Abdelrazek Elnaggar is a lecturer in the Conservation Department at the Faculty of Archaeology at Fayoum University (Egypt), Secretary-General of the Egyptian National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and is the president of the Arabic Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works (ArIC). He holds a PhD from the Faculty of Archaeology at Cairo University, Egypt. His thesis addressed investigations of laser applications for the conservation of archaeological organic objects. Further degrees are from City and Guilds of London Art School (London, UK).
Dr. Elnaggar is active in the LACONA conferences (Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks) and has chaired the Tenth International Conference of the Lasers Applications in the Conservation of Artworks (LACONA 10). He has published in many peer-reviewed Journals and coordinated various conservation training courses and workshops in collaboration with Natural History Museum (London), UCL (UK), Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt), JICA-GEM Project, New York University (USA) and Polytecnico de Milano (Italy).
Dr.Elnaggar is the coordinator of the Italian-Egyptian Bilateral project “Portable Noninvasive techniques for Documentation and analysis of Ancient Egyptian Archaeological Heritage funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Egyptian Ministry of Scientific Research.