Masters Programs in Conservation

Compare 7 Masters Programs in Conservation

A master’s is a graduate degree that shows a student has received advanced education in his or her chosen field. Taken after receiving an undergraduate degree, this program can take from one to four years to complete.

What is a Master in Conservation? This degree program continues where bachelor degree studies leave off, focusing on advanced research skills and more intricate subjects. You will learn how to conduct research on and conserve important cultural objects created of stone and wood, along with decorative surfaces. Additional materials used to create these three-dimensional pieces include ceramics and plaster, which you will also learn how to preserve.

With so much information available on the Internet today, it’s important to learn how to research and where else to look for information on the objects you will be working with. Advanced research skills are sought after in many fields. You can also learn how to plan and carry out long-term projects in this program, gaining valuable project management skills.

Schools around the world offer a Master in Conservation, and tuition costs vary at each institution. You should contact the school directly for more information on costs.

Learning about the methods used to create art in all its forms will give you a deeper appreciation of cultural practices that can lead to a variety of careers. You might enjoy working as a curator for a museum or corporation. As you become more of an expert in your field, you may choose to work as an estate appraiser, an antique dealer or manage an art gallery. In the publishing field, you may enjoy writing or editing articles and/or books.

You can complete a Master in Conservation program through a variety of online schools and enjoy studying from home. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master's Degree in Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time October 2018 Italy Venice

This Master’s degree programme is entirely taught in English and trains experts in the diagnostic and conservation of cultural heritage with a strong interdisciplinary scientific knowledge (chemistry, physics, biology, computer science, geology) and hands-on experience with innovative conservation technologies. [+]

Masters in Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage

The Master’s degree Programme prepares experts (conservation scientists) in the diagnostic and conservation of cultural heritage, providing solid interdisciplinary scientific training that combines chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and geology with innovative technologies for storage of artefacts. The training course is designed to prepare a professional figure able to interact with experts in other disciplines involved in the process of the protection and conservation of cultural assets, acting as a technical and scientific reference.

The graduate will be able to design and test new technologies for restoration work, to develop projects for prevention of damage and maintenance of cultural heritage and to run diagnostic tests for the characterization of artefacts.... [-]


Master of Architecture in Conservation and Regeneration/ Master of Arts in Conservation and Regeneration

CEPT University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 India Ahmedabad + 1 more

Conservation and Regeneration program is a two-year specialist education in theory and practice of building conservation and conservation led urban regeneration. The program situates itself in the context of the World Heritage City of Ahmedabad and engages with the historic built environments, urban histories and theories, contextual design approaches and community engagement to explore the relationship between conservation practice and urban regeneration. [+]

Master of Architecture in Conservation and Regeneration/Master of Arts in Conservation and Regeneration

Faculty of Architecture – CEPT University

Conservation and Regeneration program is a two-year specialist education in theory and practice of building conservation and conservation led urban regeneration. The program situates itself in the context of the World Heritage City of Ahmedabad and engages with the historic built environments, urban histories and theories, contextual design approaches and community engagement to explore the relationship between conservation practice and urban regeneration. This is done with a focus on developing skills required for practice and with active engagement with national and global, private and public projects that conserve historic environments. At the end of this program one would be able to:... [-]


Master in Contemporary Art Conservation - Master di I Livello

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Como
Campus Full time 1 year March 2019 Italy Como

The issue of Contemporary Art Conservation is at the center of debates and disagreements. The diversity and originality of used materials, the ephemerality and perishability of some art works, the use of new media and, last but not least, the immateriality of some performances and happenings make this field a continuously and rapidly evolving ground where well prepared specialists ready to deal with this wide and inestimable patrimony are definitely missing. Starting from here and from the individual peculiarities of each Campus, Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli signed a partnership which proposes an ambitious Higher Education project. Career opportunities - The Specialist in Contemporary Art Conservation can work either in conservation or in restoration, boasting a theoretical and practical knowledge specifically connected to the contemporary times. The employment sectors include galleries, public and private museums, public institutions for conservation and land-use planning, exhibition setup and art transportation businesses, studio and analysis labs, university departments of Art History, restoration and conservation companies. Degree title - The course is recognised by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) as an Academic Master Level I credit rated at 60 credits allowing students to progress further in their studies in Italy or abroad. [+]

The issue of Contemporary Art Conservation is at the center of debates and disagreements. The diversity and originality of used materials, the ephemerality and perishability of some art works, the use of new media and, last but not least, the immateriality of some performances and happenings make this field a continuously and rapidly evolving ground where well prepared specialists ready to deal with this wide and inestimable patrimony are definitely missing.

