Monday, 11 February 2013

Mummification Museum Lectures Under Threat

Mansour Boriak just informed me that the lectures might be cancelled because people are taking photographs and publishing them on the net. Can I make a plea to everyone who attends not to take photos

7 comments:

Andie said...

Do they make an announcement at the beginning of each lecture to the effect that photography is banned? If not, that could help.

Jane Akshar said...

they will in future...if there is a future. Archaeologists are concerned about this and may not talk or show interesting slides

Unknown said...

It should have been announced before the lecture. I asked for it to be done along with the "phones off" but somehow it got overlooked in the excitement. It WILL be done this Sunday. Yes, the Djehuty lecture will be going ahead under strict supervision. I am mobilising a camera mafia!

Unknown said...

It should have been announced before the lecture. I asked for it to be done along with the "phones off" but somehow it got overlooked in the excitement. It WILL be done this Sunday. Yes, the Djehuty lecture will be going ahead under strict supervision. I am mobilising a camera mafia!

Unknown said...

I do NOT agree. Showing few photographs from a lecture do not harm anybody and it is the only way to give all the interested people around the world an idea of what has been shown. Not everybody can attend a lecture in Egypt!

Jane Akshar said...

It is not the only way, you can get the publication. Archaeologists 1) make money to fund their digs via publications and lectures 2) the Egyptian authorities control how information is released. If someone is gracious enough to show you something ahead of publication you respect that.

Unknown said...

I have a lot of respect for the work of archeologists. But I still think that showing few photographs of a lecture can be beneficial both for them and for the people : those who find the subject interesting will buy the publication, or attend to the complete lecture when it comes close to where they are living. And there is another problem : publications take years to appear.
This has a name : information.