Every work of art has a history behind it and a story to tell.


It might be sociocultural, political, economic or personal. It might stand on its own or together with other exhibits in past shows or art collections of historic importance.


If you delve deep enough, you can often find one factor of overriding interest that involves the artist, the sitter, the collector, or the work’s provenance.


Whether singular or multiple, such factors augment our intrigue in a specific work of art.


As an art historian and exhibition curator, my job is to uncover that story. And bring it to life. 

Discover what goes into bringing one such story to life by watching this short video below:


Backstage and exhibition opening of Giorgio de Chirico e l'oggetto misterioso, curated by V. Noel-Johnson in collaboration with S. Bartolena,  Serrone della Villa Reale, Reggia di Monza, 27 September 2014 - 1 February 2015.

©  ViDi Visit Different, Milan

© Victoria Noel-Johnson, 2020

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