Dr Karina Grömer is the contact person for the research on the textiles from the Hallstatt saltmine at the Naturhistorisches Museum. She was educated at the Department for Pre- and Protohistory of the University Vienna and finished her studies with a PhD about the Bronze Age Textiles from Hallstatt. Beside prehistoric textiles, her main interests and projects are the Neolithic and Experimental Archaeology. Experimental work has included research on textile techniques, spinning and different weaving techniques. She also lectures on Experimental Archaeology at the University of Vienna She is involved in a range of dissemination activities including Historical Fashion Shows, textile workshops and guided tours in the museum. She has published various articles on textiles and a monograph entitled “Prähistorische Textilkunst – Geschichte des Handwerks und der Kleidung vor den Römern”. Current Projects include “DressID – Clothing and Identities. New persprectives on textiles in the Roman Empire” (project leader: Reiss-Engelhorn, Museen Mannheim). Within this project technical and contextual analysis are carried out on archaeological textiles from Iron Age to Early Medieval times. She is also involved in “HallTexFWF – Dyeing techniques” (project leader: University for Applied Arts Vienna, Dept. Archaeometry) carrying out dyestuff analysis on Hallstatt textiles.
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