Angela Stienne

Biography

Angela Stienne

I am a third year PhD student at the School of Museum Studies, researching engagements with Egyptian mummies in Paris and London between 1753 and 1855. After a Bachelor’s degree in Egyptology from University College London, I have focused my research on the history of the collecting and display of Egyptian human remains in museums. I have extensive work experience in museums, especially at the Musée du Louvre in Paris and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London. In addition, I have been engaged in numerous outreach projects, sharing my research interests via public and academic talks, teaching and an international online participative project, Mummy Stories.

My doctoral thesis is a cultural history of the Egyptian mummy, looking at cultures of participation with Egyptian mummies, how mummies fitted in contemporary debates over collecting, race and the body, and the evolution of their display at the British Museum and the Louvre. This research contributes a new lens to consider the Egyptian mummy as a museum specimen, in the context of heightened contemporary concerns over the retention of human remains in museums.

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