Maha Ali

Maha Ali is a lecturer of photograph conservation at the Conservation Department, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, in Egypt. She received her doctorate in Conservation of Antiquities from the Faculty of Archaeology/Cairo University in 2016. She is also a researcher in a joint research project between the Faculty of Archaeology – Cairo University and the Department of Chemical Sciences – University of Catania in Italy entitled “A Scientific Approach to the Conservation of Printed Photos”. Maha further teaches the photograph conservation course at the Faculty of Applied Arts – Helwan University in Egypt as part of a joint International Master’s Program in Conservation of Antique Photographs and Paper Heritage between the University of Catania and Helwan University. She has also held many workshops with the aim of raising awareness on the importance of visual heritage in Egypt and the Middle East and how to preserve it for future generation. Maha has written several papers on the conservation of photographs in English. Recent publications include “A New Method for the Preparation of Gelatin Nanolayer: A Possible Approach to the In-situ Consolidation of Damaged Gelatin Photographic Emulsions, Appl. Phys. A (2016) 122:552”. She is also an alumna of MEPPI Amman 2014.


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