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Wood group updates

Mutsumi Okabe 2018/09/17 0 comments

More Analysis with X-ray by Japanese Expert and Egyptian Conservators

Following the previous analysis, The Japanese and Egyptian diagnostic analysis and wood teams have conducted X-Ray photography using X-ray Radiography device. The teams have analyzed the sides of the beds which include the bodies and heads of different animals as well as the joints that connect the footboard to the
Wood updates
Mariam Algammal 2018/09/04 0 comments

XRF and Digital Microscope Analysis with the Japanese Team

The Japanese diagnostic analysis team worked together with the GEM-CC wood lab team to analyze some of the wood artifacts using XRF (X-ray Fluorescence) and Digital Microscope. This time, the teams have analyzed some of King Tutankhamen’s beds and chariots, confirming some elements found on the surface of the bed.
Wood updates

Mural Paintings group

Mariam Algammal 2018/08/02 0 comments

Mural Painting Team Prepares the Conservation Plan

In July, the Egyptian and Japanese mural painting teams have been working on finishing the conservation plan for the mural paintings as well as to plan for the next transportation of the murals which are currently being displayed at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The team began experimenting different methods
Mural Paintings
Mariam Algammal 2018/05/30 0 comments

Technical Imaging of Mural Paintings

After the photography of king Tutankhamun’s funerary bed at the wood lab, the documentation team has started the technical imaging of the GEM-JC project’s target mural paintings using visible, UV fluorescence, UV reflected, IR fluorescence and IR reflected. This type of photography helps the team in identifying the pigments as
Mural Paintings

Textile group

Mariam Algammal 2018/06/13 0 comments

The Documentation of the Textile Artifacts Continues

For the past two weeks, the organic lab’s team at the Grand Egyptian Museum Conservation Center (GEM-CC) has been documenting the project’s target textile artifacts. Everyday, several artifacts have been photographed using a documentation camera. This documentation is usually done before, during and after conservation to document the condition of
Textile
Mariam Algammal 2018/04/30 0 comments

Documentation and Planning of Mounting for the Textile Artifacts

Members of the Organic Conservation Lab in the Grand Egyptian Museum Conservation Center are currently documenting and preparing for the mount of artifacts in preparation of the soft opening of the museum which is planned to take place in near future. The team has continued their work with Organic Japanese
Textile

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