Beit Al Uma Museum expected to be reopened in new year
Egypt, Local, 12/27/2001
The Museum of Beit Al Uma (House of the Nation) which has been restored and provided with the latest display facilities will be officially reopened next month.
The museum which used to be the residence of the national leader of the 1919 revolution Saad Zagloul displays a wide variety of his personal belongings.
According to Dr. Ahmed Nawar Head of the Fine Art Sector, the restoration operation would entitle the museum to function as a cultural centre where symposia are to be held dealing with various artistic, political and cultural topics.
The upgrading comes under the policy adopted by the Ministry of Culture to turn museums into enlightenment centres in addition to their original function of preserving the memory of the nation.
The Restoration Centre of the Fine Art Sector has restored all contents of the museum including 13 paintings, 75 photographs, 19 paper panels in addition to four statues of Saad Zagloul. The museum displays 369 silver and metal items.
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