About

“Per Storemyr Archaeology & Conservation” is an independent, one-man firm established in Switzerland in 2010 and since 2014 based in Norway. I’m a geoarchaeologist and conservation scientist (PhD) with 30 years of experience within cultural heritage. In 2019, together with colleagues, I established FABRICA, a registered Norwegian company. FABRICA is responsible for my domestic (Norwegian) services within the cultural heritage sector, my one-man company for international services.

As a member of ICOMOS, I’m committed to working for a sustainable cultural heritage, following international standards and principles.

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 (at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway). 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.

I have worked for several universities and heritage institutions, including:

  • NTNU in Trondheim
  • The Restoration Workshop of Nidaros Cathedral
  • The Geological Survey of Norway
  • Expert Center für Denkmalpflege/ETH (Zurich)
  • Conservation Science Consulting (Fribourg)

After 15 years in Switzerland, I moved back to Norway with my family in 2014 – to Hyllestad in West Norway to take up work as an Associate Professor with the Museums in the Sogn and Fjordane county (Musea i Sogn og Fjordane), and its department Norsk Kvernsteinsenter (Norwegian Millstone Centre). This is a part-time position related to Millstone Park, which is the visitor centre for the millstone quarries in the region, the largest from the Viking Age and the Middle Ages in Northern Europe.

I divide my work between Norwegian Millstone Centre, the newly established FABRICA and my one-man company.

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.

My company is in the official Norwegian registries, with no. 914 103 894 MVA (Brønnøysundregistrene)