Sheikh Abd el-Gurna: Book Conservation Project (Egipt), 2009

Sheikh Abd el-Gurna Book Conservation Project (Egypt)

Dates of work: April 2009

Acting director: Anna Thommée, conservator (The Ateliers for conservation of Cultural Property, S.A.)

SCA representative: Safinez Ali Mohammed (National Museum in Alexandria)

Inspector: Amira Abu-Bakr El-Khousht (General Director of Restoration in Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh)

The one-man mission works in the National Museum in Alexandria, where the manuscripts are held. A check of the manuscripts’ state of preservation showed all three of them to be strongly infested with fungi. Preparations for microbiological analyses and disinfection were made.

[Text: PAM]

A. Thommeé-Stachoń: