Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian culture ministry and the joint venture (JV) of Brussels-based Besix and Orascom Construction have chosen Acciona Producciones y Diseño (APD) to develop four of the Grand Egyptian Museum’s exhibition halls at a value of $12.8 million (EUR 11 million).
APD will develop the exhibition space at the Cairo-based institution technically and museographically in order to turn it into the world’s largest archaeological museum with 45,000 pieces, according to a statement.
The museum is projected to embrace five million visitors a year as the grand opening set for late-2020, while some rooms will be open to visitors by 2019, APD said.
The Spanish company will also carry out a three-dimensional scan of Tutankhamun’s outer burial chamber to provide a digital model similar to the original one.
Acciona Producciones y Diseño is the largest company in Europe in the museum and exhibitions sector.
The Madrid-based firm was responsible for emblematic projects such as the National Museum of Oman, the House of European History in Brussels, Belgium, The Founder’s Memorial in Abu Dhabi, the Msheireb Museums in Qatar, and the Al-Shaheed Park Museums in Kuwait.