Master Course in Museum Education

Master Course in Museum Education

Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)

March 6, 2024
Master Course in Museum Education
Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)
November 12, 2024–November 30, 2025
Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Firenze
via Bufalini 6/r
50122 Florence
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IED Firenze just launched a brand new Master Course in Museum Education enriching its Arts Academic offer.

The course will start in November 2024, and will be a real journey in the Museum Educational world. The Museum Education Master is a yearlong program in English aiming to form a central figure so deeply intertwined with the new role museums have in our societies.

“Museums are the institutions where history and present times are collected, interpreted, exhibited. The city of Florence and the Italian museum heritage represent a unique opportunity of developing new narrative paths to understand our past and produce the knowledge of the future. The Master will form professionals able to engage different audiences through inclusive, sustainable and participative strategies. Designing new narratives and promoting lifelong and recurring education, social integration and dialogue with other cultures is the aim of the program and reflects the mission of present and future museums.” declares Daria Filardo, coordinator of the Master.

During the Master students will learn insights from experts in the museum sector, acquiring both theoretical and technical knowledge understanding the dynamics and the opportunities that will shape their future career paths.  

Students will have the opportunity to collaborate on projects with museums and partner institutions, further enhancing hands-on experience in the field. They will have the unique chance to gain knowledge on international museum education methods by participating in a study trip abroad. This excursion forms an essential component of the Master’s program, providing an extensive and enriching itinerary of museum visits and interactions with professionals in the field throughout the program’s duration.

The knowledge of museum networks, of their specificities, of national and international case studies will give students the opportunity to design, in close contact with professionals of the sector, specific itineraries, public programmes, workshops, publishing material, designed for different audiences and needs.

A Museum Educator is central in the comprehension and awreness of the material and immaterial heritage of the museums and in the design of approaches that make the museum a place open to differences, accessible, an active part of the life of the community.

Course coordinator—Daria Filardo
Academic Coordinator Art Department, IED Firenze. Coordinator Curatorial Practice and Arts Management, Museum Education, IED Firenze. Founder from 2016 (with Stefania Galegati and Davide Ricco) of Counter Production, Palermo Contemporary Summer School a radical pedagogy program in collaboration with national and international artists and researchers. From 1998 to 2000 she worked as resident curator at Palazzo delle Papesse in Siena. Since 2001 she has been an independent curator. She writes in art catalogues and publications. Her field of action consists of long-term curatorial and didactic projects involving writing, exhibitions, workshops and publications. A selection of projects includes: The Tilt of Time, IED Florence/Palazzo Strozzi 2023; Eco-esistenze: forme del naturale e dell’artificiale, IED Florence/Palazzo Strozzi 2022; Alter Eva, Natura, Potere, Corpo IED Florence/Palazzo Strozzi 2021; Counter/production Summer School 2016/Present, Palermo; Life and Herstories, Autobioggrafia come Dialogo, Villa Romana Florence 2021; Art and Life: Plants, Objects, Autobiographies, Dialogues, Small Communities, Workshop with Chiara Camoni, in Scuola Popolare, Villa Romana, Florence 2020; Give me an (art)object so I can find my position and continue to move, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella 2017; Permanent refugee, essay in catalogue, Aleksander Duravcevic, Montenegro Pavilion, Biennale Venezia 2015; Arte Torna Arte, Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence 2012; Simon Roberts, Ex3 Florence 2010; Sahara chronicle. Ursula Biemann (distance for identity?) careof/DOCVA, Milan 2009; Fuori Contesto, Bologna/Milan/Manifesta7 Bz-Tn-Rov Italy, 2008

The Art department of IED Firenze offers also a Master course in Arts Management, and one in Curatorial Practice. Additionally, IED Firenze also provides summer courses such as Museum Experience and Arts Management

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