Throughout my education and employment history, I conserved and restored different types of materials for various research teams. However, my principal research interest lies in the field of organic polychrome objects and pigments study. I am particularly interested in comparing ancient Egyptian & late period and paintings as well as by working on the initial first aid treatment.
My work at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) since 2010, I conserved and restored different types of materials for various research teams “many polychrome artifacts coffins, masks wall paintings, Textile, Plaint Fibers and wooden boats specially Khufu second boat and the oldest boat in Egypt Abou Rawash wooden Boat”. Now I work in the administration of first aid, packing and transportation of artifacts from all Egypt to GEM specially the King Tutankhamun Artifacts. My latest work at GEM 2019 first aid and transport the King Tutankhamun outer gilded wooden coffin from his tomb at Luxor to the GEM and 31 coffins from Assasef cash at Luxor to the GEM.
My MA (2011-2013) focuses the painted and gilded mummy masks, especially those works rendered on wood and textile. I already studied of the Historical and the Artistic Aspects of the Emergence and the Development of the Decorative Mummy Masks”, Analytical Field Study for the Aspects and the Factors of Damage that effect on Painted and Gilded Layers on Mummy Masks and Their methods of Treatment and Conservation”, Archaeometric Studies for the Painted and Gilded Layers on Two Cartonnage masks from Saqqara Storerooms which have been studied and conserved”, Experimental Study of the “Effect of Heat and Humidity Exposure on the Damage of the Painted and Gilded Layers”, Treatment and the Conservation of Two Mummy masks- Cartonnage- from Saqqara Storerooms.
My Ph.D. (2014- 2018) aims to understand the methods and materials used in a very rare and unique examples represented by the painted Wooden Coffins covered with Composite Layers, it is unique complex between organic and inorganic materials, as well as surveying ancient Egyptian texts which found on the surface, The research will analysis and investigate all the layers specially painted layer and evaluate of the effect of some consolidation materials on different painted layers.
My Current work involves working as:
- a field team member of the conservation and documentation the wooden pieces by 3D Laser Scanning (by using Mena 3D Laser Scanning devices) for all wooden pieces at Second Khufu wooden boat projects (Solar boat) with Japanese mission in Egypt since.
- A field team member of the documentations and first aid for Tut Ankh Ammon gilded wooden Shrine, which use in plane for disassemble and transportation from Cairo Museum to Grand Egyptian Museum.
- Team member with Fitzwilliam museum projects, coffin project and reviving the art of ancient Egyptian mummy portraits.
For the Beijing ICOM_CC Conference, I am on a team of authors who will present paper entitled “Borrowed or reassigned? Understanding the technique behind King Ramses IV’s reused coffin through visualization methods” in the Documentation Working Group.
ICOM-CC Working Group interest: Wood, Furniture, and Lacquer; Documentation; Preventive Conservation; Scientific Research, Education and Training in Conservation.