Information at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

DLIS Alumna Giovanna Fiorino-lannace co-authored a chapter titled “Information at the Metropolitan Museum of Art” in the book Organization, Representation and Description through the Digital Age edited by edited by faculty members Christine M. Angel and Caroline Fuchs.

Giovanna Fiorino-lannace was the Senior Manager of the Antonio Ratti Textile Center in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she had overseen the daily operation of the Center’s study rooms, storerooms and reference library for more than twenty-one years. She was responsible for the care and handling of the museum’s historical textile collection, including over 35,000 textiles, carpets and tapestries belonging to twelve curatorial departments, and provides talks about the facility to students, museum groups and visitors. Prior to joining the Ratti Textile Center, Giovanna worked in the department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts as Research Assistant to the textile curator. She was responsible for the inventory of the textile collection and organized the physical transfer of over 17,000 European textiles, carpets and tapestries to the newly constructed Antonio Ratti Textile Center. One of the projects she coordinated as Research Assistant included the imaging and data entry project for the department, involving the addition of cataloging information and digital images into the museum’s collections management system, The Museum System (TMS). She completed both her Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, and an M.S. L.I.S. from St. John’s University.