Emily Jacir b. 1972
a sketch in the Egyptian Museum April 24, 2003 Cairo (2003)
a sketch in the Egyptian Museum April 24, 2003 Cairo (2003), where Jacir has documented a museum worker casually dusting off a stone bearing a five-thousand-year-old hieroglyphic inscription as visitors pass by unperturbed. Filmed in the days following the catastrophic loss of Iraq’s National Library and Museum it is at once a memorial to the cultural devastation of that April and an omen of the future.