The BA Art Exhibitions and Collections Department holds the Alexandria International Symposium for Sculpture in Natural Materials in keeping with the BA’s international role in promoting intellectual and cultural exchange among nations and the Department’s role in encouraging artistic dialogue between Egyptian and foreign artists in all artistic fields. This Symposium is considered to be one of the most important permanent projects organized by the Department in which many Egyptian, Arab, and foreign artists, chosen by each round’s commissioner, take part. This makes it a unique international event where participating artists exchange their artistic experiences and their experiences with the different materials used in each round. Faculty of Fine Arts students also take part in the event as assistants to the participating artists, thus achieving the goal of the event, which is to establish a connection between young artists and older experienced artists. The artworks submitted through the workshop remain as part of the BA collection.