Bachelor Conservation

Conservation means understanding and preserving. Learn how art and cultural assets can be preserved in the Bachelor's program!

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Zero conservation, perfect restoration: Conservation and Restoration at HKB

"Comprehend and preserve" - this is the credo of conservation and restoration. Here, lecturers and students deal with the comprehension, documentation, preservation and restoration of the material part of art and cultural assets. At the HKB, students can study conservation in the Bachelor's program and conservation-restoration in the Swiss Campus Master's program.

When a mistake is priceless - A day as an art restorer

Whether a painting for several million euros from an auction or one for five from a flea market - both have one thing in common: the best condition they were ever in was at the time they were painted. To preserve works of art, they are painstakingly restored. Here you can see what the work of a restorer looks like. (Source: youtube.com/user/tomatolix)

Piet Mondrian Conservation Projekt

In the summer of 2022, the Fondation Beyeler will dedicate an exhibition to the young Piet Mondrian. It shows the fascinating path of the artist from landscape painter to creator of the radical and concentrated pictorial compositions of lines, planes and colors that made him famous and one of the most important artists of modernism. (Source: FondationBeyeler)

Philippe Parreno Restoration Project. Water Lilies, 2012

(Source: FondationBeyeler)

From Tape to Byte - Digitization of the Video Collection (Museum of Art Lucerne)

Works of art need care. A crumbling layer of paint or yellowed paper can be secured by conservation measures. But how do art museums handle their collections of media art? (Source: arttv)

Ink on handmade paper - restoration process of a master drawing at the Getty Museum L.A.

(Source: vimeo.com/lienhnguyen)

Frank Lloyd Wright: St. Mark's Tower Model - Conservation and Restoration of an Architectural Model at MoMA

(Source: The Museum of Modern Art, MOMA)

The Treasury of Swiss History - The Collection Center in Affoltern am Albis

Link to SRF aktuell

Welcome to the Swiss Conservation-Restoration Campus

The four Swiss higher education institutions in the field of conservation and restoration have pooled their expertise in the Swiss Conservation-Restoration Campus and offer coordinated bachelor's and master's degree programs. 

Each of the four campuses benefits from its respective cultural and linguistic location and can thus offer students a springboard into a larger European environment. 
The campuses offer the opportunity to begin the bachelor's in conservation at one location and transfer to another institution in the 2nd or 3rd year, with a choice of specialization.

The four campus partners
Bern:

Studying at HKB

Neuchâtel:

Studying at HE-Arc CR

Mendrisio:

Studying at SUPSI 

Riggisberg:

Study at the Abegg-Stiftung

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