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Karolina Soppa

Bern University of the Arts, Department of Conservation and Restoration
Prof., head of the painting and sculpture specialisation
Bern, Switzerland
Karolina Soppa graduated from the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (Germany) in 2006 with a diploma in Conservation and Restoration of Paintings and Painted Sculptures (thesis on the penetration of polybutylmethacrylates in canvas paintings). After working for half a year at the Stichting Kollektief Restauratieatelier (SKRA) in Amsterdam and for one year at the Doerner Institute in Munich, she started writing a PhD thesis on the penetration of protein glues and methylcellulose during the re-adhesion of flaking paint on canvas. She substituted for Professor Volker Schaible at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design in the winter term 2009–2010, followed by a collaboration in a conservation project on Hans Holbein the elder's "Grey Passion" at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. In October 2010, she was appointed professor at the Berne University of Applied Sciences (BUA) in Switzerland. Since 2012 she has been head of the painting and sculpture specialisation and since 2015 coordinator of the BUA "Centre for Wood – Resource and Material“.

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