Director of Casa Museo Villa Lattes
Elena Agosti began her professional career at the Museo Casabianca in Malo (Vicenza), a private collection of prints that span from the 1960s to the 1990s. Since 2008 she has been working at ViArt, Centro Espositivo dell’Artigianato Artistico Vicentino, and in 2011 she became its artistic director and mouthpiece for the International Charter of Artistic Craftsmanship.
During her studies and work experience she has focused on the history and evolution of arts and crafts, and their bond with the local context and community. She organises exhibitions and curates catalogues for different museums and institutions. After a long collaboration with the City Hall and the responsible Committee for the organisation of “Portoni Aperti”, an important event dedicated to ceramics, she became Conservator of the Museo Civico della Ceramica of Nove in 2017
Since 2017, she has been working for Università Ca’ Foscari of Venice as aresearcher, focusing her work and effort on the promotion of Venetian craftsmanship through contemporary art and new technologies, as well as on the enhancement of the heritage of company museums.
Furthermore, she develops special projects related to the promotion of artistic craftsmanship for Confartigianato Udine (Circuit “Artigianato Artistico FVG”) and CNA Veneto Ovest (Circuit “Artigianato & Design“).
She also manages the project “CerTA, Ceramica Territorio Artigianato” within the Liceo Artistico di Nove, as well as other projects focused on the importance and enhancement of the cultural and landscape heritage in the educational field.
She currently works as a director and conservator at Casa Museo Villa Lattes in Istrana (Treviso).
She is also the artistic director of Concorso internazionale CeramicAppignano, and she is part of the experts committee of Ceramics of the “MAM – Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere”, awarded by Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte.