The Frank H. McClung Museum will present a collection of photographs dating
to the mid-19th and early-20th centuries opening on Saturday, Jan. 29, at
10:30 a.m. to the general public.
The art collection is entitled
Scholars, Scoundrels and the Sphinx: A Photographic and Archaeological
Adventure Up the Nile.
According to the McClung bulletin, the
photographs are set up as one would encounter the images on a cruise ship
down the Nile River. The images show early explorers as they first captured
the scenes, including not only ancient monuments but the views of the
travel industry at that time.
"This is an impressive event. It shows the
advances in photography, and the survival of antiques," said Jefferson
Chapman, director of McClung Museum.
There will be over 80 photographs on
display and 58 artifacts, Chapman said.
A special lecture is scheduled for
the public opening on Saturday. William H. Peck, curator of Ancient Art,
Detroit Institute of Arts, will present an illustrated lecture titled,
"Napoleon Bonaparte in Egypt: 1798--1801." A tour of the new exhibit will
follow the lecture.
The premiere of the event is on Friday and by
invitation only. Opening the reception for the event is Nabil Fahmy,
ambassador from the Arab Republic of Egypt.
The curator for Scholars,
Scoundrels, and the Sphinx a Photographic and Archaeological Adventure up
the Nile is Elaine A. Evans.
Admission for the event on Saturday is
Museum shows Nile art
Published: Thu Jan 27, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:05 p.m.