Khadija Adam joined the American Center of Research as archaeological project manager in April 2022 after over 27 years of experience in conservation, restoration, management, training, historic site development, and community engagement projects. She is skilled in all aspects of conservation and restoration, multicultural communication, materials, project planning, and coordination. She has consulted on heritage sites throughout the Middle East and North Africa, including in Oman, Bahrain, and Libya. She has worked extensively in Egypt on a wide range of projects. She is the executive director of a U.S. nonprofit and Egyptian-registered construction/conservation company with a focus on conservation solutions.
Khadija received her BA in archaeological restoration, MA in restoration and rehabilitation of archaeological sites, and her PhD in conservation in architectural and fine restoration from Cairo University, as well as a postgraduate certificate in tourism specializing in the development of archaeological sites from Helwan University.
Khadija previously was the conservation manager at the American Research Center in Egypt, working extensively in Luxor developing and implementing USAID-funded conservation field schools for the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in the capacity-building of their conservation employees in international conservation standards and documentation methods while preserving ancient Egyptian temples, tombs, and artifacts. Her site-development proficiency supported improved tourist experiences while visiting historic sites. She also previously worked as conservation manager for Aga Khan Cultural Services Egypt, a position that included community participation in restoration activities, and with the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in the Grand Egyptian Museum Conservation Laboratory.
Khadija has multiple publications and continues her research in conservation and training techniques.