Committees

Committee members for the Metal 2022 Conference: Steering Committee, Organizing Committee, Editorial Committee and Program Committee.
Pocket watch H6168:1
Pocket watch H6168:1
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Pocket watch.
The gilded silver mechanism was manufactured by renowned Finnish watchmaker Jaakko Könni (1774–1830).
Picture: Conservation Division, National Museum of Finland

Steering Committee

Liisa Näsänen

Liisa Näsänen (Chair)

National Museum of Finland

A conservator (specialised in Marine Archaeological Materials) with multidisciplinary experience from working and studying in organisations in Finland, Ireland, the UK and the US.

Liisa has held managerial positions with duties including management of conservation laboratories, project and budget administration, supervision of staff and interns, business development, design and delivery of courses and lectures in conservation and cultural heritage management, research design and development, public outreach, exhibition development and set-up, as well as conservation bench-work and on-site work.

She is currently working at the Collection and Conservation Centre of the National Museum of Finland, mainly concentrating in marine and waterlogged materials. She completed a PhD Research degree in Conservation on the applicability of subcritical fluids to the treatment of copper alloy artefacts of cultural significance.

Eero Ehanti

Eero Ehanti

National Museum of Finland

An art historian and object conservator by training and an experienced museum- and cultural heritage professional, thanks to some 18 years of working in the field in various positions, mostly in Finland but also elsewhere, most memorably in Alexandria, Egypt, and Damascus, Syria. Also, serves as a board member of the International Council of Museum’s regional alliance ICOM Nord.

Eero has a wide experience in cultural-historical museums varying from practical conservation, storing and cataloguing tasks to more spotlight-catching bits such as publishing, exhibition making, media connections and lecturing. For two years he led a nationwide project providing tools and guidelines for museums’ collections’ management.

Currently the head of the Conservation department at the National Museum of Finland and a founding partner of a cultural heritage consultation company called For Our Generation.

Heikki Häyhä

Heikki Häyhä

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Heikki Häyhä (MA), teaches conservation to future museum professionals at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. He was involved in drafting a sustainable development guide for the museum industry and has found that changes in this direction are slow. His background is in conservation and has a BA in Object conservation from Metropolia, Helsinki, and an MA from Gothenburg University.

Heikki works as a senior lecturer at the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, and is a founding partner of a cultural heritage consultation company called For Our Generation. He has also been lecturing and carrying out projects about conservation, collection care and significance of culture heritage in Finland and abroad. Heikki has coordinated several EU-projects and has been active in the museum field as a board member of ICOM-Finland and the Finnish Cultural Heritage Foundation.

His great interest in sailing and boats, their construction and cultural history has led him to many important positions on that field.

Paul Mardikian

Paul Mardikian

Terra Mare Conservation

Paul Mardikian is co-founder and senior conservator of Terra Mare Conservation, a private practice specializing in the conservation of cultural heritage artifacts from archaeological, industrial, public art and architectural contexts. Paul holds a graduate degree in conservation from the Sorbonne University and a degree in archaeology and art history from the School of Louvre in Paris.

With over 30 years of experience as a leading national and international expert on the conservation of maritime, military and technological cultural heritage, he has provided his expertise to numerous projects world-wide including the RMS Titanic, RMS Carpathia, CSS Alabama, CSS Jackson, SS Xantho, H.L. Hunley, the French ironclad Magenta, NASA Space Shuttle Challenger and Columbia and flown Saturn V rocket engines from the Apollo missions 11, 12, 14, 16 and 17. Paul has published widely in books, professional journals and conference proceedings and he has been featured on several national and international television documentaries.

Paul is a fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic works (AIC) and Coordinator for the ICOM-CC Metals Working Group. He has been actively involved with the organization and delivery of a number of international conferences including Metal 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 and Aluminum: History, Technology and Conservation in 2014 where he variously served as program chair, co-organizer, editor, and as a member of the program committee.

Organising Committee

Liisa Näsänen

National Museum of Finland

Eero Ehanti

National Museum of Finland

Heikki Häyhä

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Conservation Students

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Elisa Ahverdov

National Museum of Finland

Aki Arponen    

National Museum of Finland

Stina Björklund

National Museum of Finland

Satu Haapakoski                       

National Museum of Finland

Anna Hyppönen                        

National Museum of Finland

Pia Klaavu       

National Museum of Finland

Kari Nordfors                      

National Museum of Finland

Ane Orue-Etxebarria                

National Museum of Finland

Päivi Paajanen-Salmi                

National Museum of Finland

Viktor Sohlström                

National Museum of Finland

Leena Björkqvist                       

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Cultural Management Students                 

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Toni Spännäri 

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Students of ICT and Media Technology     

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Editorial Committee

Paul Mardikian

Coordinator, ICOM-CC Metals Working Group

Liisa Näsänen

National Museum of Finland

Aki Arponen

National Museum of Finland

Program Committee

To be announced when peer review is over.