About Me

Overseeing work at the temple early in day. Dangeil 2009.

Yours truly overseeing work at the temple early in the day (Dangeil 2009).

Really. I am a real archaeologist. I even have the hat. (The hat is pretty much the only thing a real archaeologist has in common with Indiana Jones.) Mine, I have to admit, is pretty awesome. I love my Tilley. Not only am I an archaeologist, I’m also an Egyptologist and a Nubiologist.

Oh! I’m also a museum curator.  I take care of the collections of Egyptian, Classical, Pre-Columbian, Oceanic and Near Eastern art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. I guess I wear many hats!

Should you have questions for the ‘Answered by an Archaeologist’  chronicle, you may contact me at carolinamani007 (at) gmail.com

 

Recent Posts

International Museum Day 2017

In 2017, the theme of International Museum Day is  “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”.  In this day and age, It is a rather pertinent topic and here is how ICOM explain why museums are important institutions in our tumultuous world.

History is a vital tool for defining a given people’s identity, and each of us defines ourselves through important and fundamental historic events. Contested histories are unfortunately not isolated traumatic events. These histories, which are often little known or misunderstood, resonate universally, as they concern and affect us all.

Museum collections offer reflections of memories and representations of history. This day will therefore provide an opportunity to show how museums display and depict traumatic memories to encourage visitors to think beyond their own individual experiences. 

By focusing on the role of museums as hubs for promoting peaceful relationships between people, this theme highlights how the acceptance of a contested history is the first step in envisioning a shared future under the banner of reconciliation. 

 

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