CAIRO – 2 May 2022: CEO of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and Supervisor of the Nubia Antiquities Fund Ahmed Ghoneim said that the museum will continue to receive its visitors during Eid al-Fitr at the same timings that were previously set for the holy month of Ramadan.
Visitors can enter the museum at 9 a.m., and the visit ends at 5 p.m. During the visit, visitors will be accompanied on guided tours which provide a full explanation on the tales related to the museum's holdings, which are always admired by visitors, whether they are locals or foreigners.
Ghoneim further added that strict precautionary measures will be taken inside the museum in regards to COVID-19 and to avoid crowding inside the museum’s halls and corridors.
It is worth noting that the Egyptian Textile Hall in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization [NMEC] has been inaugurated during the past few days to be ready for visitors during Eid al-Fitr.
The Egyptian Textile Hall in the NMEC will display a unique collection of archaeological artifacts that were previously displayed in the Textile Museum on Al-Moez Street, in addition to displaying a number of artifacts that were transferred from a number of Egyptian museums and warehouses to narrate the history of the Egyptian textile industry over the different eras.
Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri confirmed that the Egyptian Textile Hall in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization will be the new station as one of the most prominent halls specialized in Egyptian textiles in Egypt.
The process of transferring all holdings was carried out under the archaeological and technical supervision of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, while taking all necessary measures and using the latest scientific methods in packaging and transportation.
According to Waziri, more than 250 artifacts were transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Museum of Islamic Art, Mohammad Ali Palace in Manial, the Agricultural Museum and the stores of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.