Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Museology (the course includes research field trips)

History of collecting; management forms of early collections. Theoretical reflections on the phenomenon of collecting. Emerging themes in early collections: private and public goods, ownership of the collection/fruition of the collection. Organizational structure of museums in Italy, France, UK and USA. Elements of museology. The communication strategies of museums in Italy, Europe, USA. The specificity of Italian cultural heritage and its museological management.

Models of Organization of Cultural Institutions

Analysis of organizational models of museums in Italy. Main organizational models of museum and cultural institutions in USA and Europe; structures and institutions of "tutela" in Italy. Management models.

Marketing Science and Consumer Behavior

The main goals of the course are:

(1) to take economic theories and methodologies out into the world, applying them to interesting questions of individual behavior and societal outcomes;
(2) to develop a basic understanding of human psychology and social dynamics as they apply to marketing contexts;
(3) to become familiar with the major theory and research methods for analyzing consumer behavior;
(4) to develop market analytics insight into consumer actions.

Management of Complex Systems: Approaches to Problem Solving

Methods and approach to problem solving. Problem analysis; analysis of complex systems (related to cultural heritage, such as a city of art organization, promotion, etc.). The course will include practical simulations. The course will be linked to a seminar on specific Case studies.

Legislation on Cultural Heritage and Landscape

International Law, EU Law, and Domestic Law on Cultural Heritage. Basic elements of comparative law. Definition of Cultural Heritage. The institution of protection of cultural heritage in Italy. Fundamental principles and main public interests: protection, circulation, access. Problems and cases (Case law). - European Landscape Convention and Domestic Law on Landscape. Basic elements of comparative law. Principles and main issues: definition of landscape; levels of governance; public law instruments.Problems and cases (Case law).

Introduction to Networks

The course will provide an introduction to the mathematical basis of Complex Networks and to their use to describe, analyze and model a variety of physical and economic situations.


Lecture 1 Graph Theory Introduction:
Basic Definitions, Statistical Distributions, Universality, Fractals, Self-Organised Criticality

Lecture 2 Properties of Complex Networks:
Scale-Invariance of Degree Distribution, Small-World Effect, Clustering

Lecture 3 Applications:

History of Western Modern Art: The Rise of a New Pictorial Language between Mannerism and Baroque (long seminar without exam)

The course aims to investigate the deep change occured in the history of italian art between 16th and 17th century through the example of the Carracci, and especially of Annibale (1560-1609), who had been celebrated by his contemporaries with his brother Agostino and his cousin Ludovico for having practiced a new naturalistic approach and refused the mannerist tradition which had been dominating in the 16th century.