Minister of Antiquities, Khaled Anany, met on Tuesday with the directors of the five museums participating in the renovation of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square, including the Louvre, the Egyptian Museum of Turin (Museo Egizio), Egyptian Museum of Berlin, the British Museum, and the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, in addition to the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology in Cairo.
The meeting comes to discuss the first phase of the museum’s renovation after the artefacts collection of King Tutankhamun were transferred to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) in preparation for its opening in 2020.
Assistant to Minister of Antiquities, Nevine Nezar, said in a press release that the renovation plan includes installing up to date display and lighting systems.
The renovation plan aims to list the Egyptian Museum on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The operations are funded by an EU grant of €3.1m.