Saturday, October 08, 2005

All quiet in museum corridors
"The International Council of Museums (ICOM), the international non-profit organisation for museums and museum professionals, has held its AGM in Alexandria, and it went off without any of the glitches which had been expected to dog the meeting . . . . In his speech, delivered by Sabri Abdel-Aziz, head of the Ancient Egyptian section at the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), SCA Secretary-General Zahi Hawass revealed the council's new philosophy to convert Egyptian museums from large showcases for genuine artefacts to huge cultural and educational institutes". A lengthy and detailed overview of the AGM, and an important insight into ways in which Egyptian heritage is being stored and displayed. See the full article.

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