2012 Programme in Museology and Conservation 

The National Library & Archives 

The Ministry of Antiquities

Cairo

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The 2012 Training Programme in Paper and Book Conservation was organized in partnership with Leiden University and was a follow up to a very successful 2010 programme for professionals from the leading museums, libraries and monastic collections in Egypt. The programme was supported by the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development. It was hosted by the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the National Library & Archives of Egypt.

Aim of the Programme The aim of the Programme was to educate museum personnel to be able to handle their own conservation needs in order to be less dependent of foreign support. We proposed to widen their understanding about the history and technology of the Coptic and Islamic book and to update their knowledge in modern requirements of conservation. There are relatively few opportunities for museum professionals in Egypt to refresh their skills and update their knowledge of developments in museology and conservation. The Levantine Foundation bespoke 2nd Programme was to meet this training need.

2010 Programme in Museology and Conservation

The National Library & Archives 

The Ministry of Antiquities

Cairo

In 2010 The Levantine Foundation delivered hugely successful training programme in Museology and Conservation organised in partnership with Leiden University, The Supreme Council of Antiquities and The National Library & Archives of Egypt.

The course consisting of four programmes was generously sponsored by The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD).

The course consisting of lectures and practical workshops was developed to provide training and technical support, for museum professionals and graduates in conservation/restoration from the leading museums and universities in Cairo. It was open to everyone who was then employed by a public institution or was seeking employment in public or private sector.

 

The Levantine Foundation registered in England 4506398, in The Arab Republic of Egypt under Law No 84 (2002). Registered charity number 1094436.