Cecil Krarup Andersen

Cecil Krarup Andersen

Paintings conservator, Associate Professor, PhD

  • Esplanaden 34

    1263 København K



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Curriculum vitae

Cecil Krarup Andersen is associate professor in paintings conservation at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK).

She graduated from The School of Conservation in Copenhagen in 2005 and received her PhD in structure and mechanics of lined paintings in 2013 from KADK. The PhD was done in collaboration with Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation in Copenhagen (CATS) and The Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute in Washington DC (MCI).

Cecil has more than 10 years of experience as a paintings conservator from Statens Museum for Kunst, The National Museum, Krarup Konservering, Bo Kierkegaard APS, Fælleskonserveringen, Nordjyllands Amts Konserveringsværksted. Roskilde Amts Konserveringscenter and Konserveringscentret for Ribe og Ringkøbing Amter.

Her research focuses on mechanical degradation, environment and structural treatments of paintings. Moderne oil paints degradation as well as conservation, wax-resin lining, crack formation in paintings and computer simulation of canvas paintings are some of the latests fokus points in her research.

Research area

  • Conservation
  • Paintings conservation
  • Mechanical degradation
  • Tensile testing
  • Materials
  • Analysis and deterioration
  • History and culture