VIVE Institute: research is strong, it's young, it's women

European Researchers' Night

On Friday, September 29, at 5:30 p.m., on the occasion of the European Researchers' Night, the VIVE Institute is showing for the first time to the public an essential line of its vast and deep commitment to research.

Two young PhD students, Dr. Angelica Cantarutti from the University of Udine and Dr. Chiara Petrini from Roma Tre University, take visitors to the places where they are doing their research, showing them concretely what they are doing, the materials they are working on - archival papers, books and period photos - and also the first results of their studies. 
Since its establishment in November 2020, the VIVE institute has identified research as a fundamental cornerstone of museological action. Based on this assumption, the institute has acted and is acting in various directions and with various tools: among other things, the goal is to enhance the value of its heritage objects, the buildings that house them, and the surrounding socio-urban context.
In this regard, an indispensable lever of action consists of the Ph.
The Ph.D. is unanimously considered the ideal tool for designing university research of the highest quality, in the sciences and humanities, as in this case. In 2022, the VIVE signed memorandums of understanding with the University of Udine and  Roma Tre University to activate as many doctoral programs in Art History. In the one and the other case, the Institute fully covered the related expenses for a scholarship. The two research projects, followed for the scientific part respectively by Professor Donata Levi and Professor Silvia Ginzburg, are already now bringing to light key elements of the Institute's history. Dr. Cantarutti is working on the figure of Federico Hermanin, the first director of the Palazzo Venezia Museum; Dr. Petrini on that of Federico Zeri, who was in contact with the same Museum in the 1950s.

«Initiatives such as the European Researchers' Night," declares Edith Gabrielli, General Director of VIVE, "help to remember and, above all, to communicate to the outside world an essential aspect of our mandate, which is precisely the need for research. It is a pleasure to do this today thanks to two young scholars, two young research professionals. I consider this an encouraging sign.»

More info about the event here.

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Angelica Cantarutti

Angelica Cantarutti

Chiara Petrini

Chiara Petrini