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Lukasz Bratasz

Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Head of Sustainable Conservation Lab
New Haven, CT
Lukasz Bratasz graduated in physics from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland in 1996, and received a PhD in 2002 from the same university. In the same year, he joined the staff of the Jerzy Haber Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences. For many years, he headed the Laboratory of Analysis and Non-Destructive Testing of Artefacts in the National Museum in Krakow. Today, he is the head of the Sustainable Conservation Lab, at the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University.
His research and work as a consultant focuses on the environmentally induced degradation of cultural heritage materials, risk assessment and design of sustainable methods of collection care, especially energy efficient strategies for climate control. He took part or coordinated 27 national and international research projects in the field of cultural heritage.