The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
ASCSA
Nicole, Takis, and Tasos at work

Conservation Staff

Head Conservator- Nicole Anastasatou
Nicol Anastasatou obtained a diploma in Applied Arts (Stained – glass Window Artist – Mosaic Artist) from the 2nd Technical and Vocational Educational School in Applied Arts, and later a full Diploma in Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art at the Technological Educational Institution of Athens.  From 1991 to 2003, Nicol worked as a conservator for the Greek Ministry of Culture in several museums and sites of the islands of Delos, Santorini, Samos, Kithnos, Paros, Naxos, and Myconos. She was the Head of the Conservation Laboratory and the Head Conservator for the Tholos, The Stadium, and the Greek Baths at the archaeological site of Epidauros and she has obtained her license for the Antiquities Conservation issued by the Greek Ministry of Culture, num. 406.  Additionally, she has been an Instructor of conservation technicians and site/museum guards for the Greek Ministry of Education Organization of Professional Education and Instruction.  Nicol has been working as head conservator for Corinth Excavations since 2003.

CONSERVATION TECHNICIANS- Dimitrios Notis
Working closely with the conservator is the conservation technician, Takis Notis (left, shown with former Conservation Technician Tasos Kakouros). Takis began washing pottery sherds with other boys in the village at the age of nine and worked his way up from barrow boy to shovel man until making pickman in 1985.  While a pickman, he concurrently learned conservation of frescoes and mosaics from S. Bouzaki and A. Chiotis.  He began working in the conservation room full time in 1998, saving his expertise as an excavator for the most delicate jobs such as the Frankish cemetery which he dug with Dr. Art Rohn from 1995-1997.