Bachelor of Restoration-Conservation, Art-Technology and Conservation Science

In the first four semesters the basics of scientific-technological and the artistic-social scientific disciplines are tought. They are characterized mainly by mandatory subjects.

In each of 26 hours per week totaling 30 credits, the core subjects of Art Technology and Materials Science, Conservation and Restoration, selected topics from the Cultural History and Humanities, Conservation Science and relevant areas of Science as well as documentation and investigation techniques are taught, among other things. The methodologically and ethically correct conservation and restoration of art works plays the central role. Directly connected to these core activities of the restorer are documentation and investigation techniques. For the preservation and processing of the art works skills and knowledge from different disciplines are required: To evaluate the often centuries or millennia-old archaeological findings or monuments comprehensive understanding of the relevant methods of analysis of archaeometry is required as well as a profound knowledge of historical materials and techniques. Preventive Conservation has as much significance for the future preservation of art works as the responsible use of preservatives in a variety of materials and material groups.

Preferably, in the 7th and 8th semester the study at a foreign partner university or a stay abroad in a museum, in a collection, or the participation in archaeological excavations or international organizations of Cultural Heritage Preservation is scheduled.

In the 8th semester the bachelor thesis is to be completed within the scope of 12 credits. Preferably, the processing of an art work from the collections respectively out of the responsibility of the cooperation partners of the study program is carried out.

This study program profile requires fundamental interest and understanding of cultural, technological and aesthetic as well as ethical questions from the applicants. As the students work from the first semester on collectors items in the studios and workshops of the cooperating institutions, basic knowledge of "handling" the art works are as essential as basic knowledge of conservation and restoration methods.

Since wintersemester 2013/14 students are no longer admitted to the master Programme!