Paola Vassalli is an independent curator, and expert in children's literature and art education. After graduating in philosophy at the Università degli Studi in Rome and in art at the Università degli Studi in Bologna, she has been curating events, exhibitions and catalogues dedicated to book illustration for many years. Among the most important, "I nostri Anni ’70. Libri per ragazzi in Italia" (Rome, 2014) and "Artisti e capolavori dell'illustrazione – 50 Illustrators Exhibitions 1967-2016". Director of Educational Services at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni until 2014, she lives and works in Rome.