Marcin Petrus

author biographical note degree piece

Conservation of Saint George and the Dragon (late 19th century) icon from the Museum of Warsaw Orthodox Metropolitanate 

My degree project which consisted in conservation of the nineteenth-century icon Saint George and the Dragon was an opportunity to deepen my knowledge both in conservation and the history and art of the Orthodox Church. An important issue was for me to define the boundaries of conservation interventions in a work of art. In my work I sought a compromise between decisive actions aimed at stopping the destruction of the object, and preserving the authenticity of the work and its rich history.

(born 1990)
Studies: Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2010–2017). Student’s merit awards (2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14). Works in conservation and painting. He participated in numerous conservation projects. Participated in collective exhibitions, among others in Sandomierz, Żyrardów, Zielona Góra and Warsaw. Conservation internship in the ancient city of Stabiae near Naples. Assistant at the Chair of Technique and Technology of Easel Painting at his home faculty.