Egypt: The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) has recently shared an update regarding the series of official visits by VIPs and officials from foreign and Arab countries.
Executive Chairman Dr Ahmed Ghanim also welcomed a high-level delegation from the Republic of Indonesia headed by Dr Dhu Al-Kafl Hassan, the Minister of Trade of Indonesia, and in the presence of Ambassador Lotfi Raouf, the Ambassador of Indonesia in Cairo.
As per the published reports, the visits were witnessed by the National Museum of Civilization in Fustat on behalf of the museum, Dr Ahmed Ghanim, the Executive Chairman of the Museum’s Board, and Dr Meisra Abdullah, Deputy Chairman of the Museum Board of Archaeology received the delegation and VIPs.
During the officials’ visits, Dr Ahmed Ghanim explained to them the dimensions of the museum, its location and its unique highlights and its role as a cultural and heritage institution.
In addition, Professor Mohammed Mokhtar Amin of the Museum accompanied the Minister and the delegation accompanying him on tour inside the different halls of the museum.
Along with it, Professor Mokhtar Amin provided them with a brief explanation of the history of the museum’s treasures and the scenario of its exhibition, which tells the creations of the Egyptian civilization through its different eras.
Reports stated that the Indonesian Minister of Trade expressed his fascination with what he saw in the museum of unique treasures, especially the Islamic monuments and on its head the Kaaba cloak and the wooden archaeological platform, and how happy the delegation members were in this great monument as a witness to Egypt’s ancient history and civilization.
At the end of the visit, Dr Ahmed Ghanim made sure to present the Minister with a catalogue of royal mummies. In the same context, the museum received Mrs Miho Shiroturi, Director of Trade Systems, Services and Creative Economy, Department of International Trade and Commodities, at UNCTAD’s “United Nations Conference on Trade and Development”, which was received by Dr Ahmed Ghanim.
Furthermore, Mrs Shiroturi took a tour of the museum’s various halls, getting to know its unique collectables, especially the Royal Mummies Hall, and she also took care to visit the restoration factories in the museum to learn about the working style and modern techniques of restoration and preservation of artefacts.
Museum representative Ahmed Ghanim explained what the museum witnessed from a series of important visits, which comes in the context of the attention and international position of the museum.
He stressed that it had been a major destination for many public figures and visits of official delegations of Egyptian civilization lovers during their presence in Egypt, as one of the important tourist destinations worldwide.
He added, “A distinctive interface expressive of cultural and archaeological tourism in Egypt, emphasizing the museum’s keenness to communicate with various parties in order to preserve Egyptian monuments and heritage.”