Director of Munich’s Egyptian Museum, Sylvia Schoske announced on Tuesday a tentative date for the institution’s new facilities to open: June 10. That specific day is still tentative, according to Schoske, but she was confident that the opening would take place within a week or so of that date at the latest.
The move marks the first time the museum has had it’s own building. Formerly housed in the Münchner Residenz, the new building was in conjunction with new facilities for the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (University of Film and Television). Total construction costs for both are estimated to top out around €100 million. With that, however, the museum will more than double its exhibition capacity up to 2000 of its total of 8000 objects and artifacts at any one time. Those will be spread over 1800 square meters of permanent exhibition space. Temporary shows will occupy an additional 400 square meters of the museum.