GALINI STERGIOU

About

Curriculum Vitae

Stergiou Galini has graduated from the University Ecclesiastic Academy of Thessaloniki – Programme in Management and Conservation of Ecclesiastical Cultural Heritage Objects. During her studies she worked as an assistant conservator in the book-paper conservation laboratory of Koraes library on Chios. Her role involved the preservation of paper artefacts (posters) originating from a private collection. She worked as a volunteer conservator in the ceramics conservation laboratory of the Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki, responsible for the recording and grouping of ceramic fragments.


Galini was also involved with the conservation laboratory of the General Directorate of Contemporary Culture of Thessaloniki, for the restoration of the permanent exhibition archive project "Restoration of the preserved complex of the former School of Arts and Occupations (School Hamidie, later Workshop Axylithioti)" in Thessaloniki.

Since 2016, Galini owns and maintains a conservation laboratory in Thessaloniki and has significant experience through contracting conservation works with churches and private collectors. She has a vast variety of portfolio including religious artefacts, woodcarving, artworks, books and archival material, as well as ceramic, metal, and glass artefacts. Galini’s portfolio includes the conservation of religious icons and woodcarving originating from the altarpiece of St. Demetrios church in Molista, the monument of Chortiatis’ holocaust (mosaic-fresco), and the fine art paintings of the private collection of Georgios Kitis.
Galini Stergiou is a member of International Council of Museums in United Kingdom (ICOM UK).


The conservation work taking place is inline with the code of ethics and guidelines as imposed by the international conservation of cultural heritage conduct. More specifically, they aim to stop the factors of decay, remove any prior intervention, restore and establish the conserved artwork in their original environment, and advise on the appropriate way to further protect them.

Publications

• Stergiou, G., Papadopoulou, M., 2021, Digital narration as a museum tool: The example of St. George church, Asvestochori, Thessaloniki, 4th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Digital Cultural Heritage – EuroMed 2021, Athens, 30/09-02/10/2021.

• Stergiou, G., 2021, From tracking to conservation and restoration of a double-sided ecclesiastical banner from Saint Nicholas church, Molista, Ioannina, «Ek Chioniadon» Konitsa, v. 19, p.57-62.

• Stergiou G., 2018, From locating, to conservation and restoration: The story of rescuing a two-faced ecclesiastical banner (in Greek). Online magazine Pemptousia.

• Stergiou G., 2016, Conservation and restoration of a double-sided ecclesiastical banner from Saint Nicholas church, Molista, Ioannina. 2nd Int Meeting for Conservation & Documentation of Ecclesiastical Artefacts. Zakynthos, 14-15 December. ​

• Stergiou G., Lampakis .D, Stergiou .C, Karapanagiotis .I and Melfos .V, 2016, Identification of pigments used in early 19h century icons from St. George Church, Asvestochori, Thessaloniki, Greece. 2nd Int. Meeting for Conservation & Documentation of Ecclesiastical Artefacts. Zakynthos, 14-15 December.

Process

Receipt of the artwork and filling the “Handover Protocol documentation”. Visual observation of the artwork’s condition and consulting the client on the required conservation works.
Capturing photographic evidence and creating the “Evidentiary Log”, which contains the artwork’s condition. Conducting spot tests and decay diagnosis.
Setting goals, requirements and getting approvals to start the conservation works.
Starting the conservation works according to the Conservation Code of Conduct and capturing detailed photographic evidence of the decay and the artwork’s restoration. Completing the “Evidentiary Log” and preparing the restored artwork for delivery.
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Our conservation and restoration laboratory undertakes projects from churches and private collections (icons, woodcarvings, artworks, book/archival material, as well as ceramics, metal and glass objects). For more information, please contact us.

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