Professional Collaborators

This project to return faces and identities to the two ancient Egyptian human beings under the stewardship of the Archaeological Museum was generously funded by a Johns Hopkins University Arts Innovation Grant and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It has also brought together the expertise of many professional collaborators across disciplines.  The participants in this project are listed below by institution. We are delighted to acknowledge the support of Goucher College, Baltimore, MD in carrying out this research. We are particularly grateful to our co-investigators at FaceLab, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool School of Art and Design for their extraordinary contributions.

At the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum:

Sanchita Balachandran, Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum (JHUAM), Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS); art conservator specializing the preservation of ancient archaeological material

Meg Swaney, Egyptology graduate student, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Betsy Bryan, Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, Department of Near Eastern Studies, and Director of the JHUAM; expertise in ancient Egyptian art and archaeology

Kate Gallagher, Assistant Curator and Registar; expertise in collections management

At FaceLab, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool School of Art and Design:

Caroline Wilkinson, Professor and Director, The Face Lab, Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool, United Kingdom; expertise in archaeological facial reconstruction, with extensive experience in ancient Egyptian populations.

Kathryn Smith, visual/forensic artist and curator, and doctoral researcher at the LJMU’s Face Lab; expertise in facial depiction

Mark Roughley, Research and Teaching Assistant at Liverpool School of Art and Design, and a member of the LJMU’s Face Lab;expertise in facial depiction

Special Collections, The Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University:

Jennifer Jarvis, Department of Conservation and Preservation; paper conservator

Alessandro Scola, Department of Conservation and Preservation; senior book conservator

Amy Kimball, Head of Materials Management, Special Collections

At the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions:

Elliot Fishman, Director of Diagnostic Imaging and Body CT, Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science, JHMI; high-resolution 3-D scanning

Juan R. Garcia, Associate Professor, and Director of the Facial Aesthetics Clinic, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI); specialties in facial prosthetics and medical sculpture

Christopher B. Ruff, Professor of Functional Anatomy and Evolution; expertise in paleoanthropology

Warren Grayson, Associate Professor, Laboratory for Craniofacial and Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, JHMI; expertise in craniofacial structure and tissues

Additional Expertise:

Michael Raphael and associates, Direct Dimensions, Baltimore, MD; expertise in 3-D imaging and photogrammetry

Cathy Schaefer, Splice Design Group; design consultant

Richard Jasnow, Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Studies, The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University; expertise in literary texts of the Late Period

Joel Schildbach, Professor of Biology and Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education, The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University; advice on biological deterioration

Kathlyn Cooney, Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles; advice on coffin decoration

Kate Prizel, former pathologist at Johns Hopkins University.

William Peck, Egyptologist, Detroit, MI.

Craig Hankin, Director, Center for Visual Arts, KSAS; expertise in painting and drawing