Christian Greco, curator of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Dutch National Museum of Antiquities), has been appointed as director of the Egyptian Museum in Turin. This museum is one of the world’s leading museums for Egyptian archaeology. Greco will start as director in Turin on 1 May this year.
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden director Wim Weijland: "We are immensely proud that Christian has been given the opportunity to take such a wonderful new step in his career. His erudition and enthusiasm will be greatly missed. We wish him the very best for his future and we are looking forward to continue our fruitful collaboration with him in his new position."
Christian Greco (1975) has worked for the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden since 2009 as assistant curator, and since 2011 as curator of the Egyptian collection in conjunction with prof. dr. Maarten Raven. In addition to his work within the museum he was joint field director of the museum’s archaeological excavations at Saqqara (Egypt), and he worked in Luxor as epigrapher with the Chicago Oriental Institute. Since 2012, he has taught at Leiden University’s Faculty of Archaeology. Greco studied Classics and Archaeology of the Near East at the University of Pavia, and attained a PhD in Egyptology from the University of Pisa in 2008.