CESMA’s educational activities began in 1996 and over the years have prepared 100s of students for work in the cultural field through practical training in archaeology, art conservation, museum management, and tourism. Our classes are accredited by the Regional Government of Piedmont on behalf of the Italian Government and the European Union and have been offered through partnerships with many public entities including several public universities, Regional Governments, the Italian Government’s Cultural Ministry, and the European Union.
In Italy, most public institutions tend to focus on the theoretical aspects of art conservation and archeological techniques. CESMA complements this theoretical approach by providing practical training in its state of the art laboratories and prepares students to enter the workforce immediately upon completion of each program. CESMA is now known to both prospective students and employers throughout Italy as a center of excellence for practical training and certification in the cultural field.
Degree Programs: CESMA utilizes a network of over 75 professional teachers and instructs more than 60 students from throughout Italy and Europe each calendar year. Additionally, each student in the degree programs must participate in an internship chosen from an established network of over 200 unique opportunities. The 2006-2007 school year includes CESMA’s flagship Art Conservation program and its inaugural Tour Guide certification program.
CHARTER Programs: CESMA began offering a course in art conservation to non-EU students during the summer of 2005. The success of this month-long course for two consecutive years provided the incentive to expand this activity during the 2007 calendar year to include courses in art production, history, and the unique food and fashion culture of the Piedmont Region in Italy. Additionally, these programs will be held throughout the calendar year beginning in April and finishing in October. See CESMA’s CHARTER Programs for more details.