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By : Moataz Sedky
On the occasion of the 121st anniversary of its opening, which falls on November 15th each year, the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir is organizing a temporary archaeological exhibition titled “Artifacts From Giza to Tahrir,” along with numerous educational and artistic activities.
The museum’s cultural and educational department is also organizing an artistic segment to welcome visitors in ancient Egyptian attire, in addition to a series of scientific lectures titled “The History of the Egyptian Museum,” delivered by Dr. Lotfi Abdel Hamid, the Museum’s Deputy for Antiquities Affairs and Scholars.
The museum curators accompany Egyptian visitors on guided tours to introduce them to the exhibition, its concept, and its contents. There are also educational tours for schoolchildren of various academic stages to shed light on the history of the Egyptian Museum and the essential pieces and collections on display. Friends of the Museum Association and the Training Department offer daily guided tours.
The museum is undergoing a comprehensive development plan aiming to restore it in line with its archaeological and historical value, not only for its collections but also as a historic building.
The first stage of the work was completed last February, with the project continuing according to the established timeline.
This is being done through the Egyptian Scientific Committee, the museum curators, in cooperation with an alliance of the five most important museums in the world.
These include the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy, and the Louvre Museum in France. The British Museum in England, the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, Germany, and the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, the Netherlands, in addition to the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology, the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, and the Central Institute of Antiquities.
The display scenario has been developed to enhance the presentation style of several artifacts and halls.
These include prehistoric-era halls, Ancient State exhibition halls, Greek and Roman-era exhibition halls, and Tanis artifacts exhibition halls. The aim is to highlight the artifacts and showcase their artistic creativity.