Many of the contributions published in CIPEG Journal NO. 2 were presented at the 2017 CIPEG Annual Meeting held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois (USA) on 6-8 September. Papers were invited on the theme ‘The Role of Curators in Museum Research and Exhibits: Tradition, Change, and Looking to the Future’ or general museum work. Other articles related to ancient Egyptian and Sudanese collections and museums but not associated with the annual meeting are also featured in the volume. (2017).
In 2016, CIPEG held its annual meeting in Milan, Italy, as part of the 24th ICOM General Conference held on 4–7 July. Papers were invited on the theme ‘Egyptological Landscapes: Museums, Libraries, Historical Palaces and Archives’. CIPEG also held a post-conference workshop from 10–12 July at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Bologna, this time with a focus on ‘Egyptological Landscapes: Museums, Resources and Networks among Collections and Institutions’. A selection of papers on these themes, as well as contributions on broader matters of collection research, conservation, exhibitions, and archaeological excavations presented in Milan and Bologna are published here in CIPEG Journal No. 1 (2017).