Rawda Abd el-HadyRestorerMuseum at the University of Alexandria (Egypt)
Rawda Abdelhady is founding director of Raquda Foundation for Art and Heritage "NGO –NPO", Alexandria, Egypt. She is MA scholarship student in the Program of Heritage Conservation and Site Management at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg and Helwan University. Her thesis is about "Virtual Reconstruction and Conservation of Underwater Cultural Heritage". She received her B.A from Alexandria University. Later, she obtained an Archaeological Conservation Diploma from the Faculty of Archaeology at Fayoum University. In the last 6 years, she has developed her career as a freelance conservator in several archaeological missions and laboratories. She creates and leads more than 7 youth projects on heritage management and conservation. One of them is the Initiative of "Alexandria World Heritage Simulation", in cooperation with the Bibliotheca Alexandria and under the sponsorship of the UNESCO/UNITWIN and the Centre d'Etudes Alexandrines "CEAlex". Rawda now is the general manager of the project "Egyptian Heritage Handcrafts" at Raquda Foundation, in cooperation with the UN and the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Egypt, in addition to her managing of Iskandrona Exhibition of Virtual Reality Heritage 2020.
Rawda is TEDx Speaker, and she has published several articles and posters in Archaeology, Heritage, and Conservation for children and youth, in addition to academic publications in national and international institutions such as the Egypt Exploration Society (EES) . She was selected for an award of the ICCROM Summer School for "Communication and Teaching Skills in Conservation and Science 2019" in Japan. She was the only Arabic and Egyptian Candidate for ensuring the representation of Egypt in the international context. Rawda has been invited officially by the Egypt Presidency to participate in the World Youth Forum 2019 in Sharm El-Sheikh, a meeting that aims at sharing the Cultural Heritage Awareness of the Mediterranean. She teaches online section in module of Traditions and Cultures all over the World at Antwerp University, Belgium.