School, steps towards teaching graduate science cultural heritage conservation

The Ministry of Education and Merit is examining the proposal presented by Anedbc, the National Association of Diagnostics and Science and Technology Applied to Cultural Heritage experts, and the Aepi Confederation on the possibility of teaching in schools for graduates of sciences for the conservation of cultural heritage. During the meeting with the honorable Paola Frassinetti, undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Merit, the delegation composed of Carlotta Sacco Perasso, president of Anedbc, Valerio Graziani, secretary of Anedbc and the president of the Aepi Confederation, Mino Dinoi, decisive steps forward have been made and the Ministry has made itself available to try to resolve this problem.

The topic on the table has become long-standing and concerns the possibility for graduates of Sciences for the conservation of cultural heritage, or scientific experts for cultural heritage or conservation scientists, to teach in middle and high schools. In fact, students who have chosen new degree courses, born with the “3+2” reform, often find themselves after the end of their studies having to deal with inconsistencies between what they actually studied and what according to the Ministry of Education they studied, with mis-assignments of teaching classes.

This is the case of the graduates represented by Anedbc (degree classes 12/S and LM/11 in Sciences for the conservation of cultural heritage), for whom the situation is even more complex as under this denomination during the evolution of various university systems have been brought back to different educational paths. The result was that people with the same title but with extremely different skills and knowledge were trained: scientific-technical on the one hand and historical-artistic on the other.

Therefore, considering the multidisciplinarity that distinguishes the degree courses in question and the different afferences, Anedbc requests that the economic and training efforts incurred by all graduates and undergraduates be recognized, ensuring access to the competition classes for teaching scientific subjects .

“It is a theme that is very close to our hearts and I thank the undersecretary for the attention she has given us. Many graduates in Sciences for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage are currently unable to undertake the path of teaching because the Ministry of Education has mistakenly considered the training path as humanistic – explained Carlotta Sacco Perasso – thus enabling graduates of classes 12/ S and LM11 for the wrong competition classes”.

Mino Dinoi echoes her: “I thank the honorable Frassinetti who has taken an interest in the question and I am sure she will speak for it in parliament. In essence, Aepi requests that table A (DPR14_February_2016_n.19) of correspondence between degree classes and competition classes for teaching in first and second degree high schools be updated for this category of professionals. This problem also occurs for many other categories and has already been studied in depth by the Cun (National University Council), the internal evaluation body of the same Ministry of Education and Merit, which has expressed a favorable opinion on the requested changes. The undersecretary was immediately sensitive to the matter and made her offices available to quickly find a solution. Obviously, like Aepi, we will closely follow the developments of the story”.