Khalil Museum, Cairo

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The Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum is a museum in Greater Cairo, in the Giza area, Egypt. It is located in a palace built in the early 20th century.HistoryThe museum was opened on 23 July 1962, and dedicated to the memory of Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil Pasha and his wife Emiline Lock.In 1971 it was sectioned by the government of Egypt; President Anwar El-Sadat used it for executive offices. The palace was returned to museum use in 1993.CollectionAmong the great artists works endowed by Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil and his wife are those of Paul Gauguin, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin and Vincent van Gogh. The Museum houses a fine collection of Impressionist paintings, mainly collected before 1928, which alone rivals most European National Collections.Art theftsA van Gogh painting known both as Poppy Flowers, also known as Vase and Flowers and Vase with Viscariawas cut from its frame and stolen from the museum in August 2010. Previously, it had been stolen from the museum's temporary location in 1978, and recovered two years later in Kuwait. Nine paintings of the 19th-century Egyptian ruler Ibrahim Pasha were stolen in 2009, and were found 10 days later dumped outside.
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  • So - then for all local - all had planned great - a day at the Museum Khalil and continue Manial had back read - that which is worth a visit - great planned - driven water bus Palace - indeed many descriptions then the little way to go - good ausgeschilder t is not — it is necessary from the street to the Nile by one block to the actual main entrance. You could enter the site - there were some nice too gentlemen in their break, who gladly gave the information me - the Museum is closed - probably 6 years yet. - had actually on the Picasso was pleased - but nothing there - whether the time 6 years p Asst - no idea - me that Yes pretty long happens - but in Egypt, you never know because the clocks go differently.
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  • It may as a surprise to learn that Cairo has a fine collection of Impressionist paintings on show in a beautiful late 19 th century Parisian style villa overlooking the Nile. Here you can enjoy in wor...  more »
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  • I am now here, beside the museum. It was supposed to be open, but it is closed. Fellow, who stopped me, didn't know, when it would be open. Actually, and I am sorry to say, this is not a surprise, because nothing works in Egypt - except ripping off the tourists.
  • Beautiful building. It was closed the day I visited the place.
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