Midori Hidaka

Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
The co-author has been studied restoration and conservation of mural painting for more than 10 years. After graduating from the graduate school of cultural properties at the Tokyo University of the Arts, gained experiences of restoration technique and scientific analyses at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence, the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro in Rome, and at the National Institute of Science and Art in Belgrade. Scientific analysis and practical studies of mural painting have done by the author in Humor monastery, Romania, which became the main theme for the Doctoral thesis. This thesis revealed original material and unique painting technique used in late-medieval Balkan area. Recently, the author is conducting scientific analyses on original materials and painting technique of medieval mural painting in Serbia and Kosovo, which disclosed unique plan of composition and structural characteristics of the mural painting from 13th century. The co-author also proceeds a structural analysis of murals using 3D scanner and photogrammetric survey in-situ, art historical studies from old photographs and medieval technical manuals.