The Botticino School of Restoration was founded in 1974 as a regional school and was, along with the ICR (Central Institute for Restoration) of Rome and OPD (Opificio delle Pietre Dure) of Florence, one of the first schools for restoration at a national level. Following the regulatory changes, it is now recognised by the MIUR and MIC Ministries for the provision of a Master’s Degree course in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage.