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Newly restored Malawi Museum in Egypt's Minya to reopen in weeks


Curators of Malawi Museum in the Upper Egyptian City of Minya are busy putting the final touches to the museum's exhibitions for a reopening expected to happen in the coming weeks.

Newly restored Malawi Museum in Egypt's Minya to reopen in weeks
Malawi National Museum In Al-Menya [Credit: Ahram Online]
In August 2013, the museum was looted and damaged following unrest sparked by the ousting of president Mohamed Morsi.

The damaged showcases have since been repaired and replaced, 900 artifacts of the 1,050 total collection have been recovered, and the exhibition design has been updated.

"The new exhibition design focuses on highlighting Egypt's identity and the means of loyalty towards our country Egypt," Elham Salah, head of the Museum Department at the antiquities ministry told Ahram Online.

She added that during the restoration walls and floors had been cleaned and damaged materials replaced.

The restoration work was carried out by the National Sevice Agency of the army under the supervision of the antiquities ministry, she said.

Author: Nevine El-Aref | Source: Ahram Online [August 21, 2016]
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