In 2009 Pia Edqvist obtained a BA in Archaeological Conservation at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her background is also within History, History of Art, Archaeology and Egyptology. Pia has previously worked with Egyptian, Greek and Roman material at the Fitzwilliam Museum. One of her previous projects in 2010 was the Egyptian scarab project, which included technical examination and conservation of c. 2400 scarabs in the Fitzwilliam.
From 2010 to 2012 Pia was an archaeological conservator at Tromsø University Museum, Norway, working mostly on recently excavated objects from about 7000 BC-1700 AD. Here Pia worked both on the archaeological site but also in the laboratory to implement the documentation, conservation and examination of both organic and inorganic objects.
Pia is currently on placement in the Department of Antiquities of the Fitzwilliam Museum, working specifically on objects for the upcoming exhibition 'Origins of the Afro comb', which will be shown at the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge from July-October 2013. This project will also form the basis of her Masters Degree in Conservation Science (University of Oslo, Norway). Pia's role within this project is to carry out technical analysis of materials, as well as the condition checking and conservation work needed to enable safe display of these objects.
Pia currently works part time at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London, as a Museum Assistant. At the Petrie Pia welcomes and assists researchers, undertakes preventive conservation tasks and assists the curator in planning an upcoming exhibition.
Pia is a member of NKF-S, NKF-N, IIC and Icon.