12,000 m2

exhibition areas

Largest archaelogical museum

ACCIONA Cultural Engineering is responsible for the technical and museographic implementation of 4 different areas at the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, comprising an area of 12,000 square meters.

ACCIONA Cultural Engineering’s work is focused on 4 privileged places of the museum: the Atrium, a visitor space where the great statue of Ramses welcomes them; the Grand Stairs, which allow the access to the exhibition galleries through a corridor with dozens of large sculptures; the Children Gallery, a space composed by many interactives, games and didactic audiovisual resources; and, finally, the jewel of the crown, the Tutankhamun Gallery, where ACCIONA has also conducted a three-dimensional scan and carried out the photogrammetry for Tutankhamun’s outer burial chamber (scale and colour), to provide an exact digital model of the original that can be turned into a physical reproduction for future display at the museum.

ACCIONA Cultural Engineering has incorporated a variety of exhibition elements, such as graphics, models, life-sized reproductions and exhibition and staging lighting to support the story told by the museum and contextualize the archaeological pieces.

The Grand Egyptian Museum is the largest archaeological museum in the world, housing 45,000 pieces (of which 25,000 have never been exhibited before), showing the history of Ancient Egypt from Prehistory to the Greco-Roman period.

The museum is located two kilometres from the Giza pyramids and occupies 50 hectares of land. It is expected to receive over five million visitors a year – around 15,000 a day –.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Location: Giza, Egypt
  • Contract: Technical development and museographic implementation 
  • Yeral: 2018 - ongoing 
  • Estimated completion date: 2021
  • Client: Besix Oracom JV for the Egyptian Ministry of culture 

Key Aspects

  • The Grand Egyptian Museum is the largest archaeological museum in the world, housing 45,000 pieces – of which 25,000 have never been exhibited before.

  • ACCIONA Cultural Engineering’s work is focused on 4 privileged spaces of the museum: the Tutankhamun Gallery, the Atrium, the Grand Stairs and the Children Gallery.

  • The Tutankhamun Gallery comprises 5,000 objects of the King and is the most complete of all the collections at the museum.

  • ACCIONA Cultural Engineering is responsible for the technical development and museographic implementation of 12,000 square meters.

Key figures

12,000

m2 exhibition area

4

Galleries

5 MM

Estimated visitors per year

5.000

Tutankhamun's pieces

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