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Italy/ 9. Sources and Links  

9.2 Key organisations and portals

Cultural policy making bodies

Ministry of the Heritage and Cultural Activities

DG for the Valorisation of Cultural Heritage

DG for Landscape, Fine Arts, Contemporary Art and Architecture

DG for Antiquities

DG for Archives

DG for Libraries, Cultural Institutes and Copyright

DG for Cinema

DG for the Performing Arts

Ufficio Studi

Ufficio Statistica

Higher Institute for Heritage Conservation and Restoration

Central Institute for Catalogue and Documentation

Prime Minister's Office – Department of Information and Publishing

Ministry of Economic Development – Department for Communications

Ministry for Education, University and Research

Ministry for Education, University and Research - DG for Higher Arts, Music and Dance Education

Ministry for Foreign Affairs – Directorate Central for the Promotion of Italian Language and Culture

Italian Parliament

Chamber of Deputies


High Authority for Communication

RAI – Radiotelevisione Italiana – National broadcasting company

Cinecittá Holding

Conference of the Presidents of Regional Authorities – Cultural Heritage and Activities Committee

UPI – Union of Italian Provinces

ANCI – National Association of Italian Municipalities

Professional associations

AGIS – General Italian Association for the Performing Arts

ANISA – National Association of Art History Teachers

CIDIM – Italian National Committee for Music

SIAE – Italian Society of Authors and Publishers

ACRI – Association of Italian Savings Banks


Cultural research and statistics

ISTAT – National Statistical Institute

Aedon – Online law review on the arts

ANMS – National Association of Science Museums

"ARCI Cultura"

Associazione Civita

Associazione Mecenate 90

Associazione per l'Economia della Cultura – Association for Cultural Economics


ECCOM – European Organisation for Cultural Organisation and Management

FAI – "Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano"

Fondazione Fitzcarraldo

Fondazione ISMU – Iniziative e Studi sulla Multietnicità (Initiatives and Studies on Multiethnicity)

Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli – Documentation Centre on Foundations

ICOM Italia

Istituto per i Beni Artistici, Culturali e Naturali, Regione Emilia Romagna

"Italia Nostra"

"Osservatorio Culturale del Piemonte"

Osservatorio Culturale, Regione Lombardia

Culture / arts portals

"Antenna Culturale Europea" – information desk on EU programmes for culture

Economia della cultura

"El Ghibli", on-line journal of migrant literature in Italian language

"Hi-Art", post-diploma vocational guidance portal of the DG for Higher Arts, Music and Dance Education)

Italian Museums

Il Giornale dell'Arte


"Nuova Museologia" – Official journal of ICOM Italia and ANMLI – National Association of Local Authority Museums

"Patrimonio e Intercultura" (English version available)

"Roma Multietnica" on-line guide

SBN – National Library Service

S'Ed - Centre for Museum and Heritage Education Services (MiBAC)

Chapter published: 18-09-2013

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