Tutankhamun and the Tomb that Changed the World
Please join us on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 7PM ET for “Tutankhamun and the Tomb that Changed the World,” a Virtual Salon with Bob Brier, moderated by J. David Farmer. This series of online events is co-sponsored by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art (AHNCA) and the Dahesh Museum of Art.
This Salon honors the hundredth anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, as well as the publication of Brier’s monograph, “Tutankhamun and the Tomb that Changed the World (Oxford University Press, 2022). Brier surveys recent research on Tutankhamun, and discusses the legacy of the tomb, how its discovery changed the politics of Egypt, the antiquities laws, and even how museums presently function.
Bob Brier is Senior Research Fellow at Long Island University and the subject of a National Geographic special, Mr. Mummy. He is the host of the six-part series The Great Egyptians and the three-part series Mummy Detective, both for Discovery, and is featured in the National Geographic film Unlocking the Great Pyramid. He has published numerous articles in both scholarly journals and popular magazines and is the author of several previous books on Egyptology.
J. David Farmer was Founding Director of the Dahesh Museum of Art and is currently its Director of Exhibitions. His art historical interests include Early Northern European art and nineteenth-century academic art worldwide.
The event is free and open to the public but registration is required at: https://tinyurl.com/tuts-tomb.