Vatican City, Dec 21, 2016 / 09:09 am
On Tuesday it was announced that Barbara Jatta, a wife and mother of three children, will be the new director of the Vatican Museums – a position that until now has belonged only to men.
Jatta, who has served as Vice-director of the museums since June 2015, was a natural choice to succeed the outgoing Director of the museums, Antonio Paolucci, who has guided them since 2007.
Set to take the reins Jan. 1, 2017, Jatta was born in Rome Oct. 6, 1962, and has a track record of dozens of scientific publications and internships in different countries around the world, including Portugal, England and the United States.
She graduated with a degree in Literature from Rome's "Sapienza" University in 1986, and a year later got her Archivist Diploma from the Vatican School of Paleography, Diplomacy and Archives.