Classical Egyptian Artists Display ‘Collector’s Eye’ in Cairo
Here are some highlights from ‘The Collector’s Eye VI’ at Cairo’s Ubuntu Gallery that is open until September 14.  Seif Wanly The sixth edition of Ubuntu’s annual ‘Collector’s Eye’ exhibition includes work from a number of well-known modern and contemporary Egyptian artists, including this piece from the late Seif... Read more
Different Reaction on New Travel and Work Rights for Women in Saudi
A wave of hope swept through Saudi Arabia when the government there announced in early August that it would soon extend significant new rights to women. The changes, which started applying at the end of August, were anticipated to dramatically change the conservative kingdom’s so-called guardianship system, allowing women... Read more
The Most Important Societal Change in Saudi Arabia
Al-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, August 24 Last week, on an unplanned trip to the city of Qatif, I had the chance to visit the home of Sayyed Hassan al-Awami, a local community leader. At the door to his residence, I met his granddaughter, along with her two sons. We chatted... Read more
Why Did a Student Decide to Raise Awareness of Ancient Egyptian Civilization?
The day Nour El-Demerdash stepped inside the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality, she opened her eyes about the glory of the ancient Egyptian civilisation, sensing many people’s ignorance across the world about it.  She made up her mind into raising awareness about this shining, captivating world to as much... Read more
Jerusalem Holds International Arts & Crafts Festival
Hutzot HaYotzer, Jerusalem’s annual International Arts and Crafts Festival is taking place now until August 24. The event is being held at the Sultan Pool on Sunday-Thursday from 6-11 pm, and on Saturday night beginning from 9 pm to midnight. The exhibit includes works by artists from around the... Read more
Egypt Displays Restoration of Tutankhamun Gilded Coffin
Egypt yesterday displayed the gilded coffin of Tutankhamun, under restoration for the first time since the boy king’s tomb was discovered in 1922. The restoration process began in mid-July after the three-tiered coffin was transferred to the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo from the Valley of the Kings... Read more
Inside Birchbark Books & Native Arts
MINNEAPOLIS — Look up when you enter Birchbark Books & Native Arts and you’ll spot a handcrafted canoe hanging above the table of current and favorite books. An intricately carved Catholic confessional hugs a wall, although according to the store’s frequently asked questions page, it was renamed a “forgiveness... Read more
Visitor Who Appeared to be an Arab Man Attacks Egyptian Mummy at Cairo Museum
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has opened an investigation after an ancient mummy preserved in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum was attacked by a visitor. The Egyptian Museum’s director filed a complaint to the ministry demanding an investigation after video evidence of a visitor attacking the mummy appeared online. Sabah Abdel Razek... Read more
National Museum of Qatar Launches Summer Programme
The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) has launched a series of workshops and demonstrations to celebrate the important role of traditional crafts in Qatar. Taking inspiration from the objects on display in the museum galleries, the workshops focus on design and decorative patterns that are typical of local craftsmanship... Read more
Heritage Week Transforms Palestinian City of Birzeit
Birzeit Heritage Week wrapped up over the weekend. For four consecutive nights, the West Bank city’s Old Town was filled with art, song, dance, antiquities, books and workshops presented by locals as well as rural Palestinian communities and municipalities. Heritage Week was organized by the Rozana Association for the... Read more