Emma Hocker

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Emma Hocker studied Archaeological Conservation at the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. Her first job was as Conservator at the Bermuda Maritime Museum, where she set up a new conservation facility to treat objects from a number of 16th- and 17th-century shipwrecks. Moving to the USA, she earned a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from the Dept. of Architecture, Texas A&M University. In 1999, she and her family moved to Denmark, where she worked on medieval church wall-paintings with the National Museum of Denmark. A further move to Sweden in 2003 saw Emma take up the post of Conservator at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, where she remained for 14 years, during a critical time in the ship’s preservation. She has worked on a number of shipwreck and land projects in the UK, Bermuda and Turkey and has been an Assistant Coordinator for the ICOM-CC Wet Organic Archaeological Materials working group. She is currently the Senior Conservator at Gustavianum, Uppsala University Museum.



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