Cairo’s Metro Stations are getting a makeover and being transformed into mini museums that display replicas of the most valuable and iconic antiques from the the Museum of Islamic Art.
This comes as a result of collaboration between the Ministry of Antiquities, the Museum of Islamic Art, the Metro company and Ministry of Transportation.
Elham Salah, head of the Museums Sector at the Ministry of Antiquities, stated that this initiative aims to raise awareness among Egyptians in terms of arts and archaeology. They also aim to motivate people to visit the actual museum more often.
The initiative started in Cairo’s Opera Metro Station and is set to be implemented in all other stations in the upcoming days.
Surprisingly, that’s not the only transformation our metro stations are getting.
A group of young artists that go under the name of Mobde3oun decided to start their own campaign “tigi nlawenha” and colour Cairo, and they started with metro stations. They used their talents and turned the dull walls into a sky full of stars, literally. Adding the faces of Egypt’s most iconic public figures to stars and constellations resulted in one of the prettiest things that we’ve ever witnessed.
Metro rides won’t be boring anymore. It might even be everyone’s new favorite selfie spot.