Projects in Africa

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Preservation of Ancient Manuscripts in the Ahmed Baba Institute Collection in Timbuktu

This project involves the conservation, digitization, and storage of manuscripts for long-term preservation and access.

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Preservation of the 19th-Century Andafiavaratra Palace Museum in Antananarivo

This project involves the restoration of the building’s mud walls (Tamboho) using traditional building methods.

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Conservation of the Early 13th-Century al-Imam al-Shafi’i Mausoleum in Historic Cairo

This project involves documentation and conservation of the 13th-century shrine’s exterior walls and dome.

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Preservation of Ethnographic Objects in the Collection of the Cultural Bank of Taneka

This project involves a suite of preventive conservation measures to safeguard ethnic Yom ceremonial and other ethnographic objects of value to the local community.

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Conservation of Endangered Prehistoric and Historic Rock Art in the Central Sahara

This project involves the survey and documentation of rock art site in the mountains and local stewardship capacity building.

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Documentation of Ndebele Art and Architectural Traditions

This project involves the documentation of Ndebele architectural and other craft traditions.

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Conservation of Late 12th-Century Rock-Hewn Churches at Lalibela

This project, which builds upon work carried out under a previous Ambassadors Fund grant, involves the conservation of the Beta Mika’el and Golgotha churches.

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Conservation of the 20th-Century Liliesleaf Archive Collection in Johannesburg

This project involves the conservation of materials related to the site.

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