MUSEUM AND EXHIBITION THEORY IN THE CONTEMPORARY AGE

Storia e Critica d'Arte MUSEUM AND EXHIBITION THEORY IN THE CONTEMPORARY AGE

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DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
EQF7
ART HISTORY AND CRITICISM
2022/2023

YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
945LESSONS
ExamDate
APPELLO FEBBRAIO09/02/2023 - 09:30
APPELLO MAGGIO24/05/2023 - 09:30
APPELLO GIUGNO15/06/2023 - 09:30
APPELLO LUGLIO20/07/2023 - 09:30
APPELLO SETTEMBRE22/09/2023 - 09:30
APPELLO DICEMBRE21/12/2023 - 09:30
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS TO PROVIDE THE HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY TO ANALYZE PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVES RELATED TO THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM AND EXHIBITIONARY COMPLEX, HIGHLIGHTING THE RECENT TRANSFORMATION DUE TO DIFFERENT THEORETICAL APPROACHES IN THE INTERNATIONAL DEBATE.
IN THIS COURSE STUDENT WILL DISCUSS ABOUT DIFFERENT AND RELEVANT MUSEOLOGICAL REALITIES, WHERE TRANSVERSAL APPROACHES ARE GIVEN BY SEVERAL PROFESSIONAL FIGURES INVOLVED IN CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM OPERATION. THE STUDENT WILL REACH THE ABILITY TO WORK IN THE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES RELATED TO PROMOTION, DEVELOPMENT, HERITAGE, DIDACTIC, PRIVATE AND PUBLIC EXHIBITION’S SPACES.
THE COURSE AIMS TO ENCOURAGE STUDENT TO DEVELOP APPROPRIATE ASSESSMENT TOOLS CONNECTED WITH SOCIAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO MUSEUM ACTIVITIES AND, IN WIDER TERMS, TO THE DIFFERENT EXPRESSION OF EXHIBITION SYSTEM.
THANKS TO SEMINARS, THE COURSE AIMS TO DEVELOP EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN STUDENT IMPROVING HIS OWN LINGUISTIC COMPETENCY.
STUDENT WILL ACQUIRE TOOLS AND ABILITY FOR BECOMING AUTONOMOUS AS LEARNER IN MUSEOLOGICAL FIELD.
Prerequisites
NONE
Contents

MUSEUMS ARE THE CORE OF HETEROGENEOUS ANALYSES AND PROPOSALS THAT HIGHLIGHT THE AMBIGUOUS NATURE OF THAT EVER-CHANGING INSTITUTION, SITUATED AT THE UNSTABLE BOUNDARY BETWEEN HISTORY AND POETRY, SCIENCE AND DESIRE. ARTISTS AND WRITERS HAVE GIVEN MULTIPLE READINGS OF THE LOUVRE TESTIFYING TO THE ABILITY OF THE MUSEUM, EACH MUSEUM, TO TRIGGER WRITINGS AND UNDISCIPLINED THOUGHTS, CHARGED WITH FUTURE. THE COURSE AIMS TO PROVIDE A WIDE OVERVIEW OF THAT PLURALITY OF PERSPECTIVES AND VIEWS ON THE MUSEUM AND BY THE MUSEUM, THROUGH READING AND ANALYZING CRITICAL AND LITERARY TEXTS.
Teaching Methods
FRONTAL LESSONS, VISIT TO EXHIBITIONS AND MUSEUMS, SEMINARS AND TALK WITH ARTISTS. THE STUDENT WILL BE INVOLVED IN RESEARCH GROUPS ON SINGULAR TOPICS.
Verification of learning
ORAL EXAMINATION CRITERIA: THE EVALUATION WILL TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE DEEPENED KNOWLEDGE OF THE BOOKS INDICATED BELOW, AS WELL AS THE ABILITY FOR AUTONOMOUS THOUGHT AND CRITICAL MATURITY IN EXPOUNDING ARGUMENTS.
Texts
SP. SCHNEIDER, LOUVRE, MON AMOUR. UNDICI GRANDI ARTISTI IN VISITA AL MUSEO PIÙ FAMOSO DEL MONDO, JOHAN&LEVI, MILANO 2012.
Y. BONNEFOY, IL GRANDE SPAZIO, MORETTI & VITALI, 2008
S. ZULIANI, TORNA DIVERSO. UNA GALLERIA DI MUSEI, GLI ORI, PISTOIA 2022.
A SELECTION OF CRITICAL DOCUMENTS AND MATERIALS WILL BE COLLECTED IN A BOOKLET PROVIDED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE COURSE.
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