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Eiman Elgewely

Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University
Assistant Professor
Alexandria, Egypt
Dr Eiman Elgewely is a Fulbright alumna and Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University. Dr Elgewely achieved her Ph.D. from Alexandria University in 2011 in the field of virtual and Cyberspace design. She worked in several projects in the field of Digital Cultural Heritage in Egypt since 2007, including 3D scanning, documentation and virtual reconstruction of historical sites in collaboration with the Informatics Research Institute (IRI), City of Scientific Research. Some of these projects are “The Virtual Pyramid Plateau” and “Virtual Luxor”. She was awarded the best Poster Paper award at Digital heritage Congress, Marseilles, 2013- for her poster paper entitled: Virtual Cultural Gates: Exploring Cyberspace Potentials for a Creative Cultural Heritage(An Experimental Design Approach for the on-line 3D Virtual Environments)

Dr Elgewely has joined the Experiential Technologies Center, School of Art and Architecture, University of California Los Angeles(UCLA) in 2013 as a Fulbright Postdoctoral fellow, where she started a pilot research project entitled: “Reviving Karanis in 3D”, which included the creation of an interactive hyper-realistic, multi-purpose 3D virtual environment which visualized some selected houses from the Greco- Roman Town Karanis in Fayum and courtyards in which 3D models of some of Karanis finds were reunited and placed in their original settings. During her Fulbright grant Dr. Elgewely has lectured in several universities and Museums, among which; the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA; Center for Digital Humanities, UCLA; Department of Art and Architecture History and Museum Studies, UCSB; Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan and the African Studies Center, Michigan State University.

Dr Elgewely is interested in cyberspace and virtual museum design. She is also interested in the interference between digital media and architectural spaces. Her current research focuses mainly on the controversial relation between cultural heritage and creativity, aiming to create innovative design scenarios that could achieve convergence and integration between both virtual and real museum exhibitions.