Short CV : Conservation practice, research and teaching
After being graduated in 1985 in Conservation and restoration of cultural property in University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Maîtrise des Sciences et Techniques de Conservation et Restauration des Biens Culturels), Régis Bertholon worked as scientific director of the Institut de Restauration et de Recherches Archéologiques et Paléométallurgiques in Compiègne from 1987 to 1992. Conservation scientist in the laboratory EDF-Valectra from 1992 to 1998, his works dealt mainly on stabilisation of copper alloys active corrosion using electrolytic techniques.
At the same time lecturer in University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne since 1986, he also founded the Metal conservation department in IFROA (now INP) and was Head of this department from 1992 to 1996.
Appointed Associate Lecturer in University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne from 1995 to 2001 (part-time), he received a PhD in Archaeology (Conservation) from this university in 2000 (Subject: Location of the original surface of archaeological metal objects). He was then elected Senior Lecturer in 2001 (full time) and is in charge of the students specialised in archaeology conservation until 2011.
He is currently in charge of the Conservation-restauration Departement in the HE-Arc in Neuchatel. The HE-Arc is part of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO). The HE-Arc CR is part of the Swiss Conservation-Restoration Campus and a member of ENCoRE. It has four main activities : Basic Education (for the Bachelor and Master), Continuing Education, Research & Development and Services to professionals or heritage institutions as museums and archaeological organisations.
Main teaching interests
Methodology and ethics in conservation-restoration ;
Conservation and restoration of metal objects ;
Corrosion of archaeological metal artefacts
Methodology of conservation ;
Cultural values of heritage objects ;
History of the conservation and restoration ;
Methods to describe corrosion of archaeological metals
Location of the limit of the original surface on metals after alteration.
Institut National du Patrimoine (INP-National Institute for Cultural Heritage), Aubervilliers, France since 1992 : Lectures in Conservation Ethics, History of Restoration, Conservation and restoration methodology, Metal making techniques, Corrosion of metals, Conservation of metal artefacts, Chemistry applied to conservation (complexing agents, surfactants) 1992-1996 : Head of the Department of Metal Restoration Institut de Formation des Restaurateurs d’Oeuvres d'Art (INP-IFROA), Paris. (part-time) Creation of this new department (opening Oct.94), lectures and practical training in Conservation of metal artefacts
Lycée Professionnel Tolbiac, Paris, France 2002 – 2012 : Lecturer in methodology and ethics of conservation, metal techniques and corrosion, climate control Mention Complémentaire Entretien des collections du patrimoine 2009-2012 FCIL 2002-2008
Université Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I, Paris, France 1987 – 2011 : 2001-2011 : Senior Lecturer (Maître de Conférences) Université Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I, Paris, Department of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, Faculty of Art and Archaeology (UFR 03), Lectures in Conservation Ethics, History of Restoration, Methodology, Metal making techniques, Corrosion of metals, Conservation of metal artefacts, Chemistry applied to conservation. 1995-2001 : Université Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I, Associate Lecturer (half-time) 1986-1995 : Université Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I, Teacher in Conservation of metal artefacts, Workshop practice
Laboratoire EDF-Valectra, Electricité de France, St-Denis, France 1992-1995 and 1985 - 1987 : Conservation Scientist Laboratoire EDF-Valectra, Electricité de France, St Denis (France). Application of analytical techniques and electrochemical processes to the conservation of cultural heritage (as part of a cultural patronage policy). Conservation treatments of the Graeco-Roman bronze statue of Artemis from Petra (Jordan), the Dead Sea Copper Scroll of Qumran (Palestine), archaeological bronze and iron objects coming from Mafraq and Jerash (Jordan), cannon guns in bronze, cast iron and wrought iron coming from underwater sites off French coasts, the medieval astronomical clock of the Bourges Cathedral (France).
Institut de Restauration et de Recherches Archéologiques et Paléométallurgiques (IRRAP), Compiègne, France 1987 – 1992 : Scientific Director (Institut for Restoration and Archaeological Researches on Ancient Metals) In addition to the technical and scientific matters in charge of the management of the institute and its 7 people staff, budget, business dealings with museums and archaeological teams and administrative relationships with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
University Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris 1 PhD degree, Archaeology, speciality Conservation and Restoration, Doctorate 1997 – 2000 (with distinction), defended Dec 20th 2000. Subject : Doctoral thesis on the "Location of the original surface of archaeological metal objects" original title : « La limite de la surface d'origine des objets métalliques archéologiques : caractérisation, localisation et approche des mécanismes de conservation. », distinction : mention très honorable avec félicitations à l'unanimité du jury (http://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-00331190/fr/ ) Supervisor : Jean-Pierre Sodini, Professor in Archaeology in the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
University Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA) [Research Master's degree], Archaeology, speciality Conservation and Restoration, graduated 1986 1985 – 1986 Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA) [A.Master's degree] in Archaeology (speciality : Conservation and Restoration) in the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, pass with 80% upwards, completed 1986. Dissertation on "the use of electrochemical techniques in the conservation or archaeological iron and lead artefacts". (L'application des techniques électrochimiques à la conservation-restauration des objets archéologiques en fer et en plomb).
University Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I Maîtrise de Sciences et Techniques (MST) de Conservation-Restauration des Biens Culturels, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, graduated 1985 1982 – 1985 Maîtrise de Sciences et Techniques (MST) de Conservation-Restauration des Biens Culturels - Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (speciality : Archaeology) in the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, pass with 80% upwards, completed 1985, (Maîtrise = 4 years in higher education).
University Claude Bernard Lyon I DEUG Sciences des Structures de la Matière, Material Science, Chemistry, awarded 1979 – 1982 DEUG Sciences des Structures de la Matière - Material Science (speciality : Chemistry) in the Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, Lyon (France) completed 1981, (DEUG =2 years in higher education).