Supporting Institutions

Fondazione Altagamma

Fondazione Altagamma is an internationally renowned Italian association operating in the high-end market. Its members reflect Italian style and culture in their own company management and products. They stand out for their innovation, quality, service, design, and prestige. Today, Altagamma has 76 member companies in the world of fashion, design, jewelry, automobiles, and gourmet food specialties, along with a prestigious network of around 200 leading global luxury brands, which form the Altagamma Honorary Council.


Altagamma is the official sponsor of the MAMA and contributes to the Master not only financially – by funding scholarships and financing field projects – but also with business testimonials and seminars on key issues, facilitating access to companies to allow program participants to visit them, and to let faculty compile case studies. In addition, Altagamma assists in setting up activities specifically to promote the career development of participants. Lastly, Altagamma provides the opportunity to organize special events that give the Master high visibility among its numerous stakeholders.

Altagamma Members

  • Acqua di Parma
  • Agnona
  • Agrimontana
  • Alberta Ferretti
  • Alessi
  • Alias
  • Allegrini
  • Artemide
  • Aurora
  • B&B Italia
  • Baratti & Milano
  • Bellavista
  • Biondi Santi
  • Bisazza
  • Boffi
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Brioni
  • Brunello Cucinelli
  • Buccellati
  • Bvlgari
  • Ca' del Bosco
  • Caffarel
  • Corneliani
  • Danese
  • Domori
  • Driade
  • Ducati Motor Holding
  • Emilio Pucci
  • Ermenegildo Zegna
  • Etro
  • Fendi
  • Ferrari
  • Ferrari F.lli Lunelli
  • Flos
  • Fontanarte
  • Frette
  • Gucci
  • Hotel Bauer il Palazzo
  • Hotel Bellevue Syrene
  • Hotel BVlgari Milano
  • Hotel Capri Palace and Spa
  • Hotel de Russie
  • Hotel L'Albereta
  • Hotel Lungarno
  • Hotel Masseria San Domenico
  • Hotel Principe di Savoia
  • Hotel Seven Stars Galleria
  • Hotel Splendido
  • Hotel Verdura Golf & Spa Resort
  • Hotel Villa d'Este
  • Illycaffè
  • Isaia
  • Kartell
  • Living Divani
  • Loro Piana
  • Luce della Vita
  • Masi Agricola
  • Mastrojanni
  • Max Mara
  • Missoni
  • Moleskine
  • Moroso
  • Nonino
  • Omas
  • Ornellaia
  • Persol
  • Poltrona Frau
  • René Caovilla
  • Riva
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Sanpellegrino
  • Segnana
  • Sergio Rossi
  • Stone Island
  • Technogym
  • Tod's
  • Valentino
  • Venini
  • Versace
  • Vhernier
  • Zanotta

Altagamma Partners

  • AWE Talisman
  • Bain & Company Italy
  • BCG Italia
  • Fiera Milano
  • Global Blue
  • Havas Luxhub
  • Inovir
  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • LaRinascente
  • McArthur Glen
  • Mckinsey & Company
  • Robilant Associati Spa
  • Sace
  • Sib Legal
  • Unicredit
  • Value Retail
  • Yoox


We are proud to be able to produce and organise events worldwide, this represents for us a great opportunity to engage and foster young talents. We involve many of them in our shows and we know that MAMA is an important place where to drawn brilliant professionals.

Marco Balich
President, Balich Wonder Studio

We are thrilled to be part of the SDA Bocconi MAMA journey by sharing our experience and passion for opera, theatre and the performing arts with the next generation of arts managers. The Komische Oper Berlin was founded by Walter Felsenstein in 1947 at a time of great transformation following the Second World War. His motto was » Kunst ohne Konvention, Vorurteile und Künstlereitelkeiten« – art free from convention, preconceptions and vanity. We continue to hold fast to these ideals and encourage future leaders who remain curious and open to change; who in a world that is rapidly and drastically transforming, make decisions that safeguard and prioritise art.

