Giovanna Montani and Chiara Palmieri created Artchivium to offer to public institutions and private foundations tools required to exploit and promote their cultural patrimony through art-related advertising and communication initiatives utilizing new technologies.
In December 2009, the company offered the first art-related application for iPhone, iPod Touch devices as official guides for exhibitions. The interest shown by the public and institutions has allowed to the company to propose a new project, the first of its kind in Italy, to create a mobile portal of multiplatform thematic applications.
The i-MiBAC project has been developed in collaboration with the Italian Ministry for Arts and Culture.

Giovanna has a PhD in History and Art and Architectural Conservation from the Università degli Studi “Roma Tre", in 2005 she received her diploma in Archival Science, Palaeography and Diplomatics from the Archivio di Stato in Rome and in June 2009 she graduated from the Scuola di Biblioteconomia of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.
Her major area of specialization is artistic output in pre-Unification Italy, with special emphasis on the art world in Rome from the standpoint of patronage and the national and international market.
Since 2005 she has worked with the Archivio di Stato di Roma and a number of public institutes including the National Gallery of Modern Art GNAM, the Centro di Ateneo per lo studio di Roma at the Università degli Studi “Roma Tre”, and the Biblioteca del Senato della Repubblica.
E-mail: Giovanna

Chiara after having received her degree as a Specialist in Restoration of works of art, from 1998 to 2001 she was involved in different preserving and restoring yards. She has a degree in History of Art from the Università degli Studi “Roma Tre” with a thesis in Museology and since 2003 she has been the Artistic Curator of major Italian private collections of Old Masters, responsible for studying and researching them, as well as for acquisitions and promotion. Her area of specialization is the History of Art of the 17th and 18th centuries, with special emphasis on the purchasing of art and the formation and evolution of Roman art collections. From January 2008 to September 2009 she worked with the management of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Corsini and the Soprintendenza SPSAE e per il Polo Museale della Città di Roma.
In 2010 she has been curating the project of the first "LUISS Master of Art: new careers for cultural heritage", at the Università LUISS Guido Carli.
E-mail: Chiara