The importance and the role of culture in crisis and post crisis scenarios has relevantly raised in the recent years, due to the emerging of new forms of conflicts and to the intensification of disasters.

This raise of attention turned into international campaigns and into a global response towards heritage protection, communities identity and cultural expressions safeguarding, as well as the control of illicit traffics and activities.

In this context the Master in Cultural Property Protection in Crisis Response is designed for a mixed target of civilians, military personnel, NGOs, peacekeepers, and in general all the operators intervening in armed conflits or disasters scenarios, as well as those ones operating in the post-conflict or post-disaster recovery process.


The program aims at preparing a future generation of professionals with a multidisciplinary background and advanced expertise
in the protection of cultural property in time of crisis and, more widely, in increasing the capacities to enhance the role of
culture for addressing the social reconciliation and economic recovery of affected areas.

The Course is worth a total of 60 university credits, for a total amount of 1.500 hours.

The Master modules are:

  1. Foundations of cultural heritage protection
  2. The law of international protection of cultural heritage
  3. The economics of cultural heritage
  4. Illicit trafficking of cultural property
  5. The politics of cultural heritage protection
  6. Actions for cultural heritage protection
  7. Information management
  8. Project cycle management

A bachelor degree and fluency in written and spoken English are required.

Edoardo Greppi, Professor, University of Turin


Assisted distance learning: 8th – 29th January 2024
On campus phase: 5th February 2024 – 22th May 2024