Bayt al-Kritliyya Restoration
Cairo, Egypt
Bayt Al-Kritliyya is known for the diversity of its collections (an eclectic mix of Pharaonic, Islamic, Coptic and 20th-century art) and the rarity of its historical setting (two linked traditional courtyard houses abutting the famed Mosque of Ibn Tulun). An ongoing project aims to safeguard the museum, conserve its contents and improve facilities for both staff and visitors. Besides renovating the built fabric, the work has entailed constructing a new conservation lab, cataloguing the collection, initiating training workshops, creating new displays and publications, and landscaping the museum gardens to provide an open-air venue for cultural events and additional visitor facilities.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Cairo, Egypt
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Events
2005
Dimensions
Ground floor area: 950 m²; combined floor area: 1,850 m²; total site area: 2,000 m²
Variant Names
Bayt al-Kritliyya Restoration
Building Usages
museum
public/cultural
Keywords
restoration and conservation