Egypt's Sisi signs law restructuring Grand Egyptian Museum governance

Ahram Online , Tuesday 18 Feb 2020

The museum, located by the Giza pyramids, is scheduled to be completed later this year

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Reuters)

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has approved Law 9 of 2020 to restructure the Grand Egyptian Museum and turn it into an economic public authority affiliated with the tourism and antiquities ministry.

Under the law, the museum authority will be tasked with displaying archaeological collections and preparing digital documentation on, recording, securing, maintaining, and restoring the artifacts, said Atef Moftah, the general supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum project.

The authority will also be tasked with organising cultural and scientific activities, and acquainting Egyptians with ancient Egyptian civilization.

He added that the authority will have an independent budget similar to the budgets of economic bodies.

The museum structure, under the new law, will be made up of the board of trustees, headed by the Egyptian president, in addition to the board of directors and a chief executive.

The museum, located by the Giza pyramids, is under construction. It is scheduled to be completed later this year.


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