Doha Abou Elenien

Digitization and Data Specialist

Doha Abou Elenien is the Digitization and Data Specialist at the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), where she completes the digitization of ARCE’s diverse archival assets in preparation for online publication and performs a quality assessment of the finalized data. Abou Elenein boasts 14 years of experience in the cultural heritage field. Previously, she worked as a Heritage Officer in the international organization, cultural heritage, and international cooperation department at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. She was also a member of the ministry’s official committee for collection management databases. Additionally, she was associate registrar at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, where she worked for 10 years. Her various responsibilities included the management and collaboration on various in-house exhibitions on Egyptian history. From 2011 to 2019, Abou Elenein led the collections team at North Abydos. She also served in her capacity as collections manager for Abydos Middle Cemetery Project. She holds a BA in conservation from Cairo University, as well as several professional training certificates, including "Archaeological and Heritage Management in Germany" from the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), Berlin; " Combating Looting and Trafficking at Conflict Sites" from the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) of the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Culture Affairs; and "Management of World Heritage Sites" and "Strengthening National Capacity on the UNESCO 1972 Conversation in Egypt" from UNESCO's office in Cairo. 

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