Dr Stavroula Golfomitsou
Lecturer in Conservation Studies
Tel: +974 4000 2806
Dr Stavroula Golfomitsou is a Lecturer in Conservation Studies at UCL Qatar and Coordinator of the Conservation Studies MSc which was developed to address the growing need for qualified conservators within the Gulf region. Her own research interests include the conservation and analysis of metals, the use of statistical methods in designing of experiments, the quantification of errors in non-destructive analysis, and risk assessment of decision-making processes in conservation. She is the coordinator of the Coming Clean project which is about decision-making processes in conservation and the factors that affect them, from public perception, to cultural background, educational background and context (www.comingcleanucl.com). She is also part of the Materiality and Preservation in Islamic Contexts research team investigating whether Islamic values are reflected in conservation practice in relation to artefacts of religious significance. She was one of the consortium partners in the Forum organised by ICCROM on Conservation Science. Her collaboration with ICCROM continues with the new project on Indicators for Heritage Science Conservation.
Dr Golfomitsou holds a PhD in Conservation of Metals from UCL and a BA in Objects Conservation from TEI Athens, Greece. She has a broad background in the analysis of metals and she has worked in Greece, Malta, Egypt, Turkey, Italy and France. Since 2001 she has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Malta and Greece and she has delivered workshops and seminars in conservation of metals in Egypt, Oman and Peru. In 2009 she was seconded by the Greek Ministry of Culture to ICCROM as Laboratory Coordinator.
Stavroula is a Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC), a Trustee and member of the IIC Council. She is on the editorial board of Studies in Conservation.
- Selected Publications
Golfomitsou, S. 2015. Educating future professionals in conservation science: challenges of an interdisciplinary field. Studies in Conservation SS2.
Heritage, A and Golfomitsou, S. 2015. Conservation science: reflections and future perspectives. Studies in Conservation SS2.
Golfomitsou, S., Georgakopoulou, M., Rehren, Th.. 2015. Cultural Heritage Career Paths for Materials Scientists and Corrosion Engineers, in H.L. Lim (ed.), Handbook of Research on Recent Developments in Materials Science and Corrosion Engineering Education, 349-368. Hershey: IGI Global
Golfomitsou, S. and Rico, T. 2014. Perspectives from the Arabian Peninsula. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, Vol. 16(2), 99–104.
Rapti, Margariti, Golfomitsou, Pitsiri, Boyatzis, Argyropoulos, Conservation of a Marine Composite (Copper/Textile) from the 19th century Shipwreck ‘Patris in Greece’, 11th Wet Organics and Archaeological Materials (WOAM) conference May 2010, North Carolina, v.2010.
Golfomitsou and Merkel, Understanding the efficiency of combined inhibitors for the treatment of corroded copper artefacts in ICOM-CC Metal 07 Preprints, Degrigny et al, eds, Amsterdam, 2007.
Degrigny, Karydas, Golfomitsou, Kantarelou, Zarkadas, Vella, Methodology for the in-situ analyses of historic steel armours with portable milli and micro-XRF spectrometers in ICOM-CC Metal 07 Preprints, Degrigny et al, eds, Amsterdam, 2007.
Degrigny, Vella, Golfomitsou, Crawford, Characterisation of Corrosion Layers on Historic Steel Artefacts: Application to the Armour Elements of the Palace Armoury, Valletta, Malta in CSSIM Cairo, 2007.
Golfomitsou and Merkel, Synergistic effects of corrosion inhibitors for copper and copper alloy archaeological artefacts in ICOM-CC Metal (2004 preprints), Canberra, 2004.
Golfomitsou, Preliminary experimental results of corrosion inhibition of copper/copper alloy artefacts from the archaeological site of Kaman Kalehoyuk. in Kaman Kalehoyuk 2000, 2002.