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CODE 104292
SEMESTER 2° Semester


Scientific Dissemination has in fact become one of the three 'missions' of the Italian University. To date, however - especially in relation to the artistic heritage and, in general, in relation to the humanities - there is little clear idea of the role of professionals (art historians, archaeologists, archivists, etc.) in the telling and mediation of their specific knowledge to an increasingly broader and more accessible public, thanks also to digital media. This course, one of the first in Italy, aims to clarify the role and dignity of scientific dissemination and to propose itineraries and methods to build professional figures who can respond to these fundamental needs with unquestionable quality, emerging from the context of research and confronting teaching methodologies with reference to the Italian and Ligurian artistic heritage.




The course aims to relate the methods of acquiring, managing and communicating notions deriving from scientific research relating to the artistic heritage through the various channels available today (from multimedia technologies, to in-presence narration, to the planning and management of cultural events), with particular attention to the care and construction of skills and knowledge useful for the training of professional figures capable of interacting in the field of wide-ranging cultural planning. It also aims to provide students with skills in the field of teaching methodologies and technologies useful for teaching art history in schools.



- Understanding and knowledge of the cognitive itinerary underlying the valorisation/dissemination initiatives and of the "triad" Research, Education, Dissemination.

- Capacity for group confrontation, autonomous elaboration of content and reconstruction of phenomena from bibliographical indications and visits.

- Knowledge and awareness of the potential offered by digital communication.

- Acquisition of languages and methods for scientific dissemination.

- Understanding of issues relating to the use and misuse of the artistic and cultural heritage, in relation to the concept of 'valorisation'.

- Ability to elaborate didactic itineraries and scientific dissemination operations.



It is preferable to have taken specialised examinations in the fields L-Art/01, L-Art/02, L-Art/03, also with territory-specific addresses.


Classes are held in presence. Attendance, although not compulsory, is recommended. The lecturer, at the specific request of a student (by e-mail), may allow him/her to follow classes remotely via “Teams” platform and to view class recordings, exclusively for sessions that will be held in the classroom.

The course includes field work and workshop activities.


The course will focus on understanding how dissemination and didactics are rooted in the scientific knowledge of artistic and cultural heritage. The volumes listed in the bibliography will be the basis for constructing an itinerary to understand today's need to consider the artistic and figurative heritage as a tool of citizenship, as a right of all and as a fundamental building block for the construction of an identity of societies and territories. This path of sharing and awareness will be flanked by a detailed examination of the technological tools available to professionals in the sector in order to build narrative itineraries that start from research, allow the public to acquire a "toolbox" for reading works and artistic phenomena, arrive at the instances of conservation and preservation of works of art and arrive - finally - at the concept of valorisation as recognition and restitution of value.


Attendance is strongly recommended, but the programme will not differ in terms of texts between attending and non-attending students.



G. Montanari (a cura di), Genova Barocca. Autori opere territorio, Genova University Press, Genova 2022.

G. Capriotti, M. Cerquetti, Verso un approccio interdisciplinare alla valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale nei territori periferici, in "Sinergie", XXVII, 2015, pp. 153-171.

T. Montanari, Istruzioni per l'uso del futuro. Il patrimonio culturale e la democrazia che verrà, Minimum fax, Roma 2014.

N. Mandarano, Musei e media digitali, Carocci, Roma 2019.

M. E. Colombo, Musei e cultura digitale. Fra narrativa, pratiche e testimonianze, Ed. Bibliografica, Milano 2020.

I. Baldriga, Diritto alla bellezza. Educazione al patrimonio artistico, sostenibilità e cittadinanza, Le Monnier, Firenze 2017.


Further and more in-depth bibliography will be provided during the course.


Exam Board





16 February 2023

Class schedule

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The evaluation takes into account the following value scale:


1. in the event that the student demonstrates a thorough understanding of the texts proposed in the examination programme, expresses himself/herself with mastery of language, including technical language, has matured critical tools and is able to apply what has been learnt to the various case studies proposed, the examination will be graded between very good and excellent (28 to 30 with distinction);

2. knowledge of the texts in the examination programme, a fair ability to analyse and mostly correct language will lead to a mark between good (25-27) and satisfactory (23-24);

3. an inadequate or incomplete knowledge of the texts included in the examination programme, a limited understanding of the topics covered, expressive methods that are not always appropriate may be considered sufficient (18-22);

4. serious gaps in knowledge of the texts, inappropriate language, failure to acquire analytical skills will lead to a negative assessment of the examination.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
22/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
05/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
19/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale


 PRO3 - Soft skills - Imparare a imparare base 1 - A
PRO3 - Soft skills - Imparare a imparare base 1 - A
 PRO3 - Soft skills - Gestione progettuale base 1 - A
PRO3 - Soft skills - Gestione progettuale base 1 - A
 PRO3 - Soft skills - Creazione progettuale base 1 - A
PRO3 - Soft skills - Creazione progettuale base 1 - A
 PRO3 - Soft skills - Alfabetica base 1 - A
PRO3 - Soft skills - Alfabetica base 1 - A