Luca Melegati, Director of Wannenes of Milan and head of the Department of Ceramics and Glass in 2008, he was a consultant and expert for the major auction houses in Italy, at least for Sotheby’s Italy from 2000 to 2008. He is active in the world of art, as a lecturer, curator of thematic exhibitions, writer of essays and art journalist.
NICOLÒ JAMES MONTANARI
Nicolò James Montanari together with Luca Melegati runs the department of Ceramics and Glass since June 2017. After his graduation cum laude in medieval, modern and contemporary history at La Sapienza in Rome, he achieved an MA at the University of Durham in the United Kingdom. Together with Andreina d’Agliano he worked on Italian Porcelain from the Lokar Collection (2013), The Victoria and Albert Museum Collection VII quaderno degli Amici di Doccia (2013), European Porcelain from the Zerilli Marimò Collection (2014) and La Porcellana in Piemonte (1737-1825) Le manifatture Rossetti, Vische e Vinovo (2015). Between 2013 and 2014 he completed an internship at the department of Ceramics and Glass at Christie’s in London. Successively he worked with the antiques dealer Giampaolo Lukacs in his renowned gallery in Via Veneto in Rome and with him contributed a chapter in the monography Geminiano Cozzi e le Sue Porcellane (2016).