The course aims to provide the student, within the framework of the European Descriptors for Bachelor's Degrees (Dublin descriptors: First cycle - European Qualification Framework Level 6), with the tools to develop knowledge and understanding in the area of the history of the provenance of works of art, its role, purpose, state-of-the-art methodologies and related best practices in the management of public and private collections (1° Descriptor - Knowledge and understanding).
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
• demonstrate, by applying knowledge and understanding, to be professionally able to solve through the creation of arguments, different kinds of issues in the field of the history of the provenance of works of art (2° Descriptor - Applying knowledge and understanding);
• have the ability to independently collect, catalog and understand information and data on the provenance of works of art, including reflection on social, scientific or ethical issues related to them (3° Descriptor - Making judgements);
• communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions posed by research in the area of the history of the provenance of works of art to both specialist and non-specialist audiences (4° Descriptor - Communication skills);
• develop additional learning skills necessary to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy in the area of artworks provenance research (5° Descriptor - Learning skills).
The minimum threshold of learning is defined as the student's ability to independently set up and develop research on the provenance history of a work of art, collecting and compiling the appropriate and necessary information for its proper presentation within a public or private collection.