Courses

Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Academic Year 2014 - 2015

Contextual Analysis and Individual Objects: Arts, Sciences, Techniques, Beliefs (the course includes research field trips)

Abstract:
Art objects, objects of use (cultural, exchange, prestige). The circulation of ideas, believes and technologies through the circulation of objects. Tools for the contextual analysis of art-objects.
Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Maria Luisa Catoni (IMT Lucca); Linda Bertelli (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Culture and Arts: Economic Analysis and Public Policy

Abstract:
Governmental intervention in culture; objects and objectives of policing action; the tools of governmental policing; the elaboration of policing programs.
Hours:
24
Professors/Lecturers:
Stefano Baia Curioni (Università Commerciale "Luigi Bocconi")
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Data Analysis and Management for Cultural Heritage (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
The goal of the seminars is to introduce some of the most recent techniques for the management of complex data that can be applied to GLAMs (i.e.. Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) related data. Attendees will get aware of the most advanced techniques for data management that can be used to boost the impact of GLAMs activities on various stakeholders, e.g., tourists, scholars, etc. Benefits deriving from these seminars are mainly three: awareness about the main technologies to organize and manage GLAMs' data and objects efficiently, practical examples of how to turn these data and objects into knowledge to be successively exploited, learn how to exploit people and visitors to improve the quality of GLAMs' offered services. The seminars are organized into three modules surveying different approaches and techniques for the storing, annotation, and retrieval of Cultural Heritage data. It firstly introduces the students to the issue of data management, in particular oriented towards texts. The second module illustrates some techniques for digital image understanding and users profiling, also discussing a number of data mining tools for the analysis of multimedia data. Finally, the third module is related to the novel, but already important, topic of crowdsourcing as a way to involve people in the management cycle of GLAMs data.
Hours:
21
Professors/Lecturers:
Raffaele Perego (ISTI-CNR, Pisa); Claudio Lucchese (ISTI-CNR, Pisa)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Designing the Cultural Experience: 3D Graphics for Cultural Heritage (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
The goal of the proposed PhD course is to introduce the new methodologies for the construction of high-quality digital 3D models of real artifatcts/scenes and the potential utilizations of those models to support study, monitoring of conservation condition, restoration, education/learning and finally dissemination of our Cultural Heritage.
Hours:
25
Professors/Lecturers:
Roberto Scopigno (ISTI-CNR, Pisa); Matteo Dellepiane (ISTI-CNR, Pisa); Marco Callieri (ISTI-CNR, Pisa)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Digital Cultural Heritage (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
TBD
Hours:
12
Professors/Lecturers:
Stefano Gazziano (ENEA)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Ethics and Research: Objectivity, Neutrality and Values in Science

Abstract:
The course has been cancelled
Hours:
10
Professors/Lecturers:
Tbd
Available for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Computational Mechanics; Complex Networks; Computer Science; Economics; Image Analysis; Management Science; Control Systems

Funding and Management of Research and Intellectual Property (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
This long seminar aims at providing an overview on the management of intellectual property rights (copyright transfer agreements; open access; patents, etc.). Funding opportunities for PhD students, post-docs, and researchers are also presented (scholarships by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; initiatives by the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst; scholarships offered by the Royal Society in UK; bilateral Italy-France exchange programmes; Fulbright scholarships; Marie Curie actions; grants for researchers provided by the European Research Council). For each funding scheme, specific hints on how to write the proposal are given.
Hours:
10
Professors/Lecturers:
Marco Paggi (IMT Lucca)
Available for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Computational Mechanics; Complex Networks; Computer Science; Economics; Image Analysis; Management Science

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

Abstract:
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. The analysis of Annibale Carracci’s major works, their style, technique, conservation matters, the examination of sources, documents and critical history will give the occasion of studying the carraccesque project of a new pictorial language, made up by the combination of the different stylistic accents connected to the pictorial regional schools, as they were perceived at the time: the roman school of Raphael and Michelangelo, the venetian school of Titian, the Lombard school of Correggio. We could call this an “italian” pictorial language, considering the cultural and political meaning that similar projects had between Bologna and Rome in the contexts where the Carracci worked and that will be studied in the course.
Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Silvia Ginzburg (Università degli Studi Roma 3); Francesco Grisolia (University of Viterbo)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Images, Theory of Action, Rationality (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
TBD
Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Tullio Viola (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Introduction to Network Theory

Abstract:
TBD
Hours:
10
Professors/Lecturers:
Guido Caldarelli (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Complex Networks; Management Science
Also available for:
Computational Mechanics; Computer Science; Economics; Image Analysis; Control Systems

Legislation on Cultural Heritage and Landscape

Abstract:
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).
Hours:
40
Professors/Lecturers:
Lorenzo Casini (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Management and Corporate Finance

Abstract:
Applications of quantitative techniques to managerial decisions (data-driven decision making). Topics include applications of data mining, machine learning, statistical models, predictive analytics, econometrics, optimization, risk analysis, decision theory, data visualization and business communication in finance, marketing, operations, R&D, business intelligence and other business areas generating and consuming large amounts of data.
Hours:
20
Professors/Lecturers:
Fabio Pammolli (Politecnico di Milano)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Management Science
Also available for:
Complex Networks; Computer Science; Economics; Control Systems

Management of Complex Systems: Approaches to Problem Solving

Abstract:
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.
Hours:
40
Professors/Lecturers:
Andrea Zocchi; Dario Cacciatore (Whirlpool Corporation)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage
Also available for:
Complex Networks; Computer Science; Management Science; Control Systems

Models of Organization of Cultural Institutions

Abstract:
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.
Hours:
32
Professors/Lecturers:
Paola Dubini (Università Commerciale "Luigi Bocconi")
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Museology (the course includes research field trips)

Abstract:
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.
Hours:
32
Professors/Lecturers:
Emanuele Pellegrini (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Museology 2 (the course includes research field trips)

Abstract:
Visits to monuments and cultural Italian sites and to the organizational offices; invitation of international managers of museum and cultural sites
Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Emanuele Pellegrini (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Project Management

Abstract:
Project management; event management; communication and marketing; practical tools of organization; budgeting. Dealing with multiple stakeholders/ Risk management / Time management / PM tips to run an international research/Management plan concept on heritage sites / When applying for funds how do we measure project success / How we manage the output of the management plan / Flat organisations.
Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Beatrice Manzoni (SDA Bocconi School of Management)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage
Also available for:
Management Science

Scientific Writing, Dissemination and Evaluation (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
TBD
Hours:
8
Professors/Lecturers:
Luca Aceto (Reykjavik University)
Available for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Computational Mechanics; Complex Networks; Computer Science; Economics; Image Analysis; Management Science; Control Systems

Sociological analysis of Culture (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
This course introduces doctoral students to the sociology of culture (understanding social influence on cultural formations) and cultural sociology (understanding cultural influences on social processes). Clas-ses will include both lecture and discussion. Students must complete the readings for each class in ad-vance and be prepared to summarize and discuss them. Lectures will focus on theoretical and conceptual material, while discussions will consider applications of the theoretical material to the students’ own re-search interests.
Hours:
32
Professors/Lecturers:
Wendy Griswold (Northwestern University)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage