Turin's revamped Egyptian museum opens

50-million-euro overhaul 'amazing' says culture minister

(ANSA) - Turin, March 31 - Turin's Egyptian museum is ready to win over even more fans after a 50-million-euro revamp.
    On Wednesday visitors will have the chance to see the whole of the museum, famous for housing the world's second-largest collection of Egyptian antiquities, for the first time in three years after the completion of renovation work. "I'm certain it will be an international and national success," Culture Minister Dario Franceschini told ANSA after touring the museum's new layout at an official inauguration Tuesday.
    "It's an amazing collection, as we already knew, with a highly modern layout which means the works are not crowded.
    "There is a lot of space, which is excellent for them to be enjoyed, as we can do today.
    "And the educational part has been enhanced, with very well produced explanations". The museum did not close during the renovation, but stayed open, while individual sections were shut off for specific periods to be worked on. Officials expressed delight that the work was finished on schedule so that the public can see the whole museum again as planned on April 1.


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