Nelda Damiano recently joined the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens as associate curator. She received her doctoral degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, with a focus on Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art. Recently employed as senior exhibitions manager at the National Gallery of Canada, in Ottawa, Dr. Damiano previously held curatorial positions at the Prints and Drawings Department at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. She has carried out historical research for exhibitions such as Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Renaissance in Florence (2005), From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome (2209), and Caravaggio and his Followers in Rome (2011). She has also contributed to various scholarly publications and exhibition catalogues.