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Info 2023/2024

Degree type
Bachelor degree course
Duration and credits
Free access
Teaching mode
Taxes and fees
From 0 to 3000 euros per year. Find out if you are entitled to scholarships and exemptions
International partnerships
Student exchange
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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

  • archeologia

    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.

Coordinatore del Corso

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

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