Dr Ann Brysbaert

Dr Ann BrysbaertHonorary Lecturer



I have Degrees in archaeology (BA, MA, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, PhD, University of Glasgow, Scotland) and in archaeological conservation (BSc. (hons), UCL, London, U.K.) and I have taken courses on the conservation and analysis of mural plaster and architectural surfaces (Certificate, ICCROM, Rome, Italy), on making ‘al fresco’ paintings (Arte Dedalo, Pienza, Italy) and pigment identification by polarized light Microscopy (IAP, Somerset, U.K.).

Career History

As an archaeologist I have been working in the field as a painted plaster and pigment analyst on several sites and museums in Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Syria and the U.K.

I excavated in Belgium and in Greece and worked as a conservator in Lebanon (UNESCO project, National Museum, Beirut), the Athenian Agora (American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece), INSTAP-SCEC (Crete, Greece), Kythera Survey Project (British School, Athens, Greece), Vander Kelen-Mertens Museum (Leuven, Belgium), among many other locations.

After having worked for several years as a conservator, I was a lecturer at the Department of Museum Studies on the campus-based programme between 2004 and early 2009 and was Programme Director for the MA in Museum Studies by Distance Learning from 2006 until end 2008.
Being based in Athens (Greece) I also teach at CYA/DIKEMES to the yearly incoming undergraduate American students several courses on Archaeology, Ancient Materials and Technologies and Heritage Preservation Issues in Greece. These courses contribute to provide the students with the necessary credits towards finishing their degrees upon their return to their US home university. Apart from this, I also work as a conservator and conservation consultant on a variety of projects (e.g. Kylene Harbour Project, Finnish Institute at Athens).

My current affiliation with the School of Museum Studies materializes in being a tutor on the DL programme modules (from Oct 2009). By teaching on field trips and by writing course materials for DL programmes at the School of Archaeology and Ancient History I am also affiliated to the latter School.

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