Isabella di Lenardo
Fields of expertise
Isabella di Lenardo is researcher in Digital Humanities and Urban History.
Since the beginning of the Venice Time Machine, she directed all the urban modeling simulations of the city and acted as content curator for all the exhibitions (Venice Biennale, Grand Palais, Datasquare - ArtLab).
She was Head of “Replica” project : digitizing 1 million photos of artworks in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Venice) and visual patterns extraction through a search engine for visual similarities.
Her research interests in History are focused on the production and circulation of artistic and architectural knowledge in Europe XVIth – XVIIIth centuries in particular on North-South relationships and influences.
She is interested in cadastral studies, focusing in particular on cases in which such approaches have led to the requisitioning previous assumption concerning the morphology, the sociology and the economy of the city.
Isabella di Lenardo has a Ph.D in Art History and also studied Archaeology and Urban Studies. She has published essays and articles about Venetian Art and Urban History and participated in many Art exhibitions in European museums.
She coordinated summer schools and workshops about Digital Tools for Art History and Urban History.
She attended conferences on digital methods for History in universities and patrimonial institutions.
She leads projects in collaboration to Bibliothèque national de France in Paris, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (Paris), Ecole nationale des chartes (Paris), Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art, Musée du Louvre, Archives Nationales de Paris, Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux.