A display in Hurghada museum - ET
CAIRO - 17 November 2019: Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anani inspected on Nov. 17 the latest developments in the Hurghada Museum before its opening in December 2019.
Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mustafa Waziri, Head of the Museums Sector Momen Othman and Assistant Minister of Antiquities for Engineering Affairs and General Supervisor of Historic Cairo Hisham Samir were also in attendance.
During the tour, Anani instructed some adjustments to the places of display that impede the movement of visitors to further emphasize the beauty of the displayed artifacts. The minister also demanded increasing the number of displayed artifacts and setting a daily cultural program to be held in the recreational area surrounding the museum.
Furthermore, Minister Anani inspected the museum's lighting and security systems, which were implemented in accordance with the ministry's requirements and in coordination with the Ministry of Interior to secure the museum with modern equipment and highly qualified personnel. This is in addition to training the staff to professionally deal with and assist visitors of the museum.
The museum is set to encourage holidaymakers to visit museums during their stroll in the coastal areas and will contribute to the promotion of tourism in Egypt. Hence, Anani directed the museum officials to hold a meeting with tourism companies in Hurghada before the opening to discuss the marketing methods that can benefit both parties.
For his part, Othman clarified that the museum was designed according to the international standards and that the displayed artifacts depict the beauty of the Egyptian civilization through the ages.
Hurghada Museum is one of the most prominent projects implemented by the Ministry of Antiquities in partnership with the private sector, which provided the museum's building. The Ministry of Antiquities will be the only entity managing and supervising the museum.
The displays also conveys ancient Egyptian sports such as Nile boating and fishing, along with musical instruments and pictures of musical events.
Anani during the inspection tour in Hurghada museum - Egypt Today