The Ancient Alexandria Library – Anew for the 21st Century
A Sister City Presentation
Organized by Baltimore-Luxor-Alexandria Sister Cities Committee in conjunction with Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Walters Art Museum.
Two activities on Thursday, July 25, 2019:
6:30-7:30pm – Presentation at Enoch Pratt Library
Alexandria, Egypt, was a world center of knowledge and learning in the third century BCE, when its ancient library gathered scrolls and scholars from around the world. Learn how the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) in the 21st century is dedicated to recapturing the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original library.
Speaker: Heba El-Rafey, Director of Public Relations and International Communications at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA). She oversees the BA Youth Activities Program, engaging young Egyptians and connecting with the International Friends of the BA Network.
7:45-8:30pm – Highlights of the Egyptian Collection at the Walters Art Museum
After the Enoch Pratt presentation, join us on a tour of the Egyptian Collection at the Walters, together with Heba El-Rafey from Bibliotheca Alexandrina and members of Baltimore-Luxor-Alexandria Sister Cities Committee. The Walters is located near Enoch Pratt Free Library.