Giulia Mezzi holds a Ph.D. in Art History from University of Reading, UK, for which she was awarded a full scholarship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2011-2013). Her thesis investigates the development of cultural heritage preservation in post-unification Italy by the means of the architect Camillo Boito (1836-1914). Her educational background also includes an MA in Art History and Cultural Heritage Preservation of the Church from the Pontificia Università Gregoriana in Rome.
Her areas of professional expertise are cultural heritage preservation and the challenges of authentication of works of art, both in the traditional and in the digital art market. From 2014-2017 she coordinated the Authentication Department of a Berlin-based online auction house. Previous experiences feature consultancies in international organizations dealing with cultural implementation projects and heritage preservation as also a research collaboration for Robert Edsel’s book “Saving Italy” (The Monuments Men Foundation) published in 2013. Skilled in cultural heritage management, art valuation and condition monitoring, she is truly passionate about the role of digital technology in Art and its application for the spreading of knowledge (digital museums etc.) and commercial purposes (art market).