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Betsy M. Bryan

BryanBetsyBETSY M. BRYAN, the Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology and former chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies, is an expert on the history and art history of ancient Egypt specializing in the New Kingdom era (ca. 1600-1000 B.C.E.). She was guest curator for the traveling exhibition “The Quest for Immortality” (2002-2007) on loan from the Egyptian government. Dr. Bryan’s research focuses broadly on the organization and cultural context of artistic production. Most recently she has conducted field work at the Temple of the goddess Mut in Luxor, Egypt, where she annually takes students to assist in research. A member of the Hopkins faculty since 1986, Dr. Bryan holds a joint appointment in the Department of the History of Art.