Stefania Zardini Lacedelli

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Twitter: @fantesiazl


The museum as a platform for sound culture

First supervisor: Dr Ross Parry, University of Leicester

Second supervisor: Dr Giasemi Vavoula, University of Leicester

Third supervisor: Dr Sheila Watson, University of Leicester

I am a Midlands3Cities PhD student, AHRC funded.


2011 – 2015: Master’s Degree in Economics and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities, Ca' Foscari University

2014: Visiting scholar at the Department of Media Arts and Sciences, Duke University (NC) thanks to a scolarship won through the Globalization Program of Venice International University. Under the supervision of Dr Victoria Szabo, Program Director of the Information Science + Information Studies Lab, I developed a digital model - the MQUADRO platform - in order to extend the museums online accessibility and to improve the participation of public in the co-creation of content.

2016-2011: Degree in Techniques of the Performing Arts, Ca' Foscari University, Venice

Professional Experience

I am the co-founder of DOLOM.IT, the virtual museum dedicated to the Dolomites landscape co-created by students along with other cultural institutions of the Belluno district.

I am the co-founder of ADOMultimedia Heritage, a lab aimed to foster innovation in the museum field by developing new tools to experience cultural heritage in the digital age.

I have worked in the museum field since 2011, when I launched and directed for five years the Educational Departments of the Educational Departments the Mario Rimoldi Modern Art Museum, the Palaeontological museum and the Ethnographic museum in Cortina d'Ampezzo. To further improve the online accessibility, I developed a digital network strategy and a multimedia platform based on my Master thesis.


Digital Heritage: how do millennials perceive and experience it? Conference proceedings at the Conservation and Promotion of European Intangible Heritage meeting, Treccani Institute, Rome, July 2016.

MAP - Museums Accessibility Platform. Master thesis available on Ca' Foscari University digital archive (February 2015)

ENCHANTING DOLOMITES How performing arts can add value to the new World Heritage Site, Bachelor thesis published by the Municipality of Valle di Cadore, Italy with the support of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation (Tipografia Piave, July 2012 - ISBN 978-88-907396-1-3)

Public engagement and Conferences

  • Steering the school towards active citizenship and a new definition of intangible and immaterial heritage in the digital era. I co-organized the public consultation in terms of safeguarding and enhancement of intangible heritage belonging to the European cultures, promoted by the DiCultHer network, by managing the involvement of European students and educational professionals through a dedicated Questionnaire.
  • A music-sharing model for platform museums. Speaker in the seminar for museum professionals, Civic Museums, Venice, July 2016.
  • MQUADRO: a platform model for museums. Lesson on digital sharing practices to the Master students in the course of Creative Development at the Ca' Foscari University, Venice (July 2016)
  • MQUADRO: a platform model for cultural heritage. Speaker in the panel Digital Cultural Heritage as Public Humanities Collaboration at 104th CAA Annual Conference, Washington (February 2016)
  • A music-sharing model of crowdsourcing in museums. Speaker in Open Knowledge and Open Arts Workshop at the University of Catania (February 27th, 2016)
  • The birth of the MQUADRO platform, Mario Rimoldi Modern Art Museum, Cortina. I presented publicly the multimedia platform that I developed through a research project in collaboration with Venice International University and Duke University (NC). The project is mentioned as a case study in Lanzoni, Kristin Huffman; Mark James-Vrooman Olson; and Victoria E. Szabo, Wired! and Visualizing Venice: Scaling up Digital Art History. Artl@s Bulletin 4, no. 1 (2015)

Other Research Interests

  • Intangible Heritage in the Digital Age
  • New Knowledge Commons and Heritage communities
  • Emotions and digital co-creation in museums

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