Bachelor Thesis in “Multimedia Arts” – IUAV, 2016
A study about art
museums visitors taste
by Federica Delprino
Supervisor: Emanuele Arielli
Multimedia Arts Undergraduate Degree
My interest towards the topic of my undergraduate thesis was born from some recurring thoughts in my head after a visit of an art museum: what will I remember in weeks, months, years? What did I really like? And mostly: why?
First chapters are a theoretical analysis about the artistic object itself, the concept of “taste” and “beauty”, judgment crisis according to epochs and stereotypes.
Then I approached to real data: starting a conversation with different Italian museums, I focused on researches made on GNAM and Praz Museum in Rome, Sforza Castle and Civic Museum in Milan.
In particular, on visitors’ feedbacks.
Considering these different approaches, I’ve made some interviews outside “Peggy Guggenheim Collection” and “Gallerie dell’Accademia” in Venice (also gathering data collected outside “Punta della Dogana” in 2014 for a previous paper).
I considered interesting comparing opinions about Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Modern, Contemporary Art.
Final step has been collecting Internet surveys, to take account of different point of views, acquired through a different method.
I understood better how people live their museum experience and what they await approaching to art pieces.