I graduated from the University of Bologna, School of Arts and Humanities, with an MA thesis about the Civic Museum of Bologna during the years 1921-1944.

I conducted research projects on the preservation of museum collections during the two World Wars and the museological practices adopted in interwar years, publishing my work in several academic journals. I am the recipient of the 2019 Journal of Curatorial Studies’ Emerging Writer Award and I was editor of Museological Review‘s Issue 23.

I am currently a PhD researcher at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester. My research investigates the role that Allied troops played in the illicit appropriation of museum objects during the Second World War, with a particular focus on the Italian context.


Preservation of cultural heritage during the two World Wars, Art looting in World War II, Museum history, The cultural biography of museum objects



University of Leicester, School of Museum Studies, PhD researcher

ICOM – International Council of Museums, Member

ACHS – Association of Critical Heritage Studies, Member

Università di Bologna, Scuola di Lettere e Beni Culturali, Alumna