Ancient Egyptian Pottery Comes to Truman!

This image shows one of the pots being removed from the packing case in which it arrived from Toronto.

This spring, Kirksville and Truman State University are fortunate enough to play host to a collection of ancient Egyptian pottery on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada (  This extraordinary loan, and the resultant exhibition "Vessels of the Past", have been arranged by Truman Egyptologist and Art Historian Dr. Sara E. Orel.  Dr. Orel did her doctoral work in Toronto and traveled there to select these remarkable objects.  The exhibition will be in the University Art Gallery (Ophelia Parrish) through Tuesday, February 16, with closing recption on the 16th at 6:00 p.m.

In addition, Dr. Orel has been invited to present a talk about her research on Egyptology as part of the Truman Faculty Forum series (  Her talk, "The Garstang Excavations at Beni Hasan, Egypt", will take place on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. in Magruder Hall Rm. 2001.  For more information see:  The Forum aims to present faculty research in an accessible manner to both the campus and community.

Thanks and congratulations to Dr. Orel!