Sun, 08 Nov 2020 - 02:24 GMT
The Grand Egyptian Museum - Photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 8 November 2020: Assistant Minister for Archaeological Affairs at the Grand Egyptian Museum Al-Tayeb Abbas, said that the Grand Egyptian Museum's databases include nearly 82,000 artifacts, which are the pieces that have already arrived at the museum, and others that were registered after completing a report on them, prior to be transferred later according to the museum’s schedule chronological.
“There are priorities in the transportation process. The pieces that will be displayed are transported first. Some pieces will be stored. There is a group of artifacts that must be transferred to enter the laboratories of the Grand Egyptian Museum, because there is no place that can restore these pieces except the laboratories of the Grand Egyptian Museum” said Abbas.
“We transfer artifacts periodically. What remains in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir are approximately 700 pieces. We have a weekly schedule for delivery and collection to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. We also receive artifacts from regional museums. There are lots at Marina, Tel Basta, Tanis and Luxor stores. All of these artifacts enter the museum in a certain daily time, and accordingly, the groups leave the museum to receive those pieces”, continued Abbas.
Abbas further indicated that before any piece reaches the Grand Egyptian Museum, groups leave the museum to record and document the pieces within the places where the piece is displayed, whether in museums or archaeological sites.
It is allocated through the approvals of the permanent committee, to take the dimensions and lengths and record its condition. “After the registration stage we start the transfer stage into the Grand Egyptian Museum to enter the restoration laboratories if the transported piece needs that, but if it is not in need of restoration and is in good condition, then it enters the museum’s warehouse,” concluded Abbas.