Cairo University unveiled its ongoing work in the project to revive and restore the university's heritage library, with the aim of restoring its heritage and historical value, and returning it to perform its role within the educational system.
The President of Cairo University, Dr. Mohamed El-Khasht, said in statements to "Sky News Arabia", "The heritage library has gone through repeated renovations in the past that changed its original features, until the university decided to implement a unique project for the restoration and maintenance of the library based on scientific foundations, returning the building to its condition." original at creation time.
Al-Khasht explained that senior archeology professors at Cairo University are supervising the restoration plan, pointing out that "surveying and architectural documentation of the library elements, as well as photography on scientific grounds, were carried out to highlight the most important aspects of damage, and an analytical study of important decorative and architectural elements was carried out."
Al-Khasht continued: "Removal work was carried out for the layers of new and damaged paints for the surfaces of walls, doors and windows, in preparation for their treatment and re-painting with materials and colors that match the original condition, as well as removing the newly developed layers of paint on the original tables and seats, to return them to their initial state.