Pompeii, the new director Zuchtriegel takes office

twelve o’clock, April 8, 2021 – 6:56 pm

First official day in Pompeii for the new general manager appointed by Franceschini

NAPLES – First official day in Pompeii for the new general director of the Archaeological Park Gabriel Zuchtriegel, appointed on 20 February by the Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini, in succession to Massimo Osanna, current director general of the State Museums. His appointment was countersigned yesterday by the Minister for Public Administration, Brunetta.

The new director was chosen from among the 44 candidates, 10 of which of foreign origin, who submitted to the examination of the Commission chaired by Marta Cartabia, president emeritus of the Constitutional Court and currently Minister of Justice. At the end of the selection, which ended with the interviews of the ten candidates on the short list, held on 10 and 11 February, the commission identified the three candidates submitted to the minister, among whom the new director who took up office today was appointed.

Gabriel Zuchtriegel, born in 1981 in Weingarten, Germany, studied classical archeology, prehistory and Greek philology in Berlin, Rome and Bonn, where in 2010 he completed a PhD at the Gabii site near Rome in Lazio. he was a fellow of the German Archaeological Institute and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which in 2012 took him to the University of Basilicata (Matera) for a three-year research project on Greek colonization along the Ionian coast. He has taught at the universities of Bonn, Matera, Naples “Federico II” and author of numerous articles and monographs, including “Colonization and Subalternity in Classical Greece”, Cambridge University Press 2018. In 2019, he was awarded the Ravenna Festival prize . In 2015, he collaborated in the “Great Pompeii Project” as a member of the Technical Design Secretariat. Since November 2015 he has directed the Archaeological Park of Paestum, to which in 2020 the site of Velia was added, both registered in the UNESCO heritage list. Zuchtriegel, who married and has two children, of German origin; from 2020 also an Italian citizen.

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April 8, 2021 | 18:56

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