The art on offer in her project for the city will attract new students from all around the world
Diana Marian Murek, the new Director of Education at the Istituto Marangoni in Florence, studied in Hamburg, focusing on Italian fashion and art.
London, Mumbai, Florence. What led you here?
London is contemporaneity. Mumbai is transformation. Florence is the cradle of art par excellence. Experiencing these different aspects of life and culture completes me professionally but above all as a person.
What are your first projects in Florence?
To create new paths of study in partnership with local creatives, to open up more to the city. An important step in this was the introduction of the new three-year Fashion Design and Accessories AFAM course, validated by the MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research) and expected to grow by more than 20.
Your relationship with Florence over the years?
It’s always been an important reference. So fascinating and topical past, especially when I think of Botticelli who with his muse Simonetta Vespucci created a real It-girl of his time.
Art and fashion, which museums in Florence would you recommend your students to visit?
Definitely today the Gucci Garden. But I am very inquisitive and I am visiting all the museums and galleries; from Palazzo Strozzi, to the Uffizi Gallery with the newborn Fashion Museum, to the Gipsoteca and to the smallest private galleries.
Your favorite place in the city?
Everything is so new, fascinating and incredible ... Ask me in a few months!