CESMA is an Italian institution committed to the conservation of Italian art and culture. Our main activities as a non-profit, public-private consortium are in education, museum management,publishing, and edutourism. Our education services began in 1996 and have prepared 100s of students for work in the cultural field through practical training in art conservation, museum management,archaeology, multi-media productions, and tourism. Our mission of cultural preservation is further realized through the management of three museums and a publishing arm that has distributed over 30 books and 5 DVDs in the past decade. Our edutourism efforts began in 2005 with a summer program in Art Conservation for international students and has grown to include a full suite of courses in the Culture, History, and ART of Italy that we now call our CHARTER Programs.