NMEC is the first museum of civilization in the Arab world. It will present a comprehensive view of Egyptian civilization from prehistory to the present day, taking a multidisciplinary thematic approach designed to highlight Egypt’s tangible and intangible heritage. Its main goal is to “share knowledge”, to connect with the surrounding Egyptian society and to offer international visitors a richer and deeper insight into the meaning of Egyptian culture through the ages.
NMEC as a major new National Egyptian Museum institution will display and preserve for future generations exceptional collections belonging to the history of humankind and cooperate and exchange experiences with other Egyptian and international institutions. AS a cultural centre, it will organize or host various programmes of films, concert, theatre live performances, showing ‘living’ aspects of Egyptian civilization today and offer on- site facilities and services (lakeside cafes, restaurants and shops, etc...). As a leading Educational and Research Centre, it will host a documentation and collection centre for Egypt’s ‘tangible’ and ‘intangible’ heritage, and give access to educational and research resources through library, online data, photographs, archive, teaching resources and publications