Eleni Vassilika B.A, M.A, Ph.D, took her advanced degrees at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York. She also studied in Athens, Cologne and Trier. She was Keeper of Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambrige (1990-2000), then director at the Roemer-und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim (2000-2005). Her specialities include Egyptian and classical art, Ptolemaic iconography and base metal statuary. Since October 2005, she is the Director of Museum Egizio of Turin.
Federico Poole gained his doctorate from the Università degli Studi di Napoli “l’Orientale” with a dissertation on Egyptian funerary statuettes (ushabtis) in the New Kingdom (1997). He collaborated in the cataloguing and exhibition of the Egyptian Collection of the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. From 1994 to 1999 he taught a hieratic course at the l’Università degli Studi di Napoli “l’Orientale,” where he later was a temporary professor of Egyptology (2009-2012). Since 2013 he is a curator at the Egyptian Museum of Turin. His interests include ancient Egyptian social structure and organization, the archaeology, ideology and social function of ancient Egyptian burials, and the reception of Pharaonic cultural elements in Campania.
Sara Caramello is egyptologist (consultant) at the Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino since 2007. Sara took her Bachelor’s Degree in Egyptology at University of Turin (2003). She completed her PhD in advanced studies of antiquity at the University of Udine (2007) with her thesis on “Religious cults and syncretisms based on Aramaic inscriptions of the Egypt Late Period (VII-III century BC)”. She is well known as an Egyptologist and Aramaicist and divides her time between the Museum and teaching (since 2004) at the University of Udine. Sara has also worked devotedly in the Museo Egizio’s Education department since 2003. Her preferred topics are the Aramaic inscriptions of Egypt and, more generally, the relations between Egypt and the Ancient Near East.
Enrico Ferraris is a graduate of the University of Turin (2004). He gained his PhD in Oriental Studies at the University of Pisa, with a dissertation entitled "Celestial Bodies and Star Cults in Ancient Egypt: Iconographic and Textual Documents" (2011). He took part in excavation and documentation campaigns of the Archaeological Mission of the University of Turin at Alexandria in Egypt (2001-2007) and worked in the "Grand Egyptian Museum – Giza project" of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Office for Cooperation (2004). He later worked on a contract to inventory Egyptian artifacts for the Superintendency of Archaeological Heritage of Piemonte and of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (2008). His scholarly focuses are ancient astronomy, religious geography and ancient Egyptian toponomastics.