Director of National Museum of Musical Instruments
Sandra Suatoni has a degree in Art History at University of Sapienza, and a European Master in Story of Architecture at University of Roma Tre. She is currently writing her thesis for Degree in Musicology and musical Cultural heritage at University of Tor Vergata. Since 1999 she has been a technical-scientific role at Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. She has directed restoration of early medieval painting and census project of artworks and rocky installation for Superintendence and BAAAS of Salerno and Avellino. At National Institute for Graphic, she directed educational services developing Project on accessibility to heritage, with particular attention of sensorial disability. She was director of Institute’s Printing House, and curator of exhibitions of design and engraving of Architecture, workshops of engraving and printing of artists and architects giving contributions to international activities on these issues. These projects allowed the acquisition of many artworks to the collection of the Institute and the Maxxi Museum, with which she collaborated on many projects of commoninterest. From December 2015 she is Director of National Museum of Musical Instruments (belonging to Museum Pole of Lazio) of which she realized the new general museological project, the statute and service card. She promoted the use of musical instruments collections through enhancement project, using diagnostic and detection in 3D resources, to creating an archive of knowledge useful for conservation and users scholars and makers of instruments. She also developed plans and direct conservative and functional restoration of musical instrument used for concert activities. She procured new acquisitions to the museum’s collection extending chronological range toward the twentieth century. She promoted local relationship with scientific research Institutions (ENEA), Music Conservatories and Universities for stages and project of valorisation and research. In 2018 the museum hosted Alternanza Scuola Lavoro’s activities for 280 days, in agreement with MIUR. She also edited musical programming of summer event Per il Cinema Italiano. Memoria, Presente e Futuro, at Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, organized by Direzione Generale del Cinema and Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (from 30 June to 20 July 2018), activating new synergies for cultural promoting.