Gianluca Kannes

Art historian.
Born in Mantua on 1951 and specialized mainly in napoleonic age, 19th century architecture and sculpture, history of museology. He has worked for about thirty years as a Museums consultant in the Cultural department of the regional government of Piedmont, Turin, charged to check museological programs of improvement and developement of local museums.

He is currently retired, but still active as a researcher as the author of various essays on protagonists of Milanese Neoclassic architecture (Cagnola, Canonica, Antolini) and, more recently, about the sculptor Giulio Monteverde (1837–1917).

In the framework of ICOM (International Council of Museums) he has concentrated mainly in the house museum field, as a member of the Board until 2020 and Vice chair from 2014 to 2017 of the DEMHIST, the ICOM national committee that deals with this theme. He has organized and published the proceedings of "Case Museo e allestimenti d'epoca", a 1996 conference in Piedmont about preserving historical museum layouts, and of "House Museums and the interpretation of the Cultural, Social, Urban Landscape", the 16th annual Demhist conference held on Milan on 2016. He is also a member of the "Commissione case museo Italia", the italian Demhist connected national group.