Emergency Digitization and Inventory of the Collection of the National Museum of Aden
The National Museum of Aden houses an important collection of objects, including prehistoric stone tools, ceramic vessels, stelae, inscriptions, coins, and gems that date from the Aksumite, late antiquity, and Islamic periods. Many objects were damaged or looted during the recent conflict.
The goal of this project is to secure the remaining collection. The Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME) works with the Egypt Heritage Rescue Fund (EHRF), in close collaboration with personnel of the National Museum of Aden, to digitize and transcribe the existing catalogue, and to assess and document damage and loss to the collection.