ARS Progetti has been awarded this assignment by UNESCO. The Sudanese National Museum (SNM) was opened in 1971, resulting from the famous Nubian Campaign of UNESCO, and stay since that time unchanged. The main building of the SNM consists of two large halls. The first, on the ground floor, presents Sudanese antiquities dated from Palaeolithic times to IV century A.C. The second hall, on the first floor, presents the collection of the frescos of the Faras Cathedral of the IX century A.C.
The overall purpose of the project is to re-design the SNM’s exposition in view of modern achievements of museology: re-thinking concept, renewing showcases, putting new displays, re-making lighting, etc.
The new exposition has to comply with the following conditions:
The developed exposition design is approved by the Project Advisory Council, which mainly contains historians and archaeologists working in Sudan.