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Thursday, May 16 • 9:30am - 10:00am
(Photographic Materials) Biodegradation Study on Photographic Archive of Khedive Ismail Pasha Back to 19th Century

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This paper presents the results of analytical studies of biodegradation of albumin photographic print-out within the Royal Photographic Archive of King Farouk which preserved in Royal Vehicle Museum, Cairo, Egypt, dated back to 19th Century. The aspects of biodegradation was identified. Environments have been prepared suitable for growing microbial growth and so as to know the amount and types of microbial load on the archaeological specimen’s environments. The shoots that appeared in the dishes were taken after the incubation period was completed and the purification process was carried out to obtain the fungus. Five fungus were isolated. Those strains were identified as Penicillium sp., Stemphylium sp., Aspergillus Niger, and Aspergillus terrus. The album was treated and immunized against fungal infections.

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Rasha A. Shaheen

Director of Conservation Dept.,, Ministry of Antiquities, Cairo, Egypt
• Work in Management of Restoration of Coptic Museum, as a specialist conservator and acting archaeological and architectural documentation, 2011. • Mandate to the work of Public Administration for Restoration Museums and monuments of the Greater Cairo, as a specialist conservator... Read More →

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Mohamed Hendi

Photographs conservator, Ministry of state for Antiquities
A photographs conservator with 7 years experience in both governmental ,private collections , teaching chemistry of photography and photographs conservation . An MSc in Conservation of Antique Photographs and Paper Heritage from University of Catania- Italy . My thesis project was... Read More →

Thursday May 16, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am EDT
Nehantic/Pequot/Paugussett Rooms Sky Convention Center, Mohegan Sun
  Specialty Session, Photographic Materials