• Egypt inaugurates Museum of Arabic Calligraphy in Alexandria

On Saturday, Egypt opened its first Museum of Arabic Calligraphy, in the seaside city of Alexandria. Part of the renovation project for the whole Museum of Fine Arts complex, the new museum has been in the works since 2009:

Egypt inaugurates Museum of Arabic Calligraphy in Alexandria

An official statement has it that “the museum is specialized in the art and aesthetics of Arabic calligraphy and contains a collection of Arabic manuscript masterpieces created by artists of our current and past times.” Arablit

From the Project Architect:
The space, designed by Egypt based Archinos Architects, possesses a modest Classicist-style office building within the premises of the Alexandria Museum of Fine Art that has been re-designed and adapted to house a new Museum of Arabic Calligraphy.

Egypt inaugurates Museum of Arabic Calligraphy in Alexandria

The adaptation introduced a new glass curtain wall that combines Islamic motifs with modern design, and screens off the unchanged original facade. The design, implemented in 2010, included the scenario for a new exhibition displayed in interiors adapted for the purpose.

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