This museum in Cairo is dedicated to the younger visitor and seeks to explore the heritage of Egypt whilst looking to the future through science and technology. The museum is very hands-on, encouraging learning and enthusiasm for a wide variety of subjects. Paragon Creative undertook the design development and building of major setworks, interactives, model making, graphic design and theming packages for the first floor gallery and basement levels.
The installation of our workscope was at times extremely challenging and took place during the recent revolution which saw the removal of President Mubarak from power and our installation teams of joiners, prop makers, interactive engineers, concrete rockwork sprayers and sculptors trapped in their hotel surrounded by helicopters and tanks!
Like our team, the museum did survive the conflict and the result is an attractive and excting world where children are encouraged to observe, get acquainted with and discover something new by finding for themselves the answers to questions.
The British Museum has taken part in and supervised the establishment of this Children’s Museum. It is not merely a building displaying objects, but rather a pioneer experience in Egypt where building, park and child interact. A child’s freedom to discover, think, innovate and observe is of paramount importance.
The redesigned and rebuilt Children’s Museum in Cairo will host 100,000 disadvantaged children each year. It will provide learning support and hands-on teaching for children aged from eight to fourteen years old.
Our client: the Egyptian Construction Company
Designed by: Kraemer Design & Production Inc and Paragon Creative.