Dr Chiara Pasian

Dr Chiara Pasian

Dr Chiara Pasian

 B.A.(Tuscia),M.A.(SUPSI),Ph.D.(Courtauld)
Born in Italy in 1986, Dr Chiara Pasian is a wall painting conservator and currently Lecturer in the Department of Conservation and Built Heritage at the University of Malta, where she teaches at the MSc course in the Conservation of Decorative Architectural Surfaces, and supervises students in field projects.
Pasian is strongly interested in applied scientific research and holds a PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, which she obtained after an MA at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland in Lugano, and a BA at the University of Tuscia, Italy.
Before joining the University of Malta, she has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland and at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. Beside academic research, she also works as an on-site conservator. She has being involved in projects in collaboration with different private and academic institutions (such as University of Tuscia, Italy and the Courtauld institute of Art, London) in several countries, including Malta, Italy, Switzerland, France, Turkey, India.
  • conservation of wall paintings
  • materials and methods for conservation
  • injection grouting
  • plasters and renders
  • laboratory testing
  • on site materials research and testing
  • conservation education

HERRICK PORTER, J., PASIAN, C., DE ANGELIS, R. and DEBONO, N., 2020. Cleaning oil-on-stone wall paintings: lessons learned from easel painting conservation. Studies in Conservation, , pp. 1-4.

PASIAN, C., MARTIN DE FONJAUDRAN, C. and RAVA, A., 2020. Innovative water-reduced injection grouts for the stabilisation of wall paintings in the Hadi Rani Mahal, Nagaur, India: Design, testing and implementation. Studies in Conservation, , pp. 1-7.

HERRICK PORTER, J., PASIAN, C., SECCO, M., SALAMEH, M. and DEBONO, N., 2019. Diethyl oxalate-based microgrouts in calcium carbonate systems: formulation, field testing and mineralogical characterization, 5th Historic Mortars Conference, 19-21 June 2019 2019, RILEM, pp. 1291-1305.

PASIAN, C., SECCO, M., PIQUE, F., ARTIOLI, G. and CATHER, S., 2019. Lime-pozzolan injection grouts with ovalbumin and ethanol added as water-reducing agents: grout design and assessment of the mineralogical evolution, 5th Historic Mortars Conference, 19-21 June 2019 2019, pp. 1238-1250.

PASIAN, C., PIQUÉ, F., JORNET, A. and CATHER, S., 2019. A ‘Sandwich’ Specimen Preparation and Testing Procedure for the Evaluation of Non-Structural Injection Grouts for the Re-Adhesion of Historic Plasters. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, , pp. 1-12.

PASIAN, C., SECCO, M., PIQUÉ, F., ARTIOLI, G., RICKERBY, S. and CATHER, S., 2018. Lime-based injection grouts with reduced water content: An assessment of the effects of the water-reducing agents ovalbumin and ethanol on the mineralogical evolution and properties of grouts. Journal of Cultural Heritage, 30, pp. 70-80.

PASIAN, C., PIQUÉ, F. and JORNET, A., 2017. Non-structural injection grouts with reduced water content: Changes induced by the partial substitution of water with alcohol. Studies in Conservation, 62(1), pp. 43-54.

PASIAN, C., PIQUÉ, F., RIMINESI, C. and JORNET, A., 2017. How not to bother salts while grouting, 4th International Conference on Salt Weathering of Buildings and Stone Sculptures 2017, Fachhochschule Potsdam, pp. 158-167.

PASIAN, C., PIQUE, F. and JORNET, A., 2016. Non-structural injection grouts with reduced water content: Changes induced by the partial substitution of water with alcohol, 4th Historic Mortars Conference, 10-12 October 2016 2016, pp. 564-571.

PASIAN, C., SECCO, M., PIQUE, F., RICKERBY, S., ARTIOLI, G. and CATHER, S., 2016. Performance of grout with reduced water content: the importance of porosity and related properties, 4th Historic Mortars Conference, 10-12 October 2016 2016, pp. 639-646.

PASIAN, C., PADOVNIK, A., FRANCESCA, P. and ALBERT, J., 2016. Repeatability and reproducibility in measuring injection grouts properties: three grouts, two operators, 4th Historic Mortars Conference, 10-12 October 2016 2016, pp. 598-605.

  • BLH5109 - Research Methods
  • BLH5115 - Conservation Practicals
  • BLH5321 - Environmental Assessment for Conservation
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