The first International Master course in Cultural Property Protection in Crisis Response is organized by the Interdepartmental University School for Strategic Sciences (SUISS) of the University of Torino, in collaboration with Italian Army Education and Training Command and School of Applied Military Studies (Turin), Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (Rome), the Study Centre for Post-Conflict Operations of the Italian Army, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (Sanremo), the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development and Territory Management and Centro Conservazione Restauro La Venaria Reale and with the support of COREP.


The course also benefits from the cooperation with UNESCO (Paris), ICCROM (Rome), the Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture (Turin) and the collaboration with a number of institutions including Musei Reali di Torino, Palazzo Madama, SAPAP Torino.



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 with a role in intervening in field operations in armed conflicts or disasters scenarios,  as well as those ones operating in the post-conflict or post-disaster recovery process.


The aim of the course is to prepare 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 consists in a mix of lectures, seminars, exercises and visits, and is divided into 6 learning modules which investigate legal, economic, political, sociological and managerial of cultural heritage.


The course includes a special module dedicated to Project Management, aimed at transferring to the participants capacities to draft a project work related to intervening in emergency and post-emergency scenarios, according to the most advanced methodologies from international agencies.


Within the Master’s activities there is also a Series of Seminars held by teachers and experts in the field of cultural heritage protection during armed conflicts and natural disasters, aimed at deepening themes and models for a adequate management of cultural heritage in crisis scenarios.

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30 September 2021: Deadline for requesting Scholarships
15 October 2021: (until 15.00 CET): Deadline for submitting the application to the Course