In-Person Metadata and Digitization Workshop

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  • ARCE Cairo Center 2 Midan Simon Bolivar Garden City Cairo Governorate 11461 Egypt
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Workshop Information

Given the success of last year’s workshop, ARCE will repeat the free Digitization and Metadata workshop on July 1- 2, 2024.

Led by ARCE’s diligent staff, this workshop is meant to impart an accessible and practical introduction to digital archiving and preservation. It mainly aims to provide participants with the toolkit necessary to contribute to the development of an open-access community aimed at the preservation of cultural heritage.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Be introduced to the basics of metadata and archiving
  • Learn to create and curate their own digital collections
  • Visit the Coptic Museum as part of their practice of photographing artifacts
  • Understand and explore ARCE Archives’ archiving workflows and methods

This workshop is targeting early career enthusiasts with a keen interest in deepening their digitization and metadata knowledge.

There are no participation fees, but attendees should bring their own laptop and a phone camera. Additionally, good command of English is required as the workshop will be primarily conducted in English.

This workshop is generously funded by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).

Speaker Bio

Mary M. Kupelian is a Professor at the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, Helwan University, Egypt, specialized in: “Archaeology and Art in Egypt in the Byzantine Era.” In June 2010, she was awarded a PhD in Tourism-Guidance under the joint supervision of Helwan University and Leiden University. Her research interest includes Archaeology, Ancient Art, Museology, Armenian heritage in Egypt and pedagogy in museums. She is investigating Egyptian art and archaeology of the first millennium of the Christian era. She is a member of Egypt’s Supreme Committee for Museum Displays in the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and the Secretary General of ICOM Egypt.

She is also a member of the International Association for Coptic Studies and Société d’archéologie Copte. She has been functioning as the pivotal liaison personnel for several exhibitions, educational and capacity building programs in Cultural Heritage. She coordinated several global projects of collaborations between countries and institutions in the fields of Museology and Heritage preservation.

She was awarded an honor shield by the Kulturabteilung und Studienmission, Botschaft der Arabischen Republik Ägypten, Berlin and a prize by Helwan University by for the best Doctoral Dissertation “A Comparative Study of the New Testament Scenes in the Coptic Monastic Churches” in Social Sciences for the year 2012/2013.