|The Museum of Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil and his wife|
This museum has Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil's personal Collection of valuable and famous paintings. It has 208 paintings in oil. pastile and aqua colors in addition to those in graphite. It also has a rare collection of sculpture works, vases, pottery and porcelain brought from France, Turkey, Iran and China as well as a big collection of statues and poets made of semiprecious stones made in China. It reflects the precision of Chinese articrafts. In addition to Japanese handicrafts. He was born in 1877 and died in 1953
1 kafour St. Giza
|The Museum of Ahmed Shawky |
It was opened to the public on the 17th of June, 1977. It contains the furniture of Ahmed Shawky (the poet), his study-room, his bed room, his sitting room and his books. It has 335 books with handwritten notes by the poet. It has 713 sheets of paper that have his poems and prose works. It displays the medals and presents that were given to the poet in different occasions. It also has a collection of oil paintings, antiques and some photographs of the poet. He was born in 1868 and died in 1932. To honor him, the Governorate made for him a statue in front of Orman Garden at Dokki
6 Ahmed Shawky St. Cornish El Nile
|The Museum of Dr.Taha Hussein |
Taha Hussein is one of the most important names of Modern Arabic literature. However, he's also a leading social and political reform who struggled for the provision of education to the poor and emancipation for women. Born in Upper Egypt in 1889, young Taha went blind at the age of three. He went on to receive the first PhD ever granted from an Egyptian University in 1914 and followed it up with one from the Sorbonne four years later. It was Hussein who finally pushed through free education and the primary and secondary levels as Minister of Education, he translated the works of Greek philosophers, produced a revolutionary and highly controversial work on Pre Islamic poetry and somewhere along the way found the time to produce some of modern Arabic Literature's finest examples.
After his death in 1973, his home was turned into a museum in called The Ramtan (two oasis where travelers could stop to rest.) Hussein built the house so that he and his son could both have separate and private residences and entrances while remaining close. The museum or "ramatan" is made up of two stories. The ground floor houses Dr. Taha Hussein's study and a part of his 7,000 book library, a great reception hall where he received writers, politicians and artists every Sunday evening. In one of the corners of this hall stand a huge piano, a gramophone and records of rare musical works by Schubert, Verdi, Bach, Mozart Schumann and others.
11 Dr.Taha Hussein St.. Haram
|The Museum of Egyptian Glasses Art and Sculpture |
The museum aims at spreading knowledge and giving information on the artistic works achieved by the two artists. The museum plays an educational role as it includes all the information necessary for specialized studies and shows practical examples of the technologies as expressed by the works on display. The museum seeks to promote aesthetic awareness of contemporary works of art derived from the Egyptian, Islamic and Coptic heritage. It has the glass works of the Artist Zakaria El Khanani in unique pieces and the sculpture works of the Artist Aida Abdel Kareem
Sakkara Road - Harania – Harem
Tel: 33815562 – 33585281
|The Museum of Mohamed Nagy |
He is one of the greatest pioneers in the modern Egyptian school of painting. He has many oil paintings with a distinct artistic view. Some date back to 1907. After modernizing the museum of Nagy it has become a bright spot on the Way to preserve our national and human heritage. It is a culture school in the field. The museum commemorates painter Mohammed Nagy, who co- pioneered the Egyptian modern art after his return from Florence. In his work he produced a blend of Egypt's past and present. He was fascinated with Nature and murals made by ancient Egyptian artisans. He was one of the foundation artists of modem Egyptian photography and art. He was the first Egyptian to study academic art in the Italian capital of art Florence. The most striking evidence of Nagy's unique style is that his paintings were displayed side by side with that of most renowned French artists in 1920. His paintings are beautifully transparent, displaying powerful and elaborate compositions. His Painting "Egyptian Revival" was displayed at Paris Salon, for which he was awarded the golden medal that was also granted to celebrated sculptor Mahmoud Mokhtar for his wonderful «Egyptian Revival" sculpture. Nagy lived in Alexandria.
9 Mahmoud El Gendy - El Ramaya Square
|The Museum of Dr. Nabil Darwish |
It is one of the attractions in Giza. It was well designed for displaying pottery. It is one of the unique museums in the world. It has art works of black pottery, smoke drawing, glossy black and fire coloring. It is a continuation of the old Egyptian Arts (Pharaonic - Islamic). It has 3 thousand pieces of pottery and ceramics.
Kilo 3. Sakkara Road
|Atelier of the Artist Samir Shoukry |
Samir Shoukry is an artist concerned with reviving the ancient Egyptian and Islamic heritage by using marble and granite in his works. He is the only artist specialized in making some parts of the mosque which are in many Arab, African and European countries, because of its high level.
|The museum of Omar El Nagdy |
The museum was established in 1990. It has the important sculpture, painting, mosiac and pottery works of the artist Omar El Nagdy. He is an extension of the Ancient Egyptian, Coptic and Islamic culture. He is well known all over the world and some of his masterpieces are in international museums and institutions. There is a special museum in France for his works
9 Et Salam St. Harem
Source: General Administration of Tourism - Giza Governorate