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Ancient Egypt in New Orleans: A Community Conversation

Tue, July 12th, 2022 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, museologist Erika Witt leads a community conversation to explore how ancient Egypt is recognized in different aspects of New Orleans’s culture. Featured panelists are experts in history, spiritualism, and iconography, and the group will discuss how resonances of ancient Egypt can be found in the daily life, work, and cultural activities of New Orleanians.

Panelists include:

  • Moderator: Erika Witt, Museologist and Doctor of Design in Cultural Preservation Candidate, College of Art and Design, Louisiana State University
  • Shaka Zulu, Big Chief of the Golden Feather Hunters
  • Haitham Eid, Director, Museum Studies Program, Southern University of New Orleans
  • Zenia “Aten” Smith, Captain, Krewe of Nefertiti
  • Khaled Hegazzi, Owner, Pharaoh’s Cave and Sittoo’s Kitchen
  • Melinda Nelson-Hurst, Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University

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This program is free to the public. Guests interested in visiting the museum and Queen Nefertari’s Egypt should purchase separate tickets for entry to the galleries.

About Queen Nefertari’s Egypt

Queen Nefertari’s Egypt brings to life the role of Nefertari and other powerful women in ancient Egypt through 230 exceptional objects, including statues, jewelry, vases, papyrus, steles, wooden coffins, and stone sarcophagi, as well as tools and various items of daily life from the artisan village of Deir-el-Medina, home to those who created the royal tombs.

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Tue, July 12th, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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