Vasilike Argyropoulos is a Professor of Conservation of Metals Cultural Heritage and the Director of the Laboratory for the Study & Conservation of Ancient and Modern Cultural Properties – CULTLAB. She carried out post-doc research in conservation at Parks Canada and the Canadian Conservation Institute (1993–1997), on in-situ conservation of shipwrecks, and corrosion of iron including the use of corrosion inhibitors for its treatment. She has coordinated many European projects: notably PROMET, EC 6th FP project No. 509126, entitled Developing new analytical techniquesand material for monitoring and protecting metal artefacts from the Mediterranean region with 21 partners (2004-2008), and the Culture program, project entitled Education for Cultural Heritage Professionals and the Public on Illicit Trafficking of Antiquities(2010-2012). She was the Convenor of European standards’ technical committee for the conservation of cultural property, CEN/TC 346 WG2, Materials constituting cultural property (2012-2016), as well as a board member for ENCoRE (European Network for Conservation-Restoration Education) since 2003.