MPhil/PhD candidate at the Department of Conservation and Built Heritage, Ms Chanelle Briffa, has been selected to attend the 1st IPERION HS Doctoral Summer School.
The prestigious course is being held virtually from 13 until 16 July 2021.
The IPERION HS Doctoral Summer Schools provide a multidisciplinary interactive learning experience in the field of Heritage Science, which compliments the research Ms Briffa is currently undertaking.
Through its Department of Conservation and Built Heritage, the University of Malta is participating in IPERION HS, which has as its primary aim the promotion of Heritage Science through transnational access.
Chanelle's research involves investigating discolouration patterns found in 18th century maritime documents, found at the Notarial Archives. She is utilising both scientific techniques and in situ surveys to understand the causes of the discolourations, to prevent them from occurring in the future, to propose correct handling protocols and to possibly help formulate future treatments.
Chanelle Briffa is a warranted conservator and is currently an Archive Conservator at the Notarial Archives in Valletta. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Library Information and Archive Studies with History of Art from the University of Malta and went on to obtain an MA in Conservation focusing on books and library materials at West Dean College, UK.