Louisa is an art historian who obtained her B.A. at the Courtauld Institute, where she specialized in Venetian art and the Italian medieval and Renaissance periods. In 2000, she earned her M.A. from the University of Warwick in Venetian Renaissance art.
Lorenza is a native of Venice who received her Master in Art History through Cà Foscari University, Venice. For the past 25 years, she has divided her time between Venice and New York. In New York she teaches various courses on art history at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, where she designed the course Art and Architecture of the Venetian Republic 1100-1800. For FIT she also developed and leads the Short-Term Study Abroad in Venice. She is lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and contributor to the Khan Academy with art history essays. Lorenza has authored and contributed to numerous books and publications on Venice, including "Venezia. La città, l'arte, la storia" (Arsenale 2011), "Arts and Crafts in Venice" (Koneman, Koln, 1999) and "Handbook of Painting Techniques" (NYU in Venice, 1999). In the past she taught history of art and architecture in Venice at the New York University, and in Venice worked for the Venice Bureau for the Protection of Architectural, Historical and Artistic Heritage for 13 years, cataloging, documenting, and researching the collection at the Palazzo Reale. Lorenza is an esteemed scholar with decades of international experience. She will lead you through her city with fun, passion, and knowledge.
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.