Shahira Mehrez

holds an MA degree in Islamic art and architecture from the American University in Cairo and has conducted post graduate research at Oxford University while teaching at the faculty of Tourism of Helwan University. Her concern for endangered traditional Egyptian heritage led her to change her career and for the past forty years she has been researching and collecting Egypt’s unparalleled but hitherto little-documented costumes and jewellery. She is currently working on publishing her collections.

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