Giuseppe Barbieri is Professor of History of Modern Art and head of the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He is the author of numerous monographs, over one hundred essays and hundreds of articles, mostly on Renaissance treatises, the history of architecture and urbanism in the modern age, Renaissance iconography, and on historic preservation. He has coordinated several initiatives and collaborations between Ca’ Foscari and the main Venetian institutions in the field of contemporary art: Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana, Fondazione Guggenheim, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, and Fondazione Biennale di Venezia. Over the last decade, he has acquired expertise in the field of multimedia and ICT approaches to art and cultural heritage. In 2007 and 2009, he was a member of the Programming Committee of the National Conference of the GARR Consortium ("Network Humanitatis”: Rome 2007, Naples 2009) and organized several international conferences on the relationship between artistic culture, multimedia and innovation. Along with Semyon Mikhailovsky and Silvia Burini, he curated the exhibition "Scene Change" at the Russian Pavilion of the Venice Biennial (2017).