Rosangela Faieta is Research Support Officer II taking part in diagnostic research applied to Cultural Heritage. The research concerns the study of the compositional materials of the Megalithic Temples of Malta and it is focused on the study of the effects of weathering of globigerina limestone and coralline limestone in order to ensure an adequate conservation, respecting the historical and artistic value of the investigated Temples. She is a conservation scientist and she has a multidisciplinary experience developped both in the academic and private-office fields. In 2011 She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Technologies for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage at the University of Tuscia (Viterbo) with a thesis on the executive technique of a glazed ceramic lunette belonging to Buglioni’s workshop. She collaborated in many research project at the University of Tuscia, applying different diagnostic techniques (Microscopy Analysis, SEM-EDS, XRF, XRD, FT-IR, CI) on materials such as plasters, mortars, stone materials, metal and ceramic materials. In 2015 She obtained a degree in Archaeological and History of Art, focusing the attention in the field of diagnostics applied to archaeological material with a thesis on interpretative problems and limits in the analysis of Roman bronzes, deepening the topic in collaboration with the SECYR laboratory at the UAM (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). In 2017 she graduated in II level International Master: Methods, Materials and Technologies for Cultural Heritage at the University of Roma Tre. As part of the Master she performs a professionalising laboratory at Chemistry Laboratory of ISCR (Institute for Conservation and Restoration) in Rome. Her main experience in the archaeological field is represented by the internship carried out at Soprintendenza Pompei, in the archaeological site of Pompeii (2016). She has a 3 years of experience working with experimental analytical laboratory equipment in the private-office field. During those years she worked in the diagnostics applied to Cultural Heritage and she carried out research activities (R&D- Research and Technical Development) and technical diagnostic reports and protocols.
Conservation of stone materials
Effects of weathering on stone materials
Degradation of stone materials in the marine environment
Non-destructive methods for on site materials research
Diagnostic techniques for the study of Cultural Heritage