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Georgia Barker completed a Bachelor of Ancient History (2012-2014) and a Master of Research (2015-2016) at Macquarie University. She is currently a PhD candidate in Egyptology where she examines the funerary models and wall scenes of the late Old and Middle Kingdoms. She is also a tutor in the ancient history department, teaching undergraduate units on Egyptian history, hieroglyphs and art. Additionally, she has been involved in a number of projects at the Australian History Museum at the university.

Research interests

Georgia’s research involves a detailed comparitive analysis of ancient Egyptian funerary models and wall scenes from the Old and Middle Kingdom cemeteries of Meir, El-Bersha and Beni Hassan. The similarities between the two types of artwork are regularly highlighted by scholars, but her close examination has revealed that the two media also exhibit a number of significant differences. This has led to a more accurate understanding of the relationship between the two media and their unique roles within the tomb.

External positions

Intern, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jun 2017Jul 2017

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  • Funerary models and wall scenes: the case of the granary

    Barker, G., 2018, In : Göttinger Miszellen. 254, p. 7-14 8 p.

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    • 4 Oral presentation

    Animate Decoration in the Burial Chamber

    Georgia Barker (Speaker)
    8 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Eternal Nourishment: A Comparative Study of Funerary Models and Wall Scenes

    Georgia Barker (Speaker)
    28 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Mapping Objects to Learning and Teaching Units

    Georgia Barker (Speaker)
    28 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation