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Ahmed Mohamed Hemida

Akhenaten Museum

Director General, Supervisor of Upper Egypt Museums

Country: Egypt


Ahmed Mohamed Hemida is Director General of the Akhenaten Museum in Minya. He is also a member of the UNESCO committee overseeing the rehabilitation of Mallawi Museum. In 2018 he assumed responsibility for supervising the museums of Upper Egypt, as well as his duties as general Director of the Akhenaten Museum. Ahmed also supervised the works on Sohag National Museum.

Ahmed is particularly interested in developing his knowledge and experience in the ways of displaying objects and exhibition design for the development of Akhenaten Museum. He is working on developing training programmes to raise the efficiency of Upper Egypt museums staff, under the supervision of the Egyptian Museums Sector and in collaboration with his ITP 2016 colleagues, Azza Abdel Maqsoud and Shreen Amin.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme in 2016, Ahmed was based in the Department of Egypt and Sudan. His UK Partner Museum was The Collection – Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and Nottingham University Museum. 

Ahmed’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Hunting for Eternity.

Ahmed’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported Wellington and Virginia Sun Yee.