LECTURE: Capturing Ancient Egyptian Art: Norman and Nina de Garis Davies Find us
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 6:30pm (Reception), 7:00pm (Lecture)
Dr. NIgel Strudwick
Chapter: Tennessee (Memphis)
Speaker: Nigel Strudwick, PhD, Visiting Professor of Art History, Department of Art at the University of Memphis
Location: University Center, Fountain View Room 350, University of Memphis.
Pay parking is available in the Zach Curlin Garage, next to the University Center.
Description: Norman and Nina de Garis Davies are known throughout the Egyptological world for the highest quality recording of ancient Egyptian tombs and other monuments. This illustrated lecture will highlight what we know about this extraordinary couple as people, as well as examine and evaluate their work and the legacy they have left to us.
Norman had been working in Egypt since 1897 and in 1906 he met Nina, who was visiting friends in Alexandria, Egypt. After their marriage in 1907, they began recording tombs of ancient Luxor for the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). In the following years, they worked at other sites in Egypt, including Amarna and Abydos for the Egypt Exploration Society (London) and the Oriental Institute in Chicago. They continued working in Egypt until 1939, when they returned to England. Norman died in 1941 and Nina in 1965.
About the Speaker: Dr. Strudwick is an internationally-known Egyptologist who is currently teaching at the University of Memphis. He is a former curator in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum in London. He has worked in the Tombs of the Nobles at Luxor since 1984, and he has written and lectured widely on Theban tombs and on the Old Kingdom.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.