In my last year of graduate school, I held a residential fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. As a final presentation of my dissertation research, I decided to produce a pop-up exhibition on my work—not just the content of my research, but the process of my research as well.
Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum
In 2012 I interned at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, where my primary responsibility was to help develop an exhibition about an Egyptian sacred text, a sort of holy guidebook to shrines of the crocodile god Sobek in the Faiyum region. Besides participating in essential tasks like drafting loan requests and building the object checklist, I pitched designs for a variety of interactive exhibits. When the exhibition opened a year or so later, I was delighted to see some of my ideas brought to life in the galleries.