CURATOR OF DIGITAL INITIATIVES
Adriano Marinazzo is an art and architectural historian, architect, and artist, specializing in the virtual reconstruction of historical monuments, a subject he taught at the Department of the History of Architecture at the University of Florence. His research encompasses art, technology, and the development and application of digital tools in museum studies. Among his research is a noteworthy new hypothesis on a Michelangelo sketch, identified by Marinazzo as the architectural outline of the Sistine Ceiling, possibly the first drawing made by the great artist while preparing for the decoration of the ceiling. In 2014, Marinazzo was invited to show this groundbreaking discovery at the XIV Biennale of Architecture of Venice. He later developed a multimedia work concerning the painted architecture of the Sistine Ceiling, and he is writing a book with the working title: Michelangelo: The Tomb and the Vault. In 2008 Marinazzo worked with the Muscarelle when he assisted with the Painting the Italian Landscape: Views from the Uffizi exhibition. In 2010 he presented a study with a video and artistic renderings during the Michelangelo: Anatomy as Architecture, Drawings by the Master exhibition. In 2013 he contributed to the exhibition, Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti, by selecting the drawings and writing the architectural entries of the catalogue. Marinazzo is currently curating VIRTUAL MUSCARELLE, a collection of virtual exhibitions created by the Museum. He is also completing research for a three-dimensional reconstruction project on the William & Mary campus’s architectural history.