The Board of Directors shares this farewell from former Executive Director, Emma Lewis

“Dear CIMA community,

“Thank you for a wonderful year! It has been a pleasure to be part of this organization and its unique and beautiful vision.  And it has been a privilege to get to know the extraordinarily interesting, vibrant and engaged people who make up the CIMA public — during tours of the amazing exhibition of Metaphysical Masterpieces, at our lively programs, and at our special members tours of other arts institutions.  It was a treat to engage with our illustrious fellows — Antonio David Fiore, Erica Bernardi, Caterina Caputo, and Carlotta Castellani — and to learn from them as they illuminated the works for a fascinated public.  And it has been an honor and absolute delight to work with such a fabulous team — Chiara Trebaiocchi, CIMA’s Education and Programs Manager; Giulia Nicita, Membership and Communications Manager; and Maïlyse Valentin-Di Gioacchino, Registrar and Exhibitions Manager.  Their generosity and good humor, remarkable competence and easy mastery of their work, and warmth and congenial attitude, were invaluable.

“Thank you to all, and I hope our paths cross again!”


The Board and staff are grateful to Emma for her leadership and contributions to CIMA, and wish her well in her future endeavors. We have retained G. Angela Henry, executive search consultant, to recruit Emma’s successor. Inquiries, nominations, and applications can be made at


Chiara Trebaiocchi – On leave of absence starting July 1, 2019
Education & Programs Manager

Chiara was born and raised in Italy and, after studying at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, she moved to the USA for her PhD in Italian Studies at Harvard University.


Giulia Nicita
Membership & Communications Manager

Giulia was born and raised in Florence, and attended Brown University as an undergraduate, earning a BA in Art/Architectural History and Urban Studies.


Maïlyse Valentin-Di Gioacchino
Registrar & Exhibitions Manager

From France, Maïlyse graduated in Art History & Archaeology at Nantes University, and in Cultural Heritage Preservation at Rouen University, and she also studied Art History at ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome for a year.


J.D. Calvelli

Summer 2019

Current Opportunities

CIMA is seeking a new Managing Director. Please contact G. Angela Henry, executive search consultant, if you are interested in this opportunity. Email her at For more details about the position read the job description here.


NEW! CIMA’s 2019–20 internship application: for more information see here.


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