sábado, julho 24, 2010

SCA website

The Supreme Council of Antiquities is the Government Body, in Egypt, concerned with - and responsible for - all aspects of running the Cultural Heritage of the Country; being in charge of its welfare, management, protection, conservation, preservation, exhibiting, documentation, research and media presentation. The support services for these tasks are undertaken by six Sectors; which cover all administrative, financial, legal, technical, engineering and scientific needs. The Six SCA Sectors are: The General Secretariat Sector, The Egyptian (Pharaonic) and Graeco-Roman Antiquities Sector, The Coptic and Islamic Antiquities Sector, The Antiquities and Museum Financial Support Fund Sector, The General Projects Sector and The Museums Sector.

The highest SCA authority is the Administrative Council (Board), which acts as a Governing Body. The President of the Council is the Minister for Culture; who is the sole legal representative of SCA. The Heads of the Six Sectors form the executive core of the Administrative Council; as Permanent Members (ex officio; by virtue of their office). The Head of the General Secretariat Sector; i.e. the General Secretary, acts as the Executive Head of SCA: in running its every day functions, and directing all Sector operations and activities; with the other Sector Heads working under his direct supervision.

The establishment of a Government Body in charge of Egypt's Cultural Heritage goes back to the year of 1859. Such body initially assumed the name (title) of The Department of Antiquities (under the Ministries of Public Works, Education, National Guidance and Culture; Respectively); which is the title it retained until 1971, when it acquired the new name of "The Egyptian Antiquities Organization; or EAO". The latter was transformed into the present Supreme Council of Antiquities; by virtue of the Presidential Decree Number 82 of the year 1994.


At the SCA website you have news (not updated to the day) lists of excavation sites (alreadt excavated or ongoing), list of museums in Egypt (with links to the museum website - when available - ), a store, annouces on exhibitions, lectures, conferences, resources for roreign missions and media, rules and regulations.

At the bottom you have a pdf showing the price list for visiting sites which are closed to the general public. I was already told by the most valuable information person in Luxor(Jane Akshar) that the prices are not updated...


Contacts for different purposes:

Office of the Secretary General
For other inquiries, you may contact the Office of the Secretary General.

Secretary General: Dr. Zahi Hawass
3 El-Adel Abu Bakr St.
Zamalek, Cairo
Email: pyramiza2007@gmail.com
Tel.: +20 02-2736-5645
Fax: +20 02-2735-7239

Commercial and Event Permits Office
This office deals with commercial filming and photography permits; permits to hold special events; and special permission to visit closed sites and monuments. Go to Rules and Regulations for more details.

Director: Mr. Ashraf Salah
3 El-Adel Abu Bakr St.
Zamalek, Cairo
Email: sca.permits@gmail.com
Tel.: +20 02-2736-0468
Fax: +20 02-2735-7239

Department of Foreign Missions
Foreign missions and researchers who wish to conduct work in Egypt should contact this office. Go to Foreign Mission Resources for more details and application information and forms.

Director: Dr. Mohamed Ismail
3 El-Adel Abu Bakr St.
Zamalek, Cairo
Email: sca_missions2@hotmail.com
Tel./Fax: +20 02-2735-0629

Press Office
Members of the press should contact this office for information on breaking news in Egypt, and to join the SCA’s mailing list for press releases. Go to Media Resources for more details.

Director: Ms. Nevine El-Aref
3 El-Adel Abu Bakr St.
Zamalek, Cairo
Email: sca_press@yahoo.com
Tel./Fax: +20 02-2735-3964

Office of Cultural Development
Contact the Office of Cultural Development if you have questions about upcoming SCA sponsored lectures and events. Go to Lectures and Events for more details.

Director: Ms. Injy Fayed
3 El-Adel Abu Bakr St.
Zamalek, Cairo
Email: injy_fayed@yahoo.com or injyfayed@gmail.com
Tel./Fax: +20 02-2736-0468


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