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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP6074964, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IA2383, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MUSEOGRAPHY OF INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in TECHNIQUES, HERITAGE, INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPES

Teacher in charge MASSIMO NEGRI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-ART/04 Museology and Art and Restoration Criticism 3.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 3.0 21 54.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: It is not necessary expertise in specific areas as the course is a matter entirely new to the most and it is structured so as to be self consistent. A certain knowledge of modern European history, and in particular of the nineteenth century certainly helps. It is ,however, essential to understand texts written in English.
Target skills and knowledge: Give basic orientation on the interpretation and communication of industrial heritage with particular emphasis on the "language" of the museum and multimedia in exhibitions;methodology of museum planning.
Provide selected study cases in a number of different cultural geographical contexts.To orientate students to the extent that the main issues of conservations are concerned;
Examination methods: One written test in English or French to be selected within a group of three themes.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be based on the following criteria: clear and coherent presentation of the contents, links between the proposed themes and contents presented during the course, ability to analyze the museum environment with particular reference to the case studies examined, the presence of personal ideas of reflection , sufficient linguistic knowledge as to ensure the full understanding of the evidence sought.
Course unit contents: Analysis of documentary and communicative potential of industrial heritage
conservation issues
organizations and international reference documents
outline of the history of museology and museological collections industrial
analytical framework to interpret the museum environment
Digital and multimedia interpretation and communication.
Museum planning
case studies
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: We will make use of the following kinds of activities:
lectures with the use of multimedia and Internet resources
study visits
guided exercises by the teacher
texts will also be provided for ad hoc reflection in the classroom
This program is intended to provide knowledge elements as well as methodological tools for the autonomous orientation and research planning of the student
Additional notes about suggested reading: The recommended texts are listed in the bibliography, of these will be selected parts of greater relevance to the course. We will provide some additional texts in English. The lectures will be mainly based on the presentation of visual material.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Kenneth Hudson, A pocket book for industrial archaeologists. London: John Baker, 1976. è disponibile in biblioteca TPTI
  • Massimo Negri, Manuale di museologia per i musei aziendali. Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino, 2003.
  • Massimo Negri, “Industrial Museums” in “Industrial Heritage Re-Tooled. The TICCIH Guide to Industrial Heritage Conservation” Edited by James Douet,. Lancaster: Carnegie, 2012.
  • AA.VV., The Virtual Museum. Bologna: IBACN, 2012. available online Cerca nel catalogo
  • Andrea Rihter, “Notes about Experiences of Excellence in Industrial Heritage Preservation and Enhancement in Europe”, in “Heritage and Socialism, Film. Lubiana: FSC, 2012. in biblioteca TPTI
  • AA.VV., New Trends in museums of the 21st Century. Bologna: LEM Project, 2013. available online
  • Negri-Niccolucci-Sani (ed), Quality in Museums. Budapest: Archaelolingua, 2009. in biblioteca TPTI
  • Massimo Negri, La Grande Rivoluzione dei musei europei. Venezia: Marsilio, 2016. in biblioteca TPTI