About Emily
An art historian, museum educator, and licensed tour guide, Emily is passionate about connecting travelers with the beauty, history and rich culture of Italy. She is a native English speaker, who grew up in the artistic, multicultural community of Santa Fe, NM before digging into the art world of the Big Apple. After ten years in New York City, working in the curatorial departments of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design, Emily decided to follow her dream of living in Italy. She now proudly calls the Eternal City her home. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation at Florida State University. She holds a Master's degree in Art History and Archeology from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, as well as an Italian Master II Level in Museum Education from the Università degli Studi Roma Tre. Since 2013, Emily has worked for many American university study abroad programs in Italy, teaching art history, museum studies, and Italian culture. She also collaborates with various museums in Rome to offer educational tours and creative workshops to adults, school groups and families with children. A great lover of storytelling, her guiding style is not to solely lecture, but rather to facilitate conversations and looking exercises that inspire creativity, spark critical thinking, promote participation and cultivate one's ability to observe art. Emily enjoys sharing Rome with curious travellers and families, people celebrating milestones, and tourists realizing their own Italian dreams.
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