Βιογραφικό / BIO

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Independant Conservator of Photographs and Works of Art

July 2012 – Present at Athens, Greece

• Conservation and preservation proposals and treatments of photographs, negatives and photographic albums.

• Conservation and preservation proposals and treatments on papers, books and icons.

• Preventive conservation and organization consultancy for private collectors and archives.

Photograph Conservator

Benaki Museum

June 2000 – July 2012  at Athens, Greece

• Conservation and preservation proposals and treatments of photographs, negatives and photographic albums.

•  Preparation and installation management of photographic exhibitions.

• Organisation and maintance of the Photographic Archive’s store room.

• Supervising and guiding of 2 to 4 conservation interns each year.

• Involvement in the organization of the Seminars and  Photographic Materials Group Meetings, such as the “Seminar on Preservation and Management of photographic Collections”, held in the Benaki Museum in October 2005.

http://www.worldcat.org/title/seminario-diasoses-kai-diacheirises-photographikon-syllogon-electronic-resource-mouseio-benake-3-7-oktovriou-2005/oclc/726606346

• Member of the organizing committee and editor of the Meeting Abstracts of the ICOM-CC Photographic Materials Group Interim Meeting:”Modern Photographic Materials”, hosted by the Benaki Museum in October 2010.

Film Conservator

E.R.T ( National Radio Televesion) Film Archives

January 1999 – April 1999 at Athens, Greece

  • Conservation of 16mm, 35mm, acetate and nitrate roll films belonging to the Archive of the National Television (E.R.T.). Full conservation treatment and preparation for digitization.

Publications

Same albums, different treatment approaches: The conservation of Two Photographic Albums from the First Olympic Games of Athens, 1896

TOPICS IN PHOTOGRAPHIC PRESERVATION, vol.15, Photographic Materials Group, American Institute of Conservation (AIC), 2013
resources.conservation-us.org/…/2013-volume-15
AICCM (Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials)- Contribution to the 7th Book, Paper and Photographic Conservation Group Symposium. Brisbane, Australia, August 29, 2012
https://aiccm.org.au/sites/default/files/ADAMOPOULOUPaper.pdf

The focus of this paper is two unique photographic albums with rare pictures from the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, compiled by the photographer Ioannis Lampakis. Lampakis is now recognised for his pioneering depiction of movement and action, despite the technical limitations of his era, and these two albums are acknowledged for their aesthetic and stylistic value. This paper provides a useful case study, which will discuss the rationale for two different treatment approaches to two almost identical photographic albums, made at the same time, in the same way, with the same pictures, kept in the same place, and experiencing a similar flood history. Two different conservation strategies were devised for these albums, which ensured improved preservation and access for both.

Same albums, different treatment approaches: The conservation of two photographic albums from the first modern Olympic Games in Athens, 1896

Poster in the February 2013 AIC PMG Joint Meeting with the ICOM-CC Photographic Materials Working Group (PMWG) in Wellington, New Zealand.

February 2013

 

Translation of the Photograph information Record (PIR) in Greek.

AIC (American Institute of Conservation)

August 2012

Translation of the Photograph information Record (PIR) in Greek, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive of Greece and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.

http://www.conservation-us.org/resources/our-publications/specialty-group/photographic-materials/photographic-information-record#.WLG7FdKLSHs

Glossary of Photographic Techniques

Greece Through Photographs/Melissa Books

2007

All the photographic processes of the images in the book are described.

Recognition of photographic processes

Athens 1839-1900: Photographic Records/Benaki Museum

The recognition of processes of all historical photographs was made for the subtitles of the book.

2004

Glossary of Photographic Terms

Athens Now and Then/Olkos

2004

A brief description of the early photographic techniques existing in this book is given.

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