NANOFORART - SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME

GEMA Art plays the role of an partner of the project. The role reflects the essential idea of GEMA Art to acquire a new material that would support its activities in preservation and restoration both inside and outside Europe.

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IRAQ - UNESCO Project: Urgent Preventive Works of 2 buildings at the Erbil Citadel

GEMA ART GROUP won the UNESCO international tender for the restoration works in Iraq, the project of "Urgent Preventive Works of Two (2) Buildings at the Erbil citadel".

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The Residence of the U.S. Ambassador in Prague, Czech Republic (Restoration of Interior)

Built by Otto Petschek as a home for his family, according to the design of architect Maxmillian Spielmann, in 1924-1928 in the French Beaux Arts style as a loose interpretation of Versailles. The United States of America gained ownership of the palace after WW II as a Chief of Mission Residence.

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IRAQ - Course of Conservation of Paper for Al Atabah Al Abbasiyah Shrine, Holy Karbala

 

Gema Art Group a. s. realized advanced training course for experts from the Restoration and Conservation Department of the Library and House of Manuscripts of Al Atabah Al Abbasiyah Shrine of Holy Karbala from Iraq. Based on the requirements and current needs of the Library and House of Manuscripts the higher level program of the course for the Restoration and Preservation of Paper and Manuscripts was prepared. The course was focused on advancement of the experts knowledge acquired during previous course in the Czech Republic as well as during their work in Karbala in last three years.

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IRAQ - UNESCO Project: Urgent Preventive Works of 4 houses at the Erbil Citadel

GEMA ART GROUP won the UNESCO international tender for the restoration works in Iraq, the project of "Urgent Preventive Works of four (4) Houses at the Erbil citadel".

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IRAQ - Course of Restoration and Preservation of Paper for Imam Hussaiyn Shrine, Holy Karbala

Based on experience and long-term implementation of restoration projects in Iraq GEMA ART GROUP a. s. prepared and organized the training Course of Restoration and Preservation of Paper for team of specialist from the restoration workshop and laboratory belonging to the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine in holy city of Karbala.

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IRAQ - Stabilization and Conservation of Minaret Choli, Erbil

The Capital of Kurdistan region of Iraq has extraordinary long history. Erbil's first historical record (as"Urbilum") is in Sumerian text from the end of 3rd mill. BC. Choli minaret is dated to the Atabeg period (12th Century). The structure was built from low burnt bricks and gypsum based renders and mortars. Due to the long term effect of deterioration, the essential part of the architecture has disappeared and thus the leaning minaret is the last survival of the past mosque. Project "Conservation and Stabilization of Choli Minaret in Erbil" was realized in accordance with the contract between GEMA ART GROUP a.s. and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of the Kurdistan Regional Government.

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IRAQ - Fatah Chalabi House, Erbil Citadel

On the basis of contract signed in 2006 with the Ministry of Culture of the Regional Government of Kurdistan, the reconstruction of Fatah Chalabi House (No. 220) in the Erbil Citadel has been carried out for the purpose of the Gema Art Office and the Archeological and Training Center.

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The Residence of the U.S. Ambassador in Prague, Czech Republic (Restoration of Exterior)

GEMA ART GROUP a.s. provided complete restoration work: restoration of cast stone statuaries, restoration of Zinc-Al statuaries, restoration of decorative metal railings, restoration and replicas of historical lamps, restoration of decorative glass components, restoration of art handicraft stone elements from natural and cast stone, decorative coppertinsmith elements, development and application of grinded stucco plaster, rehabilitation and insultation of base and retaining walls, complete reconstruction and insulation of external terrace.

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IRAQ - General Assessment of Minaret Choli, Erbil

Erbil, originally Sumerian and Assyrian city is located in the foothills of the eastern Iraqi mountains is believed to be the oldest permanently inhabited city in the world. Choli minaret is dated to the Atabag period and was built by ruler of Erbil Muzaffar al-Din Kukburi (1168-1233) brother in law of well known Salahaddin. The structure was built from low burnt bricks using gypsum based renders and mortars. Due to the long term effect of deterioration, the essential part of the architecture has disappeared and thus the leaning minaret is the last survival of the past mosque.

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