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An international jury announced winners of an art competition on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the residence of the Swiss Ambassador Thomas Kolly on Thursday May 10. Each of the four winners and 25 finalists were given cash prizes, certificates and other gifts.

On April 3, 2018, former Museum Directors Richard Hodges (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and currently President of The American University of Rome) and Tom Campbell (New York Metropolitan Museum of Art) held a conversation about the challenges of running a museum in the age of technology & social media.

On February 23 and 24, 2018, the Arts Management Master program at AUR ran the first of two seminars with visiting professors that are part of the elective The Value of Art: Art Criticism and Art Market – a course on the intricacies of the contemporary art market.

On Saturday February 17th, AUR’s Graduate School launched its new program to offer two full-day targeted Graduate Workshops per semester aimed at developing specific skills. The event proved to be very popular – even necessitating moving the class into the student lounge to accommodate the number of students who had signed up!
 
Prof. Pier Matteo Barone led the first workshop that covered the topic of Geographic Information Systems. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer-based tool that analyzes, stores, manipulates and visualizes geographic information, usually in a map.

Louise Garrett (Central Saint Martins, London) and Cecilia Canziani (American University of Rome) will co-chair a session at this year's Nordic Association for Art Historians Conference in October.

The American University of Rome's Professor Peter Gould,  M.A. Sustainable Cultural Heritage and M.A. Arts Management, seeks to identify the success factors associated with economic development projects within communities adjacent to archaeological or heritage sites, a growing interest among archaeologists and heritage managers. Typically, the success of site museums, tourism businesses, or crafts cooperatives is rarely reported on in scholarly literature or subjected to systematic study. This new book, Empowering Communities through Archaeology and Heritage, addresses that gap. 

In October 2017, an international conference focusing on the reception of Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, Urbino 1483 – Rome 1520) and the history of collections drew together scholars of

The M.A. program in Arts Management at AUR is pleased to have confirmed a contributing partnership with the Culture Action Europe annual conference entitled “Beyond the Obvious: Belonging & Becoming” taking place at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome November 15-17, 2017. Thanks to this collaboration, our MA in Arts Management students will have the opportunity to attend the Beyond the Obvious (BtO) conference that creates a space to rethink culture, to explore its borders and edges and aims to move beyond those conventional assumptions, beliefs and practices that impede the contribution of culture to social and economic regeneration at a local, national and European level.

The sixth annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), hosted by the School of Law and Social Sciences at London South Bank University, will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns.

The AUR Masters in Arts Management program is proud to announce a new partnership with the Fondazione Giuliani Rome, in which the Foundation will host a series of lectures within the framework of AUR’s MA degree program.