Venice, here is the new director of Palazzo Grimani: Valeria Finocchi, under 40


An under-40 director for Palazzo Grimani in Venice: art historian Valeria Finocchi has just been appointed to lead the Venetian institution.

Palazzo Grimani in Venice has a new director: she is young Valeria Finocchi, an art historian under 40. An official of the Ministry of Culture, formerly in charge of Educational Services, management and care of the collections, Valeria Finocchi received her appointment in recent hours. She will succeed Daniele Ferrara, who led the museum since 2014 and who, a note released by the institute reads, “has made an essential contribution to the enhancement of Palazzo Grimani, elevating it to an indispensable place for understanding Venice and its Renaissance. As our Director and scholar he will continue to be a valuable and fundamental point of reference for our work.”

Roman, born May 15, 1982, Finocchi after classical studies obtained a three-year degree in History and Conservation of the Artistic Heritage at the University of Roma Tre, and a master’s degree in History of the Arts and Conservation of the Artistic Heritage at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. Also at the same university, he earned a PhD in Art History.

Her curriculum, in addition to her role as a ministry official in the Regional Directorate of Museums of Veneto, also includes teaching art history at the Venice Institute - School of Italian Language and Culture for Foreigners, and coordinating various projects and exhibitions.

Venice, here is the new director of Palazzo Grimani: Valeria Finocchi, under 40
Venice, here is the new director of Palazzo Grimani: Valeria Finocchi, under 40


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