Alexandria Governor Muhammad Sultan today handed Peter Keller, Director General of the International Council of Museums, the key of Alexandria. Mr Keller is on a visit to Alexandria during which he has participated in the conference “Future of tourism in Alexandria”, organised by Alexandria governorate.
Mr Keller visited Muntazah Palace and its gardens, as well as a number of Alexandria’s monuments and landmarks. He said he was extremely impressed with what he saw, and that these landmarks should strongly support Alexandria’s bid to host ICOM’s general conference in 2022. Voting on the bid will be held at UNESCO headquarters next June; Alexandria competes with Oslo and Prague.
The conference is held every three years and gathers the international museum community around a theme chosen by museum professionals. The upcoming edition of the conference will be held for a week in Kyoto in 2019, and will see participation of some 2000 experts and museum professionals.