Egyptian Cultural Heritage: Heritage Inspiration, Science and Technology: Lectures and Exhibition, January 13 and 14, 2023, 7:00 PM

Maryland Hall, Annapolis, Maryland

World Artists Experiences (WAE), in cooperation with the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt Cultural and Educational Bureau, presents two lectures and an exhibition on the inspiration of modern art and design from ancient Egypt, and how new technologies are able to unlock secrets of ancient Egyptian history.

Lecture I, January 13, 2023, 7 pm The Revival of Egyptian Heritage through Modern Design: Creations by Mahinaz Elmessiry.  Artist Mahinaz Elmessiry will show how Egyptian heritage elements inspire modern household objects as she takes the audience on a journey through Egypt's ancient heritage.

Exhibition, January 13-14, 2023, 6 pm: The “NEFERTUM” Collection: Treasures of Ancient Egypt. Mahinaz Elmessiry’s “NEFERTUM” collection exhibits cushions, curtains, and women’s dresses, hand painted on Egyptian cotton and linen, and inspired by ancient Egyptian motifs and designs. 

Lecture II, January 14, 2023, 7 pm : Science and Technology to Understand Ancient Egyptian Heritage. In this lecture, Professor Yasser Elshayeb, will explain how information communications technology (ICT) may contribute to better knowledge and understanding of ancient Egyptian life. He will show recent examples of how modern scientific technology is used for new information about cultural heritage sites.

These events will also be presented in Cumberland, Maryland (January 9–10, 2023) and Washington, DC (January 12, 2023).

 World Artists Experiences bridges people and cultures across the continents.

HOPEFULNESS….. Virtual platforms kept WAE alive AND opened new avenues.  Artists offered fresh ideas and gratitude for WAE. Audiences anticipate the human touch.  We are reminded by people everywhere of the great need to bridge our world. We hope that you will continue to support WAE with your time, talents and resources.  

GRATEFULNESS….. We express heartfelt gratitude to faithful, caring and committed volunteers, friends around the world for their encouragement, and to our generous donors for their financial and other support.                                               

THOUGHTFULNESS…..With your inspiration, ideas, kindness, and talents, the important work of bringing people and cultures closer by dialoguing, forming friends around the world, and dialoguing to build trust, respect and peace using the art as our bridge will continue.  

Thank you for your creativity, kindness, support and embracing World Artists Experiences. We, together, will continue to bridge our fragile world for mutual cultural understanding.  On behalf of all of us, may your holidays be filled with joy and beauty and your New Year with good health and peace. 

Betty McGinnis and

The Board of Directors

World Artists Experiences

World Artists Experiences (WAE) is a non-profit organization that builds bridges for international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy in communities, colleges, and schools in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and nearby states. Since 2003 WAE has partnered with over 125 countries to present diverse and rich cultures through a variety of experiences.
Ambassador Series: The Ambassador Series sponsors performances by renowned artists that represent their country and culture. Experiences include music, dance, poetry, visual arts, and other art forms. They are held in numerous communities. Each Community has a WAE Ambassador Team to organize the experience in a giving and receiving relationship in their communities, including welcoming, hosting, and presenting the artists. Ambassador Series events are free to the public.
Cultural Immersion Experiences: Cultural Immersions are day-long experiences designed to give an in-depth understanding of the people and cultures of a country or region of the world. Each day is filled with embassy visits, exhibitions, museum visits, concerts, and food from the country or region. The experiences are educational and are designed for schools, colleges, and organizations.
International Education: WAE coordinates with schools and colleges to provide professional development for educators to help them inspire their students to learn about the world, its cultures and its people.
Cultural Ambassadors in Schools. WAE provides opportunities and resources to educators for them to promote international understanding and global citizenship among their students.
Workshops. Workshops are conducted for educators and students to encourage creative writing on international and inter-cultural themes. Professional credits are often awarded.
Visual Dialogue and Cultural Exchanges. Students in the United States and other countries are encouraged to exchange artwork and open dialogues.
International Education Month. WAE promotes November as International Education Month with ideas and activities for communities, schools, and colleges. WAE works with Maryland’s Secretary of State to issue the Governor’s proclamation of International Education Month.
Bridges to the World Film Festival: Each February and March WAE screens films from five countries in communities throughout Maryland. The films are provided by the embassies. They are free to the public.
Advising and Consulting: Upon request, WAE advises and consults with organizations, schools, colleges, and others on cultural and citizen diplomacy.
GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS: WAE works with embassies in the United States. The embassies arrange for their country’s artists to perform in the United States through their cultural exchange programs. WAE may work directly with Ministries of Culture and Education and with International Organizations.
DATE FOUNDED: WAE was incorporated in the State of Maryland October 1, 2002. The first season was 2003-2004. Seasons run from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.
ORGANIZATION: WAE is an all-volunteer organization. There is no paid staff. The number of volunteers in a year varies from 500 to 3,000 depending on the needed activities. WAE has a core group of over 350 volunteers. WAE is governed by a Board of Directors.
FUNDING AND TAX STATUS: WAE receives donations from individuals, foundations, corporations, and businesses. WAE is an IRS Section 501(c)(3) Public Charity
CONTACT: World Artists Experiences, PO Box 9753, Arnold, MD 21012; phone: 410-647-4481; email:; Webpage:

World Artists Experiences (WAE) is a non-profit organization that builds bridges for international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy in communities, colleges, and schools.   In its 12-year history, WAE has partnered with over one hundred fifteen countries around the world to present their diverse and rich culture through numerous experiences.


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