“Art Break” on the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Hosted by the Getty on Friday, January 26

Published: January 23, 2024

Art Break: ‘Unwrapping’ the Book of the Dead at the Getty

The J. Paul Getty Museum invites you to a conversation with Heba Abd el Gawad and Judith Barr on the inscribed mummy wrappings in the Getty’s collection, how they got there, and the ethical questions museums face about displaying human remains and objects intimately associated with human remains. The program will take place on Zoom on Friday, January 26 at 12:00 pm. It is free but requires advance registration. 

To register, please click here.

Judith Barr is a curatorial assistant in the Antiquities Department at the Getty Villa Museum, where she has been a part of the Antiquities Provenance Project since 2015. She holds an MSt in classical archaeology from the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the history of the Getty’s collection and on documenting the 20th-century art market for antiquities.

Heba Abd el Gawad is an Egyptian heritage and museum specialist and a research fellow at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Heba specializes in the history of Egyptian archaeology and contemporary Egyptian perceptions and representations of ancient Egypt.