Connoisseurship: Legal-economic Expertise and Valuation in Fine Arts

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Program Description

Connoisseurship: Legal-economic Expertise and Valuation in Fine Arts

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

“Becoming connoisseurs and experts in fine arts by direct teaching, discovery learning and assessment, requires insights into the nature of the art market, the functioning of the brain, and art history.”

This postgraduate program is based on the most recent discoveries in neuroscience, material analysis, art history, law systems, sociology and economics of the art market.
Critical visual cognitive-perception is the base of expertise and enlightened connoisseurship. Quality perception and visual awareness are reachable only through practice and evaluation, in front of the works of art, with the best mentors in the field.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Art History
  • Neuroscience and connoisseurship
  • Laboratory techniques of material analysis and authentification
  • Legal aspects of authentification and evaluation in different law systems, jurisprudence, intellectu
  • Sociology and psychology of the art market, marketing and trend analysis
  • Techniques of expertise: market, legal, museum, evaluation
  • Economics of the art market. Communication and media in a globalized art market
  • Thesis

More details about the programme's curriculum can be found here


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Priority will be given to specialists active in the world of art, graduates or holders of a higher education diploma (Bachelor/master or equivalent/equal).

Additionally, in order to be admitted, you need to be proficient in English.

HOW TO APPLY

In order to apply you have to send your application documents to connoisseurship@vub.ac.be

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 22, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
6,800 EUR
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
Belgium Brussels
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Duration 2 years
Price 6,800 EUR