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Monica was born in Venice. She earned her degree in Italian Literature and History from Art at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and she has developed a wide experience in the museums of the city. For many years she worked as a curator and archivist before moving into the field of museum education where she worked mainly with groups of children. She also worked at the Jewish Museum in Venice as a guide. She qualified as a guide for Venice and its province in 2009. Monica is continuing to study Venice and she often gives lectures on history and art for associations and public libraries. She is co-author of a series of guidebook for children and families about the Venetian churches.
After her postgraduate studies in Art History at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and at the University of Padua, Sara took up the charming road of restoration, getting her professional license at the Venetian Institute for Cultural Heritage (IVBC), again in Venice. This dual path between Art History and Art Conservation enabled her to deepen her expertise in the artistic techniques and the modern conservation methodologies of the cultural heritage. She owns a restoration laboratory where she operates on oil paintings on canvas and polychromed wood sculptures. The passion for her country and for the city of Venice has prompted her to research on particular themes, such as the Venetian painting of the XVIII century and the Venetian villas in the mainland countryside. She is authentically fond of museums and churches, too. Spending some time with her in Venice means getting to know the magnificent artistic heritage that is spread throughout the city. Guests are generally fascinated by her descriptions about how Venetians were able to mount a huge gilded ceiling, to stretch the largest paintings in the world, to move monumental columns from one side to the other of the Mediterranean Sea, to patiently position thousands of mosaic tiles. She is mother of two young children, and she does know that each family member has different needs. She boasts more than 10-year-long experience in museum education. Therefore, she accompanies with pleasure families that visit Venice, who are for her a stimulating challenge.
Federica is a 2005 graduate of the University of Gorizia (Italy) with a degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences, a branch of Political Sciences. Later she decided to follow her real passion for history bt earning a PhD in European Modern History at Rome's “La Sapienza” University in 2008. From 2008 through 2011, she collaborated with the Education Department of the Municipality of Venice for the project entiltled “Educational Itineraries” (“Itinerari educativi”) where she personally created artistic and historical itineraries about Venice. In 2009, she received her Tour Guide license for Venice, passing the examination in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Federica was born and raised in Venice and loves to show her city to curious travelers from around the world.
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