Mission Statement of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo exhibits, documents, preserves and promotes artefacts and iconic Ancient Egyptian masterpieces from prehistory to the Graeco-Roman Periods, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to delve into over 5000 years of Egyptian culture, arts, beliefs, traditions and daily life.

Since its opening in 1902, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo has held a unique historical position among the museums of the world, because of its own iconic status as the first purpose-built museum in the Middle East.

With one of the richest archaeological collections, the museum remains a valuable resource for scholars, while providing a place to educate Egyptians and visitors from all over the world.