Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Egyptologist-author Kara Cooney in Albany for a special lecture about Hatshepsut

ALBANY, NEW YORK- The Albany Institute of History & Art is excited to host internationally known Egyptologist and author Kara Cooney for a special lecture about Hatshepsut, the longest reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. Kara Cooney is Associate Professor at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. Her new book The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt, draws from the latest field research to fill in the gaps of what we know about the famous pharaoh and explore the obstacles that faced women who sought power and prestige in a society that equated authority with masculinity. Cooney will be available to sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. This lecture and book signing will take place on Sunday, November 16 at 2PM. It is open to the public and free with museum admission.

  • Price: $28.00
  • Pages: 320
  • ISBN: 9780307956767
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Dr. Cooney is a well-known Egyptologist and the Assistant Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA. She received her PhD for Near Eastern Studies in 2002 from Johns Hopkins University. Some of her excavation experience includes projects in Deir el Medina in Egypt, Dahshur, and several tombs at Thebes. In 2005, she was a curator for Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Cooney has also been on Discovery Channel documentaries including: Out of Egypt and Egypt’s Lost Queen.

The Albany Institute of History & Art is located at 125 Washington Avenue in Albany, New York. There is limited parking available in the museums lot, located at the corner of Dove and Elk Streets in Albany (just behind the museum). There is also on street parking available.

The Albany Institute is open Wednesday-Saturday 10AM-5PM, Thursday until 8PM*, and Sunday Noon-5PM. On Tuesdays, the museum is open to registered groups only. The museum is closed on Mondays and some holidays. Admission is FREE for Albany Institute members; $10/adults; $8/seniors and students with ID; $6/children 6-12; FREE/children under 6. The museum is now offering free admission on Thursdays from 5PM-8PM.  For more information, visit or call (518) 463-4478.

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