Collaborator of Medjehu Project
Conservator and Egyptologist
Jaume Vilaró Fabregat is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in Egyptology (Scuola Superiore Meridionale, Naples). His research, conducted under the supervision of Drs. Christian Greco (Museo Egizio, Turin) and René van Walsem (Leiden University), focuses on non-stola yellow coffins. His primary research objective is to investigate the texts and iconography depicted on the objects in order to study the workshops and craftspeople of the period. This research also touches upon the religious life and funerary practices that characterized the Third Intermediate Period.
Jaume holds dual Bachelor degrees in Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage and Art History (Universitat de Barcelona-Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”) as well as a Master’s degree in Egyptology (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).
Before embarking on his PhD, Jaume completed research internships at the Egyptian collections of the Musée du Louvre (Paris), the Museo Egizio (Turin) and the Musei Vaticani (Vatican City). He is currently a member of the Vatican Coffin Project, an international project dedicated to the study of the yellow coffins produced during the Twenty-First Dynasty.
In the field, Jaume is a member of the Spanish-Egyptian missions in South-West Saqqara (Kom el-Khamaseen) and Deir el-Bahari (Middle Kingdom Theban Project), and the French mission directed by the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO) in Deir el-Medina.
Within the framework of Medjehu Project, Jaume conserves some of the most fragile wooden objects and documents and studies the texts and iconographies featured on the yellow coffins from Deir el-Medina. His primary goal with this study is to investigate the typologies of representative yellow coffins from the site and what they reveal about the use of Deir el-Medina as a necropolis during the end of the New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period.