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Alexander Konstantas is a conservation scientist and art conservator.

He is a PhD candidate at the University of Western Attica, School of Applied Arts & Culture, Department of Conservation of Antiquities & Works of Art. He holds a postgraduate degree in conservation science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as a scholar of the Onassis Foundation and bachelor’s degree from the University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki, Department of Management and Conservation of Ecclesiastical Cultural Heritage Objects.

His scientific interests focus mainly on the archaeometry and physicochemical research of cultural heritage, as well as the study and physicochemical characterization of objects of cultural heritage.

Due to his continual involvement in physicochemical research and the study of colors in cultural heritage paintings, he has studied modern pigment sources and has collected the highest quality pigments and minerals from around the world. With these he has created his own palette of high-quality, handmade pigments, with an aim to bring back natural pigments to art by honoring tradition.