Chapter Meeting: Moving the Most Expensive Painting in the World and Other Challenges

12 Oct 2021 - 6:15pm
PDU Category: 
Virtual Meeting (Zoom)

6:15 | Log in to Zoom, Networking
6:45 | Announcements
7:00 | Guest Speaker (1 PDU)
8:15 | Communities of Practice programs (1 PDU)
            (PMO, Quality, and Career & Personal Development CoP's)

Project Management in Fine Arts Logistics -

Moving the Most Expensive Painting in the World and Other Challenges

Zoom recording of the Chapter Meeting presentation: 20211012_PMIW_October_Chapter_Meeting_Presentation.mp4

What does it take to put together an art exhibition for a prestigious, internationally-renowned museum? How do you persuade the owner of the most expensive painting in the world to lend it to you? How do you make sure that priceless artworks arrive safely to their destination? These are just some of the points that Laura will cover during her presentation, highlighting the importance of a consistent project management approach to fine arts logistics.

Laura Puddu, PMP
The art business is a fast expanding market, generating multi-billion revenues every year. Artworks are the fuel of this business and they need to be moved efficiently all around the world.

Art logistics is an umbrella term consisting of diverse layers of art management, administration, and transportation. In a metaphorical sense, it is the brain and muscle of the art market. In this perspective, a careful and pragmatic approach to handling art is crucial. Every type of artifact deserves special attention and planning, and project management offers the necessary tools to succeed in this business.

Laura Puddu

Laura is a PMP-certified project manager and Certified Scrum Master, with over 17 years of experience, gained across a range of public and private sector organizations. Her main expertise is within the fine arts logistics industry, for which she has managed multiple projects for museums and art galleries in Europe and North America.

She is currently working on a consultancy basis as a project manager, exploring new fields and helping start-up companies in IT and in the services business.

Laura was born in Italy, where she graduated in preservation of cultural assets and archaeology. In 2005 she moved to the United Kingdom and worked in London for 14 years. In 2019 she moved to New York and now lives in Scarsdale with her husband and two children.

Laura has an insight of European and American cultures, as well as communication skills in English, Italian and French. She is versatile, open minded, with a broad perspective of the world.


$10 for PMI Westchester and other PMI Chapter Members
$15 for non-members

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