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[Co-developing Knowledge Documentation for the Intangible Heritage of Egyptian Woodwork Craft]

Co-developing Knowledge Documentation for the Intangible Heritage of Egyptian Woodwork Craft

Myrsini Samaroudi1,  Karina Rodriguez Echavarria1,  Tim Amis1,  Nesreen Sharara2,  Noha Ali2,  Abdelrahman Aboulfadl2,  AbdelHamid Salah2,  Omniya Abdel Barr2,  Tim Weyrich3

1 University of Brighton
2 Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation (EHRF), Cairo, Egypt
3 University College London

Abstract

This research contributes towards the need to decolonise material culture knowledge by reaching out to communities across the world who still practice the intangible heritage of craft and linking their knowledge with the historical collections curated and exhibited in western heritage institutions. Craft know-how has been transmitted from past generations and in many instances still plays a key role in the economic development and social welfare within communities. Such development includes creative and handicraft industries which are under threat by mass production and the loss of traditional know-how. For western museums, the documentation of knowledge around craft can enhance our understanding and interpretation of collections. For communities, there is a potential to support preserving their endangered knowledge while offering opportunities to seek innova- tion through the digital transformation of their practices to benefit at a financial and socioeconomic level. This paper describes an ongoing research project which deploys visual methods and linked data to document and provide access to the intangible knowledge of the craft, which is practised by Egyptian woodwork crafters in the historic centre of Cairo.

Citation Style:    Publication

Co-developing Knowledge Documentation for the Intangible Heritage of Egyptian Woodwork Craft.
Myrsini Samaroudi, Karina Rodriguez Echavarria, Tim Amis, Nesreen Sharara, Noha Ali, Abdelrahman Aboulfadl, AbdelHamid Salah, Omniya Abdel Barr, Tim Weyrich.
EG Workshop on Graphics And Cultural Heritage (GCH) Short Papers, 4 pages, Delft, The Netherlands, 28–30 September 2022.
Co-developing knowledge documentation for the intangible heritage of egyptian woodwork craft. In Federico Ponchio and Ruggero Pintus, editors,EG Workshop on Graphics And Cultural Heritage (GCH) Short Papers. The Eurographics Association, September 2022.2022. Co-developing knowledge documentation for the intangible heritage of egyptian woodwork craft. In EG Workshop on Graphics And Cultural Heritage (GCH) Short Papers, The Eurographics Association, F. Ponchio and R. Pintus, Eds.“Co-developing knowledge documentation for the intangible heritage of egyptian woodwork craft,” in EG Workshop on Graphics And Cultural Heritage (GCH) Short Papers, F. Ponchio and R. Pintus, Eds. The Eurographics Association, Sep. 2022.

Acknowledgments

This research has received funding from the GCRF International Fellow Scheme 2019–2021, the Santander Fund at the University of Brighton, and by a Research Environment Links grant from the British Council’s Going Global Partnerships programme with Grant Agreement No. 871072737.


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