The Permanent Committee for Islamic and Coptic Monuments of the Egyptian Antiquities Organization was established in 1961 after the dissolution of the Comité de Conservation des Monuments de l'Art Arabe. It is currently known as the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
A comprehensive restoration programme for the entire town. The monuments have been surveyed and restoration begun. Landscaping and the urban integration of the restored monuments is an important component of the programme.