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Every February, since 2008, those interested in visual arts gather at the “AGENDA” Exhibition to see various harmonious artworks by artists of different ages, experiences, countries, and cultural backgrounds. They showcase their experiences and ideas in paintings and sculptures. For eight years, these artists have communicated at this meeting point at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. “Meter × Meter: A Free Space for Creativity” is the title of this year's round, and it refers to the space allocated to each artist to present their artistic experience.
This 6th round of the Biennale resumes the footsteps of previous ones. It is concerned, in particular, with the Miniature “Artist’s Book”, the dimensions of which do not exceed 15 × 15 × 15 cm. It is anattempt to explore the artists’ creativity in this field on this small scale, emphasizing that creativity, technical skill, and authentic expression are the most important values in an artwork, which is not necessarily linked tothe greatness of the artwork’s size.
The Veil and 9/11: The Orientalist Discourse Revisited is an attempt to excavatethe prevailing discourses on the veil, notably after the bombing of the World TradeCenter in New York. This article tries to argue that the Orientalist discourse has been revisited in most of the Western debates on the veil. For instance, the veil after 9/11 was connected with a lot of stereotypes and prejudices such as the veil as a sign of oppression, gender inequality, terrorism, patriarchal ideologies, lack of voice and more significantly a refusal to adopt Western values and ways of life. Furthermore, this article will try to come across four items: Orientalism and the question of difference; the perception of the veil in colonial era; the veil and 9/11; and the veil and New American Orientalism.
This volume is dedicated to the Omar Toussoun Collection of the Graeco-Roman Museum. The collection is wide ranging and includes architectural elements, sculpture, minor arts and pottery, all of which have as their provenance the Canopic region, 20 kilometers east of Alexandria. The collection was donated by the prince in 1923, and was exhibited in Room 22, named The Prince Omar Toussoun Hall in his honor.
This publication aims to present an overview of the BioVisionAlexandria 2012 conference and gives a brief portrayal of the next BioVisionAlexandria 2014 Conference
The Documentation of the Ministry of Awqaf Drawings
This is an ongoing joint project between the BA Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med) and the Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf (Endowments). The main objective is to document and classify the information from a collection of about 450 drawings and plates from the Ministry of Awqaf. These drawings, which are of m...
For the past five years, the Egyptian Center for the Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CultNat) and the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), together with IBM, have been working to bring the awe-inspiring experience of Egypt to the world through a project known as ‘Eternal Egypt.’ It represents a unique part...
Digital Manuscript Library
The publication of digital manuscript sets comes in conformity with the BA's mission to adopt modern digital technologies. The Digital Manuscript Library project aims at publishing the manuscript treasures of Arabic heritage in digital form. The year 2007 witnessed the release of the fifth and sixth sets of the Digital Man...
Access to Knowledge (A2K)
In fulfillment of its mission as a center of excellence for the dissemination of knowledge and for dialogue, learning and understanding between cultures and people, the BA has developed a growing interest in issues relating to access to knowledge (A2K), promotion of innovation and creativity, and intellectual property (IP)...
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is a global project to bring together, on infinitely expandable web pages, information about all of the approximately 1.9 million species of plants, animals and microorganisms on Earth. As a collaborative effort of tens of thousands of people with expertise around the world, the EOL project a...
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