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Christos Karydis

Christos Karydis
Ionian University, Zante, Greece · Department of Environment

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Current research interests: preventive conservation of organic materials, fibre identification, theology & art, icons and textiles. Documentation and preventive conservation of collection in Mount Athos
Additional affiliations
January 2018 - present
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Position
  • Academic responciple
Description
  • Academic responsible for the e-learning programme 'Preventive Conservation of Works of Art'
November 2017 - present
Ionian University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Appointment to the position of Assistant Professor of preventive conservation of organic works of art, TEI of Ionian Islands, ΦΕΚ 1099/τΓ/03-11-2017.
September 2017 - present
Iconography School 'Fotis Kontoglou'
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • Iconography School by Holy Metropolis of Monemvasia & Sparta.
Education
October 2010 - June 2014
Hellenic Open University
Field of study
  • Orthodox Theology
October 2006 - November 2007
Northumbria University
Field of study
  • Preventive Conservation of Works of Art
October 2005 - May 2009
University of Lincoln
Field of study
  • Preventive conservation, scientific analysis, history of textiles

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Publications (43)
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Ο ναΐσκος του Αγίου Σπυρίδωνος Σπάτων της οικογένειας Μανιά είναι επιπεδόστεγη μονόκλιτη βασιλική μικρών διαστάσεων με ξυλοσκεπή αναγερθείσα το 2005. Στο εσωτερικό του υπάρχει ζωγραφικός διάκοσμος που κοσμεί τους τοίχους, το τέμπλο και την οροφή με την τεχνική της ξηρογραφίας (secco), φιλοτεχνημένος από τον εικαστικό Τάσο Λουκίδη το 1941 (έτος αποπ...
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This paper describes the evaluation experiment of the websites of museums’ conservation labs. For this purpose an experiment has been implemented with the participation of 81 subjects and a multi-criteria decision-making model has been used for processing the results and draw conclusions about the electronic presence of the conservation labs of mus...
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Wax effigies, fully dressed life-size models of human figures, have been constructed since the medieval times. The construction materials of historical effigies differ to the contemporary ones, yet the construction process of the wax parts has more or less remained unchanged over the centuries. This paper starts with the history, construction mater...
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The Municipal Library is one of the most important providers of information and culture services in the area that it serves. It provides access to a variety of sources and media as well as support for the public to be able to identify, evaluate, isolate, compose and use the information of its interest. However, ever-changing conditions in today's s...
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Ένα από τα ‘ιδιαίτερα’ θρησκευτικά έργα της μεταβυζαντινής περιόδου συγκαταλέγονται και τα ευρέως γνωστά ως «προσκυνητάρια» ή διαφορετικά, «Ιεροσολυμίτικα» έργα. Είναι ζωγραφικές συνθέσεις που αποτυπώνουν τους Αγίους Τόπους, όπου περπάτησε και έζησε κατά τη διάρκεια της επίγειας ζωής Του, μέχρι την ώρα της Σταύρωσης και της Αναστάσεως, ο Χριστός. Α...
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Η φωτογραφική καταγραφή των έργων τέχνης είναι απαραίτητη πριν από κάθε εργασία συντήρησης, ώστε να καταγραφεί και αποτυπωθεί η παθολογία των φθορών όπως και τα ιστορικά στοιχεία ενός αντικειμένου. Η φωτογραφική τεκμηρίωση είναι δυνατόν να περιλαμβάνει γενικές φωτογραφίες αλλά και ειδικές (π.χ. λεπτομέρειες, κ.α.). Οι ειδικές φωτογραφίες σε ένα έρ...
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Abstact Our era is characterized by the presence of new technologies in every aspect. Like all organizations, libraries are called upon to adapt to the new data and the developments they bring about. The exploitation of technology and applications enables the creation of a more integrated organization of their services through digital proposals. Th...
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The purpose of this announcement is the presentation of the study and conservation of ecclesiastical heirlooms from the Holy Church of Panagia Kryoneritisa, in the area of Kryoneri in Zakynthos. The recording and conservation was carried out at the workshops of the Division of the Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art, of the Ionian Universi...
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The purpose of this announcement is to share the results of the study of Orthodox historical painted textile called antiminsia dated around the 18th- 19th century, displayed in churches and monasteries on the Island of Zakynthos . The fields of study concern the antiminsia as a liturgical fabric, in the historical and social context of the era in t...
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The Shipwreck (Navagio) is the most important touristic attraction of Zakynthos island in Greece and its fame radius is expanding on a global scale. It is a 20th century ship that in 1982 stray to a particularly inaccessible beach in the northwestern part of Zakynthos island. The particular sight is ranked every year very high on the lists of the m...
