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   Irina Crina Anca SANDU, PhD

Irina Crina Anca SANDU

Researcher
Conservation Scientist


MUNCH MUSEET
Edvard Munchs plass 1, 0194 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47.9225953


Email:  irina.sandu@munchmuseet.no

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-3307-3682
SCOPUS Author ID: 35781255800
H-index: 28

Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinary and multiscale studies and characterization of original artist materials and art-objects collections;
  • 3D modeling/rendering and monitoring of polychrome/painted artifacts using complementary analytical approaches;
  • Creation and application of new laboratory protocols and analytical methodologies for identification and mapping of materials in polychrome artifacts from cultural heritage;
  • Development and testing of “green/ecological” and nano-formulations for conservation of cultural heritage artifacts;
  • Development of noninvasive methodologies for the evaluation of conservation-restoration treatments (cleaning, consolidation, protection) through the application of different analytical techniques;
  • Creation and development of digital databases (of historically accurate reconstructions for studies on the behavior of artistic/historical materials and of research data);
  • Development and implementation of innovative Outreach and training/educational strategies for the investigation and conservation of cultural heritage.
- Experience in applications for funding research projects at national (Romania, Portugal, Norway) and international levels.
- Expert evaluator (FP7/Horizon 2020) of research proposals since 2011 and organizer/chair of events/conferences in the area of cultural heritage and museum research.
- Experience in analytical characterization and authentication of cultural heritage items (easel and mural paintings, prints and drawings on paper, polychrome gilded sculptures, wooden altarpiece decorations, metal threads from liturgical textiles, archaeological metal artifacts, photographic materials, etc.), material testing and ageing studies of mock-ups.



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Project Leader on behalf of Munch museum http://perceive-horizon.eu/.

Organizer of MUNCH2022 Conference:
[ http://www.hercules.uevora.pt/THE_SCREAM/conference ]

Co-PI of a 3-y research project in joint venture with Hercules Centre, Portugal:
[ http://www.hercules.uevora.pt/THE_SCREAM ]

Coordinator of a 3-y research project in Portugal: 
http://www.gilt-teller.uevora.pt/ ]

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last update: January 2024