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Tabitha Dreyfuss graduated from the University of Malta in Architecture and Civil Engineering in 2001 and subsequently worked with Architecture Project until 2009. She obtained her warrant and worked on large scale restorations projects including the Valletta Waterfront Regeneration Project which won three awards in 2005, namely the Din l’Art Helwa Award, the MEPA Award for Conservation and a Europa Nostra Award, European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage in Architecture. In 2003, supported by Architecture Project, she commenced her research on the conservation of local limestone and was awarded a Masters of Science with distinction in 2006 by the University of Malta. Part of her research involved X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS), which she carried out in Daresbury, Cheshire, UK. In 2009 she joined the Restoration Directorate as a conservation architect and worked on the rehabilitation of the Cittadella and Valletta Fortifications, as well as the restoration of the Biagio Steps ex-examination Hall which was rehabilitated into the Fortifications Interpretation Centre. This project went on to win the Din L’Art Helwa first prize in 2012. She commenced her doctoral research at the University of Malta in 2010, supported by the Restoration Directorate and the Government of Malta, and obtained her PhD in 2014. She carried out Drilling Resistance Measurement System (DRMS) testing at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Istituto per la Conservazione e Valorizzazione dei Beni Culturali (ICVBC), Florence, Italy as part of her doctoral studies. In 2015 she was awarded a full-time post-doctoral scholarship through the Ministry for Education and Employment under the REACH HIGH Scholars Programme, Operational Programme II – European Structural and Investment Funds 2014 – 2020. “Investing in human capital to create more opportunities and promote the well-being of society.” Her ongoing research is focused on the in-situ conservation of historic limestone. 
Last Updated: 29 April 2016

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