Join us for in-depth discussions next week on Museums and Conserving the Past.
The Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago is a world-renowned showcase for the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East.
Dr. Emily Teeter joins MASI on Monday to discuss her role in re-imagining how our ancient ancestors lived, worked, and socialized and the teamwork that goes into creating a museum exhibit. She will also speak about the roles of art and science in ancient Egypt.
Alison Whyte will provide her insights on working with faculty and staff to produce a museum exhibit, and what types of conservation techniques the museum is using.
Emily Teeter is an Egyptologist and Research Associate at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. She received a Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago in 1990. Her area of specialization includes the history and religion of second millennium B.C. Egypt with emphasis upon popular religion and cult ritual. She has participated in expeditions at Giza, Luxor and Alexandria.
Emily is the author of a wide range of scholarly and popular articles and has served as a consultant for permanent installations of ancient Egyptian art at the Oriental Institute, the Seattle Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been a consultant for numerous television and productions and multi-media projects. She also services as the ARCE Chicago Advisor and OI Representative.
Alison Whyte holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia, a M.A. in Ancient Studies from the University of Toronto, and a M.A. in Art Conservation from Queen’s University. Alison is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation and works as an objects conservator at the Oriental Institute Museum where she specializes in the preservation of archaeological material from the ancient Near East.