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Braille Card System to be Officially Used in Egyptian Museums

June 16, 2019

The Gayer-Anderson Museum completed the preparation of explanatory cards using Braille tactile system in to be used in its exhibition halls.

This comes within the framework of the Ministry of Antiquities’ plan to develop museums and archaeological sites to serve the visually impaired. Head of the Museums Sector Elham Salah stated that the use of such cards promotes communication and sustainable development. The cards will be officially used in museum halls starting June 18, 2019 under the supervision of the educational department for those with special needs in the museum.

The Gayer-Anderson Museum is an art museum located in Cairo, Egypt. It is located near the Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun in Sayyida Zeinab neighborhood. The building is named after Major R.G. Gayer-Anderson Pasha, who occupied the house between 1935 and 1942 with a special permission from the Egyptian Government.

The museum is known for being one of the best-preserved examples of 17th-century domestic architecture left in Cairo. It is also famous for its massive collection of furniture, carpets and other valuable objects.

Source: Egypt Today