History of Art Criticism I - LM - PARTE II (2020/2021)

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Name of lecturer
Alessandra Galizzi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Sem 1 - sede TN dal Sep 14, 2020 al Dec 18, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The entire course, generally devoted to HISTORY OF ART CRITICISM, will pertain to the field of MUSEUM STUDIES . Its goal is to confront students with a number of highly professionalizing issues.  


The course's part taught by Prof. Galizzi Kroegel will deal with "The History of Berlin Museums Thirty Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall". Its aim is to demonstrate how museums may function both as a means of self-representation on the side of those who founded them, and as an interpretative tool which allows us to better understand the society in which they developed.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
T. W. Gaehtgens "Altes Museum, Berlin: Building Prussia's First Modern Museum" in The First Modern Museums of Art. The Birth of an Institution in 18th- and Early-19th-Century Europe, a cura di C. Paul Los Angels: The J. Paul Getty Museum 2012
O. Zorn (a cura di) Die Museumsinsel: Geschichte und Geschichten Berlino: Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin 2019
H. G. Hiller von Gaertringen e K. Hiller von Gaertringen Eine Geschichte der Berliner Museen in 227 Häusern Berlino: Deutscher Kunstverlag 2014
M. T. Fiorio Il museo nella storia. Dallo studiolo alla raccolta pubblica Milano: Mondadori 2011
K. Schubert Il museo. Storia di un'idea Milano: Il Saggiatore 2004
J. Chapuis e S. Kemperdick The Lost Museum: The Berlin Painting and Sculpture Collections 70 Years After World War II Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag 2016
T. W. Gaehtgens "The Museum Island in Berlin", in The Formation of National Collections of Art and Archaeology, a cura di G. Wright Washington: National Gallery of Art 1996

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam (unless the COVID-19 situation will recommend to have online exams also next January and February). The exam consists of six questions, three for the part of Dr. Manoli, and three for the part of Professor Galizzi Kroegel.
For the part taught by prof. Galizzi Kroegel, two questions will require the discussion of one of the issues analyzed in class; the third question will require the identification of one of the images included in the power-point presentations shown in class, and made available to the students at the end of the course at the latest.
Each answer will be graded from 1 to 5 point, so that the total of six correct answers will be 30 points. Students will have a total of two hours for the whole exam; both parts of the exam must be taken in the same session.