Rome: The Catholic Church has been always on the front in providing equality to the human being.  Recently the Church was on the news for the same, by appointing Barbara Jatta, a wife and mother of three children, as the director of the Vatican Museums .While she has taken up the office on 01st January 2017, she became the first women to be assigned to that post.

Born in Rome in 1962, she graduated in Literature at the University of Rome (La Sapienza) with her thesis, “The History of Drawing, Engraving and Graphics”.  Along with her internships in England, Portugal, and the United States, she has earned degrees in Archive Administration and Art History.  After her service in different levels as a lecturer and restorer, she has joined as the vice-director of the Vatican Museums in 1996, until she was named as the vice-director of the museums in 2016 June.

She would be responsible for the immense collection built up by the Pope throughout the centuries, including artworks, sculptures etc, of the Vatican museum, which attracts more than 7 mission visitors annually.  The famous iconic ceiling of Sistine Chapel gives flavour to the visit of Museum.  The Vatican museums is freely open to its visitors on the last Sunday of each month.


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