World’s Largest Museum of Islamic Art Re-opens | ILLUME

World’s Largest Museum of Islamic Art Re-opens | ILLUME

Rare copies of the Qur’an and a key to the Kaaba in Mecca inlaid with gold will be on display

After a $10-million restoration project that lasted 8 years, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt officially reopened the world’s largest Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo on Saturday, August 14, 2010.

The Museum restoration project has been hailed as a feat of cross-cultural collaboration, bringing together experts from the Islamic Department of the Louvre of Paris, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the nation’s own Supreme Council of Antiques (SCA).

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