The Museum of Hurghada: One of the most notable projects implemented by the Ministry of Antiquities for the first time. Its inauguration will take place at the end of December of the current year.
H.E Dr. Khaled al Anani Minister of Antiquities travelled to Hurghada to examine the latest developments in the Museum of Hurghada. H.E was accompanied by Brigadier Hesham Samir, Assistant Minister of Antiquities for Engineering Affairs and General Supervisor of Historic Cairo.
During the tour, the Minister of Antiquities pointed out some modifications that need to be made to the display cases so as not to hinder the movement of the visitors, while promoting the beauty and elegance of the objects within. H.E the Minister of Antiquities called for an increase of the number of displayed objects and creating a daily program of cultural activities to be held in the recreational area surrounding the museum.
H.E Dr. Khaled al-Anani also investigated the museum’s lighting and insurance systems, which were implemented in accordance with the ministry’s security requirements. the museum is equipped with the latest cameras and alarms, stressing the full coordination with the Ministry of Interior to secure the museum using modern, high-efficiency equipment and personnel. In addition to this, there will be a team from the ministry of antiquities and training programs to teach employees how to interact with the museum’s visitors.
H.E the Minister of Antiquities instructed the museum’s officials to hold a meeting with tourism companies in Hurghada prior to the opening, so as to coordinate with them a framework of presentation that corresponds with the displays. The museum will also contribute to the promotion of Egyptian monuments.
The Hurghada Museum is one of the most prominent projects implemented by the Ministry of Antiquities for the first time, in partnership with the private sector, which provided the museum with all requirements need to complete its furnishing. This was done in accordance with the ministry’s requirements, provided that the Ministry of Antiquities alone will be in charge of the museum’s management and supervision.
Muhammad Osman, head of the museum sector, explained that the museum was designed according to the international standards of museums. The museums’s screening scenario demonstrates the beauty and luxury of the Egyptian civilization throughout the ages, whereby the displays showcase pieces that embody the comforts of homes, their furniture , and the products used by the ancient Egyptians for hair, clothes, perfumes, and accessories.