Stefani Kavda, PhD Candidate in Conservation, UCL Qatar
Stefani Kavda is currently pursuing a PhD in Conservation at University College London (UCL) Qatar. Her research focuses on degradation and cleaning of synthetic polymers in the field of design. She graduated as an object conservator in Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art from the Technological Educational Institution (T.E.I) of Athens, Greece. In 2014 she received an MSc in Conservation Studies from UCL Qatar, with an emphasis on modern materials. Her final thesis was devoted to the use of solvent‐based gel systems on polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and sucrose in contemporary art and design.
Ms Kavda has completed internships as a conservator at INSTAP - EC (Institute for the Aegean Prehistory) in Crete, the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, Die Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum in Munich and Fondazione Plart in Naples.