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Sevdalina Neykova

Address: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2 Saborna St., 1000 Sofia
Work experience
April 2011-March 2012 Head of Laboratory for Analyses, Conservation and Restoration in National Institute of Archaeology with Museum in Sofia
Since 2006 Restorer in Laboratory for Analyses, Conservation and Restoration in National Institute of Archaeology with Museum in Sofia

Education and training
Since October 2012 Ph.D. student of Technical University – Munich, Faculty of Architecture. Subject: Preventive Conservation for Archaeological Sites. Thesis tutor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Burmester, Director of Doerner Institute, Munich, Germany
September-October 2010 Specialization in Valamo Conservation Center in New Valamo, Finland. Subject: Conservation of over painted icons
November 2009 Participation in course on Laser cleaning in conservation in National conservation center. Liverpool, UK
October 2009 Participation in international workshop with subject Risk Assessment for Museum Collections organized by ICOM – SEE. Belgrade, Serbia 
June 2009 Participation in international conference and workshop with subject Conservation of Resin Varnishes on Byzantine Icons organized by Byzantine and Christian Museum. Athens, Greece
2007 Qualification for work with sources of alpha, beta, neutron and X rays in National Centre of  Radiobiology and Radiation Protection, Sofia, Bulgaria
January-May 2005 Course study in I.S.I.A. – University of Industrial Design, Faenza, Italy. Subject: Use of 3D techniques in the restoration of wall paintings detached from their original location
2001-2006 M.A. in Conservation and Restoration, National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria, Faculty of applied arts, Department of Conservation
  
Participation in international and national projects:

2011 Participation in international project “Pont Euxin: Geoarcheologie des cites grecques du sud et de l’ouest de la Mer Noir”
2009-2011 Participation in national project “Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Application in Archaeology”. Financed by Fund Scientific Investigations
2009-2011 Participation in national project “The old Bulgarian capitals Pliska and Veliki Preslav and their surroundings”. Financed by Fund Scientific Investigations
2009-2010 Participation in international project “Revitalization of Cultural and Natural Heritage in South East Europe” – II phase of the ICOM project “Application of risk assessment in South East Europe”. Financed by the European Commission
2009 Participation in international project “ICON NETWORK”. Financed by the European Commission

Languages
English and Italian
Bulgarian (mother tongue)

Computer skills and competences
Operation systems and programs: Windows XP,  Windows Vista, Microsoft Office, Google Office, Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, Rhinoceros

Membership in national and international organizations
Member of ICOM (International Council of Museums)
Member of the Association of conservator/ restorers in Bulgaria ( part of E.C.C.O - European Confederation of Conservator – Restorers Organizations )

Publications
2013 (under publishing) Neykova, S. Originals, Forgeries, or Restored Forgeries? The Investigation and Conservation of Three Chinese Ceramic Burial Horse Figurines. In: Interdisciplinary Studies. 2013/ XXIV. Sofia
2013
Neykova, S. Restoration of an Ancient Acroterion from an Unknown Temple in Aegean Trace. In: Bulgarian e-Journal of Archaeology. 1/ 2013. ISSN: 1314-5088
2013
Neykova, S. Risk Assessment and Treatment for the Permanent Exhibition of the National Archaeological Museum in Bulgaria. In: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals. 8:4. Pp. 39 – 52. Altamira Press
2012 Blagoev, C., Grozeva, M., Malcheva, G., Neykova, S. Investigation by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, X-Ray Fluorescence and X-Ray Powder Diffraction of the Chemical Composition of White Clay Ceramic Tiles from Veliki Preslav. In: Spectrochimica Acta, Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy. ISSN (Print) 0584-8547. November 2012
2012 Neykova, S. The Mosaic Icon of the Virgin Hodeghetria from the National Archaeological Museum. In: Problems of the Art. 2/ 2012. ISSN: 0032 – 9371. Sofia
2011 Neykova, S. Pigment Analysis of Wall Painting Fragments from the Royal Palace and the Royal Church in Veliki Preslav. In: Archaeology. LI 2010 3/4. Sofia
2009 Neykova, S. “Conservation and Analysis of Varnish Layer of 14th Century Icon from the National Archaeological Museum in Bulgaria”. In: E-Bulletin of ICON NETWORK project

