Miriam Truffa Giachet

Archaeometrist and Conservation Scientist in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Miriam Truffa Giachet

Archaeometrist and Conservation Scientist in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

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I obtained my Ph.D. at the APA laboratory of University of Geneva, and my doctoral project concerns the archaeological and archaeometric characterization of West African glass beads.

In 2008 I graduated in Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage at University of Torino (Italy) with a bachelor thesis on wooden shields from Congo and a master thesis on chemical characterization of photographic material.

In 2012 I worked for a year on Disney cels at the Getty Conservation Institute of Los Angeles gaining experience in physical and chemical characterization of polymers by spectroscopy, chromatography, colorimetry, and thermal analysis.

I currently work as a research assistant at He-ARC of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) on a project concerning the characterisation and identification of varnishes on copper-alloys (VERILOR).

My favourite things to do outside work are drawing and painting, photography, sewing, and anything involving crafts and DIYs. Check my Instagram page to find out more!

  • Education
    • Conservation Science
    • Archaeometry