Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Enany reopened Hurghada Museum on Friday, June 19 after it was closed on the aftermath of coronavirus spread.
Enany announced that the museum is ready to receive visitors and tourists soon, while following strict precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the museum's employees, visitors and tourists.
Hurghada Museum is the first Egyptian museum to be reopened after all the Egyptian museums were closed to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Egypt's Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly inaugurated Hurghada Museum on February 29.
Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities placed a number of golden coins as well as a rare copy from Quran.
Hurghada Museum lighting and security systems, were implemented in accordance with the ministry of antiquities requirements and in coordination with the Ministry of Interior to secure the museum with modern equipment and highly qualified personnel.
The museum staff were well trained to professionally deal with and assist visitors of the museum.
The museum was tailor made to encourage holidaymakers to visit museums during their stroll in the coastal areas and will contribute to the promotion of tourism in Egypt.
Hurghada Museum is one of the most prominent projects implemented by the Ministry of Antiquities in partnership with the private sector, which provided the museum's building.
This is the first museum to be implemented in partnership with the private sector.
The Ministry of Antiquities is the only entity managing and supervising the museum.
Hurghada Museum had been designed in accordance with world-class museum standards to display the aesthetic and luxury side of the Egyptian civilization throughout the ages.
The museum also displays manifestations of sports activities, such as river fishing and hunting, as well as music and dance events, as of the Pharaonic era up top modern times, in a bid to draw a relation between different civilizations.
The number of artifacts in the museum are 2000 pieces in order to attract tourists to visit the museum.