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Art Foundation: The Power Of Heritage

Master in Luxury Brand Management in collaboration with Museo Salvatore Ferragamo – September 2017


Luxury & fashion brands have long been patrons of arts and are increasingly focusing their attention to the art world through the Art museums and foundations. There is not always a link between their products and their Art endeavors. Whether fulfilling an educational role, especially among the young, or seeking to inspire both emotions and contemplation those Art Foundations help drive the image of the brand straight into the present. It is also a powerful means of communication. The very dense press coverage on a worldwide level focusing on exhibition projects is beneficial to the brands.

In this ever evolving scenario, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo is an intriguing and unique example. The Museum has been working for twenty years in spreading the values on which the entire Company is based: craftsmanship and innovation in the name of Made in Italy. Its transversal temporary exhibitions are a chance to introduce the Company history and Salvatore Ferragamo’s heritage and bring it to the present. In the Museum, the product is mixed up with the work of art in a space that becomes an occasion of inspiration for the new generations, with a special hint to the contamination between the worlds of art and fashion. A different reality is offered by Fondazione Prada, for instance, where the attention is focused on collecting contemporary art, or by Armani Silos, where the product becomes the undisputed protagonist of the exhibition proposal.


Candidates will analyse the positioning of Museo Salvatore Ferragamo and Fondazione Ferragamo. Their starting point will be understanding the internal statement of corporate identity, the Museum history and its mission. They will then carry out an in-depth benchmarking research, comparing what other leading international companies are doing. After analyzing the differences and similarities and the respective weaknesses and strengths, they will make concrete and innovative proposals to strengthen the position of Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. Candidates will
then develop innovative proposals to enhance how Museo Salvatore Ferragamo disseminate its cultural heritage both inside and outside its walls.

Proposals could consist in new visitor’s experiences or new communication activities.
The capability to conduct an in-depth research, the consistency between the proposals and Museo Salvatore Ferragamo Mission and the originality proposals will all be considered fundamental elements for the successful assessment of the project.

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The works must be mailed to Domus Academy by and not later than 7th April 2017.
Candidates will be informed about the results of the competition by e-mail on 4th May 2017.

Entry Delivery

Projects in digital format must be uploaded clicking the button below:

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or sent by e-mail to competitions@domusacademy.it

Paper works must be sent to:

Domus Academy
Art Foundation: The Power of Heritage
Master Program in Luxury Brand Management
Via Darwin, 20 – 20143 Milan – Italy

When you submit your project, you will receive a confirmation within 48 hours that your submission was received. If you do not receive a confirmation, let us know at: competitions@domusacademy.it


  • One scholarship covering 60% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program
  • One scholarship covering 50% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program
  • One scholarship covering 40% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program
  • Two special mentions covering 20% of the total tuition fee of the Master Program


Projects will be selected and evaluated by the Faculty of the Master in Luxury Brand Management, the Domus Academy Business Cluster and Stefania Ricci, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo & Cultural and Institutional Events Director.