Alessia Zorloni is an art consultant and an adjunct professor at IULM University in Milan. She has developed her professional experience in international museums, in academia and in strategy consultancy. Alessia worked as an Associate Researcher at The Boston Consulting Group in the Milan office, where she completes a research project funded by the European Community on economic management of museum and cultural institutions. She also advised art institutions across a wide range of strategic and organizational issues. Prior to joining BCG, Alessia worked at the Wien Kunsthalle, where she completed a three-year research project on museum management funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Alessia has been a visiting scholar at the Tate Modern, Guggenheim Foundation and at the Smithsonian Institution, where she has been awarded the Smithsonian’s Fellowship in Museum Practice. Alessia received a Ph.D in Economics of Communication from IULM University and a Master's Degree in Arts Management from City University, London. She is the author of “The Economics of Contemporary Art. Markets, Strategies and Stardom”, a best-selling book (translated in Italian and in Chinese) on the art market and several articles, covering topics such as art investments, accountability and social reporting in cultural institutions and collaboration between luxury brands and contemporary art. She is currently publishing a book with Springer on art wealth management and the administration of private art collections.