Corso Professionale di Exhibition Design


Master in Exhibition and Artistic Event Curating

  • Exhibition Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Exhibition Design

Duration: 400 hours

Lessons are staged over 5 weekends, in two daily sessions

9 am/1 pm
2 pm/5 pm

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The exhibition curator is a professional figure responsible for planning and organizing exhibitions, expositions and temporary art installations.

It is a role invested with a high level of responsibility that forms part of the professional circle strongly geared towards multi-tasking, as it involves a wide range of different tasks.

The course is aimed at all those who want to learn the methods used in the profession, those who already have general organizational skills, experts in the sectors of art and culture, also including museum directors, art gallery owners, presidents or collaborators of associations, organizations and foundations and all those with previous work experience in the art industry.

With a focus mainly geared towards on-site experience, through “learning by doing”, the analysis of exhibition case studies and a collaborative approach, the course provides training designed to introduce aspiring curators into the world of contemporary art.

The objective, pursued by sharing skills and experiences, is to offer the students the right tools for developing a range of professional skills, and qualifying them to use these autonomously, and to also be capable of working through alternative channels.

The direct involvement of the students in the curating and organization of exhibitions, in the events managed by the ITSLIQUID group, provides a training ground in which they can put all the theoretical knowledge acquired to good use, carefully guided from the design phase to the completion of the exhibition project by the course mentors.

The lessons will focus on all the aspects of the complex profession of the contemporary art curator. Starting from the design and construction of the curatorial project, they will examine topics of fundamental importance, such as fundraising, communication and how to set up the exhibitions.

The course introduces students to the activities performed by the curator by having them stage a real exhibition, complete with catalog, in the gallery named THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space few minutes away from Piazza San Marco in Venice and in other historical buildings managed by the ITSLIQUID group, during the Biennale of Art and Architecture.

Theory/ hands on techniques

Visual Arts – History of Art (Week 1)

In the first module, the course aims to provide the theoretical, methodological, historical and critical tools required in order to understand contemporary art from the late 1800s until the present day. The objective is to raise the students’ awareness of contemporary art by providing a historical and critical overview of the subject and introducing them to the main national and international artistic research performed, favoring the studies that are still ongoing.

Curating – Museum organization (Week 2)

The aim of the module is to lay the foundations of knowledge about the functions of the museum, the configuration (also from a legal standpoint) of the various structures, but above all, to provide practical elements of knowledge about the requirements of the various types of stakeholders and, as a result, the solutions useful for each of these.

By the end of the module, the students will know how to coordinate and monitor logistic operations, manage the assembly of the exhibits and the layout of the works; they will have learned how to complete the bureaucratic and administrative paperwork required to set up and stage the exhibition; and how to manage the staff actively involved in the various organizational and operating processes.

Marketing – Multimedia design (Week 3)

This teaching module explores the methods used for the correct communication of an artistic event, including interaction with newspapers and opinion groups. These are procedures based on theory but they also require a significant practical effort: the students will learn about the targeted strategies used in different media forms, the dynamics of trouble-shooting, the timelines of the interventions, the creation of mailing lists and press kits, right up to the management of press conferences and the subsequent monitoring of publications, television reports and web news. The students will personally take part in all the processes, actively working to publicize the exhibition that they will curate at the end of the course.

Press office (Week 4)

The last fundamental notion taught is how to manage strategies, analyses and timelines in order to learn how to coordinate a real press office: such as for example, how to draft a press release, organize a press review and how to draft art catalogs.

Fundraising – Relations with Sponsors and Sponsoring Organizations (Week 5)

The objective of the module is to teach aspiring curators how to locate sources of financing, prepare the budget for the execution of the event and manage the funds and the relationships with artists, gallery owners and collectors.

  • Visual arts
  • Art history
  • hotography
  • Design and multimedia
  • Phenomenology of Contemporary Art
  • Curating
  • Creating installations: elements of architecture and interior design
  • Relationship between the exhibit and the exhibition space
  • Lighting
  • Museology
  • Multimedia design
  • useum marketing and cultural sector communication
  • Internet as a tool for promoting culture
  • Relationships with Sponsors and Sponsoring Organizations
  • Differences between Sponsors and Sponsoring Organizations
  • Free and financed sponsorships
  • Technical and economic sponsors
  • Strategic planning
  • Managing funds
  • Relationships with partner
  • Press office management
  • Drafting a press release
  • Organization of a press conference
  • Press review
  • Drafting Art catalogs
Tirocinio corso di Exhibition Design

The Practical Training is the most important part of the Master: the training takes place in well-known companies, subject to a selection process staged by the management of the teaching department.

The student will be invited to attend a personal interview, with a view to understanding their requirements and motivations so that they can be correctly matched with one of the various partner structures.

A professional who works in the company will become the student’s tutor. This figure will accompany them throughout a training experience that will enhance their development as they learn about all the phases of the curating process, from the basics to specific aspects.

Indeed, the added advantage of the course lies in the direct involvement of the students in the curating and organization of exhibitions, such as, for example in the contemporary art exhibitions staged by the ITSLIQUID group on its various premises and in historical buildings in Venice, during the Venice Biennale.

The course is staged in partnership with Architect LUCA CURCI


The figure of the exhibition curator can perform practical planning activities either as a freelance professional, or within institutions such as museums, public or private art galleries, foundations, superintendences, specialized publishing companies and libraries, local organizations, the publishing teams of magazines, public authorities and local government offices in the sectors of culture and education, service and cultural promotion agencies, public, private and third sector institutions responsible for promoting and protecting historical and artistic heritage, documentation centers.



Job Opportunities both in Rome and abroad

At the end of the course, the Academy helps its students to find a job in their specific training sector, thanks to the JOB PLACEMENT office, both in Rome and abroad. This includes helping them to draw up a CV and sending weekly newsletters with the best job offers.

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