Grand Egyptian Museum

As the world awaits the state-of-the-art Grand Egyptian Museum, hsd has the honour of being the exhibition design consultants for the Phase II 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. 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.

One of the guiding design principles is the idea of a design language that intuitively guides visitor through the collections chronologically via engaging themes, highlighting the must see and unique artefacts within the vast collection whilst maintaining a sense of an evolving civilisation.

The Grand Egyptian Museum’s collections, and the narratives associated with them, are providing the design team with a rich and inspiring palette of opportunities to create world class displays which will resonate with both local and international audiences.