I am a musical instruments conservator and curator. I work with museums and public institutions to preserve and to study musical instruments.
I currently am the Director and Curator of Le Musée des instruments à vent of La Couture-Boussey, where I am responsible for all aspects of operations, including budgeting, programming & exhibition development, communication, and preserving and researching the collection.
WHAT I HAVE DONE BEFORE
I attended the Civic School of Lutherie of Milan, where I received diplomas in plucked instruments construction (2003) and in restoration (2004).
I studied musicology for two years at the Faculty of Musicology of Cremona, then I have earned a Bachelor’s degree in Historic-artistic and Musical Heritage from the University of Bologna and a Master 2 Recherche Patrimoine et Conservation-Restauration from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
I have participated in workshops and seminars concerning the planning of catalogue files and conducted research on restoring intervention, conservation activities, history of restoration.
Between 2006 and 2010, I have been assistant external curator at the Civic Museum of Musical Instruments – Milan and in 2007-2008 I worked, as conservation expert, for the project and development of the conservation report of SIRBeC (Computer-based system for Cultural Heritage of Region Lombardia), on behalf of Regione Lombardia.
Between 2008 and 2011 I have been working as consultant conservator for the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (Soprintendenza Regionale Lombarda) as scientific and technical lead of the “Correr Museum” project.
In 2011 I have been joint-head of the project “RRM” (Restorers and Restaurations in Museum) for the Associazione Giovanni Secco Suardo, a project which aimed to give visitors a fuller understanding of artworks, by examining their history through the restorations that have taken place.
Between 2012 and 2014 I have been research fellow at the Musée de la musique-Philharmonie de Paris, and invited conservator at the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva, Switzerland (you can read here, here and here some blog articles).