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The international curriculum in “Arts, Museology and Curatorship” aims to provide training to students who wish to work in the various fields of international artistic heritage and curatorship, as well as to those who plan to continue their training in schools of specialization and PhD programmes.


Examples of professional figures in the context of artistic heritage and curatorship:

  • Expert in Mediation and valorization of the historical and artistic heritage

Function in a working context:

The expert in mediation and valorization of the historical and artistic heritage deals with the planning, organization and implementation of the communication of works, collections and museums to the public, by using complementary tools and technologies, from traditional art publishing methods to the web; s/he develops forms of museum education which are available also to an international public; s/he designs and organizes the valorization and promotion activities related to the historical and artistic heritage; s/he collects, reports and comments on news of the national and international artistic field (cultural events, exhibitions, etc.) and coordinates her/his work with other specific sectors such as the fields of education and tourism.


  • Art expert

Function in a working context:

The figure of the expert of art - in its different meanings of art critic, expert of the visual arts system, art historian - carries out activities of identification, knowledge, research, protection, management, valorization, training and education related to historical-artistic assets. It is a profession of high intellectual content which is carried out in public and private institutions as well as in self-employment. The art expert applies his/her knowledge to evaluate / identify / promote works of art and artists, also in the international field.

Specific tasks of this professional figure are: identifying, analyzing, documenting, evaluating historical-artistic assets; curating collections and exhibitions, managing galleries; carrying out studies, research, training and education in the field of Visual Arts.


  • Museum Curator and Conservator

Function in a working context:

The figure of the curator and conservator of private and public collections, foundations, museums - in its various meanings of director, conservator, curator, responsible for educational and communication services - records, programs, organizes, supervises and controls the activities related to the management of collections; s/he carries out research and evaluates and guarantees the preservation of artefacts of historical, cultural or artistic interest and works of art; s/he makes the documentation available on digital or analogical supports; coordinates activities of valorization and cultural mediation; manages / promotes cultural programmes; organizes exhibitions and events also at an international level; manages / coordinates human resources; manages / coordinates the organization of the structure. S/he takes care of the relations with the public, with institutions (also at an international level), with related Ministries and with associations and sponsors. S/he coordinates her/his work with other specific sectors such as preservation, restoration and communication.