Gabriel Barbier-Mueller has assembled one of the world’s largest collections of Japanese armor. Mueller grew up in Geneva and in 1979 moved to Dallas where he met his wife, Ann. After gathering more than 1,500 objects, including more than 70 full suits of armor, they opened The Samurai Collection in Dallas, Texas in 2012.
Rosario Perricone is the director of the Antonio Pasqualino International Marionette Museum. The Museum bears the name of its founder, who dedicated his work to a form of theatre that seemed destined to disappear, largely due to the the advent of television in the second half of the twentieth century.