Eva Mariasole Angelin

Research associate


Tel.: +49.89.21124.567



Academic Career and Research Areas

Eva Mariasole Angelin completed a PhD in Conservation Science from the NOVA School of Science and Technology (NOVA University Lisbon) in 2021 and holds a MSc degree in Sciences for Conservation and Restoration from the University of Parma (2015). She worked as a conservation scientist for the Conservation Science Department of the Deutsches Museum in Munich from 2021 to 2022 where she performed scientific analysis of the collection for material characterization and degradation assessment with a special focus on plastic-based objects. Her research interests include the application of spectroscopic techniques for the analysis of materials, light-induced deterioration and investigation of color change of cultural heritage artifacts. She is currently working as conservation scientist at the Chair of Conservation-Restoration, Art Technology and Conservation Science of the Technical University of Munich, where she is a member of the insiTUMlab for cultural heritage studies.



  • Research grant – “Plastic Paints in Art: the impact of manufacturing processes on their long-term stability” granted by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal (2021)
  • Doctoral grant – “The fate of colors in the 20th - 21st centuries: preserving the organic colorants in plastic artifacts” granted by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal (2016-2021)


Selected list of publications

Angelin EM, Sessa C, Jürgens M, Roldão É, Pamplona M. Carl August von Steinheil, a pioneer of daguerreotypes in Germany: Investigation of the production methods through non-destructive approach. ICOM-CC 20th Triennal Conference Preprints, Valencia, 18-22 September 2023. Accepted

Chavez Lozano MV, Elsässer C, Angelin EM, Pamplona M. Shedding light on degradation gradients in celluloid: and ATR-FTIR study of artificially and naturally aged specimens. Polymers 2023; 15: 522. DOI: 10.3390/polym15030522.

Angelin EM, Cucci C, Picollo M. What about discoloration in plastic artifacts? The use of Fiber Optic Reflectance Spectroscopy in the scope of conservation. Color Culture and Science J. 2022; 14: 87-93. DOI:  10.23738/CCSJ.140100.

Micheluz A, Angelin EM, Sawitzki J, Pamplona M. Plastics in robots: a degradation study of a humanoid skin mask made of soft urethane elastomer. Herit. Sci. 2022; 10: 4. DOI: 10.1186/s40494-021-00636-8

Micheluz A, Angelin EM, Almeida Lopes J, Melo MJ, Pamplona M. Discoloration of historical plastic objects: new insight into the degradation of β-naphthol pigment lakes. Polymers 2021; 13: 2278. DOI: 10.3390/polym13142278.

Angelin EM, França de Sá S, Soares I, Callapez ME, Ferreira JL, Melo MJ, Bacci M, Picollo M. Application of infrared reflectance spectroscopy on plastics in cultural heritage collections: a comparative assessment of two portable mid-Fourier transform infrared reflection devices. Appl Spectrosc. 2021; 75: 818-833. DOI: 10.1177/0003702821998777.

Angelin EM, Conceição Oliveira M, Nevin A, Picollo M, Melo MJ. To be or not to be an azo pigment: chemistry for the preservation of historical β-naphthol reds in cultural heritage. Dyes Pigm. 2021; 190: 109244. DOI: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2021.109244.

Pozzi F, Rizzo A, Basso E, Angelin EM, França de Sá S, Cucci C, Picollo M. Portable spectroscopy for cultural heritage: applications and practical challenges. In: Crocombe RA, Leary PE, Kammrath BW, editors. Portable Spectroscopy and Spectrometry 2: Applications. Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, first ed., Vol 2; 2021. p. 499-522. DOI: 10.1002/9781119636489.ch43.

Angelin EM, França de Sá S, Picollo M, Nevin A, Callapez ME, Melo MJ. The identification of synthetic organic red pigments in historical plastics: developing an in situ analytical protocol based on Raman microscopy. J Raman Spectrosc. 2021; 52: 145-158. DOI: 10.1002/jrs.5985.

Angelin EM, Ghirardello M, Babo S, Picollo M, Chelazzi L, Melo MJ, Nevin A, Valentini G, Comelli D. The multi-analytical in situ analysis of cadmium-based pigments in plastics. Microchem J. 2020; 157: 105004. DOI: 10.1016/j.microc.2020.105004.

Neves A, Angelin EM, Roldão É, Melo MJ. New insights into the degradation mechanism of cellulose nitrate in cinematographic films by Raman microscopy. J Raman Spectrosc. 2019; 50: 202-212. DOI: 10.1002/jrs.5464.

Miliani C, Monico L, Melo MJ, Fantacci S, Angelin EM, Romani A, Janssens K. Photochemistry of artists’ dyes and pigments: towards better understanding and prevention of colour change in works of art. Angew Chem Int Ed. 2018; 57: 7324-7334. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201802801.