The Tunisian authorities announced reopening the Bardo Museum, one of the most esteemed international institutions exhibiting a unique collection of mosaics. The museum has been closed for maintenance since 2021.
“The Bardo National Museum will reopen its doors to the public on Thursday, from 9:00 am till 4:30 pm,” the Tunisian Culture Ministry said in a statement.
“New spaces have been created in the Bardo National Museum, where archaeological and artistic artefacts, including mosaic paintings and marble sculptures, will be displayed for the first time after restoration and maintenance,” the statement added.
The museum was closed for maintenance since 2021, after Tunisian President Kais Saied decided to seize the rule in the country, freeze and suspend the parliament, and control the executive authorities.
Established in 1888, the museum, which houses thousands of Roman mosaics from the second century BC, is a major destination for tourists and researchers, according to AFP.
Located in the Bardo area, in Tunis, the museum was attacked by extremist who killed over 20 tourists and security guards in 2015.
The ministry shared photos and videos of the preparations for the new opening.