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Egypt seeks donations to finish, maintain museum

The Egyptian government has launched a fundraising campaign to complete Giza's Grand Egyptian Museum, work that has been delayed for more than two decades.
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CAIRO — The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has launched a donation campaign to finally complete construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum, whose opening has been delayed nearly two decades.

Tarek Tawfik, general supervisor of the Grand Egyptian Museum, told Al-Monitor by phone that other major international museums rely on fundraising campaigns for construction and preservation costs. The campaign launched Dec. 28, and two bank accounts were opened with the Central Bank of Egypt, one in dollars and one in euros.

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