I trained as a book conservator at the European Course for Conservators/Restorers of Book Materials (1998-2001) in Spoleto and have worked in that capacity in various institutions, amongst which the London Metropolitan Archives, St. Catherine’s Monastery (Egypt), and the Vatican Library.
I studied Conservation of Library and Archive Materials (2001-2006) at Ca’ Foscari University Venice. I read for an MA in Digital Culture and Technology (2007-2009) at King’s College London and pursued a PhD (2010-2015) on an automated visualization of historical bookbinding structures at the Ligatus Research Centre (University of the Arts, London). I was a CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Medieval Studies (2016-2018) at the Library of Congress (Washington, DC). I am an adjunct professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Udine, Research Associate of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS), University of Pennsylvania, and Honorary Research Associate of UCLDH & the UCL Department of Information Studies.
I am co-PI with Dot Porter (SIMS) of VisColl, a modelling and visualization tool for the gathering structure of books in codex format, and since 2019 I am an advisor for the Mellon-funded project The Book and the Silk Roads at the University of Toronto.