GEM-JC Project will provide 3 high-value instruments throughout the project duration, including X-ray radiography device, Digital Stereo Microscope and 3D portable scanner all of which are important analysis instruments that will be a great help in the documentation and analysis process.
Despite a slight delay due to customs clearance process the device arrived barely on time on 14th March. Starting from 20th March, Mr. Matsushima Tomohide, Associate Professor at Kochi University and a licensed expert of X-ray radiography, inspected the components of the device and tested it to ensure its full functionality.
After configuring and setting up the device Mr. Matsushima gave a lecture on basic safety precautions when using X-ray device, and continued on explaining how to use the device to get valuable information and data about the analyzed objects. more than 10 of GEM conservators and scientists attended the lecture showing great enthusiasm and curiosity.
On 22nd March, Dr.Kirino gave another lecture elaborating on safety precautions and measurements when dealing with X-ray to ensure the safety of the operating staff and other bystanders as this device is planned to be used to analyze the lead target artifacts (Chariot and Bed) in the Egyptian Museum where they’re currently displayed.