Conservation of archaeological organic and inorganic objects from the Museum’s collection, together with exhibition work, Oddy testing, preventive conservation and revision of stored collections.
My involvement with the Saving Oseberg project at the University of Oslo is focused around the re-conservation of alum-treated wood. My contribution during the years 2018-2020 was towards the development of an evaluation protocol for conservation treatments of archaeological wood.
I have been invited by the Conservation Studies, UiO, to teach Autumn 2022 KONS4036 – Konservering av organisk materiale I
I received my bachelor degree in Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art from the University of West Attica, Greece, in 2005. In 2006–2007 I worked at the Forest Research Institute of Athens, Greece, for the development of a novel conservation treatment for waterlogged archaeological wood using silanol-terminated polydimethylsiloxane. In 2008–2011 I was employed by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports as an archaeological conservator in various land excavations. I have a tracked experience in ceramic, metal, glass, organic and stone objects conservation, as well as in conservation of mosaics and frescos working in situ, together with other field work. In 2011 I joined the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences at the University of Southampton, UK, and in 2016 I was awarded my PhD in the non-destructive testing of waterlogged wood with ultrasound. Since 2015 I am the field conservator for the Lechaion Harbour Project, a joined project between the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the University of Copenhagen, responsible for the in situ conservation, preservation and protection of the harbour’s wooden structures. In summer 2018, following a course in wood identification at the Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK, I worked as a research visitor on the identification of waterlogged woods from underwater archaeological excavations in Greece, Bulgaria and the UK. A short-term placement as a research assistant followed where I was assigned various tasks related to the laboratory's responsibilities. Apart from looking wood under the microscope, my passion is being underwater. I have been an active scuba diver since 2004 and I have been participating in underwater excavations since 2008.