Friday, January 28, 2011
Art History in the Midst of History
This is unconfirmed news coming out of Cairo tonight, but it appears that both citizens and the Egyptian military have been reported as protecting the Egyptian Museum from looting and fire even as the neighboring headquarters of the ruling party is aflame.
I'll also mention that our own Mariam Stephan is still in Cairo, finishing out her Fulbright stay in the country. Nikki Blair told me today that she spoke to Mariam this week, and that she was safe and due home Sunday. With events in Cairo developing so rapidly, I just wanted to give folks the latest information that I have.
The NYT has continuing coverage of what more and more looks like a revolution.