Starting from here and from the individual peculiarities of each Campus, Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli signed a partnership which proposes an ambitious Higher Education project.

Career opportunities - The Specialist in Contemporary Art Conservation can work either in conservation or in restoration, boasting a theoretical and practical knowledge specifically connected to the contemporary times. The employment sectors include galleries, public and private museums, public institutions for conservation and land-use planning, exhibition setup and art transportation businesses, studio and analysis labs, university departments of Art History, restoration and conservation companies.... [-]


Master in Restoration and Conservation

University of Dubrovnik
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Croatia Dubrovnik

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). [+]

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.... [-]


Masters in Art Conservation and Restoration

Palazzo Spinelli Group
Campus Full time 1500 hours February 2019 Italy Florence

This master aims to prepare applicants who intend to work in the sector of Cultural Heritage. Students will have the opportunity to develop a pragmatic and practical approach to the themes relating to cultural heritage, preservation and conservation through a series of hands-on experiences at restoration sites and laboratories combined with the direct study of artworks and practical internship sessions in enterprises and institutions. [+]

This master aims to prepare applicants who intend to work in the sector of Cultural Heritage. Students will have the opportunity to develop a pragmatic and practical approach to the themes relating to cultural heritage, preservation and conservation through a series of hands-on experiences at restoration sites and laboratories combined with the direct study of artworks and practical internship sessions in enterprises and institutions.

Context

In the sector of study and management of Historical and Cultural Heritage, the themes of conservation and restoration have a strong and prominent role: Cultural Heritage preservation is our responsibility. Urban artefacts, ecclesiastical artworks, public institution furniture or museum artefacts need proper preservation, conservation and evaluation strategies. Despite these clear needs, art historians and technicians working in this sector sometimes do not receive, as part of their academic education and training, adequate instruments for a correct interpretation of a work of art’s state of deterioration or risk factors. They are often not well instructed about the most proper procedures for artwork maintenance and conservation and for the work of co-ordination of the restoration process.... [-]


Masters Program in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Rome

The Masters Program in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage trains experts in Archaeometry and Conservation Science. [+]

The Masters Program in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage trains experts in Archaeometry and Conservation Science. The program provides students with specialist skills in the multi-analytical characterization of a wide range of materials related to archaeology and cultural heritage, scientific methods and advanced technologies in the study of conservation.

In particular, graduates will acquire the:

ability to work in a research area with a strong multidisciplinary nature ranging from sciences to humanities; expertise in analytical techniques, scientific methods of investigation and data interpretation for the recovery and conservation of cultural heritage; advanced skills in the analysis of the interaction between cultural heritage and the chemical-physical environment; advanced knowledge of archaeometric applications in a range of fields. ... [-]

Master's Degree In Rehabilitation And Restoration Of Heritage

laSalle Barcelona Postgraduate
Campus Full time September 2018 Spain Barcelona

The University Rehabilitation Master and Heritage Restoration (MGICR) trains professionals in the field of rehabilitation and restoration with a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge in aspects of diagnosis, intervention techniques or knowledge of injuries items construction of traditional systems. [+]

The Master Rehabilitation and Restoration of Heritage (MGICR) professionals in the field of rehabilitation and restoration with a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge in aspects of diagnosis, intervention techniques or knowledge of the injuries of the constructive elements of traditional systems form.

The program also responds to the current demand from the construction to have a professional with the ability to develop, with guarantees, management building process industry from a holistic perspective and with the particular focus of each of their specialties offer.

The Master is the 4th best in Spain for Real State Management sector according Eduniversal Ranking.... [-]