MSCA IF Fellow: Isolina Díaz-Ramos

PDFProject:  CLEA - Reviewing and integrating methods for the Conservation of European architecturaL finishes in urban hEritage townscApes

Isolina Díaz-Ramos


MSCA Fellow: Isolina Díaz-Ramos

UNIPD Supervisor: Gilberto Artioli

Department: Geosciences

Total Contribution: Euro 275.209,92

Project Duration in months: 36

Start Date: 01/01/2022
End Date: 31/12/2024


Isolina Díaz-Ramos is a Spanish conservator and restorer of wall paintings, archaeological materials and architectural surfaces. She researches on the conservation of colour in historical building heritage. Isolina studied Fine arts at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, in Spain. She obtained her PhD in 2016 at Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with a Thesis on the use of natural substances for the conservation of earthen surfaces on building heritage.In 2018 she was awarded by the Spanish Academy in Rome and the Foundation Bogliasco in Genoa, Italy (2019). Her project as MSCA fellow at the Department of Geosciences of the University of Padua, under the supervision of Prof. Artioli, focuses on the conservation of architectural finishes of 19th and early 20th century European city heritage in Alexandria, Egypt, by the use of innovative paths (1) to improve the methodology for the characterization of architectural finishes, (2) to understand historic pigment use, mortar composition and render texture, (3) to produce a tool for decision making when selecting materials and pigments for the conservation of the historic aesthetic. Results will help to understand and to preserve original aesthetics by conservators, organizations and people.