Current Research in Egyptology Conference at Montpellier 2022 – ITP Conference Grant (Marwa Abdel Razek, ITP 2012)

Last year, Marwa Abdel Razek successfully applied for an ITP Conference Grant to support her attendance at the Current Research in Egyptology Conference 2022, held in Montpellier, France. Marwa attended the conference as a speaker and delivered a talk about collections management and documentation at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Marwa has written a blog about her conference experience and also submitted a report which can be read by clicking on the link below:

Marwa’s ITP Conference Grant 2022.

Written by Marwa Abdel Razek, Head of Registration, Collection Management and Documentation, The Egyptian Museum, Cairo (Egypt, ITP 2012)

Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) is a postgraduate conference set up to facilitate research and promote bonds between all the international universities worldwide that are conducting research in Egyptology, Egyptian Archaeology, or any other related field of study such (museums, heritage and technology).

I had the opportunity to participate as a presenter at CRE from 26 to 30 September 2022. The participation came after two years of world closing because the Covid-19. Finally, I had the chance to meet with many friends and colleagues from all over the world.

Large group photo outside in a courtyard

Around 100 participants take part in the CRE held at the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier. It has participants from more than 50 countries around the world. It has 8 keynotes all of which spoke about the Ancient Egyptian languages history, “celebration with 200 years of Deciphering Ancient Egyptian language” and other talks about King Tutankhamun. Other talks included “celebration with 100 years’ discovery of his intact tomb” also some other talks about “Exhibitions and Displaying Museum collections”.

Marwa stands around a table with conference colleagues.

My presentation topic was “Registration, Collections Management, and Documentation at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo: The researchers and publication systems”, around 50 participants attended my talk.

People sitting in a lecture theatre.

I spoke about the first registration collection management and documentation department in a museum in Egypt, I explained in detail the department’s duties as well as the protocol and policies we follow to help all the researchers from all over the world. I liked the informative and fruitful discussion about the policies and procedures the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities follow regarding collection registration and digital methods. That was so important to let all the researchers reengage with their scientific research and think about many facilities and possibilities that could help them in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo to achieve their research goals.

Marwa giving her conference talk. She sits at a table between two colleagues with a presentation slide projected above them.

Current research in Egyptology (CRE) is a yearly event so the elected country for the next year will be at Basel university, Switzerland from 10th to 14th of September 2023.

I would like to thank the British Museum International Training Programme team for supporting me with a conference grant.