Kostas Ntanos

  • Position: Head of Conservation Research & Development
  • Specialism: Heritage science
  • kostas.ntanos@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk

Kostas Ntanos is the Head of Conservation Research & Development in the Collection Care department.

After studying conservation of archaeological finds in Greece, in 2005 he completed a master’s degree in Conservation Science at the Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum joint conservation course.

His current research interests include the assessment and management of environmental conditions in storage, the use of the technical history of archival records to aid interpretation of documentary evidence, and the use of technology in conservation practice and decision-making.


S.H. Hong, K. Ntanos, et al., ‘Climate change mitigation strategies for mechanically controlled repositories: The case of The National Archives, Kew’, Atmospheric Environment, 49 (2012), pp. 163-170.

K. Ntanos and S. VanSnick, ‘Understanding the environment in an archive store’, International Preservation News, 55 (2011), pp. 15-20.

A. Fenech, K. Ntanos, et al., ‘Volatile Aldehydes in Libraries and Archives’, Atmospheric Environment, 44 (2010) pp. 2067-2073.

Research students

Current: Puja Prentice, University College London, ‘Uncertainty of Damage Functions in Preventive Conservation of Collections’

Completed: Dr Ann Fenech, University College London, ‘Lifetime of colour photographs in mixed archival collections’ (2011)