Melinda Hartwig is the curator of ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. Previously, she taught at Georgia State University as a professor of ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern art and archaeology. Besides curating a number of exhibitions, she has authored four books and a wide array of articles. Melinda has worked in Egypt since 1983, directing Theban tomb documentation and conservation projects, as a recipient of NEH and USAID grants, among others. She received her Ph.D. in Near Eastern art and archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.