On November 13th, 2014 in Florence, during the 4th Restoration and Art Exhibition, the meeting “In which direction Business of Culture is moving”? Public and private funding for Cultural Heritage, takes place. This is promoted in cooperation with:
– Cultural Heritage and Tourism Ministry
– ICOMOS Italy
– The donation from Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Cambiano.

The economic crisis is strangling culture: government is cutting funding, private organizations are skimping on money, italians seem no more interested in culture and in politics; culture hasn’t taken off yet.
In the last ten years public funds in favour of Cultural Heritage Ministry decreased of 27,4% and another drop of 3% is expected for the next three years; the funds that urban districts earmark for cultural activities between 2011 and 2012 have been cut off of 9,4%, those ones earmarked by provinces have been cut off of 25%. Additionally, between 2008 and 2013 funds coming from private citizens have dropped of 41%, financial institutions
tightened their purse strings(-9% between 2011 and 2012).
The purpose of this meeting, where also Giovanna Segre of CSS-Ebla is present, is to give solutions to solve this issue, focusing on:
– territory
– putting money in cultural heritage
– helping progress
– guarantee the quality of life about:
1. law of patronage
2. tax breaks both for companies and private citizens, sponsorships and laws
3. onlus
4. companies’ history homes that work in cultural heritage and in tourism field.

More information about this meeting is available on this website.