Saphinaz-Amal Naguib is Professor in Cultural History/Cultural Analysis at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, Faculty of Humanities, Oslo University. Her main fields of research are within Ancient Egyptian religion and art, Heritage and Museum Studies. Her other research interests comprise international migration and ethnic relations, Coptic and Copto-Arabic hagiographies, Islamic iconography. Naguib’s current research projects investigate the polysemy and polyphony of cultural heritage and the role of museums of cultural history in plural societies. Her studies include analyses of heritage both material and immaterial with special focus on aesthetics, cultural contacts, cultural and religious memory and sustainability. Her latest publications include: The Formative Past and the Formation of the Future. (co-edited with Terje Stordalen). Oslo: Novus Press, 2015. “Materializing Islam and the Imaginary of Sacred Space”. Øyvind Fuglerud and Leon Wainwright (eds.), Objects and Imagination; Perspectives on Materialization and Meaning. New York: Berghan, 2015, pp. 64-77. - “Collecting Moments of Life. Museums and the Intangible Heritage of Migration”. Museum International, nr 257-260, 2015: 77-86. “Museums, Diasporas and the Sustainability of Intangible Cultural Heritage”. Sustainability 5, no.5: 2178-2190; Open Access journal special issue Constructing Heritage in the Light of Sustainable Development, http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/5/5/2178 ; 2013. “«Translating the Ancient Egyptian Worldview in Museums”. Rune Nyord and Kim Ryholt (eds.), Lotus and Laurel - Studies on Egyptian Language and Religion in Honour of Paul John Frandsen, Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum, 2013, pp. 233-240.