Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro Palazzo Spinelli
The Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro Palazzo Spinelli was established on September 26, 1976 and operates both as a training, specialization and professional updating center in the field of conservation and restoration of world cultural heritage, and as a consultancy and restoration center on behalf of public and private entities. The experience accumulated in almost 40 years of activity, with more than 4,800 courses activated, over 7,500 graduate students and 18,000 interventions carried out, defines the Institute for Art and Restoration as a center of excellence in the sector, nationally and internationally, capable of offering, within a university-type system, a practical professional training, attentive to the needs of the world of work and constantly updated on modern technologies and new intervention philosophies. From 1978 to today, students from all over the world have been trained in the laboratories and ateliers of the various institutional sites and as many have so far attended short courses of introduction to techniques or updating. This intense activity has contributed to the consolidation in every corner of the planet of the strong image of Florence as the “world capital of art and restoration”.