In 2013, Palazzo Spinelli Group founded the Flores Cultural Heritage Institute along with a consortium of partners.
On 15 luglio 2014, the interministerial committee MIBACT/MIUR approved the Institute's plan to create a five-year degree course in Restoration of Cultural Heritage (Vocational Training Course 1, decree DM 87/2009, “Stone materials and derivatives; decorated archiectural surfaces”).
According to decree DM 86/2009 and legislation in force, the degree course qualifies graduates to work as a Project Manger and Restorer of Cultural Heritage for museums, churches, public heritage authorities, national and international heritage protection agencies, antiquarians and collectors.
Since 2005, the three-year degree course in Conservation and Restoration of Wood, Paper and Fabrics has been active at the University of Dubrovnik in Croatia.
The degree course, organised and managed by Palazzo Spinelli in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Restoration of the University of Dubrovnik, issues the qualification of Restorer according to Croatian legislation, which is therefore valid throughout Europe.