The Museums of Egypt Speak for Whom?
AbstractThe article discusses the barriers to the broader accessibility of museums in Egypt, in the context of the history of museums in Egypt, their perspectives, current missions, and policies. It also discusses the needs of Egyptian society in regards to museums, their expectations and interests, and how museums can be proactive in their role towards the local communities. It also discusses the desirability of establishing new types of museums which can better meet the needs of the Egyptians, in encouraging them to be today's museum visitors and tomorrow's museum's advocates. It notes that the responsible bodies in the Egyptian government, public organizations and museums should reconsider their future plans in order to meet the expectations of the Egyptian society.
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