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Marina Pugliese

Marina Pugliese
Marina Pugliese (Genoa, 24/09/68) is the former Director of the Museo del Novecento (Museum of the Italian '900) in Milan. In 2015 she moved to San Fransisco and is now Adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts. 
She is an art historian specialised in contemporary art techniques and conservation. Marina obtained her degree in art history with honours from the the Università degli Studi di Genova in 1998 and obtained her PhD in Contemporary Art History at the Università degli Studi di Udine in 2014. She is advisor to the international project POPART (Preservation of Plastic Artifacts in Museums) and member of the Advisory Board of Amaci (Associazione Musei d’Arte Contemporanea Italiani). Marina is an expert, evaluator and technical consultant of the Court on 20th century fine arts.
 
Past projects
2005-2010 Co-ordinator INCCA Italy group
2008-2010 Project Director for the upcoming Museo del Novecento
2000-2008 Head Conservator for the 20th Century collection of the Civic Art Collection of Milan
2006-2007 Co-ordinator of the inter-museum project Dic (Documentazione Installazioni Complesse – Documentation of Complex Installations) promoted by the Museo del Novecento (Museum of the Italian '900) and by Darc (Direzione Arte e Architettura contemporanea – Direction of Art and Architecture) and by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Cultural Activities
2002/2008 Professor of  “Museologia del contemporaneo”, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Brera Academy of Fine Art), Milan.
2004/2008 Co-ordinator of a multi-year project for the realization of theses on Techniques in Contemporary Art in collaboration with Università Statale, Milan and the Istituto Centrale del Restauro (Central Institute of Restoration), Rome
2003/2006 Promoter and member of the Institutional Committee of the initiative for Public Art - “In Alto. Arte sui ponteggi” in collaboration with the Superintendence for Architectural Heritage.
 
Education
PhD in Contemporary Art History (Università degli Studi di Udine)
Graduate (1995) and Specialist (1998) with Honours in History of Art at the Università degli Studi di Genova
Scholarship student at the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome (1997-1998)
Winner of an overseas scholarship (Università di Pavia/Università Paris 1) 1999
Diploma as touristic guide (Provincia di Genova) 1997, languages English and Spanish
Diploma in Contemporary Art Restoration (Enaip 1990)
Diploma in Restoration of Paintings and Frescoes (Enaip 1992)
 
Selection of publications
L’Estetica del Sintetico. La plastica e l’arte del XX secolo, Costa&Nolan 1997
Le Tecniche e i materiali nell’arte contemporanea, Accademia dei Lincei 2000
Scolpire lo spazio, tecnica e metodologia della scultura dall’antichità al contemporaneo, Campanotto Ed. 2000
Tecnica Mista. Materiali e procedimenti dell’arte contemporanea, Bruno Mondadori 2006
L’Arte pubblica nello Spazio Urbano. Committenti Artisti e Fruitori (con Carlo Birrozzi), Bruno Mondadori 2007
I Fondi Relativi al Novecento nell’Archivio del Musei Municipali di Milano, (coautore con Danka Giacon e Iolanda Ratti), Comune di Milano, Milano 2007
Monumenti effimeri. Storia e conservazione delle installazioni, (con Barbara Ferriani), Mondadori Electa 2009
The english version of this volume is on preparation by the GCI (Getty Institute of Conservation)
 
Recent international conferences
2011 ICOM-CC Lisbon, Contemporary Art market versus Conservation. The draft of an authenticity certificate for the commercial and legal classification of Contemporary Art. (Published in the Preprints)
2011 Gwangju Biennal of Design, School of Curators, Contemporary Art conservation as a field of research
2011 MoMA NY, Presentation of the upcoming Museo del Novecento
2011 Porto, University of Fine Arts, A virtual tour on conservation at the Museo del Novecento
2010 Ljubljana Contemporary Art Museum, Practics in contemporary art conservation
2010 Madrid Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Las Installaciones, un medium que cambia
2009 SFIIC Paris Contemporary Artwork Preservation. The artist’s moral right versus the owner's material right (Published in the Preprints)
2008 ICOM-CC Delhi, Time, originality and materiality in contemporary art conservation. The theory of restoration by Cesare Brandi, between tradition and innovation (Published in the Preprints)
2007 University of Glasgow, Preserving Installation Art. Hypothesis for the Future of a Medium in Evolution, (Published in the Preprints)
 

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