Washington DC: Causing Their Names to Live”: A New Exhibition in Swansea

Presented by: Dr. Ken Griffin; Curator of the Egypt Centre at Swansea University

  • 12:00 PM ETWashington, D.C.
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Lecture Information

In February 2023 Harrogate Museums in the UK sent more than 800 objects on loan to the Egypt Centre at Swansea University, where they will remain for the next three years. During this time, the collection will be researched, displayed, and presented online, thus making the objects more accessible to Egyptologists and the wider public.

Three temporary exhibitions are planned during this time, each running for approximately six months. The first is entitled Causing their Names to Live, which takes inspiration from a common vivification formula found on statues, stelae, and other objects. This talk will present an overview of the Egypt Centre, the Harrogate loan, and some of the stories of the people behind curating the objects.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Ken Griffin is the Curator of the Egypt Centre at Swansea University. Prior to this, he was the Collections Access Manager at the museum. His association with the Egypt Centre first began in 2000 as a volunteer. Over the past two decades, he has been researching the collection, and has published several of the objects.

Dr. Griffin is a former lecturer in Egyptology and the coordinating tutor of Egyptology with the Department of Adult Continuing Education at Swansea University. He has visited Egypt on more than 60 occasions and has participated in fieldwork at Abydos, Thebes, and Sai Island in Sudan.