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Hager Ahmed Mohamed Hassan

Karnak Temples

Chief Inspector

Country: Egypt

ITP Year: 2011


Hager holds the position of Chief Inspector of Egyptian Antiquities at the Karnak temples, where she participates in the management of one of the most important Egyptian cultural heritage sites. As an Egyptologist, Hager documents and studies the site and offers guided tours to visitors to engage the local communities.

Hager is also responsible for preparing state of conservation reports (SOC) for the Thebes site and its necropolis each year.

Before moving to the role of Inspector for the Ministry of Antiquities in 2013, Hager was a curator at Luxor Museum. Her main responsibility at Luxor Museum was collection management, which included registering new objects and preparing objects for display. Hager was also responsible for security of objects and the museum itself.

At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2011, Hager was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan and her partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, Newcastle.

In 2011 participants were asked to develop a proposal for a small temporary exhibition using an object from the British Museum’s collections.  Hager’s exhibition project proposal was entitled A Fairy Tale.

Hagar’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by The John S Cohen Foundation.