From blog articles to an immersive, 360-degree view of the Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing, view an array of rich digital content related to the Museum's beloved Egyptian icon.
Read more about the creation of this 360-degree video experience in a Digital Underground article written by series producer Nina Diamond.
In this Digital Underground article, a former MediaLab intern and a former Chester Dale Fellow outline their digital project that restored color on one wall of the Temple of Dendur.
In honor of the temple's 50th anniversary at The Met, visitors can view Color the Temple every day from April 1 through April 23, 2017. Learn more.
As the MetLiveArts artist in residence, master storyteller Nate DiMeo—whose popular podcast, The Memory Palace, paints vivid, poetic pictures of moments in American history—will animate The Met throughout the 2016–17 season, interrogating the collection to draw out the revealing secrets and stories of the art. In this episode, DiMeo traces the history of the Temple of Dendur and highlights some of the many characters involved in bringing the Egyptian icon to The Met.
Learn about the Temple of Dendur's place in both art and cultural history through this collection of essays and a chronology.
Egypt, 1–500 A.D.
See the Temple of Dendur on the #MetKids map. Find a fun fact. Hear kids ask an Egyptologist questions about the temple. Make art inspired by this monument.
On the #MetKids Blog, a member of the Museum's Education Department writes about the stories that the walls of the Temple of Dendur illustrate.
In the #MetKids Q&A video below, watch Tobias, age 9, discover how the Temple of Dendur and other artworks were very carefully moved to where they now stand at The Met.
Discover the only ancient Egyptian temple in the United States! Use this guide to find out who built it and how it got here. Look closely at the temple and talk about what you see, think, and imagine with family and friends.
Presented as the final performance of Alarm Will Sound's 2013–14 residency, I Was Here I Was I is an opera that uses both music and spoken text to extract individual experiences with the Temple of Dendur ranging from Ancient Nubia to present-day New York City. Placing the gallery at the center of the performance, the opera's story weaves through the temple's own timeline, animating an artifact 2,000 old and providing narrative to the breathtaking space over time.
Read about the development of this specially commissioned work in a Now at The Met article by MetLiveArts Press Officer Meryl Cates.