May 25 to June 19, 2015

6 credits

If you are interested in cultural heritage across libraries, museums and archives as well as art history, Florence summer program in partnership with SACI will deepen and expand your knowledge and skills while creating new career horizons.

6-credit program involves the completion of 2 courses:

LIS 697 Florentine Art & Culture: Museum & Library Research & Documentation (3 credits)

Taught by Prof. Maria Antonia Rinaldi, Director of SACI’s art history master’s program.

Immerse yourself in Florentine culture through its museums and libraries. Develop your knowledge and skills attending lectures and demonstrations and carrying out research. Whether you aspire to be a librarian or art historian, this program will enrich your understanding and place you at the heart of your profession. When the museums, libraries, and cultural sites of Florence become your workplace and research becomes your passion, a real leaning experience occurs. With visits to the great churches, museums, archaeological sites, libraries, and parks of Florence, students document their research with photographs, drawings, and notations to be included in an extensive visual diary from which they identify a research theme illustrating a collection of related artifacts.

This course will include but is not limited to site visits and field trips to the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Strozzi, Galleria Accademia, Biblioteca Laurenziana, Siena, Monterchi, Sansepolcro, and San Gimignano.

For the previous year’s program/syllabus, please see the Downloads section below.

Course project: Drawing upon the city's rich cultural resources, students will develop topics for exploration and research by selecting a representative group of art objects from museums and cultural sites.  Then, through the use of Florentine libraries to document and research their topics, students will produce a digital exhibition catalog.

Course project examples:

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LIS 697 Cultural Heritage Conservation (3 credits)

Taught by Nenad Janovic, Conservator, SACI

Students will learn about the conservation of paper artifacts including art on paper, archival materials and books in this class. Concepts about conservation in theory and practice, preservation strategies, interventive conservation such as repair or chemical treatments will be covered. Students will learn about conservation methods and techniques in the context of today's diverse cultural environments and carry out some basic conservation treatments to paper objects with sensitivity to key issues and values of the conservation field and its importance in the world of libraries, museums, and archives.

For the previous year’s program/syllabus, please go to: www.pratt.edu/uploads/florence-conservation-course_2010.pdf

Application

The program is open to students currently enrolled in graduate programs and to those holding graduate degrees in library and information science, the arts and humanities, and to those who are interested in conducting research into Florentine art and culture. We encourage applicants to apply as early as possible as a maximum of 16 students will be accepted into the program. 

Complete the application form (see Downloads section below).

For currently enrolled Pratt students

Please return the completed study abroad application along with your resume and a brief statement of purpose to Quinn Lai, Advisor for Academic Programs (qlai@pratt.edu) or drop it off at the SILS Office (PMC 601).

For non- Pratt students

Please return the completed study abroad application along with your resume, a brief statement of purpose, an official undergraduate transcript indicating a bachelor’s degree was conferred or your most current graduate transcript, as well as a $50 check made out to Pratt Institute. Mail your application and supporting materials to Quinn Lai, Advisor for Academic Programs, Pratt Institute - School of Information & Library Science, 144 West 14th Street - 6th Floor, New York, NY 10011.

Scholarships

SILS students are automatically considered for tuition scholarships at the time of application.

Program costs for 2015

Tuition and fees for Pratt Institute students

Tuition (6 credits; $1,229/credit)

$7,374

 

International program fee

$550

 

SACI program deposit

$400

Refunded at the end of the program

Study abroad insurance

$100

Actual amount subject to change

TOTAL

$8,424

 

Tuition and fees for non-Pratt Institute (visiting) students

Tuition (6 credits; $1,229/credit)

$7,374

 

International program fee

$550

 

SACI program deposit

$400

Refunded at the end of the program

Application fee

$50

 

Study abroad insurance

$100

 

TOTAL

$8,474

Actual amount subject to change

Estimated student budget:

  Pratt student Non-Pratt (visiting) student
Tuition and fees $8,424 $8,474
Airfare $1,500 $1,500
Local transportation $300 $300
Field trips/excursions $200 $200
Housing (SACI) $1,450 $1,450
Housing (non-SACI) $1,100 $1,100
Meals $1,200 $1,200

**Students are responsible for their own travel, housing, and dining arrangements for the duration of the program.** 

Questions?

For further information or questions, please email the Pratt-SILS office: infosils@pratt.edu or call 212.647.7682.

Downloads
File Name File Size
2014_florence_syllabus__schedule.pdf 37.72 KB
2015_sils_study_abroad_application_2.pdf 581.72 KB