Conservation and Renovation of the Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria by Dr. Aly Raafat
- 7 Mar 2017 - 7 Mar 2017
- | Bibliotheca Alexandrina
- | Book Launch
- | Open For Public
- Languages: Arabic
The BA Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex-Med) is organizing a book launch for the book titled Conservation and Renovation of the Royal Jewelry Museum in Alexandria: A Historical, Analytical, and Architectural Study. The event is also an opportunity to honor the book’s author Dr. Aly Rafaat, professor of Architecture at Cairo University and winner of the Nile Award for the Arts.
The renovation process documented in the book affirms that the conscientiousness of the architect, Dr. Aly Rafaat, his awareness of the heritage and architectural value of the museum, and his respect for it lead to a successful process of dealing with heritage buildings and highlight their architectural and historical importance. The significance of this project soared after the demolition, destruction, and misuse of many heritage buildings of great architectural and historical importance in Alexandria. We therefore hope that it will become a model approach for dealing with valuable buildings that should be preserved and repurposed, for they represent part of the nation’s memory, history, and civilization.