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Wood group updates

Moaz Elgabry 2019/03/03 0 comments

More analysis with X-Ray by the Japanese and Egyptian conservators

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
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Moaz Elgabry 2019/03/03 0 comments

Wood identification by the Japanese and Egyptian conservators

The Japanese and Egyptian diagnostic analysis and wood teams have conducted wood identification.   Different types of wood were used in ancient Egypt. When investigating the differences in tree species, it is necessary to observe the cell-level features of the wood’s surface.  It was attempted to identify the wood species
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Mural Paintings group

Moaz Elgabry 2019/01/13 0 comments

Fumigation starts for the newly transported sets of mural paintings

After the final 3 sets had been transported to GEM-CC, the fumigation expert worked with the mural painting team on investigating the mural paintings and getting rid of any infestation in them. First, the mural paintings are quarantined with tent to detect any active infestation. Then, nitrogen gas is purged
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Moaz Elgabry 2018/11/28 0 comments

Press Release: The transportation of the final target artifact is completed

This time, “The Grand Egyptian Museum Joint Conservation Project (GEM-JC project) has completed transporting the final pieces among the 72 target artifacts: Ini-Sneferu- Ishetef’s mural paintings. The Grand Egyptian Museum Joint Conservation Project is an international cooperation project implemented by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and managed by a joint
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Textile group

Moaz Elgabry 2018/09/23 0 comments

Documentation and Mounting Work Plan of the Textile Artifacts

Documentation and preparation for mounting of the textile artifacts are continued at the Organic Lab of the GEM-CC, after which the Japanese textile experts came from Japan by mid-September to discuss the work done and the work plan for the future.  
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Moaz Elgabry 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
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