Today, while Nubians regularly flock to the museum, singly or in groups, on family or school outings, they outnumber by far foreign and Egyptian tourists and sightseers.
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Misplaced museum
Misplaced museum
Misplaced museum

In his press release on the occasion of the opening of the Nubia Museum in Aswan in 1997, Ahmed Nawar, head of the museum sector of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), wrote that the setting up of new museums in the provinces was based on sound research into the singular identity of each chosen area because museums are expected to play a cultural role and contribute to the tourist industry.

In his press release on the occasion of the opening of the Nubia Museum in Aswan in 1997, Ahmed Nawar, head of the museum sector of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), wrote that the setting up of new museums in the provinces was based on sound research into the singular identity of each chosen area "because museums are expected to play a cultural role and contribute to the tourist industry".

Today, while Nubians regularly flock to the museum, singly or in groups, on family or school outings, they outnumber by far foreign and Egyptian tourists and sightseers. It is worth looking into the reason why the museum is failing to fulfil its role as an income-generating destination for tourism.

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