Halls within the Naguib Mahfouz Museum – Photo courtesy of Ministry of Culture press release Halls within the Naguib Mahfouz Museum – Photo courtesy of Ministry of Culture press release

Naguib Mahfouz museum to be officially launched end of June

Tue, Jun. 18, 2019
CAIRO - 18 June 2019: Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem inspected the Naguib Mahfouz Museum at the Tkeit Abu el-Dahab building in Al-Azhar district, in preparation for its opening at the end of June.

The opening of the much anticipated museum comes in conjunction with Egypt’s celebrations of the June 30 revolution, in the presence of the veteran writer Yusuf Al-Qaid, head of the Cultural Development Fund Dr. Fathi Abdel Wahab and head of the Civil Coordination Authority Mohammed Abu Saada.
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Halls within the Naguib Mahfouz Museum – Photo courtesy of Ministry of Culture press release

Abdel Dayem stated that the Ministry of Culture faced many challenges until the completion of all the works and equipment of the Naguib Mahfouz Museum; stressing that what has been achieved is a pride for all Egyptians, as it also embodies the nation's belief in the need to preserve the historical vocabulary that formed its soft power through its prominent writers throughout history.

The Minister of Culture also referred to re-shaping and beautification of the area facing the museum through a mural carried out by the National Authority for the coordination of civilization in cooperation with the province of Cairo.
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Halls within the Naguib Mahfouz Museum – Photo courtesy of Ministry of Culture press release

The Naguib Mahfouz Museum consists of two floors, the first hosts halls for seminars, a Visual/ sound library, a public library and a library of critical research including the most important researches and studies on the work of Naguib Mahfouz.

The second floor includes a suite of decorations and certificates obtained by the late writer, and another for his personal belongings with some papers written in his own handwriting, in addition to the Hall of literature, which includes all the works of Naguib Mahfouz in their old and new prints, along with all the writer’s translated works next to a cinema hall and several other halls.



 
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