Display On now until Sunday, 31 January 2021

Cairo Streets

Come face to face with everyday life in 19th century Cairo

  • 1 – 4 October 2020
    8 – 11 October 2020
    15 – 18 October 2020
    22 – 25 October 2020
    29 October – 1 November 2020
    5 – 8 November 2020
    12 – 15 November 2020
    19 – 22 November 2020
    26 – 29 November 2020
    3 – 6 December 2020
    10 – 13 December 2020
    17 – 20 December 2020
    24 – 27 December 2020
    31 December 2020 – 3 January 2021
    7 – 10 January 2021
    14 – 17 January 2021
    21 – 24 January 2021
    28 – 31 January 2021

  • Gallery 42, V&A South Kensington

  • Free event

Cairo Streets  photo

Explore historic photographs of local people going about their daily lives. Images of Cairo’s streets were popular with tourists and photographers found plenty to catch their eye in the bustling city, especially around the bazaar, Khan al-Khalili. The museum bought many of these photographs a century ago as a record of Cairo’s architecture. Today, we also appreciate them for the way they captured the city’s ordinary inhabitants. Plus, learn how this photograph collection has relevance for conservation and restoration work in Cairo today.

Background image: Photograph 19thC; Lekegian & Co, Street scene, Cairo