CAIRO – 10 February 2021: Today marks the 41st death anniversary of the leader Mustafa Kamel, as he passed away on February 10, 1980. He is considered the most prominent Egyptian character in the early 20th century.
Due to his efforts and his role in the Egyptian society, a museum was established for him in Salah El-Din Square in the Citadel district. It was officially inaugurated in April 1956 by Abdelkader Hatem, minister of National Guidance at that time.
Before it was turned into a museum, Mustafa Kamel Museum was a mausoleum containing the remains of the two leaders Mustafa Kamel and Mohammad Farid.
According to the State Information Service website, the museum includes two large halls that contain some of the leader's books and letters in his handwriting, as well as some pictures of his friends and relatives, and some of his personal belongings such as clothes, utensils, and his office room. The museum also includes oil paintings depicting the Dinshway incident.
The museum is built in the Islamic style with an Islamic dome, and around the museum’s building there is a large garden. It currently houses the remains of national intellectuals and activists Abdul Rahman Al-Rafi'i and Fathi Radwan.
Moreover, the museum reopened after its restoration on February 8, 2001; then it was developed again and reopened on April 5, 2016. The development work included restoring the building from the inside and outside, as well as restoring the garden, fences, and office furniture.
The museum’s display scenario has also been updated, and a set of documents have been added to it in the form of rare photographs that record important historical moments in the leader's life, and the life of his closest companions.