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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

AUC Professor on Keeping the Graffiti Walls

 I've posted previously on the extreaornarily creative wall paintings (really too sophisticated to keep calling "graffiti" along the walls of the American University in Cairo's downtown campus, paintings which went up after the Port Said football massacre. Blogger "suzeeinthecity" had already issued a plea to preserve them. Now it appears that the university is indeed moving "to preserve the current images, life-size, in another medium so that they might be later displayed."

While the exact method of preserving them isn't spelled out in the linked article, this is clearly a Good Thing. Congratulations to AUC.

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