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).