A Tour of Early Egypt
April 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm$10
Talk by Bernard Fishman
Walk in the shoes of intrepid Victorian travelers who first explored the land of the Nile 150 years ago. Bernard Fishman, director of the Maine State Museum and former Egyptologist for the University of Chicago, has amassed one of the largest private collections of 19th-century Egyptian photographs in the form of stereoviews. Highlights from the collection will be projected in 3D as participants journey across Egypt, from the port of Alexandria to the very spot where Cleopatra died.
Bernard Fishman has been the director of the Maine State Museum since 2012. Over the past 35 years, he has directed five museums, including the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence. Early in his career, Fishman was an Egyptologist for the University of Chicago at the university’s permanent field mission in Luxor, Egypt. Fishman holds degrees from Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. His hobby is collecting 19th-century stereoview photographs, of which he has some 24,000 examples.
Cost: $15; $10 museum members, including gallery admission