Dr. Jack Green

Jack Green

Jack Green, also known as John D.M. Green, joined Miami University in August 2021, and is the Jeffrey Horrell ‘75 and Rodney Rose Director and Chief Curator of the Art Museum. He provides oversight for Art Museum operations, staff, exhibitions and programs, acquisitions, fundraising, marketing, and strategic planning.

Originally from London, United Kingdom, Dr. Green received his M.A. and Ph.D from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (2001, 2006). For his doctoral research he worked on the archive and collections of Tell es-Sa’idiyeh, Jordan. He was curator of Ancient Near East at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford (2007–11) and came to the United States as chief curator of the Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago (2011–15). He also served as deputy director of collections, research and exhibitions at the Corning Museum of Glass, NY (2016–17).

Dr. Green recently served as Associate Director at the American Center of Research (ACOR), Amman, Jordan (2017-21), where he supported cultural heritage initiatives, Photo/Digital Archive projects, and directed the Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management Initiative, Petra.

His broad experience in cultural heritage, museum curation and administration, faculty and community collaboration, and development of funded initiatives, provides exciting opportunities for the Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum as we look to the future. 

Dr. Green’s interests include museum and cultural heritage studies, and the intersection of art and archaeology. His current focus on ancient Jordan includes the Tell es-Sa‘idiyeh Cemetery Publication Project, British Museum. He is also a co-editor of ACOR’s Temple of the Winged Lions Publication Project. He is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, American Society of Overseas Research, Archaeological Institute of America, and ICOM.

Selected Publications

With R. Henry (eds.), Olga Tufnell’s ‘Perfect Journey’: Letters and Photographs of an Archaeologist in the Levant and Mediterranean. London: UCL Press (2021).

“Between visuality and context: Presenting archaeological narratives at the Oriental Institute.” In Emberling, G. & Petit, L.P. (eds.), Museums and the Ancient Middle East: Curatorial Practice and Audiences. London and New York: Routledge. Pp. 153-174 (2019).

“Chapter Eight: Gender and Sexuality” In A. Gunter (ed.), A Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Art. Wiley Blackwell. Pp.179-207 (2019).

With J.M. Evans and E. Teeter (eds.) Highlights of the Collections of the Oriental Institute Museum. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of Chicago (2017).

“General Treatment: Museums as Intermediaries in Repatriation.” Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies 5.1: 6-18 (2017).

“Building Capacity, Sharing Knowledge.” Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology & Heritage Studies, vol. 3.1: 63–71 (2015).

See also https://muohio.academia.edu/JackGreen