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 was born in Milan in 1988 and grew up in Rome where he graduated at Liceo Torquato Tasso in 2008. He graduates with 110 and laude in the studies of Modern and Contemporary Medieval History at the faculty of Arts and Philosophy at La Sapienza University in Rome with a thesis on the transmission of the goods and its inventories in Rome in the seventeenth century. In 2012 he obtained a MA (Master of Arts) at Durham University in the UK. At the same time he began a fruitful internship with Dr. Andreina d’Agliano, participating in the creation and cataloging of Italian Porcelain from the Lokar Collection (2013), The Victoria and Albert Museum Collection VII quaderno degli Amici di Doccia (2013), Porcellane Europee dalla Collezione Zerilli Marimò (2014) and La Porcellana in Piemonte (1737-1825) Le manifatture Rossetti, Vische e Vinovo (2015). Between 2013 and 2014 he works as a Internship at the Christie’s Ceramics and Glass Department at South Kensington in London. He later collaborated with Gianpaolo Lukacs in the historic gallery of Via Veneto in Rome and with him he signed a chapter on figurative decoration in the monograph dedicated to Geminiano Cozzi and his porcelain (2016).