British Council Chairman Visit
British Council Chairman Visit

Most recently we have supported training on hospitality management and strategic planning for leaders in the Ministry of Antiquities. 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.

Here’s a video of Stevie Spring, the Chairman of British Council worldwide, on her first ever overseas trip since she was appointed in 2019. 

 

During her visit to Egypt, she toured Islamic Cairo and watched the great work around the restoration and documentation 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.