“Conserving people’s cultural diversity is the nurturing ground of ideas to interpret the present and build the future”
Throughout years of in-field experience, we have finely honed an internal know- how covering the conservation of cultural heritage as well as its connection with the living culture. We see Culture as a chapter of the development theory and as a specific theme of development action.
Conservation of cultural heritage has been one of our main fields of activity. In particular ARS Progetti have developed and applied an integrated approach to conservation, which includes the areas of interpretation, recording and classification, conservation strictu sensu, presentation, exhibition, education and development of the economic and social potential.
We have successfully developed community involvement and public and private sector collaborative framework in various countries.
Our experience also includes projects for preservation, restoration and development of new forms of utilisation of the built heritage (buildings historic sites archaeological area).
- Material or tangible heritage: monuments, historic buildings and sites, historic towns, archaeological areas, landscape; objects and works of art.
- Non-material or intangible heritage: folklore and traditional performing arts (theatre, music, dance); traditional handicraft, traditional food oral traditions, poetry.
Our experience in the area of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Activities has brought us to deal with Cultural Tourism in various parts of the world. Tourism is seen as a driving development force which may generate employment and income from tangible and intangible heritage, in order to benefit local population, sustain conservation, enhance dialogue and mutual understanding.
Therefore, our experience developed in the area of “Responsible Tourism” meaning respect for other cultures, conservation of values, authenticity and originality.
The Department is staffed by tourism development experts, architects and economist and provide for planning and development, tender documents and works supervison of technical assistance in the following areas: