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Aga Khan Architecture Award Winning Art Center Celebrates Its 50th Anniversay in Egypt

The Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Center received the prestigious Aga Khan Architecture Award in 1983. It is world famous for its hand made, museum quality tapestries. The Art Center began its 50th Anniversay celebrations in 2006 with a Tapestry Exhibit in London and the publication of 'Egyptian Landscapes' which describes the Art Center's architectural developments over the past 50 years.

Davis, CA, May 02, 2007 --( ART+ podcasts an interview commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Center in Egypt. In the interview, Lady Hilary Weir described Wissa Wassef's philosophy and ideals which made the Art Center a unique and inspiring institution. Barbra Heller talked about all the books that were published about the Center since 1961.

Architect Ikram Nosshi discussed the architectural developments and the natural dyes that are used in tapestry making, some of the process used in making the dyes date back to the Ancient Egyptians. Susan Wissa Wassef talked about how weaving has changed the lives of the weavers who start their apprenticeship at the Art Center as young children. Suzan described how the Art Center takes pride in teaching, nurturing and mentoring these young children until they become world famous tapestry artists.

For more information, please visit the RWW Art Center web site

The podcast is available on iTunes at

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Company: ART+ Radio
Name: Labiba Boyd
Telephone: 530-297-1907
Addr: ART+, KDRT, 1623 Fifth St, Davis, CA 95616

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