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The museums' conservation labs and the treatments on the artifacts many times are overlooked and are not obvious for the public. Nevertheless, their content, which is more specialized than the content of the main museum, may be of interest to students, researchers, archaeologists, tourists, artists for further education and preservation guidelines...
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The evaluation of cultural websites is a complicated procedure that depends on several criteria. The main contribution of this paper is on showing how this process may be implemented. For this reason, different multi-criteria decision-making methods are combined and compared for processing the results of the evaluation. More specifically, the paper...
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Το περιεχόμενο της μελέτης, το οποίο σε δώδεκα (12) κεφάλαια καλύπτει την παρουσίαση όλων των κατασκευαστικών υλικών και τεχνικών της φορητής εικόνας και των πινάκων, διαμορφώθηκε για μεγαλύτερη ευκολία σε τρία κύρια μέρη. Στο πρώτο μέρος αναλύονται όλα τα κατασκευαστικά υλικά της φορητής εικόνας (ξύλο, ύφασμα, προετοιμασία, χρωστικές, συνδετικά υλ...
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The monastery of St. John the Theologian in Patmos, which dates back to the 11th century, is today a major spiritual and artistic entity in the Mediterranean archaeological, ecclesiastical and cultural history. Since 1999, the monastery has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, which demonstrates its historical significance. The monaster...
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Fibre samples from the fabric support of 33 Eastern Orthodox icons dating from the 14 th to the 18 th centuries A.D, owned by the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki, Greece, were studied in order to identify the construction material of their fabric substrate. The methods employed included sampling, preparation on glass slides, Optical Mic...
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Websites play an important role in promoting culture. However, the only way of confirming that a website is easily accessible, usable and provide adequate information to its user is by evaluating it. A common method of evaluation is the inspection method. Inspection methods are conducted by experts. In this paper, we present an inspection evaluatio...
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Η συγκεκριμένη μελέτη χωρίζεται σε δύο μέρη. Στο πρώτο γίνεται αναφορά στην εικονογραφική αναπαράσταση της εικόνας το ΄Ρόδον το Αμάραντον΄ χρησιμοποιώντας βιβλιογραφικές αναφορές. Στο δεύτερο μέρος γίνεται αναφορά στους τρόπους καταγραφής και επεμβατικής συντήρησης της συγκεκριμένης εικόνας. This study is divided into two parts. The first one ref...
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Quite commonly, " worn " , " old " , " rusty " and " rotten " ecclesiastical and litourgical objects end up unwanted and disposed of, burnt or burried following the customs of Eastern Orthodox Church, and replaced by modern ones lacking the artistic and historical value of their predecessors. This paper discusses research, conservation, reuse and e...
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Samples from ecclesiastical textiles (epitaphioi) which date in the byzantine period (14th century) and belong to monasteries of Mount Athos, are investigated using High Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled to a Photodiode Array Detector (HPLC-PDA). Prior to HPLC analysis, the historic samples are treated following a two step method, which was...
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Τα κινητά μνημεία πολιτιστικής κληρονομιάς των μεσογειακών χωρών πλήττονται διαρκώς από τη μάστιγα της αρχαιοκαπηλίας. Η γεωμορφολογία των χωρών αυτών, που χαρακτηρίζεται από ορεινές και νησιωτικές περιοχές και ιδιαίτερα εκτεταμένες ακτογραμμές, καθιστά πολύ δύσκολο το έργο της αποτελεσματικής προστασίας αλλά και της συντήρησης του κινητού πολιτισμ...
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According to the World Heritage Committee, Mount Athos is considered to be of an outstanding universal value, as it is the most important monastic centre of the Christian Orthodox Church. This research focuses on the findings from three (3) Byzantine liturgical textiles known as epitaphioi, which from a historical point of view are the most importa...
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In the frame of the program MoCaCu ‘Mobile Care for the Documentation, Characterisation and Conservation of Movable Cultural Heritage Artifacts from Remote Areas in Greece’, funded partly by the Swiss Confederation-Federal Office of Culture (FOC), a selected number of mainly organic ecclesiastical objects such as icons, textiles, books etc, were se...
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The byzantine church of Agios Georgios is located on the southern edge of the village of Akraiphnion, which was the ancient Boeotian city of Akraifia (Ακραιφίαι or Ακραίφιον). In 1204, the settlement was renamed Karditsa and was included in the duchy of Athens. Αgios Georgios is a domed cross-in-square church with narthex. An exonarthex was added t...
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In the frame of the program MoCaCu‘Mobile Care for the Documentation, Characterisation and Conservation of Movable Cultural Heritage Artifacts from Remote Areas in Greece’, funded partly by the Swiss Confederation-Federal Office of Culture (FOC), a selected number of mainly organic ecclesiastical objects such as icons, textiles, books etc, were sel...
