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Tatiana Sayatina

The State Hermitage Museum
Head of Photograph Conservation laboratory, conservator
St. Petersburg, Russia

Tatiana Sayatina is a conservator and the head (since 2011) of Laboratory for Scientific Conservation of Photographic materials of The State Hermitage Museum. Prior to this position, she worked as a conservator in the Laboratory for Scientific Restoration of Works of Applied Art made from Organic Materials. She graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University with a diploma in archaeology and a qualification as historian and lecturer of history. She has treatment experience in conservation of archaeological wood, objects of applied art made from Japanese lacquer and from ivory. She has worked in many archeological expeditions and excavations as a conservator and as an archaeologist. Her deep interest in photography began with courses and lectures at St. Petersburg State University involving photographic processes, techniques and standards for photographic documentation of archaeological objects and excavations. She attended several photography conferences in Russia, and took an administrative role during the Mellon funded survey of photograph collections in 2008-2010. She speaks English and German.