Chiara Zizola received her degree in 1993 in conservation of paintings, stuccoes and architectural surfaces from ICR, Istituto Centrale per il Restauro of Rome. The following year she specialized at the same Institute in conservation of stone and mosaics.
During her education, she pursued her high interest in the study of original execution techniques and ancient materials, through materials analyses and study of sources. This interest, which will never stop to pursue, leads to her degree dissertation on restoration of the Medieval frescoes of the Ancient Testament in the Abbey of San Pietro in Valle in Ferentillo, Terni.
Within the profession she is inclined to a technical and methodological approach based on humanistic principles, inspired by preventive conservation and the use of traditional materials.
She joined the CCA in 1989 actively taking part to design and implementation of conservation projects, to professional training activities and to scientific dissemination initiatives.
During almost thirty years of activity within CCA, she took part to over thirty conservation projects on different heritage works and materials, in this way being able to keep on deepening her knowledge on ancient materials and techniques.
Since 2010 she has been involved in the development and coordination of the MCC, Mosaic Conservation Courses, within the international Mosaikon initiative, dedicated to the eastern Mediterranean and North African countries.