Rawda Abd el-HadyRestorerMuseum at the University of Alexandria (Egypt)
Founding Director of Raquda Foundation for Art and Heritage (NGO – NPO) since 2015 in Alexandria. She is a freelancer archaeological conservator in several archaeological mission in Egypt. MA in Heritage Conservation and Site Management (BTU – Helwan University) Egypt. She has Archaeological Conservation Diploma in the Faculty of Archaeology, Fayoum University. Also, she graduated from the Faculty of Arts (Egyptology Department), Alexandria University.
She had taken full funded grant from the DAI “Deutsches Archäologisches Institut”, to complete her MA during 2 years. The thesis is focused on Virtual Reconstruction and Conservation for Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) to ensure using virtual technology in restoration and conservation instead of the normal manual ways to don’t harm or deteriorate the monuments and the archaeologies with the physical excavations, especially for the Underwater Cultural Heritage, so she focused on virtual reconstruction for sites by using Augmented Reality, 3D Modelling, Laser Scanning and Virtual Reality. Virtual Reconstruction and Conservation can be used also in cultural heritage communication and interpretation in many fields, such as education, tourism and games industry.
Now she is working as conservation team leader in Egyptian UCH site in Sinai, in addition to heritage site in Isna, Alexandria, Aswan, and Luxor. she worked at Bibliotheca Alexandrina for 2 years (manuscript conservator in the manuscript museum laboratory – and researcher in Coptic Study Center). She leads and manages more than national and International 16 projects in heritage conservation and management.
She received a full scholarship to attend the ICCROM Summer School in Saga University in Japan 2019, as the only Arabic participant, to learn Communication and Teaching Skills in Conservation and Science.