Brooke Norton is the Associate Curator of the Badè Museum. Brooke received her BA in archaeology from Boston University in 2011 and her M.A. in Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Studies from New York University in 2013. Brooke’s interests include Egyptian art and archeology, and cultural connections between Egypt and the Southern Levant. Brooke has excavated primarily in Egypt and Jordan; but also has experience excavating in Israel, Italy, and the USA. In Egypt, Brooke works with the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition.
Brooke has experience working in museums, having worked at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at NYU where she oversaw the publication of didactic material and catalogues accompanying exhibitions. Most recently, Brooke completed a fellowship at the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) during the 2019-2020 academic year for her dissertation research. Her dissertation research examines the geographic distribution and types of New Kingdom Egyptian temples and ritual installations in the Sinai and the Levant to better understand how these ritual interactions were negotiated as a result of cultural contact. Brooke is currently a PhD candidate in Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley.