Pope Francis has appointed Barbara Jatta the new director of the Vatican Museums.
She will take up the post on Jan. 1. She previously held the position of Vice-Director.
She received her Liberal Arts degree in Letters from the ‘Sapienza’ University in Rome in 1986, a Diploma in Archives at the Vatican School of Paleography the following year, and a specialization in Art History in 1991.
Jatta has taught courses in ‘History of Graphic Art’ since 1994 at the University of Naples. She also worked at the Vatican Apostolic Library from 1996 until 2010.