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Planning and Innovation’ seminar to be held in Malawi Museum

Mon, Sep. 18, 2017
CAIRO - 18 September 2017: Malawi Museum to hold a seminar titled, “Planning and Innovation” on Monday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m.

Malawi Museum, in cooperation with the faculty of tourism and hotels, is organizing a practical training course on “How to guide the exhibits and activities of the Malawi Museum,” in both the Arabic and English languages.

This comes in the framework of highlighting the museum's vision and mission, as well as presenting the most important activities of the museum and its role in sustainable community communication.

Malawi National Museum was founded in June, 1962, in Malawi village in the Minya governorate, Upper Egypt, in the era of the late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser.

The museum contains an important collection of Ancient Egyptian artefacts. It houses a lot of pieces from nearby sites like Tuna al-Gebel and Hermopolis. The displayed objects in the museum include animal mummies and statues.

In August 2013, following the dispersal of the Rabaa and Nahda sit-ins, pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters stormed the Malawi Museum, leaving it almost completely looted. But after three years of renovation, the Malawi National Museum stands in even better shape than before. A total of 1,090 artefacts were stolen, and about 48 other pieces were destroyed as they were too heavy for vandals to carry.

The stolen objects include coins, jewels, and statues dating from the beginning of Egyptian history to the Islamic period. Now, the museum contains more than 1,000 objects, 503 of which are new pieces that were added after renovations.
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