EVALUATION OF THE STONE ARTIFACTS EXHIBITION STATUS, IN THE NUBIAN MUSEUM GARDEN, ASWAN, EGYPT, A CASE STUDY.
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Assoc. Prof. Department of Egyptology, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, Egypt
Museums need to maintain appropriate and stable environment for protection and preservation their collection. Conditions in exhibition, storage and garden areas need monitoring and modification wherever possible to ensure safety and preservation of the museum collection. Because of its high durability against the different deterioration factors, the stone artifacts in the museum gardens are so common. The aim of this paper is to highlight on the stone artifacts, which are displaying in the Nubian museum garden in Aswan city, to evaluate the current exhibition status. Collecting information about the museum garden environment and Aswan city studied. Samples from a selected stone relief’s investigated and analyzed by using XRD, SEM (EDAX), LOM and FTIR, for evaluation of the status. Recommendations for the stone relief's exhibition in the Nubian museum garden presented.
Stone artifacts; Museum garden; XRD; SEM-EDAX; LOM; and FTIR
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