“The King’s Life” exhibition - Photo courtesy of Ministry of Antiquities media office
CAIRO – 7 November 2017: Rokn Farouk Museum in Helwan will be celebrating 75 years since its establishment on Wednesday with a temporary exhibition in the museum titled “The King’s Life”.
The exhibition hall will showcase artifacts and former Egyptian King Farouk’s belongings and will display a knowledgeable segment introducing the history of the museum and Helwan governorate.
A portrait, depicting a verse from the Quran that was dedicated as a gift to the king from one of the residents of Helwan at the time, will be introduced to the public as well as personal portraits of King Farouk.
“The King’s Life” exhibition (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Antiquities media office)
Part of the tour guide in the 75th celebration will also include a workshop where visitors will be creating a monogram of the king that will later be displayed on the doors of the museum.
This comes as part of temporarily establishing exhibition halls in museums across the country on different occasions as efforts to educate a greater mass of the public on heritage and history.
Rokn Farouk museum was first inaugurated by King Farouk in 1942 and operated as his personal rest house when travelling through the Nile river; however the Supreme Council of Antiquities later turned it into a museum in 1976.