Dr. Jack Green
Dr. Jack Green is chief curator of the Oriental Institute Museum, part of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (2011 to present) where he manages the permanent collections and program of special exhibits. He recently co-curated two Oriental Institute exhibits: “Picturing the Past: Imaging and Imagining the ancient Middle East” (2012), and “Our Work: Modern Jobs – Ancient Origins” (2013). In addition to overseeing the museum’s transition to a new integrated collections database, he is involved in cultural heritage projects overseas, including the National Museum of Afghanistan – Oriental Institute Partnership Project. He was previously curator of the new ancient Near East gallery at the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford (2007-2011). He is an archaeologist with a PhD from University College London (2006) on the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age cemetery at Tell es-Sa‘idiyeh, Jordan – which is also the focus of a British Museum publication project. His related research interests are in the Bronze and Iron Ages of the southern Levant, histories of archaeology, the archaeology of death and burial, and gender and personal adornment.