Dr. Meg Gundlach is the Collections Access Manager of the Egypt Centre, Swansea University. Her association with the museum began in 2006 when she arrived in Swansea as a Postgraduate student—her very first paper was a lifecycle of the object W161 (a shabti of Pedamenope), which sparked the topic of her PhD and ongoing research. She has worked on multiple sites across Egypt and Sudan as an Object Registrar and Archaeologist.
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- Artistic production of ancient sculpture
- Shabti typology
- The history of collecting
- 2008–2013 Swansea University (PhD; Typology and Artisanship in Twenty-fifth Dynasty Theban Shabtis: The Chief Lector Priest Pedamenope)
- 2006–2007 Swansea University (MA Ancient Egyptian Culture)
- 2004–2005 American University in Cairo (Year Abroad)
- 2000–2006 University of Wisconsin-Madison (BA History)
- The Egypt Centre, Collections Access Manager (2022–Present)
- AcrossBorders Project, Postdoctoral Researcher/Registrar (2015–2017)
- 2021 “Shabtis of Karabasken”. In E. Pischikova et al. (eds), South Asasif Necropolis: Journey Through Time Exhibition Catalogue. Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities: Cairo. pp. 42–46.
- 2013 “Heryshef”. In R. Bagnall et al. (eds.), The Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, p. 3193.
- Griffin, K. with the collaboration of Meg Gundlach (2008). Current Research in Egyptology 2007. Oxbow Books: Oxford.
- AcrossBorders, Sai Island, Sudan, January–March 2017; January–March 2016; January–March 2015 (Object Registrar) [Directed by Prof. Dr. Julia Budka]
- AcrossBorders, Elephantine, Egypt, October–November 2017; October–November 2016; (Object Registrar) [Directed by Prof. Dr. Julia Budka, in collaboration with Dr. Cornelius von Pilgrim]
- Tell Timai Archaeological Project, Tell Timai, Egypt, June 2015 (Archaeologist/Instructor) [Directed by Dr. Robert Littman and Dr. Jay Silverstein]
- South Asasif Conservation Project, Luxor, Egypt, June–July 2010; July 2009 (Archaeologist) [Directed by Dr. Elena Pischikova]
- Ahmose-Tetisheri Project, Abydos, Egypt, April 2010 (Archaeologist) [Directed by Dr. Steve Harvey]
- Church Hill: Roman Villa, Swansea, Wales, July 2008 (Square Supervisor) [Directed by Dr. Eddie Owens]
Talks and lectures are regularly given to local and national groups on Egyptological topics. Past presentations include:
- “Typology and Artisanship in Twenty-fifth Dynasty Theban Stone Shabtis”. Paper delivered for Bibliothèques de pierre. Les tombes monumentales d’époque kouchito-saïte à Thèbes. Pratiques décoratives égyptiennes, entre aspects humains et matériels, Montpellier, 20–21 July 2022.
- “‘Here I Am, You Shall Say’: An Overview of the Shabti Collection in the Egypt Centre”. Paper delivered for the second Wonderful Things, Swansea, 30 June 2020.
- “Artisanship and Typology in Twenty-fifth Dynasty Theban Shabtis: A Case Study of the Chief
Lector Priest Pediamenope”. Paper delivered for the second Thebes in the First Millennium BC, Luxor, 25–29 September 2016.
- “The Identification of Artisans in Twenty-fifth Dynasty Stone Shabtis”. Paper delivered for the
65th Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Portland, 4–6 April 2014.
- “Shabtis of the Egypt Centre”. Paper delivered for the Egypt Centre Research Seminar Series, Swansea, 2 December 2014.
- “Orthography and Paleography in the Shabtis of Pedamenope”. Paper delivered for the fifth
Ancient Egyptian Language and Text Workshop, Oxford, 25 May 2013.
- “Typology and Artisanship in Twenty-fifth Dynasty Theban Stone Shabtis: The Chief Lector Priest Pedamenope”. Paper delivered for the Egypt Centre Research Seminar Series, Swansea, 07 May 2013.
- “Shabtis as Votive Offerings in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty”. Paper delivered at Current Research
in Egyptology XIII, Birmingham, 27–30 March 2012.
- “Pedamenope: The Man and His Monuments”. Paper delivered at Southampton Ancient Egypt
Society, Southampton, 18 February 2012.
- “Identifying Artisans: The Shabti Collection of the Chief Lector Priest Pedamenope”. Paper
delivered at Current Research in Egyptology X, Liverpool, 7–9 January 2009.
- “The Historiography of Asasif and a Changing Focus”. Paper delivered at Current Research in
Egyptology IX, Manchester, 9–11 January 2008.
- “Conceptions of Wealth in Late Period Theban Burials: A Case Study of Theban Tomb 33”.
Paper delivered at Current Research in Egyptology VIII, Swansea, 19–21 April 2007.