On the occasion of the exhibition Champollion. The Way of the Hieroglyphics» currently proposed at the Louvre-Lens, an Egyptobus travels in the Pas-de-Calais to meet the inhabitants.

On Friday, October 14, 2022, Hilaire Multon, Director of Cultural Affairs Hauts-de-France, was joined by Marie Lavendier, Director of the Louvre-Lens and Jean-Claude Leroy, President of the Department of Pas-de-Calais for the inauguration of the Egyptobus in Boulogne-sur-Mer.  

From terrils to pyramids, welcome to Egyptobus

To build new access to culture close to the territories, the Louvre-Lens and the Department of Pas-de-Calais have transformed a bus podium into an itinerant cultural place.

This unprecedented off-the-walls operation is part of the dynamic development of the territory initiated on the occasion of the 10-year anniversary of the Louvre-Lens, with the shared ambition to meet the most distant audiences of the museum and the traditional circuits of cultural diffusion.

Une partie de l'exposition de l'Egyptobus.

Egyptobus invites young and old to discover the ancient Egyptian civilization through the collections of the museum and many new mediation devices, created on the occasion of the exhibition Champollion. The Way of the Hieroglyphs» presented at the Louvre-Lens until 16 January 2023.

Atelier de l'Egyptobus à Boulogne.

From October 15, 2022 until January 15, 2023, Egyptobus will travel through the department of Pas-de-Calais and settle successively in eight cities.

Workshops, virtual reality, casts and reproductions of works, mobile libraries, conferences, etc. Egyptobus adapts to all audiences from an early age for an immersion in ancient Egypt as close as possible to home.  

The eight stages of Egyptobus:

  • Boulogne-sur-Mer (Espace Mariette) from 15 to 23 October 2022
  • Olhain Departmental Park from 27 October to 1 November 2022
  • Montreuil-sur-Mer (place du Général de Gaulle) from 5 to 11 November 2022
  • Saint Omer (Place Foch) November 16-21, 2022
  • Liévin (Gambetta Place) November 24-29, 2022
  • Calais (The Channel) from December 3 to 8, 2022
  • Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise (Town Hall Square) from 14 to 19 December 2022
  • Arras (Charles Péguy College) from 10 to 15 January 2023