Conservation-Restoration M.A.

The master’s degree program Conservation-Restoration is based on basic knowledge acquired in a relevant bachelor’s degree program.

Modern restoration combines art and cultural heritage with numerous scientific fields. Preventive conservation work and Archaeometry are of particular importance. In cooperation with disciplines of the humanities, natural and engineering sciences, restorers research, document and preserve evidence of various cultures. Excellent manual skills, sensitivity, curiosity, comprehensive material, cultural, and scientific knowledge will be both required and further developed. Students learn to be able to scientifically evaluate and investigate problems of a complex nature and to develop potential solutions, drawing on methods from other disciplines where relevant.

During four semesters students can choose from a wide range of course choices and will be able to work on and be part of international projects. The chair is supported by several cooperation partners. Mentoring is provided for each student for particular specialization. Hereby they will be equipped to work in professional positions where they need to make major decisions and carry out complex practical restoration work. Graduates can work in architectural and works of art heritage, archaeology, public and private collections, archives and libraries, national and international organizations, research facilities and universities. The academic degree Master of Arts (M.A.) entitles to a Ph.D. program.