Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharya - Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Antiquities official Facebook page
CAIRO – 6 February 2018: The Ministry of Antiquities has announced that the Museum of Islamic Art is hosting a photography exhibition in its Indian culture wing. The exhibition opened last Sunday and is scheduled to end on February 15. The exhibition, titled “Lens”, consists of 64 photographs of the museum’s Indian artifacts collection, taken by 39 Egyptian photographers.
This exhibition is part of a program to promote the work of the Museum of Islamic Art and corresponds with the Museums Sector’s plans to increase promotion of Egyptian museums.
Attending the opening of the exhibition was Indian Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharya, Ministry of Antiquities representative Mohamed Abdel-Latif, Museums Sector Director Elham Salah and Museum of Islamic Art Director Mamdouh Osman.
Mamdouh Osman stated that this is the exhibition’s third run so far, with the first taking place in October 2017 at the museum itself, and the second taking place in mid-January at the Port Said Cultural Center. He also stated that the exhibition has been met with enthusiastic reception from both visitors and participants.
The exhibition is planned to take place in different Egyptian governorates, with the next stop being in Ismailia in March, followed by Alexandria.