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Chiara Gradella

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Part-time Curator
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Born in Mantova 26.07.1968. In 1994 she graduated in Classics at Bologna University with a research thesis in Near East Archaelogy and History of Art, “The hero fighting with the lion in the First Millennium B.C. Near East Art” (supervisor prof. S. M. Cecchini). Then, she took part in excavations in Mantova commissioned by the Lombardy Archaeological Authority.
From 1997 to 2004 she worked in a pottery workshop, where she could learn pottery technology and cooperate with schools and local museums using clay in educational process.
She has worked since 2005 as professional archaeologist in emergency excavations in Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia Romagna (Northern Italy) in various contexts, especially prehistoric and protohistoric.
In 2006 she began to work in Forcello Archaeological Park as an educational operator. She also worked as a guide in archaeological exhibitions and collaborated occasionally in setting up educational labs with the National Archaeological Museum of Mantova.
She is currently the part-time curator of Forcello Archaeological Park in Bagnolo San Vito (MN).