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3D Laser Scanning at the Red Monastery Church Project
Grantee: Elizabeth Bolman: Temple University
Category: Conservation, Preservation & Presentation
Objective: For well over a decade, ARCE has been documenting, conserving and studying the late 5th century Red Monastery church near Sohag in Middle Egypt. The project is very close to completion, with the final work set to be finish in 2014. The monument has come from almost total obscurity to international prominence because it represents the best surviving example of monumental paintings from the Greek, Roman and early Byzantine periods. The AEF Committee are pleased to support this project that will undertake a complete 3D laser scan of the building, to document the monument at the completion of the restoration, as comprehensively as current technology will allow, so that it may stand as a record and be fully appreciated by future generations.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.