Advanced training course - fourth edition

Management of artistic-cultural heritage and corporate collections


In 2024 Gallerie d’Italia Academy is organising the fourth edition of the executive  "Management of artistic-cultural heritage and corporate collections"  training course, under the Patronage of Ministero della Cultura, with the support of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione Cariplo, in association with Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura and Digit’Ed, and with scientific assistance from the Fondazione Scuola dei beni e delle attività culturali. The course will see the involvement of university professors and lecturers, professional people, cultural and corporate managers, museum directors and officers, cultural institutions, and eminent experts with recognised experience in the fields of study concerned.

The Advanced Training Course is designed to provide the sector’s professionals with the skills they require to promote and develop forms of cooperation between public and private entities, in order to encourage the fullfilment of innovative policies and effective practices for the protection, management and promotion of the artistic-cultural heritage. A multidisciplinary approach to training is adopted in an effort to develop knowledge, specific skills and managerial expertise, and training deals with the protection, management and promotion of privately-owned artistic-cultural heritage from an innovative, modern perspective. The course is designed for graduates with at least two years’ working experience. 

The course, to be held in Italian, consists of five teaching modules, for a total of 144 hours of lessons and 18 hours in webinar mode provided with the support of Digit'Ed, to which are added in-depth learning objects. The teaching also includes the realization of a work project during the course and will be complemented by study visits of art places, cultural institutions, corporate assets and museums throughout Italy.
The lessons will take place in presence, in the premises of the Gallerie d'Italia of Milan and Turin, on Friday and Saturday from 9:30 to 18:30, for a total of nine weekends alternated with six webinars (Monday or Friday from 16:30 to 19:30), from 9 February to 25 May 2024.

The participants of the course will become part of the Alumni Community of Gallerie d'Italia Academy, created to offer continuous training and moments of dialogue and networking among cultural operators. The digital nominative card offered to all Alumni allows access to a series of exclusive benefits such as invitations to events, dedicated visits, reduced-rate admission to the main museums in Italy.


Enrolment to the course is open until 30 November 2023 via the form available on the Digit'ED website.


For information: phone 01119118660, from Monday to Friday (public holidays excluded) from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00, or write to academy@formazione.digited.it. Requests for information received via other channels will not be taken into consideration.


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Culture and Corporate Social Responsibility
Stakeholder management and the socio-cultural aspects of businesses and enterprise foundations. CSR and Impact Investing. 

The regulatory framework and the management of private and public cultural heritage and activities
The theoretical framework of the general regulations governing, and the principal players involved in, the protection, management and promotion of privately-owned cultural heritage within a national and international context. Strategies for development at a local level and public-private partnerships.

The economic-financial and accounting aspects of cultural heritage and activities
The economic, financial, tax and accounting aspects linked to the management, protection, valuation and recognition of cultural heritage and activities. Fair value remeasurement of cultural and artistic heritage. The foundations and strategies of sectoral project management.

Heritage management
The protection, management and valuation of historical-cultural, artistic and museum assets held by private individuals, non-profit organisations and businesses. The theoretical concepts and general aims of heritage management. Digital promotion and communication strategies. National and international best practices.

Collection management within the private and corporate sphere

The management of private and corporate collections: purchasing policies, digitalisation processes, cataloguing and storage methods, and international promotion processes. Examples and accounts.