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The Vatican Coffin Project

Born in 2018 as a Pilot Project thanks to Alessia Amenta and the specialists of the Vatican Coffin Project,  Faces Revealed Project and the PI are still part of this important International team project, set up by the Egyptian Department of the Vatican Museums 10 years ago. 
The team is studying the construction and painting techniques of the polychrome coffins of the 3rd Intermediate Period and to identify any “atelier” and it is formed by the Musée du Louvre, Paris; Musei Vaticani, Città del VaticanoMuseo Egizio, Torino; Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF), Paris; Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden; Centro Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale; Torino; Xylodata, Paris.

The Gate of the Priests Project

The Gate of the Priests: Bab el-Gasus Project  ( is an international project launched in 2014 by Rogério Sousa and based on Centro de Estudos Clássicos e Humanísticos (University of Coimbra).  Its main purpose is to recreate/reconstruct the original integrity of the Egyptian burials dating to the Third Intermediate Period, namely the collective tomb of the priests and priestesses of Amun (Bab el-Gasus), among other burial assemblages dated from the 21st Dynasty. 

The Project involves an international consortium of universities and museums, such as the Leiden University, the University of California, Los Angeles;  the Musei Vaticani ; the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the 'Museo Egizio' di Firenze, the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels and the Museo Egizio di Torino

The APPEAR Project

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The APPEAR (Ancient Panel Paintings: Examination, Analysis, and Research) Project investigates ancient panel paintings to increase the understanding of their materials and manufacture. Launched by the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Department of Antiquities Conservation in 2013, it is coordinated by Marie Svoboda, a Conservator who will help in the Project above all on Multispectral Imaging techniques.