Arts, Design & Culture Arts Management
Certificate for Module (Ecology of Art Collecting)
CEF Reimbursable Course
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- 36 hours
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This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to inquire the cultures of art collecting in contemporary world. With the use of both international and local perspectives, how art collecting has become a remarkable cultural practice and the ecology of art collecting will be scrutinised. Students will learn the different aspects that form the art collecting ecology, and will deal with special topics including the patterns of collecting, art valuation, relationship between connoisseurship and taste, the changing role of museums as well as the impact of technologies and the COVID-19 on art collecting.
1. Art Collecting and Connoisseurship: “The trained eye” – what/who is a connoisseur? What is the role of a connoisseur in art collecting?
2. The Price of Everything: How is art purchased? Where do we go and look for art to buy? Who/what determines the price of an artwork? In a buoyant market and with prices/ transactions becoming more and more transparent, we seem to know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.
3. The Chosen Ones: What is the role of the museum? Who decides what to collect and display?
4. The Different Pillars: From the artist’s studio to a collector’s home, how is the artwork being handled and by what parties? How do these “pillars” contribute to a healthy/balanced art ecology? What are the roles and inter-dependency of the different pillars?
5. The New Normal: The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways we communicate, conduct business, obtain information and entertainment. How has it changed the way art is being created, displayed, appreciated and collected?
QF Level: 6
QR Registration No.: 19/000089/L6
Validity Period: from 01 Feb 2019 to on-going
Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of the certificate for module, students should be able to
- analyse the relationship between contemporary art collecting and cultural economy;
- critically examine the strategies of display of artefacts and cultural objects in exhibitions, museums and galleries;
- evaluate art collecting as cultural practice signifying collectors’ taste and socio-cultural status.
- Brief review of the history of art collecting and its linked phenomena
- How art is bought and sold; what to buy, when to buy and how to best make a knowledgeable purchase
- Key exhibition strategies employed by galleries and institutions in spotting new talents and building up their collections
- Comparison and analysis of the local, Asian and international art scenes and marketplaces
- Brief introduction to the latest art forms and the value of art
- Skills in researching, evaluating and buying art works intelligently
- Similarities and differences between private and corporate collecting
- The importance of corporate collecting for companies and how it serves to enhance a company’s corporate identity and stimulate a dialogue between the company, clients, employees and the public
- The ways connoisseurship is related to “taste”
- The politics of display of artefacts and cultural objects in exhibitions, galleries and museums
- The reasons underlying the explosion of the art market in contemporary world
- The features of cultural economy and the role of contemporary art collecting in cultural economy
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- 36 hours
- Ms Judy Inn
- a) hold a bachelor’s degree in areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, IT or Business, or equivalent, awarded by a recognised institution; or
b) hold a sub-degree or higher diploma awarded by a recognised institution and have two years of recognised professional experience.
2. Obtain a score of 6.5 in IELTS (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent, for those graduated from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction.
3. Be considered on individual merit for those with other qualifications.
- Course Fee : HK$10,000
- The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
|Certificate for Module (Ecology of Art Collecting)
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This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
Certificate for Module (Ecology of Art Collecting)
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