhibition opens with a practical guide to navigating the ancient Egyptian underworld and the tools needed to find a way through the night, and into eternity.

Garstang Museum of Archaeology

The Garstang Museum of Archaeology's public galleries feature artefacts from the excavations of Garstang in Egypt, Sudan, and the Near East. One of the highlights of our displays is the Egyptian mummy at the heart of our 'Egyptian Afterlife' gallery. There are also displays of Prehistoric material and artefacts from the ancient Mediterranean world.

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Image: Ramses Younan, Untitled 1939. Image courtesy Collection of Sheikh Hassan. M. A. AL Thani Qatar.