Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Cairo opens major alumni art exhibition
The Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Cairo, a center for the study of traditional arts and the preservation of heritage, has opened the fourth annual exhibition of works produced by the alumni of its renowned educational program.
Located in the palatial setting of the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale in Cairo, the exhibition is a high-profile platform for upcoming artists and artisans to display works in ceramic, gypsum, woodwork and metalwork.
The participants are all graduates of the highly competitive two-year educational program at the Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Cairo, which opened in 2009 as a collaboration between Art Jameel, the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts and the Cultural Development Fund of Egypt.
Art Jameel supports the revival of Egyptian crafts and traditional arts and has opened new avenues to alumni of the Jameel House of Traditional Arts / Cairo educational program; graduates have access to opportunities to continue practising their crafts, from the annual alumni exhibition to summer outreach program for children, and to expanding opportunities to establish their own businesses.
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