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Marble Conservation at Labraunda

Conservation of sculpted architectural marble at Labraunda. How do we handle and take care of excavated marble that remains in open air environment at an archaeological site? Swedish excavation began at Labraunda in 1948. No excavations were carried out between 1960 and 1988, that is, until Professor Pontus Hellström at Uppsala University received the permission […]

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Paint on white marble in Antiquity

Paint on white marble, a didactic research project 2013. What do we really know about the polychromy on antique marble statuary? How did the statues actually look, and  what materials were used for painting? These are some questions posed in the present project, which will eventually lead to a hypothetic reconstrucion of the polychromy on […]

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The Roman Villa of Agios Donatos

Investigation of fragments of a wall painting dated to the Roman period. A large number of fragments of wall painting was found during the excavation of one room in the ruins of a Roman villa in Thesprotia, Greece. The question was if the fragments belonged to one painting or if they came from different wall […]

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Pompeian Plasters

Research project on plasters used for Pompeian wall painting, 2002-2005, 2010-2012. How did the Romans prepare the walls to make the paintings so extremely durable? Wall paintings exposed to weather and wind remain for centuries until they finally fade away or the preparation falls off. When studying the materials, there seemed to be differences related […]

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Palazzo Lancellotti ai Coronari, Rome

The didactic research and conservation project at Palazzo Lancellotti ai Coronari, 2003-2006. Palazzo Lancellotti ai Coronari houses a large collection of antique works of art, most of which are statues. Many of these were found at excavations and their missing parts were reconstructed during the Baroque period and later. Statues and reliefs in the open […]

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Conservation of marble, Villa San Michele, Capri

A didactic conservation project at the Villa San Michele of Axel Munthe, Anacapri, 1997-2001. Villa San Michele houses a large collection of antique items of marble, mainly statues and architectural decorations. Most works of art are placed in open air environments such as the sculpture gallery, the atrium and the garden. A didactic conservation project […]

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Encausto and Ganosis

Research and experiments 1996-1997. Some series of experiments to reconstruct Punic wax  were made as part of my reserch on encaustic as paint and surface coating. In the first set of tests, four kinds of encaustic paint – melted and pigmented beeswax, Punic wax as paint, Punic wax as coating, and wax-tempera – were tried […]

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