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Archaeological and heritage exhibitions and artistic and educational workshops in antiquities museums to celebrate World Heritage Day

On April 18 of each year, the world celebrates World Heritage Day, with the aim of calling for the protection of human heritage and publicizing it and the efforts of relevant parties and organizations. The proposal of the International Council on Monuments and Sites “ICOMOS” World Heritage Day was set on April 18, 1982, and was approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983, with the aim of enhancing awareness of the importance of the cultural heritage of humanity, and redoubling its necessary efforts to protect and preserve heritage.


This year, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, represented by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, celebrates World Heritage Day by organizing archaeological exhibitions across the country. And temporary heritage, and a number of artistic events and educational workshops about Egyptian heritage throughout different historical eras.


Professor Moamen Othman, Head of the Museums Sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, confirmed that this comes within the framework of The policy of the museum sector is to organize events, workshops, and various activities to shed light on the local and international holidays and popular, heritage, and cultural events that the Egyptian people celebrate, and to activate the societal and educational role of museums as they are cultural and educational institutions and not just places to display artifacts only, in addition to raising archaeological and tourism awareness among the community. With all different spectrums and age groups.


Learn about the exhibitions, events and activities organized by antiquities museums:


– Museum The National Police in the Citadel:


Under the title " Castle landmarks" The museum is organizing an exhibition on the most important archaeological monuments in the historic Cairo region and the Citadel of Saladin through displaying a group of pictures of walls, doors, towers, palaces, mosques, and museums in Cairo, especially the Citadel.

 The exhibition continues for a period of time. 30 days.


– The Gayer Anderson Museum in the Sayyida Zeinab neighborhood, and the royal chariots in Bulaq:


Under the title "Antica" The two museums, in cooperation with the General Administration of Archives in the Museums Sector, are organizing two heritage exhibitions for 30 days, for collections of ancient heritage pieces such as the gramophone, radio, telephone, hand iron, projector, and telegraph.

The two museums also organize a number of workshops  Artistic and educational art for children to introduce them to ancient heritage history.


– Luxor Museum:

Under the title "Treasures of Thebes" The museum is organizing an exhibition of a group of its distinctive artifacts, including scarabs, part of a coffin lid with a composite design, ushabti, pottery, a statue of a woman, two masks, a metal eye, and a casting mold.

A workshop will also be organized. Art to teach drawing on papyrus paper, and guided tours inside the museum.


– Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria:

The museum organizes an exhibition in the Coptic Art Hall for a group of its collections. Antiquities include a marble panel of bas-relief depicting Saint Abu Mina standing between two camels, a Coptic tapestry bearing a group of dancers and legendary figures, and a bottle with Saint Mina on it.


– Mallawi Museum in Minya:

Under the heading " “Heritage Crafts”, the museum is organizing an exhibition for a distinguished group of its collections, which sheds light on the most prominent heritage crafts that were inherited by the Egyptians throughout the various historical eras, including a necklace of beads of different shapes and colors from the Middle Kingdom era, and a necklace of beads of different shapes with a wooden cross in the middle. The Coptic era, and a spindle consisting of seven pieces of different shapes and sizes from the Coptic era, and a circular piece of fabric embroidered with yellow, red and black threads representing a person riding a horse with angels around him from the Coptic era,  And a purple, hexagon-shaped piece of textile with floral decorations in the shape of grape leaves, executed using a shorthand method, from the Coptic era.

The museum will also organize an artistic workshop for making jewelry and ornamental tools to highlight the most prominent heritage crafts and link them to the museum’s collection.


– Sharm El-Sheikh Museum:

Displays a group of icons from St. Catherine’s Monastery.


– The Coptic Museum in Ancient Egypt: 

Under the title “Coptic Handicrafts – Coptic Weaving” The museum is organizing an exhibition of a group of its collectibles that shed light on the craft of Coptic weaving, including a piece of Coptic linen and wool fabric with multiple decorations and colors, a piece of linen with wool decorations in the shape of a cross, a piece of linen and wool with colorful decorations of a standing man missing parts, and a square piece. The shape of its decorations consists of shapes of crosses inside bowls, a piece of colored fabric, and a textile spindle.


– Imhotep Museum in Saqqara:

Under the title " The Museum is “Heritage and Identity”. The museum is organizing a celebration that also coincides with the celebration of the museum’s annual anniversary. It also organizes a guided tour for visitors and highlights the artifacts related to the intangible heritage in Saqqara. 


– Aswan Museum:

 The museum organizes a guided tour of Nubian landmarks from Abu Simbel to Philae. The program includes an explanation of the importance of the site as one of the most important World Heritage sites, in addition to organizing a drawing and coloring workshop for some pictures of Nubian temples.


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