The 18-month Advanced Training course International School of Cultural Heritage is directed to foreign students whose selection is based on bilateral agreements between Italy and a foreign country or between the Fondazione and a foreign body.

The course’s first cycle will be activated in 2019.


The course’s goal is to provide specialized curatorial skills.


The course is directed to post-graduate students. Fluency in Italian and English in both written and oral communication is a prerequisite for the admission of foreign students for whom the course is reserved.


The training programme of the course International School of Cultural Heritage is structured in three main modules:

– a 4-month common module (about 400 hours of classes)

– six specialized modules of about 4 months (250 hours of classes each module)

– a 10-month internship

Access to the training modules is flexible. Teaching methods that include workshops and practical aspects are used in both the common module and the specialized modules. An evaluation is foreseen for courses, seminars, and practical exercises.

The defining characteristic of the training programme is the internship. Taking advantage of the far-reaching presence as well as variety of the Italian cultural heritage, it constitutes the major competitive asset of the International School and of Italy in the field of training worldwide.

Each student is assigned a School tutor and an internship tutor from the office, library, archive, soprintendenza (government department), or museum where they do the internship.

Following an assessment of the student’s final report and complete training course, and based on the agreement with the foreign body whereby the student was admitted, the diploma of the Fondazione Scuola dei beni e delle attività culturali – International School of Cultural Heritage or a joint diploma in agreement with the foreign body are issued.