The Egyptian Museum in Turin has reopened today after a complete restyling which lasted three and a half years. The Museum, founded in 1824 and host to the world’s second-largest collection of Egyptian artefacts (the first being at the Cairo Egyptian Museum), has undergone major renovation work for the cost of 50 million euros. The exhibition space has been significantly increased and allows now to display 6,500 objects, some of which had been kept in storage for decades. A modern layout, new display cases and digital 3D contents have improved greatly the visitor’s experience, providing exhaustive explanations of the artefacts and reducing crowding around masterpieces such as the vast papyrus collection and the beautiful tomb of Kha.
Zahi Hawass commented that “the new Egyptian Museum in Turin is beautiful. The renovation work has modernised the exhibition spaces greatly, providing it with new advanced technologies, which are essential today to spark people’s interest in history and archaeology. I would like to congratulate Evelina Christillin, President of the Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino, Christian Greco, the Museum’s Director, and all those who contributed to the project for the great work done. This new museum finally matches up to the wonderful collection of artefacts hosted under its roof.”
For further information on the museum visit www.museoegizio.it