Egypt get grants from EU for revamping of Museums

Egypt has sign a deal with the European Union (EU) for the revamping of a museum in tahrir. The deal which is worth €3 million will be under the overall economic growth program of 15 million euros grant.

The deal was sign during a joint press conference at the Egyptian Museum. It was attended by Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr, Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anany, and the Ambassador of the European Union to Cairo Ivan Surkos.

According to the grant, it will be implemented in cooperation with European experts in museums and museum exhibition curation. This is aimed at enhancing the museum as well as improving efficiency and experience of Egyptian and foreign visitors.

Minister of Antiquities Khaled al-Anany said ”The construction will not impact the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. He also said it will not affect the important archaeological value.”

The project will be implemented over the next three year. Meanwhile, a consortium of five European museums as well as the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology (IFAO) and the Central Institute of Antiquities will be involue. This will help them develop a strategic vision for the project within international standards.

Ambassador of the European Union to Cairo Ivan Surkos said the project represents excellent cooperation and coordination between the EU and Egypt. According to him, it will help to protect and promote common cultural heritage.


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