The course aims to provide students, according to the Dublin Descriptors for the Bachelor's degree (First cycle - European Qualification Framework Level 6), with adequate knowledge and understanding of the role of curator, its basic functions through the history of curatorship (1° Descriptor - Knowledge and understanding).
At the end of the course, the student must be able to:
• demonstrate, by applying knowledge and understanding, to be professionally able to solve through the creation of arguments, different kinds of issues relating to curatorship (2° Descriptor - Applying knowledge and understanding);
• have the ability to independently collect and understand the sources on curatorial practices and curatorship through different case studies, including the consideration on connected social, scientific or ethic issues (3° Descriptor - Making judgements);
• communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions in the field of curatorial practices to both specialist and non-specialist audiences (4° Descriptor - Communication skills);
• improve the learning skills that are necessary to continue undertaking further study with a high degree of autonomy in the field of curatorial practices and curatorship, with specific attention to the history and to the role of the curator (5° Descriptor - Learning skills).
The threshold learning minimum outcomes are the student's ability to recognize different kinds of curatorial practices, by applying the knowledge of the history of the curatorship, its origins and characters with attention to different historical and cultural contexts, in Italy and abroad.