Museology and Curatorship

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Museology and Curatorship

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ENG 202 or permission of the instructor

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Curatorship examines the principles and practices of the modern museum, nowadays considered a site of social interaction more than an historical treasure palace. Students will examine the role of the curator in relationship to a museum’s mission, and how technology is changing the way in which museums fulfill their curatorial responsibilities. The relationship between curator and collector and the procedures for realizing a successful exhibition will be studied. Case studies of best curatorial practices internationally, and on-site visits to private and public art collections, archaeological sites and museums, will critique ideas about curatorial roles and exhibitions.

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