august, 2015

4aug11:00 am- 8:00 pmDr. David Silverman Comes to GRPM


Event Details


Professor of Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. David Silverman, visits the Grand Rapids Public Museum in conjunction with The Discovery of King Tut exhibition, giving visitors a chance to ask him their questions about Kind Tut in Ancient Egypt.

Dr. Silverman will be available inside the exhibition to speak to visitors and provide Q&A at set times (below). He will be giving small talks about Tutankhamun and the time period on the hour inside the exhibition.

Q & A times with Dr. Silverman:

August 4, 2015

  • 11 am-1 pm
  • 3-5 pm
  • 6-8 pm

About Dr. Silverman:

Dr. David Silverman is the Eckley Brinton Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, and Curator-in-Charge of the Egyptian Section at the Penn Museum. He also served as visiting Professor in Fine Arts at Harvard University as well as the Sorbonne, in Paris.  He received his Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago and his B.A. with honors from Rutgers University.

Among the international exhibitions he has curated are Tutankhamun, the Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, Tutankhamun and the Gold of the Pharaohs and the earlier Treasures of Tutankhamun. In addition, he has curated, consulted and organized many other major exhibitions, including Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt; Ramesses the Great, Searching for Ancient Egypt, Women in Ancient Egypt, Archaeological Treasures of Ancient Egypt, and Amarna:  Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun.

Dr. Silverman has published more than twelve books dealing with subjects such as grammar, art, religion, kingship, Middle Kingdom Studies and epigraphy; two of his latest are Archaism and Innovation:  Studies in the Culture of Middle Kingdom in Egypt and Akhenaten and Tutankhamun: Revolution and Reformation.

About the Exhibition:

Featuring more than 1,000 scientifically produced recreations hand-crafted by Egyptian artisans, The Discovery of King Tut recreates the awe and marvel of the moment of discovery. Visitors enter an overwhelming treasure trove to have an unbelievable glimpse into the greatest archeological discovery of the 20th century: Tutankhamun’s tomb.


(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 8:00 pm


Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids

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