Museum and Gallery Development and Design
Duration: 4 weeks – Full time
Description: Venice offers students the unique opportunity to examine the development of collecting and display which laid the foundation for modern day museums, galleries and exhibitions and the international commercial art world. IED partnerships with the Museo Querini – Stampalia and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection allow participants to gain a unique insider’s perspective. Special attention will be paid to exhibitions using the development of the Biennale as a prime example. The course includes lectures, site visits and discussions with industry professionals.
Admission requirements: Introductory courses are intended for students at all levels of experience, including absolute beginners. No specific skills are required. Applicants should also show curiosity, passion and motivation.
Topics covered: Art and history of collecting, display, development of art and antiquities trade, early personal, private and state galleries, public and private exhibition spaces, collectors, patrons, role of the state in culture, fundraising, foundations, educational role of art and places of display, issues in display, conservation and interpretation.