AHRC Research Award – Belle Epoque Museums Itinerary (BECAMI)

Dr Selim (Queen’s University Belfast) and Dr Sibley (University of Sheffield) have been awarded a research grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to lead the multidisciplinary collaborative project “Belle Epoque” Cairo Museums Itinerary (BECAMI).

The project aims to re-establish a balance in the current dominant discourse on cultural heritage and collective memory of the “Belle Époque” era, during which Cairo was a home to Novel Architecture and urban embodiment of the Parisian Dream over the Nile.

We will engage with various communities in the re-discovery and emotional appropriation of eleven Cairo museums, all housed in buildings of high architectural and historical significance.

We also propose a new type of engagement with the tangible and intangible heritage of the liberal age, with its flourishing art, music, technological innovations, political issues and modern way of life and consumption.

For further information on this project, please contact Dr Gehan Selim g.selim@qub.ac.uk.

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