Collecting modern Egypt
Friday 5 May 2017,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court
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The Modern Egypt Project at the British Museum brings the Museum's collection of Egyptian objects into the 21st century.
The project responds to critical debates within museums regarding the inclusion of objects from recent histories in places often represented within museum spaces with ancient or traditional objects.
In this talk, Project Curator Mohamed Elshahed will introduce the project, showcase some of the objects and discuss the project's historical and theoretical significance in the contexts of the British Museum and Egypt's current museum institutions.
The talk will be followed by a general discussion and brief responses by historian Hussein Omar, University of Oxford, and Danah Abdulla, design lecturer at London College of Communication, University of the Arts.