MAMA Partnerships

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
Alberta Ferretti
B&B Italia
Baratti & Milano
Biondi Santi
Bottega Veneta
Brunello Cucinelli
Ca' del Bosco
Ducati Motor Holding
Emilio Pucci
Ermenegildo Zegna
Ferrari F.lli Lunelli
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
Living Divani
Loro Piana
Luce della Vita
Masi Agricola
Max Mara
Poltrona Frau
René Caovilla
Salvatore Ferragamo
Sergio Rossi
Stone Island

Altagamma Partners

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


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
Marco Balich President, Balich Worldwide Shows

Managing an institution that deals with the conservation and promotion of cultural and artistic heritage means being able to relate different types of knowledge and expertise with the goal of creating cultural value both for the audience and museum stakeholders.
The Master in Arts Management and Administration at SDA Bocconi provides the knowledge and builds the skills necessary to be able to face the continuing challenges we face everyday at the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.

Gabriella Belli
Director, MUVE - Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia

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
Theatre and Opera Director, and Director - Institute of Musical Studies 'Claudio Monteverdi'

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
President, 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

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

We are partners with the SDA Bocconi MAMA program to contribute our experiences conveying Italy not only in its historical, aesthetic and natural excellence, but also in the case of our FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano, as an example in management of cultural heritage that combines nonprofit strategy with international best practices.

Thanks to FAI, MAMA students will experience memorable action learning paths.

Angelo Maramai
General Manager, FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano

The Rossini Opera Festival does not merely stage Rossini's operas, it is also a complex cultural operation of applied musicology and publishing with the goal to restore the somewhat forgotten and unpublished work of Gioachino Rossini. This operation is made possible thanks to cooperation with Fondazione Rossini in Pesaro and Casa Ricordi in Milano. Because of its diversity, the ROF requires a management with multi-tasking skills that only a program like MAMA can give, with a special expertise in this type of Festival.  We look forward to contributing to MAMA as well as learning from the experience of other musical institutions.

Gianfranco Mariotti
Sovrintendente, Rossini Opera Festival

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
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

The management of Italy’s cultural heritage, currently carried out almost exclusively by the Public Administration, urgently requires the formation of new professionals. The recent reforms by the Minister of Cultural Heritage, Dario Franceschini, and the appointment of twenty new directors for the most important museums in Italy, are a sign of the importance and interdisciplinary of this sector. Thus, it has become necessary to define, and determine the resources necessary, to achieve new objectives.

Francesco Micheli
Artistic Director, Macerata Opera Festival

Vatican Museums, which stand under the shadow of the dome of Saint Peter’s, are one of the most important sites for the history of human civilization. They are namely the site in which the Catholic Church finds its identity.
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. What more can we expect?

Antonio Paolucci
Director, Vatican Museums

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

Filarmonica della Scala is not only one of the most prestigious arts institutions in the world, it is also a private organization which is able to stand on the market while carrying out a public mission: promoting and spreading the beauty of music. Our business formula (which is unique in Italy), is the reason why we enthusiastically joined MAMA. MAMA is a specialized MASTER PROGRAM that is built around our idea that producing cultural and social value goes hand in hand with being efficient, effective and autonomous in day-to-day activities.

Ernesto Schiavi
Artistic Director, Filarmonica della Scala

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
Secretary General, 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 Paestum