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Georgia Barker is an Egyptologist who completed a Bachelor of Ancient History (2012-2014) a Master's of Research (2015-2016), and a Doctorate of Philosophy (2017-2020) at Macquarie University. Her PhD research involved a detailed examination of funerary art from the late Old and Middle Kingdoms. She has worked as a tutor and lecturer in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University, teaching undergraduate units on ancient Egyptian history, language and art. Currently, she is the Museum Coordinator at the Macquarie University History Museum.

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.

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Intern, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jun 2017Jul 2017


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