Adia Adamopoulou graduated from the University of West Attica – Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art, in 1999 with a thesis on the condition assessment, preventive conservation and rehousing proposal for the collection of the Photographic Archive of the Hellenic Literature and History Archives, belonging to the National Bank of Greece (ELIA-MIET). She gained a wide expertise in paper, books, photograph conservation and collection management as a permanent employee for 12 years at the Benaki Museum of Athens at the Conservation Department.
Since 2012, she founded Athens Art Conservation, so as to offer high quality conservation and collection management services for museums, archives, galleries and private collectors.
Adia, leading associate senior conservators, has collaborated with several national museums and galleries such as the Museum of Cycladic Art, where she and her team were responsible for the condition reports of Picasso works (ceramics and drawings) during the installation and the deinstallation of the exhibition of “Picasso and Antiquity. Line and Clay”. Same in 2022, also at the Museum of Cycladic Art, for the exhibition of “Brice Marden and Greek Antiquity” (marble artworks, paintings, drawings and artist’s notebooks).
Another distinct project was the condition assessment of photographic works of art for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum where her unique approach was valued and praised.
Athens Art Conservation studio has been collaborating with the Onassis Foundation for the past years and one of the ongoing and significant projects is the conservation and restoration of the Cavafy’s Archives collection, comprising works on paper, paintings, furniture and various artifacts, in order to be presented in the dedicated to the poet museum which is expected to open in 2024.
Another ongoing project is the conservation and restoration of the collection of books, papers, maps and memorabilia of various media, a collection dating back to the 19th century and once belonging to the French Mining Company of Lavrio (Compagnie Francaise des Mines du Laurium -CFML). This collection will be permanently exhibited at the Lavrio Mining-Metallurgy Museum (M.M.M.Λ.) that is expected to open in 2025.
Finally she has completed many high profile conservation and restoration projects for important private collectors in Greece and abroad.
She was given the opportunity to participate in many international Conservation Seminars as a contributor, a member of the organization committee or as an attendee. She coordinated the Greek committee for the translation of the Photographic Information Record (PIR), an international initiative by M.O.M.A. New York. She has gained international experience as her work has been published by many conservation institutions worldwide such as the American Institute for Conservation (AIC), Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) and Gruppo Del Colore (Associazione Italiana Colore).
The studio was established in 2012 in the outskirts of Athens. The studio offers quality security and excellent climate control, museum quality light, state of the art security and fire suppression systems so as to safeguard artworks and collections while on site.