Rathgen-Forschungslabor (Rathgen Research Laboratory)
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin State Museum)
Elke Cwiertnia is a conservation scientist working at the Rathgen-Forschungslabor (Rathgen Research Laboratory) in Berlin. She is specialised in the scientific analysis of cultural heritage objects, its contextualisation and improving conservation treatments. She holds a PhD in analytical science (Newcastle Upon Tyne) and a diploma in art technology, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage (Dresden). Currently, she is working on projects investigating residues in Ancient Egyptian pottery and paint layers from the 19th century.