Kathryn Bard Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Find us
Dr. Bard, Associate Professor of Archaeology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University and Vice-President of the ARCE New England chapter, is the sole Egyptologist on the list, which also includes film director Francis Ford Coppola, actors John Lithgow and Denzel Washington, journalist Christiane Amanpour, and Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury (Foreign Honorary Member).
"This is the greatest honor of my life," says Bard, whose excavations at the Middle Kingdom pharaonic harbor at Mersa/Wadi Gawasis have shed new light on the seafaring ways of the ancient Egyptians. Her fascinating work largely informed the NOVA documentary "Building Pharaoh's Ship," which aired on PBS in January. Bard will discuss her latest fieldwork and research during the upcoming ARCE Annual Meeting, April 23-25, in Oakland, California.
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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.