Valori presunti e sistemi organizzativi
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura, 2020
Presumed values and organizational systems
The profound uncertainties affecting the governance of our cultural heritage do not stem from legal issues. They stem from a protection system based on the principle of “assumed cultural value”. A principle that made the functioning of the entire organizational structure, the MIBACT, particularly uncertain. A large part of our cultural heritage is protected not because it was identified, recognized and classified, but because it belongs to a particular category of goods (such as being owned by someone rather than someone else) or it represents a particular territorial morphology. Therefore the possibility of making the governance of our cultural heritage more effective falls almost exclusively on the organizational structure, which constantly finds it difficult to translate its duties into coherent and informed policies.