Palazzo Spinelli Group

Introduction

Palazzo Spinelli Non-Profit Association was founded in 1998. Palazzo Spinelli's aim is to safeguard world cultural heritage by promoting, organising and managing initiatives for the study, conservation, restoration, promotion and fruition of cultural and artistic heritage.

Palazzo Spinelli operates in over thirty different countries, organising training schemes and refresher courses for people working in the field of cultural heritage management, conservation, restoration, cultural and environmental tourism and also event organisation. The association also carries out projects in collaboration with public authorities and private companies such as the European Commission, UNESCO and the Italian Foreign Ministry. Our work with the Ministry is carried out in the framework of cooperation agreements in the fields of Science, Technology and Culture underwritten by over 40 governments worldwide.

Palazzo Spinelli has over 15 years of experience in the field with more than 300 master's courses completed and over 1700 graduates, making it a point of reference both in Italy and abroad. The association also offers hands-on training, planning, operating and responds to the labour market, has constantly been at the forefront of restoration and preservation in the sector.

Our Mission

“To contribute to education and the conscious use of the artistic and cultural heritage of humanity by developing models of governance aimed at increasing a sense of belonging, interest, respect and awareness of one's own and others' cultures”.

Accreditation

Palazzo Spinelli is an accredited institution of the Tuscan regional authority (Regione Toscana – Decree no. 1722 of 25 March 2003) and since its establishment, it has held courses recognised by the Ministry for Public Instruction and Welfare (under the Law no. 845 of 21/12/1978). Since 2010 it has also been a member of ELIA (European League of Institutes of the Arts) and is the leader in the League’s Conservation and Restoration section.

The Quality System

The Institute has a quality policy, which is certified by ISO 9001: 2008 standards. Our aim is to continuously improve the Institute’s processes and procedures, encourage changes within the structure and promote continuous cultural exchanges with our society.

Palazzo Spinelli promotes the idea that teaching does not just have an affect on the human, civil and cultural conscience of students, but also serves to transfer essential wide-ranging knowledge, and professional awareness as well as providing the skills to recognise and adapt to our changing society and business world.

Palazzo Spinelli has the following objectives:

  • Create training initiatives based on a real analysis of occupational and teaching requirements
  • Organise activities guaranteeing optimal conditions for the supply of services to ensure efficient learning
  • Promote and develop the relative human resources to work on the creation and realisation of training activities
  • Promote collaboration with national and international public authorities and private companies to facilitate the unrestricted circulation of trained professionals
  • Test innovative teaching methods linked to expertise, managerial and professional activities

To achieve these goals, Palazzo Spinelli organises cultural and scientific events in Italy and abroad, collaborating with public authorities and private companies. The initiatives are all aimed at diffusing the knowledge of artistic, scientific and cultural knowledge as well as facilitating research, conservation and fruition of cultural and artistic heritage.

Membership

Since its creation, the Institute has joined several national and international networks, as well as partnerships whose specific objective is the preservation of cultural heritage and an economical world.

Particularly in recent years, the Institute's priorities have been grafted into the wider European process of cultural development, aimed at producing a great effort to leave behind the crisis and create conditions for an economical and higher employment rate.

The Europe 2020 strategy is a growth plan that is unique, down to more effective investments in education, research and innovation. Thanks to the decisive choice in favour of an economy aimed at the protection of the environment and sustainability, the strategy aims to create more jobs and reducing unemployment.

Currently, the Institute adheres to the following organizations:

  • ELIA (European League of Institutes of Arts), Amsterdam
  • Europa Nostra, Olanda
  • Anna Lindh Foundation, Egitto
  • FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano), Italy
  • FME (Fondation au Mérite Européen), Luxembourg
  • ICFAD (International Council Fine Arts Deans), USA
  • SEMA (Société d'Encouragement aux Métiers d'Art), France
  • Città Infinite, Italy
  • Associazione Partners Palazzo Strozzi (Honorary Member), Florence

Palazzo Spinelli is member of the Board of ELIA (European League of Institutes of Arts) based in Amsterdam and it plays a leading role among the member institutions working in conservation and restoration.

