Museum of Islamic Ceramics came into existence after the Gezira
Art Center underwent a major overhaul and facelift. It was
recommended that the Center with its new facilities and design should
include a museum featuring masterpieces of Islamic ceramics from
throughout the centuries. The suggestion was consolidated by the fact
that ceramic art has a long history in Egyptian civilisation, from
prehistoric times to the present.
idea was conceived after the Ministry of Culture conducted a project
to move works of art on temporary display at the
palace of Prince Amru Ibrahim in the fashionable residential area
of Zamalek to their original seat in the
Museum of Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil and his Wife in Giza.
The palace's architectural design is a blend of Turkish,
Moroccan and Andalusian architectural features. It also bears
impressions of the European classic school that was popular early in
the 20th century and was applied to the architectural design of
palaces built during the rule of the family of Mohammed Ali Pasha.
magnificent collection of Islamic ceramics is now the jewel of the
beautiful palace, which overlooks the Nile in the suburb of Gezira,
Zamalek. With its impressive Islamic architecture the palace, which
was built in 1343 Hijra year, significantly adds to the beauty and
splendour of the Islamic ceramics on display.
Moreover, the ambience of the place provides a cherished
connection and dialogue between the visitors and the objects on