The Heritage Education Forum (HEF) is an initiative of a consortium of Egyptian and European universities (Helwan University, Alexandria University, Ain Shams University, Damanhour University, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, University of Florence and Democritus University of Thrace) within the joint “Re-HeED” project, which stands for “Reframing Heritage Education in Egypt”.
This project aims to develop heritage education in Egypt by creating a generation of qualified Egyptian specialists in different aspects of cultural heritage studies; a discipline which is of extreme importance but long neglected in Egypt. Moreover, it aims to develop research in the field of heritage education by introducing new technologies in documenting, preserving, presenting and interpreting cultural heritage.
As part of the project this HEF is created in order to share experiences among archaeology, history, culture, tangible and intangible heritage specialists and the interested general public. This innovative approach towards Heritage Education envisages the creation of a network of academics, professionals and universities concerned with heritage education. It will also develop, together with the newly established Cultural Heritage Training and Education Center (Cult-HeED) at Helwan University, short specialized courses and a public outreach program for the benefit of school teachers, staff working at the educational departments of heritage organizations, and at the Ministries of Antiquities, Tourism and Culture.
We invite all those who are interested and supportive of this approach to register and actively engage in the different activities of the Forum and enrich it with posts, ideas, opinions and invitations to related activities.