Curator Royal College of Music Museum.
Gabriele Rossi Rognoni has been Curator of the Royal College of Music Museum since January 2014, Board member of the Galpin Society, of the Benton Fletcher Collection of Keyboard Instruments (Fenton House, National Trust), and member of the Research Committee of the Museum of the Violin in Cremona.
Between 2001 and 2013 he was Curator of the Musical Instrument Department of the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, where he also co-curated two international exhibitions.
From 2007 he was Adjunct Professor at the University of Florence, holding courses in History of Music, History of Musical Instruments and Music Analysis. In 2013 he received Academic Abilitation as Associate Professor in History of Music.
He has been in charge, or co-coordinated, major redevelopments of several music museums, including the Medici and Lorraine collections at the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence (1998–2001), with Franca Falletti and Renato Meucci), the Museum of the Violin in Cremona (2011–2013, with Renato Meucci).
He also managed major research and redevelopment projects funded by the European Union, Heritage Lottery Fund, Higher Education Funding Council for England, COST-EU, International Council of Museums, Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Arts Council of England-Share Academy programme, Museum of London-Survive and Thrive programme.
He was Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Conservation (2001) and Sylvan C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Fellow in Curatorship (2007) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Institut für Musikforschung Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin (2011).
Gabriele was appointed Personal Chair of Material Culture and Music at the RCM in November 2017.