Sneak Peek: AUC’s Creswell Cairo Collection Exhibition
February 9, 2020
In tandem with AUC’s Centennial, 2020 marks 100 years since Sir K.A.C. Creswell, a British Orientalist knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1970, became officially active in Cairo. On that occasion, the RBSCL, which houses his massive collection of photographs and a portion of his personal papers, will curate an exhibition to highlight his contribution in founding the study of Islamic art and architecture and the documentation of Cairo’s monuments. The exhibit will feature rare photographs never seen or published before, aerial photographs of Historic Cairo, documents, original hand-drawn plans and photography tools.