Maria Xanthoudaki

Maria Xanthoudaki is Director of Education & CREI (Centre for Research in Informal Education) at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci and lectures ‘Research Methods in Education’ at the Department of Education, Catholic University of Milan. Maria holds a BA in Pedagogy from the University of Crete (Greece), an MA in Arts Education and a PhD in Museum Education, both from the University of Sussex (UK). In the art museum field she worked in the UK with the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and the University of East Anglia, and in Italy with the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art Turin, the Querini Stampalia Foundation Venice and the City Museums Pesaro. Her work in science museums began in 2001 with the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci and, from this position she continues to organise international collaborations. (Updated 2014)