Cairo’s Museum of Islamic Art, originally located in al-Hakim’s mosque, restored by AKTC and others | Al-Ahram Weekly

The countdown has begun for a reopening of Cairo’s Museum of Islamic Art, which has been closed for four years to undergo total refurbishment.

Last Wednesday, Minister of Culture Farouk Hosni and Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) Secretary-General Zahi Hawass made a tour of inspection to check on the progress of the latest restoration phase being carried out at of the Museum of Islamic Art.

The museum has been closed since 2006 for comprehensive rehabilitation not only of the building and interior design but also of the exhibition design and displays.

–snip– “One challenge that faced Porta and his team from the SCA and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture was how to dismantle the fountain from its cement base safely and transport and relocate it at the restoration lab at the Citadel without further destruction,” Abdel-Fattah said.

–snip– the project has reorganised the display of the collection and highlighted a successful example of international cooperation, with work being carried out jointly with the Islamic Department of the Louvre in Paris and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, which helped in the restoration of several larger items.

via Al-Ahram Weekly | Heritage | Islam on display.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

2 thoughts

  1. Good day, I am a heritage officer from Nigeria and will like to visit your museum for research purposes. Can you please send me a detailed schedule of your daily activities and a letter of invitation accepting me to come for the research. I will be delighted if your response is not delayed Thank you in anticipation of a positive reply.
    Mrs Sunnie-Ododo M.O.


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