The team members of the Wood Lab at GEM-CC are continuing diagnostic analysis on King Tutankhamen’s chariots using a high magnification digital microscope to identify the previous conservation processes that were done on the artifacts, and also identify the aspects of degradation in a non-destructive analysis. The digital microscope was
Following the previous analysis, The Japanese and Egyptian diagnostic analysis and wood teams have conducted X-Ray photography. This time the team not only have conducted Digital X-ray photography but also the traditional X-Ray photography using films. The panels required for digital X-Ray photography are heavy and thick, which may not
Since the first aid was completed and the mural paintings were safely transported to the conservation center, experts proceeded with investigating the paintings and getting rid of any infection. After the fumigation process was done, remedial conservation process had started. Currently, the mural painting team is using special conservation materials
The fumigation process, which had started in January, has been completed. The fumigation expert used dynamic static system for fumigation by injecting nitrogen gas with RP agent in the Escal tent for the treatment of pest infestation, thus mural paintings were kept for about 1 month without oxygen.
The Organic Conservation Lab is working perseveringly to conduct the mounting process within its estimated time, by fabricating each object’s inner mounts, which will preserve and protect the artifacts during the period it’s displayed or stored. Egyptian and Japanese textile team members followed up with the proceeding work of measuring and
The members of the Organic Lab at GEM Conservation Center are conducting diagnostic analysis on the textile artifacts using a digital microscope, which has a high magnification capability of up to 2000x. The analysis helps the members gain more information about the current condition of the textile. During the first