Dario Cestaro is a paper engineer and writer of children's books. He has specialized in pop-up books, creating the concept, story and illustrations as well as handling the technical aspects. His preferred media are watercolor, collage and computer graphics. He has also had considerable experience as a stage designer. Franca Lugato has devoted herself for years to popularization of the historical artistic heritage, working with various museums and cultural institutions. In 1996 she founded the ARTEmisia group in Venice, which develops innovative educational approaches for museums.