Napoleon Hall
March 6 - June 29, 2009

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In the auditorium

Art on stage
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 12:30 p.m.

Le Sarcophage de la dame Tanethep (Egypt, 4th century BCE)
by Marc Etienne, Department of Egyptian Antiquities, Louvre

Films on art
Friday, March 13, 2009 at 12:30 p.m.

The Tomb of Perneb at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
USA, 2004, 21 min., dir. by Christopher Noey, prod. by Metropolitan Museum of Art
The tomb of an ancient Egyptian, Perneb, was acquired in 1913 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Thanks to digital reconstruction, this documentary recounts the task undertaken by specialists and designers to reconfigure the architecture to match the original tomb, and then reinstall it in the museum in 2004.

Le Dernier Regard: Portrait du Fayoum—L’Européenne
Fr., 1998, 29 min., dir. by Alain Jaubert, prod. by Palette Production/Arte France/Musée du Louvre.
Some seven hundred and fifty funeral portraits from the early centuries CE were preserved in the dry sands of Egypt, notably in the region of Fayum, whence their name of “Fayum portraits.” They are all the more exceptional for being the sole vestiges of ancient painting technique, all other non-mural paintings from Greece and Rome having almost completely vanished. The European, a portrait of a young woman who lived during the reign of Hadrian (c. 117–138 CE) was discovered during excavations at Antinoe.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.

- Archive films (approx. 15 min.) of the 1922 discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb.
- Made For Love
USA, 1926, b/w., dir. by Paul Sloane with Leatrice Joy and Edmund Burnes, silent film with live musical accompaniment.
A romantic tale set in an excavation site in Egypt.
Copy restored by the Archives du Film du CNC (2009), now in the Cinémathèque de Toulouse.
Preview screening.

Lady Tanethep’s sarcophagus

Lady Tanethep’s sarcophagus
© 2008 Musée du Louvre / Georges Poncet