CAIRO: The residence of former President Gamal Abdel-Nasser will be open to the public as a museum in 2015, Al-Ahram reported Thursday.
The new museum, located in Cairo’s northern district of Manshyat el-Bakry, will display his personal belongings including home furniture, civilian and military suits, transistor radio medallions, neck ties, cameras, sun glasses, photos of his life and family along with statues of public figures during the 1952 Revolution.
During an inspection visit Thursday to museum, currently under construction, Culture Minister Gaber Asfour said the work on the exterior of Nasser’s house is in “full swing” while the interior of the house has been slightly redesigned to accommodate showcases displaying Nasser’s belongings, Al-Ahram reported.
Nasser was president from 1954-1970, succeeding President Mohamed Naguib. He was succeeded by his then vice-president Mohamed Anwar el-Sadat in October 1970.
Nasser, along with other officers in the Free Officers Movement, was able to establish the Arab Republic of Egypt through ending the rule of King Farouk (1920-1965) in 1952.
Nasser has two museums in Egypt; one is in Alexandria and the other is in Cairo’s Pharaonic Village.