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Deutsch Intern
Professur für Museologie

Zakaria, Nevine

Dr. Nevine Nizar Zakaria

Post-Doc Fellow
Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
Professur für Museologie
Institut für deutsche Philologie
Oswald-Külpe-Weg 86
97074 Würzburg
Mobile: +49-15758273029

Education

2000: Bachelor of Arts in Egyptology, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University.
2002: Post-Graduate (Pre-Master Degree) in Egyptology, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University.
2008: M.A. in Egyptology, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University.
Honors thesis: “Concept of Sleep in Ancient Egypt; in the Daily Life and Religious Beliefs until the End of the New Kingdom”.

2016: Ph.D. in Egyptology, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University.
Dissertation: “Phases and Postures of Resurrection of Dead throughout the Texts and Scenes until the End of the New Kingdom".

Professional Experience

2001 -2002: Researcher, Centre of Documentation and Studies on Ancient Egypt, Supreme Council of Antiquities.
2002-2004: Member of Secretary-General Office of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
2002-2011: Curator, Archaeological Studies Department, Grand Egyptian Museum Project.
2005-2011: Researcher, The Centre for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage, CULTNAT, Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Part-Time).
2011-2012: Senior Curator, Museum Exhibition and Research Department, Grand Egyptian Museum Project.
2012-2014: Head of the Text Writing Team, Grand Egyptian Museum Project.
2015-till present: Lecturer of Museum Studies, Joint Master Programmes of Helwan University, Brandenburg University of Technology-B.TU, and Würzburg University.
2014-2015: Director of Museum Exhibition and Research Department, the Grand Egyptian Museum Project.
2016-2017: Supervisor of the Development Plan of the Gayer- Anderson Museum, Ministry of Antiquities.
2017-2018: Researcher, Centre of Documentation and Studies on Ancient Egypt, Ministry of Antiquities.
2018-2021: Director of Museum Exhibition Affairs, Minister Office, Ministry of Antiquities.
November 2018- April 2021: Assistant to the Minister for Museum Exhibition Affairs, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
May 2021 –October 2021: Assistant to the Minister for the Development of Museums and Archeological Sites, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MoTA).
November 2021 till present: Postdoctoral Research Scholarship of Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung at Universität Würzburg, Professur für Museologie, Institute für deutsche Philologie.

Grants and Fellowships

2018: Scholarship grant from the Polish Centre of the Mediterranean Archaeology- University of Warsaw to conduct a research project on Egyptian cultural heritage, entitled: “Egypt's Cultural Heritage in Conflict Situations, Examination of the Past and Present Impact”, Polish Archeology in the Mediterranean (PAM).
2021: Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doc Fellow at Würzburg University, Germany.

Committees Appointments

2002: Member of the Organizing Committee of the Centennial Celebration of the Egyptian Museum of Tahrir (EMC).
2002-2004: Member of the Egyptian –Italian Committee for establishing the database of the GEM project (SCA).
2002-2011: Member of the High Committee responsible for selecting the GEM's artifacts.
2015-2016: Member of the Committee responsible for reviewing the labels and graphic materials of the Islamic Art Museum
2018- Nov 2021: Member of the High Scientific Committee for Museum Scenarios (MoTA).
2018- Nov 2021: Member of the Curatorial Committee of the Grande Egyptian Museum (GEM).
2018- Nov 2021: Member of the Loans Committee for Travelling Exhibitions (MoTA).
2019- Nov 2021: Member of the Curatorial Committee of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC).
May -Nov.2021: Member of the Committee responsible for tourism services development at the MoTA's archeological sites and museums  

International Exchange Programmes and Museology Courses:

  • 2012 (UK): Alumni of the British Museum International Training Programme (ITP) for Museum professionals.
  • October 2015 (UK):
    • Museum Studies Syllabi Workshop, Leicester University, organized by the British Museum in cooperation with Leicester University.
    • Train of the Trainer Programme (ToT), the British Museum.
  • November 2015 (India-Mumbai): "Creating Museums of World Stories," organized by the British Museum, The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum (CSMVS), and Getty Foundation.
  • 2016 (Egypt): "Museums of the Now," Training Programme. Organized by Megawra- Built Environment Collective in collaboration with UNESCO – Cairo, the Egyptian ministries of Antiquities and Culture, UNHCR a,nd Terre des Hommes.
  • December 2016 (Germany): Exchange Professional Programme in Egyptology, Museology and Cultural Heritage,". Organized by The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
  • 2018 (Austria): "Museums Transformation" Workshops 3-7 December. Organized by Federal Ministry Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, and Museum Academia.
  • 2019 (Bulgaria): "The Museums of 21st Century; Museum Projects for Cultural Tourism," Workshop 8-11 October. Foundation for the Culture 199 Republic of Bulgaria, in cooperation with MoTA.

Teaching and Lecturing Experience:

2013: Teaching courses on museology; "Exhibitions and Public Displays," Ministry of Antiquities (MoA) in collaboration with UNESCO Cairo.
2014: Teaching courses on museology; "Key Roles of Museums in Community," Bibliotheca Alexandria in collaboration with the International Council of Museums –ICOM (Egypt).
2015: Teaching courses on museology; "Museum Exhibition Management", MoA in cooperation with ICOM (Egypt).
2015 till present: The module of 'Introduction to Museology', the Joint Master Programme in Heritage Conservation and Site Management (HCSM) - Helwan University and Brandenburg University of Technology-B.TU, Cottbus.
2016 till present: The module of 'Museum Accessibility ', the Double Master Programme in Museums Studies (MMS)- Helwan University and Würzburg University.
2019 till present: The modules of 'Museum Management (1) and (2) ', Undergraduate Modules, Heritage and Museums Studies (HMS), Faculty of Tourism & Hotel Management- Helwan University.

