Vassiou Ermioni

PhD Student

Ermioni Vassiou has graduated from Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art at University of Ionian Islands presenting a graduation thesis entitled: ‘The Art of Engraving from 15th to 19th century. Conservation and Preservation of engravings from collections at the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki’.

Ermioni continued her studies at Master’s degree programme in Protection, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Mechanisms (Direction B, MSc) at Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Subject of her Master thesis was about: ‘Composition of iron gall inks from historic recipes, application on substrates with various writing instruments and their study before and after accelerated aging’.

Alongside she has work experience in the field of Conservation in Book and Paper, Wall Painting and Wooden Sculpture artifacts.  Currently, Ermioni Vassiou is a PhD candidate at University of West Attica continued with a thesis entitled: “Study of physico-chemical degradation of iron gall inks based on historical Byzantine recipes. Investigation of the role of metal ions by non-destructive spectroscopic techniques.”  under the supervision of Dr. Andreas Karydas (XRF laboratory, INPP at NCSR “Demokritos”), Prof. Stamatios Boyatzis and Αssistant Professor Vassiliki Kokla at the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art, University of West Attica