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Museology in Florence (AHIS40020)
Florence, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: November
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Florence BridgeMuseology in Florence (AHIS40020) - 20 November to 9 December 2017

Program Overview

This subject is taught on location in the major European art centre Florence, Italy, using the social, economic, geographical and cultural effects of the art centre as a case study of historical and contemporary culture. It will investigate Florence's most important museums and private collections, in order to understand their place in the origin and development of the museum as an institutional type from the Renaissance to today Students will study the display and consumption of art, allowing consideration of recent developments in museology, arts policy, commodity theory and cultural tourism.


Accommodation and services will be provided by the hosting organisation, the International Studies Institute, housed in Palazzo Rucellai, a renowned Renaissance palace designed by Leon Battista Alberti situated in the heart of Florence.


The subject will be taught by Dr Christopher Marshall and Callum Reid. It is available for students enrolled in the:

- postgraduate certificate;
- postgraduate diploma;
- fourth year honours in art history; or
- Master of Art Curatorship (200 point program).


This subject is worth 12.5 University of Melbourne credit points.

Cost of Program

The program cost in addition to subject tuition will be between $3-4,000 (to be confirmed), which includes entrance costs to museums and art galleries, three weeks accommodation and some meals. Participants will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements from Australia to Florence including airfares. All accommodation options are twin share (i.e. you will be sharing with another student). If you wish to have single occupancy accommodation then this will incur an additional fee (roughly $500).

The University of Melbourne provides Melbourne Global Scholars Awards of $1,000 for eligible students.  These are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Further information about the availability of funding can be found on the MGM website in the Study Abroad funding pages.

Application Information

A quota of 20 students applies to this subject. Applications for admission to this subject will be accepted up until 16 July 2017.

To apply click the "Apply Now" button above. The application requires a personal statement. It should be no more than 500 words and address the following points:

- What is your motivation for applying to undertake this subject?
- Demonstrate a proven interest in Museums and/or Art Curatorship (give examples of previous work, volunteer or study experiences).

Selection Process
Applicants will be selected based on the quality of their written application and academic history. Please note that selection is highly competitive and the decision is final.

Students will be sent an email with authorisation to enrol. To enrol in this subject students must submit a Subject Variation form along with the email authorisation to the Stop 1. It is not possible to enrol in this subject on-line.

Melbourne Global Mobility will work with Art History in coordinating the subject.
Class in the Palazzo Vecchio

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