Sunday, November 9, 2014

Greco-Roman museum in Alexandria to undergo restoration.

The Greco-Roman museum in Alexandria, which has been hidden beneath iron scaffolding and green tarpaulin since it was closed in 2005, is to be restored. The work at the museum will begin from this December. 

The funds for the restoration come within the framework of a memorandum of understanding signed between Egypt and Italy in 2008 to strengthen ties of friendship, cultural and scientific cooperation, and the protection of cultural heritage between both countries.

The funds allocated amount to $6 million and the restoration work will be carried out in collaboration with the Universita della Tuscia in Viterbo over 18 months, including the restoration of the building itself, the replacement of the display cases, the installation of new lighting, ventilation and security systems, and the renewal of the overall display. 

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