The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) has received two ISO certificates for environment and quality management systems, adding to the certificate it has already obtained in Occupational Safety and Health Management.
Atef Miftah, the general supervisor for the project and the surrounding area, said that the first certificate is for the environmental management system, ISO 14001: 2015, and the second is for the quality management system, ISO 9001: 2015.
Miftah said that this is the first time, at both the regional and international levels, that a museum has obtained these three certificates in under 60 days.
The fact that GEM has achieved this affirms its constant keenness to apply all scientific standards, and its desire to achieve international standards. This includes quality assurance and planning, as well as performance evaluation and its continuous development, which works to achieve sustainability in the environment field.
He added that the positive impact of the museum’s having obtained ISO certification will be reflected in local and international tourism, with visitors seeing the results in the environment, quality, occupational health and safety standards. These come as part of measurement mechanisms specifically designed to measure the satisfaction of visitors.
The handover of the certificates was attended by: Mohamed Habib, General Manager of OSS Middle East Company; Tarek Rizk, Consultant of OSS Middle East Company; Hussein Kamal, General Director of the GEM Conservation Center; Eissa Zidan, Director of Executive Affairs of GEM Conservation and Transportation; and Alshimaa Eid, Head of Health and Safety at GEM.
The museum, which is scheduled to open in 2021, is considered one of the most important national projects implemented by the Egyptian state.
It is also the largest museum of antiquities dedicated to one civilisation in the world, and will display, for the first time together in one place, the monuments of King Tutankhamun. The museum will display over 5,000 exhibits, in addition to a number of artefacts from prehistoric times until the Greek and Roman eras.