Marina Pugliese

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Marina Pugliese is an art historian and a museum director with 15+ years of experience ranging from contemporary art history and conservation to anthropology and education.

Internationally known as a scholar and specialist in the conservation of contemporary art, she led a consortium of diverse museums in Milan, having founded two of the three institutions. (Museo del Novecento; Galleria D’Arte Moderna; Museo delle Culture).

In 2013 she received a Scholar Grant by the GCI (Getty Conservation Institute). Since 2002 to 2008 she taught Contemporary Art Museology and History of Exhibitions as adjunct professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan.

In September 2017 she will curate the exhibition Lucio Fontana, Environments at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan.

She is member of the advisory board of INCCA (International Nerwork for the Conservation of Contemporary Art) and of the editorial board of Palinsesti

Major publications

Pour la première fois en Italie et dans le monde. L’Ambiente spaziale a luce nera et ses rééditions, Lucio Fontana Rétrospective, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris – Paris Musées, 2014 (article)

Bridging the Gap – Linking Conservation Strategies in the Preservation of our Ethno-anthropological, Heritage and Contemporary Art, ICOM-CC 17th Triennal Conference, Melbourne, 2014 (article)

Ephemeral Monuments, History and Conservation of Complex Installations, GCI (Getty Institute of Conservation), 2013 (book)

Contemporary Art market versus Conservation. The draft of an authenticity certificate for the commercial and legal classification of Contemporary Art, ICOM-CC Lisbon 2011 (article)

Public Art in Urban Space (L’Arte pubblica nello Spazio Urbano. Committenti Artisti e Fruitori), Bruno Mondadori 2007 (book)

Mixed Media. Materials and procedures in Contemporary Art (Tecnica Mista. Materiali e procedimenti dell’arte contemporanea), Bruno Mondadori 2006 (book)

Sculpting Space. Techniques and methodolgy of sculpting from ancient to recent times (Scolpire lo spazio, tecnica e metodologia della scultura dall’antichità al contemporaneo), Campanotto Ed. 2000 (book)

Techniques and materials in Contemporary Art (Le Tecniche e i materiali nell’arte contemporanea), Accademia dei Lincei 2000 (book)

L’Estetica del Sintetico. La plastica e l’arte del XX secolo, (The Aesthetic of Synthetic: Plastics and art in the 20th century), Costa&Nolan 1997  (book)


Università degli studi di Pavia-Université Paris 1; Accademia dei Lincei, Rome


BA, MA, Universita degli Studi di Genova; PhD, Universita degli Studi di Udine