The issue of Contemporary Art Conservation is at the centre of debates and disagreements. The diversity and originality of used materials, the ephemerality and perishability of some artworks, the use of new media and, last but not least, the immateriality of some performances and happenings make this field a continuously and rapidly evolving ground where well prepared specialists ready to deal with this wide and inestimable patrimony are definitely missing.
Starting from here and from the individual peculiarities of each Campus, Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli signed a partnership which proposes an ambitious Higher Education project.
Career opportunities - The Specialist in Contemporary Art Conservation can work either in conservation or in restoration, boasting a theoretical and practical knowledge specifically connected to the contemporary times. The employment sectors include galleries, public and private museums, public institutions for conservation and land-use planning, exhibition setup and art transportation businesses, studio and analysis labs, university departments of Art History, restoration and conservation companies.
Target - This Master is opened to graduates who want to acquire theoretical and practical skills in the field of contemporary art conservation, interested and operate in a dynamic and evolving sector. Previous studies in fine arts academies and schools of restoration could be considered as an asset, but not a prerequisite to access the course.
Methodology and structure - The course is divided into two modules, characterized by a specific course of study, strictly related to the peculiarity of the venue: Venice and Como.
The 1st module provides students with an original preparation in the field of arts and conservation, interchanging lessons in class with visits and meetings, so to understand the concrete application of theoretical concept analyzed in class. A focus is dedicated to the management of the contemporary artwork, the legal aspect and the valorization of cultural heritage.
In the 2nd Module, the possibility to operate in the technical laboratory of Accademia Aldo Galli-IED Como will provide a concrete preparation in the field of restoration, through workshops and practical experiences training students to understand the artworks peculiarities and how to operate on them.
A specific training period is scheduled at the end of the course and will contribute to the definition of the final project.
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Last updated March 22, 2018