Master Program in Restoration of Paintings

Accademia Riaci

Program Description

Master Program in Restoration of Paintings

Accademia Riaci

Master Program in Restoration of Paintings

Taught in Italian or English

Through lecture, studio, and laboratory classes, the students in Master Program at Accademia Riaci concentrate on: The identification of traditional and modern materials and fabrication techniques, the assessment and documentation of the physical condition and the nature and extent of deterioration of the artifact, the measures, which can be taken to prevent damage to the artifact during storage, display, and shipping, the wide variety of techniques and materials employed in the conservation of artifacts, the physical, aesthetic, and pragmatic factors that govern the selection of conservation treatment, the application of physical and chemical principles, as well as scientific methodology to conservation and preservation problems.

The course structure of the curriculum provides students with simultaneous instruction in the department’s paintings, paper, and objects specialties as well as in their various subspecialties including ethnographic and archaeological materials. This program structure encourages students to integrate techniques and materials of all restoration specialties in developing solution to restoration problems.

The department believes that the greatest educational benefit results when the students is exposed to the full range of problems involved in restoration work and is given experience in selecting and using the appropriate materials and methods. It requires, therefore, that each treatment undertaken by a students be carried through to completion by that student, including consideration of proper housing, display, and, where appropriate, packing and shipping. The department faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized conservator and other conservation specialists with extensive experience in conservation education.


Restoration of Paintings

  • Advanced Technology and Conservation
  • Advanced Chemical and Physical Techniques used in Examination of Art Materials
  • Advanced Techniques of Examinations & Documentation
  • Independent study in Restoration of Paintings
  • Developing Successful Portfolio
  • Diploma Project

**Curriculum would be changed without prior notice.

Admission Requirements

1. Graduates of Riaci's Basic and/or One - Year course, or...
- Graduates of 4 year colleges in art or design / Equivalent working or training exerience in a specific field, and desires to pursue their studies in a further advanced level.

2. Sufficient language proficiency in either Italian, English, or Japanese

3. A qualification examincluding a 12 piece portfolio that best represents the student's work style is required for admission.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
1 year
Full time
12,000 EUR
Start date Oct. 2016
Italy Florence
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 12,000 EUR
€14,000.- for non-EU students