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GAYER ANDERSON MUSEUM IS RASING IS RAISING AWARENESS

GAYER ANDERSON MUSEUM IS RASING IS RAISING AWARENESS

It was announced that Gayer Anderson Museum is implementing new museum cards in Braille for its halls! Which is great news, often people don’t focus much on people with special needs. This initiative a statement of awareness on the blind. Everyone deserves to be included and this museum is making sure of it!

 

It was declared that in an event which will be attended by organizations for the visually impaired, as of  June 18, the new Braille cards and labels will be functional. The event will be under the supervision of the Department of Education for people with special needs.

 

Gayer Anderson museum is not the first establishment to put in the effort on the inclusivity of visually impaired or people with special needs in Egypt. There have been establishments that are also working on spreading awareness and including people with special needs in Egypt’s arts and culture as well as science field.

 

We have the Bibliotheca Alexandria which operates the Taha Hussein Library for the blind, it’s specialized library dedicated for the visually impaired. The library is named after the infamous blind Egyptian writer, Taha Hussein, it was officially opened on the 16th of October 2002. The Gayer Anderson museum is located near Ibn Tulun mosque in Sayeda Zeinab. It is known as the Gayer Anderson Museum or Beit El Kertleya, it’s consists of two adjoining houses that were established in 1540 and 1631 during the Othman period. The museum is popular amongst students of Islamic art, history and fine arts.

 

We are always trying to shed light on establishments, initiatives and institutions that are spreading awareness and giving people with special needs a platform and space. We hope to see more and more famous establishments and museums focusing on people with special needs and catering to them!

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