Contributions published in CIPEG Journal no. 4 were presented at the 2019 CIPEG Annual Meeting, part of the 25th ICOM General Conference held on 2–7 September in Kyoto, Japan. Papers were invited on the theme ‘The Future of Traditions: Paving the Way for Egyptian Collections Tomorrow’ as well as general museum work. Additional contributions presented at the CIPEG International Symposium: Egyptological Research in Museums and Beyond, held on 10 September at the Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, are included. Other articles related to ancient Egyptian and Sudanese collections and museums but not associated with the annual meeting and international symposium are also featured in the volume.