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Fagområder
Tekstilkonservering, fiberidentifikation og skadedyrsbekæmpelse. Dokumentation af arkæologiske tekstiker og deres nedbrydningsgrad. barktøj (tapa).

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Education

 

1996                  MSc in Object Conservation, School of Conservation

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark. now KADK

 

1982                  Conservation technician, School of Conservation,

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts,

School of Conservation, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Employment

1996                  Lecturer at the School of Conservation,

the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, now KADK

                                           

1991- 1993         Employed at the Conservation Department at the NationalMuseum in Copenhagen

(conservation of metals and organic materials)

 

1990- 1991         Ten months employment/volunteer at the Smithsonian Institution,

Anthropology Conservation Lab (conservation of Bark cloth), Washington D.C., USA.

 

1986- 1990         Employed as conservator in the Conservation Department at the National Museum

in Copenhagen (conservation of archaeological wood and organic materials)

 

1982-1986          Employed as textile conservator at Conservation Department of

The Cultural History Museum, Moentergaarden in Odense

 

Research activities

  • Study of prehistoric dyes, with special focus on: their impact on the state of preservation of the textiles, Indigotin, dyeing with fermented dye plants, and dyestuff identification.
  • Qualitative and quantitative analyses of the natural pigmentation in wool by microscopy: transmission light microscopy (TLM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).
  • Analyses of Japanese wallpaper that imitates gilded leather, with special focus on their structural composition, and identification of the individual components in order to approach a conclusion concerning their origin.  
  • Bark cloth (Tapa) from Polynesia with special focus on: identification of the fibres, assessment of the degree of degradation, and conservation
  • Archaeological textiles with special focus on: identification of the fibres, assessment of degrees of degradation and stabilisation.

 

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