Collection, Research and Education Area


From left (top): Paolo Marini, Federica Facchetti, Beppe Moiso, Alessia Fassone, Susanne Töpfer, Enrico Ferraris. From left (bottom): Paolo Del Vesco, Federico Poole, Tommaso Montonati, Silvia Mosso (librarian).

Head: ad interim, Director Christian Greco



Federico Poole

Federico Poole supervises the scholarly publications of the museum and is editor-in-chief of its online research journal, Rivista del Museo Egizio. He curated the temporary exhibition Il Nilo a Pompei (2016). Among his study interests are relations of dependence in ancient Egypt, funerary ideology, shabti figures, and the reception of Egyptian cultural elements in ancient Campania.

Enrico Ferraris

Enrico Ferraris has been curator at the Egyptian Museum since 2013. He has worked for the excavation mission of the University of Turin to Alexandria in Egypt (2001-2007) and for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo (Grand Egyptian Museum, 2004). He is responsible for the program of analysis of the finds of the intact tomb of Kha and Merit, called TT8 Project (2018-2023). He curated the temporary exhibition Archeologia Invisibile (currently in progress).

Paolo Del Vesco

Paolo Del Vesco is a curator and an archeologist. He partecipated to excavations in Italy, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Sudan. He is deputy director of the Italian-Duch mission in the New Kingdom cemetery in Saqqara. He curated the temporary exhibitions Missione Egitto 1903-1920 (2017/2018) and Statues also Die (2018).

Federica Facchetti

Federica Facchetti has curated the Late Period Room of Museo Egizio. She is currently involved in social inclusion and education projects, and she oversees didactic publications and children's books. She is a member of the editorial staff of Rivista del Museo Egizio, she is responsible for internship agreements and she manages photo requests. Her study interests focus on pottery, mummification and amulets.

Alessia Fassone

Alessia Fassone is graduated in Egyptology (MA) and specialized in Archeology (M.Phil.) at the University of Turin. Curator in the Museo Egizio, Turin since 2014, she is responsible for the Ptolemaic, Roman - Late Antique and the Temple of Ellesiya Rooms. She cooperates in the elaboration of educational and social inclusion programs, and interested in the outspread of the Egyptomania and in the history of modern and contemporary Egypt.

Beppe Moiso

His main job is focused on the study and archival researches connected to the birth of the turinese collection, including the complete archaeological activity of E. Schiaparelli and G. Farina. He is responsible for the digital elaboration of historical and photographical archives in order to develop a central database. He studies the excavation, at Gebelein and Asyut, leaded by Virginio Rosa in the 1911.

Susanne Töpfer

Susanne Töpfer is the curator responsible for the papyrus collection in the Museo Egizio Torino. She graduated from Leipzig University and obtained a PhD in Egyptology at Heidelberg University. Susanne was a research assistant at the Egyptian Museum in Leipzig and held the position of a research assistant at the “Book of the Dead Project” at Bonn University. Her PostDoc project at Heidelberg University was focusing on the study of hieratic papyri.



Tommaso Montonati

Tommaso Montonati is an egyptologist-archivist. His main job is to coordinate the projects of digitizing and studying the photographic and historical Museum Archives, in order to develop a central database. He is interested in the birth and development of the Archaeological Italian Mission in Egypt, in the study of Middle Kingdom structures and objects from provincial sites excavated by Schiaparelli and Farina, especially at Gebelein and Qau el-Kebir.



From left: Sara Aicardi, Giulia Gregori, Marco Rossani (head), Nicola Dell'Aquila, Federico Taverni, Valentina Turina, Enrico Barbero, Umberto Ferrante.



Management and Administration Area

From left: Samanta Isaia (head of Development projects and European Funds Area), Claudia Marotta, Cristina Soncin, Antonella Guida (head of Management and Administration Area), Silvia Montanaro, Silvia Cendron, Maila Pennati.



Development projects and European Funds

Head: ad interim, Managing Director Samanta Isaia



Paolo Marini

Paolo Marini is a Museo Egizio curator and traveling exhibition coordinator. He is graduated in Egyptology (MA) and obtained a PhD in History and Oriental Studies at the Università di Pisa, with a dissertation entitled “Shabti boxes: functions and beliefs”. His research interests include Archaeology, Material Culture, funerary equipment and Museo Egizio collection.


Communication, Marketing and Public Relations Area

From left: Piera Luisolo, Sofia Ciardi, Caterina Ciccopiedi, Paola Matossi L'Orsa (Director of Marketing, Communication and External Relations Office), Simona Bori Prelle, Letizia Merlo, Virginia Cimino, Chiara Del Prete. Not in this picture: Divina Centore, Elisa Fanetti.



Divina Centore

Divina Centore obtained her MA degree from the University of Pisa, with a thesis on the importance of archaeological contexts and their reassemblage. At the Museo Egizio, she is currently working in the Communication Office. She manages the website and the scientific contents produced by this office. She is part of the editorial team of the Rivista del Museo Egizio and she is the contact person for the activities organised at the museum by the ACME Association. Her study interests focus on pottery, late Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period.


Service and Security Area

From left: Massimo Piccarreta, Valentino Lupia, Francesco Fuoco, Biagio Sparacino, Davide Mezzino, Andrea Megna (Head of Safety and Security)