Doriana Cisternino graduated magna cum laude in European Heritage Digital Media and the Information Society at University of Salento (Lecce, Italy).

She wrote her master’ thesis on augmented reality application applied to cultural heritage in order to facilitate and enhance understanding of the origins of artefacts. In addition, she graduated in Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage at the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy) in 2015 during which she acquired fundamentals concepts relating to the preservation and restoration of cultural heritage. She took part in the ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ exhibition at the Department of Innovation Engineering of the University of Salento where an application exploiting augmented reality was used to reveal the inner workings of the Leonardo’s machines.

The knowledge acquired throughout the university studies has allowed her to realize the need for innovation in this field and to develop ideas and solutions for promoting and enhancing cultural by means of digital technologies.