Christina Margariti gained her BA(Hons) Conservation from Camberwell College of Arts/University of the Arts London and trained at the Textile Conservation Centre/University of Southampton, UK where she also completed her PhD on excavated textiles. She is currently employed by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Directorate of Conservation of Ancient and Modern Monuments. She has been teaching textile conservation at the Technical Educational Institution, Athens (TEI) and given lectures at the University College London in Qatar. She is working and has given lectures on the identification and provenance of fibres and dyes, deterioration mechanisms of textiles and other organic finds, and testing conservation materials. She is currently postdoc Marie-Curie Fellow in the Centre for Textile Research of the University of Cophenhagen with the research project FIBRANET: Fibres in Ancient European Textiles.