CAIRO: Admission to all of Egypt’s museums will be free for Egyptians and residents on Wednesday May 18 in honor of International Museum Day, the Antiquities Ministry announced in a statement.
“The museums will open for free during official working hours. The decision is not only to celebrate the event but also to encourage tourists to visit these museums,” said Elham Salah, head of the ministry’s Museums Department.
It is also to encourage Egyptians to know more about their history, Salah added.
Coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM,) the annual event aims to promote museums with a specific theme every year. “Museums and Cultural Landscapes” is the theme of this year’s celebration which aims to highlight the link between museums and cultural heritage, according to the ICOM.