“Per Storemyr Archaeology & Conservation Services” is an independent firm established in August 2010 and based in Switzerland. I’m a geoarcaeologist and conservation scientist (PhD) with 20 years’ experience within cultural heritage. On this site you can read my blog (home) or learn about my services and research. As a member of ICOMOS, I’m committed to working for a sustainable cultural heritage, following international standards and principles.
I work with stone buildings and their decoration, mural paintings, as well as with archaeological sites, especially ancient stone quarries and rock art. Clients and partners are cultural heritage authorities, public and private institutions, architects, archaeologists, geologists, conservators and crafts people.
Educated as an ore geologist in the 1980s, I soon moved to weathering and conservation of historic stone buildings, in which field I received my PhD in 1998 (architectural history). This primary interest was widened in the 1990s, when I took up research on the archaeology and conservation of ancient stone quarries, particularly in Egypt and Norway. I have spent some 20 field seasons in Egypt and on discovering rock art in the desert, I became so fascinated that I now have to count this field to my interests as well.Please see my CV for further information.
Over the years I have worked for several institutions and still have cooperation with some of them:
- The Restoration Workshop of Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway
- The Geological Survey of Norway, Trondheim, Norway
- CSC Conservation Science Consulting, Fribourg, Switzerland
My firm also has an agreement of cooperation with the Norwegian conservation company “Bakken & Magnussen AS” (their website is under construction).
If you have a question or a potential project, please see the contact page. I will do my best to answer, develop a sound investigation programme or redirect you to colleagues that may help.