Paola Refice was born in Rome on 24 July 1956 and has been living in Arezzo since 1998. She graduated in Humanities, course of studies in History and Arts, on 4 july 1979 at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. She graduated at the Scuola di Perfezionamento in History of Medieval and Modern Art at the same University,and she took a degree in Archive-Keeping, Paleography and Diplomatics at the School of the State Archive of Rome.
She has been working as an officer at the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities since 1979. At present, she works as a Historian of Art, director and coordinator at the Superintendence BAAAS of Arezzo, where she manages the Service of Artistic and Historical Heritage. She has been a Secretary of the Committee for Artistic and Historical Heritage since 27 November 1996. She is part of boards and work groups, and carries out scientific and administrative tasks for the Central Administration: she worked for some years at the classification of State’s Historical and Artistic Heritage; she followed various disputes on the restitution of Italian works that are now out of the country. In most recent years, she worked on the issue of the collocation of the detached fresco by Piero della Francesca with “Madonna del Parto”, as an historian of art, in cooperation with Government Legal Service, and later as technical expert of the party in the trial promoted by the Curia of Arezzo at the Municipality of Monterchi on the property of this work. She created and managed the application of the “single ticket” for different Museums of State of Arezzo and the management of similar works for the management and improvement of cultural heritage.
She worked as a teacher of History and Art subjects at the Specialization School of History of Medieval and Modern Art at the Universityof Rome “La Sapienza” and at the Advanced training courses in Cultural Heritage organized in Cortona by the Scuola Normale di Pisa, at the University of Florence, the University of Macerata and the University of Siena – where she is now contract professor of Legislation on cultural heritage and International Legislation on Cultural Heritage at the seat of Arezzo – as well as at several IFTS courses and other courses organized in compliance with the European Law.
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