January revolution is the third revolution in the Egyptian history; the first one was in 1919 against British occupation and the second was in 1952 against Turkish Monarchy.
In 25 January 2011, Egyptians didn’t demonstrate against occupation like before but they demonstrate to fight dictatorship, injustice and monopoly with signs had legal demands like; freedom, social justice and democracy. These demands weren’t only the slogans of Egyptian revolution but also they were slogans of Arab spring which started in Tunisia then Egypt, Yemen and Libya.
The Library of Alexandria is a cultural institution that introduces Egypt to the world in a distinguished manner, and serves the modern Egyptian culture in a non-traditional way, and strives to continue its role as Egypt’s window on the world, and the world’s window on Egypt.
The structure of the Library of Alexandria is inclusive and complete making itself a center of unique experience in producing and disseminating knowledge; and a stage for discussion, learning, and convergence of cultures and peoples.
Based on its role, the Special Projects Department at the Library of Alexandria was keen to start archiving this glorious revolution, in light of the role of the Library of Alexandria in preserving the Egyptian heritage, as the team of the Memory of Modern Egypt decided executing this huge documentation project through a special electronic gate for this event with its different stages, changes and interactions.
This exhibition includes almost 100 photos describe Egyptians’ real participation in political life and how they are fighting to reshape the future of their country.
Exhibition was prepared by:
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt) in cooperation with Kultūros Centras “In Actio” (Lithuania).