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Omniya AbdelBarr

Omniya Abdel Barr

Omniya Abdel Barr is an architect who specializes in Islamic art and architecture. She holds a PhD on Islamic history from Provence University, Aix-Marseille, France (2015) and an MSc in the conservation of historic towns and buildings from the KUL, Leuven, Belgium (2004). In London, she is the Barakat Trust Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum leading the digitization project on KAC Creswell’s photographic collections on Islamic architecture. In Cairo, she is working with the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation on projects dedicated to documenting and rescuing Historic Cairo’s architectural heritage and preserving traditional craftsmanship. Omniya is co-curating the first Islamic Arts Biennale which will take place in Jeddah in December 2022, under the Diriyah Biennale Foundation.

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