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Mr. Chatzigiannis Dimitrios
Ph.D. student

Dimitrios Chatzigiannis graduated from the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art, TEI of Athens, Greece in 2007. He also fulfilled the MA Principles of Conservation at UCL, London, UK in 2010. Through these years he has been engaged in various conservation projects, including wall paintings, panel paintings and wooden artifacts conservation. His professional interests cover a wide range of topics, including: philosophical and political aspects of the conservation of cultural heritage, interdisciplinary collaboration between conservation and other fields, wall paintings conservation.

Since 2019, he is a PhD candidate at the Chemistry Department, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece and a member of the ‘’Photonics for Heritage Science’’ group of the IESL-FORTH. The topic of his research is related to the removal of salt encrustations from wall paintings’ surfaces, using innovative applications and to the broader scientific study of wall paintings. In this framework, he has the chance to explore the broader interactions between science and heritage conservation.


  • 2019 – today : PhD candidate, Chemistry Department, University of Crete, Greece.
  • 2009 – 2010 : MA in Principles of Conservation, Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UCL), UK
  • 2001 – 2007 : Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art,Technological Educational Institute of Athens (now University of West Attica), Greece.


  • 2019 – today: Photonics for Heritage Science group, IESL-FORTH.
  • 2007 – today: Filed conservation projects in the public and private sector.


  • Cultural Heritage conservation
  • Wall paintings conservation
  • Salts identification and removal
  • Wall paintings & mortals analysis
  • Wall paintings materials and techniques


Member of the Board of the Association of Conservator of Antiquities and Works of Art – Greece (ACAWA – Greece)

Vandalism of Cultural Heritage: Thoughts Preceding Conservation Interventions
D. Chatzigiannis
Change Over Time, Volume:5, Issue:1, Page:120-135, Year:2015,