Objectives

  

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Learning Outcomes

 

The aim of the course is to prepare students to become connoisseurs and experts in fine arts by direct teaching, discovery learning and assessment. This should enable them to act as experts, valuators and arbiters on the art market and in civil and legal cases. All connoisseurship has to be enlightened by the knowledge of all disciplines of Art History. An important part of the course will aim at bringing a better understanding of the legal framework and all issues related to the art market in a global world, through the analyses of the results of specific techniques of material analysis.

Material analysis lead to diagnostics based on technical results that require themselves a great experience to produce the rightful conclusions. The observation of the work of art is essential in this context. The deeply human side of the talent of the connoisseur and the limits that the laws of the brain and the cognitive perception impose, are explained by neuroscience, which is the basis of our understanding of the critical cognitive-perception of the work of art. Evaluation has to be done in relation to the situation of the art market on a certain moment and to the specifics of the art work.

Graduates, who are already specialists in different fields of the world of the arts, will be able to improve their connoisseurship qualities by incorporating the latest insights of neuroscientific research concerning the functioning of the human brain. They will be aware of the many cognitive inputs that influence their perceptions when observing, and appreciating, works of art from a theoretical as well as practical point ofview. The added value of this postgraduate program is that they can apply these neuroscientific insights within the context of a thorough knowledge of the historical, economic, legal and sociological processes that shape the art market. Our connections with the approximately 5000 art professionals worldwide, members of CINOA, allows the students to acquire art market experience, expertise and evaluation skills.

The aim of the course is to prepare students to become connoisseurs and experts in fine arts by direct teaching, discovery learning and assessment. This should enable them to act as experts, valuators and arbiters on the art market and in civil and legal cases. All connoisseurship has to be enlightened by the knowledge of all disciplines of Art History. An important part of the course will aim at bringing a better understanding of the legal framework and all issues related to the art market in a global world, through the analyses of the results of specific techniques of material analysis.

Material analysis lead to diagnostics based on technical results that require themselves a great experience to produce the rightful conclusions. The observation of the work of art is essential in this context. The deeply human side of the talent of the connoisseur and the limits that the laws of the brain and the cognitive perception impose, are explained by neuroscience, which is the basis of our understanding of the critical cognitive-perception of the work of art. Evaluation has to be done in relation to the situation of the art market on a certain moment and to the specifics of the art work.

Graduates, who are already specialists in different fields of the world of the arts, will be able to improve their connoisseurship qualities by incorporating the latest insights of neuroscientific research concerning the functioning of the human brain. They will be aware of the many cognitive inputs that influence their perceptions when observing, and appreciating, works of art from a theoretical as well as practical point ofview. The added value of this postgraduate program is that they can apply these neuroscientific insights within the context of a thorough knowledge of the historical, economic, legal and sociological processes that shape the art market. Our connections with the approximately 5000 art professionals worldwide, members of CINOA, allows the students to acquire art market experience, expertise and evaluation skills.

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Academic plans

In the context of this programme, the following academic plans are offered:

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