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Sayed Abuelfadl Othman Ahmed

National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

Head of Museum Display Department

Country: Egypt

ITP Year: 2016


Sayed is the Head of the Museum Display Department at The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, where he is responsible for the permanent and temporary exhibitions and the official spokesperson for archaeological affairs.

Sayad was previously a Curator at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation, where he conducted research for his master’s thesis entitled Teaching, Research and public access at University Museums of Archaeology in Egypt, comparative analysis in global context. His work involved collecting exhibition objects and devising displays for the new Royal Mummies Gallery of the Museum, where he completed the collection of data, objects and 20 royal mummies.

Sayed is interested in community engagement, both by making connections between the museum and the surrounding community and by attracting the local community to visit the museum.

In 2017, Sayed was part of the team that prepared and opened NMEC’s first temporary exhibition gallery about handicrafts in Egypt throughout the ages.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2016, Sayed was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan. His UK Partner Museum was The Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.

In 2016, participants were asked to develop a proposal for an Asahi Shimbun Display – a temporary exhibition in Room 3 at the British Museum – based around a single ‘spotlight’ object. Sayed’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Play Like an Egyptian.

Sayed’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by an anonymous gift.

Legacy Projects
In October 2018 Sayed attended the ITP+ Course on Interpretation in Aswan. Fellows and colleagues from Egypt, Sudan and around the world listened to interpretation case studies and participated in project work, sessions on label & panel writing and panel discussions on audience surveys and evaluations. The course was hosted by the Nubia Museum.

In 2023 Sayed was awarded an ITP Conference Grant to attend the XIIIth International Congress of Egyptologists at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 4, Bulletin Board