“My internship in the Exhibitions Office at the Vatican Museums has allowed me to immediately put into practice many of the skills and knowledge I gained in the MAMA program. I moved from discussing museum exhibition case studies at SDA Bocconi, to helping organize the management and practicalities of transporting some of the Vatican’s most world-famous art to Russia for an exhibition later this year. I went from learning about the importance of an international and culturally-diverse perspective on Arts Management, to assisting in the delivery of a fascinating and symbolically significant collaboration between the Vatican Museums and the Jewish Museum in Rome - borrowing art from over 50 Italian and international museums and galleries.
Finally, I have had the opportunity to design and execute a separate market research project for the Vatican Museums – putting my marketing knowledge from SDA Bocconi to the test in one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. The practical knowledge of cultural tourism, and the project management experience that I have gained from this project, have both shown me my particular areas of interest within the arts sector, and driven me to go out and use this experience for the benefit of other cultural institutions.”