After graduating in History and Protection of the Archaeological, Artistic, Archival and Book Heritage at the University of Florence, Nora moved to Paris where she specialised in the History of Collecting, earning a Master's degree and a PhD at the Université Sorbonne.
She approached MUSEC precisely because of her interest in collecting, a discipline not only linked to the history of taste, objects or the art market. As a human phenomenon, the history of collecting is also the history of ideas, anthropology, sociology, politics and economics.
What fascinates her most is investigating the human creativity that expresses, through a work of art, an entire culture. Her favourite works are the top sections of Borneo ceremonial ironwood poles from the Brignoni collection.