Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled Al-Anani headed to Kafr El-Sheikh to inspect the developments in the Kafr El-Sheikh Museum, which is scheduled to open in the first half of 2020.
Currently, more than 90% of the total project work has been carried out, which included; the construction works of the building and the installation of the electricity network and lighting systems, fire and insurance. Final operations on the building are now underway, in preparation for the installation of display cases and objects as is outlined by the museum displaying scenario set in place by the Supreme Committee for the Displaying Scenario at the Ministry of Antiquities. This display plan will emphasize the importance and influence of the Egyptian civilization on different traditions, such as medicine, engineering, astronomy, agriculture, trade, and hunting. The objects will illustrate the history of these traditions and their modern counterparts. The display will also give an account of the history of Tell al-Farana.
The museum is located next to Kafr El-Sheikh University in Sana'a Park. The building consists of a number of museums exhibition halls, halls for visual development, museum education and seminars, in addition to a service building containing a set of cafeterias and bazaars. Construction of the museum started in 2004 and was halted in 2011 due to the lack of financial resources.Operations resumed and the museum was established in 2018, in accordance with the protocol signed between the Ministry of Antiquities and Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate to complete the museum project, which will cost 49 million pounds.