"An Egyptian-Italian conservationists and curators inaugurated a laboratory for restoring and preserving Egyptian-museum-located papyri . . . . The Italian side has donated 50,000 euros' worth of equipment for the project, as well as providing specialists to train local conservationists in the latest restoration and preservation techniques. The equipment and assistance is also being used at a second lab in Alexandria, where papyri owned by the city's Graeco-Roman Museum and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina are being restored". See the SIS article for more about the history of Egyptian papyrus.