Management and conservation of the paper-based collection of the Sursock Museum

Beirut, Lebanon

Amount $ 12.4K

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator Institut National du Patrimoine (France) and Sursock Museum (Lebanon)

project status Completed

Type of grant Beirut Action Plan

The Sursock Museum is a modern and contemporary art museum with a mission to collect, preserve, and exhibit local and international works. The 4 August 2020 explosion shattered many vitrines and frames displaying artifacts and damaged numerous pastels, drawings, and other paper-based works. An emergency mission was organized with a paper conservator to evaluate the most damaged pieces and recondition them. Approximately ten graphic pieces underwent emergency conservation.