ELIA, is the largest network of institutions for fine and applied arts in Europe and has more than 400 members that attract over 350,000 students.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Programs

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Courses

Masters in Exhibition and Museum Design

Campus Full time 1500 hours October 2019 Italy Florence

The aim of the course is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge to work in the design of routes, equipment, installations and experiences for the enjoyment of cultural heritage with a specific focus on the area of museums. [+]

The aim of the course is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge to work in the design of routes, equipment, installations and experiences for the enjoyment of cultural heritage with a specific focus on the area of museums.

Context

There is a process of "democratization" of culture in progress in most European countries, the increasingly widespread use of interactive technology and personal devices. The same need is apparent for renewal and maintenance of the "cultural industries", and have contributed to the demand for new trends and strategies in cultural heritage. The design of museum spaces in the new cultural landscape will require professionals with soft and interdisciplinary skills, which combine classical culture with the knowledge of the new tools and new technologies, capable of designing immersive experiences and hypermedia.... [-]


Masters in Integrated Technologies for Cultural Heritage

Campus Full time 1500 hours October 2019 Italy Florence

The Masters aims to train professionals capable of understanding the issues and possible sustainable promotion of Cultural Heritage. At the same time, be able to make appropriate use of advanced digital technologies applicable to the system and the museum aimed at realisation of communication processes and enhancement. [+]

The Masters aims to train professionals capable of understanding the issues and possible sustainable promotion of Cultural Heritage. At the same time, be able to make appropriate use of advanced digital technologies applicable to the system and the museum aimed at realisation of communication processes and enhancement.

Context

In the current society, the concept of cultural heritage has been involved in an important process of evolution. It now includes ever-increasing physical and intangible aspects. ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and computer systems development has opened the possibility of knowledge being transmissible once unimaginable for example: virtual art exhibitions, 3D reconstructions of historical places, cultural heritage databases and much more. Despite this, too often this potential remains unexpressed and it still does not reach the public as it should and could.... [-]


Masters in Management of Cultural and Artistic Events

Campus Full time 1500 hours October 2019 Italy Florence

The main task of this Masters is to provide the required knowledge and skills to prepare and organize exhibitions and art events and to programme cultural events in all their steps from the first drafting to the management of the technical organisation aspects such as the co-ordination of human resources and collaborators. [+]

The main task of this Masters is to provide the required knowledge and skills to prepare and organize exhibitions and art events and to programme cultural events in all their steps from the first drafting to the management of the technical organisation aspects such as the co-ordination of human resources and collaborators.

Context

The management of art and cultural events is a rapidly growing field within the service sector not only for its recreational qualities, but also for its power of communication and for its relationship with cultural heritage stakeholders. In order to create some more innovative and appealing events, applicants are expected to develop new and advanced skills in terms of marketing, communication and management strategies and to deepen their knowledge in the fields of History of Art, Museology, Museography and Fund Raising.... [-]


Masters in Management of Cultural Heritage

Campus Full time 1500 hours February 2019 Italy Florence

The Masters aims to prepare graduate applicants who intend to work in the cultural heritage sector. It equips students with a perfect balance of academic and vocational skills with a practical and experienced approach. [+]

The Masters aims to prepare graduate applicants who intend to work in the cultural heritage sector. It equips students with a perfect balance of academic and vocational skills with a practical and experienced approach.

Context

In the last few decades, museums, art work and cultural heritage generally had never aroused much interest and had no social relevance until the first art collection in the 18th century. The number of audiences who have a growing sensitivity and interest in cultural heritage have risen significantly, due to the establishment of new museums, renovations of historic buildings, the proliferation of temporary exhibitions, the rise of new forms of cultural tourism, and the restoration and conservation of cultural amenities. In the face of this phenomenon, there have not been a renewal of forms in the financing and management of facilities devoted to providing more complex and varied services to the public. Also, if Italy is considered to be a model in regards to the initiatives of conservation and restoration of cultural heritage artworks, then there is an undeniable gap between Italy and many industrialized countries, in terms of marketing, communicatio, realization and management strategies.... [-]


Masters in Performing Arts Events Management

Campus Full time 1500 hours October 2019 Italy Florence

The Master's course has a dual theoretical-practical approach based on specific professional roles current required in the sector. The objective of the course is to train cultured and experienced managers who are able to keep up with the innovation and significant changes happening in the sector [+]

The Master's course has a dual theoretical-practical approach based on specific professional roles current required in the sector. The objective of the course is to train cultured and experienced managers who are able to keep up with the innovation and significant changes happening in the sector.

