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
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
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
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
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.
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