Participation, innovation, cooperation among different sectors, economic models of organization of the cultural offer are the phenomena that best describe the most recent experiences of cultural heritage management, including its conservation. A living and important heritage, not only as a witness of History and civilizations, but also for its given meaning and uses, the values that it stands for and the acknowledged influence on the quality of life of the communities that safeguard and inhabit it.

Fondazione Santagata develops, also through collaborations with other institutions at international level, consulting and research projects as well as higher education courses relating to innovative models for the management of cultural heritage, with particular attention to the investment logic, to economic aspects and legal formulas relating to the collaboration between public and private subjects, and to the policies, tools and plans related to UNESCO Conventions and Programs (World Heritage List, Man and Biosphere Network, Intangible Heritage, Creative Cities Network).