Egypt: NMEC celebrates advent of holy month of Ramadan through heritage art workshops

Middle East, Egypt: The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has recently shared an update regarding the celebration event held by the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan under the title "In the spirit of Ramadan in celebration of the advent of the month of Ramadan."

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Egypt: NMEC celebrates advent of holy month of Ramadan through heritage art workshops
Egypt: NMEC celebrates advent of holy month of Ramadan through heritage art workshops (image credits Facebook)

Middle East, Egypt: The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has recently shared an update regarding the celebration event held by the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan under the title “In the spirit of Ramadan in celebration of the advent of the month of Ramadan.”

According to the updates, the educational department at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat organized a series of heritage art workshops within the framework of the activities and events offered by the museum to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. 

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In addition, the diversity of activities and workshops offered to different categories of society from its visitors, in light of its keenness to support projects Small and keep it sustainable.

Furthermore, Professor Fayrouz Fakry, Deputy Head of the Museum’s Board for Management and Employment, explained that the definition of heritage and popular heritage and the introduction of the older generation to the lifestyles, customs and traditions of our ancestors is one of the most prominent and important goals of the museum.

The reports also pointed out that starting from being an educational and cultural centre targeting all classes of society of different ages, noting that the holy month of Ramadan is among the most important events.

The Egyptian people carry atmospheres and spirituality of a special nature. The museum is keen to revive many customs and traditions inherited within our life practices, to strengthen the status and originality of the Egyptian heritage and heritage in its various forms and types.

On her part, Professor Fakry pointed out that four workshops varied in their presentation of artworks inherited across generations, which characterized Egyptian heritage and customs over different ages, including a seminar to revive Islamic arts and the idea of Ramadan lantern entitled “The art of decoupage in the spirit of Ramadan.”

The workshops were presented by the artists Rihab Muhammad Weiman Al-Maghribi and Mana Allah Al-Maghrebi, but the second workshop was entitled “The art of crochet in the spirit of Ramadan” by the artist Dina Hassan Anwar, who explained and taught the trainees about the types of stitches and how to make Ramadan pendants.

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Moreover, Professor Eza Rizq, the head of the educational department at the museum, said that the third workshop was titled “Printing in the Spirit of Ramadan” It was about printing Islamic decorations and Ramadan shapes, presented by the artist Heba Abdul Qadir, the first art specialist at the museum.

The art further included the introduction of Islamic decorations, how to unload stencils and empty linen moulds with the application, and making napkins in Islamic and Ramadan forms and decorations. 

Additionally, the fourth workshop on how to make candles and its connection with heritage festivals and occasions in Egypt is under the title “Candles in the spirit of Ramadan” the artist Manal Ezzat presented how to make a small project of candles with fragrant oils.

 

Tariq Saeed

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