Dr Eva Menart

Assistant ResearcherE-mail:

Dr Menart began her research, which combines science and cultural heritage, during her studies, after which she obtained a doctoral scholarship from University College London and in 2013 a PhD in Heritage Science.

After her doctorate, she started working at the National Institute of Chemistry in the Department of Analytical Chemistry, where her research in electrochemistry was focused mainly on gas sensors for detecting the deterioration of heritage materials (eg. Horizon 2020 Nanorestart project). Since the end of 2016, she has been employed at the National Museum of Slovenia, participating in the ARRS programme Archaeological and Archaeometric Research of Portable Archaeological Heritage since 2017. She has been additionally employed at the Jožef Stefan Institute through the programme since the end of 2018.

Her research includes analysis of heritage objects with an emphasis on non-destructive methods (XRF, PIXE) and interpretation of results. She is also engaged in research in the field of preventive conservation, where she participates in international and national projects. Dr. Menart also takes part in the COST action PortASAP on the topic of portable and low-cost analysis tools and instruments, where she leads a task force for cultural heritage applications. From 2021 she is the head of The Department of Conservation and Restoration of the National Museum of Slovenia.


  • Diploma in Chemistry (Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, 2009)
  • PhD in Heritage Science (The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London (UCL), UK, 2013)


  • Assistant Researcher, National Institute of Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, 2013 – 2016
  • Conservator/Scientist, National Museum of Slovenia, The Department of Conservation and Restoration, 2016 – (Assistant Researcher 2017 – 2020, Scientific Coworker 2020 – )
  • Assistant Researcher, Jozef Stefan Institute, Department of Low and Medium Energy Physics, 2018 – (complementary employment)

Field of work

  • cultural heritage object analysis with an emphasis on nondestructive analytical methods (XRF, PIXE), archaeometry
  • preventive conservation research


  • Student Prešeren award for research project 'The use of analytical separation techniques for identification of historic inks' (2008)
  • Mirko Šubic award (2020, together with other members of the Department of Conservation and Restoration, NMS)

Other projects


  • NANORESTART, Horizon 2020, http://www.nanorestart.eu/ (2015 – 2018)
  • APACHE (Active & intelligent PAckaging materials and display cases as a tool for preventive conservation of Cultural Heritage), Horizon 2020, https://www.apacheproject.eu/ (2019 – 2022)
  • PortASAP - European network for the promotion of portable, affordable and simple analytical platform, COST action, http://portasap.eu/ (2018 – 2021)

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