British Council Chairman Visit
British Council Chairman Visit

The Cultural Protection Fund – a £30 million fund managed by the British Council in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport – has invested over £2 million in projects in Egypt to document, conserve and protect heritage, and build the capacity of local teams to continue this important work into the future. The fund aims to help to create sustainable opportunities for economic and social development through building capacity to foster, safeguard and promote cultural heritage in twelve countries in the Middle East and North Africa. To find out more about all projects visit the Cultural Protection Fund’s web pages.

Watch this video of Stevie Spring, the Chairman of the British Council worldwide, on her first overseas trip following her appointment in 2019.

During her visit to Egypt, she toured Islamic Cairo and watched the great work being done on the documentation and restoration and of the Mamluk Minbars, funded by the Cultural Protection Fund. The project went on to include modern designers who integrated the architectural patterns into their contemporary, modern day designs of accessories, home textiles, furniture and clothing fashion.