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Originally from Venetian mainland, Matteo has lived in different countries, which sparked his interest in art history and archaeology. He holds a B.A. in Cultural Heritage Preservation and an M.A. in Archaeology - specializing in Islamic Archaeology - from the University Ca' Foscari, Venezia. Matteo chose to specialize in Islamic Archaeology, due to his personal passion and curiosity for the Islamic World: this particular interest was developed after several travels and stays in different Middle Eastern countries. He has worked as a freelance archaeologist following projects in different locations of the Veneto Region in Italy and in Cairo, Egypt. Matteo became a qualified tourist guide for the City of Venice in 2009, and he has been collaborating with Context since then.
Nadia has a degree in art history from the Ca' Foscari University in Venice and wrote her thesis on the painter Francis Bacon. After various work experiences, both in public and private sectors, she collaborated in drafting the online magazine "Engramma," which dealt with the study of the classical tradition in Western culture and the mechanisms of transmitting ancient culture in our contemporary age. The magazine was created in conjunction with the Department of Architectural History at I.U.A.V University. Nadia has also spent time in France working at the "Les Abattoirs" center for contemporary art in Toulouse. In 2009 she obtained a guiding license, and through this work is able to share her passion and knowledge of art history, literature, and the history of Italian and Venice with others. Nadia enjoys approaching artworks as a lens through which to investigate and reconstruct historical contexts.
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.
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