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Abdelrehim Hanafi Abdelrehim Moussa

Museum of Islamic Art

Chief of Department

Country: Egypt


Abdelrehim Hanafi Moussa is Chief of the Department of Manuscripts at the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo. His research background is in sundials and astronomy in Islamic civilization and he is currently a PhD candidate researching Islamic religious architecture in Mauritania.

His work involves documentation and registration of newly accessioned objects, and overseeing various departments within the museum working with metal, ceramics, glass, wood, ivory, jewellery, carpet, stone and manuscripts. He also interacts with and guides visitors, giving information on objects, and assists students researching art, archaeology and history.

Abdelrehim participated in the reopening of the Museum of Islamic Art following bomb damage sustained in 2014. He was selected to attend the American Alliance of Museums Conference in Seattle in 2015.

Abdelrehim completed a training programme about safeguarding Egyptian cultural heritage at the Levantine Foundation.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2012, Abdel was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan. His UK Partner museum was National Museum Wales.

Abdelrehim’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Measure the Time.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 3 (2016), Bulletin Board