Salvatore Settis has served as the Director of the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa as well as the President of the Cultural Heritage Board. He was a Warburg Professor at Hamburg University, gave the Isaiah Berlin Lectures in Oxford and the Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery in Washington, as well as holding the Chair of the Prado Museum in Madrid and the Borromini Chair at the Università della Svizzera Italiana. Since 2010, he has been Chairman of the Louvre Museum’s Scientific Advisory Council. His studies cover topics relating to ancient and post-ancient art history, as well cultural policies and trends. His most recent books include: Paesaggio Costituzione cemento (2010); Azione popolare. Cittadini per il bene comune (2012), If Venice Dies (2014), Costituzione! Perché attuarla è meglio che cambiarla (2016) and Architettura e democrazia (2017) all published by Einaudi; and The skies of Europe. Culture, creativity and equality (UTET, Dialogues on Man, 2017).

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