Conservation is the meeting-point of science and art – a fascinating blend of state-of-the-art forensics, aesthetics and traditional craft skills. During this intensive, demanding course you will work on a challenging variety of complex live projects, using objects lent by leading public and private institutions. We teach you to manage all phases of conservation practice, from examination, state-of-the-art analysis, proposal and documentation to the treatment itself and future care recommendations.

Our specialism is on the conservation and restoration of 3D cultural objects in stone, wood, plaster and terracotta.  Decorative surfaces such as gilding, polychromy, lacquer and japanning and the conservation of ornate frames are integral to the course.

This three-year full time course is validated by Birmingham City University’s School of Art; regular checks by the Quality Assurance Agency confirm the standard of our provision and our external examiners attest to our consistently high standards and results. During 2015/16 as part of a 5 yearly cycle this course will go through re-approval, which enables us to include course developments and new initiatives following student, staff and alumni feedback.

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