Naguib Mahfouz Museum to Open End of June
Inas Abdel Dayem, the Egyptian minister of culture, recently inspected the Naguib Mahfouz Museum located at the Tkeit Abu el-Dahab building in the district of Al-Azhar for its preparations to open by the end of June, in a statement released by Egypt’s culture ministry.
Abdel Dayem said that the “Culture Ministry defeated many challenges to complete all the works and equipment of Naguib Mahfouz Museum, stressing that what has been accomplished is a pride for all Egyptians and it reflects the country’s concern to preserve the historical vocabulary that formed its soft power”.
Moreover, the minister invited organizations and individuals to donate their holdings and collectibles to the display pavilion in order to enrich them and shed light on the unknown aspects of the life of the Nobel prize-winning writer.
The museum consists of two floors. The first floor has halls for seminars, a visual and sound library, a public library, and a library of critical research that includes the most important studies of Naguib Mahfouz’s work.
The second floor has a suite filled with decorations as well as certificates obtained by the late writer. And another for his personal belongings with some papers written in his own handwriting, along with all of his translated works, next to a cinema hall and a number of other halls.