Last week we introduced the protagonists of the first round table, directors and curators of some of the most important Italian and international museums. Today, we present you the guests of the second panel of discussion, on the second day of the Symposium. They will explore the critical issues that every museums face in communicating and presenting the works of the past to the contemporary observers, providing their point of view and topics of discussion.
As moderator, Adolfo Natalini started out as a painter and afterwards graduated in architecture in Florence in 1966. He founded Superstudio, which had a major part in the “Radical architecture” movement. Since then, Superstudio projects have appeared in publications and exhibitions all over the world and its works are now part of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art New York, Centre Pompidou Paris, MAXXI Rome.
Paolo Biscottini, art historian and museologist, teaches Museology at the Catholic University of Milan, where he also directs a Master in Museology and Museography. He entered very young in public administration, directed the Civic Museums of Monza and later Palazzo Reale in Milan. In 1997 he was called by Card. Carlo Maria Martini to found the Diocesan Museum of Milan, which he directed until 2016, when he founded Museocity, of which he is Vice President.
Guido Canali, graduated at Politecnico di Milano and then he worked in Italy and in Europe. Former university professor at the University of Parma, then at the IUAV of Venice, he is currently professor of architectural composition at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ferrara. The professional assignments mainly concerned the restoration of historical-urban-architectural ensembles and the organization of installations and museum complexes
Maria Concetta di Natale, full Professor of Museology and History of Collecting and Director of the Department of Culture and Society at the University of Palermo. In November 2015, she was designated by the Rector as Delegate for the enhancement of educational and scientific activities related to Cultural Heritage. She is the Scientific Curator of the Museo Diocesano of Palermo.
Marco Magni is a chief architect in Guicciardini & Magni Architetti, an architectural firm which is involved in cultural heritage projects, such as museums, theatres, auditoriums, libraries. Since 1990 Guicciardini & Magni Architetti have realized more than 40 museums and 60 temporary exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Together with Adolfo Natalini, Guicciardini & Magni Architetti designed the enlargement, restoration and exhibition design for the Opera del Duomo Museum.
Boris Micka has changed the way museums and exhibitions are conceived by introducing theatrical references mixed with the latest technology to communicate more intensely with visitors. “The new studio - Boris Micka Associates - collaborates with great professionals in Seville, Istanbul, Berlin and Prague. We are looking forward to create new exciting, surprising and very emotional projects together with the clients that are willing to explore new ways of attracting and amazing their visitors.”
Adeline Rispal, after qualifying as a state-certified architect in Paris in 1981, Adeline Rispal joined Jean Nouvel, where she worked on the architectural and scenographic project for the Arab World Institute in Paris from 1982 to 1988. She is specialized in designing complex cultural and heritage projects. Her work includes defining client objectives and dealing with the architectural, museographic, scenographic and educational aspects of projects.