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Penelope Banou

Lecturer

Department: Arts

Penelope Banou

Penelope Banou is a PhD candidate in the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art of the University of West Attica (Athens, Greece), she holds a BA degree from the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art, TEI of Athens, Greece (1996) and a MA degree with distinction from the Northumbria University in UK (1998) in Arts in Conservation of Fine Art, specialized in paper conservation.

From 1998 until 2022 she worked as a paper conservator for archival material, books and works of art on paper collaborating with museums, private and public collections. Her professional activities include participation in preservation and conservation projects, while she has been involved in education and research programs with several publications for the last 20 years. Her interest has mainly focused on the effect of oil binders on the paper support of books, archival material and works of art, but she has also engaged in the research on the evaluation of the condition of copy book and copy letters and the documentation and treatment of special categories of archival material on parchment.

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  • Letters patent for the establishment of Roman Catholic confraternities in the seventeenth century in Greece: Typology, materials and aspects of preservation, Banou, P., Stassinou, A. 19 Apr 2023, Care and conservation of manuscripts 18, Copenhagen, Denmark, Museum Tusculanum Press
  • Oil Media on Paper: Investigating the Interaction of Cold-Pressed Linseed Oil with Paper Supports with FTIR Analysis, Banou, P., Boyatzis, S., Choulis , K., Theodorakopoulos, C., Alexopoulou, A. 2 Jun 2023, In: Polymers
  • Non-destructive investigation of paintings on different substrates. Methodology, achievements and limitations, Kaminari, A., Banou, P., Moutsatsou, A., Alexopoulou, A. 16 Jan 2022, In: Design/Arts/Culture
  • Oil Media on Paper: Investigating the Effect of Linseed Oils on Lignocellulosic Paper Supports, Banou, P., Boyatzis, S., Choulis , K., Karabotsos, T., Tsimogiannis, D., Tsakanika, L., Tzia, C., Alexopoulou, A. 2 Jul 2022, In: Analytica
  • Oil Media on Paper: Investigating the Effect of Linseed Oils on Pure Cellulosic Paper Supports. A Research Matter of Damage Assessment, Banou, P., Choulis , K., Karabotsos, T., Tsimogiannis, D., Tsakanika, L., Tzia, C., Alexopoulou, A. 8 Mar 2022, In: Analytica
  • Oil media on paper: reflections on condition assessment in a new context, Banou, P. 2022, Contemporary Issues in Book and Paper Conservation, Archetype Publications

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  • Oral presentation: Increasing awareness for the protection of archival material, books and works of art on paper: tools and opportunities in a new framework. 2023
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: ERC 2024. Written heritage: new challenges and perspectives 2023
  • Editorial work: Verlag Berger Horn (Publisher) 2023
  • Oral presentation: Oil Media on Paper: Investigating the Effect of Linseed Oils on Paper Supports via VOC analysis” 2022
  • Oral presentation: The challenge of displaying archival material and books: the role and the viewpoint of a paper conservator 2022
  • Other: HORIZON EU FUNDED PROJECT - GREen ENdeavor in Art ResToration (GreenArt) 2022
  • Oral presentation: Investigating the effect of oil binders on the paper supports: modelling deterioration via FTIR and VOC analysis using GC-MS 2022

  • Fine Art MA (Hons) September 01 1997
  • Conservation BA September 01 1996


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