Ahmed TarekRestorerMuseum of Cairo (Egypt)


Ahmed Tarek is a conservator at the Conservation Center of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM-CC). He is especially interested on the conservation of organic artifacts, in particular papyrus and paper. In Japan, he studied the Japanese technique for paper conservation, which he recently applied to the treatment of a 3.5 meter long papyrus from ancient Egypt.

He has also finished his masters thesis on the evaluation of materials used in the conservation of organic material, in particular bone and ivory. In addition, he took part in the restoration of several coffins from the Tell el-Amarna excavations.