There are also many more university locations available than before the adoption of the latest reform and the national structure is really quite varied: from regions where there is just one location (e.g. Piedmont) to regions where there are several locations (e.g. Marche and Sicily).

The operation is also complex due to several subsequent reforms, from M. D. 509/99 to 270/04 and then to M. D. 87/09 (restorers), and due to the disappearance of the Faculties and training in Schools (L. 240/2010): so the information available varies greatly.

The most significant Degree Course that includes Restoration is still that of Architecture, which can either be taken as a single cycle 5-year Master’s degree or a 3-year Bachelor’s plus a 2 year Master’s, followed by courses in Construction Engineering – Architecture (both LM4). But there are still the 3-year degrees in the Science of Architecture L17, Civil Engineering and construction systems L7-L23, and the more recent Preservation and Restoration LMR/2 (for Restorers) which are mostly centred in the former Science Faculties in keeping with a philosophy that had already led to the creation of the L43 courses on Diagnostics and Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

In these courses the disciplines of restoration persist in many approaches and titles: from the more traditional Theory and history of restoration and Monument Restoration (or architectural) Workshop to the more modern Fundamentals of preserving historical buildings, Culture and history of heritage, Diagnostics etc… and the many Workshops integrated with complementary disciplines, and sometimes described as Ateliers.

Naturally, the Report we will present also includes the III level: Schools of Specialization

and Research Doctorate (Ph.D.)

The meeting on the 31st of this month will offer a useful opportunity to complete any data that may be missing and to reflect on our mission within this renewed framework.

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