Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FM0173 (AF:360780 AR:190368)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
2nd Term
Course year
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It is part of the core teaching of the early modern curriculum (Master's Degree Programme in History of Arts and Conservation of Artistic Heritage). It focuses on art reception as demonstrated though the formation, display and recording of sets of artifacts.
- Awareness of several methodological approaches to the history and theory of collections (in the broadest sense of the term) from the nineteenth century until now.

- Familiarity with the genres and forms of early modern collections, acquired through the discussion of examples.

- Understanding of the cultural practices underpinning the formation and daily life of early modern collections.
No specific requirement for this course. However, a good understanding of written English is highly desirable.
Introduction to the theories and methodologies that consider historical forms of collection, and discussion of selected texts that represent these approaches. In particular, the first classes will discuss the ways in which nineteenth- and twentieth-century scholarship addressed the relations between the European areas north and south of the Alps, and the so called ""object turn" in the twenty-first century.

The second part of the course, in the form of a seminar, will focus on significant moments of object collecting (with a concentration on the Medici collections in Florence and Rome in the period spanning the sixteenth to the eighteenth century).
The readings to be discussed in class will be shared through the platform moodle.unive.it. Inscription to the course through the Moodle platform is compulsory.

Group presentations of the students, and a final, individual and autonomous essay.

The final note considers:

10%: participation to the moments of discussion, and the group presentation;
90%: the individual essay (which shall be uploaded on the platform Moodle by the official date of the exam).

The participants who, for different reasons, will not be able to present a paper during the course, shall pass an oral proof during the four official exam sessions. The questions will concern assigned readings and the topics discussed during the classes. The performance in the oral exam will be considered as 10% of the final score. The option “oral exam” requires the inscription to the list “Oral exam” that will be created on the moodle platform.
Introductory lectures and students' presentations.

BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE COURSE, students with disabilities are kindly requestest to contact: 1) the Office Disabilità e DSA: disabilita@unive.it, 2) The INSTRUCTOR.
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 11/10/2021