CAIRO – 29 June 2022: The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat held a heritage workshop on papyrus making and related arts, with the participation of the most famous artists of the papyrus industry, including artist Atef Ali Suleiman from Al-Sharqiyah Governorate, who explained the methods of cultivating the papyrus plant.
Papyrus is famous for its conservative cultivation, as was the case in ancient Egyptian times.
Nancy Ammar, a senior heritage and cultural communication specialist at the museum, explained that during the workshop, methods of designing drawings and decorations and drawing symbols of ancient Egyptian writing on papyrus were reviewed.
Manar Hassan, a senior heritage and cultural communication specialist at the museum, added that the museum's Restoration and Conservation Center participated in the workshop by providing an interactive scientific workshop on the manufacture of inks that the ancient Egyptians used to write and ways to prepare them from natural materials.
The participants expressed their admiration of the various models of papyrus displayed to highlight the splendor of ancient Egyptian art throughout the ages.
For his part, CEO of the Museum Ahmed Ghoneim stressed the museum’s keenness on holding such workshops, which reflect the museum’s strategic vision to establish a system of positive cultural values in the community that is an impetus for growth and progress.