Operator of Cultural Heritage
The Cultural Heritage is understood today as a widespread heritage, that includes different categories of heritage (early not considered), such as: traditional (archaeological, architectural, portable art, archives and libraries heritage), intangible, and more complex aspect of cultural landscape (urban landscape, historical buildings and historical infrastructure such as walkway network, thematic aspects etc.).
The operator of cultural heritage has the functions that are not limited to the assets recognition and cataloguing. The graduate has to be able to participate in design process, that from assets’ protecting and preserving leads her/him to develop methodologies dealing with recent tools, such as communication, training, and sensitisation of community.
Three years of the course in Operator of Cultural Heritage become an experimentation of this process, from the basic knowledge and conservation to the project and active protection, integrating the heritage in the planning and programming at different scales (punctual, urban and territorial one).
The degree course aims to provide over three-year period a good basic education and specific skills of historical-methodological and technical-operational character in different sectors of cultural heritage. Moreover, it is used an interdisciplinary approach implemented through a close dialogue among different sectors (humanistic, technological, and legislative), in order to prepare a professional, who is able to operate in the different fields of cultural heritage at different levels. Furthermore, the three-year degree course prepares students for the continuation of the training process in the second-cycle degree courses. In this framework and on the strong common basis, the course will be divided into three curricula (specified at the level of the course of study regulation) dedicated to the deepening of knowledge and skills in the archaeological, historical-artistic and archival-librarianship areas.
Three curricula, even in the specificity, follow the same path from the knowledge to the conservation and enhancement.
The training program is structured in such a way to provide to students in the first two years with basic disciplines of historical and literary, linguistic and demo-ethno-anthropological character (in respect of the Ministry table) that are essential and common to each curriculum.
Starting from the first year, the student acquires the methodologies and tools pertaining to the disciplines such as: Ancient history (Roman history, Medieval history) archaeology (Archaeology and Greek and Roman art history), literature and linguistics (Latin Language, English Language, English Literature) and anthropology (Cultural anthropology).
The second year of the training program includes specific modules for the degree course and respective paths: history of modern and contemporary art, restoration and museology, archival modules (Archival science, Library science), modern and contemporary history, and specific archaeological modules (Aegean civilizations, Ancient topography/Relief of ancient monuments).
Finally, in the third year the essential technical skills’ acquisition required in order to complete the program in terms of knowledge of the materials (Environmental Chemistry and Chemistry for cultural heritage) and the legislation in the field of Cultural Heritage (Law and Legislation of Cultural Heritage) is provided. At the same time, the development of skills related to the valorisation and communication of cultural heritage (Conservation and restoration, Project of Cultural Heritage valorisation: communication, promotion, management) concludes the process of training.
The peculiarities of the training process are the laboratory activities designed to develop interdisciplinary and transversal pathways within each curriculum, as well as among three different curricula, in order to place the heritage in its wider context according to the conception of widespread heritage.
The three-year degree course is complemented by other training activities, variously articulated in separate modules, defined as workshops (interships, seminars, conferences), in order to enhance the skills on specific aspects of cultural heritage and develop specific projects. In this way, the student will be able to put into practice what he/she has acquired during the studies in the final work, followed carefully by professor and tutor.
Three-year Degree Courses
Operator of Cultural Heritage
Description of the Degree Course
Paths: Regulations of the Study Course (italian)