dr Magdalena Łaptaś

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Instytut Historii Sztuki, WNHiS

Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego
ul. Wóycickiego 1/3
01-938 Warszawa

Key words

Magdalena Łaptaś is a byzantinologist and a nubiologist with special focus of her research on the iconography of paintings acquired during the Polish excavations in Sudan.

Academic research conducted

Research on the apostolic college in Nubian painting, in the broad context of early Christianity, Byzantium and the Middle Ages. Studies on the iconographic program of Nubian sanctuaries in the archaeological, architectural and liturgical context. Studies on the iconography of archangels in the Nile Valley and the influence of ancient tradition on Christian art.


Cooperation with the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology of the University of Warsaw, during excavations in Sudan, in Banganarti.

Preparation of a joint project “Harmonia” together with prof. Athanasios Semoglou from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


2001-2017 annual participation in excavations in Banganarti (Sudan), carried out under dr. hab. Bogdan Żurawski

2008-2009 participation in archeological - maintenance mission in Kaftun and Ma'ad (Lebanon), conducted by Tomasz Waliszewski and Krzysztof Chmielewski

Offer for entrepreneurs

Cooperation is possible in the scope promoting in Poland and abroad

Professional experience

1993-2010 Work in the National Museum in Warsaw, in the collections of East Christian art (Faras), initially at the post of an assistant lecturer, later curator