Nora E. Scott

Scottish born but American educated, Nora Scott attended schools in New York City and earned a B.A. in Classics from Barnard College. In 1927 she studied Egyptology at Oxford under F. Ll.Griffith and A.M. Blackman, earning a second B.A. and then the M.A. Her first archaeological work was with the Egypt Exploration Society at Armant (1929-30) after which she was hired by the Metropolitan Museum's Department of Egyptian Art to do archival work. Participation with a Danish expedition at Hama in Syria (1933) briefly interrupted her continuing career with the Metropolitan Museum where she organized exhibitions and frequently contributed to the Bulletin. She wrote and lectured on a variety of topics, taught as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, and served filled offices in the Archaeological Institute of America's New York Society. By 1968, Scott was the chief curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan and editor of several volumes in its monograph series. She retired in 1972 and died in 1994.

Author of biography: D.P. Silverman and B.S. Lesko
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Keywords: Ernest F. Scott, Union Theological Seminary, Horace Mann School, Barnard College, Oxford University, FR. Ll. Griffith, A. M. Blackman, Rosalind Moss, Egypt Exploration Society, Armant, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY Carlsberg Glyptotek, Hama, Archaeological Institute of American, Columbia University, scarabs

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Breaking Ground: Pioneering Women Archaeologists
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