Mahmoud Mukhtar Museum
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Mahmoud Mukhtar Museum information
This museum was closed for renovation at the time of research, but if it has reopened, it is certainly worth a visit (hours and admission price approximate). Mukhtar (1891–1934) was the sculptor laureate of independent Egypt, responsible for Saad Zaghloul on the nearby roundabout and the Egypt Reawakening monument outside the Giza Zoo. Collected in this elegant, little-visited museum, his work ranges from tiny caricatures (look for Ibn al-Balad, a spunky city kid) to life-size portraits. Mukhtar’s tomb sits in the basement. Egyptian architect Ramses Wissa Wassef (1911–74) designed the building – originally open, to capture natural light, but this was changed presumably to keep the cleaning budget down.