The newly renovated Hall of Ancient Egypt at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) recently opened following an extensive remodel, a project Apache was pleased to support as a long-time friend of the museum and champion of a robust U.S.-Egypt relationship. As the largest oil producer and American investor in Egypt, Apache appreciates the enduring history and unique culture of Egypt. With 92 artifacts on display, the exhibit boasts a rich and immersive look into Egyptian civilization, offering visitors a memorable experience of what life was like under pharaonic rule.
“We are privileged to present the extraordinary renovation of HMNS’s celebrated Hall of Ancient Egypt. From the advanced multi-sensory technology to the hundreds of rare and beautiful artifacts found at every turn, our visitors can expect nothing short of a first-class immersion into the realms of Egypt’s long and prosperous history,” said HMNS President and CEO, Joel Bartsch.
“We are immensely grateful to our partners at Apache Corporation and the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities for their generous support of the Hall,” he added. “Their support has catapulted HMNS to the forefront of those museums having one of the most dramatic and comprehensive displays of Ancient Egyptian art and artifacts anywhere in the world.”
Apache looks forward to working with the Egyptian people to not only highlight their vibrant past but help build a brighter future. As part of a celebratory reception, Apache President and CEO John Christmann recently met with Egyptian Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister H.E. Tarek El Molla at the museum, reiterating the company’s support of the Ministry’s modernization program.
The renovated exhibit forms part of the museum’s permanent exhibit halls. Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs, a traveling exhibit that details the lavish legacy of Ramses the II, will run alongside the Hall of Ancient Egypt through May 23, 2022. Houstonians and visitors from around the world can enjoy the wonders of Ancient Egypt thanks to a long-standing relationship that will likely blossom for years to come.