Tue, 15 Dec 2020 - 12:43 GMT
FILE - National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat
CAIRO – 15 December 2020: After Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly’s decree to form the board of directors of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization headed by the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Enany, the first meeting of the museum’s board of directors was held on December 14 at the museum’s headquarters in Fustat, in the presence of all council members.
Enany began the meeting by reviewing the museum’s assets that made it an independent entity in accordance with Law No. 10 of 2020, which was issued on February 20 to establish the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization as an economic public authority, indicating that this museum will not only be an archaeological museum, but an integrated cultural, entertainment and civilizational organization.
The museum tells the story of the different aspects of the Egyptian civilization since the dawn of history; starting from prehistoric times to the Pharaonic, Greek, Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras, showcasing the impressive heritage of the Egyptian civilization.
During the meeting, the CEO of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization made a presentation to introduce the project to establish the museum, review the law establishing the museum’s authority, and the Prime Minister’s decree to form its board of directors.
Also during the meeting, many important topics were discussed, including preparations for the opening of the museum and proposals for the usage of the service area in it, in addition to setting the opening and closing times for the museum, the fees for visiting restoration laboratories, and the fees for the parking for tourist buses and cars.
It was agreed to hold a monthly meeting for the museum’s board of directors to follow up on what has been implemented and discuss any developments related to the museum.
It was recommended to submit a proposal for the museum’s organizational structure and a proposal for its financial and administrative regulations.
It is worth noting that the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is considered one of the most important projects adopted by the Egyptian state and is carried out in cooperation with UNESCO, to become one of the largest museums of civilization in Egypt and the Middle East.