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Cairo Metro Stations Are Being Turned into Mini-Museums as Part of New Initiative

The often overlooked Museum of Islamic Art is getting a peculiar, but creative, platform to shine.

In an effort to promote the Museum of Islamic Art and encourage more visitors, the Ministry of Antiquities has this week launched a bold new initiative that will see replicas of some of the museum’s most iconic pieces, as well as various photo exhibitions, displayed in Metro Stations across Cairo.

Spear-headed by the ministry’s Head of the Museum Sector, Elham Salah, and conceived in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport, the initiative kicked-off at the Opera Metro Station and will be rolled out across all stations in the coming year, according to the Ministry of Antiquities Facebook page.

While often in the shadow of the Egyptian Museum, and now the Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the Museum of Islamic Art has long been one of the most underrated museums in Egypt.In 2010, an eight-year, $10 million renovation completely overhauled the museum, making it one of the most stunningly curated displays of an element of Egyptian history that often goes overlooked.

Photos: Ministry of Antiquities/Facebook


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