North Walls of Cairo Museum

The North Walls of Cairo are a remarkably well preserved section of city walls constructed about 1090. These defences are a world-class monument. The purpose of the design is to protect the monument and create a meaningful and significant experience for visitors by adaptation of the numerous rooms within the walls for a series of interconnected museum displays. The components are: presentation of medieval military architecture; mediaeval arms and weapons; Pharaonic material incorporated into the walls; and the “Flying Carpets” exhibition of a collection of Oriental rugs.

 

Commissioned by the Historic Cairo Project of the Ministry of Culture

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2007.

Location: the North Walls of Cairo.

 

Concept design: Agnieszka Dobrowolska

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