In the 1990 and 2000s, the Historic Cairo Project operating within the Egyptian Ministry of Culture restored more than a hundred important monuments in Historic Cairo, many of them outstanding pieces of architecture from the Mamluk period.
In 2005, Agnieszka Dobrowolska, soon to become the founder and director of ARCHiNOS, was commissioned to design an exhibition in the restored palace of Amir Taz (originally built in 1352), that presented the Mamluk period in the history of Egypt, which lasted from 1250 till 1517 and produced masterpieces of Islamic art. The permanent exhibition also includes various objects retrieved during archaeological and conservation work of the Historic Cairo Project.
The work included full interior and graphic design of the exhibition, as well as supervision of its implementation.
Commissioned by the Historic Cairo Project
Exhibition opened in July 2005
Location: Palace of Amir Taz, Historic Cairo
Design: Agnieszka Dobrowolska
Historical research, panel texts: Jaroslaw Dobrowolski