Welcome to the Museum Egyptology blog – keeping you up to date with the latest news, theory and practice relating to egyptology collections. This blog intends to explore the different ways in which museums and archives in the United Kingdom are working and engaging with Egyptian material. With posts on conservation and collections research, exhibitions, events and permanent galleries, Museum Egyptology aims to create a resource for museum professionals and museum-lovers with an interest in Egypt.

My name is Alice Williams and I am currently a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford, working as part of the AHRC-funded project ‘Artefacts of Excavation: the international distribution of artefacts from British excavations in Egypt, 1880 and 1980’, which explores the historical relationship between museum practice and archaeological fieldwork in Egypt. My doctoral research focuses on the display and reception of ancient Egyptian artefacts, and the representation of ancient and contemporary Egypt, at the London annual exhibitions of the late 19th to early 20th century. I received my undergraduate degree in Egyptology from Swansea University and went on to complete masters degrees in both Egyptian Archaeology and Museum Studies at University College London. Over the past ten years I have gained experience of working with Egyptology and Archaeology collections in a wide range of museums and archives, with a particular focus on collections care and management. My research interests lie in the history of collections and display, the representation and reception of Egypt in museums, and the display of ancient Egyptian material in non-archaeological contexts.

I can be contacted at museumegyptology {at} gmail {dot} com.


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