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Info 2024/2025

Duration 3 years
CFU 180
Class L-1
Access Free access
Locations GENOVA
Language Italian
Teaching mode Frontale
Head of programme BIAGIO SANTORELLI
Taxes and fees From 0 to 3,000 a year. Find out if you qualify for grants ed exemptions
Student exchange International destinations and partners
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The course in brief


The aim of the course is to lead students to develop theoretical, methodological and practical skills in cultural heritage management. Structured in three curricula - Archaeological Heritage, Archival and Book Heritage and Historical-Artistic Heritage - the course pertains to the humanities sphere, but is also open to aspects proper to the scientific and technological fields, in order to support students in building specific professional profiles.

Learning by doing

Traditional classroom lectures are coordinated with on-the-ground activities:

  • experiences of excavation sites for the archaeology curriculum
  • study and evaluation of cultural heritage at museums, archives and other institutions for the art historical and archival curricula

The traineeships allow to get in touch with different realities and to take part in scientific outreach initiatives, for example related to the UNESCO site of the Palazzi dei Rolli.

Professional outlets

  • Employment in institutions (superintendencies, museums, libraries, archives) or companies working in the field of protection and enjoyment of cultural heritage
  • entrepreneurial initiatives in the field
  • professions inherent in the valorization of cultural heritage and scientific dissemination, with regard to public and private heritage.

The continuation of studies (Master's Degree) is required for access to public careers and teaching.

What you will learn

storia dell'arte

pittura, scultura e architettura: strumenti per leggere i contesti culturali dal Medioevo a oggi

storia delle tecniche artistiche

affresco, pittura a olio, incisione: le tecniche delle grandi opere analizzate scientificamente


indagare le testimonianze del passato per progettare il futuro: dalla Liguria all'intera Europa

archivistica e biblioteconomia

dalla lettura dei documenti alla loro catalogazione per tracciare i profili delle società storiche

materie scientifiche e beni culturali

botanica, dendrocronologia, fisica e chimica come strumenti di lettura delle opere d'arte

geografia e storia

chi? quando? come? dove? perché? strumenti critici per contestualizzare gli eventi storici

arte e storia del mondo antico

dalla civiltà Cretese, all'Atene di Fidia, all'Impero Romano. I linguaggi figurativi dell'antichità

storia dell'arte in Liguria

dai capolavori dei grandi artisti, al patrimonio 'minore' da valorizzare sul territorio

storia della fotografia

dal riconoscimento delle diverse tecniche all'utilizzo delle fotografie come documenti per studiare il passato

Did you know that.

Il corso prevede, oltre alle lezioni frontali, esperienze di tirocinio nei musei, sul territorio, presso siti archeologici

Dal 2011 al 2017, 650 studenti di Beni culturali hanno accolto oltre 450.000 visitatori nei Palazzi dei Rolli del Sito UNESCO di Genova

Il patrimonio artistico di Genova è sempre più apprezzato in Italia e all'estero. La riscoperta di Genova come città d'arte genera nuove opportunità professionali

Puoi fare esperienze di studio e tirocinio all'estero, presso università, musei e altre istituzioni


The educational pathways feature a teaching structure aimed at fostering graduates' integration into the world of work. Educational activities include lectures, laboratories, seminars, stages, internships, courses, and participation in excavation camps.

Curriculum in Archaeological Heritage

  • Strong background in knowledgefruition and conservation of archaeological heritage, with special reference to the area
  • adequate knowledge of history from antiquity to the modern age and historical-literary sources
  • scientific knowledge - chemical, physical, naturalistic, computer science - useful for a better understanding of ancient cultures.

Curriculum in Archival and Book Heritage

  • solid background in basic methodologies in the field of preservation and cataloguing of library and documentary materials
  • knowledge of the history and sources, analyzed both from a content and formal point of view and in the methods and techniques of production, preservation and safeguarding
  • knowledge of issues related to preservation and cataloguing of library and archival holdings.

Curriculum in Historical and Artistic Heritage

  • Acquisition of extensive knowledge related to the dynamics of artistic production from the Middle Ages, to the Modern Age, to the contemporary
  • acquisition of critical tools aimed at the analysis of artwork, according to a plurality of methodological approaches
  • maturation of autonomous reading skills oriented toward knowledge of the relationship between the territory, its culture, the forms of organization of society and the artistic production.



Welcome to the Bachelor of Science in Cultural Heritage Conservation.

Biagio Santorelli

Where we are

The headquarters of the School of Humanities and its related departments are distributed in the area around Via Balbi and Piazza della Nunziata. Some of these palaces are historical palaces of the city of Genoa, known as "Palazzi dei Rolli".

For the distribution of Departments see the acronyms:
DAFIST = Department of Antiquities, Philosophy and History
DIRAAS = Department of Italianistics, Romanistics, Antiquities, Arts and Entertainment
DLCM = Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

  • via Balbi 2 (Palazzo Balbi Cattaneo): presidency, Aula Magna, classrooms number 1 to number 9, offices and studios of DAFIST and DIRAAS faculty, Library
  • via Balbi 4 (Palazzo Balbi Senarega): Humanities Single Student Desk, classrooms E, F, G, H, M, N, P, offices and studios of DAFIST faculty, DIRAAS, Library
  • via Balbi 6 (Palazzo Balbi Raggio): classrooms I, Q, R, S, Library of the School of Humanities
  • via Balbi 30: DAFIST faculty studios
  • via delle Fontane 10: Teaching Hub, classrooms A through M and Aula Magna, LaLim Laboratory
  • piazza Santa Sabina 2: DLCM faculty offices and studios, Library

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You will find the contact details of the following reference offices useful:

Humanities Student One-Stop Shop

Via Balbi 4 - ground floor
16126 Genoa
+39 010 209 51690

You can write to
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  • registrations and enrollments;
  • transfers; course transitions
  • recognitions from previous careers
  • admission to pathways aimed at enrollment in master's degrees (Bridge Careers)
  • resumption of studies
  • suspension and waiver of studies
  • request for certificates
  • request for duplicates
  • enrollment in individual educational activities

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  • on the Study Plans
  • on the submission of the degree application


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Guidelines and Regulations

Students with disabilities or with DSA are reminded that in order to request adaptations for examinations, the certification must first be entered on the University website at in the "Students" section (you will find instructions on how to enter it online in the attachment). The documentation will be checked by the University's Services for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities and DSA Department (
. Subsequently, at least 10 days before the date of the exam, an e-mail must be sent to the teacher with whom you will be taking the exam, including in copy knowledge of both the School Contact Person for the inclusion of students with disabilities and with DSA (Prof. Elisabetta Colagrossi: and the Sector indicated above. The e-mail must specify:

  • your surname, first name and matriculation number;
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  • course of study
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  • the name of the teaching course;
  • the date of the roll call and how the examination will be conducted (written or oral);
  • the compensatory tools and dispensatory measures deemed functional and required
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The contact person will confirm to the teacher that the applicant has the right to request adaptations in the examination and that these adaptations must be agreed upon with the teacher. The lecturer will respond by informing the applicant whether the requested adaptations can be used.

The lecturer will inform the applicant whether the requested adaptations can be used. Requests must be sent at least 10 days before the date of the exam in order to allow the lecturer to assess their content. In particular, if you intend to use concept maps
conceptual maps for the exam (which must be much more concise than the maps used for the study) if the submission does not respect the deadline, there will not be the technical time necessary to make any changes.

For further information on requesting services and adaptations please refer to the Guidelines for requesting services, compensatory and/or dispensatory measures and specific aids