Emily MacIntosh

Emily Russo MacIntosh is an Egyptologist and ancient art historian. She received her BA in Near Eastern Studies from Johns Hopkins University in 2008 and moved to Providence for graduate study at Brown University, where she completed her PhD in Egyptology and Assyriology in 2016. She has worked and interned at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the RISD Museum. She has worked on multiple projects at the RISD Museum, including the 2014 reinstallation of the Egyptian galleries.

MacIntosh’s research focuses primarily on the art of the New Kingdom, funerary art and mortuary literature. Her dissertation explored the painted wall decoration of non-royal burial chambers during the Eighteenth Dynasty (circa 1539–1292 BCE). Currently, she is preparing her dissertation research and other research projects from her time in graduate school for publication. She has participated in excavations in Luxor and Abydos.


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