The three-year course of vocational training
1. The Institute has organized these courses continuously since 1980, with the recognition of the Regione Toscana. The courses comply with the Resolution of the Conferenza delle Regioni of the 28 October 2011 and are allowed to issue in the triennium, two distinct certificates:
2. Qualified Technician in Restoration, at the end of the second year;
3. Expert Technician in Restoration, at the end of the third year;
The three-year course has a duration of 2,700 hours (1,800 hours in the two years of basic training + 900 hours in the third year of specialization). At the end of each course, all the students who have attended at least at the 75% of the training hours provided in the overall three-year period will be admitted to the final examination The final certification issued at the end of the three years course is "Technician Restorer of Cultural Heritage", equivalent to "Collaborator Restorer" according to the Ministerial Decree 86/2009.
In the academic year 2013-14, the Institute is going to activate 4 educational addresses: Restoration of frescoes - Restoration of paintings on canvas and wood panel - Restoration of paper artefacts - Restoration of ceramic and stone artefacts. Graduates who have attended the three year courses, after passing the final Technical Expert exam, will be automatically included in the National List of Restorers of Cultural Heritage managed by the Ministry.
Who attends only a year or obtain only the two-year diploma of Qualified Technician will not be included in any list, but can still act as Assistant Restorer.
The five-year university courses
The Institute starting from the academic year 2014-15, will organize the five-year course in accordance with the Ministerial Decrees 86 and 87 of May 26, 2009, in the following areas: PFP1. Restoration of Frescoes and Stone Artefacts, PFP2. Restoration of Paintings and Wooden Furniture; PFP4. Restoration of Ceramics and Metal Artefacts.
The official call will be published after the formal authorization of the Inter-ministerial Commission. Graduates will be automatically included in the National List of Restorers of Cultural Heritage managed by the Ministry.
The Institute Seats
The main seat of the restoration courses is in the properly equipped laboratories located in the Florentine historical building of Palazzo Ridolfi which houses the laboratories of Restoration of Frescoes, Restoration of Paintings and Restoration of Ceramics and Stone Artefacts . The premises of Arte&Design of Calenzano will host the laboratories of Restoration of Paper Artefacts and in the coming future, the university courses of Restoration of Frescoes and Stone Artefacts, Restoration of Paintings and Wooden Furniture, Restoration of Ceramics and Metal Artefacts. Many restoration site are activated in various monuments and churches of the Florentine surrounding territory. The internships are usually organised in restoration institutions and firms, but sometimes they could be directly activated in the Institute premises. All the professional skills and competences acquired during the biennial course, could be spent during the specialization year in the practical internship sessions or in the restoration sites, properly organised by the Institute in Italian or foreign institutions. The Institute has undersigned a series of agreements with Florentine partners and in the Institute’s or in its partner’s premises our students can enjoy of: research centres, laboratories of diagnostic, cataloguing and documentation facilities, specialised libraries, computer rooms, multimedia centres, Web Office, Internet Point, Exhibition spaces.
Certain activities (a research centre, laboratories of diagnostic, cataloguing and documentation, specialised libraries, computer lab, media centre, Web, Office, Internet Point, Exhibition Centre) are located in various locations on the premises of the Institute or of its educational partners.
Palazzo Ridolfi, Amministrative and Didactic seat:
Via Maggio 13 – 50125 Florence (Italy)
Tel. +39 055 213086 – 282951
Fax +39 055 217963 - 210365
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The Institute Organizational Chart
Francesco Amodei, Founder
Emanuele Amodei, President
Elena Amodei, Vice-President
Franco Sottani, Honorary President
Ester Calabrò, Director of the Institute
Carla Bonini, Administrative Director
Gabriella Pasquini, Administrative Secretary
Elisa Grazzini, Relationships with the Regione Toscana
Lorenza Raspanti, Didactic Director, Quality Office
Catherine Burnett, Vice- Didactic Director, International Projects
Silvia Turchi, Relationships with the Provincia di Firenze, Financed Courses
Luana Caruso, Didactic Secretariat, Services to the students
Giuliana Menghetti, Co-ordination of the Restoration Office
Martina Previatello, Organisation of the Restoration projects
Kirill Tarasenko, Logistics of the Restoration projects
Marco Innocenti Degli, Safety and Health at Work
Claudio Paolini, Director of the Research and Cataloguing Centre
Paolo Pieri Nerli, International and Cooperation Projects
Santino Pascuzzi, Development of Mediterranean Projects
Francesco Luglio, Web Marketing & Communication
Membership and International Partnerships
The Institute is member of:
APPS, Associazione Partners Palazzo Strozzi, Italy
ELIA, European League of Institutes of the Arts, Netherlands
FAL, Fondazione Anna Lindh, Egypt
FAI, Fondo Ambiente Italiano, Italy
FME, Fondation au Mérite Européen, Luxembourg
ICFAD, International Council Fine Arts Deans, USA
SEMA, Société d’Encouragement aux Métiers d’Art, France
International Partnerships Network
Thanks to its international activity and thanks to the participation in many projects financed by the European Commission (Cultura2000, Eumedis, Euromed Heritage, Formites, Incomed, Info2000, Interreg, Leonardo, Life, Minerva, Raphael, Scientific Framework, ENPI), the Institute has developed a vast network of relationships, collaborations and partnerships with more than 1000 institutions in more than 100 Countries in the world.
Brief History of the Institute
All was born in September 1976 (>>>)
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