Posts from Abroad


My name is Caroline Rocheleau and I am the GlaxoSmithKline Research Curator of Egyptian Art at the NCMA. As such, I am the person who is studying every single Egyptian artefact in the Museum’s collection (which has never really been done before). It also happens that I am a field archaeologist…

Although I am by academic training an Egyptologist, my expertise is Nubian archaeology. Nubia is a geographical region in the south of Egypt and in the north of Sudan. Within Nubian studies, I am a specialist of the Kushite Kingdom (circa 1000 b.c.e – 350 c.e.)… but I digress. I wouldn’t want to bore you to tears on my very first post.

Now, you ask, why am I blogging on the NCMA’s website? Well, as I mentioned, as the GSK Research Curator, I get to do research on the Egyptian collection. Thanks to GSK’s generous support, I am able to travel in order to do this important research (did I mention that at the end of it all there shall be published a catalogue featuring every Egyptian artefact in the collection?). There are many good places where one can easily do Egyptological research… and by good place, I mean having easy access to several Egyptological libraries and archives, having the chance to visit several museums with large Egyptian collections, talking with other Egyptologists, consulting with conservators, having the chance to study comparative materials first hand…

Like I said, there are several good places, but where is the BEST place? That would be London, UK. And that is where I am right now. London, England. And that’s why I’ll be blogging for a while, so you can follow me in my Egyptological and archaeological adventures. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Well, stay tuned, this is only the beginning…

Cheers for now.

P.S.: If you notice a few extra U’s and a certain lack of Z’s in my posts, please don’t think I am trying to be British. Seriously, I’m not! I’m just Canadian… that’s all.


  1. Posted November 24, 2008 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Wow – NCMA coolness, a Canadian, and an archaeologist to boot. Brings back memories of my anthro classes at Trent University …

  2. Sue
    Posted November 26, 2008 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Hi Caroline,
    I attended a couple of your very entertaining lectures while you were here in Raleigh. I’m glad to have news of you and to know you’re still a part of NCMA.

  3. Caroline Bouchard
    Posted June 23, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Bonjour Caroline!

    Bien contente de voir que tu chemine aussi bien dans ta spécialisation!!!!

    Au plaisir

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