Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
MUSE1154 Authenticity and its Variations in Visual Culture 5 op
I Periodi II Periodi II Periodi IV Periodi
Käy seuraavien opintojaksojen suoritukseksi
Historian, kulttuurin ja taiteiden tutkimuksen laitos


By the end of the course participants will:
Become familiar with the evolutional changes of concept of originality.
Become familiar with the variety of replication processes and their origins; necessity of art replication practices.
Become familiar with the variety of material, visual and written sources, available to support the research on this subject matter.
Become aware of the current practices and researches regarding the authenticity of the artworks and knowledge what can be gained by studying their copies, replicas or simulations.
Gain experience in reading theoretical material with direct relevance to the subject matter and the field of art history.
Gain experience in research field and use wide range of skills in work on a specific theme or material; selecting, evaluating and applying suitable methodology to the object of study.
Present work orally and in written form (through workshop practice and essay writing).


The course is designed to give a wide perspective of terms and practices in art and visual culture regarding concepts of originality and replication. It will present multidisciplinary and cross-cultural framework of the study engaged by various scientific and art object as case studies.
The historical framework will be addresses widely, from the concept of originality and replication in Antiquity, following with the numerous medieval copying practices towards Renaissance, Romanticism and later on time of industrialism, finishing up with the contemporary thoughts of artistic practices. The agenda of the course will be planed and provided by a critical investigation constituted by the theoretical work, making an extensive insight into the present practices of art replication.
Language of teaching will be primarily in English. Essays will be accepted in English and Finnish.

Course Schedule

The class will meet weekly on Thursdays 4.2.–7.4. (20 hours) at 12 - 14.

Place: lecture room Salonki V108.

Minimum number of participants: 10 students.

Absence: it is allowed to be absent twice during the course period.

Certain sessions will take part at the museums and conservation studios in Turku while for some lectures we will have visiting professor or other experts from the fields of art history, conservation and restoration due to the theme of the session. Enrolment key for Moodle will be given at the first lesson to the final number of the participants.


The course will be evaluated by essay writing (2000-3000 words, line spacing: 1.5; font: Times New Roman; font size: 12). The deadline for submission is 25thof April.


Kurssille ilmoittaudutaan Nettiopsussa 25.1. mennessä: MUSE115 (kiintiö 20 opiskelijaa).

Vastaava opettaja

Natasha Bulatovic ja muita luennoitsijoita


4.2.2016 – 7.4.2016


Numerolla 0-5.


Minimum number of participants: 10 students.