Comparison Study for Art Centers in Greater Cairo To Achieve Heritage conservation

Fatma Ahmed, Abanoub Fayez, Ahmad Haron

Art centers Art centers play an important role in building social connections and increasing the artistic sense of community in addition to enhancing peoples' creative skills and developing their analytical and intellectual abilities which lead to success. The vital role of art centers is developing the community traditional culture as well as calling for reviving the spirit of authenticity and preservation of cultural heritage.

In Egypt Art Centers are worked asfunctional community centers that focus on supporting arts practice and facilities as art galleries act as museums that reflect many aspects of people’s lives.

Educational facilities, workshops, a performing arts theatre, a fine arts library, music library, and dance and drawing studios supporting local communities and cover part of the gap between culture needs and available building and facilities in the city.

Cairo’s role as the cultural capital of one of oldest civilizations in the world is reflected in the arts and architecture of all periods. Therefore, the art centers role in Greater Cairo varies to preserve and teach the traditional and new arts. Despite the emergence of museums in Egypt in the early nineteenth century, the establishment of art centers in Egypt in its current form began in the late fifties in the twentieth century. It appeared as new buildings or the reuse of heritage buildings. Its function is to revive and teach different types of art different periods, achieve conservation of identity, Cultural heritage and creating a new artistic value.

This study will highlight the complex value of art centers buildings in Cairo with a comparison between its design, roles and methods of development. FromArchitects,Academicians, designers,andstudents point views toward sitting up a methodology for the design and development of arts centers in Greater Cairo.


Art; Heritage; Culture; Stakeholders; Conservation.


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