Italy, Rome, Florence and Tivoli

Art & Cultural Heritage in Italy

when 10 July 2017 - 22 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 3600

The program is divided in two weeks of lectures and visits. Although it is only by attending both weeks that students will gain a consistent knowledge of art and cultural heritage in Italy, it is possible to attend only one week.

Theory of visual communication: the capacity of an onlooker to visualize and interpret the work of art in relationship with its context and how art communicates through the esthetic dimension to the viewer.

Curating art museums and exhibitions: as curators have become more actively involved in the production of meaning, their work has been increasingly read through the notions of artistry and creativity. Exploring the meaning of curating art and how it is done.

Museums of modern and contemporary art, display and management: examining the art of the twentieth century and that of the new millennium through the analysis of the most renown museums in the world. Most of these museums are structured both artistically and architecturally to host specific kinds of art; we will discuss their management and artistic choices to reach an understanding of their functioning.

Ancient Rome, a historical heritage: an educational path through ancient Rome from the republican era to the empire through roman triumphal painting. The perception of space and of the architectural shapes in ancient Rome; the definition of the internal spaces which contributed to the diffusion, though the vast empire, of an awareness of belonging to a power with no equals.

Renaissance and Baroque in Rome: an overview of Renaissance and Baroque that follows the transition from the symmetry and balance of the Renaissance to the intuition of the limitless universe, place of endless becoming, testified by the Baroque magnificence.

Visits in Rome
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica di Palazzo Barberini
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Contemporanea
Colosseum and Roman Forum
Vatican Museums
Villa Farnesina
MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XI secolo
Museo Nazionale Romano
Caravaggio and Bernini Walk
Musei Capitolini
Galleria Colonna

Visits in Florence
The most popular and important sites in Florence including the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi Museum, the Accademia and the Churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce.

Visit Tivoli
Visit the historic vacation homes of the Roman élite: Villa d’Este and Villa Adriana

Course leader

Professor Luca Pirolo, Director of the LUISS Creative Business Center

Target group

graduates, doctoral candidates and junior researchers who are active in museums and art galleries, as well as museum employees.

Course aim

The Summer Program in Art and Cultural Heritage in Italy is an intensive course offered by LUISS Business School to provide participants with a full immersion into Italian art.This will be done through lectures by prominent figures of this field and visits to museums, art galleries, churches and monuments.

Fee info

EUR 3600: the fee includes: accomodation, public transportation card, cultural activities

€ 1800 per week for students from partner universities/early bird
€ 2.000 euro per week standard rate.
Early bird deadline: February 15, 2017. Standard deadline: May 15, 2017