The LSRC has invited Andrea Piccini to Venice. A professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, he is head of the project "The funerary context of the Scythian people in the period of nomad expansion in Central Asia". His visit will enable researchers at the Ligabue Study and Research Centre to exchange ideas and study results with the Brazilian University. As visiting professor, Piccini will discuss and lecture on his experience in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It is hoped that there will be future joint initiatives in this field involving the LSRC, Ca' Foscari University and the University of Sao Paulo.