College of Communication and Fine Arts Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
IEAA Events - Spring 2014

  • Ancient Egypt Family Day - April 19, 2014.
  • 11th Annual Legacy of Egypt Lecture - Dr. Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney, February 28, 2014
  • Free Public Lecture - Helen Strudwick, March 5, 2014

The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, as part of its mandate as a Tennessee Center of Excellence, presents programs and educational events for the public. The IEAA brings world-renowned Egyptologists to the Mid-South for lectures and symposia. In addition, educational events are offered to schoolchildren and their families. Occasionally, the Institute also sponsors educational tours to Egypt.

The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology provides trained graduate student docents for groups wishing a guided tour of the ancient Egyptian and African ethnographic exhibitions in the Art Museum of the University of Memphis. In addition, the Art Museum and the IEAA are sometimes able to provide guided tours of the Contemporary exhibitions at the Art Museum.

To schedule a tour, contact the Art Museum at (901) 678-2224.


Note: All groups are required to contact the Art Museum in advance and are strongly encouraged to schedule a docent tour guide.



Events for Spring 2014

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Family Day at the Egyptian Institute

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Treat the family to fun-filled activities inspired by Ancient Egypt at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis.

Join us on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Click here for more information about Family Day.

To talk to someone about Family Day or to sign up for the "School for Scribes" call (901) 678-2649.

 


 

Carol Redmount

11th Annual Legacy of Egypt Lecture

"Coffin Recycling: Funerary Culture in a Time of Economic Crisis"

A Public Lecture by Dr. Kathlyn Cooney


Friday, February 28, 2014


Lecture: 7:00 pm

Reception: 6:30 pm

Location: Fountain View Suite (room 350)
                University Center, University of Memphis


Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney, PhD,
associate professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), will discuss her current research on the ancient Egyptian funerary customs.

Dr. Cooney's presentation will focus on the funerary culture – especially coffins – of the 21st Dynasty (ca. 1075 -  945 BCE) as she attempts to understand the pressures and motivations which allowed the ancient Egyptians to justify what in earlier periods is thought to have been an abhorrent practice – turning out the burial of an ancestor to facilitate one's own funeral and status in the afterlife.

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology and the Tennessee Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt.

For more information about the lecture, click here.

This free public event willtake place on the campus of the University of Memphis.

For more information about Dr. Cooney, visit her web site at http://www.nelc.ucla.edu/people/faculty/2-uncategorised/139-kathryn-cooney.html.

 



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Co-sponsored by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt

 

"A Tale of Two Egyptians: The Coffins of Nespawershefyt and Nakhtefmut"

 A Public Lecture by Helen Strudwick

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Lecture: 7:00 pm
Reception: 6:30 pm

Location: Iris Room (room 338) 
                University Center, University of Memphis   

Helen Strudwick is an Egyptologist in the Department of Antiquities and coordinator of exhibitions at the Fitzwilliam Museum, the University of Cambridge, England and archaeological director of the Cambridge Theban Tombs Project.

The coffins of Nespawershefyt and Nakhtefmut are two of the highlights of the Egyptian collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum. The coffins and other burial equipment of these two men, who served in the Temple of Amun at Karnak some 70 years apart, reveals two very different approaches to preparing for death in ancient Egypt in the early first millennium BCE. Helen Studwick will explore the significance of their differing selections of burial equipment and materials, while highlighting both their range of choices and access to resources during this critical period in ancient Egyptian history.

Similarly, the way these beautifully decorated coffins came to the Fitzwilliam Museum, one at the beginning and the other at the end of the 19th century, reveals a great deal about the development of Egyptology.

This free public event will take place on the campus of the University of Memphis.

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology and the Tennessee Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt.

For more information about the lecture, click here or contact the IEAA at (901) 678-2555.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3140

Phone: (901) 678-2555
FAX: (901) 678-273



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