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Museyon’s Guide to…The Cairo Film Festival

  The Cairo International Film Festival has been bringing cinema from around the world to Egypt for the past 34 years. The festival was created when the country was still gleaming from its Golden Age of Film by Egyptian movie critics who after visiting the Berlin Film Festival, thought their city should host a similar event. Read More »

News: 11 Convicted in Van Gogh Theft

In what has been now a three month long saga, Tuesday an Egyptian court convicted eleven officials from the Culture Ministry for gross negligence and incompetence in associated with the theft of a painting worth $50-55 million by Vincent van Gogh from Cairo’s Mahmoud Khalil Museum. It was discovered after the theft of the painting that only seven of the ... Read More »

News: Van Gogh Theft, An Inside Job

The theft of a $50 million Vincent van Gogh painting from an Egyptian museum last month was an inside job, Egypt’s top cop said in an interview published Monday. Interior Minister Habib el-Adly said the circumstances surrounding the theft of “Poppy Flower” from Cairo’s Mahmoud Khalil Museum showed that the staff of the museum must have stolen it themselves or ... Read More »

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