Egyptian: Mallawi Museum, Looted Artifacts
Antiquity / Cultural Heritage / Egypt

Egyptian: Mallawi Museum, Looted Artifacts

On August 15, the Malawe (Mallawi) Museum in Al-Minya, Upper Egypt was looted and artifacts destroyed. The Malawe (Mallawi) Museum is known for its collections from archeological sites in Tuna al-Gebel and Hermopolis. In an effort to inform the public, museum curators, collectors and law enforcement, please find attached the UK Blue Shield list of confirmed … Continue reading

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Cairo: Protectors of Egyptian Monuments
Antiquity / Cultural Heritage / Egypt

Cairo: Protectors of Egyptian Monuments

A team of twenty Egyptologists stand between looted artifacts and the black market in times of quiet and crisis.

With round the clock surveillance and intervention at Cairo Airport, Egyptian men and women work side by side to ensure that any artifact older than 100 years does not leave the country. Since January 25, 2011 more than 30 attempts have been blocked with seized artifacts returned to the proper antiquity protectorate. Continue reading

Walls of Freedom: Egyptian Graffiti Artists, the New Revolutionaries
Art / Books / Egypt / News/Media

Walls of Freedom: Egyptian Graffiti Artists, the New Revolutionaries

Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution is a powerful tribute to the artists who shared the stories of suffering, resistance and courage in the face of a desired but truly unknown destiny as the revolution unfolded and continues to unfold in Egypt.

Basma Hamdy, an Egyptian artist and designer, and Don Karl, an art book publisher and cultural activist and graffiti artist himself, have brought together more than 30 artists, 50 photographers and dozens of historians and activists to document and preserve the ephemeral nature of graffiti art in the Egyptian revolution.
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Egypt / Innovation / Leaders & People / Science / Switzerland

Green Thinking – Outside of the Box? Local First

Why is it ‘news’ when someone applies the rules of nature to architecture, climate change, or even national energy policies? Common sense is returning. Recently The Economist profiled the new U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu in the July 2, 2009 issue (see earlier post). Secretary Chu being a Nobel Prize winner in physics is a … Continue reading

Contemporary Artist Receives Mubarak Prize for Art Award
Art / Egypt / Switzerland

Contemporary Artist Receives Mubarak Prize for Art Award

Muhammed Taha Hussein: Contemporary Artist Awarded in Egypt The Mubarak Prize for Arts recipient this year is artist professor Muhammad Taha Hussein, a contemporary artist who illustrates the fine balance between modern and tradition. Mr. Hussein is a gentle giant of a man who stands tall in height, with encompassing hands and has a large … Continue reading