Updates

Voices celebrating the award!

Here’s what some of the locals have to say about this award! Dr. Hussein Kamal GEM-JC Project Manager/General Director of GEM Conservation Center The Grand Egyptian Museum, Joint Conservation project (GEM-JC project) is the continuation of the cooperation between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Grand Egyptian Museum […]

Tutankhamun Canopy analyzed and documented

The documentation and analysis work of the Tutankhamun Canopy has been moving forward smoothly since it arrived in GEM-CC in late June last year. The Egyptian experts continued the established procedures in the documentation and analysis. The process went relatively quicker given the fact that it was the last artifact […]

Extension of the project in the 4th JCC

On 6 February 2020, the GEM-JC project held the 4th annual Joint Coordination Committee meeting (JCC). This committee is headed by Maj.Gen. Atef, General Supervisor of Grand Egyptian Museum and Surrounding Area; the meeting was held with participation by main GEM-CC, JICA, and JICE stakeholders. Firstly, Dr. El Tayeb Abbas, General […]

Finalizing multispectral imaging on Tutankhamun’s Tunics

The documentation and analysis teams have been utilizing multispectral imaging techniques to document and analyze the textile artifacts, where they take photographs of each artifact under various wavelengths such as ultraviolet and infrared. Utilizing such techniques helps in identifying and confirming the presence of certain substances and compounds. Tutankhamun’s Tunics […]

Receiving and unpacking the last textile mount from Japan

The project covers all processes related to the conservation of the selected target textile artifacts which include the steps of remedial conservation but also the measures for preventive conservation. For fragile and sensitive textile target artifacts, the project dedicated more time in planning and designing three types of pressure mounts […]