Tom Hardwick

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: An Egyptologists’ Take on Quarantine Hair
May 31, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

It’s been hard to avoid the online memes and gags about hairdos in the time of corona. Have you let it all go wild, or taken matters into your own hands? As it happens, something in the Hall of Ancient Egypt reminds us that the Egyptians had hair concerns of their own. And, as today, […]

A Whole New Amuletic World with Hall of Ancient Egypt Curator
April 7, 2020 · 2 Comments

While the Museum is closed I thought I’d share some photographs of objects in the Hall of Ancient Egypt that might not get as much attention as they deserve. These four little pieces, all under an inch tall, are today’s subjects for some time in the limelight. Concern for one’s place in an uncertain and […]

Raining Cats, Not Dogs: A Curator’s Take on our Updated Exhibit
January 8, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Editor’s Note: HMNS Curator of the Hall of Ancient Egypt gives an insider’s look into a newly loaned piece on display.  A new loan in the Hall of Ancient Egypt is an arresting reminder of the fact that Westerners have been making myths (and fun) of Pharaonic Egypt for a very long time. Nineteenth century […]

Slipper Coffins Arrive in the Hall of Ancient Egypt
July 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

In my last blog post, I said that the Hall of Ancient Egypt would be cycling some pieces in and out in the spring. Now that the dust has settled, I should introduce one of our new arrivals. Two shadowed eyes stare out at us from a large, round face surrounded by a thick black wig with […]



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