BA Brochure

, Other Publications

Available in: English

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina published a brochure that bears a synopsis of the Library's glorious history, which is a continuing source of inspiration. The brochure presents the enlightening role that the BA plays in everyday Egyptian life; a role distinguished by its multilayered faces, whether cultural, scientific or artistic. It sheds light on some major facts and figures related to the BA`s location, its collection and affiliated centers, as well as other vital information that is apt to answer the different questions of all visitors. The brochure is intended to sketch out current efforts, future visions and introduce the key persons who are responsible for reinventing the glory of the Ancient Library in a new and modern form.

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

Available in: English - Arabic

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

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 “Education”.

Bare Necessities (SCIplanet: Year 8 – 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. In this issue it tackles the theme of “Bare Necessities”.

Agenda Exibition 2015

, Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Catalogue Art Exhibitions & Collections

Available in: English - Arabic

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.

Yacht Mahroussa

, Book

Available in: English - French - Arabic


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

Available in: English

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”.

Human Civilization (SCIplanet: Year 7 – 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. In this issue it tackles the theme of “Human Civilization”.

Montazah: The Royal Palaces and Gardens

, Mohamed Awad Book Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med)

Available in: Arabic

Montazah site, known since Antiquity, was rediscovered and developed in the 19th and 20th centuries to become Egypt’s royal summer retreat. Khedive Abbas Helmi, fascinated by the natural beauty of the site, decided to build a summer retreat there, the Salamlek, in 1892. King Fouad, later in 1927, built the Haramlek, and King Farouk added more dependencies including the Tea Pavilion and bridge. Following the 1952 Revolution, the gardens and the beaches were opened to the public, yet still most of the site was reserved for Egypt’s elite society. An Italian company developed and managed the site and its beach cabins, while the royal residences were transformed followed with the addition of the Palestine Hotel in the late 1960s, while casinos, clubs and entertainment facilities were added successively. This brief historical account is meant to document the history and development of the site, and serve as a guide to its resort and recreational facilities.