Journalist Alessandro Giuli is the new president of Maxxi: Sangiuliano’s choice. The era of Giovanna Melandri ends after 10 years

The journalist and writer Alessandro Giuli is the new president of the Maxxi Foundation, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts. The appointment was signed by the Minister of Culture Gennaro Sangiuliano. Giuli takes the place of Joanna Melandri, who led the foundation for ten years. Giuli will formally be president from 12 December. The Maxxi, designed by Zaha Hadid, is one of the most influential and glamorous art institutions in Rome. According to the reconstructions of many newspapers, Sangiuliano’s decision has found the agreement of the Prime Minister Georgia Melons, who has long had a relationship of esteem with Giuli. In the meantime, the former minister of cultural heritage has called a press conference for November 24 to make a final summary of her experience at the helm of the Maxxi, which she defines as “a beautiful journey”.

Giuli, 47 years old, a degree in philosophy and a debut on Sheet from Julian Ferrara of which it was also deputy director and then co-director in 2017, he has so far worked as a political commentator for Free and is a well-known face on TV where he is often a guest on politics and current affairs talk shows. On television he also conducted the program on Rai Due Second Line, however closed after two episodes due to very low ratings. In his curriculum there are no cultural heritage management experiences but he has published several books. Between these: The step of the geese. The unresolved identity of the post-fascists (Einaudi), Sovereignty for beginners. Individuals and power between identity and integration And And the Magna Madre came: the rites, the cult and the action of Cybele Romana dedicated to the archaic traditions of ancient Rome. For the Roman museum, which has recently launched the de The Great Maxxi with funding from 42 million eurosa crucial period begins.

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