Art and Triumphalism: The Sumptuous Sala Regia in the Vatican (1537 ca. – 1573). Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting as Instruments of the Papal Propaganda

Presented by Serena Quagliaroli, Ph.D. in History of Art from The Sapienza - University of Rome.

Serena Quagliaroli is a PostDoc Researcher of the Swiss National Science Foundation at the Archivio del Moderno, Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano-Mendrisio, CH). She holds a Ph. D. in History of Art from the Sapienza - University of Rome (2019). Previously, she studied at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna – where she graduated in Humanities (2010) and gained a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts (2012) – and at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, where she obtained a Specialization Diploma in Cultural Heritage (2015). She has collaborated with private and public institution in Switzerland and Italy. Her academic interests focus mainly on the use of stucco in architecture and decoration during the Modern Era. She is one of the two coordinators of the “Centro Studi per la Storia dello Stucco in Età Moderna e Contemporanea” ( and, since 2016, she has organised several academic events and  published articles and contributions on this topic.