Thursday, May 18, 2023 04:00 PM
The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir is organizing a temporary exhibition under the title “Industrial Heritage in the Egyptian Museum”, on the sidelines of the celebration of the International Museum Day, which is the day set by the International Council of Museums “ICOM” in 1977 with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of museums in developing societies as the living memory of peoples, and providing the opportunity For museum specialists to communicate with the public and alert them to the challenges facing museums.
Among the museum’s holdings is the “Royal” machine, which is a classic manual typewriter that was used in the Egyptian Museum’s writing works during the twentieth century. The Royal machine was manufactured in 1906, with an innovative design. This machine was equipped with hammers with accelerators that reduce friction, and in 1908 After years of experimentation, the Silent Typewriter Company produced a relatively silent typewriter that bore its name.
The oldest typewriter
Among the exhibits is the oldest clock used in the Egyptian Museum at the beginning of the twentieth century, dating back to 1928 AD.
The industrial heritage exhibition in the Egyptian Museum is evidence of the industrial heritage in ancient Egypt, which is termed industrial heritage in the archaeological context, passing through the Islamic era, then the industrial heritage in the modern era, as defined by international treaties.
The industrial heritage consists of the remnants of the industrial culture, which have technological, historical, social, scientific or architectural value. The interest in studying the industrial heritage related to the industrial aspects began from the beginning of the industrial revolution in the second half of the eighteenth century until the present day.
Industrial heritage has scientific and technological value in the history of engineering, manufacturing, and construction. It is considered evidence of activities that have deep historical aspects. Documenting aspects of industrial heritage can also provide evidence of activities, tell stories, and increase a sense of identity and understanding of different cultures.