Markets for visual arts provide a particularly fertile ground for those concerned with the economics of culture, communication and marketing studies, basic business and finance.
The study of the past and current structure of the market for visual arts, the mechanisms that fuel this flourishing market and the involvement of public and private institutions in the context of the current globalization of the arts, all provide significant instruments for the development of museum management studies, as well as a different methodological approach to art history and history of culture management.
Past contributions to cultural economics were focused mainly on public policy issues. In recent times, however, the interdisciplinary nature of this discipline and the growing interest in it expanded research to broader areas that combine economics with the sociological, anthropological and historical point of view, as well as with the current financial world.
This course runs through SRISA's partners at ISI.