Rossella Monopoli, M.A.



  • Devotional painting and sculpture in L’Aquila and central Italy between 15th and 16th centuries
  • Franciscan Observant patronage
  • Multimedia workshops
  • Cultural Heritage in contexts affected by natural disasters
  • Preservation of Cultural Heritage 


Among the Cracks, beyond the Biases. Investigating Art Patronage in L’Aquila and its Contado: 1461–1529

Publikationen (Auswahl)

  • “Perché Morandi oggi? Conversazione tra i borsisti della Fondazione Roberto Longhi”, in Giorgio Morandi, Roberto Longhi. Opere, Lettere, Scritti (Fondazione Roberto Longhi, Firenze 1–30 giugno 2014), ed. Maria Cristina Bandera, Milan 2014, pp. 78–86.
  • “Un dipinto di Saturnino Gatti per il convento di San Giuliano”, in I sensi dell’Arte e della Fede: 600 anni del convento di San Giuliano, ed. Silvia Pace et al., L’Aquila 2015, pp. 25–26.
  • L’Archivio storico dei frati Minori in Abruzzo. Inventario dei fondi provinciali (1255–1946), ed. Andrea Maiarelli with the collaboration of Rossella Monopoli and Ilaria Scipione, Milan 2019.


Rossella is a Warburg Rubinstein-funded PhD candidate at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Studies, University of London. She works under the supervision of Professor Michelle O’Malley on a project that investigates art patronage in L’Aquila, the northern outpost of the Kingdom of Naples, in a period that follows the destructive earthquake of 1461 until the definitive Spanish seizure of the city in 1529. Rossella holds a master’s degree in Art History (2011) from the Università degli Studi dell’Aquila and a Graduate Degree in Art History from the Scuola di Specializzazione of the Università di Roma Sapienza (2017). She holds the qualification of 'Tecnico Qualificato in Gestione di Musei e Pinacoteche' from the first level Specialisation Course in Management and Conservation of Cultural Heritage at Palazzo Spinelli, Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro, Florence (2012). She has also held internships at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna (2012) and Galleria Palatina in Palazzo Pitti (2013); she was fellow at the Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell'Arte Roberto Longhi, (2013–2014) and Turing Scheme funded fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut (2022). In L’Aquila, she worked as archive assistant (2016–2019) in the project of study and constitution of the Archivio Storico della Provincia dei Frati Minori d’Abruzzo supervised by Andrea Maiarelli, which led to the publication of a part of the inventory. She collaborated with the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per L’Aquila e i Comuni del Cratere (2019–2020) on a campaign of research and cataloguing of works of art located in ecclesiastical buildings damaged by the 2009 earthquake (uploading data on Sigec-web 3.00, the standard database platform of the Italian Ministry of Culture).

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