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In the frame of the MoCaCu program: Mobile Care for the Documentation, Characterisation and Conservation of Movable Cultural Heritage Artifacts from Remote Areas in Greece, a number of selected ecclesiastical objects were analysed via physicochemical techniques. The aim was to collect data in order to record the local artists’ materials and techniq...
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Mount Athos is, as many researchers have said, the largest unknown museum of ecclesiastical art and history, which inspired many artists and researchers. The purpose of the text is to present the main "enemies" of the Athonite fabrics as well as the ways of preserving them according to the current standards of preventive conservationand museology....
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Conservation can be divided into two categories in "preventive" and "invasive- interventive". The first is to reduce the likelihood of damage to objects, while the second is to deal with damages that have already occurred. This will attempt to capture some of the ways in which conservation programs have been developed in the UK. The development of...
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The book ‘Science of Preventive Conservation’ is coming to fulfill the Greek bibliographic gap in the science of conservation of antiquities and works of art. A section which for many years was actually developed empirically. Preventive conservation has recently been recognized as a particular subject area in the preservation of antiquities. This b...
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Η ανακοίνωση εστιάζει στην τεχνική μελέτη που αφορά στα λειτουργικά επισκοπικά ενδύματα του Αγίου Διονυσίου, Επισκόπου Αιγίνης και Πολιούχου της Ζακύνθου που χρονολογούνται στον 16ο αι. Πρόκειται για δύο επιτραχήλια που λατρεύονται ως ιερά λείψανα και εκτίθενται στον Ναό του Αγίου Νικολάου στον Μώλο. Η εκκλησιαστική παράδοση αναφέρει ότι με αυτά ασ...
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Ο Σάκκος ως κοσμικό και αργότερα επισκοπικό ένδυμα χρησιμοποιήθηκε από τον 11ο αιώνα αρχικά από τον Οικουμενικό Πατριάρχη ως προνομιούχο ένδυμα τιμής και μετά την πτώση της Κωνσταντινούπολής από το σύνολο των Επισκόπων της Ανατολικής Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησιάς. Στις συλλογές του Αγίου Όρους υπάρχουν Σάκκοι που σύμφωνα με την παράδοση ανήκαν σε σημαντικά ι...
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Epitaphios are complex, large multimedia emboidered Orthodox liturgical textiles. They can be decorated with silver, gold or copper metals threads worked in relief (padded). All these separate elements attached in the surface of the textile, play an integral role especially in determine the aim of the conservation treatment of this type of textile...
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This academic work focuses on the research findings from a collection survey of Euro-Mediterranean post-Byzantine ecclesiastical garments, known as sakkoi, from the Holy Mountain of Athos located in Chalkidiki, Greece. According to the World Heritage Committee, Mount Athos is considered to be of an outstanding universal value, as it is the most imp...
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Mount Athos is probably the most important Eastern Orthodox Monastic Centre, with over twenty active monasteries. Ecclesiastical and folklore textile objects, of inestimable religious, spiritual and historical importance, have been preserved in the monasteries of the Holy Mountain for several centuries. Despite their importance, these objects have...
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Mount Athos has been an Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054 and has enjoyed an autonomous status since Byzantine times. Today, the “Holy Mountain” is still a major centre of the Christian religion with over 20 large, occupied and active monasteries. Peerless artworks of inestimable religious, spiritual and historical importance have been guarded b...
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Ecclesiastical textiles of the post-Byzantine period have been scarcely fully studied, despite the relatively large and impressive collections of garments which is spread around the numerous Christian Orthodox monasteries around the world. Very limited information is available for these precious textile artefacts of the eastern Euro-Mediterranean c...
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The development of preventative strategies for large textile collections in the long term use is essential. The idea of this book came to the author after his PhD research of the textile collections of the most important Orthodox monastic centre in the Eastern Church called Holy Mountain of Athos. Results from the surveys of fourteen inhabitant mon...
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This poster has been produced as part of an academic survey of a collection of Orthodox ecclesiastical liturgical garments, known as sakkoi , from the monastic centre of the Holy Mountain of Athos. These garments are identified as materials with ‘high spiritual’ cultural significance with related symbols and codes from which they can be classified....
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Mount Athos has been an Orthodox spiritual monastic centre and has enjoyed an autonomous statute since Byzantine times. Today the "Holy Mountain" has an outstanding universal value, according to the UNESCO, as it houses rich collections of artworks from various chronological periods (i.e. Classical, Hellenistic etc.) including Byzantine and post-By...

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