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LEARN-SMA 1: Communication in museums. Labels, educational panels, and new technologies

The one-week intensive course is hosted by the museums of art, technology, and the natural sciences of the University of Pisa (Sistema Museale di Ateneo – SMA).
The course addresses the strategies and methods of communication inside a museum, focusing on the content, design, and technologies of labels and educational panels. How to balance information and simplicity? What information does an object require in order to be fully understood and appreciated? When is a text effective? How can we construct lengthier historical or geographical narratives? What are the current design standards for educational materials inside a museum? What may new technologies offer in order to provide a rich/individual experience, tailored to diverse audiences and types of visits? These and related questions will be discussed by experienced instructors from a variety of backgrounds, including archaeologists, art historians, curators, exhibition designers, developers of digital/virtual educational tools, experts of communication for children, the neurodiverse public, and visitors with limited vision or hearing abilities.

The school will be entirely held online, via Microsoft Teams. 

Aim

The aim of the course is to provide participants with the main notions about the production and display of texts in museums, as well as an overview of the most up-to-date research in museum communication and technologies.
Classes engage participants both at the theoretical and empirical level, so that participants may develop broader awareness of the topic, as well as practical skills and competences.

Who can apply

Museum professionals, advanced students of all disciplines interested in a career as a curator.

Language

English

Program Intensity

Full-time

Application

Admission Requirements

BA/BSc in all subjects. Priority will be given to MA/MSc holders.

Required Documents

  • Identity Document (*PASSPORT in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

All the documents must be in pdf format, in order to upload them on the portal when required (See the "How to apply" page)

ECTS

3

Fees

500 euro

NOTICE: Discounted tuition fee of 250 euro for UNIPI Master's, postgraduate and PhD students.

Pay fees by Debit/Credit Card or PayPal online using the following form filling it with all the required data:

PagoPA - Payment Form 

NOTICE:

  • International students without Italian Tax Code: please tick the box 'Anonymous' in order to disable the field 'Italian personal ID/VAT number'.
  • Please type your NAME and SURNAME next to the pre-filled text of the field 'Reason'
  • Please select 250 euro in the field 'Amount' only if you are a UNIPI Master's/postgraduate/PhD student
  • Please pay only after receiving the admission letter

Fundings

Please write to the coordinator for further details.

Period

6 - 10 June 2022

Deadline

30 April 2022

Contacts

Coordinator
Prof. Anna Anguissola Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.   

Website www.sma.unipi.it 

Website www.gipsoteca.sma.unipi.it 

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