Friday, 25 October 2013

The Egyptian Museum has Big Plans...

From my latest article for The Art Newspaper.

The burnt out shell of the NDP building looms
behind the Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum next to Cairo’s Tahrir Square is hoping to turn a potential calamity into an opportunity by increasing both its space and its staffing. The expansion plan is a response to an incident during the revolution of January 2011, when the headquarters of the National Democratic Party (NPD), which is next door to the museum, was set alight. Now structurally unstable and beyond saving, the building poses a threat to the museum’s safety.

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