Susan Braovac

Conservator
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Phone 22 85 93 40
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Visiting address 0164 Oslo Frederiksgate 3
Postal address Norway 0130 Oslo PB 6762 St. Olavsplass

Academic Interests

Conservation of archaeological wood, research into the deterioration of alum-treated wood, climate in museums.

 

Teaching

  • I teach a wood technology course through the Conservation Studies program at UiO.

Higher education and employment history

I have a bachelor degree in biochemistry from McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1989) and a Master degree in Object Conservation from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada (1993). I am currently working on my PhD on the deterioration and reconservation of alum-treated wood through the School of Conservation, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Appointments

  • Member of the Museum of Cultural History's Board

Collaboration

Please see the Saving Oseberg website.

Publications

  • Lucejko, Jeannette J.; La Nasa, Jacopo; McQueen, Caitlin; Braovac, Susan; Colombini, Maria Perla & Modugno, Francesca (2018). Protective effect of linseed oil varnish on archaeological wood treated with alum. Microchemical journal (Print).  ISSN 0026-265X.  139, s 50- 61 . doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2018.02.011
  • McQueen, Caitlin; Tamburini, Diego & Braovac, Susan (2018). Identification of inorganic compounds in composite alum-treated wooden artefacts from the Oseberg collection. Scientific Reports.  ISSN 2045-2322.  8 . doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-21314-z
  • Andriulo, Fabrizio; Giorgi, Rodorico; Steindal, Calin Constantin; Kutzke, Hartmut; Baglioni, Piero & Braovac, Susan (2017). Hybrid nanocomposites made of diol-modified silanes and nanostructured calcium hydroxide. Applications to Alum-treated wood. Pure and Applied Chemistry.  ISSN 0033-4545. . doi: /10.1515/pac-2016-1014
  • McQueen, Caitlin; Tamburini, Diego; Łucejko, Jeannette Jacqueline; Braovac, Susan; Gambineri, Francesca; Modugno, Francesca; Colombini, Maria Perla & Kutzke, Hartmut (2017). New insights into the degradation processes and influence of the conservation treatment in alum-treated wood from the Oseberg collection. Microchemical journal (Print).  ISSN 0026-265X.  132, s 119- 129 . doi: 10.1016/j.microc.2017.01.010
  • Andriulo, Fabrizio; Braovac, Susan; Kutzke, Hartmut; Giorgi, Rodorico & Baglioni, Piero (2016). Nanotechnologies for the restoration of alum-treated archaeological wood. Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing.  ISSN 0947-8396.  122(4) . doi: 10.1007/s00339-016-9833-0
  • Braovac, Susan; Tamburini, Diego; Łucejko, Jeannette Jacqueline; McQueen, Caitlin; Kutzke, Hartmut & Colombini, Maria Perla (2016). Chemical analyses of extremely degraded wood using analytical pyrolysis and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Microchemical journal (Print).  ISSN 0026-265X.  124, s 368- 379 . doi: 10.1016/j.microc.2015.09.016

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  • Lucejko, Jeannette J.; Braovac, Susan; McQueen, Caitlin; Modugno, F & Colombini, Maria Perla (2018). The catalysing effect of alum in degradation processes of carbohydrates in archaeological wood.
  • McQueen, Caitlin; Tamburini, Diego & Braovac, Susan (2017). FTIR microscopy for analysis of treated archaeological wood samples.
  • Andriulo, Fabrizio; Giorgi, Rodorico; Steindal, Calin Constantin; Kutzke, Hartmut; Braovac, Susan & Baglioni, Piero (2016). Nanotechnologies for the restoration of alum-treated archaeological wood.
  • Braovac, Susan; McQueen, Caitlin; Andriulo, Fabrizio; McHale, Emily & Steindal, Calin Constantin (2016). The Saving Oseberg Project – Chemistry for the salvation of Viking Age wooden artefacts.

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Published Sep. 11, 2012 2:24 PM - Last modified Feb. 2, 2015 9:07 AM