CAIRO – 29 September 2022: Mahmoud Khalil Museum won the award for the best restoration project in the world.
The restoration project was implemented under the supervision of the Engineering Authority of the Egyptian Armed Forces, according to the International American ENR Corporation for Engineering Consultations.
Mahmoud Khalil Museum is one of the most important cultural beacons in Egypt and the Arab world. It houses a collection of valuables, about 304 paintings by 143 artists, and a number of bronze, marble and gypsum statues.
The development of Mahmoud Khalil Museum began in 2014, after it was closed in 2010. The total area of the museum is 8450 square meters, the building area is 538,25 square meters and the surrounding space is 7911,75 square meters, and it consists of four floors.
When working on designs for the development and modernization of the Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum, the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces was interested in preparing the necessary infrastructure to hold cultural activities and artistic performances in the museum, and to ensure the availability of services for visitors.
The development plan included all construction works, as well as the maintenance of the air conditioning and ventilation networks, electricity and water systems. This is in addition to developing the firefighting systems, modernizing security and control systems, developing the main power station, modernizing the museum’s equipment as a whole and updating the museum display scenario, and adding services that visitors can enjoy.
Mahmoud Khalil Museum was founded by Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil and houses high-value art holdings. After his death in 1953, these holdings and the museum became under the possession of the Egyptian government.