Annual Report 2014-2015

, Annual Report

Available in: English

The Annual Report covers all the events, activities, financial statements, and organizational structure of the BA during the reported period.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina 7th International Biennale for the Artist’s Book

, Catalogue

Available in: English - Arabic

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Biennale for the Artist’s Book is an event of distinctive nature and unique orientation, cherished by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA). It was first held in 2002 with regular rounds to this date, and here we are celebrating together its seventh round. Since the very beginning, the arts were man’s first means of documentation, recording, and chronicling. Methods of using art with text grew and varied especially after the emergence of printing. Creativity developed in form and content throughout the ages up to the modern, contemporary age, where artists are tackling the concept of the “artist’s book” with the help of current widespread technologies in the world of visual art, and where there is also a huge diversity of topics and ideas that spur the creative imagination. Thus, the BA aims to introduce the public to these concepts through the International Biennale for the Artist’s Book. This year we invited thirty Egyptian and foreign artists.

The People of Science: Women and Science (SCIplanet: Year 9 – Issue 2)

, Periodical SCIplanet

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SCIplanet is a quarterly edutainment science magazine published by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center (PSC). The Magazine aims to popularize science among the Egyptian public. The issues of SCIplanet 2016 are dedicated to the “People of Science” and this second issue tackles the theme of “Women and Science”.

The People of Science: The Science of the Arabs (SCIplanet: Year 9 – Issue 1)

, Periodical SCIplanet

Available in: English - Arabic

SCIplanet is a quarterly edutainment science magazine published by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center (PSC). The Magazine aims to popularize science among the Egyptian public. The issues of SCIplanet 2016 is dedicated to the “People of Science” and this first issue tackles the theme of the “Science of the Arabs”.

Food and Agriculture (SCIplanet: Year 8 – Issue 4)

, Periodical SCIplanet

Available in: English - Arabic

SCIplanet is a quarterly edutainment science magazine published by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center (PSC). The Magazine aims to popularize science among the Egyptian public. In this issue it tackles the theme of “Food and Agriculture”.

Light (SCIplanet: Year 8 – Issue 3)

, Periodical SCIplanet

Available in: English - Arabic

SCIplanet is a quarterly edutainment science magazine published by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center (PSC). The Magazine aims to popularize science among the Egyptian public. In this issue it tackles the theme of “Light”.

BA International Biennale for Miniature Graphics – Fourth Round

, Catalogue Art Exhibitions & Collections

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The Biennale is an amazing display of technical, aesthetic, and symbolic innovations. Because it is an international event, there are styles ranging from amazing realism and reductionism to minimalism and abstract art. This round is all about wood engraving techniques to introduce the general public to this authentic art printing technique. More than 127 artists from all over the world have participated with around 375 works of art. They have generously donated these artworks to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s permanent art collection.

Education (SCIplanet: Year 8 – Issue 2)

, Periodical SCIplanet

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SCIplanet is a quarterly edutainment science magazine published by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center (PSC). The Magazine aims to popularize science among the Egyptian public. In this issue it tackles the theme of “Education”.

Bare Necessities (SCIplanet: Year 8 – Issue 1)

, Periodical SCIplanet

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SCIplanet is a quarterly edutainment science magazine published by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center (PSC). The Magazine aims to popularize science among the Egyptian public. In this issue it tackles the theme of “Bare Necessities”.

Agenda Exibition 2015

, Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Catalogue Art Exhibitions & Collections

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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.

How Things Work (SCIplanet: Year 7 – Issue 4)

, Periodical SCIplanet

Available in: English - Arabic

SCIplanet is a quarterly edutainment science magazine published by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center (PSC). The Magazine aims to popularize science among the Egyptian public. In this issue it tackles the theme of “How Things Work”.

Environment (SCIplanet: Year 7 – Issue 3)

, Periodical SCIplanet

Available in: English - Arabic

SCIplanet is a quarterly edutainment science magazine published by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center (PSC). The Magazine aims to popularize science among the Egyptian public. In this issue it tackles the theme of “Environment”.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Sixth International Biennale for the Artist Book

, Bibliotheca Alexandrina Catalogue Art Exhibitions & Collections

Available in: English - Arabic

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 an attempt 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 to the greatness of the artwork’s size.

Marased (4): The Veil and 9/11: The Orientalist Discourse Revisited

, Taleb Bilal Publication Series Marased

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The Veil and 9/11: The Orientalist Discourse Revisited is an attempt to excavate the prevailing discourses on the veil, notably after the bombing of the World Trade Center 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.

Human Health (SCIplanet: Year 7 – Issue 2)

, Periodical SCIplanet

Available in: English - Arabic

SCIplanet is a quarterly edutainment science magazine published by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Planetarium Science Center (PSC). The Magazine aims to popularize science among the Egyptian public. In this issue it tackles the theme of “Human Health”.