Forum on Museums and Religion

A platform from within the Museum Studies MA program, the mission of the Forum on Museums and Religion is to unite museum professionals and religious authorities (of different faiths) to discuss common issues posed by role and identity of sacred space and the placement of sacred objects in museum contexts in different parts of the world.

Our biennial public conferences are published in a bilingual (English and Italian) series by Edifir (first two volumes) and from volume three, the LdM Press.

Scientific Committee:

Diane Apostolos-Cappadona
Haub Director of the Catholic Studies Program, Georgetown University

Maia Wellington Gahtan
Program Director, MA Museum Studies, Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici

Nicola Laneri
School of Religious Studies, CAMNES

Mauro Mussolin
Associate Research Scholar, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University

Donatella Pegazzano
Associate Professor of Museology and the History of Collecting, SAGAS, University of Florence

Emanuela Rossi
Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, SAGAS, University of Florence

Timothy Verdon
Director, Museo dell’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore; Director, Office of Sacred Art and Ecclesiastical Cultural Heritage, Archdiocese of Florence