The Art Gallery Barbara Paci was born in 2003 in the historic center of Pietrasanta (Lucca), a town in Tuscany now known internationally for its bronze foundries and artistic workshops of marble where they are made for centuries sculptures of artists known throughout the world.
Pietrasanta has also been a destination for great artists including Henry Moore and Jacques Lipchitz, who lived and worked in Pietrasanta. Also for this reason the Gallery mainly deals with contemporary sculptors such as Aron Demetz, Javier Marin, Kan Yasuda, Fernando Botero, Novello Finotti and Massimiliano Pelletti. In addition to taking care of painters such as Valerio Adami, Mimmo Paladino, Alessandro Busci, Andrea Collesano and Lorenzo Malfatti the Gallery also offers photographers such as Rainer Elstermann and Roberto Kusterle. The choice of the location in Pietrasanta allows the Gallery visibility and direct contacts with artists and their studio in the interesting phase of creation as well as collectors, critics, artdealers and art experts from all over the world and exclusively interested in contemporary art.
She attended different updating institutional courses of Cultural Goods like:
- Museo M.A.C.R.O. and Terrazza del Pincio for “Roma Capitale” – Rome (Italy)
- Tuscany Region, Piaggio Museum", "Giovanni Alberto Agnelli" – Pontedera (Pisa – Italy).
- Festival Giacomo Puccini Foundation, Torre del Lago Puccini (Lucca – Italy)
- Israel museum of Jerusalem, (Israel)
- Civic Museum "Giovanni Fattori", Ragghianti Foundation, Lucca (Italy)
- City of Milan - MUDEC Museum of Cultures - Milan (Italy)
- Pietrasanta - Department of Culture, Piazza Duomo and the church of St. Agostino - Pietrasanta (Lucca - Italy)
- Town of Cortona - Department of Culture, the Museum of Palazzo Casali – Cortona (Arezzo - Italy)
- City of Milan - Department of Culture, the Museum of Palazzo Reale - Milan (Italy)
- Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Musée Magritte - Bruxelles (Belgium)
- Sculptuur Foundation Den Haag, Ministry of Culture - Den Haag (Netherlands)
- Centre des Monuments Nationaux, Ministère Culture Communication, Saint Cloud State Museum – Paris (France)
- Italian Cultural Institute - Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Luxembourg, (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg)