June 16, 2017 - January 10, 2018. Exhibition “NEFERTARI AND THE VALLEY OF THE QUEENS. FROM THE MUSEO EGIZIO, TURIN” in the State Hermitage
From 16 June 2017, the Manege of the Small Hermitage will be the setting for the exhibition “Nefertari and the Valley of the Queens. From the Museo Egizio, Turin” that has been organized by the State Hermitage and the Museo Egizio – the Egyptian Museum – in Turin with the support of the Lavazza company.
The Museo Egizio is known for having one of the most important collections of Egyptian antiquities outside of Egypt itself. The display is made up of five sections and includes 255 artefacts and photographs taken in the field that make it possible for visitors to picture the opening of the tomb of Queen Nefertari.
The basis of the exhibition “Nefertari and the Valley of the Queens. From the Museo Egizio, Turin” is Theban materials acquired by Drovetti and Schiaparelli. The key figure of the exhibition, Queen Nefertari, is presented in the context of the Valley of the Queens, where Schiaparelli discovered her burial place.
A separate entrance for the exhibition visitors will be provided on Tuesday and Saturdays from 18.15 till 21.00 through the Small Hermitage, from Shuvalovsky Proezd (37 Millionnaya Street). The entry ticket is 200 RUB for all visitors.