Art History & Art Conservation

DEPARTMENT OF

Art History & Art Conservation

DEPARTMENT OF

Art History & Art Conservation

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Amandina Anastassiades

Assistant Professor, Artifact Conservation
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(613) 533 6000 x74340
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Research interests:

Interdisciplinary conservation education training; ethics and approaches to the conservation of Indigenous cultural materials; on-site handling and storage of archaeological collections; reduction of silver chloride corrosion on archaeological (tetradrachm) coins; lead (Pb) repairs on ancient ceramics; conservation of archaeological glass; 3D scanning. Currently, her primary research is focused on shedding new light on the materials and techniques employed in the manufacturing of Egyptian coffin lids dating to the Third Intermediate Period. She was also recently invited to participate in a Matariki Network of Universities collaborative initiative to digitize, study and conserve University numismatic collections across Europe and North America. Through this research, Queen’s University’s Diniacopoulos collection of ancient coins will become available to scholars and students worldwide through an open access database.

Biography:

Amandina Anastassiades is Assistant Professor, Artifact Conservation. A graduate of the Art Conservation Program at Queen's (1997), she spent close to a decade in Greece as a conservator with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Agora Excavations, where she served as Head for last seven years. At the Agora, she carried out extensive research and treatment of the collections, and also supervised interns and lectured widely to university and college students from across Europe and North America. Prior to this she held conservation positions in museums, heritage institutions, and on archaeological sites in Canada, the United States and Turkey, including: le musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, the McCord Museum, the Canadian Conservation Institute, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology : Uluburun Shipwreck, and the University of Chicago/SUNY Buffalo excavations at Çadır Höyük. Her experience encompasses the conservation of a wide range of organic and inorganic materials, dating from the Neolithic Period to the present day.