Masters Programs in Conservation

Compare 8 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 in Contemporary Art Conservation - Master di I Livello

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Como
Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 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. [+]

Masters in Conservation. 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. Target - This Master is opened to graduates who want to acquire theoretical and practical skills in the field of contemporary art conservation, interested and operate in a dynamic and evolving sector. Previous studies in fine arts academies and schools of restoration could be considered as an asset, but not a prerequisite to access the course. Methodology and strcture - The course is divided into two modules, characterized by a specific course of study, strictly related to the peculiarity of the venue: Venice and Como.... [-]

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

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

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 artifacts. [+]

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 artifacts. 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 artifacts. All information regarding terms and conditions and registration times will be posted soon. Overview Level of qualification Master’s degree programme Where Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics Scientific Campus, via Torino 155, 30170 Venezia Mestre (Italy) For information please contact us. Access to the programme Unlimited, with the possession of minimum entry requirements (20 places are reserved for non-EU students residing abroad). Admission requirements Admission onto the course requires the fulfillment of minimum curricular requirements and adequate personal preparation. You must also have a certified knowledge of English at least level B2. Admission requirements are verifiable on the relevant web page. [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Conservation. 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. What do you prepare? Train professionals in the field of rehabilitation and restoration professionals with a high level of theoretical knowledge - practical aspects of diagnosis, intervention techniques, knowledge of the injuries of the constructive elements of traditional systems: ceilings (ceramic , wood, concrete, aluminous cement, steel) vertical elements and foundations. Form in legislative and regulatory aspects of intervention in heritage buildings and awareness on the values ​​of heritage protection. To whom it May concern? Senior Architects and Technicians, Engineers, Senior Industrial and technicians who want to extend the knowledge acquired in the training areas of their careers, in the context of the overall management of the building process and from an eminently practical and business perspective power transmission of accumulated experience, through a specialized teacher. Students who complete the Master in Integral Construction Management They will have the necessary skills to enter the world of... [-]

Masters in Archaeological Materials Science (ARCHMAT)

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

ARCHMAT is a 2-years Erasmus Mundus Master Course (120 European Credit Transfer Scheme - ECTS) within a consortium of 3 HEI (Evora-UE, Rome-UNIROMA1, Thessaloniki-AUTH) as full partners, 7 HEI (Avignon-UA, Palermo-UNIPA, Zaragoza-UNIZAR-ICMA, Fez-UF, Rio de Janeiro-UERJ, Polytechnic University of Turin - POLITO and Universidad de Burgos - UBU) and 3 non HEI Research centres (Laboratorio Jose Figueiredo/Instituto dos Museus e da Conservacao-IMC, Scientific Laboratory Musei Vaticani-MV, Archaeological Museum of AIANI) as associated members, providing students with specialized skills in archaeology and analytical charaterization of materials from prehistory (megalithic) to classical times (Greek and Roman). [+]

ARCHMAT is a 2-years Erasmus Mundus Master Course (120 European Credit Transfer Scheme - ECTS) within a consortium of 3 HEI (Evora-UE, Rome-UNIROMA1, Thessaloniki-AUTH) as full partners, 7 HEI (Avignon-UA, Palermo-UNIPA, Zaragoza-UNIZAR-ICMA, Fez-UF, Rio de Janeiro-UERJ, Polytechnic University of Turin - POLITO and Universidad de Burgos - UBU) and 3 non HEI Research centres (Laboratorio Jose Figueiredo/Instituto dos Museus e da Conservacao-IMC, Scientific Laboratory Musei Vaticani-MV, Archaeological Museum of AIANI) as associated members, providing students with specialized skills in archaeology and analytical charaterization of materials from prehistory (megalithic) to classical times (Greek and Roman)... [-]


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

The Masters Programme in Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage trains experts in Archaeometry and Conservation Science. The programme 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. ... [-]

Masters in Art Conservation and Restoration

Palazzo Spinelli Group
Campus Full time 1500 hours February 2018 Italy Florence

This Masters 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 direct study of artworks and practical internship sessions in enterprises and institutions. [+]

This Masters 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 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. Objectives This Masters aims to prepare applicants who intend to work in the sector of Cultural Heritage, providing competences and skills in sectors which are sometimes overlooked in educational programmes. 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 direct study of artworks and practical internship... [-]

Master in Conservation Studies

West Dean College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom West Dean

All Postgraduate Diplomas at West Dean can be transferred to the MA Degree programmes, extending your study from one academic year to a full calendar year. In February, [+]

Masters in Conservation. All Postgraduate Diplomas at West Dean can be transferred into the MA Degree programmes, , subject to the negotiation of an appropriate project proposal. This involves additional MA units of study and an extension of study from one academic year to a full calendar year. Students on Postgraduate Diploma programmes start MA units mid-way through the academic year in February, in addition to the remainder of the Postgraduate Diploma. On successful completion of the full academic year in July, students will have finished their Postgraduate Diploma and completed a significant amount of MA introductory study. In July students start their major projects for the MA degree which involve a further 10-weeks of study with a final assessment towards the end of September. The MA in Conservation can be taken as a ten week extension from the Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation of Books and Library Materials, Conservation of Ceramics and Related Materials, Conservation - Restoration of Clocks and Related Objects, Conservation - Restoration of Furniture and Related Objects, Conservation - Restoration of Metalwork. On successful completion of the full academic year in July, students will have finished their Postgraduate Diploma and completed a significant amount of MA introductory study. In July students start their major projects for the MA degree which involve a further 10-weeks of study with a final assessment towards the end of September. [-]

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 enrol in any course of a similar profile  and level (expressed in ECTS credits) in universities of the European Union that  offer compatible studies.... [-]