Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The first Museum management institute in Egypt

Ahram Online

In an attempt to develop the skills of Egyptian curators and restorers to meet the level of their counterparts abroad, the Ministry of State for Antiquities Affairs (MSAA) is to establish the first ever institute for Museology in Egypt.

The Institute will train curators on the recent technology used in museums for better display, restoration and museological education.

Training in the Institute will last for two years, and its curriculum will be created to meet the accreditation requirement set by the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education two years after the school’s foundation. This will allow the school to offer MA and PhD programs in museum studies and heritage management.

Luxor Times Magazine

This announcement was made after Dr. Zahi Hawass meeting with James Bever (USAID director).

Ministry or Antiquities (MOA) announced the plans to establish an institute specialised in developing the Egyptian museums ‘curators skills and train them on the latest scientific techniques in the museums management. The institute in co-operation with the United States and the duration of the study will be 2 years and accredited by ministry of higher education to offer Master and Phd degress in museum sciences.

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