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BA Program in the Archaeology, History, and Literature of Ancient Greece


Laboratory Teaching Staff

Michel Roggenbucke is Laboratory Teaching Staff in the Department of History and Archaeology of the NKUA. He holds a BA from the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens (1994) and MA in Museum Studies, at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2014). Currently he is a PhD candidate of Classical Archaeology in the NKUA, specializing in andient iron metallurgy.

He is in charge of the “Conservation Unit”, established in 2010 in the premises of the Museum of Archaeology and History of Art of NKUA. He has also worked as an archaeological conservator of the Publication Team for the Institute of Aegean Prehistory, Study Center for East Crete, in various excavations in Crete and Turkey (1998-2008) and as contract conservator for the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, in various locations around Greece (1994-998).

Research interests

  • Archaeometallurgy
  • Museology
  • Conservation techniques in the excavation field and the laboratory

Research Experience

He has participated in the following research projects

2012-2015: Archaeometry Team member for the research project: THALES - UOA - The Apollo Sanctuary and the Late Roman Settlement in Halasarna (Kos). The history of an ancient sanctuary, its decline & its final transformation into a Late Roman/Early Christian settlement. Subject: Analysis of bronze and iron artifacts by using

2004-2008: ARCHEM Project, «Extraction of Organic Residue from Archaeological Artifacts». INSTAP-SCEC and Museum of Cretan Ethnology, Vori, Crete.

Selected Publications

Nodarou E. and Roggenbucke M. 2015. Appendix I: Analysis of Prepalatial Pottery with Scanning Electron Microscopy, in Y. Papadatos & C. Sofianou (eds.) Livari Skiadi, A Minoan Cemetery in Southeast Crete, Volume I: Excavation and Finds, pp. 129-131. Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press.

Ε. Φράγκου, Π. Τζανουλίνος, Μ. Ρογκενμπούκε, “Η συντήρηση ως εργαλείο ανάδειξης χαμένων πληροφοριών. Η περίπτωση του έργου «Φιλοστοργία» του Γιαννούλη Χαλεπά”. Ημέρες Τέχνης στην Ελλάδα, Τεύχος 3 Φθινόπωρο-Χειμώνας 2015-2016, σ.σ. 108-115. ΕLIA Εκδοτική-Διαφημιστική, Αθήνα.

Alexandra S. Sfyroera, Yiannis Papadatos, Michel Roggenbucke, “Practicing Archaeology in the Museum - Livari project: The experience of transforming a university from an exhibition hall to a place of archaeological practice museum”, XVI Universeum Network Meeting, University of Athens, Greece, 11-13 June 2015.

Ε. Φράγκου, Π. Τζανουλίνος, Μ. Ρογκενμπούκε (in press), «Yannoulis Halepas’ ‘Affection’: Dilemmas and Conservation Treatment». Conference on the Conservation of Cultural Heritage. Challenges and Reviews. 25-29 May 2015, Athens.

Roggenbucke M., Mertzani M., Desalermou C., Katsidima A., (online edition). “Conservation ripples”, ICOM Committee for Conservation session at ICOM General Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 10–17, 2013 .

Ρογκενμπούκε Μ., Παναγιωτοπούλου Α. Και Μερτζάνη Μαρία, (υπό έκδοση). «Μελέτη και Συντήρηση Γύψινων Εκμαγείων του 20ου Αιώνα των Γλυπτών του Δυτικού Αετώματος του Ναού της Αφαίας». Πρακτικά 3oυ Συμποσίου "Αρχαιολογική Έρευνα και Νέες Τεχνολογίες", Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου, Καλαμάτα, 3-6 Οκτωβρίου 2012 - 3d Symposium on "Archaeological Research and New Technologies", University of Peloponnese, Kalamata, Ocrober 2-6, 2012.

Ρογκενμπούκε Μ., «Η Μονάδα Συντήρησης του Μουσείου Αρχαιολογίας και Ιστορίας της Τέχνης». Πρακτικά Ημερίδας Πανελλήνιας Ένωσης Συντηρητών Αρχαιοτήτων και Έργων Τέχνης του ΥΠΠΟΤ, ΥΠΠΟΤ, December 3, 2011, Athens.

Ρογκενμπούκε, Μ. και Φράγκου, Ε. (in press), «Συλλογή Παλαιολιθικών Εργαλείων Εξάρχου – Gensonnet. Νέα Μουσειολογική Πρόταση: Προθήκη – Εκπαιδευτικά Προγράμματα». Πρακτικά Ημερίδας Διδακτικής των Γεωπιστημών, ΕΚΠΑ, April 15, 2011, Αthens.

M. Roggenbucke & K. Nikakis, 2007, is Site Conservation at Liman Tepe ”. In G. Arun (ed.). Studies on Historical Heritage. September 17-21, Antalya. Proceedings of the International Symposium, pp. 157-162. MAYA BASIN YAYIN. Istanbul, Turkey.