Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
EM3A14 (AF:376425 AR:208922)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
3rd Term
Course year
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The course is part of the related and supplementary courses of the master's degree course in “EGART”. Awareness of historical practice and theories on Museums and their restoration contribute to the improvement of the transversal skills of the learners in the historical-artistic and curatorial fields.
The 12-credit Museology for Curatorship exam consists of two parts each of 6 credits. The second part of this course is entrusted to an other Professor who will hold the course in the fourth period. The student matures the 12 credits with the passing of two partial exams, each relating to a part of the course. The final grade comes from the average of the two grades obtained by passing the two partial tests. The exams of both parties must be passed in the same academic year under penalty of forfeiture of the 6 credits accrued.
-Awareness of the main theoretical issues concerning the discipline;
-improvement of a critical approach to primary and secondary sources;
-improvement of a critical approach to Museums and their display;
-ability to do research and to communicate results.
A basic knowledge in History of Western Art would be desiderable.
1) An overlook on Museology as a cultural phenomenon;

2) The history of exhibitions according to the typological criterion in relation to European history and society 17th century to first half of 20th.

2) A laboratory section on a subject about the exhibition display: public speaking of a group work (ONLY ATTENDING STUDENTS)
-F. Haskell, The ephemeral museum. Old master paintings and the rise of the art exhibition, New Haven (Conn.) 2000 (trad. it. Milano 2008: La nascita delle mostre. I dipinti degli antichi maestri e l'origine delle esposizioni d'arte)

(suggested for italian readers : V. Trione, T. Montanari, Contro le mostre, Torino, Einaudi, 2017)

Further bibliography will be reported in class.
The bibliography will be the same for both attending or non attending students.

Attending students

For attending students, the final grade comes from the sum of three components, which are:
1. active participation in lessons;
2. the evaluation of a seminar presentation in the classroom;
3. the evaluation of the oral exam.

1. Active participation in the lessons is:
• the demonstration of an intellectual curiosity with regard to the discipline and the topics covered;
• participation in the debate requested by the teacher.

2. The evaluation of the seminar presentation in the classroom (as an individual or in working groups based on the number of students enrolled in the course), will take into account:
• Originality of the proposed theme and its treatment;
• Use of bibliographical, documentary and digital resources sources;
• Effectiveness of the exhibition through the use of presentation tools.

3. The final oral exam is aimed at verifying:
• The acquisition of disciplinary content;
• Mastery of a specific lexicon;
• The ability to argue and critically rework content;
• The maturation of an overall vision of the discipline.

ORAL EXAM: the candidate is required to answer three questions on three topics of the program, each answer is assigned a score from 0 to 10, the final grade is the sum of the three scores. Honors are a plus at the discretion of the teacher. Participation in group work (only for those attending) gives the right to an increase in the final grade of 20%

Non-attending students

Non-attending students are evaluated ONLY on the basis of the final oral exam. They do NOT have to give a seminar presentation.

Class Seminars in Ppt presentations with texts and images;
shared commentary of texts and images;
synchronic use of types of study and research material;
It is strongly recommended to participate in the 'Officina della Critica' series of specialized seminars organized by the professors Monaco, Fara and Piazza, conceived as part of the additional teaching activities of the PhD. Program available in the course materials.

Students with disabilities or those with special needs are kindly asked to contact the relevant offices.

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 13/01/2023