Egypt: The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization holds an art and cultural workshop on ancient Egyptian religions during the semester vacation under “The Creed in Ancient Egyptian Civilization”.
As per the reports, in celebration of the World Day of Ancient Egyptian Religion, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization organized a cultural art workshop, which falls on January 15 every year,
which comes within the museum’s strategy to present diverse programs and events to raise awareness of art, culture and cultural heritage in varied and attractive ways.
The authorities of the NMEC (National Museum of Egyptian Civilization) have conveyed that the museum’s Arts Center organized the workshop as one of the programs and activities offered by the museum to visitors of different age groups, Professor Fayrouz Fikri, the Vice President of the Museum’s Board for Management and Employment, said that the workshop was organized in the recent period by the museum.
During the event, Vice President Fayrouz Fikri emphasized that such events actively contribute to children’s education and provide them with useful information, as the museum aims to present them in conjunction with the mid-school vacation to help Egyptian families fill their children’s free time with useful activities at this time of the year.
Furthermore, on his part, Nermeen Mustafa, a first arts specialist at the museum, pointed out that the workshop included a lecture on the idea of the Ancient Egyptian creed, idols and symbols, how it originated and evolved, and how the creed influenced until the Egyptians knew the three heavenly religions, Jewish, Christian and Islamic.
Moreover, he explained the aspects of such workshops that how the Ancient Egyptian creatively expressed it symbolically in different arts, such as patterns, sculptures and photography.
“The museum enjoys a unique collection on display in its main hall that includes collectables that tell the history of celestial religions and several magnificent archaeological statues of protective women”, said officials.
During the event, the workshop also included a practical application presented by Professor Nora Mustafa Ismail, during which simple masks inspired by some of the symbols of the ancient Egyptian deities, including Anubis, Sakmat, Maat, and Nut, were implemented.
At the end of the workshop, the children and students participated in a game of memory cards. A booklet was distributed to them containing many drawings prepared for colouring, including many symbols associated with the creed of successive civilizations in Egypt.