Philip Bröking & Susanne Moser
Co-Intendant and Managing Director & Co-Intendant and Artistic Manager at Komische Oper Berlin

The management of Italy's historic-artistic and musical heritage requires professional figures, combined with artistic ones, able to effectively promote and value the infinite resources available in our country, creating value for the entire cultural system. SDA Bocconi’s MAMA Program represents a unique opportunity for revitalizing the musical activities through the training of specialized and dedicated professionals.

Andrea Cigni
Superintendent and Artistic Director, Fondazione Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli, Cremona

The Art Newspaper aims to be a 'need to know' (rather than a 'nice to know') publication and to serve the information needs of everyone with a professional involvement in the art world (i.e. artists, museum curators, dealers, collectors, auctioneers, lawyers, arts administrators ‹and interested lay people). We are glad to partner with SDA Bocconi School of Management as we share the same values and skills in the reporting and interpretation of worldwide artistic and cultural development.

Anna Somers Cocks
CEO The Art Newspaper, London and New York

Italian excellence passes through the continuous reworking of a code that needs, now more than ever, adequate interpreters. Interpreters who are able to understand and value a vision and an aesthetic, a culture and a thought, an art and a fertile craft. The MAMA program, through management training sensitive to artistic and cultural heritage, goes exactly in this direction. The best wishes must therefore be addressed to those who learn to work with intelligent hands, with inquisitive and curious minds, with a heart full of passion, to always live up to expectations. All this beauty has to become recognizable, appreciated and shared. It has to exceed expectations, to reach that awe  which is the origin - today, and yet in spite of everything - of poetry.

Franco Cologni
President, Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte

Since 1995, MUBA - Museo dei Bambini Milano has pursued innovative projects that combine culture, creativity and non formal education, shaping a unique "MUBA" method capable of demonstrating how to make culture for children an activity with a strong social impact.
“We are pleased to be a partner of MAMA as we firmly believe in the necessity for an increase in more specialized professionals in the management of our cultural and historical heritage. Moreover, we are looking forward to be part of a group of outstanding institutions with whom to share our experiences and best practices in order to promote a deeper development in cultural management.”

Elena Dondina
Founder, MUBA - Museo dei Bambini Milano

The Museo Egizio is the second largest collection after the Cairo Museum being entirely dedicated to Egyptian art and culture. Since its establishment, one of its main feature is research, carried out in Italy and internationally, with the aim of the cultural development worldwide.
Despite dualism has always been a key concept of the Ancient Egypt’s ideology, the new Museo Egizio is avoiding the dualism among curatorship and management, demonstrating how a competent and passionate director is aware of both the cultural-archeological and the managerial needs and roles of a museum.
The partnership with the SDA Bocconi School of Management, within the MAMA, is a great chance to witness Italian excellence in the field of cultural management in an international setting, and a great opportunity to collaborate to improve our heritage administration.

Christian Greco
Director, Museo Egizio di Torino

I am very happy for the opportunity to collaborate with the SDA Bocconi MAMA program, which is innovative and important. The excellence of the culture and that of the faculty are joined together.

Barbara Jatta
Director, Vatican Museums

Arts and culture organizations are critical for the development of individuals and societies. It is of utmost importance to support the growth and sustainability of such organizations through skilled professionals, making sure that the effective conservation of heritage and production of art is paired with accessibility and outreach, to increase their impact and enlarge their audiences. Arts Management programs represent an opportunity for young professionals and cultural institutions to gain specific skills and competencies in the management of the arts.

Sangita Jindal
Chairperson – JSW Foundation

At Si-Yo we aim to inspire a global community with classical music. The participation of MAMA graduates who have worked with us has been invaluable in helping us achieve our goals. We are proud to partner with such a worthwhile program.

Eva Lerner-Lam
Chairwoman and President, Si-Yo Music Society Foundation
FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano- offers its contribution to the participants of the Master in Arts Management and Administration (MAMA) by hosting them in our offices
and more than 60 properties. We aim to share the experiences we have gained in over 45 years of hard work and dedication to ensure the conservation and development of the cultural and landscape heritage in the beautiful country of Italy.
Marco Magnifico
President, FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano

Well-known worldwide for the famous Veiled Christ, one of the most famous and impressive works of art in the world, the Sansevero Chapel Museum is a place filled with beauty and mystery, located in the heart of the historical center of Naples. The Sansevero Chapel Museum is a privately owned art institution, committed not only to preserve, value and promote our own cultural heritage but also to recover and develop the historic, environmental and social context in which we operate. We are happy to be a partner with MAMA – Master in Arts Management and Administration and we are sure that the discussions and debates with professionals and outstanding art institutions represent an opportunity to exchange views and experiences and to innovate in the field of art management.

