CULTURE

Preservation of the Endangered Objects of the National Museum of Sudan and the Archaeological Museum of Jebel Barkal

As part of the UNESCO Programme for the Preservation of Endangered Movable Cultural Properties and Museum Development, funded by a U.S.A. contribution made to UNESCO when they rejoined the Organization in October 2003, a US$ 230,000 pilot project was launched at the National Museum of Sudan in Khartoum and at the Archaeological Museum of Jebel Barkal.

Project Title Preservation of the Endangered Objects of the National Museum of Sudan and the Archaeological Museum of Jebel Barkal
Short Description As part of the UNESCO Programme for the Preservation of Endangered Movable Cultural Properties and Museum Development, funded by a U.S.A. contribution made to UNESCO when they rejoined the Organization in October 2003, a US$ 230,000 pilot project was launched at the National Museum of Sudan in Khartoum and at the Archaeological Museum of Jebel Barkal.
Long Description

The National Museum of Sudan in Khartoum, built in the mid-60s, contains the largest and most important archaeological collection in the country. It also houses some of the temples dismantled during the UNESCO Nubia Campaign. The small Museum of Jebel Barkal consists of three gallery rooms. It lies on the right bank of the Nile, close to the monuments of Jebel Barkal World Heritage site.

The two-year project to preserve endangered collections at the Sudan National Museum focused on five activities: to ensure improvement of the basic security of the building; to protect the objects by improving their storage and environment; to improve the conservation of the objects; to complete the labeling of the museum’s collection and the catalogue of all objects, including a digital photographic record of the collection; and to enhance the exhibition of the objects. Sustainability should be attained through the implementation of the management plan that was developed. At the Archaeological Museum of Jebel Barkal, security measures were improved and gallery displays were replaced.

The final report of the UNESCO Project for the Preservation of the Endangered Objects of the Sudan National Museum and Jebel Barkal Museum provides detailed information on this project, which was completed in June 2006.

  • Download the Final Report of the Sudan museum project
      • Start Date 2004-09-29 2:45 pm
        End Date 2006-09-29 1:45 pm
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        Lead Organization / Sector / Office UNESCO Culture Sector
        Name of Contact 1 Mr Laurent Lévi-Strauss
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        Copyright image 1 Khartoum Museum, Egyptian antiquities, bust ©Vorontzoff, Alexis N. /Unesco
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        PIC movable heritage ; museums
        PIC Keywords movable heritage ; museums

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