Luigi Maria Di Corato graduated with honours in art history from the University of Siena. He continued his education with a master’s degree in Business Administration at the MIP Politecnico di Milano and a postgraduate course in Management and Economics of Culture at the SDA Bocconi School of Management. He gained field experience in the management of major cultural projects, worked in international organisations and directed important institutions characterised by public-private collaboration, such as: Forte di Bard in Valle d’Aosta (from 2005 to 2006), Museo e Tesoro del Duomo di Monza (from 2007 to 2009), Fondazione Musei Senesi (from 2009 to 2014) and Fondazione Brescia Musei (from 2014 to 2018).
From 2003 to 2018 he was university lecturer in cultural management at the Faculty of Economics of the Catholic University of Milan; from 2017 to 2018 he was Chairman of the Strategic Plan Committee of ICOM, the international association of museums based in Paris.
Since 2018 he has been Director of Cultural Affairs of the City of Lugano.