Restoration Lab Timeline
artworks to be restored and 2500
to be cleaned
2017: 55,000 Euros grant by the Cultural Preservation Program of the German Federal Foreign Office, provides basic equipment and rehabilitation of the UNESCO storage space
2019: Lack of electricity at UNESCO Storage: Artworks in condition crisis once again
2020: Beirut Explosion: recleaning & restoring - Dusting campaign of the Sursock Museum’s collection 41,200 US Dollars awarded by UNESCO to restore 17 artworks
2022: German State Academy of Art and Design & Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences sponsor training
workshops for tear-mending with specialist Petra Demuth.
2023: 294 artworks restituted, and 1800 artworks cleaned
The program offers training and capacity building compensating for the lack of conservation studies in Lebanon.
- Restore 150 artworks - Clean 700
- Trainings to enhance know-how
- Transfer know-how
- Purchase scientific equipment
- Become a leading institute for scientific conservation of modern cultural heritage