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Working on international projects helps companies to get to know other cities, cultures and ways of life. At Proasur we had the pleasure of collaborating on a project in Egypt, which is undoubtedly one of the most enigmatic countries on the planet.

Art in Egypt

Egypt was one of the most extraordinary civilisations with a very extensive development over time and very similar characteristics to those of the Mesopotamian civilisation in terms of a stable socio-political organisation and cosmogonic religious beliefs.

The difference is that Mesopotamia were independent city-states, forming a cultural mosaic, but Egypt is a unified territory, defined and conditioned by its natural environment, in which the sun and the Nile stand out, determining the geography: Upper Egypt (South) and Lower Egypt (North, Nile delta).

The Egyptian civilisation created its own breathtakingly beautiful architecture, sculpture and painting, as well as a culture that has made researchers, writers and a large part of the population of any era dream.

An art made to fascinate

Egyptian art is the best known of all ancient peoples for two reasons:

  • Religious beliefs from beyond the grave.
  • The use of stone as a building material, which has given them great strength and durability. The dry desert climate has contributed to the fact that they are in an acceptable state of preservation.
  • They are large works with a strong symbolic, funerary or religious character.

Each piece is not considered a work of craftsmanship but a true work of art, as is the case with the pyramids, considered to be the construction that characterises Egyptian art and architecture.

El Museo Egipcio de El Cairo

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is housed in a custom-built neoclassical building that was inaugurated in 1902. Recent and ongoing archaeological finds have expanded the museum’s collection to 150,000 pieces, which cannot be displayed in their entirety due to lack of space (which is why other museums were opened).

Statues, paintings, reliefs and funerary elements can be seen here.

National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC)

The new National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) is located in the former city of Fustat, which was absorbed into Cairo and is now a southern suburb of the capital.

Its construction, which began in 2009, is the work of Egyptian architect El Ghazzali Kosseiba and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. Although it partially opened its doors in 2017, it was not until April 2021 that it was inaugurated after the arrival of the mummies of the pharaohs, which were brought in a parade from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, where they had been for more than a century.

The gallery contains more than 23,000 square metres of exhibition space with 50,000 objects showing the evolution of Egyptian civilisation since its beginnings. It will be one of the great Egyptian museums on the planet. It aims to provide an overview of all the country’s historical periods.

It consists of two sections made up of materials from other museums:

  • A chronological one consisting of the Archaic, Pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, Medieval, Islamic, Modern and Contemporary periods.
  • Thematic, divided into: dawn of civilisation, the Nile, writing, state and society, material culture, beliefs and thought, and the gallery of royal mummies.

The pyramids

Egypt has more than a hundred pyramids of different sizes, but the most famous are the largest: the Great Pyramids of Giza, composed of the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus.

In the same enclosure you can visit the Sphinx, the famous sculpture with the face of a man and the body of a lion that has been the subject of so many stories.

Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt is a transcontinental sovereign country located on the Sinai Peninsula. Almost all of its land area is occupied by the Sahara Desert.

At the heart of Egypt are the Nile River valley and delta, which have been the cradle of the major civilisations of the ancient Middle East.

Along with Mesopotamia, Egypt is one of the oldest literate urban societies in the world, which is why it has historically been regarded as one of the major cultural centres of the Arab and Islamic world.

Proasur’s work in Egypt

Proasur is in charge of the production of exhibition furniture, museum equipment, scenographies and singular elements for a cultural project of international relevance located in Egypt.

Proasur is in charge of the production of exhibition displays, museum equipment, scenographies and singular elements for a cultural project of international relevance located in Egypt.

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