Egyptian Museum, Tahrir, wins conservation grant

05-08-2016 08:09 PM

Mervat Ayad


The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, Cairo, has won a USD130,000 grant from the

United States Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The grant, which was won through an international contest, will be used to research and restore two collections of sarcophagi: one collection is currently on display on the third floor of the museum; the second lies stored in the basement.

The AFCP supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 developing countries around the world. AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and historic buildings, assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites, and the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques and indigenous languages.

 

Watani International

5 August 2016

 

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