Ms Roberta De Angelis

Ms Roberta De Angelis

Ms Roberta De Angelis

  Dip.Conservazione e Restauro Dipinti (ICR, Rome),M.Phil.(Melit.)

Assistant Lecturer

Room 208
Built Environment Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2855
I am an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of the Built Heritage, University of Malta where I teach and co-coordinate the newly established MSc in Conservation of Decorative Architectural Surfaces. I trained as a paintings conservator at the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro (Rome), where I also gained a specialization in Stone Conservation in 1993. After working as a paintings and stone conservator in Italy and Canada, I joined the Malta Centre for Restoration (MCR) in 1999 where I stayed until 2002 as co-ordinator of the Paintings Conservation Division, and lecturer in Wall Painting Conservation. Between 2002-4 I read for a MPhil degree at the University of Malta on the deterioration and conservation of an oil painting on stone by Giuseppe Calì. Since then I continued working as a conservator until I joined the University of Malta in 2009 as Project Assistant for a EU project dealing with youth and conservation of the built heritage. I became Assistant Lecturer in 2012, and I am currently reading for a PhD degree at the Wall Painting Conservation Department, Courtauld Institute of Art (London) where I study the technology of Maltese wall paintings and its implications for conservation.
  • Technology of wall paintings
  • Inherent causes of deterioration of wall paintings
  • Environmental causes of deterioration, in particular salt deterioration
  • Analytical techniques, with an emphasis on non-invasive methods and microscopy
  • Effects of past conservation-restoration treatments
  • Materials and methods of remedial interventions

Cassar, JoAnn and De Angelis Roberta 2012, "The Zejtun Roman Villa: Conservation Issues.", The Zejtun Roman Villa - Research, Conservation, Management, ed. R. Abela, , October 2012, pp. 42.

Fardi, T., De Angelis, R., Scicluna, B. & Vella, D. 2009, "Tracing the history of wall paintings through visual documents: the vault painting of the main hall at Verdala Palace, Malta." in Sources and Serendepidity: Testimonies of Artists, practice. Collection of papers from the third symposium of the Technological Source Research Working Group held in 2008, eds. E. Hermens & J.H. Townsend, Archetype Publications, London.

De Angelis, R., Cassar, J. & Kakoulli, I. 2005, "Degrado e problematiche di un dipinto ad olio su pietra a Malta", Sulle Pitture Murali. Riflessioni, Conoscenze, Interventi. XXI Convegno Internazionale Scienza e Beni Culturali. Bressanone, eds. G. Biscontin & G. Driussi, Arcadia Ricerche, , 12-15 July 2005, pp. 135.

De Angelis, R., Cassar, J., Kakoulli, I. & Colombini, M.P. 2004, "Oil Painting on Stone: a case study on original technique and deterioration of an early 20th century painting by G. Cali in Malta", Stone 2004, 10th International Congress on Deterioration and Conservation of Stone. Stockholm, Sweden, 27 June - 2 July 2004, pp. 793.