Juliana Biondo Digital Initiatives Manager, Vatican Museum
Juliana manages the Patrons of the Vatican Museums first app, Patrum. The only one of its kind for cultural institutions, Patrum combines instant chat technology, online community building and crowdsource fundraising into one interface. By fusing innovative digital design, curatorial knowledge, and creative branding, Patrum provides totally fresh, and nuanced access points to one of the largest collections in the world. A Yale graduate and alumna of the Courtauld Institute, Juliana is an art historian interested in rephrasing the role, understanding, and definition of international cultural heritage.
With a global focus on the arts, Juliana has worked in both the private and public arts sector at the Tate Britain, Yale Center for British Art, Bonhams, the Art Program of the World Bank, and ART in Embassies of the US Department of State. She also volunteers with UNESCO’s sister organization in Rome, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM). As a web and media designer, Juliana is working with the conservation sciences marketing team to produce new info graphics which prioritize the visual experience of the document as the most effective way to synthesize the recent big data collected about the shape and scale of the science conservation field.