ARCE Lecture: Imhotep Comes Forth by Day

Janice Kamrin

Metropolitan Museum of Art


This lecture will focus on the Book of the Dead of the Priest of Horus of Hebenu, Imhotep (MMA 35.9.20a-w), one of the masterpieces displayed in the recently renovated Ptolemaic galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Associate Curator Janice Kamrin joined the Department of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the fall of 2010. Her primary responsibilities within the department are for matters related to the museum’s database and technology in general; her research interests include Middle Kingdom tomb art and the archaeology of Thebes, with a focus on online publication of archival material. She recently joined the department’s Joint Expedition to Malqata, the New Kingdom festival-city of Amenhotep III, under the direction of Diana Craig Patch, and is also working with a Macquarie University project to document the Middle Kingdom tombs at Beni Hasan. She serves on the board of the American Research Center in Egypt. She received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to The Met, she lived in Egypt, where she directed several projects at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, for the American Research Center in Egypt, and worked closely on a number of projects with the Egyptian antiquities service.