Grand Egyptian Museum to be managed internationally

Egypt’s antiquities minister says the long-planned Grand Egyptian Museum will have an independent, international directorship in an effort to overcome bureaucracy. Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said Tuesday the awaited museum near the Pyramids of Giza will be “independent” from the Egyptian government. He spoke at a news conference near its 120-acre construction site. Former antiquities minister and famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass told The Associated Press in June that the museum must be international because “government routine cannot work for museums.”

via ynetnews.com

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