On the occasion of its two-year anniversary of reopening, Baron Empain Palace in Heliopolis has organized an event under the title “The Past and Legends”.
The event included two exhibitions of photographs and paintings, in addition to an art workshop for children, and another workshop for storytelling about the palace.
Basma Selim, director of the Baron Palace, said that the first exhibition included a group of photographs that were displayed in the inner corridors of the palace, to shed light on the condition of the palace before and after its restoration.
As for the second exhibition, it was held in the exhibition hall of the palace to display a group of plastic art images about the myths and rumors that accompanied the palace throughout the period of its closure, as well as a presentation of Indian and European legends engraved on the facades and walls of the palace.
Selim said that the aim of holding these two exhibitions is to shed light on the condition of the palace before and after the restoration, which contributes to highlighting the efforts of the Egyptian state represented by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to save this monument, and direct attention towards the palace at the present time and make it a tourist destination due to its historical and architectural importance.
It is worth noting that the two exhibitions were inaugurated by Abu Bakr Abdullah, Vice President of the Islamic and Coptic Antiquities Sector, on behalf of Osama Talaat, Head of the Islamic and Coptic Antiquities Sector, and are scheduled to last until 4 July.