Arch. Margherita Guccione is the Director of MAXXI Architecture – National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Architecture. Since 2000 she has been supervising – on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage – the construction of the MAXXI building, designed by Zaha Hadid, and has been head of the technical-scientific committee of the Museum of Architecture. In this role, she started the creation of the permanent collection of the Museum, curating the acquisition of the archives of many renowned 20th century architects and significant drawings, models and installations by contemporary architects. She curated the DARC’s participation in the Venice Biennale, as well as several exhibitions devoted to figures and themes from Italian and international architecture.
Margherita Guccione has directed the DARC – Contemporary Architecture Service (2002-2009) and she has been the Superintendent of the Architectural heritage for Caserta and Benevento (2000-2001). In these roles she has undertaken institutional and scientific activities aimed at the conservation and valorization of the ancient and contemporary architectural heritage.
She is also the author of numerous publications and articles on 20th century architecture and the relation between contemporaneity and conservation.