Emilia Sleczek

Emilia Sleczek attained a degree in Art Technology, Conservation and Restoration of painting on mobile image carriers from the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts in 2011. Prior to studying, she gained several years of practical experience, for example through a year-long internship at the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) in Dresden. During a post-graduate traineeship at the Doerner Institut, which is responsible for the collection of the Neue Pinakothek and Sammlung Schack, she worked on the conservation, restoration and maintenance of the collection as well as exhibitions. Most recently, Emilia Sleczek has worked as a freelance restorer in Berlin. Her main area of interest is the interweaving of art technological research and phenomenological research into damage using digital media. In her term paper she used digital image processing to reconstruct the face of a severely damaged portrait from the workshop of Cranach the Younger. As part of a project at the Old Masters Picture Gallery in Dresden, she reconstructed different stages of a Vermeer painting through digital image editing, based on the research findings of Christoph Schölzel and Dr Uta Neidhardt.

Within the project  »Transdisciplinary Indexing of Cultural-Historical Collections«, Emilia Sleczek was responsible for the conservational maintenance of the artworks. Besides damage analysis of the entire collection and the examination of the artistic technology of some pieces, she was working in collaboration with other disciplines to review the role of interdisciplinary cooperation in facilitating the indexing of the collection.