Structure + Content
The MA programme comprises longer practical units in our studios and thematic week-long block modules for majors and minors. You will complete your degree with an independent, innovative master’s thesis.
Course content aligns with European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers’ Organisations (E.C.C.O.) 2011 guidelines for the skills required to enter a career in conservation and restoration. In our MA programme, you will select a major and specialise in this branch of conservation and restoration. Your major thus represents the largest portion of your studies. We currently offer the following majors:
- Architecture, furnishings and furniture
- Paintings and sculptures
- Graphics, written material and photography
- Modern materials and media
You may select various minors to round out your personal skill set.
The central objective of the MA in Conservation-Restoration is to train you to engage in interdisciplinary exchange – for instance, with art historians and cultural scientists, technicians and owners – in order to make appropriate recommendations for the conservation of cultural artefacts. You must also become practised in putting these recommendations into practice. All of which requires knowledge, dexterity, skills and lots of practice.