Popular – science articles:
2009 Neykova, S. Between Science and Attraction. The Architectural Restoration of Bulgaria’s Biggest Medieval Cities. In: Odysseus. 3/ 2009. ISSN 1311-901X03. Sofia
2008 Neykova, S. The Mystery of the Missing Amber Room. In: Odysseus. 12/ 2008. ISSN 1311-901X12. Sofia
2007 Neykova, S. The Collections of the Vatican Museums. In: Odysseus 9/ 2007. ISSN 1311-901X09. Sofia
2007 Neykova, S. The Capitol Museum in Rome. In: Odysseus 1/ 2007. ISSN 1311-901X01. Sofia
2006 Neykova, S. The Churches of Bologna from 3rd to 7th Century. In: Odysseus 4/ 2006. ISSN 1311-901X04. Sofia

Papers:
2013 Neykova, S. “Ethic and scientific approaches in the conservation of terracotta masks and figures from the archaeological site of Heraclea Sintica in Bulgaria ”. Presented at International Conference Heraclea Sintica: From Hellenistic polis to Roman civitas (4th c. BC-6th c. AD). Petrich, Bulgaria
2011 Neykova, S. Risk Treatment of Identified Risks for the Permanent Exhibition of the National Archaeological Museum in Sofia”. Presented at International Symposium and Workshop on Cultural Property Risk Analysis. Lisbon, Portugal
2011 Neykova, S. Study of the Provenience and Restoration of the Mosaic icon Virgin Hodeghetria from the National Archaeological Museum in Sofia”. Presented at XXII International Congress of Byzantine Studies; August, Sofia, Bulgaria. Presented at International symposium and workshop “Mosaic: Archaeometry, Technology and Conservation; October, Faenza, Italy
2011 Neykova, S. Ten Agents of Deterioration for the Permanent Exhibition of the National Archaeological Museum in Bulgaria. Presented at Annual Conference of the Association of Conservators in Bulgaria; April, Sofia, Bulgaria; at International Conference Revitalization of Cultural and Natural Heritage in South East Europe; August, Sofia, Bulgaria
2010 Neykova, S. Introduction to Laser Cleaning in Conservation. Presented at a National Conference “LIBS Analysis in the Field of Archaeology”. May, Troyan, Bulgaria
2009 Neykova, S. Conservation and Analysis of Varnish Layer of 14th Century Icon from National Archaeological Museum in Bulgaria. Presented at International Conference on Conservation of Resin Varnishes of Byzantine Icons. July, Athens, Greece
2008 Penkova, P., Bonev, P., Ivanova, E., Neykova, S. Analyses and Conservation of Bronze, Silver, Golden and Ceramic Objects from the Archaeological Excavations of a Thracian Tumulus Near Elhovo. Presented at 48-th National Archaeological Conference. May, Shumen, Bulgaria
2004 Neykova, S. Restoration of two kapitels from the church of St. George in Drianovo. Presented at National Conference of Conservators in Bulgaria; Sofia, Bulgaria

Posters:
2011 G. Malcheva, C. Blagoev, M. Grozeva, S. Neykova. Investigation by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, X-Ray Fluorescence and X-Ray Powder Diffraction of the Chemical Composition of White Clay Ceramic Tyles from Veliki Preslav. Presented at VI Euro-Mediterranean Symposium on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy; Izmir, Turkey.
2010 Neykova, S., Vanev, I.  Transfer of Two Fresco Fragments from the Apse of a Church from a Citadel near the Town of Rakitovo. Presented at “Forum Restoration”; Sofia, Bulgaria.
2009 Neykova, S. Ten Agents of Deterioration for the Permanent Exhibition of the National Archaeological Museum in Bulgaria. Presented at “Forum Restoration”; Sofia, Bulgaria


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