Project ID 534EGY4001

The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Cairo is among the greatest museums in the world with its exceptional collection of Islamic art including rare woodwork, plaster, metal, ceramic, glass, crystal, and textile objects. The museum recovered from a terrorist car bombing nearby in 2014. The overall objective of the project is for the MIA to become a Center of Excellence for the conservation and restoration of Islamic artefacts and the promotion of Islamic art for cultural diversity, dialogue and sustainable development.

  • On-going

USD 991,328

Total Project Budget

USD 977,798

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2014.11.11
End Date 2022.12.31

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation


Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Culture Italy 991,328 977,798

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Culture
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.CLT2 - Member States capacities strengthened to fight the illicit trafficking of cultural property and promote its return and restitution, to protect underwater cultural heritage and to promote the role of museums for societies
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 40%
  • 10%
  • 30%
  • 5%
  • 15%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%
  • Youth | 30%
  • Priority Africa | 100%