International Conferences and Talks:

2012 (UK): "The Grand Egyptian Museum; the Egyptological Balance of the World," the International Curatorial Programme, the British Museum, and Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums (TWAM), Newcastle-UK.
2013 (Egypt): "How to Install a Gallery; Perceptual Explanations of the Exhibition Process," in the 2nd Symposium of Grand Egyptian Museum Conservation Center-GEM-CC, in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
2013 (USA-Ohio): "Exploring the Exhibitions of Grand Egyptian Museum," in the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), Cincinnati- Ohio.
2014 (Egypt): "Interactive Galleries with Explanation Materials," in the 3rd Symposium of Grand Egyptian Museum Conservation Center-GEM-CC, in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
2017 (Egypt-Aswan): "What 'Intangible' May Encompass in the Egyptian Cultural Heritage Discourse?," in HU-BTU fifth International Conference on Heritage Conservation and Site Management.
2017 (China- Hong Cong): "Alternative Forms for Museological Approach to interpreting Egypt's Maritime Heritage," in the 3rd Asia- Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Heritage.
2019 Egypt-Alexandria: "The Exhibition of Heliopolis, The City of the Sun," in the International Seminar on Education and Capacity Building in Museum Studies, Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Honors and Recognitions

2002: Award of the Centennial Celebration of the Egyptian Museum at Tahrir (SCA).
2013: Certificate of Honor for delivering a training course on museology; "Exhibitions and Public Displays", Administration of Training, Ministry of Antiquities, UNESCO (Cairo).
2014: Certificate of Honor for delivering a training course on museology; "Key Roles of Museums in Community", Bibliotheca Alexandria, Administration of Training and ICOM (Egypt).
2015: Certificate of Honor for delivering a training program on museology for the staff of the Islamic Art Museum; "Museum Exhibition Management", Administration of Training, Islamic Art Museum and Ministry of Antiquities.
2015: Certificate of Honor for participation in the "Creating Museums of World Stories' Workshop, British Museum, and CSMVS Museum.
2016: Award won for the preparation of the Exhibition "The Future of the Violated Past", Islamic Art Museum.
2016: Award won for participation in the 'Museums of the Now' Workshop, Built Environment Collective, UNESCO, and UNHCR
2017: Certificate of Appreciation for the documentation works, Centre of Documentation and Studies on Ancient Egypt, 61th Anniversary.
2019: Recognition of Honor for Lecturing in the International Conference of Museums Projects for Cultural Tourism in Sofia -Bulgaria, Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Publications

Zakaria, N. N. & Belal, M. (2022). Developing a Competitive Accessibility Chain Approach in Egyptian Heritage Sites for Better Market Share of Grey Tourism: Aswan Case Study, The Proceedings of The First International Conference on the Digitalization in Tourism & Hospitality, Helwan University (Egypt), Coventry University (U.K) and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).  
Zakaria, N. N. (2021). House Style for the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. Establishing a Chronology for Egypt’s Historical Periods, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Print.
Zakaria, N. N. (2020). Barriers to Social Inclusion with the Egyptian Museums; New approach towards Disability, Curator: The Museum Journal, Vol. 63 (1), Wiley, pp. 115-130.
Zakaria, N. N. (2019). Egypt's Cultural Heritage in Conflict Situations, Examination of the Past and Present Impact, Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean (PAM), University of Warsaw, Vol. 28 (2), pp.583-614.
Zakaria, N. N. (2019). What 'Intangible' May Encompass in the Egyptian Cultural Heritage Context? Legal Provisions, Sustainable Measures and Future Directions, International Journal of Heritage and Museums Studies (IJHMS), Vol. 1, pp.149-177.
Zakaria, N. N. (2019). Concept of Sleep in Ancient Egypt, Published Book, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, 'in Arabic'.
Zakaria, N.N. (2018). The Challenges of Travelling an Exhibit, in the Art of Preserving and Packing King Tut's Treasures, Balcony Press: Los Angeles.  
Zakaria, N. N. (2017). Forgotten Past? Alternative Forms for Museological Approach to interpreting Egypt's Maritime Heritage, The Proceedings of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage, Hong Cong, pp. 295-316.

Children’s Books and Family Guides:

Zakaria, N.N. (2020). The Story of Heliopolis; the City of the Sun, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Press.
Zakaria, N.N. (2019). Dandara Temple: Family Guide, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Press.
Zakaria, N.N. (2019). Discover Ancient Egypt with Ibis, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Press.

Contribution to the British Museum- International Training Programme' Newsletter:

Zakaria, N. N. (2014). Writing Palette of Tutankhamen, BM-ITP Newsletter.
Zakaria, N. N. (2014). Cascading Training, BM-ITP Newsletter.
Zakaria, N. N. (2013).The Grand Egyptian Museum, BM-ITP Newsletter.
Zakaria, N. N. (2013). What do visitors want from Museum Today?, BM-ITP Newsletter.

Dr. Nevine Zakaria ist Beamtin im ägyptischen Ministerium für Tourismus und Altertümer. Als Humboldt-Stipendiatin an der Uni Würzburg erforscht sie von November 2021 bis Oktober 2023 deutsche Museumskultur. Ihr Blick gilt dabei vor allem der Barrierefreiheit.