An evening of conversation with Caroline Roberts and Ellen Hanspach-Bernal who share their research on Egyptian "mummy" panel portraits at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Dr. Geoff Emberling, Department of Middle East Studies at the University of Michigan, discusses the community partnerships developed during the 3-year collaborative project at the site of El Kurru in modern Sudan. The exhibition describes current efforts at decolonizing archaeological fieldwork practices through greater local community involvement.
The exhibition includes a diversity of media for visitors to engage with, including 3D views of the site, animated and live action video presentations, and interactives designed to be touched and smelled.
In this photo, University of Michigan IPAMAA Ph.D candidate Bailey Franzoi describes the many audio and visual projects created in partnership with local artists and film makers.
University of Michigan Ph.D candidate in Egyptology and ARCE Detroit Officer Heidi Hilliker describes the children's book that was developed with local writers focusing on the ancient and medieval history of El Kurru.
Thank you to everyone at the University of Michigan Humanities Collaboratory for supporting this event in collaboration with ARCE Detroit! For more information on the project and exhibition, visit the project website at Narrating Nubia: The Social Lives of Heritage – University of Michigan Humanities Collaboratory (umich.edu) .