Grand Egyptian Museum

As the world awaits the state-of-the-art Grand Egyptian Museum, hsd has the honour of being the lead designer for the main galleries which will house a vast collection of artefacts, many of which are being displayed for the very first time.

The 5.2 million sq. ft. Grand Egyptian Museum is located near the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx of Egypt. It will become the world’s largest museum devoted to a single civilization, reinforcing Egypt’s cultural identity and pride in its rich heritage.

In a building the scale of the Grand Egyptian Museum, understanding circulation, visitor flow and access to the major galleries is critical to ensure continuity and orientation both interpretatively and physically. One of our guiding principles is the idea of showing visitors how a civilization, that is complex and ever changing, is recognisable even in its earliest stages.

The Grand Egyptian Museum’s collections, and the narratives associated with them, are providing our designers with a rich and inspiring palette of opportunities to create world class displays which will resonate with an international audience.

The design vision Is focussed on creating an artefact-led journey which reveals engaging narratives, unpacking history through the stories of people and events encapsulated within the artefacts.

Egypt’s Minister of Tourism has stated that the Grand Egyptian Museum will play a significant role in reviving tourism as Egypt’s main source of income. The museum is set to be inaugurated in 2020.