The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)

Project Location: Giza, Egypt  

Client / Contractor: Egyptian Ministry of Culture

Architect: Heneghan Peng

Project Value:  $550 Million USD

Trans Seas Project Duration: 2002 - 2012



Project Overview


The Grand Egyptian Museum is situated between the modern city of Cairo and the ancient pyramids of Giza. The GEM will be home to over 150,000 artefacts, including the treasures of King Tutankhamun. There is also provisions for a further 100,000 artefacts in the future. The projected number of visitors per year is 4.8 million.


The building is designed by Heneghan Peng Architects, Buro Happold and Arup. The exhibition masterplan, exhibition design and museology is by Metaphor and Cultural Innovations Ltd. The building is shaped like a chamfered triangle and sits on a site two kilometers west of the pyramids, near a motorway interchange. The buildings north and south walls line up directly with the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the Pyramid of Menkaure.



Trans Seas supplied and installed the specified High Density Mobile Storage Systems throughout the conservatory areas that safely and securely stores all of the artifacts and antiquities for The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM). Trans Seas faced local and international competition. Trans Seas successfully delivered in best price, best quality of product, & best service. Trans Seas had our own factory-trained and certified U.S. employees of Trans Seas at the site for over 1 year supervising the installation of over a skilled staff of 50 persons.


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