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March 24, 2018  
**Korsyn Lecture & UPM Egypt Culture Day**

Melinda Hartwig, PhD
Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University

"Every Tomb Tells a Story"
A scene from the tomb chapel of Neferrenpet (TT 43)    

Rainey Auditorium

Biographical Information:
Dr. Melinda Hartwig is the Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. Besides curating a number of exhibitions, she has authored four books and a wide array of articles. Dr. Hartwig’s recent publication, A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), received the 2016 PROSE award. Melinda has worked in Egypt since 1983, directing Theban tomb painting projects, both large and small, as a recipient of NEH and USAID grants, among others. In addition to lecturing around the world, Melinda is a frequent on-air expert for the National Geographic Channel, Discovery, The Smithsonian Channel, PBS and the BBC. Dr. Hartwig is the current President of American Research Center in Egypt, and a Professor Emerita of Georgia State University.

The painted decoration in the unfinished tomb chapel of Neferrenpet (TT 43) offers a treasure trove of information. Using historical records and monumental evidence, Dr. Hartwig will explore the career of the tomb owner and the date of his tomb. The latter will focus on the identity of the uninscribed king that dominates the chapel decoration. She will also turn to the hieratic notes in the tomb that identify Neferrenpet, his family and friends, and reveal the painter/scribe who decorated the tomb. Using this as a point of departure, Dr. Hartwig will end with a discussion of the mechanics of Theban tomb painting.

April 14, 2018
It is with sad and heavy hearts that ARCE-PA has to share the news that our speaker, Dr. Eugene Cruz-Uribe, passed away. 

This lecture date may be cancelled.  

Please keep an eye on this page and your email boxes for further updates regarding the April 14, 2018 ARCE-PA lecture.

Classroom 2

May 19, 2018 
Dr. Anders Bettum
Senior curator at the Oslo Museum
Director of the Amarna Coffin Project
“Private coffins from the Amarna Period”
Room 345
3:30 pm 

June 9, 2018
ARCE-PA Members Museum Trip
Glencairn Museum
More information forthcoming

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