‘Rescuing the Mamluk Minbars of Cairo’ presented by Dr Abdulhamid Salah
In honour of International Day of Islamic Art (18 November), ARC-WH presents a recorded lecture by Dr Abdelhamid Al Saleh as he discusses the documentation, restoration and conservation of the Mamluk Minbars of the World Heritage site of Historic Cairo. Dr Abdelhamid is the Project Manager of ‘Rescuing the Mamluk Minbars of Cairo’, which is funded by the British Council.
The restoration of the iconic Mamluk Minbars (pulpits) represents the importance of safeguarding the intricacy, beauty and diversity of Islamic art that we celebrate today.
For more information on the project, visit: http://www.ehrf-egypt.com/
Dr Abuldhamid is the Chairman of the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation, manager of the Risk Assessment Unit in Disaster Risk Management Department at the Ministry of Antiquities (the Minister Office). He is also the Consultant and Resource person on Disaster Risk Management with the African World Heritage Fund for formulating Disaster Risk Management plan for 9 World Heritage Sites in 7 countries in Africa.