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Update on the Egyptian National Museum

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 29, 2011 in museums in the news |

The Egyptian National Museum is still not entirely safe, unfortunately. Turns out that it’s right next door to the national headquarters for Egypt’s ruling party, the focus of much of the protesters’ ire. Said building is still on fire, and firefighters worry that if the building is destabilized because of the fire, it will collapse…right [...]

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Egyptian National Museum in danger

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 28, 2011 in museums in the news |

Breaking news from Cairo, where government protesters have been filling the streets for several days now: fires are breaking out near the Egyptian National Museum. The whole country is in a communications lockdown, so reporting is very much in flux. Reuters has confirmed however that the Egyptian army has been called out to secure the [...]

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