CAIRO – 26 July 2022: During the summer vacation, the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir will organize specialized training workshops for students of the antiquities restoration departments in Egyptian universities. This is held under the supervision of the museum's Department of Restoration.
Professor Sabah Abdel Razek, the museum's general manager, explained that these workshops aim to provide students with the practical experience of the modern scientific methods used in restoration, and to shed light on the theoretical aspect of the charters, materials and necessary analyses used in the restoration and preservation of antiquities.
She explained that the trainees will participate in the preventive maintenance and cleaning of the large stone pieces displayed in the museum, as this is done with the participation and under the supervision of the Department of Restoration of the Egyptian Museum.
For her part, Director General of Restoration at the Museum Azza Hussein explained that the restorers of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir periodically carry out preventive maintenance work for antiquities.
She pointed out that one of the most prominent restoration works that has recently taken place in the museum is the restoration of inscriptions of the funerary temple of King Sahure of the Fifth Dynasty, the Old Kingdom. The inscriptions depict a procession of deities making offerings to the king.
The inscriptions of the tomb of Nefermaat were also restored. These are a rare example of a wall that was engraved and filled with colored paste in the Old Kingdom.
The restoration work carried out in the museum also included the restoration and cleaning of the Tanis Collection, as well as coffins of the Late Period and the Greek and Roman periods.
It should be noted that the project to develop the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir is implemented by the Egyptian Scientific Committee and the museum's trustees, with a grant provided by the European Union, and in cooperation with five European museums.