A new home for "Egyptian Landscape"

by Ali Selim  - The Whitworth Art Gallery



The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester has accepted with gratitude a donation by The Ramses Wissa Wassef Exhibition Trust of a large tapestry "Egyptian Landscape" by Ali Selim, one of the great, "first generation"weavers who started weaving at the Art Centre when he was six years old. It is hoped that the tapestry will be on display around August 2010.

The Whitworth Art Gallery is part of the University of Manchester and it is home to some of the UKs finest collections of art and design. The importance and range of the collection, both geographical and chronological, as well as the facilities for research, make it second only in importance to that of The Victoria & Albert Museum.

Objects in the collection which number around 18,000, range in date from the 3rd Century AD to the present day. The Gallery holds one of the best collections of Romano-Egyptian textiles in the UK



Ali Selim as a young boy