Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Anany and Minister of Culture Enas Abdel-Dayem, on behalf of Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, inaugurated the Naguib Mahfouz Museum on Sunday.
The museum is located at Tkeit Abu el-Dahab building, Al-Azhar district in Cairo.
During the inauguration ceremony, Abdel-Dayem referred to re-shaping and beautification of the area facing the museum through a mural carried out by the National Authority for the coordination of civilization in cooperation with Cairo governorate.
The museum consists of two floors, first of which includes halls for seminars, a visual/sound library, a public library and a library for critical research, including the most important studies conducted on the work of Naguib Mahfouz.
While, the second includes certificates obtained by the late writer and his personal belongings, such as clothing, glasses, pens, papers and letters, with some papers written in his own handwriting.
The same floor also comprises the hall of literature, which holds Naguib Mahfouz’s oeuvre in their old and new prints, along with all the writer’s translated works next to a cinema hall and several other halls.
Naguib Mahfouz, who died at the age of 95, was one of the first modern Arab writers to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and explore existentialist themes. He published 34 novels, more than 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts and five plays.