Team of Queens

A group of eight conservators make up the moving team undertaking the practical work in relocating the collections at the University Museum in Bergen. We are divided in between three fields of conservation and educated from 4 different schools ranging from Sweden to Brazil. The mixture in field, background, experience and expertise strengthens our ability to complement each other in the process of working with different museum objects originating in cultural as well as natural history.

The responsibility the moving projects two main collections is divided between Marie-Louise Lorentzen, a painting conservator educated at the department of conservation at Göteborg University, Sweden, and Christina Holmefjord, a conservator of natural history educated at the School of Conservation in Copenhagen, Denmark. Marie-Louise is in charge of moving the cultural history objects the collections and Christina the natural history objects.

The rest of the team consists of:

Soraya Rodrigues, a painting and sculpture conservator educated at Centro de Conservação e Restauração (CECOR) at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil.

Alexandra Böhme, a painting conservator educated at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, Germany.

Marielle Bergh, a conservator of natural history educated at the department of conservation at Göteborg University, Sweden.

Stine Rost-Kronvang, a graphic conservator (paper, books, photography and digital media) educated at the School of Conservation in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Maiken Ploug Riisom, a conservator of natural history educated at the School of Conservation in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Signe Michelsen, a conservator of natural history educated at the School of Conservation in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Alongside the practical team there is a lot of teamwork with other university staff. The project involves administrative, curatorial, it and directorial staff, both involved in the planning process and acting as consultants during the project.

From left to right: Signe, Marie-Louise, (Gaute), Stine, Maiken, Marielle, Christina, Soraya and Alexandra.

Gaute is one of our partners connected to the natural history collections in the moving project.