Context

Events management is a rapidly growing and very complex field within the service sector not only for its recreational qualities but also for its power of communication. The great strength of this business sector is that a well-organised event is capable of satisfying guests and participants on multiple levels – an event is not only a diversion for its participants but a tool capable of unifying large bodies of young people around a specific event, and at its best around a specific idea. For this reason, it needs efficient and serious management that exploits all its specific meanings and all its potential actions.... [-]


Restoration of Archeological Artefacts, Ceramics and Glass

Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Italy Florence

The course issues the qualification of Technician in Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Collaborator Restorer) in the sector of restoration of ceramics and glass. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work. [+]

The course issues the qualification of Technician in Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Collaborator Restorer) in the sector of restoration of ceramics and glass. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work.

Italy is known for its extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage with a network of five thousand museum and archaeological sites and 49 UNESCO “outstanding universal value” sites. These monuments, churches and museums attract tourists that generate about 10 billion euros per year. Our heritage sites are testimony to western culture/civilisation as well as being an extraordinary resource for the country's economy.

Promoting our cultural heritage has led to huge investment in conservation and restoration. The sector, therefore, needs professionals who have comprehensive training in art history (and humanities), technological-scientific subjects and excellent working skills.... [-]


Restoration of Frescoes

Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Italy Florence

The course issues the qualification of Collaborator Restorer in the sector of the restoration of frescoes. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work. [+]

The course issues the qualification of Collaborator Restorer in the sector of restoration of frescoes. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work.

Italy is known for its extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage with a network of five thousand museum and archaeological sites and 49 UNESCO “outstanding universal value” sites. These monuments, churches and museums attract tourists that generate about 10 billion euros per year. Our heritage sites are testimony to western culture/civilisation as well as being an extraordinary resource for the country's economy.

Promoting our cultural heritage has led to huge investment in conservation and restoration. The sector, therefore, needs professionals who have comprehensive training in art history (and humanities), technological-scientific subjects and excellent working skills.... [-]


Restoration of Paintings on Canvas and Wood

Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Italy Florence

The course issues the qualification of Collaborator Restorer in the sector of the restoration of paintings. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work. [+]

The course issues the qualification of Collaborator Restorer in the sector of restoration of paintings. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work.

Context

Italy is known for its extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage with a network of five thousand museum and archaeological sites and 49 UNESCO “outstanding universal value” sites. These monuments, churches and museums attract tourists that generate about 10 billion euros per year. Our heritage sites are testimony to western culture/civilisation as well as being an extraordinary resource for the country's economy.

Promoting our cultural heritage has led to huge investment in conservation and restoration. The sector, therefore, needs professionals who have comprehensive training in art history (and humanities), technological-scientific subjects and excellent working skills.... [-]


Restoration of Paper

Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Italy Florence

The course issues the qualification of Collaborator Restorer in the sector of restoration of paper. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work. [+]

The course issues the qualification of Collaborator Restorer in the sector of restoration of paper. Over 60% of the three-year program is practical work.

Italy is known for its extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage with a network of five thousand museum and archaeological sites and 49 UNESCO “outstanding universal value” sites. These monuments, churches and museums attract tourists that generate about 10 billion euros per year. Our heritage sites are testimony to western culture/civilization as well as being an extraordinary resource for the country's economy.

Promoting our cultural heritage has led to huge investment in conservation and restoration. The sector, therefore, needs professionals who have comprehensive training in art history (and humanities), technological-scientific subjects and excellent working skills.... [-]


Restoration of Stone and Mosaics

Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Italy Florence

The course issues the qualification of Technician in Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Collaborator Restorer) in the sector of restoration of stone and its derivatives and mosaics. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work. [+]

The course issues the qualification of Technician in Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Collaborator Restorer) in the sector of restoration of stone and its derivatives and mosaics. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work.

Context

Italy is known for its extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage with a network of five thousand museum and archaeological sites and 49 UNESCO “outstanding universal value” sites. These monuments, churches and museums attract tourists that generate about 10 billion euros per year. Our heritage sites are testimony to western culture/civilisation as well as being an extraordinary resource for the country's economy.

Promoting our cultural heritage has led to huge investment in conservation and restoration. The sector, therefore, needs professionals who have comprehensive training in art history (and humanities), technological-scientific subjects and excellent working skills.... [-]


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