Fabrizio Masucci
Past President, Museo Cappella Sansevero, Napoli

The partnership with MAMA gets stronger year by year and it makes us very proud: together to educate, divulgate and train with excellence.

Muriel Mayette-Holtz
Past Director, French Academy in Rome - Villa Medici

After lengthy experience gained working in major museums in Italy and Europe, we have applied our historical, critical and scientific knowledge to the creation and management of public and private art collections: from Italy to the Middle East, India and China. Through our international and multicultural network, we offer an across-the-board consultancy service, carefully tailored to suit the specific requirements of collectors, companies and institutions. These include New York University Abu Dhabi, for whom we created their art collection. We are proud of our new alliance with the Master in Arts Management and Administration (MAMA) at the prestigious SDA Bocconi. The purpose of the course is to bridge the gap between academic and business worlds. Indeed, our experience has taught us that now more than ever the art world needs new multidisciplinary professionals, creative, open minded, and sensitive to the most diverse cultural environments.

Marina Pizziolo
Art Consulting, Milan and Dubai

We are pleased to be partners with SDA Bocconi and exchange our experience with MAMA participants.
They will discover the excitement and complexity of managing a theatre, which is continuously changing. Franco Parenti was founded in 1972 on an idea of a free, open and evolving culture. Everyday, our offerings integrate styles, cultures and different generations in many different spaces running at the same time.

Andrée Ruth Shammah
Director, Teatro Franco Parenti

Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli is an integrated cultural center connected to different spheres of interests: corporations, research institutes and Universities. The Foundation represents a new way of making culture in a critical perspective by integrating books and digital products. With respect to this background, the chance to work in partnership with SDA Bocconi and MAMA is a unique opportunity to contribute to the value of Italian cultural industries and human capital.

Massimiliano Tarantino
Director, Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli

A master program like MAMA represents an opportunity for the cultural and professional growth of those interested in protecting, conserving and promoting our immense cultural heritage. The value is even higher if this is done in Italy, a country that is far behind in the promotion of its cultural heritage. Learning and studying the most effective management practices is critical for the long-term success of cultural organizations, and this is also the force behind my commitment in the publishing sector. We are proud and honored to support the professional growth of young talents, together with many other important partners and Bocconi University.

Massimiliano Tonelli
Director, Artribune

Innovation, creativity, participation, and experience are some of the didactic cornerstones of the Mission of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao which, taking a holistic approach to education, aims to propose its different target audiences a wealth of knowledge and information about the art program, the building designed by Frank Gehry, and its particular management model.
We are extremely pleased to forge a new alliance with MAMA by SDA Bocconi, one of the most prestigious business schools in the world, and work together to offer students a new forum for research, discussion and exchange.

Juan Ignacio Vidarte
Director General, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Bocconi University and SKIRA group are two examples of Italian excellence, with strong international orientation and a continuous search for the highest quality in all programs and projects. Sharing this commitment, the partnership between SKIRA and SDA Bocconi School of Management for the Master in Arts Management and Administration represents an important opportunity for organizations like SKIRA Group who strive to make arts and culture fundamental drivers for the economic, cultural and social development of a beautiful country like Italy.

Massimo Vitta Zelman
CEO, Skira Group

Recently, the Archaeological Park and  Museum of Paestum have been granted financial and administrative autonomy by the Italian ministry of culture and tourism. This is a great chance, but also an enormous challenge for all who work in and around Paestum. We collaborate with MAMA Bocconi because we think that both sides can profit from exploring new possibilities for the management, controlling, research, promotion and communication in Paestum and beyond. The potential of the site that houses some of the best preserved Greek temples of the Mediterranean are beyond doubt - to develop this potential we need energy, creativity and courage.

Gabriel Zuchtriegel
Director, Parco Archeologico di Pompei