The Egyptian government announced on Monday the start of a project to develop the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir at a cost of 3.1 million euros. The participating museums are: the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy, the Louvre Museum in France, the British Museum in England, the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, Germany, the national archaeological museum of the Netherlands, in Leiden. A file for the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir will be prepared for submission to UNESCO for inclusion in the list of world heritage sites. Anany said that the construction of many new archaeological museums, such as the Grand Egyptian Museum and the Museum of Egyptian Civilization, will not impact the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir and its important archaeological value. He stressed that European expertise will work to raise the level of the Egyptian Museum to the highest international standards of museum science.
Source: Egypt Independent June 17, 2019 14:37 UTC