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Vice President



Ivan Varriale, Ph.D.

Born in Naples in 1974, I hold degrees in Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the University Suor Orsola Benincasa of Naples and in Classical Archaeology from the University of Basilicata.

A specialist of Roman wall-painting and field archeology, I was adjunct professor of "Classical Archaeology" at the University Suor Orsola Benincasa of Naples (2009-2010), Visiting Researcher at the University of Tokyo (from 2004 to 2009), German Archaeological Institute fellow (2011) and Fritz Thyssen Stiftung postdoctoral fellow (Förderung italienischer Nachwuchswissenschaftler an deutschen Institutionen in Italien, 2013).

I have been member or consultant in numerous international scientific projects and excavations since 1997, most recently serving as scientific director of excavation and restoration projects linked to the Mayor project Pompeii.

I am currently Technical Director (SOA OS25, OS2) of the restoration company Omnia Restauri srl.

I’m field director of the Venus Pompeiana Project (VPP). It is a collaboration between the University of Missouri-Columbia and Mount Allison University, under the auspices of the Pompeii Archaeological Park, to resume study of the Sanctuary of Venus at Pompeii.

I’m a member of the archaeological expedition in Japan, directed by IRIAE and supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

I am the founder of Archeologia a Napoli (Archaeology in Naples), a project born with the aim of financing independent scientific research in the field of archaeology and cultural heritage, I was editor of the series "Enolibro, pagine da bere" published by Valtrend.

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