The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir - Press photo
CAIRO - 17 June 2019: The Ministry of Antiquities announced on June 16 at 6:30 p.m. the launch of the development works of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir.
The declaration included signing a protocol of cooperation, with the aim of submitting it to the UNESCO, to put the Egyptian Museum on the World Heritage List.
The development project, which will last for 3 years, is the first phase of a large project that includes major developments in the Egyptian Museum, with the alliance of five European museums: the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy; the Louvre Museum in France; the British Museum in England; the Berlin Museum in Germany; the Leiden Museum in Holland, and with the support of the European Union.
The development plan includes the development of the museum entrance, and the development of the ground floor show halls.
Also, wall paints will be changed and the lighting circuit will be developed. In addition, maintenance of displays -in terms of modernizing the paints and technically maintaining them- is part of the development plan, where at least 200 pieces will be displayed. The plan will also include the development of all museum aspects in terms of the museum display of artifacts.
Furthermore, restoration of monuments, development of explanatory cards, insurance, lighting, floors and paints will be part of the development plan. The museum’s master plan, including the museum's vision and future mission will also be developed.
Management of the museum group, community communication, museum education, the development of the archives department, the library and the re-presentation of the treasures of the royal tombs discovered in Tanis in Sharqia will also come as part of the massive development plan of the museum.