Professor of History and miniature Medieval Art History at the University of Padua. He conducted several studies on the miniature medieval and Renaissance Venetian especially Ferrara and organizing a number of important exhibitions including one recalls that on the miniature in Padua from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth held in the Sala della Ragione of Padua in 1999 and on the miniature Renaissance Ferrara held at the Museum of Schifanoia in Ferrara in 1998. Recently focused in particular on the miniature scientific manuscripts produced in Padua with particular reference to astrology and botany.