The work of The Barakat Trust was recently featured in this Arabic article in a leading Egyptian newspaper, Al-Masry al-Youm.
The article focuses on the impact The Trust has had over the past 30 years, namely by building the capacity of professionals in the field of heritage and museum studies in the Islamic world. It highlights some of the projects we have recently supported, especially those in Egypt, or pertaining to Egypt. These are: The documentation of the Mausoleum of Ibn al Ghurab near the Complex of Sultan Qaytbay, carried out by Archinos Architecture; A new visitor route for the Imam Shafii area; developed by Athar Lina Initiative; The documentation of unregistered Wakalas in Bulaq by The Heritage and Traditional Arts Association; and the production of a catalogue of vulnerable historic wooden items from buildings in Cairo, by The Nadim Foundation. The article also mentions the Creswell Archives digitisation project, currently taking place at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the American University in Cairo, and a project to train a conservator to conserve rare manuscripts belonging to the library of the Great Omari Mosque in Gaza, Palestine.