Conservation and Restoration is concerned
with the active preservation of art and cultural artefacts, which owing to their historical, artistic, cultural and scientific
value constitute irreplaceable documents and monuments. The major significance of these objects demands a course of study
at the highest level. Both theoretical and practical focal points are of great significance and are carefully matched in a
Degree studies in Conservation and Restoration are structured in two segments. The initial study
segment introduces students to the bases of Conservation and Restoration studies. An introductory process in the first two
semesters is intended to communicate an overview of the specialist areas within the individual disciplines. The second study
segment serves specialisation and in-depth study in the specialist areas of painting, objects, stone and textile restoration.
Project-related, practical studies are accompanied by theoretical teaching related to the humanities and natural
sciences, whereby the content is not communicated in isolation or in self-fulfilling context, but rather always with a focus
on conservation and restoration and their mutual interactions.
Graduate activitiesRestorers undertake responsibility
for the examination, conservation and restoration of objects of cultural value, as well as the documentation and completion
of all the related processes. Restorers (academic restorers) must be able to recognise, analyse and document complex restoration
problems within their entire context, and to complete interventions according to the state-of-the-art. Restoration always
requires interdisciplinary teamwork.
Graduates are active in the museum sector, increasingly in the field of preventive
conservation, and the preservation of buildings and monuments. Their position is equal to that of academics from neighbouring
disciplines and foresees interdisciplinary exchanges.