CAIRO – 4 July 2021: On July 4, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled El-Enani held an extensive meeting with Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri and the Egyptian Committee responsible for the project to develop and rehabilitate the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to discuss the latest developments in the project.
During the meeting, the latest developments in the project and ways to improve the level of tourism services in the museum were reviewed, with the aim to improve the experience of visitors and tourists.
The project is being implemented in three phases with a grant from the European Union in cooperation with the union of five European museums: the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris, the Egyptian Museum in Turin, the National Museum of Antiquities in Bleddyn, and the Egyptian Museum in Berlin.
Head of the Museums Sector Moamen Othman said that the final touches have been completed for the new display scenario for the prehistoric antiquities hall, the ancient state halls, the Greco-Roman and the Late Period antiquities halls.
Some archival materials about the archaeological sites in which artifacts were discovered are used to link the visitor to those sites. This stage was supervised by the National Museum of Antiquities in Bleddyn, the Egyptian Museum in Turin and the British Museum.
For her part, Director General of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Sabah Abdel Razek explained that the development of the hall dedicated to displaying the treasures of Tanis is now underway in terms of preparing the walls and floors.
The display scenario for the treasures of Tanis, which comprises about 2,000 artifacts, including gold masks, as well as the silver sarcophagi of Kings Sheshonq I and Psusennes I, has been completed.
A specialized team from the Louvre Museum is currently restoring these pieces in cooperation with the Egyptian Museum restoration team.
Procedures for changing the museum's lighting system and developing the museum's display showcases are also underway. This is in addition to setting the museum's master plan and developing the sustainable development plan, which is supervised by the Egyptian Museum in Berlin.