Display Past event Thursday, 6 August 2020 – Sunday, 31 January 2021

Cairo Streets

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

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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