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April 24, 2008

Egypt poised to set up an African museum, says culture minister

Cairo, Egypt - The Egyptian minister of Culture Farouk Hosni, on Tuesday revealed that preparations are underway to open an African museum in Egypt to display old and modern African arts objects in the areas of sculpture, photography, architecture, masks, printing on canvas (batik), dance and music.

The minister said in a press statement on Tuesday in Cairo that the museum will include a special wing for the masks associated with religious and popular ethnic and tribal values.

The Egyptian minister - who wants to compete for the position of Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said he talked to a number of African foreign ministers and African ambassadors to explore what their countries could contribute to the museum which he asserted would be a unique one. Continue reading

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Long over due


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