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.


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

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