NEWSLETTER PCMA 2009
Late Roman, Byzantine and Medieval
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.