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Grand Egyptian Museum’s Team Receives International Award for Conservation

Lauded for their efforts in preserving history, the conservation team at the GEM have received the Yomiuri International Cooperation Prize.

Even before opening its doors to the public, the team at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) has already begun stacking awards for their good work. The Grand Egyptian Museum Joint Conservation Project (GEM-JC), which has been in operation since 2016, has just received a Yomiuri International Cooperation Prize for their preservation of Ancient Egyptian artefacts.


Now in its 27th edition, the awards are given by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, one of Japan’s leading news organizations. The paper has been recognized by Guinness World Records as having the largest reader circulation in the world, which total around eight million copies a day. Although we may not have heard of their annual awards over here in the MENA region, they’re quite a big deal.


The Japanese ambassador to Cairo, Masaki Noki, congratulated the team on their victory and said that Japan will continue in its cooperation to ensure that our historical treasures reach future generations intact.