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PhD Program in Cultural Systems

PhD Program in Cultural Systems

PhD Coordinator: Maria Luisa Catoni


The Ph.D. Program in Cultural Systems unites disciplines that have been carefully selected for their ability to provide the necessary cultural, methodological, and instrumental know-how for the analysis and management of complex cultural systems.

The Program comprises two Tracks and, in the spirit of the IMT School, integrates academic excellence with an interdisciplinary vocation. IMT internal faculty members, leading experts from leading international institutions and directors and curators from important Italian and international museums offer courses and seminars within the program.

The Track Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage (AMCH) offers different methodologies and tools for analyzing and managing cultural heritage through Archaeology, Art History, Visual Studies, and Visual Archives courses, complemented with Contemporary History, Cultural Heritage Law, Digital Humanities, History of Philosophy, ICT and Organisation and Management Science courses.

The Track in Museum Studies (MUST), established in partnership with some of the leading Italian museums and cultural institutions, offers methodologies and tools for analyzing and managing museums, museum core activities, and related issues, such as object display, curatorship, temporary and permanent exhibitions, provenance research and restitution, institutional role of museums at a global level, museum policy-making, social and economic impacts of museums, museum management, etc.

Cultural System Website