Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 9
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Alice Devecchi Please contact the lecturer for information
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Conservation and Restauration of Cultural Heritage (LMR/02)
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Learning Objectives

The course aims at raising awareness of the complexity of contemporary art practices. The course is structured around topics of interest within the contemporary art history, as consistent as possible with conservation-restoration issues. The main goal to achieve through this course should be developing the ability to get in touch with the contemporary mindset as regards the Arts.


The course wil be held 2 days per week: one of them as a traditional lecture; the other one as a workshop. The former will be focused on topics of the contemporary art history, such as the trasnformation of the artist's role, of the public and of the art object; participatory art practices today, public art, the body in contemporary art. The second will use a "learning by design" methodology to develop specific collaborative projects together with the students.

Bridging Courses

Topics dealt with during the course regards the XXth and XIXth Century Arts. A previuos knowledge about modern art history is required.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

knowledge and understanding: students should be able to demonstrate the acknowledgment of the main topics and issues dealt with within the course and to put them in relation with the most recent art practices.

applying knowledge and understanding: the course aims at providing students with methods and tools to apply the findings achieved during classes to the main issues in conservation and restoration of cultural heritage, in order for them to be able to question established theories and practices.  

making judgments: students  should demonstrate the ability of handling complexity and the cross-over nature of contemporary art practices, making autonomous judgments and reflections free from biases. 

communication: worshops and collaborative sessions specifically designed within the course are aimed at developing dialogic skills and communication abilities. 

lifelong learning skills: students are pushed to develop an autonomous reserach path, which they are asked to share with their colleagues.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

If possible, seminars and discussions with scholars and experts will be organized as supporting attivities within the context of the course.

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


The course wil be held 2 days per week: one of them as a traditional lecture; the other one as a workshop.


Attendance is highly recommended, still not mandatory.

Course books

Denys Riout, L'arte del XX secolo, Einaudi, Milano 2002

Pier Paolo Pancotto, Arte contemporanea. Dal minimalismo alle ultime tendenze, Carocci, 2010

Other studying materials may be provided for english speaking only students.


Students will be asked to present the results of the project held during the course, in addition to demonstrate their knowledge about the course's program. 

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