Dr Enas Abdel Dayem, Minister of Culture inaugurated the Museum of Modern Egyptian Art after redeveloping and renewing its displaying system.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Dr Khaled Sorour, Head of the Fine Arts Sector, Dr Hisham Azmy, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Culture, Dr Magdy Saber, head of the Egyptian Opera House, Dr Soad shawky, head of the Foreign cultural relations sector and an array of artists and media persons.
Abdel Dayem said that the reopening of the Museum of Egyptian Modern Art- one of the most important museums in the Arab world after renewing its displaying system- comes out of our belief in the importance and value of arts and their positive impact on building the Egyptian personality.
Abdel Dayem added that museums play an important role in documenting and preserving the memory of societies and the heritage identity.
She indicated that the display system includes presenting a panoramic picture of the creative works since the beginning of the twentieth century.
Furthermore, she decided to open its doors to the public for free until the end of next December, encouraging all the layers of the Egyptian society to visit the museum after its development to take advantage of the artistic treasures in it.
On his part, Dr. Sorour said that the reopening of the museum represents an inspiring message of enlightenment confirming Egypt’s civilizational leadership.
Thus, this museum adds new glory to the records of Egyptian plastic art.
Sorour noted that the museum includes presenting the works of artists in the era between 1887 to 1975, and will be added to the works of contemporary artists.
He explained that the museum has been closed since 2010 and was partially opened in 2014 and then closed again.
It is noteworthy that the most important development operations were: the modernization of the security and surveillance system, the works of accurate electronic, booking and recording systems, electrical systems, in addition to the museum displaying operations- supervised by a specialized committee headed by Dr Hamdi Abdullah with a group of professors and artists.