The international cooperation between Egypt and Japan in the Grand Egyptian Museum Conservation Center has been highly commended and the GEM-JC project team was awarded the 27th Yomiuri International Cooperation Award of Japan. The money awarded will be used mainly to encourage and support GEM-CC members to publish their research to revitalize the project in the future as well as for other academic contributions.
The Yomiuri International Cooperation Award was established in 1994 to acknowledge Japanese individuals and organizations that have demonstrated firsthand the importance of contribution and cooperation with the international community. The first award was given to Sadako Ogata, then United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. so far, celebrities and organizations from all walks of life have received the award. (More about the award)
This is the first time that the award has been given in the field of cultural heritage protection in the 27th edition.
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