Born and based in Rome, I graduated cum laude in 2012 in Sciences of Cultural Heritage at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” with an experimental thesis entitled: “La tecnica pittorica a fresco di Michelangelo: caratterizzazione chimicofisica dei pigmenti”; in English: “Michelangelo’s fresco painting technique: chemico-physical characterisation of the pigments” (advisor prof. Gianfranco Bocchinfuso), in collaboration with ENEA Research Center. On the occasion of this thesis, I’ve contributed to start and develop a research project, conducted in the Laser Diagnostic and Metrology Laboratory (UTAPRAD-DIM) at ENEA Research Center in Frascati. My contribute mainly consisted in the characterization of the fresco painting technique adopted by Michelangelo Buonarroti in the Sistine Chapel, in order to reproduce in laboratory 72 mural painting samples which could provide a palette of pigments used especially in Rome during the Renaissance. The final purpose of the interdisciplinary research was to collect the spectral analysis data in an appropriate database of pigments, valid as a reference model for some necessary operations to be performed on the actual mural paintings, like preliminary diagnosis and evaluation or redefinition of the conservative state as well as eventual restoration works. Part of the research results has been published and presented at the “7th International Conference on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy” (Luxor, Egypt, 29 September – 4 October 2012) and “The Third Balkan Symposium On Archaeometry”, entitled “The Unknown Face of the Artwork” (Bucharest, Romania, 29 – 30 October 2012).
Interested in the history of collecting and the care of museum collections, I was selected and attended the International Museology Summer Seminar by the Ecole du Louvre: “Connaissance et diffusion des collections de musée, inventaire et pratiques documentaires” (in English: “Knowledge and circulation of museum collections : Inventory and documentation procedures”) in Paris, Bordeaux, Versailles (3 – 14 September 2012).
I’ve been awarded and mentioned at literary exhibitions: “Prix Marco Polo” at the French language poetry competition organised by the Centre culturel Saint-Louis de France and by the Service culturel of the French Embassy in Italy (December 2004); merit award at “Uniarts scritture 2010” (June 2010); finalist at “Premio Firenze giovani” (December 2012).
I’m currently completing the studies in Early Modern Art History at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” supervised by the prof. Stefano Colonna.