Borghese Gallery for Kids
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Theresa is an art historian and author of "Creating and Contemplating the Renaissance Garden". She holds a Master's degree in Art History and is intensely interested in the layers of Rome and unfolding the city's depth through seminar teaching and freelance writing. She is a contributing writer on Italian travel for The New York Post and The Buffalo News and has been involved as editor and consultant for several Italian and English language travel and academic book publications.
Anna Livia holds a Masters in art history from the Sapienza University of Rome, with a specialization in Renaissance painting and history, including daily life in the 1600s. She wrote her thesis on Raphael's decoration of the Papal bathroom in the Vatican residence. Annalivia is a native Roman whose roots go back decades. Her grandfather was one of the Palatine honor guards of the Pope. In addition to teaching (for which she holds an additional graduate degree) and lecturing, Annalivia also works for the Modern Art Gallery of the Municipality of Rome as supervisor for the didactic activities.
Dony holds a Ph.D in Art History from the University of Granada, Spain and an MA in Communication and Culture from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Traveller, art historian, documentary photographer and visual archaeologist, Dony has written 3 books about history and music, including Electronic Samba. Dony is an independent scholar who has explored the globe extensively. He has travelled to more than 38 countries and approximately 200 cities, stopping to delve deeper in Spain, England, Brazil and Italy. He regularly contributes to books and periodicals such as The Ecologist, Traveler magazine and Cambio 16, Lozzy maps and guides. Dony's passion for and life-long research into Art History and Greek-Roman civilization has brought him to lecture at universities and deliver papers at conferences in Spain, Italy and Brazil. With Context he leads walks in Rome and Paris. He is now based in Rome where he is currently working on a book about historical Roman musical personalities, which includes such characters as Nero and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, the Choirmaster at the Sistine Chapel.
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