Here you can find all employees in NIKU, click on the arrow to sort by category and click on the name for more information.
Dagheid BergPaintings conservator
Phone: 23355213 Mobile: 41540086
Brit HeggenhougenPaintings conservator
Phone: 23355035Mobile: 41464571
Her main tasks include: Architectural paint research, conservation and restoration of wallpaper (both canvas and paper), polychrome sculpture and wall paintings, and decoration on walls.
At NIKU Heggenhougen has been project manager for a number of projects, amongst others, the restoration of a painted canvas wall-hanging dated to 1770 at Stend manor and the restoration of wallpaper dated to 1780 at Loftesnes manor.
Heggenhougen graduated as a cabinetmaker in 1977, and worked as a carpenter in a private workshop for three years. She has studied art history and ethnology at the University of Bergen. Heggenhougen was trained as a paintings conservator at the Directorate for Cultural Heritage (1985-1992 ).
Phone: 93679540Mobile: 93679540
Nina Kjølsen JernæsActing Head of Department / Paintings conservator
Phone: 23355252Mobile: 41411353
Jernæs’ main areas of work are examination, condition assessment, and conservation of paintings on canvas, panel, and polychrome sculpture, with focus on art and interiors in churches. At NIKU Jernæs has been project manager for a number of projects of variable size. Jernæs most often works on projects where the employers are the Directorate for Cultural Heritage or private owners.
Jernæs received a master degree in art conservation from the University in Oslo in 2008. The last semester was undertaken at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
Within her MA study and in later works Jernæs has focused on paintings with the motif “The Passion Clock”, a Scandinavian 18th century phenomenon that is found in a number of churches and in private collections.
Phone: 23355046Mobile: 46921158
Her areas of work are architectural paint research as well as the conservation and restoration of wall paintings and decorations on walls. She is an advisor on the issues related to plaster work and surface treatment/paint. In addition, she has specialized in the application of handheld XRF-analysis and digital documentation.
Kaun has previously worked as a freelancer in the field of conservation and restoration of wall paintings in Germany, Austria and Norway.
Kaun completed an apprenticeship as painter in Germany (1994) before she graduated as conservator in 2003 at the University of Applied Science Potsdam (Germany) in the field of conservation and restoration of wall paintings and polychrome architectural surfaces.
Hanne Moltubakk KemptonPaintings conservator
Phone: 23355034Mobile: 92831416
Her field of work is condition assessment and treatment of paintings, polychrome sculpture, monumental art/church art and other painted surfaces. She has experience with analytical techniques for identification of pigments and binding media in paint. She is involved in NIKUs project on x-ray fluorescence (handheld XRF instrument).
Previously she has worked as paintings conservator at Mauritshuis in the Hague (2008), at the Munch Museum (2008) and at the University of Oslo, where she worked with Edvard Munchs monumental paintings in the festival hall (2009-2010).
Kempton has a Master degree in paintings conservation from the University of Oslo (2000-2008).
Ingrid MathesonPaintings conservator
Phone: 23355009Mobile: 92884501
Her main field of work includes condition surveys as well as conservation and restoration work on paintings on canvas or wood. She has broad experience with the conservation of both large scale and easel paintings, ranging from 16th century to contemporary art. In recent years she has been engaged in projects related to public art management. At NIKU she has been project manager for a number of projects.
Matheson has previously worked as a paintings conservator at the National Museum of Art (2002-2003) and the Munch Museum (2004-2007). She has a Degree in Conservation from the University of Oslo (2000 – 2003).
Karen MengshoelPaintings Conservator
Phone: 23355214Mobile: 41518639
Her main areas of interest are investigations, condition assessment and conservation of painted surfaces on panel and canvas.
She has previously worked at The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (2007), The Munch/Stenersen Museum (2007-2008), and at the University of Oslo, where she carried out analyses, documentation and conservation treatment on the Aula frieze by Edvard Munch (2008-2011).
Mengshoel has a BA in Cultural- and Social studies, and completed her MA in paintings conservation from The University of Oslo with an internship at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva.
Tone Marie OlstadResearcher / Paintings conservator
Olstad workeded as a paintings conservator at the Directorate for Cultural Heritage (1985-1994). She has worked as chief executive officer at the ABM-utvikling /NMU (a governmental centre for archives, libraries and museums) now a part of Arts Council, Norway (1999) and held the position as head of conservation section at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo (2004-2006).
Olstad holds a craft certificate as cabinet maker, and studied art history at the University of Oslo before taking her diploma as paintings conservator in 1985.
Christina SpaarschuhPaintings conservator
Phone: 23355066Mobile: 47994790
Spaarschuh has broad experience with the conservation of large scale paintings such as Kai Fjell’s monumental decorations at the former Oslo airport in Fornebu, but also church art from the renaissance and baroque periods. In recent years she has been engaged in projects related to public art management. Currently she is working on a research project on “The Use and Preservation of Public Art in Oslo’s Schools” which connects her background as a conservator with perspectives within cultural heritage management, cultural politics and art mediation. She also has experience with x-radiography of artworks.
Spaarschuh previously worked as a freelancer in the field of paintings and polychrome sculpture conservation in Munich, Germany.
Edwin VerweijPaintings conservator
He examines historical interiors, executes condition reports and advises on conservation related subjects dealing with painted surfaces within building conservation.
His main areas of expertise are decoration methods and technics used in Norway and abroad, especially from the 18th century, with an emphasis on historical colour schemes and the analyses of the materials used.
He was self-employed from 1998 and worked on several projects within the field of architectural paint research and conservation in The Netherland, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. He has a degree in museology (1990) and conservation of paintings, painted objects and historical interiors (1998) in The Netherlands.
He works at NIKU since 2007 and as is currently an assistant coordinator for the working group Sculpture, Polychromy and Architectural Decoration of ICOM - Committee for Conservation.
Barbro WedvikPaintings conservator
Phone: 23355024Mobile: 97790789
Anne Apalnes ØrnhøiPaintings conservator
Phone: 23355050Mobile: 93655942
Ørnhøis main areas of work are examination, condition assessment, and conservation of paintings on canvas, panel and metal, in addition to polychrome sculpture and modern art. At NIKU Ørnhøi has been project manager for a number of projects for, amongst others, The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Directorate for Cultural Heritage and private owners.
Ørnhøi has previously worked as a paintings conservator at the Munch Museum (2007). Ørnhøi received a master degree in art conservation from the University in Oslo in 2006.