Our history

diverse skills, a shared journey


Our background

CoopCulture was founded in 2010 through the merger of the Pierreci and Codess Cultura cooperatives, resulting in the integration of two successful businesses.

Codess Cultura worked for many years to protect, preserve and promote Italy's artistic, historic and environmental heritage, working alongside public and private organisations in northern and central Italy; founded in the 1990s, Pierreci offered integrated services in the most important museums and archaeological sites in Rome, Lazio and Campania.

In 2017, after working in partnership for a number of years, the merger with Copat was launched, a Turin-based cooperative that for over thirty years provided services for libraries, museums and archives in many regions of Italy.



The Cultura division of Codess Sociale was founded

Codess Cultura worked to protect, preserve and promote Italy's artistic, historic and environmental heritage, working alongside public and private organisations in northern and central Italy.


Pierreci was founded

Specialising in communications and technology for Cultural Assets, for many years the company provided integrated services in Italy’s top museums and archaeological sites.


CoopCulture was founded

The merger between Pierreci and Codess Cultura led to the creation of our cooperative, which began by integrating two successful business models.


Ethics Committee

The independent Ethics Committee elected democratically by shareholders and employees is established, with the aim of promoting positive actions to improve the corporate system and to support employees in monitoring the Social Responsibility Policy and the Charter of Ethics.


Ceca Best Practice Award

CoopCulture is awarded the CECA Best Practice Award, the international award of the ICOM Committee for Cultural Education. The award is presented in recognition of the Roma Caput Mundi project, a journey into the past to rediscover the origins of integration.


CoopCulture in Brussels

The cooperative model for the sustainable development of European cultural heritage: CoopCulture presents its 2015 Sustainability Report to the European Parliament.


Award for Best Report of Operations

CoopCulture wins the special "New entry miglior bilancio d’esercizio Quadro Fedele 2017” award, a new recognition awarded by the jury for the best Report on Operations published by cooperatives competing for the award for the first time.


Copat merges with CoopCulture

The merger of two historic cultural cooperatives: Copat, founded in Milan and Turin in the 1980s, merges with CoopCulture, bringing the number of shareholders to 1,100.


Palermo event

Culture and cooperation ', a combination that well crosses the principles of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and the 17 goals of sustainable development. In Palermo the results of CoopCulture in the 2017 Sustainability Report and an in-depth analysis with the Hon. Silvia Costa, president of the Culture and Education Commission of the European Parliament (2014-2017) and Enrico Giovannini, ASVIS spokesperson.

"Il Sole 24 Ore" awards CoopCulture with the Industria Felix reward as "best female company with managerial performance and financial reliability" and "among the best companies for uninterrupted growth from 2007 to 2018". In the same year CoopCulture obtained 19th place in the ranking of 'best Italian companies to work for' in the cultural sector, drawn up by the Corriere Economia.


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