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Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk

The fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods requires the enhancement of both legal instruments and practical tools disseminating information and raising public awareness.

The Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. In order to facilitate identification, the Emergency Red List describes the categories or types of cultural items that are most likely to be illegally bought and sold.

Museums, auction houses, art dealers and collectors are encouraged not to acquire these objects without having carefully and thoroughly researched their origin and all the relevant legal documentation. Due to the great diversity of objects, styles and periods, the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk is far from exhaustive. Any cultural good that could have originated in Egypt should be subjected to detailed scrutiny and precautionary measures.

 

Download the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk in English

Download the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk in Arabic

Download the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk in French

Download the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk in German

Acknowledgements

·  ICOM thanks the invaluable help of the experts who contributed to the List, without whom its publication would not have been possible. These are, in alphabetical order:

 

  • Mohamed Abass Selim, General Director of the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo.
  • Claire Derriks, Curator of the Egyptian and Middle-East Collections at the Musée Royal de Mariemont in Morlanwelz, Chair of ICOM CIPEG.
  • Tarek El Awady, Director of  the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
  •  Yasmin El Shazly, Head of Documentation of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
  • Gawdat Gabra, visiting lecturer at the School of Religion of Claremont Graduate University in Claremont.
  • Salima Ikram, Professor of the Egyptology and Chair SAPE at the American University in Cairo, Member of ICOM CIPEG.
  • Mary Kupelian, Lecturer at Helwan University in Cairo.
  • Ossama Abdel Meguid, Director General of the Nubian Antiquities Salvage Fund in Cairo, member of ICOM Executive Council and of ICOM CIPEG.
  • Iris Mesko, Integrated expert at the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo.
  • Ahmed Mostaf Osman, Director of the Department of Repatriation of Antiquities at the Ministry of Antiquities in Cairo.
  • Gabriele Pieke, Curator at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin, Secretary of ICOM CIPEG.
  • Regine Schulz, Director and CEO of the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim, member of ICOM Executive Council and of ICOM CIPEG.
  • Mervat Seif El-Din, Director of scientific research at the Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria.
  •  Abdel Ghaffar Shedid, Lecturer at the Institut for Egyptology of the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München in Munich.

 

 

ICOM wishes to thank all the institutions and people who so generously provided the photographs presented in the Emergency Red List for Egypt:

  • Coptic Museum, Cairo
  • Gayer-Anderson (Beit el-Kritlaya) Museum, Cairo
  • Graeco-Roman Museum, Alexandria
  • Mummification Museum, Luxor
  • Nubian Museum, Aswan
  • Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim
  • Royal Museum of Art and History, Brussels
  • The Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
  • Musée Royal de Mariemont, Morlanwelz
  • Museo Arqueologico Nacional, Madrid
  • Museu Nacional de Arquelogia, Lisbon
  • Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo