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In a richly illustrated lecture, Carolyn and Dick Putney discussed their favorite sites in the Nile Valley, including both landscapes and monuments. Special attention was given to intriguing works from antiquity and early monuments of Islamic Cairo. Carolyn M. Putney came to Toledo to work at the Toledo Museum of Art the day after she finished her graduate studies at Florida State University in 1978. Originally she held the position of the Visual Resources Curator and taught Asian art history part time for the University of Toledo. After working with the Asian collection for some time and helping to reinterpret the galleries she was appointed Associate Curator of Asian Art and at the same time to a senior management position in 1999. In 2003 she was named full curator and was also asked to head the curatorial department. In 2004, Ms. Putney was made Director of Collections in addition to her curatorial roles, and in 2005 the University of Toledo gave her a prestige appointment of Research Professor of Art History. She has been recently named the Interim Deputy Director of the Toledo Museum of Art while the Board of Trustees is conducting a search for a new director. Richard H. Putney, a native of the Philadelphia area, is Director of Art History for the University of Toledo, where he has taught courses on ancient and medieval art and architecture since 1979. He has participated in the publication of numerous Toledo Museum of Art books, including Medieval Art, Medieval People: The Cloister Gallery of the Toledo Museum of Art and Toledo Museum of Art: Masterworks. He has done extensive photography in Egypt four times, most recently in March of 2009.