Conservation and restoration

Conservation and restoration of objects is financed by Gli Scarabei, the association of private sponsors of the Museo Egizio.

In less than three years Gli Scarabei have sponsored important conservation work amounting to some €80.000, with particular emphasis on material from the Tomb of Kha, one of the masterpieces of Museo Egizio. The work has involved delicate operations such as the removal of old restorations, the cleaning of textiles, consolidation, stabilisation and cleaning of a wide range of material finds from the tomb.

The activities of Gli Scarabei also extends to other treasures in the Museum. Below are photos of a mummy mask before and after conservation.