Mrs Efstratia Verveniotou

Efstratia Verveniotou conserving the tail of a fossil fish
  • Conservator
  • Science Facilities department
  • Conservation Centre
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road


Employment history

June 2011- Present 

Conservator, (The Conservation Centre) Natural History Museum

September 2010- May 2011 

Project Conservator, Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project 

December 2008- August 2010 

Conservator/Lab Manager, (Palaeontology Conservation Unit) Natural History Museum

September 2007-May 2008 

Teaching Assistant, Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University


2007-2008      MSc in Care of Collections, University of Cardiff

2004-2007      BSc in Conservation of Objects in Museums and Archaeology, University of Cardiff

2000-2005      BA in History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Conservation (ICON)
  • International Institute of Conservation (IIC)
  • Museum Association (MA)

Professional Roles

Conserving a wax model of a mosquito larva currently on display in the Darwin Centre

Conserving a wax model of a mosquito larva currently on display in the Darwin Centre


My current responsibilities include:

  • conservation and replication projects primarily in support of anthropology and vertebrate collections
  • regular conservation surveys of the collections
  • assist with development and management of volunteer teams to support work programmes
  • management of the re- boxing activities and general improving collection storage of the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project related collections
  • undertake regular Material Testing
  • provide support to the Environmental Monitoring Coordinator
  • delivery of conservation and collection care lectures and seminars as requested.


  • Bello S.M., Verveniotou E., Cornish L., Parfitt S.A. ( 2011 ) 3-Dimensional microscope analysis of bone and tooth surface modifications: comparisons of fossil specimens and replicas. Scanning 33(5) : 316-324 .