Salima Ikram

Distinguished Professor of Egyptology, American University in Cairo

"Displaying Egypt in Egypt: A Brief Overview of Museums in Egypt"

Salima Ikram is a Distinguished University Professor of Egyptology at The American University in Cairo and has worked as an archaeologist in Turkey, Sudan, Greece and the United States. After double majoring in history and classical and near eastern archaeology at Bryn Mawr College, she received her MPhil in museology and Egyptian archaeology and PhD in Egyptian archaeology from Cambridge University. She previously directed the Animal Mummy Project, the North Kharga Darb Ain Amur Survey, Valley of the Kings KV10/KV63 Mission co-directed the Predynastic Gallery project and the North Kharga Oasis Survey. She has lectured on her work internationally and publishes in both scholarly and popular journals. She also has an active media presence.

Because of the pandemic, she will be joining us remotely for a lecture followed by a live question-and-answer session. She will also be a visiting lecturers in classes and will be meeting with colleagues remotely. She will come to campus sometime in the future.