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Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo is one of significant heritage buildings which are located in UNESCO World Heritage Site “Historic Cairo”. Museum building is itself an architectural heritage object that comes back to the Khedive period. Museum building consists of UNESCO outstanding universal values including historical, aesthetic, cultural values. In 2014, museum was faced ISIS terrorism attacks destructing it facade, and some of unique museum objects. Unifying for heritage, curators and conservators hold on creating a quick rescue and then, acting risk management for the museum building and its objects.

Now after this short period, Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo reopened again challenging the heritage and civilization enemies. According the current situation, museum was applied the majority of museological criteria. It was redesigned the display scenario stratifying various targets of audience either national or international ones. For instance, if you want to make a quick tour, you can follow the golden cards viewing the Islamic arts along the Islamic historical timeline. Museum exhibition halls were matched with visitors needs and wants. There are some exhibition halls which display objects regarding topics, e.g., daily life routine, science, medicine, death and so on. On the other hand, if you are interested in materials, there are some exhibition halls which display a golden, precious stones, bronze objects …. etc.

Adopting the new generation specifically children, museum education department serves your kids acting an edutainment activities. Matching with international educational standards, these activities are inspired throughout the museum objects targeting to raise the children aware. Consequently, those children will grow up appreciating their heritage, by the way, safeguarding and preserving it.

Also lessening the great gap between the local community and their cultural heritage, museum management was founded a friendship association administrating a group of volunteers who represent the Islamic heritage for the audience in a creative way changing their stereotypes about Islam and Muslims who gifted a group of presents for the globe including art, life style, science, medicine …. etc. As a result of that free service, museum as a significant cultural entity will be contributed operationalising  the pattern of sustainable development and also, mitigating physiologically the non-belonging issue.

You can get more knowledge and information visiting museum official website (miaegypt.org). Moreover, you can virtually visit museum via my FB album “Reopening Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo“.

 

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Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo is one of significant heritage buildings which are located in UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Historic Cairo'. Museum building is itself an architectural heritage object that comes back to the Khedive period. Museum building consists of UNESCO outstanding universal values including historical, aesthetic, cultural...