Friday, December 11, 2009

Recent Museum Acquisitions of Wissa Wassef Art Centre Tapestries‏

Dashour Lake by Sayed Mahmoud

Egyptian Landscape by Ali Selim


Following the great success of the summer exhibition of Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre tapestries at "Nature in Art Trust", Wallsworth Hall, Gloucestershire, The Ramses Wissa Wassef Exhibition Trust is very proud to announce that the following museums have acquired large tapestries for their collections:

The British Museum

The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter

In addition to the recent acquisitions listed here, tapestries are also held in the collections of The National Museum of Scotland, The Petrie Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

The representation of the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre tapestries in UK museums is something of which the Wissa Wassef weavers can be very proud.

To read about and see pictures of the acquisitions go to: Wissa Wassef

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee,
The image can be seen at who can supply you with a canvas print of it.