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Anna Pirri Valentini

Anna Pirri Valentini is Assistant Professor of Administrative Law at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca where she teaches Global Law. From 2019 to 2023 she taught Art Market Legislation at NABA-Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan; and from 2021 to 2024 she taught Tourism, Heritage and Sustainable Economic Development Policies and Culture, Policy and Society at Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome.

Anna graduated in Law cum laude in 2015 at the University of Rome La Sapienza, and she obtained a Ph.D. in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca in 2020. She has been visiting research scholar at the Institut des Sciences Sociales du Politique -École normale supérieure Paris Saclay- (Paris) and at the LSE- London School of Economics and Political Science (London).

From 2022 Dr. Pirri Valentini is collaborating as a consultant on international cultural projects with the Fondazione Scuola Beni e Attività Culturali.

Her main areas of interest include cultural heritage legislation and art law, in a comparative perspective. More specifically, she focused her research on the legal protection of contemporary art; artists’ contracts and archives; art export controls; and management and regulation of cultural institutions. She published articles on cultural heritage legislation and art law in Italian and international journals (Rivista Trimestrale di Diritto Pubblico; Giornale di Diritto Amministrativo; AEDON; International Journal of Constitutional Law; Land), and in collective books. Her research has been presented in national and international conferences (Italy, France, England, Hong Kong, Chile, Poland, United States). In 2023 she published the monography titled “Il controllo sulla circolazione internazionale delle opere d’arte” within the book series Saggi di Diritto Amministrativo edited by Giuffré Editore.

She collaborates with international research projects on cultural heritage legislation, such as the MEMOLOI project (Programme de recherche sur la mémoire des grandes lois patrimoniales) and the ELGAR Research Handbook on Art, Culture and Heritage (Université de Genève, University of Kent, and University of Leicester). She is co-founder of the research network Law and Cultural Heritage across the Atlantic which seeks to promote research, opportunities for discussion and education on the comparison of art and cultural heritage regulation in Italy and the United States.

Dr. Pirri Valentini is a member of IRPA (Istituto di Ricerca sulla Pubblica Amministrazione); Deputy Secretary General of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S); and Secretary General of ICON-S Italia (the Italian chapter of ICON-S).