Dr Carolyn Graves-Brown
Curator / Egypt Centre
Egypt Centre
Telephone: (01792) 606584
Room: Office - 014
Ground Floor
Taliesin Arts Centre
Singleton Campus

I have been the curator of the Egypt Centre since 1997, and prior to that a curator of 2 other museums. I am a member of ICOM (International Council of Museums) and the Lithics Study Society. My research interests include ancient Egyptian Dynastic lithics and gender studies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Egyptology
  • museology
  • volunteers
  • widening participation in university museums
  • lithics
  • collections management


  1. (Eds.). Egyptology in the Present: Experiential and Experimental Methods in Archaeology. Graves-Brown, C.A. (Ed.), Swansea: Classical Press of Wales.
  2. Dagger-like flint implements in Bronze Age Egypt. In Frieman, C.J. and Eriksen, B.V. (Ed.), Flint Daggers in Prehistoric Europe. (pp. 19-31). Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  3. Sexuality: Ancient Egypt. In Whelehan, P and Bolin, A (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. (pp. 1115-1154).
  4. Flint and Forts: The role of flint in Late Middle-New Kingdom Egyptian weaponry. In Timothy P. Harrison, Edward B. Banning (Ed.), Walls of the Prince. Egyptian Interactions with Southwest Asia in Antiquity: Essays in honour of John S. Holladay. (pp. 37-59). Leiden: Brill.
  5. A Gazelle, A Lute Player and Bes: three ring bezels from Amarna. In Dodson, A., Johnston, J.J. and Monkhouse, W (Ed.), A Good Scribe and an Exceedingly Wise Man: studies in honour of W.J. Tait. (pp. 113-126). Golden House.

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  • CL-M77 Reaching the Public: Museums and Object Handling

    In this module the students will gain an introduction to aspects of museology as well as an opportunity to research, interpret and handle ancient artefacts and present their findings to the public

  • CLE327 Egyptian Collection Practicum

    Competition for paid museum work is substantial and unfortunately without prior experience students are unlikely to gain paid work in a museum. This 4-week session provides practical experience for students on site. Additionally, through working in an actual museum environment students will understand the philosophies behind museum work as well as some of types of work which are available. This module is useful for students pursuing careers in archaeology, museums, heritage studies, data analysis, and those wishing to pursue post-graduate work in Egyptology.

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
1997 Present Curator Egypt Centre, Swansea University
1991 1997 Curator Neath Museum, Neath Borough Council
1988 1991 Museum Services Officer Arun District Council