Thu, 26 Nov 2020 - 03:22 GMT
FILE - Al-Sennari House
CAIRO – 26 November 2020: The Al-Sennari House and the Natural, Cultural Heritage Documentation Center and the Manuscripts Center at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Cultural Communication Sector, are organizing a symposium titled “The Al-Sennari House - Culture & Heritage,” on the occasion of the 226th anniversary of the establishment of the ancient building on November 29 at 6 p.m. at the headquarters of the Al-Sennari House.
The symposium will revolve around the history and architecture of Bayt Al-Sinnari, one of the most amazing examples of residential buildings dating back to 1794 AD, its history was linked to the French campaign on Egypt; where a number of members of the Science and Arts Committee resided in it as part of the campaign, and most of them were painters and engineers.
Emphasis will be placed on the architectural components of the house and the restoration processes that have been carried out on it until the Bibliotheca Alexandrina turned it into a house for science, culture and arts to present and make its activities available inside Cairo.
The symposium includes a series of lectures delivered by specialized speakers.