Italy, Pisa

Egyptologists as museum curators: an immersive training

when 6 September 2018 - 13 September 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1000

The Summer School “Egyptologists as museum curators: an immersive training” is an academic program offered by the University of Pisa in collaboration with the Egyptian Museum in Turin. The main objective of the School is to provide a theoretical and practical approach to the ancient Egyptian object as part of a collection. Every object is an accumulation of different stories, both ancient and modern, ranging from its production, use, deposition, discovery, up to its acquisition, conservation and display. The school will offer the unique opportunity to tackle Egyptian objects from all these different angles, from theoretical to more pragmatic perspectives, exposing participants to a variety of museum practice thanks to an immersive experience in the Turin Egyptian Museum environment.
This will be achieved through three different levels:

1. providing the archaeological and historical framework for correctly contextualizing objects within the society that produced them;
2. providing the multifaceted museological approach for correctly contextualizing objects within the collection (acquisition history, cataloguing, handling, documentation, conservation, display, public engagement)
3. introducing to the current analytical methods for investigating objects in the museum.

Course leader

Maria Carmela Betrò

Target group

The course is open to EU (including University of Pisa students) and non-EU applicants. Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of Egyptology.
Minimum number: 12; maximum number: 20

Course aim

The Summer School “Egyptologists as museum curators: an immersive training”
is aimed at providing its participants with the basic skills for curatorial work in an ancient Egyptian museum.

Fee info

EUR 1000: course fees
EUR 490: accomodation



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