Memberships and Partnerships

Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) is member of several associations and collaborates with many international institutions and organizations:


  • American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) 
  • American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) 
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 
  • Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) 
  • Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) 
  • Eduitalia Consortium (EDUITALIA) 
  • European Association of International education (EAIE) 
  • European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) 
  • Modern Language Association (MLA) 
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators The Forum on Education Abroad


  • Abbey Complex of San Giusto, Tuscania 
  • Assessorato alla Cultura (Department of Culture), Provincia di Viterbo 
  • Assessorato alla Cultura Regione Lazio, Comune di Tuscania 
  • Associazione Culturale Turismo Arte e Spettacolo di Tuscania (ACTAS), Tuscania 
  • Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies (CAMNES), Florence 
  • Festival d’Europa, Florence 
  • Fondazione Franco Zeffirelli – International Center for Performing Arts, Florence 
  • Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi (Florence)
  • Istituto Comprensivo Statale Ildovaldo Ridolfi, Tuscania 
  • Istituto di Istruzione Secondaria Superiore Vincenzo Cardarelli, Tarquinia – Liceo Scientifico, Tuscania 
  • Istituto Venezia, Venice 
  • Kathmandu University, Nepal 
  • La Chascona – Fundación Pablo Neruda, Chile 
  • Mayor University (Santiago) 
  • National Archaeological Museums of Lazio 
  • Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island 
  • Soprintendenza ai Beni Architettonici del Lazio 
  • Teatro Comunale “Il Rivellino Veriano Lucchetti”, Tuscania 
  • Universidade Pauilista (Unip), Brazil 
  • Universidad Mayor, Chile 
  • University of Florence


Saving priceless artworks is a global issue. Restoration and Conservation courses at LdM offer the great opportunity to work directly on originals from the 14th to 19th centuries. Students at the LdM Restoration Department have restored works of art in Florence, in the Tuscany region and in Southern Italy. Furthermore, they have traveled to Nepal in collaboration with the University of Kathmandu and the University of Bhaktapur to work in both Hindu and Buddhist temples; to India to work on frescoes and paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries; to Isla Negra (Chile) work at the Pablo Neruda Museum; to Argentina to work on the sculptures of Piazza Italia in Mendoza and of the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires; and to Easter Island to restore the famous Moai statues, severely damaged by lichens.

LdM Professors are among the experts who have restored the Magi Chapel in Florence’s Palazzo Medici-Riccardi and some of the paintings in the Uffizi Gallery. Restoration work by the LdM Restoration Department, whether for public or private institutions, is undertaken with the supervision of the Soprintendenza ai Beni Ambientali e Architettonici delle Province di Firenze, Pistoia, Prato, and Siena (Pitti Palace). The Department also collaborates with the Comitato Tabernacoli (Florence), with the Soprintendenza ai Beni Artistici e Storici della Provincia di Trapani with the Soprintendenza ai Beni Artistici e Storici di Cosenza, with the Curia and the Museo Diocesano of Mazara del Vallo, with the towns of Rocca Imperiale and Laino Borgo, with the Curia of Cassano Ionio, with the Escuela de Artes Aplicadas of Providencia Santiago (Chile), with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Delhi (India), the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta (India), and the Diocese of Meerut/Dehradun (India).