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In Photos: Egyptian Museum in Tahrir inaugurates new path for the visually impaired
Published in Ahram Online on 20 - 06 - 2019

Egypt's Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany, Minister of Tourism Rania Al-Mashat, Sports and Youth Minister Ashraf Sobhy, and 16 foreign ambassadors embarked on a tour at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to inaugurate a new path for visually impaired visitors.
The path was developed by the Archaeological Centre of the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo in collaboration with the Egyptian Museum and the Museo Tattile Statale Omero in Ancona as part of the Vivere all' Italiana programme by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Italy is sharing its experience in this field in response to the Egyptian authorities' wish to provide people with disabilities access to museums.
The new special itinerary relies upon the expertise of the Omero Museum in Ancona, where the visually impaired can enjoy art along with the rest of the public.
The new path at Tahrir Museum is ready to be expanded and the whole initiative can be replicated in other museums.
Minister Al-Mashat, El-Anany, Sobhy (C) pose with visitors at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir
The main aim of the initiative is to share Italian know-how in the field through a capacity building approach. The training course for the museum operators was held from 16 to 19 June.
The itinerary includes 12 masterpieces of Egyptian art from throughout ancient Egypt. Every object along the path is made of hard Egyptian stone (such as granite and greywacke) with labels in Braille and electronic audio devices.
The special itinerary includes the Narmer Palette, the triad of king Menkaure, and the Sphinx of King Amenemhat III.

Minister El-Anany examines exhibitio; Minister Al-Mashat watches on


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