Gianluca Fondriest

Gianluca Fondriest is an archaeologist and museum educator. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Heritage and a master’s degree in Archaeology (Trent, Groningen), he pursued a master’s degree in Advanced Studies in Museum Education (Rome). After graduation he started working in the field of professional archaeology, conducting over the years survey missions of structures related to World War I in Trentino and South Tyrol, emergency archaeological excavations (from prehistoric to modern times), surveys, 2D and 3D documentation. Since 2015, he has worked as a museum educator for the Department for Cultural Heritage – Archaeological Heritage Office (Soprintendenza ai Beni Culturali, ufficio beni archeologici) of the Autonomous Province of Trento, and for the Castello del Buonconsiglio. In recent years he has curated several exhibitions on archaeological and artistic themes in Trentino. His current research – also developed as an assistant researcher (AR, unibz) for the project “Written in the Landscape”  from 2021 to 2022 – focuses on the identification, gps surveying, mapping, and three-dimensional documentation of wartime evidence in the Dolomite environment.