Master in Restoration and Conservation

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Program Description

Restoration and Conservation (wood, paper, textile, metal, and ceramics)


The graduate study in Restoration and Conservation (wood, paper, textile, metal, and ceramics) lasts two years, i.e. four semesters (120 ECTS credits). Upon completion of the graduate study, students acquire the academic degree of Master in Conservation and Restoration (wood, paper, textile, metal, ceramics).

Upon successful completion of this study, students are qualified for employment in state administration, in county and/ or town offices in charge of culture and monument protection, in museums, galleries, restoration and conservation workshops or archives, or they can start their own business. This study is the only one of its kind in Croatia, and it is fully in line with the Bologna Declaration. The framework of this program implies the day to day cooperation of teachers and students, the mobility of both teachers and students during the course and the possibility for the students to enroll in any course of a similar profile and level (expressed in ECTS credits) in universities of the European Union that offer compatible studies.

Courses

1st year

  • Applied chemistry I/1
  • Applied chemistry I/2
  • Ethnology and folkloristics I and II
  • Restoration of wood I and II
  • Restoration of paper I and II
  • Restoration of textiles I and II
  • Restoration of metals I and II
  • Restoration of ceramics I and II
  • Artwork diagnostics (research Techniques) I
  • Artwork diagnostics (research Techniques) II
  • Italian language I and II
  • English language I and II
  • Cultural heritage comparative law

Optional courses

  • Goldsmithery and jewelry
  • Calligraphy I
  • Calligraphy I
  • Modern physical methods and Measurement in conservation-restoration work


2nd year

  • Applied chemistry II/1
  • Applied chemistry II/2
  • Restoration of wood III and IV
  • Restoration of paper III and IV
  • Restoration of textiles III and IV
  • Restoration of metals III and IV
  • Restoration of ceramics III and IV
  • Italian language III and IV
  • English language III and IV
  • Preventive conservation I
  • Preventive conservation II
  • Artwork diagnostics (research techniques and sampling methodology) II
  • Practice in dubrovnik or florence (writing a Final paper)

Optional courses

  • Illumination I
  • Illumination II
  • History of graphic art
  • Economy of culture
  • Cultural heritage in croatia
  • Cultural heritage of Dubrovnik
  • Methods for cleaning varnished or painted
  • Surfaces
Last updated Jan 2018

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University of Dubrovnik The University of Dubrovnik is the “youngest” university in Croatia. It was established in 2003. on the foundations of a very long tradition which goes back to the 17th century ... Read More

University of Dubrovnik The University of Dubrovnik is the “youngest” university in Croatia. It was established in 2003. on the foundations of a very long tradition which goes back to the 17th century, but also on decades of modern higher education. Through its programs, its organization and its technical equipment, the University of Dubrovnik can be stands among very modern educational institutions. History High education and scientific work have their roots in the distant past. This is particularly true of the maritime, the social and the natural sciences. For example, Beno Kotruljević, of Dubrovnik, wrote four books in 1458 “About Commerce and a Perfect merchant”, published in Venice in 1573, which was the first work of its kind. There is also Nikola Sorgojević, a citizen of the Dubrovnik Republic (Respublica Ragusii, 1358 – 1816), the first Croat who wrote a book about navigation (published in 1574). Jesuits founded “Collegium Ragusinum” in 1624, which was promulgated into a public institution of high learning where art and natural sciences were studied. That institution provided education for Ruđer Bošković, the most eminent Croatian scientist and the founder of the dynamic theory of atoms, who continued his doctorate studies in Rome. The Dubrovnik Republic Senate allowed young aristocrats to study navigation and commerce and apply their professional knowledge when sailing out of the Adriatic Sea. About Dubrovnik Dubrovnik, a magnificent historic city, founded in the 7th century, traces its roots to the ancient world. It was the only city-state on the entire Croatian coast, from the 14th to the 19th century. Seafaring and trade, together with the wise international policy and skillful diplomacy brought economic and cultural prosperity and centuries of prosperity to that free city-state.The Dubrovnik people were known as good seafarers, tradesmen, scientists, and writers. Read less