The Red Monastery Church: A Roundtable on Preserving and Developing Living Religious Heritage Find us
The Red Monastery is situated within the expanding urban fabric of Sohag
As ten years of conservation at the Red Monastery Church in Sohag (funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development) nears completion, the time to discuss questions about the future preservation and stewardship of this extraordinary church and important example of living religious heritage dating from the sixth century, has arrived.
From conservators and donors,
Site management addresses the demands of modern life on the preservation of ancient heritage sites
The entire interior painted space has been conserved. Late antique paintings are visible for the first time in centuries, exposing them to additional risks. Video of the Red Monastery >>
Additional background on the Conservation of Living Religious Heritage >>
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INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.