Anna Karatzani studied conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece. She obtained an MA in Conservation of Historic Objects from De Montfort University (UK), in 2001 and a PhD in analytical investigation of Byzantine‐Greek metal threads from University College London (UK), in 2007. She has worked for seven years at the Ministries of Culture and Sport (1997-2004) and Education and Religious Affairs (2007-2011), in the conservation of mural paintings, textiles and book-papers. Since March 2011 she is Assistant Professor in Textile Conservation at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece. She participates at the MSc “Conservation of Cultural Heritage” of the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Arts and also at two other MA programs: “Museum Studies”, co-organised by the University of Athens and University of West Attica (since 2013) and at the MSc “Protection, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Monuments”, Faculty of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (since 2014). Her Research Interests include the study of the deterioration process of natural / man-made fibers and synthetic polymers, the analytical investigation and conservation of composite objects and metal threads.