Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Egypt museums hope grassroots fundraising will prove fertile

From my latest article for The Art Newspaper.

Construction has begun on the main hall of the Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza, though funding remains a problem for the long-running project. Despite around $300m in soft loans from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, a fall in tourist revenue since the January 2011 revolution has left Egyptian authorities struggling to raise the $800m total needed to complete the museum complex in time for its planned opening in 2015.

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