CAIRO – 1 November 2022: On October 31, the Museums Sector of the Supreme Council of Antiquities celebrated the second opening anniversary of Sharm El-Sheikh Museum in South Sinai Governorate and Kafr El-Sheikh Museum in Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate. Both museums received their visitors free of charge.
Head of the Museums Sector Moamen Othman explained that a series of events were organized within the celebration at each museum to connect the community with the museumw and increase the archaeological and tourism awareness among all segments of society.
For her part, General Supervisor of Sharm El-Sheikh Museum Myriam Edward said that a temporary archaeological exhibition organized by the Supreme Committee was opened as part of the museum's celebrations, and on the sidelines of holding the climate conference [COP27] in the city. The exhibition will be held for a month.
According to Edward, an art exhibition displaying the products of the artistic and educational workshops recently organized by the museum was also launched.
Additionally, the museum organized a new set of educational and artistic workshops for children, and presented artistic and musical performances, some of which were inspired by the Sinai heritage.
For his part, Director General of the Kafr El-Sheikh Museum Osama Farid Othman reviewed the activities of the museum's celebration, which included the opening of a temporary exhibition entitled "Coptic Creations," comprising 10 pieces, most prominently the manuscript of the Four Gospels, an icon of the Virgin Mary carrying baby Jesus, and an icon for one of the saints. The temporary exhibition will run until January 20.
The celebration also included presenting a series of lectures on museums and their role in community development, and how the Kafr el-Sheikh Museum was established.
It is worth noting that the Sharm El-Sheikh Museum is the first museum of Egyptian antiquities in South Sinai. It was designed to be a cultural investment center and a forum for human civilizations throughout the ages, with the aim of integrating recreational tourism and cultural tourism.
As for the Kafr El-Sheikh Museum, it is located next to Kafr El-Sheikh University, and was established within the framework of the cooperation protocol signed by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate in 2017, to complete the construction works of the museum after it came to a halt in 2011.