Assistant Director of Academic Engagement and Assistant Research Curator
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Ph.D., Brown University
M.Phil., University of Oxford
B.A., Barnard College
Trained as an archaeologist and specialist in Egyptian art, Jen Thum supports a range of teaching, learning, and research activities at the museums involving art from all divisions. She delivers talks, workshops, and tours for students, faculty, and the public, and works with museum colleagues to bring their expertise to visitors in thoughtful and engaging ways. Thum is committed to celebrating the learning potential of the museums’ collections for interdisciplinary classes and diverse audiences.
“Activating the Ancient World with Museum Collections.” In An Educator’s Handbook for Teaching about the Ancient World, ed. Pınar Durgun, 25–36. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2020.
Thum, Jen, with drawings by Hannah Herrick. Coloring Ancient Egypt. Index (May 21, 2020).
“A Salve for Your Snake Bites.” Index (July 29, 2020).
Thum, Jen, and Julia Troche. “Visitor as Researcher: Making Archaeology More Accessible with Broken and Unprovenienced Objects.” Advances in Archaeological Practice 4 (4) (2016): 537–49.
“When Pharaoh Turned the Landscape into a Stela: Royal Living-Rock Monuments at the Edges of the Egyptian World.” Near Eastern Archaeology 79 (2) (2016): 68–77.