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PROFILES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

CODE 101500
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8453 CONSERVAZIONE DEI BENI CULTURALI (L-1) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/07
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Temporary art exhibitions are among those activities which enable to deepen the knowledge of cultural assets, to make them accessible, to promote them and to enhance them. The second part of the course will focus on the organizing  steps of temporary art exhibitions as well as on the international profession of the Exhibition Registrar working in exhibition venues.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims at getting students to know the work of the Registrar and at providing  them with a thorough, and at the same time practical, knowledge of the organization of temporary art exhibitions. At the end of the course, the attendance of the lessons and the participation in the suggested activities, the analysis of case studies of specific exhibitions, the testimonies of professionals and  individual study, will allow students to:

    • acquire knowledge of: the evolution and diffusion of temporary art exhibitions in Europe and Italy and of the Profession of the Registrar;  the relevant laws  of the Ministry of Culture; the international rules governing  international loans of artworks; the documents regulating  the relations between  organizers and lending institutions; specialist language, in English too;
    • acquire the Registrar’s basic working skills : know the various  organizational steps of temporary art exhibitions and related deadlines; elaborate a rough budget and a GANTT; discuss the necessary  actions to guarantee the correct handling and conservation of artworks (packing, shipping, insurance, customs)

    TEACHING METHODS

    Most willingly lessons will be taken place in presence, with the possibility for students to follow them online (further details will be provided soon). Testimonies in the classroom by professionals  involved in the organization of temporary art exhibitions  will be planned as well as visits to art exhibitions. Analysis and discussion of specific documents, surfing of interesting websites will be part of the course. Group works or in-depth study of specific topics could be suggested.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    In the second part of the course the following  topics will be tackled:

    • Introduction: the concepts of preservation, safeguard, conservation, fruition and enhancement of Cultural Assets. Temporary art exhibitions are instruments of enhancement of Cultural Assets.
    • Temporary art exhibitions: historical notes; temporary art exhibitions and guidelines regulating  the loans of artworks between institutions
    • The profession of the Registrar: his/her role and skills. His/her main working  tools
    • The phases of the realization of a temporary art exhibition: from the concept to the feasibility study and the starting of the operational phases
    • The relationship between organizers and lenders(public and private); loan requests, facility report; contracts and loan forms
    • Packing, shipping, insurance (both commercial and Indemnity Scheme)
    • Legislation  of Cultural Assets (relevant articles included in the Codice dei Beni Culturali e del Paesaggio); procedures to get the  authorization for the  loans of artworks; the relationship with the Ministry of Cultural heritage, the Superintendences  and the customs agents
    • Coordinating the exhibition catalogue
    • The Architect and the exhibition  instalment project; the conservator and the condition report
    • What happens after the exhibition opening

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Specific documents  and bibliography will be provided during the course.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    RENATA DAMERI (President)

    MONICA BRUZZONE

    CLAUDIA BOVIS (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Septemper 2021 (the date will be communicated as soon as possible).

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral examination

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Oral examination will focus on themes and topics tackled during the lessons and will aim at checking the acquisition of an adequate level of competence and knowledge. Final evaluation will take into account the  following skills: quality of oral presentation, knowledge of specific terminology, personal deepening of some issues also through the view of audio- visual materials recommended during the course; capacity of critical reasoning and individual re-elaboration of notions.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    16/12/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    20/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    03/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    12/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    26/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    09/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    07/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    06/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale