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Coptic Art revealed

The first ever locally-curated exhibition on Coptic art opens to the public on Wednesday

Nevine El-Aref , Tuesday 7 Dec 2010
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At Al-Amir Taz palace in Al-Khalifa area, culture minister Farouk Hosny and Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) are organizing a press conference on Wednesday to announce the opening of the Coptic Art Revealed exhibition. The exhibit displays over 200 artifacts from the Coptic era and was organized to celebrate the centennial of the Coptic Art Museum, which was renovated and reopened in 2006. Islamic and Coptic religious leaders will be attending this great event as well.

Hawass stated that Coptic Art Revealed is the first locally produced exhibition on Coptic art. The show focuses on the splendors of the Coptic era and highlights the Copts’ outstanding contribution to Egypt’s diverse and rich heritage. The exhibition includes many painted icons by renowned artists, beautiful textiles, illuminated manuscripts, an excerpt from the famous Nag Hammadi Library, stone and wooden friezes with intricate Coptic designs and splendid daily-use objects, among other invaluable pieces.

Nadja Tomoum, the exhibition creator and director told Ahram Online that the displayed objects were carefully selected from several museum collections in Egypt. This includes treasures from the Coptic Museum’s storage and significant artworks from its permanent display, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat and the Museum of Islamic Art in Babul Khalq. Items from the National Museum, the Greco-Roman Museum and the Museum of the New Library in Alexandria were also selected, as well as others from the Beni-Suef and Al Arish Museums.

The exhibition will last for two months and it was made possible by a number of generous sponsors, including the SCA, the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, Orascom Construction Industries and Telecom, Bavaria, NADIM Industries of Mashrabeya, Sonesta Group Egypt and Villanova Egypt

 

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Makram Samaan,PHD
09-11-2012 10:25pm
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Egypt Unity
Its wonderful to see that in the midest of the Islamists attempts to fgragile Egypt unity and medrnization to take the country back gto 14 century backward life and their insensitivity that EGYPT is a civil country populated with multi cultures and freligoius populations,Ancient, middle ages and modern, Christianity, Judaism , Islam, Bhuda and even Athiests...thde Islamist want to reduce it into a dictatorship of awkward Islam..just like Saudi Arbia Viva Education, Freedom of speach, Equal justice to all. Independance of State from any one Religion. Islamic Shareeah does not Guarantee Free Speech, Equal Justice nor equal opportunity. Look to all Islamic countries from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait, Yemen, Iraq and Afganistan, Pakistan...etc..is there EqualOpportunity to Cghristians..any dequal opporunity to build a church. Save Egypt and have a civic Constitution to Guarantee basic Freedom of Speech,and Equal Justice and Opportunity to all Egyptians
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10-10-2012 05:18am
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Egypt highlights its cultural heritage
Egypt will have no future if it does not acknowledge and respect its past. Accept its unique Egyptian culture.
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