ITP Conference Grant Report from Moamen Saad Mahmoud (Egypt, ITP 2008)

Written by Amelia Kedge, Assistant, International Training Programme

In March this year we were delighted to award a 2024 ITP Conference Grant to Moamen Saad Mahmoud (Egypt, ITP 2008).

Moamen used his support grant to travel to Pittsburgh, USA, for the American Research Centre in Egypt (ARCE) Annual Meeting 2024 from 19 – 21 April.

The conference was an opportunity for Moamen to network and establish connections with other scholars and experts in the field of Egyptology from across the world, particularly the USA.

The ARCE supports research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture and Moamen was asked to speak on ‘Unveiling King Seti I’s Lost Shrine: Rediscovering Sacred Scenes in Gebel el-Silsila’. The presentation was so well received, that an audience member granted a donation to the project to enable further research and conservation of the site.

As well as attending the comprehensive programme of presentations and workshops the conference had to offer, Moamen also visited the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Moamen was given the opportunity to meet with the conservation team and observe their work – exchanging knowledge, insights and the latest techniques and challenges in the field.

We were delighted to be able to support Moamen, who shares his experience from his visit in his report HERE, do give it a read.