In the wake of the launching of a 3,100,000 Euro project by the EU to develop the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, Cairo, Ivan Surkos, EU Ambassador to Cairo declared that experts from a consortium of European museums will work with their Egyptian counterparts to work out a strategic vision for the development of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. These museums include the Egyptian Museum in Turin, the Louvre, the British Museum, the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, the National Museum of Antiquities of the Netherlands and the French Institute of Archaeology. The project will tackle various fields such as museum science, Egyptology and archaeology. The new strategy would involve the management and preservation of archaeological collections, the involvement of the public, programming and communications, income generation and facility management.
The d European consortium will help the Egyptian Museum by helping to work out the new vision, and offering advice on new displays. The entire display system will be revisited, especially in the main hall of the museum. Each of the European museums will offer its expertise which would eventually benefit the Egyptian Museum, especially that this would be in step with UNESCO’s recognition of the Egyptian Museum as a world heritage site.
Ambassador Surkos pointed out that the new strategic vision of the Egyptian Museum will contribute to enhancing the visitors’ experience as well as attracting more local and international visitors, thus increasing the economic value of the museum.
The three-year project, which will be carried out in cooperation with the Egyptian Museum and the Ministry of Antiquities, aims at achieving excellence, promoting and preserving culture and cultural heritage, and expanding intellectual and cultural boundaries through international cooperation.
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7 February 2019