Trastevere Tour for Kids
Sketches and Scavenger Hunts
Laurie has lived and worked in Rome since 2006, when she moved here with her family from Cambridge, Massachusetts. An anthropologist and art historian with a BA from Vassar College and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, Laurie worked as a curator at museums in Santa Fe and Boston and served as a Fulbright consultant to museums in Southeast Asia before moving to Italy. She teaches courses in Museum Studies and Art under Fascism for Temple University in Rome and other study abroad programs. Laurie has collaborated with the Special Superintendence for Archaeology of the Ministry of Fine Arts in Italy, and is a Research Associate at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University. As she takes students and travelers to museums, archaeological sites, villas, palaces and churches throughout Italy, Laurie consistently experiences the joy of discovering something new at every place she visits.
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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